I certainly wouldn’t mind a white Christmas if snowflakes were this glittery!
Here’s to a wonderful holiday season! Cheers!
Of course we can’t put a price on our furry friends, but I will point out that Americans love them enough to spend $56 billion on them last year. Just let that sink in for a minute. Fifty-six billion dollars. That obscene amount of money pretty much proves that a pet-centric gift is going to be a home run, especially if it teaches the pet to pull its own weight in the household. (Seriously, it’s about time Bacon starts earning money to pay for his food. He gets more Instagram likes than I do!) And, while I didn’t include it here , this inflatable cat unicorn horn is pretty much the best thing ever.
As far as I’m concerned, the stocking is the best part of Christmas morning. The teeny wrapped packages! The piles of candy! What’s not to love? I’m guest posting over at La Vie Jaime today to share what I’d love to find in my stocking on Christmas morning. You can also find more stocking selections on Pinterest. I’ll keep adding to this board as I come across fun, affordable ideas.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]T[/dropcap]here’s so much pressure to buy a new holiday dress each year and I certainly succumbed, convincing myself that the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without a new satin or sequin frock. After hours of online searching (and a handful of returned rejects), I turned to my own closet and chose this simple black dress. I bought it last summer at Kohl’s and was grateful for the breezy style on those sweltering days. I even brought it to Belgium with me, wore it in Amsterdam, and donned it on the plane home. I never expected that it would be such a pretty canvas for Gerard Yosca’s holiday jewelry (check back tomorrow for a special holiday giveaway!). I added my favorite pumps and a matching mani for a bit of playfulness and made sure to adhere to each of Gerard’s tips for refined holiday dressing.
Dress: Kohl’s (similar)
Shoes: Kate Spade (available in classic colors and red)
Necklace: c/o Gerard Yosca
Earrings: c/o Gerard Yosca
Ring: c/o Julie Vos (similar)
Clutch: DVF (also love this printed version)
Lips: Stila “Fiore”
Nails: YSL “Bleu Celadon” (similar)
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]I[/dropcap] don’t know about you, but I still have plenty of people to check off my holiday shopping list. The thought of spending hours scouring multiple sites for the perfect presents is overwhelming, which is why I’m wrapping up my gift giving with a single shopping destination for clothes, shoes, accessories, and more: Zappos.
I recently had the opportunity to experience just how stress-free shopping with Zappos could be. As part of a collaboration with the retailer, bloggers were paired up for a Zappos Present Palooza and tasked with purchasing a present that suits the style of her giftee. I was partnered with Jessica over at Lipstick, Heels and a Baby. The gorgeous momma-to-be and I have pretty different styles, which was a little daunting at first. (No one wants to give someone a gift she doesn’t love!) But I’m happy to share that Zappos made it easy to find a gift to brighten her holiday. Once I narrowed down the product category to Bags & Handbags, I was able to sift through the results by brand (the gal loves Rebecca Minkoff!), color, and price to find this beautiful crossbody. I still had part of my budget left, so I headed off to the jewelry section in search of a pair of earrings. It seems that Jessica and I were on the same wavelength! I received this darling Kate Spade crossbody bag in Saffiano leather (see it in action here) and a pair of earrings by the brand. If you’re not sure where to start, the Zappos Gift Guide has plenty of ideas to delight those on your list.
After you’ve made your selections, Zappos makes it easy to send the items directly to the recipient with fast, free shipping. (Consider signing up for Zappos VIP service for free next business day shipping.) If your gifts somehow fall short, Zappos offers a 365-day return policy and world-class customer service to make sure your loved ones are ecstatic about their gifts (or their exchanges if it comes to that). Happy Shopping!
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