Three Christmas Event Outfits

It’s the most wonderful (and busy!) time of the year! And a majority of the time, that business sets in weeks before Christmas. Office parties, family get-together, lunches, etc.-  it always seems like there are more events than days during the holiday season!

Which all comes down to one question every time- what to wear?! Some events are more casual with your girls or family, while others require a little more glitz and glam. No matter where you’re headed these last few weeks of December, these three looks will definitely work! 

Brunch with the girls

 If you’re meeting up with the girls to clink mimosa glasses and exchange little gift, this cozy-cute look is perfect. The oversized sweater is so soft and cozy, and I love the little scallop detail at the bottom!

SWEATER
LEGGINGS
SUNGLASSES
BOOTS

Family Gathering

 Christmas Eve is usually a low-key event in terms of dress for my family, so I’m always going for casual festive in my outfit choices. This look is perfect because it uses pieces you probably already have and looks pulled together.

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LEGGINGS
BOOTS

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Stocking Stuffers: His and Hers

Christmas Countdown: 19 Days

^ WOW.

Wrapping paper

I finished most of my shopping last night (bless up, Amazon), but there are still a few things I need to go to the mall/other stores for this week. And undoubtedly, there will be something that slips through the cracks and sends me to the mall in a frenzy 3 days before Christmas. But overall, I think I’m doing pretty well!

One of my favorite things to shop for are stocking stuffers. I like being able to get smaller items that are personal and can be more practical too.

If you’re still looking for something to slip in your loved ones’ stocking or even a small gift for friends/co-workers that won’t break the bank, check out my top 5 Stocking Stuffers Under $25 for Him and Her!

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Carry On Cocktail Kit: Perfect for the guy on the go! Whether its for work or pleasure, this fun little kit is guaranteed to give any flight a little holiday buzz.

Kiehl’s Beard Oil: Beard? Hot. Getting beard burn trying to kiss your man? Not so much. Snag your favorite bearded man some of this oil to keep his facial hair soft and aromatic. Bonus points: This product also works its way into the skin underneath and acts as a gentle exfoliant!

Urban Outfitters Candle: Carl loves a good candle, especially as it gets chilly in the evenings. We curl up in bed, light candles and read/work/watch movies. His current favorite is a tobacco-like aroma, but will take anything deep and musky.

Lightning Cable: This is a great practical gift for the techie guy in your life to charge his 500 devices anywhere! And really, can you ever have too many phone chargers around?

ASOS Beanie: I think that a simple black beanie is among the staples every guy should own in his wardrobe!

Now onto the ladies!

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Christmas Gift Guide: Shop Small Edition

Can you believe Thanksgiving week is upon us?! I swear, it feels like it’ll be New Year’s Eve in about five minutes these days.

I’m at that point of trying to juggle Thanksgiving dinner prep with Christmas shopping list prep in anticipation of the famed Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday trifecta.

One of my favorite things about living in Temecula is the amount of small businesses in our area- which is why I was so excited to see my favorite businesses and city hall with stickers promoting Small Business Saturday this weekend!

I feel like SBS is often left out when considering holiday shopping, so I wanted to take the opportunity to use my first gift guide of the season to highlight just a handful of the amazing small businesses this area has to offer!

  1. Hollyhocks Boutique
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    This is one of my absolute fave shops in the area! There are so many fun gift ideas, from purse accessories to Pinterest-worthy home decor, kids and more! They also carry popular brands like The Giving Keys, Grace And Lace, etc. I will definitely be picking up some stocking stuffers this weekend from Hollyhocks!

2. Faithful Scents
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I am a huge fan of candles- they’re honestly one of my favorite gifts to give and receive. That being said, I love that these candles are so unique and stand in contrast to the usual Bath & Body Works candles that people give out. The scents are so unique and the packaging is so beautifully simple.

3. Savage Sips

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For all the coffee/wine drinkers on your Christmas list! I think these cups are so sassy and fun- a great way to show off your personality in the office or on the go. You can also get apparel with the same sayings, but I’m all about the drinkware. I also am just obsessed with the fact that the owner styles her Instagram pics in the cutest way!

4. Coffee Shops

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 Again for coffee fans- you can never go wrong with a gift card (or even some cool merch) from one of the many fantastical local coffee shops in town. My personal favorites are Bean Coffee (for someone who loves classic drinks and spending time in the cutest shop), The Press Espresso (for the adventurous and serious coffee connoisseurs) and East Coffee (their mugs are so cute!).

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Target Fall Staples

Happy Labor Day!

Fall is approaching, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it in California yet- boo! Regardless, I’m slowly starting to build up my fall wardrobe staples.

These are simple but necessary pieces for the fall that I’ve needed to re-stock for a while. I love having fun, stylish statement pieces for fall (hello chunky sweaters + chic boots!), but it’s also good to have solid staple pieces that can be mixed with anything. We made a trip to Target this weekend to look at things for Carl, but of course we left with a few pieces for me as well! ;)

Black Jeans
  Even though we all practically live in leggings during the cooler months, it’s always good to have a solid pair of structured black jeans. They can help dress and outfit and are perfect for shorter sweaters! Mine were getting worn out so it was definitely time for a new pair and Target is currently having a sale on denim!

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Valentine’s Gift Guide: His + Hers

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We’re a week away from Valentine’s Day! Some people view it as a cliche, but personally I love Valentine’s Day. It’s a fun holiday to celebrate loved ones in your life- whether that be a significant other or your best girlfriends.

The two hardest questions I’ve had with this holiday over the last few years of dating/marriage with Carl: what to get him and what to say when he asks what I want.

If you’re stuck on these too (or just want to drop some hints ;) ), then check out the details below on this His + Hers Gift Guide we created!

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