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$50 and Under for Her Gift Guide

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I honestly cannot believe Christmas is this week!

I’ve yet to wrap my gifts and I need to figure out what I’m going to wear for Midnight Mass and for the big day. In actuality, I just have been putting off a-lot of Christmas related things as it had not felt like that time of the year down here until this past weekend (yay for cooler temps!).

Here’s to the most wonderful and stressful time of the year!

-C

 

(From left–> Marc Jacobs Lipstick Set: Sephora; Earrings: Bauble Bar; Cashmere Fingerless Gloves: Nordstrom; Minted Daisy iPad Case: Anthropologie; Purse: Nordstrom; The Beatles 1 Album: Urban Outfitters; PJ Short Set: Topshop; “The Southerner’s Cookbook”: Barnes & Noble; Biker Jacket: H&M; Scarf: Urban Outfitters)

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What to Wear Now and Later: Holiday Style

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This time of year you hear so many women talk about never knowing what to wear for this and that holiday party. Lots of times they have something they could wear in their closet, but of course, we all like to treat ourselves to something new that just makes us feel good.

That is why I love this red swing dress from H&M. It is EXTREMELY versatile and can go from day to evening easily, which is why I feel it’s a great choice for both your Christmas day outfit and your New Years Eve look.

-C

 

(1. Dress: H&M; 2: Glasses: Warby Parker; 3: Purse: JCrew; 4: Booties: Sam Edelman; 5: Necklace: JCrew; 6: Purse:H&M; 7: Heels: Bagdley Mischka)

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Lovin’ Right Now: H&M’s Autumn Collection Ad

 

H&M’s latest ad for their Autumn Collection is AMAZING.

Not only does it include women of all ages (props to Hutton for continuing to look gorgeous) but women of all sizes, color, hair style, and orientation. I also love having a cover of Tom Jones’ iconic song “She’s a Lady” playing in the background, giving the classic a modern take on what it is to be a “lady”.

Kudos, H&M. Kudos.

-C

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How to Wear It Now and Later: J Crew Ruffle-Sleeve Top

 

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I am loving so many pieces by J Crew right now, but this ruffle sleeve top definitely tops them all (pun intended). It is a top that can easily be paired with a jean, skirt, or nice pant and also is a great transition piece.

For warmer weather (like what we currently still have), I love it with a white jean, cute heel, and dainty shoulder bag. When the weather starts to cool down a bit, it can easily be tucked into a corduroy skirt and paired with a fun animal print mini saddle bag and ankle booties. Also, if you are someone whose body temperature is cooler than average you can easily throw on a pair of cute fleece lined tights with the second look to stay warm.

Hope y’all enjoy this new series!

-C

 

(1: J Crew; 2: H&M; 3: H&M; 4: Jeffrey Campbell: 5: J Crew: 6: J Crew; 7: Sam Edelman)

 

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Gift Guide for Her-$60 and under

Gift Guide for Her-60 and under

 

When it comes to gift giving, I generally am pretty practical. If I know someone who has limited amount of winter clothes, I’ll give them gloves or a beanie or a nice scarf. Or if I have a friend who’s either a beauty or music junkie, I know the latest album or palette will be used/listened to repeatedly.

I always figured it’s best to give someone a gift that you know they’ll actually use versus something they just want.

-C

 

(Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Palette: $58; Fuzzy Knit Leather gloves from Urban Outfitters: $39; Faux Fur vest from H&M; Ribbed Infinity Scarf from J Crew: $49.99; Clinique Happiness in Colour Gift Set: $39.50; Makeup bag from Sephora:$26; Adele 25 LP from Urban Outfitters: $29.98; Penny Coin Pouch from Anthropologie:$38)

 

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Fall’s Budget Buys

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From the left:

H&M Jacquard-weave dress: $49.99

American Eagle V-Neck Pullover Sweater: $39.95

H&M Crepe Jacket: $49.99

Target Women’s Dome Satchel: $34.99

Urban Outfitters Avant Garde Brushed Woven Scarf: $29.00

American Eagle Stretch Heeled Booties: $69.95

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her–$100 and under

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Her--100 and under

Fringe Benefits Bag–$64.99 at Modcloth

Fireburst earrings–$55 at JCrew

Wool-blend Jacket–$99 at H&M

Kate Spade iPad Mini Case–$65 at Nordstrom

Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System–$99 at Sephora

Jo Malone Cologne–$60 at Nordstrom

Halogen Crossbody Bag–$98 at Nordstrom

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her– $50 and under

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Her--50 and under

 

Beanie: $30 at Madewell

Marc Jacobs Daisy Trio Rollerball set: $44 at Sephora

Necklace: $48 at Madewell

Stud Envelope Clutch: $42 at Urban Outfitters

Colorblock Tee: on sale for $44.50 at Madewell

Wool-blend Cardigan: $49.95 at H&M

Striped Blanket Scarf: $39 at Urban Outfitters

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Lovin’ Right Now: Alexander Wang for H&M

alexander wang x H&M padded leather jacket

alexander wang x H&M jacquard knit dress

 

Alexander Wang x H&M perforated top

 

I love the minimalist and sporty vibe the ALEXANDER WANG x H&M collection has going on. Not only is it due to black/white being my favorite combination, but also how the colors (especially black) are usually universally flattering. So what’s not to love?!

 

P.S. Note that these items are sold out online (and probably in some stores as well) but they should be back in stock soon! 

 

(Padded leather jacket: $399; Jacquard-knit Dress: $99; Top with perforated pattern: $149) 

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Current Weekend Wear Faves

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I never really gave baby doll dresses a thought before I saw this one online and I’m so glad I finally tried one on. They’re honestly one of the most comfortable things you could wear and being a dress, easy to put on. As it’s starting to get sunnier out now all I have to do is throw on my favorite jacket without having to also put tights or leggings on–yay for early spring!

-C

(Dress: American Apparel; Jacket: By Corpus; Purse: H&M; Sunnies: Ray Ban; Nails: Bikini So Teeny by Essie)