Wednesday, December 24, 2014

J.Crew Giveaway!

For those of you who know me and have seen the inner workings of my closet, you know my (not at all guilty) major-league obsession with J.Crew. So you could imagine my excitement when Emma at It's Emma Elise reached out looking for participants for a J.Crew giveaway! The winner will receive a $50 gift card (yay!) -- wondering what I'd put that $50 towards?

no. 2 pencil skirt -- that blue grotto color is amaze.
crepe pull on shorts -- so perfect with heels for cute and casual summer cocktails!

Want to win as badly as I do? You have until December 29th to enter using the widget below! Good luck and Merry Christmas Eve to all of y'all celebrating!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Holiday Decor

There are few things I love more than decorating for the holidays. Those few things include puppies, a cold beer, and snuggling by a cozy fire. I also love adding a trendy twist to classic decor, and it's no secret that I'm all for that rustic chic look -- give me some wall art, antlers, and burlap and I'll have a field day! 

Looking for ways to add a rustic chic feel to your living space this year? Look no further. Create your own outdoorsy-chic happy place with mercury glass, metallic antlers, natural wood, burlap, and a little bit of sparkle.

Rustic Chic Inspiration Board:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

How would you describe your holiday decorating style?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

First off, well wishes to those of you who are still braving the mall these final few days before Christmas, as that is the last place I'd like to be this time of year. Maybe it's because I spent the last four years working retail and spending every waking minute of the holiday season at the mall, but I made sure to do all of my holiday shopping before December even arrived (and I did it all online!).

I have not, however, managed to get around to stocking stuffers yet, which sometimes get lost in the shuffle. I've included a few great last minute gifts for your mom, sister, or bff that would make the perfect stocking stuffers as well!

Bliss lotion set [this stuff is the bomb dot com]
Monogram passport cover [for your bestie who is going abroad]
Wine tote [a great hostess gift]
Rollerball perfume set [perfect for traveling!]

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Christmas: A Tasty Holiday Recipe

Today I am sharing with y'all a delicious seasonal version of the classic whoopie pie! I actually made these on Thanksgiving instead of my traditional pumpkin cupcakes — which in retrospect may have been a bit early — but they were delicious nonetheless and would make a perfect Christmas treat. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

His & Hers Holiday Gift Guide

I am in full on holiday mode. Seriously, I woke up on Black Friday, popped in a Christmas movie, and started making my lists and checking them twice. Because just in case we were lacking another blogger's holiday gift guide, I needed to be sure I had y'all covered.

I am almost done with my Christmas shopping (and now am going to be so antsy waiting to gift them for another 3+ weeks)! Don't look, C, because there's a good chance your gift is on here!!!

Now what's on my wish list, you ask? 
kate spade maise satchel clocktower/black
drybar big hair don't care holiday kit
frye ankle booties grey
ray bans
neverfull mm
some classic literature
a little bit of lulu gear: 
pants plush petal
 crops slate
 top boom juice
 scuba hoodie bordeaux
 vinyasa scarf herringbone, grey

Happy gifting, y'all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ShopBop Giveaway!

Beautiful holiday lights, perfectly wrapped gifts, and snowy evenings snuggling by the fire are a few things that come to mind when December rounds the corner. However, I know I'm not only speaking for myself when I say something that often slips my mind is the serious blow that my wallet takes this time of the year.

So I've teamed up with some lovely other bloggers to help soften the blow a bit with a giveaway! A lucky winner will win a $25 ShopBop gift card! I'm seriously swooning over this pouch, these booties, and this cross body.

What are you waiting for — enter below! Good luck, y'all!

ShopBop Giveaway

Monday, December 1, 2014

25 Days of PINspiration

It's officially the holiday season, y'all! I always find myself so inspired by everything during this time of the year. I don't know if it's the whirlwind of festive occasions or the amount of gold glitter in the air, but I'm all about DIY during the month of December -- especially when it comes to saving a few pennies close to the holiday season!

From home decor to tasty treats and DIY gifts, I've listed 25 DIY projects to get you into the holiday spirit--all courtesy of the one and only Pinterest, of course. Get inspired, get crafting, and enjoy the start to your holiday season!

reindeer string art via
homemade peppermint soap via
festive caramel dipped pretzel rods via

mason jar candles via
the giving plate via, love this idea--a traveling plate filled with love
homemade irish cream via
christmas sugar body scrub via
glitter pinecone decor via, for the christmas tree or tied into a garland
tree stump candle holders via
sparkling cranberries via, a delicious, semi-healthy holiday treat
candy cane vodka via
wood slice ornaments via
wall tree via, cute way to display holiday cards!
hot chocolate with baileys via
festive throw pillows via
reindeer chow via
wooden coffee table box via
beer coasters via, perfect gift for the guys in your life
peppermint body butter via
lighted burlap garland via
gift for your mistle toes via
golden acorns via, how cute would those be in a mason jar with some red ribbon?
snow candles via
holiday gifts in a basket via
stovetop potpourri via