sweater love

The weather around here has been a little crazy! And by crazy, I mean WAY to warm for this time of year. It’s hard to get in the holiday spirit when you are pulling out your shorts, instead of your scarves. Lately I have tried my best to “winterize” my looks, while still keeping cool in these warm temps. I love these Cole Haan booties {my newest addition}, and the best part, they were 60% off at the outlet!

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target heart sweater {similar, similar}; stripe button down {similar}; banana republic skirt {similar}; Cole Haan booties {here}; michael kors watch {here}; forever21 crystal necklace {similar}

tis’ the season

In keeping with the theme of the last few blog posts {here, here, here and here} below are a few of my favorite gifts to give under $50. From fun fox glasses, to designer cosmetic bags, to an extremely quirky iPad case, you can’t go wrong with these picks.

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100 Years of Fashion book, fox glasses, red bracelet, kate spade coin purse, polka dot pajamas, tory burch cosmetic bag, navy and teal necklace, colorful bowls, black handbag, #playhooky iPad case, owl slippers, fox slippers, gold chevron bracelet 

nola tiles

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If you follow me on instagram, you know I love taking photos on the streets of New Orleans. One unique thing, I’m sure I capture far too often, is the street tiles that line each corner. We certainly have a different way of doing things down here, even when it comes to labeling our own streets!

Nolatiles creates replicas of these historic street tiles, making the perfect gift! Not to mention you can have them customized too! Whatever name, saying, or house number you would like {sip, nola, cheers, saints…. just a few of my personal favs}!

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*place custom orders by Dec. 17, in order to make a Christmas delivery
*place non-custom orders by Dec. 20
 
P.S. Check out my New Orleans gift guide for the girl who has it all; over at Propaganda New Orleans

what’s old is new

Ever since I can remember my mom has gone all out every Christmas. From multiple trees, to wreaths on every window, to prize-winning front-door decor.  As we have gotten older she has changed things up, and some amazing items have been shared between my sister and I. This year, a perfect little reindeer came my way. The silhouette of this guy is amazing! However, I knew he needed a nice new coat of spray paint, and nothing screams festive like a bold metallic gold. I love the finished product so much, this little guy just may stay out all year.

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give the gift of beauty

give the gift of sparkle and shine

1. Bobbi Brown Palette

2. Kate Spade Lipstick Crayons

3. Kiehl’s Greatest Hits

4. Sephora Palette

5. Julep Winter Collection

6. Forever21 Makeup Bag

*all gifts under $50

give the gift of DIY

I have forever been a fan of delicate pieces. During the week I keep my jewelry simple and light. This necklace is one of my favorites that I have made and has made great gifts for me in the past. Want to make you own presents this year? Try making this simple necklace.

Supplies: 

beads, chain, hook, jewelry wire, wire cutters, needle nose pliers

Steps:

1. Use wire cutters to cut your chain to desired length

2. String beads to jewelry wire {make sure the wire is slightly flexible}

3. Using needle nose pliers, wrap the ends of the beaded jewelry wire around both open ends of your chain, in order to secure

4. Use wire cutters to cut the chain, in order to attach closure hook, to what will be the backside of the necklace

{all photos my own}

 

stemless

December is here! Which means pour the bubbly and lets celebrate the year that was and toast to the new one ahead. December is always a very exciting month with lots to celebrate and this year even more so, as one of my very best girlfriends prepares for her late December wedding. With so many upcoming gatherings, I find myself wanting to add a few new champagne glasses to my collection. Not to mention, it’s always nice to have extra glasses on hand. I am currently on the hunt for stemless champagne flutes {perfect for spritzers too}!

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Stemless Champagne Glasses

 

P.S. I love THESE too {and shatterproof, for those rowdy guest}!


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