Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: Best Friend and Girl Boss

In search of the gift that says ILYSM for the BFF or Boss Babe in your life?  Or maybe that's the same person.  Whether you need a Secret Santa present or just a little something for someone, this gift guide has all the gift inspo you need for the bestie boss babes in your life.

Best friend:


Talk about a 90's accessory throwback.  She'll be all set for the gym (and her hair will look cute) because scrunchies have made a comeback.


She knows all your dirty little secrets (and vice versa) and that you should probably be on Santa's Naughty List.  The name of this essie polish is "Berry Naughty" which couldn't be any more fitting.


A partners in wine print is perfect for your wine-loving partner in crime.

Never Have I Ever card game that has everyone re-living awkward and embarrassing moments.  Perfect game to have on hand for a girls night because who doesn't enjoy a good laugh at their best friends' expense?


Adorable zodiac trinket trays to store sparkly treasures.
Urban Outfitters - Zodiac Catch-All Dish


Nothing says nostalgia quite like plush best friends heart shape pillow.  It's basically the new age BFF heart necklace - one half for her, one half for you.


There are obviously countless memories so an Instax photo frame is a great gift to show off the best selfies or favorite adventures between the two of you.
Urban Outfitters - Instax Multi Picture Frame


Because you clearlyyy love her to the moon and back.
Urban Outfitters - Geo Moon Light Sculpture

Girl Boss:


She's building her empire and killing the game.  This Evil Queen candle speaks for itself.
Evil Queen - Boss Babe Candle


She sets goals and gets (sh)it done!  Or maybe has a tendency to procrastinate a bit so here's a friendly reminder to knock that off.  :)


Always using her phone for everything, this simplistic marble design PopSocket makes holding a phone with one hand a breeze.


Girl Boss things.
But first...coffee.


Matte and shimmer eyeshadows, this magical travel size palette is perfect for the girl on the go.


After a long day, she's one to kick her feet up and sip on a glass of rosé.


Sometimes the IG husband or boyfriend or best friend photographer are not around and it can be incredibly difficult to get photos on your own.  The iPhone tripod is without a doubt the most useful gift a blogging girl could ask for.
Best Buy - Dynex Tripod

♥ always
Allison

Image Sources:  Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Target, Best Buy, Etsy, Evil Queen, Amazon

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide Series: Hostess and the Homebody

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Which can also be the most stressful time of the year.  Sometimes the season requires searching for a gift for someone that "has everything" and sometimes there's searching for a gift for someone that you have absolutely no idea what to get for them.  I've compiled a series of gift giving ideas to help ease the holiday shopping stress a bit.

But before we dive into the gift-giving ideas, I have a few important things to remember:  Do not go broke trying to buy the perfect gift.  Make a budget and stick to it.  If you know what you intend to purchase, plan accordingly.  Check out what sales are happening on Black Friday, Cyber Monday (my preference because it's much less crowded and there's no line wait when shopping from home), and don't forget to support small businesses for Small Business Saturday.  Also, throughout the hustle and bustle, don't forget to be present.  Enjoy and appreciate the magic of the holidays while celebrating with family and friends.  Being present is the best present you could give...corny, I know, but so true.

The first of this gift-giving series are gift ideas for the Hostess and the Homebody.  The hostess loves to entertain and have a good time so you can definitely expect an event planned by them in the upcoming months.  The homebody enjoys being cozied up on the couch (but who doesn't in the winter months?) and would obviously rather entertain at home than go out.

Whether you need a gift for an event they're hosting, draw their name in a gift exchange, or need a little something special for someone, these gifts will direct and inspire present ideas.


The Hostess:


A thoughtful hostess gift with a swanky touch for charcuterie, fruits, and more.


The agate stone hangle adds an unexpected twist to the classic Moscow Mule mug.
Anthropologie - Agate Moscow Mule Mug


Make every day a special occasion.  The metallic gold rim dresses these glasses up while the flat bottoms are practical for everyday use.


This marble wine coaster stylishly protects counter and tabletops from condensation, rings, and drips.


Modern, minimalist, and functional coasters.


Just in case a bottle of wine needs to be preserved after its opened, this Geo Bottle Stopper Set will do just that.


Tin plates that are (almost!) too pretty to eat off of.
Biscuit Home - Tin Plates


Because Champagne is always a good idea.


Striking and illuminating prism candleholders or vases make a perfect centerpiece or statement displayed on a mantle.


A party isn't a party without some music.  These sphere wireless speakers provide style and wireless streaming capabilities.

The Homebody:


Coffee and Cardio / Wine & Weekends.  This reversible sweatshirt will go from yoga at the gym to wine and a Netflix binge on the couch.


Not only are comfortable leggings great for workout wear, but they're greater for lounging at home.


Cozy yet elegant.  This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe is perfect for winter evenings at home.
 

Ward off the holiday season tired eyes with the BeautyBio Bright Eyes Set.


This plush pillow will persuade anyone to stay in.


A super soft and cozy fleece blanket is the ultimate wrap up and stay a while gift.


Adding greenery to the home makes a space that can be difficult to leave for any plant lady.


Hermit in the winter?  The flicker of this shimmery candle will keep her company while curled up with a book. 
Urban Outfitters - Jupiter Cande


Gifts for the home are great gifts for a homebody.  This dusty rose and grey fringe woven wall hanging blends both vintage and contemporary flair.


The title of the book says it all.

Which of these gifts would you love to find under the tree!?

♥ always
Allison

Image sources:  Modcloth, Anthropologie, West Elm, Nordstrom, Biscuit Home, Etsy, Target, Project Social T, World Market, Urban Outfitters



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trending Now: Camo Print

If you haven't noticed, camo print is having a major moment.  This isn't your typical "hunting season, blend-in with nature somewhere out in the country" type of camo.  It's now a casual-cool look that is seen everywhere in clothing and accessories, and neutral enough to mix with color...just avoid a neon orange-camo combination if you don't want to look like you're about to go get your deer hunting on.  Read on to find all the cutesy and cool camo pattern things I've found!

I've actually had my eyes peeled for a camo jacket for some time now and the sweet people over at Gabriel Clothing Company were sweet enough to send me this utility style one!  I'm obsessed.
Photographed with the Pumpkin Spice Spice Girl tee that was featured in a previous post.






























So yay or nay!?  Are you on board with the camo trend this fall?

♥ always
Allison

Images from Nordstrom.com