Valentine’s Day Gift Guide // For you & your Galentine

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These are just a few items we’ve been eying recently and they seemed to fit so well with the Valentine’s holiday – romantic, girly, sexy. We’re firm believers in being able to “treat yo self“, so if you don’t have a guy grabbing these for you, go ahead and get what you want girl! Or get your galentine something special! Either way, these days Valentine’s day isn’t just a romantic holiday, it’s a great way to tell anyone in your life how much you care about them.

Necklace // This gorgeous necklace will add a little sparkle and romance to any outfit.

Sequin Hearts // These are technically shoe clips, but honestly I think they can be anything clips! Pop one on a purse or a jacket to bring a little love out and about!

Watch // This gold statement watch has a sleek face and dainty chain links, perfect for everyday wear.

Flying Fox Shower Gel // This shower gel smells ahmazing, and it makes you feel sexy! Any girl would love to lather up with this and feel fresh!

iPhone Case // I’m basically just obsessed with gold polka dots, and Kate Spade cases are heavy-duty for my klutzy-self.

Hair Ties // These cuties have a little more pizazz than your average hair tie with their brass accent. Perfect little gifts and they’ll be happy they’re upgrading their elastic collection!

Bracelet // When I was in Anthro recently, this little guy spoke to me…and now it’s on sale!

Purse // Such a good little bag for day to night. The sleek leather, envelope flap, and gold chain band hit the nail on the head.

Lacy Bralette // Who wouldn’t feel sexy in this? It’s the perfect combination of sassy and sweet, allowing for multiple uses! Hide it under your everyday clothes for a special surprise or have it peek out to add some mystery and allure.

Jewelry Box // These jewelry boxes have a vintage feel and make your vanity look sophisticated while keeping your random earrings and bracelets organized.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide // For your guy

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Whether it’s your bf, guy friend or Dad, all men like a little spoiling on VDay (even if they don’t admit it)! It can be as simple as a card and some candy, but if you really want to show him something special, we’ve got you covered!

1 // Flask – Something leathery will always seem romantic on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s a flask. He’ll be happy to show this off to his guy friends and brag that it was from his lady.

2 // Watch – The two tone and sleek face have a 60s feel that he’s bound to love.

3 // Card – This gorgeous letterpressed card is simple without being too sappy (perfect for a guy). While we love to get our hands on amazing letterpressed cards, we’re not above making our own! In fact, that’s usually our game plan. Whether you make a card or buy one, make sure to tell him how much you care about him inside!

4 // Bow Tie – This falls more under the category of a specialty VDay gift, but how could we resist, it’s just so adorable (and red)!

5 // Letter Holder – Home decor & accessories can work for both you and your man, and this romantic letter holder will hopefully spark his interest in writing you love letters!

6 // Candle – It smells like camp fire (Cedar & Sandalwood)…how manly is that! Your candle lit evening will be even more romantic with the aroma of a cozy fire nearby.

7 // Socks – I mean, come on. Smart Wool and argyle? Done deal.

8 // Boxers – Another Valentine’s Day novelty item, but who doesn’t love a little novelty item now and then? Underwear is underwear, and weirdly everyone loves getting new underwear as a present!

9 // Kitchen Spoons – These cute spoons will add some Valentine’s Day color and cheer to their kitchen! They’ll serve as a reminder every time he uses them of how much you love him!

10 // Messenger Bag – Whether they like to admit it or not, every dude needs a practical man bag. This one is the perfect messenger weekender to keep him organized on the go.

Holiday Party Outfits // Casual & Glam

December is the month of holiday parties. Weekend after weekend there is something going on (not that we’re complaining)! With a mix of cocktail parties, work parties, pot lucks and everything in between we found 2 outfits that will cover them all.

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This casual look is sophisticated but still fun – perfect for a work gathering or potluck. The silk top pairs well with pretty much anything, so it’s worth the investment, and the color is perfect for fall and winter. The bright cords will make this outfit more playful, and flats keep it casual and easy to get around. Side note: I own these flats and they might be the most complimented item of footwear I own. And they’re comfy too! Anyway, since this outfit is very simple, play up the clutch and/or jewelery. We went with arm candy, but it could easily handle a chunky necklace instead.

The glam look uses this dress as the centerpiece. This is definitely more for the cocktail party or fancy dinner, but it’s still work appropriate and you’ll feel very classy in it. We’ve targeted this look more towards the icy blues and greys that are popular at the moment, but it could easily be toned down with more navy to go for something more monochromatic. And again since this dress speaks for itself, we kept it pretty bare with the jewelry, but if you skipped the belt you could add a really blingy necklace.

Get the looks here:

Casual: Blouse (30% off entire purchase with code TOYOU)// Bracelet // Clutch // Cords (50% off everything & free shipping on $50+)// Flats

Glam: Dress (40% off! with code GAPXMAS) // Earrings // Belt // Tights // Pumps (Already on sale with an additional 40% off with code GIFTNOW)

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Loving Now: Gems & Jewels

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As you probably have noticed, embellishments are everywhere! I am definitely a costume jewelery girl, so this was very exciting for me, and I’ve been trying to pick up pieces here and there to brighten up my wardrobe. It can add just the right amount of sparkle to a dress or blouse, girly up your tomboy look, or make you really stand out at a party. And here are some awesome Pinterest pics of embellishments that inspired this post!

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Loren Hope Bracelet $48 (it was way too hard picking which color I want, they’re all amazing!) // JCrew Factory Top $59 (50% off!) // H&M Hat $20 (on sale!)// Maroon Anthropologie Clutch $68 // Bauble Bar Necklace $38 // H&M Gloves 15$ (on Sale!) // Grey Anthropologie Clutch $68 // Zara Skirt $99 // Bauble Bar Earrings $34

** Sale Alerts: JCrew Factory has 50% off everything, free shipping and an extra 25% off clearance with code SALE25! H&M seemed to be reducing prices on their items online, so check that out as well!

Pinterest Images {clockwise} : 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

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Sister Gift Guide

Alright guys, it’s hump day (yay!) and it’s a special hump day…it’s exactly 2 weeks from Christmas! So we’re going to finish out this week with some fun gift guides so you can get some inspiration and quickly order any last minute gifts before time runs out! First off, the sister gift guide!

Here we have a  list that you can mix and match for your sis, to create one great gift that she’ll not only flaunt, but get lot’s of use out of – a win win!

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Baggu Tote // $45 Practical and timeless, this carry-all is a great little something that your sister is bound to use again and again. Also available in horizontal stripes.

Jewelry Box // $49 – This organizer will make you want to sort your tangled jewelry web, which is no easy feat. Sadly the small size for this box has sold out, but West Elm still has the large size available. They also have several other beautiful finish options to choose from.

Striped Throw // $29 – *Currently on sale for $15!* These blankets are stupidly soft. She’ll either love you for it, or hate you for it, because she’ll never get off the couch again.

Vintage Cocktail Book // $35 – This well-designed book will look awesome on her coffee table, as well as teach her classy recipes to get a little tipsy with.

Kate Spade Bracelet // $58 – This little baby is never going to go out of style, and will certainly be appreciated when she wants to add a little extra bling to her look.

Silk Pajama Pants // $64 – So these pants are a bit of a splurge, but have you ever slept in silk pjs before? It’s marvelous, and worth the investment if you like the idea of your legs rolling in heaven. Plus, Gap pretty much always has coupons floating around or some sort of in-store sale, so if you keep your eyes peeled, you can likely get a killer deal on these bad boys.

Mercury Glass Candle // $25 These candles have a sophisticated-cool glossy finish and smell oh so very nice. When the candle is out, she can pop the container in the freezer to remove the leftover wax. Then she can say hello to her new hairbrush holder.

L’occitane Lotion Set // $28 – These travel size hand-lotions will keep those cracked cuticles in check during these dry winter months. With luxe scents like rose, jasmine, and violet she’ll feel fancy and fresh.

Essie Nail Polish // $8 – “Cashmere bathrobe” is an understated metallic, in a steely gunmetal grey. It’s a great neutral, yet has just enough shimmer to make you feel a little dolled up.

**And if you missed them, Mom & Dad gift guides!