Last-Minute Gift Guide

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Coat (sold out- similar)// Scarf// Sweater (similar)// Jeans (old – newer version here)// Boots

If you haven’t had a chance to get cracking at your Christmas shopping, there’s still ample time! Many retailers, like Nordstrom, are still offering Free Rush Delivery by Christmas Eve (you have to order by Dec. 23rd at noon EST). Then, there’s always Amazon, your best friend that makes it happen in the clutch.

The other part of this whole last minute Christmas gift shopping is deciding what to get everyone on your list, without asking them (hence revealing you waited ’til the last minute)! Might I suggest a few gift ideas to ease the burden and get you on your merry way?

Hint: Most of these items are also still available in stores. Follow the links for more info on where to buy!

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  1. Belted Drape Coat
  2. Ninja blender/juicer
  3. Limited edition makeup brush set…a woman always needs good makeup brushes.
  4. Men’s New Balance
  5. Benetint…swear by this stuff!!
  6. Drybar Dirty Martini Kit
  7. Glam Glow...the #1 face mask!
  8. Hunter boots
  9. Herschel Duffle Bag
  10. Tory Burch Clutch
  11. Paddywax Candle
  12. Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Sweatpants

Cyber Monday Top 10

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Hat (similar here)// Sweater (old – similar here)// Pants// Boots

Anthropologie: Free shipping + 25% off –  Love this dress for the Holidays and I’m obsessed with their home decor!

ASOS: 30% off of everything – Pick up a gift for the man in your life, and a little something for yourself too (both are under $100).

Club Monaco: 25% – 35% off – This headband and furry vest are adorable.

Gilt: Up to 80% off – The best sale to stock up on designer pieces like these adorable Burberry flats and this Kendra Scott piece.

Henri Bendel: Up to 50% off – Especially loving this bag!

ILY Couture: 25% off – Their graphic tees and sweatshirts, like this one, are the greatest.

J.Crew: 40% off – I usually gravitate towards J. Crew’s tops (still love this fringe one), but this sale I’m really feeling pants like these and these.

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off – Always love everything here, but these are a great gift or a “treat yourself” and this pinterest – perfect tulle skirt is something I’ve been looking for.

Shopbop: 15% – 25% off – This travel book is the perfect gift and I also love this Fendi-style fur charm.

Wayfair: Up to 80% off – Last, but not least, sharing some favorites from the best online home store there is (p.s. this is where a lot of the furniture from Fixer Upper comes from). I have my eye one this, this and this.

Happy Shopping!

Cool in Grey

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Dress//Shoes (On Sale!)//Louis Vuitton Bag//One Wink Necklace (similar here)//Sunglasses//Watch// Nail Polish

It has been seriously hot here lately. Living in a city where it 60 degrees just about every single day of the year, my body (and wardrobe) have been in shock trying to manage these 80+ degree days. As a result, I’ve replaced my casual monday favorite jeans look with “party on top, business on bottom” dresses.

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I came across this dress at Banana Republic’s Labor Day sale last week and instantly fell in love it. Before I even tried it on, I knew I had to have it. Even better that it was grey – my staple color lately. One of the best ways to keep grey from looking to drab and casual, is by accenting it with gold jewelry. I picked up this gold necklace at DSW, but also love the simplicity of this one and this one that you can customize.

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Banana Republic dress, grey dress, sweatshirt dress, layered dress, splendid mules, Louis Vuitton bag, Louis Vuitton Neverfull, san francisco, san francisco fashion, san francisco style, what i wore, movado watch, Karen walker sunglasess,

 

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Regardless of the temperature, this dress is going to be a staple in my wardrobe this fall!

Swim Team

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1. Amuse Society//  2. Kore Swim (On Sale!)// 3. Mara Hoffman (On Sale!)// 4. Mikoh//
5. N.L.P// 6. N.L.P // 7. Private Party (less than $100)

Like many women, I have a love/hate relationship with swimsuit season. Finding the right swimsuit for your body is one of the hardest (shopping ;)) decisions a woman has to make – I don’t care who you are!

As women, most of us inherently have our own insecurities that can make swimsuit shopping painful. But, NEWS ALERT, the funny thing about our insecurities is that we’re really the only person who cares about them. Only we as individuals will stand in front of the mirror for hours and notice the one thing we feel is wrong that is completely and totally unremarkable to anyone else. We waste so much time picking and prodding on these little things, that could be better spent enjoying a nice glass of Summer Water out by the beach.

While it may sound silly/cliche, you never know how many Summers you will get in life, so you might as well make the most of each day and look cute while doing it of course! Here are some of my absolute favorite suits to do just that.

p.s. I have been obsessed with number 4 for the whole Summer now. I love the criss cross straps in the back and I’m CONVINCED that it must do wonders for your butt!

xo,
Alex

Handbag Organization

1 J. Crew// 2 Clare Vivier// 3 Smythson// 4 Alexander McQueen// 5 Clare Vivier
Though I usually carry the same purse and workbag for a good 4 month stretch, I often like to trade out different styles of carryall clutches. Between work, travel, and splitting time amongst 2 different cities, it’s easy for my favorite YSL highlighter, coveted eos balm, or one and only Sharpie pen to get lost in the deep abyss that is my handbag. So, to quickly and easily shift between bags and keep my favorite items organized within one convenient spot, I’ve been collecting my fair share of clutches. Here are fun 5 clutches to help you stay organized and add some variety to the everyday bag.