Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - Under $40 for Her

Here are some of my favorite gifts for her all under $40.  Check them out.

#1 - BP Sweater - I absolutely love this sweater.  It's PERFECT everyday sweater and comes in a variety of colors.  And you can't beat the $39 price.  Highly recommend.  True to size. 

#2 - Pom Pom Hat - You can't go wrong with a fun pom pom hat and this one is sure to be a gift winner.  The navy and white stripe pattern is perfect with just the right size pom pom sitting on the top.  I actually find myself just wearing this in the house too.

#3 - Rose Gift Set - Love, love. love this gift set.  The most beautiful pink stud earrings paired with a super cute rose pouf.  You can give them together or split them up as two separate gifts.  You end up saving almost $10 with them paired together.  This has been a popular gift item among Christina's Favorite Things reader.  It's a definite winner.

#4 - Knot Bracelet - This is a classic knot bracelet and the perfect gift for any special lady on your wish list.  Comes in silver and gold.  Can be worn on its on or stacked.  Highly recommend.  I've gotten two already this season as gifts. 

#5 - Travel Accessories - These travel jewelry bags, pouches and poufs make for great gifts because everyone can use them and rarely do we buy them for ourselves.  And I'm obsessed with this new hanging bag.  I I know I put some travel items on my wish list this year because the ones I've had for years are starting to fall apart. 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - Under $25 for Her

I pulled some under $25 gift ideas for her because I know a lot of folks don't like to give gift cards or cash so here are some suggestions for a little more personal gift that she is sure to love. 

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#1 - Pioneer Woman Flea Market Kitchen Line
I just discovered this super cute line of kitchen products from Pioneer Woman available at Wal-Mart and Amazon.  The price point is great and would make for a great gift!  Here are some of my favorites.

  • Butter Dish - 
  • Cow Creamer - 
  • Measuring Spoons - 

#2 - Pave Wishing Bracelet 
This is beautiful, delicate pave wishing bracelet comes in both silver and gold (the far right one in the picture).  Perfect on its own or stacked with watches and other bracelets.  Makes a great gift...and looks way more expensive than the $19 price tag. 

#3 - Stud Earrings 
You can go wrong with a simple stud earring and Stella & Dot has two great options for you to chose from at great price points.  First are the Luxe Studs and they come in three beautiful colors - yellow, pink and blue.  I LOVE the pink and blue, I wear all the time.  And they are only $24.  They have been a top Christina's Favorite Thing seller the past couple of weeks.  Another great option are the sparkling studs.  These are a simple CZ studs set in gold or silver.  Perfect gift.  The best news is you can get a pair of one the luxe or sparkling for FREE with a $100 Stella & Dot purchase.  

#4 - Philosophy Soap and Lotion Gift Set
Nordstrom has this cute hand soap and lotion gift set for $19.  It's by Philosophy and it's a set of the fan favorite scent - Amazing Grace.  Each bottle is 8oz.  The set is valued at $37.  Great gift idea or pick it up for yourself. 

#5 - Poufs 
These poufs are the PERFECT gift for any lady on your shopping list.  They are the perfect little bag to organize your cosmetics, tech stuff...really anything.  I gave these as gifts a couple years ago to all the ladies on my team and they were a huge fact they all still use them all these years later.  Come in a few color options and you can't beat the $24 price tag.   

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas - For the Hostess

I had these grand plans of doing all of these amazing in-depth gift guides for all of you.  I even planned everything out while I was in Hawaii in October.  Well, life happened and I never had a chance to do it...but I am going to try and do some shortened, quick guides for you!

First up gift ideas for the hostess...or anyone who loves to host! 

#1 - Stemless Wine Glasses - If you follow me on the blog's FB page or Instgram account than you have definitely seen these American Atelier wine glasses.  They are by far my FAVORITE stemless wine glasses...heavy duty glass, fun speckle pattern (also comes in other options if this isn't for you) and overall a great glass. I have two sets at home and I give at least one or two of these to folks each year.  Highly recommend, they are a great gift...especially for someone who has everything. 
#2 - Candles - I know it's seems like a stereotypical gift but I don't tend to buy super nice candles for the house so I love when people give them to me as gifts.  Here are some of my favorites: 
  • Nest (great holiday scent) -
  • Voluspa (buy the set and break up for individual gifts) -
  • Jo Malone -
  • Simpatico -
#3 - Mugs - Another stereotypical gift but again not something that I usually buy for myself but it makes for a great gift.  Again, another gift idea especially for teachers, co-workers, etc.  I usually put a gift card or pair of studs in the mug and give together as a gift.  Here are some of my favorites this season -

  • Monogram -
  • More affordable monogram - 
  • Pretty print set (buy the set and break it up for individual gifts) -

#4 - Blankets - I'm OBSESSED with the Barefoot Dreams brand..and I LOVE to give their blankets as gifts.  Nordstrom Rack always has them discounted.  They are sooo soft and make for a great gift because most people won't buy them.  Here are some of my favorites - chevron print, trimmed, and vertical stripe
#5 - Diffuser - This is my new obsession so I don't have a candle burning all day long.  I picked up one on Amazon for my office and a more decorative one at Nordstrom for our home.  Make for a great gift because it can be turned into whatever scent you want.  Here are a few options in a variety of price points -

  • Basic white at Amazon - 
  • Serene at Nordstrom - 
  • Serene at Nordstrom -
  • Bamboo at Amazon -

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Five Friday Favorites #11

 #1 - Kut from the Kloth Donna Jeans

These Kut from the Kloth jeans have been a Christina's Favorite Thing bestseller for two weeks in a  row.  Very comfortable skinny jeans...perfect ankle fit.  Come in petite and they are the perfect length for my 5'1" frame.  Currently on sale right now.  Highly recommend.  I'd size down usual side was a little too big.

#2 - Stella & Dot Celestial Necklace 

I've been wearing this celestial necklace in gold almost all week.  It's the perfect delicate necklace to give you just a little something around the neck.  I love how dainty it if paired with another necklace like Wishing one and/or Engraveable bar or you can just wear it on its own.  Highly recommend.

#3 - Jamberry Color Cure 
I didn't have time to get a manicure/pedicure before we left for vacation but thankfully I had my Jamberry ColorCure set so I was able to give myself a mini mani/pedi right at home after I put the minis to bed.  I'll be honest it's definitely not as good as going to the salon but I think I did a pretty good job.  We'll see how it holds up being in and out of the water in Hawaii.  I have a couple of ColorCure colors to try but the one I chose for this trip was TurtleDove.  Love a good gray color this time of year!

#4 - Stella & Dot Arm Party 

I LOVE stacking my bracelets and now is the perfect time to get a few new pieces because Stella is offering buy two get one 50% off of all their bracelets.  I ordered these three...can't wait to review them for you - Open Druzy, Wisten cuff and Pave.

#5 - Vince Camuto Francia Booties

I love these booties so much I have them in two colors.  I've been wearing them ALL. THE. TIME.  If you are in need of a pair, I highly recommend these.  Super comfortable and they are on sale now!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall Wardrobe Must Haves - Ponchos

I LOVE a good poncho and it's a must have for your fall wardrobe.  They are so comfy and cozy!  Here are some oldies and new favorites and how I style them with different types of jeans, boots and jewelry.  What's your favorite look? 

New favorites...comes in all colors. 

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Long Sleeve Shirt -
Jeans -
Boots -

Oldie but a the tie to give me a waist.

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Jeans -
Booties -

Another oldie but goodie...this one is heavy so works well when the temperature really drops. 

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Boots -

A new favorite from my new favorite line, Target's A New Day.  Lots of color options. 

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Trunk Club Box Reveal #3

Overall this month's Trunk Box was eh.  I had asked for some new athleisure wear pieces but didn't really like what came through as I had similar items.  Here's a review of it all and what I kept. 

This BP twist tee is cute but I have so many black shirts already that I really didn't need to add one to my wardrobe BUT if you are in need of something like this then I definitely recommend. 

This was one of the athleisure wear options.  I actually really like the Zella pants options...they fit me great in the length (which is hard without petite) but I couldn't get over the see through panels on the made me too self-conscious.  The Nike hoodie is great too but I already have some like this so not a real need to add. 

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Pants -
Sneakers -

Here's another great athleisure wear options.  Love the color of these Converse sneakers and I would love to have kept them but just couldn't justify.  If I didn't have to wear work clothes everyday then I would definitely have kept them.  I was NOT a fan of the Trouve sweatshirt...was too small and the way the fabric was folded across the bust was just all wrong. 

I love the idea of getting a stylish backpack for the weekends or when I travel for work.  The great thing about this backpack is you could wear it that way or if you wanted it as a purse you could use the top handle.  I really like this Tory Burch one but the red just isn't for me.  I'd want something in black or gray. 

These Zella leggings were a keeper for sure.  Love the gray and black pattern and the sheer blocks were in just the right places.  They aren't super high waisted but I liked where they fit.  I love them so much that I wore them already to the gym this morning.  Highly recommend.  

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Five Friday Favorites #10

This week's Five Friday Favorites is dedicated to my favorites from Stella & Dot's new arrivals...

#1 - Constantine Chandelier Earrings 
I'm obsessed with these earrings.  I will wear them all the time this fall/winter with all the black outfits.  The earrings are two-in-one...the bottom part comes off and then you have just studs.  LOVE!

#2 - Clover Engraveable Necklace
You all know I'm a sucker for anything engraved so I was thrilled when they came out with new options.  First of my favorites is this beautiful clover necklace.  I got it engraved with my monogram but there are lots of options of what you can get.  It pairs nicely with the Terney necklace (just remove the delicate strands from the necklace)

#3 - Margeaux Clutch 
I love this bag...but I'm having a hard time deciding which color to get.  They both look amazing.  I'm leaning towards the gold/oyster one.  What do you think?

#4 - Wishing Bracelet 

Another perfect engraveable...this wishing bracelet is so dainty and perfect for everyday wear.  I got my girls initials on it with a heart in between but you can get really anything you want.

#5 - Chantal Pom Beanie 
I love beanie hats in the winter and this one is perfect because it has interchangeable pom poms...cream and gray.  Can't wait for it to arrive.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Five Friday Favorites #9

#1 - Atheleta Long Sleeve Top 
I have found a new love for Athleta leisurewear.  I can't believe it's taken me this long to try their stuff.  I'm LOVING this SPF Sunlover long sleeve top.  The color is fun and bright but the best part is this top goes with leggings, shorts, joggers...really anything.  I can wear it to actually work out or I can just lounge around in it.  Highly recommend.  True to size.  They have it in a short leave version I might have to pick up.  

Continuing my love for Athleta now, here's a sweater I'm obsessed goes with any outfit.  You can dress it up or dress it down.  Very comfortable material.  Will definitely be a go to this fall/winter.  True to size, wearing an XS.   

#3 - Jewelry Travel Bag 
Whenever I travel, I never leave home without my jewelry travel bag from Stella and Dot.  There are so many compartments and details that help keep my jewelry organized.  I highly recommend this...even for an overnight trip.  It's perfect!!!

#4 - Poncho
I LOVE a good poncho and this Caslon one doesn't disappoint.  Soft sweater with a perfect fit (I'm wearing a petite).  Comes in a variety of colors and is a great price point.  I can't wait to bust this guy out all fall/winter long.  Dress it up with fun earrings or down with a pair of Uggs.  Sure to be a staple in my wardrobe.  

Stella and Dot came out with a new collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff and I'm really liking these pave earrings.  Perfect, simple earring when you aren't feeling very bold.  I can't wait to try these out.  They come with a cuff as well...not sure that I will rock it but we'll see.  

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