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GIFT GUIDE: MY CHRISTMAS WISHLIST



I have officially blogged more in November than any other month this year! I am really enjoying it - let me know if you are enjoying the posts! I thought it would be fun to do my Christmas Wishlist, especially since it helps my husband out on the gift idea situation. Are you listening Henry?? It is a mix of closet staples and items for my home this year, everything has been on my wishlist for awhile now - I might go ahead and splurge on this travel set, since it is currently on sale. 

2017 Christmas Wishlist 

David Yurman Bracelet  - I think I have truly wanted to start a collection of these classic bracelets since my freshman year of college. This is the one I would really really like from Henry. 

Bar Stools - These are definitely missing at the bar in our kitchen and I would love to make this purchase end of 2017 early 2018. I love the nail head detail and classic traditional style.

Barbour Jacket - Another closet staple and I know I will wear it for years to come. 

Williams-Sonoma Oven Mitt - A kitchen staple that we are currently lacking. 

Leopard Heels - Closet staple that I know would be on repeat at my office. They could add so much to any outfit. 

Velvet Pillows - The perfect new pillows for our couch to tie in our new rug. So cozy and luxe.

OTK Boots - Love the extra layer these boots add to every single look. I think they will really dress up any outfit. 

Henri Bendel Travel Set - I love a gorgeous travel set and anything to help me get a little more organized. Henri Bendel really does it best on all their travel accessories. 

Tom Ford Coffee Table Book - I collect coffee table books and this one is at the top of the list. It is a splurge but definitely makes a statement. 

Lululemon Jacket  - The perfect jacket for walks and working out in the winter time. Also great for relaxing in my work-out great on Saturday and Sunday.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven - Le Creuset is gorgeous and this is the perfect soup and chili pot. I love the white color

Thanks for reading and let me know what is on your Christmas wishlist. 


FOR THE OFFICE: MY WEEKLY WARDROBE WED - FRI


+ WEDNESDAY + Black Top + Dress TJ Maxx OLD  - J.Crew Tights - BCBG Booties OLD want these - Necklace * Jewelry party maybe Silpada?


+ THURSDAY + Lush Tunic ON SALE and the best for work - Target Wrap OLD - Jeans - Tory Burch Riding Boots - Bauble Bar Tassel Earrings - Kate Spade Watch


+ FRIDAY + Turtleneck - Target Sweater OLD - J.Crew Skirt - Old Navy Booties - Necklace *Jewelry Party Silpada 

This week was a little crazy so I only managed to document the end of it. I am so excited for Thanksgiving and all the upcoming festivities. We will be spending our Sunday touching up paint in our living room and putting down our new rug. I am also trying to decide what type of outdoor lights to purchase to put around our house - this is our first time decorating outside so please leave me any suggestions if you have them.

RECENT AMAZON PURCHASES


I hope you have a great Sunday! 

GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER



Yesterday was the first day I felt properly in the festive spirit. I turned on my Christmas music - shout-out to the Sirius XM Holly Station because it is my new favorite and went to the store to buy all the items I am making for the Thanksgiving Festivities next week. 

This post is not sponsored by Nordstrom, but I happen to think they are the best destination for beauty and stocking stuffer items during the holidays. The gift sizes and multiple items together make for the perfect gift. I have rounded up some of my favorites for the beauty lover in your life. 

A few other fabulous beauty products 







What are you shopping for this holiday season? Let me know what type of gift guide you might be interested in.



THANKSGIVING OUTFIT INSPO


Can y'all believe Thanksgiving is next week? I love this time of year and I love planning out fun outfits to wear during the holidays. I am really feeling dark florals, leather elements, and tartan/plaid, which are always some of my favorites this time of year. I am thinking I might wear my new Zara leather skirt, tights, booties, and maybe a dark floral or plaid top? 

Let me know what you are loving and what you are planning to wear this year? 



FOR THE OFFICE: MY WEEKLY WARDROBE


+ MONDAY + J.Crew Blouse - J.Crew Skirt Last Season similar here - Target Heels - Necklace Golden Griffin Huntsville, AL - Kate Spade Watch 






+ THURSDAY + J. Crew Fair Isle Sweater similar here - Zara Leather Skirt - J.Crew Tights - Tory Burch Reva Flats - Kate Spade Watch - Pearl Earrings 


+ FRIDAY + TopShop Sweater - Paige Denim ON SALE - Tory Burch Riding Boots - Ryan Studio Mobile Necklace 

Happy Saturday Everyone! I hope you had a great week. We got some more cold weather in Mobile and I am really getting into the Holiday spirit. I have been watching Hallmark Movies all week at night and getting into bed at 7 PM because #daylightsavingstime. 

I am really enjoying doing these weekly wardrobe posts. It helps remind me that I have more in my closet to work with than I realize and also I put a little more thought into my looks during the week. It is also a good option for me instead of full outfit posts, since I do work full-time I want you to see what I am realistically going to be wearing and I like the more casual vibe to it. I would love to know what you think! 

WHAT I READ: OCTOBER 2017


I read some amazing books in October and I have a huge stack from the library I am currently devouring. They were all thrillers and I still have a ton of thrillers on my bedside table. 

Please comment and let me know what you are reading so I can add it to my list. 

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware - A group of friends gathers back together after a body is discovered in the coastal town that they went to boarding school in. What do these women have to do with this mystery? This one sucked me in and I didn't see the ending coming - Really enjoyed, recommend

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon - My girlfriend sent me this one and told me I had to read around Halloween and it was truly chilling. I could not put it down but it also gave me nightmares. The town of Westhall, Vermont is a town of disappearances and folklore legends of a time long gone. The most mysterious is Sarah Harrison Shea. You will follow her story and the story of Ruthie in the present day who lives in her farmhouse and whose mother has mysteriously disappeared. What happened to her? Would definitely recommend if you like a spooky book.

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins - Women keep winding up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through this coastal town. Women from the past and from the present. The story of Nel Abbot and what happens to her daughter in the wake of her haunting death will really suck you in. Really enjoyed - would recommend 

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris - Does this couple have the perfect marriage or is this a carefully crafted front. This book is terrifying and I could not put it down. I read it in one sitting and found it chilling. Would definitely recommend.

NORDSTROM FALL SALE: MY PICKS


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The Nordstrom Fall Clearance is currently happening and now is the time to scoop up some great closet staples. They always have the best sales with items that are already on my wish-list, in season, and currently 40% off or more. I picked up these jeans and can't wait to add them to my closet, I was truly lacking a pair of great black jeans. This is the perfect time to stock up on Fall/Winter items that will last you for more than one season and fill in anything missing in your wardrobe. I have this tunic in two colors and I wear them all the time. Highly recommend. I really want to add a pair of leather leggings and over the knee boots to my wardrobe as well this season. 

What are you shopping this season?

Thanks for reading!