With Style and a Little Grace

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! 

FOR THE OFFICE: MY WEEKLY WARDROBE




+ TUESDAY + Ann Taylor Chunky Cableknit OLD similar - J.Crew Factory Skirt - Steve Madden Booties 


+ WEDNESDAY +   Michael Stars Turtleneck - ASOS Dess - BCBG Booties OLD these are on my wishlist + Necklace unknown 


+ THURSDAY + French Connection Top - J.Crew Trousers - Target Heels 


+ FRIDAY + H&M Cardigan - Lush Tee - J.Crew Trousers - Loafers - Necklace Unknown

+ As with last week, some items are old so I have linked the most similar item I could find 


Happy Weekend Everyone! Here is my second round of my weekly wardrobe for the office - let me know if you like this series or want to see more like it? We are relaxing at home this weekend, watching the Alabama game, and doing some work around the house. I have decided to do lots of Holiday content starting tomorrow. Gift Guides, What to Wear for Thanksgiving/Christmas, etc. Let me know what you might like to see. 



OCTOBER FAVORITES


Dr. Teals Foaming Bath - I take a bath every single night and I noticed that I was using all of my Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath ( my favorite ) way too quickly, so I bought this foaming bath from Target for every night and it is one of my new favorites. The scent is super calming and leaves your skin extremely soft. 

Weleda Skin Food - If you get dry skin then you need this lotion in your life. It is really thick and great for those rougher areas, elbows, feet, or just if your skin is parched. It smells amazing as well. 

Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo - I bought the mini version of this dry shampoo because I heard such great things about it and now I definitely need the full size in my life. It is the only dry shampoo I have found that really works on my hair and I can wear it down on second or third day hair.

Origins Ginzing - The perfect cleanser for your mornings. The little beads are the perfect amount of scrub, the smell is amazing, and it leaves my skin feeling super smooth and glowing. Highly recommend! 


TopShop Sweater  in Nude - This is my new favorite Fall sweater. It is so comfortable and I am loving the dusty pink colors for Fall. I needed some more items this color in my wardrobe. 


LEAVES Candle from Bath and Body Works - This candle embodies everything Fall and I have burned it throughout this entire month along with Sweater Weather. 


Levis 501 Denim Shorts - I purchased these right before October and wore them til about October 15th, but I know that I will wear them on repeat this Spring/Summer. I have heard great reviews on them and they really are the perfect denim shorts. Kind of obsessed. 

Happy Halloween Friends! What were you loving this month - let me know!