HOLIDAY GIFTS – FOR YOUR BFF

Last but not least, this guide is dedicated to your besties, your bff, your girlfriends, whatever you want to call them. These gifts are sure to make your best gal pal uber grateful that they have YOU in their lives. Honestly these are all things that I personally would love. ( hint hint*) These are all items that will make you AND your bestie

  1.  Anastasia Eye Pallet: Okay, so this is probably one of the most beautiful eye pallets I have ever laid my eyes on. With that being said, if your girl loves makeup or wants to experiment/learn more about makeup, I think that this pallet would be perfect. It has really great neutral shades and they’re all SO pretty.
  2. Dry Bar Faves: I LOVE my dry bar products. For some reason they’re the only brand that works well with my hair. It doesn’t leave my hair stiff or greasy which I love and this bundle deal is at such a great price point!
  3. Anthro Frames: Who doesn’t love a good picture of themselves? A go to gift of mine is always a picture of a gal pal and I in a pretty frame. It’s a great decor piece and if for some reason the friendship falls through at least you have the frame!
  4. What do you MEME?: I love a good card game. I recently discovered this new one that cracks me up every time I think about it. Its definitely a party pleaser and super entertaining. You and your BFF can play this during your weekly wine nights. Please let me know how it goes!
  5. Argento Vivo Necklace: I wear this necklace on the daily and I love how delicate it is. Your BFF deserves the best so why not get her something nice?
  6. BECCA Glow: Highlighter & your bestie…is there a better combination? You always want your gal looking like a queen so why not get her this highlight kit so she can glow like the queen she is?
  7. Hungry for more: We all know that Christy Teigen and John Legend are GOALS. So why not get your best friend Christy’s new cookbook? Especially when you can make some bomb app’s for your wine nights!
  8. Volupsa Candles: I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing me talk about Volupsa candles, but they’re honestly so amazing your bestie deserves a nice candle. (or two)
  9. Free people scarf: This scarf seriously doubles as a blanket. It’ll keep both you and your gal pal warm. 😉
  10. Prosseco Pong: UM WHAT? Where was this when I was in college? This is a WAY better option to the alternative. We’re classy ladies after all!

Thanks again for reading! I hope this post made you smile and hopefully you leave feeling inspired to treat that queen in your life you call your bestie!

xx, Michelle

HOLIDAY GIFTS – FOR THE HOMEBODY

I am probably the biggest homebody I know and I’m sure you all can probably relate or know of someone who is. With that being said, I love to be in the comfort of my home so I am going to keep this pretty short. I created a list of items that I would personally love to receive this holiday season. I hope this list will inspire you or your homebody sister, girlfriend etc!

Let’s get this list started!

  1. Soft, Fuzzy Blanket: From the description I just gave, thats more than enough incentive to purchase. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good soft blanket?!
  2. Volupsa Candles: This candle set comes with four candles which is super nice especially if your gal is particular about scents. AND the packaging is super neutral and should go with a majority of decor.
  3. Stemless wine glasses: I ALWAY’S break my wine glasses. They either break in the dishwasher or maybe I’ve had too much wine, who knows. What I do know is that stemless wine glasses have become the best liquor vestibules I own. Plus, they always come in handy.
  4. Home Body by Joanna Gaines: UM HELLO, the title just speaks for itself.
  5. Herbivore bath & body kit: Perfect for a nice long bath.
  6. Diffuser: I love my diffuser almost as much as I love my candles. I also love how you are able to customize the scent every time.
  7. Agate Cheese Board: If you love to entertain in the comfort of your home then this cheese board should be speaking to you right now. It’s elevated almost luxurious and super chic.
  8. Wooden Bath Tray: This tray is super handy when you want to read a book or watch a show!

Hope my guide helps and Happy Holidays!

xx, Michelle

HOLIDAY GUIDE – SECRET SANTA UNDER $25

 

 

 

With Christmas being only a couple of weeks away, I’m sure a lot of you will be partaking in either white elephant parties or secret santa giftings. Or perhaps you are on a tight budget and need to find a gift for a girlfriend that won’t hurt your wallet. Lucky for you, I have found great, practical items that will surely be the talk of the party. All of these items are under $25 which makes them perfect for any of your gifting needs.

  1. Cactus Planner: I love planning out my day so if you know of someone who likes to stay on top of things and be organized this is the perfect gift for them!
  2. Sephora Beauty Unmasked: This gift is perfect for the woman who loves to pamper herself. I love this set because there are a variety of masks that you can choose from. It is super nice especially if your gal has issues with her skin and wants to sample/test out masks before purchasing a full size bottle.
  3. Soap Cherie Bath Soak: This is perfect for those who loves taking baths after a long day.
  4. Monogram Agate Coaster: These coasters are super luxurious and personalized which is sure to make your gal feel extra special. I also love that these coasters are made from agate.
  5. Monogram Tea Mug: If your gal is a tea drinker or a small coffee connoisseur, this monogramed mug will be such a cute addition to their daily routine.
  6. Cards Against Humanity: Card games always are a lot of fun especially if you’re entertaining or when you’re bored and want to be entertained. This also makes a great housewarming gift if the individual you are gifting is an avid card/ board gamer!
  7. Volupsa Candles: These candles smell amazing, they have a long burn time and they come in a set of three. Which, is super nice if the person is particular about scents.
  8. Magnolia Table Cookbook: I think it’s pretty safe to say that Joanna Gaines is seriously goals and I am sure anyone who receives this book will be leaping for joy. If you don’t the book for cooking purposes,it doubles as a nice display/coffee table/ decorating book.
  9. Urban Decay Smoky Eye Pallet: First of all, this pallet is a STEAL. Secondly, for all makeup wearers out there, this pallet has great neutral shades (in shimmer and matte) that will compliment all types of skin tones.

I hope that you were able to find a couple of gifts and are feeling inspired from my picks! Thank you so much stopping by and reading my guide!

xx, Michelle

My Everyday Wardrobe Staples

Hi guys! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Michelle and I am so excited to share with you my every day staples that I believe every person should have in their wardrobe. These are all pieces in my closet and I can’t live without them. They all can easily be transformed to elevate a look or make it look more casual.

I am all about quality over quantity. To me, if you invest in clothing pieces that will last you at least a year that is already a step in the right direction. Personally I try to aim towards a year +. If I don’t see myself falling in love with a piece all over again every time I wear it (even if its a year down the road), I’ll steer clear of the item. These items listed below have been my tried and true staples for the last couple of years. I’ve narrowed my list down to my top 5 items. They are all versatile, timeless and easily accessible.

1. Comfortable Sneakers

If you know me you’ll know that  I will ALWAYS prefer sneakers over heels. If you don’t know me then you’re going to see me in sneakers religiously. My current favorite pairs at the moment are my Adidas Flashback sneakers and Van’s Old Skool sneakers. Obviously they can be paired to dress down an outfit but you can also elevate them if you wear clothing pieces that support whatever look you’re going for. Think cute dress, leather (or suede) jacket, and sneakers.

2. Black Jeans

P.S.A if you don’t already own a pair of black jeans…. go to your nearest mall, Target, or where ever you shop for clothes and purchase a pair. They will seriously match anything; will make you look slim and look so so chic. I own several types of black jeans (distressed, coated, normal skinnys) and I love them all. And the best thing about black jeans is that you can honestly purchase them anywhere at any price point and they pretty much all look the same.

3. A Wool Coat

Living in the Pacific Northwest we have our fair share of cold weather. Wool coats are durable (will last you forever) and will keep you super warm. A bonus is that they practically come in every single color way. I own two wool coats one camel colored and another heather gray. Both colors are great neutrals that will match anything in your closet. Another nice thing about wool coats is that although typically a bit on the fancier side, you can totally play the coats down to have a more casual vibe. I love pairing my coats with leggings, a tee and some sneakers. It completely changes the outfit and I love the contrast between the items.

4.A Striped Top

There’s an old tale that stripes are unflattering if you aren’t a size 2 or below and I think that’s a bunch of bologna. Striped tops can be really slimming (if you want it to be) if you are pairing it with things that will off set it such as a solid colored cardigan (or jacket) and a pair of black jeans (my second staple). I love anything striped. To me, it adds some variation in my closet and although I’m not a big fan of prints, stripes can really transform a plain outfit into something really interesting.

5. A Cream Sweater

It’s no secret that I love a good cream sweater. This color literally goes with everything and I love how it makes any outfit look fresh and crisp. You will be seeing me in a cream sweater at least once a week and I am always a sucker when it comes to the details of the sweater. None of my cream sweaters look alike (minus their color) and I love how it contrasts against my dark hair. Everyone needs a cream sweater in his or her life! It is literally the best of best in the basics world.

I hope you enjoyed my top 5 staples! They might not be anything crazy or super interesting but they are all items that I believe are timeless and that I will never get bored of. What are your staples? I would love to learn more about the items you can’t live without too! Thank you so much for reading!

xx, Michelle