If you’re a shopping procrastinator, or just want a little something for yourself after checking everyone off your list, there’s still tons of sales going on this weekend – with lots of retailers offering free shipping for arrival before Christmas! This cream Vince sweater is a total dream and I am trying to convince myself not to buy it because the price tag is too good – same with this navy coat. I love these suede over the knee boots – I have a black pair and gray pair so might need to round out my collection! This Chloe bag is incredibly luxe.. and on SALE. (Yes, seriously.) These metallic luggage tags make the perfect little stocking stuffer. Home items are some of my favorites to give during the holidays – these gold leopard coasters or ‘lovely’ trinket dish are perfect for anyone on your list. I am obsessed with my fur vest and it’s now available in black! A classic watch is a timeless gift and one the lady in your life will have for years to come. Cashmere blankets make a great hostess gift – this one comes in 20 colors. This wool tan coat is a total steal – grab one for you and your best friend! This cozy camel scarf is the perfect winter neck warmer. Shop sales from Nordstrom, Bluefly, Last Call, and Shopbop this weekend for some of the best designer gifts up to 60% off – maybe waiting to shop isn’t so bad after all..
Christmas morning is always such a special time, in any household. Everyone has their own traditions and things they do each year. We’ve never been a family that wakes up super early, but instead sleeps in a little and then all jump up at once and head down to the living room in our favorite pj’s with hot tea or cocoa to open gifts. I picked a few items above that are staples in our Christmas morning tradition. We always stay in our pajamas and I love these festive striped ones. Slippers are a necessity since it’s usually freezing outside and just add to the cozy feeling of Christmas morning. My sisters and I are all big tea drinkers – I even got one of them a kettle for her birthday this year. These monogrammed moscow mules are perfect for some peppermint cocoa and I love this big white mug for some tea. We all usually bring a blanket with us downstairs and I’m thinking this year I’ll light a candle for a sweet aroma in the room. Stockings are always our last thing of the morning before eating brunch my mom has prepared and secretly my favorite. What are your Christmas morning traditions?
Comfortable flats and a fedora are two of my go to’s when running errands and doing last minute holiday shopping. I ordered most of my gifts online this year, but picked up my wrapping paper and supplies, and other loose ended gifts at the store. When you’re walking out with tons of bags – and awkward ones when there’s tall wrapping paper inside – it’s so much easier being in flats! I’ve also gotten into the habit of wearing a hat while shopping, especially if I’ll be trying things on and giving my hair a run for it’s money. Most of my fedoras this fall have been from Sole Society – they’re great quality and have tons of colors. See how I styled them here, here, and here. I also suggest wearing light layers, like a trench and light sweater. There’s nothing worse than walking into a store in the mall and walking out 5 minutes later drenched in sweat because the heat was cranked! Big bulky coats are a hassle to carry, on top of all your bags, but a light trench is easy to throw over your arm or even stuff into a shopping bag. Sole Society is currently having an amazing sale! Shop all flats and boots for 40% off and all hats and scarves for 30% off! I just got this black infinity scarf last week and have worn it a ton already. See some more of my favorites below.
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Thanks to Sole Society for sponsoring today’s post.
This past week has been incredibly busy – I was in NYC for a few days, shooting with Olivia and Joy for their upcoming launches (!!), met Carrie Underwood, attended meetings, had a packed weekend of high school football & Christmas parties, and found out I have bronchitis and an ear infection. I guess the go go go and cold has caught up with me and yesterday I just needed a major break. I ended up staying in bed til noon and just tidying up my place, staying far away from my computer and anything work related. Sometimes it’s healthy and necessary to just ‘detox’ from it all and give yourself a break, and that’s what I needed in a major way.
I got this coat years ago at Old Navy and it has remained one of my favorites in my closet. I always get tons of compliments on it too. I highly suggest investing in an eye worthy cream or off white coat. It’s a bit high maintenance, but so worth it and adds such a chic touch to any look. I also scooped up this cozy cowl neck sweater a few weeks ago since it’s on major sale. I am tempted to get another color since I have been wearing it so much. I love how full the neck is and the material is heavier so it’s nice and warm!
One of my favorite things about Ann Taylor is the ability to mix and match nearly every single piece on the site. I pulled a few of my favorite from their new collection that can be worn a ton of different ways. These faux leather leggings would look perfect paired with the booties and tweed jacket for a more casual holiday get together or even Christmas day. I love the cream flounce skirt paired with the deep red cowl neck sweater for a girly Christmas look. You can also swap and wear the cowl neck sweater with the leather leggings for a holiday dinner out with girlfriends or pair the tweed jacket with flounce skirt and a touch of bling for an office appropriate holiday look. This white boucle coat is a total dream and can be worn with any of the outfits I mentioned to keep you nice and warm. Ann Taylor also has a great selection of bags, from cocktail minaudiere’s to faux fur detailed bags. And as an added bonus – while all of these pieces are holiday appropriate, they can carry you straight through the winter season post holidays!