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Hey lovelies, Christmas is rapidly approaching! Do you have your holiday shopping done yet? Sometimes there are a lot of unexpected gifts that arise each year that you may not have been planning for. You know, those sweet people in your life who surprise you with a gift when you weren’t planning on gifting them in the first place. It tends to happen. Each year I end up with an unexpected gift or two, which is exactly why I like to go out and buy a back up gift for two, something that I can give back to that “surprise” giver at last minute. The cool thing about these back up gifts is that if the surprise gifting doesn’t happen, it’s still something I can keep for myself and love.
Jewelry is my favorite to keep on hand for this very reason. Most women love it so it makes a great gift for those you need to gift at last minute, and if you don’t end up using it, well it’s a great gift you can keep for yourself!
Stella and Dot is one of my favorite places to shop for jewelry for this very reason. Their jewelry is beautiful, and so classic, it is something nearly all women will love and cherish. It’s also the perfect price range for gifting but something you won’t feel guilty about keeping for yourself if thats what ends up happening instead! Shop their gift section for “Best gifts under $30, under $50, or under $100!”
Here are some of my favorites for the Best Gifts Under $50 section, I will be shopping this week!
Gold Rebel Ring $39– Perfect for the jewelry or fashion lover, or your trendy friend!
The Gold Lighting Bolt Necklace $49– Perfect for ANY woman, this classic pendant style looks great with everything, yet still showcases some serious style with this gorgeous, yet unexpected take on nature.
Last but not least, the beautiful Amelie stone bracelet $39 – again perfect for any woman on your list, thanks to the lovely classic stone detail. Available in peach or gold!
Stella and Dot has got a lot of fabulous, completely affordable choices for those unexpected gifts that come up, or you know, if you end up having to keep it for yourself, poor you!
Be sure to check out the other great gifts from Stella and Dot today, at StellaDot.com
Happy Holiday Shopping!
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Hey lovelies, the holidays are rapidly approaching! In fact I will start attending some with good friends next week, and that’s just the beginning! Lots and lots of parties to come in the next few weeks before the holiday, and let’s of course not forget New Years Eve! There is just no way, unless you are Paris Hilton, that most of us can afford a glamorous dress for each event, but there is a way to still don some beautiful designer garments without paying the hefty price tag!
How? Well that’s easy- RENT IT! See some of my favorites below available to rent now from Rent the Runway!
Whether you have one holiday gathering to attend or ten, let Rent the Runway be your go-to source for showing up at each one in spectacular style.
Want a classy look for your company’s holiday cocktail party? How about the Nicole Miller Strap to It Sheath
Planning on a gift-exchange and fun night out with the girls? Go for the gold with the Trina Turk Gold On The Rocks Dress
Meeting the family for the fist time? Dress to impress with this Elizabeth and James Bayli Dress:
This year, give yourself the gift of wearing as many designer fashions as your heart desires because Rent the Runway has hundreds of stunning styles to choose from!
And remember … Rent the Runway gives first-time customers 20% off their first rental!
Happy Renting AND Partying!
Happy Holidays too! xo xo
Wow the holidays are rapidly approaching and before you know it, 2016 will be here and we will be planning our New Years Resolutions already! Well in the matters of New Years Resolutions, it’s usually very common to pick a fitness goal, to lose weight, workout more, join a gym, eat better, etc. Sometimes setting fitness goals can be extremely hard to stick with, which is why I’m constantly on the lookout for products that are going to make my life easier when sticking to these fitness goals, and which will add some kind of convenience for my workouts.
I know for me, when it comes to staying motivated while working out, I need my tunes because I need to hear some shake-your-booty music to help me do just that! Have you ever noticed what a pain it can be to lug around your MP3 player while working out? Yeah unless you’re on the stationary bike all the time, you’re going to notice this problem. It’s even hard to run on a treadmill with an MP3 player sitting in the cup holder. I’ve accidentally caught an arm and ripped the cord out of my phone so many times, its a wonder it still even works! The phone arm bands, although a good idea, can still be bulky and every bit as of annoying too, which I why I almost completely avoid them.
It’s not just the convenience of having my music near by that motivates me, but good breathable, move-with-me fitness clothing is always must for me too. I need to look and feel good and being a fashion lover, of course new fabulous fitness clothes are going to be big motivator to get my bum to the gym!
Well I found the perfect product that mixes the two, so of course, I had to have it! It’s the Sport It Yoga legging pants that comes with a fabulous wide waist band that not only conceals a little belly pooch (isn’t that why we all love our wide-band yoga pants?!) but this wide band also contains a couple of pockets to store your keys, gym pass, and MP3 player! Yep this yoga pant actually has built in pockets (two slits in the front, on the inside of the waistband of the pant) for storing your stuff! You won’t have to keep picking up and moving your keys and gym pass every time you need to move to a new piece of equipment when doing some lifting! You can keep it all safely stored right there with you, everywhere you go during your workout!
The waistband on these fitness pants are wide and big enough to even store your phone, as you can see here! Pretty crazy right?! I could even barely squeeze my crazy big iPhone 6 plus in it! These pants make it a breeze to go out jogging, hit the town on your bike, power walk, or whatever you may do for your workout! I personally will be wearing these snowboarding this year so I have my music player right there tucked away nicely too and don’t have to worry about it getting wet through my coat.
The slits are also small enough inside the pant, that nothing you put in it is coming out of it, until you’re ready to pull it out with your fingers. Which in this case, it’s no big deal removing your things from the pants either, they are easy to grab and pull out. But you absolutely won’t have to worry about them falling out on your own, even while doing a head stand! You can just slide your phone over away from the slit as there is plenty of room in the waist band, and it won’t fall out, even when you’re hanging upside down doing those pull ups from that bar! The nice tight fit of these pants also helps keep your items stored safely up against your body, but are not in the least bit annoying and shouldn’t be jabbing you in the stomach either, unless you happen to have a studded ball on your keychain, which I would probably suggest not using for storing in our Sport It Yoga pants!
Yep these yoga fitness pants not only make it super convenient to carry and store whatever you will need for your next work out, but they also look and feel amazing too! Like most yoga pants, they give you a very nice bum, who doesn’t love that?! Like I said above, the big wide band not only stores your goods here, even your big goods like you’re HUGE phone, but it also conceals a little tummy pooch, making you feel a bit more confident when sweating it out next to the hot guy on the elliptical!
The are very breathable but also very warm too. I found them great for working out in the cold winter months, even when going for a run outside! They feel and look very high quality and have amazing stretch, thanks to being made from 80% nylon, 20% spandex. They feel incredibly supportive and yet give you an amazing-looking shape too by sucking you in a bit in those lesser fit places.
When these pants first showed up at my house, I thought they were too short and were going to be a capri on me, but even though I’m tall, (5’10) as you can see here, they still come down all the way to my ankle. They stretch out perfectly to give you the perfect length, no matter your height!
These fabulous, super comfy yoga pants, are incredibly flattering and really give me the confidence boost I love in a good piece of workout clothing! I feel stylish even while working out in these babies! They move well with the body and will cause no chaffing either, even in intense, super sweaty, lots of movement, workouts!
They make a fabulous lounge pant for wearing around the house too even when you’re not working out, thanks to them being so incredibly comfy, and providing such a fantastic fit!
I’m pretty in love with these yoga pants by Sport-it! I absolutely love that they not only look and feel amazing, but that they store everything I need right there in the waistband too, without me ever having to worry about losing anything!
Interested in trying Sport-It Yoga pants for yourself or for giving as a gift for the fitness lover on your holiday shopping list? You can pick it up HERE on Amazon! Available in sizes small to X large!
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Holiday Styling Tips
1. Style A fancy bright skirt with a Graphic T-Shirt
Pair your bold, fancy ball skirt with a graphic t-shirt or sweatshirt. The casualness of the t-shirt is unexpected and makes this a great option for an office party or family gathering. We especially love the pairing with our gold foil graphic tees.
2. Sweater + Statement Necklace
Keep it simple by Pairing your skirt with a solid crewneck sweater. Just because you’re going out doesn’t mean you can’t be comfy and cozy! And your favorite statement necklace for a little bit of glam.
Vests are always a great layering piece. Choose a Moto Style one like Rachel Hollis or go faux fur. Both will add texture and visual interest.
4. Chambray Top
You just can’t go wrong with chambray. Rachel Hollis shows how you can give a more casual vibe to your fancy ball skirt with the help of a great scarf and ankle boots.
5. Button up
This ball skirt pairs perfectly with your favorite button up, too! Play with patterns and prepare for the compliments.
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Good Luck! xo xo