Get Your New Year’s Eve Outfit in Check

If you’re someone who looks forward to doing it up big for New Year’s Eve, well, I know you’re already thinking about your outfit. While I try to get away with wearing pajamas to my friend’s party, you’ll be painting the town red in satin, sequins, and tulle and shuffling down sidewalks in shoes that are not at all winter weather appropriate… and I salute you. It wasn’t so long ago that I did the same, it’s just that these days I prefer not to fight the crowds on super busy nights out. What I do like is picking out what I might wear if I were braving it out there, and sharing all of those sweet finds (and SALES!) with you.

 

Cleopatra Embellished Stiletto Heels (available in black and rose gold) // Drapey Sequin Skirt // 
Flared Cuff Striped Sequin Dress

 

Formal Pants with Side Frill // Gianna Sandals // Gisele Pleated Dress

 

Hanky Hem Tulle Skirt // Holly Textured Dress (available in red and black, on sale) // Iridescent Sequin Shoulder Pad Midi Dress

 

Jenny Wrap Mini Dress (available in black and yellow) // Luisana Dress // Metal Headband

 

Odelle Heels (available in black, yellow, and pink) // Oil Slick Pleated Mini Skirt (on sale) // Ombred Sequined Dress

 

High Waisted Sequin Leggings (on sale) // Pleated 2 in 1 Midi Dress (on sale) // Plissé-Lurex Dress (on sale)

 

Point D’esprit Fit And Flare Midi Dress (available in navy, peach, and red, 40% off) // Pointed High Heels // Ruby Sequin Mini Dress

 

Sequined Palette Midi Skirt // Spaghetti-Strap Dress in Star Tulle (on sale) // Stars in Her Eyes Anklet

 

The Essential Jumpsuit (available in black and ivory) // Sequin Dress // Tulle Midi Prom Skirt

 

Tulle Midi Skirt // Walter Velvet Midi Dress (available in green and mustard) // Wrap Jumpsuit with Self Belt

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24 Homemade Gifts + Foods to Give

Homemade gifts are so thoughtful, and they’re also great to have on hand for some other reasons. Unexpected guests, coworkers, and stockings to name a few! I’ve pulled together twelve simple DIY projects and twelve recipes that would make for great give, I’ve also shared what to pair them with to create and extra sweet and thoughtful gift!

 

 

PAIR WITH a bottle of wine or new book

 

PAIR WITH a set of vintage candleholders

 

PAIR WITH a bottle of lavender pillow spray (see below)

 

PAIR WITH a simple soap dish

 

PAIR WITH a pair of linen pillowcases

 

PAIR WITH a package of your favorite pasta and a jar of sauce

 

PAIR WITH a nice box of matches

 

PAIR WITH a bouquet of fresh eucalyptus

 

PAIR WITH a pretty candlesnuffer

 

PAIR WITH a tray to arrange them in

 

PAIR WITH a pottery dish to set it in

 

PAIR WITH a few tiny baskets to set them in drawers, closets, etc

 

 

PAIR WITH toothpicks and a large bowl

 

PAIR WITH a loaf of fresh local bread

 

PAIR WITH the recipe!

 

PAIR WITH quality hot chocolate mix

 

PAIR WITH a pair of small glass tumblers

 

PAIR WITH a wooden cutting board

 

PAIR WITH a nice candy dish

 

PAIR WITH a linen dish towel – tie them up in a bundle

 

PAIR WITH a small dish or cake stand that can be used year-round

 

PAIR WITH a recipe for English muffins or crumpets and a spreader

 

PAIR WITH a pair of new mugs and tea strainer

 

PAIR WITH an air-tight tin that can be reused again and again for storage

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Pajama Party

The holidays are the only time of year where I take stock of my pajama drawer. Bottoms with frayed hems, tops that have shrunk or just aren’t that cozy, all of it goes into either the trash or the donate bag. It’s also when I replace my slippers for winter and any other sleepwear that’s running low. There are so many great sales going on that it’s only good sense!

 

Brushed V-Neck Sleep Shirt // Maya Long Sleeve Teddy // Organic Cotton Jogger Set

 

Total Comfort Pajama Set // Patterned Flannel Sleep Pants // Tencel Pajama Set

 

The Oxford Pajama Tunic // Tipped Cotton Pajama Set // Vintage Pajama Set

 

Double Knit Robe // Floral Knit Robe // Fuzzy Hooded Robe

 

Jersey Robe // Organic Cotton Stripe Bath Robe // Reversible Sherpa Robe

 

Turkish Cotton Robe // Velvet Short Robe // Waffle Robe

 

Boucle Bootie Slipper // Faux Fur Slippers // Hand Knit Sock Slippers

 

Gemma Velvet Driving Slippers // Ivy Wool Mule Slipper // Cilla Slipper

 

Mill Fleece Scuff Slipper // Wrenlette Slipper // Velvet Scuff Slipper with Pom

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November Favorites

1/ 3 Pack of Assorted Mini Air Plants
After the sad little air plant (tillandsia) that never grew, but that I’d managed to keep alive for three years, kicked the bucket last month I picked up some new babies/victims. I also bought some for my Grandma as a Christmas gift because she’s another plant lover and had never heard of them! Now to keep those alive for at least a few weeks…

2/ 7 ft Pre-Lit Alberta Spruce Tree
I picked up this tree last year post-holiday season and love it! The lights are so bright that I don’t plan on using any lamps in my living room until I take it down in January, and the white branches create such a pretty canvas for all of my ornaments.

3/ House Bud Vase
If you haven’t checked out Target’s Hearth & Hand collection yet please do so, because it’s one of the best I’ve seen there in many years. Along with a few large vases and potholders, I picked up one of these house bud vases to add to my collection.

4/ Bombas Socks
I love a buy one/give one business model, so I couldn’t resist when Bombas asked me to check out their socks. My expectations weren’t all that high and I ended up being beyond impressed – no stretching out and no slouching down! Right now get 20% off using code COZY20, and returning customers can get 20% off any holiday product using FAVORITES20.

5/ IKEA 365+ Glasses
These short little glasses are perfect for so many things, though I uses them most frequently for wine. They’re safe for both hot and cold temperatures and can act as glasses or bowls, and for $3.99/6 pack you can’t beat ’em.

6/ Tatiana Loafers
Loafers are everywhere this autumn, and I couldn’t resist this burgundy suede pair. The first time I wore them I received so many compliments that I knew I’d made the right call. They’re also available in desert rose and metallic leather options. Right now ABLE is offering free shipping on all jewelry orders and all orders over $99.

7/ Case Study Planters
I’ve owned three of these for a few years now, but every time I water my plants I’m reminded of just how well-crafted and beautiful they are. The planters themselves are available in both black and white pottery while the plinths and stands have a light and dark wood option.

8/ Aera Diffuser
This is a new addition to my battle against having a home that smells like my pets. Since I started using it about two weeks ago my home has been smelling consistently good. Aera has an adjustable strength setting and is so quiet that I hardly notice it’s working. Oh, and it works with your smartphone!

9/ Trap Pitcher
You just can’t wrong with a simple glass pitcher. This one was a Black Friday purchase last year that I use for water, cocktails, and even as a vase. It’s just the right size – not too big and not too small – at about 9-inches tall.

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Sock Boots

Grand Bootie // Drop of Jupiter Metallic Bootie // Direct Pointy Sock Boots

Sock boots are one of those current trends that I wasn’t sure about at first. But the more pairs I saw made me realize just how versatile the look it, and just how many variations there are. Slim or chunky heels. Leather, velvet, faux, and embroidered. Super fitted or slouchy. This look is about to be all over the place this winter – which side of the fence are you on?

 

Heel Sock Boots // High Ankle Boots // Edit Velvet Bootie

 

Kinsley Chunky Sock Boot // Pointy Sock Boots // Qupid Sock Block Heel Boot

 

Spectrum Sock Boot // Slouched Sock Boot // Faux Suede Sock Boots

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