Girl on the Floor: off the shoulder


I’ve decided to bring back this series of photos because I said so. Although they look like it is easy to take, they really aren’t. I love a challenge so I will be determined to perfect this pose/outfit photo. But let’s get to the reason why I am posting this photo. The shirt.

The top:  I got from Express way back in September. I have worn it once since then. Stupid, I know. Its such a beautiful and comfortable sweater, I really need to start wearing it more. I figured by sharing this post with you all it would light a fire under my ass to wear it more often… just as the cold brick weather is hitting New York too. The detail on this sweater is beautiful and I like how it isn’t something you can easily find too. Normally the lace up trend is on the front of the sweater in the v-neck style, which EVERYONE is wearing. I haven’t caved in…. yet.

You can wear this sweater with a pair of jeans, joggers or even a skirt. I would suggest using a patterned skirt or even a bright color since this top is so simple. Since it is ribbed I wouldn’t pair it with velvet or satin, the textures are too different.

The jeans:  Previously I mentioned how I am now on the hunt for new jeans. Most of the jeans I had in my closet are too big now, damn stretchy fabric. I needed something new and something fast. Luckily Express is always having some type of sale. I got these jeans because I was sick of wearing the high waisted jeans. When I was a little “bigger around the middle” thanks to my partying and terrible eating habits, I was self conscious about wearing any mid-rise and especially low rise jeans. No one wants a muffin top. So I got a ton of high waisted jeans. I still do love them but the ones that I had no longer fit and I felt more comfortable to try the mid-rise jeans. These are not only stretchy but very comfortable. I wear them multiple times during the week and even purchased a second pair. What I also LOVE about these jeans is that they come in SHORT! YES! sometimes with ankle booties they are still too long but I like rolling them up for a different look… plus they aren’t as long as my other jeans. #shortgirlproblems

Outfit details…

xx Sarah

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Sweater Skirt



This is a trend I have been seeing everywhere, and instead of going out and buying a new outfit I figured let’s see if I can recreate this with items that I already have in my closet. Success! Although I will be honest by saying I might get a different skirt, I had some issues with it riding up.

The skirt: I got this FOREVER ago! Remember when the Kardashian’s had a clothing line at Sears? Yeah well that’s how long its been. Just sitting in my closet trying to find an excuse to wear it. And now I finally do! I was also looking for another excuse to wear these OTK (over the knee) boots again. I really do love them, maybe one day I’ll have the Stuart Weitzman boots I truly adore… until then these are a great pair!

Outfit details…

  • Kardashian Kollection Women’s Lace Trim Georgette Skirt (closet archives) | similar option here | if you don’t want to wear a skirt but wear a lace dress underneath that might solve the issue that I had with the skirt riding up and sitting correctly under the sweater.. try this slip dress or even this one | one more suggestion : try this mini velvet lace trimmed skirt

  • Express Crew Neck Sweater – I am wearing deep violet, this color is no longer available but you can always wear a black sweater to make it monochromatic or any other longer sweater that you’d like
  • Charles Over the Knee Boot

xx Sarah

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Weekend Look: The Grinch


The above series of photos I have dubbed “the girl in the chair.” A series you might be seeing often. Any way, this has become one of my go to weekend looks for when I mange to not be anti-social like the grinch. This sweater from Express is in such a beautiful color and I really love wearing it… but I have to wear it with high waisted jeans since it is cropped.

Since it’s the day after Christmas I’m feeling rather exhausted after the mad rush to get everything done last minute. So insert the heavy sigh of relief for a brief moment until we wrap up the last week of the year. I hope everyone had a happy holidays, I can’t wait to share some of the fun gifts I got! 

Outfit details…

 

xx Sarah

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Silver & Gold: Holiday Make-up Looks

Continuing with the make up looks this week.. These can be worn for Christmas or even New Years. I love both looks!

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Silver Look Details:

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Eyes:

  1. Laura Mercier powder under my eyes… this is going to get messy ladies!
  2. Inner corner of my eyes: I used Verve from the front of my eye to the middle, then packing on Pistol in the middle.
  3. Middle to outer corner of my eyes: I blended Pistol and MAC Knight Divine together
  4. Crease: I went in with a MAC Brush using Satin Taupe to blend out my crease.. I then took a MAC Brush to blend everything out.. constantly blending this look. Since my eyes really pop when I add some purple shadow, I took the color Busted and added this to my crease as well.. blend, blend, blend!
  5. Using the Urban Decay Setting Spray I picked up the color Gun Metal from the first palette and sprayed some setting spray.. I placed this color on the middle of my eyes for more of a silver effect.
  6. Outer Corner: because I can’t help myself when it comes to a smokey eye I added some of the color Dark side to the outer corners of my eyes and blended this until I was satisfied with the look.
  7. Smoke it out! : using a smudging brush, I first took MAC Knight Divine and blended this on my bottom lash line.. after I cleaned the brush off and picked up the same Dark side color and went over this for a more layered effect.
  8. Liner & Lashes: this was a huge tip from my cousin, I used the gel liner before adding my false lashes.

Face:

Lips:

Golden Look Details:

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  1. Again I used the Laura Mercier (linked above) powder to set under my eyes, I knew this was going to get a little messy.
  2. I packed on the UD half baked color all over my lid, I wanted this to be mainly gold and not have any other shades of gold involved.
  3. Crease: I blended MAC Soft Brown in my crease to soften this look, since it is a matte color I knew it wouldn’t take away from the golden look I was trying to achieve.
  4. Liner: I can’t resist a good winged liner look and I normally do this with a very neutral look, since this was going to be festive I decided to wing it. Using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid liner it was a bit easier to draw out my desired winged look rather than using the gel liner. I haven’t used this liner much but I expected the pigmentation to be deeper since it is a black liner. I had to go over my liner a few times to get the dark black look I wanted.
  5. Mascara & Lashes!
  6. Lips: Oh this lip color is just. I don’t even have a word. It SLAYS. This is by Colour Pop Cosmetics in the shade prim.

Face:

xx Sarah

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Blush.


It is no secret that I love to shop at Dynamite. I could rave about this store for days, but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet here.. Sometimes it is hard to find a store that doesn’t have the same things all the other popular stores are selling. This is what I love most about Dynamite, they stand out from the crowd and these are all things that I would wear, whether it is closer to my type of style or the style for my age. The girls who work there always make me feel super comfortable and are very honest with me when I am trying on my 100 outfits. This makes my experience so much better, with them being honest about how it looks on your body vs. them telling you “yeah it looks great” so they can get the commission. The only love/hate relationship I have with this store is that they only keep certain items for a limited period of time, this is great because its much like shopping in a boutique where after a few months no one will be able to find the same shirt or pants or dress I am wearing… but its downfall is if I’m holding out on spending some money I sometimes lose out on getting that coveted item. The prices aren’t too terrible, some what similar to Express. What is great is that if you fill out the survey at the bottom on your receipt you can get 15% off your next purchase. So even if you got a shirt for $10 or an accessory you can still get that same percentage off!

That was a short as I could explain my love of that store! Lets move on to the shirt I am wearing shall we? I’ve mentioned this shirt before and now that I have it in my possession I still stand by what I said about it. I love it! This is the perfect shirt I can wear to both work and out with friends. The color initially made me a little hesitant because I am so pale but instead it compliments my pink undertones. The series of photos I took for this are called “the girl in the chair.” When there is new furniture in the house, you tend to want to show it off. Also when there is a hockey game on it’s easier to not show your face but snap a bunch of pictures as you stare at the TV. Priorities right? Plus I’d much rather take pictures INSIDE rather than outside in the 20 degree winter weather. (which I have already done)

Outfit details…

This could even be a holiday look if you’d like!

xx Sarah

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Red Velvet

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With every outfit there is always a story or a series events leading up to where you wear a certain outfit. This one in particular has a humorous story, I suppose. This beautiful red/wine velvet romper was purchased way back in October for my birthday. Now I will mention again that I like to plan certain outfits WAY ahead of time, even if I don’t know where I am going just yet. Luckily this began with a place and I planned my outfit around it. Well sort’ve. I was determined to go to Vandal and take a picture in front of their famous graffiti staircase! And looking like fire while doing so… the plot began. To find the perfect outfit.

I wanted to be different, like that statement is new. So of course I decided to order from a company on the other side of planet earth, AUSTRALIA! I secretly have a love for the country and its fashion, one day I would love to visit … and swim with sharks. Great White Sharks are there. I’m veering off topic here.. What I failed to look further into was the sizing conversion. I was so excited to order my romper (last minute mind you – so I stupidly paid for express shipping) so I failed to convert my sizing. Since I am half Irish and half Italian, my bottom half was graced with my Italian side. Panic mode. WHAT SIZE DID I ORDER?! OH GOD MY BIRTHDAY ATTIRE IS RUINED! I ordered a size Extra Small… I needed a Medium to fit these hips that don’t lie. The universe granted me with a birthday wish that the romper did indeed fit, maybe a little bit more fitted but I didn’t care I was going to wear the damn thing any way and have a blast.

By the time I got to Vandal and cautiously walked down that infamous staircase I was too happy to have made it down in my monsterous heels that I forgot to take a photo. It didn’t help that my phone suddenly decided that the battery life was drunk. So no fancy photos were taken that night, minus one that I will share at the very bottom of this post….

So lets get to the details of this very revealing romper shall we? It is a deep v plunge neck line, rather risky and limits your dance moves. I took a tip from Kim Kardashian-West (who is terribly missed on social media) and used packaging tape to keep my “itty bitties” in place. Literally taped myself into the romper, using some bandaids as pasties and I was set to go. The robot is my signature dance move so it was ok that I could barely move so that my chest wouldn’t be exposed for all of the NYC nightlife to see. We DO NOT want any of those fashion mishaps. To add a little bit of sparkle to my outfit I wore a star burst y-necklace/lariat necklace from Dynamite & some gold rings. These rings are so old and very much part of my jewelry archives..

Outfit details…

 Oh and as promised the one photo from my actual birthday celebrations. Don’t believe me? JUST WATCH


xx Sarah

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Frosty Makeup Look

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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done any make up looks. Honestly I was waiting to get my new camera so I could have better quality photos of my make up looks. I’ve seen this look all over social media, at least the eye make up.. even on the run ways. But I have never tried it out myself. With this frosty look I wanted to add a pop of color with the Too Faced Matte Liquid lip in Candy Cane. It is the holiday season after all.. Might as well try to be festive!

Eyes:

Lips:

Face:

Top details.. Free People Ottoman Cotton Textured Turtleneck Tunic | similar cheaper option from Tillys or Forever 21

 

 

xx Sarah

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A little bit of sparkle for the New Year: NYE look

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I like to plan certain outfits ahead of time. My birthday, Halloween, Christmas and New Years. I never know where I am going but I sure as hell know I am going somewhere. This look I’ve been plotting for some time, again it’s nearly 2 weeks away and I have no idea where I am going or what I am doing. Because of this I didn’t want to splurge on an insane outfit … so I picked some things that I had in my closet. Yes I own a tulle skirt, doesn’t everyone?!

The shirt: this was the biggest part of my outfit that I was beyond excited about. I found a similar print on Etsy. Now I am all about supporting my fellow creative peoples, but I am more supportive of my family first. My cousin has this amazing contraption of sorts called THE CRICUT. I was intrigued, what does this thing do? Well. When I saw all of the custom shirts she had been making for her daughters I knew I just HAD TO ASK: Can you make this?! When her response was yes, I immediately picked a day to visit and watch her at work with this thingy-ma-bob. Before I knew it (6 hours later thanks to a trip to the craft store, a cricut program delay and having to wash & dry the shirts) I had my shirt. Now I don’t hang up many tees in my closet, only the ones that I truly love and I spend some money on. This was “cricut couture” so of course it got a special place in my closet. My cousin yelling at me for the care of these custom shirts had nothing to do with it. (Purchased from Target)

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The skirt: so I have a black tulle skirt in my closet. It was a necessary purchase. Why? Because I had wanted to wear one when I went to see Swan Lake. I may have been the only adult dressed as a form of a ballerina but this should only show you more that I really don’t give a shit about what others say about my outfit or style. If I like it – I AM GOING TO WEAR IT. And now my crazy purchase comes in handy.. besides Halloween. Anyway I wanted to be fun and festive this year so pairing a basic tee and some heels turned this into a really fun look. (originally purchased from Windsor (currently unavailable) – similar skirt from Charlotte Russe)

The bag: as much as I truly desire a really nice designer hand bag, sometimes it is just easier to get a cheaper bag that you don’t really care if it gets wrecked. After all, you are using it go to out to bar/club. Unless you’ve grown up and go to grown up places… in that case I bring my nicer bags. But for this event I wanted something fun and different. This Faux Calf Hair Foldover Clutch was perfect for this outfit. It added a fun look instead of the typical leather clutch.

The accessories: this is one of my all time favorite necklaces to wear, I can’t recall the exact place I had gotten it from, possibly Aldo. It reminds me of the old punk jewelry that I used to wear in high school.. just grown up and more stylish. | closest option from Amazon, or try this Bauble Bar Greta Choker | As for the rings…honestly I have a dish of gold rings that I have collected over the years, it is hard to keep up with where these are from at some point. One of which I found that is still available for purchase from Charming Charlie, the crisscross ring. Forever 21 and Claire’s or Icing is my go to for these rings, since they are so cheap I don’t feel so bad about losing them.. which I tend to do. Here are some from Forever 21 that are similar to what I am wearing.. Rhinestone Midi Ring Set or Caged Ring Set . Oh and the bracelet I’m wearing is actually a hair tie.. check out this post for more details 😉

What I love most is that I can pair this with jeans and my OTK boots for a more casual look. Like I said I still have no idea where I am going or what I am doing. To quote Pretty Woman here, I’m a “fly by the seat of my pants” kinda gal. Sometimes it’s more fun, but also a pain in the ass when it comes to picking out an outfit.

Now instead of doing a separate post about NYE looks I’m going to post these at the end of this look instead. We are on a time crunch after all and I want to leave you ladies with enough time to get any of these looks if you haven’t gotten one already.

Dressier looks:

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Jumpsuits…

  1. Forever 21 Velvet Cutout Romper
  2. Sequin Velvet Cami Jumpsuit
  3. Express Cut out Jumpsuit
  4. Dynamite Mesh Long Sleeve Romper
  5. Missguided Hammered Satin Plunge Cut Out Jumpsuit in Bronze

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Dresses & Skirts…

  1. H&M Sequin Wrap Skirt
  2. Cut-Out Long Sleeve Sequin Midi Dress
  3. Express Patterned Sequin Slip Dress
  4. Express Cut out Sequin Slip Dress

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Casual looks:

  1. Forever 21 Off the Shoulder Top in Champagne
  2. H&M V neck Cami
  3. H&M V Neck Cami in Green or Silver
  4. H&M Sequined Camisole Top
  5. Lipsy Satin Bardot Top
  6. ASOS Satin Wrap Back Cami Top

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Shoes… OMG SHOES….

  1. BCBGeneration Darron Patent Pump
  2. Steve Madden Satya in Rose Gold
  3. Steve Madden Sweetest in Rose Gold
  4. Steve Madden Fantasia in Rose Gold
  5. Steve Madden Rivers Sandals
  6. Aldo Stessy in Bordeaux Misc.
  7. Impo Panama Bootie
  8. Zigi Soho Arlina Bootie
  9. Aldo Praduro Over The Knee Boot
  10. Zigi Soho Brock Over The Knee Boot
  11. Steve Madden IRENEE-G
  12. Steve Madden Wiliamsg Lace up Flat

I know these are A LOT of looks to sort through, but it all depends on where you are going to be on New Years. Which is why I broke down the different styles for you. I can’t believe New Years Eve is nearly a week away! I’m not one for New Years Resolutions, are you? I’d love to hear your thoughts & suggestions… Leave a comment!

xx Sarah

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Holiday looks

I can’t believe Christmas is suddenly days away!! The holiday season seemingly creeped up on all of us and now here I am scrambling ordering gifts online and running to the store. I am the type of person who works well under pressure and I somewhat prefer to do so, this goes all the way back to my college days. Last minute papers and all night study sessions were my specialty. Procrastination is my biggest fault and yet my greatest motivator. That being said, it’s become a procrastinating tradition of mine to wrap all of my Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. I put on some Christmas movies to get into the spirit and dive into the wrapping. What I do plan ahead is my outfit.

Of course it takes me forever to settle on what I am wearing because a girl needs options. Luckily this is a 2 day event so I get two options instead of just one. When I would shop leading up to the holidays I would always try to pick things out that I can wear potentially for the holidays. Between holiday parties for work or with friends, and the 2 holidays there’s plenty of excuses to get nice sweaters and dressier outfits for these occasions.

I’ve picked out some of my favorite potential holiday outfits from my past posts as inspirations as well as other options from my wish list/dream closet..

Here are some other options I wish would appear in my closet…

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  1. Express All Over Lace Tee – this looks stunning in ivory and it could be paired with deep blue jeans or even a cute colored skirt (red, green, gold, silver, or black). A great option to have in your closet
  2. Express Thermal Dolman Pullover – if you would prefer to stay cozy during the holiday festivities then choose a sweater, plenty of options and this berry color is perfect for the holidays!
  3. Dynamite Sleeveless Choker Jumpsuit – I am such a sucker for a jumpsuit, I love them. Going to the bathroom in these is another story but we’ve tackled that issue in my summer posts with rompers. This is a beautiful wine colored jumpsuit. Perfect for a Christmas party!
  4. H&M green fitted dress – the gold detail on the back of this dress is so simple and beautiful. This dress would be great for a holiday party, I would suggest wearing your hair up to show off the back detail.
  5. H&M Crushed-velvet Lace cami – incorporating 2 trends from this season, velvet and the cami dress look. I’d pair this with a black blazer and black jeans with either of the green or navy colored cami.
  6. H&M purple off the shoulder top – a not so traditional holiday color but still beautiful none the less. I love wearing all shades of purple because it brings out the green in my hazel eyes. This is definitely a cute top to wear during the holidays and to stand out from the typical reds and greens and golds as I’ve previously shown.
  7. H&M short Lace dress – again this color is super festive, it also comes in Black if you prefer too. I’d definitely wear this with black stockings and ankle booties.
  8. Kendall & Kylie off the shoulder floral button up top – cold shoulders are in this season, figuratively and literally. For all of my floral lovers out there this one is for you, who doesn’t love some patterns during the holidays. This top also has an adjustable strap so don’t be put off by how low it may look in the picture.

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H&M off the shoulder top – this simple cream off the shoulder top is a great piece to use if you want to wear a statement necklaces by keeping your outfit basic it is easier to have fun accessorizing with a simple base. See how I’ve added this statement necklace to this top? ExampleDynamite Statement Necklace with Aldo Mariposa Earrings in Green

Necklace Options:Dynamite Twisted Chain NecklaceAldo Caces Necklace

Earrings Options: Aldo Gwrella EarringsDynamite Sparking Earring Set

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  • LA Hearts velvet swing skirt – maybe I have watched Friends too often (nightly) but this really reminds me of something that Rachel would wear. And I really love how the 90’s trends have returned, things I couldn’t wear as a little girl I now can wear as an “adult.” I say “adult” because I refused to admit that I am. Moving on… this skirt can be worn with any colored shirt. Check out some of the options that I paired it with. This skirt only comes in a size Large on the website but here is a similar option from Express.

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  • Kendall & Kylie Pink Satin set: Palazzo Pants & Satin Tie Front – I know this color might be a little risky for holidays but hear me out. Pink was a very popular color on the runway for the fall/winter season. And if pink is your favorite color then I’m pretty sure I won you over with this look already. You can pair it with some Nude pumps and your outfit is complete!

Hope these help with your search for the perfect holiday look!

xx Sarah

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Holiday gift favorites

Holiday gift shopping can either be fun or dreadful. Sometimes I tend to push this task off until the last minute, we’re all human it tends to happen. This year I attempted to get everyone’s wish list a month prior. I kept telling myself “Yes! This will be the year I’m not running around scrambling last minute!” And here I am, with things still on my list to get. The convenience of online shopping is great and all but sometimes a little too convenient. You forget that you have to leave time for shipping, unless you have Amazon prime. Why I haven’t invested the money in this yet? I don’t know. Every year it’s the same problem, I found the perfect gift online but it’ll never get here in time so I have to settle for the next best thing or have that awkward moment of “hey I ordered this late so you have to wait another 5 days.” It’s embarrassing, especially when it’s your immediate family members.

My other fun problem is that I have a HUGE family, small family gatherings have never ever existed in my life. And honestly I wouldn’t change a thing about that. What is different about my family is that spending time together and seeing each other for the holidays is more important than the gift giving. My bank account appreciates this tradition as does my other 20+ family members. As my brother has often said “my presence is my present,” a funny saying but ever so truthful. Although giving gifts is fun (and receiving them too) I always try to remember that spending time with your family and making memories is priceless. As corny as it sounds it’s insanely true. The only gifts I can’t skip out on is my little cousins, all of my cousin’s kids. Even if it’s a little gift I know that they’ll appreciate the thought because they rather me play a game with them or play with one of their new Christmas toys than open up another toy that will probably be flung across the room in 5 minutes & forgotten about until it’s time to go home. Cue toddler meltdown.

So who do I even buy holiday gifts for? My immediate family: my parents, brother, his girlfriend, my best friend and the dog. If she’s been good. Luckily I can get the dog a cheap toy from home goods since it will be destroyed in 60 seconds and she’ll look like Santa with the stuffing all over her face. Between my best friend and my brother’s girlfriend it is pretty easy to shop for both of them. Anything that I would like or wear it would be the same for them. So it’s kinda like shopping for myself, unless I really get out of control and have a “one for you and one for me” moment. Your guilty too, don’t even try to deny it. Being practical sometimes works out for the best in these gift shopping searches or another times you know that they want something specific.

And then there is the difficult person to shop for. Mom, I’m sorry that I’m writing this.. but it is the God honest truth. She is the most practical shopper there is, I have learned all of my couponing and sale skills from her. She is like a ninja. I’m pretty sure she secretly had the idea for retail me not, or at least it was inspired by her couponing skills. The biggest issue is if it looks anywhere near expensive she will hardly use it or wear it. Why? Because she rather keep it looking nice rather than potentially getting it ruined or use it for special occasions only. I drove the sales associates at Michael Kors absolutely crazy one year trying to pick out the perfect bag for her… she is using a cheap one she found at I don’t even know what store now.

So what in the world was I going to do? Gift cards tend to your mom tend to say “I was too lazy to get you anything nice” so that option is forever out. Last year, without even realizing it, I figured out a way to shop for her: Shopping for myself. When I came home with some goodies from Black Friday she really liked the things that I picked out and the 1 sweater I was on the fence about her liking. SUCCESS! But this was a process. I have to show her 100 options to see what she likes and throw her off to what she is getting as a gift.

So let’s pick out what are some great holiday gifts shall we?

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  1. SMASHBOX Cover shot eye palette -the one shown is golden hour. Shay Mitchell (one of my major inspirations in all aspects of life) released these and 6 other palettes just in time for the holidays. With a nice variety of color schemes it is definitely a good gift for a makeup lover. And the price is $30! Not bad, even for a Secret Santa gift!
  2. Urban Decay Full Frontal Reloaded Vice Lipstick Stash – I’ve raved about these lipsticks before and I’ll say it again. These are great lipsticks and I really love the colors and pigmentation. This is a pricey gift ($59) but it is a great starter kit for lipsticks.
  3. GLAMGLOW Sexy Kissable Lips Set – this can be a little more of a practical gift. It’s winter time so we are all suffering from chap lips, why not get a lot to help battle that issue? This comes with a lip scrub and moisturizing treatment. Want a little plump added to your lips, this kit has it all. And for $25!
  4. Sephora Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go Clutch – want to throw some goodies from Sephora or even some samples or a gift card? Put it all in this really cute clutch. It’s only $18 but let me tell you these come in handy when you travel and need some makeup storage.
  5. Color me calm kit – these have become very popular over the past year. Last year I got this from a really good friend of mine, we all struggle with some stress/anxiety issues and this is a great tool. Plus on those winter days or nights where your snowed in and watched everything on Netflix already this is an awesome way to relax. Unless you prefer to shop online.
  6. Kate Spade portable charger – for those friends and family that is constantly on the go. No one likes to be that person looking for an outlet to charge their phone or asking the bartender to plug your phone in or even pay for a charging station. Why not eliminate all that hassle and have one of these instead? Of course it is important to remember to charge this too but hey I would definitely want one of these ($60).  Plus I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing battery issues with their iPhone 6, I guess it’s time for an upgrade.
  7. Rebecca Minkoff Always on Power Tassle Keychain ($50) & Rebecca Minkoff Always On Power Puff Keychain ($60) – both of these type of keychains are in trend now. Mostly I have seen the puff keychain, these aren’t cheap either. So why not splurge on a keychain that is fashionable and functionable? Rebecca Minkoff has been very involved about incorporating technology into fashion. Honestly I love it. She even has bags with chargers built into them! LOVE IT!
  8. Knit Beanie with Pom Pom – a very popular hat for this winter, this one in particular is from Forever 21 and comes in a few different colors. For $6 it’s a great cheap way to get a few color options for your winter outerwear. OR you can try the Faux fur Pom Pom trend – check this cute beanie from kohls only $14!
  9. Who What Wear Lace up shirt ($22) – I follow them on Instagram and when I discovered they have a clothing line at target it was heaven! This style shirt is extremely trendy now, why not get it at a great price?
  10. Who What Wear Teddy bear Bomber Jacket – for $50 this is the cheapest I’ve seen this stylish jacket. Bomber jackets have been a heavy favorite this season, I own 2 of them myself. This trend has truly expanded from plain bombers to designed to Faux fur/teddy bear look. Staying warm and stylish this winter is key.
  11. Dynamite Blue Velvet Slip Dress – 2 trends in 1. I really love this blue velvet color and it would be a cute gift for your friend to wear for New Years Eve.
  12. Gap Honeycomb cable knit Sweater – can’t go wrong with a classic cable knit sweater. I really love the Gap for these classic sweaters, they are a little pricey but if you find a coupon or sale it’s worth buying.
  13. Steve Madden Softey Sandals – you are either going to love these or hate them. Now I have seen this trend around for some time but among the fellas, my brother included. Socks and flops. Sometimes it’s questionable, other times you don’t even care enough because your on the go and it’s so damn comfortable. My cousin got me hooked on these styled sandals, she got me these Adidas Gold Sandals and they are so comfortable. It is definitely one of those “don’t knock it til you try it” trend. Plus this is one of my go to blogger off duty shoe wear look.

Hope you enjoyed reading my holiday gift favorites! What are you favorite gifts to get your friends and family?

xx Sarah

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