- The Holiday Skirt -

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Ever since getting the Nora Skirt from Corilynn, I couldn’t wait to wear it. Nothing makes me feel more girly than a classic fitting skirt and a great pair of pumps.

I am new to the brand Corilynn, but after reading up on this amazing company, it was easy to see why they are so popular. Not only do they have beautiful clothing, but it’s made incredibly well. Each piece is dreamed, designed, and stitched right here in the USA. I have my eye The Audrey Skirt (love that navy!) and this blouse!

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Shop the Post: Corilynn The Nora Skirt (true to size) c/o | Bradamant The Closer BodySuit (true to size) c/o | Tory Burch Robinson Crossbody | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | SJP Fawn 100 Pumps (true to size) | Spike Bracelets | David Yurman Cable Bracelet Bauble Bar Gum Drop Necklace  and Crystal Necklace c/o

- Gift Guide | $50 and Under -

How fun are these little gifts? With the holidays just a few weeks away, I couldn’t help but think of gifts for my girlfriends, co workers, and Secret Santa’s. There are so many great gifts out there It was actually pretty hard narrowing it down to just 12. If you are looking for a perfect gift for your coworker or secret santa, I have to say these coffee mugs by Kate Spade and Shop Ban.do are perfect. I actually own both of those and love taking them to work! This plaid scarf is only 11 bucks. Can you believe that? I have seen it in person and it was just as gorgeous! Happy gift giving! xx

- Beauty Talk | Loose Curls -

15 Min Curls

One of my favorite hairstyles is simple loose curls. It’s the style I wear almost daily, and it’s one that I can achieve in 15 minutes. It took me years to finally figure out how to curl my hair without it being “too curly” and I want to share with you a few tips and tricks to achieve loose curls that will stay all day. Here are the steps:

And yes, your hair can hold curls!

Step 1

What You Need:

Spornette Teasing Comb

Boar Hair Brush (only $12!)

Hot Tools 1 in. Curling Iron (on sale for $30)

Hairspray (I used Bumble and Bumble Spray De Mode)

Step 1: Go to bed with wet hair. Letting your hair air dry is the best kept secret to helping hair hold curls. I use one pump of Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil when its wet and brush with a wide tooth comb. I throw my hair up in a messy bun and let it air dry over night.

Step 2

Step 2: Depending on hair texture, you may or may not want to add a little more of the 100 Proof Oil. Obviously I color my hair so it can always use a little moisture. Brush your hair out using a boar bristle brush (it’s better for your hair and prevents breakage). I section off my hair by taking the top layer and clipping it up. This helps me focus on curling the bottom layer.

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Step 3: This part takes me about 6-7 minutes. I start by taking an inch or so of my hair and spraying the section with hairspray. Curl you hair away from your face and make sure you hold the iron vertically. You should get a tight curl, but don’t run your fingers through it yet! You will save that for the very end.

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Step 4: Continue the bottom layer, and move on to the top part. I spend a little more time on this area just because this is the part people see first. Don’t forget to keep curling away from your face. You want your curls to go the same way (for the most part).

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Step 5: By this step you should be finished curling your hair. I spend the last couple minutes trying to get a little more volume. I take the top layer on my hair and fold it over to the opposite side of my part. You don’t want to tease that top layer of your hair. It’s easy to notice and can also cause breakage at the root which is probably not what you are going for! Instead, I just add a little spray to that fold and then tease that next layer. After teasing at the crown, I start to separate my hair with my fingers. I keeping playing with it until I get looser curls. Spray with your favorite hairspray and you are good to go.

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Shop the post: Wearing J Crew Side Zip Sweater (tts) | Shop Belina Trio Ring Set (save 20% with code LOVETD ) c/o | Baublebar Necklaces- Crystal Flurry Necklace and Gum Drop Strand c/o | Nails Deborah Lippman “Dark Side of the Moon” c/o | Lipstick YSL Lipstick #15 Coral Intuitive 

- Little Black Dress -

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Every girl needs that perfect little black dressFinding the right LBD is essential to every wardrobe. I can’t tell you how many times I have needed a cocktail dress and “can’t find anything to wear”. When that happens, I always turn to my trusted LBD.

I love this one by French Connection at Nordstrom. The style in timeless and it’s a dress that can take you from season to season. I plan on wearing this many times throughout the season with my faux fur coat, tights and heels. Be sure to check out my other favorite holiday dresses here! Happy shopping! xx

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Shop the Post: French Connection Fit & Flare Dress (FC runs small, size up!) | SJP Fawn 100 Pumps (runs tts) | Tory Burch Robinson Adjustable Strap Purse | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Similar Statement Necklaces | David Yurman Cable Bracelet | Spike Bracelets | Lipstick YSL Kiss & Blush #05

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This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. A company that I genuinely love and trust. 

- Bow Peplum -

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Camilyn Beth has quickly become one of my favorite designers. You may know her for her classic dresses, but I recently fell in love with this bow peplum top. Last weekend, Austin and I went out for a date night and I wore this little number. I love peplums, but I’m always a little hesitant because I worry about the fit and if it will look flattering. Thanks to CB, she helped me find the right size and it was perfect. I kept thinking that with the holidays around the corner, this would make an excellent choice for parties, events or date night! Whether you go dress or top, each Camilyn Beth piece is going to be something that will last and will stand true to it’s classic style.

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Shop the Post: Camilyn Beth Bow Peplum ( wearing a size 4, if busty size up) c/o | 7 For All Man Kind Back Denim | Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch | SJP Fawn 100 Pump | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch Wanderlust Spike XL Cuffs c/o

- SJP Shoe Collection -

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Every girl needs the perfect “power pumps” (how’s that for alliteration?). You know, the pair of heels that make you feel like you own the room, can accomplish anything, and just make you feel the upmost confidence. Thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe collection at Nordstrom, I have found my “power pumps”

It’s not a surprise that the SJP Collection is absolutely stunning. Between the Fawn 100 Pump and the Carrie T-Strap Pump, it was hard choosing just one pair. This classic style, goes with just about anything. Be sure to check out more of my favorites from SJP below!

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Shop The Post: SJP Fawn 100 Pump (despite reviews, I found these to be true to size!) | Tweed Jacket (on sale!! True to size (wearing a small) | Rag and Bone Zip Detail Jeans (also seen here, if you are in between sizes go up!) | White Silk Blouse (love this version!) | Bracelets | Watch | Nails (color Dark Side of the Moon)

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Images by Renit Photo Design

This post was brought to you by Nordstrom. A brand that I love and trust!

- Black & Leather -

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While my closet consists of many colors and textures, I always seem to gravitate towards black or grey pieces. There is something about black on black that seems classic to me. When I saw this sweater from Bradamant, I knew I wanted to pair it with black bottoms (you may remember me posting about these body suits here).

I wear that blouse all the time and I know the same will be true for this sweater. But this monochromatic look required some type of texture and statement. This leather skirt was the perfect way to make this look a little more interesting and not so boring. The zippers added some edge and the necklace kept things feminine. The whole collection is amazing. I can’t wait to try this bodysuit!

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 Shop The Post: Bradamant Sweater (bodysuit) The Closer (true to size, wearing a small) c/o | Leather Skirt (old from forever 21, here are similar styles) | Nine West Peep Toe Booties (on sale) c/o | Chanel Classic Flap c/o Portero | Baublebar Necklace c/o

- Gift Guide | On Sale -

Today is one of those days where you might want to get a head start on your holiday shopping and take advantage of some of these one day only sales! I love love this pink sweater and for the price, it’s worth picking up one for you and your bff.This Gigi New York bag is adorable and today you can snag it for 15% off.  Oh, and that plaid scarf is only 14 bucks! Don’t miss out!

- Holiday Dress -

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Now that the holidays are well on their way, it only makes sense to start looking for that perfect holiday dress. If you’re like me, you probably stress when trying to find the perfect party dress. It’s a busy time of year and it can be really hard trying to find something appropriate for that special occasion. However, Nordstrom has always made shopping so easy for me, so it’s no surprise that I would look here for my party dress!

This Betsey Johnson fit and flare dress from Nordstrom was exactly what I was looking for. The plaid is on point for this season and the flared skirt adds the perfect touch for a holiday look. If you’re on the hunt for some pretty holiday dresses, I highly suggested taking a look at Nordstrom. I am looking at getting this Blue Midi from BCBG or this Satin Shift Dress by Cynthia Steffe. What are your favorite holiday looks?

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Shop The Post: Betsy Johnson Fit & Flare Dress ( only a few left, other fit & flare dresses here) |  Steve Madden Lace Up Heels (on sale!) | Hinged Cuffs | David Yurman Cable Bracelets | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Nails Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon | similar Quilted Leather Purse (love the crossbody option!)

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Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

Images by Renit Photo Design 

- Gift Guide | For Her -


Hi everyone! I am excited to kick off this holiday season with my very first gift guide. As I have mentioned before, creating gift guides is one of my favorite things to do. I love searching through my favorite stores and finding gifts that I would love to give to my closest friends and family. This week I wanted to focus on gifts for her. These leopard pumps from Nordstrom are the best I have found for under $100. They are the same style as my nude ones I have worn before, and I love the price point. Baublebar always has the best jewelry for gifts. My sister in law, loves Baublebar and I always get excited picking out a new statement piece for her. The hard part is deciding on what to get because they are all so good. And last I have to mention this adorable Faux Fur Vest. Can you believe it’s under 50 bucks?

Each week you will find a new gift guide to help you find that perfect gift for that special someone. If you ever have a special request or need help finding something please feel free to email me or comment below and I will try my best to help! Happy Shopping!

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