V-Day Inspired Outfits

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I am a huge proponent that love shouldn’t be celebrated on only one day. So instead of putting together a gift guide for your loved one for Valentine’s Day, I decided to put together some V-Day inspired looks since not only do I love celebrating love, but I also love dressing in anything pink.

~Galentine’s Happy Hour ~

BB Dakota Jacket / Clare V clutch / WHBM Denim / Marc Fisher Wedges in Blush

~ Neflix and Chill ~

Sincerely Jules Tee / Athleta Joggers / Tennis Shoes (currently obsessed with these)

~ Date Night ~

Cami / Full Skirt / Wrap Heels

Let me know in the comments below which one you like the best.

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After Christmas Sales

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Hi All! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas filled with lots of food, family, and fun. But now it is time to shop til you drop because there are lots of great sales happening out there! Check out the list below and happy shopping!

Ann Taylor – 40% off full price styles and up to 75% off sale items

Anthropologie –  extra 40% off sale 

Asos – up to 50% off sale

Athleta – extra 20% off sale items

Banana Republic – 40% off full price + extra 60% off sale

Bloomingdales – up to 75% off sale items

Club Monaco – 40% off sale items

Forever 21 -extra 30% off sale items

Free People – additional 40% off sale items

French Connection – sale up to 50% off

Gap – 40% off your purchase

H&M – sale now up to 80% off

Intermix – flash sale 40% off select items

J.Crew – 40% off last minute gifts + extra 40% off sale

J.Crew Factory – 40% off new arrivals + up to 50% off everything else

Kate Spade – extra 30% off sale

Loft – 50% off everything

Madewell – extra 30% off sale styles

Nordstrom – up to 50% off sale

Nordstrom Rack – up to 75% off clearance

Old Navy – entire store up to 60% off

Pottery Barn – up to 70% off on sale

Saks Fifth Avenue – up to 70% off sale items

Topshop – up to 50% off sale

White House Black Market – Extra 40% off markdowns

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DIY Holiday Treats

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One of the things that I look forward to at this time of year is baking Christmas cookies. I have been doing this every Christmas with my grandma, mom, and sister for as long as I can remember. As it gets closer and closer to December I get so excited thinking about the time I will be spending in the kitchen mixing, baking, and decorating all of the delicious treats.
This year I am not able to partake in the baking with my mom and grandma, however I did not want to miss out on making some Holiday treats. 
This year I wanted to try some new recipes so I searched Pinterest to find some delicious sounding goodies.
The first recipe I made came from Cupcakes and Cashmere and it was her Peppermint Oreo Truffles. They were delicious! I adapted the recipe because I didn’t need as many and only used 2/3 of a package of Oreos and a half of a small container of cream cheese. This actually made about 18 – 20 Truffles which was the perfect amount. 
The second one I made was Christmas Bark. I have never made Chocolate Bark before but it looked really easy so I thought I would give it a shot. I grabbed some super cute decorations from Michaels Craft Store to put in my Bark and they turned out so good!
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Christmas Bark Ingredients:
1 1/2 Bags of Chocolate Chips 
Decorations: including but not limited to sprinkles in all shapes and sizes, Christmas shaped candies, crushed candy canes. You could even do red and green M&Ms if you wanted.
All you do is melt the Chocolate chips, spread it on a baking sheet, decorate, and chill. I used milk chocolate chips as my base and white chocolate to swirl on top. I then took my decorations and just went to town. After you are happy with your chocolate masterpiece you put in the fridge for about 20-30 mins. To serve just break into big chunks. See that easy!!
The final candy I made is not really a candy but more of a treat, Christmas Tree Brownies. I saw these on Pinterest and thought they looked really easy to make so I gave it a shot. And yes they are super easy and don’t take a lot of artistic skills!
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Christmas Tree Brownie Ingredients:
Ghirardelli Brownie mix
Small Candy Canes
Green Frosting
Sprinkles
The first step is to make the brownies. I suggest baking in an 8×8 pan if you can. The bigger the pan the harder it is to make consistent triangle shapes. Before you put the batter in the pan be sure to lay down some parchment paper in the pan with enough hanging over the sides that way you can grab the baked brownies out of the pan easily. Bake according to package.  After your brownies are baked and properly cooled pull out of the pan using the parchment paper and lay on the cutting board. Cut diagonally to make small triangle shapes. Once they are cut insert the candy cane trunks (you will need to break the hook off of your small candy canes to get just a small stick). Then it is time to decorate. Use your green frosting and draw a zig zag shape starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top. After you have applied your frosting but before it is hardened place your sprinkles on to look like little ornaments. And that’s it you have Christmas tree brownies!
Hope you enjoyed these candy/treat ideas, I know I did ;)
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Last Minute Gifts Under $35 and Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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If you are not done Christmas shopping here are some last minute gifts and stocking stuffer ideas and the best part is they are all under $35!

Pom Pom Beanie / iPhone cover / Hair ties / Body Wash and Scrubber 

Face Sheet Masks / Initial Wine Stopper (only $5!) / Gel Nail Polish / Cozy Socks / Tassel Earrings / Perfume Pen

Peppermint Chocolate / But First Coffee Travel Mug / Gift Cards / Mini Candle / Hand Sanitizers (set for only $6!!)

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

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Hi All, today I wanted to share a gift guide. This gift guide has some pricier items in it so I am recommending these for your mom or sister or close friend. These gifts are either things that I am giving as gifts this year or things that are on my Christmas wish list. 

Gray BP Sweater / Icons of Womens Style Coffee Table Book / Ooh La la Champagne glass / One Hope Glitter Wine / Pink Scarf / Sigma Brush cleaner / Clarisonic Mia gift set / Tory Burch Crossover Bag / Kendra Scott Lariat Necklace / You Are My Favorite Cheeseboard / Oyo Box Sunglass Box / Bonheur Agenda / Drybar silk pillow case / Fresh Gift Set / Sigma Brush set / Topshop Cozy Robe / Capri Blue Candle

Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite or if you have a great gift idea.

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