hello, babes! how was your christmas? i hope y’all had a wonderful time with loved ones, exchanging gifts and remembering the true reason for the season, the birth of our saviour. i was so excited my family got home just in time for the christmas eve candlelight service at church (they were visiting family in oklahoma while i stayed home to work), and we got to spend christmas day together at home.
T-MINUS ONE WEEK, BABES! is anyone still not done with their christmas shopping? yeah..me too. #YIKES
i’m sharing one more gift guide with y’all today before we officially run out of time. these gifts aren’t only great stocking stuffers, but also secret santa gifts or just for when you’re on a budget!
ENTER: a girl’s guide to stocking stuffers
bandana scarves – wear them as a neck scarf, tie them around a bag, wear it as a belt, or a as a top, YOU NAME IT. such a fun versatile piece and they’re usually under $30! my faves are from madewell & anthropologie!
screen wipes – great for the tech girl in your life. they’re cute and practical to throw in with your laptop or purse and go!
blowout besties gift set – best hair products i’ve ever used & they smell amazing. ’nuff said.
personalized pouch – a cute little gift for any gal with a personalized touch.
face spray – i swear by this spray. a good mid-day refresher. the rose scent is SO NICE.
phone cases – CaseApp is my favorite place to get phone cases because you can customize them to whatever you want! add a favorite quote, color, picture of your boo (or your pup), etc!
BEST eye shadow palette under $20 – no joke. super affordable & crazy pigmented. perfect for the beauty babe in your life.
hair clips – what girl doesn’t need some good hair clippies? i would use these daily to wash my face!
makeup setting spray & beauty sponge – best setting spray. best beauty blending sponge. that it all.
face mask trio – PTR is my FAVE. secretly hoping santa slips this set in my stocking!
two words: bath bombs – never met a babe who didn’t like these fizzy little balls of joy.
PERSONAL trait cuff – a Pieces of Me Co. cuff is another amazing personal gift to give this season. i have the CONFIDENT & STRONG cuffs and love how chic they are while reminding me daily who i am.
two more words: fuzzy socks – a classic stocking stuffer that i feel doesn’t need explaining. 😉
happy friday, babes! is anyone else jumping on this leopard bandwagon with me? i’ve literally been so obsessed with anything and everything leopard recently. it’s so tempting to buy every cute leo print sweater or scarf or bootie i come by. i shared this look over on insta a few weeks back (also wore this sweater for thanksgiving!) and y’all went crazy over this sweater, so i thought i’d share a little more in depth!
i had been wanting a leo sweater for a while, but you know me, i’m picky. i didn’t want one that screamed LEOPARD or that was brighter or super brown. leopard incognito, if you will. LOL well, i saw this one and purchased it immediately. like total impulse purchase. i mean it’s under $25…wouldn’t you have too?
i’ll be honest with you, babe, this sweater was a tad itchy when i first got it. you get what you pay for? needless to say, i was a little let down, but i threw a shirt on underneath and powered through because it’s just so darn cute! i also washed and dried it (according to care instructions, no worries!) and that did help a bit.
when i say leopard is the new black, i mean it! it goes with EVERYTHING. black, brown, red, yellow, blue, stripes, floral, ANYTHING. #mindblowing give it a try!
enjoy your weekend, babe!! xo
sweater: SheIn / jeans: American Eagle / booties: Kendall + Kylie (linked a similar budget option too!) / short disc necklace: CyDesigns / longer necklaces: Kendra Scott / hoops: Kendra Scott / bag: Ann Taylor (old) / ring: James Avery
you know that feeling you get when you find a foundation that matches perfectly, or a pair of jeans that fit just right, or a bra that’s equally comfy & flattering? how you just wanna shout from the rooftops about how thrilled you are? well let me tell you that’s exactly what i’m doing in this post! today, the blog is my rooftop & i’m shouting about the BEST skincare combo!