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Last Minute Gifts

Today is the last day for standard shipping to get orders by Christmas, so it's time to get those stragglers taken care of. You know the ones, the people who are impossible to buy for, who you've been deliberating over all month... or maybe you've just been putting off shopping and have realized it's crunch time. Either way, I hope this helps!




SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Graphic Resin Pendant Necklace, $17 at Target
Leopard Faux Fur Scarf, $35 at Loft
Tie Waist Cardigan, $80 at J.Crew 
Orell Pizza Cutter, $28 at Anthropologie
Brass Collapsible Coffee Dripper, $15 at Kikkerland
Wireless Charging Base, $48 at Uncommon Goods
Monogrammed Camera Strap, $25 at Marleylilly
Crosley Cruiser Turntable, $70 at Bed Bath and Beyond
Topshop Blair Circle Bag, $48 at Nordstrom

A Bit Holiday

I wanted to be a bit festive over the weekend so I pulled out some very old pieces, this beaded antler tee from J.Crew, and this velvet blazer from Urban Outfitters. I often feel like the best way to wear a very old piece is to pair it with a very new piece, so I'm wearing a new pair of girlfriend jeans from Gap.

I swear I've been trying so hard to not shop for myself this month, but I'll admit a couple pieces may have slipped into my cart. Mostly from Gap and their family of brands, partly because I have a credit card which gives such good rewards, and partly because time and again, Gap proves to have some of the best customer service I've ever received. I ended up needing to call them three times this month and each time they not only helped me with what I needed, but were so kind and friendly, I ended each call with a smile on my face. I can't say that is something I've experienced from too many other realtors, particularly during the busiest shopping season of the year, so if a pair of gap jeans ends up in my cart and they are under $30, I'm just going to let it slide.

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The Rundown
Velvet Blazer Urban Outfitters similar
Beaded Antler Tee J.Crew eBay
Distressed Girlfriend Jeans Gap
Nude Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Bag "Lewis Drive Michela" Kate Spade similar
Leather Pom Matine
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Nail Color "Bubbles Only" Essie
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's

 

Traditions of Christmas

I can't believe there are only ten days until Christmas! I'm finally mostly done with my shopping, and was very proactive with my wrapping as well, so happily I'm not staring at two dozen shopping bags of presents needing to be wrapped (been there, done that).

Now it's time to start the baking, which I always love. Last night I made a batch of gingerbread cookies, which are not usually something we do. Cut-outs seem to be an every other year (or maybe every three years?) kind of cookie. They can be pretty tedious as cookies go, even though I don't really mind sitting for hours piping on icing in intricate designs, it just means that there has to be some sort of planning and time management involved.

My sister will be home next Friday, so this is really the last weekend to get things done. Once she's here it will be just a constant stream of watching our favorite Christmas movies, baking and eating more cookies. We'll do our best to get through Home Alone one and two, Love Actually, Elf, Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life, our favorite Hallmark movie that they don't air anymore, The Christmas List (somehow it's still on YouTube in it's recorded off of TV in the early aughts entirety), The Santa Clause, The Holiday, and maybe if we have time, we'll check out that new one on Netflix. Overwhelming, I know...but it's our tradition. What are your must-watch holiday movies?

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The Rundown
Camel Sweater Dress Banana Republic
Red Bow Pumps Ferragamo via eBay
Plaid Blanket Scarf Zara similar
Circle Earrings c/o Grand Avenue Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Bubbles Only" Essie





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