Sometime over the last few years, getting things for my home or kitchen has become nearly as exciting as getting new clothes or books. It really takes time to turn a house (or apartment) into a home and it’s fun to add your own little personal touches. I like to switch up the decor in my room from time to time and I’m slowly building up my baking tools (next on my list- a donut pan). These are a few fun gift ideas that I think many people would be happy to receive for their home and/or kitchen. I mentioned that I had a bunch of ideas for gift guides, but I think I’m aiming to do about five in total, so there might be a few more combo guides like this one. As usual, everything in this guide is under $75!
01. Lace Gold Frame 02. Metal Basket 03. Jordan Carlyle Feathered Pillow 04. Trinket Tray 05. Initial Candle 06. Faceted Vessel- Live Bright 07. Geometry Espresso Cups 08. More Please! Metallic Salad Servers 09. But First Coffee Mug (need this) 10. Ceramic Cutting Board 11. Star Cookie Cutter Set 12. Donna Hay: The New Classics 13. Ho Ho Ha Coasters 14. Emily Henry Pie Dish
We’re in that transitional time of year where one day it will be in the high 70s and the next it will barely crack 60 degrees. This particular day started off rather warm- warm enough for me to wear these faux leather shorts.
I searched high and low for these faux leather shorts. When they first came out a few years ago, they were a pretty popular item and I saw them popping up on style blogs left and right. By the time I decided I wanted them, they were sold out everywhere. I kept checking the website to see if they would bring them back and I went to a few different stores, but no luck. I also told my sister to keep an eye out for them in California.
A few months passed by and one day she texted me to say she’d spotted two pairs of the shorts in a Forever 21 near her. They had one size medium and I told her to grab them and go straight to the register. She put them in the mail to me soon after and I wasn’t sure they’d fit, but happily they did. I couldn’t believe my luck!
I’ve had these shorts for years now and I still love to wear them. If it’s not swelteringly hot in the summer, I’ll pull them on and bare my legs. I also like to wear them with tights and boots during the colder months.
Tell me: Do you have any items in your closet that you had to search high and low for?
Hello kitty cats! This cat print dress is certainly not a shy print, but I do love it. I think the fact that it’s black and white makes it much more wearable and it’s easy to throw on when I’m not quite sure what to wear.
It felt more like summer than fall this past weekend, but I don’t mind since it’s still warm enough to bare my legs. I’m going to hold off on tights for as long as I can! The leaves have started to change colors and I think they’re so pretty. Since I grew up in California, I didn’t really see that seasonal transformation until I moved to the East Coast.
It’s been so nice having some time off work and hanging out with my sister. With the sun shining and my iced coffee in hand, I’m a happy girl. Can it always be like this?
Outfit Details: H&M dress, H&M sunglasses, Forever 21 faux leather jacket, Aeropostale rings (c/o), Report for Aero Aspin Slip-On Sneakers (c/o), Fossil Erin Satchel, Lips- Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon in Cardinal Red | photos of me- my sister
Just when we thought summer was gone, it made a surprise comeback this weekend in NYC. On Saturday I was headed to the rewardStyle party at the Empire Hotel and my goal was not to show up looking like a hot and sweaty mess. After the train stalled at Times Square for nearly 20 minutes, I knew I was losing the battle. When big, fat raindrops starting falling right as I got out of the subway, I conceded defeat. At least I could blame my mussed-up appearance on the rain?
I really wasn’t sure what to wear, but I decided to go for loose and easy. Nothing too clingy because that’s not a good feeling when the sweat starts trickling down your back (gross, I know, but true). I was very comfortable in this peplum top that I wore over my mini skirt and my Sole Society sandals were a good choice for adding a little height.
This gorgeous ring was a gift that I received at the party and I put it on immediately. Who can resist a little bit of sparkle? The peachy color on my nails is another one of the Rimmel Salon pro nail polishes that I love so much. I can’t get enough of them.
I filmed a few little clips on Saturday and I’m going to attempt to put them into a vlog, so stay tuned for that!
Outfit Details: H&M peplum top, Target quilted skirt, Sole Society Christine sandals, Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring in Platinum Drusy (c/o), H&M rings, Lips- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick- Kate Moss Collection in 01, Nails- Rimmel Salon Pro in Reggae Splash | photos- Lydia
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