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My Weekly Outfits: 12/4-12/11

My Weekly Outfits: 12/4-12/11

Happy Monday. It's been a hot minute since I posted my weekly outfits, so this is a slightly larger round up of the past two weeks. Between strep and holiday parties, and I even went to another Panthers game yesterday, I am tired and worn out and just want to sleep but instead I have to go to work and be super healthy to look good in my New Years Eve dress. 


Anyway, here ya go!

Free People Teddy Peacoat | J. Crew Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Tory Burch Over the Knee Boots (similar)

J. Crew Sadie Pointy Toe FlatsPaige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Target A New Day Turtleneck Sweater

Madewell Cowl Neck Sweater Dress (similar) | Steve Madden Norri Boots

Dl1961 'Florence' Instasculpt Crop Skinny JeansLilly Pulitzer Ramona Sweater | Steve Madden Slayer Boots

Faux Shearling Vest (similar) | J. Crew Turtleneck Bodysuit (similar) | Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Rag & Bone Newbury Bootie

French Connection Anna Patchwork Sweater |  Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Stuart Weitzman 5050 Leather Over the Knee Boots

ASOS Double Pom BeanieLoft Shimmer Fairisle Turtleneck SweaterPaige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | UGG Classic Short Boots

The Best Online Sales of the Week

The Best Online Sales of the Week

Happy Friday! It is chilly and gross here in Charlotte today - apparently it's supposed to snow, but it's only 40 degrees so right now it's just rainy. Bring on the cold weather! 

I've decided I can't online shop for myself until I get my family Christmas presents - seriously, they're really hard to shop for - so here are a bunch of sales for y'all to enjoy while I rack my brain for things to buy other people.

Anthropologie: 30% off all winter clothing and accessories
ASOS: 30% off selected items
Baublebar: 25% off with code GIFT25
J. Crew: 35% off and free shipping with code FRIDAY
Loft: 40% off with code NEWNOW
Macy's: 30% off with code FRIEND
Madewell: 20% off 100%, 30% off $200 with code OHWHATFUN
Off Broadway: Buy one get one 50% off all shoes
Victoria's Secret: Free 2 Day Shipping on orders over $125 with code SHIP2DAY

Reallyyyy loving the Tisbury Turtleneck from Anthro. Comes in like 5 colors (my fave is the ivory option) and looks super cozy. Obviously, J. Crew, Madewell, and Loft have great sweater options available right now, too. The go-to's, if you will.

I expressed my love for these pom pom earrings in yesterday's post, and I'm currently wearing this pom pom beanie (much to the chagrin of my coworkers). Pom poms are in, y'all!

Lastly, honorable mention for my new favorite coat, on sale at Macy's and Nordstrom now.

Shop away!

My Favorite Statement Earrings for the Holidays

My Favorite Statement Earrings for the Holidays

I am currently planning my New Year's Eve outfit, and I am on the hunt for big, fun statement earrings. My dress is black and I need something fun to spruce things up. Currently Baublebar is having 25% off with code GIFT25 so run with that little tidbit of info.

Baublebar Canary Pom Pom Drop EarringsBaublebar Gabriela Tassel Fringe Earrings | Baublebar Gigi Pom Pom EarringsBaublebar Miana Tassel Drop EarringsBaublebar Parisian Feather Tassel Drop EarringsBaublebar Rosabella Tassel Drop Earrings | Baublebar Taylor Tassel Earrings | Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Statement Drop Earrings | Kate Spade New York Pouf EarringsSheila Fajl Everybody's Favorite Hoops

Okay guys, I am in the midst of a MAJOR obsession with pom poms and faux fur lately. Like, on everything. The obsession doesn't stop at jewelry, too. The Gigi Pom Pom Earrings from Baublebar in the hot pink (Magenta) are TO DIE FOR. They're so extra it's amazing. I also love the Kate Spade Pouf Earrings - they come in three colors and are just a single pom. 

Obviously, tassels are still very much a thing and very much stepping up their game. See: Rosabella Tassel Drops, Gabriela Tassel Fringe, Taylor Tassel, and Miana Tassel Drops. So many options, so many colors, perfect for the holiday season.

If you're looking for a feathered earring, then check out the Parisian Feather Tassel Drop Earrings from Baublebar. Aren't they fun!? 

Shop more of my picks below!

My Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Less

My Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Less

Happy Wednesday! Apologies for the late post. I found out I had strep throat last night, had to be at work at 6:30AM this morning, and have been lying on my couch and sleeping since noon. I have too much to do and too many holiday parties to go to be sick! I am forcing myself to get better in the next 12 hours. 

In the meantime, here's my guide to stocking stuffers. 

The goal for stocking stuffers is to be small and easily wrapped. My girlfriends and I would frequently give Hanky Panky's as quick and easy stocking stuffers because 1. you can never have too much underwear and 2. they're the best.

For beauty products, there are a few options. Love the Drybar Hair Clips, as well as a perfume rollerball. Both are small and have a lot of bang for your buck.

REMEMBER JUICY TUBES? What a throwback. The colors in this gift set are actually super pretty and left me feeling super nostalgic. I am definitely more of a gloss girl than a matte girl, and this discounted set is perfect to slip into a stocking. If you want to go a more trendy and less expensive route, then there's the Balm Dot Com from Glossier. If I had the chance, I would switch out all my skincare for Glossier products - not because I've tried any of them, just because of the sheer packaging, marketing, and vibe around the company alone. Also, Emily Weiss is everything. 

I am so impressed by this Baublebar gift set - three fringe earrings! In amazing colors! The light pink is so pretty, green is so flattering, and the black is perfect for every occasion. Baublebar actually has a lot of good gift sets available, plus 25% off right now with the code GIFT25.

I'm honestly super obsessed with Popsockets, and actually need to get a new one since I upgraded my phone last month. Basically, a Popsocket is a little accessory that sticks on to the back of your iPhone and moves up and down, making it easier to hold onto your phone. Necessary? Absolutely not. Fun? Of course. Plus, they're only $10 and can be found at their website or on Amazon!

Other quick gifts include sunglasses, candle sets, sleep masks, key chains - all inexpensive, all easy to pack in a stocking!

Shop more of my favorites below!

What to Wear: Holiday Party

What to Wear: Holiday Party

I totally wish I was going to some fancy Christmas party this year so I can wear some fancy, sparkly dress, however I only have various holiday-themed pregames to attend. 

Cue the going out-outfit with a Santa hat.

But, I am currently planning a fun New Years Eve that includes dressing up in Black Tie. I am very excited for this, because honestly the last time I got all dolled up for a party was my SENIOR SPRING of college. WHAT!?

Anyway, here is my guide on what to wear to a holiday party.

As of right now, I am going to be wearing the J. Crew tie-waist strapless dress in black (shown above) with some big earrings and heels. Am I considering clip-in hair extensions? Actually, yes. Do I hype up NYE more than I should? Definitely yes. The dress is ordered in two sizes, because I honestly don't know what size I'm in in J. Crew, so TBD if this is my actual dress. 

I have a veryyy similar version of the Astr the Label Lace Midi Dress, and guys, it's amazing. It's honestly a great year-round party dress, so think of it as a wise investment!

I also really love the idea of a velvet jumpsuit. Navy, dark green, dark red. Love. Express currently has a velvet jumpsuit that's HALF OFF so go to their website immediately and shop.

Last year I was obsessed with anything and everything Club Monaco, especially their feather skirts. A shimmery, thin turtleneck with a feather skirt sounds AMAZING to me. 

What are y'all wearing for the holiday season? Let me know!

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How I Decorated My Apartment for the Holidays

How I Decorated My Apartment for the Holidays

Happy Thursday! I have finally taken pictures of my now completed Christmas decorations. I have a one bedroom apartment, so there's not much to decorate tbh, but I loooove how cozy and warm everything feels now!

Everything was bought either from Walmart or Michael's. My 4 foot tree - Walmart. I loooove the white tree skirt for my mini tree - when I eventually get a bigger tree, I'm definitely going to continue to use it! The ornaments are from Walmart and Michael's, as well as the string lights.

The two gold mini trees are from Michael's and are only $4.99! SO CUTE! My stocking is from Mark and Graham, complete with my name embroidered on it.

My mom actually made the garland (from Michael's, 6 feet long) display on my TV console / bookcase thing. It's tree garland + string lights + two gold antlers for the corners of the console. I love gold antlers, and these are just small enough to not be too overwhelming!

We're definitely sticking with the gold/white/pink theme for Christmas. Honestly, red and green would really clash with the vibe I have going on in my living room. For my first Christmas in my first apartment, I'd say it looks pretty festive!

My Cozy Holiday Essentials

My Cozy Holiday Essentials

I am currently in the process of decorating my apartment for the holiday season, and let me tell you, I'm considering leaving all my Christmas goodies up all year round. 

For some reason, twinkle lights and Christmas trees make everything better.

I honestly have negative desire to leave my one-bedroom apartment now, and half of me wishes it was cold and snowy outside so I really don't have to leave! Everything is so cozy and soft and warm, and I've stopped turning on any lamps so I can just use my string lights instead.

Did I mention I love Christmas?

With this increase in holiday spirit, my goal is to be as cozy and comfortable as possible. Think supersoft pajama bottoms, oversize turtleneck sweater, slippers, and a constant stream of Christmas movies. 

My last name is Holliday - this is my season. Let's do it right.

So, I've kind of switched up how I do my product carousels below. I have a carousel for each item type, instead of all of them in one big summary. Let me know y'alls thoughts on if I should continue to post things this way!

As far as clothing goes, I'm pretty much happiest when I'm in a pajama set. This is great because it is the time of year to go all out with the super festive plaid matching tops and bottoms. Currently, I have a red pajama set and a tartan flannel set from J. Crew. I had my eye on a bunch of options from Victoria's Secret, but unfortunately they are wiped clean with all their best pajama sets - it's that time of year. I'm really looking for a short sleeve plaid pajama set, but it's harder than it seems to find a cute one. I have been loving the selection at Target lately, however.

Oooh funny story - I found this pair of pajamas at Gap during the whole Black Friday / Cyber Monday frenzy. TOO CUTE, RIGHT? They say Fa La La! And they come with a matching eye mask! I die. Anyway, I sent them to my mother to show how cute they were, and then proceeded to buy them. Turns out my mother bought the same pair! You can never have enough pajama sets. Also, they were originally $70 and I got them for $24! That's insane.

If you want to go down the pajama pant + sweater route, there are some super cute options for turtlenecks and ponchos, all super cozy and super soft. I got this French Connection sweater a couple weeks ago and it's amazing - highly recommend. I also love the Caslon Tunic Sweater available at Nordstrom. For ponchos, Tuckernuck has some really cute ones. I posted about this poncho on my Cyber Monday post, and it comes in both white and black!

Up next, fuzzy slippers. I've been wearing the same Tory Burch slippers for years, and I don't intend on ever giving them up. Let's be real though, UGG really takes the cake with their selection of fuzzy and furry shoes. If you're looking for any less expensive options, check out J. Crew and Target. These slippers from J. Crew are amazing and this Target pair is under $20!

I've been meaning to pick up some hot chocolate so I can fully immerse myself into the holiday season, but for now I make do with some flavored tea in my favorite Kate Spade mugs. For Christmas-y themed drinkwear, Target and Nordstrom all the way. I am obsessed with these pickup truck mugs from Cathy's Concepts, and also this striped Kate Spade-lookalike mug.

Obviously the coziest things in the world are faux-fur throw blankets. Literally, all hail. I have a version from Restoration Hardware and I would carry it around with me everywhere if possible. I looooove it. I found this Faux Fur Throw from Nordstrom too, which comes in a bunch of different colors. In Connecticut, I have a dark brown one, and in Charlotte, it's black. I don't really trust myself with anything light colored, tbh!

Lastly, one of my favorite holiday staples - the Nest Holiday Classic Candle. Guys, this is seriously the best Christmas Tree-scented candle of all time. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, the Spruce candle from Bath & Body Works is amazing. Most nights I'll light both!

What are y'alls go-to cozy holiday essentials? I am really loving this grandma lifestyle of staying in!


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