10 Days Till Christmas!! Gift Guide Splurge on Her

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Can you believe Christmas is only 10 days away!!  Where has the time gone?  This year I have been procrastinating my shopping.  I have been busy spending time with family, baking cookies, going to holiday parties… and not shopping.  I turned around a couple days ago and realized I better start shopping for the people on my list, quick!

I am not a big going out to the mall shopper.  I am so busy running around with my kids being at 2 different schools and 2 different schedules.  Plus taking care of my house, getting groceries, working out and everything else, where does time go?  On the weekends the mall is so busy I get anxiety just looking for a parking spot, forget that!  The only time that really works for me to shop is at night after my kids go to bed… enter online shopping!  Which is what I have been doing like a mad woman for the last 3 days.

I have been buying everything I can at Nordstrom.  First, because it is my favorite store.  Next, they have the best return policy.  So if I miss the mark for someone on my list, they can easily return it and get something they want.  And last, they have free shipping on all orders.  Which is huge for me, considering half my family lives across the country and I have to ship their orders.

For my kids and all their toy wants, I have been going to Amazon.  I have found everything on their lists for the best price.  Thank God I haven’t had to step foot into Target or Toys R Us this year!!!  Parent WIN!!

My holiday gift guide has over 200 gift ideas for Men, Women & Kids.  I’ve included the ‘Splurge on Her’ gift guide today because it’s on of my favorites :)  Also in my holiday gift guide you will find, ‘For Her’, ‘Fancy Lady’, ‘For the Hostess’, ‘Under 50’, ‘Under 25’, ‘Beauty Guru’, ‘Skincare Goddess’ and “For Him’, ‘For Kids’.  I included gift ideas for all budgets, from $6 to over $2000.

Shipping Deadlines to get it by Christmas:
NORDSTROM: December 16th by 11:00pm EST for free standard shipping on all orders, December 23rd by 12:00pm EST on qualifying merchandise
SEPHORA: December 20th by 11:59pm PT standard 3 day shipping
AMAZON: December 22nd for free 2-day prime shipping

High Waisted Pencil Skirt

elizabeth and james darci pencil skirt

Elizabeth & James Skirt | Topshop Crop Top | Joie ‘Quinn’ Sandals | Givenchy Bag | BCBG Necklace | Alexis Bittar Bracelet | Swarovski Earrings

This outfit is something very different for me and far outside my comfort zone.  First, it shows a little bit of my midriff and second it shows all my curves (which I usually try to hide).  I would have never picked this out or even tried in on shopping by myself.

When my mom and sister were in town we all went shopping and Jaclyn picked this outfit out and made me try it on.  In my mind I was think “yeah right this will work on me!”.  But as soon as I put it on I was very surprised at how much I loved it.  Showing my curves made me feel womanly and sexy.  I couldn’t wait to get home and wear it for John!

I want to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone when it comes to fashion.  I don’t have a perfect stick skinny toned body, and on most days I just want to cover up my problem areas.  But putting something like this on made me feel confident and like a grown ass woman who can take on the world!!

Thank you to my sister and Mom who not just nudged me outside my comfort zone, but threw me an entire ocean away from my comfort zone!! :)

ps- This bag is my Christmas present from John.  He was to excited to wait for Christmas, so he gave it to me early.  I couldn’t think of a better outfit to debut it on my blog!
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Dressy Casual Party Look

casual chic party look

Elizabeth & James Top | Aritzia Faux Leather Pants, also love this & this | Valentino Rockstud Pumps | Sole Society Clutch | Tasha Earrings | Alexis Bittar Bracelet | Bite Beauty ‘Bellini’ Lipstick

A look like this is one of my favorites to wear!  I live for dressy casual chic and in all black.  Put on some sparkly accessories and a fun lip, and I am ready for a good time!  This look is perfect for a night out with the girls, date night or any dressy casual party; whether it is a holiday party or any party through out the year.

I love the feminine feel of the top and the girly sparkly accessories (this clutch is less than $65!).  I love mixing all the soft feminine and girly pieces with more edgy pieces like the leather pants and studded pumps.  Put a pink drink in my hand and let’s party!
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Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

I’ve always wanted my house to feel like it’s bursting with Christmas joy.  Every year I try my hardest but it falls short of amazing.  I’m not very talented in home decor and all the details that takes something simple and makes it gorgeous.

BUT… my Mom is!!!  She is in a small percentage of people who has vision and is able to make anything look beautiful.  I have no idea how she does it!  When she came into town I asked her to help me with my tree.  She kindly put my existing ornaments on my tree and told me it looked pretty.  I know that means it actually doesn’t look good at all and she is being very nice.

So I told her I want to scrap everything and start over.  And she was in charge, she can do whatever she wants to make my tree beautiful.  We went to Hobby Lobby and Crate & Barrel.  I walked around with a shopping cart as my Mom and sister threw stuff in that I needed.
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Burberry Poncho

burberry london Hammington poncho

Burberry Poncho (also love this & this for less) / Topshop Top / Aritzia Faux Leather Leggings / Stuart Weitzman Boots / Jimmy Choo Bag (sold out) so similar Here, similar for less here / Swarovski Earrings / Bracelets (old) similar here, here, here / MAC ‘Creme Cup’ Lipstick + NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

I love over the knee boots so much!!  They can take an outfit to simple and basic to wow!  Last year I got the Sam Edelman over the knee boots and wore them tons.  The only problem was that after about an hour my feet would hurt.  So I was limited to wearing them just out to dinner.

This year it was time for an upgrade… enter Stuart Weitzman!  These boots are ah-mazing!!!!  The quality is perfection and they are sooooooo comfortable!  I wore them shopping, walked around for hours and my feet never hurt.  I was home for 30 minutes when I realized I was still wearing my boots.  Seriously that comfortable that I was wearing them around my house while cleaning up and putting things away.  I also love this style so much with the ties in the back!
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