The Holiday Red Dress You Need Now (& It’s On Sale!) + Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty


First and foremost, if you’re looking for a holiday red dress this season!  You MUST get this one!  The fabric is amazing, it’s a great length, and has subtle pockets with just the right amount of swing.  Pair it with a fun scarf, a statement necklace or some pretty sparkly earrings.  It’s honestly so popular that it sold out at Nordstrom in just TWO days.  Luckily, I was able to find it here, and it’s on sale.  Take 20% off when you use code: NOVEMBER.  It fits true to size.  I’m wearing a small and it also comes in black, which I snagged too. // Paired here with these leopard heels and this link bracelet.


Today’s holiday gift guide is all about the beauty lover.  I love all of the fun holiday specials that debut this time of year, featuring my favorite brands.  I’ve already picked up the two above, and can’t wait to try them out.  Shameless I know, since it’s a gift guide, but I guess with beauty, they’re great as gifts, but fun to gift yourself too.


So the one on the left is the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick.  I’ve always used the bronzing powder (in Golden Light), but thought I’d try this since it’s more of a subtle highlighter to apply in particular spots on my face.  It’s the newest brightening brick from Bobbi Brown, that promises to give you a subtle glow.  I use this brush for applying my bronzing powder.  I recently ordered a new one and the bristles are way softer than my other one.  I use this brush for my blush and LOVE it!


I’ve really been wanting to try a smokey eye for evening’s out.  Love that this one comes with a brush and mascara.  Would be great for travel too.  It’s valued at $82, but only $42!

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets


MAC Lipstick Kit // Jo Malone Christmas Cracker Set // Dior Overcurl and Eyeshadow Set // La Mer ‘Discovery Collection Radiance’ // Viktor & Rolf Holiday Perfume // YSL Beauty Set // The Big Hair Blowout Kit // Bobbi Brown Brush Set (great for travel!) // Nest Holiday Set // Tory Burch Perfume Set (my favorite everyday scent!) // Stila Beauty Set // Clarisonic Set (four years and counting, still LOVE using mine!) // Angel Perfume Set (favorite night-out scent)


How cute is this cup for the holidays?  Would make a great gift!  P. S. I just got the plum colored sweater I’m wearing here and it is the softest thing ever.  Like I honestly feel like I’m wearing pajamas when I’m out, it’s that comfortable.  I’ll post a full pic of for you soon.


I popped into Anthropologie the other day and all of their Christmas decor was on display.  I always love their ornaments.  This one is my favorite this year!fullsizerender

How pretty are these votives?  Would make a great gift!fullsizerender


And I’m absolutely loving this apron!  Would be a great gift for your girlfriends!  It comes in a cute kid’s size too.  This pink apron is way too cute too!

I’ve had a few of you ask about my gel nails, and how they’re doing.  So I’ve had them two weeks now and I can honestly say they’re all still completely in tact, no chips at all.  The only problem I have is that my nails grow pretty quickly, so now there’s a significant gap between the polish and my cuticle, which makes it look kind of funny.  Would I get gels again?  Probably not.  As most of you know, I’m used to painting my own nails anyway.  So I’ll probably just keep doing that from now on.  But the gel nails were fun to try!


I’ve received a few emails lately asking about my hair, and if I still used my straightener to get my waves.  I do every once in awhile, but after getting this BeachWaver during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, I’ve loved it!

I hope y’all have a great weekend!  We’re headed to my cousin’s wedding tomorrow and the kids are all invited too.  This is the first time they’re getting to attend a wedding reception.  Actually, Wheeler’s been to one, but she probably doesn’t remember it.  Should be a fun night!  Can’t wait to share photos with you next week!

6 thoughts on “The Holiday Red Dress You Need Now (& It’s On Sale!) + Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

  1. Love the gift guide! Just added the Beach Waver to my Christmas list! Have a great time at the wedding this weekend.

    1. Oops! Sorry about that Susan! I realized I wrote about it and completely forgot to link it up. I just edited the post to include a link to it. I’ll post more pics of it as soon as I can. You will love it!

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