December 24, 2013

stowaways: apartment decorating

This is the first year that I have had my own place to do some Christmas decorating. We went out and got a little tree and decorated it with some old ornaments from my parents' house. It was fun to make our little place a wintery escape. It makes our apartment so cheerful and spirited. I don't want to take any of it down!

((the puppy's stocking!))

The star, ribbon, lights, stockings, and stocking holders are all from Target. The puppy's stocking is from Personal Creations.

You can see this year's family Christmas decorations here.

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! 

December 14, 2013

stowaways: christmas decorating

My family starts decorating our house the day after Thanksgiving. We all go pick out the perfect tree and decorate it while sipping on some red wine or mimosas (two totally different drinks, but both equally great!). My mom tends to take care of the rest of the decorating, but the end result is always a winter wonderland. Below are some pictures I took of the finished product.

Check out last year's Christmas decorations here, here, and here.

I will post our apartment Christmas decorations soon!

winter weather

Lately, the temperature hasn't reached above the mid-thirties around here and the snow blows through every other day. It is a miracle if I dress with enough layers to stay warm, but not look like the Michelin man. Problem solved... here is the perfect outfit for the winter weather while still keeping it stylish! All of these items just became high on my Christmas wish list!

((Zara Sweater, Hue Microsuede Leggings, Echo Wool Beanie, Urban Outfitters Fingerless Gloves, Movado Watch, Double-V Knuckle Ring, Double Band Ring, Bones Cuff Bracelet, L.L. Bean Boots))

I am loving the zippers on the sides of the sweater and the zipper on the boots. And that Movado watch... I would splurge on that beauty as a Christmas gift to myself!

Stay warm and bundled up!

December 13, 2013

gift guide 2013: anthropologie

Anthropologie is another one of my favorite stores to shop at for clothing, home goods, and jewelry. Their home goods section is my favorite with their quirky designs and unique features. They definitely have a lot of great gifts for your loved ones, friends, and co-workers. Here is a little gift guide to get you through the last few weeks before Christmas.

This is not a sponsored post. I just really like shopping at Anthropologie!

December 6, 2013

gift guide 2013: south moon under

The holidays are officially in full swing now that we are in December and Christmas shopping needs to be done ASAP. Last year, I did a gift guide series highlighting some of my favorite stores to shop at. This year, I intend to do the same while also adding a few miscellaneous guides in there as well. I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet (uh oh!), so I need to get on it ASAP!

Here is a gift guide for some amazing presents at one of my favorite stores South Moon Under. I shop there for a lot of my clothing necessities, but they also have great jewelry, shoes, beauty products, home goods, and gifts for guys. It could potentially be a one stop shop!

Below is a gift guide for the women in your life and another one for the men in your life... all from South Moon Under! Shopping made easy!

1. Open Front Patterned Sweater
2. Jacquard Sweater
3. 3-Fan Crystal Necklace
4. Floral Raglan Top
5. Sam Edelman Ankle Booties
6. Alternative Apparel Fleece Pants
7. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
8. Ribbed Cigar Ring
9. Sam Edelman Slip-On Sneakers
10. Kate Spade Aviator Sunglasses
11. Thyme Frasier Fir Candle
12. Peek-a-Boo Waist Peplum Top

1. Penguin Striped Sweater
2. Military Jacket
3. Nixon Camo Watch
4. RVCA Button Down
5. Long Sleeve Button Down
6. Hipster Brown Leather Boots
7. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
8. Heathered Beanie
9. Herschel Duffle Bag
10. Raglan Burnout Sweatshirt

This weekend South Moon Under is giving 20% off on orders over $150 with the code HOLIDAY20 and free shipping on orders over $50.

See last year's gift guides from South Moon Under, Urban Outfitters, and Anthropologie... as well as guides for prints and stocking stuffers.

This is not a sponsored post. I just really like shopping at South Moon Under!