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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Best Holiday Gifts Under $50

The countdown to Christmas has begun! I love this time of year because I get to spend it with my loved ones and there's really nothing better than that. As amazing as the holiday season is, it can also be a little overwhelming and stressful when it comes to figuring out what to give to our friends, families or partners. So in order to relieve some of that stress, I've put together a little holiday gift guide with a lot of great goodies for everyone in your life. Keep in mind that you DON'T need to spend a fortune on gifts. A present should be useful and personal, that's what makes it special. Remember, it's the thought that counts!

 

FOR HER

 

   Vanilla Bean Lip Scrub, $24,  w  ww.sarahapp.com

Vanilla Bean Lip Scrub, $24, www.sarahapp.com

              Clarity Pouch, $32,  www.onetruffle.com

           Clarity Pouch, $32, www.onetruffle.com

       "An Original Introduction Kit" from Frank Body, $37.95,  www.us.frankbody.com

    "An Original Introduction Kit" from Frank Body, $37.95, www.us.frankbody.com

        Glam Caddy Rotating Cosmetic Organizer, $29.99,  www.bedbathandbeyond.com

     Glam Caddy Rotating Cosmetic Organizer, $29.99, www.bedbathandbeyond.com

   Bluetooth Beanie with Wireless Microphone, 24.99,  www.target.com

Bluetooth Beanie with Wireless Microphone, 24.99, www.target.com

 

FOR HIM

 

   Beard Pack, $40.00,  www.uncommongoods.com

Beard Pack, $40.00, www.uncommongoods.com

   Water Free Shaving Lotion, $10.79,  www.iherb.com

Water Free Shaving Lotion, $10.79, www.iherb.com

   Personalized Rustic Wall Mount Bottle Opener, $42.00,  www.brookstone.com

Personalized Rustic Wall Mount Bottle Opener, $42.00, www.brookstone.com

   Heated Shaving Cream Dispenser, $39.99,  www.sharperimage.com  

Heated Shaving Cream Dispenser, $39.99, www.sharperimage.com 

   Temperature Regulating Slippers, $49.99,  www.sharperimage.com

Temperature Regulating Slippers, $49.99, www.sharperimage.com

 

FOR EVERYONE

 

   Amazon Echo Dot, $39.99,  www.amazon.com

Amazon Echo Dot, $39.99, www.amazon.com

    Tile Mate phone + key finder, $24.99,  www.target.com  

 Tile Mate phone + key finder, $24.99, www.target.com 

       Cutea Tea Infuser, $7.49,  www.thecontainerstore.com

    Cutea Tea Infuser, $7.49, www.thecontainerstore.com

   PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser, $29.99,  www.amazon.com  

PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser, $29.99, www.amazon.com 

   SleepCycle Pillowcase, $30.00,  www.skinlaundry.com

SleepCycle Pillowcase, $30.00, www.skinlaundry.com

There are soooo many different types of gifts that you can give and the ones I've posted here are some of my favorites (Especially the Amazon Echo Dot!! Shoutout to my boyfriend for introducing me to Alexa) but personally, I love giving and receiving experiences. When you give an experience to someone such as a ticket to a broadway show, a spa gift card or even something a little more unique like a flight lesson, you're giving the person memories that they can cherish for the rest of their lives. Plus, who doesn't want to be able to say they flew a plane at some point in their lives???? I always find amazing deals for cool experiences and weekend getaways on Groupon so that's definitely a great place to get your last minute holiday shopping done as well. It's not about how much you spend on a person, it's about how much thought you put into the gift itself. 

Happy Holidays, loves! xx

Back to school basics

  PHOTOGRAPHY BY: SHAY PARESH    Jacket:  Target  // Sweater Top:  Forever 21  // Bag:  Forever 21

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: SHAY PARESH

Jacket: Target // Sweater Top: Forever 21 // Bag: Forever 21

Hi Loves! I hope you're all having an incredible weekend so far. I'm so glad its finally starting to feel like fall and I can start wearing fuzzy socks and my boyfriend's hoodies (I'm sure all you ladies can relate!) But anyway, this is my favorite season, so you guys will be seeing a lot of fall and winter fashion here on my blog. Stay tuned for that! 

A few days ago, I shot with this awesome talented photographer and it was such a fun productive shoot. I've been in a lot of photoshoots and have worked with numerous photographers, but I have to say that Shay really owned that camera. If you guys are interested in checking out her work, her website is www.shayparesh.com or you can follow her on Instagram (@shayparesh).  

Not only was the shoot fun, the weather was perfect as well. I was so excited to bring out the leather jacket and boots, all I needed was a pumpkin spiced latte (lol typical white girl, no? just kidding I don't like pumpkin) BUT more importantly! Below you'll see the full outfit and if you love the comfortable look, you'll really enjoy this simple ensemble I put together. I like to call it the back to school look because it's really minimal and doesn't require much work to put together. Waking up for school can be a total drag and we can all relate whether we're in college, high school or even grad school. No one wants to wake up earlier than they should just to get their outfit together, so throwing on a pair of leggings with a sweater and leather jacket can be super convenient. Also, this cute nude colored backpack I bought from Forever 21 is my absolute FAVORITE. Its great for school or for a day out with your girls. As I always say, LESS IS MORE. The simpler the better!

 

What to wear to a wedding

 Photography by: Alexander Morales  Dress:  GoJane in Royal Blue // Clutch:  Dressbarn // Shoes:  White Mountain

Photography by: Alexander Morales

Dress: GoJane in Royal Blue// Clutch: Dressbarn// Shoes: White Mountain

Hey beautiful people! Sorry I've been a bit MIA these past 2 weeks, I've been crazy busy with so many events but things are starting to simmer down a bit now. Last Saturday, I attended my future father in laws wedding and I must say I had a phenomenal time with my boyfriend and everyone who was there. I danced the night away until I couldn't feel my feet. So all in all, it was an amazing night and I'm so happy for my boyfriend's dad. He's become a second father to me and I'm glad that I was able to celebrate this special moment with him.

That morning, I got my hair and makeup done and I was so satisfied with the way the stylist did it. I felt confident and sexy all day long and everyone loved my look of the day. My bodycon dress only cost me $18 (I know, its crazy isn't it?) and it's one of the softest and comfiest dresses I've ever worn. The material is super breathable so its perfect for the summer and you can never go wrong with a royal blue color. I matched the dress with nude block heel sandals and a tan clutch. I kept the jewelry very minimal so I wore a silver bracelet and silver necklace to match. To me, less is more so I always try to keep my ensembles as clean and simple as possible. 

White, White, White

  Photography By: Alexander Morales    Shop the look:     Top:  Forever 21  // Bottoms:  Ralph Lauren // Shoes:  Adidas // Watch:  Charlize watches

Photography By: Alexander Morales

Shop the look: 

Top: Forever 21 // Bottoms: Ralph Lauren// Shoes: Adidas// Watch: Charlize watches

Happy Saturday everyone! So excited to share my first style post with you guys. I have to give credit to my boyfriend for taking these awesome shots of my comfy summer outfit. Big shoutout to him for being the best boyfriend ever. Read more about the details of this outfit below!

Summer calls for white pants, white nails, white shoes....white everything. White is one of my favorite colors so I love wearing it. Since this heat the past few days has been a lot to handle, (at least for me it has) I try to stay as cool and comfortable as I can. You can always count on Forever 21 to have cute affordable tops that can be worn for any occasion as well as stylish handbags like the one I'm showing off here. The top I'm wearing is SUPER soft and comfortable, I wish I had gotten more of those. Not only is it comfy, but it goes so well with my Ralph Lauren modern curvy straight leg jeans that I found on sale a few weeks ago. I'm so obsessed with them, I made a great decision in buying them. I'm usually more of a skinny jean person rather than a straight leg jean person but I decided to try something new and I found that these jeans flatter my figure in a different way. 

Accessories are so important, they're the glue that holds together the whole outfit. Of course my watch has to be white. Charlize Watches is a great company that is affordable and has some beautiful watches. If you're a minimalist like I am, you'll LOVE how simple they are and how nicely they go with everything you wear. You could be wearing a plastic bag over your head but as long as you're wearing a Charlize watch, you're doing well. (don't wear a plastic bag over your head though, it's just not cute) The sunglasses are from Guess and yes they're also white......

Last but not least, my feet are loving the comfort of my new adidas NEO Advantage sneakers. I absolutely love adidas, it's definitely one of my favorite brands. When I look for a pair of shoes, I always make sure that they're cute AND comfortable. No matter how cute they are, I can't just buy them if they're not comfortable on my feet. Adidas never fails to satisfy me!

Thank you so much for reading guys! xx

 

 

 

Welcome to my blog!

Hey guys! I am SOOOOO pumped to welcome you all to my blog. This is super exciting for me because I get to share a bunch of cool stuff with you guys from the best food spots, to the latest shoe trends. This is going to be a place where I can inspire others by being myself and promoting my favorite products. SO, before I begin, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who has supported me and will continue supporting me on this fun-filled journey.