Does anyone else feel overwhelmed with holiday craziness? I have been traveling, running to parties, and shopping like a madwoman before Christmas! I went crazy Cyber Week shopping but I haven't even been able to shoot my looks yet! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen these 3 looks below. They are some of my favorite winter styles for a few reasons, but I'm not the only one because they are selling out so fast!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Overland Park, Kansas City with Tara from the Daiquiri Diaries for a girls weekend! So many people asked us "Why Kansas City?" and my response was simply that I hadn't been there before. As far as travel goes, it was such an easy trip from Dallas, inexpensive flights check here, and really quick, and there was tons to do once we were there! In this travel guide I outlined, what to do, where to go, and why you should visit Overland Park!
Tis the season for last minute shopping and wandering around the mall aimlessly. Yea, that doesn't sound fun for me either. I get as much of my Christmas shopping done before hand as much as I can. While you've still got a few weeks, the malls are nuts, and if you're like me, you'll avoid them as much as possible! If you aren't done shopping yet, and you still need a few ideas, I gathered a few stocking stuffers for her in my beauty gift guide below! Just a small disclaimer, I never recommend products that I haven't tried or are willing to/going to try, so everything listed below is personally recommended by me!
If there is one outfit I would recommend for everyone, of every shape and size, it is this ruched dress! I have it in 2 colors now and I've had to stop myself from buying them all! It may seem like it's winter, but not in Dallas! I paired this tank dress with my new favorite cardi, which I picked up on Black Friday. It is seriously the softest thing I own right now! Not only do I recommend this dress for everyone, but it's the Nordstrom ruched dress everyone is wearing!
One of my biggest struggles during the holidays is figuring out what to get the men in my life for Christmas. They say they are easy, but they seem so particular about things, and I also have a fear of getting someone something useless. This year Kale and I decided to give each other ideas so we weren't completely in the dark, and I think this will work out great! I am really happy I went straight to the source, he also inadvertently gave me ideas for my dad, uncle, and grandpa, so this worked out great! I compiled his list and other gifts for men that I have actually given that went over amazingly below!
It's a rare day when I'm not wearing jeans, but I found the most comfortable wide leg pants and had to share them! These wide leg teal pants are so soft! The high waist was extremely flattering, and do we even need to talk about the color? This teal is so similar to jeans, that I would almost consider this a neutral. I paired them with a black top and shoes, so overall this is a pretty simple outfit, but I feel anything but simple wearing it.
Tis the season for holiday parties and cocktails! It's finally time to break out the Christmas decor, so if you're just starting or haven't started yet, I'm here to offer some inspiration for your bar cart corner! I got my bar cart for Christmas last year, so this is my first year being able to decorate it for the holidays! Keep scrolling for the anatomy of a holiday bar cart!
Black Friday is no longer just a day, but an entire week. There's no more waiting in a line at 3am outside of your local mall until the doors open. No more fighting with a crazy mom over the last Victoria's Secret PINK pants. It happens, and it's nuts. While I could ever understand why people did those things, I did understand how exciting it was. I worked several Black Fridays in the mall, and believe me if you don't feel the excitement when you open the store gates at 4am, you do feel slightly terrified. I think I felt a little bit of both. Though, now you can go online at just about anytime to see the cyber week deals and stumble upon a sale on any site. I listed them below here for you but you can also scroll through some of my favorite pieces!
Holiday style is one of my favorite topics of the season. It's funny because growing up I only dressed up for church on Christmas eve and my family's annual Christmas party. Even then I'd wear a favorite sweater or a matching Christmas dress that matched my sister's, which was quite a while ago! Now, I get to attend events and parties where I need these gorgeous dresses, so I compiled my favorite holiday dresses for any style this year!