Holiday Gift Guide: For the the Homebody

I’m back today with my second gift guide of the season! Last year, my cozy gift guide was a big hit and this year a few of you said you wanted to see it again. So, I’ve rounded up some holiday gift ideas that are perfect for that friend/relative/co-worker etc. who is a total homebody and is all about staying cozy!

Obviously, pajamas, robes, and slippers are a definite must when it comes to a cozy gift guide. The slippers are actually on my Christmas list this year because I’ve heard great reviews and I think they’re sooo cute. This UGG robe is also such a great idea—a luxurious gift for the person who likes to relax at home.

Two items that I’ve mentioned before and will probably continue to tout as great gift ideas are the Barefoot Dreams blanket and the Diptyque candle. If you don’t own a Barefoot Dreams blanket, do yourself a favor and buy one ASAP. If you’re not too picky about the pattern, this striped one is on major sale. Unfortunately, the most popular patterns don’t usually go on sale. But anyway, I fight both of my cats for this blanket every day—it’s so so so soft. On to the candle. Diptyque makes luxurious (expensive) candles that are something a person might not splurge on for themself. Which makes it the perfect gift! There are so many different scents but I’m partial to vanilla.

Two other great gift ideas are journals/notebooks and coffee table books. A personalized notebook is such a cute idea and pairs really well with another gift like a scarf or a mug. And coffee table books are so thoughtful if you really know the person’s interests/aesthetic (obviously I would want to read the Little Dictionary of Fashion!).

So that’s it for this week. What gift guide would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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An Easy Fall Outfit + $1,000 Amazon Giveaway Reminder

An Easy Fall Outfit + $1,000 Amazon Giveaway Reminder

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I don’t think there is an outfit combo that is more on brand for me than a cozy sweater paired with a denim skirt and knee-high boots. This is the epitome of a fall outfit in my opinion. So, while we had a break in the cold-front we’ve been experiencing here in Baltimore you know I whipped this outfit right out!

I’ve been wanting to shoot this sweater for you guys because I’m absolutely in love with it (it’s actually been hanging in my room and I can’t tell you how many times my mom has looked at it and said she loved it). You know white is my go-to—whether that’s sweaters, tees, or blouses—but I love the fun addition of the color block sleeves! Paired with the balloon sleeve silhouette it’s a subtle statement and so, so chic.

Again, at this point you guys know my undying love of denim skirts (check out my fall staples post here), so I won’t go into detail. And of course, the outfit wouldn’t be complete without some form of boots. I wanted this outfit to look classic and slightly preppy—I’d say mission accomplished!

But now that we’ve got the outfit covered, here’s another reminder about the $1,000 Amazon gift card giveaway. Enter below!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We’re making a list and checking it twice! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, just in time to complete your holiday wish list!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only and runs until 11/20. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

Void where prohibited. By entering the giveaway you acknowledge that you are agreeing to complete each task, which involves following, liking and subscribing to newsletter’s.

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xo,

Carey

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Sweater: Chicwish c/o // Skirt: Topshop // Boots: Sam Edelman (old), this year’s version // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option

Leopard Balloon Sleeve Sweater + Amazon Giveaway

Leopard Balloon Sleeve Sweater + Amazon Giveaway

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m going to keep today’s blog post short and sweet, but make sure you scroll all the way down for a fun surprise!

If you know me (and by now I think you do), you know I love a good leopard print. As soon as I saw this sweater from Chicwish, I knew I had to have it! From the neutral colors to the balloon sleeves to the oversized fit, I loved it all. To be honest, when I first saw the sweater my immediate thought was that it would look so cute with my Spanx leather leggings—which will definitely by happening soon!

Instead, I decided to pair it with the adorable crop flare jeans that have been lying neglected in my closet. I shared these on an Instagram stories try-on in October and haven’t really worn them since. I think they pair so well with the sweater; they give the look a little something extra. And because I wanted the flare to stand out, I opted for a pair of white booties to contrast with the black and pull together the whole look.

Side note: I didn’t mention above, but the sweater is incredibly cozy. I’ll 100% be wearing it on repeat throughout the winter.But anyway, that’s all for the outfit this week! And now, on to the fun surprise…

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We’re making a list and checking it twice! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, just in time to complete your holiday wish list!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only and runs until 11/20. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

Void where prohibited. By entering the giveaway you acknowledge that you are agreeing to complete each task, which involves following, liking and subscribing to newsletter’s.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

xo,

Carey

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Sweater: Chicwish c/o // Jeans: Loft // Booties: Sam Edelman // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option // Lipstick: Sephora Lip Stories in shade “Somewhere in Spain”

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event: My Top Picks

Sephora Holiday Bonus Event: My Top Picks

Happy Monday friends! I don’t usually post on Mondays, but today I had to because the Sephora Holiday Bonus Event has started and I couldn’t not share. You may be wondering what the event is and why you should even care. Well, don’t worry, I’ll fill you in. Sephora has tier-membership sales a few times a year, and this one is amazing because it’s ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. So, if you’re looking to purchase beauty/makeup gifts, now is the perfect time.

Here are the specifics: Sephora Rouge members (highest level) can start shopping now until the event ends on November 11 (a full week before others can start shopping) and save 20% with code HOLIDAYSAVE. Everyone else can start shopping the sale on November 7. VIB members (second level members) will save 15% with code HOLIDAYSAVE while Beauty Insider members (first level members) will save 10%. And, if you aren’t already a member you can sign up now and still shop the event!

Now that the details are out of the way, here are my top picks. But side note: I’m suggesting a lot of gift ideas, but by all means shop for yourself! It’s the perfect time to stock up on the beauty favorites you use every day!

Value Sets

I kind of went overboard with this section, but I love a value set!

 

Gifts Under $100

 

Gifts Under $50

 

Stocking Stuffers

 

Luxury Gifts

 

I hope you liked this Sephora Sale guide/gift guide! I can’t wait to share more gift guides with you this holiday season. If there’s a specific gift guide you want to see next, let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

P.S. Shop my top picks from the last Sephora sale!

40 Fall/Winter Amazon Finds

40 Fall/Winter Amazon Finds

Happy Friday, friends! I’m back again this week for another Amazon wish list/finds post because you all loved the last one! Now that it’s November, we’re all starting to think about two things: 1) the cooler weather and 2) the holidays. So when you voted on stories the other day that you’d prefer to see an Amazon wish list this week I though it would be the perfect time to share late fall outfit ideas as well as holiday gifts/stocking stuffers.

Everything I added to this list is something that I would personally want for myself and that I thought you would love as well. So whether you’re treating yourself or thinking of gifts for your girlfriends, sisters, moms, etc. I think you guys are going to love these finds! It’s definitely a mix, but I tended towards cozy sweaters, fall jackets, holiday dresses, and jewelry/miscellaneous finds. So, let’s get to shopping!

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea: Leopard Cardigan

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea: Leopard Cardigan

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November is only two days away *gasp* so that means it’s time to start thinking about your holiday plans. And if you are anything like me, the outfit you’re going to wear is top priority. Which is why today I’m sharing an easy Thanksgiving outfit idea that’s as comfy as it is cute!

When I’m busy shoveling stuffing in my face, getting dolled up is the last thing I want to do. But, I also hate looking like a slob… Enter the perfect outfit combination that feels liked dressed up pajamas: a leopard cardigan and a black dress. Let’s start with the cardigan.

Whether or not you’re going to wear one to Thanksgiving dinner, a leopard cardigan is a must this fall. I’m going to say that yes, leopard is a neutral, so a leopard cardigan will work for so many different outfits. (Side note: my mom has been wearing her leopard cardigan non-stop and every time she gets compliments from strangers). I love the one I’m wearing above for two reasons. A) it has pockets and B) it’s such a nice, thick, cozy material. I will say, I wish it was a tad bit shorter, but I’m only 5 ft. so I’m sure most people won’t think it’s too long!

Moving on to the dress. If you follow me on Instagram, on stories I was debating returning the dress because I think it’s also slightly too big on me. I decided to keep it (I’m going to try to shrink it in the wash) and I think it still looks so cute on! It is a body con dress, but the ruching detail makes it flattering on. The craziest part is that it’s only $14 right now! This will be the perfect dress to help mask any Thanksgiving dinner food babies lol!

I kept the rest of the look simple and added black booties, my black bag, and gold hoops. I think the leopard cardigan does all the talking for this outfit. So, anyway, that’s all for today. Is this a Thanksgiving outfit you’d wear? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

P.S. I think last week’s midi skirt outfit is another great Thanksgiving outfit idea!

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Cardigan: Chicwish c/o // Dress: Amazon // Booties: Steve Madden // Bag: Gucci, more affordable option // Earrings: similar // Lipstick: Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in “Twenty” (just wearing the liner)