2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE NO. 3

Happy Thursday! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d share another holiday gift guide with you all! This week’s guide is for presents that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re doing a secret santa or white elephant or are on a tighter budget, here are 9 cute gifts to give this year.

  1. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE scarves. I wear them all the time in the fall/winter, even if I’m not wearing a jacket. I thought this scarf was so cute with its subtle leopard print and cozy material.
  2. How cute is this jewelry/trinket dish?! I love buying little trinkets for my dresser and this one is perfect!
  3. You really can’t go wrong with a cozy slipper (or sock!) for a gift. Not only are they (usually) cute, but they’re so useful in the winter. I know I don’t leave my bedroom without something on my feet.
  4. Candles are another great gift for the holidays, especially if they’re a seasonal scent. I love giving a candle and either a bath bomb or a sheet mask for a spa-inspired gift.
  5. What better gift is there than the necklace you can’t stop seeing in your Instagram feed? There’s a reason everyone is loving this initial necklace, because it’s so freaking cute! Get your trendsetting friend this gift this year — just make sure she doesn’t have it already!
  6. Coffee table books are a great idea for a gift, especially if your friend is interested in something particular. I thought this astrology/cocktail book from Urban Outfitters (they have so many!) was such a fun idea, and I know Anthropologie has fun coffee table books as well.
  7. This little on-the-go palette is so great! I actually have this and am almost out of the highlighter colors. Get this for your beauty-loving friend.
  8. Bath soak is another great spa-inspired gift. Like the candle, it pairs well with a bath bomb or a sheet mask, or even some chocolate!
  9. If you’re looking for a gift for a jewelry lover, these hoops are such a pretty find! TBH, they’re on my list now!

I hope this guide was helpful and inspires you to pick the perfect, budget-friendly gift this season! Let me know in the comments what other gift guides you’d like to see!

xo,

Carey

Cyber Week Sales 2018

It might not be Black Friday yet, but Cyber Week is in full swing! I’ve pulled together some of the best deals for you before we hit the big day. This is the perfect time to pick up your holiday gifts, or grab something you’ve had your eye on for awhile. Happy shopping!

Nordstrom — Up to 60% Off

Nordstrom is hands down my favorite store to shop. I’m linking all the options that I think will sell out fast, including the Spanx faux leather leggings and my boots that you guys have seen me wear on repeat!

 

Nasty Gal — 60% Off Sitewide

Nasty Gal is the perfect place to shop for statement makers. Looking for a fun NYE dress? Or maybe a faux fur coat? This is the place. I’m really loving that forest green fur coat!

 

Express — 50% Off + Free Shipping

 

 

American Eagle — 40% Off + Free Shipping

The perfect place to shop for wardrobe basics. I feel like my jean collection isn’t too big so I just picked up a pair during this sale!

 

Urban Outfitters — BOGO 50% Sitewide

UO always has the cutest items for you and your home. Plus, it’s the perfect place to look for gifts for friends — secret Santa, anyone?

 

Ann Taylor — 40% Off + Free Shipping

Looking to update your work wardrobe? Well, now is the time! And, if you have a holiday work party coming up, this is a great place to pick out a dress or jumpsuit. Just make sure to use the code SHOPEARLY at checkout.

 

Levi’s — 40% Off + Free Shipping

Have you had your eye on a pair of Levi’s for awhile? I know I have! Now is the time to stock up on your favorite styles. Use code INDIGO at checkout!

 

Missguided — 50% Off Sitewide

I feel like Missguided is the anything goes online store. From cute going out clothes, to trendy day time pieces, even to PJ sets, they have it all. Plus, I’m really loving their “ugly” Christmas sweaters! Use code USEME at checkout!

 

Kendra Scott — 25% Off $100+, 30% Off $200+

Kendra Scott is probably my favorite jewelry brand, and you can easily spend $100 here. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up Christmas gifts! (Pick up something for yourself while you’re at it!)

 

J. Crew — 40% Off Sitewide

Looking for high-end, classic pieces you’ll wear for years to come? J. Crew is the place to shop. Definitely check out their coats during this sale and use the code TOGETHER.

 

Madewell — 25% Off Sitewide

Madewell is one of my favorite stores, but I can’t always justify the price. Make sure to pick up one of their sweaters (a personal fave of mine) with code DEALWITHIT at checkout!

xo,

Carey

Gift Guide // Secret Santa

Gift Guide // Secret Santa

With only 12 more days until Christmas, you may have a secret santa party coming up. Every year my friends and I do this, with a price limit of $20. This can sometimes be challenging when you want to get your friend the perfect gift. But don’t worry! This year I picked out 9 different gift ideas that you can purchase ASAP!

  1. Earrings. Jewelry is always an easy way to stay in the price limit, but get your friend something she would actually want. This pair is the perfect mix of unique, but still classy—something that would work with a variety of styles.
  2. Perfume. Mini perfume sets are perfect for a giving a gift that feels more luxe, but doesn’t go over your limit.
  3. Socks. A fun pair of socks (or two) is always a good idea! Just make sure to add a little something with it (hint: something sweet would be perfect).
  4. Makeup bag. This makeup bag is just adorable! It’s perfect for your friend who is obsessed with makeup, or just anyone who needs a new bag (I definitely fall into that category).
  5. Mug. Is it just me, or can you just never have enough mugs? I personally love to receive fun/adorable mugs. This cat mug is just too cute to pass up and perfect for any of your friends who are crazy cat ladies.
  6. Pinch kit. I received a pinch kit for Christmas one year, and it’s such a fun gift. I love this one too because it’s glittery and has a cute pink pom pom!
  7. Candle. For your friend whose a “homebody” as my mom would say, a candle is the perfect gift. This one comes in 7 different scents, but I’m obsessed with the oatmeal cookie one!
  8. Stud set. If your friend doesn’t like dangly earrings, why not try a few sets of studs? These are glamorous without being over the top, and the little jar they come in makes them 10x cuter.
  9. Lipstick set. For the lipstick addict, this Stila trio is a must! Three new colors for her to try all within the price limit? It doesn’t get better than that. Plus these colors would be perfect to debut on NYE!

I hope this guide was helpful! Let me know if you want to see any more last minute guides as we count our way down to the holidays!

xo,

Carey

Gift Guide // For Your Besties

Gift Guide // For Your Besties

Let me start out by saying Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great time today stuffing their faces and spending time with friends and family. Unfortunately, since I’m in London I won’t be celebrating this year 🙁 (although I might buy myself some stuffing haha)!

I also want to apologize for not posting yesterday, it’s been a busy few days, so this post got pushed back. Anyway, I’m starting the first of my holiday gift guides with what to buy for your girlfriends. Bonus — everything is under $50! Keep reading to find out what you need to purchase ASAP!

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick. This is for your friend who is a makeup junkie. Chances are she probably already has a YSL lipstick, but this is a gorgeous special holiday edition! There are 5 shades to choose from, and I’m loving all of them!
  2. BaubleBar Earrings. Is it just me, or does BaubleBar just have the absolute cutest earrings? These rose gold danglies are perfect to give your friend right before your upcoming NYE parties.
  3. Recover iPhone Case. Give your techie friend this adorable pink marble iPhone case. Best part? It’s only $20!
  4. S’well Water Bottle. It’s not secret that S’well water bottles are amazing, but this season mix up the standard color choices and go for this glitzy version in calacutta gold.
  5. Cats and Plants Book. Who doesn’t want a quirky coffee table book as a gift? This is the kind of item that everyone wants to buy, but never would. It’s filled with adorable pictures and looks stylish in your living room.
  6. Lavender Agate Ring. This glamorous ring will be the perfect gift for your fashion forward friends. It’s definitely a statement piece, but just subtle enough to wear again and again.
  7. Steve Madden Fuzzy Slippers. Do you have a friend that prefers a cozy night in over going out? Then these slippers are a must. Faux fur + blush pink = the ultimate combination.
  8. Gold Accent Mug. Last but not least, the gift for your coffee addict friend. She may already own a million and one mugs, but I guarantee none are as stylish as this one.

When it comes to holiday shopping for your best friends, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks! This is the first of my gift guide series, so let me know who you want to see a guide for next!

xo,

Carey