Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What gifts to buy for those who are hard to please

We all have that one friend or maybe even family member that is hard to shop for during Christmas. I know I have some horror stories to share about some of them ! Some were so bad I felt like giving them some coal for Christmas or scream Bah Humbug you Scrooge!lol
  Rather they were hard to please or already seem to have anything here are some gifts that can be sure to please! They will be thanking you for these gifts.

Glitz and Glam Gift Guide 

Glitz and Glam Gift Guide

These are for those who are very stylish and will accept nothing less for a gift!

Glitz and Glam Gifts

Godiva Nut and Caramel Assortment- 19-Piece • Godiva • $38 (My mom's brother love Godiva chocolates and think this is probably the only chocolate he will eat!)
Faux Fur Bomber Jacket • $58 (For that stylish friend that always looks good!)
Mobile Lens Kit • $26 (For someone that loves to take selfies and I mean those perfect ones!)
iPhone 6 And 6s Polka Dot Metallic Case • $7 (For the person that even dresses up their cellphone)
Velvet and Pearl Chain Cross Body Bag • $38 (For the woman with all of those)
Gold-Tone Crystal Drop Earrings • $45.56 (Who would say no to Kate Spade Earrings!)
Drape Brrrr Sequin Beanie - Black • $35 (A very stylish beanie that even the fussiest person would love)
Happy Plugs Earbud Headphones • $29 (For the trendy music lover)
Songbird Radio • $45

Buy Unique Gifts 

Unique Gifts

If you have someone on your list that likes to have a gift that is not typical think outside of the box. Either get something they probably won't even think about getting themselves or did not even now that item exists! Then they will be surprised in a good way!

8 Oak Lane Pretzel Bottle Opener • $15 (A cute bottle opener for an hostess gift)

Superstorage Lapdesk 2.0, Sherpa • $59.99 (Perfect chic place to store office supplies for your teen Ps. It can be personalized with their name!)
Sea-son to Snuggle USB Foot Warmers • $39.99 (Excellent gift for a college student)
Of Mythical Prop-ortions Phone Stand • $14.99 (Great for those who love mystical creatures!)
Bluetooth Beaded Fur Headphones, Gold • $79 ( I did not even know headphones can be so stylish)

Nostalgic Gift Guide  

Nostalgic Gift Guide

Nostalgic Gift Guide  

I think even for the most hard shopping cases if you give them something that brings back fond memories they will be sure to love it!

Here are some gifts that bring back some of happy memories!

Pressman The Oregon Trail Card Game • $12.99 (I remember playing this game as child in elementary school)
Hasbro Scrabble Nostalgia Tin Board Game by Hasbro • Hasbro • $34.99 (As kid I remember my family playing this game all night!)
Carol Burnett Lost Episodes ( One of the funniest comedy shows)
Handheld Pac-Man Arcade Game • Urban Outfitters • $25.95 (I remember playing this game at a local arcade store for hours)
Road to Avonlea:The Complete Six Season (A lot who read Anne of Green Gables loved this series too!)
Clue Games ( Clue is one of the best board games)
Anne of Green Gables (One of best series which rarely comes on tv so this is perfect treat)
Sega® Genesis® Classic Game Console • $39.99

And if all else fails make them something or buy them a gift card! 

Just keep in mind it is better to give than to receive! 

How do you deal with those who are hard to shop for?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day to Night Christmas Looks

Holiday Sweater Day to Night

Holiday Sweater 

Time to pull out your favorite holiday sweater and wear for a nice day out shopping and at night for a fun party with friends!

Day Look 

Faux-Suede A-Line Skirt • $38
Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (Special Purchase) • $19.98
Binnie Almond Toe Booties • $69.99

Night Look 

Velvet pleat midi skirt • $100
Glitter Structured Clutch $39

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I have not really been interacting with anyone for the past few weeks because of being busy. I also have been under the weather for the past few days so I will not be posting any pictures of my outfit today. I would like to apologize for not being as engaging for the past few weeks but I still have a lot of work to do since our home was effected by the flood in October. So please be patient with me! Now enough with my problems already and let's talk about something fun,  holiday fashion!

What I love most about the holidays is the fact it is the one season where we get to experiment with not only casual looks but glam looks as well. It is probably one of the few seasons were most of our looks have to do double duty going from day activities to night! So I took a few Christmas staple fashion and transitioned the piece from day to night. Let me know which look you like the best!

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A plaid shirt is a common staple for Christmas and makes a perfect transition look from day to night.

For day time try your favorite pair of boots and your fave skirt or slacks to create a casual look.

Plaid Shirt
Day Look 

Black Pleated Skirt $39.99
Black Satchel $41.93
Chelsea Boots $34.99 (similar)

But at night wear your favorite statement skirt! 

Metallic Faux Leather Crossbody • $15.90
Mary Jane Heels $29.97

Black Turtleneck: Day to Night

A black turtleneck can easily be dressed up or down! To keep it festive wear it with a cute plaid skirt or a red pleated skirt.

Don't forget your metallic accessories for your night look!

Black Turtleneck

Day Look 

Night Look

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Friday, December 2, 2016

My Fave Christmas Movies

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One of my favorite things to do in the month of December and sometimes earlier is to watch Christmas Movies. Like most people I love the classic movies especially ones that don't get as much attention as they deserve. I mean there are a lot of Christmas movies out there but only a few get mentioned and sometimes shown each year. So here are just a few movies that I love watching for Christmas.

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Christmas in Connecticut : 

This movie is about a woman who is supposed home  guru (think of Martha Stewart) but can't even boil water. Which gets her in a jam because now she has to fake being this self proclaimed  lifestyle wonder woman for a soldier and her boss. It is a sticky situation which would probably never happen in real life but it is still a warm heart comedy that you can watch with your family.

Holiday Affair

Holiday Affair 

A single mom finds herself with two leading men! One is her stick in the mud boyfriend the other is a fascinating stranger. And of course all while dealing with her young son who  is not making the situation easier! It is also a family film and not so swappy compared to most holiday films.

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Tenth Avenue Angel

If you are not the one for tears and sentimentality than this film is not for you! It is about a young girl who parents are poor and struggling but don't tell her all of their troubles.  Which causes the girl to get in trouble for believing the wild things they tell her.

A lawyer takes in a pick pocket for the holidays! I love this film because it mixes drama with comedy. I also know that Barbara Stanwyck was a great actress especially when she played an criminal! lol

I think if you were a little girl growing up in the 90s you are probably familiar with this very wise little girl! She and her  guardian  are homeless and met a beautiful wealthy woman.They end up changing her life just as much as she changed theirs.  This is necessarily a Christmas movie but it is set around the holidays.

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Shirley Temple Heidi

I just finished watching this movie and I felt it would be perfect for Christmas. I mean  you have snow, horse drawn carriages, and family fun. But there is also drama in this film especially when Heidi is separated from her grandfather.

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A Christmas Carol

 I think this is my favorite version of the film because the actor really embodied the coldness and greediness of Scrooge. This movie however is not the same as the Dickens novel because it leaves some of the more harsh parts of the film out. But it is still a great portrayal!

So what are you favorite Christmas movies?

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