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My Favorite Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

If you are invited to any holiday party or festivities it is polite and thoughtful to bring a gift for your host. Think about it for a minute ... they have taken the time to make sure you have an enjoyable time in their home while providing you with a relaxing atmosphere, food, and drinks. After you leave their hosting duties are still not over as they wrap up leftovers and clean up their home. After all of that the least we can do is present them with a little treat for all of their efforts. Most people tend to stick with classic hosting gifts such as candles, a bottle of wine/liquor, or flowers. Those type of gifts are nice and are classics for a reason (they work for all personality types) but receiving the same kind of gift one too many times can leave the receiver feeling underwhelmed. There is a famous saying " well its the thought that counts" but that is not always true. I think mindfulness matters more than a thought. You should not only bring a gift but tailor it …

Holiday Gift Guide: The Men's Edition

Today I'm back with a new gift guide for men to help you with your holiday shopping. Most men I know totally hate the gifts they receive because they feel like we do not give it much thought when purchasing for them. One of my friends is so over the holiday season because he thinks he is going to get another robe, tie, or pajama set, which he has too many of already. The gift that really pisses him off the most is the tie because he has never worn a suit. He is more of a casual guy so the gift makes no sense but he claims women only care about thoughtful gifts if it is for them and do not show the same thoughtfulness towards the men in their life. I laughed when he was relaying this sentiment but when I thought about it further I really couldn't disagree. I do think women have more of an advantage in this area. Maybe it is because we have more options, or maybe we are better at communicating what we want. Who knows? Whatever the reason is I believe women do fare better in the…

Art of the Day - Nice and the Fox

" Juliana " by Nice and the Fox. Acrylic on Canvas. To view more or to purchase visit

My Favorite Embellished Minidresses

Tis the season for shimmer, sequins, and sparkly dresses. Right now I am totally obsessed with sparkly, embellished minidresses. They just seem perfect for this festive time of year. One of my favorites was from the runway collection of Ganni Benson which is showcased in today's featured set. I loved the whimsical vibe of the dress that featured playful heart details. It was just so cute that I had to style a look around it.

GANNI Benson Embellished Minidress by latoyacl featuring Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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Ganni Benson Embellished Minidress (Buy Here)
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Waterproof Mascara (Buy Here)
Kiko Cosmetics Holographic Nail Laquer (Buy Here)
LAQA & Co Olive Rose Avocado Butter Lipstick (Buy Here)
Diane Von Furstenberg Circle Wristlet (Buy Here)
Gianvito Rossi Opera Twirl Effect Sandals (Buy Here)

Below are a few more of my favorite embellished dresses for the season! 

Holiday Gift Guide: The Beauty Edition

The holiday season is upon us and we have a little less than a month to finish up all of our holiday shopping. If you haven't finished getting all of your gifts for your loved ones I will be presenting holiday gift ideas over the next few weeks to make the task easier. Today's gift guide is for the beauty and makeup lover in your life. I have included all kinds of goodies that will put a huge smile on your beauty guru's face.

Featured Products In Set:

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Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Bronze Glow (Buy Here) Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme (Buy Here) Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu Eau de Parfum (Buy Here) Gamiss Red 6 Piece Two-Tone Makeup Brush Set (Buy Here) Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Polish (Buy Here) I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter (Buy Here) L'oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Lip (Buy Here) Bobbi Brown Long Wear Liquid Liner Carbon Black (Buy Here) Make Up For Ever Ultra HD St…

Alloy Apparel Has Some Of The Cutest Boots Of The Season

Alloy Apparel has been around for decades and I fondly remember being excited as a teenager when their catalog would arrive in the mail. I would spend hours flipping through the pages and checking off all the things I would buy. Back then they were more focused on the teen market but over the years they have expanded their offerings to accommodate adults. They also offer plus sizes and tall sizes for a majority of their items so there is something for everyone to love. One of my favorite things about Alloy is their fashionable collection of shoes each season that they offer at really affordable prices. Right now I am loving their trendy and cute boots that they are offering for the fall/winter season. Most of their boots are under $70.00 so, at those prices, you can buy a pair for you to rock or friends and family as holiday gifts.
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My Favorites From The Belstaff Fall 2017 Collection

Ever since I was a child I have had a fascination with sailors so I was not surprised when I fell head over heels for Belstaff's FW 2017 collection. I don't know what is about sailors that have always caught my eye but what I can tell you is that they have the best uniforms of any servicemen. That says a lot because I generally detest uniforms and everyone looking and dressing the same but a sailor's uniform is so natty that I can't help but like it. The color combo of navy and white, the abundance of stripes, peacoats, and the beanies just naturally rock. Belstaff has a history of celebrating men and their uniforms and designing clothing with a hint of the past but with a modern edge. This collection continues with that theme by taking inspiration from sailors and aviators. The appealing thing about this collection is that I can see men wearing their offerings with confidence and without looking like a fashion victim or if they are trying too hard. The whole collecti…