One of my favorite holiday traditions is being part of Secret Santa gift exchanges! This year, I’ve even joined a few exchanges with other bloggers – some that I’m very close with and some that I’ve never even met! Of course, it can be super easy buying gifts for close friends, but what about those that you might not know so well? To help you get gifting, I’m sharing 5 Secret Santa buying tips that I always follow in today’s post. Plus, I’m opening up my own Secret Santa packages containing goodies from New York and Company!
New York and Company was so excited to spread the holiday spirit, that they hosted a Secret Santa exchange with a group of their favorite bloggers. We were all given a person to shop for, and we used each other’s blogs and social media accounts for clues on what to gift one another. Click through to see what my Secret Santa picked out for me and how I’m wearing the pieces she chose!
Plus, see all 5 Secret Santa Buying Tips in today’s full post!
A week ago, there was a little sneak peek into my cloffice (closet + office) progress over on Instagram – see it here. And although there won’t be a full room reveal until the space is 100% finished, I wanted to share one of the projects that I’m working on with Framebridge! We are creating shopping bag wall art using some of my favorite designer dust cloths and shopping bags. I mean, what could be more perfect for a girl’s closet, right?
The first step for my wall was gathering the shopping bags, and then, I narrowed it down to the ones that are the best size and color scheme. Here’s a peek at which ones are the right size for my wall and complement each other when grouped.
Framebridge offers the option to send in your own items, so you can curate your own gallery wall without the headache of finding the right frames! Best of all? Frame, printing, mat, and shipping are ALL under $159 (the price for an extra large frame). Have something to frame for your house? OR maybe you have something that would make a special gift idea?
The Framebridge send-in deadline for Christmas is next December 4th!
See more of my picks for my Shopping Bag Wall Art in today’s full post!
On the search for that perfect holiday dress? I’m sharing two classic and glamorous holiday party outfit ideas in today’s post with what else – lace and sequins! You really can’t go wrong with either one, and both can be just as fun to wear. With theParker Nadia LBD in today’s post, lace gets an update with peek-a-boo mesh and flirty ruffles. Sparkle a little more your thing? Try this fun sequin pencil skirt from T + J Designs with an oversized knit sweater!
The best part about both of these outfit ideas? You can keep the details to a minimum withclassic ankle strap heels and single statement bracelet. Top it off with a bold red lip, and try sleek waves for an effortless holiday party look!
See more of these holiday party outfit ideas in today’s full post!
Tomorrow is the last day of this AMAZING weekend of sales (seriously, they have been SO good)! To help you shop, I’m recapping all of my recent IG posts and calling out everything that is now on sale in case you’ve been eyeing anything the past week. Let me know if you have any questions regarding fit, but I’ve also mentioned any fit suggestions as well. Happy Shopping you guys!!