Wednesday, November 28, 2018

My Fifteen Favorites - Christmas Wish List

Happy Shopping Friends! 
We've super-sized 'My Five Favorites' this month and are sharing our Fifteen Favorites,
including some of our personal Christmas Lists! I think it's my favorite post of the year. 
My blogging pals always have the best lists, and since I have a December birthday I
always feel justified adding a few of their great ideas to mine. :) 

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

We're so excited to have Megan @ Honey We're Home as our guest host today, she's an
 absolute sweetheart, the cutest mommy to James & Jordan, a fashion & home blogger, 
and fitness guru extrordinaire! 
She has a surprise giveaway with her list you won't want to miss!

 All of my favorites are for the women on your list:  


I bought this cozy soft Beaded sweater  for casual occasions during the holidays, it's adorned
with pearls and rhinestones and is a little oversized. I like mixing my wardrobe
 (same as my decor) - distressed jeans and a dressier top. I know it will be on repeat, I just 
need to keep track of who's seen it. Haha! I'll wear it shopping, coffee with a friend, casual
 family dinner, it'd be fun for ice skating or zoo lights with a warm scarf and beanie.  

   LOVE my Block Monogram Necklace it was on my NEED Christmas list last year and
 is perfect for layering with several necklaces I have. I get a ton of compliments! 
Mine is Gold Fill - 16" - Large (1.625") - Blonde Marble   

I bought these classic Adidas Sneakers several months ago, they're super comfortable, 
and so versatile. They're fun to pair with white jeans in summer/fall and above is my
 favorite timeless, casual look for cooler fall/winter weather. The silver side stripes are
 more subtle than the bolder black stripes.  

Wearing my bright pink Boden coat makes me feel happy and stylish every time I put it on!
 I've had mine for a few years, the style is almost exactly the same as this one. It's playful
yet polished and the simple style looks equally pretty dressed up or down.  

I'm not the only one that thinks these mid-rise jersey leggings from Old Navy are awesome!
4.7 stars and over 1K reviews. Old Navy activewear wears incredibly and is crazy reasonable.
It's always good motivation to start the new year with a few new workout pieces. 


Snakeskin is on trend this year, and I love the high end look of the block heel on these
  Faux Snakeskin Booties. A little height but still comfy enough for wearing all day. 
 Sizes are going fast at $65!  

I LOVE this floral sweater and wouldn't it be great with the snakeskin boots above! 
My perfect outfit - comfy, pretty details and unique! 
I haven't ever ordered from this site before, so don't have any experience with them,
but I think this sweater is worth trying them out!  

I put this on my list in September when I read it was the hottest accessory at New York Fashion Week. Not only is the $14 Clear Bubble Umbrella the choice for fashionistas, as it goes
 with any outfit, but it's practical, more wind-resistant and slopes downward to give you more
 protection from the rain.    

I need a crossbody bag and I'm thinking this Michael Kors will fill all my needs, it has a
 boatload of great reviews and the color is perfect - not too gold or pumpkin(ish).  The
size isn't too small to fit my phone, wallet and sunglasses. 

This Sherpa Toggle Coat checks all the boxes!
Cozy and classic toggle closures make my list! I like the stand up collar,
lined, and described as getting a hug from a teddy bear! 



  I love tying these fun one-of-a-kind Anthropologie Annalise Spatulas on gifts!
The ideas are endless ~ 
a cook book, breakfast basket, new kitchen towels, homemade cookie dough, 
a plant.... 

elf Lip Lock Pencil keeps your lipstick, gloss or liner from feathering, or budging.
A friend told me about this, for $3 it's worth trying, I'm sneaking one in my stocking, 
and picking up a few to tie on my girlfriend gifts.   

Coin necklaces are still popular and here's a fun piece of costume jewelry that will give
 you the chic look but won't break the bank. It's the perfect layering piece, and would look
great with the monogram necklace above. 

I've mentioned this before, and you guys NEED to order Rapid Lash to put in your
stocking. I'd always had good lashes but they started getting shorter and after researching
I determined Rapid Lash was the best price/review combination I was looking for. 
It's $22 on Amazon - much more reasonable than $100/tube. I was completely
surprised at how long a tube lasts. I'm going to be close to 2 tubes lasting a year! I'm
diligent about using nightly because your lashes return to their previous condition when
you discontinue use.  I have noticed I go through mascara more quickly and Lash Paradise
is my favorite, but I don't like the waterproof.   

I found Buxom Plumping Lip Polish (Dolly) one day when I was at Sephora, and
asked a lady what lipstick she was wearing. It has a slight tingle when applied, that's the
plumping at work. Dolly is the best selling shade - it's described as 'sultry mauve.' 
I love using it over other lipstick shades, too. 

  Be sure to stop by and check out my pals' lists:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

My Five Favorites - Budget Friendly Lighting

Hi friends - it's time for another round of My Five Favorites, our theme this month is
Lighting. I always suggest clients change out their lighting, it's one of the easiest elements to transform the feel of your space, and create an updated look. These are tried and true,
 budget friendly favorites that I've used for my clients several times. Be sure to check out
what my blogging pals are sharing too:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

Our guest host this month is Sue @ The Zhush. I've been a long time fan of her chic,
 timeless style. She has a great eye for creating a perfect eclectic balance of traditional,
lively, and sophisticated. Don't miss her beautiful Instagram feed, too!

#1  PB Knock Off Chandelier

Lowes Eberline Chandelier is an awesome buy at $250!
If you don't want to spring for the Pottery Barn look-a-like at $1,000, it's a beautiful
 alternative, and definitely a big bang for the buck! 


#2 Battery Operated Picture Lights 

I love the classic style of a picture light and how it elevates any type of artwork or photography.
Lamps Plus has several battery operated choices that make the installation a breeze.  

Marcus Design

#3 Target Tripod Floor Lamps

A ton of great reviews for the Delavan Tripod Floor Lamp available in Black or Brass. 
This stylish casual lamp is a steal at $80! A polished style with clean lines, it works 
in any room and the cord runs inside the leg, so no unsightly cord hanging down.   

#4  Modern Acrylic Floor Lamp

CB2 opened in Denver a couple months ago, and this Column Acrylic Floor Lamp
is my favorite piece in the store!
It is stunning, and the perfect addition to achieve an eclectic mix with more traditional
furnishings. I'm thinking it might need to be on my Christmas list! :)  

 #5  Thrifted Vintage Brass Lamps

I see vintage brass lamps at thrift stores all the time! 
These brass lamps are posted on Denver Craigslist for $65 for the pair.
Wouldn't they be beautiful with black shades?  

Here are a pair I found a few years ago, adding the black shades made a big impact,
 and they're so versatile, I move them all over our home. 

Don't miss these friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

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