Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I am so thankful, lucky and happy with this year and all the great things that have occurred. I am the luckiest wife, mom and girl. Thank you for being a part of it!


floral print

This RED Valentino floral print dress has been on the top of my wish list for quite some time. While I can think of no worse time to invest in a dress, if I was, this dress would be it. I always lean towards a dress with sleeves and this find would be great with tights in the colder months and with bare legs and my rockstuds in the spring. I hope Santa is listening! { PS ~ it has a matching jacket!}


gift guide: what I want

gift guide: what I want

I much prefer giving gifts than to receiving them. I look forward to the hunt, the sale searching, the wrapping and the anticipation of seeing the receiver not only like it, but use it or wear the gift. In all my "research" for gift guides, I couldn't help but fall in love with some things that I came across that I wouldn't mind being under the tree for me!

Faux leather wrap skirt - to feel chic on my sleepy mommy days

Stila all over shimmer in Kitten - to help me look awake

Celine Sunglasses...or these Prada ones - like I need a new pair of sunglasses

Chloe Marcie Crossbody bag - hands free for easy walks and errands with baby

Leoffler Randall Scalloped Loafers - I'm apparently having a scalloped moment

Opal Wreath Necklace - to create and instant outfit

Reversible Poncho - to stay cozy

Mansur Gavriel blush bucket bag - I'm also having a blush bag moment

Initial Necklace - to include the new arrivals initials {and the Mister and dog...}

Blush plaid sweater - cozy, on sale and in the perfect color

black scalloped kitten heels - for date night, paired perfectly with the faux leather pants I have been wanting to wear!


gift guide: stocking stuffers under $25

stocking stuffers under $25

Great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list and all under $25! Thoughtful for the giftee and great on your budget!

Dryer Fluffers $10 - for any stocking stuffer

Travel Mask $17 - for the traveler

Braids, Buns and Twists Book $19 -for the teenager or hair fashionista

Needlepoint Crockies $23 - for any man or patriot

Reusable Shopping Bag $9 - great for the green giftee

Coffee Mug $18 - for the coffee inclined 

Drybar Rollers $10 - to keep her holiday hair looking fab well into the New Year

Citrus Zinger Water Bottle $18 - for the water guzzler 

Flash Tatoos $13 - for your niece or as a fun party gift

Bathroom Dish $15 - super cute filed with cotton balls

Puffer Vest $25 - for the outdoor runner, for the camper, or fashionista

Notebook $14 - for any lady's desk, complete with the mantra "she is quick and curious and playful and strong"

Buffalo Heart Key Fob $18 - for any lady on your list: niece, blogger buddy, aunt

iPhone Speaker $15 - to help keep the Christmas carols going


small but thoughtful: gifts $50 and under

small but thoughtful: gifts $50 and under

These gifts may be small, but are still thoughtful and all are under $50!

Gold Zebra Dish $32 - for the animal lover

Reindeer Earrings $13 - for the glitteratti 

Newborn Gift Set $50 -  for the newest arrival to the family

Silver Engraved Bookmark $45 -  for the bookworm

iPhone Speaker $15 - for the party animal or music obsessed

'Do What Matters' Print $20 - for the new office

Champagne Tote $28 - for any hostess, or anybody! 

Linen Monogrammed Coasters $35 - for anyone hard to shop for

Rhinestone Earrings $38 - for any teenager or lady on your list

Monogrammed Sunglasses $48 -  for the monogrammed obsessed

Sports Hat $30 - for the sports nut


NYE outfit + piperlime sale

NYE outfit + piperlime sale

NYE: Champagne Tee // Long Blazer // Sequin Midi Skirt // Gold Strappy Heels // Rhinestone Earrings

January 1st : Fedora // Blush Cocoon Sweater // Gold Watch // I Am Not A Morning Person Tee // Leggings // Converse

While I have been enjoying this precious time with my little bundle of joy, I can't help but love all the holiday sales! Today Piperlime is having 25% off everything with code shop25 and I couldn't help but be inspired to put together my dream New Year's eve outfit as well as a cozy outfit for lounging around on January 1. (been obsessed with that midi sequin skirt, and have ordered that blush cocoon sweater for cozy mommy days at home). Plus everything is under $100 before this great markdown. Shop away!


chambray on denim

I love the look of chambray and denim, so I just had to repost this outfit. So effortless, yet pulled together. Shop similar finds below. 


nude and white

nude outfits, budget and lust worthy

LEFT: Cashmere Infinity Scarf // Fluffy Sweater // Givenchy Antigoa Satchel // Salvatore Ferragamo Scotty Loafer

RIGHT: Infinity Scarf // Cable knit Sweater // Oversized Biege Coat // Mary Janes 

white denim

As seen in recent posts and Pinterest, I am loving white denim for winter. After pinning {twice!} the above photo, I found myself shopping trying to recreate it. While it would be fun to have no budget {on seen with the selections on the left, above}, the selections on the right above are all under $100!


gift guide: under $30

gift guide: under $30

stock up on these stocking stuffers for everyone on your list for under $30!

Striped Turtleneck Tee {$15} - at that price, mix and match colors!

Happy Plugs Earphones {$30} -for the workout buff, to pump iron with music in style

Shaver Kit {$25} - for any gentleman

Reindeer Bottle Opener {$12} - for anyone!

Zebra Cocktail Napkins {$14} - to make the guest bath festive

Skull Tie {$15} - for any dapper dude on your list, naughty or nice!

Pearl Double Stud Earrings {$28} - just like the Dior ones, at a fraction of the price! or here for $20!

Dogs In Cars Book {$20} - for the dog/animal obsessed

Champagne Tote {$28} - for any party animal or hostess

Personalized Notepad {$28} - to keep lists neat and notes nice

Gold Star Headband {$28} - for any festive gal



Last year, about this time, I stumbled upon a photo of Venice, Italy in winter and quickly planned a tentative trip with the Mister. While I have been lucky enough to live in Italy as well as visit the mystical city many times, my husband and I thought it would be a fun time of year to plan a trip. With minimal tourists and a different perspective covered in snow, Venice in winter is still high on my wish list.

photos courtesy of Pinterest found here


gift guide : small but glitzy gifts, all under $100

gift guide : gold

keep things festive with this gift guide of small but glitzy gifts, all under $100!

if I had my ears pierced, I would get this STAT for myself! love that you can mix and match!

Gold Watch {$95}


gift guide: monogrammed madness

gift guide: monogrammed madness

Nothing is more personal and immediately gives a gift extra pizazz than a monogram. Shop my favorite monogram gifts below {complete with must order by dates to get them under the tree by Christmas!}

Monogrammed Weekend Bag $110- order by 12/12
Truly to anyone on your list: mom, dad, uncle, roommate, colleague or a loved one with an upcoming trip

Monogrammed Notepad $22- order by 11/30

Linen Garment Bag $99 - order by 12/20

Monogrammed Throw $78 - order by 12/10

Monogrammed Throw Pillow $78 - order by 11/30

Monogrammed iPhone Cover $50 - order by 12/12

Initial Key Fob $38 - order by 12/15

Lucite Initial $68 - order by 12/15

Initial Stationary $25 - order by 12/15

Monogrammed Costmetic Case $28 - order by 12/20

Monogrammed Coasters $48 - order by 12/10
One of my besties gave me these in navy for my birthday and I am obsessed! They will be great for all visitors for the baby.

Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins $59 - order by 12/20
I gave these as hostess gifts for my baby showers and I have ordered them for many hostess gifts for holiday parties and stocking stuffers for those that are hard to shop for.

Lucite Monogrammed Tray $28 - order by 11/30

Photo found here



I love these looks: cozy yet chic, exactly what I am craving right now. While this look can easily be recreated with any oversized sweater already in your closet, I am obsessed with this one and the price could not be beat {$41!}. Shop other oversized gray sweaters below, all below $100. 

photos via Pinterst found here , here and here
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