The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it seems like no gifts can ever really tell the mother figure in your life how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you over the years.  While Mother’s Day is so much more than just gift-giving, it’s a way to show gratitude and appreciation for someone who has taught us how to love selflessly through their own actions.  Check out the guide below for some unique and thoughtful gifts to give to the mother figure in your life.

 

Mother's day gift guide!

 

And if none of those spike your interest, check out these other top picks below:
Jo Malone 'Lime Basil & Mandarin' Diffuser, $103

Jo Malone ‘Lime Basil & Mandarin’ Diffuser, $103

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, $55

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, $55

Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Large Glass Jar Candle, $39

Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Large Glass Jar Candle, $39

 

Mom Life: An Adult Coloring Book

#Mom Life: An Adult Coloring Book, $11.69

 

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum Spray for Women

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum Spray for Women, $117

 

Kate Spade New York: all in good taste, $17.80

Kate Spade New York: all in good taste, $17.80

 

 

 

Bric's Luggage, $384

Bric’s Luggage, $384

 

SMEG 50's Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Pink, $149

SMEG 50’s Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Pink, $149

 

What are your favorite picks for Mother’s Day?

xxo

8 Essential Style Tips Petite Girls Need to Know

As anyone who is deviates from the “average” range in apparel knows, it’s difficult to find things that will fit perfectly.  Being 5″2, I’ve struggled with finding things that actually fit right without having to enlist the help of a tailor for each item purchased.  Jeans, skirts, and sleeves are too long or too short…a maxi skirt will never fit you if you’re under 5″5…and seriously, what is up with “Petite” or “Short” jeans?  At 5″2, they have always looked like capris on me, making me wonder how short are the people they were created for?

Here are 8 shopping tips for my fellow shorty’s.  Or shawty’s.  Or, as my auto-correct would like to believe,  shanty’s (although I have no clue as to what shanty’s are).

petite shopping tips

Now that you know what to look for when shopping, here are my top picks of where to shop for petite clothing that fits perfectly:

Moderately-Priced Brands:

Express, J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Ann Taylor LOFT.

Contemporary/Bridge:

Theory, BCBG, J. Brand (I actually love their petite-sized denim!).

Do you have any petite styling tips or favorite shops to add to this list?  Share in the comments below!

xo

What’s What: The Top Trending 5 This Week

What’s Trending this Week:

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This week marks the second week of December, which means the Christmas Hustle is on.  Check out this ultimate holiday gift guide here for last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.

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A random stranger caught the perfect engagement moment on camera…and by the grace of social media, the couple was able to track down the photographer and the darling photo.  Read more about this wonderful coincidence here.  Then, check out Harper’s Bazaar’s top 100 engagement rings inspiration here.

3.

pantone color of the year 2016

Pantone officially declared two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity.  Rose Quartz is a dusty rose hue, while Serenity is a soft, purplish blue, which represent the blending and blurring of gender lines.  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains, “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design.  This, [with] societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information.

4.

Scientists have finally discovered the secret to Rapunzel-esque locks: Mushrooms.  Read more about the how and why here.

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Pirelli's 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli’s 2016 calendar includes (from left) Amy Schumer, Yao Chen, and Serena Williams

Pirelli is changing things up for their annual calendar.  For their 2016 edition, they traded out their pages of sexy, provocative stars with influential and powerful women that includes businesswomen, athletes, and other world thinkers alike.  The cast includes Fran Lebowitz, Yoko Ono, and Tavi Gevinson, to name a few.  Check out the other photos and inspiration behind it here.

I hope you all have an amazing week!

xo

Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Every year, I start out with the best of intentions for gift-giving.  I tell myself, This year, you are going to get everyone gifts right away, and be done with all the hustle and bustle. Every year, I fail at this miserably.

If you’re like me and the rest of the 99% of the population, take a look at this customized holiday gift guide for every person on your list.  They will appreciate all of the thought you put into it, and I won’t tell.

Enjoy!

For the Foodie/Chef:

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

For the Luxury Lover:

The La Mer Candle, $80

The La Mer Candle, $80

For the Athlete:

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

 

For the Fancy Pants with Taste Too Expensive To Buy Anything She’d Really Want/Lover of All Things Pink:

Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

Charbonnel Et Walker
Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

For the Techie/Music Lover:

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

 

For the Creative Thinker/DIYer:

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

 

For the Beauty Junkie:

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

For the Yogi:

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

 

For the Jet-Setter/Adventurer/Student:

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Backpacks are in.  Promise.

For the Frequent Flyer/Gym Aficionado:

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

 

For the Pet Lover/a.k.a. Everyone Else on Your List:

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

xo