I partnered with Ellie Active Wear a couple of months ago and I seriously fell in LOVE. Their beautiful rose gold & metallic subscription box is full of amazing goodies that are shipped directly to your door each month (you choose from either 3 pieces or 5 pieces). You get three pieces of clothing, or you get three pieces of clothing AND two accessories (like a shawl or jump rope). Honestly, the quality of all of the clothing that they have sent thus far has been really good. And comfortable! Who doesn’t need more workout gear, right? I mean, I sometimes just use mine as loungewear, but hey… who cares.
Another thing I love about the brand is that each month, the box has a different theme. They have a card included in each box that tells you what their vision was- the vibe, the feeling, etc. For December, the theme is “Movement”. What gets you up in the morning, what gets you moving and feeling good. I think it’s such an awesome concept to incorporate!
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We recently spent a weekend in Palm Springs for a friend’s wedding, and it was THE BEST! There is something about Palm Springs I really, really love. Rob and I have spent a lot of time in the desert and we talk all the time about wishing we could live there. Ahhhhh, maybe someday. It’s fun to dream, right? Also, weddings are SO fun and the one we went to was incredible and so sweet. We left that weekend with full hearts and slight hangovers…
Anyways, while we were there, I shot this look with Justin (my friend and photographer) and have been so excited to share it with you! I loved how these photos turned out. The mountains in Palm Springs make for a beautiful backdrop. I bought this dress from Nasty Gal on Black Friday (for 50% OFF, yay!) and it’s so easy.
I actually can’t believe that holiday party time is back again… I mean, how has it been a year since the LAST time we did this? BUT on the bright side, I’m really excited about all of the holiday treats, drinks and presents! Holiday parties are the perfect excuse to dress up and get fancy (or go the other direction completely and wear an ugly sweater…both are great). This year, I’m opting to be EXTRA at my holiday parties. I don’t want to wear the same red or black dress I’ve had in my closet for years. This season has so many cute trends going on that it’s pretty much impossible to not want to buy something new and amazing, right?
I found this velvet jumpsuit at Express and instantly fell in love. I mean, LOOK at it! Isn’t it a dream?? I think I was actually drooling when I picked it up and brought it to the dressing room. Simple, but also completely over the top, in my opinion, on top of being something I normally wouldn’t wear. But when else can you pull off a velvet jumpsuit with a super low v-neck? Just casually wear it to the office or to get groceries? Umm, no. Please don’t. But Christmas parties? ABSOLUTELY!
My style is seriously all over the place… it changes every single day, with my mood, you name it. My closet is full of a million different personalities (like everyone, duh…). Some days I’m super lady like and wearing a flowy dress and pink lipstick, and other days I want to wear the complete opposite and rock jeans and sweatshirt, not brush my hair at all or wear ANY makeup. It’s a life of extremes… ha!
I’ve never been able to answer the question “how would you describe your style?”. It’s SO hard! I asked my friends over on Instagram how they would answer that question, and honestly some of the answers were really good. I was impressed! I wouldn’t call myself “boho”, I wouldn’t say I’m “trendy”… Not that you should put yourself or your style into a box or categorize it, but I think it’s interesting. Some people have a definitive STYLE that they never waiver from, and others (like me…hi!) are going a million different directions.
One thing that’s filling my closet up more and more are bold, floral dresses. I just bought another one from Nasty Gal over Black Friday and I’m dying to get it in the mail!
I found this dress I’m wearing in these photos at Express, and instantly fell in love. It’s so gorgeous! Aren’t the details on the neckline so pretty? Plus, I love the pattern and that it’s not a super girly color. Because it’s black, it feels a little more edgy and tough…
I feel like every year I struggle with what to buy the guys in my life. All of them! My boyfriend, my Dad, my brother…why are they so difficult? I mean, I try and get ahead of it each Christmas, but I always leave it until the last minute because I can’t figure out what to buy.
As women I feel like it’s easier to shop for us. Is that fair? I mean, you can get us pretty much anything and we’ll like it. But guys are so hard! Some of them wear jewelry, some don’t. Some are tech geeks, so it’s hard to buy them something new. You know what I mean…
Anyways, I’ve found over the years that it’s nice to mix it up. I’ll gift a piece of clothing that I think they’ll really like, along with something techy or kitschy that they might not buy themselves. That’s what we all want, right? Something unique that we wouldn’t just go to the mall and get any other time of the year.
If you’re like me, you’re probably trying to rack your brain for ideas for this year! And to try and help you out, I’ve pulled together some great gift ideas and all different price points! Plus, a lot of this stuff is on sale, which is obviously even better…Happy Shopping!