Holiday Gift Guide: For your Secret Santa

Hi All!

I am back with another gift guide for you! I asked you on Instagram what gift guide you really wanted to see this year. The most requested one was a gift guide for your Secret Santa! I know a lot of you do family Secret Santa’s or White Elephant in the office so I wanted to come up with some fun ideas.

I included some basics like your coffee mug (this coffee mug is the best though soo cute and so perfect to keep at your desk at work). I also included the cutest little humidifier that is in the shape of a cactus. This is another cute item for your desk. And for the men my favorite gift of all- a pair of socks that are customizable so you can literally put anything on them (pets, someones else face lol). Anyway, I linked everything below!

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[ each number above is linked to the correlating item # in the above collage}

# 1- Candle– If you haven’t smelled anthropolies candles you need to! They smell amazing and last so long I think the one I have said it has a burn time of 180 hours? This would make such a cute gift!

#2- Socks– Okay these socks are SO funny! You are able to customize them and put anything you want on them. This would be so funny for an office party secret Santa!

#3- Mini Speaker- This is such a cute gift for the office if you play music during the day. Also cute if you travel a lot and like to play music in your hotel room- or even for the beach in the summer!

#4- Mini Cactus Humidifier- I looove this so much. Its super inexpensive and perfect too keep in your office at work or even in your bedroom at home.

#5- Tiled Mug– Anthropologie has the cutest tile kitchen accessories! I love that you can make this personal and get someone initial on the mug. This would be cute for a future bride in the letter of their new last name!

#6- Insulated Wine Tumbler – Need I say more? I need this. We ALL need this. LOL

#7- Mouse Hand Warmer– Anyone else work in a freezing office all year round? This is the perfect gift for that person who is ALWAYS cold.

#8- Charging Hub– This is for the technology lover! It charges your phone, watch and air pods all in one station.

Holiday Gift Guide: For your Bestie

I wanted to do a fun gift guide of different gifts you can give to your girlfriends for Christmas! I always struggle when trying to get gift for friends because I always want to try to find something unique and that they don’t already have.

I found some cute things below that are both affordable and useful. Hope you guys enjoy and happy holidays! xx Tara

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Black Friday Sales!

Happy ALMOST Thanksgiving and Black Friday! I wanted to start a list of some of my favorite Retailers that are having amazing Black Friday Sales. I know sometimes its worth it to wait until Christmas is closer for the sales but over the last few years I honestly think its so worth it to shop Black Friday/Cyber Monday and for most retailers the Sales that start on Friday run through to Cyber Monday.

SO I am going to start a list of some of my Favorites for everyone! I will also be updating this as more sales are announced!

Happy Shopping!

Amazon -various flash and lightening Deals throughout the weekend will be posting these on my Instagram story throughout the weekend!

Ebay – Various Black Friday Deals (saw some David Yurman up to 40% off!) also a ton of electronics

Abercrombie & Fitch – entire website is 50% off

Loft – 50% off with code FRIYAY

Madewell– 30% off Sitewide

Sam Edelman– Extra 30% off with code SAM2019

Banana Republic– 50% off

American Eagle- 40% off plus Free Shipping!

Express– 50% off Site wide

Gap– 50% off plus and extra 10%

Bloomingdales – $25 off every $150 OR $20 gift card for every $100 that you spend

JCrew Factory Store– 60% off Sitewide

THIS entire outfit as well as the one below are both from LOFT
American Eagle Soft Sweater
Jcrew Factory Top
Sam Edelman Boots sitewide Sale

Work Week Looks from Loft

Lately, I have been LOVING everything from Loft. They have been coming out with some of the cutest on trend business casual clothing. I have never loved dressing in business clothing. It is just something that was pretty difficult for me coming out of college. During college I was used to wearing jeans and leggings all day everyday and that was within my comfort zone. Fast forward a few years and I started to have to dress for a job in a business casual setting. I never felt 100% wearing dress pants, that kind of thing.

Loft has actually made me enjoy it! Their pants fit me SO well and they incorporate on trend prints and styles into all of their clothing. They are also having a huge 40% off sale right now so its the perfect time to stock up! I linked some of my favorite looks below!

Pants wearing a size 2 | Top wearing an XS Petite | Cardigan wearing an XS | Shoes (fit true to size) | Necklace (obsessed with this!) | Shoes | Sunglasses (these are my favorite!)
Top Wearing a size XS | Pants size 2 Petite (run a little large size down for a tighter fit) | Shoes | Hat | Necklace |

Fall Shoe Guide

My favorite season is almost here! I have so many reasons why it is my favorite, first is because its the season I got married in and secondly because the weather is just so gorgeous everyday and I can start wearing my Fall shoes!

I am especially loving all of the new booties this year because of the leopard and snake print! I also have a few pairs of shoes that I have had for years that I included and they are still in style. One of my favorite shoe brands is Marc Fisher and their shoes never disappoint. I have purchased everything from booties, boots flats, and summer sandals and wedges from them and they are always the most comfortable shoes!

Links starting from TOP LEFT: Lucky Brand Booties; Sam Edelman White Booties; Vince Camuto Snake Print Booties; Marc Fisher Black Booties; LOWER LEFT: Steve Madden Snake Print Studded Flats; Black Open Toe Heels; Steve Madden Leopard Flats; Marc Fisher Chestnut Booties; Sam Edelman White Mules; Sam Edelman Beige Flats

Designer Dupe Sunglasses from Amazon

Find all linked Designers and Dupes below! If you click on each link it will bring you to the page to purchase each item.

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I thought it was be fun to find some designer sunglass look a-likes for less! I will be completely honest with you guys I have WAY too many sunglasses! So I have had my fair share of searching for the best designer dupes. I recently purchased the Karen Walker sunglasses (they are number $4) and I do LOVE them and get a ton of use out of them, but I think if I were to find the dupe pair before I spent the money on these I may have thought twice! I linked up all the sunglasses and their designer dupe below!

#1 Saint Laurent Heart Sunglasses vs Amazon Heart Sunglasses

These are both so cute and would be perfect for the beach with a cute black bathing suit! they also come in a bunch of different colors. I bought these for all my bridesmaids last year at my bachelorette party they all wore black and wore white ones!

#2 Ray Ban Icon 53mm Sunglasses vs Gold and Black Round Sunglasses from Amazon

I have always wanted these Ray Bans! To be honestly I have a few pairs and I don’t find myself reaching for these much so I prefer the dupe!

#3 Gucci Oversized Square Sunglasses Vs. Amazon Oversized Square Sunglasses

I have the dupes of these and I wear them SO much. The quality isn’t great but they are super comfortable to wear!

#4 Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses vs. Oversized Round Sunglasses

These are both such great options! I love the oversized round look of these!