Do you ever feel super lazy during Winter break? I mean it's the first time since our stressful finals that we can actually relax and if you're anything like me, you'll take full advantage of it! Anyway, for fashion-frenzied girls who want to stay trendy during this chilly season but don't want to put in all the effort of figuring out an entire ensemble...I have just the trick!
Statement necklaces literally transform any basic outfit to a show-stopping look. Take your look from blah to WOW just by putting on an eye-catching glitz or an edgy piece of jewelry. These beautiful necklaces instantly make it look like you put way more time and consideration into your outfit than your really did. Isn't that a lazy girl's dream? The best part of all is that you stay super comfy by simply wearing a chunky sweater, leggings, and boots by just adding a bold necklace. Your look is now suddenly fashion-forward and dressy! Have a glance at the pieces below for some inspiration for your holiday parties and get togethers this lovely season!
Urban Outfitters, $88
Bauble Bar, $44
Make sure to check out your local boutiques! They always have amazing statement necklaces that are super unique and are sure to complete any look.
The holidays are finally here! I believe that we can all agree that gift giving is a fun, yet stressful task. Giving gifts causes a lot of uncertainty, second guessing, and sleuthing to figure out exactly what the person who will be receiving your gift actually wants. Have no fear though! I'm here to make this holiday season a bit easier by lining up some gifts that I'm sure will succeed in any scenario. This post is focused toward helping out those with significant others. However, these gifts can double for brothers, sisters, and friends alike!
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Gifts for Guys
Patagonia Lightweight Merino Socks- I recently bought these socks for a friend on his birthday, and let's just say he didn't take them off for three days, except to take showers. I even tried them on myself, and I couldn't blame him! This gift would probably be the first time your guy didn't dread getting socks for Christmas, like he has for the past two decades.
ALDO Redolfo Boots- I compliment every guy I see with shoes similar to these. Dress 'em up or dress 'em down, these shoes are perfect for all occasions during any season! Get them while they're on sale!!!
GoPro HERO4- Whether he's hitting the slopes or staying home with you this holiday, turn his memories into high definition with this little gadget! Compact, portable, and idiot-proof, the GoPro is the go-to gift for anyone.
Herschel Little America Backpack- I personally own this backpack... However, guys do tend to travel light. With a laptop compartment on the inside and a spacious pocket on the outside, your guy will have enough room for everything he needs! Help him travel easier (and trendier) with Herschel's Little America.
Beer Making Kit- College guys are all about affordable beer. This, however, usually causes them to sacrifice quality. Getting him the Brew Shop's Beer Making Kit will leave him with a delicious and quality drink. Not to mention something to be proud of when he gets to make it all on his own!
Gifts for Gals
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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera- Give the iPhones a break, and take (instantly gratifying) selfies on Fujifilm's Instax Mini Camera! Help your lady capture all her holiday memories in a unique style.
Woolrich Felt Mill Slippers- I can speak on behalf of ladies everywhere: If you're not going to rub our feet, then at least keep them warm. If you help her stay toasty this winter with these Woolrich slippers, chances are you won't have to give as many foot rubs, because she won't want to take them off. Everybody wins!
MAC Viva Glam I- Some say that every girl needs a little black dress, but I say that every girl needs the perfect red lipstick, above all things! As an owner of many lipsticks, this MAC red is my absolute favorite shade. A deep red with a matte finish, Viva Glam I will have your girl smiling from ear to ear this holiday season.
Converse All-Star High Tops- (pictured in Cactus.) A second necessity, behind red lip stick, is a pair of Converse! Whether your girl is in the mood to wear boyfriend jeans or Norts, she will need a pair of these bad boys to complete her OOTD. Cute, comfy, and timeless; you can't go wrong with this purchase! They tend to run pretty large, so I recommend buying them a size smaller than her normal shoe size.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh- Fragrances are always the most difficult gift to buy because every one has a different taste. However, Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs is sure to be a hit. Eau So Fresh is Daisy reincarnated into a brighter, lighter scent. Nordstrom notes it as "Exhilarating, bubbly [and] playful." I currently wear this scent, and always receive compliments on it! Snuggling up this winter will be even more enjoyable than it already is when your girl is wearing this!
Now that Spring has arrived, it’s only natural to have our styles change, along with the weather. For those of us that live farther up north it can get cold, rainy, and even snowy! What better way to enter this spring season than with some new pair of rain boots? April showers have nothing on you and neither do a pair of Hunter rain boots. Not only are these boots stylish, but they are also ideal for rainy weather. Although these beauties can be pricey, you can always go to Target or even Charlotte Russe and get some rain boots at a great price and still rock bight pops of color while walking in the rain.
From Winter to Spring, headbands are one of the hottest fashion trends right now. With the cold, chilly nights a cute headband covering your ears is the perfect way to keep warm while staying in style. From thin to thick, these accessories are seen and worn around Tallahassee year round. One of my favorites includes a gold sparkly headband from Francesca’s Collections ($12), it can be worn across the forehand for a more fashionable look or add it with a ponytail for a touch of shimmer to enhance your outfit. Many headbands like this are also available at a local retailers such as: Reef Boutique, Cole Couture, and Henri Girl. No matter the color or size, headbands are a must! Get your head in the game with these trend-setting accessories!
This is CLUTCH’s definition of Jingle Bell Rock, with the bell embellishment and enough rock and roll to bring the attention of an entire room your way. Okay, so maybe it is a little early to be into the holiday spirit, but surely it’s never too early to start a gift list.
This bag is a take-off of the now-popular embellished shoulder military trend. The unbalance of the single shoulder serves to add drama and intrigue to almost any outfit. Paired best with a simple, no-frills outfit, this clutch can serve as your only accessory for a night out on the town (and, really, when isn’t CLUTCH your favorite accessory?).
Christian Louboutin Artemis bell-embellished shoulder bag, available at Net-A-Porter.
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