Gift Guide for your Girly Girl

Gift Guide for your Girly Girl

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! If you’re anything like me, you love the joy of giving an amazing gift.¬†

The happiness of absolutely nailing the gift for your bestie, sister, or mom is literally one of the best feelings in the world. Usually I am even more excited about them opening their gift than I am about receiving any myself! As you know, finding that perfect gift can be super tough-there are just so many options out there. So, I have narrowed it down for you to pick any of these amazing options for the girly gal in your life! By the way-the jewelry in here is all from Diamonds Direct and they’re have a massive 20% off virtually their entire store until 11/22 so drop those hints to your bf or hubby ASAP on these pieces! Or buy them for yourself! ūüôā

Under $50 Gifts

Olaplex

I swear by this hair mask. It rebuilds your hair from the shaft from the damage thats caused by highlighting or coloring your hair. It’s a must have!

Nars Blush

This has been my go-to blush for years and I absolutely love it!

Pillow Talk Lip Kit

My all time #1 favorite lip set- this is a must have.

Herschel Beanie

How cute is this pink beanie with floral details for the colder weather. It would be cute to take on a skiing adventure!

Freepeople Sweatpants

Freepeople just knows how to to comfy, laid back sweatpants! These are so incredibly soft and I love the feminine color.

Treasure & Bond Cuffed Beanie with Pom

Literally the cutest little snow bunny look!

Satin Sleep Set

I have been dying for a luxe sleep set like this! It is supposed to prevent hair breakage which I am here for!

Under $100 Gifts

Spanx Leggings

These couldn’t fit in my graphic above but everyone says they are 100% worth the hype and they are definitely on my Christmas list! I like that there is not a center split seam (no more camel toe!)

Bobbi Brown Makeup Set

Bobbi Brown just has the most amazing makeup. This set is perfect for the glam girl in your life (who might be you-I know I am that friend!)

Freepeople Sweater

Another cute item from Freepeople! Their clothes are always luxe, soft, and last for years.

Waffle Weave PJs

I don’t know about you but 2020 has been the year of adorable loungewear and this set is just the cutest and so soft!

Over $100 Gifts

Royal Jewelry Collection by Diamonds Direct

I am in love with these baguette diamonds on this pendent-it so unique and stunning. Time to drop some hints to the guys ladies (or buy it for yourself! You don’t need a guy to buy you diamonds!) Their entire showroom is virtually 20% off until 11/22 so act fast!

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle

This scent is so feminine and light, it’s one of my all time favorites!

Mixed Cut Diamond Open Ring

I truly have never seen a ring like this and am here for it!

Offset Baguette Diamond Earrings

These lightweight stunners are on my list for sure. I have very sensitive ears and I love finding beautiful statement earrings like this that I can actually wear!

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoes

These are the all time cutest sneakers of all! Nikes are always my go-to and these are definitely on my list.

Mixed Diamond Shape Bracelet

This bracelet is just so timeless and stunning!

Multi-Shape Fashion Ring

This ring is just stunning and is definitely worth going on the wish list imo!

Which is your favorite?! Tell in the comments and happy shopping babes!

Love ya like a sister,

Rachel

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How to Dress for a Winter’s Date with Francesca’s

How to Dress for a Winter’s Date with Francesca’s

You hear the familiar whistle of your iPhone muffled by the pillow you’re laying on.

Bleary-eyed, you reach for the Apple TV remote to pause your usual binge of The Office-but right now, you’re only watching the Christmas episodes-so festive right?! Your super comfy half-sleeping/half-awake position is disturbed by this incessant iPhone tweeting. Finally, you decide to see who has dared to disturb your slumber.

And there’s his name: Daniel.

Eeeep! Your crush has finally, out of the blue randomly texted you. Your heart begins to beat a little faster as your imagination begins to run rampant. WHAT DOES DANIEL HAVE TO SAY?! You unlock your phone, click on the green Messages icon, his text reads the following, “Hey there! Hope you’ve had a great week so far! I was wondering-if you’re free this weekend-would you want to get hot chocolate and then look at lights? Maybe grab dinner after?”

You involuntarily let out a little scream of excitement.

You blast Cardi B while you do some crazy booty dancing as your disapproving pup looks at you with eyes shrouded in distain. But you’re so excited! Homeboy finally wised up and realized you were the woman of his dreams right?

RIGHT.

You got dis girl! Slowly-reality starts to hit. Isn’t there like 8 inches of snow outside with incessant winds beating down? And he wants to look at lights…but it is the most romantic thing. Imagine, strolling along the streets, maybe he’ll offer you his jacket, maybe your hands will brush, maybe…your inner monologue is clearly running amuck with plausible scenarios. Ok-here’s the deal-ya girl needs to look cute. That’s 100% a non negotiable. But also-its blisteringly frigid outside. So you’re going to need to dress very, very warm.

Ugh!

Winter time is literally the toughest time to dress warm and cute. Spring has light, airy sundresses, summer has crop tops and shorts, and fall has sweater weather. But what’s a girl to do when it’s literally freezing outside and the bae of all baes has finally asked her out?

Don’t worry girl. I’ve teamed up with Francesca’s to give you the best, most perfect guide on how to dress for a winter’s date! And don’t even worry, you will be super cute and warm!

1. The Coat

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This Sherpa Coat is the real deal. They literally took the best fabric and made it into a coat. Thus making this coat the best creation since sliced bread. Not only is it crazy soft, it will keep you so warm!

2. The Sweater

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This cowl necked, popcorn sweater is my new favorite go-to. It’s incredibly soft and perfect for layering with a scarf. I paired it with these high-waisted jeans that are my absolute favorite. Francesca’s jeans are my jam. I always wear them over and over because my are so comfy and flattering!

3. The Accessories

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This little earband is my absolute favorite. I liked this one because you can wear it out while you look at lights and them pop it off at dinner and it won’t mess up your hair or make a crease! Double win. Plus-my very secret sources have informed me that guys think these things are v cute. But more importantly, I think they are v cute and hopefully you do too!

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This scarf is the real MVP. It’s incredibly affordable for the warmth and quality of fabric it brings to the table. The blended fabric gives it a very soft, supple color that blends so well with the popcorn sweater and sherpa coat. Plus these little flip-top gloves are the cutest to pair with a winter date!

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I am absolutely in love with this clutch! I really appreciate how there’s a little extra room in there so I can actually fit my wallet, keys, and phone in it! Plus-these over-the-knee boots were such an epic find! I love that they have a very slight heel. If your girl is gonna be trekking all over the place looking at Christmas lights-she’s gotta be comfortable and fashionable! They have a really cute metallic detail around the top too that I love!

Ok girl-now that you’ve got your guide on how to dress for a winter’s date-I have one more thing to remind you of! The best thing you can bring to this date is you.

Be yourself.

Be quirky if you’re quirky.

Be goofy. Be silly.

Laugh hard and love big.

Literally the best thing you can bring to the table is you.

Because-there’s only one you.

Only your nose crinkles exactly like it does when you laugh. Only you have that wicked quick sense of humor. So remember, that whoever gets to take you out on a date this winter is one very very lucky man!

Lylas-

Rach

10 Perfect (& Affordable!) Holiday Party Looks

10 Perfect (& Affordable!) Holiday Party Looks

Tis’ the season for holiday parties! Holiday parties are my fave-especially being a plus one! If you’re anything like me-you have a myriad of holiday parties approaching. Some ranging from black tie to tacky Christmas sweater to more conservative work parties. If you’e also like me-you love dressing super classy but-ya girl has a budget. I have gathered all my favorite finds this December to compile this list of all my favorite holiday party looks for every single get together you have this season! And-the greatest news of all-they’re all affordable-the most affordable being $19.90 (wait-what?!) to the most pricey being $118. Hope you enjoy this guide and have a wonderful time at your plethora of holiday parties this season!

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Jumpsuit: Forever 21 $19.90     Bag: Tory Burch      Shoes: Top Shop

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Dress: Nordstrom $118     Bag: Tory Burch

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Top: Forever 21 $18     Skirt: Forever 21 $17.90

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Dress: Nordstrom (Top Shop) $65      Earrings: Kendra Scott      Bag: Madewell

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Dress: Nordstrom (Lulu’s) $72¬† ¬† ¬†Earrings: Kendra Scott

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Sweater: Target $34

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Dress: Francesca’s¬† ¬† Shoes: Prada

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Dress: Zara $39

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Dress: Nordstrom $100      Shoes: Prada

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Dress: Forever 21 $19.90

I hope that each of you have a wonderful time at all your holiday parties-whether it’s a black tie event or a group of girls in tacky sweaters drinking champagne and playing How Do you Meme or a cozy family get together with your precious nieces and nephews watching Elf and drinking hot cocoa! It’s my prayer that each of you take time this crazy holiday season to rest in Jesus. To take time away from all the parties-to sit and think about how wonderful it is that our Savior humbled himself to live in this world so that we can have a sympathetic God who understands what it is to be human! I also pray that your Christmas season is filled with special memories that you will always cherish. Take time to play silly games with your little cousins and family. Laugh hard, don’t take yourself too seriously-alright?! Instead of getting wrapped up in staging Insta-worthy photos, put your phone down and make real memories! I love you all and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

 

LYLAS-

Rach