My Christmas Wishlist


Last year as part of my gift guide, I included a page that was my "ultimate wishlist", which was things that were fairly unrealistic, but things I'd want to ask for if I could ask for anything. This year I'm going to give you my actual wishlist; things I've had in my cart forever, but never pulled the trigger on, or something indulgent that I might not get for myself.

It's so tempting to just say "please don't get me anything" - I think a lot of us say this and think we're making it easier on the people we say it to, but really it just makes it more complicated, and you're really just setting yourself and other people up to feel bad. Whether it's for not getting enough, for getting too much, wishing you'd asked for what you really wanted instead of now being stuck with five little things you don't want, or wishing you'd dug deeper and figured out what your loved ones had really been wishing for. 

For years now, my family and I have exchanged lists (usually emails with links) of things we've been dreaming of, but might not buy for ourselves. It's so much better, for the giver as well, to give something the receiver truly wants.

Click the picture for links to buy.

Le Labo Fragrance

Santal 33

Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Naked Heat Palette

H&M

Padded Jacket with Hood

Boy Smells

Kush Ash Cedar Candles Set

Lucy Williams x Missoma

Roman Arc Coin Necklace

Pendleton

Yakima Camp Blanket

Hanky Panky

Thong Gift Set

La Mer

Mini Miracles Collection

T3 Curling Iron

Convertible with Interchangeable Clip Barrel

Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge - 12" Fry Pan

Coffee Table Book

Los Angeles - Portrait of a City

Janessa Leone

Taylor Wool Hat

Hopefully this tides you over before my full gift guide comes out! Happy Shopping.

8 Thanksgiving Outfits You Have In Your Closet


Dressing to hang out with the family sounds like it's going to be easy, but it always ends up taking me three times longer than it seems like it should. I want to look put together, but not like I tried too hard - relaxed, but cohesive enough to dodge some of the "do you have your life together?" questions.

Since I always wish someone was there the morning of a holiday to help me pick out what to wear, I thought I'd round up some looks for you.
Click through to see some of my favorite blogger outfits - you definitely have the pieces in your closet to re-create these looks! (Click on image for source).

Happy Thanksgiving!

1. You can never go wrong with a simple black outfit topped off with a camel coat.
2. Pair a bright sweater with jeans and some fun heels and you're good to go!
3. A sweater dress with booties is always a classic go-to.
4. Your new plaid blazer (or any blazer) with jeans and boots is the simplest way to look put-together in a pinch.
5. I know you have a black duster, jeans, and some mules in your closet!
6. Find a fun skirt and pair it with your favorite turtleneck sweater and some loafers.
7. This is most likely what you'll see me in: jeans and black boots with a sweater.
8. Lastly, dress it up a little with a fun flowy dress and either comfy white tennis shoes or a pair of booties - or if you're feelin fancy, a pair of heels!