Every year its a struggle to think of creative gift ideas for Mr. D and my brothers. I mean.. how many socks and sweaters can we give them before cashmere starts coming out of their pores? Maybe you too are in a bit of a rut on what to buy the guy in your life, but fear not! I went shopping for you. Its what I do best. P.S - How freaking cool are the toy solider bookends? Happy shopping! xo M
Does anyone else love Christmas shopping as much as me? I seriously love it. Something about finding thee-perfect-gift for your friends or family is crazy satisfying. Maybe its all the spiked eggnog that I'm consuming? Could be. However, I'll never deny that I love buying gifts. Seeing how happy even the smallest gift can make someone is one of life's little pleasures. And I pleasure I love to indulge in. p.s - I'll have a few more "gifts for..." lists coming (for men, for the new cook, etc), so stay tuned! pp.s - You can view a few more of my gift picks here! Happy shopping! xo M
Layering your outfit can be a bit intimidated if you're not sure where to start. Patterns, colors, furs, oh my. For today's Target Style post, we'll be tackling layering, and how you should incorporate it into your outfits this week!
1) Simple layering. Pick a bold pattern, such as stripes, and pair it with a fun, solid faux fur vest. Think of stripes as your neutral piece and the vest as your stand out item. Vests (and even blazers!) are the perfect addition if you're not too comfortable in patterns. I know for me, stripes don't always make me feel fabulous. But when I add a vest or blazer on top of it, I automatically feel more comfortable!
To finish the out off, dd in some dark jeans and matching accessories and you've got yourself an adorably layered outfit perfect for day - night!
2) Layers on layers. Probably the more difficult side of layering is layering on top of layering. A lot of women are afraid that by doing this, they'll appear bigger, and so they stay away from it. The trick is to choose tops with different necklines, and even different sleeve lengths! I love pairing bold button up shirts with plain round neck sweaters. Its an adorable way to play with patterns/textures. Roll up the sleeves of your sweater, and pull through the collar from underneath to show off your fun pattern!
When it comes to the second layer, keep the jacker or coat simple. Something that shows off your personality, but keep colors and patterns to a minimum. Black bombers are perfect for this outfit occasion!
So there you go! Its much easier to layer than you may have thought. Have fun with it, because no matter what your gorgeous self wears.. you will rock it! xo M
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Is your kitchen knees deep in leftovers right now? Can you not even see the inside walls of your fridge because there are containers stacked as high as the sky packed with stuffing, turkey, and all of those other good sides?
Maybe you like to relive Thanksgiving on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and maybe even into Monday like I do? Because since Thursday, I've relived it about 5 times during breakfast, lunch and dinner these past couple of days. A scoop of stuffing with that pumpkin pie? Sure, why not! A turkey sandwich with that bowl of cereal? I'll take two! Maybe see how many different things you can make with your leftovers then wonder why we only make this sort of stuff in November?
I want stuffing all.year.long. A petition I shall start! Who's in?
Plus, since stuffing is essentially bread, these crostini's are basically bread on top of bread. WHAT. I just cant-deal. Add in some turkey and top it with some ooey gooey cheese, and you have the best Thanksgiving weekend lunch of your life.