4. Leopard Skinny Belt also how cute is this LeopardSweater?
5. $60 CapeScarf. Ten dollars off the limit here but worth a click and styled with booties!
7. Mom’s Survival Pack(know of a new mom? Here’s the perfect gift!)
I have included a Holiday Gift Guide tab on my blog, be sure to check it out!

Happy Almost Thanksgiving! And did you know its only 36 days till Christmas? Let’s face it: the hardest people on your list is your Dad, Grandpa, and/or husband/boyfriend. Am I right? At least this is the case for myself. Perplexed with the flood of online choices, I asked Reid to help me out and round up some of his ALL TIME favorites from his favorite jeans to headphones, to tees that match our boys. Hope this list helps you prepare for the ones you love. May you bless them with your thoughtful gifts, and when in doubt, add a handwritten note.

Grace and Peace,


1)  Ugg Slippers 2) Sneakers 3)  Movado Watch 4)  Jacket  5)  Jeans 
(Favorite denim ATM for hubby, slight stretch, really flattering. Use code SHOPEARLY for 25% off) 6) Headphones  7)  Briefcase 8)  Denim Shirt 9)  Sol Angeles T-shirt Men Twin(Click here for the baby tee!) 10)  Wallet
Looking for ideas on what to give your mom, your sister, your roommate, your girlfriend? Here it is! I must admit I already ordered some of these for myself. I love the necklace, the mug, the scarf, and I’m still eying the Anine Bing tee. After all, hubby says its easier if I just order what I want so I’m really just doing him a favor. Anyone else buy their own gifts? Items sell out fast so shop early!
Let me know what is your favorite!

Airport Style

by Shalice Noel
1. Tee
3. Cardigan (this cardi is like a hug)

4. Summer Fridays Mask

5. Joggers (I wore a small)

Whether you’re heading East or West Home, or staying in, you won’t be able to pass up these tried and true basics that work for airport style or pancake duty. I used these sunglasses while we were traveling since they actually stayed on my head during airport security with 7 people! I also love this face spray that comes in a travel friendly size to lock in the moisture. To fight dehydration, using a maskduring the flight is a must. As for luggage, we had the boys share a carryon bag from AWAY and the girls shared a carryon AWAY bag. This eliminated too many bags and avoided silly bag fees. More gift guides to prepare you for the holidays and forthcoming info on our family in Kauai. Stay tuned!

I’m the last minute lazy Susan when it comes to cool hot gifts. This time of year has a way of overwhelming me and at the same time craving for some off-the-grid cabin time with my family. More on that later. Meanwhile, below are some things I’m genuinely wanting (or already purchase for myself haha) and that you can get and gift. Whether your friend or sister is a traveler, fashionista, homebody or beauty junkie, there is something for everyone. And who doesn’t want sweet dreams on a silk pillowcase?

1. WEEKENDER BAG This bag looks leather but its vegan! Amazing.


2. HAT This shape of hat is super flattering and great for days you don’t wash your hair. 


3. SILK PILLOWCASE I’m on day 2, and my kids already tried to steal it. It’s the little luxuries in life right?


4. BRONZER in “laguna.” I use this for SoCal winters when I’m not as tan. Also a make up artist told me to use it on my eyelids like eye shadow. Love!


5. MUG Every year Anthropologie comes out with another adorable mug, I usually buy one for myself and one for a friend. They make  mornings better.


6. ROBE in grey. Any robe in the softest material is a win. Need I say more?


7. YOUTH OIL, smells and feels amazing, need any further convincing? Just try it out yourself and see



8. COZY SOCKS in grey polka dot. I wear these around the house. Tip, exfoliate your fee than put on foot lotion and these socks. It’s like a mini spa treatment for your hardest working feet. 


 Since moving away from family in Chicago, gifts, letters and cards mean SO much more. Even though its an effort and labor and love, it is a labor worth laboring over. I’m trying to teach my kids the importance of this too. Below are some gifts I’m giving (and getting) that are worth your time.
Believe it or not, its 74 days till Christmas! Before you freak out, take a cue from the experts, and shop a gift for mom, your sisters and your coworkers now. These flats go great with these jeans, boots with faux leather leggings and this bag with a fuzzy sweater. I LOVE fall layering and these are great accessories to embellish.
Happy Thursday!

1. CLASSIC SOREL – perfect for 4 days in a cabin in BIG BEAR. I also have these. 2. POMPOM so cheap and makes a great gift! Love it on my black weekender.

3. KNIT HAT so cute with a puffer vest and blue or black jeans. 4. FAUX FUR THROW perfect for your couch or the end of the bed. So SOFT!

5. VEST This chestnut fur looks so good with black. I got a 6US (fits like a 2/4) I also love this coat  6. SLIPPER perfect for chilly mornings! 7. FUR SLIDES I can these my ‘house shoes, ‘ a comfy upgrade that’s cute.



KNIT :: JEANS similar :: SCARF similar :: sunnies 

This week is all about catching up on my ever growing Christmas list! I hope I’m not the only one who feels like I am always late or trying to catch up. But I must ask you, who’s the hardest person to give to on your list? Hubby, your first grade teacher, your mother, or your long distance sister? Thankfully, I racked my brain to share the top favorite gifts. What are some of yours?

for your HUBBY

for your FATHER

for your MOTHER

for your SISTER

for your BROTHER

for your TEACHER

for your CO-WORKER


As always, my shop page is updated daily. I also published a children’s gift guide and under $100 gift guide for everyone on your list!

happy Tuesday!

Some of these picks are well under 100, even $50, and I must admit I want them all. Happy Friday XO


While we all know the perfect gift isn’t wrapped under the tree, but the people who sit across from us at the dinner table and love us despite all. It is however, a kind gesture to find that little special gift to say, “I love and appreciate you!’ I asked each of our four children (and hubby), what little things they would like to see under the tree, with some help from Moi. Note, a lot of the items are on sale now. What are your favorites?

WOMEN :: iPOD:: velvet blazer (I got a sz 6 US)::  tassel charger :: velvet heel :: Skintint :: also LOVE this (size down, I got a 00)

MEN henley :: Nikes :: 3D Doodler  :: navy tee :: DSLR backpack 

GIRLS sweatpants :: necklace :: star sweatshirt (so soft!):: monster purse :: bracelet (40% off with code HOLIDAY)

BOYS NATIVE :: Little Patient :: wood guitar :: sweater ::  BATMAN PJ’s