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

I’m kind of obsessed with odd tees. Whether it be its shape, a random bow, unsymmetrical length, or a middle split, I’m diggin’ it. Of course, comfort is a huge plus and one that everybody should just assume. We have too many great options (and life stress!) to wear uncomfortable clothes. Because I’m not a cute-skirt-matching-separates type dresser, stylish comfy tees are a mainstay. If they have an edge to them, well shucks, all the better. More style with less time always wins points with me. Here’s my slim 4 favorites edit below. 

1. Split Sweatshirt 

2. Thumbhole Crew 

3. Drape V back Tee 

4. Chic tank

5. Bonus: I also like THIS ONE

Cozy has new meaning when you’re a mom, here are some soft favorites that are on my Christmas list. What are yours?

1.  cozy cardi :: 2. face mask  3. candle  4. cardi 5. henley 6. jeans 7.V neck sweater 8. fur mask  9. OUI clutch


1. LEGO Darth Vadar alarm clock AMAZON

2. New Balance sneakers (on sale!)  FARFETCH

3. NAIL CLIPPERS and BEARD TRIMMER to keep that beard trimmed because God forbid he cuts it off.


5. LA Tee

6. Diesel Flip Flops

7. Camouflage Holdall – so fetch

8. Plush Slippers (I may steal)

9. Adidas Sport Watch


Isn’t it crazy how ideas for your special guy are plentiful and awesome all year and then June hits and they disappear?  So, this list is for you. If you want to go beyond the weed-wacker and grill, give him something for his closet. I like to think of it as a wardrobe face lift. And I secretly want that Darth Vadar alarm clock too. Win -win.

V Day His1.This Buck Mason white t-shirt is that perfect tee for the classic T-Shirt and jean look. 

2. My Reid likes Billy Reid’s taste in sweaters. And I may have to steal, <cough> I mean borrow it.

3. These skinny jogging pants are perfect for hanging around the house Saturday morning or heading to the gym. Or both.

4. Loungewear is having a major comeback, and maybe that’s because there’s something sexy about a guy in a grey robe. So, he deserves a robe of his own. Plus, this robe is not your grandfather’s, thanks to this modern hoody.

5. Anything having to do with coffee is an instant score, like this Intelligentsia Solo Brewer. Just don’t sabotage the gift with instant coffee. 

6. Just a little flare for my guy J.  Love this leather bracelet. Just make sure he sticks to one piece of flare per wrist, don’t go too crazy.

Whether you’re staying in or going out,


(and don’t forget to order now to be sure to have it by the 14th!)



1. Classic white off the shoulder – and come on, only $36

2. Ruffle sleeve (shear) blouse in black

3. BONUS: MIDI ruffle dress

4. So much ruffle goodness: pale pink – and wear them with these SAILOR PANTS 

5. Stripe off the shoulder love

6. This fluted sleeve is everything. And the color.

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jean 7FAM / top O’NEILL / sandal FARYLROBIN

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