It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Hi beauties.

I hope everyone had a love, joy and gift – filled Christmas. I know I did. Only 364 days until the next one. Would it be poor form to commence my count down now??

Here are some snaps from my Holidays. Every moment is special, memorable and cherished.

xo

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French Toast for Christmas Breakfast

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Our most prized possessions AKA Ornaments, hang on this tree. My sisters and I deem it as one of our most proudest achievements.

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Christmas Evening candids

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My sister came home for the holidays. So pleased to have my family together for Christmas. Really, that’s all that matters.

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Jackson and his new toy. He had a stocking as well. Duh.

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Family Tradition – The Disney Parks Christmas Parade

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My sisters is basking in Wildfox goodies. Is there any other way to bask?

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Wildfox Pajama photo op. We match.

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A quick outfit change for Christmas dinner – J Crew Llama Jeweled Sweater/Jacob ruffled mini

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He’s a slave to materialism – are you surprised?

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One of my presents this year. The most ah-mazing smelling candle in the most ah-mazing scent ever concocted. 

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Wear Me: The Perfect Holiday Outfit

Holiday party season is in full effect, and if you’re stumped when it comes to finding the perfect outfit and usually end up in the all too typical ill fitting, satiny finish, un-original “party” dress, please look no further. Many girls flock towards tight, glitzy and mini for their go-to outfit, especially for NYE parties, this is where you need to look at last year’s photos, put on your best judgmental look and REFLECT. It’s a common mistake to go for an overwhelming amount of glitz and glam, but many can’t seem to get that look right either because it’s over done, over the top, or simply – OVER.

A little bit of “to the nines” is beyond appropriate for this season but ensure it’s balanced. A sequined skirt with a pajama blouse, suede booty shorts with a graphic tee and fitted blazer. An 8 inch heel with cropped tuexedo pants, a white t and a statement necklace or a flattering dress with lace, sequin, or embellished details. These all have one thing in common – balance.

Some of the most popular themes this party season are tomboy glam, bombshell, femme and boho. I’ve compiled a bit of a list of my favorite items fitting into these categories below. I have my eye on the For Love & Lemons Curtsey Lace Dress. Wildfox sequined maxi and the Club Monaco Alexis Feather mini. Too bad I can’t layer them all. Or will I? Stay tuned.

Which look will you be wearing?

xo

Femme – One by Contraian Babs Mini Dress/$377/Shopbop.com

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Femme – Diane von Furstenberg Maribel Lace Dress/$375/Shopbop.com

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Femme – Mother of Pearl Krista Frill Dress/$280/Shopbop.com

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Femme – Cierra Embellished Collar Top/$189/Clubmonaco.com

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Bombshell – Eli Tuxedo Pleat Silk Skirt/$150/Clubmonaco.com

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Tomboy Glam – UNIF Partier Tank/$67/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam – Alexis Feather Skirt/$198/Clubmonaco.com

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Tomboy Glam – LPD New York Phillip Tee/$97/Revolveclothing.com

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All categories – Casey Black Stamped Heel/$298/Clubmonaco.com

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Tomboy Glam – Parker Sequin Layla Skirt/$316/Revolveclothing.com

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Bombshell – Naven Circle Mini/$98/Revolveclothing.com

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Bombshell – Free People Lunch Date Mini Dress/$108/Shopbop.com

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Tomboy Glam – Haute Hippie Oversized Blazer Dress/$595/Shopbop.com

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Bombshell – Robert Rodriguez Mixed Media Flare Dress/$595/Intermixonline.com

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Tomboy Glam – J Brand Midrise Velvet Skinny Flare/$225/Intermixonline.com

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Tomboy Glam – Mink Pink Can’t Make Me Dress/$65/Revolveclothing.com

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Bombshell/Tomboy Glam – Vince Camuto Oljera Heel/$110/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Jeffrey Campbell Barnes Heel/$200/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Ella Moss Claudia Short/$120/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Steve Madden Magestic Bootie/$180/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Milly Delano Metallic Collection Clutch/$200/Revolveclothing.com

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Femme/Boho – Diane von Furstenberg Hippolyte Crochet Dress/$495/Shopbop.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Chan Luu Studs Beaded Bracelet/$50/Revolveclothing.com

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Boho – Rachel Pally Lucille Dress/$238/Shopbop.com

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Bombshell – Lovers + Friends Bahama Mama Dress/$143/Shopbop.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Backstage Galactic Skirt/$120/Revolveclothing.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Schutz Constance Heel/$220/Revolveclothing.com

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Boho/Femme – For Love + Lemons Grace Mini Dress/$246/Shopbop.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Wildfox Couture Ceclia Sequin Maxi Skirt/$280/Revolveclothing.com

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Boho – Blue Life Boho Romper/$120/Revolveclothing.com

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Boho – Sweet Lady Maxi/$100/FreePeople.com

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Boho – Empire Lace Mesh Dress/$165/FreePeople.com

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Boho – Filigree Fantasy Dress/$250/FreePeople.com

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Bombshell- Vienna Off The Shoulder Lace Dress/$220/Revolveclothing.com

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Black Swan Dress/$220/Revolveclothing.com

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Bombshell/Femme – Curtsey Lace Mini Dress/$180/Revolveclothing.com

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Femme – Mink Pink Eyes on the Prize Top/$89/Nordstrom.com

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Femme/Boho – June & Hudson Shift Dress/$48/Nordstrom.com

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Bombshell/ Tomboy Glam – Leith Sequin Midi Skirt/$78/Nordstrom.com

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Bombshell/Tomboy Glam – Jeffrey Campbell Enable Cut Out Bootie/$150/Nordstrom.com

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All – House of Harlow Leather Station Necklace/$75/Nordstrom.com

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Bombshell/Femme – April Foil Sweater/$150/Clubmonaco.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Jocelyn Studded Skirt/$198/Clubmonaco.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Cameo All My Days Dress/$180/fashionbunker.com

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Tomboy Glam/Bombshell – Cameo Simple Song Skirt/$139/fashionbunker.com

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Friday Favorites: Weekend Edition

Happy Weekend, hope it was spent cuddling, toasting, and among good vibes only.

xo

FAVORITE LOOK

Santa’s Little Helper has impeccable style. These looks are incredible. I’m drooling.

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FAVORITE PURCHASE

I have yet to pick up my new Wildfox sleep shirt. The time I will be spending in this is inconceivable. Bless their hearts for catering to the ever growing population of stylish yet lazy girls like me who wouldn’t mind spending all day lounging, as long as its in luxe pyjamas.

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FAVORITE PHOTO

Obviously. Can this little guy get any more handsome? He is too much. Oh, he has Instagram too. If you follow him he might just follow you back. @jacksonsandhu

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FAVORITE EDIBLE GOOD

My work’s Christmas party was last night. I took a dinner plate to the dessert table. I swear this was shared between two fairly slim females. We had like 2 bites of each item. I’m not making excuses, this is me publicly shaming myself.

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FAVORITE WARDROBE ITEM

Cher Horowitz. She should always be peeking out at you from behind your hangers. Do her a solid nod of appreciation and own a pair of knee highs. Totally in for like, ever.

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FAVORITE FACE

Messy hair with a put together face is my favorite look right now. Berry lips are a nice daytime look, and the cat eye is always a classic. PS – Can we talk about her reverse french mani?

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FAVORITE NAIL COLOR

Hands down, one of my favorite colors. XOXO Betsey by OPI by Sephora. Tis a shame they’ve discontinuted the line. A clean classic shade is essential for anyone’s polish collection. Really nice and elegant for this season too, and it’s the perfect shade to add stencils and bling on.

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FAVORITE MOMENT

If you do anything holiday related this season, other than shop, ensure it’s lounging around a Christmas tree with some cocoa. So cliche, so makes for a perfect Sunday night though.

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Do It: Ideas for a Happy Holiday

If you don’t know, know you know – Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. AND it’s not just because of the gifts – because this is the one time of year where I am (almost) completely selfless. I’m one of those Christmas Crazies that firmly believe that the tree should be a year – round staple (decorated for the changing seasons of course) and that anyone who frowns upon the humming of “It’s Beginning To Look a lot like Christmas,” in the summer months, is a cold hearted asshole.

So – the below Christmas-y suggestions are provided to you with the utmost joy and merriment. If you choose not to engage in them – I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you’re an asshole.

xo

1. Go Ice Skating

Tis the perfect chance to compile a cute skating outfit (see below) so that you don’t look all that ridiculous when falling on your ass. It’s so easy to find rinks (indoor and outdoor) in your area. So whimsical during the chilly evenings too.

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2. Try DIY Holiday Crafts

I’m kind of lazy so I purchase most of my holiday decorations. BUT hand painting bulbous ornaments like these is pretty easy, and fun because you can tailor them to your theme. They’re by far one of the easier DIY ideas for this season. All you need are some paints, clear or matte ball ornaments and your imagination.

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3. Have a Caramel Apple Party

How can you pass this up? This is perfect for a family get together or girls night in. Grab some wine, some toppings (crushed cookie, nuts, candy and chocolate are more than sufficient), caramel dip and your elvish helpers. It’s the perfect way to create memories this season. A nice addition to gingerbread house night too.

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4. Make Snow Angels

If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a thick snowfall this month then this winter activity is a absolute must. No matter your age, snow angels and snow men will take you back to the fondest memories of your childhood. Just make sure you’re not decked to the nines like below.

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5. Bake Your Christmas Gifts

One of my favorite gifts to receive are baked goods. Uh hello, Christmas week is always cheat week and what’s better than being fed treats? Nothing. Nothing is better. Shortbread and sugar cookies, biscotti, wedges and bars. Perfect for gifting your fellow employees, or your closest girlfriends. Their taste buds will thank you, but their hips will want to strangle you to death. Tis the season.

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6. Be Charitable

Tis the season to put the selfishness aside, embrace others, and practice the art of giving. I know this should be a year round activity but ask Santa for world peace, not me. Anyway, do your best to be charitable this season – whether its helping out at your local shelter, donating to various charities, handing out blankets and warm food to the homeless or simply acting warmer to those around you. Be selfless.

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7. Relax by the Fire

This is currently my favorite place to be. Sitting by the fireplace surveying our tree. Nothing compares. Day or night, do yourself a favor and snuggle up.

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Buy Me: Holiday Gift Guide – In The Second Week of Christmas…

Behold the 2nd installment of Christmas (yes, Christmas) gift ideas for your sisters, your girlfriends, your besties, and yourSELF.

Tis the season.

xo

Chelsea Small Moon and Lola Personalized Monogram Stud Earrings/$48/Nordstrom.com

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Rebecca Minkoff Cory Monogram Leather Pouch/$50/Nordstrom.com

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Ugg Australia Cozy Knit Slipper/$129/Nordstrom.com

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Sonoma Snow Leopard Neck Pillow/$42/Nordstrom.com

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Burberry Cashmere Blend Hate & Gloves Set/$195/Nordstrom.com

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The North Face Bigsby PomPom Beanie/$25/Nordstrom.com

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MICHAEL Micheal Kors Tech Knit Hat/$50/Nordstrom.com

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Wildfox Shopping is my Cardio Sequined Sweater/$148/Nordstrom.com

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Justin Racz ’50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours’ Book/$15/Nordstrom.com

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Gund Gumpy Cat Stuffed Animal/$22/Nordstrom.com

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See by Chloe Paint a Scent Parfum Set/$35/Nordstrom.com

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Levtex Shopping is My Cardio Pillow/$29/Nordstrom.com

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Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Glass Drinking Jars/$36/Nordstrom.com

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Cathy’s Concepts Celebrate Contemporary Champagne Flutes/$60/Nordstrom.com

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kate spade ‘skinny mini’ bow bangle/$88/Nordstrom.com

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kate spade ‘metro grand’ boxed watch set /Nordstrom.com

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kate spade charm slingback pump/$325/Nordstrom.com

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Guinevere Crystal Statement Necklace/$58/Nordstrom.com

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Julep Gem Collection Nail Color/$84/Nordstrom.com

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Crystal Eau de Parfum Limited Ed/$120/Nordstrom.com

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Beats by Dre Solo Headphones/$200/Nordstrom.com

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Frends Taylor Headphones/$200/Nordstrom.com

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Impossible Project Instant Lab iPhone Photo Printer/$300/Nordstrom.com

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kate spade Boys Make Passes iPad Folio/$85/Nordstrom.com

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bareminerals Degrees of Dazzling Eyeshadow Palette/$79/Nordstrom.com

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MAC Nocturnals Nude Lip Gloss/$32/Nordstrom.com

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philosophy Amazing Grace Layering Set/$55/Nordstrom.com

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Bobbi Brown Limited Ed Hot Cocoa Palette/$80/Nordstrom.com

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philosophy Snow Angel Due/$26/Nordstrom.com

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Limited Ed Bobbi Brown Beach House Set/$75/Nordstrom.com

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Jo Malone Holiday Travel Candle Collection – Exclusive/$100/Nordstrom.com

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Books With Style American Fashion Cookbook/$45/Shopbop.com

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Books With Style Christian Louboutin Book/$150/Shopbop.com

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Nicholas Roxanne Thin Rosegold Belt/$120/Shopbop.com

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Felix Rey Kissy Face Umbrella/$65/Shopbop.com

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Sweater Pup Cookie Jar/$57/Anthropologie.com

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Vedette Cardigan/$148/Anthropologie.com

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New Years Resolution Kit/$18/Anthropologie.com

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Tri Pattern Sock Set/$28/Anthropologie.com

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Wire Script Sculpture/$48/Anthropologie.com

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For Love & Lemons X Rated Hipster Brief/$68/forloveandlemons.com

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Swan Lake Dress/$218/forloveandlemons.com

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Tocca Grace Casablanca Lily/$20/shopkitson.com

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God Save LA You Can Sit With Us Pullover/$98/shopkitson.com

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Eugenia Kim Marion Hat/$190/nastygal.com

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Calf Hair Baseball Cap/$298/JCrew.com

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette/$55/Sephora.com

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Anti Bacterial Brush Set/$65/Sephora.com

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Charlotte Olympia Satin Kitty Slippers & Eye Mask Set/$695/neimanmarcus.com

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Michael Kors Mini Selma Messenger/$178/neimanmarcus.com

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NM Faux Fur Travel Blanket/$95/neimanmarcus.com

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Missoni Apothia Candle/$88/neimanmarcus.com

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MARC by Marc Jacobs Velvet Owl Smoking Slippers/$143/neimanmarcus.com

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Red Gem Wine Stopper & Coaster Gift Set/$18/papyrus.com

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PINK Funnel Neck Perfect Zip Hoodie/$45/victoriassecret.com

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Nike Free 3.0V5 Runner/$110/Nordstrom.com

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Kate Spade le pavillion iphone 5 case & portable charger/$120/Nordstrom.com

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser/$80/Nordsstrom.com

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The Bow Tie Skimmer/$95/Madewell.com

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Leggings in Heart Flip Print/$60/Madewell.com

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The Frankie Pump in Foil Polka Dot/$158/Madwell.com

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Como Wood Tray/$66/crateandbarrel.com

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Sweet Cream & Honey Scented Candle/$26/crateandbarrel.com

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