My Favorite New Beauty Products of 2018




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I cannot believe that 2019 is only a couple of hours away! Crazy that 2018 went by so quickly... I mean seriously, where did it go?! It feels like yesterday that Justin and I were moving back to VA.

I asked on Instagram which people would prefer to see... a 2018 Beauty Favs or an IG Round-up, and beauty favs won! So today I'm sharing my TOP TEN NEW BEAUTY FAVS OF 2018. I say new, because they were all new to me, not necessarily new to the market, if that makes sense. There are so many amazing products and I could have gone on forever, so that's how I ultimately decided.

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So Many After Christmas Sales


nordstrom ten sixty sherman black bags under my eyes sweatshirt

It's time for after Christmas sales and OH, BOY, there are there so many!

At the end of this post, you'll find TONS of sales from various retailers with discount codes and links to make your shopping easy. I know I'm planning on snagging a couple of things on super sale. It's seriously like Black Friday all over again. I don't know about you, but I can hardly keep my email cleaned out with all of the deals & steals coming through. 

But first, before all the sales... a fun styled graphic sweatshirt!

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Have A Very Merry Christmas


old navy red frost free puffer jacket

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

I can't believe it's finally here! I hope you're spending today with family and friends, with lots of hot cocoa/coffee, cuddles, and old Christmas classics. I'll be watching A Christmas Story in my pj's ALL DAY LONG. If you've been following along on Instagram, you know that Heidi and I traveled with my family to Kentucky on Saturday. I was in California two years ago for Christmas, and northern VA last year. I'm all about tradition so it's amazing to be home in Lexington for the holidays again!

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts Under $100 + SALES


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Officially FOUR days until Christmas!

I feel like December definitely flew by me but I'm always ready for Christmas to roll around. I'm prepping the house for my parents and their pups to come today for a quick one-night stay... and then we are off to Kentucky! I am SO excited to see my grandparents and my aunt, uncle, and cousins. I haven't been home to Lexington in two whole years so I cannot hardly wait!

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Feeling Oh, So Chic


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walmart black balloon sleeve cashmere sweater

walmart leopard clutch
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T-minus SIX days until Christmas friends!

Where in the world did time go?! I don't know about you all but I've definitely been perusing tons of amazing deals and items that can still be snagged before the holiday. I'm SO excited to spend Christmas with my family this year - I literally can't wait! I'm planning to take several chic basics on my trip home that all go well together paired in different ways. Much like the pieces in today's post that are perfect for all sorts of occasions and come at various, affordable price points.

My entire holiday outfit is from Walmart!

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New Shoes Sure To Be On Repeat


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finish line black and white adidas ultraboost 4.0 running shoes

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I've heard your requests for more athleisure wear, so that's what today is all about! There is seriously nothing better than a great pair of versatile (& comfortable) running shoes that you can use to "run" around town... i.e. all of us who aren't really runners but still like our snazzy shoes to wear with leggings. The pair I'm sharing with you today from FinishLine.com is hands down my fav of all time


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Holiday Attire With Texture & Print


nordstrom grey and navy cece pompom pullover

nordstrom grey and navy cece pompom pullover

Another holiday ootd today, as promised!

I wanted to share how I mix color, texture, and print. All items you can wear in different ways, either casually or more dressed up. Mixing trends can be really fun, especially during the holidays, like velvet, leopard print, pom poms, otk boots, and of course, a good newsboy cap!

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How To Dress Up Your Holiday Coat


target pink wild fable sherpa jacket
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Goodness Gracious! I did not mean to take almost an entire week off from blogging. I think this is the longest I've gone without a post, maybe ever. If you've been following along on Instagram, you know Justin and I were on a trip to Las Vegas for the past several days. We went for J's birthday and also his stepdad who turned 50. It was so much fun because not only did Justin and I go, but also his family and their friends! We had a blast and it was really nice to unplug for a couple of days. 

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Holiday Gift Guide Round Up


the girlfriend gift guide

In case you missed any of the HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES this is the post to read!

I'll be sharing all of my 2018 Gift Guides and links to all of the items. You'll even find each guide linked in gold so you can view the original post and all of the details. I have so much fun putting these together each year and I truly hope they are helpful. Gift giving is one of my favorite things - the thought, creativity, and wrapping that goes into each and every one!


is for your BFF, your mother, mother-in-law, roommate, gal pal, grandma, fashionista friend, fellow blogger, sister, or hey, even yourself! All the girly, trendy and cozy you could want.

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My Favorite Cardi On Sale


urban outfitters rust courtney cardigan

T-minus 19 days until Christmas! 

I've been holding on to these pictures for quite some time now and can't believe I've yet to share. Due to all of the cyber week and holiday hustle and bustle, I almost totally forgot! Which would have been such a shame because this is one of my favorite cardigans of all time. It comes in eight colors and is currently ON SALE for $34! So naturally, I bought two (also in black, both xs). 

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Cute Winter Jacket Under $50


free people blush skyline beanie

h&m cream padded jacket
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Can you believe it's already December and Christmas is only 22 days away?! Someone pinch me! How can it be? This entire year has seriously flown past me faster than any year before it. I don't know about you all but I could use a couple more days just to get prepared for the holiday. Luckily, I've done most of my gift shopping, but I still need to wrap everything up and have lots of year-end to-do's to check off my list! Like cleaning out files, catching up on emails, finishing up campaigns, etc...

Today I wanted to share some more winter wear, because it has already gotten so cold! I think we hit high 20's last week at one point... brrrrr!! Which means it's time to pull out all the cute pom beanies, padded coats, and faux fur boots.

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Ten New Items Under $100 I'm Loving (that would also make great gifts)


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Thank goodness it's Friday!

I feel like this week has been completely monopolized by organizing and playing catch up. Cyber Week was a total whirlwind, but I managed to snag some awesome items that I'd had my eyes on, in addition to gifts for family. So many deals you guys! I hope you got some great stuff if you decided to shop or braved the weather and crazies out at the stores in-person. 

I have plenty more holiday posts coming your way, but for today wanted to share some fabulous, fun new items I've picked up recently that are all under $100 each. And would also make great gifts!

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Cozy Sweater Under $30 + Cyber Monday Sales


express yellow oversized shaker knit deep v neck tunic sweater
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Who else is obsessing over all the amazing sales happening?! I swear they get better and better. I've even had to price correct orders because the discounts and deals continue to grow. Thank goodness for good customer service! It really is the best of the year to pick up gifts for everyone on your list, and fabulous pieces for yourself that usually never go on sale. Seriously, now is the time to buy!

Today, I wanted to give you a little Fall outfit inspo, along with an updated list of sales, in addition to items I've purchased during Cyber Week (minus Christmas gifts in case my family sees this lol.)

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Black Friday Favs + More Cyber Sales



BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE! I hope all of you had a fun, relaxing, food-filled Thanksgiving with your family & friends and are ready to do some serious shopping. I can't believe how many crazy good Cyber Week sales there are this year. So in this post, you'll find some of my favorites highlighted, in addition to a fabulously long list of sales, links, and discount codes!

OH! And don't forget to shop my gift guides in the HOLIDAY SHOP, in addition 
to gift giving categories for everyone and every price point!


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Fav OTK Boots 30% Off + Pre-Black Friday Sales


goodnight macaroon marlo tan suede over the knee leather boots
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Can you believe it's the day before Thanksgiving?!

Where did the month go? Heck, where is the year go? I seriously feel like 2018 has been a crazy whirlwind but, I have to say, I'm happy with how it seems to be ending. Three trips planned, both Thanksgiving AND Christmas with my family, and tons of fun new content to share with all of you. 

In the blogosphere, these types of holiday weekends are the busiest work days of the year. So many people shopping discounted prices for presents, and for themselves (it's okay, treat yo'self). And this year the sales are starting earlier than EVER! I can hardly keep track of the store emails flying in. 30%, 40%, 50%... so many amazing deals and they'll be continuing for the next couple of days!

Today I'm sharing an affordable Fall outfit, featuring the most popular over the knee boots (currently 30% off!) of the year. And at the end of the post, tons of sales that have already started with links + codes.

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The Cozy Coffee Gift Guide


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SO... Today's gift guide might just be my favorite!

I was thinking about doing a cozy gift guide, which a lot of bloggers do, and then I remembered last year I did a Coffee Gift Guide and it was such a hit I decided to combine the two to make The Cozy Coffee Gift Guide! So many cute coffee mugs, apparel, body scrubs, pj's, and even a book on where to find the best cup of Jo! You'll also find some slippers, lounge pants, candles, and throws.


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The Best Winter Wear + Sales


express hot pink chunky fringe oblong scarf

Friday's blog post is definitely tardy... but better late than never!

Plus, now I can add in some fabulous weekend sales happening now. I can't believe how many companies are already starting pre-Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and discounts - there are so many! Additionally, I wanted to share some cute winter coats, gloves, and scarves I shared recently in an IG try-on. I've found some great items at really affordable prices.

Continue reading for today's outfit info. and sales!

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The Little Luxuries Gift Guide


the little luxuries gift guide

Happy Hump Day, Friends! I don't know about you all but I seriously need to pause time for a while because I am so not ready for Black Friday week. I swear I thought we had one more week before Thanksgiving, but nope, it's only nine days away. Eek! Don't get me wrong, I am super excited for next week. I have so much new content to share, TONS of try-on sessions, and so many sales to share I don't even know where to start. So get ready for a fun-filled week!

But for today, another gift guide... THE LITTLE LUXURIES GIFT GUIDE.

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The Guy Gift Guide


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Another Monday, another gift guide!

Today's holiday post is one of the most requested of all time... THE GUY GIFT GUIDE! Before the holiday shopping season started I created a poll on Instagram and asked what kinds of gift guides you all would like to see, and without a doubt, guy gifts for husbands, boyfriends, fathers, fathers-in-law, brothers, and grandfathers was where most people needed ideas. Something different from the usual cologne and Christmas themed tie. So I went on the hunt for unique gifts for your guy and I'm so excited to share them all with you today. 

Keep reading for lots of ideas!

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How To Pair An Oversized Sweater With A Mini


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Oh, how I've been looking forward to Friday! I'm headed to Target and Michaels today on the hunt for some home decor filler for my Christmas decorations. Like pinecones, snow, balsam branches, etc. I've already got almost everything we need in the way of trees, tiered stands, candles, winter creatures, etc. I've been linking everything under my HOLIDAY SHOP >> Festive Home Decor if you'd like to take a look at what I have so far. I even found our tree we got last year!

For today's post, I wanted to share a popular clothing trend - the oversized sweater + mini skirt combo. I found the perfect pairing and am so excited to share with you today!

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The Pajama Gift Guide


the pajama gift guide

Another GIFT GUIDE coming at ya today! The Pajama Gift Guide is by far the most popular gift guide every holiday season and for good reason... they are all so much fun! This is definitely a post you'll want to shop for yourself - so many options at different price points - there is something for everyone!

Keep reading for A LOT more PJ options!

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The Girlfriend Gift Guide


the girlfriend gift guide

Eeeek! It's that time y'all! The first holiday GIFT GUIDE!

I wanted to start with my favorite, and that's The Girlfriend Gift Guide. Presents perfect for your girlfriend, wife, gal pal, sister, mom, mother-in-law, or hey... dare I say, even yourself! Fun printed pieces, beauty favs, cute coffee mugs, cozy throws, velvet scrunchies, and even gingerbread exfoliating sugar cubes! YUM! I had so much fun putting this together and hope it helps to make your holiday shopping easier. I have six gift guides coming this season so stay tuned for even more.

Continue reading for some ideas on how to gift the items above!

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