Holiday Gift Guide for Her

One of the biggest shopping days of the year is right around the corner and I thought it would be the perfect time to host a Holiday gift guide for Her for that special lady in your life or even for you!  Hopefully this little gift guide also works as a “hint guide” for that special man in my life to reference when he’s out shopping, *wink wink. I don’t know what it is about giving and receiving but I definitely love the idea of it all. Shopping is so much fun and finding those neat little things for friends and family is always such a treat. This time of year is one of my favorites and I am already excited for the holiday parties, wrapping the gifts, and setting up a whole slew of decorations! What’s on your holiday wish list?
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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

  1. Sole Society Outback Hat 
  2. Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot
  3. Bauble Bar Trending: 360 Stud Gift Set
  4. J.Crew Chateau Parka
  5. Kate Spade New York ‘Seriously Darling’ Phone Case
  6. J.Crew Quilted Vest in Buffalo Check
  7. Rag & Bone Harrow Booties
  8. Old Navy Funnel-Neck Poncho
  9. Michael Kors Chronograph Dylan Rose Gold Watch
  10. MAC ‘Blankety’ Lipstick
  11. Mixeshop Tartan Scarf
  12. J.Crew Shearling Scuffs
  13. Vince ‘Nina’ d’Orsay Flats
  14. ASOS Tres Floor Sequin Pants 

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am excited to feature a Holiday Gift Guide for that special man in your life! They can be the hardest person to shop for sometimes but hopefully this will help give you a few ideas for what he may like to receive this holiday season. I certainly will be using it when I shop for AJ since I got most of the ideas from him!

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  1. J.Crew Shoulder Patch Sweater
  2. Stanley Tool Kit
  3. Polo Ralph Lauren Quilted Racing Gloves
  4. Jack Spade ‘Mitchell’ Leather Wallet
  5. J.Crew Top Coat
  6. Nixon ‘The 48-20′ Chronograph Watch
  7. Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’
  8. J.Crew Buffalo Check Pajama Pant
  9. Jack Spade /leather Briefcase
  10. MagLite ST3D016 3-D Cell LED Flashlight
  11. Red Wing Beckman Boot

Inverted Fishtail Headband Braid

An inverted fishtail headband braid is the upside down version of a regular fishtail braid. With the braid starting at the part and trailing across the forehead, it creates a gorgeous headband style. I love this braid for the upcoming holidays and think it would be absolutely perfect for a holiday party or family gathering. Dress it up with a gorgeous clip and you are ready to go! This one seen here is from Ulta.

Check out the last time I wore this hairstyle on instagram!

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Inverted Fishtail Headband Braid Steps:

Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side.

Step 2 / Next, separate out a section of hair from the part down to the left ear.

Step 3 / Clip off the back portion with an alligator clip.

Step 4 / Next, pick up a section of hair on the heavy side of the part and divide it into two halves.

Step 5 / Take a small piece from the back section, cross it under the strand, and add it into the other half.

Step 6 / Then, take a small piece from the front section, crossing it under the strand and adding it into the other section.

Step 7 / Now cross a small piece underneath from the back section but also bring in a section of hair  and cross it under as well, adding it into the opposite side.

Step 8 / Then cross a strand from the front portion underneath and to the other side and pick up section of hair, crossing it under as well.

Step 9 / Continue braiding, repeating steps 7 and 8 until all the hair is brought in.

Step 10 / Now finish braiding the hair down into a regular fishtail braid.

Step 11 / Gently loosen the braid by pulling on the edges; this creates a fuller more voluminous braid.

Step 12 / Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.

Step 13 / Let down the back portion that was clipped away.

Step 14 / Wrap the braid around the back of the head.

Step 15 / Grab a clip and secure it in place.


29 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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29 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Baby’s gender:


Baby’s size:

Baby boy is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (about the size of a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel.

Baby’s development:

His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain – which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby’s skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it’s no surprise that your baby’s nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester.

My weight gain:

21 lbs


A tad overwhelmed at how quickly my due date is fast approaching. I remember when I still had 6 months to go and now it seems, at only two months away, the time is going by much quicker than I thought it would.

Morning sickness: 

None to speak of except I pretty much have a constant cold. The moment it goes away, I seem to get another one right afterwards.


I still crave salty, hearty foods. I find myself getting full a lot quicker though and continue to eat small meals in shorter intervals.

Things of Note:

I have found that I am getting tired a lot more quickly now; similar to how I felt in the first trimester. I go to bed early around 9:00 or 9:30 PM and struggle to wake up in the mornings.

I love my body pillow to prop up my neck and head but struggle to wrap my legs around it. I am not used to sleeping that way and often times wake up to find the end of it pushed off the bed completely.

This little guy is constantly moving. I can see it all the time and he usually wakes me up during the night with his wiggling and little kicks. It is so fun to see him moving around though and I can’t help but wonder all the time what his little personality will be like.

Details from above:

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