Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Guide: Book Club



With holidays around the corner, I have gift ideas running through my head! I am always on the hunt for the perfect presents for loved ones and dear friends. Here are 9 books that I currently have my eye on. Those, "just because" books that are fun gifts, provide a word of encouragement, a yummy recipe (or two), or that simply look lovely displayed on your coffee table. While in Terrain last weekend, I stumbled across this one and immediately added it to my list. Gray Malin's pieces are always on my wish list and this book would be a perfect present. My sweet friend has this cookbook - we tried the artichoke, spinach and buffalo dip. Let me just say, nothing I have eaten since has seemed to compare! xx

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Hello, Sales!


Happy Friday! I wanted to quickly pop in with a special post for the sales that are currently in full swing. Above are some of my favorites, that I truly think are worth a look. It is the perfect time to scoop up hostess gifts for your upcoming holiday partiesget ahead of the game for presents later in the month, or treat yourself to a little something special. Cozy up on your couch, click through and happy shopping - wishing you a wonderful weekend! xx

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Currently Adoring

I can't believe Thanksgiving is already this week! This bag is always the perfect travel companion, especially for my trip home this weekend. It would also make the best gift for your mother or dear friend. I am adding this pair of earrings to my wish list. Don't you think they would be a sparkly addition for holiday parties? With the days getting shorter and chillier, one of my favorite things to do in the evening is curl up under this blanket, put on a face mask, and light a scented candle. This one has me in the mood for some holiday cheer! I recently purchased this pair of shoes (even better, they are currently on sale) and could not be more in love - comfortable and cute! What are you loving right now? Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving with your loved ones. xx

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

10 Sweaters Under $100



During this time of year, I love cuddling up in a big and cozy sweater. Let's be honest, our regular sugar intakes will surely increase during the coming weeks and holiday season. Skinny denim and leggings, paired with a flowy sweater is just what the doctor ordered! I thought it would be fun to pull together a list of ten sweaters, all under $100. There are so many great choices at the moment! With my budget now devoted to holiday shopping and finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, these options allow me to treat myself to a little something also! Which one is your favorite? xx
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playing Hostess


On Saturday, I threw a little apartment warming for my close girlfriends. With the Fall weather beginning to switch into chillier evenings, it was the perfect time to gather the girls for cocktails! With my own little dovecote in the city, there is now no shortage of opportunities to play hostess. I thought it would be fun to share five tips I follow for any soiree, no matter how big or small, especially with holidays around the corner!

1. Confirm your guest list
I kept it simple and intimate with my closest girlfriends. Invites were sent out from Paperless Post and I confirmed the number of guests a week before.

2. Prepare a menu
I wanted my guests to come over and make themselves at home. We often do potluck dinners where everyone contributes, but it was important for me to treat them to a fun evening. I didn't want them to worry about bringing anything, besides their lovely selves!

3. Make a fun playlist
This little Bose speaker has proven itself time and time again. It has made it's way into my suitcase for girls trips, beach weekends and most recently an ideal companion for hangouts in my little abode. Ellie Goulding and Sam Hunt are a few of my favorites right now!

4. It's all in the details
If one thing is for sure, I truly believe that it's the little things that matter most. Everything from the invites, cocktail napkins, and candles.

5. Have fun!
Just live in the moment and enjoy! You may burn an appetizer or forget ingredients at the store, but it's the company you keep that truly matters.

xx, Alexa
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Current Beauty Favorites

 I try to set aside a certain amount of my budget each month, to invest in skincare that I truly love. I absolutely adore this mask and use this serum every night before going to sleep. Trish McEvoy has been my favorite for quite some time and her tinted moisturizer is simply divine! A dear friend of mine recommended this mascara and I am now hooked.  In addition, I received a sample of this and that recently from Blue MercuryThis nail polish makes me feel fresh and feminine year round, whether it be Winter or Summer - always my go-to! What beauty products are you loving lately? xx

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