Gift Guide: For Your Girlfriends

ImageWith two weeks (and counting!) until the big Christmas Day, I am dedicating this week to gift guides for the various special and VIP people in your life.  Let’s start with gifts for your girlfriends, from BFFs to co-workers.  Have you started shopping yet??

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Stila lip set from Sephora

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Tory Burch wrap bracelet

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Wristlet from Club Monaco

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Set of champagne flutes from Crate & Barrel

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Taschen Guide Book Set at Anthropologie

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Fortune Turtle Bowls from Wisteria

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Estee Lauder nail polish set

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Flash bobbi set from Ban.do

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Quilted vest from J.Crew

Playful Patterns

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Between decorating my new house and finding new inspiration to spruce up my place for upcoming holiday fetes, I am sensing that my creativity meter is at an all-time high. Whether it’s a chevron pattern, stripes (the old standby), a flower motif, leopard, or what have you, I love playing with patterns for home decor.  Whether you are buying a new rug, table linens, or mirror, here’s some inspiration…do share what you like/dislike!

Decorative Pillows from Shop Ten 25

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Leopard Coasters from Zara Home

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Throw Blanket (also comes in green) from Shop Ten 25

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Chevron Mirror from Wisteria

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Ginger Vases from C. Wonder

Playing Hostess (Part 1)

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Since I will be throwing a couple of holiday parties this year, I have been on the hunt for decorative pieces for my house and in search of yummy, but easy recipes.  In today’s Part 1 of the holiday guide, I’d like to share some shopping finds to either 1) accent your home for your party or 2) bring as a gift to the next party you attend.  Part 2 tomorrow will be decorating yourself (finding that perfect outfit!) and planning the cocktail and dinner menu.
Here we go!

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West Elm Jali Lattice Dinnerware, for a festive dinner but not over the top

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Decorative Pashmina Pillow from Zara Home

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Foo Dogs Set from C Wonder

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Fresh mini soaps to spice up the bathroom

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Happiness vases from Wisteria, perfect with some pink peonies

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Fun and festive wine bottle toppers from Pottery Barn

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Coffee table books (from Amazon)

Enjoy the party planning (or attending)!  Check back tomorrow for party outfits.