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12:12 AM


So the holidays are coming up and it can get a little tough picking things for those special girls in our lives. I always like to give the perfect gifts (or I try) because I like to give gifts that I would like to receive or things I like and also something I think the gift receiver will like or could use in their lives! Here are a few things I picked this year:

- Candles: uh, who doesn't love candles?! Either for your room, living room, restroom, candles are the perfect gifts and the perfect stress reliever. I love the wooden wick ones, because when they burn they crackle and pop, like if there is a mini fireplace in your home (that is if you don't have one). 
- Planners: Whether you're an organized gal or wishes you were organized, a planner is a great gift. I enjoy planning things out, writing notes, and even use the 'calendar app' on my iphone religiously. It's always good to be ready for the week to come and knock it out, so what better way than to plan it out!
- Make-up bag: If you wear make up or not, make-up bags are super cute, admit it. I love this one I chose that says, "girly crap, yes I do use all this stuff actually", I've carried tons of make-up bags in my purse and although I don't use any of it on the go, I must always have it just in case (last minute change of plans, and you need that lipstick)! They come in handy also for traveling to hold bathroom necessities, such as: contact/glasses case, toothbrush, toothpast, etc. ... perfect gifts!
- Stackable Bracelets: In my last post I featured the 'Olivia Mango Jewelry' and since then I'm obsessed with stackable bracelets! They are so fun and so versatile, that they can be worn with anything and in so many combos. Two or three would be a perfect small gift.
- Keychains: I know this seems like a weird gifts but keychains are making a comeback! They are being add-ons to purses everywhere, and these fuzz ball ones are extremely cute. Recently Target had a variety of them, and I sadly didn't snag one... now I'm on the search!
- Coffee Mug/ Tea Mug: Whether you're into a cup of Joe or hot tea, mugs are perfect gifts for those drink lovers, trust me! In a variety of styles, colors, and even initial designs, nothing is a more useful gift than a mug! Want to make the gift even better? Add their favorite coffee bag or tea packets inside the mug for a cute gift set.

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Olivia Mango Trunk Show.

9:44 PM


So today at my job we had a trunk show featuring, Olivia Mango Jewelry. I had yet to hear of this collection before, but I'm so glad I did, all her pieces are just beautiful! Luckily, I got to meet the designer herself, Vanessa, who is such a sweetheart and so easy to talk to and work with. Her collection is inspired by bohemian beach vibes with a side of chic, so pieces can be worn with day or night looks, who doesn't love a piece that can be worn at its utmost! I picked these two pieces for now, but we will be carrying her jewelry at the Shop from now on so I plan to purchase much more in the future! I got her tassel bracelet, simple, but can add flare to any outfit. Also, I picked out the 'hamsa' necklace, which is on a dainty chain, that I love... perfect for layering with her other necklaces or any necklace in general. Can't wait to sport these pieces with my outfits! To check out the rest of her line, you can visit here: Olivia Mango Website

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9:01 PM


In south Texas it doesn't necessarily get cold until about mid-December, until then we are experiencing low 80 to 70 degree temperatures, which makes dressing for fall so hard, because layers are currently not an option! Boots on the other hand are the closet we can get to "dressing" for fall without having to feel a little warm, and breaking a sweat. I'm so excited to have found a pair of "over the knee boots" at my work this past month which are very similar to the ones pictured above, so I'm so eager for the weather to get a little cooler so I can sport them with leggings or denims! Below I will explain the boots pictured above which I have one of each and how I'm hoping to wear them this fall/winter. 

My favorite boots and how I'd style them:

1.) Combat Boots (dark brown boots w/ laces): Combat boots are so fun and unique out of all the boots I feel. They give you that perfect touch of "edgy-ness" but still look like a boot so it's not too rough. I like wearing combat boots with denim jeans, or even toughen up a delicate dress by wearing this style of boot along with a denim jacket. 
2.) Fringe Booties (fringes hanging from side of tan boot): Fringe is definitely in this season, you can find fringe on boots, sandals, handbags, and even tops or dresses! So to transfer your summer boho style to fall/winter, a fringe bootie is a must. I like wearing this style with skirts, dresses, leggings, or even maxi skirts. 
3. Two-tone Riding Boots (black top w/ brown boot): The rider boot is a classic fall/winter staple. These boots have been around for ages, and are comfortable since they are flat and normally go to about the calf-area, so not too high or too low. I love wearing my two-tone rider boots with skinny denim jeans, or tights and a dress, such a comfortable look and looks like you are dressed to impress.
4.) The flat bootie (grey boot w/ no heel): I always feel like this style of boot is very "indie". I'd wear this style with skinny denims and a loose cream colored top, with a long necklace and a floppy hat. This boot is comfortable for a day time look around the city, since it has no heel it's easier to walk in.
5.) Quilted Boots (black quilted style boot): Anything quilted always gives me "Chanel" vibes, so I see "class" in this style of boot. It has a fancy feel and probably shouldn't be an "everyday" boot. I'd wear this style with denims but a more dressed up look, like a nice blouse, or a chic dress with tights.
6.) Over the knee boots (tall heeled boot): These boots scream fun and out there! Definitely a boot that should be worn when fun is in the works, and this style will definitely turn heads. I like wearing this boot with dresses, shorts, skirts, and skinny jeans or leggings.

Hope you find your favorite pair of boots this season and rock them! Be adventurous and daring, have fun with your style, who cares what anyone else thinks! People will admire you for being yourself.

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