We’ve all talked about it, and we’ve definitely all felt it! As soon as I take down Christmas, I’m relishing the clean, pared down aesthetic. For awhile. And then, not so much. My house starts to feel pretty bare, and on top of that, it’s cold, it’s dreary, and it makes me long for spring.
As promised, today I’m sharing Part Two of my Holiday Gift Guide! Hopefully you read Part One which I posted last Friday. As I mentioned in that post, my holiday gift guide is so extensive I decided to split it into two parts. Friday, I released the Men, Women, and Teens sections and today, I’m concentrating on personality types. So whether you have a fashionista sister, homebody mother, or a foodie friend, I’ve got the right gift for you!
It’s that time of year again; the gift-giving season is officially upon us! And let’s face it, a lot of us struggle when it comes to getting the right gift for all the people on our holiday gift list. Whether it’s the hard-to-buy-for boss, finding the perfect hostess gift, or even buying for our own families, it can be a challenge. So to help alleviate that problem, this year I’ve compiled a comprehensive holiday gift guide for everyone on your list – by category!
Happy Thursday friends, and not just any Thursday! Today is the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! That means if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale today, 8 days before the general public!
Normally I’m not a huge sale person when it comes to fashion. I don’t line up for warehouse sales, or run to the Zara sale when it comes (even though I adore that store). But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly a one-of-a-kind event. This sale is the only sale I’ve heard of that marks down things that are new! That’s right, brand-new-for-fall items at super-sale prices! You don’t have to wait to get that item you love, so that by the time it finally goes on sale, the season is almost over. You can buy your new fall items, at a discount, and wear them first thing in the fall!! How great is that?!
Plaid in fashion…..
|One of my favorite pins ever! Love the colorful scarf against the camel coat.|
|I’m seriously in love with this coat! Why am I such a coat person when I live in Southern California???!|
|Tartain pants! Adorable.|
|Perfect casual winter day outfit! And those red wellies!!|
Plaid in Christmas decor….=&3=&
|Possibly the cutest porch scene ever! Perfection. Via Craftberry Bush.|
|Love the pop this plaid gives to this otherwise very neutral room. And how cute are those window shades?|
|Just lovely. Via Craftaholics Anonymous.|
|This is a tablescape I did recently using my new plates from Home Goods. The whole tablescape (with sources) can be seen here.|
|Via Better Homes and Gardens.|
|Again, just a touch of plaid in a neutral room can be very sophisticated.|
|Via Pottery Barn.|
|Beautiful! Via In Good Taste.|
|Just a touch in this room really pops. Via Pottery Barn.|
|Love this tablesetting. Via Williams Sonoma.|
Frasier Fir by Thymes is exactly like it sounds; with a “just cut forest fragrance.” Soy-based.White Fir by Trapp is another forest-y scent. Soy-based.
This candle is a new one for me this year and is actually hand-made by a friend. Frosted Spruce by Wynn & Roo smells like fresh greenery with just a hint of citrus. Soy-based.