I love traditional holiday decor. Green and red and gold and things that sparkle and light-up. Plaids throws, wreaths hanging with ribbon, and ornaments with character. Luxe fabrics like velvet and wool and satin. It’s all so good.
Behold! A curated combination of things I own and love that would make a great gift, in my opinion, for just about any woman you’re shopping for (including yourself)! I had to include a couple of those items we all want but never want to buy ourselves (i.e. that candle)!
Happy shopping! More guides to come!
Oh! And it’s all under $100 except for those fabulous velvet loafers which are worth. every. penny.
After getting my first pair of cozy holiday pj’s last year – and living in them – I’m just going ahead and stocking up on festive cozy pj’s now (some are already backordered). Plus there are so many amazing sales going on, it’s hard to pass on the deals. Sharing a few of my favorite picks here!
3. Red slippers
It is sweater season. And I’ve been wearing them since September – despite the 80 degree heat waves Chicago has had… once I’m in a mood, I’m in a mood!
A bunch of you ask what sweaters I’m wearing on instagram a lot so I am linking to a few favorites of the season. A few things you might notice:
- I loooove slouchy, oversized, comfortable styles. Paired with my favorite black leggings and I am good to go.
- I love ivory cableknit sweaters and firmly believe you can never have too many.
- Fun details are an added bonus.
- I love turtleneck sweaters on women and women alone. Sorry Everett.
Pretty much all of these have something special going on, and if it looks weird in the graphic (like I think #8 kind of does – click over and see how gorgeous it is on the model). Amazing for the holidays and winter season – and not just this season… for many years to come!
A lot of these are also on huge sale today – up to 30% and 40% off! Happy shopping!
1 slouchy button sleeve sweater
2. cross back sweater
3. the perfect pointelle detailed white sweater for the holidays
4. frayed stitched sweater
5. this mock-neck has a cape illusion that is very chic
6. tie hem sweater
7. bell sleeve pullover sweater
8. perfectly oversized cableknit cowl neck sweater
9. slit side bobble sweater
10. slouchy v-neck bow sleeve sweater
11. festive red ruffles for the holidays (runs a little small) – REALLY into cheery red sweaters this holiday season! Also got this one.
12. classic oversized cozy sweater
Which is your favorite?!
Also picked up these festive red slippers for the holiday season–currently 30% off!
Saturday night Dan and I hosted our second murder mystery party – the first was a “Murder of a Millionaire” for my 30th birthday two years ago – but this time around we wanted to combine it with a Halloween party and needed a spooookier theme.
Enter A Vampire Murder Mystery. We figured the costumes would be easy for everyone, the theme would be perfect for the holiday, and decorating would be super fun for me to transform our home into the Castle of Shadows, home to a vampire clan.
As you know tomorrow night Dan and I are hosting a Vampire-themed Murder Mystery! I’ll be doing a full recap w/ food, invitations, costumes, and how it’s set up w/ lighting and FOG MACHINE, but I wanted to show you a sneak peek of how the space is coming together…
Wow. October 15, we meet again. I cannot believe this time last year, I was getting ready to marry Dan at a beautiful house in Sonoma, California. We already shared a lot of the story and a few photos in this feature on The Knot, but I figured what better time than our first anniversary to unleash a hundred more photos on you! I’m fairly certain after this, you’ll feel like you were there.
I knew as soon as we moved into our house that I was going to decorate our front stoop for the holidays! And by holidays I mean… starting in October with festive fall decor. I posted about my inspiration here.
I teamed up with the folks at Home Depot–which has been my go-to source for plants, Christmas trees, planters, etc. for years–to create a harvest pumpkin delight on our front steps.
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