Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Anyone else have a hard time shopping for the guy in their life? Ryan and I have been together for 17 years (yikes!) and I still have trouble shopping for him for Christmas/birthday. We haven't really exchanged gifts much over the last few years for Christmas but I think this year we might actually get each other something! 

With him in mind (hey, Ry!) and just guys in general, I curated what I like to think is a pretty great gift guide for guys! All of the images are clickable-happy shopping!

The Craft Beer Club: This would be perfect for those in your life that have a thing for craft beer, beer that isn't your typical, get from a tap beer. With this, you are sent a selection of craft beers from around the country, each month. It's the gift that keep son giving! 

Beard King Beard Bib: How many of you need this in your bathroom! While Ryan and I each have our own sinks, its always a pain when it's time to clean the bathroom. Those beard trimmings end up everywhere. This would be amazing!!

Bluetooth Speaker: What guy wouldn't want a bluetooth speaker? This is portable, has a 12 hour battery life and is water resistant. While it's a great gift for the guy in your life it could easily be a great gift for the whole family. 

Samsonite Golf Trunk Organizer: If your husband is anything like mine, he keeps his golf clubs and shoes in his car at all times. Something like this is a great addition to your guy's trunk because it holds everything from a golf outfit, shoes, and any other accessories. 

Ray Ban Aviators: Classic, timeless, good quality. These sunglasses are an investment but they are definitely something that will last for years. 

NorthFace Jacket: My husband has this and wears it all the time. I even steal it from him sometimes because it's so comfortable! What I like about it (and my husband will attest to this as well) is that it is so lightweight but still keeps you warm!

NorthFace Tech Gloves: These have special touchscreen fingertips which make it easy to still navigate your phone while wearing them. Can't go wrong with NorthFace gloves, right?!

Wireless Beats Headphones: I feel like this gift is a no brainer. These are to be great quality, and you can even take phonecalls on these particular headphones!

Bluetooth Droplet Speaker: Another speaker, I know! But this is waterproof so it can be used in the pool or in the shower and connects to your phone or any other music device!

What Do You Meme: We are always looking for new games to play when we have friends over, and this one looks like such a riot, one that would leave us all in tears from laughing so hard! 

My State Wall Bottle Opener: We have a cheap bottle opener in our kitchen, so upgrading to something cool like this would be welcomed by Ryan, I am sure. I love being able to personalize it with your home state, too!

Nike Air Huarache Run Ultra Sneaker: Classic, simple, good quality. These are the types of sneakers that could easily take him from the gym to out and about. Plus, the gray color would go with so much!

Under Armour Phone Case: This is something that I know Ryan would probably never buy for himself, so something like this would be a perfect stocking stuffer!

Hard Cider Making Kit: Ryan and I love hard cider. This would be kind of cool to try, and it honestly seems somewhat easy! 

Night Runner Headlights: Have an avid runner in your life? These would be perfect for them to clip to their shoelaces for their nighttime runs-gotta keep them safe!


Lady in Red + Cyber Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend! It was pretty crazy for me with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. It was exhausting but so great! Small Business Saturday is always the busiest day of the year for me-amazing to see so many people supporting local businesses. Hopefully you all did, too, wherever you live! I made sure to have some great new arrivals today for Cyber Monday AND I am offering 15% off and free shipping! 

Now onto my outfit! I as home visiting my parents for a couple of days last week and it was so nice. My little Thanksgiving break is never long enough, but I am grateful for the two days I do get. I wore this when we were out and about visiting family! I have this jacket in black and am waiting for the navy to arrive in the mail. I am usually not one to purchase so many jackets but I desperately needed to update them-most of what I had didn't fit or were just worn out! 

As far as Cyber Monday goes, follow along on facebook and instagram as I will be sharing my finds and purchases throughout the day!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Top: Target /// Jeans: American Eagle /// Shoes: Target (similar) /// Bag: Target /// Belt: Old Navy


Black Friday Weekend Sales Roundup

I've rounded up my favorite picks from some of my go-to retailers!! Check back throughout the weekend as I update sales and my picks!

30% off everything. Use code EPIC30

50% off sitewide w/ code CELEBRATE on orders $30+
Free shipping for a limited time

50% off your entire purchase, an extra 10% off when you spend $100 or more, free shipping
Use code FRENZY

50-60% off everything with code FRIYAY

50% off everything with code FRIYAY

50% off entire purchase


Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25

It's Holiday Gift Guide season-are you excited or are you excited? I promise to not go overboard with gift guides. It's not really my thing to turn my blog into gift guide after gift guide, but I do like to share some great finds with you all and be of any help I can be!

Take a look at my finds, and click on any of the images to shop them directly!

Tassel Earrings: These are just fun, adorable earrings that would make such a cute gift. If you have a gal in your life that loves to jazz up her looks with fun pieces, these are perfect!

Stud Earrings: You really can't go wrong with simple, classic earrings like these. These are a great idea for women who like to wear simple, everyday wear earrings. They come in multiple colors, too!

Travel Jewelry Case: If you wanted to spend a little more than $25 you could grab this travel case to go with the earrings, although it would make a sweet gift by itself It's currently on sale (for under $25) and is super on trend with the velvet.

Bartending Glasses: I love this idea-it's a great hostess gift or even for a cocktail lover in your life! These glasses take the guesswork out of crafting the perfect cocktails!

Pave Ear Cuff: I have this and absolutely love it! It's super chic and is great for all gals because you obviously don't have to have your ears pierced to wear it!

beautyblender: Again, another item I have and love. It works so well, lasts (if you keep it clean), and is perfect for any gal who is a sucker for makeup!

Accent Doormat: Not a traditional gift, but again, could be another cute hostess gift or a gift for a first time homeowner.

L'Occitane Hand Cream Set: These hand creams are the best and work so well. Buy the set and gift individually (could be cute stocking stuffers) or just give the set....either way, the person who gets these are lucky!

Beeswax Reusable Sandwich Wrap: I have not personally used this but I have seen it used and it is pretty amazing. Handmade from cotton and infused with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin, it creates a moisture resistant seal around your food and can be used over and over. I think this is such a unique gift!

Champagne Cupcake Baking Kit: Got a champagne lover in in your life? This gift puts a little spin on gift giving. Rather than just gifting a bottle of their favorite champagne, maybe add in this little gift set, or better yet, give it to them and make a fun girls night baking them and eating them together!

Tassel Charger Keychain: What person would not want something like this? With everyone being so glued to their devices, this is some handy and chic to always have on you! And it's totally affordable!

Trinket Dish: I don't know what it is about a trinket dish, but I need all of them. I think they are so adorable, and a great "filler" for around the house. I do think they are truly good catch alls for random things!

Rose Salve Lip Balm: This stuff is the balm (see what I did there?!). I not only love the smell, but it works so well too. I have used their Rose Salve before and it has done wonders. I can't recommend their products enough!

Makeup Brush and Bag Set: You really can't go wrong with a new makeup brush set. I always get so excited when I get new makeup brushes...you really can't beat the feeling of apply makeup with fresh brushes that are so adorable!

Glitter Bomb Water Bottle: Is it just me or does water taste better out of a cute water bottle? Grab this for an easy holiday gift, or better yet, fill it with a variety of flavored water mixes in their go-to flavor to make it a little bit more personal!

Two Tone Pompom Beanie: This hat is so adorable and is one that would definitely get a lot of wear. Find another inexpensive scarf to pair with it and you have the cutest gift set!

Contrast Plaid Scarf: I love this scarf! I may even classify this as a gift I'd buy with the intentions of giving it to someone else but then keeping for me! (I know I am not alone in this, right?!?!).

Makeup Brush Cleaning Pad: I am pretty sure I had this on my gift guide last year, but it's worth of making another appearance! Makes cleaning your brushes so easy!

Wine Wipes: I mean, who wouldn't need these?!?! Well, I may not because I am more of a moscato drinker but I know a ton of gals (and guys) who could use these and love them! Again, another great hostess gifts, or things to have on hand at home!


Oversized, Cozy Cardigan

I've honestly lost count of how many times I have worn this cardigan since I bought it. It is so comfortable and I love the color of it! Despite it being just a tad too big (hindsight, I should have sized down), it has gotten a lot of wear! I wear it a lot around the house, because it just has  a cozy vibe to it, but it gets just as much wear out and about. 

We are gearing up for a busy week with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, so I have been outfit planning just to make packing a little easier. This cardigan will for sure be tossed into my suitcase. I plan on dressing it down with a graphic tee and some cute kicks! So versatile!

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Express /// Scarf: Loft /// Top: Nordstrom /// Jeans: Elizabeth & West /// Shoes: Nordstrom /// Hat: Elizabeth & West (similar)


Friday Series: OOTD Roundup

Happy Friday!

Time for another roundup of my weekly outfits that don't make it to the blog (except for Monday's outfit....that did actually make it to the blog on Wednesday)! 

I think my favorite look from this week was the long sleeveless cardigan...I love that I can wear it with so many different things I already have in my closet! 

What's your favorite look of the week?!

Jacket /// Top /// Skirt /// Shoes

Top /// Pants /// Shoes (similar)

Vest /// Top (similar) /// Jeans /// Shoes /// Hat 

Jacket (similar) /// Tee /// Jeans /// Shoes


Velvet Midi Skirt: Two Ways

I've had this skirt for a couple of weeks now, but I was waiting for the right time to wear it. What was the right time, in my mind? Not a clue! When I initially got it I knew I wanted to wear it a little more dressed down-pairing it with my moto jacket or denim jacket was crossing my mind. 

Despite my typically casual wardrobe I knew I could easily dress it up. I wanted to stick to the pink family and keep my dressed up look somewhat monochromatic. I had this sweater that was waiting to be worn, so I thought I would give it a try! (I also can't wait to wear this sweater with some high waisted jeans-it has a little bit of a cropped look to it-and my blush velvet loafers). 

I realized the baggy sweater with a skirt look isn't for everyone, but there is something about it that I just love! Tossing on my blush heels was the perfect finishing touch!

What's great about this skirt is that it would be perfect for any holiday parties you might have coming up. While it's not your typical go-to color for this time of year, it does have somewhat of a festive feel to it! 

Outfit Details:
Skirt: Target /// White Tee: Target /// Moto Jacket: Old Navy /// Sneakers: Target /// Bell Sleeve Sweater: Nordstrom /// Heels: Steve Madden 


The Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit

I feel like winter showed up a little early here in PA. Frigid temps, wind. The only thing missing is snow! There are temps where it's a bit chilly and I probably could wear a jacket but can make do without, then there are temps where there is just no way around it and a jacket is a must! 

That was this weekend! I am so glad I was able to snag this jacket (in red, too) for 50% off-perfect timing, right? I ended up sizing up so there would be room for layering and so I could actually zip it. While it does fit great, I do feel like the sleeves are a tad long and the jacket is slightly big. But, my true size was just the opposite. just a tad too small for layering. I guess I am somewhat in between sizes, unfortunately! I do feel like I am glad I did size up because I know I will be layering a lot with these jackets this winter! 

This sweater tunic is also perfect-so glad I grabbed it on sale. I was tempted to get it in black, but I already had a black sweater similar to it. I loved this deep blue color and knew I didn't have anything similar to this color already. 

Honestly, this would make the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving. Leggings that have the perfect amount of give for all the delicious food you'll eat, and a gorgeous, cozy, sweater!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Sweater: Loft /// Leggings: Spanx via Eloquii (non plus size version) /// Shoes: Nordstrom /// Backpack: Target


Friday Series: Weekly #OOTD Roundup

I felt like this week my outfits weren't too adventurous or anything to write home about, but I promised this weekly series of my day to day looks, so here we are! 

The outfit I wore Monday gets worn probably once a week. I mean, with the long, cozy cardigan how can I not wear it all the time? 

This was one of those week's where I just wasn't feeling myself so I tossed on whatever. I have to say, yesterday's outfit with the basic black sweater was my fave! 

Sweater /// Jeans /// Booties /// Hat

Cardigan /// Tee /// Jeans /// Booties (similar) /// Scarf (super old) 


Vested Weekend

Hope you all had a great weekend. We enjoyed one of our last weekends without plans until Christmas! I am pretty certain we literally have something every weekend until the holiday's are over. Exciting and exhausting all at the same time, no? 

We had our usual Sunday of church, Dunkin Donuts, and grocery shopping. I usually keep it pretty casual for church, so this turtleneck and vest was perfect! I couldn't find this exact color online, but they do have it in stores! 

Outfit Details:
Vest: Old Navy (exact color in store) /// Top: Target /// Jeans: Elizabeth & West /// Shoes: Target /// Bag: c/o Charming Charlie