Okay I WAS going to wait until after Thanksgiving to start gift guiding. Then I didn’t. So let the gift guides begin! As you can see from the photo below, Hannah is really excited to talk about gift guides. They are her favorite.
A classic gold ring is the perfect gift for your very best friend. Give one to her and keep one for yourself. It’s like chic friendship bracelets (except rings and super cute).
For your astrology obsessed friend, these zodiac rings are super cute and beautiful on!
This is my favorite Etsy shop to buy jewelry. The options are endless for unique, dainty, beautiful gifts.
Pearls and sparkles make this any girl’s dream necklace.
These tinsel drop earrings are perfect for the party gal on your holiday list.
Help your jewelry loving friend get organized with this giraffe trinket dish.
For your friend who’s always changing her mind, get her ‘jewelry‘ that turns heads but is totally not permanent.
A Dress A Day Till Christmas Day: Is it possible to have too many swing dresses? I don’t think so. This dress comes in black and red and is only $58!
Now that Fall has become very real, some changes need to be made to my beauty routine. I emphasize a lot of fashion on this blog, but when I seasons change I usually change my beauty and accessorizing routines, too. Here are a few of my favorites for Fall:
To put it as nicely as possible, my hair is a bit difficult to deal with. In the summer, it is easier for me to embrace the craziness that is my hair — but the Fall calls for sleeker styles. Now, my hair is prone to crazy dryness and breakage so I constantly have to nourish and strengthen it. To keep it growing, I take a hair vitamin daily. I also use Kevin Murphy’s Luxury.Wash shampoo and conditioner — an absolute life saver for dry hair. This last product on the far right is a brand new serum from PhytoSpecific, it is called Baobab oil and it is so great for added moisture.
Next, of course, is switching my polish from summer to Fall. I love the dark, rich nail colors Fall brings. My favorites above from left to right are Essie’s After School Boy Blazer, Garnet, Aruba Blue, and Hot Coco.
Some darker Fall jewels are perfect to jazz up any Fall outfit. Anjolee sent me these beauties are they just gorgeous! I haven’t taken these earrings off since they arrived. May I also say that, if you are looking for special occasion jewelry like diamond earrings (ooh lala!), Anjolee has some beautiful pieces.
Last but definitely not least, statement necklaces are a must, must, must! There are only so many sweater/skirt/jean/button down combos a girl can wear. Statement necklaces make things much more interesting. The J.Crew Factory store has great necklaces for very reasonable prices, so check them out.
It’s official, I am addicted to animal sweaters. I have had my eye on this J. Crew Scottie Dog sweater for a while. When I saw it was 40% off at the outlet I just had to make it mine.
Sweater: J Crew | Jeans: J Crew | Shoes: J. Crew (similar) | Shirt: J. Crew | Jewelry: J. Crew and Swell Caroline
Time for my second installment for Couture Cinco. I will be talking about my favorite jewelry in this video. Also, I have no idea why I am so close to the camera. However, if you haven’t gotten a good look at my face , now is your chance!
Just in case you forgot, here are the remaining four members of Couture Cinco. Check out their videos too!
Couture Cinco is an initiative created by Dena and Leia to showcase five international bloggers who are all passionate about beauty and fashion.
I love this necklace. It is like carrying around a piece of the sea.
skirt: Etsy | top: Urban Outfitters | shoes: Target | cardigan: Old Navy | necklace: H&M | Headband: Barney’s