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Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

I can hardly believe that we are halfway through November!  Like it or not, the holiday season is rapidly approaching.  With my current schedule permitting little time for actual visits to my favorite local shops, I turned to the trusty internet for the perfect purchases.  Here are a few of my favorite female finds, all for under $50!

holiday gift ideas under $50

1.  Shemergency Survival Kit, $25 from ShopBop

The Shemergency Survival Kit is  fast fix for beauty, fashion, and personal care on the-go. The kit includes folding brush with mirror, hairspray, clear elastics, earring backs, lotion, nail clippers, emery board, clear nail polish and polish remover, shoe shine wipes, stain remover, static remover, breath freshener, lip balm, floss, pain reliever, deodorant and sanitizing towelettes, tampon, bandages, blotting tissues, and single-use lipstick. Packaged in 4″ x 6″ x 1.5″ pouch.  This will make a great gift for your jet-setting girlfriends.

2.  e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish in Smoky Brown, $1 from eyes lips face

The perfect color polish for the perfect price!  This nail polish is a great addition to any gift bag or for use as a stocking stuffer.

3.  The Unisex Circle Scarf, $28 from American Apparel

I actually own this scarf in asphalt and I LOVE IT!  It is such a simple, go-to scarf.  I literally just wrap it around my neck twice  for a chic look without having to fret over the styling.  However, if you want to add a little pizzazz to your look, this scarf can be worn several different ways.  In true American Apparel fashion, with this scarf you can; double it up, make it a hood, make it a shawl, make it a capelet, make it a figure eight top and even make it a one-shouldered dress!  Talk about versatile.

4.  Shea Travel Treasures, $39 from L’Occitane

The Shea Travel Treasures encompasses all that I love about L’Occitane (and their ec0-friendly beauty products), complete with a functional bag.  This set includes Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap in Milk and Lavender, Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Shea Butter Body Lotion, Shea Butter  Ultra Rich Shampoo and Conditioner and Shea Butter Hand Cream.  Shea Travel Treasures will make the perfect gift for anyone; your Mother, Grandmother or best friend.  Also, you can split it up and add the different pieces into your existing gift bags/stocking, etc. With the price tag marked down from $61, this gift set is a steal!

5.  Glitter Clip Frame Purse, $12 from TopShop

I love, love, love this – I just purchased two as gifts.  This adorable coin purse is the perfect mingling of fashion, frugality and sparkle.

6.  Custom Camera Strap, $30 from Sarah Frances Kuhn

I have written about my infatuation with these camera straps before, and now is the perfect time to re-visit these beauties.  If you are like me, your girlfriends do not venture out for an event without their camera in tow.  Give them the gift of fashion and comfort with these stylish camera straps.

7.  “Field of Poppies” by Van Gogh Umbrella, $29.99 from Amazon

What can I really say about this umbrella?  It is practical and beautiful!  I think any lady would be thrilled to unwrap this treasure.  It’s the perfect type of gift, something you would’t typically buy for yourself, yet still useful.

8.  MICHAEL Michael Kors Wool Pyramid Studded Extra Long Gloves, $35 from Bluefly

Give the gift of warmth wrapped in beauty.  These Michael Kors gloves are sure to be your girlfriend’s best friend as Old Man Winter rolls around.




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Deal of the Day: Ali Ro

Available today on Gilt, the charming Ali Ro!  This line boasts celebrity clientele such as Rihanna and Hayden Panettiere, to name a few.  With a variety of creative draping, flirty silhouettes and inventive details including ruffles and lace this line is sure to please the girly-girl within us all.  I wish I could afford each and every one of these pieces, but alas one may have to suffice.  Here are a few of my favorites available from this collection:

Silk Crepe Draped Skirt

Ali Ro Silk Crepe Draped Skirt

Retail $220, Gilt $89

Silk Crepe Romper

Ali Ro Silk Crepe Romper

Retail $198, Gilt $89

Hammered Silk Drape Dress

Ali Ro Hammered Silk Drape Dress

Retail $250, Gilt $109

Silk Ruffle Cascade Dress

Ali Ro Silk Ruffle Cascade Dress

Retail $319, Gilt $119

Zipper Front Silk Dress

Ali Ro Zipper Front Silk Dress

Retail $245, Gilt $99

Embroidered Silk Dress

Ali Ro Embroidered Silk Dress

Retail $308, Gilt $129

Silk Strapless Bubble Dress

Ali Ro Silk Strapless Bubble Dress

Retail $308, Gilt $129

Printed Silk Pleated Short

Ali Ro Printed Silk Pleated Short

Retail $196, Gilt $89

Silk Flutter Sleve Dress

Ali Ro Silk Flutter Sleeve Dress

Retail $286, Gilt $129

If you are not a member of Gilt and would like to be, please contact me.  I will be more than happy to send you an invite.  Happy shopping!


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A Fashionable Fix

I recently purchased a new camera because my old one shattered in my handbag – hip, hip, hooray!  As much as I yearn to always have a camera by my side so as not to miss a perfect photo-op, I hate carrying it around.  There is simply no fun, fashionable, way to to bring it along and it certainly doesn’t fit well in my clutch!  Since I am, by no means, a photographer I simply can’t justify keeping that nylon strap around my neck at every event I attend.

Luckily, Sarah Frances Kuhn, steps in for the rescue!  As an Accessories Editor at Teen Vogue she knows a thing or two about fashion.  Sarah Frances created these beautifully funky camera straps perfect for any shutterbug on the go.

Sarah Frances Kuhn cool camera straps

At around $30 a piece these are the perfect solution for the fashion-conscious photographer.

Sarah Frances Kuhn Cool Camera StrapsWant to snag one for yourself or your friends?  Check out her website.

Images via Refinery29

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Currently (Always) Obsessed with…Target

Just ordered this little beauty from target.com for a mere $15.00!

target floral dress

I saw this dress while shopping at Target recently and had to have it, unfortunately my size was all sold out.  I immediately went home and found it online.  I am certain this lightweight material will be perfect for an evening out in the sizzling North Carolina heat.  Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that it will arrive in time for me to wear the weekend of July 4th.

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Deal of the Day: Jeffrey Monteiro

Available on Gilt today, this chic line combines a tasteful blend of classing and daring.  The pieces are artfully created and impeccably tailored.  Below are a few of my favorite pieces from the collection:

Woven Cotton Wona Dress

Woven Cotton Wona Dress

Retail $ 450, Gilt $ 159

Woven Cotton Tolla Dress

Woven Cotton Tolla Dress

Retail $ 495, Gilt $ 189

Cotton Blend Asha Dress

Cotton Blend Asha Dress

Retail $ 475, Gilt $ 189

Woven Cotton Mara Skirt

Woven Cotton Mara Skirt

Retail $ 325, Gilt $ 119

Cotton Linen Rena Dress

Cotton Linen Rena Dress

Retail $ 495, Gilt $ 189

Woven Cotton Tripoli Dress

Woven Cotton Tripoli Dress

Retail $ 485, Gilt $ 179

Linen Cotton Gia Jacket

Linen Cotton Gia Jacket

Retail $ 535, Gilt $ 199

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Edible Art Meets Fashion

Check out these beautiful images from photographer Fulvio Bonavia.  Edible fashion pieces, yes please!

Fulvio Bonavia Raspberry PurseFulvio Bonavia food hatFulvio Bonavia food shoesFulvio Bonavia blueberry purseFulvio Bonavia food banglesFulvio Bonavia sardine beltFulvio Bonavia vegetable satchelFulvio Bonavia broccoli purseFulvio Bonavia rice rain bootsFulvio Bonavia pasta beltFulvio Bonavia food ringFulvio Bonavia cheese purseFulvio Bonavia candy braceletfulvio Bonavia candy earringsFulvio Bonavia vegetable undergarmentFulvio Bonavia cheese necklaceFulvio Bonavia food ringsFulvio Bonavia food sandals

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Crazy for Coral, and other Vintage Sea Life

Just when I thought I could not possibly love Target any more than I already do, I find this collection!  I have expressed my love for nautical inspired looks since day one of this blog.  Luckily, Target stores remain on the cutting edge of seasonal trends with this Vintage Sea Life Inspired jewelry line.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

Vintage Sea Life BangleVintage Sea Life White BangleWith the most expensive piece in this collection totaling a mere $39.99, this nautical-inspired ensemble is a budget-friendly way to update your summer look.  Check out the entire collection on Target.com.

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