Holiday Sweets

Pretty pink faux fur vest, plush sherpa sweatshirt, the perfect white booties, denim finished with pearl and gem sprinkles, and a pom pom beanie on top…this look is as sweet as it is simple. It’s also an outfit made up of five great gift ideas that you can pick and choose from — for those on your list or maybe even yourself.
Since we’re all operating in hyper drive, I’m going to cut to the chase and jump right into what I’m wearing, why I love it, and why I think you (or someone on your gifting list) will love it too

Faux Fur Vest: So pretty in pink, right? I’ve dressed it down here, but it would look great over a party dress when you’re feeling chilly. Or, for pure winter indulgence, layer it over your favorite PJs and get cozy with Netflix and a cup of cocoa  — after all the presents are wrapped, of course. Best of all, this faux fur find comes in at under $35! Making it a great buy for your bestie, your sister, your daughter, and yourself! And, it also comes in black.

Sherpa SweatshirtNot gonna lie, this top is so cozy I may have to go back and get one…or two more. It’s keeping me warm here in chilly JC, and it’s also got the  potential to up my workout wear — especially if I’m going to combine going to the gym with running some errands. And it comes in lavender, pink and olive, too. A sweatshirt that’s anything but basic and a sweet deal at under $25. Besides yourself, I bet there’s someone on your list who’d love one.

Embellished Jeans: Raise your hand if you live in jeans. I know I’m wearing them more days than not. And what better way to elevate everyday denim than with a sprinkling of pearls and gems? While my Pilcro faves are no longer available, I’ve found some irresistibly indulgent options. Someone on your “nice list” deserves a pair, don’t you think? Similar here (only $22!!!), here (for petites), here (super sale!) and here (yup, super sale too!).

Booties: If you don’t already own a pair of white boots, what are you waiting for? The fashion forward style, high quality craftsmanship and walkable comfort of these booties really can’t be beat. I did snag them when there was a flash sale, but not at the 50% off you can get them at now. Honestly, these white boots are so great I may have to add another color to my shoe collection…stat. Want to wow the discerning fashionista on your lift? Gift her these! Two more affordable options here and here.

Beanie: I grew up hating hats and being cold. Now, I love them. Not only is a fun beanie a practical accessory, it let’s you make an easy-on-the-wallet fashion statement. My ombre style is already sold out, but there’s no shortage of chic, colorful options out there. I think they’d all make super stylish stocking stuffers! Love this (40% off), this (just over $10!) and this (designer style at unbelievable savings).

I’m headed to Los Angeles in 10 days (with Chris joining me on the 24th), and I do feel like the time to pull together all my gifting (and ship it out there!) is ticking away. I’ve also got to juggle styling/shooting/writing the blog posts I want to share with you. Put that all together, and it’s easy to feel that no matter how non-stop I make the days ahead, there is still not enough time to…get…it..all…done. So every once in a while, I’ve got to remind myself to stop, breathe, and maybe eat a little ice cream. And when that ice cream is from Milk Sugar Love, one of my favorite Jersey City spots, any day can feel like a holiday.

Photos by Kristin Moore-Gantz.

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