She’s On The Nice-List

For the girl who has everything, I’ve pulled my must-haves for the girl who’s always got your back. Office stationary, notebooks, statement jewelry & cosmetics or a fun, cozy polka-dot sweater… there’s ALWAYS something sweet to put in her stocking for Christmas morning! Click around to find something fitting for your besty(ies) – Santa’s only a few sleeps away!!

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1. Bodum 8-cup French Press $59.95
2. Madewell Eyewear $169
3. iPhone 5S in Gold
4. Work-it Honey Pillow Cover $28
5. ‘I’m allergic to mornings’ Coffee Mug $24
6. Gem Drop Earings $8.00
7. Kate Spade Journal Set $38
8. Polka-dot Sweater $30.98
9. Dior Holiday Lacquer $53.28
10. JCrew Statement Necklace
11. Limited Edition Lavish Luxe Gold Brush Set $26.99
12. Gold Acrylic Stapler $24
13. Kate Spade Box Card Set $25 available at ShopbyMonika
14. NARS Eye Paint $25
15. YSL  Mascara Volume Effect $30

Send Love w/ Minted this Holiday Season

Only 2 more sleeps & it’s officially holiday party season! That means making a list & checking it twice, making sure all our most-cherished & celebrated loved ones receive a festive holiday invite in their mailbox. In our digitally-focused day in age, what’s more fun than snailmail?! So head over to minted.com & shop around for the perfit fit. Choose classic gold or festive red to ring in the new year! Afterall, entertaining starts with a good first impression – did I mention the best part? Not only are Minted’s (family-owned) designs top-notch & super cute, but they are printed on their signature thick & luxurious card stocks.

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Sunday also marks the countdown to Christmas!! Why not beat the crowd & tackle the first thing on your Christmas to-do’s by sending friends & family picture-perfect Christmas cards created exclusively by Minted’s independent designers. All your holiday stationary needs in one place! Visit Minted’s Design blog, Julep here.

Christmas Series: DIY Christmas

Skinny Hot Chocolate Mix

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//Just 15 Calories Per Serving// Perfect Gift Recipe Here

Pretty Party Poppers

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Gold Branches

237213105342952722_5zVTQb8h_cSpray paint gold branches for chic holiday decor

Handmade Place Card Holders

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Garland

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Brass Baubles

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Christmas Series: Desert Tables

My favorite part of hosting a chic party has to be the desert table. It’s fun, usually the center of attention + can be themed to match whatever occasion you’re wanting to create. In our case, we are celebrating Christmas (YAY) so I’ve shared some desert table inspiration in preparation for this holiday season.

133982157635799644_tcSHpoEI_c Choose a (realistic) number of treats you’d like to serve – no need to overwhelm yourself! Less is usually more

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For more holiday entertaining inspiration, you can also visit my pinterest page here

I Luv Frends

Just because, I’ve become obsessed with these ultra-stylish headphones. I featured these beauties on my Christmas wish list here + I just can’t get enough. I’m hoping Santa will be extra good to me this year! My favorite are the Layla Rosegold. Visit WeareFrends.com for more details + additional styles.

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My Christmas Wish List

I’ve compiled my dreamy Christmas wish list. Emphasis on ‘wish’…

253186810271959838_l5OWWQoY_cYves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring

46936021088238779_wOP7zHCL_cNARS mini-makeup brush set

241716704971924892_QwOw8Ql5_cFrends Layla Headphones

210332245068726837_iNHk2rFj_cMarc Jacobs Katie Bunny iPhone Case

162270392794225681_bBOh1lv1_cEmpire Clutch by LUX

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91620173641047151_j8Ot2Chc_c‘Wake Me Up At Noon’ Sleeping Mask

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276689970827089621_Ln6MAOFY_cCELINE Leather Mini Luggage Bag in Cobalt Blue

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Oversize Geometric Pullover

Christmas Series: Holiday Decor

I’ve shared this holiday decor guide to inspire your Christmas creativity for a trend-setting home for the holidays. Here are some of my top picks for holiday decor. This year I’m loving a mix of sophisticated + traditional decor to achieve a festive look at home.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate a seasonal theme is by adding accessories. Mixing non-traditional colors like golds, pinks + blues are a must and can be used in accent pillows, vases, candles or decorative bowls filled with ornament in your chosen colors. Be creative + have fun in the process!

1. Use Vases + Cake Stands To Display Ornaments

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2. Mix Sophisticated + Traditional

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3. Update Your Color Scheme

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4. Incorporate Vintage

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5. Add a Fresh Twist to Traditional Holiday Decor

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6. Display Your Favorites in Decorative Bowls

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7. Warm Lighting

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Christmas Series: Holiday Spaces

December is officially here + to kick off the holidays I’m launching a new series that will carry throughout the month, focused on the magic + many details of Christmas. This series will also cover; holiday decor, entertaining, gift-wrapping ideas, party favors + much more.

Christmas is the most magical time of the year + what better way to celebrate than to bring these tiny details into your home so that Christmas-sy feeling can be felt by loved ones, all while setting the scene for some serious holiday entertaining. To start the series off, were taking a peek at some gorgeous holiday spaces:

Starry Night

Pink Holiday

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O Holy Night Mantel

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All-white

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Twinkle Lights

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Shabby Chic Christmas

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The next Christmas Series post will take a closer look at holiday spaces, + focus on the little details that make holiday decor so much fun!