Where Did 2017 Go?


Having a real nostalgic moment realizing it is almost Thanksgiving which means it's almost December which means it's almost CHRISTMAS and then it will be 2018!!!

Like what .....

I remember my exact thoughts of the new year of 2017, thinking how I just wanted to fast forward through the whole year until December because Ryan would be on deployment for six months (basically the entire year) and I didn't want to deal with it. 

And now here we are... a whole year later & done with and it feels like it went by SO fast. So looking forward to having my husband back in a few weeks (!!!!) but also sad at the same time because that means we will be moving away from San Diego soon :( I'm not ready! Feeling like I just found my groove here - running into people at target, walking to my favorite coffee place, and finding my clique! That's Navy life for ya..

AH so many emotions! If you've read my rambling, I apologize..

Let me make it up to you with this cute outfit here ---- xo



SHOP THE LOOK: 

- Top // Bodysuit: Free People - (50% off SALE!)

- Jeans: GAP -

- Shoes: Target -

- Bracelet: Ritani -

- Earrings: Ritani -


Holiday Gift Guide : 2017


The most wonderful time of the year!! GIVING is a major favorite part of the holiday season for me :) I love giving gifts and finding that perfect item for someone! My goal for finding that perfect gift for someone is for it to be something they would never buy for themselves, but love and use all the time! 

Okay I'm sooo excited to write this post! I got a very high response on insta-storie-poll that you guys would want a gift guide... so here it is :D Just click on the picture to take you to the direct link!

Hope you guys like these ideas - let me know if you end up getting anything :) 


PERSONALIZED PLANNER $60

Erin Condren personalized 2018 planner! I have (and always will be) and avid hard-copy-planner-user.. Literally always carry it with me in my purse and love to write down everything to lay out my week. These Erin Condren planners are the best of the best and have all different additions // personalizations you can add! (( Ordered the 3rd one for myself :D ))

Pink Le Creuset Oven 

$200

For the splurge gift - how flippin' cute is the HEART shaped dutch oven!! Found this on sale at Macy's! This is for the cast iron cooking lover. Plus totally instagrammable for the entertainer ;)

Love Your Melon Beanie

$30

These beanies are so comfy and the perfect little gift with an amazing cause! I love this company because they give 50% of all profits to children battling cancer. They have already given over $2 MILLION - read more here. Happy heart.

Ritani Earrings

$145

An everyday dainty piece of quality jewelry is always a perfect gift. *cough cough* haha but really! Something she would never buy herself, but falls in love with and is able to wear everyday - love love love the delicate pieces. Thank you Ritani for sponsoring this item. 

UGG House Slippers

$84.95

Okay so these are on my personal Christmas list ;) I loveeee me some comfy house slippers and UGG just is the best of the best. Perfect for our upcoming move up North!

YSL Lipstick

$37

Totally falls into the "gift that someone would love, but would never buy for themselves" right?? Cheers my fellow bougie babes. 

Pajama Set

$65

I got these pajamas and I'm OBSESSED with them. Officially getting old because I'm soooo into matching pajama sets now.... #grandma. But seriously in love with these specific pajamas I've worn them every night since I got them and thinking about getting them in a different color... comes in 5 different options!

Lululemon Yoga Mat

$68

For the yoga lover or that person getting a jumpstart on their New Years Resolution.. Personally, I ask for Lululemon stuff every year for Christmas! I stock up on leggings and jackets pretty much every year :D I have this yoga mat and it's been amazing for the past THREE years - worth the investment. 

MAN CRATE

$49 - $149

Okay so this idea was brilliant.. These "MAN CRATES" are customized for your dude - whether he is a golf lover, grill master, beer taster, camping lover, NFL customized stuff and EVERYTHING in between. Seriously like there is a bacon crate all the way to the knife making crate... Basically they send you this wooden crate and one crowbar and part of the fun is having to get INSIDE the crate and break it open! Totally a man's thing. We hosted Christmas last year and I got my husband, my dad, my father-in-law, and grandfather all different man crates. We set them up outside and watched them all race to see who could open theirs fastest! Probably one of the top gifts that year - and then we used the wood from the crate for firewood. Totally recommend for a fun gift for any guy in your life!

Glass Decanter

$31.50

Hope Ryan isn't reading this ;) haha. He has turned into quite the whiskey lover - Johnnie Walker Blue Label to be exact - and this was like a "click" moment for me to get him one of these! Perfect for styling the bar cart too so it works for both of us haha. He loves all the fun drink accessories so I'm thinking he will love this! Found another cute (simple) one at Crate and Barrel here

Patagonia Jacket

$139

Okay but I really hope Ryan doesn't see this post HAHA. Like all his gifts are on here - oops! He loves Patagonia and we are moving up to Northern California so this is a no brainer! Ladies - buy the things you like to style your man ;) Somehow I think his 10-year old ripped flannel jacket he always wears will get lost in the move...... 

Pajama Set

$70

Let's be honest.. most guys are not going to buy themselves pajamas. But they appreciate a good sleep set! Got these for Ryan for our annual "Christmas jammies" pic :D 

Bluetooth Speaker - Marley

$139.99

So when I first moved in with Ryan after we got married he still had the biggest BOOM BOX in the 

Homesick Candle

$30

How cute are these! Anyone just make a move to a different state? There is a candle for every state! My best friend actually sent me a Maryland one with OLD BAY scent in it.. dead :D

Anthropologie Throw

$128

As I get older I LOVE getting cozy blankets for gifts because I never buy them for myself! Idk I feel like I should but I never do and blankets are always a necessity for me (for anyone who is always cold). In love with all of Anthropologie throws - Nordstrom also has some good picks if you are looking for a lighter budget option. 

LOVE this one from West Elm for $49!!

LOVE this one from West Elm for $49!!

Ona Pitcher

$24.95

Freaking out a little bit that I came across these!! They were in our fancy schmancy hotel in Bahrain with all kinds of fresh squeezed juices at breakfast and I LOVED them!! This is like the perfect hostess gift too! So cute - ordered one of these for myself ;D

CHEERS Dishtowel

$18

This super cute Antro find is so good for the holidays - extending to New Years celebrations! Love anything related to champagne ;)

Marble Monogram Cheese Plate

$38

Another gift for the entertainer or crowd pleaser! Anything and everything marble please.


Thank you guys for checking out this post and I really hope it helped a little with that crazy holiday shopping! 

CHEERS to you and to a very Merry Christmas :)

xx


CHEERS Babes!


Does anyone else feel like this has been the LONGEST week ever? I literally thought today was Friday five different times today and then its ONLY WEDNESDAY. Over it. 

I'm getting excited for my parents to come to San Diego next week for Thanksgiving! We are going out to eat this year for the first time in my life I think haha and I'm actually really into it and NOT cooking. My husband is totally the chef in the family who loves to cook. The older I get the more I realize I don't really like cooking!! I stick to the same 5 meals pretty much lol and usually cook a big batch of food Sunday for the whole week, so I only have to cook once a week. I also hate to do the dishes so maybe that's it. 

Working on my holiday gift guides for you beautiful faces - hoping to be done by this week! 

Anyways.. how fun is this look! Details below :) 


SHOP THE LOOK: 

- Sweatshirt: Target - 

(from last year - don't hate me but can't find it anywhere!) 

- Skirt: ASOS

- Boots: ASOS x Boohoo

- Glasses : Amazon

for $9 hahaha