{gift guide for her}

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Another day, another gift guide.  Really I just feel like shit and I don’t feel like typing a recipe.  Or taking a #ootd.  Or pretending that I’m all peppy and shit.  So, another gift guide it is.
Once again, ALL tried + true or on my actual wish list for the holidays.
There’s something for the ladies that like to cook.  Lovers of pretty things.  And cute stuff to wear.
Those jams + robe are calling my name right about now.

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{gift guide bff + hostess + teacher}

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Today I’ve rounded up some of my tried + true favorite things.  Everything on this list would make for a great bff + hostess with the most + teacher gift.  I’m always on the hunt for the perfect little something for the chicks in my life.  You know, the ones that you want to put some extra thought into.  The ones that a Starbucks card or bottle of wine just wont cut it.  Don’t get me wrong, I like all those things!  Ha. 

There’s something for the lady who loves to entertain.

The friend that loves to cook.

Or the girl who just loves pretty things.

Oh yeah, and did I mention they are all under $25?  Yep.  Love my peeps, but I’m also on a budget.

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{shopbop sale}

I interrupt your regular scheduled programming to bring you this VERY public service announcement……
Shopbop is having a sale.
And I’m currently accepting applications for a sugar daddy so I can scoop up some of these great sales 🙂  Only till Friday night though.  Then the sale is over.  And your services will no longer be needed.
Ha!
I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again.  You need these Levis.
They are the “IT” jean.  GAP True Skinny are a close second.  I don’t know how to explain it, but they almost give you a nice little butt lift.  Sounds crazy, but you gotta try them on to understand.  You can even grab a pair for $70!!!  Do it.
I even wrote a post about it!!
Remember my shades from {friday 5}, yep, they are on sale too!!!
$55!
Check out my other picks and pretties that I currently have my eye on!  That Madewell bag is everything!!!
{shopbop sale}

 

xoxo stacyb

{christmas jams}

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Holly, Bailey’s Elf On the Dam Shelf arrives with Christmas Jams each year.  Normally December 1st.  If you read Friday 5 then you know that Old Navy screwed that all up for me this year…lol.  So Holly arrived on December 2nd.  Which, to my surprise, Bailey didn’t even notice.
I went for the less traditional Christmas Jams this year.  When I saw this metallic gold heart set I knew it was happening.  Super cute and Bay loves them.
She even mentioned that Holly has super cute taste and always picks out the best jams.  As if I have awful taste and pick out the worst…lol!  They were a hit!
In case you’re still in need of a festive pair of pj’s for Christmas morning…I’ve rounded up some cute options.  Target + Old Navy + Gap + J.Crew.  My go-to stores for the best kids stuff.
{christmas jams}

 

 

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{that bootie though}

As summer slips away…..
I had a small moment of sadness when I typed September 1st today.  Don’t you wish it was possible to push pause and make it last just a tiny bit longer?
I sat on the couch this morning sipping my coffee and searching Nordstrom.com (typical) and I couldn’t help but notice the season changing.  The cool crisp mornings.  Maybe pulling out my all time favorite fall candle helped a little too.  You guys, Leaves is back at Bath + Body.  Run!  Go get it.  It’s a seasonal scent that is only here for a limited time.
Can you feel it?  The pumpkin spice explosion is about to dominate the world for the next four months, beginning TODAY!  You’ve been warned 🙂
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Ok, sorry I got distracted.  Lets get back to Nordstrom.

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{easter basket stuffers}

E A S T E R // Easter basket suffer edition
Can you believe that Easter is only 18 days away?  Me either.  This month is flying by and I realized that I still have my St. Patrick’s Day decor up.  Time to get my Easter goodies bought and shipped before it’s too late.  I try to come up with basket stuffer items each year that I will need to buy anyway.  Swimming goggles + beach towel + rubber flip flops, etc.  Then I search for the cutest options and snag them before they are gone.
Here’s a few of my favorite things for Easter 2016.

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{wednesday wish list}

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S A N D I E G O // edition
Next week I’m off to San Diego to celebrate the bride to be with a bunch of my oldest besties.  I’m also in dire need of vitamin sea.  Stocked up on some of my summer staples a little early in preparation for this trip.  Soooo exciting.  What springy beauties do you have in your shopping carts?  Well, here is a small glimpse of some of my favs in my carts.
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How dope is this VS tassel cover-up?  I always forget to look at VS…they have some really cute stuff right now.
Victoria s Secret clothing
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The Target one piece arrived and I love it.  It’s not a granny one piece, I don’t feel 100 years old wearing it 🙂
One piece swimsuit
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Old Navy does it again.  So many cute dresses.  They even offered 40% off your entire purchase in-store over the weekend.  I snagged this dress for under $20.  Use code: ENJOY today for 30% off adult styles.
Old Navy clothing
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Last year the Easter Bunny brought Bailey the donut pool float and it was so much fun.  I see lots of pool/lake days spent with this adorable pineapple float 🙂
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I rocked these sandals all last summer, so I was pumped to see they re-release them for 2016.  Run, don’t walk to Old Navy pronto and grab a pair of these.  They come in black too.  They will be your new summer staple, promise.  Use promo code: ENJOY and scoop them up for $18.
Sandals
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J.Crew Straw market tote is my go-to beach bag.  It’s perfection.  Light weight and folds up nicely.  Use code: SHOPNOW for 25% off.
J Crew tote handbag
$66 -jcrew.com

I finally broke down and purchased a pair of Ray Ban Aviators.  I’m diggin them.  I feel so Tom Cruise-ish when I pop on these timeless sunnies.
J.Crew ray ban glasses
$195 -jcrew.com

Did you know that the legendary Panama hat gained its iconic status from President Theodore Roosevelt?  Me either, but I like it!  I love the sun and being in it for hours, but Im all about saving my face.  I actually bought my Panama hat from F21 for $12 and it’s an exact replica of this J.Crew hat.
Straw hat
$77 -jcrew.com

The ever so popular round beach towel/blanket.  It’s a trendy must for 2016 beach goers.  This Rip Curl version is lovely.
Rip Curl beach towel
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Carry-on Cocktails?  Um, Yes please.  Gin + Tonics too.  I’m sold.  I hate hate hate flying, so I have a feeling you might find one of these tucked in my carry-on for a in-flight cocktail.
Bar tool
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Instax are so fun.  Even for the 30 year old crowd.  And you don’t have to worry about these pics being posted all over the internet.  Score.

The Eyelet Midi in Ambrosia Apple.  Gorg, right?  Guess where it’s from?  This dress has been selling out every couple of days.  I cant wait to wear mine paired with sandals and some rad jewelry.
Eyelet Midi for Women
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Happy Hump day!!
xoxo stacyb