Gift Guide #8: NYC

Yesterday we covered monogrammed gifts, but another gifting idea is to rep their city! Maybe it’s his hometown, maybe it’s her college campus, maybe it’s where she dreams of moving one day, or maybe just a little piece of nostalgia from yesteryear… Everyone has a place that they’ve got some pride for! It’s kind of funny how that feeling changes over the years, isn’t it?

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Long-Sleeved Striped Dress

Happy Monday! I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away… Hopefully you’ve got a short work week ahead of you!

I recently got this long-sleeved striped dress and the modest length makes it great for a variety of occasions this time of year. I paired it with over-the-knee boots and a moto jacket for a work lunch on a slightly-less-chilly day, but it’s great with tights, pumps, booties, flats, or even sneakers, too. It’s one of those dresses that’s perfect for going from the office right out to dinner or drinks afterwards!

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Gift Guide #7: Make It Monogrammed

Back today with the 7th gift guide of the season! This one is all about the personalization, which is why I wanted to post it early. Most monogrammed gifts take a little bit of extra time because they’re made to order. So if you’ve got a monogram maven on your list, get your orders placed soon! (FYI: certain items can take up to four weeks.)

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Seven Years + Reader Survey

Holy shit, you guys. Pardon my French, but this past weekend marked seven years of Bows & Sequins. SEVEN YEARS. I started this blog seven years ago, on a Thursday night in 2010 in my college apartment in Champaign, and I really can’t believe how the years have unfolded. I can remember that day like it was yesterday, but when I think about how much life has been lived in these last seven years… wow. Never in one million years did I ever think this little blog of mine would turn into my business and open all of the doors that it has over the years. It’s seriously so wild and surreal to think about!

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Gift Guide #6: Fitness Fanatic

Whether they’re just getting back into a workout routine, plan to start one in the new year, or have been on that fitness grind for a while, there’s a little something for everyone on this list! I’ve included my favorite hair ties that don’t leave creases in your hair, a few bath soaks for sore muscles (adding to my list), the skincare brand I keep in my gym bag, and a cool new activity tracker that does not look like one.

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