Plaid, Please

I saw this tartan shirtdress (that’s under $100) on Mary a few weeks ago and knew I had to have it, too! (Have you heard the term “single white female?” haha) With all of the colors in the plaid pattern, you can wear it a million different ways. (I styled it two different ways in this post…) I also tried it on with tan suede over-the-knee boots and a pair of blackwatch plaid pumps and loved it with those, too. #PlaidonPlaid

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Gift Guide #13: Secret Santa & White Elephant Gifts

Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts can always be a little bit of a challenge! It’s hard enough picking out a gift for someone specific, let alone when you don’t know who will end up with the gift. And on top of that, you’ve always got a budget constraint! (Not that we normally don’t with other gifts, but these purchase limits tend to be very precise.) Whether you’ve got a gift exchange at work, with your girlfriends, or with your family, here are 15 gifts under $50 that are sure to please!

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Covered in Bows

I saw this little shift dress with the ticker tape bows and knew I had to have it! (It reminds me so much of this Tibi skirt I have from a few years ago!) The neutral colorway is perfect for the holidays and beyond. Wear it with or without tights (it’s currently FREEZING here in Chicago and tights are a must), layer it with a little turtleneck underneath, or even top it with a faux fur coat. Styling options are endless!

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Gift Guide #12: Summer State of Mind

This might just be one of the most cheery, colorful gift guides yet! We all know that girl that wishes for an endless summer… (Raising my hand!) Here’s a handful of happy gifts that are sure to put her in a summer state of mind. Winter has barely even started, but I’m already counting down until summer… Only 177 more days!

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Monogrammed Faux Fur Coat

Extra, extra, read all about it! I found these monogrammed faux fur coats on Instagram and knew I had to have one. Doing the most? Absolutely. But it’s so, so fun! Such a unique piece that I’ll have in my closet forever. It took me forever to decide on my color combo, but ultimately navy blue with leopard letters was the winner. (Bottle green was the runner up, but then I found this coat! #meanttobe)

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Gift Guide #11: Coffee Connoisseurs & Espresso Enthusiasts

It might be you or maybe someone on your shopping list this year, but we all know someone who prefers not to speak until they’ve had their morning coffee! This used to be me on the regular, but I try to opt for water before I have my coffee nowadays. Some days it happens, some days it doesn’t. I’ve shared my love for my Nespresso machine a million times or more and who doesn’t love a cute coffee mug? But I’ve got a few more ideas that support (local) small businesses… Keep on scrolling!

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