The tale of the Christmas boots…

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of black boots for about three months now. At first I thought I wanted a heeled boot, but after making my new 3/4 mile walk to and from work, I decided flat boots would be GREAT! I was after Thanksgiving shopping with T when I stumbled upon these beauties…. The Tory Burch Calista Riding Boot.

Tory Burch Calista Boot

Love at first sight.

The salesman at Neiman Marcus said “You should get them now, they won’t be here long.”  To which I replied, “I just can’t justify buying myself such nice boots right before Christmas.”  I actually just thought he was in it for the commission MOOLAH. Turns out he was right…

T went to find the boots a couple of weeks later, and they were no more. BUT fear not my fellow readers! See, I have the most amazing boyfriend in the world. He called Saks, Bloomingdales, Shopbop, Neimans, Bergdorf Goodman, and Tory Burch directly, until he got an insider secret. A boutique in New York. He called and they had one pair in my size! What are the odds?! They even shipped them to him for free. Christmas Angels, I tell ya.

This was by far the biggest Christmas surprise, and I am probably the most lucky girl in the world. A man that will hunt down the perfect TB boots, I should put a ring on it. JK! But for real, I will cook him an amazing dinner this weekend. If you are lucky, I will post pics and a recipe…

Unfortunately, I do not have a link for this boot since they are sold out everywhere, BUT the ‘Jenna’ is on super sale at Nordstrom!



January 3, 2013. Tags: , , . Fashion. 1 comment.

Wrap it up

Last year I bought fun embellishments for my holiday packages such as lace, silk flowers, glittered snow flakes, and buttons. This year, I think I am going to do less embellishing, and let the paper talk for itself. Here are a few of my favorite wraps for holiday gifts.


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What is your go-to for packaging during the holidays?


December 3, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Crafts. Leave a comment.

Gifts for different budgets!

With Christmas around the corner, it is safe to say I have started planning the gifts I will be giving. I enjoy making a list of my loved ones and what they will receive, more than creating my own list. Below are 5 items at different price points to consider giving to your favorites! I personally own all of these products, and can recommend them first hand!

$27 Jon Hart “Cool It” – Perfect if you have several friends you need to buy for!

$40 Two pack of 24 oz. Tervis Tumblers – Great gift for parents or grandparents. You can add a monogram, sports team logos and MUCH more!

$60 Kate Spade New York ‘daycation-leila’ pouch – This is the perfect size for tossing makeup or jewelry in!

$76 Fan di Fendi Eau da Parfum – LOVE this scent!

$100 HOBO International ‘Lauren’ clutch– AMAZING. Can be used as a wallet or clutch. I have it in this stone color, and it goes with everything!

What is your go-to gift?

October 17, 2011. Tags: , , , . Gifts. Leave a comment.