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Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Tis the season for gift giving. From hostess gifts to presents for your family to picking up a “little something” for a friend you’re meeting for drinks.

Well, I’m here to help! Here’s my holiday gift giving guide to tackle everyone on your list this season.

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The HomebodyPlaid Moccasin Slippers {cute & cozy, perfect for your favorite Netflix lover}

Beauty LoverTarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette {contouring and highlighting made easy}

The ExpectingBaby Coming Home Outfit {the cutest monogrammed set ever for the friend or family member expecting the big push to come soon}

TravelerAerie Super Scoop One Piece Swimsuit {a flattering, fun suit for her next travel adventure}

Coffee ObsessedGold Monogram Mug {a coffee lover’s favorite accessory}

Kitchen LoverInstant Pot Pressure Cooker {a killer tool for someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen}

Party Girl – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector {the perfect way to counteract late nights and vino!}

CollectorGolden Glass Shadow Box {a chic way for a collector to display their favorite goodies}

Outdoorsy TypeFlannel Blanket Scarf {perfect for cozying up inside by the fire or stomping through the snow}

Beauty BabeCharlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Set {a killer set for someone who loves quality skin care}

Helpful KidsStriped Kids Apron {perfect for the kid who loves to help mom and dad in the kitchen}

How many people are on YOUR shopping list?

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Holiday Stress Survival Tips

The holidays are wonderful.

Great food. Loved ones. Travel. Parties. Decorations. Skiing trips.

But there’s also stress. A lot of stress. More stress than any other time of the year. Hosting parties, attending a never-ending stream of holiday events, making food, waiting in long lines, holiday traffic & travel, and shopping, shopping, shopping.

Since you have to take the not-so-good with the great, here are a few tips to help you survive this holiday season in one happy, grateful piece.

  • Stay Organized: To Do Lists, planners, and digital calendars are all great ways to keep yourself on top of your obligations. There’s nothing worse than realizing that you’re late for something, missed an event, or need an emergency gift, so be as diligent as you can about putting things in your calendar.

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  • Find Your Zen: Whether you’re a fan of meditation, find breath work relaxing, or know the joy that is a fulfilling yoga practice, make sure that you make time for those mind-clearing activities.
  • Move: Exercise is one of the best ways to combat stress. Not only does it get endorphins pumping that lift your mood, but it gives you time away from your stressors to get perspective. So run or grab a class or even just go for a walk.
  • Me Time: Buy your favorite flowers for your bedside table, light some delicious candles at home, take a hot bubble bath, get a deep tissue massage – Whatever works for your schedule, make space for a little me time.
  • Accept that things won’t always work out, and that’s why there’s wine. Cheers!

Need more tips? Check out Links You’ll Love: Stress Busting.

Do YOU have a go-to stress coping mechanism?

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Makeup Favorites: Current Must Haves

I go through phases with my makeup routine, and with my products of choice. I love trying new brands and new products, but I definitely hold on to a few of my favorites at all times.

My makeup regime is quick & simple – When you start work as early as I do, you understand that time is of the essence and you don’t mess around.

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Here’s my current, tried & true, list of Must Have make-up products.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Blush Contouring Compact: This is little baby is basically contouring for dummies. It has flattering, easy-to-apply highlighter, bronzer, and super sweet coral blush.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage: This is a lifesaver, cover dark circles & blemishes with one compact.

Bare Minerals Volume Mascara: Quick & easy application that lasts all day. What more could you want from a mascara?

Clinique Liquid Eyeliner Pen: I love a classic black cat eye and this eyeliner pen is ridiculously easy to use. Plus, bonus, you can quickly update your clean daytime line to a bolder nighttime look after work!

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Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil: Eyebrows are important to me, not only do they frame the face and give your look a focal point, but they’re downright trendy right now. This pencil will help you tame and highlight your brows.

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Shaping Duo: This is all a girl needs to get the perfect brows. Brushes, two colors, and emergency tweezers.

Want to see more of my favorite products and skin care? Check out:

What’s in YOUR makeup bag?

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MCLV Style: Tiffany and Co.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Nothing goes quite as well with stunning Tiffany and Co jewelry quite like the perfect little black dress.

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Little Black Dress – Erin by Erin Fetherston

Black Heels – Sam Edelman

Jewelry – Tiffany and Co 

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My favorite LBD for this season is this chic little number from Erin by Erin Fetherston. It’s simple enough that you have endless styling options, but still visually interesting enough to give it a little something extra.

A little black dress is a classic, but you still want to stand out from the crowd, after all!

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

So put on your favorite LBD and come visit me at the Tiffany and Co on Post Street this Thursday for some serious jewelry inspiration and tips on mixing & matching.

Get details & RSVP here!

Missed one of my previous Tiffany and Co collaborations? Never fear, I’ve got you covered:

Are YOU coming to visit us at Tiffany and Co?

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Holiday Style Party: Tiffany and Co

I have some wonderful news today, my darling readers. I’ve teamed up with everyone’s favorite luxurious jewelry store again this Winter for an exciting shopping event.

The oh-so-fabulous Jill of Champagne for Everyday and I would like to invite all of you Bay Area residents to join us for a fun, stylish soiree at the Tiffany and Co on Union Square:

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  • Where: Tiffany & Co. – 350 Post Street
  • When: Thursday, December 10th from 6pm-8pm
  • What: Shopping, bites & stylish fun
  • RSVP: Email Laura Lin at laura.lin@tiffany.com

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Little Black Dress – Erin by Erin Fetherston

Black Heels – Sam Edelman

So please, join us for shopping & champagne on Thursday, December 10th. Just two of the wonderful things to do at Tiffanys!

We’ll be helping you pick out pieces and teach you how fun mixing & matching metals and collections is while you get a chance to try on gorgeous jewelry, sip bubbly, pose for photographers, and get through your holiday shopping list.

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

Whether you’re shopping for family and friends, picking out a gift for yourself, or looking for the perfect piece to drop some hints about – We’ll be there to help you find just what you need.

What’s YOUR holiday style?

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