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“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life”

∼ Bill Cunningham

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Valentine’s day is just around the corner! Here is my list of favorite gift ideas for her and him!

For that special lady!

Victoria's Secret Gift Card
Victoria’s Secret Gift Card

Guys if you are ever unsure about what to get for your sweetheart, remember this simple phrase: “Nothing says I love you like a Victoria’s Secret gift card!” Well, that and black leather! They do go hand in hand after all.

Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum $75-130
Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum $75-130

This new fragrance from Chloe smells amazing! It is a soft, warm, floral bouquet with notes of orange blossom, jasmine, and cedarwood; and it is called Love Story! You cannot get anymore appropriate than that!

David Yurman Starburst 5 Station Necklace $950
David Yurman Starburst 5 Station Necklace $950

Je adore pieces from David Yurman and this necklace is no exception! This beauty features five starburst stations, accented with a girls best friend (besides you of course)………..diamonds!

Kenzo Four Tigers Printed Scarf $230
Kenzo Four Tigers Printed Scarf $230 

There is nothing more chic than a soft and trendy scarf. Especially when the scarf is finely crafted by the Italians! Your gal will love you for your refined tastes.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Pegg Leather Clutch $348
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pegg Leather Clutch $348 

Clutches are a necessity, and the perfect one at that! Every woman needs at least a few staple clutches in her wardrobe, and this one is a perfect neutral.

Nordstrom Colllection Cashmere Robe $266
Nordstrom Colllection Cashmere Robe $266 

It is an exact science that women love soft and cozy things. Most people will agree that you cannot get any softer and cozier than cashmere. A cashmere sweater or scarf is always a great option of course, and she will love it! Although, you could go the extra mile, and get her shoulder to just above the ankle luxury in the form of this sumptuous cashmere robe! Oh and it’s red!

For that special guy!

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flower Print Tie $190
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flower Print Tie $190 

I think Salvatore Ferragamo ties are just too gorgeous, and every man needs a tie, so why not get him an extra special one? I happen to like this flame red color, but it also comes in blue for those a little less dare I say daring!

Gucci Made to Measure Eau de Toilette $71-92
Gucci Made to Measure Eau de Toilette $71-92 

This new fragrance for men is a masculine blend of juniper berry, leather, nutmeg, and patchouli. It smells so good with a bit of spice. This will make your man smell extra stealth like!

Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses $150
Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses $150 

I think most men will appreciate a good pair of sunglasses. You can never go wrong with a great pair of Ray-Bans. They are always a classic.

Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet 10.1" $479.99
Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet 10.1″ $479.99 

Perfect for that tech savvy man in your life! This tablet is my personal favorite. I loved it so much that I was very sad when my husband broke it. I do love him more however, and that is why I did not break him! So yes I need a new one. Hint!

Jack Black Power Trip Travel Set $52
Jack Black Power Trip Travel Set $52 

This is a handy set for your significant other who may be a thorough groomer! It comes with a  3 oz Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, 3 oz Beard Lube Conditioning Shave, 1.5 oz Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, 3 oz Turbo Wash, Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body, 0.25 oz Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Natural Mint & Shea Butter, and a Premium Microfiber Dopp Kitt. All air travel approved!

The North Face Men's Apex Lite Jacket $130
The North Face Men’s Apex Lite Jacket $130 

I know we are approaching Spring, but this jacket is a must have layer for your man! This is by far my husband’s favorite jacket. It is lightweight, wind and water-resistant. There are other colors to choose from, and as always it has The North Face warranty.

Have you done your Valentine’s Day shopping yet?

THE BIGGEST ICE CREAM SUNDAE EVER

I have been pretty quiet on my blog for the past week, I’ve had a lot going on. So last night my husband took my daughter and I out for a family date night. After The Hunger Games we went to this restaurant called Dockside, which is at the resort about 10 minutes from my house. The food is pretty good, but what they are most famous for is ice cream sundaes the size of fishbowls!

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The cool lounge in the restaurant. Look at the fireplace!

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Speaking of fishbowls, check out this one that these fortunate fish get to live in.

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Oh no, I don’t think you understand! The picture doesn’t do it justice. All three of us could barely finish half of it! A colony of goldfish would be happy in there!

Have you been to any amazing restaurants lately?

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

I figured now was as good a time as any to do a holiday gift guide! I am all about online shopping! Most sites offer free shipping, free returns, extended returns, free gifts with purchase, and you can AVOID THE CROWDS!

Kate Spade Glitter Bug wallet, $98. Available at katespade.com.
Kate Spade Glitter Bug wallet, $98. Available at katespade.com.

This is just such a cute wallet! Who doesn’t love Kate Spade!

Tarte, Away Oui Go palette, $48. Available at ulta.com.
Tarte, Away Oui Go palette, $48. Available at ulta.com.

You get so much with this set. It is a $410 value! You get 12 eye-shadows, 4 blushes, 3 lip-glosses, a mascara, and a travel pouch; all in a nice gift box!

Dior J'adore fragrance gift set, $100. Available at sephora.com.
Dior J’adore fragrance gift set, $100. Available at sephora.com.

This is another staple fragrance of mine. It is so elegant. The perfect fragrance for those who love a warm, creamy floral; without the cloying effect. This set comes with a 1.7 oz. eau de parfum and a 2.5 oz. body milk; in a lovely box.

Michael Kors Luxe Leather gift set, $266. Available at macys.com.
Michael Kors Luxe Leather gift set, $266. Available at macys.com.

In this set you can buy both pieces separately, but if you buy them together you get a free gift box plus a bonus Michael Kors key chain, which is a $78 value by itself!

Coach Poppy Deluxe Mini Coffett, $48. Available at sephora.com.
Coach Poppy Deluxe Mini Coffett, $48. Available at sephora.com.

This is a cute fragrance set that comes in a cute gift box! The bottles are .17 oz. each.

Coach, Large Ranger Flap cross-body leather bag, $450. Available at coach.com.
Coach, Large Ranger Flap cross-body leather bag, $450. Available at coach.com.

This baby is on my list! I confess I do not own a cross-body bag. They are always too small for all the things I normally have to carry with me everyday. This one however, is actually pretty large, measuring at 13″ by 8″ by 51/2″.

Sephora Favorites fragrance sampler for her, $65. Available at sephora.com
Sephora Favorites fragrance sampler for her, $65. Available at sephora.com

The great thing about this sampler is that it also comes with a voucher for a full size fragrance! You take the voucher to any Sephora store and pick a full size version from the samples that came in the set! It is a pretty good deal considering that you get to try them all, the samples will actually last you a while, and most full size versions of these samples cost more than $65.

See By Chloe fragrance gift set, $105. Available at sephora.com
See By Chloe fragrance gift set, $105. Available at sephora.com

Yet another favorite of mine! This smells so different. I get compliments all the time. At least 5 of my friends have gone out to buy this fragrance after smelling it on me! This set comes with 2.5 oz. each of the eau de parfum, body lotion, and shower gel.

Benefit The Real Steal gift set, $24. Available at sephora.com
Benefit The Real Steal gift set, $24. Available at sephora.com

This set is nice because it gives you a chance to try the new They’re Real eyeliner for free. The set comes with a full size mascara and a mini eyeliner.

Stila Putting On the Glitz lip glaze set, $42. Available at sephora.com
Stila Putting On the Glitz lip glaze set, $42. Available at sephora.com

If you love lip glaze this is a great set to try! It comes with 8 lip glazes plus a cute gold leaf headband.

Philosophy, Holiday Merry Mint duo, $23. Available at philosophy.com.
Philosophy, Holiday Merry Mint duo, $23. Available at philosophy.com.

I love peppermint scented stuff when I am tired! This set comes with 2, 8 0z. size of the shower gels in Candy Cane, and Peppermint Stick.

Philosophy Iced Gingerbread Cookie duo, $27. Available at philosophy.com
Philosophy Iced Gingerbread Cookie duo, $27. Available at philosophy.com

I might just get this and not wait for my husband to take a hint! This set comes with an 8 oz. Gingerbread Cookie shower gel, and an 8 oz. Sugary Cinnamon body lotion. This makes me want to bake! Like now!

What is on your holiday wish list?