Dude gift guide

Here’s some present suggestions for the men your life!

Under Armour polo – $40-75

I’m fairly sure that my dad asks for a polo every year and I love these for their quality and color options.

Timex Watch – $99

I love the look of this classic watch.

Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 zip – $100

This is a pricey jacket but this is so warm and such amazing quality it will last forever.

Anker portable charger – $50

These are life savers, I literally have 6 of varying sizes and brands and they come in handy ALL THE TIME. You never know when you’re going to need extra battery and these can provide up to 300% charge!

Custom dog socks – $30-40

Literally you can have you or your best friend’s face on your socks!!

Weber Roadtrip Party Propane Grill – $40

Great for tailgating or camping!

Orca 26 Qt Cooler – $225

Just as good as a YETI, for 2/3rds the price!

State silhouette cap map wall decor – $36

This would be great for a man cave! Comes in all 50 states.

Rainbow Men’s Double Layer Classic Leather – $60

These are JTs favorite shoe option. It is a negotiation every time I ask for him to wear literally anything else when it’s over 60 degrees outside! Gift them wisely haha!

Alpine Swiss RFID-blocking bifold wallet – $15

My brother has his credit card info stolen about twice a year so this is a must for him.

Happy shopping, lovelies!

Festive Jammies!

My family never had a Christmas pajama tradition. We woke up in and ran down the stairs in whatever was on us and tore into presents. However, as an adult (and with the invention of social media) I can absolutely appreciate the picture potential of a whole family in coordinating jammies around a Christmas tree. I definitely think that it’s a tradition that I want to start when I have children.

That being said, here are some super great options for festive jammies if your family has a pajama tradition.

Women’s Plaid PJ set – $20

Super cute traditional option.

Santa, I tried 4 piece set

Hahaha enough said.

Flannel PJ set – $30

These would be great all winter long!

Red Pajama set – $30

These are unfathomably soft! They also come in gorgeous Christmas tree-green!

Reindeer leggings – $16

These are so cute and totally count as PJs that can be worn out side the house!

Alright, I know this isn’t me normal content but I saw this and the matching adult PJs below and I literally couldn’t help myself. This is so stinking cute!

Buffalo Check baby onesie – $30

Women’s Buffalo Check PJ set – $60

Men’s Buffalo Check PJ set – $60

Toddler Buffalo Check PJ set – $40

Happy shopping lovelies!

Girly Gift Guide!

Hey lovelies!

I’ve rounded up some of my fave present picks for the ladies in our lives!

Fossil Smart Watch -$275

This is gorgeous but pricey so it would be great to go in on with siblings for Mom!

Boss Babe mug – $9

For the boss babe in your life!

Sherpa quarter zip -$30

I honestly think this is the softest thing I’ve ever felt and it’s so affordable! It’s definitely an over sized fit so size down if you want the fit a little more snug.

Jewelry Travel Case – $11

This is perfect for the gal on the go!

THE Spanx leather leggings – $98

These are definitely on my Christmas list!

J Crew pavé circle earrings – $25

Great for any occasion!

Birchbox subscription – $10/month

This would be great for beauty lovers! This service sends you 5 beauty samples each month and for such a low price you can easily send these several months to find some new awesome staples!

Selfie Phone light – $11

This is the best way to get the “perfect” selfie from your smartphone. What we are all looking for in life!

Happy shopping and gifting, girlies!

Real talk in teal Corduroy

The other night I went out to dinner for my Brunswick bestie’s birthday. It was a small little dinner with a few friends and significant others. I wanted to pull together a look that was “fall-y” since we were finally having some cooler weather.

So I pulled out a pair of jeans that I don’t think I’ve worn in probably 6 months. I truthfully don’t know how to feel when I tell you that they were uncomfortable to be in or to look at myself in. I could zip them but there was a significant amount on “muffin top” going on. These amazing teal corduroy bell bottoms were the only long pants in my closet that would fit me.

As some one who has struggled with an eating disorder this is almost something to be proud of. However, I’m not proud. I’m annoyed that it means that I’ve been slacking off going to the gym even though it’s something that makes me happy. I know that it means that I need to add more veggies to my weekend diet and drinking less the whole week.

So as I write this I am wearing gym clothes because I did a 30 minute treadmill interval workout, I had a salad for lunch and chicken noodle soup for dinner. I’m making my way back to balance as opposed to leaning heavily into restriction or indulgence.

The first outfit I put together was not exactly suited for 70 degree weather so get ready to see that later on this year but I did up putting together a fall-friendly outfit that still made me over dressed for my BFF’s birthday dinner (and I didn’t care one bit!).

Budget Babe

When the boyfriend says he wants to go to dinner and you know exactly what you want to wear, that’s a darn good night!

I’ve been so excited about this outfit since I bought this t-shirt. Also, this t-shirt and this overall dress are $20 combined!!

Leopard shirt: $8

Overall dress: $20

Happy Shopping lovelies!