It’s Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas!

Happy Friday all!

Can you believe we’re only a little over 2 weeks away from Christmas? It’s been a mad dash to get my Christmas shopping done, but I’m just happy that it’s finally getting cold here in Georgia. And if you’re keeping up with the weather here, we were in a major drought, so the first sign of rain and I whipped out the Hunter boots! 🙂

There is no easier way to achieve the classic nautical look than with the essential striped pullover from L.L. Bean paired with Hunter boots. It’s an effortless and comfortable look that’s timeless and great for a busy day running around town. And the good news is, everything is on sale! Get this whole outfit for under $200.

Boots (Mine are from Nordstrom but I found some on sale for $90 here) | Pullover | Tunic | Leggings

xoxo – Natalie

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Holiday Spiced Sangria with Black Box Wine + Friendsgiving

sangria1Do you know how I get through the holidays? Wine. Lots and lots of wine. Just kidding…kinda. Seriously though, I think almost everyone can agree with me that drinking and the holidays go hand in hand. And I love some red wine (and so does my family!). I usually try to stock up on wine right before the holidays, because I know that I will be having guests over or hosting dinner parties. Let’s be real, you need wine on hand when it’s just you and you want to have a glass or two after a long day. That is where Black Box Wine comes in clutch. This wine isn’t what you used to drink in college (it’s ok, admit it). This is award winning varietals that even your wine snob friends will enjoy.

In addition to being delicious, Black Box wines are super portable and have eco-friendly packaging. Having this lightweight packaging is a lifesaver…no more taking a bottle of wine over to your friend’s house and worrying about that glass bottle rolling off your car seat and breaking. These Go Packs also use 65% less energy to make and have 53% less waste than glass. You can feel good about having that third glass of wine-cause hey, your helping the environment!

Black Box Wine is tasty on it’s own, but it’s also perfect for making a big batch of cocktails to serve at holiday gatherings. I love a good Cab, but I also LOVE to make Sangria. Maybe it was my study abroad to Spain in college, maybe it’s the basic girl in me. Today I’m sharing a great recipe for holiday spiced winter sangria, made with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon. It has all those warm holiday spices in it, combined with the toasty oak and cherry flavors of the wine…it’s the perfect holiday drink!

Holiday Spiced Winter Sangria

-2 Go Packs Black Box Wine 500 ML Cabernet Sauvignon

-1 cup brandy or spiced rum (I like to use this rum)

-2 cups apple cider

-3 tea bags of Orange and Cinnamon Spice Tea (try this one or this one)

-1 apple + orange, cut into small chunks/slices

Start by heating up your apple cider until almost simmering. Steep your 3 tea bags in the hot apple cider for 10-15 min. Pour your wine into a large pitcher, then add the rum/brandy. After your teabags have steeped, remove those and pour the cooled apple cider and tea mixture into the wine. Stir to combine. Core and chop your apple, sliced your orange, and add this to your wine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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We also wanted to share a few pictures from our Friendsgiving we had a few weeks ago. We met so many amazing bloggers and made a bunch of new friends. The best kind of women are the ones who support and encourage each other, and all of these amazing women are girl bosses who do just that. Our Friendsgiving was hosted by Erica of Eating with Erica. If you haven’t checked her out yet, she is talented food blogger who has an eye for food and fashion. She hosted us all at American Cut in Buckhead, and the food was to die for! If you live in the Atlanta area, you must have dinner here. Huge thanks to Double Cross Vodka, who sponsored our delicious dinner and as well as some yummy cocktails!

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All of our wonderful photos from Friendsgiving were taken by the fabulously talented and sweet Jamie of Jamie King Creative. It was pretty dark in there and all these pictures turned out perfectly! Go check her out!

Hope everyone is gearing up for the holidays!

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Wine Dress and Winter Ruffles

Hi everyone!

TGIF…we made it to the weekend! Weekends these days have been slam-packed with birthdays and holiday parties and it can be hard to find the perfect outfit. Do you go really festive with sparkles or simple with boots and jeans? I like to mix it up and dress down what could be considered a dressy look and vice versa. I recently found the dress below at Zara in New York with my sister. Zara is everywhere and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to battle the crowds, but I was so happy I did. I found the dress and choker below. I love it because it’s a frilled up shift dress that can easily be dressed up or down. Check out the links for more on this look and each of the pieces.

Be on the lookout for more holiday looks soon. Have a great weekend!

XOXO- Natalie

Dress | Choker | Boots

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Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers under $25

Happy Tuesday! How did everyone fare with Cyber Monday!? Hopefully you stocked up on lots of presents (and a little something for yourself too!). Good news is, the savings didn’t stop yesterday-you can still save some money and get some great gifts, without breaking the bank. If you have a TON of people to buy gifts for this year, this list is for you! All these gifts are under $25, so they are perfect for Secret Santa gifts, co-worker presents, or stocking stuffers! There is something for everyone on this list too! Let us know what your favorite is below in the comments!

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Monogram Necklace  |  Initial Jewelry Dish

Initial Coffee Cup |  Monogram Zip Top Pouch

Pinch Provisions Fitness Kit  |  Reflective Head Band 4 pack

‘Sweat Now Glow Later’ Tank |  Resistance Bands 

Bite Beauty Lip 4 Pack  |  ‘Christmas Cookie’ Shower Gel

Living Proof Perfect Hair Dry Shampoo  |  Pixie Glow Tonic

Beauty Blender w/ Cleanser  |  Fair Isle Thermal Leggings

Knit Beanie w/ Faux Fur Pom  |  Plaid Square Blanket Scarf

‘Cat Nap’ Eye Mask

Happy shopping, hope your week is off to a great start!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Happy Monday! It’s one of the best Mondays of the year too, because it’s Cyber Monday! There are so many great deals, and if you are like me and are an online shopaholic, this is almost better than Black Friday!  We are also sharing out second holiday gift guide, and this one is all about the gentleman. Great ideas for what to get your boyfriend, hubby, brother, or dad are linked below. There is something for everyone on this list; the techie, the fashionable guy, the traveler, and the entertainer. Everything is under $100 too!

**Scroll past our gift guide to see a couple of the best Cyber Monday deals too!!

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Cashmere V-Neck Sweater  |  Dior ‘Sauvage’ Cologne

Whiskey Rocks  |  Tumi Travel Kit

iPhone 7 Case  |  Fit Bit Leather Watch Band

Nike ‘Free RN’ Shoes  |  Bumble & Bumble Pomade

Leather Flask |  Barbour Leather Gloves

Moccasin Slipper  |  Patagonia 1/4 zip Pullover

Kiehl’s ‘Healthy Skin’ Kit  |  Italian Silk Tie

Plaid Wool Scarf

Cyber Monday deals! Score some great stuff and make your Monday a little better!

Amazon.com Because you guys know how much I love Amazon for everything and anything. Amazing deals on Fitbits, tablets, and electronics. Kitchen appliances are also on super sale too.

OldNavy.com  & BananaRepublic.com They are offering 40% off EVERYTHING online at Old Navy and up to 50% off at Banana. Old Navy has a ton of great gifts, and with 50% off at Banana you can snag some great winter coats and more expensive items at a super discount.

Express.com With up to 50% off sidewide, it realllly wouldn’t hurt to stock up on some cozy sweaters and that gorgeous holiday dress you have been eyeing (like this one I have my eye one!).  Oh, and free shipping is always a nice bonus too!

JCrewFactory.com 50-60% off everything, plus an additional 40% off clearance with code HAPPYSALE. Great for gifts for guys and girls, plus cute stocking stuffers as well.

GiGiNewYork.com Time to stock up-the more you buy the more you save! Spend $125 and save 20%, spend $250 and save 25%, spend $350 and save 30%, and spend $500 and save 35%. They have some great new styles this season, plus the ever popular fold over clutch.

Loft.com The Loft always has great online sales, but they do it big for Cyber Monday. 50% off everything plus free shipping with code CYBER MONDAY at checkout.

Happy Shopping Peaches!

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A Color Block Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday week, and if you are working… we feel you! Everyone is out and about running errands this week so I wanted to find a look that is casual but put together. A great poncho can help dress up any simple outfit and it’s perfect for transitioning to a full winter look. Awhile back they announced color block sweaters where in for this winter and I was hooked. I found this adorable one I’m wearing from Mango. It’s not available online but I found the exact same one on Bloomingdale’s for you guys. A great poncho and leggings are my tip for a great thanksgiving which we hope is filled with lots of family, friends, turkey and drinks! Make sure to check out our next blog where we’re going to up the best Black Friday deals, so you can spend it in this look running around SHOPPING! Links for the look below! xoxo – Natalie

Poncho | Leggings | Shirt | Boots (similar)

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her under $75

Tis the season! We are kicking off our gift guides this season with gifts for her under $75. There are some great gifts in here, perfect for your bestie, sister, or mom. We kept it under $75 on here, so you don’t break the bank of gifts. There are many great steal out there right now, like this adorable leopard print beanie for $25 and that stiped clutch that’s only $25. And let’s talk about these Bauble Bar Tassel Earrings that are to die for; they are on our wish list for sure! Some great beauty products too for the beauty maven in your life, like the Tea Tree gift set and the Mac makeup set.

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Bauble Bar Tassel Drop Trio   |  Stripe Foldover Clutch

Leopard Print Beanie  |  Hammered Gold Hoop Earrings

Quilted Puffer Vest  |  MAC ‘Sweet Nude’ Kit

‘Liquid Therapy Wine Glasses  | Moccasin Slippers

Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ Pendant  |  Cashmere Scarf

Metallic Gold ‘Swell Water Bottle   |  Voluspa Mini Candle Trio

Tea Tree Rescue Facial Gift Set

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