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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Sleeveless Hi Lo Sweater + White Denim

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Top Merona Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater | Jeans Express mid-rise Jean Legging |  Booties Steve Madden, old, similar here | Watch c/o JORD ‘Frankie 35’ Zebrawood and Champagne (enter to win $75 towards a watch HERE) | Earrings Rocksbox | Bag SheIn Chain Saddle Bag

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. I wore this outfit the past weekend when the weather was still warmer in Atlanta. I’m pretty happy for the cooler weather we have had lately though, it’s mid November so it’s about time! I paired this sleeveless sweater (that is the comfiest) with white denim. Yes it’s true, you can totally rock white denim after Labor Day (and I don’t care what anyone says!). White denim works if you style it right-pair it with darker colored, or jewel toned sweaters and boots. I really like the look of white denim with knee high boots too, it’s such a nice contrast. And this sweater is so cozy, I might go back and get it in another color. I was wearing it on repeat when I got it, and it’s only $25! I especially love this pretty deep burgandy/plum color. It is a looser fit, so I would recommend true to size or even sizing down if you want it to be a little more fitted. I’m also loving my wood watch, it goes with everything-dressed up or dressed down. Don’t forget to enter to win $75 towards your own watch here. You also get $20 just for entering too!

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving and all that comes with it-lots of great sales and holiday gifts. We will be sharing our gift guides very soon, so make sure to check back for that!

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Taste of Atlanta Recap

I consider myself a foodie…I will try just about anything, one of my favorite things to do is to try a new restaurant in Atlanta with the hubs. Atlanta is quickly becoming the food capital of the South, and the food scene here is ever-changing and fresh. Combine trying new restaurants along with a outdoor festival setting, and you have me hooked! I had the opportunity to go to Taste of Atlanta a couple weeks ago on October 22nd. Taste of Atlanta is a 3 day food festival in it’s 15th year, serving up bites and craft cocktails from over 90 of Atlanta’s best and up-and-coming restaurants. A food lover’s dream-you get to try so many different things! Not only is there a ton of food, they are serving up live chef demos throughout the day and even offer cook-along classes.

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One of the great things about this festival is that almost every transaction is done with your wristband. Not only does it gain you entrance, but you put ‘taste points’ onto the wrist band and that’s how you purchase food. I love this idea…it is SO much easier and quicker than have to do cash, or trying to find an ATM (if you are like me and never carry cash). It made the lines move very quickly so you weren’t just standing in line waiting for food. They could just scan your wristband and you are good to go!

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To put taste points onto your wristband, you could just do it online beforehand, or put taste points on there at the festival using ‘Top-up’ stations. I thought this would be a pain, but we were able to get more points onto our wristbands within 10 minutes of walking over. Super quick. The hubs is not a fan of waiting in line, so he was happy.

Now to the best part…the food. I ate so many good things, but I’m sharing a few of my favorites below.

‘Gangsta Fries’ from Bellwood’s Social House

These fries are AMAZING. Tasty homemade fries topped with blue cheese, chili oil, chives, and bacon. Does it get any better than that? Uhm hello ultimate cheat food. Bellwood’s is over in West Midtown, and is perfect for chill Sundays. (PS-they do a great brunch too!)

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American Kobe Beef Meatballs from Davio’s

These perfectly rich and tender mini meatballs from Davio’s, topped with a sprinkle of freshly shredded Parmesan and a light red sauce, literally melted in your mouth. The texture of the meatball was perfect, which is amazing considering they made a TON. Just a couple bites of this meatball made me want to try more from this steakhouse, located in Phipps Plaza.

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Braised Short Rib over Celery Root and Potato Puree from Blue Ridge Grill 

This restaurant in Buckhead holds a special place in my heart, since that’s where my husband and I had our first official date. They are known for a great steak, but their seafood selections are always stellar. This braised short rib was something I had never had there, but would definitely order again. It was so tender and flavorful, and the puree complemented nicely without overwhelming.

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Fried Chicken Salad Slider from The Shed at Glenwood

The Shed is known for their Fried Chicken, so when I saw this interesting take on it, I knew I had to try it. It was even better that I thought it would be! Still crispy from frying, but also that creamy classic chicken salad feel. Served on an H&F bun too, so you can’t beat that. If you haven’t been to this quaint little restaurant over near East Atlanta, get on it!

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If you have never been to a food festival like this, you have to try it! It’s such a great way to explore all the food and experiences that your city has to offer. I can’t wait to go back next year and try even more new restaurants. When else will you be able to try what so many different places have to offer? Hope to see you all next year if you live in Atlanta!

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Favorite Fall Home Decor Round-up

Fall is seriously my favorite time of the year. There is just SO much to do outside, the weather is gorgeous and the leaves are turning colors, and it’s football season too! Just makes you want to curl up with a cozy blanket and drink apple cider (or hot chocolate!). We have rounded up some of our favorite home furnishings for fall, most of which are very reasonably priced. These cute pieces of decor will help get you in the fall mood!

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‘Gather’ Throw Pillow  | Pumpkin Throw Pillow | Wheat Wreath | Foiled Glass Pumpkins

Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle | String Lantern Lights | ‘Thankful’ Door Mat | Plaid Throw

Plaid Flannel Wine BagCast Iron Pumpkin Dish | Glass and Copper Lanterns

Happy Shopping! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start! We have Taste of Atlanta coming up this weekend, so make sure to check with us over on Instagram to see more!

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Pretty Printed Shirt Dress with Booties

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Dress VICI Collection, sold out, similar herehere | Booties Steve Madden last season, similar here & here | Handbag SheIn Braided Tassel Saddle Bag | Necklace Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Tassel Necklace | Ring Rocksbox

This dress from Vici Collection is the best, I have been wearing it on repeat lately! It’s safe to say I’m slightly obsessed with their clothing, they have the cutest stuff right now. This dress is sold out, but they have a couple similar options, and so many other things all on my wish list. This shirt dress perfect for this (still) hot weather we have been having in Atlanta…it refuses to cool down! It’s almost October, so hopefully we will have some cooler weather soon. This dress is very light, so it’s great for now, but will still work into the cooler fall weather too. Just add knee high boots and a long cardigan and you are good to go for fall. I love the tie at the waist too, it’s flattering for all body shapes. Another one of my go-to’s lately has been this saddle bag…it looks like way more expensive bag but its only $31! Such a good deal, and I use it all the time. Paired with open toe booties and a bright necklace, I’m feeling ready for Fall!

PS-Have y’all checked out Rocksbox yet? They have great jewelry (like my criss cross ring and necklace above) that you can wear and return when you want to get new pieces. It’s like having an endless collection! You can get your first month FREE with our code ‘prettyinpeachxoxo’. Go check it out, I use it all the time and love it, because I can rotate out jewelry whenever I want.

Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

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3 Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

For several seasons, we have been seeing a lot of the “no-makeup” makeup look. Natural looking hues, with some contouring and blush thrown in. For fall and winter this year, it is the opposite direction: there are tons of goth-romantic looks with daring and edgy colors. Here are three beauty looks we are eager to try out these coming months, along with some helpful tips.

Bold and Dark Lips

I know what you are thinking…’duh, of course you go darker for fall/winter!’ But we are not talking about going from nudes and pinky peaches to berries and soft reds. No way. This fall, a very bold, dark lip is what’s coming down the runway. Think dark (almost black) rouges, burgundy, and deep plums. It’s all about dramatic and impactful this fall/winter.

Not sure how to wear a dark lip? It’s simple. Keep them the center of attention and keep the rest of your makeup simple. A few tips:

-With darker colors, using a lip brush or pencil is also a good tip for perfect application, since darker colors tend to smudge easier and you DO NOT want that.

-Worried about how a dark shade will look? Test it out first! For fair ladies, go with a color with a pinky undertone. Darker skin tones look best with a blue or brown undertone.

-Wear with the right clothes. Dark lips look best with colors and fabrics that stand up to the bold look. Wearing summery colors or fabrics with dark lips can look costume-y.

Curls and Texture

No more sleek tresses or beachy waves. For fall and winter this year, it’s all about curls, curls, curls. Voluminous curls have been seen at almost every show this fall, and there is a good reason why. It’s so pretty and romantic! The soft curls have moved into a more voluminous and done up style. We love the big fun curls at Diane von Furstenberg and also the 1920’s brushed out curl look from Zac Posen. And braids are in bigtime…the more twisty and textured, the better.

It’s all about great texture and body. If you are like me (who has fine, stick straight hair) this can be a bit of a challenge to achieve. A few tools to help you:

-Healthy hair is the foundation for a good style. Use a deep conditioner once a week, especially when it is dry and cold outside.

-Use a thickening or volumizing root spray or mousse before you style.

-Blow dry with a round brush in sections. This will help lift and plump the roots of your hair, making sure you get it completely dry.

-Use hot rollers in place of a curling iron. This will help you get more volume closer to the root of your hair and will set that curl in place a little better. They are also a little less hot than a curling iron, so they don’t damage your hair as much. And finally don’t forget the hairspray!!

Artsy and Dramatic Liner

Not sure how many of the runway shows you have checked out, but there have been some extreme eyeliner looks! Big bold lines and colors are making a splash this fall. It’s all about intense color or pushing the boundaries with black liner. No easy does it, natural look here! Think more modern and graphic.

A few tips to help you pull off a bold eye this fall:

-If doing a dark eye, keep the rest of your makeup simple!

-Bright liner is fun, put not paired with clashing clothes. If you are rocking a teal liner, keep the rest of your look neutral or with complementary colors.

-Rock the boldest looks in the PM. We love it, but we don’t think your boss is going to understand the graphic liner trend.

 

Tell us below what you think about the current trends for Fall and Winter, and which ones you are excited to try out! We love to hear from you!

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Labor Day Sales Round Up!

Labor day is the perfect time to score a few things you have been eyeing for fall, while also getting a few summer items on major sale. Who doesn’t love a good sale?! We have rounded up some of our favorite sales going on this weekend. There are so many good deals out there right now, but stuff will go fast and you won’t want to miss out on these great sales. We have linked a bunch of our favorites below, including a few items we own and love.

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Bauble Bar

They are having a great sale right now, and you get an extra 20% off sale items automatically applied to your shopping cart, no code necessary! Plus, they have free shipping. This Courtney Bib is normally $68, but you can snag the silver one for only $21 right now!

Bermuda Drop Earrings | Courtney Bib Necklace | Chunky Tortoise Cuff | Starshooter Ring Seaglass Bibb Necklace

J. Crew Factory

Everything online is 50% off, including new arrivals, even coats and shoes. Clearance is an additional 50% off sale price with code WOOHOO. Yes, woohoo is right. Some really great basics on here, make sure you stock up! You can’t go wrong with a striped tee or a sleeveless sweater for fall.

Striped Ribbed Long Sleeve Tee | Wool Mini SkirtSleeveless Turtleneck Sweater | Quilted Puffer Vest 

Express

Everything is 40% off store wide, including sale items. They have a ton of cute stuff for fall: swing dresses, cozy sweaters, cute outerwear, and some great work wear too.

Lace-up Long Sleeve Dress  | Leather and Canvas Moto Jacket | Cold Shoulder Sweater

Nordstrom

Some of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale have been restocked, and a few of them are on sale again for the summer clearance sale. Up to 40% off tons of really great stuff for fall. These boots I personally own and they are a must! I wear them all the time in the fall/winter, and they are on super sale!

Steve Madden Over the Knee Boot | BP Sleeveless SweaterKate Spade Leather Satchel | Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic

Happy Shopping! Hope everyone has a relaxing and safe long weekend, and you get to soak up as much of that sun while you can! I know that’s what we will be doing! Happy Labor Day!

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