2018 Gift Guide // Mom So Hard

This was supposed to go up on Friday, but sheesh I have been going a million miles a minute trying to do all the things for the house and for the holiday season. The blog has taken a back seat to life, but there is so much I am excited to share, starting with my final gift guide - Mom so hard. Because mom’s make the world go round, and they deserve some extra love for all they do, I put together a special, indulgent gift guide.

  1. Ça Suffit Tee - pronounced SAH-SUE-FIE - means "That’s Enough” in French, often used as an exclamation when someone is mad or exasperated, proceeds from this tee support one of my biggest causes, Everytown for Gun Safety.

  2. Powersheet Planner - because mama’s got big goals and needs help organizing herself to accomplish them!

  3. PJ set - thinking a pretty set of PJs should be a permanent staple on my Christmas list

  4. ceramic mug - cause there is never enough coffee or enough cute mugs

  5. bike trailer - now that we live in a darling neighborhood and have places to ride a bike, I want to be prepared come spring!

  6. to-go salad container - I bring my lunch almost everyday and a high functioning container would be life changing.

  7. multi use utensils - I am obsessed with having intentional and beautiful items in my home and kitchen. I want to toss (or donate) the utensils I bought back in my collage days and trade up for well designed fresh items

  8. a facial - because I deserve it!

  9. Swedish Hasbeen clogs - I have been coveting a pair of these “mom shoes” for years, and I just love this shade of blush


Gift Guide // My Wish List

My favorite post of the year, my holiday wish list! This year I'm looking forward to unwrapping a few little luxuries. From comfy and cute sneakers to beautiful cookware, I have all I need but these fabulous goodies would be icing on the cake.

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1. Santa, I am obsessed with this mirror

2. Still loving these earrings from J.Crew.

3. This cozy jacket by Sezane belongs in my closet!

4. I designed this tote bag and I'm obsessed! It is the perfect large leather tote, great for a travel or overnight bag. 

5. Cook Beautiful, the prettiest cook book, written and styled by my girl crush, Athena Caldrone.

6. It's been a while since I splurged on cute, personalized stationery. Minted has so many great designs!

7. I've seriously never seen cookware so pretty!

8. Heard so many great things about Away carryon bags. Think it's time for an upgrade. 

9. New Balance fashion sneakers. Because comfort is king these days. 


Fall Wish List

It's here, one of my favorite fashion posts of the season, my fall wish list! When I switch over my closet from season to season I like to take time to review and identify the holes in my wardrobe. This fall I'm loving some of the nods to the 90's with the slip dress and the knit number. The warm camels are very flattering and pair amazingly well with black and denim. Finally, I'm all about the boyfriend blazer (#9 is a steal at $35!), worn with a t-shirt, it's pretty much my fall uniform. Finally, finishing off the look with a delicate layered necklace and some sensible/cool footwear. 

Fall Wish List

1. blazer: J.Crew / 2. jeans: Urban Outfitters / 3. sweater: H&M / 4. slip dress: Everlane / 5. mules: Madewell / 6. knit dress: Zara / 7. white loafers: M4DE / 8. necklace: Rocksbox / 9. blazer: Target /


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  • 20% off shoes at Urban Outfitters