Fall Style Classic: Flannel at the Dallas Arboretum

dallas arboretum pumpkin village

arboretum pumpkin village

Hey everyone! It really feels like fall right now in Dallas and I just got around to visiting the Dallas Arboretum’s Pumpkin Village! Its been raining a ton here and there were a few hours of sunshine Sunday morning so David surprised me with tickets! Last Christmas, he surprised me with tickets to their 12 Days of Christmas light display and that was lovely. The Pumpkin Village may have topped it though!

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cinderella pumpkins

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So everything was soaked when we walked through there but that didn’t stop me from wearing my favorite leather boots and sitting on damp pumpkins! David followed me around taking photos as requested and made sure to get a cute one of me in the pumpkin patch wearing this adorable Lauren James flannel boyfriend shirt. I bought it last March during one of their sales and I kid you not it was on clearance for $8! I should have bought two and could smack myself for not. Here’s a similar one, although not on sale.

I definitely recommend investing in some flannel for fall and winter. Its always been a staple in any wardrobe and I can’t fathom it going away in the future. My favorite times of the year to buy flannel shirts, dresses, and even blankets are in late winter or early spring. Brands like L.L. Bean, Kiel James Patrick, and J. Crew put a lot of their winter basics on sale or clearance right around then so its the perfect time to stock up! As for now, watch for Christmas sales from these brands because they do a lot of gift-giving promotions and things like flannel scarves are popular sale items! Happy shopping!

 

 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas that Will Make You Swoon!

Stocking Stuffers

Happy Monday guys! It’s only a week until Christmas! Have you finished your shopping yet? Of course I haven’t but that’s not a surprise, I’m usually late to the party anyway. I’ve still gotta hit up the mall and make a few last minute orders from Amazon Prime. However, I have wrapped all the gifts I’ve bought so far! Winning!

So I don’t about you but stocking stuffers are some of my favorite gifts! My mom, I mean Santa, always used to put a new tooth brush, fuzzy socks, British candy, and other fun little things in my stocking when I was growing up. It was the best! Since I’m an adult(ish) now and living away from home, my boyfriend and I really didn’t do stockings. However, if you need to give your man a few ideas of what to put in yours, then send him my way! These  items are all under $10 and guaranteed to be a hit!

It always cracks me up how some stocking stuffer gift guides I’ve come across have items that are small enough to fit into a stocking but have a price tag large enough to be it’s own gift. Heck no is anyone getting $50 headphones and calling it a stinking stocking stuffer. I just can’t even with that. So like I said, everything on this list is under $10 and won’t break the bank! You can thank me later.

The Best Sales Happening This Weekend!

sales for this weekendHappy Saturday! I’ve been super busy with work lately (read this post to understand why) but I wanted to take some time and round up a few sales happening this weekend! I love a great sale because I’m a total bargain hunter. Full price is the F-word for me! Everyday I read through my emails to see which of my favorite stores is having a discount or promotion and then I either talk myself out of buying whatever is that’s on sale or I just blow all of my money. It’s always a toss up.

A few of my favorite sales happening right now are the Bath & Body Works annual candle sale. I literally can’t wait to walk in the store and push and shove my way to Christmasy candles! Peppermint mocha latte in hand of course!

Another sale I’m super excited about is from my friend’s online boutique Anderson Road Co. They’ve marked down a lot of their items and are offering 50% off everything on top of that using code HOLIDAY50. It’s seriously such an amazing sale! I just bought two of these pineapple cocktail shakers to give as gifts and I got them for $15 each regularly $80!

Pass this along to your friends so they can enjoy the deals as well! Happy shopping!

Small Business Saturday: Gift Guide for Your Bestie!

christmas gift guide from etsy

Oh my goodness guys, it’s almost Thanksgiving! For the shopaholic, that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course Small Business Saturday. I went through some of my favorite Etsy stores and picked out a bunch of super cute gifts all under $25 that are perfect to give to your besties!

Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to support these Etsy shop owners! I have a personal connection to small businesses through my family. My uncle owns a few businesses, my great grandad owned a service station in Missouri way back when, and then my future sisters-in-law are both starting their own businesses as well. The risks people like them have taken are so scary but also rewarding! That’s why supporting small businesses is so important to me!

Etsy Gift Guide

Alright so here’s where you can find everything in the picture above! Like I said, everything is under $25 and every store is right here in the good ol’ USA. Be sure to check out other items from their stores too!

  • Balsam & Cedar Soy Candle- Here 
  • Coffee Stud Earrings- Here
  • Bath Salts- Here
  • iPhone Case- Here 
  • Fashion Illustration- Here
  • Make up Brushes- Here
  • Tassel Earrings- Here
  • Snow Flake Pillow- Here
  • Stars Hollow Mug- Here
  • Monogrammed Snowman Ornament- Here

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Best Halloween and Fall Finds on Amazon

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Oh my goodness ya’ll! It’s October, aka the best month ever! From September through December I’m just a bundle of seasonal happiness. The leaves change, there’s a crispness to the air (jk I live in Texas), and it’s appropriate to have an absurd amount of decorations in your house. It’s just so lovely! Since I’m a big fan of decorating pretty much everything, I went on Amazon to browse their Halloween and fall items. I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m a proud Prime member and I order everything I can through Amazon, seasonal decor included. Although my boyfriend won’t be thrilled with me bringing anymore decorations into our apartment, he’s not in charge. So there. Take that David!

Halloween Decor on Amazon

Ok so let me tell you why I chose that adorable maple leaf tree over there. My mom always had a “fall tree” in our house that she would put up with little leaf ornaments and it just meant the world to me! It just felt cozy and comforting whenever you’d walk into our house. I loved it and I want one in my future home!

Also, let’s talk about that doormat. Am I the only one who loves a good seasonal doormat? I need one for every season! Unfortunately, my cat has taken to sharpening her claws on every single one I buy, but ultimately they’re one of my favorite outdoor decorations.

The final item I’m going to chat about is that adorable blanket scarf. If you don’t have one by now, you’re a lost cause. I have at least 4, probably more if I were honest. I wear them on planes so I can unfold them into a literal blanket because I always get seated next to someone who’s having a hot flash. Unfortunately, Texas heat hasn’t permitted me to wear one yet but in about 2 months it may get below 70 degrees and you better believe I’ll be wearing all 4 of mine at the same time. With a quilted vest, obviously.

Share your favorite Halloween traditions or decorations with me! I love hearing about them!

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