Gifts for the Gals

 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you need some gift inspiration for a girlfriend, best friend or yourself – I’ve got you covered. Basically this is just a long list of things I currently want to buy! I’m kidding (kind of).

I love to give gifts that people usually wouldn’t buy themselves. It’s those things you always pick-up when you’re out shopping, and then inevitably put back down because you think, “I don’t really need this.”

Whether it’s an overpriced water bottle, slightly over-the-top accessories, lounge wear, a fancy candle – these are some of my favorite things to give and receive.

  1. Tassel Fan Earrings 
  2. Olivia Burton Floral Watch 
  3. Sole Society Leopard Clutch  
  4. Diptyque Candle 
  5. Feather Drop Earrings
  6. Faded Rose New Balance Sneakers

If your gal is into working out, then some new athletic or athleisure wear is always welcome! As a barre instructor I have a slight addiction to workout wear (which is a post for another day), but one of my favorite lines are the Spacedye leggings by Beyond Yoga. This is the softest, most luxurious fabric you will ever put on your body. The Take Me Higher Long legging will make your legs look miles long. They recently released a jogger in the same fabric (insert heart eye emoji here).

 

Beyond Yoga Legging & Jogger

What’s great about athleisure having a major moment is that you can find looks you love at every price point. There are some steals at GAP and Old Navy. I love these two jackets that you can throw on over your leggings for a pulled together look, regardless of whether you actually make it to the gym.

Bomber Jacket by Gap & Cinched Collar Wrap by Old Navy

If you won’t be with your fave person on V-day, but want to send a little something snail mail style, Greetabl does the work for you. I haven’t tried it yet, but I love the concept. You can design and personalize your own box with a print and personal photos, and then choose from a wide variety of gifts to go inside. Think champagne gummy bears, chocolate caramels, trinket trays, jewelry or candles. Check it out:  https://greetabl.com/

Remember regardless of whether you’re single or attached this Valentine’s Day – in my book any day is a good day to treat yourself! XOXO!

Wear Your White

image1 (1)image2image4I’m always surprised when I hear people arguing about the old “No White After Labor Day” rule. Is that still a thing? I love my white jeans, and would be sad if they had to spend 9 months of the year hanging in my closet.

I love how the colors in this cape stand out against the white, but I’m equally enamored by pairing white with blush and neutral tones. I’ve not yet tried the all white look (a la P. Diddy), but winter white from head to toe is super chic in my book.

These jeans are Articles of Society from Nordstrom.  This was my first time buying this brand, and I’m impressed. They come in at a great price point and a quality fabric that’s not see-though. They stretch out pretty quickly, so I’d recommend sizing down.

Promptly after these photos were taken I spilled a latte down the front of my jeans, so I’ll be ordering another pair. Maybe that’s why they say no white in winter?

Shop the look here.

Bundled & Bright

Well that one 60 degree day came and went, and now we’re back to the frigid temps in Louisville. At least we are finally getting some snow! I actually don’t mind winter, but if it’s going to be cold then I want some of those sparkly white flakes covering the ground.

I love a brightly colored statement coat for dreary winter days. I snagged this one at a deep discount from J. Crew Factory on cyber Monday. They offer classic wool styles like this every season, but are always adding fun new colors. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your coat collection, but don’t want to spend a fortune – they’ve got you covered (pun intended).

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Cheers to 2018!

Happy New Year! I love excitement that comes with the start of a new year, and the  feeling it brings that there are endless possibilities ahead. I love the enthusiasm that radiates when people share their goals, plans and dreams for the year ahead.

A lot can happen in 365 days, and this year my primary goal is to be intentional with how I spend my time and energy. Part of that is investing time pursuing personal passions. I’ve been talking for years about starting a blog, and even though I’m pretty late to the party here, I guess it’s better late than never.

So here we go  . . . I’m not certain yet what direction this will take, but hopefully you’ll find something here that makes you want to follow along.

Cheers to you and making this your best year yet!

Court

See below for a few pics of what I wore to ring in the new year. I’ve never met a floral print I didn’t like.  Photos by the talented Krista Walker.

 

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