2017 Holiday Gift Guides

2017 Holiday Gift Guides

The Holiday Season is approaching faster than we know it (bring on the Christmas movies and hot chocolate!!) but somethimes it can be hard to pick just the right gift for someone. That's why I've created 7 different gift guides (you heard me, 7!) for any type of person you have on your list, whether it's a coworker, close friend, or family! Happy Holidays!

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August Wishlist - Dorm Edit

August Wishlist - Dorm Edit

Morning, Lovelies! With the back-to-college days right around the corner, I wanted to put together a few fun school and dorm ideas and pieces, as well as a few of the random bits that I hadn't even thought of prior to moving in my freshman year! So take a scroll through and see if something sparks your interest, and check out the bottom for my random, and often forgotten, dorm essentials! And don't forget to check out my freshman dorm tour in FIT's Alumni Hall HERE!! (A sophomore dorm tour will be coming in a few weeks!)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom has always been one of my favorite retailers. Great products, beautiful stores, and amazing customer service, not to mention the Anniversary Sale every year! It's not some picked-through sale either. Everything is new-arrivals for the fall season at discounted prices from July 22 - August 7th, but if you have a Nordstrom card, you get early access to the sale starting today!! If you don't have a card, don't fret, you can still view the sale and plan your shopping bag ahead of time! Below I listed my top picks for the sale! Click any of the images to go to the sale! Happy Shopping!  

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June Wishlist

June Wishlist - Southern New Yorker

This month, I'm getting excited for light, glowy makeup, beachy hair, and bright, fun, summer clothing! 

Everything from J.Crew, naturally. 

Pale blues, stripes gingham, tassels, & bows! J.Crew's spring/summer line is the perfect mix of classic and trendy! My top favorites? This chambray shirt with Ryder pants, gingham slingback flats, and robins-egg-blue beaded tassel earrings. And if that's not enough, this gingham clutch adds the final punch!

Block Heeled Sandals

The perfect heel, whether short or tall, the block heel provides WAY more support than a spike, while being more chic than a wedge. Steve Madden makes an amazing assortment for any need (and in tons of colors!) My favorites are definitely the Irenee and Rizzaa sandals!

Super Glowy Makeup

Lately, my makeup has been all about that glow-factor. Pairing down on the foundation coverage and amping up that lit-from-within, healthy glow! Becca Backlight Primer is a cult-product and I'm dying to get my hands on this best seller! Right behind that, is two Hourglass bits, their new luminizing primer, and another cult-favorite, the ambient lighting powders! But of course, that natural, dewy glow can't happen without taking care of your skin, so......

Pixi Products

Pixi's raved-about Glow Tonic has catapulted it to stardom, but hype is building around a few of their other products as well! I'm particularly interested in their undereye brightener and glow mist!

Kiehl's Skincare

And finally, a far underrated brand that should be on everyone's bathroom counter, Kiehl's. I recieved a sample of their Daily Reviving Concentrate in my Birchbox this past month, and oh sweet mama, it's a miracle in a bottle. (bold claim, I know) Not only has my acne almost vanished, but the overall texture and brightness of my skin is noticeably much better! To the point where I have started occasionally going without any makeup on my skin! (which has not happened since the eighth grade) After seeing this miracle in action, I'm dying to pick up the cleanser, eye treatment, and whatever else I can get my hands on!

xoxo,

Audra

May Wishlist

May wishlist - Southern New Yorker - Tarte, J.Crew, Mark & Graham, sandlas, espadrilles, waterproof makeup, spring, summer, beach, blazers,

This next month is going to be insane! With finals, a wedding, moving home, starting my summer job, and settling back in, I'm excited to get going! Of course, I'll be hitting the beach (hopefully a lot) this summer, so sandals, a cute beach hat, and tote are a must! (Check out last months wishlist for swimsuits!) Plus, with J.Crew releasing so many gorgeous styles for Spring / Summer, I just have to grab a few! There goes my paycheck!

Sandals & Espadrilles 

Time to paint those toes, (might I suggest Essie's Tarte Deco?) and strap on something pretty! These jeweled sandals from J.Crew Factory and Espadrilles from Nordstrom are perfect for your spring and summer wardrobe!

Anything Mark & Graham

I may have left the south, but my love of monogramming will never die. Mark & Graham has a huge assortment of bags, apparel, accessories, and more that you can custom monogram to your hearts content! This hunter green plaid tote and scarf are too cute! A little wintery, yes, but they have tons of summertime items just waiting for that perfect circle script! 

Everything J.Crew

My love of J.Crew is absolutely no secret. Half of the time, I look like a walking advertisement for them. But this season, they've nailed the spring wardrobe. I mean, NAILED it. On my wish list: Teddie Pants in every color and pattern, an Uptown Tote, that gorgeous yellow off-the-shoulder top, and every shoe and accessory offered. (That may be overdoing it a little....or maybe not) 

Tarte Summer Makeup

Tarte Lights camera splashes waterproof mascara
Tarte waterproof cheek stain

Tarte has long been known for amazing, natural, waterproof makeup, and the release of their Rainforest of the Sea collection could not have come at a better time! Everything is geared towards that easy, flawless summer look that will keep you fresh and dewy without melting off your face in the heat or water! 

What's on your wishlist this month?

xoxo,

Audra

April Wishlist

April Wishlist

Spring is in full swing! Or at least that's what I tell myself as I look at the rainy, 37 degree weather outside my window. Well, at least until it clears up, I can dream of swimsuits, beaches, glowy skin, and spring florals! This month's favorites centers around just that!

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March Wishlist

March Wishlist

It feels like February started yesterday, but we're already a week into March! Crazy! On the bright side, spring is almost here, and those dreams of floral dresses and sandals are very close to coming true!So for March, here is a very spring inspired wishlist!

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Currently Craving: February

This month is February, and you know what that means, Valentine's Day! (and my birthday, woohoo!) Here's a list of some thing's I've had my eye on (most of which aren't "traditional" valentine's gifts, but who wants another heart shaped necklace and a box of mystery chocolate?)

J.Crew Ryder Pants

I've been eyeing this gorgeous, classic pants for awhile, and after trying them on in-store, I can attest that they are sleek, comfortable, and so cute! Definitely craving them in both black and navy, but they carry olive green and brown as well! 

Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte is known for it's fantastic pressed-powder products made with amazonian clay (Their clay blushes are my all-time favorites!) and this new edition to their line is full of gorgeous eyeshadow shades that are buttery, pigmented, and such beautiful shades. I swatched them in a Sephora a few weeks ago and I've been dreaming of it ever since!

J.Crew Factory Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are so functional and trendy, and this brown leather one from J.Crew Factory is simple and chic. It will work with anything from leggings and an oversized sweater, to a cute dress and heels. 

Kate Spade Travel Mugs

For your favorite coffee lover, (whether this be yourself or someone else) the Kate Spade travel mugs are too cute to pass up and will brighten up anyone's morning! They come in a ton of adorable colors and patterns, but I'm especially in love with that gold stripe!

Kiel James Patrick Pearl Bracelet

This classic glass pearl bracelet is stunningly simple, and looks beautiful worn alone or in a stack of your other favorites. The anchors come in both silver and gold, and the ribbon ties come in many different colors. They're all handmade in Rhode Island, and KJP also has apparel, tons more jewelry, hats, and shoes!

What have you had your eye on this month? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra