With all the reasons to celebrate during this time of the year, you most likely have some events to attend. Im talking about work parties, annual Holiday parties with your friends...and lets not forget dinner dates, nights out, and of course New Years Eve! Before we get ahead of ourselves, lets start at one of the most crucial part of attending all of these annual events - What will you wear? We've constructed a countdown of the most fashion forward Holiday styles sets that will prepare you for any occation you have planned. Just go ahead and pick your favorites, then start to peice it all together. Read More for Where to Buy These Featured Looks!
Day 1: Boho - Contemporary
Lets start with these Boho Basics inspired by Taylor Swift featuring our A2 by Aerosoles Stroler Oxford.
Why We Love it: This outfit is comfortable and laid back, we love the rich brown, navy, and burgandy added to this look which creates a contemporary look and feel. The navy polka dotted blouse print adds an interesting focal point to this outfit that gives it some oomph! (you know what I mean). The oxford shoes add a classic twist to this boho contemporary collaboration.
When Should You Wear It?: Style this outfit for any casual day festivities such as shopping in the city, outdoor Holiday events, or at a casual lunch date. This outfit is laid-back, yet stylish to fit those casual Holiday outings.
Day 2: City Chic
We love this outfit sported by January Jones. Its chic and its comfortable and warm for those cold winter nights. Featuring our Me Too Petal Pumps in Black suede, this outfit goes from casual to cute. Dress the part when your out for a night in the city to give yourself a stylish look with an edge!
Day 3: In Favor of Blazers
Just adding a fitted blazer to your Holiday wardrobe can turn your style from drab to fab. As seen in the Blazers styled by Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Emma Stone, a fitted blazer can dress up a simple style and turn it into classy couture. Blazers not only give your outfit edge but they also can give a narrow body-type some shape! Adding a colorful blazer is a unique way to make your outfit pop and what better for the holiday season than a bright green or red blazer to go with black dress pants. Just add some fabulous pumps to this style and you'll be ready for that office Christmas Party you've been waiting for.
Day 4: Party Dress Pretty
Say goodbye to uncomfortable, tight-fitted dresses, and say hello to the cinched waist, long sleeves and high necklines shown in these top picks. Bringing back the 50's style mod dresses is the bests thing that ever happened to my holiday season - I can finally eat a full christmas dinner without worrying that I will pop a seam. I love the high necklines featured in these Holiday dresses worn by Alexa Chung and Bella Heathcote who put a great name on this feminine, eccentric style. Lace detail and tulle dress up this flirty and elegant style and make it the perfect piece for a formal holiday party with friends and family. Add a cute pair of flats such as the Isola Biel, and you'll be dressed to impress and ready to party all night long!
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There is nothing like some Holiday Commercials to get you in the joyous spirit. In looking back to all of the Holiday Commercials that remain vivid in our minds, we have filtered out the top 10. Whether they are heartfelt commercials, asthetically pleasing, or extremely funny commercials, this list is full of memorable Holiday cheer that may even raise a spark in your memory of the Holiday season.
10. Hersheys Kisses - Christmas Jingle Commercial
This simple and classic commercial adds delight to the holiday season with the jingle played by the hersheys kisses. I always had glass bowls filled of those Holiday wrapped kissed during the season and it brings me right back to all of the joyous festivities that come this time of year.
9. Folgers - Home For the Holidays Commercial
Ok this may be the sap in me, but I love this Holiday commercial. The best part of the Holiday season is being able to see friends and family that you havn't seen in awhile. It is a time to reunite with loved ones and spend quality time with one another. This commercial resinates with any reunited family during the holidays and brings out the true meaning of Christmas.
8. Puffs Plus Tissues - Holiday Ice Skating Commercial
I remember when Puffs first came out with these Clay-mation, "Nose in Need" commercials for the Holiday season and I immediatly loved them because they reminded me of the old clay-mation holiday films that play every year. The narrative voice in these commercials also related to a Dr. Seus-type work as seen in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The puffs nose in need clay-mations continue to play with different seasonal scenarios, but the first Ice-skating commercial made will always be the most memorable for the Holidays.
7. Target - Crazy Lady 2-Day Sale
I just love these target commercials with the crazy shopper lady who warms up for every 2-day sale in her full out red jumpsuit. This line of humourous commercials poke fun at the chaos of the season and this woman hits the nail on the head. Since 2010, this crazy target lady has been featured in Holiday Target commercials and I hope she continues to carry the torch for Holiday Seasons to come!
6. Direct TV - Christmas Villians Commercial
This is a hilarous scenario in which all TV and movie villians are seen doing good deeds for the Holiday season as a family brings Direct TV into their home. You can see Freddy Kruger cutting flowers for the home and Dracula joinging the party as a way to show everyone putting aside their differences and enjoying the Holidays together. Pretty Clever Direct TV!
5. Virgin Mobile - Chrismahanukwanzakah
One word: HYSTERICAL. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ad from Virgin mobile, highlighting mobile data plans for all Holiday Celebrations in an extremely funny and catchy jingle. I havn't seen this commercial on for about 7 years now, but I do wish they bring it back. Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah everybody!
4. Holiday M&Ms -Christmas with Santa Commercial
M&M has done a great job in maintaining these two M&M characters for a long and successful campaign, but this holiday commercial is one that I will never forget. When the two M&M's realize that Santa Exists, and in return, Santa realizes that the M&M's also do exist, it makes for a really funny commercial. M&Ms, being candy, did a great job playing on the belief of Santa Clause for young kids during Christmas.
3. Campbells Soup - Snowman Commercial
Talk about Nostaligia! This Ad has been playing every Holiday season since 1995. I remember it vividly from my childhood and how I loved that the Snowman melted back into a boy when he ate his Campbells chicken noodle soup. Not only is the soup itself a reminder of being a child and bing served warm chicken noodle soup during the cold weather months, but this Campbells commercial has established itself throughout the years as an iconic staple in the holiday Season. Mmmm Mmmm Good.
2. Coca Cola - Holiday Truck Commercial
There is no christmas without the Coca Cola Truck to light up the streets on this Holiday Commercial. Very much like the classic Brand of Coca Cola, this commercial is filled with nostalgic memories growing up as a kid and spending christmas with family and friends - and of course decorating with lots of christmas lights!
1. All State Car Insurance - 12 Days of Mayhem Commercial
This commercial is awesome, not just because it is hilarious to see a personified form of "Mayhem," but it is spot on in capturing the mayhem that often times comes with the chaos of the Holiday season. I like how this commercial makes light of all the little things that go wrong when your stressed during the holiday season, reminds me of a Griswalds Christmas!
Spending less for quality gifts is definitely a factor in making the Holiday season bright. After posting personalized gifts under $50 it got me thinking- what about footwear under $50!? With recent holiday markdowns and December-long deals, it’s the perfect time to save on quality footwear. Whether you are looking for something dressy, something fun, something for the kids, or something comfy cozy, you’ll find it in our list of footwear under $50 that will satisfy your feet and your wallet! Maybe you are looking for the perfect gift to give…or if you’re like me, maybe you are looking for the perfect gift to give yourself!
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Nothing helps beat the cold weather like a comfy, cozy pair or slippers. Lucky for you, these featured slippers are all under $50!
I Love these stocking-like slippers from Woolrich. The height of these comfy slippers helps keep you warm from your ankles to your toes. Knit lining keeps the slipper flexible and with made for indoor or outdoor soles, you never have to take them off if your looking for a cozy way to travel! Featured in beautiful Norweigian Prints and colors, these Woolrich Stocking slippers make me want to curl up by the fire with some hot-cocoa and watch a Holiday movie marathon.
Easy to Slip in and easy to stay in. These Minnetonka mule slippers are fuzzy and soft to keep you warm and snug all winter long. Made with indoor/outdoor soles - you can go anywhere in them. Available in pink, dusty brown, and tan, these mule slippers are the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
These Acorn Moc slippers are most definitely on my christmas list this year. With their soft fleece exterior, and memory foam foot beds, these slippers will make you feel like you are walking on the clouds! Featured in a variety of colors and sizes, you can't go wrong grabbing a pair of these Moc Slippers for those on your christmas list. Mom, if you are reading this, I WANT THEM.
The best feature of these Minnetonka Cally Mocs is that they are a slipper in disguise. I bought a pair of these and wore them while I went shopping and I got a lot compliments instead of weird looks from people who may have noticed I was wearing slippers in a mall. Seriously, these slippers are so cute and cozy, its hard to justify not wearing them to work - maybe I wont go that far- but then again, it is cold outside and they are sooooo comfy....
These colorful Acorn Mocs are a fun and comfy gift for the holidays. With fleece uppers and micro-fleece lining, they are a perfect present for the fun-loving fashionista on your list. Featuring a lofty Acorn memory-foam midsole over a comfort cushion layer, these plush mocs are a home-body's dream. With a raised heel and supportive arch, these slippers give both comfort and support. A non-slip, weatherproof sole makes these perfect for indoor/outdoor use. Add some color to your comfort with these slippers under $50!
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Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones around the Holidays can be extremely hard- especially when you are on a budget. Trust me, I used to leave my Holiday shopping to the last minute and wouldn’t have time to put much thought or effort into my gift giving. Frusterated, I would take the easy route and buy gift cards for my entire family and then call it a day- even though I had to spend more for the value of each gift card than I would if I had picked out individual gifts with more value and sentiment and less cost. This year, I refuse to leave shopping to the last minute because it is much more fun to give gifts that you put some thought into and that you know the person who receives it will love. Instead I did some research, looking for quality gifts under $50 for every personality in your family.
So this is where I roll my eyes and say “Don’t worry last minute spenders and gift-giving procrastinators, this year, I’ve got you covered.”
Sephora Color Daze Blockbuster - $49.50
This Brilliant color Pallete from Sephora is on the top of my list this year! Ranging from cool to warm tones this perfect pallete has all you need to glam up for a night out! On Sephora.com, this set contains
- 64 x waterproof eye shadow
- 12 x longwear cream eyeliner
- 6 x eye top coat
- 6 x lip top coat
- 48 x lip gloss
- 3 x blush
- 6 x multi-purpose cream for eye, cheek, and lip
- 3 x multi-purpose luminizer
- 3 x makeup brush
Looking for a great gift for that fabulous glam gal in your family? Seriously, this is it. This set contains $370 in value, but you pay $49.50!? I may just be buying myself a christmas present this year!
Rachel Zoe's Book
Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour - $39.65
In this book, Hollywoods renouned fashion stylist Rachel Zoe, guides you into her world of glamour, tracing celebrity do's to don't and all that is in between. Zoe shares her tips on how to style your wardrobe from accent pieces to must-have basics, advising when it is ok to step outside your budget for a worth-while product. As an iconic queen of today's fashion forward world, Rachel Zoe's Style A To Zoe is an essential guide for the fashionista in your family.
The Wine Lover
Personalized Wine Cork Tray Kit - $14.95
Have a Wine-lover in the family? I do, my mother LOVES to save her wine corks and write the initials of the person or people she shared the wine with. This personalized wine tray kit will keep those memories lasting and makes for a fun conversational piece over dinner.
Michael Chiarello: Wines for Entertaining Sample Kit - $32.95
Buy the Wine-lover in your family the gift of a special Wine tasting by Chef Michael Chiarello. With 6 delightful samplers, this gift is a great way to share new wines with friends and family by hosting your own wine tasting party at home!
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
2009 Ma(i)sonry Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Marsanne
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay 2009
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
2008 La Follette Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2008
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
Grgich Hills Napa Valley Merlot 2007
1 50ml (1.7 oz.) mini bottle of
Renteria Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Golfer's Shoe Carrier - $39.95
For those serious golfers in your family, here is some shoe-protection for the course. Made of durable tan canvas and brown leather lining, this personalized top-shelf golf shoe bag is the perfect gift to prepare them for the game- well- at least their feet.
Ultimate Putting System Golf Training Aid - $39.99
Now Dad can finally work on his putt at home! Not only does this 9 foot putting system allow you to practice your putting anywhere, it also plugs into the wall and returns your golf ball automatically! Men are hard to buy for, but this putter system is gold!
The Pet Lover
Harry Barker Pink Toy Gift Bucket - $44.95
Personalize your own toy bucket for your furry friend this Holiday. This keeps your household clean and organized and makes it so your pooch always knows where his/her toys are!
Cat Scratch DJ - $34.99
This is hilarious and quite frankly makes me want to buy a cat so that I can buy this Scratch DJ.
Cardboard mixing deck shaped cat scratching mat
Features spinning deck, posable tone arm, and kitty DJ stickers
Easy assembly (folds together) with no glue or tools necessary
To get kitty interested, sprinkle a bit of catnip on the deck
Dimensions: 15.25 inches long x 13.75 inches wide x 5.75 inches tall when fully assembled
Women's Skechers Navigations - Paria Canyon - $46.95
Adventure in style and comfort with the SKECHERS Navigations - Paria Canyon shoe. Smooth leather, synthetic and mesh fabric upper in a lace up trail styled sporty casual sneaker with stitching and overlay accents. For the athletes out there, these running shoes by Skechers will get you on the right track for your morning run to burn off all those calories you have consumed during the holidays
iPhone Bike Mount – $40.00
With this convenient accessory for you iPhone you are able to listen to music or look at the navigation, without having to hold your iPhone in your hand, so you can keep two hands on the handle bars.
The Movie Lover
Popcorn Bowls – $35.95
Need to relax after all the festivities, or just enjoy a family movie night? Here are the perfect popcorn bowls to make a great at home movie experience. No need to pay over-priced popcorn at the movie theatre, while you can have it right at home with the theatre-style popcorn bowls.
Acorn Textured Moc - $47.95
Acorn Classic Comfort Sole construction Lofty Acorn memory foam midsole over comfort cushion layer of featherweight EVA guarantees total comfort and therapy for feet. For any movie lover that wants nothing more than to snuggle on the couch in their PJs and watch a good flick will definitely enjoy the soft comfort of Acorn Slippers.
Want to Find more perfect gifts this season?
Here are the shopper-savy websites we ranked the best for getting you holiday shopping done quick and easy!
The Redenevelope is an awesome website for finding unique gifts for those who have a modern taste of sophistication. Whether for the home, the office, or the garden. Redenvelope.com will find help you get Quality products and décor, that look stylish and expensive, yet can stay within your price range! The redenvelope has a menu that allows you to browse for gifts under $50 if your budget is tight.
Uncommongoods is the perfect site for a the art-deco style person who likes things that are – well- uncommon! From working clocks made out of old records to a 7 deadly sins shot glass set, uncommon good is a great place to buy gifts for the free-spirited and creative personality. Uncommongoods.com also has a gifts for under $50 on their home page!
Gifts.com is the ultimate gift giving search engine. The site includes multiple ways to narrow down your gift search. Beginning with gender in tabs at the top of the page, you then get drop down menus allowing you to refine your search by occasion, categories, specific gift guides, and price. Gifts.com has a wide array of products ranging from all over the web and can help you find something perfect for everyone on your Holiday list.
Wantful.com is possibly the most personalized gift-finding experience I have had so far. You begin by going to the site and providing information of the person you are buying for in a step by step Q&A provided which includes their taste in clothing, favorite geographic locations, hobbies, and favorite foods. Once all this information is added Wantful.com creates a product search based on the qualities you have listed. Wantful.com is a creative and fun website that truly matches gift giving with personality traits. Even if you aren’t looking to buy gifts, plug in your own information on Wantful.com and see how well they can find a gift for you!
Thinkgeek.com is a great place to visit for those gadget lovers in your life. With fun, creative tech-toys ranging from plush Zombie slippers to a star-trek electronic door chime, thinkgeek.com provides interestingly unique gadget gifts that will make everyone smile. Thinkgeek.com also refines search by price and personality from tech to toys.