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i’ve so excited for gift guides this year! i love creating them and i love looking at the guides that other people make. i wasn’t always a gift giver and really struggled with what to give people and if they’d like it, etc. but as i’ve gotten older i’ve really started to enjoy it. for me, it’s about getting a head start and not saving it for the last minute. which can be hard to do but even picking up little thoughtful items in the months leading up to the holidays helps a lot. gifts don’t have to be big or expensive. it’s really about putting yourself in the other person’s shoes and thinking about something they might enjoy. i’ve given a lot of gifts that i really loved or that i wanted the person to like but that doesn’t always turn out so well. every year for my birthday bri creates a pin board for me with about 20 items that she has curated from all over the web that she thinks i’ll love. it’s such a sweet gesture because looking at the board i can tell that every item she picked she did so with me and my taste and style in mind.  cheers to gift giving! – joanie

$18 – bri just got sent a few pairs of these socks and they are the coolest. their designs are so cute and they would be great all winter long peeking out of your closed toe shoes.

 $15 – nothing says i love you than a pound of good coffee, am i right? i feel like coffee, wine and candles are the most universally accepted gifts that truly any one would enjoy.

 $42 – one of our favorite candle companies just started making their candles in terra cotta! i’d get the lavender but all of the scents are nice.

 $42 – a little pop of color to go with all that cold grey winter weather.

 $7 -the packaging at bottega louie is reason enough to buy a gift for someone there. i have been sent a box of their macaroons by my aunt before and i can attest that they are instant happiness.

 $50 – a nice lightweight scarf that can be worn as an evening wrap. this is also a great travel gift if you need a gift that’ll fit in your suitcase!

 $40 – i wear this every single day and i love it. , i feel good about the fact that i’m actually wearing sunscreen and protecting my skin. a gift that keeps on giving!

 $42 – would be a nice double gift with a pound of coffee but i love these mugs alone. they are sturdy, handmade and come in lots of cool glazes.

 $38 – when the yellow hoops are a bit too much these baby heart studs will do the trick. give these to your bff or sister!



there has been a long standing movement asking the fashion industry to move away from using real animal fur and to use faux fur instead. and with Gucci’s announcement that they will no longer be using real fur in any of their collections i think it’s safe to say that the movement is here to stay. and it’s a win for everyone! there are so many cute and more affordable faux fur options available this season than every before and here are a few of my favorites. i love the idea of buying a slightly over the top jacket and making it your statement coat to wear all fall and winter long over everything, day or night. – joanie


$120 – the different textures on this jacket make it a playful option for fall. fur can feel fancy but this feels laid back and cool. 

 $130 – i’m totally obsessed with this deep emerald green color and think this jacket would be so striking on. 

$129 – a little leopard never hurt no body, or in this case a lot of leopard! this coat is a great length to pair with skinny jeans. 

 $168 – love that this a is a bomber style making it more cropped and fitted in the waist once zipped. 

 $70 – this ice blue color is such a pretty hue and perfect for winter. 

 $120 – this looks like the most cozy jacket and i’m always into cream for winter. 

 $248 – the two tone on this gives it a nice retro feel. it’s also cut to lay close to the body and not add a lot of extra bulk which makes it great as an evening option over a dress. 

$100 – vibrant color, oversized style with cool zip details on the pocket. 

$90 – this is the most similar to what would be a classic cropped mink coat. it’s a very sophisticated cut and i love the big cuffed sleeve. this one is easy to dress way up to something black tie or down with a pair of jeans. 

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, love the fit on this!

i consider to be an excellent place to shop for everyday basics and also wardrobe stables with a twist. soft sweaters, well cut denim, plaids, tweeds, etc. from time to time they do discounts like 30% off (almost) everything on the site. and right now is one of those times, so stock up for fall and winter! i love their t-shirts, especially for layering, they have some really great sweaters and i think their fall colors are really right this season. the slightly cream tinted winter white, their navy blue and the pinks and greens are really working. everything i’ve included is part of the sale (except the checkered cape but that was just too good to leave out!). this isn’t sponsored but i use this styled column to share online shopping finds and sales that i’d share with friends/sister and mom. – joanie

– love this with the turtleneck under it or alone. laid back and chic!

 love this with it’s wide cut v-neck.

very pretty , love it tucked into a pair of jeans or chinos!

i’m crazy for this . the color, the shape, the high neck, all of it is perfect!

loving the sweet ruffle detail on this .




has quickly become one of my favorite clothing brands so i was over the moon to work with them recently. i love being able to share brands with you that i truly admire. i visited their main store in paris (they also just opened an ) and was completely WOWed with the level of love and attention to detail put into that space. we are also that you can enter right here.

let me show you around the store…


shop this . it’s my new staple for fall. is amazing, trust.


you walk in and it truly feels like a hip museum of clothing. everything is displayed by color, it smells amazing, the shelves are perfectly styled, it gives off such a good vibe in there.


i love that they have a cinema downstairs where they play artsy films while you sit on h vintage furniture (they said the husbands love waiting down there while their wives shop ha). and next door there is a cafe where you can shop their bags and have a free coffee and madeleine cookie. you seriously don’t want to leave!

and they don’t only sell clothing in the store…they have art prints, home goods, and perfect little gifts.


they even have a free photobooth! talk about moments everywhere in there.


shop this


i think my favorite is (it’s the perfect color) and are so cool and comfortable as well.

i’m such a huge fan of , and i hope you will be too! check out and enter our and let me know if you entered!



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it’s fall which means it’s time for boots and i’m here to solve all of your boot issues this season! it’s nice to have a good pair that you can throw on with jeans, wear with a skirt or dress. maybe something that makes a bit of a statement or keep it neutral. i’m a big fan of the bootie, especially since i live in southern california where it is rarely appropriate to wear knee high boots. but i also find them so easy to wear and for the most part very comfortable. i think they are a crucial part of a solid fall wardrobe. every single boot that i’ve included below is on sale and from . this isn’t sponsored but i find some pretty amazing deals on their site and if you know what you’re looking for you can really score. the site is easy to navigate and since Saks carries a good variety of brands it’s easy to find things you love. it’s my shopping secret that i’m passing to you, enjoy! – joanie


– if these are available in your size, buy them! i think they super cute and totally wearable. a little flair for your feet with a laid back denim look.

 – this green/grey color is a favorite of mine. these have the perfect heel height for running around but still giving your leg a little lift.

– cool looking rain boots that don’t cost a fortune, need i  say more?

 – i’ve had my eye on these for awhile and i was very happy to find them deeply discounted. this is a wear with everything color that you’ll keep reaching for.

 i find Cole Haan shoes to generally be very comfortable i love the slight western feeling of these and that dusty brown hue.

 – some people consider leopard print to be a neutral and i don’t disagree. i think these boots are very chic, especially when worn with skinny black jeans.

 – silver is the new gold and these metallic grey boots are where it’s at.

 – another LR pair that i love. true story, i saw a girl wearing these in the airport and i did a lot of research to find the origin of them. they look very fancy in person and i love the narrow foot!

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