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Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Him #blogmas14

(Last update 2020)

Finding the perfect holiday gift for the men in your life is, most of the times, way trickier than picking up a gift for a women. During this time of year I asked many of my guy friends and family members to suggest me a few gift ideas they would have been excited  to receive and , as you can imagine, I got more than enough answers to craft a gift guide for you. A great help was my love @kleiklis which kept adding and erasing my things from my gift list until he was completely satisfied with it.

The athletic guy: We all have that one man that is always looking for the perfect pair of sneakers, a new fitness smartwatch or a quality jacket to keep him warm during his outdoors training.  Nordstrom offers many Adidas designs, including the Adidas Superstar classic (under $80) in every size. Moving on to something warm, that almost every men will enjoy wearing this winter. The Nike Windrunner jacket (also available in blue here , in dark gray here and in black-red here ) which can be the ultimate outwear for every outdoors activity and casual looks. Last but not least, the Fitbit smartwatch fitness tracket (sold out, similar option here) for IOS, Android and Windows.

Everything casual : For the one that always prefers something comfortable for his daily walks, this Neff beanie can be easily combined with pretty much every outfit he might choose at any time of the day. Most of the guys I know love backpacks way more than messenger bags and the "everything casual" category is the perfect opportunity to add this Neutral colored Backpack to the list. It comes in many different colors but earthy tones are way more versatile for his daily style. Now that we are talking about versatility maybe you should thing about one of the most classic Rayban designs, Rayban Wayfarer( under $150) , a pair that can be loved by both men and women.

The music lover: I know I should have added a pair or headphones, or earphones but most of the men I talked about this would rather like to have a new speakers set instead ( turns out most of them think that headphones are something they should choose by themselfs). If you have a strict budget this speaker is under $40  while this Wireless Light Up speaker is now on sale for 16$ .

Modern Christmas Decor ideas under $50 #blogmas10

Neutral Christmas decor ideas under $50

We are almost in the middle of December and I am still adding a few key pieces to our, other wise complete, holiday decor. Personally neutral tones are my top choices and this season is no different. Even though I occasionally add a few traditional touches like these boots ornaments (only $12) I mostly prefer softer ,pastel shades to complement the color of our living room and bedroom . No matter if you follow the same passion as me , you can surely find something extremely chic and classic like these Lane Birch ornaments collection ($7) or everyone's most trusty holiday decor piece, the snow globe (under $20) to step up your holiday decoration game this year. There is nothing more important that having a cozy home to go back to every night and for me, being wrapped in a warm blanket like this JCEenney Reims throw (now 50% off) while catching up with my favorite tv-series ( Which by the way is currently the Stitchers ) is something really therapeutic.

Another thing I could write  10 'Christmas decor ideas ' posts about is coffee table decorations.
 Starting with a few of my favorite candles at the moment Nordstrom's tree icon candle ( 48% off) and 'Let is snow' votive (only $6) which are by far the cutest Christmas candles I found this year . What's more common to spot on a coffee table than an actual coffee mug? I drink coffee throughout the day and if you take a look at my instagram , you will see all the cute Christmas mugs I currently use to enjoy my coffee every day. Unfortunately there are sold out but this Santa mug (for under $20) and Happy holidays for $5 designs are equally cute and eye catching .

Lastly everyone's favorite subject. Christmas tree ornaments. Even though we use and re use the same ornaments as a family tradition I always add a few new pieces every year , preferably a few statement ones like this globe ornament (under 20$) or this even more unique gold egg ornament (only $6) . If you prefer something more classic take a look at this horse ornament for $8 and this Eiffel Tower globe from Neiman Marcus ( $21) . As much as we might love any modern Christmas decor idea sometimes we need to add a few traditional touches just to bring back all the childhood memories. DO you need more decor inspiration for this season? Visit The Holiday Shop and scroll down to -Home Decor-.


The total black holiday outfit #blogmas9


I am not the first one to admit that the Holiday season needs a little sparkle but the ultimate black on black outfit combination will never disappoint you . Since I am still planning my favorite holiday looks for December I couldn't just ignore this simple but surely extra chic outfit formula. Even though a total black outfit is the safest choice I always prefer to add a statement accessory ,just to give my look a little boost or maybe change it up a little since I almost never have time to go home and change in the afternoon. This season I decided to take advantage of all the sales in order to add a few key accessories to my wardrobe including this Nordstrom double buckle belt which will definitely going to be a great finishing touch for a lot of my holiday outfit combinations in December.

3 easy ways to look a lot taller

When it comes to trousers I mostly prefer high waisted patterns just because I am always looking to add a few extra inches to my height and the illusion that these types of trousers create along with their fit is just what I need. This time I decided to add a statement belt in order to emphasize more on this illusion and black is the easiest color to deceive the eye.  Another great way to instantly make your figure look a lot taller is by adding a cropped jacket ( instead of a long camel coat which personally, I really don't mind wearing all day long ), preferably a jacket that will end right bellow your waist. (Take a look at my previous post on" How to wear leggings with ankle boots "to know a few more tips about looking surprisingly taller or my " Leather skirts and cold weather " post for yet another all black, casual outfit for the holidays ).

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes from Pinterest #blogmas8

The Holiday can be complete without some delicious treats. I still remember the beautiful smell of baked cookies every time I returned home from school. While I was growing up , even though I was pretty terrible at cooking, baking was something I really wanted to work on. Do you remember me bragging about last year's holiday cookies on instagram? I even have a secret pinterest board filled with cookie and general , holiday recipes, decor ideas and honestly, I wish I could recreate every pin in it. The truth is I sadly cannot do that but maybe you can. I gathered a few of my favorite simple cookie recipes (gluten free included) that will definitely bring back a lot of your childhood memories. You will find out that the majority of these recipes have something in common, chocolate and that's because I simply can never have enough of it. You can find a bowl of chocolate cookies and more than a few Christmas chocolate cookie recipes somewhere in my kitchen every December. Honesty I am not even sorry any more.

Soft Gluten Free Gingerbread men cookies

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Amlond Cocunut Cookies

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Double Chocolate Snowball cookies

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Chocolate Dipped Oreo Snowflakes

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No matter if you only have time to bake a few simple, sugar cookies or a whole gingerbread house, taking the time to engage with it is not only very fun and relaxing but also a great way to cheer up your loved ones during the Holidays. Don't forget that homemade Christmas cookies can also be a great gift (or a complementary one). Everyone loves a pack of fresh, delicious cookies, especially if you can add an extra personalized touch like initials, cute little symbols or something that only you and the receiver know about. If 6 recipes are not enough for you create your own pinterest board and start researching. A few great keywords to search: "Best holiday cookie recipes" , "Easy vegan cookie recipes" , "Cookie decoration ideas" , "Popular sugar cookie recipes" .

Enjoy baking

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners #blogmas7

Finding the best casual holiday style for a family dinner is not as easy as putting together an outfit for a night out with friends. It takes a little more planning in order to be both stylish and appropriate in order to avoid any uncomfortable stares around the family table. It is better to keep your look as simple as it gets without being under dressed.

Cozy sweaters and denim

One of the most effortless, chic choices for the perfect Holiday family dinner outfit is definitely the sweater - denim combination. You can never go wrong with this outfit formula since it can be both appropriate and stylish at the same time. You can start by finding the perfect cable knit sweater (under $40) or if you need something extra warm take a look at this Billabong turtleneck sweater (under $40) .Fitted pants have only been my go-to designs especially because in family dinners ripped off jeans and baggy trousers are considered too casual. YMI super soft skinny jeans ( $28) is probably my most worn pair of denim ever and a great style for both morning and afternoon looks in December.  A major factor in every holiday family dinner outfit must be comfortless so you might need to avoid all the uncomfortable pairs of pumps for that matter. A pair of black ankle boots ($50) can always give you the stylish touch you need without hurting your feet in the middle of dinner.

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Layers and leggings

Leather leggings are not only a great choices for a casual morning look . If you style them the right way It could definitely be a completely appropriate look for every Holiday family dinner or gathering. Leggings are not pants and especially in this case you should not treat them like one. Pick a long, white shirt, this one for $40 or this one for $27 , layer it with (yet another) sweater, I always prefer cropped sweater when it comes to layering with shirts, like this Topshop gray knit for only $32 or a similar one with cropped sleeves .Once again ankle boots are a great finishing touch or for a slightly more polished look pair it up with a pair of black over the knee boots $80 .

Plaid and Over the Knee boots

Plaid always reminds me of the Holiday season and every year it happens to have a different plaid item to style. This time it is all about plaid skirts which luckily are one of the easiest designs to combine all you need is a white cable sweater ( my favorite design under $40 and another favorite for only $31 here ). Moving on to the perfect outwear color for every plaid skirt, camel. Neutral tones are the most versatile outwear option like this classic, button up coat for 70$ or another slightly lighter tone for here. Personally my camel coats collection helped my style almost every one of my outfit the past months , it will never go out of fashion. Lastly put on a pair of Over the knee boots , I listed 10 of my favorite designs on yesterday's post "Best gifts for yourself/100 under $100" so make sure to check these deals out before they go out of stock.

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Lace up sweaters , Skirts and Ankle boots

Lace up sweaters and skater skirts have always been the most casual yet chic combination for me. This extremely easy outfit idea is definitely a great choice for a casual Holiday family dinner. I am sure that by now you already own a lace-up sweater but if you don't (or want to expand your collection) you can find a pretty unique lace up sweater design for only $24 here but if you are interested in a basic design like mine you can find it here for $32 . I was going to suggest you a simple skater skirt , then I found this velvet skirt on Topshop and I knew I had to include it but if you still want to keep it simple here is the a super affordable choice for only $14 . Unfortunately my knitted cardigan is already sold out but you can find a few amazing designs here , here and here .


Holiday gifts for yourself | 100 under $100 #blogmas6

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Velvet Ankle Boots

All Under $100

Velvet Ankle boots are trending now more than ever and with a good cause. Even though I currently own only Velvet over the knee boots I can't wait to put my hands on  an Asos Endoria pair this Holidays. Velvet can definitely be a great choice for your holiday party outfits since it can easily add a romantic touch to almost every style while keeping you warm, and if you choose these ankle boots designs , definitely comfy. If you are not a brave girl maybe a classic all black pair would be the greatest choice for you and all your December outfits. As for me I would love to mix the velvet material with a long, silky strap dress for the evening.

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Basic Camel Coat

All Under $100
You can never have too many basic, camel coats and this year proves us right once again. As the most versatile piece camel coats can be styled with so many different outfits, it is ridiculous. If you are looking through your wardrobe not being able to find a coat to match most of your outfits these are the ones for you. If you look back at last month's posts you will definitely see that a camel coat like this Superdry Istegade can help you get through every time of the day without having to over think a combination. 

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Holiday Dual Lipsticks

All Under $100

I am by no means an makeup expert but when it comes to lipsticks I hardly ever miss a good chance to add a few more colors to my collection. Sometimes instead of clothes you need to spoil yourself with a brand new lipstick that will surely upgrade your everyday style without that much effort. Maybe you should even add a holiday packaging to your gift (it always cheers me up!)
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Silky Wrap Dress

All Under $100

Thank God they brought the satin trend back! I can't get over how romantic yet sexy this fabric looks on women and even though I am not into the total black satin-lace dresses that look like lingerie , the neutral toned once definitely have my heart. If you scroll back a little you will how much these Rococo boots can complement a satin dress like this one .Do you need anything else for your Holiday party outfits?! If you worry about the choice of outwear, what's a better idea than a gray fur coat?

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Choker Turtleneck

All Under $100

We are back at the comfy side highlighting one of my favorite colors (gray of course!). We have choker necklaces , so not choker sweaters? I always feel like choker sweaters are so incredibly comfortable but definitely not plain. This year I found myself looking more on lace up and choker sweaters than regular ones. I guess I already got caught in this trend. If you already have many sweaters like this one , you can always get your self a velvet choker top to style with your evening outfits .

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Triple Metal Chokers

All Under $100

Usually metallic chokers are not my top choice but I am sure you have many outfits for this moth that would go perfectly with these types of chokers. I did style a choker ( much close to this one) a few days back with a pair of black denim jeans and a white t-shirt which sounds extremely simple but it was definitely not. It is the holidays, you must feel free to add a little sparkle.

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Versatile leather skirt

All Under $100

Leather skirts are also trending this season and you are one of the few that did not get their hands on one yet or simply want to spoil yourself with another versatile leather skirt on a budget these are for you.If you do have a black one maybe you should a red one cause both colors can be styled exactly the same way. Personally when I see my black leather skirt all I can think of is a pair of fishnet tights , over the knee boots, a graphic t-shirt and a leather jacket (or maybe a fur coat for December, see bellow)
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

FAVORITE! Velvet Pumps

All Under $100

Velvet pumps are something that definitely couldn't be left out of this list. Actually I know it is the one thing that you stopped and looked twice . I was looking for a budget option for the last three days, turns out it was not as hard as I first thought. There are plenty of affordable velvet shoes like the Asos SO TRUE on sale for $37 and the Asos SO SWEET on sale for $32 . Even though black is a classic color you should really consider the red one first, this month demands something Christmassy.
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

The Cozy Knit

All Under $100

If you want to gift your self something for your capsule wardrobe a basic , gray sweater is definitely a wise choice. Knitted goodies can be styled in so many ways , it is a shame to miss the opportunity for something as versatile as this gray turtleneck sweater cause after all we all have those days that we desperately need something cozy and soft to wrap our self  with. Make sure you own all the essential , versatile pieces you need before give in into buying something more statement. At some point in our lives we all looked at our filled wardrobe thinking that we had nothing to wear.

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

FAVORITE! Gray faux fur

All Under $100

Faux Fur! The answer to every "What I am going to wear with my holiday evening outfits" question. Since faux fur coats came back our lives became a lot easier cause blazer are not as warm as you want to believe and you know it! You can always score the perfect faux fur for a great price like the Wild Pearl leopard print fur for only $54 .

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Over the knees on budget

All Under $100

It wouldn't be a holiday gift for yourself guide if I did't include over the knee boots because this is probably the main item you can't get enough of. Asos has THE BEST deals when it comes to over the knee boots and so many color choices too! I fell in love with the Asos KINGDOM boots (way under $100) and I literally could't wait to share them.Those few exposed inches of skin can really make a difference to how your whole figure looks like. 
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Pearl Velvet Box Bag

All Under $100

I found the perfect holiday clutch ( also available in black ) and it has pearls on it! If the following designs doesn't scream "Holiday Mood" I don't know which do. I have so many morning and afternoon bags and clutches but when it comes to eveningwear I can never find something to really love, but yesterday I found myself ordering this design ( mainly because I was sure that If I just put it in my wishlist it would most probably be sold out really fast ).

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Holiday Liquid Lipsticks

All Under $100

best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Cropped Flare Jeans

All Under $100
Cropped Flare Jeans are something VERY tricky but also very stylish if you choose the right length and pattern for you. If you are as short as I am (1.63) or close to this height then this type of flare pants are not for you. They will instantly make you look a lot shorter and heavier than you actually are. This pair is much more appropriate to your (and my) body type case it ends right above the ankle and adds much more volume from your knees down. Also this type , even thought is it a little shorter, does work well for petite women cause on the its fit and pattern.
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Tide Earrings

All Under $100

Many of us focus so much on clothes that we usually forget about jewelry. Well, earrings are a great gift for yourself (and for your loved ones) especially when you can find as beautiful designs as these ones. I have always been a fun of pastel stones and rose gold metals . They look so chic and pretty and can be surely combined with every outfit through the day .
best holiday gifts for yourself under $100

Midi Pleated Skirt

All Under $100

Pleated skirts are the new sensation and luckily you can wear your pleated skirt both in summer and winter. Even though neutral tones are much more easily combined , there is something about this wine ,midi skirt that I totally adore. A satin , slim strap top , a satin pleated, midi skirt and a pair of black , lace up pumps is definitely #outfit goals for every holiday party and event and totally appropriate for every circumstance 


Personalized gifts for her from small shops #blogmas3

Personalized gifts for her from small shops

Pineal Vision Jewelry

Hammered Sterling Silver Stacking Rings ($45) / Ellipse Stud Earrings ($20) / Meridian Ear Jackets ($25)

At the top of my personalized holiday gift guide is once again Pineal Vision Jewelry's most recent collection.Within the last two years I have been lucky enough to own many of her 100% handmade, original creations and this year is no different. Her recently launched sterling silver collection is maybe out of her ordinary work but definitely something clean, elegant and most importantly versatile .For every women in your life that prefers simple and classic designs (with a twist) these are definitely the best options for a great holiday gift just for her. Apart from her incredible work she also offers gift giving services, the most beautiful personalized gift wrapping (take a look here) along with a handwritten note.

Personalized gifts for her from small shops
Personalized gifts for her from small shops


Hand Knit Turban ($22) in 31 colors

Every time I come across a fellow Greek designer I can't help but feel proud. Plexida is a celebration of knitwear, from beanies, to headbands, tops ,scarves and gloves (including a collection for men), in other words? The perfect holiday shopping destination for everything cozy and warm. They offer a wide color palette (31 colors) that can definitely satisfy every women's taste. They also offer a custom order option which allows you to create a truly personalized gift for your loved ones in a very friendly price. 

Personalized gifts for her from small shops


Boho luxury beaded earrings / Friendship Bracelets / Velvet tan beaded choker / Boho necklace

We are back to handmade jewelry and this time I choose a bohemian luxury set that can be styled thought the year. Melz Jewelry are perhaps one of the most unique and inspirational online shops I have even visited in my life Every piece is has its own , remarkable details and the choices ,designs and colors are truly endless (Scroll back up and notice all the details on this choker, I dare you).Why I love Melz Jewelry so much? Mainly because no matter how much I search the internet, I cannot find anything similar to these jewelry designs and two, what is a better personalized gift than a luxury ,handcrafted friendship bracelet?

Personalized gifts for her from small shops

Pineal Vision Jewelry

Raw Amethyst Gemstone Ring ($45)  / Rutile Mineral Stacking Ring ( $45)  / All Cooper Rings

The second gift set from Pineal Vision Jewelry is a few pieces from her main collection. The key elements of her work are mainly raw gemstones that turn into beautiful rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings , each one of them electroformed and processed by her in her .You can choose your loved one's favorite color , gemstone , design and customize it in order to meed her sense of style in the best way possible or take it a step further and create a rig set of all her favorite gems. You can find a tone of different designs in her shop page or create your own jewelry piece from scratch !

Personalized gifts for her from small shops
Personalized gifts for her from small shops

Kin Lab Collective

Ombre Tie Dye Scarf ($95) Made in Nepal by the women of a Himalayan Women's Center

There is a whole category of ethnic textiles and handmade designs on the blog since the day it lanced and this personalized gift guide could not be completed without them. Kin Lab is a relatively new store with a great history behind it! Every piece of clothing or jewelry is completely handcrafted by in Nepal by by the women of a Himalayan Women's Center, that provides them with training for valuable skills they can use in the future and a salary that allows them to feel independent and contribute to their families. Kin Lab is a great place to search for the perfect holiday gift during the holidays since it is not only a collection of beautiful, ethic designs but also a great help to these women artisans. You can find all their products here (wait! There is a gorgeous Trancoso Tribal necklace I would like you to see also)

Personalized gifts for her from small shops

Upcycled Styles and Kin Lab Collective

Guatemala Ceramic Pastel Bead Leather Cuff ($70)  / Silver Elephant Bangle (under $20)

Last but not least I stack three statement bracelets from two different small shops that I wish I had during my summer holidays ughh! The elephant silver bangle is my Christmas gift from Upcycled Styles (Yes, you have heard of them a million times before ). They are a group of Hill Tribe  artisans that create eco-friendly textiles and designs while promoting safe working conditions and a living wage as part of their commitment to Fair Trade. The holidays are the greatest time of the year to offer something to our loved once that is not only unique and well-crafted but also comes from people that try to change the world.


Two bracelets to wear with every holiday outfit #blogmas2

Two bracelets  to with every holiday outfit
Outfit Details:

Holidays are all about love, gratitude, glitter and sparkle. If you follow my blog for quite some time you know that even though I am not fond of these two elements above this time of the year everything is different.  Having to choose between so many delicate and beautiful designs in order to pick my top 2 favorite bracelets that can be warn with every holiday outfit was way more difficult than it sounds. I was specifically looking for pieces than can be warn not only through the day but also with every holiday party outfit in December. I found myself leaning towards classic yet chic bracelets that are most importantly comfortable and versatile enough.

Then I had to pick my favorite material (mostly between gold, rose gold and silver) and as always rose gold beat everything else without any effort. Less is definitely more and that's exactly why I usually prefer slim but eye catchy jewelry designs for both my casual and formal attires , or maybe because I don't want to feel any extra wight on my hands, neck etc . Last but not least I feel like bangles and cuffs like these ones are so classic and simple that can be relevant with almost everyone's personal style, especially now that Holiday parties, brunches and gathering are a breath away.

Two bracelets  to with every holiday outfitTwo bracelets  to with every holiday outfit
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As we are talking about clean and classy designs I could't leave out a collection of my current favorite little black dresses for the Holidays (yes, all of them are under $200). As you can see by my choices bellow December is a celebration of lace for me and what's a better way to wear lace than in a simple, little black dress? Even though black is commonly known as the safest choice it doesn't mean that you can catch everybody's eye with the right pattern and material.

5 jackets I will wear a lot these holidays #blogmas1

5 jacket you need to have for this Holiday season

- 1 . The warm versatile coat

If you are a loyal reader of my blog you probably know by know what a big sucker for coats I really am. From all the recent and previous purchases this nakd fashion two colored coat is most definitely the one I find myself wearing over and over again since the first day I laid hands on it. A versatile, neutral colored coat is for sure something that every girl should own not only cause it is extremely easy to pair it up with literally any outfit due to it's color , length and material but also you can be sure it will never go out of style. I am going to stop right there because I made these point two times before on my previous posts  " Beatrix for nakd and "The perfect travel outfit for the holidays " .

5 jacket you need to have for this Holiday season

-2.The embroidered bomber jacket

Even though bomber jackets are a trending item and probably won't be in for long I simply can't leave them out of my favorite coats for the holidays list. When it comes to trendy designs like this one I always prefer something not basic (enjoy it while it last right?) and this embroidered bomber jacket is surely not a basic piece. Both the soft shades and eye-catching design made me fell in love with it and actually style in different ways, especially with sweatpants and sweaters.Why I think this would be a perfect jacket for the holidays? Cause it will definitely add a stylish touch to every casual, morning outfit I will put on before I head over to the city center ( so many gifts to choose, such a little time!)

5 jacket you need to have for this Holiday season

-3. The lightweight, long jacket

Every time I refer to this jacket I always present it as a cardigan even though is clearly not knitted but is much lighter than a usual coat. I am completely aware of he fact that this jacket along will not work well with winter temperatures and that's why I keep this lightweight jacket for layering. Usually I untie the belt , put on a leather jacket and wrap a blanket scarf around me. There is nothing more cozy than a layered outfit especially when you always end up in a coffee place after every errand you have to run in the city like I am. If winter is not that cruel in your country put on a chunky, turtleneck sweater , a pair of denim , your black ankle boots and you are ready to go.

5 jacket you need to have for this Holiday season

-4. The waterproof jacket

Moving on to perhaps the most clever purchase I made a few days before I left for the Bansko Ski Resort. I am not used to snowy mountains and freezing temperatures . As I complained about a million times on instagram, Greece is always pretty warm even in Christmas so travels like this one really catch me unguarded. I really learned my lesson since last year and along with that the importance of owning a waterproof jacket for every winter getaway (or winter sport you might like to try along the way)

5 jacket you need to have for this Holiday season

-5. The denim jacket

Yes, I know, What a surprise! Like the neutral colored jacket-cardigan above this is another piece I keep strictly for layering but this time I always try to pair it up with camel coats and blanket scarfs, high-neck blouses and leather jackets or a black fur coat. For all the combinations I mentioned and for a thousand more styling tricks you can pull of during every season investing in a high quality denim jacket is definitely a wise choice since it is after all one of the most basic pieces for every season.

Best holiday gift ideas for the family

best holiday gift ideas for the family

We are a breath away from the Holidays, the most beautiful time of the year and a great opportunity to give
 and receive all the love you have in you for the people close to you that you maybe neglect to show as often
 as it should. Before I start rambling about all the holiday gift ideas I reshered  over the last two weeks I 
would like to poin out that gifts, even thoough exciting, cannot replace all the emotions and gratidute you 
have to express to your family through words and actions (especially durring the this season). Before you 
pick something beautiful (maybe from the list above?) make sure to add a personalized touch to any gift ,
 maybe a handwritten christmas card? A diy package with a few polaroid snaps of you and your family 
wrapped around the bow ? Some handcrafted holiday gift tags for every member of your family? You name
 it! Make it special, personal and unique (You now they diserve it!)

Gift Ideas for your mom - How to decide

This is probably the greatest time to gift your mom something that she needs in her daily wardrobe but thinks
she thinks it is a little "over her clothing budget". Women at any age love to have something chic and
 luxurious but moms most of the times tend to put a few of their need on hold. Personally I think this
  cashmere neurtal colored sweater ($79) is a great choice cause of it's beautiful , solf  facric and versatility.
 Another great gift idea for your mom is somethin basic yet classy that can be worn alot during the holidays
and of course, all wear long with many casual and formal outfits is the Blaque Blazer ($108) . Every year I
 give a few extra dollars just for my mom's gift because I know that there are things she would love to have
 but never decides to order herself. Lastly, if you are looking for a strick budget choice a great gift for you
 mom a nice, clean pair of earrings (not too formal or informal) like the Kate Spade Studd earrings ( $36) or
 the Drop Earrings ($33) would be the best ideas.

Gift Ideas for your dad - How to decide

Ohh, dad. The only one that keeps complaining about the fact that Father's day is much less known than
 Mother's day , the one that always informs you that "he wants nothing for Christmas" but still acts like a little
 child as soon as you pass him his gift ( is it just my dad?!). My fist and most popular among all the gift ideas
 for your father is of course a classic timepiece like the Nixon watch ($250) or the Citizen Eco
 Drive($187) .If youe dad fances most casual designs maybe you should consider the Caliborne gold tone
 ($49) or the Caliborne leather ($63) . In case his watch collection is already too big maybe a bracelet ( like
 the Crucible $49) would be a great match for his favorite watch. If your father loves something personalized
 but still is not ready to wear a necklace you can find personalized, monogram cufflinks (maybe with your
 name's fist letter?) like the Cathy's silver cufflinks ($43) . Last but not least if your dad spends lots of time 
outdoors maybe you should consider a more practical (but still classy) gift like the Ralph Lauren scarf ( $48)


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