Gift Idea for Him: The Five Senses Gift

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Happy Friday!! We are 16 days away from Christmas and I have not purchased not one single gift.  Honestly, that’s nothing new because I’m always a last minute shopper.  When it comes to my kids, shopping is pretty easy.  The difficulty comes in when I’m shopping for my husband.  It’s not that he is hard to please, it’s the pressure of trying to top the gift I gave him last year.  As I was thinking about what I was going to get him the other night, it hit me!!  It’s not the value of the gift that counts, it is really the thought that counts!

So, instead of browsing Amazon, Best Buy, or Saks for the latest and greatest gadget or designer threads, I’m going to really put some thought into his gift this year. Which brings me to this awesome thoughtful gift idea I found!  The five senses gift concept.  This idea is easy, romantic, inexpensive, and definitely thoughtful!

The concept revolves around the five basic senses (sight, touch, hear, taste, and smell). Therefore, I will give him a gift for each sense. I haven’t purchased the gifts yet but I wanted to share the concept with you and gift ideas for each sense! 🙂

1. Sense of Sight

  • Trip to his favorite game (basketball, football, hockey, etc.…)
  • Gift card for a movie date night
  • Sexy lingerie for him to see you in! 🙂
  • Photos of you, the kids, etc.…
  • A handwritten love letter

2. Sense of Touch

  • Full body massage (a certificate to a spa or massage oils for you to massage him)
  • Silk boxers
  • Touch screen electronic device
  • Pillow

3. Sense of Sound (hearing)

  • Concert tickets
  • Watch (I thought the “ticking” of the watch could fit into this category)
  • Wireless earphones

4. Sense of Taste

  • Favorite bottle of wine, beer, vodka, etc…
  • Dinner to his favorite restaurant or cook his favorite meal
  • Favorite snacks
  • Edible massage oil

5. Sense of Smell

  • Cologne
  • Scented body wash/ lotion
  • Cigar
  • Car air freshener

These are just a few gift ideas for this concept to help get you started! Another great thing about this concept is that it can be used for any family member or friend!  Cheers to thoughtful Christmas gifts this year! Be sure to check out Pinterest for more inspiration! Happy Shopping!

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Four Chic Holiday Party Clutches

clutchesThanksgiving is over and if you are like me, you are gearing up for a jam-packed social calendar next month! From holiday parties, cocktail hours, and family gatherings, you are sure to be busy until the clock strikes 2018. So, with all of the chic holiday looks you have started to put together, you will need a festive clutch to accessorize your look!  I have rounded up a four clutches under $50 to help you navigate through the holiday party scene!

1.) This sequin clutch will definitely add some sparkle to your look!

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2.) Velvet is one of the hottest fabrics this season! You cannot go wrong with adding this velvet clutch to your look!

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3.) Tis’ the season for bling! This jeweled clutch will add a little bedazzle to your look!

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4.) This faux fur clutch will compliment any look this holiday season!

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The Sweater Dress

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The sweater dress is a fall/winter must have! It is so easy to throw on for a stylish comfortable look!  Another great thing about the sweater dress is that it is very versatile.  You can pair it with tights, boots, or booties and this look is good to go!  The sweater dress comes in various styles, knits, colors, and patterns so you are able to wear it on the weekend or to work.

I’m wearing a black ribbed lace up sweater dress from Misguided. This dress is one of my favorite purchases.  It’s stylish and comfortable!
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A sweater dress is perfect to wear on a Saturday night when you are having dinner with your girlfriends!  If you are looking for a comfy stylish sweater dress, check out two of my favorite sweater dress styles below.

Have a great week!

 

Office Chic

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Happy Monday!! If you are like me, then it’s time to head to the office!  I have been working in an office for years and have seen business attire evolve from boring to fashionable!  Majority of my career, I have worked in organizations with conservative dress codes.  However, there are some organizations today that have adopted a more casual dress code.  Either way, you can still stay true to your sense of style while looking professional.  I like to refer to it as being office chic!

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Three Ways to Style the Classic White Button Down Shirt

Hi ladies! Happy Monday! A couple of weeks ago I listed four classic essential pieces that you need in your wardrobe.  The classic white button down shirt was one of those pieces.  Normally, when you think of a white button down, the first thing that comes to mind is polished or preppy.  Therefore, it may stay tucked away in the back of your closet until needed.  However, don’t under estimate this basic essential piece. Today, I’m going to show you three ways you can take this basic essential piece from boring to fashionable!

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Plaid, Please!

It’s Wardrobe Wednesday!! Plaid is one of the hottest trends this fall!  When you think of plaid, you normally think of the oversized grunge flannel shirts.  This year plaid was featured on the runway in bright, soft tones, and neutral colors.  From suits, dresses, skirts, and blazers, plaid patterns are definitely one trend you will see while shopping online and in stores.  You should be able to find a plaid piece in just about every brand this fall!

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Casual Chic: The Cold Shoulder Sweater

I hope that you ladies are getting a great start to your week! As the temperature continues to drop, I’m getting more excited to share my fall looks with you.  I’m especially excited to share this look because it’s one of my favorites!!  This cold shoulder sweater allows me to bring this popular summer trend into the fall!!  It’s a fun way to show a little skin while still being comfortable!

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