What I am Stocking Up On This Black Friday

Black Friday Sales 2017

This Black Friday, I am going in with a strategy of not only grabbing gifts for loved ones but also stocking up on my favorites. Let’s face it, it’s also the time of the year to pamper ourselves.  My suggestion is if you have a specific brand you love (like Asos) or a department store you always shop (ahem Nordstrom), why not get familiar with what’s on sale now so you are ready to grab what you love and are missing in your wardrobe. I love to stock up on vitamins from my favorite store, blogging essentials, and clothes for upcoming events. I also love picking up a few designer accessories for all the hard work that I’ve done this year. I find the best prices on designer goods during this time of the year. I’ll share specifics below!

Pro tip: Tell your family to send over their wishlists as well, so you can be on the hunt for sales on their gifts while you shop for what you like.

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Holiday Gift Shopping For The Men In Your Life

Holiday Gift Shopping

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Shopping for presents is one of the best things about the lead up to Christmas; not only do you have an excuse to go shopping, but you also get the chance to really spoil the people who you love. Yet the common complaint remains between the genders – that they have no idea what to buy the other one. For women, it can be straightforward, with candles, blankets, jewelry (a bit stereotypical but it’s true) but men can be a little bit more complicated to shop for.

Most people receive the same answer when you ask a guy what they want for Christmas: ‘I dunno’ or ‘nothing’ but imagine their shock when you hand them a box of nothing on the day. And while no one likes to use stereotypes – this might be the only time they are useful. You can easily shop for people by concentrating on one hobby they have, or one thing they love.

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H&M’s Countdown to Black Friday Deals

countdown to black friday

H&M is doing something very generous, and that is giving us extra savings on clothes we need for the holidays. You know the way to my hear, H&M. They are calling it ” Countdown to Black Friday Deals”. I searched high and low at the sale and found my top picks. I would wear these to Thanksgiving dinner, Holiday parties, or seriously any other time of the year. The incredible part is they are all under $50!

H&M’s Countdown to Black Friday Deals

You’ll notice off the bat, velvet is a top trend that I am loving. This crushed velvet jacket in teal has been calling my name since the moment it hit stores, and now it is on sale! Throw it over some skinny deals and your favorite top and you’re ready to go.

Similarly, these wide-leg velvet pants are a total must for the holiday season. They feel like pajamas but looks super chic. Can’t go wrong for under $30! If you have a slightly more upscale party to attend, I really like this long black dress with a low cut back. Looking for more color? Try this blue wrap dress that is absolutely stunning! I’ve seen many stylists are pairing these dressed with knee boots for an edgy and modern twist.

Last top pick is this velvet fitted dress in either pink or black. Super cute and great for any occasion, even New Year’s Eve! The best part is it’s only $9.99.

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20 Amazing Gifts Under 20 Dollars!

20 amazing gifts under 20

I don’t know about you, but each year the holiday seems to get more and more expensive. However, I still like to treat my friends and colleagues with gifts. A reminder of how much they mean to me and a token of gratitude for the year we spent together. I found these 20 amazing gifts under 20 dollars that I think you’ll love to give as well. Most of them are for women but there are definitely a few that men would love to receive as well. Pro tip, if you are on a tight budget, try baking goodies for everyone and wrapping them in festive tin boxes. No one can resist chocolate chip cookies or peppermint brownies!

20 Amazing Gifts Under 20 Dollars
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How To Be A Stand Out Blogger In A Crowded Marketplace

How To Be A Stand Out Blogger

Blogging is an unbelievable profession because you get to be the boss and decide where your future is heading. However, the competition is fierce for exactly these reasons. More and more people want the “blogging” lifestyle, which is why the market is packed. Trying to stand out from the crowd is something we all face and try to do accomplish for the mere fact it generates leads, revenue, and increase traffic. By being unique, you can expand and boost your market share. However, it can be tricky to find ways to stand out, it is often harder than it looks.

With that in mind, below are three tips on how to be a stand out blogger in a crowded marketplace.

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Acing Events: Soiree Survival Tips & How To’s

soiree survival tips

Event planning can be a complete dream to some and an absolute nightmare to others. Whether it’s something you regularly do or not, you have to learn to make it work for you. Because everyone from the social butterflies to the socially awkward will have events to celebrate at key points in their life. From weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and parties just because, when you’re trying to put on an event of a lifetime, a whole lot of stress can come your way. But it doesn’t have to; you just need to know how to master it. So if you’re pulling together an extravagant soiree anything soon, here’s how to survive it.

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The Ultimate Blogger Holiday Gift Guide 2017

HE ULTIMATE BLOGGER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

I have tested products all year long for the sole purpose to create the ultimate blogger holiday gift guide! That’s right, everything on this magnificent list I tried, used, and fell in love with. These are the products that went above and beyond my expectations. These are the pieces I use daily and can’t live without. These are the gifts that, just receiving one of these as a holiday present will make a person break into a happy dance (or into happy tears). Imagine what would happen if you gifted two of these! This is why it is deemed the ultimate blogger holiday gift guide 2017 edition! Let’s get gifting.

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How to Deal With The Stress Of Life

how to deal with the stress of life

Let’s face it, whether you like it or not, life can be pretty stressful. In fact, it’s easy to feel as though stress is pretty much the default setting that most of us spend our time in. Between work, family, financial responsibilities, and everything else that you have to deal with, adult life can all get pretty overwhelming after a while. That being said, there are almost certainly specific times in life when the stress levels end up becoming even more significant. When that happens, it’s easy to feel like things are completely falling apart. Of course, things don’t have to be that way. You might not be able to avoid stressful situations, but it’s how you deal with those situations that makes all the difference. With that in mind, here how to deal with the stress of life.

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