Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is just a few days away and even though I’ve been done with my shopping for quite some time, I am in need of stocking stuffers. I like to give practical gifts in stocking like pens, agendas, and various office supplies, however I made sure to find items that are festive and usable for the new year. I’ve rounded up a few fun items below, many of them I’m hoping to see in my stocking come Christmas Eve!

stocking stuffers

:: 1. Jonathan Adler 17 Month Agenda | 2. Poppin Ballpoint Pen Set | 3. Jordan Carlyle Gemstone iPhone Case | 4. GiGi New York Leather Passport Holder | 5. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment | 6. Smith & Cult “Plastic Beach” Nailpolish | 7. J.Crew Fair Isle Socks | 8. Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave | 9. Henri Bendel Autumn Noir Travel Candle ::

Sparkle Sparkle

Peninsula Hotel Chicago

:: Greylin Embroidered Dress |Express Glitter Belt | Sole Society Ring | Bauble Bar Bracelet | M2 Boutique Rings | Sole Society Pumps (old) ::

With New Years just around the corner, the girls and I were all about showcasing the sequin and sparkle this weekend. This year I was determined to find a dress that was not only appropriate for the glitz and glamour that is New Years Eve, but also a dress that I could wear frequently through the rest of the year. I loved that all of us girls showcased sequin in fashionably appropriate way and The Peninsula’s grand tea room just pulled it all together.

You may have noticed a few snowmen in these photos and that is because this month if you snap a photo of a #snowpage and tweet/fb/instagram it to @PeninsulaHotels, they will make a donation to the #MakeAWish foundation! So go do it now!

Black Dress for NYE, New Years Eve, Revolve Clothing NYE Dress; Little Black Dress Peninsula Hotel Chicago Embroidered Dress gold-jewelry Peninsula Hotel Chicago Peninsula Hotel Chicago:: Photos taken by Lindsay Humes of White Oak Creative ::

 

Christmas at the Peninsula Hotel

Peninsula Hotel Chicago:: d.Ra sweater c/o Comfort Me Boutique | ASOS blanket scarf | Hudson Skinny Jean | Sole Society Pumps (old) | Bauble Bar Bracelet | Sole Society Armor Ring | NARS Dragon Girl Lipstain ::

This holiday season has been a whirlwind of adventure and events, and I for one have been doing a ton of wonderful things all around Chicago. While I would normally stress myself out about posting and instagramming each and every thing, I decided right after Thanksgiving that I was going to shy away from social media and enjoy the moment.

With that being said, I would say that Chicago is definitely my favorite place in the world during the holiday season. For the month of December the city transforms itself into a winter wonderland with various activities, light shows, and ice skating. This past weekend Sam, Peggy, Nicole, Rachel and I had a blast hanging out at the Peninsula Hotel. We spent some time on the rooftop checking out the ice skating rink, enjoying some delicious hot chocolate, and of course sipping champagne. It was a beautiful day in Chicago as 50 degrees in Chicago in December is unheard of!

For my outfit I wore a super cozy oversized sweater with my favorite blanket scarf to keep me warm. To give my outfit some definition, I belted my scarf and wore it more as a warm cape. I like to keep my outfits oversized and lose during this time of the year so that I can stay comfortable while overindulging on just about everything.

If you are spending any time this month in Chicago, make sure to come check out The Peninsula Hotel and their winter wonderland on the rooftop. From ice skating, snowmen, and so many more activities for adults and kids, it’s a must see and do before the year is over!

P.S. A huge thanks to Rachel from An Eventful Life for setting up this fun event for all of us girls to enjoy.

blanket scarf belted chicago winter festival winter outfit with blanket scarf belted hot chocolate at peninsula hotel plaid scarf peninsula hotel chicago

 

:: Photos taken by Lindsay Humes of White Oak Creative ::

Chicago, You’re Invited!

December always seems to be one of those whirlwind months filled with events, parties, and the last minute rush at work that keeps you so busy, you become more aware that 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough.

Chicago, I have some exciting things happening this month and I can’t wait to share with all of you! I hope you see some of you at all or at least of these Chicago events this month – please stop by and say HELLO!

:: PrettyQuick – I’m taking over @prettyquick’s instagram account this weekend! Be sure to follow along with @prettyquick & @caravanofstyle ! ::

prettyquick, chicago

:: Please join Caitlin of A Cheeky Fox, Rachel of An Eventful Life and me next Thursday, December 11th at U.S. Apothecary on Southport! This St.Louis based company has some wonderful gifts, home decor, and terrific vegan candles that will make your holiday season extra bright! ::

U.S. Apothecary, St.Louis, Chicago

:: TONIGHT! Please join Laurie of 312 Beauty & me at Comfort Me Boutique for the #LPHoliday Shop Hop event! Drinks from SocialEnjoyments will keep you happy while you check off a few items from your holiday list with items from this amazing local Chicago boutique. We’re also giving away an amazing gift basket if you come in an instagram a photo from the store. ::

Lincoln Park Shop Hop, Chicago, December Events, Lincoln Park

Cyber Monday 2014

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{ Image via MargotMadison }

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