Style Your Senses
A Life + Style Blog for the modern millennial who wants it all.
November 17, 2016 |
Hi Friends! First of all, thank you SO much for your feedback on yesterday’s post. I am so thankful for you guys and felt an overwhelming sense of relief as each comment, text or email came through saying you really liked this format!!! As promised, today is part two of my Gift Guide for HER (Part I HERE)! This time I’m talking about the very best gifts for your dearest girlfriends! From colorful to cute and heartfelt to heart-warming, I’ve got them all covered. Girlfriends are truly one of life’s richest blessings in my opinion. They are essential to my sanity, make me laugh every day, and, most importantly, they know where all the bodies are buried…if ya know what I mean! Buying gifts for my best girls is always so much fun…I feel like I can step out of the box just a little a go for colorful, cheeky and trendy!
As I was writing this post, I started to think about YOU guys. How I really do consider you all my girlfriends and how I wish that I could send each of you fun gifts this Holiday Season. You put up with my constant use of bad grammar and run-on sentences, you come here daily to see what I’m blabbering about, and you are the most supportive and encouraging group of women that I honestly have no idea how I got so lucky to meet. So at the end of this post, I’m hosting a little gift exchange…I really hope that you’ll join in because this is way outside of my comfort zone…keep reading to see why!
One | Cheers Champagne Flutes
Aren’t these darling? Great for a hostess gift or for your best gal pal who loves a good glass of champs!
Two | Tassel Earrings
These mini tassel earrings are on the very top of my gift giving list. I’m not sure that I’ve ever met a girlfriend who didn’t love a good tassel earring and this darling little gift box comes with three perfect colors.
Three | 2017 Planner
This is my absolute favorite planner and they sure make a timely and great gift for the organized gal on your list. There’s a weekly and monthly version and they are just done SO well, especially with busy mamas in mind.
Four | ‘She Believed She Could’ Cuff
How adorable is this dainty cuff. What a sweet reminder and it makes the perfect addition to any bracelet stack…also comes in silver and rose gold.
Five | Grace, Not Perfection for $12!
If you have some busy mamas in the trenches of motherhood on your list, please please consider getting her this book. It’s such an inspiring and uplifting read with room to journal and record thoughts and inspirational quotes. Emily Ley is one of my absolute favorite Instagram mamas out there and her message that we should all offer ourselves Grace over Perfection hits home so hard with me. So many of my own girlfriends are getting this book for Christmas!
Six | Polka Dot Apron
I mean not much else to say aside from this being the cutest thing of ever. They also have a matching one for little girls, too!
Seven | Don’t Talk While I’m Texting Mug
My hubby would tell you that this mug is stating my life story. I only tell him to shush while I’m texting because I simply can’t focus on both…yeah right, #ijustdontcare 😉
Eight | Say It In French Tote for $15!
…bahahaha I really did LOL when I saw this for the first time. The perfect tote for you sassiest gal pal!
Nine | Bubble Drop Earrings
We all know that these oversized bubble earrings are all of the rage right now and have just been released in this fuchsia color, which I’m obsessed with. Mark these down for your colorful girlfriend who isn’t afraid to try new trends!
Ten | How Merlot Can You Go Sweatshirt
The best (GNI) “girls-night-in” sweatshirt if I’ve ever seen one. These days, loungewear doesn’t have to be frumpy and this sequin, cheeky sweatshirt is the perfect example of that.
Eleven | Flannel Lounge Pants
These come in a ton of plaids and I love that there’s some shape given to the otherwise baggy flannel style with the banded ankles. Another great piece of loungewear and a great gift for so many ladies on your list.
Twelve | Lip Gloss Trio
What girl doesn’t want a YSL lip gloss trio set in all of their best colors???
Thirteen | Mermaid Tail Throw
Okay, I think that this is one of my favorites! It’s a knit throw that you cozy into the tail of and never have to worry about being cold or not looking adorable in. It comes in a ton of colors and is just about the cutest thing, a fun way to mix up gift giving.
Fourteen | Mini Stud Earrings
These are great for busy moms who like a little punch of sparkle on the daily. They come in a ton of colors, make great gifts and are an awesome price point. Face it, all girls love Kate Spade, too!
Fifteen | Baies Candle
My favorite Diptique scent and an awesome candle to give a girlfriend in a new home! The aesthetic of these candles is gorgeous, but the concentration of the scent makes it so worth the higher price. They are truly a luxurious gift to give and receive.
Now for the gift exchange! Like I mentioned, I really do consider this blog just a community of friends. When I open my computer to write a post, I consider it like opening my email to write my girlfriends about whatever is on my mind. There are quite a few of you that I text, email and communicate with daily and I feel so blessed to have fostered actual friendships through a completely virtual space. Your trust, loyalty and encouragement have taken this blog from a journal to something greater than I could have ever imagined. I’m writing this at 5:15 am not because I drug myself out of bed, but because I virtually skip out of bed at 5 am every morning to finish the daily post. I am so passionate about this little space and am so giddy when I hit “publish” on each post.
Before I blab into oblivion, here’s the thing…I never ask for help. Like ever. I’m more likely to do down in a sinking ship thinking that I can swim 10 miles to shore than ask for a life raft. I never have and it’s probably one of my worst qualities. I always get nervous that I might put someone out or slightly offend them by asking for a piece of their time and instead take on everything myself. Today, I’m sucking it up, biting my nails and totally asking for YOUR help…
This past year, you guys have helped me to grow this little piece of space into something so amazing. I remember thinking this last year and I could have never imagined that it would continue to grow in 2016. What I’ve come to realize is that the very best form of flattery is referring Style Your Senses to your friends. It’s the biggest compliment to introduce my little space to women who you love and trust and truly the most organic way to continue to grow this community of women.
Soooo, I’m giving away a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card and am simply asking for you to refer SYS to a new friend. It could be forwarding the daily post email along, copying and sharing this post in an email, sharing the blog on Facebook or simply telling a girlfriend over coffee how and why you read each post. Tell them if you signed up for emails or like to follow along on Facebook. If you’re an Instagram gal, share the handle and warn them that there’s a spelling error in virtually every one of my posts…lol! The genuine referral between friends is better than any Facebook advertising or Instagram giveaway that I could ever do and I’d be so appreciative if you joined in and shared with your friends! I’m not even including any formal “entry ” and am going on the honor system here, just simply leave your email address below and consider yourself entered. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Truly, you guys are the best and I adore you….that’s all! xo
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Cassie Bustamante says
November 17, 2016 at 7:33 AM
i tell my friends about your site all the time when it comes to fashion! you’re my guru!
Style Your Senses says
November 17, 2016 at 9:49 AM
you are the best and I adore you…that’s all!
Nanda Jones says
November 17, 2016 at 9:15 AM
I have shared your blog in the past with co-workers (even Men to get help with presents for their wives) and I have shared today with more friends. I get your blog updates every morning as an RSS Feed to my work email. It’s what I read first thing while drinking my morning coffee! Thanks for all your advice and ideas because I NEED them!
November 17, 2016 at 9:48 AM
oh my goodness I am so flattered!!! you made my day! xoxox
November 17, 2016 at 9:57 AM
Shared!! I’ve loved watching your blog grow and develop and love popping in daily to see what fun you have in store! XO
November 17, 2016 at 10:35 AM
You are the sweetest! I really really really appreciate it! xo
Michelle Cook says
November 17, 2016 at 9:59 AM
I have referred your instagram account and your blog to many of my friends. I love both your fashion and home styling.
P.S. I’m also the stalker that spoke to you at Weeschool’s Family Night. Ha! I was a little embarrassed afterwards that I did that.
Michelle– Thanks SO much! And omg no way I love meeting people! You were totally rocking that LOFT dress— loved it with the fur vest!! xoxo
Lindsay Torlincasi says
November 17, 2016 at 10:52 AM
My mommy friends always ask me how I have time to online shop and dig through all the options and I always say YOUR BLOG helps me SO much! You always have affordable, versatile, on-trend clothing/accessory/shoe options and I love that you include fit reviews! I have told so many about SYS and plan on continuing because you’re on of my faves tonopen every morning 😉.
November 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM
Thank you sweet friend!!! And thank you for being the very person who introduced my to blogs at all! All of our coffee walks discucssing the daily posts of Young House Love and Peppermint Bliss…those were the days! Miss you!
Iman B says
November 17, 2016 at 10:17 PM
I share your blog with all my girls, love it!! It has made shopping enjoyable again, post kids 🙂
November 18, 2016 at 8:24 AM
Thank you so so much, mama! xo
November 19, 2016 at 5:57 PM
Oh I have to say I adore that mermaid tale! So precious!!! That would sure keep my my toes warm this cold winter!!! Got our first snow yesterday 🙂 I shared with my sister! She would love your site as much as I do. 🙂 PS….she is good at spelling errors too…so we all fit in good together 🙂
November 20, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Laura- THANK YOU for sharing!! I so appreciate it!!! Isn’t the mermaid cute??? Snow already?? Where do you live?? xoxo
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