Moms can be tough to buy for. What do you get the woman who says she wants nothing yet totally deserves something special? I’ve brought together a list of a few ideas that I think would be perfect. You can never go wrong with something luxurious like CASHMERE or a nice LEATHER BAG. A little something to PAMPER her never hurt, either. If your mom is super stylish, get her this CAPE JACKET or BOOTS for a warm winter. Enjoy!
And the 2014 Holiday Gifting continues with a guide for those glam girls in your life who love chic silhouettes, glam accessories & a little [ faux ] fur. Black takes over the majority of their wardrobe but they aren’t afraid of a pop of color now & again – oxblood lip, anyone? Happy shopping!
This entire week will be dedicated to gifts, gifts, gifts so stay tuned for more guides to come!
A guide for the fitness fanatic was a no-brainer since fitness to street apparel is a huge trend right now. From URBAN OUTFITTERS [ the pattern! the print! ] to FOREVER 21 & ZELLA for NORDSTROM to the more obvious LULULEMON, ATHLETA, & NIKE, stores are definitely stepping up their game. This makes me very happy because if I can hop from barre to cocktails & still look cute, well, that’s a big win in my book.
The NEW ARRIVALS at Lululemon are so fun [ sequins anyone? ]. It just wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t include a BKR bottle & my fave QUEST bars [ helloooo S’Mores ]. How insanely gorgeous are these YOGA MATS? If you know a fitness fanatic in your life, this list has everything. Happy shopping!
To kick off the holidays, myself & some fellow bloggers joined forces to bring you our favorite items to gift & be given. We divided the items into three different baskets chock full of everything you’ll need this season to stay fashionable, host a party & most importantly, have fun. Without all of you, blogging wouldn’t really be much fun would it? Consider it our way of saying thanks.
When deciding what to contribute as my gift, I wanted my item [ ok, items…I couldn’t pick ] to be something I truly love & use. My BKR BOTTLE is basically attached to my hand, so this was an easy choice. Staying hydrated is important to me. Remember THIS? Plus, these glass bottles are eco-friendly & pretty to carry around. To top it off, no holiday season is complete without a bold red lip [ don’t forget to exfoliate first…dry Chicago winters can do a number on the pout ] & it’s no secret that BITE BEAUTY is an OBSESSION of mine. So lovely readers, as my contribution, I will be giving away:
Yay! It’s the biggest sale of the year. The best part? You don’t have to move from your bed. Cozy up with my guide for the best sales & steals around the web. Stay tuned later this week for more gift guides right here too. Oh, and need some tunes to get you in the mood?Check out my December PLAYLIST. Let’s get shopping!
Normally I don’t post on Saturdays, but I had to let you all know about a special event that I’ll be participating in next week. Consider this your formal invitation from me to you for the LINCOLN PARK SHOP HOP on Thursday, December 4th.
All of your favorite Chicago bloggers will be stationed across stores in Lincoln Park to help you with your holiday shopping. Oh, and there will be discounts, giveaways, food & beverages.
I’ll be at LULULEMON on Halsted & Dickens with food from STELLA BARRA plus my favorite cold weather workout wear will be on display with a raffle at a time TBD [ will announce here & on social media, so stay tuned ] where you can win one of the outfits styled by me!
What better way to kick off the holiday season? Grab your friends & join me & all of the bloggers below for fun, food, fashion & fitness.
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving full of food & family. I spent my first Thanksgiving away from family but did spend it with some good friends, so I am happy, although I think being away from family is definitely not ideal – at least for me! Of course, as everyone knows, today is the biggest shopping day of the year! I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite sales to shop for this special edition Friday Five. Don’t forget to check back on Sunday for my December playlist & again on Monday for some Cyber Monday deals & a special giveaway [ this one is huge – you DON’T want to miss it! ]. Have a happy weekend!
It’s that wonderful time of year, my friends – Adrian James’ 2014 Holiday Gifting guides will be making regular appearances a few times a week leading up to the holidays. You’ll find guides for everyone on your list from Mom to your favorite pet & everyone in between.
First up is a guide for the feminine females in your life – you know the ones. They like sparkles, gold on pretty much everything & soft, pretty [ preferably pink ] things. I think we all have a little of that in us, don’t you agree? One of my favorites on the list are the KNICKERS OF THE WEEK [ cute & playful! ]. This LIP POLISH is pretty amazing – it comes in so many colors & is like popping a breath mint. This IPAD CASE keeps everything protected while still looking put together; NORDSTROM has tons of cute TECH ACCESSORIES [ don’t forget the MEN in your life ], it was hard to choose just one item. When in doubt, a pretty PIECE OF ARTfor the walls is never a bad thing.
Don’t forget to follow me all month long on my PINTEREST page, which will house all of my guides as well as extra things I love for gifting this season. Basically, this isn’t all – there is just too much I love to fit in one guide!
With Thanksgiving days away, I encourage everyone to remember to be thankful this week. While the act of thankfulness is something ideally practiced year-round, the truth is it gets pushed to the side as we rush through our daily lives. It is so easy to think we aren’t the “lucky ones” – that if only this if only that, our lives would be PERFECT. Admittedly, I’m no different & get caught in this trap more often than I should. Let’s all sit down, take a breath & remember what we do have, because it’s much more than we ever give ourselves credit for.
What am I thankful for? My body – I can walk, breathe, touch, feel, smell, hear & kick ass at the gym. It sounds cliche, but our bodies are never to be taken for granted. Not everyone can walk, breathe, touch….it’s a powerful thing. I’m thankful for my family [ yes, including my dog ]; although small, there is more love than can ever be measured. I’m thankful for my friends who remind me everyday to laugh & push me to be my best self. I’m thankful for my ability to take chances – if not for that quality I would not be in Chicago today. I’m thankful for all of the struggles in my life, because they have led me to exactly where I am supposed to be. In this moment.