The Cutest Holiday Gifts UNDER $50

The Cutest Holiday Gifts UNDER $50

Ah, it’s that time a year again. The malls are cramped with endless crowds, the streets are covered with twinkly lights, and your extended family has set up camp in your shoebox of an apartment. Yes, the holiday season has commenced, and fortunately enough for me; they happen to be my utmost favorite time of year. But sadly enough, some individuals don’t share my immense adoration for the most magical time of year, and that’s totally understandable.

For some, the holidays can be one, enormous hunk of chaos. Especially when it comes to gifting. But fear not, I’m here to inform you that gifting doesn’t have to be so exhausting. In fact, with the right guide (ahem, myself!) gifting can actually be quite exciting. With the holidays just around the corner, I’ve complied a list of some of my favorite gift ideas all under $50.

Yup, you heard me correctly. So if you’re on a budget this season, and don’t want to be that individual who gives socks, (you know who you are), merely take a look above for some gift inspiration. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays,

Sandra

1. PJ Set, $20 H&M, 2. Cat Wallet, $7 NEWLOOK.COM. 3. Panda Slippers, $35 Modcloth, 4. Debby Lipman Nail Collection, $19 Sephora, 5. Statement Necklace, $44 BaubleBar, 6. Fresh iPhone Case, $7 Tillys.

Friday Fave: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in DiorThis week’s “Friday Fave” goes to Jennifer Lawrence! The Hunger Games star rocked a beautiful, Dior Haute Couture dress at the Mockingjay: Part 1 premiere in L.A. The actress paired the look with gold heels, and a gold clutch. The all-around look is feminine and sophisticated; two words with fit Lawrence perfectly!

Paging Captain Kirk! Innovation Meets Style With Tommy Hilfiger’s Solar Panel Jacket

Tommy Hilfiger Solar Panel Jacket

Let’s talk innovation for a moment. It’s common to hear the word thrown around when it comes to technology. When it comes to fashion, that’s an entirely different story. But for the folks over at Tommy Hilfiger, that story is one to be read aloud. The newest novelty from the designer, whose aesthetic mainly centers around classic American chic, appears to be something right out of a Star Trek episode. Now, I first laid eyes on this magnificent invention while I was gazing upon this months’ issue of Marie Claire. When I figure out what the product actually was, it nearly blew my mind.

This Solar Panel jacket from Tommy Hilfiger features a removable solar pack that charges a battery to keep your mobile devices working while on the go. If gets better. While in direct sunlight, the battery is fully capable of charging up to two devices at a time. Now, the jacket will cost you up to $599, not including taxes. But I mean talk about an investment, this jacket pretty much does it all. Just think, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your charger or running low on battery life. With this incredible invention, you can rid yourself from anxiety.

Not to mention, it’s utterly stylish as well.

My All-Time Favorite Halloween Costumes

My All-Time Favorite Halloween Costumes
Halloween happens to be my favorite time of year. C’mon, an entire day revolving around horror movies and candy? What’s not to love? But the problem is, I tend to wait last minute to do almost everything which includes picking out a Halloween costume. This leaves me with a limited selection of costumes choices to choose from, causing me to go as something idiotic. But if you’re anything like me, and tend to wait last minute to pick out a costume; fret no more. Alas, there’s a solution that slight predicament.
Believe or not, you can actually create a totally chic Halloween costume with items you already have in your closet. Above are three examples of costumes I’ve worn in the past. My all-time favorite is going as a flapper. I’m totally obsessed with the 20’s, (hence, the title for my blog), and going as a flapper is my most favorite disguise. The first rule to pulling off this look is the dress. Everyone always chooses a dress with fringe detailing but I like to go with something a little more sexy such as a slip. I feel that it makes the look that more original and authentic.
If you don’t have a slip, then opt for a dress with sequins instead. Finish off the look with stockings, Mary-Janes (I prefer silver or gold), pearls and a chic headband.
My second favorite costume is a sexy witch. Not only is this costume super easy to pull off, but it’s more practical as well. Literally anything black will do but opt for a dress instead. I like to choose one with lace detailing to give the look a spooky feel but if you don’t own anything of the sort, a simplistic LBD will do. Finish off the look with oxford heels, a trendy statement necklace and of course, a witch’s hat and broom. You’ll probably have to head over to Party City for both the broom and hat but if you go last minute, they should be marked down.
My final favorite costume is 80’s chic.Sadly, I was born in the 90’s and therefore wasn’t able to experience one of the chicest decades of all time. Thankfully we have Halloween to make up for that lost. This costume is probably the most fun to immolate. It involves bright colors, (preferably neon), and loads of jewelry, (preferably baubles and beads). Start off with a crop top, if you don’t own a crop top, simply opt for a bright-colored t-shirt. A crinoline if a must if you’re going to pull this look off. Either that or a tutu to make it more authentic. If you don’t own either, opt for bright-colored leggings instead. Think Jane Fonda during her work-out video days. Finish off the look with loads of beaded jewelry, high-tops, and a Scrunchie. If  you don’t own any of these items, you can easily find them online for cheap.
I hope this info helped with you Halloween dilemma. If you choose to go as any of the above, please feel free to send me pics using #DIYHalloween. Also, if you have any other costume ideas, please feel free to share!
Happy Halloween!