Gift Guide: Mad for Plaid

Oh, plaid. I feel like I could make a different plaid wish list every day of the week. It’s my print of choice all fall and winter long. (For a second, my Monogrammed Gift Guide was turning into a mad for plaid situation and I had to put myself on a plaid product ban.) No matter if it’s a beautiful blackwatch plaid or a trusty tartan print, I’m into it. Can’t get enough! I put together a round-up of gifts that are perfect for any plaid lover on your list. More plaid, please!

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Party Pants

Let’s just go ahead and dub today ‘Monogram Monday’ on Bows & Sequins, shall we? I posted a round-up of my favorite monogrammed gifts earlier so I figured I’d go ahead and feature one of them in an outfit post, too!

I’ve been really loving leather-strapped watches lately (remember this post?) and I’ve been on the hunt for one that will pair perfectly with a good chunk of my wardrobe. Now that it’s cooled off for good and the holidays are right around the corner, my clothing choices are gravitating towards more and more black. When I saw this Kate Spade monogrammed watch, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I love how the leather strap is a little bit masculine… It’s a great juxtaposition to my closet full of predominantly feminine pieces.

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Gift Guide: Make it Monogrammed

If I could monogram my entire world, I think I would. I love how a monogram adds a little something extra to any piece, especially a gift. When it comes to gifting, it shows that you put a little bit of extra time and thought into a gift, rather than just picking something up last minute, you know? I chose my monogram gift guide for #3 in my 25 Days of Gift Guides series to make sure you had plenty of time to place your orders. When it comes to personalized pieces, most of them are made to order so it takes a little bit of extra shipping and handling time! Make sure to get your monogrammed gifts placed early so you don’t run into a rush shipping, not-going-to-make-it-by-Christmas-situation down the road.

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Beauty Chat: Avocado Eye Cream

I know we chatted a whole lot of beauty yesterday (Don’t forget to shop Sephora’s Beauty Insider promotion — 20% off with code VIB20!), but I wanted to share my latest eye cream obsession. Sephora doesn’t carry Kiehl’s, but I purchase it at Nordstrom, which is another one of my favorite retailers for beauty and skincare!

I’ve been using Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado for the last month or so and I’m obsessed! Keeping my undereye area hydrated is super important to me for quite a few reasons — You look so much more awake when your skin is hydrated, including that delicate undereye area. I tend to not sleep as much as I should so I’m always looking for look-more-awake tips and tricks! I’m also right around that age where wrinkles are going to start rolling in pretty soon… Gotta fend them off, you know?

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Gift Guide: Beauty Buff

Gift Guide #2 coming in H-O-T! I may or may not have lined this one up with the SEPHORA VIB SALE! (You are welcome.) 20% off at Sephora all weekend long if you’re a VIB. (Use code VIB20 at checkout!) If you’ve got a beauty guru on your shopping list this year, this guide is for you. Or we can all just call a spade a spade… This guide is all about gifting yourself. This is the one time of the year where you can splurge on the expensive eye cream, try a new perfume, and stock up on your makeup must-haves. Because honestly, this stuff never really goes on sale! Let’s take advantage of the savings while we can, shall we?

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