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Holiday Gifts from the Preppy Printshop

Ok, brace yourself for some shameless self promotion. But in my defense, Preppy Printshop prints, mugs, and pillows make great and affordable holiday gifts (IMHO).

If you are looking for a gift under $20, look no further than a 8x10 inch print. And the best part, I am currently offering a holiday BOGO on all 5x7 and 8x10 inch prints. That means you can give double the gift, or you can get one to give and one to keep! Simply purchase your print and then leave the name of the free print you would like in the note to seller box at check out.

Looking for something for the chic jet-setter? Try a poster print of this Gray Malin-esque print. Or for your Paris obsessed friend, give a print of one of Paris's famed doors in pink, blue, or light pink. You could also go more classic Parisian with a print of the Eiffel Tower or Laduree.

Need something for your trendy friend? How about a print featuring foil balloons? There is one of the Beverly Hills Hotel and of the Palais Royal.

Finally, who doesn't love peonies? This is especially true for the kind that live all year, never need watering, and brighten anyone's decor. The Preppy Printshop offers peonies and stripes, peonies in a hat box, and peonies on a cute bike.

I could go on and on, but basically the Preppy Printshop is your one stop shop for great gifts! Shop my favorites below or visit my Etsy shop here.

Oh, and if you are looking for an easy DIY that makes a fabulous gift, check out this one.

Winter Wishlist

Can you believe that it is only 21 days until winter and just 25 until Christmas? Seriously, where does the time go? Oh wait, that's write, my dissertation.

Anyways, as the holidays approach it is time to start thinking about gifts! What to give and what to put on your own wish list. With each new season I like to compile a wish list. This helps me prioritize what I want, what I might actually need, and what will work with what I already own.

My winter wish list is always the smallest becuase, well, I live in Florida. But, I travel enough to have a little fun with winter clothing. That said, I do try to keep my winter wish list practical for Florida. Except for this gorgeous camel coat. Two winters ago I purchased a gorgeous cashmere and wool coat in Florence. Although not trendy or a fun statement piece (which I am usually a sucker for), this timeless coat has become one of my all time favorite purchases and I wear it constantly each winter. I promised myself that if I found a great camel coat, I would make a similar investment. This Club Monaco coat fit the bill (and FYI all their coats are currently 30% off!). Speaking of Club Monaco, they are killing it lately with the voluminous sweaters. It is tough to pick just one, but this ruffled burgundy number is definitely my favorite.

I am also obsessed with this floral appliqué Rebecca Minkoff bag. I mean look at those gorgeous colors and pretty little flowers! It was love at first sight and will easily transition into spring (there is another cute version here).

Also on my wish list are dolly socks. If you have not noticed, I've really been into this look lately. It is the perfect combination of cute and practical. I plan to wear my new dolly socks with these gorgeous (and ridiculously well-priced) velvet Mary Jane's. I scored them from Macy's during Cyber Monday for $44! Other winter accessories on my radar are this sweet pink and green plaid J.Crew scarf and leather and cashmere tech gloves (such a great gift idea!).

Speaking of style meeting function, I am dying to try Kate Spade's new wearable tech. They now have a smart watch and bangle that tracks your steps and allows you to set and monitor fitness goals. The last item on my list is something that I have needed for a while now and, for some reason, have not purchased! I love this small (and pink) dual voltage travel blowdryer by T3. A great travel blowdryer is the perfect gift for the wanderluster in your life.

What is on your winter wish list?


Golden Girl

hat // sunnies // blouse (similar) // sweater (similar) // skirt // shoes (similar) // bag

As much as I love coats, hats, boots, and gloves, I also love that I live in a place that does not typically require these cold-weather accessories. The weather in Florida this past week has been delightful. It has been slightly chilly, but not nearly cold enough for coats and jackets. Normally at this point in the year I would be desperate for cooler temps, but my recent adventures in D.C., New York, and New Haven has satisfied my winterlust... for now anyways.

For a little pre-holiday fun at Disney Springs with my little sis, I ditched the matching coat and just wore my Oxford Check mini skirt paired with a lacy bell-sleeved top and short sleeved sweater. Naturally, no outfit is complete without a splash of leopard and my favorite hat.

But the star of this show was really these gold reflective sunglasses. As fun and fashion-forward as this gold pair was, I have already ordered an exciting new pair of Karen Walker's. I liked the gold reflective cat-eye look of this Super pair, but they aren't something I have a lot of outfits to wear with. But, that's the beauty of Ditto's Endless Eyewear program, you can get out of your comfort zone and try fun, new styles with zero commitment whenever you like!


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