Shopping My Closet
December 15, 2017

#flatlay Friday, FOR THE TRAVELER {gift guide} & weekend links

gift guide, outfits, Round up comment

Leopard scarf | black loafer mules | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Leopard scarf {only $19}

Black loafer mules
{only $23 & comes in floral brocade | also, comes with faux-fur padding in black or blush pink}


For the traveler or jetsetter {gift guide} | see all the ideas at www.shoppingmycloset.com

SHOP THE GUIDE

1. CASHMERE PONCHO WRAP
Plane temps can be erratic so a warm poncho is a great gift idea. Doubles as a blanket or cozy pillow!

2. WORLD MAP WITH PINS
Mark places visited and jump start future travels with this pinnable map

3. INSTANT CAMERA (here, here, or here)
Give instant photo gratification and a momento of travels

4. INSTANT PHOTO PHONE CASE
Show off those instant photos by placing them in this phone case with the designated slot

5. NAIL KIT
An on-the-go kit for creating nail art anywhere she might be

6. ULTRA SPACE SAVING PACKING CUBES
These cubes boast to help pack 2 weeks’ worth of clothing into a compact space

7. TRAVEL JOURNAL & PEN
Don’t let small details or thoughts be forgotten with this handy journal

8. LEATHER TRAVEL WALLET
Keep important documents and money safe in this rich leather wallet

9. METALLIC HARDCASE SUITCASE TRIO
A durable suitcase is a must for travels – this metallic set of 3 is both functional and fashionable! Quickly spot any checked luggage as it rolls off the conveyor belt!

10. PHONE/TABLET CHARGING TRAVEL TOTE
A leather travel tote that’s perfect for carry-on. Also, comes with a back up battery so charging a mobile device in a pinch is no big deal

11. TRAVEL EMERGENCY KIT
Make that flight more enjoyable with a just-in-case kit

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE JETSETTER

 

You can always see the entire gift guide here


This week’s finds…
• Ever find yourself in the depths of your freezer and wondering if that frozen meat is still good?

• The most popular emojis on iOs

• Personal tech assistants are becoming more ubiquitous by the day…is anyone listening in?

• Have you ever tried to decline a napkin on a plane?

• How Netflix’s television or movie artwork influences the watcher’s choice

• The best chocolate chip recipe

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
• A round up of recent pieces I’ve tried on in the dressing room
• The perfect gift for the foodie or hostess, or home decoration
• Wearing a cheery red look
• A guide for buying over-the-knee boots and how to style them

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December 12, 2017

FOR THE HOME {gift guide}

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FOR THE HOME {holiday gift guide} | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Whether you’re shopping for a foodie or the hostess with the mostess, I’ve gathered some gift ideas for you that will cover everyone on your list. Whether it’s a new homeowner or a superb cook in the kitchen, these useful gifts will be admired or used for years to come.


SHOP THE GUIDE

1. Pink knit throw pillow {under $25}
An eye-catching pillow that will instant enhance an otherwise ordinary seat

2. Instant Pot (here, here, here)
The year’s hottest kitchen gadget that can make everything from yogurt to ribs. Perfect for a gift recipient who’s looking for a way to cut down on cooking time

3. Letterboard
Add daily inspiration or provide tonight’s dinner menu

4. Marble food stand
The perfect way for the host/hostess to show off their cheese selection, fruits, or delectable creations

5. Outdoor pizza oven
A space saving pizza oven that’s perfect for that outdoor cooking enthusiast

6. Candle branch centerpiece
Help create a relaxing and calming space with this centerpiece

7. Gold hairpin marble side table
Know a mid-century modern design enthusiast? This side table is the perfect piece for updated mid-century modern look

8. Pom pom throw
A pom pom embellished throw blanket that’s perfect for a Netflix marathon

9. Acrylic desk
Someone on your list who works from home? Surprise him or her with this modern, minimalist desk

10. Dutch oven
A gift that will be a kitchen staple for making stews, spaghetti, sauces, or bread

11. Motivational art
Who doesn’t love starting their day inspired?

12. City map glass
These etched city glasses are an excellent choice for celebrating city pride or favorite cities traveled

 
 
 

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOME

You can always see the entire gift guide here

 
 
 

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December 11, 2017

Snapshots: dressing room outfits

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Dressing room try on | see all the pieces on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black turtleneck | plaid ankle trousers | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Black turtleneck {5 colors} | plaid trousers

I’ve been looking for a plain black turtleneck. This one fit the criteria but was a little itchy (due to the wool) – might need to soften it. The plaid pants were so cute with the button details on the leg

Pink ribbed knit button detail dress | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink knit ribbed button detail dress

I bought this dress in navy but wanted to see how the pink one looked. It’s really pretty!

Navy tank dress |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Navy ruched sleeveless tank dress {9 colors} // (long sleeve version here {7 colors})

This dress has over 1,100 reviews! I’m going to add my positive rating for it, too. It’s meant to be fitted – I went with a small. The medium had too much fabric at the waist so it wasn’t flattering.

Rolled mockneck sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Beige rolled neck sweater (here or here)

I slipped into this sweater and it was remarkably soft. Definitely a must if you’re looking for a mockneck sweater

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater {5 colors}

A nice twist to a simple sweater without the sleeves being too over the top. I love the soft, romantic purple color

Pink quilted moto bomber jacket | see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Blush pink jacquard/quilted moto bomber jacket (here or here)

Because everyone needs a moto jacket…this one has a cute quilted detail that still looks quite sophisticated

Fuschia pink oversized sweater |  see the details on www.shoppingmycloset.com

Fuschia oversized sweater

This sweater is perfect if you want to be in a cocoon from the cold. The perfect a-little-too-long sleeves along with the high neck. Great for lounging (or at least pretending if you’re wearing it to work).

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December 8, 2017

#flatlay Friday, FOR HIM {gift guide} & weekend links

gift guide, outfits, Round up comment

Striped pink boatneck sweater | skinny jeans | grey booties | see the full details on www.shoppingmycloset.com #casualoutfit #weekendlook

Striped pink boatneck sweater – J.Crew {only $18!} (similar, similar)

Skinny jeans – J.Brand {50% off}

Grey boots – Sam Edelman


For him {gift guide} | see all the ideas at www.shoppingmycloset.com  #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #gifts #holidaygifts

SHOP THE GUIDE

1. TECH GLOVES
Gloves the keep up with the pace of life – keep those fingers warm but also still be able to communicate!

2. LEATHER WEEKENDER BAG
Every guy needs a durable travel bag and this one is perfect for one that could last a lifetime! It’s an investment but has highly durable construction that will withstand all those adventures

3. MEAT THERMOMETER
For all the grillmasters on your list, this saves him the headache of having to guess if the meat is done!

4. CUBE CLOCK
For the minimalist in your life, this clock is both a functional unit and an art piece.

5. DSLR CAMERA KIT
Perfect gift for the guy who’s ready to graduate and take the next steps in his photography game. {I own this camera (along with this lens) and use it to shoot my outfits}

6. COZY SLIPPERS
Warm, plush slippers that are like walking on air. Help him indulge his feet!

7. GOLF BAG
For the golfer in your life, a great gift for keeping all his clubs and accessories organized. Top it off with a gift certificate to his favorite course

8. PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
A great gift for listening to his music (or podcasts) anywhere. Don’t forget to include a gift card to iTunes

9. SHOE CLEANING KIT
Help that sneakerhead keep his shoes looking fresh and crisp with this kit (blogged here)

10. GOLF UMBRELLA
Replace his floppy and flipping-prone umbrellas with this sturdy one that can withhold the wind and rain, and keep him dry

11. PERSONALIZED DESKTOP CALENDAR
For the guy who might have everything, this desk calendar will be of sentimental value. Include personal photos that he can look back on through the year
 

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

 

You can always see the entire gift guide here


This week’s finds…
• Take a tour of Jenna Lyons’ (previously of J.Crew) new apartment (swooning at her shoe closet!)

• The new lure of beauty advent calendar boxes

• A sweet story of making friends through a game

• Take a virtual trip to the New Seven Wonders of the World from your desk

• How the internet is changing the high-end retail game

 
In case you missed this week’s posts…
• Infants, toddlers, kids on your holiday list – this gift guide has you covered
• The weather has confused me…styling a burgundy and grey look
• A new closet edit: similar products at two price points

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December 4, 2017

FOR THE LITTLE ONES {gift guide}

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For the little ones (infants, toddlers, kids) {gift guide} | see the full details at www.shoppingmycloset.com #holiday #giftideas

Today’s guide is for all the little ones on your list. Whether it’s a newborn or a young child, I’ve got plenty of ideas for you. These gifts are colorful, fun, and practical (they don’t get stuffed in a closet somewhere!)


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1. Colorful wooden train & animal set
Encounter that ready-to-walk infant to take the next step with a toy that s/he can pull all over for new adventures. Great for learning as they get older – parts disassemble for rearranging

2. Baby’s first holiday ornament
What better way to mark a baby’s first holiday than with this personalized ornament

3. Dock-a-tot
A thoughtful gift for a new parent and newborn! A portable sleeper and lounging pad for all the newborn’s needs

4. One piece coverall
Keep baby warm, cozy, and still stylish with this unisex outer one piece suit

5. Sleeping bag {boys & girls styles available}
A stylish sleeping bag that is great for all those overnight play dates (can be personalized, too!)

6. Glow in the dark pajamas
Kids will love a new set of jammies and will be mesmerized with the fun surprise when the lights go out

7. Contemporary style convertible crib
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep! A welcome gift for any expectant or new moms (and baby!)

8. Teepee
A space to call their own – kids will love camping out in their own sanctuary where they can play with others, read, or simply use their imagination

9. Animal towel wrap
A plush and cute towel to make bath time more enjoyable

10. Kid’s kitchen (here or here)
Hone that budding chef’s imagination and creativity with this kid-sized kitchen

 
 
 

MORE GIFT IDEAS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

You can always see the entire gift guide here

 
 
 

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