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With party invites streaming in and office parties to attend, it’s the right time to stock-up on small, thoughtful holiday gifts for friends, colleagues, and family. I’ve put together my favorite budget-friendly finds below including traditional and whimsical gifts, from an inspirational pink thermal mug, to a set of crystal embellished earrings, to a hand-blown star hurricane, to a rose-gold mini speaker.
Travel continues to be a big part of my life, partly for work, but mostly for pleasure. So when it comes to finding gifts for our adventure-loving friends and family, it’s natural to gravitate towards my own favorite and well-loved travel items – vintage-inspired luggage, colorful leather luggage tag, leather passport case, convenient toiletry set, comfy travel wear, and keepsakes like artwork and photos to spark fond memories from times spent exploring a new country or favorite city.
Once again, we’ve solicited Thomas’s help in curating our men’s gift guide for a much needed male perspective to shopping for the special men in our lives. From clothing, to skin care, to accessories, to gadgets for the home, Thomas not only covers his favorite items this season, but the reasoning behind why he recommends them.
I consider myself a gift-giver at heart, which is why I always make sure to bring a small thank you gift when visiting friends and family over the holidays. Whether it’s a fresh bouquet of flowers, a bottle of wine, a gift basket filled with local goodies, a unique find from our travels, or something fun and frivolous that I know they’ll love.
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The best shopping day of the year is today, offering the perfect chance to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. I’m definitely taking advantage of the additional markdowns to whittle away at my own list as well as stock up on party styles for upcoming holiday celebrations (I started early with this new and this recent sale post)!
As a kick-off to the illustrious Black Friday events, Net-A-Porter is hosting an incredible sale, with up to 50 percent off an amazing selection of coveted designer styles (labeled Seasonal Pick), including Max Mara, Vince, Nicholas Kirkwood, Mark Cross, Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, ROKSANDA, Zimmermann, and more.
With frequent travels, and busy work schedules, I’ve found that having a few super comfortable and cozy pieces to wear on the plane or after a busy day is essential. Simple pieces in easy-to-wear muted shades like tan, forest green, cream, blush or navy that can play double time on dressier days by adding a heeled shoe or a dressier top.
Leopard prints are a fun, stylish way to add a bit of edge mixed with glam, especially around the holidays. To pull off a leopard print look, select just one key statement item and pair it with neutral pieces to compliment and highlight the leopard print. Here are 4 leopard print pieces worn on Gal Meets Glam, with similar styles shown at half the price!
I’m a bit of a shoe hoarder. I love shoes. But even with an array of colorful shoe styles, I often find myself gravitating back to the same loafers and flats for daily use. The reason is pretty simple – they’re comfortable, sturdy and stylish. While I love my Chanel and Chloe flats, my Sézane and Everlane loafers have been in my travel bag lately because they’re perfect for everyday wear.
Fall and the change of seasons brings the perfect opportunity to share a new reading list line-up. My favorite excuse to spend a relaxing day curled up with a favorite hot drink (currently apple cider for me), getting lost in someone else’s world. My list definitely has a common theme or two going on – historical settings, strong, brave women, and mystery mixed with suspense – my favorite genres.