True Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! I've been in serious Christmas spirit since the beginning of November like everyone else in the blog world, but now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm finally allowed to let my crazed-'tis-the-season flag fly. I put together this very simple, clickable guide to some stuff I want to give or get during this 2015 holiday season, just in case you guys need a little #trueinspiration. Even if you don't celebrate a holiday this time of year, perhaps there's something in this mix you'd like to gift yourself, or even buy for a friend's birthday. The deals and sales going on right now—particularly today and this weekend—are can't-miss.

The Round-Up

A buncha stuff for a buncha different people.

The Stocking Stuffers

This and that on the lower end of the scale.

Dad Or Basically Any Other Guy

I have less of these to shop for, so less ideas, but...quality over quantity if you ask me. 

As cliché as it is, the holiday season is my favorite of the year. I'm writing a series on holiday traditions over on the #truelife section of my website, so take a look at my latest post on Thanksgiving, and keep an eye out for the next write-up about Christmas.

Sale Seeking

Jacket c/o JustFab (50% off for Black Friday!)  |  Gap sweater and denim (entire site 50% off with code BLKFRIDAY!) |  Sneakers c/o Unnown Footwear (gift with purchase until 11-28!)  |  Handbag c/o Coach (30% off through Sunday!) |  Ray-Ban sunglasses ($40 off if you buy two pairs, one for you and one to gift!)  |  MAC lipstick in Photo (more at Nordstrom: additional 25% off sale)

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S., and happy November 26 to the rest of the world. I can't believe it's already the time of year to go heavy into Christmas shopping, but I also can't believe some of the deals that are going on right now...I really should save my money all year until Cyber Week, then let myself go crazy.

The affiliate partners that I work with (I make commission off of sales that readers make through some of my links) are crazy pushing this time of year to make sales and strategize content and posts, and as important as it is for me to make money to keep doing what I'm doing, I'm sharing sales this year because I'm beginning to understand the value of them. When I had a desk job, I made much more money than I needed and threw it at any full-price anything I wanted all the time. Now that I'm working for myself and on a tighter budget, I'm more conscious of my spending and get pretty jazzed about a good here are my favorites.


Sign up for their membership program (I skip every month I can't afford), because the 50% off sitewide is not something you'll want to miss. I own half the stock on that site and love it all.


Two words: Web busters. For those who are not into leaving the house at 5 a.m. to face the crowds.


My favorite. 25% off everything.

Sigma Beauty:

Details out tomorrow, but my favorite brushes + makeup palette will be on mega-discount. Follow me on Instagram to get the details tomorrow.


I've been lucky enough to style some of my favorite bags and accessories by Coach this them all here, discounted through Sunday.


Another one of my favorite brand partners this year. 50% off the entire site, minus a few new arrivals.

Sam Edelman:

Home of my favorite pair of boots and heels, 30% off for the holiday.

Poncho Life

Southwestern Poncho c/o American Eagle  |  Hat and flats c/o Coach  |  Thermal (on sale!) c/o Free People  |  Tote (sold out, similar) c/o J.Crew

This week, I'm excited to bring you a holiday look featuring my favorite colors: black and grey. You can read all about the styling process behind it on the AEO blog, but I have to say, my favorite finishing touch is the brown lipstick. I picked up my first MAC lipstick in the color Photo after I saw Brittany post about it, and knew I needed to add it to my lip color collection. I've been wearing it almost every day since...along with this poncho. Make sure to check out my blog post on AEO's website!

Thanks to American Eagle for sponsoring this post.