Gift Guides

It’s that time of year! Time for hot cocoa, candy canes and gifts! Sometimes I don’t know what to give my friends for the holidays. If you’re in the same boat as me, here are some really great gift ideas.
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1. A Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag in pink is perfect for your super-girly friend. She can take it with her out to dinner or to birthday parties! Adorable!

2. A friend that loves to take fashion risks will adore a Carole Enamel Hexagon Bib Necklace. Turquoise is a really great pop of color.

3. Nothing is better than a gift that gives in more than one way. TOMS do just that. For every pair purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. How cool is that!?

4. It’s cold outside! Anyone would love a nice, warm sweater, and this Love by Design Neon Stripe Sweater is SO cute!

5. No gift is as sweet as a handwritten card–letting your friends know how much they mean to you! But you’ll need something to write on. How about M·A·C. ‘Kids Helping Kids Greeting Cards’? All of the proceeds go to the M·A·C. AIDS fund. Helping someone and telling your friends you love them, all in one? Uh, yes!



Gifts That Give Back

This time of year everyone is searching for the perfect gift. I know that I always have the dilemna of trying to find a gift that actually means something. After all, giving a gift is an act to show that you care. Most people know that giving makes you feel better than receiving around this time of year…


Nordstrom has paired up with Krochet Kids and Threads for Thought for gifts that give back this season. Giving one of these inspiring tees or adorable hats is actually like giving two gifts. For each Threads for Thought tee, they will donate 10% of the purchase price to the International Rescue Committee. Each purchase of Krochet Kids’ handcrafted accessories or tees helps to provide jobs, skills training, and mentorship to women in developing countries. The Krochet Kids’ hats were hand-knit in Uganda as part of the company’s mission empowering people to rise out of poverty. 

Fourth tee Second tee Third tee Threads for thought graphic v-neck tee Krochet kids love deep v graphic tee
We will forever be known as change tee Krochet kids thomas hat
Krochet kids betty hat

I love pairing a laid-back tee with a blazer for a look that is relaxed yet polished, and the ones above are perfect for this!

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Another gift that gives back is a pair of TOMS. As most of you know, for each pair of TOMS bought, one is given to a child in need. There are dozens of styles, colors, patterns, and textures– I’m sure you will find one that suits you! And TOMS just came out with a line of sunglasses. Of course, every pair purchased will help give sight to one person in need.

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Toms 3 Toms wrap boots

Cheetah toms

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I hope I helped you out with some ideas for gifts. If you’ve already bought all your gifts, why not put one of these on your Christmas list? There is nothing better than getting something you love and knowing that you helped someone out in the process.


Shop Gifts That Give Back at Nordstrom now. 


Have a great weekend!

– Ashley






Last Minute Gifts

Still shopping around for last minute Christmas or holiday gifts, but don’t know what to get? Here are some Ideas to help make shopping a whole lot easier! 

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Lancôme ‘Juicy Tubes’ Lip Gloss Set ($61 Value), $29.50

This is a fabulous gift that any girl would love to get, the different shades gaurentee the perfect shade!

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This little wristlet will become someone’s favorite gift! They come in multiple colors and are just the right size to carry your phone, money, and lipgloss!

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Coffee Shop Bomber Coat, $88

When it’s cold, give someone you love the gift of warmth. Plus, with this jacket, they’ll look adorable and be ready to tackle the New Year!


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Echo ‘Confetti Dot’ Scarf, $42

I know I’m biased because scarfs are one of my very favorite pieces, but I really think any teen would enjoy recieving this scarf! The colorful dots make the scarf really girlie and versatile because you can pair it with any of those colors. Here’s an upclose look!

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Lush Studded Tank, $28

This tank would be a nice addition to any girl’s wardrobe and a gift any girl would apprieciate! It is simple but has a nice shape, great color, and budget-friendly!

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BP. Three Quarter Sleeve Jersey Cardigan, $24.90

Every girl needs one of these cardigans. They go really well with a printed tank and since they are in 17 colors, it’s hard not to find a color you like!

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Steve Madden ‘Buckie’ Boot, $169.95

These boots are a great gift for any teenage girl. They come in black as well and the buckles make them super trendy! I know I would be overjoyed if I got these for Christmas!

 Well, that’s all for now! I hope that helped!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Stocking Stuffers!

Fill someone’s stocking with these goodies! They are sure to bring a smile to a friend or loved one!

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Rachel Faux Pearl Stud Earrings $6

I’ve always loved a pair of little pearl earrings! They are super classy and add a girlie touch to an outfit! I  would definitely recommend these or another pair of earrings if pearls aren’t their style because earring make a great stocking stuffer!

 Another really cute pair is Betsey Johnson Flower Stud Earrings $25

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Roxy ‘Golden Hits’ Beanie

I would LOVE to find this beanie in my stocking! The material makes it really cozy but the sparkles make it trendy and stylish! Also, since beanies are so small they can be rolled up or wrapped and popped in a stocking!


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Clinique ‘Strawberry Fudge’ Holiday Compact

This little combo is  perfect for someone who likes make-up, especially on the go! 

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Cara Accessories wide Studded Leather Bracelet

This is a little more edgy than I’d normally wear but the rhinestones help balance out the toughness of this bracelet! This would be perfect for someone who wears a lot of military inspired pieces!

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Esse ‘Sweet’ Mini 4-Pack $17

Another perfect stocking stuffer…the multiple colors match every style and will make any girl happy!


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Esse Nail Corrector Pen $14

I feel in love with this the second I saw it! This is great for people like me who don’t have time to go get their nails done regularly and aren’t good at painting their own nails! Still wondering what exactly it is? Here’s the summary: The Nail Corrector Pen cleans excess nail polish quickly and effortlessly! Painting your own nails has never been so easy. This innovative tool is ideal for quick and convenient manicures and pedicures when you need to clean up right around the nail without messing up your paint job. It’s easy to use, travel-friendly and refillable… and pink!

I just thought this was the coolest thing!

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Dogeared ‘Love Mantra’ Reminder Pendent Necklace $68

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Dogeared makes the perfect little necklaces. I bought matching pearl necklaces for my mom and me for her birthday and we both adore them! They accessorize any outfit and are great gifts for someone special! (I have Dogeared Freshwater Pearl Necklace and I absolutely love it!!)


Hope this makes shopping for stocking stuffers a little easier! 




10 Perfect Holiday Gifts

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving and had fun shopping for Black Friday deals! Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time to start shopping for holiday gifts, how exciting! I know sometimes I don’t know what to buy so here are some great items I know I’d love to get this holiday season!

Number 1: Modern Cargo Convertible Tote- Fossil  

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This tote has everything. A zipper at the top to keep things from falling out, both a crossbody strap and handles, AND it can be folded over for a more edgy look! 

Number 2: Coolpix S3000 12.0 Megapixel Digital Camera- Nikon

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Not only do I love the color of this camera but I love that is is so small and portable. It’s perfect for people who are always on the go (like me) and need a camera they can grab and throw in their purse!


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I don’t have my ears pierced quite yet but once I do, these will be the first earrings I am going to buy! I love all the rhinestone details and the overall shape.

Number 4: Gold Jacquard Mini Skirt- Boden

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I think I’ve drooled over this skirt before, it’s so versatile and just well so CUTE!

Number 5: Betsey Johnson ‘Sweetie Pie’ Watch- Betsey Johnson

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I haven’t worn a watch since I got a cell phone but really want to start wearing one again, I think it will be very helpful and that way every time I want to check the time I don’t have to pull out my cell phone. Plus, this watch is a-dorable! I especially like the little heart on the seconds hand.

Number 6: Corso Como ‘Randy’ Boot- Nordstrom

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For me, this is the perfect boot, it goes with everything and is very classy. I’ve seen the gray version in the store and I literally fell in love! If your going to buy a new pair of boots, buy these!

Number 7: Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her- Sephora

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I got this as a present last year and it was amazing! There were SO many different perfumes and even a coupon for a FREE bottle of your favorite! I chose Viva La Juicy!

Number 8: Frenchi Slouchy Cardigan- Nordstrom

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This Cardi is so cozy and warm and looks good with EVERYTHING! I’ve worn it with everything from a cute dress and a belt to a tee shirt and jeans! This is one cardigan worth buying but hurry it’s on sale!


Sparkle coach clutch
This wristlet is sure to jazz up an outfit any day!

Number 10: home for the holidays- Philosophy

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This little bundle is the perfect gift for a food lover especially if one of their favorites is crème brulée! My sister got a Philosophy kit last year and she absolutely loved it! 


See anything you like? Did that help you with your holiday shopping this year? Let me know!





Valentine’s Day Gifts!

So, I know it’s a little early (Valentine’s Day being 12 days away) but as I was scrolling through the Nordstrom  I could not help myself from looking at all of the cute Valentine’s Day themed gifts. From jewelry and  makeup to bags and clothes Nordstrom is stocked with the cutest gifts!! And who says that V Day is all about the gifts for that special guy in your life? Why not treat your best gals, mom, special aunts, sister (or even yourself!) to some of these adorable options? In the makeup department I really love this new NARS set:

 Of course Juicy Couture always makes the cutest statement jewelry but I really am in love with the Double Heart Adjustable Ring. Finally, the Sondra Roberts Rose Satin Clutch is utterly adorable!


Holiday Gift-Giving!

Planning on giving a special gift to a friend this month? Well your in luck! You can now pick the perfect gift without the hassle of the crowded mall.  Nordstrom has a section on their website called Gifts for Teens.  There, you can find many gifts that are around $30 and for either gender. We girls know how hard it is to find a special gift for our boy! And tell your parents- they even have ideas for stocking stuffers.  I know I would love if my stocking was filled with Nordstrom goodies! Or try making a Nordstrom Wish List.  Its the most simple, easiest way to pick out your favorites.  And Nordstrom will even send it to your parents and friends if you would like! I think we can all agree that Nordstrom is just the best!


xo, Caroline