Category: Fast Shopping

Gifts, lists and other shopping inspiration.

30 Days of Outfit Ideas: Color Code + Cozy Sweater + Vest + Jeans

January 2nd, 2018 by

You know how in October your Pinterest feed gets flood with alllll the cute sweater outfits. Cute girls in cute sweaters and cute boots and cute scarves? Yeah, well those days are over. Cute sweater weather, those magical few weeks after the indignity of bathing suit season, is the height of cute-and-cozy outfit season, and here […]

Best Hostess Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

December 13th, 2017 by

It’s the little things, you know, especially this time of year. Whether it’s a carefully chosen hostess gift or a specially selected stocking stuffer, these thoughtful surprises are my favorite kind of gift to give, and to receive. Lola and I enjoy putting together several small items to create one larger gift, because nothing is […]

The 17 Best Beauty Gifts

December 6th, 2017 by

So will someone just do me a favor and go ahead and send this entire list directly to Santa for me? I want allll the beauty gifts! The lotions and potions, the palettes and perfumes, the scents and the soaps. But you don’t have to be beauty-obsessed like I am to enjoy a few new […]

The Best Gifts for Impossible Men

December 5th, 2017 by

I am already bored. I’ll admit it. I hate shopping for men. And I don’t mean to sound all negative or anything, but I stink at it. Or maybe, my husband stinks at gift-receiving because he is impossible. To shop for, I mean. Otherwise he’s cute and thoughtful and stuff. I love him, so I […]

Best Gifts for Women

December 4th, 2017 by

I don’t know about you, but I consider myself pretty easy to shop for. After all, I like allllll the things. I like clothes and shoes and jewelry and books and home stuff and yummy stuff and shoes and jewelry and bags and gift baskets and chocolate and shoes. Also, jewelry. Easy, right? It’s only […]

Best Gifts for Tween & Teen Girls

December 1st, 2017 by

The only person harder to shop for than my husband is my 11-year-old daughter. Besides a pair of salmon pink Converse hi-tops and a hamster, her list is filled with cryptic landmines like clothes, jewelry, and “that cup with the bath bombs.” And since I’ve stopped buying clothes and jewelry for her without her preapproval (there […]

15 Best Black Friday Deals, Steals and Gifts

November 21st, 2017 by

Okay, you all know that shopping is kind of my thing. So much so, that when friends are shopping and see something about shopping, they instantly think of me. That’s how I first heard this slogan, which brilliantly combines my love of shopping and reluctance to exercise in a few words.   Black Friday shopping, […]

What to Wear When the Invitation Says Black Tie

November 12th, 2017 by

I know I can come across as a know-it-all, sometimes, but I mean well. Think of me as your slightly-bossy-but-well-intentioned fashion friend. I only want what’s best for you. And that’s why I’m not going to mince words when it comes to my favorite dress code directive of all time: Black Tie. I have seen […]

Fun Fab Summer Finds Under $100

July 20th, 2017 by

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everything summer is on sale or sold out. Everything. I was in Target yesterday and what was left of the Fourth of July decor was on clearance, and signs of fall filled the store. I saw scarves along with the swimsuits, school supplies near the pool supplies. And […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The 10 Best Beauty Buys

July 19th, 2017 by

The timing is perfect, you guys. I just got done doing a major product purge in which I eliminated all of the beauty products that I don’t use. Okay, almost all of them. Like 17% or something. So I’m totally ready for some new stuff to, you know. fill the void. Fortunately, Nordstrom’s has got […]