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What To Wear To Holiday Parties This Season

A little (or a lot) of sparkle and shimmer during the holidays goes without saying, right? As soon as the month of December hits, consider me doused in glitter and sent into the world. Makeup, sequins, you name it. But what about getting your locks party ready? Your hair needs to sparkle on its own without actually having sparkle in it (glitter is such a pain to get out of your hair, let alone the environment, trust me on this one!)

Six Creative Gift Ideas For All Ages At The Met Store

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Met Store for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.
Like most New Yorkers, I have a special place in my heart for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've been going since I was 14 and it never gets old. We easily spend hours every month or so going through each exhibit and wandering the iconic grounds. 

The Quick And Easy Five Minute Makeover For Your Bedroom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gryphon for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.
When it comes to home decor I'm constantly in need of change. Whether it's rearranging the furniture, swapping textiles or painting walls, I'm almost always 'updating' our space. I like to think of it as constantly evolving. But on a more realistic level, I know my Libra scales are at fault for my serial indecisive behavior. Thankfully, David has been more than supportive: walking in to find rooms rearranged while he was out at an afternoon of meetings, or me deciding to paint our bedroom ceiling a week before Indiana was born. But, truth be told, the constant decorating is not only time consuming, but borderline exhausting. That's why it's a good thing that all the practice has given me the ability to change an entire room with a simple swap of textile, wall hanging and/or change of bedding. It's been my little shortcut to keep it from turning into a taxing day or week long home improvement adventure. Just swap out your bedding and boom, it's a whole new room! Did I mention it's more cost effective?

Sixteen Super Cute Animal Print Dresses Under $60 For Every Shape

It's been awhile since I went head over heels for animal print but this season really got me back on board with all of the prints! It's not just leopard anymore. There's so much snakeskin, tiger and zebra options out there, and I'm here for ALL OF THEM, especially when then come in neutrals and bold COLORS. This tiger print midi had the second I spotted it while scrolling through ASOS. It's stretchy, goes with everything and is just the right length. I paired it with my belt bag and I have to say it's really growing on me. Add some statement earrings and over the knee boots and we're ready to go...

Dress NA-KD via ASOS // Belt Bag (similar) // Earrings Sugarfix by Baublebar  (similar) // Boots Report "Liola" 

Shop more of my favorite animal print dresses under $60

Best Grooming Gifts Under $130 That He'll Actually Use

Who else loves getting grooming gifts during the holidays? I personally LOVE getting razors. One: because I hate (slash constantly forget about) buying them and two: they're one of those things that constantly need replacing and well, aren't cheap. Fact: I refuse to buy my own and use David's on the regular. So, I basically buy him razors for me to use...

Ten Amazing Beauty Must-Haves To Add To Your Beauty Cabinet This Season

It's part of the job to have a constant and steady influx of beauty products coming through my beauty cabinet. So naturally, I've found that there a lot of products I either LOVE or can live without. So, in honor of the holiday season I'm sharing my current favorites. Whether it's adding that extra sparkle to your holiday party look or taking it all off, these finds are perfect for yours or your loved ones beauty cabinets. 

Statement Boots: Sam Edelman Embroidered Over-The-Knee Boots

Ok, it took me about a year to REALLY get on board with these boots after snagging them on eBay. But, after finding them in one of my baskets about a month ago I haven't been able to take them off. I've worn them with jeans and dresses but wasn't entirely sold until I wore them recently with an oversized sweater and tailored high-waisted shorts. It gave them the chance to really stand out, which they should, that embroidery is amazing. Since they're a couple of seasons old they're sadly sold out (except for some on eBay, below), however I found a couple of similar pairs for around or under $100! So, get your statement boot style on! 

How would you wear them? 

Sweater H&M // Shorts Banana Republic // Boots Sam Edelman via eBay (similar) // Bag Kohl's (similar)

Do-It-Yourself Quick and Easy Hershey's Chocolate Candy House

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.
Show of hands: Who loves getting festive with the family during the holiday season, but totally lacks the patience and space for full on bake-offs? Don't get me wrong, I love baking cookies and building gingerbread houses with the boys, but too many cooks in the kitchen becomes more work than fun for everyone involved. Let's be real: they want instant gratification and none of the above are instant. At all.