Work Wear | Holiday Office Wear

 similar blouse //  similar skirt // black pumps // Michael Kors bag // Necklace (20% off with code LegalLee)

Happy Monday! I wear this look every year around this time. It is my favorite way to feel like I am in the Christmas spirit while still being work appropriate. It brings a bit of festivity to an office environment!

My skirt and shirt are both old - the skirt is from J Crew and the top from H&M. I have however found two similar red pencil skirts and, the best part, they are both under $60! I have also linked up two similar white blouses - the one is the same one I am wearing from H&M except it has black trim, which is so beautiful!

The red and white outfit is, clearly, festive on it's own but given the time of year I wanted to add a bit of extra sparkle to the outfit; more than I would likely wear to work other than during the holidays. So, I accessorized the look with a pair of crystal statement earrings and one of my favorite statement necklaces - the Lucy crystal collar from Olive and Piper. Don't forget you can always get 20% off anything at O&P (code is LegalLee).  

I hope you are all in for a productive but fun work week ahead. I am working insane hours Monday- Wednesday (day and night court) but I am excited for things to slow down come Thursday and Thursday night I am having a little Christmas get-together at my place for friends to come over and wrap their Christmas presents, write their Christmas cards etc. Basically an excuse to hang out with friends during such a busy time of year without feeling guilty since everyone will be getting their Christmas present/card prep done! 

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linking up with: hello monday // mix it mondays // #howifall 

Gift Guide | Gifts under $25 for Fashionistas

Happy Friday!!! I hope you are all in for an easy work day and a great weekend ahead. Today I wanted to share a gift guide for fashion lovers - but one in which everything is under $25! This is great if you are wanting to pick up small gifts for your group of friends. Happy shopping!

1) Handbag: This bag is such a gorgeous lookalike for the YSL couple of thousand dollar version. The shape and material are gorgeous! 

2) Lipstick: These color changing lipsticks have been all the rage in beauty this year. This gorgeous one is under $25! 
3) Pleated Midi Skirt: This skirt comes in a couple of colors, but this pale pink is definitely the one that has won my heart. This would be gorgeous throughout the winter!

4) Geometric Face Earrings:
These designer inspired statement earrings are an insanely good deal - they are only $5!! They also come in silver. These would be a great add on to a gift for any fashion lover!
5) Saturday Sweater:
I just think we all need this sweater to be honest haha. This cozy looking weekend wear would be perfect for any fashion lover who loves brunch or cozy weekends at home!

6) Red and Pink Statement Earrings:
Red and pink worn together was one of this year's more unexpected fashion trends. These earrings take on the trend in a way that is understated. I highly recommend them!

7) Belt:
Any fashion lover would love this highwaisted belt. So stunning!

8) Starburst Statement Earrings:
These are SO similar to a pair of gorgeous Kendra Scott earrings that sold out in all of two seconds. I wasn't able to get my hands on a pair, so I think I need to get these gorgeous ones for myself and two of my friends. (Especially with the under $25 price tag!) 

9) Striped Bow Top: The simple bow detailing on this off the shoulder striped top is so chic! Paired with ripped black denim for a casual look or a colorful midi skirt for a more dressed up style, this top is a major win.
10) Lace Bow Collar:
I love the idea of adding this on top of a crew neck sweater for a fancy winter look! 

11) Velvet Bow Bag:
This bag has been on my wishlist for ages! It would be a great gift for a friend or family member for their New Years Eve outfit! 

12) Burgundy Ruffle Sleeve Dress:
I just could not believe this pretty frill hem dress was under $25. It would be great in the winter with black tights and suede ankle boots and would also be great next fall with taupe boots and a blanket scarf! 

13) Bow Earrings c/o:
These are my favorite item from Olive & Piper's new holiday collection. Remember you can get anything from O&P for 20% off with the code LegalLee! 

14) Gold Earrings:
I love the unique swirl shape of these! They are unique enough to be fashion-forward but still versatile enough to be work day appropriate. Such a great gift for any fashion lover on your list! 

15) Blue Suede Flats:
I love the deep V cut to these pointed toe flats! The blue suede is also such a rich jewel tone - perfect for the winter. 

16) Black and Gold Statement Earrings:
Last but not least are these edgy earrings! I love the mixed materials in these bold earrings! They are a steal at under $7!!

linking up with:  fabulous friday // WW // FFF // friday favorites

Gift Guide | Gift Ideas for Mom

Does anyone else spend the most time trying to figure out what to get their mother?! I feel like every year I am so determined to find the perfect gift and spend hours scouring the internet for it. This year I have rounded up my personal favorite finds in the "gifts for mom" department. You can click on the items below to get taken directly to the item, or shop the links below. Be sure to read about each item and why I think it makes a great gift for mom!

Be sure to check out my Holiday Gift Guides page where I have rounded up all of the gift guides I have created this year. You're sure to find some unique, great gifts!
 1. Letters to My Mom: I got this as a birthday present for my mom this year and she cried! This book gives you a series of letters with prompts (such as "my favorite memory with you") You write all the letters and your mom can open them on different occasions. It's a great gift to show how much you care, and it lasts well past Christmas!
2. Cashmere Sweater: Because every mom deserves cashmere! This sweater from Nordstrom is on sale for under $80; a huge deal for cashmere! 
3. Chalkboard Glass Jars: For the DIY or crafty mom, this is such a beautiful gift! I love that it can be a centerpiece with flowers or can hold utensils or other household items. 

4. Custom Cuff Bracelet (10% off with code LEGALLEEBLONDE): I've talked before about what great gifts the jewelry from Pieces of Me make. The personalization and customization allows you to really give a meaningful, stylish gift. This custom cuff would be so perfect for your mom! You get to pick the 4 traits you want the bracelet to showcase (ambitious, hardworking, loving, etc.) and the images for each trait will be embossed on to the cuff making a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for your mom!

5. Kate Spade Velvet Bag: For the stylish mom this is such a luxurious but classic looking bag!

6. Pop Up Mirror: I love that this travel mirror comes in a number of colors and is well made and durable. Great for the mom on the go! (Or if your mom has a trip planned for the new year!)

7. Circle Cardigan: Fashion bloggers swear by this sweater. It is the softest, most comfortable cardigan. Everyone needs this (especially hard working moms!) 

8. Bamboo Bath Caddy: I have been wanting one of these for myself for years and definitely want to get one for my mom! What a great way to encourage your mom to take some me time and relax!

9. Faux Fur Throw: Another luxurious gift here! This faux fur throw is giant and perfect for mom to cuddle up in all winter long.  

10. Popcorn: My mom is completely addicted to popcorn. Anyone elses?! This is the perfect gift for the popcorn loving mom. The handcrafted flavors look so good - I have my eye on the cinnamon bourbon pecan!

11. YSL Lipstick (the best!): YSL lipsticks are one of my favorite brands - the colors are so rich and the lipstick is so smooth and creamy. This new holiday collection has the prettiest packaging and would be a beautiful gift for mom!   

 Happy Shopping!

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