Author: Erin Vondra

As someone who has yet to buy one gift for her family, coming up with some ideas was much needed. After asking you all what you needed to see most, ideas for the guys was top of the list. Here are some things that I know will be aa hit on Christmas Day, some classics and some unexpected gems. 

  1. This genius BBQ collapsable cutting board is perfect for your grilling guy. $50
  2. Bucket golf is a fun way to work on chipping and hang in the backyard. $114
  3. Because cigars and Bourbon are always a great idea. $22
  4. This multi-device charger is great for a desk since your phone screen can be displayed. $90
  5. This smart mug keeps his coffee nice and warm. $150
  6. The On Clouds are so comfy and easy to slip on. $140
  7. This bluetooth speaker is also a range finder, plus it attaches magnetically to the golf cart. $100
  8. The Solo Stove he has wanted all year. $260
  9. New snowboard boots to replace the old smelly ones he has. $420
  10. He is now obsessed with paddle and needs a fancy racket. $200
  11. Winter is long and your guy needs activities like ping pong. Including beer pong. $350
  12. Seriously grade your cocktail hour for your music loving man with a turntable with a few of his favorite albums. $220


Things are looking pretty stale in my closet and I thought maybe it was in yours too. Time to get some festive pieces to add in to elevate the items you already have and get excited about the parties and gatherings to come. Here are a bunch of lovely dresses, tops, skirts, and pants that will help get you giddy to dress up this season.

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Is anyone else in that stage right now of saying “Next week everything will calm down and I can get through my to-do list”? I have not had the pleasure of writing here as much as I used to and so I thought I would at least sneak in a little post on some signs I have my eye on and a few things I   am really loving right now.current favorite items in fashion, food, home, and beauty

  1. These lace up boots are a budget friendly version of the Marant ones I have always liked.
  2. I have been sourcing so many items for clients and this rug is one of my favorites. Thinking about it for my entry. Great price for the size.
  3. How fun would this dress be for Thanksgiving?
  4. Between the dog and paddle, I spend a lot more time outside. This parka would be a cheery layering piece for frigid days ahead. Comes in a bunch of color ways.
  5. This Amazon dress would get a lot of play with sneakers or booties this Fall.
  6. I have been slathering on this sheer, plumping, lip gloss a lot. Great texture and just a hint of color.
  7. We do a lot of dairy free in our house and this Green Curry soup is SO good and feels creamy without the cream.
  8. I have not regretted getting these cozy slides at all. Love them
  9. With soup season in full effect, I have this genius invention in my cart. It helps you portion out soup to freeze so you can just pop out a bowl when you want to.

I have graduated to that part of life where my kids schedules and activities are dominating my free time and my budget. Anyone else?? But luckily there are some really cute pieces for fall that have price tags that will not give you whiplash. I put some looks together where you can have the entire outfit for about $200, shoes and all. Bonus is a lot of these pieces go with lots of things already hanging in your closet. Happy almost Fall!

Jeans $29 / Sweater $49 / Sneakers $100 / Jacket $40

Dress $71 / Jacket $38 / Boots $90

Fleece $50 / Sneakers $100 / Leggings $29 / Top $18

Shirt Jacket $102 / Jeans $83/ Slides $25

Sweater Dress $64 / Jacket $30 / Boots $158 (I know my math is off here, but these boots are so good!)

While each season I am usually craving whatever the newest print is to love, this year I am feeling a more simple vibe. Classic pieces in neutral colors that can stand the test of not only Fall, but the seasons to come. Trends right now are leaning more that way with maybe slight variations on what we all like to invest in. Here are a few of the pieces I think would be great additions that would get heavy play out of the closet.

A Smocked Top that goes perfect with all the high was it jeans in the only print I really want to wear right now $44 / A long and lean Black Blazer with jeans is my absolute go-to outfit $70 / These Cat Eye Glasses are chic and make a statement $69 / I long have worn the short version of this Sweater Blazer , but now the long is on my radar $89 / I cannot get enough of the Trouser for women right now $178 / This is an updated version of my beloved rigid Jeans $128 / This Gray Half Zip Sweater would be great half tucked into anything $54 / Went ahead and got these Shearling Lined Birkenstocks since the slide in shoes I buy always get the most wear $210 / These Lug Sole Boots are an easy choice to try this trend $130/  This Oversized Fleece over leggings and sneaks is perfect for running around $148 / There is something so chic about a pencil skirt, this Faux Leather Skirt is a dreamy versions $218/ I always like to stock up on this White Tank since you can wear it under anything or on its own $20

Now that you have the kids covered with their red, white, and blue it is time to find something for yourself. Given that there is a lot to do the weekend of the fourth ALWAYS, I tried to keep the price points down so you can go for a couple options. And per usual it can be sticky, so light fabrics and breezy silhouettes are a must all weekend long.

Fourth of July Dresses

Summer celebrating in red, white, and is not just a one day affair. If your summer looks like ours it has many of chances to sport some patriotic pride. I rounded up a few options for the kids and will post some for you as well soon. I decided this year I would not be scrambling for fall gear the week before!

  1. Tommy has worn this polo before and it is an easy staple $19
  2. Matching flag pajamas is the cutest $15
  3. Gingham short sleeves on boys is my favorite $13
  4. How cute is this little baby romper? A little kitsch but necessary $6
  5. A breezy bandana tiered dress she can play in all day $40
  6. Chambray star romper I want in my size $20
  7. A tankini that is not too precious for a serious slip and slide sesh $21
  8. This little striped baby romper would be cute on a boy or girl $24
  9. Strawberries are a sweet print always $38
  10. Flutter sleeves and rick rack make this dress extra special $69
  11. Vineyard vines boys trunks are sweet and comfy $60
  12. Every girl loves a pull on skort right now $40
  13. Flag swim trunks never fail! $13