What I got for Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 was one for the books! I got to spend one blissful week of relaxing and visiting with family in Mississippi and Tennessee and to top it all off, I got some awesome gifts. Just a disclaimer: by posting this, I am in no way trying to brag about what I got! Some people on tumblr requested that I do this post and I thought it was a cool idea. 

Blanket: Nordstrom (same blanket in different color)

I have seen a few bloggers feature this blanket on their blogs and I immediately knew I had to have it. I've been using a Pottery Barn throw blanket that I stole from my mom on my bed at school so I figured it was about time for a new one! This one is super soft, matches my dorm decor and the pom poms are SO freaking adorable. 

Vest: La Creme (similar one from same brand)

I found this vest while I was shopping at a boutique in Starkville, MS over thanksgiving break. It is basically the softest thing I've ever felt in my life and the outfit possibilities for it are endless so I asked my mom to get it for me for Christmas.

I really want a camera upgrade (my Canon Rebel t3i just isn't doing it for me anymore) but I felt bad asking for a $1,000+ camera for Christmas. As a compromise, I asked for a lens upgrade. I'm very happy with this lens because for the price I payed for it, it makes photos look surprisingly amazing and professional. I love how much it increases the depth of field of a photo. 

Ok, ok I know Ann Taylor is known as a brand for middle aged women in need of wear-to-work clothing. BUT, they actually have some amazing and youthful (enough) pieces. After seeing my friend, Emily, wearing this top. I fell in love and asked for it for Christmas. The black lace and ruffle detailing on the neck are incredible. 

Glasses: Warby Parker

I've had a bit of difficulty seeing up close for a while now so over Thanksgiving I payed a visit to the eye doctor. They determined that my vision was slightly flawed (not sure of what the official name of it is) and that getting eye glasses would help for when I'm looking at my computer or reading. I knew from the beginning that if I needed eye glasses, I wanted to get them from Warby Parker. They make so many classic, face-flattering styles. I ended up going with the "Downing" style. 

Hair oil treatment: Moroccan Oil | Primer: Pür Minerals | Liquid eyeliner: Stila

For a practical gift, I asked for refills of some of my holy grail beauty products. I've been using this Moroccan Oil conditioning treatment on my hair after every shower for about 7 years now. If I don't use it, my hair literally feels as dry as hay! The primer is also a staple in my daily makeup routine because it cancels out the redness caused by the rosacea on my cheeks. The Stila eyeliner lasts so long and makes the most precise eyeliner wing. 

 Necklace: Kendra Scott "Oliver" (similar from same brand)

I am such a huge fan of Kendra Scott pieces that utilize druzy stones. I love how this necklace is simplistic but still has a touch of glam because of the stone. It is perfect for layering because of the long length. 

Portable phone charger | Phone charging cord: Modal

I wasn't expecting to get these gifts but my mom is awesome and got them for me because she knew I needed them. My iPhone, although only a year old, loses its charge extremely fast (thanks a lot, Apple). I also am constantly breaking those flimsy Apple charging cords (Apple really needs to get its ish together). This cord is a lot thicker so it won't break as easily and it also lights up when your phone is charging with it! 

I hope y'all enjoyed this post and are having a fabulous holiday season! 

1 comment

  1. The glasses are so pretty. I love my Warby Parker glasses.