Gift Guide for Him

To be quite honest I think the majority of men's gift guides out on the web don't appeal to what the average guy wants. Of course there are actually some men out there who would be interested in an artisan shaving kit or a $300 leather man purse, but the majority of men out there are just simple dudes who want gifts that are functional or relate to their personal interests. I put a lot of thought into curating 8 gifts that any man in your life, whether it be your brother, boyfriend or dad, would actually use and/or be excited to get. 

1. Ugg Slippers - It is possible that some men regard Ugg as a girl brand, but even if they do, they won't be leaving the house in these slipper so it doesn't really matter. Oh, and once they feel how soft these are, they won't care. 

2. Portable speaker - Listen to music through a quality, yet small speaker - 'nuff said. 

3. Personalized Whiskey Barrel - I think most men love whiskey? Maybe that is a stereotype, but if it's true, they will love this personalized and unique way to store their fave alcohol. 

4. Pajama Bottoms - If you aren't looking to spend more than $40 or so, pajama pants are always the perfect way to go! Anyone could get so much use out of them.

5. Patagonia Pullover - I've seen a lot of gift guides include Patagonia and I think it is always a great brand to give as a gift. However, this pullover is especially awesome because it is only $59 - great for anyone shopping on a budget!

6. Yeti cup - These cups are awesome because they keep your drinks cold/hot for hours! Also, it seems like most guys really love the Yeti brand so that's a bonus. 

7. Portable Lounger - This inflatable lounge is really awesome for anyone. You can bring it camping, to the beach, or to a music festival or simply use it as extra seating in your apartment/house. 

8. Belgian Waffle Maker - Pro tip: buy a guy anything having to do with food and he will be happy. Buy this waffle maker along with some waffle mix so he will be able to use your gift ASAP! 

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Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Woohoo my favorite two months of the year are finally here! I'm not big on Halloween at all, but I am in love with both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, I'm fortunate enough to be going home for 10 days for Thanksgiving. This is a huge deal for me because I have only been home three times this year and miss my mom and cat like crazy. As part of tradition, I will be going to my grandparents' house in Mississippi to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. Personally, I end up wearing something pretty comfy and casual for the holiday because we basically just eat and lounge around the whole day. However, I know some people's Thanksgivings are much more eventful. In this post, I tried to include a variety of fancy and casual outfits. Even some of the "fancier" outfits are actually pretty comfy! Obviously I don't expect anyone to read this post and buy everything I recommend to create one outfit, I hope that y'all are just able to relate some of the pieces I suggest to pieces in your own wardrobe that can be substituted!

1. Ruffle Sleeve Sweater + Corduroy Skirt + Black Tights + Mary Janes 

2. Chunky Sweater + Leather Leggings + Lace Up Flats

3. High Neck Blouse + Distressed Skinny Jeans + Tan Booties

4. Ruffle Blouse + Paper Bag Skirt + Black Booties

5. Floral Dress + OTK Boots + Statement Earrings

6. Moto Jacket + Thin Turtleneck Sweater + Gingham (or any fun/patterned) Pants + Black Mules

7. Cardigan + Button Down + Cropped Jeans + Mules

8. Corduroy Dress + Thin Turtleneck Sweater + Gingham (any pattern) Flats/Mules

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