The Pursuit of Style | Festive Finds Under $150

Earrings | Top | Purse | Lipgloss | Heels

I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to preparing for parties–holiday parties, weddings, you name it–I guarantee you the week before I’ll be scrambling to pull an outfit together, pick up a hostess gift, or buy something off the registry.

It’s one of my least favorite qualities and something I’m trying to work on because I hate feeling unprepared (and spending exorbitant amounts on overnight shipping–which I do more often than I care to admit…dumb).

This year I’m getting ahead of the game and have been taking note of festive finds as I’ve come across them in an effort to put a stop to my pre-party crazy. Notable finds include this top my friend Jessie clued me in to which is super cute IRL. Pair it with black cigarette pants, a statement necklace, and bold lip.

When I run out of time and my closet is the only option, one of my tried and true tricks is dressing up an old standby with new accessories. These heels are very Aquazzura-esque (I like to imagine them as the affordable love child of these and these, can you see it?) and versatile enough to take you through a myriad of events this season. The biggest baubles you can handle–these fit the bill–will distract from your basic LBD.

Last on my prep list, a gold purse. I daydream about this one, which I know would pay for itself in cost/wear over the next ten years, but sadly that rationale doesn’t jive with saving for a down payment. Whomp whomp. This one is a good compromise.

Hopefully if you share my penchant for procrastination this holiday hit list has got you covered!


Sugar Paper LA Peace Wreath Cards | Magnolia Wreath | Serena & Lily Ornaments* | Sara Kate Studios French Velvet Ribbon | Nest Holiday Candle | Mercury Glass Vase
*25% off and free shipping today!

I’m curious, when do you start decking your halls for the holidays; are you a die hard day after Thanksgiving type or do you always wait until December 1? Personally, I try and get my decorations up early so I can enjoy as much time with them as possible before heading home to celebrate with my family. In case (like me) you’re a little bit behind with your holiday decorating this year, here are some pieces I think are just gorgeous.

I’ve been collecting vintage Shiny Brite ornaments for my tree, but fell hard for these glass ornaments from Serena & Lily. They’ll look great mixed in with my vintage pieces and with 25% off and free shipping today who can resist? When it comes to wreaths, I think magnolia leaf wreaths are stunning. They’re a bit pricey, but also don’t scream holiday so you can leave one hanging well into the new year. No time to decorate? Pick up a Nest holiday candle. I promise the scent will instantly make your house feel more cheerful!

P.S check back tomorrow for the start of my gift guide series! I hope you’ll find a few things for the loved ones on your list.