Holiday Gift Guide 2018 #1: Gifts for the Fashionista

     At long last, I’ve finally rounded up ten items for my first gift guide of the season!  I meant to have this post up about ten days ago (I’m the worst!), but I figured better late than never!  I’m hoping to do a little mini-series of gift guides this year, and the first post is “Gifts for the Fashionista!”  The gifts I’m sharing today are perfect for that friend whose outfits you always adore and that you always FaceTime for approval on your own outfits.  I hope this helps you get some inspiration for what to get your most fashionable friend (or maybe even some things to add to your own wishlist…).  Enjoy!

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  1. Madewell Faux-Pearl Winky Necklace ($32.00) – Maybe it’s just me that’s been minorly obsessed with eyes in jewelry lately (especially winking ones), but I think this necklace is precious.  I always love receiving gifts I wouldn’t normally buy for myself but allow me to experiment with new styles, and I think this one would be a hit in that category for most stylish girls.  The dainty gold-plated chain and faux pearl make the style simple enough to go with any outfit, while the trendy wink also adds something funky to a classic look.
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Bi-Fold Key Ring Wallet ($65.00) – I received a Rebecca Minkoff key ring wallet for Christmas last year and it’s still one of my favorite things I own!  Your most fashionable friend will use this wallet on the daily, it attaches to her keys and is perfect to conveniently hold her IDs, cash, and cards!  (This wallet also comes in red and brown!)
  3. J.Crew Ribbed Beanie with Faux-Fur Pom-Pom in Seashell ($39.50) – This adorable beanie topped off with a trendy faux-fur pom-pom would be a great gift for your favorite fashionista during these cold winter months, especially if you live somewhere extra chilly!  (This beanie also comes in red, violet, white, grey, green, navy, royal blue, and black!)
  4. Madewell Bandana in Light Blossom Multi ($12.50) – These little scarves have been so in lately, I personally have a small grey leopard one that I wear constantly but I’m dying to get another!  They look absolutely adorable tied around your neck like an ascot, in your hair, on your bag strap, or on your wrist.  This pretty pattern will be perfect to brighten her winter wardrobe and wear all spring and summer.  (This bandana comes in several other fun patterns!)
  5. Anthropologie Braided Tassel Keychain in Pink ($20.00) – You can’t go wrong with a cute keychain for a teenage girl (especially one who recently got her license).  This girly tassel keychain is reminiscent of friendship bracelets but chic enough to be the perfect addition to her plain keys.  (This keychain also comes in blue/orange and navy/mauve color combinations!)
  6. Kendra Scott Rose Gold Metallic Nail Lacquer ($16.00) – Nail polish is an easy gift for any girl, and this fancy rose gold color from Kendra Scott would be perfect for your fashionista friend!  The color is beautiful and she’ll be sure to appreciate your taste given that it’s Kendra Scott, even though this gift is far less expensive than most of Kendra’s jewelry.  (This nail polish also comes in gold and gunmetal!)
  7. Kendra Scott Edie Gold Cuff Bracelet in Pink Rhodonite ($65.00) – A cuff bracelet is the perfect addition to any simple outfit, but is also the perfect finishing touch for a more formal event like prom or another formal dance!  You can just about guarantee that she’ll get a ton of use out of this!  (This cuff is available in several other stones!)
  8. Quay Australia ALL NIGHT in PCHPRL/BRN ($60.00) – As fashion-forward as a girl you’d consider a “fashionista” must be, these retro cat eye sunnies are probably not too far out of her comfort zone.  The blush pink frames will definitely compliment her trendy wardrobe.  (These also come in a red frame/brown lens combo and all black!)
  9. Anthropologie Monogram Agate Coaster ($16.00) – This one is definitely one of the more random on the list, but come on, how pretty is this coaster?  The simple, elegant white and gold combination will match just about any room.  I think one of these with maybe a nail polish or gift card would make an awesome gift for a high school senior preparing to go to college, this would be perfect for her dorm room!
  10. J.Crew Ribbon-Wrapped Hoop Earrings in Sunwashed Pink ($29.50) – Clearly I’ve stuck with a blush pink theme here, but as if your chic friend doesn’t have enough blush in her wardrobe already, the adorable ribbon accents on these earrings will add the perfect pop of pink to any ensemble.  (These also come in red and black!)

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December Playlist 2018

     December is without a doubt my favorite month of the year.  I’m forever obsessed with the twinkle lights, Christmas songs, and ice skating rinks.  Today I’m sharing my December playlist, which includes a couple Christmas songs along with my usual mix of electronic, alternative, rap, and worship songs.  My favorite song right now is “Wylin'” by Always Never, but I’ve also been especially loving “God Be” by Chris Renzema and the incredible retake of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Cappa.  Enjoy!

December Playlist

 

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Wylin’ // All I Want for Christmas Is You // Sunflower (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) // Superposition // Peach // God Be // You Make My Dreams // Three Words Away // Be Like You // Life In Color // Touch of Heaven (Reimagined) // Drummer Boy // Close To Me // The One // Sleepless Nights

Thanks for reading!  What’s your favorite song right now?

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My Christmas Wishlist 2018

     Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and Christmas blog posts are some of my favorite to write!  I’m starting my Christmas series this year as I typically do, with my Christmas wishlist!  As I’ve always said, I’m posting this list mainly to give y’all ideas because I know what it’s like to be stumped on what to ask for, not because I’m asking for all of this or expecting to receive any of it for that matter.  I can’t wait to start sharing gift guides so y’all can get some ideas as to what to buy for your friends!  Please shoot me a direct message on Instagram @apocketfuloffaith telling me what type of girl (or guy) you’d like to see gift recommendations for!  Without further adieu, here’s my first Christmas post of the season.  Enjoy!

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  1. Converse One Star Platform Suede Low Top Sneakers in “Mercury Grey” – I wear my black Vans, brown UGG slip-ons, and gold high top Converse sneakers nonstop, but I think it’s time I get a new pair of sneakers.  I don’t have any platforms so I think these taupe suede platform sneakers would be an awesome addition to my closet!  They’re a great neutral color that I know will match so much and I think the platform is such a fun, trendy touch.
  2. Madewell Glitter Shapes Statement Earrings in “Gold Glitter” – I love all of Madewell’s funky shape earrings and these have to be my favorite that I’ve ever seen.  The gold glitter is eye-catching and fun, yet they’ll match a ton.
  3. Kendra Scott Custom Gold Danielle Earrings in “Green” – I have the Kendra Scott Danielle earrings in two colors already, and as much as I love them I think I might just need them in my college colors too.  This green and gold combo would be perfect for Baylor gameday!
  4. New Balance 574 Floral Sneakers in “Sea Salt with Gold” – I’ve worn my white and gold New Balance x J.Crew sneakers out since I bought them sophomore year, and I think these would be a really fun replacement.  I love the gold floral embroidery around the heel, it’s a really unique detail for a sneaker!
  5. lululemon Hotty Hot Short II 2.5″ in “Figue/Rose Blush” – I’ve wanted a pair of lululemon shorts for a while, they’re just so expensive!  If I were to get a pair I’d love this pink pair, I think they’re such a neat color and I can see myself wearing them a lot.
  6. LANY’s Malibu Nights Limited LP – I love using the record player I got for Christmas last year and I’ve been obsessed with LANY’s newest songs for several months now, so I know this record would be a good investment!
  7. Urban Outfitters Out From Under Jojo Oversized Thermal Button-Front Top in “Neutral Multi” – I’ve been eyeing these button-down tops for almost a year and I want one so badly!  They look so comfortable and I can already see myself styling them so many ways.  I love the colors of this striped variant so I think it’d be a good one to start with!
  8. Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle in “Lemon” – I’ve been wanting a new water bottle that will last a long time and keep my drinks cold and since being on Work Crew and hearing several of my friends there rave about theirs, I’ve decided that a Hydro Flask would be the perfect fit.  I want the 32 oz. because I drink a ton of water and I love the yellow because it’s a happy color plus yellow/gold is one of Baylor’s colors (sic ’em!).
  9. James Avery Horizon Cross Necklace in “Sterling Silver” – I love simple jewelry that can be worn with anything and I don’t have a cross necklace, so I think this necklace would be perfect.  I love the way the cross falls more to one side than the other, I just think this piece is so dainty and feminine!
  10. Patagonia Women’s Diamond Capra Fleece Hoody in “Century Pink” – If you’ve heard of the popular Melanzana pullovers, you probably also know that they’re currently only sold where they’re made in Colorado.  I think this might just be the most similar pullover I’ve seen and I’m obsessed with it!  I love the unique fabric pattern and I just adore this color!  This would be an awesome pullover to have just to throw on before class when I head to college next fall.

Thanks for reading!  I hope you can use my wishlist for inspiration when making your own.  If you’re interested in reading Christmas posts from previous years find them here, and if you’d like to specifically read previous Christmas wishlists find them here.

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Five Favorites; November 2018

     Pretty funny how I meant to write these posts every month this year and thought five items would be easy to come up with.  Anywho, this is my ninth “Five Favorites” post, so if you’re interested in reading my favorites from previous months you can find them here!  This month’s list includes three fashion pieces I’ve been loving lately along with a devotional and album.  Enjoy!

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  1. New Balance Heat Down 500D Jacket in Black – This isn’t the exact jacket I have, but it’s the most similar one I could find online.  I recently picked up a variation of this jacket (mine doesn’t have the hood) at my local Marshalls for just $30!  I love the simple black quilting and I think it’s the perfect winter jacket to throw on over a cute top and jeans or even a tee shirt and leggings.  Not to mention, even at the original price it’s still cheaper than the similar Patagonia black quilted jacket I’ve been seeing around lately.
  2. Old Navy Mid-Rise Micro-Flare Jeans – I’d been dying to try the flare jean trend for months now and these did not disappoint!  I seriously love the way these fit, so flattering and they’re under $40!
  3. Jesus Calling devotional – My friend gave this devotional to me as a birthday gift in 2017 and while I’ve been reading it for most of the year I’ve been extra obsessed lately.  I do my best to read Jesus Calling every morning before school and it makes such a difference in my mindset throughout the day.  It somehow always says exactly what I need to hear.
  4. Chan Luu Leopard Print Neckerchief – I purchased this neckerchief at the store I work at a couple months ago and I’ve been wearing it a ton lately (see it styled in this post).  I love putting my hair half up and tying the neckerchief over the elastic or just tying it around my neck with a basic top or sweater!
  5. Sleeping With Roses II album by Chelsea Cutler – I thought I’d never love anything by Chelsea Cutler more than Sleeping With Roses, but then she dropped a part two.  I’m obsessed with the tracks “AF1s,” “Three Words Away,” and “Cold Showers.”

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Yellow Surplice Sweater

     One random fun fact about my fall wardrobe is that I only have a few long sleeve tops, but I have a ton of sweaters.  For some reason, and that reason is not just cool weather, I gravitate towards sweaters.  The structure of the look I’m sharing today is one that you’re likely to find me wearing any given day between October and February.  Today’s particular variant of my go-to sweater-jean-and-bootie combo includes one of my new favorite sweaters.  Enjoy!

     I won’t lie, I’ve been extra drawn to yellow/gold and green ever since I got into Baylor.  I found this yellow surplice sweater at my local Marshalls and between the pretty fall color and soft material, I knew I had to buy it!  Because the sweater is a surplice style, I’m always sure to wear a tank underneath.  For this look, I paired the sweater with a pair of dark wash jeans, which I cuffed above a pair of TOMS booties.  I love these booties because they bring so many bright, fun colors to a look, including the purple that I also incorporated through my stacked purple tassel earrings.  As for the rest of my jewelry, I kept it simple with my plain gold rings and Kendra Scott Elisa pendent necklace in white pearl.

sweater (similar here and here) // jeans // booties (similar) // earrings (similar) // necklace // rose gold ring // gold stacked rings

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November Playlist 2018

     I’m not sure if this is my latest monthly playlist post ever but I’m sure it’s pretty close (oops).  I thought about saving this playlist for December but I’ve just found so much good music lately I needed to share it all!  I promise the December playlist is coming in a more timely manner though (December 5th to be exact).  Lately I’ve been obsessed with “So Will I (100 Billion X),” and yes, I know I’m super late to that party.  I’ve also been loving Chelsea Cutler’s new album, “Sleeping With Roses II,” and several songs by Maggie Rogers, especially “Light On.”  Okay, okay, let’s get to the playlist!  Enjoy!

November Playlist

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So Will I (100 Billion X) // When We Were Young // Thick and Thin // AF1s // Sunflower // Light On // Consideration // Again // thank u, next // Nothing I Hold on to (Live) // Beach House // Grown Up // Dreams // Wake Up in the Sky // Falling for U

Thanks for reading!  What’s your favorite song right now?

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