December 2019 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Friday, December 27, 2019

Monthly Friday Five: December Issue

Good morning! I saw this idea of sharing a series of five on another blog, linked here, and I LOVED the idea. So I wanted to share my own. On the last Friday of the month, you can expect to see some of my favorite's in groups of five.

Let's get to it.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

10 affordable & easy to create holiday party outfits!

Good morning! Today I'm featuring a round-up of some of my favorite holiday looks. Every look features items under $100 and available to ship & deliver in time for Christmas! I've broken them into a variety of categories, so there's a style for everyone. Some of my favorites involve lace & sequins, but I've also included some jeans and leggings options for a more casual & comfortable option. 

Definitely let me know which one is your favorite. Feel free to mix & match outfits and I'd love to see your look. If you're on Instagram, tag me & send me a pic! We can call it #rosesandrainbootsholidaylooks 

Happy Shopping! 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Last minute Amazon Gift Guide

This guide is designed specifically for YOU, my last-minute gift shopper. I know, it's not truly last-minute shopping yet. Most stores are even still guaranteeing delivery for Christmas, with standard shipping for the next few days. Still, I wanted to go ahead and share some last-minute gift options all from Amazon (not sponsored), because who doesn't love Amazon?

Friday, December 13, 2019

Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Stocking Stuffers for HER 
Sugarfina Candies this treat makes for a fun surprise!

Capri Blue Candle- This candle is my favorite. It makes your home smell as good as Anthropologie.

Facial Spray- This spray is great for all ages! It's water enhanced with natural herbs to leave your skin moisturized and looking great. I spray it before applying my makeup and use it as setting spray.

Little Words Project Bracelet- These bracelets are such a fan favorite! I love that it's all about women supporting women, with a mission #youcansitwithus

Blue Light Glasses- These Blue Light Glasses are saving me. With this busy season, I've been starting at the computer screen and iPhone screen way too much.

Moroccan Oil- This is pure magic! I've been using this oil as my secret weapon for keeping my hair extensions look healthy and natural. A little goes a long way, so this stocking stuffer will last all year.

Initial Mug- I've told y'all I have a mug obsession! This one is on my list. Not my typical style, but I love the black background.

Boho Cuff Bracelet- This bracelet is such a beauty. It might be on my list if any of my loved ones are reading this post. Plus, they are on sale right now buy one-get one free! I already own a few and can't stop!

Stocking Stuffers for HIM
Voltage Checker- Tools are such a good gift for me. Don't ask me why, but they are always a fan favorite.

Men's Journal- Magazines are one of those things that seem passé, but make a great stocking stuffer and getting things in the mail is always fun!

Multi-tool Flash Light & Key Multi-tool- I've said it before and I'll say it again, tools make a great gift for any guy! These sets are so fun and can be carried on the go.

Hand-heeler Lotion- The winter months can be so bag

Slippers- One of my favorite go-to gifts. So affordable & they last all year. I love the rubber sole, because they can be worn outside to fetch the newspaper, etc.

AirPods Case- Who doesn't want a chic case for the headphones?

Yeti Coffee Mug- Another one of my favorite go-to gifts! These mugs actually work & keep your coffee hot! I use mine almost everyday.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

the ultimate gift guide for everyone your list

Every year I feel like Christmas shopping gets harder and harder. For obvious reasons. Once you live on your own and basically "adult" you're able to save and buy things for yourself that maybe you wouldn't as a kid. Because we enjoy the act of gift giving, my family and I read about this challenge a few years ago, actually right around the time B came into the picture, and we've stuck with it ever since. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

the ultimate gift guide for kids (of all ages)

Coming at ya is a highly requested gift guide post! We are talking gift guides for all the kids in your life! We are talking ages 3-6 gift guides, the "tween" gift guide, the young adult gift guide, etc! These recommendations come from discussions with family members about what's on their kid's lists and from what's the buzz around school.

I hope you enjoy! Happy shopping!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Tree Shopping

exact jacket, Factory version // exact denim // similar sweater (this style is SO soft) 
similar hat // exact socks // similar sock booties, like these too // similar scarf

One tradition that will never get old is the tradition of shopping for a Christmas Tree. While B and I don't have a real tree (we have three fake trees, I know, so extra), we still enjoy the experience of going with my parents to help them select their own. Finding the tree is always a process; it has to be the perfect one. There's something about wandering the rows of a Christmas Tree Farm looking for your family tree. Everyone always has their idea of a perfect tree, and that's what makes the experience so magical. As we were carrying our tree to the car, we heard a young girl advise the employee, "careful with our beauty!" It was such a sweet and simple reminder of the magic of the holiday season; it truly is the most wonderful time of year. Do you get a real tree or a fake tree? 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

holiday try-on at Loft

There are so many good pieces at Loft right now! I was overwhelmed. I wanted it all. I don't think I've ever brought that much into a dressing room before & I had to leave a few pieces out. Additionally, they are still offering 40% off you entire purchase and FREE SHIPPING, so many of you share my complaints about the shipping cost at Loft, but for two days only they are offering free shipping on any order.  Now is the time to pick up those holiday pieces that you've been eyeing.

For this try-on, I focused on building a holiday wardrobe centered around a few staple pieces that could mix & match together.

So let's get to it:

Monday, December 2, 2019

2019 Cyber Monday Sales Round- Up

Cyber Monday is here & so are even better sales! Needed all the coffee this morning to get up in the wee hours to get this site updated & published for y'all.  Black Friday-cyber Monday season has been the craziest and best yet! If you've missed out on a few things, now is the time to stock up! Prices won't last.

Your Cyber Monday Round-Up...