It’s that time of the year again: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015. Your inbox is overflowing with gift guides. Where do you even start? Don’t worry we have sorted it all out for you. We have all top gifts by categories so you can pick all your favorites without having to comb through pages and pages of products you don’t like. Plus, we are breaking down our suggestions by the person you are looking to buy for. After browsing our mega gift guide below you’ll be ready to cross everyone off your list, from the comfort of your computer. Avoid the long lines at the mall, just point, click and finish your holiday shopping!
Do you describe your style as cute? Do you like chubby purses? Do you like to wear graphic tees and sweaters with cute animals? Do you know someone who loves everything cute? Well, then this post is for you. These handbags would be a perfect gift for Betsey Johnson lovers. If they own the Betsey Johnson phone bag, they will love these bags too. I’m just saying… I love that bag and a LOVE these bags. I’m saving up for the Kate Spade Lucky Cat bag, it’s my current kawaii goal. I must achieve my goals! :) Let’s get started!
Holy Moly how adorable is this chubby strawberry bag? The inside has a fruity fabric to go along with the produce theme. I think they did an excellent job executing this design. This bag also gets brownie points for being a hard shaped bag. It keeps it’s kawaii strawberry shape no matter what you fill it up with. If you know a strawberry lover or cuteness collector, do not hesitate to get this bag for them!
Good Fortune Cat Bag by Kate Spade
I’m not sure which is my favorite bag in this round up. There’s a tie between the strawberry bag above and this SUPER chubby fortune cat bag by Kate Spade. It’s so awesomely fat I cannot contain myself. I have started a fortune cat handbag fund because it’s worth it. If you know a Kate Spade fan, this would be an amazing and unique gift.
Dino clutch Handbag
Forever21 brought back their dinosaur clutch bag. I love love love this bag. It is truly a conversation piece. I can’t imagine walking around town without people pointing out my dinosaur handbag. I also appreciate that it has a cute shape but otherwise it’s a simple, all black clutch. Great gift for dinosaur lover fashionistas. Oh, we exist – believe it!
Heart Bag in Pink
This heart bag by Brit-Stitch is part of their shoulder handbag collection. This bag comes in so many amazing colors I just want to start a Brit-Stitch bag collection. It would go perfectly with my Melissa shoes collection!
Mouse Purse by Kate Spade
This is another Kate Spade bag in the shape of a mouse. I’m a sucker for things shaped like animals. A teapot in the shape of a cat? Yes, I’ll have two please! So when I stumbled upon this little mouse bag, I had to include it in the cute bag roundup. I also noticed a mouse shoe trend going on. This bag would match perfectly when you’re wearing Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld Ultragirl Cat Flats. You’d be wearing the cat and the mouse! Haha – awesome.
Purple Glossy Lips Clutch
How fantastic are these plump and glossy lips? I can imagine carrying this clutch while partying. Doesn’t this bag just scream, “I’m here to party!”?
Let me know what you think about these cute bags in the comments!
Kate Spade New York is taking an additional 25% off their items on sale this Labor Day weekend with promo Code DELIGHT. The sale ends Monday, September 7, 2015. So don’t sleep on it! I took a look at the sale items and there are a ton of cute handbags that are worth investing in. Nonetheless, I whittled it down to my top 8 must have pieces. Let’s get started!
This adorable chubby handbag is available in two colors: beige and bright red. The inside is lined with a beautiful and classic bookstripe fabric. The hardware is plated with 14 karat gold and it includes an adjustable shoulder strap. I really love the shape of this satchel. It’s almost square with a signature bow accent. Just like most Kate Spade Pieces it’s serious yet playful. A great bag for everyday use and taking to work. It’s original price is $348 and it’s marked down to $243. With the promo code it comes out to $182! That’s almost half off. I was serious when I said you shouldn’t sleep on these deals :) Continue Reading
I have fallen in love with the hand drawn illustrations of French artist, Sobi Graphie. They are quirky, funny, and adorable. She draws expressive cute characters that make you want to collect them all. Just look at that cat’s face with a pineapple on its head! The best part is she draws on everyday items you can admire and use everyday. Check out the Sobigraphie Etsy Shop and you might end up with a bunch of illustrated drinkware and totes. I am definitely bookmarking her shop for future gift purchases for my quirky and art loving friends.
I am a huge fan of unicorns and chubby things. So of course I was attracted to her chubby unicorn illustrations. This “In Unicorn We Trust” Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the beach or pool. It’s a no hassle canvas tote that fits bulky items easily. I would also take this trusty bag to the bookstore or farmer’s market. Continue Reading
Go hassle free this summer with totes! What’s great about totes is that they are roomy and practical. When you need to run out the door, you can simply stuff all the things in your bag as you run around your place grabbing beach essentials. Totes are also great for book worms that like to read good old paper books. I read a bunch on my iPad and Nook but I alternate between paper books and ebooks because my eyes get tired of the glare. So when I’m carrying around actual books, it’s easy to stuff them in a tote with a blanket to go read at a park. I’m sure you can think of a hundred other practical uses for totes this summer. So let’s get started with the awesome totes I found online!
This all over heart pattern tote reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was three years old. I loved that coat. It was navy blue with big red hearts. I’d wear it with rain boots and jump on puddles all afternoon. Grab this tote full of hearts and play like your inner child wants to!Continue Reading
I found a new online store to add to my daily window shopping, Pixie Market. They have the cutest dresses and accessories. What I like about this store is the apparel they carry is trendy, yet it has a unique style. I haven’t seen the clothes they carry in other sites, which is exciting. After a while, I start to see the same dresses in several stores. I’m happy the brands have been picked up by many retailers; but when I’m trying to find unique things to share with you it gets tiresome seeing the same garments in every site. Pixie Market is a refreshing change to the constant repeats. If you want to wear something unique and lessen the odds of wearing the same outfit as someone else at a gathering, check out Pixie Market. I put together my current favorites from their site.
This dress reminds me of the traditional pinstriped dressed of the early 1900s; but with a modern sexy twist. You know, that era where women wore adorable little blazer jackets over long skirts and accessorized with parasols during their strolls around the park. This fashionable mini dress caught my eye because of the adorable white cuffs at the sleeves and the matching collar. It also has a cinched waist for a flattering look. Wear this dress if you are going for a classic beauty look.
For today’s Wednesday Wishlist, I have some really cute clothes, animal inspired goodies and structured satchels. I have such an enormous collection of dresses that I want to feature in this and upcoming Wednesday Wishlist features; but I decided to mix them up with other garments. I want to avoid sharing with you the same mistake I made with my closet. I have too many dresses and too few tops and bottoms to change it up a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing dresses. They are comfortable and make me feel fancy without much effort. However, it’s harder to change things up with dresses. Mixing and matching tops with skirts, pants, and shorts give you more flexibility with your collection of clothes. You can wear the same top with different bottoms for completely different looks without looking like you’re wearing a uniform. To get that unique wardrobe effect from dresses you need to buy many, many, many dresses. Of course, wearing sweaters with dresses and changing the accessories, such as tights, do add some variety; but not as much as separates. Still, I am addicted to dresses and I will continue to add to my stockpile. Nonetheless, I am making a conscious effort to add more top and bottom options to my closet. So with my rant out of the way, let’s get started :)
This coat’s fit and flare silhouette makes it look like a dress. It has a strong military look with the double row of buttons and camo-ish green. If you decide to wear it over a dress, it will be like you’re wearing a dress within a dress. That sounds like a fantastic idea for a dress junkie like me :) It also looks like it is made of thick material that will actually keep you warm. I have coats that have thin lining and are pretty much just decorative.
Everyday, I scour a long list of my favorite sites and pin all the awesome things to my Pinterest Boards. (Follow me on Pinterest – user: PinkghostFL) I stumble on some pretty cool stuff but not all of it makes it to the blog. So in an effort to bring some more of my Pinterest finds to Cool Gifting I decided to start a new feature: Wednesday Wishlists. Essentially, this feature will have the items I have loaded in my shopping carts during my daily internet window shopping. I hope you find great gift ideas for others and yourself in these posts :)
This dress made it into my shopping cart once I saw the back. I always fall for dresses that have cutouts in the back. My first dress with a cutout back had a square cutout and it was made by Vans. Ever since, I always check out the backs of dresses for a unique cutout. When I saw the cute circular cutout in this dress, I knew I had to have it. It’s a lower cutout that allows you to wear a bra without showing your bra strap. Aside from the nice cutout, what sold me were those coral buttons down the back. What a nice touch! Finally, the color combination of beige, dark coral and white feels a little like neapolitan ice cream. Sweet!
SPOLIER ALERT! If you haven’t finished watching the series there are spoilers in this post.
In honor of the end of the TV show, tonight I will be having a Parks & Recreation Viewing Waffle Party. I discovered Parks & Rec last year during the lull between the release of House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. I remembered having watched a few episodes out of order some years back and not liking the show. Then, one lazy weekend, we decided to give it another try – from the beginning. I’m glad I waited so long that the first six seasons were available on Netflix because we binge watched them like maniacs.
Needless to say, I will be sorely missing these characters. I will miss the non-stop Leslie Knope – saintly go-getter and fierce feminist always looking out for her friends. I will miss her “Ovaries before Brovaries”, “Uteruses before Duderuses”, and “Galentine’s Day”.
I also loved the ongoing fictitious companies that made jabs at real life companies like Paunch Burger poking fun at fast food. Other things I will miss: Perd Hapley’s strange diction, Tom Haveford’s low key jokes (“nice tie dimple”), poor sad sack Garry, the cute relationship between Andy & April, insanely spoiled John-Ralphio & his sister Mona Lisa (played by Jenny Slate), and of course Ron Swanson. I’m so glad I can binge watch the new season of House of Cards this Friday to alleviate the sadness. Au revoir Parks & Recreation. I had a blast!
Shop Gifts Ideas For Parks & Recreations Fans
So keep an eye out. If you see anyone freak out over the show’s ending like me, then they have outed themselves as Parks and Rec fans. In the future, when you have to give them a gift, you can find them something related to the show they loved and recently lost. That’s what I do when I need to give someone a gift. I am alert year round to what they like and then I have lots of ideas when it comes down to picking a gift. I found some incredible fan art on Society6!
Tom and Donna’s Treat Yo’ Self escapades were an ongoing gag throughout the series. Now, if I’m on the fence on a splurge you can bet I yell out “Treat yo self!” when I pull the trigger. Hee hee :) This artwork is also available in other colors and in mugs, shirts, iPhone cases, pillows and more. So check out the site for more goodies.
Spring is right around the corner and the floral pattern trend is in full bloom. From shoes, to dresses and accessories; flower prints are everywhere and I like it. It makes you want to have a tea party in a garden or at least a dinner in a back yard with stringed lights. I have put together a collection of floral patterned items, which I have stumbled upon lately. I hope you like it :)
This dress caught my eye because it has a beautiful cream color and the floral print is mostly on the skirt. If you look closely only a few flowers peek through the top of the dress giving it the feel of an actual garden. I am a sucker for small details like these in clothing. Looking at this dress I am reminded of flowers trying to grow, ever reaching for more sunlight. Other details I like about this dress are the delicate shoulder straps and the unique racerback finish in the back. The final reason this dress made it into my shopping cart is the A-line silhouette. I find the A-line cut to be the most flattering style in dresses and skirts. This is a definite must have for spring. It is perfect for outdoor events and looks gorgeous with the Kate Spade New York Licorice Too pumps in powder patent.