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!
I just stumbled upon Urban Outfitter’s newest games and gadgets and had a minor heart attack. There are so many cool and cute things! I want all the gadgets! Well, who doesn’t want an instax iPhone printer?! If you know anyone who loves Polaroid instant photographs AND loves to Instagram, keep on reading because this post is for you. Lately, I’ve been on an Instagram bender and feel like I’m starting to see the world through that little square view finder. I do have 5 Instagram accounts so I’m constantly on the social network. Five you say? Yes! I like to start new projects every week. Crazy little me. If you are interested in all my side shenanigans here’s a run down of my other crazy stuff:
🐶 Dapper Animals – we live life by the rules of “Live The Cute Life Manifesto”. Surround yourself with cuteness.
❤️️ Coral Gables Love – I cover all the cool things to do, eat, and shop in the town I live in: Coral Gables, FL.
😊 South Florida Bloggers – I started a friendly blogger meet up in South Florida. You should join!
🎸 Gables Guitar – Oh, I run a private guitar lesson studio with Brian too!
Enough about me! Let’s talk some gadgets.🚒
This portable chubby touchscreen will show photos and videos from your Instagram feed. Just connect to Wi-Fi and it will sync with your Instagram account. Wait, there’s more! You can even like pics from this adorable screen. Who doesn’t want this super cute real life Instagram cube?! The Instagram cube includes a rechargeable battery with micro-USB power cord, a built-in speaker, a 768 x 768 LCD display, and 4GB memory. 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
It’s almost Mother’s Day! Is your mother a cat lady? Are you yourself a cat lover? Maybe you know an animal lover who could use some cheering up. Are you searching for a gift for someone who doesn’t hate cats? Well, then this post is for you! During my relentless browsing of the internet I have found quite a selection of cat mugs. It’s no big surprise since the internet loves cats. I’m excited to be sharing them with you because mugs are such useful gifts. Everyone needs mugs at work and at home; and mugs tend to disappear. So everyone appreciates a mug. The trick comes down to finding a mug with a theme that matches the gift receiver’s personality. Do not fret too much in this regard because people happily drink coffee from boring, old, tacky, real estate mugs. If you find a theme they like to go with their mug, you just get some wonderful brownie points. I like brownie points, so I would go for themes that most people appreciate – like cats. Ready to dive down a wormhole of feline drinkware? Here we go!
Help non-morning people fight their early grumpiness with a smiling cat mug. Who can resist that adorable smile and pink little nose? This smiling cat mug is sure to cheer up anyone’s morning. Plus, the inside of the mug has a tiny little cat paw!
During my daily perusal of Brika, a curated online store featuring hand-crafted products, I found an endearing line of baby bibs, blankets and quilts. Insun Hong started the brand Designed by Artists and has released a lovable collection of baby essentials. Each article is beautifully packaged and perfect for gifting. If you are looking for a baby shower gift for a designer or illustrator this post is for you.
These bibs look like fashionable bandanas in monochrome. The bandanas have the text: “But first, milk.” Because these stylish little ones know their priorities. These modern bibs are made of 100% organic cotton on one side and ultra soft fabric on the other. They are the perfect gift for a designer momma.
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.
If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves the sea, sea animals or more specifically whales, then this post is for you. I stumbled upon some really cute whale patterned housewares at West Elm and realized that I wanted to see what other whale marvels I could find. It turns out there are many whale products (in case you have a nautical theme in your house or Moby Dick is your favorite book). Even if your house is not a shrine to the almighty ocean, you can still add a single cute whale to your decor. Why? I’ll tell you why; because these wonderful creatures don’t go out of style. Let’s begin our immersion into whale overload.
You get two different towels in one! Each side has the contrasting pattern of whales than the reverse. If you are feeling like you’d rather have white towels in your bathroom one day and feel like having gray the next day – go right ahead. Just fold them the right way :) These whale patterned towels are available in several sizes including bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth.
Easter is another Holiday turned into a candy eating fest. This year, you can make an Easter basket with some amazing goodies from Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma has teamed up with some of the best chocolatiers, confectionaries, and bakeries around the world to make some amazing goodies to fill up your Easter baskets. They usually do this during holidays and I am always excited about what they put together. I wish it was my job to curate their holiday food collections. Can you imagine tasting desserts from the best places to pick the best ones? If they are looking to add people to that team, I volunteer.
If I was having a massive Easter egg hunt or party I would get one in every color. Imagine a dessert table full of these beautiful cakes. It would look phenomenal. If your responsibility is to bring dessert to the Easter gathering, this is the cake to bring. It looks stunning and I am sure those four layers of cake with frosting also taste delicious. The green cake would also be the perfect dessert for this St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I don’t see green cakes that often, and when I do, they don’t look as good as this one.
Who doesn’t love that big ball of chubbyness Baymax? He’s honorable, sweet, smart, strong, funny, and above all adorable. If you’re looking for a theme to your next party, Big Hero 6 is a winner. I hunted down all the Big Hero 6 decorations and party supplies I could find. Here are some cool things I found.
When preparing for a party the first things you need are the basics: plates, napkins, cups & invitations. Once you have these, you can focus on the other decorations and activities you want to have at your party.