Moody Picks: New Year’s Eve Sparkle

Are you all geared up and ready for New Year's Eve? For some people, figuring out where to welcome in the new year can be a headache and to others deciding how to spend the last few hours of 2015 can be daunting. However, I think most fashionista's would agree with me that trying to figure out what to wear during the final moments of the year is a bigger ordeal. 

I just made some impromptu plans to go out with a couple of friends for New Year’s Eve and now I’m freaking out a little because I have no idea what I’m going to wear.  As soon as I purchased my ticket for the party, I told myself that I needed to find something to wear that has lot of sparkles!  So I immediately started looking online for some ideas and inspiration.  Well, if you’re also in the same boat, then don’t worry because I’ve got you covered.  I’ve pulled together some cute dresses and pieces that you can wear to kiss 2015 goodbye. Oh and everything that I found is under $100 - I hope this helps!  Happy New Year sweet friends!

Moody Monday – Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Hi sweet friends! I hope that you guys had an absolutely wonderful Christmas with your families and that you all travel safely back home.  I went to my mom’s house for the Christmas break and had a nice quiet holiday with my loved ones. Spending time with my family is always a lovely time.  We ate traditional Jamaican dishes, watched a few basketball and football games on TV, took tons of pictures and of course spent some time doing a little shopping.  Most of the shopping we did was during the after-Christmas sales. We woke up bright and early to hit up Target and Kohl's to restock my Christmas wrapping supplies and some Christmas decorations for next year. 

And since I received a few gift cards and some money for Christmas, I immediately made plans to spend them on a few gifts for myself. If any of you have gift cards or extra cash burning a hole in your wallet like I did, then the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is the sale for you. The Half-Yearly Sale started on Dec. 26, 2015 and will end on Jan. 3, 2016 and it’s the best time to save big on those items you’ve had your eye on all year.  For instance, I’ve wanted red Hunter boots for the longest time, so I was able to snag a pair the day after Christmas. For those of you wanting to try any hot new trend, now’s the time to get a great deal.  Well, here are some of my favorite pieces from the sale.  Let me know what are some of your favorites and let me know what you bought, if anything.

1. Hudson Jones Collin Ankle Skinny Jeans / 2. Hue Coated Twill Leggings / 3. BP. Undercover Slumber Party Pattern Flannel Pants (the softest pants) / 4. Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag / 5. Tri-Coastal Antler Ceramic Jewelry Tray / 6. Stuart Weitzman Playtime Over the Knee Boot / 7. BP. Color Block Blanket Scarf (can't wait to get this one) / 8. Kendra Scott Dylan Stone Pendant Necklace / 9. Collection XIIX Solid Basis Knit Head Wrap / 10. Zodiac Small Octagon Glass Jewelry Box / 11. Creative Co-Op Arrow Cheese Markers / 12. BP. Geometric Blanket Scarf / 13. Arthur George by R. Kardashian Reindeer Crew Socks (how cute are these socks? check out this one and this one) / 14. Dogeared Canvas Zip Pouch / 15. Tory Burch Small Brody Tote / 16. HarperCollins Lauren Conrad Beauty Book / 17. Kate Spade Sweet Talker iPhone 6 / 18. Halogen Embellished Crewneck Sweater (loving the details on this one) / 19. BP. Undercover Print Short Pajamas / 20. Halogen Woven Hem Layered Look Sweater (love this layered look) / 21. BP. Stripe Three Quarter Sleeve Tee / 22. BP. Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater / 23. Sun & Shadow V-Neck Thermal Swing Top (can't wait to try on this top) / 24. Caslon Rib Knit Tunic Sweater

Shopping Mood: For Him

With Christmas only days away, everyone is looking for the perfect last minute gift idea. If you’re still trying to figure out what to buy any of the men in your life, if you're coming up short on ideas, or maybe you’re in need of a fresh perspective, then this holiday gift guide for him is perfect for you! In case you missed my previous gift guides, check them out (here) for more inspiration.
Go for Gift Cards: If you can't find the right size or color, or your gift won't be shipped in time, consider giving a gift card instead. Almost every retailer offers gift cards, so as long as you have an idea of what your recipient wants, then you can't go wrong with a gift card! Happy last minute shopping everyone!
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Shopping Mood: For the Golden Girl

It’s officially crunch time! Can you believe that there are only 8 days left before Christmas? If time got away from you this year and you still have quite a bit of shopping to do, well have no fear.  There’s still time to get some amazing deals on some great gifts.  There are still a handful of retailers that will deliver your orders in time for you to get everything wrapped and under the tree! I’ve put together a list below of some gold gifts that your golden girl is bound to love.  Check them out and let me know if you have any other suggestions for some golden inspiration.  In case you missed my previous gift guides, check them out (here) for more inspiration.
Free Shipping Day: Retailers are giving us one last chance to place our online orders and receive gifts in time. Friday, December 18 is Free Shipping Day and most major retailers like Target, Express, and Madewell are planning to participate. Check out to see a full list of 1,000 stores that will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. 
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1. Lulu and Georgia Ellory Ceramic Jewelry Box / 2. Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug / 3. Kate Spade Strike Gold Pen Set / 4. Slant Collections Gold Glitter Dots Insulated Tumbler / 5. Kate Spade Large 17-Month 2016 Planner (just got my new planner this week - makes a great gift) / 6. H&M Sequined Pants / 7. Hotel Collection Gold-Tone Cheese Serving Set / 8. Threshold Gold Sequin Merry Decorative Pillow (I'm loving all of Target's pillow this season) / 9. Kate Spade Tacky Bow Ornament / 10. Bauble Bar Geo Metal Storage Basket / 11. Jonathan Adler Metallic Porcelain Zebra Dish (just added a new link b/c it was sold out) / 12. Bauble Bar Gold Tassel Bracelet / 13. Slant Collections Yay, Boom, Cheers Shot Glasses / 14. Michael Kors 'Large Runway' Chronograph Bracelet Watch / 15. American Atelier Daphne Decanter & Whiskey Glasses / 16. Kate Spade Small Square Studs / 17. DwellStudio Elephant Gold / 18. Tory Burch Robinson Metallic Mini Square Tote (loving this perfect mini tote and it's on sale) / 19. B.P. Trolley Ankle Bootie / 20. KitchenAid Artisan Design Stand Mixer

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