Gift Guide: Cozy Style

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GIVEAWAY

Continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways, I have teamed up with ThirdLove to give away the softest pair of pajamas that I have ever owned. I’ve raved about these for so long that I thought it was time that you all got to see for yourselves how incredibly soft they are! Follow the below directions to enter and be on the lookout for an Instagram post later today explaining how to gain extra entries as well.

P.S. ThirdLove has also agreed to give It’s All Chic To Me followers 10% off of everything for the next month with code ITSALLCHICTOME. They carry bras, underwear, and lounge wear that would make the perfect Christmas gifts for a girl. Seriously their pajamas are the best y’all.

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Quarter Life Crisis

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

25th Birthday post, 25 things about me, Quarter life crisis moment

Top: Beehive (Similar one) | Pants: Levi | Booties: Vince | Clutch: Elaine Turner | Lipstick: MAC “Rebel”

Photography by: Banavenue

I can hardly believe that I am turning a quarter of a century. The BIG 2-5! My youngest sister, Kacey, has been building the hype for about a year now. Every month on the 7th, she has texted me with a count down till my birthday to remind me that I am turning a quarter of a century. 25 is a milestone birthday for sure. You aren’t quite yet to 30, but all of a sudden you are half way through your 20s and it kinda starts to feel like you should have your shit figured out. Welp, my shit ain’t figured out one bit.

While there are plenty of things that I have learned in my 20s, there is still so much more to learn and grow. It’s funny how I flip flop back and forth between wanting to become this independent, strong, hard working woman and throwing a tantrum every morning when my alarm goes off. 25 going on 5.

So cheers to 25 years and not having it ALL figured out! But I wanted to go ahead and share 25 things that only took me 25 years to realize. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

1. Spaghettio’s and wine are my dinner specialties more nights than not. If the Kroger cashier judges me one more time for buying wine in bulk… your girl is just trying to get her 6 bottle discount.

2. Coffee is a necessary evil. I say this because I am allergic. I’m talking heart racing and sweat sessions #sexy

3. Time flies by faster and faster each year. Oh to be back in college when I swore I would never make it out of there. What I would give for time to slow down like that now.

4. Your high school bod is a thing of the past. Goodbye perky butt, hello cellulite. O and prepare for everything to change. Hair type, eyebrows (so not on fleek), adult acne, body pains. Everything your mom warned you about.

5. Always take the road less traveled. Even if it is just the stairs vs the elevator 😉 because that’s a good tip in itself.

6. Nobody has it figured out in their 20s and if they say that they do, they are LYING. I’ve come to find out that we are all just children pretending to be adults. Except some of us have to try a little harder than others. That would be me.

7. Friends that you thought would be around to support your wildest dreams will fall short. Others will come into your life unexpectedly and make the biggest impact. Funny how that happens.

8. God never gives us more than we can handle.

9. You are supposed to put more into your savings account than you take out. I swear you’d think they would teach these things in grade school but some of us don’t learn that till our 20s.

 10. Girls are bitches. That’s right, I said it. Unfortunately you will never outgrow the girl drama. Some girls just thrive on it. Run from those girls and don’t look back.

11. Surround yourself with people that will tell it like it is. Nothing is more refreshing than the truth.

12. Don’t settle. Not for a boy, for a job, for a promotion, nothing. You simply deserve the best.

13. Hangovers exist. And they suck.

14. Learn to stand up for yourself. Confidence isn’t something you are born with, it’s something that is developed and the more you practice, the easier it will be.

15. You learn to appreciate your parents so much more and also realize it’s mostly because everything that they ever said turned out to all be right.

16. Laughter is the best medicine. It always pairs nicely with a bottle of wine and girlfriends. I hear it’s much cheaper than therapy and a good ab workout too.

17. Be unapologetic for who you are and never ever feel like you have to explain yourself.

18. Your time and energy are so much better spent being happy for other people than tearing them down. Negative energy takes years off your life. Seriously.

19. Cozying up on the couch is pretty much the equivalent of a rager. Fuzzy socks just add to the cool factor.

20. Brunch is always a good idea. It serves as 2 meals now how genius is that?!

21. Every experience, every action and every person shapes who you are. So rid yourself of the negative influences and surround yourself with positivity.

22. You are exactly where you need to be. It may not feel like it, but have faith that God’s plan is far greater than anything you could have ever imagined.

23. If a friendship or relationship feels forced, it’s not worth your time.

24. Mornings are when all of the magic happens. I think mom referred to those as the witching hours but dang are they the productive ones.

25. Everything is temporary. The good and the bad. So I’m learning to soak up the good times and not dwell on the bad.

Well folks, now that I am 25 do I look and sound that much wiser?! Because I’m pretty sure I woke up feeling super mature. That’s probably just the birthday excitement getting to my head though 🙂

GIVEAWAY

In honor of my birthday and continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways, I have partnered with Beehive to gift one follower a $100 gift card. Beehive is one of my newest boutique finds with a retro feel to it that I just love. They have locations in Austin and Houston but they also have an online boutique. You must COMMENT on this blog post to enter. For additional entries, complete the below steps. The more you complete, the better your odds of winning!

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Gift Guide: For her & him

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“Brrr” beanie: How cute is this?! And less than $40

Flowerbomb perfume: The only perfume I wear. Once you smell it you will be hooked too!

Knit socks: I own and absolutely love. They have a great thickness to keep your legs extremely warm!

Bauble Bar tassel earrings: I own in 3 colors. You can’t go wrong here!

Bauble Bar choker: the perfect trendy and classy accessory

MAC mini lipstick kit: for the make up queen! This is on my list for sure.

Hunter rain boots: Think the Tory Burch of rain boots 😉

“In pizza we crust” sweatshirt: get her something she will love, like this sweatshirt!

“After this we are getting pizza” water bottle: you can’t get the sweatshirt without the matching water bottle AND it’s only $20!

Gigi NY satchel: I own this satchel in red and it is the perfect size and the tassel detail is just the cutest. Gigi will also monogram your initials onto the bag to make it even more special to give as a gift! See below to see how you could win one!

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Breakfast sandwich maker: for the foodie guy in your life. This is what I am getting my dad!

Food & Beer book: come on, what guy wouldn’t like this?

DriFit training pants: cozy pants are a must no matter who you are

Customized beer glasses: there is just something about monograming a gift that makes it that much more special, beer glasses included!

New Balance sneakers: for the trendy guy

Fitbit smart fitness watch: for the active guy

Patagonia pullover: if I had a guy this is what I would be getting him!

Clinique for him collection: he might not want to take care of his skin, so that’s where you come in.

Moccasin slippers: for under $40 these slippers are ones he won’t want to take off

Pretzel and beer cheese kit: again, what guy wouldn’t love this?!

Be sure to click on my Holiday Shop tab for more gift guides and other holiday gift ideas as seen below.

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GIVEAWAY

Continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways, I have teamed up with Gigi NY to give away one of their most popular satchels (valued at $225). The winner can choose their color and monogram. Follow the below directions to enter and be on the lookout for an Instagram post later today explaining how to gain extra entries as well.

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Merry Little Plaid Christmas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

Blogger Christmas pajama party, Christmas pajamas, buffalo plaid pajamas

My outfit// Nighty: Victorias Secret | Socks: Nordstrom | Beanie: Old Navy

Britt’s outfit// Nighty: Dillards | Socks: Amazon | Beanie: Amazon

Since we are headed to a pajama party this evening and I live in Christmas pajamas this time of year, this post seemed too fitting! Yesterday, Britt (she blogs at Hello Honey), came over to my parent’s house for a girls day complete with cozying up by the fireplace and making a fresh batch of mama’s homemade hot chocolate. Don’t worry the secret recipe will be coming to the blog soon!

Buffalo plaid is making it’s big debut this season which I love because it is so festive for the holidays. I’m ashamed to say how many pieces of buffalo plaid I have recently bought, but you can be assured that almost all of them are pajamas! See below for some of my favorites.

Tried and true plaid, especially in holiday festive colors, will always be a staple and one of my personal favorites. It’s easy to find this all year round but I always tend to stock up around the holidays when it is most abundant.

If you are in search of the perfect Christmas pajamas, look no further. I have an entire page with the best options on the internet here. When in doubt of what to give for Christmas, pajamas are always a good idea. I don’t know a single person that doesn’t like to receive pajamas as gifts. Probably because I wouldn’t be friends with those type of crazies 😉

GIVEAWAY

Continuing on with the 5th day of Christmas Giveaways, I’ve partnered up with Britt and LAKE Pajamas to give one lucky reader a set of pajamas and a Christmas mug. Follow the below directions to enter.

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Gift Guide: For the Traveler

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Kate Spade laptop bag: the perfect, trendy accessory to tote around your laptop

Batiste dry shampoo: I swear by this dry shampoo. Seriously, it will change your life!!

“Take me away” luggage tag: is it too much to put these on every bag I travel with??

T3 Mini Miracles set: this set could not be more perfect for traveling, especially since no one likes relying on hotel hair driers!

Carry on cocktail kit: pretty much the most genius invention EVER

Lilly Pulitzer cosmetic bag: perfect for all of your toiletries or make up when traveling

Delsey hardside spinner luggage: this luggage has been on my wish list for a long time!

Swell water bottle: keeps your water just as cool, if not better, than a Yeti and cuter too!

Charlton sweatpants: a comfortable pair of sweat pants for those long car rides or flights

BOSE wireless headphones: a must when traveling to listen to music, movies or block out the man with the loud snore next to you

Kate Spade map watch: even the traveler needs to stay stylish!

Knit eye mask: to help get some shut eye on the plane

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