Cozy gifts really do make the best gifts which is why this gift guide is always one of my favorites to make each year! Some of my go to gifts for ladies in my life who seem to have everything are always something on the cozy spectrum whether that be my favorite $10 candle(volcano knock off) and a bottle of wine or arguably the best cozy throw of all time.
Don’t forget that today is day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. If you are just joining, check out all of the details HERE and a running list of the giveaways HERE.
HO HO HO! Happy December 1st! Santa Shelbi is back for another year of 12 Days of Christmas giveaways. It’s time to kick off the holidays by giving back to all of you for following along with me all year and also to spread some love and Christmas cheer!
A couple of weeks ago my girls and I got together for a pajama party which is code for photoshoots and of course breaks for Momma’s hot chocolate (recipe HERE)! I warned you that a lot of these cute sets would sell out on Black Friday and unfortunately I was right. I’m sad to report there are a few items pictured that are no longer in stock. That being said, there are still quite a few cute ones in stock and on major sale. My family always does matching pajamas every Christmas Eve and it’s one of my favorite family traditions and makes for some cute photos too (always a plus!). I linked even more holiday pajamas and cozy items HERE.
Don’t forget there will be 12 straight days of giveaways starting today on my Instagram and running through the 12th! All winners will be announced HERE on the 13th.
HO HO HO! Happy (almost) December! Who else is already blaring the Christmas tunes and becoming their happiest (s)elf?! Well if you aren’t already I have something that will surely change that! Santa Shelbi is back for another year of 12 Days of Christmas giveaways. It’s time to kick off the holidays by giving back to all of you for following along with me all year and also to spread some love and Christmas cheer.
This year I have been fortunate enough to work with so many amazing brands that have truly helped my small business grow and allowed me to take a leap of faith into blogging full time. Of course, absolutely none of that would mean anything if it weren’t for all of YOU that continually support me and my dreams. So to show my appreciation, I have teamed up with my favorite brands to bring you some pretty amazing gifts to get you in the holiday spirit! You might also see a few appearances from some of my favorite (rein)deers that make this whole blogging thing pretty amazing!
All you need to know at this point is that each day, December 1 – 12, I will be posting a new giveaway to my Instagram (@itsallchictome if you’re not already following along, get on that). I have also set up a page HERE that will keep a running list of the giveaways each day if you want to bookmark it on your computer so that you don’t miss any giveaway opportunities! You will be able to enter all of the giveaways until 12/12 when the clock strikes 12 am. All 12 days of winners will be announced on my blog on the 13th!
Just like in years past, I will be giving out extra entries each day. To find these they will be located on my Instagram stories and in the Liketoknow,it app. So if you do not already have the Liketoknow.it app, you will want to get it as I will be posting secret, bonus entry instructions there! Download it here. Another tip: make sure your post and story notifications are turned on so you never miss a post! Remember Instagram stories only stay live for 24 hours so if you don’t want to miss an opportunity for bonus entries, turn those notifications on!
I’ve got prizes of all kinds lined up this year! Some big, some small, but I can assure you this is the best year yet! In addition to the gifts, I’ll be bringing you LOTS of gift guides to help with all of your holiday shopping. The holiday cheer officially starts here! So without further adieu, tomorrow kicks of the series you’ve all been waiting for! Make sure to check my Instagram account and blog at 10 am tomorrow for the first giveaway!
Tis the season for holiday parties! This year instead of the traditional red and green outfits, I wanted to show you how to style other colors for the holiday season! The good thing about going this route is that all of these options can easily double as a NYE or date night outfit too! I’m styling four different holiday inspired outfits that could take you from a casual dinner date to a fancy party plus sharing all of my top holiday dressing picks from Nordstrom at the bottom of this post. I’ve made sure to include accessories too because no outfit is complete without them!
This jumpsuit would be perfect for a fancier holiday party or wedding especially if you plan to bust a move because this bad boy has some serious stretch! It is under $60 making it a total steal plus comes in black too. The straps are adjustable so if you are in between sizes or having a bigger chest, I would size up! I am wearing a small.
While my faux fur coat is from last year and no longer linkable, see below for some similar style options! I wear this coat on repeat in the winter for any sort of dressier occasion and always receive so many compliments! You can see other ways I styled it here and here.
Every since getting a pair of over the knee boots, my go to outfit seems to be a blouse, skirt and boots! It’s dressy, a little sexy and still warm! I invested in this BlankNYC skirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year and this year because they are that good! I wear this one all of the time! It is a versatile piece you can dress up or down and I’d pay full price for it any day. See other ways that I styled it here, here, and here! If you are in between sizes, size up! Another favorite way of mine to style a skirt for the holidays is with a festive sweater such as this one. See below for some more of my skirt picks!
If you are heading somewhere more casual and jeans are appropriate, throw on a sparkly or festive top and call it a day! I paired this festive silver top with my favorite leopard heels that I wear almost any time I go out because they are so fun and comfortable too! They are a little pricey so here is a similar pair under $50!
You are looking at my NYE outfit! I will be heading back to Chicago so something warm but still fun was my thought here. These bell bottom pants are even better in person! They sparkle and are super stretchy so busting a move won’t be a problem here! I would suggest sizing up as they run a little small. My fuzzy sweater is so comfortable, comes in several colors and is a great basic for holiday parties!
*Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Happy Cyber Monday friends! If you thought Black Friday was good, wait until you see these deals! Now is a good time to stock up on gifts if you haven’t done so already. I’ve made it super easy to shop by rounding up both my favorite picks by category and retailer. First up you will see my outerwear, boot and holiday dressing sale picks. Use the side arrows to scroll through my sale picks. Keep in mind you can click on ANY image in this post to shop the item you are interested in! After that, you can see an entire list of retailers, their current sales, discount codes, and items that I own from each retailer. Without further adieu, happy shopping friends and may the sales be ever in your favor 🙂
CLICK AN IMAGE TO SHOP THE ITEM DIRECTLY, OR USE THE LINKS BELOW
BEST HOLIDAY DRESSING
A-Z LIST OF BLACK FRIDAY SALES
ABERCROMBIE | 50% off select styles + FREE SHIPPING. See more of my top picks HEREand below.
These pajamas (left // right) have been a big hit every since I shared them a couple of weeks ago! Run true to size.
This sweater is perfect for jeans or leggings. I sized up to a small
If you are in a very cold climate, this parka is for you! Runs a bit oversized although if you plan on wearing more than 1-2 layers, I’d size up!
My top 2 parka picks! The left parka has a removable faux fur vest making it a little warmer and the right parka is perfect for my southern girls.
These overalls have been a top seller for the blog! Size up. I’m wearing a 25 here but could have done a 26.
DSW | 25% off with code ITSWILD + free backpack with $59 purchase with code CYBERGIFT
EXPRESS | 50% off + FREE SHIPPING. More of my picks HEREand below.
This velvet jumpsuit comes in 2 colors and also 4 more color options here.
This velvet blazer is perfect for the office, date night or holiday party. True to size. Wearing an XS.
This pullover has been the number one seller during cyber week so far. Fits oversized already. I’m wearing a medium here. Also comes in a velour style.
Perfect pair of flattering work pants! Comes in SO many colors. True to size. Wearing a 00R here.
FOREVER21| 30% off of everything + FREE SHIPPING with code CYBER30
FRANCESCAS | 35% off everything + $25 dresses and $10 earrings // My favorite for holiday decor and stocking stuffers
FREE PEOPLE | 50% off select items + extra 25% off of sale
GAP| 50% off everything with code CYBER plus extra 10% off online with code YOURS + FREE SHIPPING
GOODNIGHT MACAROON | up to 50% off, buy more save more. 30% off of $150 with code THANKS30, 40% off of $250 with code THANKS40 and 50% off of $450+ with code THANKS50. Also sweaters are BOGO 50% off with code SWEATER50. And FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING on orders over $150
If you grab one thing this Cyber Monday, make it these boots! They are up to 50% off right now. I highly suggest going in on the sale with a friend or two so that you can get a better discount! I normally wear a 7.5 and got a size 38.