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LAST MINUTE SHOPPING GIFT GUIDE + PARTY OUTFIT

December 12, 2016

You did it again. You left your holiday shopping to the VERY last minute, and to add insult to injury you’re heading to a holiday party and you LITERALLY have nothing to wear. Well, you’re in luck today blog reader because today’s blog post is just for you!

We get it, shopping can be overwhelming, so it only makes sense that you’d keep pushing it further and further down the to-do list. But if you’ve procrastinated long enough, and you’re ready to take care of business I’ve got some suggestions for you.

From a perfect holiday party look to what you items you can check off your Christmas list here are my MUST-HAVE picks from Gap, Banana Rebublic, and Old Navy.

If you need something to wear to an event or party, might I suggest a monochrome cream look? In a sea of black, navy, and gray cream, white, off-white (what version you choose for your skin tone) is seriously refreshing, no-fuss, and is guaranteed to turn heads (trust me I would know). Pop on a red lip, some shoes that sparkle and you’re the bell of the ball. Promise.

WHAT I’M WEARING:

Skirt (still available in stores, similar here), c/o Banana Republic

Cable Knit Mock Neck Sweater, c/o Gap

Gold Lace Up Flats, and earrings, c/o Old Navy

While the holidays and the weeks leading up to them can make us feel bananas at the best of times there’s something to be said about having a simple no-fuss look to fall back on time andΒ  time again.

While you might think that a pleated skirt and sweater are pretty basic (you really wouldn’t be wrong) you should know that I purposely chose this look for that exact reason. These pieces are ah-mazingly comfortable for starters, but most importantly each of them would also make great additions to your wardrobe because you could wear them again and again.

This Cable Knit Sweater can easily be worn with jeans, trousers, or even pjs if you’re so inclined while this tea length skirt is always classy (we also love this skirt), and would pair effortlessly with any of your other blouses, tanks, or dare we say it: crop tops. I also love this skirt from Banana Republic and it would be SO fun for the holidays.

These Gold Metallic Flats from Old Navy are SUPER on trend with their lace up detailing; while their shiny finish instantly makes them dressy and appropriate for any holiday event. Did we mention they are flat? Yep feel free to bust a move (we encourage it) on the dance floor in these shoes because we promise they won’t be the thing to prevent you from getting your groove on.

Also be sure to check out the accessories at Old Navy they literally have the CUTEST things like I could have purchased it all. I love these earrings so much, and again they are very on trend.


Now that you’re all dolled up for your party let’s chat gift ideas shall we?

Whether it’s a niece or nephew, stepdad, boyfriend or sister here are some gift ideas for your last minute shopping.

Boyfriend


Every guy needs a go-to wool crewneck sweater, and rather than suggest the typical black or gray we suggest this super luxe green that we think would flatter and also take your man out of his comfort zone. Whether they are the type to layer, or just want to wear it solo, a crewneck sweater is a very comfortable way to look polished and put together.

 

Niece or Nephew


Whether it’s t-shirts, pajamas, or the like Old Navy has the cutest kid stuff. And with a little nephew who’s OBSESSED with Blaze, and a niece who loves and I quote “waffle shirts her words, not mine I can’t think of anything better to gift them for Christmas.

While I was picking up items for them I also added these printed trouser socks for my good friend (who is also a dancer, and we love our socks). The other sock says naughty, and who says there’s anything wrong with being both? Lol

 

Stepdad or Papa


Has your dad, stepdad, or papa (whatever you call them) had their wallet since you were brought into this world? Invest in a quality wallet for them since who knows when they will replace it again. This casual version that simply folds over is so classic, and I know it’ll be a hit. Shop wallets at Banana Republic here.

Sister


Who doesn’t love new pjs? Why not invest in some matching pjs for you and your sis? Mine lives super far away (and won’t be home for Christmas) so it’s really cute to think that we’re sharing our old traditions no matter how far away she is! I love that you can mix and match these separates. I’m going to let you in on a secret, this long sleeve top and these flannel sleep bottoms aren’t supposed to go together, but I loved the mixed prints. Also, you need to feel this top because it’s like next level comfortable. Shop more Gap Loungewear here.

 

One of the things I love love love about Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy is that there are ALWAYS sales, so definitely sign up for their emails and be sure to ask the staff in-store because you can almost always receive some kind of savings or discount codes! I know I saved on all of these items, and who doesn’t love a good deal especially around the holidays?

 

HAPPY SHOPPING !!

xx

Kayla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post was sponsored by Gap Inc, thanks so much for supporting our partners. All opinions expressed are my own.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Megan December 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Oooh lala, I love the earring!

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