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Kristen Taekman

Fashion, Lifestyle

Holiday 2021! Let the Shopping Begin!

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of the year again! The weather is changing, sweater weather is turning into puffy coat weather and the pumpkins are soon to be replaced by Christmas trees! This year, I am on top of my holiday shopping and here to share some of my favorite gift ideas with you all!

There are so many incredible sales going on from Black Friday through Cyber Monday and beyond! It is crucial to get your shopping done early this year because shipping is expected to take longer due to supply shortages and cargo issues!

I broke down some of my favorite gifts based on categories so you can find something for everyone on your list!

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!


For Her

For Him

For Kids

Stocking Stuffers

Liverpool Denim


Oprahs Favorite Things 2021!

One of the most magical times of the year is when Oprah announces her “Favorite Things”!!!! Remember when the audience watching the live show would freak out when they would find out they were attending the giveaway show? So exciting!!!

A few years ago, Oprah Magazine started and O Mag Insider influencer group and I was fortunate enough to be a part of it. It was an incredible group of women from around the U.S. that were so creative and influential!

For the past 4 years, I was invited to attend Oprahs Favorite Things at Hearst Tower in NYC. It was MAGICAL! One year, Oprah herself made an appearance! The Oprah Magazine has made it really easy for all of us to find incredible gifts for the holiday season on Amazon!

This year, as always, Oprahs Favorite Things does not disappoint! Be sure to check out the full list HERE on Amazon and check out my favorite items below:




This past year has been all about taking care of my skin and overall wellness! My focus has revolved around trying a variety of products and treatments to improve my skins appearance. I spent lots of time reading about anything and everything related to skincare and the latest technologies in anti-aging. I am almost 45 years old and am just realizing how important it is to use products with ingredients that renew and rejuvenate your skin. With all of the newfound ingredients and advances in technology, you can truly reduce premature skin aging while turning back the clock.

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Falling for Fall Trends

It’s officially fall, even in Southern California! I have put away my summer sandals and have traded them in for boots and faux fur slides! In the blink of an eye, we are getting into the autumn spirit which quickly turns into the holiday season. Ahhhh I know, I know…time is moving so fast.

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the most fabulous clothing and accessories for fall. First things first, let’s make sure to welcome fall while looking stylish and trendy! 

This is the time of year I call, “transition season” where layering is a must! Out of every season, I find the cutest and chicest styles during this time of year. The colors of the season are beautiful, filled with rich reds, crisp greens and burnt orange. 

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Falling in Love with Walmart’s Fall Fashion

Each September, when my kids go back to school, I often call it my “back to School” too, my reset, my reboot, my new beginning, my new year! As I start to put away my summer staples and replace them with my fall transitional pieces, I am instantly warmed with the thoughts of fall approaching, the holidays, yummy flavored coffees and the magnificent colors that come along with the fall season. 

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Fall Fashion!

It’s Fall ya’ll ! What does that mean? Well, for most of us around the country it means we have another amazing month of lovely weather before the leaves fall from the trees and the pumpkin spice lattes are in full swing! I have recently relocated to Southern California so “fall” looks a bit different for me compared to the east coast! No matter where I live, the one thing that seems to stay pretty consistent is the necessity for transitional wardrobe pieces! I have a section in my closet where I keep my “transitional pieces” and each season, I add more to this part of my closet. 

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Hair Repair

The summer season is here and for me, that means no fuss no muss hair! When it’s so hot outside, all I want to do is tie my hair up and not think about it all day. I have recently had a bunch of breakage (one of the bummers of being a blonde for over 20 years)…it happens! My hair is fine and I have to color it at least once a month. One of my new years resolutions was self care and this included taking better care of my hair.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021!

Guess what time it is?!? It’s time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Woooo! This is the best time of year to upgrade your closet with some fabulous new looks. Here are some of my favorite products from various categories:

Womens Clothing