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Kristen Taekman


Black Friday!

Hope that you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! It’s Black Friday and you know what that means?!? It’s time to shop until you drop! If you are at the mall right now, hats off to you! I’m doing a bit of shopping both online and in store today. Started my day focusing on online sales then heading out to fight the crowds this afternoon. I have organized a shopping list based on price point to make it easy for you. Today is my day to get all of my holiday shopping done!! Yipeee!

Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $25


The Peacoat

The peacoat is a classic wardrobe staple. Ever wonder what you might have in common with J.Lo, Jackie O and the girl next door!? A classic peacoat! Yup, in the same family as the classic trench, these two cousins are wardrobe must haves. It’s chic yet simple and can be worn with everything while withstanding the test of time! If you don’t have a peacoat , tis the season to find one!

Below are a bunch of this seasons must have peacoat:


Chico’s Holiday Collection

It’s the holiday season which means we are all headed to holiday parties, family get togethers and cookie swaps! You know what else this means? We will be needing an outfit for every occasion, from dressy to casual to everything in between. No need to worries, Chico’s has you covered!

I am loving how easy it is to shop their holiday collection. There are beautiful, easy to wear neutral pieces that are ideal for mixing and matching. Neutral tones are my favorite because they last all season long and you can easily incorporate statement jewelry and accessories. A solid, neutral-toned outfit is the perfect canvas for layering statement necklaces. I also really love layering textures, a silk blouse with a knit sweater vest is also a great look for any holiday event.

While shopping for the perfect holiday outfit at Chico’s, make sure to check your holiday list because there are so many great gift options for your family and friends from the Chico’s Gifting Shop. Chico’s makes it super easy to shop for everyone on your list. There is something for everyone and you can filter through categories and price points! One of my go-to gifts is the faux-leather travel case from Chico’s. It is the perfect gift whether you are shopping for a family member or friend. I also love all of the hats and berets, the rhinestone knit beret in particular. Another fabulous item is the convertible faux-pearl multi-strand necklace. It is such a chic gift that is a fantastic showstopper!

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!


A Striped Trouser

Spice up your wardrobe with this striped trouser! Break the monotony of your jean routine and try on something new. A khaki seems way to private school uniform but add in the military stripe and it’s a whole new ball game!

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SCOOP Holiday Collection at Walmart.Com!

It’s the holiday season, which means sugar and spice and everything nice! Translate this saying into fashion and it means sequins, sparkles and razzle dazzle. I am obsessed with the new Scoop holiday collection exclusively available online at! Not only are the clothing and accessories beyond stylish, trendy and fashion-forward, they are affordable! You know what the means? You can buy more, more and more! Did I mention the quality is amazing?

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Sweater Weather

It’s here! Sweater weather is the season we wait for all year long! LOL, not really…but we know it’s inevitable. We can’t wear sundresses forever and we will eventually need to keep warm, hence the sweater lol.

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Hair Dryer

The perfect at home blowout starts with clean hair a really good blow dryer and the right products! (Trust me, I learned the hard way).I used to have a really short L.O.B. (long bob) and I found it so hard to style my hair. I was always getting my hair professionally styled. Now that I have a L.L.O.B (long, long bob lol) it’s much easier to manage, hence the at home blowout.

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