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if you’re a procrastinator [i know i am] have no fear, you can still rock Christmas this year! below are some great last minute holiday gift ideas + a round up of stores that you can still purchase from with enough time to get your gifts wrapped and under your tree! best of all, most of your shopping can be down right at home on your comfy couch. that’s my kind of shopping!

retailers that you still have time to shop from

nordstrom | free shipping + guaranteed Christmas delivery on select [most] items

macy’s || free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas

loft || 50% off everything with code “WRAPITUP” || choose the pick up in store option to have your items ready and waiting for you

j.crew || 30% off + free guaranteed holiday delivery with code “GIFTASAP”

express || 50% off everything | $15 express shipping for arrival by dec. 22

amazon || free 2-day shipping with prime [bless you, amazon]

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if you think you’ve been seeing stars recently, it’s probably because you have. stars are all the rage these days and i am 100% on board with this trend.

we’re talking star pj’s, star purses, star shirts, star sweaters, star shades… you name it and it’s been struck by the stars! i’ve always been a huge fan of stars, ever since i learned how to draw one back in elementary school. View Post

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here are my top 10 holiday gifts for him, under $50. all gifts have been husband approved. in fact, i think he is now expecting a few of these under the tree… so, i’ll see what i can do 😉

$50 and below is a great price point for couples, for a friend or even for a loved one. you don’t have to break the bank to let someone know you are thinking about them. these are all great gifts that any special guy in your life will love!

 

1. athletic wear | this is a perfect gift for the athlete in your life. or, for the guy who may not hit the gym much, but lives in gym clothes. no shame. when gifting clothes, i like to stick to solid colors unless it is a patterned piece that i know the receiver will love. however, if there’s ever a hint of doubt, stick with solids. you can never go wrong with solids.

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hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving surrounded by friends family and lots of food! this thanksgiving i am so very thankful for each and every one of you. thank you for following along on this crazy and fun journey.

below you will find my favorite black friday sales and picks! if you want to see a full list of the sales, click here. hope this helps you save lots of money and cross off you holiday gift and wish list!!

 

bauble bar | 30% off everything with code MERRY

nordstrom | save an additional 20% of sale items

sole society | 30% off shoes and bags

amazon | tons of electronics and goodies on major sale

tory burch | 30% off everything with code THANKS

goodnightmacaron | 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2017

target | tons of doorbusters + deals + 20% off coupon for later use

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packing for any tropical destination is rather simple. stick to two rules and you will be good to go.

1. pack something breathable

and

2. pack something comfortable

it’s truly as simple as that. you want to pack anything that allows for air flow, because when i say it gets hot in bali, i mean it gets hot and humid the moment you think about stepping foot outdoors. and well, nobody travels to bali with plans stay inside all day, so the heat and humidity is unavoidable. therefore, breathable and comfortable material it is.

i opted to pack flow-y dresses [they’re great for taking pictures in], skirts [casual skirts], shorts, tanks and of course, beach wear. depending on what areas and sites you will be visiting, you do want to stay reasonably humble in attire. most areas in bali are relaxed and laid back on this, but if you are visiting a temple or holy place most will require shoulders and knees covered. [you can purchase or rent articles of clothing at most sites to cover required body areas].

below are my favorite picks to bring along to bali or any tropical destination you may find yourself visiting soon. you can click on any image to shop directly.

maxi dresses

bali is an adult playground with a photo-op at every corner. flow-y dresses will make any photo you take look instagram ready without even trying. however, they are not practical for every adventure you may embark upon while exploring. i wore a dress when i could and braved wearing one to the tegalang rice fields, all for the photo. it ended up pouring on us and walking around in a maxi dress was the last thing i wanted to do. but hey, girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

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skirts

packing a loose fit skirt is a great option to pair with a one piece bathing suit if you plan on seeking out a hidden waterfall or posting up by the beach somewhere. most are breathable and can also be paired with a tank that you can later re-wear with shorts. a great packing tip is to always pack pieces that you can wear in multiple ways. it saves luggage space which we all know is prime real estate!

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shorts

this is just a given. my favorite kind of shorts are ones that have a loose fit [you’ll thank me after being outside for 30 minutes or more] or ones that are made out of softer and more breathable material because well, they end up feeling like pajama shorts and who can complain about that!

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tanks and tops

this is another given. i would go for tank tops and t-shirts that are breathable and versatile. like i mentioned before, if you pack a top that could go with both a pair of shorts and a skirt, then that saves you luggage space which leaves you room to do a little bali souvenir shopping. 😉

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cover ups and bathing suits

find your favorite bathing suit and pack it! if you plan on doing a little sun bathing and lounging around, you can pack whatever suit you feel is best. if you plan on jumping into waterfalls and hiking around, i would opt for a suit with support and lots of comfort. i personally, pick a suit by how it ties. i am rather picky about bathingsuits that have a tie behind the neck. if i tie them too tight, i get a neck sore and if i tie them too loose, well.. the girls end up giving everyone a show. so, unless the suit provides extreme comfort, i typically lean towards suits with straps.

one-piece bathing suits are a great option to bring because they can double up as a top worn with jeans and/or your skirt. aka, more luggage space, aka more bali shopping!

cover ups can also double up as a dress/day outfit. i highly recommend packing a cover up that you would feel comfortable sitting in a casual lunch spot in. that way you can make the most out of your beach day.

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wishing you the best time on your next tropical vacation!

xoxo | jasmine

 

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