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gift guide for the little ones

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Darzzi Whale Pillow
  2. Andy & Evan Sweater
  3. Marimekko for Target Teepee
  4. Hunter Rain Boots
  5. Manhattan Toy Fox
  6. GoldieBlox Dunk Tank Book and Construction Set
  7. Old Navy Pom Pom Beanie
  8. EllieFunDay Bunny Bonnet
  9. Janie and Jack Vest
  10. The Honest Company Bubble Bath
  11. Gap Pajamas
  12. Freshly Picked Moccasins Shoes
  13. Skip Hop Backpack

The Christmas season has started, and that means parties, holiday baking, and shopping. Now that I have a niece and a nephew kids gifts are on top of my mind. This gift guide for the little ones has something for the boys and the girls, and those parents that don’t like pink and blue.

Note: Stay tuned every Friday until Christmas for a new gift guide!


Black Friday is the time to start holiday shopping online. So many stores now have Black Friday sales online, so you no longer need to fight off the crowds. Here are some of the items that are topping my Christmas list.

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I love pulling out my fall wardrobe for Thanksgiving. It’s probably because it doesn’t start to feel like fall in LA until around Thanksgiving. Deep rich colors and lots of plaid are my favorite for fall. This plaid maxi skirt is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s high waisted, leaving breathing room for your stomach after you eat, which I know goes through your mind when picking an outfit, just like it goes through mine. The fabric is thick, so it keeps you warm on the chilly day. I also love the uneven length and dipped bottom. I’ll be wearing this on turkey day.

Free People Plaid Maxi Skirt, Free People Bodysuit, Free People Boots, Tory Burch Sunglasses, Cole Haan Purse

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Note: Have you picked out your Thanksgiving outfit yet?



Fall in Santa Barbara brings bright colors and temperate, clear days, with beautiful lingering sunsets. Unlike the busy summers, autumn glamping is more relaxing. Plus the fall colors are beautiful. Couples can enjoy a romantic, serene ambiance at El Capitan Canyon, a luxury camping destination perfect for a dreamy fall getaway.

Known for its picturesque safari tents, upscale cedar cabins and adventure yurts, all furnished with beds, linens and Western décor, the Canyon is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the great outdoors, but still experience the perks of a furnished safari tent or cedar cabin with all the necessary comforts of home. El Capitan Canyon surrounds guests in a beautiful natural setting, alongside a creek nestled among 300 acres of undeveloped foothills.

Autumn is a particularly breathtaking time for the Canyon. Just after Thanksgiving, the property takes on a beautiful glow as the sycamore tree leaves turn a golden yellow. If you’re looking for more glam in your camping, the onsite spa offers luxurious treatments in a rustic setting.


Note: For the couple who wants an outdoor adventure without sleeping in a tent.



I love the capsule collections Target creates with designers. Recently, they teamed up with the ladies from Who What Wear to create quality clothes at a reasonable price. I picked up the Pajama Shirt Dress and love how versatile it is. The pajama like fabric and comfy fit make it perfect for a day in the city running errands. It’s not restricting like some dresses can feel, which makes it nice when you’re rushing from one place to the next. I’ve seen it styled on other bloggers with flats, boots, and open with an exposed slip. This pajama trend as outerwear has really gotten a hold on me.

Who What Wear Dress, Tory Burch Bag, Free People Shoes, Tory Burch Sunglasses

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Note: There are so many other items I want from the collection!