The style of Sperry has yet to disappoint with refreshed fashion detail. As we finish Christmastide 2019 -2020 I’m promoting my favorite gifts, gear and trinkets. Practicing Christians make note of the Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas where the three wise men deliver presents to Baby Jesus. Meaning we all have until Monday January 6 to disperse gifts.
Plus, this season marks the perfect time to pick out all of the goodies that weren’t given. Souvenirs to self reign as nourishment for the soul and that is precisely what the season stresses. Parties, gift exchanges and sharing meals with those significant are key in keeping The Spirit alive. I just wore these cute kicks to deliver a lasagna and garlic bread across the Coastal Ohio Trail.
The Trail is so wet and muddy fluctuating in and out from what feels like Spring to Winter snow and ice storms as usual. The corduroy adds an attractive feature, the black makes a fashion statement and the pink lugged sole not only makes my soul shine but the Wave-Siping provides necessary traction on the Ohio terrain.
The tan and navy top-siders I’ve worn for three-plus years are worn and colored to compliment jeans and khakis. You can buy the black and corduroy pair here. Most of the collection is on sale for less than one hundred dollars. Shop here, and stay dry and stylish.
My love life consists mainly of workout dates, and meatless, cheeseless, dairy-free dates at Chipotle.
Holiday gifts picked out based on a loved one’s passions are always on point. Besides diamonds and import car parts there aren’t many trinkets I treasure more than sports gear and luxury fashion for fitness.
I have a sportaholic one hundred pound puppy, too.
Besides eating a sixty-five dollar MAC Kabuki brush and a Phillips Sonicare Diamond Head Toothbrush, he yanked my VS Black Packable Puffer, perfect for all athletic outings, off of a dining room chair. The zippered pocket transformed into his teething ring.
The Calvin Klein Black and White Performance Puffer is a complement to my Countdown to Christmas Holiday Buying Guide.
Shop the collection. I just stopped writing to wrap one up for a nice Army man who purchased one for his Polish girlfriend.
Swaddle in softness. The Ugg Sheepskin Pom Beanie I just threw some juice to is now sold out in the Cream and cotton-candy pink color combination. That said, I’m not going to stop suggesting appropriate and desirable stocking stuffer and other gift ideas suitable for any girlfriend, aunt, sister, cousin, ecetera. I’m also going to throw in one more plug for Ugg.
This Seashell Pink Duffield II Fleece Wrap Robe is ready to be wrapped in five different colors.
Add the Sparkle Over-the-Knee Knit Thigh Highs and plan to mark the calendar with “Plans to Stay in”.
There are four shopping days left before Christmas and fifteen before the gift giving officially wraps up with the Epiphany. Santa Clause Lane will shut down. I’m having fun. I hope you are enjoying The Spirit of the Season.
I wrote about a month ago on going rogue to another beauty brand for my face wash, face serum and body oil. I also promised I would give the low down on a favorite face care cleanser and creams which prove oh so creamy and dreamy for Christmas.
Beauty products should excite and invigorate. Switching over to Estee Lauder’s Nutritious line when the calendar screams holiday makes my face smile when the clock reads time to hit the shower. There’s a “Super Berry Ferment” which is oh so festive.
Harvested from the Mediterranean Basin, there are eight whole fruits in this skincare line that invigorate and wrap the skin in moisture. My customers love this line so much they have me order pieces repeatedly.
A gift should be extravagant, needless and completely unnecessary. This Ugg Sheepskin Pom Beanie is all of those qualifiers. The uniqueness in this Ugg accessory lies in the real Sheepskin Pom colored a cheery, cotton candy pink.
Because of the forced label keep this fashionable fedora for use during backyard playtime, sledding, skiing and snowshoeing.
This season’s sombrero comes in three colors: cream, black and grey and sells for less than one hundred dollars. The item did when I first wrote this two days ago. Now, looks as thought the black is up for grabs which will match everything and anyone’s style.
This item is the perfect way to wrap in warmth when — for the one hundredth thousandth time — the pleading and reminding are taking place, “Can you go potty. Please potty. Can you potty for mommy? Just go tinkle in the grass…”
For less than one hundred dollars any gift recipient would be happy to unwrap this lifestyle piece. My colleagues bought them for themselves, their daughters and daughter-in-laws.
During this last week of Advent determine every aspect which brings true “Joy”. Spend Christmastide eradicating that which does not and the New Year and Ephiphany relishing in all that encompasses goodness for the soul.
There’s a new eye GelCream that has gained applause of skin enthusiasts around the world. Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex boasts of being Glamour Magazine’s Number One Best New Skincare – Best Eye Cream for 2019. Marie Claire beauty editors designated this sixty-two dollar dynamite concoction with the Prix d’Excellence 2019.
Here is why the contents of this brown, shiny square glass jar not only renew and recharge but dramatically reduce all key signs of aging.
The patented product contains ten times the concentrated repair technology to work on damage caused due to:
Lack of Sleep
Damage Done from Blue Light
Just twist the lid off and apply morning or night, or in the middle of the work day, for a digital detox.
My eyesight is not the best. I am nearsighted and have a astigmatism in one of my eyes. So, I always wore my Fendis to work at a computer. Which is a hassle because I either have to take my contacts out and put them back in or just always work in the morning before I bother to dress.
The glare and inability to determine a typo is exacerbated under fluorescent lights when wearing contacts.
There is a new accessory designed to absorb blue light and glare. I am the owner of a pair of clear Corin Rectangle glasses by Marvy.
This pair is designed to make sure one reigns with the Chief Nerd title. These Marvys not only make a fashion statement but wave “bye bye blue” every time one uses a computer, cell phone, or tablet. They’re also available in black. For less than fifty dollars they are a stylish stocking stuffer for any lady or man on the list who spends their time grinding away in front of a screen.
My holiday hit early. One of my customers, whose makeup I have applied over the years for her various grandchildren’s weddings, exclaimed to me, “I wish I could give you a box of chocolates.”
My reply, “oh, you can!”
Michigan born Tobi Tobin has traveled the world as a model and designed spaces for famous names in Hollywood. She recently expanded her L.A. based brand to include unisex fragrances, candles and luxury chocolates.
Her concept is affordable clean luxury.
A six piece, or “Petite” box of chocolates with or without nuts, is $48. Making this an ideal detail to deck the halls with or gift to indulge a hostess with. Shop the candles and fragrances here.
I paired with a glass of Malbec barreled in the Lone Star State another customer gifted me.