Holiday Outfit Ideas ft. Tailored Curls

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!  I hope all my college-aged readers are making it through finals week; you’re almost done!  For this week’s post, Maddie, from the blog Tailored Curls and I thought it’d be fun to show you a couple easy holiday party outfit ideas.  With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you’re bound to have at least one party to go to!  I hope you enjoy!

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The first outfit is one that kind of came together accidentally.  I was planning on just wearing the dress and tights but it was so cold, I had to figure something else out!  Luckily for me, layering is warm and trendy so I threw on a white sweater from American Eagle and I was good to go!  The dress that’s peeking out at the bottom is a beautiful, sleeveless dress from Urban Outfitters.  This dress works for almost any occasion, no matter what season we’re in, and it’s comfy too!  Underneath, I have some fleece-lined tights to keep me extra warm on those chilly December days and to top it off, I wore a pair of platform heels from LC Lauren Conrad.  This look has so many layers and interesting parts about it, I just love how it turned out!

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The next outfit I wore is only to be worn if you’re definitely going to be inside all night, haha!  Although I was absolutely freezing (and getting strange looks from people), I had to include it because it’s an outfit comprised of two of my favorite things: dresses and vests!  I’ve recently been obsessed with little black dresses and this one is no exception!  I got it from a little shop in Williamsburg, VA called Three Sisters Boutique and have been dying to wear it ever since.  Overtop, I threw on an adorable fur vest from Altar’d State and slipped back into my black heels that completed the look!

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If you’re interested in the looks Maddie’s wearing, head over to her blog to check them out!  Also, if you’re not already following me on Instagram, follow me at @allisantmyer to get sneak peeks of what’s coming next on Allison in Wonderland!  See you next week!

Holiday Gift Guide for: HIM

Hi everyone and happy Thanksgiving (almost)!  I hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend spent with family and friends and some yummy food.  Let’s jump into the post!  This week, I’m going to be sharing my gift ideas for the wonderful man in your life!  These ideas can be used for family, friends, or that special someone.  Let’s get started!

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1.  The first idea is one that I used last year for my boyfriend!  I always pick a theme when I’m gift giving so I deemed last Christmas the year of leather.  I found this leather wallet and leather key chain both on Etsy!  On the wallet, I put his initials and on the key chain I put the coordinates of where we first met.  I think personalizing the items made them extra special and meaningful!

2.  Another gift idea I’ve used on my boyfriend is music accessories!  If the guy you’re buying for is into music, go for something like a portable speaker or a good pair of headphones.  Portable speakers are so nice because he can take it to practice, hiking, or he could even use it when he’s just hanging out at his place!

3.  My third gift idea is clothing.  I think this one is the trickiest of all because you have to know his style and what sizes he wears.  If you can successfully get past both of those obstacles, you’re gold!  Pick out something that you think would look super cute on him and then you have an excuse to pick out a new outfit for yourself to match! 😉

4.  The next idea is shaving tools!  I’ve never purchased a shaving kit for anyone before but I think it’s a great gift!  Often times, shaving tools aren’t something that a guy will put a lot of thought and money into so it would be nice to be able to treat them to something they’ll be able to use everyday!  Check out Dollar Shave Club for some great products!

5.  My last idea is game tickets!  In my opinion, this is the best idea out of all of them.  Most guys would die to go see their favorite team play and the best part is you’d get to go with him to watch!  This is perfect for any guy, whether you’ve been dating him for years or if you’re just starting out, or even if it’s for someone in your family!

That’s all for this gift guide, I hope you enjoyed!  I loved being able to share fun gift ideas for those who are close to you!  If you were able to use any of them, let me know in the comments.  I love hearing from you guys!  See ya next week!

Holiday Gift Guide for: HER

Hi everyone and welcome to the beginning of the holiday season here on Allison In Wonderland!  I’m so excited to be able to share my first gift guide post with you today!  Throughout the rest of the post, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite gift ideas (of all different price ranges) for the woman in your life, whether it be your mom, your sister, a best friend, or a significant other.  I hope you enjoy!

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1.   DIY Spa Package.  This idea is so easy!  Just head to Lush (or your favorite bath and body store) and pick out a few items; you can’t go wrong!  Grab a bath bomb, a bubble bar, and your favorite lib scrub scent and you’re good to go.  She’ll love it!

2.  A baking kit and recipe box.  This idea is for the woman in your life who is always in the kitchen, making something delicious!  Rifle Paper Co. has gorgeous recipe boxes that can beautifully accompany a winter-themed baking kit!  You can find a relatively inexpensive baking kit at Target or Walmart.  All you need are some cute, festive cookie cutters and a dough roller and your girl is set!

3.  A blanket and a candle.  I have to say, this idea is the easiest (and the coziest) out of all of them!  If you know that she loves to snuggle up for movie marathons, this is the gift for her.  Find the perfect comfy blanket and a winter-scented candle and your gift is complete!

4.  Jewelry!  This one’s a given.  Most girls love getting jewelry during the holidays but make it a little funky this year!  Try to pick out items that are a bit different than things she usually gets and that will be really special to her, like this ring and earring set from High Point Supply Co.!  Another jewelry company that I absolutely love is The Makery!  Everything is handmade and her pieces are just beautiful.  Some of my favorites for the holiday season is this fern necklace, these wishbone studs, and an opal ring!  All of them are under $30 and will add so much to your holiday outfits.  If you decide to order from The Makery, enter allisoninwonderland at the checkout where it says “apply shop coupon code” to get 15% off your order!  What a deal!

5.  Letterboards!  I think this is such a neat Christmas gift!  Letterboards have really become trendy this past year and it’s the perfect gift for the interior design-minded girl.  If you purchase this board from Letterfolk, you get the board plus 290 characters (letters and numbers) so you’ll be able to write out whatever you want!  It’s the perfect apartment/home accessory!

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That’s all for this gift guide, I hope you got some creative ideas!  I recently shared some more gift ideas on CandidlyKeri’s blog, so be sure to check out her site as well!  Next week will be a Holiday Gift Guide for: HIM, so be sure to check back if you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for the man in your life.  Have a great week!