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I told you last year how stockings are the biggest deal in the Downing household. I’ve picked up a few things already, but collecting those bits and baubles for my family is so much fun! This year for friend gift exchanges, why not try putting together a little stocking rather than one big gift? I find that tiny surprises can be the most fun! And all of these gifts are Secret Santa approved under $25!

  1. Remember when you were a kid and socks were, like, the worst Christmas present ever? NO LONGER! Get these Doughnut Socks 20% off with the code thecarolove20.
  2. I love a good dupe. These earrings look so much like Kate Spade but they’re under $10!
  3. A chronic ruiner of sunnies, I can’t help but love the fact that the Marina shades are budget friendly for when I inevitably step on or scratch them.
  4. Anyone else use over-ear headphones as earmuffs?
  5. My friends and I are, for the most part, a little extra and would at least try this rainbow highlighter (I know I would).
  6. I have no idea how this works but this lip gloss is so pretty and apparently the color changes depending on who’s wearing it!
  7. I actually have quite the collection of ornaments and I could have a whole box of baubles inspired by sweet treats like these  Kurt S Adler Xmas Claydough Macaroon Ornaments.
  8. I’m such a sucker for mixing metals and, actually, the rose gold ring in this set of three rings is the style I want for my wedding ring!
  9. Bring the sparkle and stay cozy with this Mixit Jeweled Pom Beanie And Glove 2-pc. Cold Weather Set.
  10. I like the idea of a perfume bar because it won’t spill in your travels. Plus I mean how stinkin’ cute?
  11. I honestly think if I HAD to pick a favorite color, Candy Shop by Deborah Lippmann would be it.
  12. Fun fact: instead of using a wallet I just usually carry a change purse attached to my keys with my ID and important cards in it.
  13. For the friend who is always losing her keys, a big ole fluffy key chain should do the trick.
  14. Kendall and I had concert ticket save the dates for our wedding. Along with that theme, loving the Kate Spade New York Women’s Admit It iPhone 6 Case.
  15. Can totally vouch that Sugarfina Baby Champagne Bears are SUHGOOD!
  16. The best part of the Old Dutch DuraCopper Heart Hip Flask Set is that it allows you to be classy while still doing shots.
  17. Anyone else adore milky pens when they were younger? These gel pens are for the girls with the planners that want to take them to the next level.
  18. I don’t think one can possibly have too many little treat trays.
  19. Coffee is awesome but merlot flavored coffee is in another stratosphere! I mean how perfectly cozy does a cup of that sound on a Sunday?
  20. Keep your favorite gal hydrated in a glam and eco-friendly way with a Kate Spade New York Glitter 16-Ounce Glass Water Bottle.
  21. I dare you to tell me that the description for this candle isn’t scrumptious: Prosecco Rose contains notes of brut rose champagne, chilled and poured over cassis berries and edible white rose petals.
  22. Totally fangirled over this Moonrise Kingdom journal. Anyone else catch this adorable Wes Anderson flick?
  23. A fashion dictionary would be the sweetest gift for your chic chick.
  24. A fitting tribute to all things British, this Royal Albert mug features the girly Cheeky Pink pattern in a Union Jacket design.
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I moved at the end of a DC summer, which, as many of you know, is my absolute least favorite time of year because it’s just hot and sticky and gross. Consequently, a lot of my warm things are either stashed somewhere at my parents’ house or in a last few bins that never quite got unpacked.

This is most unfortunate because it got cold here this past week! Dani and I tried to take some pictures last Thursday night and we were so freezing that it kind of failed. I also wasn’t wearing anything on my ears or hands so I was especially grumpy. The next day, because Kendall legit didn’t have any gloves, I ran out on my lunch break to see if I could grab cheapies for the two of us. H&M had some men’s gloves on clearance then I ran to Forever 21 for gloves + earmuffs for me. All told, I spent $12. Not too shabby!

I think the best way to view cold weather accessories is to think of them as an extension of your outfit. Like, you have to wear them anyway, why not love them? All of my picks are under $100 and all of them would make for a great last minute Christmas/ Hanukkah present!

1.Women’s Kate Spade New York Crystal Beanie||2.Women’s Cara Embellished Beanie||3.UGG Cable-Knit Beanie w/ Pompom, Pearl

4.bcbgeneration Meow Earmuffs||5.UGG Wired Leopard Earmuff w/ Toscana||6.Navy Bow Earmuffs

7.Rosie Sugden Cashmere Printed Mittens, Ivory/Pink||8.boohoo Lyla Heart Knitted Fleece Lined Mittens

9.Ralph Lauren Two-Tone Touch Screen Gloves||10.Portolano Jeweled Cashmere Gloves||11.Women’s Fownes Brothers Leather & Genuine Calf Hair Gloves

12.Women’s Bp. Reversible Scarf||13.Betsey Johnson xox Trolls Faux-Fur Colorblocked Muffler||14.Women’s Bp. Leopard Pattern Infinity Scarf

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…throw some glitter make it rain!

You guys, I freakin’ love glitter. This is not new. This has been a thing pretty much my whole life. When I first started wearing makeup (in middle school), it was usually candy-flavored gloss, too much blush, and always sparkles on my eyes. Last week, I was so thrilled to have Illusions sparkle up my locks at Winter Glam Wonderland. I kind of feel like the more sparkles the better, even though I’ve had to tone it down a tad because, you know, adulthood.

However, I feel like starting with Halloween and ending on Valentine’s Day, sparkles come back into fashion. (I may be stretching that a bit- Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve might be a little more like it.) Everyone is feeling festive and the promise of a magical holiday and glittering New Year is right around the corner. I picked out some of my favorite shimmer to get you feeling extra sparkly for the upcoming holidays, whether you just want to accessorize with sparkles or cover yourself in them!

the carolove holiday glitter

1.Kate Spade New York Cameron St – Glitter Small Byrdie Crossbody Bag||2.Rebecca Minkoff Leo Glitter Envelope Clutch Bag, Silver/Multi||3.Pink Bee Shaped Glitter Bag||4.Furla Allegra Glitter Coin Case||5.Medium Glitter Lipstick Pouch

6.kate spade new york Keds® glitter sneaker, rose gold||7.Chiara Ferragni ‘Flirting’ glitter slip-on sneakers||8.Starla Black Glitter Ankle Strap Heels||9.Betsey Johnson Kacey Velvet Glitter Heel Booties||10.Krazy glitter boots

11.Notorious Rose Gold Sequin Maxi Dress||12.Women’s Vince Camuto Sequin Pencil Skirt||13.Effervescent Evening Navy Blue Sequin Maxi Skirt||14.MAIA Ombre Long-Sleeve Sequined Dress, Blue/Silver

15.Abracadabra holland watch||16.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Square Stud Earrings||17.Hearts And Arrows Glitter Heart Collar||18.kate spade new york Gold-Tone Glitter Stone Drop Earrings19.Betsey Johnson Gold-Tone Glitter Star Ombré Link Bracelet

20.BOW GLOVES||21.Scala Glitter Baseball Cap||22.Skinnydip Heart Glitter 2 Iphone 6/6S Case – Pink23.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow – Beige||24.Deborah Lippmann Women’s Glitter & Be Gay Nail Polish-GOLD

 

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It was our turn, ladies, earlier this week, but I actually really enjoy putting together gift guides for guys. It’s a little refreshing to do something different- plus I love shopping for other people and this year I get to shop for my own guy.

I’m also thinking that because I’ve never pulled a male in my office Secret Santa, this might be the year and I should be prepared. Like my gift guide/ stocking stuffers for her, these goodies for him are all under $25, so they could be perfect for those office gift exchanges with a spending cap!

the carolove Gifts for him stocking stuffers under $25

1.Undercover – Recycled Leather Notebook Lined||2.18oz Cropped Bottle Candle||3.W&P Design Carry on Cocktail Kit – Moscow Mule||4.Polaroid Foldable Headphones||5.Happy Socks Camo Print Cotton Blend Socks

6.Flight 001 Man Things Pouch||7.Ox and Bull Trading Co. Blue and Yellow Polka Dot Tie Bar||8.Lord & Taylor Glass Santa Driving a Car Ornament||9.Jack Black Wax Pomade||10.Original Penguin Monahan Check Tie, Pocket Square, & Lapel Pin

11.Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf for Men||12.Bioworld Men’s Home Alone Merry Christmas T-Shirt||13.Whitening Mint Travel Toothpaste||14.Royce Leather Deluxe Manicure Set

15.John Allan’s Men’s Sport, Conditioning Shampoo||16.The North Face TKA 100 Gloves||17.Beard Wash, Beard Control & Brush Set/ 3oz.||18.Ernest Supplies Men’s Charcoal Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush||19.Prospector Co. Men’s Burroughs Shave Cream

20.Accessories Engravable Black Business Card Holder||21.His Saffiano Luggage Tag||22.ICUP National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Ceramic Coffee Mug||23.Starbucks Holiday Blonde Roast – K-Cup Pods – 16ct||24.Gerber Dime Micro Tool – Black

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