Inside the FabFitFun Winter Box

Hi Friends! I hope your week is off to a good start. It’s been cold and dreary in DC so I’m trying not to let that keep me from staying motivated. Anyway, at the end of last week, a package arrived at my door that I was so happy to see — it was the winter box from FabFitFun.

I have heard some good things about FabFitFun and all the products you can get in their seasonal boxes. So a couple months ago I decided to order a winter box for myself, as an early Christmas present. I had a 10% off code from their website as well, so I figured it was worth it to see what all the hype was about. Here’s what was inside my box:

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  1. Candle in Bergamot Woods by D.L. & CO , $45
  2. Kiernan Double Pendant Necklace by Gorjana, $75
  3. Thank You Cards by Marie Mae Company , $24
  4. 2017 Weekly Planner by Moleskin, $21
  5. Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara by Butter London, $20
  6. Mineral Peel Face by O.R.G. Skincare, $44
  7. Beach Butter Body Cream in Winter in Manhattan Beach by Anderson Lilley, $24
  8. Star Pin – This is a bonus item in honor of their partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization on a mission to brighten the days of seriously ill children.

One particular thing I like about the winter box I got is that it had items that I typically would never get myself.. like a $45 candle! It feels special to get a package of high-end items like these in a package just for you.

I was also originally skeptical about how many items in the box I would end up using, but I am very confident that I will use all of these things. They are all quite practical and the one fashion related thing – the Gorjana necklace – is totally my style. Of course I’ll keep you updated with a review of the beauty products too!

All in all it was amazing to see what all I got for just $45 (the price of just the D.L. & Co candle!) and also discover some new products and companies. According to FabFitFun, the retail value of this box is $253. So, I’d say that it’s definitely a great value.


A FabFitFun box would also make a great gift for someone special in your life. Or you can follow in my footsteps and indulge yourself in one! The other great thing about FabFitFun worth mentioning is that there is no subscription fee or process. You can simply buy one box and be done. There are also different types of boxes and add-ons that are worth checking out on their website because those might be more your style.

I’d love to know if you have gotten a FabFitFun box before and what you think about them. Did you have a favorite product? As of now, I think my favorite thing in the winter box I received is the Gorjana necklace.

Cheers!

SC

 

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Get the Look: Holiday Party in Plaid

Hi friends!

Hope the week is going well. I’ve had a pretty busy one myself. I always feel like the holiday season brings extra things to juggle and extra holiday-related activities, which can get a little stressful even though it’s all in the name of fun. I went to a business holiday party last night and thought I’d share my outfit details along with some different plaid pieces if you’d like to incorporate plaid into your holiday party.


This outfit is on the dressier side, so it would also work for a Christmas church service or a nice Christmas Day meal. Most of this look is from J.Crew because I always have consistent success in their work clothes fitting me the right way (they have a great variety of clothes sized for tall people like me). J.Crew is also having a great sale right now if you are contemplating getting anything — you can get 30% off your entire purchase or 40% off if you spend $200 or more. Anyway, here are the details:

If, like me, you are loving the plaid trend this season and looking to incorporate that into your outfit with a slightly different look, a few fun, plaid pieces are below.

Asos Plaid Bocle Shift Dress, $46

J.Crew Bow-Shoulder Top in Festive Plaid, $80

BP Heritage Plaid Scarf, $25

BB Dakota Plaid Shawl Collar Coat, $148

Sole Society Winslow Flat, $100

J.Crew Taffeta Skirt in Stewart Plaid, $98

I think the Asos shift dress is absolutely adorable and would look great with a longsleeve shirty underneath if you are worried about staying warm. The coat and scarf are also great ways to incorporate plaid if you have a chronic problem of being cold, like I do! Do you have a favorite item in my post? I’d love to hear if you have a similar holiday look or go-to items you like to wear for holiday events.

Here’s to everyone staying sane throughout the holiday madness – cheers!

-SC

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15 Holiday Gifts from $11 to $50

Happy Monday friends!

I know there are a lot of gift guides and lists floating around the internet, but I often feel like those lists are out of my price range. Is it just me?! Personally, I think it is much easier to find a gift I’m proud of when I feel like the sky is the limit. But, when I’m trying to stay within a certain price range, especially when picking out gifts for friends, coworkers or a Secret Santa, it can be hard to find a gift that is thoughtful, unique AND in your budget. So, I’ve decided to share some gift ideas that won’t break your bank.

  1. Tinder Nightmares, $11
  2. Cateye Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, $12
  3. Geometric Frame, $13
  4. Plaid Scarf, $20
  5. Tile Mate, $25
  6. Drop Earrings, $25
  7. Saddle Handbag, $27
  8. Faux Fur Blanket, $28
  9. Smokey Layered Tassel Necklace, $30
  10. Wood Salad Bowl, $30
  11. Yoga Mat Tote Bag, $30
  12. Totes Awesome Reversible Bag, $32
  13. Cozy Sweater, $45
  14. TOMS Slippers, $49
  15. Leather iPhone Case, $50

You will probably notice that a lot of these items are already on sale, which is always a plus for me when picking out gifts. I’d just double check that the websites selling these items don’t have new promotions or discount codes to use. This time of year promotions can change every 24 hours for stores.

If you are looking for an extra-special gift for someone who has a lot of things already, tickets for an activity with a loved one like a concert, football game or cooking class can be a fun and different gift. Making or baking gifts is also an easy way to stay in budget as well. I’d love to hear if you have any go-to affordable gifts or if you end up getting any of the gifts on my list.

Good luck with all the holiday shopping. Cheers!

SC

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