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Gift Guide | For the Fashionista

Sometimes, your girlfriend who “loves everything” because she’s super into fashion, can be one of the hardest friends (or sisters, co-workers, moms..) to shop for. If she loves fashion, where do you even begin shopping?! Being the fashion lover that I am, I put together a little gift guide for you with items that any fashionista would adore! (Hover over the image to get links to these products!)

Just want to highlight a few of the great sale pieces in this image!:

I am crazy about this fur vest & it’s currently 40% off! I love that it’s perfect for a 20s something girl or a mom needing the perfect “throw on & go” vest.

Let’s be real – riding boots are on every girl’s Christmas list, and these over the knee boots are currently 30% off! I love them in this grey color because they would go with everything.

For these adorable flannel pajama pants and this great pink scarf, use the code “SHOPNOW” to get 25% off your total!

I think it’s physically impossible for a girl to ever not love a Kate Spade gift, and these gold bow earrings are currently less than $50!

Shop all of these great gifts here:

the LOLO Mag gift guide

November has finally arrived! Meaning it’s basically Thanksgiving aka basically CHRISTMAS. My absolute favorite time of year. The shopping aspect of Christmas can either make or break the season for ya – depending on if you save your shopping till the last minute. Lo & I wanted to help you out by putting together a gift guide to get you started! These gifts are all under (or around) $50 & are guaranteed to please any friend, sister, co-worker, or mom. Hover over the image to get links to these amazing gifts!

My BKR water bottle – This had been on my wishlist for quite some time. I finally caved a few months ago and bought mine and have used it every day since! Not only is it adorable and so well made, but it really does help you to drink more water throughout the day. They might be pricier than your good ole plastic water bottle, but it will last you forever (and looks cuter too).

How adorable is this Anthropologie Christmas plate? Lo had the great idea that instead of buying the whole set, you could just buy one and use it for cookies!

Okay, I am personally obsessed with this initial plate necklace. It’s definitely on my Christmas list and would make a great gift for just about anyone.

This Nest Candle in pumpkin chai instantly makes your house smell like Fall and baking, and who wouldn’t want that? This is a great gift for coworkers or neighbors!

Did you know TOMS now makes slippers?! I am in love with this adorable pair with the aztec-feel print

Oribe hair products are both mine & Lo’s favorites. Once i tried their shampoo & conditioner, I never went back! This travel kit would make the perfect gift for any of your girlfriends that really value great hair care!

Let’s be honest – you just can’t go wrong with a Kate Spade phone case – especially in this holiday-esque white and gold color!

Hope this helped you get a jump start on your Christmas shopping. Shop our gift guide here!:

5 Friday Faves

Happy Friday everyone! Starting today we will be posting our “5 Friday Faves” every week to share with you random items in our wardrobe, purse, bedroom, or kitchen that we could not live without. We’d love to hear feedback on some of your faves in these categories as well! Shop our favorite products by clicking the images at the end of this post!

  1. Favorite phone case: Fuchsia Bloom iPhone case by Sonix
  2. Favorite lip gloss: Dior Addict, color #223
  3. Favorite deodorant (let’s be real, ya can’t live without it, and this one’s like perfume!): Cashmere Mist by Donna Karen
  4. Lo’s personal favorite necklace (“My sister & best friend gave me this as engagement gift and I never take it off“): Max & Chloe necklace
  5. Favorite candle (we both light this every night before going to bed!): Capri blue mercury glass candle from Anthropologie

 

And speaking of favorites, who doesn’t love a good Friday sale? Ann Taylor LOFT is currently having 40% off everything! Perfect time to start stocking up on some great Fall pieces for those of us in Dallas before the “cold front” hits!

messy hair + a knotted necklace.

It was a muted lip + messy hair + knotted necklace kind of Tuesday. I am all about the organic look with one (non-subtle) pop of color.

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gift guide: for her

Here are some present picks for the mommas, besties, sisters, and all the other sweet women in your life. Merry {almost} Christmas!
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1. There is nothing like a good sleep short that even makes a t-shirt look adorable.

2. Jo Malone perfume is always a treat. See all of the choices here.

3. Epic holiday night: movies, popcorn and the Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Sleeping Bunny’ Slipper

4. A perfect winter day: no makeup, hair up, and a good UGG over yoga pants.

5. These fabulous earrings are suitable for any holiday extravaganza.

6. The most adorable iPhone case.

7. Could this shrunken tote be any cuter?

8. A good oversized cashmere beanie is a winter winner.

9. What’s not to love about these Fairfax sunnies?

10. I adore this Bobbi Brown ‘hot cocoa’ palette.

11. Isn’t snoring the worst? Just tune it out with Bose Noise Cancelling Ear Buds.

12. A peel or a facial at The Skin Studio. The owner and my esthetician, Shelly, has truly changed my skin.

13. This perfecting mask is my hero.

14. Packed Party Package aka “parties-in-a-box for ladies to send to their gal pals.” {obsessed}

Leighelena + Project Paz: Promoting Peace through Bracelets

Leighelena buckle cuffs and licorice belts constructed from a variety of exotic candy colored skins have graced the pages of glossies and arms of celebs since designer Leigh Navarro launched her line in 2005.

Now in an effort to bring peace to war torn regions of Juarez, Mexico near her hometown of El Paso, Texas, Leigh is stamping her signature “mink” lizard skin buckle bracelets with the Project Paz logo. 100% of the proceeds from each “Leighelena for Project Paz” sale will be given to the New York based organization in an effort to help carry out their goal of promoting peace in Ciudad, Juarez.

A Word on Project Paz

Project Paz is a non-for profit organization, and their mission is to raise awareness about the unprecedented crime levels in Ciudad Juárez. The city borders the U.S and it’s economy and the innocent people who live there suffer greatly every day – 80,000 young people in the city neither study nor work, 30% of the businesses have closed, and 100,000 jobs have been lost. Ciudad Juárez is actually the most violent city IN THE WORLD (outside of declared war zones) and most people have no idea what’s going on there. Project Paz raises awareness about the city’s situation and funds projects that strengthen community bonds and promote peace.

Chatting with Leigh

Your collection launched in 2005, and now six years later, your jewelry is sold in over one hundred stores internationally. What is your reaction to this astounding degree of success?

I am incredibly grateful and proud of my team’s hard work.  We have two retail storefronts here in Austin and now sell to nearly 700 stores across the world! (visit her awesome collection here).

Your website credits your mother and grandfather for lending inspiration to the Leighelena line. What else inspires your work?

Aside from my family, I draw inspiration from fashion, vintage in particular.  I love organic forms and nature.  When I am deciding to make a new piece, it is usually because I want something new to wear.

A little bird told us here at LOLO that you play base in an Austin band. What’s the name of the band and when can we see you play?

Ha!  That Megan.  I am only LEARNING to play.  When things develop I will let you know!!

Fans of Leighelena want to know – what’s next for the line?

We hope to open another store down the road, and I will be expanding on the Crowns jewelry system.

What lead you to partner with Project Paz?

As an El Paso native, I feel a strong sense of community with our sister city Ciudad Juarez.  I hope to help create awareness about the problems that are happening across the border by partnering with Project Paz.

Do you have any words of encouragement/motivation for LOLO readers wanting to give back to their communities?

Anything helps!  If you can’t contribute monetarily, time is as if not more helpful in many cases. GET INVOLVED here.

Tweet Tweet: Follow Project Paz and Leighelena to keep up with their efforts!