Galentine's Day - Ladies Celebrating Ladies!

Tomorrow is February 13th! You know what that means, right? Aside from it being the day before Valentine's Day, it's also GALENTINE'S DAY! It's a day for gals to celebrate gals. The holiday originated from one of my favorite shows, Parks And Recreation! In Season 2/Episode 16, the main character Leslie Knope uses February 13th to get all her favorite females together to celebrate their friendship. My favorite quote from this episodes is when Leslie Knope says "We have to remember what's important in life. Friends, waffles, and work -- or waffles, friends work. It doesn't matter. But work is third." Tomorrow is a day for us ladies to show our appreciation for each other (preferably over waffles and other sweets). My besties and I (photographed below thanks to a makeshift-iPhone-tripod) got a head-start on our Galentine's celebration -- we came together this weekend for some wine, cheese, and good company! So take a moment tomorrow to spend some time those special ladies in your life and be sure to tell them how much you love them!

As an avid Parks and Rec fan, it should come as no surprise that I'm wearing this Friends Waffles Work Tee, by The Bed Head Society, for Galentine's Day! The Bed Head Society offers a collection of t-shirts with humorous and relevant designs. In fact, their moto is "Adult-ing is easier when you can laugh your way through it!" which couldn't be more fitting. So be sure to keep up with their ever changing kick-ass collection!

 

Outfit Details

Tee // Boots // Denim Jacket // Sunglasses // Jeans

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Under $60 - For Her

There are only 10 days until Valentine's Day! The day of love! And what better way to show your love than with a kind gesture and a thoughtful gift.  If you haven't purchased something for your special lady yet, I'd suggest getting those orders in soon. To help with the process, I've put together this list of unique gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day! 

 

Accessories For Her Phone

Go ALL PINK this Valentine's Day with some practice gifts for her smartphone. These phone accessories by iDeal Of Sweden, are not only useful presents, but are also extremely trendy. Take for example this, Pilion Pink Marble Phone Case. Marble cases are all the rage right now, and the pink hues make it perfect for V Day.  The Mayfair Clutch is also a great option as it is both a wallet and phone case. It comes with a magnetic mechanism that allows you to remove and attach any of these iDeal Of Sweden phone cases, which means you could get her both of these pink products to use together. And last but not least, this iPhone Charging Cable in "Floral Romance" just screams Valentine's Day, which isn't surprising considering the name of the pattern right? 

 

If She Loves Wine..

A women who doesn't love wine? It's a pretty rare finding. So going with a wine accessory is a safe and practical option as a gift. My all time favorite wine accessory is the Pyrite Wine Stopper, by Downtown Alchemy. This is literally jewelry for your wine bottle! This product helps you keep the wine fresh while also acting as a decorative piece for the table. I can't get enough of this beautiful wine stopper, and I have a feeling she'll feel the same way too.

 

 

A Fix For Those Dry Winter Lips

Let me just say, that the winter weather has been rough on my lips like year. Between the bitter cold wind and dry air, my lips were starting to look horrendous. That is until I started using this Lip Scrub, by NaturalE. I'm telling you, this is probably one of the most useful (and V-DAY appropriate) gifts you can give a girl with chapped lips. This delicious scrub lightly exfoliates the lips and then leaves them feeling buttery soft! It's really simple to use too. All you needs to do is rub a little on your lips, massage it in, then rinse with cool water, and VIOLÁ! Lips as good as new. Better than new, I might argue! 

 

Fun Pajamas

Lingerie is a pretty cliche gift for February 14th. Instead, I'm suggesting you go with a pair of cute pajama's to brighten up her sleepwear! I myself am in love with this Pineapple Pajama Set, by SheIn. These PJs are both affordable and adorable, not to mention comfortable! One word of advice though, if you're choosing between two sizes, always go with the larger one because PJ's are meant to be a little baggy!

 

Accessories For Her Apple Watch

I've seen so many apple watch bands out there, but none like this Harris Tweed Merlot Apple Watch Band, by Vario! These bands work as a gift for either gender, but I think the Merlot color is especially appropriate to gift a women for Valentine's Day. Also featured here is the same tweed band but in the Ash Grey color. The apple watch isn't the most traditional looking watch if you know what I mean, but with the help of this tweed band it can be transformed into a classic and sophisticated accessory.

 

If you're looking for gifts "for him," then check out my other V-DAY blog post.. Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Under $50 - For Him! Hoping that everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day!

 

Stylist, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Under $50 - For Him

Less than 2 weeks until Valentine's Day! Can you believe it? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was shopping for Christmas presents. But hey, I'll never give up a chance to shop (especially if it's for my best friend)! So today, I've put together a list of some unique, but affordable, Valentine's Day gifts that any guy would love!

 

 

WOOD You Look At That? 

Give your man a little piece of nature this V Day with one of these beautiful wood charging stations by Oakywood! Featured here are two separate products, the Wood Apple Watch Charging Station and the Wood iPhone Charing Station, my personal favorites. But Oakywood also offers this dual charging station which is a two-in-one. The simple geometric design of these products are on theme with the popular minimalist home decor trend that's been all the rage. The stations are made with quality wood and come with stickers on the bottom to hold them in place once you know where you want to keep them. What better way to charge your technology than in one of these beautifully designed charing blocks?

 

 

Upgrade That Old Wallet Of His

Does your man have a 10 y/o wallet that looks like it could use an upgrade? Yeah mine too. That's why I got my boyfriend this Personalized Leather Wallet, by Jeda Leather. This beautifully stitched leather wallet has a rugged stylish design, with an incredible amount of card slots, likely to fit everything a guy could ever want in there.  If he likes to carry the bare minimum, then I suggest checking out this Minimalist Personalized Leather Wallet, also by Jeda Leather. The fewer card slots and wallet clip interior are what contribute to it's slim design. The choice is difficult, I know! So instead, you could just go with both, which is what I did! One wallet can be for the hold-all purpose, and one can be for when he wants to carry light.

 

 

Accessories For His Apple Watch

I've seen so many apple watch bands out there but none like this Harris Tweed Ash Grey Apple Watch Band, by Vario! A tweed watch band?! How cool is that. Your man will be the most dapper guy at the party with this accessory. Also featured here is the same tweed band but in the Merlot color, which is just perfect for V Day don't ya think?. The apple watch isn't the most traditional looking watch if you know what I mean, but with the help of this tweed band it can be transformed into a classic and sophisticated accessory.

 

 

Accessories For His Phone

I've been obsessed with phone cases lately, so it's as no surprise that I'm including one in this gift guide is it? While I've featured quite a few products from iDeal Of Sweden, this Dual Card Wallet Case, is the first of their masculine designs to hit BTFL.  This case features a sophisticated leather design with a few card slots to keep the absolute necessities like his ID and a credit card. What better gift than this extremely practical and affordable one?

 

 

Instead Of Roses

A man giving a women a bouquet of flowers is probably one of the most cliche Valentine's Day gifts. To mix it up, you should considering gifting him some plants this year! And instead of roses, make it a succulent! Besides being extremely trendy right now, a succulent is a present that will last a lot longer than a bouquet of flowers. In fact, this gift could last forever if given the proper care, just like your love for each other. Too cheesy? Oh well, you see my point. 

 

If you're looking for gifts "for her," then check out my other V-DAY blog post.. Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Under $60 - For Her! Hoping that everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day!

 

 

Stylist, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Diving (Feet First) Into The Statement Boot Trend

Outfit #1 Details

Boots // Tee // Denim Jacket // Jeans (similar) // Belt // Sunglasses

 

You may have seen my bog post this past September about The Baby Steps of Wearing Statement Boots. Well instead of taking it slow, now I'm diving right into the statement boot trend with the help of the Skye Kitten Heel Sock Boot in Red Lycra and the Ruben Pull Ring Ankle Boot in Grey Suede, both by EGO Shoes

In outfit #1 (above), I'm wearing the bright red Skye Kitten Heel Sock Boot. The extravegant color itself makes this a statement boot, but it's the kitten heel, pointed-toe, and sock-boot design that make this shoe completely on trend! I wanted a little extra red in the outfit to compliment the boots, but without going overboard, so paired it with my white and red Girl Gang Tee. And keeping the rest of the outfit casual, I'm sporting this Mid Wash Ripped Denim Jacket and my favorite Western Buckle Belt.

In outfit #2 (below), I've gone in the opposite direction in terms of color, wearing these very light grey Ruben Pull Ring Ankle Boot. The near-white color plus the metal ring detailing and flared chunky heel make this boot a head-turner. To make the color an even more striking one, I made sure not to wear more white, instead going with this black Pinky Swear Tee, these spunky peach Butterfly Sunglasses, a camel coat, and two-tone jeans.

I have to say, wearing these eye-catching boots is so fun, and pretty much a guaranteed confidence booster! Be sure to check out all the options that EGO has to offer -- you especially don't want to miss out on all of their sale styles which are as low as 13.99 right now. Happy shopping!

Outfit #2 Details

Boots // Tee // Coat (similar) // Jeans (similar) // Sunglasses // Phone Wallet-Case

 

Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

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3 Ways You Can Use A Fur Rug To Spice Up Your Apartment For The New Year

Happy New Year friends! If you're looking to spice things up in your apartment but not in a major way, I definitely suggest using a sheepskin rug/throw to mix things up! In today's post, I'll be using the Genuine Sheepskin Rug Single Pelt, by Super Area Rugs, to demonstrate the versatility of a fur rug..

 

1. Wake up to fur under your feet!

There's nothing worse then having to get out of bed and step onto a cold floor am I right? Well with a rug like the Genuine Sheepskin Rug Single Pelt, by Super Area Rugs, that won't be a problem. This piece is so incredibly soft and plush that waking up to those cold winter days won't seem so bad. Moreover, the rug doesn't easily slip, so you won't have to worry about any injuries. And of course, this type of rug also serves as a decorative piece!

 

2. Completely revamp the look of your couch.

It may technically be a "rug," but it can also be used as a throw! If you drape it over one of the armrests, you can completely change the look of your couch. Not to mention, it'll also make an itchy door-room couch (like this one) feel softer and therefore more comfortable to sit in!

 

3. Give that 'ol chair a makeover.

If you have an armchair that's stained or old, throwing a sheepskin pelt over it could be exactly what you need to rejuvenate it's appearance. For the purpose of this post, I took one of my dinning room table chairs and decorated it with my fur rug, which could also be a great option for when you have folks over and need more seating!

 

Hope this post helps inspire you to add a little flavor to your apartment this New Year!

 

Stylist, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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