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    Holiday Style with Gap & Kendra Scott

    Well hello loves & Happy Monday –

    So I told y’all some more Holiday looks were coming and today I am delivering several.  I have teamed up with Gap at SouthPark Mall, Kendra Scott, and some of my local blogger babes (Lauren Schwaiger from the Lauren Schwaiger Blog, Anna De Leon from PepperedinStyle, Alyssa Puckett from A Hint of Hazel Blog, and an amazing local photographer, Deeana Kourtney to bring y’all some fun & stylish Holiday looks!

    This particular post is slightly longer than my typical post, but we had so much fun during this shoot and I hope that y’all really enjoy the pics, our different styles, and that you walk away with at least one new idea for your own Holiday looks!

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    Let’s. Talk. Fur. Coats. (did anyone see that Levi’s Woke Skit on SNL – let’s. talk. pockets.? I LOLed) . Anyway, this fur coat is so so amazing.  It is incredibly soft & comes in this black color as well as a light rose color.

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    These Kendra Scott Allie Statement Earrings are every.thing.  They can obvi be worn with something similar to what I have on here, but they would also look amaze with a cocktail dress for any Holiday or even New Years party!  I chose the gold pair because I just think gold is the most versatile and is so classic.  These earrings also come in different colors and can even be made & designed by you with the Color Bar at Kendra Scott!

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    I have been in love with this Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring (on my left hand, but right side facing us in the pic) forever now and it goes great with almost any Holiday look.  It also comes in a few different colors!  I also love the simplicity of the Glenna Gold Cocktail Ring (on my right hand, left facing us in the pic), it makes it V versatile, which y’all know I am all about.

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    Everybody knows that the perfect pop of red can make almost anything more “Holiday-ish” and this was exactly the look we’re going for this Holiday season and guess what y’all?  Gap delivers.  They have seriously the best pops of red and other bright Holiday colors!  If you’re looking to up your Holiday style game, give Gap a try. Their outwear, accessories, and everyday pieces are so amazing and no matter your style, I bet you can find something for almost everyone on your Christmas list (including a little treat for yourself, hehe).

    If you didn’t know, now you know ladies, that you can take your Gap styled-looks up a notch and pair them with some K.Scott jewels!  Oh and ps – K.Scott pieces as gifts never hurt no.body.!

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    I am so blessed to have had the opportunity this year to do this fun Holiday photoshoot with such amazing ladies!  Lauren, Anna, & Alyssa – y’all are the bomb and I am so blessed to be able to call such amazing influencers my friends.  DK – your photog skills are on fleek and we love you & thank you for shooting these for us!

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    Now for some Holiday Questions (answered from left to right):

    1 – What is your favorite Holiday tradition?

    LaurenWe are all about Christmas Eve in my family. My whole life, my parents have always gone all out for Christmas Eve…beautiful sit down dinner, all the homemade Christmas cookies you can imagine, as I’ve gotten older Midnight Mass has moved to earlier in the day, we open all our gifts on Christmas Eve and the evening goes on for hours on end (with wine, lots of wine) and I wouldn’t change it for the world. #FamilyIsEverything 

    ErikaEver since my sister & I were younger, our parents have always given us PJs on Christmas eve.  My favorite thing is we still do this on Christmas Eve and it has grown as my sister and brother-in-law have continued to do this with my niece and nephew. I can’t wait to do the same with my family one day!

    AnnaOur holidays vary slightly with each year but we always make some Dominican foods that are traditional during the holidays. I’ve enjoyed the Elf on the Shelf for the past few years but my favorite part is watching the kids open their presents on Christmas morning.

    Alyssa Spending time with my family and playing fun Christmas games together!

    2 – Favorite Christmas Movie(s)?

    Lauren: I can’t pick just one!! Home Alone, The Holiday, The Grinch (with Jim Carrey). Pretty sure I’ve watched each of these a million times!

    Erika: Such a hard one! My top 3 are Home Alone (tie between 1 & 2), The Holiday, and Christmas Vacation.
    AnnaNational Lampoons Christmas Vacation hands down. I’ve watched it every year since it came out.
    Alyssa: Home Alone, Elf, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    3 – Favorite Christmas Song(s)?

    LaurenI adore Christmas Songs and start listening to them way too early in the season! Lol If I had to choose just 3, these would be my absolute favorites: Last Christmas by George Michael. Happy Xmas by John Lennon. They Prayer by Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli.

    ErikaAny by Trans Siberian Orchestra, duh. All I Want for Christmas is You (#basic) & O Holy Night by Mariah Carey, Charlie Brown Christmas jams, Happy XMas by John Lennon.

    AnnaI love most Christmas songs but Latin Christmas songs make my holidays feel more like Christmas to me. 

    AlyssaI like listening to Michael Buble Christmas Radio on Pandora.

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    Hope y’all enjoyed this post – leave a comment below or on my latest IG post to let me know your thoughts!  Have a great Monday!

     

    Xo,

    Erika

     

    Cozy Gift Guide

    Happy Wednesday!

    So if you saw my Instagram post last night, you know that I am now on LIKEtoKNOW.it.  I am V excited about this new chapter for my brand and for myself + I’m so happy that y’all can continue to follow along with me on my journey and shop my outfits, makeup, lifestyle necessities, etc. in the meantime! I am totally that girl who can’t wait to learn new things and apply them anyway I can so that new opportunities come my way.  Honestly this is something I’ve been working towards and I couldn’t be more pumped about it!  This is another step that I couldn’t have accomplished without you, my amazing followers and I cannot thank you enough!! ♥

    SO if you are unsure about what LIKEtoKNOW.it is, it’s a way that you can shop the pictures of your favorite influencers via Instagram and then links through blog posts.  There are a couple ways you can shop my looks via LIKEtoKNOW.it:

    1 – You can download the LIKEtoKNOW.it APP & screenshot my pics I post on Instagram and it will archive them for you in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app so that you can go shop everything in that photo that is linked for you.

    2 – You can ‘like’ my pictures to shop the product details from the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and you will also receive a shoppable email to your Inbox when you ‘like’ the photo.

    – Follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app (@tayloringstyle) and never miss a chance to see or shop my posts!

    Moving onto the Cozy Gift Guide..

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    Per y’alls request, I have some gift guides stacked up for y’all.  I am in the process of updating my “Gift Guides” tab under the Holiday tab on my blog, but for now you can definitely shop this one for the cozy lovers in your life and I’ll let y’all know as soon as my others are updated.

    Three takeaways from this post (I am big on counting today clearly):

    1- Never give up.  Ever.  Persistence and patience can get you almost anywhere and then keep you there as long as you want to stay.

    2- Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app & follow me 🙂 #shamelessplug.

    3- Treat yo’sef or someone you love to a cozy gift above!

    Xo,

    Erika

     

    Holiday Love

    No matter your relationship status: dating, single, married, “it’s complicated”, etc. this post can apply to you.  As we learned from Love Actually (which actually was taken off Netflix & I still don’t understand why) and The Holiday, there are many kinds of love.  Everyone’s relationships are different.  The way we all give and receive love differs in every person and every relationship and hey, that’s what keeps life interesting.  If you’re having a Cindy Lou-Who moment this Holiday season and you’re looking for meaning in this time of year, first look at yourself and the relationships in your life.

    Here’s what I mean –

    If you’re in a somewhat new relationship, but there isn’t yet a title, heck what do you have to lose?  If you want to totes DTR, then go for it.  You have to speak up.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with women asking for a little clarity.  We deserve it.  Now you don’t have to go at it all desperate, I mean for all he knows, you’ve been seeing other people so don’t let this chip away at your confidence.  Don’t be scared.  If he can’t commit and that’s what you want, you know deep down whether to walk away because you deserve more and he isn’t who you should be with at the moment or you may have a great feeling about him y’all may have great communication so you’re okay with being patient.  Either way, there is no right or wrong answer.  It’s all up to you. 

    Now, if you’ve been in a relationship for a while & you’re questioning the whole sitch, now is the time to let go.  I bet some would argue and say “the Holidays ohhh the Holidays, you don’t want to be alone”.  Yea, you don’t want to be alone, but would you rather feel great and spend time with family and friends or be unhappy during this cheerful and opportune time to be so giving with your time and yourself?  If he’s a jerk, don’t. waste. your time, money, & energy on him just to break up with him “after the Holidays”.  Jk, sort of.  But really, if you’re over it or not feeling it, you have to do what’s right for you.  So just do it and you both will be fine.  Something greater will come along.

    Although I’ve never been married – here is my simple, totally inexperienced advice – do something special for your spouse this Holiday season.  Make them a gift or have a gift handmade to represent something in your relationship.  Gift each other with an experience.  Be creativeYo Men – y’all don’t have the best rep right now with everything going on with these creeps in Hollywood & our own government, so I mean help step up the game.  Show your wives, daughters, friends and single women of the world that there is hope.  No but really, the ladies in your life would appreciate this and they deserve it!  I mean reallllly giving you a nice hint here, you can thank me later.  You’re welcome.

    Onto a favorite look of mine recently with these warmer temps down here in NC.

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    Although this post was a bit different than my typical ones, I hope y’all enjoyed it/learned something/learned something to share with someone/were inspired/can just spread some love this Holiday season.

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    Enjoy the rest of your Friday!

    Xo,
    Erika

    Holiday Accessories

    Hello loves!

    Can you believe in one day it will be December?!  That will mean just 24 days ’til Christmas.  So crazy, but so so exciting!  With the Holiday & Christmas season comes picking out Holiday looks and what goes with these looks?  Accessories.  The perfect Holiday accessories!

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    I am loving these earrings from J.Crew (they also come in a green color).  They can be put with a sweater & jeans for a more casual, shopping day look OR put with a black or red velvet dress and some black heels for a Holiday party!

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    All of the accessories below would be perfect for a casual gift-exchange or a fancier Holiday party/dinner!  Tag me in your Instagram pics and stories (@tayloringstyle) if you purchase any of the below!  I’d love to see how y’all style them!

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    Have a great Thursday!
    Xo,
    Erika

    Cyber Monday Picks

    Hi & welcome to the happiest Monday of all, Cyber Monday!

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    Has anyone ever been more excited for a Monday?!  I would bet a strong no on that one.

    So if you saw my IG story earlier today, you know that I am super bummed that I can’t shop any Cyber Monday sales because my bank account was hacked/fraud was committed on Friday (insert eye-rolling emoji).  Apparently when this happens, you can’t make any online purchase.  I mean come on fraud peopel of the world, that’s just rude and SO inconvenient; however, I am grateful that the bank does this to keep my account safe momentarily.  I get it, it could be way worse and this is a #firstworldprob, but still I work my butt off so yea it’s a little annoying and I’m extra sour about it because it’s Cyber Monday.  BUT moving on – even though I can’t enjoy the sales, I’ve still rounded up the best for Y’ALL to enjoy and I will live vicariously through your purchase so please share your deals in the comments for all of us (aka me) to read!

    Today I am sharing with you some of my favorites that are on sale – I will update you as best I can throughout the day on here as well as on my Instagram & SnapChat stories so make sure you are following me on there as well – tayloringstyle is the username on both of those!

    Target – So many deals + save $25 when you spend $75 on Holiday decor:

    Wayfair: Up to 80% off

    Urban Outfitters

     More to come tomorrow and throughout the week as the sales go on!
    Xo,
    Erika

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