December 8, 2016

Holiday Beauty Products To Buy Now

Julie Leah Blog // Holiday Beauty Products To Buy Now

There's something about the holidays (and NYE especially) that makes me want to pull out all the sparkly, glittery products I have. I'm usually not one to gravitate to those items, but this time of year just makes me want to go for it. I'm not even heavy-handed with my everyday highlighter - and sometimes I skip it altogether. But I just can't help for special holiday events, doing a little something extra. You know, that extra that takes your outfit from winter to holiday. I desperately want to do some beauty looks and tutorials on here for you all, but I haven't figured out the right set-up for taking photos. That's probably one of the most requested posts from you guys - beauty and hair tutorials. I promise I'll figure it out!

Below I've rounded up some not-so-subtle products featuring the prettiest sparkle, glitter and shimmer I could find! And a few of them are just for a little extra pop. You can view all of my holiday posts by clicking the pink holiday graphic over on my sidebar, too. There's still lots of holiday cheer to come!

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Holiday Beauty Products

December 7, 2016

Holiday Happenings: What To Wear To A 'Favorite Things' Party

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog



I'm excited to kick off my holiday style series today with this little look right here. I've been doing this series for several years and always enjoy putting looks together and collaborating with brands to bring you some holiday style inspiration. Today's look is really for any friends gathering or gift exchange party that you may go to during the holidays - but I've always wanted to do one of those "Favorite Things" parties so that's what I went with! I've also included a gift guide of my own favorite things that I think would be perfect to take to one of those parties.

It's funny how back in October I thought I had all the time in the world for holiday events and planning and daydreaming, and now, here we are. And if I'm being completely honest, I haven't really even made a dent in my shopping list - #threeweeksandcounting. Thanks for stopping by today, y'all! As always, you can follow along on snapchat and instagram for lots more holiday cheer!


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Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

Holiday Style Inspiration // Julie Leah Blog

OUTFIT DETAILS
Jeggings, gifted NO NONSENSE (I love their leggings and tights!) -- Sweater, FOREVER 21
Vest, BOUTIQUE (similar) -- Bag, VERA BRADLEY -- Bangles, KENDRA SCOTT (on sale!)
Arrowhead necklace, gifted BELLE: A SIGNATURE COLLECTION

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The whole idea of a "Favorite Things" party is to share something you absolutely love with a few of your girlfriends. So, depending on how many of you there are, the price range is going to vary. Even though I've never hosted one of these, my suggestion would be to keep the guest list fairly small so you could splurge a little on a nicer item to gift. But there are always tons of options if the party must be budget-friendly! Have any of you ever hosted or been to a "Favorite Things" party? Tell me about it!


Gift Ideas for FAVORITE THINGS PARTY
1. STARBUCKS GIFT CARD (always a win!) -- 2. CUTE PHONE CASE 
10. EVERYONE LOVES DOG ORNAMENTS -- 11. QUIRKY ORNAMENTS
12. COZY SOCKS -- 13. TRAVEL PERFUME SET OF YOUR FAVORITE SCENT





December 5, 2016

Monthly Muse: DECEMBER









Happy December and happy holidays, friends! Can you believe that Christmas is three weeks away?! Holy cow, where has this year gone? I always get really excited to put together my Monthly Muse post for December because it gets me in the holiday spirit (more than I already am), and these posts are some of my favorites to do. There's so much inspiration when you look for it and put it together in a way that has your voice.

This past weekend was a slow and steady one. I got to spend some time on Sunday with my girls from My Kind of Lovely at a trunk show they hosted in Bristol. I have some fun posts coming soon with them! And I wandered around my little town scouting out spots to take blog pictures (just wait!) and snapping photos of all the holiday cheer.

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INSPIRATION