Holiday Gifts - Last Minute Dash




"Dashing Through the Snow, Internet or Mall"






The holiday hysteria is reaching a frenzy.  To be noted, many items are selling out fast in-store and online orders are getting bombarded with the frenetic shopping insanity.  Yet, if ordered now online the gift will be received promptly and on time.  In fact, department stores are indeed low on stock whereas online is plentiful.  If off to the mall be prepared with the following spending excursion tips.   Or just enjoy the click of a finger and have the gift arrive on the doorstep promptly before the holiday is here. 

Five Shopping Tips

  • Create a detailed list.  
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be on a mission when heading to local department store or mall. 
  • Stick to a budget.  
  • Treat yourself with a latte or something on the way in to the chaos. Don't stress, smile and be upbeat with the holiday spirit.
  • Have fun! Chat with the sale person.  See friends, marvel at decorations, enjoy the music and hustle and bustle. 




More Holiday Gifts

Let it Snow - Mmmm - Or Rather Let's Go Online Shopping


Basics Please!







I.  Choose Basic Pull Over Sweaters:  Avoid buying outrageous and over the top sweaters with patterns and lots of colors.  Instead opt for black, brown, grey, navy, cream or a red sweater this holiday season. Keep it simple, classic and elegant. 



J.Crew Hawthorne Cable Knit Pom Pom Sweater


**Comes in Red, Cream and Navy.   Red is perfect for the Holiday Season. 





Halogen Crewneck Lightweight Cashmere Sweater



**Recommend Red Barberry, Purple Luxe, Black and Navy Peacoat.  Currently - on sale. 



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Work Out Gear? Just Do it! 






II. Anything Nike:  Snap up a pair of Nike pants for working out, running or to wear underneath a tennis skirt. 





Nike 'Power Legendary' High Rise Tights



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Dress for All Occasions!








III.  The Wrap Dress:  Every woman needs a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress.  This number can be worn to all events, day and night.  It is a versatile piece and worth every penny.   A timeless addition to a wardrobe.  Wear with pumps, boots, tights and nylons for instant style and perfection. 





Diane von Furstenberg 'New Jeanne Two' Print Silk Wrap Dress





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"It" Handbag





Kate Hudson - Le Divorce (2003)



IV. Must Own Handbag:  A timeless satchel handbag is imperative in a woman's closet.  Cannot go wrong with this Kate Spade piece.   Perfect for a night out, evening affair or daily activities.   Hard to find in-store.  Order online today! 






kate spade new york 'cedar street maise' leather satchel


**Recommend black for everyday.  It is the "Little Black Handbag".  Not in-store. Sold out only online!!! 



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Gorgeous Leather Gloves








V. Leather Gloves:  It is imperative to own a pair of magnificent black leather gloves that keep the hands warm and the look elegant.  




Tech


Fownes Brothers 'Basic Tech' Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves


**Run very small.  Order one whole size up.  Also - order online! Hard to find in-store.   Recommend Black. 


Fownes Brothers Stitched Leather Gloves



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Stockings!! 








Long Eyelashes


I.  Magnificent Mascara:  Mac mascara is top notch.  Love this mascara.   Doesn't clump and makes lashes look long and lush. 



MAC 'Extended Play Gigiblack' Lash Mascara





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Lush Lipstick







II.  Lips, Lips, Lips:  Clinique lipstick is essential for a woman on the go.   This shade is perfection.  It is a subtle mix of pink and red.  Thus, works well on almost every fashion plate.


Shape of Lipstick Tube


All Heart - Cross between Pink & Red


Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick - All Heart



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It's in the Hands! 








III. Winterize Hands:  The winter cold is in full swing.  Thus, it is imperative to have the best hand salve on the market to make hands silky smooth.  Kiehl's hits the mark.



Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultimate Strength Hand Salve


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For Men's Eyes Only







IV.  MOLTON BROWN:  Looking for the perfect stocking filler for a man?  Look no more.  MOLTON BROWN Re-Charge Black Pepper is the essential body wash.





MOLTON BROWN London Re-Charge Black Pepper Essentials (Limited Edition) $52 Value



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Make an Entrance!!!


V. Flowerbomb:  Definitely a must for the young and old.  This Viktor&Rolf fragrance is memorable, exotic and filled with the essence of flowers. 



Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray




Get ready, get set and click away.  The last few days of shopping madness is upon the land.  Have fun, enjoy and partake in the festivities. The holiday decorations, music and high energy brings happiness, connection and love to all.   It is the spirit of the holiday and the joy of giving that makes every minute worthwhile.  



Happy Shopping! 

Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style





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