When do you ladies start planning your holiday shopping? For me it always seems like September through end of December is the craziest months of the year.

I can hear you say I am stating the obvious but it is not just because of all the holidays. I admit the holidays bring more events, and parties,however these four months are also a time period my husband gets extra busy at work, and kids have a lot of off days.



 I love filling those non- school days up with quality activities we can share which requires extra planning on my part. On top of everything, my oldest daughter’s birthday is in November ( as well as mine ) when we have a tradition to get away for a couple days, or have my parents visit.

Personally I need to start my holiday shopping early, and plan well. Starting this week, I am putting together gift guides every week of the holiday season to hopefully give you inspiration, and ideas. I’ll try to share the best sales, and find both affordable & luxury pieces in many categories. My wish is that these will be helpful in your gift shopping, and planning as they do with mine.

From the above list I already have the Kut from the Cloth jacket, and let me tell you it is amazing. ( see for yourself- I got it in this Stitch Fix) These guides will also be great for me because luckily my husband checks out my posts once in a while, and I am hoping to put some ideas in his head for potential birthday, and Christmas gifts. 🙂 If you are reading this love, I really want the open toe booties. <3

Some Lovely of the Sales of the Week 

Blue Fly Extra 20% off Code: FAMILY

Piperlime Get 20% off Code: ACTFAST ends 10/22

Share with me how you organize your holiday shopping? Also please let me know if there are any particular gift guides you would like to see.

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Happy shopping, and have a wonderful Wednesday! XOXO,


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  • Ada

    These are all perfect picks for not just the Holidays but throughout Winter. I need/want #s 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 & 9.

    So nice catching up with you, Elif.

    I also wanted to let you know that starting today until Oct 31st I m doing a link-up each day on the blog. I will be wearing something Pink for 10 days, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. You are welcome to join me if you wear something Pink. Thanks again.

    Happy Hump Day! Ada. =)

    • Great chatting with you always Ada! I am so glad you liked the choices. I have number 5, and a couple of my hats are so similar to the hat here. All fab for the season you are right! Happy new week lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • Really cool gift ideas. I so want 8 for myself though. That shoes is just to good looking to give away lol j/k

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

    • Yup that’s my idea too haha- holding onto those shoes :)) XOXO, Elif

  • Number one and four are four-midable.
    I love puns… ;))

    Greeting to you Elif and
    Lots of Love
    Verena Fiona | London, Paris, Milan, bla… |

    • Thx for stopping by lovely, love your pun, and that hat is fab!! 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • I am obsessed with Deborah Lippman nail polish (: Especially the sparkly ones!

    – Deniz

    • Deborah Lippman polish is amazing I totally agree- need sparkles for the parties 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • I have been eyeing that hat forever! I might need to send your gift guide to my husband as a hint! Ha! Great finds…I haven’t even started my shopping…I am always racing in December.

    • I feel like I am always racing in life Shanna haha trying my best to be organized this year. Some of it is for the hubby to be inspired- give it a try sometimes it works, and sometimes they are not even aware you are giving hints LOL. Happy new week dear, XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Love these ideas. I need to put #5 on my wish list (I requested it from Stitch Fix, but they were out of stock)! I’d love your thoughts on a gift guide for *small* gifts- teacher’s gifts, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Thanks for the ideas! 🙂

    • You know how much I love my #5 Cheryl, it is so fab. I keep finding myself reach for it for over dresses, and jeans. My current favorite. Thank you too for the gift guide ideas, look out for them in the coming weeks ( I think you already saw the hostess gifts 🙂 Happy new week lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • I love all of these gift ideas (especially for myself :))! The Kut from the Kloth jacket is gorgeous!


    • Haha Jill exactly- I would be happy with all these myself for sure. That jacket is so good! XOXO, Elif

  • Great gift guide! Accessories are my fav things to give as gifts! Love the floppy hat! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

    • Thx for stopping by Jyoti. I agree accessories are a great gift to give or receive. Happy new week, XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel&Eda

    These items are super good ideas, all are must loves for the holiday season. I wouldn’t complain if I got any of those. I always love to shop, but it is even more fun to shop with pals and my shopping buddy. You’ll know who.

    • Haha yes and I think you need to go shopping with your shopping body ASAP. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • OMG I can’t believe the holidays are around the corner! Thanks for the heads up and the great selection you made for us!! Thanks for leading me to your awesome blog via your sweet comment in mine!!


    • Thanks for visiting Rebecca. I was happy to discover you as well! Holidays are coming up so fast. Can’t believe Halloween is already over. Time just flies. 🙂 Have a great new week, XOXO, Elif

  • Great selections. I want #2 & #3 for me. 🙂 But #7 would be great for one of my girlfriends. I love Christmas shopping in December (okay, really I love shopping all year long) but if I see something earlier that is perfect for someone I will buy it and stash it away. Visiting from Sharefest. Have a great weekend.

  • Absolutely love all of these choices! What great picks! Dying over 4,5, and 9.

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