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Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve always been a firm believer of supporting local businesses. Since I started blogging, I’ve connected with some incredible small business owners who were kind enough to help me when literally no one read my blog. While some of them are located across the country, it’s about time I showcase them all. After all, everything’s local online, right?  I’ve linked them all, so be sure to stop by and say Natasha sent you!

Crafts By Corey: I’ve known Corey since elementary school; when I found out he started building, I was so excited to purchase pieces! This would be ideal for Orange County area readers looking for desks, chairs, headboards, etc. His prices are affordable, and his products are beautiful.

Owl Be Sweatin’: My favorite hard working ladies, Mallory and KC, are firm believers in girl power, fitness, and giving back. Their headbands are non-slip, comfortable, and super cute. You can use code “underthesticks15” for 15% off, too.

Pacific Coast Apparel: Located in one of my favorite cities ever, this Encinitas-based company whips out great hats and apparel. Sun protection while repping Southern California? Yep, count me in.

Reclaimed Sonoma: If you’re in the NorCal area, visit Darren at Reclaimed Sonoma. His work is breathtaking.

Shop Josie B: The Original Bye Felicia Door Mat started here, so you know it’s gonna be good. Josie makes adorable door mats by hand, and while she has an abundance of existing designs, she can personalize one for you, too.


**I have not been compensated for any of this, but stand by all the featured products. :)




NYFW Favorites for Less

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Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, leaving my closet begging for new seasonal additions. While many of us fashionistas aren’t able to afford the high-end luxury brands, it’s important to realize there are so many alternatives out there that you can afford. I love using the inspiration I see at NYFW to bring new pieces to my wardrobe that won’t make too large of a dent on my paycheck! Here are some of my favorite finds & where to get them for less!


 If your LBD needs a little extra bling, sequins are a great way to catch a little extra light. 

Luxury: HUGO BOSS (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: French Connection Angelfire Sparkle Fitted Dress $290 (JohnLewis.Com)


Looks like clogs are making a come back. Choose neutral shades such as beige and taupe for ease when matching. 

Luxury: DEREK LAM (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Funkis Leather Clogs $120 (Net a Porter)


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 Fitted capris are a must-have for every office setting. Grey is a great alternative to black and can be paired with floral, stripes, or geometric shapes.

Luxury: MICHAEL KORS (Photo: GettyImages)

Less: Apt. 9 Modern Fit Tapered Ankle Pants in Light Taupe $32.99 (Kohl’s)


White dresses aren’t just for your wedding day. Embellishment such as beading and embroidery bring class and character to your entire outfit.

Luxury: NARCISO RODRIGUEZ (Photo: ImaxTree)
Less: Tahari Beaded Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress $59.97 (Nordstrom Rack)


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Mesh skirts let you show off some leg without a slit or high cut. 

Luxury: PROENZA SCHOULER (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Lucy Paris Pencil Skirt-Fishnet $58 (Bloomingdale’s)


Over-sized sweaters are good, but they’re best when decorated with fun prints like skulls.

Luxury: TOMMY HILFIGER (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Get a Head Sweater $44.99 (ModCloth)


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Gingham could be found all over the runways this year, and for a good reason, too. It’s fun, bright, and reminds many of us of Brigitte Bardot’s wedding dress. 

Luxury: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Mango Gingham Check Shirt $49.99 (Mango)


Why settle for studs, when you can have swirls? Dress up your ears with odd shapes to bring a fun twist to life.

Luxury: TORY BURCH (Photo: ImaxTree)

Less: Rose Gold Tone Swirl Button Earring (Lord & Taylor)

What was your favorite outfit at NYFW? Let me know below!