Daily Dose of Design: Currently Craving: November Needs

Friday, December 2, 2016

Currently Craving: November Needs

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It's finally the happiest and one of the best months of the year! I'm so excited for the holidays and we're getting so close, it's sort of crazy! This month's currently craving is filled with a ton of different things - things I bought throughout November, some things I found on sale during Cyber week and even a few things that are on my Christmas list. I'm also including a few more things that make for great gift ideas because I know I'm not the only one whose in full gift buying mode! This time of year, there's always so many amazing finds at a ton of stores - I included a couple of really cozy finds too ; )

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Winter Candy Apple Candle // Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody // VS Sweatpants // Rose Gold X Ring // Essie 'Very Cranberry' // Plaid Flannel Shorts // Travel Jewelry Roll // Cozy Slippers // Lace Back Cardigan // Makeup Bag // Hunter Boots // Max Factor Mascara // Blanket Scarf // Kendra Scott Druzy Bracelet

Winter Candy Apple Candle: this is the one candle I always, always stock up on! I look forward to it's release each and every year and once it's out in-store, I buy a TON. I think I'm really just worried that Bath and Body Works will one year (God forbid!) discontinue it, and I would lose my mind! A lot of the BBW scents change a bit each year but winter candy apple is one of the few that never changes. It's the best, and if you haven't smelled it - you don't know WHAT you're missing! I started burning a new scent called Hot Cocoa & Cream (and shared it on Instagram a few days ago) and it's surprisingly SO good. I tried to link to it, but it isn't available on the website yet. It isn't a scent I would think of liking, but when I was in the store a sales associate told me I had to smell it and it's actually amazing. It really smells like hot chocolate but doesn't have that fake, gross chocolate smell that some candles do.

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody: I'm a huge fan on these crossbody bags, and this red suede version is on my Christmas list! It's on sale right now and it's so perfect for the holiday season. These bags are so roomy and great for every day use - I love the variety of colors they have!

VS Sweatpants: if you're on the hunt for comfy lounge pants, you need these. I've been buying the VS boyfriend pants for years and they couldn't be more comfortable. I bought two pairs on Cyber Monday because they were on sale for $30! They're sort of like a micro-fleece and they're every bit of heaven that you hope for on a cold day!

Rose Gold X Ring: question - can one person ever have TOO many criss-cross rings?! I love the different sizes and shapes and Nadri is one of my favorite fashion jewelry brands.

Essie 'Very Cranberry': my new favorite by Essie! A few weeks ago, I rounded up 11 of my favorite polish shades for fall and winter and I wish I had seen this color then, because it would totally be on my list right now! It's more of a berry shade than red but it's the perfect mix.

Plaid Flannel Shorts: These are also super comfy and come in so many colors - they make for a great gift and they're usually on sale (right now they're $11!).

Travel Jewelry Roll: my biggest fear when traveling is losing my jewelry or it getting lost. I love these roll up packs for jewelry, it's so compact and takes up only a little bit of space in your suitcase! There's different pockets and it's sturdy and a perfect gift to give (and receive!) this Christmas.

Cozy Slippers: I got these in two patterns and for a few girl friends for Christmas on Black Friday! They were 50% off so they were about $16 and they're ridiculously cozy. I love all of the fun patterns - perfect stocking stuffer!

Lace Back Cardigan: well I found what I'm wearing on Christmas Eve! How pretty is the lace detailing on this?! The color is pure perfection. Best cardigan I've ever, ever bought! Add this to your shopping cart and thank me later ; )

Makeup Bag: I bought this last week when I ran to the mall one late afternoon to get my phone fixed (only my second cracked screen ever...) and did some impromptu shopping. It's now my favorite makeup bag and I bought the matching brush set on Black Friday. The design is *so* pretty and it's limited edition so grab these while you can!

Hunter Boots: another Cyber Monday find! These were 40% off when I bought them and they just came in. I haven't seen or had a pair of the short Hunters but I LOVE them. They're super different than the tall version and in my opinion they fit a lot better too.

Max Factor Mascara: Max Factor sent me this mascara a few months ago and with all of the different mascaras I try out, I hadn't tried this one till recently. For the past few days, I've noticed a huge difference in my lashes... It's likely you've heard me talk about my lash issues before (they do NOT stay curled no matter what!) but by the end of the day after using this mascara, my lashes still look like they do when I apply my makeup in the morning. It's sort of amazing and this is now my favorite mascara EVER!

Blanket Scarf: another question - is there such thing as too many blanket scarves?? They've become something I feel like I collect with how many I buy - but they're so cozy and the most perfect cold weather essential you could ever have. The super big ones can double as a shall too and I just can't stop buying them! This one's on major sale right now and you'll never believe just how soft this one is.

Kendra Scott Druzy Bracelet: I got the matching earrings to this bracelet for my birthday and I love Kendra's new druzy line. This bracelet is so sparkly and pretty and it's on my Christmas list!

ICYMI: Currently Cravings from the past three months:
Currently Craving: October Obsessions // Currently Craving: September Swoons // Currently Craving: August Favorites 

What's on your favorites list from November?



  1. I think that bracelet just made my Christmas list. It's so pretty!

  2. Great list love! I want a pair of hunter boots and I have the crossbody bag on my Christmas list!

  3. I love that lace back Cardigan!! That is beautiful! I can't wait to get that! If I don't get it for christmas I will be buying that myself!

  4. I recently reviewed the Max Factor Mascara and loved it. So happy the brand is back. Loving all your other picks as well, especially the rose gold ring.

  5. LOVE the boots. They are so fun.

  6. These are all such cute picks! Loving those short Hunters!


  7. I love boots; I can wear them in summers too. and they look awesome when you ride a sturdy bike.

  8. I love all the cranberry items you've picked out. I'd love that Rebecca Minkoff purse as well as the Kendra Scott bracelet.

  9. That Rebecca Minkoff bag in the emerald green color is on my wish list!

  10. Love that red RM bag! so trendy. xo, sharon


  11. That blanket scarf is gorgeous! it just made my christmas list!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  12. Digging all the cozy picks! Today is also the mega Bath & Body Works in-store candle sale. Will have to check our your fave scent!
    xo Chelsea

  13. The criss cross ring is so cute and the Essie polish is the perfect color for the holidays!

  14. Love those shorts & that ring!


  15. I have the tall pair of Hunter boots and they are definitely a must-have!


  16. those all look like must haves for the season! I am thinking the slippers and the sweat pants seem like my go-to lately!

  17. Hunter boots are one of the best invests I have made!

  18. I love all of your November picks, and that burgundy seems to be a consistent theme! It's my favorite color for fall :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  19. Great list! I'm currently craving Naked palette but Urban Decay. Hoping I find it under the tree ;)

  20. I don't get enough rain to invest in a nice pair of boots like the ones on your list but I wish I did.

  21. Oh! Loving the burgundy top! I really love the colors of the winter! These are all pretty awesome items though.

  22. What great list! It rains here 87% of the year so hunters are a must!

  23. Those VS boyfriend pants and Gap slippers are adorable! I've been on a pajama buying kick recently :)

    x Sarah

  24. I could use some new rain boots. Mine are getting old. I really love that bracelet too. So pretty.

  25. Loving all of your picks! Hunter boots were on my November favorites list as well :) They're the best! I got them super on sale with Black Friday sales.

  26. I'll take one of each, please!

    Diary of a Debutante

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