Daily Dose of Design: Currently Craving: Early Holiday Favorites and Finds

Friday, November 3, 2017

Currently Craving: Early Holiday Favorites and Finds

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! November means the holiday season is soon beginning and the holiday shopping season is in full swing, as if you haven't seen all of the commercials already! This month's Currently Craving is sort of random - it has some entertaining finds that are great for this time of year, cozy fall favorites and some early Christmas wish list finds. I'll be kicking off my Holiday Gift Guide series next week and I am SO excited! Until then, here's some fun finds:

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1. 'Thankful' Serving Dish: this entire line is so pretty and the perfect set if you're entertaining for Thanksgiving. There's pitchers, dinnerware and matching silverware and it's all so affordable!

2. Plaid Blanket Scarf: I clearly have a thing for blanket scarves; this one is so festive and fun (if you couldn't tell, I'm in full holiday mode! ;) but it also comes in 7-8 different prints. So cozy, soft and doesn't itch!

3. Sapphire Earrings: my birthstone is sapphire, and I love love love sapphire jewelry. These are only $80 - they'd make for a great gift this season!

4. Teeth Whitening Pen: once I heard that this pen worked really well, I decided to try it and so far I'm loving it. I use it 2-3 times a week and it's easy to use, take on the go and is especially great if you have sensitive teeth; it doesn't burn or bother them one bit.

5. Tarte Eye Shadow Palette: this palette came out a few weeks ago, and I grabbed two at it's launch (one as a gift) because it was highly praised and I figured it'd sell out. It looked pretty online, but when it came in I was FLOORED at just how beautiful it is in person! The colors are stunning, so pigmented and if we're being honest, the palette smells SO good, ha! It's beautiful and worth every penny!

6. 'Friends' Central Perk Tumbler: if you're a Friends fanatic, you know why this tumbler is so iconic!! Grab one for you and all of your friends.

7. Jeweled Hoop Earrings: these beauties are a great statement earring for the holiday season from the colors to the style and they aren't super heavy like they look! That's one of my main concerns when shopping for earrings because my ears are so sensitive and can't handle heavy earrings.

8. Velvet Bow Flats: so, these are a bit of a splurge... But I mean look at them! If you're going to treat yourself to something fun, let it be these beauties. They also come in black and a bordeaux shade and they're worth the splurge. All of the heart eyes!

9. Monogram Cheese Board: since we're #adulting now, entertaining friends and family can get overwhelming but it is SO much fun. This cheese board is the prettiest marble and it'd be great to have to serve appetizers on, but I also see it being a great hostess gift! Each initial has a different colored stripe in the marble and they're a great price.

10. Hearth & Hand Throw Blanket: in the small chance you haven't heard about Chip and Joanna Gaines' new Target line, Hearth & Hand, it comes out THIS SUNDAY! I am so excited to get some of the holiday decor from this line, it's all so beautiful! This blanket is a part of the line and I love all of the detailing in it, and clearly can never turn down a cozy and cute blanket. ;) You can get a preview of the entire collection but can't buy until Sunday.

11. Frosted Aviator Sunglasses: I ended up regretting not buying these during the Nordstrom Sale this summer, but they're on sale again! To me, they're the perfect pair of sunglasses for the winter - something about the frosted lenses! I love the blush pink and at $33, they're a great buy!

12. Plaid SOREL Boots: these are a part of Oprah's favorite things this season, they're SO cute! SOREL has the best winter boots - they keep your toes warm but are great for a cold, snowy day. They'd be a really great gift!

13. Glitter Holiday Wine Tags: I mean, the cuteness of it all! I love giving my friends a bottle of their favorite wine(s) and these tags make gift giving sooo much more fun. The best part is you could totally tie them onto a regular present too!

What's caught your eye so far this season?


  1. Love your roundup, especially the blanket scarf! So necessary with the cold weather right now, I also love the colour combo you chose! Gorgeous!

  2. Number 6 and 13 together would be just my speed.

  3. I am currently in love with NAVY and those SHOES!!! I want to try the tooth whitening pen also.
    :) gwingal

  4. Ooooooh! I love sapphire as it’s my birthstone as well! I definitely need a monogrammed serving tray. I think I’ll make one this weekend.

  5. Love those blue flats! ❤️ Velvet!

    Prerana | Broadcloth

  6. That eyeshadow palette! 😍I absolutely love Tarte. I also love that thankful bladder and those plaid boots. So so cute!

  7. That Tarte palette is literally perfect! I love the tortoise shell print packaging!

  8. Thats a very well thought of round up, it has touched on every aspect! I am collaborating with Nordstrom as a digital stylist, let me know if you want those sorells and aviatore glasses sent to you.

  9. I want that Tarte Toasted palette! It looks amazing.

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  11. I loooooove blanket scarves! They're just so cozy and fashionable!

  12. I love the blanket scarf, especially since it doesn't look toooo heavy (sometimes unmanageable). Also, the Central Perk glass is awesome! How fun!

  13. That Tarte palette is on my wish list - it's so pretty! That "Thankful" serving dish is so cute!

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  14. omg those blue shoes! I was looking for a pair of cute mules and I think those might be it!
    Tori || Victori Media


  15. I might need to get the Tarte palette. Lol It looks so beautiful.

  16. Ooh I love tarte! That Palette looks amazing! There are so many great things on this list I need to go shopping now!

  17. I really NEED that Central Perk tumbler! I love that show! Totally treating myself lol

  18. I am all about household goods these days – that monogrammed cheeseboard is too cute!!

  19. Your Sorel boots are so pretty. They look like logging boots, but I know they are different. I am hopping they are super comfortable. By the way how much does these boots cost?

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