Holiday Gift Guide for Him- Under $50

“Tis the Season to be Jolly.”

With holiday shopping in full swing, we can’t forget about all the guys in our lives. Here are some great gift ideas that they are bound to show off to their friends because lets be honest guys love gifts too !

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  1. GOT Bedroom Night Light
  2. Banana Republic Woll Boarder Stripe Scarf
  3. Kenneth Cole Reaction Laptop Case
  4. Men’s Marvel Groot Pajama Set
  5. Canvas Travel Kit by Original Penguin
  6. Spa Life All Natural Spa Gift Set
  7. Ugg Classic Sherpa Throw Blanket
  8. Soft-Washed Crew-Neck Tee
  9. Men’s Wood Valet Box
  10. Men’s Harry Potter 12 Days Socks

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Happy Holidays and Tis the Season for Giving !

~Iced Tea and Top Knots

Father’s Day Time: Gifts, Food and Activities

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

My dad is a constant provider and protecter, but also is always one to make me continusously laugh, which has made me the best life I would ever ask for. He also made me a Chicago sports fan, which makes it the cherry on top to my life. So with Father’s Day  just around the corner what do I get my dad who has done above and beyond for me? I came up with a handful of ideas that I hope helps inspire y’all when shopping for all the fathers in your life.

Gifts for Dad:

Apple Watch Nike+ or Linsay Executive Smart Watch from Target, which are both perfect for the tech savy Dad on the go.

Personalized Cuff Links from Etsy shop, Bottom of the 9th for the style savvy dad in your life.

Chicago Cubs 2016 Game Used Baseball Cufflinks

This Billy Kirk weekender duffle from JCREW is perfect for the traveling loving dad who loves to explore.

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Beer Making Kit from Northern Brewer paired with the Chillsner from Corkcicle to keep that homemade beer nice and cold for the dad who loves craft beer.

Amazon Fire Stick for the dad whose a television and movie loving kind of guy.

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An awesome book like these by David Ortiz’s “Papi My Story” or David Ross’ “Teammate”, both which can be found at Barnes & Noble for the dad who is your avid book worm.

For the dad who loves to get pampered, pick up a gift certificate at Hammer & Nails, which has locations in CA, FL and TX.

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Activities: 

Dinner at RPM Italian in Chicago, IL

Tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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BBQ and Backyard Games at home ( backyard games can be found at Target and Walmart )

Fishing ( for all your fishing needs head on over to Bass Pro Shops)Fishing at sunset on the Donegal coast (© John Rafferty Photography)

Beer Tasting in a town near you (Check out Trip Advisor for places from LA to SF to Chicago to Portland to NYC and even Montana )beer tasting

A day alone in the man cave

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Golf’s US Open

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Wishing all you dads out there an amazing Father’s Day !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all doing this Father’s Day to celebrate the dads in your life? I of course am celebrating by seeing a baseball game with my whole fam 🙂

In Partnership with Cube Appeal : On the Go Must Haves For Your Purse

The struggle to not overload one’s purse with knick knacks for fear of needing is very much an everyday thing. So I thought to help you all out and myself breakdown the essentials to have a lighter purse for everyday while also not feeling like anything was forgotten.

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Now where to start? We are always on the go and need something to always keep us connected to work, family and friends, which is our phones ( also in the purse). To keep this going, we need the first essential of a portable battery charger. A portable charger allows you to stay connected while also being able to be on the go. It is an essential that will allow you to relax knowing you won’t lose that connection. I prefer this one at the moment by iFrogz (love the pop of pink; not pictured do to that my phone was charging 😉 ), but Target and other retailers have all kinds to fulfill your needs of portable charging.

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We got the charge covered now to a bit of sparkle. When on the go a lot, there may not be time to stop and get a manicure, which can be a bummer. Fear not, I have the perfect mani essentials for your purse. This mini set & polish remover by Dazzle Dry (dries in 5 minutes and appears like gel polish), cuticle cream by Lush (smells great too) and a mini mani kit like this one I have (similiar ones can be found at TJ Maxx, Target and any beauty store) . What makes them all great go must haves to throw in the purse is they are a perfect size to not overload your favorite on the go purse.

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Playing off beauty essentials, lip care is always on my mind. My go to product to keep my lips shiny and moisturized has always been rosebud salve since high school. It is a size that is purse perfect that can be found at Sephora or Urban Outfitters, so always a big yes,please !!

The next few on the go essentials for me are a great group because they bring the zen to my purse and on the go routine so I hope they do for you all. It is a pocket notepad and pen to write when inspired like these form Sidecca and Paper Source paired with my favorite Chanel sunnies and my headphones to rock out to music while writing. Everyone’s zen musts are different so hope these help inspire yours.

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When on the go be sure to take a few moments to stop and focus on yourself and check in to make sure all is good 🙂 Whether it is meditating in the sunshine or reading a great fashion magazine like Glamour or Cosmo (both musts for me) .

Okay, back to the must haves! The first is almonds (like these great ones from Trader Joe’s), which are a healthy pick me up snacks that I need to pack on a more regular basis. The second /final one is a set of business cards (mine are from Etsy that are carried in a metallic case from Container Store by Poppin). They are a must because you never know who you will run into. Having both almonds and business cards have come in handy (thanks to all who suggested having both).

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Now that my on the go essentials are all in my go to Madison West Bag, it is time to hit the ground running !

Be sure to share your on the go essentials by tagging @CubeAppeal and @livelaughstyle and use the #CubeAppealOntheGo .

~Kerry Miller of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Also love adding in fun inspirational cards to keep going like these from Smitten on Paper 🙂 and don’t forget this can’t miss deal on Cube Appeal for their meeting notebook  that is great for keeping you prepared and organized, which can be seen on Instagram !

Fabulous Co Worker Gift Ideas for the Office Christmas Party in Partnership with Cube Appeal

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Jingle Bells on full blast must mean holiday cheer is in the air. With songs for the holidays in the air comes shopping for those festive holiday parties that we will all be attending. Before you put on your Christmas best, lets kick off the holidays with a great gift guide.

We all have someone in our lives especially at the office that are obsessed with starting the day with a cup of joe. So what do we get the coffee lover in the office for Christmas ? An amazing mug like this “Eat Sleep Hustle ” by Cube Appeal.

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For that inner girl boss whose always jotting down ideas throughout the day is what makes this combo of the Girl Boss Journal from Cube Appeal with Kate Spade Gold Pen set. These will definitely create a twinkle of thoughts underneath the Christmas tree.

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Everyone also loves to be pampered around the holidays, I know I do so why not give a gift of relaxation. Need some inspiration on what to get for the one who loves a great spa treatment? Check out this Shea Deluxe Gift Set from The Body Shop and I promise it will make a splash of luxe !

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Now sitting by the fire place with a cup of hot coco in my Cube Appeal, Girl Boss mug there are a few items that are a have to have under the office Christmas tree. You think what must those be, they are the gifts always listed on the nice list and here they are.

*Chanel No.5 Office Print from Cube Appeal, which always spices up the office throughout the year for a coworker who loves French Fashion inspired art .

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*Reindeer Christmas Sequin Tote from EmmabellasDesigns on Etsy is bound to create a sense of holiday cheer all while carryin g your favorite office essentials.

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*Handpainted Round Triangle Watch from Jill Makes on Etsy, which is bound to keep one of your coworkers on time in the new year.

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*4 Pack Hair to Go Set by Drybar at Ulta for the closeted hair stylists on the go.

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Remember to have fun with holiday gift shopping by grabbing your hot chocolate and holiday tunes while on the hunt for the perfect coworker presents.

With hot chocolate in hand and singing your favorite Christmas song, lets finish up the gift guide with some on trend items this season.

Remember when we put patches on our jeans and pins on our jackets, well I have good news, patches and pins are back in a whole new way just in time for Christmas. Whether your coworker loves to change up their jean jacket, favorite purse or changing it up for casual Friday then this #planneraddict pin set and strawberry patch from Bando are the perfect gift.

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A gift that helps kick off the new year on a high note is one of the best types. One of the best gifts that achieves this is a Fab Fit Fun Box membership, a monthly motivation that will kick each month off right with on trend items that get you excited.

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Rounding out the holiday gift guide is for the office is shoes beyond shoes. We all have someone in the office that is a shoe collector and gifting them these Mossimo Supply Co Lunea Floral Patterned Canvas Sneakers at Target are a gift that is bound to put a smile on their shoe collector face.

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These are some of my favorites for office gift giving, don’t forget to share some of your favorites by tagging myself, @livelaughstyle and Cube Appeal, @cubeappeal on instagram and using the #HolidayGuideCubeAppealxKLM .

Happy Holidays and Ho Ho Ho to everyone !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

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Parisian Vs Nautical: Two Styles of My Life

 

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Most fashion enthusiasts have a distinct style they gravitate towards. For me I have more than one, most would say a variety. Fashion has always been a love and a passion that I somehow incorporate into everything. I was the girl who changed ten times a day and wore this amazing red lace poofy skirt everyday that my parents had to wash all the time. Only recently in my late 20s did I nail down the way to describe the bulk of my style, which is Parisian and Nautical. Anthropologie meets Sperry, you could say.
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The Dress from The Mint Julep Boutique
A lightbulb went off, “I have to style one main piece two different ways,” in this case I chose a great navy and white striped dress (from The Mint Julep Boutique), which is a perfect way to go from Nautical to Parisian and back again with a few changes in accessories.
Simply by starting with the same base ( the dress) than changing up the accessories you can go from Parisian to Nautical in the same day in a flash.
For the Nautical look, I took an awesome Nautica puffer vest (back on trend) paired with some classic sunnies and fun compass jewelry, a white tote with gold details and mule peep-toe heels. There you have it!  A quick go-to Nautical look for any day of the week that screams “lets go sailing!”
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Nautica Puffer Vest, Forever 21 Bow Ring, Etsy Custom Graduation Necklace, Chanel Sunglasses, White Studded Tote, Mossimo Mule Peeped Toe Pumps, Vintage Blue with Embellishment Bracelet
To switch it up to a Parisian look, throw in a pink blazer and purse, pearls, wedge booties, kate spade gemstone ring and magical glasses, you have the same dress, but with Paris written all over it.

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Cotton On Pink Blazer, Moms Pearls, Attire LA Sunglasses and Snake Skin Envelope Clutch, Mossimo Black Wedge Bootieshrow in a pink blazer and purse, pearls, wedge booties, kate spade gemstone ring and magical glasses, you have the same dress, but with Paris written all over it.
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There you have it – 2 of my favorite styles represented through the same dress by changing out accessories. Stay tuned for future posts on 2 styles represented through one ensemble. Hope this inspires you all to go through your closet and things you love and know that all those loves can be represented through great ensembles !