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Karrie’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

To Steph’s point about how we’re old AF and need more material things like we need holes in our heads, I’d like to counter by saying: True. We’re old AF. But there’s no better way to feel young again than by ignoring all the things you need (booooring) and instead writing all the things that you just wannnnt. And after a year in which I rented out my uterus for 10 months only to then have to take care of said tenant round the clock, Imma just be selfish for a bit and pretend Xmas revolves around me and what I want. Here’s my list of what I’m jonesing for!:

Clockwise from top left:

1 – Lioness Palermo Blazer – I’m totally digging the double breasted look I’m seeing on all the basic b*tches this season. Very 90s. I like.

2 – “Iris” Hoops by one of my favorite brands out there, Able

3 – Elite Mirror Oval 8 Brush – A makeup brush for $67?! Yes, I know it’s crazy… Who the f*ck do I think I am putting a $67 makeup brush on my Gift Guide? But this is supposed to be the Grand Poobah of makeup brushes, designed to flawlessly blend foundation, bronzer, contour shades (if you’re a Kardashian) on your haggard little face. Yes please!

4 – Instant Pot  – Maybe the closest thing on this list to something I actually need. And I don’t need it… but I would use the living sh*t out of it, for real.

5 – Also from Able, the “She’s Worth More” bracelet, handcrafted in Nashville with signature hand-stamped plus signs to show support for #PublishYourWages.

6 – This rainbow hued Alidia ring from Bauble Bar – Cause who can’t use a happy little rainbow to look down at throughout the day? By the way, this ring keeps selling out, so pre-order now to get to you or someone you love by Dec 21st.

7, 8, 9 – Three (!) entertaining/cookbooks: “Kathryn at Home” (SUCH a good book, if you love her vibe, which you do, because you read this blog and are smart); my home slice Ina Garten’s newish book, “Cook Like a Pro”, and Tiffani Thiessen’s “Pull Up a Chair: Recipes From My Family to Yours” (side note: Did anyone watch her now-canceled show on Cooking Channel? It was actually delightful).


10 – T3 Professional Styling Wand – The Indiana redneck hillbilly cheapskate in me can’t plop down over $100 for a curling iron, but maybe someone else will???!!!

11 – A good, trusty pair of booties for Fall/Winter, from Dolce Vita

12 – A grown up camera, instead of relying on my older iPhone to capture important moments in my life, especially now that I have a nugget to document.

13 – A gift certificate for a massage – At the risk of sounding like a broken record, because I think I’ve put this on every single one of my gift guides, I just really really really love massages, and I really really really need them. Sooooo I would really really love if anyone reading this wanted to grab me a sesh at my fave spa!

14 – A gift certificate to Face Haus, which is basically Dry Bar, but with deliciously relaxing facials… all for a super reasonable price.

15 – Also from Able, these “Tonal studs” are pretty, delicate, but also make a statement!

16 – Beastie Boys Book – I can’t remember a music memoir I’ve wanted to read as much as this one. And it sounds different, in a good way: “Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.”



Karrie’s 2016 Chreeshmosh Gift Guide

karrie's christmas gift guide

You know, it seems wrong to put together a superficial, materialistic holiday gift guide for myself because I know it’s been a tough couple of wee– oh please, who am I kidding… I’m as materialistic as they come and no Earth-shatteringly depressing news can hold me back.  So here goes – MY wishlist for this holiday season. Hooray!:

BOOKS: It wouldn’t be a Holiday Gift Guide without a sweet new tome from our favorite goddess, Ina Garten. The fact that she dedicated a book to her precious hubby Jeffrey just makes me feel all warm inside. Now, throw in a glorious picture book of never-before-seen Bowie shots, the newest Domino book and the book of Bill Murray, and I’m set:

Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

{From top left: David Bowie: Behind the Curtain | Ina Garten’s newest book, Cooking For Jeffrey (I really hope there is a 2016 version of his beloved roast chicken recipe) | Domino’s second book in (6?) years(!) | The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray}

HOME DECOR FOR THE HOLIDAYS!: Yes, I’m aware that some people whose names rhyme with Peph think I’m pathetic for wanting holiday pillows, and I’m aware that these are a tad pricey but look how cute they are! I can hear Andy Williams singing in the background, I can smell the Frasier Fir in my entryway; basically all is right when I look at these pillows.

Pottery Barn Pillows | Covet Living Xmas Gift Guide

{From top left: Road Trip Santa, $55 | Christmas Tree, $69.50 | Woody Car, $55 | Sleigh Bell, $69.50}

A RAD NEW WAY TO WORK OUT: Say hello to your new friends – toned arms – thanks to The Burn Machine. I’ve been wanting this bad boy for months (the 5-lb version!) ever since my friend sung its praises. All you do is stand there, turn the wheels, and it rips your arms/shoulders to toned glory. I could see this being a great gift for the man in your life, too. Get it here.

Burn Machine | Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

A PIECE OF ART I’VE BEEN WANTING FOR, OH, MONTHS: There’s something really calming about this print on One Kings Lane, and I think the colors are beautiful. *Cough* Currently on sale, too!:

One Kings Lane | Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

CUTE CLOTHES MMMHMMM: I’m a total sucker for cute, inexpensive finds and have even posted about a couple of these below. Yet I haven’t bought them for myself yet. Which means… Santa, throw a sista a bone:

Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

{From top left: Brenda Twill Top, $48 | Piper jeggings, $38 | Skinny Fit Overalls, $53 | Black Houndstooth Print Bell Sleeve Dress, $20.99}

PAJAMAS: Santa, do my husband a solid and please bring me a cute pair of PJs. I feel badly that he only sees me in sleepwear that’s disgusting with a hole in the crotch, or given to me by my mom after she found them in a Goodwill:

Victoria's Secret

{Left: Eberjey Gisele Sleep Shirt | Right: Victoria’s Secret Sleepover Knit Pajamas}

JEWELRY THAT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE – I’ve previously posted about this line of jewelry made by women who’ve gone through very tough times, and I’ll sing it again: There are so many simple, pretty pieces here that are quite on trend(!). But most importantly this jewelry is helping to make the world a little bit better:

Fashionable Jewelry

{Clockwise from top left: Ear Arch, $24 | Cuff Ring, $34 | Hammered Circle Earrings, $30 | X Ring, $34}


Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

{Left: Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry | Right: Mac Rebel in Satin Lipstick}


Covet Living Gift Guide 2016

{Left: Asos Slip On Loafer | Right: ‘Chandy’ Loafer}

A CAMERA TO TAKE RUHL PURDY PICS FOR OUR BLOG: This Canon camera is one of the cameras used by Sarah Tucker, a fellow blogger I know who actually helped set up my wedding the day of. She has gorgeous taste and I just lurv her pics:

Canon 60D

Rent the Runway Unlimited

ONE MONTH OF RENT THE RUNWAY UNLIMITED: Y’all know we’re obsessed with Rent the Runway, but have you heard of Rent the Runway Unlimited?! Basically it’s a subscription service that lets you pick three things at a time from Rent the Runway (dresses, sweaters, purses, etc) and keep them for however long you want. When you’re done with any or all three items, you repack the garment bag and ship them back to RTR for free! And you can swap those items as often as you want and have a bunch of new goodies throughout the month. A month’s subscription is $139 which might seem pricey, but just think: You’re able to get quite a few pieces each month that would usually costs sometimes up to thousands of dollars.

Ok. That’s all I can think of right now it for now! Happy Holidays, you filthy animals!


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