forget to enter the giveaway for the $500 Nordstrom card. If you haven’t
entered yet, what the heck are you waiting for? Click HERE, enter, and the winner will be announced on
‘TIS THE SEASON LADIES! 🙂
Also, I wanted to let you know what’s going on at The Loft today.
Click HERE to shop.
Since today marks 20 Days ‘Till Christmas,
I thought it made since to review all of my Santa Alerts.
Today I have gathered all of my previous Santa Alerts and put them in one place.
It’s a gift picked by Pinterest
Told Me To that would be great to give or receive!
All Santa Alerts are between $10-$100 and are guaranteed to bring smiles!
Santa Alerts are gifts that you will LOVE giving, and your people will LOVE getting.
Here’s the deal.
The Santa Alerts are simply an extension of that, just specifically geared for Christmas.
I do it with everything. Not just clothes.
It’s just what I do.
I’ve done it my whole life.
Share what I love with my friends.
This blog has simply given me a platform for me to share what I love with a much larger
group of friends!
I’m telling you, if I could, I would knock on every last one of your front doors, hand over a pair of the MUST HAVE jeans, the fringe scarf, the leggings, etc….and pop a Baked Ruffle into your mouth.
So….my first SANTA ALERT is for something that I’ve
already talked about a couple of times, but as soon as I had the graphic made, I
knew it would be the first item I featured.
It’s MY FAVORITE
At this price, you could not only get it
for yourself, your mom, your sister, and your aunt…
you could also get it for your
and what about this…..
seriously get one for every single lady in your life!
(And I don’t mean every lady that’s not married. That would be discrimination. I just mean every last lady that is living on this hear earth.) 🙂
Here I am in
the scarf in 2 different outfits.
First in jeans and a basic t-shirt…
Click HERE for the MUST HAVE jeans, shirt sold out.
with my MUST HAVE leggings (HERE ) and my fall style staple white shirt (HERE) and my cognac wedge boots HERE. If you have eyes and a pulse, we truly don’t believe that you could express dislike for this scarf.
It’s simply impossible because this scarf is ADORABLE.
BUT THINK HOW FUN IT WOULD BE TO GIVE IT!
I absolutely love giving gifts that I’m excited about, and this is one that I would be thrilled to give!
The oooohs and ahhhhhs would be off the
charts, and I promise you every lady that touches it and tries it on is going to want one for herself.
midnight ombre that I’m wearing as well as some solid
I think the ombre is definitely the best color for
wearing out of the house.
things that you need to know about the Blardigan:
The arms are
fitted and the draping is so SO flattering.
So, even though it’s a roomy piece of clothing, it still
shows your shape nicely. The fitted arms are what I feel makes it okay to wear
it out of the house.
Think about how amazing this would be for your holiday
travels. You could wear it on a car or airplane trip, wear it out to dinner,
and then lounge around in it at your fam’s house too!
Since there are
only two sizes: small/medium and large/x-large….the sizing is very forgiving,
which makes it super easy to order as a gift
My very pregnant
friend Nikki (gonna pop any day now) tried on mine and it looked GREAT on her
too! It kind of just molds to your shape! If you’re pregnant, this could be
GREAT for you both DURING and AFTER your pregnancy!
(Several reviewers even said how they wore it home from the
hospital after having their baby.)
Notice how long it
is in the back. It hits mid-thigh on mewhich means it would totally cover your bootie
and would be PERFECT for layering with leggings!
People have e-mailed me that bought this when I first talked about it, and they say it washes wonderfully!
IN THE WORLD WOULDN’T WANT TO OPEN THIS FOR CHRISTMAS?
comments about it follow:
blardigan, along with the must have leggings, just arrived today. It is supposed
to be a Christmas gift but something tells me I will be wearing before then. I
tried it on and it is absolutely wonderful! It’s so soft and hangs just right on
the body. Thanks Sheaffer!
blardigan just arrived today in the mail! I am in love. It is everything
Sheaffer says it is! I think I’m going to sleep in it
And my favorite e-mail of all:
Oh.Em.Gee. I just got my blardigan and I don’t think I will ever take
it off. I’m not kidding. I’ll wear it to work, church, the gym, I’ll
sleep in it, and I’m trying to figure out how I can shower in it.
I’m in love.
And yes, those are a pair of the must-have jeans. Duh. Never shopped at Nordstrom until you.
PS. I’m 5’2″ and the length is great! Love it!!
Stephanie, I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM.
SANTA ALERT #3
I saw this Bobbi Brown Everyday Pretty Lip and Eye
online and knew I had to see it in person. Good news! It was totally just as
fabulous in person.
2 pretty lip
colors, 3 pretty eye colors, and a gorgeous lip gloss.
This is perfect for travel or just to throw in your
purse for everyday.
Click HERE for the set.
you love Bobbi Brown, check out THIS lip gloss trio.
It’s a $72 value or
You could give all 3 lip glosses to one person.
give all 3 as stocking stuffers to different girls, or they would make GREAT
friend gifts divided up and wrapped up with a cute little
you could keep one for yourself and give a couple
Or if you’re more of a MAC girl, click HERE
Limited-edition mini kits—
featuring Lip Gloss, Tastitints Lip Conditioner or
Pigments & Glitter.
SANTA ALERT #4
in the pajama department, I saw this pajama set and had to try them on.
think pajamas are such a FUN (but practical) gift to give, and these are so
I had seen them online and read the awesome reviews, so it was time to
give them a shot, and I loved them. They are totally whimsical and seriously
plus size PJ Salvage pajamas HERE
reviews for PJ Salvage are wonderful.
I am wearing an x-small and they
were perfect for me.
The small top was very wide and a little too boxy for my
I’m 5’4″ and a size 4, so I usually take a small, so I guess you can
say I sized down.
I obviously have on the mustache set, but I also love the
pink polka dots, the birds, and the lips!
I want to be
wearing these on Christmas morning….and every other fall and winter day after
into these bad boys. 🙂
Salvage, then I’m sure you can find a pattern you can like from Munki Munki
definitely the aqua sock monkey ones! SO CUTE!
cuffs are in a different material.
SANTA ALERT #5….
necklaces. They are mainly carried online, but if you are in the
they are exclusive to the the Northpark store.
sorts of exclusive. 😉
My sister texted me about these last week, but
when I looked at them online, I wasn’t sure I liked them. She said I needed to
make time to see them in person, so I headed to Northpark. Well,
she was right, in person they are FABULOUS.
They are personalized, so you need to order them now!
The website says if they are ordered today, they will arrive between 12/19 and 12/23, so there’s no time to waste.
Click HERE for the collection.
I like both the script and the
block version (I think what the initials are will
depend on what version is
better for you).
My favorite colors are the antique gold, blonde tortoise,
tiger’s eye, and hot pink.
I LOVE the necklaces and the bracelets (but
I’m not really a fan of the earrings).
Most girls LOVE a monogram, and I
am definitely going to have one of these on my Christmas list for myself! But
think about this…
ABOUT to get married, how much would she LOVE something with her new
Yes. If you’re wanting squeals of delight, this could be the
Click HERE for the entire Moon and Lola collection.
LOVE this one. It’s SO FUN and unexpected!
Plus, the packaging is just DANG CUTE!
red velvet lip
Have you guys heard of this
I hadn’t heard of it, but I ran across it online and was first
attracted to it because of
the DARLING packaging!
I thought it would be
SO CUTE as a Christmas present or stocking stuffer.
And there’s not just red
velvet, there’s creme brulee HERE, lemonade HERE,
brown sugar HERE, etc…
then I started reading the reviews online, and I was sold.
And then I went
and got some to try for myself, and OH MY WORD.
It is delightful.
immediately called Shay (because she is a product expert) to see if she
had heard of it.
And guess what.
She uses it every day, LOVES it, and says
this 1 little jar lasts about a year.
Here are some online reviews:
was a little silly. ..who exfoliates lips, but after using it, i’m hooked. I
work in hot dry weather and am constantly battling dry lips, even with lip gloss
and chapstick they don’t ever get silky smooth, after this though, they are
show at Fashion Valley late 2012 and she was amazing too. Her story is awesome
and the products speak for themselves. I choose the brown suger this time
around, but the others are tasty too. I love how easy it is to exfoliate my lips
and expose the beautiful natural color. The lip slip is amazing as well. I will
have to write a review for that too. I bought gift sets for 3 of my friends for
x-mas and they all raved about how much they loved the scrub and the lip slip.
Buy it! You won’t be disappointed 🙂
lips are like mine, they are begging for a treatment like this!
And the cute
packaging makes it great to give as a gift!
SANTA ALERT #7….
This alert is for gloves
that you can wear
AND STILL USE A TOUCH SCREEN AT THE SAME TIME!
There is a
special type of technology built into the fingertips that allows you to operate a
touchscreen with the gloves on.
Tell me who in your life doesn’t need these.
Great gift for hubands and wives…but also for moms and dads…and
daughters and sons!
This gift spans the ages.
men’s gloves pictured HERE / women’s
gloves pictured HERE
In addition to the gloves pictured, there
are several other choices for men and boys HERE and TONS of other
choices (at varying price points) for women and girls HERE.
Everything in the below collage
would make a great stocking stuffer, or a great little extra gift.
ARE SO GREAT! Every year when they go on sale I buy 5 pair. Last
year I gave them to both my sister and sister-in-law at Christmas. Soooo
many different cute colors and patterns available. They really are such a fun
gift. Especially at 40% off!
pendant necklace HERE
green earrings HERE – not found
statement ring HERE – not found
bracelet stack HERE
You should really go check out the
sale for yourself. Loft has lots of news great things, and I know you’ll like
what you see!
Again, click HERE to shop LOFT.
Have you heard of Muk Luks?
But now that I know about them, I feel as if my life is going to
be better because of them.
I’m not kidding when I say these house shoes
are seriously going to improve my quality of life.
(Listen, I get that I
sometimes have a flare for the dramatic….or so my hubby says…but I’m
not being dramatic…..these house shoes really
Okay. Maybe the love
note is a little dramatic.
(Sorry, but the exact pair below is already sold out.)
And the second I put them on I knew that
they would make a FABULOUS Christmas gift.
Here’s why they make a PERFECT
1) They are only $29.95 which is a great price point.
2) They are
incredibly warm and cozy.
3) They are SO DANG CUTE.
4) Whoever you get
these for will totally OOH and AAH over them.
5) These totally span the
I LOVE them SO MUCH and cannot imagine somebody liking them more
than I do….but then I think about how a preteen, high school, or college aged
girl would absolutely flip out over these. And you know what? My mom would
love them too!
Rarely do you find something that both 13 year olds and 60
year olds would both enjoy!
Nordstrom just started carrying them and HOLY
COMFORT AND CUTE.
Seriously, my feet have never been so happy because they
have never been placed into an environment so warm and soft.
They are brand new to Nordstrom, so there aren’t any
online reviews yet….but you don’t need them.
Here’s my official review, the
only review you need:
BEST FLIPPING HOUSE SHOE EVER.
Since the above version is sold out, check out some of the other patterns!
a) pink snowflake HERE (sold out)
b) black and cream sweater HERE (sold out)
with snowflakes HERE
d) cream knit HERE
sweater HERE (only size small left)
If you still need
a minute to bask in the darlingness of the above, I get it.
But, when you are
ready, let’s move on.
The boys in our lives need for their feet to be all
sorts of cozy too.
I found these online with FABULOUS reviews so I thought
they deserved to be a Santa Alert too.
Click HERE for the Minnentoka men’s house shoes.
are only 4 reviews online, but they are all 5 stars. Here is one of them:
going strong. I wear them daily. I have been really hard on these slippers and
they merely show normal ware and tear.
I recommend them anyone looking for a
slipper that is as comfortable in the summer as it is in the snow…..This is
This is something that I’ve been talking about
since July. NO KIDDING. Since July.
the MUST HAVE
You guys, this shirt would make the PERFECT gift for
your mom, your sister,
your mother in law, etc.
It’s roomy, so the size is
kind of approximate.
But you do need to make sure you SIZE DOWN.
normally a small and I take an x-small in this shirt.
(Everybody that has it
agrees to size down).
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the black.
it’s possible that the black might sell out quickly now. So, if you haven’t
ordered one for yourself, you probably want to do so now.)
The black doesn’t show
wrinkles (my red cordovan one does show wrinkles), and I’m not kidding you when I say I wear the black one AT LEAST once a
It looks great on its own, but it’s also awesome layered under
cardigans or jackets.
It looks great with a statement necklace, a pendant,
and/or a scarf.
It truly is MY FAVORITE SHIRT I HAVE EVER OWNED.
MY FAVORITE SHIRT I HAVE EVER OWNED IN MY 31 YEARS ON THIS
Okay, I’m not.
Play along and buy this shirt for yourself and for all the ladies you
You will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
And they will love you for giving it to
Click HERE for the MUST HAVE
this online and ordered it immediately.
Before I even got it, I knew if I
loved it as much as I thought I was going to that it would be a Santa Alert.
Well, I loved it.
It’s sooooo soft.
I love the colors (light on one
side, dark on the other side).
It’s a good size.
And I almost forgot the best part.
It’s only $22.
The scarf is
definitely nice enough to be wrapped up in a box (with a DARLING Pinterest Told
Me To gift tag of course), but it’s also cheap enough to just be a stocking
Click HERE for the leopard
SANTA ALERT #12
FAVORITE earrings are a Santa Alert!
Click HERE for the
Cora earrings, and remember to enter “Sheaffer Sims” as your
These earrings are light, just the right amount of sparkly,
and they go with EVERYTHING.
And…they are $20 off right now!
And if you’ve been reading my
blog for any amount of time, then you already know my other 2 favorite Stella
and Dot pieces are the Kimberly Necklace HERE and the Sanibel Pedant HERE.
I wear them both constantly, and they would
both make AMAZING gifts.
Here I am in the Kimberly.
Here I am in the
And if you are considering ordering something, you need to know this:
about this lip gloss when I first discovered it, but after wearing it for
several months, I love it even more now that I did back then.
really be a STOCKING STUFFER ALERT because they are SO CHEAP.
see that you can get 2 for $15!
3 for each of the girls or ladies on your list!
Dandy (the bottom color in the pic).
SANTA ALERT #14 coming soon….
Each year my hubby struggles with what to buy me for Christmas, so I normally just create an extensive list with links, pictures, prices, etc and just email it to him. This year, however, I just sent him a link to your blog and said, “Pretty much anything she talks about on her blog I would probably LOVE!”. 🙂 Thank you! – Mary Beth
And remember, my friend Andrea made these gift tags!
If you and your best friends, you and your mom, you and your sister, all
the girls in your family, all the girls in your book club, all the
girls in your Zumba classs…..you get the idea.
If you and some of your loved ones read the blog together,
I would get SO TICKLED to think about you printing these off, slapping
them on a Christmas present, and you ladies unwrapping Pinterest Told Me
To highlighted presents on Christmas morning!
Andrea did 2 versions for us.
Just right click on either one of the images above ( 3 tags per
document), save it to your computer, and print them out! All I did was
just tape it to a wrapped package!
Look how DARLING they are!
Feel free to clap your hands out of sheer delight! 🙂
Click HERE for the recipe for her Red Velvet Pancakes. YUM!
See you ladies back here tomorrow for yet ANOTHER giveaway and lots more fun!