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Bar Cart On A Budget + Holiday Champagne Cocktail

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Happy Holidays! One of my favorite things about this time of year is being able to get together with my best loves to enjoy some laughs, the best company, and a festive cocktail! I’ve teamed up with one of the most fabulous hostesses and my best friend, Tayler of taylermalott.com, to show you how you we decorated a marble bar cart with using items from the $1 section at Target, Home Goods, and Anthropolgie

I love a decorated bar cart, and this year I wanted to incorporate gold, silver, and white! I found this garland and it went perfectly with my vision! It adds the prettiest glimmering touch to any room and the pom-poms are so fun! Tayler had the white boxes which added height and dimension and she found the cutest little deer at Home Goods. The tiny Christmas trees were found in the dollar section at Target, total steal! You don’t have to break the bank to have pretty decor! The garland, lights, boxes, and Christmas trees were all under $10.

Now, to the cocktail recipe!

This simple pretty in pink bubbly drink is absolutely delicious! Any drink that has champagne AND tequila is a win in my book! Here’s what you’ll need!

1 ounce silver tequila

1/2 ounce of Triple Sec

2 ounces of pink lemonade

rose brut champagne

lemon wedge

pink Himalayan salt

ice

The directions are very simple and will take you no time to serve your guests! It’ll serve 2-3 glasses, depending on size!

  1. Add ice to your shaker, fill up about half way
  2. Pour in your measured out triple sec, silver tequila, and pink lemonade
  3. Squeeze an entire lemon
  4. Put lid on shaker and shake till mixed
  5. Pour equal parts in to your glasses and then top off each glass with your champagne of choice
  6. Garnish with a lemon and pink Himalayan salt

Tayler and I hope that you’re feeling inspired to decorate something new on a minimal budget and to make our fun cocktail at your next party! P.S. Both of our blouses are from Saltflat and you can my earrings here!

Hostess With The Mostest Gift Guide

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VEUVE CLICQUOT COFFEE TABLE BOOK | CAPRI BLUE GILDED MUSE COLLECTION CANDLE | POP FIZZ CLINK NAPKINS | NORDSTROM MARBLE TRAY | NORDSTROM PINEAPPLE SHOT GLASSES | CHEZ ELLE BOOZE DECANTER | NORDSTROM HOWDY DOOR MAT | KENDRA SCOTT FRAME

Happy Wednesday! I’m so excited for this weekend, one of my childhood friends is hosting a holiday party in her new home which inspired me to put together a little hostess gift guide. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift or dish (if I’m short on time I grab a bottle of wine), I try not to show up empty handed to a party! The hostess has spent hours, sometimes days, preparing her home so it is always so appreciated when they receive something special for their efforts!

I’ve picked a few items, ! I bought the Veuve Clicquot coffee table book in February at The Plaza and it’s the perfect pop of color in any room. I love the Pop Fizz Clink napkins if you’re bringing a dish to a party! The pineapple shot glasses are the absolute cutest to dress up a bar cart and the howdy door mat is perfect for all of my Texas A&M friends! I’m sure one of them will be receiving it for Christmas!

VEUVE CLICQUOT COFFEE TABLE BOOK

CAPRI BLUE GILDED MUSE COLLECTION CANDLE

POP FIZZ CLINK NAPKINS

NORDSTROM MARBLE TRAY

NORDSTROM PINEAPPLE SHOT GLASSES

CHEZ ELLE BOOZE DECANTER

NORDSTROM HOWDY DOOR MAT

KENDRA SCOTT FRAME

The Best Trip

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BRIXTON FIDDLER CAP | BP BELL SLEEVE TOP | SALTFLAT MINI SKIRT | STEVE MADDEN OVER THE KNEE BOOTS | DVF SUITCASE | TORY BURCH TOTE | J.CREW EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN RING

Happy Monday! I took a little break last week after all of the sale mayhem to enjoy a trip to New York City with Paul. There’s just something about the city that is so magical and romantic and even more so during the holidays! Paul did so good at finding our hotel, we stayed at The Westhouse with a view of Time Square from our room! Highly recommend, great customer service and the hotel is beautiful! Tuesday evening we went to Phantom of The Opera and a dinner at Bagatelle, drinks at The Standard (my absolute favorite), and a final night cap at Catch. Wednesday morning we had breakfast at the hotel, a really lovely stroll through Central Park, and we spent the afternoon walking around The MET. I’ve never actually gone inside, only had a few Gossip Girl re-enactments on the steps and a handful of photoshoots. We had lunch with one of Paul’s best friends, walked around 5th Ave., and then found our spot in Rockefeller Center to watch The Christmas Tree Lighting. Let me just tell you, it was equally thrilling and terrifying to be in a crowd of 500,000 people! But it was so magical to be there with Paul and to check the show off of my bucket list. We ended the night with room service and movies, such a perfect night! Thursday morning we got to be in the live audience of Kelly and Ryan, it technically wasn’t live because it will be aired on the 21st so make sure you tune in, LOL! The celebrity was Kate Winslett and I about died. After the show, we had lunch and shopped in Bryant Park, and then dessert at The Plaza. I’ve mentioned before that The Plaza is the most magical place in the world and I was so excited to show Paul. I absolutely love New York City and was so sad to leave. It was by far my favorite trip there, no fuss over outfit changes or fashion shows. Just me and my guy and New York.

Traveling is so good for the soul and I can’t get enough of it! There’s a certain excitement of packing a suitcase and headed to the airport that isn’t like anything else! I typically don’t look this cute traveling, mostly because I tend to pick super early flights and I am NOT a morning person. Just ask Paul, he found that out real quick last week! I absolutely loved putting this sassy ensemble together. I don’t wear black that often but I loved strutting around in it, the black on black is so chic. My Tory Burch Tote is my favorite bag to travel with because it holds so much! I’m talking a cosmetic bag, laptop, a few magazines, camera, wallet, and a book. So. Much. Stuff. My mini skirt it is from my store Saltflat and it’s one of my favorite pieces from our newest collection!

Where are you traveling to this holiday season? Let me know in a comment!