• Fall Staple⎮All Saints Balfern Jacket

    Fall Staple⎮All Saints Balfern Jacket

    A leather jacket for fall? Count me in.

    There’s a reason we’ve seen leather jackets worn for decades. Because it’s a timeless, versatile piece you can wear all year long. And best of all, it looks pretty freaking cute over a sweater for a fall look.

    Throwing on my leather jacket makes me instantly feel more put together and gives all the Pinterest/fashion blogger vibes. This year, I decided to invest in the All Saint Balfern Jacket for a few reasons.

    1. This is definitely something I see myself wearing for years to come and passing down to my future daughter one day.
    2. I needed a really elevated closet staple that could be combined with the most simple tee or tank for a put together but effortless look

    A leather jacket is the perfect closet staple because it goes with virtually everything. If you’re ever in doubt, throw on some jeans and a leather jacket.

    As for the Balfern Jacket specifically, It’s very well made with super soft leather and the perfect cut and silhouette. The front lapels lay perfectly (but not too perfectly) for a put together and effortless look and I love the zippered slits on the sleeves for some extra detail and interest. I would suggest to size up a lot with this jacket because it can run pretty small – I took a UK size 12/US 6 and it gives me the perfect amount of room for layering. I also love the leaving the belt un strapped to really bring home the “I just threw this on” vibes.

    One of the best parts of this jacket – if you don’t want to pay full price you can pretty easily find a secondhand option online. I saved over 40% of retail by finding mine on Poshmark and since it’s genuine leather you don’t have to worry about wear and tear showing because that’s part of the charm.

    All Saints Balfern Jacket

    5 Reasons to add a leather jacket to your fall wardrobe:

    1. It will last forever and you can pass it down to your kids

    A leather jacket is just one of those things that has never gone out of style and will never go out of style. Plus your kids will think you were really cool and bad ass.

    2. Aged leather is part of the charm

    The best way to achieve that effortless, lived in look is to add a piece that’s actually effortless and lived in. Leather is the perfect element to use because it keeps getting better as it ages.

    3. Holds its resale value

    While it’s true you can save around 50% off retail purchasing this specific jacket secondhand, the secondhand resale value doesn’t change much. Especially with genuine leather and especially over time natural materials will hold their resale value a lot more than synthetic garments, regardless of the brand on the tag.

    4. Layerable + versatile

    A leather jacket is the perfect layering piece because it’s so versatile and easy. You can keep it simple over a black or white t-shirt, throw it over a hoodie for a causal look, or put it on over a dress and sweater for a cozy date night look.

    5. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer

    You would probably think to steer very clear of leather during the spring and summer months, especially if you live in the southern United States like me. But, did you know leather can be a great summer staple? While you probably won’t be throwing on your leather jacket in the middle of a July day, it’s a great addition to throw over your shoulders for date night in a chilly restaurant.

    The bottom line is that I’ve already gotten so much use out of this jacket and have only had it a few months. Because of it’s versatility, quality and the fact that it can make any outfit look effortless I know I’ll be styling this one forever!

    x Kaylin

  • 5 Ways to SHOP MORE SUSTAINABLY

    5 Ways to SHOP MORE SUSTAINABLY

    We’ve heard it all over – the fashion industry is contributing to climate change, fast fashion is harmful to the environment, and mass manufacturers are implementing unethical labor practices. So, how can we combat these harmful practices while still curating a stylish wardrobe? Here are 5 ways to shop more sustainably, without compromising your style. 

    1. KNOW YOUR FABRIC COMPOSITION

    How often do you purchase a garment without looking at the tag? You could be spending $$$ on synthetic fibers that are harmful to the environment. 

    Some of the most common synthetic fibers:

    Elastic – made from rubber or latex and wrapped with other synthetic fibers 

    Spandex – made from polyurethane 

    Rayon – made from reconstituted wood pulp through a heavy chemical treatment (examples include modal, viscose and lyocell) 

    Polyester – made from coal and petroleum 

    Nylon – made from crude oil (more on the sustainability of nylon

    Acrylic – made from coal and petroleum

    The gist? Most synthetic fibers are made of plastic. They do have some great benefits like durability and water resistance, and a lot of brands use synthetic fibers because they are significantly cheaper than natural fibers (such as cotton, wool, or linen), making them the perfect fit for mass manufacturers who are after a high profit margin. It’s no secret that synthetic fibers (aka plastic) are harmful to our planet, just like the millions of water bottles, straws, and other single use plastics that are produced and thrown away each year.

    Some reasons to stay away from synthetic fibers:

    • They emit harmful gasses during the production process 
    • They are not biodegradable (meaning once they end up in a landfill, they will sit there for thousands of years) 
    • They can release tiny microplastics into the water when you wash them

    Synthetic fibers are so widespread that it’s hard to stay away from them completely. Even high-end brands fall victim to using synthetic fabrics in their garments. But they do have one good quality – they are recyclable. So, if you have to buy synthetic, try to find garments made from recycled fabric or that don’t get washed often such as blazers, sweaters and coats. 

    If you can, the best way to stay away from synthetic fibers is to look for garments made from natural fibers like silk, wool, cotton and linen. But keep in mind that natural fibers can be sourced unsustainably and unethically, so 100% organic and fair trade is the best of the best option when it comes to fiber selection. 

    1. INVEST IN LONG TERM PIECES

    85% of clothing purchased ends up in a landfill every year1, and 60% of those items are made of synthetic fibers that are not biodegradable. So, one way we can shop more sustainably is thinking long term about our wardrobe, and keeping our clothes out of the landfills. Influencers encouraging overconsumption and the quick life cycle of trends these days have us buying more, wearing more and donating more.

    If we start to think beyond trends and single-occasion outfits, we can decrease our overall consumption and keep harmful synthetics out of landfills. Developing our personal style and creating a staple wardrobe can help tremendously in extending the lifespan of our garments. 

    When you’re shopping for clothes, think about the garment’s life cycle – where did it come from and where will it be in 1 year? 3 years? 5 years? These days, I’m really invested in curating a closet that my future daughter would want to have. Too often we shop for clothes for a specific occasion, and shifting to more of a capsule wardrobe will help decrease our consumption and give our garments a longer lifespan. 

    1. SHOP SLOW + SHOP AROUND

    Companies like Zara, Shein, and Amazon have changed our perception on how cheap clothes should be and how quickly we should be able to receive them. Even companies like Revolve are encouraging over consumption by HEAVILY incentivising influencers to share and sell more and more garments (btw they have a return rate of 96%2).  

    Would you believe me if I told you there are THOUSANDS of other retailers out there? I can’t promise that you’ll receive your order in 2 days or less, but you will be supporting smaller, more ethical companies. 

    By shopping around and shopping at companies focused on sustainability, we can significantly decrease our fashion carbon footprint. Especially when it comes to your wardrobe basics like a white t-shirt, shop around at several stores before deciding on the perfect piece for you. Remember that cheap doesn’t mean the best deal/value in the long run. 

    1. TAKE MEASUREMENTS BEFORE SHOPPING ONLINE

    Online shopping is the preferred method for most people these days because it’s so much easier and the selection is truly endless. But, shipping materials don’t only increase prices, they’re contributing to our plastic use. While cardboard boxes are recyclable (how many of you actually recycle these?), most companies will include non-recyclable plastic wraps in your packages to keep your garments safe and clean in transit. Appreciated – but unnecessary. 

    One way we can reduce our shipping rates is by decreasing our returns. I’m guilty of this too. We buy all the things we like online and then we return half of it because it doesn’t fit or doesn’t look like how we expected. To avoid this, take your measurements and look at sizing charts before placing your order. Not only are you going to be happier with a garment that actually fits, you’re going to decrease the number of returns you’re sending back. 

    1. SHOP SECOND HAND

    Finally, the most obvious way to shop sustainably – shop second hand. Second hand shopping is easier than ever with the rise of thrift stores and luxury consignment shops like TheRealReal and ReBag. Especially when it comes to investing in long term pieces while still working within a budget, second hand shopping is the best way to extend the life cycle of a garment. 

    When you’re online shopping, before you hit the checkout button check out online stores like Poshmark, eBay and Depop to see if someone is selling the item(s) you’re purchasing. Not only are you saving money, you’re helping the environment. 

    Second hand shopping doesn’t have to only be for those big investment pieces. Visit your local thrift stores and try to find thrift stores at places you travel to. It can be really fun to find a great piece in a place of seemingly bland garments. Even basics like white button downs and jeans are great items to search for at thrift stores. Just remember to keep #3 in mind. Just because a garment costs $4, doesn’t necessarily mean it should be added to your wardrobe. 

    Shopping sustainably doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to lack style. Using these rules and being conscious about what you put in your closet can help you curate a true-to-you style and help our planet. 

    I’d love to hear about your sustainable fashion journey! Tag me on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette or send me an email at kaylinjeanetteco@gmail.com

    XO, 

    Kaylin 

    Resources and citations 

    1. The Fashion Industry Waste is Drastically Contributing to Climate Change
    2. An E-commerce Pitfall: never Ending Returns 
    3. Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Fast Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
  • 3 Pool Party Ideas For Your Next Summer Bash

    3 Pool Party Ideas For Your Next Summer Bash

    I’m all about the pool vibes now that it’s finally warm enough to hang outside. It’s getting me in the party spirit and I’ve pulled together three amazing pool party themes to try this summer. Get your balloon and floaty pumps ready!

    1. Flamingo Pool Party

    Flamingo Float / Pink Beach Ball / Feather Beach Ball / Globe Cups / Flamingo Plate / Pink Striped Towel / Flamingo Napkin / Flamingo Punch Bowl / Large Pink Balloons / Large White Balloons

    Of course for a flamingo themed pool party we have to have a giant flamingo float. I wanted to keep the flamingos more subtle but I found these flamingo plates and this flamingo punch bowl (!!) that I’m so obsessed with. Plus, a clear beach ball with pink feathers add a nice themed touch without over doing it. How fun are those?! Lastly, I’d put together a nice Cucumber watermelon cocktail for my guests and serve it up in these custom globe cups. I love some good balloon decor so I’d either have a big balloon garland made in light pink/white or for a more cost effective option, blow up the large balloons with helium and float them around your outside space at different heights to create a dynamic look.

    2. Retro Pool Party

    Red Lips Float / Large Pink Balloons / Large Red Balloons / Flamingo Plate / White Beach Ball / Pink Stripe Beach Ball / Disco Cups / Custom Napkins / Malibu Barbie Pool Float / Flamingo Punch Bowl / Red Heart Glasses

    3. Cool Coastal Pool Party

    Keep it fun with a retro themed pool party. I again had to bring in the flamingo plates and punch bowl because I love them that much. I’m seriously considering buying them for my future backyard pool. The red lips and Malibu Barbie pool float are just to die for and really bring this party theme together! I’m super into this pale pink and red color scheme and what better way to explore them than a fun party?

    Large Navy Balloons // Large White Balloons // Shell Float // Nautical Tube // Blue Beach Ball // Blue Striped Towel // Lobster Plate // Raffia Charger // Shell Napkins // Blue Stripe Corn Hole

    Keepin it cool on the coast. A more laid back vibe, but still a killer party theme. Just imagine this shell floaty floating along in your pool! The cool coastal party theme is all about chill vibes and games, so bringing in corn hole or beach volleyball are how I’d really solidify the theme.

    I’d love to see how your summer pool parties turn out! Tag me on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette

    XO,

    Kaylin

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  • 5 Tips For Working From Home

    5 Tips For Working From Home

    I’ve been working from home for quite some time now and I can honestly say I love it. How I used to get fully ready, pack lunch and commute 30 minutes to work IN AN OFFICE before 9:00AM, I’ll never know.  After working from home now for over 2 years, I’ve gained some tips and tricks I’d love to share with you.

    #1 Set Up a Morning Routine

    Setting up a morning routine and habits has been crucial for my WFH productivity. I have a few variations that I alternate between depending on my workload that day and how I feel when I wake up. But, the habits that I’ve established for my morning are always the same: coffee (duh), physical activity, cleaning, and getting ready for the day.

    What my typical morning looks like:

    • Make coffee and start some laundry
    • Walk Rookie (sometimes we take our walk to Starbucks to get coffee)
    • Workout (some days this is just walking for an hour)
    • Shower and get ready for the day
    • Clean up the apartment
    • Light a candle and start working

    #2 Schedule Breaks and Time To Get Out of The House

    This is really big for me because I’m very guilty of getting in the zone and not moving from my desk for hours. There have been days where I haven’t even stepped outside so I try to be really intentional about adding it into my schedule. For me, this is something as simple as running to the grocery store, taking rookie on a walk, or grabbing myself a small treat. No matter what this looks like for you, I think it’s important to remind ourselves that life exists beyond our desks. Beyond just getting out of the house, taking a short break is really great for your mind. I always come back with a clear head and ready to tackle the next chunk of my work day.

    #3 Set Boundaries With Your Time

    If you’re someone who tends to work until 9 or 10PM every night, it’s time to set some boundaries. It’s so easy to do, especially when you really care about your work. But, setting boundaries with yourself about your time is super freeing and allows you to feel like you still have a life outside of work. Something I’ve done to help with this is time blocking my calendar with all of my daily tasks. By doing this I’m able to see how much work I can realistically fit into a day, and prioritize the most urgent items. If you can’t fit it into your day but it’s still super urgent you’ll know that it’s time to ask for some support from those you work with.

    #4 Have a Set Up That Works For You

    Whether it’s your kitchen table, couch or desk, it’s really important to have a designated place to get your work done. Before I had an actual desk, I had a work from home “kit” that I would bring on and off the couch or table during my working hours. When I’m not working, the kit goes away.

    My work from home set up:

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    #5 Plan Fun Activities Throughout The Week (Not Just On The Weekend)

    Having something to look forward to is sometimes crucial in getting through the day. This could be something like watching your favorite show, making a fun meal, or (often for me) opening your packages that are at the door. One of the perks of working from home is the extra time you gain and the flexibility. So take advantage of it!

    xo,

    Kaylin

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  • 6 Spring Outfit Ideas

    6 Spring Outfit Ideas

    I can’t tell you how over the cold I am. I’m at the point where I’ll just start wearing sandals and let my toes freeze because I need the warm weather to come! I’m sharing 6 cute spring outfit ideas to get us all in the Spring spirit and hopefully encourage the sun to come out!

    #1 – My Spring Uniform

    I’ll be living in this all Spring long. Trench coats are the hottest season trend and I love it because it doubles as a rain coat. Paired with the most classic outfit ever – a white tee and jeans. Plus, a little spice with the Gucci sandals.

    Trench Coat // White T-Shirt // Jeans // Gold Earrings // Black Belt // Black Amazon Bag // Gucci Sandals

    #2 Slightly More Fancy

    A slightly more elevated spring look with a white button up. Paired with my favorite Abercrombie jeans in black.

    White Button Up // Black Jeans // Gold Earrings // Black Belt // Black Amazon Bag // Gucci Sandals

    #3 A Little Bit of Color

    I’ve been trying to add a little more color into my life and I’m starting with a baby blue blazer. Mine is from H&M in Barcelona, but this one is a very similar color.

    Blue Blazer // White Bodysuit // Jeans // White Sneakers // Gold Earrings

    #4 A Puffer Vest

    You guys know I’m always here for a vest. I like this one from Abercrombie (on sale) but definitely size down!! Did you know yoga pants are back? These from Amazon are great.

    Black Vest // Amazon Sweater // Yoga Pants // White Sneakers // Gold Earrings

    #5 So Simple

    Comfy jean shorts and an oversized crewneck. Perfect for an out and about day.

    Similar Sweatshirt // Jean Shorts // White Sneakers // Gold Earrings

    #6 Keep it Casual

    How about a super casual spring outfit? A pair of jeans and a graphic tee can go a long way. I added these cute rain boots from Amazon.

    Amazon T-Shirt // Jeans // Amazon Rain Boots // Cross Body Bag // Gold Earrings

    If you try out any of the spring outfits, tag my on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette I’d love to see!

    XO,

    Kaylin

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  • 7 Super Bowl Outfit Ideas

    The Super Bowl is definitely a big deal in our house. But, I’m really just here for the outfits. I’ve put together 7 super bowl outfits to try out whether you’re going to the game or hanging out with friends. All of these outfits can be switched around in color so you can rep your favorite team and I wanted to use items that can be very versatile in your wardrobe. There’s no need to go out and purchase a whole outfit! Use what you have, and maybe get yourself a fun accessory. If I could recommend one it’s a clear bag from Game Day Fitted. Guys, I am so obsessed with these cute clear bags! They are amazing quality, stadium approved and you don’t have to ruin your outfit with an ugly clear bag! I’ll be using mine every season from here on out! Plus, they’re good to have for concerts, festivals or anything else that might have a clear bag policy.

    1. Leather Jacket

    The perfect outfit that’s just the right amount of edgy and sporty.

    Crop Top // Leather Jacket // Jeans // Heels // Hat // Earrings // Clear Bag

    This crop top from revolve comes in multiple colors and is a great way to add some color to your look. I wear these jeans everyday and I swear these Amazon heels are the best heels ever. The baseball cap brings in a casual vibe to the look which I love.

    2. Football jersey

    We’re not talking frat boy with a jersey and a hoodie here…

    Hands down my favorite look. I love a dressed down blazer fit and who’s to say we can’t bring that to game day?

    Black Blazer // T-Shirt // Jeans // Black Booties // Earrings // Clear Bag

    I love an oversized blazer like this one from Show Pony. It’s perfect to elevate a jean look and whether it’s for a game or not! I’m really into this vintage t-shirt look and I wear these black booties all the time!

    4. Understated

    Simple. Classic. Versatile. You can’t go wrong with this understated game day look.

    White T-Shirt // Jeans // Amazon Heels // Sweatshirt // Earrings // Clear Bag

    You can never go wrong with a white t-shirt and a good pair of jeans. A super easy way to add color and rep your favorite team is to add a colored crewneck like this one. I’ve said it 12 times and I’ll say it again. I love these Amazon heels.

    5. Super casual

    It doesn’t get more casual than this! Well… maybe sweats but we’re not wearing that to a football game.

    Crewneck // Shorts // White Sneakers // Earrings // Clear Fanny Pack

    This is such an easy look! You probably have all of these items in your closet already. I love this vintage crewneck paired with something casual like jean shorts. White sneakers are always a good idea, especially if you plan to be on your feet all day.

    6. Leather Skirt

    A very edgy football game look if I ever saw one! Plus this skirt is under $20 on Amazon.

    Vintage T-shirt // Leather Skirt // Black Boots // Earrings // Clear Bag

    I’m sensing a vibe with these vintage t-shirts… I do love this Amazon skirt though. It’s under $20 and super cute. The black croc boots just add a little extra flare!

    7. Sweater dress

    A cute vibe that’s also very versatile!

    Amazon Sweater Dress // Black Boots // Hat // Earrings // Clear Fanny Pack

    This Amazon sweater dress is a perfect staple to keep in your closet. I love it with the black croc boots and you can add a baseball cap to dress it down and sport your colors!

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  • Christmas Tree Decor Under $35 (& The Best Christmas Tree Decor Hack Ever!)

    Christmas Tree Decor Under $35 (& The Best Christmas Tree Decor Hack Ever!)

    *Read to the end for the BEST Christmas Tree decor hack ever!!

    This is my first year having a life-sized Christmas tree and I couldn’t be more excited. But, since we won’t be in this apartment much longer I didn’t want to spend too much money on the tree decor. I was feeling a little bit of a boho vibe this year, so I set off to create a really pretty boho Christmas tree under $35 – which was all the cash I had in my pocket.

    I didn’t go into this project with a specific look, and when that happens I like to go browsing until I find one piece that inspires me. I found this ribbon at Michael’s and my jaw DROPPED. I knew I had to have it and use it on my tree. And from there, everything else fell into place.

    One of the best Christmas tree decor hacks is to use picks to fill in the sparce places on your tree. I knew pampas grass would complement the ribbon really well so after searching EVERYWHERE I finally found this pampas on Amazon and I am beyond impressed! It lasts for years so I plan to keep it in my home decor inventory for as long as I can.

    After that the rest was so easy. I found these clear and frosted ornaments under $4 at Walmart, and I made some DIY boho ornaments (tutorial here) to bring in some of the white I knew I would be using in the tree skirt.

    Okay – and then comes the best Christmas tree hack I have ever seen. A blanket as a tree skirt. It’s GENIUS! It’s free and it looks so so good. I hate tree skirts anyways because I don’t like that there is this space between the bottom of the tree and the skirt. I had this blanket from Target that just isn’t very comfortable anymore but looks really cool and I knew it was the perfect addition.

    And that’s my tree! I’m so in love with it I just can’t stop staring. I want it lit every second of the day! All the items I used for this tree are linked below. If you try out something similar for your tree, tag me on Instagram @Kaylin_Jeanette. I would love to see what you come up with!

     

    Materials:

    Ribbon (the best ribbon ever)

    Frosted Ornaments (I found a smaller pack in-store)

    Glass Ornaments

    Pampas Grass

    Gold Cedar Leaves Pick (the perfect finisher)

    DIY Christmas Ornaments

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    XO,

    Kaylin

  • How I Hit 30,000 Monthly Views on Pinterest

    How I Hit 30,000 Monthly Views on Pinterest
    1. I took a Pinterest course.

      I took the Perfecting Pinterest course by Sophia Lee and let me tell ya – that was the best course I have ever taken (and I’ve taken ALOT). She shows you exactly how she grew her Pinterest account and how she drive thousands of page views to her site through Pinterest. I truly learned so much from her and I wouldn’t be where I am without this course. I have a special affiliate link here if you want to sign up – and I HIGHLY recommend you do! She also has a blogging course that I plan to take in the future.

    2. SEO SEO SEO.

      If you haven’t heard of SEO yet, it stands for Search Engine Optimization. Sophia talks about this in her Pinterest course, but it’s one of the biggest aspects of growing ANYTHING online. If google or Pinterest don’t know what you’re post is about, they won’t show it to people, it’s as simple as that. You want to make sure that you’re using language throughout your blog and Pinterest pins (or anything you’re posting) that are in line with what people will be searching for. If Pinterest knows your blog post is about 3 Winter Outfits to try This Year, they’re going to put it at the top of the page for someone who is searching for winter outfits.

    3. Tailwind

      Tailwind has also been so so helpful in growing my Pinterest. It allows you to pin and repin posts without having to actually do anything. The more posts you have going live, the higher the chance of someone seeing it, and the more your monthly views will go up. If you want to sign up, I have a referral link here that gives us both $15 towards a subscription – win win!

    4. Idea Pins

      Besides taking Sophia’s blogging course, creating Idea pins has been the top reason my Pinterest has grown so much. My top two pins are idea pins and I’m getting upwards of 10,000 views on both of them, and it continues to grow. The lesson here is to always do the new thing. If Pinterest releases a new feature or a new way for creators to post, USE IT! They want you to. So if you’re doing what they want, they’ll put your posts in front of people so that they’ll use it too.

    Pinterest can be really daunting, but if you play your cards right, you can drive massive traffic to your website or blog with it. Be consistent, use your keywords and keep posting!

    I hope this is helpful for you and if you have any questions on how to grow your Pinterest, please let me know in the comments!

    (see how I added the keyword “how to grow your Pinterest” in there – that’s a secret example of how to use SEO!)

    XO,

    Kaylin

  • 72 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

    72 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her

    One of the most fun gifts to put together is a Christmas Stocking. If you need some ideas to get that stocking full, here are over 70 stocking stuffer ideas for the women in your life! Stocking stuffers are also great for last minute gifts or when you don’t know what to get someone. get a bunch of small things and put them together in a bag or cute basket!

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    1. Electric lighter – best purchase I’ve ever made.
    2. The Kristen Ess Perfume lasts forever and is under $30
    3. Claw Clips
    4. Nail Polish – Essie gel is the best out there
    5. A cute sleeping mask
    6. Bath bombs
    7. Under eye masks – My favorite are these from Sky Iceland and they usually go on sale
    8. A good book – I’m really into The Guest List right now
    9. These beanies from Slouch Headware make a great gift in general
    10. A scarf – if you REALLY need to stuff the stocking
    11. Luggage tag for the world traveller
    12. Personalized coasters
    13. Catchall tray with their initials
    14. Wine stopper – the possibilities here are endless and these can be super personal
    15. Coffee mug
    16. Hand cream – Target usually has cute travel sized ones around the Holidays!
    17. Stainless steel straws, bonus points if they come with a case like these
    18. Bath salts
    19. Chocolate/candy
    20. A bottle of matches is great for your hostess friend
    21. Candle snuffer
    22. Candle wick clippers
    23. Gold cheese knife set for that one friend who always brings a cheeseboard to the party
    24. Jade roller
    25. Scrunchies
    26. Leather key chain
    27. Leather phone strap
    28. Personalized phone card case
    29. Letter stickers they can stick on anything
    30. AirPods case
    31. Face masks (the good for your skin kind)
    32. Manual coffee grinder for the coffee snob in your life
    33. A good bag of coffee from a local coffee shop
    34. Napkin holder
    35. Cute napkins
    36. Personalized pill case
    37. Jewelry cleaner
    38. Cozy socks
    39. Cuticle oil
    40. Travel mirror – this one has a light which is great!
    41. Travel hairbrush (it’s a thing)
    42. Phone ring light
    43. Shower speaker
    44. This handmade ring dish from Susan Gordon Pottery
    45. This 4 in one makeup brush is maybe one of the best things that’s ever been in my stocking
    46. I swear by these wine filters. They keep my face from getting flush and prevent hangovers!
    47. Ice roller – it might sound silly but everyone needs one
    48. Gold name necklace
    49. Gold initial necklace
    50. Birthstone ring
    51. Fidget ring
    52. State necklace
    53. Chapstick
    54. The earring company Studs is a great option! They have really cute single stud earrings that make a perfect stocking stuffer!
    55. Bottle of wine, with a custom label
    56. Travel jewelry case
    57. Custom name earrings
    58. Face masks (the kind that aren’t good for your skin, these silk ones are the best!)
    59. Gift cards
    60. Tappered candles (for your hostess friend who always throws a good party)
    61. Gold beaded bracelets
    62. Sunglass chain
    63. Gold mask chain
    64. Cable organizers
    65. Lip mask
    66. Dry shampoo– The Living Proof one is THE BEST.
    67. iPhone stand
    68. Leather gloves – these are 60% off right now!
    69. Phone case
    70. Portable charger
    71. Makeup remover wipes
    72. Fun earrings

    xoxo,

    Kaylin

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  • 3 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas (With a FREE Printable!)

    3 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas (With a FREE Printable!)

    I usually never decorate for Halloween. I’m more of a fall/pumpkin decor kinda gal. But, I wanted to do at least a little something this year without spending too much (well really any) money. And so, these 3 cheap diy halloween decor ideas were born. They’re also all super easy!

    1. Flying Bats

      This one is my favorite! To create these I used a bat icon on Canva.com, and cut it out on construction paper using my Cricut. If you don’t have a Cricut you can also just print out an image of a bat and use it as an outline to cut them out by hand on black construction paper. I also made tiny bats to use in the guest bathroom!

    2. Tassel Ghosts

    Another super super easy idea. All you do is use a tassel maker to make white tassels and then add eyes! SO easy! I used a sharpie but you could also glue on construction paper or anything else really! After I made all the tassels, I strung them together and hung just below my TV.

    3. Free Halloween Printables

    My all time favorite decor hack is using matted picture frames. You can change out the photo inside for every season or holiday making it super versatile! I have these cheap pictures frames from Amazon and they’re great! I like this particularly because the backs are easy to get off, so changing out the photos isn’’t hard on your nails.

    I made these printables in canva at a size 5”x8” and simply printed them out on cardstock and put them in my frames. Viola! You can create your own super easily or download my free printables here.

    If you re-create any of these please tag me on Instagram @kaylin_jeanette. I’d love to see your own creations!

    Xo,

    Kaylin