My Favorite Holiday Party Dresses

My Favorite Holiday Party Dresses

November 16, 2018
4 Easy Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Recipes
Gift Guide: For the Hostess

Gift Guide: For the Hostess

November 14, 2018

My Favorite Holiday Party Dresses

November 16, 2018

These holiday party dress are so glamorous! - M Loves M @marmar

We’re already at that time of year! Can you believe it?! It’s time for all the glitz, glamour, and sparkle that comes with holiday party dresses! One of the things I love so much about the holiday season is getting the chance to dress up. We don’t get it enough, I don’t think. Especially in Southern California where our style skews more casual. Every year we have a holiday party at our house and this year I think I’m really going to encourage everyone to dress up in their favorite holiday party dress. Why not, right?! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday dresses below, like this stunning wine and gold brocade dress. It’s not maternity and I sized up but I think it would look even better without a bump, and probably be a bit more comfortable. {Note to self: It’s time to give up dresses with zippers!} I’m also sharing the holiday party dress I am dying to wear!! You might know which one I mean!

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4 Easy Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Recipes

November 15, 2018

I love these easy Thanksgiving side recipes! - M Loves M @marmar

Who else is getting so excited that Thanksgiving is one week from today?! Ah I can’t believe it! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about being together with family/friends, reflecting on our blessings, and enjoying some yummy food! I got several messages from readers looking for easy recipes to make, so I thought I would put together this post with 4 Easy Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides. I’m not yet at the hosting stage of Thanksgiving {maybe next year!} but I always try to contribute by bringing a dish. Most of the time, it’s a veggie dish or an appetizer. I got you covered on both fronts! I hope this post is helpful for you as you’re doing your last minute planning and preparations.

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Gift Guide: For the Hostess

November 14, 2018

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Gift Guide: For the Hostess

With Thanksgiving almost a week away I’ve been thinking a lot of about entertaining and home decor, in general. I wanted to start off my 2018 Gift Guides with one for the hostess. We all have that special lady in our life who knows how to throw a really good party! She’s basically the Martha Stewart of your friend group and knows her way around a chic table setting. Whether you simply want to give her a holiday gift this year or don’t want to show up empty-handed at her fabulous New Year’s Eve party, you’ll have to find the perfect gift for your hostess!

Honestly I think hostess gifts are one of the easier ones to check off my list. Why? To start, they clearly are passionate about entertaining, but it isn’t so specific of a hobby that you have to be an expert on the subject to know what would make a good gift. Secondly, the perfect hostess gifts also happen to be really darn cute. I mean look at these adorable bread printed accent plates or these cute dog inspired dishtowels!

A great cheese board or serving tray is something you can pick up in almost any home store (or Target!). You can also gift her something that makes her job as a hostess easier, like this chic wine cooler that will look great on display and keep wine perfectly chilled. Speaking of wine, she would have a blast making mulled wine with this easy kit! And even if she already has some, I’m sure she’d appreciate a few extra champagne coupes on hand for future parties. I love that these coupes have a monogram on them, they would be such a sweet gift for newlyweds too!

One of my favorite gifts to give the hostess with the mostess is this book, All in Good Taste, from Kate Spade. It’s full of great entertaining tips and will look so pretty on her coffee table. Plus, Kate Spade offers the most gorgeous free gift wrapping when you shop in store. I’d pair this book with these yummy truffles because, considering how hard she works, she deserves a little treat just for her!

I wanted to include some small items in this guide that would be super affordable to keep on hand for any last minute hostess gifts. These pretty matches come in a few fun shades, a foodie will love this unique salt set, and who wouldn’t want to drink their morning coffee out of this adorable mug?!

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I am so so so excited to share my first gift guide of the season! Are there any must-have hostess gifts I missed?! Until I release more holiday gift guides, you can check out my past ones here. Many of them are still shoppable!

Also, I’m so excited to be doing a giveaway with all of my gift guides this season! I have some amazing ones planned including products from brands like Kate Somerville, Origins, Smashbox, Bare Minerals, etc. Each giveaway will retail for over $100, some far above! All you have to do to enter is 1). Leave a comment below with which gift guide you want to see next. Tell me who is impossible to shop for on your list so I can help you out! And 2). Subscribe to my newsletter! Easy peasy, right? Stay tuned for more to come!

xox