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My Holiday List of Favorite Things!

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Places to Go, People to See from Kate Spade

It’s only one week until Thanksgiving, can you believe it? The holiday season is really sneaking up on me! Each holiday, one of the things I love to do is make lists of the perfect gifts for the people in my life – including friends, family, and clients! I search out the best sources and fun unique ideas to make the holidays brighter for the people who are on my gift lists.

This year, I thought it would be fun to bring you some of my favorite things – the go-to gifts that are perfect for anyone on your list! That includes the fantastic new book from Kate Space, Places to Go, People to See, which is part travel guide, part fashion photography, and a whole lot of style!

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T earrings from Tory Burch

I also love jewelry, and the iconic T earrings from Tory Burch are among my favorite things to wear (might have something to do with the initial, right)?. But I also love to give them to others. And this year, Tory Burch is also offering an amazing fretwork necklace that contains a surprise – a solid perfume that smells fantastic!

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Tory Burch solid perfume necklace

I’m also loving the copper and rose gold trend right now and this open-work cuff by Sabine is a gorgeous look in warm metal.

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Sabine Cuff Bracelet

Anyone who knows me knows that I love kelly green – it’s one of my signature colors! So I adore this python embossed clutch in that fab color from GiGi New York!

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GiGi New York

I also love a little bling – who doesn’t during the holidays? This Ted Baker embellished sweater in a gorgeous shade of blue is perfect for those parties and events for the holiday season! I think this color should have been the Patone Color of 2014.

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Ted Baker Embellished Sweater

If smelling great is on your holiday to do list, Kate Spade’s Live Color Fully Scent is fresh and fun all wrapped into one! Not only is the fragrance fantastic, but the packaging is gorgeously bright and bold!

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Kate Spade’s Live Color Fully

Of course I also have some favorite items for the home, too! Not only is home decor my business, it’s my passion – and I’m a real homebody in my personal time, too! I love to curl up with a good book at home by the fire, and these Ralph Lauren throws are perfect for snuggling.

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Throws

Cooking is another of my favorite things to do at home, and when there’s a crowd for Thanksgiving dinner, nothing is better than this multi-tiered rack from Williams-Sonoma. It saves space and time! It makes my oven a work-a-holic just like me. Ha!

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Williams-Sonoma Baking Rack

This glowing solid copper tray is another fave from Williams-Sonoma – perfect for serving drinks at a Christmas cocktail party! And you look like you are right on trend with all the copper I’ve been seeing at market.

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Williams-Sonoma Solid Copper Tray

This scented candle from Diptyque is a fantastic scent for winter months. My favorite year-round Diptyque scent is Fig, but for the Chilly season of the year, it’s Feu de Bois with the smell of a warm wood fire!

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Diptyque’s Feu de Bois

For the fabulous men in my life, How about great accessories like this handsome plaid scarf or the sophisticated Michael Kors watch!

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Michael Kors Scout Men’s Watch

And of course I can’t forget my favorite holiday gift this year for the kiddos on your list! My daughter is all about shoes (wonder where she got that?!), so these Clarks Snugglehugs boots will be perfect for sledding this year. They’re cozy and fun and go with the great sled she got from Santa last year. And I hear we’re in for a lot of snow in Arkansas this winter, so these will be perfect. Wahooo!

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Clarks Snugglehugs for Girls

So there you have it – my list of favorite gifts for this holiday season! Soon I’ll be telling you what I hope Santa gives me this year. But for now, I hope you found a present or two while you were looking through these photos! If you would like to see MORE of my favorite things, go to my pinboard by clicking here!

What’s on your list for this holiday season? Tell me in the comments what you have planned! Good luck as you count down to the Thanksgiving festivities next week and then on to many Happy Holidays. The New Year is almost here!

xo,

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Perfect Hostess Gifts

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Bowl by Vietri

I love parties, especially during the holiday season! It’s so festive to dress up and go out to a friend’s house to celebrate and have fun. But I also know that it’s a LOT of hard work for those who host the parties, so I like to always arrive at the front door with a little token of my appreciation.

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Wine tools by Kate Spade

Hostess gifts are a long-standing tradition in the South, and are usually thoughtful items for the home or small tokens specifically selected for the host. Among my favorite gifts are small accessories, like the gorgeous bowl from Vietri, or the fun wine tool set from Kate Spade. Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 4.07.01 PM

Molton Brown gift pack

And what hostess wouldn’t like to relax the next day with some fabulous products from Molton Brown? You can also consider chocolates, a yummy scented candle, or something that appeals to the host’s hobbies, like gardening tools or bakeware! Remember, it’s the thought you put into it that counts!

For more ideas on great hostess gifts, go to my pinboard by clicking here! You’ll be everyone’s favorite guest this holiday season!

xo,

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And the Winner Is…

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As I told you last month, I love my new Julie Lopez snakeskin shoes! And now we’ve had a random drawing to select one lucky winner to get a pair for herself!

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So, drumroll please…. The winner of a pair of Julie Lopez shoes is Cheryn Mitchell!! Congratulations! We’ll be in touch soon so you can get your own fabulous pair of pumps – or flats. There are so many choices on the website that I know you’ll have a hard time deciding.

For those of you who did not win, we still have a GREAT prize for you! Julie Lopez is extending its special 20% off discount for all of you, if you use the Tobi20 discount code at checkout. This discount will be good through this Sunday!

I hope all of you will have a fabulous weekend in a gorgeous pair of your own favorite shoes!

xo,

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Win a Pair of My New Favorite Shoes!

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I love fashion, and I like to dress stylishly when I’m working with my clients, especially because it fits my brand of Bright, Bold and Tailored. But as any working woman can tell you, running around all day in heels may look good, but it doesn’t always feel good! So I am constantly on the hunt for fabulous shoes that feel fantastic, too.

Leave it to a smart woman to design the perfect mix of form and function for footwear! Julie Lopez used her background in orthopedic nursing to design a comfort shoe that doesn’t look anything like the old “comfort shoe.” Made in Italy with Julie’s patent-pending “Comfort Technology,” these fashion-forward shoes will keep you running all day – in a good way!

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I recently wore this fun snakeskin Layla design while working at a showhouse and they felt fabulous, even after going up and down stairs and standing on my feet all day! I enjoyed them so much that I wanted to share them with YOU: Using the special code TOBI20 at checkout, you can get your own pair of Julie Lopez shoes for 20% off until Aug. 15! Check out all of the amazing designs here.

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Even better? I’m going to give away one pair of shoes to a lucky reader on Aug. 15! All you have to do is register by filling out the form to the right of this blog post – and the bonus is that you will get a free download of my Top 10 Ways to Add Style with Color! Register between now and 5pm on Aug. 14 and we will draw a name from all the entries, and will announce the winner here on the blog on Aug. 15. Trust me, you will love how comfortable these fabulous shoes are!

Good luck!

xo,

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The Wait is Over!

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After almost a year of waiting, tonight is the night! Season four is here and it’s so bittersweet. I just can’t bear to see for myself that our beloved Matthew Crawley is dead. I can’t imagine how we will survive without the handsome and romantic gent with those dreamy eyes. 

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I feel like somehow Lady Mary will manage better than we. After all, she has to keep it together, she has a baby to raise.

I know many of you just can’t get on the Downton Abbey bandwagon, but I implore you to give it a chance. Once you are bitten with the Downton bug, you will thank me, I promise.

After all, the show isn’t only beautifully filmed with gorgeous architecture and costumes, with brilliant and witty writing and better than soap opera story lines, it even plays perfectly into my life’s philosophy. See for yourself with these Downton Abbey quotes…

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The perfect mantra for my year of “ACTION”, don’t you think? I’d love to tell myself and many others to stop whining and go after what we say we really want right now! Whining–the epitome of procrastination.

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And talk about the perfect way to sum up finally finding your sweet spot! Living your passion and being your authentic self right here in a nut shell straight from Downton wisdom.

 

So cheers to all of you who are waiting impatiently for tonight’s season premier like me. And for those of you who aren’t, by all means, head straight to iTunes and get caught up whilst we start season four and enjoy a spot of tea.

xo,
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