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Gift Guide: The Hostess

Next up on the gift guide, a handful of goodies for those hosting your parties this year! Whether it’s a small get together or an all out NYE party, you may not want to show up empty handed after all the work that they’ve put in. New hand towels, oven mitts and wine glasses would rarely go unused and it’s likely that your host gets a lot of use out of aprons and measuring cups, so gorgeous, updated options would surely be appreciated. What’s great about all of these is that you could even stock up on a few items to have on hand so you aren’t rummaging for ‘that perfect gift’ at the last moment. By this point though, you likely know the parties you have lined up for the next month so you can select the gift that will match best with your hostess’s taste.


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Ohh, the mint vest. You guys didn’t think you had seen the last of her here, did you? This time I went for a more dressed down version which fits my lifestyle quite well. I just have to watch that baby spit up! As much as I lean towards gray and muted colors during the winter months, I love that this vest takes me in the opposite direction. Ballet flats add a feminine touch as does the jeweled belt. Overall a casual look that makes a big statement.

One other thing to briefly note. Although I have it tucked in here, this shirt is actually tunic length which makes it perfect for layering. You may want to grab yourself one!








Details: CeCe by Cynthia Steffe vest c/o / LOFT shirt / LOFT denim / Steve Madden shoes / Belt (similar)