My Stocking: Simply Gourmet in Southie

I am so excited to be back for Jaime’s annual “My Stocking Series” this year!
Every December I look forward to creating my stocking and this year was so easy since there are quite a few items on my list. All of my items won’t fit in an actual stocking but I sure would be happy to receive any these for the holidays this year! Pottery Barn has the best stockings. Hands down.

1. Tory Burch perfume from Sephora: I love Tory Burch purses and shoes and was excited when she launched a perfume! I just ran out of the scent I was using from Express so it is perfect timing to try this one out. Have any of you tried it yet? Do you like it?
2. MAC Pro Longwear Lipcream in Positively Dashing: A friend of mine had this color lipcream with her over the summer and all of my friends and I tried it on. It looked good on ALL of us which never happens! I have been meaning to purchase it but it definitely makes for a great stocking stuffer! It is a great day or night color and I like to dress it up with a little bit of gloss on top.
3. Ray Ban customizable Aviator sunglasses: I love aviator style sunglasses and have about a million of the cheap $10 pairs from the convenience store. When I found out you could totally customize a pair with Ray Ban I knew it was something I had to check out. They have a bunch of different frame and lens color options to suit every taste and style. I went with black frames and a gradient blue polarized lens.
4. White Jambox Bluetooth speaker: A friend of mine officiated our other friends wedding last month and as a gift they gave him this awesome wireless bluetooth speaker. We used it that night during the afterparty and it got great sound and had such a sleek look to it. I love the white on white color scheme but if you head to their website you can customize these speakers with any color combo you like!
5. KitchenAid Pro Line Dicing Food Processor: I love to cook and am constantly using my food processor to create recipes I share on my blog. My current food processor is getting old so I think it is time for an upgrade! I love all KitchenAid appliances (especially my stand mixer!!) so I figured why not go all out and ask for the pro series food processor!? Now both of my KitchenAid appliances will match in color and in quality!

Thank you again to Jaime for having me back this year to be part of her annual “My Stocking Series”! I had so much fun putting together this list and am looking forward to see what everyone has in their stockings :)

Happy Holidays!

Thank you, Emily! Check out her blog: Simply Gourmet in Southie.

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My Stocking: Scavengenius

1. necklace: I'm not very much into horoscope and this kind of things, but I could be if that meant finding this taurus necklace inside my stocking on December 25th! The charm is just so cute, I love it!
2. polaroid cameraI'm crazy about taking pictures, with both my iPhone and my real camera. But I never get to print any of my pictures... I have a vintage Polaroid camera, but unfortunately it doesn't work properly anymore. This one would live in my bag so I could not only keep snapping pictures everywhere I go but also have them in print instantaneously!
3. boarding pass: A boarding pass to anywhere warm would pretty much be one of the best gifts! Winter in Boston can be though, specially on this Brazilian girl. If I could go somewhere warm for just a few days in February, I would be so very happy and it would make the next freezing months a little more bearable.
4. cashmere stoleI recently discovered Cuyana, and I love their "Fewer, better things" philosophy. I've been trying really hard to live up to it and this cashmere stole would fit great in my currant wardrobe and help keep me warm during the upcoming freezing months here in Boston.
5. wall knobIs it weird to have this on my list? Maybe just a little? I remember growing up and hearing all the married ladies saying they would be so mad if they got gifts for the house for their birthdays or Christmas. I love gifts for the house and since we're in this organizational spree, these cute knobs would be great on our bedroom wall for bags and coats.

Thanks, Ana, for sharing your stocking!

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My Stocking: Pretty Pieces

Today, Lauren from Pretty Pieces shares what is in her Chrismukkah stocking.

Merry Chrismukkah everyone! Ever since I started celebrating Christmas with my bf and his family, I've looked forward to those little stocking stuffers. There are always such great gift sets of many of my favorite products, so I always make sure to ask for ones like the Bare Minerals kissing booth lip gloss set or the L'Occitane hand cream set. Holiday special editions are another favorite and this year's Bobbi Brown eye palette is on point. All the festive holiday candles have the best scents like this vanilla snowflake one from Bath & Body Works. Lastly, I've been obsessed with dark green this season, so these earrings from Kendra Scott would be perfect.

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My Stocking: Pop & Circumstance

Today's My Stocking is from Becky behind Pop & Circumstance. Check out her shop of affordable vintage finds.

Stockings are one of my favorite part of the holiday! Small gifts are fun to wrap, to give, and to receive, and you can get a little more creative than with big presents. This year I'm keeping my wish list a bit on the woodsy side. Here's what's on my list...


1. Tree in a JarVessel Candle Co's "Tree in a Jar" is still my favorite holiday candle to date. It's crisp, fresh, and makes the whole house smell wonderful. Better yet...it's handmade here in Boston by Sarah and Ari, the duo behind Vessel Candle Co. Shopping local is the best! Their candles are available at Crompton Collective in Worcester or in their etsy shop. 
2. Buffalo Check Wool Zip Top PouchOh man - I'm a sucker for buffalo plaid. If I see something in the classic red and white check pattern, in most cases it gets immediately added to the wish list. This little wool pouch from C. Wonder is the perfect size to corral your small accessories and cary as is, or toss into a larger purse. 
3. Twisted Twig Measuring SpoonsWho could resist this cute little measuring set? I love when household items that are purely functional are beautifully designed as well. This would also make a wonderful hostess gift. Tis' the season! 
4. Custom Leather Luggage TagI got married at the end of August and am looking for an excuse to add my new monogram to everything. This hand-stamped tag fits the bill! It's a simple way to brand your bag or suitcase. 
5. Appalachian Mountain Club Huts "Gift Certificate"The AMC doesn't actually offer gift certificates, but a little cash to be put towards an overnight stay in one of their huts is high on my list this year. While it's great to have physical presents to open on Christmas Day, experiences tend to be priceless and way more memorable. And what could be better to look forward to than a spring hike and overnight mountain stay? 


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My Stocking: The Short and the Sweet of It

Happy Friday! Today, the duo Kirby & Alexa behind The Short and the Sweet of It share what they want in their stocking.

StockingThis Tassle Fringe Stocking from Anthropologie reminds us of a Moroccan wedding blanket.
1. MatchesThese Weekday matches are so fun!
2. Jonathan Adler Candle: Jonathan Adler makes the best candles. This Champagne Pop Candle is so festive!
3. Picture frame: It's about time we got some photos developed and into frames. This one is gorgeous. 
4. iPhone Case: This Ban.do iPhone case in Colorblock Mermaid is so chic. We're loving the unexpected color combination of mint and gold.

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