Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

Large neutral bags are an absolute favorite of mine.  They look chic, go with everything, and are sure to fit whatever you need.  I saw this beautiful Mansur Gavriel bag on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  It's absolutely gorgeous and I can only imagine how soft that leather is.  I'm definitely swooning!

This week People released their annual Sexiest Man Alive list and it was no surprise that the oh so sexy David Beckham won the top honors.  He is a total hottie and now he has an award to prove it in case anyone wanted to contest that.  Check out People's website for lots of very sexy pictures of David!

Favorite Hairstyle Twisted Crown
I am loving this tutorial for a romantic twisted crown hairstyle.  I'm not the best at doing hair, but this looks pretty easy so I'm thinking even I could possibly pull it off.  This would look so pretty for Thanksgiving or any holiday events you have coming up.

Favorite Holiday Cookie Gilded Reindeer Cookies
These cookies from Sweetapolita are too cute and are sure to make a huge hit at any Christmas party you bring them to.  I love the gold antlers and pink noses because they add a sweet girly touch to a traditional holiday figure.  They're a gingerbread cookie (my favorite for the holidays!) decorated with royal icing and I'm sure they taste as good as they look.

Favorite Holiday Celebration Tutu Tuesdays Secret Santa Gift Exchange

This week Jordyn and I are excited to share a fun holiday project we've decided to incorporate into our weekly Tutu Tuesday Link Up. Blogging is a wonderful social outlet as it allows us to make so many new friends all over the world, we want to help bring a little holiday cheer to our blog friends with a Tutu Tuesdays Secret Santa Gift Exchange.

We want to give everyone plenty of time to sign-up as well as shop for their partner so you have one week from today to sign up to participate, then a few more weeks to purchase, wrap, package and mail your gift to another fabulous blogger friend!

What is Secret Santa?

Secret Santa is a gift exchange, in this case with other bloggers. Each participant will fill out a sign-up form listing their name, mailing address, ideal budget, likes and dislikes. Participants will be randomly assigned another partner whose survey information will be sent to them directly via email. Each participant has roughly three weeks to shop for a gift for their partner and mail the surprise. I'll be recapping my Secret Santa experience on here and on Instagram, you're welcome to share your gift too, but of course this is not a requirement.

Secret Santa Dates to Remember:

Official Sign up ends: Friday November 27th

Receive information about the budget and blogger you will be surprising: Monday, November 30th

Shop for your Secret Santa: Monday, November 30th - Friday, December 18th

Mail Secret Santa Gifts: On or before Friday, December 18th

Join in the Holiday Cheer!

Fill out the GoogleDoc Survey as completely and accurately as possible. The more information you give to your Secret Santa, the more likely you are to love your gift! Please only sign-up if you will follow through and send a gift to your assigned partner, we want everyone who signs up to receive a gift. If you do sign up and need to drop out for any reason please let Jordyn or me know prior to November 27th.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Jordyn or me! We can't wait for all of the girly-girl holiday fun to begin! Be on the lookout for an email with more details about the lucky blogger you match with November 30th. If you feel compelled to share this festive event on social media or by saving the post on Bloglovin' we would really appreciate your help getting the word out there!

What are your Friday Favorites this week?

Make sure to add me on Snapchat - @kthomp22!


  1. I wish I could do that twisted crown style on my hair but sadly I lack the skills. If it doesn't involve a flat iron or ponytail I can't do it :)

  2. LOVE that hairstyle!! I would love to do that for Thanksgiving, but I'll need to start practicing now lol.

    Also, those cookies are absolutely adorable.

  3. That bag is so pretty! I love neutral colors. I have been meaning to try out that twisted crown. I might try it for tonight.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. I am TOTALLY obsessed with that bag! It's seriously perfect! Thanks for sharing these favorites!

    XO, Rach

  5. I completely adore those sweet reindeer cookies...if only I wouldn't totally ruin them. As for David Beckham, I don't even normally like tattoos but he is so gorgeous.

  6. Those cookies look so delicious!

    Christine + Alyssa

  7. Yep I totally think David was the perfect choice. Swoon!!

  8. I totally love those reindeer cookies!!! They are so cute!!! =)

    Melanie Blog: Toots + Dill

  9. Those cookies are SO CUTE...and oh yea, so is David ;) SO excited for the exchange, love that you're hosting one!


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