Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Classy Christmas

If y'all are anything like me, you can't wait until the Holidays!  I love when I hear that first Christmas song on the radio and just the general feeling in the air.  Yeah, yeah, I know Halloween was just a few days ago, but you can't blame me! So while I am in this Christmas-y mood, I'll let y'all in on a few (this is only a fraction of my entire list) things on my Christmas list so far!

1. Triple monogram earrings- Swell Caroline
I LOVE these! I hope I can actually wait until Christmas to buy them.

2. Dotti Earrings- Swell Caroline
These are really cute and will go with just about any outfit!

3. Pineapple Earrings- Swell Caroline
What can I say? I'm a sucker for pineapples!

4. Monogrammed Travel Bag- Marley Lilly
I am in love with this bag! How classy it that!? I like that it is simple and timeless.

5. Monogrammed Scarf- Marley Lilly
I have to have one! I've been waiting for a long time!

6. Pineapple Sandals- Target
I missed out on these in the store, but I can still get them online. Yay!

7. 13" Mac Book Pro- Apple
Neil and I have been wanting one of these, and I think we are finally going to get it!

8. Monogrammed Cosmetic Bag- The Palm Gifts
I really need one of these, and I love that it has my favorite colors!
9. Monogrammed Brown or Tan Ostrich Clutch/Purse - Marley Lilly
I never thought I would want ostrich, but I am really loving it! I can't decide..brown or tan?

10. Headband - High Cotton Ties
I am liking the nautical stripes!

11. Monogrammed Jute Tote - Marley Lilly
I am going to use this when we go to the beach! I'm totally thinking ahead! I want either aqua, green or pink

12. The Official Preppy Handbook by Lisa Birnbach
I bought the "True Prep" book when it came out last year, which was a follow up to "The Official Preppy Handbook" It was written in the '80s but I still think it's a really neat book!

13. Longchamp Le pliage in Navy
I have wanted one of these forever!

14. And of course I want the usual clothes, scarves, shoes, ect.

I think I see a pattern here! I guess this Christmas is going to be my "monogram" Christmas!  Do you like/have any of these?  Do you have any monogrammed items on your Christmas list?

Before I go, I just want to say that I know it can be so easy to get wrapped up with getting and giving gifts, but I always try to find different ways to give back to those in need, and honestly, I'm one of those people who would rather give than receive. It makes me so happy to know that I helped someone.  So, this Holiday season, I hope y'all keep others less fortunate in mind, and try to do something for the greater good!

xo Julia

Once again I have some giveaway alerts for y'all! It seems like there are TONS of giveaways going on lately doesn't it!?  Hey...I'm not complain'n!

1. Hailey from Tied Together With a Smile is having a giveaway for a necklace, $25 starbucks gift card, 2 essie nail polishes AND an item of your choice from Swoozies...oooh I LOVE swoozies! Make sure to swing by her blog for your chance to enter! Thanks Hailey!

2. UGA Bama Belle is having a giveaway for a monogrammed Marley Lilly scarf! Make sure to check out her blog for your chance to win! Thanks girl!

3. Mrs. S over at Everything Girly and Beyond is having a giveaway for an amazing E.L.F. eyeshadow palette and lip gloss set. Sail over to her blog to enter! Thanks Mrs. S!!


  1. Half of my wish list is from Swell Caroline, too. I love your monogrammed picks, and the High Cotton Ties headband is super cute! I also love your statement about giving! xo

    PS Thank you for the sweet definitely made my day!

  2. Oh I just LOVE everything on your list, definitely stealing some of these ideas :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  3. i am in love with those new monogrammable marley lilly clutches. i want one so bad!

    ps. maybe you will win the scarf in my marley lilly giveaway!


  4. LOVE those gift ideas. :) Really helps with my sister. Thanks girl!

    Id love for you to follow my blog, let me know and Ill be sure to follow you back!

    Cant wait,