VIDEO: My favorite holiday gifts to give the ones I love (for under $75) with Minnetonka

Hello lovelies!

How are ya? Happy HOLIDAYS. I want this month to slowwwww down. Truly! We need to cherish this time of cheer and love and shopping...hehe.

Make sure to pace yourself, drink lots of water and take time to chill. For shopping though, I got you COVERED. Sharing the best gifts, when you're on a budget.

First though, I need to say that so often times people ask, "Do you actually use the products you talk about on your blog". 

Well, yes 100x yes. 

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But with this collab, it's REAL SPECIAL. Firstly, because I am wearing my Minnetonka Slippers right this second with a big sweater, hair in a bun, no makeup and with Justin's gym shorts on. It's my happy place.  

My feet are so happy, warm, cozy, SAFE. I mean the second i walk in the door, it's bra off, Minnetonka's ON.

Just ask Justin. He even said he LOVES moccasins the other day :). Well good thing because that's what he'll be getting for Christmas y'all. 

I was first introduced to Minnetonka in college, when I saw one of my now besties, Gemma wearing her moccasins and leggings to class. Ever since then, I've had a pair of the Kilty Hardsole, and worn them around the house, to and from class (in college) and now to workout classes. Plus anytime I want to mix up my booties during cozy fall and wintertime. 

I always feel like when the holidays come around I draw a blank with creative ideas for gifts for the family. I want to give them something unexpected, that they'll use - that's also unique to me. 

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Does that make sense?

Meaning that I want the gift to be something they love but also that only I can think of for them, utilizing my unique perspective.

So being able to give them each a pair of moccasins is going to be AMAZING. Plus considering the fact that each of them are between $40 - $75?

I mean, DONE.

I've had my OG Minnetonka's for at least 3 years now, and they are still kicking! They don't smell (ha), the bottoms are practically perfect. They've survived 3 cities and 2 moves. 

In this video I am sharing the my three NEW favorite pairs of Minnetonka, and a few ways to style them to give you some inspo. It's quick, it's fun and the music is good (royalty free, of course!) 

In each outfit, I am wearing with a my favorite cozy sweaters, different pant styles or leggings, and with each they all create very different vibes which I love. All still cute none the less. There is nothing that completes the look like these shoes if you're going for seasonal style.

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What I'm wearing on my little feetsies in this post and video:

Kilty Hardsole in Black

Cally in Cinnamon

Thunderbird Softsole in Black


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Which I am giving to my family this year:

Justin will be getting the Sheepskin Softsole Mocs in Tan ($67.95 - perrrrfect).

My mom will be getting the Cally Slippers in Stone ($39.95, I mean come ON). 

My mom will love these to wear around the house, her feet are always cold, and she needs a pair to rock with all the athleisure that she rocks, HA.

My sister will be getting the Margot Bootie in Taupe (on sale for $59.96)

These guys are SO CUTE! I LOVE the bit of a heel, with jeans, shorts, dresses, I mean...trying to get a pair for myself RN actually...

I am also going to get two pairs for Justin's parents :). I just asked him the sizes, and his mom (who we call Mo) will get the Chesney in Cinnamon - perfect for just slipping on - $39.95 - and they seem so expensive).

His dad, who we call Po will get the Double Bottom Fleece in Brown ($49.95!) 

Besides that, for Christmas I'll give my friends some gifts like journals, notes and small things...Justin is getting something else, but other than that I am done! :) I keep it easy. and simple and it feels SO GOOD to be done for everyone, to give them something they will love all for under $350 total. 

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EXCITING RIGHT? Holidays, I GOT YOU.

Will keep you posted on the reaction from the fam this holiday. It's so exciting!

Let me know how you'd style your Minnetonka's too, would love to get some inspo from ya!

xo

Krista

*This post is done in partnership with Minnetonka - all opinions are my own. 

Celebrating 4 years with BAE feat. Billabong (Warhol Surf Collection)

Hi you!

What's happening?

How are ya?

Hope the weekend was GOOD. 

So big news at the peanut household (ha) we're celebrating our 4 year anniversary this week (not sure the exact day of course) but we'll be doing a low key dinner at our favorite burger place (great options for both of us and it's super cheap, LOL).

Nothing crazy just spending time together, we also did a beach day (here) reppin' this rad Warhol Surf Collection for Billabong.

When I think about Justin and our relationship, the past 4 years have (over anything) been SO MUCH FUN.

The key (for me) to being in a long term relationship isn't taking anything too seriously, and to have FUN. 

Yes, he's there for me when I need, and does all that cute shit girls love, but 99% of the time when we are hanging out we're making fun of one another, laughing and playing.

I know that when people used to tell me, you need to date your best friend, I understood it, but I didn't understand it until living with J for so long.

There's so much going on, in both of our lives, I just want someone to come home to and laugh with. I need someone to support my vision, to support me working 99% of the time, to love to travel, and to enjoy 9 PM bed times.

Anyone else?

Oh and did I say we're always laughing?

Plus he ain't bad to look at, right? :) 

This weekend at the beach, Justin and I wore the Warhol Surf collection, because #VeniceBeach and I was IN LOVE with his threads. 

The shorts, are the perfect length, they hit right above the knee and the palms are classic, but not cheesy. 

The short sleeve button down, we're both such FANS. Cut just right, and good for summertime it's a refreshing take on the short sleeve. Cute right?

He also got the long sleeve, because for most days he's wearing a soft long sleeve shirt, especially to the beach.

Oh and me? 

I got this tie-dye one piece, and y'all know I'M ALL ABOUT THE ONE PIECE. It's a 90's vibe throw back and right now feels so sexy to me. 

It covers everything you need, is super comfortable and I love how this is cut. Super low in the back, and it's cut high on the thigh. 

(BTW it's REAL HARD TO SHOOT IN BATHING SUITS. LET ME TELL YA IT WAS A HARD DAY. HA).

But anyway, super beach-y, oh so Cali.

I LOVE Billabong but this collection gets Cali summertime RIGHT. For both you and your man! 


What I'm wearing in this post:

Billabong Warhol Surf Collection Sweatshirt (super soft and comfy)

Billabong Warhol Surf Collection One-Piece (I am in LOVE with this. It's super sexy, flattering, and comfortable. I love how low the back is!)



Oh and you know Liketknowit? The app where you can screenshot whatever someones wearing? I have mine, here but lately, Justin keeps texting me, YOU BETTER LIKE IT TO KNOW IT! and it's making me WEAK.

I can't. Making fun of blogger life makes me LOL. 

Anyway, what's your relationship secret guys? Also, loving the one pieces lately right?

Have the best week!

xoxo

Krista

Holidays with yo hunnie: What to get the man in your life for Christmas

Seasons Greetings my babes! Now that we're in full Christmas season swing, we need to discuss something important!

What to get ya man for Christmas!

Boyfriend, brother, father, best guy friend, guy you've been stalking on instagram for the past few months now....

Whoever! It's important to actually get them something they want and will use. I thought I'd leverage my boyfriend, Justin to get good ideas :).

If you don't know, this is Justin, he's my 4 year running roommate, love, and best friend. He is sweet, kind, funny, and super CHILL. 

Of all his endearing qualities, Justin has dope style. I cannot shop for him or take any credit for the way he dresses, because I don't think he actually wants to wear anything I get him. 

But he dresses well.

He's always a bit ahead of the curve, not wearing short sleeve polo shirts that his mom just bought him when he was 15 at TJ Maxx (no hate on TJ's tho!) 

I mean, I never thought I'd date someone with good style, TBH.

Added bonus.

So I had Justin pick out some dope threads for guys for Christmas, or even just as a nice thing to do. I mean a guy dressing well also benefits you, right?

I feel like most guys are still wearing their college t-shirts and baggy jeans, no? I can't hate 'em because its' practical but the men need an upgrade sometimes (most times) and we need to be there to give it to them!

Let me know what you think! Any other guys style questions? ASK AWAY.


Stores to shop

Supreme: Streetwear, that's dope. ONLY NY: A favorite for t-shirts and hats. A beach-ier vibe. Common Projects: Really quality clothes and the best shoes. Undefeated: Best shoe selection there is. Stussy: Very street, so keep that in mind!Vans: Justin wears the F out of his Vans. They are such good everyday shoes.Urban Outfitters: One of my favorites for men's. Pac Sun: Randomly, it's so on point with clothes for men.Nordstrom: Good for accessories and nicer itemsNotre Shop: On the more expensive side, but quality goods that last forever. Vince: Good classic men's clothes that will LAST. 



What to buy this year for Christmas:

Men's Bombers: They fit well and are a super cool way to look fashionable, fast. 

Joggers: Super comfortable and a way to wear skinny jeans that's not too stuffy.

Scalloped Bottom Shirts: Having scalloped buttons, and a larger collar can make a mans chest look broader and bigger. Super flattering I swear.

Grown Up Briefcase: So key for your 9-5 man. 

A Nice Tie: Always a classic, it's a nice way to spice up their stocking stuffer

Weekender Travel Bag: Something they don't know they need, this they will use during weekend getaways with you!

Classic Wallet: I feel like every man uses an old wallet, it's time to upgrade!

Toiletries Bag: I needed one of these, and realized that Justin does too. A classic that they'll use everyday. 

Apple Watch: On the more expensive side :) he'll love you FOREVER! 


Shop best gifts: 


Or, as a last idea, my friends, I would do a trip or an active present! I am doing a trip with Justin, we're going up the Pacific Coast staying at hotels and airbnb's all the while. I'll be documenting and sharing it with you, of course. But instead of buying something we're doing experiences :)

What are you planning to get the man in your life? Anything I missed?

Happy HOLIDAYS!

xoxo

Krista