Holiday Gift Guide 2014

It’s is that time of year again! Whether you are toughing out the madness with the other Black Friday shoppers, or taking the restful route through online shopping, but still in the “what should i get them?” zone, you’ve come to the perfect place! Below are Holiday Gift Guides for Her and Him – helping to make your buying decisions a little less stressful this holiday season! Enjoy!

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1. Taylor Swift Inspired Song Lyric Candle, $17, NandNDesigns
2. Best Bitches Handstamped Friendship Bracelets, $20, RadLion
3. Pile Jacket With Sequins, $79.95, H&M
4. Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Album, $15.99, Target
5. ArdaMarie Jewelry, Costs Vary, ArdaMarie
6. Tannery LA Bags, Costs Vary, Tannery LA
7. On The Rocks Be Legendary Lipgloss Set, $20, Smashbox
8. Sogno Bello Coin Necklace, $49, Urban Outfitters
9. ‘Yes Please’ by Amy Poehler, $17.65, Barnes & Nobles

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1. CPO Russo Quilted Shirt Jacket, $99, Urban Outfitters
2. ‘Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People’ by Matt Hoyle, Amazon
3. Derek Jeter Candle Yankees MLB, $17, NandNDesigns
4. Karsoni Foosball Table, $99, Fab
5. FujiFilm X UO Custom Colored Mini 8 Instax Camera , $100, Urban Outfitters
6. Herschel Supply Co. Little America Weather Backpack, $99, Urban Outfitters
7. Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer-Making Kit, $40, Anthropologie
8. Nixon Time Teller P Watch, $60, Urban Outfitters
9. Dollar Shave Club Membership, Costs Vary, Dollar Shave Club

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Healthy App Idea: Baked Apples

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Happy Thanksgiving lovelies!! I hope you all had a day filled with family, friends, and feasting. Thanksgiving has always been my fave holiday because it makes me feel warm & blessed, and I love nothing more than being surrounded by all of my favorite people. I’m so thankful for this beautiful world and my humble life full of happy little moments.❤️

That aside, let’s take a moment to cherish our healthy bodies. This app is AMAZING and super healthy and requires only two ingredients. I make these all year long, but they’re perfect for the holidays!

Here’s how:

♥Grab as many apples as you’re hungry for.
♥Slice the apples into super thin slices (the thinner, the crispier).
♥Place apple slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon.
♥Put in the oven on 350° or until golden brown and crispy!
♥ENJOY

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Got your own healthy app ideas? Share in the comments below or tag us on instagram @halfsiesblog for a chance to have your recipe featured on the blog!

Street Style: Kimono & Body Chain

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Sending out this inspo to all the darlings stuck in the cold this week! It’s still sunny in LA, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! With Thanksgiving around the corner, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we stash our cut-off shorts and start nomming on the pumpkin pie. I’m lovin’ this look because it features two pieces that I knowww I’ll be wearing all winter long: body chains (YES) & kimonos (think paired over a long sleeve, under a leather jacket, or with denim tied in!).

Would you wear a body chain?? How do you incorporate body chains into your look?? Share below or tag us on insta @halfsiesblog for a chance to be featured!

Healthy App Idea: Stuffed Peppers

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Fall festivities and holiday parties are just around the corner! In an effort to stay slim, healthy, and happy this holiday season, I’ll be posting a series of “Healthy App Ideas” throughout November / December! Serve these bad boys as options for your guests, and they’ll stay satisfied and healthy, without filling up before getting to the main course! Plus, these options are super easy to make and delicious to the most picky palates.

This recipe follows a simple 2-step approach:

1. Half peppers and line on a baking sheet

2. Mix crumbled cheese with diced tomatoes! Use whatever cheese you prefer – I like a mix of feta and creamy goat cheese!

That’s it! Use your fingers or a small spoon to stuff the peppers with your cheesy-tomato mix, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes on 350°

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Street Style: Classic Fall Fashion

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Every year as temps start to drop, I hunt for looks that will keep me warm without compromising style. I love this look because it’s simple and perfect for day-to-night versatility! The warm knit sweater adds an element of casual comfort to an otherwise polished glam, and gets bonus points for being comfy + warm. If you’re looking for a sleeker look, opt for a leather jacket in place of the sweater! The peep-toe booties have a flair that’s flirty and fun, but switch them out for knee-high boots in cooler weather! Tie the whole look together with romantic curls and simple makeup.

Get the look:

◊ Shoes – Stuart Weitzman ◊
◊ Jeans – JBrand ◊
◊ Top – Vince Camuto ◊
◊ Sweater – Forever 21 ◊

Tannery LA x Arda Marie

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetLos Angeles based designers and sisters, Carine (left) and Arda (right) founded a boutique line of bags and jewelry, which initially began as an outlet of self expression, eventually leading to the establishment of Arda Marie Jewelry and Tannery LA. Each of the collections are filled with simple and versatile pieces — leathers, stones, and metallics, that are great for any occasion! Be sure to check out their work at Unique LA in December!

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Instagram: @TanneryLA and @ardamarie