Gift Guides #4 & #5 for the Fashion Fiend and the Preppy

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hey all!

another wednesday, another blog post, and since its CHRISTMAS SEASON that means its another gift guide being shared today! i’ve been hearing some fairly good feedback recently about my gift guides & i hear ya, and today i’m really sharing all different amounts and costs for the gifts for those willing to spend at totally different price points!  

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

alright! here we go!

the fashion fiend

got that one friend/family member who is always carrying ‘that’ fabulous bag? or wearing ‘those’ fabulous sunglasses or shoes? they’re always shopping for that perfect item to complete their look. lets get real, they’re HARD to shop for, good for you, i have the perfect items below.

nordstrom shopping bag ornament / mansur gavriel bucket bag / gucci ophidia suede belt bag / the daily edited monogram phone case / comme des garcon converse high tops / messika baby move pendant necklace / j.crew leopard print cotton pajamas / gucci marmont logo belt / gucci cat eye sunglasses / chloe embroidered leather zip card case / fendi baguette book / valentino garavani grande plage tote / INC fur mules 

the preppy

do you know someone who almost exclusively wears monogrammed stuff? one that went to a prep school  and struts around not just the name of their school, but their letters on all their clothing and accessories? i’ve got some amazing stuff for the PREPPY in your life!

leatherology hand painted phone case / cb station canvas monogram makeup bag / splendid pearls white freshwater pearl necklace / mark & graham sarah chloe petite signet ring / mark & graham brighton weekender bag j.crew night night short pajamas / velvet bow hairclip / mark & graham sarah chloe izara monogram necklacemansur gavriel classic suede loafers / kate spade ‘wild ones’ earrings / monogrammed s’well water  bottle / louis vuitton speedy  25 monogrammed 

it was nice sharing some more gifts with y’all, once again, happy shopping!

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Gift Guides #2 & #3 for the Ultimate Host and the Foodie

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hey all!

its christmas szn! post thanksgiving, and we’re to an official christmas countdown, 26 days till christmas eve! exciting right! its the christmas season so, as i mentioned before, i’m gonna be sharing TONS upon TONS of christmas content! so, that being said i’m sharing TWO gift guides today – one for the host and another for the foodie!

alright before we start: as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

the ultimate host

do you have that one person who always hosts the best parties? goes out of their way to  make you feel more at home in their house then you feel in yours? well i’ve got the PERFECT suggestions for you!

beyond cushions washington dc pillow skyline pillow / ban.do year  of encouragement desk calendar / urban outfitters instax picture frame / nordstrom marble cutting board / the house the pinterest built book / s’well teakwood barware set / ban.do confetti coffee mug / sesame letterpress personalized stationery / boy smells 3 scented candles set / goop x graf lantz personalized coasters / CK TC squiggle vase / anthropologie ‘let it snow’ garland 

the foodie

you know that one person in your life that cares about food! the taste, the look and let’s get real, if not a total food snob, they’re at least a TOTAL FOODIE! here are some products they might love!

sugarfina ‘happy holidays’ gift set / nordstrom french press ornament / luigi sealed containers set / ‘the beauty chef’ cookbook / 4 glass straw set / stasher reusable silicon bag / soda says x barisieur coffee & tea alarm clock / seamless & steadfast enamel gift set / great jones ‘the dutchess’ dutch oven

enjoy your day & happy shopping!

Black Friday Picks

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hey all!

i’m giving in. here  you go! some of my favorite sales today, now. 

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

forever 21

up to 80% off, shop the sale here!

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topshop 

selected lines 50% off

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glossier 

all items 20% off

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outdoor voices 

selected items 40% off

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urban outfitters 

buy one get one 50% off

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happy shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving + What I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving + What I’m Thankful For

hey all!

happy thanksgiving!

i really wanted to thank you all for being here & sticking with me along this whole journey. some people here have been with me for four years (or almost that) and supporting and loving macarons and must haves! i’m so grateful to have an audience like you guys, especially during this holiday season!

i also wanted to thank my family for always being there for me no matter how far they are from me (because for these past few months they’ve been pretty far)

thank you to my friends, both the new and the old for all their amazingness this year. i believe in all of you and you have amazing things in your futures. 

alright, eat some turkey and have a happy thanksgiving!

Gift Guides #1: The World Traveler

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hey all! 

welcome to macarons and must haves or welcome back! many of you may know that i have been blogging for four years already!! (wow) and i’ve been making gift guides for the past 2 of these years! its been amazing to share with you guys things to buy for the special people in your lives. i’ve come so far in my gift guides and i have to say that i think i’ve outdone myself this year. i’ve been working on these guides for a few weeks by now (which seems like nothing to you probably but it actually means that i’ve had a full editorial calendar and plan since SEPTEMBER, which seems a little strange i’ll give you that, but this year i really wanted to make sure all the gift guides were up and the best quality they could be so i’ve been curating all of my personal suggestions and i think i’ve gotten it perfect by now! 

as always, a note to all my readers – these gift guides do not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it and unless noted: i do not own it. all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product.

so without further ado: 

the world traveler

do you have a friend who dreams of traveling the globe? or one that already does? one that travels for business? one that travel for pleasure? this is the perfect guide for them!

slip sleepmask for beauty sleep / ugg blanket road trip set / longchamp le pliage club tote bag / s’well travel mug / apple airpods / nordstrom chevron spinner carry on suitcase / fjallraven kanken toiletry bag / fjallraven backpack / 111 places in san francisco that you must not miss / away ‘the mini’ / scratch off map

i hope that i found some stuff that y’all hadn’t thought of yet!

enjoy all & happy shopping

Must Haves: Fall & Winter Activewear

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hey all!

you guys know i’ve been solidly running since i got to school, and it has officially turned from fall into winter. i mean it SNOWED this past thursday! since we’re now in for the winter long haul, i decided today i should share some of my winter activewear pics!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we go!

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/ icebreaker vertex merino wool base layer leggings / onzie colorblock crewneck top / adidas originals fuzzy beanie / nike dry indy cutout sports bra / outdoor voices springs ankle legging / nike pro warm training tights / nike miler long sleeve running top / the north face TKA glacier gloves / the north face minna cable knit beanie / zella cozy up bomber jacket /

enjoy!

Fall Recipes – November 2018

(ALL RECIPES ARE NOT MY OWN)

hey all!

well y’all know i don’t really have fantastic access to a kitchen right now but i’ve been craving cozy and warm winter and fall based recipes all season! its gotten quite cold in DC with many days not getting warmer than 50 degrees, meaning its time for the warm comfort food we ALL know and LOVE! obviously, we’ve all got our classic fall recipes we’re always going back to but recently i was on pinterest and stumbled across a bunch of new, yummy fall recipes! now what is better than that! because i had been seeing so many that looked good, i’ve decided that today, in true fall fashion i’d post some of the BEST foods i found online!

just another reminder, i do NOT own any of these recipes, and i do not claim to, they belong to these amazing websites pasted below!

alright let’s get started!

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pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins via the novice chef

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pumpkin streusel bars via sally’s baking addiction 

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pumpkin spice waffles via lovely little kitchen

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creamy butternut squash alfredo pasta via joyful healthy eats

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parmesan roasted carrots via your home based mom 

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pie crust chips & cinnamon dip via pampered chef 

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brie + cheddar apple beer soup with cinnamon pecan oat crumble via half baked harvest 

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pumpkin pie baked oatmeal via lively table 

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brie, pear and prosciutto triangles via with salt and pepper

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roasted fall vegetable and ricotta pizza via martha stewart

enjoy & happy feasting!

xoxokatewins