Today I’m sharing some of my favorite cold weather essentials that are getting me through the season in comfort and style. What follows is a smorgasborg of some serious must-haves for fall/winter – even though as I write this it’s a sunny 76 degrees outside! So Cal climate during the holidays is completely confusing to the senses.

If you follow me on Instagram you already know I love a good bargain. And, you also know that I love me some Gucci and all the other designers we lust after. So knowing when to save and when to splurge is key. Hunting for deals is almost as fun as actually owning that new bag, shoes, or dress. And, when I hunt down a good deal, you best believe I’m sharing it with you!

Below you’ll find some of this season’s must-haves and a few indulgences I could not live without, most of which are under $50! 

SPLURGE ESSENTIALS 

So you know I finished my holiday shopping early this year, but then I went a little crazy and decided to reward myself for that accomplishment (if you can call it that!). I went ahead and bought myself a few items that I felt I could not live without, but I rationalize them as necessity. Hence a splurge essential. Lort – I might need to find a support group for this one. Nonetheless, I am passing along some incredible deals I sourced that you might not want to pass up yourself!

If you’re taking a trip up to the snow or just need a new warm puffer, this is the one! It’s currently on super sale (under $50) – linked here.

Romeo & Juliet Puffer Coat

You should always have a pair of rain boots in your closet, even if you live in Southern California. These ah-mazing leopard print Coach rain boots are a super find at 75% off! I’d run to grab these before someone else does! Seriously, they’re under $50 – what are you waiting for?!

Coach Boots

For the girl who has everything…I introduce this gem. If you’re a fan of Charlotte Olympia, you will be happy to know this cheeky cross body bag is currently over 50% off and comes in black as well!

Charlotte Olympia purse

I’m a total gold jewelry obsessed nut. And, one of my favorite gold jewelry designers is Gorjana. This stunner is one of my splurges! And, right now Gorjana is offering a free gift with purchase!

And, as promised, some over the top steals at under $30 you just can’t pass up – I mean, come on.

Zap PurseCassette Tape Purse | Watch

Sam Edelman Purse

Sam Edelman Purse

Steve Madden

COZY COMFORT ESSENTIALS 

Nothing better than cozying up on the couch and watching a movie – or in my case, binge watching The Crown – so good! I absolutely love winter weather…throwing on some comfy sweats, socks, and drinking a good cup of hot chocolate – or glass of wine – heyyy! Things I’m loving right now include this fun knit hat from Karl Lagerfeld and these pink Minnetonka slippers – both are currently on sale. Always on the hunt for good pjs, I found this cute UGG pajama jumper, which makes me want to rent a cabin in the woods and drink wine by the fire.

Karl Lagerfeld knit hat

Minnetonka  UGG Jumpsuit

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

I love entertaining guests at home, it’s one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. It gives you the opportunity to break out the “good stuff” and/or your holiday garb and serve foods you don’t eat regularly. One of my go-to shops for finding fun and unique service ware is Pier 1 Imports.

Pier 1 Imports Table Setup

My style is somewhat eclectic (if you can call the blend of gaudy and classic eclectic). I lean towards clean line glassware with a bit of sparkle sprinkled in. This gorgeous silver jeweled set is what I think of when I picture a holiday table scape and best of all – it’s currently on sale! I’ve linked it for you here.

Holiday Entertaining Glassware

Placemats are a must for entertaining – these gorgeous beaded ones are currently on sale! I’m also a sucker for holiday themed serveware – something I don’t invest a whole lot of money in, but you do need a few pieces for each season! I tend to buy things that make me smile or have an artsy spin. These holiday entertaining pieces are beautiful and  they’re on sale!

Pier One Imports Holiday Tableware

The holiday season can get crazy, but finding time to do something you really love is so important for enjoying this time of year.  Invite a few people over for hot chocolate and a movie or wine and dessert. Or maybe set aside some time (even a couple of hours will do) to watch an old Christmas movie you love in your pjs. Whatever you do to indulge your senses this holiday season, do it in good health and good company.

With love,

J



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