2019 - Like Honey

Cookie Butter Truffles


Christmastime calls for decadent desserts, but I don't always have the time to whip up a fantastic display of treats in a hurry. These cookie butter truffles are rich, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness and so simple to make! They only take 4 ingredients and come together in just a few minutes (not including fridge time), so your last minute party snack can be a breeze! Download or pin the recipe card below:



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I decided to be fancy and went for the holly sprinkles for this batch, but was soon filled with regret--these little things took forever to place oh-so-carefully on each little truffle before the chocolate melt set. I think I made maybe a dozen before I gave up and started sprinkling recklessly. I do love how they look with the dainty, "perfect" holly leaves, but I think a colorful sanding sugar or other type of holiday sprinkle would easily look just as festive and take half the time! You could even color some of your chocolate to add a colorful drizzle!

However you choose to decorate your cookie butter truffles, I know they'll be the hit of the party! They are so rich and delicious but so simple to make and always a crowd pleaser! Merry Christmas!




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A Very Vintage Christmas





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If you've been here for any amount of time, you'll know my love of vintage style runs deep. I've been wearing vintage and vintage inspired clothing and accessories for a long time, even sometimes donning vintage inspired makeup looks, but have never been able to perfect a vintage hairstyle! It took a few tries and a little help from some of my favorite YouTubers (see Laci Fay The Vintage Girl Next Door, Rachel Maksy, and The Eyre Effect), but today we made it happen! They're far from perfect yet, but I'm proud of myself for not giving up on it midway through like I used to, and I feel like the hair really completes the vintage vibes of this festive outfit! What do you think?

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Dress (old, here's a similar plaid top and a different festive option!) // Red Midi Skirt (here's another similar option) // Green Heels (old, similar here) // Vintage Brooch // Vintage Coat // Red Lipstick




So this plaid top? It's actually a dress! You may remember it from this festive outfit last year, where I wore it two ways! I think this may be my new favorite way to wear it now! Layering a dress under a skirt is a great way to add a little extra modesty (I feel like this dress is a little too short and therefore don't wear it as often as I'd like), plus a bit of extra warmth!

Speaking of skirts, I've been on a skirt buying kick and this red beauty is going to be such a wonderful year round staple! From Christmas and Valentines to Fourth of July and everyday wear, red is a fantastic color to have in your vintage wardrobe arsenal. Even if you don't love the retro styles, a red skirt will go with so much and this cut is a timeless, classic option for day wear or office wear. If you do want to up the vintage ante even more, you could definitely add a fluffy crinoline to this skirt! Unique Vintage has lots of options for vintage inspired undergarments.




Since we're on the topic of layers, let me introduce you to my favorite "new" coat! This 100% Cashmere and real mink collar peacoat is a 1960s dream! I actually scored it over the summer while on vacation in Houston, Texas and couldn't be more excited to finally take it for a spin! The neutral color is exactly what I wanted and I couldn't believe the deal I got on it: $60! All it needed was one button fixed and a section of the satin lining reinforced which were super quick and easy fixes. A modern cashmere coat, even with faux fur, would go for hundreds of dollars, so to say it was a steal is an understatement! Vintage items like this are a worthwhile investment if you're willing to put in a little effort for repairs (or have a great tailor) that will last you for years to come!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Dress (old, here's a similar plaid top and a different festive option!) // Red Midi Skirt (here's another similar option) // Green Heels (old, similar here) // Vintage Brooch // Vintage Coat // Red Lipstick

How do you feel about vintage fashion? Do you ever go thrifting for your clothes and accessories? I live for a good deal and would love to hear about your favorite find!



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Plaid Midi Skirt


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OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Midi Skirt (c/o Chicwish) // Cream Sweater // Cognac Beret // Cognac Heels (similar linked) // Cognac Satchel (similar linked) // Lipstick

Tis the season for all the plaid and this pretty midi skirt is no exception! I'm always a big fan of holiday plaids, but this more neutral palette really drew me in and I was so excited to take it for a spin. I love the vintage vibes I get when I wear it! The fun part is, if you look closely, the pattern is really a mixture of gold/tan and black, so this skirt looks great with both brown and black accessories. As you know, I'm always here for a versatile piece!




I was really impressed with how heavy this skirt is! It will definitely be a winter wardrobe staple when the temperatures drop and demand more woolen knits. Since I'm still hanging on to that last bit of fall while Thanksgiving is still upon us, I opted to pair it with warmer neutrals like this cognac beret and handbag. This look still works great for winter, but if I'm in the mood I just might throw on a black sweater, vintage brooch, and tights for a bit of a darker look. It's fun to play with color palettes to create a completely different style while still using the same basic pieces.





Do you prefer fall styles or winter? Do you even find that there's a difference? Winter is really the only time I wear much black, so that's a big difference for me, but otherwise my fall and winter wardrobe is much the same!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Midi Skirt (c/o Chicwish) // Cream Sweater // Cognac Beret // Cognac Heels (similar linked) // Cognac Satchel (similar linked) // Lipstick


Check out the other cute and affordable plaid skirt options available at Chicwish:




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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

PRICE POINT: $$$

Clearly not everyone on your list is going to receive a gift in the $50 and up range, but for those special loved ones that really deserve something special, here are a few ideas that I already own and love or have at the top of my own wishlist this year! Pro Tip: partner with a sibling or other family member to chip in on a larger gift together! Knowing you were all in on it together will make the gift that much more special.



PRICE POINT: $$

In my Instagram stories poll, this was the most popular price point for gifting! I agree, anything from $20 to $40 is usually a really nice gift without breaking the bank and leaves wiggle room for those nicer stocking stuffers or for a splurge gift for a loved one.




PRICE POINT: $

Here we have gifts ranging from $20 to as low as $6! Some of these will make perfect stocking stuffers!




What gals are you shopping for this year? Even if you're just looking for something to add to your own wishlist, this gift guide should have something in your price range! I have a girl's night gift exchange coming up that I just might have to snag a few of these picks for!


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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: For Him




It's that time of year again, y'all! Whether you're shopping for your husband, father, grandpa, brother, or any other male influence in your life, I've got a gift in every price point for every guy on your list!

PRICE POINT: $$$

Clearly not everyone on your list is going to receive a gift in the $50 and up range, but for those special loved ones that really deserve something special, here are a few ideas that my own husband has and/or wants! Pro Tip: partner with a sibling or other family member to chip in on a larger gift together! Knowing you were all in on it together will make the gift that much more special.




PRICE POINT: $$

In my Instagram stories poll, this was the most popular price point for gifting! I agree, anything from $20 to $40 is usually a really nice gift without breaking the bank, and leaves wiggle room for those nicer stocking stuffers or for a splurge gift for a loved one.




PRICE POINT: $

Here we have gifts ranging from $20 to as low as $6! Some of these will make perfect stocking stuffers!





Are you shopping for any guys this year? Do you have a go-to gift that always wins over the men? I find that a gift card to their favorite restaurant usually works, plus means a date night for me if it's for my husband!



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Leopard Print Ruffle Dress


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OUTFIT DETAILS


Spotted: the cutest fall to winter outfit I ever did see! I snagged this leopard print dress at the end of the summer when the fall clothes were just starting to come out and immediately wanted to pair it with a wool beret and booties. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen my post sharing 3 ways to style it! I've been itching to break it out and finally had the chance over the weekend to wear it to church (with Lucy in a matching leopard print dress, of course).







I'll admit I've been wearing these berets a little too much, maybe, but they are just the perfect way to elevate an outfit! I love hats of all kinds, but I'm really liking these because of how windy it can be in the midwest this time of year--no more chasing down my hat or awkwardly holding it to brace the breeze. I feel like berets can really make a casual outfit just a little more dressy, too, without a lot of extra effort. When you find a new accessory that works, you just roll with it, right?

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Are you ready for winter outfits or still hanging on to the fall fashions? For me they kind of run together, but my winter wardrobe does tend to have darker neutrals and dressier looks, maybe because of the holiday season. I don't know what it is, but all those twinkling lights on display make me want to dress up!

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