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The Cutest Outfits from Gymboree’s Holiday Collection

Gymboree Sale On Now!

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No doubt about it, the holidays are the best time of year when you’re a kid. All the wonder of wish lists, snowy days, and shiny moments full of possibilities. From baking star and dreidel cookies, to Hanukkah parties full of latkes, and picking out 8 special gifts, there are so many magical things my family looks forward to.

Of course, new clothes make any occasion more festive and I love to pick up something special from Gymboree. (One of our holiday traditions is to take an annual family photo, and while new clothes aren’t required, they sure do make it feel super special!)

How adorable is this Sparkle Floral Dress, on sale for only $17.98! It pairs nicely with a Sequin Bow Headband. As you can see, colorful and glitzy are high on the list around here and I think this combo makes the cutest holiday outfit.

Gymboree offers so much. Find everything you need here:

Gymboree Holiday Girl Collection
Gymboree Holiday Toddler Girl Collection
Gymboree Holiday Boy Collection
Gymboree Holiday Toddler Boy Collection
Gymboree Holiday Baby Collection

Color Reviving Shampoo & Conditioner for Dyed Hair

After spending an hour dyeing my hair, it’s pretty annoying to see it fade and turn brassy only a week later! I want vibrant, rich, even dark hair, not a patchy, orange disaster. Since I’ve had really good results with Madison Reed dye, I was eager to try their Tune Up Color Reviving Shampoo + Conditioner.

Created specifically for brunettes, it has a blend of blue and green pigments that counteract the reddish tones that can turn hair brassy. Infused with argan oil, baobab oil, keratin, and ginseng root extract, the products are very gentle—important because dyed hair is more fragile—and contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates or gluten.

According to the instructions, Tune Up Color Reviving Shampoo + Conditioner should be used every third wash. I like that a little goes a long way, ensuring that the bottles will last a while. I normally wash my hair every other day and I’ve been alternatating the Tune Up with some regular stuff that was already hanging around.

While I wasn’t expecting a miracle, the Tune Up not only makes a noticeable difference, my hair also felt very soft and moist, too.

The cost for both products is $39.95, kind of high end, but since I’m only using it once a week, the cost is stretched out making it much more affordable. While not a necessity, I consider it an affordable luxury and definitely worth it to keep my hair looking good.

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Stella & Dot’s Collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff

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In collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff, Stella & Dot has just launched a brand new collection.

Designed to capture the spirit of downtown New York City, these handcrafted pieces were designed by the award-winning style maven whose lifestyle brand is popular around the globe.

Most famous for her luxury handbags that are often worn by celebrities, Rebecca also makes beautiful jewelry. When asked to describe her latest project, Rebecca explained: “We wanted to give a distinctive, feminine strength to the collection by juxtaposing the innate elegance of jewels against statement silhouettes.”

Calling them “Statement Silhouettes” is quite appropriate. Everything has a modern flair that feels fresh but not overwhelming or hard to incorporate in everyday life. The jewelry is also much more affordable than the handbags, making it a lot more accessible for the average buyer.

My favorites are the Cameron Charm Choker and the Celestial Ear Climbers, both of which are being modeling in this photo. How neat it is that one of the five charms is a Hamsa, making it a great choice for any Jewish lady. The earrings I like because they’re so unusual.

The current collection has 6 items to choose from (earrings and necklaces), with more pieces set to debut in November 2017.

Shop Rebecca Minkoff’s Collection Here