Hello, hello! Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was so amazing! We had a very full house as not only was it my family + grandparents but W's parents and his brother and his girlfriend joined us as well.

Now that we live in San Francisco, we do not see our families as much as we did before as we previously lived only a 3 hour drive away. So now when we come back, it is easiest to just have everyone come together so one family does not feel left out. The more, the merrier - especially for Thanksgiving right?!

I truly have so much to be Thankful for this year -- my amazing and supportive boyfriend who makes this blog possible by being the best photographer for me (he spends his Saturday or Sunday mornings shooting outfits. AKA what every guy wants to do early on the weekends ;)) I am so grateful for my parents who support me no matter what and continue to make my dream of living in San Francisco possible. Although, I won't lie that they do still try to entice me to move home… And then of course to my sweet friends who are now for the most part scattered across the country but group texts make the distance seem not too far ;) And then of course to YOU my wonderful followers! I'm so thankful that you follow along my blogging journey in my little corner of the internet.

Ok, enough with the sappy post! Let's move onto my first gift guide on the blog! I had originally planned to start gift guides at the beginning of November but these truly take time to curate the right gifts for people and well, unfortunately life got in the way! But better late than never right?! I thought I would focus my first guide for gifts for the hostess as holiday parties are right around the corner! You can never show up to a holiday party without a hostess gift. That's just not the Southern way ;) You can never go wrong with bringing any of the items listed out in my guide below! 


Now onto Black Friday sales!! Woot woot. I've rounded up a list of the best sales below along with any necessary codes! Happy shopping :)

ASOS: 30% off site wide with code THANKFUL. Now through November 29.

BAUBLE BAR: 30% off site wide with code THANKS30. Now through November 27.

FRENCH CONNECTION: 40% off with code F40BLF. Now through November 29.

FURBISH STUDIO: 20% off everything with code HOLIDAY20. Today only.

LULU AND GEORGIA: 15% off orders over $250 with code BLACKFRIYAY15; 20% off orders over $500 with code BLACKFRIYAY20; 25% off orders over $1000 with code BLACKFRIYAY25. Now through November 28.

NASTY GAL: Extra 30% off sale. No code necessary.

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL: extra 40%-80% off everything. Today only.

NORDSTROM: Extra 20% off selected items. Now through November 27.

REVOLVE: Up to 65% off select items.

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU: 40% off select styles with code MUMUSALE40.

TOPSHOP: Up to 50% off. Now through November 28.

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Buy One, Get One 50% off. Today only.