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I'm still in denial that it's November, let alone almost Christmas time! I don't know about you but this entire year has happened in a blink of an eye. Maybe it's because we've been doing 10x more than we did the last two years or it's because I'm getting older 🙃

Either way, Christmas is right around the corner and it's the best time of year! I've been slowly adding things to my notes to add to my Christmas list. As I get older, the more practical my list becomes haha. I can guarantee you underwear and a lemon squeezer were not on my list 5 years ago. 

I feel so fortunate for what I have so any gifts I receive are an extra bonus!

Happy holidays! Enjoy the special time to spend with your loved ones ❤️


1. Perfume Set

I've been using the same perfume for a few years and I love the scent but I swear it wears off in 20 minutes. I had a friend that used one of the Replica perfumes and it smelled soo good so I wanted to try out a few to see what I liked! The Sephora gift sets like this one are such a good deal too. Only $39 for 10 mini perfumes! 

2. Work Bag

For the last three years, I've been alternating using a backpack and a tote bag to bring my laptop everywhere. I think it's time to finally get a work bag haha.

I love this simple black one. It has a great removable pouch that has different storage pockets throughout. 

3. Skims Underwear

Okay if you haven't tried Skims underwear, you are missing out. It's seriously worth the hype. I have one pair of these and they are SO comfortable! 

Now I really want to try their t-shirts and pajamas. I bet they're so soft.

4. Portra 400 Film

I invested in a nice film camera this last year so I'm always asking for more film for it. Portra 400 is the best film for everyday use that I found. The quality is so good! 

5. We're Not Really Strangers

Sophia and I love this game so much. We've played the original with our friends a few times but now they have specific friendship and family packs! I love this game because you really get to know your loved ones better and feel a little closer to them 🙂 

6. Sweaters

I don't know where my sweaters all went when I moved to NYC but I kid you not, I own like 7 total now. So I'm slowly accumulating more and more. I love these because they're not black or white (like all of the sweaters I own) and I love the shapes! They're also not tooo expensive. 

7. Nike Metcon 4

Over the summer, I switched from Orangetheory to strength training at the gym. I currently only have running shoes and know that for strength training, you want a really flat shoe to protect your joints. 

I really like these ones and see so many trainers in them! 

8. Books

I read such a wide variety of books. I go through phases where I love non-fiction and then the next month I'll be craving a cheesy romance book. These are currently at the top of my list! 

I listened to Simu Liu on a podcast and loved his energy so I know his book will be just as good. Also, I keep hearing about A Little Life and I saw it at the store and it's THICK. But apparently incredible. And Educated I've been wanting to read for a while! It's a memoir about a woman who was not allowed to go to school all her life and she broke out of that and ended up getting her PhD. They all look so good! 

9. Cooking Gadgets

I have been so obsessed with cooking! I recently moved into a new apartment that has a much bigger kitchen (well bigger for NYC kitchens lol) so cooking more elaborate meals has been much easier and more enjoyable. 

Lots of the recipes I follow use a food processor to make dressings and sauces. I've wanted one for so long too! And it's so simple but I've never had a lemon squeezer and really need one haha. 

10. Sunglasses

I'm going to be in Cancun for New Years Eve so what better excuse than that to get new sunglasses?! I have a few all black pairs so I love this tortoise shell vibe. 

11. Anything from Sephora

I love makeup lol I could spend hours in Sephora just browsing. I don't buy new products that often though so I thought it was a good thing to add to my list 🙂 

This eye shadow palette is so dreamy I love it so much. And I've been really into trying clean beauty brands and always see Saie! Heard great things about this highlighter. 

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