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December 22, 2014

New Hampshire.

Hitting the streets to do some last minute shopping? That’s a yes if you’re me.  And if you’re anything like me, then instead of kicking back with some cookies and hot cocoa, you’re out braving that hectic holiday hustle, which can be a lot more like facing Friday rush hour traffic than enjoying a typical jaunt to the mall.

Regardless, time is ticking and with online options out the window, like it or not, we have to face the masses. Since I am no stranger to last minute shopping scenarios, I  say:  stay focused, make lists,  get yourself a great Spotify mix to get you through crazy traffic AND remind yourself that (as basic as this sounds) its really only the thought that counts.  Everyone always says this but it is so true.  The more personal/creative your gift the better- Pinterest is where I steal a lot of my ideas and you still have time to make something!

While running around town, I try to dress comfy but not too frumpy.  Think of it as a dressier weekend casual. I used to leave my house to run errands wearing whatever was closest to me at the moment, sweats and a UCLA sweatshirt or oversized sweaters and Uggs—seriously.  But over the years, I have found that it’s really just as easy to style up my staple pieces for a look that is much more polished and ready to take on the day. 

This look here is just that. I paired a basic long-sleeved gray fit and flare dress with thick black tights, and a printed waterfall vest.  Because I am in chilly NH, I threw on this adorable beanie from Charming Charlie, which doubles as a quick fix for bad hair days!

Enjoy and best of luck with your holiday shopping!

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Photos By: Courtney Locks