If you are a fan of fashion as I am, you were probably waiting with baited breath as the photos and red carpet looks from the MET gala were rolled out last week. I was so excited to see who was wearing what and the looks came together. From the makeup to the fashion to the drama from the looks that was created it was a great night for fashion and an even greater night for fashion fans.
The Met Ball or the Met gala is a fundraising event where designers, celebrities and models come out to show the world their fashion choices and fabulosity. The event has been ongoing since 1946 and has become the fashion event of the year. The event is always held on the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme for this year was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” introducing the newest exhibition to the museum curated by Andrew Bolton. The fashions for this year were right on point with this theme. The hosts for this years gala were Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, and Stephen and Christina Schwarzman.
I am going to show my picks for the following categories: Black, Gold, Men of Met and Legs for days, Aging Gracefully and I will close with my favorite look of the night. (Images from vogue.com)
Best in Black
Goddesses in Gold
Men Of Met
Legs for Days
These women are aging gracefully. Well let me be specific, J. Lo never ages at all. Kris Jenner is always classy so is Sarah Jessica Parker. Cindy Crawford is ageless. Linda Carter will always be Wonder Woman to me and she looks great as does Brooke Shields.
My Favorite Look of the Evening
Kendall Jenner was simply stunning. I loved everything about this top to toe white. Complimented by the sleek hair, diamond earrings and gloves. It was just the right amount of everything. Simple yet bold and classic. Hands down my favorite look of the evening.
So maybe you find yourself with a little more money to spend on gifts this year. Maybe that bonus kicked in or you had more in your holiday club account (do they still do that)? Or maybe you are feeling a little more generous. Whatever the case may be there is a little more in your budget than $5, so today’s guide will be for gifts under $10.
New York and Company Scarf and Glove Set $5.99 (www.nyandcompany.com)For the person who always seems to loose their winter accessories, this is a great selection. The sets come in a variety of colors as well as a variety of styles for the scarves.
Soap and Glory Gift Set $7.99 (www.target.com)What girl wants to go into the New Year with rough hands and feet? Hopefully no one. This Soap and Glory gift set will help them keep those hands and feet soft and smooth.
H&M Pineapple Scented Candle $6.99 (www.hm.com)This candle comes in the cutest ceramic jar with a lid. For those of you who reuse items, I am sure this item can be reused once the candle is done. This candle is a great addition to home or office décor and I am sure it will also be a topic of conversation. It also comes in White.
“With a Sparkle In Her Eye” Notebook $8.47 (nyandcompany.com)As I said yesterday, every woman needs a cute, stylish and fancy journal. Here is one from New York and Company and it is another budget friendly option. A great journal to write down goals and dreams for the coming year, or an excellent option for a woman who bullet journals.
Personalized Reusable Starbucks Inspired Mugs $10 (MamaCeeCeesCreations Etsy)We all know that one, or maybe more than one person who just has to have their Starbucks. This is one way that they can make sure that the Barista doesn’t spell their name wrong or that no one else walks away with their drink (hopefully).
Christmas Salts of the World $7.99 (target.com)For the foodie or cook in your life Target has a series of gift sets, one with salts of the world (in pic above) and the other is a series of preserves. Either option would be a great choice for the foodie in your life. Many foodie gifts can be quite expensive but this is a budget friendly option.
As you can see this item is on Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2017. A great option to carry your earbuds on a daily basis, an even greater way to carry your earbuds when you travel. In a variety of colors as well as a few prints this is a great option for any of the tech savvy people in your life.
Shea Moisture has become a household name. The Body Wash and Lotion gift sets come in a variety of scents and are available at Target. A great way to gift a friend and/or coworker during this season. Also available at a great price.
So if you have a friend like me who needs their glasses to see, and can never find them, this is a great gift. Most of the time the glasses are on my forehead, but they often get placed around the house and within reach but out of sight. This is a great idea for the friend like me who is always searching for their eyeglasses.
For the tea lover in your life how about a beautiful glass canister to collect the tea bags. Target has these two option each of them accompanied with their own tea bags to get you started.
So again you see that Christmas shopping does not have to break your budget. As a matter of fact, everyone on our list can have something that they will use and something that will suit their personality. How wonderful to get someone a present that they will actually like and use and that won’t be in the White Elephant or Kwanzaa celebration. Come back tomorrow for gifts under $15. Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping.