Valentine’s Day 2018 Gift Guide

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This Valentine’s Day, don’t just buy your man a gift! Treat your squad with perfect presents that sum up how important your friendship is. Whether your besties are mostly boss babes, coffee snobs, or singlehandedly changing the world, we’ve got the gift for you!

 

BFF Flair Starter Pack

$13 at ban.dō

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Girl power never goes out of style! If you and your best friend always have each other’s backs, pick up this starter pack with embroidery and pins with fun sayings like “forever girl gang” and “it’s good to be a girl.”

 

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

$32 at Herbivorebotanicals.com

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All natural ingredients like rose, coconut water, and hibiscus flower, make this face mist perfect for reducing inflammation and softening all skin types. For $32, we think this is the most perfect little way for your gal to treat herself every night before getting her beauty rest.

 

Pinkly Perfect XOXO Bracelet

$20 at pinklyperfect.com

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Our XOXO Bracelet is the new friendship bracelet. Gift to your bestie this Valentine’s Day in pink and buy one for yourself to rock together anywhere from school to summer vacation. 20% benefits breastcancer.org.

 

“Get it Girl” Pencil Set

Set of 6 for $10.50 from PaperBerryPress on Etsy

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Inspirational pencils are one of our favorites for a little gift that packs a big punch! Nothing like inspiring your bestie to “get it, girl” this semester at school or all year at work!

 

Lipstick Coffee Mug

$12 from The Coffee Corner on Etsy

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At Pinkly Perfect, we know a cute coffee mug to cozy up with in the winter is essential. And we love one with a big pink lipstick smooch on it for Valentine’s Day!

 

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The Winter Boots You’ve “Bean” Looking For!

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Winter weather often means unearthing drab coats, thick scarves, and your trusty snow boots that have lived in your closet since middle school. It’s not often that a piece of winter wear is both functional and chic – until now! We’re referring, of course, to Bean Boots, the all-weather footwear taking the winter season by storm.

 

If you already own a pair, you know that Bean Boots are perfect for stomping around in all kinds of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. (If you don’t, now you do!) But besides that, they’re also cuter than your average hiking boot, and come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Below, see some of our favorite ways to wear them!

 

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Cozy neutrals and classic stripes make for the perfect winter look! Add a scarf to stay stylish in even the coldest temperatures, like this (pink!) one from ASOS.

 

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Bean Boots look extra preppy when paired with an upgraded coat – check out this lookalike from H&M here or try a new color like green or bright yellow!

 

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Pink plaid and Bean Boots go together like PB&J, and fun socks not only keep your feet warm but also make a fashion statement! A gingham shirt is another great option, or try this large check instead – and don’t forget the perfect pair of pink socks!

 

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Get comfy with an oversized pink sweatshirt, leggings, and a knit hat. We love this blush pullover from ASOS or this faux fur one from Go Jane!

 

Places to buy Bean Boots:

 

 

Pictures above taken from Shutterstock and blogspot.

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Iconic TV Characters and What They Would Buy from Pinkly Perfect

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Although we’ve yet to spot any celebs wearing our beach-inspired fashion and accessories, we know they’d be perfect for some of our favorite TV icons. Below is our dream list of favorite female leads and the accessories that we know they’d love!

 

Betty Draper, Mad Men

Cape May, NJ Keychain

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Betty Draper is oh-so relateable for her love of the Jersey shore, just like most all Pinkly Perfect fans! Her family has a history of getting off the parkway at exit zero, which is why our Cape May, NJ keychain would be perfect for her to grab on her way to summer vacation!

 

Olivia Pope, Scandal

BOSS Bracelet

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If anyone thinks there’s a bigger lady boss on television than Olivia Pope, then you’re straight up wrong. We know she’d rock her metallic gold BOSS bracelet all day and night, even when indulging in red wine and popcorn.

 

Cast of Gossip Girl

XOXO Bracelet

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“Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. Who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me, xoxo, gossip girl” Enough said.

 

Tamera, Sister Sister

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Say No to Summer Reading

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When Tamera wasn’t shouting “Go home Roger!”, she was pretty much doing anything other than schoolwork. We know she’d be all about saying no to summer reading and yes to movie dates with her hot BF Jordan.

 

Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

Avalon Sweatshirt, Teal

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The only people who love coffee more than I do is Rory and Lorelai. Our Avalon Sweatshirt in Teal is perfect for a comfy night in studying at Yale or working on her school’s newspaper.

 

Topanga Lawrence, Boy Meets World

Newport Cosmetic Bag, You’re Perfect

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Cory and Topanga’s relationship was #goals for any Boy Meets World fan. While they had their ups and downs like any high school sweethearts, we know Cory would have loved to gift his girl a Newport Cosmetic Bag in pink glitter “You’re Perfect.”

 

Pictures above taken from Cosmopolitan, Fuse TV, Today Show, Bustle, and Paste Magazine.

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Nothing Basic About Basic Invite | Custom Bridal Invitations

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Even though it may seem like an overload of Christmas and New Year’s themed everything lately, for those of you lucky enough to be on bridesmaid duty come Spring & Summer 2018, you’re probably more overwhelmed with the planning of showers, bachelorettes, luncheons, and of course, weddings!

 

Between NYE and next September, I’ll be going to 8 weddings across Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, and Mexico. I’m a bridesmaid in two, and another is my sister’s wedding so I will be very, very busy to say the least. Luckily all with things right up my alley like planning parties, picking out pretty flowers, dress shopping, dancing like crazy, and celebrating with (lots of) champagne and cake.

 

For the newly engaged couples, it’s not just the wedding they’re planning. The love birds will be sending out engagement announcements, save the dates, wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, and bachelor & bachelorette party invites.

 

But sending out creative and completely customizable invites doesn’t need to be hard! In fact, with Basic Invite it is SO easy and actually really fun, especially if you’re the creative type.

 

One of the things I dislike the most about using online services for invitations is that you never get to see the actual hard copy before ordering production. But with Basic Invite, you can actually receive a sample (including the envelope—hint: they have over 40 different color options) to review prior to placing an order.

 

Another plus is that the invites are completely customizable with over 180 color combinations to choose from! Got a couple hours to spare this weekend? Play (yes, it really feels like you’re playing) around with their templates and custom features. You’ll be surprised with how long you’re on there for.

 

I was lucky enough to get some samples to review in person and I am so excited to share them with you. I obviously went with all things pink and/or beachy but the options are endless for whatever your style is. One thing to applaud is how exact the color looks on the screen compared to the actual sample. Take a peek at the ones I got below!

 

Engagement Announcements:

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I know, I know….isn’t Facebook the official announcement? Nope! Make it even more official with an announcement in the mail. I love the metallics in this card and if I was ordering for production, I would definitely take advantage of their foil option to make it pop even more!

 

Save the Dates:

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FACT: I’ve gotten so many texts recently asking for my address! One feature I love is that Basic Invite offers an address capturing service, which is way more convenient! You can simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc and request addresses for your entire guest list and select it once you send out all the other invitations.

 

Bridal Shower Invitations:

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Bridal shower invites tend to be classy, subtle, and pretty but I love the more fun options. And we’re always up for more champagne. 🙂

 

Bachelorette Party Invitations:

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Why are these always emails? Change the game with Basic Invite’s Bachelorette Party invitations. I L-O-V-E the ones I picked out. Perfectly pink and nautical!

 

Wedding Invitations:

There were so many elegant invitations to choose from and I honestly couldn’t even pick out a sample because I loved them all. In addition to the invite, they even offer wedding guest book ideas, which would be a perfect gift idea too.

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To create custom invitations, check out Basic Invite on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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We’re Dreaming of a White (Sand) Christmas | Beachy Ornaments You Need RN

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One of my favorite things about going home for the holidays is decorating our Christmas tree. Like most parents, mine saved all of our handmade creations from when we were kids, my favorite being a cutout gingerbread man made purely of brown construction paper, crayons, and a green pipe cleaner.

 

Our tree may not be “beautiful” in a photographed for Town & Country way, but it reminds us of the simplicity and excitement of our youth as well as our different (and very short) musical instrument and sport phases.

 

While my ornaments are mostly old arts & craft projects and Madeline-themed, I’ve recently started collecting more summer inspired knick-knacks to embrace my number #1 wish on every Christmas list—my own beach obsessed brand. Below are some I’m currently eyeing that I know you will love too!

 

Pink Seashell JOY

$40 from The Mermaids Box on Etsy

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 This beautiful ornament from Etsy combines a quintessential Christmas sentiment with vintage and found seashells in our favorite shades of pink. We love it for our tree this year or just to hang in our office for a pink pick-me-up this holiday season!

 

Feathered Flamingo Ornament

$20 at Anthropologie

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 For us to truly be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons this Christmas season, we’re loving the idea of trading in our reindeer and snowmen for a sparkly and feathered pink flamingo ornament. This one from Anthropologie will surely stand out from the crowd.

 

Sunny Life Pineapple Ornament

$7 at Shopbop

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 A pineapple a day keeps the scrooge away! That’s the saying, right? The pineapple is largely used in the South to convey hospitality, warmth, and friendship, which is why we think a pineapple ornament is perfect for welcoming family and friends in for some hot chocolate and holiday cheer this winter. At only $7, we especially love this Sunny Life one.

 

Blowfish Ornament

$7.50 at Pottery Barn

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 If the puffer fish in Finding Nemo was your favorite character, you’ll love this beautiful pink glass blowfish ornament from Pottery Barn. While you’re online shopping, check out their other sea-inspired decorations, including angel fish, seashells, and lifesavers.

 

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Perfect Pink Stocking Stuffers

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Between attending holiday parties, baking Christmas cookies, decorating a tree, and going out for eggnog with your besties, it is so easy to forget about snagging up some stocking stuffers for your family! Luckily for you, we at Pinkly Perfect did some shopping and have the most perfect recs for tiny, festive gifts that also happen to be pink!

 

Star Dusted Passport Holder

$24 at Anthropologie

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If you’re buying for your soon-to-be semester abroad-bound sibling, a passport case is a perfect gift to stash in a stocking this Christmas. We love the pretty pink & gold combo in this Star Dusted Passport Holder from Anthropologie.

 

Glitter Bomb Iphone Case, Pink Skies Up Ahead

$30 at ban.dō

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Pink skies up ahead! We love this glitter iPhone case (and just about everything else) from ban.dō. Buy for your sister who is in desperate need of a tech upgrade and a little extra motivation in the form of pink glitter. 🙂

 

My Happy Place Keychain

$18 at pinklyperfect.com

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No matter the temperature, we could all use a little reminder of our “happy place.” Pinkly Perfect’s made in the USA leather keychain in pink is tiny enough to toss in a stocking and make a big impact this Christmas morning. Got a 16 year old in the family? Even better!

 

Rose Gold/Pink Cosmetic Brush Set

$10.90 at Forever 21

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 Let’s face it—there is never a time when we’re not in need of some new makeup brushes, which is why this rose gold & pink brush set from Forever 21 is sure to be a hit this Christmas for any woman in your family. Maybe even treat yourself while you’re at it, we won’t tell. 🙂

 

ALDO Blush Pleated Bow Headband

$14.00 at ASOS

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Nothing’s more perfect than a stylish and practical accessory for the cold winter months and this pleated bow headband from ASOS is just that! At only $14, keeping your ears warm never looked this good.

 

 

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Give the Gift of Summer | Pinkly Perfect Holiday Gift Guide

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Pink is the new red this holiday season! No matter who’s on your nice list this Christmas, there is a (pinkly) perfect little something for everyone at pinklyperfect.com. Check out our recs below!

 

If you’re shopping for your…

Secret Santa

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Secret Santa gifts have to be small enough to stash in a locker, which is why our XOXO bracelet ($20) tucked inside a You’re Perfect Cosmetic Bag ($20) is ideal! Maybe even make it a little creative and write a note that says all the gifts going forward will be placed in the bag. It’s sparkly and festive and just perfect for cheering up your friend’s school day!

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If you’re shopping for your…

Teacher

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Let’s be real—your teacher does not need another Starbucks gift card and bundle of homemade cookies this year! Instead, opt for Pinkly Perfect’s Montauk Tote ($26) in “Pining for Vacation” paired with an Avalon Sweatshirt in Navy ($48) that reads “Peace Love Wine Vacation.” Chances are she’ll love how unique it is and maybe even inspire her to plan her summer vacation early this year.

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If you’re shopping for your…

Beachy Bestie

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Your beachy bestie will be so grateful for anything from Pinkly Perfect! Depending on her beach town of choice, pick up a Coordinate Keychain ($18) and pair with an Avalon Sweatshirt ($48) that reads “My kind of tree has coconuts” along with a Beach Sickness Card ($6). She will love the personalization and the memories of her favorite seaside oasis this winter.

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If you’re shopping for your…

Mom

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Ever wake up on Christmas morning and realize you forgot to put something in your mom’s stocking? Been there. Regretted that. Our Pinkly Perfect leather bracelets are the perfect stocking stuffer this year! While you can’t go wrong with any, we think your mom would appreciate the one size fits most BOSS bracelet ($24) paired with a LOVE Bracelet ($20), which also benefits breastcancer.org.

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From all of us at Pinkly Perfect, happy Christmas shopping!

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Giving Back Has Never Looked This Cute

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Instead of simply looking forward to cozying up with hot chocolate and Love Actually while surrounded by the smell of pine and freshly baked gingerbread men this holiday season, focus on helping those people who need more than just gifts and cheer this year. One (easy) way to incorporate more philanthropy into your Christmas routine is by shopping for presents that also give back.

 

We recently partnered with Gingy’s Boutique in Malvern, PA to create a line of inspirational bracelets featuring words such as XOXO, LOVE, STRENGTH, and HOPE. Not only are these bracelets adorable, but they also give back. For every sale, we are donating 20% to breastcancer.org.

 

These one size fits most bracelets come in a variety of vibrant colors and are perfect to stash in a stocking this Christmas Eve for someone you love. Shop them all at Gingy’s or at pinklyperfect.com.

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Our STRENGTH Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Our LOVE Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Our XOXO Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.

 

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Our HOPE Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Motivation Monday

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Being your best self starts with having the best day, every day – and that includes Mondays. But how do you start when even getting out of bed feels like a chore? Easy! You just need some #motivation. Check out our picks below for ways to make Monday your new favorite day of the week:

Eat Cake for Breakfast Mug, $20.00 at Macy’s

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Waking up to coffee in a cute mug can make any morning brighter – even a Monday morning! (And if, on a dark, snowy Monday morning this winter, you actually do have cake for breakfast, well… we won’t tell.)

 

Motivational Pencil Set, $15.00 at Sweet Water Décor

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Sometimes, the absolute last thing you want to do on a Monday is work. When that happens, we suggest pulling out this adorably pink pencil set to remind yourself that even though work isn’t awesome, you look awesome doing it. So go do it!

 

Let’s Do This Notepad, $8.00 at Rifle Paper Co.

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To-do lists are a way of life, but on a Monday, they can feel overwhelming. Make your to-do list fun again by using this pretty notepad, which already has boxes for every task, so you can check them off and get that satisfying “Done!” feeling as you go. Hint: For best results, combine with the pencil set!

 

Ballet Yoga Pants, $21.99 at Rebel Style Shop

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Working out on a Monday morning? Do people actually do that?! Apparently, they do, and you can, too! Except you get to wear these cute yoga pants and get tons of compliments at the gym, while everyone else… Good luck with that.

 

work it out gym bag, $35 at ban.do

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If there’s a more girl-friendly gym bag, we haven’t found it yet! This duffle is big enough for all of your workout stuff but small enough to carry with you everywhere you go, and it even has a hole for your earbuds to go through, so you never have to be without your motivational playlist again. Another set of reps? Yes, please!

 

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Pink Luggage Perfect for Holiday Travel

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Holiday season is (somehow) upon us! Whether you’re packing up your dorm to head home for a long break or simply sneaking away from the city to enjoy some turkey and pumpkin pie with your parents, a stylish and affordable luggage set is a must-have for holiday travel. And as always, don’t settle for anything less than pink!

 

Below are our picks:

 

CALPAK Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On in Rose Gold

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$135 at Nordstrom

 

This lightweight carry-on in the prettiest rose gold features a sleek hard shell exterior and multi-directional spinner. Zippered divider on the inside for ideal organizing along with an integrated TSA lock makes this luggage perfect for keeping calm during a normally hectic ordeal. Owned and tested (and LOVED) IRL by yours truly!

 

TED BAKER LONDON Four-Wheel Suitcase

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$398 at Nordstrom

 

If money’s less of a concern, take a peek at this beautiful floral suitcase from Ted Baker. Meeting most domestic and international carry-on size requirements, this 360-degree wheeler is both stunning and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. Also includes Ted Baker signature print interior lining and will certainly stand out from a busy airport crowd!

 

DVF Saluti 28” Hardside Spinner

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$139.97 at Nordstrom Rack

 

Have no fear, a deal is here! Originally $400, this DVF bright pink with tan accent 28” spinner is now for sale for $139.97. Featuring a two-way zip closure and interior mesh zip wall compartment with adjustable garment straps, this “beet” color suitcase will guarantee easy visibility and high style.

 

Regardless of what set you purchase (or put on your wish-list for Santa!), make sure you have a durable cosmetic bag to keep your holiday wardrobe free of makeup stains or shampoo spills while traveling through airport security. Not into an entirely pink luggage set? No problem! Pick up an eye catching luggage tag like this one from ban.dō for easy identification.

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