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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Photo from Anthropologie.

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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Photo from ban.do

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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Photo from Pinkly Perfect. Pair with a Cape Cod Pouch!

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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Photo from Forever 21.

 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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Photo from ASOS

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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The Secret Story Behind the Pink Ribbon

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The pink ribbon is one of the most recognizable images for breast cancer awareness. Being that we’re in the middle of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we’d dive deeper into the story behind the iconic image now featured on everything from print advertisements to kitchen appliances to jewelry to football fields.

 

Let’s go back to 1979, when the first use of a ribbon was used publicly to raise awareness for a cause. Penney Laingen tied yellow ribbons around trees in her yard to signal to her a husband, a hostage taken in Iran, to come home. Actor Jeremy Irons then wore a red ribbon during the Tony Awards to raise awareness for AIDS. In fact, The New York Times declared 1992 “The Year of the Ribbon” when almost every charitable cause adopted a ribbon.

 

It was Charlotte Haley, a breast cancer survivor, who created the original breast cancer ribbon in 1991. Except, it wasn’t pink. Haley hand made peach ribbons and attached them to a postcard reading, “The National Cancer Institute’s annual budget is 1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up legislators and America by wearing this ribbon.” Girl boss much? You bet!

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Charlotte Haley, the creator of the “original” pink ribbon (except hers was peach).

So now you’re wondering—how did this peach ribbon become pink? Self had heard of Haley’s efforts (she had distributed thousands of ribbons) and approached her about using the image in their second annual Breast Cancer Awareness issue. Marketing executives Alexandra Penney and then editor-in-chief, Evelyn Lauder saw major potential in branding this image. Haley, however, thought their idea was too corporate and turned it down. Self’s legal counsel advised that if they changed the color, they wouldn’t need Haley’s approval to use her idea. So, they changed it to that soft pretty pink we now associate with breast cancer awareness.

 

The bubble gum pink ribbons were then given to participants in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s New York City Race for the Cure and were distributed at Estée Lauder counters. Along with the 1.5 million ribbons Estée Lauder gave out, there was also a breast self-exam card, and every person who took a ribbon had their name on a petition that got sent to the White House to ask for an increase in funding for breast cancer research.

 

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Easy and Creative Pink Halloween Costumes

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Always waiting until the last minute to figure out your Halloween costume? Ever end up staying in and eating endless servings of candy instead of going out because you’re too wiped to put a creative outfit together? (Hint: that is always me.) While we love the idea of watching scary movies with our besties and digging into Hershey Kisses instead of standing in a crowded apartment party drinking jungle juice, we’re all about embracing Halloween this year and have perfect pink costumes to recommend that are creative and easy!

 

Pink Animal Cracker:

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We saw this one on Brit + Co and are completely obsessed! Simply buy an inexpensive pink dress like this one from Lulu’s and glue on big multi-colored poms. Pick up a pair of animal ears (or dig out from last year’s costume—no judgment here), and spray-paint them pink and glue on more poms. Bring the costume to the next level and carry a tub of pink animal crackers around with you as a snack for you and your friends.

 

Mean Girls on Wednesday:

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Looking to dress up with your squad this year but don’t want to shop? We’ve got you so covered. Grab an old pink cardigan, mini skirt, tank, and put a full face of makeup on and your highest heels and be the cast of Mean Girls on Wednesday. Or, be Cady Heron and steal one of your dad’s pink polo shirts and wear with your favorite jeans and sneakers. With the recent announcement of Mean Girls on Broadway, this costume idea is so fetch!

 

 

Starbucks Pink Drink:

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From the unicorn drink to pumpkin spice-everything, why doesn’t anyone go to Starbucks for black coffee anymore?! If you bought into the “pink drink” fad (hint: it’s their strawberry acai refresher made with coconut milk), consider using it as inspiration for your Halloween attire. Wear a pink dress and tape the Starbucks logo on your chest and paint on scattered strawberries. Wear a green headband (or green tights!) to replicate the branded straw and you’re all set!

 

What other pink Halloween costume ideas do you have?! Let us know in the comments section!

 

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Perfect Pink Accessories for Your Pup

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

At Pinkly Perfect, we’re proud of our unique, pink sense of style. But pink isn’t just for people! Now, your dog, cat, bunny, or bird can be just as pretty in pink as you are – and did we mention that everything on our list is under $15?

 

1) TOPSUNG Waterproof Puppy Raincoat, $11.90 on Amazon

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Protected from the rain and super stylish! Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Going for a walk in the rain? While we can’t make it warmer in the winter or stop Bruiser from having to go out at 4:00 in the morning, we can put an end to chasing your pup around the house with a towel afterwards. Bonus: Bruiser will be the talk of the neighborhood – have you seen how cute this raincoat is?!

 

2) Puppia Soft Harness in Pink, $13.46 at chewy

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Boy or girl, doesn’t matter! All pups would look so adorable in this pink puppy harness. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

A good harness is a must for any pet owner, and this pink one is not only chic, but it’s also a great way to keep track of Toto at the dog park! “Mine’s the one in pink!” works every time. (Don’t worry, it comes in all sizes, so even if your Toto is more of a Marmaduke, there’s one for him, too.)

 

3) Sojos Good Dog Peanut Butter & Jelly Dog Treats, $7.35 at chewy

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Packaging on point. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

100% natural dog treats with no wheat or corn in the cutest pink box we’ve ever seen for less than $10? We’d say it’s a no brainer… Unless your Lady or Tramp prefers spaghetti (then you’re on your own).

 

4) Vittles Vault Travel-tainer, $9.99 at amazon

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Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Whether your pet is Homeward Bound or just taking a stroll around the neighborhood, this travel container is perfect for on-the-go snacking. There are two separate compartments, one for food and/or treats and another for water, so you don’t have to carry around a separate water bottle on hot days. (P.S., the hard plastic is perfect for rhinestones!)

 

5) Boots & Barkley Flamingo Pet Toy, $4.99 at Target

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This pink flamingo pet toy is so (pinkly) perfect! Photo from Target. Get yours with link above!

Squeaky toys and catnip are okay, but pink feathers? Now you’ve got your pet’s attention! Whether your pet is lazy like Garfield or hyper like Odie, they’ll love this fun, bright toy – and at just under $5, your budget will, too!

 

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Beautiful Blush Bedding!

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

 

First semester is officially here! Whether you’re about to move in or not quite feeling your current setup, your dorm decor is a crucial factor in making this year the best ever. To help make your dorm insta-perfect, we’ve gathered our favorite pink comforters, pillows, alarm clocks, storage drawers, and more all in one place!

 

Cozy Comforters

A comforter is usually one of the first things you notice in a dorm (since your bed takes up most of your space), so picking one that stands out will do wonders for your room! Stripes, florals, and even a marble pattern or two are all great ways to instantly give your room a boost – check out some of our favorites below!

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Picture from Hayneedle.com. Link to buy yours below!

Urban Outfitters Rose Gold Marble Pillowcase Set, $49.00

IZOD Rugby Stripe Comforter Set, $49.99 at Hayneedle (shown above)

Beau 3-Piece Comforter Set, $67.49-72.59 at Hayneedle

Poppy & Fritz Buffy Comforter Set, $79.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Blue & Pink Trellis Piper Reversible Comforter Set, $41.24 at Target

 

Pretty Pillows

Pillows are perfect for giving your bed just the right amount of personality. Whether you’re looking for something minimalist or something over the top, these pretty-in-pink pillows are sure to please!

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Photo from Zazzle. Link to buy yours below!

Blush Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow, $22.49 at World Market

Holli Zollinger Paris Map Throw Pillow, $37.49 at Target

Surya Square Peony Accent Pillow, $30 at houzz

Ted Baker London Signature Bow Pillow, $44.99 at Dillard’s

Watercolor Peonies Summer Bouquet Throw Pillow, $26.35 at Zazzle (shown above)

 

Necessary Accessories

By now, you’ve found the perfect comforter and a pretty pillow (or two or three) to match. Done, right? Not quite! These pink bedside accessories are sure to make your Twin Extra Long feel just like a California King!

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Photo from American Eagle. Link to buy yours below!

Rise and Shine Alarm Clock, $29 at PBteen

Deny Designs Candy Clouds Tapestry, $69.00 at American Eagle (shown above)

Large Tint Stackable Drawers, $17.99 each at The Container Store

 

A tapestry above your bed can instantly make any dorm feel like home, while stackable storage drawers make a cute, makeshift (but functional!) bedside table.

 

Gel Bead Sleep Mask, $6.99 at Stein Mart

STICKAT Bed Pocket, $4.99 at IKEA

kate spade new york Seaport Tasseled Throw, $113.00 at Dillard’s (shown below)

Honey-Can-Do Pink Bed Risers (set of 4), $14.29 at The Home Depot

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Picture from Dillard’s. Link above to get yours!

A throw and a set of bed risers can do wonders for a tiny dorm space! Add a bed pocket to keep your phone, iPad, and favorite book within reach, and – poof! – bedtime just got a whole lot better.

 

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Summer Mode to Slay Mode: Pink Accessories Perfect for Girl Bosses

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Is it just me or does everyone get a little slow moving (along with super bummed!) once summer ends? I know fall’s one of the best seasons for the beach (water is so warm in September!), but weekends at your favorite beach town are basically over and it’s harder and harder to justify a nightly ice cream cone. How are we supposed to be excited about that and be ready to jump right back into the routine of schoolwork and 5-day work weeks (or 7 if you’re a girl boss!). In order to go right from summer mode to slay mode, check out these must-haves to unleash the girl boss in you this off-season!

 

Personalized Stationery:

$2.60 each at minted.com

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We (obviously) love the subtle palm tree addition to these pretty pink notecards! Get yours at minted.com.

No matter how many times you e-mail, insta DM, snap, or tweet your favorite people, there’s still nothing like receiving a hand written note in the mail. As a girl boss looking to make a serious impression and have her name be remembered, it is critical to get back into the habit of writing letters. After a meeting, a thank you note to a potential customer, when sending press sample, letter writing is perfect for so many occasions! Have a personalized (and pink) set on hand and make it part of your routine. Don’t forget pink stamps!

 

Business Card Holder:

$13.83 at Amazon

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A business card holder is a must-have this fall. Pick up a pink leather one at Amazon.com.

A true girl boss never misses an opportunity to network. Ever get asked for your business card and realize you’re not carrying any with you? Yeah, us too but never again with this pink leather business card holder. At only $13.83, it’s an absolutely necessary “don’t leave your house without” item because you never know when the best opportunity will come knocking at your door!

 

Easy to Find Keychain:

$18 at Pinkly Perfect

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Is work your happy place? Maybe not. But this leather keychain will save you major time searching your purse for your keys!

Time is of the essence when you’re constantly jumping from one meeting to the next and even a couple minutes of searching for your keys can really disrupt your groove. To save time (and sanity), place your keys on an easy to find keychain, like Pinkly Perfect’s “Happy Place” in petal pink. Made in the USA, real leather, and only $18—perfect!

 

Small Notebook & Pen:

$10 from ban.do

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Business on the top, party on the bottom?! We think so. Lovely notebook from ban.do.

In a world where you can do literally everything from your phone, taking meeting notes should not be one of those things. I get it—it’s super easy and then there’s no chance of losing information but from the other person’s perspective, it’s slightly rude. Think about it–there’s no way for anyone to know you’re taking notes or writing out your grocery list. Instead, buy a small notebook and pen that can fit in any of your purses and keep it on you for surprise meetings. We love the simplicity of ban.do’s pink 5” x 8” notebook. It’s only $10 and features an elastic band to keep any loose papers safe too!

 

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