Party Time: Fun & Unique Hostess Gift Ideas!

Cheers to the holidays! Don’t you just love the festive holiday season? Parties galore and as someone who is known for hosting a number of parties each year, I know the importance of simply being around your true friends and family members and having a great time, while laughing and celebrating the holidays and/or special occasions together! I can always appreciate a great party, as it brings everyone together, so much fun! The whole experience is priceless! I feel grateful as I think back to the fun hostess gifts I’ve received over the years: a cupcake stand, a unique piece of jewelry, a handbag a friend gifted me from her travels, wine, candles, homemade dessert, and the list goes on…always a nice surprise!

As for me, last Christmas I hosted my annual Beach House Christmas Party, and my most memorable and one of my favorite gifts of all was the surprise of a friend handing me a large pastel pink cake box with gold writing… I knew what it was right away & I nearly screamed with joy! She gifted me with an Bottega Louie Vanilla Raspberry Grand Macaron, so delicious! I’m always amazed by all of the homemade food my friends and family tend to bring to my parties! When one has chefs and friends who enjoy cooking as close friends, the treats are sure to be divine! I’ve also gifted hosts & hostesses with cupcakes, gifts from my travels, piece of jewelry, personalized cakes (Always in a cake box, presentation is everything!), an oversized wine glass, a crown and other fun gifts! One of my favorite gifts to bring is dessert!

While food & drink are key to parties, I’ve hand-selected a few fun hostess gifts to bring along to any party you may attend soon, especially since the holidays are filled with invites to spectacular parties! I have looked for unique gifts beyond food to share with the party host/hostess to show your appreciation! Note: think of something your host/hostess enjoys, loves, talks about often, their hobbies, their personality and select a gift! A great gift has no price and it’s all about the details! Remember, it’s always the thought that counts! I’m sure to always arrive at a party with a gift in hand, it’s always a nice gesture! Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

thomas_paul_melamine_metamorphis_butterfly_side_platesThe Thomas Paul Melamine Metamorphosis Side Plates – Set of 4 is a gorgeous gift with a beautiful & colorful butterfly on each plate! Imagine serving desserts on these plates!

king_queen_wine_glass_setThe King and Queen 12.75 oz. Wine Glass Set is a cute set to give to a couple hosting a holiday party! I also thought that the King Beer & Queen Wine Glass Set was quite funny & unique! See more wine lover gifts here!

heart_shaped_cake_pasty_cutter_knife_setThe 2 Piece Heart-Shaped Cake & Knife/ Pastry Server is brilliant and an unexpected shape!

hostess_gift_red_sequin_high_heel_wine_bottle_holderThe Wild Eye High Heel Bottle Holder, Red Sequins is glamorous and a great way to bring a bottle of wine as well as sparkle to a party!

terracotta_plate_star_design_hand_painted_spainThe Terracotta Plate – Star Design (11″) – Hand Painted in Spain is unique and a vibrant way to display food!

himalayan_pink_salt_shot_glasses_set_4The Himalayan Pink Salt Shot Glasses -Tequila Shot Glasses are quite the conversation piece!

gray_malin_beaches_hardcover_coffee_table_bookThe Gray Malin Beaches Hardcover Coffee Table Book is for the beach lover! Gray Malin’s aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters…amazing! The super cute sand dollar beverage coasters is also a beach-lover’s dream come true as well!

artisan_d_orient_oval_gold_bowlThe Artisan d’Orient 8″ Oval Bowl, Color – Gold is elegant and handmade from cast aluminum and finished with food safe enamel coating!

leather_silk_gold_crownThe Leather Gold Crown with silk interior makes a fun gift! I once gave a crown as a gift to a friend & he wore it the entire night; the crown was in each photo he took throughout the party…fun photos! The leather crown is also available in white, pink, red and black!

agate_coaster_setThe Stone Crystal Gemstone Agate Beverage Coasters for Drinks Gift Set of 4 are a great way to highlight beverages and quite the conversation starters! The colors are so beautiful & vibrant!


Why not give the hostess a unique pair of earrings, like these brass hoop earrings with hand dyed linen fringe and 14k gold filled ear wires! It’s the element of surprise that makes all the difference, definitely an unexpected gift! Maybe even wrap up a unique necklace!

yankee_candle_cable_sweater_tote_gift_setThe Yankee Candle Cabled Sweater Tote Gift Set is too cute for words, it’s a full-on relaxation gift set and makes you feel cozy & warm! I personally love getting scented candles as gifts, they’re one of my favorite gifts to receive, since I absolutely love candles!

3_tier_porcelain_cupcake_stand_dessert_stand_hostess_giftThe Pink & Gold 3-tier Porcelain Cake Stand/ Cupcake Stand/ Dessert Stand makes a pretty in pink phenomenal gift! I once received a cupcake stand as a gift & was completely excited, so cute! I was able to use the gift right away, as I loaded up the cake stand with cupcakes! Score! I always find that a gift that you can use right away at the party makes a phenomenal gift!

knock_knock_bathroom_guest_bookThe Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book is a fun gift! I once gave the book to a friend and she nearly laughed nonstop! Score! The Knock Knock Car Guest Book is a perfect gift for your amazing Uber or Lyft driver! Imagine that!

high_heel_shoes_hanbag_christmas_ornamentsWhy not spread holiday cheer for your glamorous hostess and get her gorgeous & fashionable high heel ornaments (Kurt Adler / Set of 6) & perhaps a glittery handbag & high heel ornament set! She’ll nearly scream with joy! My friend has the most glamorous tree, so I though a pair of high heels would make a great addition, plus, it’s such a fun & super girlie gift!

pumpkin_spice_christmas_mug_and-_tea_setThe Pumpkin Spice Christmas Gift Mug & Box of Pumpkin Spice Tea Set will make a delicious mouthwatering treat, such a cute set!

v_is_for_vegan_cookbook_kerstin_rodgersThe V is for Vegan Cookbook is filled with delicious vegan recipes and pages of vibrant photos of mouthwatering dishes!

tapas_salad_dessert_plate_set_hostess_giftThe Tapas Salad/Dessert Plate, 8.75-Inch, Assorted Designs, Set of 4 is a vibrant set to give, which will highlight whatever is on the plate and make the eating experience even more enjoyable, because the plate are so beautiful!

silky_toes_ballet_roll_up_slipper_shoesWhile a hostess with the mostest usually has on an amazing pair of heels at the party, at some point, she’s going to want to slip into something a little less high; surprise her with the gift of comfort…Foldable Portable Travel Ballet Flat Roll Up Slipper Shoes with Matching Carrying Pouch! She will love you for thinking of such a great idea and gift! The Women Metallic Leatherette Bow Tie Perforated Ballet Flat – Gold is just as adorable!

Now that you have numerous gifts in mind for the next party you attend, be sure to follow up with a thank-you note, text, email, phone call…trust me, it makes all the difference! I keep a number of thank-you cards on hand to send immediately after I attend a party! One of my neighbors was shocked and amazed when she received my thank-you note. She called me right away and said that she posted the card onto her board! She was surprised and said that she had not received a thank-you note in ages and she truly appreciated the thought, because no one thinks to send a handwritten thank-you card anymore! Score! So as you can see, a thank-you note also makes a memorable gift as well to express gratitude!

Happy Holidays & I’ll see you next time!

Style Dr.

It’s A Wrap: Keep Warm in the Wrap Coat!

The temperature has definitely cooled down and autumn is here, why not drape your body and keep cozy warm with a wrap coat! Amongst the many lengths, colors, brands and material, you’re sure to find the coat that’s perfect for you! The wrap coat keeps you warm and stylish at the same time! The draping of the wrap coat makes it a stand out look! Imagine the wrap coat with a cute top, jeans or leggings and perhaps over-the-knee boots or even cute booties! The coat will look amazing with a sleek jumpsuit as well! It’s a cute look that makes a big style statement! I have hand-selected gorgeous colorful wrap coats for you to consider at different price points! Enjoy!
bcbg_maxazria_trench_wool_leather_wrapped_trench_coatThe BCBG Maxazria Woman’s Cameron Taupe Wool Leather Trim Wrapped Belted Trench Coat is a beautiful neutral color that can elevate whatever you’re wearing & the black piping on the jacket is to die for!

tahari_wool_wrap_coat_oversized_collarThe T Tahari Women’s Charcoal Grey Ella Two-Tone Wool Wrap Coat with Oversized Collar stands out because of the combination of colors & makes it a winner all wrapped in one!

The Jessica Simpson Women’s Basketweave Wrap Coat is textured, has two types of fabrics, which makes it a standout piece and is also available in black!

country_apple_t_tahari_wool_wrap_coatThe T Tahari Women’s Country Apple Marla Wool Wrap Coat is a gorgeous warm burgundy color that simply stands out on it’s own!  The coat is also available in a beautiful dove color!

nanette_lepore_double_faced_wool_blend_wrap_coatThe Nanette Lepore Women’s Camel Double Faced Wool Blend Wrap Coat with Patch Pockets drapes gracefully and automatically elevates & dresses up whatever you’re wearing!

affordable_budget_wrap_coatThe Drape Open Front Waterfall Belted Wrap Coat Jacket ($29.99) is a steal! Gorgeous coat for a bargain price in so many warm tones!
mackage_wool_belted_wrap_coatThe Mackage Women’s Mai Doubleface Wool Belted Wrap Coat  can be worn tied up or open, which will allow the coat to flow with whatever you’re wearing! Its ‘s also available in blue & black!


The Diane von Furstenberg Bordeaux Women’s Harlow Jacket is a beautiful wine color that is the center of attention of whatever else you’re wearing! This jacket steals the spotlight!

Happy Holidays & I’ll see you next time!

Style Dr.

Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Highland Suede Boots & Dupes!

Now that the weather is a bit chilly out, it’s time to bundle up, yet stay in style! Keep your feet warm and step into the over-the-knee boots trend! As you may have known, the Stuart Weitzman Over-The_Knee Highland suede boots are all over the place! They appear to be the boot of the season and for good reason! The boots are very thigh high & have the ability to elevate any outfit! I’ve searched high and low to give you the choice of the actual Stuart Weitzman suede over-the-knee boots as well as a few others (dupes) at different (lower) price points! Score!
stuart_weitzman_highland_suede_over_the_knee_boots_looksImages via Pinterest.

stuart_weitzman_suede_highland_over_the_knee_boots_1The Stuart Weitzman Topo Suede Grey Highland Over The Knee Boots comes in a variety of colors and these are my favorites in Topo Suedeo, Buff Suede, Toffee Suede & Black Suede!

sam_edelman_kent_over_the_knee_suede_stretch_bootsThe Sam Edelman Suede Stretch Kent Over The Knee Boots look practically the same…perfect! The boots are available in black & grey!

steve_madden_over_the_knee_suede_gorgeous_bootsThe Steve Madden Over The Knee Gorgeous Boots are available in taupe & black!

fashion_thirsty_stretch_over_the_knee_bootsThe Fashion Thirsty Stretch Over-The-Knee Boots ($32.99) are available in almost every color imaginable! Imagine that!

Now that you have a variety of over-the-knee boots to choose from, it’s all up to you to decide which pair of boots works best for you & your price point! As for me, I adore the Stuart Weitzman Plathighland Motorcycle Boot, which has the platform! I love the added boost in height!

Happy Holidays & I’ll see you next time!

Style Dr.

Glamour Girl Gift Guide: 25 Holiday Gifts for Her Under $25!

Happy Holidays! Can you believe that Christmas is only 19 days away? Why not get the perfect gifts for the Glamour Girl in your life! Even better, all of the gifts (2 are just a few dollars over) are under $25! Imagine that! A glamour girl knows that style has no price! Enjoy a number of gifts that I hand-selected just for you! Happy Shopping!

toiletry_lips_makeup_cosmetics_bag_waterproofThe Lips Toiletry Cosmetics Makeup Waterproof Bag is full-on adorable & glamorous! Imagine filling the bag up with fun girlie items: makeup, sunglasses, pens/pencils…you decide!

oversized_cat_eye_sunglasses_mirror_and_caseThe Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses Mirror Eyewear With Case is full on glamour with the gold/pink lenses! MEOW!

bohemian_silver_tone_long_boho_statement_tribal_necklace_coin_tasselThe Bohemia Silver Tone Long Boho Statement Necklace with Coin Tassel is glamorous! Imagine the surprise & gasps of the lucky recipient of this gorgeous statement necklace…fabulous! If you like the style, yet prefer a smaller necklace, why not try the Gypsy Bohemian Vintage Silver Coin Turkish Beachy Bib Statement Necklace!

ankit_pastel_peach_pink_floral_noise_isolating_headphonesThe Ankit Pastel Peach Pink Floral Noise Isolating Headphones are super girlie! Okay, so maybe they are $4 over the amount you had in mind, but they’re so worth it! The headphones are irresistibly cute! The metallic black & gold headphones are amazing as well!

vegan_all_natural_essential_oil_lush_fizziesThe 6 Vegan Bath Bomb Fizzies Essential Oil Gift Set will be a colorful treat that will also delight the senses with a variety of fragrances! Imagine the yummy scents: RELAXATION (Lavender) , DETOX (Vanilla) , ENERGIZE (Grapefruit), DE-STRESS, SINUS (Peppermint), CONGESTION RELIEF (Eucalyptus)!

The Voluspa French Cade & Lavender Limited JAPONICA 3 Wick Candle in Decorative Tin is two gifts in one! You get the gorgeous scented candle & once the candle has finished burning, why not keep the gorgeous tin to put fun keepsakes inside!

half_moon_flowering_tea_set_huntgold_flowering_ballsThe Primula Half-Moon Teapot Flowering Tea Set – 40 oz. – Clear Glass with Black Accents – Includes 3 Flowering Teas! What a fun gift that allows you to see the flower teas blossoms through the see-thru glass, a complete “Wow” moment! Why not add additional flowers balls; HuntGold 10ps a pack Random Chinese Green Artistic Blooming Flowering Flower Tea Balls!

peter_pauper_press_unique_diary_journalsThe Peter Pauper Press Bordeaux Journal, Japanese Screen Journal & Celestial Journal are beautiful & make a unique diary to write down your thoughts, to-do list or creative writing!

bath_body_works_thousand_wishes_gift_setThe Bath And Body Works A Thousand Wishes Trio Body Lotion smells divine! I have this scent & it’s pure perfection! Why not try other gift sets: Bath & Body Works A Beautiful Day , Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path Gift Set or why not get Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Winter 2016 Frosted Coconut Snowball, which I fell in love with the minute I sprayed it on at the store & had to have it…a very tropical yet christmas scent wrapped into one! I love it!

kleancolor_metallic_nail_polish_full_size_set_12The Kleancolor Nail Polish – Awesome Metallic Full Size Lacquer Lot of 12-pc Set is a unique set, especially fun to wear for the holidays! It also reminds me of chrome nails, which I will be trying for the first time before heading off to my family vacation! Perhaps you prefer the Kleancolor NEON 12 Full Collection Set Nail Polish which has standout colors or the Pastel Nail Polish Gift Set, very posh candy colors!

pink_rose_lace_cat_ears_headbandThe Pink Rose Cat Ears Headband & Black Lace Cat Ears Headband make the perfect gift duo & unique twist on headbands!

luxury_sherpa_fleece_slipper_pom_bootiesThe comfy Sherpa Fleece Slipper Booties with Gripper Sole and Pom Poms are so fluffy and cozy, also comes in the colors: Foxbury Grey, Pink, & Red!

satin_pajama_cami_setThe Satin & Lace Pajama Cami Set is adorable and I love the side of the tap pants, such a glamorous set!
How cute is the Satin Pajamas, Long Button-Down Pj Set and Mask, which comes in a variety of vibrant colors! That’s a 3 in one gift set that will have you lounging in luxury!

pom_plush_throwblanketImagine the Pom Plush Throw Blanket wrapped around your body as you snuggle against it, keeping cozy warm while you relax…perfect!

voluspa_prosecco_rose_2_wick_candle_oval_tinThe Voluspa Prosecco Rose 2 Wick Candle In Decor Oval Tin 12.7 oz not only smells decadent, but you also get to keep the pretty tin to put your favorite keepsakes inside…rings, bracelets…!
screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-4-22-48-pmThe Rose Gold Smart Phone Stand is amazing! You will be hands free and you can even turn it sideways, which makes things so much easier when you’re on a video call!
The Adjustable Smart Phone Charging Dock Stand is pretty as well!

iring_hook_black_safe_grip_rose_goldThe iRing Hook Black The Safe Grips And Cradle is the perfect adhesive to keep on your phone so that you keep a tight grip, as you slip your finger through the ring! Plus, it’s so shiny!

adult_fashion_coloring_booksHow cool are these Adult Fashion Coloring Books?! Why not sit back, relax, and let your mind wonder as you color in style! Haha!
First Row: Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring BookAdult Fashion Coloring Book & Fashion: A Coloring Book of Designer Looks and Accessories
Second Row: Vogue Goes Pop Coloring BookBack to the 80s: 1980s Fads and Fashion Coloring Book & Vogue Coloring Book!
Note: Why not add-on the Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors!

soap_and_glory_clean_geatway_gift_set_mini_best_sellersThe Soap And Glory Clean Getaway Gift Set 4 Mini Best Sellers is a winner! Not only is the scent delightfully fresh & clean, but I was given this set as part of a gift! I loved the Soap & Glory products so much that I ended up ordering the full size versions! Score! A gift set is a great way to share your favorite products with your friends & makes a great gift!

screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-3-52-47-pmThe Eyelashes Coffee / Tea Mug had me at hello, so cute! A glamour girl knows that mascara or false lashes are a must! The mug is also available in pink!

glow_30_professional_wooden_handle-makeup_brush_set_pink_and_caseThe Glow 30 Pc Professional Wooden Handle Make up Brushes Set in Pink Case by Jennifer Lopez, so pretty in pink!


The Ring Light for Camera [Rechargable Battery]Selfie LED Camera Light will make sure each selfie is well lit! You glow girl!

waterluu_illuminated_phone_caseThe WaterLuu® LED Illuminated Phone Case is perfect for selfies, so bright that you can light up the room…with your dazzling smile of course! You also have the option of 5 different light settings! Every glamour girl appreciates a picture perfect moment & as you know, it’s all about lighting…it’s the details that count! Lights, camera…pose!

Happy Holidays & See you next time!

Style Dr.

Ugly Sweater 5K Charity Run: Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

Happy Holidays! As you know, Ugly Christmas Sweaters have become a trend & they’re just so darn cute! In fact, I hosted an Ugly Christmas Clothing party a few years ago! I wore an ugly dress and guests wore their best to keep up with the theme! The event was an absolute blast & caused plenty of laughs in the midst of food, music & playing the White Elephant Gift Exchange game! Ready to have a little holiday fun with an exciting holiday run? Oh yes! Have you ever heard of the 5k Ugly Sweater Run? Imagine thousands of people all wearing their ugliest Christmas sweaters, while participating in a 5K Run for the love of charity (One Warm Coat)? Be sure to see when the event will be in a town near you! I’m hear to get you into gear by finding the cutest yet ugliest Christmas sweaters for any upcoming event or why not host your own party! BE the hostess with the mostest!

The Cute Red Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater is completely adorable & even has a reindeer on the back and the white details along the sleeves!
ugly_christmas_reindeer_sweaterThe Ugly Christmas Reindeer Sweater comes complete with a red 3D nose & a scarf which actually hangs off the reindeer’s neck! Haha!

christmas_tree_ugly_christmas_sweater_ligh_upThe Light Up Christmas Tree Ugly Christmas Sweater is de-light-ful, as the 4 LED lights up whenever you move, so cute! Imagine that! Go ahead, light up the day or night! Bring on the fun!

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-12-46-18-pmThe Christmas Present Ugly Christmas Sweater really lives up to it’s name, but it’s totally adorable at the same time! You can’t help but smile when you wear this or see this sweater! See, it’s ultimately wrapped up with a smile…and laughter! Score! LOL!

light_up_wreath_ugly_christmas_sweaterThe Light Up Wreath Ugly Christmas Sweater is quite the interesting color combo, but is guaranteed to light up whatever event you attend! Enjoy the spotlight! Haha!

santa_girl_hooded_sweater_ugly_sweaterThe Santa Girl Ugly Christmas Sweater is full on cuteness complete with a pom on the back of the hood! Bring on complete holiday fun and for a great cause with this sweater! Score!

Happy Holidays & See you next time!

Style Dr.

Treasure Chest: Top 7 Glamorous Choker Collar Necklaces!

Happy Holidays & Happy December! As we know, choker collar necklaces are front & center these days & a unique piece to dress up any outfit!  I went on a bit of a shopping spree yesterday & ended up buying a gorgeous choker collar necklace! I selected the necklace, because it had a unique braided detail around the gold bar of the necklace, which left the two necklace strands hanging gracefully and tied in a knot in the center! I love when an item has a detail that makes it stand out; making it not only a phenomenal find, but a statement piece to treasure! Why not stand out from the rest! Here are a few handpicked necklaces I found to make your the main attraction! Enjoy & Happy Shopping for the holidays!

polished_bar_grosgrain_ribbon_bow_choker_necklaceThe Tuxedo Polished Bar and Grosgrain Ribbon Bow Choker Necklace is pure perfection & a two in one surprise! The choker can be worn with the tied bow in the front or the gold choker in the front! Score!

pearl_multi_strand_choker_necklace_setThe Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace Choker is several strands of elegance all wrapped in one! Love the bonus, pearl earrings, makes the perfect set!

vintage_chain_choker_collar_necklace_statement_jewelryThe Vintage Choker Collar Chain & Rhinestone Necklace is edgy and regal at once!

long_black_velvet_leather_chain_tassel_necklaceThe Long Black Velvet Leather Choker Necklace is pretty & all wrapped up with a bow and gold tone tips…it’s all about the details!

silver_rhinestone_pendant_choker_necklaceThe Rhinestone Pendant Choker Necklace Alloy Chains is an elegant way to dress up your neck!


The Silver Tone Crystal Braided Wrap ChokerGold Tone Crystal Braided Wrap Choker are a unique twist on the choker necklace trend! The rhinestones placed in between the leather strands rocks my world, which definitely makes this a standout piece!

pearl_collar_choker_crystal_rhinestone_statement_necklaceThe Pearl Collar Choker Crystal Jewelry Rhinestone Statement Necklace is a beautiful & elegant way to dress up a casual look or to elevate a night out on the town!

Happy Holidays & See you next time!

Style Dr.