last minute with nordstrom

Well ladies (and gents, if you’re somehow reading this)… it’s here! The final countdown! I know you’re well aware, but indulge me in allowing my giddy, excessive-caps-locks-utilizing self proclaim it: CHRISTMAS IS FOUR DAYS AWAY! I was good this year and have somehow managed to get all of my shopping done, but I know that’s not the case for quite a few. The proof seems to lie in the crazy traffic, which I absolutely could do without. Amen?

On the off chance that you’ve procrastinated checkin’ off that list until now, I’m hoping to make your quest short and sweet. I’ve pulled some great gift ideas of every shape, size and price all from one stop – Nordstrom! On top of decking the halls with Christmas decor gorgeous enough to make the Grinch sing Jingle Bells, they have exceptional customer service and a gracious return policy sure to make your harried shopping trip, dare I say it, pleasant. Even better news? They offer a “Buy Online & Pick Up” option! This way, you can purchase an item online and drive straight to your nearest Nordstrom to pick up so you don’t have to wait on shipping! When you pull up an item online, you’ll see it’s in-store availability beneath the “Add to Shopping Bag” button. Crowd-elusive and time savvy – the procrastinator’s dream. Ready… Set… Go! Click directly on the images below to shop, and read below for details.

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Caité Paint Pot – This nail polish not only makes a great stalking stuffer, but wrap one in a cellophane bag and tie it with some festive tinsel and you’ve got yourself the cutest, quickest gift around!

Smashbox Eye Shadow Palette – She already has enough home-made sweets to get her through next Christmas, so switch out the gingerbread cookies for this colorful eye shadow palette for a sweet surprise.

Sugar Lip Treatment – Behold, the most incredible “chapstick” (too lowly a word for this concoction) ever. I have it in rosé, and am so obsessed! My saving grace for winter-chapped lips.

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Smashbox Brush Set – The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve learned how important brushes are to your beauty routine. Cover all the bases with this cohesive set, valued at $125.00!

Flower Bomb Perfume – There’s nothing I envy more than a well-curated fragrance collection and in my opinion, Flower Bomb is an absolute staple.

Kate Spade Necklace – If she’s like me, she won’t buy statement jewelry for herself. (Something about “how often can I actually wear this” always prevents me, am I the only one??) She’ll love you for gifting her one, guilt free!

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Kate Spade Wristlet – My mom refuses to buy a clutch for herself, but is all too happy to borrow steal mine on occasion. Problem solved with this bowed cutie!

Kendra Scott Necklace and Cuff – So gorgeous she won’t even realize how “hip” they make her. :)

Ugg Slippers – I won’t tell if you get these with “I can’t wait to steal them” in mind…

Wishing you a wonderful week-leading-up-to-Christmas! I hope this list has helped you last-minute shoppers and would love to hear the gifts you’re excited to give! Buckle up and stay super safe out there, y’all!

Love from Texas,


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  1. Dunia said:

    That is so convenient. Very nice picks! I just love Nordstrom. I’m glad you got all of your shopping done, what a relief :)

    Published 12.21.14 · Reply
  2. Ellen said:

    Sometimes I hold back on buying statement necklaces unless I’ve seen someone wearing one and have inspiration on how to style it or wear it often. Love your picks! SO excited that Christmas is almost here.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    Published 12.21.14 · Reply
  3. Kaitlyn Kadlecek said:

    Such great ideas! I sent my dad to Nordstrom this year to pick up some Kendra Scott for my mom. I knew with their fabulous customer service that he wouldn’t get overwhelmed and give up (like he tends to do in other department stores). Love this list!

    Published 12.22.14 · Reply
  4. Have you tried the Fresh sugar treatment yet? I saw it in Sephora today and almost picked it up! Looks like something I might need. Thanks for sharing! If you get a moment, I’d love for you to check out my latest!

    Published 12.23.14 · Reply
  5. Paige Roe said:

    I would really love it if you checked out my new blog! Yours is my favorite!

    Published 12.24.14 · Reply