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Best Luxury Push Presents

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While the greatest gift of having a baby is the moment you hold your child in your arms, moms know it’s quite the process to get to that moment. Morning sickness, aches and pains, and that’s before the actual birth. Because of this, another joy that so many new moms can experience is that of the push present. Jason wanted to get me something really special for the 9+ months, and I wanted something beautiful to commemorate Élodie’s arrival. 

I had a hard time selecting something beautiful, but I knew I wanted it to be something tangible (vs an experience) that I could hold and have for years to come. I also wanted it to be something luxurious that I could potentially pass down to Elle. So what did I get you ask? I opted for a classic steel/white gold Rolex with diamonds. But that wasn’t the only option I was considering. So if you’re about to celebrate the arrival of your previous little one, or you simply want to treat yourself to a splurge-worthy present, then here are my picks for the best luxury push presents.  

Rolex: The most iconic luxury watch that will become an heirloom over the years. Not only will the watch keep its value, but it’s also a special piece that can be worn both for casual and special occasions. I’m so obsessed with my watch and I can’t wait to hand it down to Elle one day!

Cartier Jewelry: Another classic brand with so many romantic pieces. You can opt for something from the iconic Love collection, like the famous bracelet. I personally love the Trinity collection and thought it was symbolic to have the three intertwined rings, especially with the arrival of our first child. While I chose a Rolex for my push present, Jason spoiled me with this ring for my Christmas present. 

Baby’s Gemstone: Another way to celebrate the arrival of baby is to get a piece of jewelry in their birthstone. With the meaning so apparent, It will make you smile when you look at it, and it’s another great piece you can hand down. I recently treated myself to a ring in Elle’s birthstone of blue topaz. 

Luxury Bag: While I’m never one to turn down jewelry, I also love a good luxury bag. I think bags might be a little less special since they can take more everyday wear and tear, but a truly splurge-worthy bag is a great gift to feel spoiled and celebrate the occasion. My pick would be the classic Chanel flap bag (I’ve been eyeing the jumbo) which will be elegant for years to come. 

Anything Diamond: When in doubt, anything diamond! The symbol of luxury, a diamond is always sure to please. Try a solitaire diamond necklace, or perhaps a bangle or tennis bracelet. 

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The Top Five Shoes At Zara Right Now

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Zara is obviously a wonderful resource for clothes. You can get the season’s designer trends but at an affordable price.  But did you know it’s also becoming my go-to destination for shoes? My obsession started over the holiday season when I got a pair of jeweled heels that rival my favorite pair of Manolos. Well, that obsession has only gotten worse, as I’ve uncovered more stylish and affordable options. So without further ado, here are my top pairs of shoes at Zara right now. 

1. A classic espadrille sandal with a little bit of edge with the oversized buckle. These are on my wish list! Wear these with wide-leg, cropped jeans or your favorite sundress.

2. A fun way to embrace the Cindarella-slipper trend that won’t break the bank.

3. Simple mules that will be so easy to slip on for work or a night on the town. The clear heel adds a unique and unexpected touch!

4. Metallic sandals are simple and can be dressed up or down! As seen on Instagram, I have these and wear them with sundresses and jeans alike.

5. The prettiest flats that are comfortable and go with absolutely everything. It also doesn’t hurt that they are Chanel-inspired.

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Can’t Live Without

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Do you have some go-to items that you purchase over and over again? I’m talking about the items that you can’t live without and you keep in constant rotation. For me, there are some beauty products that are on my forever list, and that I’ve been using for years. Despite my desire to constantly try new things, I wanted to share the items that I turn to without hesitation. I love these babies without question, and I thought you might too!

 

Neutrogena Body Oil: I put this on after my nightly shower so my skin feels soft and moisturized. It doesn’t dry greasy and has a faint fragrance that I love. I’ve been using this since middle school, and I’m never without it!

 

Shu Uemura Hair Oil: Speaking of oil, this item is a fairly recent addition to my regimen and must-have list. This oil cuts my dry-time in half smells amazing and just makes my hair more manageable overall. I can’t live without it!

 

MAC Brow Set: I’ve been using this since before bold brows were a thing. Naturally a girl with a lot of eyebrow to handle, this keeps my shape in place ALL DAY. P.s. I love the clear, but it also comes in two shades for those who prefer some color.

 

Penny Talk Nail Polish: A metallic that is also neutral – this nail polish feels stylish yet surprisingly understated at the same time. I love wearing this as my go-to polish for the work-week.

 

Basic & Neroli Perfume: If you know me, then you know I love to switch up my fragrances. You may also know that I love to wear 2-3 fragrances at the same time. No matter what perfume I’m wearing underneath – I love to layer this Jo Malone scent on top. It feels light and fresh and plays with other scents so nicely.

 

Amore Pacific Cleanser: This face wash is from one of my favorite beauty brands of all time. I love this cleanser, because it has just the right amount of foaming action, doesn’t try out my skin, and also smells divine.