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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Holiday Gift Guide :: For Him

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Let's be honest. As much as we love them, the men in our lives can be some of the hardest people to shop for! Here are eight gift ideas, in a variety of price points, sure to please guys of any age!

1. High Brass Cuffs :: Real, once fired shotgun shell cuff links. Perfect for the outdoorsman in your life. Enjoy a 10% discount on any purchase with code LAUREN.

2. Fitbit 'Blaze' Smart Fitness Watch :: Helps him achieve fitness goals, syncs to his iPhone to display caller ID, texts and music...all while keeping him looking cool.

3. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge :: An artful way to enjoy his favorite spirits, keeping them chilled yet never watered down. An under-$50 gift that also makes a great host/hostess present.

4. Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker :: A portable speaker that delivers clear, full-range sound. Comes in four color options and perfect for the music-lover.

5. Barrington Gifts Dop Kit :: A handsome, classic, roomy dop kit that holds all the essentials and can be monogrammed. Available in multiple pattern/color options and a great present for the avid traveler.

6. Clarisonic Alpha Fit Sonic Cleansing System for Men :: Specifically designed for men's skin to give a closer shave, cleaner beard and healthier-looking skin. The gift men don't think they really need but then will wonder how they lived without!

7. Tumi Water Resistant Backpack :: A sharp-looking, luxe backpack/laptop carrier that's guaranteed to keep him looking stylish everywhere he travels.

8. Patagonia Water Repellent Down Jacket :: This jacket is super warm, easy to pack and makes a style-statement. While I love the pop red color, it also comes in a classic black and gray.

Be sure to check out my other gift guides for Hostess Gifts, Gifts Under 50 and Cozy Gifts. You can also head to my Holiday Shop for more great gift ideas for everyone on your list. More are coming very soon!

Stylishly yours,

P.S. I am giving away a pair of my favorite Vince Camuto over the knee boots! These are some of the most versatile and comfortable boots I own...some much that I own them in two colors! The winner gets to choose any color. Enter to win here ::

Crushed Velvet Dress

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topshop dress | c/o sole society fur stole, also available in more colors here | c/o sole society shoes | c/o kendra scott necklace, bangles and ring | le specs sunglasses, currently 40% off | valentino bag | CND nail polish in wildfire | photos by rachel norris | thank you to cru wine bar at avalon for the photo location

You all know by now that I have a love for velvet this season! Velvet is such a fun holiday look that can be worn all winter long.

This crushed velvet Topshop dress caught my eye because the pink color is just so stunning. I love how this shade of blush pairs with gray, nudes and black...and even with emerald green or navy for the holidays! This dress is stretchy and comfy, and also has the prettiest low back. For sizing reference, I usually size up in Topshop and am wearing a US size 6, which fits more like a 2-4.

This Sole Society faux-fur stole is a fun gift idea. It's $39, comes in a few colors and is a great accessory to change up the look of an outfit. {See how I styled one over a blouse here.} I also love a fur stole paired over the collar of a denim or leather jacket. It's also available in more color options here.

Last but not least, these Sole Society studded heels are beauties, and look-alikes to a much more expensive designer rock stud version! They are the perfect neutral shoe, are actually quite comfy and look amazing with jeans, too!

Stylishly yours,

P.S. If you haven't been following my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway series over on Instagram @laurenlefevre, there are SIX days left and some awesome prizes to still be won! I announce the day's giveaway each evening between 9-10pm EST.

Tonight I am giving away FIVE Corkcicle tumblers and canteens, in the colors of the winner's choosing! I carry my Corkcicle everywhere, and love the fun color options!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Faux-Leather Leggings

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c/o spanx leggings, also currently 30% off here | bp blouse, just $45 and also comes in a great holiday red | c/o sole society fur stolesam edelman boots | chloe bag | c/o kendra scott necklace | c/o kendra scott ring | c/o kendra scott bangles | c/o kendra scott earringskaren walker sunglasses | photos by rachel norris

When it comes to wardrobe essential pants/bottoms for Fall/Winter, a pair of faux-leather leggings is at the top of my list for ladies of all ages.

Why?! Faux-leather leggings elevate the style of any outfit, can dress up or down and look fabulous with almost any tunic top, long sweater or dress. They look fantastic worn with heels, sneakers, tall boots and ankle booties. The possibilities are literally endless when it comes to styling these leggings, and if you don't already own a pair, you need to add them to your holiday wish list pronto.

After seasons of trying lots of different brands/styles of unflattering and uncomfortable faux-leather leggings, I discovered the Spanx version and immediately fell in love!

These are hands-down the BEST faux-leather leggings {and quite possibly the best leggings period!} on the market. I have introduced so many women to these leggings, including my mother, my sister in law, and countless friends and clients and everyone LOVES them! They are the perfect high-waist, smooth and flatter your legs, tummy and tush, and are comfortable enough to also lounge in!

The Spanx faux-leggings come in three colors {black, gunmetal and wine} this season...I have owned the black ones for a few years and just got the wine-colored pair and am OBSESSED!

Have I sold you on wanting a pair?! I have great news...

I am giving away TWO PAIRS of Spanx faux-leggings over on Instagram tonight around 10pm EST, so head over to @laurenlefevre and enter to win! {It's super easy to do!}

These leggings make a fabulous holiday present for any lady on your list...particularly the lady who has it all and is hard to shop for. It's truly a gift that gals ages 20 to 80 would all equally wear and enjoy!

Stylishly yours,

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