Monday, December 31, 2018

Favorite Blog Posts this Year


You guys! I am so excited to share your favorite Peplum & Pie blog posts from this year! These are the posts that got the most readers from 2018. This is the first time I've done a post like this but it's been so much fun reminiscing and really seeing how far my blog posts has changed and grown.

Without further ado... here we go!

Friday, December 28, 2018

My Favorite Outfits this Year


This year was the year of Peplums & Pie for me. There was more time and energy that was put into my blog this year than ever before. There were a lot of trials and errors and you can really see that through the photography. At the end of the day, I'm really happy with what I've learned and where I am with Peplums & Pie!

My style also changed a bit this year. Which is okay, I think everyone's fashion changes as time goes on. I've changed a lot this year, mentally, physically and I definitely have worked on finding myself this year. Due to that, my style has changed a bit. Some for the better and worse. I love this post simply because I'm able to reflect on what I've done, how far I've come and what I won't be doing in the future.

With that said, here are my favorite outfits this year! (Starting with...)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

~ Merry Christmas ~

Merry & Bright Christmas Card

Merriest of Christmas, darling friends! I hope you have a magical day full of love, laughter and warmth. Today is a wonderful day for gratitude and reflection. Bisous!

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Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Roman 12:10

Sunday, December 23, 2018

4 Last Minute Holiday Gifts to Make at Home

Holiday Party Outfit

Two days left friends! I hope you got all of you Christmas shopping done and taken care of. If not, I hope you're all shopping locally to get those last minute items! There are a few shops open tomorrow but the clock is running low for many of you, especially on the east coast.

Here are some last minute gift ideas that you can either diy, bake or go out and grab!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Perfect Holiday Red Lipsticks

Red Lipstick

As a lot of you know or have read through my instagram, I'm trying to write a blog post every single day until Christmas. I started on the 12th and have been doing really well! It's been a super fun goal and it's making think out side my normal creative process. However, tonight was tough. I stayed up really late the night before last finishing up my Holiday Gift Guide for Him. I didn't even think about what I was going to write until 10:30pm last night!

The photo above is what gave me the idea. I absolutely love pops of red in winter. Especially around snow. So, here are a few of my favorite reds for you to enjoy.

Holiday Red Lipsticks

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

christmas gifts for him

Men, the hardest species to shop for... easily. Whether they're your brother, dad, father-in-law, hubby, yadda yadda ya, these guys are there for you through thick and thin. You're looking for the best gift they'll actually want this Christmas and this guide is here to help!

My dad is particularly hard to shop for. He's the worst but he has his staples. There are items he loves and always wants, and I know other dads will love/want them too. I drilled my brother this year for gift ideas. My sisters helped bug him everyday until he finally broke down. His answer was always "I don't know. I'm so easy to shop for!"... incorrect, sir. We finally wore him down and he made a mini wish list on Nordstrom. We also took inventory of things he needed at his apartment and noted what he could use.

So, without further ado, let's get to this Gift Guide!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

My Velvet Holiday Party Dress

Holiday Party Dress

Anyone else still getting their Christmas shopping done? I'm almost done but I've got a few last minute gifts to pick up for two of my favorite families and their little nuggets. I get so excited shopping for gifts for kids. It's completely out of my norm to check out the kid section of a store. By far my favorite items I've wanted to pick up are a pair of mini Nikes for a 9 month old and a North Face lumberjack plaid coat for a 3 year old. That's a different kind of Holiday Party than the one I'm talking about today.

Luckily for me, while shopping for gifts, I stumbled upon this amazing velvet black dress...

Black Velvet Party Dress

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Guru

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Hi Friends! If you can't tell, I'm super excited about this post. It's always my favorite Gift Guide to make. May I introduce you to this year's Holiday Gift Guide for the Beauty Guru 2019! Eeeeek! I have been looking forward to this guide all week because, not gonna lie, these are all things I either love or really really reallllllly want.

These products are gifts that I would recommend to any friend and family member. Some are high end, some are budget friendly. A good chunk of them are cruelty-free and/or vegan too. I try to find a variety of gifts for different types of people.

This is a longer post because I'm sending a shout out to 9 beauty gifts but it'll be worth the read, I promise.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

Plate of Cookies

For the record, this is my first time making these cookies and I am using a cookbook to guide me along the way but I must say... they sure are tasty looking!

As you'll remember, one of my blog goals for the year is to incorporate a recipe once a month into my post schedules.  I'm determined to broaden my mind and grow as a baker! My sister also has a blog and her primary focus is on baking. As we know, I'm an a life and style blogger so my content fluctuates here and there but I hope you enjoy these kitchen adventures with me!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Seattle Holiday Events

Santa and Me

This has been one of the most festive Holiday seasons I've ever had. Maybe it's because I started working on our holiday marketing for work in October. Maybe it's because we had an endless summer. Maybe it's because my heart grew three sizes this year. Who truly knows but I am in it to win it, folks.

Here's are my Christmas recommendations to finish the Holiday season strong!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Champagne Tasting at Fat Cork

OOTD Fat Cork

What a super fun little event I was able to help host! This past weekend I had the privilege of working with Fat Cork and putting together a little Champagne Tasting for the non-profit I'm apart of. Wow-oh-wow was I blown away by how little I know about champagne! There are so many questions I got answered and a lot of general knowledge I received by simply attending.

Fat Cork is a darling little Champagne importer in our own little city. It's located right off of John St in lower queen anne/uptown area. It's not hard to find parking around it and it's super easy to get to if you know where it is. It's also, what I believe to be, one of Seattle's hidden gems!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess

5 Holiday Gifts for the Hostess
I know my hostesses well enough to know that I shouldn't buy them anything for their home unless you know them on a deep deep deep level. I have a few general rules I follow when it comes to my friends and one of those rules is never buying them anything their their walls or to set out. Rule number two, I always get a gift receipt no matter what.

I'm not saying that hostesses are picky. On the contrary, I actually find them to be the most adaptable because they don't like to make people feel uncomfortable. Which is why I purposely get them something that won't make them uncomfortable or obligated.  Shall we chat gifts?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Must Watch Christmas Movies on Netflix

Love Peplum and Pie

My cousin and I are what my sister likes to call "Hallmark Queens" and she's not one to talk, neither is my mother. Haha. So yes! Our love for insanely sappy predictable cheesy rom-coms is a family trait but never-the-less, it's a trait we embrace. It's also something that brings us together, even if we're very far away.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Styled Seattle x Gossip Glamour Holiday Party 2018

Styled Seattle x Gossip Glamour Holiday Party

Okay guy, seriously - what a fun event! If you've been eyeing my instagram, you already know I attended the Styled Seattle x Gossip Glamour Holiday Party this past Tuesday night. Gossip & Glamours's Sydney Mintel was kind enough to add me to the guest list along with Seattle's fiercest stylists. She thought of everything. From the cookies and champagne to Saint Nick himself. Bravo to you, Sydney!

This event was exceptionally wonderful. I got to put a lot of faces from social media to faces in real life! It was refreshing and, honestly, we're all a lot shorter than I realized! Haha!

Monday, December 3, 2018

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet

PNB Nutcracker Outfit

What a fun, wholesome hearted evening, friends! Such a joy and privilege to be able to see George Balanchine's The Nutcracker last Saturday night. If you get the opportunity, you should definitely try to get your tickets while you can. I had the honor of hosting a group of ladies for the non-profit organization I am a part of in Seattle. Tickets are considerably more affordable if you decide to go in a group of 10 or more. The more people, the less per ticket. We were able to get a very special and exclusive backstage tour before the performance began. Going backstage was incredible but being able to make one little girl's dream come true was another. She not only met one but two of the ballerinas before the show began. Her face was lit up for the rest of the night!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

How to Shop for a Winter Coat at a Thrift Store

How to Shop for a Winter Coat at a Thrift Store

Shopping for coats can not only be costly but exhausting. There are many different types of coats/jackets and finding a nice one for a good price can be daunting. Especially if you're on a budget. Which is why many of my coats from the thrift store.