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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

How to Dress for a Black Tie Holiday Event


During the winter months, you may be invited to any number of black tie events including an evening wedding, a fundraising gala, or formal party. For these events, the attire can often be "black tie". For women that means you should wear a floor-length gown. For an evening black tie event during the fall and winter months, stick with dark or rich colors and heavier fabrics; think lace, beaded, velvet, or satin as opposed to a light chiffon. Pictured Above: ASOS RED CARPET Premium Super Plunge Twist Front Maxi Dress

http://www.amazon.com/Eliza-Womens-Beaded-Sleeve-Gown/dp/B00KID4HIK/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=DWVCO4UPXTZPHR55&creativeASIN=B00KID4HIKhttp://www.amazon.com/Adrianna-Papell-Womens-Short-Sleeve-Sequin/dp/B00FFVEXVG/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=VIRP5L6J5SKRGZYA&creativeASIN=B00FFVEXVG

For the holidays, some sparkle is always a good idea. In fact, some formal holiday events may call for "festive black tie" on the invite. Go for either a gown with some sparkle or a rich holiday color like emerald or red. A "festive black tie" event that is work-related calls for a more modest gown - no high slits, and nothing  strapless or with spaghetti straps. A gown with a modest neckline, like the two pictured above, is something you could wear to both a wedding or a more corporate setting. A more simple, solid-colored dress like the Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown pictured above is also a great versatile gown. You could dress it down for the ballet with minimal jewelry and more natural makeup, or dress it up with formal heels, an up-do with bold makeup, and a jeweled statement necklace.

Pictured Above: Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown, $83.67  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Short-Sleeve Sequin Gown, $280

http://www.amazon.com/HALSTON-HERITAGE-Womens-Charmeuse-Evening/dp/B00LM1WLLW/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=GWUKWINSHRXL4H2F&creativeASIN=B00LM1WLLWhttp://www.amazon.com/Adrianna-Papell-Womens-Sleeve-Beaded/dp/B00NAT7R8G/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=JLFW4AVODFVIXH64&creativeASIN=B00NAT7R8G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GHH6S8S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GHH6S8S&linkCode=as2&tag=las00-20&linkId=7FBKCL2BQVIN4KHUhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M6PYU3U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00M6PYU3U&linkCode=as2&tag=las00-20&linkId=LEMKIGUHY5TCYG6C

Don't worry about being over-dressed for a black tie event. It's the perfect opportunity to wear a beautiful gown with some added drama like beading, a bold print, a full skirt, or an interesting neckline.

Pictured Above: HALSTON HERITAGE Women's Charmeuse V-neck Evening Gown with Flowy Skirt  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Cap Sleeve V Neck Fully Beaded Gown  //  BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Rose Strapless Tiered Evening Gown  //  Crystal Dresses Sheath/column Scoop Taffeta and Lace Mother of the Bride Dress

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