20 Over The Knee Suede Boots for Under $100

 

Happy Friday!

I am all about over the knee boots for the winter, and love my Stuart Weitzman ones. I know that they can be expensive, so I gathered all my favorite OTK boots for under $100. I think these are the perfect gift for the holidays or perfect shoe to wear with your outfit to the various parties you might be attending! I have tried on a few of these and couldn’t believe how amazing their quality is and how great they look.

Happy Shopping 🙂

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Xo,

Nina

Black Friday Haul Part 1

Hi Babes!

Happy almost Friday! Is it just me or has this week been dragging on?! I finally got some stuff in that I ordered on Black Friday and figured I would do a Haul for you. I also did a try on session in my stories on Instagram (@waterandwine_) so be sure to check it out!

Anyway, I was really looking for sweaters and cute but casual tops on Black Friday. Ones that can easily be dresses up and down depending on my mood or my plans. I’ll share all sizing info as well and will do another Haul when the rest of my stuff comes in! I ordered a few more things.

Outfit 1: Top, Jeans, Boots

Outfit 2: Top, Faux Leather Spanx, Booties

Outfit 3: Top

Outfit 4: Jacket

Outfit 1: I was looking for a top I could wear with a skirt for either work or everyday that wasn’t too low cut! Target definitely delivered. I would suggest sizing down in this. I thought it would be tight but it was kind of lose. I also thought I ordered the small but I got a medium so I am going to exchange it! The jeans I have had and I am wearing a 27 (size 4). These boots are so cute! They are Jessica Simpson and go to the shin. They are cute to wear with either jeans or a dress/skirt! They are TTS and I’m wearing my normal a 9.5!

Outfit 2: So I am slightly obsessed with this top. I really wanted it in black as well, but I waited to long and it was sold out. It’s the perfect little sweater top if you are hanging out or traveling. It’s extremely light weight and can be dressed up or down. I’m wearing a small here! The spanx faux leather leggings will likely become my favorite go tos. I’m so glad I invested in them. They really suck you in! I am wearing a medium. Lastly, I’ve blogged about my shoes before but I love these Calvin booties! I’m wearing a size 9.5 and they are TTS.

Outfit 3: Another Target find! Love this little casual sweater. The slits on the side make it a little dressier and it’s so comfortable!

Outfit 4: I wasn’t sure about this coat when I first got it but I LOVE it! I ordered a medium hoping I could layer underneath, and I totally can! I think it would look good with jeans or a dress!

What do you think of the outfits? Also let me know what you think of these blog posts of the hauls in the comments below!

Xo,

Nina

Gift Guide For Him: Gifts Under $50

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Happy Monday Everyone!

 

Back with the gift guides today and couldn’t wait to share this one. I had my husband in mind and kept thinking of things he needs & loves. I know with Christmas and the various gifts we all buy, we always look for items that are perfect for that somebody, but didn’t want to break the bank.

ONE: A tool kit is perfect for that special someone. We have so many tool sets around the house so if we ever need it, we never have to go crazy looking for one. Black & Decker has always been a good company, so you can’t go wrong with this set!

TWO: Cozy sweatshirt that is north face and reasonably priced?! How can you beat it?

THREE: I actually thought about my dad when I found these slippers. His feet are always cold even if he has socks on, so I picked these up for him for Christmas!

FOUR: I love this winter hat. The quality is amazing and it is really nice in person.

FIVE & SIX: Anyone else have a guy in their life that loves whiskey? My husband is a huge whiskey lover and he always uses these glasses that I got him last year. This year I picked up these whiskey spheres for him because he always says the ice waters his drinks down. Perfect for whiskey lovers!

SEVEN: Charcoal wash, cream shave and moisturizer.. perfect for this winter weather and the perfect care for everyday!

EIGHT: I love the way sweaters layered over a button down look and think this one is perfect to dress up or down!

NINE: So these are actually $65 but are on sale for $47. I got my husband these gloves last year and he loves them! They are perfect for when you are dressing up and its cold out!

 

Which gift is your favorite?

XO,

Nina

Holiday Gift Guide for Under $50: Cozy Homebody Edition

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Hi Babes!

My website is complete! Waiting for the shop tab to be done but otherwise, it’s done! Can’t wait to tell you all about the company that helped me put it all together, Blogerize! A post will be up later this week 🙂

I wanted to share my favorite finds under $50 for the Cozy Homebody like myself. These items are perfect for gifts, and I might have ordered a few for myself already! I love cozy items and love to stay comfy. A bunch of these are on sale for cyber monday so take advantage while you can!

ONE: I love anything cable knit and monogram so when I saw this I knew it would be the perfect gift. I have cable knit stockings and blankets around my house and absolutely love them!
TWO: Slippers are a must for me at home. Even with socks on my feet are always cold, and I love moccasin slippers with the fur inside like this pair. Plus how can you beat the price?
THREE: I have a few fleece pullovers now, and they have become a huge staple for the winter. I went and tried this on and instantly fell in love with it.
FOUR: I have this exact one and a cable knit one from express and wear them all the time. They are amazing and are perfect for when you still want to look cute but want to be warm.
FIVE: Sock slippers – THE best thing ever invented. If you have a dog that loves shoes, these are for you. Riley attacks my slippers so these have become staples in my home.
SIX: I love kiehls everything, but their lip balm is another level. When my lips start to feel dry this saves me.
SEVEN: I have a similar face roller and love it. I use it to smooth out rough spots on my face and decrease puffiness. If I do not get enough sleep my under eyes get extremely puffy, and I use this to help decrease it.
EIGHT: I am always searching for comfortable and cute pajamas and these definitely do not disappoint.
NINE: Another cute throw blanket! I love having throw blankets around my house to dress up certain furniture. I love the color of this one, but it comes in multiple colors. Perfect to hang over a bed, couch, chair etc!
TEN: These quayxdesi sunglasses are my favorite sunglasses ever! My best decision was getting a pair and these are on sale!
ELEVEN: How could you not love a cute mug?!
TWELVE: I love uggs, but sometimes I just can’t justify spending that much money on a pair, so here is a perfect ugg dupe!

What Item would you love to receive?

Xo,

Nina

Your Guide to the Best Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

Happy Cyber Monday!

 

Today I am sharing my favorite finds and sales for Cyber Monday. Check them out below! I also shared some of my favorite items from some of the sites. Happy SHOPPING!!

 

AMAZON | Various deals on items throughout the site!

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Macy’s | 20% off site wide with code CYBER. Valid 11/25-11/26.

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EXPRESS | 50% off and Free Shipping

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Nordstrom | Up to 60% on select styles site wide through Cyber Monday. Valid through 11/26. Additionally, receive a $50 gift card for every $250 spent, to use in the month of January. Valid 9pm PST 11/24-11/26.


Shopbop | Take an additional 30% off all sale items with code wow18. Valid 11/26-11/27.


Nordstrom Rack | Recieve 60% off all cold weather items. Spend $150 get $25. Valid 11/26.


Saks Fifth Avenue | Up to 70% off select styles. Get $50 off for every $200 you spend with code MONDAY18. Valid 11/26.


Revolve | Extra 20% off final sale items with code CYBER20. Valid 11/26-11/27.


Lord & Taylor | Extra 25% off site wide with code CYBER. Valid 11/26-11/27.


J Crew | Take 40% off your entire purchase. Valid through 11/26.


Loft | 50% off your entire purchase with code CYBER. Valid 11/25-11/27.


J Crew Factory | Receive up to 60% off original prices with code ADD2CART. Valid 11/26-11/27.


Abercombie | 50% off your entire purchase. Valid 11/26.


Banana Republic | Take 50% off everything. Valid 11/25-11/26.

Goodies & Treats (Recipes)

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Happy November Everyone!

A lot of you responded to my stories in regards to the goodies I was baking/cooking asking for some recipes. So I thought it would be cute to put all details together and give you some background on why we do it. This post will be a long one with all the recipes so please bare with me!

It has been a long lasting tradition for my mom, my aunt, my sister, and I to bake some goodies at my grandparents house and deliver them to family and friends on Mischief Night. When we were really young, my aunt would surprise us and bring us some candy and write “BOO” on our front steps. This was something we looked forward to each year and couldn’t wait for it. So when we got to be a little older, we asked her if we could join in and we started baking goodies to give out instead of some candy. We bake for 2-3 days and make our rounds to friends and family. Our list of stops grows each year and the items we bake get more and more complex, but we love it so much. It has been our tradition for over 7 years, and I can’t wait until I have kids that can do it with us. We then deliver the goodies on Mischief Night and write “BOO” on their front walkway. Everyone looks forward to it each year and we do too! My sister and I dress up in onesies and so the drop off, it’s so much fun!

This year we decided to be a little different, and each year we truly do get a little more complex and crazier. We usually bake a bunch of cookies or halloween goodies, but we switched it up a bit. We baked and cooked Butternut Squash Soup, Homemade Bread, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Vanilla Scones, Christmas Jam, Caramel Apples with peanuts, and NY Style Crumb Cake. We also look forward to hearing everyones favorites and depending on their tastes, we hear all different ones. My personal favorites was the jam and the soup. I ate a half a jar of jam all by myself on Monday because it was THAT good.

I will share all of the original recipes, and changes that we made below:

  1. Butternut Squash & Apple Soup – My mom & aunt are huge Ina Garten fans, so we always make some of her recipes. We made some change to her recipe so I will list ours here as well.img_0846.jpg
  2. Honey White Bread – this is another Ina Garten recipe & it’s delicious! We have made homemade plain bread before but wanted to try something a little different so decided to give this a try. I had some with my soup for lunch yesterday and it was out of this world! We followed the recipe exactly except for the fact that we used LIVE yeast and we were making 12 small loaves, so we doubled the recipe. When using live yeast, make sure the water and milk are hot and at the temperature stated in the recipe. We used a candy thermometer and took the temperature of both the water and the milk.
  3. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies– We didn’t change a thing with these. There was a lot of the cream left over and we saved it for a sweet treat on bread.. delicious!
  4. Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle– We added in sunflower seeds. It was soooo good!
  5. Vanilla Scones – We didn’t change anything but let me just tell you, these were a huge hit! They taste similar to the Starbucks scones. They taste even better with some jam!
  6. Christmas Jam – When I tell you this is the best Jam I have ever had… I kid you not. I ate half a jar the alone the day we made it. It tastes good on bread, on crackers, on everything. It is to die for!! We ended up adding a bunch of strawberries to this recipe because we wanted more strawberry. I would suggest grinding the cranberry and strawberry and seeing what you need more of.
  7. Caramel Apple – So we changed this up a bit, we had 12 mini granny smith apples so we used about 28oz of caramel (2.5 -11 oz bags), 3 cup of peanuts that we ground up, and instead of lollipop sticks we used witches brooms from walmart. They came out so delicious and good!
  • 8. NY Style Crumb Cake –
  • Let me know if you make any and how it comes out !

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