My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway - Three $300 winners!

**Update: Thank you so much to everyone who entered! Congratulations to the winners Amanda M., Jessica C., and Rachel G.! Each winner was drawn at random via Rafflecopter and has been notified through email : ) **buffalo check christmas pajamas gift wrapping

With my belly full of one too many cups of mulled cider, I'm procrastinating on packing for as long as possible to share one more holiday giveaway with you guys (congrats to Christy L. and Priscilla S. G. for winning my earlier ones this month!)! I loved doing a favorite things giveaway last year, so am excited that one of my favorite stores, Nordstrom, has agreed to team up again for another one. I'm giving away three $300 gift cards this time, perfect for treating yourself with after the holiday rush. I'll be offline a bit traveling for the holidays, but will draw the lucky winners after Christmas!
buffalo check gift wrapping paper minnetonka moccasin
This is the glass box from Target that I Snapchatted the other day - cute for packaging jewelry or something like nail polishes inside, as a DIY gift set! One of my friends who always compliments my Baublebar necklace is finally getting her own : ) And oh, for fellow PJ collectors this thermal sleepshirt is a very comfy thermal waffle knit with cute chambray trim detail. I either pair black leggings under it or just wear it as a sleep dress. The sleeves have a thumb warmer which I like on coats but thought was odd for sleepwear, so I just roll them up once on my shorter arms. Nick apparently couldn't resist poking fun at me in this, but I suspect that he -an avid lover of buffalo check- is just envious he doesn't have one.
buffalo plaid christmas tartan PJ gift
being that kooky lady matching my gift wrap

This giveaway is open to those who are 18+ and have a mailing address in any country that Nordstrom ships to. One entry per household, please! Just fill out the Rafflecopter giveaway entry form below with one of your favorite things from their store. This could be either a wishlist item you'd get if you won a giftcard, or something that you already own/use and would recommend. I enjoyed reading all the recommendations from last year and getting to know some of you a little better! As an optional entry, I'd love to hear how you first came across this blog, out of curiosity.

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If you're in need of shopping suggestions, here's a walk down memory lane of some of my most-reached for things from over the years (also for last-minute gifts, there's free shipping on most items with delivery by Christmas Eve). Some of these favorites have made it on this blog a record # of times, while others are silent but hard-workers!


$100 or less
- Nike Free 5.0 training sneakers - I update my fitness gear once in a blue moon, usually when something is worn to shreds. On a whim I tried on my friend's Nike Frees, and was shocked that my own sneaks felt like bricks in comparison! I was living under a rock, but am now loving these which feel light as air and very soft around the foot.
Morrocanoil hair treatment (great lil' stocking stuffer) - another recommendation by my hairdresser as an everyday leave-in conditioner for dry hair.
BP booties (see my review) - IMO, still one of the best value booties out there and very comfy. My pebbled black ones get the most wear out of all my boots.
Bobeau fleece & fuzzy cardigans (see both on me) - I won't bore you by gushing again about these, but for newer readers, these are a must.
Blank NYC moto jacket (see on me) - another old fave that I won't chatter on about, but I do want to say mine has only gotten softer with wear over the years.

$200 or less
- Ivanka Trump Tropica lace-up flat (on sale; see on me) - my go-to shoes for if I want something stylish/dressier yet need to wear flats, and it's too warm out for boots.
Ugg kids classic boots (on sale down from $140) - one of the few items I still have since college days...eep! A "big kids" size 4 which fits me like a womens 5 to 5.5, and the kids goes up two more sizes so might suit ladies who wear up to sz 6.5 to 7. For inclement weather, they also make a water-resistant leather.
Packable Tour rain boots (see on me). I'm still getting messages asking if these are the Original Tall, so want to clarify again that they are very different! Please be sure to read my review if you are considering them. The Original Tall were a tad too tall in the shaft for me and also heavy in comparison.
Longchamp Neo tote (thicker than their standard Le Pliage) is the current version of my water-resistant, foldable and lightweight tote that I still love for travel or hauling a laptop.

Splurge:
- Manolo BB nude pump - I actually don't think I've blogged these in nude (see the green ones on me), since I usually wear them with less interesting outfits that just need a classic neutral pump. There is something about the low front cut of BB pumps that I feel just looks really clean, sharp, and high-end, lengthening the legs like none other. Contrary to the listing I wouldn't recommend sizing up at all - I'm usually between a 5 and 5.5, and a 5 in these were the best fit.
- Brics Bellagio 21" carryon suitcase (see my pics) - thank you Jen for the awesome tip about using Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser to get rid of scuff marks on the white surface!

And for your men, here's a few items that I've seen lingering on Nick's browser tabs many a times. His actual holiday wishlist was of small, random items (ie. a specialty flour...I guess the boy does love to bake!) so I'll also be tapping into these options. I think most guys wouldn't mind receiving any of the first few items!

Bose bluetooth speakers - oftentimes we've had friends over and want to move the party to the deck...only to have to scrounge up a plastic cup to stick an iPhone in for "acoustics." These are on sale, plus I noticed they have a couple thousand 4 to 5 star reviews around the web at other retailers.
- more cedar shoe trees - I guess he rather liked the ones I got earlier this year
- Herschel Novel duffel bag with exterior zip shoe pocket, to keep everything else dirt-free!
- Shinola The Runwell watch - the brand has some great videos of the craftsmanship behind their products, perfect for guys who love to support Made in America.

Happy holidays, and good luck to my fellow last-minute gift shoppers! 

68 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays !

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  2. Love the Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pointy Toe Pump. Just entered the giveaway.


    Elegantly Fashionable

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  3. Your tree looks beautiful and I love all of your gift suggestions!

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  4. Yay for giveaways! Thanks for hosting these :) You were one of the first fashion blogs I ever found and I still love it even now!!

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  5. I don't often enter giveaways because I feel as though the odds are against me, and usual it's also for something I don't really want. But I love both you and Nordstrom, so I had to enter. Have a great holiday Jean!

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  6. I found this blog through another blogger who wrote a list of her favorite fashion bloggers. Many of them became my favorite fashion bloggers too. So glad I found one for shorties!

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  7. I stumbled on your blog when searching for petite friendly riding boots 2 years ago. I've been enjoying reading your blog ever since then. Happy Holidays!

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  8. Ah those beautiful BP booties! I bought a pair and I'm in love! Nordstrom is my new favorite, and your recommendation was so spot on :)

    How To Be More Like Lauren

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  9. Great post! Love your blog, Jean! Hope I win!

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  10. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  11. Love your blog even though I am 5' 10"! It is so easy to follow links for items.

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  12. Beautiful Christmas tree, love all your Christmas blogs www.kblossoms.etsy.com

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  13. Great post, thank you! I stumbled on your blog years ago when I was packing for a Boston trip and didn't know what to bring for weather there. I've been a happy reader ever since :)

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays to you and your family! :)

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  15. Happy Holidays Jean & Nick!
    Many thanks, as always, for your advice and stylish suggestions (even though I am 5'7"). I discovered your blog around this time last year via a friend on Instagram, and have loved following ever since!
    Best wishes from the UK,
    Bethany x

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  16. LOVE your plaid PJs! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I tried to look for that box at target. No luck!! (-_-) Merry Christmas to you and family!

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  18. Great giveaway! :) Crossing fingers.

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  19. Hi Jean, Do you have any recommendations for men's gloves?

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  20. I like your vlog. Your style is unique yet elegant. Your voice is pleasant, too. Now I find your blog. I guess I will be inspired from it too. Thanks.
    And happy holiday.

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  21. Oh wow, those pictures are so beautiful. Love your cosy look :)
    xx Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win! Merry Christmas to you Jean!

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  23. Happy Holidays! Being 4'11" your fashion tips are spot on and super easy to follow with basics I already have and some I've bought due to your suggestions. I'm a Biston gal too,so here's to a continued warm winter season. It's no fun trudging around in the snow.

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  24. I love your blog. So classy! I found your blog when looking for pictures of the BP Trolley Booties worn on someone. Your photos convinced me that I had to have them. ;] Now they have become a staple in my closet and I agree they are the best value booties out there. Merry Christmas!! =]

    Sincerely,

    Staja

    www.SincerelyStaja.com

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  25. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the give away!

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  26. I refer to your blog often for inspiration. I love your style even though I am almost 40 years older than you. Keep up the great work! Happy New Year

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  27. I would love to win the gift card. I've never won anything online before so I would be elated!

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  28. This is a great giveaway! I love your gift wrap and your pj's. Buffalo plaid is such a classic for the holidays!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  29. I ordered the Tommy Hilfiger's flannel sleepwear after seeing on you, now I want PJ Salvage's sleepwear again. You look too cute in it! Yay for the giveaway!

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  30. I love the variety that Nordstrom Rack carries!

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  31. I think I would get the 'Boni' Pointy Toe Pumps
    Your plaid look is so cute!
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  32. Love those lace-up flats!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  33. I couldn't get the fuzzy cardigan last time during black friday, hope i can get it during boxing day this time :D
    I came across your blog a year ago when i searched "boots for petite" in google and had followed your blog ever since!

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  34. I am going to have to say my favorite item is a sweater dress i bought from nordstrom 2 years ago . I got it because a friend of mine was wearing it and I loved it so much just had to ask where she got it.

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  35. Always beautiful no matter what you wear :-) Bought Sole Society Dulce booties per your recommendation. Love it. Happy holidays!

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  36. That Target glassbox is so lovely and will make a perfect gift! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  37. I'm always shopping at the Rack looking for shoes and clothes that is what I would use the gift card for.

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  38. Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Love your blog, Jean! We're literally like the exact same size and I love your style, so every time you post something new and cute (which is always), I immediately go search for it! Ok, enough fan-girling. Happy holidays to you and your family! :)

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  39. We love your blog, style and aesthetic for quality content. We'd love to work with you in the near future! Keep it up <3

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  40. Great giveaway! Love this post!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  41. I would love to get The North Face 'Dunagiri' Waterproof Down Parka with Faux Fur Trim in Graphite Grey Heather. I've been eyeing it for a while!

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  42. such a sweet giveaway for christmas! thank you so much! i'd love to use it to buy a new diaper bag -- mines pretty darn beat up. and nordstrom has some of the most chic diaper bags that are in existence!

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  43. Hi Jean,

    I love the target glass box idea and the manolo bb pointy toe are some of my favorite shoes. Gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. I like the smeg '50s Retro Style Aesthetic' Five Quart Stand Mixer.

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  45. That buffalo check sleep shirt is too cute! Love it!

    Lifestyle by Joules

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  46. Happy Holidays! That target glass box is really cute and thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Thank you for doing such a wonderful giveaway! Merry Christmas to you and Nick and a very happy 2016!

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  48. Hi Jean:

    I love your blog. Perfect balance of work and fun outfits.

    I am looking to overhaul my wardrobe in the New Year and would love to start with a new suit. I love anything by Theory :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  49. Happy Holidays! I would put the $ towards a new pair of Sophia Webster heels :)

    XOXO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

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  50. I would use the gift card to get new perfume! I love everything from there!

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  51. Love your blog and Nordstrom! Thanks for doing such a marvelous job!

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  52. What an awesome giveaway! Fingers are crossed. Happy Holidays to one of my favorite bloggers!

    Margaret
    http://sartorielle.blogspot.com

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  53. I would use it towards a new work bag :)

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  54. I just did an Extra Petite marathon, going through all the posts you have available in this blog, and noticed some pieces are really long lasting. How do you know if a piece of clothing has that lasting factor? Do you lean toward pieces that are made of certain materials like 100% cotton as opposed to synthetic combinations of materials? I've noticed some of my clothes are worn once or twice and pill and fade and looks like it's a year old. Is there something I can do to avoid that? It would be really cool if you can do a post on this! Thanks for being such a great blogger! Happy holidays!

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  55. I love your blog! Always look forward to your posts. Have received lots of compliments on many outfits after following your suggestions! Who knew being short could be so fun?!! Happy Holidays!!

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  56. What not to love about Nordstrom! Happy holiday Jean. I have bought many things over the hears based on your reviews and recommendations.

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  57. Totally agree with Jean's review of the different Hunter boots, and the Tour version working better for short legs. But even with the Tour in a size 5, the boots were still a little roomy and the top of the boots still hit too close to my knees (and made my legs look even shorter). So what I did was put in a heel pad to lift my heels a little higher within the boot (Scholl's brand, from any drug store), and also added fleece sole liners from Foot Petals. The Foot Petal liners cover a range of sizes, so you have to adjust for your size. I took the Tour liner out of the boot, traced onto the Foot Petals liner, and cut. These two additions made the Tour totally work for me. Thank you Jean!!!

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  58. i would love to get the Sun & Shadow Lace Trim Cotton Blend Tee

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  59. I love the Faux Fur Double Breasted Pea Coat. It may not come in to handy this year with our record highs but I'm sure winner will be back next year. You've got great style and I'm happy I found your blog. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Merry Christmas.

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  60. Thank you for the giveaway. The matching giftwrap and pjs are too kooky kute!

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  61. Thank you for the giveaway. The matching giftwrap and pjs are too kooky kute!

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  62. I'd love to win the giveaway. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  63. Hi Jean! I tried to enter the giveaway just now, but the entry did not get accepted. Could you still add my entry? I usually look for petite coats from Nordstrom. Thanks, and happy holidays!

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  64. Beautiful pictures, merry christmas! :)

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