On me: Plaid shirt (comes in 15 colors!) / Pullover sweater / Skinny jeans (only $59!) / Velvet booties (another color option, and I love these too)   Tote bag (not seen) / This look first seen in this blog post

OK, so you have shopped and shopped and you are pooped. Me too! It’s time to wrap it up (literally). Today, I’m partnering with Nordstrom to help you put the finishing touches on your gift purchases.

You already know how much I love Nordstrom from this blog post about casual holiday styles. In that post, I told you that Laura’s outfit and mine were interchangeable. To prove that point, I’m wearing what she had on. I love this plaid top because it is so soft and comes in 15 colors. She wore the pullover sweater over the plaid top but I am simply draping it over my shoulders. And how about the punch of color with a favorite fall trend – the velvet bootie.

One of my favorite ways to wrap gifts and make them special is to add a tiny ornament to the bow. Nordstrom has beautiful gift wrap selections as well as a wide variety of ornaments in every size. This is a great time to stock up or just add a few new ornaments to your tree. A lot of them are already on sale for 40% off. Next week I will show you how I decorated our Christmas tree and added these wrapped gifts underneath the tree.

I am hoping that my family isn’t looking closely at today’s blog post. These are actual gifts that I purchased for them. Oops… such is a blogger’s life with everything out there displayed publicly. You can never go wrong with a Nest candle (my favorite scent is grapefruit), Aveda products, Tata Harper scrubs, Lorac eye shadows or the Rodial skincare line.

Did you know: Nordstrom offers FREE shipping and FREE returns year round. Not just during the holidays. I literally just ordered a new lipstick and NeuLash (the product I use to grow long eyelashes) and its being shipped to me. I don’t have time to run around town from store to store. Online ordering is a huge timesaver for me. If you need it immediately, try their online order with in store pickup option. Click here for all the details. It’s so easy!

How do you like to make your holiday gifts special? Do you add something unique to the wrapped gift? xoxo – Tanya

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Photo: Mary Summers

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All opinions and selections are my own.

Consultant, producer, actor, commercial print model Tanya Foster is the multi tasking mom and wife we all know. A native Texan, Foster originally hails from Houston but has called Dallas her home for more than 25 years. She is best known for her work in the non-profit sector through tanya foster consulting. Her hands-on, goal driven approach allows non-profit organizations to adopt her “can do” spirit. Whether consulting on various projects or serving full time as President and CEO of the Dallas Film Society from 2009 to 2011, she leaves no stone unturned. Her role with the Dallas Film Society included serving as the Executive Director of the Dallas International Film Festival in 2010 and 2011. It is here that she found her passion for film! Foster has integrated all of her loves, enabling her to focus on acting and commercial print work. In 2011 she made the natural leap to talent by working on local productions such as TNT’s “Dallas”, commercials and commercial print for clients including Visionworks, Chase Sapphire and Fit Logic. Her professional approach enables her to see the project as a whole and step in to her role. Tanya’s beautiful smile and remarkable charisma makes her a natural! Uniquely versatile and notoriously hard-working, she is also involved with many leading charitable organizations in Dallas as a volunteer. She has chaired the Junior League of Dallas Ball, the Cattle Baron’s Ball, numerous luncheons and galas as well as currently serving as an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball. She also serves on several boards and advisory boards. Giving back to the community continues to be a top priority for Foster. - Contact Tanya at  
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