Yay for Yandy: My Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!
Ok, so today I am vowing to finish my online holiday shopping! I wanted to get something sexy and cute for a few of my friends this year (No more candle presents!) so I started my search at one of my favorite places to shop online...Yandy.
As you’ll probably notice, I made sure to grab a couple things for myself as well. Haha of course, I took pictures. If you like some of my picks, you're in luck. I’m giving away a mini shopping spree courtesy of Yandy and reviewing a few of my favorite purchases! Read on to learn how you can win your own merry little Yandy haul!
When my order arrived, I was so happy to see my beautiful friend Rachel Sedory on one of the cards enclosed! (She's the one in the middle) How beautiful is she? She definitely made the naughty list this year!
I first met her through the beautiful and talented Miss Micheline Pitt (of ‘Vixen by Micheline Pitt’ fame). We've both modeled for Vixen together and her holiday campaign proves she's definitely worthy of the title!
I kept scrolling and the next face that I came was Kelsie Smeby. Kelsie and I first met years ago, she’s a total sweetheart and the girl who turned me on to my go-to skin spot in LA, “Beauty Bar”, which I swear by now! (Nurse Kimberly is the bomb)
I found myself clicking around for a bit with waayy too many tabs open, before stumbling upon a cute little Q&A with Ashley Alexiss. Ashley and I met a few years ago on a shoot and I swear she is even more gorgeous in person if that’s even possible! That woman could sell me anything!
(Side note: I love how many sexy plus models Yandy features on their site. I know there have been some major lingerie companies in the news lately for their refusal to recognize the diversity of the female body, it’s so nice to know they aren’t in that camp!)
So thanks to those pretty ladies, I filled my cart in the hopes that I’ll look half as good as they do in their pretty lingerie pieces!!
One of my favorite finds was this red corset body suit. Perfect for the holidays but not so seasonal that it can't be worn after December 25th. It goes under skirts seamlessly, so you won't have to worry about any weird boning popping out at the bottom.
I joked around a bit with Doris Mayday in the gym by hopping on the stationary bike with it on. Full Glam! haha I felt like I was in a music video.
I took a few photos in the new pieces I scored for myself, I'm gonna just pretend it's my own little lingerie campaign. haha
Ideally, I’d wear a traditional one every day, but realistically, I’m still trying to get my underwear game back on track and wear cute pajamas when I go to bed. So I love that this corset playsuit has a zipper that makes getting in (and out!) a cinch.
I love the look of leather and patent leather (just not the actual ‘leather’ part) so I did a quick search for cruelty-free leather items and I found a host of vegan leather items to add to my cart. My favorite vegan leather look might be the shiny black gloves I scored. I brought them along for a lookbook shoot I just shot and they were sexy and warm! :) Here's a photo of them that I just posted on my Instagram...
I also scored a super cute vegan leather skirt that I can't wait to wear with my corset playsuit. Note to Self: I'm also going to need to grab that playsuit in black!
When I shop online, I usually add everything I like to my cart (I know, it’s a dangerous habit). Once I feel like I’ve seen everything, I then go back to my cart to make my edits. That said I’m totally guilty of finding a lot of unexpected items I want to gift to friends and to myself!
This little life hack makes it easier for me to see what items overlap and what items are standouts. If there’s something I’m on the fence about, I usually add that item to my wishlist, keep the things I’m sure about, and clear the rest from my cart.
Here are a few of the presents that will be under my tree this year... and a cute sweater inspired jumpsuit I fell in love with. I had such a hard time choosing between their grey & navy colorways! Eventually, the navy won out.
The standout picks I found for gifting giving were just PJ sets and fun accessories that make gift buying hassle-free (especially if you don't know what size to buy!)
If you do know their shoe size, you're in luck. I should have bought these adorable marabou heels, and I'm kicking myself for leaving them on my wishlist.
I took a couple more photos of some of my favorite PJ sets that I packed with me for my trip up north! Here's one of my new favorites, a cute little blue and white polka dot set!
As for accessories, I love this rhinestoned eye mask and I picked up a couple of extras to give this Christmas. I think they'd be just perfect for New Year's Eve!
I’m really happy with my picks, I know my friends are going to love the fun things I’ve picked out for them! What I’m most excited about, however, is that Yandy has agreed to partner with me on this to give away a $100 gift certificate! To enter, visit my latest Instagram post for more info on how to enter to win!
What would you buy with your winnings? You can shop my favorites with 20% off using code XORENEE20 while you wait for the giveaway winner to be announced. Need more ideas? Check out their holiday gift guide and don't worry, you can still get your order in time for Christmas! Happy Shopping!