I know I am surprising no one, but guys this time of year is CRAZY!  However, no matter how busy it is I ALWAYS make time for my annual Christmas Girls Night Out and Gift Exchange.

Top | Skirt by Rag and Bone (similar) | Bracelet (similar here and here) | Clutch (similar)

It truly is one of my favorite times of year. It is so easy in the hustle and bustle of life, regardless of what time of year it is, to put ourselves and our friendships on the back burners. I have found though, when I do that and I don’t make time with my girlfriends a priority it really effects every aspect of my life in a negative way. I am not nearly as good of a mother and wife and am certainly not the best friend I can be. I really need time with these beautiful, creative, talented women that I am blessed to call my friends to fill up my cup, so to speak. I love getting the chance to get dressed up, have some girl time, and exchange presents in our annual holiday gift exchange.

Today, I put together two different looks from Nordstrom that I think would be absolutely perfect for a Girl’s Night Out. I love shopping for this kind of stuff at Nordstrom because they have such an awesome selection under one roof and lord knows if I barely have time for a girl’s night, I certainly don’t have time to be running around from store to store like a crazy woman! The first piece I picked up was this sequin top from Free People. I am obsessed and I love the little detail in the back. If you want to dress it up a little bit you can add a pencil skirt like I did or you could pair it with a pair of black jeans and some really cute heels or booties.  Love it!  The second look is literally everything. I love this blazer style dress. I am going to be honest. I don’t know what woman over the age of 22 is going to be wearing this little thing as a dress, but I loved pairing it with these liquid leggings. Just as a fit note on these leggings, they don’t call them liquid for nothing. If you want a little bit of a looser fit I would size up one size or try these out because they have a little more give to them.

Blazer | Leggings | Lace Bandeau | Necklace

I put one more little look together because who doesn’t like choices.  This look is totally me.  You guys know my love of a good blazer and I love this cape blazer because it is a high fashion twist on a staple piece in my closet.  If you wanted to give it a little more zhush, you could put a sequined cami underneath it, but honestly I would probably just wear it with a simple white tee.  Add a statement earring and a simple bag and you are good to go.


One of my favorite parts of our Holiday Girl’s Night is that we do a gift exchange and it is so fun!  Each guest is assigned one girlfriend to buy for and I absolutely love spending time picking out the perfect gift for my person. Since we all love a good gift guide, I have put together a gift guide of amazing presents from Nordstrom that you can get your girlfriends this year.  Because let’s be honest, nothing says I love you and appreciate you like a gift from Nordstrom. It’s the official bestie love language.


 what to get your girlfriends for christmas, holiday gift guide for your girl friends

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Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post and thank you to all of your that support the brands that help make Living with Landyn possible.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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