Shopping + Louisville: Holiday Gifts Galore at Dandelion Boutique

The majority of my shopping can be broken down into two distinct camps: 1. online 2. around the corner from my house.

As much as I love shopping, making it just about anywhere is crazy challenging these days. Seriously, I’m not sure which is worse – shopping with a four-year-old or a six-month-old; each has it’s very own unique set of challenges. Thankfully, I only live about two blocks away from one of my favorites – Dandelion. I’ve posted just about a million times about Dandelion but I can’t help but jump at any chance to work with them since it is legitimately my most frequented local shop.

Louisville is full of awesome neighborhood gift shops but Dandelion (located in The Vogue St. Matthews – 3729 Lexington Rd) has won a place in my heart for always having an array of dependable gift options – candles, the best smelling Lollia lotions, the cutest stud earrings, unique glassware – along with new surprises every time I stop in. Last time I popped in, I spotted these dog mugs. And yesterday, the Christmas spirit had me ready to start decorating.

So this Christmas season, I’m teaming up with Dandelion to share some of my favorite gift options. No lie, you could walk into the cozy shop and walk out with a present for every lady on your shopping list and even some great options for the guys in your life (personalized mini-bourbon barrels, lots of bar ware and gadgets).

I plan on stopping in on Black Friday and knocking out a good portion of my list. Pick up a new scent and a Matt & Nat bag for your Mom, a Voluspa or Sydney Hale candle for your boss, a Pug mug for your dog-obsessed best friend, a Loren Hope statement necklace for your aunt or mother-in-law, stud earrings for your niece, a monogrammed acrylic necklace for your little sister and a fun frame (where you’ll put a family pic) for your grandma. And just like that you’re done.

Check out the killer deals they are running on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and then pop in to check out my gift picks. Just be on the lookout for the  *Lou What Wear* tags marking all my favorites. If you snag one, be sure to snap a picture and tag me (@louwhatwear)! I can’t wait to see what you all get!

Details on the deals and hours below.

Dandelion Home
3729 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207
Located inside the Vogue St. Matthews

Friday, Nov. 28th. | 10 am – 7 pm
Buy one item, get 10% off
Buy two items, get 15% off
Buy 3 or more items, get 20% off

Saturday, Nov. 29th | 10 am – 7 pm
First 10 purchases receive a Gift Tote FREE and a $25 Dandelion gift card!

Yummy drinks and treats while you shop for family, friends and yourself.

*Note: Today’s post was sponsored by Dandelion but rest assured, all opinions – good and bad – are my own. You can best bet I wouldn’t lead you astray and I only work with stores and brands that I love.


Outfit Post: Quilted

This weekend I was in full-holiday preparation mode. And by that I mean, trying to get my house in some sense of order (and doing all my laundry) before hosting a small Thanksgiving and then finally decorating for Christmas. I’m one of those people who has to hold strong and wait until the say after Thanksgiving to get out my Christmas decorations. Not that I don’t love love love Christmas but I just have to take it one holiday at a time. It’s too overwhelming for me to try to tackle two holidays at once. Although if someone offered to come and decorate for me, I’m sure I’d be open to putting out all the stockings and trim a little earlier. Any takers?

Since I’m sure lots of you are gearing up for a short week and possibly hitting the road (or taking to the skies) to visit family and friends, I’ll keep it short and get straight to the ‘fit. Basically it can be summed up in two quick points. 1. My love for this hat hasn’t died. 2. I’m obsessed with this quilted jacket and love it even more because it was a Forever 21 find.

Yup, so that’s about it. Two quick PSA’s (to stick with the quick and to the point theme).
1. I’ll be posting my annual (and probably only) gift guide – 50 items for everyone on your list under $50 – on Wednesday. I’ll be sure to update it through Cyber Monday with sale codes and more. So keep an eye out for it. Check out last year’s here and get tons of options here on Pinterest.
2.  I’ll be sharing my Louisville Small Business Saturday favorites on Friday. If you’re a local shop and want to include some sale info, send it over to

 Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (4)Wool Hat: c/o Sole Society; Quilted Jacket: Forever 21 (sold out online but I didn’t buy it too long ago so you might be able to find it in stores); Pima Henley T-Shirt: Gap (so comfy – I have it in three colors and it’s on sale for $12 today); Denim: J.Crew Matchstick Jean (old – seen before here); Booties: LOFT; Green Tassel Bag: c/o Galian Handbags; Initial Necklace: c/o Peggy Li; Camel Pendant Necklace: c/o Jami; Gold Cuff Bracelet: Dandelion Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (8)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (10)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (13)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (2)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (16)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (11)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (6)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (12)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (1)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (15)Fall Outfit * Quilted Printed Jacket (14)Photos by Whitney Neal




Inspiration: All That Glitters

It’s the holiday season. I’ve finally come to accept it which means it’s time to prepare for all the holidays bring with them – gift giving, parties, events, family gatherings and even a little traveling.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is getting dolled up for holiday parties. Sometimes we even try to get a little fancy for Christmas dinner … sometimes. So to get in the right mindset for the season of sparkle, I’ve pulled together a little inspiration to help you shop your own closet, a friends’ or before you hit up the mall.

I’ve even included a few sparkly gift ideas at the end because I just couldn’t help myself.

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Want more sparkle? Head over to Pinterest for lots of sequins and holiday gift ideas.

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