25 Gifts Under $25 For Her: Beauty, Accessories, and Fashion


It’s that time of year to start crossing names off your Christmas list! To help you out I’ve shared 25 of my favorite gift ideas for her in today’s post. All these products are under $25 (not even considering sale prices), can you believe that?!

I originally created this gift guide with the average girl in mind. But whether you’re shopping for a girlfriend, sister, or a grandma there is truly something that every one of those special gals in your life will love! These gifts would make great stocking stuffers too!

I’ve included ideas from retailers like Target, Sephora, Amazon, and more. I wanted to include a variety of different stores, so I could share the absolute best affordable Christmas presents! I also think it’s so important to not feel limited to only a few basic stores just because you only have $25 to spend.

As you can tell by the title for today’s post I’ve decided to focus on beauty, accessories, and fashion! No worries if none of these ideas work for you, I have 25 more gift ideas coming. Next time I’ll be focusing on the home and lifestyle category. Once I have that posted I’ll have it linked here.

Without further ado, let’s get into it!


1. Sugar Lip: While $24 for a lip treatment may seem like a little much for someone who has never tried this product before, let me just tell you how amazing this product feels on the lips. This is one of my favorite secrets to keeping soft unchapped lips.

2. Sunglasses: Every girl needs a good pair of tortoise sunglasses. Did I mention they are an Amazon dupe for a pair by Karen Walker that retail for $205.94?! Save your money by opting to gift the more affordable pair. I mean these are under $10 and ship Amazon Prime. Not only will your girl still love these, but you may be able to give her more gifts because of it.

3. C.C. messy bun beanie: I’ve shared this messy bun beanie with you before, but I wanted to mention it again because it’s just so unique. You can have the warmth of a regular beanie without having to give up showing off your cute hairstyle because it has a hole at the top for buns/ ponytails.

This boutique also offers them in a size for littles too! Gifting a hat to a mom and daughter would be so adorable.

4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Set 13: This trio of neutral lip creams is to die for! The soft matte lip creams are hands down my favorite cream lipstick formulas on the market. I don’t expect this particular set to stay in stock for long, but definitely check out their other sets as well as the individual soft matte lip creams.

5. Mini Emegerceny Kit by Pinch: This is a super thoughtful gift that is sure to save your girl in a “pinch”. It comes with 17 different beauty, personal care and style essentials like stain remover, floss, and even a safety pin! I would never think to buy something practical like this for myself, which makes it one of the best gifts to give.

6. Leather cuff bracelet: This bracelet by Haiti Design Co is honestly the perfect accessory. It is such a simple way to add a little something extra to any outfit. Best of all, each piece by this brand is handcrafted by Haitian artisans so you’re giving back to their community by supporting their products. Yay!

7. Jade roller: This is an anti-aging face roller that has taken the beauty industry by storm this year. If you aren’t sure of the purpose it’s basically a new skincare tool that when you roll it onto your face has a whole list of benefits for your skin.

8. Makeup bag: A perfect solution to keeping makeup organized whether it’s for travel or home storage. Also, can it get any better than this gorgeous floral print? I think not.

9. Sephora Face Mask: Help your girl out by gifting this super affordable self-care product. These masks have a 4.3 out of 5 stars, which is pretty awesome for a $6 face mask. There are nine different masks that cater to all different skin issues, so you’re sure to find one for that lovely lady on your holiday shopping list.

10. 18 Pairs earrings from Target: With this pack, she’ll never have to worry about not having earrings for an outfit because this set comes with 18 different colorful studs that won’t disappoint.

11. Soap and Glory The Scrub of Your Life: Appropriately named this is the only body scrub a girl could ever need. Not only does it leave my skin feeling amazing, but it also smells so good! My husband always compliments me after I get out of the shower when I’ve used this exfoliator.

12. Fuzzy socks from Old Navy: These are cozy, festive, and extremely soft. What’s not to love? Plus, what stands out about the fuzzy socks from Old Navy is they don’t lose their fuzziness when washed. With other brands, I have had such an issue maintaining the fuzziness even though I don’t dry them. I still have my Old Navy pairs from when I stocked up last year. They are great!

13. Sweet Christmas Set from Lush: This duo comes with a candy cane reusable bubble bar and a cherry Christmas bath bomb. Gifting this set is equivalent to gifting a couple relaxing baths. If a product allows you to gift an experience just. do. it.

14. Nail Polish Set: Any nail polish set would make such a great Christmas gift. But my recommendation is specifically for this set by the Morgan Taylor brand. It is so underrated, and I truly think it’s just due to getting lost amongst all the well-known brands. What I love is that their nail polishes is that they don’t require a bunch of coats to be wearable. I just don’t have the time to paint my nails a bunch of coats (I’m sure any fellow ladies reading this can relate). Two coats is the max I’ve ever had to do with this brand.

15. Flex Dry Wet Brush: I shared the Wet Brush in last year’s gift guide. Let me tell you: I didn’t think it could get any better until they released the flex dry paddle. It’s even more gentle on the scalp, while somehow getting even more of the tangles out. This is such an amazing gift idea for any gal, but especially someone with a sensitive scalp (like little kids).

16. Morphe Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette: If you’re not familiar with the Youtube beauty community, let me just give you a quick rundown. Jaclyn Hill, one of the most well-known beauty gurus has collaborated with the brand Morphe multiple times over the past few years. Her most recent makeup collaboration was on a series called “The Vault” which consists of 4 different palettes of colors she wasn’t able to fit in her last collab.

These palettes have taken over the internet this past year. Each palette retails for only $15.00 and comes with ten different shades. At that price point, this palette definitely earns a spot in this year’s gift guide. Of the four I  recommend picking up the warm-toned palette “Ring The Alarm” as warm-toned eyeshadows have been really on trend this year.

17. Sugar Lip Scrub: This mint lip scrub from Lush has amazing reviews online (and is another personal favorite of mine). Lip care is essential, and your friend will surely thank you for helping her lips survive the harsh winter air.

18. Zodiac necklace: This dainty engraved necklace is perfect for any gal that loves astrology! It’s totally customizable, but essentially you just pick the zodiac constellation you want to be engraved. Plus you’re supporting a small Etsy business, score!!

19. Real Techniques Enhanced Eye Makeup Brush Set: In my opinion, you can never have too many makeup brushes, but this set would also be great for a beginner! It comes with five different brushes, and a storage cup to keep them all organized on a vanity.

20. Cents of Style blanket scarf: This is another awesome versatile accessory, and there are 23 different prints to choose from. Pick one up for your sister and your mom!

21. Batiste dry shampoo: Dry shampoo is essential in my day to day life. Now while that probably sounds really dramatic and over the top, this product is a game changer! I like to use it to extend the time in between hair washes and also for volume in freshly washed hair.

22. Real Techniques Makeup Sponge: At just under $5 this sponge is absolutely fantastic! I will note that the original beauty blender is still in the $25 shopping budget, but to be honest I actually find myself reaching for the Real Techniques sponge over the original beauty blender. Why spend more if you don’t have to?

23. Rollerball Perfume: Another great gift would be a rollerball of your girl’s favorite perfume. I’ve gifted my mom her favorite perfume many times in the past, and she’s always loved it. These rollerballs are perfect for throwing in the purse and touching up throughout the day. If you know her favorite perfume, definitely hook her up!

Sidenote: If you aren’t sure what kind of scents she likes, I recommend checking out this amazing deal from Sephora. It’s a perfume travel size sampler for only $25. This way she can try seven really popular perfumes and maybe even find her signature scent.

24. Universal Thread Basic Pocket tee: These are an absolute wardrobe essential. I just couldn’t create a gift guide and not include these. I know they are just basic tees, but for $8 each these are so great to stock up on! Roll up the tee and tie a fun ribbon around it and you’re set.

I found myself just picturing the Oprah “and you get a” because that is so “me” with these tees! Maybe just buy a T-shirt launcher for your holiday party while you’re at it.

25. Graphic Tee: Any graphic tee would be a super fun gift to give, but I especially love this polaroid graphic from the Junior’s department at Target. It’s also super relevant as the original Polaroid camera is officially back.

Target has so many pop culture graphic tees to choose from.

Check out a few more she’ll love!



Thanks for tuning in to this year’s first gift guide! I really enjoyed curating this list of affordable Christmas present ideas for her. If you are someone who doesn’t like shopping or maybe you just don’t know what to get someone on your list, I hope this post helped you out!

Be on the lookout for my next gift guide featuring 25 more ideas under $25 home and lifestyle edition!

Are there any other gift guides you’d like to see from me? Leave me an idea in the comment section.

Round 2 Sale Alert

Gals! I just spotted a very loved and well-known wallet on clearance at Belk. Are you sick of the sale alerts on this double clutch wallet yet? Christmas is right around the corner, and I just can’t not share such an amazing deal on one of my all-time favorite pieces.

The Hobo Lauren Wallet is currently on sale for $71.99 at Belk. The sale styles are the colors “Lemongrass” and my personal favorite “Earth”. This wallet originally retails for $128, so at almost half off it’s a complete steal! Just to put it in perspective I’ve seen multiple people sell these USED for $50 on Poshmark.

Unfortunately, all other coupon codes will not stack with this item. I tried both the $10 off $20 email code and the “SAVEMORE” code with no luck. This purchase does thankfully qualify for free shipping, and there is no code necessary.

I do want to note that Nordstrom Rack has this style of wallet listed. The styles on sale are very similar to the previous deal I posted from their site once before. Although, some of the prices are lower I personally like the colors offered on Belk best and would be willing to pay the difference for a color I liked. There are six different color options on Nordstrom Rack, so it is definitely worth checking out both sites to see what style you like best.

If you aren’t convinced how amazing this wallet is, check out why I love them so much here. It was number one recommendation on last year’s gift guide for good reason.  I am confident I will never stop recommending this wallet. Treat yourself or treat a loved one! I’m convinced you’ll thank me later.

BOGO 50% Off Women’s Boots- This Year’s Secret to an Affordable Fall Wardrobe

Affordable Fall Wardrobe Buy One Get One Half Off Fall Boots- The Galista

Fall is here, and so are the fall booties! I don’t know about you, but my absolute favorite accessory for the season is a good pair of boots.

Thankfully Target is having a buy one get one 50% off sale on all women’s boots! You’ll definitely want to stock up now!! Not only are there over 100 cute styles to choose from but guess which pair is included in the deal?!

Wenda Cut Out Booties- Universal Thread $32.99

That’s right, gals! The Wenda Cutout booties that I’ve shared so many times (and will continue to share till I’m blue in the face) are apart of the deal. If you aren’t familiar with what I love about this shoe, definitely go see what you’re missing out on in my original post.

I know you might be sick of hearing about the same shoe, so here are some of my other favorite styles I found on the site:


Jameson Double Zipper Bootie- Universal Thread $34.99

These are the perfect pair of simple brown ankle boots that you can easily pair with any outfit! A similar pair by dv for $37.99.


Kelsey Triple Buckle Cut Out Western Boots- Universal Thread $34.99

If you’re looking for something with a little more pizazz, check out these funky western style booties! I love the buckle detailing.


Indie Heeled Booties- Universal Thread $34.99

Or maybe you’ve been on the lookout for a pair of super trendy, white pointed boots! Ahhh, swoon! 3 color options.


Nikka Heeled Over the Knee Sock Boots- A New Day $44.99

We can’t forget about the long boots too. Pair these grey over the knee boots with a simple sweater dress for a put together fall look! 3 color options.



Remember these already amazing prices on boots will be even lower when you add two pairs of eligible styles to your cart. The deal goes until 10/20! Check out all qualifying styles here!

Will you be treating yourself to two new pairs of cute fall boots?

Tell me! Do you enjoy hearing about my favorite sales? I love sharing amazing deals, but I want to be helpful so I’d love to know if you enjoy these short posts or if I should focus my energy on more curated content.




Last Day of Savings Roundup

One of my favorite things about a holiday weekend is all the sales that come with it! Unfortunately for us, it all comes to an end too quickly. For a lot of the deals, today is the last day to save and I didn’t want you guys to miss out.

Here are my four favorite deals going on right now from my favorite retailers!

Target: 20% off clothing, shoes, and accessories

If you know anything about me you know that if I could shop at one store for the rest of my life it would without a doubt be Target.

If I could recommend picking anything up from the sale it would be a pair of Wenda cutout booties by Universal Thread. I’ve raved about these before in several of my blog posts. Not to mention the one where I share they are a dupe of a $198 shoe! You might be sick of me talking about them, but they are hands down my favorite pair of shoes I’ve ever owned. I just can’t stop recommending these. Throwing these on with jeans and a simple top instantly makes me feel put together. They originally retail for $32.99, so adding the extra 20% savings definitely sweetens the already awesome deal!


A new discovery for me is this AMAZING faux leather jacket from the new Wild Fable line at Target. This is not the last time you will be hearing me talk about this piece. It can be hard to find a good quality faux leather jacket on a budget, but look no further! For anyone who is iffy about the hanging belt just know that it is actually removable as seen in the try on photo. I’m not a fan of it my self and will likely remove it permanently. I’m wearing a small in the photo, but I ended up sizing down to an extra small because I wanted it a little more fitted in the arms.

World Market: 30% Almost Everything Friends and Family Sale

I’ll never have a hard time finding anything at World Market. Whether you’re looking for a cute new fall accessory or decor piece for your home you really just can’t go wrong saving 30% off your purchase. Just use the code: FAMFRIENDS30 at checkout.

American Eagle: 30-60% Off Everything (Including Jeans)

Aside from Target’s Universal Thread line, American Eagle is one of the only stores I can actually buy jeans that I enjoy. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about stocking up on Christmas gifts too! If someone you know always puts jeans on their Christmas list, take advantage of this sale and get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Check out the awesome deals here!

Urban Outfitters: Flash 50% Off Product Sale

Urban Outfitters is my one my favorite stores, but it’s actually one I don’t shop at too often simply because of the price point. So whenever there is a sale (especially 50% off one), it’s time to get the wallet ready!

This top-rated macrame piece really stood out to me! Originally $39.00, just $19.50 after the deal.


Are you planning on taking advantage of any of the holiday sales? Let us know if I missed any good ones.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

Bohemian style home decor is super on trend this year. If you’re like me sometimes you just don’t want to “people” or maybe you just don’t want to change out of your PJs, whatever your reason is I’ve gathered a roundup of all the affordable Amazon boho home decor.

If you’re new to my blog you will soon find out I like to stay on trend while maintaining a budget. That is why each item I’ve included on this list is under $25!

I think it’s so important to share that you don’t have to spend a fortune just to feel at home in your space. Don’t get me wrong I love World Market and Target just as much as everyone else, but I just can’t deny the convenience of ordering online and receiving everything in just 2 days. While I don’t own everything on this list, these are all items that are in my own wish list. They would make the perfect addition to any boho home.

All images have shoppable links, but I do not make anything off of these links. Everything listed is either prime eligible or has free shipping.  Happy shopping, gals!


15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

1. Macrame Indoor/ Outdoor Plant Hanger  $8.99  | Prime Eligible 

What would boho style be without plants? Pair a string of pearls plant with this macrame plant hanger and say “Hello” to your new jungle oasis!

Here is another super cute option for just $9.99.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

2. Accordion Wall Rack $13.99   |  Prime Eligible 

You can do so much with accordion wall racks. I have mine styled with dried flowers and a boho floppy hat!


15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

3. Large Wall Macrame 36×18 $19.99  |  Prime Eligible 

Make a statement with this big beautiful macrame wall decor!

This has awesome reviews (aside from a few people saying it comes with a smell). If you are sensitive to smells and you don’t want to treat the piece, maybe skip out on this one. Otherwise, this is an amazing deal you don’t want to miss. If you’re familiar with the bohemian world, I’m sure you know macrame can super expensive.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

4. Cactus Vintage Style Wall Print $9.95  |  Free Shipping

If you need affordable wall decor, check out the Cavallini and Co Decorative Papers. There are so many amazing prints to choose from, though I’m partial to this adorable cactus one. Lookout for a DIY featuring these cool posters soon!


15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista


5. Succulent Embroidery Kit $8.99 |  Prime Eligible 

I know what you’re thinking, how is an embroidery kit home decor? I’ve included it because I think crafts make great wall art. Especially when the art is framed in a cute embroidery hoop.

Not only do you get a cute piece of home decor, but you also get the satisfaction of knowing you created it without having to worry about gathering all the supplies. It even includes mini scissors for cutting the little threads. How cute!

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

6. Palm Shower Curtain $18.99  |  Prime Eligible 

Don’t forget your bathroom when decorating your space. Bring boho in all rooms with this green palm shower curtain. It also comes in an “Ormis Cactus and Flower print” that is super gorgeous as well!

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

7. Macrame Beaded Banner 28.75X46 $21.99  |   Prime Eligible

So many different ways you can use this banner to add that bohemian flair to your space! Think: above your couch, bed, or even as sheer window curtains.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

8. Cactus Tapestry (60×78.7 inches) $12.99 |  Prime Eligible 

Tapestries are another way to add some interest to your home. Hang it on your wall or ceiling or drape it over your comforter.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

9. Instant Wall Art Botanical Prints 45 Ready-To-Frame Vintage Illustrations $11.39   |  Prime Eligible

Gals, did you know this was a thing? I’m so upset I didn’t know about this sooner. It’s as simple as it sounds. This book is filled with 45 ready to frame illustrations (the edge is even perforated for easy tearing). There is even a beautiful butterfly version.

Add these prints to some thrifted frames, and voila’ you’ve got wall decor for the whole house!15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

10. Floating Brass Picture Frame $14.99  |  Prime Eligible

This gorgeous frame comes in five different sizes! Styling this frame on a rattan shelf surrounding some plants would be pure boho heaven.


15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

11. Amethyst cluster (250 grams or less) $20.95  |  Prime Eligible

Buying crystals that don’t cost an arm and a leg feels nearly impossible sometimes. Luckily, many of the reviews talk about how they are amazed they received a specimen that actually looked like the photographs.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

12. Large Woven Belly Basket (31cmx27cm) $6.49   |  Free Shipping

This versatile piece would look so cute filled with a plant or even to store cozy blankets. You could even use it as a chic laundry basket!

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

13. Agate Set of 12 Drilled $24.50   |   Prime Eligible

These would look gorgeous as coasters or even if you used the slices to make a DIY wind chime.


15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista

14. Live Succulents 5 Pack $15.95   |  Prime Eligible 

Did you know you could order plants online!? This is an amazing deal for 5 live succulents delivered right to your door! GAME. CHANGER.

15 Boho Amazon Home Decor Finds Under $25 - The Galista15. Pom-Pom Handmade Square Knitted Pillow $23.99  |  Prime Eligible

It’s extremely hard to find pillows that are affordable and are quality pieces. Luckily, this pillow is both and currently comes in four fun colors!




Hopefully, you guys enjoyed browsing through this roundup and you found something cute to add to your space. If you did make sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram: @thegalista

Just remember bohemian home decor is different for everyone. What I find boho may not be boho to you. If you like something find a way to make it look with the overall style you are going for. As long as you love it that’s all that matters!

Are you a die-hard Amazon fan? Would you guys like me to create another list of cute Amazon home decor or should I do Amazon clothes next?


Beauty Steals Of the Month

If you aren’t familiar with Ulta’s 21 Day’s of Beauty from Sept 2- Sept 22, Ulta picks 3-4 products and offer 50% off each product for a one day only special. I checked out their 21 Day’s of Beauty ad and wanted to share my recommendations with you guys!

They started off the sale with a huge BANG. Too Faced’s Hangover RX primer known in the beauty world as one of the top primers on the market, is on sale for just $17. It’s definitely worth checking out especially if you are a dry skin girl like me. It feels so hydrating and has amazing reviews! Don’t forget it’s only on sale today, so if you’re interested DO NOT HESITATE.

Hangover Primer

Aside from the primer, there are a couple products from the sale that stood out to me that I’ve heard amazing things about and plan on picking up.


On Sept 5th, Benefit’s Hoola and Hoola Lite Bronzers are on sale for $15, regularly $30. Even if you already have this now is a great time to stock up before you hit pan. I’ve actually never owned this bronzer and think it’s the time to finally change that. Who doesn’t need a new bronzer in their life?

Lip Paint

Tarte’s Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint’s are only $10 on September 6th. I have the color “delish”, but there are 23 different shades to choose from. These would make a great birthday or Christmas gift!


Two other great Tarte product’s are their mascaras. You can pick up the Lights Camera Lashes or the their Tarteist Lash Paint for $11 on September 15th. I own the Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, and it is such a game changer. It doesn’t clump up on my lashes and gives them awesome length (which is so hard because my lashes take some serious work). It is such a great mascara at drugstore price, guys!


On September 16th, the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette will be just under $25 at only $24.50. You just can’t beat these prices. Stock up now and save on Christmas gifts, your friends and family will adore you!

Makeup Setting Spray

The last deal that really stood out to me falls on their last day of the sale- September 22! It’s the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray for only $16. This product is so worth investing in. From my prospective, I don’t spend all this money on makeup to not get the full lifetime of application every time I wear it. Right?


Those are my top 6 favorite deals from the Ulta Beauty Sale! All the ones I shared with you today are available online and in store. If you’re planning on picking any of these up in store try to arrive close to open because I wouldn’t doubt they would sell out quick. If you are planning on shopping online they offer Free Standing Shipping $50 and over.

What do you think of the sale this time, gals? Have you had a chance to check out the 21 Days of Beauty ad? I’m going to link it here so you can see all the other products on sale. Is their a beauty fave of yours included in the sale that I’m missing out on? Leave it in the comments below, so I can check it out!


-The Galista

“Cult Favorite” Hobo Wallet On Sale 49%-53% OFF

If you’ve been following my page for a while now you’d know I’m a huge fan of Hobo Wallets (specifically the style Lauren). They are made of amazing high-quality leather, and I’ve had mine for years! I will never carry another wallet.

This style typically retails anywhere from $128 to $178 dollars, so it’s a huge deal they are on Nordstrom rack right now for 49%-53% off! Making each wallet just $64.97.

Each wallet unfolds so the interior has spots for all your important cards and features a full-length zip pocket! Then each clasp also opens into the exterior pockets. If you need storage in your wallet, look no further.

"Cult Favorite" Hobo Wallet On Sale 49%-53% Off- The Galista

Right now Nordstrom Rack has four colors available: Cafe, Granite, Coin, and Linen. If you’re interested I definitely wouldn’t hesitate these do go super fast.

These would make a great birthday gift or even Christmas if you’re looking to stock up on gifts early. Check them out here!

Are you going to check out this amazing sale? What is your dream hobo wallet? Leave it in the comments, below! I’d love to interact with you guys.

New Colors Added In Target’s Amazing Free People Dupe

Welcome back, gals! I made a quick Target run yesterday, and guess what I spotted? Target added two new colors of their Wenda Cut Out Booties by Universal Thread!

These booties are known across the internet as dupes for the Free People Royale Flats (fashion bloggers favs)! And let me tell you the dupes definitely live up to the hype! I mentioned these booties along with four other Free People dupes in a previous post. The FP Royale version retails for $198, whereas the Target ones are only $32.99.

I own these in the “Cognac color”, and they are my absolute favorite shoes. I love to pair them with skinny jeans and just a cute tee shirt. Adding these fun shoes always gives me a little extra something to my outfit! I’m definitely going to be ordering another color or two. The reviews say to size down, but I’m generally a size 8 and I sized up to an 8 and 1/2 and they fit perfectly.

I hadn’t seen anything about them adding new colors online, so I was super excited to see the new editions in store.

New Colors Wenda Cut Out Booties Target- The Galista

Now they come in a gorgeous cognac, white, tan, and black! As a side note, I will say if you’re shopping online that the tan definitely looks lighter in person. I am going to try to go back and get a photo in person to compare the different shades for you gals.


New Colors Wenda Cut Out Booties Target- The Galista
Left to right: Cognac, Tan, Black.


These would be such a great addition to any back-to-school wardrobe! Check them out here!

10 Memorial Day Sales You Don’t Want to Miss

Gals! The Memorial Day sales are here, and I’ve rounded up my favorite sales to share with you.

Sale time is the perfect time to treat yourself or even to stock up on basics you need to get through this Spring and Summer. I thrive on sales and try to only shop when I know I can get a good deal. Even better than getting a good deal, is sharing one!  Not only am I sharing my top 10 deals, you already know I had to pick some of my favorite things from each sale too!


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American Eagle40% off Summer Must-Haves!

My rule of thumb is to never buy anything from American Eagle full price. If you’ve been eyeing one of their summer pieces, it doesn’t get much better than 40% off.


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ExpressUp to 50% off!

Stripes are EVERYWHERE this spring. Which is why you should try out the trend while saving some cash!


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Forever 21Extra 30% off sale with promo code “extra30” and Free Shipping on all orders over $21!

Additional savings on top of already low prices? Double win!


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Free People Take an additional 25% off sale (discount applied at checkout)!

Free People has beautiful quality pieces, but they are a little spendy. Snag a piece now and rock it all summer!


10 Memorial Day Sales You Don't Want to Miss- The Galista

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Nordstrom Rack Extra 20% off Clearance. Total savings up to 75% off!

Nordstrom Rack is already amazing for their deals on name brand items, so whenever they do additional markdowns on their clearance you know you are getting an amazing deal.


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Old Navy50% off All Tanks, Tees, Dresses, Shorts & Swim OR 20% off online no code necessary!

This is the sale that my husband took advantage of. He loves their basic white tees to wear under button-ups. We got 5 items shipped for under $50, and on top of that, we also get $20 Old Navy cash.

Every item we ordered up was either 50% or 20% off.


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TargetSave up to 30% on home and patio and/or Save 20% on clothing, shoes, and more with the promo code “MEMORIAL”!

If you’re like the rest of the universe you probably don’t have any trouble finding things to buy at Target, but if you are a fan of recommendations the shoe section (specifically anything by Universal Thread) is worth checking out.

I recently featured two pairs of Universal Thread shoes in my Spring Free People Dupes, so I was so excited to see they are included in the sale! Extra savings, woot-woot!!

The Wenda Cutout Booties were finally back in stock in my size, so I snagged those real quick.


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UltaIndividual sale items 20-50% off and BOGO deals!

I love the Urban Decay Basics palette and the Real Techniques sponge, they are some of my all-time favorite beauty products.

While you’re taking advantage of the individual product sales, you should know that Ulta always has brand deals going on. My favorite brand deal right now is all NYX cosmetics products are buy one get one free! Now is the perfect time to check out the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. For months the color “London” has been my go-to lip product. I cannot recommend it enough.


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Urban Outfitters30% off all Sale Items!

Whenever it’s a “retail holiday” you can probably count on UO offering an additional discount on their sale items. Don’t sleep on these deals!


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World Market– Members Sale In Stores and Online Save 20% off plus Free Shipping $65+ with promo code “FLAGWME”, Non-Member Sale Save 15% off + Free Shipping on $65+ with promo code “STARS15”!

I love a good total percent off purchase! Retail sales aren’t just about the clothes; your home needs updates too (like the macrame basket). Ahhhh! Swoon.


Did I miss any awesome sales? Leave a comment below for us! Help a gal out.

Happy shopping!!

-The Galista

Spring Free People Dupes from Target

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Calling all gals on a budget! Have you been swooning over gorgeous Free People pieces, but you just can’t bring yourself to drop huge chunks of change to keep up with the trends?

Don’t get me wrong, I love Free People and would love to be able to splurge on their quality pieces. But that is just not my reality. Just like many of you, I need to stretch my dollar further than that. Instead of missing out, I went on the hunt for things that will allow me to get the same look for less money. Luckily, I found amazing dupes! Even better, I found them all from Target!

If you don’t know a “dupe” is an affordable look alike. The term “dupe” was popularized by the beauty community, but it can apply to anything that is a cheaper version of a similar product.

Target has been crushing the affordable style game this season! Whether it is the Opalhouse line duping Anthropologie, the Hunter X Target collection or these Free People look-alikes Target is sure to keep all you ladies  “balling on a budget”.

Some items I’m about to share are exact style dupes and others are similar but may be slightly off in either color or shape. I’m confident they will all give you the same look for less.

Without further ado, let’s get into the five dupes!

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

I see all kinds of fashion bloggers posting outfit of the day’s in these gorgeous Free People flats. So I was so incredibly excited when I saw that Target had an affordable option!

Out of all the dupes I have to share with you, these are the most spot on to the original. Though worth mentioning, Free People’s version is genuine leather and currently is offered in 9 colors. So if you’re looking for a pair of shoes that will hold up, these certainly don’t have a reputation for no reason.

The Universal Thread version is offered in an “Ivory” and “Cognac” color. I’ve been lusting over these shoes and I am impatiently waiting for a restock. If they are in your size, R-U-N! You just can’t beat saving $165!

Hats off to Target for allowing us affordable babes to channel our inner fashion blogger in these cutout booties.


Cutout Booties: To Invest In    For Less




Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

This pair of wrap sandals is the second similarity I found in the Universal Thread line from Target. Even though they aren’t a perfect match to the first pair of shoes you can still get the same look with the cheaper version and save $58.01!

A strappy pair of black sandals is such a basic spring essential! Pair them up with a cute sundress or a simple tank and denim jeans. Effortless!

Black sandals:  To Invest In      For Less




Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

These metallic bow sandals are another spot on dupe! This pair of shoes combines two of the hottest trends right now: metallics and bows!

Such a fun statement shoe for the spring and summer.

Metallic Bow Statement Sandal: To Invest In        For Less



Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Another super fun spring trend is statement earrings. These fun earrings will add such a great pop of color to any basic outfit.

I love that the New Day earrings allow you to achieve the trend for just $10. That way if you aren’t feeling it, you don’t have to regret forking over all your hard earned cash!

Statment Tassel Earrings: To Invest In      For Less


Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Spring Free People Dupes From Target - get the look for less. http://thegalista.com

Straw bags are having their moment! All the stores are selling them, and all the influencers are carrying them.

Not only can you carry one of these fun totes to the beach but adding one of these fun bags will give a spring flare to any outfit.


Straw Handbag: To Invest In     For Less



Just for fun, I added up the total if you were to buy all five items from each store. The Free People total was $500 exact! And drumroll please… the Target total was $110.95! You could literally buy all five of these items from Target and still not spend as much as you would on the Free People Royale Flats alone.

I hope you guys loved this post today as much as I loved creating it! As you know, I love to shop for less. That is why I love sharing with you guys ideas on how you can still dress cute and trendy while maintaining your budget.

If you would like me to find any affordable dupes with another brand let me know in the comments below!


-The Galista