Preparing for the holidays also means preparing to take a million trips to the mall. In holiday seasons past, no matter how many lists I made, I'd inevitably forget a few gifts or hosting essentials that required me to get in my car once again. But that was the old me—new me is determined to get more organized this year, so I've reached out to content creator Kellie Brown to share her tips and tricks for keeping calm amidst the holiday hustle. She's an expert in all things interiors and hosting, so naturally, I took copious notes. TLDR: Her number-one tip for staying organized has to do with shopping at the right retailer. Walmart has everything she needs to do one big order in preparation for the holiday season. Whether you're cooking for a large group, cozying up your home, or searching for thoughtful gifts, Walmart is the one-stop shop for every item you'll need. Keep scrolling to see what's on Brown's list this year.
"My holiday décor style totally depends on my mood. It also depends on what version of myself is decorating at the time! I love traditional holiday décor, so reds and greens are a go-to. If I'm going to do something neutral, it would be more like what I've done with my tree this year, which is to opt for crystal pieces, glass ornaments, and pearl bits that are just so charming. This year has also been a lot about coziness and classics with a twist. I love the idea of mixing in these faux poinsettia plants because they're seasonal, and this allows me to reuse them, and it feels a little less wasteful." —Kellie Brown, Content Creator
"There's just so much to do this time of year—it's great to be able to get not only your gifts but your hosting and entertaining needs. My family has definitely called me out for not having enough cookware, so I'm excited to use this Drew Barrymore Dutch oven and for my sister to bake her famous chocolate chip cookies with this Kitchenaid. [Walmart] is honestly a one-stop shop because we can get our groceries done at an affordable price as well." — Brown
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Natalie Gray Herder is an associate editor on the branded content team at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Originally from Los Angeles, Natalie decided to make the move to NYC after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 2019. She had plans of applying to law school until doing a 180 to follow her more creative passions: writing and fashion. As a former collector of Vogue magazines, she should have known her true calling was in editorial but is grateful for the journey that led her to Who What Wear. She began her career at the NYC-based publication The Select 7, where she wrote about fashion, beauty, food, travel, and interiors. In pursuit of her next role, Natalie knew she wanted to hone in on women's fashion. She is an avid researcher, reader, and explorer in and out of the office. She is inspired by the street style of her fellow New Yorkers and her laid-back roots in California. In her free time, you can find her trying new restaurants, visiting museums, and reading in the park.
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