Friday, December 7, 2018

Gifts for Her

HAT:: Hat Attack // COAT:: Vince

Gifts for her...this is always my favorite gift guide to put together because it's basically my own huge personal wishlist!

At the top of my list:
  • I got a sample of this perfume and I'm obsessed. The bottle is insanely beautiful as well.
PS:: Bloomingdales and Club Monaco are both having sitewide sales right now. Great time to shop for the holidays!

MORE GIFTS FOR HER::



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Holiday Decor

Hi everyone! Sorry for the absence this week- I feel like my sleep deprivation has finally caught up with me. I'm feeling pretty run down and I think I'm coming down with something...But I'm powering through!

Kaitlin and I were chatting the other day (ps she is going to come back and do a guest post with a little update soon!) and we were laughing about how we both want to start over when it comes to our collection of Christmas decorations. I'm pretty sure the exact words used were "set fire to all of my old decorations." 😂 I have so much mercury glass that I don't know what to do with it- why did I think I needed a million mercury glass trees?!? I only used about 1/3 of my Christmas decorations this year. Partly because we just had a new baby and my energy level is a zero and I didn't feel like taking anything out but also because I feel like I could use a little refresh. I ordered some new ornaments this year (these, these and these) and a new tree topper. I also ordered these little colorful bottle brush tress that I scattered throughout the kids' rooms. And that is all I had in me this year...I definitely need to amp up my decor for next! Here are some Christmas pieces I'm loving!



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS

GIFT TAGS:: Carrie & Seash

I was so surprised to have so many requests to create a gift guide for the hostess. When I started collecting items for this guide, I made sure each item would be something I would want to receive. I also asked you all on stories for your ideas a month or so ago and the top answers were:

1. Bottle of wine with a pretty wine stopper (you could also put it in a cute holiday wine bag)
2. Baked goods wrapped up in a pretty bowl or basket 
3. Picture frame (I would go with neutral colors)
4. A pretty coffee table book
5. A vase with fresh, seasonal flowers
7. Something monogramed! (PS Brooke's cutoff date is Dec 10!)

I also added a few quirky items to my round up below like these cookie cutters for the dog lover and these ones for the cat lover. Pair it with a fun cookie mix and you are good to go! I also feel like you can't go wrong showing up with a pretty ornament this time of year- once again if you don't know their aesthetic you should just stick with a pretty gold or silvery neutral

PS:: A ton of these items are from One Kings Lane and are currently 30% off!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday :: SZ BLOCKPRINTS


Since today is Giving Tuesday, I thought I'd share an amazing brand with you that makes it their mission to give back through every purchase all year long. You may recognize SZ BLOCKPRINTS from their recent collaboration with J.Crew that kicked off last spring. Sarah, the woman behind SZ BLOCKPRINTS is a childhood friend of mine and we recently reconnected at a mutual friend's wedding a few years ago. I was in awe after researching her line of block printed goods. Everything she creates is hand block printed by her team of artisans in Jaipur.  I was in more awe after discovering that she donates 10% of all profits to the SZ Foundation which supports initiatives to empower girls and women in Jaipur. 

Sarah sent over a beautiful baby quilt for Ellie and she uses it every day to stretch out and play. These quilts make the best baby gifts and I plan on buying two for my new baby nieces! Love this print and this one as well. 

I was also lucky to receive this insanely beautiful top. Love the print and the color. All of her pieces make the best resort wear- check out this top. The colors and the tassels are beautiful. And of course her dresses and sarongs are all so gorgeous! 

When you shop SZ BLOCKPRINTS you will be helping others, and that is a beautiful thing! Xo




Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Sales

COAT:: Vince // JEANS:: Citizens // BOOTIES:: Alexander Wang // HAT:: Hat Attack // SWEATER:: Vince

Cyber Monday deals are here and Black Friday sales are starting to wrap up today. I'm giving a quick roundup below with some of my favorite items on sale. My coat was a splurge this season and it's currently on sale for 25% off- it also comes in a rust color and this pretty plaid

VINCE:: 25% off with code THANKS25. My coat included! 

BLOOMINGDALE'S:: 25% off select items. Kind of digging this sequin jumpsuit for the holidays. 

McGEE & CO:: Love this home site so much and today is the last day to save 20% off your purchase with code THANKYOU. I ended up buying some extra ornaments and a tree topper

MINTED:: Still need to do your holiday cards? So do I...Minted is having 25% off everything. They also have a great photo gifts selection- perfect for grandparents! 

JOIE:: 30% off with code THANKS. Love this hatThis coat is so gorgeous for winter. And this sweater! Love the color of these booties.

ONE KINGS LANE:: 30% off sitewide

H&M:: 30% off sitewide. Perfect time to pick up basics for the kids and easy sweaters for you! Loving this one. This would be such a pretty top for the holidays.

ANTHROPOLOGIE:: 30% off everything! Might be my favorite site ever for gifts and stocking stuffers. They have the best beauty selection as well. I've been thinking about diffusing essential oils and have heard great things about this diffuserThis jade roller is a great stocking stuffer for the beauty lover in your life.  This perfume oil is my favorite and my husband who is not a fan of overly scented perfumes loves it as well. I would be super pumped if someone bought this curling wand with three interchangeable barrels. These earrings were my first "Gift of the Day" on Instagram and I'm dying for them. And this necklace is also so beautiful and would make such a thoughtful gift. I lived in this sweater/car coat last year and it's back with new colors. The comfiest thing ever! And the perfect silk cami for layering or you can wear on it's own!

GOLD & GRAY:: 40% with THANKS40. My favorite for special pieces of jewelry. Lily makes the most beautiful pieces. Her chokers make great gifts and they are 40% off which is such an amazing deal. I also have this beautiful necklace and love it. I'm beyond obsessed with this necklace- so beautiful.

SSENSE:: so many Golden Goose sneakers on sale. I have this navy pair! love this classic pair.

JCREW:: 50% off everything, 60% off sale! This is a great winter basic and I just added this parka in olive to my cart!




Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Best of Cyber Week Sales


I always feel slightly stressed during Cyber Week. Not just as a blogger, but as a buyer. I get overwhelmed by all of the sales and always find myself getting lost on all of my favorite sites, searching, and searching and never buying the gifts I need to buy. A few tips for you...

1. Make a list! I'm not a list person. But with so many people in my family, I have to have a list or else I'll totally forget to buy for at least one person. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing names off your list.

2. Shop on sites with a good return policy and just pull the trigger! I can't tell you how many times I've loaded up my cart and then waited too long (for no reason) to come back to sold out items. If you are unsure of any gift you are buying, just buy on a site with a good return policy. Shopbop is my favorite.

3. Shop Big & Small. Mix it up- there are so many great finds from small businesses that you just can't find anywhere else. I'm a big believer in supporting local and small businesses and I try to purchase from these businesses as much as possible. With that said, there are certain items you just need to buy on sites like Amazon. I'll be sharing amazing deals from both small and big businesses below!

4. Don't stress! If you miss a sale, chances are retailers will have a few more good promotions throughout the next month.


SALES:: I'll be adding more as they pop up so check back! Xo

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES::

SHOPBOP:: One of my favorite sites to shop. BUY MORE, SAVE MORE with code MORE18. You can check my full roundup here. This is my favorite winter hat and I'm telling you anyone would be happy to receive one! They also have amazing gifts for men on EAST DANE. My husband is in desperate need of a grooming kit. These are great stocking stuffers.

VINCE:: 25% off with code THANKS25. Guys, this is THE SOFTEST sweater EVER! I bought it in the sterling color and have worn it four times in one week.  I also want this Teddy cardigan. They also have the prettiest outwear. I bought this tie waist coat and love it. And hands down the most beautiful boots of the season- I have them in brown (from shopbop) and wear them with everything. They are a little slouchier in real life.

JOIE:: 30% off with code THANKS. Love this hat. This coat is so gorgeous for winter. And this sweater! Love the color of these booties.

GOLD & GRAY:: 40% with THANKS40. My favorite for special pieces of jewelry. Lily makes the most beautiful pieces. Her chokers make great gifts and they are 40% off which is such an amazing deal. I also have this beautiful necklace and love it. I'm beyond obsessed with this necklace- so beautiful.

CLUB MONACO:: up to 35% off with code CMBLACKFRIDAY. I finally bit the bullet and bought this camel coat. It's already on sale and comes out such a steal with promo code. This teddy coat is beautiful and these earrings add the perfect amount of holiday sparkle! Love this leather cuff blazer.

BLOOMINGDALE'S:: Buy more save more! Up to 25% off. We just bought this for my dad who is impossible to shop for! And if he doesn't use it, I plan on taking it!

ANTHROPOLOGIE:: 30% off everything! Might be my favorite site ever for gifts and stocking stuffers. They have the best beauty selection as well. I've been thinking about diffusing essential oils and have heard great things about this diffuser. This jade roller is a great stocking stuffer for the beauty lover in your life.  This perfume oil is my favorite and my husband who is not a fan of overly scented perfumes loves it as well. I would be super pumped if someone bought this curling wand with three interchangeable barrels. These earrings were my first "Gift of the Day" on Instagram and I'm dying for them. And this necklace is also so beautiful and would make such a thoughtful gift. I lived in this sweater/car coat last year and it's back with new colors. The comfiest thing ever! And the perfect silk cami for layering or you can wear on it's own!

STUART WEITZMAN:: 30% off all full price items with code FRIYAY. My grey over the knee boots have been MIA and I'm so sad about it. I wore them all the time last year and need to find mine asap or I might just have to purchase them again. Seriously though...where are they?!? I also love these Moto boots.

ASHA::  One of my favorite gifts to receive is any and ALL jewelry by ASHA. I have my eyes on this charm and love this heart pendant.  I always recommend the zodiac charms for a more personal gift.

HOME::

SERENA & LILY:: 20% off with code GATHER. This is honestly a great time for you to buy something for yourself if you are in need of a home refresh. Love this pendant. And these beautiful swaddle blankets for baby.

MCGEE & CO:: 20% off with code THANKYOU . How gorgeous is this wreath? Love this pillow and these beads as decorative shelf object.  And I'm ALWAYS asked about my prints in my living room and this one is on sale!

ONE KINGS LANE:: 20% off with an extra 10% with code OKLCYBER18. Make sure to check out their Holiday Shop for holiday decor, gift ideas, etc! It's SO good! Love these little trees.

GADGETS AND GEAR::

KOHLS:: I actually came to this website because my mom came over this morning and was yelling at my for not having enough sweatpants for Hunter! So she sent me to Kohls to order some! So surprised to see everything they have included in their Black Friday SaleInstant Potkitchenaid mixerNest indoor camera.

LOCAL::

PALMER & PURCHASE:: in store buy more, earn more!

COOP & SPREE:: 20% off all women's and 25% off kids. Head to their Instagram to find out all the ways to shop!


GADGETS AND GEAR::

KOHLS:: I actually came to this website because my mom came over this morning and was yelling at my for not having enough sweatpants for Hunter! So she sent me to Kohls to order some! So surprised to see everything they have included in their Black Friday Sale. Instant Potkitchenaid mixer, Nest indoor camera.

LOCAL::

PALMER & PURCHASE:: in store buy more, earn more!

COOP & SPREE:: 20% off all women's and 25% off kids. Head to their Instagram to find out all the ways to shop!




Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Shopbop Sale

BLANKET SCARF:: Hat Attack

Shopbop just kicked off their Cyber Week BUY MORE, SAVE MORE event and it is sooo good. I just spent the morning adding items to my cart and just made my first purchase! I scooped up this fun skirt for the holidays and this sweater that I have wanted since September but was waiting for it to go on sale! I've also been obsessing over these earrings for a while and love how Shopbop paired them with a camel/chestnut colored sweater. I will be wearing them with the Michelle Mason sweater I just mentioned above!

This sale is also the perfect time to do some holiday shopping- gifts for them and for you! Here is what I'm loving::

  • For the sneaker lover in your life. If you know they've had a pair of Golden Goose sneakers on their mind then you need to check out Shopbop's selection. These are the pair that I just got and sizes are almost all gone. 
  • My Blanket Scarf pictured above would make the perfect little gift and the price tag is great! Hat Attack makes the best accessories. 
  • If you are looking for a pretty top that doesn't crush your bank account, check out this one. It would look great paired with faux leather pants. Perfect for Holiday drinks or a fun night out. 
  • I live in this hat come winter time and I actually just wore it to the Rangers game last night. It also comes in these colors as well. 
Shop some more favorites below! Xo



 

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