Nov 30, 2015

Shopping: Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Monday lovelies!  This is the best shopping Monday of the year - Cyber Monday! All of last week's sales are rolling through or new ones are starting.  I probably did way too much damage on Friday, but I have been waiting for some specific sales today to shop!

I am going to update all day as sales and deals come out, so check back for new sales added!

Cyber Monday Sales
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25% off purchase

30% off everything

Urban Outfitters
$15 off $75
No code

Sigma Beauty
20% off 
Code: CYBER2015

Lord and Taylor
25% off almost everything

Kate Spade
30% off everything

40% off everything

Extra 20% off (exclusions apply)

Tory Burch
Spend $250, get 30% off

Neiman Marcus
Earn up to $500 gift card with qualifying purchase
Code: GC4YOU

25% off select merchandise (sale included)

25% off sale (select items)

50% off everything
Code: CYBER50

Banana Republic
40% off everything

Bauble Bar
Code: GoGift 25 = 25% off one item
Code: GoGift35 = 35% off two items

15% off w/ CYBER15

J.Crew Factory
50% off sitewide

Serena and Lily
25% off sitewide

Design Darling
20% off sitewide

Sole Society
30% off sitewide

Rebecca Taylor
30% off sitewide
Code: CYBER30

I rounded up a bunch of things I have been eyeing or already own that you can snag during today's sales as gifts... or you know, for yourself! #treatyoself

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day! -xx
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Nov 27, 2015

Shopping: Black Friday Sales

It's here, it's here! It's Black Friday! Is it weird that I sort of live for this weekend of nonstop deals and steals?  I love scoring a good bargain, be it for an awesome gift for someone, or maybe just on a piece I have been eyeing for myself and patiently waiting for to go on sale.   I am going to be updating this throughout the day and weekend as new sales are added and others are changing, so make sure to check back often!

Black Friday 2015 Sales
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Urban Outfitters
// 30% off sale (40% off for Urban On Members)
// Tons of other great sales on select merchandise

H and M
// Deals starting at $4.99

Tory Burch
30% off when you spend $250

15-25% off depending on spend (starts at $250)
Code: GOBIG15

15% off sitewide
Up to 30% off with spend over $200
Code: CYBER - 15
CYBER - 20 ($200)
CYBER - 25 ($500)
CYBER -30 ($1000)

50% off

Design Darling
20% off sitewide

Kate Spade
HUGE Surprise Sale

West Elm
10-25% off based on spend (starting at $100)

50% off everything (until noon on Friday)

30% off full price merchandise, 40% off sale

50% off everything

Rebecca Minkoff
25% off all orders

25% off purchase

25% off everything

Bauble Bar
30% off site wide

Kendra Scott
15% site wide
Code: SALE15

Revolve Clothing
20% off all sale

Sam Edelman
30% off site wide

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with food and love!  Happy shopping and thanks for reading! -xx
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Nov 25, 2015

Links + Lately: Thanksgiving Round Up

Links I'm Loving
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//  Did you all see the perfect cheese plate for Thanksgiving?  It's a good one! A cheese plate is my go-to appetizer for any occasion, and I am making for the holiday this year!

//  The ultimate guide for buying a turkey was so helpful!  I wish I had this years earlier!

//  An amazing recipe for homemade green bean casserole that I could easily make gluten free? Yes please! I am definitely going to be trying this (gfree) this year!

//  A stuffing recipe I am planning on trying this year.  It's easy to pre-make and a great way to save time and space.

//  I like to get the ball rolling with the holiday movies on Thanksgiving.  It is a great way to give the season a kickoff, while dealing with a food coma.  I plan on diving into this list of the Best Christmas movies on Netflix - thank goodness they have Love Actually!

Life Lately
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We are packing up to head out for Thanksgiving later today!  We are spending our holiday at the shore with my parents because an empty beach town has some serious appeal.  Seriously, I love, love, love the beach during the colder months.  Standing on a chilly, empty beach while the waves crash is like nothing else.  It's such a strange combination of Winter and Summer all at once.  My mom and I are cooking - I make almost everything and she allows thinks that are whipped, i.e. potatoes and dessert topping.  Josh makes the turkey and the kids refuse to eat pretty much anything.  Luckily, there is a fireplace and lots of wine!

I'll be back Friday with lots of good sales!  Enjoy your holiday with your loved ones!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving and thank you for reading! -xx

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Nov 24, 2015

Style: Long Sleeve White Tee

Denim: Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans | Top: Loft 3/4 Swingy Tee (40% off right now with code TURKEYDAY) | Shoes: Old, by Schutz, Almost exact same here, less expensive here  | Bag: Clare V.  | Long Necklace: Kendra Scott | Stone Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Spike Necklace: Old, Stella and Dot 

Is there any outfit that a great, basic tee shirt cannot work with?  I like to think not and try to work tee shirts into my life as much as possible.  They are easy to wear and clean, and you're not completely heartbroken if something happens to them that cannot be undone.  Lots of cooking and children can cause a lot of wear and tear on a girl's wardrobe, so tees become a great workhorse piece.  I'm also a huge fan of taking something as simple and casual as a great tee shirt and pairing it with some really dressy pieces like a great pair of heels, or insane jewelry.  

This tee (linked above) is from Loft and can be snatched up on sale at almost any given time.  They always run great deals on the weekends, so sign up for their mailing list and keep an eye out! I have been loving Loft lately with their modern shapes, romantic twists, and super comfy yet chic pieces.  I only shop there on weekends because it is almost always 40 percent off something or other.  I always shop online because they never have the same sales in store it seems.  The top I got (I also grabbed it in black, because, duh!) is a swingy, trapeze fit.  It would be so cute with a really slim fit pant or skinny jeans.  I paired it with boyfriends here because I wanted the pointedness of the shoes to be the slimmest part of the whole look.  

I am already working on rounding up all of the sales deals that will be heading your way on Friday, this weekend and Monday!  Make sure you check in Friday and Monday to get a round up of the best sales!

Have a fabulous day and thank you for reading! -xx

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Nov 23, 2015

Shopping: Lust List

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This dress.  I need it.  I am kicking myself for not snagging the floral version when it was on sale (only because I completely forgot to.)  The shape is everything and I think it is definitely worth the splurge because of the classic style and shape.  This sweater isn't as classic of a piece, but it's super fun and different.  I just got it and want to wear it everyday because the shape and swing of it are so flattering and cozy.  I also picked up this tunic when I ordered my sweater.  It's awesome! It covers the bum and is light and cozy all at once, and not itchy at all! 

Let's talk workout gear, including this sweatshirt, which is the perfect piece to take you from the gym to the street, or to be worn at basically any time.  I love a great gym piece that is so versatile in a wardrobe like this.  Pair it with these yoga pants that I am absolutely swooning over.  I waited with so much impatience for them to come back in stock and now I am waiting very impatiently for them to arrive at my house!

Let's talk shoes -  has anyone ever bought any Boden shoes?  I can't lie, not only the fab color but the awesome price caught my eye with these babies.  Speaking of steals on shoes, these booties are on sale and they basically have an additional discount code daily, keeping them under $100.  I love the fringe and the height! Cross your fingers they restock my size!  

Finally, we NEED to discuss these pants. My best friend got them and sent the link to me and I was immediately in love.  How can you not feel love at first sight with them!?  I splurged and ordered them full price - fingers cross they fit!

Happy shopping and have a fabulous day!  -xx

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Nov 20, 2015

Holiday: Shop Small

As much as I adore my beloved King of Prussia and Short Hills malls, there is something to be said for a great, small boutique.  I love boutiques.  I actively seek them out to shop at.  A well curated store, no matter the type of product, will always be my favorite place to shop.  I have been working hard to gather up all of my favorite local stores (to come in another post!) and my favorite online stores.  These are all boutiques or small stores or some sort.  They are all places I have or will purchase from in the future. 

Peppermint Bee

This store was a fun Instagram find.  I ordered a pillow for Avery's room (same colors below) that she and I both love!  It is extremely well made, and the shop sells the inserts so you don't have to find them elsewhere.  These are amazing baby gifts or a great gift for a little girl or boy.  My kids love anything that has their name on it in their bedroom and I will definitely purchase here again for gifts!

Check out:  The pom pom pillows!

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Pure Joy Paperie

I have been following Liz and her blog for several years.  She is a super stylish mom who runs a boutique with amazing paper products, prints, and bridal suites.  My wish list from her shop is so long and the struggle to think of places I could hang it all is oh so real!  

Check out: The vintage state prints

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Horse and Dragon Shoppe

A friend of a friend owns this adorable organic baby apparel and bedding shop.  It is a must-shop if you are gifting for a little one, or need pieces for your own sweetie.  I am a big believer in getting as much organic clothing and bedding for my babes, but it is so hard to find.  This shop has the chicest organic, handcrafted pieces in modern patterns that you won't find anywhere else.  

Check out: The boppy covers.  I always struggled to find cute ones, and H&D has the best selection by far!

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Hippie Chic Rocks

If you love well-made, colorful, distinctive jewelry, then this shop is for you! (and me!) The line is made by two local women and features stunning beads and stones.  These are the pieces to shop for someone who likes a truly one of a kind piece or a fabulous statement jewel.

Check out:  The star bracelets.  My absolute favorite!

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Wrenn Jewelry

I'm lucky enough to own a few pieces of Wrenn jewelry and wear them frequently.  These beautiful handmade pieces won't break the bank and add a pop to any outfit.  There are a variety of colors and stones and to choose from, so you can make any piece your own.  Follow them on Instagram, as they do a lot of flash sales on there!

Check out:  The confetti earrings.  Such a great way to add a little dazzle to a daily piece of jewelry.

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I found this shop through a friend and am SO glad she has opened her shop online!  This is an amazing spot to find personalized gifts for your girlfriends, babies or kids.  Check them out on Facebook to see even more products and order from there as well!

Check out:  The monogrammed tote bags!

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Gwenyth Brand

This is for the athlete, particularly the dancer or regular barre class-taker.  Gwenyth makes the most spectacular workout tunics and headbands.  Both are amazing gifts for your sister or best friend who loves working out!

Check out:  The headbands.  They seriously keep your hair back!

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Flying Buttress Handbags

My dear friend is one of the owners of this brilliant little shop.  These are the perfect gift for a little girl; Avery loves hers!  The bags come in bodies and then you purchase panels to snap on.  You can buy multiple panels and your little lady can switch them out depending on her mood and style.

Check out:  The Avery panel, named after my Aves!

These are my absolute favorite shops and I am sharing because I fully believe in each of them.  If there is someone I may be missing definitely let me know and make sure to check out each of these fabulous places to shop for the holidays or yourself!

Have a fabulous day! -xx

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Nov 19, 2015


For the next week, I am teaming up with Pamela from Sequins and Sea Breezes and 20 other fab bloggers to give away a $325 Nordstrom Gift Card to celebrate Pamela’s two year blogiversary! This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself {or someone else} a little treat for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are! The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27th, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fabulous blogs!

$325 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Good luck! -xx
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Nov 18, 2015

Shopping: Lust List

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Let's talk black leather.  Specifically, black leather workout pants.  I mean, they're pricey, but they're like nothing else and you could totally rock these all day long and look so fierce!  Just try not to pair them with the black faux leather moto jacket.  Wear that one on it's own... maybe, just maybe paired with this adorable hat for a total textural mind blowing.  

Can we also discuss how adorable these booties are?  Want to know what makes them even cuter?  The answer is their under $30 price tag!  Speaking of booties, these are a splurgier (is that a word?) pair, but their shape and style is classic and long lasting.  I have heard great things about the quality of the brand's shoes and been eyeing a few pairs for years.  They always sell out and I always regret buying them.  Someone talk some sense into me and convince me to buy these!

This skirt has me absolutely swooning, and I am not a huge skirt girl.  I prefer dresses or pants, because I have the hardest time finding cute shirts to pair with skirts.  This may be the game changer, and not only does it come in some great colors, but the style looks very flattering.  And all of my fellow basics, the Anthro mug is back! You have to get yours ASAP because they sell out without fail every year.  I managed to get one last year only by Josh snagging it for me.  

Finally, I have this shirt sitting in my cart.  I love it, but is it too Christmas-y?  I didn't love the colors of the one I got in the sale, but the fit is just ridiculous.  I could have lived in that shirt, so I definitely need to acquire one in colors I actually like.  Who is going to make fun of me for wearing holiday colors year round?  I sort of don't care, but I just need someone's opinion before I actually purchase it!  You can shop everything above or below.

Have a fabulous day! -xx
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Nov 17, 2015

Style: The Lush Tunic Top

Top: Lush Perfect Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic | Leggings: Hue - on sale at Nordstrom right now! | Shoes: Wild Diva - on crazy sale! | Bag: Chanel | Bracelet: Taudrey | Hat: c/o Brooklyn Hat Co. 

The Lush Tunic

Happy Tuesday lovelies!  I'm coming to you a day late with the weekend because of the events that started off this weekend.  A day of of silence and thought seemed appropriate and is what I felt was right for me and for this space.  Everyone is welcome to have their own views on world events, which is a blessing of our freedoms.  My personal feeling was to take a moment, and to always remember to appreciate every second we have with our loved ones and of this beautiful life.  

On to other topics, now.  This weekend was so low-key and we got so much done - the perfect precursor to a nonstop Holiday season to come!  Josh and I kicked the weekend off with a date night in the city, which was so nice and something we haven't done in way too long.  I always forget just how close we are to New York and how much is right at our fingertips.   Sometimes it is so nice to step back and just slow everything down. Starting next weekend we are solidly booked until the New Year.  My mind is completely blown that we have things going on every weekend, multiple trips scheduled, parties on the calendar and a whole lot of birthdays.  The best part is that it is almost all entirely holiday-centric, which is the best way to spend time in my opinion!  Also, are you all sick of me mentioning the holidays yet?  It has taken over my life, in case you can't tell!  Someone send some mulled wine, quick!

Today, I am sharing the Lush Perfect Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic.  You know which tunic I mean - the one that everyone and their mother got at the Nordstrom sale this Summer.  I am the jerk who didn't pick up during the sale and held out until last week, when I caved and bought it.  Well ladies, the hype is real.  This shirt is the bomb dot com.  It's so light and easy to wear, comfortable, and covers the tush so you can rock it with your favorite leggings.  Speaking of leggings, my favorites that I have bought several times are on sale right now (the link is above.)  I paired it with new favorite hair helper, my Brooklyn Hat Co. hat that I cannot stop wearing.  I washed my hair twice last week, that is how great that hair is to have on hand.  I know that is probably much more information than you really want to know, but let's be honest, this space is really meant for over sharing.

I have been gathering up all of the cold weather goodies I can and while my credit cards aren't so happy with me, you girls might be when I share tomorrow's shopping round up!

Have a fabulous Monday! -xx

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