12/9/18

Weekend Sales Worth Shopping

Coat | Turtleneck | Jeans | Boots | Bag | Beanie
I love this time of year because there are so many great deals from now until early January! Here are some retailers that I love to shop at that are currently having sales:

1. Express - everything is 40% off right now! This chenille cardigan looks so comfortable, my sequined leggings are still available (I wore them here) and there are tons of great sweater options included.

2. Anthropologie - all cozy items are currently 30% off right now (look at all this loungewear goodness on sale!). These joggers I wore here are included in the sale, these chenille leggings look like something I want to put on right now, I'm currently burning this candle for the holidays and it's included and there are also tons of pillows and throws on sale right now too!

3. J.Crew - Still tons of sales going on at J. Crew both for full priced things and sale items. This parka is 50% off and such a great piece, my fair isle sweater is still on sale (I'm wearing it here), their smoking loafers are so chic, my fuzzy fleece that I wore here is 50% off, now is a great time to pick up a pair of basic denim or one of their pajama sets which I have quite a few of!

4. Club Monaco - They are having their friends and family event this weekend so you can get 25% off your purchase. My recommendation is to go straight for their coats - they are the best.

5. Sephora - There is promotion going on for all Beauty Insider members to get a certain amount of any order over $75! Great time to pick up some last minute gift sets (here is a post on 8 of my favorite sets).

6. Target - They are having an extra 25% off on kitchen appliances

7. Colleen Rothschild - She always has great sales around this time and is currently having another promotion. Her cleansing balm and sheer renewal cream are two products I repurchase over and over.

8. Pottery Barn - They are doing 25% off sitewide and Pottery Barn Kids is included too! They always have such cute mirror options (this is the one I have in Miles' room).

9. West Elm - Currently they have 20% off furniture + 25% off everything else.

10. Ann Taylor and Loft - Both have amazing sales going on this weekend. Tons of new arrivals are on sale at Ann Taylor (and so much leopard print!) and I want all the cozy Lou & Grey stuff for winter.

What's In My Everyday Makeup Drawers Right Now

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12/8/18

Gift Ideas For the Home and Kitchen

Maree's pajamas | Miles' pajamas
I cannot with Miles' tongue in that photo - he is such a ham! This will be my final gift guide and it's tons of ideas for the home and or kitchen. I asked Stan to give his input on many of these because he is the chef in our home and knows all the good items to splurge on. Here are all my picks:

1. If I could, I would put a fuzzy rug in every single room of my home. These come in so many different colors and sizes and look so soft!

2. My girlfriend has this mirror in her house and it looks amazing (and is under $50)! It comes back in stock frequently so check back because it is definitely worth it.

3. I've seen so many people talking about this Instant Pot and now I really want to try it.

4. A bar cart is such a fun addition to the dining room or living room and can be decorated so many times throughout the year. This one is a splurge but so chic.

5. A pizza oven is not your ordinary gift but one that the entire family can enjoy!

6. Stan is the chef in our house and he loves all the fancy kitchen gadgets. This is on his wish list at the moment (frankly anything from the entire brand would be ok with him).

7. For the men in your life or anyone that is looking for a great knife set, Stan said this brand is fantastic and worth the splurge.

8. I'm not too fussy about my coffee but Stan is and he dreams of owning this espresso machine someday. (or this one if we win the lottery LOL - at that price it better hug me and make me breakfast)

9. For the baker in your life (or anyone that has a kitchen LOL), these canisters are adorable (and so functional).

10. Possibly a gift for yourself if you are looking for a chandelier option for various rooms in the house, this draped one is absolutely beautiful!

11. I love everything Gray Malin and think his pieces make the best gifts. I love his Beaches book and have given it to many of my friends (I have it too), his candle is so chic, I would lose my mind if I received one of his coffee table trays (this one and this one are everything) and of course his photography is what made him famous and would make the ultimate gift.

12. For a last minute stocking stuffer, these holiday mugs are adorable.

I updated The Holiday Shop with some new finds so be sure to check it out!

12/7/18

Friday Finds

Jacket (similar here and here) | Jeans (similar) | Slippers
Happy Friday! It's been a long time since my last Friday Finds but I'm back today with so many good discoveries! These are some of my favorite posts to write and I have a running list in my phone of items I find and want to include. To be honest, my list (and screenshots) is way too long to put into a post so I try to narrow it down so as not to give you reader fatigue. Ha! Here are my top finds from the past few weeks:

1. I shared this magic wand on my insta-stories the other day and I'm crazy for it! It turns your Christmas tree on and off remotely and is so fun to use.

2. I have heard amazing things about these roses that last a full year! Such a great gift idea or as a treat for yourself.

3. I'm a sucker for slippers and these look like the coziest things ever (and at a great price).

4. I'm thinking of trying these self tanning drops that you add to your moisturizer.

5. This isn't exactly my style but something about the bold ruffled collar on this plaid blouse really speaks to me!

6. This chair is next on my list to buy for Miles. It looks so comfortable!

7. I can't get enough of everything cozy this season (if my above photo is any indication). I want to reach through the computer screen and feel this hoodie (or this one), this dress looks like a fuzzy dream and this cardigan is great for around the house.

8. J. Crew now has a home decor section!

9. A faux fur collar makes an average wool coat so much more glam. This one is currently on my wish list.

10. While they look like normal black pumps, the metallic heel makes these so much more interesting.

11. I bought a few of these slippers as gifts and can't wait for my friends to slip their feet into them (and the price is so good!).

12/6/18

A Cozy Holiday Party Look





Sweater - J. Crew | Skirt - J. Crew | Heels - Dee Ocleppo (similar here) | Bag - Saint Laurent (similar here) | Earrings - Lisi Lerch | Bracelet - Vita Fede | Ring - Kendra Scott

It's hard to see the exact detail from these photos but this skirt is sparkly with gold thread running throughout. It's so festive! However, it's not over the top and subtle enough to be worn past the holiday season. I'm all for special occasion outfits but I get especially excited when I can put together a look that can also be worn after the occasion is over. A fair isle sweater is a winter basic in my mind and the gold skirt can be worn with a simple black turtleneck or silk blouse for a non-holiday dinner or event. Together I think they strike the perfect balance of cozy and glam. There is also a matching turtleneck to the skirt but sadly it didn't work for me but I definitely think a monochromatic gold look could be stunning! 

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12/5/18

Coated Jeans


Jacket - Levi's (also available here, more sizes here) | Bodysuit - Commando (more available here) | Jeans - Sam Edelman (I took my normal size) | Boots - Acne (amazing budget option here!) | Bag - Gucci | Beanie - J. Crew | Sunglasses - Le Specs | Ring - Kendra Scott

From the minute I put on these coated jeans, I instantly fell in love! I adore all my faux leather leggings but many don't fit like my favorite jeans and I need a longer sweater to wear over them. These coated jeans have a sheen to them like leather but fit like a normal pair of denim. It's the best of both worlds! And surprisingly there is a ton of stretch to these and they do a fantastic job of helping slim the hips and thighs. They are super high waisted which is my favorite style to wear and fit very tightly around the ankle which I prefer. A tighter ankle makes the leg look slimmer and fits into boots much easier. I have been on the hunt for a great pair of coated denim and these were everything I was looking for!

Before I end the post, I have to mention the bodysuit I am wearing which feels like second skin. Commando makes my favorite underwear (they are seamless under clothes!), and the fabric they use is soft and incredibly comfortable. When I saw they made a bodysuit, I had to try it. Thank goodness I did because it fits like second skin and has become a staple for me. It layers easily under sweaters when I want something extra to keep me warm but don't want to add any bulk, or I wear it by itself like I did in this post. If you are looking for a bodysuit, this one is definitely worth trying!

Shop more coated denim here:




12/4/18

An Eyeshadow Palette To Wear On New Year's Eve: NARS Ignited Palette With Swatches

NARS just released their newest eyeshadow palette called the Ignited palette. It's a mix of shimmer and matte shades in warm pink and orange tones. The glitter is a bit chunkier than what I normally gravitate towards but the colors are stunning. This would make the most perfect NewYear's Eve palette with all of it's glittering options. I also think the warm undertones of the palette make it suitable for a ton of different skin tones.
When using the glitter shades, I like to apply them with my finger or directly onto a cream shadow or strong eyeshadow base. There is a slight bit of fallout so I would recommend doing any foundation or concealer last so it's easy to clean up any residual glitter bits. While the glitter shades are more suited for evening, the matte shades are great for everyday wear.
*pr samples included

Are you planning on picking this palette up?! And if you have it, what are your thoughts?


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12/3/18

Visiting the Christmas Tree Farm

Maree's outfit - Jacket (similar here and here) | Sweater (similar) | Jeans | Boots (more sizes here) | Hat (similar) | Bag
Miles' outfit - Jacket (similar) | Sweater | Pants | Hat (similar) | Shoes

First things first, I had Miles' hat on backwards the entire time we were at the Christmas Tree Farm. LOL I was wondering why the seam was showing but didn't realize until we were about to leave. #momfail But the hat debacle aside, how hysterical is Miles in these photos? We visited a local Christmas Tree Farm last week and he had the best time. The straw was a bit hard to walk on so he fell down a few times (not hard but typical toddler wobbles) and he would just sit there and look around after falling down. It was hysterical. He never cried but would stare at all the trees and his face was priceless. The last pic was him staring at the fire they had going and he was fascinated by it.

I contemplated making the picture of me holding Miles in front of the Christmas shed one of our Christmas cards because his face is the best thing ever. He was running around having a blast and I wanted to get a picture of us in front of this cute shed. Every time I put him down he would run off (like always). This was the 3rd or 4th attempt at trying to have him stand with me and Stan snapped a picture because he said his face was cracking my mother and him up. Stan actually made that photo his phone's home screen because he says it makes him laugh out loud every time he sees it! 

Shop more winter boots I'm loving:





12/1/18

Gift Guide for Her Under $100

Today's gift guide is a mash-up of a variety of different gift ideas but all of them are under $100! There is something for a close friend, coworker, hostess, stocking stuffer and tons more. Read on for all my picks: 

1. I adore this vintage lipstick holder. It's the most beautiful way to display your favorite shades.

2. A silk pillowcase is such a luxury and one that you may not buy for yourself so it makes a great gift!

3. I have coffee table books all over my house and love them to spruce up a table or bookshelf. This set of three is perfect for a fashion lover and this one makes quite the statement.

4. I discovered this designer when I was looking for clip-on statement earrings and immediately fell in love with her styles! Each pair can be made for pierced ears or with a clip-on back and most are under $100. I have these and wear them with so much, these tassel earrings come in every color imaginable and these are a great warm weather vacation piece.

5. It may take a few weeks to be delivered and may arrive after Christmas, but these personalized phone cases are still a great gift idea!

6. Gummy candies as a gift?! YES! These are not your average gummies and are absolutely delicious. There are a ton of fabulous flavors and the packaging is super chic.

7. I bought these tech gloves for myself a few years ago and cannot survive winter without them. Now I gift them to so many friends and family and everyone always loves them.

8. This wrap cardigan is perfect for around the house or with jeans/boots for a casual day out. I ended up buying my mom one and she wears it at least twice a week now!

9. For another cozy sweater option (one can never have too many), this funnel neck style looks so comfortable. And I love the quilted pattern.

10. I'm crazy for fancy coasters and think they make a great hostess gift.

11. Give the gift of delicious treats! (no seriously, send some my way LOL) I love sampler tins like this one from Neiman Marcus and of course, you can never go wrong with something from this classic gift basket company. My parents used to order a basket from them every year and everything was always delicious!

12. You can gift someone this entire set or wrap up each candle individually for stocking stuffers.

13. For the frequent traveler, this backpack that can hold a laptop is an amazing gift! And the color options are beautiful.

14. There is nothing more relaxing that a good facial massage and this roller is great to use at night after applying skincare. I also love this tip - use it with a sheet mask to massage in the product!

I hope you were able to check off some people on your holiday gift list with my picks. Happy shopping!

To see more of my holiday content and gift guides, click here.
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