Monogram Monday

by Jessica Sturdy on December 1, 2014

There’s seriously nothing I love more than a good monogram. That extra little touch of personalization makes an ordinary piece seem so much more special. You may recall that I did a gift guide about monograms a week or two ago, but I’m back today with a few of my favorite monogrammed pieces.

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Monogrammed gifts truly are my favorite to give and get! The only thing that can make cozy cashmere sweaters, rich terry cloth robes, soft slippers, and plaid scarves any more luxurious are a little set of initials.

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Cyber Monday Madness

by Jessica Sturdy on December 1, 2014

Have you had your coffee yet? You’re going to need it.

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Kate Spade Hat* / J.Crew Turtleneck* / Mug / Nail Polish   *on sale 

If your head wasn’t already spinning from all of the Black Friday sales over the weekend, the grand finale is here today — Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is much more my jam than Black Friday. I prefer to shop the sales from the comfort of my own home (or office, let’s be real). To me, Cyber Monday is a day to; 1. Cross a few coveted items off of my wish list, and 2. Cross as many gifts as I can off of my Christmas shopping list. While I definitely haven’t completed my shopping list for the season, I do know a handful of the gifts that I need to purchase for family and friends. And why not do it at a discount?!

Let’s get down to business… Here are my favorite sales and a handful of products that are perfect to give and get!

Piperlime: 30% off site wide + 40% off markdowns (code: cybersale)

At Piperlime, you’re sure to find something for almost every female on your list. Things that I’m loving — their selection of Loeffler Randall shoes & bags, this Joie sweater, these booties, J Brand jeans, this Milly bag, and these rainboots.

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Kate Spade: 30% off site wide (code: cyber30)

My Kate Spade wish list is always miles long. From cute accessories (like this bow key fob) to fabulous party shoes (dying for these), you are sure to find something for the girls on your list. (And a few things for you, too!)

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J.Crew: 30% off full-price styles, 40% off sale, & free shipping! (code: monday)

J.Crew is right up there with Kate Spade. It seems as if I always want EVERYTHING. I’m definitely going to cross a few things off of my wish list with their promo!

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Tuckernuck: Up to 30% off! Save 15% off site wide, 20% off orders of $150+, 25% off orders of $500+, 30% off orders of $1,000+ (code: shop15, shop20, shop25, shop30)

Tuckernuck has THE BEST selection right now. I want almost everything on the site! Obsessed with this travel bag,

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Design Darling: 20% off site wide (code: manythanks)

Mackenzie’s shop is always stocked with the very best finds for your home, as well as the best gifts! Plus, tis the season for shopping small! I’m lusting over this lamp, this bangle, this notepad, all of Amy’s prints, and this stationery.

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Club Monaco: 20% off orders of $200+,  25% off orders of $300+, 30% off orders of $500+, 30% off sale & clearance (code: cybersale)

I’m always quick to take advantage of a Club Monaco sale. My advice? Head straight to the sale section. There are some freaking GEMS in there and they’re all an extra 30% off, no purchase minimum necessary! — My picks — this sweater, this coat, this plaid coat, this jacket (seriously considering buying it for myself), this jeweled headband, this embellished beanie

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Shopbop: 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $1,000+ (code: gobig14)

No designer exclusions! It’s the perfect time to make that splurge you’ve been thinking about…

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Old Navy / Gap / Banana Republic: 40% off everything (code: cyber)

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Lands’ End: 40% off regularly priced merchandise (code: cyber, pin: 1234)

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Gray Malin: 30% off prints site wide (code: gobble30)

I’ve been lusting over a Gray Malin print for what seems like forever. I’m sure you’ve seen his unbelievable photography! I’m currently trying to decide on a piece to splurge on for my apartment. It’s seriously so hard to choose. Which one do you like best? one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen

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Vineyard Vines: 25% off orders of $200 or more (code: cyber14)

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Capwell + Co: 35% off (code: blackfriday)

If you’re in need of some statement sparkle for the holiday parties ahead, Capwell is your best bet! I’m absolutely loving this amethyst statement necklace, these earrings, this ring, and this whole collection.

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Ann Taylor: 50% off entire purchase (code: cyber50)

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Otte: 20% off everything (prices as marked, no code necessary)

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Tommy Hilfiger: 50% off site wide (code: cmreward)

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Happy Shopping!

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

by Jessica Sturdy on November 30, 2014

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I try to pack as much into my Saturdays as possible so Sundays can be a bit more relaxed. Even if I’m not able to keep my schedule completely clear, I’ll try to keep my commitments to a few hours in the afternoon. Is there anything better than sleeping in, lounging around in your PJs, reading a real newspaper, or eating breakfast in bed? Nope, definitely not.

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Travel in Style

by Jessica Sturdy on November 26, 2014

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I truly can’t believe that the busiest travel day of the year is here. Thanksgiving, you guys. Where did 2014 go?! Hallie recently told me about a quote she read… “You live life at the speed limit of your age.” So true, right?! Each year just flies by faster than the last.

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Gift Guide: Little Luxuries

by Jessica Sturdy on November 25, 2014

Little luxuries are those items that are just simply fabulous. Incredibly soft slippers, cozy cashmere throws, posh PJs, fancy fragrances, desk decor… Get the idea? Everyday items with an extra bit of extravagance. While all of these things are downright deluxe, they’re usually the items that we just can’t justify buying for ourselves. But that’s exactly why they make the perfect gifts!

For me, gift giving is a balance of functionality and fabulousness. Yes, you always want him or her to get use out of the gifts you’re giving… but it’s a whole lot more fun when it’s something that he or she would probably not spend their own money on! Am I right?

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Bedazzled Vaseline | Diptyque Candle | Giant Bow Belt | Tieks | Velvet Slippers | Dainty Knot Ring | Silk Eye Mask | Faux Fur Snood | Ovando Candle | Tory Burch Candle | Earrings | Leopard Throw | Lucite Stapler | Cuff Bracelet | Le Labo Body Wash | Hanky Panky Set | Bow Bracelet | Kate Spade Book | Rain Boots

Click through the slideshow below to shop these gifts and more…

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List | Day 2: The New Yorker | Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed | Day 4: Festive Finds | Day 5: Plaid & Tartan | Day 6: Monograms | Day 7: Beauty Junkie | Day 8: The Talented Teacher | Day 9: The Working Girl | Day 10: Cocktail Connoisseur | Day 11: Little Luxuries

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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Textured Turtleneck

by Jessica Sturdy on November 24, 2014

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As soon as November hit, I felt myself starting to drift into a more relaxed state of mind. (Well, at least on the wardrobe front! Work during the holiday season is a different story.) With the temperatures dipping way down in NYC this last week and the holidays quickly approaching, I’ve been gravitating towards more comfortable and cozy separates. Getting out of bed when it’s freezing in the morning is a major challenge for me so the thought of wearing my softest sweaters definitely helps with the self-coaxing away from the snooze button. While some wouldn’t dream of wearing their white pants in November, I’ve been all about a soft color palette. Pairing white denim with neutral shades and luxurious textures, like this fabulous Theory turtleneck sweater I found at Nordstrom Rack, and an oh-so-soft faux fur vest, feels very seasonally appropriate. I’ve been appreciating a more minimalistic layering approach lately, nothing too fussy and nothing too complicated. A warm, textured sweater with a cozy fur vest is just right!

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Gift Guide: Stock The Bar Cart

by Jessica Sturdy on November 24, 2014

This gift guide is for the cocktail connoisseurs and the winos, too! If the girl (or guy) that you’re shopping for knows how to make a mean cocktail and is always re-stocking their bar cart, these are the gifts for her (or him). Entertaining made easy!

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Coasters | Bow & Glasses Bar Set | Zebra Cocktail Napkins | Gold Cocktail Shaker | Stag Bottle Opener | Gold Chevron Glassware | Wine Tote | Jingle Bell Wine Stopper | ‘Rough Day’ Wine Glasses | Moscow Mule Mug | Matches | Area Code DOF Glasses

My favorites? These wine glasses are hysterical and these glasses are the perfect gender-neutral gift. Oh, and this tote is a must for toting a bottle of bubbly to a party this holiday season!

Click through the slideshow below to shop these gifts and more…

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List | Day 2: The New Yorker | Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed | Day 4: Festive Finds | Day 5: Plaid & Tartan | Day 6: Monograms | Day 7: Beauty Junkie | Day 8: The Talented Teacher | Day 9: The Working Girl | Day 10: Cocktail Connoisseur

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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Camel Colored Coat

by Jessica Sturdy on November 21, 2014

Happy Friday you guys! With the holidays just around the corner, I feel like the work weeks have felt so unbelievably long. Especially when you’re working for an e-commerce site, gearing up for the holidays is exhausting. I was traveling for work a few days this week, but I’ll be getting back tonight and I’m so looking forward to a relaxing weekend in the city! I know it’s usually customary to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for the holidays, but I’m going to break the rules and start decorating a little bit this weekend. I’m going to hit up Target and Home Goods to search for fun (& inexpensive!) holiday decor, but do let me know if there are any other places in NYC that you recommend I check out while I’m out and about this weekend!

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While I’m out shopping, I’m definitely going to have to bundle up. Fall sure feels like it’s over and I think it’s safe to say winter is upon us. That really means one thing — It’s officially time to break out all of the coats! It’s really important to me to have a few options for outerwear in the winter. Why, you ask? Because wearing the same coat every single day for at least five months out of the year can get really repetitive and kind of depressing! I’m constantly on the search for great quality coats that don’t break the bank. I think it’s essential to invest a bit more for quality, but since I like to have a variety of outerwear options, I like to stick to that $250 and under range for most of my jackets.

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Gift Guide: Business Babe

by Jessica Sturdy on November 20, 2014

Today’s gift guide is for the CEO-in-the-making, the business babe who is a total bada$$, the girl who logs more hours at the office than her home, and the girl who is always on the go because of her career!

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Whether it’s a sleek carry-on suitcase, a stylish tote for her commute, or a fabulous pair of cashmere-lined leather gloves that are tech-friendly, there’s sure to be something on this list that will make her long days a little bit brighter!

Monogrammed Notepad | Simplified Planner | Business Card Holder | Leather Tech Gloves | Pen | iPad Case | Inspirational Notepad | Leather Tote | Gold Earbuds | Leather Pouch (dolla dolla bills y’all!) | Mophie Juice Pack (to keep all of her devices charged on the go!) | Kate Spade Desk Accessories | Suitcase

Click through the slideshow below to shop these gifts and more…

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Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides

Day 1: Jessica’s Wish List | Day 2: The New Yorker | Day 3: Sparkle Obsessed | Day 4: Festive Finds | Day 5: Plaid & Tartan | Day 6: Monograms | Day 7: Beauty Junkie | Day 8: The Talented Teacher | Day 9: The Working Girl

Or check them all out on this Pinterest board!

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Blush Crush

by Jessica Sturdy on November 19, 2014

bcbg sequin top rebecca minkoff bag

This is my third and final look from our trip to Las Vegas with Zappos. (See the first two here and here!) I love all of the subtle shimmer in this outfit. From the sequin detailing on the top, to the metallic chain-strap bag, to the subtle shimmer on the sandals, it’s definitely a statement-making look! To balance out all of the sparkle, I chose a pair of crisp white jeans. Perfect for a sunny weekend in Sin City!

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