If you catch me on the weekend, especially this time of year, I’m usually in sneakers and a sweatshirt. So many errands, so little time! For the times when I’m dressed down, I’m constantly on the hunt for fun pieces that add personality to your usual basics. When you’re wearing simple items like a beanie, sweatshirt, and sneakers, a little bit of pizazz never hurts. This beanie, for example. I couldn’t resist the bow! And this sweatshirt? I obviously had to have it because of the giant J. (Note: It technically stands for J.Crew, not Jessica, but I like to pretend otherwise.) Tortoise sunglasses with pink mirrored lenses, check. And pink suede sneakers? Why not.
Cyber Monday lives on, you guys. It looks like Kate Spade is the little gift that keeps on giving… I was perusing the site last night (as one does) and realized that their 30% off promo is actually extended through today! So in case you missed out on any Kate Spade items, make sure you order today with code cyber!
Last year, I had a whole Gift Guide dedicated to Kate Spade so I figured I might as well do it again. (You can see that here!) I know I’ve been peppering Kate Spade products into most of my gift guides thus far, but I just can’t help myself. Do you have that brand that just totally embodies you and your style? Well, mine is kate spade new york. Sparkly, quirky, girly, irreverent, feminine, and fun… All things that I try to emulate with my style and also kind of my personality.
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.
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.
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)
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!)
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!
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,
Design Darling: 20% off site wide (code: manythanks)
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
Vineyard Vines: 25% off orders of $200 or more (code: cyber14)
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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.