Friday, November 28, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SALES

Happy Black Friday everybody! I hope you all are recovering from a day of over indulging, and are gearing up for a day of coffee drinking and Black Friday shopping. I have compiled a list of some of the best sales below and a few of my favorite gift giving ideas (and maybe a few items that will be on my own wish list...psst Matthew).


Sole Society 30% off Select Shoes


ASOS 30% off


Banana Republic 50% off 1 Item + 40% off Site Wide




Express 50% off




Gap 50% off


J.Crew 30% off Full-price + 40% off Sale




Nordstrom Up To 40% off


Old Navy 50% off


Piperlime 25% off








Thursday, November 27, 2014

MINTED HOLIDAY CARDS

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I am spending the holiday up in Albany with my fiancĂ© and his family.  We had our first heavy snow fall of the season yesterday - needless to say we had a blast staying in eating and drinking, and our pup, Hadley, had an absolute field day in the snow. This time of year is so special to me and I try and take a moment to reflect on how fortunate and thankful I am. From my family, to friends, to all of you, I truly feel blessed that you encourage me to share what I am passionate about each and every day, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

After today, we will officially be in full on Christmas mode, and therefore I thought it would be nice to share our holiday card from Minted. Since I started sending christmas cards two years ago (I know, so adult of me), I have started to brainstorm potential card ideas months in advance and seek to order the cards sometime in November. Minted is a site that I have used over the years and have always been overly impressed with the ease of creating cards on the site, their customer service and, most importantly, the quality of the product ordered. Their site encompasses everything from your traditional cards, items that make entertaining extra personal, the most adorable prints for your wall, and so many other cute items.

What won me over this year when spending minutes (or hours) contemplating what would make the perfect holiday card, is their gorgeous foil-pressed design. Hello, 2014 and my obsession with all things shiny! Matt and I decided family and friends would be seeing enough pictures of us over the next year (save the dates, thank yous, etc.) and did them a favor and placed the sweetest, most precious gal we know front and center...Miss Hadley. I was able to custom create my card for the grey watercolor background to match the grey in her skirt, which helped tie the card together. I also added a few extra special touches with a glitter insert (I mean, why not?!) and a customized return address on the back of the envelop. If I really had everything together, I would have utilized their feature of addressing the front of the envelopes as well, which will automatically save for any future use. So go on and check out their site for inspiration, and an overall great experience with card customization. 

PS - Minted has a great Black Friday special which offers 20% off holiday cards and photo art gifts with code: BF14.  I have also listed some other great Black Friday sales going on today at the bottom of the post.


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Holiday cards via Minted c/o


Early Black Friday Sales Going On Now:
  • Alice + Olivia 25% off and Free Shipping Site Wide
  • ASOS 30% off (starts at 8PM) - code: TGIBF
  • Banana Republic 50% off 1 Item - code: BRFIFTY + 40% off site wide - code: BRFORTY
  • BB Dakota 30% off full-price styles - code: THANKS30
  • Bloomingdales 50% off a selection site wide
  • Design Darling 20% off - code: MANYTHANKS
  • Dolce Vita up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping - code: BLACKFRIDAY14
  • EQUIPMENT 25% off - code: THANKS
  • French Connection 30% off site wide - code: 30FCBF
  • GAP 50% off site wide - code: BLKFRIDAY
  • J.Crew 30% off full-priced items and an extra 40% off sale - code: HOLIDAY
  • Joie 25% off site wide - code: THANKS
  • Kate Spade Saturday 30% off site wide - code: DEALME
  • Old Navy 50% off (starts at 4PM)
  • Piperlime 25% off - code: THANKFUL25
  • Tommy Hilfiger 40% off (including my over the knee boots!!) - code: BF40





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MOMENTS OF CHIC - BLACK ON BLACK

I had the opportunity to team up once again with Piperlime for their Moments of Chic campaign. This time around I was able to capture quintessential  New York City with an all black ensemble. I love the contrast sleeves on the dress, and added a black vest for a more weather-appropriate and edgy look (although the weather was absolutely gorgeous in Central Park this weekend!) These mule pumps are a great option to take us into winter. They are completely closed off, but with the pointed toe you get more of a winter shoe feel. I rounded up a half size with these shoes, and they even come in a stone snake color, which are on sale!

Finally, I finished the look with this classic black watch. For all you holiday shoppers, Daniel Wellington is offering a great deal over the holidays. Their watches are classic and, for the most part, gender neutral (Matt wears the black one featured below all the time) and they are offering a 15% discount off your order with the code: HOLIDAYSTYLEDSNAPSHOTS, as well as free worldwide shipping!

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Piperlime dress c/o // Piperlime Carrano Pietra Pump (round up a 1/2 size) c/o // Faux Fur Vest, old (similar + similar) // French Connection Cross-body Bag // Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses // Margaret Elizabeth Necklace c/o // Daniel Wellington Watch (code: HOLIDAYSTYLEDSNAPSHOTS for 15% off) c/o // Bikini Luxe Ring c/o // bareMinerals BOXUM Lip Gloss

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PONCHO

I have a habit of getting extra excited about finding things that are great quality, affordable and, added bonus in this case, reversible. This poncho from BP Nordstrom (such adorable and affordable items) is the softest and coziest item in my closet right now. I wore it to work on Monday and knew it would be perfect to double as blanket because the hospital is always freezing! I love the white base with hints of red and decided to wear it that way with my outfit below, but the other side is mainly red with white details, equally as adorable. For $38 it is an absolute must for these chilly winter months. If you are looking for a gift idea for a friend, your mom, secret Santa, etc. this might just be your answer. Nordstrom, as always, offers free shipping (both ways in case you need to return). This poncho has been a popular item so I had to wait a few extra days for it to ship, but it was worth the wait!

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Poncho (only $38!) // Sweater // Skinny Jeans c/o // Over the Knee Boots (code: KENDALL20 for 20% off order) c/o (more sizes here) // Aviator Sunglasses (color: gold tortoise) c/o

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Monday, November 24, 2014

BLACK AND WHITE

Every winter black and white becomes a staple in my wardrobe. It seems like each year NYC goes from comfortable weather to hand numbing cold, literally overnight. I love the comfortable oversized fit of this The Fifth Label dress from Melvina and choose to pair it was a faux fur coat, beanie and gloves for extra warmth. I have added a few extra winter hats to my collection this year - a beanie is such an easy way to add a cute touch while staying bundled up. Happy Thanksgiving week everybody!

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