December 20, 2013

Decor: Christmas

Can't believe we are so close to Christmas... I'm super excited this year since it will be Hudson's first year celebrating! Last year we didn't put up decorations because I was 38 weeks pregnant on xmas day and we weren't sure when little H would arrive... My mom has given my sisters and I a Santa every year for the past 8 years [mostly from Vaillancourt from Rodger's Gardens] and I love the sentiment behind my little collection. This year we bought these West Elm mongolian fur stockings and two gold glittered pinecone topiarys from PB for our mantel. Any fun decorations you've picked up this year? XOXO

December 19, 2013

Gift Guide: For Every Girl

With Christmas just a few days away that leaves you with one more weekend to finish up [or start] all your holiday shopping! While gift cards are always a safe bet [especially for last minute presents], try to think outside the box and really tailor your gift to the receiver's personal taste. Thoughtfulness is the best gift you can give in my opinion! Here is a review of my other Gift Guides from this holiday season:
Melanie Auld Jewelry
For Every Girl

This will probably be the last of the Gift Guides this year but stay tuned for some Boxing Day and after Christmas sale codes to use December 26th! What is your favorite gift you're giving this year? XOXO

December 18, 2013

Review: Ray Ban Aviators From SmartBuyGlasses.Com

My week got better after finding some gorgeous peonies on sale at Whole Foods yesterday! Such a treat since they are my absolute favorite flower and so hard to find since they only bloom a short part of the year. I also received a lovely package from! They sent over these black Ray Bans [style RB3025 Aviator Large Metal in Black] and I am in love. They sell over 80,000 products from 180 brands, have 100 day returns, free shipping and also include a handy lens kit to clean and repair your sunnies or eyewear. Definitely check out their Christmas Gift Guide and their site here the next time you are searching for some new glasses [this pair by Celine is next on my wish list]. Can't believe it is one week until Christmas! XOXO

December 16, 2013

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Extra 20% Off Code

Just in time for some last minute holiday shopping: Shopbop is offering 20% off their sale items with code EXTRA20 now until December 18th at 11:59PST. Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member remember that you get free 2 day shipping through Shopbop! My favorite picks from the sale are below... I especially love these calf hair version of my favorite booties and these leather pants. XOXO

December 13, 2013

Fabulous Friday

So happy today is Friday even if it happens to land on the 13th [any superstitious people out there?]. I can't believe that Christmas is only 12 days away, the month of December has gone by so fast! This weekend, I'm hoping to finally start The Circle... I bought it awhile ago but haven't had the chance [or time] to sit done and read it. I'm the type of person that once I start a book I need to finish it within a day or two! I've also been using this Dr. Brandt duo and am loving both so far... unfortunately, my skin didn't react well to the Chanel lotions [from this post] so I'm hoping this is a better match for me. Enjoy your weekend! XOXO

December 11, 2013

Gift Guide: Melanie Auld Jewelry

Still in need of some holiday gift ideas? I received some stunning jewelry from the lovely Melanie Auld [she generously has hosted a few giveaways here and was recently featured in InStyle magazine] this week that would make the perfect, unique gift for the mom/ girlfriend/ bestie in your life! The craftsmanship on all her pieces are excellent and I love the natural stones she uses... the rutilated quartz on the ring was so hard to photograph but it is absolutely beautiful! Some gorgeous gems are currently on sale or you can use code INSTYLE25 for 25% off the site. XOXO

December 10, 2013

How I Spent My... Weekend

[clockwise from left]
1. Thanksgiving Outfit Necklace: Bauble Bar Pave Tab Necklace | Dress: Madewell | Shoes: Rag & Bone Harrow Booties in Black | iPhone Case: J.Crew. 2. Holiday mani from Buff & Tweeze in OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest with a glitter accent. 3. My secret santa gift tied with this Anthropologie metallic baker's twine.

Hope your week is going well! On Sunday I went to a 4th annual Christmas brunch and gift exchange with my girlfriends [I gave this, this, this + this with the Starbucks gift card]. We always play the stealing game [draw numbers and then you pick gifts in that order by either stealing one that's been opened or you can choose a wrapped one] and I ended up with a great gift [this Williams Sonoma holiday candle and this awesome organic, vegan lotion]!

Sale Alerts:
-Bauble Bar's 25% off discount is extended through tonight. Use code MONDAY25 at check out.
- Up to 70% off Shopbop's Fall/Winter collection here. No code needed.
- 25% off $100+ and 30% off $200+ at J.Crew with code MERYMERRY.

Have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday! Tomorrow I'll be sharing some beautiful Melanie Auld jewelry and [hopefully] a Gift Guide. XOXO

December 6, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Christmas cards signed sealed and [soon to be] delivered.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I hope you had a great one! Did you score any good Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? I'm happy to say I am pretty much finished with my Christmas shopping [a big relief!]... Next week I'll share our holiday decor along with a few more Gift Guides [see my previous ones from this year here]. Also working on Hudson's first birthday party, I can't believe he is turning one in less than a month! Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO