December 24, 2014

Decor: Christmas Gift Exchange Brunch

Green Holiday Plates, Gold Salt + Pepper Shaker, Holiday Napkins: Oh Joy For Target
White Plates: Pottery Barn
White Linen Napkins: Williams-Sonoma
Crystal: Waterford
Glitter Letters: Pottery Barn
Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders + Vase: Pottery Barn
Gold Glitter Pine Cones: Target
Mongolian Fur Stockings: West Elm
Pom Pom Oscar De La Renta Stocking: Minda Home
Gold Striped Holiday Candle: Nest
Parisian Holiday Plate: Anthropolgie

Merry Christmas Eve to those that celebrate! This past Saturday we had our annual girls gift exchange and brunch at my house - everyone brought such yummy food and great company! It was also a fun excuse to deck the house up for the holidays and one of my favorite new decor pieces was this Minda Home Pom Pom Stocking. Our theme for our gift exchange was a take on "Oprah's Favorite Things" so all the girls brought a favorite item and we played a white elephant type of game. Lots of holiday fun! Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends! Be back tomorrow with our holiday card. XOXO

December 19, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Christmas books for Hudson including this [we named our elf Buddy!]. 

Made this "Santa's Cookies" recipe [subbed gluten free flour] ... dangerously delicious!

A sweet + perfectly wrapped Christmas care package from our friends ... Hudson was especially obsessed with this!

The last weekend before Christmas, can you believe it?! I always love the week leading up to Christmas Day ... it feels extra festive baking, wrapping presents and spending time with friends and family. Tomorrow we are having our annual girl's holiday gift exchange brunch so I will share a few photos from that next week along with our holiday cards and Hudson's room update! I totally dropped the ball on making some more Gift Guides but view all my previous ones here or on my Pinterest page if you still need shopping ideas! XOXO

December 12, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Garden roses from our yard

Christmas Kisses

Pretty new Perrier street art cans

Find a few sales happening now below if you still have some holiday shopping left to do:

Anthropologie: 25% off sweaters
Macys: 20% off wth code EXTRA
Luisaviaroma: 20% off with code SHOP20
Forever21: buy one, get one free with code F21BOGO
Old Navy: 30% off with code ONSAVENOW
Banana Republic: 35% off with code BRMOMENT
J.Crew: 30% off with code GIVETHIS
Gap: 30% off with code SHOP
Madewell: 30% off with code GOFORIT
Kate Spade: 25% off sale items with code COZYUP

Hope you had a great week! We have had our new Nespresso Vertuoline machine for a few weeks now and it's a big improvement from the previous model - it makes delicious coffee! They are also running a promo that if you buy one you get $100 in Nespresso credit which is a great deal. Enjoy your weekend! XOXO

December 9, 2014

Recent Outfits

Outfit 1 Sweatshirt: Madewell Et Sezane | Jeans: Current/Elliot Stiletto | Shoes: Shoemint [similar here + here] | Bag: Gucci Soho DiscoOutfit 2 Top: Rebecca Taylor | Pants: Current/Elliot Leather | Shoes: Zara [similar here + here] | Earrings: Melanie Auld [on sale!] | Outfit 3 Sweatshirt: Rodarte | Jeans: AG Ankle Legging | Shoes: Joie [similar here and here]

Can you believe Christmas is in less that 2.5 weeks? I spent the weekend decorating our Christmas tree and wrapping gifts which always puts me in a festive mood! Hoping to get one or two more Gift Guides [view previous posts here or on Pinterest] up this week in case you are in need of any last minute presents! Also, below are a few links to current sales and promotions happening right now including Net-A-Porter's annual sale of up to 50% off! XOXO

Anthropologie: extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRAMERRY
Gap: 40% off with code FESTIVE
J.Crew: up to 30% off with code MERRYMERRY
Madewell: Up to 30% off with code GOFORIT
Neiman Marcus: up to 50% off here
Net-A-Porter: up to 50% off here
Nordstrom: markdowns up to 40% off
Piperlime: 30% off select holiday styles with code CELEBRATE

December 3, 2014

How I Spent My... Thanksgiving

Hope you all had a fun filled Thanksgiving week! We had a great time on Thursday at my sister's house [Hudson loved playing with his cousins!] and on Saturday we continued the celebration at our annual 'Friendsgiving' at my girlfriend's house. Always so nice to get together during the holiday season! I also started decorating for Christmas ... Buddy, the Elf on the Shelf, made his first appearance at our house Sunday night and Hudson is obsessed! XOXO

November 28, 2014

Sales & Steals: Black Friday Codes + Discounts

Alice + Olivia: 25% off and free shipping through December 1st.
ASOS: 30% off with code TGIBF through November 30th.
Banana Republic: 50% off 1 full-priced item with code BRCFIFTY and 40% off site wide with code BRCFORTY.
Bauble Bar: 15% off 2 items with code FRIDAY15, 25% off 3 items with code FRIDAY25 and 35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35.
Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off site wide + $25 every $200 through November 29th.
Current/Elliot: 25% off with code THANKS through December 1st.
DVF: 15% off with code FRIDAY15 until 11:59pm EST.
Equipment: 25% off with code THANKS until December 1st.
Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY today only.
J.Crew: 30% off select styles and extra 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY until November 30th.
Joie: 25% off site wide with code THANKS through December 1st.
Madewell: 25% off with code GIFTON through November 30th.
Piperlime: 25% off with code THANKFUL25 November 27th only.
Rebecca Taylor: 30% off sale items with code BF30.
Shopbop: 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+ and 25% off $1000+ with code GOBIG14.
Singer22: 20% off everything with code TURKEY today only.
Tory Burch: 20% off $300, 25% off $500 and 30% off $750+ with code LUCKY through December 1st,

Also, take 20% off anything from my closet clean out sale [view here] now through this Sunday. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! XOXO

November 25, 2014

Sales & Steals: Shopbop Buy More, Save More Discount

Shopbop just started their big sale a few days before the chaos of Black Friday ... Enjoy 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+ and $25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14 now through 11:59pm December 1st! Start your shopping here or check out some of my Gift Guides from the past few weeks for ideas here or here. XOXO

November 24, 2014

Inspiration: Thanksgiving Dishes + Decor

With Thanksgiving coming up in just a few days, I thought it'd be fun to post a few recipes and decor inspiration pics I've found on Pinterest over the last few weeks. I'm looking forward to a yummy feast at my sister's on Turkey Day and then our annual 'Friendsgiving' on Saturday. I'm in charge of dessert and bread and would love any recipe suggestions of things you've made that have been a hit!  A Gift Guide or two and some Black Friday deals and steals coming up later this week ... also hoping to post a giveaway so stay tuned for details! XOXO

November 21, 2014

Gift Guide: My Wish List

Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Sneakers | Melanie Auld Labradorite Earrings | The Dry Bar Gift Card | Kate Moss Book | Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats | T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers | Diptyque Candle | Tom Ford Book | Charlotte Tilbury Lipgloss in Blondie | Prada Candy Rollerball Perfume | Tory Burch Fitbit | Coordinates Collection Legend Bracelet Givenchy Medium Antigua Bag | Chanel Nail Polish in Eastern Lights | Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana | Dior: The Legendary Images Book

TGIF! This is my lust wish list this Christmas [emphasis on lust!]. I always love coffee table books and beauty products that I normally wouldn't buy for myself and this is something I'm giving as gifts [in Blondie] that I'd be happy to receive as well. I also think that these Coordinate Collections bracelets are a really neat idea to remember a special place ... they are customized so you pick the size, metal, coordinate location, and optional date + gemstone [I'd go for the gold legend bracelet with our wedding location, date and diamond accent]. Some Thanksgiving ideas I've found on Pinterest coming up Monday, have a great weekend! XOXO

November 20, 2014

Recent Outfits

Outfit 1 Vest: One by Elliat | Top: J.Crew Silk Cami in Navy | Jeans: Rag & Bone/JEAN | Shoes: Rag & Bone Newbury | Belt: Madewell | Necklace: Jennifer MeyerOutfit 2 Vest: Joie | Top: Joie | Pants: Current/Elliot Leather Leggings | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Fendi Mini 2Jours in Black | Earrings: Melanie Auld

A couple of recent outfits from the past two weekends ... I've been living in jeans and t-shirts during the week and would love some new recommendations! What are your go to brands for denim and basics? This and this are on my list to try. Leave me a comment with your tried and true favorites! XOXO

November 19, 2014

Gift Guide: This + That

Elle Decor: The Height Of Style Book | Hermes Blanket | Kate Spade Roll The Die Decision Maker | Matisse Cut-outs Book | Today Notepad | Gold iPhone 6 Case | Fuji Instant Camera | Furbish Studio Brass Urchins | Tri-Tone Colored Pencils Bracelet | Bingo GameTory Burch Candle | Crystalline Paperweight | Kate Spade Rain Check? Umbrella | Furbish Studio Dope Lucite Box | Saint Laurent Metallic Clutch

Happy hump day! Who else is counting down the days until the weekend is here? This Gift Guide is an eclectic one with a mix of home, office and lust items. This Bingo game from J.Crew would be perfect to keep out on your coffee table during the holiday season and it's a steal at $20. I'm also loving this pretty umbrella upgrade which would make a rainy day a little more fun. Friday's Gift Guide will be my personal wish list! XOXO

November 17, 2014

Gift Guide: $100 + Under

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We've spent the last 7 days battling the stomach flu as it went from family member to family member ... no fun but I think we are all almost fully recovered! Today's Gift Guide features a great range of finds for $100 or under ... perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for a Secret Santa or friend! The Oribe trio is an awesome deal for the dry texturizing spray alone [my favorite styling product!] and these Nikes were a recent purchase. An outfit post and some more guides coming up this week to prepare for Black Friday [can't believe that Thanksgiving is already next week!]!

P.S. Happy birthday to my amazing hubby! XOXO

November 14, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Beauty Lover

Nars Lipstick + Nail Polish Deluxe Set | Aerin Fragrance Set | Gucci Makeup Pouch | T3 Curling Iron Set | Byredo Gypsy Water Perfume | Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow | Dior Glitter Top Coat | Kiehl's #1 Lip Balm Set | Estee Lauder Powder Compact | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush | Tory Burch Makeup Brush | Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow | Jo Malone Travel Candles | Laura Mercier Golden Honey Musk Body + Bath Duo

TGIF! Today is the 4th post in this holiday season's Gift Guide series and it covers my current beauty wish list ... I've been hearing great things about makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's new beauty line [especially this product] and recently smelled this amazing perfume. I'll have 3 gift guides next Monday, Wednesday and Friday but let me know if there are any specific gift categories you'd like me to cover over the next few weeks! In the meantime, find all my suggestions in one place here. XOXO

November 12, 2014

Gift Guide: Baby + Kid

Gifts for baby and kids are probably the most fun to shop for during the holiday season [metallic rain boots? yes please!]] so this Gift Guide is definitely a favorite. Hudson loves reading books right now so we might add this and this to this to his library and I'm eyeing this eames style table + chair set for him as well ...  Hopefully Santa is reading! XOXO

November 10, 2014

Gift Guide: Christmas Decor + Hostess Gifts

Today's picks would be great for your own Christmas decorations or to have on hand to give as gifts for holiday parties in the upcoming weeks! I absolutely love the fringed tree tapestry from Anthropologie [they also make a coordinating stocking] ... this wine bag filled with a nice bottle of wine [try Meiomi Pinto Noir] or this hot chocolate mix paired with homemade marshmallows [try this recipe from Martha Stewart] make for an excellent hostess gift.  XOXO