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November 29, 2016

What to Wear to a Christmas Party


SHOP THE LOOK
1. Lace Camisole: H&M // 2. Shoulder Bag: H&M (Under $50)
3. Velvet Suit Jacket: Topshop (Another option under $40 / Under $50 here)
4. Sandals: Sam Edelman 
5. Earrings: Kate Spade New York  // 6. Pleated Trousers: Topshop (Under $40)


Looking for something to wear a Christmas Party, or even New Year's...


CYBER SALES EXTENDED
A few great Cyber Monday sales have been extended....

1. The entire site of my favorite designer jeans are 40%.  This dark skinny jeans are my favorite and I also love this cranberry and burgundy colored jeans.  (And, they are offering free shipping, too!)

2. Gap is still running its Cyber Monday discount of 40% off.  I picked up this cozy boucle sweater - it is soft and cozy and would look perfect layered with a plaid scarf and some chunky heeled boots.

3. There is still 40% off on dresses at LOFT - this burgundy lace dress would be another great option for a Christmas party this season.


 I am participating in the following link ups.


November 28, 2016

Top Five Cyber Monday Gift Ideas

  TOP FIVE CYBER MONDAY DEALS
1. This casual sweater with a fun seam details that comes in a three different colors and is only $27.

2. A Kate Spade New York bag that is 30% off.

3. This soft cashmere scarf is 60% off and under $40.

4. Perfect short bootie that comes in four different colors and is 15% off.

5. This comfy and somewhat dressy sweatshirt is only $15 and comes in a lot of colors.

TOP GIFTS FOR HER
If you are looking for some gifts for her - I shared all my top picks here.

FUNNY GIFTS or GIFTS FOR HIM
If you are looking for some funny gifts (ones that will make everyone laugh), I shared some ideas here.

And, are you looking for some gift ideas for your husband, boyfriend, or dad, I shared some great gift ideas here.

GIFT EXCHANGE IDEAS UNDER $25
If you are looking for some gift exchange ideas or ideas for your boss or a stocking stuffers, I shared some ideas here.

TOP FIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES
Lastly, my top five Christmas movie recommendations.

 I am participating in the following link ups.

November 25, 2016

Black Friday Funny Gifts & Gifts for Him



TOP FIVE FUNNY GIFTS
If you are looking for something funny for a gift exchange or someone who loves funny gifts (like I do), here a couple of ideas. (I bought this a few years ago for a work party - and it was the "hit" of the gift exchange.)

1. I would like to use this “button” some times when people talk.

2. Or, this one when they just won’t stop complaining and I may need to get out the tiny violins...

3. And, sometimes, I have the sense of humor of a 10 year old boy - because this cracked me up.  I am just wondering how it can be 100% Magical, Majestic and Mythical…

4. Well, this would just be a “bag” of fun at someone’s house (for a Christmas party). And, kind of goes along with my 10 year old boy sense of humor.

5. Now, these are some big…  I love that they actually come with instructions. And, you can buy a set if you buy this - the world largest…


TOP FIVE GIFTS FOR HIM
Now, for more serious gifts.  If you are looking for something for your husband or boyfriend, here are my top five picks.

1.  This polo would be great for someone that likes to golf or has a business casual attire for work. And, it is 33% off and a great price.

2. Help your man out - and get rid of the "mom" jeans or the "bejeweled" jeans.  Update with some classic trim fit jeans, like these.

3. Along with updating the jeans, get some shoes to along with the jeans, like these rugged boots or some nice lace up shoes - these are super comfy, light-weight and 40% off!

4.  A leather bag for someone that carries his laptop (or work) back and forth from home to work each day.  This bag has multiple pockets and is 33% off!

5. A nice watch adds to any look and this one is dressy, yet fun with its dark steel color and deep burgundy face.

TOP GIFTS FOR HER
If you are looking for some gifts for her - I shared all my top picks here.


November 24, 2016

Top 5 Christmas Movies & Black Friday Deals

TOP FIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES 
I love Christmas movies.  I know they are sort of cheesy and not too deep but they always make me happy this time of year.  Here are my top picks for the best Christmas movies to watch.



Christmas Kiss
Wendy, an-aspiring interior designer, works in a thankless job for an awful and demanding boss, Priscilla. One evening a mysterious kiss with a man in a falling elevator leaves her blushed and thinking he is "the one" until she finds out...

Dear Santa
Shopaholic Crystal's wealthy parents give her an ultimatum - change her irresponsible ways by Christmas or they will cut her off without a cent. With no job or romantic prospects, she finds a letter written to Santa from a little girl that changes her outlook and priorities.

Snow Bride
A tabloid reporter looking for a story accidentally ends up at a famous political family's mountain retreat in a big mix-up -- wearing a wedding dress and mistaken to be the girlfriend of one of the sons.  After spending time with the family and growing closer to her fake "boyfriend" - she has to decide if she exposes the famous family in order to save her job or risk loosing everything for love.

12 Men of Christmas
When a successful New Yorker publicist loses both her job and boyfriend all in one night at her office Christmas party, she winds up taking a job and moving to remote Montana. Totally out of her element in Montana, she finds there is more to Montana than she first expected.

Hitched for the Holidays
In order for commitment-phobe Rob to fulfill his dying grandmother's wish to see him happy and in love, he finds Julie, a single New Yorker with a meddling Jewish mom.  The two strike a deal to pretend to be each others "boyfriend/girlfriend" to satisfy their families; however, things get complicated, and they soon discover that their fake feelings may be a little too real.

And, one extra... this is one of my mom's favorites.
Come Dance with Me
Jack is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the president who happens to be the father of the girl he is dating.  Trying to create the perfect proposal for his girlfriend, Jack signs up for dance lessons; however, sparks start to fly between Jack and his dance instructor, Christine, leaving Jack with some difficult decisions.


TOP BLACK FRIDAY PICKS
 And, with Black Friday tomorrow, here are my top sale picks and finds...

 Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop - it has the best selection - and best customer service.  Here are just a few of my top picks.
 
1. COZY SWEATER
This sweater comes in five different colors - and would be great for layering over some leggings paired with boots.  Plus, it is under $25.

2. LEATHER JACKET
This jacket is 33% off (is under $55) and comes in the perfect winter color.

3. SUEDE BOOTS
These boots are 49% off - and they looks so warm.  They have shearling lining in the toes and are suede that is water resistant.  Perfect for cold winter days!


1. SWEATER
I love sweaters, probably as much as I love leather jackets and boots.  I spotted this one the other day - and it looks like the perfect sweater.

2. LACE
Looking for the perfect party dress!  The classic and stunning lace overlay dress would be perfect for a Christmas party, New Year’s or even a winter wedding. And, it is under $50 on sale!

3. SWEATER DRESS
1. This sweater dress with the flare on the bottom and the simplicity on the top looks so fun!

1. CHUNKY SWEATER
1. As I mentioned before, I love sweaters, and this chunky turtleneck sweater looks perfect - and it comes in three different colors!

2. BELL SLEEVES & PEPLUM
I had seen a similar sweater for three times the price - but I love this with its bell sleeves and little peplum detail - and it is under $50!

3. CARDIGAN
This sweater reminds me of the expensive Vince one.  I love this rust color - and I have just waiting for it to go on sale - like this Black Friday.


1. BOUCLE SWEATER
Another cozy sweater - and it is under $35!

2. PONCHO
This sweater poncho is under $25 - and would be great to through on and pair with riding boots.

3. POM BEANIE
This fun pom pom knit beanie comes in a pretty blush color (and off white) and is under $15!

November 23, 2016

Top Five Strategies to Save Money During Black Friday

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November 22, 2016

Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas for Under $25


GIFTS UNDER $25
1. Stuff Every Graduate Should Know: Books with Style (Only $10) // 2. Ring: Shashi (Only $14)
3. Pom Pom Key Ring:  Topshop // 4. Black Dot Journal: Fringe (Only $14)
5. Nail Polish (Set of 2 Only $17) : Deborah Lippmann  // 6. Mathematics Clock : Amazon 
7. Mini Candle: Voluspa (Only $9) // 8. What a Day Glass: Amazon
9. The Boss Mug: ban.do // 10. Desk Calendar: Kate Spade New York
11. What is a Hostess to Do : Books with Style 
12. Golden Key Bottle Opener: Gift Boutique // 13. Glasses: Gift Boutique


Are you looking for some fun gifts for under $25? Here are a few ideas!  

FREE SHIPPING & BIG SALE
Plus all of these gifts are from places that offer free shipping. (And, most of them offer free shipping both ways - so there is no risk in buying them.) And, an extra bonus is that a lot of these gifts on SALE - up to an additional 25% off (the more you spend - the more you save)!  

The  Shopbop sale started today - and ends next Cyber Monday.  Use the Code: GoBig16 to save up to 25% off!  (And, if you are an Amazon Prime member - you can get free two day shipping - but they offer free three day shipping as standard.)

One other thing - I bought this sweater - and I love it!  It would be perfect for any Christmas (or New Year's) parties you have.  It looks great paired with black jeans or even flares.  The women at Nordstrom's - even complimented on it - and wanted to know where it was from!  (This one is very similar and it is up to 25% off this week.)

FOR THE FOODIE - MY FAVORITE KITCHEN UTENSILS
 Also, today, I am joining up with my friends at The Blended Blog for a blog hop to share my favorite kitchen utensils.  I am not sure if this would qualify as a kitchen utensil; however, it is something I could not live with out - my ramekins.  I love making molten chocolate cake - and I found this recipe that I can assemble and bake in less than 15 minutes - and it is the best molten cake I have ever had!

Also, at the top of my list for favorite kitchen utensils would be my:

W├╝sthof Paring Knife - I could not live without this knife.  I know chefs all use the big chef knife - and I do, too, but sometimes this comes in handy for the little things.

Vegetable Peeler - I love this Oxo brand of peeler.   

Best Can Opener -  This is by far the best can opener I have ever owned.  No more sharp edges or half opened cans.  It takes a little bit of getting used to - but after you do - you will never go back to the traditional can opener.  And, it is only $20

Heat/Stain Resistant Spatulas - I just got these.  I was tired of using the one we had that smelled like onions.  I like to bake - and these work perfectly for scraping the bowl.  And, a set of 3 is only $7!

Now, be sure to shop by Leslie's blog to see what fun post she has put together to share her favorite kitchen utensils. 



 I am participating in the following link ups.

November 17, 2016

Two Ways to Wear Grey Jeans

 RE-CREATE MY LOOK
Sweater: JOA // Jeans: H&M (Only $20)
Boots: Ivanka Trump (Similar Steve Madden - under $90)
Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Similar under $60) // Watch: Michael Kors

 RE-CREATE MY LOOK
Cardigan: Sun and Shadow // Turtleneck: Halogen // Jeans: H&M (Only $20)
Boots: Ivanka Trump (Similar Topshop) // Bag: ZAC Zac Posen (Similar under $60)
Necklace: Nordstrom (Only $10) // Watch: Michael Kors

Grey jeans are one of my favorite things to wear in the fall/winter, and I love pairing them with bright colors.  These grey jeans I found are only $20!


 I am participating in the following link ups.

November 15, 2016

Top Five for Thanksgiving - What to Eat & Wear


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times because it is the start of the Christmas season - and I always love the excitement before Christmas.  Here are a few of my top finds of things to wear for Thanksgiving dinner - and also to make for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
TOP FIVE SWEATERS TO WEAR
1. CARDIGAN
Cardigans have become my go to sweater this fall - and I just found this new arrival which is under $50 and it comes in some great colors.

2. TEXTURED SWEATER
This sweater is such a pretty color for winter - and looks so comfy for lounging around the Christmas tree.

November 10, 2016

The Best Gift Ideas for Christmas


GIFT IDEAS
1. Sweater: BB Dakota // 2. Ribbed Knit Beanie: Gap (40% off) // 3. Sunglasses: Quay
4. Tote: Street Level (Only $44) // 5. Kitty Pouch: Catseye London (Only $12)
6. Ring: Bronzallure (Only $52) // 7. Faux Fur Vest: BB Dakota
8. Jewelry tray: Gift Boutique (Only $25) // 9. Jewelry tray: Gift Boutique (Only $25)
10. Books with Style: The Year of Cozy // 12. Necklace: Shashi // 13. Bootie: FREEBOARD by Steven


I cannot believe Christmas is next month and that Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away!  Here are just a few gift ideas.


I am participating in the following link-ups.

 

November 8, 2016

Save vs. Splurge Gift Ideas


"SAVE" FINDS
Stripe Sweater: Gap (40% off) // Shoulder Bag: Mango (Only $60)
 Ruffle Top: Rachel Parcell (Similar HERE - also in grey)
Ring: Swarovski // Booties: Vince Camuto (35% off)

"SPLURGE" FINDS
Stripe Sweater: IRO // Shoulder Bag: Chloe // Ruffle Trim Top: McQ - Alexander McQueen 
Ring: David Yurman // Booties: Casadei


MY TOP 5 LIST

1. TOP POST
 This was my top post last month. 

2. TOP CLICKED ITEM
I can see why this was the top clicked item - it is a great price and perfect for fall (and would make a great gift idea).

3. CLOSE SECOND
3. A close second on top clicked posts is this one.

4. BEST FALL BOOTS
These boots are under $80 and perfect for fall (and winter).

5. FAVORITE SWEATER
This ruffle detail on the sleeves make this one of my favorite sweaters.


I am participating in the following link-ups.


November 3, 2016

Three Ways to Wear Leopard & A Link Up

SHOP THE LOOK
Leopard Cardigan: Lands End ($50 off) // Necklace: Nordstrom (Only $10)
Satchel: Furla (50% off) // Ring: Swarovski (Only $45)

This necklace is only $10 (and free shipping both ways) and it looks just like the Kendra Scott one.


SHOP THE LOOK
Coat: H&M (Under $80) // Leopard Pumps: Ivanka Trump (52% off)
Tote: H&M (Only $25) // Jeans: H&M (shaping jeans under $50)


SHOP THE LOOK
Leaf Sculptures: Crate & Barrel // Candle Holders: Crate & Barrel // Harvest Leaves: Crate & Barrel
Pumpkin Spice Potpourri: Crate & Barrel (Only $15) // Leopard Pumps: Sam Edelman




A few leopard inspired fall looks...

MY TOP THREE PICKS FROM NORDSTROM RACK
I sometimes forget about Nordstrom Rack - and they always have great deals!

1. This chunky cardigan is on sale for under $50.
2. This hi-lo t-neck sweater comes in 5 different colors - and is under $30.
3. These zippered short booties are on trend for fall and come in suede and leather - and are under $80.

Also, I recently bought these over the knee boots for $35 and they look almost identical to the Stuart Weitzman ones.

THURSDAY FASHION FILES
Also, today I am joining Jill from Doused in Pink and Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom as a co-host for Thursday Fashion Files. 

November 1, 2016

Fall Outfit Ideas


SHOP THE LOOK
Plaid Shirt: H&M // Sweater: H&M
Stackable Rings: Gorjana // Lip Stain: YSL



SHOP THE LOOK
Blouse: H&M (Only $20) // Sleeveless Sweater: H&M // Leopard Flats: Ivanka Trump
Chubby Stick: Clinique // Necklace: Nordstrom 

SHOP THE LOOK
Scarf: H&M (Only $24) // Watch: Michael Kors (Only $140)
Over the Knee Boots: Fashion Thirsty (Only $40) // Mini Satchel: ZAC Zac Posen

A few outfit ideas for fall...

The Michael Kors watch is only $140 and the burgundy over the knee boots are under $40 - and they also come in black, tan, and grey!  (I recently picked up these camel-colored OTK boots - and they were only $35! And, they are free shipping both ways - so no risk if they do not work out.)

I picked up this tote over the weekend.  I hope I like it.

SALES
There is a surprise sale at Shopbop with up to 40% off - ends in 3 days! Here are my top 3 picks from the sale.

1. Off the Shoulder
This are some really fun tops and dresses, like this fall olive green off the shoulder dress.

2. Handbags
This is the bag that was on my “wish” list for a new handbag - and now it is over $100 off!

3. Jewelry
This ring (that looks just like a David Yurman ring) is under $25!



I am participating in the following link-ups.
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