Best of: Cyber Monday Sales

posted on: Sunday, November 29, 2015

How was your Thanksgiving holiday? It's been an amazing extended weekend here, spending Thanksgiving in Michigan, as well as a few days with my boyfriend's family earlier this week. I'm excited to get back in the swing of things today, which happens to be: Cyber Monday. It’s truly the best time to tackle your holiday shopping — and perhaps treat yourself to a little something, too ;) Here’s a roundup of the best online sales and deals happening today:

J. CREW  |  J.Crew is offering 40% off (and free shipping!) with code MONDAY. A few favorites? This lace skirt for Christmas parties, these ultra-flattering pixie pants, the prettiest little cap-sleeve dressthis top-rated stadium cloth coata pair of crystal cluster earrings, this silk cashmere wrap (in multiple colors) and these d'Orsay flats. Don't forget about the guys and kids, too!

NORDSTROM  |  Nordstrom has lots of top brands on sale, ranging from 20-50% off! Save on Ray-Ban aviators, my favorite wool wrap coatthis Tory Burch shoulder baga rarely-reduced Chloé tote, this pretty palette by Bobbi Brown, a classic Burberry raincoat, and these amazing black suede over-the-knee boots. As always, shipping and returns are complimentary by Nordstrom.

CRATE & BARREL |  Enjoy 15% off and free shipping with code SAVE15. It's the perfect time to gift items for the kitchen (or to stock up for yourself!) including wine glasses, serveware, and table linens. I'm loving this marble wine holder and marble pastry board, plus this glass decanter, old-fashioned cocktail glasses (a favorite in our home), this gold bar cart, and a fun tic tac toe game set.

AMAZON  |  Savings sitewide! Amazon is my go-to place for electronicsfitness and books. Take an extra 30% off any book TODAY with the code HOLIDAY30. More favorites on Amazon are my DSLR camera, a Keurig coffee maker, these heels, toys & games for littles, and a yoga mat and Nike shoes to start the new year right. And when in doubt, an Amazon gift card always does the trick!

J. CREW FACTORY  |  Everything is 50% off, plus free shipping with code TODAYONLY. This 'Vail' parka is on my personal wish list — wink, wink ;) Other highlights include: this camel coat, a pretty statement necklace, these suede booties, a puffer vest perfect for layering, this cozy turtleneck sweater (I love the red color) and this pajama set. Browse additional styles for guys and kids, too!

SHOPBOP  |  Shopbop is offering up to 25% off with code GOBIG15. My picks? A DVF lace dress (comes in multiple colors), this gold-chain shoulder bagthese Stuart Weitzman heels (thee most flattering pair I've ever worn), a fun leopard dress, and this long-sleeve fitted dress that's been on my wish list for some time.

Best of: Black Friday Sales

posted on: Thursday, November 26, 2015

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you're like me, shopping the stores on Black Friday sounds a little maddening — I much prefer taking advantage of sales in the comfort of my own home cozied with a cup of coffee, my laptop and favorite blanket. In case you're shopping online today, too, I rounded up a collection of the best Black Friday deals this season. Also, be sure to check out The Holiday Shop and my series of gift guides. Enjoy!

AMAZON | 30% off select clothing, shoes and accessories with code 30BLACKFRI
ANN TAYLOR |  50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
ANTHROPOLOGIE |  25% everything until 11/30 with code SHOPTOIT
ASOS |  30% off everything with code BLESSED
ATHLETA |  20% off entire purchase with code WORKIT
BANANA REPUBLIC |  Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase 
BLOOMINGDALES | Savings sitewide and free shipping
CRATE & BARREL | Enjoy 15% off full-price items with code SAVE15
CLUB MONACO | 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+
GAP |  Enjoy 50% off everything
HENRI BENDEL | 25% off $150, 30% of $250+ and free shipping
J. CREW |  30% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY
KATE SPADE | Surprise Sale! up to 70% off
LOFT | 40% OFF almost everything 
MACY'S | Free shipping at $50 and extra 20% off with code THANKS
MADEWELL |  25% off your entire purchase
NORDSTROM |  Up to 50% off select styles + free shipping and returns
OLD NAVY | Savings sitewide!
POTTERY BARN | 20% off + free shipping on 1 item
REVOLVE | Up to 50% off women’s dresses
SEPHORA | Free 3-day shipping on orders $50+
SOLE SOCIETY |  All shoes 30% off and free shipping on orders $30+
SHOPBOP | 15% off $250+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000 with code GOBIG15
TALBOTS | 50% off one item until noon 40% off entire purchase
TOPSHOP | Save up to 50%
TORY BURCH | Enjoy 30% off orders $250+ with code THANKS
ULTA | Free shipping on orders $35+
VICTORIA'S SECRET | Buy 1 bra, get 1 50% off
WEST ELM | Save up to 25% with code MOREISMORE
WHITE ELEPHANT DESIGNS | Save 25% through 11/30 with code THANKFUL25

Stay tuned for additional savings and promotions on Cyber Monday!

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Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Because today is all about slowing down and appreciating the people and blessings in life, I want to thank YOU — whether you're a new reader or have been checking in regularly this past year. Every comment, 'like', tweet, share, or e-mail doesn't go unnoticed! And, I'm incredibly grateful for the love of my close family and friends, in support of this blog and beyond. So, thank you, and I hope you're celebrating today with loved ones and lots of yummy food. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Under $50

posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Because you don't have to spend a fortune to give a nice holiday gift... here are 50+ great ideas, all less than $50. Covering beauty, jewelry, home décor, shoes and more, most of these pieces ship free from sites like Nordstrom, Shopbop and Amazon. A few personal favorites? This metallic tray by West Elm can be found on my coffee table year-round. A reversible tote, open-front drape cardigan, and New Balance sneakers would make instant weekend wardrobe favorites. This eyeshadow paletteshimmer brick and lip color (I love shade #6) are all quality gifts in the beauty department. A pretty gold bracelet, this 2016 planner and faux fur pom hat by Anthropologie are catching my eye, too. Stay tuned for posts later this week rounding up the best Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales. I'm headed to my boyfriend's family hometown today and then to Michigan for Thanksgiving day — I can't wait! How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? Best wishes to those of you traveling this week!

Holiday Décor Inspiration

posted on: Monday, November 23, 2015

This time of year has me beaming with cheer, not only for celebrating time with friends and family, but for all the festive décor sprinkled around the city and at home. If you saw on Instagram, I'm beginning to decorate with garland on the fireplace and later this week, post-Thanksgiving: a Christmas tree!  In the meantime, I'll keep pinning away for inspiration. Have you begun decorating for the holidays? What types of traditions do you love most this time of year?

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Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Comforts

posted on: Friday, November 20, 2015

Today's holiday gift guide is all about cozy little indulgences, perfect for winter weekends. Chicago is expecting our first snowfall tonight, which has me thinking about warmer layers and cozying up at home with hot cocoa and a nice candle (this one is my absolute favorite). Along with a pair of pajamas, great gift ideas for her include a monogrammed robe, a luxe cashmere sweater, a pair of soft slippers, and the much-loved Clarisonic. This pretty nail polish, vanilla bean bubble bath and these masks would make cute stocking stuffers, too. Thanks so much for reading this week — hope you have a great weekend ahead!


{the beautiful courtyard at Waldorf Astoria... just waiting for its Christmas tree to arrive!}

{the cutest holiday place setting — shop monogrammed napkins | plates | table runner}

{sharing a holiday gift guide for the hostess}

{all wrapped up in a shawl collar coat}

{attending a fun event at Kate Spade on Oak Street with Wandeleur}

{holiday style with Parker New York — there's still time for you to win a dress of your own!}

{shooting a special holiday feature with The Everygirl — stay tuned!!}

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