Holidays

Christmas Tree Shopping

This year I bought a REAL Christmas tree. I feel totally giddy about it and it’s even more special than I could have imagined. It smells heavenly and it just makes me that much more excited about the holidays! Cute Cold Weather OutfitIt’s been pouring ALL week in NYC so I’ve been bundled in this cute black teddy coat and chunky turtleneck. Both pieces are from Walmart’s Fashion section which you know I love. If you’ve ordered something from any of my past posts – you know how impressive the quality is for the price point. It’s pretty amazing. This coat is no exception. It feels WAY more expensive than $89. It’s thick, true to size, and you can actually move in it (which I’ve said before is my biggest thing with teddy coats – I hate when they’re stiff.) This turtleneck comes in several colors and is from the Scoop collection. It’s got a great oversized collar. How To Wear Winter WhiteDon’t be afraid to wear white – especially white pants in the fall or winter! They really lighten up a dark coat and dreary day. I am OBSESSED with these white/cream corduroy pants. They fit like a DREAM – no seriously, they’re some of the best fitting skinny pants I’ve ever owned. You know how sometimes corduroy pants are scratchy inside and don’t have any stretch in them? These ones are super soft and have the perfect amount of stretch. FYI I found them to run true to size. Oh, and they’re on sale for under $13. They also come in several other colors! Waterproof BootiesIf you live in NYC or anywhere where there’s a lot of rain/snow you know how much your shoes get BEAT UP. I’ve been searching for attractive boots/booties that I don’t have to worry about ruining for meetings/date nights on rainy days and I can’t say enough good things about these Scoop booties from Walmart’s Fashion section. They’re almost sold out, but the entire line has a TON of other options like these, these, and these. While it doesn’t say that they’re technically “waterproof” online, I can attest that they held up during this wild weather we’ve been having! I’m eyeing these gorgeous shearling trim boots next! Holiday Party PiecesIf you’re looking for a few festive holiday outfit ideas – get this velvet blazer, these wide leg plaid pants and this fun little metallic romper. This champagne colored lace tank is also beautiful and only $10! Shop my entire look from Walmart Fashion below!
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Gifts For Everyone

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away! I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts for everyone in your life from your mom, to your sister, boyfriend/girlfriend, dad, yourself and more. These are all tried and true, high quality pieces that I own, have given and/or love. They’re all also 25% off with the Bloomingdales Friends and Family sale! It really couldn’t be a better time to finish your holiday shopping! Fashion Gifts For Her This leather jacket is GORGEOUS, fits perfectly, and you will have it for years to come. I am super impressed with the quality for the price point. PS it comes in 2 other colors! You can never go wrong with a cozy scarf especially for upcoming travel. This one is under $100 and comes in several colors. Who doesn’t love a luxurious pair of cashmere lined leather gloves? These are beautiful. The perfect tan bootie…these Rag & Bone booties will last forever. I’ve had mine for 7 years and they’re still going strong, I’m obsessed with these black over the knee boots – and they’re under $110! The cutest Eberjey pajamas. I love the subtle print. How pretty are these gold + diamond star earrings?! Okkkk I think I need these fur fingerless gloves!!! Beauty Gifts For Her Upgrade your blow dryer game with this compact, travel friendly T3 dryer. Everyone could always use a new set of brushes – and the professionals rave about Sigma brushes. A jade roller with a fancy face oil is the perfect gift for the skincare lover. Charlotte Tilbury makes the most aesthetically pleasing beauty palettes and I am swooning over this eyeshadow palette. Her lipsticks are also incredible and best sellers for a reason! For the perfume lover – get her Byredo’s Gypsy Water. Trust me, every woman will love this scent. I keep it on my nightstand and spritz it for special occasions – it smells heavenly! Gifts For Him An elegant leather card case for only $15. A classic brown leather belt that every man needs in his closet. A black leather toiletry kit for travel. Cozy Ugg slippers or a fluffy bathrobe for lounging. A stunning grey topcoat. A timeless half zip up sweater in navy or black. A sexy henley that comes in several colors. For the tech lover – a leather wireless charging pad and desk organizer. How badass are these waterproof leather Cole Haan boots? Bloomingdales always has the BEST selection of items for everyone in your life and this sale is TOO GOOD to pass up. Shop more of my favorite gift items from Bloomingdales below!
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Gift Guide: Best of Beauty

This gift guide is for the beauty lovers in your life and of course you! ;) It’s a roundup of my absolute favorite makeup items that I re-order time and time again from Nordstrom. These are my beauty cabinet staples, and will make perfect gifts for your loved ones. Most of them are under $100, and several are under $50 making them great stocking stuffers. PS if you love my robe you can get it here! Beauty gifts from Nordstrom: Fragrance My favorite perfume of all time is Diptyque “Eau Duelle.” It’s got a rich vanilla bourbon smell, and I get compliments on it from men and women everytime I wear it. For room spray, I love Diptyque “Baies.” I keep this in my bathroom, as well as our guest bathroom. For diffusers, I can’t get enough of the Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin reed diffuser. It’s not overpowering and makes your entire home smell divine. Candles My favorite candle is by Diptyque – it’s the Vanille scent. I talk about it nonstop for a reason – it’s pure heaven. If you’re over Diptyque, then I suggest Byredo’s Bohemia scented candle. It’s the chicest candle next to Diptyque and smells really subtle and sexy. Body I am constantly re-ordering this Aesop hand + lotion duo. It smells SO good and everyone comments how much they love it when they come over. It’s earthy, and nourishing. I recently bought the Necessaire body wash and lotion and let me tell you – it lives up to the hype. It left my skin SO soft, smells incredible, and is also a CLEAN beauty product. Win, win, win. Face I’m obsessed with the Tata Harper resurfacing serum. You notice an immediate glow right after using it. Plus it’s all natural. I also love the resurfacing mask. I got the gift set for my sister! For the woman who has everything…get the Sisley face mask. Google it and you will see the thousands of positive reviews. It instantly works, and leaves your skin feeling SO soft and supple. I’ve been using it for years. This Indie Lee face oil is also a clean product and a great stocking stuffer. It’s only $14 and super gentle. For the girl who is prone to breakouts and always traveling, get her this gem from Sunday Riley. I bring it on every trip and it immediately clears up a zit within minutes. I’ve been using the Dermalogica Microfoliant 2x a week for 8 years. It’s gentle, effective and makes your skin stay bright + clear. This little gift set is perfect for the skincare junkie! Vintner’s Daughter Serum. Elemis Cleansing Balm. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. Hair I love the T3 ceramic curling iron! Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. For shampoo – I use a few, but I’m a big fan of R+Co and Alterna Caviar. Mason Pearson hair brush. Makeup YSL Saharienne eye palette. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Charlotte Tilbury highlighter and mascara. Bobbi Brown bronzer. Laura Mercier caviar eye sticks. Mac lipgloss in C-Thru. Cle de Beauté concealer. And if you’re looking for quick, one off gifts sets from Nordstrom under $100: I love this Bobbi Brown travel friendly kit. This is a fancier version of my fave YSL eyeshadow palette. A special edition BLACK Diptyque Baies candle. Laura Mercier bath + body skincare set. Tata Harper daily essentials set. Diptyque mini candle + perfume set. R + Co hair travel set. Gift sets under $50: Deborah Lippmman polish kit. Laura Mercier caviar stick set. Supergoop sunscreen kit. Basic purity energy cleanse meditation kit. Indie Lee discovery kit. Fresh lip balm set (a Nordstrom Beauty exclusive!) Be sure to shop my picks below and check out Nordstrom’s Gift With Purchase page which is full of extra goodies!
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Cyber Monday: What I Bought

I already shared my concise list of Black Friday sales on here over the weekend, but I wanted to share a few extra ones that I found out about, PLUS what I actually purchased myself from the sales. Trust me, you’re not going to want to pass up these screaming deals! Beauty Buy one Diptyque candle, get one half off at Space NK – yes please! I ordered a few of my favorite Vanille scented candles. They also have tons of holiday gift sets – like this Byredo mini candle trio! Violet Grey is offering $15 off when you spend $100, $50 off when you spend $250, and $100 when you spend $500. I ordered this lash food, this Necessaire body lotion, the Augustinus Bader rich cream, and this Tom Ford shimmer body oil that I drench myself in all summer long! If you don’t already have Vintner’s Daughter serum – get it – it’s a cult beauty product for a reason, and I use it every night! Nordstrom is offering this T3 ceramic curling iron for 15% off. I switched from my Hot Tools iron to this T3 last month because my hairdresser noticed my hair was getting more damaged and she said that ceramic irons are way better for you! Fashion I bought this Fleur du Mal silver dress for my birthday and New Years Eve because it’s now 20% off! I’ve been needing an ultra long winter coat, but didn’t want to spend a ton of $$$. This one is PERFECT and under $200. I just got this simple ivory cashmere sweater, this chic tank, and another pair of RE/DONE jeans for 30% off from the Intermix sale. Scoop’s line with Walmart is offering 25% off everything! Get my favorite black booties, v neck sweater, teddy coat, or this chic black blazer with gold buttons. My favorite houndstooth coat is 50% off at Banana Republic. Thomas’ favorite navy blue winter coat is also 50% off, as well as his quilted AND waterproof navy blue jackets. The Ann Taylor coat I’ve been wearing nonstop is 50% off. And I just picked up this printed silk scarf for myself! I just got Thomas these Chelsea boots from Bloomingdales – they are under $100 and the perfect gift for the man in your life! Alo Yoga is offering 30% off site wide so I couldn’t resist stocking up on the black high waisted workout leggings I wear 24/7 and their sports bras. Shopbop is offering 25% off orders of $500+ – take 25% off this gorgeous beige Mackage coat I always get a million compliments on. It’s also a great time to get these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots I wear almost everyday during the winter. Home I got a few of these Ralph Lauren silver picture frames to give with sentimental photos as gifts to loved ones because they’re offering 30% off orders of $100+. And I couldn’t resist splurging on this cashmere blanket + eye mask + pillow travel set for myself!!! For those of you who love my gold bamboo picture frame that’s in my entry – you can get it here on major sale! And I bought a few of these for our kitchen! I bought a friend who loves entertaining this Jenni Kayne Pacific Natural book because she’s offering 20% off sitewide. Shop more of my picks below as well as all of my holiday gift guides here!
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