Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas in Boston

Every year the day after Thanksgiving I helped my mom decorate our home for the Christmas holiday. She always wanted the house decked as soon as possible which is a trait that was most definitely passed down to me. Since the weekend after Thanksgiving meant the egg retrieval for my second round of IVF, I enlisted the help of Boston Pollen for the garland, centerpiece and wreath as well as Winston's for our tree. It was the perfect pick me up to have the house looking festive when I got home. I put together a few of my favorite corners of the apartment that I added a touch of holiday decor. It honestly makes me never want to leave the house, it feels so cozy inside. Oh & our holiday card at the bottom that we shot while on Nantucket for the Christmas Stroll. 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - For The Fellas

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Got a guy who likes to take care of himself with products, look no further then this luxurious skincare set & dopp kit to store it all in. 

I am dying to get my guy in a moto jacket. I love the soft leather look of this one & the quilted look of this one which is also a great deal. 

Got yourself an outdoorsy fella? Patagonia makes the best of the best gear. I love this puffer and this backpack and this hat for all his adventures. 

Calling all cocktail connoisseur's. This bourbon of the month kit is sure to be a hit, but if that is not his bag, there certainly is something for him on this foodie site

If your favorite guy is anything like mine, he will love a drone. DJI makes the best ones and this version was one of my husbands favorites. 

Bought my husband these shoes earlier this year & he loves how comfortable they are. 

I love the look of this digital camera with it's vintage style and modern technology. 

I gave my husband these slippers for our trip to upstate NY and they were a fast favorite. Make the gift a perfect pair and give it with some pajamas

Your guy into music? How about a retro record player and or luxury head phones

Shinola does it again with this timeless watch and iPhone case

A Burberry wallet in a classic plaid that is a luxurious gift but not screaming it's brand. 

Classic aviators for timeless style.

A hat, gloves & scarf set to stay warm in.

A easy breezy roller suitcase for the guy on the go. 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Spa Day In A Box

When it comes to gift giving, I always like to shop for others with things I personally like to use. So when it came time to put together a gift for a friend this holiday season that was going through a stressful time I knew I wanted to go for a relaxation theme and gift items that would allow a spa day at home. Delicious smelling products in a dreamy salt air scent, bath salts for sore body, an aromatic candle for ambience and some cozy pajamas to get comfy in post bath. I just adore gifting a themed gift box, whether it be happy hour in a box, a date night in or breakfast in's easy to put together something special for someone to indulge in at home.  Short on time?! Check out these gift box services who will wrap them up pretty for you herehere & here

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - For The Ladies

When I started this blog five years ago my husband teased me that I was solely writing about things that I wanted, he called it my endless shopping wish list. While I told him that wasn't true since I often write about things I wish I was adventurous enough to wear or had the bod to pull off. However today I would be happy to admit that I would be pretty pleased if any of these gifts made their way down the chimney at my house this Christmas. 

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These fun faux fur pom key chains will help make finding your keys at the bottom of your bag a lot more cute. 

These earrings are a much more wallet friendly version of the famous les bon bons.

This little bag haunts me. I see it everywhere in every color but the red is fitting for the season. 

A cozy plaid poncho for wrapping up in. 

This adjustable length bracelet is a favorite of mine with it's ease to put on solo. 

A pretty lace top in black or white would look beautiful on your gal for new years. 

We love having Shinola here in Boston. This double wrap watch is one to want

These slightly distressed denim with the very on trend step hem is a must in a gal's wardrobe.  Found a great look a like with extended sizes here

A chic floppy hat in a neutral color goes with everything. More options here

Don't know what fragrance she loves, well this sampler set will definitely fit the bill. I can attest to the fact that they all smell incredible. I also love these little guys for travel

A classic silk dress that will never go out of style is a perfect gift to give with a promise of night out on the town. 

This faux fur jacket looks like the real deal with zero guilt, it also has the yummiest sweatshirt liner that makes this coat extra comfy. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - For The Littles

One of my favorite gift guides to compose is that for the kiddos in our life. I have always enjoyed shopping for my nieces and even though they aren't so little anymore I still hope to through in an element of surprise with their gifts. There literally is something for everyone here, from babies to toddlers to big kids. Happy Shopping!

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Holiday pajamas are a big gift in our house. I love these ones for boys and these for girls.

Got a little in the big apple? How cute is this coffee cup toy? I also love this NYC block {other cities available here}.

This would have been right up my ally as a kid, a jewelry kit filled with beads to get creative with.

These adorable animal speakers are so cute for a kids room. I think the panda is my favorite.

Who doesn't love a great big coloring book? Especially with scented markers. This colored pencil set is also adorable.

This colorful dome tent is the perfect kid hangout. I am pretty sure I would have hid in there all day with all my toys when I was younger.

I had to include a drone. This one is perfect for the littles to get used to a flying object.

I wish this sweatshirt came in my size. Definitely need.

This ride on scooter converts to a kick scooter as your little grows.

This jacket & doll combo is sweet beyond words.

I am obsessed with these superhero capes for kiddos. Good god they are adorable. Check them all out here. 

These Jellycat plush dolls are soft & stylish. The ostrich is my favorite but really they are all cute.

Star Wars bedding for the science fiction addicts.

A bright microscope for the kiddos interested in science. {cheaper version here}

Saw that this dragon was on the hot toy list so scoop it up before its gone!

Got a reader on your hands? This set of the classics is a great way to start a library.

This mouse in a matchbox is too cute for words. Don't get me started on the cigar box set with the mom & dad.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Cash or Credit

Happy Monday friends! I know getting back into the work cycle after a long week really bites but I also hope you are all starting to take advantage of the incredible sales online. I put together a little outfit inspiration for a look for less that I like to call cash or credit. I just love the color combination of this army green with the pink faux fur hood. I was so thrilled to find it at two very different price points. The best part, most of the outfit below is marked down even further for all the cyber Monday sales. Happy Shopping!
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cash - jacket // sweater // bag // flats // denim
credit - jacket // sweater // bag // flats // denim


Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sales

Hi friends, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I am late to the game today as my guests just left but wanted to put together my annual list of sales, coupon codes and deals of all the incredible Black Friday sales. I just picked up this sweater for myself - oops. Oh & my favorite flats are seriously reduced here, I am kicking myself for paying full price. Happy Shopping!

Abercrombie & Fitch - Entire Store 50% Off {Online Only}
American Eagle - 40% off
Ann Taylor  - 50% off Sitewide and In Store 
Anthropologie - 30% off sitewide
ASOS - 30% off sitewide 
Bailey44 - 40% off sitewide 
Banana Republic - 50% off 5 regular-priced items sitewide
Barneys New York - 40% off sitewide
BaubleBar - 30% off purchases 
Bergdorf Goodman - 40% off sitewide
BirchBox - Sales starting at 10% off
Bloomingdale’s - Extra 25% off a large selection of items sitewide
Boden - 30% off + free shipping and returns
Coach - 30% Off select styles
Express - 50% off everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping 
Francesca’s - 30% off sitewide
GiGi New York - Receive a gift card up to 35% of your purchase PLUS a personalized leather case
Gorjana - 30% off curated category
Hollister Co. - Entire Store 50% Off Sitewide and In Store 

J.Crew40% off sitewide {collection excluded}

LOFT - 40% off Sitwide
Lulu Frost - 25% off sitewide and 20% off fine jewelry

Madewell25% off sitewide

Nordstrom - Take an extra 20% off selected sale items
Serena and Lily - 25% off sitewide
Shopbop - Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off
Steve Madden - 30% off + 30% off clearance
Tommy Hilfiger - 50% Off Sitewide
Tory Burch - 30% off any purchase of $250+
 Urban Outfitters - Buy one get one 50% Off ALL apparel

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Etsy Love - Christmas Gift Wrap

Last year I chose to wrap my gifts above with the beautiful calligraphy paper from The Hive Studio, a lovely little calligraphy shop on Etsy. While I am still totally enamored with the above look and plan on using up all the extra paper we have again this year, I have been on the hunt for some additional gift wrap option from Etsy sellers. A few of my favorites are below. 

I am absolutely obsessed with this colorful chinoiserie paper that literally covers your packages with beautiful art. 

more of the beautiful Hive Studio work 

simple typography paper is modern and clean 

skip the traditional colors and opt for this ho ho ho paper

What is black, white & red all over? A Newspaper! haha. For some reason that joke from childhood has stayed far too long in my memory & when I saw this cute paper with holiday doodles and words of the season I knew it was one to share. 

dancing deer with a pretty vintage quality on the prettiest palette

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - For the Host & Hostess

I know it's hard to think about gift guides before Thanksgiving has graced us but the truth is the holiday season is upon us. As we start receiving invitations to festive parties you will quickly realize how nice it is to have something on hand to gift the host or hostess. The best part is that everything is under $60! So instead of gifting the usual bottle of wine {ideas below on how to even jazz that up} why not give something a little extra to the person who so thoughtfully put together an evening to create special memories. 

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Kate Spade is undoubtedly the queen of quirkiness and her holiday line of goods for the kitchen is so adorable. I love this trio of oven mitts and this apron and recipe book also are great additions. 

Sugar Paper killed it again with their line with Target. I absolutely love this planner and pen set for helping keeping a busy host/hostess organized. 

Bringing a dessert to a party this year? Why not bring it on a beautiful cake stand for pretty displaying. Love this red Le Creuset but also love these other options too

A candle is a trusty gift for any occasion. I love giving them in a festive scent that matches the time of year we are in. There is also a great selection of seasonal scents here

Wrap a pretty ribbon around this plaid throw and your gift is ready to give. 

Who doesn't love a puzzle, a fun gift for the family to do together especially one that when completed turns into something pretty. 

Have a host/hostess who loves to cook. I adore gifts that are sets. Why not give them the gift of breakfast with the most adorable pancake moldsmix, and delicious syrup and petite pitcher

Something monogrammed had to make the list. Adore these gilded mugs and the candy stirrers are the perfect partner to gift a pretty duo. 

Some of my favorite housewarming gifts have been books to enjoy. I think this celebrate everything would be a big hit for anyone who likes to host. I personally enjoyed this one & this one too. 

Dying over these marble cutting boards & coasters. They are so gorgeous & feminine. Who wouldn't want them?!

Finally embellish you wine gift with a fun holiday label or wine tote to make your gift little extra special. 

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Thank you

Before heading back to normal programming {holiday gift guides coming right up} I wanted to write a big warm heartfelt thank you to everyone who reached out regarding my post on our journey to hopefully become parents. While I wish that there wasn't so many woman facing the struggle of starting, growing or deciding if they want a family all together, the truth is that we all have a similar situation in common and the lesson learned is that we are certainly not alone. I was wonderfully overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, love and understanding that came my way after sharing our story. To everyone who emailed me and trusted me with their own story, to the friends who texted that they are cheering for us. To the gals who offered to send books that helped them, recommendations on doctors in the area. To the woman who shared their success stories of IVF and shared photos of their smiling babies. I am so grateful for each & everyone of you. I fully understand why we don't discuss such things. It's soooo damn depressing and sad but the truth is we are all bursting at the seams wanting to talk about what we are going through. Bottling up all those feelings inside of us is just is too much to bear on our own. I am very aware my story isn't tragic. I wish I didn't know women who have had to deal with more severe situations then us but I do. Those are the women who inspired me to share my feelings. They encouraged me to start a conversation and I hope to keep that one going through our journey. Thank you everyone for all the thoughtful and encouraging words. The emails, the calls and the texts, I woke up the next day to so much love. I am so grateful to be supported by so many incredible women. Oh & to the few fellas that reached out, you are awesome too. We are now off to round two of our IVF journey. I'll be occasionally be updating our process as things happen for us to keep our story going. I am also here for anyone who wants to talk, please feel free to reach out to me at anytime. xo. 
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