Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - For The Fellas

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully it's a short week for everyone with the upcoming holiday weekend. I am so very much looking forward to head home and spend some time with these two cuties as well as attend a bridal shower where I will see lots of fabulous women in my life. As we approach the super bowl of shopping also known as Black Friday & Cyber Monday {stay tuned for stylish sales posts}, I wanted to get out a few more gift guides to help inspire you on what to give to your favorite peeps. I don't know about you but the men are always the hardest to shop for. So while clothing is always a great option, I focused a lot on accessories for men that make great stocking stuffers or accompaniments to bigger gifts like this fab duffle coat or this luxurious suit.

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one, two & three - I am loving this masculine set of iPhone accessories. The speaker, back up charger and case in the faux wood finish is perfection.
four - Trunk Club makes shopping for your guy easy breeze with well curated ensembles delivered right to your door by professional stylists.
five - I don't know many guys who love a scented candle but that may change with these masculine fragrances in the plaid pouches and let's face it, they can be sometimes be smelly so they need this.
six - My guys is anxious to get his hands on the new iPad and this sleek case might be the perfect accessory to wrap it in.
seven - Have you ever seen aviators look bad? Me either. I am especially loving on this pair.
eight - Harry's is changing the world of shaving with affordable and top quality products made in Germany. You can order a subscription service right to your door or this cute set to give them a try.
nine - Sometimes you just need to hide & take a nap. This ostrich pillow allows you to do just that.
ten, eleven & twelve - For the iPhone obsessed, these lenses, bike mount & stand are fun accessories for taking a great photo or keeping your phone from getting damaged while riding home.
thirteen - A great little trio of warm accessories for the city dweller.
fourteen - Comfy slippers for cold nights.
fifteen - Playing cards for the gentlemen.
sixteen - Jawbone helps your guy track all his activity in this simple and sleek band.

Check out all my other gift guides here!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cash or Credit - All Black

Baby it's cold outside! Since we relocated to NYC there has been some serious arctic temperatures which has had me on the hunt for some warm outwear. With the help of my girlfriends {and a 30% off sale} getting about a zillion picture messages for their opinions I finally settled on that J.Crew little number below. However, as much as I love a sale I do believe a splurging on outwear is not necessarily a bad idea...come winter in the northeast you will be wearing these coats so much why not sport something you truly love. Have a great weekend everyone!
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cash - puffer // earrings // sweater // jeans // boots
credit - puffer // earrings // sweater // jeans // boots

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - Under $50

Let's face it the holidays can be stressful. I personally get overwhelmed thinking of the perfect gift to give to all my loved ones and putting together these gift guides definitely helps me narrow it down. When you are buying for a lot of people it's important to not break the bank so I put together a little round up fabulous gifts that are well under $50. They are perfect for stockings, friends and family or just a little treat for yourself. Happy Shopping!

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one - This geometric black & white frame would look so cute filled with a black and white photo.
two - SO in love with this chic compact mirror, who wouldn't want to do touch ups with that.
three - This spike & stud ring is perfect for the gal who wants to add a subtle edge to her look.
four - Darling Magazine is not only beautiful to browse but the message of empowering woman as they are is an added bonus.
five - These crystal earrings are the perfect accessory for the holiday & beyond.
six - It's all about me me me me - love this "me" trinket box to hold your little treasures.
seven - I love playing cards with friends, especially when wine is involved.
eight - This beautiful mercury glass candle has been burning in our living room in the "volcano" scent and I can't get enough.
nine - I love everything wishbone & this jewelry holder is no exception.
ten & eleven - I love having a set of gift cards for personal notes to friends & family. I also adore the special added touch of closing them with a monogrammed wax seal.
twelve - Bring on the confetti & decorate your phone for the holidays with this cute tech case.
thirteen - These suede pouches are perfect for use as a clutch or throwing in your purse to keep things organized. I am especially loving the monogram option too!
fourteen - Sometimes the little decor items can be the finishing touch on a space & these little spikey urchins are a perfect pair for a shelf, desk or coffee table.
fifteen - My husband insists on a key chain that doesn't make noise next to the keys & this leather tassel key chain fits the bill perfectly & available in a slew of colors.
sixteen - This striped wine bag is too cute for use over & over again. I would fill it with a nice bottle of vino & you have a great gift under $50. Really excellent for a host or hostess too!
seventeen - The prettiest calendar in all the land.
eighteen - Perfect for the artsy type, this painters palette is fun for serving cheese.
nineteen - These gold cheese knives get a ton of use in my house & are the perfect accompaniment to the above cheese board.

Check out more gift ideas here!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - For The Pets

Yesterday as I finished packing up the car to head to NYC, I stepped in dog poop not once but TWICE and ruined a pair of my favorite flats. Which I dwelled on for my four hour drive to the big apple. As I called to tell my my mom the story, I instead I got my dad on the line who kept things in perspective by telling me "that's hilarious, wait till I tell Khloe & Kaiser". Which I turned into an opportunity to start brainstorming what I am getting those two loves of my life. So whether you are gifting your faithful companion or someone who has a beloved pet, there are tons of amazing presents to give to those furry friends of ours or those who are pet obsessed like moi.
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one - John & I had a pet fish together when we first started dating, it's home was definitely not as chic as this one, maybe we should give it a try again!
two - I may not be a cat fancier but this scratcher is super chic for $50!
three - Calling all hipster dogs...this bone zone hat will help keep those ears warm all winter long!
four - Make travel on the go with your pet a breeze in this cute carrier.
five - Dress up your furry baby with this cute bow tie over the collar.
six - Merry Woofmas to all & to all a good night!
seven - Mac & cheese in the form of a biscuit for pooches and how can you resist those tartan tins.
eight - Travel made easy with these foldable bowls.
nine - What pooch wouldn't want to call this little teepee tent his own for nap time. 
ten - Toys are always appreciated by dogs of all ages and these plaid scotties are no exception.
eleven - A city essential for those people who actually curb their dogs, these little bag wallet's clasp onto the leash so you never forget them.
twelve - Your furry babies kibble will look far more appetizing in this adorable candy colored trio of bowls & canisters.
thirteen - I wish these little puffer jackets came in sizes big enough for bigger dogs, shouldn't they get to look stylish too?

Monday, November 17, 2014

BOS ---> NYC

Morning friends! A quick little announcement today as I am literally on my way out the door. My husband and I will be relocating to NYC for a short period time for a work project. So while Boston is where we plan on making our forever home, I am very much looking forward to the next two months in NYC where we can host friends & family in our temporary apartment. Since we are both from Long Island, the city has always felt a bit of a home away from home for us, yet it's more work then play these days. I hope to play tourist in this large city we very rarely get to take advantage of. In our down time I look forward to visiting museums, trying new restaurants and enjoying the city during the best time of the year. See you in 2015 Boston!

Holiday Gift Guide - For the Host/Hostess

Morning friends...I have been busy pinning away tons of fun gift ideas over here but wanted to start off the holiday season with my annual gift guide series. This time of year is for hosting parties and dinners with your nearest and dearest. So even though Thanksgiving isn't even upon us yet, saving the dates for the slew of holiday festivities is, which means you need to get your gifting game on. Whether the soiree thrower is a guy or a gal, any of the gifts below would be sure to make the recipient feel super appreciated!
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one - I love games, especially ones that keep my family or guests around the dinner table longer. So I adore this idea of bringing elegant little glass vials that read a fortune to each guest.

two - I'll toast to any drink made in this glam shaker.

three - Who wouldn't fancy another on this playful tray?

four - Crack open another brewsky with this adorable pretzel bottle opener.

five - This is my kinda plant, succulent sculptures that are painted and gilded in the cutest geometric planters.

six - Pop, fizz & clink cocktail napkins are a welcomed place to put your drink on.

seven - Tis the season for all things peppermint and this cookie collection is no exception. Instead of bringing a typical store bought dessert, bring along some pretty and tasty cookies that boast the taste of the holidays.

eight - Who knew salt & pepper shakers could be so chic? Love these danish designed grinders available in a bunch of well coordinated colors.

nine - A bottle of vino rarely isn't finished in our home, but if we had leftovers, I would love to top them off with these gold geo bottle stoppers.

ten - I nearly died when I read this little pebble dish was replicated from a stone picked on my beloved Shelter Island {love when our little community is getting noticed}. I love that it can be used for food or trinkets & I adore the ability to mix the metal finishes together.

eleven - Is there anything better then olive oil and bread, I think not. Especially served in this cute little serving set and coordinating dishes.

twelve - I am seriously smitten with these festive bubbly bottles. I may need to order a case & gift to every house party I attend.

thirteen - J.Crew has added some very cool home items and this star cutting board is definitely one of them.

fourteen - Sometimes you just need your drink to go and it doesn't get cuter then this "break the ice" Kate Spade tumbler.

fifteen - Give your guests a stylish holiday guest towel set  for display in their home.

sixteen - Who doesn't love a candle burning during the holiday season? Gift them with some chic matches and you have yourself a stellar gift. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stylish Sales

Happy weekend friends! I have recently read in an article that this year the retailers are offering their black Friday sales earlier this year which means you can start saving way before the holiday rush. I put together a little round up of this weekends sales for your convenience. Happy Shopping!

Friends & Family is happening over at Ann Taylor with 40% off with code FRIENDS40

Friends & Family is also happening over at the affordable sister brand Loft with code SHAREIT.

Banana Republic is also offering 40% off thru 11/15 with code BRFORTY.

J.Crew is offering 25% off with code SHOPNOW, offering savings to dress the whole family.

Finally, as mentioned earlier this week, Friends & Family is going on at Bloomingdales with code HOLIDAY giving you 20% savings. I stocked up on this fabulous sweater in a few classic colors and  already have been wearing a ton this week as the temps drop. 


When philanthropy and fashion come together you truly get something that you can feel good about treating yourself to. Good's that do good has been a topic on this blog several times with items that support all different causes. Today I thought as the holiday season quickly approaches, sharing the beautiful campaign for the Feed Project would be appropriate. Created in 2007 by Lauren Bush Lauren, the companies mission is to provide meals through the sales of products that are made with fair labor regulations, by artisans and natural fabrics. Each item sports a number on the design letting you know how many meals your purchase provided for someone less fortunate. They recently launched their holiday products and a very beautiful campaign called "come together" featuring very beautiful photos of celebrities modeling the products. Take a look below and give a gift this year that gives back! Also check out the very stylish collaboration that they did with West Elm that feeds hungry families here in the USA.

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all items in the above round up can be found here

***Please note - any sales made through this post & the West Elm collaboration will be donated to the Feed Project***

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pajama Party

Morning friends! I don't know about you but come the cooler weather, I look forward to lazy weekends in where you stay in pajamas all day, order in food and watch movies...ahhh, bliss. Life is so busy these days that it's nice to make plans to do absolutely nothing and what is better then doing nada in a brand new pair of pajamas. I personally love asking santa for these come the holidays but I may just have to treat myself to one of the lovely little sets below. The first grey look is already in my sleepwear rotation and is a total steal with the sale going on right now!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fringe Benefits

Hey sorry for the late post, blogging from NYC this week and the internet access at our hotel has been quite the challenge. Let's just say I am having flashbacks to this and have lost my my mind quite a few times since Monday trying to put together blog posts. Any who, walking around NYC has been quite inspirational for content. The women here are oh so fashionable and have me spotting tons of on point trends. Fringe is a big one that I first noticed it on the street style muse Olivia Palermo at NYFW this past September. She basically kills it overtime with incorporating trends without being over the top. So while I have yet to try this look out for myself {I keep seeing this movie in my mind when I think of wearing a fringe outfit}, I am definitely loving it on others. A little round up on some stylish fringe looks are below, as always at all different price points!

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sandals {more sizes & colors here} // gloves // skirt // wrap {can you believe this is only $50!} // ring {25% off} // sweater {also love this tank, not shown} // booties {under $100 & more colors available} // tote {obsessed - reminds me of a modern version of this one from one of my favorite movies} // dress {perfect for dancing the night away or double duty for a chic flapper costume} // necklace // clutch // belt {wear over this skirt or this dress}

Did you fabulous people see there is a sale going on over at J.Crew with a ton of new arrivals? Save 25% off with code SHOPNOW or 30% off if your a card holder with code CARDTREAT. I definitely will be starting my Christmas shopping with theses awesome savings!