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December 15, 2020

50 of the Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Her 2020

Hey Friends - Happy Tuesday! In today's post, I'm sharing some of the best gift ideas that every lady you're shopping for will absolutely love. From my favorite perfumes to cozy pajama sets and face mask accessories, I rounded up several thoughtful gifts for women—no matter your budget. Check out my top picks below for over 50 gift ideas that will steal the show this holiday.  Let me know what you think in the comments.




GIFTS UNDER $10

GIFTS UNDER $25

GIFTS UNDER $50

GIFTS UNDER $100

GIFTS UNDER $500

December 07, 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for the Home

Happy Monday Friends! With less than 20 days until Christmas, it's time to start finalizing your holiday shopping and start wrapping up some presents.  As I mentioned previously, I'm a little behind with my gift guides this year, but I'm determined to get a few more out for you all just in case you're still looking for ideas.

Today's gift guide is all about the best items for the home. Due to the pandemic, 2020 has reinforced the importance of our homes and how they are connected to our emotional and mental well-being.  Most of us spent some time time this year making sure that our homes were more comfortable & cozy than ever before.  So naturally, finding a unique gift to update your space is just what we all need.  Today, I rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas that's perfect for any home. Check them out in the graphic below along with a few other amazing gift ideas. 




November 28, 2020

The Best Dresses to Cozy Up In This Fall & Winter


Outfit Details: Sweater Dress; Earrings; Necklace; Shoes (linked similar)

I can't believe that winter is just around the corner. As the days continue to get shorter and the temperatures to continue to drop, I never feel inspired to leave the house or to dress up and look cute.  But I know that's not how the real world works. Eventually we all have to leave our homes and dress according to the weather in our areas.  The only thing I like about about cooler temperatures is that I have the chance to wear all of my warm weather pieces like this cute sweater, this cardigan, this turtleneck sweater dress and this coat

During the cooler months I always tend to grab a lot more knit pieces to add to my closet.  Finding a really good sweater to wear with jeans and leggings is easy and somewhat expected during the winter season.  But finding the right dress to wear might be a little more tricky.  I have a small selection of sweater dresses that are perfect if I want to keep my look casual or dress things up a bit. What I love about wearing a sweater dress is that is combines the best of both worlds - it's a dress for when you need an effortless look and it also keeps you warm.

Right now Nordstrom has a great selection of dresses for the fall and winter season and I found several of them that I think that you may love too. Check out 15 of my favorite sweater dresses below from Nordstrom and let me know which one is your favorite.

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

November 27, 2020

The Best of Black Friday Sales 2020

Booties (linked similar); Purse (linked similar); Bracelet and Earrings


Happy Friday Friends! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! Black Friday is officially in full swing, which means it's the perfect time to shop for some of the best deals this holiday season.  If you're planning on shopping, then check out my round up below of some of the biggest sales going on right now.

Here's a quick highlight from a few of my favorites - SPANX is currently 20% off site-wide. This is a great time to grab a pair of faux leather leggings for yourself or a gift.  I wear them pretty regularly during the fall and winter season. QUAY Sunglasses are currently BOGO site-wide - the Ever After and the Jezabell are two of my favorite pairs. And J.CREW is having an insane sale right now with 50% off your purchase.  I've already added a few items to my cart like these bow pumps, this velvet-trimmed tunic & this sparkle cardigan.

Scroll down to check out the rest of the deals are below.  Happy Shopping!

Click any retailer below and it will take you directly to their site! (deals will be updated daily)

CLOTHING & SHOES

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH // 40% off entire store! No Code
AMERICAN EAGLE / AERIE // 40% off and free shipping! Also get cozy gifts for $24.99No Code
ANN TAYLOR // 50% off your purchase. Code: BLACKFRIDAY
ANTHROPOLOGIE // 30% off everything and free shipping over $50. No Code
ASOS // Save up to 70% off almost everything. No Code.
BACKCOUNTRY // Save up to 60% off select items (here). No Code
BANANA REPUBLIC // 50% off everything & an extra 10% off for cardholders. Code: BRC10
BODEN // 30% off womenswear plus free shipping on orders over $49. Code: N7X7 
DSW // Save 30% off almost everything. Code: BFSAVINGS  
EXPRESS // 50% off everything & free shipping. No Code
GAP // 50% off everything and an extra 10% for cardholders. Code: GAPFRIDAY
GOODNIGHT MACAROON // Save 40% off. Code: BLACK40
H&M // 30% off everything. No Code
J.CREW // 50% off your purchase and 60% off sale styles. Code: FRIDAY
J.CREW FACTORY // 60% - 70% off your purchase. Code: GIFTY
LOFT // 50% off your purchase and free shipping. Code: BESTWEEK
MACY'S //  Save up to 65% off select sale styles. No Code
MADEWELL // Save up to 50% off your purchase. Code: VERYMERRY
NORDSTROM //  Up to 50% off Black Friday sales. No Code
NORDSTROM RACK // Extra 40% off clearance and free shipping. No Code
OLD NAVY // Save 50% off your purchase. No Code
SHOPBOP // Save 20% off your order of $200+. Code: SHOP20
SPANX // Save 20% off everything and free shipping. No Code  


BEAUTY

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD // Save 30% off entire site and free shipping! Code: BF2020
ELEMIS // Save 35% when you spend $125. Code: SURPRISE  
TARTE // Save 30% sitewide. Code: CYBER  
TULA // Save 25% off sitewide. Code: BF25  

HANDBAGS

KATE SPADE // 50% off everything + free shipping (some exclusions apply). Code: TGIBDF
REBECCA MINKOFF // Save 30% off your purchase of $150+. Code: TAKE30 
TORY BURCH // Save 30% off when you spend $250+ & free shipping. Code: THANKS


JEWELRY

BAUBLE BAR // 25% off everything. Code: BB25
KENDRA SCOTT // Save 30% off sitewide and 25% off fine jewelry. No Code 
THE STYLED COLLECTION // So many awesome Black Friday deals. No Code
VICTORIA EMERSON // Buy One, Get One Free. No Code


HOME, FURNITURE & ELECTRONICS

AMAZON // Lots of Black Friday deals here. No Code  
SERENA & LILY // Save 20% off everything and Free Shipping. Code: TOGETHER  
TARGET // All Black Friday Deals listed here.
WALMART // So many awesome Black Friday deals. No Code  
WORLD MARKET // Save up to 40% off select Black Friday Deals and 10% off curbside orders.

November 23, 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for Men

Happy Monday Friends! I can't believe that Black Friday is just around the corner.  Now is the best time to start thinking about what to buy for all of your family and friends this holiday season.  I'm a little behind with my gift guides this year, but I'm slowly cranking them out over the next few weeks. Today, I rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas for the man in your life. I started off here because I know that shopping for your dad, husband/boyfriend, brother or even just your guy friend can be hard. Especially when they don't tell you what they want. Hopefully you will find something on this list that will work for your special guy in your life.  Check out 22 of my favorites in the graphic below along with a few other amazing gift ideas. 


ROW 1: Braun Series 9 Rechargeable Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Foil Shaver; Leather Money Clip; Tile Pro - 2 Pack; Apple AirPod Pro




November 08, 2020

Moody Picks: The Sephora Holiday Savings Event

The Sephora's Holiday Beauty Insider Sale has been going strong for over a week now and it finally ends tomorrow!  So if you haven't shopped the sale yet, then don't delay.  This is the best time to restock some of your favorite items or try our something new.  And it's also a great time to start checking off some names on your Christmas list. 

In order to take advantage of the sale, you need to be a member of the Sephora Beauty Insider community. All you have to do is fill out the form and SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE to get all of the perks. As a Beauty Insider you'll get points for free products, free samples and you'll get exclusive discounts during sales like the Holiday Savings Event.  

SEPHORA SALE DETAILS: The sale officially started on Friday, 10/30 and runs through to Monday, 11/09 with the code: HOLIDAYFUN

Here's the sale breakdown:

ROUGE MEMBERS - Rouge member will receive 20% off their purchase from 10/30 to 11/09

VIB MEMBERS - VIB members will receive 15% off their purchase from 11/03 to 11/09

BEAUTY INSIDER - Insider members will receive 10% off their purchase from 11/05 to 11/09

I'm a little behind this year with shopping the sale this year, mostly because I don't need to buy much.  I'm just restocking a few of my favorite items and I'll share them below along with a quick list of my favorite beauty buys and top sellers that might be worth checking out.

Have you shopped the Sephora sale yet or do you plan to buy anything during the sale? If you shop the sale, tag me in your stories.  I would love to see what you get.




WHAT I'M BUYING
This time around I picked up the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration SerumDrunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ AHA + BHA Mask Mini & the Fenty Beauty Two Lil Stunnas Mini Longwear Fluid Lip Color Duo.

October 09, 2020

Amazon Styling Session - Cardigans and Sweaters

Happy Friday! I'm sharing a few of my favorite sweaters from yesterday's Amazon styling session. I originally ordered a bunch of sweaters to share with you all, but I'm still waiting for them to arrive.  So in the meantime, I'm sharing a few sweaters that I've owned for a little while and love wearing them.  Most of these are cardigans and I added a pullover sweater at the end.  These are perfect for layering during the fall season and can easily change up the look to any outfit.  

If you didn't know already, I have an Amazon Storefront where you can always find all of my favorite picks that I have either purchased or that I'm thinking about purchasing from Amazon.  Anyways, let's check out a few of my favorite sweaters!

Cute and stylish knit sweater.  I'm wearing a small here and it's more of a fitted look.  If I wanted to close the cardigan and snap all of the the buttons, then I would probably need go up one size to a medium. 
This would look great over a white tee shirt and regular jeans or leggings.   
STYLED: Tiger Tee (sold out - similar here, here and here) / Distressed Rockstar Jeans (old - similar here) / Feather Flats (limited sizes - similar here)

This lightweight colorblock sweater is perfect for the fall season.  This sweater comes in several color and pairs perfectly with other outfits.  The cardigan is comfortable and soft against the skin which is great.  This fits true to size - I'm wearing a small here. 
STYLED: Swing Tank (similar here and here) / Skinny Jeans (similar here and here) / Booties (sold out - similar here)

This open-front cardigan is perfect for layering.  It's a little oversized, so you will need to size down.  It a lightweight sweater which is perfect if you live in a warm state.  It's not as soft as I would have liked, but I love the look of it for the price. 
STYLED: Vote Tee / Skinny Jeans (similar here and here) / Booties (sold out - similar here)


This fuzzy leopard cardigan is so cuddly and soft.  I grabbed this one recently and I love it. Easy to add to just about any outfit.  This sweater is little oversized, but fits true to size.  I'm wearing a small here.
STYLED: Sweatshirt Dress / Booties (similar here and here)


I'm so impressed with how soft this sweater feels and the fit is just perfect - it has a batwing sleeve which I love.  It's a little oversized and long enough to wear with leggings.  I'm wearing a small here. And it comes in about 24 additional colors. 
STYLED: Live In Leggings / Booties (similar here and here)





September 26, 2020

Amazon Try On Session and Home Finds

Today I'm sharing a few favorite finds from my Amazon try-on session I posted in my stories this afternoon. I have a few fashion pieces that will be great to wear around the home while we are still working our way through COVID-19.  And I've also added some of my favorite home finds that have been very helpful to over the last 6 months. I even included a few of my favorite plant accessories that help me keep my plants alive and vibrant.  

If you didn't know already, I have an Amazon Storefront where you can always find all of my favorite picks that I have either purchased or that I'm thinking about purchasing.  Anyways, let's get started!

I've been looking for a striped sweater similar to this one for a while now, so needless to say I was pretty happy saw this online. This sweater is extremely soft and fits true to size.  I'm wearing a small here and I think it fits me perfectly.  I just paired it up with these similar jeans and leopard flats.

This is one of my favorite go-to styles for the fall season.  You can easily dress it up with the right jewelry pieces and booties or heels.  Or you can dress it down with some cute white sneakers. This dress also comes in a shorter option in case you don't want to wear a midi dress.  This dress runs true to size and I'm wearing a medium here. I styled this one with these earrings, this necklace and similar booties.

This sweater is great alternative to all of the expensive sweater jackets that we normally see at most retailers.  This one is $35 and it comes in about six colors.  It a little oversized, so you will need to size down at least one size. I'm wearing an extra small here and I ordered oatmeal color. Styled with the boho midi dress from above and an old hat from Nordstrom.  I linked a similar one here from Amazon.

These are hands down the most comfortable joggers that I own.  I can't believe how buttery soft they are and the waistband doesn't irritate my stomach either. These pants have just the right amount of stretch so they aren't see thru if you bend over.  These run true to size and I ordered the heather dark charcoal.  I styled it with this striped tee (similar here) and my Miller sandals to run my errands for the day. 

Next up are a few of my favorite home items that I use on a regular basis.  
  • Back and Neck Massager: This back massager has been one of my favorites especially on days I have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders. This one also heats up to help ease my tight muscles. This would make for a perfect holiday gift for men or women.
  • Milk Frother: I use this milk frother every day for my coffee and I'm never looking back.  This little gadget whips up the perfect froth and heats up the milk to just the right temperature. 
  • Portable Phone Charger: The best thing about this charger is that the cables are already attached to the base. I never have to worry about bringing additional cords with me to charge my phone.
  • Magnetic Measuring Spoons: This magnetic gadget solved the mystery of the missing measuring spoons and got rid of that silly ring to hold them together. I also love that the spoons also fits inside most containers and it stacks together so conveniently.

Next up are a few of my favorite plant accessories that I use to keep my plants vibrant and healthy. These little gadgets will be helpful to any plant mom out there. 
  • Plant Mister: This cute and affordable plant mister gets the job done and looks good while doing it.  I just use the mister to add extra moisture to my plants each day and they seem to really like it. 
  • Soil Meter: This meter does exactly what it says.  I use this mostly to measure the water levels in some of my larger pots and planters. Time and time again, this gadget has saved me from overwatering my plants and potentially killing them.
  • Cool Mist Humidifier: Humidifiers add just the right amount of moisture or humidity to the air to help conserve the plant's moisture by lowering the evaporation rate.  I wanted something small to keep near my plants and this one worked perfectly for me. 
  • Watering Can: This watering can is just the right size for me and my plants. I love the look of this can and how durable it is.  It comes in this beautiful emerald green, a ruby red and a sapphire blue color too. This can is only $10 which is a bonus. 
  • Owl Planter: I love checking out Amazon's selection of planters and pots, so when I saw this one I had to get it. I've picked up a few other favorites earlier this year like this, this and this.




September 12, 2020

The Inside Scoop on the Lilly Online Sale - Sept. 2020



Happy Saturday Friends! I'm so excited that the Lilly Online Sale is almost here.  l hope that this post will serve as a resource for you while you navigate the upcoming sale.  I'm so honored that the Lilly Pulitzer team asked me and a few other influencers to share this exclusive news with you all again. And it's because of you that I'm able to share this exciting announcement, so thank you very much for all of your support. Now here are a few tips to help you shop the sale:

What is the Lilly Online Sale?

The Lilly Online Sale is the same thing as the After Party Sale (APS) that we are all familiar with over the past several years. Lilly Pulitzer changed the name from the After Party Sale because this sale will be ONLINE ONLY.  Due to COVID-19, Lilly Pulitzer is following the CDC guidelines regarding safety, since it isn't feasible to the stores to accommodate the large crowds that the sale usually generates.  

This sale is a semi-annual event where Lilly Pulitzer places items on major discount, usually 30% - 50% off their original price tags! Hundreds of items are included in the sale, but inventory sells out very quickly. If you're looking for dresses for you next special occasion, a cute top to wear in the  office or work from home, or even loungewear or workout clothes, then the Lilly Online Sale is the best time to grab all things Lilly Pulitzer!

When is the Lilly Online Sale?
The Lilly Online Sale begins Monday, September 14th around 8:00 am (ish) EST and will run through 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, September 15th. 

Be sure to bookmark the Lilly Pulitzer website now, so you're ready to shop bright and early on September 14th.

How to get ready for the Lilly Online Sale?
Be sure to have a Lilly Pulitzer account set up and make sure that your shipping, billing, payment information is correct.   If you don't have one yet, then head over to the website now to create an account.  If you set up your account ahead of time, then you'll save a ton of checkout time and increase your chances of getting everything in your cart.

How to shop the Lilly Online Sale?
Once the sale gets started and you enter the Lilly Pulitzer site, you are automatically placed in the virtual line. No matter how high your number is, please DO NOT REFRESH your browser. You will loose your place in line and will be moved to the very back of the line. I also wanted to let you know that you can only check out once during that session. After you check out, then you’re placed back at the end of the line. 

Quick Tip: If you’re desperately looking for a certain item, then try using multiple devices - phone, tablet and laptop.  You can also ask your friends/family/husband to get in on the fun to help you.

Will styles and sizes get restocked?
The short answer is NO! Once an item sell out, it is usually gone for the remainder of the sale. However, you can try calling signature Lilly stores and Lilly retail stores to see if they will ship the items to your home. You can also check out a few other retailers for price matching options like Zappos, 6pm.com, Nordstrom and Amazon.

Quick Tip: Be sure to check the Lilly website a few times during the sale, because Lilly is going to release 2nd capsule on Tuesday, September 15th.

A Few Other Helpful Tips:

Set a Budget - Be smart and set a budget for the sale. It's easy to get caught up with all of the fun pieces when the sale goes live.  However, unlike many other sales this one is FINAL.  So be sure to pay attention to how much you want to spend and how much you can spend. There is no reason to go into debt or rack up your credit card bills for this sale.

Make a Wish List - I think that creating a wish list is helpful because it helps you stay on track with your spending.  This time around, I'm only looking for a few items - this dress, these leggings and this top. Once I get those in my cart, then I may look at some accessories as gift ideas for the holidays. 

Know Your SizesSince I wear Lilly a lot I don't worry too much about sizing when I order online. Certain items do run a little big and that's when I rely on the review from other customers! For reference, I’m typically a S or M in tops and a size 6 or 8 in dresses at Lilly. If you’re unsure about your size, then you can review the size chart HERE! Also note that if you purchase something that doesn't fit, you can try to resell it to other Lilly lovers on Lilly Facebook groups, Poshmark or eBay. 

At the end of the day, just remember that it's just clothes and there will always be another sale.  So don't worry if you miss out on this one. If you are shopping the sale, then be sure to wake up early, grab a cup of caffeine, take a deep breath and have fun!!!

Want a Sneak Peek?
Anyways, here are a few of the top styles that will go live on Monday, September 14th! I can't wait to see all of the goodies early Monday morning!  What are some pieces that you're hoping to see go on sale?


Chrisella Stretch Midi Shirtdress

Dakota Button Down Top 


Nevie Off-The-Shoulder Top

Blaire Fit And Flare Stretch Dress


5" Ocean View Short

Athea Tassel Sweater


Mirella Maxi Dress

Gianni Skort Romper


Gabby Stretch Shift Dress

Jane Shift Dress


Mareena Maxi Dress

Kristen Flounce Dress






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