Holiday Gift Guide: Must Have Jewelry

Astro Ring // Grey Tassel Earrings // Karma Necklace // Triangle Bracelet // Parisian Tassel Earrings // Crystal Stud Earrings // The It Bracelet // Nail Bracelet

Happy Sunday!

We got our first snow of the season last night, and it did not disappoint! It looks like an absolute winter wonderland outside, and the weather is gorgeous. I’ve created my newest holiday gift guide for the girl that loves to accessorize- with jewelry! You can never have too much in my opinion, and these pieces from The Songbird Collection do not disappoint! I’ve rounded up the must-have pieces to take your holiday (and every day outfits) to the next level!

Some of my favorites:

Astro Ring // This gorgeous ring is statement making with fierce, yet chic geometric shapes on a thin, delicate band studded intricately with tiny cubic zirconia. This ring is perfect for dressing up any outfit, and offers the perfect amount of glam for the holidays!

Parisian Tassel Earrings // Be the picture of Parisian charm and grace in these long, graceful chandelier earrings. These Parisian Tassel Earrings feature an intricate, woven pattern with rhinestone and bead accents.  The long, flowy tassel is a romantic muted pink, and the perfect finish to a simple, little black dress, or jeans and a chic top.

Karma Necklace // What goes around, comes around! This eternally classic simple necklace falls in the perfect place, and serves as a daily reminder to channel positivity. This is the perfect layering piece, but can also stand alone!

Nail Bracelet // This gorgeous bracelet is a play on the designer version, without the expensive price tag! I absolutely love it, and wear mine every day. It’s beautiful by itself, or stacked with other bracelets, and makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

What are your favorite, go-to jewelry pieces for the holiday season?

 

Winter Style with Forever21 + Express

I hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend! I’m just about done with all of my holiday shopping, and on time for once. Next up: decorating the house and wrapping all of my gifts! 

This look is courtesy of Forever21 and Express, and is super easy to put together. I live in cardigans, especially cozy ones like this longline waffle weave that also comes in several colors. Cardigans are versatile, and easy to throw on, so for someone like myself who is always on the go, they are the perfect layering piece, and are absolutely a closet staple. Right now , you can score this longline cardigan from Forever21 for only $17, on sale from $25! ANDDD if you use code BOGOFREE, you can get buy one get one on ALL sale items, NO EXCLUSIONS! Such a steal!!  (I just bought another one in the burgundy color!)

I also adore this double layer satin cami from Express…I have it in four colors. They still have a lot of colors/sizes in stock even after Cyber Monday, so make sure you check it out ASAP….they won’t last! They’re definitely a wardrobe must-have.

Have you scored any great deals for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below! And be sure to check back soon, my next holiday gift guide will be up on the blog. You can also check the prior ones here and here.

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Half-Zip Pullover // Tie & Sock Set // UGG Slippers // Leather Wallet // Beard Kit // Bose Speaker // Original Grain Rosewood Watch // Cocktail Carry On Kit // YSL L’Homme Cologne

Alright ladies, it’s crunch time! December first is on Friday, and I cannot believe where the time went!! This year has been an absolute whirlwind, and it’s definitely been tough to keep up. Usually, I wait until the week before Christmas to finish all my holiday shopping, but this year I’ve finally gotten a head start, and only have a couple more things to purchase! For those of you with men in your life that can be difficult to shop for, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite picks to make shopping a little easier, or at least jumpstart some ideas for you!

Half-Zip Pullover // For a cashmere pullover, this sweater is super cheap, coming in under $60! It’s super soft and will help keep him nice and warm. Cashmere-softened cotton yarns are knit into a handsome half-zip pullover tailored with a little extra room through the chest and body to leave just enough space for layering, and it comes in 8 colors!

Leather Wallet // My husband (and most men I know) is notorious for not replacing items once they have started to kick the bucket. He would carry the same worn out wallet forever if I didn’t replace it for him! This real leather wallet makes a great stocking stuffer, and is under $130! I’ve also linked cheaper options here, and here.

Original Grain Rosewood Watch // I am obsessed with this watch!! I LOVE the rosewood mixed with silver- it’s so classic and elegant, and perfect for work or going out. ALSO, for every watch purchased they plant one tree with Trees For The Future – Senegal which helps families, alleviates hunger and reducing poverty. For more on that please click here. This is definitely on D’s list this year!

Cocktail Carry On Kit // This is something that I know several people on my list would enjoy, especially for travelling during the holiday. The kit is TSA friendly, and provides enough ingredients for at least two cocktails. It’s perfect for the traveler that would love a drink on the plane, and not the price tag that comes with it! You do have to supply your own nips, however, since Amazon vendors cannot sell alcohol without a liquor license. You can buy several different cocktail kits including: Old-Fashioned, Gin and Tonic, Bloody Mary, the Moscow Mule, and more!

Another item I highly recommend that’s not on this list: Google home. We just bought the Google home mini for Black Friday, and I am completely obsessed already! It’s so helpful, and so fun to play around with! You can sync it up with your phone and music playlists, and ask it to play songs for you (I’ve already gone crazy with the holiday music), read you the news or the weather, ask it jokes & questions, and so much more! It’s also small and inconspicuous, so it’s easy to hide. If anyone wants me to do a post on this, please let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Cyber Monday Deals of 2017

Coat // Necklace // Hat // Ring // Slippers // Crossbody // Perfume // Sweater // Fleece Pullover

Good morning everyone and happy Cyber Monday!! I have to say that these are some of the best Cyber Monday deals I’ve seen yet- it’s so crazy! Many stores are offering 25% to 50% off and free shipping for Cyber Monday, so get all your shopping done before the deals are over!

Abercrombie & Fitch // 50% off entire  store + free shipping
Amazon // Up to 40% off fashion, up to 60%on electronics
Ann Taylor // 50% off everything + free shipping with code BESTMONDAY
Anthropologie // 20% off full priced items + free shipping on orders of $100+
ASOS // 30% off everything with code EPIC30
Banana Republic // 50% off everything, no exclusions
Baublebar // 35% off everything with code CYBER35
Bergdorf Goodman // Up to 40% off on men and women’s designer items
Bloomingdales // Take 25% off a large selection of items for a total savings of up to 60%
Chicwish // 15% off orders over $70 with code CBM15
Express // 20% off full priced items + free shipping on orders of $100+
Forever21 // Up to 80% off + additional 21% off and free shipping with code CYBER21
GAP // 50% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER
Goodnight Macaroon // 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2017
H&M // 30% off everything, no exclusions
J. Crew // 40% off your purchase + extra 10% off + free shipping with code SHOPFAST
J. Crew Factory // 60% off everything + extra 50% off clearance with code CYBER
Kate Spade // 30% off full-priced items + 40% off sale items with code MOREJOY
Kendra Scott // 20% off everything with code YELLOW20 + free shipping
Loft // 50% off everything + free shipping with code CLICK
Love Always // 30% off everything with code SPARKLE
Macy’s // Take an extra 20% off with code CYBER
Madewell // 25% off with code GOODMOOD
Neiman Marcus // Earn up to a$750 gift card with code GC4YOU
Nordstrom // Extra 20% off selected sale items
Old Navy // 50% off your entire purchase, no code needed
Pottery Barn // Daily deals up to 50% off
Revolve // Extra 20% off final sale + up to 75% off new markdowns
Sephora // New beauty launches + receive a holiday sample bag with code METIME
Shopbop // Up to 75% off sale items, up to 30% off full priced items with code MORE17
Sole Society // 30% off everything sitewide
Tory Burch // 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS (some exclusions apply)
ULTA // $10 off a qualifying purchase of $50 or more with code CYBERMON17 + free shipping on all orders over $35

Happy Shopping!!

5 Thanksgiving Approved Outfits

Happy Monday, everyone!! Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away (I still can’t believe how fast it came!), I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of different outfit ideas for Turkey Day. A lot of these items are still available; however, you probably have similar pieces in your closet that you can mix and match to create these easy looks!

( I just realized I am wearing my fave OTK boots in every single one of these photos, haha! I can’t help it, they’re super comfortable, flattering, and go with everything!)

You can easily shop all of my looks from the Shop My Looks tab at the top of the page! I am soooo excited for Thanksgiving this year. It is one of my favorite holidays, and we are blessed enough to be close by to both sides of the family, so we are able to celebrate holidays with everyone. But what makes this year so special is that my cousin, who was deployed, will also be joining us. It’s also D and I’s first Thanksgiving as husband and wife, and we are looking forward to making even more memories together.

 

New holiday gift guide will be up on Wednesday!

 

Classic Camel + Black for Fall

Happy Thursday/Friday eve!

I wanted to share this classic camel and black combo that’s SO easy to recreate! I grabbed this adorable, cowl neck sweater from Kohl’s on sale last season, and paired it with my favorite jeans and black over the knee boots for a casual but chic look. This would also be a perfect outfit to wear for Thanksgiving, which I can’t believe is only a week away!! The weather here has been horrible lately, so I’m hoping it clears up in time to enjoy some football with the family outdoors 🙂

Similar sweater here and here // Jeans // OTK Boots // 

You can also shop my look here!

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Homebody

Robe // Socks // Pompom Beanies // Coffee Mug // Ugg Slippers // Snow Leopard Pillow // Initial Necklace // Diptyque Candle Trio // Pajamas // Pompom Throw // Philosophy Soap Set

Now that it’s getting chillier out and the holidays are fast approaching, I’m so excited to bring you my FIRST gift guide of the season! Every week on the blog, I’ll be sharing some gift ideas for the different people in your life. I’ve put together this cozy gift guide with Nordstrom that’s perfect for staying warm this season, and for those of us who prefer to snuggle up at home with a warm mug of hot cocoa. Here are a few highlights from this guide that have my 100% recommendation:

Pompom Beanie // These beanies are so soft and SO warm! They are on my personal Christmas list this year (I love the lavender and the white colors!) and would also make a really good stocking stuffer for your sister, your friends, or even yourself!

Diptyque Candle Trio // These candles are a bit on the pricey side ($100 for the set) but I cannot stress enough how amazing they smell! They are one of my favorite candle brands and make the entire space smell incredible without being overpowering. This year’s set features three of their most popular scents, and makes a really good gift for almost anyone. My sister in law would definitely love these for her home!

UGG Slippers // These slippers are also on my personal list this year. I have owned only one pair of UGG slippers previously, and I had them for a good 8 years. They are pricey but very high quality, super comfy and warm. Plus, I love the adorable pompom and bow details! These are perfect to wear around the house and keeps your entire foot (even ankles) warm. I actually prefer them to the regular slide version. And bonus: the soles are just as thick as normal UGG boots, so you can wear these outside if you don’t have time to swap your shoes!

Pompom Throw // I am OBSESSED with throw blankets, and this one is no exception. The last time I counted how many I own, I came up with 7. SEVEN. But what can I say? They’re perfect for snuggling up when it gets cold, to share or keep to yourself, and they’re also perfect to have around when you have guests visiting the house. They make nice, easy gifts for any of the women on your list, and the pompom details are suuuper cute! I’m hoping one of my friends gets me one this year 😉

That’s it for my cozy gift guide! If you guys have any requests for specific gift guides, shoot me an email or let me know in the comments!

Oversize Knit Cardigan + OTK Boots

What happened to fall?? It felt like it went straight from summer to winter in New England this year. I’m upset not only by the lack of foliage, but the fact that it went from 70 degree weather two weeks ago to the 30s here! Don’t let these photos fool you either- it was only 20 degrees out, and right after I was finished, it started pouring!

This is one of my favorite go-to looks in the fall. This cardigan is so chunky and cozy, and over the knee boots take this look to the next level (it would also be super cute paired with booties). I’ve been living in these jeans and satin cami all season, and I’m not sorry to say that they’re here to stay! You can find the cami here. I have it in maroon, black, and lilac, and I’ve been thinking about snagging it in grey before it sells out. You can also find my cardigan here (the white is sold out, but it comes in 2 other colors), and a similar one here. This is also a perfect outfit to wear for Thanksgiving, but there will be a separate post on that soon, so stay tuned!

*Sorry for the grainy look on some of these photos. We just got a new camera and are still learning the ropes, haha!

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Collaboration with ThredUp: Part 1

Today, I wanted to share with you this great new company I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to work with! ThredUp is an online consignment company that I’ve been hearing a lot about lately. It is the easiest way to shop and sell high-quality, secondhand clothes (many brand new with the tags still on!) They have almost every brand you can think of, including designer, with up to 90% off each item. I love to shop online, so the convenience is a bonus for me, but the prices definitely have me hooked!

I was very excited when ThredUp approached me and asked me to try them out. I spent a lot of time browsing their amazing selection of products (seriously guys, there’s a TON) and ended up purchasing a classic black skirt from J. Crew, and a super flattering shirt dress from Banana Republic, both brand new.

One of my absolute favorite facts about ThredUp -aside from the amazing deals!- is that they care about their impact on the world. By recycling clothes, ThredUp is helping to leave the planet sustainable for the next generation by saving on water, reusing items, and donating to important causes.

All of the items sold on ThredUp are triple checked for flaws to make sure you are purchasing the best quality item available, and everything is guaranteed 100% satisfaction.

Here’s some fun facts to enjoy as well!

  • ThredUp actually originated as a men’s shirt swap company in Massachusetts
  • They started accepting women’s handbags in 2013 and have since sold more than 300,000 of them!
  • In 2015, someone sent them a children’s spaceship costume. It now hangs on display in the customer service breakroom
  • By choosing to upcycle clothing rather than buying brand new, they have helped saved over 10 billion gallons of water- that’s equal to 15,784 Olympic-size swimming pools. That’s incredible, and something I definitely support!
  • This year, they opened their very first store fronts in Texas and California; let’s hope they come back to Boston!

And for all of you amazing readers out there, ThredUp was generous enough to offer a promo for me to share with you! From now through March of 2018, you can use the code JCREW50 to get 50% off of any order of J Crew brand merchandise up to $50 off!

Part 2 of this post featuring the adorable dress I got from Banana Republic will be up soon!

Here are some links to get started! 🙂

Skirts // Dresses // J Crew // Banana Republic

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Mad About Plaid + Apple Picking at Tougas Farm

  D and I spent the whole day at Tougas Farm picking apples, drinking cider, and eating apple cider donuts. The weather was beautiful, it wasn’t crowded, and it was an overall perfect day. We finished up our day picking out pumpkins for our front porch from a little stand down the road, and stopped at the market to pick up these beautiful flowers. The plaid poncho I am wearing is from Nordstrom, and it’s only $39! It’s a one size fits all and  found it a little big on me, but it’s super comfy and goes with anything. Right now it only comes in the white and black one that I am wearing, but hopefully they’ll stock other colors soon! As always, you can shop my look, now with our NEW link at the top of the page where it says ‘Shop my looks.’

Anyone have plans for this weekend?