Mini Sale Roundup!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything + Free shipping with the code THANKS
Kate Spade New York: Save up to 75% + $5 Ground Shipping in the US and $10 in Canada
Lands' End: Get 40% off select categories each day + 30% off the remainder of your order ends November 30
Madewell: 25% off sitewide through November 30 with the code GIFTON
Rebecca Taylor: Save 30% on sale items through November 30
Stella and Dot: 25% off all sale items through November 30
Theory: 40% off select merchandise 
Tibi: Additional 20% off sale items through November 28 with code BLACKFRIDAY14
Nike: Extra 25% off clearance through December 2
Express: 50% off everything through November 28
Calvin Klein: Save 30% with code CKHOLIDAY30 (only November 25)
C.Wonder: 30% off sitewide through November 25
Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off sitewide through November 30

Happy Saving!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Touchstone Crystal giveaway!

Your Guide to Surviving Winter

Well the first Nor'easter of the season is on its way. It's time to break out the snow boots and parkas! Here are some of my personal picks this year. Don't worry, I didn't forget about the little dogs in your life. People make fun of me for putting jackets on my dog. They think because she looks like a little husky she is warm but she's so small that she does get cold pretty easily so I have to dress her when we take our daily walks in the winter. I hope everybody stays warm and cozy!

How To Add Sparkle to Your Holidays with Touchstone Crystal + Giveaway

Sunday, November 23, 2014

If you know anything about me know this, if it sparkles I love it. I recently discovered Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski and it was love at first sight. Touchstone Crystal is Swarovski's direct selling jewelry division, a fun social shopping direct sales business where consultants can earn a substantial income, and discounts by hosting Touchstone Crystal events. You can learn more about that here. The best part? It's really affordable. A lot of items are under $50 and all of their jewels feature either Swarovski Elements or Swarovski Zirconia!

I've put together a little mini holiday gift guide to add some sparkle to your holiday season. You can shop these jewels online here.

I am also giving away ONE pair of their best selling Melrose Earrings as pictured above because everybody deserves to sparkle. (They are the ones I'm wearing and in the larger picture directly above.) I will be checking to make sure you have followed the rules of the giveaway before selecting a winner. The winner will be selected on December 5. Good luck!

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This was a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

The Art of the Holiday Card

Friday, November 21, 2014

I believe that there is a certain etiquette when it comes to sending out your holiday cards. You should (for the most part) send them to the same people every year. If someone always get a card from you and then suddenly they don't they will wonder what happened and why they didn't get one. I don't send out a ton of holiday cards, I try to keep it to my best friends and people I know I won't see between when I send them out and January 1. Also, I believe they should go out after Thanksgiving. Similar to how I don't like to play Christmas music or change my fall decorations until after Thanksgiving, I don't send out my holiday cards until at least the day after. Be sure to hand sign your card, even when sending out a pre-printed one. The second thing you should handwrite is your return address on all the envelopes/cards. It just adds a special warm touch that you can't get with the pre-printed return labels. Other than that, get creative and just be sincere.

When it comes to design I tend to take a more simple but elegant approach. I love the designs of the holiday photo cards from Minted. The designs are clean, simple, and modern. They have so many different options to choose from and they are offering 15% off and free recipient addressing until Tuesday 11/25 with the code HAPPYHOL15! I love the little details they offer like festive envelope liners and customizable options to add your personal touch to each and every card they offer.

Some other cards I love:

This was a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Winterizing Your Nails

Thursday, November 20, 2014

For those of you who don't know I am a nut about my nails. I can't go more than two days without polish on them and I don't believe in chipped polish. With winter comes colder, dryer air and this takes a toll on your hands and nails so you have to take a little extra care. Julep reached out to me to share some tips for winterizing your hand and nail care routine. I love Julep's polishes because all their polishes are "5-free and vegan friendly" in other words they do not contain formaldehyde, resin, tolune, DBP, camphor, animal ingredients, or byproducts.

Some additional tips from me:
  • Wear gloves! When you're going to be outside for a long period of time protect your hands from air with gloves. Also, wear gloves when you're washing all those extra holiday dishes to prevent excessive drying from the water and soap.
  • Apply hand moisturizer after every time you wash your hands. I love the Julep Rock Star Hand Creme. I keep it in my purse so I have it with me wherever I go. 
  • Keep polish on your nails, even if it's just a nail strengthener. I don't know if it's just me but I tend to make much better care of my nails when they're painted. Part of the reason I always keep polish on my fingernails is it's extra motivation to keep my hands looking lovely. Once it chips I start picking at it and my fingers and it's just a huge mess. The second you have a nail that chips TAKE THE POLISH OFF and redo it. Chipped nails actually make me cringe. 
  • As I always say, drink plenty of water. It is essential for the health and beauty of every single part of your body.
  • Carry a nail care kit with you at all times. I have a pouch in my purse with a nail file, buffer, nail polish remover, cotton balls, Q-tips, moisturizer, and clear polish. That way you're ready at all times!

Check out some of Julep's amazing trending winter colors. Which one is your favorite?

You can shop Julep's nail polish here and learn about becoming a Maven here. When you are a Maven you can get a monthly box of nail polish, makeup, or a mix of the two. You also get a discounted Maven price throughout the Julep store.

On my nails in this post: Julep Winter

Gifting With Lilly

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Who doesn't love to get or gift Lilly Pulitzer during the holiday season. I put together some of the things on my radar for gifting. A lot of them are under $50 and some are even under $20. I love these little ways to bring some of the happiness of Lilly into your life everyday even when you're not rocking a Lilly dress or Elsa top. 

What is your favorite way to gift Lilly?

Emerald Leopard for the Holidays

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Dress: Loft Shoes: White Mountain Shoes c/o

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