Gift Guide: $25 and Under

Now that I’ve finally accepted that it is, in fact, December (didn’t it kind of sneak up on us out of nowhere?!) – I can finally officially start my gift shopping. Even if you are on a budget, you can still check everyone off your list and show all of your friends and family just how special they are to you with these gifts that are $25 and under!

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Cyber Monday Sale Roundup

Okay, I don’t want to be dramatic but coming back to work after being off for a full week is the HARDEST THING EVER. Thankfully, I woke up to lots of emails about amazing sales to help me get up on the right side of the bed. I’m four cups of coffee into this day and rounding up the sales you should shop now (there’s a lot of them).

Clothing and Accessories

Shopbop: Today is the last day to Buy More, Save More! Get up to 25% off your entire order with code GOBIG16.

Nordstrom: Extra 20% off select sale items – check out everything that is included here!

J. Crew: You have about 10 hours left to take advantage of J. Crew’s best sale ever…40% off your entire purchase. Use code MONDAY.

J. Crew Factory: 60. %. Off. Everything. WHAT! Plus, (yes, there’s more) an additional 40% off clearance and free shipping! Use code HAPPYSALE!

Loft: Code CYBERMONDAY gets you 50% off everything AND $15 sweaters.

Ann Taylor: 50% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER50!

Tory Burch: Use code THANKS to receive 30% off and shop the Cyber Monday exclusive Mini Bag.

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off of your order when you use code WIRED.

Urban Outfitters: $50 off orders of $150 OR $15 off orders of $75. Discount is automatically applied at checkout!

Anthropologie: Use code STACKS for a bunch of different offers – 30% off sale items, 20% off full priced items + free shipping on orders of $150 or more with code. Phew!

Beauty

Sephora: Shop spring first! Get the most anticipated items that won’t be out until spring, today!

Ulta: $10 off qualifying purchases of $50 or more and lots and lots of other deals that can be found here!

Bumble & Bumble: This really NEVER happens. 20% off site-wide. YAS! Oh, and free shipping on orders of $40 or more. No code required.

Glossier: The best (and only) sale of the year. Use code  stock up on these amazing products while they are in stock and 20% off (discount is automatically applied at checkout)!

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Framebridge: 20% off all black frame styles (this is one of my new favorite companies, they make framing your pictures so easy and affordable)! Use code BLACK20.

West Elm: TONS of deals site-wide, up to 50% off!

CB2: 15% off your full-priced order + free shipping on orders of $29 or more. Use code SAVE15.

Pottery Barn: Again, TONS of deals site-wide with up to 50% off!

Crate & Barrel: 15% off full-priced purchases + free shipping (no minimum)! Use code SAVE15.

Alright, that’s all for now. If I get another surge of energy after coffee #5 I’ll be back to share more!

PS – Don’t forget to share your purchases with us in the comments below.

 

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Black Friday Sale Roundup: Home

Been waiting for a good deal on that don’t NEED but really really want super soft blanket? Need to stock up on decorations to add a little more of the holiday spirit to your place? Well, you came to the right place. In addition to our other Black Friday Sale Roundups (for clothing and beauty) we’ve gathered up the best sales for home items as well:

Crate & Barrel: 15% off full-priced purchases with code SAVE15.

Pottery Barn: Lots of Black Friday deals to be found (save up to 50% off). I’ve personally got my eye on a faux fur throw (30% off)!

All of Williams Sonoma‘s Black Friday deals can be found here. Nespresso machines for 30% off, stemware sets starting at just $19.95, and up to 50% off William Sonoma cookware…I’d say there are some pretty good deals to scoop up.

CB2: Use code SAVE15 to receive 15% off of your full-priced purchase. CB2 is the perfect place to pick up unique items to add a little personality to your home – this pig bookend set is sure to start some convos next time you have guests over!

West Elm: Buy More, Save More! Receive up to 30% off of your purchase with code MOREISMORE. There are even some Black Friday Bonuses at 40% off!

And…don’t forget to check out the home sections at Nordstrom and Anthro!

Have you made any Black Friday purchases? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Black Friday Sale Roundup: Beauty

Now that we’ve gotten a good number of the clothing-centric sales out of the way, it’s time to stock up on all of your favorite beauty products. These items rarely go on sale so there’s no better time to fill your cart up – AND there are so many things that could be perfect as stocking stuffers!

Sephora: Black Friday Beauty Sets – starting at just $10! Seriously guys, you can’t pass these up: Nest Perfume Trio for $12, Origins Cult Faves 4-pack for $18, and Drybar Dry Shampoo Duo for $30..just to name a few! Hurry before these all get scooped up!

Ulta: You can find all of Ulta’s Black Friday Beauty Busters here (BareMinerals and Tarte beauty kits for under $20, 20% off Clarisonic holiday sets…) but hurry they are selling out fast!

Glossier: This is their only sale of the year! 20% off everything + free shipping! Some of the products I’m a little (read: really) obsessed with include: boy brow, Generation G lip color, milk jelly cleanser, haloscope…okay let’s just say I’m obsessed with pretty much everything!

Happy shopping – stay tuned for more shopping guides throughout the day!

PS- Check out our Black Friday Sale Roundup for all things fashion that we posted earlier today!

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Black Friday Sale Roundup

Black Friday is here! Wake up from that food coma and take advantage of the amazing deals retailers are offering. The best part – you can shop of all of these sales online and not even leave your couch!

J. Crew: You still have time to take advantage of the best sale EVER. Use code HOLIDAY to receive 40% off of your purchase. I spy with my little eye…lots of perfect items for gifting (be sure to check out the full gift guides for all the ladies and gents in your life for even more gifting inspo)!

Loft: 50% off everything. Yep, every. single. thing. It doesn’t get more amazing than that. Use code FRIYAY to take advantage of this awesome sale.

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Anthropologie: Use code LETSGO to get 30% off your entire purchase. Quick side note – rounding all of these sales up for you all is really hard because they are SO AMAZING and now I want to buy EVERYTHING. Okay moving on…..if there was any store that could persuade me to wear a velvet jumpsuit, it would be Anthro.

Gap: TGIF50. Nope, I didn’t type that wrong, that is the code that will get you 50% off site wide at Gap. Personally, I’m a huge fan of their denim and lounging gear *insert thumbs up emoji here*. They’ve even developed “gift kits” – selecting a group of perfect together items so it really takes all of the work out of it for you!

Nordstrom: Through Sunday, receive an additional 20% off select sale items. Check everything out here because there is too much great stuff to just pick a few items to show you!

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Shopbop: Buy More, Save More…use code GOBIG16 to save up to 25% off your purchase. This applies to ALL full-price and sale items so kind of impossible to pass up, right?

Banana Republic: 50% off five full priced items (NO exclusions!). Use code BRFIVE. Banana is really stepping up their game lately and you’re guaranteed to find some gifts for the super stylish folks in your life (check out the gift guides for her and him) and maybe a few pieces for your own holiday wardrobe, too!

The sales really are never ending today and we’re going to keep sharing them with you…after we have some coffee.

Stay tuned for posts throughout the day featuring more sales (beauty, home, tech…aka everything you’ll need to get all the names checked off that list of yours)!

 

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Dear Santa… Holiday Gift Ideas 2016

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What do you want for Christmas?
Ummm… IDK…

Sound familiar? Have a point of view already! There are tons of fantastic options out there, and you don’t want errands (mall returns) for Christmas, do you? Instead, opt for items you actually want and will use. Some food for thought below!

Cashmere Wrap

This oversize cashmere wrap (currently 40% off!) is perfect for traveling – keeping you chic and cozy as you jet off for business or pleasure. Comes in five color options (I honestly can’t choose, they are all so versatile!). Here’s another very similar option to consider: Fringe Cashmere Wrap.

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They smell amazing. And, when you’re done with ‘em, they make super trendy pencil cups, tiny vases, or vessels to store your Q-tips. #recycling.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
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The hair dryer of the future will *only* set you (or Santa) back $400.

Hunter Wellies


If you’ve had your eyes on Hunter Original High Gloss Boots, you’ll be happy to hear there are new color options in stock! I have the Original Black Gloss, but Graphite Gloss, Dark Slate, and Military Red are oh-so-tempting, too. Also think the short Sperry ‘Saltwater’ Waterproof Rain Boots are cute-as-can-be.

La Mer


Confession: I’ve never owned any La Mer products, but from the rave reviews, I trust they’re onto something. While definitely a splurge, take advantage of holiday offers and gift sets.

Le Creuset


All I need is one of everything, and we’ll probably have the next Julia Child on our hands. Probably.

M. Gemi Shoes



I’ve never owned a pair of M. Gemi shoes, but something tells me they’re magic. Enjoy $50 off every pair until Monday!

Sail to Sable Dresses
I mean, how hard is it to pick just one?

Now that we’ve hopefully inspired your “gift-to-self” or “Dear Santa…” list, what else should we consider gifting this season? Share your favorite gift items in the comments below!

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Trend to Try: Velvet

As soon as my hunt for a good deal on a flight home begins, so does the search for the perfect Christmas day outfit. This year, I have not yet had any luck with the former, but the latter was solved quite easily when I began seeing velvet pieces everywhere (LOFT has an amazing selection and with 40% of EVERYTHING right now, you can’t pass up trying this trend out!).

To shop our favorite velvet pieces just click the plus sign icon in the images!

Let’s all agree that pink velvet shoes need to become a staple item in all of our closets…

What will you be wearing for the holidays this year? Share in the comments below!
XO
J

 

PS: Be sure to check out these sales….

J. Crew’s biggest sale EVER! Take 40% off your entire purchase. WHAAAT!

Buy More, Save More (up to 25% off) at Shopbop

Up to 40% off at Neiman Marcus 

25% off sitewide at Rebecca Minkoff

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Time to Get Bundled Up

Over the past couple of months, New York has offered up the most confusing weather I think I’ve ever experienced. I’ve gone from nights of layering up for bed praying my radiator turns on to cranking my AC the next day. This also entails switching up my wardrobe daily – kind of annoying. BUT…we’ve had about three days of chilly weather (the longest stretch so far!) so I think it might officially be time to bundle up! If you’re a longtime reader of the blog you know I’m extremely fond of the cold temps. Blame it on my Midwestern roots, but I can’t resist a good winter coat and think outfits are better when multiple layers are involved.

I can’t wait to share all of my favorite cold weather pieces over the next couple of weeks but let’s start with the pieces everyone will see the most – coats, hats, scarves, gloves..basically all of the best things about winter. Also, because I’m already in the holiday spirit of giving, all of the items below are ON SALE. Like..major sale (40% off at J. Crew for example. Yeah, I wasn’t lying!).

And okay – I know the holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but why not also score a good deal on gifts for those friends and family members?! Check out the sale roundup below featuring all of the great deals you can get during the days leading up to the infamous Black Friday:

J. Crew: 40% off your purchase when you use code HOLIDAY.

Shopbop: Buy more, save more! Use code GOBIG16 to get up to 25% off.

Loft: Use code THANKS to receive 40% off site-wide.

Baublebar: 30% off on holiday collection and gift sets with code HOLIDAY30.

Tory Burch: The event of the season…use code THANKS to save 25% when you spend $250 or more.

Gap: 40% off EVERYTHING with code GIFTTIME.

Madewell: Use code THATSALE and you’ll get 25% off your entire purchase!

Nordstrom: Don’t wait until Black Friday to save…check out early savings offers (no code needed!)

Happy shopping!
XO
J

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J.Crew Review: December 2016 Style Guide

It’s good, you guys. Really good. 
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Makes me want to head to Canada and max out my credit card on all the necessary gear — including, but not limited to:

1. MARLED ITALIAN WOOL BLEND TURTLENECK SWEATER

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2. RIBBED TURTLENECK IN ITALIAN CASHMERE
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3. NORDIC PARKA
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4. BLACK WATCH EXCURSION QUILTED VEST

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Also comes in Dark Poppy, Bleached Sand, Emerald Pool, Navy, Black. Which one would you wear the most?

5. BELTED ZIP TRENCH COAT IN WOOL MELTON
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Also comes in several other fun and festive colors.

6. ICON TRENCH COAT IN WOOL-CASHMERE

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7. TOGGLE CAPE IN WOOL CASHMERE
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8. COZY TROUSER SOCKS IN FAIR ISLE
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*Shown front + center!

9. SADIE POM-POM ANKLE-STRAP FLATS IN TARTAN
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How perfect for the holidays, right? Act fast – sizes are selling out quickly!

10. RIBBED HAT WITH FAUX-FUR POM-POM

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And for holiday party attire… JCrew-Holiday-2016-Party-Attire

 FLOUNCE SILK DRESS IN WOLFSTOOTH /  LACE DRESS WITH POCKETS / SILK TWILL PANT IN WOLFSTOOTH

This isn’t all about you. You know that, right? Start making a list of gifts for the women in your life. We’re fond of the following gifts in shades that suit the season!

Gift Ideas

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From L to R: SIGNET BAG IN ITALIAN LEATHERSTADIUM-CLOTH COCOON COATKNIT NIGHTSHIRT IN POLKA DOT / CASHMERE-LINED LEATHER TECH GLOVES

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Top Gifts for Women (Under $50!)

Ready or not, it’s that time of year again, folks! To make things a little less stressful, we’ve rounded up a series of gifts for your consideration. First up, Gifts for Women – Under $50.

1. Capri Blue Candles – find tons of options at Anthropologie!

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Some faves: Iridescent Jar Candle / Marbled Glass Candle / Burnished Metal (with soapstone lids!) and these darling Succulent Candles.

2. Glossier gifts are sure to please, and they don’t break the bank!
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Pair the Glossier Terry Headband with one of their cleansing masks – the detoxifying Mega Greens Galaxy Pack or Mousturizing Moon Mask. I’d also highly recommend Generation G Matte Lipstick (my favorite shades are Jam and Zip) and ‘The Supers’ concentrated serums. Pick up Super Bounce for softer skin and Super Glow, for an even skin tone. Add Priming Moisturizer before adding makeup! Save 20% on your first Glossier purchase by shopping with this link.

3. Save big with seasonal makeup kits.
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Like the Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara & Eyeshadow Palette and the Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip & Eye Palette.

4. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottles come in a variety of fun finishes, including:

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Angel Food / Glitter Smokey Eye / Palm Beach
Waikiki / X Gray Malin Deer Valley / Sparkling Champagne

5. Turkish Towels – Love these multi-purpose towels. Great for laying out on the beach or as a swimsuit coverup. Also makes a great shawl / oversized scarf. Can also be used as a traditional hand or body towel or fun home decor accent. The Linum Home Textiles line at Nordstrom is a personal favorite.
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Designs include: Herringbone Striped Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Luxe Herringbone’ Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Sea Waves’ Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Seaside Fun’ Turkish Pestemal Towel.
Turkish-Towel-Nordstrom  There’s also a darling baby version by Little Giraffe

6. When it comes to accessories, I’ve got my eye on these Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelets (talk about an arm party!).
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and this Tonal Stripe Foldover Clutch
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Love both black and stone. You won’t believe the price!

7. I’ve been seeing plenty of chic winter hats out already, including:

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Estes Park Beanie / Chatham Pom Beanie / Hinge Knit Pom Pom BeanieRibbed Faux-Fur Pom Pom Beanie by Calvin Klein, and the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company Pom Pom Tuque. Act quick, these always seem to sell out right away.

8. Gotta love rifle paper Rifle Paper Co!

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Our picks for Holiday 2016?
Jardin De Paris Notebook / Paradise 2017 Calendar / Market List Pad / Maps Desk Calendar

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And these gorgeous new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases. Top off the gift with beautiful floral wrapping paper.

What are your go-to “Under $50″ gifts to give?

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