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Nordstrom Bonus Points Events – Triple Points March 22-26!

It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Triple Points Event will take place March 22-26 across Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom Rack, nordstromrack.com and HauteLook.

No time like the present to purchase at least one item on your wishlist! Here’s mine:
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Soludos Espadrille Slip-On / Bobbi Brown Shimmer Gloss / RayBan Classic Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses / Packable Straw HatMarc by Marc Jacobs New Q Natasha Crossbody Bag in Classic Black / Zoey Pleat A-line Skirt / Michael Kors Chronograph Bradshaw Bracelet Watch / Limited Edition NARS Blush Duo / Kate Spade New York Peephole One-Piece Swimsuit (also love it in stripes!)

If it’s Fyre Boots you’re after, I’d highly recommend their riding boot styles and weatherproof spray. Frye-Boots-Nordstrom

If you’ve never owned a pair of Frye Boots, be warned, they require a bit of breaking in. In the end, so worth it!

I’m tempted by Kiehl’s Skincare Products…although I should only pick one.
Kiehls-at-Nordstrom-Concentrate Do you have a favorite among Midnight Recovery ConcentrateDermatologist Solutions™’ Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, and ‘Clearly Corrective™’ Dark Spot Solution?

If you’re looking for a ‘little’ something, the Kate Spade Slim Portable Charger is a great option. Or, this phone Kate Spade Ice Cream iPhone Case.

Last but not least, I’m really feeling these beachy blue vibes…
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Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses / Belted Print Chiffon Maxi Dress / Kendra Scott – Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace / Kendra Scott Danielle Large Oval Statement EarringsEliza J. Cotton Stipe Shirtdress

Gift Ideas – Nordstrom & Nordstrom.com

I went to Nordstrom last weekend (to try on bridesmaid dresses for my friend Carrie’s wedding — we ♥ the Jenny Yoo ‘Annabelle’ Convertible Tulle Column Dress BTW!) and it confirmed what I thought to be true — stay out of Nordstrom ‘til next year. There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friends. Instead, shop Nordstrom.com in the comfort of your own home.

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I’ve spent WAY to much time on their site today sorting through potential gift picks, so I figured I’d share my top picks (and potentially save you some time!).

This year, they have gift picks sorted by recipient and price, making it easier to dig through their 1,000s of items. Choose from: Gifts for Women / Gifts for Men / Gifts for Juniors / Gifts for Kids / Gifts for Home.

I’ve successfully gotten through ‘Gifts for Women,’ and pulled out some of my favorites:


What’s at the top of your holiday shopping list this year?

Target Black Friday Deals – 2014 Preview

It’s been a tradition of ours to roll into Target during the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday.

Not necessarily because we need anything, but because:
A. Target is the best
B. We enjoy watching people in their pajamas ransacking towers of $2 DVDs

This year, Target is offering Black Friday Deals online all day Thursday, which is perfect, because I’m flying to Seattle for Thanksgiving and will have to forgo my typical 2:00am Target Run.

Whether you plan to hit your nearest Target store, or stay home in your yoga pants, the Black Friday preview on target.com provides all the info you need to pre-plan your shopping:

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You can even create a ‘Quick List’ tagging items to come back to on Black Friday. If any apparel catches your eye, add it to your Quick List, because it will be 40% off!

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Our Women’s Apparel picks include:

And the very best deal of all…
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10% off Target Gift Cards in-store and online from 6:00am – noon Friday only.

Did we mention there’s FREE SHIPPING on every order, too?

Black is the New Black

Because black never goes out of style.

If you’re updating your wardrobe on a budget, invest in the classics (but we’re not talking boring black basics here). Here’s a new take on classic black:

Ladylike with a Modern Twist

Black is the New Black: The JCR Girls
ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT


A Little Bit Edgier

Black is the New Black: The JCR Girls

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT 

Speaking of black… Abercrombie & Fitch has recently lifted their ban on the color black [this Refinery29 article provides the deets].

So the question is: would you shop there again? My immediate answer is NO, NEVER!

But I mean these ponte pants and culottes are pretty on point…

abercrombie-and-fitch-black-clothingPonte Pant Leggings // Culottes


I’ll leave you with some “All Black Everything” street style inspiration:

Street Style On Pinterest ***All Images via Pinterest***


P.S. Don’t miss out on these Columbus Day Sales!

 

XO,

Marty

So Long, Summer. Hello, Fall.

The changing of seasons is always a bittersweet experience. You could say we‘ve got a case of that Summertime Sadness (and we likely have Lana Del Rey playing on Pandora). While we don’t subscribe to the belief that you need to pack the white away after Labor Day, we will be introducing some new fall colors into our wardrobes and retiring some of the spring/summer brights.

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We’re big fans of the Magenta Uber Clutch (right) as it transitions nicely between seasons!

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It’s not fall unless you’ve fallen in love with a new leather handbag, right? We’re partial to these satchel-style bags by GiGi New York. Jocelyn carries the Hayden Satchel, while Martha sports a Stone Pebble Grain Handbag.

GiGi-New-York-2014-Handbags The Hayden Satchel comes with a detachable cross-body strap – perfect for, you know, your hands free Vespa adventures around the city!

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Now we’re feeling fall – New York Fashion Week, we’re ready for ya!

Editor’s Note: Marty is missing out on NYFW and is currently afflicted with a serious case of FOMO.

If you’re not ready (or, let’s be honest, your bank account isn’t ready) for a new fall handbag, try one of these darling accessories instead:

Scouted: Favorite Finds of the Week

1. Flash Tattoos
I’m not even a tattoo person, but how fab are these hyper-realistic jewelry-inspired tats?
Did I just say tats?!

Flash-Tattoos Josephine // Chloe // Lena 

If you’ve never been to Shop Waiting on Martha brace yourself, because you will find so many adorable things that you need in your life. While nothing here is necessarily a “necessity,” a 20% savings should erase that shadow of a doubt.

Use code: SOLONGSUMMER for 20% off everything. Yes, EVERYTHING. Like art prints. Adorable notepads. The cutest dog toys in the history of ever.


Ok, I‘m Hooked
Naturally, we’re head over heels for Tory Burch’s new fall boots.
Happens EVERY TIME.

 

Oh, hello dream boot closet!

 

Oh, and this is going on now – Sept. 1 #Dangerous!
***Enter Code LaborDay14 on TORYBURCH.COM***

 

XO,

Marty

Friday Favorites: August Edition

1. Dainty Gold Jewelry
Featuring the new Catbird for J.Crew line!

2. Cami NYC
Classic, Feminine, Versatile.
Cami NYC gives every woman the perfect staple piece to compliment her wardrobe, while refining her everyday style.

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With so many stylish options – The Racer. The High Top. The Backlace. The Sweetheart. The Scoop. The Classic… it’s hard to pick just one!

[Pro tip: Sign up for their email list to receive 15% off!]

3. ThirdLove
ThirdLove = European-inspired lingerie that is both luxurious and affordable.

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[Pro tip: Get $20 off your first ThirdLove bra using the JCR Girls Invite Code.]


4. Sticky9

I ordered a set of Sticky9 (formerly Stickygram) Instagram magnets for the office last year, and loved them so much I secured another set for home, too. With a new set of spring/summer favorite ‘grams, I thought it was time to add to my collection.
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[Pro Tip: Use code: FRIEND0REH for 15% off your first order! Also — you can now upload photos directly from your computer OR directly from your published instagrams].

XO,

Marty

Red, White & J.Crew

Uncle Sam is all tuckered out, which can only mean one thing…
It was a successful 4th of July weekend!

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Hope you enjoyed it! I had a relaxing weekend at a friend’s cabin on the lake and wore nothing but red, white and blue. Which reminded me… I really love this color combo–it’s surely influenced by my nautical obsession, too!

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So even though the bunting and star-spangled beach towels are no longer necessary, sporting red, white, and blue (at least thru September) is acceptable in my book!

Here are my Red, White & J.Crew picks:

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Arabelle Dress in Silk Chiffon / Jeweled Arrows Necklace / Stripe Leather Passport Case

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J.Crew Factory Stripe Linen-Cotton Sundress / J.Crew Factory Twisted Rope Short
Factory Pleated Stripe Short

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Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell / J.Crew Stretch Matchstick Jean in White
Collection Cashmere Zip-Front Hoodie

 

 Let’s ride this patriotic wave a little bit longer, shall we?

Happy-Fourth-of-July

XO,

Marty

True Life: I’m Obsessed With Office Supplies

I just moved to New York City, and the first store I chose to go to, before anything else, was a paper goods store. I know I sound crazy, but revisiting my enduring, and slightly manic enthusiasm for office supplies made me feel a little more at home amidst the chaos of the city.

If you’re like me, you probably buy new writing utensils not because the old ones have run out, but because they’re exciting, and nowadays, clever and well-designed. As seen below, demonstrating Kate Spade’s ever-famous idioms, these pencils are at the top of my office supply list—and I don’t even write with pencils anymore!

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Kate Spade Pencils

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As strange as it may seem, I purchase planners regularly throughout the yearonly because shops like Kate Spade (+ Saturday) and Sugar Paper keep rolling out new artful ways for me to keep my life organizedwhich, as a ‘Type A’ person, is integral to my sanity. How can I resist? You can even micromanage your weekends with this KS Saturday planner!

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Sugar Paper Calendar

Kate-Spade-Saturday-Planner Kate Spade Saturday Planner

Over-planning my life has also been made easier thanks to Kate Spade and J.Crew who’ve designed notepads just for lists. Long ones, short ones, travel lists, lists about blogs, and even lists for your pet sitter or babysitter. Is it me, or is everyone else ready to toss their spiral notebook collection?

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The Long List Large Notepad

Places-to-Go-NotebookJ.Crew Places to Go

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Kate Spade Dear Babysitter List

Living thousands of miles away from my family has also given me the newfound excuse to purchase lots and lots of playful stationery. Now, if only I could perfect my scribbly cursive that I have dubbed ‘messy-chic’…? What’s more, most of these note sets have me itching to experiment with the art of letterpress.

Stationary-Gift-Sets How the Devil Are You? Card Set / Navy Anchor Note Set / My Post to Yours Note Set /
Hello Darling Stationary Set

Before I sign off, I would like to highlight a few products that I consider office suppliespurely for the fact that they sit on my desk. Another growing collection of mine is water bottles. Who doesn’t want to keep themselves hydrated in style? Ceramic trays for odds and ends are the perfect way to keep your cubicle organized with these charming desk accessories offered by Kate Spade pictured below.

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Kate Spade Bow USB / Expletive Paper Clips / Expletive Bookmarks
J. Crew Water Bottle / Bow Push Pins

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Ceramic Jewelry Tray

The first step to recovery is recognizing the problem, right? Office supply enthusiasts unite!

Until next time,

Lauren-Logo Lauren is a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and has since moved to NYC. She can be found working for a digital advertising agency by day, and online shopping by night. Guilty pleasures include: cats, red lipstick, candles and classic paperbacks.

Looking for Adventure…

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been too busy soaking up the start of summer and adventuring.

Adventuring (verb): To engage in hazardous and exciting activity, especially the exploration of unknown territory. Well, maybe less on the hazardous side, more on the exciting side…

Adeventure #1 was to NYC over Memorial Day to hang with my fellow JCR Girls Jocelyn & Aislinn!

New-York-Trip-Brooklyn We ♥ Brooklyn.

We even went on a mini adventure to J.Crew Bridal!

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From Atlantic to Pacific
Adventure #2: My first trip to Cali followed shortly after.

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I met up with the Love Your Melon Tour in LA to assist with marketing strategy and event promotion. They currently have a team of college students from across the country traveling throughout the US. They’re visiting hospitals dressed as superheroes and personally delivering hats and smiles to children battling cancer! It’s truly inspiring. Learn more about Love Your Melon and check out their line of Buy One, Give One products.

Adventure #3: Enjoying the great outdoors, back in MN.
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Since I’ve been back, I’ve asked some important people some important questions…  Will-You-Be-My-Bridesmaid.jpg

The good news is – they all said YES!
Let the games begin. #mandm2015

*Interested in a Bridesmaid Box tutorial? I’ll write one up if there’s interest! Let me know in the comments below…

XO,
Marty