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Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under

Looking for gift ideas that won’t break the bank? Here’s a roundup of our favorite finds under $50 from Baublebar, Nordstrom, Sephora & Shopbop!

BAUBLEBAR
Baublebar-Gift-Ideas
Pave Arc Pendant – $34.00 // Back Me Up Mobile Charger by Ban.do – $30.00
Stila Sparking Rose Gift Set – $50.00 

NORDSTROM
Kendra-Scott-Alex-Drop-Earrings-Moon-Jade Kendra Scott ‘Alex’ Drop Earrings Maroon Jade – $44.00

 

Voluspa-Candles-Nordstrom VOLUSPA Candles – $8.00 – $50.00

 

SEPHORA
Urban-Decay-Naked-Pallette-Sephora
Urban Decay Naked Palette1 / 2 / 3

 

SHOPBOP
CWonder-Gift-Ideas

Buffalo Check Cheese Knives – $38.00  // Stag Bottle Stopper – $24.00
Bubbles Champagne Flute Glasses – $38.00 – C. Wonder

 

Kate-Spade-Glitter-Stud-Earrings
Small Square Stud Earrings – $38.00 – Kate Spade New York

 

Thanks for checking out our Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under.
Stay tuned for more guides in the coming weeks. XO!

Francesca Joy + York Design Co. *Giveaway Alert*

Did you hear? We’ve teamed up with Elise from Francesca Joy to bring you an exciting giveaway! Elise is an extremely talented designer and entrepreneur – read all about her business in our recent interview, “Current Obsessions: Francesca Joy.” Enter to win two of our all-time favorite Francesca Joy designs:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Elise sells hand painted canvas totes on her etsy shop, FrancescaJoyTotes. These custom totes feature a variety of colorful prints. Here are a few of our faves:

Roy Destination Compass Medium Tote
Francesca-Joy-Roy-Destination-Compass-Medium-Tote

Bali Honeymoon Toile Tote
Francesca-Joy-Bali-Honeymoon-Toile-Tote

Palm Beach Breakers Bag
Francesca-Joy-Palm-Beach-Breakers-Bag

Keith Richards Coral Medium Tote
Francesca-Joy-Coral-Red-Tote

Charleston, SC Scene Tote
Francesca-Joy-Charleston-SC-Scene-Tote  

Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Blues Tote
Francesca-Joy-Cherry-Blossom-Blues-Tote-Etsy

Connect with Francesca Joy on Social: Facebook / TwitterPinterest / Instagram

Elise also designs needlepoint bracelets for York Design Co. Their range of needlepoint accessories spans cuffs, belts, handbags and headbands. Here are some of our favorites from the online shop:

York-Design-Co-Geometric-Cuff York-Design-Co-Big-Anchor-Cuff   York-Design-Co-Anchor-Cuff

York-Design-Co-Tea-Party-Cuff

York-Design-Co-Breakfast-At-Tiffanys-Cuff

Francesca-Joy-Anchors-Clutch

Connect with York Design Co. on Social: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

 

The giveaway ends Friday, February 21st. Winner announced Saturday, February 22nd. Best of luck!

 

Is it Spring Yet? #BringSpring

It’s your lucky day! J.Crew announced 25% off what you need for spring with a cheeky email:

J.Crew Bring Spring Sale

Tory Burch launched Tory’s Shoe Guide:

Tory Burch 2014 Shoes and Sandals

 and an Exclusive Facebook Sale:

Exclusive FB Sale

Signs of spring are beginning to show at my office… and I’m not complaining!

spring

XO,

Marty

Right on Target

With my recent move and increase in square footage (see my last post for details) I’ve been carefully curating the right items to deck out the new place. Some old faves, but plenty of room for new!

Since I live in Target Town (Minneapolis) and find myself shopping there multiple times per week – sorry I need food. footwear. sportsbras. shampoo. cards. gifts and everything else… I’ve become quite familiar with their new Target Threshold line. As a regular Target shopper I see what they did there – give a new brand and identity to many of the design/decor products they’ve already been carrying, but somehow I’m still under the spell.

Take for instance: Purchasing a tension rod upon which to hang a shower curtain.

Plain white tension rod for $5.70 OR an oil rubbed bronze rod with decorative finials for $27.00?

I think you know what I chose…along with matching curtain rings, shelves, hooks and soap dispenser.

I’ve got my eye on these other bronze beauties, too:
Oil Rubbed Bronze Accessories | Target Threshold

 

A brilliant marketing move.

Target was perfect for outfitting my college dorm and first apt. Plenty of budget-friendly options. Target is still perfect for outfitting my “Big Girl Place” even if the items cost 3X more. I think the problem is, I can’t say no to cute. Or coral. I can’t say no to this faux coral on clearance. I mean, who can?

Look at all this cuteness I’m coveting for the new place:

 

Throw Pillows

Target Threshold Throw Pillows

Pretty Curtains
Target Threshold Curtains

Lamp Shades
Target Threshold Lamp Shades
Bases
Target Threshold Lamp Bases

Quirky Things
Target Threshold | Quirky Decor