November 28, 2016

Black Friday + Cyber Sale Picks for 2016

Hi! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I don't know about you, but it went way too fast for me. All I know is that Monday will involve lots of coffee (and hopefully a little more food consumption restraint... 😂 ). The good thing is that there are still some ongoing Black Friday sales going on as well as new ones for Cyber Monday. So lots to look forward to, right?!

This year, I did almost all of my shopping online which was very convenient but incredibly overwhelming. There were so many great sales on so many different sites! In this post I will share some of my fave finds that will still be on sale throughout Cyber Monday (and maybe a little longer).

November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales & an OOTD

Full length ootd wearing Amanda Uprichard, Rag & Bone jeans, Caroline de Marchi bag, Prada sandals, Baublebar choker

Happy Thanksgiving! Before I get to cooking the turkey and getting everything else prepared, I wanted to share Black Friday Sales info from some of my fave brands and/or places to shop. Check out the list below, you can thank me later... 😊 I'll be updating any new sale info in a separate post as well as sharing some of my fave picks.

November 22, 2016

Parker Dresses for Travel & Holiday Parties

Standing on pier in Caribbean in Jamaica wearing Parker Lota dress

I'd like to say that this is where I am right now, but... it isn't. This photo was taken this past summer while my family and I attended a gorgeous wedding at Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica (congrats to the newlyweds!). We spent a long weekend of celebrating and relaxing (and lots of eating and drinking too...) at this amazing resort that truly seemed to be paradise. 

A couple weeks before this trip, I received this fall collection dress courtesy of Parker and was so excited to pack it with me. Feminine, boho luxe and versatile, I especially loved its handkerchief hemline, which is a trend that I had been admiring for fall/winter and into the resort season. Since I know that many of you have vacation plans during the holiday season, I wanted share this dress with you now as it is on sale on their site here. It's final sale though, so make sure to check their sizing information if you're not sure and ask me if it might help!

Right now, I'm currently looking for some great holiday party looks and have my eye on many from Parker's collection. Scroll through to the end of this post to see and shop my fave picks.

Close-up of Parker dress with handkerchief hemline, standing in sand

Outfit deets:
Dress: Parker
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Heels: Sandro (similar here)
Bracelet/Cuff: Kendra Scott

Parker dress skirt blowing in wind
Back view of full OOTD

From the Parker Fall and Holiday collection press preview in their NYC showroom a few months ago...

Parker NYC showroom

Obsessed with this stunning gold dress and that suede moto jacket! 😍😍

Full length view of gold Parker Black dress and suede moto jacket

Party dress heaven...

Rolling rack of Parker dresses for Holiday 2016

Whether you're going out casually just for drinks or getting all decked out, shop my fave Parker holiday season looks here:

Safe travels if you're headed out for Thanksgiving! Check back tomorrow and Thanksgiving day for my Cyber week sale round-up!! 👊

November 18, 2016

16 Hostess Gifts to Buy Now...

As we head into a holiday season of celebrations and gatherings of friends, families as well as colleagues, it's a good idea to prepare in advance with gifts for the host or hostess. Whether you attend one holiday party or more than 10, the end of year can be hectic and any planning that can be done ahead of time will pay off. You know, more time to work on your outfit (look fabulous), grab a drink and enjoy the moment!

Below are 16 of my fave host/hostess gifts to give (and receive) right now. All are great, quality gifts that are also relatively neutral as far as personal taste. And to make it easier, they're all from stores with good (reasonable) return policies. Especially love the Parisian Cocktails recipe book (inspiring me to have a cocktail party!), the NEST candles (have these and love the smell!), the gold-rimmed decanter (would probably never buy this for myself, but would love it as a gift!), the chic acrylic trays, and well... everything else!! Prices range from $9 to less than $200 to work with many budgets... :)

Click through below to shop this post (and a few more items...) here:

Have a great weekend!

November 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Gift Sets

3 Wrapped Holiday Gifts in pink and silver

Hi, hope you're all having a great week! Yesterday, someone who I won't see for a few weeks wished me a Happy Thanksgiving, and that's when it struck me...Thanksgiving is next week and I still need to order a turkey and plan the rest of the meal. Aaack, not sure how the time just flew by! So now it's time to get cracking on my home entertaining planning and gearing up for all the other holiday events to come.

Starting with this post and over the next several weeks, I will be sharing (in addition to some non-holiday related posts, of course) my specially curated and edited Gift Guides, Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale picks, holiday party clothing suggestions, home entertaining get the picture!

Today, I am sharing my fave gift sets, because the good ones often sell out early, and they are great to have on hand for last minute gift picks or that beauty lover/fashionista that you just don't know what to get! Also, the sets are a great value compared to buying all the products individually, so they're perfect as a little holiday treat for yourself! :)

Click through the lookbook below to see my fave Gift Set picks. With prices from $17 to $800, there is something for everyone!

November 9, 2016

Military Jacket trend + OOTD

close up of Trina Turk miltary pea coat in Soho
A great quality, classic style coat is an essential element of any [stylish] wardrobe. Dress it up or wear it casually, it can work with many outfit options. For over a year, I had been looking for a great fitting, classic coat (at a reasonable price...) to replace some of my older, and now a little tired, pieces. Fortunately, I found this one at Nordstrom before the fall season began. Now that it's colder, it's on repeat!

Not only do I like the tailored fit of this coat, but I'm also obsessed with its subtle luxurious details such as leather trim on the pockets and behind the collar, and the gorgeous pleating on the back (see last photo). Military style jackets are on trend this season, so this jacket is a great pick to up or maintain your fashion-forward game. :) And the best detail (at least for you) about this coat right now, is that it's on sale for less than $500.

Posing for full Length OOTD in Soho, Trina Turk military coat, Gentle Monster Sunnies, GiGi New York crossbody, Club Monaco velvet booties

Outfit details:

Jacket- Trina Turk

Jeans- Frame (similar here)

Bag- courtesy of GiGi New York, Check out the it!

Booties- Club Monaco, Hard to tell in the photos, but these booties are a deep blue velvet. Gorgeous and comfortable with a block heel!

Sunnies- Gentle Monster

Chokers- BaubleBar, here and here (not visible in photos)

sitting on steps, full outfit
Walking in Soho for full length OOTD, Military pea coat, crossbody bag, skinny jeans, velvet booties

close-up of GiGi New York cross body bag in slate embossed python
Walking up stairs in Soho showing back pleats of Trina Turk military style pea coat

Photo credit: Photography by Lydia Hudgens

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November 7, 2016

PFW Spring/Summer 2017 - Afterhomework [Paris]

Model in all black with raw edge hems and sneakers attached to sneakers walking down runway
Unexpected, raw, and innovative, AFTERHOMEWORK [PARIS] breaks down the walls of fashion and re-creates it in a way that only the unfettered minds of the youth culture can.

November 6, 2016

PFW Spring/Summer 2017 - Andrew Gn

Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2017 Look 22, black lace eyelet jacket with patchwork tango skirt
Continuing on with my recap of PFW, Day 2 ended gloriously with the Andrew Gn show. A collection that was both sophisticated and youthfully rebellious, Andrew Gn for Spring/Summer 2017 was stunning, and another testament of the designer's reputation for exquisite craftsmanship, innovation and a creator of classically beautiful clothing.

November 2, 2016

Shopbop surprise sale just in time for the holidays!

Taking a break from my Paris recap to let you know about Shopbop's Surprise Sale going on now. Up to 40% off select pieces, this sale ends Thursday, November 3rd. With the holiday season coming up, this is a great time to get an early start on gifts and that extra accessory for that holiday party! :)

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