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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Beauty Maven

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Well, it's the last week of November and you know what that means; Thanksgiving! Or, as any true American thinks of it, Black Friday Week! While I won't be shopping on Black Friday, I know that every holiday shopper needs a game plan so I'm sharing gift guides with the best Cyber Monday deals, Black Friday steals and must-haves all this week!

Let's kick things off with my personal favorite person to shop for: The Beauty Maven! She's always willing to experiment and loves to try out new products. She's always sure to love presents from Sephora! The best part? Almost every item on this list clocks in at under $75. Because fabulous doesn't have to break the bank!

1. Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Pure Oil Fragrance, $35.00
2. Sephora Collection VIP Pass Eyeshadow Palette, $10.00
3. Mustelas Baby Must Haves Set, $22.00
4. Glossier Soothing Face Mist, $18.00
5. Philosophy Holiday Spice Rack Trio, $27.00
6. Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Compact Mirror, $42.00 (Available Exclusively at Sephora)
7. B. Balenciaga Eau De Parfum Fragrance, $82.00
8. Dry Bar High Tops Self-Grip Hair Rollers, $10.00
9. T3 Source Showerhead Filter, $130.00
10. NAILS INC Alexa Chung Fabric Effect Nail Polish in Alexa Lace, $15.00
11. Clarisonic Luxe High Performance Brush Head Collection, $65.00
12. Sephora Collection Ornament Lip Gloss in Universal Pink, $5.00


Friday, November 21, 2014

H&M Cares Holiday Initiative & Gift Guide!

I love the holidays but it's easy to get caught up in bustle and forget to count my blessings. So every holiday season, I try to find new ways to give back to the world.  This year, H&M is making it a little bit easier with their CARE gift labels. For every set of labels sold, H&M's Conscious Foundation will donate double the sales price to CARE International- an organization that fights global poverty by empowering women through education and business opportunities!

Before you pop over to the mall for these tags, check out my H&M gift guide below for thoughtful, little presents for everyone on your list!

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For The Hostess: The holidays mean a lot of holiday parties! Please, don't ever turn up empty-handed! Pair this Cookie Cutter 3-Pack with a mason jar of ready to bake cookie dough! It's thoughtful and sweet without breaking the bank (especially if you DIY cookie dough) so you never have to scramble for a cheap bottle of wine!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Keep Calm & Rock Some Leather!

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Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to help one of my favorite brands, 424 Fifth, with a shopping event that raised money for local charities along with fellow bloggers City Tonic, Mon Petit Chou Chou, and Allie Wears. It was a great night showing off 424 Fifth's stunning fall collection! 

I practically squealed in delight when I saw their burnout style Patterned Wool Skirt. See the black portions of the print? It's actually a mesh-like weave that gives the midi-skirt a semi-sheer look on close inspection. It's got a slight fit and flare shape that is endlessly flattering even if you don't normally wear a midi-length! 

But my favorite piece is 424 Fifth's Embossed Leather Moto Jacket. The detailing on the sleeves are amazing, the leather is genuine Eco turtle lambskin that feels like butter and it's warm enough for a cold late autumn day. Plus, it's actually an affordable, quality leather jacket at under $400! Like my Clubmasters obsession, you should probably get used to seeing this jacket because I'm wearing it with literally everything from now on! 

Missed the event? You can catch up with all the fun on Instagram and see how Boston's other favorite bloggers styled their favorite 424 pieces too! 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites: The Ray Ban Clubmaster!

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Just a quick update today to share my favorite item of the week: Ray Ban's Clubmaster! I've been obsessed with this style since watching Stoker last year. It's a pretty creepy movie but there is a scene towards the end where the two main characters are driving away, wearing matching Clubmasters. For some reason, the image of Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska smiling devilishly under those classic shades just stuck with me!

I know I've already worn them for one outfit post but you'll probably be seeing a lot of them this winter because I'm completely obsessed!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grown Up Girlie Decor

Something about my latest failed relationship has me wanting to rebel and surround myself with extra girlie decor.  You might not equate whimsical objects with rebellion but I've been trying (and failing) to live up to that millennial, cool girl trope for the past ten years. The idea of living in an unapologetic feminine space is suddenly deliciously subversive.

Since I've been slowly creating my little haven over the past month I thought I'd share some of the pieces I've been snapping up and lusting over during my quiet revolution.

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Have you seen Allyson Johnson's prints before? She's a digital artist who specializes in stationary but also dabbles in home decor and fun little items. Her "Hello Beautiful" is available as a fleece blanket with DENY Designs. I'm planning on snuggling under it with hot chocolate and Love, Actually more than once this winter.

Growing up, I always had a poster of the Eiffle Tower in my room. This gold leaf print by EttaVeeStudio is a more sophisticated take that will look great on my makeshift gallery wall. I've had West Elm's lacquered Parsons desk for a few years (and I'm still obsessed with it) and it's impossibly versatile. I use it as a desk but I love how Good Girl Gone Glad styled it as an entryway piece with the gold accessories. Consider this my inspiration.

I happened across Anthropologie's Admiral mirror in Harvard Square the other night. I'd been wanting something small to hang above my bedside table and it's copper frame is just so pretty! I was expecting it to be kind of expensive but the small one was only $18! I hung it as soon as I got home and I love that it adds a little glow to the room at night...especially since I also picked up their copper Aurora String Lights to hang above my bed. I usually hate the idea of string lights inside but I saw these somewhere else and they are actually quite elegant. I'm pondering their Wandering Star throw pillow for my bed too...what do you think?

Slightly less grownup, but way too cute to pass up, is Pottery Barn Teen's bunny alarm clock. I've had my eye on it since it debuted last year in the Emily & Meritt collection last year. I love the mint one and it's metal ears! Finishing off my space is this grey chevron rug (also from Pottery Barn) that I've had my eye on for two years. I finally bit the bullet (why are area rugs so expensive?!) and now I'm just excited for it to arrive and really warm up my bedroom!

Am I the only one who reacts to a breakup by wanting to re-decorate? What are some of your favorite decor finds? Remember to check out my Pinterest for more decorating and stylish living inspiration.

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