Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide {Stocking Stuffers}


Good Morning! I'm starting off this monday morning with 
a fun round-up of stocking stuffer gifts/all gifts under $25. 
My friends and I are doing a gift limit of $25 this year and
a few of these items come in a set of (3) which is great for parents
with multiple kids! The Haybands Hair Ties are a must have for 
making ponytails look cute and Baggu Bags are my go-to accessory 
for grocery shopping! All of these items would be welcomed in 
my stocking come Christmas Morning!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Best Black Friday Sales




















Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankgiving Inspiration featuring ALG Style


I am so very excited to announce I have partnered with the lovely girls 
from ALG Style, based out of New Orleans, to bring my wonderful readers
 Thanksgiving inspiration for both the fashion and table scape details of the day!
Corrie and Aimée are the two fabulously creative duo behind
ALG Style, a personal style and full service wardrobe curation company.
They also offer "Chic Nola Tours" for those who want a customized
shopping tour of New New Orleans, carefully personalized and curated
by Corrie and Aimée to meet your shopping needs and wishes!
Since they know all of the best hidden spots as well, they are a wealth
of knowledge on where to find the best spots and deals around Nola!
We decided to feature both Corrie and Aimée's Thanksgiving styles
since they both have a different take on the day...Corrie has a more classic
 and tailored look, and Aimée likes to showcase the edgy style - I love both, 
and it's the perfect combination for complimenting the other, 
making for a cohesive styling team!

Corrie describes her Thanksgiving inspiration:

My style is more classic and ladylike. I love leather and A-line skirts
paired with a simple turtleneck. I love the color combo and felt that this
is something I would be comfortable and chic in. I'm a pear shape and the 
skirt flares my hips and the necklace draws attention to my smaller half.
Shop the Look: 
Banana Republic Wink Necklace - (Currently 30% off with Code: BRSAVINGS {ends 11/23})
Vince Claire Pump in Black - (Currently 30% off: no code needed)

Aimée describes her Thanksgiving inspiration:

I am more Rock and Roll. I love this outfit because it 
showcases my fashion sense. Jumpsuits are a fun trend to experiment 
with this season and I love the holiday sparkle with the relaxed fit of the blazer. 
I will sure be a chic host in this Thanksgiving outfit!
Shop the Look: 
Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Ankle Bootie
Kacey K Double Bar Necklace 
Diamond Stud Earrings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide {For Her}

Growing up in a family of 3 girls, as well as writing a blog that
is ready by a majority of women, the "for her" gift guide is always
one of my favorite guides to put together! I like to combine pieces I would
love to receive, as well as items that are special, cozy, and that anyone would
love to open on Christmas morning!

Items listed from top left

Bauble Bar 360 Pearl Earrings // LL Bean Slippers // Anthropologie Iphone Case

Nars "Orgasm" Blush // Beaded Headband 

Kendra Scott Clear Cosmic Earrings // Laura Mercier "Dark Cherry" Lip Gloss 

Kate Spade Gloves // Lulu Lemon Puff Pullover // Gorjana Hand Chain

Super Cozy Sock Slippers // UGG Ear Muffs // Lilly Pulitzer Cosmetic Case // Crystal Hair Pins

Creed Perfume // Lulu Lemon "The Mat" // Asha Zodiac Ring 

Faux Fur Infinity Scarf // Michael Kors Saffiano Tote // Mini Ring Box

More Ideas:
Leopard Travel Cosmetic Case, add a bit of personality with monogram signet ring.
Show some state love with 14k gold state necklaces or be a bit eco-friendly with a
Baggu Reusable tote. Kate Spade adds some glamour with glitter stud earrings and 
this peplum top might be the cutest top i've seen in a while! Keep hands warm while 
texting and talking on the phone with iphone touch gloves. A new favorite, the 
citrus zinger water bottle is instant lemon water! Lip Silk to keep your lips soft 
in the cold weather and Classic UGGs to keep your feet warm! Three sets of earrings
that are my FAVORITE: Three Jane Art Deco Pearl Earrings
Three Jane Eiffel Tower Earrings, and a Bauble Bar Ear Cuff Set.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'm Headed to...


I'm super excited to announce that Kingsley and I will be moving to...
Boston
I am so excited, since Leslie is in Providence and family will be very close
for Holidays and weekends. Plus, I have an amazing job starting the beginning of December!
My parents lived in Boston when they were my age, and having grown up visiting Boston 
multiple times a year, i'm so excited to be living in the city! When I first decided on Boston, 
I found this Boston Map print from Evelyn Henson and it is my newest addition to the prints
for my gallery wall. Stay tuned for Boston posts and apartment design updates!




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lariat Necklaces

I love the delicate nature of the lariat necklace. It adds a bit
of personality to any outfit, especially a simple blouse or 
a neutral dress, the necklace then becomes the focal point of the outfit.
This Gia Double Star Lariat Necklace with the double layers is my favorite!



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Splurge or Save


I received such a great response on my previous
splurge or save post, I decided to do another one!
I love to find these products that are similar in style
but so different in price and if you're looking for a bargain, 
it's nice to know that you can get a high end look for a low end price!
I love these dual sided pearl earrings and I have the Steve Madden 
cognac boots (I live in them!), however I have really been wanting a 
Prada wallet in Navy, so I think I will hold out for a splurge on that item!
Splurge: Pearl Studs with Silver (also comes in Gold)



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Charcoal One-Button Sweater


I am so very excited about this one button wrap sweater
since it is now one of the most comfortable piece of clothing
in my closet - and just what I need as it is starting to transition
to the chilly late fall air! This sweater is perfect for road trips
or for the plane ride home for the holidays. I always like having
a cozy top to wrap around me whenever the temperature could change
drastically at any moment! I paired it with my leopard heels, Hudson Jeans
and Louis Vuitton bag to dress it up a little bit more.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Wrap

It has become a yearly tradition, that we each select
a wrapping paper to designate the gifts we are going to 
give to others. It started out when my mom and dad selected their
own wrapping paper and us three girls just used whatever was around the house.
Now it has become a point that we each have our own individual wrapping paper we use. 
This year, i'm going with a more personalized style thanks to Minted, with whom I have a 
gift card! I am going to get the Glittering Monogram Paper with my initials on it.
I can't wait for everyone to see my wrapped gifts under the tree and
I can't wait to see what paper my family ends up using!

Items listed from top left:

Rifle Paper City Toile Paper // For You Tag // Hilda Gift Wrap // Gold Dot Washi Tape

Gold Confetti Tags // Banner Gift Tags // Festive Floral Paper

Blue Spruce Paper // Party Dots Paper // Snow Ornament Tags // Red and White Twine

Silver Chevron Stone Paper // Glittering Monogram Paper // Rifle Paper Favorite Things Paper

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend Links and Sales


~ Links ~

Peppermint Candy Ornaments for your Christmas Tree!

I live in my Tory Burch Leopard Flats (I wear them with almost everything!)

A really fun Monogram Shirt.

Inspiration for a New Years Eve Party!

A gorgeous home in Marin County full of blue hues. 

~ Sales~

Nordstrom - 40% off select styles - no code needed (ends 11.11)

J.Crew Factory - 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30 (exp. 11.11)

 Splendid - 25% off entire purchase with code WELOVEYOU (exp. 11.11)

West Elm - 20% off Tabletop and Coffee table - no code needed (exp. 11.10)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cold Weather Necessities


I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year.
I love flannel sheets, cozying up by the fire, hot apple cider
and my leather boots. Uggs with fun socks, and cashmere sweaters and Christmas. 
Then we have early morning dog walks in bitter winds, chapped lips and hands, 
dark, long nights and bare, leafless trees. It seems as if the good outweighs the bad, 
especially when you have cute, cozy winter clothes! 

From top left to right - 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cassandra and Roger New Hampshire Wedding


On a rainy Saturday in September, the 6th to be exact, in the 
White Mountains of New Hampshire, Cassandra and Roger were married!
The whole weekend was magical, from the tent to the cupcakes, 
and every detail in between. We received the pictures back from our 
amazing photographer, Meg from Rodeo and Co. Photography. 
Cassandra and Roger got married on the historic location of 
Peckett's on Sugar Hill, our family's estate. The ceremony was slated to 
take place outside on the Foundation (the old foundation of the Inn at Peckett's on Sugar Hill)
but mother nature had a different plan, which was reminiscent of the weather 27 years before
when my mom and dad were married at the same location during a thunder and lightening storm! 
Instead the ceremony took place under the Sperry tent, overlooking the mountains as the clouds 
subsided. It turned out to be a beautiful night and a magical wedding!











Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide {For the Home}

My favorite time of the year has come! I am so excited to be
featuring my holiday gift guides - I have a few different categories
I will be sharing over the next few weeks. I want to make sure if you find
something you love on one of these gift guides that you have enough time to order
and for the item(s) to arrive in time before holiday shipping cut-offs. It's never too early
to start your holiday gift buying and I like to have mine semi-complete before Thanksgiving.
It give me enough time to wrap the presents (can't wait for creative wrapping ideas, coming soon!)
That way, i'm not scrambling last minute and I can spend real quality time with my family!
Anyway - back to the for the home gift guide above!

Items listed from top left

Hand painted Brush Stroke Lamp // Twig Candlesticks // Black Spotted Placemats

Nautical Hooks // Monogram Plates // Zebra Cocktail Napkins // Storage Lids

Gold Pillows // Scooter Tea Towel // Dog Tail Hooks

Gold Confetti Placemats // Mason Jar Candle // Sparkler Wands // Tea Infuser (and tea club)

Candle Snuffer // Linen and Lavender Sachet // Candle Snuffers

Crystal Box // Gem Lamp // Herringbone Pom Pom Throw // Cheers Coasters

More Ideas:
 a Budget friendly chisel votive, a pair of cozy slippers,
my new favorite kitchen accessory; the turkish towel, the coziest blanket, ever!
A large selection of Matchboxes and Candlesoffer Molton Brown products for your holiday guests, they'll never want to leave and don't forget a really fun set of bright pink votives!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Red Hot Party Dress


Last week, I featured 10 dresses under $100 - I decided this Red Party Dress would be perfect for 
my family's annual Christmas party. I paired it with some fun accessories (clutch, necklace) and
love the look I created with my patent Tory Burch Wedges. Let's hope it's not too snowy and cold!




Monday, November 3, 2014

Matchboxes & Candles


A couple of years ago, my sister gave me a decorative box of matches
and a candle for my birthday. Aside from the artwork on the box, these
matches are my favorite since they're long and keep my fingers away 
from the flame. They make such a great gift and can be used for any
celebration - holidays, birthdays, hostess gift. I have never met anyone 
who doesn't love candles (even unscented) and it's not a risk you have to 
take since the match boxes can be used decoratively as well! 
I'm hoping my mom will scoop up a few of these for stocking stuffers,