Investigating Boden's newest arrivals

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Beat the winter gloom with pretty floral prints! Exploring new in at Boden this morning.

Are Boden's prints becoming better at scale or have I just hit that early 30-something age where suddenly these things are appealing to me? Either way, I must say that Boden unleashed some serious pretty in its newest arrivals! Dresses like the Hannah Seam Detail Dress ($83-$118, above) have given me the winning formula to combat any winter blues.

Inside, a few more new items at Boden that my closet wants to hold and how to take 15% off your order...

2016 Gift Guide: One of my can't fail gifts...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

No friend or family member will be disappointed with a warm, oversized blanket scarf!
This scarf above is from 2015, but a very similar option is available this year.

Whenever a new name joins my holiday shopping gift list, I know exactly what to get them that first year: a blanket scarf!! Practical, versatile and entirely fun to wear...I love seeing friends' faces light up and glow when they see their new one in its Christmas or Hanukkah box. Even in warmer weather winters we all know this scarf will get at least some use.

The only thing I love more than buying is gifting and my list of people to shop for is always huge! This year I'm up to 10 blanket scarves so far as gifts, and have bought 2 new ones for myself since Fall began. Below are 15 great blanket scarf options and for some I've paired up coordinating hats and/or gloves to:
1 - Plaid and reversible with a small pattern on one side and a big one on the other, this scarf is my favorite.
2 - A chunkier knit, wonderful for the chilliest of chilly days. Looks great with brown or oxblood leather jackets.
3 - This one's in my closet; I wear it over green primarily. Works well with these mittens and this hat.
4 - A lightweight blend in pale colors, perfect over a crisp white blouse and coat for work.
5 - This scarf is super warm and great for game day or a weekend out and about. I own and love it! Works very well with these mittens.
6 - A fantastic black & white plaid with edge fringe; great for your chic and stylish friends.
7 - Classic ivory and black stripes make this scarf great for both casual and dressy wear.
8 - For your lovably crazy, faux fur loving friend, they cannot go wrong with this extra-warm blanket scarf.
9 - Plaid and tartan colorways in a lightweight material make this blanket scarf the ideal gift for friends enjoying warmer winters.
10 - This beautifully soft and elegant cashmere blanket scarf is 30% off right now! Comes in 4 colors. Pairs excellently with these gloves, also on promo.
11 - Here's another great cashmere option, that does well for work with these long tech gloves.
12 - This colorful jacquard scarf is fun, huge and just the thing to beat those winter blahs!
13 - I can't resist a good buffalo check blanket scarf, especially not when the color is called 'grandpa'!
14 - This blanket scarf is perfect for chilly days and colder nights out in the desert. (And at a very low price by Sundance standards!)
15 - One more cashmere wrap, in vividly bold hues. Wear it with this hat and these tech gloves.

Would you be happy to find a blanket scarf under the tree or around the menorah this year too?

Anthropologie's next 20% off treat is here!!

20% off full price beauty awaits you, like the Albeit Shimmer Palette ($34) and Albeit Shimmer Stick ($24).

Although we can (mostly) all agree that we wish Anthropologie would focus on their clothing, today's 20% off holiday pop-up is still a nice treat! Today only take 20% off full price beauty at Anthropologie (in-store too)!

I have a few beauty favorites at Anthropologie, like their FACE Stockholm selection. The Lip Treatment ($22) is always a good choice, and my favorites also include the Cream Lipstick ($22) in Leva; the Matte Lipstick ($22) in Fashion and the Veil Lipstick ($22) in Wineberry Veil.

Another beauty fave from Anthro that I received as a gift and love to gift too is the Artis Ten Brush Set ($355, also in gold) that feels like a pillow against my skin. Also available in a smaller Artis Five Brush Set ($165).

If you know someone with a jetted tub, or someone that loves bubble bath, the Mer-Sea & Co. Foaming Bath Salts ($28) make a great gift. And as a traveler I'm a huge fan of the Olivine Atelier Mini Love + Roses Mist ($16) as a refresher spray, or the same spray in Love + Salt Mist ($12).

What are your beauty favorites at Anthropologie?

Notes from Urban Outfitters' Q3 2017 Earnings Call

Monday, December 5, 2016


(note: no internet at my new apartment yet, so if something big and exciting happened please feel free to go OT in the comments until I can get to a

Investors were drooling the day before Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters announced its Q3 results. Were they still salivating after the call? Find out as we dive into the Q3 2017 quarterly earnings call...

2016 Gift Guide: My 5 favorite candles to gift and my 5 favorite candles to get

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Candlefish Ceramic Candle ($28) smell great -- no. 83 is my fave -- and as a bonus, look great too!

There is something about the holiday season that makes me pay extra extension to scents. Whether it's the smell of someone's wood-burning fireplace (mixed with pinecones and chestnuts perhaps!) or the scent of a wreath on your neighbor's front door, or the delicious smell of a family meal or perhaps just a simple scent that is different in each room, this time of year I enjoy taking in the sights and smells!

Perhaps it's these reasons that make me love candles so much around the holidays, both to give and to receive. Anthropologie has an excellent collection of options. Inside, my 5 favorite candles to give and my 5 favorites to receive, starting with the Candlefish Ceramic Candle ($28), which has a soft smell that doesn't overpower -- scent no. 83, with jasmine and amber notes in the jar with the white and golden waves on it is my personal favorite.


Anthropologie puts its sale on extra sale, plus a new boots promo!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Anthropologie sale is now even more on sale: take an extra 40% off sale to be exact!
No code required, discount reflects at checkout.

Anthropologie has launched two new promos this morning! Firstly, its sale is now an extra 40% off (discount reflects at checkout). Also this morning, full price boots and booties are now 30% off. I'm like a kid in a candy store with this promo!

I recently shared highlights from the most recent set of markdowns in this post. Inside, picks for the promos and why Anthropologie is losing the promotions game right now...

Gift Guide 2016: Great deals for your Man at Eddie Bauer, today only

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


After their website crashed yesterday during Cyber Monday overload, Eddie Bauer generously decided to extend its 50% off everything sale one more day (code: ONLINE50). If your man is like my man -- preppy by day, adventurer by weekend, doesn't care two shakes about labels and in fact gets mad if you buy too much luxury label stuff for him -- then Eddie Bauer is a great place to pick up work and weekend basics.

Hopefully my guy isn't reading this post because inside are some of the great items I bought him that you can find for half off today...assuming they haven't sold out yet, which they just might...

2016 Gift Guide : Presented in Pictures, Gift Ideas under $75 from Free People


After a delightful but exhausting long shopping weekend, my brain is fried! Yours may be too which is why I present this morning's post entirely in photos. The theme: great gifts, all under $75, all from Free People.

This way to more great gift ideas...