Anthropologie's Present Popup for the weekend is here!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Take 30% off clothing at Anthropologie this weekend!

Here's a bit of extra cheer for the weekend: Anthropologie's latest present popup is 30% off all clothing! This promo works on full-price and sale items. Plus there is Free Shipping on orders of $150+! No code required; promo and free ship apply at checkout.

Although I'd hoped for a sitewide discount this is a pretty good promo. Personally I'm taking a look at the new arrivals, where items like the Alma Turtleneck Sweater ($118) and Emblem Embroidered Sweater Jacket ($298) have piqued my interest.

Here are 10 other items this promo is great for, all an extra 30% off:
1 | The Bow-Tied Pony Holder ($12) looks so good on braided hair and is getting gifted to several long-haired friends this year!
2 | I love my Purple Haze Blouse (now $50) so much, I have to mention it in every roundup. Runs TTS.
3| The Moretta Sweater Dress ($168) has a subtle sheen to it and is perfect for holiday parties, or just to wear to work during this festive time of year.
4| Although the Lelia Peplum Jacket ($178) has a shorter silhouette, it's very cute over both dresses or pants.
5 | I know it's totally the wrong season for this, but perhaps the Yarn-Dyed Manteo Midi Dress ($350) could be part of your winter getaway packing?
6| The Talya Velvet Shift ($188) is the right material, right color and hopefully the right fit too! I'm getting it to try out.
7 | The Norwich Open-Shoulder Pullover ($148) is a great party option. Runs TTS and looks great over pencil skirts.
8 | Great for all but the coldest days, the Collared Cadet Jacket ($148) layers very well.
9 | I can practically smell the fire crackling when I look at the ultra cute Levi's Plaid Sherpa Trucker Jacket ($178)!
10 | Perhaps now is the time to pick up a cute pair of pants by Pilcro? (Anthro is killing it with Pilcro these days...it's one area where they are excelling.) I'm liking the Pilcro Script Coated High-Rise Jeans ($128) a lot myself.

How about you? What might you get with 30% off at Anthropologie?

Do a little good with Free People tonite...

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Aside from giving gifts (including to myself) one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is making charitable contributions. Tonight, Free People is offering a way to do both! From 5-8 PM ET on their website (aka now!), as well from 5-8 PM local time in-store, 20% of profits from all Free People purchases will go to Girls INC.

No, there is no discount or promo on purchases right now aside from Free Standard Shipping. Sometimes though a good cause is a good cause, no extra incentive needed.

I will be placing an order for sure! Here are 3 items I'm getting, along with 7 more on my wishlist:
1 | The Deep V Bandeau Cami ($58). I don't think it's possible to own this in too many colors.
2 | I'm taking the plunge on these sweet-looking Metallic Hi Top Chucks ($65)!
3 | Because one can never have too many pairs of cute sunnies, these Golden Arrow Cat Eye Sunglasses ($25) shall be mine!
4 | The Falling For You Dress ($128) is one of my favorite go-to pieces right now. I rock it with tights and booties.
5 | The colorblocking on this tee shirt makes me endlessly happy.
6 | This amazing leopard coat is now on sale! Squeeeeee!!!
7 | The Slouchy Vegan Tote ($68) definitely falls into the 'the more colors, the better!' category for me.
8 | Knowing this is for a good cause makes me want to splurge on the beautiful Native Rain Chainmail Necklace ($228).
9 | It's sooooo 70s glam yet I love the Tongue Tied Midi Dress ($168).
10 | You had me at bun pin!

Need more Free People inspiration? This post has 20+ Free People items, all under $75.

Wondering what Girls, INC is? Get more information here.

Checking in with Madewell...

cardigan // scarf // bodysuit // necklace // socks // complete the look with this hat
December is for lounging, no? Madewell certainly thinks so.

Always full of surprises, Madewell has been running very good promos lately! Right now is no exception; you can take 30% off your Madewell purchase of $200+ or 20% off orders of any size. The code is SPLURGE and yes I plan to do so, thank you.

Take this look above. Winter weekends are often spent at my boyfriend's parents' place out in the Hamptons, in their cute little cottage with so many wood-burning fireplaces, including our hideaway basement suite. It feels like heaven and requires mastery of the art of lounging. So how cute would this look above, featuring the Fireside Cardigan Sweater ($128 + up to 30% off) be?

Inside, gifts and, ahem, 'gifts.' (The kind that I buy for me.)

Investigating Boden's newest arrivals

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.