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...

It's the End of Cyber Monday as we know it and these deals feel fine...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Please tell me you've at least checked out Boden's pretty Octavia Dress ($228 + 30% off)!!?

The holiday shopping season is only beginning but the Cyber Monday deals around the webby world are coming to an end in just a few short hours. If it's all too much for you I totally understand yet personally I can't get enough of these fun shopping deals! It kicks off the much-vaunted gift buying (and gift giving season) which I adore...with a few gifts for me too.

So before Cyber Monday bids its 2016 adieu, I just want to make sure you...
1 - Checked out the stunning Octavia Dress ($228, above) at Boden, part of the 30% off promo that ends tonite?
2 - Aren't missing out on this fabulous necklace that's been a wardrobe staple of mine for 2+ years now? At 25% off?
3 - Don't need sparkly moccasins, or maybe suede ones?
4 - Have everything you want and want to gift from Anthro sale for the time being, including this classic Anthro top, while it's an extra 30% off?
5 - Don't need to grab anything else from Anthro while full price stuff is 20% off and there's free shipping on orders of $150+, even latte bowls or the mini version? Ornaments too?
6 - Saw these extra cute many-colored mercury candle holders that are on super-sale?
7 - Get a chance to see this very cool puzzle gift, perfect for friends in art or design that's 15% off?
8 - Have no need for this beautiful rose garland that's part of my holiday decor this year, and also 15% off?
9 - Feel confident that your closet is good without these boots, or these, or these, or these, all 30% off through tonite?
10 - Didn't miss out on the chance to score these comfy weekend kicks for 25% off?
11 - Are all set on extra 20% off sale items, like this comfy robe that is winter perfection or this adorable one?
12 - Are all set on your jeans collection, especially these high-waist beauties, with 30% off ending tonite?
13 - Are pretty sure your pineapple-loving friend has everything, including these shot glasses that are 25% off (or dessert or amuse bouche vessels, for your non-drinking friends!)?
14 - Have already seen this adorable leather zip wallet that comes in such fun colors and is 40% off through tonite?
15 - Finally realized I was right about how great Banana Republic bags are, and with 50% off today picked up this one, or maybe this one, perhaps this one, or was it this one? (Good choices!)
16 - Decided that you deserved new pumps and turned to this midheel from Boden for 30% off, also available in a higher height? I can't blame you; I got this pair for myself.
17 - Took a look through Amazon's plethora of Cyber Monday deals and hopefully picked up some great gifts and perhaps some things you wanted or needed too? (I bought a new cast iron pan and several gifts, including a beautiful mixer for a friend who's been longing for it, at half off!)
18 - Saw this coat at Club Monaco, and like I did, realized what a great gift it would make after the 35% off?
19 - Want to buy this dress at Shopbop and worry about finding a party to wear it to later? (It's 20% off.) So maybe you did? Not that I speak from personal experience or anything...
20 - Have printed off your Ikea coupon already? Perhaps used it too?
21 - Got all the NARS lipsticks you need to get you through winter, especially this one?
22 - Saw these Sam Edelman boots Anthropolitan mentioned the other day, and perhaps took advantage of the $75 off? Or at least drooled over them for an appropriate amount of time?
23 - Got all the Voluspa Votive Sets ($40 + 20% off) you need to gift?
24 - Added this 30% off Boden dress, and maybe this one too, to your wishlist or your closet?
25 - Were able to grab this J.Crew pajama set, and the coordinating robe too, before they sold out online? (Or hunted them down in a store like I did, thanks Very Personal Shopper Shannon!!!) 40% off is a big deal after all!

Ok, good! Just wanted to make sure. You can see the full rundown of Cyber Monday deals, a couple of which last through tomorrow but mostly end tonight, in this post.

Anthropologie surprises with a great Cyber Monday promo!!

I love it when I'm wrong! Instead of just offering Free Shipping as they have in years past, this year for Cyber Monday Anthropologie has three great promotions!

Here are today's promos:
1 | Take 20% off Full Price items (online only, today only. Code: STACKS)
2 | Get Free Shipping on orders of $150+ (online onlytoday only. Code: STACKS)
3 | Take an extra 30% off sale items (valid online and in-store for a limited time. Discount reflects at checkout.)

What a wonderful Monday surprise! I have my eye on several new arrivals: the Sequin-Striped Pencil Skirt ($158 + 20% off), McGuire Gatsby Denim Pencil Skirt ($208 + 20% off), Neves Off-The-Shoulder Pullover ($118 + 20% off), and the Winter Bouquet Pullover ($148 + 20% off).

But perhaps this promo is an invitation more towards sale, where new and recent markdowns like the Luiza Sweater Dress (now $150 + 30% off), Quilted Kerviona Jacket (now $150 + 30% off), Embroidered Northerner Coat (now $180 + 30% off) and Adventurer Shirt Jacket (now $100 + 30% off) are waiting to be bought and worn and loved!

Here are some more picks from sale that are available, as of this writing:
Chevril Collared Duster (now $140 + 30% off)
Embroidered Foliage Coat (now $200 + 30% off)
Emmia Hand-Stitched Cardigan (now $180 + 30% off)
Magnolia Lace Dress (now $100 + 30% off, peach ONLY)
Peddler Lace Top (now $60 + 30% off)
Zeri Peasant Dress (now $120 + 30% off)
Zebra Flight Earrings (now $230 + 30% off)

What will catch your eye during Anthropologie's Cyber Monday sale? Looking for more picks and perhaps gift ideas? Check out this post with tons of them from last night.

Sticky: Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Around the Webby World

Sunday, November 27, 2016

It's time to get our holiday shopping on.

Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Many stores have already started their Cyber Monday promos and the list inside has been updated!

To keep everything straight, this post will be running at the top of the blog each evening from now through Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to look just below for fresh content!

Or, come on inside for the full rundown of currently active deals & steals around the webby world...

Anthropologie's fantastic Black Friday weekend promo ends TONITE!

It's nearly time for Anthropologie's Black Friday/Thanksigiving weekend promotion
with 30% off everything to drive off into the sunset.

Sniffy sniff. Anthropologie is about to bid adieu to its wonderful Thanksgiving weekend promotion -- 30% off everything ends TONITE. Use the code LETSGO. (We can expect free shipping for Cyber Monday, after this promo ends.)

With just a few hours left to shop this fantastic deal, I thought it fun to highlight some more items that make great gifts for new apartment dwellers, family, friends, and yes you too! All for 30% off!!
1 - The Artis Ten Brush Set ($355, also in gold) feels like a feather against the skin. A spectacular gift! Also available in a smaller Artis Five Brush Set ($165).
2 - I'm a big fan of using the Olivine Atelier Mini Love + Roses Mist ($16) as a refresher spray. Also available in Love + Salt Mist ($12).
3 - A great makeup gift for a friend's whose taste you're unsure of is FACE Stockholm. 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.
4 - The Mer-Sea & Co. Foaming Bath Salts ($28) make a great gift for anyone with a tub (especially a jetted tub!)
5 - Mini Latte Bowls ($12/4) are a fantastic hostess gift! You can also gift an assorted set ($24/6) or the new Mini Lustered Latte Bowl Set ($30/6).
6 - Give a friend the gift of light, luxurious scents courtesy of the not-too-strong Voluspa Maison Blanc Mini Candle ($8). Prosecco Bellini is my favorite scent but Macaron is pretty good too!
7 - The Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug ($10) is another gift that always goes over well. First initials, last initials, children's initials -- gift them all to huge smiles all around.
8 - The Pommed Winterland Beanie ($48) is the ideal winter hat, and it coordinates well with...
9 - ...the Pommed Berkshire Gloves ($32) and...
10 - ...the Ashland Infinity Scarf ($58).
11 - High on my 'for me' gift list is the Plumed Collar Necklace ($228) and Izel Fan Drops ($218).
12 - Get ready for your holiday or New Year's Eve party with the Stellar Hair Set ($48) or Constellation Bobby Pin Set ($34).
13 - Would the Patchwork Print Shirtdress ($148) be perfect with tights, boots and a chunky cardigan? YES.
14 - The Purple Haze Blouse (now $100) looks great under blazers and cardigans too.
15 - The Astronomy Charm Choker (now $40) has cute charms and is a beautiful neck adornment.
16 - The Everitt Posts ($32) are small, lightweight, and perfect. I own two colors so far.
17 - Whether for a night out or peeking out from under a leather jacket, the Celestial Lace Maxi Dress (now $120) has been a wardrobe winner for me!

Have you enjoyed your 30% off at Anthropologie yet? More picks here, and sale picks in this post from earlier this week.

Many retailers have already begun their Cyber Monday sales! You can see the updated list in this post -- and it will be updated again tonite!

Take an extra 20% off BHLDN sale this Thanksgiving weekend!!

Dresses like the Tulip Dress (now $300 + 20% off) are certainly wedding-appropriate,
but also vacation or summer festivity appropriate too!

Here's a deal for those of us who love beautiful dresses: this weekend, take an extra 20% off BHLDN sale with code THEBIGDAY! Of course BHLDN is primarily known for its wedding dresses (which saw lots of new markdowns for this promo!) but this store also stocks plenty of party goodies like dresses and decor. And so, items like the Tulip Dress (now $300 + 20% off) become an appealing treat during this promo!

What else am I loving from BHLDN right now? Here are
1 - The Tulip Dress (now $300 + 20% off, above) would be perfect for a summer garden party.
2 - The Kinsley Dress (now $80 + 20% off, champagne only) is the kind of lace dress that works for many occasions.
3 - Pair the Cleo Top (now $30-$40 + 20% off, select colors) with a beautiful maxi skirt like...
4 - ... the Louise Tulle Skirt (now $100-$120 + 20% off, select color) or the...
5 - ...Jane Skirt (now $80 + 20% off) for a beautiful, dresslike outfit.
6 - Or do the same with the Embry Top (now $80 + 20% off) and one of the skirts above.
7 - The dusty pink version of the Alana Dress (now $200 + 20% off, dusty pink only) is gorgeous!
8 - Or if you prefer strapless, the Nyla Dress (now $200 + 20% off) is the same pretty in pink print.
9 - The Saint-Tropez Heels (now $80-$100 + 20% off) aren't good for only weddings!
10 - The Garance T-Straps (now $120 + 20% off) are ideal nude high heel sandals.
11 - Make your next party extra pretty with the Glimmer Tasseled Garland (now $18 + 20% off).
12 - This pack has 10 Celebration Crinkle Fans ($14 + 20% off) for less than $2 apiece!
13 - The Pup Card Holder (now $5 + 20% off) is sure to get lots of awwws for the next dinner party seating arrangement!
14 - Likewise, the Golden Age Pennants (now $14 + 20% off) will make your walls very festive!
15 - A big dinner party would be perfect for the Metallic Number Stakes (now $3 + 20% off).
16 - The sultry Leonia Chemise (now $70 + 20% off) and coordinating robe are on their way to me.
17 - A wide Grecian neckline makes the Midsummer Nightie (now $40 + 20% off) good for larger busts.
18 - I wish I was wearing the Laurelle Robe (now $80 + 20% off) right this second!!

Have you cruised the BHLDN sale yet this weekend?

Great beauty deals and an extra 20% off sale await during Nordstrom's Black Friday weekend!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fun deals await at Nordstrom, like an extra 20% off these over-the-knee Vince Camuto boots.

More than 50% of my holiday shopping is now done, and I'm taking the rest of the weekend to do some hunting for myself. On my list? A new pair of boots or two, a new sweater, two dresses (one for work and one for play), new flats and a cute new skirt or two; then some new beauty and self-care items to combat winter's harsh winds.

I've turned to Nordstrom to see what they can help me cross off my 'me' list this weekend, while they have spectacular beauty deals and an extra 20% off all of their sale items. Prices go up again after Sunday!

Here are 10 things I've got in my cart right now at Nordstrom...
1 - Vince Camuto Melaya (now $144, above). Perhaps the ideal over-the-knee boot.
2 - Børn Poly Riding Boot (now $144). Available in regular or wide calf, a beautiful and sleek tall boot.
3 - SOREL Joan of Arctic Boot (now $135). A great deal on an in-season, nearly indestructable boot.
4 - Are these the cute new flats I've been looking for? Or maybe these are?
5 - The Best of Clinique Set ($50) has my name all over it. I adore the carrying case!
6 - Speaking of cute cases, the Clinique A Little Happiness Set ($20) and Lash Café Collection ($44) have cute cases too.
7 - The Bobbi Brown Indigo Eye Set ($26) is ideal for a holiday night out on the town.
8 - I already own this Vince Camuto dress in one color (TTS) and I think it's time for color #2.
9 - The Derek Lam 10 Crosby Foulard Dress (now $286) is seriously tempting me.
10 - I love this pretty cobalt Vince Camuto Scallop Lace Skirt (now $67)

Nordstrom also has great deals on outerwear right now! Have you shopped Nordstrom's Black Friday weekend?

Take 30% off at Anthropologie for Black Friday -- now!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Anthropologie invites you to take 30% off your purchase for Black Friday, starting today!

Ready? Set? Use the code LETSGO and get 30% off your Anthropologie order, starting now! Anthropologie stores are closed today (and I hope customer service is too) for Thanksgiving, so no PAs today but new purchases are 30% off -- hooray!

This promo works on regular price and sale items. It will be valid in-store tomorrow, and probably all weekend.

Ready for some quick picks from the road? Coming home to mama (me) are the Velvet Joggers ($118), the Bow-Tied Pony Holder ($12), the Elise Anderegg Calais Chemise (now $300), the Sequin-Striped Pencil Skirt ($158) and the...well, I was going to buy the Lace-Up Ribbed Turtleneck ($118) but the product page has gone fiddlesticks, so...whatever, Anthro.

Gifts I'm buying today for others include the Fireside Turtleneck ($98), the Lake Placid Sweater Coat ($198), the Cynthia Wool Sweater Jacket (now $180), the Pom-Knit Pullover ($128), the Charlotte Stone Samia Velvet Heels ($289), the Color-Stack Booties ($178) and the Miss Albright Benna Heeled Booties ($188).

And that's before I even get to look through the home section! How about you -- what's coming home to you at 30% off from Anthropologie today?

Stock up on classics during the last day of Banana Republic's Reason to Celebrate promo...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The dress shown here sold out before I could get this post up (here's a similar one),
but the clutch and shoes are still available and up to 50% off.

Banana Republic is running a pretty insane promotion right now -- take 50% off one regular price item (code: BRFIFTY), and then 40% off the rest of your purchase (code: BRFORTY). I can't imagine that their Black Friday promo will be any better than this.

What's good at Banana right now? Their bags, for one thing. Although this promo's exclusions says it doesn't include leather, I noticed that the code is applying just fine to leather handbags and shoes. So the Envelope Shoulder Bag ($138 + up to 50% off) above? It could be yours for under $70.

Inside, some more new classics that are worth a look during this great promo, which ends tonite.

We interrupt this Black Friday craziness to bring you West Elm's best promo of the year...

The dining room of my dreams, featuring these amazing chairs.

My boyfriend and I are just a few weeks from moving into our new, spacious (by New York standards), bright and cheerful home one block away from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and decorating is on my mind. West Elm's huge semi-annual Buy More, Save More promotion could not have come at a better time!

Whether you are looking to decorate for the holidays, pick up some new accents for your home or take the plunge and buy whole new furniture sets (as we aim to) this sale is ideal.

Here are the tiers:
- Save 15% off $100+
- Save 20% off $500+
- Save 25% off $1000+
- Save 30% off $3000+

Inside, some holiday suggestions, some accent ideas, some West Elm recommendations that I already own and love, and my boyfriend and I's decorating hopes and dreams...

Anthropologie puts LOTS on sale!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anthropologie's sale is full of fresh cuts! This comes ahead of their expected Black Friday promo (which will likely be a small percent off, with no free shipping until Monday).

Here are some of the sale highlights:
Adventurer Shirt Jacket (now $100), Style No. 4115346826873
Alicante Dress (now $190), Style No. 4130089543311
Amis Linen Top (now $60), Style No. 4112527772626
Antia Swing Top (now $100), Style No. 4114529102908
Bell-Sleeve Sweater Dress (now $100), Style No. 4130556889954
Blue Buttercup Midi Skirt (now $130), Style No. 4120210695522
Celestial Lace Maxi Dress (now $120), Style No. 4130580816956
Chanson des Fleurs Blouse (now $50), Style No. 4112236206324
Chevril Collared Duster (now $140), Style No. 4133346827362
Colorblock Horizon Dress (now $120), Style No. 4130212061024
Cynthia Wool Sweater Jacket (now $180), Style No. 4114309216145
Embroidered Foliage Coat (now $200), Style No. 4133337191693
Embroidered Northerner Coat (now $180), Style No. 4133346824870
Evettes Off-The-Shoulder Top (now $50), Style No. 4110211062323
Herbaliste Maxi Dress (now $140), Style No. 4130342381114
Impresario Coat (now $270), Style No. 4133071180779
Lace Meadows Blouse (now $80), Style No. 4110339185577
Lacework Shell (now $40), Style No. 4112226855354
Luiza Sweater Dress (now $150), Style No. 4130256236165
Madera Maxi Dress (now $160), Style No. 4130360688005
Magnolia Lace Dress (now $100), Style No. 4130383414378
Mixed-Stripe Wool Cardigan (now $100), Style No. 4114352954701
Patchwork Peasant Dress (now $100), Style No. 4130224062108
Pavin Buttondown Tunic (now $60), Style No. 4110265412221
Robine Swing Top (now $70), Style No. 4114368751617
Victoria Lace Tunic (now $100), Style No. 4110204583331
Zeri Peasant Dress (now $120), Style No. 4130337198816

There are also a ton of new accessories cuts (jewelry, shoes, boots!) and new home cuts too.

This is almost sale overload to me -- 7 pages of clothing that's fresh to sale today! I wish Anthro would go back to their old cycle of new cuts every two weeks, with big markdown sets every 6-8 weeks. This is too much! What are you choosing from for your sale purchase today?

No need to wait for Friday, Boden is offering 30% off NOW! And more deals...

Our dear friends at Boden are offering 30% off for Black Friday, a few days early.

Joining many other retailers who've thrown caution to the wind, Boden was too excited to wait for Friday to unveil its Black Friday promotion! Boden's offering 30% off your purchase with the code 3Y8N. As always, orders over $49 ship and return for free.

This is a huge promotion by Boden standards! Usually they offer at most 20% off. So if you've been wishlisting anything from their website, this is as good as it gets and I'd suggest going for it. (Within budget and reason of course.)

I recently recapped Boden's Holiday Collection, and made some picks not too long ago. In the spirit of giving, here are 11 more things I really like there at the moment...

1 | Alice High Heel Boot ($208-$228 + 30% off) -- Ideal look, surprisingly comfy. TTS. Also in mid-heel.
2 | Martha Tweed Dress ($208 + 30% off) -- My favorite Boden dress now comes in tweed! Size up.
3 | Gabriella Velvet Dress ($198 + 30% off) -- This one is on its way to me. Hopefully runs TTS!
4 | Zeta Lace Ponte Top ($89 + 30% off) -- Lined in all the right places. TTS.
5 | The Christmas Breton ($55 + 30% off) -- Don't pretend like you don't want one! Or two. Or three.
6 | Long Sleeve Wrap Jersey Top ($59 + 30% off) -- Better for smaller busts. Runs TTS. Very flattering!
7 | Martha Skirt ($108 + 30% off) -- SUCH a great work skirt. I sized up in this, in both colors.
8 | Maude Skirt ($108 + 30% off) -- Love the longer length and beautiful jewel-toned colors. TTS.
9 | Velvet Coat ($208 + 30% off) -- Perhaps a trendy buy, but this is so stunning! Runs large, size down.
10 | Amanda Duffle Coat ($268 + 30% off) -- My favorite duffle coat on the market. TTS.
11 | Pony Bow Shopper ($228 + 30% off) -- A great gift and not actually made from ponies!

What have you bought and loved from Boden recently?

Another great sale that started today lives over at Lucky Brand, where the entire store is 50% off! This somehow includes their leather jackets, like the yummy Derby Jacket ($250 on promo). Dive in!

Much more on the Black Friday deals around the webby world to come.

Madewell goes 25% off sitewide for Black Friday -- now!

Madewell's feeling the holiday cheer a bit early, with 25% off sitewide.

It looks like retailers are feeling extra generous for Black Friday this year, starting promotions early and making them good. Madewell is the latest store to join the party, offering 25% off sitewide with the code THATSALE.

Ahh, Madewell, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

1 | The Transport Weekender ($298 + 25% off) -- get it personalized, keep it forever. Works great with...
2 | The Transport Crossbody ($148 + 25% off) -- now you have the weekend luggage set of your dreams.
3 | The Janice Boot in leather or suede ($218 + 25% off) -- the comfiest boot ever. Size up 1/2 a size.
4 | The Jimi Boot ($298 + 25% off) -- Beautiful, comfortable, just wish it came in wide calf. TTS.
5 | The Bell-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($118 + 25% off) -- featuring a sleeve that's not too belled. TTS.
6 | The Lace-Up Sweater Dress ($128 + 25% off) -- soft, comfy, perfect. TTS.
7 | The Silk Ruffle Dress in Falling Leaves ($155 + 25% off) -- great for warm-weather winters. TTS.
8 | The Classic Cable Pullover Sweater ($70-$98 + 25% off) -- the best cable sweater out there. Runs large.

Madewell also has a pretty kick-ass gift guide. Earlier today we talked about sister store J.Crew, who kicked off a 40% off promo today.

One more Black Friday promo post coming up this afternoon for Boden and Lucky Brand, and I'll start running a list of all the promos tonight...

J. Crew kicks off Black Friday a little early this year!

No time like the present to get your gift shopping on, according to J.Crew!

Many retailers can't wait for Black Friday to begin this year, so they're starting their deals a little early. The best deal so far? J.Crew, which is offering 40% off nearly everything with the code HOLIDAY beginning today! That same HOLIDAY code gets you Free Shipping too, today only! This promo is valid in-store too,  though online is where you'll get the best selection.

I recently did a post with my J.Crew picks, and a coats picks post too. Since then some cute new arrivals have made their debut, so here are my picks today...

1 | Cable Pom-Pom Sweater in Merino Wool ($98) -- adorable, festive and true to size.
2 | Cashmere Lined Leather Tech Gloves ($98) -- these are getting gifted to a few of my friends!
3 | Suede Lace-Up Flats ($160) -- I'm still in love with lace-up shoes, and these are stunning. TTS.
4 | Signet Bag in Italian Leather ($128) -- a huge hit among the J.Crew community, in classic style.
5 | Camisole Pajama Set in Red Plaid ($75) -- just what I want to be wearing Christmas Day morning!
6 | Lace Peplum Top ($88) -- this top is so cute! Wear it with a cropped cardi, a blazer, whatever!
7 | Italian Cashmere Waffle Sweater with Buttons ($268) -- selling very fast in this promo. Drool.
8 | Excursion Quilted Down Vest ($120) -- one for them, maybe one for you too? That's how I roll.
9 | Cashmere Glittens ($68) -- so soft, so much fun to wear!
10 | Velvet Cami ($88) -- one way it's great to wear velvet. In beautiful J.Crew colors  too!
11 | Striped V-Neck Sweater in Cotton Merino Wool ($80) -- pretty much perfect, runs large.
12 | Sadie Flats ($98) -- pick a color, maybe pick all 3! 40% off is a pretty big deal after all.

Will you be partaking in 40% off at J.Crew too? Also today, sister store Madewell launched 25% off for Black Friday (that will get its own post later today), LOFT launched 40% off everything, (this skirt and this one are my faves right now).

2016 Gift Guide: No need to be stumped when Sephora's around

Monday, November 21, 2016

NARS's Liquid Gold Set ($42), one of the many fantastic Christmas and Hanukkah gifts you'll find at Sephora.

For some of my giftees, Christmas shopping is easy. By September I already know what I'm getting them. Then there are other gift recipients who stump me or last minute recipients who propose exchanging gifts after I've made my lists.

For those who stump and those who surprise, Sephora is a godsend. Their plentiful gift section is overflowing with ideas for anyone -- male or female -- with options that are sure to fit your gifting parameters.

Have  friend who loves a little brightness and sparkle? I highly recommend gifting them the Liquid Gold Set ($42), a trio of rose gold highlights with subtle shimmer that sets off an outfit of deep jewel tones perfectly. Other good gift options for sparkle, shimmer and shine are the bareMinerals Let It Glow Set ($39) and the Stila Stay All Day®, Sparkle All Night Set ($39).

Inside, more gift ideas sure to please when it's presents opening time...

Take 25% off tops and get free shipping over $150 at Anthropologie!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Take 25% off the Sigrid Blouse ($128) and other full price tops at Anthropologie, right now!

It's not the surprise Anthro Day weekend I was hoping for, but Anthropologie has launched a new promotion this morning -- most full-price tops are now 25% off with the code LAYERS, and you'll get Free Shipping on orders of $150+ with that same code!

This promo isn't surprising as the tops section is overflowing right now...does anyone else feel that 5 pages of tops is way too much? Especially when the styling ideas in the model shots seem to be "wear this top with jeans! Or pants! Or, ummmm, joggers!!" Along with how many cropped, bell-sleeve, cold-shoulder or off-shoulder tops there are. Too many options, not nearly enough complete layered looks for chilly to cold weather.

That said, of course I have picks anyway! Inside, tops to try or buy and how you might wear them...

Take up to $200 off your J.Crew purchase, today only, online only!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Perhaps a fine, feathery cashmere shell is in order? 
The Italian Cashmere Shell with Feathers ($348) is up to $200 off, today only, on J.Crew's site.

J.Crew is running a spectacular 24-hour sale on their website, featuring tiered discounts on nearly everything (there are exclusions, mysterious until you try to checkout and see the code has not applied).

Here's the deal:
Take $25 off $125+
Take $75 off $250+
Take $200 off $500+

This promotion is valid online only. Some of my favorite gift recommendations, like the Signet Bag ($128) and the Cashmere Waffle Sweater ($268) are sadly excluded but inside are plenty of gift ideas that are not!

Investigating the soft, the cozy and the sparkly at Anthropologie...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Moth's Lace-Up Ribbed Turtleneck ($118) has subtle details and looks oh so cozy!

Anthropologie is starting to unveil December items online in the new arrivals section, and the theme seems to be the sparkly and the cozy. I'm loving it so far! Although we are still combing through a sea of hell no and what were they thinking, at last I'm starting to see some eye-catching designs and highly appealing sweaters like the Lace-Up Ribbed Turtleneck ($118, above).

Right now there is a mix of some items that are making their debut online, like the sweater and Nina Payne Flash Ankle Boots ($314) in the look above and a lot that isn't online yet such as the bag and skirt shown in this look.

Let's take a look at more of the new pretties, inside!

Take 20% off full-priced home items at Anthropologie this weekend!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

The many sizes, colors and shapes of the Etched Mercury Vase ($22-$118),
20% off this weekend!

Anthropologie's latest weekend promo is a gift to all of us who love decorating -- this weekend, take 20% off full-price home items! Ornaments, bedding, furniture, dining, all of that and more are included in the promo! Use the code HAPPYHOST at checkout.

Gift ideas and favorite ornaments and holiday decor, plus other picks, inside!

Investigating Boden's 2016 Holiday collection...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Boden's Holiday Line features some glam like the Selena Lace Ponte Dress ($138, above),
and plenty of reindeer! Lots of Christmas-y things, inside.

Wondering what to wear to that holiday party, or family/friend Christmas get-together? Boden's got you covered with their new Holiday Line, chock full of fanciful delights and oh so many confetti, reindeer, cashmere goodies! From sleek partywear like the Selena Lace Ponte Dress ($138, above) to warm wonders like the Cashmere Crewneck Sweater ($148 to $188), snow can't come fast enough!

Inside, some of my favorites from the newest arrivals...

Anthropologie's sale goes an extra 25% off!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Great news -- Anthropologie's sale is now an extra 25% off!!

Have you been pining for an item or a few in Anthropologie's sale, wishing they were just a bit more wallet-friendly? Today is your lucky day then as their sale has gone an extra 25% off!

What to get, oh what to are some ideas, from items I already have to items I'm about to pick up...
Bettye Muller Bejeweled Ankle Strap Heels (now $220), Style No. 39818141, perfect for holiday
Capri Blue Marbled Glass Candle (now $20-$30), Style No. 39425004, smells like a dream!
Jeffrey Campbell Taggart Booties (now $150), Style No. 35703156, look cool and breathe, TTS
Marcela Ankle Strap Heels (now $100), Style No. 39946470, beautiful for next year too, TTS
Meryl Jacket (now $130), Style No. 4115237981455, runs large, an ideal draping jacket
Mille Sweatshirt (now $60), Style No. 4112346829819, TTS, cute and comfy!
Pilcro Denim Chroma Skirt (now $50), Style No. 4120581483334, runs small, a great fall/winter skirt
Pilcro Denim Skirt (now $50), Style No. 4120581489821, runs small, I wear mine all the time
Pilcro Parallel Mid-Rise Jeans (now $100), Style No. 4122382014608, cute cuffs and great color, TTS
Rosette Quilt (now $170-$190, grey only), Style No. S22607105, if you like this set in grey, get it now!

Will an extra 25% off Anthropologie sale tempt you today?

2016 Gift Guide: What to get him this year, round 1...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Whether as a record player, a music player (via the front AUX input) or a decor piece,
there is no denying that the Crosley Dansette Bermuda USB Vinyl Record Player ($220 or $200 here)
is a thing of beauty.

Around September or so the head-scratching begins for me: What to get my guy this year? More and more we're leaning towards experiences -- a la the Tool concert (set list | photos | more photos) we built a trip to Colorado around a few weeks ago -- but there's something to be said for getting things; the right things, for a guy. From brothers to boyfriends to husbands, fathers, grandfathers, uncles or whoever the men in your life are, nothing tops that moment when they open a gift they truly love and fight to keep the emotion down.

Inside, lots of ideas meant to inspire and spark conversation...what are you getting the men in your life for Christmas and/or Hanukkah this year?

Take 30% off Anthropologie sweaters, today only!!

Have you been eyeing the Sitka Cardigan ($168) for your closet as I have?

Need a little Tuesday pickmeup? Anthropologie has generously decided to make all sweaters 30% off, just for today! Use the code TUESDAY at checkout. This promo is valid both in-store and online, and the fine print says: "Valid on full-price & sale sweaters in stores & online within the sections marked "Sweaters" and "Sale Tops" through 11/8/16 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to Terrain, BHLDN or previously placed orders & cannot be combined with any other offers."

Inside, sweaters I'm deciding between for this promo...