Weekend deals around the webby world...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Free People is offering 50% off select sale styles until 9 PM Friday.

It's New Year's weekend and I'm reveling in the retail goodness that is after-Christmas sales! Inside, the best deals and steals you can grab this weekend...

Coat crazy...

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I am just as excited about Anthropologie's new coats as you are, Cadre Knit Military Jacket ($128) model!
Shown with: Top | Pants

Anthropologie's January 2017 new arrivals are starting to leak online and it looks like we might be getting a full catalogue, which is exciting in and of itself to this January baby but even more so are all the cute coats that seem to be appearing too!

I can't tell if Anthro's been holding out on us strategically because of winter's late arrival or if it was no strategy at all. Either way, my wishlist just exploded with 12 new coats on it! What are they? Find out inside...

Boden takes further sale cuts!

The Silvia Dress (now $69 to $111) in Slate Blue Floral Small Spot works perfectly with
the Wave Mid-Heel Court Pumps (now $74 to $118). And a cute guy.

Boden has marked down its sale even further, with some items now 60% off! I've had great luck with them recently and wanted to share some of the items I've ordered that worked out great for me and as gifts for the holiday...

Checking in with Anthro's Tag Sale Home & Beauty goodies...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Raised Bloom Measuring Cups (now $25 + 40% off) are the perfect addition to any baker's kitchen.

The clothing and accessories in Anthropologie's Tag Sale aren't the only delights -- the home and beauty sections have plenty of goodies worth a second look too! With an extra 40% off sale items are selling out and popping back quickly so the hunt is a new adventure each day. Although furniture and some holiday decor are excluded the sale includes lots of fun items that brighten up any home or self-care collection.

Inside, some of my favorites...

What have you gotten in Anthropologie's Tag Sale so far?

The Eve Velvet Blazer (now $80 + 40% off) and the Laced High-Neck Blouse (now $90 + 40% off)
are two of the delights in Anthropologie's Tag Sale, featuring an extra 40% off with code TAGTIME.

My sale plundering continues with a second look at Anthropologie's Tag Sale, where code TAGTIME gets us an extra 40% off sale. I'm curious community, what have you gotten so far and did you love it or return it?

Inside, what I've ordered and the goodies that have popped back online...

Hunting Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale for Deals...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It's one of my favorite times of the shopping year; Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale is here!

There are deals to be had all over the place right now and part of the shopping game becomes deciding which sales to shop. Each year a portion of my spending money goes towards the very fun to shop Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale! From boots to clothing to bags and beauty this sale has a bit of everything that I want and love.

Here are some of my wishlist items for the sale this time around:
1 | The Hinge Canton Over the Knee Boot (now $100) is such a steal now!
2 | The Børn Poly Riding Boot (now $180) comes in regular or wide calf, and looks great in either width.
3 | It isn't often that you can get an over-the-knee boot for under $150, but right now the Vince Camuto 'Melaya' Over the Knee Boot (now $120) are the pair to get! I love mine so.
4 | It's only available in limited sizes, but the Sam Edelman Bernadette Over the Knee Boot (now $190) is a stunning black OTK boot.
5 | Beauty collections are total steals right now too. I love the Estée Lauder 'Pure Color Envy' Color Collection (now $171) which has everything you could ever need...
6 | ...and the Lancôme Le Parisian Warm Beauty Box (now $48) which is great for anyone who loves warm neutral tones...
7 | ...and also the Bobbi Brown 'Bobbi's Beauty Book' Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette (now $72) which on sale and preorder at the same time. It has just the right amount of sparkle on an otherwise subtle palette.
8 | The Kate Spade Saffiano Leather 13-Inch Laptop Bag (now $200) is a beautiful laptop bag, or general work bag!
9 | Although dwindling in sizes, the Kate Spade Marcellina (now $197) is on sale!
10 | I looooooove the Toms 'Leila' Bootie and two variations are on sale: black wool (now $90) and dark grey suede (now $49).

What kind of steals have you gotten during Nordstrom's sale? Or are you still in a bit of a holiday hangover?

Take an extra 50% off at J.Crew and an extra 30% off at Madewell!

Mmmm, J.Crew sale is pretty yummy today!

After being down most of the day yesterday, J.Crew and Madewell's websites are offering a spectacular apology today -- at J.Crew, sale is an extra 50% off with code THEBEST! And at Madewell, sale is an extra 30% off with code BIGSALE! J.Crew's promo is today only.

This is the beginning of the markdown season and it's just the kind of sale I love to see. As expected, after being nearly barren of merchandise just before Christmas both websites have restocked nicely.

Inside, some wonderful website markdown picks...

Presented in pictures: Take an extra 40% off all Free People Sale styles -- two days only!!!

Monday, December 26, 2016

I've never seen Free People discount this much -- sale is now an extra 40% off, for two days only!

Looking to add some boho to your closet? Free People is giving you a special chance to do just that with an extra 40% off sale, today and tomorrow only. No code required; discount applies at checkout.

Inside, some of the best deals and steals available during this special event...

Banana Republic sale goes 60% off!!

It's time to save, big time, at Banana Republic!

The cavalcade of post-Christmas sales has begun and it may be hard to beat the deal at Banana Republic today: sale is an extra 60% off! No code required; discount applies at checkout. This deal runs through today only.

From pretty date night dresses like the Shoulder Embellished Dress (now $111 + 60% off) to perfect work items like the Pleat Neck Flannel Dress (now $104 + 60% off), there are major deals to be had today.

Of course with a sale like this items are selling out quickly, but here are 8 other great items in the sale, in-stock as of this writing:
1 | Another work-ready dress I really like is the Herringbone Flannel Peplum Dress (now $90 + 60% off) in grey.
2 | Although certainly not winter-ready, throw a big faux fur coat on over the Bow Back Dress (now $96 + 60% off), also in grey, and you're ready to hit the town! With a blazer over it this dress is also perfect for the office.
3 | The Dillon-Fit Ruffle Cuff Flannel Shirt (now $40 + 60% off) looks great peeking out from under sweaters.
4 | The Italian Cashmere Blend Button-Back Vee (now $75 + 60% off) is soft and looks equally cute coming and going.
5 | Beautiful color awaits you with the Faux Fur Collar Coat (now $279 + 60% off).
6 | The Faux-Shearling Trim Coat (now $230 + 60% off) is shearling, and that's all I need to know!
7 | How pretty are the Linear Drop Earrings (now $41 + 60% off)?
8 | Looking for a cute going-out bag? I adore the Envelope Micro Metallic Shoulder Bag (now $78 + 60% off)! Also in purple microsuede.

If sale stuff isn't appealing to you, Banana Republic is also offering 40% off full-price merchandise. Use the code BRHOLIDAY. You can find out about more sales in yesterday's post -- many of the sales listed are still running today!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and sales to shop around the webby world!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Anthropologie's semi-annual Tag Sale kicked off yesterday with an extra 40% off sale. Code: TAGTIME.

Happy First Day of Hanukkah everyone! And Merry Christmas too! I've already got 4 gift cards burning a hole in my pocket and I'm delighted to put them to good use during the many holiday sales going on right now.

Inside, the best deals around the webby world right now like Anthropologie's Tag Sale, which I covered in this post yesterday.

Anthropologie's Winter Tag Sale has begun!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ready? Set? Tag Sale time!!

Anthropologie's semi-annual Tag Sale has kicked off, which means tons of fresh sale markdowns and an extra 40% off sale with the code TAGTIME! Unlike previous years when Anthropologie did smaller cuts with the extra % off, this year everything has been marked down the usual 40-60% before the code is applied -- hooray!

There are so many amazing deals to be had in the fresh cuts section!

Inside, some of the sale highlights...

Santa, bring me some sales!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

I love the science geeky feel of the 22 Vial Spice Block Set ($180), and I'm hoping it's on sale come Dec. 26th.

My boyfriend, Mom and I braved the mall today to wrap up our Christmas and Hanukkah shopping. Safely back home alive with all our presents and wrapping in tow (and many wrapped up in super pretty boxes and bows!) I'm starting to make my post-Christmas wishlist. There are a bunch of things I saw out and about that I hope go on sale come the 26th (or even the 25th!) so I can pick them up.

Take the 22 Vial Spice Block Set ($180, above). In real life the vials themselves are not very big -- it's certainly more a sampler set than anything. But I so adore the sciencey-geeky feeling of it; it makes me excited to cook with all those spices! I got one to gift to my friend who just finished grad school with a chemistry degree...and I'm hoping that after Christmas I can pick one up for myself too. From the same store I'd love to also grab the Jacobsen Salt Co. Set of 6 Vials with Holder ($40) or the Jacobsen Salt Co. Vial Set, Set of 6 ($35).

Inside, a few more things I've already got in my online carts to grab if the post-Christmas sales are good enough...

Some last-minute gift ideas...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Get those last-minute gifts, and perhaps a New Year's Eve outfit too!

There's just a few days til Hanukkah and Christmas, and my last-minute shopping has been honed to a fine point! At this point most online retailers are no longer promising Christmas delivery (though with overnight shipping it's a possibility!)...but if you have family members or friends who can wait a few extra days to receive their packages or are now on to looking for stuff for yourself or for New Year's Eve, there are such fabulous deals to be had.

Take the J.Crew family of stores. Right now J.Crew Factory is offering 40% off new arrivals and 50% off everything else -- no code required. Their fabulous gift guide is highly inspirational too! Whether it's inspiration for a trip to the store you seek, a little push into a last-minute order or just a gentle take on some wishlist fodder, inside great picks from Factory, J.Crew and Madewell too.

Three degrees of New Year's Eve...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seeing fireworks on New Year's Eve? Or bringing them, in the Carnival Dress ($242).

Even if your New Year's Eve plans involve staying home there's no reason why you can't bring a little glitz to the proceedings! Who better than Free People, with its many multitudes of sparkle and glam?

Whether it's a night on the town you want to be super sparkly for or a party where you just want a little shine, inside I've gathered up some great pieces and divided them into three categories...

Anthropologie makes its best gifts 30% off!

You can still order from Anthropologie, use standard shipping, and get your gifts by Christmas!

Thanks to retailers and shipping/logistics vendors working ever more closely together, there is still time to order via standard shipping from Anthropologie and get your items in time for Hanukkah and Christmas! Which is great news because they just put all their best gifts at 30% off!

Some items are therefore the same percentage off that they were yesterday but now some have increased their % off by another 10%. Inside, some of my favorites that if you haven't gotten yet, you still can through tomorrow in time for Christmas...

The best pre-Christmas deals to shop now

Monday, December 19, 2016

LOFT is offering 40% off everything with the code FESTIVE40!

Still doing Christmas or Hanukkah shopping? (No judgement, I will be too right up til the last second.) Or perhaps you've moved on to thinking about New Year's Eve. Retailers are happy to entice us with amazing deals right now that are probably going to go away for a bit right after Christmas -- so those gift cards go towards full price items rather than discounts.

What are the best sales right now? Find out, inside...

Stocking stuffer ideas

Add a little extra pretty to their stockings, like the Paisley Hair Comb ($98 + 30% off).

With holiday shopping just about done for me, it's the little details that remain like stocking stuffers. I'm looking around my favorite retailers' sites for inspiration and ideas (and sales too!). Most retailers can still make it to our door before Christmas/Hanukkah morning.

With that in mind, here are some ideas to fill up their stocking with delightful goodies.

1 | For my boyfriend's mom, I was thinking some pretty hair accessories would be a lovely stocking find! Most of my favorites come from Anthropologie and are 30% off right now, like the Paisley Hair Comb ($98 + 30% off, above), the Constellation Bobby Pin Set ($34 + 30% off), the Olive Branch Hair Clip ($38 + 30% off), the Firework Bobby Pin Set ($48 + 30% off), the Plume Hair Comb ($108 + 30% off) and the Orchid Bobby Pin Set ($198). Or maybe the cute Prism Bun Pin ($20) is the way to go.
2 | Socks are made fun of as a stocking stuffer, but people around my age (early 30s) will totally delight in finding leg warmers in theirs! The Pirouette Leg Warmer ($38) and Chambers Wrap Legwarmer ($38) get my vote. And for anyone that does pilates, yoga, barre or ballet, the Namaste Yoga Sock ($16) is an ideal gift.
3 | Lipstick is another great treat to drop in a stocking, especially this one (which is 20% off). Or treat them to a double-sided lip delight -- the Rose Gold/Fig is the best of those color combos! Or get them a whole set in a cute mini bag, now on sale.
4 | A small candle is cute, but a small candle that smells like a dessert delight is even better!
5 | Let's be practical for a moment -- everyone owns devices and everyone needs to wipe down their screen occasionally. These travel wipes are ideal for rescuing a phone from salad dressing splash or just cleaning off schmutz. Or get them a small bottle and wipe that they can keep in their home.
6 | Help them get ready for a New Year's celebration with these adorable Fete Confetti Crackers ($14/6).
7 | Give them their favorite letter of the alphabet in the elegant Monogram Pendant Necklace ($38 + 30% off), the multi-chained Initial Script Necklace ($44 + 30% off) or the Leather Monogram Pouch ($38 + 30% off).
8 | This trio of fragrances looks beautiful and smells great on, too.
9 | Anyone would be happy to find an Urban Decay palette in their stocking!
10 | These Fest Aviators ($55 + 25% off) might be the best sunglasses ever.

Take up to 30% off and get Free Shipping at Anthropologie this weekend!!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Get your gift shopping on with up to 30% off at Anthropologie this weekend.
Accessories like the Cocktail Party Earring Set ($58/each) are 30% off.

Believe it or not, for web retailers it's the last shopping weekend before Christmas! (Because of the way the calendar lined up this year, by next weekend the 25th will be here.) So everyone's bringing forward their best deal.

At Anthropologie, that means 30% off clothing, shoes and accessories and 20% off home and beauty! There is also Free Shipping on orders of $100+ (except for furniture, which still has the $149 delivery charge). No code required for either promo -- they reflect in your cart.

Inside, ideas, ideas, ideas...

Evening delight: A grabbable gift at Anthropologie, 20% off tonight only!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug ($10) is a visual delight in addition to being a good mug.

Whether filled with goodies or on their own, mugs a are a small gift that make a big smile spread across faces! Tonight only Anthropologie is offering 20% off select full price mugs (no code required, discount reflects in cart). I purchased the Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug ($10, above) in my boyfriend's and my first name initials as a housewarming present for our new apartment. This is in addition to their 40% off select merchandise promo that is also today only -- details here.

For gifts, I like to stuff them with treats, or confetti, or k-cups or tea as the situation calls for. Not all mugs are included in this promo but inside a few that are and well worth adding to someone's collection. Maybe yours? Oh, and there's Free Shipping on orders of $100+ too!

Can you help me find this adorable pillow for my new apartment?

That moment when you realize your pillow assortment is incomplete without this cute fox in your life.
And on your couch.

Community, can you help me? BF and I have settled on a color palette for our new apartment (here it is for anyone curious) and we're starting to fill in our decor gaps with a few things. We'd picked out a beautiful assortment of pillows for our sectional but one of the pillows, the adorable fox above that looks just like our little dog Cinnamon has sold out from under our noses!

It must still be in stock somewhere because the colorway shows up on the website but after searching at least 20 different zipcodes I can't find a single store that appears to have it within a 100 miles of that store search.

If you live near a Target that happens to have this pillow in stock, and would be willing to purchase it and send it to me (paid back fully of course!) please email me. I'm hoping the community can help me find a needle in this haystack.

These are the other pillows in our assortment: Pelotas Throw Pillow in Deep Blue ($24-$32) | IKAT Print Throw Pillow in navy ($24) | Cotton Luster Velvet Pillow Cover in dusty blush ($29) | Cream Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow ($17) | Ryder Bike Pillow ($19) | Hanukkah Celebration Throw Pillow in blue ($42) all on our 6-piece Tillary Sectional in feather grey chenille tweed

What throw pillows are living on your couch right now?

Blink and you might miss Anthropologie's latest promotion!

Which color of the Pommed Winterland Beanie ($48 + 40% off) shall I gift? Perhaps all of them?

Here today, gone tomorrow: that's the fine print of Anthropologie's latest promotion, which is 40% off hats, gloves, scarves and sweaters too! No code required, discount reflects in your cart. Also, spend $100+ on anything and you'll get Free Shipping! There are plenty of cute options with tons of stock still to choose from.

Inside, what's great to gift and even better to receive from this promo.

Get all your winter needs filled with 50% off here and other promo updates around the webby world...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Loving the bold graphical qualities of the Herringbone Sweater (now $40).

LOFT for one knows it's cold outside and invites you to stock your winter closet with 50% off full-price sweaters, outerwear and cold weather accessories! No code needed for this one, discount applies at checkout.

Right now LOFT has a ton of cute designs to choose from. Inside, some of my favorites from this promo including the Herringbone Sweater (now $40, above) which looks equally great over skirts, leggings and jeans.

Anthropologie has a trio of 30% off promos!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Printed Sherpa Robe ($168) looks absolutely divine.

Pajamas, robes and chemises are so important this time of year; they remind me of the holidays and all the fun family and friendship events that take place around them! I've waited all day to share this post because in my morning hazy delight before I'd fully woken up, I thought the first of Anthropologie's trio of promos was 30% off all sleepwear and slippers. When I noticed many items not showing the discount I figured I'd hold the post back til they fixed the issue...

...only to realize this evening as I'm sharper that the promo is only 30% off select sleepwear and slippers...which...oh. Boo. And of course none of the promo items are that tempting to me (probably because there are only like 12 out of 2 pages of product). But I'd already written this lovely post featuring all of the pretty Anthropologie sleepwear I'm in love with so here it is anyway...but keep in mind these items are all excluded from the promo...sorry about that. Perhaps add them to the wishlist for now in anticipation of the next sitewide promo?

I promise the rest of the post after these pretties features stuff that's actually on promo, the other two 30% off promos at Anthro right now to be specific!

It's the last day to enjoy your Sephora loyalty reward!!

Check your email, Sephora Beauty Insiders! There's a $15 off, $20 off, or $25 off coupon waiting for you
and today is the last day to use it!

From stocking stuffers to Secret Santa exchanges to bountiful beauty and grooming gifts, Sephora is one of my oft-visited stops for Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Right now, Sephora is running a loyalty thank you promotion: Beauty Insiders get $15 off a $50+ purchase, VIBs get $20 off a $50+ purchase and VIB Rouges get $25 off a $50+ purchase via a one-time use code sent to your registered email address.

While I always wish for a percentage off my entire purchase this is a very nice loyalty thank you! I ended up using mine on Chanel's Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette ($92) for my boyfriend.

Looking for some beauty inspiration? Here are 10 other gifts I've picked up at Sephora for gifts or asked for myself:
1 | The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ($14) is a great Secret Santa gift or stocking stuffer -- the rose gold/fig is by far the best of the duos!
2 | I'm a big fan of Urban Decay's Naked3 ($54) palette myself...
3 | ...though Naked2 ($54) is great for winter and...
4 | ...Naked Smoky ($54) is awesome for anyone you know who loves her nights out on the town.
5 | I'd be remiss if I didn't mention NARS's incredible Audacious Lipsticks ($32) here. Fanny (bottom row, 4th from left) as a base layer and Claudia (second row down from top, far left) on top make a great color combination and the reverse application gives a slightly richer, warmer tone.
6 | Speaking of NARS, if your skin is dry for winter the 1-2-3 punch of their Multi-Action Hydrating Toner ($32)...
7 | ...followed by their Optimal Brightening Concentrate ($74 and worth every penny)...
8 | ...finished with the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer ($60) will entirely change the livelihood of your facial skin in two weeks. I have not looked back from my regimen 2 years ago -- my skin is soft, moisturized and glowing in ways it never was in the first 30 years of my life.
9 | The Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Rollerball Trio ($49) is a thoughtful and whimsical gift!
10 | But if you have to choose just one rollerball to give, I'd make it Chloe ($28).

Want even more ideas? I covered many of the best Sephora Gift Sets in a wide range of prices in this recent post! What Sephora products do you love and recommend?

Checking in with J.Crew...

J.Crew seems to be having so much fun this holiday season and it's hard not to get caught up in that uplifting holiday shopping spirit! Promo after promo helps too of course. Right now J.Crew cardholders get a special perk: 40% off the best gifts ever (according to J.Crew), 30% off everything else, and an extra 50% off sale.

What's this promo tempting me with? The answers, inside...

What will you do if these aren't waiting under your tree or menorah???

Monday, December 12, 2016

These people look so happy! Probably because they are wearing comfy moccasin slippers.

As I sink into the delightful mad frenzy of my holiday shopping halfway point, I'm still looking to come up with as many creative ideas as possible for gifts.

Last week inspiration struck me in the form of cold feet. Literally. Our new apartment is wonderful and has beautiful light-colored wide-plank hardwood floors that are cold as all heck each night! I found myself wishing for new slippers and when I started looking at the design options I noticed I kept getting drawn to the moccasin slippers. They look so soft and fuzzy and comfy, all necessities for cold winters!

I ended up purchasing these LL Bean beauties for myself before looking around to see what other options are out there for gifting purposes. From my Mom to my boyfriend's parents to friends and extended family, moccasins are totally on the buying list this year. I can only wonder what people who don't get them will be thinking come December 25th. Shudder.

Inside, some of my favorites. Think all moccasin slippers look the same? Oh my dear, how wrong you are...

Everything is better in velvet, including shoes...

Natalie Off-Duty agrees that velvet shoes are a most wonderful thing.
Especially these pink ones.

Ahhhh velvet, one material I'm happy to see is back on-trend. As a kid nothing made me happier than winter's chill and getting to unpack my special holiday velvet dresses, one of which I apparently insisted to wearing to two weddings and seven holiday parties as a child, if my Mom's stories are to be believed.

These days I still love velvet though I find that rather than velvet dresses, it's velvet shoes that I adore! Wear them with jeans, or midi skirts, or dresses that hit just below the knee. And there are oh so many beautiful options. Inside, I've gathered up a bunch of my favorites.

Anthropologie has fresh markdowns for a snowy/rainy Monday morning!

Depending on where you are in the country this morning you may be waking up to snow or rain, but no matter where you are in the USA or Canada new Anthropologie sale markdowns are here! There is also Free Shipping on all orders -- no code required, today only!

Here are a few items that immediately jumped out at me:
Alba Moda Cotteridge Booties (now $120), Style No. 40124885
Crane Cardigan (now $100), Style No. 4114382327885
Eyelash Sweater Dress (now $100), Style No. 4130089862980
Farylrobin Pacco Riding Boots (now $130),Style No. 40167371
Laced Betten Sweater (now $50), Style No. 4114352951235
Lace-Line Tee (now $40), Style No. 4112346383412 -- I own this tee in every color now. TTS.
Lien.Do by Seychelles Coimbra Booties (now $110), Style No. 39669932
Pommed Lodge Beanie (now $30), Style No. 40205197
Wintertide Reversible Poncho (now $70), Style No. 39923313
Zharah Peasant Dress (now $80), Style No. 4130084324216

Sale shopping or perhaps new arrivals with free shipping? Full price boots & booties are still 30% off, and today only all monogram gifts are 20% off. What's your choice this morning?

Presented in Pictures, Gifts & Things to Buy with 25% off at Sundance (and other great deals around the webby world this weekend)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Instant outfit? The Irish Rose Cardigan ($158) looks great with the Arctic Sun Hat ($78)
and Fiona Convertible Mittens (now $44).

Sundance Catalog is having one of its rare promotions this weekend! Now through Monday at 11:30 MT, you can take 25% off your $100+ order using the code SMF25N! This code works in the outlet too!

Inside, presented entirely in photos, pretty things this code can get you(and a quick look at some other great deals this weekend)...

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! UPDATE whoops I'm not thinking with all my brain cells, this item is excluded because it's not clothing! But at $12 it's such a deal anyway...
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.

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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.

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...