Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Guide: For Her

Whether you're looking to shop for a mom, a friend or a significant other, this list is for you! I tried to do a rounded balance of gifts that make her feel pampered, and gifts that make her feel ready to take on the world! The spa tower and cat robe would be a perfect match, as well as the tote and notebook! Combinations are endless ;)

Shop these picks and more here:

Who in your life would love these gifts?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday Sales 2016

Here we go guys. Is everyone ready? Get ready!!

ASOS: 30% off everything, code "THANKFUL30"
Baublebar: 35% off everything, code "VIP35"
Devon Maryn: 30% off site wide, code "DMHOLIDAY30"
Francesca's: 30% off everything
HM: 20% off plus free shipping, code "5188"
ILY Couture: 25% off everything, code "GIFT25"
J.Crew: 40% off everything (WHAT!!), code "HOLIDAY"
J. Crew Factory: 50-60% off everything, prices as marked
Kate Spade: 30% off your purchase, code "THANKFUL"
Madewell: 25% off your entire order, code "THATSALE"
Nordstrom: select savings up to 40% off site wide
Out Of Print Clothing: 30% off site wide
Shopbop: up to 25% off with code "GOBIG16"

I'll be updating this post as I find more sales! Have a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gift Guide: Kids

I think kids may be my favorite people to buy for. Seriously. They have the most fun items on their lists and who doesn't love buying toys!? Maybe my opinion will change when I'm a parent, but for all the way! I had a ton of fun putting this guide together. Like way too much fun. I kind of want some of these for myself. Just making sure my inner kid stays alive, ya know? ;)

Shop these and more picks below:

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bell Sleeve Turtleneck

This is seriously my new favorite outfit. I snagged the sweater, jeans and booties back during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I am SO glad I did! I didn't know how much I would love the bell sleeve trend in a sweater until I tried it on. Such a fun little feature! And these jeans, guys. Most comfortable pair of jeans I own. Throw them all together, and I now have an outfit that I am going to wear far too often. Whoops.

sweater:  Leith // jeans:  Joe's Jeans // shoes: Dolce Vita ( similar,  similar) // purse:  Who What Wear x Target // hat: Jack + Lucy c/o ( similar) // sunglasses: Nich Boutique ( similar

What's your favorite way to do the bell sleeve trend?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Top 3 Pumpkin Cupcake Recipes

The season for baking with pumpkin is almost over, so I thought I'd share three of my favorite pumpkin cupcake recipes that I've made this fall! They're family, friend and work approved, so I know they're good ones. ;) They're all pretty easy to make, and would be perfect to whip up for any Thanksgiving festivities this coming week.

1. Pumpkin Molasses Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Buttercream- seriously delicious and amazing! Sounds super fancy while still be easy to make.

2. Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting- the perfect marriage of chocolate and pumpkin! 

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes- may be my favorite one! Instead of doing the sauce in the recipe, I whipped up some Salted Caramel Kahlua Whipped Cream for the top! (Super easy to do. Just put whipping cream in a mixer with a whisk attachment and whisk until soft peaks form. Then add powdered sugar and Salted Caramel Kahlua until you like the taste!)

Let me know if you try them out! Happy baking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Okay, tis the season for gift guides! I actually love putting these together every year. It's such a fun way to see what is out there, and to get a little shopping done while I'm at it ;) I'm starting off with a gift guide for stocking stuffers! Smaller presents, but still so much fun! Also the perfect list to use when you're part of a Secret Santa/White Elephant, and need some ideas on what to get. 

gift guide stocking stuffers

Shop these and more below:

Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nordstrom Fall Clearance

Have you heard yet? Nordstrom is having it's fall clearance event right now! And there are some amazing markdowns happening. I've rounded up some of my favorites in each of the main categories, and I am going to have to actively stop myself from buying it all! It is definitely worth taking a look through everything available. The sale only lasts through Sunday the 13th!

Happy shopping! ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Octer: Unique Shopping Experience

This post is sponsored by Octer. All opinions and views are my own, as usual.

I was recently introduced to the website  Octer, and I'm pretty much obsessed. This is how they describe themselves: "Octer is a unique marketplace of the biggest US stores where you can shop departments or shop by store. From fashion to gadgets we instantly compare thousands of brands and show you the nearest matches; so you'll always get the perfect style & price and discover products from stores you hadn’t considered before."

So, they put everything onto  one website, sort it into categories for you, and you can find exactly what you're looking for. It's basically an online mall, where you get to shop all the stores while staying in your comfies and drinking some wine. 
Can you imagine how easy Christmas shopping will be when everything you need to buy comes from one website? PLUS, (yes, there's more) they have an easy to use app, to help you shop on the go. They're all about ease over there, and I'm loving it. 

Their categories range from  fashion, to  home goods, and even to  food and drink
I'm definitely bookmarking the  beauty gift set page for gift giving and the  women's fashion page for myself ;)

Have you used Octer before? What do you love about it?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Draper James Lucky You Sale

In case you're way behind and haven't heard yet, Reese Witherspoon started her own clothing store called Draper James. And it is pretty darn amazing and cute. Unfortunately for anyone on a budget though, it's also on the expensive side. 
BUT, right now they're having a pretty epic sale. That ends TODAY. We're talking up to 75% off here. There are a ton of pieces in the sale. Things for summer, things for fall, things for your house. I apologize in advance for how much you're going to want. Seriously, insert a million heart eyes emojis here. Happy shopping! ;)

What's your favorite piece in the sale?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Gingham and Loafers

I am someone who absolutely loves fall. Bring on pumpkin treats and Halloween fun! The only problem is when it is the middle of October and we're still having days where it is way too hot to be wearing pants, let alone a sweater. So this is the outfit I turn to during those days. I still try to bring in elements of fall dressing (loafers, black gingham, scarf), without overheating the moment I step outside. I am loving the neck scarf trend way more than I ever thought I would, and definitely want to continue it into sweater season. Also, these loafers are seriously the most comfortable pair I've ever owned. WIN. 

shirt:  Maison Jules // skirt: Old Navy ( similar) // scarf: Chico's ( similar,  similar) // purse: Kate Spade ( similar) // sunglasses: Nich Boutique ( similar) // shoes:  Via Spiga // lipstick:  Wet N Wild Pinkerbell

How do you dress for fall when it is still so warm outside?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Floral Midi Dress

I have to admit, I never thought I'd be one to wear a midi dress. I had only tried on a couple before, and they always cut me weird. Enter this beauty. I decided to try it on during the anniversary sale at Nordstrom, and I immediately fell in love. Maybe it's the high slit, maybe it's the perfect color? Not sure, but it's my new favorite and I definitely plan on wearing it throughout fall. (with a cute jacket and booties of course!)
Also, this is my last set of pictures from my trip to Charleston (sad face). Guess that just means I have to go again soon! Rainbow Row totally exceeded my expectations. So many gorgeous homes, in every color! I could've stayed there all day (if it hadn't been for the humidity).

dress: Leith // purse: Sole Society (similar) // shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar, similar) // sunglasses: Loft (similar) // bracelets: Charming Charlie (similar, similar)

How do you feel about midi dresses?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekly Roundup

one: I absolutely love videos of SNL cast members breaking characters. So when I found  this supercut, I just knew I had to share! Dare you not to laugh!

two:  16 natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime. Oh my goodness. SO pretty! Who wants to take a trip with me?

three:  Literally just 19 hilarious tweets from Anna Kendrick. She is my favorite person and I want to be BFFs with her immediately.

four:  J.Crew Factory is having an amazing sale right now! 40-60% off of everything until the 19th! Get shopping!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Pink

Coming back with another look from the Blog Societies Conference in Charleston! I found this bright pink Lilly dress and knew it would be perfect for the trip. I kept it neutral with the accessories since the dress was so bright, but I think my pearl Kendra Scott earrings were the perfect touch!
(Also, funny story about these pictures. We had planned to take pictures at the Pineapple Fountain, but is was so hot and there were a ton of kids playing in it. So we ended up just walking down a random street, and ended up with these. Just proves that all the streets are gorgeous in Charleston!)

*photos by  Allie Provost*

dress: Lilly Pulitzer (same shapesimilar style // purse: Lilly Pulitzer (similar// shoes: Target (similar) // sunglasses: Ray Ban // bracelets: H&M (similar), Nordstrom // earrings: Kendra Scott

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Polka Dot Dress & the #TBSCon Welcome Party

Well, hello there! It's been quite a while. Is it possible to make mid year resolutions? I think mine needs to be more dedication to my blog. Working night shift and picking up extra shifts like crazy has completely thrown me off my game. But it's crazy how much I miss blogging, especially after attending this years Blog Societies conference!

I was expecting a lot from the conference, and I have to say, it completely blew me away. I learned SO much (my note taking nerd self was out in full force), and I was just trying to soak up as much as I could. And then there were all the amazing people I got to meet. The people behind the brands who sponsored the conference couldn't have been more amazing. And finally getting to meet some of my best blogger friends? Absolutely WONDERFUL! Let me tell you guys, the bloggers at this conference were some of the sweetest people on earth. And all my southern gals had me saying "y'all" in every other sentence by the end of the week. 

This look was for the first night, aka the Vera Bradley Welcome Party. This Maison Jules dress was an easy pick (thanks to my Mom finding it), and it seemed to be a hit with everyone else as well! I am a sucker for twirly skirts, and this one has a perfect twirl! 

*photos by Allie Provost*

dress: Maison Jules ( different print) // shoes: Report // purse: Francesca's ( similar) // earrings: Kate Spade // sunglasses: Loft

Be sure to stay tuned for more posts from the conference!

Who likes twirly skirts as much as I do?

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