Lady in Red

Did you know that you can make a statement without having to go above and beyond? Sometimes one vibrant, bright color can make all the difference. We chose a scarlet red jacket because 1. it’s a seasonal color 2. this time of year can be dreary 3. it’s removable. Let’s discuss: Everyone goes for gold, silver, grey, beige when it comes to their winter coat, because neutrals go with every outfit. But a red jacket is special and it can really MAKE the outfit, instead of the other way around. Plus – this time of year can be cold, rainy, snowy and dreary. Brighten up your day (and everyone else’s)! Lastly, it’s removable. You could be wearing all black to a dressy event and want that little something extra to make you feel confident. You could be wearing something super casual and feel the need for a little extra color. Or you could be wearing the prettiest dress and need the proper jacket. All-in-all the red coat wins. xx

Christmas Magic

 

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this season/time of year can be particularly sparkly, thus magical. One of our very favorite things is cuddling up next to a roaring fire (Boursin cheese and red wine in hand) and the Michael Buble Pandora station on in the background. Nothing has ever felt so luxurious. So we are inspiring you to find some time in your weekend to channel your inner Christmas magic! String some sparkly lights, light a fire, light that pine candle, snuggle with your bestie and catch up. Delicious! xx

Cyber Monday Deals

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It’s Cyber Monday! This means you can shop for all of the people in your life from the comfort of your own home (or secretly at work)! We’ve rounded up some of our very favorite deals and steals for today to make your shopping excursion much easier. Happy shopping!

Aveda: Free standard shipping with any order and deluxe gift with purchase (a $25 value!) with any $50 purchase; aveda.com

Avon: Free shipping with any order, 20% off purchases of $45 or more and free makeup pouch and eight-piece set with any $60 purchase; avon.com

Bath and Body Works: Take an extra 25% off your entire online order with code CYBERWOAH; bathandbodyworks.com

Bloomingdales: 25% off site wide; bloomingdales.com

Blue Mercury: Spend $100 and get a free $20 gift card; bluemercury.com

Bobbi Brown: Take 20% off any order; bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Kiehl’s: Holiday gift sets and limited edition products; kiehls.com

La Mer:  4-piece Small Miracles Collection with any purchase of $350; cremedelamer.com

Marc Jacobs Beauty: At least five gifts with purchase with code MONDAY; marcjacobsbeauty.com

NARS Cosmetics: 20% off site-wide; narscosmetics.com

Nordstrom: Discounts throughout beauty department including brands like M.A.C, beauty blender and more; nordstrom.com

Sephora: Sneak shopping preview of spring beauty launches; sephora.com

Ulta: ulta.com

Anthropologie: 30% off everything in store and online; anthropologie.com

Crate and Barrel: 15% off full-price items; crateandbarrel.com

Jo Malone: jomalone.com

Joss and Main: Take an extra 30% off with code CYBERDAY; jossandmain.com

Target: 15% off online and in-store; target.com

Wayfair: Mattress blowout from $79.99, bed and bath basics starting at $9.99; wayfair.com

West Elm: Up to 50% off on select items; westelm.com

Exciting stuff!

Monday Motivation

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Hello friends!

We hope you had a delicious and relaxing long weekend! After the stuffing and the turkey and the shopping and the catching up with relatives, it’s safe to say we are all probably a little tired and full this morning. This can lead to crankiness—at work and in life! Yuck! So let’s change up that energy, shall we? Today we are reminding you that you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to! If you are feeling yucky, negative, sad or overwhelmed, take a step back, take a deep breathe and remind yourself that you will get through it. Once you change the way you look at the situation, the situation will change. Much love. xx

Scenes For A Cozy Weekend

 

T-G-I-F! Right?

It’s been a long week. Like a reeeallly long week, so this weekend is very, very welcome. Don’t you love how businesses and homes are decorated for the holidays? Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! How did this happen? Life moves way too fast, we swear. In order to get in the holiday spirit, we’ve rounded up some screenshots of what we hope our weekend looks like. Coffee and breakfast in bed, warm sweaters, twinkly lights and fresh blooms. Tell us – what are you weekend plans? We hope it’s warm, cozy and relaxing! xx

Navy Blue, We Love You

Navy blue is DEFINITLEY the color the season. Muted purples and greens are definitley at play, but navy blue has made a statement in many, many ways. Not only will you see navy in suede booties, but in faux fur jackets, skater skirts, sheath dresses and now—interiors! And we have to mention how lovely it looks. It’s a total statement piece that commands the attention of the room. Adding accent pieces like neutral throws, multi-color art and pastel pink furniture, makes the room comforting, beautiful and modern. We love, love, love. xx

The Bootie Debacle

 

Booties can be tough to style, so we’re here to give you a few tips. Booties come in all different styles, shapes and textures. We plan to post a few times on how to style them with assorted bottoms, but today we zeroed in on tights (and two skinny black pants). Booties can either cut off your leg line or lengthen and define it. Many of these women opted for slimming black tights and pants and paired them with booties (with skinny and chunky heels, leather and suede) and you can tell that they all work! We highly suggest opting for a darker tight and a darker color booty to really accentuate your legs and make you look long, lean and smooth! Choosing a lighter leather or cognac bootie would pair better with assorted jeans, but when paired with a dark tight it can look disjointed and unflattering. We’ll be back soon with a jean/booty pairing post! Until then – happy heel shopping! xx

Wednesday Wisdom

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Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week 🙂 It’s such a a great feeling.

Today’s wisdom is a simple reminder that can apply to so. many. things.

Bruises come and go, but a tattoo is permanent. Meaning that if you make a mistake, if you’re feeling less than, if you haven’t progressed or you failed at something, it’s time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again! Failure can be permanent if we let it. If we let the negativity eat us up and consume our thoughts and emotions. Instead, use failure as a lesson. The next time you approach a situation or project you will have learned from the past and you’ll be able to attack it a different way. xx

Bedside Chic

 

It’s always fun to spruce up nooks and crannies around the house. Take for instance – your bedside! It’s such a small space, but can be very important. Not only does it need to be versatile and realistic, but chic and cute! It holds everything from current novels, to reading glasses, your phone, a vase with flowers, tissues—perhaps a candle? There is so much potential. We found a few of our favorite bedside options and with the hopes that it will inspire you to change up your bedroom interior! xx

Happy Election Day!

Can you believe this day is finally here? We certainly can’t! It’s been a long, hard, controversial road and today is Election Day. We have rounded up some patriotic street style in hopes of inspiring you to get out and VOTE today! Regardless of the outcome, today is a historic day in the United States. xx

Share with us what you decided to wear to vote using the hashtag #kylealexandra! Red, white and blue for the win. #Vote