Gift Guide: For Her

Who doesn’t love gifting the one’s you love with something special? Gifts should be items that the person would never buy for themselves. They should be thoughtful, because don’t you want them to be put to good use? Here are some random, albeit thoughtful ideas for gifting your mom, sister, best friend, female boss, etc.:

  1. Accent Items: Women love to add accents to their living spaces. Think: Candles, soaps, flowers, ring dishes, coffee table books and knick knacks. These types of gifts rarely go above $100 if you know the right places to look. And women can feel guilty about buying these luxuries for themselves. So be that person! Gift her something that will make her smile (and she will actually use)!
  2. Blue Apron: Regardless if you are a woman who loves to cook, gifting someone a Blue Apron package is really nice. It pre-portions your meals and gifts you the exact ingredients to create a delicious meal (for one or two). This would be great for a single woman or a woman in a couple! Super special.
  3. Wine Delivery Service: Do I even have to explain this? Companies like Winc now deliver (customized) wines to your door! It can be a shipment that they can end up refilling and it makes it super easy (especially in the winter) to receive both red, whites and rosés!
  4. Home Favorites: This one can be a little more personal, so I would stick with cousins, family, close friends, etc. For this we are thinking: comfortable throws for the living room, unique vases, large serving dishes, cheeseboards (with app napkins). Hint: These types of favorites need to match and mix with your friends interiors though, so just be aware! xx
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Just A Hint

It’s holiday season! And while we are sure your hostess-gifting, shopping for your family, thinking of the best work presents to tie with a bow, sometimes indulging in a splurge or dropping a hint is in your best interest! We know some ladies love their purses, but today is an ode to the shoe. As long as you have all the basics (nude pump and flat, black pump and flat) it may be time to add a pair of shoes with flair to your closet! Whether it be a small leopard pump or a strappy pink pair, we dare you to try something out. xx

Signature Colors

 

Everyone has a group of signature colors that look good on them. Colors that can weave in and out of your closet (and at times you aren’t even aware until you begin to see a pattern)! We’ve rounded up Kyle wearing the darling colors pink and black. Kyle demonstrates how to wear two colors SO many ways! Did you ever think two colors could make such a difference? You could opt for a lightweight black dress and spice it up with a pop of color belt! You could opt for color blocking and let a sheath dress do the talking (bottom left). Or you could choose one single color like the top row and jazz it up with accessories—like a gold bag or sparkly necklace. These are the perfect looks to take you into the holiday season! Have fun tonight. xx

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