Monday, December 5, 2016

Weekend Update

How is it December... and just a few weeks away from Christmas?! There is so much to do and never enough time. I can thank this drug store concealer for hiding the dark circles under my eyes, plus good lighting. I have been staying up later than usual trying to get organized for the holidays (and for life in general).

Speaking of drug store beauty... somehow I receive Teen Vogue in the mail and I flipped through and saw their 65 BEST Drugstore Beauty Products of 2016. I might give this other Maybelline concealer a try along with this mask when I have a teenage breakout. A few other things also landed on Allure's Best of Beauty 2016: Steals like the Tresemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo. If I add anything to my routine I'll keep you posted.

Lexi wore this adorable lobster sweater from her godmother Kate from The Red Wagon on Charles Street in Boston. I spotted a cute navy sweater with "BOS" or "617" on their Instagram for anyone in that area. I am already sad for when she outgrows this... I see a larger version for her future.

I recently got this 7 A.M. Enfant Le Sac Igloo for Lexi's car seat. Since it turned cold, I wanted to easily get her in and out of the car and quickly bundled up. It can also be used with her regular stroller seat. I purchased mine direct from their website during their Cyber Monday sale. My practical side said to order in grey in case we have a baby boy someday but I couldn't resist the rose pink.

Last year Ted and I moved in December and were also heading out to Colorado for Christmas so we didn't decorate... not the mention the fact I was starting to feel very pregnant. I had my decorations packed up in these Scout 4 Boys Bags. It's amazing how much they hold. Highlight recommend.

I can't decide if I want to keep the string of colored lights on the tree... white is sophisticated and the obvious choice but the big colorful bulbs bring back Christmas memories. Ted is going to kill me when I make him switch it up haha.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday

Most of the sales from Friday are still on (see the list here), but these two worth sharing!

Waiting on Martha // 30% sitewide
How cute are those holiday ginger jar napkins? I also love these to mix in and use after the season.

Serena & Lily // 25% off everything (Code: BESTEVER)
I recently upgraded to these bistro stools, pictured above. Love them! Santa, bring me this throw.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Round Up

It's that time... here is a round up of the best sales and a few of my favorites. Check back for updates through Monday!

Ann Taylor // 50% off everything (Code: CELEBRATE)

Anthropologie // Early access for Anthro members 30% everything (Code: LETSGO)
My favorite candles are Carpi Blue Volcano... I love this iridescent jar

ASOS // 30% off everything (Code: THANKFUL30)

Banana Republic // 50% off 5 items (Code: BRFIVE)

BaubleBar // 35% off everything (Code: VIP35)

Club Monaco // 25% off $150, 30% off $250, 35% off $400 (Code: THANKS)

Gap // 50% off everything (Code: TGIF50)
I'm wearing these slippers right now.

Express // 50% off everything

J.Crew // 40% off everything (Code: HOLIDAY)
See my pics below!

J. Crew Factory // 50-60% off everything

Loft // 50% off everything

Madewell // 25% off everything (Code: THATSALE)

Mark and Graham // 25% off your entire order (Code: Friends)
This lacquer tray is one of my go-to engagement gifts. Wouldn't you love to receive one of these in blush with your monogram?

Old Navy // 50% off everything

Serena & Lily // 20% off everything (Code: THANKYOU)
I recently upgraded to these bistro stools for our kitchen counter. Obsessed!

Shopbop // Up to 25% off (Code: GOBIG16)

Tory Burch // 30% off (Code: THANKS)

Tuckernuck // 20% off everything, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000 (Codes: GIVE20, GIVE25, GIVE30)
Unfortunately Barbour is excluded this year... but Canada Goose is a go.

The J. Crew sale is by far the best one of the bunch... so many things have sold out or have limited sizes left. Here are a few of my favorite things for gifts (friends, family and YOURSELF, ha).

Large Tortoise Hair Clip Please stuff my stocking with all of the clips. I can never get myself to pay full price for one!
Tassel Chain Necklace I bought this for my mom... not a surprise anymore. And I plan to borrow it...
Majesty Pea Coat This is a classic! I bought this last year... pictured here. If I had room in my coat closet I would get this in sandstone and this in dusk.
Cambridge Cable Turtleneck Sweater Wardrobe staple. 
Medium Leather Pouch The perfect pouch to pair with a gift card. Also comes in solid colors.
Gemma Cap Toe Flat I have these in the round toe.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sweater Weather

It's been mild weather in Connecticut up until now... it's safe to say it's officially sweater weather. I've got to bundle this one up and I love these sweater onesies at Baby Gap. I bought Lexi both of the stripe versions. Now is the time to buy with all of the sales!

I also went for the coordinating "crazy stripe" version for me. At first when I saw this sweater at Gap I thought... noooo. Then I changed my mind after seeing Blair Eadie wearing a similar Gucci version. The colors are almost identical. 

Atlantic // Pacific 

Since I can't pull off a full skirt I'll wear it layered under a jacket, with jeans and booties. 

I'll be living in this sweater this winter. There have been a few Free People sweaters that I have wanted but the oversized fit didn't look right on me. This one is boxy but not bulky. I love that it is slightly cropped in the front....

... and the zipper detail in the back!

J. Crew in Westport had an early access Black Friday event on Sunday morning with an illustrator from Chic Sketch. I haven't downloaded their app yet but it looks cool and you can get a video of your sketch. Of course I had to have one with Miss Lexi. She cooperated to the point where I asked Ted to take our picture for comparison. Go figure!

I went in looking for this necklace for a gift but didn't find it. Back to the sweaters...I wish I had found this one on the sale rack in my size. I have the cream and would love to add another color to my closet. Ted picked up a few things so we didn't leave empty handed. 

Are you ready for the sale craziness ahead? I hope to pop back on to share good offers. I'm making a list of what I want to buy for gifts (and myself...) to prep before I get completely overwhelmed!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

I Love Fall A Latte

My favorite month has arrived! It felt so good to be home with my little Lexi this past weekend after traveling most of the week for work. We spent Sunday afternoon at Terrain in Westport for lunch and browsing with my mom. I'll be heading back next weekend for little pumpkins and gourds once I figure out how I will display them.

TheSplendidBow (takes orders every Monday morning)
Baby Gap Sweater, onesie and pants.

Yay for fall!