Sunday, November 25, 2018

No Beach Days Off

Jacket: Athleta. Fleece Turtleneck: Dudley Stephens. Leggings: Athleta (also love this seamless pair).
Sunglasses: Karen Walker.

Booties: JSlides (also available here, here). 

I'm always up for a beach stroll, no matter what time of year. This outfit has been on repeat lately and I can't hide it on Instagram stories, haha. I recently purchased these faux fur lined waterproof sneaker booties from Chou Chou in Rowayton... they are going to be perfect for the winter. Linked above and on sale most places!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

Black Friday Damage 2017

**I'll be adding to this post if I find more deals worth checking out!**

I've had my turkey and a couple glasses of wine... now that both kids are napping (well one is watching Trolls dozing off) I can bring you the best of the sales. Last year I was happy that I beat Ted home from work that day to explain each item was in a separate box. 

Leather Card Case w/ Monogram (similar)  $39.50 $23.70

Lat year I ordered monogrammed card cases from J. Crew for my colleagues and friends (and self).Well, they're back and make a great gifts! Just keep in mind the monogram adds time to shipping. 

image via Instagram Stories... it's all I had!

Our Christmas jammies from Roller Rabbit are on sale at Tuckernuck - wish I had waited to order and saved. Even on sale Ted doesn't want in... whatever!

Below I've rounded up what I think are the best and will be updating through Monday!

ANTHROPOLOGIE // 30% off everything

SPANX // 20% off entire site
The faux leather leggings have been popular for a couple years and I had no idea that some versions come in petite. I ordered this camo pair!


ATHLETA // 20% off with code BLISS (ends 11/25)
Yay! They rarely ever have sales... see all of my recent picks here. I have been wearing this jacket on repeat and just started wearing these waterproof sneaker boots.


BEAUTYCOUNTER // 15% off and free shipping over $50 (ends 11/25)
In case you missed it... see all of my picks here.

EGG BABY // 40% off full priced styles with code BIG40
Lexi's has this fox printed dress, purple tulle skirted dress, pink leggings (that go with both dresses) and pink fur coat from the fall collection. They are my favorite pieces in her closet right now!

GAP // 60% off with codes BLKFRIDAY and TREATS
I buy most of Lexi and Chase's clothes at Gap. There are sales all the time (and totally worth getting a GAP card if you shop frequently) but this is definitely the best you'll get on full price. The garter sweater sets and onesies are staples.

J. CREW // 50% off  with code TGIF
I have and love this tartan scarf ... we've already talked about these leather card cases. Ok, just type in "plaid" or "tartan" in the search bar for my picks.

LANDS' END // 50% off full priced items with code STUFFING pin 2242
I recently bought this changing clutch for Chase. I wish that it came with a wipes holder like the Skip Hop version (also on sale) ... both great choices. What I love about this is if you are out and about and don't want to bring your entire bag into the bathroom you can just grab this.

QUAY AUSTRALIA // Buy one get one free with code BOGO
I have and love these (and only $55 to begin with). The aviator styles are also very popular.

SERENA & LILY // 20% off with code GATHER (ends 11/25)
See my favorites here!

SHOPBOP //15% off $200+
I get asked about my Karen Walker sunnies often... bought them on sale here too.

CARTER'S - SKIP HOP // 60% Carter's, 25-50% off Skip Hop plus free shipping
I bought a few of the bottle bags (comes with an ice pack)... the striped comes to only $7.50. There are always sales at Carter's but you an score some great doorbuster deals so I'm going to keep checking (last year I got Lexi snowboots). I already have a couple of the buntings...the sherpa and quilted ... this would be a great gift for newborn winter baby.

I also bought these little duck boots... because why not?! More sizes available here.

TUCKERNUCK // 20% off sitewide, 25% off orders over $500, 30% off orders over $1,000 with code GOWILD (always free shipping, returns and no tax outside of DC)

Tuckernuck always tops my list for sales... admittedly more so for myself not gifts. Typically I order something I have been eyeing and just waiting for a sale (jacket, earrings..). I have weekender bags in my shopping cart for Lexi and Chase... just waiting to see what other sales pop up before I pull the trigger.

Here are some of my top picks from the sales... many that I have already!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Beautycounter Staples (On sale!)

Starting today, Beautycounter is offering 15% off sitewide & free shipping on orders over $50 for Black Friday. This is one of the best sales of the year, so now is the time stock up on any favorites, try something new and shop for gifts. They offer free returns within 60 days if a product doesn't work out for you. As a consultant, I'm happy to answer any questions or help with an order.

Beautycounter's mission is to offer safe skincare and beauty products for the entire family - all of the ingredients are vetted for safety. The company is continuously advocating for awareness and laws in the US beauty industry (for comparison, the EU bans 1,400 ingredients).

Below are my tried and true favorites. I have been an on again off again consultant and these products keep bringing me back!


Nourishing Cream Cleanser / Nourishing Cream Exfoliator - I love both of these cleansers equally! They are my favorite products and why I keep coming back to Beautycounter.
Cleansing Balm - I didn't understand the hype of this product until recently... my skin was unusually dry (pregnancy?) and I found this balm to be incredibly hydrating and leaving my skin soft.
No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil - The first oil I ever tried and I keep coming back to it. Like the balm, it's a best seller. I put on over my moisturizer at night.
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion - My day moisturizer... lightweight but effective.
Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream - My night moisturizer... I go back and forth between their night creams but this is my current favorite!
Lip Gloss - Peony is one of my everyday shades.
Baby Soothing Oil - I have used this on both Lexi and Chase in place of a lotion as newborns and given to many moms-to-be.

I used to love to receive and give sets... but then I realized my money was generally better spent on individual products. So many things went unused. I promise that is not the case with this set... it includes all of my favorites plus a mask (one of my favorite little luxuries to give). Oh, and the boxes are great you just need to tie a ribbon!

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Gifts for Him

Gifts for the guys is always the most challenging, at least for me and my friends. So think of it this way... Christmas is a great opportunity to buy something for your husband that you want him to wear but he won't buy for himself (ex. needlepoint belt,  fleece in a new color) or have been begging him to replace (Ex. wallet, socks). This list is Ted approved...

Great for every guy on your list... because most can't find the pair from last year.
Can't go wrong with this, unless you pick the wrong team. Also available here and here.... and with all the sales you can snag this for around $15. It's a great size to bring on the go. 
I've been encouraging Ted to buy his favorite fleece in a new color... but I will just have to buy it for him.
Shop small! These ball markers from a husband-wife run small biz make a perfect stocking stuffer.
Attn: Fellow Golf Widows - I bought this for Ted several years ago and it hasn't been topped yet...
Obviously you have to get them monogrammed!
These heavy duty functional coolers come in many sizes. The Tundra 45 would be my pick, which holds ice plus 26 cans. 
This is a great hybrid wallet/money clip. 
Quick showed this to be the newest and is an "Amazon's Choice" product so must be popular.
This 10ft long iPhone charger has a weighted knot for anchoring. Ted is always moving chargers around the house and it drives me crazy... 
Needlepoint belts are always on my gift guides... classic!

Gifts for him always seem to be the most challenging... would love to know what's on your list, comment below!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Preschool (Animal House Style)

Preschool Sweatshirt Sizes 2-6T $32.00

For the future frat boy.

Animal House 1978

A repost from November 2014 that I recently came across... love it even more not that I have a preschooler! No doubt I am getting this to save for Chase.

My sorority sister's son Russ rocking the look - love it! haha

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