November 28, 2016

Amazon Cyber Monday: Frye, 30% Off



Select styles of Frye boots and accessories are 30% off at Amazon right now.  We’re talking boots lined in shearling, perfect crossbodies, and that cool leather bracelet substantial enough to pair with a chunky sweater.

We’ve been longtime fans of Frye around here – you’d be hard pressed to find boots more durable (I inherited a pair from the 70’s that are still in great shape), and the styles are always interesting enough to prevent boredom.  Even after years of wear.

Keep reading to see my Frye favorites, including the boots I ended up buying.  (All 30% off  – discount taken at checkout, I believe.)

Continue Reading…

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November 28, 2016

Warmest-Ever Party Outfit: Eyelash Sweater + Sequin Joggers


I’ve finally found it:  the perfect outfit for those freezing cold nights.  The nights you have plans, but the couch, piled with blankets is calling your name.  The nights you pull the intended dress out of your closet and shiver just looking at it.  The nights I invariably end up clad in layers of black wool and denim, grumbling about how I just won’t take the knit pom-pom hat off ALL NIGHT.  My hair will be FINE.

Those nights.

Enter in the fuzzy eyelash sweater.  It totally works with jeans, of course, but for those freezing-cold nights when you still need to Deck The Halls….try it with a pair of sequin sweatpants.  This particular pair is super cozy – not itchy in the slightest (which is always my worry with sequin-encrusted anything).

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November 28, 2016

Banana Republic Cyber Monday: 50% off EVERYTHING



hat | striped tee | mittens | bracelet | earrings | bag | coat

Banana Republic is offering a whopping 50% off of your entire purchase.  And the best part?  They’re not excluding ‘Editor Picks’ from the sale.  Truth be told, the women’s clothing is really picked over, but the accessories?  Both cold weather and party-ready?  OH YEAH.

Also, men’s.  It’s good.

Keep reading for my favorite pieces for both men and women….

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November 28, 2016

Anthropologie Cyber Monday: 20% Off Everything + Free Shipping



top | turtleneck | cowl sweater | dress | bra

Sooooo….this is annoying, but Anthro was offering 30% off everything last night, yet this morning it was only 20% off full-priced items.  Not sure what happened there (Cyber Monday, you guys!  C’mon!)…but they also threw in free shipping over $150 which is a fairly easy price point to achieve.

So OK.  Fine.

I’m willing to continue because the stuff is on sale is the type of interesting basics we go crazy for over here.  Think T-shirts with cool details: a tie waist, a swingy shape, interesting necklines/sleeves/cutouts, a strategically placed ruffle….to seriously cozy sweaters (I’m all about the turtleneck)…..or gorgeous, party-ready dresses.  (And lastly, if you are in the mood for a little lingerie, Anthro’s selection of intimates is hard to beat.)

Here are my favs:

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November 27, 2016

Happier Hostess-Days with ModCloth


Hi, all! If you’re anything like me, you’re sitting in front of the computer right now after a (give or take) 5-day Thanksgiving food and drink bender, slightly delirious from the food coma thinking, “December already?” In my mind, summer was in full swing about 5 minutes ago. Sigh.

To get past my seasonal denial (it’s a thing) I look forward to holiday parties and get-togethers to get me through the colder days ahead.  Hey, just because I can’t stand the weather doesn’t mean I can’t embrace the season, right? My December calendar is already looking full and I’m guessing by now, yours may too. I’ve got my outfits covered (thanks to a little inspo from my TME teammates) but now’s the time to stock up on whatever catches your eye, from multi-purpose bags to fun containers and tea towels for wrapping up gifts of food, wine or whatever! ModCloth is a one-stop-shop for ANYONE. We’re talking girlfriends, guys, moms, neighbors, and everything is unique, affordable and most importantly, stuff I’d actually love to receive.

SO – Let’s talk holiday hostess gifting. *Drum roll please…*

Don’t get me wrong, all gifts are great gifts if you’ve taken some time to consider the work/money/time your host or hostess has put into the gathering and picked something special to show your appreciation. But I’m going to play devil’s advocate here – we might need to leave ugly gift wrap in 2016. Not to mention, non-reusable ANYTHING (plates, lunchboxes, napkins) is slowly but surely becoming a society no-no. Lucky for us gifters, retailers like ModCloth offer endless bags that are pretty enough to present as a gift but functional enough to use again. Mix up your gifting strategy this holiday and try something new – it’s kind of your civic duty. Plus, your hostess is going to love it.

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November 27, 2016

The Best Suits For Little Boys (They’re WASHABLE)


Over here, we suit up.  We suit up for holiday parties and Christmas Eve service, we suit up for weddings and kid’s plays, we suit up for Ballet X, and occasionally we suit up for a fancy-ish dinner out.  I want my boys to understand that sometimes an occasion calls for a suit.  (For Pax, this “occasion” is also known as “everyday” during his must-dress-like-Dad phases that pop up every few months.  It makes preschool dropoff highly entertaining.)

At this age, any suit I buy for my little guys have to meet the following criteria:

1. Affordable

2. Machine Washable

3.  Slim-fitting (none of that boxy suitcoat nonsense)

Well.  I found it.  The most perfect boys’ suits.

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November 25, 2016

AllSaints: 30% Off Everything


Have you guys heard of AllSaints brand? They’re one of my absolute favorites, if I could live in a brand, it would be this one. They’re a bit on the pricey side but the quality is so insanely lux,  and their modern/minimalistic styles are some of the best.  I go to them when I need a wardrobe essential like a knit sweater, a collared button down, or a biker jacket that are interesting…yet will last forever.  OR…when they have a sale.

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November 25, 2016

Asos Black Friday Sale: 30% off everything (including Doc Martens!)

If you haven’t shopped Asos yet, you’re missing out. They have really affordable prices and a super cute range of pieces, from fun and flirty to classic British style. Scotti and I both love Asos. My favorite trench coat is from here and when I saw the Doc Martens were on sale today, the 90’s girl in me fell in love even more. Use code THANKFUL30 for 30% off everything. Check out my favorites:

November 25, 2016

Madewell: 25% off everything

You guys know by now I’m a Madewell junkie. My favorite jeans are Madewell. I own 3 pairs with another on the way. Eek. Well, they aren’t helping out with this 25% off everything sale. They don’t offer a ton of sales throughout the year on all items. So now’s the time to scoop up some of those classic pieces they offer! See my favorites here.

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