Emily’s Cyber Monday Picks: Pretty + Playful


Cyber Monday! Again, totally perplexed how we got here. (Like, it’s DECEMBER — When? How??!) So many good sales today — Anthro has 30% off everything and extra 50% off sale; and 50% off everything at J. Crew, plus loads of giftable steals at Sephora — and I’m getting this out there on the late side, so let’s get right to it! Here are some of my favorite playful finds. (Also, don’t forget, our Black Friday shop and Cyber Monday guide are also in full effect.)

Emily’s Cyber Monday Sale Picks: Pretty + Playful

Cyber Monday! So many good sales today -- Anthro, J. Crew, Sephora... Here are some of my favorite playful fashion & MomLife finds.


1 // Leopard Fleece — Leopard AND cozy fleece? Fleece-y layers like this get wear year round here on the coast, so I can never have enough. This one is on-trend enough that I don’t automatically look overly “outdoorsy” when I rock it. (I’d even put it over a dress.)

2 // Plaid Convertible Mini Bag — I keep coming back to this little guy. Totally “holiday” during the winter, but perfectly punk rock the rest of the year. The little flashy chain strap is so good.

3 // Tortoise Shell Sunglasses — Big shades are always fun. These polarized shades are already well priced, but the sale price today makes them a special deal — and in a super timeless style.

4 // Ski Sweater — Not always a fan of rocking sports-themed apparel since I’m not a super sporty girl, but I’ll take every opportunity to ski, so I’d feel 100% authentic wearing this. Plus red + blue is always a timeless color combo. 50% off your J. Crew Purchase with code MONDAY.

5 // Clairsonic Kit — I have a friend who swears by the Clairsonic and her skin is FLAWLESS. Definitely intrigued, and this limited-time price is a great excuse. Plus, this thing just looks like it would make face-washing fun. (Also at Sephora in another kit.)

6 // Toiletry Bag — ok, so this one isn’t the most playful — but it’s a twist on the standard “travel size beauty products kit” that comes pre-fabbed. Choose a toiletry bag they’ll actually use again and again, like this Herschel classic, and then stock it with tiny luxe products you actually know they’ll use. (My favorite is Sephora’s travel size section!)

7 // Embellished High-Waisted Jeans — These embellished jeans make even the simplest jeans/T outfit feel a little special, a little funky. (And a little 90’s — in the best way.) And Pilcro and the Letterpress jeans are always a solid mid-priced denim option. They typically fit me TTS.

8 // Glittery Pumps — My wardrobe definitely trends more neutral, but mixing things up with playful shoes and bags keeps it interesting. The heel height on these makes them “practical” enough for everyday wear to the office, shopping, brunch, you name it. I’d probably wear them most with jeans, a tucked sweater and a beanie (this one has been my fave for the past few winters).

9 // Play Doh Baking Set — This is such a classic, inexpensive gift ($7!) — it’s worth keeping a few extra around the house to gift to friends or neighbors who or to pull out in a pinch when kids get restless at the holidays. Not a ton of pieces, either — just enough.

Shop All My Favorite Cyber Monday Sales Picks

Here’s to curling up and knocking out the rest of that holiday shopping!

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