Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gift Guide: For the Lilly Pulitzer Lover and My Christmas Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Marquette Shift Dress

white and warren cashmere travel wrap and chanel bag

Lilly Pulitzer Marquette shift dress in metallic leaf jacquard

lilly pulitzer christmas 2016

how to style a Lilly Pulitzer shift dress

chanel chocolate bar bag in black

rebecca de ravenel les bonbons

how to style a cashmere travel wrap

llilly pulitzer gift guide 2016

Now that we've covered Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, we can return to the regularly scheduled programming... phew! This guide is for the girl who's always in a sunshine state of mind, loves bright colors, and is always dressing like there's a party happening! Heck, life's a party, dress like it...Lilly said that herself, right?! That's my kind of gal if you ask me! Upon writing this, it also has me researching fun warm weather getaways to sneak away from the cold this winter-- any recommendations?!

In the meantime, I'm sharing my absolute favorite Lilly piece of the season which is this gorgeous metallic jacquard shift with fringe! Is this not stunning? When it arrived I literally gasped because of how stunning the fabric is. This is going to by my Christmas dress! I am planning on wearing it while in D.C. in a few weeks for a family Christmas trip and then also on Christmas Eve to Mass /our big family party! It's the absolute perfect thing. I'll also probably be sporting it for New Year's Eve because I can't get enough. I also love that you can really wear this year-round! 

The shift runs true to size and if anything, a little big. I am wearing a small and I probably should have sized down to the XS. I am going to have it taken in a little at the tailor for a perfect fit, though! I also love how wonderfully it pairs with my cream cashmere wrap. I've written about these wraps time and time again and they really work for everything. In this case, the cream pairs perfectly and looks like it was made to go with the dress! Lilly Pulitzer also came out with a gorgeous wrap that would look great with it, too! 
This gift guide was sooooo easy to make because I either have the item myself (I actually have 10 out of the 18 items!) or it's on my wish list! I chose a bunch of different things at all different Price Points. I wanted to call out a few items:

Wet Brush// I had been using a wet brush for years now, however, I was sent this exact brush a few months ago and I think it's the best version of a wet brush anywhere (it's under $6!). The fact that it has the hook at the handle is my favorite part. I actually keep it in my shower at all times and when it comes time to condition my hair, I put the conditioner in my hair and then brush it through while in the shower. In turn, it makes me use less conditioner and really makes sure it coats every strand! Such a great stocking stuffer. 

Tortoise Sunglasses// One of my absolute favorite brands, J.McLaughlin, just released sunglasses (see my insta, here!)!!!! They have several styles and all are truly classic.

Monogrammed Tea Towels// I have these tea towels and they're beautiful. I think they make such a lovely gift because of the personalization but they are inexpensive! 

Sleep Mask// I always sleep with a sleep mask. The one I use, you can find, here. However, I didn't include it because it is back ordered until 12/31, so I found a very similar one! Sleeping on silk can prevent wrinkles and acne and can help prevent hair damage. Now that I have eyelash extensions, I try not to sleep with a mask as often as I'd like, but the silk is much easier on the extensions, too!

Lilly Pulitzer Pajamas// (come in shorts, too!) I got a sneak peek of the Lilly pajamas and they're awesome! They're under $55, so it's a nice gifting price point. They're lightweight and fit very comfortably. I am wearing a size small and they are roomy without being 'big'. I want the other two prints now! Also, the tank that I am wearing with the pajamas is the softest tank ever. It has a really cute back, so I think I'll actually wear it as a top, too! My favorite thing about these pajamas is that being from Pittsburgh, I kind of have to put my colorful Lilly shifts into hibernation during the winter months (unless I'm taking a trip!), so it's really fun to be able to wear a little Lilly in the dead of winter while I'm cozied up in my bed!

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Best of Cyber Monday Sales 2016

Sweater (under $35!)// Moose Sweater// Plaid Pajama Pants (under $25!)
Slippers (under $60)
Get Ready for  HUGE photo-heavy post with all sorts of deals. I've pulled my favorite from many of the retailers, so you'll definitely want to check those out! 
Abercrombie// 50% off entire store
Amazon// Tons of great deals 
Ann Taylor// 50% off everything, code: CYBER50
Anthropologie// 20% off full price items, code: STACKS... I stocked up on my favorite candles!
ASOS// 30% off everything, code:THANKFUL30
Banana Republic// 50% off everything, automatically applied at checkout, This cashmere scarf is such a deal! 
Bauble Bar// 35% off two or more items, code: SAVE35, get les bonbons look-alikes
Bergdorfs// 40% off Designer Sale, additional 20% off 5F specials 
Bloomingdales// 25% off for up to 60% off 
Club Monaco// 25% off $150, 30% off $250, 34% off $400, Extra 30% off sale, code: THANKSAGAIN (check out my favorites in this post!)
Gap// 50% off everything, code: CYBMON
Kate Spade// 30% off your entire purchase, code: WIRED
Houndstooth Pants (they have an elastic waist!)// Sunglasses ($45 off!!)
J.Crew// 40% off your entire purchase, code: MONDAY
Swing Dress (under $100)
J.McLaughlin// Fall sale, up to 40% off 
Lilly Pulitzer// YOU GUYS. Lilly has PAJAMAS! I got a sneak peek and they're amazing! Would make an amazing present. They fit true to size (I'm wearing a size small) and come in three different prints! They also have PJ shorts! For Cyber FUNday, they are doing a notebook with any purchase and then a waterbottle at $200 spend and a jewelry box at $500 spend! They also just released New Arrivals! 
LOFT// 50% off everything, code: CYBERMONDAY
Macy's// Extra 20% off, code: CYBER
Bucket Bag ($70 off!!!)
Mark and Graham// Extra 35% off sale, code: EXTRA35, major deals on specific items! 
ModCloth// 30% off everything, code: CYBERSUNDAY
Moon and Lola// 30% off sitewide, code: MERRY30, order monograms by Dec. 1st! Their new tortoise calypso collection is so pretty! 
Neiman Marcus// Designer Sale up to 40% off 

Hunter Boots (Under $115!!)
Nordstrom// Extra 20% off select items. 
Tee// Denim (runs TTS)
Old Navy// 50% off everything, code: CYBMON, now is the time to stock up on my favorite tees and some of my favorite denim!
Pottery Barn// Major deals on specific items. The bedding that I have and love is one of the items! Also love this bar cart that is $300 off!
Saks// Designer sale up to 40% off
Dress (under $100)// Sunglasses 
Shopbop// Up to 25% off your entire purchase, code: GOBIG16
Talbots// 50% off one item, 40% off entire purchase, no code needed
The Outnet// Extra 15% off orders of $150 or more, code: CYBER15, I'm eyeing this navy and white striped cashmere sweater
Topshop// Up to 50% off select items
Tory Burch// 30% off your purchase of $250 or more, code: THANKS, up to 60% off sale items
Tuckernuck// 20% off everything, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000, code: GIVE20, GIVE25, GIVE30!
Victorias Secret// $20 off $125, free slippers with pajama purchase-- my mom, sister, and I ordered our Christmas PJ's with this sale-- we ended up getting 3 sets of PJs and 3 pairs of slippers for under $110, now that's a deal! 
Veuve Clicquot Cocktail Napkin Holder (you can kind of see it on the left!)
Waiting On Martha// 30% off everything, code: CYBERMONDAY

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Friday, November 25, 2016

My Favorite Things On Sale

So many pairs on sale... I have the Tour (so they are packable) and sized up to a 9 because they are whole sizes only! *Sale Ends 11/27 at midnight

You saw earlier today's post rounding up all of the best Cyber Weekend Sales, and today I'm diving a little deeper and sharing exact pieces I own and love. The best part? They're all part of a sale! 

Fits TTS, if between sizes, size down, Sale Ends 11/25 midnight

They come in so many colors and are definitely the best things in my closet! I use them as wraps over dresses, scarves with coats, blankets on planes, the list goes on! Definitely the best quality I've ever come across, too. *Sale ends 11/28 at Midnight

This makes coffee and espresso and doesn't take up a bunch of counter space. I use mine daily!

Available in 3 neutral colors (I have them all), this is the best sweater for throwing on at work when it's freezing or over your pajamas as a robe. It also looks great dressed up like I have done in the photo above. Runs true to size! *Sale ends 11/27 at midnight

I love this coat! My mom and I switch on and off because she has the black and I have the gray. I love that the faux fur is removable, too! It has a great easy-to-wear shape. I think it runs slightly big. I am wearing a size 2. *Sale Ends 11/27 at midnight

My favorite travel bag of all time. The quality is top-notch and I always feel so chic carrying it through the airport. I also love the subtle gold monogram. 

These are 30% off but pairs are selling out FAST. To get the discount, you need to be signed in and it will be applied at checkout. A really, really good deal if you can snag a pair! They run true to size, I am a size 38. *Sale ends 11/25 at midnight 

My Diamond Necklace is from a jeweler, but this one is identical and very inexpensive! Also, order your monogram ASAP, December 1st is the cutoff for Christmas delivery!

I wear one of these at least once a week, probably more like 3-4 times a week in the winter months. Best wardrobe staple ever. *sale ends 11/27 at midnight

Best. Jeans. Ever. I swear by these. I own about 6 pairs and they are my go-to's! They run true to size, I'm wearing a size 27. They feel like a jegging but wear like 'regular pants'. They come in tons of different washes, but the black pearl is my favorite! *sale ends 11/27 at midnight 


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