The holiday shopping season is almost here! Every year it seems like retailers begin their sales earlier & this year is no exception. Unlike my mother, who always gets her lists together well in advance, I’ve never been the type of person that gets her shopping done early. I always say that I’m going to plan ahead so that I can take advantage of the great Black Friday sales, but I’m usually running around the days before Christmas picking up last minute gifts. Well, Thanksgiving hasn’t even arrived yet & there are already plenty of great deals to be found if you’re ready to get your holiday shopping started! Here are some of the best Early Black Friday Sales around.
I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! The weather here has been so crazy that it’s making it difficult to really get into the holiday spirit. Hopefully we’ll get some fall temps soon so I can start wearing my sweaters & ponchos again! Since the start of the holiday season is right around the corner & the holiday party invites are beginning to arrive, I thought that I would start off my gift guide series with ideas for gifts for the hostess. I know how stressful it can be to host a holiday party, so I always like to bring a little something with me when I attend a party in someone’s home to show how much I appreciate their efforts.
Lush Perfect Roll-Tab Sleeve Tunic // J. Crew Faux-Leather Pleated Mini Skirt // Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointy Toe Pumps, less expensive here // Perry Street Statement Earrings via Rocksbox, similar here & here // Ronnie M Bracelet // Slate Crystal Chain Bracelet via Rocksbox, similar here
I cannot believe that it is already November! Time flies! We have finally gotten some fall weather here & I could not be happier. There are few things that I love more in the fall than cozying up by the fire with a good book! Here are 7 fall book reviews of mysteries & thrillers that I’ve picked up recently:
Happy Monday friends! Last year I rounded up my top 5 pieces for fall/winter & a great sweater dress was one of my must-haves. It’s one of those items that is never going to go out of style, so I wanted to round up fall’s best sweater dresses for you early this year. They are so cozy & are one of the most versatile pieces for the upcoming season. I love a great dress because they are so easy to throw on in the morning & head out for the day. A stylish sweater dress will take you from day to night with a simple change of accessories. I love to pair a slim dress with tight & heels for work, then change them out for boots & a scarf for a night out. When it gets a little colder, a leather moto jacket will make a great topper & add a little edge.
For someone who is such a beauty junkie, a have a surprisingly limited selection of lipsticks. I tend to stick with glosses or tinted chapsticks that I don’t have to reapply using a mirror because, inevitably, I will have to reapply several times a day. I also just prefer the texture of a gloss over a cream or matte lipstick. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to test the new Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick from BITE Beauty. Made with natural monoi butter and coconut oil, the liquid lipstick promises to go on creamy, dry to a semi-glaze finish, & last all day. The Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick is available in 18 wearable shades, from a soft rose to bright poppy.
Topshop Layered Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan // Topshop Camisole, similar here // AG Jeans, less expensive here // Vince Camuto Booties, similar here & here // Tory Burch Satchel, sold out, similar here // Kendra Scott Necklace // Pendant Necklace via Rocksbox, similar here & here // White House Black Market Earrings, sold out, similar here
Philosophy Apparel Raw Edge Tank // AG Jeans, less expensive here & here // Botkier NY Gigi Sandal, similar style here // Stella & Dot long necklaces (old), similar here & here // The Brave Collection Compass Necklace via TZR Box of Style // Gorjana Bracelets // Ted Baker Clutch (old), similar here & here