Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am giving myself a little bit of a blog vacation this week.  I will be back next Monday, December 1.  I hope you all have a wonderful week, eat lots of turkey and stuffing, spend quality time with your family, and score some great deals on Black Friday!  See you next week!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Time For Christmas Cards

I have mentioned in the past how very much I love snail mail.  Not junk mail, of course, but real deal, someone took a moment to write it by hand, letters.  Beautiful papers, lovely cards, engraved monogrammed notes, they all make me so happy.  So, it should be no wonder that one of my favorite things about the holiday season is the abundance of holiday cards.

I know, it can seem like one more thing to add to your list of things to do, but if you prepare and get started now, it will save your much needed sanity.  Just don't give up on them.  Christmas cards are a little way to let someone know that you thought of them this holiday season (especially when they are hand addressed!).

Since now is the time to get working on Christmas cards, here are some of my favorites.

All these card designs can be found at

All these card designs can be found at

All of these card designs can be found at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gift Guide: For Him

- Cozy, comfy Plaid Flannel Sleep Pants  for cold nights.

- A Bottle Opener Key Ring  that is not so obviously a bottle opener.  A little style goes a long way.

- A little soft luxury with a Grey Cashmere Scarf  for chilly days.

-  The Art of Shaving Kit  to make him feel pampered.

- A  Luxury Watch.  An investment?  Yes.  But, if this year an investment piece is something you would love to give the man in your life, check out  They have a huge selection at prices that make all the difference.

-  Wooden Watch Storage Box so he can neatly store all those new investment piece watches.

-  I am loving these Zebra Wood Ear Buds .  The juxtaposition of organic materials and technology is a win.  And zebra wood is a long time favorite of mine.

-  These Football Helmet Cufflinks  are not only helmet shaped, they are made from actual helmets used during games.  There are several college teams to choose from.  What a cool gift for the football fan.

-  This Bottle Opener Made From NHL Game Hockey Stick is a definite win for a hockey lover.  There are several different teams to choose from on this one, too.

 -  Again with the combination of organic materials and technology.  What can I say?  I like what I like.  So, this Italian Leather IPhone Case  is sophisticated cool.

- Nothing like a pair of Tweed and Leather Gloves  to keep his hands from freezing.

Good luck shopping for the man in your life.  It is always a difficult one for me.  Hopefully I have given you some ideas you can use!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Glam Little Holiday Handbags

I simply love the minaudiere.  Not only does it sound fancy, let's face it, it really is a fancy little accessory.  I wouldn't say it is the most practical of bags, but, it certainly serves it's purpose.  A cell phone, lipstick, and some cash and you are ready to go.   Good thing, because that is really all that you can fit in them!

With the holidays coming up, and certainly plenty of holiday parties, adding one of these little pieces of handbag jewelry to your outfit will be sure to complete the look.

1.  Gold Glitter Minaudiere (such a great deal!)  // 2.   Pleated Satin Minaudiere  //  3. Black and Gold Filagree Minaudiere  //  4. Leopard Print Minaudiere  //  5. Black Minaudiere with Gold Metal Detail  //  6.  Silver Jeweled Minaudiere  //  7. Platinum Pyramid Embossed Minaudiere  //  8. Gold Metal Mesh Minaudiere

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cozy Thanksgiving Outfit

Thanksgiving is usually a pretty casual affair in my family.  It usually involves cooking most of the morning while watching the Parade, eating around 4 o'clock, and then making a plan for the next day's sales.  I just recently bought this poncho from Forever 21.  I saw it online and immediately loved it - I just had to have it.  Here is how I plan to style it for Thanksgiving dinner.

1.  Cowl Neck Poncho  // 2. Tortoise Watch  //  3. Riding Boots  //  4.  Ring  // 5.  Cream Colored Skinny Corduroy Pants //   6. Tory Burch Stud Earrings  //  

Be sure to visit Shanna's site, where I am linking up today.  Link below:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Toms + Target

Who else is excited about the Toms for Target collaboration?  I can't wait to get my hands on the great gifts (yes, some might be gifts for me) that I can get a hold of as soon as this collection is released.  And really, what is better than to give a gift that not only goes to the person for whom you purchase it, but also gives something essential to someone in need.  I guess I may have to set my alarm for very early that morning to jump online and try to get what I want.  I have a feeling that it will be going quickly.  It all begins November 16th.  Check out the whole collection here.  Wish me good luck!

1.  This Poncho ($28.00) gives 1 blanket to someone in need.  (p.s. This is tops on my list!!)

2.  This scarf ($20.00) and sweatshirt ($22.00) each give 1 blanket to someone in need, the bracelet sets ($15.00 each) give 1 week of meals!

3.  My husband just might find this jacket ($40.00) under the tree.  And bonus, it gives 1 week of meals to someone in need.

4.  And for my girls, of course a pair of iconic Tom's slip-ons ($38.00), which are of course, 1 pair of shoes donated for each pair purchased.

5.  These water bottles ($15.00, donation match 1 week of meals) and  #6. blankets ($30.00, donation match 1 blanket) are absolute musts for around my house.

 Check out the collection and let me know what you are hoping for!   Find it all at starting on November 16th.

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Favorite Pumps

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I am sharing one of my favorite shoes ever.  In my mind the Nine West Flax flat is tops on my list.  It has classic style, comes in a ton of colors, and has the right heel height (tall enough to flatter your legs, but not so tall you are hobbled after an hour).  Not to mention they are reasonably priced!

They can be found here, and here.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Black and Blue

A little Wednesday outfit inspiration.

1. Black and Blue Dress  //  2. Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet  //  3. Ring Stack  // 4.  Gunmetal and Sapphire Necklace  //  5.  Open Toe Bootie  //  6.  Leopard Crossbody Bag

Monday, November 3, 2014

Placemat Pairings for Thanksgiving Tablesettings

The holiday season is officially in full swing.  Well, at least it is at my house.  Tomorrow I am planning on taking down the Halloween decorations and transitioning to a Thanksgiving mindset.   Since the next holiday is all about the meal, deciding how to put the table together can be almost as important as the menu itself.  Almost.

What style do you plan on for this Thanksgiving?  Will you go with something formal, or will you decide on a casual or traditional feel?

If you are looking for some inspiration for your Thanksgiving table, here are a few ideas...

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