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November 28, 2013

Over 500 Gift Ideas for the Ladies in Your Life! Including ALL the best sale info for Cyber Monday!

November 28, 2013
Looking for the perfect gift for your sister? Your best friend? Your mom? Want to know where to find the best online sales + discounts? Well, look no further because I've created a list that includes some serious sweet deals! Think of it as a gift guide for the ladies in your life. Looking for discounts up to 75% off in some cases? Want free shipping? Nothing makes this girl happier than finding a great bargain. Seriously, it's the best feeling EVER! Am I right? So what are you waiting for? Scroll on down for some of the best deals you'll find around the web! Plus my personal picks for all the ladies in your life! See something you like? Simply click the picture and you'll be taken straight to the product page! Holiday shopping has never been easier!

* This post has been updated with all the latest  sales. Happy shopping!

 

ALDO


12/2  Enjoy up to 50% OFF sitewide at ALDO!

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ANTHROPOLOGIE


100s of recent markdowns and sale items at Anthropologie

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ANN TAYLOR

Enjoy 25% OFF your full priced purchase at Ann Taylor with code STYLE25

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ASOS

Save 30% OFF site wide at ASOS when you use the code: GIMME30. Also be sure to check out the Winter fashion sale where you can snag some seriously great deals!

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BANANA REPUBLIC

Ends 12/5  – Enjoy 30% OFF full priced styles at Banana Republic with code BRHOL30

Plus FREE shipping on all orders of $50 or more!

Click here to start shopping!



BAUBLEBAR


12/2 – 12/3  Take 20% OFF site wide at Baublebar with code CYBER20
And don't forget to play their Cyber Smash game for a chance to win prizes – like $100 OFF. So many gorgeous statement pieces and jewelry always makes for the perfect stocking stuffer!
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BCBG

Receive an additional 30% OFF at BCBG! Plus FREE ground shipping.

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BLOOMINGDALE'S

Ends 12/4   Save 20 to 50% OFF on a selection of merchandise at Bloomingdales! (click through for details)

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C. WONDER

Enjoy an additional 40% OFF all sale items at C. Wonder!

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CHARM & CHAIN

Lots of sale items at Charm & Chain! And don't miss your chance to order their best selling monogram items from Moon and Lola. You want to order soon to ensure a Christmas delivery.

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CLUB MONACO

Free shipping on all orders of $150 or above at Club Monaco 

Click here to start shopping!
COACH


Coach has a gift guide that you just HAVE to see! Seriously, I think I have almost every item on my holiday wishlist! From sparkly wristlets to prettiest rose gold selections, this guide definitely has to be one of my all time favorites this year! Bonus? There's actually some really affordable selections at Coach. And who doesn't love affordable?

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GAP

FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and FREE returns at GAP

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HENRI BENDEL

The  entire site is on sale! Up to 30% OFF with code PARTYGUIDE. Plus FREE shipping with any Henri Bendel purchase!

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HORCHOW

Save up to 25% OFF at the Horchow Decor Event!! Also enjoy FREE shipping sitewide on orders $50 and above with code: HURRY

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J. CREW

Enjoy and extra 30% OFF all winter sale items with code WINTERSALE See sale items here. Also be sure to check out the J. Crew Holiday Gift Guide.

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J. CREW FACTORY


Enjoy an extra 30% OFF everything plus FREE shipping on all orders with code SALE30. See selections here. Also be sure to check out the J. Crew Factory gift guide which is packed full of great (and affordable) gifts!

Click here to start shopping!


KATE SPADE


FREE ground shipping to all 50 states at Kate Spade

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LAND'S END

Save 30% off your entire order at Land's End! So many great deals on cozy Winter fashion and some really great monogrammed items available too!

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LOFT

Save 50% OFF all sweaters at LOFT 

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MACY'S

Enjoy an extra 25% OFF your favorite brands at Macy's + FREE shipping for all orders of $99 or more when you use the code FRIEND. Also receive an extra 10% OFF select depts.

Click here to start shopping!

MARK & GRAHAM

12/3 ONLY – Enjoy 20% OFF all Opera Wallets with code OPERA

If you're looking for personalized or monogrammed gift ideas, Mark & Graham is the place to go! Seriously! I found this shop earlier this year and now they've become my go-to place for all things pretty & personalized.

Just one look at their lovely collection and you'll see why! Oh, and be sure check out their Christmas collection! Their stockings and tree skirts are some of the cutest I've seen!

Click here to start shopping!


MAX & CHLOE

Ends 12/2 Enjoy 25% OFF your entire order at Max & Chloe when you use the code: CYBER25MC at checkout. Plus receive a $20 gift card for all purchases over $200.

11/25 – 12/22 – Save $30 OFF any purchase at Max & Chloe over $150 with code GIFT30X

Click here to start shopping!



MODCLOTH

12/2 –  Enjoy 20% OFF sitewide at Modcloth with code ROBOPUGPlus FREE international shipping on orders over $150 (Nov 24 – Jan 4).

Click here to start shopping!




NEIMAN MARCUS


Earn up to a $500 gift card when you select a regular priced purchase of $200 or more at Neiman Marcus with code: GCFYOU 

For example, if you spend $200, you'll receive a $50 gift card, if you spend $500, you'll receive a $125 gift card, if you spend $1,000 you'll receive a $250 gift card and lastly, if you spend $,000, you'll receive a $500 gift card.

Hurry! Ends Tuesday, 12/2 at Noon Central Time.

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NORDSTROM

12/1 (10 pm EST) – 12/2 (10 pm EST) –  Shop new markdowns of 40% or more on a wide variety of items at Nordstrom! Do you know how much this makes me happy? Um, yeah. I'm pretty stoked. I'm such a Nordy girl.

Click here to start shopping!






OLD NAVY

Ends 12/2 –  Enjoy 30% OFF your entire purchase at Old Navy with code CYBER!

Everything is on sale!

Also don't miss the Old Navy gift guide! It will definitely give you some fun gift ideas!

Click here to start shopping!



ORIGINS

Get $10 OFF any online order of $25 + FREE shipping when you use the code TENOFF at ORIGINS

From their perfectly packaged gift sets to all of their amazing skin products, I'll always be a huge fan of ORIGINS.

Best seller, "Peace of mind" makes for the perfect stocking stuffer. And I can't tell you how happy I am that they brought back the "Spring Fever" scent in this lovely trio! It's back for a limited time only (I know, sniff) so get it while you can!

Also who doesn't love FREE shipping + FREE gift wrap?

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PIPERLIME

Ends 12/2 – Enjoy 30 % OFF your entire purchase at Piperlime and 40% OFF final sale when you use the code CYBER at check out.

Oh, and don't miss their gift shop which is packed full of the prettiest gift ideas!

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POTTERY BARN


12 –  2 Today only receive FREE shipping at Pottery Barn with code FREESHIP

Also check out their personalized items which are 30% OFF today!

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POTTERY BARN TEEN

12/2 - Today only receive FREE shipping at Pottery Barn Teen with code FREESHIP

Save up to 60% OFF on great gifts for a limited time!

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THE OUTNET 

12/2 Enjoy an extra 30% OFF site wide at The Outnet with the code THANKSGIVING

ALSO: Enjoy FREE standard shipping (Nov 30-Dec 1, Code: FREESHIPWKND); Enjoy free shipping (Dec 17-Dec 31, Code: HOLIDAYGIFT).

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REVOLVE CLOTHING

12/2 – Save an extra 20% OFF final sale items at Revolve Clothing with code CYBER2013

Click here to start shopping!





SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Enjoy FREE shipping & FREE returns with code HOLIDAY at Saks Fifth Avenue! Also be sure to check out their amazing Gift Guide.

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SEPHORA

12/2 Get 5 FREE surprise samples at Sephora with code SUSPENSE

FREE 3-day shipping on orders over $50 with code: HOLIDAYSHIP

Okay, so I'm sort of obsessed with Sephora! Especially during this time of year when they come out with all kinds of fabulous gift sets

Click here to start shopping!


SERENA & LILY

11/26 – 12/2 – Enjoy 20% OFF site wide + FREE shipping at Serena & Lily.

* Also receive a $20 gift card when you spend over $100 on 12/2 with code THANKS20

Click here to start shopping!


SHOPBOP


11/26 – 12/2 – Save 15% OFF when you spend $250, save 20% OFF when you spend $500, and save 25% OFF when you spend $1000 at Shopbop with code BIGEVENT13
So many chic items have been discounted and are on sale! Click here to shop the Shopbop sale!
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SOLE SOCIETY

11/26 – 12/2 – Enjoy 33% OFF jewelry, handbags and shoes at Sole Society (with new offers being presented daily at 10am)

Click here to start shopping!

TARGET

12/2 – Buy One Get One 60% OFF on shoes, apparel and accessories at Target! Plus click here to see a list of their current sales. The ones I'm loving most are the kind where they give you a $25 or $50 gift card with purchase. So be sure to check those out here. Gosh, I just love Target!

Click here to start shopping!


TOMS

11/28 – 12/2 – Save $10 OFF any $50 purchase + FREE shipping!

Plus for every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. ''One for one.'' Oh, and be sure to check out their amazing gift guide!

Click here to start shopping!


TORY BURCH

11/29 – 12/2 – Save 20% OFF orders over $300, save 30% OFF orders over $500, save 30% OFF orders over $750 + FREE shipping with code: HOLIDAY. You can bet I'll be shopping Tory's gift guide this weekend!

Oh, and one cannot forget to mention my obsession with Tory Burch shoes! Can you believe that so many of them are on sale? I suggest scooping up a pair up before they're gone!

Click here to start shopping!






URBAN OUTFITTERS

12/2 ONLY  –  Enjoy $15 OFF $75, $25 OFF $100 and $50 OFF $150 + FREE shipping at Urban Outfitters!

11/22  – 11/29 – Enjoy FREE shipping on orders over $50.

Click here to start shopping!



VICTORIA'S SECRET


Ends 12/3 – FREE shipping on all orders of $50 or more + $30 OFF ANY $150 Victoria's Secret purchase when you use the codes FREE50 and 30OFF150 at checkout.

Also Buy One Bra and Get One 50% OFF when you use the code DOUBLEUP at checkout

Click here to start shopping!



WILLIAMS-SONOMA


Enjoy up to 25% OFF + FREE shipping on all orders today with code SAVENOW at Williams-Sonoma

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ZAPPOS


Zappos is a great place to find amazing gifts! And their handy dandy gift guide always makes shopping a snap! Click here to see all of the fabulous deals & steals!

Click here to start shopping!


So there you have it! There's some pretty amazing deals going on right now, am I right? So what are you waiting for? Click on over to some of these amazing shops and start working on that holiday shopping list! Or better yet... why not treat yourself to something? That's what I plan on doing! Nothing beats shopping from the comforts of home! No traffic, no long lines, no tired feet :) See.. it's a win, win! Happy shopping! Oh, and if you happen to like this post, please take a second to share it with your friends on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. I sure would appreciate it!

November 27, 2013

Sponsored Post | Jewelers Mutual

November 27, 2013
What if a diamond isn’t forever?

As a new bride or bride to be, it’s probably hard to imagine losing your ring. You have invested in it both financially and emotionally. However, accidents happen. In fact, according to claims received by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, provider of Perfect Circle® Jewelry Insurance, loss accounts for nearly one third of all jewelry claims received.


What should I watch for?

All kinds of accidents happen to rings. From “a crab stole it off my beach towel” to “I must have lost it when I took out the trash.” So what should you watch out for? 

Here are the top six reasons individuals report claims to Jewelers Mutual:

1. Mysterious disappearance. This may mean anything from setting your ring down and forgetting where you placed it to having it stolen without drawing your attention.

2. Lost at the beach or swimming pool. Water makes skin slippery, so if you keep your ring on your finger at the pool or beach make sure you keep a careful eye on it.

3. Left it in a public restroom or flushed down the toilet. Double check that your ring is still on your finger before you exit any room, especially a public restroom.

4. Lost while traveling. Your normal routine is completely thrown off while you travel, and there are many ways to lose your ring. You could forget to pick it up after going through security, lose it at a hotel, or have it slide off in a strange place without your knowledge.

5. Accidentally threw it in the garbage. You can accidentally throw away your ring when doing things as commonplace as drying your hands over the trashcan or tossing out a lunch tray that you had placed your ring on.

6. Chipped a stone when bumping something. All of your daily tasks will be different with your new rock, so decide which activities may be dangerous for your ring. If you remove it, designate a ring spot and make sure you only set your ring there when you take it off.


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How can I protect my ring?
Acquiring jewelry insurance is an easy and important step in protecting your ring. Insurance is a cost everyone should build into their budget for purchases of valuable jewelry items. Sites like PerfectCircleInsurance.com offer handy premium calculators so you can easily get a quote and apply for coverage. Finding the appropriate insurance for your wedding ring in advance will alleviate the anxiety associated with even the most extreme cases of loss.

What does my policy cover?
There are a variety of companies that insure jewelry, and costs can be similar among them. However, coverage can vary a great deal. Moral of the story? Do your research and make sure you’re covered in the event of any loss. That way, you’ll have confidence that your ring is protected so you can focus on creating more memories.

Underwritten by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Neenah, Wisconsin. Coverage is subject to underwriting review and approval, and to policy terms and conditions.

November 25, 2013

Styled Shoot | Autumn in the Berkshires

November 25, 2013
What happens when Autumn in the Berkshires meets old world charm? Something whimsical. Something magical. And something completely inspiring. That's what! And so today I thought I'd share with you this completely dreamy styled shoot captured by the oh-so talented Dani Fine Photography.

Inspiring details to look out for: A rustic farm table set for 8 including the prettiest Autumn centerpiece I've ever seen. (Definitely has me inspired to set our table for Thanksgiving), a gold leafy crown fit for a forest princess, a rustic little hut straight out of a fairy tale, and a very dapper looking groom complete with coral bow tie and G.Q. looks. 

Oh, and the food! How could I forget to mention the food? Apple pie, cupcakes and prettiest little tarts have me wishing I could just jump into this scene and stay a while!

Photographer:  dani. fine photography // Cake Designer: Cake Walk Bakery // Equipment Rentals: Classical Tents // Other: Dani Fine Photography // Floral Designer: Forget me not Florist // Jewelry: Heart Of Gold Designs // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jackson & Connor // Model: Jake Bodmer of John Casablancas // Makeup Artist: Janice Raccio for Salon Naomi // Hair Stylist: Jenna Poitras for Naomi Salon & Studio // Dress Store: Pearl Bridal Boutique // Jewelry: Rebekah Brooks // Reception Venue:Santarella // Ceremony Location: Santarella // Model: Sophia Cannavo // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Such an enchantingly wonderful shoot. Wouldn't you agree? I seriously can't get enough. Definitely has me feeling excited what with Thanksgiving coming up with week. So tell me, what about this shoot are you feeling inspired by? I know, I know. It's definitely tough to pick favorites!

November 22, 2013

10 Creative Centerpieces for Weddings!

November 22, 2013
When it comes to weddings, there really are so many creative centerpiece ideas to choose from! From the bright and the beautiful to the soft and sweet, I'm always inspired by the creative and colorful centerpieces that I so often come across. And so today I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorites! Get ready for some fabulous floral designs, color lovers!


1. A Warm Palette: First up on my list is this beautiful mix of warm tones. I'm completely obsessed with this caramel colored vase. And these blooms? Aren't they just the prettiest? I'm loving the asymmetrical composition and those sweet little berries!


2. A Neutral Palette: Neutral tones like black, soft browns and ivory really work well together. Wouldn't you agree?  I'm loving this centerpiece for many reasons, but mostly I'm loving the mix of ideas here. A charming black lantern looks really beautiful next to a couple of white vases full of blooms and a few votive candles. I really like how the different heights add interest. 


3. Shades of Cranberry + Peach: Okay, so remember when I said that cranberry was the next ''it'' color for Fall and Winter weddings? Here's another pretty example of this shade in action. I love how this florist paired it with other pretty pink and peach tones. And that white vase? Isn't the contrast just beautiful?


4. Shades of Indigo + Orange: A great color palette to use for Summer or Spring really has to be this fun and unexpected mix of indigo and orange. I love the idea of choosing florals in one shade and then contrasting them with a pretty vase in an opposite color on the color wheel. Such a fresh and modern feel.


5. Shades of Coral + Lavender: This centerpiece feels so artsy to me. And for that reason alone, I'm in love. It also doesn't hurt that this florist has mixed a blooms in varying shades of coral and lavender. What a fun color palette. Bonus? A copper colored vase and confetti takes this look to a whole new level of awesomeness! 


6. Aqua + Orange: Orange and aqua were just made to go hand in hand. I really like how this florist mixed different shaped vases to create a very modern look. The different heights really adds an unexpected touch and the colors just have a way of popping! Again I really like how this florist mixed in white vessels to create a very clean and modern feel.


7. Shades of Red, Yellow + Green: This mix of red yellow and green really is a unique take on a Fall centerpiece. It's vibrant, it's exciting and well, I can't help but gawk. I don't think I've ever seen colors come together like this. I like the overall asymmetrical feel and those cute little berries had me at hello.


8. Shades of Peach + Mint: Soft, romantic and absolutely dreamy, when it comes to the lighter shades, these are the sort of colors I love to see side by side. Shades of peach, mint and ivory are absolutely pretty. Anyone else on board? And those gorgeous gold vases? Yeah, those totally had me at hello! Who knew that roses could be so pretty?


9. Shades of Rust + Peach: Shades of rust and peach is a palette that I hadn't really considered before. Throw in some coral tones and you'll have yourself a palette that is party ready. This might even be my favorite combination of these 10. I don't know what it is, but these colors really have a way of inspiring me. Liquid amber, jensenia, pepper berry, ''Charles Austin'' garden roses, scabiosa and dahlias


10. Shades of Copper + Peach: Rustic and subdued, I can't help but imagine the possibilities of a wedding in these beautiful copper and peach tones. Add in a touch of green and something sort of magical happens. I like the mix of candlelight with these smaller centerpieces. I think the contrast between tall and short really works!


So there you have it! 10 of the prettiest centerpieces I've ever seen. You see, there's plenty of color inspiration to be had when it comes to beautiful blooms. But before I go on, I must remind you that although you might have a color palette in mind, sometimes a florist can't guarantee exact shades. 

This is because the pigment in flowers are affected by weather conditions which means that each shipment can range in color. But not to fret, I suggest working closely with your florist to come up with a mix of blooms that will work for you. Simply bring some inspiration photos to your meeting and explore the possibilities.

So I have to ask...which of these centerpieces is your favorite? And what about it makes it most attractive to you? I can't wait to hear your responses! 

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