Holiday Gift Guides

Hi Everyone!

I cannot believe we are already 5 days into December!  With the holidays right around the corner I thought it would be a good idea to pull together some items for gift giving!  I know this time of year can be overwhelming sometimes with all you have to do.  I hope that these ideas can help you out.  I broke down the gifts into ideas for her, him as well as some home items that could be great gifts for anyone!  All the items I chose are either on sale or great deals.

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The planner / Scarf / Top / Leggings / Luggage / Diffuser / Slippers

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Watch / Robe / Groom kit / Cuff Links / Weekender Bag / Slippers / DIY Kit / Fitbit / Gloves

collage home gifts

Google Home / Polaroid / Smoothie maker / Blankets / Glass / Tea Pot / Mugs / Bookends

Do you have all your holiday shopping already done?!  Which of these items is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shopping!

xoL

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals!!

Hi lovies!

It is my favorite time of the year!  Happy Cyber Monday!!  I just love sales and getting a great deal.  Between all the Black Friday, Small business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales you cannot go wrong.  I thought I would round up the top deals I have come across.  I am breaking it down by store and my top picks at each store and also just including some stores and their promo codes.  A lot of these deals will run all day long but it is first come so the earlier you get your shopping in today the better the deals will be.

Nordstrom

Extra 20% off select sale items

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  1. Zella High waist Moto leggings, originally $75 on sale for $36–these are my all time FAVE brand of leggings, soo comfy and can be worn to work out or as a cute outfit

2. Free People thermal top, originally $68 on sale for $41

3. Eliza J holiday dress, originally $128 on sale for $62.  Such a perfect dress and color for holiday parties!

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4. Free People V-Neck sweater, originally $128 on sale for $72

5. BP. Moto Leggings, originally $39 on sale for $21

6. Caslon high/low tunic, originally $49 on sale for $24

 

Gap

50% off of everything with code CYBER plus extra 10% off with code TREAT

  1. Gap sale 2Gap sale 11.  Mockneck sweater dress, originally $90 on sale for $41 -comes in one other color too
  2. Chenille sweater, originally $50 on sale for $23 -comes in a few colors

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3. Swiss dot ruffle top, originally $65 on sale for $30 -also comes in white!

4. Quilted sleep joggers, originally $60 on sale for $27

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Men’s Gap options

  1. Fleece lined joggers, originally $55 on sale for $25

2.  Merino wool v-neck sweater, originally $60 on sale for $25

3. Wool cable knit sweater, originally $70 on sale for $32

 

Anthropologie

20% off of full priced items + Free shipping on all orders over $100, no codes needed

Apparel

  1.  Hygge cardigan
  2. Flutter-sleeve pullover
  3. Tie front linen wide leg pants
  4. Adirondack Marled cardigan
  5. Oslo sweater coat

Home

  1. Snow capped vase
  2. slivered geode coaster
  3. holiday table top light up tree

The gift ideas at Anthropologie are endless! Soo many cute ideas for a wide range of people

Pier 1

up to 50% off and free shipping with code FREESHIP

I am in need of some new holiday decor and it is all on sale on their site today!  Here are some of my faves:

  1. Merry Christmas pillow
  2. Christmas Tree pillow
  3. LED light up Christmas pillow
  4. Faux table top pine trees
  5. Faux pine garland

 

DSW

25% off of pretty much the entire store with code HOLIDAY2017

 

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th

60% off cold weather styles with code CYBERMON

take an extra 50% off select styles with code 24HOURS

Extra 30% off select women’s shoes  + half off Hickey Freeman sport coats and suits with code HOLIDAY17

 

Sur la table

up to 75% off home, kitchen and dining items, no code needed

Free shipping over $59 with code SHIPFREE

 

Grande Cosmetics

I LOVE their lash growth serum.  I used it a little while back and saw great results.

25% off entire site with code SPARKLE17

you can also find there products at Sephora 

I wish I had more time to put together more ideas but I want this to be posted before it gets too late.  What are some of your go-to shops on Cyber Monday?!

xoL

Wayfair Home Update

Hi loves!

So today is a great day, I am home having a SNOW DAY!  I feel like a little kid, so excited to not have to get dressed and travel to work haha.  The weather here in NYC/Hudson Valley has been crazy.  Yesterday was 60 degrees and then today there are blizzard and storm warnings in and around the area!  I normally commute a while to work, almost 2 hours each way, so with the weather being so nasty right now I am sure it would take me closer to 3 hours…So I opted to not travel out and stay home.

Anyone else home for a snow day?!

So I know in my last post I mentioned my hubby and I have started the home buying process!  It really has been a very new, exciting and nerve racking experience thus far.  As long as all keeps running smooth we should be moving into our new home in July!  So with that said I have of course been dreaming up each room and how I will decorate.  We also are moving from an apartment so there are a few items that we do not own now that we will need to get.  I have been filling up a cart on Wayfair (I know, a little premature, but I cannot contain my excitement!) and I thought I would make a post on some items we plan on getting or things I just love.

Is anyone else obsessed with Wayfair like me??  You can get anything you can think of and really furnish your entire home all on one site!

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  1. I love white and this table just jumped out to me.  I would love to pair this table with chairs like the one I included in this post.  We love to entertain so having a table that can fit 8+ people is a huge plus and this table is extendable.  I also love the distressed finish!
  2. The chairs are exactly what I would love to have for my dining room.  I love how they are a neutral color and would be comfortable for an everyday kitchen chair as well.
  3. I just love this nightstand for our master bedroom.  I love the lines, the fact it is white and also has a drawer.  It looks large enough to have a light on it as well which i really like to have next to the bed.  I plan on doing one on each side.
  4. THIS BED.  I just love it.  Again, the distressed look is amazing and I love that its natural wood but also has white on it.  I was originally looking for an all white bed but did not seem to like many that I came across.  This is one that I think would go great in our new bedroom and with those nightstands!
  5. I love the look of new rugs that have that distressed worn-in look.  I think this rug would be a nice addition to our bedroom.  Again, its more neutral but I love that it still has pretty blues in it.
  6. I love this sofa for a couple of reasons.  I love the blue velvet and I love that this is a pull out bed.  This would be perfect in my office/glam room I plan on having.  We want each bedroom to be able to sleep people, again since we like to entertain, but I did not want an actual bed in each room.  So this is perfect.
  7. This ottoman is just awesome.  It comes in a ton of different colors and would be perfect in my glam room or even in the living room.

Any new items from Wayfair that you have been eyeing?!

xoLauren

Cyber Monday Deals-My fave time of the year!

Hi loves! Happy Monday (says no one ever, unless its cyber Monday!)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  Mine was relaxing, filled with tons of food and family time.  How was your holiday?!

I am so excited to share with you some of the great deals I have come across.  I am a deal shopper, always have been.  I get such a thrill knowing I didn’t pay full price for something LOL.  Here are some of the sites I will be shopping today!

Best Damn Beauty by Nicole Guerriero

I have yet to try any of her products, but if you follow beauty bloggers like I do then you know she is amazing and any products she is making are also going to be awesome.  I have read great reviews on her lip mask.  You can get 50% off your order PLUS free shipping with promo code NICOLE!  Now is the time to check out her stuff!  Here is the lip mask and also the face beauty oil I am going to buy!

West Elm

By far one of my favorite online home shops.  I think they always have great prices and they always have the items I try to find in the stores near me but are never successful finding them.  Here are some things I just love and with the 50% off Cyber Monday promo you cannot resist!  I love this Velvet duvet cover and shams, comes in 2 colors.  I love these Gold Terrariums, super cute accent decor.  You can add succulents in it or even some pretty stones of candles, easy and cute.  I also really love this Terrace Coffee Table which is half price!  They have tons of furniture, rugs, bedding, mirrors etc., all on sale as well.  If you are in need of some home goods I would check them out!

Tory Burch 

I only shop Tory Burch when I find good deals.  You can get some cute bags and shoes on sale right now.  I love these Sidney Boots and these Nola High Top sneakers. I love cross body bags because they are great for day or night.  This Harper Flat Wallet Cross Body one is perfect and a great price!

Tarte and Dermstore.com

I have always had a love for Tarte Cosmetics.  My love really grew for them once I did some free lancing for them.  I learned so much about their products and got to try a bunch of them out.  I just love how so many of their cosmetics wear, last, and are not filled with harsh chemicals.  They are vegan friendly (which also makes me happy) and they definitely have some of my favorite go-to products.  Everything on their site is 25% off with promo code MONDAY.  They also have the best gifts, really cute travel size gift packages, perfect for any makeup lover. I was searching and came across Dermstore.com.  They also sell Tarte products and also have 25% off your entire purchase with promo code HOLIDAY.   If you want to get a bunch of different products you may want to check out Dermstore instead.  To start I LOVE Tartes’ Amazonian Clay Blush, it last all day long and comes in amazing colors! Maracuja Oil is my all time fave.  Tarte also has it in a travel size, which I love, so I normally get that size along with the normal size and use it every day!  I am a bronzer lover and cannot go without their Park Ave Princess one!  Okay, I could literally list out another 20 items that I have used and loved but you get the picture haha.  If you are just looking for Tarte then go direct to their site but if you want to buy other brands, such as:Beauty Blender, Juice Beauty, Clarisonic, or Lorac (just to name a few) then head over to DermStore.

Bag, Borrow or Steal

Want to rent or buy gently used designer bags?! I love this site.  They are having a great sale right now.  Here are some LV bags I have been eyeing and they are marked down, today only! Here and Here

Sweaty Betty

Cannot forget some good work out clothes marked down! I love their stuff, and they have 25% off everything, no code needed.

Teeki

Another site I adore for workout/yoga clothing.  They have 35% off their site PLSU $20 store credit for orders over $100 AND Free Legwarmers with promo code TEEKICASH20.  You should def check this one out!  I have never seen these leggings go for 35% off before.

I hope you all enjoy your awesome shopping day!  What can be better then shopping and not having to wait in lines?!

xoLauren

 

 

 

Autumn Colored Outfits!

Hi loves! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend 🙂

I am loving this transition time, from Summer to Fall.  I drove home this past weekend to spend time with my family.  My drive was so gorgeous! All the leaves are starting to change and it just made the drive so enjoyable!  I was noticing all the vibrant colors of the leaves and it really inspired me into finding some fun fall items that remind me of those amazing colors.  I put together a couple go to outfits, I could live in either one of these outfits LOL.

 What is your fave fall color?!

Look #1:

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I also love these:

These boots and also these over the knee ones

Look #2:

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I also really love:

These jeans and also these jeans

and this suede moto jacket!

Clearly I am loving the suede trend right now.  Any trends that are your fall go to?!

xoLauren

Fall Outfit Look

Hi!

I do not know about you, but as soon as the mornings start to get chilly I get such an itching for Fall time! Autumn in NY is amazing. I just love the smell of the air, change in the color of the leaves, sweaters and boots, pumpkin everything and of course hot apple cider.  Since I have started shopping and picking up some new looks for this fall I thought I would put together a cute look.  I have been so in love with mule shoes this season.  Check out where you can get this cute look below!

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Similar items for #1 here and here

Other bags I love here and here

Also love these jeans

And some more super cute mules here, here and here

Any favorite items you have been eyeing to get for the upcoming season?!

xoLauren

Saks Off 5th

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!  I cannot believe it is already MAY! Time has been flying by a little too fast.  I love this month, mainly because its my birthday month 🙂 but also because its the time when the weather in NY finally starts to get warm enough to not wear tons of layers.

As I am sure you have all figured out by now I love shopping and when its a good deal I just cannot resist to talk about it and share it with everyone!  I think its silly to pay full retail for most things.  Saks Off 5th is having an amazing sale with up to 70% off plus their regular deals are usually pretty awesome.

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These are just a few of the items I think are nice and versatile for summer.  I am just in such a spring/summer mood with items I am currently buying.  I just love simplistic easy to wear outfits  for once the weather changes and gets nice and hot (my fave!)

Happy shopping loves!

xoLauren

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH

Spring time looks

Hiya dolls!! TGIF!  So my posts seem to keep happening only once a week which is just not cool.  I plan on changing that over this weekend with some fun things I have coming up to blog about!  I hope everyone made it through the week so they can enjoy the weekend!  I am going home this weekend to visit my family for my dads 60th birthday, I am so excited to see everyone.  It sucks living away from family, luckily mine is only a 5 hour drive away and not a plane ride away, but still, its tough.

So I thought I would help start your weekends off right with some fun spring deals I came across.  Even though it is supposed to SNOW this weekend where I am going I am still dreaming of spring time!

 

For Love & Lemons Santa Rosa Maxi Dress in Vintage Blue Floral

I am so in love with this boho look!

I love a nice light scarf in the spring to add to outfits

I think these wedges would look so cute with any dress/jeans this spring and summer!

 

The gold, white face, is just so simple and springy to me, and its on sale here!

 

I just love the boho vibe of Free People and when I find items I love on sale its a win, win.  Like this super cute blouse!

RE/DONE Repaired & Destroyed Skinny Jeans - Skinny - Barneys.com

Nothing like a skinny white jean/semi distressed to wear this spring and summer-LOVE these!

They also come in tan and yellow and are on SALE! These with the white jeans…so need these!

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Any outfit this spring can be completed with this super cute backpack and it is insanely discounted!

Happy shopping my loves!

 

xoL

Holiday gift idea #2

Happy Monday lovies!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I spent most of mine Christmas shopping.  We need to send the gifts to our family in Denmark this week (so they can arrive in time!) so we made sure to get all the gifts purchased this past weekend.  It was exhausting, but a lot of fun.

I love unique, one of a kind type gifts.  I like to try and think outside the box when gift giving.  I came across this site a few years ago, Uncommon Goods.  It is such a fun site, they really have a bunch of unique gift ideas.  If you have any really hard people to buy for,and you spend most of your time trying to brainstorm what to get them that they would love and do not already have, well, this is the site for you to check out.

Here are some fun ideas that I love on their site:

For him

Ballpark Blueprints $185.00 –awesome gift for those baseball lovers

Whiskey and Rum making kit $75.00- such a fun idea for anyone who enjoys a good drink

Scratch Map $28.95–know a world traveler? This is a fun idea, they can keep track of their travels on this big world map

For her

Succulent Living Wall Planter Kit $110.00–I would totally love this LOL.  Succulents are great too because they do not require a ton of lovin but add that green life you need in some rooms (or if you are like me, in every room!)

Chai Tea Kit $35.00–loose leaf teas-they also have other varieties such as green herbal teas too

Aromatherapy Shower kit $45.00- amazing way to relax in the shower by having essential oils infused into your shower water.  Sounds heavenly.

I could list out so many more fun gift ideas.  I just love this sit.  Hopefully I got to introduce some of you to a new spot if you have never heard of Uncommon Goods before.

What are your top go to site for holiday shopping??

Happy Shopping!

xoLauren