new specs

By December 11, 2014 Style

Warby Parker

I’ve liked the story behind Warby Parker from the first time I heard it. To summarize, they produce well made, modern looking eyewear for around $100, including the prescription lenses. And the coolest part – with every eyewear purchase, they give a pair away to someone in need. (Read more about their interesting story here). After breaking my go-to glasses while camping in Yosemite a few months ago, it was the perfect excuse to find my own pair of Warby Parkers. I love that they allow you to choose your 5 favorite frames to try on at home for free, and once you pick the style you love the most, send them all back at no charge. I ended up choosing the Winston style, but already am thinking I need a backup ‘fun’ colored pair and am loving the cherry colored Sloans.

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secret santa

By December 8, 2014 Home


As part of my Project Fab collaboration with Marshalls, I was given the task of shopping for a fellow blogger and in turn, someone else was shopping for me. While it seemed strange at first to shop someone I didn’t know really well at all, it turned out to be a fun challenge – and one that everyone faces usually at some point during the holiday season, whether you have to find something last minute for a coworker, boss, hostess, etc. I chose to send my assigned recipient – Polished for Pennies – a fun mix of items appropriate for a holiday night out – a sparkly clutch, fur trimmed gloves, and a set of brightly colored nail polish.

As someone who loves surprises, I had fun opening mine to find a Cynthia Rowley cozy blanket, a sparkly necklace, and some goodies perfect for hosting holiday get togethers – hot cocoa + mugs, and cocktail napkins, sent by McKenna Bleu. While shopping for the gifts at Marshalls I was going to send, I ended up stocking up on a few things that are nice to have on hand in ace of last minute gift giving needs – a couple candles, a cute stationary set, and picked up the coziest Nicole Miller plush bath robe as a little treat for myself.



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By December 5, 2014 Style

Plaid2 {baldwin shirt and jeans, prada heels, warby parker glasses}

Call it what you want – buffalo check, plaid, tartan – I just can’t get enough of it right now. Between this Baldwin shirt, this This Indian Summer cape, my this Filson jacket and flannel…it’s just almost too much. Except that it’s not, and I want more of it, on everything. The print reminds me of a shirt my dad had when I was younger, so I really extra love that it’s pretty easy to find right now on just about everything. (I mean how cute is this hat and this backpack?)



Photography by Justin Meyer

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best of the best – online sales

By November 29, 2014 Style


There’s no shortage of online deals to be found right now. While my plan for holiday gifts is to shop local for as much as I can, you can beat snagging a few killer online deals from the comfort of your own warm home, cup of tea in hand, curled up in your coziest jammies. Happy shopping!

Asos: 30% off with code TGIBF

Banana Republic: 50% off 1 item and 40% off site wide with code BRCFIFTY

Gap: 40% off site wide with code GIFT

J Crew: 30% off select full priced items, 40% off sale + free shipping with code HOLIDAY

Kate Spade: 25% off site wide with code HOLLYJOLLY + surprise sale until midnight, tonight!

Madewell: 25% off with code GIFTON

Nordstrom: up to 40% off select items

Old Navy: 50% off everything

Otte: extra 40% off sale with code BLACKFRIDAYEA

Piperlime: 25% off everything with code THANKFUL25

Shopbop: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 with code GOBIG14

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