November 28, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 28, 2014

Short and sweet today so we can all get back to our BLACK FRIDAY shopping sprees.


My favorite STRIPE TALK yet.

Love these looks from ASHLEY, JACKIE


Obsessed with this BEFORE & AFTER.

Why pop songs are only 3 MINUTES long.

And in case you missed it:





Black Friday Sales

It's black Friday and for me that means sitting in a food coma and doing some damage online. I'm hoping to score some major deals today pre-cyber Monday and knocking out the majority of my Christmas shopping, if not all of it. Happy shopping friends and may you find some great bargains!

BLOOMINGDALES $25 off almost every $200 you spend through Saturday. 

DESIGN DARLING 20% off sitewide from 11/26 – 12/01 with code: MANYTHANKS.

EMERSON FRY 20% off all full-priced merchandise on 12.01 with code: EFMONDAY14.

EQUIPMENT 25% off entire collection through Monday, December 1st with code THANKS.

GRAY MALIN 30% off side-wide with GOBBLE30.

J.CREW 30% off select full price styles and additional 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY.

J.CREW FACTORY 50% off everything and free shipping on orders over $50 with code THANKS.
JOIE 25% off entire purchase with code THANKS through Monday, December 1st.

KATE SOMERVILLE 25% off your entire order plus free shipping with code FRIENDS2014 byDecember 1st. 

KATE SPADE 20% off entire site with code HOLLYJOLLY.

LOEFFLER RANDALL Extra 15% off sale with BLKFRIDAY.

LOREN HOPE 20% off everything and free shipping through Monday, December 1st.

LULU & GEORGIA: Spend $250 and get 20 percent off with PUMPKINPIE20; spend $500 and get 25 percent off with PUMPKINPIE25; spend $1,000 and get 30 percent off with PUMPKINPIE30. 

MADEWELL 25% off your entire purchase with code GIFTON in stores and online through Sunday.

OTTE Extra 40% off already marked down items with code BLACKFRIDAYYEA through November 28th.

PIPERLIME: 25% off sitewide on 11/27 with code: THANKFUL25. // Black Friday 25% off sitewide on 11/28 with code: IHEARTNYC. // Cyber Monday 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns from 11/30 – 12/01 with code: CYBERSALE.

RAG & BONE Extra 25% off sale through Monday with code EXTRA25.

SHOPBOP 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14 until December 1st. 

THEORY 40% off and if you spend $500 you get $100 toward your next purchase.

WEST ELM Everything is on sale with code SUPERSALE.

November 27, 2014

Give Thanks

There is so much to be thankful for this year - my family, loving boyfriend, good health, and much, much more. Wishing you the best Thanksgiving with all of your families. Enjoy the day!


November 26, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Parents

If you're anything like me, what to get your parents for the holidays completely stumps me. Here are a few things I think they just might enjoy this season.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Foodie

Fantastic gifs for the budding chef or the seasoned pro.

November 25, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

After the main gifts have been opened on Christmas morning, I love digging into my stocking to find the goodies in there. Most of the time it's candy, but I wouldn't mind any of these fun things.

November 2014 Beauty Finds

NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK IN GRACE A perfect bright pink coral.

BAG BALM Laughing my ass off that this is actually found in the "pet supply" section as it's intended use is for cows udders. However, this stuff is great to slather on chapped lips and hands in the winter.

KIEHL'S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE A nighttime facial oil that you pat on to help restore the appearance of skin overnight. I love the smell of this and look forward to putting this on each night before bed. I only started using this recently so I haven't seen any improvement yet.

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD HYDRATING TREATMENT My friend has been using this and let me try it recently. Safe to say this may be my next night cream. It is VERY moisturizing, which is great for winter, and smells decadent. Sort of a mixture of coconut and cake batter. Yum. It also comes in this fun GIFT SET where you can try two other GLAMGLOW products.

JIN SOON NAIL POLISH IN RHAPSODY A gray-blue nail polish. I love dark nails in the winter!

November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The Look...For Less: Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel

The PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 SATCHEL gives off the vibe of a laid-back bag, but what it isn't lacking is serious style. Perfect for running around doing errands, heading to work, travel and so on. It's no wonder it's seen on the arms of many celebs, but when it comes in WAY, WAY more than your monthly rent payment it's just not that practical. Unless of course I win it big. Until then, the SOLE SOCIETY PRESLEY bag will get you that look, save you some cash, and then some.

November 21, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 21, 2014

When I get off the train this evening, I'm RUNNING to my dog. It's been way too long. Oh, also seeing my family (love you guys too)! Really looking forward to a low-key weekend in CT. Have a good one!

A great deal for a great brand on GILT CITY.

Read this if you like SPINNING and wonder if it will make your quads bulky.

Have you checked out the CINDERELLA TRAILER? It looks amazing!

This MINIPRESSO is awesome - it fits in your bag!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Glam Girl

The Glam Girl likes nice things and I can't blame her. Make her holiday season with something fabulous.

Shop this gift guide and more HERE.

November 20, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts That Do Good

If we combine shopping and supporting a good cause, the outcome is fantastic. You'll be doing good AND giving a great gift to a lucky someone. Or maybe just treating yourself. Either way, it's a win in my book! Shop on.

Don't forget, you can shop this gift guide and more ideas HERE!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Hostess

Go beyond the bottle of wine and make your hostess' day with one of these fabulous gifts!

November 19, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Jetsetter

Traveling should be comfortable and easy, but let's face it, it isn't always. To make things easier on myself I like to organize, downsize, and pack things that have multiple uses. A comfy cape doubles as a blanket on a chilly flight, a pouch for your travel documents can be used as a clutch for a night out, and travel sizes of all my favorite products.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Kids

Kids gifts are just too cute. I wish I knew some little cuties to buy all of this stuff for and so that I could see their ecstatic faces come Christmas morning. Oh what fun!

November 18, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Health & Fitness Lover

Got a friend that's a big health and fitness buff? Or maybe you are? Any one of the items on today's list would make a fantastic gift. LIQUITERIA - my favorite; SOULCYCLE - my obsession as of late; and dry shampoo from the DRYBAR - a tired girl's best friend; so many great things this might be one of my favorite lists yet!

The Look...For Less: Barbour Jacket

H&M has some great coat options this season and this WAXED JACKET looks very similar to a BARBOUR. With the tartan inside and a hood it's a great coat to get you through fall.

November 17, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

Gifts under $50 to start your week off and keep you on budget.

November 14, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 14, 2014

Lucy Pinky Lucas 3/2/06 - 11/15/10

I'm not afraid to admit I love my dogs more than some people. They love you unconditionally, the warm cuddles, that puppy smell, but most of all the genuine excitement they have when you walk through the door. Come on, what is better than that?

So far, I've had three girls in my life, all different color labs - Sally, Lucy, and currently Riley - and there will be many, many more. Although I won't be heading home this weekend to cuddle with my Rye Bread, I will be thinking of my sweet girl Lulu. She loved weekends, because weekends meant meatballs and pasta at Nonny's on Sunday followed by cookies. So it's no wonder this roundup has a good amount of comfort food in it, because not only do some owners LOOK LIKE their dogs, some definitely have the same likes and dislikes. And lets face it, this girl loves to eat.

Oh. My. God. I need to make this CENTREPIECE.

It's about time INSTAGRAM. Seriously, why did that take SO long?

Bring on the CHURROS.

PANTONE HOTEL. They really think of everything.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Man

Does anyone else have a hard time trying to buy for the men in your life? They can just be so damn stubborn and picky. Every year I struggle in this category, so I pulled together some things that would make for a great gift for any man in your life - brothers, boyfriends, dads.


Shop this gift guide and more ideas HERE.

November 13, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The Tech Lover

It's not the holidays without wanting some new tech stuff, is it? For me, the IPAD MINI is at the top of my list, but there are a ton of other things that would certainly make great gifts for you to give at various price points.

Daniel Castan

While killing time in the West Village last week before a workout, I stumbled upon the work of DANIEL CASTAN in the CARRÉ D'ARTISTES NYC. Daniel uses quick-drying acrylic paint to make textured paintings from memory. What I love about his work is how the layered technique and colors used make the abstract paintings of the city come alive.

Lucky for us locals, Daniel will be in NYC at the CARRÉ D'ARTISTES painting, signing and discussing his technique on November 29th and 30th from 12PM to 7PM. The pieces are pricey, but good art is worth the investment, no?

All images via HERE

November 12, 2014

Make: Pecan Pie

While Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie are certainly staples for Thanksgiving, another popular pie in my family is Pecan Pie. Over the past few years I've tried a few recipes that include molasses, chocolate, bourbon, but the one I keep coming back to is a simple recipe that doesn't sacrifice on taste and certainly sugar. When I make this, it always goes very quickly in my family.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

'Tis the season...kicking off a round of holiday gift guides. Between now and Thanksgiving expect a new guide everyday. First up, gifts under $25!

November 11, 2014

The Look...For Less: Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

The iconic EAMES CHAIR (top) would look good in any home and would last for years to come. But the hefty price tag is not one that many can splurge on. Enter this lovely option from ROVE CONCEPTS. Yes, still a splurge, but if you're dying for the original option but can't swing it, this will let you achieve that look.

November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Thanksgiving decor doesn't have to be all turkeys, cornucopias and an overwhelming amount of orange. In fact, it's a great time to incorporate some rustic and earthy elements to give your table more depth. Here are some things you can do with items you may already have in your home:

  • - Hollow out gourds and put tea lights in them.
  • - Fill glass canisters with corn, colorful beans, acorns, or cranberries to bring color and height to the table.
  • - A planter box filled with all things fall as a centerpiece for your table - leaves, pumpkins, and pinecones. 
  • - Incorporate a variety of deep jewel tone glasses into your place setting. I love the ones from Anthro like THESE and THESE.
  • - Use unexpected elements as place-card holders. How cute is the artichoke used in the top left corner? 

November 7, 2014

Weekly Roundup: November 7, 2014


Not sure what's on your agenda this weekend but I'm having a dinner party at my apartment tonight (making my favorite enchiladas) and following it up with an early SoulCycle Saturday morning. And of course, following that up with drinks and brunch. Have fun!

ICONIC NY SANDWICHES - need to try every one of them.

GROCERY SHOPPING in NY sucks. Very accurate.

Well this is a funky HOTEL.

Sample sales to remember: LULU FROST and TIBI.

When to throw out MAKEUP. Good to know.

Need to make this MAC & CHEESE on a rainy day.

A funny THEORY about Frozen and The Shining. Creative.

Fascinated by these TRIPPY GIFS.

Love this collection of INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES.

A RECIPE that might be good for Super Bowl weekend?

Looks I loved this week included AIMEE, REESE, HELENA, and MEGHAN.


Adding this EXHIBIT to my list of things to see.


Bookmarking THIS for Thanksgiving. Can't have crappy mashed potatoes.

After reading this post, dying to make a trip to WINE COUNTRY.

An interesting read about RENT THE RUNWAY.

Jimmy Kimmel's HALLOWEEN PRANK gets funnier and funnier each year.

And in case you missed it on L&C:

My picks from OPRAH'S FAVORITE THINGS 2014.



The SÉZANE AND MADEWELL collaboration.


Oprah's Favorite Things 2014

In true Oprah fashion, she released her FAVORITE THINGS just in time for holiday shopping. I always dreamed of being in the audience for the filming of this episode, could you imagine how loud it would be from all the screaming?!?! I would probably hyperventilate from excitement. Here's what might be making it onto my Christmas list...

November 6, 2014

Eat: Macelleria

Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District you'll find a little slice of Northern Italian heaven at MACELLERIA. Fresh meats, handmade pastas, and mozzarella cheese so good it will make you cry, the entire menu is to die for. Definitely pricey, but worth it for a celebration dinner (new job for the boyfriend), we started with the burrata, baked eggplant, prosciutto di parma, and of course great wine. Then it was on to the main courses - spaghetti carbonara (him) and ravioli stuffed with butternut squash in a brown butter sauce (me), I have never had anything better. Ever.

Aside from food, the ambiance was fantastic. Any place that makes you feel like you're actually in Italy is good in my book. Exposed brick (my kryptonite here in NY), vintage decor, and lots of wine line the walls. All in all, MACELLERIA makes for one special night.

Lower floor - seriously, how cool is that ceiling?!?!?

Image 1, Images 2 & 3

November 5, 2014

Make: Tortellini Soup

It's getting colder out which sucks, but what's better than coming home on a chilly day and having a hot, delicious soup waiting to warm you up? With simple prep-work required this recipe is great for a weeknight with enough leftovers to get you through the week.

November 4, 2014

The Look...For Less: J.CREW Asymmetrical Zip Pencil Skirt

I love the ASYMMETRICAL ZIP SKIRT from J.CREW, but when I saw the price I nearly flipped. So when I saw this BOUCLE SIDE ZIP version from BANANA REPUBLIC I was thrilled. It doesn't come in as many colors as the J.CREW version, but with your basic black and cream I still say its a great win.

November 3, 2014

Sézane For Madewell

SÉZANE, the perfectly Parisian label, has collaborated with MADEWELL which means you're now able to shop their pieces stateside. Pieces that evoke the timeless Parisian fashion include a LACE SHIFTDRESS, a SILK BLOUSE, classic BLACK CLUTCH, and a gorgeous TWEED COAT to top it all off. Check out some of the collection below.
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