WEEKEND STEALS & DEALS

November 22, 2014 | Heather

ANN TAYLOR: 40% off full-price sweaters, dresses, skirts, shoes, and accessories. Use code PARTY40 FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. Ends 11/22.

ANTHROPOLOGIE: Tops under $40. Free shipping on orders over $150 with code FS150.

GAP: 40% off regular price styles. Use code SHOP + card members get 50% off with code BFRIDAY Ends 11/14. Free shipping on orders over $50, free returns. Ends 11/23.

J. CREW: 30% off winter wear + extra 30% off fall sale styles. Use code SHOPNOW $5 flat rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders over $150. Ends 11/23.

LOFT: Earn two $25 Loft Cash Cards for every $50 you spend. Redeem from 12/2 – 12/12.

NORDSTROM: Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

OLD NAVY: Save 20% off your purchase, online only with code ONSAVENOW + up to 40% off all pants, sweaters, and shirts.

SOLE SOCIETY: Invite friends and earn $25. Fast and free shipping.

ZAPPOS: Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing.

 

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things….Under $50

November 19, 2014 | Heather

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The Final Countdown to the Holidays is on! I am a huge fan of online shopping and also getting my gift list checked off early. This is one of my secrets for having a stress free holiday and allows me enjoy the season with my friends and family. Each year I compile a few lists of my favorite things. Some are extravagant, some are more personal, celebrity favorites and finally one that I think will appeal to all of us.

Today’s favorite things list is my ‘every girl’ list. Mom, sister, friends and co-workers. Because seriously, who wouldn’t want to curl up with one of these books, with this candle burning, while drinking from this mug, having cake for breakfast, and wearing these luxe slippers? The best part is this list of favorite things are for those of you on the hunt for something fabulous and affordable under $50. See my whole list here. Enjoy!

Best Gifts for Men: For the Guy Who Can’t Wait For The Latest Gadget

November 18, 2014 | Heather

Once the leaves change color and begin crunching underfoot, it’s officially the holiday season, which means gifting, traveling, and staying sane. I know that it can be difficult to find a Christmas gift that your man will love. So I’ve scoured the best of the blogs to help you bring home something special this Christmas. If you have an an impossible-to-please guy on your shopping list? Check out this August Smart Lock is the secure, simple, and social way to manage your home’s lock. Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes. And you can do it all from your smartphone or computer. It’s an app controlled home security device which also allows you to have a keyless entry. It allows you to lock and unlock your door via app or automatically using a sensor. But this device also brings something new….
In case you have common visitors you’ll be able to grant them time-connected access privileges that offer them automatic entry when approaching the door. You allocate them a time slot and once it has passed they lose the access privileges. Also, in case of a power outage, you’ll still be able to lock and unlock the door. Also, you’ll still be able to use keys for that. This is the perfect gift to keep the man in your life feel like he is the king of his castle all while helping protect it. Happy Holidays! Shop The SmartLock Here.

 

Karlie Kloss Off-Duty Model Style In New York

November 17, 2014 | Heather

Karlie Kloss is the American supermodel and Victoria’s Secret heavyweight, as famous for her never-ending legs and fairy-like face as she is her to-die-for wardrobe. The fresh-faced supermodel looked nothing short of effortless, pairing her skinny jeans with a on trend plaid shirt and Converse sneakers to match. Yes, the 6-foot stunner managed to look chicer than everyone else while in sneakers—the street style stakes have been officially raised.

Jeans: Closed // Shirt: Mother // Shoes: Converse //

Holiday Shopping: Steals & Deals

November 15, 2014 | Heather

The biggest shopping season of the year is nearly here, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can make the most of your time to save your hard earned money. Thankfully, there are lots of wonderful ways to save a bundle on all the items you buy every year. From Christmas gifts to groceries for your big holiday dinner, a little bit of planning and a lot of organization can yield an impressive savings. Savings that you can use to buy more gifts for your family, or save for a family vacation to de-stress after all the holiday hoopla is over with. Here are a few great sales to save you some money and navigate all the different deals and sales this holiday shopping season.

* Check out Kate Spade this weekend, your entire purchase is 25% off!

ANN TAYLOR: Friends and Family sale – 40% off your entire purchase. Use code FRIENDS40 FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping. Ends 11/16.

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 25% off all dresses and jewelry.

GAP: 30% off purchase with code HAPPY + earn GAPcash. Gifts starting at $19. Ends 11/14. Free shipping on orders over $50, free returns.

J. CREW: 25% off. Use code SHOPNOW $5 flat rate shipping and FREE shipping on orders over $150. Ends 11/17.

KATE SPADE: 25% off your entire purchase. use code BEMERRY. Ends 11/16 at midnight.

LOFT: Friends & Family sale- 40% off everything (you have to submit your email for the code though :(

NORDSTROM: Always FREE shipping & FREE returns.

OLD NAVY: All pants, sweaters, and shirts up to 40% off & online only: 25% off any amount; $30% of $75, and 35% off $100. Ends 11/15.

SOLE SOCIETY: Invite friends and earn $25. Fast and free shipping.

ZAPPOS: Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing.

Tis The Season To Travel…In Style

November 12, 2014 | Heather

Without a doubt, the airport is one of the best places to spot authentic star style. Celebrities bring new meaning to the phrase “traveling in style.” I know firsthand how difficult a comfortable, yet stylish travel look can be. When time is a factor, it’s common to jump from the tarmac to a meeting with little or no time in between. In such cases, I rely on several go-to pieces to get me through. My go to travel outfit relies on a mostly black ensemble, a chic and forgiving color. Skinny jeans and stylish booties provide sharp lines, while a stunning leather jacket or chic handbag keeps the look from being plain Jane. A few well-chosen accessories can add color and trend.

Here are more mile high style tips from Fashionista Lauren Conrad:

  1. Keep your look simple. I like to wear mostly black when I travel. Sometimes I throw in one complimentary color, such as burgundy or beige.
  2. Wear socks! Is there anything worse than forgetting to pack socks and then having to tiptoe through the security line with bare feet? I think not…
  3. Forget anything strappy or full of buckles. Like I said before, simplicity is key. By avoiding anything superfluous like strappy sandals and triple-buckle boots, you can cut down on the time you spend preparing for security and up your in-flight comfort factor too!
  4. Minimize your jewelry. Instead of piling your wrists with watches and bracelets, keep your accessories to a minimum. Nine times out of ten you will be asked to remove everything before going through airport security.
  5. Layer up. Wear your most comfortable pair of jeans or leggings—preferably in a dark color. Top off your look with a simple tee and a cozy sweater or relaxed blazer. Finally, twist on a scarf (or pack one in your carry-on). We all know that planes get chilly! I usually like to keep my jacket and scarf packed in my carry-on to cut down on the time I spend getting ready to go through security. If I already have these layers off, then I don’t need to worry about taking them on and off during the security screening. Once I’m through security, I usually pile these items on to prepare for the artic temps to come on the plane…

The 21 Best Songs To Get Ready For A Big Night Out To

November 12, 2014 | Heather

I firmly believe that there is one factor that is necessary for every woman in order to take the mundane “getting ready to go out” experience from just another part of your day to a borderline life-changing experience. And no, I’m not talking about Spanx (although those are often very helpful). What I am talking about will make you go from thinking, “Ugh, I’d rather sit on the couch and watch Real Housewives” to “I am Beyoncé, but even better” in no time at all. All you need is the absolute perfect song. And you’d better believe there’s one for every occasion.

OK, so no tune is really going to transform you into a worldwide singing superstar or even actually change your appearance at all. But for a few minutes while listening to the perfect song, as you stand in the glow of carefully chosen, ultra-flattering lighting and take a selfie in your best hair/makeup/outfit — you are the queen of the universe. And let’s be honest, that’s really all that matters.

So here’s the best songs to get ready to for every major going out occasion, because everyone deserves to feel like BeyoncĂ© and/or queen of the universe (is there a difference?) every now and then.

1. Girl’s Night Out

“Dancing On My Own” – Robyn

“Piece Of My Heart” – Janis Joplin

“Black Widow” – Iggy Azaela + Rita Ora

The classic night out for any girl. You are independent. You are sassy. You are sexy. You will only mention your ex three to five times. You are indestructible.

2. Post-Breakup Night Out

“Right As Rain” – Adele

“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé

“Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine

What you need right now is the kind of song that will have you crying at the beginning, and OK, maybe a little in the middle, but by the end you are confident that you are ready to re-download Tinder. You have moved on. For a night anyway.

3. The I Hate That Guy So Much But I Really Hope I See Him Tonight And I Am Going To Look Amazing … Night Out

“Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” – Wet

“Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac

“Bossy” – Kelis

This particular section is not inspired whatsoever by previous real events in my own life. Nope, definitely not. Anyway. Basically, what’s important here is that you find the balance between “I don’t need any man ever again” and “I am way hotter than every other person in this place” songs.

4. Casual, Happy Night Out

“I’m Goin’ Down” – Bruce Springsteen

“Wildest Moments” – Jessie Ware

“Tighten Up” – The Black Keys

Sometimes you’re just in a really good mood and want to go celebrate it. Other times, you need some songs that will put you in that really good mood. These three tunes do both.

5. Cool Night Out

“Wandering Star” – POLICA and Mike Noyce

“Warm Water” – Banks

Line of Fire” – Junip

Are you too cool for everything in the entire world? Good. These songs will make you feel even cooler before you head out to your speakeasy or wherever it is that hip people drink these days.

6. Classic Night Out

“Electric Feel” – MGMT

“Paper Planes” – MIA

“Mo Money Mo Problems” – The Notorious B.I.G

For those of you out there who need a beginner’s mix, here are some essentials.

7. Post-post-breakup Night Out

“I’m Not The Only One” – Sam Smith

“Survivor ” – Destiny’s Child

“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor

You’re finally not crying every day (nights are a different story), and you actually WANT to go out now because (insert name here) is a total jerk and you are, like, so much better off without them and you have so much to offer and are beautiful and fabulous. But sometimes you’re still just a little pissed off. ~ Olivia Muenter

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How To Style: Cozy Sweaters

November 7, 2014 | Heather

I’ll spare you any sweater puns, but I still wanted to let you know about how much I’m loving the new crop of winter-ready sweaters. Plus, I’m letting you in on our how-to-wear-’em plans. You’re welcome.

Black, White and Leather

Dolman Sleeve Black and White Sweater
Coated Leather Skinny Jeans
Open Toe Leather Booties
Printed Small Zip Clutch Bag
Mirrored Lense Sunglasses

Skirt the Rules


Mohair Turtleneck
Zipper Detail Striped Jacquard Skirt
Open Toe Leather Booties
Cat Eye sunglasses

Fringe Benefits


Fringe Detail Marled Turtleneck Sweater
Sloane Ribbed Skirt
Open Toe Leather Booties

Warm Up With Seasonal Cocktails From NYC’s Newest Bars

November 7, 2014 | Heather

If you’re looking for something to take the place of your summertime margaritas,  look no further: Intermix rounded up a few delicious fall cocktail recipes from NYC’s newest bars. Check out what they’re brewing and take note of how to make one on your own.

Welcome Thanksgiving or cold-weather guests with the warm and cozy aroma of this spicy hot cider. (Photo Above)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple cider (use organic if you can)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Mount Gay rum
  • 1 oz. raspberry syrup
  • 1 tsp. Chambord (a raspberry-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 Tbs. grated orange zest
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

Queen’s Knees, courtesy of Bar Hugo
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • .75 oz Honey Syrup
  • .75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
  • Strawberries
  • Fresh Basil

Shake all ingredients well and serve on the rocks with a basil leaf garnish.

 

Betty Draper, courtesy of Wallflower
  • 1 ½ oz Citadelle gin
  • Âľ oz lime
  • Âľ oz apple syrup
  • ½ oz celery juice
  • ÂĽ oz Calvados Drouin selction
  • ÂĽ oz manzanilla
  • 1 dash of celery bitter
  • 1 dash bar keep apple bitter

Shake all ingredients together and serve straight up.

 

¡El Luchador!, courtesy of Decoy
  • 2 oz Tres Agaves tequila
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz ginger syrup*
  • .75 oz Sorel

To create the ginger syrup, cook two handfuls of sliced, peeled ginger with a small handful of whole black peppercorn in four quarts of sugar and two quarts of water (the sugar to water ratio should always be two to one. Combine with the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, strain and pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass.  Garnish with grapefruit peel.

 

The Houdini, courtesy of Bar Cyrk
  • 7 Grapes
  • Dash of Albert’s Elixir no. 7
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Sugarcane Juice
  • Ice

Muddle grapes into a rox glass. Mix in elixir, vodka, lime juice and sugarcane juice. Add ice and stir gently.

Everything You Need For A Happy & Stress-Free Holiday Season……

November 3, 2014 | Heather


Each year it seems we’re trading in our Halloween best for holiday lights earlier and earlier.

The beginning of November has become synonymous with the start of the Holiday season, and while we’re all anticipating the beauty that this season brings with it, it’s hard not to get just a little stressed out over the hustle and bustle. To help you make the most of these all-too-quickly-passing months, today we’re offering up our advice for slowing down and savoring the snowfall, the shopping, and the holiday sweets: