December 3, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: The Fashionista

The holidays are upon us and I’ve selfishly spent the last few weeks trolling the web in search of items to add to my own wish list. Since this season should be more about giving than receiving, I made sure to collect a few gift ideas for the special people in your life…… is the Fashionista’s gift guide.

1. Hat Attack Rabbit Earmuffs
2. Be the Light candles by Petra Nemcova
3. The Stuart Weitzman PAVE pumps
4. The PASARSM ZIP wallet
5. Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Raven
6. Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman

December 2, 2014

Ken Paves Shares How To Recreate Victoria Beckham’s Look

Victoria Beckham isn’t the only one who is going to walk away a winner! Celebrity Stylist, Ken Paves, shares his tips on how he styled the Brand of Year Winner’s hair for the British Fashion Awards and how you can recreate the effortless look at home!

How to achieve an effortless chignon full of texture…

· Begin by spritzing the Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Volumizing Spray at the roots to mid-shaft on already dry hair and hit it with the blow dryer to create the perfect, casual texture.

· Then, pull hair up in to a ponytail, securing with an elastic band.

· Next, wrap the ponytail around its base and pin it on place, making sure some bits fall out.

· Let some of your hair casually fall out around your face so your style looks fresh and modern.

· Lastly, use Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Flexible Hold Hair Spray to set hair.

December 2, 2014

Holiday Treat: Peppermint Candy Cane Shake

Peppermint Candy Cane Shake | The Hopeless Housewife

Everyone loves holiday sweets and this shake is no exception. It’s easy enough for kids to make (with a little adult supervision), they will be so proud of themselves when they’re finished! We put ours in decorated mason jars and used candy-striped straws for extra cuteness!

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  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon crushed candy canes plus 1 teaspoon for garnish
  • whipped cream for topping
  1. Using an immersion or traditional blender, blend ice cream and milk until smooth. Add peppermint extract and crushed candy canes and blend another 5 seconds.
  2. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.


Credit: Erika Monroe-Williams

November 30, 2014


I love hearing other peoples traditions of how they get in the holiday spirit and I think that picking out a new pair of Christmas themed pajamas is an excellent way to welcome to holiday season, not to mention an extremely comfortable way as well.

I am so excited to share with you my absolutely favorite pair of comfy and incredibly cute PJ’s I found! This plaid Splendid Cozy Classic PJ Set had me at “Hello” when I stumbled upon them on Black Friday. I have lived in them since…..and I plan to, all the way up to December 26th!

To me the Holidays are about family, friends and enjoying the most wonderful time of year in style….and comfort. There are many benefits to being home for the holidays, among them the permission to wear pajamas all day. I gathered up other fashionable options that embody that relaxed spirit but still look presentable enough for surprise guests. And if you do have to leave the house, just swap out the bottoms for something more structured. Good news for all, pajama dressing is one of the year’s biggest trends. New cute Christmas pajamas for everyone! Plus, who doesn’t want to open up a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve?? It’s everyone’s favorite tradition!

November 29, 2014

Steals & Deals

The biggest shopping season of the year is 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.

CLICK HERE for 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000, use code GOBIG14. Discounts on anything (new pieces included) The more you spend the more of a percentage you get off your total order. Awesome when looking for those new, not yet on sale pieces from A.L.C., Helmut Lang, Saint Laurent and more.

My favorite picks from Shopbop:



CLICK HERE for up to 50% off of all you favorite designer brands.

My favorite picks from Intermix:



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

My favorite picks from Anthropologie:



40% off site wide with code GIFT ends 11/29. Free shipping on orders over $50, free returns.

My favorite picks from Gap:



30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping with code HOLIDAY Ends 11/30.

My favorite picks from J Crew:



Forward by Elyse Walker
CLICK HERE for 50% off for select designers items! Like my favorite Isabel Marant boots for fall are HALF OFF!! I’m talking Valentino, Margiela, Stella McCartney, Anthony Vaccarello, oh the list goes on!

My favorite picks from Forward:



CLICK HERE for up to 40% off select product. Deals on everything and lots of free gift goodies! Every brand you could want!

My favorite picks from Nordstrom:



Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20 & Extra 30% off clearance. Ends 11/30.


CLICK HERE for 30% off , use code TGIBF

Nasty Gal

CLICK HERE for 30% off everything


CLICK HERE for 50% off on a selection site wide

Neiman Marcus

CLICK HERE for up to 50% off

November 28, 2014

Get The Look: Kate Moss Keeps It Cozy in Wingtip Boots

Here’s proof that you don’t need a lot to look good — this totally chic outfit from Kate Moss.

The iconic supermodel was spotted out and about in London on Tuesday while looking effortlessly cool in a black oversized sweater. She wore the jumper with these REPLAY Hyperflex skinny jeans and a black handbag. But what she added on top of the mix was what sealed the deal. The extras she used were not only unexpected, but also gave her attire a sexier vibe. Kate finished her getup with tortoise-rimmed sunnies and brown suede ankle boot. The shoes weren’t your usual kind, because they came with asymmetrical shafts that were shaped like wingtips.

If you need an idea for styling oversized sweaters this fall, then consider this look from the model as one for the books. What I really like about it is how easy it is to pull off. It’s very simple, and you certainly don’t need to be a genius to be able to put the attire together. The trick is in making sure you pick the right pieces.

To pull off Kate’s style, you’ll need a really large black sweater, some cool peepers, and edgy architecturally-appealing footwear. Kate’s boots are from Azzedine Alaia. Below are similar style shoes in taupe and black. These boots feature an almond-toe design, suede uppers, 5-inch-tall heels and inch-thick platforms. They’re already sold out online, so if you want a pair, you’ll need to get really creative and resourceful.

Azzedine Alaia Wingtip Boots, sold out

You may also consider another style from Alaia that’s currently available over at Yoox. Check out these paneled ankle booties from the label. The shafts on these shoes aren’t as tall, but the “look” is definitely there.

Alaia Paneled Wing Boots, $640 (was $1307)

For the girls on a budget, my recommendations would be these boots from Chinese Laundry and Report. Both styles will cost you less than $200, so you don’t have to feel so guilty about spending for a pair:

Report Dunstan Boots, $129


Kristin Cavallari Chinese Laundry Lavish Boots, $170

November 28, 2014

Shopbop Black Friday Event! Up To 25% Off Styles You’ve Been Coveting

Need a great Black Friday SALE to help get started on your Holiday shopping list?

Shopbop is offering up to 25% off Styles You’ve Been Coveting! This means all fashionistas can now shop for brands such as J. Mendel, Jason Wu , 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and so many more. Whether walking the red carpet or simply lounging, Shopbop has you covered from apparel to accessories. This is the sale where I find it smartest to stock up on my classics. The items that will rarely go on sale, that will last for more than a wear or two or just one season. Happy Shopping!

November 26, 2014

Shop Now: My Favorite Joie Thanksgiving Looks

Don’t know what to wear while celebrating the holidays? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Thanksgiving Day is all about being stylish and comfortable, so check out my outfit picks from one of my favorites, Joie, right here.
Thanksgiving Day is about getting together with family and friends — and indulging on that delicious Thanksgiving menu! Regardless of where you plan on celebrating you should still look perfectly put together, (even if you crave the comfort of an elastic waistband). With a whole new slew of cozy trends and stylish looks, you can now be totally comfortable without showing up in your pajamas.

Shop my favorite Thanksgiving outfit ideas seen above.

Who says you have to wait until #BlackFriday to start shopping?
Enjoy 25% OFF all full-priced & sale items with code THANKS, online & in-store starting today!

Check out my Gift Guide for other winter essentials!


November 25, 2014

Surprise! Save Up to 25% at Shopbop Today!

Shopbop is currently hosting their BIGGEST Sale of the year EARLY!!! Beginning today, Tuesday November 25th at 7:00AM U.S. Eastern Time and lasting until Monday December 1st, 11:59 Pacific Time, you can get up to 25% off of your order! Definitely a good time to get Christmas shopping done. They’ve just added loads of new stuff to the site’s sale page, so what are you waiting for? You know that the best stuff sells out on the first day.

Unlike the last sale, there are no brand exclusions this time, but the more you spend, the more money you get off!

Shopping Tip:  Get your friends & family together for a group purchase…the savings will be HUGE!

The details are just below and this works for both Shopbop and East Dane!

Spend $250 and Save 15% with code GOBIG14 // Spend $500 and Save 20% with code GOBIG14 // Spend $1000 and Save 25% with code GOBIG14

Shop Shopbop’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide // Shopbop Holiday Gifts Under $100 // Shopbop Holiday Gifts for HER // Shopbop Holiday Gifts for HIM // Shopbop Holiday Gifts for the HOME


November 24, 2014

Pregnant & Glowing! Blake Lively Shows Off Growing Baby Bump

Pregnancy clearly suits Blake Lively! The actress looked glowing as she showed off her baby bump as she left the “Made In America” summit at Martha Stewart’s office in Chelsea, New York on Saturday.
Blake — who is expecting her first child with Ryan Reynolds — confidently strode away from the summit wearing a grey sweater with a monochrome wrap.
The 27-year-old — who is launched her own lifestyle blog Preserve — seemed to get the seal of approval from the icon after the two women met at the summit.
Stewart originally had reservations when she heard of Lively’s intentions — but she was more encouraging during a panel discussion at the summit introducing the actress as her ‘friend and neighbor’.
The Gossip Girl star has revealed that as well as having her baby she wants to pursue more acting and establishing Preserve also. Blake also has stated that neither she or Reynolds want to know the sex of their baby before the birth. See more of Blake’s amazing style HERE.