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Urban Nomad Trend | Fall 2015

My favorite season is upon us… fall! There is something about fall that is so darn cozy. It’s the apple cider, the falling leaves, the crisp autumn air and of course the pumpkin spice lattes! This season packs such strong emotions and memories that lure me out into the wild. Well maybe not quite the wild, but it lures me out of my apartment. And I feel it’s appropriate to dress like I’m going camping anyways, that’s where the urban nomad trend comes in!

I’m not sure what you wear camping, but I feel like plaid is definitely in order. Also, some layering pieces like this fur vest and this reversible quilted vest to keep you warm by the fire. Footwear not only needs to be practical, but also warm! Don’t these timberland wedges scream warm and comfy?! I’m dying for a pair! Lastly, top it off with a floppy wool hatplaid poncho for layering and some jewelry inspired by the wilderness itself. There you go, you have become an urban nomad.

urban nomad trend

shop the urban nomad trend:

faux fur vest ($40) / floppy wool hat ($32) / printed fox socks ($6) / plaid shirt dress ($25) / pom pom beanie ($28) / moon pendant necklace ($16) / reversible quilted vest ($50) / plaid poncho ($38) / burgundy bootie ($160) / patent leather boots ($30) / plaid shirt ($25) / suede platform boot ($125) / timberland wedges ($130) / suede fringe dress ($108)

SALE ALERT! | J.Crew 40% Off Sale

Get your wallets out girls! Today is the last day for J.Crew’s extra 40% off all sale items!

I LOVE a good J.Crew sale and an extra 40% off is almost unheard of. That’s why I had to share this amazing deal with all of you today! I compiled some of my favorites below (and calculated the 40% off for you!), but they have a ton of other great deals on their site today too! This sale only lasts until midnight tonight, so get shopping and share your favorites in the comments below! (promo code SALENEWS)

JCrew Extra 40% Off Sale

Pixie Pants ($54) / Lace Trim Tee ($33) / Cambridge Cable Turtleneck ($59) / Stripe Silk Tank ($53) / Chunky Ribbed Scarf ($39) / Blue Turner Pant ($59) / Embellished Cable Sweater ($59) / Broken-In Boyfriend Jean ($100) / Striped Tissue Turtleneck Tee ($27) / Floppy Hat ($39) / Mohair Stripe Sweater ($59) / Ribbed Beanie ($24) / Downing Tote ($100)

Stocking Stuffers for All | 2014

Reality check! We officially have a little over a week until Christmas, are you ready?

With about one week left, I’m hoping you at least have a solid idea of what you are getting everyone on your list… if they aren’t already wrapped and under the tree. Are you having trouble deciding what to get that special someone? Check out my Top Gifts for HerTop Gifts for Him, Gift Guide for the Hostess and Gift Guide for the Girl on the Go for some quick help!

At this point in the season, I usually have all my big presents bought and my main focus is stocking stuffers. Stocking stuffers are something I just recently got into and thats because they happen to be a BIG deal for me this year- my husband and I decided to skip the presents and just fill up each other’s stockings. This has given me a perfect chance to go out on a limb and get some fun, funky and inexpensive gifts for him. I’ve had a ton of fun brainstorming ideas so I decided to pull together some of my top ideas for this 2014 stocking stuffers.

I included some girly gifts (cozy socks and beanies), some entertaining gifts (cocktail game and coasters), gifts for the techy (cord wraps and tech gloves), gifts for the lucky (lottery tickets) and gifts for the naughty (coal)!

STOCKING STUFFERS | 2014

Pottery Barn Cocktail Game ($29) / HMNS Agate Coaster Set ($24) / uncommon goods Coal Gum ($5) / Lottery Tickets / uncommon goods Wooden Puzzles ($20) / Old Navy Chic Tech Gloves ($7) / Anthropologie Gold Monogram Mug ($10) / Pinch Minimergency Kit ($24) / The Container Store bobino Cord Wraps ($3-$5) / Target Striped Cozy Socks ($3) / uncommon goods Cocktail Towels ($14) / ASOS Embellished Pom Beanie ($19) / Quench Bar10der Cocktail Tool ($40) / The Container Store First Aid Kit ($6)

Top Gifts for Her (Or You!) | 2014

What women want that’s a mystery men have been trying to figure out for centuries! I don’t think this topic is something I can easily sum up in a blog post, but I’m here to help you answer “what women want for christmas“!

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but my Christmas shopping is already off to a strong start! Some of you might roll your eyes, but I live for this time of the year! I just love shopping for the perfect gift. It can be a lot of work, but nothing beats finding the ultimate gift that puts a smile on their face.

Below, I pulled together a complete collection of amazing gifts for any girl in your life. It’s important to keep in mind that every girl is different and therefore you need to pick a gift that suits her personality. Try using the collage below as inspiration. For example, accessories are a great gifting option (no sizing!), so maybe you decide to buy mittens. If your girl is a little funky, the bear mittens below would be perfect! But, if your girl is more classic, maybe a plaid print or leather gloves would be better. I love to get inspiration for ideas from the internet and then tailoring them to fit my friends and family.

Use this list to get you started, you do still have over a month until Christmas! :) Love an item below? Share in the comments!

top gifts for her 2014

Madewell Blanket Scarf ($65) / theBalm Eyeshadow Palette ($36) / H&M Polka Dot Pajamas ($30) / Forever 21 Bear Mittens ($9) / kate spade Polka Dot Candle ($40) / kate spade Initial Pendant ($58) / J. Crew Polka Dot Journal ($18) / Tacolicious Cookbook ($16) / Tory Burch for Fitbit ($195) / kate spade Bow Earrings ($29) / Nordstrom Pom Pom Slippers ($34) / S’well Waterbottle ($35) / Frends Headphones ($150) / C. Wonder Buffalo Check Keychain ($18) / Old Navy Knit Beanie ($15) / Old Navy Plaid Flats ($24) / kate spade Bow Eyemask ($38) / Gap Jersey Backpack ($50)

DEALS:

Madewell– 20% off  [code- YOURGIFT]

J. Crew– 30% off  [code- SHOPNOW]

Gap– 40% off  [code- BFRIDAY]

C. Wonder– 30% off  [no code needed]


H&M- go green, wear blue

H&M.com

H&M.com

Fashion is evolving and so are consumer expectations. We are no longer impressed with a showing of the latest trends and average price points, we want much more! In addition to meeting our already high standards, we’ve thrown some more demands into the mix. We also want to know that our clothes are sustainable and eco-friendly, something we can feel good about wearing around town. And brands are starting to notice the shift in our priorities and are making it easier and easier for us to be a responsible shopper.

H&M’s newest sustainable collection, the Conscious Denim Collection, is a great example. They are combining sustainable materials with sustainable production and making high fashion denim pieces. The collection not only includes every denim fit you will be wearing this fall, but it also has a few great jackets, skirts and accessories. There’s something for everyone, literally! Not only is there an amazing collection for women, but they’ve included men and kids in on the fun too! These items are not only cool, but this is a cause I would be proud to represent.

The full line launched in select stores worldwide and on hm.com October 2nd. Check out some of the looks below, my favorite is the quilted bomber jacket! Share yours in the comments!

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