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Fresh and Affordable Activewear

Walking around the city I notice more and more people are wearing activewear as everyday wear. And why shouldn’t they? It’s not only cute, it’s comfortable and so practical for running around town.

With the active trend growing, more and more retailers (like Forever 21, H&M and Old Navy) are jumping on the active bandwagon and offering some really cute and affordable options!

The activewear selection is bigger (and cuter!) than ever before. Lately I’ve been loving the abstract printed pieces, like the leggings and sports bra below. Active is one area where the print can never be too loud and the color can never be too bright! Even your yoga mat can have an inspirational message! Check out my favorites below and get shopping!! :)

Fresh and Affordable Activewear

H&M Yoga Top ($18) / H&M Waist Pack ($13) / H&M Patterned Sports Bra ($10) / H&M Combo Lock ($6) / H&M Two-Tone Yoga Jacket ($40) / Old Navy Zip Pullover ($25) / New Balance Leopard High Rollers ($70) / Forever 21 Yoga Mat ($10) / S’well Water Bottle ($35) / Forever 21 Woven Back Tank ($10) / Forever 21 Printed Leggings ($20) / Old Navy Printed Compression Leggings ($30) / Under Armour ColdGear Leggings ($36)

MLK Day Sale | Up to 60% Off

I don’t know about you, but I am certainly ready for this upcoming three day weekend! MLK day means extra fun, extra sleep and great sales!

This weekend, many retailers will be focused on getting rid of their clearance so there are plenty of deals to be had! Brands like Forever 21 and Old Navy are offering an extra 30% off clearance, that’s huge! But since clearance sells out quicker than I can write about it, today I’m focusing on H&M’s amazing up to 60% off sale!

H&M already has great prices, but this weekend only they are offering select amazing styles up to 60% off! I compiled my favorites below, all $20 and under. I live in graphic tees and I love the fun oops lipstick tee below, it can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up with this sequined skirt or faux leather pants. At these price points you can’t pass this stuff up! Have fun shopping and share the amazing deals you find this weekend in the comments below!

H&M up to 60% off Sale

Textured Sweater ($10) / Sequined Skirt ($12) / “Oops” Lipstick Tee ($10) / Heart Tee ($10) / Two-Tone Handbag ($17) / Crêpe Jacket ($17) / “Fantastic” Tee ($10) / Draped Blouse ($17) / Faux Leather Pants ($20) / Sleeveless Blouse ($10)

Holiday Jackets | 2014

It’s that time of year, holiday events and parties seem to be sprinkling everyone’s calendars these days. Holiday dressing can be a ton of fun, but it can also be a little tricky. So many holiday trends come in the form of tiny dresses and tank tops so it’s important to find the perfect layer to keep you warm on those wintery nights!

To help a sister out this year, I pulled together some of my favorite holiday jackets, all under $100! Some are dressy, some are comfy, but they are all adorable! As you can see, most include faux fur and sequins- just a couple of my favorite things! Share your favorite in the comments below and stay warm <3!

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Holiday Jackets | 2014

Forever 21 Fur Collar Coat ($60) / Forever 21 Open Front Sequin Blazer ($33) / H&M Sequin Jacket ($60) / Forever 21 Plaid Overcoat ($55) / Mural Metallic Boyfriend Blazer ($74) / Forever 21 Shaggy Layered Jacket ($38) / Pure Sugar Sequin Gold Jacket ($88) / Tildon Sequin Blazer ($88) / Forever 21 Faux Fur Jacket ($31)

Top Gifts for Him Under $50 | 2014

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday Weekend! As you know, today is Cyber Monday and I suggest dedicating your lunch break to some sale shopping! It’s a great opportunity to get some names crossed off your gift list.

To get you started, I pulled together some of my favorite gifts for men- all under $50! This year, my husband and I are foregoing the large haul of gifts and sticking to stocking stuffers. This inspired me to pull together some fun, small gifts for the man in your life. The list ranges from festive boxers to martini tools, all perfect items for stuffing this year’s stocking without breaking the bank!

Click the links below to shop! Happy Cyber Monday Shopping!

Top Gifts for Him | 2014

Gap Snowflake and Christmas Boxers ($13 each) / H&M Leather Gloves ($35) / Crate and Barrel Whiskey Rocks- Set of 12 ($20) / Quench Martini Multi Tool ($40) / S’well Woodgrain Water bottle ($35) / J.Crew Snowflake Socks ($17) / Nordstrom Red Buffalo Check Scarf ($20) / Old Navy Pajama Pants ($17) / Minnetonka Slippers ($46) / Urban Outfitters Hibernate Flask ($18) / Herschel Chapter Toiletry Case ($25) / Herschel Charlie Card Case ($20)

Black Friday Deals | 2014

If you’re anything like me, you like to have a game plan going into black friday. My main priority is finding out what deal everyone is offering and how long the deal lasts. Next, I scout out what I want to buy before the deals start, that way I can shop around for the best price. Finally, I like to write out a list of people I plan on buying presents for and potential gift ideas for them. That way they are fresh in your mind when you are browsing the sales!

In honor of black friday, today’s post is dedicated to the deals I think are worth checking out this black friday!

BLACK FRIDAY 2014

Aldo: Extra 50% off sale items. 11/28 thru 12/1

Amour Vert: 25% off entire site. 11/28 thru 11/30

Athleta: 20% off entire site. 11/28 thru 11/30

BaubleBar: 15% off two items, 25% off three items, and 35% off four items. 11/28

C. Wonder: 40% off entire site. Now thru 12/1

Express: 50% off entire site. Now thru noon 11/28

FRENDS: Get a bundle pack of over-the-ear ‘Layla’ headphones and in-ear ‘Ella B’ ear buds for $100. 11/28 thru 12/1

Gap: 50% off entire store 11/28

H&M: Up to 70% off select items. Now thru 11/29

House of Harlow: 25% off all RTW items. 11/28 thru 12/1

J.Crew: 30% off full-price styles & extra 40% off sale (code HOLIDAY). Now thru 11/30

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything. Now thru 11/30

Joe Fresh: 50% off all full-priced items (excluding Fresh Expedition). 11/28

Kate Spade: Up to 75% off (all sales final). Now thru 11/29

Kohl’s: Over 500 Black Friday Deals plus an extra 15% off (code HOLIDAY15) and $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend. Now thru 11/28

Madewell: 25% off your purchase (code GIFTON). Now thru 11/30

Macy’s: 30-50% off Lucky Brand, Kensie, Bar III, RACHEL Rachel Roy, and more. 11/27 thru 11/29

Missguided: 30% off entire purchase (code CYBER30). 11/28 thru 12/1

ModCloth: 50% off select styles. Now thru 11/30

Old Navy: Up to 50% off. 11/28 thru 11/29

Piperlime: 25% off site wide. 11/27 thru 11/29

Sole Society: 30% off all footwear. 11/28 // 30% off all footwear and handbags. 11/29 thru 11/30

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off sale items. Now thru 11/20

Ted Baker: 30% off your purchase. 11/28 thru 12/1

Happy shopping! <3


 

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]


Liven Up your Wardrobe with {Faux} Leather

As the days of November steadily fly by, I continue to get creative with textures. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Yes I happen to love apple cider, plaid and the cute sweater beer koozies I pull out for football games, but I also love accessorizing with layers!

Since the weather in San Francisco is pretty mild, it’s necessary to occasionally take a step back from the typical textures of chunky sweaters and fur, and focus on the lighter layers. One of my go-to textures that adds glamour and the feel of fall is leather. It’s great for when the weather is too warm to bundle up, but you’re craving texture.

I love dressing my leather pieces down by pairing them with plaid or plain v-necks. Check out the fun leather products I pulled together below. These are great pieces to pull out for the holidays or even just a night out. Share your favorite in the comments below and click to shop!

Statement Jackets:

H&M Mixed Media Leather Jacket     Forever 21 Paneled Leather Jacket

Fun Gloves:

Target Leather Gloves Mango polka dot gloves

Delicate Tops:

Nastygal Leather Top Forever 21 Paneled Leather Top

Short skirts:

H&M Leather Wrap Skirt Zara Leather  Skirt

Moto Jackets:

Forever 21 Moto Jacket Forever 21 Mixed Media Leather Jacket

Falling for Fringe

I used to associate fringe with summer, but those days are over. I no longer reserve fringe for coachella and days at the beach. Fringe is now for all seasons and all occasions, I even dress it up for special occasions!

My favorite take on the trend for fall is leather fringe. I am obsessed with the Forever 21 jacket and the Nikki Rich Fringe Top below. The leather adds a dressy, warm, fall element to the trend. And how fun is that pop of yellow fringed clutch? It’s definitely a statement piece and is the perfect accessory for that little black dress hanging in your closet.

Hoe do you feel about fringe for fall? Do you have a go-to fringe piece in your closet? Share in the comments below!

Layer with Fringe ($28-$98):

Forever 21 Fringe Blazer  Missguided Fringe Jacket  Nastygal Fringe Jacket

Fancy Fringe ($30-$48):

Forever 21 Fringe Dress   HM Fringe Dress   Nordstrom Fringe Dress

Separates, but Fringed ($20-$72):

Forever 21 Fringe Skirt   Nordstrom Leather Fringe Top   Topshop Fringe Skirt

Hands-On Fringe ($35-$40):

ASOS fringe clutch   ASOS Fringe Tote   HM Fringed Crossbody

Holiday Must Haves | 2014

The holiday season is upon us and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love all the fun textures, patterns and warmth that comes with this fabulous season. Nothing beats getting dressed in my coziest layers and enjoying some warm hot cocoa by the fire. To help everyone get as excited as I am about the holidays I pulled together some must haves for the upcoming holiday season. Nothing screams holiday like faux fur, fair isle, plaid and reindeer prints- Enjoy!!

holiday must haves 2014

Forever 21 Fur Vest ($45) / Target Ear Muffs (On Sale for $10) / Sole Society Mini Backpack ($40) / Old Navy Patterned Socks (On Sale for $8) / H&M Jacquard-knit Sweater ($35) / Forever 21 Over-the-Knee Boots ($40) / Forever 21 Fair Isle Leggings ($18) / Forever 21 Shaggy Socks ($4) / Old Navy Buffalo Check Flannel ($22) / Forever 21 Plaid Scarf ($11) / Nordstrom Chalkboard Tumbler ($13) / Old Navy Strappy Ankle Boots ($40)


H&M- go green, wear blue

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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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