Small Shop Saturday

November 28, 2015

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As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I love supporting small local shops. Traveling between Cali, NY, and DC – today I’m sharing some of my favorite small shops and sales going on to get your holiday shopping checked off your list. Below are some of my favorite shops and favorite items they carry. Happy Saturday and get out there and support your local shops!

  • S3 Active -Train like a goddess and sweat sexy! S3 Active, a curated collection of sexy activewear by my good friend Sarween. From Michi to Koral, I can’t get enough of her picks. You can shop her selections at Lab 1270 across from Union Market in DC. Enjoy 15% today.
  • Steven Alan  – From Acne Studio clothing to Maison Louis Marie candles, I love their selection of candles, houseware, and clothing. Open at The Shay. Up to 50% off and free shipping.
  • Chez Gange Letterpress – A small letterpress company that designed our wedding invites and thank you cards. Made with love! Use code “SHOPSMALL” for 20% off. Located in LA.
  • Oak & Ashland– My wedding makeup artist Danika just launched her new eco-friendly and vegan line of skin care products. From coconut lip butter to calming face oils, she will leave your skin glowing. Located in Sonoma.
  • Follain – Eco beauty to the max. All my favorite eco-beauty brands in one place. My favorite charcoal cleanser and exfoliator. Located at Union Market.
  • DeNada Design – Picture yourself curled up and wrapped in the coziest of knits. I love DeNada Design’s scarf collection, all handmade. Located in DC. Great selection of sale items here.
  • Anthom – Chic and minimal, two words I think of when I visit Anthom. Thoughtful and well crafted women’s wear. Located in NYC. Enjoy 20% off in stores and online using code Friday20.
  • Meg Biram – Get Shit Done #GSD is Meg’s motto and she gets our life on track daily (and organized) with her focus reminders and life edit e-book. Shop my favorites here. Located in DC.
  • Salt & Sundry – A ever-changing collection of goods including handcrafted furniture, dinnerware, linens, covetable vintage finds, and a pantry stocked with small-batch foods and craft cocktail ingredients. And my favorite Mast Brothers choclate:) Located in Union Market, DC.
  • Kit & Ace – New shop at The Shay to get that perfect tee that will last you through many washes and traveling. Their cashmere tees are so soft and versatile.
  • Treat Yourself Macarons – A local Macaron shop located at Union Station in DC. A sweet treat before you get on a long-haul train ride. And they ship nationwide!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my round up!






Black Friday Sales Roundup

November 26, 2015

Black Friday
 Eyelet Top // Black Boots // Lace Dress (on sale) and here (use code FC40BF)
Lipstick  // Hat // Scarf // Earrings // Fuzzy Charm (on sale) // Platforms (on sale – I just bought!) // Necklace


It seems Black Friday was created by electronics stores and people who wanted a much needed break from their families. Why else would anybody wake up at 3AM on a day off to wait in line in the cold? But Black Friday doesn’t have to be about flat screen tv’s and dysfunctional families. Fashion brands have taken note that fashionistas are also seeking special deals. Large retailers from Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Barneys are all offering special Black Friday promotions…So grab your latte and stretchy leggings and get ready to shop NOW my loves. I’ve made some great picks for you – both sale and non-sale options:


// Favorite Picks //

Nordstrom – Up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns. SO many great pieces to choose from, but of course I have my favorites! I recently purchased plaid poncho (20% off) and this plaid scarf (not on sale but under $27) (outfits here and here). Both are great pieces for the winter and during the holidays.
Shop my favorites below (both sale and non-sale):



Shopbop – Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25%, some style level exclusions, use code GOBIG15. I have this gypsy lace up top in black and love the white. Also, loving their home stuff and cozy wear like these cable knit socks – NEED them.
Shop my favorite below:


Revolve – Up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts. Use code BLACKFRIDAY20 for 20% off sale items. I have my eye on this blush vest – which is on sale. I recently purchased this blush coat, not on sale but a great layering piece –  (outfit here).
Shop my favorite below:


& Other Stories – I recently bought these boots (outfit here). I love the gold detailing and they are SO comfy!
Shop my favorites below:


French Connection  – There are so many great holiday dress options at FCUK. I have this lace dress (outfit here) and it’s such a great piece for  holiday parties and ON SALE. It’s also available here. Use code FC40BF for 40% off site-wide!
Shop my favorites below:


West Elm – Buy more save more! As we attempt to finish decorating our space, here are our favorites:


// Other Great Deals //

Amazon – 30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches // CODE: 30BLACKFRI

Asos –  30% off side-wide (I have this dress, outfit post here) // CODE: BLESSED

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Ann Taylor – 50% off everything // CODE: CELEBRATE

Aldo – 50% off selected styles and 20% off new arrivals

Barneys – 40% off selected items. These boots are on my wish list

Club Monaco  – Spend more save more. 25% off $150 or more // CODE: THANKFUL

Forever 21 – Up to 70% off

H&M – Up to 60% off, and exclusive deals from $4.99 and in-store scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers in line valued up to $300.

J.Crew – 50% off in stores and online + Free Shipping $50+ // CODE: SHIPGIFTS

Joie – 25% off // CODE: THANKS

Madewell – 25% off your entire purchase // CODE: Calmdown

Luisaviaroma – 20% off extra discount on sale items // CODE: BFR20

Macy’s – Extra 25% off clearance Designer Handbags, 50% off select Juniors clothing, 60% off select Women’s Coats, 50% off Women’s Sweaters

Neiman Marcus – Take 20% off sale items for up to 50% off online. Take $50 off select regular  price purchases of $200+ online // CODE: THANKFUL

Rebecca Minkoff  – 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles. I have this little moto bag and love it!

Topshop – Up to 50% off on selected items. Grommet top is not on sale, but a great investment piece and only $81!

Urban Outfitters – 30% off sale, 40% off sale for Urban On Members. Select Women’s + Men’s Sweaters are $39,   All Women’s + Men’s Flannels are $29, 20% off All Men’s Full Price Graphic Tees,  Select Women’s + Men’s Tees $19

Happy shopping! I’ll keep updating with new sales codes as they come in so keep checking back – can’t wait to see what you get! xx


& Other Stories Boots

November 25, 2015

Anybody who knows me, know that I love a great stiletto. Who wouldn’t love something that gives you height, slims your silhouette, always fits, and complements any outfit. But there is a tradeoff for my BFF stiletto, namely, she gives me sore feet. Enter the chunky black bootie. It does does much what a stiletto does, but with comfort and equal style. I found these booties in Copenhagen at & Other Stories and can’t get enough. I paired the & Other Stories boots with a camel turtle neck dress, lace slip, and oversized cardigan sweater.

& other stories boots


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Lafayette 148 Coat: Tailored for Her

November 24, 2015

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but blondes and brunettes favor the men’s tailored jacket. I was at a fundraiser in New York last week and I spotted many fashion forward New Yorkers donning the men’s tailored jacket paired with dresses, leather pants, and even jeans. You may recall Kate Hudson kicked off the “jacket” trend at the 2014 Oscars, when many other actresses like Gwyneth and Lupita were rocking capes.

 Lafayette 148 coat and leather leggings
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Gap Factory: Holiday Sweaters

November 23, 2015

Ah, the wonderful holiday season has officially kicked off. Starbucks reintroduced the Pumpkin Spiced latte, the shops are already getting busier, and my credit card bill has grown in size. And with the holiday comes the looming question around what to wear? You don’t want to show up at your Aunt’s Thanksgiving party overdressed, but you also want to look chic while dressing weather appropriate.



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