11.30.2014

Cyber Monday Deals


If you didn't get your holiday shopping fix on Black Friday or from the amazing weekend sales, then get your wallets ready for today's steals and online deals. To help you navigate the Cyber Monday sales even quicker, I've put together an easy list of some of the best deals online. To make it even easier, and because I'm OCD about organization, the list is in alphabetical order. #yourewelcome

Happy shopping my friends! Oh, and if you need some gift ideas… be sure to checkout my Holiday Gift Guide for Him + Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Ann Taylor // 50% off your entire purchase with code CYBER50

Anthropologie // Free shipping on all orders + 20% off all sale items with code EXTRAJOLLY

ASOS // 30% off entire site with code ILOVEMONDAYS

Banana Republic // 40% off your entire purchase with code CYBER at checkout.

BaubleBar // 20% off entire site with code CYBER20

Bloomingdale's // Take 25% off a great selection of regular priced items and sale… for a savings of up to 45 - 60% off!

Brooks Brothers // Save 30% on all fall sweaters and take an additional 10% off online exclusives. 

Dagne Dover // 20% off your entire purchase!!

Forever 21 // 20% off when you spend $60+ with code CYBER20 or 30% off a purchase of $100 or more with code CYBER30.

Gilt City // FREE shipping on all orders with code GOLDSTANDARD

Groupon // Up to 80% off 100s of door busters

J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything + an extra 10% off and free shipping with code YOUVEGOTSALE

Kate Spade NY // 30% off the ENTIRE site with code CYBER30 at checkout.

Living Social // Get an extra 25% off with code CYBERSALE

LOFT // 50% off your entire purchase with code MONDAY

LuLu's // Take an extra 40% off all sale items with code MONDAY40 + Free shipping on all orders

Nine West // Up to 50% off shoes, boots and handbags + take an additional 20% off orders of $125 or more.

Nordstrom // Major markdowns and earn extra Nordstrom Rewards points

Piperlime // 30% off sitewide + extra 40% off sale items. Use code CYBERSALE at checkout.

Rent the Runway // $40 off a rental of $100+ with code CM4014 at checkout.

Saks OFF 5TH // Take an extra 40-50% off sitewide with code CLICKTOIT

Saturday, by Kate Spade // 30% off everything with code OHWOW at checkout

Target // Cyber Week… deals on TVs, clothing, home decor, kitchen appliances and more!

Tuckernuck // 15% off sitewide with code SHOP15, 20% off orders of $150 or more with code SHOP20, 25% off orders of $500 or more with code SHOP25, and 30% off + free gift on orders of $1000 or more with code SHOP30. + FREE shipping on all orders!

Victoria's Secret // Free shipping on orders over $50 + $20 off your purchase of $125 or more with codes SHIP50FREE and 20OFF125. Plus receive 2 FREE secret reward cards with a $10 purchase, worth $10, $50, $100 or $500 your purchase with code SECRETBONUS. 

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11.21.2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Ice Bucket // Cocktail Napkins // Champagne Flutes
Buffalo Plaid Scarf // Bauble Necklace // Wool Shawl // Scarf // Belt
T. Swift Album // Friends Box Set // Planner // Sex and the City Box Set
Naked Palette // Jewelry Organizer // Cuff // Coffee Mug // Blanket // Pajamas

On Wednesday I featured items in a Holiday Gift Guide for Him, so today it's all about the ladies. The best part is? All of these gifts are under $100! So they're perfect for your friends or guys, for your gal pal. Only a few more days till the holiday shopping frenzy begins, so make sure you add these items to your gift list! Don't forget to enter the Black Friday Giveaway too! Who doesn't love a little extra cash in the wallet? I know I do!

Happy Friday friends, xoxo

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11.19.2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Gift Guide for Him


Today's post is the first of several "holiday gift guides" that will be featured on the blog over the next week or so. As we gear up for Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday, it's good to go ahead and get an idea of what's out there... to be thinking about the types of gifts you're going to give this holiday season. Today is all about gifts for him. Whether that is your father, brother, husband or best friend, you'll find a little bit of everything in this gift guide.

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for him, there is never one perfect option. For me, finding the right gift for my father or brother (still working on the beau part), is about practicality. Things they'll really use and items that'll stay in trend for years to come. So for this year's gift guide for him I decided to feature just that. Everything from brand name companies, to homegrown startups.

To highlight two companies featured above, Bull & Moose // Stubble and 'Stache, both are DC based companies who donate part of their proceeds to organizations that support our troops and veterans. If you're an avid follower of the blog, you know how much I LOVE businesses that give back. Pick up a velvet bow tie for your beau's New Years attire (proudly sponsors Got Your Six) or purchase a beard care kit from Stubble and 'Stache for your father (a portion of sales goes to help our wounded warriors).

Some of my other favorite gifts for him are sunglasses, practical items like collar stays or cufflinks, and watches. Does your man have a problem with arriving to that date on time? Or is your brother always the last to show up to a family function? Shinola, based out of Detroit, offers genuine leather watches that are def on trend. Not sure what your "him's" style is? Than a great subscription service is the Trunk Club. Think Stitch Fix, but for men. A personal stylist hand chooses items for him, sending them straight to his home to try on. No shopping, no stores, free shipping. If your him is more of a traveler, the perfect "manly" tote bag can be found in Waiting on Martha's shop. For an added Southern touch, get the thing monogrammed. 

Looking for some great gifts on the cheaper side? You can still get them some great staple items like button downs, house slippers or colorful socks from Nice Laundry (George H.W. Bush would be proud). All of the items featured in this year's Gift Guide for Him are perfect for any type of man, at every age. 

kristyn
P.S. -- Want to win some extra cash just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy next week? Then don't forget to enter the Black Friday Giveaway going on (ends 11/25). You could even put the $50 towards one of the items featured in today's post, just saying.

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11.17.2014

Over the Weekend, Edgy Preppy




Over the Weekend the temps in Washington, D.C. drastically dropped. So long fall, it was nice knowing you. With the cooler temps, it means finding the perfect "going out" outfit can be challenging. For me, staying warm is the most important. Nobody has time for skimpy dresses and stilettos when it's 20 degrees outside. I would say my style is super preppy, most of the time, but I love to mix it up a bit. The leather pants add a fun edge to my outfit and are perfect for a night on the town. To keep in line with my preppy side, I threw on a J.Crew puffer vest (as an added bonus it keeps me warm in lieu of a jacket or heavy coat). I found the PERFECT catch all blouse from Ann Taylor. I've worn it to work, brunch, to run errands and out. Even better? It's 40% off right now!

For me, dressing in the winter in DC is about staying true to my style, keeping warm, but making sure I look chic while doing it. When it comes to my wardrobe as well, I love versatility. All of the pieces in this outfit can be mixed and matched for any occasion.






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11.03.2014

Over the Weekend, Supper Club


One of the hardest things about juggling a full-time job, full-time blog and all the activities associated with both, is finding time to catch up with friends and finding a night that is convenient for everyone. We all live extremely hectic lives, between work and other activities, that it can be hard to nail down a night for us to all meet. That's when a good friend of mine, Laura, mentioned that we should start a supper club. Choose one night a month where we all will do our best to save that date on our calendars so we can get together for an evening of food, fun and friend time! I've heard of other groups of friends who do something similar, whether that be a night out on the town, wine night or a monthly happy hour. We decided to do potluck dinners the first Sunday of every month, each taking turns hosting supper club at our homes or apartments. The hosts will choose a theme and provide the main dish, while the guests will each bring a side dish, drink or dessert to contribute. We had our first supper club last night and it was an absolute blast. I loved getting to see everyone, enjoy some delicious flank steak and sides, but most of all I loved that everyone was able to attend (especially Laura's dog, Nellie)!




I cannot wait till next month's supper club. My roommate Liz and I will be hosting everyone at our apartment for a Christmas themed supper club. Are you apart of a supper club? If not, it's so easy to start your own. Just grab a group of friends, decide on the dates for each month, create an email chain or google doc to determine what everyone is bringing, and then meet up for a fun girls night! It's super easy and a great way to keep in touch throughout our busy and hectic schedules. 

Happy Monday y'all. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

kristyn
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