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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

December 7, 2016

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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Sunnies.  Similar Earrings.  Choker.  Faux Fur Stole.  Dress.  Pantyhose.  Similar Heels.

Blowout, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar Denver (Mention My Blog for $50 Off Lash Application)

Miranda L. Sober Photography


It’s no secret I have a fascination with beautiful old movies. I had Breakfast at Tiffany’s playing in the background while I was planning and styling some blog looks. And I thought, “What would a modern Holly Golightly wear today?” I took the inspiration and ran with it to create this holiday party look.

I started with a simple black dress. Although Audrey’s timeless black Givenchy dress would still be appropriate today, I thought maybe the modern woman might take it a bit more sexy for a party with subtle little cut-outs over the ribs. I added my favorite ivory faux fur stole and sheer black pantyhose for a little texture.

To update the look a bit more, I added these pretty Bauble Bar statement earrings with crystals in shades of purple. Unfortunately, these earrings have sold out since the first time I featured them on the blog in this blog post. I currently have my eye on these statement earrings; I think they would look amazing with this look. I completed the look with this lilac-gray velvet choker. Be sure you measure your neck so the choker fits snugly; I ordered mine a bit too big and the clasp occasionally slides around.



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Holiday Gift Guide: Men

December 6, 2016

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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ONE – Headphones // TWO – Clairsonic // THREE – Cufflinks // FOUR – Sweater // FIVE – Sunglasses // SIX – Scarf // SEVEN – Phone Case // EIGHT – Tie Set // NINE – Speaker // TEN – Shoe Shine Kit // ELEVEN – Slippers // TWELVE – Coat // THIRTEEN – Battery Charger // FOURTEEN – Passport Cover // FIFTEEN – Lounge Pants // SIXTEEN – Boots //


I always find the men on my list the most difficult to shop for. So I looked forward to creating this gift guide because it will help me finish my shopping too! I’ve rounded up some really lovely pieces I think any man would appreciate; beautiful accessories, curated boxes, things to stay warm outside, and things to stay cozy inside.

I’d love to hear your gift ideas for the men on your list; what will you be gifting them this year?

More 2016 Gift Guides:  Home Gift Guide and Luxe Gift Guide

All Things Holiday:  TCG Holiday Page



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Cozy Scarf + Sweater Dress

December 3, 2016

Categories: Fashion

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Scarf.  Sweater Dress.  Shoes.  Similar Shoes.

Blowout, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar Denver (Mention My Blog for $50 Off)

Miranda L. Sober Photography


Sometimes I just want to be cozy in this crazy Colorado weather that’s been up and down lately. I discovered this gorgeous gray off-shoulder sweater dress that looks completely different on the body than it does in a flat photo or on the hanger; it’s so flattering and feminine. The color pairs beautifully with my tan scarf, which I can’t rave enough about. Two people have asked me if it’s cashmere but the scarf is actually under $50 and is the longest, coziest scarf I own. I currently have my eye on the blush version!

Hope you are staying warm and cozy this weekend! I am tucked inside by the fire, watching far too many Hallmark holiday movies and working on gift guides and posts for next week. How are you spending your weekend?





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Holiday Gift Guide: Luxe

December 1, 2016

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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1 – Necklace // 2 – Notebooks // 3 – Makeup Advent // 4 – Magnifying Mirror // 5 – Candle Set // 6 – Perfume // 7 – Lip Gloss // 8 – Balm Set // 9 – Bag // 10 – Watch // 11 – Candle // 12 – Bra // 13 – Pajamas // 14 – Chocolates // 15 – Panties // 16 – Sunnies // 17 – Trench // 18 – Boots // 19 – Card Case // 20 – Heels // 21 – Vest // 22 – Ribbon Flats


This is my favorite gift guide to create because all the items are so dreamy! Whether you’re feeling a little spendy or just in the mood to drool over pretty things, I’ve gathered all my favorite luxe holiday gift ideas for 2016. These are perfect gifts for the people who have everything or that special woman in your life. I promise whoever receives any of these options will be thrilled. Feel free to send this to your significant other if you have your eye on one of the items!

If you could have any “dream” item, what would it be?

More 2016 Gift Guides:  Home Gift Guide and Men’s Gift Guide

All Things Holiday:  TCG Holiday Page





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Bows

November 30, 2016

Categories: Fashion

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Sunnies.  Ring.  Sweater.  Jeans (ON SALE).  Flats.

Other Perfect Bow Pieces:  Cozy Beanie.  Lace Sleeveless Top.  Short-Sleeve Sweater (ON SALE).  Ivory Blouse.  Sweater with Rosette Bow (ON SALE).

Blowout, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar Denver (Mention My Blog for $50 Off Lashes)

Miranda L. Sober Photography


Taking you to another one of my favorite Denver spots today… Crêpes n’ Crêpes in Cherry Creek North. We love coming here for breakfast or for dessert and coffee after dinner. The ambiance always reminds me of Europe; sitting at tables outdoors, soft music playing, and everyone quietly talking for hours. It’s different than any other spot in Denver and it makes me remember many similar post-dinner moments with my family in London. I always order the sugar and blueberry crêpe but my husband insists the Nutella crêpe is the best. Either way, I don’t think you can go wrong!

I have a bit of bad news… This adorable bow sweater I’m wearing in this post is currently out of stock. It’s currently on sale and the sale price made the sweater sell out incredibly fast before I could even get these photos up. I’m hoping the sweater is restocked and I’ll keep you updated in this blog post and on Instagram.

On the bright side, I’ve searched all over online to gather my favorite similar bow items in this post. Above, I’ve linked a selection of pieces with the most darling bow accents. A cozy knit beanie, a beautiful lace sleeveless top, a short-sleeve sweater in the same colors as the one I’m wearing, a crisp ivory bow blouse, and a gorgeous gray sweater with rosette bow detail. I think they are perfect and I hope you have fun shopping them!



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Coffee Break

November 29, 2016

Categories: Fashion

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Sunnies.  Pearls.  Ring.  Coat.  Similar Coat.  Similar Tweed Dress.  Similar Dress.  Tights.  Goyard Bag.  Heels.

Blowout, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar Denver (Mention My Blog for $50 Off Lash Application)

Miranda L. Sober Photography


We are back from our Thanksgiving road trip and Denver has officially turned chilly… No more mid-80’s fall weather. I’ve been indulging in my favorite almond milk latte from Cherry Creek coffee spot Aviano a little more than usual lately and my fluffy slippers have been making a daily appearance. Still, I’m not complaining because I love changing seasons and feeling cozy inside while the weather is blustering outside.

I adore this outfit because it is so classic and timeless; whenever I wear it I feel polished and put together. I purchased this camel coat last year and it’s quickly become one of my favorites due to its classic style and luxe look. It runs true to size and is currently close to selling out, although I think they will probably restock after the craziness of the sales has died down. I did link a very similar one that’s on sale and offers more sizes if you’re looking to purchase soon.

My tweed dress is no longer listed on the J. Crew Factory website… It either sold out or they have taken it down while the deep sitewide discount is going on. Either way, I’ll keep you updated on this post and via my Instagram @brittanypillard. I really like this similar style that’s on sale. And if you love tweed as much as I do, take a look at this dress that would be stunning paired with the winter white coat I’m wearing in this post.

By the way, I finished my Gilmore Girls marathon just in time for the reunion episodes over Thanksgiving. We drove a total of 34 hours in six days and I just tethered my laptop to my phone and watched episode after episode. I thought they were wonderful, I was stunned by the ending, and I’m wishing for a new Gilmore Girls season! In the meantime, we’ve started watching The Crown which requires a bit more attention and I’m not able to work and write emails while I watch like I do with other shows… But it’s fascinating and the costuming is incredible. It’s one J will even watch with me because he loves British history. Any shows you’ve been addicted to lately?



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Cyber Monday Sales

November 28, 2016

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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 1 – Tweed Jacket // 2 – Watch // 3 – Headphones // 4 – Brush Kit // 5 – Blush Bag // 6 – Card Case // 7 – Blowdryer // 8 – Flats // 9 – Skirt // 10 – Tassel Earrings // 11 – Jacket // 12 – Wellies // 13 – Leopard Heels // 14 – Earrings


***Click on any store name to shop! Read below for details on the sale and any coupon codes, as well as my tips for who to shop for at each website. Click on any photo in the shoppable photo slides to shop my favorite items… Click the arrow on either side of the slide to scroll through items***

ASOS

TIP:  Trendy pieces at a great price point for men and women. Any fashion lover or city dweller on your list will appreciate.

Get 30% off sitewide with code THANKFUL30

Banana Republic

TIP:  Classic items with a preppy twist. Great for the collegiates and young professionals on your list.

Take 50% off sitewide

BaubleBar

TIP:  Know a woman who loves statement jewelry and accessorizing? Then this is your place to shop this holiday season.

Take 25% off one item with code SAVE25

Take 35% off two or more items with code SAVE35

Bergdorf Goodman

TIP:  Luxe items for the designer maven and gifts for the people on your list who have everything.

Save up to 40% off men and women designer pieces, save an additional 20% on contemporary sale pieces, and save up to $200 on beauty products with code BEAUTY

Chicwish

TIP:  The place to go for the fashionista on your list… Trendy items at wallet-friendly prices. 

Take an extra 25% off sitewide with code BLK25

Coach

TIP:  Always a classic leather goods staple, but with their latest collections Coach can provide for the fresh and edgy crowd too.

Take 30% off full-priced items with code THANKS2016

Take up to 50% off select styles

Cole Haan

TIP:  Beautiful, classic pieces for the traditional people on your list. Always a safe bet. 

Take 40% off everything sitewide

Francesca’s

TIP:  Great girlfriend gifts and stocking stuffers galore. Pick yourself up a cute new piece for the holidays here too.

30% off sitewide and 40% off boots

50% off Cyber Monday exclusives

Free People

TIP:  The boho, hippie-chic woman on your list will love any gift from here.

Now – November 28th take 50% off most-loved styles, plus free standard shipping

Take an extra 25% off all sale items

French Connection

TIP:  Beautiful, high-quality pieces with hints of European flair for the polished people on your list who always look put together. 

40% off everything, free shipping and returns with code 40BLF

Gigi New York

TIP:  Gorgeous tote bags and handbags that any woman on your list will appreciate. They also monogram, so if you have a monogram lover on your list look no further.

Receive up to 35% off your purchase

Intermix

TIP:  If you have a fashionista on your list that loves luxe items and is always wearing the latest and greatest, check this spot to check her off your list.

30% off select full-price items and free shipping

Kendra Scott

TIP:  Shop here for any woman on your list. She will love Kendra’s feminine pieces with beautiful natural stone accents and the new collection of nail polish.

20% off sitewide with code SALE20

LOFT

TIP:  Stock up on workwear pieces and classic wardrobe staples. 

50% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY

Nordstrom

TIP:  You can’t go wrong here. There is something for anyone and everyone on your list. I think I purchase 75% of my gifts at Nordstrom.

Take an extra 20% off selected sale items

Rag & Bone

TIP:  Shop here for the person on your list that loves chic and slightly minimalistic style. Very city, very urban-chic.

25% off sitewide with code CYBER25

River Island

TIP:  Great gifts for the college-age set and stocking stuffers for your girlfriends. 

20% off with code BFRIDAY16

Sephora

TIP:  If he or she likes skincare, makeup, and is always drooling over the latest beauty product shop for them here. They have great value sets for the holidays.

Get 8 mini samples in a festive bag free with $25 purchase with code VERYMERRY

Exclusive spring products launched first at Sephora

Serena & Lily

TIP:  If they are in the process of furnishing a home, check out this website. A new throw, new sheet set, or beautiful tray can go a long way in making a house feel cozy.

25% off sitewide with code BESTEVER

Shopbop

TIP:  If they’re trendy and cool and always wearing something new, shop for them here.

Spend $200+ get 15% off, spend $500+ get 20% off, spend $800+ get 25% off with code GOBIG16

Show Me Your Mumu

TIP:  If you are shopping for a boho girl that loves California style or someone who is packing for a winter vacation, this is your place to shop.

Take 50% off select styles with code MUMUSALE50

Sole Society

TIP:  Beautiful clothes, accessories, and kids wear. Lovely gifts across the board.

Take 30% off entire site

Topshop

TIP:  Shop here for the cool collegiates and young professionals on your list. 

Take up to 50% off select items

Tory Burch

TIP:  If you’ve seen her wear Tory or talk about Tory, she’s going to love absolutely anything from here.

Get 30% off when you spend $250+ with code THANKS

The Mini Bag Cyber Monday Exclusive

Urban Outfitters

TIP:  High school and college-age people love this place. Shop here for quirky gifts and hilarious stocking stuffers.

Take $50 off orders of $150 or $15 off orders of $75

Wanderlust + Co.

TIP:  Dainty, beautiful jewelry for the woman who loves delicate accessories.

Get 40% off sitewide with code RSCYBER40


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Black Friday Sales

November 25, 2016

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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***Click on any store name to shop! Read below for details on the sale and any coupon codes, as well as my tips for who to shop for at each website. Click on any photo in the shoppable photo slides to shop my favorite items… Click the arrow on either side of the slide to scroll through items***

Ann Taylor

TIP:  Stock up on workwear pieces and classic wardrobe staples. 

November 23rd – November 25th get 50% off sitewide with code CELEBRATE

Asos

TIP:  Trendy pieces at a great price point for men and women. Any fashion lover or city dweller on your list will appreciate.

20% off sitewide with code GOGOGO

November 24th – 29th get 30% off with code THANKFUL30

Banana Republic

TIP:  Classic items with a preppy twist. Great for the collegiates and young professionals on your list.

November 24th – 26th get 50% off five regular-priced items sitewide with code BRFIVE

BaubleBar

TIP:  Know a woman who loves statement jewelry and accessorizing? Then this is your place to shop this holiday season.

November 25th – 27th take 30% off purchases with code THANKS30

First 12 hours only take 35% off everything with code VIP35

Take 25% off one item with code SAVE25

Take 35% off two or more items with code SAVE35

Bergdorf Goodman

TIP:  Luxe items for the designer maven and gifts for the people on your list who have everything.

Save up to 40% off

Chicwish

TIP:  The place to go for the fashionista on your list… Trendy items at wallet-friendly prices. 

November 25th – 28th take an extra 25% off sitewide with code BLK25

Coach

TIP:  Always a classic leather goods staple, but with their latest collections Coach can provide for the fresh and edgy crowd too.

Take 30% off purchase with code THANKS2016

Cole Haan

TIP:  Beautiful, classic pieces for the traditional people on your list. Always a safe bet. 

Now – November 26th take 50% off select styles and 30% off everything else

Francesca’s

TIP:  Great girlfriend gifts and stocking stuffers galore. Pick yourself up a cute new piece for the holidays here too.

30% off sitewide

Free People

TIP:  The boho, hippie-chic woman on your list will love any gift from here.

Now – November 28th take 50% off most-loved styles, plus free standard shipping

French Connection

TIP:  Beautiful, high-quality pieces with hints of European flair for the polished people on your list who always look put together. 

40% off everything, free shipping and returns with code 40BLF

Gigi New York

TIP:  Gorgeous tote bags and handbags that any woman on your list will appreciate. They also monogram, so if you have a monogram lover on your list look no further.

Receive a gift card up to 35% of your purchase, plus a personalized leather card case

24 hour flash sale with 40% off old favorites

Intermix

TIP:  If you have a fashionista on your list that loves luxe items and is always wearing the latest and greatest, check this spot to check her off your list.

November 23rd – December 7th take an extra 40% off

November 24th – 28th take $150 off every $750 with code THANKS

Nordstrom

TIP:  You can’t go wrong here. There is something for anyone and everyone on your list. I think I purchase 75% of my gifts at Nordstrom.

November 24th – 28th take an extra 20% off select sale items

Rag & Bone

TIP:  Shop here for the person on your list that loves chic and slightly minimalistic style. Very city, very urban-chic.

November 25th – 26th get 25% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY25

River Island

TIP:  Great gifts for the college-age set and stocking stuffers for your girlfriends. 

November 23rd – 28th get 50% off 50+ styles

November 25th – 28th get 20% off with code BFRIDAY16

November 27th get free worldwide shipping with code SOFA16

Sephora

TIP:  If he or she likes skincare, makeup, and is always drooling over the latest beauty product shop for them here. They have great value sets for the holidays.

November 25th get 20% off sitewide

Serena & Lily

TIP:  If they are in the process of furnishing a home, check out this website. A new throw, new sheet set, or beautiful tray can go a long way in making a house feel cozy.

Now through November 27th get 20% off sitewide with code THANKYOU

Shopbop

TIP:  If they’re trendy and cool and always wearing something new, shop for them here.

November 22nd – 28th spend $200+ get 15% off, spend $500+ get 20% off, spend $800+ get 25% off with code GOBIG16

Show Me Your Mumu

TIP:  If you are shopping for a boho girl that loves California style or someone who is packing for a winter vacation, this is your place to shop.

November 21st – 25th get 40% off select styles with code MUMUSALE40

Sole Society

TIP:  Beautiful clothes, accessories, and kids wear. Lovely gifts across the board.

November 25th – 27th get 30% off all footwear, select bags, and accessories

Topshop

TIP:  Shop here for the cool collegiates and young professionals on your list. 

November 23rd – 28th get up to 50% off select items

Tory Burch

TIP:  If you’ve seen her wear Tory or talk about Tory, she’s going to love absolutely anything from here.

Now through November 28th get 30% when you spend $250+ with code THANKS

Urban Outfitters

TIP:  High school and college-age people love this place. Shop here for quirky gifts and hilarious stocking stuffers.

November 23rd – 25th buy one get one 50% off ALL apparel

Wanderlust + Co.

TIP:  Dainty, beautiful jewelry for the woman who loves delicate accessories.

November 24th – 29th get 40% off sitewide with code RSCYBER40


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W by Worth Winter White

November 24, 2016

Categories: Fashion

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Coat and Skirt from W by Worth

Gift Wrap:  Gold Striped Paper.  Gold Spotted Paper.  Blush Polka Dot Paper.  White Paper Bow.  Large Pink Box.  Small Pink Box.  Pink Ribbon.  White Gift Tags.  Merry + Bright Tags.

Blowout, Lashes, Tan, Nails c/o Glamour Bar Denver (Mention My Blog for $50 Off)

Shot on location at The Kitchen in Fort Collins, Colorado

Miranda L. Sober Photography


I think winter white looks are so iconic; you just don’t forget them easily because they make a majorly chic statement. W by Worth has created this gorgeous winter white skirt and two-tone jacket made from an incredible crackled faux leather material that gives the outfit so much texture. My favorite way to wear winter white is paired with black to create a timeless look that pops.

This is my third W by Worth outfit and the first I’ve featured here on The Cashmere Gypsy. I love the high-quality material and their beautiful designs. The first time I wore one of their pieces I was wearing a navy blue dress during NYFW and even at the end of a ninety-five degree day walking and sweating from show to show, it looked beautiful and crisp. This outfit is no different; each time I place it back on the hanger I find myself wondering how soon I’ll be able to wear it again. I know it’s easy to be a little timid of wearing white looks, but trust me… This is one you will find yourself reaching for over and over again.

Happy Thanksgiving, darlings!


Sponsored by W by Worth


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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

November 23, 2016

Categories: Holiday, Home

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Rose Gold Frame.  Marble Frame.  Shag Pillow.  Rum Cake.  Cravings Tray.  Marble Serving Board.  Trinket Tray.  Wreath.  Candle.  Knit Throw.


Tips for Gifting Home:

  • Give them something they can use. Bath products, candles, and serving pieces are popular for a reason: everyone needs them and they are therefore gifts that can be used up or used over and over again. We all have homes overflowing with trinkets, but your loved one will appreciate a lovely-smelling candle, a marble cheese slab, or a beautiful slate tray to serve appetizers to guests.
  • Bring something scrumptious. If you’re still undecided, remember that food is a gift that will always be used! This gourmet heart-shaped rum cake is not only beautiful, it will never disappoint since any holiday host will appreciate one less item off his or her to-do list.
  • Go neutral. It can be difficult to purchase decor for someone else’s home. When in doubt, stick to neutrals. This Mongolian lamb’s wool pillow and cable-knit throw blanket are both in a beautiful shade of gray that can mix and match with nearly any decor. The champagne gold magnolia wreath is another addition anyone can use inside or outside their home.
  • Gift them something to preserve memories. I’ve found that everyone loves a photo frame; bonus points if you’ve already tucked a memorable photo inside. This 3×3 rose gold frame is perfect for documenting a favorite Instagram snap. And I think this marble frame would look amazing with a black and white travel photo inside.
  • Surprise them with something funny. I love receiving gifts that make me laugh. I found this darling little trinket tray and I think it would be the perfect gift for a friend or sister. “Champagne, s’il vous plaît”… Can’t we all relate?!

More 2016 Gift Guides:  Luxe Gift Guide and Men’s Gift Guide

All Things Holiday:  TCG Holiday Page



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