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Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Sweater Dress and Secrets

December 15, 2017

Categories: Fashion

cream sweater dress

sweater dress

cherry creek shopping center

cable knit sweater

stuart weitzman boots

Sunnies.  Similar Sweater Dress.  Pantyhose.  Boots.  Similar Chanel Boy Bag.

Location:  Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Miranda L. Sober Photography


Cherry Creek Shopping Center is by far my favorite place to shop for the holidays. They offer valet parking, there is a gorgeous 60-foot Christmas tree outside, the most beautiful holiday decor inside, and some great restaurant options to meet my husband after our shopping is done. Of course, any holiday shopping can get a bit tense with shopping lists a mile long and all the hustle and bustle around us. So I wanted to share with you my little secrets I often do while at Cherry Creek Shopping Center to keep my stress down and pamper myself a bit.

Coffee Break

I love starting my shopping with a coffee or tea in hand to give me a little energy boost. For coffee, I like Ebar just outside Nordstrom on the lower level of the mall. I often order a seasonal drink like their Pumpkin Spice Latte with almond milk, but my year-round favorite is the Almond Roca Latte.

Tea Time

In the summer, I like to order iced tea instead of a hot coffee. The Sparkling Hibiscus Tea Cooler from the Ebar just outside Nordstrom on the lower level of the mall is one of my favorites. But I also like stopping by Teavana near the West parking deck. I can stock up on loose leaf tea and order a Winterberry Tea with added Silver Yin Zhen Pearls for a little boost of caffeine.

Brow Maintenance

My favorite places for brow maintenance are both in the mall. My brows can be really difficult to shape and Stephanie at the Anastasia counter in Nordstrom is a brow goddess; she always makes mine look incredible and makes it easier for me to trace and pencil them in between appointments. If Stephanie can’t get you in, go to La Biotique on the lower level near the West parking deck and get your brows threaded; they can always get me in and they never take too much brow.

Shoe Shine

This is something I often forget to do until I look down at my leather boots and leather shoes and realize there are little scuff marks all over them. If you head toward the restrooms on the lower level just past Neiman Marcus, there is a little shoe shine spot down the hall. It’s nice to sit your bags down, rest, and get your shoes cleaned and polished mid-shopping spree.

Smoothie and Wheatgrass

By the time I’m nearly done with my Christmas shopping, I’m usually quite tired and my feet are killing me. So I make sure to stop at Fresh Healthy Café where I pick up a Pitaya Passion smoothie for an afternoon snack, as well as a wheatgrass shot to boost my immunity. I feel as if I’m always trying to dodge colds and flus during the holiday season, so I definitely take advantage of extra vitamins and health benefits when I can!

Do you shop at Cherry Creek Shopping Center for the holidays as well? Where are your favorite spots?



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Beauty Gift Guide

December 12, 2017

Categories: Beauty, Holiday

beauty gift guide

1. Silk Hair Ties.  2. Le Labo Lys 41 Perfume.  3. Eyeshadow Palette.  4. NuFace Facial Toning Device.  5. Estée Lauder Powder Compact.  6. Dermaflash Exfoliating Device.  7. Slip Silk Pillowcase.  8. Henri Bendel Train Case.  9. Facial Rolling Device.  10. Age Delay Pillow.  11. GloPro Microneedling Device.  12. Mason Pearson Hairbrush.  13.  Facial Steamer.


How to Shop:  Click one of the links under the collage above, click any of the links in the text below, click any of the “Available Here” links under the numbered list of items after the text below, or click any of the images in the shoppable slide at the bottom.

My Beauty Gift Guide is my favorite gift guide I look forward to curating each year. I have always been interested in skincare, hair, and makeup and I think deep down if I had to choose one thing to blog about it would be beauty. I was always mesmerized by the beauty books I would beg my mother to buy me as a little girl; I remember poring over every detail of Kevyn Aucoin’s “Making Faces” book and the way he would transform people’s faces into another person, another character.

This year, my guide focuses on skincare because it is the foundation of everything else beauty. I’ve learned that the more care and love I put into my skin, the better my makeup looks. Plus, there are so many incredible new tools and devices on the market for us to take advantage of. I really wanted to showcase that this year and share some of these miracle workers with you!

But before we swoon over all the pretty things… We are all incredibly fortunate to have the things we truly need and have a bit extra to give back. If you want to do some good instead of or in addition to your Christmas gifts (this will make your mother extra happy, I promise) I suggest the following:

Heifer International: Purchase a farm animal and this organization will give it to an impoverished family around the world. My favorite gift I’ve already purchased this year? A hive of honeybees. Animals not only feed and sustain the family they are given to, they help feed that family’s community and give the family a new stream of income.

Adopt-A-Family: So many families are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season and many elderly people will be alone on Christmas. I simply searched “Adopt a Family for Christmas in Denver” to find opportunities. Be quick because most Denver programs have already filled their donor lists. The Parker Task Force still needs donations and DHS is still accepting donations. Check your neighborhood within the Be a Santa to a Senior program to help a senior in need.

Within each gift guide, I try and give my shopping tips for the person the gift guide is dedicated to. That way, if you don’t like any of my picks you can still walk away with some tips. For the beauty lover, you’re in great hands because I have done my skincare and beauty research for you! You can’t go wrong with any of these items. Is your beauty lover a traveler? Then gift her this lovely train case to keep all her treasured products safe. Is she a more mature woman? She will appreciate the NuFace Facial Toning Device for giving her skin a little boost. Does she love anything haircare and have an enviable mane – or want to? Then give her this luxe boar bristle brush. Is your beauty lover a mask devotee? She’ll love you forever if you gift her with this facial steamer to assist in her spa regime. Looking for a stocking stuffer? Easy – these silk hair ties will do the trick.

Be sure to check out my Men’s Gift Guide, Moms and Mother-in-Laws Gift Guide, and for more gift guides and holiday content, take a look at my website’s Holiday section. Happy Shopping!


1. Silk Hair Ties

Available Here.

No tangles, no problems. Besides being incredibly beautiful, these silk hair ties help protect your strands.

2. Le Labo Lys 41 Perfume

Available Here.

I fell in love with this beautiful fragrance when Le Labo sent over a discovery box of their fragrances. It’s a powerful yet creamy white floral with a top note of tiare flower; mid notes of jasmine, lily, and tuberose; and base notes of wood, musk, and Madagascar vanilla.

3. Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Palette

Available Here.

When everyone began raving about these eyeshadow palettes I thought they were crazy. Then I bought one. The powder shadows are soft and creamy; they blend beautifully and can effortlessly create many different eye shadow looks.

4. NuFace Facial Toning Device

Available Here.

This little gem sends gentle microcurrents through the skin, toning and tightening underlying facial muscles. Use it consistently and you’ll see improved facial contour, tone, and reduced wrinkles.

5. Estée Lauder Powder Compact

Available Here.

Luxury jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann designed this beautiful compact exclusively for Estée Lauder. It’s meant to celebrate 2018, the Year of the Dog, but its elegant design makes me think of a vintage Art Deco piece.

6. Dermaflash Facial Exfoliating Device

Available Here.

Have you ever gotten a dermaplaning treatment? They are typically only offered at medical spas, but this tool allows you to have all the benefits from the comfort of your own home. Dermaplaning sweeps away dead skin, product buildup, and facial fuzz to reveal a glowing, smooth complexion.

7. Slip Silk Pillowcase

Available Here.

These pure silk pillowcases reduce tugging and friction on delicate facial skin to prevent and reduce wrinkles and bedhead. Silk fibers are less absorbent, so the luxe products the beauty lover in your life uses will stay on her face and not on her pillow.

8. Henri Bendel Makeup Train Case

Available Here.

My mother always travels with her skincare products in a beautiful little train case. While my products are sloshing and tumbling around in a soft-sided cosmetic bag, hers stay upright and easy for her to reach while she’s getting ready. Lesson learned, mama… Your way is the right way. Once again.

9. Facial Roller

Available Here.

One of the lovely benefits of having severe allergies is that I experience a lot of puffiness in my face, especially in my eye area. If I forget and pet our shedding dog, then rub my eyes, you can bet my eyes and cheeks will be swollen the next day. One thing that has helped? Rolling out my skin. It sounds silly, but this is an ancient Asian beauty trick. Rolling the facial skin with a tool like this reduces puffiness, increases circulation, and helps to smooth and contour facial muscles. It’s nothing crazy complicated or permanent; it’s just a great way to energize and refresh your skin in the mornings. And it works.

10. Age Delay Pillow

Available Here.

This pillow is designed to encourage more restful sleep positions and it cradles the face to avoid sheet marks and scrunching that can cause premature aging.

11. GloPro Microneedling Device

Available Here.

If you’ve never used a microneedling device, they’re not as scary as they sound. Tiny needles roll over skin, creating mini “wounds” and the body tells skin cells to regenerate from the inside out. Since our skin naturally slows regeneration as we age, microneedling turns back the clock and this version also incorporates red LED light therapy to help boost regeneration and healing.

12. Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush

Available Here.

I love these brushes; I’ve had mine for almost seven years now. The boar bristles are gentle on hair and scalp and are designed to evenly distribute the hair’s natural oils while gently exfoliating the scalp. I can tell a difference when I use this brush; my hair is more voluminous and shiny.

13. Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Steamer

Available Here.

Ever notice how much better it is to tweeze or do pore extractions after a shower when the bathroom is all steamy? It’s even better to let facial masks and treatments soak into pores under a nice steam. As a beauty addict, I would love this little steamer designed specifically for use on the face. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one; it’s like giving someone a mini spa in their own home.



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Red Sequined Holiday Dress

December 11, 2017

Categories: Fashion

sequined floral dress

sequin dress

holiday dress

Similar Moto Jacket.  Sequined Dress.  Ankle-Tie Heels.


This is my first post after starting my transition from blonde balayage back to brunette and I was a bit nervous to post these photos! After being blonde so long, my hair doesn’t hold color well and it’s been struggle to keep it dark. We took my blonde extensions out so I am extension-less in these photos and that has been a difficult transition as well. Not to mention I took a quick break from my lash extensions too; it was my first break in over 1.5 years! Needless to say, Glamour Bar has always kept me looking put together and it’s only when I went without the hair extensions and the lash extensions that I realized what a difference it makes in my appearance… And how bland I feel without them! I’m planning on going a bit darker with my hair (closer to my natural color) and then will consider adding in some extensions for volume and a bit of length.

One thing that isn’t making me feel bland is this incredible cranberry sequined dress. Please trust me when I say it is the most flattering holiday dress I tried on this year. The bodice is fitted, hugging the body and showcasing arms and shoulders, but the skirt billows out into a flattering a-line with a subtle ruffle at the bottom. The sequined florals cascade down the dress and seem to float over the body on a sheer fabric layer over the legs. Best of all? The dress comes in seven color options – there’s a stunning emerald green and a breathtaking sapphire blue too. The black, gold or platinum options would be perfect for New Year’s Eve.

Fit Details:  I found this dress to fit very true to size. Keep in mind this is fitted over the shoulders, chest, and rib/upper stomach area, but is flowy and loose everywhere else. If this is your largest part and you go between two sizes, I would go with the larger size. Overall, I found the measurements in the size guide to be very accurate.



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Kim Kardashian Fragrance Giveaway

Categories: Beauty

kim kardashian fragrance

kim kardashian perfume

kim kardashian west lip gloss

KKW Crystal Gardenia Oud.  KKW Crème Liquid Lipstick Collection.


We’re into the swing of the holiday season and I couldn’t be happier about it. The holiday lights have been sparkling around Denver since before Thanksgiving and although the sunshine has kept our temperatures toasty, it still feels like Christmas with the holiday hustle and bustle going on all around us.

I always look forward to my Christmas giveaways as a thank you to my readers and followers. I did a quick Amika haircare giveaway over on my Instagram Stories last week and will be giving away Nordstrom gift cards with a group of fellow bloggers this week.

In the meantime, I am excited to be hosting a giveaway right here for you to enter. Lately, I’ve been sharing a bit more beauty items in my Instagram Stories and you, my readers, seem to love it so I decided that I should give away two of the most popular beauty items out right now. This giveaway is open to all readers 18 and older in the United States. One winner will win Kim Kardashian West’s new fragrance, Crystal Gardenia Oud and a set of her Crème Liquid Lipsticks. (Of course, if you receive them and don’t like them the holidays are the perfect time to gift them to a friend or family member!)

KKW’s Crystal Gardenia Oud is a soft, creamy floral scent with a hint of rich oud that gives it a sexy, exotic feel. Top notes are bergamot, lavender, and geranium. Mid notes are rose, jasmine, and iris. And base notes are patchouli, agarwood (0ud), amber, and musk.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, December 13th and there are certain points you can accumulate each day for more entries. Please remember I go through the entries by hand to be sure they’ve been completed, so drawing a giveaway winner may take up to 48 hours. Wishing all of you the best of luck – and thank you for participating!


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Mom and Mother-in-Law Gift Guide

December 5, 2017

Categories: Holiday

moms gift guide

1. Guerlain Météorites.  2. Pink Powder Brush.  3. Lancôme Gift Set.  4. Magnifying Illuminating Mirror.  5. Skincare Brushes.  6. Leather Jewelry Case.  7. David Yurman Bracelet.  8. Manicure Set.  9. Lambswool Scarf.  10. Rose Gold Knot Earrings.  11. Wool Wrap Coat.  12. Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves.  13. La Mer Gift Set.  14. Saint Laurent Tote.  15. GloPro Microneedling Set.  16. Ember Heated Mug.  17. Ugg Bow Slippers.  18. Natori Cozy Robe.  19. Henri Bendel Bag.  20. Rose Gold 2-Piece Luggage Set.


How to Shop:  Click one of the links under the collage above, click any of the links in the text below, click any of the “Available Here” links under the numbered list of items after the text below, or click any of the images in the shoppable slide at the bottom.

“I don’t need anything, sweetheart.” is probably the #1 Mom Statement come the holidays. Let me tell you something. It’s not helpful to you (you being the lovely child out to find the perfect token of your love) and… It’s not true. Your mother deserves a gift more than anyone else on your list. Have you ever gotten a horrible flu or food poisoning? Remember how thankful you were for the person who took care of you? Well your poor mother signed up to do that for eighteen years. Does she “need” a gift? Of course not – if you’re reading this, you have internet access and therefore none of us probably “need” a gift. But that’s not the point of a gift, is it? Your mother deserves a thank you and a little something to make her feel special during the hectic holiday season. If you check off one person on your holiday shopping list, make sure it’s your mama.

Now before we start swooning over beautiful gifts, I want to go back to the “internet access” comment above. We are all incredibly fortunate to have the things we truly need and have a bit extra to give back. If you want to do some good instead of or in addition to your Christmas gifts (this will make your mother extra happy, I promise) I suggest the following:

Heifer International: Purchase a farm animal and this organization will give it to an impoverished family around the world. My favorite gift I’ve already purchased this year? A hive of honeybees. Animals not only feed and sustain the family they are given to, they help feed that family’s community and give the family a new stream of income.

Adopt-A-Family: So many families are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season and many elderly people will be alone on Christmas. I simply searched “Adopt a Family for Christmas in Denver” to find opportunities. Be quick because most Denver programs have already filled their donor lists. The Parker Task Force still needs donations and DHS is still accepting donations. Check your neighborhood within the Be a Santa to a Senior program to help a senior in need or sign up to be a volunteer at Baskets of Joy this December 9th.

Within each gift guide, I try and give my shopping tips for the person the gift guide is dedicated to. That way, if you don’t like any of my picks you can still walk away with some tips. For mothers and mother-in-laws I try to look for items that have beautiful fabric or a great tactile quality about them. As we mentioned before, these women already have the necessities and are usually into really beautiful things that make them feel comfortable and pampered; cozy robes, cashmere-lined gloves, a heated coffee mug, and soft slippers. She probably enjoys taking care of her skin, so spoil her with the latest in beauty like this incredible magnifying and illuminating mirror, this set of luxe skincare brushes, or this microneedling gift set.

Be sure to check out my Men’s Gift Guide and for more gift guides and holiday content, take a look at my website’s Holiday section. Happy Shopping!


1. Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Pearls

Available Here.

See my Guerlain Météorites blog post for more info.

2.  Guerlain Pink Powder Brush

Available Here.

3.  Lancôme Makeup and Skincare Gift Set

Available Here.

This is a Lancôme Purchase with Purchase but is so worth it. Buy any Lancôme product (I love their eye makeup remover and toner) and you can purchase this gift set comprised of two cosmetic cases, two eyeshadow and blush palettes, two lipsticks, two lip glosses, lash primer, mascara, eye makeup remover, anti-aging serum, and mini perfume for just $63.50.

4.  Magnifying and Illuminating Mirror

Available Here.

See my Guerlain Météorites blog post for more details on this incredible mirror. I will never go back to tweezing, doing skincare, and applying makeup without it!

5.  Artis Skincare Brush Set

Available Here.

I own the Artis makeup brushes and they’re incredible; they give a flawless finish and feel so comfortable to hold and apply makeup. These are designed specifically to cleanse the face and apply skincare products.

6.  Blush Pink Leather Jewelry Case

Available Here.

7.  Silver, Diamond, and Tahitian Pearl Bracelet

Available Here.

8.  Rose Gold Manicure Set

Available Here.

9.  Light Grey Lambswool Scarf

Available Here.

10.  Rose Gold Tory Burch Knot Earrings

Available Here.

11.  Light Grey Wool Wrap Coat

Available Here.

12.  Cashmere-Lined Leather Touch Screen Gloves

Available Here.

13. La Mer “Mini Miracles” Gift Set

Available Here.

I’ve completely fallen in love with this brand this year. You can read more about what these products have done for my skin and why I adore them so much in this blog post.

14.  Saint Laurent Large Leather Shopping Tote

Available Here.

15.  GloPro Microneedling Gift Set

Available Here.

16.  Ember Temperature Control Mug

Available Here.

Perfect for the coffee or tea lover in your life, this heated mug can be adjusted remotely from an app to keep your cup at your preferred temperature. You can even save your favorites to ensure the perfect cup every time.

17.  Ugg Shearling Bow Slippers

Available Here.

18.  Natori Plush Pink Robe

Available Here.

19.  Leather Convertible Tote

Available Here.

20.  Rose Gold 2-Piece Spinner Luggage Set

Available Here.




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Guerlain Météorites

December 4, 2017

Categories: Beauty

guerlain makeup

guerlain pearl powder

guerlain meteorites sticks

guerlain meteorites

guerlain meteorites review

guerlain pearls

Météorites Birthday Candle Pearls.  Météorites Brush.  Météorites Baby Glow Touch Stick.  Magnifying Mirror. “Early Bird” Satin Sleep Shirt.

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

Miranda L. Sober Photography


The first time I saw them I was vacationing in Palm Beach with my family. The jar of pearls was at my eye level, sitting atop the makeup counter and shimmering tantalizingly right in front of me. My mother was busy chatting to a woman spritzing fragrance on a paper card so I reached out in front of me to touch this magical little jar of pastel pearls. “Brittany…” How do mothers do that?! Resignedly, I placed my eager hand down again and said goodbye to the magic pearls.

And magic they are. Guerlain launched its one-of-a-kind, illuminating, color-correcting Météorites Pearls in 1987. These delicate and perfectly round pearls continue to be shaped by hand, with a technique mastered by only four people in the entire world. The concept behind the pearls? The ability to create the perfect combination of light reflection to combat dullness, flattering illumination, and color correction for various skin issues all in one jar of pearls. With just a brush stroke across your jar of magic pearls, you can create an illuminated look that color-corrects as it reflects light from your skin. Your skin looks alive, brightened, and glowing.

To celebrate their 30th birthday, Guerlain has released a new, limited-edition collection. Their little pink jar of Birthday Candle Pearls looks as beautiful on your bathroom counter as it does on skin. And their shimmering formula is reimagined in creamy stick form with their Baby Glow Touch Sticks in both Rosy Glow and Gold Glow. You can see me swatching the sticks above. With a spray tan, I can wear either or both the rosy or bronze color. I place the rosy color down the center of my nose, on my brow bone and cheekbones, and on the top of my lip and focus the bronze color on my cheeks and around my forehead as bronzer. Then I dust the Birthday Candle Pearls all over. There’s also a liquid-cream version if you prefer that texture to a stick formula.

I think the Guerlain Météorites Pearls would make a lovely gift this holiday season – in either their original colors or the limited-edition Birthday Candle Pearls versions. Put it on your list for your girlfriend, wive, mother, mother-in-law, sister, or aunt.

Do you want to really knock her socks off? Add in this incredible cordless, illuminating, magnifying mirror I’m using in the photos above. This genius device shows every lash, hair, pore, wrinkle in 5x detail and even comes with a 10x detail mini mirror tucked into the back for when you need your brows or that winged liner to be flawless. The first night I used this for two hours straight, tweezing and doing pore extractions to my heart’s content; I couldn’t believe how much I had missed in a regular mirror! I can even change the lighting from an app on my phone so my makeup will be perfect for any setting – indoor, outdoor, candlelight, fluorescents. I always know my makeup will look flattering and I can guarantee I haven’t had any embarrassing foundation lines since bringing this little wonder home.





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Men’s Gift Guide

December 1, 2017

Categories: Holiday

mens gift guide

1. Lambswool Scarf.  2. Wireless Headphones.  3. Wallet.  4. Sweater.  5. Backpack.  6. Leather Gloves.  7. Notepad-to-Digital Digitizer.  8. Post-Shave Lotion.  9. Wool Peacoat.  10. Sock Set.  11. Leather Sneakers.  12. Weekender Bag.


How To Shop:  Click any of the links below the collage above, click “Available Here” under any of the items in the numbered list after the text below, or click any of the images in the slide at the bottom.

Each year, the men on my list are always the most difficult to buy Christmas gifts for. I love buying gifts for my friends and female family members because I know what they’ll enjoy and use. But when it comes to men, they’re usually into something very specific that I’m unfamiliar with; for example, working on vintage cars or hunting pheasant. I’m aware of the new beauty products and latest accessories that my mom or best friends would love to receive. But when it comes to the best tools or newest binoculars, I have no idea what the recipient wants or already owns.

Unless you know the specific hobby-related item he wants or if you want to add in a little something extra, I always suggest going with something your guy needs but in a luxe version, such as a set of beautifully designed socks or luxury post-shave lotion… It’s a guarantee he’ll use it and appreciate the quality. And you’ll never go wrong with chic, classic accessories like a lambswool scarf, a leather-trimmed backpack, or leather sneakers. If you know the recipient doesn’t have it, I’m completely fascinated by this luxe Montblanc device; the pen automatically digitizes anything written in the notebook and transfers it via Bluetooth or USB to your phone or tablet. Take notes, sketch, draw… And you instantly have an electronic copy.

We are all incredibly fortunate to have the things we truly need and have a bit extra to give back. If you want to do some good instead of or in addition to your Christmas gifts I suggest the following:

Heifer International: Purchase a farm animal and this organization will give it to an impoverished family around the world. My favorite gift I’ve already purchased this year? A hive of honeybees. Animals not only feed and sustain the family they are given to, they help feed that family’s community and give the family a new stream of income.

Adopt-A-Family: So many families are struggling to make ends meet this holiday season and many elderly people will be alone on Christmas. I simply searched “Adopt a Family for Christmas in Denver” to find opportunities. Be quick because most Denver programs have already filled their donor lists. The Parker Task Force still needs donations and DHS is still accepting donations. Check your neighborhood within the Be a Santa to a Senior program to help a senior in need or sign up to be a volunteer at Baskets of Joy this December 9th.

Looking for more inspo? You can find more gift guides and all my holiday content in my website’s Holiday section. Happy Shopping!


1.  Light Grey Lambswool Scarf

Available Here.

2.  Leather and Stainless Steel Wireless Headphones

Available Here.

3.  Leather Card and Coin Wallet

Available Here.

4.  Fair Isle Wool Sweater

Available Here.

5.  Leather and Canvas Backpack

Available Here.

6.  Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves

Available Here.

7.  Notepad-to-Digital Writing Set

Available Here.

8.  Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion

Available Here.

9.  Double-Breasted Virgin Wool Peacoat

Available Here.

10.  Patterned Six-Pack Set of Cotton-Blend Socks

Available Here.

11.  Leather GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

Available Here.

12.  Canvas Weekender Bag

Available Here.





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Military Jacket and Skirt

November 27, 2017

Categories: Fashion

military jacket

military inspired jacket

free people army jacket

military jacket pleated skirt

army jacket

velvet military jacket

Sunnies.  Military Jacket – Navy and Red.  Similar Faux Leather Skirt.  Red Chanel Medium Classic.  Heels.

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

Miranda L. Sober Photography.


It appears I’m nothing if not consistent. The other evening I donned this gorgeous military jacket with black jeans for dinner with my husband. We were walking into the restaurant and I realized my jacket was off by one button. Then tonight I sat down to write this blog post and sure enough, I made the same mistake while getting dressed for these photos. The next time this happens I’m going to pretend I’m making a fashion statement, but we’ll both know the truth.

I always receive lots of questions when I post this red Chanel bag. I go more into detail in this blog post and share my thoughts on what you should look for if you are ready to purchase one.

Fit Details:  Jacket runs true to size, is beautifully made, and is flattering on the body. The olive green sold out quickly, but this style is now available in navy and red so be quick if you’re interested!



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Black Friday and Cyber Week Sales

November 24, 2017

Categories: Fashion, Holiday

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Click on any store/brand name to shop…


Ann Taylor

Free shipping plus 50% off everything with code BESTMONDAY.

Shop For:  Stock up on workwear, classic outerwear, and cozy sweaters.

Anthropologie

20% off full-priced items plus free shipping over $100+ orders.

Shop For:  The dreamy, romantic woman in your life. She might be into vintage and DIY and old movies. (This is totally okay if this woman is you… You can be on your shopping list too.) Look for gift ideas like this one-sized poncho, beautiful Vogue x Splendid pajamas, pom-pom beret, and exquisite sequined slippers. You can also find unique gifts for others on your list like this dog owner emergency kit, a gorgeous ‘Merci’ cheese plate, or these darling woodland dolls for kids.

For You:

For Them:

ASOS

30% off everything 11.22 – 11.28 with code EPIC30.

Shop For:  Sweaters, dresses, beautiful coats and outerwear, plus affordable accessories like hats and scarves. Great for stocking up on your own holiday looks and winter wear or for gifting the trendy guys and girls on your list.

Banana Republic

50% off everything. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.

Shop For:  Stock up on your own office wear and preppy pieces. Perfect for checking off the classic men and women on your list. Someone tricky on your list? You can’t go wrong with BR’s accessories.

BaubleBar

35% off everything with code CYBER35.

Shop For:  Trendy yet inexpensive jewelry pieces. I love this brand for girlfriend gifts and stocking stuffers alike.

Bergdorf Goodman

40% off designer sale 11.20 – 11.26. Also going on? The Rewarding Beauty Event with code BEAUTY and take an additional 20% off select contemporary.

Shop For:  The ultimate in luxury. A great time to take advantage of lovely designer pieces on sale and splurge a bit.

Bloomingdales

25% off a large selection of items for a total savings of 60%.

Shop For:  Anyone and everyone on your list: parents, siblings, spouses, friends, children.

French Connection

40% off everything and free shipping with code FCBF40 11.21 – 11.29.

Shop For:  Chic, trendy pieces with European flair for both men and women.

His and Hers:

Frye Boots

50% off select styles.

Shop For:  Anyone who loves beautiful leather and long-lasting shoes. I’ve had some of my Frye boots for 10+ years now and they remain my favorite boot brand because of their durability and leather that seems to only get better with age.

GiGi New York

Spend $125+ receive 20% off. Spend $250+ receive 25% off. Spend $350 receive 30% off. Spend $500+ receive 35% off.

Shop For:  Beautifully made (in the U.S.A.) leather bags and accessories at great prices. Have a monogram fiend on your shopping list? You can get many GiGi pieces monogrammed.

Henri Bendel

30 – 60% off plus free limited edition tote with $200+ purchases.

Shop For:  Your mom, aunt, sister, or best friend. They have the cutest travel accessories like jewelry cases and cosmetic pouches as well as stocking stuffer options like key chains and jewelry.

Hunter

20% off selected boots, accessories, and outerwear. 35% off a new product each day.

Shop For:  If they don’t have Hunter boots, they will love you for buying them their first pair. If they do, they’ll be thankful you added another pair to their collection.

Intermix

30% off full-priced items plus free shipping.

Shop For:  A perfectly curated collection of luxe goods from talented, well-tailored designers. I cherish every piece I’ve purchased from them! Great for the city slicker on your list.

J.Crew

40% off your purchase and free shipping, plus an extra 10% off orders placed before noon using code SHOPFAST.

Shop For:  Yourself or the preppy, classic friends and family on your list. I love the quirky touches J.Crew adds to their pieces and the fact they carry men’s, women’s, and children’s items all under one umbrella. Plus, their holiday items will add some serious festivity to your looks… So many of you have commented on the plaid pants I wore for the holidays last year; they’re from J.Crew and they have a similar pair this year.

For You:

For Them:

J.Crew Factory

60% off everything and an extra 50% off clearance with code CYBER.

Shop For:  Anyone who loves J.Crew… See above and subtract $50 – $100.

Kate Spade

Take 30% off full-priced items and 40% off sale items with code MOREJOY.

Shop For:  Yourself or the girly, whimsical woman in your life.

Madewell

25% off your purchase with code GOODMOOD.

Shop For:  Sweaters, jeans, and accessories. Perfect for you or your friend/sister/aunt who has a relaxed, effortlessly cool sense of style.

Molton Brown

25% off everything through Monday night.

Shop For:  A friend who adores quality bath products and gorgeous packaging. Easy gifts under $50 for coworkers, friends, and employees.

Mr. Porter

30% off select items through Monday night.

Shop For:  The men on your list with appreciation for beautiful clothing and an attention to detail.

Mulberry

Select items on sale.

Shop For:  I remember seeing this shop on our walks when we lived in London. Lately I’ve been so drawn to their beautiful bags and gorgeous leather colors. These bags are the perfect gift for someone who loves understated, classic handbags they’ll have for ages. They also have really handsome wallets and bags for men.

Nordstrom

Take an extra 20% off select sale items 11.24 – 11.28. Designer clearance up to 40% off.

Shop For: Literally anyone and everyone on your list. This is where I find 75% of my gifts I give. Men, women, kids, home, beauty… You name it, they have it.

Revolve

Take up to 50% off.

Shop For:  The cool girl who loves trendy pieces… Or infuse some trendy items into your holiday looks.

Sephora

Beauty Insiders, use code METIME to receive a free sample bag with your order.

Shop For:  If she’s always talking about the latest and greatest beauty products and skincare treatments, you can bet her eyes will light up when she receives that little black and white box.

Shopbop

Up to 75% off sale items. Up to 30% off full-priced items. With code MORE17… 20% off orders of $200+. 25% off orders of $500+. 30% off orders of $800+.

Shop For:  The girl who loves a mix of classic staples, of-the-moment pieces, and fun accessories.

T3 Micro

Take 25% off with code MONDAY17 through Tuesday.

Shop For:  I don’t think you can go wrong with this one. If they have hair they will love these beautiful, effective tools. You can read about my favorites in this blog post.

The Daily Edited

Free shipping worldwide.

Shop For:  Your mom, sister, aunt, friend. Anyone who could use some sleek, monogrammed handbags, desk accessories, or wallets and travel pieces. They even have some great options for guys like phone cases and letter holders.

Tory Burch

30% off $250 or more with code THANKS.

Shop For:  Gorgeous leather handbags for the special ladies on your list. Polished, put-together clothing for yourself or as a lovely gift.


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Metallic Party Skirt

November 20, 2017

Categories: Fashion

pink rose gold holiday outfit

kate spade sheer pink blouse

embellished pink blouse

metallic party skirt

rose gold holiday look

Blush Pink Embellished Blouse.  Similar Blouse with Pearls and Velvet.  Rose Gold Metallic Ruffle Skirt.  Sunnies.  Pink Bag.  Shoes.

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

Miranda L. Sober Photography.


Favorite Metallic Skirts:


One of my favorite trends this season is the metallic skirt. Perfect for adding a festive touch to your holiday looks, these skirts come in virtually every color and style, my favorite being this pencil style with ruffle in rose gold and this metallic gold lace midi (currently on sale) which I recently featured in this blog post. As you can see, you can pair them with just about anything – from a belted army jacket to a cozy sweater tucked into the front to a feminine embellished blouse.

Speaking of the holidays, be sure to enter the giveaway below for $500 cash to spend shopping your heart away… TWO WINNERS will win and I know you’ll love checking out the content from the creative ladies involved in this giveaway. Best of luck! I can’t wait to see who wins! (And what you get with the prize!)

Fit Details:  This blouse and skirt both run true to size. I ordered according to the sizing measurements and both pieces fit me perfectly. I love the rose gold buttons and sequin detailing on the collar of this blush pink blouse… I’ve also been eyeing this version with pearls and velvet. Shoes run pretty true to size; order your larger size if you go between two. I vary between a 9 and a 9.5 and ordered the 9.5 and they fit me perfectly both with tights and without.


‘Tis the season for giving! I teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give back to you! We are giving away $500 in Paypal cash to TWO WINNERS! The winner will be announced on Friday, November 24th just in time to get your Holiday shopping started! See below to enter and good luck!

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