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What did we all think about the Oscars last night?  My favorite dress of the night was Lupita Nyong’o’s beautiful Prada dress — what a stunning blue color!  The best beauty look for me was definitely Camila Alves and her low bun with soft waves.  I saw a lot of peplum details on gowns and more pastels than darker colors.  What did you like from the fashion scene at the Oscars?

Watching the Oscars was a nice way to end a rainy (and fairly gloomy) weekend.  I spent a lot of time couch-side sipping on Earl Grey tea and reading a new novel I recently started.  Such sweet bliss.

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend as well.  It’s March already…which means saying hello to spring (soon) and the start of birthday season for me!   xoxo

Uniqlo cashmere cardigan / Black t-shirt (thrifted, similar here) / Black leggings (Bloomingdales, similar here) / Scarf (Nordstrom, another favorite here) / Pour La Victoire Turner Pumps / Ann Taylor belt (loving this one) / Prada sunglasses

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These are some photos from holiday shopping earlier this week.  As you can tell from my happy smiles and the bounce in my step, I’ve caught the “holiday cheer” bug!  I just love this time of year.  Everything is festive and I do enjoy the busy shopping experience — just a great feeling to find the right gift for the right person.

I’m counting down the days until we leave for LA.  We’ll be there all next week to see family and friends for Christmas.  LA is always a fun trip…our home away from home.

Express Long Sleeve Top (this year’s version) / Bloomingdale’s Checkered Coat (great version and under $100) / Forever 21 Jeans / Coach Mini Tanner in Saffiano / Tibi Piper Boots (Croc embossed version) / Prada Sunglasses / Lipstick (YSL Rouge Pur Couture)

Black, White, Checkered

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How was everyone’s Cyber Monday shopping yesterday?  Any good deals or steals?

All the sales can certainly be overwhelming, but one ‘rule’ of thumb is…you can’t go wrong with black and white!  This color combo will always stay timeless and classy.  Plus, it’s a great base palate to add color to – add a pop of color in your shoes, handbag, or jewelry.  If you ever get stumped as to what to wear in the morning, look to these two colors.

Happy shopping as we head into gift-giving season!  xoxo

Checkered Jacket from Bloomingdales (similar here) / Zara top (similar here) / Paige Denim / Botkier Bag / Swarovski Lunar necklace (gifted) / Aldo x Preen Heels (loving this pair) / Thrifted Earrings / Prada sunglasses

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With all the sales going on leading up to Black Friday, I’ve been stocking up on sweaters, especially anything cozy and embellished like this jeweled sweater.  With the neckline decorated with jewels, it’s like you’re wearing a sweater and statement necklace in one.  For a date to the movies this week, I added a pair of zippered leggings and slipped on some bright heels.  Et voila!

J.Crew Jeweled Donegal Sweater (love this one) / Zippered Leggings from Bloomingdales (similar and on sale) / J.Crew Everly Suede Pumps / BCBG Edie Bowler Bag (seen many times on the blog, similar version) / Prada Sunglasses

Gift Guide: For the Family

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Some fun ideas to gift to your family (sisters, brothers, parents, uncles, cousins…).

Happy shopping and thanks for reading!

Sisterly Love

ASOS (seen also here)/Kate Spade

tory burch sneakers

High sneakers

100 Years of Fashion / The Sprouted Kitchen

Brotherly Love

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headphones (also seen in this post)

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Parent Love

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Shop, shop, shop

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!  After a brief hiatus from the usual blogging this past weekend (in which some good food was had from throwing a couple of dinner parties), I am back and refreshed to get this week started!  It is officially Cyber Monday – and with all the deals going on, anyone feeling a little bit overwhelmed?  I visited some stores yesterday to check out in-store discounts and there were definitely some heads downs shopping going on!  Luckily, I was able to grab a few items from Zara, J. Crew, and Uniqlo.

Here are the online sales I am perusing today.  Now that it’s back to the usual workweek, I’ll be looking to update the work wardrobe.

Madewell: 25% off sitewide and free shipping. Great to stock up on accessories like these beautiful scarves.

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Banana Republic: 30% off on BR, Gap and Old Navy plus 20% at Piperlime and Athleta.  This sweater dress would be the perfect cozy knit to wear and allow you indulge at your upcoming holiday parties.

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ASOS: 30% off everything, including the up to 25% off ASOS Collection Sale. No need to say more.  ASOS is great for all your clothing and accessories essentials from party dresses, to work trousers, to belts and jewelry.  Currently craving this blush pink skirt: Image

Saks/Bloomingdales: the department stores are also offering some great deals.  Saks has up to 80% off their current markdowns, and Bloomingdales has up to 50% off selected merchandise with a ‘buy more save more’ deal ($50 off when you spend $250, $100 off when you spend $500, etc).

Happy shopping!  Please leave a comment or two on what steals you’re getting.