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    Winter White with Tieks

    I’ve partnered up with Tieks to share how I’m wearing my winter whites this season with a bit of holiday sparkle – on my feet. These rose gold ballet flats are the perfect addition to my holiday wardrobe and to wear with my many neutral outfits!

    I’m also going through a poncho/cape phase. I recently picked up both of these ponchos from ASOS during one of their many holiday sales. (The second one is reversible!) 




    Outfit 1: rose gold flats c/o Tieks / ivory poncho / black denim / Parker satchel / floppy hat

    Outfit 2: rose gold flats c/o Tieks / reversible plaid poncho / black dress / Jenn bucket bag

    photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography


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    BaubleBar – 25% off statement necklaces 

    Anthropologie – 20% off select gift items
    Nine West – sale now up to 60% off + an extra 20% off select styles / free shipping ends tomorrow
    Ann Taylor – 40% off full price styles + extra 50% off sale styles
    Loft – 50% off sweaters, scarves and jewelry / 40% off sale styles

    Gap – 340% off your purchase with code WRAP

    Chicwish – 30% off $50 (SPEND50) / 35% off $100 (SPEND100) / 40% off $200 (SPEND200)
    J.Crew Factory –  extra 30% off + free shipping with code TREAT
    Banana Republic – 50% off hundreds of items
    C.Wonder – 30% off everything
    J.Crew – 40% off sweaters / 30% off everything else including sale! code JINGLE
    Old Navy – up to 25% off your purchase + free shipping with code PRANCER
    Pottery Barn – free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP / holiday sale up to 60% off
    West Elm – extra 20% off + free shipping on clearance w/ code MIRACLE
    Missguided – 50% off partywear
    Urban Outfitters – 25% off orders of $75+ with free shipping
    Piperlime – 30% off NYE styles with code CHEERS

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    Plaid for Christmas + A Giveaway


    If you’re looking for a festive, but relaxed Christmas day outfit, look no further! I love this red, plaid babydoll dress from local business SoSis. I recently wore it out in the French Quarter for a fun day in the kitchen with the New Orleans School of Cooking – more on that coming up next month – but I definitely wanted to share the dress with you now since it’s so perfect for the holidays!

    Gigi New York Jenn Bucket Bag

    red plaid babydoll dress

    crossbody bucket bag

    Holiday Outfit Ideas

    rose gold druzy

    infinity snood

    flat over the knee boots

    holiday outfit idea

    new orleans french quarter

    plaid dress c/o SoSis + 15% off dresses, rompers & jumpsuits

    OTK boots / similar from Piperlime + 25% off!

    H&M scarf snood / similar from ASOS

    druzy bracelets c/o Kendra Scott

    druzy earrings c/o Kendra Scott

    Gigi New York Jenn bucket bag

    black boot socks

    watch c/o Wristology / similar

    photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

    location is The New Orleans School of Cooking

    post sponsored by French Quarter Business Association as part of a Stylecation series

    SoSis is an online boutique opened by two sisters who were looking to provide on-trend clothing items at affordable prices. What was once just an idea they came up with together, SoSis is now an online destination for breaking trends, signature styles and creative outfits with incredible affordability. I’m super excited to watch these ladies and their new business venture take off! And to help celebrate with them, I’m going to be hosting a special giveaway for a Sosis gift card FRIDAY MORNING on Instagram. I’ll be posting an image from this post with instructions on how to enter, so make sure to enter once the post goes live!

    I wore over-the-knee boots with my babydoll dress, and I recently decided the only way that I’ll ever wear knee boots like this is with over-the-knee socks as well. Especially with tighter boots, they just make it much more comfortable without any fear of the edge rubbing your leg. I also never realized that I would love a snood so much. (And I just really like saying that word.) I love this knit one from H&M but realize that no everyone has an H&M in their city. The one I linked above is a pretty dead-on match from ASOS.

    See you guys on Instagram Friday morning when you’re entering the SoSis giveaway, AND this is a reminder that my bareMinerals Instagram giveaway currently going on is ENDING TONIGHT! Hurry hurry. 🙂

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    Forever21 – 30% off outerwear, sweaters and accessories / free expedited shipping on $50+

    BaubleBar – 25% off statement necklaces 

    Anthropologie – 20% off select gift items
    Nine West – sale now up to 60% off + an extra 20% off select styles / free shipping ends tomorrow
    Ann Taylor – 40% off full price styles + extra 50% off sale styles
    Loft – 50% off sweaters, scarves and jewelry / 40% off sale styles

    Shopbop – extra 20% off sale items w/ code EXTRASALE for 3 days only

    Gap – 30% off 2 items / 40% off 3 items / 50% off 4+ items / promo code GIFT ends today

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    J.Crew Factory –  40-60% off everything
    Banana Republic – 40% off full-price items with code BEMERRY40
    C.Wonder – 30% off everything
    J.Crew – 40% off sweaters / 30% off everything else including sale! code JINGLE
    Old Navy – up to 30% off your purchase with code DASHER
    Pottery Barn – free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP / holiday sale up to 60% off
    West Elm – extra 20% off + free shipping on clearance w/ code MIRACLE
    Target – 30% off regular-price clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories w/ code JOY30
    Missguided – 30% off everything sitewide w/ code GIFT30
    The Container Store – 20% off one item today only
    Pottery Barn Teen – 20% off one item with code MERRY20
    Urban Outfitters – 25% off orders of $75+ with free shipping
    Piperlime – 25% off everything with code SHOP25 ends today

    This post is linked up to the Trend Spin Linkup and WIWW Linkup!

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    Last Minute Gifts Made Easy!

    For the Kids:




    For Everyone Else:






    Things are getting serious as far as ordering gifts online. You can still use expedited shipping, but let me tell you my little experience with the mail recently. Things DO get lost in the mail. I know this to be true. My Christmas cards are currently lost in the mail with an unreadable barcode. I have literally been watching the tracking information of it going back and forth between Arizona and somewhere in Tennessee. I’m particularly heartbroken because it’s a rather sentimental card with images from our wedding (complete with gold foil mind you), and they were ordered over two weeks ago. I did get word today from the place of origin that they are re-sending them out today, so I’ll possibly be able to get them out in time.

    SO, I do suggest ordering your last minute gifts as soon as possible, since you never know when the unreadable barcode will be slapped onto your gifts! I’ve rounded up some last minute kids gifts and some gift ideas for everyone else. Below you’ll find a list of sales currently going on for many popular retailers with expedited shipping options. Happy last minute shopping and fingers crossed that no one else has a “lost in the mail” situation going on!!

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    Holiday Sales and Promo Codes! Time is running out, and it’s now expedited shipping only for all holiday gifts. Lookout for sites that are offering free expedited shipping!


    Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Piperlime are offering FREE 2-day shipping today only with promo code FREE at online checkout.


    Kate Spade – Surprise Under $99 Sale + free ground shipping on $75+

    ASOS – 30% off last minute gift ideas

    Forever21 – 30% off outerwear, sweaters and accessories

    BaubleBar – 25% off statement necklaces 

    Anthropologie – 20% off full-price jewelry

    Nine West – last day of the 30% off friends and family event
    Ann Taylor – extra 70% off sale styles
    Express – last day for 20% off $50 / 30% off $100 / 40% off off $200 / code 1155

    Loft – 50% off sweaters, scarves and jewelry / 40% off sale styles

    Shopbop – extra 20% off sale items w/ code EXTRASALE for 3 days only

    Gap – 30% off 2 items / 40% off 3 items / 50% off 4+ items / promo code GIFT

    Chicwish – 30% off $50 (SPEND50) / 35% off $100 (SPEND100) / 40% off $200 (SPEND200)
    J.Crew Factory –  40-60% off everything
    Banana Republic – 40% off full-price items with code BEMERRY40
    C.Wonder – 30% off everything
    J.Crew – 40% off sweaters / 30% off everything else including sale! code GIVETHIS
    Old Navy – up to 30% off your purchase with code DASHER
    Pottery Barn – free shipping starts now / 20% off one regular-price item with code PRESENT
    West Elm – extra 20% off + free shipping on clearance w/ code MIRACLE
    Target – 30% off regular-price clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories w/ code JOY30

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    The Holiday Little Black Dress

    I know every year that I’ll need to have at least one option for an office Christmas party dress, and this year, I decided to try the always dependable little black dress. With a white collar and flirty drop-waist skirt, it’s also perfect number to keep in the closet for future cocktail party invites as well!


    collared black dress via ASOS

    heels / no longer available in all black, but similar HERE

    leopard coat / similar option 1/ similar option 2 / similar option 3

    Rachel clutch c/o Elaine Turner

    earrings c/o Lisi Lerch / use code MERRYMERRY for 20% off

    Ivy fringe bracelet c/o Kendra Scott

    druzy cuff c/o Kendra Scott

    photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

    makeup by Ashley Sievert Beauty

    location is The Saint Hotel

    this post is sponsored by the French Quarter Business Association as part of a Stylecation series


    The best part about wearing a little black dress to any event is that you can use other pieces you already own to adjust the overall look. With a leopard coat and red statement earrings, I was able to create a holiday glam look while still looking office appropriate. By changing up items like heels, clutches or the jewelry, I’ll be able to get more use out of this dress depending on the occasion. 

    On Friday, I posted this dress along with one other option on Instagram asking you guys which one I should wear, and this LBD won by a landslide! Thanks to everyone who left a comment telling me to wear this dress to my office party! I hope to have more IG posts like this in the future where you can pick out the outfit, and I’ll post about it afterwards!

    In case you’re still on the lookout for holiday party dresses or are even thinking ahead to NYE, you can find more options on my Pinterest board Holiday Outfits!


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    Forever21 – 30% off outerwear, sweaters and accessories

    BaubleBar – 25% off statement necklaces + last day for delivery with free ground shipping!

    Anthropologie – 25% off all sweaters + free shipping ends today

    Nine West – 30% off friends and family event
    Ann Taylor – 60% off cashmere TODAY only / 40% off full-price styles
    Express – 20% off $50 / 30% off $100 / 40% off off $200 / code 1155

    Loft – 50% off sweaters, scarves and jewelry

    Shopbop – extra 20% off sale items w/ code EXTRASALE for 3 days only

    Gap – 30% off 2 items / 40% off 3 items / 50% off 4+ items / promo code GIFT

    Chicwish – 30% off $50 (SPEND50) / 35% off $100 (SPEND100) / 40% off $200 (SPEND200)
    J.Crew Factory –  extra 30% off everything w/ code JOLLY
    Banana Republic – 40% off full-price items with code BEMERRY40
    C.Wonder – 30% off everything
    J.Crew – 40% off sweaters / 30% off everything else including sale! code GIVETHIS
    Old Navy – up to 30% off your purchase with code DASHER
    Pottery Barn – free shipping starts now / 20% off one regular-price item with code PRESENT
    West Elm – extra 20% off + free shipping on clearance w/ code MIRACLE
    Target – 30% off regular-price clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories w/ code JOY30


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    Pampered Gifts + Friday Favorites 12/12/14


    What girl doesn’t love a little “me” time – manicures over meetings anyone? Here are some gift ideas that any girl who needs a little pampering will appreciate! These are great ideas for Secret Santa ideas or for your BFF. (And all of them will fit right into that stocking with ease!)

    Manicures Over Meetings tee c/o The Elizabeth Chronicles

    lipsticks c/o Kismet Cosmetics

    bronze charm necklaces c/o Jenn and Jill

    brush and powder c/o Ashley Sievert Beauty

    ring c/o Ricochet Rounds

    other items pictured:

    Mary P. Lamb Jewelry

    windowpane print pants

    Margaret Elizabeth earrings

    Essie polishes

    The Elizabeth Chronicles recently released their new holiday collection, and it includes this Manicures Over Meetings baseball tee that is perfect for lounging around the house and of course, heading out to the nail salon. Gift it with a pair of sparkly Essie polishes or a gift card to her favorite salon!

    December social events call for a statement lip color to go with your cocktail dress. Find a new striking hue with Kismet’s collection of lipcolors! (The color I have on in these photos is Vino.)And for the perfect airbrushed finish, you’ll need Ashley Sievert’s concealer and powder! (My color right now is Milan and in the summer it’s New York for reference.)

    Cute and original jewelry designs are always great gift ideas too. A few of my recent favorites are Mary P. Lamb, Jenn and Jill and Ricochet Rounds. The earrings I have on in today’s post are by designer Margaret Elizabeth. So many options for thoughtful and meaningful jewelry gifts this season!

    I’m also including my Friday Favorite sales below. I’m still not finished with my shopping either, so no judging from me! 😉


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    ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT for guaranteed ground shipping by 12/24!

    J.Crew – 40% off superwarm styles / 30% off everything else including sale! code GIVETHIS
    J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything!
    Kate Spade Saturday – 25% off festive styles with code RSVP
    Nine West – 30% off friends and family event
    C.Wonder – 30% off everything
    Anthropologie – 25% off all sweaters
    Gap – 30% off regular price styles with code SHOP
    Banana Republic – 40% off full-price items ends 12/14 with code BRSANTA
    Old Navy – up to 30% off your purchase with code ONSAVENOW
    Express – 40% off everything
    Ann Taylor – 60% off sale / 50% off full-price dresses, skirts, sweaters, shoes & accessories
    Loft – 60% off sale / 50% off sweaters and tops

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