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Get It By Christmas: Last Minute Online Shopping

Good news, you haven't totally missed the deadline to shop online for your Christmas presents. I did most of my shopping online, and thankfully all of my gifts will be on the way soon. Between being a visual merchandiser at Forever 21 and a Fashion Director for Naomi and Lavender plus planning a wedding, I have absolutely zero time for holiday shopping. So if you haven't gone shopping yet, this post isn't to chastize you for not snagging those Black Friday deals. This post is to merely help you out! So here's a quick roundup of gifts you can get online and still get by Christmas. 


Books with style 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers


$59.99 at shopbop.com


This two-volume collection of highlights from TASCHEN's first two volumes of the renowned Fashion Now! books is a comprehensive study of fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Up-and-coming fashion designers and tomorrow's superstars are featured alongside the field's most respected practitioners.



Deer Head Hook

$28.00 at <a target="_new" href="http://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fl=r29">Urban Outfitters

</a>What a deer. Save a buck and opt for this weathered iron version, with antlers for holding everything from hats to scarves and jewelry. Comes ready to hang. 


Perricone MD 'Rx 2 Correct' Introductory Collection

$75.00 by N.V. Perricone at Nordstrom

Perricone's complete regimen to healthy, youthful-looking skin. This comprehensive treatment helps to correct the early signs of aging. Antioxidants protect the cells to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, while refining the skin's texture. Delivers superior antioxidant protection to help defer the visible signs of aging.


OXO Grill Tools, 4 Piece Set

$49.99 by OXO at Macy's

Get your grill on with OXO. Durable stainless steel tools with beech-wood grips are a must for turning, basting and transferring hot and slippery barbecued foods. Long handles keep grill masters a safe distance from the heat.


kate spade new york Picture Frame, Silver Street Folding Pocket

$30.00 by Kate Spade at Macy's

Upgrade wallet photos with the silver-plated, pocket-perfect Silver Street picture frame. Engraved with "here's looking at you, kid," it's a beautiful gift with the impeccable style of kate spade new york.


Pecan Pie-In-A-Jar with Williams-Sonoma Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix

$36.00 at Williams-Sonoma

A favorite in the American South, pecan pie is generally believed to be a twentieth-century invention based on traditional sugar pies – simple blends of brown sugar, eggs, milk and butter. This set makes it easy to bake a scrumptious, gluten-free pecan pie in no time. Included is a jar of pecan pie filling made by The Great San Saba River Pecan Co. in Texas and their own gluten-free pie crust mix.

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One-Of-A-Kind Vintage Office Filing Cabinet

$39.00 at Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has discovered a limited stash of vintage 2-drawer filing cabinets. Each is one-of-a-kind and totally unique. Perfect for filing boring stuff or displaying favorite stuff!

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide Week: For the Home

Whether it's for your mom, your aunt, or your mother-in-law to be, there are so many wonderful gifts you can get for the home. And since I'm getting older, the idea of getting a crock pot or a toaster that toasts four slices of toast at once is pretty exciting. (A potato peeler as a stocking stuffer? Yes, please!) Okay, so now that you know what I want... Here are some beautiful gifts for the home that anyone would love!

Francesca pillow $19.90 at Zara Home, marked down from $35.90</p>

BIA Cordon Bleu - Chantilly Pitcher (Off-White) - Home

$35.99 by Bia Cordon Blue at Zappos, marked down from $39.99

Thirstystone Coasters, Set of 4 Tabletop in Walnut Holder

$24.99 at Macy's, marked down from $35

Nordic Ware - Belgian Waffler (Black) - Home

$44.99 by Nordicware at Zappos, marked down from $60.99

Posted on December 07, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments
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Holiday Gift Guide Week: Modcloth 30% Off Sale until 12/7

Modcloth has an amazing sale going on from now until December 7th that has some really great stocking stuffers! (Of course, they also have some amazing clothes on sale to fulfill all of your holiday attire needs, too, but that's for another day...) On to those stocking stuffers... They're perfect for the quirky-girly beauty who is always looking for "something unique" and they're small enough to wrap into a cute box or add to a stocking. Below are my faves:

$30.99 at ModCloth (marked down from $44.99)

Hopes and Gleams Earrings

$55.99 at ModCloth (marked down from $79.99)

Travel Tips Jewelry Holder
$23.99 at Modcloth (marked down from $47.99)
The Sweet & Easy Vegan
$23.99 at Modcloth.com (marked down from $34.99)
theBalm You Glow Girl in Blush Petal Pink
$14.99 at Modcloth.com (marked down from $20.99)

Posted on December 04, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gifts 101

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite beauty guru for Christmas this year? To jump start this year's Holiday Gift Guides, I've rounded up the best beauty products on the market right now. 

I have been on the market for some amazing hair products lately, and I was recently gifted some Prive products just in time for the holidays! From Prive, I received the Just Beautiful Hair Trio, which includes one Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner, and comes with a complimentary Thermal Protection Detangling Spray. This gift set is perfect for those who are looking for an everyday gentle shampoo and conditioner. And since I'm always on the lookout for the best conditioners and love testing out heat protectants, I really loved this gift set! Plus, the Thermal Protection Detangling Spray is an essential for women who dry their hair or use heat tools regularly. Right now, the set is going for $38, but it normally retails for $61! You can get it here.</p> <p>

$14.80 at Forever 21

Forever 21 has a lot of great impulse buys at the cash wrap these days, but I'm totally love this 88 shade eye shadow set! It's perfect for makeup afficionados who love to experiment with color, but also have the option for classic shades, too! And seriously, you just can't beat that price!


$15.00 by M·A·C at Bloomingdale's
Since I don't normally wear MAC because I think it's way too expensive, ironically, I happen to think it makes a great gift! (It's amazing what you'll ask for when you're not spending your own money, right?) Seriously, most women love MAC cosmetics. The packaging is great, it's popular, and it's a really great product.
Any MAC lip shade will do, but a classic red hue will go with just about any skin tone. Throw in a lip brush and put it in a cute box, and you'll be good to go with this little stocking stuffer. </p>


THE NEW BLACK 'Walrus - Ombre' Nail Polish 5-Piece Set

$22.00 at Nordstrom

As if we beauties don't have enough nail polish already! But okay, you've got to admit these shades are pretty awesome. While I love color, for some reason this season I'm loving neutral hues for the nails. And this set has all the power to make your beauty look ultra classy. 

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

6 Mother's Day Gifts from the Daughter on a Budget

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you haven't already, it's time to get Mom something special. You've been through everything together, so now is your opportunity to show her your appreciation! Of course, you could really go all out and get her fancy anti-aging products or a day at a luxurious spa. Those are fabulous gifts indeed. Thankfully dear ol' mom will understand if you don't have lots of extra cash to spend. That's why I've rounded up several affordable yet fabulous gifts under $40 for the daughter on a budget!

Give mom a little hint of sparkle with a fabulous pair of earrings, like these Rachel Roy Sabine Round Jewel Stud Earrings ($22.00 at Piperlime). I recently bought my mom a similar pair in a light green for her birthday a few weeks ago, and they add the perfect hint of shine to every outfit! Another way to help mom accessorize nicely is with this Macy's Haskell Bracelet, Blue and Brown Beaded Shaky Bracelet ($25.00 at Macy's). Inspired by Brazil, this is perfect for when Mom is vacationing at an exotic destination or when she wants to add a bit of bohemian flair to her outfit.

You really can't go wrong with anything Burt's Bees, and this Sugar Scrub Honey & Shea ($12.99 at Walgreens). With the warm scent of honey and shea, this natural sugar scrub combines ground almonds with aloe leaf juice to leave skin polished and perfectly soft. She will surely appreciate it!

My mom really loves handbags, especially Buddha bags. While Buddha bags are a little on the pricey side, this straw satchell Hard Framed Satchel - Green ($39.95 by Kelly & Katie at DSW) would be a fantastic option. This bag is right on trend for summer and it has enough room to carry everything Mom needs.

My mom also really loves a good skincare product. Most good skincare products are expensive, but Clinique actually carries a great line of products for a reasonable price. Your mom might really love this New Mild Clarifying Lotion ($12.50 at Clinique). This comfortable exfoliator helps create smooth, glowing skin, and it clears away pollution, grime, dulling flakes. The non-drying formula is also gentle enough for sensitive skin!

I'm pretty much obsessed with MOR cosmetics--the scents are fabulous and refreshing and they carry a wide range of products to accomodate your beauty needs. Try this Essential Collection Hand Body Wash ($16.00 by MOR at Zappos). Your mom can use it as a ultra luxe hand wash or in the shower.

And don't forget, if you want to give Mom something completely free, here are a few great options: Wash dishes for her, cook her a meal, do the laundry for a week. As busy as Mom is, she just might appreciate that more than anything!

What will you be getting Mom this Mother's Day? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on May 08, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Beauty & the Budget Answers: Style and Beauty Necessities

Beauty and the Budget answers some of the season's most hot-topic questions in partnership with JGood.com! JGood.com an exclusive membership shopping forum that features independent jewelry designers and offers amazing deals on fabulous, fashion forward jewelry.

Other than the amazing deals at JGood.com, here's what else I think is pretty darn "good".

What is a good look for this holiday season?

I'm pretty obsessed with sparkles, glitz, and glam--which are all a part of stellar holiday dressing. And sequins are pretty much a must this year. Dress it up or dress it down--depending on your mood. I love how Mandy Moore adds a sequin jacket to black pants and a white cami. It's comfortable, yet she still has an element of luxury.

What is a good drugstore beauty must have?

I can't live without Neutrogena Oil-Free Cream Cleanser Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment ($5.59 at drugstore.com). I use it every night before bed!

What is a good accessory to own that transforms an outfit?

A statement ring is the perfect accessory for me--one that I absolutely cannot live without. Right now, I'm love this Sunlight CZ and Crystal and Gold Statement Ring, $24 at JGood.com.

What’s a good nail color for fall?

Warm nail polish shades are always in style for fall, and right now I'm in love with deep purple shades such as Essie Nail Color Sexy Divide ($8.00 at Walgreens).

Where is your favorite place to find a good bargain?

I always find a good bargain at Forever 21!

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Perhaps the Most Amazing Loafer Ever... and it's Only $34

Cooperative Velvet Loafer $34 at Urban Outfitters

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 12:00PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

The Perfect Way to Add a Pop of Color

Wide Brim Fedora Hat with Feather Trim $27.27 at Asos

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 12:00PM | Permalink | 0 Comments

10 Party Clutches That'll Make You Say "Ooolala!"

When it comes to perfecting the details in your favorite party dress, you'll need a stellar clutch to stand out. Whether you need something fresh to go with a recycled party dress from last year or whether you want to shell out cash for an entirely new holiday look, these clutches will give your ensemble that little extra pop it needs.

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Go Ahead... Party Your Heart Out

After Hours Faux Leather Dress $62 from Threadsence

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 12:00PM | Permalink | 0 Comments