Category Archives: shopping

Net-A-Porter is having their major clearance sale and there is an abundance of delightful pieces that are begging to be added to your wardrobe. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites below, but make sure to see what else they have here.

Wearing : Coat – Sézane, skirt – Ramy Brook, boots – Sarah Flint

No matter how early I start shopping I always find myself searching for last minute gifts. Although candles, champagne and flowers are a great go-to for when I’m in a pinch, I enjoy giving something thoughtful if I can. Below I’ve rounded up a selection of the perfect gifts from my favorite retailers. Most of the items are under a $100 with the majority of the gifts being under $50. I hope this helps you find some of the last minute presents you’re still looking for.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends.  I want to say thank you for being more than just readers but a beautifully uplifting community. This blog and everything I create is for you to enjoy. I would love to hear your thoughts on what you would like to see more of. Please let me know in the comments, I love hearing your feed back.

Below please enjoy  my Net-a-Porter Sale edit. I’ve picked out a selection of my top pieces, but make sure to pop over to their site to see over 6,000 items that are on sale.

Shutterfly_lateafternoon-1 Shutterfly_lateafternoon-2 Shutterfly_lateafternoon-3 Shutterfly_lateafternoon-4 Shutterfly_lateafternoon-5 Shutterfly New-1 Shutterfly New-2This December Sam and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary of being married. We’ve been together for 10 years so being married doesn’t really feel much different to us. However it’s very exciting for our family and friends. This year we’re sending out our very first holiday cards. I personalized our cards with photos from our trip to Paris with the help of Shutterfly. I chose on a simple and elegant design. I customized  everything from the background color to the lining of the envelopes. It was so quick and painless, I ended  up going a little overboard. I designed a blanket with pictures of our dogs, ordered monogrammed mason jars to commemorate our anniversary,  and a cheese board with our names on it. I also designed a few ornament cards with what else but pictures of my dogs for our tree. While making myself all of these goodies, I realized how perfect Shutterfly was for creating special unique gifts to celebrate the treasured moments of our loved ones. I ordered customized gifts for our all of our family members to commemorate their life changing events of the past year.  The biggest event was my sister in law’s recent wedding. I’m really excited to send her glassware engraved with her new family name. Her husband and her are really into beer and finding all the best microbreweries in Colorado so I chose the engraved pilsner glasses. I also got a monogrammed growler, which I thought could also be used as a water bottle for my little sister to take to her ballet classes. I included a special message on the back that I know will make her smile.  Shutterfly really has been a great service for getting something truly unique for the people in your lives that are otherwise pretty hard to shop for.

Check out more at Shutterfly, and create your own holiday cards, design the perfect personalized gifts, plus much more.

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COSMO_GG-4 COSMO_GG-3 COSMO_GG-1 COSMO_GG-2 COSMO_GG-5 COSMO_GG-6The holiday season always seems to sneak up on me. No matter how hard I try, I always find myself frantically looking for last minute gifts. This year I started earlier than usual picking up a few easy presents that will make my recipients smile. One of my favorite gifts is the European Wax Center Brow Kit. It’s the perfect little something for pretty much any one of my beauty obsessed girlfriends, I’m also including a candle that smells so good I almost kept it for myself. Another gift I think is going to be beloved is the Sparkling Floral clutch from bebe. It’s the perfect holiday accessory. I can see it being a great gift for one of my sister-in-laws. 

I’m also really big on stocking stuffers. The L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Pads will be great for Sam’s mother or mine. The Mary Kay eyeshadow palette and Tanger Outlets gift cards are sure to find their way into some stockings as well. I’ve got more than a few newlyweds, new moms, and brand new homeowners in my life who will surely appreciate something for themselves. 

I’m pretty excited to give my little sister her Britney Spears Fragrance. I recently introduced her to old school Britney albums, and it’s already on the yearly list she hands me at the beginning of November. Plus it’s kind of our little tradition that I buy her a new fragrance each holiday season. I still have a few more stocking stuffers and last minute presents to pick up, but I’m already in a good place and looking forward to spending the holidays up North with Sam’s family.

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