Good morning, sunshines! I know, I know. It is a post Thanksgiving, manic Monday. You’re sitting at your computer screen, and the words are blurring before your eyes. You’re most likely daydreaming of cozy slippers, mistletoe, and holiday cookies. Me too. Therefore, I’m here to save you from your Monday blues, and distract you with some retail therapy. Let’s face it, holiday gift giving can take a toll on your fancy little wallet, and there’s no better time than to swoop up some holiday steals than Cyber Monday. So, I’ve gathering my favorites, and listed them below, to help limit your scrolling time. You do actually need to get work done today too, right? I thought so! As always, if you need styling assistance, or have questions, feel free to reach out to me. I’m happy to help. Happy shopping, loves.
It’s the day after Black Friday, and I hope you saved your pretty pennies! For what, you ask? Small Business Saturday! Sure, you can walk into a fancy department store, overwhelmed by racks of products. Maybe, just maybe someone will help you, or smile at you, or ignore you which is often the case. Your money will go to brand that sees your purchase as a number or percentage, on a black and white spreadsheet. Yes, your purchase still matters to that brand, but when you shop small businesses, you support their dream.
They’ll remember your face, your conversation, and you’ll remember that purchase. Small business owners, wear many hats, and they give it all they’ve got. They have to, to be successful. They add flavor and style to their brands. I love purchasing something that was handcrafted, and made with love, while having a conversation with that same person about their own dream, and how they got their start. It’s inspiring to say the least. As a small business owner myself, I’ve designed jewelry for many years, and I know what it means to really work for it. It isn’t easy. But, rewarding? Definately! That being said, here are a few of my favorites to support on Small Business Saturday, along with my own.
If you could choose the coordinates of your dream location, what would they be? Think of your absolute favorite place on earth. My dream location just so happens to be Central Park, right across from Tavern on the Green.
Halloween. You like it or you don’t. Generally I’m not a fan, however for a good cause, and the right friends, I’ll slip into a costume for a night of spook-tacular chaos. Just watching people in their crazy costumes is worth the laugh.
Hey there, Sass-a-frass! As the weather is cooling off, don’t you feel that your style should sizzle? Let’s chat about that, shall we? There are so many different ways to spice up your look for fall.
It arrived in the mail and it was perfection. I slipped it on, and I felt like a million bucks. From the moment my doorman handed me the package, I just couldn’t take it it off. It was love at first sight. If I could sleep in this pretty little number, I would. It’s the first dress to have stolen my heart since “Norma,” my wedding gown.
There’s a first time for everything, right? That being said, I spent Sunday afternoon at my very first golf tournament. We were lucky enough to be invited to the President’s Cup Golf Tournament, which took place on Liberty State Golf Course in New Jersey. I was pumped. I’ll admit, I do pass up the golf channel on tv, and I’ve never actually played the game, aside from mini golf and a few shots at the driving range, but I do have high hopes of learning some day! I think it’s an amazing lifetime sport.
Millions of text messages, photos, and life events shared, yet we had only met in person once, for a blog collaboration during NYFW. She’s a mover and shaker, working as a fashion editor and stylist, dressing her clients across the globe. From Australia, London, and finally back to the US, my blogger bestie, Haili Pue of All Ze Details, is a tough one to catch. She’s a jet setter; always on the move.
The crowded city streets, of New York Fashion Week are quite the site to say the least. Dull? Never. Your head will spin with an array of colors, patterns, and textures worn by each and every fashionista that stomps your way, so you better slide your sunnies on and work. One look is more extravagant than the next, and after awhile, it all seems like a circus on display. I love to play along, don’t get me wrong, and there’s nothing more inspiring that the runways come to life.
Easy breezy, Sunday stroll? Yes, that would be my normal weekly agenda, but a Sunday during New York Fashion Week? Not so much. It was more like a Sunday, spent scurrying around to the shows. NYFW is the most anticipated week of the year, and the most important display of shows in the fashion industry. Each of the designers showcase their latest and greatest collections, to the editors, press, and style influencers of New York. The fashionistas are dressed to the nines, waiting to see and be seen.