Nov 262014

Sale PSA: Shopbop’s Black Friday sale for up to 25% off everything(!) with code “GOBIG14″ has begun. This is a great sale because there are literally no brand restrictions. I’d use this opportunity to pick up some Canada Goose, which is near impossible to find on discount otherwise, the Aquazzura booties that I recommend below, as well as a pair of super warm Sorel boots (which also are hard to find on discount)! 

Nordstrom has also started to add some great new items on discount, including Prada patent Mary Jane flats, now under $270, Tod’s black patent ballerina flats, now close to $250, and a cozy Vince double V chevron sweater, now 60% off. 

Finally, J.Crew has 30% off almost all full priced styles with code HOLIDAY. My favorite by far is this gorgeous cashmere cable sweater that’s already beginning to sell out of sizes – a close second is this denim jacket

I know that there are a lots of wonderful gift guides out already – however I have a few items as well that I have found over the year that I love, that in my opinion are great gifts (and which I’ll be giving out this year as well). Enjoy!


1. L’Occitane “Hand Creams of Provence” set, ($42). I buy one of these every year for my mother (so if you’re reading this…surprise!). I like this set because it has nice, hard to find offending scents, and also because I dweebishly did the calculations and out of all the various L’Occitane hand cream sets, this one has the best value (total price divided by number of tubes). Yup!

I purchased a few of these this year – one for my mom, and then some to open up and use as individual gifts for coworkers. Perfect!

Aquazzura bootie

2. Aquazzura “Sexy Thing” booties, ($565). I bought a pair earlier this year and these sandals are up there tied with my favorite (I’m sticking with them, even though people are tired of platforms) YSL Tribute sandals in terms of comfort. You wouldn’t necessarily think so, but it’s some amazing combination of the suede and the shoe design.

I originally had the black but think I will probably exchange for the nude since the color will help elongate the legs. These would be the perfect high heel sandal/booties to gift to any shoe lover. Continue reading »

Nov 212014
Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Some nice new items! A polished black leather shoulder bag from Rag & Bone that looks more expensive than it is, now 30% off, a strawberry red crewneck cashmere sweater from Equipment, now $160, Enzo Angiolini flat leather […]