black friday (ONLINE!) cheatsheet

I hope you had a lovely, food-filled Thanksgiving! So, since I have no desire to venture out to stores and experience the craziness of Black Friday, I’m more than happy to shop the sales from the comfort of my apartment. And it seems that “Cyber Monday” has come early this year – lots of stores have already started taking markdowns and offering site-wide discounts. To make it easy, I rounded up some of the best sales you’ll find online today (and through the weekend) so you can peruse and purchase to your heart’s content. I went through and picked a few favorite items from some of the major players (J.Crew, Piperlime, etc.), too. Check below for a list of more good sales at the end of the pos and enjoy the opportunity for early Christmas shopping (and self-gifting)!






Zara: 30% off everything
Banana Republic: 50% off one item with code BRFIFTY, 40% off site-wide with BRFORTY
Equipment25% off site-wide with code THANKS
Gap: 50% off site-wide with code BLKFRIDAY
Helmut Lang: 40% off
Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off with code DEALME
Lord & Taylor: 20% off with code THANKS
Milly: 25% off
Parker: 25% off all dresses with code PARTYGIRL
Theory: 40% off site-wide
West Elm: 20% off with code SUPERSALE

holiday gift guide: little somethings

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It’s that time again – for holiday gift guides! First up is what I like to call the “little somethings” category, which covers hostess gifts, your newly married or engaged friends, and more. Any requests? Let me know in the comments section below and I’ll pull together a guide just for you.

Shopping details:

1. Cute coasters from Jonathan Adler for your animal-loving friends.
2. A striped passport case, sleep mask and luggage tag for the jetsetter on your list.
3. Gold geometric stoppers dress up any bottle (and make a perfect hostess gift).
4. A cozy ombré throw for cold winter nights.
5. A mixology kit that will make any Bloody Mary enthusiast happy.
6. Embrace winter in an oversized scarf (with a punch of plaid).
7. For your favorite couple: his and hers slippers.

memorial day picnic

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I hope everyone had an amazing three days off! During the long weekend, I stuck around Boston instead of visiting my family on Martha’s Vineyard and ended up with a very full schedule: Friday date night, Saturday music festival, a gorgeous Sunday wedding and a Monday Funday picnic on Castle Island with two blogger friends — Laura from LoSo Fancy and Katherine from Style Tab. After some clouds and rain yesterday, the sun finally came out and gave us a chance to snap some photos and eat yummy bite-sized snacks (I was in charge of the mini caprese skewers– a Pinterest find). It was so fun to be outside, catch up with the girls and do some people-watching. Check out more photos below!


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Outfit details:

Shirt: Banana Republic horizontal stripe shirt // Shorts: J.Crew white denim shorts // Sunglasses: Illesteva Leonard // Hat: J.Crew Panama hat // Jewelry: J.Crew translucent stone necklace, EF Collection pavé zigzag ring