Friday, December 6, 2019

Weekend Window Shopping: I Want All The Tops.

Recently I looked in my closet and whined that I didn't have any fun/pretty winter-appropriate tops. Okay, I maybe have, like, two but I want ALL OF THEM. I want all the options and I want them to have sleeves. Anthro is picking up what I'm putting down and is offering 30% off all tops and sweaters right now (and free shipping at $50+.) Here's what I like:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Guide Guide For: Using That Sephora VIB Discount.

If you're a VIB at Sephora you probably got a code for $20 off aa $75 order (and if you didn't, girl. Being a VIB will get you the good offers! Rouge gets $25 off, I believe, but I ain't Rouge.)

 I'm always up for the challenge so I checked out all the fun gifty sets over at Sephora to see what looked good. Here are a few things that I think would make good gifts (for you or a friend or whatever. I don't judge.)

First, this candle set. HAVE YOU EVER. The box alone is gorgeous! Voluspa candles smell nice and look nice and they won't break the bank. 

I love my weird chunky Fenty lip gloss and this set looks like straight fun. 

Do you have a good hair-drying turban? I have a good one and a cheap one. Guess which one is way better? (Hint: the cheap one suuucks.) Throw in a detangling brush and you have a Very Good Gift. 

Fragrance can be a tricky gift but a cute set like this? One or two will surely be winners. Like, for sure the Wood Sage & Sea Salt, if nothing else. Plus, cute striped box! 

I don't care what anyone says, I still love Sunday Riley. Good Genes is popular for a reason and the rest of these products are good as well. It's a solid little kit. 

I've sung the praises of several of the products in this great Tatcha set. It's all good! That primer is extra super fancy and the face mist is weirdly good too. 

Oh, Tom Ford, you brilliant jerk. Stop making such beautiful expensive things! Seriously, this eyeshadow quad is not inexpensive but it's the perfect "wouldn't buy for herself" kinda gift. 

I've already told you how much I love this shower oil, so this set, which includes travel and full sizes, is a winner in my book. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gift Guide For: Your Best Girlfriend.

Apparently y'all like gift guides, so I will endeavor to do a few of them. My rules are the same as always - I will never post a gift I wouldn't want to give and I won't suggest anything over $100 because this is real life and who even is giving designer bags as gifts? Nobody, that's who. 

This particular gift guide is about gifts for your best girlfriends and/or the lady in your life. Spoiler alert: if you ARE one of my besties* and you keep reading this, don't be mad if you spoil your own gift. Let's get going:

If your girlfriends are as obsessed with Fleabag as we are, please consider Fleabag: The Scriptures. I includes the complete filming scripts of the first and second seasons, annotated with stage directions and exclusive commentary on Phoebe Waller-Bridge's creative process and the making of the series. I have, just FYI, added this to my own wishlist as well. 

I bought myself this lipgloss while on vacation and y'all, I forgot how much I love MAC lipglass! Yes, it's fucking sticky but that's what keeps it on your lips. Why is that a bad thing? Anyway, this is limited edition holiday color and the cap is all glitter-pretty and the color I got (Star Memoir) is gorgeous and festive without being too over the top. It's good and would make a fun gift.

L'Occitane always does really nice holiday gift sets and I've never given these products to anyone who seemed to not like it. But, little sets aside, I will tell you that all you need is the Almond Shower Oil. It is SO SO SO NICE. It smells nice, it moisturizes in the shower and it won't try to kill you by coating your tub with oil. It's expensive, but that's why it's a nice gift - ain't nobody regularly going to drop $25-$42 on shower oil. If you throw one of these in with it? You will change lives. 

Almost all of my favorite scarves were gifts and if you find something really good, it's a great gift. My secret - check the men's section for the awesome bargains. The Missoni scarf above is technically a men's scarf but whooooo cares. It's $49 at TJ Maxx and it's beautiful. I'm also partial to cashmere and think this beautiful plaid scarf is quite a good deal but oooh, I do love Everlane cashmere and they have a beautiful scarf that comes in a bunch of colors. 

And here's another idea: buy from independent artists! Kate and I went to see our friend Tasha McKelvey who was selling her amazing pottery at a local show last weekend and there was so much amazing local vendors there! Tasha's handmade ornaments, tiny bowls and jewelry are long-time favorites. Most of the work she has online is customizable, which makes for a really lovely gift.  We also discovered:

Square of the Bone jewelry. She makes beautiful, intricate pieces that are a little left-of-center which is exactly the kind of thing I love. Beautiful but not too precious. There were a ton of great gifts at this show and the best part - you're directly supporting an artist and will be giving your friend a gift they can't find anywhere else. 

*"Best friend isn't a person. It's a tier." -Mindy Kaling

Monday, December 2, 2019

BUY THIS (Because I Can't): Cyber Monday Deals I Like.

I am back from vacation and I got a nasty cold literally the minute I got off the plane (ugh) so now I'm home sick feeling sorry for myself and also trying not to buy things because I did quite a bit of shopping in Ireland (mostly for other people. Mostly.) Anyway, there are some really good deals today and here's what I'd buy if I was shopping:

Madewell - 30% off, plus an extra 10% off with code YAYINTERNET

This is a pretty generous discount for Madewell and if you've been wavering on a pair of jeans, now is the time. I really love the tencel jeans but I have two pairs in the mid-rise skinny so I'd probably try a different style, like this Stovepipe pair:

I'll also admit I keep looking at the Regan Boot in Leopard Calf Hair because it seems crazy that I don't have leopard print boots:

PS. I also still love the Abroad Shoulder Bag but I feel like I've talked about it too many times.

J.Crew - 50% off your purchase with code MONDAY

I'll be honest, there's nothing much going on at J.Crew right now that I can't live without but I am also sick and lethargic, so give me a day or two and that could change. I will say I think this Devon camera bag with leopard calf hair is REALLY REALLY cute:

Ooh, J.Crew also has some "price as marked" Cyber Monday deals and this one is GOOD:

I bought this velour-lined hoodie last year and it's my #1 around-the-house hoodie. It's super warm and cozy and still looks good despite the abuse it takes. I am literally wearing it right this second! I should probably get a backup but I am not supposed to be buying stuff. Boo. UNFAIR. 

Athleta - 20% off your order with code BEMOVED

Athleta is a favorite of mine and this discount isn't amazing, but they don't do discounts very often. I don't need a thing but I will tell you that I love their leggings and these are great: 

The Salutation Stash Pocket Tight are also good! Both styles fit like a dream, have the nice side pockets and are not see-though ever. I am also a fan of the Triumph Hoodie:

...and it's longer cousin is also fantastic. They're stupidly expensive but really well made, flattering and comfortable. 

I could go on like this all day but I'm starting to bum myself out so I will leave you with this final deal:

I linked this Cole Haan asymmetrical puffer a few weeks ago and my friend Paula bought it and says it's absolutely great. I originally linked it from Nordstrom but I found it for a much better price at Macy's so if you're looking for a really cute, warm puffer, Check it out:

It comes in five colors! I love the olive green, obviously, but would get the merlot because it's unusual and really pretty.