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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks (ending Jan. 2, 2019)

Let’s talk Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! Hey, it’s a good way to spend those gift cards you just got! Here are my picks — both designer & other brands! I saw a great mix of items that were 40% off! I have been really into scarves lately and found ones from Valentino, Rag & Bone and Burberry. There are also great choices for sunglasses like Burberry Aviators with Plum lenses! It is also a great opportunity to try your favorites in new colors or stock up on those favorites.

Here are my picks — both designer & other brands!

  1. Valentino Waves Silk Scarf 40% off
  2. Rag & Bone Starburst Cotton & Silk Bandana 40% off
  3. Burberry Color Fringe Bandana, Red 40% off
  4. Burberry Trench 61Mm Aviator Sunglasses 40% off
  5. Victoria Beckham Mini Vanity Top Handle Box Bag 60% off
  6. Nike Odyssey React Running Shoe 25% off
  7. Tory Burch Lina Slide 40% off (price matched)
  8. Longchamp Neo Le Pliage- Silver 40% off
  9. AG The Farrah Ankle Skinny Jeans 33% off
  10. J.crew Lodge Italian Stadium Cloth Wool Coat 40% off
  11. Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt 30% off

There is a lot more to choose from… have a great time shopping! These are just a few that caught my eye!

Thanks for reading! Hope you read again soon. Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram with the links on the left! XO, Dawn

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale — SAVE up to 50% on clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, now through January 2. Free shipping, free returns, no minimums.

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What I Wore- December 2018

December 2018

Let’s talk about what I wore…. This outfit was for work on a cold day in the Bay Area. The Madewell Dress is one of my favorites with the tie at the neck & long sleeves and I am obsessed with stars lately. I wore my Tory Burch boots with my favorite Boot socks from Bombas. The sweater is a cozy chunky knit from Banana Republic which is great for my chilly office. To top it off— my Chanel eyeglass frames with a clip on for sunnies. 

And then there is my lovely gray Diorama. I simply love this bag. It is perfect on shoulder and crossbody –which is important to me in most bags. The color is a great neutral that can be worn with anything. It just makes me smile.

Here are links to most of it if you are inspired: 

Thanks for reading lovelies and hope you come back soon. ūüėäūüėČ

XO, Dawn

Handbag of the week

My lovely LV Pochette Metis with an LV Twilly! 

I took this beauty out on the town this week.  It was great because I had to travel on the train to my workshop in San Francisco.  I also tried my hand at the art of the twilly (LV Stories BB Bandeau in nude) again.  So happy that I FINALLY got my hands on this Pochette Metis in monogram.  Loving the top handle and the super comfortable crossbody strap.  Have a happy week everyone. 

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Advent Calendars- The Remix!

Not quite sure why advent calendars with something other than cheap chocolates are so hard to find in the US. ¬†I watch my favorite bloggers/vloggers showing the fun beauty calendars with envy. ¬†Last year was the 1st time I got my hands on one from L’Occitane and loved it! I also gifted it to some friends/family!¬†

This year I searched hard for one for me and one for my husband. ¬†For him, I was able to find a “Ginvent” advent calendar. ¬†Of course it is a hit, I mean who doesn’t like adorable bottles of gin?! One hint is that some sites don’t ship to every country, so be sure to search with where you want the calendar to go. ¬†I was excited to find one from Molten Brown. ¬†My lovely best friend bought it for me! This is perfect for me to try new scents & have special travel sized toiletries! It has shower gels, candles and fragrance! I can’t wait to open all of the boxes! I will post pics as I open it!¬†

Thanks for reading! XO, Dawn

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Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas

A tradition that my husband and I enjoy are getting treats for our stocking.  It can be challenging because of the size. We try to get a mix of fun & silly and nice things.  There are some great sales out there at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales and other great stores and websites out there. Here are some ideas to make digging into the stockings fun for everyone.

Treats for the Ladies:

Jo Malone London(TM) Miniature Candle Collection This is great to give to one person or break up the set to treat your office mates.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette  I love makeup and Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favorites.  Her eyeshadow palettes are beautiful.  The lipsticks are lovely as well! She has a lovely advent calendar as well!

Kate Spade New York Lanyard So she can wear her work badge in style!

Gucci Ophidia Suede Card Case For your favorite girl boss!

Fun Stuff for the Fellas:

Men’s Hook + Albert Small Lapel Flower¬†This flower will add a little something to the lapel of a jacket. ¬†My husband has a few of them that adds a pop of color.

Men’s Loewe Calfskin Leather Zip Wallet¬†Men often don’t change wallets in the same way that we do to fit in our purses and because it lives in their pocket, it can show wear. ¬†This flat style is wallet is good to wear both in a front or back pocket and the zip comes in handy according to my husband.

Powerbeats³ Wireless Headphones These are just great headphones.

Men’s Saint Laurent Studded Card Holder¬†Because everyone with a business card needs a stylish card holder.

 

Gifts for Everyone:

Bombas Socks (get 20% off your 1st order) These socks are incredible and they donate one to someone in need for every pair you buy.  There are a variety of styles for women, men & children.

Budley (Amazon) These are great for anyone who hates when their ear buds get into a tangled mess! There is also a multi-pack on Amazon for a great price!

Desktop Mug Warmer (Amazon) This is dual purpose gift! It not only is great to keep your coffee warm at your desk. But it can also be used to warm a candle in your office (um, you cannot have open flame at work!). It would be a great combination gift with a  Jo Malone Orange Blossom candle!

Thanks for reading! XO, Dawn

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November 2018 Beauty

Let’s talk beauty! It’s the time of the year when you are working on your wish list, buying gifts and having people over. ¬†I have been trying and loving some new and some favorites this month. ¬†The Sephora VIB sale gave me the opportunity to try some stuff for 20% off! ¬†I will follow-up with some gift idea lists soon. ¬†Here is what I have got for you!

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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm¬†¬†: Long name-great balm! I have been looking for a make-up removing solution and decided to research and try some balms. ¬†I am also always on the lookout for stuff that is good for the planet and my skin – especially on my sensitive face! This has a beautiful green hue with a neutral smell. ¬†It comes with a little white spatula for scooping — which is essential to not “contaminate” the entire pot! The texture is smooth and was effective at taking ALL my makeup off! I would definitely recommend this!

La Mer The Lip Balm¬†: I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a lip balm that doesn’t irritate my lips. ¬†I have probably tried 10 new ones in the last 6 months! I saw this lippy on several bloggers’/YouTuber’s¬†lists. ¬†I will admit the price is just dumb, but I feel like I spend good $$ on my eyes and face so why not my lips as well. ¬†I am glad to have the 20% discount! I will definitely buy it again during sale or bonus times. ¬†It has a smooth texture and felt good on my lips. ¬†Most importantly, ¬†I didn’t have a reaction so I will continue with it.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette¬†: I have been loving rosey hues for eyeshadow… so this palette was right up my street! I ¬†am loving it so far! The color payoff is great in the matte and shimmer… a step-up from the other Naked palettes (in my opinion).

Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Cologne: OMG I love this scent! Jo Malone does it yet again with this limited edition cologne. ¬†I am so glad I got my hands on a bottle of this (and the Candle!) I don’t even know how to describe this scent… it is citrus and fall smells wrapped in one.

Hope this has been helpful. I will be back soon with a gift guide or two!

Thanks for reading! XO, Dawn

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Vintage Logo Trend

Logos are everywhere! We all remember logos from our favorite sporty brands like Nike and Adidas. Both women and men participate in this style trend.  This phenomenon has expanded to the fashion and luxury brands.  From the popular luxe brands like Gucci and Dior, tees and accessories, logos are showing up as part of the style lexicon.  You see logos all over Instagram and in fashion magazines and on your favorite You Tubers.  Brands are bringing back their old logos and patterns which is exciting to those who follow fashion and trends.  I will put links to some examples below! 

I have to admit, I do have some logo clothes and accessories in my closet.  I am not talking about having a logo from head to toe, but as an accent to your outfit. I love mixing logo t-shirts and accessories into my wardrobe for work, casual Fridays and weekends.  Tees and accessories with logos are easily found in-store and online or in vintage/second-hand shops.  The price difference between the luxe brands and other brands can be a cold splash of water, yet the trend lives on.  

One brand that has been very good at this trend is Gucci.  The Gucci logo is everywhere! From belts to t-shirts to handbags, Gucci has reinvented itself in its own vintage image.  The last few seasons have been full of the use of their own logo and fun images or patterns that the trend and fashion world has embraced. They have released new handbags with their vintage canvas logos and in vintage styles.  You can also find vintage and pre-loved bags, clothes and accessories on resale sites like The Real Real and Fashionphile.

One popular example is the logo tee trend. Brands from contemporary designers like Marc Jacobs as well as luxury brands like Gucci, Burberry and Balmain have t-shirts with their logos on them.¬† People love these tees.¬† I too have logo t-shirts in my wardrobe.¬† I mix them in with my outfits when appropriate for me. ¬†Imagine these shirts under a blazer with jeans and your favorite leather sneakers… that is my go-to casual-smart outfit!¬†

Maybe you will jump into logo mania with the rest of the fashion world.  Perhaps not from head to toe, but with a few fun pieces.

Links to Items:

  1. Gucci Rose Belt (Nordstrom)
  2. Gucci Black Belt (Nordstrom)
  3. Gucci Cocoa Belt (Neiman Marcus)
  4. Gucci-Print Cotton Tee (Neiman Marcus)
  5. Gucci Interlock Tee (Nordstrom)
  6. Gucci Embellished Graphic Tee (Nordstrom)
  7. Men’s Gucci Logo Tee (Nordstrom)
  8. Gucci Small Marmont Matelasse Shoulder Bag (Nordstrom)
  9. Gucci Marmont Fringe Flat Black (Nordstrom)
  10. Men’s Pierre Balmain Logo T-Shirt (Nordstrom)
  11. Men’s Fendi Mania Pullover Hoodie (Neiman Marcus)
  12. Men’s Fendi Slide(Neiman Marcus)
  13. Men’s Adidas Originals Cap (Nordstrom)
  14. Balmain Logo Tee (Nordstrom)
  15. Burberry Sandon Card Case (Nordstrom)
  16. New Ace Gucci Band Leather Sneaker (Neiman Marcus)
  17. Dior Bracelet

Thanks for reading! XO, Dawn

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