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Good Morning Bb’s!

Happy Thursday!! In case you forgot/are trying to ignore the holly jolly music everywhere you go.. We are only TWO little weeks away from Christmas!!! (My fave holiday ever!) I’ve been super on top of Christmas this year.  Ie: decking the halls, hanging twinkly lights, lighting yummy candles, singing carols, you know- bugging the hell out of my fam/friends.. Nbd..

Tangent- why the f do I feel like I need a bigger house every year around Christmas?! Like can I buy every decoration known to man?? Not without more storage, beezy… (This is an internal struggle).

Anyway- HOLIDAY GIFTS!

This year I have been super duper down with online shopping.  No, I did not brave the insane crowds the day after Thanksgiving. I opted instead to shop from my iPhone, glass of wine in hand by the fire.  Sorry not sorry I’ll stay at home. For me, the deals are online and I search EVERYWHERE for them.  So in case you are not Miss (or Mister) Shop-A-Holic Online Addict (like me), I have curated some AMAZING gift guides for you this year! Over the next couple of weeks, keep checking back for info about killer sales, and my little guides to help you get this gift giving thang done!

1. Cozy Night In- For the lady who loves to pamper herself. Treat your babe to a cozy robe, adorable knee socks, sweet smelling candle, a luxe blanket and tea for one! This tea pot seriously makes me want to plan a whole weekend around it. Y tu??

2. Island Getaway- For the babe who loves to get away. Show your love that you care with a brand new figure flattering suit, boho sandals, pink shades, woven bag and ofcourse- sunscreen!! Oh, and FYI, this entire set is around $300…. Can we all say ONE STOP SHOP?! Love. As always, Swell is Free Shipping $18+, so ya…


3. Yogi Bear Staycation-
For the gal who loves her Namaste. This yoga mat is literally everything.. Combined with the perfect stretchy leggings, a funky top, the most badass gym tote ever a la Stella McCartney (dieeeeeeeeeeee, I CANNOT!!!!!!), oh- and plenty of hydration. Your yogi bear will be thanking you for ever & ever with this set!

Let me know what gift guides you want to see next!! E-mail me here or comment below!

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    Good Afternoon, friends!

Hope you all had a fantastic Veteran’s Day! I kicked my day off with a little run, then spent the day shopping (duh) with a carrot juice in hand/planning all of my fun DIY projects coming up!

When this time of year rolls around I am all about cozy slippers, staying in and getting creative! Fall & Winter are about recharging your battery and getting into an awesome groove! By the way, just because it is getting dark at like 5PM doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch the rest of the night… Get your booty in gear!  Get out for a walk with your babe (or furry babe), enjoy the cool, fresh air, and take a warm glass of chamomile tea with you OR if you’re feeling extra frisky, a little Irish Coffee (in this mug = everything)!! Sooooo relaxing (trust me).

So let’s get to the business.. Have you guys seen the new Piperlime site?!?

I’ve been a maj fan of Piperlime for years, let me tell you. Their free shipping/free returns policy is a LIFE SAVER. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve splurged on items online and got the short end of the stick when it comes to returns.. A lot of online retailers do free shipping, but not free returns, so you’re stuck paying $5-15 to ship back an item YOU DON’T EVEN WANT! What!?! Sucky, just saying. At Piperlime, it’s so easy. They even include a cute little green card inside with your packing slip already printed and ready to go- just in caseies.

Piperlime also always has bomb @$s sales.  I’m talking 15, 20, sometimes even 30-40% off sale merch and new arrivals. I. Can’t. Get. Enough.

So ya, 1/2 of my shoe collection is from Piperlime.

Ob-sessed.

So this week’s top five is all about Piperlime and all of the amazing need-now essentials you may or may not need to buy like now.

1. Pim + Larkin Adriene Vegan Leather Jacket, ON SALE!!!
I understand if you are no longer reading this post because you just had a mini heart attack and are already in your cart for this coat.. I mean really, $109 for a coat you’ll wear about 169497598759 times this fall/winter is nothing. I love the Vegan Leather sleeves with the asymmetrical sweater draped in the front for the perfect relaxed style.

2. 525 America Traveling Cable Knit Sweater, $225 Babes, don’t flip on the price.  As a girl in her 20’s, I have absolutely NO misconceptions about my peers being able to afford certain items.  Unless you’re independently wealthy/married a Doctor/wtf ever, you’re probably not buying this sweater if you’re on the youngish side.  I mean, let’s be real, we’re just starting out. However, I know plenty of babes that are young hotties that will splurge on key items, the trick is finding what pieces are worth the hit to your checkbook.  Ie: the perfect shoes, a DVF dress, a Chanel bag… Pick your poison, it’s all good to me. If you’re in to invest in a sweet, timeless sweater this one is amazing. If you’re game for something a little less expensive ($64!!), try this little Pim + Larkin cable knit, also amazing.

3. Loeffler Randall Rain Fenton, $195 I will make no apologies for adding a pair of LOEFFLER RANDALL boots on the top five. At just under $200, this is splurge-worthy to the MAX.  These are edgy, chic, and who can’t justify rain boots??

4. JOA Brushed Plaid Skirt, ON SALE!!! Ok- here’s my quick guide on navigating through sales… Have you ever been at a Nordstrom’s when their Half Yearly Sale is going on?  If you haven’t, let me just paint the picture.  Think screaming babies, pushy women, eyes glazed over, women literally bumping into you left & right, men sleeping in chairs…. AKA complete utter MAYHEM (ahem #WhyIOnlineShop ahem) Pretty much, if you’re at a big sale, look at every item critically. For me, it’s just taking that extra glance and thinking, “do I love this because it’s on sale, or do I love this because I love it?” Usually my inner voice screams one way or another, and I just get freaking brutal with it. I recommend being superrrr critical with yourself when sale shopping because let’s face it, who hasn’t ended up with some FUGLY items as a result of a good sale at least once or twice in their lives? Guilty. As. Charged. This little plaid skirt for a mere $34.97 is flirty, cute, fun and perfect for work during the cooler months.  Add black tights, black booties and a cute little blouse and you’re out the door!

5. Keepsake Hearts On Fire Dress, ON SALE!!! Guys, this adorable, must have dress is on sale right now for $84.. The bustier top, the mini silhouette, this dress is the perfect date night dress for the cooler months, just throw this show stopper Fur Twill Jacket over it and you’ll be warm throughout the night.  
More of my faves from Piperlime:
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5

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Happy 10/10 everybody!

Today is Thursday, one of the best days on Everything’s A Thing! Sorry we missed the top five last week, we were just so excited about Everything’s A Thing’s FIRST birthday that we thought it should take center stage for just a few more days. ;)

1. Pearl Earrings

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When I think of holiday parties, so many beautiful ideas come to mind for accessorizing.  Red coats, luxe sweaters and pearl earrings are among some of my favorites.  Every woman needs a pair of pearl earrings, and if you’re looking for a pair of stunning additions for this fall/winter season, look no further. I’ve got ya.

Buy here.

2. Pumpkin Scones

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Pumpkin everything is in order, as October is now full swing ahead! If you’ve ever tried the pumpkin scones from Starbucks, you’ll love this homemade version! Tastes delicious and fills up your home with the incredible smell of fresh baking. Yummmm.

Recipe found here.

3. Winter Weight Grey Skirt

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Just because the temps are dropping doesn’t mean we need to ditch the skirts and dresses.  In fact, bust out the winter weight because we are ready for tights weather!! First on the list of interesting acquisitions for the coming months is this winter weight grey skirt. The texture is fab for layers and incredibly versatile.

Buy here.

4. Chicken & Pumpkin Quesadilla t4

Did I mention, pumpkin everything?  For all of my savory lovers, a quick and easy recipe for a pumpkin quesadilla. Pile on the chicken, pumpkin and goat cheese for this amazing weeknight dinner or party pleasing appetizer.

Recipe found here.

5. 5 Min Centerpiece

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For all my DIY fans out there, a 5 minute centerpiece!! This time of year when the leaves and branches start to fall, use them as art pieces! Grab a hefty branch, drill several holes and insert tea lights for a naturally gorgeous centerpiece!

DIY Tutorial found here.

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Merry Christmas Eve babies!!

(This hot little New York is everything)

It’s a little foggy in my corner of the world, but looking forward to a beautiful Christmas Eve! Remember my goal to not gain a pound this entire month?? Well, we are right on track! I haven’t gained a thing as of this morning, although I have been indulging here and there… Chocolate, cookies, the whole thing.. Like many others, when the little angel on my shoulder says, “don’t eat that third piece of fudge,” the devil on my shoulder says, “What?? Do it, it’s Christmas, tis the season beotch!!” I don’t always give in to the “tis the season” sentiments because I am well aware that the season doesn’t need to equal completely erasing the work you do the rest of the year.. but, today is Christmas Eve and tomorrow is Christmas, so to that I say- tis the season. Get it out of your system and then Wednesday get back on that treadmill you hot thing, you. :)

(Gingerbread, mmmm)

Yesterday was a perfect Sunday. Got up early, ate a good brek, cleaned, worked out (tons of toning work and mix of cardio), and headed to see the fam. The rest of the day was spent baking cookies, fudge, and gingerbread. Yum! I had a great time listening to Christmas music, sitting by the fire, trading stories and putting the final touches on our Christmas preparation. This Christmas Eve will likely be a quiet one. Church and dinner, maybe some Christmas lights and to bed to awake for Christmas morning. I’m always interested to hear about how families do their Christmas’… Presents on Christmas Eve? Christmas Day split between houses? Certain foods always made? I love to hear. Send me your Christmas stories, I’d love to trade some. :)

(Sugar cookies :))

I hope you all have a lovely and blessed Christmas. I am very thankful for the people in my life, the job that I have, good health, and everything in between. It’s getting better all the time.

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    Oh heyyyyy lovely! As you know today is the most wonderful of days…. Thursday! I’m so looking forward to a cozy and fun weekend with family and friends.  It’s supposed to be all rainy and cold, so I’m gearing up for lots of layers, cooking, coffee (with Bailey’s? Say whaaa), and lots of good times. But for now…. TOP FIVE!! :)

1. Jason Wu Blue Moto

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Sometimes things are so right, they are almost wrong.. This moto jacket from Jason Wu’s fantastic Resort 13 collection is so flipping right. First of all, do yourself a favor and scroll through Wu’s Resort 13 lookbook, it is hot. I love the styling, the colors and the attitude. The blue moto jacket paired with high waisted black shorts, a subtle sheen on a simple black belt, with a classic black and white striped top. It just screams “I’ve got it going on,” and this girl so does. You’ll see that look after look packs the same punch of attitude. Tons of stripes, mustard and blue leather, high buttoned collars and beautiful floral prints. So beautiful. Jason Wu, I love you.

Check out the full Resort 13 collection here.

2. Gluten Free Cooking- Mint Choc Chip Cookies

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Amongst my search for all the best recipes and healthiest ways to make everything, I have stumbled upon a great site called Gluten Free On A Shoestring. The site is adorable and so much fun to click around on. I love the idea of making dishes that are gluten free, especially when they are easy. This recipe looks absolutely delectable and I can’t wait to try it, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any holiday party!

Check out the recipe here.

3. Javier Riera- Light and Geometry Interventions

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Javier Riera is a Spanish artist who utilizes light and shapes to transpose images onto natural landscapes. The result is truly remarkable as seemingly endless natural shapes become geometric interruptions. It is a test in visual dimensions as well as manifestations of the mind. I am absolutely in awe of his work.

Image via here.

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