This year I’m in charge of wine and table decorations.
This is how I operate: Sign me up to cook and I’ll worry about it for weeks. Sign me up to shop at Anthropologie for holiday decorations and I’ll be beaming.
Right off the bat I was thinking that we need flowers, candles, bows made with ribbon, and vases. I knew I wanted to look for these things at Anthropologie but was going to wait and get it all when I’m back in Austin.
I stopped by the Anthropologie in Highland Park yesterday to pick up a birthday present and saw this little beaded tree. It has little hooks on the end of each branch to hang mini ornaments. I’m waiting for it to go on sale. In the meantime I’m planning all the other decorations for the table around this centerpiece. I’ve linked it below in case you like it too!
Maybe it’s just the Aggie in me, but I can’t help but love this outfit. My friends and family always tease me because I never wear maroon. It’s not because I don’t want to, it’s because I don’t own any. Until now.
I found this maroon sweater and matching skirt this fall and couldn’t wait to wear it in Vail.
I decided to pair it with my Tory Burch boots and black tights.
The sweater is so figure flattering! The neckline is more wide than most. It’s not too short, not too long, not too tight. I’m wearing a size Medium.
The skirt is a size 6. The boots are 7 and are on sale. The boots are a good investment piece for winter. Shoes that can worn year after year. This is my second year to wear them and I’m still getting stopped by people asking where they’re from.
Very few things in my life stick around for 5 years. I go through the things I own several times a year, and donate what I no longer have any use for. This dress makes the cut each time. I refuse to give it away.
I found it in Houston, my first year out in the real world. It’s a Vince Camuto dress from Dillard’s. I’ve worn it to work, church, first dates, and Christmas parties. It’s a hit each time.
Ann Taylor has a dress this season that’s similar. I suggest you buy it and keep it in your back pocket, for when you need a show stopper. It’s on sale for 40% off if you use the following code when you checkout online: GIVEANDGET
This dress would be great for Christmas Eve, or your spouse’s office holiday party. It’s classic and appropriate, yet demands attention when you enter the room. I love it, and I hope you love it too!
My new Frye sneakers are back on sale and several of the sizes have been restocked.
Both my Mom and I have white Frye sneakers and wear them all the time! I’m still trying to convince her that the black pair is just as cool!
As as soon as I find a good deal (or something I can’t forget about), I add it to The Insider’s Guide. It’s a list of items that I’ve purchased recently. Either for myself or someone special. I try and share all good deals on my Insta-stories, so you can know about them right away. If you don’t have Instagram, or you aren’t following me on Instagram, you can reference this page from time to time to find the best of the best.
I got a new holiday set of mini lipstick and wanted to share the shades I’ve been wearing lately.
Link to shop holiday set (that’s on sale!) : Here
My Mom and I split the set, she has two and I have two. The colors on the left are the two I kept, Coral & Carol (a hot pink with some shimmer) and Garland (a deep purple).
I get so many compliments when I wear Garland on its own. Just yesterday I randomly decided to mix it with a color I already own: Babe
Here’s how it works:
1. Apply Garland from the holiday set
2. Apply a coat of Babe on top
I’m not sure how, but the color seems to get even prettier as the day goes on. It also stays put, which is nice.
Both the holiday set and the single Bobbi Brown lipstick are on sale today. Click on the photos below to shop my lipstick lately.
Something about this look says Cinderella, and I love it!
Ive added this to my list of items to keep an eye on, and will let you know once it goes on sale.
I have to be honest, I’m not a fan of moisturizer. It’s one of those things that I don’t restock right away. I run out and then I wait to see how long I can go without it.
Thats what I’m doing now. I ran out of my moisturizer months ago. I noticed that my moisturizer of choice is on sale today and wanted to share it with you. I gave in and placed an order for one jar. My skin needs to be happy and healthy again. This winter weather has taken a toll!
I purchased this jacket during the big Anthropologie Thanksgiving sale. It is by FAR the softest jacket I own.
I noticed this morning that it has been marked down from $118 to $41. It’s top rated, and it’s still available in all sizes!
I cant remember if I have a size Small or Medium. I’ll be sure to check this evening when I get home. I’ll also do a try on session on my Insta stories tonight (@sometime_saturday).
***update : I have a Medium which is one size up from my usual size.***
No code needed in order to get the $41 sale price. The discount will automatically be applied when you check out. All sale items are an extra 30% off today. If you’ve been eyeing anything on sale, now would be a good time to scoop it up!
Some of the items from the Thanksgiving sales are starting to arrive. First up, my package from Goop.
This Splits59 sports bra is on sale for $25. Sizes are limited at Goop, but I did find the same item available in multiple sizes and colors. In case you like it just as much as me. It has sold out on not only Amazon, but Shopbop as well.
The other item in the Goop shipment is a ruffle sweater that has since sold out. It's part of the G Sport line. The two sweatshirts linked above are from that same line. The item I ordered has a sleeve length just between the two, and is gray.
Shop the collection on sale : here
These caviar sticks are rated quite highly on several websites. With so many colors to choose from, how does one decide which color is best? Thankfully Laura Mercier released a holiday collection of mini sticks that allows you to try several colors at once. I’ve been wearing Rosegold to work each day this week. I use the Amethyst shade when I want to dial up the drama. This collection would be a cute little stocking stuffer or just a treat for yourself. I’m not sure how long the collection will be available, but I am happy that the collection is available at a discounted price. Just in time for this post. Have a wonderful weekend!