Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Guide: Subscription Boxes

Although they may not immediately come to mind when you're out doing your holiday shopping, subscription services for clothing, jewelry and beauty products are gifts that keep on giving past Hanukkah or Christmas day! Because the lucky recipient gets a new box once a month (and sometimes more frequently depending on the service!) they are surprised each time they open up their newest package. I gifted my mother and sister each a year's subscription to Birchbox last Christmas and they were always excited to see what products would come in the mail for them each month. It's also a great way for them to discover new brands and see what they like. Today I'm sharing 4 of my favorite subscription services that would make great holiday gifts for the ladies in your life - I've personally tried out all of them so I can recommend them with confidence!


1. Le Tote is essentially Netflix for clothes, carrying tons of products from amazing brands like House of Harlow, French Connection, BCBG, Sanctuary, BB Dakota, Kensie, Karen Zambos, and Splendid. For $49/month, you get a box filled with 3 clothing items and 2 accessories that can be swapped out as often as you like. You also have the opportunity to keep any pieces you fall in love with for a discounted price. I've styled numerous Le Tote pieces in my outfit posts - just type Le Tote in the search bar to the right to see! With the gift card, you can give 2, 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions to the ladies in your life! {PS: if you're interested in signing up for a subscription for yourself, you can use my coupon code CUPCAKESNCOUTURE30 to save 30% off your first month!}


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What I Wore: Cozy Faux Fur

I found this faux fur cardigan at Marshall's two years ago and it's one of my favorite pieces to wear in the fall and winter months! The faux fur collar makes me feel very glam while staying warm and cozy. With skinny jeans and my favorite pair of boots, it's easy to wear without being too simple. I'm also in love with these pretty double starburst drop earrings from Ocie and have been wearing them all the time lately! {I wore a matching necklace last month which you can see here.} Let me know what you think of my outfit in the comments below!

Linking up with rhea, et cetera; WIMIHH/The Fashion Canvas; Stylelixir


I also wanted to let you know about a huge sale at one of my favorite online retailers that starts today: Shopbop's Big Event! The sale will last for an entire week, ending on Dec 1st. It's time to get some holiday shopping done! :)



Monday, November 24, 2014

Life Lately...

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I wanted to share what I've been up to lately today on the blog! :)

I went to my first Bruins game of the season with my friend Ellie and had a blast! Weren't our seats great?


Last Sunday, I was treated to the target facial peel at Skoah on Newbury Street thanks to CBH Communications. I had never had a peel before, so I was a little nervous that it would turn my face super red or that it would be too harsh for my sensitive skin. My "personal skin trainer" was fantastic and answered all of my questions to prepare me for the peel. It tingled a bit when she first applied it, but it wasn't intense and went away within about a minute. My face wasn't red at all after either and she told me that I would see the results of the peel for weeks afterwards. The next day, my face felt as smooth as a baby's bottom, and my skin has been so clear and evenly toned since the peel that I've been able to skip my face powder and go "naked" which is an amazing feeling! I definitely recommend the peel and I will be getting one again in a few months when my skin is ready for it. 
so happy with how my skin looks!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Inspiration: Quotes I Love

Happy Friday! I'm dogsitting this weekend and seeing a friend who I haven't seen in over a year! I'm really looking forward to catching up with her. :) What are you all up to this weekend?

Here are some great weekend online sales for your holiday shopping:
  • Take 25% off all SCP (for men) & Scoop (for women) styles at Scoop NYC through 11/26. No discount code needed - just follow the links for each!
  • Take 30% the purchase of one item or 40% off the purchase of 2+ items at Mango through 11/23 using code 6DISCOUNT7. My favorite sweater dress seen here is on sale!
  • Get $20 in Kiehl's cash when you spend $65 or more at Kiehls.com through 12/3 using code JOLLY
  • Take 30% off everything at C. Wonder through 11/25 - no code needed!
  • There's a huge sale section at Ugg.com right now and no code is needed, so stock up on comfy boots, robes, slippers and more for the entire family!
  • If you're looking to shop for yourself or your best girl friends, Dolce Vita & Cusp both have a great sale selection this weekend. No discount code needed. :)


And now the quotes...


one of my favorite poets. please check her out!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Guide: The Beauty Junkie

Today's gift guide is for the beauty junkie: the girl who can never have enough products, whose skin always looks fantastic, who never leaves the house without trendiest manicure, and who can't choose just one signature scent because there are way too many good ones out there. We all know someone like this, and luckily for us, she's super easy to shop for! All of these gifts are beauty junkie approved, and some of them even make perfect stocking stuffers! What will you be buying for the beauty junkie in your life?

gift guide: beauty junkie