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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Win SOL Republic In-Ear Headphones

Just in time for the holidays, I'm giving away a pretty sweet gift...to YOU. If you're like me, you can never have too many pieces of tech equipment (remember how I collect headphones?). One of my fav brands is SOL Republic. They have some amazing headphones, including these in-ear (aka ear buds), that come in a variety of colors (love this blue!). It's getting closer to workout season (err, January), so you're gonna need these for the dreaded treadmill, am I right? Not to mention, these make a great gift. (ahem)

Psst...these don't fall out while you're on the go! The in-ear Relays are made for sports and being on the go, in fact. These aren't just for the subway ride home or treadmill ride though. They're for biking, hiking and all-around moving. The FreeFlex technology offers a secure, universal fit for any size ear. And the small, lightweight design doesn't sacrifice sound, either. It uses an I5 Sound Engine that delivers full sound and balance. 

They're water-resistant...have a mic/phone control...clip-on cable. You can basically use them for anything...work or play! Relays ship with four different size ear tips and a nice case to carry them in. If you do lose an ear tip, SOL Republic is the only brand who will replace them any time. Get them in Horizon Blue, Lemon Lime or Black and White for $79.99 at Verizon Wireless or at SolRepublic.com/Relays.

We're giving away a pair to one lucky reader! Just enter your info in the box below to enter and I'll randomly choose a winner next week. Best of luck, my techy friends! xoxo 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Gift Guide (Part 1) is Here!

I'm so excited because I've really spent a lot of time on our GIFT GUIDE this year, choosing my fav pieces that I really do think your friends and family will LOVE. Kinda like the I Heart Heels Oprah, eh? Today's version is only the first part, too! Next week I'll reveal the rest of my true favs, including products for women, men and kids. Today? We include gifts for her and for the kids (which I kinda know a litttttle but about these days...)! 

1. bareMinerals Greatest Performers ($22, but a $57 value!)
Believe me when I say, bareMinerals truly has the best holiday offerings from any beauty brand around, so it was hard for me to choose one of my favs, but...Greatest Performers is only $22 and includes SIX of the brand's top attractions. Prime Time Foundation Primer...Mineral Veil Finishing Powder...READY eyeshadow 2.0 The High Society (Waltz + Debutante)...Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black...Beauty Blush...Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel. Whew. This has everything, so is really the perfect go-to gift for any beauty gal!

2. COACH Poppy Wildflower ($65)
Every year there's an "it" fragrance and judging by the more than 500 "loves" this one got on Sephora's site, I'd say this one is a huge hit. And what a gorgeous bottle! Inspired by the playful COACH Poppy, Wildflower is the spirited and untamed sister. This scent is very intriguing with delicate notes of orange flower and muguet and a hint of musk at its base. Throw in patchouli, iris and vanilla and it makes for a truly amazing fragrance like no other! What a great gift for the fragrance lover. 

3. Ruby + Ed Whiskers Slippers ($60)
I mean, really. Who can resist these faux fur kitty slippers from Ruby & Ed? Metallic whiskers and ears with a jewel nose, these are the cutest (softest!) slippers around. It's the perfect (coziest) gift for anyone, really. (P.S. They run slightly large, so size down if you're in between sizes!)

4. Hape Jungle Buddies Paint & Play ($15.99)
This eco-friendly brand is a fav around our house, and if you have a budding artist who is 4+, he or she will love this paint set that includes 12 paints, plus stickers, so they can paint the wooden jungle animals. This is just too, too cute - and what a great way to practice those art skills!

5. Soft as a Baby Block Set (sale, $39)
From The Land of Nod, these soft baby blocks are the sweetest things. The blocks include letters, numbers and fun patterns with a rattle inside each of them. They're not only practical, they're so, so pretty! (and can't beat a sale...)

6. Artist's Surplus Art Jar ($29)
Also from The Land of Nod, this is basically a huge plastic jar full of all kinds of goodies...googly eyes, glue pens, construction paper, beads and on and on. There are so many fun things in this to let your kiddo's imagine run wild! Lots and lots of future projects here and what a great way to stay busy inside over these next few cold months!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jenna Dewan Tatum Spotted Cozy in Sanctuary

Happy Friday, fall-loving chicsters! It's a national day of celebration because I'm getting my hair done. Cue the applause. Can't. Wait. 

This girl here loves a good blowout and a comfy chic sweater, and looks like Jenna Dewan Tatum does, too. I mean we do own the same diaper bag, so it's natural we both like this Teddy Bear sweater ($79) by Sanctuary. She wore it out with (one of her cuties) shopping on Tuesday. This is the perfect "mom outfit" for running errands that doesn't make you succumb to the ratty sweatpants look. 

Lately I'm really into layering every, single piece I own over a neutral tee, so I'd probably do that and wear it with my fav pair of jeans (this silhouette would even look crazy good with a wide-leg jean!) and a huge necklace. 

You can find this sweater at Sanctuary.com or Bloomingdales. Loves it so much. 

Have a chic weekend as we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season...squeal!! Xoxo 

[Photos Courtesy Sanctuary]

Forevermark's HOLDMYHANDFOREVER Campaign

Le sigh. Another event invite come and gone. It's probably a good thing I'm not located in New York or I'd have worn myself out by now. I think the fashion and beauty industries have an event every other night. This one was to celebrate the launch of Forevermark's #HOLDMYHANDFOREVER social project. 

The exhibit was unveiled at a party at the Highline and is now open to the public. Celebrities like model Coco Rocha, Kelly Bensimon and Kevin and Danielle Jonas stopped by looking so sweet. 

In an exhibition curated by Wendy Perron, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer and former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine, the project features dance artists who are partners on and offstage in photographic stories that illustrate their personal and artistic interpretations of holding hands. The featured artists include: Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild (principals at New York City Ballet), photographed by Matthew Karas; postmodern icons David Gordon and Valda Setterfield, photographed by Paula Court; New York City’s premier hip-hop couple Kwikstep and Rokafella, photographed by Julieta Cervantes; and Kirven Douthit-Boyd and Antonio Douthit-Boyd (leading dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), photographed by Matthew Karas.

Forevermark’s #HoldMyHandForever social media project leads up to the 2014 Holiday Season, a time when promises are particularly relevant. Rediscover the powerful gesture of holding hands and the promise that it symbolizes in your own relationships by sharing your images and stories using the hashtag #HoldMyHandForever.

Such a sweet idea, yes?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whiny Wednesday: All the Pretty Horses

Those pants though. Just call her Miss Fancypants. Go ahead and tell me this girl has a wardrobe too big for her size, because I know it. Having a baby girl is as much fun as I ever imagined. If ever there was a little girl who loved her dolls and dress-up, it was me. I adored my Cabbage Patch dolls more than anything (I still remember many of their names) and loved taking care of them. So, I guess even though for awhile I never considered myself even having kids (!), I always had it in me a bit. Dressing baby L each morning is very similar to how I would dress my babies as a little girl. :)

Macaroon Kids is a gorgeous shop based in Australia full of handmade and very whimsical children's clothing. I was super excited to receive these Pretty Horses harem pants from them to try on baby L. It was fate that they match her striped cardigan already in her closet. (Psst...there is a dress in the shop in this print, too!)

Sizing on these runs from 6-12 months to 3 years (keep in mind, they're handmade so every pair is different, but I do think they run on the smaller size if you're babe is in between) and these can be pre-ordered now. It's a new, fun print you're sure to love. Baby L gets compliments on them everywhere she goes. As you know, we have a minor obsession with baby harem pants and these are really a standout in the collection. Thank you, Macaroon Kids, for keeping baby L so chic in her pretty horses!

Whiny Wednesday: Little Miss Bronte

If there's one thing I want baby L to show interest in, it's books. After all, reading is just so fundamental. Sure, she'll develop a bad habit for reading silly fashion magazines and tabloids like her mother some day (kinda hope she doesn't?), but I really want to instill in her the classics. Baby Lit makes reading at baby's age more fun. It is the cutest way possible that I've seen classic literature made fun for toddlers...hey, even babies. 

Of course right now baby L has no idea what I'm reading to her, and honestly would rather taste her literature, but even showing her the pictures and the different colors is great for her learning and pretty soon she'll be asking for more and more. That's what excites me! Getting kiddos excited about reading. I'm convinced because my family read to little C so much as a baby, that's why he's such an amazing reader to this day (that and genes...wink.). He's reading above anyone else in his preschool class and his teacher is sending home books just for his level. Love it! I'm amazed every day by what he can read. 

We started reading Jane Eyre with baby L because it uses numbers (1 Governess, etc), and well, it's my all-time fav. Blush. What an adorable way to present counting! Now lately baby L has been reading Alice in Wonderland and Romeo & Juliet, which also present cute photos (think rabbits and kisses...swoon) with counting. It will be a little while before we crack open Goodnight Mr Darcy but I'm thrilled and can't wait. Jane Austen and her Mr Darcy character make this arts major swoon. (Check out the I Heart Darcy tote bag in the Baby Lit shop!) The adaption here for kids is just genius! 

Little Miss Bronte Giveaway Time!
In partnership with Baby Lit, I'm giving away books for your babe...squeal! The giveaway includes the Little Miss Bronte pack of the Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights books and Jane Eyre buttons (obvi for older toddlers). To enter, just comment below with your fav classic book! I'll choose a winner at random next week just before Thanksgiving...good luck!! 

Whiny Wednesday: My First Melissas {Squeal}

Oh my goodness gracious Geeeee. Would ya look at these, mamas? I'm hiding my eyes because I can't stand the cuteness. These are quite possibly the cutest tiny shoes I've laid eyes on right up next to my Manolos. Can you sense from my tone the crazy squeals I'm letting out over these sweet things? Because I ammmm. Mini Melissa has THE most adorable baby girl shoes (uh, even big girl shoes) on the planet for your mini me. So when I saw these I thought I'd post and maybe *some* one in family might see just before the holidays? Wink.

Baby L needs "My First Melissas" like she needs fruits and vegetables. I mean, they're a must in this future fashion blogger slash shoe lover's closet, right? The big bow says it all. I'm sweet...and my mama has good taste in shoes. These. Are. Stellar. 

Look at that little peeptoe!!! Pick me up off the floor. Too much. 

P.S. And since these are the infamous Melissa brand, these plastic beauties probably smell so, so good. Bonus. 

[Photos Courtesy Melissa]
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