Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sales

It's here, it's here! Shop the best Black Friday deals using the codes below. Happy shopping everyone :)

Alice + Olivia // 25% off sitewide + free shipping
DATE: 11.26-12.01

All Saints // 20% off all styles
DATE: 11.28-12.01

ASOS // 30% off
DATE: 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

Athleta // 20% off
DATE: 11.28-11.30

Banana Republic // 50% off 1 full-priced item
DATE: 11.27-11.28
// 40% off sitewide
DATE: 11.27-11.28

BaubleBar // 15% off 2 items
DATE: 11.28-11.29

Bloomingales // 50% off on a selection sitewide
DATE: 11.25-11.29

Brooks Brothers // 15% off + free shipping
DATE: 11.27-11.29

Club Monaco // 30% off cashmere styles
DATE: 11.28

Cosabella // 40% off sitewide
DATE: 11.28-11.30

Current Elliott // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.26-12.01

Design Darling // 20% off
DATE: 11.26-12.01

Dolce Vita // up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping
DATE” 11.25-12.01
CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14 at checkout

Equipment // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.26-12.01

Express // 50% sitewide
DATE: 11.28

Gap // 50% off sitewide
DATE: 11.27-11.28

Hanky Panky // up to 60% + free ground shipping
DATE: 11.28-12.01

Helmut Lang // 40% off
DATE: 11.25-12.01

J Brand // 30% sitewide
DATE: 11.27-11.29

J. Crew // 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum
DATE: 11.26-11.30

Joie // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.26-12.01

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase
DATE: 11.25-11.30
Milly // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.28-11.30

Parker // 25% off all dresses
DATE: 11.27-11.28

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.27

Revolve // select items up to 80% off
DATE: 11.28-11.30

Saks Fifth Avenue // up to 60% off select styles
DATE: 11.26-11.28

Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000
DATE: 11.25-12.01

The Zhush // 25% off all purchases
DATE: 11.26-12.02

Theory // 40% off sitewide
DATE: 11.25-11.30

Topshop // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items
DATE: 11.27-12.01

Urban Outfitters // Additional 25% off all sale online, additional 50% off all sale in-stores.
DATE: 11.28

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Him Under $25

Whiskey Beef Jerky - $10 - Totally gross but I bet my husband will love it!

I've done my stocking stuffer gift guide for her post, and I couldn't leave the men in our lives out so here is my guide for them. Lots of fun options that men will actually use (I hope), and even better, they're all under $25. Happy shopping!

Clockwise from upper left: Whiskey Stones - $14, Dark and Stormy Candle in Retro Cocktail Glass - $16, Beer Jelly Bellys - $8, 
Beard Grooming Kit - $25, Moscow Mule Mug - $24, Bacon and Potato Chip Candy Bars - $6 ea
(you can usually pick these up at Whole Foods or Bevmo), Luckiest Guy in the World Mug - $13, Rudolph Socks - $6, 
Sizzling Bacon Candy - $5, Wall Mounted Bottle Opener - $14, Breakfast Lollipop Set - $10, Bear Paw Meat Handles - $14 

 Looking for even more gift ideas? Check out my Gift Guides board on Pinterest.

Xo J

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Her Under $50

I don't usually do a ton of gift guides for the holidays, but one thing we all need help with is stocking stuffers. I feel like year-after-year, I think I'm done with all of my Christmas shopping and then WHAM I remember I have stocking stuffers. So in an effort to get ahead of that, I've put together two gifts guides- stocking stuffers for her and stocking stuffers for him. The "her" can be significant others, moms, sisters, friends, co-workers, extended families, in-laws, etc and the "him" can be significant others, dads, brothers, friends, co-workers, extended families, in-laws, etc. Today we'll start with the stocking stuffers for her gift guide, all of which are under $50.

Wine Wipes - $7, Vino 2 Go Tumblers - $10 ea, MAC Eyeshadow Palette - $40, Kate Sommerville ExfoliKate - $22,  
Sauced Measuring Wine Glass - $10, Gucci Guilty Travel Trio - $50, Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - $8, 
Essie Nail Polish in Macks - $8.50, Laura Mercier Lip Trio - $32, Pig Spoon Holder - $6

Looking for stocking stuffer ideas for the men in your life? Check out my gift guide here (and they're all under $25).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My mother always taught me that if you fall in love with something, buy it and you will find the occasion to wear it. I bought this vest 5 years ago when I randomly online came across it online. Guess what, I'm pretty sure it was from JCPenney. And this hat, I picked up days before my wedding (in August) at a cute vintage shop right by where I was getting my wedding dress fitted. Did I need it? NOPE. Did I have to have it? YEP. Turns out, I love both pieces and have featured them both many times on the blog. The moral is, buy what you love, no matter where it comes from and when you find it, because then, you build a closet of things you love. Somehow, it all just works.

Vintage Felt Hat (similar here), Black Fur Vest (old but similar here, here and here), H&M Shirt,
J.Brand Destroyed Denim, DKNY Grey Booties (similar here), Prada Bag, Banana Republic Cuff

All photos by the fabulous Dena Smith.

Xo J

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fall Floral

After doing a major closet clean out a few weeks ago with my friend Melissa, I realized that I had a serious deficiency in the tank top department. I've been on the hunt and when I saw this floral top on major sale last week on Piperlime, the deal was too good to pass up. When paired with my plum moto, it's a great fall look for both day and night (see the day look here).

Anine Bing Moto Jacket (major steal here), Glamorous Floral Tank ($25 - hello sale),
Abercrombie & Fitch Skinny Jeans (similar here), Gigi New York Clutch
Jimmy Choo Heels (major steal here), Julie Vos Ring, Banana Republic Cuff

PS - Piperlime is currently offering 30% off your purchase of $200+ using code HOLIDAY30. Happy shopping!

Xo J

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall Recipe Roundup

Butternut Squash Quinoa with Kale, Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese
I ended up roasting the butternut squash, instead of sauteing it, to save time.

November is upon us and it's finally starting to feel like fall in SF. I've been getting into the fall spirit in my wardrobe, so it only makes sense that my meal prep would follow suit. Since my last recipe roundup, I've tried out several new fall recipes and have a few favorites to share with you. I've collected these on my Yummy Food board on Pinterest which you can follow for a stream of steady recipes :)

Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl - I made my own pesto for this using this recipe. The recipe makes more pesto than you'll need (careful not to overdo it like I did the first time) so you'll have extras you can freeze or use for another yummy recipe.

Little Gem, Kale and Farro Salad - I modified this recipe using this dressing with homemade mayo.

Autumn Couscous Salad - I was kind of weirded out by the inclusion of apple juice but it ended up being super yummy!

Roasted Maple Acorn Squash Kale Salad - This was my first time cooking up acorn squash and boy was it delicious. I used this dressing recipe with homemade mayo.


Xo J

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sporty Spice

A couple of weeks ago when Dena and I were taking blog pics, I was incredibly jealous of her miniskirt + sweatshirt look. I couldn't help but think about how I could rock that look with my favorite New Balance trainers. Yes, I am on a mission to wear them with as many outfits as possible #obsessed

Here is my version of the look. Cute for shopping, brunch and all around  awesomeness, I will be wearing this combo on repeat. 
Old Navy Hoodie, Forever 21 Skirt (old, similar here), New Balance Trainers, Prada Sunglasses, Prada Bag

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Favorite Beauty Tutorials

As I mentioned in this post, I've gotten into the habit of binge watching beauty tutorials on YouTube. These beauty vloggers are seriously magicians. They have so many tips and tricks that I had no clue even existed, like using concealer to define your brows WHAT. I've been gathering some of their tips and tricks on my Beauty board on Pinterest, and here are some of my favorite tutorials.

Great daily makeup look

Define your brows

Fun smoky eye for going out (I did this look for a recent night out here)

Elegant knotted bun

I hope you all enjoy these tutorials as much as I do. Have a good time playing beauty parlor!

Xo J

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blue Jean Baby

Can I just say how happy I am that chambray shirts are here to stay? I picked up this one from J.Crew a few years ago and it has become a major closet staple. My current favorite way to rock my chambray shirt is with even more denim a la the denim tuxedo. Throw on a pair of leopard flats to jazz things up and my new Quay sunglasses (I'm obsessed with the brand, check out some of their styles here) to funk things up even further, and I'm set.

J.Crew Chambray Shirt, Abercrombie and Fitch Skinny Jeans, Steven Leopard Flats, Quay Australia Ziggi Sunglasses (on sale for $16!!), Prada Bag, Banana Republic Bracelet

All photos by the fabulous Dena Smith.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Sales

How amaze is this coat from Banana Republic?

I just love this time of the year. Yummy food, festive activities, fall fashion, and best of all SALES. Holy cannoli there are so many sales right now, I am doing some major damage for myself and my Christmas list. Here are some of the sales going on right now.

J.Crew - 25% off fall favorites and 30% off fall sale through Nov 11th w/ code GETWARM
J.Crew Factory - 30% off through 11/11 w/ code EXTRA30
Madewell - 25% off select sweaters and boots through Nov 7th w/ code YESPLEASE
Banana Republic - 30% off everything through Nov 11th w/ code BREXCITED
ASOS - 25% off winter wins
Ann Taylor - 60% off sale and select sweaters $49.50
SPLENDID - 25% off through 11/11 w/ code WELOVEYOU
GAP - 30% off through 11/9 w/ code HAPPY

Here are some of my favorite pieces on sale right now:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall Fabulous

I have quite the plaid clothing collection and, as mentioned in this post, I am excited to start busting out it all out for fall. One of my favorite pieces is this scarf I scored last winter from the fine french boutique, Target. It was pretty cold this weekend so I paired it with some warm fall pieces, like my oxblood skinnies. Happy fall everyone!

Target Plaid Scarf (old, similar here and here), H&M Sweater (old, similar here), Madewell Coated Skinny Jeans (last seen here), 
BP Nude FlatsPrada Cat Eye Sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Bag, skinnybling Monogram and floating diamond necklaces