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My Weekly Outfits: 12/11-12/17

My Weekly Outfits: 12/11-12/17

Another week, another round of my outfits. Y'all can check them out daily on my instagram page - I've been quite good about keeping it updated, tbh - but I do like to do a weekly roundup for the blog, too.

Some highlights - 
1. My favorite Steve Madden over the knee boots are still on sale at Nordstrom Rack, but they're running out fast.
2. Madewell is having a great 25% off sale (with code ADDTOCART). I've included links for my Madewell sweater dress, plaid shirt, and turtleneck below. 
3. If anyone can suggest some black over the knee boots that won't break the bank but stay up, please comment on this post! I haven't worn my black pair in weeks because literally as soon as I start to walk, they fall down my calf. So much for over the knee!

Red Bell Sleeve Mini Dress (similar) | Steve Madden Slayer Over the Knee Boots

J. Crew Faux Fur Vest | Paige Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Plaid Shirt (similar) | Steve Madden Slayer Over the Knee Boots

Madewell Fair Isle Turtleneck (similar) | Tory Burch Black Booties (similar) | Zella High-Waist Leggings

525 America Turtleneck Dress (similar) | Steve Madden Slayer Over the Knee Boots

Madewell Plaid Flannel Shirt (similar) | UGG Classic Shearling Lined Short BootsZella High-Waist Leggings

Have a wonderful Sunday - hopefully it's not too scary! I have to grocery shop for this week, but I don't want to buy too much because I leave Friday afternoon to go back to Connecticut for Christmas! Cannot believe it's 8 days away!!!! 

Shop all my outfits below!

My Go-To Glowy Skin Products

My Go-To Glowy Skin Products

I am not one of those matte skin, instagram-chiseled type of girls. I looooove dewy, glory, lit-from-within skin. As someone who is constantly craving moisturized and beyond hydrated skin, I chug water like it's my JOB and have narrowed down the best products to fake it til I make it. 

Let's start with skincare. Right now I'm using the Reviving Mint Cleanser from Targeted Skin in the morning, and a BeautyCounter Charcoal Bar with my Clarisonic at night. I like to be super exfoliated so there's no dry skin to prevent me from perfectly glowy skin, and the Clarisonic reallyyyy helps with that - I'm definitely on the drier side the skin spectrum. 

A couple times a week, I use a Formula 10.0.6 peel mask. I've done a post on this brand before, and the obsession is still very much alive and while. I actually just picked up a new peel mask, the Be Berry Smooth Moisturizing Mask. I have the illuminating mask and the skin brightening mask, but I definitely wanted something to add some moisture back to my skin. I really like it so far!

Next up, moisturizer. My favorite Clinique Moisture Surge Gel-Moisturizer is almost empty, and let me tell you, that's pretty big deal for me. I love trying new products and I never really completely go through an entire product (with the exception of mascara). This stuff is amazing. It has the strangest consistency but it really, really, really hydrates your skin. At night, I like to use an oil, like the Beautycounter Brightening Facial Oil, to soak in overnight.

As far as eye cream, I have found a new holy-grail product: the Luminous Eye Cream from Targeted Skin. I almost wanted to do a whole separate post just dedicated to this stuff. It is glowy to the point of literally almost being a highlighter. It's unreal. Also, it's currently 10% off through December, and if you buy it in a bundle on the Targeted Skin website with another great eye product, it's wayyyy discounted! I have actually started putting this cream on places other than my eye area, like my brow bone and cheekbones. It's like a luminous primer before the primer!

...which leads me to the primer. I just started using the Becca Backlit Priming Face Filter Primer (what a mouthful) and I'm hooked. It's super glowy - a little goes a long way, ladies. After moisturizing, I apply this primer all over and let it soak in for a minute or two before I use foundation.

Yes, I've started to use foundation again. Just a little bit! I really like the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - I'm currently using the shade Deauville, because I am that pale right now. I apply it with a damp BeautyBlender so I don't use too much product - I try to make it as sheer as possible. The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is a fan favorite, and I have it in the shade Vanilla.

If you want extra-dewy skin, try to stick to cream-based products rather than powder based. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Cream is actually fantastic, and I've used it for years. I have it in Champagne Pop, and have yet to try the other colors, but this is so, so pretty and actually melts into your skin. Sephora is having a huge *sale* right now and this product is at a discounted price! Yay! 

As for powders, one of my favorite beauty products of all time is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous. I am not lying when I say it's in my top 5 fave products EVER and it is soooooooo worth the higher price tag. It's like Facetune in real life. Unreal. 

Lastly, and something I'm super excited about receiving, is the Becca Après Ski Glow Face Palette. It was also on sale at Sephora yesterday, and I have sampled it a couple of times during trips to Ulta. It includes two blushes, one bronzer, and three highlighters. SO PRETTY. SO GLOWY. So no, I have yet to fully experience the power of this palette, but stay tuned. 

What products do y'all like to use to make your skin extra glowy and hydrated? Let me know!!

My Weekly Outfits: 12/4-12/11

My Weekly Outfits: 12/4-12/11

Happy Monday. It's been a hot minute since I posted my weekly outfits, so this is a slightly larger round up of the past two weeks. Between strep and holiday parties, and I even went to another Panthers game yesterday, I am tired and worn out and just want to sleep but instead I have to go to work and be super healthy to look good in my New Years Eve dress. 


Anyway, here ya go!

Free People Teddy Peacoat | J. Crew Turtleneck Sweater (similar) | Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Tory Burch Over the Knee Boots (similar)

J. Crew Sadie Pointy Toe FlatsPaige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Target A New Day Turtleneck Sweater

Madewell Cowl Neck Sweater Dress (similar) | Steve Madden Norri Boots

Dl1961 'Florence' Instasculpt Crop Skinny JeansLilly Pulitzer Ramona Sweater | Steve Madden Slayer Boots

Faux Shearling Vest (similar) | J. Crew Turtleneck Bodysuit (similar) | Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Rag & Bone Newbury Bootie

French Connection Anna Patchwork Sweater |  Paige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | Stuart Weitzman 5050 Leather Over the Knee Boots

ASOS Double Pom BeanieLoft Shimmer Fairisle Turtleneck SweaterPaige Transcend Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans | UGG Classic Short Boots

The Best Online Sales of the Week

The Best Online Sales of the Week

Happy Friday! It is chilly and gross here in Charlotte today - apparently it's supposed to snow, but it's only 40 degrees so right now it's just rainy. Bring on the cold weather! 

I've decided I can't online shop for myself until I get my family Christmas presents - seriously, they're really hard to shop for - so here are a bunch of sales for y'all to enjoy while I rack my brain for things to buy other people.

Anthropologie: 30% off all winter clothing and accessories
ASOS: 30% off selected items
Baublebar: 25% off with code GIFT25
J. Crew: 35% off and free shipping with code FRIDAY
Loft: 40% off with code NEWNOW
Macy's: 30% off with code FRIEND
Madewell: 20% off 100%, 30% off $200 with code OHWHATFUN
Off Broadway: Buy one get one 50% off all shoes
Victoria's Secret: Free 2 Day Shipping on orders over $125 with code SHIP2DAY

Reallyyyy loving the Tisbury Turtleneck from Anthro. Comes in like 5 colors (my fave is the ivory option) and looks super cozy. Obviously, J. Crew, Madewell, and Loft have great sweater options available right now, too. The go-to's, if you will.

I expressed my love for these pom pom earrings in yesterday's post, and I'm currently wearing this pom pom beanie (much to the chagrin of my coworkers). Pom poms are in, y'all!

Lastly, honorable mention for my new favorite coat, on sale at Macy's and Nordstrom now.

Shop away!

My Favorite Statement Earrings for the Holidays

My Favorite Statement Earrings for the Holidays

I am currently planning my New Year's Eve outfit, and I am on the hunt for big, fun statement earrings. My dress is black and I need something fun to spruce things up. Currently Baublebar is having 25% off with code GIFT25 so run with that little tidbit of info.

Baublebar Canary Pom Pom Drop EarringsBaublebar Gabriela Tassel Fringe Earrings | Baublebar Gigi Pom Pom EarringsBaublebar Miana Tassel Drop EarringsBaublebar Parisian Feather Tassel Drop EarringsBaublebar Rosabella Tassel Drop Earrings | Baublebar Taylor Tassel Earrings | Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Statement Drop Earrings | Kate Spade New York Pouf EarringsSheila Fajl Everybody's Favorite Hoops

Okay guys, I am in the midst of a MAJOR obsession with pom poms and faux fur lately. Like, on everything. The obsession doesn't stop at jewelry, too. The Gigi Pom Pom Earrings from Baublebar in the hot pink (Magenta) are TO DIE FOR. They're so extra it's amazing. I also love the Kate Spade Pouf Earrings - they come in three colors and are just a single pom. 

Obviously, tassels are still very much a thing and very much stepping up their game. See: Rosabella Tassel Drops, Gabriela Tassel Fringe, Taylor Tassel, and Miana Tassel Drops. So many options, so many colors, perfect for the holiday season.

If you're looking for a feathered earring, then check out the Parisian Feather Tassel Drop Earrings from Baublebar. Aren't they fun!? 

Shop more of my picks below!

My Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Less

My Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Less

Happy Wednesday! Apologies for the late post. I found out I had strep throat last night, had to be at work at 6:30AM this morning, and have been lying on my couch and sleeping since noon. I have too much to do and too many holiday parties to go to be sick! I am forcing myself to get better in the next 12 hours. 

In the meantime, here's my guide to stocking stuffers. 

The goal for stocking stuffers is to be small and easily wrapped. My girlfriends and I would frequently give Hanky Panky's as quick and easy stocking stuffers because 1. you can never have too much underwear and 2. they're the best.

For beauty products, there are a few options. Love the Drybar Hair Clips, as well as a perfume rollerball. Both are small and have a lot of bang for your buck.

REMEMBER JUICY TUBES? What a throwback. The colors in this gift set are actually super pretty and left me feeling super nostalgic. I am definitely more of a gloss girl than a matte girl, and this discounted set is perfect to slip into a stocking. If you want to go a more trendy and less expensive route, then there's the Balm Dot Com from Glossier. If I had the chance, I would switch out all my skincare for Glossier products - not because I've tried any of them, just because of the sheer packaging, marketing, and vibe around the company alone. Also, Emily Weiss is everything. 

I am so impressed by this Baublebar gift set - three fringe earrings! In amazing colors! The light pink is so pretty, green is so flattering, and the black is perfect for every occasion. Baublebar actually has a lot of good gift sets available, plus 25% off right now with the code GIFT25.

I'm honestly super obsessed with Popsockets, and actually need to get a new one since I upgraded my phone last month. Basically, a Popsocket is a little accessory that sticks on to the back of your iPhone and moves up and down, making it easier to hold onto your phone. Necessary? Absolutely not. Fun? Of course. Plus, they're only $10 and can be found at their website or on Amazon!

Other quick gifts include sunglasses, candle sets, sleep masks, key chains - all inexpensive, all easy to pack in a stocking!

Shop more of my favorites below!

What to Wear: Holiday Party

What to Wear: Holiday Party

I totally wish I was going to some fancy Christmas party this year so I can wear some fancy, sparkly dress, however I only have various holiday-themed pregames to attend. 

Cue the going out-outfit with a Santa hat.

But, I am currently planning a fun New Years Eve that includes dressing up in Black Tie. I am very excited for this, because honestly the last time I got all dolled up for a party was my SENIOR SPRING of college. WHAT!?

Anyway, here is my guide on what to wear to a holiday party.

As of right now, I am going to be wearing the J. Crew tie-waist strapless dress in black (shown above) with some big earrings and heels. Am I considering clip-in hair extensions? Actually, yes. Do I hype up NYE more than I should? Definitely yes. The dress is ordered in two sizes, because I honestly don't know what size I'm in in J. Crew, so TBD if this is my actual dress. 

I have a veryyy similar version of the Astr the Label Lace Midi Dress, and guys, it's amazing. It's honestly a great year-round party dress, so think of it as a wise investment!

I also really love the idea of a velvet jumpsuit. Navy, dark green, dark red. Love. Express currently has a velvet jumpsuit that's HALF OFF so go to their website immediately and shop.

Last year I was obsessed with anything and everything Club Monaco, especially their feather skirts. A shimmery, thin turtleneck with a feather skirt sounds AMAZING to me. 

What are y'all wearing for the holiday season? Let me know!

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