The best Cyber Monday 2014 Deals

Monday, December 1, 2014

Find all of the best Cyber Monday deals from your favorite retailers! Happy Shopping!
Luna B: This Hunington Beach shop is offering 30% off all orders $100 or more.
Code: Cybermonday

Forever 21: Everyone’s favorite store to buy basic tees and party dresses! They are offering and extra 30% off sale and an additional 20% off before noon
Code: Early20

Madewell: Take 25% off your entire purchase!
Code: Gifton

Topshop: This trendy shop offers shoppers 30% off selected items, 2 for 1 on sale, and 30% off all jewelry
Code: Promo is automatically added at check out

Zara: Take 50% off selected items until midnight and free shipping!
Code: Discount added at check out

H&M: Get 30% off your fashionable purchases and free shipping from this top retailer!
Code: 2896

American Apparel: They call it their largest sale ever so you better take advantage of it. 30% off the entire website including sale! If you are a Le Club member you’ll get 40% off!
Code: Bestmonday This site has all of your favorite brands and it becomes even more fabulous when everything is on sale! The site is offering 15% off orders of $250, 20% off orders of $500, and 25% off orders of $1,000.
Code: GOBIG14

American Eagle: This is my favorite place to buy ALL of my denim! Today they are offering 40% off your entire purchase and free shipping!
Code: Cyberday

Urban Outfitters: My favorite quirky shop is offering $50 off $150, $25 off $100, and $15 off $25.
Code: Discount will be taken at checkout

Back to Werk

Friday, September 5, 2014

Top to Bottom (left to right): Albenny Top, $48. Fabienne Top, $66. Cutout Bra, $48. Sandie Tote, $28. Eara Short, $42. Saleena Crop Pant, $64. Odonna Bra, $42.

Now that school is back in full force it is hard to find the time to squeeze in workout sessions. Before you get into the habit of work, school, homework, prepare for work, repeat here are a few tips on how to make sure that you work up a sweat and look great while doing it!

1. Schedule your workouts - Sit down at the start of your week and pick out a time each day when you will work out. It should be something you can commit to (3 days a week or every day for 30 minutes) so that you don't set unrealistic standards. Having scheduled workouts makes getting physical a priority and makes backing out a lot harder.

2. Workout with a pal - This is my plan of action. I work out with my coworker during our lunch breaks and it is the best. We get to laugh and encourage each other and it brings in the factor of being accountable.

3. Find clothes that make you want to workout - There are days when I'm lagging and I really would rather eat fast food and read magazines on my lunch break but I know at the end of the day I'll regret it. Those are the days when I go to work in my workout clothes. Beware...I'm a copywriter with my own cubicle and my job luckily does not have a dress code whatsoever. This is where it is important to have workout clothes that can be worn for everyday purposes like going to work or running errands.

Back To School Must Haves

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's that time of year again! A time for a fresh start and brand new wardrobe - Back-To-School!
Now that the unofficial day of summer is a thing of the past its time to buckle down and focus on school! No matter what age you are, the start of the school year is a time to start fresh and but your best foot forward. Here are a few items that will make the transition from summer to fall easy breezy!
Grade School
Left to right (Top to bottom): , Republic of Pigtails, $24. GirlsButton Down Shirt, Target. Neon Landscape Notebook, Brika. Fine Day Press NotebookSet, $17. Ollie Honest Legging, $32. Brika Polka Dot Backpack, $45. Baby G Casio Watch, $140.

 High School


If you are nervous on your first day here are a few tips on how to shake the jitters and shine like a diamond!

1.       Understand that everyone is nervous too! It’s easy to think that you are the only person who feels uncomfortable on the first day of school but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone is trying to find out where they will fit in and make their mark so chill out and take it easy on yourself.

2.       Be Yourself – This is super cliché advice but it’s the truth. I am the queen of making awkward jokes when I get nervous and I spin into the cycle of being more uncomfortable because I’m uncomfortable. I always have to remind myself that I’m fine in my own skin and if people like me that’s great but if they don’t (and some won’t) I’ll be fine.

3.       Get Involved – If you are worried about making friends or amping up your applications for college or grad  school getting involved is the perfect way to pave your way. Find groups and events to lend your time to and you’ll find plenty of friends and people who are interested in the same things you are. Schools and jobs are interested in people that are proactive and want to be involved so get involved and prove that you are talented beyond acing all of your classes (because you will of course!).
What is your favorite back to school essential item?

Mani Monday: Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pacifica's Purple Haze, $9.00
Last month, Pacifica launched their new 7 free nail polish, a new category for the brand via their color collection, which launched last year. There are so many brands out there doing 5 free, but Pacifica took it up a notch and is doing 7 free, meaning it is free of parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde and resin and full of color!

With 25 shades, you can dress up your digits with a new look throughout the entire summer.  And, you can feel great about it knowing that the polish is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

When I received this nail polish I wasn't expecting much because I never used a 7 free nail polish. I thought it was going to be watered down and chip easily (I'm a monster when it comes to manicures) but I was pleasantly surprised. It is chalked full of color and the manicure last just as long as a chemical filled polish.

I'm trying to live a cleaner life, eating a plant based diet and using as little chemicals on my skin as possible so this nail polish is a perfect fit!

For more information, check out the Pacificia website (great makeup too)!

Have you tried this polish? Share your thoughts below!

Iris Von Arnim's 35th Anniversary Sweater

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cashmere brand Iris von Arnim is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year with the launch of a special, limited edition anniversary Casanova Sweater. 

The Casanova Sweater ($995) is made of 100% cashmere and is available now on!.
The uber cute pug sweater is inspired by the motif sweaters Iris von Arnim first became known for in the 1980's. “There was no pattern or motive safe from me. Whether it was an elephant or a Paul Klee - I was inspired by everything” says Iris von Arnim. 
Iris von Arnim, who has knit for the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Ben Affleck and Cate Blanchett, first took up knitting after a car accident in the 1970's left her hospital bound for several months. The company is now one of the most widely recognized and respected cashmere brands in Europe, where Iris is fondly knows as 'Cashmere Queen'. 
Yes….we know it's the height of summer but this limited edition sweater has been released in limited quantities so won't be around for long. Get it while it's hot (literally!)

Father's Day Gift Guide Pt. 1

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Up your Father’s Day repertoire with our handy guide to all the best gifts for your number one MAN - DAD! 

Nixon Sentry Leather Watch, WATCH IT!, Fossil Townsman Chronograph Watch, WATCH IT!, Diesel Franchise Watch, WATCH IT!, Vestal Canteen Leather, WATCH IT!

What Mom Really Wants This Mother's Day

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day is the one day a year that people want to go all out for their mom. It is a day to show your appreciation and give your mom gifts that she will enjoy. Rather than giver her chocolate and flowers, here are a few choices that will leave her happy and stylish!

What are you getting your mom for mother's day?

 Skagen Gitte watch, WATCH IT!. BIRKA Tea Towels, Birka. Canoe Suede Moccasin, Manitobah. Jupiter short sleeve top, Hye Park and Lune. Mid-rise Crop Jeans, Guess. Charlotte Studs, Hillberg and Berk. Macaroon Notecards, Brika.  Because I Love You bangles, Alex and Ani.


Monday, April 14, 2014

My jealousy was full blown this weekend after seeing photos of all my friends hanging out at Coachella. While music is a part of my core, I am not a huge fan of crowds so I chose to live stream it at my house.

I am 50 miles away from Indio, Ca so I did not miss the extremely hot days and freezing desert nights. However, I did miss all of the fun outfits people plan for months and all of the sweet pool parties.

If I had to choose my favorite performance from weekend 1 it would be Solange’s set. She is fun and her persona is the essence of Coachella and the surprise appearance by Beyonce was amazing!

Here are a few photos from the event!

Did you go to Coachella? Who was your favorite performance?

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Roses are red, violets are blue, we've picked these gifts just for you! From
stylist tees
to jewelry
to paper goods
, check out the sweet and chic styles that are sure to make everyone on your list feel the love."


Hye Park & Lune Mars Top ($79) | Sugar Bean Loved Necklace ($81) | Bond No. 9 New York Candle ($97) | Madison et Cie Espadrille ($135) | Smythson Notebook ($80) | Mileti Swimsuit (Top $108, Bottom $89) | Walnut Paperie Postcard ($18) | Clinique Happy ($37)

What do you want for Valentine's Day?

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts

Thursday, February 13, 2014

With only one day left until Valentine's Day the pressure is on to find that gift and ALEX AND ANI has the perfect bangle for all the special people in your life.
Choose from The Perfect Pair and Lovebirds bangles from their Valentine's Day collection or go with the Love Wrap, Because I Love You set or Swan bangle. Stack them together, mix and match or wear them individually - these bangles are a gift that represent love - sharing and receiving love. 

Links to this brand:

Brands We Love: CCH Collection Spring 2014 Collection

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Now that the holidays are over I am looking forward to wearing bring colors and shorts without tights and jackets. CCH Collection's Spring 2014 line has the perfect pieces to transition from winter into spring.  
CCH Collection is a contemporary women's clothing line that is owned and designed by sisters Alston Armfield and Carter Johnston. CCH Collection embodies a look that is crisp and sophisticated, yet simple and easy to wear. CCH Collection has been featured on fashion blogs such as Style Hawk, Girl Around Town, The Nearby and Design Omnivore.
Here is their 2014 Spring Look book (I can't get enough of the tshirt tunic dresses)!

What are your favorite pieces from this line?
For more information on the CCH Collection:

GQ Magazine Super Bowl XLVIII Kick Off Party

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Who's still not talking about the Super Bowl game that gave the Seattle Seahawks their first Super Bowl Title? On January 31st, celebrities kicked off Super Bowl XLVII with a VIP party at the Boom Boom Room atop The Standard Hotel in New York City. The party was sponsored by GQ Magazine, Patrón Tequila, Van Heusen, and Miller Fortune.

Guests included Andy Cohen, Ashley Greene, Chris Bosh, Erin Andrews, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica White, John Varvatos, Kate Upton, Macklemore, Meek Mill, Michael B. Jordan, Peter Facinelli, Shay Mitchell, Terry Crews; current and former NFL stars Aaron Rogers, Colin Kaepernick, Jerry Rice, Nick Mangold, Vernon Davis, Victor Cruz and many others.

 San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Sportscaster Erin Andrews 

Swedish professional ice hockey player Henrik Lundqvist.

Former Football Player Jerry Rice

Models Jessica White, Emily DiDonato, Patricia Van Der Vilet, and Nicole Williams. 

 GQ Magazine's editor-in-chief Jim Nelson

New York Knick's basketball star JR Smith 

Model/Actress Kate Upton 

  Grammy Award winning rapper Macklemore
 New York Met's baseball star Matt Harvey.
Rapper Meek Mill  

GQ's deputy editor Michael Hainey and Giltman's VP of Brand Relations Brooke Cundiff.  

Pretty Little Liars Star Shay Mitchell
Inside the Party

Inside GQ Magazine's Superbowl XLVIII kick off party at the Standard hotel.

Jim Nelson, Kate Upton, and Justin Verlander.

Jim Nelson, Michael B. Jordan, and Chris Mitchell.

Bravo's Andy Cohen
 That Awkward Moment's star Michael B. Jordan
Model Tyson Beckford