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Little Love Notes

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Dear Black Friday shoppers, skip the lines and shop online with my handy list of the most amazing fashion (and design) related Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday sales.

Dear candy apple lovers, I know that it’s kind of sick to be dreaming of any kind of buffet-style eating just hours after a Thanksgiving feast, but this caramel apple bar was too awesome not to share.

Dear turkey, once I can breathe again from last night’s meal, I have big plans for you; namely, the top 10 recipes for leftover turkey.

Dear food talk (and then I swear, I’m done!), making this homemade sweet potato pie for tonight’s Thanksgiving, part deux.  Rumor has it, it’s perfect.

Dear Mindy Kaling fans, a.k.a., everyone, the 19 most relatable tweets from Mindy Kaling.

Dear wedding photogs, beware of photobombers: you never know when Zach Braff will drop in on a wedding shoot.

Dear creatives, is it just me or does Bri Emery (of Design Love Fest) conceptualize and design the most gorgeous photo shoots? Can’t wait to see more of this one.

Dear wanderlust, 10 holiday vacations that will have you packing your bags.

Dear sparkle-obsessed, don’t forget to enter the Swarovski x Rimmel London Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

Image via The Newest Wrinkle // Free People Ikat Hooded Poncho (used as a blanket)


Happy Thanksgiving!

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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.  My thank you is pretty much all-encompassing.  I could not be more grateful for all of the love and support you all have given me and this little blog through the years.  Back in September, when I was launching the newly merged Glitter, Inc., in the midst of the fashion week craziness, I had so many doubts running through my head: Would you all like the new site?  Would everyone be okay with the “merge” of lifestyle and weddings/events?  Would I be able to handle it all?  Would my numbers take a hit?  Would readers still care? But you all alleviated my fears and stuck right by me.  You all are perfect and wonderful and hilarious.  Your comments and e-mails keep me going.  I have so much exciting news to share in the upcoming weeks and months, and I have big hopes for the coming year!  (Can you believe the new year is only a month away!?)

So today, say thanks to the people you love, eat too much turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie (Seriously, embrace those carbs!), and enjoy one another.  Love you all and happy thanksgiving!

And FYI, If you’re hopping online tonight to check out the sales, be sure to visit my growing  list of the most amazing fashion (and design) related Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday sales.

Image via Apartment 34 // Photography by Aubrie Pick // Florals by Natasha Kolenko // Styling and Art Direction by erin hiemstra


The Most Amazing Online Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales (Updated Daily!)


Marrying into a second family means we typically have two Thanksgiving dinners. Thursday we cook and stuff ourselves at my traditional family Thanksgiving dinner, and on Friday we head to hubby’s mom’s for dinner number two. And because we go for round deux, we don’t typically try to hit up the in-store Black Friday sales (I’d also like to hang onto my sanity just a little while longer, and those in-store sales are intense.) And since this is an online publication, I thought what better shopping advice can I give than a round-up of fashion’s favorite online sales.

By the way, over the next few days, I’ll just keep on updating this list with the latest and greatest in Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, so stay tuned!

Shopbop and East Dane: Save 15% when you spend $250, 20% when you spend $500, and a whopping 25% when you spend $1,000 on Shopbop and East Dane from Tuesday (Nov. 26) through Cyber Monday.

Anthropologie: Through December 1st, take 20% off everything on the site (discount reflected at checkout).

Madewell: Take 25% off your entire purchase with code: FEAST25.  (Ends December 2nd.)

J.Crew: Take 25% off your entire order with code GETGIFTING.  On Cyber Monday, take 30% off everything with code MONDAY.

J.Crew Factory: Take 50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50 (through December 2nd).

BaubleBar: BaubleBar‘s big Black Friday Sale is filled with some major discounts: 15% off 2 items with code FRIDAY15, 25% off 3 items with code FRIDAY25, and 35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35.  (It will run all weekend from 11/29 (midnight) through Sunday 12/1.)  On Cyber Monday, Take 20% off site-wide with code CYBER20 or play the Cyber Smash game for a chance to win even bigger prizes – like $100 off!

Vince Camuto: Take 20% off everything with code THANKS online from now through Nov. 30.

Scoop NYC:  Scoop is offering 25% off everything in stores and online.

6pm.com: Rumor has it, 6pm will have tons of awesome deals starting Thanksgiving Day, 11/28, plus a $24.00 sale on one item every hour for 24 hours.

Mr. Kate: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, take 50% off most items at mrkate.com! Plus, on Cyber Monday, take 30% off with free shipping on every order.

Gap: Take 20% off your entire purchase online with code, GAPLOVE. And  everything in store on Black Friday will be 50% OFF!

Joie: Spend $250, save 20%; spend $500, save 30% (Ends December 2nd).

C. Wonder: Take 40% off 4 items or more + free shipping with code GIFTS40 (December 2nd, only).

Alice + Olivia: Take 25% off site wide (Ends December 2nd).

OTTE: Take 20% off site-wide (Ends December 2nd).

Image via Love You, Mean It


Little Love Notes

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Dear LC, your office re-design is spectacular.  Always feminine with vintage touches, Domaine Home did a lovely re-do on your Paper Crown offices.

Dear holiday crafters, Amber (who I met and loved instantly at last year’s Alt Summit), has published Toile, a holiday gift guide/magazine for “creative and crafty people.”  Glue gun in hand.

Dear readers, in case you missed it, I launched this year’s Gift Guide series, starting with a cheeky little round-up for your favorite bloggers and what to get your gracious hosts; plus a few gifts you’ll be hard-pressed not to purchase for yourself ( … I already bought three.)

Dear Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beer Soft Pretzels with Mozzarella and Parmesan, well don’t you sound fabulous. Have I mentioned how much I love pretzels?

Dear Adam Levine, I’m trying to decide if I love you or hate you (post rumors of your role as People’s Sexiest Man Alive).  You pull of cardigans flawlessly, and I like your tattoos, and you seem just the right amount of quirky charming on “The Voice,” but then I read this.  Could you be a closet douche?  By the way, love this, from the article: “Apart from Alan Alda and Beyoncé, there’s probably not a single person on this planet who we can all agree is sexy.”

Dear Thanksgiving newbies, if you’ve never tackled cooking your very own Turkey Day meal, stick to the NY Times’ Essential Thanksgiving Guide.  Also, pace yourself.

Dear Target bar cart, I want you all over again after seeing Mandy’s dessert set-up.  Pie on a cart?  I love it.

Dear weekend, currently doing the weekend happy dance.  So happy to see you!

Get the origins of these sweet little love notes, here.

Image via Domaine Home // Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown Offices


Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales

I have a confession to make, I’m no good at Black Friday shopping.  I hate crowds, I can’t stand squabbling over anything, and I need regular diet coke and latte breaks.  So I stick to online shopping.  It’s safer.  I put together a quick list of the best sales I’ve seen this long Holiday weekend … with a fashion slant, of course.

Shopbop is offering up to 35% off with code: BIGEVENT12 (Finally going to snag these jeans + this amaze-balls bag!)

25% off & free ship on everything at Madewell code: TREAT (Loving these adorable sunnies!)

20% off sitewide at ASOS with code: BLACKFRIDAYBONUS ( … coveted leopard coat at an amazing price!)

Get 25% off your purchase at J.Crew with code: COLOR25 (Want. So Bad.)

Up to 50% off at Nordstrom (A sequin blazer? Yes, please!)

Bloomingdales is offering up to 50% off and $25 off every $200 you spend

30% off sale items at DVF with code: HOLIDAYSALE

20% off the entire Alice + Olivia site (Time for a new party dress!)

Up to 35% off everything at BaubleBar + a free gift!

Select merchandise is 20% off at AllSaints with code: THANKS (Hello, dream boots!)

I’ll keep updating this list as I find new and amazing deals!

Original Image via The Glamorai // Shoes: Schutz


Thanksgiving Style

This year, hubby and I have Thanksgiving dinners both Thursday and Friday, and I have a whole lot of cooking to do.  It’s always a dilemma trying to balance looking cute for guests while simultaneously boiling potatoes and checking the turkey.  This year, I’m going for flats, and a pretty apron to cover the guest-worthy look.  Plus, the loose-fitting peplum allows for plenty of pie-eating, the real beauty of the holiday!

Get the look: Tutu Peplum Top // Cardigan // Hair Ties // Ikat Skinny Cords // Apron // Salt and Pepper // Craft Measuring Spoons // Leopard Loafers // Meow Measuring Cups

I hope you all have a perfect holiday!  Eat plenty, enjoy your friends and family, and save me some pie!