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Black Friday Sales!


Happy Black Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I woke up so tired from all the food haha. Andrew and I are going to take on the crowds this afternoon to knock some Christmas shopping off the list. I also need to pick up some Christmas decorations. I’ve listed some sales I think are amazing today, and they are all online so you don’t even need to leave the house!

Happy Shopping!


Sephora is having $10 deals on some AMAZING products!
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Target is having 40% off all Women’s apparel and accessories!

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Nordstrom is have is having an additional 25% off already marked down items.

Some things are over 60% off!

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Loft is having a huge 40% off sale with code BF40!

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If you are looking for Holiday decor here are some stores with great deals today!

Pottery Barn: 30% off select items

Pier 1: 30% off select items

West Elm: up to 40% off

One Kings Lane: up to 75% off



Gift Guide: Working Girl


Up next in my series of gift guides is my personal favorite (see gift guide #1 here). I’m pretty much obsessed with office supplies. I’m currently working on updating my office and making it a place where I can be inspired. And you clearly see my color preference here. If you know someone who loves creating a pretty workspace, then here are some gift ideas for you. Or if that person is you, then send this list along to your parents, spouse or anyone else needing some gift ideas for you! In an ideal world, I’d snap my fingers and this entire list would appear magically beside me! (Can you even handle that mouse pad?!)Gift Guide: The Working Girl

headphones $200.00 // pens $14.95 //  tape dispenser $24.95 // water bottle $42.00

 card holder $30.00 // book $9.60 // candle $26.00 // print $10.00

pencil holder $14.95 //mouse pad $19.00 //phone case $40.00 // notebooks $16.80

calendar $26.95 // planner $40.00 // mug $25.00



Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Her


It is officially time to start holiday shopping! I am going to be posting a series of gift guides to help you through this holiday season. I’m starting off with stocking stuffers. These are smaller items that are fine to gift alone or add to any other gift. Can I put these on my wish list as well?! Also I’ll have a post on Black Friday with all the great deals going on so don’t miss out on that! Happy Shopping!

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

phone case $35.00 // necklace $38.00 // earrings $8.00 // bracelets $24.95 // drybar products $30.00

mug $18.00 // luggage tag $29.00 // lip kit $25.00 // dish $18.00 // mittens $6.90 // skincare $24.00

 book $15.00 // sunnies $7.90 // candle $20.00 // perfume $45.00 // scarf $40.00



Getting Festive


So I’m fully aware that it’s still November, but I’m so ready for Christmas. I walked through Target yesterday and couldn’t stop staring at all their holiday decor. If you like metallics and white, you need to go take a look at their new things. I was just scrolling through Joss & Main, which has become a morning ritual now, and got sucked into the Christmas stuff. I even took out some holiday decor pieces I had in storage last night and tried to put them up super nonchalant so Andrew wouldn’t be able to tell. Here is my compromise, I’m decorating ‘wintery’ right now. No santa’s or red and green is up in our home, just whites and metallics. So if you want to start decorating but be secretive about it, I came up with some ‘winter’ picks that will get you in the mood, but won’t make you look like a Christmas freak. (Confession: Michael Buble Holiday is currently playing on my Pandora.)

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Holiday Plaid


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Merry almost Christmas! I feel like I have so much to do before Christmas, and it is practically here! I am so looking forward to seeing all my family. My niece and nephew will be here tonight and I am sooo happy. Do you have some big plans? I am trying to think of a great dessert for Christmas Eve but have zero ideas. If you have any great dessert recipe’s let me know in the comments! I hope you all enjoy today’s post and also your time with your friends and family this week!


top: c/o windsor

sweater: urban outfitters (similar)

scarf: loft (similar)

pants: c/o fashion nova (use code XOKENDRA for a discount)

bag: c/o windsor (similar)

boots: nordstrom


 


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins


So I made these muffins last week and they were a hit! I might make them again today because I kinda miss them. They are so moist and soft, and have the best flavor. Another thing that is great about these muffins, is that they are great for breakfast. You can always add cream cheese frosting for more of a dessert, but I like them as is. Let me know if you try this recipe out! You won’t regret it! xoxo



Ingredients:

3 large eggs
2 tablespoons molasses
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
1 3/4 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup soft butter

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Recipe:

1) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the pan with papers.

2) Whisk together the eggs, molasses, and pumpkin purée. Set aside.

3) Whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

4) Add the soft butter, mixing with an electric mixer until evenly crumbly. The mixture will look like coarse sand.

5) Add the egg mixture a bit at a time, beating well with an electric mixer after each addition. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.

6) Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, mounding the cups full. The batter will rise above the level of each cup; that’s fine.

7) Let the muffins rest for 10 minutes.

8) Bake the muffins for 22 to 25 minutes (22 was perfect), until the middle springs back when lightly touched. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Best served warm.


Bundled


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top/coat/pants/booties/necklace/sunnies

(fyi- I purchased my pieces in-store, so the selection online varies)


Nothing feels more like the holidays like a warm coat. I found this beautiful burgundy coat at H&M and knew I had to style an outfit around it. I like wearing one piece in a rich color, and pairing everything else around it. I chose these awesome pants that have a block of denim at the calf and a printed shirt that has a quilted feel to it. My trusty brown booties go with every outfit, so this one was no exception! It has finally cooled down in southern California and I couldn’t be happier. We are supposed to get rain tonight, but not nearly as much as other places right now. If you are in a blizzard or rain storm stay safe! I hope you all are having a great week!


 


Gift Guide for the Techie


gift guide for the techie

1 instant film camera/2 portable speaker/3 headphones/4 charger

5 touch-screen gloves/6 iphone case/key chain/8 camera strap

9 ipad cover/10 portable charger/11 bluetooth speaker/12 wristlet


 

Who said tech stuff was just for guys? There are so many cute products out on the market that are perfect for the people in your life that love gadgets. Long gone are the days of ugly charging cords and headphones. I have searched the internet for the most fashion forward tech items that are perfect for gifting. Frends, ban.do, and Kate Spade are my top brands for super cute gear. The best part is, you can order all of these online so you don’t even have to leave the house!


 


Gift Guide for the Homemaker


Gift Guide

1 pillow/2 cake stand/3 copper mugs/4 rolling pin/5 glasses/6 coffee mug/7 candle

8 apron/9 ice bucket/10 towel/11 cookie stamp/12 coasters/13 salt & pepper


So here’s the deal. I was shopping online for some cute home gift ideas, and got suckered in to One King’s Lane. Holy cow. Why don’t more people talk about this site? If you don’t already know, I am obsessed with home decor. Andrew and I are on the hunt for a house right now, but are waiting until we save some more money. I really spend a lot of my time dreaming of my future home. Pinterest is a great place where I can put all my ideas and find so much inspiration. Once we do get a house you can expect a lot more decor posts. So in the meantime I am going to show you what I’m lusting over. Usually I pick items from multiple stores online, but I could not leave One King’s Lane. Most of their pieces are right up my alley and they are having some amazing sales right now. I am so in love with copper and marble decor accents, and the site is filled with them! I mean…can we take a moment and check out that rolling pin…?! I hope this gives you some great gift ideas!



Shimmering Bronze Tutorial


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Today I have a fun and festive holiday makeup tutorial. Honestly you can wear this look to so many things. Holiday party, out to dinner, shopping…anything! The face is basically what I’ve been doing for the past month, so you can see what products have been in my rotation. For the eyes I did a smokey bronze look. and added some glitter in the end to amp it up a bit. I hope you all enjoy!


 

Laura Mercier Primer
Cover FX Foundation P40
Beauty Blender
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer / Light
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Inglot shadows for brows / Matte 360 & Matte 327
Cover FX Loose Powder / Light
Alima Pure Bronzer / Sedona
Alima Pure Highlight / Luna
Morphe Eye Shadow Palette / 35W
Physicians Formula Eye Booster
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Loreal Extreme Extensions Mascara Waterproof
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Liner
Mac Blush / Tenderling
Bobbi Brown Blush / Pale Pink
Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick / Can’t Get Enough
NYX Glitter Liner