November 29, 2013

Black Friday Roundup

I am hugely obsessed with black friday, and my did thinks it's the funniest thing ever.  It's not that I am obsessed with going out in buying every sale item I can find, I just am fascinated with the whole concept!

Anthropologie: 20% off everything

Aritzia: 10% to 50% off everything, in stores and online

Asos: 20% off everything with code GIMME 20

Brooks Brothers: Additional 15% off

Club Monaco: 30% off with code THANKS30

C.Wonder: 30% off 3 or more items with code GIFTS30

Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY

Groopdealz: 10% off entire order with code GROOPDEALZ

Henri Bendel: Up to 30% off everything with code TURKEY25 + $25 Splurge Card with any purchase + Free Shipping!

Jack Rogers: Up to 50% off

J.Crew: 30% off in stores and online

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything + free shipping on orders over $50 with code HOLIDAY50

Juicy Couture: 40% off everything + 20% off your next purchase when you sign up for emails

Madewell: 25% off entire purchase with code FEAST25

Shopbop: enter code BIGEVENT at checkout for savings

Sunglasshut: Up to 70% off select styles with code BBF70

Tobi: 50% off everything with code FOODCOMA50

Good luck if you're not shopping online today and are brave enough to make it to the stores! :)

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! + OOTD!

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I am so thankful to be spending my dad with my family and for all the yummy food my family and I have been making for the past couple days! This morning my brother and I went to take some OOTD pictures so today you'll be getting two outfits, one from me and another from my brother, Will!

Will's Outfit: Shirt / Pants / Shep Shirt / Boots 
Emma's Outfit: Shirt / Sweater / Pants / Boots from DSW / Bracelets (top (old J.crew), middle, bottom (old J.Crew))

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
Emma and Will too! 

November 27, 2013

Lazy Girl's Guide to: at Home Manicures!

I love having my nails painted, but I am always either too impatient or too busy to wait for them to dry.  So, I come to you today with one of my favorite tips ever for doing my nails! I was a little skeptical of this tip at first, but it really works!!

Step One: Remove any nail polish that you have left on your nail using a nail polish remover, and file your nails to your desired shape. 

Step two: Apply a base coat.  The one i've used is Seche Vite Ridge Filling Basecoat.  I am obsessed with this! It gives the nail polish a perfectly smooth and clean surface to be painted on.

Seche Vite Base Coat
Step three/four: Apply one coat of your nail polish to your nail.  After letting the first coat dry for a few minutes, apply a second coat.  Apply a third coat if the nail polish is sheer, otherwise a third coat probably isn't needed.

Nail Polish from Sephora (Blanking on the exact name!) Also, I realize that I didn't do the neatest job painting but I can assure you that I cleaned it up a little after this photo!
Step five: Apply a top coat.  The top coat that I like to use is also by Seche Vite, it's the dry fast top coat! This top coat makes your nails look so shiny it's ridiculous!!
Look at that shine!!! ;)
Step six: (TIP) Once you've allowed the top coat to dry for about two minutes, run your nails under cold water.  Yes, cold water! I know it sounds weird, but the cold water helps the polish dry! About a minute after running your nails under the water, they'll be dry! I would still be careful not to knock in to anything, but for the most part your nails are dry!!


November 18, 2013

Lazy Girl's Guide to: Looking Cute in a T-Shirt

We all have those days where we've been staying up late studying or we're completely under the weather, and we just don't have the motivation to wear something super cute.  Sweatshirts are my last resort when i'm feeling this way.  To me,  sweatshirts should be saved for after school/work when you are just hanging out.  So, instead I usually turn to a t-shirt.

I've found some great t-shirts at gap, like the one i've featured today.  I love how this t-shirt is a little bit different than your average t-shirt.  The slight pattern in the cotton, and the color adds a little extra to the comfy outfit.

This shirt is very casual on it's own, but to make it more dressy for school i've paired it with one of my favorite j.crew factory necklaces (similar).  It adds a touch of sparkle, and since the necklace isn't too heavy, I can barely feel it which keeps this outfit pretty comfy.

I'm wearing this t-shirt with my J.Crew Pixie pants, which I like to call my almost leggings.  They're almost leggings in the sense that they are so very comfortable, but they aren't quite leggings because they are thick and they have a zipper in the back.  They are perfect for me because I can get away with these at school!

I'm wearing my J.Crew Field jacket over the shirt which completes the outfit giving it a very laid back, but cute look.  I would probably wear a pair of riding boots with this outfit because I feel that riding boots make an outfit instantly look amazing.  Or it could just be that I love boots!

I hope this has inspired you to opt for dressing up a simple t-shirt instead of throwing on a sweatshirt next time you are feeling lazy!


Monogram Monday

Who doesn't love a good monogram to liven up a monday, right? I've gathered up some of my favorite monogram items to share in this post! 

1.  Tortoise Shell iPhone Case: I love this monogrammed case! It's a nice twist on the usual monogram case because of the tortoise shell! It's such a classy way to display your monogram on your phone case!

2.  Laundry Bag: I love this laundry bag because it's so cute and very useful!

3. Gold/Silver Cuff: These bracelets will go with almost any other bracelet so it's perfect for layering!

4. Lilly Pulitzer Keychain: I love this keychain and the lilly pattern in the background adds a nice detail!

5.  Wide Enamel Bangle: One of my favorite bangles of all time! I have this in the thinner version but have been in love with this thicker version ever since I first saw it!

6. Rebecca Minkoff Pouch: This pouch would be perfect for pencils, coupons, coins, buttons, anything really! 

7.  Intarsia Crewneck Sweater: In love with this sweater!!! I just purchased it this past weekend and I can not wait to wear it!! SO cute!

Happy Monday! 

eCw (hehe for monogram monday)

November 13, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1.  J.Crew Factory Necklace: This is the perfect necklace to wear with a sweater over a button down.  Having it peek out under the collar is absolutely adorable and makes the outfit look so much more put together, which is definitely a plus! 
2. Lo Bosworth's Youtube: I am absolutely obsessed! She has great tips and tricks, and I just want to be her best friend! Lo fell of the radar for a little bit (at least mine) so i'm happy i've found her again! Love her channel! 

3. Swoozie's: This website is perfect!! It's a one stop shop for everything! There's tons of monogram jewelry, kate spade, stationary, invitations, you name it! I will definitely be spending a lot of time on this website! 

4.  Anthropologie's Homegrown Monogram Mug: This mug just makes me happy when I drink out of it in the morning or while i'm working on some homework!
5. I See Love by Passenger: This song has made me so happy the past few days, I just love it.  It's so relaxing and the lyrics are beautiful.  Loooove Passenger. 

What are you loving this Wednesday?

C.Wonder Flash Sale!! (1 Day left!!)

I am so excited to wear this outfit I put together for tomorrow! I received this Scottie Sweater in the mail today from C.Wonder, and I am obsessed!! I was reluctant to buy it for awhile but then I saw it had elbow patches, and not just any elbow patches, RED elbow patches.  I was sold.  (and it was on sale).  I paired it with my C.Wonder shrunken boyfriend gingham button down and my red c.wonder pants! I guess tomorrow is just going to be a C.Wonder day! I didn't even plan on wearing them all together until I started trying things on!! 

I wanted to post a little preview to my outfit tonight because C.Wonder is having their flash sale (enter here) only though tomorrow, so I wanted to let you all know about this sweater as soon as possible!!!! 


November 11, 2013

Motivational Monday

This week is already so stressful that I can't believe it's only Monday!! I'm already anticipating at least four tests this week that I think my brain might just shut down before friday rolls around!  But, I secretly love weeks like these because when everything's done and you've gotten through it all it's so relieving.  I don't know, is anyone else like that? Maybe it's just me.

Lately, I've been really into are motivational/inspirational quotes! It's been really uplifting sorting through them that i've started a pinterest board titled "Words", and I thought that i'd share a few of my favorites because maybe you're in need of a little boost this week too! :)

I hope you all can find something to brighten your week, even if you're swimming in work! See more by heading over to my pinterest! 


November 10, 2013

Emma's Gift Guide

I was going to title this post Holiday Gift Guide but I realized that you could really use this gift guide for anything! (Birthdays, Graduation, Anniversaries, etc).  I want to begin by saying that if you will be making some sort of "wish list" this holiday season you should try out! It's a great website where you can attach a link to each item and then you can easily share the list with others! But, let's get on to the actual gift guide!

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Well, there you have it!! Here's my gift guide! This took much longer than I had expected, but I hope it will come in handy when you are buying your friends and family members gifts this holiday season! 



November 9, 2013

"So in love" with Stub Hub

I purchased tickets to see Ed Sheeran at Madison Square Garden for the 29th of October through ticket master towards the end of the summer.  Four of my friends and I took the train into Penn to see the concert and had the greatest time.  I had seen him preform the prior winter at Radio City, but seeing him at MSG was absolutely incredible.  His ability to take control of the audience and make a room full of 18,000 people completely silent is incredible.  We had to leave the concert about half an hour early to make our train to go home which led us to miss the entire encore, where he plays my favorite three songs! 

I guess you could say I was suffering from that "post-concert depression" that everyone seems to talk about, because two days later I found myself browsing on stub hub to see how much tickets for the next concert were going for.  I almost bought some until my friends told me I was crazy and talked my out of it.  But later that night, after submitting my first college app, I saw that tickets at the back of the floor were only $50!!!! I couldn't pass up on that deal so I bought the tickets with some of the money i've made on eBay.   I know, I'm crazy.  Since I bought the tickets the day before the concert StubHub wouldn't be able to ship the tickets to me and i'd have to pick them up at the last minute ticket service location, which was located about a mile from MSG.

Another friend and I took the train again and found the location with absolutely no problems.  Located just a few blocks before Times Square, the location was super easy to get to and the pick up when by very smoothly! My friend and I had a blast seeing the concert (even for the second time) and our seats were amazing, I could not believe that they were only $50!

So, after seeing Ed twice, my parents were very intrigued to see what this guy was all about.  My dad is a huge music buff (he dabbles in Ukulele, haha) so when he heard that Ed uses a loop pedal he was very amazed.  So, on another impulse (probably still suffering from post-concert depression at this point) I asked my dad if he would like to see the concert with me the next thursday if I could find affordable tickets again.  He said yes, and I monitored StubHub for the next few days.  Tickets ranged from $300-$500 when I first looked, so I thought there was no way I would go again because that wouldn't be worth it after I had already seen it twice.  But, the day of the concert the prices dropped a WHOLE lot, and I ended up finding tickets for the second section of the floor at a decent price.  My dad and I picked the tickets up at the same last minute service without any problem again and we really enjoyed the show.  My dad is now a huge Ed Sheeran fan! (probably the oldest Ed fan out there...)

So,  the purpose of this whole story was to share my amazing experience(s) with StubHub!!!! I am so obsessed! I definitely think i'll be ordering more tickets off of StubHub in the future, maybe last minute even because it's pretty fun.  If you've ever been skeptical about the company, don't be!! They are so lovely and reliable and I really appreciate the service!!

I highly recommend that when Ed comes 'round on tour again (sometime next year, I hope) you get ticket(s), and maybe use StubHub! I also recommend that you give yourself a reward from time to time, whether it is tickets to a concert, a shopping trip, a cookie, or a trip to the nail salon, because it is so nice to do that sometimes! I think i've forgotten how important it is to reward myself from time to time!

Don't forget to check out Ed's new songs that he played that'll be on his next album! I'm obsessed with tenerife sea (hence "so in love" with stub hub), and New York is absolutely beautiful!

Ed; Night 1
Cricket and I
Kensey and I

Ed; Night 3


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