Super Sweater Sale

So I don’t normally do a double post on Sundays, but I was browsing Target.com this morning and found that there is an early Black Friday sale going on…40% off most women’s sweaters!!!

I ALWAYS want to share good news, so Here. You. Go!

I’m loving the below picks (just clicked on the picture to be taken to the sweater of your choice), and I might be breaking my no-shop ban just to score some serious sweater deals (which if the weather we’ve experienced lately is any indication of how winter is going to go…I’m going to need them!).

Gift Guide for the Interior Decorator

As you may know, this gift guide series has been going strong for two weeks now (first guide here; second guide here) and continues every Thursday up until Christmas (that’s 7 Gift Guides!). I’ll be posting a gift guide for a specific individual that you might be having some trouble shopping for. I’m going to try to keep all the gifts under $50 for sure and hopefully the majority of them in the $25-30 range. Most of the items will be from Target (because I love the heck out of that place), but if I find something I truly love elsewhere, I might throw it on there!

If there’s a particular person you are shopping for and need advice on what to get them, let me know and I can try to arrange a post for that person! Sound good?

Here we go then!

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The 2014 Gift Guides continue with your favorite interior decorator! They’re the first to comment on feng shui y may seem similar to last week’s Glitzy and Glamorous girl, but they’re in a league of their own…and their team color?

PINK.

The INTERIOR DECORATOR
Habitat: West Elm, IKEA, the candle aisle of your local Target
Loves: fresh flowers in matching (or contrasting) color vases, knick-knacks (for gee-gaws as my beloved mother calls them), picture frames, fluffy pillows
Dislikes: bad natural light, windows with no curtains, mismatched color schemes

Check out my picks (all $50 or under) for your favorite interior decorator!

  1. Art.com Bicycle Print (more wall decor here)
  2. Threshold Multicolored Embroidered Medallion Throw Pillow
  3. Threshold Glass Bottles in Wire Rack (how cute would this be as a bunch of bud vases?)
  4. Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book
  5. Threshold Desktop Globe (we have this at our house, and it’s perfect!)
  6. Wall Mounted Metal Arrow Bar Sign 
  7. Threshold Herringbone Throw Blanket
  8. Umbra Loft 6-Opening Clip Photo Frame
  9. Danya B Iron Bicycle Bookend Set (I’m obsessed with bikes and might need these!)
  10. DENY Designs “Hello Gorgeous” Throw Pillow (I love this!)

Gift Guide for the Glitzy and Glamorous

As you may know, this gift guide series started last week (first guide here) and continues every Thursday up until Christmas (that’s 7 Gift Guides!). I’ll be posting a gift guide for a specific individual that you might be having some trouble shopping for. I’m going to try to keep all the gifts under $50 for sure and hopefully the majority of them in the $25-30 range. Most of the items will be from Target (because I love the heck out of that place), but if I find something I truly love elsewhere, I might throw it on there!

If there’s a particular person you are shopping for and need advice on what to get them, let me know and I can try to arrange a post for that person! Sound good?

Here we go then!

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The 2014 Gift Guides continue with your glitzy and glamorous giftee. Rihanna always said to shine bright like a diamond, and Fergie can spell out glamorous for you if you want! These ladies take that to heart.

The GLITZY and GLAMOROUS
Habitat: Parties, other social events, anywhere there is sparkles
Loves: Standing out, dressing up, leopard prints, metallics, anything that catches the light or draws attention, statement necklaces
Dislikes: Blending in, not wearing silver or gold, drab looks

Check out my picks (all $30 or under) for your favorite glamour girl!

  1. Gold and Clear Crystal Necklace
  2. Merona Oversized Leopard Print Scarf (this is similar to my favorite plaid scarves!)
  3. Goody Metallic Polka Dot Ouchless Elastics (my friend B swears by these!)
  4. Limited Edition Gold Metallic Purse
  5. Merona Gold Glitter Pushlock Clutch
  6. Multicolored Crystal Statement Necklace
  7. Merona Metallic Black and Silver Polka Dot Infinity Scarf
  8. Xhilaration #alwayschic Silver Cell Phone Clutch/Wallet
  9. Metallic Jeweled Diamond Cell Phone Case
  10. Sam & Libby Black Metal Bow Clutch/Purse

Gift Guide for the Comfy, Cozy Homebody

Starting today and continuing every Thursday up until Christmas (that’s 7 Gift Guides!), I’m going to be posting a gift guide for a specific individual that you might be having some trouble shopping for. I’m going to try to keep all the gifts under $50 for sure and hopefully the majority of them in the $25-30 range. Most of the items will be from Target (because I love the heck out of that place), but if I find something I truly love elsewhere, I might throw it on there!

If there’s a particular person you are shopping for and need advice on what to get them, let me know and I can try to arrange a post for that person! Sound good?

Here we go then!

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The 2014 Gift Guides are starting out with one of my favorite “groups” of people. The Homebodies (full disclosure, I am one of these 80% of the time)!

The HOMEBODY
Habitat: Their home/couch/favorite oversized chair
Loves: Cuddling up on the couch, sipping some hot chocolate or tea, and being buried under blankets
Dislikes: Organized activities outside the home, putting their “real life” clothes back on, and being cold

Check out my picks (all $25 or under) for your favorite homebody!

  1. Xhilaration Owl Thermal Shirt
  2. Merona Moccasin Slippers
  3. C9 by Champion Fleece Cocoon Jacket (I have this…and only take it off to go to work.)
  4. Yogi Bedtime Tea (this is one of the two brands of tea that I drink…so gooood)
  5. Xhilaration Fleece Lined Socks (I have these, and they’re like a hug for your foot!)
  6. Mossimo Oversized Black/White Plaid Scarf (I need this too!)
  7. Mossimo Ultrasoft Crew Neck Sweater (v-necks here; cannot say enough about these sweaters! Softest things ever and they come in a bunch of colors)
  8. Nature’s Wick Bonfire Nights Candle (The wooden wick makes it crackle like a real bonfire and the smell is subtle, but still great. Highly recommended this!)

Fall 2014 Hair Trends with Dove

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Let’s change it up a bit today and talk about hair. It’s your most important accessory, really, since you wear it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Good hair day or bad hair day.

I’ll readily admit that I am not an expert when it comes to hair. I normally wear mine in its natural state: air-dried 75% of the way and then blasted with the hair dryer.  However, I was offered the opportunity to try out Dove’s Pure Care Dry Oil products, and I already use and love Dove’s body wash, so I figured it was worth a shot.

Turns out it was a game changer decision after just one shower! I received the shampoo, conditioner, and the nourishing treatment to try, and I loved how silky smooth my hair looked. It also adds major shine without grease, which is a big concern over here, because who wants to deal with that?

In order to demonstrate how great I think these products work, I put my freshly washed and conditioned hair up against some Fall 2014 runway looks.

fauxbangsFaux Bangs:

I started growing out my bangs about a year ago, and while 90% of the time I am SO GLAD that I did, I still miss them now and then. Well, with the perfectly glossy hair that I obtained after using the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products, I can easily change up my part and swipe some hair over (smoothed over with the Dove Dry Oil Moisturizing Treatment and secure with a bobby pin) for a faux bang look.

prettyponiesPretty Ponies:

Waaaaay easier than it looks, I promise. I loved this pretty piecy ponytail look from the Fendi runway show and tried to recreate it using my limited skills. I actually just played around with pulling two different sections back and securing them with a tiny elastic (I used these) and a bobby pin. You could hide the bobby pin for a sleek look, but I liked how it looked (plus my pulled back “bangs” weren’t long enough).

Once secured, just cross those two sections over each other and secure with another elastic. Perfect pony!

xbraidedbangsBraided Bangs:

Probably the hardest one of the three, but totally doable! I just started at my part and took three small sections and started braiding them down. As you move the sections around (make sure to always move the pieces under – towards your face – to create the raised look), grab some new hair and incorporate it into the braid. Tie off with an elastic whenever you feel like it. Voila!

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I’d definitely recommend that you all give the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products a try! I loved them and will be continuing to use them! Dove Hair is daring women everywhere to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil, risk-free now through December 31, 2014.

You can even buy them at Target (or here online)! Sneak a sweater (this one maybe) into your basket while you are at it. How perfect and easy is that?

*If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil system, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21 – 12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.