Just in time for the holiday festivities, Piperlime is offering 40% off (!!!) on their AM to PM selection. That means you can score things like this (metallic + stripes!) for less than $100. While the Daytime section has those perfect pieces for holiday brunches, lunches, gift exchanges…, the Nighttime section has those extra festive pieces (this sequin-sleeved mini, for example) that are perfect for cocktail parties and other nighttime soirées. Just enter the code AMTOPM at checkout.
AM to PM favorites:
- I’m a sucker for all things Vince, and, at 40% off, this sweater has to be mine.
- This is the most perfect time to scoop up your favorite pair of denim. DL1961, Paige, J Brand… it’s all there!
- Speaking of J Brand, take a look at this coated pair. Gives the look of leather – without the hefty price tag!
- I am obsessed with this M Missoni dress. I’m thinking that it’s worth the splurge. You?
- Everyone needs at least one sequin blouse during the holidays – especially when snag one for $60.
- These earrings ring in at under $20 making them a perfect stocking stuffer for your girlfriends.
Gifts are all about buying someone something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. (Even though I did. I ordered these gloves for myself last month. And I love them. So much.) Case in point: a great pair of gloves. These aren’t your typical gloves either. They’re texting gloves! With tiny little slits on the thumb and index finger, they allow for easy iPhone use. That means no more having to remove a glove every single time you want to use your phone. Did I mention that they’re cashmere? Even better. Sounds like the perfect gift to me.
1. AVEDON FASHION Book 2. KATE SPADE Stationery 3. LEIF Pie Cutters 4. DIPTYQUE Candles 5. TOKYOMILK Hand Cream 6. SERENA & LILY Backgammon Set 7. JONATHAN ADLER “Paris” Pillow 8. SUR LA TABLE Soap 9. FURBISH Sea Salt Soap 10. TORY BURCH Hoop Earrings 11. MARK & GRAHAM Cocktail Napkins 12. CANVAS HOME Bowls 13. KINFOLK TABLE Book
We received three invitations (all for the same weekend!) last night to holiday parties. I am sure that you all are in the same boat, too. (By the third week of December, I’m always a little partied-out. You too?) It was a good reminder that it’s time to stock up on my hostess gifts. I hate having to scramble at the last minute to get a gift. If I do that, the gift always ends up being something I’m not totally crazy about. To avoid that, I’m getting prepared early and having those gifts wrapped and ready.
Most of the items on this list are well under $100. Candles are always a good idea (this one smells heavenly), but my very favorite gift for the same price is the Mark & Graham cocktail napkins. A set of eight is just $59. I received a set last year and absolutely adore them. They come in a bunch of fun colors (mine are orange and pink), and you can monogram them free of charge. I think a monogram is such a thoughtful touch, and it’s usually something that the hostess wouldn’t buy for herself. Another easy – but terrific – gift is a new coffee table book. You all know how much I love those. I usually try to figure out what my hostess might be interested in and buy the book accordingly. This is the newest book to hit my radar that would work for just about any host or hostess. I also don’t always think it’s necessary to buy the hostess something for her home. It’s definitely the tradition, but I think if you know your hostess then get something for her. These Tory Burch earrings are classic, or a cozy pair of slippers for when she finally takes her heels off at the end of the night.
If you’re wanting to splurge, this throw or this candy bowl would be my go-tos…
For more ideas, check out my shop section. I’m updating it everyday with new finds.
If there’s one thing I love about this season, it’s all of the sparkle. From the lights on homes (have you put yours up yet?!) to the tinsel on trees, there is no shortage of sparkle and shine.
I like to add my own shine with my jewelry. (There really is no better time to pull out your sparkliest!) One of my favorite things to pull out this time of year are my statement necklaces. They’re the perfect add-on to a holiday party look. (Just imagine this paired on top of this number.) Not to mention, they’re an easy way to add a festive touch. I only have so many red and/or sparkly dresses after all, so I often find myself opting for black (no surprise there). This LBD is my new favorite, and all I need is a necklace like this one or – if we’re splurging – this one and I’m all set for some holiday cheer. And you don’t have to spend a lot for one either. While I adore the offerings from Tom Binns and Shourouk, they’ll cost you a pretty penny. There are plenty of offerings at much more affordable prices. Take a peek at this beauty from Bauble Bar that rings in at $48. Or for just $36, you could get extra festive and go for the green on this one. Like I said, plenty of options! ‘Tis the season.
Scroll through for my favorites:
RAY-BAN Sunglasses // OLD NAVY Cardigan // MADEWELL Striped Shirt // VINCE Leather Pants // M MISSONI Slippers // CELINÉ Bag
I’m not going to lie: cardigans are normally not my thing. I’m not talking about the casual, boyfriend style cardis (I love those). I’m referring to the button-up, crew-neck style ones. They remind me of twinsets (never) and have always felt just a touch too preppy. However, as of late, I’ve been changing my tune on the button-up knit. With Texas weather being so fickle (it was 32 degrees last Thursday, and today we’re looking at 70 and sunny), the button-up knit is actually a perfect piece. It keeps me warm in the mornings when it’s cool, but it’s lightweight enough to work when temperatures heat up. This cardigan has been an easy piece for me, and it worked underneath blazers and vests for light layering, too. Of course, with my smoking slippers and a striped oxford, it’s definitely got a preppy vibe. The fall season must bring it out in me.
Photos by Molly Miller
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1. AERIN Match Striker 2. TIBI Heels 3. LEE ANGEL Necklace 4. RED VALENTINO Shorts 5. FINN Rings 6. HARRY ALLEN Piggy Bank 7. JONATHAN ADLER Coasters 8. LOEFFLER RANDALL Ballet Flat 9. LULU FROST Earrings 10. CALYPSO ST. BARTH Sweater 11. TOM DIXON Candle 12. TARGET Cocktail Shaker 13. ANTHROPOLOGIE Doma Flatware 14. TORY BURCH Studded Cuff 15. HOME CHIC Book
‘Tis the season! Gift guides are here. I’m kicking off this year’s series with shiniest one of them all: a gift guide for the gal who loves gold. (Because who doesn’t want something pretty and polished?) The most obvious choice here is jewelry – and there’s plenty of that. There’s the statement-making baubles like these or the more delicate pieces (these are my favorite) that would make perfect stocking stuffers. Another idea? Decor pieces. Home items are some of my favorite gifts to give (and receive!), and gold is always a safe bet. Aerin Lauder has the most amazing collection of gold home accessories. This match striker has been on my wish list (hint! hint!) forever now. Those items are a bit pricier, but the good news is that there are plenty of items out there that won’t break the bank. This cocktail shaker (Target!) and this breakfast tray would both make perfect gifts, and they both ring in at under $100. Happy shopping!
P.S. All gift guides are click-t0-shop. Simply click on the item in the above image and it will take you directly to that item’s shopping page.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be kicking off my gift guides next week. I’ve been scouring the internet high and low for the most perfect presents, and I can’t wait to bring them to you all. I’ve also decided that in addition to my gift guides, I’ll be doing these periodic “Perfect Present” posts (say that five times fast) where I feature a single item gift item, too.
Today’s perfect present comes from One Kings Lane. They always have the best deals on there, and these Sisoo earrings are certainly a steal. They come in a variety of juicy colors (these are my favorite), and almost every pair is under $50. Talk about a perfect stocking stuffer.
As if the sale itself wasn’t good enough, J.Crew is now offering an EXTRA 40% off already reduced prices. There are some seriously good deals. You can score these jeans for around $40 or a pair of ballet flats for under $100 – like I said, some good deals. Just enter the code STYLETIME at checkout and you’re all set.
- Hello? This coat! The fuchsia color alone is enough to make me melt.
- I almost picked up this necklace last week at the store. I’m glad I didn’t because now it’s on sale.
- Cashmere? Yes, please.
- These pajamas (add a monogram!) make the best gifts.
- A bejeweled sweater never hurt anyone.
- A pair of these is screaming for a holiday party – or a good stocking stuffer for my BFF.
Clockwise from top middle: TIBI Skirt // SCHUTZ Ankle Strap Pump // JOSH GOOT Halter Dress // ASOS Sunglasses // IRO Top // CHLOÉ Pants // SHOUROUK Necklace // ZOE JORDAN Dress // BAUBLE BAR Earrings // PRIMARY Clutch
With all of the talking I’ve been doing on my love for black and white (here), I figured it was time for a post on the subject. It’s my very favorite color combination. I just love the simplicity of it. It’s a combination that goes with everything and will never go out of style. Whether it’s a black blazer thrown over a white dress or skirt, or a combination of the two in one piece (like this adorable dress), it’s the chicest combo. It really doesn’t really require much effort and that makes getting dressed so much easier (which is incredibly helpful when I’m running late
every morning). Tibi has the most incredible black and white options right now. I’m dying for this skirt, and I would love to have this little party dress in my closet. I think black/white works any time of the year – including the holiday season. All you need is a fun clutch ($37!) and some festive jewelry, and you’re set!
Scroll through to shop my black and white favorites: