Delight of the Day 9/30

Brooks Brothers Tartan

Today’s Delight of the Day is the perfect dress for this crazy transition weather. It’s still warm enough to wear dresses some days, but you’ve already retired your favorite little white dress, so what are you to do? Buy a pretty tartan dress from Brooks Brothers! Plus, when it starts to get cold, just pair it with a blazer and your favorite riding boots, and you can wear it until it starts snowing!

Brooks Brothers Tartan

Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials

Tan Blazer //Fleece // Camp Socks // Riding Boots // Loafers // Bean Boots // Ankle Booties // Plaid Scarf //  Watch //

J.Crew – The Always List

I don’t know about you, but when I opened J.Crew’s latest catalog this week, I thought, “Yay, they’re finally listening!” The Always List is perfection. Everything is timeliness and very reminiscent of the J.Crew days of old. What’s are your thoughts? Are they back on the right track, or is it too late?

Added bonus: take 25% off of everything online with code {SHOPNOW}!

Delight of the Day 9/17

Talbots

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve always written Talbots off as being for older women. We have one right next to my favorite Starbucks location, and I’ve glanced in the windows, but I’ve never actually gone in. However, one of my favorite blogs, Summer Wind (I’m partial to anyone with good style who lives in Pennsylvania), always has posts with the cutest clothes, so I decided to give it a try. Thank goodness.

They had the best collection of cashmere sweaters. I literally bought every color in my size.  I love that they’re three-quarter sleeves, because I always find myself folding up long sleeves, which ends up making the arms baggy. Not cute. In terms of sizing, I wanted something fitted, so I ordered my typical size. I noticed on the website that people said the sweaters ran small, but they were probably looking for a more casual fit.

Delight of the Day 9/15

Louboutin

I know everyone loves booties for fall, but I’ve been a very reluctant convert. My mom always had them growing up, and they kind of always had a witchy feel to me. Perfection for Halloween parties, but not something I’d wear every day. Then I saw these beauties from Christian Louboutin, and realized they weren’t all so bad. Only problem? I can’t justify spending 1,000 dollars on a pair of booties.

Alas, my brief flirtation with booties was finished. Until I went shopping this weekend. This adorable sales associate had on the cutest booties, so I had to ask her where she got them. She told me they were Clarks. I was shocked, because I think of Clarks as sort of a granola company with comfortable shoes, but not necessarily the cutest. Well, I stand corrected. And at $140, these are much more in my price range.

Nordstrom Clearance Sale

I posted about a bunch of sales last weekend, but I keep coming back to the Nordstrom Clearance Sale. Some of our favorite brands are 40% right now! Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Burberry that you can actually afford? Yes, please! While you’re there, you can also check out some of my fall favorites:

Labor Day Weekend Sales

Typically, I spend most of Labor Day relaxing by someone’s pool and shopping all the sales from my phone. Unfortunately, I’m a grownup now and have to work this weekend, but I’ll still be scrolling through all the deals!

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Ann Taylor – 50% off select full price and all sale styles

Code: HAPPY50

Banana Republic – 40% off your entire purchase

Code: BRFALL

Bloomingdales – save 20-70% on select items

Brooks Brothers – up to 60% off clearance

J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything

J.Crew – 30% off your order of $125+

Code: GETSHOPPING

Kate Spade – 25% off all sale items

Code: Delight

Kiel James Patrick – 25% off

Code: LABORDAY

L.L. Bean – 10% off all weekend

Code: LABORDAY

LOFT – 30% off fall arrivals plus and extra 50% off summer styles

Marley Lilly – Flash sales all weekend

Nordstrom – save up to 40% on sale items

Pottery Barn – 10% off 100$ or more 15% off $250 or more 20% off $500 or more 25 off $1000 or more

Code: SAVEMORE

Rue La La – Kate Spade handbags and accessories on sale! (Need an invite?)

Victoria’s Secret – $15 off $100 order, $25 off $150 order, $50 off  $250 order

Code: fall 2015

Introducing Smile Brilliant


Smile Brilliant

True life: I have a slight obsession with pearly whites. I’m laughing about 75% of the time I’m awake (my sense of humor isn’t at all discerning), so, if my teeth are yellow, everyone knows. I’ve used whitening tooth pastes, white strips, and natural remedies, which have all been great, but, with all the coffee I drink, they just haven’t been able to get my teeth as white as I would like. I was debating going to the dentist to get professional trays (which work better because they fit your teeth perfectly, so the peroxide is, of course, going to be more effective), but $500 seemed a little crazy. So when I found out that Smile Brilliant could provide the same results for under $120, I was very intrigued.

My package arrived in less than a week. The one they sent me came with three Whitening Gels, three Desensitizing Gels, a carrying case, two trays, and two sets of putty in case you mess up. Good thinking, because, of course, I did. You mix the blue and white together until it’s a nice shade of periwinkle, then you place it in the blue trays and put it in your mouth. Make sure you have a lot of putty in the front. I didn’t have enough my first time, so, when I put the trays in my mouth, my teeth pushed through the front, so there was no mold of my two front teeth! Once I finally got it right, I placed everything in the prepaid envelope, sent it off, and I received my personalized trays in a week! My dad (who’s done the dentist trays in the past) was a little skeptical, but when the trays and molds (so you can create trays again in case you lose them!) came back, he said it was just like what he had paid five times as much for. Pretty awesome.

SAMSUNG CSCNow the fun part starts. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be using the gel to whiten my teeth. I took this “before” picture so you guys could keep me honest at the end. Basically, you take the gel in the syringe labeled “Whitening Gel” and put some into the trays. Be careful, though. When I did my test prior to writing to this post, I put way too much in, and my gums were not happy. Fear not. My favorite part about this system is the Desensitizing Gel. It’s packed with vitamins, so, after you finish the whitening sesh, you clean out the trays, squeeze this in, and let your teeth and gums soak in the minerals. It really helped prevent any sensitivity after using the gel, which is amazing for someone with sensitive gums like I have.

I’ve done a few applications, and I can already see a difference! I’ll do another post in two weeks to let you know how things are going and provide my “after” picture so you can be the judge.

Delight of the Day 9/3

I had another post scheduled for today, but when I saw the announcement email from Kiel James Patrick, I knew I had to share. As if you don’t already own everything they create – scallop button down, boat shoes, and bracelets – they’ve now stepped up their game yet again and created the cutest Anchor Hats, $48. The adjustable leather strap on the back is what separates this from every other preppy hat on the market. It’s really all in the details, isn’t it? Plus, it comes in a wide array of colors, so you’re sure to find one you love. Anyone else thinking Christmas gifts?