Coziness with SheIn

Thursday, December 28, 2017

No shame, I change into PJs the second I get home, and on the weekends, I'm usually in sweats/leggings and an oversized top. I'm also always cold, so I tend to layer up (especially in the winter... looking at you New England). Since I spend a lot of time inside this time of year, finding good, warm lounge pieces is key.

SheIn.com is one of my favorite sites for affordable fashion finds. I actually just ordered some things last night! They have such a great selection and the prices can't be beat - impressive quality too! Here are some recent items I got that are perfect for this time of year.

OUTFIT #1: Faux Shearling Hooded Coat

I wish you guys could feel how soft the inside of this wrap cardigan is! This one is the brown/tan color, but it also comes in a gray shade as well. The material is super thick and it has a little clasp on the front to keep it closed. Perfect for cold days on the couch with netflix marathons. And yes, I wear my beanies inside!






OUTFIT #2: Drop Shoulder Marled Knit Dress

This tunic sweater (which could probably double as a dress if you're a few inches shorter) is the perfect throw-on-and-go piece. I love tops like this that layer nicely under jackets, and are easy to take on and off if you're out shopping (yes, I went there). For $14, you might as well get a few versions - it comes in 6 different colors and it has pockets! #win




Shop these items below!

OUTFIT #1
COAT // SheIn
BEANIE // Forever21 (old), Similar

OUTFIT #2
SWEATER // SheIn
BEANIE // Forever21 (old), Similar
SCARF // H&M (old), Similar, Similar
LEGGINGS // Nordstrom (old), Similar
BOOTS // Frye (Got them at Nordstrom Rack, not sure which style they are!), Similar, Similar


Customizable Rain Boots

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy #TuesdayShoesday friends! This week I'm reviewing these SUPER COOL customizable rainbows by DecZ!


You guys know how much I love shoes so any opportunity to work with a shoe brand is a dream... not to mention the fact that they are local! DecZ is a Boston-based company who makes customizable rain/fashion boots. Customers purchase their boots and then choose from 30 pre-designed inserts, or create their own! The inserts simply slide into the boots, allowing you to change up the style and color. They also have a "starter-kit" option that comes with the boots and 3 inserts for only $89.97!!!

I love the idea of buying 1 pair of boots and having multiple options for colors and patterns. It eliminates having to buy the same shoe in different colors, and gives you the freedom to match them to any outfit! #win. The quality of the boots themselves are great - they're sturdy, and really well made. I was surprised at how comfortable they were right out of the box!


The process is simple. Remove the insert from the box and unroll it, then flip the top of the boot up - the part that's rolled onto the shaft of the boot. This reveals the "pocket" where the insert goes. With the notch in the insert facing down towards the foot, and the pattern facing outwards, simply slide the material down the boot behind the clear plastic. You can push the inside layer of the boot aside to get the edges of the insert to lay flat within the pocket. Once the insert is laying flay in the pocket, fold the flap over the top and close the snap in the back to secure it - that's it!



I obviously had to get the leopard print, and the black/whtie polka dots were fun too. What's even better - you can wear them without inserts and they look just as good! Since they don't carry half sizes, I would suggest sizing down - I'm usually a 7.5 in boots, but I got a 7 and they fit perfectly. I assume they'll soften a bit too with wear, they are a little stiff out of the box... but no more stiff than any other rain boot. The top of the boot hits in a perfect spot on me (I'm 5'7" for reference) and I really love the shape of the boot as a whole. I love the whole concept of these and will definitely be wearing mine throughout winter and into the spring!




Seeing as us New Englanders need to invest in all things "bad-weather" (Winter jacket, snow boots, rain coat and RAIN BOOTS) - these would make an awesome gift for the holidays.

Good news!! Use code GLITTER20 for 20% off your first pair!!

YAY! :)



A CG Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, November 24, 2017

Every year it gets harder and harder to find unique, thoughtful gifts, #amiright?? My list usually consists of shoes, and I try to get Matt some things he might not think to buy himself. I'm always trying to think of things that are different and cool, but still functional. I've never done one of these before, so this was definitely a learning process, but I've put together a few things I think would make some great gifts this Holiday season.


HERS
  1. Longs jewelers - John Hardy Classic Chain Square Link Bracelet: An everyday statement piece is always a good investment. Something like this John Hardy link bracelet can be worn alone, stacked or with a watch - classic, fun and goes with everything!
  2. Tanceuticals - Face/Body Kit: Because who doesn't love a sun-kissed glow in the middle of winter #Ifeelbetterwhenimtan
  3. Makeup by Sarah Lord - Rose Water Mist: My girlfriend Sarah (and killer MUA) makes this incredible Rose Water mist that's perfect for a mid-day skin re-fresh, spritzing on your pillow before bed, or used as aromatherapy - it smells SO fresh and clean, and instantly relaxes you. Use code SBSSHIP for free shipping! (now though 12/2)
  4. Apolis Market Tote - Customize Your City Series Market Bag: I recieved one of these totes for my bridal shower and it's seriously one of my favorite things we got. For one, it's customized with my new last name, wedding date and location, and for two, it fit literally everything. The quality is amazing and it has a waterproof bottom, so no leaks! Such a cool, personalized gift idea.
  5. Bali Secret - Hair Vitamins: I just talked about how I much I LOVE this product, so naturally I had to include it in his gift guide. This stuff is too good and makes my hair so shiny and soft. If you're looking for some extra little gifts or stocking stuffers, this is the perfect thing!
  6. Swell - Water Bottle: Other than the fact that these bottles come in the cutest colors and patterns, they are seriously the BEST water bottle. I'll put ice in mine at 8:00 AM, and at 9:00 PM there will still be ice in it... it's like magic, really. Worth the extra few $$ (compared to other water bottles) - and did I mention the colors are SO CUTE?? Oh right...
  7. (Nordstrom) Gorjana - 'Cayne' Crescent Pendant Necklace: Super chic, goes with everything, can be layered, and won't break the bank! Perfect gift for the fashionista in your life.
  8. H&M - Short Coat: I love this black/white checked/hounds tooth pattern. It's just a little bit oversized and can be dressed up or down. Get it while sizes last!
  9. Rebecca Minkoff - Midnighter Medium Crossbody with Chain: A great weekend bag to fit your necessities for a night-out. Structured, studded and so cool - definitely a classic worth having in your wardrobe.
  10. DecZ - Customizable Rain Boots: DecZ is a Boston-based company who makes customizable rainboots. Buy the boots and choose from 30 insert designs to create a style that's totally HER! The best part - the inserts can be swapped out whenever... it's like having multiple rain boots in one! Stay tuned for how I style mine (can you guess which inserts I chose?) Use code GLITTER20 for 20% off your order!!
  11. (Sephora) Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette: These are the perfect colors for the makeup lover and the less experienced. If she wears a lot of makeup or a little bit, every day, or once in a while - these colors work well across the board. Super pigmented and includes step-by-step instructions for creating three different eye-opening techniques.
  12. (Target) Puregardian - Essential Oil Diffuser: I am obsessed with these things. They make your home smell amazing and work to purify the air. Mix your favorite essential oils to help ease winter colds, get rid of odors (i.e. dog.) or help you to relax. This is one of those things that you'll both enjoy! Check out some of my favorite oils HERE.
  13. L.L. Bean - Wicked Good Moccasins: I've had these since high school and they're for real the best slippers around. They're indoor-outdoor so you can safely grab the mail without worrying about your feet getting cold or wet. I put mine on (along with my PJs most days) the second I get home from work. No shame.




HIS
  1. My Package - Weekday Boxer Briefs: I know what you're thinking.... boxers? Lame. Not these... Matt has *1million pairs and says he'll never go back to regular underwear. They have a little "pocket" for his... you know what... and they're incredibly soft. Really though - I would totally wear them if I had a... nevermind... Great gift idea.
  2. (Target) Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 - Polaroid Camera: This little guy is just a fun thing to have around - it's a legit polaroid camera! You know, one that instantly prints the little photos (this one prints mini pix). Have fun taking silly selfies, bring to a family gathering, or let your friends snap some moments at a party. Grab some film HERE.
  3. (Nordstrom) MVMT - Leather Strap Watch, 40mm: Great everyday watch option at a great price point! Currently on sale for BLACK FRIDAY.
  4. (Amazon) UE Roll -WONDERBOOM Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: We have 2 of these little guys and they are so perfect for traveling. They're compact, waterproof (great for the beach/pool/lake) and sound AMAZING.
  5. (Nordstrom) Adidas - Beanie: A great, stylish beanie for the guy who wants to look cool, and stay warm!
  6. (Nordstrom) Bose - SoundLink® II Around-Ear Bluetooth® Headphones: Headphones can make or break a plane ride or a workout. Bose makes awesome products and these white ones are super cool. Worth the splurge.
  7. (Amazon) Tree Ranger - Beard Oil: For the guy who grows out a face-coat during the winter months... this stuff smells amazing and keeps those stray hairs in place!
  8. Swell - Water Bottle: Like I said before, maybe twice - Swell has the coolest color options. How awesome is this teakwood pattern?? Man-chic x100.
  9. AmazonPop Socket: Once you go PopSocket, you'll never go back. Trust me. Place this little guy on the back of your phone and rest assured you'll never drop it on your face mid "In-Bed-Facebook-Scroll" ever again.
  10. Amazon - Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp: Salt lamps can help purify air, reduce electromagnetic radiation and airborne infections, ease Asthma and allergy symptoms and even boost your mood and help you sleep. Why wouldn't you want all that?? Also, it looks so cool lit up at night. #Moodlighting
  11. Nordstrom - UGG Slippers: Man slippers. I don't think this one needs an explanation - if he doesn't love the coziness, well... I don't know what to yell ya ;)
  12. Nordstrom - Nike Roshe Two Sneakers: You can never go wrong with a good pair of wear-everywhere men's sneakers. Jeans and a Tee shirt, tailored sweatpants, basketball shorts... anything goes with these.
  13. Patagonia - Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece: Another cozy, chic menswear piece. Great for layering or by itself!

What are on your lists this year?? Let me know what you plan to get your guys too - I'm always looking for new ideas!



Bali Hair Secret

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I've been using this product for about a month now and holy heck guys - I LOVE it. I've tried so many hair oils and this one trumps them all, for reals.

Bali Secret Hair Vitamins come in little capsule looking things that you break open. Although I do wish they were a bit easier to open, I found that if you bend the little nub and clip it with scissors or a pair of nail-clippers, it works like a charm. You can poke a little hole it it too, if you have something sharp - just be careful!


The amount of oil that comes out of the capsule feels like a lot, and at first, I was scared to use all of it - but trust me, you can! I apply it to damp, towel dried hair right after I get out of the shower. I put most of it on the ends of my hair, working my way up to the roots. Once I've worked the product through, I let it my hair air dry for a little bit, then blow dry it the rest of the way. With Bali Secret, my hair isn't oily, stiff or plastic-y. It's soft, silky and shiny - no bull$h!t, really.







Anyways - you guys need to get some of this magic oil.
Use code WB88S7OZ for 15% OFF!

SheIn Fall Outfits

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Even though I know what works and doesn't work with my body type, I do love trying new trends and styles. Sometimes, the most unexpected piece turns out to be my new favorite (i.e. culottes and now, newsboy caps!).

I've teamed up with one of my favorite (affordable) online shops, SheIn, to share how I would style some of their current pieces. If you follow me you know that I've teamed up with them before and I've really loved everything! If you're afraid to try some trendy pieces because of cost and uncertainty that the style will last - try SheIn. The quality is awesome and the price points are even better. They have such a huge selection too - you'll definitely find one, two, okay probably twelve things, worth ordering.

OUTFIT #1
I usually shy away from anything cropped, but I loved the raw hem of this chestnut colored hoodie. The material is on the thicker side and it's super soft. The hood is really structured, which I love - It has some weight to it so it doesn't fall flat like some other hoodies can. I dressed it up by layering it over a tunic length button-down - a style that flatters my longer torso. I know it's just a hoodie, but I'm really impressed with the quality and style. I plan on pairing this with sneakers and a baseball hat for a cool athleisure look, or boyfriend jeans and slides for street-style vibes. (Unintentional rhyme FTW!) For now, I'm filing this one under "Perfect Casual-Chic Outfits"!




HOODIE // SheIn
TOP // Target (old), Similar, Similar
LEGGINGS // Nordstrom
BOOTS // Steve Madden
HAT // Brixton
SUNNIES // AmazonSimilar


OUTFIT #2
This cold shoulder top is so soft its crazy. The little tie details aren't at all overpowering and add just the right amount of "interest" to the sweater. I love the "V" neck in both the front and the back - would look super cute with an up-do to show the details. I do wish it was a bit longer though - I have an abnormally long torso so I tend to lean more towards tunic length tops/sweaters - this one works great with high-waisted bottoms, but for me, that's all I'd pair it with.

*P.S. Don't mind the ice salt crap on my shoe from last winter... anyone know how to remove salt stains from suede???




TOP // SheIn
PANTS // Uniqlo
BOOTIES // Aldo (old), Similar, Similar, Similar
SCARF // Nordstrom Rack (old), Similar
SUNNIES // Amazon


OUTFIT #3
I was a little worried that this shirt-dress was going to be huge, and while it's definitely a little more oversized than I would prefer, it's actually really cute. (Or cool? Cool might be a better word LOL). The sleeves were a little boxy so I rolled them up - problem solved. It buttons all the way up the front so you could actually wear it like a cardigan too. I thought about belting it, but it's a little too oversized for that to work on my frame. This is the perfect "throw on and go" piece for running errands, grabbing coffee or taking the pup for a (quick) walk.




DRESS // SheIn
SCARF // Nordstrom Rack (old), Similar
BOOTS // Frye (old), Similar, Similar
SUNNIES // Amazon, Similar





Three Ways to Wear - w/ Traffic Shoe

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Slides/mules are all the rage right now and I am definitely down with the trend. They're super chic and super comfy - I've bought so many good ones this season and I'm not mad about it. As you guys know, one of the "it" styles right now are the leather gucci slides. Since they run just south of $700, they aren't necessarily in everyone's budget (definitely not mine).

These beauties from Traffic Shoe are awe.some. The material (faux leather) is soft, and semi-pebbled (they look a lot more expensive than they are) and really soft (a lot softer than I was expecting, actually). They molded right to my foot and are definitely something I could walk around town in.


Best part... they're currently on sale for $15!!! Yup. Fifteen dollars. I ordered my regular size and they fit great.

They're so versatile, I decided to show you guys three ways I wear them.

OUTFIT #1
I love these ankle crop flare/boyfriend jeans (whatever style they are, LOL) and they're even more chic paired with a black shoe. I added stripes and a denim jacket (because that's always a winning pair) and brought in more black leather with my Rebecca Minkoff crossbody.


 
 

JEANS // H&M (old), similar, similar
TOP // Target (in store), similar
JACKET // Nordstrom Rack (old, i forget the brand), similar, similar
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)

OUTFIT #2
This is basically what I wear on a daily basis. All black (or mostly black) and a pop of another neutral. I recently grabbed this jacket at Old Navy and it's soo perfect. A flattering length, soft material and the perfect camel color. I especially love that the lining is that same color, so it stays neutral when I roll the sleeves. The gold hardware on these slides is a perfect compliment to the color of the jacket.


 


JEANS // Paige (old), similar style
JACKET // Old Navy
BAG // Old Navy (old), very similar, on sale
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)

OUTFIT #3
I love pairing loafer/slides with dresses - they glam up the look without having to wear uncomfortable heels. Since New England is now in the "40 in the morning, 70 in the afternoon" season, this pair was perfect with a sweater dress and scarf. I always try to match my bag to my shoes so I grabbed a black faux leather tote for this look.





DRESS // Forever21 (recent, but not listed online), similar, similar
SCARF // Target (A New Day, in stores only), similar, similar
BAG // Forever21 (old), similar, similar, similar
SUNNIES // SojoS (amazon)
HAT // H&M (old), similar, similar, similar


Check out THESE, and all the other great, affordable styles that Traffic Shoes offers HERE!