Monday, December 24, 2012

Where to Shop: Christmas Eve in NYC

#1: Grand Central Holiday Fair
Be sure to check out the Erwin Pearl booth. They have an exclusive line of licensed fashion jewelry commemorating the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal. Imagine gorgeous bangles highlighting the celestial ceiling, necklaces featuring its noble eagle statuettes, elegant cufflinks that adorn the terminal's famous insignia, and of course...locomotives! This limited edition collection has something for everyone - true collectibles. Preview it online HERE.
Location: Grand Central Terminal (42nd St & Lexington)
Hours: 10am - 6pm

#2: Goldstar (Discounted Tickets)
The possibilities are endless: see the Rockettes this weekend, catch a Broadway show (Elf, The Heiress, Spiderman, & more!) or a comedy show, visit the Botanic Garden's Holiday Train Show, have dinner & watch a cover band perform, go to a Nets or Mets game, watch the New York City Ballet, and SO much more! All the tickets are sold through Goldstar at exclusive discounted prices and will bring a huge smile to their recipient on Christmas morning!
Hours: 24/7!

#3: The Bar at BaubleBar

Window shop online HERE beforehand and pick out what you'd like. Then, check out the gorgeous jewels IN PERSON at prices that won't break the bank!
Location: 230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 610
Hours: 10am - 5pm

#4: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale
The sample sale has been extended! Snag up to 70% off w/ further markdowns on designer apparel through the 26th. Details HERE.
Location: 260 Fifth Avenue (28th / 29th Streets)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Not Too Late! FREE Shipping for Xmas!

A bit of a slacker? A busy year? No worries. We've got you covered. There are still many sites that are offering FREE guaranteed shipping by Christmas or Christmas Eve! 

Here's a list of a few of your best bets:


Ends Thursday, December 20th at 4pm ET

Ends Thursday, December 20th at 11:59pm ET
Macy's will issue you a gift card of up to $100 value if your gift arrives late for any reason.

Ends Thursday, December 20th
Unclear if guaranteed delivery by Christmas.


Ends Friday, December 21st at 2pm ET
Extra 20% OFF all regular & sale items w/ code "HURRY".

Ends Friday, December 21st at 3pm ET
Don't like it? Free returns too!


Saks Fifth Avenue
Ends Saturday, December 22nd at 4pm ET
Enter code "HOLIDAY" at checkout.
Free gift box & bow AND free returns!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Events: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale Starts 12/18!

Alice + Olivia Sample Sale
Up to 70% OFF!

260 Sample Sales
260 Fifth Avenue between 28th + 29th Streets
Tuesday, December 18th - Saturday, December 22nd

All sales are final.

Tuesday: 9am-7pm | Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-7pm | Saturday: 10am-4pm

Last Minute Online Xmas Sales! Today Only!

Today is an excellent day to grab those last-minute Christmas gifts! For many retailers, today is THE LAST DAY for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Many of them are also offering FREE SHIPPING + some fantastic DISCOUNTSCheck out a few of the offers I've collected for you below:

Birchbox: 30% OFF select gift sets (view the list HERE) w/ code "giftsets30". Order by Noon ET on 12/19 + FREE Shipping on orders $25+.

Bloomingdales: 25-50% OFF select merchandise + FREE Shipping 

Gap: 35% OFF everything w/ code "GAPGIVE" end today + FREE Shipping until 12/19. Order by 12/19.

Garnet Hill: 30% off EVERYTHING (including Lilly Pulitzer bedding & home) + FREE Shipping

GiGi New York: FREE Shipping + 10% OFF everything w/ code "FREESHIPPING"+ For every $100 you spend, you get a gift of your choice (see included gifts HERE)

Jack Rogers: 50% OFF Rogers Slim Ballet Flat in 4 colors (now $99) + FREE Shipping

Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Extra 20-50% OFF everything + FREE 2-Day Shipping on orders $75+ w/ code "LCSEND"

LOFT Ann Taylor: 40% OFF everything w/ code "COLOR" + FREE Shipping on $125+. Order by 12/19.

Macy's: Extra 20% OFF nearly everything ends tonight + FREE Shipping on $99+ w/ code "GIFT". Order by 12/20. 

Old Navy: 20% OFF + FREE Shipping on $50+ w/ code "ONHURRY" ends 12/19. Order by 12/19.

Scoop NYC: 25% OFF everything + FREE Shipping w/ code "FRIEND25"

ASOS - Free Express Shipping today only w/ code "USEXPRESS4XMAS" | Bath & Body Works - On orders $25+ w/ code "FREE25SHIP" | Barneys New York - Order by tomorrow for Free 2-day Shipping | Bauble Bar - Order by TODAY at 11:59 ET | Century21 - On orders $75+ | Cuddledown - Order by TODAY Midnight ET w/ code "FSCD12" | Dormify - On orders $25+ | DVF Diane von Furstenberg - Order by TODAY | Erwin Pearl - Free Ground Shipping or $8 OFF 2-3 Day Shipping w/ code "Eightoff" | Hunter Boot - Order by 12/18 at 2pm ET | Fab - On Orders $75+ | JCP JC Penney - Order by TODAY for free shipping. No minimum. Xmas delivery until 12/19 | J.McLaughlin - Order by TODAY for Xmas delivery. Offer until 12/24 | L'Occitane - On Orders $50+ | Piperlime - No minimum order. Ends 12/19 | Tommy Hilfiger - Order by TODAY 11:59 ET | Tory Burch - Order by TODAY at 11:59pm PT | Ulta - On orders $25. Order by TODAY w/ code "Holiday2012" | Walmart - Order by TODAY

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Gifts for Girls on ANY Budget!

For many online retailers, Monday (December 17th) is the last day to place an order for guaranteed shipping by Christmas Eve. Hurry - there's still time to snag those last minute gifts! 

Here are my must-haves that meet all different budgets: Under $25, Under $50, and Under $80. Which items will YOU be placing under the tree?

Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $80

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Gifts: Blogger Style for the Fashionista

Here's a personal peek into my life to see what a fashion blogger actually wants / gets for the holidays

Perhaps you'll get some holiday gift ideas for the fashionista in YOUR life - nearly everything under $100!

Key staples include:
- A novelty sweater
- A trendy iPhone 5 case (designer or graphic prints)
- Unique baubles (bright, bejeweled, or clunky!)
- TV box sets on Blu-ray (loving Downton Abbey!)
- Embellished smoking flats (<3 Jon Josef shoes!)
- The Neiman Marcus x Target Collection
- Metallic and/or brocade pants
- Tops & sweaters with embellished collars
- Whimsical designer totes

Which item from my list below is 
YOUR must-have for the holidays?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Events: Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale

Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Sample Sale
Up to 70% OFF
Starts TOMORROW Tuesday, December 11th!
at 260 Sample Sales
260 Fifth Avenue @ E 27th / 28th Streets

12/11 - 12/14
Tuesday: 9am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

I've found some great deals at 260 Sample Sale's DVF Sales in the past so be sure to stop by if you'd love some classic wrap dresses & more for the holidays!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Holiday Gift Guide is featured on + Contest to Win $500!

Check out my Holiday Gift Guide, which is featured on social shopping site Have to Have's homepage today! 

Competition: When you view the full list (27 items!), please click on the hearts in the upper left hand corner of each photo to vote for/save your fave items. You can also do this by hitting "Save" while viewing any individual item. If one of the items you save turns out to be the most saved from my list during their holiday campaign, you could win $500 courtesy of Have to Have!

Here's a sneak peek:

Friday, December 7, 2012

Small Gifts, Big Smiles: $10 & Under Budget

It's the little things in life that really count - and given that, we know you'll have lots of occasions to give small gifts this season! It can be pretty tricky to figure out what gifts to stretch out over 8 nights of Hanukkah, what to give your co-workers or secret santa, what bring to the white elephant gift exchange, or how to stuff those giant stockings on the fireplace.

Here are a few of my fave finds for guys and girls. You won't believe that everything is just $10 or less! Amaze your friends and family and watch your money stretch farther than you imagined :)

For Girls:

Click through the carousel above to view 
all 66 items for girls!


For Guys:

Click through the carousel above to view 
all 23 items for guys!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Events: C.Wonder & People StyleWatch Party

A Holiday Shopping Party Hosted by:
C. Wonder & People StyleWatch

Thursday, December 6th: 7-9pm
C.Wonder, The Shops at Columbus Circle, Level 2

Meet People StyleWatch editors Susan Kaufman & Kate Dimmock, enjoy 20% off your purchase at C.Wonder, get free monogramming on purchases, and enjoy festive holiday treats!

Events: Shoshanna Sample Sale Today & Tomorrow

Shoshanna Sample Sale
Wednesday, Dec. 5th: 10am-6:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 6th: 10am-6pm

231 West 39th Street, Suite 422

Up to 75% off dresses, swimwear, and separates.
Cash and Credit Cards accepted.

Please leave a comment below if you've visited the sale. 
I'd love to hear some updates about it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days of Holidays: What 2 Wear 2 the Party

'Tis the season of office parties, 8 nights of Hanukkah, tree trimmings, & so much more. You'll need to get your wardrobe stocked with versatile party attire for this season's social calendar! 

Which outfit are YOU dying to wear?
Cast your vote in the 
comments section: #1-12!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Reader Poll: What do YOU Have to Have for the Holidays? Cast your vote!

Cast your vote below for what 
YOU have to have for the holidays!

To check out my ultimate holiday gift guides 
for guys and girls, click HERE.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Style: Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collab

The Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection will be hitting both stores at 8am today (Saturday, Dec. 1st) and at some point this morning on their respective websites. Update [2am EST 12/1/12]: The full collection is now available for purchase online at

The collection includes gifts designed by 24 famous names (hence, #Holiday24) with most items priced at under $60. A few of the designers include: Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Prabal Gurung, Lela Rose, Oscar de la Renta, Alice & Olivia, Robert Rodriguez, and Rag & Bone.

Here are a few of my fave holiday gift ideas 
from the upcoming collection:

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