THE GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST BUYS FOR YOUR BFF

1. J.Crew Crystal Blooms Necklace // 2. Nars Lip Gloss // 3. Rebecca Taylor Every Day Tank // 4. Zara Gloves // 5. Tory Burch Winslow Earrings // 6. Sarah Chloe Rocha Ring // 7. Mark & Graham Opera Wallet // 8. Ugg Andi Slipper // 9. GiGi New York Mini Phone Case // 10. Urban Decay Naked Pallet  // 11. LEIF Agate Trivet // 12. Subtle Luxury Infinity Sweater Knit Scarf

Shopping for my best friend isn't all that hard usually, but the main issue I have is keeping it within my budget. My bff has incredible fashion taste which makes her very easy to shop for, but I could easily spend a couple hundred on a Christmas gift for her each year. I decided to search around for some great gifts everyone could buy their best friend, but my challenge was to keep them within a budget. All the items above are under $100 (most are under $80 even)! I've found the perfect, comfy, everyday tank, the best eye shadow pallet ever invented (I own one of my own and it's incredible, trust me), the budget friendly statement necklace, and so much more. Good luck shopping for the bff! The black Friday sales and steals are starting early (there is an insane amount today), so if the list above doesn't inspire you, here are a few more ideas...

1. LEIF has incredible, affordable, super pretty home decor pieces (the trivets above are from there). It would be almost impossible not to find something here...

2. ZGallerie is the definition of glam home decor. They have incredible accessories, furniture (if you feel like splurging), and art. Oh, and they're offering an extra 20% off art and accessories with code GIVE20.

3. Madewell is offering 25% off your entire order - now tell me you couldn't grab the perfect stacking rings or chic calf hair pouch for your bff here. Use code FEAST25 at checkout for the discount.

4. Dolce Vita is offering 25% off all apparel (use code BLACKFRIDAY13), and up to 50% off select shoe styles. I'm lusting after these perfect loafer flats.

5. Neiman Marcus is offering an extra 20% off their sale items. Doesn't get a lot better than that!

6. J.Crew Factory is giving shoppers 50% off everything site wide, plus free shipping on only $50 or more! Use code HOLIDAY50 for the deal. Their outfit obsessions section is crazy good - I'm always wanting to copy every single outfit there.

7. Rory Beca items are 25% off - every single one! Use promo code RBFREE25 at checkout to receive the discount.

8. Gypsy 05 is giving shoppers 30% off sitewide! Even though it's winter, I've had these shorts on my wishlist forever. I may just have to grab them while the sale is happening... use code SHOPBLACK at checkout to receive the discount.

9. This is a biggie... J.Crew is offering 30% off your entire purchase!!! There is an insane amount of things on my wishlist here, so I'm sure I'll definitely be taking advantage of this one. Use code HOLIDAY at checkout! PS - this promo code is available in stores AND online!

10. Last but not least, Shopbop has a tiered sale going on. The more you spend, the greater the discount. It starts at 15% off purchases of $250 or more, and increases from there. Use code BIGEVENT13 at checkout. 

Happy shopping!

MY (SALE FINDS) SHOPPING BAG

Happy Friday everyone! I've been on a bit of a shopping binge this month with all the new great Fall styles coming out, as well as the end of the summer sales. I have found some pretty incredible sale pieces - I couldn't even believe my luck some of the time. Here are a few of the things I've picked up online. Talk about shoes. I went to town with the shoe shopping this month. I haven't stocked up like that in a long time. I also seriously checked some things off my wishlist... I may have gone a little overboard yes, but then again, every single thing you'll find below I got at some sort of discount.

1. 

Joie

 Lennon Bootie // 2. 

Gypsy 05

 Silk Short // 3. 

Clinique

 BB Cream // 4. 

Minnetonka

 Fringe Boots 

5. 

J.Crew Factory

 Cardigan // 6. 

Chuck Taylor

 All Star Sneakers // 7. 

Gap

 Boxy Turtleneck Sweater 

8. 

Herve Leger

 Strappy Sandal // 9. 

Soft Joie

 Oversized Sweater // 10. 

uniqONE

 Hair Treatment 

11. 

Kerastase

 Bain Chroma Riche Cleanse // 12.

Tory Burch

 Billie Espadrille // 13. 

Charles Jourdan

 Pump

1. Found these 

Joie

 boots at DSW, and I have an extra couple coupons so I had to get them. I've been dying for these since last Fall. I bought a half size up, and they fit like a charm.

2. I love silk shorts, but I have continually refused to buy them full price. I found

these

 babies on 

Hautelook

 actually, for only $34! I had to have them. They'll be perfect for the last few warm days this year, and all of next summer.

3. So 

Sephora

 doesn't usually have sales, but I had a 10% coupon (and of course I used 

Ebates

 for cash back), so I decided to try this

Clinique

 BB Cream. I honestly don't know how I feel about it still, even though I'm almost half way through the bottle. I broke out a bit at first, but haven't since. It's super thick, unlike many BB creams I've tried, so it takes a bit of effort to rub in. It's kind of like a full on foundation, which I'm not a huge fan of. I think I'll stick to 

Smashbox

 next time around.

4. The 

Minnetonka Fringe Boots

. I've wanted them for 2 years now. They went on sale (for almost 50% off), and now they're mine. Period. (PS - If you're a half size, order down)

5. I've needed a white cardigan pretty much all Summer to go over sun dresses when it's a little chilly out, so when 

this one

went on sale for $24 over labor day it was a total no brainer - I immediately snatched it up.

6. White 

Chuck Taylors

 have literally been on my wishlist for over a year. They're not even expensive, so I don't know what my delay is in purchasing them, but when 

Piperlime

 had a 20% off site wide sale, I picked these guys up right away.

7. This 

Gap

 sweater is pretty darn awesome isn't it? Gap can sometimes be a hit or a miss, but this boxy boyfriend turtleneck sweater is perfect to throw on over skinny jeans or leggings. Plus, it was 40% off - how could I refuse?

8. Ok, so I received these gorgeous 

Herve Legers

 yesterday, and they're beyond amazing. DSW had an incredible sale on their LUXE810 items, and I had to pick these up. I found them for under $100, and had a couple coupons to use on top of it. Such a steal.

9. This is the only item I actually have a somewhat negative review about. I have wanted this 

Soft Joie

 Alex sweater the moment it hit the stores. When 

Piperlime

 had their 20% off site wide sale, I decided to go for it. If you are like me, and CANNOT wear anything itchy, this is not the sweater for you. I assumed that since it was only 30% wool that it would be tolerable, but it wasn't. Such a bummer that this had to go back.

10. This 

uniqONE

 hair treatment is now my new (and only) go-to for styling my hair. It does literally everything (tames frizz, detangles, repairs, protects against heat, boost volume, boots shine, hydrates and more) all in a couple spritzes. Why didn't someone think of something like this before? I no longer need to use like 3 different products to style my hair. I'm sold.

11. I don't usually spend almost $40 on a

shampoo

(and a small one at that), but I had a ton of

Birchbox

points so that this was practically free. It's a good shampoo - sulfate free, but I don't think it's worth $40, and probably wouldn't buy again. I had to try it though, with my super fine bleached blonde strands, I'm always looking for products that will help a girl out.

12. 

Tory Burch

 had a big fall sale, and

these

were (and still are) almost 40% off. Again, another no brainer.

13. Ok, so I went a little overboard with 

DSW

 this month, but I couldn't help myself when I found these 

Joe's

 Laney 

lookalikes

. DSW was offering an extra $15 off $100, plus I again had some coupons. They're now mine, and I've already worn them twice! By the way, Charles Jourdan shoes are so gorg - how have I never seen them before now!?

One other little secret I use when shopping online: 

Ebates

 for almost every one of these purchases - and got quite a bit of cash back. If you don't use 

Ebates

, you really need to create an account. It's a lifesaver for all you online shoppers!

Happy Shopping!

A POP OF ORANGE

I love a simple outfit with a bright colorful or unique clutch. This romper is the most comfortable piece ever - I bought it on a huge sale at Piperlime at the end of last winter, and I sure am glad I did. It goes with anything, and also looks super chic by itself. One great, versatile piece.

Gypsy 05

 Romper (similar

here

) // Hermes Clutch // 

Gorjana

 Cuff & Rings