The Perfect Holiday Bag You Need

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I’ve cracked the code to making any outfit look holiday-ready and it’s this little velvet and sequin clutch. Paired with sweaters in any color or as a way to take your work look from desk to holiday dinner, it’s the quickest way to festive attire and just adds the perfect finishing touch and sparkle for the season. I promise.

In this look, I added it to this & Other Stories bell sleeve sweater that can go from casual to dressy with ease. I love the deep green for the season and it instantly feels holiday-ready. Mock neck style sweaters are also a great staple that’s right on-trend. I know turtlenecks aren’t for everyone but a mock neck can bridge the gap to give off that chic and bundled look without sacrificing comfort—or feeling stuffy. Personally, I love having sweaters with just a little something extra and details like mock necks or bell sleeves give basic styles the perfect twist to elevate your holiday look. 

Of course, I tucked this sweater into my Levi’s Wedgie jeans that have been getting plenty of wear this season. I love how well they pair with booties and how chic they look with my M.Gemi Corsa boots underneath. These booties are sheer perfection, I swear. I have a hard time finding ankle boots that aren’t too high yet still have a bit of a heel, so they don’t feel frumpy. These are 2.15 inches and are really manageable. I love how they come up higher on the leg and look great with dresses, too. So far, they haven’t needed any breaking in period and are really comfortable for all-day wear. 

They’re definitely a splurge but you can get $60 off with code TYLER60 and I promise the quality is incredible. I’m in between sizes (8 and 8.5) and went with the size 39 which fits perfectly.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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White Lace Holiday Style with Faux Fur

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’Tis the season for holiday parties and if you’re anything like me—you almost never know what to wear. 😂I typically rely on some combination of jeans + a pretty blouse and if you’re a jeans gal, as well, that really never fails. 

Try giving your holiday look a fresh update this year with bright winter white in sheer lace. This Free People bodysuit is the prettiest combination of classic and feminine and just begs to be dressed up with a little holiday sparkle. For something a bit more subdued and edgy, it also comes in black!

I tucked it into my go-to Levi’s 501 jeans but this pairs perfectly with any of your favorite bottoms from denim to dress pants and mini skirts. Hello, cute New Year’s look with a sequin mini. 😍I love how it has a bit of natural looseness at the waist so it gives off that effortless tuck perfectly—without the work! It also has snaps and a thong so it’s seamless and doesn’t disrupt your, ahem, bathroom trips.

For an indoor party (or California winter temps), these Madewell Harper Mules are so perfect. Comfy, easy-to-wear and chic as can be.

Top off your look with festive faux fur—the faux part is most important. I love this one by BlankNYC and it comes in several great colors for the season. It honestly elevates any look in an instant but really looks great dressed up or down. For reference, I’m in the size x-small. 

Of course, you can’t go wrong with velvet or sequins and this little & Other Stories bag is sheer holiday perfection. The perfect arm candy to make a statement. 

I hope you’re all having a great holiday season and, as always, thank you so much for reading!

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Gift Guide Under $50 | For Hostess, White Elephant or Home

Happy December, friends! In continuing my holiday gift guide series, I’m sharing some great finds under $50 that would make a fun and festive gift for the hostess, a white elephant party or even just a fun themed gift for the home. Happy shopping and have a wonderful holiday season!

ONE - A copper coffee mug perfect for on-the-go! I’m obsessed with copper anything and I love how these mugs come with a lid for your morning commute. This would be a cute gift with a Starbucks cup or hot cocoa kit!

TWO - These felt ornaments are classic as can be and are currently on sale for $4. These would be so cute tied around a gift bag or as a finishing, holiday touch on a pair of fuzzy slippers, dish towels or a soft blanket.

THREE - I really love the vintage look on these coupe glasses. Perfect for anyone who loves craft cocktails, gin martinis or as an addition to a bar cart. These would be great on their own or with a mini cocktail recipe book like this one.

FOUR - Because a festive candle can do no wrong this holiday season.

FIVE - Add a bottle of wine to this decanter for the perfect hostess gift!

SIX - Or skip the decanter and just give your wine bottle a little festive cheer with this ‘cheers’ wine bag.

SEVEN - This ‘cheers’ weight is another great, festive gift for a bar cart enthusiast.

EIGHT - I adore the amethyst stone on this wine stopper, which is definitely a show stopper!

NINE - How cute is this hot cocoa kit? This would be fun for a white elephant gift, teacher gift—really anyone on your list!

TEN - This cheese platter has the prettiest copper stripe detailing and is a great gift for the hostess—just bring over your favorite cheese & crackers and they get to keep the platter!

ELEVEN - This “Host” cookbook is perfectly fitting for a hostess gift or to pick up for yourself this season.

TWELVE - This is the cutest spice jar and it would be perfect filled with fun tea bags, loose tea or, well spices I guess. 😂

THIRTEEN - Everyone loves snuggling up in cozy throws—especially during this season. These chunky knit blankets are so popular and can be pretty expensive. I found this one on Etsy and you can get it in tons of sizes and colors. The smallest size would be a great throw!

FOURTEEN - I had to include another platter because it’s the season of holiday parties and hosting loved ones and friends. The marble and copper on this one is so pretty.

FIFTEEN - A gift for the wine lover, this 11-bottle wine rack comes in a few metal tones and is such a cool statement piece.

In case you missed it, I also shared my “Classic Gift Guide for Me” on the blog and will have a couple more gift guides up this season! I hope you stop by again and, as always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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2018 Black Friday Sale Finds!

2018 Black Friday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you’re all enjoying time off, time with friends and family and maybe a little bit of Black Friday shopping. I wanted to share some favorite sale finds in a roundup here for you. You can also see my list of Black Friday sales in my post HERE.

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This has become one of my favorite outfit combinations and so many of these staples are on sale! See list below. You can see more of this look in my blog post HERE.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings size small - 20% off

Madewell Surplus Jacket size XS - On Sale + Extra 25% off with code DEALWITHIT

Nike Sneakers size 8 (I’m between 8 and 8.5 and always wear 8 in Nike) - not part of BF but still on sale for under $100!

Ray-Ban Sunglasses - 20% off

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I have a full post on this outfit you can see HERE. My Splendid Jogger pants and favorite Splendid thermal shirt are both 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY! I’m wearing an xs in the pants and a small in the shirt.

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I shared this outfit in this post the other day and absolutely adore this Free People pullover. It’s crazy soft and has a great lived-in, effortless feel. It’s currently 40% off! My jeans are also on sale at Levi’s for 40% off and are also included in the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale.

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Black Friday Bags and Accessories

Black Friday Beauty Deals

Let me know if there’s anything specific you’re looking for and happy shopping!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

2018 Black Friday Sale List!

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Happy Black Friday! I’m sharing details all of the very best sales in the list below. What are you shopping for this year?

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A few of my favorite things for the season are included in several sales, so I’ll start with those! In the photo above, you can get up to 40% off a few of these things I packed in my Thanksgiving weekend suitcase—including the suitcase!

Black Friday Sale Favorites

Madewell Mules - Up to 25% off at Shopbop and 25% off Madewell

Madewell Rollneck Sweater - 25% off at Madewell

BlankNYC Faux Fur Jacket - Buy More, Save More, Up to 25% off at Shopbop

Levi’s 501 Jeans - 40% off on the Levi’s Site with code INDIGO!

Levi’s Wedgie Jeans - 40% off on the Levi’s Site with code INDIGO!

Green Pullover Sweater - 20% off!

Velvet Bag - 20% off!

CALPACK Carry On - Buy More, Save More, Up to 25% off at Shopbop

Black Friday Sale Roundup

Fashion & Accessories + Multi-Retailers:

& Other Stories - 20% off site wide!

7 For all Mankind - 30% off full price with code EARLY30 at checkout. Ends 11/21

Abercrombie & Fitch - 50% off entire store + free shipping!

Amazon - New deals live daily until 25 November! 

Ann Taylor - Free shipping + 40% off everything with code SHOPEARLY

Anthropologie - 30% off everything!

ASOS - 25% off everything with code EPIC25

BaubleBar - $10+ Door busters, 30% off personalized and up to 65% off gift sets.

Bloomingdale’s - Save 30% on select styles. Ends 11/28

Dolce Vita - Extra 30% off sale with code BLKFRI30

Etsy - Up to 60% off in the Cyber Week sale

Express -  50% off everything + free shipping

Gap - 50% off everything + free shipping with code BLKFRIDAY

J.Crew - Get 40% off your purchase with code TOGETHER

J.Crew Factory - 40%-50% off site wide with code ADD2CART

Kay Jewelers - Earn $100 in rewards every $300 spent online and in-stores. Ends 12/24 

Kendra Scott - Yellow Friday Sale! Buy more, save more. 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+. Ends 11/26

Levi’s - Get 40% Off site wide, Plus Free Shipping with code INDIGO. Ends 11/26

LOFT - 40% off with code BESTWEEK

Lord and Taylor - 20% off your purchase of $200 or more with code BONUS

Macy's - Extra 20% off with select departments with code SCORE or $10 off $25+ purchase off select departments with code SCOREMORE

Madewell - 25% off purchase with code DEALWITHIT

M.Gemi - 25% off

Missguided - 50% site wide with code USEME

Nasty Gal - 60% off EVERYTHING!

Neiman Marcus - $50 off $200 with code THANKFUL

Nordstrom - Up to 60% off!

Old Navy - 40% off almost everything

Ray-Ban - 20% off everything + 50% off select styles

Rebecca Minkoff - 25% off purchase of $100 or more with code THX25

Revolve - Up to 60% off

Sam Edelman - Extra 30% off almost everything with code SAMSGIVING2018

Shopbop - Spend more get more, up to 25% off with code MORE18

Splendid - 40% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY

Sole Society - Up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden - 20% off with code GIFT

TOPSHOP - Up to 50% off selected lines, with free standard worldwide delivery plus stackable 10% student discount!

Tory Burch - 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters - Urban Outfitters is featuring BOGO 50% off site wide. Ends 11/23

Vici - Spend more, earn more + 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY30

Beauty:

Beauty Bay - Up to 30% off site wide

QVC - $10 off your first order with code TEN4U. Ends 12/3 

Ulta - Get $3.50 off your $15 purchase. Ends 11/24 

T-3 Micro - 25% off site wide

Home:

Minted - 15% off holiday cards with code MERRY

Serena & Lily - Shop everything 20% off with code GATHER

Target - Get a 20% off coupon when you spend %50; furniture up to 40% off

The Home Depot - Save up to 70% off end of season furniture savings, select décor and bedding essentials

West Elm - Buy More, Save More, up to 30% with code SAVEMORE

World Market - 40% off ALL furniture + free shipping on $200 with code FURNDEAL

Happy shopping and, as always, thank you so much for reading! Keep an eye out for another roundup coming soon!

x Tyler

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2018 Pre-Black Friday Sales Happening Now

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Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! We made it to San Diego and it’s been so nice to unwind and enjoy time with family. I hope you all are having an amazing Thanksgiving week! In case you’re browsing Black Friday sales early, I wanted to quickly share some of the sales happening now. It seems like every year, Black Friday comes earlier and earlier. Does anyone even go out shopping in-store anymore?? The idea terrifies me a little bit but it’s also fun to see holiday decorations. I don’t allow myself to officially welcome Christmas until after Thanksgiving but tomorrow—it’s fair game! 🤣

FYI, you can find the Levi’s Wedgie Jeans I’m wearing in this post for 40% off and under $60 with code INDIGO and my slingback flats are included in the Buy More, Save More Shopbop sale—up to 25% off! My Rebecca Minkoff Bree bag is also 25% off (making it just $123!) with code THX25.

Here’s a roundup of pre-Black Friday sales happening now:

Fashion & Accessories + Multi-Retailers:

7 For all Mankind - 30% off full price with code EARLY30 at checkout. Ends 11/21

Abercrombie & Fitch - 50% off entire store + free shipping!

Amazon - New deals live daily until 25 November! 

Ann Taylor - Free shipping + 40% off everything with code SHOPEARLY

Anthropologie - Extra 25% off sale items

BaubleBar - $10+ Door busters, 30% off personalized and up to 65% off gift sets.

Bloomingdale’s - Save 30% on select styles. Ends 11/28

Dolce Vita - Extra 30% off sale with code BLKFRI30

Etsy - Up to 60% off in the Cyber Week sale

Express -  50% off everything + free shipping

Gap - 50% off everything + free shipping with code BLKFRIDAY

H&M - Extra 25% off sale with code 3236. Ends 11/21

J.Crew - Get 40% off your purchase with code TOGETHER. Ends 11/22 

J.Crew Factory - 40%-50% off site wide with code ADD2CART

Kay Jewelers - Earn $100 in rewards every $300 spent online and in-stores. Ends 12/24 

Kendra Scott - Yellow Friday Sale! Buy more, save more. 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+. Ends 11/26

Levi’s - Get 40% Off site wide, Plus Free Shipping with code INDIGO. Ends 11/26

LOFT - 40% off with code BESTWEEK

Lord and Taylor - 20% off your purchase of $200 or more with code BONUS

Macy's - Extra 20% off with select departments with code SCORE or $10 off $25+ purchase off select departments with code SCOREMORE

Madewell - 25% off purchase with code DEALWITHIT

Missguided - 50% site wide with code USEME. Ends 11/27

Nasty Gal - 60% off EVERYTHING!

Nordstrom - Up to 40% off

Old Navy - 40% off almost everything

Ray-Ban - 20% off everything + 50% off select styles

Rebecca Minkoff - 25% off purchase of $100 or more with code THX25

Sam Edelman - Extra 30% off almost everything with code SAMSGIVING2018

Shopbop - Spend more get more, up to 25% off with code MORE18

Sole Society - Up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden - 20% off with code GIFT

Sunglass Hut - Up to 50% off

TOPSHOP - Up to 50% off selected lines, with free standard worldwide delivery plus stackable 10% student discount! Ends 11/26

Tory Burch - 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters - Urban Outfitters is featuring BOGO 50% off sitewide. Ends 11/23

Beauty:

Beauty Bay - Up to 30% off site wide

QVC - $10 off your first order with code TEN4U. Ends 12/3 

Ulta - Get $3.50 off your $15 purchase. Ends 11/24 

T-3 Micro - 25% off site wide

Home:

Minted - 20% off holiday cards, gifts, fine art and home decor on orders $150+ and 15% off all other orders with code BF2018. Ends 1/23

Serena & Lily - Shop everything 20% off with code GATHER. Ends 11/25

The Home Depot - Save up to 70% off end of season furniture savings, select décor and bedding essentials

West Elm - Buy More, Save More, up to 30% with code SAVEMORE

World Market - 40% off ALL furniture + free shipping on $200 with code FURNDEAL. Ends 11/25

Happy happy shopping and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

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Gift Guide for Her | My Classic Holiday Wishlist

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The biggest thing on my wishlist this year wasn’t something you can buy in a store and it’s not something I’m adding to this wishlist. But it is something I’ve been envisioning and dreaming about…and am beyond excited for. It’s a home. Yard space for Benny and Marlo, somewhere light and bright….a place with more space for us to welcome people into. If you asked me over the last few months what I wanted for Christmas, a home, hands-down, would have been my top pick.

…and we found it! We’ve been in a 1-bedroom apartment for the past two years and while we’ve enjoyed our time there (it’s actually where we met!), we are so excited and ready to be in a bigger space. We’re not ready to buy and will still be renting (thank you, Bay Area, for being so. dang. expensive), but we found something with more space for us and the dogs and can’t wait for this next chapter in a place that really feels like our own home.

Since I feel like a lot of my energy has been going towards sending out good home vibes lately, I haven’t even been thinking about other “things” I might want but it’s still fun to get ideas, so I did put together a quick list of a few holiday things. This list does have some higher priced items but I’m genuinely trying to share things that are timeless, things I genuinely love or things that would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Classic items in case it’s helpful to get ideas for your mom, sister, bff—or you!

Without further ado…here’s…

The Top 10 Classic Things on My Holiday Wish List

  1. To Give Back - I know it’s not a typical thing to put on a holiday gift guide but I’ve been looking for ways to do more and give back and one cause really close to my heart is animals. I was on the West Elm site the other day and found a sweet and easy way to do just that this holiday season. You can buy any of their West Elm x ASPCA Collection and $1 of your purchase will go directly to the ASPCA. The ornaments are really adorable and would be perfect for any animal lover you know or to simply snag something sentimental for yourself this holiday.

  2. Low-Heel Booties - I’ve been trying to streamline my closet lately and have noticed I have tons of booties with 3+ inch heel heights and fewer low-heeled styles that are actually wearable in my everyday life. I still love having a slight heel because I think it tends to look more flattering, but, basically—I need something classic that goes with everything and can bridge the gap between day and night. Sound familiar? Enter the M.Gemi Corsa. These come in several colors and leather/suede options but my favorite is the Mocha Suede. They’re just over 2” which I think is a good in-between.

  3. A Designer Bag - This is a SPLURGE and somewhat unrealistic with a new house, but a girl can dream. I generally purchase within the $150-$300 price range when purchasing higher-end bags but this Chloe Tess Shoulder Bag might be my next dream bag.

  4. Skincare - Sunday Riley Good Genes has truly transformed my skin. Before I started using this product, I honestly wasn’t comfortable going makeup-free. It’s pricey but so worth it. I will gladly accept this for any holiday or birthday and I think it’s a great gift item for a beauty lover—even in a gift set like this one available HERE and HERE which is under $30! You will notice results within the first week, so a smaller size will do.

  5. Perfume - When it comes to gift giving, can you ever really go wrong with perfume? Aerin Beauty Rose de Grasse perfume by Estée Lauder is the most gorgeous, amazing scent I’ve ever smelled. It’s a pricey one and the gorgeous bottle would make a great git. They also have this perfume set, which would be fun.

  6. High-Quality Travel Bags - What’s more appropriate this holiday season than a gift geared for travel? I’ve been swooning over everything Cuyana for a few years now and love this overnight bag and leather travel case set.

  7. Cashmere - I always love having classic sweaters to reach for and a gift doesn’t get much more luxurious than cashmere. I love this Cashmere Crop Mockneck from Everlane and it’s a brand that’s really transparent and admirable. The $100 price point doesn’t hurt either.

  8. Candles - There’s not much better than coming home after a long day and lighting a candle—especially during this season. I adore the scent of this Babe Soy Candle in Rosa from Anthropologie. It’s a subtle floral that’s a little rich but not overwhelming and makes the perfect hostess or holiday favor.

  9. New Sneakers - I love my Nike sneakers and typically get a new pair to workout in every year or two. I’m due for an update and love the colors available in this Nike Free style.

  10. Soft Nude Flats - I practically live in flats and they’re what I wear most for work—even into the colder months. I know these aren’t practical for colder climates but I’ve been eyeing these Via Spiga loafers for a while—and they’re currently on sale!

I hope this was a helpful or interesting read to get you geared up for your holiday shopping and I’m wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving, safe travels and a wonderful holiday season!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

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The Softest Grey Free People Sweater

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UPDATE with Black Friday Sale Info:

Free People Sweater - 30% off HERE, 30% off + additional 25% off with code SCORE HERE

Levi’s 501 Jeans - 40% with code INDIGO

Rebecca Minkoff Bag - Currently on sale + an additional 25% off with code THX 25

Slingback Flats - Part of the Buy More, Save More sale; up to 25% off at Shopbop

I found one of the softest sweaters of the season and it’s this Free People Break Away pullover. I think having a classic grey sweater in your collection is a must—there’s just something effortless about them—but this sweater does also come in a few more fall-ready tones like mustard, olive and a dark, pinky burgundy color that would be great for holiday festivities.

I’ve worn this sweater with my go-to Levi’s 501 jeans shown here, tucked into skirts paired with boots and tossed on over my faux leather Spanx. It’s a really great, versatile piece and I love the mock neck. It does run a little oversized (as most Free People pieces do), but I think it just lends to the lived-in, effortless, cozy look. It also tucks well but looks great left undone, as well.

Whenever I need a quick outfit for on-the-go days, I reach for an outfit combination like this one but now that it’s finally cooling down, I’ll be swapping my flats out for booties!

FYI, this sweater is currently 30% off at select retailers! Check the first two links below. I’m wearing an xs.

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

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