black friday sales. for the home.

i hope you've all finalized your christmas lists, because the moment we've been waiting for is here!

COCOCOZY: 25% off entire order with code: COCO25

WORLD MARKET: 50% off many products + free shipping on orders over $100 with code: SAVEBIG10

WEST ELM: up to 25% off everything with code: SUPERSALE
*check out their gifts under $25

you might like these:
FINESTATIONERY | up to 25% off with code: BLKFRIDAY
*check out their gifts under $25
KELLY WEARSTLER | up to 30% off with code: KWBLACKFRIDAY
POTTERY BARN KIDS | 20% off select items
REBECCA ATWOOD | 25% off with code: 2014CYBERMONDAY25


food for thought.

did you know that happiness is a skill that is
within our control?

growing up, we always had dinner as a family...at the table, tv off. it gave us a chance to talk about our day and to stay connected amidst our busy schedules. when i had kids, i did the same for them. family meals make a difference.

with all the holiday meals and gatherings coming up, this infographic from happify illustrates a few quick and easy things you can do to improve your mood and overall well-being.

happy thanksgiving!

did you/do you eat together as a family?

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looking for black friday sales? here's a round-up.

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did you enter the Datevitation GIVEAWAY yet?  these love coupon books make great gifts for your significant other, friends, or kids.

pre-black friday sales.

can't wait for black friday shopping?
these sales start wednesday 11/26.

J.CREW: 30% off select regular-priced items / extra 40% off sale / free shipping with code: HOLIDAY

KATE SPADE SATURDAY: 30% off with code: DEALME

FRENCH CONNECTION: 30% off regular priced items with code: 30FCBF

you might also like these:
NEED SUPPLY CO. | 30% off sale items
NINE WEST | 50% off select items
JUICY COUTURE | 50% off + free shipping with code: JCBLACK
NECESSARY CLOTHING | 25% off sitewide


casual sequins. leggings.

how do you dress down dressy?
throw a sweatshirt on it. or sneakers. or both.

you don't have to save those sequins or velours for parties. i wore these sequined leggings to a christmas party a few years ago, and i always pull them out at the end of the year. it's the holiday season. it's ok to be festive even if you're just running errands. i deem grabbing peppermint lattes with friends a totally appropriate occasion for rocking the triple S...
sequins + sweats + sneaks.

what's one thing you find yourself dressing down each year.

(suburban riot sweatshirt; charlotte russe leggings (similar), nine west sneakers; metallic tattoos via oomph)

shop the look:

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stocking stuffer idea for the kids!

get $10 off  + free shipping with code: OOMPH



mondays come too soon, don't you agree? at least it's a short week! by the way, who plans on braving the black friday crowds? 

kicking this week off with a punch of bright pink.

lips: LAQA & Co 'ring of fire' & Avon 'vamp'
a few snaps from a holiday shopping event we had this weekend.
(shirt via oomph; paige denim; charles david 'pact' heels c/o; american eagle camouflage jacket; ray-ban aviators)

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get $10 off + free shipping with code: OOMPH


Datevitation review + GIVEAWAY.

[i received one book for the purpose of this review;
all opinions are 100% mine.]

remember those coupons you used to make as a kid for your mom or dad offering one day to take out the trash or one free car wash?

then as you got older, you made coupons for your special someone for one free massage or a romantic dinner cooked by yours truly...

and when those coupons landed you a marriage proposal, you got married, had kids, and made coupons for them good for one day free of chores, or an outing of their choice.
well, guess what? Datevitation.com is the web's first online platform to create a custom love coupon book. no more pre-packaged love coupon books. customize your book with specific places and or details to make it extra personal and special.

with a library of over 500 customizable dates (activities) ranging from hot air balloon rides to romantic sunsets to steamy adult-only activities, you can create a one-of-a-kind book.

love coupon books start at just $25 making them a fun, easy, and economical gift for your partner, friend, or children.

there's even an exciting new feature that allows you to add photos of your own faces for the illustrations! i tried it on a book for mini-she, and it is super easy and fun. it doesn't get any more personalized than that!

the coupons are printed on good quality 60# paper, and each page is perforated so you can easily tear them out to redeem. the books also come with an envelope so you don't have to worry about wrapping them.

are you getting ideas yet? check out the giveaway below to win your own love coupon book.


prize: one custom love coupon book

giveaway open to US/CAN/military addresses; ends 12/4
[oomph. is not responsible for prize fulfillment.]
enter using the rafflecopter widget below

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can't wait?
shop now and get $10 off your purchase + free shipping with the code: OOMPH

place your love coupon book orders by December 13th to ensure delivery by Christmas.


shades of black.

things have been a little crazy with big changes happening at the office. keeping it simple in shades of black on this wordless wednesday.

happy hump day.

(Sole Society boots; love & sunshine bag; Lulu's denim)

shop the look:


fall essential. leather jacket.

everyone's favorite fall essential...the leather jacket. throw it over an LBD for a casual weekend look.

how was your weekend?

chinese chicken salad from cafe laufer. overpriced and over-dressed, but hit the spot that day.
weekend wine & good eats.

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