PACKING FOR THE BEACH

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 Last year was the first Christmas my family and I did not spend it at home. Instead we packed our bags and headed to the Bahamas. This year, we are headed back to the sun and I could not be more excited! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a little rest and relaxation and of course, some overdue family time!

Two things I’m loving for the holidays at the beach: dark florals and metallic details. Both are fun ways to get festive!

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CYBER MONDAY SALES!

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Equipment – 

  • 25% off sitewide code: THANKS

Sole Society – 

  • 30% Off entire site

DVF –

  • 40% off select styles +15% off site wide with code “CYBER15″

Milly – 

  • 25% off site wide + extra 10% off final sale with code “CM2014″

Madewell –

  • 25% off your entire purchase, code: GIFTON

ASOS – 

  • 30% off with code “ILOVEMONDAYS”

Bloomindales – 

  • 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

Piperlime – 

  • 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code “CYBERSALE”

Shopbop – 

  • 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1000 with code “GOBIG14″

Ann Taylor 

  • 50% off

GAP –

  • 40% off sitewide, code: CYBER

J.Crew –

  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum – use code “MONDAY”

Joie –

  • 25% off site wide with code “THANKS”

Kate Spade Saturday –

  • 30% off site wide with code “OHWOW”

Nordstrom –

  • Up to 40% off select product

Piperlime –

  • 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code “CYBERSALE”

Revolve –

  • 20% off final sale with code “cybermonday20″
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GIFT GUIDE: FOR MOM

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GIVEAWAY: The Complete Justin Timberlake Experience

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Ladies, put on your party pants!

I could not be more excited to team up with these lovely ladies and a group of amazing sponsors to giveaway “The Ultimate Justin Timberlake Experience” to one lucky winner + her BFF! The winner will not only get to see JT live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, but they will also get treated to a perfect girl’s night out!

Check out the giveaway below for more details and be sure to enter this amazing experience!

Hint: You must download the Blownaway app on your iPhone to enter!

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Fall Feelings

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While some cities are already getting hit hard by snow, it feels like we are just now feeling fall here in Dallas. Although we also experienced lower than normal temps this past week, the weekend warmed up just enough for us to finally enjoy some time outside.

One of my favorite things about the season is layering and the chance to have a little fun mixing prints. Plaid & Checks? I don’t hate it!

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE HOSTESS

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If there is one thing my mom has taught me, it’s to never show up empty handed. Ever. So with holiday party invitations piling up, you better start gearing up for some major hostess gift giving. Living in Texas, I am all about a good fiesta, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this little piñata ornament. But then again, I am pretty much in love with all of these gift ideas. One for you, one for me? ; )

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Hint, Hint

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As my sister and I have grown older our parents have focused on fewer, better gifts for the holidays. Typically we choose one or two things we really need (want) and give Santa a not-so-subtle hint in the form of list. Cuyana has the same philosophy. They’ve focused on giving fewer, better gifts this season. And what better way to tell your loved ones what you really want than with a little hint?

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR YOUR BESTIE

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 Winter is officially here and that only means one thing: the holidays are too! What better way to kick off the season than with your favorite gal-pal? Whether she needs something to keep her warm and cozy or just a little something to brighten her day, I’ve got you covered for all the must-have gifts for your bestie.

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Milan to Madrid

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Last week I was in Milan and Madrid, two cities I had never been to before. Milan may have been cold and rainy but it did not stop my from getting my all-time favorite food: gelato. I have a rule that when in Italy you must have gelato at least once a day, and you better bet I followed my own rules.

Madrid, on the other hand, had amazing weather. There were blue skies and the sun was shining, creating the perfect day to explore the Buen Retiro Park.

From rain to shine, there has been one item that has been with me through it all: my cape. I must admit, when I first bought this cape a year ago, I didn’t know if I would ever even wear it. Well, let me just tell you, capes are my new favorite! They are surprisingly warm and go with everything – day or night!

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Thanksgiving Decor

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 I don’t know about you, but I have no idea how it’s already MID NOVEMBER! When did that happen?! Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. So make sure you are ready and your table is set with these adorable Thanksgiving decor ideas! xx

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