Friday, November 28, 2014

The Best Black Friday Sales

Happy Black Friday everyone and happy belated Thanksgiving! I actually hosted Thanksgiving at my house with my family and the newest edition to our family -- my nephew! It was a lot of work but a great day and I'm tired from it already! For today, I wanted to round up some of the best Black Friday deals online as I'm going to be lounging in my pjs today doing a LOT of online shopping!

So thankful for all of YOU every single day.


Anthropologie // huge sale site wide

ASOS (US) //  30% off CODE: TGIBF

Athleta // 20% off CODE: FIT20

BaubleBar // 15% off 2 items CODE: FRIDAY15

Bloomingales // 50% off on a selection site wide

Bluefly // up to 80% off

DailyLook // $30 off $100, $50 off $150, $80 off $250 + free shipping CODE: BLACKFRIDAY14

Express //  50% site wide

Forever 21 // deals under $5, $10, $20

Free People //  up to 50% off select items.

Gap (US) //  50% off site wide CODE: BLKFRIDAY

J. Crew // 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum CODE: HOLIDAY

Kate Spade Saturday // 30% off sitewide + free shipping CODE: DEALME

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase CODE: GIFTON

Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product

Old Navy - entire store will be 50% off

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week CODE: IHEARTNYC

Revolve // select items up to 80% off

Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 CODE: GOBIG14

Sole Society // 30% off all footwear

Stylebop // 30% off winter items & jewelry + free shipping CODE: BLACK2014

Theory // 40% off site wide

TOMS // 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) CODE: CHEER

Topshop (US) // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

4 Moods & Attitudes

Style is all about self expression and our moods can really affect what we wear and how we wear it. Today I have partnered up with Target to round up 4 full body looks based on the 4 moods & attitudes that I embody often and show you how I dress for the occasion! 

Pants // Vest // Shoes // Hat
For a cold day out in San Diego, I would most likely be seen wearing skinny jeans & booties right off the bat. I still like to look styled while out and since it's not extremely cold here I love pairing the look with a faux fur vest for some warmth and of course a floppy hat to add that final touch!
Dress // Tights // Clutch // Shoes // Lipstick
I love dressing for the holidays! My go-to is always a red dress and black tights. To me - the two together just scream holiday party. I always try to add in some sparkles so this clutch is perfect and of course a bold red lip always stands out!

Top // Bottoms // Socks
Although most of the time you see me dressed up on my blog, I mostly enjoy the days when I'm being lazy since they don't happen too often. My lazy days are always spent in extremely cozy loungewear and I always have cute socks on (I hate walking around barefoot)!
Pants // Shoes // Top
Another So. Cal "must have" look is definitely the relaxed look. Although I love my skinny jeans and high heels, I quite often trade them in for boyfriend jeans, flats and an oversized cardigan for comfort and ease when I have to run errands throughout the day.

I hope this post helped inspire you to express your own moods & attitudes in an ultra stylish way so that you're not just wearing clothes, you're wearing who you are! BTW- I have been partnering up with Cosmic Cart which lets you buy items from multiple retailers without having to leave my site. When you see the Cosmic Cart icon in the photos, click it to shop the look!

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Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Geometric Prints + Giveaway Announcement

gentle fawn geometric print olivia pant
gentle fawn crop olivia pant
black asos bucket bag
marc fisher black open toe booties
gentle fawn geometric elastic waistband pant
Top: Nordstrom (similar) // Pants: Gentle Fawn // Shoes: Marc Fisher (similar here) // Bag: ASOS // Sunglasses: ZeroUV

Can you guys believe that in 2 days it's Thanksgiving?! It's so hard to believe that it's already here and before I know it will be a whole new year! Ahh, time sure does fly by, doesn't it?! I'm actually hosting Thanksgiving this year so I am getting my house all prepped up for the big day! Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday.

On another note, I hope you guys have entered the HUGE giveaway I'm hosting with a group of ladies here! You have a chance to win a $400 Nordstrom Gift Card!! Hurry up & enter! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Home for the Holidays: A Peek Inside My Home

Love Olia at Home: Home for the Holidays
Peace Sign Home Decor Accent all white living room decor side table with coffee table books and flowerswest elm throw pillows Pier 1 Vase and Flowers Bouquet arrangement candle home decor centerpiece flower bouquet arrangement table centerpiece flower bouquet arrangement
Living Room:
Coffee Table: West Elm // Pillows: West Elm // Couch: IKEA // Candle: Glade // Side Table: West Elm // Coffee Table Books: Various but love ShopBop // Mirror: Pier 1 Imports, similar Here // Tray: West Elm

Dining Room:
Table: IKEA // Candles: Glade // Vase: Pier 1 Imports // Flowers: Pier 1 Imports

Hmmm... can you guys tell I like white?! 

Today I'm partnering with Glade to bring you a look inside my home! I always get asked to see bits and pieces of my home and although it seems to always be a work in progress, I wanted to show you all a little glimpse at my home for the holidays. This year I'm having everyone over at my place so I wanted to make it really nice and a bit festive. I don't go TOO overboard with the decorations but I love to have little hints of the holidays throughout. My tree was up mid November (don't judge me) since I love having it up for a solid month & a half before I have to take it all down -- hey, it's a lot of work!

My style is very modern and clean - hence why I love the white. It gives me an open feeling and makes everything look clean to me. I've added a bit of color to my living room with my rug and mirror and added lots of touches of gold to the room which I love. One thing I have to note - my favorite part of my living room has got to be this coffee table. I'm a sucker for always getting home late and having my dinner on my couch (I know, so bad) so when I found this coffee table it was a match made in heaven. Basically, it opens up and becomes a table and folds back in for when you're not using it for that. We eat here ALL the time and it's one of the best purchases I've made to date!

In my dining room the theme tends to be more white & silver. I have to admit, you have no idea how long it took to find a centerpiece for my dining table. Lets put this into perspective -- I've lived here about one year and just got my centerpiece one month ago. I would buy stuff all the time and not be happy then return it and this continued on and on until I just gave up and said when I find something, I'll just know. I finally found this vase I fell in love with and started adding flowers and jewels to it until I loved the arrangement. It's big enough for my large table and a total eye catcher.

Around my home you will see LOTS of candles. I am obsessed with having candles almost everywhere in my house but here's the catch -- for the most part they are all LED candles since I am VERY particular when it comes to scents. The ones that aren't LED around my home are my favorite Glade candles since I love the smell of all of them! They are literally the only ones I have in my home right now. Right now, the scent I'm hooked on is Clean Linen although all of the flavors smell amazing. I usually will light them when I have guests coming over so my house will feel nice, fresh...and of course, clean! I also love that even if you don't light them they still make your room smell awesome which is an added bonus. You will see I have them in my dining area, as well as my living room and I usually have one on my bar cart as well! There is nothing better than lots of beautiful and sweet smelling candles for the holidays!

I hope you guys enjoyed a little peek inside my home! Happy Holidays!

Check out Glade on Pinterest (launching December 1st) by clicking here!!

Big thanks to Glade for sponsoring this post.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

$400 Nordstrom Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

I have a special Sunday treat for you all!! I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to give you a chance to win a $400 Nordstrom Gift Card!! This isn't a sponsored giveaway or anything like that -- we just all pitched in and wanted to offer a holiday thank you to all our followers for all your support! One lucky winner gets to do some major shopping with that gift card!! All you have to do is scroll down & enter below! Good Luck!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Half Up Top Knot Hair Tutorial

half up top knot hair tutorial hairstyle

I've been seeing this hairstyle everywhere on the celebs these day so I knew I had to re-create it in tutorial form for all of you! Hope you enjoy & try it out!

STEP 1: Separate top section of hair.

STEP 2: Apply texturizing spray and tease this section of hair for added volume.

STEP 3: Twirl hair around itself to create a "bun" at the top of your head. Note: This bun does not have to be perfect -- in fact, the messier, the better.

STEP 4: Grab bobby pins.

STEP 5: Pin hairstyle into place. Voila!

Make sure to "PIN" this on Pinterest if you liked it! :)

Here is the VIDEO form of the hairstyle below!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!

The holidays are all about giving and thats exactly what Maurices is doing! I had to share this amazing sweepstakes with you guys for the holidays so keep reading and make sure to enter to win below!


Enter now through 12/5 and you could be on of three to win $1,500 ($1,685 CAD) towards flying you or someone you love home for the holidays courtesy of Maurices! 


Subject to official rules. No purchase necessary.

Happy Holidays!