Friday Favorites 11/21/14


Friday, November 21, 2014

Anthropologie - free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150
Ann Taylor - 60% off all sale styles + 40% off party mixers
Loft - 50% off select new styles + extra 50% off sale styles
Banana Republic - 40% off your purchase w/ code BRSMILE
J.Crew - 25% off your purchase w/ code SHOPNOW
J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything + extra 20% off clearance + free shipping
Baublebar - 25% off  select personalized styles
ASOS - 25% off ASOS label
Gap - $45 off your purchase of $100+ with code SPREE
Forever21 - up to 50% off winter styles
Express - 30% off all outerwear

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Holiday Beauty Gift Guide


Thursday, November 20, 2014

holiday beauty gift ideas
For today's holiday gift guide, I've rounded up 20 of the best beauty product gift ideas!
top photo by Lacey Rabalais

20 beauty gift ideas

(hover & click the items above to be brought directly to its product page or shop the links below!)

There are so many beauty products to experiment and try out which makes them all the better for potential gift ideas for all your favorite ladies. These are some of my favorite products out there and ones that I REALLY want to try. I mean a personal microderm system and split end sealer - those are two things I would love to get my hands on. A few of them I actually use religiously and wouldn't mind at all getting more of in my stocking. I SWEAR by the Anastasia Brow Wiz and Skin Ceuticals CF - two different dermatologists have told me that this product is the real deal, and I have noticed a difference in my skin. Other products on my list are little luxuries like the Oribe wave spray and finishing powder. And of course my favorite lip glosses in the first photo that I can't live without!

What beauty products will you be gifting this holiday season?

Current Sales:
Anthropologie - free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150
Ann Taylor - 60% off all sale styles + 40% off party mixers
Loft - 50% off select new styles + extra 50% off sale styles
Banana Republic - 40% off your purchase w/ code BRSMILE
J.Crew - 25% off your purchase w/ code SHOPNOW
J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything + extra 20% off clearance + free shipping
Baublebar - 25% off  select personalized styles
ASOS - 25% off ASOS label
Gap - $45 off your purchase of $100+ with code SPREE
Forever21 - up to 50% off winter styles
Express - 30% off all outerwear
C.Wonder - 30% off everything

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Thanksgiving Dinner Outfit Ideas w/ Chic Street Style


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today is the last and final day of my Thanksgiving mini style guide with Chic Street Style. I'm super sad to say it's already over, but hopefully I'll be able to do more collaborations like this soon! Whether you'll have an early Thanksgiving lunch and need to dress for comfort or a fancy Thanksgiving dinner where you want to look your best, Brenna and I have put together two outfit ideas to get you thinking about what to wear next week!

hammered horn necklace c/o Urban Lilac Jewelry
antler and stone necklace c/o Urban Lilac Jewelry
sunglasses c/o zeroUV
photos by Lacey Rabalais

My family is pretty spread out, so I'm traveling from one house to the other for Thanksgiving meals... and I'm pretty much eating at every single one. So, I need a comfortable outfit that will get me through the entire day and multiple slices of pumpkin pie. I hate to say this, but when I was considering what to wear for Thanksgiving Day, I literally thought about a comfortable waistband. That's so bad. 

BUT with my Twiggy Dancer leggings by James Jeans, I don't have to think twice.

I've posted about these jeans and how stretchy they are multiple times now, but they're ideal for times like Thanksgiving when you know you're going to be cheating on any sort of healthy eating plan. They are definitely forgiving - they are made with the same material as yoga pants. I could literally do yoga in these jeans. I mean I don't, but I could. Instead, I'll just be able to eat three servings of green bean casserole.

I'm also all about loose layering right now. I love this fringe cardigan option so much - and it's long enough in the back. (I hate when they're not long enough in the back!)

I also want to chat about my Johnston and Murphy booties and how cozy, comfy they are! I picked these specifically because I didn't have a gray winter boot, but the other two colors are just as lovely especially the tan with it's multi-colored lining. And best of all, you can WIN A PAIR right now by visiting @apinchoflovely on Instagram. Find the giveaway image of these booties and follow the instructions to win!

Please take note of the necklaces in today's post as well - there will be a Thanksgiving giveaway with Urban Lilac next week! A great gift to win for yourself or to give someone else, so you'll want to check back for that opportunity too!

Thank you, thank you to Brenna for inviting me to be a part of this Thanksgiving lookbook series. It's my first one of this kind, and I really had a blast putting together our coordinating looks! Remember to check out Chic Street Style for more of Brenna's outfit inspiration and for full details of the looks seen on A Pinch of Lovely this week! xo

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Thanksgiving Weekend Outfits w/ Chic Street Style


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

plaid vest with fit and flare skirt

Whether you're meeting friends out for coffee or dashing off to Black Friday sales, you're going to need a casual outfit for your Thanksgiving weekend. Today is part two of my Thanksgiving mini style guide with Brenna from Chic Street Style, and we've created outfits inspired by the upcoming holiday shopping weekend. I love that you can tell that we both have very different locations and temperatures from our two different outfits!

blue and gray plaid vest with silver coin necklace 
weekend outfit idea
wearing the plaid puffer vest
how to wear your puffy vest
plaid quilted vest and boots

sunglasses c/o zeroUV

Soo it was 75 degrees on Sunday, and now, there's a freeze warning. And if that's not enough for my sinuses to go completely haywire (too late), it's going to be back in the 70s this weekend! This Louisiana weather is unpredictable, so it's nearly impossible for me to pack up any of my skirts or light layers. I'm keeping my transitional pieces on-hand like this quilted, flippy skirt and classic white long-sleeve tee.

This plaid vest is an item I'll be able to wear well into winter though. I can use it to layer over heavy sweaters, under coats and even over light jackets. It's in a navy buffalo check print - and if you haven't already seen, buffalo check is EVERYWHERE right now. I've got a little more buffalo check coming your way... I just had to get through the Alabama game before I broke out the red plaid.

I paired this outfit with my flat ankle boots which I've been wearing more than ever lately. They're ideal for any shopping trip or if you're running weekend errands because they stay comfortable after long periods of wear. So when mom forgets the cranberry sauce, you can throw these on and dash out to the grocery store last minute. Or you can stand triumphantly (and comfortably) in that extra long checkout line after dominating Black Friday.

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Current Sales:
Kate Spade Saturday - extra 20% off select sale items w/ code CHILLY20
Anthropologie - 25% off dresses and jewelry
Madewell - extra 25% off all sale styles w/ code FALLBACK
Bloomingdale's - 20% off everything w/ code HOLIDAY
Banana Republic - 40% off your purchase w/ code CHEER
J.Crew - 25% off your purchase w/ code SHOPNOW
J.Crew Factory - 40%-60% off everything
Baublebar - 25% off your purchase w/ code SPARKLE25
ASOS - 25% off ASOS brand items

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