Monday, December 21, 2015

WeekdayWordsFromCLB

 
 
 
 

         

 


Happy Monday! If you are new around here, you'll see that I LOVE quotes. Funny ones, motivational ones, serious ones, inspirational ones... I love them ALL! For those of you who follow me on Instagram you know that almost daily, I post quotes to my page and use the same hashtag so that whenever you want some quick positivity you can click through and see all of my #WeekdayWordsFromCLB in one place!

For those of you who only follow are on my site (thank you!) but want to follow me on other platforms, you can do so below! As always, thank you so much for reading along and making this fun little blog so rewarding!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

GIFT GUIDE ROUND UP!

1. ASOS Blanket Scarf // 2. L.L Bean Gingerbread House // 3. J.Crew Slippers 
 4. L.L Bean Flannel // 5. J.Crew Vest // 6. Kendra Scott Earrings
7. L.L Bean Tabletop Tree // 8. Kate Spade Earrings // 9. J.Crew Flannel Pajamas
10. Nordstrom Ugly Christmas Sweater // 11. J.Crew Vest // 12. Hunter Boots
13. BCBG Darron Pump // 14. Primitives by Kathy Hanging Letter Ornament 
 15. Collectors Glasses // 16. Melissa & Doug Advent Calendar // 17. J.Crew Turtleneck Sweater



1. LUNA Foreo //  2. Ray Ban Aviators // 3. Lilly Pulitzer iPhone Case // 4. NARS Lipstick  
5. Tory Burch MakeUp Bag // 6. GiGi New York Catchall // 7. Tuckernuck Monogrammed Satchel 
8. Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge // 9. Lilly Pulitzer Scarf // 10. J.Crew Suede Flats // 11. Smashbox Lip Set  12. Tory Burch Fitbit Wrap Bracelet // 13. Barrington St. Anne Tote



BP Leopard Scarf  // Bauble Bar Ring // Ban.do Back Up Battery //  Kate Spade Tumbler 
Hunter Shearing Insoles // Lilly Pultizer Key Chain // J.Crew Sleep Mask 
Hunter Boot Shine Sponge // Tory Burch Mini Duo // Bag All Charger Bag 
Beauty Blender Makeup Sponge // Dawlens Bev2Go //  Design Darling Tissue Box



1. Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo // 2. Batiste Dry Shampoo // 3. Dry Bar Hold Me Hair Clips
4. C.O Bigelow Rose Salve // 5. Clarisonic Mia2 // 6. NARS Ita Brush
7. Beauty Blender Sponge/Stand // 8. GLAMboxes GlamPetite // 9. MAC Brush Cleaner
10. Butter London VIP Set // 11. Sigma Spa Brush Cleaner // 12. BareMinerals Wonders' Set
13. Kiehl's Lip Balm



1. Michael Kors Lexington Watch // 2. Hanky Panky Thong // 3. MZ Wallace Oxford Tote
4. Fotostrap Camera Strap // 5. Kai Travel Set // 6. Bobbi Brown Eye Palette
7. Ciate Mini Mani Set // 8. Kendra Scott Jewelry Case // 9. Lilly Pulitzer Cosmetic Case 
10. Yosi Samra Flats // 11. Kate Spade Wallet // 12. Jonathan Adler Pillow
13. UGG Gloves // 14.  Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Set // 15. Diptyque Candle 
16.BCBG Darron Pump


1. Vineyard Vines Ties // 2. Hinged Earbud Case // 3. Wrench Bottle Opener 
4. J.Crew Messenger Bag // 5. FitBit Charge // 6. J.Crew Shoe Care Kit
7. LifeProof iPhone 6 Case // 8. J.Crew Trapper Hat // 9. Ribbon Key Fob
10. J.Crew Boots // 11. Amazon Echo // 12. Amazon Fire Stick
13. Fortis Design Magnetic Wristband // 14. iRobot Roomba// 15. J.Crew Flannel


J.Crew Pom Pom Beanie // First Aid Beauty Eye Brightener // S'well Water Bottle 
iDecoz Emoji Stickers // Confetti Shot Glasses // Baublerella Bling Brush
Sugar Paper Desk Calendar // Bauble Bar Earring Set // Kate Spade Lingerie Bags
The Original Makeup Eraser // Ban.Do Crush Bobbi



1. Cheers Bottle Stopper // 2. Shiraleah Toasting Flutes // 3. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Creams
4. Nest Candle // 5. Thanks a Million Cookies // 6. Frosted Glass Tumblers
7. Celebrate Bottle Carrier // 8. DPM Candle // 9. Mud Pie Cutting Board Set
10. Rifle Paper Desk Calendar // 11. Paper Products Napkins // 12. Peanut Butter Crunch Dog Biscuits


It is not too late to get the perfect gift this holiday season! I have rounded up all my Gift Guides from the very beginning to help ya'll out! If you have any questions about any of the products listed, feel free to email me! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gift Guide: For The Hostess

1. Cheers Bottle Stopper // 2. Shiraleah Toasting Flutes // 3. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Creams
4. Nest Candle // 5. Thanks a Million Cookies // 6. Frosted Glass Tumblers
7. Celebrate Bottle Carrier // 8. DPM Candle // 9. Mud Pie Cutting Board Set
10. Rifle Paper Desk Calendar // 11. Paper Products Napkins // 12. Peanut Butter Crunch Dog Biscuits


Still looking for the perfect gifts to bring for the host of your holiday party or event? I've gathered some of my go to favorites! I've even included a treat for the puppy host! Make sure to check back later this week for a roundup of all my gift guides throughout this holiday season


xx
Courtney

Monday, December 14, 2015

White After Labor Day








Paige Denim //  Madewell Chambray // BCBG Pump // GiGi New York Clutch 


The secret is out! I wear white after Labor Day! I'm a rule breaker, I know!

The past couple weeks in Boston have been bizarre to say the least. Temps have been in the 50's and 60's consistently and Christmas is NEXT week!

This outfit is a favorite of mine because you can easily dress it up or down and still make it look classy and thought out. These pumps are not only weirdly comfortable (don't let the studs scare you) but are also an amazing dupe of a Valentino Pair. Like, an AMAZING dupe, am I right?!

If you are still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift, GiGi New York will not let you down! This clutch was my very first item from them, and seriously one of the best gifts I have ever received. Although it is bright, it goes with everything and people swoon over it every time I carry it.

Make sure to check back later in the week because I am not only coming to you with MORE gift guides and holiday ideas, but I am also going to be doing a massive roundup of ALL my favorite OOTD's from 2015!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Stocking Stuffers



J.Crew Pom Pom Beanie // First Aid Beauty Eye Brightener // S'well Water Bottle 
iDecoz Emoji Stickers // Confetti Shot Glasses // Baublerella Bling Brush
Sugar Paper Desk Calendar // Bauble Bar Earring Set // Kate Spade Lingerie Bags
The Original Makeup Eraser // Ban.Do Crush Bobbi

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Happy almost weekend, ya'll! Since Christmas is QUICKLY approaching (eek!) I figured I'd give you some more stocking inspiration with another fun gift guide! All these little "do dads" and treats would be perfect for filling up that stocking!

Happy shopping!

xx
Courtney

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gift Guide: For Him


1. Vineyard Vines Ties // 2. Hinged Earbud Case // 3. Wrench Bottle Opener 
4. J.Crew Messenger Bag // 5. FitBit Charge // 6. J.Crew Shoe Care Kit
7. LifeProof iPhone 6 Case // 8. J.Crew Trapper Hat // 9. Ribbon Key Fob
10. J.Crew Boots // 11. Amazon Echo // 12. Amazon Fire Stick
13. Fortis Design Magnetic Wristband // 14. iRobot Roomba// 15. J.Crew Flannel

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Buying for guys can be a challenge, but lucky for you sweet readers, I have three brothers, so you are in the right place! I know what I'm talking about! When it comes to picking out the perfect gift for the guy in your life, whether it be your dad, your brother, your boyfriend, or your friend, I always try to find things that are unique, but also practical. 

For my brothers, I usually get them things that they may already have, ie a cell phone case, a work bag or a flannel shirt, but that I know they could use a newer, nicer, version of. I forced all my boys to get the iPhone6 LifeProof case because we all know inevitably it is going to get dropped or smashed within ten minutes of buying it. Definitely a great gift for the iPhone lover!

I also would highly recommend a nice tie, belt or a quality pair of boots or boat shoes. Stepping up your wardrobe, even the smallest of ways can make a huge different in your overall appearance. I always notice when guys are dressed nicely with a put together outfit complimented with a nice accessory. 

I hope some of these gift ideas help in leading you ladies in the right direction! When in doubt, there is always a Netflix or Hulu membership! You can NOT go wrong with that!

Love from Boston,
xo
Court

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The "Treat Yo Self" Gift Guide



1. Michael Kors Lexington Watch // 2. Hanky Panky Thong // 3. MZ Wallace Oxford Tote
4. Fotostrap Camera Strap // 5. Kai Travel Set // 6. Bobbi Brown Eye Palette
7. Ciate Mini Mani Set // 8. Kendra Scott Jewelry Case // 9. Lilly Pulitzer Cosmetic Case 
10. Yosi Samra Flats // 11. Kate Spade Wallet // 12. Jonathan Adler Pillow
13. UGG Gloves // 14.  Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Set // 15. Diptyque Candle 
16.BCBG Darron Pump

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This particular gift guide started off as fun gifts for "her", but ended up going in a different direction when I realized that most of these gifts are pretty extravagant or what I call "lust list" items.

I have always had a "work hard, play hard" motto, so that is what I am leaning towards when it comes to this gift guide. These are all fabulous items to gift (especially around this time of the year), but could also be fun to reward yourself with as well. I am a firm believer that we must remember to have self love, and to treat ourselves in order to stay upbeat and motivated.

Don't get me wrong, getting a pair of stellar leopard shoes like the ones pictured above can make you feel great, but self love can also come in numerous other forms. For me I try to do one thing for myself every day. I should do more, but sometimes life can get hectic!

For example: when I am at work and things are insane, ie the phone is ringing, people are e-mailing me a million different tasks, and I feel like my head is spinning, I tell myself that come 1PM, I am going to leave my desk and go to the gym. Sometimes this means getting on the treadmill and walking at a quick pace for just 30 minutes while catching up on last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy on Hulu.  Although it may not seem like long, this small window of time allows me to refocus, calm my spinning brain, gain more energy, and prepare for the rest of my workday.

Another "self love" idea is to get a pedicure or go and get one of those ridiculously over priced smoothies that you always want, but know you can't get every day. Sometimes is it the little things that can totally redirect your day and get you moving in a more positive direction.

Lots of love from Boston,
Courtney

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Holiday Party Look







Vince Camuto Dress (Marshalls) // Christian Louboutin Patent Pumps // Primark Tights 
Hermes Cuff // Ray Ban Sunglasses 

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This holiday look was inspired by a dress that I originally saw at Bloomingdales, but couldn't justify purchasing because it was waaay too much money. So obviously I was so excited when I was at Marshalls a couple weeks ago and ended up finding one remarkably similar dress for a fraction of the price!

A gold shimmer dress paired with black tights and pumps is a classic look that will never go out of style.  Unfortunately this exact dress isn't online, but I linked some other awesome options below!

Similar Style One
Similar Style Two
Similar Style Three 
Similar Style Four

xx

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Beginning Of It All- HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE!






1. ASOS Blanket Scarf // 2. L.L Bean Gingerbread House // 3. J.Crew Slippers 
 4. L.L Bean Flannel // 5. J.Crew Vest // 6. Kendra Scott Earrings
7. L.L Bean Tabletop Tree // 8. Kate Spade Earrings // 9. J.Crew Flannel Pajamas
10. Nordstrom Ugly Christmas Sweater // 11. J.Crew Vest // 12. Hunter Boots
13. BCBG Darron Pump // 14. Primitives by Kathy Hanging Letter Ornament 
 15. Collectors Glasses // 16. Melissa & Doug Advent Calendar // 17. J.Crew Turtleneck Sweater

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Ever since I was a little girl Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. There is something so unbelievably special about this month. It is truly magical in my mind. Going to pick out the tree, decorating the house and listening to music, baking cookies, and wrapping gifts, I just love it all!

While this adorable and festive gift guide gives you plenty to pick from, I also want to encourage everyone to do something nice for a person in need. Whether it be a kind gesture of baking and delivering something delicious, or volunteering to sponsor a child so that he or she too, gets something wonderful on Christmas morning, it is important for us all to do our part. Everyone deserves to feel special this time of the year.

Lots of love to you all!
xx

Courtney   

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

L.L. Bean


L.L. Bean Flannel Shirt // Fur Vest (old) - similar here and here // Seven for all Mankind Jeans 
Tory Burch Handbag // Lauren Conrad Booties (newer version) 
Three Hip Chicks Monogram Necklace (2'') // Michael Kors Watch // Ray Ban Sunglasses 
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First, let me apologize to my mother for continuously making fun of her love for L.L. Bean. I have completely changed my views after experiencing the true love that is this flannel shirt. L.L. Bean truly does have some awesome products, that go beyond everyone's love of the "bean boot."

I ordered a size up in this shirt (a medium) because I wanted a relaxed fit and let me tell you, I could LIVE in this thing. It is so unbelievably comfortable, versatile and also MACHINE WASHABLE. So basically it is the definition of perfection.

I picked this pattern to be able to wear around the holidays and through the wintertime, but L.L. Bean also has tons of other flannels to choose from, some of which are fleece lined. Amazing, just amazing. This top can easily be paired with a vest, jeans and booties (as shown),  but would also be adorable with leggings, flat riding boots and a top knot. A cute, yet put together and comfortable look!

I figured ya'll may want some other L.L. Bean suggestions and inspiration, because I'm assuming most of you are on the wait list for the Bean Boots and maybe for the Moccasins, but don't give up hope, they are worth the wait!!! 

What are some of your L.L. Bean Favorites? Do any of you have their flannel sheets? I'm dying to try those as well- They look heavenly! 

xx
Love from a very cold Boston,
Courtney


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