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I’ve always had very vivid and clear dreams. Saturday night, unfortunately, it was mostly nightmares, mostly wedding related. It’s strange, everyone keeps telling me how I must be totally stressed with the wedding less than 100 days away. Well, actually I wasn’t until you told me I should be, SHARON! (Sharon being the name for every single person who projects what they think I should be feeling onto me. Sharon is not a real person in this scenario.)

Anyway, I fell asleep in my favorite chair Saturday night and promptly fell into a pattern of stress-y dreams. In these dreams, my bridesmaids were asking me normal questions like, “hey- what kinds of accessories do we need?” and I kept forgetting to answer their texts and instead Googled unicorn clutches for no particular reason, even though in my dream I knew I needed to stay focused.

I mass texted them all on Sunday letting them know and wanting to make sure there wasn’t anything I was leaving unanswered for the time being. They thought it was hilarious and one jokingly offered to return her unicorn purse.

I think it’s fun that unicorns are so on trend. I think occasionally we need to escape the reality that is adulthood and global warming and politics and head into something whimsical, soft, and a little bit absurd.

I was born a unicorn Women’s Favorite Tee||Children’s unicorn tote||Unicorn Whimsical Shoulder Bag||Unicorn & Doughnut Print Makeup ||Mudd® Unicorn Key Chain||Unicorn & Rainbow Mismatched Earrings||Venessa Arizaga I’m A Unicorn BraceletBag||Unicorn Lashes Original Unicorn Brush Set||Unicorn Whipped body butter

Check out the whole I was born a unicorn section in my Etsy shop!

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Happy Friday before Christmas! The shopping is done, the presents are (almost) all wrapped, and I cannot wait to celebrate with my family! Tomorrow Kendall and I have brunch with some besties and we’re seeing The Nutcracker at night with my mom and some church friends. Sunday we have midnight 9 o’clock mass, which is a favorite tradition of mine. What are you favorite Christmas traditions?

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I’ve got my eye on…

I will probably be talking about the Rivington Convertible Flap Petrol Backpack until I somehow obtain it. So gorgeous, so versatile, so out of my budget.

The deep emerald of this Tasseled Tie Bishop Sleeve Embroidered Velvet Dress totally caught my attention!

I already got my 2018 planner (COMING TO THE BLOG NEXT WEEK AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!) but if I hadn’t found mine I think this Design Your Life® 2018 Planner is adorable!

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

 

Around the internet

Roxanne gives a little insight into what it’s like being Jewish at Christmas.

If you saw my Insta-stories last week you’ll know I was RULL excited for Wawa to come into town. I wasn’t the only one. via The Washington Post

This is a long one, but worth the read. I was in third grade when Titanic came out. I saw in theaters and begged to leave. It gave me nightmares for months and I still can’t watch the whole thing. Never has another movie fascinated and terrified me in such a way. Here’s the The Insane True Story Of How “Titanic” Got Made. via Buzzfeed

My look is striped t-shirt dress, one piece of statement jewelry, and go. I adore that Arianna Huffington is a proponent of the repeat outfit for work.  via Quartz at Work

 

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Urban Outfitters: Take 20% Off Entire Purchase, valid through 12/24
  • Joe’s Jeans: Take 25% Off Sale & Clearance Items, valid through 12/31
  • SSENSE: Sale markdowns 70% through Jan 10
  • Tory Burch: Up to 60% Off At ToryBurch.com! until 12/31
  • Barneys WH: Enjoy a total savings of 85% off when you take an extra 40% off site wide, plus an extra 60% off Clearance!
  • Nordstrom: Give One, Get One gift cards valid through 12/25
  • Lacoste: Holiday Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% Off
  • Boohoo: It’s time to sleigh! 50% off everything at boohoo now!

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Happy Friday! Last weekend was so full of love and excitement and this one will be too! Tonight is my work holiday dinner, tomorrow morning is a Friendsmas Brunch at Lavagna, and then I’m going back to Laytonsville so that Kendall and I have some separate time to wrap presents!

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I’ve got my eye on…

Essie inspired earrings! Yes- the nail polish! How amazing is this idea? via SizzInWonderland

Ok so maybe it’s just because this cold and then extreme heat indoors has made me itchy and dry but I’ve been craving body butter. And Saturday Morning Cereal Whipped Body Butter sounds delicious! via UniquelyMebyVee 

Because of a rather embarrassing breakout problem around my neck + chest, I’ve been wearing more statement earrings than necklaces recently. 2 Pairs of Tassel Dangle Earrings for under $10? That sounds like a steal! via Amazon

Don’t forget you can always peek at my wish list over in my sidebar. Here’s what I’m currently craving:

 

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There’s a Jonathan Adler candle I actually registered for that seems to be sold out. Turns out, Pier 1 has a dupe. Check out their Vanilla Bourbon Cocktail Filled Candle!

If you saw any of my pics from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland Bridal Luncheon my Aunt Jule threw me, you can tell I don’t shy away from a sequin. All of the snaps to Katie for pulling off the bold sequin legging look!

Despite my mom’s wishes, I used loooove watching The Simpsons with my dad. Now that I’m older, I can appreciate some of the humor I didn’t get when I was little PLUS I can understand the cultural and social references that went over my head. I find it fascinating when The Simpsons predicts the future. Guess what- it happened again! via MSN

I feel like there are two camps at Christmas: those who love eggnog and those who do not. It’s not the ONLY Christmas cocktail, you know. I found 40 easy holiday cocktails to please everyone on your naughty and nice lists. via Delish

Sales

  • I’m having a 12 Days of Christmas Sale in my Etsy shop! For every purchase over $12, get 25% off until Christmas!
  • Barneys: Enjoy up to 50% off designer collections for women, men, kids, and the home. Plus, enjoy an EXTRA 30% off sale styles for a limited time
  • Moda Operandi: Take an extra 30% Off Sale, get $100 off when you spend $500, $250 off of $1000, valid through 12/18.
  • Kate Spade: Sale on Sale 30%, valid through 12/25.
  • Nordstrom: Happy Hanukkah! Valid through 12/20.
  • My Theresa: Now up to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters: In-store $10 Off $50/$15 Off $75; Online only $20 Off $100.
  • Saks: Designer Sale Up To 60% Off.
  • Yoox: Take an extra 35% Off Selection
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This past weekend simultaneously seemed never-ending and entirely too short. Saturday was our Bubbles & Bloggers Barbie Brunch at Hawthorne, and it could not have been better! That will actually be a separate post tomorrow because it was so amazing- we had an absolute blast! Dani and I got there entirely too early to set up- not much actually had to be done thanks to the Hawthorne crew, so we set out to take some pictures before the rest of our party arrived.

I have been saving this sweater since late January (and now it’s on super sale) specifically for this brunch after spying it on McKenna Bleu. The neon pink is a little insane, but this may actually be the most cozy thing I own, and it definitely makes a statement. I actually was really proud of myself for organically pulling of a street style look. I feel like sometimes I want to, but it looks almost costume-y.

My street-style Barbie look was very Caroline at its root- just fun. I love playing with color (and a little glitter) so the theme, which admittedly I picked, was super fun to dress for. I hope everyone else thought so too, but judging by the outfits yesterday, all the ladies were game! I ordered my Bride hat the weekend after I got engaged. It came in on Friday and I was literally happy dancing around DC with it, super excited that it came in on time for the brunch. I will be shamelessly rocking it from now until forever.

pictures c/0 Dani

Outfit details:

Bride Doll Style Pink and White Hat with Pink Print: DentzDesign||whimsies fun bangle: kate spade new york||Navy scuba top: Loft||Silence + Noise Ally Neon Chunky Cardigan: Urban Outfitters||AEO Denim X Cafe Hi-Rise Jegging: American Eagle Outfitters||Betseyville Girls’ Betseyville Pallas Hidden Wedge Sneakers: Target||Lucite Garden Pretty Necklace: t+j designs

Recreate my look:

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Back in my Pier 1 days, I scooped up just as many hours as possible. When the Connecticut Ave store near UDC asked my Gaithersburg store for some backup man-power, I jumped at the chance to help out for the extra hours. I ended up really loving that location, so when they went out of business I was not only thrilled to help them out, but also sad that they were going to be gone.

Apparently, that’s about how customers felt as well. A lot of regulars came in, of course to take advantage of amazing savings, but to express their sadness over the sweet store closing. Yes, Pier 1 is a huge national brand, but each location definitely has its own personality.

Then you had your people who clearly didn’t think before they spoke- “It’ll be so nice when this block is torn down for new condos blah blah blah.” Although Pier 1 was relocating the employees if they had interest in doing that, I’m not sure if it was considered that this store was someone’s livelihood and work family being upended. Not to mention, we were working 12 hours days. It was SO hard to run around (with furniture) while being told “I can’t wait for something new to go in here but can I have an extra $100 off this dining table that’s already 75% off?”

I guess what I’m saying is that when you’re shopping a going out of business sale, it’s totally fine if you’re excited for deals, but remember to be kind to the overworked, exhausted, and probably a little freaked out about their future employees. But by all means, take advantage of those sales. I did…

I’m sure many of you know that The Limited had to file Chapter 11th bankruptcy around Christmas.  My mom and I wandered in to the Montgomery Mall location when we saw the sale signs, just to peek. I’d never really shopped their before, but within 5 mins I had a stack to try on in the dressing room. Thing fring-y white sweater was one of those pieces, and honestly, I was not expecting it to work as well as it does. I also ended up with a belt, two velvet dresses, and a couple of Christmas goodies for Mama D. #noragrets

Obviously, I couldn’t link the actual sweater, so I have sever white fringe sweaters linked below.

If you are going to shop a going out of business sale, please remember these things:

  • Try on everything (or, in Pier 1’s case) make sure you want it- sales will be final. Don’t pretend to ignore this.
  • The employees are likely working OT and really, really tired.
  • “The back” is not a magical haven where they have everything you want. “The back” is where employees might grab a snack or check their phone when you insist they look for something they know is not in stock.
  • The employees probably do not know much beyond what the public knows. We took to making up answers when asked if/ where the new location of DC Pier 1 would be.
  • This goes for every time you interact with someone at a st0re- just be nice! Remember that while employees are there to help you, they don’t special powers that make things cheaper, returns easier, or stock more plentiful.

A couple more items of note about this outfit: my quilted leggins are from Denmark! My mom brought them back and, for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the store! But they’re the thickest, warmest leggings ever! And the shoes are kid-sized.

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Outfit details:

White fringe sweater: The Limited||Vest: How to Live LBI||The Sari Necklace c/o Pearl & Clasp||Alice bag c/0 Urban Expressions {use code CLOVE25 for 25% off your Urban Expressions purchase}||Mixed Plaid Scarf: Urban Outfitters||Girls’ Betseyville Pam Western Boots: Target

White fringe sweaters:


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