Friday, November 21, 2014

Making the Lists

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

tablet (Dell c/o)
outfit:  blouse (JCrew), denim (Paige), bracelets/ring (Shine on Vine, Lexington), nails (Jamberry c/o)
desktop:  phone (Pottery Barn ON SALE), desk (West Elm), chair (West Elm), stapler (Anthropologie), lucite pencil holder (Design Darling), note pads/pencils (all Kate Spade HERE, HEREHERE), tray, books, frame, print (all Adele Lexington), vase (Jill Rosenwald c/o)

Making the never ending lists and checking them twice!  From bookmarking, Pinning, using while out and about shopping, the Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet is already proving to be quite the helpful little sidekick now that holiday shopping is well underway in the Parker Household.  I've got a (ongoing/always changing/constantly adding new Barbies) list on the Tablet, that helps me update my shopping lists and make purchases while on the go with the kiddies or if I see something that will be perfect for the fam (luckily it fits perfectly in the New Bag, too).  Speaking of, and mom and dad I hope you all are not reading this, I may be snagging one of these bad boys for the folks as well---it's terribly user friendly and compact which is right up their alley.  Alright gang, you all have a wonderful weekend and stay bundled!  Make it a great one!

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photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Scarf Story

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I suppose one thing is clear from this mashup of pics--I love a good cozy scarf.  Truly one of fall & winter's best accessories in my opinion.  Plaids, Stripes, Neutrals, Colorblocked---I am not biased when it comes to my scarf collection.  I wish I could tell you there's a magic way I tie 'em but honestly, I just fiddle until I get them just so.  I do; however, always start as though I'm blindfolding my neck..that make sense?  And then I bring the ends back around and adjust accordingly (if you struggle, go for an Infinity Scarf, they take the guess work out of it).  I feel like when I was a kid getting a scarf as a Christmas gift was the equivalent to a sweater or a fruit cake from grandma---not so anymore.  Suckers would make for the perfect gift--I know personally speaking--I'd love to be on the receiving end of another cozy!  Alright gang, check out some of my current faves below--y'all have a great Thursday.  Make it a good one!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Traveler's Gift Guide

Kicked off the Gift Giving season with yesterday's Tyke Guide.  Today's Guide is for someone I'd venture to guess we all have in our lives.  A girlfriend, sibling, relative, coworker--someone who is always on the go and travels out the wazoo.  Mine is my best gal, Jenn--she sort of inspired this particular guide.  Regardless of if you have someone in your life that's a traveler, we all travel in one form or fashion especially around the holidays so I figured this guide would be applicable to many.  With the exception of the Eye Mask, these are all things I travel with religiously.  I cannot board a flight without a cozy Scarf (b/c I'm always freezing), a set of Headphones to listen to my jams and/or a movie on my ipad (which how adorable is this folio) which inevitably always dies so extra juice  is key.  All the junk gets tossed into a durable tote and I've been trying on my last few trips to LA to only pack a carry-on....trying being the operative word.  Once at your destination, I always think it's key to have either a mini dock for your music or a portable speaker.  And voila---I think this will allow you (or your gift recipient) to travel in style but more importantly with efficiency and function!   Enjoy your evening gang--make it a good one!

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Ladies Love LuLu

top (Lulu Lemon), pants (Lulu Lemon), jacket (Lulu Lemon), sneaks (Reebok), necklace (Stella & Dot c/o ), watch (Daniel Wellington c/o), rings (Anna Beck, Lagos), bracelet (Coordinate Collection c/o Omar + Elsie)

Five+ years strong and I'm still a loyal Lulu Lemon fan.  I've tried to cheat, but truly there is no other line of workout clothing that I think fits/feels/wears/supports better (see HERE).  I tend to stick with what I know and don't stray too much when it comes to styles because quite frankly, I don't want to be fidgeting when I'm sweating.  The Wunder UndersRacerbacks, & Tech Short Sleeve have proven to be tried and true for me.  I know my size and can just run in the store and grab 'em without even trying on.  Convenient, right?  On the convenience note, The Mall at Lexington Green serves up a heaping dose of it.  Located smack dab in the middle right near Joseph Beth, I can get in and out of Lulu in 15 mins done & done.  
Few other tidbits, as mentioned in last week's POST, I've been sporting my Stella & Dot engraved necklace nonstop---love that I don't even have to take it off for my workouts.  Remember to reach out to Claire directly for a great discount and free shipping on any s & d pieces!  Alright gang, cheers to a productive Wednesday.  Feel free to shop the look below.  I maaaay have tossed in a few extra pairs of sneaks I'm clocking (Unnecessary vs Necessary).  

photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For the Tykes

See, this is how I justify shopping for myself during the holiday season.  I pick places where I can buy my kids goodies and well, whaddya know...I can shop for myself, too!  Thank you very much, Nordstrom!  This will be the first of several gift guides and since I've started scouting out treats for my girls--figured we'd begin with the kiddies.  Literally, as I draft this post--I've got the oldest daughter asking for THIS  the youngest wanting THIS (great throwback gift, right), and they're both currently playing with THIS (it is the cutest set--they play Ice Cream Shop all of the time)!  Truly, aside from the adorable threads Nordstrom has for the little ones (adore THESE  THESE FRINGED), they've got a super cute GIFT SELECTION--the Melissa & Doug is my fave.  Typically, I don't start my shopping until Black Friday, but these arctic temps have me kicking my holiday shopping into high gear!  Alright gang, make it a good one!  Feel free to shop my kiddo picks below:  

FTC disclosure: Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NORDSTROM.  While I was compensated to write a post about NORDSTROM, all opinions are my own.

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