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GIFT Guide // MOMs Edition

December 6, 2017
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You have to go special for the moms out there around the Holidays. They deserve the best and sometimes it can be challenging to find the perfect gift for those ladies!

Whether you’re on the hunt for a gift for your mom, mother in law, stepmom, or any special lady in your life we have your covered!

L’OCCITANE

L’OCCITANE is one of my favorite spots to buy gifts for my mom {and myself}. Not only are the products aaamazing but they are so perfect for the mothers in your life! They have holiday sets that range in price so you can grab a cute stocking stuffer or one of their amazing gift sets and be good to go.

SHUTTERFLY

Photo books are one of our favorite gifts to personalize for our Mom. They give you the ability to share some of your favorite memories, but they are so easy to make these days!

If photo books aren’t your thing, they have so many other cute items to personalize. Our favorites are the cute tea towels or pretty desk calendars. Adding photos are personal messages are always the perfect touch to a gift for mom.

CASEAPP

Going along with the personal touches, we love Caseapp for creating custom cases for cellphones, iPads, or laptops. You can design the perfect case for your mom, stepmom, mother in law, etc.It is so easy to do and you can add photos, or details that they love!

WINC

If your mom is a wine lover, a wine subscription is so perfect for her. Winc delivers four bottles of wine to your mom/stepmom/mother in law/etc based on their preferred tastes. Best part is if you live close you can drive over on delivery day and have a few glasses with them!

COZY NIGHT IN

Now we all know moms deserve a night to relax and unwind and what better way to do that but in some comfy, cozy pieces. I can’t speak for every mom, but I know ours definitely does not buy nice loungewear for herself. It’s one of those items most people won’t splurge on for themselves-so what better thing to buy for that special woman in your life!

Honorable gift mentions are a facial or massage at a local spa-what mom doesn’t love that?!

Mothers do so much for us on a daily basis, you want to find the perfect way to say that you appreciate them over the holidays. And of course if you are a mom and are reading this you totally deserve to buy all of these gifts for yourself haha!

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Cyber MONDAY // Last minute deals & steals

November 27, 2017
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{This dress, PJ set, and denim is all on SERIOUS sale!}

In case you missed any of the Black Friday deals we wanted to round up for you our must have Cyber Monday purchases.

There are honestly so many amazing items on sale today it’s hard to pick, but there are a few items that can’t be missed!

ASOS

30% OFF EVERYTHING!

FOREVER 21

21% OFF EVERYTHING!

BOOHOO

60% OFF EVERYTHING!

H&M

30% OFF EVERYTHING!

EXPRESS

50% OFF EVERYTHING

ULTA

NORDSTROM

For us this was the perfect time to stock up on our favorite denim! We love Blank NYC denim and Asos’s Ridley high waisted jeans and Farleigh Mom jeans! Zella leggings are rarely are on sale and are legit the best leggings of life.

This is also a great time to stock up on some Adidas staples for those effortless athleisure days!

Let us know what your favorite sale purchases were! This was definitely one of the best sale weekends yet!!

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GIFT guide // fun gifts for your favorite ladies!

November 20, 2017
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Yay for our first gift guide of the Holiday season! We decided this year was going to be the year of the gift guides for us. We have a few more on the way and we’re starting early!

Finding a gift for your sister/best friend/daughter etc. can all be very overwhelming because those gifts always seem to be the ones we’re trying to top from the previous year. We put so much thought into gifts for the ladies close to us because we know them so well and we don’t want to disappoint.

So this year we rounded up some fun and unique gifts that will be perfect for those ladies in your life {some of these can totally work for the moms out there too, but we have a whole other gift guide coming for that special babe!}.

And if you’re a guy this will totally help you find your special ladies a gift that they will actually love.

 We want so many of these gifts for ourselves, they are so cute!

Happy Shopping!

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Thanksgiving // Ruffles & Prints

November 14, 2017
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Ya know we like to eat, therefore our Thanksgiving style is always on the more forgiving side. But that doesn’t mean we are sacrificing style for comfort!

We styled two pieces with the prettiest ruffle details that are perfect for the Holiday.

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PINSPO // Rachel McAdams

November 2, 2017

We haven’t written a PINSPO post in foooreeevverr {cue Squints from Sandlot}. They are always one of our most popular posts so we definitely felt like this one was due!

We are big fans of Rachel McAdams style. She always looks amazing whether it’s on the red carpet or her everyday street style. We decided to take two of our favorite Fall inspired looks of hers and recreate them for muuuch less.

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Staple Suede Jacket // Worth the Splurge

October 22, 2017
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Now you know here on Fashion without the Fortune we are all about affordable fashion. But sometimes you come across a piece that is so timeless and wearable that you know it’s worth the extra money. This jacket is definitely that piece.

This jacket was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year and even with the sale price we weren’t sure if we should spend the money. Tee took the plunge and bought the gorgeous gray shade. It is so perfect for the cooler Fall nights and can be styled in so many ways!

suede jacket suede jacket     Tee loved the jacket so much she bought me the gorgeous spice shade {also because she’s the best sister ever!!!}. I am obsessed with this suede jacket. I love styling the gorgeous cognac shade with all black!

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DIY // Embroidered Patch Denim Jacket

October 16, 2017
embroidered denim jacket

Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple for us. They can be dressed up or down and come in so many different colors and styles.

The patch denim jacket has been popping up everywhere, from reaaally expensive versions (YSL has one for $1,250) to basic trendy versions you can find at Forever 21. Now back in High School I loved patches. When a pair of my favorite jeans started to have tears and rips, I threw on some vintage patches to solve the issues. My favorite part about adding patches or pins to a piece of denim is that it can totally be personal to you.

I like that brands are coming out with affordable versions of the patch denim jacket, but I feel like the fun of having a jacket like this is to make it personalized.

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I scored this denim jacket from Forever 21 during one of their flash sales. It is aaaamazing quality, was $8, and is a men’s xs so it fits a little bigger which I love. There were already patches on it (two-thirds of which I hated) and a cute embroidered detail at the back. I figured I could easily remove the disliked patches and personalize it with my own finds! I left the rose patch and cut the other two off the jacket.

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Autumn Inspired // Moscow Mule

October 12, 2017

Fun, festive drinks are right up our alley and with Moscow Mules being one of our signature summer bevs we had to put a Fall twist on it. Last year we made a festive fizz that was so tasty!

This drink is so delicious and easy to recreate! It would be perfect for any Fall festivities, Halloween parties, or just chilling on the couch watching Hocus Pocus (can I get a hallelujah that Halloween movie marathons are back?!) .

all ingredients

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

ice

4 oz of vodka (this is totally up to your personal preference of drink strength)

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

ginger beer

apple (sliced for garnish)

ice only

STEPS

Fill two large glasses with ice (I used copper mugs, but anything will work)

Add 2 oz of vodka to each glass (adjust to taste)

Divide the 1/4 cup of cranberry juice between the two glasses.

Add 1/4 a cup of sparkling cider to each glass.

Fill the cup the rest of the way with ginger beer.

Stir gently to combine and garnish with sliced apples.

add vodka

apple cider open

adding cider

adding ginger beer

shot of drinks

Serve & Enjoy!

Let us know if you try this Autumn inspired recipe out!

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Kopari // Five Products I’ve Been Using Non Stop

October 10, 2017
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I love skincare products. As I get older I almost feel like I have to make up for every bad skin decisions I made in the past. Why didn’t I listen when my parents told me to lather on the sunscreen?! I digress. When you find a skincare product that works for you, you latch on to it for dear life- this is exactly what I did when I first used Kopari’s coconut melt.

Now I was like many others out there who might be thinking-what’s the difference between this coconut oil and the coconut oil I grab off the grocery shelf at Target? The quality of this coconut oil is aaamazing. Long story short not all coconut oils are created equal. But you can read more about that here!

The following five products have been dominating my skincare game! With the weather starting to get cooler and drier, I know that I don’t have to worry about staying hydrated and glowy and Fall & Winter long.

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Shopping for {affordable} Disney looks

October 5, 2017
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Now if you know us at all you know we are mildly Disney obsessed. Living in Florida we’ve been venturing to Disney World ever since we can remember. Our family would take us on Summer vacays there and we just continued the trend through adulthood {do we reaaally feel like adults though?!} Read our last two Disney posts here and here!

When we go to Disney we definitely love to dress the part! It’s just that much more fun showing up to Magic Kingdom in Minnie ears and cute festive tops isn’t it? Because we love keeping our looks affordable we wanted to share with you our top places to find Disney looks. If you have a Disney trip coming up soon {Food & Wine runs through November 13th!} or if you are like us and love incorporating a bit of Disney in your everyday life we have the pieces for you!

Forever 21

Uniqlo

Urban Outfitters

Kate Spade

Cotton On

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Hot Topic

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Oh Yeah Apparel

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We love how there are so many cute Disney pieces out there now! Especially ones that have just a touch of Disney magic to them-it’s so easy to incorporate those pieces into your everyday life.

Let us know your favorite places to shop for Disney goods! We’re always on the hunt for that new new!

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