November 26, 2014

Must-Haves from Pre-Black Friday Sales

My thought this morning: it's not Black Friday when it starts on Wednesday! Somehow that's not stopping any retailer from starting their promotions earlier and earlier every year. I think we all have a love/ hate relationship with Black Friday... am I right?  Anywho, I have to share a few amazing sales happening ALREADY that can definitely check a few people off your list: 

T + J designs is giving 30% off their entire site with code: THANKYOU30 and they have some fab finds that make perfect stocking stuffer + gifts under $50. Here are my faves: 




AzaleaSFa cute little boutique out of San Francisco and where I got this lovely, is giving 25% off on all orders over $150 with code: BLACKFRIDAY25. Love these unique styles:



Madewell is giving 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON. This is definitely a one for me, one for you situation:



I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving! Back on Friday with more can't miss sales and specific items that I'm just loving. PS: If you're in the market for some holiday outfits, I just listed a few styles in my Poshmark closet

November 25, 2014

Leather x Oversized Sweater Weather

We're flirting with lower temps here in LA and that means sweater shopping! I know, we're behind on the times but it's still something to get excited about.  Stumbled upon this lace detailed sweater during a recent Urban Outfitters trip and just decided I need it in every color:
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Urban Outfitters Sweater, Leather Pants, How to style leather pants, sweater weather
Urban Outfitters Sweater, Leather Pants, How to style leather pants, sweater weather
Urban Outfitters Sweater, Leather Pants, How to style leather pants, sweater weather
Urban Outfitters Sweater, Leather Pants, How to style leather pants, sweater weather
{uo sweater // zara leather pants - similar here & here // karen walker sunnies // t + j cuff // sole society bag // zara flats - similar at uo}

I typically shy away from oversized sweaters because they eat me up and don't look very sexy but the lace detail on this beauty changed all of that! Plus you can't go wrong with a little leather and lace. Wore this on Saturday for brunch with the bf at one of our favorite places on 3rd street: Quality.

Are you gearing up for Black Friday & Cyber Monday? I'll be sharing the top deals and my favorite picks over the next few days. Stay tuned! In the meantime, don't forget you can peruse all of my gift guides on Pinterest

{pursuing leather x oversized sweater looks}






November 24, 2014

#PursuingHealthyHair with L'Oreal

If you've been reading the blog for awhile then you know I've been pursuing healthy hair for what seems like forever. #thestruggleisreal And what I've found most recently is that A LOT of people are in pursuit of the exact same thing, especially my friends. Is it a mid-late twenties thing? Are we all so stressed out that our hair just refuses to grow? If anyone has the answer I'd love you forever. #truth

As I pursue new supplements and change up my eating habits I've also been testing out new products to give life to what hair I have left on my head. Recently L'Oreal reached out to me to ask if I wanted to try their new Advanced Haircare line + get out some of my current hair aggressions to which I immediately said yes! 

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Dear Hair,
Do you realize the power you have over ones emotions and overall feeling of confidence? Nope, not sure you do. You used to be so thick and beautiful and now you're clinging on to my scalp for dear life. I'm sure it stinks to see all your friends on the bathroom floor. It's even worse for me because I have to clean them up.

What can I do to mend our relationship? It's true, I love you on day one and hate you on day three. I blast you with hot tools probably definitely more than I should. Sometimes I tie you up in tight top-knots.... okay, I get it, I could be nicer. Maybe I'll take up yoga to de-stress a bit? Pretty sure that would take some pressure off of you!

Let's make a pact and be beauty partners is this thing called life.  

Love, 
Me

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I've been using L'Oreal's Advanced Hair Care Volume Filler for over a week and have to say that I'm loving the results. Yesterday was my bff's engagement party (I'm the MOH!) and my hair looked fuller than it has in a really long time.  Granted, I'm still working on figuring out the root (pun intended!) of my overall hair issues but in the meantime this will be a good secondary fix to get fuller, thicker locks. 

As I get older, this really rings true: we ladies know that not all locks are created equal, and so does L’OrĂ©al Paris. With the Advanced Haircare line, Glam girls have the power to pick their shampoo, conditioner and treatment based on their specific strand needs, taking their tresses to luxurious levels. Beautiful hair has never been more personal. Personal is right! No one can tell you how you should and shouldn't feel when you're hair is a hot mess. I would love to hear any of your hair stories or struggles. Let's pursue healthy hair together... 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal’s Advanced Hair Care via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal.

#TargetStyle: Holiday Inspiration is Everywhere

Continuing my holiday partnership with Target - if you thought last week's party outfit was good, you're going to love this weeks!

Inspiration can be found anywhere, especially in the holiday decor section at Target. You know that cozy white throw blanket you want to have on your couch all season long? What if you found a top that gave you the exact same feeling? Enter my new fuzzy white sweater:  
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{mossimo fuzzy sweater // nordstrom skirt (old) - similar here  // aquazzura heels // lulus bag}

You can't go wrong with black & white, the challenge is figuring out ways to mix it up with different textures and styles. I was drawn to this sweater mostly because of how soft it is but also because it can be worn for a super casual look or dressed up for one of the many holiday events on the calendar. It also has a Clueless vibe; yay for trends coming back around! 

  It's amazing how inspiring anything can be if you're just open to it (and look up from your phone every once in awhile)!

{pursuing holiday inspo}




Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

November 19, 2014

#TargetStyle: Last Minute Holiday Party Look

Continuing my year long partnership with Target and today it's all about working it out, Target style!

Imagine this: your work bff invites you to a last minute holiday party (we're talking a Friday night 5pm invite for an 8pm party) and you're dying to go but have nothing to wear. Thank goodness there's a Target on the way and you happen to have your go-to leather jacket and nude heels in the trunk:
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{mossimo lace dress // aquazzarra heels / zara leather jacket - similar here & here}

Yup, within 20 minutes I stopped into Target and scooped up this gorgeous lace number. Guys, the details on this thing are stunning and it's under $30. #winning The feeling of having nothing to wear is never a fun one especially when there's an adventure to be had. Pursuit tip: always keep a pair of neutral heels in their car, you never know when you might need them!

{pursuing holiday looks, #targetstyle!}



Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

November 18, 2014

Gift Guide: Girl On The Go

According to the radio Christmas is 38 days away. How did this happen? I'm not ready. In my mind (okay, on Pinterest) I've created a checklist of gifts but the execution... yeah, still in the works. This year I'm continuing my gift guides on Pinterest because it makes it easier for you to save + shop. See below for the most recent updates to my girl-on-the-go gift guide, there are so many great goodies!
{image c/o heart & arrow designs}

Follow Pursuit of Shoes (Ashley Torres)'s board Gifting: Girl on the Go on Pinterest.

I'm most excited about the Instax smartphone printer because the "polaroid" camera version is amazing but really big and bulky for travel. The printer allows you to print straight from your phone. #winning. Also loving a few brand gift guides:

{gift guide love}
J Crew's 'Gifts for Her'
Urban Outfitters 'All That Glitters'
Madewell's 'Gift Well Guide'

November 17, 2014

{Giveaway} Lilli + Tori

Can you believe Christmas it literally around the corner?! This weekend I finally caved and bought my first Gingerbread Latte of the season and may have listened to some Christmas music. #sorrynotsorry

With that in mind, today I'm teaming up with an amazing online accessories boutique - Lilli & Tori - alongside several other bloggers to give away a $150 Visa Gift Card! Just in time for the Black Friday shopping madness! Simply use the rafflecopter widget below to enter (all entries will be verified). 
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Make sure you complete ALL 'required' entries first. Keep in mind, the more you enter, the better your chances you have of winning. Check out the other lovely ladies' sites below + good luck!
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