December Playlist

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I can’t believe this is the last playlist of the year. It really does feel like I JUST made last December’s playlist. What?!

This month’s playlist has a few more mellow/easy listening jams, easy to put on while you’re baking cookies or decorating the house and you’re totally sick of Christmas carols (full confession: this happens to me after about an hour of carols!). I also included an old favorite, Imogen Heap’s “Just for Now.” The Speak for Yourself album will always remind me of graduating college and moving to SF (I even remember it playing while we moved into our first SF apartment in the summer of ’06). This is so random, but literally just last week I finally realized this song was about the holidays. Can you believe it took me over a decade to figure it out? Have a listen to the lyrics and it’s kind of the perfect holiday song. It’s that time of year, leave all our hopelessnesses aside.

I’ve included a few different Odesza songs on playlists over the last year and a half, but I this month I wanted to include probably my favorite song off the In Return album (which I listened to wayyy too much this year — it’s perfect work background music). It feels optimistic, and it always lifts me up.

Cheers and enjoy!

LISTEN TO THE DECEMBER PLAYLIST

(and listen to all other playlists here)

The Essential Black Friday Guide

With tons of ways you can shop small!

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Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’m popping in to share some of my favorite sales from the weekend. Beyond the obvious players, Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend is the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts from smaller, up and coming businesses, so lots of my fave small shops are in the bottom half of this post. Ok, shop away! I’m definitely stocking up on a couple blue and white pieces from High Street Market (20% off!), and some new flats from Shopbop. Happy shopping, and see you guys back here next week!

The Big Guys

SHOPBOP

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 15% off orders of $200+; 20% off orders of $500+; 25% off orders of $800+
The Code: GOBIG16
My Picks: This classic overwrap coat, these Aquazurra sandals that are on serious sale, and this have-it-forever blazer from Rag & Bone.

M. GEMI

SHOP HERE

The Deal: $50 off every pair of shoes, starting on Monday (though newsletter subscribers got access Friday, so check your Inbox!).
nThe Code: None needed.
My Picks: A pair of classic Felize loafers in either suede or tumbled leather. You can’t go wrong, trust me.

J.CREW

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 40% off your entire purchase (apparently the first time they’ve ever offered this!)
The Code: HOLIDAY

NORDSTROM

SHOP HERE

The Deal: Take an extra 20% off all sale items.
The Code: None needed!
My Picks: 
Black and white Nikes at an absolute steal, Sorel snowboots, and this pretty Kate Spade coat.

CLUB MONACO

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+
The Code: THANKS
My Picks: This absolutely gorgeous black coat, this pretty floral skirt, really everything from their New Arrivals (swoon!).

ANTHROPOLOGIE

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 30% off your purchase
The Code: LETSGO
My Picks: I think we can agree Anthro has some of the best gifts for home. You can’t go wrong with their candles, and if you need a gift for yourself, peep their Boot Shop!

BANANA REPUBLIC

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 50% off 5 regular-priced items, sitewide
The Code: BRFIVE

JOURNELLE

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 15% off $150, 20% off $300, or 25% off $500+ (on full priced items)
The Code: JUSTSAYYES
My Picks: Pajamas from Eberjey, and bras from Natori. Blanket statements yes, but good stuff all therein!

MINTED

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 20% off sitewide
The Code: BF2016
My Picks: Why, holiday cards of course! It’s such a good opportunity to get yours at a discount.

SERENA & LILY

SHOP HERE

The Deal: 15% off $150, 20% off $300, or 25% off $500+ (on full priced items)
The Code: THANKYOU
My Picks: Their amazing sheet sets, and their huge offering of baskets and bins!

 

My Favorite Places to Shop Small

SWEET & SPARK

SHOP HERE

What they do: One-of-a-kind vintage jewelry, for pieces that can last a lifetime (but at a great price point!)
The Deal: 20% off site wide
The Code: TAKE20
My Picks: The great selection of pendant necklaces, and gorgeous statement earrings for holiday parties.

ARIANNA BELLE

SHOP HERE

What they do: Gorgeous custom pillows!
The Deal: 15% off sitewide
The Code: HOLIDAY16
My Picks: How do you choose? All of Arianna’s fabrics are beautiful! But I’d maybe spring for custom piping on my pillows…

PARIMA STUDIO

SHOP HERE

What they do: Custom artwork, and canvas and paper prints for your home! (Fun fact: owner Patricia is Arianna’s sister!)
The Deal: 20% off everything
The Code: ARTWKND20
My Picks: This weekend is the only time of year Parima Studio offers a sale, so stock up on prints for your gallery wall!

FURBISH STUDIO

SHOP HERE

What they do: Super fun, unique home decor items. The shop is chock full of perfect hostess gifts!
The Deal: 20% off site wide
The Code: HOLIDAY20

HIGH STREET MARKET

SHOP HERE

What they do: One of my favorite resources for home, HSM features vintage and new products that are the epitome of “new traditional.”
The Deal: 20% off everything
The Code: FAMILY
My Picks: Anything from Kelly’s beautiful collection of blue and white ceramics, and her unique, interesting vintage home decor objects.

BON APPETIT BOX

SHOP HERE

What they do: Delicious food boxes with products sourced directly from artisans in France. The founders are friends of mine, and have done an amazing job in finding the best stuff for the boxes!
The Deal: 30% off site wide.
The Code: None needed!
My Picks: I absolutely love the Provence box. The artichoke pesto is killer!

Introducing…The 2016 Holiday Shop

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It’s here, it’s here! My annual Holiday Shop, filled with unique gift finds I’ve been scouting throughout the year, is finally live. Longtime readers probably know that in lieu of lots of different gift guides, I instead put all my favorite finds in this one shop. Check it out over here, and keep an eye on it — I have a few more things to add over the next day or two (can’t beat those late night gift ideas, right?).

I’ll be back in a couple days with my favorite Black Friday weekend sales and steals. In the meantime, wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! What are your plans? Joe and I have a wine fridge filled to the brim after a quick trip to Napa last weekend, and we’re doing an Italian style Thanksgiving. I can’t wait!

BROWSE THE HOLIDAY SHOP