Thursday, November 27, 2014


Surprise!  Black Friday is here a day early… and BOY are the deals good this year. I mean, really, really good!  So good in fact I've already been doing some shopping myself this morning already!  Here I have rounded up my top 11 sales - it was going to be ten, but I had to throw in that extra sale - for you today and tomorrow!

Happy shopping and may the online retailers gods be ever in your favor!

my everyday style: neutrals and a HUGE thank you!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you eat yourself silly and are wearing your favorite (and most stylish!) stretchy pants today!  But on a more serious note I hope that all of the blessings of Thanksgiving are with you today: friends, family, fellowship, love, patriotism, gratitude and peace.

It's also really important for me to send each of you a huge Thanksgiving hug.  I am so thankful for you - my readers - who let me do what I love each and every day and never give up on me and continue to encourage me.  Your comments, visits, sending your friends my way and emails brighten my day each and every day. I don't know what I would do without this little corner of the internet.  Life just wouldn't be the same!

So, THANK YOU!  You visiting here each day gives me lots of gratitude!

(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Scarf, Banana Republic (or similar less expensive)
Coat, J.Crew Factory (similar or similar less expensive)
Sweater, LOFT
Jeans, Old Navy (or similar - on sale!)
Shoes, Coach (similar or similar or similar less expensive)
Purse, Madewell (similar or similar)
Sunglasses, Warby Parker

Or shop the look (and more options!) below…

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

holiday gift guides! (the classics!)

Today I've got a line up of the most classic of gifts to give this season.  There are a few things that end up under my tree year after year after year.  Books, pajamas, sweaters, hats, scarves and slippers… without fail - a recipient (or four) gets some of these every year.  These gifts are so popular to give because they are practical while still be thoughtful.  Here I rounded up the classics that you will want to give… that are still special and beautiful enough that your loved ones will love receiving them!

for the little lady:

for the little gentleman: 

for her:

for him:

Or shop the gifts below…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

holiday gift guides! (budget friendly!)

Today I've got more holiday gift guides for you… for the aunts, nieces, bff's, babysitters, teachers or, I won't tell anyone, yourself!  For any stylish lady in your life… no matter the budget, here are 28 awesome stocking stuffers and holiday gift ideas.  Just for you - consider your holiday shopping in the bag!

Or shop by price below… $25 and under gifts:
$50 and under gifts:
$100 and under gifts:

Monday, November 24, 2014

my everyday style: dressing for all weathers with my Hunter boots!

We have already gotten 30+ inches of snow here in West Michigan and then it all melted.  It is some of the craziest weather I have seen in a long time.  Which makes getting dressed each day no small feat.  Most days I'd rather just be in sweats sitting by the fire reading all day - but since I have to leave the house now and again I've been calling on my Hunter boots to get me through whatever Michigan's weather has in store.

Hunters are the best for keeping my feet dry all year long… in the winter I layer them with my warmest wool socks to keep my feet both warm and dry.  I wear these so much lately that I would really love to get another pair (red maybe? or green? or navy?)

(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Sweater, Gap
Jeans, Gap (similar or similar)
Boots, Hunter
Bag, Madewell (similar or similar)
Sunglasses, Warby Parker

Shop these and more options below!

Friday, November 21, 2014

my everyday style: the best graphic tee ever!

This is my new all time favorite graphic tee (and I admit… I have a thing for graphic tees - so that is saying something).  The best thing about graphic tees are that they are so versatile.  I wore them all spring, summer, fall and now that winter is here I just layer them up and voila! Still going strong.

Not only is this tee ultra comfy and easy to style I love the message it sends:
Quaintrelle: (n.) a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.
A worthy calling if there ever was one, no? Check out this tee (on sale even!) and Dress Corilynn's entire line soon.  That girls got oozing style and talent - not to mention she's an absolute doll!

(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Quaintrelle tee, Dress Corilynn - ℅ 
Denim Jacket, American Eagle - ℅ (old but similar)
Faux Fur Vest, Zara (similar or similar)
Coated Jeans, Gap (similar)
Ankle Boots, Coach (similar or similar less expensive)
Bag, Madewell (similar)
Sunglasses, Warby Parker

Shop these pieces and more below!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

holiday gift guide! (for teens and tweens!)

Over the next couple of weeks I will be featuring lots of fun gifts guides to make your holiday shopping fun and simple - and of course, stylish this season!

Today I've got the best of holiday gifts for the teen and tween gals in your life.  They can be a little tricky to buy for but there are a few tried and true gifts that always work - lip gloss, personalized jewelry and fun sweatshirts are just a few. Keep things fun and light and a touch on the grown up side - they always like to be treated like they are older than they really are :)

shop these items and MORE below…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What to wear to holiday parties with Piperlime!

Are you asking yourself what to wear to holiday parties and events these days? This time of year every gal needs to have a dress or two waiting in her closet for all the holiday events that are the highlight of the season.  It's important to dress to impress… but also to be smart about our clothing budget at the same time!  If you don't have the budget to buy a new dress for every occasion, all you have to do is invest in one or two you love and them make them work for the entire season.

Here I've taken a few holiday dress styles and layered them up to prove that with a little creativity you can find the perfect holiday dress that won't only be worn once this holiday season! Simply by switching up accessories, shoes and adding a few layers you breathe new life into your beloved pieces and really stretch your holiday budget.

holiday soiree - faux fur coat, necklace, flats
santa's helper - cape, striped tote, hunter boots, earrings

navy sequined dress - less than $100!
cocktails with your bff - denim jacket, earrings, leopard flats

Shop the pieces below, too!

This post is kindly sponsored by Shopstyle and Piperlime. All opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

it's a plaid party!

It's time to let your inner plaid-child have a ball this season!  Plaid instantly brings cozy feelings of winter and holidays.  A little plaid is all I need to get me in the mood for the holidays and thankful for falling snow and warm fireplaces.

From pajamas to blankets to tops to scarves, there is a plaid piece (or two) for everyone here!  Any of these make for simple holiday gifts for the loved ones in your life or are perfect to sport to holiday parties, soirees or family gatherings.  Make sure you pile on some plaid this season.

Shop these and more plaid picks below!

Monday, November 17, 2014

my everyday style: a burgundy coat!

A few months back I took the plunge and splurged on this gorgeous burgundy coat (it's 25% off today!!!).  And boy am I glad I did… this baby is getting some serious wear already this late fall/early winter.  It's quickly become a favorite and I love how it can work dressed up with a dress or dressed down like here with leggings or with jeans.

I know we have been talking a lot about outerwear here on the blog lately (here and here) but I'm telling you, it's the only way to stylishly survive the winter - in my opinion!

(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Coat, J.Crew - 25% off today!
Sweater, H&M (similar or similar)
Leggings, J.Crew "Pixie" pant (similar less expensive)
Shoes, Piperlime
Earrings, Kendra Scott - on sale!!!!
Bag, Madewell (similar or similar)

Or shop the pieces and pieces like it below!

Friday, November 14, 2014

on my radar… November!

What is catching my eye? Tickling my fancy? Making me swoon? So glad you asked ;)

Here are just a few things this month that I'm loving…

I am totally hoarding holiday candles already… mmmm! I love them!  My house will smell like pine and Christmas until January for sure.

I also happen to be hoarding sweaters too… isn't this big chunky one gorgeous!?! And it's 25% off!

I can't get over bucket bags lately… isn't this moody olive green one so cool? This one is 25% off too!

Have you seen this horseshoe bracelet? Love.  It's so unique and fun!

These pj pants are the cats pajamas.  I have a few pair of these from last year and I will certainly be adding a few more to my cozy collection this year. They are so comfy and the price is right! Also an additional 25% off!

The bigger the scarf, the better.  Am I right? This one is large and in charge and super soft!

Love or hate Uggs - that's up to you. I live in Michigan so I happen to love them.  This pair is SO gorgeous! I tried them on and while they are a little spendy, I'm seriously craving them.

Oh, and one more thing… have you listened to Serial yet!?!? OMG. I am so hooked! I listened to 6 episodes in two days and now I have to wait all the way until next week to tune in again!

What fun pieces are on your radar this month?? I would love to know!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's time to put a coat on it...

Coat weather is here… and it's not going anywhere!  Here I pulled some photos from the archives on how to make your outfit stand out with an awesome coat this season.  

Shop the looks here…