November 22, 2014

THE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE // FOR HIM


I honestly think I have as much fun putting guy styles together, as I do for us ladies. (See my holiday gift guide for her) There is something about the men looking handsome in something new. I say that because, my husband keeps things forever and everyone notices when he has a new shirt. It's actually kind of funny. Anyway, he's going to be pleasantly surprised when Christmas arrives and he gets to open a few of these things featured here. Hope you enjoy this list and make sure to scroll through the Get The Look below to shop 25 best gifts for the men in your life.  More to come, so stayed tuned!

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  • J.CREW: Save 30% off winter favorites & 30% off fall sale styles with code SHOPNOW.
  • NORDSTROMMy #1 place to shop for Christmas! Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop. I ordered this platter to serve my turkey on.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 30% off your online only purchase with code BRSAVINGS. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 60% off everything! Plus an extra 15 or 20% off!
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November 20, 2014

LOOKS I LOVE // NAUTICAL EDITION


Hi everyone! Can you believe tomorrow is Friday? This was a busy week for me and I'm looking forward to the weekend, so that I can finish planing out my cooking ideas for Thanksgiving. Those of you who are my closest friends and family know that my husband does most of the cooking and this Thanksgiving I decided that I'm going to cook. So, please say a prayer for me! 

Today's looks are a little nautical and you know I love a chic wintry nautical look. That peacoat is definitely a winner and the shimmery metallic top is party perfect. Oh, and I had to add the adorable metallic anchor tote by my dear friends at Sea Bags! I can't tell you enough how much I love that brand. Honestly, I think everything here is just right for winter and would make perfect gifts for Christmas. Enjoy today's Looks I Love...

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  • SERENA & LILY: Enjoy 15% off your purchase with code CHARMED15 until 11/25.
  • J.CREW: Save 30% off winter favorites & 30% off fall sale styles with code SHOPNOW.
  • NORDSTROM: My #1 place to shop for Christmas! Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your online only purchase with code CHEER. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 40-60% off everything!
  • GAP: Save 40% off your online purchase only with code CHEER. So many new arrivals!
  • ANN TAYLOR: Save an extra 40% off all sale styles.

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November 19, 2014

15 BEST // HOLIDAY PARTY LOOKS



UPDATE! I added four more styles to this list... Good morning! I've decided that this year I would love to wear something sparkly for Christmas and New Year's Eve. So, I made a wish list of 15 styles that would be perfect to ring in this special time of the year. All you have to do is click on each picture to see the details. Let me know what you're loving here. Enjoy!

  • SERENA & LILY: Enjoy 15% off your purchase with code CHARMED15 until 11/25.
  • J.CREW: Save 30% off winter favorites & 30% off fall sale styles with code SHOPNOW.
  • NORDSTROM: Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your online only purchase with code CHEER. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 40-60% off everything!
  • GAP: Save 40% off your online purchase only with code CHEER. So many new arrivals!
  • ANN TAYLOR: Save an extra 40% off all sale styles.

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November 18, 2014

HOLIDAY GLITTER WITH CHICO'S


Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. Today, I'm excited to share some lovely, holiday gift ideas with you from Chico's. This is the season to sparkle and most of the styles I chose here do just that. The sequin poncho and sparkly sea life key chain are fun gift ideas for the girls and what better to dress up for a holiday party than to wear an embellished dress! Be sure to check out all the looks below to get the details for gorgeous gifts for the girls on your list.



Thank you Chico's for sponsoring this holiday post!

'TIS THE SEASON

In case you missed this post! I gathered a few cheese board inspirations to create this Thanksgiving. I'm more excited about the cheese board than the turkey this year! See the post here.


 I'm so excited that my new Warby Parker glasses are on their way to me! These were the try-ons.

Had a fun mail day last week! New tartan mugs (& here) for Christmas, the most gorgeous blue and white, buffalo check flannel shirt I own, tartan guest towels and a beautiful Nordic log basket gifted from Serena & Lily.

 Enjoying my new buffalo plaid top and tartan mug. The boots are last year Tory Burch (here are similar styles and I really love these and they're on sale) and the distressed denim by J.Crew sold out (love these). I'm also wearing one of the new winter shades from Essie.

Love this scarf! It's a must have! Essie nailpolish.


 A little holiday home inspiration I shared here a few days ago. I working on collecting everything here!

 Sharing a casual festive look on Instagram. Everyone loves this scarf! Shop it here! If it's sold out, keep checking back, because they keep adding more to the inventory.
scarf | long sleeve tee | jeans | coffee mug | heels (sold out) similar | Essie nailpolish

 Buffalo plaid vest from J.Crew and the shirt is from the Gap.
I'm wearing Essie nailpolish.

I took advantage of the Tory Burch sale a couple of weeks ago and bought this embroidered linen cover-up. It's gorgeous and was under $100! Check out what's on sale now at Tory Burch!


I had fun putting together my first gift guide of the season! Stay tuned for more gift guides!


Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!



  • SERENA & LILY: Enjoy 15% off your purchase with code CHARMED15 until 11/25.
  • J.CREW: Save 30% off winter favorites & 30% off fall sale styles with code SHOPNOW.
  • NORDSTROM: Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your online only purchase with code CHEER. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 40-60% off everything!
  • GAP: Save 40% off your online purchase only with code CHEER. So many new arrivals!
  • ANN TAYLOR: Save an extra 40% off all sale styles.

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November 17, 2014

DESIREE'S BIG LIST OF COZY WINTER LOOKS



Good morning! My readers seem to love when I post these big list of favorites. I might have mentioned this before, but this season has been hard for me to keep up with all the lovely looks and include them in a collage. So, my idea was to curate these huge lists each week for you, instead. Now, I must tell you a couple of things, one of which you may think I'm crazy. Well, last year I missed out on purchasing the buffalo plaid jacket from J.Crew, one reason was is was way too expensive for me at the time. So this year, J.Crew came out with this buffalo plaid bomber jacket, which I really love, but wanted something a little more formal. Are you still with me? So, I noticed that J.Crew, had a buffalo plaid jacket in the girls section. Ah huh, yep I did. I bought one in the girls section, size 16. After reading the size info on the jacket, I'm thinking that it might fit. I'm praying it does! Well, I should get it this week and I will give you an update. It was 25% off, so I thought this was a great time to try it out! Moving on... As I was searching for fun things online I found these Joie velvety skinny jeans in deep midnight! GORGEOUS! They are definitely on my wish list! I hope you enjoy these looks! 

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  • J.CREW: Save 25% off your purchase with code SHOPNOW & cardmembers get 30% off with code CARDTREAT. 
  • NORDSTROM: Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your online only purchase with code CHEER. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 40-60% off everything!
  • GAP: Save 40% off your online purchase only with code CHEER. So many new arrivals!
  • BLOOMINGDALES: Friends & Family Event! Save 20% off with code HOLIDAY.
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November 16, 2014

WEEKEND PICKS // COZY LUXE


Good morning! I'm so happy to bring you this post of weekend picks. Fair isle sweaters, sparkly eyeshadow, and comfy pjs are on my list of all things cozy and luxe. In fact, all of these items would make great gifts for the special girls in your life. After putting these looks together for you and working on a few other blog projects, I just want to curl up on the sofa with a cup of my favorite brewed hot tea and watch, The Holiday. In fact, I just may do that when the sun starts to set. I pray that each and every one of you have a beautiful week. God bless you and thank you for visiting me here...



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  • J.CREW: Save 25% off your purchase with code SHOPNOW & cardmembers get 30% off with code CARDTREAT. 
  • NORDSTROM: Huge clearance sale happening at Nordstrom! 
  • TORY BURCH: New sale! Save up to 40% off.
  • WILLIAMS SONOMA: Save 20% off tabletop.
  • BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your online only purchase with code CHEER. I bought this plaid skirt!
  • J.CREW FACTORY: Save an extra 40-60% off everything!
  • GAP: Save 40% off your online purchase only with code CHEER. So many new arrivals!
  • BLOOMINGDALES: Friends & Family Event! Save 20% off with code HOLIDAY.
  • ANN TAYLOR: Friends & Family Event! Save 40% off your purchase with code FRIENDS40.

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