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As it gets closer to Christmas our deals are getting even better! Lots of fun on sale this week. Click on my personal favorites in each slideshow for product details!

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1. Oh Gap, your 40%(or 50% if you’re a card member) off all regular price items is back and we are grateful! Use code: SHOP  

2. Lots and lots of amazing sales items at Shopbop this week!

3. One of my girlfriends swears that Neiman Marcus has the best sales..I’m starting to see why! Lots of fun things!

4. Dang, ASOS has extra great stuff right now…all on sale!

5. Sephora and Nordstrom are the place to score beauty gift sets this year!

6. Let’s be honest. There are 4 times a year we buy men gifts: Valentines Day, Father’s Day, Birthday’s & Christmas. Swell has an extra 40% off all sale with code: FORTY

7. West Elm has great sales and right now they have REALLY great sales! Check them out..

Holiday Toys

We can’t believe it’s time to start checking off wish lists! We start our shopping  at  NORDSTROM because we know they have the best of the best! They have such fun gifts for kids of all ages. The toys are now starting at $12! Lisa and I both have girls so we know how big FROZEN is right now. I was really excited to find out that Nordstrom offers a FROZEN GIFT GUIDE! It’s pretty incredible to sit down with the girls and watch their eyes light up while making wish lists for Santa. We are so excited for the holidays!!

1. The coolest board for kids to practice their skills. Ride it,spin it, slide on it – it’s for your budding surfer,skateboarder or snowboarder.

2. Hands down our favorite Christmas gift last year. This kaoroke machine is the gift that keeps on giving. Karoke is always fun and kids LOVE this!!! Great price!

3. A LAZER PITCH baseball will make all your boys dreams come true. It’s under $50 and will keep them busy for hours! I love this for Davis.

4. My kids have always wanted this Puppet Theatre. I’m going to take the plung and surprise them. My little Chloe loves to act things out and I think this will keep the 3 of them busy, creative and happy for hours!

5. Puzzles are huge in our home. What can be better than a FROZEN PUZZLE! It’s the perfect gift for friends and cousins as well. Great price!

6. Getting fancy with this crystal scooter! It’s quite the gift!!

7. So my kids are getting desperate for a pet. I mean they ask on a daily basis. I saw this GUMBALL FISH BOWL and decided this will be their pet until I can get the courage to add a dog to our family. It’s adorable!

8. The perfect table and stool set up for your kids. Let your little artists start Christmas morning getting creative.

9. Your musicians will THANK YOU for this gift! What’s cooler or cuter than kids living their dreams. This drum set is super fun!

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1. New Balance makes a great sneaker! Going crazy for these deep maroon 501’s with leopard lining!

2. At first glance I thought this was a Chanel bag. It’s so beautiful and eye-catching and just all around amazing! Wish list for sure.

3. How about a great faux leather jacket for UNDER $60?! I love the draped detail and zipper pockets. Really great find!

4. I bought these lululemon tights a few weeks back and really love them! The fabric is extra soft and the gathered details down the side make it all the better. You will LOVE!

5. Another wish list item is this Vince cap/poncho. I would wear this all the time! Perfect shade of gray and hangs just right. It’s a beauty!


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1. A sweater with fur down the front! I love this faux fur grey cardigan. It will add a little glam to any  tee-shirt and jeans combo.

2. Wool and tweed together make the perfect combination. I was immediately drawn to this jacket. I love that it’s so versatile and can be worn dressed up or down. It’s on my Christmas wish list!

3. I found the perfect holiday skirt. I love the length and the sequins! It’s pretty perfect with any blouse and would be super cute with a tee-shirt. It’s $50!

4. My girls have had these Tucker and Tate booties for a couple months. They are the best! They have worn great and add a cute statement to any  outfit. Under $50.

5. Wow this top is so fun! I’m a sucker for anything black & white. This top is so fun for holidays and everyday wear. It’s a great price too!



The Mia 2

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I know this is hard to believe but I just got my first Clarisonic a couple month’s ago and my skin has been thanking me ever since! I chose the Mia 2 and here’s what I do:


  • I start by using PCA creamy cleanser and apply it to my enter face then put my Mia 2 to work getting rid of all the make-up, opening my pores and offering a gentle way to exfoliate.
  • Next I apply PCA A&C and mix it with 2 pumps of Ex-Linea & 2 pumps of C-Quench. I rub it all over my face and let it sit for about a minute.
  • When my skin is still slightly damp from the serums I top it off with either Clearskin or Collagen Hydrator as my moisturizer. That’s it!

The Mia 2 is a game changer for your skin! It’s amazing and makes the perfect gift to give or receive. You’ll love!




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Each day this week has been spent running errands and back and forth between parent teacher conferences. I needed/wanted to be as comfortable as possible. This new wrap sweater from lululemon paired with the greatest beanie (on sale!) and a pair of Nike’s I’ve had my eye on for quite some time were the right choice for today’s run around! I’m pretty much obsessed with all of it and plan to wear it over and over and over again!




10 minute workout

 I was looking up a leg workout on youTube the other day and came across a little blast from the past. When we first started L&L I did a workout series for youTube, I kinda forgot they were still visible online! I have to admit I cringed watching these, but totally stand behind the moves. I even did the 10 min workout. It brought back the best of memories teaching classes out of my garage in Arizona. I miss starting and ending my days with those women. Never in a million years did I think The Garage would become a hub for women to share their life stories, leave drenched in sweat, hear these sweet stay at home moms swear under their breathe when I’d say “okay, now go run a lap. Push-ups till failure when you get back”. It was the right job for me at that time in my life and I miss it in a BIG way. I challenge you all to take 10 minutes out of your day and get a full body workout in!




Leopard Kicks with Michael Kors

I have TWO pairs of shoes that have been on repeat since I got them. Both of them are from the Michael Kors collection at Nordstrom.  They have been my go-to shoes since September. I wear these leopard slip-ons (now 50% off) when I need quick,easy and comfort. Then I wear my knee high suede boots to dress my outfits up. They are gorgeous boots!

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YSL BAG / Michael Kors, Leopard Slip-ons (50% off)
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Michael Kors Slip-Ons (50% off $67!)/ Rag and Bone Top,on sale / Black Denim / MAC lipstick, all fired up / Prada Sunglasses in Havana
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My round up of favorite Michael Kors


My Michael Kors boots that keep on giving. I wear them everywhere and with everything. They are extremely comfortable. I just ordered the black pair because I love the style and height of the boots so much!

Michael Kors Tall Boots  / Gwen’s Leopard Boots


dressing room finds

You guys, I’m freezing in New York. Today it’s 20 degrees. Help! I stopped in at my favorite place NORDSTROM to get some warm clothes for my family. Of course I had to check out what’s new or on sale in my department. I also met a friend while the kids were in school at the Nordstrom cafe for hot tomato soup and grilled cheese. Have you had it? It’s so good. That warmed me up for a little but I need some serious layering pieces to survive this winter. I’m so jealous of all of you that live in warm weather year round.  Please enjoy the sun for me.

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1. I found this comfy and I mean COMFY –  Hinge cardigan sweater. I mean it feels like one of my fleece blankets wrapped around me. It’s such a great layering piece. I love that it hangs more in the front with two big pockets. It’s meant to snuggle up in. The white Rag and Bone tee is a staple I have had for awhile. I wear it with everything. I also love these Rag and Bone coated black jeans. The front zippers are pretty cool. And I wear these Newbury black leather booties with everything. I’m a huge fan of the Tory Burch wrap bracelets. This silver and gold is brand new! It’s so fun.

2. This Free People  turtleneck pullover is soft and perfect. Another great layering piece. I have the Rag and Bone white tee on under it. Then I plan to wear a big jacket and scarf.

Stay warm!



beauty secrets

In the world of beauty, there are endless amounts of tips and secrets everywhere you look. But, I have to say the beauty secrets that I end up using are the ones shared by my own circle of girlfriends. This past weekend I went to Philly with 9 other ladies to see our dear friend who recently moved from New York City. I have to say that the BEST beauty secrets are shared on girls trips and this is my complete list of beauty favorites. Some are on my wish list for Christmas and also make wonderful gifts for friends. I’d love to hear what your favorite products are.

1. Jo Malone fragrances are by far my favorite around. The Nectarine Blossom is AMAZING! Every time I wear it people ask what I’m wearing. It’s fresh, a little fruity and simply the best fragrance out there. I’m also a huge fan of the Trisha McEvoy Blackberry Vanilla. I switch between the Jo Malone and Trisha perfume. They are my absolute fav and would make great gifts.
2. Tis the season for pretty red lips. Mac always offers a great line up. I’ve been wearing(ALL FIRED UP). It’s the perfect red in my opinion.
3. This Bobbi Brown shadow palette is too good not to share with your friends. The pigment in the shadows stays on for hours. It’s the prettiest set and pretty perfect for creating holiday eyes or keeping it natural. The sky’s the limit with this assortment of shades.
4. BB cream for EYES! It also includes an spf 15 in it. I feel younger when I wear it. Wrinkles and imperfections fade away. This stick is always in my purse. It’s a really great hidden secret that will change your life!
5. Mascara is hard for me to commit to. I always try recommendations because I don’t have a favorite. That is until I found Giorgio Armani (EYES TO KILL) It lengthens, thickens, everything you want your lashes to look like. It’s pretty great stuff!
6. Read #8 on my list first. This La Mer concentrate goes on the skin before the La Mer cream. It will change your life!
7. Hands down – best BLUSH in town. Always has been my favorite. Doesn’t cause break outs and is a great shade – called orgasm
8. La Mer! On the girls trip I had a La Mer moisturizing cream lesson + facial. I can’t believe how incredible this cream is. It’s definitely pricey but now I know why. I asked my friend what she was doing to her skin. I mean it was glowing, lifted and flawless. She wasn’t wearing an ounce of make up and her skin looked so smooth.  She told me she had been using La Mer products and they changed her skin so much! This makes an amazing Christmas present. They are hosting a gift with purchase right now.

9. Lightweight flawless coverage for your skin is exactly what I love. This tinted moisturizes leaves the skin glowing and also carries a spf20. It’s the perfect tinted moisturizer. I’ve used it for years and won’t trade it out.

10. This is the best product to get your eye make-up off. It smells really good and does the perfect job. It’s so important to keep your eyes hydrated, even while removing your make-up.




Nordstrom Kids Shoes

Winter in California means cool mornings, warm days and cool nights. It’s pretty much the greatest version of winter in my opinion! Comfortable shoes that keep your feet warm and dry are essential for mornings on the beach. My absolute favorites for kids are UGGS and Minnetonka’s from Nordstrom! We live in ours year round. UGGS are a bit pricey for kids, but if you get a neutral color they make great hand me downs for both boys and girls.

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Poppy: Neff Beanie | BP Glasses | Boys RVCA Shirt (in-store) | Minnetonka Mocs 

Avery: Neff Beanie | BP Glasses | Tucker + Tate Top | UGGS 

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