Black Friday Countdown

Good morning Dolls! Happy FriYAY! If you’re like me, you can’t believe the holidays are next month, and Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I can always tell how quickly the holidays are approaching by the number of Black Friday emails inundating me inbox. It doesn’t make sense for me to be selfish and keep the swag to myself. So daily, between now and Black Friday, I’ll be sharing what I’m be adding to my virtual cart.

First up, Sephora!  Dolls know I love Sephora, so their site will be first on my list at 12:00 am Friday. Their Black Friday preview begins today. I’m going to use some travel time this evening to do a little virtual shopping and save my picks to my cart.

Let the countdown begin!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

Best in Beauty … Boxes

Dolls, I’m not saying anything you don’t already not know, but just in case, beauty (and fashion) subscription services are all the rage! Ranging from $10 – $100/month, you have your choice of a few beauty favs, to the most stylish of head-to-toe looks. I’ll start with my favorite.

Play! by Sephora

I absolutely love Play! by Sephora! You can catch me around the 10th of each month waiting for our lovely postal carrier to deliver my black and white striped box of beauty bounty. So that you’ll be completely satisfied, Sephora gives you a mini-survey on your beauty likes and dislikes. playbysephora2

Subscription: $10.00/month

Julep Beauty Box

Julep is a customizable beauty box that lets you choose full-size beauty products and polish from brand-new collections. Similar to Play, take a short beauty quiz, sign up and receive your first beauty box. The fun of Julep, you can pick you monthly beauty products, or you have the option to skip a month if you like. 

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Subscription: My Maven – $24.99/month, or $19.99/month with a three-month prepaid subscription. Maven Luxe – $39.99/month, or $34.99/month with a three-month prepaid subscription.

Birchbox

Hailed as one of original beauty boxes, your Birchbox will arrive monthly with five skincare, makeup and beauty samples. In addition to the monthly subscription service, you can shop directly from the Birchbox site. And if that weren’t enough, spend some downtime on their Ideas + Inspiration page checking out the latest hair, makeup, etc. tutorials. 

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Subscription: $10/month; $110/year or $99 with code BESTYEAR99.

BoxyCharm

BoxyCharm boxes arrives with 4 to 5 full-size beauty items, from makeup to skincare, beauty tools to color cosmetics. Brands range from emerging to established. You’re guaranteed to find a few new favorites in each box. 

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Subscription: $21/month; $19.66/3 Months; $19.33/6 Months; 1 Year – $19.25.

POPSUGAR Must Have

POP SUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box  containing a mix of items – everything from beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home.

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Subscription: $39.00/month; $109.85/3 months; or $214.70/6 months.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style

For a truly luxe subscription box experience, check out the Box of Style brought to you by celebrity stylist turned designed, Rachel Zoe. Imagine a sleek box containing over $400 worth of products, hand-selected by Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report editors delivered right to your door! Full on swoon! The swag inside is filled with an expertly styled assortment of fashion, beauty and lifestyle obsessions that’ll keep you looking and feeling chic year-round.

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Subscription: $99/4x year or $349/year.

Not feeling the upcoming Black Friday rush, gift a friend, family member (or yourself), a beauty or fashion box for the holiday.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

TPD

“It” Bags Meet Personalization

A trend has hit the high-end designer community – personalization of luxury handbags. Some of the most iconic luxe brands have added to the air of exclusivity by offering personalization services; allowing customers to have a one-of-kind handbags, replete with their own initials.

The Edie Parker Bespoke clutch has become the red carpet season “it” clutch. Designed by Brett Heyman, the most fashionable Dolls can select from the line’s vintage-inspired acrylic clutches and make it their own by adding the personalization of their choice (up to 7 letters). Use the design widget to style your dream clutch.

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Dani Stahl of Nylon Magazine carrying the Flavia Clutch

Personalized monogramming dates back to an era of luxury rail travel when initials, family crests or colors distinguished pieces of luggage. It was the foundation of Louis Vuitton’s business in the 19th century and largely catered to upper-class society.

Louis Vuitton’s personalization service Mon Monogram customizes select pieces from the Monogram Canvas Collection. SLGs, the Speedy, Neverfull, Keepall and Rolling Luggage – are available for personalization. LV lovers have a choice of up to three letters and vertical or diagonal stripes in 17 different colors. Handbags take up to eight weeks to customize.

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Katie Holmes opting for the LV Neverfull Mon Monogram

Goyard also offers hand-painted personalization services. All monograms are designed with exclusive paints made with strictly natural pigments. Up to four initials can be added to your Goyard, with over 17 color combinations from which to choose, as well as a wide selection of strips. Bags take anywhere from two to eight weeks to complete. Prices vary depending on your design selection. To help you with your selection, the personalization widget allows you to design you bag and check out the look before making the purchase.

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Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis carry the Goyard St. Louis Tote

Lately I have been swooning over the Fendi made-to-order Selleria Intrecciato Handbag. According to Fendi, at the end of the ’40s, the Intrecciato was born out of Adele Fendi’s desire to make bags soft and versatile. The technique, borrowed from the fur world, consists of thin strips of leather woven together and stitched entirely by hand. Peep the ultimate fashionista, SJP, in the city with her personalized Fendi.

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Also, be sure take a look at Bottega Veneta Initials, Longchamp Le Pliage Personalized and the Anya Hindmarsh Bespoke Collection. All of these fab bags can be customized from the brand websites, allowing you to shop and design at your leisure.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,

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TPD

Images: The BlogPinterest, Purseblog, Bloomberg.com

Feeling Gray!

Hey Dolls! No, I’m not feeling down. It was simply too easy to title this post “50 Shades of Gray.” Any who, when the seasons change, my fall-back color (no pun intended) is black, with the ever-present perfect shade of Chanel Red Lipstick. I rock black with red lips straight through to Spring. But a funny thing happened this year when I began paying attention to  my cool weather wardrobe. My black is being overtaken by gray – gray pants, gray turtlenecks, gray jackets, gray, you name it. I even find myself attracted to gray on the racks in the boutiques and stores I shop. And, although I have been a creature of habit, I welcome the change to gray.

So what’s new in gray? Here are my fav’s in gray for the season.

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You have to love this shade, described as an “opaque cement.” Not to mention that the packaging is to die for! (And yep, they call it “nailed” lacquer!)

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Smoke is the newest edition to the Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad Collection. Touted as “color contouring,” these cool matte grays, coupled with a touch of deep taupe, are perfect for a crisp fall evening.  

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I know, I know! I am taking you out of your comfort zone with this uber-edgy look. But, I promise, it is so chic against the matte eye look above from the Kat Von D Smoke Quad. I purchased, wore it, and have yet to be kicked out of our home by my Mr.

Feeling unsure about all of this darkness? My gift to you – a makeup tutorial by my favorite YouTube beauty blogger, The Fancy Face. No one does it better than Miss Tina. Peep her tutorial below to get the deets on how to rock this look. And be sure to subscribe to  her YouTube Channel! You’ll love her!

Now, what to wear? My go-to staple for the colder weather, a cashmere turtleneck. I am loving this simple deep gray t-neck. Pair it with casual leggings, skinny jeans, or leather leggings with a haute stiletto.

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You cannot go wrong with this outerwear number from J. Crew. Truly a show-stopper, the pièce de résistance with any casual outfit!

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Why not give both of these pieces a little pizzaz with beaded tassel earrings. Also from J. Crew, these beauties are so pretty in “misty fog,” dangling for a sparkly rhinestone!

Finally, we know a Doll can’t go far without a mean shoe, or in this case, boot game. Check out these charcoal thigh highs from Stuart Weitzman. These numbers illicit a full-on swoon!

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You see why my mood is gray?! Won’t you join me!

Until then,

TPD

Little Things that Make Me Swoon!

Hey Dolls! It’s the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and I’m sharing some of my holiday inspiration – all thing red, white and blue – that are making me swoon!

Red, White + Bubbly

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With its chic nautical red, white and blue design, this Domaine Chandon Brut Classic limited-edition bottle, inspired by the great “All-American Summer,” is the perfect way to sip in style.

The White Haute Manicure

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Neat, clean, an fresh – these white manicures speak summer. Love!

Fendi Blue + White or Red + White Satin Open Toe Mule

Red White and Blue Mules

Summer and the Fourth aren’t just for flip flops and thong sandals. These numbers are perfect to sport with white shorts, a crisp linen shirt; or beautiful caftan as you are entertaining.

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iRed White and Blue Furniture

I love the idea of styling lawn furniture with red and white pillows to capture the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday.

Images: Chandon USA | Ashley Ella Designs  | Bergdorf Goodman | Pinterest

However you mark the holiday, do it Pretty Domestic style. Happy a safe and happy Fourth!

Until Then, Keep Sharing the Pretty,

L.

The Pretty Domestic

The Must-Haves: Les Blancs

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1. an essential possession: the perfect summer white dress

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2. essential: a must-have summer white wardrobe

Wearing white before Memorial Day is a ma-JAH faux pas on the East Coast. We eagerly await Memorial Day, the first opportunity to don our crisp whites. But, Memorial Day has come and gone, and its time for Les Blancs! Peep the deets below for some summer white inspiration.

White Cotton Maxi-Length Wrap Dress.

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 The Diamond Brunch Sunglasses from Azalea in Matte White.

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Palm Beach Sandals by Jack Rogers.

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Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer in Coco.

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All White Canvas Tote from the Gardenista.

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Tod’s “Gommini” Crytsal Embellished Fringed Driving Moccasin.

Enjoy your summer! It’s going to be white hot!

Until Then | Keep Sharing the Pretty,

The Pretty Domestic

Straight Shade.

Hey Dolls! Memorial Day is upon us and with it the beginning of summer. The list of must-haves for the season is endless, but at the top of mine is the perfect sunglasses. What defines perfect? Style and substance. They must look fabulous – for me, the bigger, the better. But equally as important – that they must keep those pesky UV-rays at bay. Yep, vanity be thy name.

My choice? Chanel Signature Oversized Square frames in homage to one Mrs.Kennedy-Onassis.

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But for my Dolls, I want to share my other faves for the season. I’m giving you a little of everything from a Classic Rayban Aviator, a trendy take on the Wayfarer in tortoise, to an avante-garde shield frame from Chanel. Whatever your taste, peep the haute-ness below!

The Celine Marta.

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Prada Oversized Glam.

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The Classis Rayban Aviator.

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Dior Lady Lady 1.

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And for you more daring Dolls …

The Chanel Butterfly Acetate Frames Embellished with Pearls.

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Have a fun-filled holiday!

Until Then | Keep Sharing the Pretty,

The Pretty Domestic