Pick Up a Discounted Quarterly Co. Box via Gilt City

Pharrell Quarterly Co. Box

Quarterly Co. is one of the subscription boxes that rarely ever goes on sale, but right now Gilt City has a collection of 3 different boxes that you can get for less!

Quarterly Co. is a little different from some of the other boxes out there in that they offer many different boxes – all shipped quarterly – and you base your subscription around the person from whom you’d like to receive a box. For instance, Nine Garcia, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and GQ Magazine all offer boxes.

Gilt City is currently offering 3 different boxes for less, including:

  • Box curated by Pharrell (pictured above) – originally $58, now $35
  • Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger box – originally $58, now $35
  • Book Riot box – originally $58, now $35

Click here to check out the Quarterly Co. deal at Gilt City!

Nine West Friends and Family Sale: 30% Off Everything

If you were going through withdrawal thinking that all of the good Friends and Family Sales ended yesterday, I’ve got some news that may cheer you up. The Nine West Friends and Family Sale launched this morning and you can take 30% off your entire purchase!

No coupon is needed to receive the 30% discount as it will be automatically applied in your shopping cart. I believe all items are included, but just in case, each item privy to the discount is also marked.

There are some super cute styles for fall that are currently available at Nine West. While this isn’t normally my shoe store of choice, I am really tempted to go a bit overboard right now and pick up all four of these styles:

Nine West Friends and Family Sale

Gushing Ankle Strap Heels – normally $89, now $62.30 // Hissyfit Booties – normally $129, now $90.30 // Cozy Suede Booties – normally $129, now $90.30 // Facetyme Suede Oxfords – normally $89, now $62.30


Click here to shop the Nine West Friends and Family Sale!

11 Stylish Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Let’s get this out of the way: I love Apple products.

The Macbook is one of the greatest inventions ever, and I still remember being envious of those who immediately converted to the iPhone while I still carried around my hot pink Razr phone and old-school iPod. I eventually upgraded to the iPhone, however, and loved it to pieces… until it occurred to me that maybe I should give some of the other cell phones out there a try just because I thought that I was perhaps missing out on something wonderful due entirely to my blind Apple love.

(To answer your question: No, I’ve never owned an iPad! I have a Microsoft Surface that I rarely use because I prefer my laptop, which probably makes me terribly old fashioned.)

You may recall that last year I gave the Windows Phone a whirl and LOVED it… except that it was missing some key apps like Uber and Instagram at the time, so I eventually reverted back to my iPhone. Earlier this year my husband and I switched cellular providers and I used that opportunity to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S5 – the newest phone available when we made the move – and I have to say that I love nearly everything about this phone! The only thing I don’t love? That there are far fewer stylish Samsung Galaxy S5 cases than there are iPhone cases. (Seriously – what gives?!)

Considering that this is a pretty popular phone and I’m certain I’m not alone in both my love for it and surprise at the lack of stylish Samsung Galaxy S5 cases, I thought I’d go in search of a few this morning. Here’s what I found:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases


Vintage Aztec Tribal Andes Pattern Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $41.95 at Zazzle (despite the fact that I erroneously used the iPhone photo above, the link is to the Samsung version of this case!) // Agent 18 Confetti Cell Phone Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $29.99 at Target // Preppy Pastel Floral Girly Pattern Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $43.95 at Zazzle

Samsung Galaxy S5


Kim Parker Aegis Design Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $34.95 at Trident // Rosepark Flowers Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $8.99 at Amazon

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Defender Series Polka Dot Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $59.95 at Otter Box // Lemon Fresh Personalized Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $39.96 at Claire Bella // Brilliance Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $80 at Case-Mate

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Hello Darling Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $19.99 at iFrogz // Coral Instagram Photo Collage with 9 Photos Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $42.95 at Zazzle // Personalized Grey White Chevron Pattern Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 – $9.98 at Amazon

Though I still contend that there are far fewer stylish Samsung Galaxy S5 cases than there are iPhone cases, the field isn’t entirely bleak! Now the only issue is deciding which one to treat myself to sometime in the near future!



Wedding Wednesday: Robes for Bridesmaids

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I’m totally smitten with pictures like this! I think robes would make a fabulous bridesmaids gift as well as making for awesome pictures. LOVE.

Wedding Wednesday

I often wish Pinterest was around when I was planning my wedding, as this totally would have been an idea that I would have used. Alas, now we get to share these with you! If you love this idea, I have found some fun robes that don’t break the bank. And that your bridesmaids will be thanking you for years to come. This almost makes me want to gather my bridesmaids together and recreate this picture. Hmmmm.

This August Rose Kimono Robe is too cute for words! This would definitely be on my must have list as it totally fit into our color scheme. Plus it’s a great color that I know it would look great on everyone. WANT.

How perfect?!

This Lapis Leaf Luxe Robe should fit everyone’s style. It’s got such a classic look to it!

So pretty!

Are you planning on gifting your bridesmaids with robes? Also, what has inspired you from Pinterest?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will spend the month of October last year highlighting some of the stores that are running special promotions to raise funds for breast cancer and other cancer-specific charities. With the purchase of any of the items we highlight over the course of this month a portion of the proceeds will be donated to various breast cancer charities.

Throughout the month of October, Origins will donate $3.50 from every purchase of their Limited Edition Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Berry Splash ($17) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

This lip balm moisturizes thanks to apricot kernal and avocado oil, and it also provides a burst of subtle color.

This promotion is part of the Estée Lauder Companies’ extended Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

The 2014 BCA Campaign is proud to be moving in a bold new direction as they expand the theme, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.” In true “Stronger Together” spirit, many of the highly sought-after, iconic brands of The Estée Lauder Companies are offering Pink Ribbon products or making donations, united in support of The BCA Campaign’s mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research. In fact, in honor of The BCA Campaign’s 22nd anniversary this year, The Estée Lauder Companies will donate $1 toward education and medical research, up to a maximum donation of $22,000, to BCRF for every uplifting message or photo shared on Instagram or Twitter that includes #BCAstrength.

You can learn more about the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at http://bcacampaign.com/.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

BeFrugal Cash Back: Earn $20 for Referring Friends!

BeFrugal Refer-a-Friend


Last year before the holidays we wrote about 12 Easy Ways to Earn Holiday Shopping Money and I included Ebates, which is one of the largest cash-back shopping sites. I’m going to have to amend that post, however, to include BeFrugal.

BeFrugal is another cash back shopping site. BeFrugal offers shoppers up to 30% cash back at 4,000+ stores. They currently have an amazing promotion going where you will earn a whopping $20 (TWENTY DOLLARS!) for every friend you refer to the site… and your friends will earn a $10 bonus for registering!


To qualify for a bonus, new referrals must click on your unique Refer-a-Friend link and sign up as a BeFrugal.com member through that click through. New members must also confirm their BeFrugal.com account and earn $25 in Cash Back (not including bonuses) within 90 days of account creation.

The bonuses for both you and the people you refer will not be accrued automatically based on the rules, but only after new members earn $25 cash back. However, with the holiday shopping season just around the corner, dedicated online shoppers should have absolutely no problem meeting the $25 threshold!

If you get a bunch of people to register, there’s the possibility to earn a heck of a lot of money from this promotion!

Click here to register for BeFrugal and start referring friends!


Here’s What I Received in My October Bestowed Box

Bestowed Box - October 2014

Bestowed Box is one of those subscription boxes that I only pick up here-and-there and this is one of the “there” months. Bestowed is a healthy living/nutrition box that sends out new snack, food and lifestyle products each month. I wasn’t thrilled with the box I received a couple of months ago, but the October box was pretty fantastic (and all items included are GMO free)!

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Hooray Spinach Purée – Full size product! I guess you could say I’m a little like a child in that I prefer my vegetables be masked by other food. One of the main ways I do this is by adding vegetables to pasta sauce, and I’m going to add this spinach purée to tonight’s pasta dish. Each package of purée contains 4 full servings of vegetables, which is pretty great. According to the documentation sent in the box, this purée can also be used as an oil substitute in baked goods! I see some spinach brownies in my future!

Peeled Snacks Cinnamon Apple Clusters

Peeled Snacks Cinnamon Apple Clusters – Full size product! I’ve tried the dehydrated fruit from Peeled before, but I didn’t know they’d extended their product line to include other snacks. They’re still super healthy though at 75 calories per serving!


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