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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING

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I love getting dressed up for different holiday parties this time of year.  Not all of them require something super dressy, but Garrett's work party is usually pretty formal.  Last year I went with a dark navy dress.  This year I think I might go with a lighter color.  This dress comes in lots of different colors, but I am loving the soft blush tone.  Its a little unexpected for winter, but there won't be snow anywhere in sight here, so I think I might go for it.




See a few more of my holiday dress selections here:


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DATE NIGHT COZY

SWEATSHIRT: DOWNEAST BASICS (OLD, SIMILAR HERE) | TOP: H&M (SIMILAR) | JEANS: FIDELITY DENIM | CLUTCH: ME (TUTORIAL HERE, SIMILAR CLUTCH HERE) | SUNGLASSES: SIMILAR | NECKALCE: STELLA & DOT | WATCH: ARVO 

You don't have to ditch your favorite sweatshirt just because it's date night.  This look you can wear during the day with flats or cute sneakers, but throw on a pair of nude pumps, grab a clutch, pick up your babysitter, add an extra coat of mascara, a spray of perfume, reapply your deodorant, and you're good to go! 

Did you watch the VS Fashion show last night? I did and it might have been my favorite hour of TV this year. All of a sudden I want to bedazzle my bra and craft wings out of sparkly tule. My husband even held up our Mohu antenna for half the show so that I could get a clear picture. Now that deserves some reapplied deodorant on our next date. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FALL ESSENTIALS

TOP: SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE AND HERE | SKIRT: LAST SEASON FROM CHICWISH, SIMILAR HERE | SHOES: SOLE SOCIETY | WATCH: ARVO | SUNGLASSES: STEVE MADDEN (SIMILAR) | LIPS: BARE MINERALS 'FLY HIGH'

Two things that really complete my Fall wardrobe are a plaid top and something leather (a jacket, pants, in this case a skirt).  Its really the only time of the year I feel like I can pull them off.  I love paring the two together.  This leather skirt dresses the look up, and is a little more unexpected than pants.  

We are finally getting some rain here in Southern California and yesterday we spent a cozy day inside.  I have been trying to do some kind of Christmas craft with the boys each day, so yesterday we made Christmas countdown chains.  I also have been working like a crazy person getting all of the orders from our leannebarlow.com black Friday sale filled.  You guys blew me away!  I am so grateful for every single order.  I want to get all the orders out as fast as I can so you can start wearing your skirts!  Thank you again for all of your love and support.  


Monday, December 1, 2014

THE GUIDE TO FINDING THE PERFTCT GIFT WITH ZAPPOS

I am a gift giver all the way.  I love giving gifts.  I love getting them, don't get me wrong, but giving them is so much more of a thrill for me.  But I struggle sometimes with finding the perfect gift.  I teamed up with Zappos to help me cultivate the perfect Christmas gift for one of my very best friends (really, she should be my sister) Merrick.  Now, if you follow Merrick, you know she has incredible style and with that comes an incredible closet.  What do you give someone like that?! I bet you have someone similar on your Christmas shopping list. 

Zappos was the right place to hunt for a gift because it has everything you can imagine.  Clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry, etc from a crazy amount of different brands.  They also have a pretty genius guide guide that lets you shop by price point.  So all I needed to do was think of the item and color/style she would like it in, and I knew I would find plenty of options.  It was also so helpful that with their fast, free shipping, I would get her gifts in time for our gift exchange that was only a week away.   

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANA LAURENE


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Since Merrick is a bootie girl (really love the sound of that) I got her these adorable booties.  I knew she didn't have any in gray, and it's a color that can go with anything.  Following along with Fall items, I have a hat that she loves, so I found this one that is similar.  I knew I wanted it to be charcoal, and I knew I wanted a fedora style.  Zappos let me quickly narrow down the hundreds of hat options by letting me pick the specific style of hat and color that I wanted.  Since she has lots of larger purses, I thought I would go more of an unexpected route with this clutch.  Again, I was able to utilize the detailed category selection tool on Zappos and find what I was looking for without too much hunting.

Merrick really nailed my style with the items she selected for me.  She knows that I love all the tortoise shell things.  I also have an obsession with Kate Spade.  Combine those into sunglasses and you better believe these beauties aren't coming off my face for a while.  I cracked up when she got me these "official fashion blogger shoes".  I swear, I'm the only one who didn't own a pair.  And great minds think alike with this amazing Fall floppy hat.  I am so excited to wear it!

Zappos made this gift exchange easy, because I knew that if there was anything she didn't love, or an item that didn't quite fit me right, there would be no problem returning it with their 365 day return policy. Here's to a stress free shopping season!

Don't forget to check out my Holiday Gift guides for this year!  All my picks for women, men, and the best Christmas jammies out there.

Friday, November 28, 2014

THE BEST GIFTS HAVE BOWS

TOP: SIMILAR | SKIRT: LEANNE BARLOW | HEELS: SIMILAR | EARRINGS: BAUBLEBAR | RING: KENDRA SCOTT

It's Black Friday over on leannebarlow.com and I couldn't be more excited (as you can tell over on my instagram).  We are having our biggest sale ever this weekend on our popular Take A Bow skirts and our Great Lengths Maxis. (While our maxi's work for anyone, these are especially fantastic for pregnancy and make great gifts.  They are made with high quality modal knit that is super soft and hold their shape with a growing tummy!)

Today:

  • Doorbusters from 7-8am PST all skirts are 50% off (plus free US shipping)
  • For the remainder of the day, all skirts are 40% off (plus free US shipping)


Saturday-Monday:

  • All skirts are 30% off (plus free US shipping)

Use code: GIVETHANKS to receive your discount

Make sure to jump on this sale quick, because once they are gone, they are gone.  Head on over my shop to see for yourself! 

I've also posted some of my favorite Black Friday sales going on at my favorite stores below.  And you can check out this weeks Holiday Gift guides here, here, and here.

J.Crew Factory50% OFF everything and free shipping on orders over $50.00

Sole Society30% OFF and free shipping now until Dec. 1.

Nordstromup to 40% OFF select product.

J.Crew30% OFF with code HOLIDAY and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum

Old Navyup to 50% OFF store wide & 50% OFF in stores, get an extra 15% OFF with code GRAVY

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM



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I need to tell you that this particular gift guide was hand crafted with love by me and my fashion forward husband slash just my husband.  He sent me over links to every item he currently has that he loves (like these shoes and this beanie) and a handful of things that he has his eye on for a while (like this coat).  I just made it look pretty and slapped it into a post.  But I would trust him.  He has called so many trends before they were actually trends.  This has also made shopping for him this year much easier.

See my previous Holiday Gift Guides here and here.
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