Shop Suey Society | The Abby Beanie

I love hats but as I’ve said before I suffer from domius maximus (large head syndrome). So typically when I buy hats they’re knit and slouchy so they have lots of give for my noggin. This month, my friends at Shop Suey Boutique sent over the Abby Beanie for me to review.
The Abby Hat
I kind of love this hat. I really do. It’s the perfect bit of slouchy, it has a pom pom for the kid in me AND it has sparkle! My sister kept asking me to wear my sparkly hat after she saw it the first time. I’m glad my hat can bring a bit of joy and sparkle to her world. It’s the little things.
Abby Hat I made the mistake of leaving it on the backseat of my car when I picked up my 19 year old cousin the other day…she tried to roll back into her dorm with it on. LOL I quickly realized she was trying to jack me for my sparkle and politely asked for it back. BUT because I know if I use code ART20 I’ll get 20% off a regularly priced item at Shop Suey Boutique, I just might have to add the Abby to her Christmas box when she comes back from winter break.

What’s your favorite style hat to wear? And have you picked up anything from S hop Suey with the Art20 code? Tell me!

Oh and you can check out my holiday picks from the Shop Suey Boutique on their blog and definitely check out their Facebook page, they’re doing the 12 days of Christmas in giveaways and great deals!

Sharing the Love

A couple of reminders and things that might help your holiday shopping today (cause I’m a giver).

  • Bare Escentuals Boutiques and are offering 20 % off EVERYTHING in their Friends & Family sale from now until Sunday at 11:59 PST. You can right click and print out the image above to take to a store or use the code SHARELUV at checkout.
  • Not sure what to buy from the Bare Escentuals sale? Check out the Holiday Guide for a few ideas on their latest offerings and how to use them.
  • Want a gift for yourself? I’m giving away a necklace from Helzberg Diamonds Pop Expressions collection. Enter today!
  • My friends at Shop Suey Boutique are doing a few holiday gift promotions, check out their Facebook page for all the details and discounts.

How to Accessorize | Bargain Brights

Pink & Yellow
Today I head up a big meeting that I have to do quarterly and I realize I usually wear 1. a dress and 2. something sparkly when I want to look my best. I thought this would be a perfect time to test out my latest Shop Suey Society piece, the Anne necklace. Unfortunately, the Anne has been selling out like crazy but the Vickie is like her more color sister and Ariel is like her more eclectic sister. I love the sparkle and shine, it’s really beautiful in person. It makes me smile with all the sparkle.
Pink & Yellow
I decided to wear some bold color today for my meeting. You’ve previously seen me in this lovely orange faux wrap dress from Target. When I was reading the blog Making it Lovely, she mentioned a similar shaped dressed but in longer sleevesand I immediately scooped it up. For $29 at Target I figured why not add another dress to my fall wardrobe in a citrus shade. I had intentions of wearing this dress with deep teal tights but when I got up this morning I had pink and yellow on the brain, so vividly bright pink tights it was! I also thought they’d pair really well with these super cute two toned oxford heels I bought at TJ Maxx the other day for $40 (which is still less than their current sale price at Nine West. The entire outfit really is a budget bargain of colorful goodness – LOVE IT!
Pink & Yellow
I’m super comfortable, super bright and super happy with today’s look. And don’t forget that if you go to Shop Suey Boutique and use the code Art20 you’ll get 20% off any regular priced items – YAY! And definitely look out for Anne again, she’s gorgeous.

What I’m Wearing: Target | Necklace, Courtesy of Shop Suey Boutique | Tights, We Love Colors | Shoes, Nine West (purchased as TJ Maxx)

My Weekend & The Washingtonian

Washingtonian Magazine November 2011 Cover

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I am DRAGGING this AM. I think I’ve yawned a million times and I had to get a medium coffee with caffeine – both are rare for me. Clearly, my weekend was filled with good things.

The first good thing was that on Friday, the November issue of Washingtonian Magazine hit newstands and yours truly is on page 177 talking about my favorite tech accessories, my Timbuk2 bag and my LeSportac backpack. Both bags keep my organized and allow me to carry all my technology with me every week. If you’re in the DC area pick it up and check me out. My girl, Erin Jackson also has a lovely full page image and article about her first time doing stand-up comedy.

The other good things are that I saw lots of friends this weekend. Jess came down from NYC this weekend and we had delicious food and did some shopping for her new apartment. I also met up with friends that have the cutest kids I’ve seen in a long time and we got to catch up. I love it when you get to spend time with great friends and family over really great food.

So my weekend was wonderful, how about your weekend?

Care for Kids Card

I got an email this week about a fun way to give to a charity. The Board of Visitors, an auxiliary board at Children’s National Medical Center, annually hosts the Care for Kids Card program – you spend $50 for a card and you get 20% off of your purchases at local DC area stores. The $50 you spend on the card goes towards the Children’s National Media Center and you get 20% off at all of these stores.

That’s a pretty thick booklet of stores and not a bad deal, especially with the holidays around the corner. The promotion starts today (if you go to the merchant list it will show you all the stores that sell cards in store as well, so you don’t have to wait to get it online. I definitely thought this was a cute way to be charitable and save a few dollars so I had to share it with you guys.

Happy shopping!