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Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts

25 November 2016

The Ultimate Black Friday Sale Guide

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Black Friday is better than ever this year! When it comes to shopping online, there is little reason to wait for Cyber Monday anymore because the deals going on today (some extended through the weekend too) are truly insane. So keep those cozy slippers on, crank up the Christmas carols, brew yourself another mug of coffee, and get comfortable! Cause this is just about good...really good...

My Mega Must-Shop Black Friday Sale List

* Click the brand name bellow to access the Black Friday Deals

AMAZON // Black Friday deals up to 77% off on select items 

ANN TAYLOR // 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

ANTHROPOLOGIE // 30% off with code LETSGO

ASOS // 20% off everything with code GOGOGO

BANANA REPUBLIC // 50% off five regular priced items with code BRFIVE

BARNEY'S NEW YORK // 40% designer sale selections from the season's best collections

BAUBLEBAR // 30% Off Everything, use code THANKS30 

BERGDORF GOODMAN // 40% off designer women and men & extra 20% already reduced 5F Contemporary

BLOOMINGDALES // 15% off when you spend $100-199, 20% off when you spend $200 or more

EXPRESS // 50% off everything & free shipping

GAP // 50% off everything with code TGIF50 

GIGI NEW YORK // 40% off all old favorites & classics AND amazing free gifts with purchase SO GOOD!

J.CREW FACTORY // 50-60% off everything, prices as marked

KATE SPADE // Surprise sale, up to 75% off

LOFT // 50% off everything with code FRIYAY

LUISAVIAROMA // Extra 20% off Sale items & up to 50% off designer items

MACY'S // Extra 20% off & free shipping with $50 purchase, use code THANKS

MADEWELL // 25% off entire purchase with code THATSALE

NASTY GAL // Extra 30% off all markdowns, and select "black" items

NEIMAN MARCUS // Up to 60% off

NORDSTROM // 40% Designer and Extra 20% already reduced items = AMAZING DEALS

OLD NAVY // 50% off almost everything, discount shown at checkout

OVERSTOCK // Up to 70% off , literally MEGA discounts (up to 50% off furniture & thousands of door busters)

REVOLVE // Up to 65% off all my favorites!

SAM EDELMAN // 30% Sitewide, use code SAMSGIVING

SHOPBOP // Use code GOBIG16 for 15% off orders of $200, 20% off orders of $500, & 25% off orders of $800+

TORY BURCH // 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS 

WAYFAIR // Up to 80% off ie insane savings on already amazing deals


HAPPY SHOPPING and more importantly HAPPY SAVING!

18 January 2016

Winter Formal on the Farm

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winter white style green culottes eyelet pants wide leg trouser neck tie blouse the supper model best winter style best rising fashion bloggers

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winter white style green culottes eyelet pants wide leg trouser neck tie blouse the supper model best winter style best rising fashion bloggers

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winter white style green culottes eyelet pants wide leg trouser neck tie blouse the supper model best winter style best rising fashion bloggers

 Can you believe we are nearly one month into this new year! It feels like Christmas and New Years was just here and now we are in full winter style mode. How did that happen? After Christmas in Boca Grande (see here & here ) I spent the New Years holiday in the countryside outside Charleston. We had the most perfect transition weather: sun-filled fresh days and cold nights where we'd light a big fire and I got to break in some of my winter fur. Above was twilight on New Years Eve. My outfit was just formal enough for the country setting, but actually perfect for winter work wear. We've had a refreshing cold front hanging around here in South Florida this January so this outfit has been on serious repeat. 
The neck tie blouse has to be one of my favorite retro trends to return this season. I have several from Forever 21 and White House Black Market, since I'm seemingly always channeling Annie Hall no matter the season or year, but this particular blouse from Oasis Clothing has to be my absolute favorite. The beaded cuff detailing is simply gorgeous and the placement of stones and design look so much more haute fashion than fast fashion. I also love the material, as the blend is very hard to wrinkle, and the bright ivory is the perfect winter white shade for my January skin tone. I found a great metallic Deborah Lippman nail polish in "Dream Weaver" to make the grey, purple, and green tones in the cuff details pop and it also helped tie in these awesome eyelet emerald wide leg culottes (which I might add I found hidden on an H&M sale rack for $10!) The look is complete with my favorite winter white tiered faux fur cape. You can wear it two ways (shown above) long or short, which makes it an excellent travel item, one which I can't wait to pack for some spring skiing in Switzerland this March!

Accessory wise, I'm all about delicate and big this month. I have several sizes of mega large (but thin) hoops in gold and rose gold that I'm wearing constantly right now. As my neck heals necklaces I've found are rather irritating so a light weight statement earring has been my go to (it also helps distract from the scar, which in truth you can only see when up close to me, but I admit I'm self conscious about none the less. 

Many of you have been emailing me over the holidays about particular makeup looks in my posts, and what products I use, so here's what I did for this look. And by the way do keep those questions coming! Makeup and skin & hair care is an obsessive passion of mine so always happy to chat about it and help. Tweet me or send me a DM on Instagram or Facebook with what you want to know.
For my News Year Eve look I wanted to accentuate my eyes and divert attention upwards (and away from neck scar) during cocktails and dinner, so I blended some matte shadows from Urban Decay's NAKED Smoky palette (colors "Whiskey" & "Combust") & with Urban's gorgeous deep metallic Moondusts in "Shockwave" and "Zodiac" to bring in a hint of emerald and purple which gave my blues eyes a green tint. Keeping the metallics on and close to my upper and lower lash line, and the mattes on my lid, softened this look and made it look less "nightclub-y"- more subtle versus shocking. I'll be doing this look in detail on an upcoming post (maybe even some video!) as I think shimmer and glitter can be intimidating when it comes to makeup, and doesn't have to be. So stay tuned...

::Outfit::
Blouse, Oasis Clothing ON SALE*
Green Culottes, H&M, similar & similar
Snake Skin Heels, Sam Edelman
Faux Fur Cape,
Hoop Earrings, Forever 21
Nails, Deborah Lippmann "Dream Weaver"
Eyes, Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Palette, Moondust Shadows

24 December 2015

Champagne Pop: Candy Cane Champagne Cocktail

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Merry Merry! Today's holiday post is a quick simple yet stunning Candy Cane Champagne Cocktail Recipe you can make to impress a crowd or just to treat your special someone. This holiday I've created this cocktail with One Hope Wine's Limited Edition Gold Glitter California sparkling wine. Every bottle of this champagne you serve provides 15 meals to children in need, and that is certainly something worthy of drinking to.
This season I've partnered with One Hope Wine and the One Hope Foundation to spread the word about their wonderful quality wines that provide so much to children, women, animals and so many others in need. A portion of each bottle purchased is donated to the vintage or grow's designated cause. I encourage you to check them out the next time you are planning a party or stocking your cellar.

" We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give "

Wishing you all a truly wonderful, very Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much for reading and following along this year.

Candy Cane Champagne Cocktail
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Ingredients:
1 bottle (750ml) dry, Brut, champagne
(like this fabulous One Hope Wine Gold Glitter Ltd Edition sparkling wine)
2 candy canes, crushed
2 shots creme de cacoa or 
rim the glass with an orange slice (much like a margaritta) in a pinch
5-6 unwrapped candy canes, for garnish
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Directions:
Take 5 chilled champagne flutes and rim each glass by either dipping the rim into a shallow dish of creme de cacoa liquor or taking an orange slice and coating the riming much like you would with lime when prepping a margarita for salt.
 Crush 2 candy canes in a zip lock bag using a rolling pin till you have a nice powder with several small chunks of the peppermint. Transfer to a shallow dish or plate.
Then dip each glass rim into the crushed candy cane and let sit on the counter for 1 minute, while you pop the champagne. Pour champagne into each glass about 3/4 of the way and garnish with a candy can right before serving.
Enjoy!

23 December 2015

5 Things You Need to Survive the Holidays

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5 things you need to survive the holidays hanes for the holidays hanes shape wear tights holiday must haves The Supper Model

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Is it quitting time for you yet? Christmas break is almost here, and today I'm headed off to spend Christmas on the Gulf of Mexico! Cannot wait to share some resort looks with you all from the beaches of Boca Grande, so stay tuned! 
I've been back and forth between New York and Palm Beach constantly this holiday season, and since December is always a high travel time for me, I've come to depend on a few key essentials that I know I can always depend on, and always find at a local drug store when I run out. Since I don't go a December day without relying on each one of these items, I know I have to share what has become my "holiday survival kit" with you...

1. Hanes Shape wear Tights
Going from desk to dusk making the rounds at every holiday party on your list can be quite the fashion challenge. You want to have something office appropriate of course, but also something can easily morph into festive evening wear while you're in a taxi, riding the subway, or stealing a moment in the bathroom before punching out. That is why I love my Hanes Power Shaper stockings. Tried and true, Hanes tights are a girl on the go's best friend. Not only do they keep me warm when the winter winds settle in, but they are an easy fix when my spray tan is wearing off, or my legs are over due for a scrubbing, shaving, and shinning let's be honest- there is always that day in the week. The Hanes shape wear collection has been my go to for years; it is perfectly sleek and sliming underneath all those great holiday dresses, and you just can't beat the price. I am a classic black girl, but this season have started trying out the nudes when I'm back in Palm Beach and have been out of the sun for a while. I always have a pair packed in my handbag or carry on, ready to go as I tend to get cold easily and often times will need an extra layer underneath my trousers or jeans to stay warm.
*Tights Tip*
There are countless posts and articles out there about how to prevent a run in your stockings. I've tried so many things throughout the years, but here's what works for me and is worth a try. When I first get a new pair of Hanes tights, I run them under cool water for just a second and place them neatly in a freezer tight ziplock bag. Then I pop them right in the freezer to freeze over night, remove them and let them thaw out in my bedroom or bathroom air as I shower the next morning. I am not entirely sure why this works, but it definitely does. Somehow they are stronger and more resistant to snags.

2. Oil Absorbing Sheets
There is nothing worse than spending all that time on your holiday red lip, only to find that all those pictures from last night's party feature your shinning skin absorbing that iphone flash. It's natural that even the dry skin prone of us will be more oily around this time of year as the sudden drop in temperature and loss of humidity can make you skin produce more oil in effort to stay moisturized. Glistening dewy skin is great in the summer, but the only shimmer on your face this time of year should be from a glittering eyeshadow or illuminating highlighter. That is why I love Clean and Clear's Oil Absorbing sheets. They weigh nothing and are packed nice and thin so they fit in every size purse. Never leave home with out them.

3. Strong Hold Hair Spray
Hair spray and holiday hair are a bond that cannot be broken. When I need to style my hair for a holiday evening I need a hair spray that is going to stand the test of time and last through over heated apartments, the elements, and lots of hair swinging dancing. I have long swore by L'Oreal's Elnett Strong Hold Hair Spray and although it is a classic, it lives up to the most modern of standards I assure you. Get the travel size here, you will never see me do a bag spill and it not be there!

4. Bobby Pins
Goody's golden blonde color bobby pins live in my purse where coins once did. I cannot go a day at my desk without sticking a few in my head to get the hair out of my face. Since I often times style my hair in the morning I want to be sure my temporary up-do during the day doesn't crease or wreck my set hair for that evening, and that is why bobby pins are my go to. I also love up-do this time of year, and getting bobby pins that match your hair color allow you to recreate basically any hair tutorial you see on youtube in minutes. Iphone + bobby pins+5 minutes in the ladies = holiday hair magic

5. Epson Salts
If you don't know this about me by now, I'm shocked, as I am a vocal bath enthusiast and a firm believer in floatation therapy. One epson salt bath a day can cure so much of the things we carry and that weigh us down. One of my holiday wish list items is actually a session at Lift Floats, the new floatation therapy based spa in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. During the holidays I'm often squeezing my feet into those oh-so-fabulous holiday heels night after night, and even some lunch time afternoons. By the time I get home my feet are on fire, and my low back is killing me, not to mention that my legs sometimes even appear swollen (this can be from dehydration and higher sodium in take: think holiday party food + 1 or 2 extra drinks). So when I get home I immediately run the hot water, grab a large water with lemon, a dump an entire large bag of epson salts (these are my favorite) into my tub. 15-20 minutes of soaking relieves all the soreness and relaxed my muscles, and gives me a moment to reflect on the great fun and seemingly endless joy the holiday season brings.

A special thanks to Hanes for sponsoring this post

16 December 2015

Gifts for the Girl on the Go: A Jet-Setter Gift & Winter Travel Guide


Finding a great gift for the girl who's always on the go can be truly difficult. She's been everywhere, seen everything, if not a lot, and who knows when she's jet-setting off again for another holiday excursion!?
Is this girl on your list this year? Never fear; jet-setter-trendsetter style is a rather easy nut to crack this holiday season, that is of course only when you know a little bit about the life and likes of a globetrotting gal...

Living in two places, between Manhattan and Palm Beach, I'm constantly on and off planes, in and out of divergent climates, and always on the hunt for chic yet comfy items to get me here, there, and everywhere not in gym clothes. Whether you travel a ton or not very much at all, the holidays always seem to involve some kind of adventure, and when winter snow sets in hard, my guess is that somehow you're inner escape artist finds a way steal a vacation day or two in search of a thaw.

So let me break down my jet-set gift guide (and FYI clicking on any item in the image above will lead you it's shoppable page) 
It's a gift guide that is based on my tried and true travel essentials, along with a wishlist item or two, that I can't wait to see if Santa leaves under my tree...

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The Ultimate Turtleneck Tunic Top 
I always go for cashmere when en route. The luxe fabric always seems to take the stressful scratchy sting of traveling right away, and send your senses right back to that cozy seat on your couch. The quality of cashmere is also key as you need pieces that hold up through a long travel day, a red eye, layovers, and a multi-transportation trip. That is why I love this Pence Cashmere Poncho top from J.McLaughlin. It comes in a few great winter neutrals, but the heather grey is perfect for all cool toned winter days,

My Essential Moisturizer
This Amore Pacific Future Response deep hydrating and repairing facial moisturizer is a beauty item that is worth every penny and every last finger pad scoop you can get your hands. (A Kim Kardashian favorite, and I mean look at that skin!) The formula is made to protect the skin from pollution wreaking havoc on your face and intensely repair and revitalize it using a powerful combo of anti oxidants. I love this as a bedtime cream for it's restorative powers- it literally go to work repairing my skin damage in an hour and for it's rich consistency- it leaves you with that plush hydrated and bouncy face feeling which I can never get enough of!

The Perfect Chic and Compact Carry On Case
I am obsessed with this classic steamer-trunk inspired rolling carry on bag, and hope I can get my hands on it before it sells out! Vegan leather and beautifully crafted, I feel like it should have been on the Titanic with it's heavy gilded hardware and crisp cream banding. The price is excellent too.

Plush Passport Holder
Gigi New York is a girl on the go's best friend brand. This passport holder has a soft pebble texture and comes in a ton of colors, and with that gorgeous gold writing it's something beautiful to have in your purse to distract that customs official from your tired travel eyes... I also adore their sassy chic iphone cases, which I showcased in the last Golden Gift Guide Post here. You can also check out their array of uber pretty travel accessories here.

Queen of Jeans for Jetting
When traveling, jeans are an absolute jet-setter style must have. Airport streetstyle snaps dictate that skinnies are still the way to go, but choosing a darker denim with tons of stretch insures they always look pristine when leaving the terminal, and feel comfy while sitting on the tarmac.

Bright Light Tight: The Perfect Travel Tote
The Saint Laurent nano sac de jour is without a doubt my winter lust item! A bright cobalt blue color is always my go to winter pop color, and this bag is just everything I love about handbags all in one perfectly sized package. I really like traveling with a smaller purse given that I am prone to back pain, and am recently recovering from neck surgery, so carrying something small, and rolling the rest, allows me to control the weight of what I have in my arms and not get weighed down by things I really never need in flight. And really, you don't need as much as you think to happily enjoy a flight. My carry on bag spill just includes, my iphone, a block charger, my kindle, head phones, peppermint tea bags, my favorite grip bottom socks (perfect stocking stuffer), a homemade snack, and a few 3:1:1 essentials.

Beyond Compare Lip Balm
The La Mer lip balm is little dash of lusciousness. It's intensely reparative for dry lips and leaves you with a just velvety layer of protection from wind and recycled dry air. It builds as you use it to help ward off signs of aging and thinning of lips. I also love the hint of minty coolness.

The Most Fabulous Flat
I have been obsessed with my Lauren scalloped edge Chloe flats since finding them in metallic a little while back. Not only are they super soft, thin, and easy to pack but they are beyond comfortable and with the low feminine vamp of the toe, they always elongate your ankle and leg which is important when rocking anything from skinny jeans to leggings to joggers or harem pants on board. The rose neutral color is also really nice against winter skin.

The Wrap Coat
This one is obvious, but I tend to get rather cold on planes, and am always shivering and uncomfortable if I don't have a form of blanket coat that is soft enough to cuddle up in, but structured enough at the collar so I still look put together when deplaning. That is why I love this T Tahari Belted Wrap Coat (40% off right now here) as it's warm blend is perfect for any temperature changes and it's practical length means I can curl up in my seat with it belted and not worry about creases or wrinkles like I have to do with long coats. It also makes for easy packing in my carry on, or simply rolling it into the over head in front of my bag. Sometimes that big elegant collar doubles as my Star Wars esc hood when I need a mid flight nap. It comes in 4 colors but I love the Dove or Pebble best.

The Never Leave Home Without it Scarf
A scarf is essential to any outfit but when it comes to travel the scarf can provide neck protection from cold, and sun, hair protection from wind or even using it to hide the appearance of greasy long journey hair. I am loving the square scarf right now as I'm into neck ties and wrist ties as easy travel accessorizing, and find them more suited to making into a retro pony tail style. This one from Tory Burch (30% Off) is so silky soft, but I really love it's pattern and color combo.

Killer Cool Shades
Well statement sunglasses are everything when it comes to travel. They can cover up any smudged make up or eye bags, and of course tie a simple look together, instantly making it look paparazzi ready. These Dior shades are retro inspired, on sale*, and so modern with their deep ocean-blue reflective lens. I'm just so in love that I'm finding a way to snag a pair before the year ends!

First Class Fingers
When it comes to constant travel you have to develop ways to keep your health up, and ward off colds and infection that are so so easy to catch. (More on this to come this January on the blog) One of my best discoveries was finding this Kiehls "First Class" Hand Purifying Treatment. It is a gel-cream so glides on antiseptic like at first before turning creamy and soft and highly hydrating. The essential oils combined in the formula (ginseng rosemary & lavender to name a few) ward off commonly found germs that threaten our immune system when we travel, while giving those tired hands a deeply moisturizing break.
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What are your Girl on the Go, Go-To Products? Would love to hear any and all must haves, tips, or tricks. Leave me a comment bellow or Tweet me @thesuppermodel

13 December 2015

"Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget" The Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

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For those of us with champagne tastes and beer bottle budgets, this holiday gift guide is specially made for us! In today's post, you'll find perfect gifts that will arrive to your door in no time, and just in time for ye' old holiday party circuit. 

These gifts are guarantied to please, delight, and impress and you'll be shocked at their practical price tag! Click an item above to preview or shop the post bellow:


Looking to sport a little splash of gold this holiday, or sparkle this New Years Eve? Shop these fabulous shoes styles, all on sale for 40% off or more
Nordstrom bellow:

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01 December 2015

The 3 Shoe Styles You Need to Survive the Holidays: 40% OFF at Nordstrom

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When it comes to holiday shoes, there are 3 tried and true staples that every woman must have on handy. I call them the Triad of New Classic Treads! The tall flat black boot, the metallic sparklin shinning statement shoe, and the best evening black pump. These three shoes will get you through December with impeccable style no matter what the weather conditions are, or how crazy your friend's "creative" dress code gets...

Today, and for one day only, Nordstrom is continuing their 40% Off Sale today with an amazing selection of SHOES including a fabulous array of these 3 styles. Now is the perfect time to snag a pair of flat winter boots (like THESE over the knee Stuart Weitzman50/50 boots I'm wearing above) or to grab a new pair of party heels that make your feet feel like rocking around the Christmas tree at every cocktail party this season.


And even though there's no greater gift than buying things for those you love, it's more than ok to be a little *naughty* and visit Nordstrom's Shoe Sale before midnight tonight to snag some sparkle for yourself this holiday... Trust me, you deserve it! (click the images bellow to shop the Nordstrom Sale)

~ Shop The Flat Black Boot ~

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~ Shop the Sparkling Slipper ~


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~ Shop the Perfect Black Pump ~


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**What holiday styles do you rely on to survive the short and spectacular season?**
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