Your Guide To Navigate Cyber Week

cyberweek-roundup-sales-online-shopping-dealsI promised there would be another post today, and it’s a good one!! There’s seriously SO much talk about sales this time of the year so I thought I’d break down how to best navigate all of the noise, as well as shopping codes.

1. Know your size. I love online shopping as much as the next girl but there are just certain things that I have to try on in-store. (Jeans, boots, etc.) Can anyone relate? I save those items for when I’m feeling adventurous and shop for everything else on my favorite sites. It can also help a lot if you know your specific measurements by heart. So many places have different size charts these days.

2. Keep a list. So rather than going in blind, it helps a lot if you have a list of who you’re buying for, how much you want to spend on them, if you have any gift ideas, etc. I am OBSESSED with this printable Whitney shared.

3. Keep in the loop. Last but not least, I find it really helpful to subscribe to retailer’s newsletters, and of course follow fellow bloggers. We’re all working our butts off this time of the year to share with you the latest and greatest sales, gifts, etc. Newsletters also sometimes offer exclusive coupons or discount codes that can come in a lot of help. salesAmazon – 30% off select pieces with code 30BLACKFRI

Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

Anthropologie – 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

ASOS – up to 60% off with code BLESSED

Dolce Vita – 20% off + free shipping with code BLACK20

Express – 50% off everything and free shipping

J.Crew – 30% off and extra 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything with code SHIPGIFTS

Kendra Scott – 15% off everything with code SALE15

Loft – 40% off almost everything with code BF40

Nordstrom – Up to 50% off select styles

Old Navy – 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off some styles, 40% everything else

Rebecca Minkoff – 25% off total purchase, up to 70% off select styles and free shipping

Sam Edelman – 30% off everything with code SAMSGIVING

Shopbop – The more you spend, the more you save with code GOBIG15

Vera Bradley – Up to 50% off select styles and patterns

PS- I will be editing this with updated sales and adding retailers as their sales become available. Happy shopping everyone!


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Gift Guide 2015 | For The Hostess In Your Life

Admit it, we all know that person who just loves to entertain! I got so excited curating this gift guide because I love each and every item so much. I mean, that booze decanter! You can shop this image below, as well as even more of my picks below!

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Booze Decanter | Beer Snob Glass | Snuffer | Threshold Brass Lamp | Welcome Keyring Holder | Muddler | Agate Coaster Set | Wine Gift Bag | Wood Salad Servers | Special Edition Diptyque Candle | Matchbook | Coffee Cup | Cookbook | Oil & Vinegar Set | Tasting Plate Set Shopbar


DIY | Holiday Baby’s Breath Wreath

guestpost_eastandlane_DIY_tutorial_holiday_wreath_howto_december guestpost_eastandlane_DIY_tutorial_holiday_wreath_howto_december_1 guestpost_eastandlane_DIY_tutorial_holiday_wreath_howto_december_2 guestpost_eastandlane_DIY_tutorial_holiday_wreath_howto_december_3 guestpost_eastandlane_DIY_tutorial_holiday_wreath_howto_december_4_final Hey everyone! Keyanna here from East & Lane, I’m a fellow blogger from Taylor’s hometown, Ocean City, MD. I’m super excited to share a DIY with you guys today. The holidays are right around the corner…not sure whether to scream with excitement, or panic! There’s nothing I love more than a reason to redecorate my house with seasonally appropriate trends and festive decor, but with the busyness of life, coupled with how hectic the holiday season can be, I tend to be a last minute decorator. So when it comes to decorating my home for the holidays, the projects need to be quick, easy, and fun. Cue this DIY holiday wreath—it’s the sum of all three. This was my first time making a wreath and it literally only took me about 10 minutes to make, and I absolutely love how it turned out! A great thing about this wreath is that it’s very transitional. I love how rustic it looks with just the Baby’s Breath, great for Fall (or Spring for that matter), but by adding a few festive touches like berries and ribbon makes it perfect for the holidays!materials

Grapevine wreath (I used 14”)

Baby’s breath (I used 1 bunch)

Floral wire

Wild berries

Burlap ribboninstructions

1. Gather a few stems of the Baby’s Breath, form them around the wreath, and secure with floral wire. Continue adding Baby’s Breath, overlapping each bunch on top of the previous bunch until 1/2 on the wreath is covered.

2. Add wild berries

3. Finish it off with a pretty bow

*Maintenance: Baby’s Breath is long lasting and will dry out, nicely. To help preserve the Baby’s Breath, you can periodically spray with water to hydrate.Holidaydecor

Written and Photographed for the LCC by Keyanna Bowen, East & Lane


Cocktail | Your New Favorite Thanksgiving Drink






Hey everyone! Bob here once again with a fall cocktail that is an absolute Thanksgiving banger. While cider served warm or over ice is an annual fall favorite, let’s raise the bar a bit with a gorgeous blanco tequila and a few simple extras to balance out the cinnamon spice.

In your cocktail shaker, muddle a couple of mint leaves with a slice of ginger, some lemon peel, and an ounce of agave nectar. Add four ounces of cider and two ounces of your favorite blanco tequila, fill it with ice and give it a good shake. Grab your rocks glass, fill it with ice, and strain over top.

I like to garnish with a sprig of mint and another slice of lemon peel. With a mostly spicy and smoky flavor profile from the cider, I find that the mint brings in a beautiful bright grassy note that really opens up the tequil a’s flavor on the palate.

Take a break from the same old pumpkin beers (looking at you, Sam Adams Octoberfest) and give this guy a shot for your Thanksgiving cocktail. Make sure you subscribe and drop a comment below to let us know what you changed or how you improved your version. A restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving to each one of you, and until next time, cheers!


Written and Photographed for the LCC by Bob Schaeffer, two19 creative


Gift Guide 2015 | $100-$500

CC_gift_guide_2015_holiday_shopping_100_500_splurge_rebeccaminkoff_katespade_whattobuy_shoppinggiftguide_100_to_500_2 It’s time for the first gift guide here on the LCC. I know I know, we don’t want to even think about it yet. Anybody else think November just FLEW by?

Anyway, I digress.. I thought I’d start the gift guides with a price range of $100-500 for those of you looking to splurge a little. I always say that Christmas is a perfect time to do so. I don’t know about you but I’m wanting that killer Rebecca satchel. What’s on your list?

Oxblood Lace Party Dress | ‘Jules’ Satchel | Karen Walker Number One | Clare V Leopard Clutch | Camel Blazer | Kate Spade Bow Pumps | Tory Burch Tote | Oscar de la Renta Tassel Earrings | Elizabeth and James Ring | Coral Coat (need!) | Fur Vest | J.Crew Pave Link Bracelet | Nike Roshe