New UGGs and hand-delivered for under $25…Oh You Fancy huh?

Until last week’s horrendous #WTFis10degrees weather, we’ve had a pretty tame winter. But with snow starting to fall, temperatures consistently dropping and the wind having an ‘I don’t care about your life in these streets’ attitude, I finally caved after a 3-year boycott of the infamous UGG boot trend. Yeah, I know...I feel like I’m returning to my Terp days of leggings and UGGs walking across campus--that Buzzfeed “You know you went to Maryland when..” is sooooooo freakin’ true-- but I’m returning with a purpose and in a chic way; plus I DON’T CARE ANYMORE IT’S TOO COLD!

Instead of going for the “BASIC” look, I got the classic shorts in Black. They’re not only perfect for my everyday monochrome style choices, but they will go well with any coat in my closet for these colder months; meaning my outdoor “I’m freakin’ freezing” look will be just as on point as what’s underneath.

I decided to order them from Bloomingdale’s (I know you’re waiting to see how I got them for $25)

Okay, okay so they really weren’t just $25, but mixed with a gift card, a great sale and my trusty Ebates, that’s literally all that came out of my pocket. One of my dearest clients got me a “just because” gift in June. It was a gorgeous gold frame, but it just didn’t really fit into my office or home decor. She provided a gift receipt as any good gift giver would do, so being that it’s just been sitting in my apartment still in the box for 6 months now, I thought it would only be right to return it and get something that I would really use. Bloomingdale’s return policy has no time limit, and with their big January sale going on, it was the perfect time for me to pick up something that I needed.

After contemplating sunglasses upon sunglasses and even a Nutribullet (yeah I know I was pretty much just looking for anything and everything), I settled on a pair of UGGs to keep my toes warm in this Brick-City weather. To maximize my discount as I always do, I went to Bloomingdales.com through my Ebates account, insuring me an additional 3% cashback from my purchase. --Believe me when I say, “Every Little Bit Helps.”  I’ve been making online purchases through this site for 3 years now and have racked in almost $650. SO SIGN UP HERE: CLICK HERE-- The boots were also on sale from $155 to $129.99, and will be on sale until January 31.

I’m also a Bloomi’s LOYALLIST, which gives me free ground shipping, but I opted for the $5 same day delivery option, which I have to say is the most brilliant idea on the planet to increase sales while people like myself are sitting in the office.


So How Does Same Day Delivery Work?

 

Super Easy! After I placed my order and received my order confirmation, I got a second delivery scheduler email.

After scheduling my delivery window time, I got an email when my package was picked up and with the courier's name. Not even 45 minutes late, I had my Big Brown Bag sitting on my desk at work! Quick, Efficient and Hassle Free shopping!

Whether you’re like me and just want your online purchases in-hand seconds after check out or if you need a last minute gift, but are swamped at the office, Bloomingdale’s same day delivery service is a busy New Yorker’s dream.


All I can say is my feet are going to be super toasty in this killer city cold...Take That Mr. Cray-Cray Weather!

 

Yes I Downloaded the Kardashian/Jenner Apps...And here’s my thoughts…

When I tell someone about what I saw on Kim’s app today, the first thing I hear is, “You really downloaded that crap?” Yes. I’m guilty x5 🙈

image via http://fortune.com/2015/09/14/kardashian-jenner-apps/

Now I didn’t download this because I’m utterly obsessed with these overexposed sisters, I truly downloaded the apps because I thought it was a genius business endeavour for women whose every move is followed around the world. Not only are the producing content that is informative they’re in CONTROL of the message and the delivery.

Here’s my breakdown of what I like about each app...you may be surprised as to which one’s I’m probably going to delete and which ones are sticking.

Kim K

By far my favorite of the 5 apps and the one I originally decided to download and pay 3 bucks a month for. Out of all the apps, I feel that Kim’s is the cleanest and put together. I love her makeup and hair tutorials, outfit posts and her behind the scenes photo stories that give you a deeper look into her family, business and personal life.

Images via Kim Kardashian App

Kendall

Kendall is surprisingly my solid number 2. Although her content is not as developed or curated as some of the others, she sticks to who she is and what she’s about. I absolutely adore her style posts (I adore her style point blank period), and it’s reflected in her app through and through.

Images via Kendall Jenner App

Khloe

Khloe money is amazing! Although I feel that her app is a little on the too-cluttered side, but I love her “Ebony & Ivory” videos with BFF Malika, recipes and her “Just The Tip” section. Her humor reigns through which is exactly what I appreciate about Khloe. Her St Barts photo shoot was absolutely amazing and I like watching her exercise videos (even though I haven’t tested any of them out #nojudgementzone).

Images via Khloe Kardashian App

Kylie

So I’m indifferent about King Kylie’s app. It may just be that I’m not the biggest fan of an 18-year-old with a house and assets all out (call me a hater if you want to), but I like a little more coverage. I actually downloaded this app and deleted it after the first week, but redownloaded about a month ago, because I didn’t feel like I gave it a fair chance. What I do like about the Kylie app is her Lyfe section. These little blog style posts are written in her own handwriting and I feel are the most real items of her app. Other than that, all I can say is there’s a lot going on...😳 There was a video she released on her app last week “B+W Beauty” that I just thought took Kylie from a fun-loving, free-spirited 18 year-old, to an oversexualized video vixen in about 2.5 seconds. Of course this young woman can do everything and anything she wants, but there has to be some type of boundaries and guidance give. I’m 26 and have a pretty amazing body, if I do say so myself, and wouldn’t pose that way then or no. When I think about the influence that these women have on the masses, I would want them to be more conscious of what they’re putting out into the universe and how that affects how their perceived. I’m just saying.

Images via Kylie Jenner App

Kourtney

I actually just downloaded Kourtney’s app last week, but have yet to subscribe. From my brief overview I like the fact that Kourt’s app is a lot more lifestyle and mom based. From her favorite books to read to the kiddies to recipes and decorating tips.

Images via Kourtney Kardashian App


Overall, I’m keeping 3 out of 5 apps for now anyway. Kim, Kendall and Khloe. Whose app have you downloaded if any at all?


The Chic Gift Guide

What to get, what to get, what to get... The three words that have been racking my brain since Black Friday hit, the unofficial start the holiday shopping frenzy. Unlike many who have already finalized their gift giving lists, I am just at the start of my run (what can I say...I like to sprint rather than jog). Although I'm a last minute shopper, I have some go to gifts that would be great to not only give but to get as well.

FAB FUR

I'm a definitely lover of fur, and fur accessories (both real and faux) are perfect gifts. From the perfect snood to a warm hat, choosing a fluffy accessory is a great option for the women in your life. I received this fabulous fur pompom from the Linda Richards collection. I've seen a lot of these pom accessories available from Michael Kors,Fendi and even Target, but I have yet to see one as fluffy and full as this 100% rabbit gem. The good thing about choosing fur is you can go from high and low prices without missing the style. Going faux will always be easier on your wallet while getting the really deal will give you a more luxurious feel and will last longer.

GLAM PRINTS 

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Art is a reflection of someone's personality and can give life to a space. I adore Megan Hess prints and actually have 4 of her reprints hanging around my apartment at the moment. Her illustrations of women give power through beauty and are simply classic pieces for the modern woman. Even if you don't want to pay for an original print, you can go for a great reprint print of an amazing female figure in history. They're a great way to add glamour to your walls without being to obscure.

TAKE A PICTURE 

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Who doesn't like taking pictures? Certainly not me. I'm obsessed with the revival of the Polaroid camera and choose this as my super fun gift for 2015. This Fujifilm instaX Polaroid camera is compact and easy to use. Since Polaroid film can get a little pricey, you can find the film at a better price on sights like Amazon.  

SMELL GOODS 

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If you can't think of anything to get, relaxing bath products are always a great option. If you aren't interested in the cliche Bath & Body Works, you can go up a level to  Sabon . They're artisan soaps and body scrubs are amazing. I love the smell and I especially love the textures and styles. If you don't want to just go for a bar of soap, try my favorite product: Mineral Powder in Vanilla Cocunut. I love the fact that this product has multiple uses. You can put them in the bath for a soothing creamy feel or you can put it directly on your body after you've used rinsed of your soap. It leaves your body smooth and feeling refreshed.