Cyber Monday deals 2018

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THIS YEAR’S CYBER MONDAY DEALS

  • Amazon: 30% off all fashion, up to 50% off all electronics
  • Ebay: up to 60% off site wide! 

COSMETICS:

JEWELRY:

FASHION:

  • ASOS: 25% off everything
  • American Eagle: 40% off everything
  • Ann Taylor: Free shipping + 50% off everything with code CYBER2018
  • Anthropologie30% off everything
  • Banana Republic : 50% off everything
  • DSW : 20% off everything
  • Express: 50% off everything
  • Francescas: 35% off site wide! 
  • JCrew: 40% off everything code “together”
  • JCrew Factory:  40%-50% off everything with code “add2cart”
  • Kohls: 20% off with code GIVE20 + $10 off of $50 purchase with code JACKPOT. Plus you get $15 Kohls cash for every $50 spent! 
  • Loft: Free shipping + 50% with code CYBER
  • Macys: An extra 10% off select departments  with code CYBER + free shipping with orders over $25 (no code needed) 
  • Madewell: 25% off everything
  • Nordstrom: Up to 60% off plus get $50 back when you send $250
  • Nordstrom Rack: Up to 60% off + spend $125 then get $25 back
  • Nike : extra 25% select styles code “thanks”
  • Old Navy: 50% off everything + free cozy socks with an purchase using code COZY
  • Revolve: Take an extra 20% using code CYBER20
  • Shopbop: 15-25% off with code “more” + extra 30% off sale items with code WOW18
  • The Disney Store: get up to 30% using code CYBER + free shipping with $75 purchase or more when you use code SHIPMAGIC
  • Target: Extra 15% off clothing, toys and much more!
  • ThirdLove: $25 off + 30% off sale items
  • Urban Outfitters: Get up to $50 your purchase site wide!

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Holiday gift ideas for Mom

Surprise your mother figure with these dazzling and unique gifts!

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Starting from left to right:

  1. Geode wine glasses
  2. Saddle Bag
  3. Colorblock cardigan
  4. Vanilla bean & dark roasted coffee candle
  5. Estee Lauder Liquid lipstick
  6. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Eye patches
  7. Wrapped diamond bolo bracelet
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Small Business Saturday: Supporting local businesses in Northern New Jersey

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“When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage or a student pay for college.”

I have a lot of love for small business in New Jersey. Each business owner I  have had the pleasure to meet or work with have been so inspirational. They are so open to collaborating, learn new technologies and come together to benefit their local communities – not just their personal business. Today, I want to introduce you all to some of my dear colleagues and friends who are small business owners. Please consider your small businesses for your holiday shopping. Because YOU are the reason our small business are able to thrive.

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STITCH Boutique – Madison, NJ

I have had the honor and privilege to work with Stitch Boutique. Caitlin has a create passion for fashion. Every single piece she adds to the boutique is picked with love and care. From silky textures to elegant tweeds, Caitlyn knows her stuff!

Valley Girl – Montclair, NJ

If you are a fan of Francesca’s, you will love Valley Girl. Elaine always has fun, whimsical pieces as well as trendy pieces. The store offers west coast style at reasonable prices. Be sure to stop by and tell the girls that Cristina from Timeless Optimist sent you 😉

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Sweet Home Montclair – Montclair, NJ

If you had a sweet tooth, Sweet Home Montclair is going to be your new favorite place. Every event that I have had the privilege to attend in Montclair this year has featured a fun, colorful candy bar. A great idea for your next holiday party or work event don’t you think?

South Sweet Creamy – Morristown, NJ

Nothing beats homemade ice cream right? South The aesthetic has a vintage feel to it which gives the place its charm. They also bake all of their sweets on the premises. The creamy is within walking distance of MPAC in case you want to visit the creamy before or after a show.

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Cloveberry – Sparta, NJ

I love a charming coffee spot that also offers great food. Cloveberry offers organic food with gluten-free options for their wraps and sandwiches. My favorite coffee to get is their salted caramel latte (I always get mine with almond milk).

Cottage II – Morristown, NJ

By far, my favorite place for Chinese food! The food tastes amazing and I love the portions. They are not too massive and you feel fully satisfied by the end of the meal. Not to mention that Cottage II is also very reasonable with their prices!

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Chelsea Square Montclair – Montclair, NJ

Think Bath and Body works with a more elegant twist. Karalynne is the owner of this fabulous store sporting skin care brands like Kiehl’s. If you want a customized gift, you can purchase on of their self-care collections!

Depasquale the Spa – Morris Plain, NJ

Depasquale is one of the biggest spas on the country! Nonetheless, you can expect personalized attention at ever visit. They have coffee bar so you can enjoy a cappuccino while you wait for your appointment.

For the rest of the year, I am going tube featuring a small business every Saturday. If you have a small business that you would like me to feature, feel free to let me know in the comments below.

 

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Holiday ideas for the makeup guru

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First row (from left to right)

Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Storybook Palette // Kylie  cosmetics Holiday Lip Trio // Ulta Pro Sponge Kit

Second row (from left to right)

Fenti Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in 3D hyper metallic gold // Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick // TOO FACED Under the Christmas tree breakaway makeup palette & mascara  // Urban Decay Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

Brush set: Morphe

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Why scarfs and ponchos are must have accessories for fall

It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer. Nonetheless, we have to make the most of season changes right? One thing I do love about fall is all the layers that get added to our fall outfits. In fact, I don’t know what I would do without my scarfs and ponchos. So today I am going to explain why scarfs and ponchos are must have accessories for fall and why you need to make sure these amazing accessories are a part of your wardrobe.

They add extra texture to your look 

Animal prints are always great to wear in the fall. In fact, I have a guide as to how rock animal prints here. You see how my leopard print scarf adds personality to my look? Not only is this scarf charming but it’s also super warm.

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J.Crew Wool Leopard Print scarf

They are easy to layer with 

I love that ponchos and scarfs are easy to add to almost any outfit. Take this look for example. A simple turtleneck and business pants look even more festive with my windowpane cape scarf. It can be worn as a poncho (as seen in these photos) or as a scarf. timeless-optimist-fashion-blog-Why-scarfs-and-ponchos-are-must-have-accessories-for-fall-jcrew-scarftimeless-optimist-fashion-blog-jcrew-cape-scarf-in-windowpane-Why-scarfs-and-ponchos-are-must-have-accessories-for-fall

Cape scarf in Windowpane

They offer a great pop of color

I love adding a pop of color with a multi-colored plaid blanket scarf like this one. Having a blanket scarf really ties this look together. Adding pops of red or even pink are easy with the right kind of scarf to accessorize with,

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Willamette Wanderings Plaid Blanket Scarf in Sunrise

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YOU are a vital voice: Elections 2018

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I am going to keep this short, sweet and to the point: Go out and vote on November 6th. Your voice matters! We have influence in our lives – big or small. Let it be heard at the polls. It’s time to rise up and be heard!

SHOP MY LOOK 

Top: Target // Skirt: Loft // Boots: H&M

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Thanksgiving dessert idea: Hershey kiss acorns

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Hi loves! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. During the holidays, I love to make simple and easy sweets treats to give to my friends and family. As such, I am delighted to be collaborating with Hershey to share with your my easy Thanksgiving dessert idea: Hershey kiss acorns! It’s super easy to make and no baking is required!

Here is what you are going to need: 

A bag of Hershey kisses

A bag of chocolate morsels

a bag of mini Nutter butter cookies 

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium size pot to boil.
  2. While you are waiting for your water to boil, un-wrap your Hershey’s kisses and have your mini Nutter butters out of their container.
  3. Once your water is boiling, add a half a cup of morsels to a small pot over the medium pot to melt your chocolate.
  4. Take a knife, add some of your melted chocolate to a Hershey’s kiss to have secure on a mini Nutter butter. One your mini Nutter butters have a kiss on them,  press them down for about five seconds. Then proceed to your morsels.
  5. Add some melted chocolate and stick the morsel to the end of the cookie.

Then, viola! Your acorns are ready to delight your guests. Chill in your refrigerator if you are not serving them right away.

Thank you Hershey’s for sponsoring this post! It was truly a delight to collaborate with a brand a trust and use on a day-to-day- basis. All opinions are my own. 

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