Present Picks 2013: One Stop Shop at Nordstrom

November 27, 2013

When it comes to one-stop shopping during the holidays, Nordstrom is pretty much the place to shop. They really and truly do have something for everyone on your list. Not only that, but they offer a wide range of products that can fit into anyone’s budget. Year after year, this has definitely been one of our go-to spots for gifts – especially if we know exactly what we’re looking for. For the guys on our list we love to spoil them with some Peter Millar (a favorite brand of men’s clothing), and Nordstrom has such a good selection. Last year…

When it comes to one-stop shopping during the holidays, Nordstrom is pretty much the place to shop. They really and truly do have something for everyone on your list. Not only that, but they offer a wide range of products that can fit into anyone’s budget. Year after year, this has definitely been one of our go-to spots for gifts – especially if we know exactly what we’re looking for. For the guys on our list we love to spoil them with some Peter Millar (a favorite brand of men’s clothing), and Nordstrom has such a good selection. Last year I think we were able to get the majority of our gifts here, and I’m sure that this year will be no differently. My shopping cart is already full of gifts for our younger siblings as we speak. Another pro to shopping at Nordstrom is their return policy – easy peasy returns just in case someone changes their mind:)

Mini Mani Month Set of Polish // Hanky Panky 5-pack // UGG Ansley Slippers // Peter Millar Quarter Zip Fleece Shirt // Peter Millar Woven Wool Tie // Peter Millar Regular Fit Dress Shirt // Indoor Snowballs // Girl’s Cotton & Cashmere Infinity Scarf // Patagonia Retro-X Baby Vest // Twig Creative Pixie Toy Camera

// Stuff for Her //

// Apparel for Her //

// Stuff for Him //

// Apparel for Him //

// Things for Kiddos //

A Piece of Toast’s 2013 Gift Guides: For HimFor HerUnder $100Under $50One Stop Shop at J.Crew, One Stop Shop at East Dane + Shopbop

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Shimmer and Such

November 26, 2013

I don’t wear this awesome gold skirt often enough—probably because it’s a bit fancy. But I love it to bits so leave it to me to find a way to make it more casual and wearable…a heathered sweater and some flat D’orsay flats did the trick and make it a comfortable Thanksgiving-worthy outfit! Speaking of the sweater, it’s a favorite from OTTE and I had to pass along the good news that Black Friday came early this year and the NY-based retailer is offering 40% off already marked-down sale items with the code EARLYFRIDAY at checkout (good from now till…

I don’t wear this awesome gold skirt often enough—probably because it’s a bit fancy. But I love it to bits so leave it to me to find a way to make it more casual and wearable…a heathered sweater and some flat D’orsay flats did the trick and make it a comfortable Thanksgiving-worthy outfit! Speaking of the sweater, it’s a favorite from OTTE and I had to pass along the good news that Black Friday came early this year and the NY-based retailer is offering 40% off already marked-down sale items with the code EARLYFRIDAY at checkout (good from now till end of day Friday). What are you waiting for, scoop up some sale goodness now so you can relax post-turkey day!

Sally and I are currently in route to our hometown for the holiday…wishing all you other travelers safe journeys. xx

Images taken by SAM for A Piece of Toast

(OTTE Alex Sweater // kate spade Skirt (old, similar, similar) // D’orsay Flats (old, similar, similar) // Zoe Chicco Nine Circles Necklace // Lulu Frost Nomad Earrings //  Zoe Chicco Baguette Suds +  Tiny Spike Studs // Castor & Pollux Bangle // Jennifer Fisher Peak Cuff // Minor Obsessions Texas Bracelet // Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring)

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Present Picks 2013: One Stop Shop at East Dane + Shopbop

November 26, 2013

With East Dane being Shopbop’s new brother online store, the Shopbop/East Dane duo could not be a more perfect destination for shopping for those people who seem to have just about “everything.” Both shops carry more brands than I can pronounce and I find them to be two of the easier sites to navigate and browse. You can shop by “style” as well as see the weeks best-sellers, editors-picks, and basics. I am always curious to see what the best sellers are:) The selection at both Shopbop and East Dane is literally huge so shopping the sites can sometimes seem…

With East Dane being Shopbop’s new brother online store, the Shopbop/East Dane duo could not be a more perfect destination for shopping for those people who seem to have just about “everything.” Both shops carry more brands than I can pronounce and I find them to be two of the easier sites to navigate and browse. You can shop by “style” as well as see the weeks best-sellers, editors-picks, and basics. I am always curious to see what the best sellers are:) The selection at both Shopbop and East Dane is literally huge so shopping the sites can sometimes seem overwhelming. We pulled some of our most favorite men’s and women’s pieces for that very reason! Best part? You can add things from both sites and they go into one cart. Easy peasy checkout!

Seavees 12/67 3 Eye Chukkas // Apolis Roll Belt // Jack Spade Woody iPhone Case // Hudson Bay Company Carabou Blanket // Dylan Kendall Coffee Mug // Tai ‘I Love You’ Bracelet // Whiting & Davis Chain Mail Bucket Bag // Equipment Gold Dot Blouse

// Accessories for Her //

// Apparel for Her //

// Accessories for Him //

// Apparel for Him //

// Other Goodness to Give //

A Piece of Toast’s 2013 Gift Guides: For HimFor HerUnder $100Under $50, One Stop Shop at J.Crew

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Give the Gift of Skincare with Tata Harper

November 25, 2013

Make-up and beauty products make for great holiday gifts but skincare takes a bit of education and a little more thinking when making decisions for others. We think Tata Harper’s products are the creme de la creme of skincare and any girl would squeal with delight to have some of Tata’s gift-worthy items under the tree or in a stocking. The all-natural ingredients are gentile but each product is formulated to yield amazing results…with a variety of smaller gift-sized kits available, I think you’ll be able to find something for any one or any skin type. Below are just a…

Make-up and beauty products make for great holiday gifts but skincare takes a bit of education and a little more thinking when making decisions for others. We think Tata Harper’s products are the creme de la creme of skincare and any girl would squeal with delight to have some of Tata’s gift-worthy items under the tree or in a stocking. The all-natural ingredients are gentile but each product is formulated to yield amazing results…with a variety of smaller gift-sized kits available, I think you’ll be able to find something for any one or any skin type. Below are just a few of my favorite options available!

Resurfacing Mask: Tata’s Resurfacing Mask is a favorite of mine because it delivers on the “instant glow” it promises and it’s gentile enough to sleep in and/or apply nightly. This year, a special mixture of the mask was created—infused with wild plums and purple French clay, the formula is limited to only 600 jars and is even more hydrating and luxurious than the regular Resurfacing Mask. For the beauty junkie who literally has everything, the Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask would be the ultimate gift to track down before all 600 numbered jars are gone!

Best of Tata Harper Skincare Set: This set contains all the favorites that have made Tata famous…her Refreshing Cleanser, Boosted Contouring Serum, Restorative Moisturizer, Nutrient Complex, Resurfacing Mask, and the Be True lip treatment. Give this to someone and get ready to be their best friend for life because you’ve just changed the look for their skin. All of these products are ones that I use on a daily basis and the sizes are really generous and will last a good amount of time.

Aromatherapy Treatments: I think everyone works hard to take care of their skin but a lot of times we forget to take care of us. Wellness of the mind and body is just as important to Tata as skin and her specially-developed aromatherapy treatments come as convenient roller-ball applicators so they can be applied to pressure points for instant relief from stress and irritability or help being soothed for bedtime. I’m slightly addicted to using mine and can think of several ladies that would benefit from the tiny but mighty treatments!

Try Me Kit: If you’re completely stumped on where to begin on choosing skincare treatment for someone else or just want to let them try Tata Harper so they can see how they like everything, the Try Me Kit is a very affordable set of Tata’s recommended daily facial care products. The recipient will get 1-2 uses of each product so they can find what’s perfect for their skin type.

So those were just a few of the options available and they happen to be personal favorites…check out the curated gift guide on the Tata Harper website to take a look at all the perfect skincare presents! And…be sure to keep an eye out for a sweet offer from Tata Harper that will be on blog 12/2 (Cyber Monday is coming, are you ready?).

Images taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast

(Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask // Best of Tata Harper Skincare Set // Aromatherapy Treatments // Try Me Kit // Resurfacing Mask // Read Between The Lines Print c/o)

This post was sponsored by Tata Harper, a line of skincare I personally adore. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the retailers that make A Piece of Toast Possible!

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Present Picks 2013: One Stop Shop at J.Crew

November 25, 2013

There’s nothing better than finding all your holiday gifts in one place, having one shopping cart, and one check-out process. One of our favorite go-to brands to find something for everyone on your list (both big people and small kiddos) is J.Crew. To help you make the most of them as a one stop shopping destination, we’ve gathered up a bunch of what we think would make lovely presents! Trust us, there is no shame in buying everything from one place (: Need an extra incentive? J.Crew is offering 25% off your order with the code GETGIFTING at checkout. Only…

There’s nothing better than finding all your holiday gifts in one place, having one shopping cart, and one check-out process. One of our favorite go-to brands to find something for everyone on your list (both big people and small kiddos) is J.Crew. To help you make the most of them as a one stop shopping destination, we’ve gathered up a bunch of what we think would make lovely presents! Trust us, there is no shame in buying everything from one place (:

Need an extra incentive? J.Crew is offering 25% off your order with the code GETGIFTING at checkout. Only good through end of day 11/26 so hurry, hurry!!

Nutcracker Boxers // Bird’s Eye Print Socks // Boy’s Flannel Shirt // Girl’s Minnetonka Tramper Boots // Baby Onsie // Star Bracelet // 2014 Pocket Datebook // Crane & Co. for J.Crew Merci Card Set

// For Gents //

// For Ladies //

// For Boys //

//For Girls //

// For Babies //

A Piece of Toast’s 2013 Gift Guides: For HimFor HerUnder $100, Under $50

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