Hello and welcome to an all-new holiday-themed Friday Favorites! This week’s fun round-up includes a little of this-and-that, ranging from Style and Fashion (how to style a camel topcoat), Beauty (apple cider vinegar for your hair anyone?) to tips on how to stay sane this holiday season. Looking for some fun things to do with friends and family over the holidays? My list of 12 fun things to do this holiday season in San Francisco has you covered. So what do you say we get this Holiday Season rolling?
1. What I Wore: Camel Top Coat
Available at every pricepoint right now, a TOPCOAT in Camel, Navy, Blush or Grey is easy to find and style.
If you’d like to pull off the camel coat look, but live in a warmer climate, consider a “Coatigan” (like I am wearing below). UNLINED, a coatigan offers the styling of a coat, in the weight of a sweater cardigan. For those of you who love your long cardigan, the coatigan is a fabulous update. Scroll down to “Outfit Details” to link to my EXACT coat, now on sale.
Petite? THIS reversible Car Coat in camel from Banana Republic is currently 40% off, available in REGULAR (HERE) as well as PETITE sizing (HERE), and will give you the same cocoon look. Or if a long coat overwhelms your frame, a CHORE COAT like this BDG Urban Outfitters Denim Chore Jacket at Nordstrom (HERE) or the Madewell Chore Jacket (now 40% off) (HERE) is a wonderful option to update what you have.
Double-Faced Cocoon Coat (Coatigan) | 4 colors | UNIQLO | $89.90/now $79.90 (HERE). Shop similar from Banana Republic, now 40% off (HERE) | Slouchy Jeans | ZARA (HERE) | Vince ‘Ralston’ Mules | now 50% off in black, navy, pink and baby blue (NORDSTROM, HERE) or SIMILAR (HERE) | Rebecca Minkoff O Ring Belt | 40% off (NORDSTROM, HERE) | Rebecca Minkoff Chain Wallet on a strap (SIMILAR, HERE)
Browse all of my Fall Must-Have Pieces in the ASB Fall Style Guide | HERE.
Browse Camel Topcoat (many now on promo) | All photos are all clickable links.
2. Beauty Pick of the Week | R + CO Acid Wash Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse | HERE or 20% off at Nordstrom | HERE
You’ve heard me rave about R + CO Park Avenue Blow Out Balm | HERE for years. Now, I’ve got a new product to share. Meet paraben-free R + CO Acid Wash Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse | Amazon HERE on SALE at Nordstrom with free shipping | HERE.
I know it sounds gross, and it’s NOT. But even if it stunk to high hell, I’d still use it based on the results I got out of just using it one time this week. Super clean, bouncy, easy-to-style hair – I mean…
Sometimes you need to strip things down and get back to your natural state. After days of dry shampoo layers and styling products, Acid wash is perfect to cleanse without stripping away natural oils or color. It softens the hair, calms the scalp, and adds dramatic shine – Amazon.com
Shop all R + CO Beauty Products on AMAZON | HERE or NORDSTROM | HERE.
SALE SCOOP: Select R + CO products are currently 20% off at Nordstrom. Because Nordstrom is great about price matching, I often find the prices on beauty products at Nordies are less than Amazon.
3. My Favorite Eyeshadow Palette | A $208 value, now $59.95 | Nordstrom | HERE
When was the last time you had your makeup done? Before the craziness of the holidays kicks in, book yourself an appointment at your favorite make-up counter at Nordies. We all deserve a little break, and working with a professional artist will save you time and money – plus it’s fun to get pampered! A new eyeshadow palette is always at the top of my list of what needs replacing, and this year I picked up the Bobbi Brown In A Flash Eyeshadow Palette | HERE. A $208 value, I found this $59.00 palette works amazing for both day and evening looks. PS I love it for travel!
What it is: A limited-edition 12-pan eyeshadow palette filled with colors inspired by the sparkling lights of NYC’s Fifth Avenue.
Why it’s different: This palette is filled with neutrals, golds and jewel tones in sparkle, metallic, chrome metal and matte finishes for all of your festive looks – shop it @ Nordstrom | HERE
GIFTING COMES EARLY: Browse all Holiday Gift and Beauty Sets at Nordstrom | HERE
4. Bold Living Today’s 2019 Holiday Shopping & Resource Guide | HERE
Worry less, and enjoy more this holiday season with the Bold Living Today’s 2019 Holiday Shopping and Resource Guide. Hot off the press and available to view – think of this guide as your favorite holiday magazine, but online! I’m thrilled to be a contributor to this amazing resource. You can check out my contribution on page 10. Take care of your shopping and wellness needs, while finding unique and high-quality gifts.
New to Digital Publications?
My personal viewing preference for digital publications is either my desktop or laptop. To get started, download the guide through THIS link. Read Kanesha’s intro and be sure to take the Holiday Burnout Pop Quiz on page 4 – the results might surprise you! And not to worry if your results put you in a “high-risk” category for holiday burnout as Kanesha provides helpful tips and resources to help you not only SURVIVE but ENJOY the Holiday Season | HERE.
5. 2019 Guide To Holiday Fun in San Francisco | HERE
Whether you reside here or are simply in town for a visit, the Bay Area is never short on festive things to do during the holiday season. From the Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice skating rink at the Embarcadero Center to a visit to see the sweet adoptable animals at the San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square, San Francisco is the place to be if you are looking to celebrate and get into the spirit of the Holiday Season. For a complete list, dates, and deets of 12 fun things to do this Holiday Season, visit our 2019 Guide to Holiday Fun in San Francisco | HERE.
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Thank you! Now is the time to shop coats! There are so many beautiful options, though here in Northern California we rarely get below 60, so I tend to not include them all that much. BUT, there are so many pretty ones, I had to give a shout out to a couple of my favorites!