Monthly Archives: November 2012

JackThreads: Smart Fashion for Guys

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of JackThreads. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Here’s one for the men in your life, the ones who have a style of their own…or the ones who can use some help putting a look together. JackThreads is a curated, members-only site for men’s fashion and accessories featuring designer styles at friendly prices. The online community sells men’s clothes from tons of well known brands like Kenneth Cole and Penguin, as well as men’s footwear from favorite names like Vans and Converse.

Here’s how it works: Each day at noon (ET), three to four new sales come up, combining brands you already know with names you want to get to know. Most sales last for 72 hours and then are gone, so you really want to get in right at the beginning to get your pick. If you get your friends to sign up and make a purchase, you’ll earn $10 for yourself for each one, which will get you a few cool things on here based on their pricing of up to 80% off daily.

I took a look around and found more than a few styles for each type of guy I know, so finding gifts won’t be an issue. There are some pretty great Seasonal Sales going on now, so you might want to check out these shops before they’re gone. My favorites were the Watches under $50, Hoodies & Sweatshirts, and Casual Shoes & Sneaks (some pics below).

 

Zunammy Grey Case Watch on JackThreadsZunammy Black Dial Watch on JackThreads

Chor Snap Front Jacket on JackThreadsAlife Mono Hiker on JackThreads

I asked my husband which look he’d be into and he picked the one below. I’m a fan of the grey tones and easy to layer pieces. I’m pretty sure he’d wear this all the time.

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Click here to sign up for JackThreads (it’s free) and start receiving their new sale info every day. You can check out their Winter Deals here to stock up for the season. This is definitely one of the best ways to take advantage of Black Friday without having to deal with the crazy lines (you all know how I feel about that).

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Black Friday Online Codes

You definitely won’t catch this preggo standing in any Black Friday lines, but there’s certainly a special place in my heart for deals I can enjoy from the comfort of my couch and mommy pants. I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite brands and retailers with coupon codes you can use online today. Best of luck to those of you braving the stores. Happy shopping to those of you sharing my online mentality. Here’s what you need to get going:

ASOS: 11/23 ONLY – 20% off everything when you use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS

BaubleBar: 11/23 ONLY – Buy 2 Baubles, Get 15% Off (code: FRIDAY15) Buy 3 Baubles, Get 25% Off (code:FRIDAY25) Buy 4 Baubles, Get 35% Off (code: FRIDAY35)

DVF: 11/23-11/26 – additional 30% off sale items + free shipping with code HOLIDAYSALE

Gorjana: 11/23 ONLY – Win up to 100% off your purchase (enter code BLKFRIDAY to see what % off you will get)!

Nicole Miller: 11/23 – New styles up to 70% off. 11/23-12/31- receive a $50 gift card with any purchase. 

Pink Mascara: 11/23-11/30- save 25% off site wide with code CYBER

Steve Madden: 25% off and free shipping with code GIVE25!

Theory: 11/23-11/26 – enjoy 30% off sitewide when you enter code THANKS2012

Tory Burch: From 11/23 on – Spend $300 get 20% off, spend $500 get 25% off, spend $750 get 30% off AND get a limited edition notecard set with any purchase of $150 or more when you enter code GIFTFORYOU

Victoria’s Secret: 11/23- free limited edition tote including four beauty must-haves with $65 purchase. Code: FRIDAY65

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura

When Karl Lagerfeld teams up with one of the world’s most innovative makeup creators, nothing less than a “miracle of color and beauty” can be expected. Born of a longtime mutual admiration, The Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection is fashion meets art in a colorful juxtaposition of classic edge. This is basically wearable art for your face (just take a look at those lashes!).

Get a look at some of my favorites from the collection in the pics below. While you’re shopping the collection, be sure to take advantage of the special code available to readers of Bubbles & Ink:

Code: WISH2012
Valid: Thurs. Nov. 22nd through Tues. Nov. 27th
Offer: 20% Off plus Free Shipping on All Orders of $50 or more

Social Gifting Wednesday on Wrapp

If you haven’t heard of Wrapp, downloading the app is the easiest way to give free or paid gift cards to your Facebook friends at a moment’s notice – which really comes in handy when you kind of forget someone’s birthday and are only suddenly reminded by the string of birthday comments on your news feed (am I the only one who’s guilty of this?).

Today, November 21st, dubbed by Wrapp as “Social Gifting Wednesday”, many retailers such as Sephora, Levi’s, Warby Parker, Rent the Runway, Fab.com, and Hayneedle, will be providing free gift cards, each worth $10 or more, that Wrapp users can give to friends and family, no strings attached. To get you started on your holiday shopping, Wrapp is also giving 200 of Bubbles & Ink’s readers free gift cards to Threadless.com. Just click here to get yours after you become a member. Happy shopping!

Rediscovering Vizcaya

What my first trimester lacked in enthusiasm, my second trimester has made up for in abundant energy and a desire to wake up at the crack of dawn to seize the city. I’m not entirely sure what’s sparked this new love affair with a city I’ve admittedly admonished for its laundry list of faults (anyone who commutes more than a one-block radius can certainly understand), but I’ll chalk it up to hormonal nesting and the ever-present optimism its brought with it – a trait that’s been rather unnatural in the past for this self-proclaimed and proudly snarky Cuban girl.

Still, if the baby wants to get out into the city, my body shall direct him/her there. So it was that we found ourselves at Vizcaya, rediscovering one of those magical places that hasn’t lost its charm on me. This was Tony’s first time visiting the museum that used to be home to agricultural industrialist James Deering – and quite a home it was. Talk about satisfying that urge to nest.

We spent the day wandering the gardens, trying to imagine what it’s like to have ten acres of land upon which to build a life. We’re a far cry from that in a barely 900 sq ft apartment a little too close to Kendall for my liking. But there’s something to be said for inspiration. Maybe Baby E will enjoy a baroque-inspired nursery… In any case, here are a few shots of our favorite spots, of which there were quite a few. Well done, Mr. Deering. Enjoy.

Thanks to my hubby for taking these amazing pics. I got a few shots in with my iPhone but he’s the one with the serious camera skills.