Saturday, November 29, 2014

Our Favorites on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Small Business Saturday is here! We wanted to share some of our favorite shops and products (listed below). Enjoy!

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Ashley Brooke Designs |
I found ABD about a year ago through the blogosphere and it has quickly become one of my top small shops. My personal favorite is the 'Everyday I'm Hustin' mug (shown above / link below). I use it everyday! ABD also features apparel, notebooks, notepads, travel mugs, and tumblers.

Featured Product: Everyday I'm Hustin' (Mug)

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Day Designer by Whitney English |
As I'm sure you noticed in ABD's post, there is an adorable planner featured next to the mug. Well, after much curiosity and digging around online, I discovered that pictured was the Day Designer by Whitney English. I've used Day Runner for years (11 to be exact), but was looking for something that fit my current lifestyle and needs. Ladies - this planner is magical. I've included a link below for the 2015 version - available online soon!

Featured Product: Day Designer

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Lara Casey Shop |
I find much delight in discovering new products through word of mouth. After reading many reviews on the Day Designer, I stumbled upon Lara Casey's shop. I loved the tag 'Make It Happen,' so I dove in further to see what she had to offer. The PowerSheets were an obvious standout. I work in a creative field and many times I get excited about a project, but find it very hard to follow through. The PowerSheets were made to help strategically plan action steps to finish those projects and I'm excited to give them a test run in the new year.

Featured Product: 2015 PowerSheets

Readers: We want to hear where you're shopping today. Tell us in the comments below. :)

xo. C

Photos Courtesy of Ashley Brooke Designs, Whitney English, and Lara Casey.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lauren Ashton Makeup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I wanted to be the first to wish my lovely co-founder, Lauren, a big CONGRATULATIONS on launching her business last month! I also wanted to personally invite you all to

Chicago - Lauren is almost booked for the holidays, so make your appointment now!

Photo by our Fav: Hallie Duesenberg -

xo. C

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Perfect Pumps

Monday, November 24, 2014
I've been looking for a comfortable, fashionable pair of black pumps for a while. I was always risking comfort for fashion, but then I found Levity's Celeste pump. These are the most comfortable heels I have ever owned! The elastic straps crossing the front of the foot help to keep your feet nice and snug in the shoe so that your feet aren't sliding all over the place. Know how your heels sometimes slip out of the shoes? Not with these! 

I get compliments on these heels everywhere I go! They are practical enough to wear to work, but sexy enough to wear out.

 These are my absolute favorite shoes. I might buy another pair just in case I wear these out!

If you're looking for a hot, yet comfortable, pair of heels, these are definitely worth a second look.

Click to buy! Levity Celeste Pump (Retail: $49)

xo L
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