Wednesday, November 27, 2013

holiday gift guide: stocking stuffers

I couldn't end this year's eight days of gift guides without including some stocking stuffers! A few for the hard-to-shop-for guys, a few for your favorite ladies, and a few for you! ;]

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

How fun is the C. Wonder hat and Kate Spade coin purse? Love those and the Nutcracker boxers. I'd say keep all three as a present to yourself this holiday season! 

I'm actually kind of sad that these curated lists are coming to an end because I loved browsing the web for these fun gifts. I hope you enjoyed these and found them helpful! If you missed any, make sure to go back and check them out! For Her, For Him, For the Kids, For the Traveler, For the Techie, For the Host, For the Beauty Buff.

I'll be taking the rest of the week off from the blog to spend some quality time with family so I'll see you next week. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

holiday gift guide: for the beauty buff

As much as I love style and fashion, I think today's gift guide is my favorite this year. It's no surprise to anyone how much I love anything beauty related, so this round-up of present ideas for my fellow beauty lovers is just right up my alley. Everything from hair care to nail polish to makeup to perfume - this gift guide covers it all.

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Buff
 
One of the great things about the holidays is the sets and palettes that come out. It's a really great way to get the most bang-for-your-buck and try out a bunch of different products that you've had your eye on. Personally though, the Marc Jacobs eye shadow palette is my favorite pick here. It's gotten great reviews, and the neutral colors would be a great addition to any girl's makeup collection!

Monday, November 25, 2013

holiday gift guide: for the holidays hosts

Hello! How was your weekend? I spent mine wishing for warmer weather as the temps dropped into the 20s here in NYC. Is winter coming early?

We're back at it this week with three more gift guides. Today it's all about gifts for those friends who host the best parties and get-togethers.

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For the Host

... A few fun and quirky and some classy and sophisticated for you to choose from. Personally, the Jo Malone set and either of the cookbooks are my favorites of this bunch.

If you missed any of last week's gift guides, find them here! For Her, For Him, For the Kids, For the Traveler, For the Techie.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 22, 2013

holiday gift guide: for the techies

I, like so many others, am quite attached to my gadgets. My iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Kindle Fire, iPod... there are just so many {too many} things that I have and use every single day. So for the techies in your life, guys and girls alike, here are some present ideas to spruce up their gadgets!

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For the Techie

Are you adding of any of these to your holiday wish list? I think I might! {That's a hint to you Mom and Dad!}

Browse the previous gift guides: For Her, For Him, For the Kids, and For the Traveler. And we're not done yet! Stay tuned for three more gift guides next week!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

holiday gift guide: for the world traveler

As part of a family that loves to travel and travels often, I know the importance of good trip and vacation accessories. The holidays are a great time to spoil a loved one who's a bit travel-obsessed and is already planning out trips for 2014.

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For the Traveler

As for my top pick, noise cancelling headphones are a savior on plane rides so that one takes the cake! I am loving that Kate Spade Saturday bag too; the print is beautiful!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

holiday gift guide: for the kiddies

Fun fact about me, I am that person who loves to look at all the tiny and small-sized clothing, shoes, and toys made for infants, toddlers, and kids. It's even more fun during the holidays when there are festive outfits and toys to buy for your own children, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins, or those adorable kids you babysit.

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For the Kids
 
Don't you wish they made some of these things in our size? I would gladly wear that Madeline pajama set. And that Darth Vader PEZ Dispenser? Yeah, I wouldn't mind that one either.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

holiday gift guide: for him, the dapper gent

In my opinion, men are the hardest to shop for. Whether it's your dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, or even just a friend, it seems that us ladies seem to get stumped as to what to get them. I hope this round-up of gifts helps you out just a bit! I know that I'll be using this as inspiration this year.

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Any other ideas for some gifts for our favorite men? I'd love to hear other options so that I can start thinking about what I'll be adding to my gift list!

Monday, November 18, 2013

holiday gift guide: for her, the stylish lady

Too early for holiday gift guides? Never. I am completely in the holiday/Christmas spirit already - burning holiday-scented candles, watching Love Actually {a staple during this time of the year}, and rocking out to Christmas music, even while working out!

So let's kick off eight days of holiday gift guides with a few fabulous things for the favorite ladies in your life. And possibly grab one or two {or three!} things for yourself...

Sprinkles and Style || Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

I would certainly be happy to receive any of these as a present this year. And I would gladly gift some of them too! I think the Coach purse and J. Crew sleeping shirt edge out the rest by just a little bit though...

What's on your holiday wish list this year?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

video: b&bw, ulta, and sephora vib sale haul + review!

I wasn't so nice to my wallet and did some damage over the past few weeks at Bath & Body Works, Ulta, and Sephora VIB Sale. Ooops! ;]


Did you get anything at the Sephora VIB Sale? Have you tried any of these products? Leave a comment and let me know!

And don't forget - eight days of holiday gift guides start tomorrow! Who's excited for the holidays?!

Friday, November 15, 2013

friday's fancies: pretty in plaid

In the fall and winter, I break out every plaid item I own and wear them more than should be allowed. The festive and colorful pattern is probably one of my favorite things about the colder months. Instead of doing an outfit for this week's Friday's Fancies, I rounded up some of the plaid-printed items that have caught my eye. Because honestly, there are just too many things to choose from...

Sprinkles and Style || Pretty in Plaid
 
I honestly couldn't pick just one of these to include in an outfit! I would love to cozy up on a chilly night in one of the pajama sets. The Zara plaid scarf has become a favorite of mine to wear as the temperature drops here in the city. And how pretty are the jeweled-toe Ettas?

See? Like I said, it's too hard to choose!

I know I didn't post much this week, but next week will be a different tune. Because the holidays are quickly approaching, I'll be posting the first of eight holiday gift guides on Monday! They'll continue until the 27th so I hope you're ready!

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

video: product empties #2

Long time, no video!

Whenever I have a weekend off from recording a video for my YouTube channel, I always feel so awkward when I sit in front of the camera again. Fortunately for you, this product empties {and would I repurchase?} came from that. A late Monday night/very early Tuesday morning recording results in some bloopers...


I would love to know - what products do you love and constantly repurchase?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

review: unmentionably cheeky

Let's talk about something a little intimate today.

Recently, I was sent two pairs of underwear from Unmentionably Cheeky, a new-to-me intimate apparel monthly subscription service run by a husband and wife duo and based right here in Manhattan. The concept seemed genius: two pairs of fun, flirty, and feminine underwear for $6 plus free shipping. Seriously. That's it. The price threw me a bit and had me worried that I wouldn't be getting great quality items, but I was very pleasantly surprised when it arrived.

Wrapped in purple tissue paper in a very discrete black envelope, the two pairs of underwear were, honestly, much nicer than I expected. Made of soft cotton with lace detailing, these fit well, were comfortable with some stretch to them, and held up after several washes.

Sprinkles and Style: Unmentionably Cheeky Review

Sprinkles and Style: Unmentionably Cheeky Review

Now, would I pay the $6 to have two pairs delivered to me each month? No, but not because I was unhappy with what I received. In fact, I really liked what I received and am grateful that these were even sent to me. I'm just currently choosing not to subscribe to any monthly subscription services.

But if this is something you're interested in, then I say go for it! The price here, especially for such great quality, really can't be beat. If you'd like to sign up for Unmentionably Cheeky, make sure to use the code FALL13 to get the deal of 2 panties for $6!


Disclaimer: Unmentionably Cheeky sent these products for review. All opinions in this blog post are my own.

Friday, November 8, 2013

sweater weather, sales, & a good book

Sprinkles and Style || Sweater Weather
 
I noticed at the end of October that I've been spending a crazy amount of time on the internet and on my computer. I decided to take a step back and disconnect {just a little bit!} for part of the week, hence the lack of posts. It was great to come home at the end of the day and actually read a book {something I've been neglecting for far too long} instead of hopping onto my laptop. You should try it sometime! It was quite refreshing!
 
While I'm not fully participating in this week's Friday's Fancies, I thought I would mention a few of my favorite sweaters. It's been chilly lately so I've been rocking these nearly every day.
  • These cotton v-neck sweaters from J. Crew Factory have become my new favorite! I want one in every color. Even better, they're currently on sale for 30% off with the code BIGSALE.
  • Do you remember when J. Crew made Jackie pullovers? I loved those and was sad when they stopped popping up in stores. J. Crew Factory has come to the rescue though with these crewneck cotton pullovers, which are also on sale!
  • I've become a fan of Old Navy again. After I found {and purchased} their graphic sweaters, I have been checking the website every so often for other things. The sweaters are still my top pick. How cute is this little bow-tie wearing dog sweater?
  • I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I really like wearing turtlenecks. So of course, turtleneck sweaters are one of my go-tos in the colder months. I like these from the Gap {on sale with the code GAPFRIENDS} because they're so comfortable and soft. I highly recommend checking them out!

So I am going to sign off again for the weekend while I try to read a bit more {Allegiant is calling my name} and do some holiday gift guide research {coming soon!}. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

recipe: caramel apple peanut butter cup blondies

Sprinkles and Style || Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

What do you do with leftover Halloween candy? Make caramel apple peanut butter cup blondies of course!

{Also, sorry about the iPhone pictures! I forgot to bring my camera home with me.}

Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
{adapted from Everyday Food}
Ingredients:
1 cup of unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
6 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped and diced
6 Milky Way Simply Caramels, chopped and diced
1 apple, peeled and diced

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt the butter and then, in a large bowl, mix with the sugars until smooth.
3. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
4. Stir in flour and salt.
5. Chop the peanut butter cups and chocolate caramel candies into bite-size pieces. Peel the apple {I used Honeycrisp} and chop into bite-size pieces.
6. Stir in the apples, peanut butter cups, and chocolate caramels.
7. Spray your pan {I used an 8x8} with cooking/baking spray and line with parchment paper with a two-inch overhang. Spray the paper with cooking/baking spray.
8. Bake for 30-48 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack.
9. ENJOY!

Sprinkles and Style || Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

These were honestly so good. I had to stop myself from eating more than one! And it's a great way to use up some of that leftover candy... in case you haven't eaten it all yet.

Monday, November 4, 2013

eat this, wear that: vanilla blackberry mascarpone cake

Over the weekend, I noticed the endless amount of blackberries that were at the store. They looked so good so I knew that I needed to include it in this week's Eat This, Wear That.

Sprinkles and Style || Eat This, Wear That: Vanilla Blackberry Mascarpone Cake
With fall in full swing, shades of purple and wine have been my go-to for most outfits. I loved the look of the silk track pants and thought I would pair with other pieces in similar shades for this look - casual with a men's button-down but dressed up with a pretty pair of pumps. Topped with accessories in a girly mint shade and this outfit is complete.

Happy Monday!


{Image via Sweetapolita}

Friday, November 1, 2013

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Sprinkles and Style || Hello November! 

Hello November!

The fall season is in full swing and the holidays are right around the corner. How crazy is that?! Unfortunately for me, I'm starting the month with a headache I've had for three days {anyone have any tips?} so I am most definitely looking forward to the weekend. I'm thinking lots of sleep and cappuccinos for me. Not necessarily a bad thing in my book... But hopefully I'll be able to fit in some fun activities in there too!

Happy weekend!