Happy Weekend, everyone! What’s up for you this weekend? Kids headed home? Wrapping up a storm? Holiday prep in full force? I feel ya! I’m going to be a wrapping machine this weekend! We have a party on Saturday night, but other than that, I’m looking forward to watching my favorite holiday movies (Elf, anyone?) and wrapping up a storm! 🎁
I hope you caught my SO in the KNOW post this week, where I gave you some good scoop on everything from the movie 🎥🍿you need to see ASAP to the cutest holiday mules you’ve ever seen! Then on Thursday, I published Five Things You Can Do to Incorporate Seniors in Your Holiday Celebrations, and I shared gift ideas just for them! If you’ve got senior adults in your family, you know how blessed you are! I’m really proud of the Gifts for Seniors section of the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide, because I spent a long time researching it, in order to fill it with fun, helpful, and practical gifts for those special people!. If you haven’t checked it out, you can do that HERE.
Also, if you’re all about Amazon like I am, don’t forget my Amazon-only gift guides (there’s one for senior adults on there too!) on the Empty Nest Blessed Amazon page. You can access it HERE or by going to amazon.com/shop/emptynestblessed. (Every time I mention Amazon, I’m required to state that as an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from any qualifying purchases you might make as a result of this post. 😀) PLUS, I’ve got exclusive access to some of Amazon’s special deals pages, and you’ll find that info in the Best Weekend Sales section down at the bottom of this post. 🙌😁
Here’s Some Cool Scoop
Suzy on a Podcast
You may remember that a few weeks ago, I shared that I was a guest on the MT Nesters podcast. A couple of you asked me to share the link again because you missed it the first time. No problem! My interview takes about 30 minutes, and I really enjoyed my conversation with the hosts. You can listen to it HERE. Let me know what you think, okay? 💗
Recently, I told you about the makeup lesson I took with a professional makeup artist. I learned a lot (and you will too if you read the post!). One of the product lines my makeup artist introduced me to was Xtreme Lashes. It’s the line that she uses in her lash salon when she and her staff do lash extensions, lash lifts, and lash tints. (Read that: Their products are super-gentle on your sensitive eye area.) In that post, I talked about the Xtreme Lashes eye shadow sticks, eye pencils, and eyeliner that I’ve been using ever since. I love them because the products are easy to apply and lightweight. If you’re looking for gentle, user-friendly eye products, you’ll want to check out their website HERE. When I reached out to the company to learn more, they agreed to offer Empty Nest Blessed readers 15% off with code SUZY15. So if you’d like to try them, this would be a good time. If you’d rather check out the line on Amazon, click HERE.
Where I Shop
One of my followers asked me to publish a list of brands where I like to shop. Done! It’s a long list right now, since, like you, I’m shopping a lot! 😲 But I’ll keep updating it, so it will be easy to click through and check out the brands that I’m loving at any given moment!
I’ve added the list on the right sidebar of my blog, down near the bottom. You can also find it on the dropdown menu under the “Shop” tab at the top of the website. Head directly to any of the sites by clicking on the name. If you’re on your phone 📲, you’ll find it under the “SHOP” tab at the top of the emptynestblessed.com home page. (See below.)
Looking for some style inspo? I know some of you aren’t on Instagram, so every once in a while I like to share my Instagram looks here too! Here are a few of my recent looks that have gotten big love on Instagram. (Thank you for that, BTW!) 💗 Also, if you’re not on Insta, but you’d like to be, I’ve got a post explaining in detail how to get started! You can find it HERE.
Instagram Look #1: PJs All Day!
Instagram Look #2: My Fave Christmas Shirt of 2019!
This fun holiday tee features sequin trees that change from gold to colorful when you run your hand over them to make them change direction! #myfave
Instagram Look #3: Travel Look
Headed from Dallas to Miami. I had a silk long underwear top and bottom underneath this because it was freezing when we left Dallas! As soon as we arrived, I went into a bathroom and stripped them off! 🤣
Cashmere Short-Sleeve Tee (available in 8 colors and 60% off with code DECORATE)| Cashmere Cardigan (available in 20 colors and 60% off with code DECORATE) | NYDJ Black Velvet Jeans (60% off right now) | Burberry Plaid Belt (similar) | Black Ballet Flats | Handbag | Black Tory Burch Logo Earrings | Black Travel Tote (similar) | Luggage
Instagram Look #4: Holiday Party Look
This is the outfit you chose! At the last minute, though, I added a red cashmere cardigan, because a little cold front blew through Miami the day of the party. The party was outside on a terrace with a gorgeous view of the Miami harbor, but when it started at 8 p.m., it was 74°, and when it ended at 2 a.m., it was 66°!
Red Cashmere Cardigan (available in 20 colors and 60% off with code DECORATE) | Navy Blue Sleeveless Velvet Shell (25% off with code JINGLE) | Holiday Plaid Ankle Pants (40% off with code JINGLE) | Comfortable Navy Suede Pumps (51% off with code SAMSALE) | Red Drop Earrings | Navy Clutch (not pictured but 50% off right now)
Instagram Look #5: Holiday Shopping Look
Instagram Look #6: Holiday Lunch With a Friend
While I was in Miami, I met up with one of my #InstaFriends! She’s a fashion blogger that I have loved getting to know on Instagram, but we’ve never met in person! We had the best time, and she was as precious in person as she is on Insta! (Follow her on Instagram @kattiamcg or go to her page on the LiketoKnow.it app to shop her look.)
Burberry Plaid ¾-Sleeve Button-Down (similar) | Black Ankle Pants (40% off with code 76191) | Red Cashmere Cardigan (available in 20 colors and 60% off with code DECORATE) | Black D’Orsay Flats | Black Belt | Handbag | Red Stone Tassel Necklace | Red Drop Earrings | Apple Watch | Sunglasses
Instagram Look #7: Holiday Travel Look
When you’re traveling from somewhere warm 🌞 to somewhere cool 🥶 things can get tricky! (And let’s not even talk about how freezing it is on airplanes ✈ these days!)
AMAZON | I’m giving you private access to some of the coolest Amazon pages around! 🎉🤸🏻♀️
- For the Amazon Sales & Deals page, click HERE.
- For the Amazon Fashion Gift Guide, click HERE.
- For the Amazon Holiday Home Guide, click HERE. (1000s of gift ideas, holiday décor, gift wrap, and more!)
- For the Amazon Home Deals, click HERE. (In Home, Kitchen, Furniture, Home Improvement, Pets, and more. Includes the FURBO dog camera that lets you monitor your pet via video and tosses treats at your command! It’s on the Gifts for Pets & Pet Lovers section of the ENB Holiday Gift Guide!)
If you haven’t shopped the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide, this would be an excellent time to check it out! Also, don’t forget the Empty Nest Blessed Amazon page and all of the Amazon gift ideas linked there!
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