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home for the holidays


Because our busy work schedules, family, children, travel--along with the 405 and meddling flyover states--keep my twin sister and me apart a lot, we make a point doing our downtime together. And lately we've been doing it well with help from Haven Well Within, a brand dedicated to off-duty style, restoring and recharging. Its masterfully curated collection of feel-good products, loungewear, pajamas, intimates, beauty, and home essentials help us embrace the rituals and healthy routines that ground us and keep us feeling our best. When my sis and I were together recently at her home in Beverly Hills, we threw on our favorite kick-back-and-get-comfy staples from Haven Well Within, including the cashmere cardigans, above, the super soft activewear, cotton knits, and our go-to silky shorts. See more fun snaps at @ouiwant

sunshine state


If you're one of the lucky ducks planning to fly south to Sunshine Land, then I suggest you make a pit stop at My Theresa to pick up some 80 degree-perfect provisions on sale! Start with the Hunza G bathing suit, above, marked down to $133! Also poised to holiday: this Dolce & Gabbana mini, this Poupette St. Barth midi, this Juliette Dunn floral shirtdress, and these Ancient Greek sandals.

tuesday try


If you failed to score on Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday, you can give it another shot today at Shopbop's 70% off sale--a jackpot of gems including the pretty Isabel Marant sweater, above, this ruffled Zimmermann, this Tory Burch knit skirt, this Vince wardrobe staple, and this pretty print La Double J dress. So many scores here.

ping me


Leave it to me to shop for a fold-up ping pong table and end up with a cart full of stylish stripes instead! That's exactly what happened to me while I was poking around Walmart's website the other day, when I stumbled across the quilted cutie (above for $30!) and so many more stylish surprises (thank you, Walmart!), like the striped button-down (below), this color-blocked cardigan, these patch-pocket drawstring sweatpants (in every color!), this blouson-sleeve blouse, and this adorable pea coat. See for yourself the seemingly endless stash of wonders here.

crew up

marlien rentmeester

While I am not quite ready to hang up the garland and steep myself in egg nog, I could easily slip into a sparkly, holiday-ready top or a dressed-up knit. Not surprisingly,
J.Crew is serving up a slew of styles that are suitable for the occasion, including the festive feather-trimmed striped tee, above, that works both at home and out on the party circuit. Also noteworthy: these metallic pumps, this incredible sequin blouse (size up for a roomy fit), this jewel-button sweater (pictured), this elegant print blouse, and this embellished shirt (in all colors!).

dinner jacket


$149, mango

This fringed festive blazer is poised to holiday! 


1. SPRWMN  sequin dress, $675, netaporter.com

2. Mango fringed blazer, $149, mango.com

3. May Y Sol clutch, $132, shopbop.com

4. Manolo Blahnik mules, $775, netaporter.com

hot finds


Before yesterday's chopping-baking-roasting marathon, I cooked up a convo with a Honolulu-based friend on the phone. In between her expert stuffing tips and humorous familial anecdotes, she happily announced that she had just bought a hot tub at a Black Friday Sale. While I am not in the market for a hot tub, I did get inspired to find some of my own hot finds, including a cool fringed jacket totally inspired by the one Parisien Leia Sfez is wearing, above, along with these gems from GanniBeaufille, Monica Vinaderand Jimmy Choo. And, oh, I'm eyeing this ping pong table, too! Not quite a hot tub but arguably as fun.



Mornings have been "cold" in LA these past few weeks, and I am finding that the warm Land's End fleeces I'm putting on in the morning to take my children to school are staying on till the end of the day. They're just too comfy and cozy to peel off, and thankfully, they're ridiculously easy to mix into to my polished workaday mix. Proof: above and below. Of course, the right fleece is key. The green jacket I'm wearing above is actually reversible, with just straight-up quilting on the other side. The navy zip-up bomber jacket is lightweight and made for layering (read: cute under a coat). All are scores! I also have this jacket in green because I love it so much, along with this parka

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stress relief

If you are feeling anything like me today--overwhelmed, stressed, tired--then I thought you might appreciate what's helping me get through it all. For starters: a new instant holiday dress-up hack in the form of this just-discovered embellished Christopher Kane t-shirt, above. I am also going to crank up my endorphins wearing these new Girlfriend Collective leggings. As soon as I have a chance to curl up on the couch, I'm going to finish this book and start this one. Of course, I will hit the designer-steeped sales at Bergdorf Goodman (Chloe! Ulla Johnson!) and My Theresa. And lastly, I will keep expressing gratitude for all that I have and look forward to. Happy Thanksgiving! 

the dish

Yep, it's that time again when we whet our Black Friday shopping appetite with Shopbop's epic 25% off pre-Thanksgiving sale. I'd like to dig in this Monday morning, starting with the luscious Sea sweater, above, this stunning faux shearling Vince coat, these eternally-chic white Good American jeans, and this floral print Ulla Johnson dress. Check out the entire sale here

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