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Friday, November 30

Look Book: Sunshine on My Shoulders

Dress: Rebecca Taylor (old), Sweater: c/o Subtle Luxury (also worn here), Necklace: c/o Keltie Leanne Designs, Boots: Frye (also worn here), Socks: Target

I grew up listening to John Denver's Sunshine on my Shoulders.  In fact, I'm not sure I ever actually heard John Denver sing it, but my mom sang it to me all the time.  I'd request it at bedtime, bath time, in the car, or while my mom cooked dinner.  I was slightly obsessed with it.  And really, what is better than a beautiful day and the warmth of the sun on your shoulders?

While I'm speaking of things that I love, I must mention the necklace I'm wearing from Keltie Leanne Designs.  It's called the Captured Light Necklace and I think the name perfectly represents it's beauty.  The crystal quartz reflects the light in such a way that it feels magical. I'm completely smitten by it.

Thursday, November 29

Giveaway | Win a JULEP Winter Set & Advertising Space! *CLOSED*

Boy do I have a wonderful giveaway for you all today!  The lovely Rachel from lala Lists is offering not one, but two amazing prizes to one very lucky winner.  The winner will receive medium advertising space on her popular blog AND a JULEP Winter Set of their choice.  The JULEP Winter sets include two lovely nail polishes in your choice of colors: Sugar Plum Fairy, Blissful Holly, Candy Cane Lane or Winter Blues. 

lala Lists is one of my favorite bloggy reads.  Rachel is a graphic designer who loves to paint her nails, watch movies, and shop. She loves fashion boards, sarcasm, lolcats and playing dress-up.  Her darling blog is a collection of her lists, thoughts, and style.  If you aren't already a follower of lala Lists, you're definitely going to want to start. 

You can visit lala Lists at these spots: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | BLOGLOVIN
a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & Conditions: Giveaway will end on Dec. 7th at 9:00pm PST.  Open to residents of US only.  Winner will be announced on this post.  Best of luck!

Wednesday, November 28

Look Book: Black & White

Jacket: c/o Karen Kane, Lace Blouse: c/o Karen Kane, Jeans: AG Stilt CigaretteNecklaceAnthropologie
Ring: c/o Nina Nguyen (also worn here), Shoes: Matt Bernson (on sale!!!) 

Nothing is more classic that black and white, and when paired together they make a striking combination.  A crisp white blazer can transform any outfit into a completely polished look.  From Summer to Winter, it's a piece that can be worn time and time again.

I'm feeling very chic today as I head out to dinner for my brother's birthday.  He requested all-you-can-eat-sushi for his birthday dinner.  As much as I love sushi, I'm thinking that all-you-can-eat is never a good thing.  Then again, I think I still have a turkey hang-over after my all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner.  'Tis the season.  

Tuesday, November 27

Giveaway | Win a $25 Gift Card to Little White Chapel Jewelry *CLOSED*

I'm thrilled to present you with this week's giveaway from Little White Chapel.  Little White Chapel has a beautiful etsy shop filled with a collection of vintage inspired wedding jewelry, and each piece is handmade with love and care.  In their shop you can find bridal jewelery, bridesmaid gifts and other wedding accessories and gifts.  They also accept custom orders.  Each piece is versatile enough to wear again and again after the big day, and would also be perfect for a special occassion.

Little White Chapel is kindly offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to their shop.

You can find Little White Chapel at these spots: ETSY | BLOG | TWITTER | PINTEREST
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Terms & Conditions: Giveaway is open to residents worldwide.  Will end Dec. 4th at 9:00pm PST.  Winner will be announced on this post.  Best of luck friends!

Monday, November 26

Blue Nile Extraordinary Days of Christmas Event (+ discount code!)

I wanted to share a fun holiday event starting today at Blue Nile called The Extraordinary Days of Christmas.  I'm sure you've all heard of Blue Nile before, as they are the world’s largest online jeweler.  For 12 days only, fans of Blue Nile's Facebook page can virtually unwrap a present an possibly win one of the 12 extraordinary jewelry prizes.  One prize will be awarded each day, and the prizes range in value from $3,500 to $13,500!!!  If you aren't already a fan of their Facebook page, pop on over and click like. And don't forget to visit each day through Dec. 7th for the chance to win an extraordinary prize.

As an added treat, Blue Nile is also offering a special promotion code for Shannon Heart's readers.  The code is: Special20%Off  This code is good for 20% off silver, gemstone, or pearl jewelry and valid from November 26, 2012 at 8:00 am ET to November 29, 2012 at 8:00 am ET.

Best of luck to you!!!  I hope you win something amazing!

**Terms and Conditions for the discount offer below:
Offer MUST be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase. 20% discount applies to silver or pearl or gemstone jewelry, only. 20% off applies to only one item in one category, and does not apply to loose diamonds, Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry, gift certificates, and cleaning product purchases. Offer may not be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied retroactively. Void where prohibited. Offer valid through November 29, 2012 at 8:00amET.

Friday, November 23

Look Book: Silver & Gold

Dress: Anthropologie Sunday Dress, Tights: Target, Shoes: Pour la Victoire Aeesha (also worn here), Necklace: c/o Kevia (also worn here), 
Ring: c/o Nina Nguyen

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and are enjoying the long weekend.  I'm all dolled up for a Friday night out with my honey. Thanksgiving was wonderful, but after all the hustle-bustle, cooking and entertaining, I'm looking forward to a quiet evening out with my main squeeze.  And being that Christmas is right around the corner, I'm all about sparkle and glitz.  I'm thinking this dress would be lovely for New Year's as well.

So, spill it.... who's been shopping for Black Friday?  I love Black Friday, although I'm not one for going out in the middle of the night and fighting the crowds for a deal.  I love to relax with my laptop and scour the sales online.  I've found some great ones today!  Here are some of my favorites:

Nepali by TDM - 35% off w/code: BLACKFRIDAY
GiGi New York - 20% off w/code: HEARTS
Anthropologie: extra 25% off sale items
Shopbop: up to 35% off w/code: BIGEVENT12

Happy weekend lovely friends!  xo.

Wednesday, November 21

Look Book: Forever Plaid

Shirt: via Stitchfix, Pants: AG Stevies (on sale!), Boots: c/o JellyPop (check out their Fall Look Book), Necklace: c/o Taylor Kenney Jewelry

I'm getting into the rhythm of Fall, and thoroughly enjoying the comforts of Fall style.  Boots, cozy shirts, and skinny jeans. These pieces make up my Fall uniform for sure.  With the touch of some pretty jewelry, it instantly transforms a casual outfit into something special.

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?  I am not even close!  We have 14 people coming over tomorrow and our house is torn in half.... literally.  We are in the midst of a remodel, thinking it would be done on Monday and the house is not even close. Hopefully miracles happen today, or if not, I suppose we eat outside in the yard like the pilgrims.  Either way, what's important is being with the one's we love most.  

I wish you all a beautiful holiday.

Tuesday, November 20

Giveaway | Win a $40 Gift Card to Starbucks! *CLOSED*

Today's giveaway comes from the lovely Fannie of Living Life in Pink.  Fannie is a student, a ballet dancer, and she has a beautiful blog.  On top of all that, she also teaches ballet to toddlers!  How sweet is that?  Her blog is a collection of her daily life adventures, loves and happiness.  Her blog is positive, inspiring and happy.  Be sure to check her out.

Fannie is generously offering one lucky winner a $40 gift card to one of her favorite spots, Starbucks!  Enter here to win:
Terms & Conditions: Open to US residents only.  Giveaway will end Nov. 27th at 12:00am EST.  Winner will be announced on this post.

You can visit Living Life in Pink at these spots: BLOG | PINTEREST

Monday, November 19

Look Book: Day to Night

Blouse: c/o Line & DotSkirt: Kensie (from last year), Tights: Target, Shoes: Pour la Victoire Aeesha
Necklace: Margaret Elizabeth, Clutch: c/o GiGi NY Uber Clutch

When it comes to my wardrobe I am drawn to pieces that are not only beautiful but are also versatile.  I love pieces that can transition easily from day to night, or from casual to dressy.  I love to mix it up and wear jeans and a t-shirt with a glamorous necklace, or a sharp blazer with a delicate sundress.  Versatility is key.  

This darling Uber Clutch from GiGi New York is timeless, elegant and versatile. GiGi New York just launched a limited edition of clutches that come with two tassels; one gold tassel and one matching leather tassel so you can choose the tassel that compliments your outfit best.  They sent me this Uber Clutch to test it out and offer my thoughts.  I chose to attach the gold tassel for my look because I love how it popped against the taupe leather, and also because I wanted a bit of dazzle for this outfit.  I love that I can easily switch out the tassel for instant day or night appeal.  

And what I always love about GiGi New York bags is that they use the finest leathers and they come in the most jaw-dropping colors.  The set of tassels comes with both their best-selling All in One Clutch, and the new, bigger Uber Clutch.  You also have the option to personalize any bag with your initials (as I did).  You can see the entire collection of limited edition clutches here.  

To celebrate the arrival of these lovely pieces, GiGi New York is offering Shannon Heart's readers a very special treat.  You can get 20% off your order with the code HEARTS.  What a perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping for yourself or for someone special. 

 Visit GiGi New York at these spots: SHOP | TWITTER | FACEBOOK

Thursday, November 15

Holiday Wish List: Sparkle & Shine

1 ALEXIS BITTAR Bangle Bracelets, 2 VINCE CAMUTO Peplum Blouse, 3 PLENTY BY TRACY REESE Paillette Flutter Mini Dress, 4 DKNY Sparkle Strap Watch, 5 CIATE Love Letter Paint Pot, 6 TED BAKER Glitter Satchel, 7 MISS ALBRIGHT Glitter Capped Mary Janes, 8 MILLY Naomi Pleated Skirt 

The holidays are quickly approaching and I'm seeing glitter, glitter and more glitter.  And I always say the sparklier the better.  I've handpicked some of my must-have pieces that will instantly make anyone's wardrobe party-ready.  Things I'm loving are sequin dresses, blingy jewelry, shimmery blouses and skirts, and sparkly shoes and handbags.  What are some things your lusting to wear this holiday season?

While I'm speaking of beautiful jewelry, Lemon & Line is having a facebook giveaway that you all won't want to miss out on.  They are giving away two of their limited edition bracelets. Pop over to their Facebook page to enter.

Tuesday, November 13

Look Book: Autumn Cozy

Nightshirt: c/o Eberjey (twitter @eberjey), Leggings: Make + Model, Slipper Socks: Make + Model

The chilly weather has been making me feel like getting cozy, reading a great book, and sipping on my favorite tea.  I'm looking forward to next week, the kids will be off school and we can all enjoy some R&R.  This time of year is my absolute favorite! Cuddly days, the excitement of the holiday's in the air, and all the cherished family time.  No hustle-bustle, just joy and togetherness.... and staying in my jammies all day long.