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Fab Finds: Valentine’s Day Edition

Ah, Valentine’s Day. One of those occasions where there always seems so much pressure to find the perfect gift. Inspired by a few things that I’ve come across as of late, here is my curated list of gift ideas for that special someone…even if that special someone is yourself! 🙂

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Workouts: 3 New Cardio / HIIT Videos To Try!

As it’s a new year, I am playing around with new content for the blog. Something that I haven’t written much about, despite being a passion of mine, is fitness. While I do not pretend to be a fitness professional by any means, I do believe in living an active, healthy lifestyle – even if you’re crazy busy!

A busy working professional hack that I’ve uncovered are workout videos. The internet – and YouTube especially – is a treasure trove of 10-30 minute workout videos. It’s the perfect way for a busy, on-the-go person to sneak in a workout – even if you are traveling, cannot get to the gym….or the weather in London is miserable!

So, as I uncover workouts that I like, I will curate them in small groups and share them on my blog. I also plan to keep a tab with links to them all so you can browse and bookmark the ones you like too!

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Fashion: Cole Haan Cassidy Bootie

IMG_5143Say hello to my favorite new bootie from Cole Haan! With weather that just doesn’t want to warm up, I’ve been living in these booties ever since purchasing them. With a black suede buffed outer sole, these boots come up about an inch or so above my ankle and look fantastic when paired with black skinny jeans or leggings. In addition to being super chic, these boots are also incredibly comfortable as a result of the Nike AIR technology inside. Which, as city girls know, is a must when purchasing shoes. If I can’t walk a mile in them, they’re just not worth it!

The booties are currently available in the black or maple sugar (nude) brushed suede on sale for $199.95 on Cole Haan’s website, while prices vary for the traditional black leather version on Amazon. The boots also come in a lovely brown leather that have me tempted to purchase another pair! If only they came in my size 8!

The SavvyBostonian purchased the Cole Haan Cassidy Bootie from the Cole Haan store at 109 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay on sale for $199.95. 


Jewelry: Inexpensive Statement Necklaces From Forever21

IMG_4896Statement necklaces are a simple and stylish way to perk up your wardrobe. While there are many fabulous statement necklaces on the market, Forever21 always seems to have inexpensive pieces. From a mint pop of color, to turquoise, gold flowers and pearls, check out these cheerful finds.

First up is the Regal Bib Necklace, pictured to the left. At $12.80, it offers a nice pop of color, especially for someone who frequently wears black! Check it out here on Forever21’s website.

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Jewelry: BCBGeneration Make Your Own (MYO) Hashtag Bracelet

IMG_5388My new bracelet is the height of social media geek chic – a make your own hashtag bracelet from BCBGeneration! Purchased on sale from Nordstrom for about $10, the bracelet comes with the entire alphabet and a few special characters, such as the heart pictured. I decided to keep mine simple with my name and love how it pairs perfectly with my favorite dual-faced Urban Outfitters watch.

In addition to the make your own option, I also purchase a grey and rose gold #chic bracelet. Although some of the unbelievable deals from Nordstrom have come and gone, click here to get the bracelet from Zappos for $25. Macy’s has a fun tan and gold #swag bracelet for $12. I’m #tempted to snag it for myself!

Check ’em out!