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Weekend Links

• Madewell is having a 40% off sale! I might have snagged something I've had my eye on for a while and I might be very stoked about it. • A morning routine - do you have one? I don't, and this article has motivated me to start planning one. New years resolution? • I've been so inspired by The Budget Mom recently. I particularly love her post about sinking funds , another thing I'm trying out in the new year. Have a lovely weekend, my babes!

Minimalism Tips • Minimalist Holiday Gifts (A Few Last-Minute Holiday Gifts, Too!)

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Being a minimalist during the holiday season sure isn't easy, but it certainly doesn't have to be hard. I really truly love gift-giving, so much more than gift-receiving, so I couldn't just NOT give presents to my family and friends, right? While shopping this year, I compiled a list of minimalist holiday gifts, which would work really well as last-minute gifts too, for the procrastinators in the room. Here are some ideas: EXPERIENCES - movie tickets, concert tickets, restaurant gift cards, zoo membership, sporting event tickets (Let's go Rangers!) , free babysitting for a couple or single parent who needs a date or simply a break, Groupon Getaways, museum memberships, spa or salon gift certificates, rock climbing, and so much more!! GIFT CARDS - for practical places like Starbucks/Dunkin or the Container Store - places where you know the recipient will be spending money already. SCRATCH-OFFS/CASH DISPLAYS - winning a scratch-off lottery ticket is one of life'

Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas • Part 3

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Fall, Fashion, and Frugality with Fashionme!

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Fall is finally here in Asbury Park! Don't get me wrong - summer is cool, especially in a beach town like AP, but fall is the coolest. I've always loved fall since I was a kid. All of the best things are in fall: my birthday (technically it's still in the summer but only by a few days, shh), back to school (and school supplies and new planners :D), Halloween, and not permanently sweating. It's everything! However! Since fall unofficially started (even since it's officially started), time has been flying and I don't like it. I'm trying to slow it down by being present in each moment and not rushing to the next big event. I guess it's not working, though. Any tips? On that note, Christmas will be here before we know it. I've been trying hard to be better with my money recently (more on that later), so I'm preparing for the holiday season a little sooner than usual. I always have grand plans - buying one gift a week starting in August, wrapping

Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas • Part 2

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Vintage-Style Fall Coats from BerryLook!

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On the hunt for a vintage-inspired fall coat? Might I recommend BerryLook? BerryLook has an amazing amount of cheap coats , in both modern and retro styles. The first coat is definitely my favorite. The rich green color is so beautiful. I also really love the 3/4 sleeves, big collar, and the buttons! The second coat is stunning, and a vintage version of it would probably be unaffordable (at least for me). I imagine myself wearing that while drinking a martini and smoking a cigarette with one of those extender things. That fuzzy neck and those fuzzy sleeves! Heart eyes all day! Below, you'll see probably the most versatile coat of the ones I've chosen. I can see Audrey Hepburn in a coat like this one. The reddish-brown color is a great neutral, and the big pockets are great for keeping your phone handy, or a nice pair of gloves. Fourth and finally, how great is this mustard number? More fuzz, which is always a win. And I love the full skirt. So classic! Like I said,

Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas • Part 1

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October Essential Oils Recipe Box from Simply Earth!

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BABES! How's it going? It's been a while since I've dropped in here, but boy do I have something fun to share with you today. I had the opportunity this month to collaborate with Simply Earth . Simply Earth is your one-stop shop for essential oils, jewelry, accessories, and my new favorite thing – their monthly recipe boxes. I received the October recipe box and the bonus box as well as some fun stickers and whatnot. Playing with the recipe box was a great way to decompress after a particularly lousy and stressful day. After I was done, I Facetimed my mom to show her everything, and we discussed how many friends and family members would love a subscription of their own. Christmas prep just got a lot easier! This month's box came with a bunch of different recipe cards to make rollers, blends, even a candle, and more. The extra bottles and rollers were great for experimenting and making my own blends too! I love that the containers are glass and reusable (hi, m

A Wild Tonic at the Asbury Park Valentine's Market!

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Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Stop by the A Wild Tonic booth at the Asbury Park Valentine's Market this Sunday from 12-5. There will be all different kinds of vendors, workshops, and a Beatles cover band. It's gonna be a great time! 💘🎀💄💖👛💌💕💋

REVIEW: Aprilis Essential Oils from Amzbeautyadvisor!

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A few months ago, I ordered a basic set of essential oils from Amazon. I had seen a lot of posts on social media about the benefits of essential oils and I thought, “why not give it a try?” I remember my mom was really into oils when I was younger. So funny how these things are kinda cyclical. Like, I remember being a kid and thinking that the boots my mom wore were so uncool, then years later I sold similar ones in my vintage shop because they were trendy and I apologized to my mom (both for making fun of her sartorial choices and because a style she wore not too long ago was now considered “vintage”). Anyhow, the oils never came, or rather they were “delivered” but not to me, so the seller issued a refund and I carried on with my life. Cut to a few weeks ago - I was offered a set of essential oils to review. How fortunate! Now I can finally live my oily dreams! I received my order quickly, and I have to say - I’m in love. The oils came packaged in a little box, with seven smalle

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