The Fluff Report

December 22, 2014

Bows, Bows, & Plaid Holiday Style!











PHOTOS// SUZIE WONDERGEM
bow: ASOS
shirt: J.Crew (old)
 skirt: Piperlime (old),similar 
tights: J.Crew Factory (old) 
shoes: SoleSociety
clutch: SewSarahR
phone case: Kate Spade
bracelet: CC Skye
ring: vintage

I can't believe there are only a few more days until Christmas! I am so glad I have [most] everything done. Just need to finish wrapping and setting up an air hockey table that may or may not take more than a few hours! Luckily my husband is handy so he's predicting it might take 40 minutes. Hmmm....we'll see about that one!

Talking to my girlfriends at a party this past weekend, the common theme was that no one could figure out what to wear! I was in the same boat hemming and hawing and complaining that I have no clothes. {HUGE eye roll from the husband at that point} Everyone ended up looking great but more importantly we had fun getting together before the busy holiday. So I wanted to show another holiday outfit idea in case anyone else is struggling like me! 

I saw this oversized bow at ASOS and snatched it when they were having 30% off. What a cute idea to attach it to any shirt to jazz it up and you know how I like my bows! For 15 dollars, it's a great way to change an otherwise simple shirt. I stuck to a black and white palette but I love that this skirt comes in an oxblood color and even better it's on sale for under $50! I think that would have been an excellent choice too. 

You know I love mixing prints, patterns and textures so having a festive plaid clutch, polka dot tights and herringbone shoes is right up my alley. I love SoleSociety for shoes. They have the cutest selection from classic to playful, booties to pumps. Sign up for a free account HERE and when you have friends sign up you can earn a $25 credit! 

Enjoy your few days before the holiday and if you are traveling I hope you get where you are going safely! XO





December 19, 2014

Product Spotlight: Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss





Like most beauty minded girls, I love to try new products. So I was a littler more than excited to get this Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss from People StyleWatch. PSW is one of my favorite magazines by the way. I just reordered for myself and got a special relative a subscription as well. They always have the best celebs on the cover, usually ones that I admire for their style and I love the great, full spectrum price ranges in their layouts. But back to the gloss, I've always loved Chanel glosses. The rouge allure gloss is fun because you click the top to deposit product onto the wand before applying. I don't know about you, but I hate when gloss gets gloppy and sticky in your bag. This feature totally eliminates that problem! The color is intense and lasts forever. I would completely recommend this product if you are looking for a new gloss! 

Happy Friday! I can't believe the kids are off for 2 whole weeks! We plan on skiing, playdates, movies, basketball games and of course Christmas! Enjoy your weekend and thanks again for reading. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is even reading this little ol' blog so thank you for the little notes of encouragement along the way. XO

December 15, 2014

Cape Town + More Plaid!






PHOTOS//MR. FLUFF
CAPE: TOMS X TARGET [SOLD OUT] SIMILAR FROM ASOS, SWEATER: GAP, HAT: EXPRESS
BAG: SOLE SOCIETY, WEDGES: STEVE MADDEN, TIGHTS: GAP (OLD)]

Do you ever go crazy when Target has a collaboration with a designer? If you're shaking your head in agreement, then you can sympathize with me when I heard they were collaborating with Toms. Previewing the collection, it wasn't their shoes for what they are known for that caught my eye, but the amazing cape they had in gray and cream for only $28! Rachel and I rushed around to two different Targets, but no such luck. And then a little fashion angel by the name of Mary was watching out for me. I recieved a text from her saying the Target she was at had TONS of capes. Turns out they were the throws. Bummer! But about 30 minutes later, Mary was there again on my phone texting that the second Target she had gone to had one last gray cape left. She snatched it for me and I am forever grateful. So do me a favor and check out her jewelry line at www.emersonandoliver.com

I'm mad for plaid this season. I was immediately drawn to the Bessie bag from Sole Society. It fits my laptop perfectly, making it great for work. I like using it as a cross body when my hands are full but the top handles are just as easy for carrying. 


Hope everyone has a great week! Thanks for reading!




December 12, 2014

Product Spotlight: KISS InstaWave Pro Automatic Curler






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STEP 1: BRUSH IT OUT
STEP 2: PULL UP TOP HALF
STEP 3: HOLD WAND VERTICAL. PLACE HAIR BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF WANT DEPENDING ON WHICH DIRECTION YOU WANT TO CURL
STEP 4: PRESS THE CURL DIAL AND WATCH THE HAIR WRAP AROUND THE WAND!
STEP 5: PULL InstaWave DOWN VERTICALLY, LETTING HAIR DOWN
STEP 6: SHAKE OUT YOUR CURLS AND GO! 


I'm absolutely loving that my hair is at a great curling length. I recently had the opportunity to try the KISS InstaWave automatic curler. I couldn't believe how easy this was to use! A lot of times I view these auto tools as auto "tanglers", but the InstaWave does not tangle your hair-no matter how curling challenged you are! What's nice is that you can set the heat settings to either high or low depending on how tight or loose you want your waves. One point to consider when curling your hair is to switch the direction in which you curl to keep your look more natural or you could wind up with a feathered Farrah Fawcett (say that 5 times fast) . With the InstaWave you can switch it up by using the curl dial with left or right curl directions.  It literally gives such nice soft waves and for 60 dollars, the price point is perfect for a tool that gets the job done! 

Here's a little video to give you an idea of how this beauty works!


Find the InstaWave at Target or Ulta


*this post was sponsored by KISS and Brandbacker but all opinions are my own. Thanks for reading! 

December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: Made in the USA Part 2




Hey! I had so much fun creating the first Made in the USA gift guide, that I had to put together some more amazing suggestions. You must know at this point that I really dig all natural "clean" skincare products. While I haven't actually tried One Love Organics, I follow them on instagram and facebook and recently saw that they won the readers choice award for "Best All Around Made in the USA Skincare Line" from the awesome blog Organic Beauty Talk. By the way, if you have any interest in natural, organic products, this website is chock full of good information! Try OLO products with this sampling of their greatest hits.

In my neck of the woods, skin gets chapped in the winter months. So, On Hand Lotions was created due to chapped skin + lotion messiness + kids. Enter the solid lotion bar! Yes, I said BAR people! All products are made in small batches without synthetic fragrance, dyes, emulsifiers or preservatives. Easy for small kids to use and what a cute stocking stuffer or teacher gift. 

Darlene Meier jewelry is the perfect affordable gift for a girlfriend, sister in law or anyone that can appreciate a dainty necklace. I love the natural quartz stone necklace adorned with a tassel. Perfectly on trend. 

Candles make the best gifts, don't they? I discovered these sophisticated, luxurious candles made in Orange County, California. With scents like Sweet Rum + Sea Mist and Lemon + Olive Branch, these candles offer different, unusual scents to peak your interests. 

Have a photographer on your list? These gorgeous camera straps from Bloom Theory can dress up any camera. Replace that black boring strap with beautiful lace, sequins or a scarf. I thought this was such a unique but thoughtful gift. 

I love a good clutch and I'm so anxious to get the tartan plaid one I ordered from SewSarahR. It's going to be the best companion for those upcoming holiday parties I have on the calendar. So affordable, and a great gifts for a gift exchange! As an aside, she can also do bridesmaids gifts. I love the clutch set with complimentary but not matchy matchy fabrics. 

Do your kids wake you up at the crack of dawn to open presents? Stick some nugg beauty face masks in your stocking. At 2.99 a pop, maybe you should put 3 , 4 or even a 5 pack in that stocking of yours. An Allure magazine 2014 Beauty Award Winner, these little pods of goodness are great for travel, are free of petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrance  and sulfates and can be found at a beloved Target. 

It seems I am always searching for the next best water bottle. When I found Liberty bottles, I had so much fun on their website customizing the size, color and cap style for me, my husband, my mom and just about anyone else who drinks water. It's easy to get behind a company that strives to employ people who have served our country, give back and proudly make their products in a green factory. 

Who's ready for 2015?! Anyone? Hang this pretty little calendar and I guarentee you will be happy to start a new year. Rifle Paper Co also has the sweetest art prints, stationery, coasters and even wallpaper! If you can't find a gift on this website, you really need to think about a shopping mentor. 

Hope you enjoy this guide and remember to support and shop Made in the USA!