Friday, November 27, 2015

black friday sales

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My family and I always have a pretty quiet Thanksgiving day and weekend. It's nice to just relax and not be so busy.

It should come as no surprise then that I don't like shopping in store on Black Friday. I much prefer staying at home and doing all my shopping and gift buying from my comfortable couch. Luckily for me {and you!}, the sales are offered on online orders so there's no need to battle the crowds.

I've rounded up sales from ten stores I love to share with you! Just click on the image to shop the sale!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

favorite five: holiday lipsticks

Makeup is an easy way to dress up your outfit for the holidays. Eyeshadow, blush, liner, lipstick - you can make it as natural or as glamorous as you'd like. I've come to love wearing lipstick and think that everyone looks better with a little color on their lips, even if it's just a swipe of sheer gloss. I wanted to share my favorite holiday and & winter lipsticks for this season before the holiday season gets under way.

Shop the video here on my YouTube page!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

holiday gift guide: for the cook

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Cook // A Style Caddy
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I'm a huge Food Network and Cooking Channel fan, and I could spend forever in the kitchen baking up dozens of cookies and lots of cakes so today's gift guide is right up my alley! If I had to choose a favorite, this one would be it! I tried to think of some fun things that any home cook or baker would want and included it here.

I've mentioned some of the things that I love - my favorite vanilla extract, the stand mixer every cook and baker should have, my frequently used baking set, and a cookbook from Ina Garten. I mean, really, who doesn't love Ina Garten?

Other things that would make great gifts - these gourmet and artisan chocolate bars from Compartés {their flavors are insane!}, a counter stand for your iPad, this gold flatware set, a spiralizer {so popular right now!}, and this hot chocolate set. Anything from Williams-Sonoma would make for a good gift really...

Don't forget to check out this year's other gift guides!

Monday, November 23, 2015

holiday gift guide: for the beauty lover

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover // A Style Caddy
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A beauty gift guide is one of my favorites to create every year. I'm a makeup lover so I'm always looking at new releases and gift sets during the holiday season. Seriously, how pretty are all of these things?!

I've included some of my own personal favorites in this guide - Essie nail polish, a set of Smashbox makeup brushes, a NARS palette that includes some of my go-to bronzer and blushes, and an Elizabeth & James rollerball duo to name a few.

There isn't anything here that I wouldn't love to get myself! How could you go wrong with a whole book of false lashes? There is definitely a pair there for every occasion. Or how about a set of five Peter Thomas Roth masks? There's even one with 24k gold!

Other makeup gifts I love to give - this classic Lorac eyeshadow palette {a must for any beauty lover!}, a trio of mini lipsticks perfect for everyday, and a subscription to Birchbox!

Don't forget to check out my other gift guides for more ideas! The last dedicated gift guide will go up tomorrow with one or two more coming next month.

Friday, November 20, 2015

holiday gift guide: for him

Holidy Gift Guide: For Him // A Style Caddy
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Does anyone else find shopping for the guys really difficult? I always find myself stuck whenever I try to make a list of what to get. The above are some classics and favorites that will never steer you in the wrong direction - winter essentials, a nice sweater, and a good quality work/travel bag.

I also think these flannel-lined jeans make a great gift. They'd be so useful for those cold and snowy winter days. And how bout that Pocket Dial J. Crew did in collaboration with Jimmy Fallon?

Other gift ideas? Game tickets to their favorite football/basketball/hockey team, a cool pair of sneakers, fun socks, or a Clarisonic just for him.

More gift guides coming your way next week!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

advent calendars

I look forward to purchasing an Advent calendar every holiday season. They've much more sophisticated than what I used to get when I was younger. Hello, beauty advent calendars! Skincare sets? Yup. Yummy chocolates? Count me in. You need to scoop one of these up before they're gone! And trust me, some of them are going quickly. I'm looking at you, Diptyque and Jo Malone...

Christmas & Advent Calendars // A Style Caddy

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

winter & holiday candles

I stocked up on winter and holiday candles recently. This is my favorite time of year to buy candles, probably because I love the holiday season so much. As usual, these are from Bath & Body Works because they have the best deals. I got these when they had their buy one, get one free sale. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, they should have a similar sale then so that you can get a good deal on these candles.

Watch to see what my favorite scents for the holidays are! And come back tomorrow for the continuation of holiday gift guides!

Monday, November 16, 2015

holiday gift guide: for her

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that it's time for holiday gift guides! Let's start out with gifts for the ladies in your life - for your mom, your best friend, your sister. I tried to cover all bases with this "For Her" list, but don't worry! There are more to come with even more gift ideas!

I decided to make this year's gift guides easier for everyone. Minus the black Tieks flats, all you need to do is click on each item and you'll go directly to that page!

Happy shopping!

Friday, November 13, 2015

favorite five: j.crew winter coats

Want to know a secret? One of my favorite places to shop for winter coats is J.Crew. They have a great selection every single year - a combination of stylish, practical, and warm. I recently purchased this puffer coat in gray and am eagerly and impatiently waiting for it to show up on my doorstep! I picked out five other coats that will stand out and are perfect for the cold weather and any occasion.

Even better, J. Crew currently has a sale for 25% off your entire purchase with the code SHOPTOIT that you can use on four of these coats!

Favorite Five: J.Crew Winter Coats // A Style Caddy
Belted Zip Trench Coat // It's classic and trendy! I love this slightly edgier take on the timeless wool trench coat.

Favorite Five: J.Crew Winter Coats // A Style Caddy
Double-Cloth Collarless Coat // I love how minimal this coat is! And without a collar, you can show off all of your pretty scarves!

Favorite Five: J.Crew Winter Coats // A Style Caddy
Short Quilted Puffer with Faux-Fur Hood // A short puffer coat is perfect for those cold days in the beginning of winter when the snow and wind don't bother you as much. This one has fleece-lined pockets to keep those hands toasty!

Favorite Five: J.Crew Winter Coats // A Style Caddy
Wool Toggle Coat // I have an older version of this coat and love it! You'll have this one forever.

Favorite Five: J.Crew Winter Coats // A Style Caddy
Nordic Parka // This coat is the warmest of the bunch and water-resistant, making it perfect for cold, snowy, winter days! I love the quilted neon lining and the faux-fur lined hood.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

sephora vib sale purchases

I went a bit crazy at Sephora during their VIB Rouge sale last weekend and picked up some things. I apparently thought I needed more lip products so this makeup haul is a bit lipstick/lip gloss/lip liner heavy. But there are a few other things scattered in there, too! The regular VIB sale starts this Friday and goes through the weekend. If you pick up anything or made some purchases last weekend, I'd love to know!

You can find a full list of products with links on YouTube!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

october beauty & lifestyle favorites

Another month has come and gone and now it's November. NOVEMBER! The year is flying.

I used a lot of the same products in October so picking out my monthly favorites was a breeze. All of the products I mentioned in the video are listed on YouTube!

Monday, November 2, 2015

milky way apple blondies

Milky Way Apple Blondies // A Style Caddy

... Or what to do with all your extra chocolate Halloween candy. If you ever end up with some extra candy, you need to add it to this blondie recipe. Anything from plain Hershey bars, Milky Ways, Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, M&Ms - whatever you have on hand will be great! I am just especially partial to this apple, chocolate, and caramel mix. It's like a caramel and chocolate apple that's just so much easier to eat. I can guarantee that it's a recipe that everyone will love! I dare you to try and eat just one...

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped Granny Smith apples {or any good baking apple}
1 cup chopped Milky Way {about 8-9 fun sized bars}

1. After chopping your Milky Way bars, place them in the fridge. This ensures that they don't melt while you prepare everything else!
2. Preheat the oven to 350℉. Spray your 9x13" pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Make sure there's a little bit of overhang so that you can easily take out the blondies once they're done baking.
3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and sugar. Mix together until well combined.
4. Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
5. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
6. Add you wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix together.
7. Fold in your chopped apples and Milky Way pieces.
8. Spread the batter evenly in your baking pan.
9. Bake for 27-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
10. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.


Milky Way Apple Blondies // A Style Caddy

Milky Way Apple Blondies // A Style Caddy

Milky Way Apple Blondies // A Style Caddy

Milky Way Apple Blondies // A Style Caddy

favorite five: fall nail polishes

One of my favorite things about the fall and winter seasons is the nail polish. Oh, how I love wearing nail polish during this time of the year! I'm so drawn to the deep purples, festive reds, shades of green, and other holiday colors. But before we get ahead of ourselves and start talking about winter nail polishes, let's talk about what I'm loving this fall. I've narrowed it down to my favorite five for the season - check them out below!

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