The Classic Brunette

Friday, December 8, 2017

Delicate Holiday Jewelry With Sequin

This post was sponsored by Sequin NYC, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette. 
Wow Christmas is coming up so fast! The first week of December seemed to just fly by. I simultaneously want this month to speed up and move slower, haha! I love Christmas day, but this month is also my favorite so I don't want it to come and go so quickly! I've loved seeing all the houses in my neighborhood decorated in lights, putting up lights myself, and lighting all my holiday scented candles. Is everyone else a candle lover like me? Anyhoo, with all the holiday activities happening, I wanted to share this fun little work friendly outfit along with some gorgeous jewelry from Sequin NYC that would be perfect for holiday gifting or wearing to your holiday activities. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Under $20

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Christmas is so close, everyone! I'm already listening to the Michael Buble Christmas album practically 24/7 and the tree in my house is set up and covered in lights. It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year! This gift guide is a little late, but it's still full of some great finds and right in time for the holidays. Stocking stuffers are one of my favorite things to purchase, because not only can you use them for actually stuffing stockings, but they're the perfect little presents to give to coworkers, friends, roommates, basically everyone! At this price point these gifts seriously work for everyone in your life, and if you have a bigger budget in mind than you can give a few different combinations of the gifts above, or just browse all of my gift options for her to find the perfect present! All of these picks are under $20, so while you're picking up a few for gifts you might as well grab one or two for yourself as well!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Instagram Roundup

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Happy Thursday friends! I can't believe it's the last day of November, this month seriously flew by! But that just means there's only one more day until the start of my favorite month, December! Anyone else get an overwhelming feeling of happiness once the Christmas lights come out and the air turns a little colder? It's the perfect time of year to snuggle up in your pjs and a soft blanket and burn your favorite seasonal candle. I seriously can't wait to start all the Christmas prep and decorating! I'll be trying to include some holiday content here on the blog and on Instagram(@samimast if you want to follow along!), but for now I thought I'd share some of what's been on my Instagram over the past month. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pink Ruffled Sweater + 5 Things About Me + GIVEAWAY!

Omg guys, so I tried to take photos of this outfit ASAP so that things wouldn't sell out, but...Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I had no chance. Although some things might come back in stock (the jeans definitely will!) I'm not sure some items, like the sweater, will. But I did link to similar items, so if you'd like to recreate the look there are still options! 😊  P.S. Make sure to read to the end of this post to enter in the Nordstrom giveaway!

So I wanted to take this post as an opportunity to re-introduce myself if you are new here to The Classic Brunette! Maybe you're like me and totally creep on multiple pages of a blog once you start reading them and simultaneously find out so much info about the blogger that you feel like you kinda sorta know their life story....or maybe you're a normal person and just read their blogs and don't creep like I do. Either way, no judgement! But, for those of you that don't like to read back to the early embarrassing posts, I thought I would share five things about myself so we can get to know each other a little better!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Your Guide To Black Friday Sales + Outfits/Items On Sale

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Happy Thanksgiving everybody! This year is drastically different for me with my parents not being here, but I'm still trying to make the best of things by celebrating with my sister. In a way I'm glad Thanksgiving was never a huge holiday with me and my family (we always travel instead of doing an elaborate home meal), so luckily it doesn't make things quite so hard on me emotionally. I'm instead focusing all my thoughts on Black Friday and how I can help YOU to get the best deals in store and online! Definitely a good choice if I say so myself. I've rounded up ALL THE SALES plus a few items that I've shared that are currently on sale. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

10 Simple Ways To Practice Self Care

I was planning an outfit post to go up on the blog last Thursday, but everything just kind of got the best of me at the end of last week. After everything that's happened these past few months, it's not unusual for me to just not feel emotionally sound for a little bit, and that's totally okay. I've recognized that it's fine to just take some time to myself, because my mental health (especially right now) has to come first. So I do apologize if there are a few gaps in my blogging and social media here and there! But, the main point here is that taking that little time off made me recognize how much more effort I should be putting into my own self care. This isn't only important for me though, everyone should have their own way to take care of themselves! I decided to share this post now not only because of what I've been dealing with, but because the holidays always seem to put everyone into a frenzy. Whether it's crazy family members constantly asking about your relationship, worrying about buying your friends the perfect gifts, or getting swept up in the "holiday loneliness," hopefully these self care tips will keep you a bit saner and happier during the season (and always 😊 ).
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