Camel Crush Moto Jacket | Style Guide

Camel Crush Moto Jacket | Style Guide

It’s Friday Eve and this week (and year) have flown by! The work week after a holiday is always tough for me and tomorrow will be the first day of December and also Nate’s birthday. I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve that should surprise him, so make sure you follow along on my Instastories. I have so much coming up before the New Year including my company holiday party, final projects at work and of course Christmas. My main focus for the remainder of the year is the How To Start a Blog Webinar I promised you guys I would work on. My 2018 goals don’t only involve expanding The B Werd, but also assisting all of y’all in expanding your own goals and visions.

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As you all know, we spent last Saturday at Hotel Alessandra here in downtown Houston. I wore this outfit for drinks up at the hotel pool. When the sun is beaming, the jacket isn’t necessary. But as soon as it starts to set, the temperature drops significantly. I’d had my eyes on this suede moto jacket ever since last years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I waited almost a year for it to go on sale and it never did, so I finally gave in and bought it full price. It was definitely worth it. The quality of this jacket is unreal.

Leather moto jackets make me feel like a bad ass, but suede moto jackets make me feel a bit more luxe. Having a rich pop of color takes any outfit up a notch. This particular jacket comes in 7 shades and I had such a hard time deciding between the shade I got and the burgundy one. I love the fact that I can put on all black and throw this jacket on top of it.

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I was on the hunt for some suede over-the-knee boots that wouldn’t slip. My legs and thighs are pretty slim and I’ve encountered so many problems with boots not staying up while wearing them and nothing is more annoying than tugging at boots while you’re walking. I found this black pair from Sole Society that had back tie details, which made me feel much more comfortable in case my legs happened to be too skinny. Stuart Weitzman is the only designer I’ve seen implement back tie’s onto their boots and I couldn’t afford them with wedding planning LOL.

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This particular pair is sold out except for in one size, but I found some similar options here, here and here. My jeans are Joe’s and are currently on sale. My knit sweater is a favorite of mine and is from H&M, who has 10% off of everything today. Use code 9054!

I’m going to work on #CoffeeTalk questions this evening and it may be a short one due to all I’ve got going on. Last chance to get your questions over to me via DM or email!

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Fitness Gift Guide

No other time throughout the year has everyone wanting to be their best selves, including health wise, than a New Year. After all the eating we do for the holidays, everyone wants to jump into a fitness routine after Christmas, making it easy to gift something that will help them get a jump start when they’re ready. I personally plan to get back into the swing of healthy eating and consistent workouts once this month is over and I know in particular how much cute workout shoes and clothes make it easier to do. I’ve rounded up my fitness favorites for you to shop and hopefully give.

Adidas Running Shoe – I ordered these shoes to wear casually because I loved the style, but ended up loving how comfortable they were. I’ve been running in them instead.

Two Tone Nike Pants – Nike workout pants are my go-to. I love these in particular because they’re fun and can be worn with so many different things.

Nike Running Pouch – If you don’t have one of these, you need one. When I run out outdoors I use it to hold my keys and cell phone. Plus it’s much more fashionable than a regular fanny pack.

Marble Yoga Mat – I do a LOT of home workouts, so a yoga mat is a necessity for me. This one is chic and because it’s dark, won’t get worn as fast as the colorful ones I’ve had in the past.

Silver FitBit – This FitBit is so cute I’m contemplating actually getting one. It looks like an actual piece of jewelry.

Contemporary Backpack – I prefer to pack my gym things (resistance bands, waist belt, ankle weights, etc.) in a backpack, as opposed to a duffel. Weight on both on my shoulders is better for me and I love the colors and pattern of this backpack.

MCT Oil –  I’ve talked about this a few times on my Instastories and even I was skeptical at first. Not only does it give me a crazy boost of all natural energy making me laser focused, it curbs my appetite so I lose the urge to snack. I don’t recommend it if coffee makes you jittery, because this is coffee times two. But if you can take a nap after drinking coffee like me, get some MCT oil asap!

Color Blocked Leggings – Nordstrom had a similar pair but triple the price. Forever21 did great with this pair.

Foam Roller – A necessity. A foam roller is really one of those things that “hurts so good”. I used to get so sore it would keep me from working out for the next 2-3 days. Using a foam roller keeps me from needing to sit out.

iPhone Arm Holder – Because NOTHING compares to a hands free workout.

Strappy Workout Top – I recommend these for women with small chests like me. A bra isn’t necessary and the strappy style makes you feel a bit sexier when working up a sweat.

Bose Earbuds – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I prefer these over my wireless beats. The sound quality is incredible and they’re tiny.

BKR Water Bottle – You should REALLY consider moving over to glass water bottles. Aside from the health benefits, the taste is way better. I drink way more water out of a glass water bottle and love the rubber grip on this one.

Nike Duffle – A great duffel for under $25. Can’t beat that.

Confetti Colored Nike Pants – The perfect way to make boring gym clothes fun.

Mesh Yoga Pants – I don’t have a pair of these but see so many women wearing them in the gym that I’m convinced I need to have them.

Nike FlyKnit – This pair is on sale and is still my hands down favorite travel/workout/run errands shoe.

Nike Two Tone Sports Bra – What I prefer to wear when I start seeing my results in the mirror LOL.

Amino Energy – I heard terrible things about “pre workout” and was introduced to this Amino Energy through a coworker. It’s my

The Best Yoga Bodysuit – This bodysuit is amazing if you’re needing flexibility, particularly during yoga. The best part is I can throw a jacket over it and wear it to run errands as well.

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A Staycation at Hotel Alessandra Houston

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and while I call it “Thanksgiving break”, it was the busiest one I’ve had in years. This year was the first I shared with Nate’s family and the night before, one of his good friends had a surprise birthday party. After waking up early to cook on Thursday, heading to his parents and my sisters house and not making it home until almost midnight – I needed a break from Thanksgiving.

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We’re both Houston natives, but the city’s so big that being on a different side of town can really feel like we’re visiting. We decided to spend a night downtown at the brand new Hotel Alessandra Houston. It’s a stunning new luxury hotel that opened in October that I suggest you visit, whether you’re in from out of town or live here. They have a second floor bar and restaurant with floor to ceiling windows even if you want to pop in for food or drinks. As soon as we pulled up, we were greeted by doormen and given cold Fiji waters. Check-in was seamless and we were escorted to our cozy room.

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I started my stay with a visit to the spa, which is becoming one of my favorite things to splurge on. Typically, I’ll opt for a facial or full-body massage, but the experts at Spa Alessandra suggested something I’d never had before. I received a seasonal body treatment that included a lavender exfoliation, chocolate mud mask and this charcoal mask for my face that I ended up purchasing for at-home use. This particular treatment is pretty hands-on, but you can adjust what you’re comfortable with being touched. Once I was wrapped in a head-to-toe mask, my arms, legs, stomach, chest and back was covered in plastic and wrapped inside what looked like foil. It was hands down the best spa experience I’ve had thus far. I doubt I’ll ever want a massage or facial when I go to one now. When you visit, ask for Keiara. She was sweet, energetic and explained the entire process to me so I understood what she was doing and using.

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We had drinks at their bar, Bardot and snacked on some chicken tenders and truffle fries (so good we ate the crumbs) before we took a round up to the 21st floor where there’s a rooftop sitting area to take in the view. The pool area is small, but so nice! Later that night we had dinner at Hearsay Gastropub, which is one of my favorites. Try it for dinner if you’re ever downtown. The lobster, shrimp & andouille pasta was delicious and came with a homemade lobster sauce. The salmon was as well! Bardot is open until 2 am on the weekends, but I couldn’t hang. We spent the rest of our evening in our room watching SVU enjoying the bottle of wine we were gifted.

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Boots | Similar Dress here and here

Sunday morning I enjoyed coffee in the room while we packed up and got ready for breakfast. A great thing about this hotel, is that it’s walking distance to so much fun stuff. You can cross the street and be at Starbucks (ideal for me) or go over to the House of Blues pavilion that’s packed with restaurants and other venues. Honestly, one night wasn’t enough. I plan to be back soon to try their restaurant, Lucienne, out for dinner and get another seasonal body treatment from their spa.

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Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals | The B Werd

In case Black Friday wasn’t enough for you, Cyber Monday is here! Most of the best sales have been changed or updated with promo codes, so I created a list separate from Black Friday deals so that you all don’t get confused. So many of these sites and items neverrrr go on sale, so if there’s something you’ve really been wanting, today is the day to get it!

FASHION

ASOS – 30% off everything with code EPIC30

AMERICAN EAGLE – 40% off everything + free shipping

ANN TAYLOR – 50% off everything with code BESTMONDAY

BANANA REPUBLIC – 50% off everything

EXPRESS – 50% off everything + free shipping

FREE PEOPLE – additional 25% off all sales

FOREVER 21 – entire website for 21% off

GAP – 50% off everything with code CYBER 

H&M – 30% off everything + free shipping code 9054

JCREW – 40% off + an extra 10% off everything with code SHOPFAST

J CREW FACTORY – 60% off everything + extra 50% off clearance + free shipping with code CYBER

LOFT – 50% off everything + free shipping with code CLICK

MACYS – 20% off select items with code CYBER

MADEWELL – 25% off everything with code DONTSTRESS

MISSGUIDED – 50% off everything with code FETCH50

NIKE – 25% off sale selects with code EPIC25 ends 11/28

OLD NAVY – 40% off entire purchase

REVOLVE – up to 50% off select items

SAM EDELMAN – 30% off sale styles + free expedite shipping with code CYBERSALE

SHOPBOP – 35% additional off all sale items using code WOW35

SOLE SOCIETY – 30% off of the ENTIRE site, no code necessary

STEVE MADDEN – 35% off + free shipping with code CYBER

URBAN OUTFITTERS – $50 off $150 off $15 off $75 or more

VICTORIA SECRET – 20% off $125 + free shipping with code SHIP30 

LUXURY

BLOOMINGDALES  25% off select items

BARNEYS – another amazing designer sale (40% off!).

NORDSTROM – 20% off in addition to sale prices

NORDSTROM RACK – 30% off extra sale items

SAKS OFF 5TH – take an extra 50% off sale items

SAKS 5TH AVENUE – use code CYBER17 for an additional percentage off your purchase

BEAUTY

BENEATH YOUR MASK – get a FREE jar of HEAL with $200 purchase ($80 value)

BOBBI BROWN – 25% off all minis

SEPHORA – choose a sample bag with code METIME

SIGMA BEAUTY – 40% off select brush sets with code BRUSHSET40

TARTE – 25% off (almost) everything with code MONDAY

ULTA BEAUTY – $10 off $50 order with code CYBERMON17

TECHNOLOGY & HOME

BED BATH AND BEYOND – great deals on the home page

EBAY – Seriously the BEST tech deals

TARGET – A ton of great deals and doorbusters 

AMAZON – Everything you could possibly desire can be found on here at a discounted price

WAYFAIR – up to 80% off

WEST ELM – up to 70% off depending on total sale

BAGS

KATE SPADE – 30% off full price items + 40% off sale items with code MOREJOY

TORY BURCH – 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS

Gift Guide for Him | Under $200

Since mens clothing and shoes tend to be a bit more expensive than ours, I upped their gift guide to under $200, which isn’t bad considering some of the really good items on the list. As simple as men are, they can be so hard to shop for! Here’s a guide to lead you in the right direction for gift giving the man in your life. Enjoy!

Topshop Denim | Nixon Gold Watch | Travel Duffle Bag | Polo Pajama Pants | Olive Bomber | Drone | Tie Clip (comes in 4 colors, but my favorite is Rose Gold) | Monogram Whiskey Glasses (set of 4) | Tortoise Frame Ray Bans | Waterproof JBL Speaker | History of Hip Hop Book (perfect for a coffee table) | The Best Beard Oil | Super Comfortable Nike Sweats | Bose Earbuds (the quality on these little things blows Beats By Dre out of the water) | Calvin Klein underwear | RobeA Polaroid Camera | Givenchy Slides (everyone has Gucci) | The Perfect Peacoat | A Toiletry Bag | My Favorite YSL Scent for Men | A Gucci Wallet