GIVEAWAY: Faire Collection Five-tassel Necklace

Hallelujah, it's almost Friday, people! And I have a special weekend treat for y'all ... another fab giveaway! One of my lucky readers will win this Faire Collection burgundy five-tassel necklace just in time for the holidays!

(Image courtesy of Faire Collection)

If you're not familiar, you should really get to know Faire Collection. Founded by Amanda Judge, Faire Collection works with artisans in places like Ecuador and Vietnam who create beautiful jewelry and accessories, and it's all fair trade with the goal of ending the cycle of poverty in these countries. 

You can enter via the Rafflecopter form below -- good luck!

xoxo
NYC Recessionista



Ring in 2015 with 20 percent off from Rent The Runway


Okay, people ... party season is here. And with it of course comes the endless confusion over what the heck to wear when you get invited to a fancy New Year's Eve soiree. Well, Rent The Runway wants to make it super easy ... and they want to make you look super glam. All you have to do is pick your favorite dress from their selection of hundreds of rentable designer frocks, add some insanely hot accessories (yes, you can rent those, too) and voila ... you're party ready!

Through December 21st, choose a rental start date between 12/26-12/31 and use code HAPPY2015 at checkout, and they'll take 20% off your order of $50 or more! Don't fret about ordering the wrong size either -- they let you select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost. 

Here are some of my favorite looks: 


This Slate & Willow shift dress - rent for only $50!



This Jill Stuart shift dress - rent for only $70!



This Shoshanna sheath dress - rent for only $70!



This Jill Stuart floral dress - rent for only $75!



This Halston Heritage strapless dress - rent for only $70! 

(All images courtesy of Rent The Runway)

Duchess on a Dime: Kate's Tweed Coat

If you're anything like me, you were swooning last week as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited NYC and we got to see Kate's NYC style. Because her style is so coveted, I'm taking each of her looks from her trip to the Big Apple and break them down for you with budget-friendly versions!

Up next: her the tweed jacket she rocked while courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows; photo of Kate by Chad Rachman)

Coat: Tweed jacket from Ruche
Clutch: Stella & Max clutch from Macy's
Pants: Old Navy velvet skinnies
Flats: Old Navy sueded flats

Duchess on a Dime: Kate's Pink Coat

If you're anything like me, you were swooning last week as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited NYC and we got to see Kate's NYC style. Because her style is so coveted, I'm taking each of her looks from her trip to the Big Apple and break them down for you with budget-friendly versions!

Up next: her gorgeous pink coat from when she paid her respects at the 9/11 memorial.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows; photo of Kate by Chad Rachman)

Coat: Asos pink cocoon coat
Gloves: Modcloth gloves
Clutch: Stella & Max clutch from Macy's 
Heels: Modcloth heels



2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Not a Creature was Stirring

Greetings, my lovelies ... as you know, it's my favorite friggan part of the year: my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! For the next week or so, I'll be showing you amazing wallet-friendly gifting options for everyone on your shopping list, including yourself :)

Up next: Not a Creature was Stirring.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Critter notecards from Modcloth
2. Deer vase from Modcloth
3. C. Wonder cat pouch
4. Elephant pouch from Stella & Dot
5. C. Wonder puppy coasters
6. Puppy dish from C. Wonder
7. Cat pillow from Modcloth
8. Elephant bracelet from Stella & Dot
9. J. Crew Factory fox sweater
10. Harry Barker peanut butter dog treats

FLASH SALE - Ann Taylor takes an extra 70 percent off sale styles

For 24 hours only, through Tuesday night, Ann Taylor is taking a whopping extra 70% off all sale styles, no code needed. Discount will be applied at checkout and this sale is online only.

(Image courtesy of Ann Taylor) 

Duchess on a Dime: Kate's NYC LBD

If you're anything like me, you were swooning last week as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited NYC and we got to see Kate's NYC style. Because her style is so coveted, I'm taking each of her looks from her trip to the Big Apple and break them down for you with budget-friendly versions!

Up next: her chic LBD when she attended the Creativity is GREAT event.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows; photo of Kate by Chad Rachman)

Dress: Ribbed turtleneck dress from Nordstrom
Earrings: Small teardrop earrings from Nordstrom
Necklace: Long necklace from Ann Taylor
Heels: Sueded heels from Old Navy

GIVEAWAY: Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette gift set

Okay, my sweets ... it's time for the third of four bareMinerals giveaways for y'all!

As a reminder, each Monday through December 22nd, I'll be holding a new giveaway of an amazing bareMinerals gift set. These prizes are MAJOR and not to be missed!

Up next: this amazing Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette gift set.

"Featuring 15 mini Full-On™sheer, shimmering polishes and ultra smooth glassy colors, these lip glosses leave lips feeling sexy and leave a plumping tingle."
-Sephora.com

This set contains: 
  • Lip Polishes in Dominique (glittering ice), Clair (starry plum haze), Isabella (perfectly plum), Jennifer (flirty fuchsia), Julie (juicy watermelon), Karen (confetti pink), Katie (pink lemonade), Megan (caramel dream), Rebecca (golden glitz), Sophia (sweetheart pink), and Zoe (dazzling orchid) 
  • Lip Creams in Lavender Cosmo (lilac pink), Mai Tai (vivid coral), Mudslide (petal pink), and White Russian (nude pink) 



(Product images courtesy of bareMinerals)

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter forms each week, and I'll announce the winners as the giveaways end. Please note, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 


Editor's note: bareMinerals graciously provided the items for these giveaways, but I have not otherwise been compensated for this post.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Comfort and Joy

Greetings, my lovelies ... as you know, it's my favorite friggan part of the year: my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! For the next week or so, I'll be showing you amazing wallet-friendly gifting options for everyone on your shopping list, including yourself :)

Up next: Comfort and Joy.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler pillow
2. Old Navy sherpa slippers
3. Infinity scarf from Modcloth
4. Log pillow from Modcloth
5. Sundance Catalog knit legwarmers
6. Novogratz family blanket from Old Navy
7. Urban Outfitters cloud slippers
8. C. Wonder cable knit mittens
10. Woolrich buffalo plaid blanket from J. Crew

Weekend Wonders

Wow, y'all ... this weekend kicked my butt!  I am so tired and mentally drained. I don't know about you, but I am so ready to kick back and relax this weekend.




I hope you're enjoying some R&R this weekend, too. In the meantime, here are 10 fun links you should check out: 
Now THIS is a New Year's Eve dress. 
Next year's color of the year. 
Tons of great holiday gift ideas
A terry fleece sweater jacket that looks totally bad-ass. 
A gorgeous (and crazy affordable!) dress for a destination wedding.
This made me laugh SO HARD. I love her and her side eye. The nerve of that volunteer!  
The perfect holiday flats
These look amazing.  
Such a cute work dress for the winter.
Not gonna lie; I've been playing this song on repeat lately.