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Holiday Gift Guide // Fashion meets Function

The Subtle Statement Techie Gift Guide

Stelle Audio Golden Audio Pillar Wireless Speaker | Vitaya ALTRUIS Rose Gold & White Edition Necklace |  Simplehuman Sensor Makeup Mirror | Polaroid ‘Snap’ Instant Digital Camera | Ringly Into The Woods Emerald Smart Ring | Kate Spade New York Everpurse x Quentin Stripe Wristlet Pouch |  UGG ‘Kotah Shorty’ Tech Gloves | Mira Fitness Tracker Bracelet |  Polaroid ‘Zip’ Mobile Instant Photo Printer

It’s that time of year again, Holiday Gift Guides are here! Each week leading up to Christmas I’ll be sharing categorized gift ideas at numerous price points.

These are the most interesting techie gifts I’ve ever come across. Most of them left me thinking ” why didn’t I think of that?” They’re all so functional, yet so chic.

Weekend Links

  1. This homemade “chicken” soup is essential this weekend, while I’m feeling under the weather. I switched up this recipe a little by adding gluten free noodles and vegan chicken. It can easily be swamped with  chicken, for a non-vegan version.

2. Get a start on your Holiday shopping, while staying warm and cozy. Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase at Kate Spade and Saks.  Kate Spade code: INDULGE   |  Saks code: THANKYOU

3. Looking for Fall inspo? Check out the tablescapes, decor and recipes that have me inspired.

4. Pregnancy has my skin totally out of whack. This mask is one of my go-to’s and so is the cleansing sponge. Definitely trying out this detoxifying cleanser, in this perfectly poreless trio, this weekend.

5. I’m all about cozy cardigans and ponchos right now. All full price apparel is 20% off. Code: FALLFUN

Casual Friday..

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All about the basics. I love pairing a casual piece with something less casual for contrast, like a dress and these sneaks.

Happy October! Guilt-free PSL

TheSubtleStatement.com Guilt Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is my favorite season, crisp weather, pretty foliage, pumpkin everything and I feel like it’s the time I can get most creative with fashion. Last year I posted a guilt-free PSL (& some yummy 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies), but this year the modified version is even easier to get you right out the door. By the way, how cute is this planner?

TheSubtleStatement.com Guilt Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Guilt-Free & Fast Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 8 oz Vanilla Almond Milk (sweetened or unsweetened, I like Silk Brand)
  • 10 oz Coffee
  • 3 T Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 Shakes Cinnamon
  • 2 Shakes Nutmeg
  • 2 Shakes Allspice
  • 2 Drops of Vanilla Creme Stevia or 1 Packet Stevia (optional)
  1. In a Vitamix or high-speed blender add almond milk, pumpkin puree, spices & stevia (optional)
  2. Pour blended ingredients over your coffee and stir well (cute straw optional)

Friday Finds… All That Glitters

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  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Empire State of Mind

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My 7am arrival, left me with an entire day to get lost in the city. There’s an energy in New York City like no other, and I love getting wrapped up in it. The glitter drenched sneaks I bought at Kate Spade this week not only came through with receiving endless compliments, but after about 5 miles of exploring on day 1, my feet were in tip top shape, sans blisters! That is unheard of for roaming the New York streets. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a fabulous statement shoe, that exudes comfort! I ventured over to Le Pain Quotidien for a tumeric chai latte, followed by a stroll through Central Park, because there’s nothing quite like it during the Fall months.

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After coming across the Jin Soon Spa in numerous glossy reads as being a top nail salon, known for their nail art, I’ve been itching to go (their instagram feed serves for amazing nail inspiration) Upon arrival, I asked for a gold leaf design, tucked in between layers of CND gel manicure. Bimala intricately placed each piece one by one, and I left with the most fabulous manicure I ever did see.

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While in the West Village, I spotted David’s Tea, another spot I’ve been dying to try, because tea obsessed would be an understatement. Overwhelmed upon arrival, (and being the incredibly indecisive person that I am) I didn’t know where to begin, as I smelled and learned about the most popular bunch, my eyes came across the name “Glitter and Gold.” As the employee opened up the canister, I set eyes on the chicest tea I had ever seen, as gold glitter and pearls shimmer throughout the loose tea.  If I could invent a tea, this would surely be my signature. I left with a supply to go, along with the All About Nuts tea, because it literally smelled like a walk in Central Park.

After my glittery tea, a fabulous gold leaf manicure and my sparkly sneaks winning the award for an orthopedic equivalent of comfort, I pretty ecstatic. The little things in life.

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I went back to the hotel, got ready and headed out to fabulous pre-fabb events. At the trendy Refinery Hotel, I caught up with Taylor, Shelby, Jackie and Katie over cocktails and the latest crimson lip hues Jane Iredale has to offer. Afterwards we headed over to the Reiki Salon for a Paul Mitchell styling of loose curls.

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This Week… Glitter, Pumpkins & Sweater Weather

This Week... Glitter, Pumpkins & Sweater Weather | Kate Spade New York Glitter Sneakers

I swooped up some fabulous finds at this weekend’s Friends & Family Event at Kate Spade. If there is anything you’ve been eyeing up, now is the time to pounce! I swooned when I spotted this shoes, and have been sporting them since.

Another great Kate Spade score, and my go-to accessory, to bring along on my New York trip next week.

Visiting fun Fall festivals, pumpkin patches and markets with my bestie has become a weekend fixture.

The perfect sweater.

Camo has become my fave “neutral print,” as of late. A piece in the print lets me go totally girlie on the rest of my ensemble or accessories.

Chic Supplies

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Hustle Notepad | Leather Pencil Case | Desk Calendar | Notecard Set | Acrylic Pen & Pencil Holder | iPad Folio | Planner | Pencils | Brilliant Ideas Notepad | USB

One of my favorite things about going back to school was always shopping for school supplies and getting organized (total nerd, yet so OCD) Whether it’s school or the office, these glammed up versions of everyday essentials will make anyone excited for their first day.

Friday Finds

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Having a major mint moment.

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Weekend mornings.

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Notes of optimism.
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A contemporary vase, and some ribbon is only needed to make grocery store flowers look chic.
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It may feel like Fall in Western Pennsylvania, but fresh cherries mean Summer isn’t far away.

Friday Finds

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A new lace up pump that caught my eye in the window.

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I love walking into Whole Foods and seeing their beautiful display of flowers. Spring has definitely sprung.

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 The perfect subtle shade for a glossy pink pout.

Friday Finds | The Subtle Statement

A new print for my nightstand.

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Everything at Kate Spade makes me want to pack a lunch and go on a picnic. Have you seen this gem?