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December 1, 2014

holiday gift guide for the cat enthusiast

Cat ladies (and cat men!), this one’s for you.

Oh yes I did.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

holiday gift guide for cat people

From top, left to right:

Meow Meow Tweet Bar Soap Trio

I’m a big fan of Brooklyn-based natural beauty brand Meow Meow Tweet not only do because founders Jeff and Tara make high-quality, smell-good products, but also because these two are bona fide cat people whose love for furry felines shows in their funky packaging and addictive Instagram feed. This soap trio is a great little introduction to the line. My recommendations: Tangerine Basil, Grapefruit Mint and Black Walnut Sage.

Video Kitty Tumblers

Made in Ohio and decorated in Minnesota, these Video Kitty Tumblers are the all-American cat owners’ dream. Don’t worry if you’re drinking a Belgian beer out of them while your Siamese cat sits in your lap. Details, schmetails.

Cat Lady Tote

Cat ladies, unite! Let all those dog people at the farmer’s market know that 1) their dog is sniffing you in inappropriate places and 2) your cat is way too busy to deal with the farmer’s market and sent her human instead in search of organic catnip and fresh fish.

Notorious C.A.T. Shirt

Know someone who loves East Coast rap? Does that person also love cats? Introducing best.gift.EVER. “I like it when you call me big Paw-Paw,” indeed.

Cat Eye Mask

For all my ladies out there still struggling to perfect their daytime cat eye, chill out, Google some tutorials (this one and this one are great) and then sleep on it before trying again tomorrow. Rest easy knowing that your bedtime cat eye is on point.

Tiny Kitten Ring

Playful kittens grow up to become grouchy cats, but these Tiny Kitten Rings, designed to fit your pinkies or first knuckles, stay small and sweet forever. Made of solid 14 karat cold, the Tiny Kitten Ring is exclusive to the shop Catbird in New York.

Cat Tipi

Cotton canvas panels, birch poles and suede lace come together for the ultimate gift for the cat person’s actual cat: A sure-to-be-loved cat tipi. While most cat toys are tossed to the side (and instead the box is given attention), a cat tipi is bound to be your kitty’s most prized hiding spot. If your cat loves to hide inside the litter box top as you’re cleaning the actual box (mine does!), kitty will surely love the tipi. And if she doesn’t? Well, there’s always the cardboard box.

Cat Tea Towels

Printed with eco-friendly inks on 100 percent cotton, these cat tea towels are a must-have for the home of owners of black cats, Siamese cats or Persian cats. Or any cat lover, really.

November 28, 2014

shopping guide | fashion discounts & deals

As much as I know every one of you LOVES green beauty, I also know that I have some extremely stylish readers who put together show-stopping looks with the coolest clothes and accessories.

I’ve rounded up a few of the best fashion and accessories companies below that are having some major deals this weekend. But, remember, please shop wisely! If you don’t need it, don’t buy it just because it’s on sale.

And, remember, it’s better to give than to receive. (I’m in the market for a classic black DVF wrap dress, in case you want to take advantage of these sales and send me a belated birthday present!).

black friday discounts cyber monday discounts

Accompany

  • 30% off sitewide
  • Code: PURPOSE

Alternative Apparel

  • 30% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKFUL
  • Valid through Small Business Saturday

BaubleBar

  • Black Friday 15% off 2 items
  • Code: FRIDAY15
  • Valid 11/28 – 11/29
  • 35% off 4+ items
  • CODE: FRIDAY35
  • Valid 11/28 – 11/29
  • Cyber Monday 20% off
  • Code: CYBER20
  • Valid 11.30 (6om EST) – 12.02 (11:59pm EST)

BB Dakota

  • Black Friday 30% off full-price styles
  • CODE: THANKS30
  • Valid 11/27 – 11/29

Current Elliott

  • Black Friday 25% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKS
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Dolce Vita

  • Up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping
  • CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14 at checkout
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

DVF

  • 15% off sitewide on Black Friday
  • CODE: FRIDAY15
  • 15% off sitewide on Cyber Monday
  • CODE: CYBER15

Equipment

  • 25% off sitewide
  • Code: THANKS
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Everlane

  • Everlane has established The Black Friday Fund, donating all profits for the day to their factory partners in Hangzouh, China.
  • All proceeds will go towards updating recreational facilities for the 300 people who live and work at the factory.
  • By purchasing on Black Friday, customers will be able to see their individual contribution.
  • On December 1, Everlane is opening up its popular 1-hour delivery service to New York City.
  • For the same cost as standard shipping, customers in select Manhattan ZIP codes will be able to order Everlane’s most-wanted styles and receive them in under an hour.

Frankly Basic

  • 25% off all shoes
  • Code: SHOES
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Free People

  • Up to 50% off select items on Black Friday
  • Additional 25% off all sale items on Cyber Monday

J Brand

  • 30% sitewide on Black Friday
  • 25% off select styles on Cyber Monday

J. Crew

  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum on Black Friday
  • Code: HOLIDAY
  • 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum on Cyber Monday
  • Code: MONDAY

Joie

  • 25% off sitewide through Cyber Monday
  • Code: THANKS

Kate Spade Saturday

  • 30% off sitewide + free shipping through Sunday
  • CODE: DEALME
  • 30% off sitewide on Cyber Monday
  • Code: OHWOW

Madewell

  • 25% off your entire purchase through Sunday
  • Code: GIFTON

Piperlime

  • 25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week
  • Code: IHEARTNYC
  • Valid on Black Friday

Plum Pretty Sugar

  • Spend $100, receive 10% refund
  • Spend $200, receive 15% refund
  • Spend $300, receive 20% refund
  • Code: PRETTYFRIDAY
  • Valid on Black Friday

Shopbop

  • 15% off $250
  • 20% off $500
  • 25% off $1000
  • Code: GOBIG14
  • Valid through Cyber Monday

Theory

  • 40% off sitewide through Sunday

TOMS

  • 25% off sitewide (excludes core classics and sale items) through Cyber Monday
  • Code: CHEER

Zappos

  • For every order placed on Zappos.com from Black Friday to Cyber Monday Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America.
  • Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky!
  • Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals.
  • Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

September 19, 2014

free stuff friday | moazen jewelry & accessories

Those of you who know me well (or have seen this feature) know I have a thing for jewelry and accessories.

While I love clothes as much as anyone, a big part of my personal style revolves around incorporating unique jewelry and accessories that have a story to them.

That’s why I’ve been obsessed with MoaZen Jewelry since this summer (remember the earrings from yesterday’s post?) and am excited to share this giveaway with you today!

moazen jewelry and accessories

MoaZen Jewelry & Accessories is a socially responsible brand rooted in community.

Twin sister founders Faith and Hope created the line to educate and inspire — while tickling your taste for beauty — through culture and community.

They aim to encourage people to discover the beauty that exists in cultures outside of their own by designing pieces inspired by certain countries or regions of the world.

“Our brand is a physical manifestation of our most intimate values and passions,” the sisters say. “The accessories we design are not only for the fashion-forward personality; but for the intellectual, change-maker, optimist and leader who recognizes the value of all the world’s cultures.”

Between knowing this about a line and seeing the interesting, one-of-a-kind pieces the sisters create, I get inspired not only to think about what I can bring to the universe, but also to support those are bringing beauty and good to all of us.

Speaking of bringing good to all of us, Faith and Hope bring this giveaway of a handcrafted leather, brass, silk cord, tiger eye, calcite and wood piece (valued at $39) to you today!

It’s your first peek at designs in the forthcoming “Uptown Chic” collection which launches next month.

Ready to enter for a chance to win it? Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Find something you absolutely love and need now from Moazen Jewelry & Accessories?

Use code “KIMLOC” to save 15% off sitewide until 9/26/14!

Giveaway begins Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time, and closes on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time.

Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited.

2. Entrant must be 18 years old as of sweepstakes start date and a legal resident of Canada, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of start date.

3. Sweepstakes begins Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time, and closes on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 12:00 a.m. Central Time.

4. Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be selected by random drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all entries received.

5. Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for lost or mutilated prizes and none will be replaced. Prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor(s) in the event that the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, in which case, Sponsor(s) will award a prize of equal or greater value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of winner.

June 23, 2014

trend report | boho chic makeup and accessories

If you know me well, you know that I adore accessories almost as much as I obsess over clean, green beauty products.

My dresser proudly displays my jewelry while my closet stores bags and clutches in little cubes on the top shelf.

(Remember seeing everything in this feature?)

Though it seems I’m overflowing with bright bags and blingy jewels, I can’t help but ooh and ahh over earthy accessories that bring me back to nature and put the spotlight on beautiful raw stones, warm wood and delicious metals that complement my fair-with-olive-undertones complexion.

I’ve found that Lovely Hunt, a new online shop that specializes in handmade jewelry, bags and home decor inspired by nature, satisfies my craving for meaningful accessories that don’t look like what every other blogger or girl on the street is wearing.

Here’s four of my favorite accessories from Lovely Hunt and how to draw inspiration from them for two different boho chic makeup looks that feel playful and warm.

Earrings + Makeup Look 1 | Bejeweled

lovely hunt dimensions crystal earrings

lovely hunt dimensions crystal earrings

Lovely Hunt’s beautiful Dimensions Crystal Earrings, handmade with raw quartz and brass, inspired me to keep my eye makeup light and my lips a medium-strong jewel tone to keep the attention on these stunning little works of art.

To complement the brass, I went with Ecco Bella’s “Merlot” lipstick with a light layer of BareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie Gloss in “Stunner” on top.

On my lashes and lids are Studio 78’s natural mascara (review to come!) and Sunday Riley’s “Fool’s Gold” eye shadow blended with Alima Pure’s “Venus” eye shadow.

For a soft kiss on the cheeks, I used Tarte’s “Fearless” Cheek Stain.

With such eye-catching earrings as these, you really have to keep your makeup subtle, yet still highlight a main feature with a strong-ish color. I could also see myself doing a light-smoky eye with these and just pale pink lips.

Earrings + Makeup Look 2 | Garden Goddess

lovely hunt vintage sequins earrings

lovely hunt vintage sequins earrings

Never would I have imagined using the words “sequins” and “earthy” in the same sentence, but Lovely Hunt’s Vintage Sequins Earrings strike the perfect balance between earthy and glam by taking advantage of muted tones and low shine.

Matte black vintage sequins anchor a half-circle of hammered and recycled brass while a vintage brass chain adds movement and a little additional texture.

The mix of black, brass and pewter tones had me reaching for my olive green eyeliner and eye shadows to stay within the color family without being matchy-matchy.

My staple cat eye came back for this “Garden Goddess” look thanks to Eyeko London’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner and a mixture of a couple of discontinued eye shadow colors from Urban Decay (not clean, I know — sorry) — a bright green that I toned down with a coppery shade.

To keep the neutral color palette at play, I chose Ilia Beauty’s “Nobody’s Baby” for my lips and Kjaer Weis’ “Sun Touched” for my cheeks.

I think these earrings could also be taken a whole different direction with sexy, vivid makeup, like a bold red lip and kohl-lined eyes. That’s the beauty of a neutral, vintage pair of earrings with subtle glam (thanks, sequins!).

Lovely Hunt Accessories Picks

lovely hunt palomino bag and dipped wood necklace

While Lovely Hunt’s Handmade Wild Palomino Bag and Grove Wood and Brass Necklace don’t have accompanying makeup looks, I was drawn to these two pieces for several reasons.

First, the Handmade Wild Palomino Bag has such interesting textures — genuine leather with an embossed design plus tan and white cowhide — and is the perfect crossbody bag for all those summer music festivals on deck.

I think it would look perfect with the right pair of worn-in cutoffs, some tough, light-colored booties and a flowy crop top.

And with the right flowy crop top (one without any embellishments in the front), you could easily wear Lovely Hunt’s Grove Wood and Brass Necklace with your festival ensemble.

Handmade from three layers of wood, the Grove Wood and Brass Necklace got my attention with its strong triangular shape, and the triangle-within-triangle look adds some dimension.

See anything you absolutely love? Take advantage of a special 20% off discount code through July 15, 2014 — just for kimberlyloc.com readers — and update your accessories collection! Enter code “kimberlyloc” at checkout. Enjoy!

This post is kindly brought to you by Lovely Hunt, who compensated me for this sponsored post. All product picks, tips and opinions are my own!

February 2, 2014

valentine’s day gift guide 2014

Whether you’re single, taken or cynical about it all, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to embrace love in all areas of your life.

I’ve had my share of both single and attached Valentine’s Days, and I love the ritual of love letter-writing, gift-showering and general loving-on-people that comes with the holiday regardless of your Facebook relationship status.

Sure, we should do this year-round, but I do enjoy sending treats in the mail to friends near and far, and it’s important to also remember to treat yourself.

Here’s my list of eight items, from low-budget to high-end, that I think would make perfect presents for you or some lucky lady you love.

kimberlyloc valentines day gift guide 2014

1. Plum Pretty Sugar Eye Masks

Beauties, we all need our rest. How glam are these eye masks from Plum Pretty Sugar? Taking cat naps throughout the week in prep for Valentine’s weekend is easy with these pretty little things.

2. Mulberry Effie Tote in Bright Red Spongy Pebbled

I’m lusting over Mulberry bags right now. This bright red Effie commands attention while staying sophisticated in a classic form. Definitely the ultimate last-forever Valentine’s Day treat.

3. Lurk RSW005 Perfume Oil

Warm sandalwood and rose invite your special someone a little closer. The scent lingers and makes you feel flirty and beautiful. A personal favorite of mine.

4. Acure Organics Lip Balm Dark Chocolate + Mint

Sweeten up your kisser with this delectable blend of dark chocolate and mint. You’ll have to be mindful of how often you find yourself reapplying this yummy USDA organic lip balm. It’s that good!

5. May Lindstrom Skin I Am Love Limited Edition Collection

Skin chef May Lindstrom released her limited edition (she only produced 35 and they are selling FAST!) “I Am Love” collection yesterday. I already ordered mine! I can speak to the beauty of “The Jasmine Garden,” face mist and am thrilled to try her new face oil. I’m also looking forward to sipping tea from a handcrafted mug made by the same artisan who created the lovely clay bowl May offers for blending “The Problem Solver.”

6. Stackable Rings via Zady

These stackable rings were designed in Chicago and made in Mexico by women who are learning the jewelry business. I love the design of these rings; it reminds me of a budding family and would be perfect for a new or expecting mama.

7. Illume Star Jasmine Essential Boxed Candle

Illume candles have a special place in my heart. They’re always well-designed and smell oh-so-good. Jasmine is a constant addiction, of course, and the chic gold and white packaging has luxe written all over it.

8. Honeydew Intimates Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Rayon and Lace Chemise

I’m all about understated sexy when it comes to nighties. Honeydew Intimates delivers in that arena, and I love the mix of soft gray and baby pink in this particular chemise.



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