Monday, November 30, 2015

Sequins + Leather...



Top: Topshop | Pants: Blank NYC | Heels: Banana Republic | Watch: Citizen | Bracelets: Bauble Bar, Kate Spade | Rings: H&M, David Yurman | Earrings: J.Crew | Lipstain: Giorgio Armani in "Hollywood" 


Happy Cyber Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food and good company. Here's some holiday outfit inspiration for you. (I'm wearing Bellami hair extensions in these photos, my first hair extension experience!)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Picks Round Two

So many things are on sale right now! It's a little overwhelming but I've done all the digging for you. Use code GOBIG15 for 25% off these Karen Walker Sunnies + Clare V. Fold Over Clutch
Kate Spade watch is 55% off
Poncho is 50% off
Happy everything is 20% off
Toms suede booties are 25% off
Passport holder is less than $14
Black patent pumps are less than $60

My Black Friday Picks

Shop ASOS Picks

Shop Design Darling Picks

Shop J.Crew Picks

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sales Have Started! (Tory Burch)

Hey everyone! A lot of retailers have started their Black Friday sales early this year! I'm especially excited about the Tory Burch Sale because when you spend $250, you receive 30% off with the code THANKS. Now, $250 may seem like a lot of money, but when you consider the fact that most Tory Burch handbags and shoes are priced higher than $250 to begin with, you're actually getting a great deal. These beautiful Tory Burch Riding Boots are already marked down, so with the additional 30% off they end up being HALF OFF! This is basically unheard of/amazing! Same thing with the Robinson Pebbled Multi Tote! It's already marked down so with the additional 30% off, it ends up being HALF OFF the original price!

Check out my picks from the sale below and click to shop. Don't forget to use the code THANKS at checkout!

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More Sales including Kate Spade + Madewell

More early Black Friday sales... 

ASOS | Up to 60% off casual looks for men and women with code BLESSED
Design Darling | 20% off with code THANKFUL
Express | 50% off everything + free shipping through 11/27 at noon
Gap | Early access 50% off everything with code EARLY
J.Crew | 30% off with code HOLIDAY
Joe's Jeans | 30% off sitewide, no promo code needed
Kate Spade | Surprise sale up to 70% off
Macy's | Extra 25% off clearance Designer Handbags, 50% off select Juniors clothing, 60% off select Women’s Coats, 50% off Women’s Sweaters, 70% off Memory Foam Pillow & Toppers
Madewell | 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN
Modcloth | up to 40% off select styles
Rebecca Minkoff | 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles
Shopbop | Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25%

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Flannel + Leather...


Flannel: H&M (similar here) | Skirt: Jack by BB Dakota | Boots: Unlisted (similar here) | Bracelets: Kate Spade (I have the one in gold but also love this gold + rhinestone one), J.Crew (similar here, on sale!), Bauble Bar (sold out, similar here for only $12 for a limited time) | Earrings: J.Crew (similar here) | Ring: David Yurman | Lip: Giorgio Armani (obsessed)

I hope you're all having a fab start to Thanksgiving week!

I want to start out by saying thank you. I'm extremely thankful for my family and friends and SH, my health, my home, a safe place to live, the ability to live in a country where I have rights, free will, freedom of speech, the right to an education, etc. There are a lot of things I think we can improve about our country but at the end of the day I'm extremely grateful to live in LA, one of the most progressive, culturally diverse and innovative cities in the world and in this beautiful country that I call home. 

I hope you all have something to be grateful for this holiday season. Know I'm also grateful for you, my readers, who bother to take time out of their day to take a peek at my blog. It means a lot to me and I can't thank you enough. I hope you have a lovely Tuesday. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pre-Black Friday Deals You Don't Wanna Miss!


Black Friday sales are starting earlier and earlier... but I'm not complaining! Seriously loving the items above, almost all of which are on sale for $9.99 or less. The few that aren't are under $18. I had a second pair of Christmas jammies picked out this morning but they've already sold out. Sales like this are a great way to stock up on basics like flannels and scarves, or find a Christmas gift for someone special in your life without breaking the bank. It's easy to get caught up in spending excessive amounts of money at this time of year, but I purposefully keep lists of items I truly want and look for great opportunities to save. I hope this helps you determine what's on your must-have list! Click the photo to shop these amazing finds before they sell out!


Sweater: Abercrombie (old, really want this sweater) | Sequin skirt (is actually the bottom half of a dress, old, also love this perfect sequin skirt): Way-In | Boots: Unlisted (similar here for less than $40 and here for less than $60) | Rings: Kendra Scott (no longer available, also love this one and this one,) H&M (less than $8 for a pack of 9 in all different sizes!!) | Earrings: J.Crew (similar here for less than $50) | Lips: Giorgio Armani in "Hollywood" (seriously love this for the holidays!)

I always associate sequins with the holidays and new years eve because they are so fun to wear for a night out on the town. Lately I've been loving sequins paired with more relaxed, comfy options, like an oversized sweater. I've had this cashmere Abercrombie sweater for ages (it's actually a men's sweater!) I tossed it over a one-shoulder mini dress that I last wore to a friend's bachelorette party for an instant casual-meets-glam look.  

PS. Do you notice anything different about my hair?! :)

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(similar items linked below, lip color and h&m rings are exact)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stocking Stuffers to Ask Santa For (All $25 and Under!)



Happy FriYAY everybody!! What do you all have planned for this weekend? I can't WAIT to see Mockingjay Part 2 - oh em geeee seriously so excited! SH and I will be celebrating his bday and perhaps doing some holiday shopping... And speaking of holiday shopping... so the gift guides continue! This guide features gifts that are $25 or less. They are stocking stuffer size, although many of these would be fabulous standalone gifts :) I personally own the Smashbox eyeshadow and I love it - it's the perfect size for travel or throwing in your purse for touchups, and has a lovely mix of warm and cool shades. I have my eye on the sunnies, Christmas socks, and reindeer eye mask, too. Stay tuned for the gift guides in the coming weeks, and please let me know if you are looking for a gift recommendation for anyone special! I'll be sharing my personal Christmas wishlist, too! PS How fab are those $5 Christmas socks and $5 green tea eye masks?? Everything is linked - click the photo to shop!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ShopbellaC Blanket Scarf...

 Sweatshirt: J.Crew (no longer available but similar striped/jeweled Target sweatshirt here) | Jeans: Joe's Jeans (similar here) | Boots: Sam Edelman | Scarf: ShopbellaC (less than $29!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: J.Crew (no longer available, also love these)

I saw this plaid blanket scarf and I knew... I had to have it! It's perfect for fall and the holidays and it's less than $29! Obsessed. Grab one for yourself and your best girlfriend or your mom. They'll love it! I've been sick all week and I wore mine today at work and it kept me warm and cozy.

I hope you all have a great Friday Eve! Thanksgiving is almost upon us! And you know what comes after that... Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I can't wait! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What to Read Wednesday...

In light of all the news lately that I know we've all been following, I wanted to include some lighthearted reading into your day. I hope you enjoy!

1. French Girl Style Lessons 
2.  Awesome Thanksgiving Menu Planner
3. 10 Things Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet by the Time She Turns 30 - read it here
4. A real life Dr. Seuss-esque home
5. Oxford Dictionaries not-word, Word of the Year - here

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gift Guide: $50 and Under



Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a good week so far. Here's today's gift guide and all of these fab finds are $50 and under! It's so much fun putting together these gift guides for you all. I love this time of year and it makes me reflect more than usual on how fortunate and blessed I am in my life. While this time of year isn't about presents, it can be special to brighten someone's day or holiday season with a gift. I hope you enjoy my picks - click the photo to shop! All items are also linked above.

Monday, November 16, 2015

I Love... This Sweater!


Sweater: H&M (in store only!) | Pants: BlankNYC | Heels: Banana Republic | Clutch: From a local craft fair 
last summer
Happy Monday babes! I hope you all had as good a weekend as possible in light of Friday's events in Paris... Hope you all were able to spend valuable time with loved ones... I was sick all weekend with a cold but am on the mend... 
PSA: This H&M sweater is available IN STORES ONLY! Not online! I'm so sorry I can't link it here for you, I'm honestly so in love with it!! And it's such a steal, you def want to head to your local H&M to grab this sweater. It's perfect for the holidays and will double as a great Valentine's Day sweater! (If you search H&M Trend Christmas Gray Embroidered Sequin Red Heart I Love Sweater you can find it on ebay, (whew sorry that was long!) but it's WAY overpriced.) Unfortunately, these BLANKNYC faux leather track pants are old so they are no longer in stock, but I've linked a similar pair below. Same with the heels, I scooped them up at Banana Republic last year I think - if you don't already own a pair of Banana Republic heels you NEED SOME because they are seriously the most comfortable heels you will ever own. I regret wearing any other heels. These are by far my most comfortable pair. I also have them in leopard and I'm obsessed. 

I've linked similar items below. The lip stain I linked below is exact!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Giveaway! $200 Target Gift Card

Hey friends. Let's pray for Paris tonight before we go to sleep. No matter what your faith or beliefs let's just take a moment to honor those who died today. My thoughts and heart goes out to their loved ones and families.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fair Isle Sweater + New Bag

Sweater: Free People (old, similar here, also obsessed with this one) | Jeans: Joe's (similar here) | Boots: H&M (under $80! Also love these for less than $50 and these for less than $40!) | Bag: Tory Burch (the perfect work bag!!) | Earrings: Kate Spade | Ring: David Yurman

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(I linked a similar sweater below, but if you want the one I'm wearing, you can find it on ebay if you search permafrost free people fair isle sweater!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Best Friend (Under $35!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I know what you might be thinking... But it's not even Thanksgiving yet! Holiday shopping is starting earlier and earlier every year, sometimes even before Halloween! I support early shopping, because I think it encourages people to create monthly holiday shopping budgets and stick to them. Holiday shopping can get expensive, but it doesn't have to be! Maple and Mint Quick Tip: Space out your gift buying so you don't break the bank, and stick to a strict holiday shopping budget. Don't let yourself overspend (as hard as that might be.) It's just not worth it! To make things less awkward during gift exchanges between friends or coworkers, set a spending limit, so one person doesn't give an extravagant gift that's not matched by the other. 
These are some of my all-time favorite items to gift this season. Your girlfriends are gonna love 'em! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bed of Roses...

 Dress: Chicwish | Booties: Unlisted (sold out but similar here and here) | Bag: Chanel (cheaper alternative here for less than $60!) | Watch: Citizen


I saw this dress and immediately fell in love with it. How dreamy is this rose pattern and tulle-esque skirt?! I feel like a princess whenever I wear it. I couldn't stop twirling during these photos :) This dress is such an easy, no fuss party alternative to the usual red, sequin and gold outfits donned during the holidays. It's also extremely comfortable, which is not something you can say about every holiday dress. Dress it up with ankle booties or pair with flats and a leather jacket for a more casual look.

I hope you all have a fab day! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Under Construction

Hello beauties! I hope everyone is having a restful and happy Sunday! I just wanted to let you know that Maple and Mint is "under construction" - I am trying to update a few things but will be back ASAP with more outfit posts and holiday guides for you, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

(Oversized) Sweater Weather...

Sweater: Nordstrom | Jeans: Cello | Scarf: J. Crew | Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: Steve Madden 


Hey beauties! I hope everyone is having a great start to the week! I am SO happy that fall weather has finally arrived in LA!! I hope it's here to stay :) I am basically living in these jeans on the weekend and I can't get enough of this blanket sweater... I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a lot this fall season! Also for those of you who know me... you know I have a slight handbag obsession... this MK one is at the top of my list lately. 

Thanks for stopping by! PS Yes I am wearing a sock bun

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