Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Cyber Sales Roundup: 2015

I do not go to actual stores on Black Friday.  Dealing with rude people and crazy traffic is not worth saving a few dollars to me.  I prefer to spend my hard earned money online, from the comfort of my home and in the comfort of my PJs.  If you are picking up what I'm putting down, then you'll appreciate this list of some of my favorite retailers' Black Friday Cyber Sales.  Now, go forth and consume! ~ 30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches ~ through 11/27 ~ Code: 30BLACKFRI

Forever 21 ~ Black Friday deals up to 70% off + free shipping today only
GAP ~ 50% off everything restrictions apply ~ through 11/28 ~ Code: BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew ~ Black Friday 30% your purchase + Extra 40% off sale ~ through 11/29 ~ Code: HOLIDAY
Kendra Scott - 15% off everything and free shipping ~ through 11/30 ~ Code: SALE15

LOFT ~ Black Friday 40% OFF almost EVERYTHING! (only exclusion: Lou & Grey new arrivals) ~ today only ~ Code: BF40
Madewell ~ 25% off your entire purchase ~ through 11/29 ~ Code: CALMDOWN
NARS ~ Receive an exclusive 20% off purchase + free shipping on purchases of $50+ ~ through 12/2
Nordstrom ~ Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + Extra @5% Off selected Sale items + free shipping and returns ~ through 11/30
Old Navy ~ Black Friday Bonanza 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply ~ through 11/27
Shopbop ~ Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions ~ through 11/30 ~ Code: GOBIG15
Soft Surroundings ~ free poncho with any $150 product purchase, while supplies last ~ through 11/27
Talbots ~ 50% off one item until noon 40% off entire purchase ~ through 11/27

Tory Burch ~ 30% off your $250 purchase ~ through 11/30 ~ Code: THANKS

The Outnet ~ Up to 80% off on Designers Labels ~ through 11/30
Victoria Secret ~ Black Friday buy 1 bra get 1 50% off ~ through 12/2 ~ Code: DOUBLEUP

West Elm ~ Buy More Save More 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500 ~ through 11/27 ~ Code: MOREISMORE (only for US shoppers)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Giveaway: Frenchrum Emporium Infinity Scarf

I don't know about where you live but we are thrilled here in Texas that Fall has finallly arrived.  To celebrate, I am hosting a great Giveaway where one lucky Cocooner reader will take home this cozy chunky knit infinity scarf from Frenchrum Emporium (my store!).  To enter to win please leave a comment below (make sure to use your email).  To get an extra entry, “like” us on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter - @frenchrum, or Instagram - @thecocooners (let us know you did in the comments below).

One winner will be chosen at random and announced on October 30th. Good luck!

**No purchase necessary to enter.  Please leave your email in the allotted comment boxes only.  Winner of the giveaway will be contacted via email once comments close and announced on this post soon after.**

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Some old skool pics you may not have seen before or remember.  #TBT

Back in Feb 2012 - pregnant with Dax.

BCBG Dress - similar here (under $20) and here - Feb. 2010

Oct. 2008

Onitsuka Tigers #Kicks

Halloween 2006

Golden.  July 2006

Red lips - Nars Red Lizard circa 2005

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Watch What Happens

I like watches.  They just look good on my wrist.  I know - #Shallow.  However, as much as I like watches, you can only go so far with the mid-range brands of Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Citizen.  There is something about a fancy watch, as I like to call it, which just lets you know you are in the presence of luxury.  You know what brands I’m talking about.  Most have a very long legacy.  But there is one watch maker in particular that I have grown intrigued by, the Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet.  The brand was named after the inventor of the chronograph.  Now that is a great legacy.  

Louis Moinet is celebrating the bicentennial of the chronograph with the release of a magnificent timepiece, the Memoris.  
This exquisite wrist machine was Nominated for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie of Geneva.  There are a limited number of these beauties being produced.  They have taken an entirely new approach to the function and design of the Chronograph and the details on the casing are really unique.  It is breathtaking and truly rare and special.  See, I told you I like watches.

Please visit the website of Louis Moinet and read more about this luxury brand and the unique features of the Memoris.

**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  All opinions are my own.**

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Beauty Reviews and Randoms

Happy October!

photo via

This is my favorite month of the year and it certainly starts off my favorite time of the year.  I love when Daylight Savings ends and I get my hour back.  I love the cool crisp air (which finally arrived here in Dallas yesterday morning, sort of).  And I most certainly love all the Holidays that are coming up.  

My son, not so much.  This morning, he wore pants for the first time in several months and literally had a conniption.  Literally - here's the definition of conniption and that is what he had.  He wanted to wear shorts.  I tried to reason with him, letting him know it was cooler outside and he was going to have to start wearing pants and jackets.  Mentioning jackets took him over the edge.  Why did I do that?  In the end, he wore the pants because I'm the mom and that's how we roll at Casa de Cochran-Evans.  

So dealing with an "old toddler" as I like to call him, may not be cool but the weather is and so is my attitude.  I've been trying harder lately to put on a good face and be more into the way I look.  I need more vanity in my life, people.  I thought I would give you a peek into some products I've been using for the past month or so.
On my nails is 'Berlin There Done That' from OPI and it was a birthday gift.  Adore the beigey, purple grey and it dries in a decent amount of time.

My current moisturizer is Sulwhasoo's Timetreasure Renovating Cream.  Let me make a quick disclaimer and say that the 60ml size is ex-peh-hen-sive!  I am fortunate enough to have quite a few samples on hand and a small amount of this goes a long way.  It is very rich.  Smells like mushrooms to me so I only use it at night. 

The Prada Candy fragrance is c/o the Vogue Influencer Network.  I've been wearing it for about two weeks now.  I tend to like "darker" fragrances but this one manages to be light and airy while still invoking notes of caramel, musk and vanilla that I enjoy.

This lovely little eye palette was also a birthday gift and I love the colors. 
Yes, I have sweet friends!  It's the Profusion Runway Eyeshadow Glamour Palette in Berry Bloom.   I'm not so much into Marsala even though Pantone tells me I should be (I'm still on an oxblood kick - more on that below) but this palette works great with darker fall colors.
Speaking of Oxblood, I'm pulling out my new handbag next week.  The Coach Scout Hobo in oxblood.  It's a decent size and my alternative to black for now.  I'll do an outfit post or two with it soon.

Today's #Shoefie.  I love these old Nine West Animal print flats.  The square toe makes your feet look smaller.  Not a bad thing. - just sayin'.  Find similar styles here and here!

Go follow me on Instagram, won't you?

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Finally Foiled

If you follow me on Instagram you know that a while back I purchased the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine.  If you don't know, it's a foil applicator (like a fancy laminator).  I purchased mine at Amazon and now it's on sale!

I can't believe it took me so long to finally use it.  I love it.  Something about making shiny stuff, I suppose.  Here are two 12" x 12" prints that I crafted up.

I think I will make a few more and put them up on the store and start selling them at my trunk shows, you know, when I get around to hosting them.  Stay tuned on that.   I hope to have one at the casa in October.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tidbits and Stuff

Brands and Trends:
This is a great article about handbags specifically but I agree with the points it touches on about branding.  For the most part, I just don’t want what everyone else has.  I like to get in on trends when they first happen.  I like to think of myself as an early adapter, but only for certain items.  Only for what I truly like and enjoy.   I don’t want anything just b/c someone else has it... except for Brad Pitt.  But I actually wanted him way before my girl Angie got her hands on him so I digress.

French Grey:
image via William-Sonoma
Loving this color.  I'm a huge fan of Le Creuset Cookware and am so excited that Williams-Sonoma carries this limited edition color.  Gorgeous!  And if you are worried about how expensive the brand is, I have come to your rescue because this Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker is very affordable and functional.

The Bed:
via Birch Lane
I believe I have found a bed for our Master.  The Sullivan Bed from Birch Lane.  I love the color and texture of the natural seagrass.  It's casual but still has lots of presence.  My dream crusher husband even likes it and usually for him, everything is meh.  But not this lovely.  He actually said, "that's cool, babe."  That means it's dope and I have a chance at procuring it.  Stay tuned.  Love it!

In other news:
Things in life are going pretty well.  Dax is slowly but surely getting potty trained.  It is really testing our patience, especially mine as I'm the default parent.  Even through the frustration, Dax is such an amazing joy and light.  He's my numero uno!  Not too long ago, I was super burned out at my day job and was kind of checked out but I generally have a good work ethic and it paid off.  I received a promotion and a raise and I am very happy about that.  It was one of my goals for this year and it means a lot.  I hope I don't get too comfortable working for the "man" b/c I still have a 2 year plan of working completely for myself/from home but for now, it's nice.  Feeling very grateful.  Prayers do get answered, #justsayin.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Last Days

Don't be so glum, I'm not talking about the last days of life - just the last days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  

The sale ends August 2nd which is right around the corner.  And just so you know, it's not all about me and what I would buy for myself.  Today, you get to see some of my cutest pics for the littles in your life.

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