The Holidays Are For: Gift Giving · The Kid Edit

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The Details:

Girls’ Chambray Shirt · Girls’ Denim Jacket · Girls’ Overnight Bag · Boy’s Chambray Shirt · Boys’ Denim Jacket · Boys’ Overnight Bag · Iron-On Critter Patches (MonsterEmoji FaceHeartOliveGlobeEiffel Tower, Izzy, Nerd Emoji, T. Rex, Eyes, Fangs, Pizza, Donut, Cake Slice) · Iron-On Initial Patches

Having four nieces and three nephews, it is required that my husband and I be awesome gift givers. So, as I was perusing the J.Crew Holiday Sale, I couldn’t help but look at the Crewcuts Gift Guides. When I came across the iron-on critter and initial patches, I knew these were the perfect stocking stuffers or present toppers for a certain niece and a certain nephew (luckily, neither of which can read yet).

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For a kid that loves to craft, these patches are perfect when gifted with a chambray shirt or denim jacket. I also love the idea of adorning an overnight bag.

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Don’t miss the J.Crew Holiday Sale: 40% site-wide discount from Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 12:01 AM ET through Sunday, November 27, 2016, 11:59 PM ET; use promo code HOLIDAY or MONDAY at checkout.

The Details:

Girls’ Chambray Shirt · Girls’ Denim Jacket · Girls’ Overnight Bag · Boy’s Chambray Shirt · Boys’ Denim Jacket · Boys’ Overnight Bag · Iron-On Critter Patches (MonsterEmoji FaceHeartOliveGlobeEiffel TowerIzzyNerd EmojiT. RexEyesFangsPizzaDonutCake Slice) · Iron-On Initial Patches

New Month, New Website

The Details:

November 2016 Calendar (free printable with background color; without background color)

As November is upon us, I have begun thinking about the busy month ahead: My younger brother is moving from South Dakota to Nevada this week, and will be bunking up with my husband and I; Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM this upcoming Sunday, November 6, marking the date and time that our clocks “fall back” one hour (and the sun sets an hour earlier); Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24; the second busiest shopping day of the year is Friday, November 25 (that was not a typo; Black Friday is no longer the busiest shopping day of the year); and Cyber Monday is Monday, November 28 (my personal favorite shopping day). Not to mention, my husband and I have a myriad of mini-trips sprinkled throughout the month (Indianapolis and San Diego, twice).

With the above said, my editorial calendar is also filling up (lucky you!). What can you look forward to on The Collocater this upcoming November? Thanksgiving menu planning and guides for gifting, amongst other musings!

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As my calendar is becoming more and more organized, The Collocater blog itself was feeling less and less organized (Oh, the irony!). Thus, the blog underwent a makeover.

Now, all blog posts can be accessed via the Homepage, in four different locations:

  1. The Primary Navigation Menu: Would you like to read posts, by category? Click on “LIFESTYLE”, “STYLE”, or “BEAUTY”. Searching for something more specific? Hover over “LIFESTYLE”, “STYLE”, and “BEAUTY” for drop-down menus.

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  1. The Homepage: Caught up on all previous posts, and want to skip to the most recent? The most recent post is featured on the Homepage, below the featured image. Click on the excerpt (text) to read more.

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  1. The Homepage: Other recent posts are located directly below the most recent post. This section is blanketed by a dusty pink background; you can’t miss it! Click on the title, image, or excerpt to read more.

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  1. The Footer: View all previous posts (“Archives”), by month and year. Click on the month/year (for example, “October 2016”) to view all posts that occurred within that month/year.

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A more organized shopping experience:

  1. The Primary Navigation Menu: Hover over “SHOP” to shop “BY CATEGORY”, “BY POST”, “BY ROOM”, or “BY BRAND/DESIGNER”; hover over these menu options for drop-down menus. Stick around to buy everything you’ll need and want this upcoming holiday season!

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  1. The Homepage: Shop the “FEATURED ITEM”, located on the Homepage, below “RECENT POSTS” and above the Footer.

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Learn more about The Collocater, contact me, or subscribe to the newsletter:

  1. The Primary Navigation Menu: Hover over “ABOUT” to view “THE COLLOCATER”, “CONTACT”, and “SUBSCRIBE” pages. While you’re there, drop me a line, or subscribe to The Collocater’s newsletter to receive new post notifications, product updates, and sale alerts.

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Search the site:

  1. The Footer: Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Search the site via the search bar, located in the Footer (the Footer is visible regardless of where you are on the site).

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All that legal stuff:

  1. The Footer: Click on “POLICIES” to view The Collocater’s Policies, Courtesy Statement, Terms and Conditions, and our Privacy Policy.

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Last, but certainly not least, follow along via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or E-Mail:

  1. The Homepage: View my latest Instagram photos or subscribe to the blog, on the Homepage, below “RECENT POSTS” and above the Footer.

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  1. The Footer: Go directly to my profile(s) by clicking on the social icons, below “SOCIAL”.

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Like the new site? As always, thanks for following along!

What’s In My Bag?

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The Details:

TRUFFLE Clarity Clutch · Valentino Bag · Clare Vivier Clutch · Burberry Sunnies · Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist · Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex · MAC Lipstick · Christian Dior Lip Balm · MAC Lip Pencil · Yves Saint Laurent Luminizing Pen

A short, but sweet, post today, as I am currently decorating for Fall (enter fall themed emojis)! So, be sure to check out my Instagram this week!

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I oftentimes carry a small handbag throughout the day, and switch to a clutch at night (if I happen to be venturing out). Thus, I was in need of a bag to put within my bag that would assist me during this switch, without losing all of my essentials in the shuffle. Consider this feat achieved with the TRUFFLE Clarity Clutch.

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Furthermore, the TSA approved size makes this an effortless transition into my carry-on suitcase (say “Adiós” to that non-aesthetically pleasing Ziploc you’ve been using). I am starting my week feeling “effortlessly put together” (fitting tagline, TRUFFLE!).

The Details:

TRUFFLE Clarity Clutch · Valentino Bag · Clare V. Clutch · Burberry Sunnies · Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist · Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex · MAC Lipstick · Christian Dior Lip Balm · MAC Lip Pencil · Yves Saint Laurent Luminizing Pen

All opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting The Collocater.

Transition to Fall

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The Details:

J.Crew Tippi Sweater (solid rib necksolid turtleneckjacquard dotleopard printargylenautical stripegingham) · The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo

Between the changing of the leaves, from green, to yellow, to red, the fall weather slowly making it’s way west, and fall fashion sales, I am officially ready for all this season has to bring!

I picked up my favorite sweater in a variety of colors during J. Crew’s online sale (use code GETSHOPPING at checkout for 30% off select full-price items and 40% off select sale items, through tomorrow, October 17, 2016, 11:59pm ET.). These sweaters wear well solo or layered; buying one in every color and pattern is justifiable!

However, having purchased this sweater season after season, I have come to realize that the cost of my dry cleaning far exceeded the cost of the actual item. That is until I discovered The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo. Launder my “dry clean only” woolen items at home, at a fraction of the cost; yes, please!

My favorite wool sweater + The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo will have you transitioning into fall in style!

The Details:

J.Crew Tippi Sweater (solid rib neck, solid turtleneck, jacquard dot, leopard print, argyle, nautical stripe, gingham) · The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo

All opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting The Collocater.

The Collocater, Defined

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Collocate, by definition, is to set or arrange in a specific place or position (though commonly used in linguistics, I personally believe collocate is a lifestyle term). The Collocater is a source for all things organization. I firmly believe that organization is one part function, one part personality, and all parts style. I hope to inspire people to add a little organization to our otherwise unpredictable, and thus, unorganized lives. So, thanks for following along; I hope you enjoy!