If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you may already know that I am forever on the hunt for the so-called “fountain of youth”. Now that I am in my 40’s, I seem to be perpetually tired and my eyes are a dead giveaway. So when I got the opportunity  to try a new-to-me eye cream, I jumped at the chance. Especially when it contains ingredient that I haven’t tried yet.  So today I introduce you to VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream 2.5. For years I’ve used products with harsh chemicals but more recently I’ve been intrigued by products that contain more natural ingredients. This eye cream contains evening primrose to boost circulation & smooth wrinkles, avocado to deliver antioxidants, elderberry for glowing skin and chamomilla recutita to reduce flaky skin which combined leave your skin feeling refreshed day & night. I’ve been using the eye cream for almost a month now and wanted to share my experience with you.

First things first…the packaging! The VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream comes in a beautiful cobalt blue jar in a little leather (at least it feels like leather) pouch. The jar also contains a crescent shaped activation strip that you can use to apply the product. I, unfortunately, mistook it for the inner seal and threw it out so I applied the product directly with my ring finger. But the activation strip is a tool to help remove dead cell buildup and prepare the skin for better absorption. The cream can be used both morning (to help protect against pollution & UV rays) and night (to repair skin cells). I mostly use it in the evening but it does work seamlessly with my morning skincare & makeup routine as well. I didn’t notice much difference when it came to dark circles but it does absorb nicely without any sticky residue and leaves my under eye area feeling super moisturized. It definitely appears to soften my under eye lines and helps keep concealer creasing at bay (which is my biggest problem)!  The VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream retails for $199 and can be purchased here. It’s definitely a luxury product but a little bit goes a long way. Do you use an eye cream in your everyday skincare routine?

Disclosure: Thank you to VIIcode for sponsoring this post. I also received the VIIcode T2 Oxygen Eye Cream free of charge for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

I recently got rid of more than half of the clothes in my closet. My end goal is to ONLY have items in my closet that I would be happy to wear (or feel cute in). I was holding on to SO many things that I knew I would never really wear again. And every time I would step in either of my closets, I still felt like I had nothing to wear. So now even though I have less, I actually feel like I have more because I can actually see what is in my closet! Does that make sense? I’m still in the process of going through all of my shoes but…baby steps. =) All of the items I’m wearing have been hiding in my closet so unfortunately most of them are sold out. But maybe you’ll be inspired to clear out your closet too!?!

Outfit Details: Knot Sisters Lace Cami, AG Jeans, Marmi Booties c/o, Justfab Cardigan, Brixton Hat (similar), Marc Jacobs Sunglasses, Baublebar Choker (similar)

 

Outfit Details: Target Dress, Free People Slides, Brixton Cap, Baublebar Snake Bangle Bracelet

I took these pics back in September and surprisingly all of the items I’m wearing are still available! That never happens! I didn’t have time this year to do my usual black friday sale round-up so I’m just going to share my five faves from my five favorite sales below. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

JCREW: 40% off select items + free shipping with code THANKU. 11/21-11/26

MADEWELL: 25% off select marked merchandise with code DONTSTRESS. 11/21-11/26

NORDSTROM: 20% off select sale items. 11/23-11/27

REVOLVE: Up to 50% off sale styles. 11/22-11/24

SHOPBOP: Up to 30% off with code MORE17. 11/21-11/26

 

It’s that time of year again…SHOPBOP is having their annual tiered sale where you can save up to 30% off your purchase with code MORE17. It is the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts and SAVE! I’m sharing my favorite items below plus this year I threw in a little gift guide with ideas for everyone on your list! BTW, the sweater I’m wearing above is included in the sale so if you LOVE the color mustard like I do, I highly recommend it!

TOPS: Striped Top, Ruffle Top, Studded Top, Cold Shoulder Top (also available in black), Velvet Sweatshirt, Rose Gold Tank

SWEATERS: Cream Off the Shoulder Sweater (also available in mustard), Mustard Sweater, Knit Draped Cardigan Sweater, Military Sweater, Boyfriend Cardigan (also comes in black), Natural Off The Shoulder Sweater

DRESSES: Floral Print Dress, Velvet Dress, Rose Print Dress, Black Lace Dress, Sheer Rose Overlay Dress

JACKETS: Faux Fur Coat, Velvet Bomber Jacket, Furry Bomber Jacket, Suede Moto Jacket, Plaid Jacket, Camel Coat

BOOTS: Sparkle Sock Booties, Black Sock Booties, Taupe Slouch Boots, Black Studded Booties, White Booties, Khaki Snake Embossed Booties

GIFT IDEAS: Humans of NY Book, Sugarfina Candy Bento Box, Jersey PJ’s (tank/shorts), Wool Beret (available in multiple colors!), Faux Fur Wine Bags, Dragons Love Tacos Book Set

PLEASE NOTE: Items SELL OUT quickly during this sale so I apologize if items listed have already sold out. See sale details below:

20% off orders of $200+

25% off orders of $500+

30% off orders of $800+

WITH CODE: MORE17

Exclusions apply…click here for full sale details.

I always love finding new online boutiques to shop and introduce to you guys. Especially when the prices are right! Lately I’ve been making an effort to shop for staple pieces that I can wear every day. Anyone who knows me, knows I have 65237653476534 dresses in my closet but I am lacking when it comes to the basics! Bungalow 20 knows how to keep you looking put together and on-trend without looking trendy with pieces that can take you from play date to date night. Also, be sure to scroll down to the end of this post for an exclusive discount code just for Stylish Housewife readers!

Embroidery, graphic prints and cut-outs are all the rage right now so I decided to style one of each to show you how I wear these trends in my day-to-day life. I immediately fell in love with the flower patch sweatshirt and knew it HAD to be mine. What’s better than a grey sweatshirt? I grey sweatshirt with patches on it…that’s what! It takes a basic look to the next level without even trying. And can we talk about this velvet quilted mini backpack for a minute? It is the most beautiful burgundy color…which I think is THE COLOR of the season but it also comes in a classic black.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Flower Patch Sweatshirt c/o Bungalow 20, Bungalow 20 Quilted Velvet Backpack, Madewell Step Hem Denim Skirt (on sale! more sizes available here!) , Old Skool Low-Top Vans, Brixton Cap

Next up is this Star Hoodie. The hoodie is making a comeback my friends. It’s not just for the kid in E.T. anymore. I’ve been seeing them layered underneath blazers and I have to admit, I’m loving that look! And this one would be perfect because it isn’t too oversized.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Bungalow 20 Star Print Hoodie, Madewell Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans, Nike Rose Gold Sneakers

Last but not least, I chose this long sleeve cut-out sweater. And it is just as cozy as it looks! I still can’t get enough of anything off the shoulder so this updated one shoulder cut-out top is just my style. I love how feminine it looks too!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Cut-Out Long Sleeve Top c/o Bungalow 20, AE Jeans (these are the best white jeans…not see through at all!), Pendant Necklace (matching earrings also available!) c/o Baublebar, Jeffrey Campbell Mules, Tom Ford Aviators

SHOP MORE OF MY FAVE ITEMS AT BUNGALOW 20 BY CLICKING THE IMAGE BELOW:

P.S. BUNGALOW 20 is offering Stylish Housewife readers 20% off your purchase with code: STYLISH.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Bungalow 20 for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.