Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

I have officially been writing my blog for over 1 year.  I want to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog and supporting me.  I’m sending big cyber hugs to you thru your screen :)  I can’t think of a better way to say thank you to all of you than to give back to you!  When thinking about what I wanted to do as a giveaway I came up with so many ideas.  But in the end, there is always 1 gift that always makes me happy… a Nordstrom Gift Card!!!!!

Life's Candy Jar Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

// Official Rules

  • There will be 4 winners!!
  • There will be 1 grand prize winner, a $100 gift card and this will go to someone subscribed to my blog.
  • There will be 3 winners who will each win a $50 gift card; 1 from Instagram, 1 from Twitter and 1 from Facebook.
  • 1 entry per person for each winning platform (1 entry per blog, 1 per FB, 1 per IG, 1 per Twitter).  You can enter at all 4 platforms, giving you 4 opportunities to win.
  • 1 person will not win at multiple platforms.  If you have already won in 1 platform I will move on to the next person.
  • I will pick the winners Wednesday, December 24th at 11:59pm EST, and announce the winners on Friday, December 26th here on the blog.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and live in the US to enter.

// How to Enter

  • Blog: Subscribe via email to Life’s Candy Jar blog, then comment on this post letting me know what you want to buy with the gift card.
  • Instagram: Follow me on IG.  Tag a friend on this photo that I post, then repost the photo with #LCJgiveaway
  • Twitter: Follow me on Twitter.  Favorite this photo that I post, then retweet the photo with #LCJgiveaway
  • Facebook: Like Life’s Candy Jar Facebook page.  Share this photo to your FB wall and tag 5 friends.

// Here is What I Would Purchase with a Nordstrom Gift Card!

giveaway picks

Danielle Nicole Handbag / MAC Lipgloss Set / Faux Leather Leggings / Hinge Floral Sweater / Charles David PumpKate Spade Cluster Earrings / Halogen Animal Print ScarfTopshop Handbag / Halogen Bootie / Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses / Leith Side Tie Sweater / House of Harlow Earrings / Charles David ‘Pact’ Pump / Current Elliott Jeans / Plaid Shirt / Foldover Clutch / Fresh Gift Set / Make + Model Pj Bottoms

Honestly from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for your support!  I love writing this blog and I couldn’t do it without all of you!

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Christmas Sweater & More

christmas sweater

christmas sweater

christmas sweater

christmas sweater

christmas sweater

Sweater: Topshop / Jeans: Paige / Shoes: Similar here

We were all in a silly mood and ran over and took some pictures in Santa’s sleigh.  It was probably this Christmas sweater that put me in the mood.  That and when Sofia came home from school she said “Mommy!  Why are you dressed like Christmas?”.  I wanted to act like a silly kid for a moment and run around having fun.  I got cold at the end and had to put on my coat.  Then my kids jumped in and wanted to do a silly picture with me.  I can’t believe it’s only 1 week till Christmas!!  Most of my shopping is done and I can’t wait to see my kids faces on Christmas morning.  They make it so fun and magical!

Speaking of Christmas shopping, I have been very busy this week shopping.  I did most of it online because I don’t like fighting the crowds and I can do all my shopping in my pj’s after my kids are in bed.

//Here is a list of stores and their deadlines for ordering for Christmas Eve delivery:

Nordstrom: December 21st (midnight) for free standard shipping on all merchandise, December 24th on select merchandise
Amazon: December 22nd for free 2 day shipping
Target: December 20th for free standard shipping
Anthropologie: December 19th (midnight) for standard shipping, December 21st for express shipping
J Crew: December 21st (midnight) for standard shipping, December 23rd (noon) for overnight
Piperlime: December 20th (midnight) for standard shipping, December 23rd (3:00pm EST) for expedited shipping
Sephora: December 18th for standard shipping, December 19-22 for expedited shipping

Check out my entire Holiday Shopping Guide for gift ideas

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Gadgets

Gadgets Holiday Shopping Guide

Smart Phone Deck / Frends + Baublebar Headphone Set / Crosley Radio ‘Songbird’ Radio / Crosley Radio ‘Corsair’ Clock Radio /  Selfie Stick / Marshall Speaker / Crosely Radio ‘Collegiate’ Turntable / Shure Sound Isolating Earbuds / Sony RX100 / Kindle Paperwhite / Jawbone

I love and hate gadgets all at the same time.  They are amazing and make my life easier, if I know how to use them.  This gadget gift guide is gadgets that I currently use or want to have in my life.  I have the Marshall speaker sitting in my kitchen.  This is what I use with bluetooth with my iPhone to listen to my music while I’m home.  It has a vintage look with amazing sound!  I use the Sony NEX6 for most of my Instagram pics, but it is now discontinued and sold out mostly everywhere.  The Sony RX100 is their next model.  I love these headphones that collabs with Baublebar that you get a sparkly pair of headphones plus a pair of earrings.  The Shure earbuds are amazing.  They are sound isolating, which is perfect for using anywhere in public; on the train, airplane or walking the streets.  My hubby uses the Kindle paperwhite to read all of his books.  It literally looks like paper, just like a book.  He can read it in the sun and there is no glare.  Download books, some for free with an Amazon prime membership.

I just discovered the Jawbone today!  I want it in my life so much starting January 1st (lol!!). It tracks everything including: steps, exercise, sleep, fitness, calories burned, hours slept, quality of sleep; track your food, drink, calories, nutrients.  I mean, this is the personal assistant I have been wanting in my life.

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Green Blazer

green blazer

green blazer

rachel barkules green blazer

green blazer

green blazer

green blazer

rachel barkules green blazer

Blazer: Nordstrom, available in several colors including metallic silver! / Top: Topshop (on sale) / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bag: so similar Topshop / Earrings: Baublebar

An embellished top like this is so easy to wear.  It’s like it has the jewelry already built into it.  I purchased this exact blazer in the spring in pink, now I’m back for round 2 with green.  You may not be able to tell in these pictures, but I was soooo freezing!  We were having a warmer day here (upper 30’s) and I was comfortable wearing this most of the day.  Then we stopped to take some pictures and it was windy and felt way colder.

Christmas is only 10 days away!!!  I went out and did some Christmas shopping this weekend.  It was so insane!  I ended up only buying a few gifts then going home and ordering everything online.  It beats the crowds and there is a much bigger selection.  If you are ordering gifts for Christmas delivery make sure you get it done this week.  Most stores are offering free shipping for Christmas delivery if ordered by this Friday.

Shopbop is having a sale on sale.  An extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRASALE

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Meet Me in Paris

Black Sequin Pants

Black Sequin Pants

Black Sequin Pants

Black Sequin Pants

Black Sequin Pants

Black Sequin Pants

Meet Me In Paris Red Sweater

Sweater: Nordstrom / Collared Shirt: Foxcroft / Pants: Trouve  / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bag: so similar Topshop

I feel like I always talk about how comfortable an outfit it.  It’s probably because I wish I could live in loungewear.  This sweater is so comfy I ended up wearing it around the house with my pj bottoms when I got home (without the white collared shirt underneath).  And check out these sequin pants!  They are elastic drawstring and no one has to know :)  This is my kind of outfit; It looks wonderful, but feels like pj’s!

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