Black Friday Coundown Pt. Deux

Hey Dolls! I am still on the Black Friday countdown and what I’m swooning over today are these Stuart Weitzman Gigi Boots. They make the perfect gift for a young (or not so young) woman in your life. Here’s the scoop. Mr. Weitzman always has a Black Friday sale, but your never know the details until super close to the day. I’ll be checking the site daily for the deets and will update The Pretty Domestic as soon as possible.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

bar-cartHey Dolls! We are four days out and many of us are preparing to take planes, trains and automobiles to Thanksgiving celebrations with friends, family and loved ones. If you’re not traveling, you may be hosting, preparing to receive guests, and making last minute lists that include fresh turkey, crown roast of lamb, and cranberry  sauce.  

In addition to the T’day staples, don’t forget to stock you bar with the necessary liquors and mixers to serve your guests fabulous cocktails throughout the holiday weekend. 

I truly appreciate the aesthetic of a beautiful bar cart. Peep the must-haves below for the perfectly stocked bar. 

Vodka for vodka tonics, screwdrivers, and the vodka martini. Try Tito’s – $19.99; Grey Goose – $34.99;  Ketel One – $39.99.

Gin for martinis, gin and tonics, Tom Collinses, etc. Try Gordon’s – $11.99; Hendrick’s – $31.99.

Bourbon for Manhattans, old fashioned, and whiskey sours. Try Knob Creek – $29.99; Booker’s Bourbon – $56.99. 

Rum for daiquiris and mojitos. Try Mount Gay Eclipse Silver – $18; Flor de Caña Rum Centenary 12-Year-Old – $34.

Tequila for margaritas, sunrises, and palms. The best tequilas are made from 100 percent agave; check the label. Try Patron Silver – $45.

Whiskey or Scotch for Manhattans, old fashioned, and whiskey sours. Try Glenmorangie Single Malt – $40.bp_0307_barware_hd

You’ll also need the appropriate barware to mix your cocktails. Think ..

Ice bag
Bar spoon
Cocktail shaker
Ice Cube Trays

And don’t forget your mixers – Cointreau, Red Vermouth, White Vermouth and Bitters.

Be sure to pick up Club Soda, Tonic, and an assortment of juices. To ensure you have enough, grab the half-gallon jugs. Finally, don’t forget your lemons, limes, cherries, cocktail rimmers, plenty of ice and serve! 

For cocktail parties, allow for a pound of ice for each guest, as well as three drinks, three glasses, and three napkins per person for a two-hour party.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


Image: Nicole Gibbons – Pinterest

Black Friday Countdown

Good morning Dolls! Happy FriYAY! If you’re like me, you can’t believe the holidays are next month, and Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I can always tell how quickly the holidays are approaching by the number of Black Friday emails inundating me inbox. It doesn’t make sense for me to be selfish and keep the swag to myself. So daily, between now and Black Friday, I’ll be sharing what I’m be adding to my virtual cart.

First up, Sephora!  Dolls know I love Sephora, so their site will be first on my list at 12:00 am Friday. Their Black Friday preview begins today. I’m going to use some travel time this evening to do a little virtual shopping and save my picks to my cart.

Let the countdown begin!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


You are Cordially Invited to Champagne Sunday!

Happy Sunday Dolls! I know it’s late, but I couldn’t let the day, or night, go by without giving you a light libation to try this week. Given the week to which we are thankfully saying goodbye, I thought it appropriate to find a future-thinking cocktail for us to try. This week, I give you “Hope!” Peep the mixology below.

The Hope Cocktail


The Ingredients.

  • 1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon
  • 1⁄2 oz Cognac
  • 1⁄2 oz Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 t Mandarin orange liqueur, Mandarine Napoleon
  • 1 ds Orange bitters

The Mixology. Nothing difficult here. Stir straight up in a cocktail glass. Add a mandarine (or orange) twist and serve. Chin, chin!

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,



Sephora VIB Sale is Here!

Hey Dolls and fellow beauty junkies! It’s here, the Sephora VIB Sale! You know what it means, 20% off of everything for VIB members, today through November 14th. Purchases can be made in store on online using the 20VIB code at check out. Whether for yourself, or getting the jump on your holiday shopping, you’ll be sorry you missed.


What’s on this Doll’s wish list?

Cartier Baiser Volè Fraiche ($98)



GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment ($69)



Hermès 7-Piece Colognes Collection Travel Set ($224)


Hourglass Ambient Lightening Blush ($38)



Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23)



Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red ($21)



Sephora Eye Opening Eye Contour Tutorial Brush Set ($45)



Glitter, Gold & Everything Bold Clutch ($26)



Beauty blender Two.BB.Clean Set ($40)beauty-blender

So, what’s on your wish list?

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


Mascara Madness!

As a Doll who believes in sharing the wealth, it was a must that I drop a quick post letting you know that Mascara Madness is tomorrow! Mascara Madness is a sacred day at Nordstrom – mascaras are buy three get one free! Yes, you heard me correctly. So, whatever is on your Saturday “a Doll must do” list, add a swing by Nordstrom.


Don’t have time to make it in-store, click the image below and shop online.


Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


Best in Beauty … Boxes

Dolls, I’m not saying anything you don’t already not know, but just in case, beauty (and fashion) subscription services are all the rage! Ranging from $10 – $100/month, you have your choice of a few beauty favs, to the most stylish of head-to-toe looks. I’ll start with my favorite.

Play! by Sephora

I absolutely love Play! by Sephora! You can catch me around the 10th of each month waiting for our lovely postal carrier to deliver my black and white striped box of beauty bounty. So that you’ll be completely satisfied, Sephora gives you a mini-survey on your beauty likes and dislikes. playbysephora2

Subscription: $10.00/month

Julep Beauty Box

Julep is a customizable beauty box that lets you choose full-size beauty products and polish from brand-new collections. Similar to Play, take a short beauty quiz, sign up and receive your first beauty box. The fun of Julep, you can pick you monthly beauty products, or you have the option to skip a month if you like. 


Subscription: My Maven – $24.99/month, or $19.99/month with a three-month prepaid subscription. Maven Luxe – $39.99/month, or $34.99/month with a three-month prepaid subscription.


Hailed as one of original beauty boxes, your Birchbox will arrive monthly with five skincare, makeup and beauty samples. In addition to the monthly subscription service, you can shop directly from the Birchbox site. And if that weren’t enough, spend some downtime on their Ideas + Inspiration page checking out the latest hair, makeup, etc. tutorials. 


Subscription: $10/month; $110/year or $99 with code BESTYEAR99.


BoxyCharm boxes arrives with 4 to 5 full-size beauty items, from makeup to skincare, beauty tools to color cosmetics. Brands range from emerging to established. You’re guaranteed to find a few new favorites in each box. 


Subscription: $21/month; $19.66/3 Months; $19.33/6 Months; 1 Year – $19.25.


POP SUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box  containing a mix of items – everything from beauty, fashion, food, fitness, and home.


Subscription: $39.00/month; $109.85/3 months; or $214.70/6 months.

Rachel Zoe Box of Style

For a truly luxe subscription box experience, check out the Box of Style brought to you by celebrity stylist turned designed, Rachel Zoe. Imagine a sleek box containing over $400 worth of products, hand-selected by Rachel Zoe and The Zoe Report editors delivered right to your door! Full on swoon! The swag inside is filled with an expertly styled assortment of fashion, beauty and lifestyle obsessions that’ll keep you looking and feeling chic year-round.


Subscription: $99/4x year or $349/year.

Not feeling the upcoming Black Friday rush, gift a friend, family member (or yourself), a beauty or fashion box for the holiday.

Until then, keep sharing the pretty,


It Must Be Christmas! 

Well not quite yet Dolls. I mean it was just Halloween. But a true sign of the upcoming holiday season is the arrival of the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book! Yep, it’s here! Full on swoon! Grab a flute of your favorite bubbly, click the image below, flip through the pages, and leave me a comment letting me know you whats’s your 2016 holiday luxe list!


Until then, keep sharing the pretty,