Re-fashioning Your Family and Home for the Holidays with Peyton & Parker

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I don’t know about you but I LOVE to re-style my home every season and holiday.  It freshens up the look, and is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the everyday!  Admittedly, it’s terribly easy to be tempted every season to add to my holiday collections.  But alas, I live in NY where space is limited and funds are well, limited too!  So I either have to love it with all my heart and/or it has to be an irresistible deal!  That’s why when I heard about JCPenney’s newly launched Peyton and Parker collection, my ears perked up!  With all their affordable prices, I can (we can) all totally makeover our families AND homes this holiday season!

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Pictured above are some of my favorite picks!  Isn’t the coordinated collection SO CUTE!  As you can see, the mix and match line includes items for the whole family and home while highlighting some of the latest trends (can you say mad for plaid??)  People are going to love it for being classic and approachable with great price points!

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A plaid woman’s shirt for instance currently runs under $20 with their current coupon sale.  And orders over $99 come with free shipping!


That’s something to cheer about, isn’t it??

The more I studied the collection while at the MomTrends and Parents Magazine event, the more I realized that there were some amazing mommy and me finds here.  And you KNOW I love that!

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Aren’t these just the most adorable sets?  I’m thinking these would make the perfect family holiday card outfits.  What do you think?  Click here for my 4 Dos and Don’ts when choosing what to wear for a photo shoot.  You DON’T want to be listed on that viral, awkward family photo site.

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Click here to see more of the Peyton & Parker JCPenney fashion collection!  It is available in select JCPenney stores too.

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I just love that Peyton & Parker is all about family.  The brand promotes putting family first and enjoying them to the fullest.  And if you know, me I’m all about making memories with the ones I love and celebrating everyday. What’s your favorite item from this collection?

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Thanks to MomTrends and Parents Magazine for the wonderful event and to all the fellow bloggers who made the event so fun!

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This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions expressed are my own.


Chic Chanel Party Planning Ideas for your Favorite Fashionista

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When Juliet asked for a “fancy dress-up party” with just her closest girlfriends, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to host her party at Glitter and Glam, (a beautiful kids’ spa with runway) and to incorporate the CC no.5 idea I had been secretly already been planning for her 5th birthday!  Yes, a Chanel party for kids!  But without titling her birthday, a Chanel party, I incorporated all of the brand’s iconic elements, (all fashionable signatures that I adore) into the party’s design and produced a Cute and Classy CC no.5!  Read on to see how and collect your own party planning ideas for a super chic Chanel-inspired party that YOUR favorite fashionista will love!

  1.  Pick your color theme.  Juliet’s favorite color is pink and given the venue was primarily white and pink and had gold chairs, chargers and candelabras, I knew to compliment the signature black and white Chanel combo with shots of pink and gold. kids spa, nj kids spa, nj birthday venues, paramus birthday venues, paramus nj spa, paramus nj kids spa Let your venue’s natural surrounding and offerings help determine your party’s colors and/or choose the venue with your color theme already in mind and save money.  Work with the venue’s set colors not against it.
  2. Incorporate the logo. These kids now all think that CC stands for Cute and Classy lol!  And that’s exactly what they were. Cute and oh so classy.  cute and classy no 5, chanel birthday, chanel party ideas, chanel shower, chanel no 5 partyFor her 5th birthday, we played off the famous perfume, titling the event CC no.5.  Thank you, Supermimi for all the super custom printables! They elevated the party giving it a professional, custom look!  (Don’t you love her shop’s name?  It’s like a superhero is coming to your party’s rescue lol)  I highly recommend her super powers.  She has a stylish eye, quick response time and uncanny ability to customize anything from chocolate wrappers to straw flags and banners!chanel themed birthday, chanel themed party, chanel themed kids party, cc no 5
  3. Find and Feature coordinating fabrics.  It’s all about the fashion after all.  So go beyond plastic table covers.  Think quilting, black and white stripes, or in our case, flowery 3-D pink fabric that elevated this kids’ party tablescape or nubby black and white tweed for the selfie station backdrop! chanel style, chanel shower, chanel inspired party, chanel 50th, chanel 40th, chanel birthday, chanel kids party, chanel girls party
  4. Get guests to dress upchanel inspired party, chanel inspired shower, chanel inspired birthday, chanel no 5, chanel party planningEncourage guests to dress in theme and I promise, your pictures will really pop!  If you have stylish friends like I do, it’ll be welcomed as a fun challenge.  I love my friends.  They’re always up for a fun fashion theme!It serves as a natural ice breaker too to see and discuss how people chose to style themselves.
  5. Produce a fashion show and provide props.  I provided Chanel-inspired kids’ outfits and accessories for the little girls to borrow.  Props could include everything from berets and pearls to sunglasses, gloves, poodles and Coco-like outfits. glitter and glam nj, glitter and glam party, glitter and glam kids spa, kids runway show See prior post on the 5 things to look for when hunting down Chanel-inspired fashions!chanel girls outfits, chanel kids accessories, chanel party, chanel party ideas, chanel inspired party, chanel style, chanel fashion
  6. Get glam and pampered.  Even littles enjoy luxe spa treatments!  glitter and glam, glitter n glam, nj kids spa, kids spaManis, pedis and a selection between makeup application and a facial was enjoyed by all! Read on here for more on Glitter and Glam’s spa offerings and services.  They are so sweet to kids and made getting beautified truly a Cute and Classy experience!glitter and glam kids spa, kids spa, glitter and glam nj, kids pedicure, kids spa party
  7. Parisian foods.  For our brunch we had French croissants and quiches offered alongside beloved breakfast and lunch offerings like salad, mac n. cheese, bagels, fruit kebobs and oatmeal.  Your menu could also consist of a crepe station, baguette and cheese station, and a macaron tower.  Is it cold out?  How about some hot COCO?
  8. Decorate with fashionista flair.  I copied pages out of my Chanel book and decorated our selfie station with gorgeous Chanel-inspired illustrations (as already shown above).  I also added Coco Chanel’s famous quotes around the walls of our dining room and by our rolling rack to continue the theme. “Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway.”  – Coco Chanel <door sign below>Even the hats were custom-made to match the decor with a giant crepe camellia.  Thanks to Roniesia from Lifestyle and Events for hand-making all of these for us and for helping to install, setup and breakdown this party with me!chanel themed party, chanel themed birthday, chanel kids, chanel kids party, chanel style, chanel party decorSupermimiDesign helped make every detail look so posh with the printables! Other fashionable details included pearl napkin holders that doubled as favors and quilted chain purses that doubled as favors and chair decor.coco chanel, chanel style, chanel themed partyAnd what about these amazing Chanel stickers that I nabbed at the Chanel NY pop -up experience?  I placed them on trays and on all the kids’ glasses!
  9. Offer fashion-forward desserts.  CC or Chanel glitter lollipops anyone? chanel themed birthday, chanel themed shower, chanel desserts, chanel lollipop, coco chanel party, chanel kids party
    Sweet Caroline Confections provided the most glamorous glittery lollipops we had ever seen. They were a huge hit with the kids AND moms!  And they tasted sooo good.  Contact her!  She’ll make any custom design look perfectly birthday, chanel desserts, chanel cupcakes, chanel invitation, chanel themed party, chanel inviteTo match the invite, party theme and colors, I also worked with A Dose Of Pink on Chanel and beauty themed cupcake toppers.  Surprisingly, these delicate creations shipped without any breakage and looked incredibly artistic in person. Notice the quilted CC detail?chanel party, chanel party planning, chanel cupcake, chanel dessertsThey’re toppers so you add them with a little frosting (glue) to whatever cupcakes you want.  Juliet and I had so much fun baking them the night before her party and then felt like professionals presenting them with these amazing toppers.  Prettiest cupcakes ever!chanel cupcake topper, chanel cupcake, chanel dessert, chanel party ideas, chanel themed party, chanel inspired party, spa partyAnd then there was the cake.  What sort of birthday would it be without cake?  It’s the star of the table and as elegantly made as this was, it surely did shine!  chanel themed desserts, chanel cake, chanel cupcake, chanel cupcake toppersKnowing that Juliet did not want any black on her cake, I opted for a black and white cake stand (a Sephora box turned upside down).  And I asked Jolirose Bake Shop to create a quilted white cake with  gold pearl accents and a gold sequin bottom.  It turned out more fabulous than we could have imagined!chanel birthday party ideas, chanel party ideas, chanel themed party ideas, chanel themed birthday, chanel cakeIs this not the prettiest cake?  Inside was white cake with baby pink frosting to match the decor.   Thank you to all the vendors who participated in exchange for promotion.  The party would not have been the same without you!

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