Cyber Monday Deals, Lupita Nyong’o Style, and More Men’s Gifts Ideas

Cyber Monday Deals

Asos 20% off the entire site at Asos.com with the promo code: GIMME20. Here are a few fun looks to consider:

1. This black sweatshirt and unicorn print for $45.37

Which was featured on none other than Sasha Obama last week at a college basketball game, featured here. Rumored to be “sold out”, as of yesterday, it is up on their site, so run to get this item for the young girl in your life…or young at heart as the case may be.

2. Here is this Midi Pleated skirt, which comes in an array of colors, featured here in Green, my favorite color. Pleated skirts are back in Ladies, and asos has got you covered!

Ann Taylor

Save 50% off entire purchase, USE CODE: GET50

2 Hot Items to consider:

1. Floral Jacquared Flounce Dress for $228

2. Midnight Lace Blouse for $119

Bauble Bar

Start out by playing BaubleBar’s game, Cyber Savings Smash, and score one of four deals: 20 percent off sitewide, 30 percent off sitewide, $25 off (orders of $50 and up), or a $100 gift card. At least 100 new products will be added on Today and Tuesday.

Lupita Nyong’o

Actress Lupita Nyong’o has everyone talking, from Oprah to the New York Times, and as the predictions go, the Academy. While her breakout performance as Patsey, the brutalized slave and lover of owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) in Steven McQueen’s film 12 Years a Slave earned her industry accolades, it’s her taste for style that has the fashion world a buzz. Nyong’o’s press tour looks — a calculated mix of respected heavy-hitters like Prada and Chanel with insidery-cool brands like Rodarte and Christopher Kane — got the Internet in a tizzy. Here are our top six looks on her on the red carpet:

1. Christopher Kane Dress

In this look Lupita gains major fashion street cred. London-based Christopher Kane is the buzziest designer around. Recently acquired by a mega fashion-backer, the small label is poised to launch into a full blown lifestyle brand. Do we smell spokesmodel?

2. Chanel

This night was Lupita’s official introduction to fashion society. Attending a New York art benefit/Tilda Swinton’s B-Day, and She mingled with Anna Wintour and was snapped in Chanel Couture equals approval from Karl Lagerfeld, which is like getting confirmed by the Pope.

3. J. Mendel

Looking luminescent in J. Mendel

4. Antonio Berardi

This citrus cocktail number is killer on her. Demure in coverage, but snug around her curves with a back cut-out that adds movement and volume to catch the eye. And do we love those leapard pumps? Yes, yes we do.

5. Miu Miu

Miu Miu is Prada’s little sister brand. Enough said. Lupita was the first person to wear the spring 2014 collection. Major fashion snaps. The dress is cute and whimsy with its ’60s psychedelic vibe. And note her awesome lipstick to match!

6. Prada

And speaking of Prada, Here is my favorite piece: While white gowns can look virgin-bride real quick, this dress, with its embroidered golden web around the torso and neckline, makes her look like virgin red carpet royalty. A virgin on the verge, indeed.

Gifts for Him

Cole Haan Loafers

With an embossed crocodile print and awesome contrasting dark blue, this modern take on the classic saddle shoe will be the perfect fit for the preppy guy on your list. They go for $198 at Cole Haan.

Custom Leather Luggage Tags

Ease baggage claim woes and show some thoughtfulness with a personalized luggage tag sure to last longer than your cross-country trip. Check out owenandfred.com where you can find these for $45

Nautica Toggle Cable Cardigan

Whether traveling between climates or transitioning from fall to winter, layers are still “in”. A sweater like this will take you from point A to B in style. One of my personal faves, do find this at nautica.com for $228

Fossil Ipad

Boring iPad accessories are utilitarian, but not necessarily creative. Move from function into stylish form with this camo tablet sleeve from Fossil. The rugged exterior will make you feel a bit more man-ish when you play Angry Birds. for $75

Chaps Shawl Cardigan Sweater

You don’t wear tailored jackets, huh? but need to polish up your act? . A cardigan sweater like this one is a perfect solution. Just add a dress shirt and a tie, and you’re polished, yet cool. Check this out at kohl’s.com for $70

Tommy Hilfiger Esquivel Brogue

More shoes: Stand out without making a scene in these two-tone Tommy Hilfiger x George Esquivel brogues. The limited-edition footwear collab puts Esquivel’s old-world craftsmanship with Hilfiger’s all-American flair. You can find them at usa.tommy.com for $399

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