Last Minute Valentine’s Day GIFT IDEA!

HAPPY MONDAY! I had to absolutely share this amazing gift giving tool courtesy of COACH! You must check it out – what a cool way to give a gift –GIFTNOW! Here’s how it works: when you don’t know if your recipient will love your selection OR when you need to send a gift ASAP because you forget (eek!), you send via GIFTNOW and before it ships, the recipient has the option to EXCHANGE IT (ie. adjust size, color or easily exchange for something else)! Say what? I know – SO SO SO GREAT! Here are some of my absolute favs for gift giving and frankly, just a treat for yourself!

For him, I LOVE this briefcase (above) – comes in 3 colors! The perfect blend of classic + retro! and how cool is this men’s wallet – click here to see it? LOVE IT – super trendy! 

And for her — this bag is A-MAZING (left above), and this one too – click to see! ……..And this – view here! And this tote (pictured above right – also comes in a perfect bordeaux color which is totally perfect for the day of love) is on my WISH LIST! It is large and also comes with additional straps to be worn on shoulder OR cross body. It can easily fit all your necessities, tech gear and more. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Additional gift ideas by price below: 

Gifts FOR HER under $100 – CLICK HERE! under $250 – CLICK HERE!
Gifts FOR HIM under $100 CLICK HERE! under $250 – CLICK HERE!

For help picking out a gift, or for something for yourself, email me: nikkistrat@gmail.com.

xxx, Nikki

Cyber Monday Musts

A quick Cyber Monday post – here’s what I am loving today!

Have a great one! xxx, Nikki

COACH has a GREAT sale you must check out – click here! Check out their fab sunglasses, purses, wallets and more…….I love their new saddle bag!

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CLUB MONACO has such cute stuff right now – and with Cyber Monday promos, you have got to snatch up some items asap! Do not miss this coat – will be 35% off – I LOVE a good wrap coat like this. Comes in camel and burgundy. So gorg. Check out these boots too – so perfect – and this sweater too! PROMO CODE: THANKSAGAIN

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If you missed my Shopbop post, click here – last chance for a discount on EVERYTHING! I really love these bracelets (by Miansai) – they make such a fantastic gift and are NEVER part of sales! PROMO CODE – GOBIG16

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I bought these oxfords (seen on Insta) and they are amazing – run 1/2 size small. Grab them on double discount! Also, check out this handbag – love! PROMO CODE – GOBIG16

Next, if you thought you missed out on Athleta’s sale – jump in on their Cyber Monday sale! PROMO CODE – RECHARGE (20% OFF) 

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Holiday Gifting

I cannot believe the Holidays are only a month away! Where has this year gone? There are so many Thanksgiving Sales coming up and it is just honestly overwhelming!!! So instead of having you weed through everything out there, here are my His & Hers Holiday Gift selections! Each photo is a link to the item!

Happy Shopping & Happy Thanksgiving! xxx, Nikki

joie-ponchoscarf tory-burch saint-laurent-shopper ysl-clutch sorel  moncler

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jack-spade sneakers classic-burberry boss-cufflinks

This is why I LOVE………

Gilt.com! They posted 250 Key Fall Pieces and man do I love them all! I see a lot of black, leather, fur vests, designer handbags, awesome booties and more!

Don’t miss these prices and great selections! If you need help, email me asap…..see some of my favorites below! nikkistrat@gmail.com. xxx, Nikki

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For my last post, click here!

2 Years Today!

It’s official, today marks 2 years! I started Style Me Stratton one night in January 2014, without having any real idea how this whole blogging world works, but knowing that it would be a creative outlet for me . In 2 years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, how to keep my posts short & sweet for all you busy ladies and how to grow via affiliate marketing. I’ve been so lucky to partner with amazing retailers and most recently, join Threads Refined to add formalized personal styling to the list! Today, I am rounding up the most viewed posts and most popular items! Here’s what everyone liked:

These boyfriend jeans ($88/ run big order 2 sizes down) // This awesome fringe coat (now 50% off) // This beautiful ivory sweater! Also this one! // These Nike’s (they run true to size – I love them! they take about 20 min to break in) // These Stuart Weitzman booties (so many people bought these!) // This military coat (gorgeous) // These low ankle booties (so perfect) //  These Sandals (so comfy) // This Bracelet (you’ll wear it daily) // These men’s sneakers // This pair of Warby Parker Sunglasses //

Makeup Favs: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and YSL Touche Eclat // 

And if you missed my 2016 wardrobe staples, click here. Thank you so very much for following along! xxx, Nikki

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Turning Two + New Partnership!

This weekend, Style Me Stratton TURNS TWO! I thank you all for following along and growing with me! Many of you know I really enjoy personal styling and so, with a new year, comes a new partnership! I am so excited to share with you my partnership with Threads Refined, a stylist on demand service……a one stop shop for your closet! Click here to read about how it all works! I’ll be working on styling in person + virtually and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Here’s a sneak peek at my feature with Threads Refined (click to read)! xxx, Nikki

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2016 Wardrobe Staples

I’d like to thank you all for following along! It’s hard to believe 2016 is here…..and we are 9 days in already! This post will be focused on wardrobe staples…..this is my list of 10 closet must haves for Chicago women. I’ve found some amazing deals for you.

1 – An “almost” Classic Blazer – I would go black (I like this one and this one is amazing – super cool) or this Theory one in navy is fantastic! 

2 – A cashmere sweater – I recommend this one that comes in many colors! Simple, but warm and easy to pair with jeans or slacks.  A good basic like this is absolutely necessary. I’d recommend getting a couple colors.

3 – Leather – in the form of a jacket (check out this one), pants (totally hot!!!) or a skirt (I’m obsessed with this one!!!) ! Leather is a pure necessity. Yup, I said that. Don’t judge……and there’s always faux if you aren’t into real.

4 – A pencil/knit skirt, I have this one from Club Monaco and LOVE it. It can be dressed up or down! Wear with booties or with a sweet pair of athleisure Nikes! This pair is my GO TO!

5 – A fab winter coat! I found some amazing coats on sale! I recommend this Burberry one in black. And then I love this for everyday and this one for super cold days!

6 – Everyday boots/ booties –here is a pair from my go to brand! I cannot get enough of these suede booties. Pair with tights and a skirt or dress, with your favorite skinny jeans, or with leather leggings!

7 – Black jeans. Also so easy to dress up or down. Can also wear to work in many cases! This pair is the best. 

8 – A really, really great dress. Here are some of my favorites: orange sheath by A.L.C., opposite to that, this black maxi…….and if you haven’t discovered Self Portrait yet, this black dress is amazing, and this black & white one, and I love this lace one too!

9 – A year round scarf – you won’t be surprised with my favorite one! I prefer the black and the ivory!

10 – A silk blouse. This classic one by Equipment is perfect. Wear with above scarf! Easy!

What I like best about all these must haves is that they can all be worn together and provide you many combinations! Thanks for reading. xxx, Nikki

O.M.B.

O.M.B. = Oh My Barneys! What a sale – so much up to 40%OFF! There is so much to look through, but don’t worry, I’ve the done work for you. Here are my gift ideas for HER and HIM!

FOR HER: Buy her these Moto boots – I love this sleek pair! & pair them with this Vince fuzzy short-sleeve sweater – sale $199! // This Vince reversible shearling vest would be the best gift!!!! This will sell out- don’t miss it! // Or how about a handbag? The price of this black bucket bag by Alexander Wang makes it a must! // I also love this 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Clutch ($299).

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FOR HIM: These Vans are $39!!! So great. Just do it. // This Vince quilted sport coat is my fav – it’s almost sold out! // I love this Ralph Lauren Black Label grey pea-coat – so beautiful // A cool new wallet is always a great gift – my pick is this one by Lanvin ($229)// And these “Racing Watches” are fantastic. Click here for navy and here for black.

Happy Shopping! Happy Turkey Day! xxx, Nikki

Modern Holiday Dressing – More Sales!

Shopbop is offering a great sale with promocode GOBIG15. The more you spend, the more you save. Starting today through Monday, November 30th, get 15%, 20% or up to 25% off! Here are some of my favorite looks for holiday dressing. Many more edgy – more fashion forward looks…..TOP ROW – I’m obsessed with the navy skirt below. So cool. So modern. Wear with this grey bodysuit (yes, bodysuits are back!) Next, this ivory fringe sweater by Theory is SO amazing. Just gorgeous. And this black sweater with the ostrich feathers? Come on! I.L.O.V.E. Pair with leather pants or your fav jeans! Next, this faux fur vest is so cool, the back is open knit! (by Ella Moss) I tried it on recently and now with Shopbop’s sale, it’s a total must! I also love this black totally classic dress by Jill Stuart!

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Bottom row – First 2 tops are by Tibi – both on sale! I love the black & white macrame crop and the grey/camel top with the tie – so cool. Next, the deep v-neck top by ALC is gorgeous – pair with just about anything! It’s also on sale! and finally, this black leather skirt (by ALC) is priced so well it will sell out! I can picture it with the grey bodysuit & vest and also the ivory fringe sweater!

In case you missed my last post, click here for the 1 day Club Monaco sale – 30% off already on sale items (ends end of day Wednesday – 11/25)!!!! As always, I LOVE personal styling so email me directly! AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING! It’s my favorite holiday of the year!

xxx, Nikki (nikkistrat@gmail.com)

 

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