Let's keep the gift guides coming! So far I've done gifts under $25, gifts under $50, gifts under $100... And today is all about gifts under $250!

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I hope you've enjoyed the first two gift guides! Today's guide is all about gifts under $100...

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Following yesterday's round-up of gifts under $25, here are my favorite picks under $50...

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I'm so excited to kick off this year's holiday gift guides! Just like last year, I'll be featuring gift guides by price (plus an extra for the guys!). Without further ado, everything under $25...

Several of these would make great Secret Santa presents or stocking stuffers as well! A few more ideas: 

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It's Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday all in one! Take 15% off all purchases of $100+. It's your chance to get gifts for all the girls on your list and maybe a little something extra for y-o-u, too! This is a great time to shop for monogrammed items as well since there will be cut-off dates for iPhone cases and stationery in early December. Shop HERE!

*Offer valid Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Discount cannot be applied to gift cards or previous orders.


Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're cooking, entertaining, or on the road, I hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by people you love. This year I'm most thankful for all of you — this amazing community of women (and a few super stylish gentlemen!) who read my beloved blog each day, who have rallied around the launch of my boutique, and who remind me each and every day how much I love what I do. Thank you, thank you, thank you — now go have a second helping of pie for me! xx

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It's Shopbop's big event and lots of my favorite pieces just went on sale. Whether you're craving cozy fall sweaters or fast-forwarding to happy spring brights, you're sure to find something you love. Let me know what's coming home with you!

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I told you I live in skinny jeans! I think they're the easiest to throw on in the morning and look just as cute with ankle booties and ballet flats as they do with heels and riding boots... Definitely a win in my book. This pair from my beloved James Jeans is easily my new favorite — just like this last pair they're super soft and stretchy. I know some of you snatched up a pair after the last post so I'm excited to share that James Jeans has extended their discount through December 31! All Design Darling readers will receive 25% off their purchase with code JJ004 at checkout. Check out their new arrivals and let me know which pair is coming to live with you!

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It's not often I see pictures of a home and think I could move in without wanting to change a thing. Every now and then though I find something destined for the dream home file. This Canadian lake house would do the trick, don't you think?
Seriously? Yes please.
Note to self: color-blocked upholstery is a must-have.
It's no surprise I love this navy and white kitchen.
Who wouldn't want to wake up to this?!
And a pretty cool porch to boot. Could you live here? What would you change?!

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you're all excited for Thanksgiving and the short week ahead. I'd love for you to pop in and see what's new in the boutique — a few very cute decor items just in time for the holidays! I hope you love them as much as I do :)

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Congratulations to Hannah B., lucky winner of this week's Truffle pouch giveaway! The wonderful team at Truffle was so impressed with your entries that they've generously extended 20% off to all Design Darling readers through Monday. Whether you need a cosmetic case made for traveling or a cute way to tote your essentials to the beach or the gym, Truffle is the way to go. Shop the collection HERE and don't forget to enter DESIGNDARLING for 20% off at checkout!

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What a week! A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the Kate Spade party last night. It was such a special evening and I'll have lots of pictures to share with you next week! In the mean time here's a little style inspiration for your (almost) holiday weekend!
White on white with a wrist full of pearls. Who could say no to that?
A red lip and little black dress fit for holiday festivities.

Girly detail on the perfect cozy white sweater.

Would you dare to wear a tutu? I think the look is cute, fun, and unexpected.
Sparkly shoes — and the same pair I happened to be wearing at the party last night! Have a great weekend everyone! xx

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Thank goodness for Pinterest. I feel like I'm constantly stumbling upon new blogs, designers, products, you name it. One of my recent discoveries is the work of Lynn Morgan, a Connecticut interior designer whose work speaks to my love of all things blue and white. Without further ado...
Stunning, right? The last space is possibly the cutest, coziest living room I've ever seen. Then again there's a lot to love: the arched doorways, cushy seating, outdoor seating... What's one thing your dream home wouldn't be complete without?

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It's the most wonderful time of year! I love the promise of quality time with family and friends, the thrill of finding the perfect gift, and, yes, having lots of reasons to dress up and celebrate! This year instead of splurging on multiple cocktail dresses I'll only wear once or twice, I've decided to focus on updating my accessories to breathe new life into outfits I already own. Who's with me? Here are fifteen current favorites catching my eye:

(10) Aurelie Bidermann cuffsplurge-worthy! (11) Loren Hope bracelet (12) CC Skye bangle
(13) Bop Bijoux studs (14) Loren Hope necklacetotal show-stopper! (15) Gorjana studs

Are you a gold or silver jewelry person? What fun events do you have lined up for the season? Do tell! xx


I'm all about pieces that are functional and stylish: adorable matches, a cute monogrammed iPhone case,  chic tortoiseshell glassware, you get the picture. Unsurprisingly then I'm a little obsessed with my new Nº 1 Clarity Pouch from the sweet team at Truffle. The transparent case is perfect for toting essentials like hair ties, makeup, and spare baubles just about anywhere and everywhere. And the "bright peony" color (don't you just love that name?!) is the perfect pop of color for carrying inside my go-to Longchamp tote

I'm excited to be partnering with Truffle to give one of you the pouch of your choice! To enter simply follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below (you'll have to click over to mackenziehoran.com to enter). I'll be announcing the winner on Friday. Good luck! xx


Every year I resolve to finish my holiday shopping early and every year I find myself making last minute purchases, paying for expedited shipping, etc. This year I'll have no excuse because — drumroll, please! — I'm delighted to be hosting a holiday shopping soirée at kate spade new york's Greenwich, CT, store! 

I hope you'll join me and Elle Magazine this Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. for sips, snacks, and, of course, shopping! As a special treat to everyone who attends, kate spade new york is offering all shoppers 20% off all purchases. 

There's never been a better excuse to pick up this colorblocked skirt for holiday festivities, a cute iPad case for your BFF, and this girly necklace for your sister. Please RSVP to ElleRSVP@hearst.com. I hope to see you there! xx 


I'm excited to announce that I've added gift certificates to the boutique just in time for the holidays! They're available at a variety of price points and each recipient will receive a personalized note with a custom code to use at checkout. Shop them HERE and as always feel free to email me with any questions! Happy shopping :) xx


It's always a happy day when I receive the "new arrivals" email from J.Crew and this time around I'm falling particularly hard for all the cute jewelry, sweaters, and winter wear. These Sperry Top-Sider for J.Crew boots are the definition of classic-with-a-twist and I for one can't get enough. Check them out here and see my top ten new arrival picks right here. Enjoy your weekend! xx


This weekend I'm off to Amherst to see the play my sister Reilly wrote for her senior thesis project. I'm excited to see what she's been working on all these months and to spend time with all the family members and friends who are making the trek as well. What's one thing you're most looking forward to this weekend? Have a good one!