Archives: December 2014

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Who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater?  Or better yet, who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater with a gift card inside!?  I actually would wear either of these sweater designs in real life….so I’m not sure “ugly” applies here, but you get the idea.  I’ve teamed up with Target for this fun holiday DIY.  I know for me, some people in my life are SO hard to shop for.  A Target GiftCard® is always a sure bet, but going the extra mile in how you present it will make it feel much more personal and thought out!

This DIY is super simple and just takes a little bit of creativity.  Supplies needed are a paintbrush and watercolors, watercolor paper, scissors, a sewing machine (or a needle and thread to hand sew), scissors, and of course, your Target GiftCard®

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1.  First thing you’ll want to do is paint your sweater.  Make sure that the body of the sweater is a little bit wider and a little bit longer than the size of your gift card.  About 2.75″ x 4″.

2.  After you are finished painting, measure 3.5 – 4″ past the end of your sweater and mark with a pencil.  Cut out your sweater + the rectangle you’ve created below.

3.  Cut a half circle notch at the bottom of the rectangle and fold to the back.

4.  Sew each side shut with a sewing machine.  Customize the back side with a “to and “from” or personalize with a note.

5.  Punch a hole in the top shoulder and attach a string.  You can add these to a packaged gift or gift them as-is!

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We partnered with Target to bring you this slice of holiday cuteness as part of their #GiftCardCheer campaign.

Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.



My butt will be here for a good part of the morning :)

Here’s a round up of some great deals going on today from some of my favorite shops!


ALL SAINTS – 20% off all styles with code THANKS

ASOS – 30% off  with code ILOVEMONDAYS

STEVEN ALAN – take an additional 15% off on orders $250 or more with code CYBER15

CLEOBELLA – take an extra 20% off sale with code BELLA20

FREE PEOPLE – additional 25% off all sale items

HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE – 30% off with code HolidayHDH

GAP – 40% off with code CYBER

J.CREW – 30% off select full-price styles with code HOLIDAY and additional 40% off sale + free shipping

MADEWELL – 20% off your entire purchase with code GIFTON

NEED SUPPLY CO. – 20% off sitewide

NORDSTROM – up to 40% off select products

SHOPBOP – Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000  with code GOBIG14

THE DRESLYN – 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY

TOPSHOP – 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

URBAN OUTFITTERS – take $15 off $75, $25 off $100 and $50 off $150



LADIDA – 20% off already 40% marked down items with code CYBER

FAWN SHOPPE – 40% off + an additional 10% off with code CYBER

MURRAY & FINN – 35% off with code SHOPSMALL

THUMBELINE – 20% off your entire order with code GOBBLE20

LE PETIT ORGANIC – 30% off with code BF30

BACABUCHE – 30% off sitewide

NICO NICO – 30% 0ff AW 14 with code SMALLTRADES


And of course, I’d love it if you shopped RYLEE & CRU this holiday season!  I won’t be offering any discounts today, out of fairness to all of you who supported me by purchasing at full value on the launch date and the few days after.  But I’ll give you a “cyber hug” if that’s any consolation! haha.  On my ETSY shop however, I am offering 20% off with code CYBER.  Happy shopping!  xx