NYE Sales!

 

Enjoy New Year’s Eve with a few good sales! See you all in 2012!

Alloy.com is offering 15% off any order over $75 with code 5AFFNA. Also, prices are up to 80% off in their End of Season Clearance section, all sweaters are up to 40% off and all outerwear is up to 30% off for a limited time.

ASOS is having a huge sale, and even more items are now marked down to up to 70% off, with free shipping and returns as always! Shop now for the best selection.

Bloomingdales is having their After Christmas Sale, with up to 75% off a great selection of Women’s styles, and 30-50% off a great selection of Mens styles, Shoes, Handbags, Jewelry, and Accessories, all through 1/2.

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Home For Christmas

I’m back to my home away from home in DC! I experienced a strange mixture of boredom and fun at home in Kansas City. The boring part only an issue because 1) my family only had one working vehicle (my dad’s truck) and 2) my friends still had to work (work doesn’t stop when you’re not vacationing).

Being home as an adult is so different from living there as a kid. I had the chance to experience the night life and do new things… like go to a jazz club/jazz museum:

The Blue Room (KC’s known for jazz & bbq)

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Today is the JPD’s 1st birthday! Yay! And this is my 200th post! Woohoo! The title of this post expains it all. In celebration, I created a new layout! Hope you all like it as much as I do!

Aside from those two milestones, one of the best things this time of year are the classic Christmas movies and (even better) classic Christmas songs. Here are some of my favorite holiday classics… with a modern twist. Enjoy!

JPD Christmas Remixed

  1. Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix) – Bing Crosby
  2. Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix) – Dean Martin
  3. Everybody’s Waiting For The Man With The Bag (Thunderball Mix) – Kay Starr
  4. The Christmas Waltz (AwayTeam Remix) – Nancy Wilson
  5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Suedojazz Remix) – Lena Horne
  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Malibu Mix) – Billy May
  7. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) – Kay Starr
  8. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Mulato Beat Remix) – Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton
  9. The Christmas Song (Michael Kessler Open Fire Mix) – Mel Torme
  10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (MNO Remix) – Rosemary Clooney
  11. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Psapps Lady Remix) – Kay Starr
  12. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Shrift Remix) – Andy Williams

5 Gifts That Give Back

1. Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Empower $2.99 $1.99 Avon.com [Avon Foundation funds programs that help end violence against women. Donating 100% of net proceeds.]

2. Out of Print assorted novel women’s tees $28 at outofprintclothing.com [Books For Africa donates books to communities in need. Donating one book for every tee sold.]

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25 Songs of Christmas: My 2011 Christmas Playlist

To help you set the holiday mood as you deck the halls… here’s some merry tunes! Enjoy!

JPD 25 Songs of Christmas Playlist on Spotify

  1. Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West ft. Teyana Taylor & CyHi Da Prynce
  2. Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
  3. Peace on Earth – Kaskade ft. Joslyn
  4. What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
  5. Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls
  6. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  7. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Ella Fitzgerald
  8. This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
  9. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  10. Sleigh Ride – TLC
  11. Last Christmas – Wham
  12. Christmastime Is Here (Vocal) – Vince Guaraldi
  13. Mistletoe – Colbie Caillat
  14. Zat You Santa Claus – Louis Armstrong
  15. I Like A Sleigh Ride (Jingle Bells) – Peggy Lee
  16. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Jackson 5
  17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes
  18. Little Drummer Boy – Low
  19. Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree – The Magnetic Fields
  20. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
  21. Merry Christmas, Baby – Christina Aguilera ft. Dr. John
  22. Blue Christmas – Michael Bublé
  23. Christmas Wish – Stacie Orrico
  24. Let It Snow – Boyz II Men ft. Brian McKnight
  25. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (Mangini vs. Pallin Remix) – Ella Fitzgerald