I asked my sponsors to help me out with a little Scathingly Brilliant Gift Guide to get you started on your weekend Christmas shopping! :) I love what everyone came up with -- I already spotted a few things that are going on *my* wishlist too! :D Oh, and make sure to look carefully, there are quite a few exceptional coupon codes sprinkled throughout this post!! Just in time for Cyber Monday!! :)
Shop: FelineFataleShop by I Love Crafty
Coupon Code: Take 30% off with code KITTYCHRISTMAS
""Purrfect" jewelry for cat lovers! Unique, handmade acrylic jewelry by I Love Crafty"
Blog: Being Erica
"being erica (www.imbeingerica.com) is the clueless musings of an eternal tween-ager with an entirely too-big dress collection (only rivaled by kate's of course!). it's my life and style diary, where i post about my adventures in travelling, eating, and (most usually) shopping in london and beyond... won't you come and say hello?"
1. Cath Kidson tea for one set
2. Bonne Chance vintage tea party dress
3. Roses and Clementines rose bun crown
Shop: Vintage Sheet Variety Shop
Coupon Code: Use code BRILLIANT15 for 15% off your entire purchase
"The Vintage Sheet Variety Shop offers vintage linens and fabrics to help brighten up the unique and creative home. I have always appreciated and loved old things and my love for vintage sheets started as a child with my parent's set of-well washed brown butterfly sheets. The soft colors and nostalgic designs offered make beautiful, comfy quilts, distinctively retro accessories or anything else you can imagine!"
Shop: Hello Harriet
Coupon Code: Use code SCATHINGLYBRILLIANT for 15% off any purchase of £5 ($8.18) or more now through December 8th
"Hello Harriet aims to provide you with fun and super cute products to make your day a little better."
Blog: The Soubrette Brunette
"Sammi is the singer/actor/compulsive shopper behind The Soubrette Brunette, a style blog that focuses on all things girly, kitschy and retro. Sammi has a penchant for pretty, pastel dresses, and she can't say no to a novelty print. Above all, Sammi loves to have fun with fashion; humor and whimsy are her essential accessories."
1. The Neyla Dress in Rouge from Modcloth
2. The Snowy Sightseeing Coat from Modcloth
Shop: Unrehearsed Kickline
Coupon Code: Take 15% off orders of $5 or more now through January 1st with code BRILLIANT15
"Unrehearsed Kickline is an online store specializing in handmade pop culture referential pinback buttons and brooches as well as whimsical jewelry and illustrations by the shop's owner, Maine artist Aubin Thomas."
Shop: Rachel O's
Coupon Code: Take 25% off your order with coupon code BFRIDAY now through 12/3
"I create fabric button jewelry from my custom designed fabrics. Each piece is like a tiny canvas that you can wear."
Shop: Scrawny Girl
Coupon Code: 30% off with code STORENVYFLASH30 through December 2
"I make cute dolls and original watercolor illustrations. I have a fatal attraction to cuteness that you can see reflected in my work. I am participating in a Cyber Monday sale with 50 other handmade shops. Use the code STORENVYFLASH30 to save 30% in my shop on December 2!"
Shop: My Hideaway
Coupon Code: Take 15% off everything in the shop now through 12/2 with code BRILLIANT
"My Hideaway is the result of many hours spent in my tiny studio surrounded by little creatures, piles of felt and thread, and sketches for designs yet to be made. I strive to make special things you won't find anywhere else and to bring a little more joy into the world through color and texture, whimsy and playfulness. All of my pieces are handmade by me from my own designs and come thoughtfully packaged, ready for gift-giving!"
Shop: The Oblong Box Shop
"The Oblong Box Shop is a very small online boutique only offering the most special, fabulous and unique apparel and accessories. I carry a variety of items from pin up to rockabilly to vintage & handmade inspired clothing and accessories in very limited quantities. "
"Filled with candy colors, Mermaidens is a personal style blog that hopes to make you smile whenever you visit it."
1. Lime Crime lip stain in suedeberry
2. Rainbow print pleated skirt by Meadham Kirchhoff
Shop: Pretty Clementine
Coupon Code: 20% off $10 or more with code SANTA, 30% off $20 or more with code GINGERBREAD and 50% off $100 or more with code HOTCOCOA
"Pretty Clementine is a collection of prints, brooches & paintings inspired by movies, sweets & all things pretty & geeky. All of which are created by Rosa Clementine."
Shop: Papoose Clothing
Coupon Code: Use code BRILLIANT for 15% off your purchase
"My mom taught me how to sew when I was around seven with a crazy quilt pillow I kept on my bed for years. Those skills weren’t perfected until college when I took costume construction classes for my degree in Theatre. I was enthralled with the creative process and the different styles of clothing throughout history. My love of designing was really characterized in that sewing room behind the stage, but it wasn't until 2010 with the approaching arrival of my niece, Harper, that I decided to start a business. I wanted to create a few little keepsakes for her and became obsessed with making children’s clothes. After some thoughtful encouragement, the brand was launched shortly after and is currently based out of south Mississippi."
Shop: Mercantile 519
Coupon Code: Use code Brilliant now through January 31, 2014 and save 15% on your order
"Nicole Drouillard from Mercantile 519 is putting a trendy, modern twist on the centuries-old tradition of knitting. She is using a formerly-essential life-skill in a way that not only gives warmth to the wearer, but adds style to any outfit. In addition to knitting, she makes simple jewellery pieces that fit many personal styles."
Blog: That Gal Jenna
"That Gal Jenna is a hodge podge of life. You'll find manicures and polish, outfit posts, and things that just make me smile or things that make me go hmmm. And cats...lots of cats."
1. Emerging Thoughts cat wall decals
2. Shabby chic cell phone case
3. Urban Outfitters druzy necklace
"Retro inspired prints and cards with a sarcastic twist. Original digital illustrations printed on matte paper."
Sale: Everything in the shop is marked down 25% off now through December 2nd
"My shop has a fun and eclectic mix of vintage clothing and accessories, along with my handmade jewelry and bags."
Shop: Livin' Vintage
Coupon Code: Take 15% off December 3rd-15th with code BRILLIANTSAVINGS. Until then, there are plenty of Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday discounts, too!
"A handpicked vintage clothing and accessories shop, offering fun 20th century pieces for the fashionable 21st century gal."
Shop: Emerging Thoughts
Coupon Code: Use code GOBBLEGOBBLE for 20% off plus a free gift
"Founded in 2006, emergingthoughts.com is an online boutique that features clothing and accessories created by emerging and independent designers. Every item on the site is thoughtfully chosen to provide you with stylish and sophisticated pieces that enhance your wardrobe. We pride ourselves on being in touch with you, our customer, and our goal is to create a unique and personal shopping experience."
Shop: Comet Clutches
"Named after my car, a 1961 Mercury Comet… my clutches are a little piece of the past that you can carry with you every day. Anyone can use one… you don’t have to order it in “your size”. And they make any outfit special. Each bag is custom made with hand selected fabric of only the highest quality. I use vintage barkcloth, reproduction barkcloth, limited edition fabric and out of print fabric."
Shop: Bubby and Bean Art
Coupon Code: Take 15% off with code BRILLIANT through 12/6
"Bubby and Bean Bean is a remarkable little line of greeting cards and prints created by Chicago designer Melissa Baswell Williams. Their work is inspired by spontaneous adventures, positive outlooks, and the memory of a rather extraordinary old dog."
Coupon Code: Now through 12/2 all items are marked down 20% off, plus you can receive a free gift on orders of $100 or more (before shipping.) After Cyber Monday you can use code KATEGABRIELLE for 10% off
"Handmade lace jewelry and accessories combining romantic shapes with modern colors."
Blog: A Coin for the Well
"My name is Suzanne and I recently started what began as a fashion blog and what has now evolved into a blog that encompasses facets of my entire life. But don't let that scare you! My life is mostly pretty vintage or vintage inspired things, cuddly critters and pizza."
1. Minnie coat by Pink Martini
2. Darling studded purse
3. Silver ornate credit card holder
Shop: Jenstyle Chic Vintage
Coupon Code: Take 25% off through December 23 with code WOW25
"jenstyle chic vintage works to bring you fun, unique, and ready-to-wear vintage! Items are hunted, hand-picked, laundered, and mended. All they need is YOU to wear them with a happy smile!"
Shop: Honey Bunny
"Cute hand crocheted accessories with 10% of each sale going to New Moon Rabbit Rescue!"
Shop: Wolf Mama Vintage
Coupon Code: On Cyber Monday receive 40% off with code CYBERMONDAY. For the rest of December-February receive 20% off with code HELLOWINTER
"I have an excellent eye for on-trend unique vintage clothing pieces, shoes and sometimes home goods. I have been thrifting my whole life and when I began teaching I decided to turn my passion for deals into a side job. So, I began selling vintage on Etsy! I love to shop and hunt for great items. I am a 5 star rated seller with over 550 sales! This winter marks the two year anniversary of my shop and I couldn't be prouder. :)"
+ Take 20% off in my etsy shop & free shipping w/code 10FREESHIP
+ Modcloth is having a 50% off sale!
+ Use code "GIMME20" for 20% off everything at ASOS
+ Everything is 25% off at Dear Golden Vintage
+ Everything is 35% off at Fancy That Vintage
+ Everything at Le Bomb Shop is marked down 15%
+ Tulle has markdowns up to 75% off
+ Take 20% off at Tumbleweeds Handcraft w/code LIFEISRAD
+ Take 30% off at Mental Floss (including my prints!) with code FLOSSYFRIDAY