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Some Updates. Also, It’s Cyber Monday, and We Have A New Fave App…

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Lots of news today.  First, we’ve started the 12 Days of HEUCY now because we think flash sales are fun and didn’t want to wait until the middle of December.  Check our @heucydotcom Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook  feeds every day, for surprise sales!  You’ll like them, we promise.  (Hint: today we are offering 30% off our beloved #AlterEgo jumpsuit!  It’s yours with code “ALTER30”).

And we know we still owe you a HEUCY Dude’s holiday gift guide and a cool holiday playlist from DJ Sean Mahoney.  Don’t worry, they’re on their way!  What can we say, #Movember was hectic!  Our men were busy cooking turkeys.

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Lastly, since it’s Cyber Monday and some of us have technology on the brain, we wanted to highlight our new favorite app.  (Not app as in appetizer…although that may be coming in time for the holidays).

HEUCY Gal Sandra turned us onto this one.  And if you heard of it ages ago, forgive us for being redundant…we’ve been so focused on developing our Spring collection (yay!!) that we’ve been in a bit of a cave.

Anyhoo, the app is called Instacart.  And we love.  Basically, it is a grocery delivery service that delivers from your favorite stores in as little as an hour.  So you don’t need to shlep specialty bags around unless you really like doing that.  Here’s how it works.  Instacart connects you with Personal Shoppers in your area who will pick up AND deliver groceries to you, from places like Whole Foods, Fairway, Costco, etc.   Right now, you qualify for delivery if you live in the Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Seattle & Washington D.C. areas.

Delivery prices are not exorbitant (first order is free) and added value: you can add a note to request a specific level of ripeness for fruits and vegetables.  So you can lounge in your HEUCY…or, in the real world, do a million other things in your HEUCY while someone else gets exactly what you want from the grocery store.  This might be even better than a dude cooking your turkey on Thanksgiving.

Happy Insta-shopping!

xx,

The HEUCY Team

The HEUCY Gal’s Guide to Being Organized: Five Awesome Apps

Did any of you wake up this morning and realize, Wait — there is a time change in effect…and it’s also November?!  How did that happen??!  As we cruise through the busy days and weeks of Fall, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and disorganized.

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Some of our favorite HEUCY Gals don’t have any trouble staying organized, because it’s just part of their makeup.  Karen John, the visionary behind HEARTWORK (heartwork.com), modern furniture and accessories designed for creative and inspiring workspaces, credits her work for keeping her act together.  And Anna Harrington, who could look cool and put together in a paper bag and is always on top of her game, says it’s just part of her personality.  She must be a Virgo.  And maybe she has some apps under her sleeve.

Fortunately, technology can really help those of us who like to make lists but may not remember where we put them.  Here’s our top five favorite Apps to help you stay organized.  Most are free and these apps — in addition to our HEUCY uniform, natch — can indeed help you manage the chaos!

1. Dashlane — www.dashlane.com — keeps all of your logins and passwords in one place.  This is a great tool for those of us (i.e. moi) who are prompted for passwords several times a day…and who rarely remember them.  Dashlane has a free password manager that allows you to easily import your passwords into a secure vault, so you never have to type a password on any of your devices ever again.  Sold.

2. Key Ring — www.keyringapp.com — stores all of your rewards info (like the Duane Reade/Wallgreen’s card you can never find at checkout) on your phone.  So you don’t have to carry cards around or wonder where they are.  You can just scan your phone in the store.  For real.

3. Evernote — www.evernote.com — is a super user-friendly interface where you can organize all of your notes and paperwork. You can type to-do lists, scan in whole documents, insert pictures and videos into your notes and then automatically sync everything between your smartphone and your computer, so it’s all stored online.  No more pieces of paper lying around.  Woo hoo!

4. Remember the Milk — www.rememberthemilk.com — is an app we love because we are always forgetting to buy milk, or lightbulbs…or, most recently, a bath stopper.  This tool allows you to organize your tasks by day, priority, type (work, home, kids), etc. AND you can send yourself reminders by email and text message.  It makes it very, very difficult to forget important (and not-so-important) to do’s that keep falling by the wayside.

5. Glam Squad — www.glamsquad.com — is an on-demand, at-home beauty service.  We know, we know, this is not a list-making tool…but it can help you look pretty without having to leave home.  And saving time like that is definitely one way to get organized!  HEUCY Gal Kim likes to use Glam Squad and she always looks gorgeous, so we’ll follow her lead on this one.

Happy Sunday!

xx,

The HEUCY Team