BLACK FRIDAY 2014

posted on: 11/27/2014

I never really shopped Black Friday sales until I married into my husband's family and discovered the world of early morning sales that is Black Friday. (Of course now they start even earlier on Thursday evening, which I don't know how I feel about that yet.) When we would spend Thanksgiving with his family, the tradition was to wake up at 4 am and yes, be a part of the crazy crowd of people buying up all the deals. Most of the time B and I never really had anything on our list that we needed, we were just there for the ride and also I'm tall and have long arms so I'm handy in these types of situations. So I have a soft spot for Black Friday in my heart because of all the fun memories I have with my new in-laws years ago. Of course now that we are retail taking advantage of Black Friday sales isn't really an option any more. But this year I feel like there are a ton of sales starting today and you never even have to leave your very comfortable couch and very comfortable yoga pants. (Although I will say I am one of the crazy ones who loves a good crowd and a good sale but online will do.) 

I've complied a list of the best sales out there this weekend for you and pulled a couple of pieces that are my favorites -- for you or for gifts! (Black Friday is the best for gifts, by the way!) Happy shopping! 

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J.CREW: 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping. Ends 11/30. Use code 'HOLIDAY'. 

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KATE SPADE SECRET SALE: this is one of those amazing once in a lifetime (okay once a year-ish) kind of sales. Up to 75% off kind of sale. AND free shipping for purchases over $200.

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OLD NAVY:  Everything in-store is 50% off and up to 50% online but just for two days, 11/27-11/28. Use code 'GRAVY' for an extra 15% off your order!

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MADEWELL: 25% off your entire purchase from 11/25 - 11/30 // Use code 'GIFTON'

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NORDSTROM: up to 40% off sale items! No code needed ;) 


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       A FEW OTHER PLACES TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEKEND!      

ASOS: 30% off Black Friday sale ends 11/30. Use code 'TGIBF'
ANTHROPOLOGIE - site wide Black Friday Sale (sale items here!) 
ATHLETA - 20% off from 11/28 - 11/30. Use code "FIT20"
BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off site wide 11/27 - 11/28. Use code 'BRFORTY'
OR 50% off one full-priced item. Use code 'BRFIFTY' for 50% off one full-priced item.
BAUBLEBAR: 15% off 2 items. Use code 'FRIDAY15'. Or 35% off 4 or more items, use code 'FRIDAY35'. Ends 11/29. 
FOREVER 21:  Deals under $5, $10, $20 from 11/27 to 11/30 and an extra 30% off clearance. 
GAP: 50% off site wide from 11/27 to 11/28. Use code 'BLKFRIDAY'!
J.CREW: 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping. Ends 11/30. Use code 'HOLIDAY'. 
JOIE: 25% off site-wide. (This is huge for them!) Use code 'THANKS'. Ends 12/01. 
KATE SPADE: 25% off site wide. Use code 'HOLLYJOLLY'. 
KENDRA SCOTT:  Receive 15% off site wide. Ends 12/1. Use code 'BFCM2014'.
MODCLOTH:  50% off select styles. Ends 11/30. No code needed :)
PIPERLIME: 25% off site wide & a chance to be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week. Ends 11/29. Use code 'IHEARTNYC'.
SHOPBOP: Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000. Ends 12/01. Use code 'GOBIG14'.
WEST & LOU: 20% off all weekend, ends 12/1. Use code 'THANKS' at checkout. 





Thankful

posted on: 11/26/2014







I'm already in holiday dressing mode although I've still got one more day until Thanksgiving. No, not the sequins and tulle skirts kind of outfit (which I love), no I mean the lounge all day at your parent's house while stuffing your face and napping kind of an outfit. The skinny jeans, oversized sweater and t-shirt fare. You understand, right? No one needs to eat mashed potatoes in sequins. No one. 

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break, friends! I will be celebrating with my cute husband and my family and that's right -- mashed potatoes. I'm sending my love and thankfulness to you this week. I'm so grateful for being able to share my silliness, life and outfits with you guys and that you share your life with me, too. Hope it's a love and fun filled day tomorrow for you, wherever you are celebrating. 

Here's to napping on our parent's couch and raiding their fridge. Happy Thanksgiving, friends :) 

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Topshop Slouch Cardigan (it's big sosize down!)
Baggu Leather Tote / Non Leather Option, too
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Rainy Day Style

posted on: 11/24/2014









It rained most of the weekend and the day I wear my rain boots and raincoat expecting it to rain it's all sunshine. I'm always a day late on most things, but I kind of don't mind wearing rain boots even if it's not raining or snowing. Same with this jacket -- yes, true it is technically meant for the rain but it's so structured and chic I'm fine with it being perfectly sunny and wearing a raincoat. Plus, you just never know when it comes to rain -- so I feel much more safe with a rain coat on hand. Sneaky rain can ruin a great hair day in an instant. 

I picked this jacket up when Nordstrom's coats went on sale a few weeks back. I've never really invested in a rain coat before so when I found this one on sale I thought black would be the best choice. A rain coat is something I don't think about until I need it immediately -- or in my case when traveling. (Does this happen to you? I feel like it ALWAYS rains when we travel. Even in when we go to Vegas for market, it ALWAYS rains and it's the desert. Now that I think about it maybe it's me...) I liked this one because I feel like I could easily take it anywhere and year round. Of course no trips are planned yet but you better believe the next place we go it's going to be rainy because I've got a rain coat and boots to wear, people. Bring it on rain. 


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Similar Dress or This one in gold / (mine is past Anthro)
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