Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sales + $800 CYBER MONDAY GIVEAWAY

one // Kate Spade glitter bag, 30% off
two // pink pom pom beanie, 40% off with code HOLIDAY
three // crystal earrings, 30% off with code THX
four // fair isle socks, 30% off with code HOLIDAY
five // Kate Spade watch, 55% off
six // YSL clutch, 30% off
seven // MAC eyeshadow palette, 25% off
eight // gold monogram mug, 25% off with code SHOPTOIT
nine // Robinson mini square tote, 30% off with code THANKS
ten // acrylic monogram keychain, 30% off with code THX
eleven // Tory Burch riding boots, 50% off original price with code THANKS

Here are some of my favorite items from the Black Friday sale! This is the perfect opportunity to snag an item or outfit for a holiday party coming up, or buy all your gifts for friends & family. Keep in mind that there are a lot of great deals for men and children going on right now too. I've rounded up the best sales below... and keep scrolling for a giveaway you won't want to miss out on!

NORDSTROM // Extra 25% off selected sale items

TORY BURCH // Spend $250, receive 30% off with code THANKS

ANTHROPOLOGIE // 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

J.CREW // 30% off full priced items, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

BAUBLEBAR // 30% off everything with code THX

Other notable sales:
AMAZON // 30% off select clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry & watches with code 30BLACKFRI
ANN TAYLOR // 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
ASOS // 30% off everything with code BLESSED
BANANA REPUBLIC // 50% off sweaters & 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFRIDAY
DESIGN DARLING // 20% off with code THANKFUL
EXPRESS // 50% off everything, free shipping
GAP // 50-70% off everything
GOODNIGHT MACAROON // 50% off store-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY2015
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything, free shipping with code SHOPGIFTS
KATE SPADE // Surprise Sale up to 70% off
KENDRA SCOTT // 15% off everything with code SALE15
LOFT // 50% off everything 
LOVE ALWAYS (monogrammed jewelry) // 30% off entire purchase with code SPARKLE30
MACY'S // Extra 25% off clearance designer handbags, 50% off select juniors clothing, 60% off women's coats, 50% off women's sweaters, 70% off memory foam pillow & toppers
MADEWELL // 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN
NEIMAN MARCUS // Take 20% off sale items
OLD NAVY // 60% off hundreds of styles
REBECCA MINKOFF // 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles
SHOPBOP // Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25% with code GOBIG15
SOLE SOCIETY // All shoes 30% off today only
TOBI // 50% off everything with code THANKFUL50

And finally... drumroll please! Because I am truly grateful to all of you, I'm giving away gift cards to three lucky readers to shop the Cyber Monday Sales! The prizes include:

- One $500 Visa gift card
- One $200 Visa gift card
- One $100 Visa gift card

So there are three chances to win! The winner will be announced on my blog Monday at 12 a.m. You have to check right away to see if you won - so you can shop all the Cyber Monday sales that day! (You must email me to redeem your prize - To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open internationally. Good luck!!! 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Best Sale to Shop on Thanksgiving!

faux leather leggings // similar booties (pick the "black suede" color) // Michael Kors watch
leopard clutch (same designer, my tote is sold out), similar clutch but way cheaper here
Photos by Alicia White Photography (she's amazing!!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I love wearing black on black… it's the easiest look to throw on when I want to feel confident, but don't want to put too much effort into my outfit! This Trouve sweater is my new all-time fave. Not only is it long enough for leggings, but it's SUPER soft and comfy… and comes in six different colors! In a few photos I'm also wearing this aztec print cardigan by Caslon. I talked about my love for Caslon earlier this week… it's one of the best sweater brands that Nordstrom carries.

And speaking of Nordstrom… they are having an amazing Black Friday Sale that actually starts today! The majority of products are marked down 49-55%, including Michael Kors watches, Tory Burch handbags and designer clothes. It's by far the best sale going on today so don't miss out!

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, turkey, tight pants (lol), football, and laughter. I am so sincerely thankful for each one of you that comes back to ready my blog each day. Happy Thanksgiving!


*Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sales Have Started! (Tory Burch + More!)

faux fur vest (45% off right now!!) // Christmas plaid shirt // sequin party skirt // black tights
monogrammed necklace on SALE  30% off with code SPARKLE30
my curling wand I always use is HERE

Surprisingly, a lot of retailers have started their Black Friday sales early this year! I think the best one so far is the Tory Burch Sale because when you spend $250, you receive 30% off with code THANKS. This may seem like a lot of money, but most of the handbags and shoes are priced at more than $250 to begin with, so this is actually a great deal. Tory Burch riding boots (including the pair I have) are already marked down, so with the 30% off coupon they end up being HALF OFF. This is almost unheard of!!!

My picks are below (if the item has a heart by it, then I own it)… keep scrolling for some more early Black Friday deals!

From the top:
Tory Burch Perry tote (fits a laptop & more) // Robinson continental wallet // medium flap wallet
pearl drop earrings // Robinson mini pebbled tote in tan // Junction riding boot
Derby riding boot // Robinson medium flap wallet in grey // cable knit pom pom hat
Robinson mini square tote (comes in five colors!)

More early Black Friday Sales… I think the second best sale going on is Nordstrom (they are price matching) so check them out too. xoxo

ASOS // Up to 60% off casual looks with code BLESSED
Design Darling // 20% off with code THANKFUL
GAP // Early access 50% off everything with code EARLY
J.Crew // 30% off full priced items, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY
J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything with code SHOPGIFTS
Kate Spade // Surprise Sale up to 70% off
Love Always Couture (monogrammed jewelry) // 30% off entire purchase with code SPARKLE30
Macy's // Extra 25% off clearance designer handbags, 50% off select juniors clothing, 60% off women's coats, 50% off women's sweaters, 70% off memory foam pillow & toppers
Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN
Neiman Marcus // Take 20% off sale items
Nordstrom // New sale items, plus they are price matching! 
Rebecca Minkoff // 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles
Shopbop // Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25% with code GOBIG15
Tory Burch // Spend $250, receive 30% off with code THANKS


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dressy Winter Outfit + My First VLOG!

long-sleeve shift dress in maroon // similar faux fur stole // wool blend cape, similar here
Ivanka Trump over-the-knee boots, also love these // Celine bag, similar here
Michael Kors watch // David Yurman link braceletcuff bracelet
Chanel lipstick #145

Edit: Major holiday sales are going on right now - get 30% off on Tory Burch with code THANKS here & get up to 25% off on ShopBop with code GOBIG15 here. Happy shopping!

If you're looking for a dressy winter outfit, I absolutely love the combination of over-the-knee boots paired with a dress or cape. I wore this outfit several times while I was in Europe because I loved it so much! A couple of things you should know about this outfit: first, my over-the-knee boots are a dupe for the Stuart Weitzman ones, but mine are about $700 less! (They would make a great Christmas present.) Secondly, you can't see this shift dress too well because I have on a cape, but it's one of the cutest dresses I own. The burgundy color is beautiful. I have also worn it with a scarf & a faux fur vest!

In other news, check out my first VLOG below! (P.S. Sorry the camera is so shaky for most of it.) You can view it on YouTube here. I am not very good at doing vlogs, but they are fun! If you want me to make more of them let me know in the comments :)

P.S. I don't mean to make light of the Paris attacks with this post, Paris is still in my thoughts & prayers daily. It is truly one of the most magical places I've ever been, and I wanted to celebrate that today.



Monday, November 23, 2015

What to Wear Christmas Tree Shopping...

Caslon cable knit sweater cape // white long sleeve tee // Topshop jeans (size up one)
Hunter boots // similar YSL bag // MK watch // David Yurman link bracelet, cuff bracelet
MAC lipstick in "impassioned"

One of my favorite brands that Nordstrom carries is Caslon... They have THE cutest selection of sweaters, including the cape I'm wearing. For a normal day, I probably would have paired the cape with booties or riding boots, but since we were headed to a Christmas tree farm I opted for bright red Hunter boots instead. They were perfect for the task of picking out a Christmas tree! (P.S. If any of you live in North Carolina, we went to Little Switzerland Tree Farm - they have really beautiful trees.)

Side note - this poncho would also be incredibly cute with a striped turtleneck underneath :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw the new Hunger Games movie & it was amazing. I also caught up on sleep - it's going to be a busy week as we prepare for Thanksgiving!


*Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gift Guide: For the Beauty Guru

Happy Sunday, friends! I'm back today with another gift guide, this time for the beauty guru! As a beauty lover, I am constantly testing out new products, and these are all of my tried-and-true favorites. I am putting my "stamp of approval" on these products because I use them, love them, and I know they would make great gifts!

I use this curling wand to curl my hair & it is by far the best I've ever used. I mainly use the 1 inch straight barrel on my hair because I like the way it looks the best. And - I don't even have to curl my hair the next day after I use it because the curls are still there. If you're looking for long-lasting makeup brushes, I really love Sigma brushes. I got a makeup brush kit from them several months ago & really fell in love with the brushes… I use them with this contour kit to contour my face. The glove pictures above is perfect for cleaning the brushes - you just lather them with soap & rub them onto the surface.

If you're looking for some stocker stuffer ideas, I really love this nail therapy mask and this hair therapy mask, each less than $7. I use the hair therapy mask about once a week in the shower or while I'm taking a bath, and it makes my hair so much shinier and healthier looking.

If you have any questions about these products, let me know in the comments! Hope everyone had a great weekend!