Sunday, November 30, 2014

All About the Cape...

Cute cape outfit inspiration
Love this hooded cape!
Faux fur cape…

Monogrammed necklace
Pair a cape with OTK boots...
Perfect suede over the knee boots!

faux fur cape (30% off w/ code spend50) // striped turtleneck // monogram necklace

This fall/winter, I seem to have a thing for capes and ponchos. You just can't beat how comfortable they are, and the opportunities for layering are unlimited! I paired this cape with a striped turtleneck to add a fun and unexpected element to the outfit. (I also wore the cape with this cable sweater the other day!) And I seriously can't get enough of these OTK boots. The heel is pretty high so they make your legs look long, but they are SO comfortable to walk around in.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I think I have eaten my body weight in turkey and sweets - I have overdosed on sweets. Be sure to check out my Black Friday Roundup if you haven't already - there are some really great deals that are still going on today! And check back tomorrow for Cyber Monday deals ;)


Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday 2014: The Complete Roundup

Best Black Friday deals 2014

Today is the day, y'all… it's Black Friday, which means the best sales before Christmas! Check out the best deals below, you'll also see a roundup of my favorite items from each store. I will be updating this page throughout the day and weekend, so be sure to check back for the latest & newest Black Friday deals!

Spend $300, receive 20% off; spend $500, receive 25% off; spend $750 receive 30% off with code LUCKY (plus free gift!)

30% off full-priced styles & extra 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY, free shipping

Up to 40% off designer items, no code needed

25% off with code IHEARTNYC, free shipping

15% off orders of $250, 20% off orders of $500, 25% off orders of $1,000 with code GOBIG14

Up to 50% off everything, get an extra 15% off with code GRAVY

30% off all footwear, no code needed

40% off everything, no code needed + free shipping

15% off two items with code FRIDAY15
25% off three items with code FRIDAY25
35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35

20% off with code THANKFULLY

Other noteworthy sales, listed in alphabetical order:

ANN TAYLOR - 50% off your entire purchase with code THANKS
ANTHROPOLOGIE - 25% off everything with code HOLIDAY25
ASOS - 30% off everything with code TGIBF
BARRINGTON TOTES - 10% off storewide with code CYBER10
BB DAKOTA - 30% off your purchase of $150 + free shipping with code THANKS30
BLOOMINGDALES - Up to 50% off select merchandise, free shipping & free returns
CHARM AND CHAIN - 30% off sitewide with code GIVETHANKS
DESIGN DARLING - 20% off everything with code MANYTHANKS
DOLCE VITA - Extra 20% off sale with code BLACKFRIDAY14
FOREVER 21 - Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $15 + free shipping today only
GAP - 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY
FRYE COMPANY - Spend $400, get an e-card for $100
J.CREW FACTORY - 50% off everything with code THANKS
KATE SPADE - 25% off entire site with code HOLLYJOLLY
KENDRA SCOTT - 15% off everything and free shipping with code BFCM2014
LULU AND GEORGIA - 20% off $250 with code PUMPKINPIE20, 25% off $500 with code PUMPKINPIE25, 30% off $1,000 with code PUMPKINPIE30
NECESSARY CLOTHING - 25% off sitewide with code BLK25
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE - Up to 60% off select merchandise, free shipping & free returns with code HOLIDAY
WEST ELM - 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500 with code SUPERSALE

Happy shopping!! :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day spent with family and filled with lots and lots of good food. If you're scrambling for a last-minute outfit, I rounded up some of my recent Instagram photos to hopefully give you some inspiration. (P.S. Be sure to check out my BLACK FRIDAY GUIDE for the complete scoop on the best deals!)

If you own a striped dress, it looks great with riding boots! I like wearing mine with a scarf, you can also add a puffer vest or a cute jacket on top.

similar Tory Burch boots here & here (additional 20% off w/ code LUCKY!!) 

similar striped dress // similar Tory Burch boots here & here (both on sale!!)
plaid scarf // Julie Vos coin necklace // Michael Kors watch // David Yurman bracelet // boot socks

If you want a more casual look for Thanksgiving, I love big, roomy sweaters! Not only are they super comfortable but they also hide "food babies" from Thanksgiving meals ;) Pair them with jeans, leggings, boots or even flats. I also like wearing tissue turtlenecks under sweaters!

cowl neck sweater (comes in a few diff colors!) // similar jeans // pearl ring // OTK boots

My next look is a tried-and-true favorite, pairing a plaid button-up shirt with a fitted cable knit sweater, like below. You can also add a puffer vest! I love the layered look.

similar Tory Burch boots here & here (take an additional 20% off w/ code LUCKY)

Of course, you could always stay in your PJs all day long! 

I wanted to end the post by saying how truly thankful I am for each and every one of YOU. This blog has come a long way since I first started it junior year of college… and it wouldn't have been possible without my readers. You guys are awesome, you inspire me, and I just want you to know how much I appreciate you!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $30

pom pom hat ($26) // pocket datebook ($17) // fur ear muffs ($18) // monogrammed mug ($10)
lip gloss set ($28) // buffalo check heart key fob ($18) // nail polish set ($17)

Growing up, my brother and I would wake up early on Christmas morning and run downstairs, wake up my mom and dad and then proceed to the living room to see what Santa had brought overnight. Among the toys was always a red Christmas stocking, filled with toiletries and essentials along with a few really awesome goodies. I've rounded up some of my favorite stocking stuffers (all for less than $30!) that any girl would love to find in her stocking Christmas morning. Of course, deodorant and floss will do too, but they're not quite as exciting as the fun items above! ;)

In other news… the Black Friday sales have already started! Yes, errrr, on a Wednesday (it comes earlier and earlier every year, am I right?) Here are the best deals you'll get today:

TORY BURCH: Spend $300, receive 20% off, spend $500 receive 25% off with code LUCKY
JCREW: 30% off with code HOLIDAY plus free shipping
J.CREW FACTORY: 50% off everything with code THANKS, free shipping on orders of $50+
LOREN HOPE: 20% off sitewide with code THANKFULLY
NORDSTROM: Up to 40% off select items, always free shipping
SHOPBOP: 15% off orders of $250, 20% off orders of $500 with code GOBIG14
PIPERLIME40% off sale with code EXTRACHIC
CWONDER: 40% off everything

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Yet Another Way To Wear Your Striped Turtleneck...

fur vest c/o (favorite and only $42!!) // striped turtleneck // monogrammed necklace

Are y'all sick of seeing me in this striped turtleneck yet? Whenever I want to put together a new layering combination, I reach for my trusty striped turtleneck… it adds the perfect preppy element to almost any outfit. For today's look I paired it with my favorite fur vest, new OTK boots and a few pops of red. Speaking of pops of red, I found the most PERFECT red nail polish to every be created… lol! It's Essie's "double breasted jacket" and it's new from their Winter line. I'm wearing it in these photos… it's a really bright, cheerful red (and the exact same color as the pillar box red Hunter boots if you know what I'm talking about)!

And in case you're in need of more turtleneck inspiration, check out my previous blog posts from this fall, below… 

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Leopard and a Latte…

Leopard faux fur coat.. 
Leopard coat + Tory Burch bag
I love the leather leggings and bow shoes!
This leopard fur coat is perfect for holiday parties
black bow heels (sold out), almost exact same shoes here // MAC lipstick "up the amp"

Happy Monday, y'all! I don't know if words or pictures can do this leopard coat justice… it may just be my new favorite item in my closet. I wore it last week on a particularly freezing day in Charlotte and it was like being wrapped up in a cloud LOL! It really did keep me warm and cozy feeling all day. And for that price… you seriously can't go wrong! I think it will be gorgeous with holiday party dresses in December. Anyways, for this look I paired the coat with leather leggings and my favorite bow shoes (which are PERFECT for this time of year). The exact pair is sold out but I did find a really similar pair of heels here. (They are nicer quality than mine.)

I hope everyone had a great weekend… I saw the new Hunger Games movie with Chris on Thursday and it's awe-some. My boyfriend is so funny, he is literally OBSESSED with the Hunger Games movies. He was on the edge of his seat the entire time haha! I also went to my best friend's bridal shower this weekend and had a Friendsgiving party with another set of friends. It was a great weekend… now we're back to reality… womp womp!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Momma's Got Style

Nordstrom Rack Ro & De blouse (sold out), similar here // J.Crew vest
similar dark wash jeans // Tory Burch boots

For this post, I thought it would be fun to style my mom! It is the season of giving after all, and I wanted to get my mom something she would love and could easily incorporate into her wardrobe. This hot pink blouse from Nordstrom Rack is perfect for mothers and daughters alike. For this look, we paired the pink blouse with a preppy puffer vest, jeans and my mom’s favorite Tory Burch boots (that I have been known to steal out of her closet!). I would totally wear this look myself!

Nordstrom Rack is my go-to store for gifts for friends and family because I know I can find a good gift that is also really affordable. These wedge booties are absolutely adorable (and only $23!) and have you seen their selection of handbags? You can find a perfect gift for anyone, at a fraction of the regular cost!

*This post is brought to you by Nordstrom Rack
And a big thank you to my mom for participating!