Holiday shopping

Best Black Friday Sales

The day has come with all the best sales of the year!!  I have put together a list of all the best sales and deals.  No need to go out and fight the crowds.  Stay in your pj’s sipping on coffee shopping all the best sales from the comfort of your home.

Don’t forget to check out my holiday gift guide for gift ideas for everyone on your list!

// Nordstrom : extra 25% off select sale items

// Sephora : $10 deals

// ASOS : 30% off everything, enter code BLESSED

// Rebecca Minkoff : 25% off all orders, plus up to 70% off select styles

// Anthropologie : 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

// Shopbop : buy more, save more.  up to 25% off order with code GOBIG15

// BCBG : 40% off everything

// Baublebar : 30% off with code THX

// GAP : 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY

// Banana Republic : Half off sweaters, 40% off everything else with code BRFRIDAY

// Urban Outfitters : extra 30% off sale

// Nasty Gal : 30% off black styles & 30% off markdowns

// Madewell : 25% off entire order with cold CALMDOWN

// Revolove Clothing : up to 80% off new markdowns + 20% off sale items

// Cusp : extra 33% off sale items, $50 off $200 purchase with code THANKFUL

// J.Crew : 40% off select styles, 30% off everything else with code HOLIDAY

holiday gift guide 2015

Holiday Gift Guide :: 100’s of Gift Ideas for Everyone

I am so excited to present my first every Holiday Gift Guide!!  I have been working on this every night and any time I have a free moment for the last several weeks.  I’m so excited with the way it turned out!  John helped so much getting my ideas on my blog and making everything so easy to use and navigate.

There is something for everyone.  Tons of gift ideas for women, men and kids at all price ranges.  Your holiday shopping has just been made easy!

Click HERE to view!!  I hope you enjoy this gift guide as much as I did putting it together for you!  Let me know what your favorite items are and favorite categories :)

Happy Shopping!

buxom forbidden berry lipstick, old navy flannel scarf, red plaid

Fun in a Colorful Scarf

Old Navy Scarf / Trench Coat (similar) / Frame Denim / Madewell Tee / Sam Edelman Booties / Rebecca Minkoff Bag / Buxom ‘Forbidden Berry’ Lipstick

I love taking an all black classic outfit, like skinny jeans and a trench coat, and adding a fun punch of color.  It puts an extra pep in my step to wear fun, vibrant colors.  This scarf is a traditional shape and can be worn many different ways.  It wasn’t that cold on this day, so I choose to wear it long and let the colors show.  Also, this is my first Buxom lipstick and I’m in love!  The color is so beautiful and it wears amazingly!

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beauty guru gift guide

Gift Guide :: Beauty Guru

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I absolutely love shopping for beauty gifts for the wonderful women in my life!  Who doesn’t love getting new lipstick or a new eyeshadow palette?!  There are so many amazing gift sets that come out for the holidays, it’s hard to choose which ones to get.  I’ve picked out my top favorites to share with you.  Many of them are limited edition, so I tend to pick up a couple for myself too ;)

Thank you Sephora for collaborating with me on this post

red plaid jacket

Red Buffalo Plaid Jacket

Plaid Jacket (obsessed & on sale!) / Frame Denim / Madewell Tee / Via Spiga Booties (so similar, 40% off) similar for less / Vince Camuto Bag (this style sold out), similar here, here, for less / Necklace (similar) / Sunglasses / Earrings / Bite Beauty ‘Pomegranate’ Lipstick

The thing I love most about this jacket is that it looks amazing open and loose, and tied on the side. It is very versatile and looks amazing both ways!  Plus plaid jackets are so on trend right now!  AND, it’s currently on sale!!!  Where else can you find a jacket this fab for this price?!  Don’t wait, get this immediately!

I also love this black/white flannel jacket (also on sale!).  And my jacket I wore in Monday’s post and my sweater dress from last week are also on sale.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway!  I wish I could send every single person all these products.  All of your love and support means the world to me.  I couldn’t do what I do without you!!  I posted the winner several days ago on the giveaway post.  Congrats to Shannon A!!

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For Him

Gift Guide :: For Him

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Every year I always struggle on what gifts to give the men in my life.  I knew I wanted to do a gift guide for men.  So I asked my husband to go thru Nordstrom’s website and let me know what he thought I should put on the gift guide.  (sneaky sneaky!)  It was the perfect way to find out exactly what he is liking, and to let all of you know from a man’s perspective what they want!

So here is it!!  A man’s gift guide curated by a man!!  He told me that he especially likes the hoodie and the backpack.  The hoodie is a little pricey, but it is Christmas!  And I was very excited that he picked out the Clarisonic!!  I am so excited that Clarisonic came out with a man’s edition.  It’s so manly and cool looking.  There are so many great gift ideas here I’m not sure which one to get him! :)

Thank you Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post.

MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick Haul

I recently went to the MAC counter and picked up several new lipsticks.  I wanted to get lipsticks that aren’t seasonal for fall, rather classic colors that look great all year.  I picked many different neutral shades, some with more pink, some with more peach, some lighter and some darker.  I love lipsticks that are easily wearable with any make up look and any outfit.
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for the hostess

For the Hostess

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Party season is upon us and I never show up empty handed to a party.  My typical thing to bring is a bottle of wine.  But isn’t everyone’s?  I decided this year I want to step up my game and bring something more special, something that the hostess will enjoy longer.  Throwing a party takes a lot of work and I want to show her that I really appreciate it.

I picked out some items I’m really excited about for anyone who likes to host a party from Nordstrom’s Wit & Wonder store.  They have the cutest gifts ever!  If you have someone on your shopping list that you have no idea what to get them, you will probably find it there.  Is it too early to think about Holiday shopping?  I haven’t purchased any gifts yet, but I am already thinking about what I want to get for everyone :)

Thank you Nordstrom for collaborating with me on this post

sweater dress

I Have Nothing to Wear

Sweater Dress / Leggings (similar) / Sam Edelman Booties, also available here / Rebecca Minkoff Bag / Sunglasses / Bite Beauty ‘Pomegranate’ Lipstick + Buxom ‘Nicole’ Lip Polish

We’ve all done it… stood in front of the closet staring blankly at your clothes, feeling like you have nothing to wear.  This especially happens for me every month when I’m bloated and moody (yes, I’m talking about my period!).  In the summer I put on a breezy dress and call it a day.

In the cooler months I have a harder time finding something I feel comfortable in.  When I saw this sweater dress online I knew it would be perfect!  It’s over sized and so comfy!  Our weather has cooled off a bit and I didn’t want bare legs, so high waisted leggings under it was perfect.  Tights would also be super cute!

I think I found my Thanksgiving Day outfit!  I can eat aaaaaall day long and no one will know :)

// Some great sales going on right now:
Nordstrom: up to 40 % off fall clearance sale
Rebecca Minkoff: up to 75% off select styles
Express: $25 off every $100 with code 1351, plus Buy 1 Get 1 half off everything
BCBG: 25% off everything, friends and family event
GAP / Old Navy / Banana Republic: 40% off everything with code HOLIDAY

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