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Blog Update: New Year, New Beginnings

January 5, 2018

Happy 2018! Well, we are a few days into the New Year. Mine certainly started out with a bang! A case of bronchitis. Thankfully, I was able to get myself going on meds right away and spent the whole week resting while it was sub-zero temperatures outside. Perfect excuse to stay in, I must say!

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The 12 Days of Shopping Day 7: Gifts He Will Love

December 15, 2017

Is he super hard to shop for? Waiting til the last minute to buy gifts?
Look no further. For my seventh day of shopping, I’m giving to you gifts for him.

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The 12 Days of Shopping Day Four: Quilted Parka + Cozy Layers

December 9, 2017

Day four of my “12 Days of Shopping” series is upon us, and this one is good! Why? Well, it just so happens that this parka is 50% off at Nordstrom — making it under $100! And, I must say that it is probably the warmest parka I have owned. REALLY! This parka is uniquely lined and even has an attached hood on it for those extra cold days (like today). I have been wearing this coat practically everywhere since I bought it, no joke. It is a perfect deal, especially for those who want a coat out of the norm this year. 

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The 12 Days of Shopping Day 3: The Perfect Holiday Dress

December 7, 2017

The 12 Days of Shopping Day 3: The Perfect Holiday Dress

 

You may have seen this dress if you follow me on Instagram stories — I actually wore this dress to my brother’s wedding in October. I bought this dress with the Holidays in mind and I absolutely fell in love with the dress and shoes, so I knew it had to be featured.

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The 12 Days of Shopping Day 2: Tech Gift Guide

December 6, 2017

The 12 Days of Shopping Day 2: Tech Gift Guide

 

 

 

After a successful day one of my first ever 12 days of shopping gift series, I thought I would bring to you something out of the norm. This gift guide was designed for anyone on your wishlist. I tried to keep it gender neutral, but couldn’t resist adding in the smartwatch and the iPhone cases as a touch for those basic gals like myself out there.

These are all awesome items that I would pick for myself, my boyfriend, or anyone else. I love giving gifts and what better way to showcase my taste for gift giving then this handy guide? I am sure all of these gifts will come in handy for 2018 and beyond.

My favorites on the list: The MICHAEL Michael Kors smartwatch, the marble iPhone case, the activity tracker, the sport wireless headphones, and the Bose sound system. The one place that I found all of these great gifts was on Nordstrom’s website, actually. I never realized how many tech gadgets they actually carried before making this list and seeing a lot of these on other bloggers’ gift guides as well.

Enjoy these gifts and others like it – be sure to click on any of these links, or…

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12 Days of Shopping Day 1: Wool Camel A-Line Coat

December 4, 2017

12 Days of Shopping Day One: Camel A-Line Coat

COAT  |  SWEATER | JEANS (similar) | BOOTIES | HANDBAG

 

Today starts off my “12 Days of Shopping” series on my blog. I am going to round up my holiday favorites. These favorites will take you into the new year with ease. I will pack you full of gift guides and shopping advice for yourself too, because, you deserve a little some some. Everything here can be found in the links and by shopping the post below.

COAT  |  SWEATER | JEANS (similar) | BOOTIES | HANDBAG

 

A few weeks ago I went on a coat shopping spree! Well, not really, but kind of. I scored this coat, as well as another coat I will be featuring on here in the next week or so. Both coats were $100 off the original price at Nordstrom. I am not sure why, but not too many people knew about this amazing sale. I feel like we all go after the “it” coat each year and wind up with the same ones. I, on the other hand, love individuality. This camel wool coat is one-of-a-kind.

 

 

COAT  |  SWEATER | JEANS (similar) | BOOTIES | HANDBAG

Finding a nice dressy coat for me is not easy. First of all, I have slender shoulders and a slender waist. At the same time I am also pear shaped, so my hips don’t lie. The last time I bought a nice coat like this was in college, and I still wear it after eight years (has it been that long??). I still wear that coat and plan on continuing wearing it for years to come.

 

 

COAT  |  SWEATER | JEANS (similar) | BOOTIES | HANDBAG

I am a sucker for Ellie Tahari. Wouldn’t you know, after trying on a bunch of OKAY or unflattering, yet popular styles, my pick without even noticing is this camel wool blend coat? Of course, it is because I am such a creature of habit.  The A-Line is perfect for many body types, including mine. Now, one thing I seriously love about this coat is the gold detailed buttons. They give the coat a modern and sleek look.

I sized at a small petite, and it was the perfect size for me. This coat is seriously so comfortable and warm – and also features a satin and sleek lining. I feel like a million bucks in it. It’s a classic and flattering style that anyone would look amazing in. What works about it is it buttons up all the way to the top, so you have that added coverage on a cold and windy day (and we do get a lot of those here in Chicago).

Soft and warm layers are so important to me in the winter. I am not so much about wearing whatever is on trend – I need to stay warm! I am always cold no matter what. The perfect pairing for this coat is a soft cashmere sweater, much like the one I am wearing in this post. The cashmere sweater I am wearing was picked up on the same shopping trip. 100% cashmere and priced comfortably at $69 — now I call that one heck of a deal! Cashmere is a perfect choice if you do not want to feel bulky, but feel warm at the same time.

I did not own a cashmere sweater until a few years ago when I received the same deal at Nordstrom. Every year they carry just about every color on earth. If my wallet allowed it, I would have bought out every single color – and I’m not even kidding. It’s so classic to wear for any occasion and lasts for years. I am pretty sure I am going to have to go back and get them now that I praised them so much.

 

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Cyber Monday Deals

November 27, 2017
Cyber Monday is here! I’m very excited to share with you some of the best deals on the internet. Be sure to check out all the amazing savings below. Share with me what you end up getting deals on!

Cyber Monday Sales

Abercrombie ~ 50% off entire store and free shipping, no code needed
Amazon ~ Special Cyber Monday Deals
Ann Taylor ~ 50% off everything + free shipping, code: BESTMONDAY
ASOS ~ 30% off everything, code: EPIC30
Banana Republic ~ 50% off everything, no code needed
Club Monaco ~ 25% off $150+, 30% off $250, 35% off $400, extra 30% off sale code: SHOPMONDAY
Draper James ~ 25% off, code: MERRY
Kate Spade ~ 30% off, 40% off sale items, code: MOREJOY
J.Crew ~ 40% off everything, plus 10% off if ordered before noon, code: SHOPFAST
J.Crew Factory ~ 50-60% off everything, code: FRIYAY
Lilly Pulitzer ~ Lots of gifts with purchase
LOFT ~ 50% off everything + free shipping, code: CLICK
Madewell ~ 25% off, code: GOODMOOD
Mark and Graham ~ 25% off everything, code: FRIENDS
Neiman Marcus ~ Designer sale up to 40% off, gift cards with various spend, code: GC4YOU
Nordstrom ~ Designer collection sale + extra 20% off selected items
Old Navy ~ 50% off everything
Ralph Lauren ~ 30% off when you spend $125+, code: CHEER
Saks ~ The designer sale, up to 40% off.
Shopbop ~ Additional 35% off sale items, code: WOW35
Talbots ~ 50% off one item, 40% off entire purchase, no code needed
Topshop ~ Save up to 50% off
Tory Burch ~ 30% off your purchase of $250 or more (includes sale), code: THANKS
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Black Friday 2017 Sales

November 24, 2017
Today is the day! Or rather, this is the WEEK! These days, the sales go from before Thanksgiving to the weeks leading up to Christmas. You will not find me shopping in person on Black Friday, but I might pick up a couple of things online.

To me, the holidays are all about the joy and the sentimental aspects. I try not to make it too much about gifts. Although, I do love giving to others. It is the season of giving, after all. My close friends and I would sometimes rather share an experience than a gift, and those experiences I like to hold near and dear to my heart. Andy and I plan on foregoing gifts this year so that we can save the money for our special move in together, which will be the best Christmas gift of all. There may be something on this list, however, that you cannot pass up for your special friends and family. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the stores with the best deals as well as my Black Friday picks for myself or for others.

I look forward to celebrating the season with my friends and family. I know the holidays might be a trying time for some. So please, try to keep your head up and do something positive for others and remember the “good” in this season. I hope all of you have an amazing holiday season.

Deals to Check Out on Black Friday

Abercrombie & Fitch ~ 50% off entire store & free shipping, no code needed
Amazon ~ Special Black Friday deals of the day
Ann Taylor ~ 50% off everything, code: THANKFUL
ASOS ~ 30% off everything, code: EPIC30
Banana Republic ~ 50% off everything, no code needed
Club Monaco ~ 25% off $150+, 30% off $250, 35% off $400, code: SHOPFRIDAY
Kate Spade ~ 30% off with code GIVEJOY
J.Crew ~ 40% off everything, code: THANKU
J.Crew Factory ~ 50% off everything, no code needed
Lilly PulitzerLots of gifts with purchase
LOFT ~ 50% off everything, code: THANKS
Madewell ~ 25% off, code: DONTSTRESS
Mark and Graham ~ 20% off everything, code: FRIENDS
Neiman Marcus ~ Designer sale up to 40% off, $50 off every $200 spend, no code needed
Nordstrom ~ Designer collection sale + extra 20% off selected items
Old Navy50% off entire purchase
Ralph Lauren ~ 40% off when you spend $125+, code: THANKS40
Saks ~The designer sale, up to 40% off.
Shopbop ~ 20% off $200+, 25% off $500+, 30% off $800+, code: MORE17
Talbots ~ 50% off one item (until noon Friday), 40% off entire purchase, no code needed
TopshopSave up to 50% off
Tory Burch ~ 30% off your purchase of $250 or more (includes sale), code: THANKS

My top Black Friday Picks

1.Pom Pom Cable Beanie

2.Cable Knit Sweater

3.Fluted Sleeve Flare Dress

4.Make It Mine Byrdie Bag

5.Cocoon Coat

6.Quilted Puffer Vest

7.Crushed Velvet Slip Dress

8.Monogram Spinner Luggage Set

9.Faux Fur Collar Double Breasted Coat

10.Washable Cashmere Sweater

11.Sweater Dress

12.Tory Burch Shoulder Bag

 

There we have it! Not going to lie, definitely going to indulge in myself on some of these sales… Happy shopping!

 

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Holiday Shopping Gift Guide: $100 and Under

November 21, 2017

The holidays are here! This is the first of several holiday gift guides I’ve created for everyone to shop with. Let’s also talk about things to do during the holiday season. In the next series of posts, I will be throwing in my ideas for you this year.

 

 

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