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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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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
Fashion

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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Tips For Working at Home

November 11, 2016

tips-for-working-at-homeI’ve been working from home for almost a year now. While I can say it is for me (a somewhat social introvert), I must say that it is not for everyone. I decided to school you if you are thinking about doing it. Starting with…

Your Social Life – Make a Promise to Yourself.

When I decided to work from home, I did it because I was at a high-stress toxic office job, and I found that while I’m a great communicator, I work the best when no one is looking over my shoulder. It did mean cutting coworkers out of my day-to-day activities. I made the resolution to stay in touch with my beloved coworkers, and to strengthen my friendships. Turns out, my tiredness went away as soon as I started working from home, giving me more time to plan outings with my friends. My social like couldn’t be any better!

Organizing Time:

I am now able to sleep in by 45 minutes now that I don’t have any commute at all. But I make sure I get up at the same time every day. 7:30 works best for me, earlier if I’m going to the gym in the morning. From then I use the first hour of work (9 ish) to answer emails and get started for the day. Two hours I work but make sure to take 5-10 minute breaks in between. I get up and walk around my apartment or have a healthy snack. I deal with client accounts so I organize what parts I’ll do first into two hour or hour blocks. Noon is the time that I take my hour lunch break and/or go outside for a walk. Then the rest of the day is spent doing those same blocks of time until its 5 PM and I can unplug.

Health:

My eating habits have improved since working from home, contrary to what most people would probably do. I make sure to stock the fridge with healthy meals, and I meal prep salads for lunch. I just grab and go! Saving on the commute time also lets me enjoy longer workouts. I’m no longer anxious all the time too (bonus).

Saving:

While I do not make as much as I could make working corporate, working from home is a trade off. I save on transportation, put fewer miles on my car, and save the planet at the same time! Win-win.