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Skirt: Anthropologie // Sweater: Loft // Shoes: H&M; Similar // Jacket: Loft (old); Similar // Bag: Kate Spade; Similar  // Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Christmas is officially over and Hanukkah runs right into the New Year so it’s time to bring out all the sequins, or a somewhat subtle amount in my case.  When I stumbled upon this skirt I could not peel my eyes away from it, the sequin and frayed details are TOO GOOD.  I love the mix of textures and that this perfect little New Years Eve skirt can definitely be repurposed for several occasions.  In the past I have found that I buy a dress that is ALL sequins for NYE and it does not move from my closet after January 1st.  I already have plans to wear this out to for our anniversary next month.  Jeremy and I will be celebrating 4 years!  Lets just pray that I don’t spill any wine on it.  Trust me, all the prayers are needed for that!

As I mentioned this weekend we are heading to my parents house today to celebrate Hanukkah with my family!  We always celebrate holidays back to back with Jeremy’s family and coincidentally end up eating the same exact meal both days.   So today will be day two of brisket and latkes but I don’t hate it!  I will be enjoying every last bit of my four day weekend!

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Dress: Gap (on sale!) // Boots: Macys also here // Bag: Old Navy

Happy Holidays, friends!  Jeremy and I just finished lighting the menorah and exchanging gifts for the first night of Hanukkah.  He gave me a couple of pairs of these cozy pajama pants (yay for tall sizes!) and this sports bra.  I seriously love getting new workout clothes! I gave him this vest and these amazing socks.  Apparently we both couldn’t pass up the black Friday/Cyber Monday sale that J.Crew had going on.  We are so excited for lots of lounging around tomorrow (in my new pajama pants) and of course in keeping with Jewish tradition we will be indulging in some Chinese food.  Yes, that is really what the Jews do on Christmas!  On Monday we will be celebrating Hanukkah with Jeremy’s family and then with mine on Tuesday.  Four day weekends are the bomb dot com.  I am so excited for mass amounts of latkes and to watch my niece and nephew open all of their presents.  My niece has been known to get overly excited, her reactions are seriously the best!  I’ll try to remember to record a bit on my InstaStory.

Okay, now I’ll quickly give the scoop on this look because I can’t leave that out!  I wore this just the other night when Jeremy and I headed downtown for some drinks to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the day we met, how cheesy are we?!  This sweater dress is the softest ever and the ribbed sleeves help to give it some shape.  It is definitely oversized but the comfiest material I own, it feels like pajamas!  Despite the dropping temperatures I refuse to stop wearing dresses so these over the knee boots are the perfect way to help cover up my legs and keep them warm.  I wear them with semi-thick socks and they don’t fall down or bunch up at all.  It’s tough to find a pair that fit just right but I definitely hit the jackpot with these and they are such a great price for boots!

Now it’s back to lounging around and watching movies.  I hope you all have the happiest of holidays with your loved ones!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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Leather Leggings: Nordstrom // Top: Old Navy // Booties: Steve Madden // Hat: Old Navy // Bag: Kate Spade Outlet

Years ago I bought a pair of mixed faux leather leggings for under $30.  They were faux leather on the front half and a regular cotton legging material on the back.  After re-wearing them so many times I realized it was finally time to invest in a pair that wasn’t half pilling from so many washes.  I purchased these during the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale and haven’t looked back.  The texture is SO good, as in they don’t look or feel cheap.  The quality is great for the price and considering how versatile these are the cost per wear is basically pennies.  Faux leather leggings are perfect for dressing up and have also made their way into the world of athleisure.  These are easily the perfect pair of comfortable ‘pants’ that can take you from day to night.  I also have to mention this hat which is such a steal right now!  I went ahead and bought it in both the black and tan because you can’t beat the price!  It definitely helped to tame my hair during the windstorm that was going on while we were shooting these photos.  One day my hair will learn to own the windblown look but for now I’ll stick to hats and the occasional frequent cropping of my head/face.

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Jeans: Express // Cami: Topshop via Nordstrom ; other colors (wardrobe staple!) // Cardigan: Nordstrom (sold out); similar here and here // Booties: Sam Edelman // Bag: Old Navy

I have suddenly felt the need to buy all things neutral.  I am really drawn to almost everything gray, tan, white and black as of late.  I think it’s because I have finally realized that neutrals will never grow old and they are the items that will stay in my closet for years to come.  I really can’t remember the last time I bought something colorful (aside from candy-but I can’t wear that), if it’s not neutral it’s been some dark or muted color that is always easy to mix and match with a majority of clothes that I already have.  Anyways, I purchased this long cardigan during the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale and this color sold out SO quick (I’ve linked a few very similar ones below).  If I haven’t made it obvious already I am such a cardigan loving girl.  I really live in them year long.  They are perfect for layering at work, comfy for casual weekend wear, and can definitely be dressed up if you add a fun cami underneath #cardiparty.  I will definitely be slipping this one on once again this weekend while I finish up my holiday shopping.  Yes, that is a firm statement and I’m holding myself to it!  I have scoured the internet a whole lot these past two weeks so don’t forget to check my holiday shopping tab where I’ve rounded up gift ideas as well as some holiday party looks.

Sales on sales on sales. While I did a bit of shopping since Friday I did hold back a little because I knew the discounts would keep coming. Cyber Monday brings some of the best sales and retailers often offer free shipping today. That alone can be a game changer for me. I visited three of my favorite retailers so that I could give you my take on a few of my favorite items that are on sale today! I’ll also include sizing information because who wants to deal with returns? NOBODY. Alright, lets get to it!

LOFT: 50% off & Free Shipping with code ‘CYBERMONDAY’

(ends 3 AM on 11/29)

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Sweater:Fits TTS; wearing a size Small but ended up buying a Medium for a little longer length.

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Dress: Wearing a size 8 here, could use a Size 6.  Runs small if you are curvy; I typically wear a size 4 in Loft.  If you have narrow hips then this dress would work well for you in your normal size!loft-sweater-dress

Dress: Wearing a size Small; Runs TTS. I love the combination of fabrics in this dress, the top is a sweater and the bottom is light and flowy.  This would be perfect for a holiday work party.

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 Sweater: (same as a first photo); Skirt: wearing size 6, need size 4; This runs TTS. Love how this looks with a chunky sweater, possibly a cable knit! It is definitely a contender for holiday parties!

ANN TAYLOR: 50% off and Free Shipping w/ code ‘Cyber50’

(ends 3am on 11/29)

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Skirt: Wearing size Small; fits TTS. Top: Wearing size Small; fits TTS. The skirt is a sweater fabric and so comfortable, the top is also a thick fabric and both seem to be great quality! The sleeves make this top and I love that it’s 3/4 sleeve.  It’s also slightly tailored in the back making it really figure flattering!

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Dress : Wearing size 4; fits TTS. Pictures don’t quite do this one justice, it’s a really pretty dress and I love the colors. Bonus: it has pockets!

GAP: 50% off with code ‘CYBMON’ plus an extra 10% and Free shipping 3pm-Midnight on 11/27 with code ‘EXTRA’

(50% off ends 11:59 on 11/28)

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Sweater: Wearing size Small; fits TTS although I’d opt to order the ‘Tall’ size online (I’m 5’10”); I am loving cable knit sweaters and this neutral color is perfect (note- it also comes in 9 other colors).

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Sweater: Wearing size Small; fits TTS although I’d opt to buy the Tall size online. I love the mock neck on this one!

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Dress: Wearing size Small; fits TTS. This is another holiday party contender!

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Dress: Wearing size Small; fits TTS but is definitely a loose fit, you may want to size down. This is THE SOFTEST DRESS I’VE EVER WORN and yes it deserves all caps!  I really didn’t want to take this one off. SO GOOD.

That’s a wrap on the fitting room diaries!

Other Sales:

Express– 50% off and Free Shipping

Target– 15% off

Banana Republic– 50% off

H&M– 20% off $30 with code ‘5144’;  25% off $50 with code ‘0275’ ; 30% off $100 with code ‘8284’

Old Navy– 50% off

Urban Outfitters– $50 off $150 or $15 off $75; Free Shipping orders over $50

Madewell– 25% off with code ‘CYBERMONDAY’

ASOS– 30% off with code ‘THANKFUL30’ and Free Shipping