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The biggest shopping weekend of the year is here!  I’m currently thinking about which leftovers I’ll be eating (probably ALL of them) and browsing all the deals so I can continue crossing some people off my holiday shopping list.  If you haven’t already be sure to check out yesterdays post where I rounded up lots of the sales along with my top picks from a few of my favorite retailers. Today I am going to talk about some of the best sale items I’ve seen, what I have already purchased and what I currently have sitting in my online shopping carts.

Yesterday I mentioned the J.Crew sale and it really is a good one.  I made a few purchases for holiday gifts because at 40% off my purchase I really couldn’t go wrong.  There are so many great sweaters for the men in your life.  I ALWAYS get my brother-in-law a J.Crew sweater, it has become a tradition.  The quality is great and they always have a wide range of pullovers, cardigans, half zips and full zip sweaters, so many options!  I purchased this one for one person on my list (I won’t give it away in case he reads my blog, although the chances are slim).  J.Crew also has the cutest pajamas and PJ sets along with lots of great slippers!  I did a little shopping in that section as well because they even offer pajama pants in Tall sizes which is so necessary for us tall folk.  My mom, sister and I all agreed the pajama pants are forever shrinking after being washed, anybody else have this problem?

I always find that men are the toughest to buy for.  Both Jeremy and my dad always leave me stumped.  Last year Jeremy made my life a bit easier and requested an Apple Watch so I didn’t have to do much thinking on my own.  He wears it everyday so if you’re looking for a gift for guys who loves technology and gadgets I definitely recommend it.  Jeremy is borderline obsessed with technology and always needs the latest and greatest technology there is so for him to not be looking for another smart watch by now is a miracle.  There are lots of sales on smart watches here.  I also found some other great deals on Movado watches, which are always classic.  Check them out here and here.

If you are shopping for your friend, sister, aunt, mother, cousin or any other lady in your life I always suggest Loft.  It’s one of my favorite retailers to shop for myself, my sister and mother which goes to show that the clothes really appeal to a range of ages.  They are currently offering 50% off everything through tomorrow  (with code ‘FRIYAY’) AND you will receive $50 in Loft cash for every $50 you spend!  I recently purchased this navy suede skirt and I have this faux leather skirt in my cart along with my go-to work pants in yet another color (I already own the black and navy!). This scarf is so pretty and this hoodie is looks like something I’d never want to take off, both great gifts!

If you are looking to gift some items for the home then definitely check out the buy more, save more sale at West Elm.  Bed, Bath & Beyond has a huge sale on Dyson vacuums (the best!) and they are offering 20% of your purchase in store.  Someone on my list is requesting a new coffee maker so that wish will be easily granted! Another great place for items for the home is Crate & Barrel and they are currently offering 15% off with code ‘Save15’.  These gift combinations are genius and make holiday shopping SO easy.

While I am trying to stay focused on my holiday shopping for everyone on my list I can’t help but peek around for myself.  I may have to pull the trigger and buy myself these booties which I’ve been eyeing way before they went on sale.  I don’t have any gray booties so that’s enough to validate my purchase, right? I was so excited to see that Asos is having a 20% sitewide sale (code ‘gogogo’) as they have the best selection of scarves.  I love the colors in this one and this gray scarf looks too warm to resist.  I am sure you all know by now that I am a sucker for a good cardigan so this one obviously caught my eye and the reviews (I always read them) are telling me I won’t regret buying it! Lastly, I have been needing some new jeans so I recently spent far too long searching and trying on tons of pairs which was exhausting but suddenly worth it when I found these.  The fit is SO good and flattering.  I actually held off on purchasing them (it was tough) in hopes of catching them on sale today and WAH-LAH they are now 25% off.

Okay, now it’s time for a second cup of coffee and pie for breakfast!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving!!  I won’t get all mushy on you, mostly because I’m the least mushy person I know, but I have to touch on how thankful I am for ALL of YOU!  Blogging would not be nearly as fun for me without your support.  It would be more of a diary…on the internet, ha.  I love connecting with you guys and hope you all have the best Thanksgiving, and after Thanksgiving I hope you get the very best deals for all your holiday shopping (that includes some gifts for yourself!).

We all know the hype built around Black Friday and I have to say that while some deals may not be the best, there are others that are better than I’ve seen before…and trust me, I know a good sale when I see one.  That being said, I’ll be sharing the scoop on the best sales today and I’ll be updating you guys again tomorrow as more sales are revealed.  The Pre Black Friday deals should definitely not be overlooked,  I have already taken advantage of some major discounts and made some purchases from J. Crew.  I’ve listed some of my favorite pieces from several of the sales, along with the discount codes.

J.Crew- 40% off in store & online with code ‘HOLIDAY’

 

 

Nordstrom– Extra 20% Sale Items (no code needed)

 

Loft– 50% off in stores & online with code ‘BERRYGOOD’

 

 

Banana Republic– 50% five regular priced items with code ‘BRFIVE’

 

 

Other Major Sales:

Old Navy– 50% off almost everything & free shipping on purchases over $25 with code ‘enjoy’

Lord & Taylor– extra 50% reduced items. 20% with code ‘THANKS’; $20 off $160 with code ‘BONUS’ and free shipping on all order

Gap – 50% off everything with code ‘TGIF50’

Urban Outfitters – Buy one, get one 50% off all apparel

Tory Burch – 30% off your purchase of $250 or more with code ‘THANKS’

Steve Madden– Buy one, get one 70% off plus free shipping with code ‘HUNGRY’

H&M– 20% off your purchase and free shipping with code ‘5188’

 

Items I’ve Worn That are Now on SALE!

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Jeans (50% off) and Sweater (only $10! and comes in 2 more colors)

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Jeans– 50% off; Similar cardigan on sale

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Booties– less than $35!

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Sweater and Hat– both 50% off

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Coat– also comes in gray & black

That’s a wrap…for now.  I’m off to do some last minute cleaning and prepping then I’ll be enjoying ALL the food and time with our families!

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Jeans: Target // Tee: Madewell // Cardigan: ASOS // Scarf: H&M // Boots: Saks Off 5th

Fall has come to be my favorite time of year.  While I love the warm temperatures of Summer, it doesn’t quite match up to the gorgeous scenery that Fall has to offer not to mention the days of cozying up in leggings and an oversized sweater.  Some of my favorite outfits are those worn during the Fall.  It’s the time for plaid, scarves (my favorite!), boots and comfy knits #sweaterweather.  Today’s post incorporates all those pieces and I can often be found replicating this exact look.  So, today I am talking about three of my favorite Fall (and Winter) wardrobe essentials.

  1. First up are oversized cardigans because they are my favorite and I will never have enough.  Some may think they are overwhelming and not figure flattering but I’m over here remaining so thankful that I can cover my food babies while still being fashionable.  This one is actually pretty heavy and warm so it will also be perfect when Winter rolls around. It comes in a range of colors and at a great price point.  You can shop all the colors right here.
  2.  As I’ve mentioned several times I wear scarves almost every day during Fall and Winter.  They add both a layer of warmth and another dimension to an outfit.  Some of my favorite Fall scarves are of course plaid, tis the season! This one is SO soft and doubles as an office blanket for the days that I can’t handle the air vent directly over my desk.
  3. Last is of course shoes because you can’t leave home without ’em.  Although I love slipping on sandals in the Summer I must admit that it is SO nice to not have to worry about my pedicure being perfect all the damn time!  I have always loved booties but I recently found some over the knee boots that I am wearing more often than not.  This pair is only $70 which is honestly such a steal and they fit great! I went with the gray pair because I wanted something different and at such a low price point (for OTK boots) I definitely did not mind venturing a tad out of my ‘shoe color comfort zone’ (is that thing?). BUT, I recently purchased these in black and LOVE them.  They are a bit higher than the gray pair and hit a few inches above my knee.  I am super picky about OTK boots falling down and being too roomy or slouchy but I can vouch for both fitting really well.  I highly recommend them!

You’ll definitely be seeing more over these pieces over the next few weeks months so I hope you like them.  Personally, I’ll never get sick of this easy but comfortable look!  What are some of your Fall wardrobe essentials?

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

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Dress: Nordstrom (also comes in black) // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: Old Navy

I think we can all agree that suede is amongst the softest fabrics to wear. While suede has made its way into my closet in the past years, it was typically in the form of shoes or purses…until now. When I set eyes on this faux suede dress I had to have it. The fabric that once made for the perfect accent as an accessory is becoming my favorite focal point of a look. While this is faux suede, it certainly does not look or feel cheap. I love the fit and the mock neck. Pair it with a cardigan over top or a fitted long sleeve shirt underneath for some extra warmth. I love pairing different fabrics so I went with leather booties, and a leather jacket would also work well if you need to add a layer! This dress is perfect for your next girls night out, date night, or even Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Friday, friends! I know I mentioned that I may finally visit some wedding venues last weekend BUT that never happened, I’m the worst at wedding planning. I promise as soon as I press ‘Publish’ on this post I am going to call a few venues that we hope to visit on Sunday. Hope you have some fun weekend plans!

I have to admit that this post wasn’t exactly planned but when I started to casually browse the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale today I thought I’d be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t share all the good deals!  I’ve picked through hundreds of pages of sales items so that you don’t have to.  Oh, and all my picks are under $100 so your wallet won’t completely despise me.  I was so happy to see that a few of my purchases (see this post) from the Anniversary Sale are discounted again and this time I can actually speak to how well they wear.  This coat was my favorite purchase from the Anniversary Sale and it’s currently over $70 off.  I have the camel color which is the perfect neutral but it does also come in gray and black. If you’re looking for a classic coat that won’t go out of style anytime soon then I highly recommend it!  Another favorite are these jeans which I’ve already worn a ton of times and they have not lost their shape, a win in my book. Also, if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you may know that I am a huge fan of Zella leggings.  There are always a few included in the Nordstrom sales and I make sure to take advantage of that.  They are honestly my favorite leggings of all time.  I have a black pair for everyday wear and two pairs for working out.  I am loving this pair that is part of the sale.  Without further ado/ramblings you can shop all my favorite finds in the collage below.  Simply click the images to shop!