Black Friday Deals

November 27, 2014

Nordstrom Black Friday Deals, Faux Fur, Cashmere, Skinny Jeans

// Nordstrom //

Black Friday has always been a work day for me but I certainly don’t let it hinder my ability to shop the incredible sales throughout the day and all weekend!  So many sales are kicking off today so after I’ve stuffed myself with turkey, you will most likely find me online.  First up is everyone’s favorite…Nordstrom.  While I know this is the season for giving, a little ‘self gifting’ is good for the psyche too!  This is the perfect opportunity to invest in those jeans with the pricier sticker because now they’re marked down.  Woohoo!  My choices…Mother, Joe’s, or J Brand.  They magically suck ‘everything’ in while remaining quite comfortable.  Another great item to take advantage of is boots.  Extensive collection!  My personal favorites include these classic riding boots, the Hunter rain boot (love this bright color!), and these black booties.  And if you’ve been wanting to invest in a pair of Rag & Bone boots, now is the time.  Oh, and you had to have known I’d include a pair of sneakers in this mix, right?  How cute is this New Balance retro pair?  Love the navy/pink combo.  And for the beauty obsessed, it’s the best time to purchase a Clarisonic.  I’m telling you…it’s pure magic!  I have this pink one and love the cleanser and polish that comes with this kit.  If you’re challenged for ideas with the men in your life, I have a gift guide already in the works, but Nordstrom has a nice assortment of sweaters, coats, and shoes on sale.  For my niece and nephew, I’m checking out Mini Boden’s markdowns (I love baby animal hats!) and their selection of little shoes.  Ummm…do these come in my size!

// J.Crew //

Despite what a lot of mental health experts discourage, I check my emails as soon as I wake up (tisk tisk).  And I swear, every time there is one from J.Crew alerting me of their newest sale.  Right now it’s a really, really good one…30% off full priced styles and an extra 40% off sale styles.  So jusssst about everything!  I jumped straight to the accessories because I have scarves and hats on the brain (ignoring the 70+ temps here!).  Particularly this beanie in red which is on my wish list.  And you know I don’t visit J.Crew without a gander at all things plaid.  This week it’s this number with it’s mix of soft colors.  For gifts, I’m scouring the pajama section because I know my sister will put some sort of sleepwear on her list.  And the shoe selection at the moment should not be overlooked.  Love the scallop detailing on these heels and these flats.

// Shopbop //

Shopbop’s ‘big event’ is another fun sale.  It’s 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $1,000+ using code GOBIG14.  This includes all full priced items as well as sale items.  Got it?  Ok good.  Let’s shop!  One of my favorites is this crew neck cashmere sweater.  I promise it will remain in your closet for years as a favorite.   I also like Shopbop’s selection of Clu sweatshirts.  See that ruffle or color popping out of each one?  That piece is built in so you get a layered look without the bulk!  And if you’re going to use this sale to splurge, then I suggest doing it on a piece of jewelry or handbag.  Jennifer Meyers’ collection is one of my favorites.  I always obsess over her dainty rings.  As as far as bags go, I’m a huge fan of Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim, which you’ve most likely spotted in my outfit posts.

Jogger Pants

November 26, 2014

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Bobby Prom Photography

J.Crew Jacket  /  James Perse Pants  /  Anthropologie Tee (Similar on sale)  /  J.Crew Hat
Steve Madden Heels  /  Alexander Wang Bag  /  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Jogger pants might just be the most ingenious fashion trend yet…and the most forgiving (hello turkey and stuffing!).  If I can pull off wearing something that feels like pajama pants and not being too obvious…then I’m game!  And better yet…you can dress these up or down.  Here I dressed them up with a structured jacket and strappy heels but, the following day I wore them with a pair of my favorite sneakers and a plain tee while out running errands.  If you’re on ‘gift watch’ for a fashionable female, then I highly recommend joggers.  Personally I’m lusting after these.  They’re a lightweight wool that would go perfectly with sweaters or flannels.

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Holiday Dresses

November 25, 2014

As I was rounding up a selection of holiday dresses for this post, I kept finding myself circling back to Anthropologie.  Seriously, they might just be the one-stop shop this year for party dresses.  They are strong contenders for their number of styles, colors, and materials.  My personal favorites are this red laced sheath, this black pencil dress, and this lasercut leather dress.  And normally I don’t get overly excited about New Years, but how fun, flirty, and festive is this beaded shift?!