November 2014 archive

Paisley & Leather







This post brought to you by Miss Me. All opinions are 100% mine.

Outfit: Top & bag c/o Miss MeDKNY leather pantsFranco Sarto Hawthorne Wedges via DSWNecklace c/o RocksboxMichael Kors watch

Playing with a neutral color palette sounds like it could get boring, but when mixed with prints and metallics–can actually work pretty well. I’ve been wearing the crap out of these leather pants because they are warm and seem to go with everything.

I’m loving the pattern on this Miss Me top (paisley) and how it has understated aztec-boho accents but could still work for the office with a blazer. To work the black with pops of beige and metallics, I added cap toe wedges and different textures with a slight pop of color in the turquoise necklace.

It’s been really chilly lately, so layering and wearing these warm pants is a definite must! Last night, we went to see one of my old friends from college and watched the fireworks over Magic Kingdom. It’s often easy to forget and pass by such amazing sights when you are too close to them, but I was glad I got to do something that special and have dinner with a long-time friend!

Now, for a peek at what’s in my bag! I often switch between carrying way too many papers and things to a crazed clean-out where I get rid of everything. Good news is–this really cute and sparkly Miss Me tote carries everything I need with pockets to spare! So, here’s what’s in my bag now:

Gal’s Guide–I’m obsessed with this planner because, number one, it has an adorable cover; but also, it has a monthly, yearly, and daily calendar to put all my “stuff” on. What’s really neat is that it has dividers with tips like on a magazines article. For instance, this month’s was a list of everything you need to entertain at the holidays including recipes! It has a huge section at the back with extra lined paper for all of my obsessive list-making which is definitely a plus for me. I don’t go anywhere without this.

Michael Kors wallet pouch– this was a gift from my brother and his girlfriend for my birthday last year and I love how roomy it is. I use it as a wallet but since it’s a wristlet too, I take it when I go out and the bold color is a fun pop to any outfit.

iPhone 5C–naturally everyone carries a phone around and I love this one because it’s smaller than most models today and the coral color is so me!

iPad Mini–this thing is pretty much glued to my hip. I use it for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. With it’s cute personalized aztec cover, I never need to revamp!

Makeup– my two must-haves for on the go would be my Make Up For Ever #32 lipstick. This is the perfect neutral/baby pink shade that works for everyday. I also have been really into the Kat Von D powder palette for on the go touch-ups. With my nasty nail-biting habit (I know, I know) I always need this nail filer/buffer with me.

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The Ultimate List of Black Friday Sales + A Giveaway!



Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are getting good, quality time in with friends and family while enjoying the year’s best meal. Nate and I have been up since 7:30 cooking and I’m loving all the delicious smells! But, it wouldn’t be me if I weren’t looking forward to/planning my attack on Black Friday.

Although it’s been a controversy to keep stores open on Thanksgiving night to bring in even more money, I believe there’s no harm in shopping online after all the visiting/eating is said and done. I do have an enormous amount of respect for stores who have decided to keep their doors shut on Thanksgiving. This day is for family, not waiting in line at Best Buy in the cold.

Below, I’ve provided a list of what I think to be some of the greatest deals around (some have already started as of yesterday) and most of then you don’t even have to leave your couch to cash in on!

Along with your coffee, comfy shoes, and Quest bars, don’t forget to bring your other must-have out with you to the sales tomorrow- Shopular (the mobile app that recognizes sales once you enter the store’s doors). From Gap to Kate Spade, I’ve already cashed in on all the goodness this app has to offer even before the madness that is tomorrow. Definitely check it out if you haven’t already. I’m obsessed!

Now, onto the list!



ASOS: Take 30% off everything, and save up to 70% off all sale items. 

Guess: Save up to 50% online and in-store. Plus, Black Friday doorbusters at 50% off and a limited-edition leopard tote bag for free with a purchase of $100 or more (in-store only, while supplies last).

Kenneth Cole: Save 30% off everything from November 26 at 8 p.m. EST through midnight on December 4.

Mara Hoffman: Take 25% off everything, plus free ground shipping with code blackfriday14.

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Save an extra 40% off to 60% off everything through November 28. The first 100 customers (over 18) in every store on November 28 will receive a gift card — one $1,000 card per store. 

Baublebar: Take 15% off two items, 25% off three items, and 35% off four items.

Threadsence: Take 30% off everything with code BLACK30 from November 27 through November 28.

H&M: Enjoy exclusive deals from $4.95 and in-store scratch-offs for the first 100 shoppers, valued up to $300.

Banana Republic: Until 1 p.m., take 50% off one full-priced item and 40% off your purchase all day long in-store only. 

Nordstrom Rack: 30% off red tag clearance items.

Old Navy: The entire store will be 50% off from 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving through Black Friday. Plus, Old Navy is bringing back its second-annual “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway, where the first 100 customers to line up will receive a game card, loaded with a chance to win $1 million.

Shopbop: Starting on Tuesday, November 25 through December 1, enjoy a Tiered Code promotion. Enter a code at checkout (which will be published the day the sale goes live) for 15% off if you spend $250, 20% off if you spend $500, and 25% off if you spend $1,000.

TOMS: Take 25% off everything (excluding core classics and sale items) from November 27 through December 1.

BCBGMAXAZRIA: From November 26 through December 1, save 50% off holiday must-haves (including sweaters, coats, and dresses). Plus, special savings on seasonal essentials: $88 leggings, $68 peplum tops, $98 lace dress, and buy one get one free cozy knits. In-store, until noon only on Black Friday, spend $200, save $50, spend $300, save $100, and spend $400, save $150.

Amazon (fashion): Select men’s and women’s sweaters are under $20, select women’s boots are under $50, and save 50% off of the Vince Camuto bag below.

JCPenney: Score Door Buster deals (merch up to 60% off!) in-store from 5 p.m. CST on Thanksgiving through 1 p.m. CST on Black Friday. And, all day on Thanksgiving through 1 p.m. CST on Black Friday. 

Aldo: Starting at 10 a.m. EST on November 28 through 9 p.m. EST on December 1 (and 11:59 p.m. EST online), save 50% off the original price on all reduced styles. 

Rebecca Minkoff: The designer’s sale section was fattened up just in time for the big shopping day. You’ll get 25% off orders over $275, too.

Juicy Couture: Take 50% off everything from November 26 through November 30.

Forever 21: Black Friday deals starting at $4 plus free shipping Thanksgiving Day only.

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything in store and online.

Best Buy: online doorbusters Thanksgiving Day only featuring tablets, TVs, and cameras.

Anthropologie: Celebrate your shop and head into stores. Every shopper will receive a popper including gifts and discounts that could go up to a $500 gift card.

Cambridge Satchel Company: Select styles will be available for 40% off.

Madewell: Take 25% off nearly everything with code GIFTON. Free shipping too!

PacSun: It’s 2-for-1 denim plus buy one, get one half off. 

DSW: Free getaway bag with $59 in store purchase Black Friday only.

Kate Spade: Up to 75% off surprise sale until November 29th.

GAP: 50% off everything online with code BLKFRIDAY now through end of Friday.

American Eagle: 40% off everything online plus free shipping through Nov. 30th. Code GOBBLEUP will give you 40% off and free shipping.

Kérastase: Spend $100 and get 15% off, free shipping, and a Nutritive Deluxe sample set with code GIFTSILVER. Spend $150 and get the same, but 20% off and Touche Finale serum (use code GIFTGOLD).

MAC:  It’s your only chance to grab an exclusive online-only edition of the brand’s Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, the Smoky Black Friday Palette.

Make Up For Ever: Stock up on favorites with multiple deals on offer, including 2 for $10 Aqua Shadows and liner from the Sepia collection. The Artisan brush set is going from $65 to $34, and the Aqua shadow kit from $38 to $19.

Paula’s Choice (my favorite AHA Gel for an at-home peel!): Have 15% off everything and free shipping.

Peter Thomas Roth: The brand’s super-moisturizing Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme Super-Size will be on sale for $24 (originally $120).

Too Faced: Buy Better Than Sex mascara and receive 50% off another product.  (my favorite mascara!)

Urban Decay: Along with free shipping, a special combo of the brand’s Ammo and Smoked shadow palettes plus a sample of Perversion mascara is on offer for $30.

Lucky Brand: Extra 40% off everything.

New York & Company: 30% off everthing.

Express: 50% off everything.


…giveaway time!

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Check out the OWB Black Friday discount code this weekend:  CYBER30  good from Thursday the 27th until Monday Dec 1st at Midnight, it’s good on everything including the sale items!

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$400 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving week! Very excited to bring you an amazing gift made possible by teaming up with some of my favorite fashion bloggers around! Use the widget to enter below for your chance to win $400 to Nordstrom for gift giving or yourself (you deserve it!). Be sure to check out all of these ladies’ blogs, they are inspiring and will give you lots of ideas for holiday inspiration! 🙂


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