I don't know about you but I always choose the latter on Black Friday. I'm not one for crowds, and the day after Thanksgiving means pumpkin pie for breakfast, copious amounts of coffee, and a possible trip to the movie theatre. OK fine I'll admit it, a definite trip to the movie theater to see breaking dawn... teenybopper!
I do, however, check out the cyber deals and have a few I'm definitely hitting up. Thought I'd pay it forward and give you the codes I've rounded up thus far. If you follow me on twitter or facebook you've definitely seen a few of the sale items I'm currently coveting.
OK, now for the good stuff!
Madewell: get 25% off everything and free shipping!
I love a good sale and right now you can save up to 35% with the code BIGEVENT12 at Shopbop
I've put together some of my favorite offerings. I tried to choose items that are versatile. What... yellow leather pants ARE versatile in my world. Pair them with sky-high heels, a black silk top, & a leather jacket for a night out. Want to keep it a little more casual? Rock a faded broken-in tee, pumps, and no jewelry. For day I would wear flats and a chunky knit sweater. The rest of my selections are a bit easier to integrate into an existing wardrobe. Shop the looks below. To see all of my current lust worthy picks head over here.
I haven't been home since the summer so I'm beyond thrilled to be hopping a flight at the end of the day to see my family! I just need to kick this terrible cold, get through a jam-packed morning/afternoon, pack up all my work (ugh, yes a working holiday) and hitch a ride to the aeropuerto!
Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I'm so grateful for your support here on this little blog. All of your comments, emails, and feedback mean more to me than you will ever know!
Some things deserve a post of their own. Such is the case with the violet continental zip wallet by Tory Burch. I love the color palette, and the full zip closure. My vintage Gucci wallet has seen better days so I've had my eye out for something special- this certainly fits the bill. I like having a big wallet for daytime and then I always switch to something smaller and more practical for evenings out.
What do you think? Would you rock a statement wallet like this one or do you like to keep it simple?
So ready to fly into the weekend! Wish I had something like the above piece to throw on- it's literally a piece of art.
Above: the space is organizational bliss; but, the black and white portrait is striking! It reeks of an alluring irreverence. That chick is B-A-D... in the best possible way. (Is that a photograph of someone I should know about? Did I miss the boat on this one? Is she a famous actress? clue me in!) update: it's Bridgette Bardot!
It's getting a little chilly these days- which I love (true New Englander at heart).
I'm always wearing hats and think I may try to snag a neon beanie a la Elin Kling.
Could she be more chic?
Anything you're looking to incorporate into your winter wardrobe? Would love to hear!
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Loving how this simple color palette can be so versatile and wearable. This one dress can take you from day to night. Dress it down during the day by layering it with a sweater tights and chunky boots. At night dress it up with a jacket that has a sophisticated silhouette. Add some baubles, statement heels, a clutch and you're done.
I'm rarely, if ever, cold. Accordingly, you won't find me donning a bulky sweater and boots at the first sign of fall weather. I generally hold-off on jackets all together and transition slowly into autumnal layers. My first efforts to acknowledge the changing weather materialize solely in the color palettes I choose to wear. Then I start thinking 3/4 length sleeves. Next, que little booties like these. Then the full-on, real deal, fall boots.
Above, a few fall staples I wouldn't mind adding to my wardrobe: now, the commentary...
Little oxblood heels- I love you with your pointed toe, stacked wood cigarette heel, and on-trend hue. I know you were hand crafted in Portugal just for little old me.
Crystal venus flytrap necklace- Let's work together. I'll introduce you to new friends as I stack and layer-up multiple necklaces. I'll even let you stand alone on days when I feel like talking to strangers. Your unique celerary shade is sure to be a conversation starter.
Tibi Lola 3/4 sleeve dress- you play hard to get, and I respect that. Your silk graphic print has peaked my interest but you're a little pricey. I can play hardball too ya know...
No it's not my birthday but it sure feels like it! I posted on J.Crew Factory a while back and wanted to share a few of my recent purchases. Many of their products are close to exactly what's offered at J.Crew but at a much lower price. I picked up these little pants in navy and may have gone a little overboard on the necklaces- but I love the idea of layering them up (like I have displayed above). Have you checked out J.Crew Factory?
At certain times in the year it can be difficult for me to clearly delineate between the work week and the weekend. There "should" be an appropriate time to check-out, rest, and re-connect with friends and loved ones. However, work emails come straight to everyone's phone and there are pressures to stay "connected". I always notice when someone doesn't check that lingering buzz; even more so when someone actually allows a call to go to voicemail! Technology constantly has us betwixt and between personal and professional worlds. I'll be the first to admit that I'm guilty of hopping right on my phone at any hour of the day or night to answer an email just so I can check it off of my "to-do" list. I've also been guilty on too many occasions of saying to whomever I'm with: "I just have to get this one email off and then I can end my day and listen".
I'm currently creeping towards the finish line of a year-long professional review so my weekends are now officially "work time". I'm too busy fulfilling regular work week expectations Monday through Friday so the push will be to complete everything else on the weekends.
How do you stay balanced during times like this? I've scheduled time for runs, time for quick dates with friends, and I try to dress in a more laid back manner (Que image above); but, my highest priority is work! I am definitely fearful that time with friends or time with myself (exercise) will quickly take a backseat to creating a quality finished product for work.
Am I alone on this one- or do we all lose sight of what's most important at times?
Don't forget to take some time for y-o-u!