Friday's Fancies: Preppy Pants

November 30, 2012

Preppy Pants

I finally got around to looking at my J.Crew catalogue and as usual I am in love with everything. Today's look is all J.Crew and I'm going preppy - which is sometimes how I like to step out into the world. It doesn't get much more preppy than tartan pants in reds & greens which are also perfect for the holiday. Santa will you please bring me a bunch of J.Crew gift cards? I've been on the "nice" list!

Goodies: J.Crew Factory Finds

November 29, 2012

In keeping with my first recent buys post, I decided to share the deals I got on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. However, the majority are Christmas gifts for my family so I can't show them on here and spoil the surprise! I can, however, show you some goodies I snagged for myself - all from the J.Crew Factory website (and 50% off).

J.Crew Factory Finds

1. Charley Sweater in Citrus Lime - I passed up sweaters at several stores because they were drab colors. There's something much more fun about bright sweaters! Purchased on sale for $24.50 (reg. $49.50)

2. Dorset Purse in Sweet Tangerine - I love cross-body purses for days sight-seeing in DC and beyond... plus 50% off for leather?! Yes please. Purchased on sale for $59 (reg. $118)

3. Fireball Stud Earrings - Some days it easiest to throw on a fabulous pair of stud earrings and run out the door. I just know these will be worn a lot. Purchased on sale for $11 (reg. $22.50)

4. Color block Stripe Tee - I'm a sucker for color blocked tees and J.Crew knows how to do them. I love the colors in this one! Purchased on sale for $22.50 (reg. $45)

Black & Blue

November 28, 2012

I was so glad I packed black tights when Sunday rolled around and we woke up to snow. The white ground was such a beautiful sight on our way to church - and I knew immediately outfit photos were happening despite the very chilly weather! If I do an all black outfit (especially a little black dress), I love to add a pop of color.. this time with my new blue heels.

How do you rock all black?

Dress: Zara [similar] / Jacket: H&M [similar] / Tights: Alloy [similar] /
Jewelry: Eastern Market, NY&Co. [love this one] / Heels: Target / Bag: Coach [similar] /


November 27, 2012

I couldn't help pairing a mustard yellow cardigan with my burgundy skinny jeans to celebrate Thanksgiving with nearly 30 family members. We had the most delicious brined turkeys, mashed potatoes, stuffing and (let's not forget) dessert.

One of the highlights: we all wrote what we are thankful for on a leaf and hung it on trees in the middle of each table. We went through each leaf sharing our thanks - and then our favorite memories. A day full of eating, backyard football, family and my favorite kind of mustard. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Cardigan: NY&Co. [similar] / Jeans: H&M [similar] / Necklace: c/o LOFT [similar - and 50% off!] /
Flats: C-Label /

Cyber Monday Deals

November 26, 2012

I can't decide what shopping day I like better: Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Both get me excited to shop (more so than on a regular day) however one day - I don't have to leave the house. As someone who makes lists for everything, I wrote down all the sites I wanted to scour to find Christmas gifts and maybe a little something for me. Here are some of the best Cyber Monday deals:

ASOS: Extra 30% off everything with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
Banana Republic: 30% off your online purchase with code CYBER
Coco Rae: Polishes for $6, Sets for $17.50 + free shipping on orders of $30 or more with code FREE
Gap: 30% off your online purchase with code CYBER
J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything + free shipping with code YOURGIFT
LOFT: 50% off everything [online only] with code TODAYONLY
Old Navy: 30% off your online purchase with code CYBER
Piperlime: 20% off with code CYBER
Rent The Runway: 20% off everything + free Lancome lipgloss with code CYBER2012
Steve Madden: 30% off + free shipping with code HOLIDAYS30
Target: view all deals here
White House Black Market: 30% off your entire purchase with code 17125
Zara: Up to 50% off select items

Happy Shopping!

Image via Retail Makeover Blog

Also, the winner of the gold chevron knuckle rings is.....

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Friday's Fancies: Black Friday

November 23, 2012

Black Friday

Black Friday is serious business for my Mom, Sister and I. Out shopping bright and early - maybe a stop for lunch and no rest until it's dark and we're in the car on our way home with bags of goodies. Needless to say, today calls for flats and a relaxed look to shop the best deals. I'm not crazy about all black - so I added a fabulous J.Crew sweater in the mix to keep things interesting. Maybe I should just shop this outfit for myself. I love it that much!

Happy shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012

I have so much to be thankful for - and not just one day a year. Here are just a few on my heart: 

My family/friends and their unconditional love and support through blogging and job changes.
My health (minus the pink eye)!
A great boss and fun job that allows me flexibility.
The blogger BFFs I've met this year... I cherish each one of you and love our time together. 
A roof over our heads in the form of our first home and having my love & best friend to share the excitement with!
This blog and all of my readers.. I can't express the joy it brings me to share my love of fashion with you!
Our troops who sacrifice everything and fight to keep our country safe.
And last - but certainly not least - I'm thankful for a loving God who never ceases to amaze me.

What are you giving thanks for? Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Image via Design Happens

Pleats & Polka Dots

November 21, 2012

The pink polka dot sweater has made a comeback! (Originally seen here and here) I just couldn't part with it, so I tucked it into a pleated skirt for a whole new (dressy) look. Plus, I now believe you can never go wrong with layered pearl necklaces.

Sweater: Old Navy [similar] / Shirt: NY&Co. [similar] / Skirt: Target [in a floral print] /
Heels: unknown [similar] / Jewelry: American Eagle (top) [similar], Forever 21 (middle) [similar], unknown (bottom) [love this one], Eastern Market & Forever 21 bracelets, rings from family, knuckle rings c/o Handmade by Nina RaeBag: Alloy [similar] /

P.S. - I'm giving away a pair of the chevron knuckle rings in this post here!

Red With A Twist

November 20, 2012

This is a fitting post because my eye resembles the color of my cardigan. Yep. I'm now out of (picture-taking) commission due to pink eye... which I caught in the movie theater last Friday. After a sleepless night, blurry vision and a visit to the MinuteClinic (with lots of stares) - I'm slowly nursing my swollen eye back to health with eye drops -- which I am NOT a fan of! I still have lots to be thankful for though! ;)

Chambray: Old Navy [similar] / Cardigan: Gap [similar] / Jeans: Gap [similar] / Heels: Colin Stuart [love these] / Jewelry: Eastern Market / Clutch: American Eagle [love this one] /
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson [similar]

P.S. - Have you entered my giveaway yet? You could win a pair of gold chevron knuckle rings!