Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sales (That You Can Shop From Home!)

Ditch this Doorbusters, because I've got the best in Black Friday deals and steals right here! Good thing too, because it's currently 9 degrees outside. BRRR!! Click the links below to be taken to all the best sales. I've got stuff for your mom, dad, man and more! And hey, pick something up for yourself while your at it.

Accessory Concierge // 30% off entire site
DATE: 11.27 – 11.30
CODE: THANKFUL //  30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Anine Bing Global // up to 60% off on
DATE:  11.25-30 

Ann Taylor // 50% off everything
DATE: 11.27

Anthropologie // Black Friday 25% off everything
DATE: 11.27-11.30

ASOS // Black Friday up to 60% off casual looks for men and women
DATE: 11.24 – 11.26

Athleta // 20% off entire purchase online and in stores restrictions apply
DATE: 11.27 – 11.29

Azalea // 25% off everything excluding jewelry 
DATE: 11.25 – 11.29 

Banana Republic US // Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase restrictions apply
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Bebe //  30% off select styles

Boden // 30% off + Free Delivery and Returns
DATE: 11.27 – 11.30

boohoo // 70% off everything, 50 % off everything
DATE: 11.27-11.30

Chicwish // extra 20% off
DATE: 11.27

Club Monaco // 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+
DATE: 11/26

Diane Von Furstenberg US // 25% off sitewide
DATE: 11.30

Diesel // up to 40% off
DATE: now- 11.30

DL1961 // 30% off full priced items
DATE: 11.24 – 11.28

Dolce Vita //  20% off + free shipping starts
DATE: 11.24 – 11.27

Express // 50% off everything + free shipping
DATE: 11.25 – 11.27 at noon

GAP// Early Access 50% off everything restrictions apply
DATE: 11.25

Gap Factory // 50% – 70% off everything restrictions apply
DATE:11.26 – 11.27

J.Crew // Black Friday 30% your purchase + Extra 40% off sale
DATE: 11.25 – 11.29

Joe’s Jeans // 30% off sitewide + free shipping some exclusions apply
DATE: 11.25 – 12.2

Kate Spade // Surprise Sale! up to 70% off
DATE: 11.24 – 11.28

Kenneth Cole // Black Friday 50% off sitewide + Free shipping all orders
DATE: 11.26 6PM ET – 11.27

LOFT // Black Friday 40% OFF almost EVERYTHING! (only exclusion: Lou & Grey new arrivals)
DATE: 11.27 12AM EST to 11:59PM EST
CODE: Use code BF40

Macy’s // Cyber Monday  60% off Women’s Clothing, Womens Plus Size Clothing and Juniors Clothing
DATE: 11.29 – 11.30

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase
DATE: Now- 11.29
CODE: Calmdown

ModCloth // Black Friday up to 40% off select styles
DATE: 11.25 – 11.27

Nasty Gal // Cyber Monday shop up to 50% off for  right now
DATE: 11.30 – 12.2

Nike // extra 25% off clearance at
DATE: 11.23 – 12.1

Nordstrom // Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Old Navy // 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Paige Denim // 20% off sitewide excludes sale items
DATE: 11.27 – 11.30

Rag & Bone // Black Friday 25% off sitewide + 2-day shipping
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Rebecca Minkoff // Black Friday 25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles
DATE: 11.25 – 11.29

Reef // Black Friday 25% off sitewide + free shipping
DATE: 11.26 – 11.27

Revolve // up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts
DATE: 11. 26

River Island //  20 % off everything
DATE: 11.27, 11AM- 3PM

Sam Edelman // 30 % off siteweide
DATE: 11.27

Tobi // 50% off sitewide sale
DATE: 11.26 – 11.30

TOPSHOP // up to 50% off selected lines
DATE: 11.26 – 11.30

True Religion // Black Friday sale up to 40% off
DATE: 11.26 -11.27

Urban Outfitters // Black Friday 30% off sale, 40% off sale for Urban On Members – sign up is easy!
Select Women’s + Men’s Sweaters are $39,   All Women’s + Men’s Flannels are $29, 20% off All Men’s Full Price Graphic Tees,  Select Women’s + Men’s Tees $19, All Crosley Record Players starting at $80, 20% off all Men’s Full Price Bags
DATE: 11.26 – 11.28

Victoria Secret // Black Friday buy 1 bra get 1 50% off
DATE: 11.26 – 12.2

Vince // extra 25% off 4pm EST
DATE: 4PM EST 11.26 – 3am EST 11.29

Wilsons Leather // 50% off entire purchase, free shipping over $50
DATE: 11.23 – 11.27

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving, guys! Hopefully some of you were able to sleep in, but I'm cursed with an internal clock that doesn't let me sleep past 6:30, I am (with my Gobble coffee cup, of course.) 
This time of year is always so special, because it forces us to just stop and be thankful. Sure, we should live with a heart of gratitude everyday, and I hope that you do, but I don't think there is anything wrong with taking a day to celebrate all we have to be grateful for. 

To be honest, this year has been a whirlwind of emotion for me. I've had a ton of truly amazing things happen, but I've also been dealing with and confronting a lot of pain. I've had to search deep for my joy, which usually comes very naturally to me. Without going into too much detail, let's just say, it's been a hard year. 

It's also been a really great year though, and I have a whole lot to be thankful for. A few things I'm grateful for are:

1. My husband. Brandon is a good man. Simple as that. I'm so thankful for his love for me, which I discover more deeply everyday. Not only does he work hard, but he works hard at us. We are not perfect, and I don't think any couple is, but even in our difficulties, I can honestly say that our relationship gets better and stronger. And I really don't have that many difficulties to begin with. I adore my husband, and I couldn't imagine a more perfect partner for me.   

2. Our home. On cold mornings like this, I'm so thankful that we have a warm home, because I know so many that do not have that same fortune. We bought our first home this year, and it's been such an experience for Brandon and me. We renovated to the point that we couldn't live in it for the first few months (and I discovered that I'm a lot more handy than I gave myself credit for!). It was such a great experience getting to create this space with my husband, and put our own stamp on it. It was certainly stressful at times, but it also connected he and I in a different way, and I'm thankful for that experience. 

3. Kygo. Man, I love that dog. We don't have children, so Kygo has really been the first "thing" we've had to be responsible for. It's so funny how Brandon and I  have cared for this dog and been able to see glimpses of how we would be as parents. Puppy parents are for real, people! (Psst..sneak peek at our Christmas card photos below.)

4. Family. So many people will never get to know the joys of having a big family. Sure, it comes with its fair share of chaos and hardship, but being part of a family means that you will love and be loved, forever. That is power. This year, my parents are coming over to Brandon's parents' home for Thanksgiving, and I'm especially thankful that I get to have both of our parents in the same place. 

5. My Job. As some of you know, I work with my husband and his parents in real estate. They (my FIL and MIL) have been in the business for 30+ years, and are simply two of the most respected people in our business, because of their hard work and integrity. They have worked hard to build their business, and I'm so thankful that Brandon and I have been welcomed into that space. It's a true blessing to be able to combine "old school" hard work and experience, with "new school" technology and spunk. Together, we are going to have our best year yet!  

6. Friends. I have some of the best friends on the planet. I truly couldn't imagine my life with you.

7. This blog. I've said it time and time again, but the community this space has created for me is astounding. Girls I've never even met, that feel like sisters. All of the opportunities its created with some of my favorite brands. Even being recently featured in the December issue of InStyle Magazine. (pinch me!) And most importantly, all of you that take the time to stop by and read my thoughts, see my pictures, and share your comments. That truly means the world to me. I could never thank you enough!

I have loads more to be thankful for, but my dog is not going to be very thankful for me if I don't take him for a walk soon!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Sweater (On sale for $39 and comes in 6 colors!)/ Fleece Lined Arctic Print Leggings via Patterns and Pops / Gobble Mug via TJ Maxx Home Goods

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Let The Black Friday Sales Begin!

The Black Friday sales have officially started! I've rounded up a few of my faves for you below.

Shopbop - up to 25% off with code GOBIG15 - They've got the CUTEST Holiday dresses, btw!

Madewell - Get something for you, and something for your best, for 25% off with code CALMDOWN

J. Crew - Get something for your Mr. and something for yourself because everything is 30% off (I know, right?!) with code HOLIDAY.

Sole Society - Ah, my beloved. 30% off tons of super cute boots and holiday shoes.

Menswear Inspired

Sometimes you just have to plan an entire outfit around your shoes. And, in this case, those shoes would be these loafers. When I first laid eyes on them, I thought, "I need." My second thought, "What can I wear with them?" Aside from the obvious answer (everything), I immediately thought about doing a menswear inspired post. 
Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? I mean, I'm really not prepared. Brandon is asking me to make a french silk pie - which, I've never done before, so...if you have any tips, I'm all ears!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving friends. I'd love to hear your traditions, favorite recipes, and beyond. Have the best Holiday, and God bless you all!

BB Dakota Jacket, similar (priced low), similar (higher priced) / Shirt (old) / Jeans, c/o / Loafers, c/o / Hat - similar / Bag (On MAJOR sale!!) / Karen Walker sunnies via Ditto- try for 1 month free with code EPWL

Monday, November 23, 2015

What To Wear On Thanksgiving

Can you believe that Turkey day is just a few days away? When it comes to Thanksgiving Day outfits, I tend to stick to one key factor: comfort. Jeans, leggings, oversized sweaters, and layers are essential. Although, a high waist may prove to be a new favorite, this year. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Coat That Goes With Everything

It wasn't until I moved to Colorado that I realized the need for a good coat. Not just a good coat, but several good coats. No really, I have a problem. But, when you live in an environment that is cold 8 months out of the year, you make the mandatory adjustments. 

To me, a good coat purchase comes down to two factors: 

1. timeless style  
2. prints and patterns that go with everything
As you can see, this coat fits the bill. The black, white, gray and brown pattern, proves to go with just about everything under the sun. I opted for styling it with a pair of brown boots and black jeans, but can easily see it with a white tee, light denim jeans and black booties. 

At just $79, it's a price that works for just about everyone. You can get this coat, and a ton of other cute ones at Chicwish. They have the cutest styles, at THE BEST prices!

So excited to be launch Blogger Nation back up next Monday. Can't wait to share what we've got in store. Stay tuned.

Coat via Chicwish c/o / Jeans, c/o / Boots, c/o (sold out) - similar / Karen Walker sunnies via Ditto- try for 1 month free with code EPWL

Linking With: Pink Sole / Bloved Boston / / Manic Monday / Mix It Monday / Trend Spin Linkup / Style Elixir / What I Wore  // Spotlight Weekly // Happiness at Midlife / Summer Style Link Up // Book of Leisure / Cassidy Lou / Flashback Fridays 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Spirit

Considering we had a ton of snow come through the other night, it's safe to say I'm finally in the holiday spirit. I even started listening to Christmas music yesterday. (Close your eyes, mom.) It's a rule in our family to not decorate, listen to Christmas music, or even think about Christmas until we get through Thanksgiving, but year after year I find myself breaking that rule. We are having our Christmas photos done this week, so I even decorated my porch all Christmas-y this past weekend.

As if I needed any more of a push into the Christmas spirit, this emerald green dress from Patterns & Pops sent me over the top with holiday joy.  

Green is a color that looks just about good on everyone! The thing I love most about this shade, is that it is appropriate to wear in the early fall months, yet can easily be transitioned into the holiday season by adding a few fun (aka gold) accessories.

If you haven't heard about Patterns & Pops, you don't know what you're missing. Two cute-as-can-be entrepreneurs travel around Denver in their trusty fashion truck. Saving Denverites on street corners, by way of fashion. Luckily for all of you, they have an online boutique you can shop, too.

This dress is not on their site yet, but you can contact them here if you would like to order. 

Dress via Patterns & Pops / Tights (old) - similar / Shoes (old) similar (30% off!) / Earrings, c/o / Belt (old) similar / Bracelet, c/o / Lips - GloMinerals Color Pop Lip Gloss, c/o (Get 15% off with code EatPrayWearLove15 on ANY GloMinerals product!)

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