Friday, November 21, 2014

LAYERS

TGIF! Enough said. I am so happy it is Friday and the weekend is right around the corner. This casual, layered look has become my weekend uniform. I love the mock turtle neck of this oversized and cozy sweater and it goes perfectly with a tucked chambray shirt with the collar peeking out. When going with a more casual look, I often like to jazz up my hair-do, which usually means something involving braids. I also have not been able to take off these over the knee boots - I am just obsessed with the camel color! This weekend will be spent catching up on work and getting a few fun holiday projects ready for you all, in addition to some much needed maxin' and relaxin! Sometimes I love how cold it is because it allows me to stay snuggled up inside all day and not feel bad about it. So cheers to the weekend everybody!

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Oversized Turtle Neck Sweater // Chambray Shirt // Skinny Jeans // Over The Knee Boots (20% off purchase with code: KENDALL20) c/o // Cross-body Bag c/o // Aviator Sunglasses (Plaza gold/tortoise) c/o

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

ENGAGEMENT PARTY

Ok, ok, so it has taken me a few days to get this post together, but at least I shared a sneak peek of my engagement party outfit via instagram! This past weekend we were back in the suburbs for a whirlwind of a weekend. I showed my future mother-in-law my wedding dress (I wish I could have just walked out of the store with it on that day), we had our beautiful engagement party at the Radnor Hunt with our bridal party and family, and to top the weekend off, my niece's 5th birthday party on Sunday! Whew, what a jam packed, yet amazing weekend it was. 

The Radnor Hunt is located on acres upon acres of land with horses and a gorgeous view of the rolling hills. I knew I wanted to wear a dress that was a bit of whimsical, meets vintage, meets classic, and when I took one look at this BHLDN Celia dress, I knew it was the answer. One of my favorite details (aside form the all around lace) is the eyelash lace at the hem. It creates the perfect  soft and feminine feel. Although I wore this dress for my engagement party, it is a versatile dress that  can be worn for numerous occasions. I love getting dressed up and on this particular (and ever so special occasion) it allowed me to truly feel like a bride-to-be!

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BHDLN Celia Dress, borrowed // BCBG Heels, old (love these + these) // Portobello Jewelry Earrings c/o // bareMinerals Moxie Lip Gloss "Electric Fuchsia" // Brahmin Clutch

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GIFT GUIDE - THE HEALTHY GAL

I personally am always looking for new and fun gift ideas, and I have been working a lot the past few days to come up with some new gift guides to share with you all this season - I hope you enjoy them! Lucky me, I have both my parents' birthdays right before the holidays so I always am racking my brain trying to think of double the ideas. Because it seems like several people in my life have been trying to get in better shape and make healthier choices (including myself - hello wedding year!), I decided it would be fitting to make a gift guide for that gal (or guy) that is looking to improve their health. After all, what's better motivation then some cute workout clothes! Devon Maryn sent me these adorable yoga pants pictured below - I highly recommend checking out their site for some more cute workout options. In addition, there are so many innovative gadgets out there andI have rounded up a few of my favorites below. 

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2. Fitbit
5. Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf  and a fun video on how to wear it 10 ways
6. The North Face Down Vest
8. The North Face E-tip Gloves
9. Beanie


Monday, November 17, 2014

SEQUINS + A NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY

With another Monday in full swing, I decided to start the week off right with sequins and an amazing giveaway with some fabulous bloggers. My holiday inspired outfit and this giveaway go hand in hand, as the giveaway winner will receive a Nordstrom gift card valued at $400 and these sequin pants and sleeveless tunic are both from Nordstrom. We all agreed that it would be a great to give back to one lucky person this holiday season, and, if you are like me, you could definitely use a little extra spending money to complete the holiday shopping list. All details about the giveaway are below and the winner will be announced the 21st of November! Good luck!

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
The Fashionista's Diary // Life with Lyss

A Lonestar State of Southern // Sequins and Things // Brighton The Day // Haute of the Rack // McKenna Bleu
 
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Friday, November 14, 2014

DOUBLE POST FRIDAY - SHOP THE SALES

It is not uncommon this time of year for stores to continue their sale now until the holidays are over and have more stores joining the "sale bandwagon" as each week passes. I have rounded up the latest and greatest sales going on today throughout the weekend. Exciting news, my two favorite French Connection jackets (this and this) are on sale for 30% off (code: FCFF30)! Happy Weekend :)

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French Connection - Extra 30% off with code: FCFF30 - ends today


Bloomingdales - 25% off with code: HOLIDAY - ends 11/16


Kate Spade - 25% off with code BEMERRY - ends 11/17


J.Crew - 25% off with code SHOPNOW - 11/17




OTHER SALES TO CHECK OUT:
J.Crew Factory 40-60% off - ends 11/18
Old Navy - 25% off with code: SAVEMORE - ends 11/15
Madewell - 25% off with code FALLBACK - ends 11/17
Macy's - 25% off with code GIFT - ends 11/16