Archives for November 2016

Moto Chic + Final Cyber Monday Sales

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Every girl needs a few pieces in her wardrobe to toughen things up a little bit. Even the girliest of girly-girls (*ahem* not pointing any fingers…) needs to flaunt a little edge now and then! One of my favorite emerging trends of this season is the moto jacket, which I’ve seen in every hue, fabric, and structure under the sun. (I love this suede one and this faux-leather one-currently on sale!) While it’s fun to play with trendy colors and fabrics like this year’s velvet, you’ll want to really invest in pieces that are here to stay and are built to hold up for a few years, like this wool moto jacket I have on by Lilla P.. Lilla P. is a great go-to brand to keep in mind for top-notch quality wardrobe staples. While their prices are on the higher end of the spectrum, these are true investment pieces–and good ones at that. I layered my moto jacket with this pretty navy blouse (and by the way, I totally have my eye set on this cashmere sweater!) If you’re looking to spoil yourself or someone on your gift list while still finding a great deal, you’ll want to take full advantage of their Cyber Monday sale that ends tonight, where everything is 25% + free shipping with the code ‘HOLIDAY16’!

Pair them with these leather leggings (on sale under $40!) that you’ve seen me wear post after post, and add some black over-the-knee boots (also major on sale!) to really kick things up a notch.

Don’t forget to check out my roundup of the top ten Cyber Monday sales you need to shop before the clock runs out tonight!

Outfit Details:

Moto Jacket (25% off)– Lilla P (c/o) | Navy Blouse (25% off)– Lilla P (c/o) | Hoop Earrings-Nordstrom | Leather Leggings (on sale under $40)– Nordstrom | Over-the-Knee Boots (over 50% off)– Nordstrom (similar)

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Xo,

signaturePhoto Credit: Rachel and Noah Ray of Iron City Photo

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Top Ten: Cyber Monday Sales to Shop + Top Picks

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales happening right now, rest assured that you’re not alone! There is so much information out there that it can be difficult to sift through it all, let alone have a semi-enjoyable shopping experience. You definitely don’t want to skip out on the madness since you can find some of the best deals and knock a little Christmas shopping out of the way, so I’m here to help cull everything down into bite-sized pieces. Even though there are tons of Cyber Monday sales happening today, I’ve selected my top ten sales I think you’d be best off shopping today, along with my top ten picks from those select retailers!

I’ve done my best to cover everything from personalized jewelry that’s great for gifting, to holiday party ready dresses, to splurge-worthy steals you simply cannot pass up. Shop with ease by either clicking directly on the photo of the item you want to shop, or by clicking on the name of the retailer to be directed to their site.

Set of Three Personalized Bracelets | Tortoiseshell Monogrammed Bangles | Hunter Boots | Black and White Checked Coat | Black Over the Knee Boots | Brown Leather Tory Burch Boots | Red Tory Burch Tote | Pink Fringe Mini Dress | Pink Tassel Earrings | Black and White Kate Spade Bow Blouse

ASOS (U.S.) | 30% off everything

Code: THANKFUL30

Baublebar | Up to 35% off

Code: SAVE35

Goodnight Macaroon | 40% off everything

Code: CYBER40

Kate Spade | 30% off everything

Code: WIRED

LOFT | 50% off everything

Code: CYBERMONDAY

Lulu & Georgia |

15% off orders of $250+ with code BLACKFRIYAY15

20% off orders of $500+ with code BLACKFRIYAY20

25% off orders of $1000+ with code BLACKFRIYAY25

Nordstrom | Take an extra 20% off select sale items

No code needed

Steve Madden | 35% off

Code: CYBER


Taudrey
| 30% off sitewide

Code: HOLIDAYFUN30

Tory Burch | 30% off purchases of $250+

Code: THANKS

Happy shopping!

Xo,

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Mad for Plaid + More Black Friday Sales

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If you’ve been keeping up with me lately, you might’ve noticed that I’m on a bit of a camel + burgundy + black kick (remember my outfit from Thanksgiving?) This has quickly become my uniform of this fall since I unintentionally snatched up so many pieces that are pretty similar. (Hey, at least I’m consistent!) I’ve been through a major closet clean-out lately, and I’ve been doing my best to only add back items that I couldn’t live without that are also versatile and can be worn with many different items from my wardrobe.

When I saw this plaid skirt and these over-the-knee boots from Zara (both currently 30% off via Black Friday sales!), I was head over heels. Pun intended. Though I’ve always been a fan of Zara, in the past few months I’ve grown a deeper appreciation for its affordable, unique, and well-made ensembles. Zara offers pieces that are a little more high-fashion in their construction than you might find at other retailers, and I think that has a lot to do with their international influence. And me–passing up a good plaid skirt–really?

I recently received this camel colored jacket from Shop Stevie, an adorable online boutique from a fellow blogger I love and admire! It’s made out of a faux suede material and actually a lot more lightweight than it might look. (And it’s under $50!) This jacket is perfect for those in-between fall days when it gets a little toasty when the sun is at its peak, but also acts as a nice shield on windier days. I picked up this sleeveless black turtleneck, which is a must-have basic piece, from Nordstrom Rack (which is where I get most of my basics). Though I couldn’t find the exact one, I’ve linked several other affordable options here, here, and here.

When all else fails, go with Chanel. (Important life mottos here, people.) I’ve owned this gorgeous vintage Chanel necklace for a few years now, and it is my no-fail go-to piece that pulls pretty much any outfit together. I’m such a sucker for vintage Chanel, and I recently found a new website that is chock-full of it (thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Jenny, of Margo and Me!). Last but not least, over-the-knee boots are key for this season, and I was able to snatch up these OTK boots from Zara that are currently only $62 and selling fast. If you miss out on those, check out these similar boots that are also on sale under $100!

Don’t forget to be keeping up with my Black Friday post throughout the weekend as I’m continuing to update it with new sales I’ve found, along with can’t-miss items that are major on-sale right now!

Outfit Details:

Suede Jacket– Shop Stevie (c/o) | Black Sleeveless Turtleneck– Saks (Similar) | Plaid Skirt (Similar here)- Zara | Over-the-Knee Boots (similar here)- Zara

Xo,

signaturePhoto Credit: Rachel and Noah of Iron City Photo

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Master List of Black Friday Sales + Top Picks

Ladies and gentlemen, Black Friday sales have officially arrived. I don’t know about you, but the thought of waking up in the wee hours of the morning to elbow sleep-deprived strangers out of the way for the deal-of-the-day sends me into a bit of a panic. Shudder. However, there are some really fantastic deals on things I’ve had my eye on for others’ Christmas gifts (plus a few things for myself!), so you won’t find me skipping out on the Black Friday hype altogether! I’m a big proponent for online shopping, skipping the lines and stress, and of course–PJ’s all day. So grab your hot apple cider and settle in for a long winter’s shop as I guide you through everything you need to know.

I’ve spent some time thinking about the best way to help you maneuver the Black Friday experience. First up, you’ll see a click-to-shop collage highlighting all of my must-have items (many of these are selling out quickly, so you’ll want to act fast!) Next is an auto-updated boutique-style list highlighting a few more items that have caught my eye in particular while perusing the sales. I’ve made a few helpful notes on those items I really think are something special, and you can shop these with ease by simply clicking on each photo!

This list is all based on the master list of Black Friday deals, listed alphabetically by realtor at the end of the post. This list spells out every store with all of the dates, codes and links you need to get there. From the best booties and coats to some my favorite trends of the season, such as velvet and bold ruffles, you’ll find it all here. I’ll be updating each part of this post throughout the weekend as new sales pop up and I find new items you need to know about, so keep checking back, and feel free to share with your friends and family!

P.S. Spot any sales I missed? Leave me a comment or shoot me an email at haveawesleyday.blog@gmail.com so I can add it to the list!


 

Master List of Black Friday Sales

Ann Taylor | 50% off sitewide and in-store

Offer Ends: 11/25

Code: CELEBRATE

Anthropologie | 30% off everything

Code: LETSGO

ASOS (U.S.) | 30% off everything

Offer Ends: 11/29

Code: THANKFUL30

Banana Republic | 50% off 5 regular priced items sitewide

Offer Ends: 11/26 (online) 11/28 (in store)

No code needed

Barrington Gifts | 10% off sitewide

Code: THANKS10

Baublebar | 30% off Black Friday purchases

Offer Ends: 11/27

Code: THANKS30

Bergdorf Goodman | Up to 40% off sitewide

No code needed

Bloomingdales | 15% off $100, 20% off $200, + up to 50% on select items

Offer Ends: 11/26

No code needed

Express | 50% off everything in-store and sitewide + free shipping

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

French Connection | 40% off everything in-store and sitewide + free shipping

Offer Ends: 11/29

Code: F40BLF

GAP | 50% off everything

Offer Ends: 11/26

Code: TGIF50

GiGi New York | Receive a gift card up to 35% of your purchase PLUS a personalized leather case

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

Gorjana | 30% off select styles

Offer Ends: 11/27

No code needed

H&M | 20% off your entire purchase + free shipping

Offer Ends: 11/26

Code: 5188

Henri Bendel | 20% off $100, 25% off $200, 30% off $300

No code needed

J.Crew | 40% off full-price styles, 40% off sale styles, 50% off final-sale styles

Offer Ends: 11/27 11:59pm ET

Code: HOLIDAY

J.Crew Factory | 50-60% off everything

Offer Ends: 11/27 11:59pm

No Code Needed!

Kate Spade | 30% off everything

Offer Ends: 11/27

Code: THANKFUL

Kendra Scott | 20% off everything

Code: SALE20

L.L. Bean | 20% off $50+

Code: THANKS20

LOFT | 50% off everything

Code: BERRYGOOD

Macy’s | Extra 20% off + free shipping on orders $50+

Offer Ends: 11/26

Code: THANKS

Madewell | 25% off your entire purchase

Offer Ends: 11/27

Code: THATSALE

Moda Operandi | Sale items up to 65% off

Offer Ends: 11/28

Code: EXTRA30

Nasty Gal | 30% off black styles

No code needed

Neiman Marcus | Up to 40% off sitewide

No code needed

Nordstrom | Take an extra 20% off select sale items

Offer Ends: 11/28

No code needed

Old Navy | 50% off everything (exclusions apply)

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

Rag & Bone | 25% off sitewide

Code: BLACKFRIDAY25

Rebecca Minkoff | 25% off sitewide ($100+ purchase)

No code needed!

Saks Fifth Avenue | Up to 60% off

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

Shopbop | 15% off $200, 20% off $500, 25% off $800

Offer Ends: 11/28 11:59pm PT

Code: GOBIG16

Show Me Your Mumu | 40% off select styles

Offer Ends: 11/27

Code: MUMUSALE40

Soludos | 25% off everything

Code: BLACK25

Steve Madden | 30% off + 30% off clearance

Offer Ends: 11/26

Code: BACKINBLACK

Taudrey | 30% off sitewide

Offer Ends: 11/28

No code needed

Tommy Hilfiger | 40% off sitewide + free shipping + extra 20% off $100+

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

Topshop | Up to 50% off select items

Offer Ends: 11/28

No code needed

Tory Burch | 30% off purchases of $250+

Offer Ends: 11/28

Code: THANKS

Urban Outfitters | Buy one get one 50% off all apparel

Offer Ends: 11/25

No code needed

West Elm | 15% off $100, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000, 30% off $3000+

 Code: SAVENOW

Zara | 30% off everything

No code needed

Xo,

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Give Thanks

The Thanksgiving holidays are always such a humbling reminder of what the holidays are about, before everything becomes a true whirlwind! I love spending this time catching up with family I haven’t seen in a while without too much pressure of gifts and only the expectation of enjoying each others’ company. This is the perfect time to slow down and reflect on the simple things in life that bring you joy that normally don’t get enough credit.

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If you ever needed an excuse to get mushy, today is the perfect day to tell someone “thanks” for making an impact on you. I did a little reflecting myself, so without further ado, my little list of thanks can be found below.

15 Things I’m Thankful for this Thanksgiving:

  1. The kinds of laughs that make your belly ache.
  2. Warm, crackling fireplaces.
  3. My dad–for leading by example with a heart of gold.
  4. The luxury of waking up at your leisure on a day off.
  5. A warm cup of coffee on a brisk fall morning.
  6. My mom–for being selfless, encouraging and patient.
  7. Strawberry Pretzel Salad (a Shaw family staple).
  8. A shameless Disney movie marathon.
  9. My sister–for being the best listener I know.
  10. A chance to try the Pinterest recipe of your dreams.
  11. A song that makes you drive a little longer just to hear the end.
  12. Long walks with leaves crunching under your feet.
  13. My friends–for being my best support-system that always keeps me grounded.
  14. The little mishaps that make your family your family.
  15. A family who pushes each other to succeed, celebrates when these successes do come, and stays loyal in times of waiting.

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For my Thanksgiving Day outfit, I selected a few classic items from J.Crew’s Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale (hello, 40% off!) that started a few days ago. I like to keep things pretty simple as far as outfits on major holidays go, since there are so many more things dividing my attention! Having a few go-to items guarantees that I’ll feel comfortable all day long and be able to fully enjoy the day. This camel colored turtleneck is a new favorite of mine, and I’ll likely be purchasing it in another color or two pretty soon! (It comes in 8 different colors!) It’s really lightweight which makes it nice for layering, but it runs a little big, so I would recommend sizing down if you’d prefer it to be more fitted! I ordered a size XS for reference.

I couldn’t resist this pleated faux-leather skirt, in one of my favorite colors of this fall: burgundy. Unfortunately, this particular color is sold out (pretty sure I was the one to snag the last one–oops!), but it is still stocked in black. I ordered a size 00, but probably could have stood to go a size up!

This gorgeous leather clutch was a gift from my sister a while back, from a really great company called FashionABLE. Every item is handcrafted by women in poverty in an effort to help them overcome struggles from addiction, to abuse, to homelessness. Each purchase helps support these women thrive in new job opportunities, which is a cause I think is especially appropriate to celebrate today.

Lastly, these black leather booties might’ve been my favorite purchase of this fall! They were a small splurge, but well worth it as they’ve ended up being perfect to wear to work. The heel isn’t too high to look too dressed up for work, and they’re SO comfortable I think I could walk in them all day. Bonus? They’re currently 30% off at Nordstrom.

What are you most thankful for this holiday? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check back early tomorrow for my Black Friday post with all of the sales you need to know about (to spoil the ones you love!). Hint: Look out for Nordstrom, ASOS and Ann Taylor, as they have some of the best deals on the horizon! I’ll be updating it throughout the weekend as more sales pop up, so don’t go anywhere!

Outfit Details:

Turtleneck (on sale)– J.Crew | Pleated (Faux) Leather Skirt (on sale)– J.Crew | Leather Clutch– FashionABLE |Leather Booties (on sale)– Sam Edelman | Hoop Earrings– Nordstrom | Ring– David Yurman

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Photo Credit: Rachel and Noah of Iron City Photo

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