Hey my loves! Let’s start the year off right with some of my top picks in fashion, hair, and beauty for the month of January!

Pictures129Many stores are releasing their spring clothes, but we all know that it doesn’t get warm until the end of April/May. March feels like winter to me so I will still be wearing my sweaters and riding boots which is why these are my picks for January. I love the print on the Fair Isle Sweater from Forever 21 and I was sold on these riding boots with the chain detail and mixed textures. You can never go wrong with a satchel bag, and this Rachel Zoe bag is sleek and chic! A statement necklace can glam up any look this can even be paired with the pink cable knit sweater. Lastly, the CoverGirl Blast FlipStick Duo in Flashy is one of my favorite lipsticks. It’s a highly pigmented purple and I use the pink for a little ombre look. It is long lasting and even acts as a lipstain!

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Black Friday is only a few days away and while many stores will be opened on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday will still be the biggest shopping day of the year. So here are a list of stores and deals that you can find the great deals.  Remember my post about how to prepare for shopping on Black Friday? Well if not here are my 5 Tips to help with the madness on Black Friday.

So I’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest deals for Black Friday. Get your lists together. This is the best time to get your Christmas gifts and a few presents for yourself :)

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Fashion

  • H&M up to 70% off. Shop now through 11/30. They have items starting at $5. If you are one of the first 100 in the stores, then you have a chance to win $300 with the H&M scratch off.
  • ASOS up to 70% off on sale items. 20% mark down with the Code: GIMME20 (Use now through Monday)
  • Gap enjoy 60% off for the entire family
  • Aldo– 50% off on all shoes (full price only)
  • Mango up to 30% off
  • Nasty Gal– The Perfect 10! Up to 50% off
  • Old Navy will open Thursday at 7pm. The first 500 people on line will have a chance to win 1 million dollars
  • Banana Republic has “exceptional savings” for Black Friday
  • Forever 21 has pre-Black Friday deals with up to 50% off of select items. Black Friday items will start at $3
  • New York and Company has 50% off of everything for their pre-Black Friday Sale and the door busters on Black Friday are insane. You can get up to $70 of
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA 60% off
  • 6pm has up to 75% off of select items
  • Express has the ultimate passbook of savings for Black Friday

Department Stores– Many department stores are opening Thursday evening at 8pm. Click the links to see all of the deals and door busters

Beauty

  • Sephora has great deals like limited edition products for $10 from Josie Maran, Bare Minerals, Lorac and More. Get the full run down over at Temptalia
  • MAC is releasing the Hautecore lipstick which is described as a true matte black. Check out swatches from Temptalia blackfriday3
  • OCC releases Stained Gloss called “Little Black Dress” (How cute is that name?) If you spend over $75 with OCC you will get the LBD lip stain for free
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  • Sneak Peek of Stila Cosmetics Black Friday Sale

Tech and Gaming

  • Best Buy– iPads, phones, TVs and more. Take advantage of the door busters!
  • Radio Shack– great holiday deals for the tech lover
  • Game Stop Xbox One, PS4? well take advantage of the deals!

Drug Stores and “Super Stores”

I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving already! It feels like it was just July and now I’m just trying to stay warm. Since it is Thanksgiving and most people will be spending time with their loved ones (others will be in stores shopping) it is only right that I curate (makes my job sound fancy) a few pieces that you can rock for Thanksgiving dinner. Check out my previous posts on this very topic click here and here

Check out the looks I created below

Look #1 The Bulge Friendly Skater Dress– I rocked a skater dress last year and I think I may do the same this year. I was comfortable and cute. What more could you ask for.

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Look #2 Sporty Chic Sweatshirts and Joggers– I am in love with sweatshirts this year and I love how versatile they are. You can rock a sweatshirt with skinnies, skirts, shorts, and a cute heel or even jeans and riding boots. The sweatshirts versatility is perfect for Thanksgiving! Find one that is embellished for an instant touch of glam. I went with a printed sweatshirt and black joggers (fancy sweatpants) with an ankle bootie to dress up the look. This boots can be easily switched for something flat for more comfort.

Thanksgiving 2013 Look #2

Look #3 The Hostess. Each year I try to set the hostess’ look apart from all of the others. I know realistically the person that is hosting is running around the house like a crazy woman (or man), but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to look fabulous doing it. So I paired an embellished top with a printed pencil skirt. In this look you have lots of prints and textures. None of the pieces are overpowering each other. They work well as a unit and separately when paired with other items.

Thanksgiving 2013 Look #3

Which look would you rock?

Loft is one of my go to places for work wear. I love the variety that they offer as well as the modern twist they they add to classic pieces like pencil skirts and sheath dresses. They also have frequent sales so sign up for their email list and become a Loft Insider for additional discounts. Friends and Family discounts are happening right now with 40% off! So here are my top picks of separates that can be put in multiple combinations that will have you looking great at work!

Office Chic: The Loft

The holiday season is officially here. We are weeks away from the biggest shopping day of the year, but you do not have to wait until Black Friday to score great deals. This Fab Under $50 post is somewhat of an outfit post as well. I can see many of these pieces being mixed and matched to create a great look. So take a look at some great items from some of our favorite brands.

Fab Under $50 Fall Edition

Dorothy Perkins dress
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ASOS top
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Accessorize black handbag
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ALDO ring
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Happy Shopping!