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Hey my loves!

Next week Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, and I have some amazing fashion and beauty deals for you all this year. This is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While some people shop all year round for the holidays, majority of the people, including myself, wait until after Thanksgiving to really get things going.

Here are a few tips before you head out to your favorite shops for your favorite deals.

  1. Make a list! You have to be prepared. This is not the time to go and browse the stores casually. You need to have a plan. You will no exactly what stores to go to and what items you will purchase from the stores. So grab those newspaper circulars or print them out to create your list. You can also prioritize and figure out which stores you will attend first  and what items you will try to grab as well.
  2.  Shop with a friend. Usually I like to shop alone but shopping with a friend during this time is a necessity. You guys can split up and divide and conquer! Ok that may be a little extreme, but you can each pick up the items you need in half of the time. Also you can wait on line in shifts.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing. I would suggest something that you can maneuver in easily, so layers are perfect. Comfortable jeans and knit leggings are essentials. I would go with leggings and some flat riding boots with zippers that will be easy to take off if I need to. Also wear a cross body bag to avoid holding your purse in your hand or on your arm. Lastly oversized cardigans, scarves and anorak jackets are great too. You can tie the jacket around your waist if you get a little warm and the cardigan is great for an additional layer of warmth.
  4. Be assertive, yet friendly. You want to be pleasant to the workers because this is an extremely stressful time and you want them to be as helpful as possible. You have to be assertive when it comes to the other customers. Do not get in to a fight, but if there is a deal that is a must have go for it!
  5. Set reasonable expectations for yourself. You may have 15 items on your list that you want to purchase, but you not be able to get those items, so be realistic on what you can actually accomplish, and also remember, what you do not get on Black Friday there is always Cyber Monday.
So, whether you are shopping on line, or standing in line at your favorite store to get the best deals we have something for you so check it out!

 

Fashion

  • H&M is having an AMAZING Black Friday week! With items starting at $5 women can find sweaters and holiday party dresses, men can find great pants for $10, and you can find great winter jackets for your kids starting at $10. The first 100 customers in line will also have a chance to win up to $300 in scratch offs. They also have extended hours with stores opening at midnight on November 23. They also have Pre-Black Friday deals starting November 19th with items starting at $7. So make sure you check out H&M
  • Department store jc penney is a great one stop shop. With their specialty shops you have something for everyone that represents a variety of style. Their deals are from Thursday-Saturday so you can shop before you meet up with your family for Thanksgiving or even early Saturday morning to avoid the Friday rush. It starts from 6am-11pm. So get ready to stock up on great stocking stuffers like $20 Liz Claiborne gloves, $30 metallic puffer jackets, $10 cable knit sweaters, $15 jeans, $15 work pants and more! There are even amazing deals for men, children, and the household.
  • New York and Company is offering 505-705 off of everything in the store or online so stock up on your work essentials to have a killer winter wardrobe for the office
  • Express is offering 50% off of everything
  • ASOS is offering u p to 30% off knits, coats, and more but check out their outlet as well
  • Aldo is offering 50% off of all clearance merchandise
  • Lulu’s has deals on dresses, tops, bottoms and shoes!
  • One of my favorite department stores besides jc penney is Kohl’s has deals for the entire family and home
  • The Gap is offering 60% off of everything through Saturday online and Sunday in stores!
  • J. Crew is offering 25% off so try to get your hands on their awesome cashmere sweaters
  • Forever 21 not only has Black Friday Deals but Pre-Deals as well, so if you want some trendy items, now is the time to shop.
  • Macy’s will definitely be a mad house so get there early to grab all of the great deals! Check out their Black Friday Specials here
  • Score your favorite designer pieces at Lohemann’s starting with 25% off of already discounted prices
  • Nordstrom Rack is giving back to their loyal customers. For every $100 you spend you will receive a $10 card!  Also you can earn double points shopping from November 23rd- November 25th. Lastly,  look for the green dot to win a $50 gift card at your local Nordstrom Rack!

How amazing are these deals!?!

Check Makeup Artist Kim Porter’s blog for all of your beauty deals!

Happy Shopping!

Yes I wore snakeskin printed pants and I love them. When I first purchased the pants almost everyone I told or showed were not convinced that I could make these pants work. I think I did pretty good! These pants are probably the most comfortable pair of pants that I own. The material is extremely soft and I love that they have wide legs. I also love the versatility as they can be worn as high waisted pants as well. These babies will get a few more wears before it is time to pack them away until next year, but I absolutely love them! They are by Jaclyn Smith for Kmart (yes Kmart ) and a variation of these pants are currently on sale for $7.99, marked down from their $24.99 price tag (which is still inexpensive). Click here to purchase. I paired the pants with a basic white t-shirt from Forever 21, accessories from Luxe which can be found in Burlington Coat Factory, and my favorite shoes from Aldo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What exactly is a court shoe? I’m glad you asked! A court shoe is just another way of saying pump. I hope you weren’t looking for a more technical answer lol. So court shoes, or pumps if you will, are timeless. They are sophisticated and classy. They range in different heights but they all keep the came classic shape. ALDO has two great options for court shoes for the spring.

Check out these two great options

1. ALDO Mease Suede Pointed Courts

Pointed court shoes by ALDO. Featuring smooth, suede uppers, a pointed toe, a low-cut design to the vamp, a slim sole and a covered stiletto heel. In a slip on style.

Price: $135 Click here to purchase

2. ALDO Parcell Mid Heel Peep Toe Courts

Vintage style peep toe sandals by ALDO. Crafted from genuine leather. Featuring a peep toe and pointed cutaway to the sides, with a mid height cone heel.

Price: $107.43 Click here to purchase

ABOUT ALDO Creating high quality fashion footwear, ALDO pays close attention to detail with each seasons’ update. With a globe-trotting in house design team keeping on top of the trends, affordability isn’t overlooked, as leather bags and accessories complete ALDO’s covetable edit of embellished sandals and wedge heels.

Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday and of course we could not leave you hanging when it comes to looking fly on this festive day. Whether you are just hanging with family and friends, or if you are going to meet your new boo’s family we have you covered. Check out a few outfits that we put together that are definitely stylish and turkey friendly.

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

 



Miss Selfridge sleeved dress
£35 – missselfridge.com


H m cardigan
£25 – hm.com


Aldo boots
$84 – aldoshoes.com


ASOS oversized leather clutch
$108 – asos.com


TopShop collar necklace
£17 – topshop.com


Vince Camuto stone earrings
$38 – zappos.com

This look features a loose fitting dress to hide the bulge once you’ve indulged in all sorts of tasty treats like apple pie and sweet potato pie. The colors are perfect for this occasion. I added the cardigan because if you get a little warm you can take it off, rather than a a poll-over sweater. With tons of people in the house, you are bound to get hot.

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

 



TopShop lace shirt
$70 – topshop.com


Brown cardigan
$60 – generalpants.com.au


Faux leather skirt
$70 – topshop.com


BCBG Max Azria leather boots
$98 – bcbg.com


H M genuine leather handbag
£7.49 – hm.com


Drop earrings
$45 – maxandchloe.com


H M metal bangle
£6.99 – hm.com

This look mixes textures. You have lace, a wool blend skirt, and a printed cape. The lace adds a touch of femininity and the booties with the printed fly away cardigan add a touch of edge.

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

 



Short sleeve leather shirt
$100 – topshop.com


Tweed pants
$85 – topshop.com


Leather boots
$85 – dsw.com


Studded leather handbag
$225 – asos.com


Gypsy SOULE sparkle jewelry
$28 – zappos.com


Monsoon gold jewelry
£30 – monsoon.co.uk


Illamasqua Lipstick
$28 – asos.com

This look is great if you want an alternative to jeans and a t-shirt. The leather like t-shirt and paper bag pants paired with leather and suede booties scream luxe. If you are tired of the standard t-shirt and jeans for casual, this will definitely add some sophistication to your look.

What To Wear Tips

  • Wear something that allows you to breathe. We usually eat a ridiculous amount of food this day so you want to wear things that will camouflage the tummy. Peasant tops, flowy blouses, tunics- are all great choices
  • Leggings are always appropriate for this day, especially if you are in the kitchen or are part of the clean up crew. Pair with some riding boots or just a flat boot and you will look downtown chic.
  • Just because you will be in the house with the fam does not mean that you have to look like you are lounging. Put on a full face and some great jewelry and the food won’t be the only thing your family is talking about!

Leona Lewis hit the streets ready for fall. She wore what could be a cream dress or skirt underneath a bright red trench with matching patent leather platforms and lips. She offset the red look with a black and white CRIM satchel handbag from Aldo.  The bag retails for $50 and also comes in brown/orange which is great for the fall! Click here to purchase

Christina Milian was spotted out and about with her daughter Violet. Just because you are a mom, that does not mean you cannot be sexy! Christina is rocking a pair of denim cutoff shorts with a white long sleeved cropped blouse and red suede peep toe Sam Edelman Marina Pumps. Little Violet is so adorable!

Ladies, these are a steal! They retail for $129! Click here to purchase

Both ladies are sizzling!