Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday 2015 Sales: Where to Shop Online

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone (to those who celebrate) had a nice dinner with their loved ones and didn't wait in line outside of a certain store to shop the sales. It's crazy how some spend Thanksgiving camping out of a store instead of just relaxing and spending time with our family when shopping online is just as good. Who doesn't like shopping in their PJs?

I've compiled a list of the Black Friday sales happening right now from my favorite brands and retailers that you can easily shop at the comfort of your home (or bed). No need to battle the crowds in the mall, or even worse, the parking lot, to buy the things you want or to get your holiday shopping for your loved ones. I've also included some of my picks for some retailers (and will be updating on what I ended up buying and my picks).

ONE // Ann Taylor Marled Boyfriend Cardigan, 50% off use code: CELEBRATE
TWO // J.Crew Large Plaid Scarf, 40% off use code: HOLIDAY
THREE // Kate Spade Gallery Drive Meaghan, (also available in black) on sale for $58
FOUR // Larson & Jennings Lader Watch, 15% off use code: LJ15
FIVE // Kate Spade Cedar Street Medium Harmony, on sale for $208
SIX // YSL Leather Y-Clutch, 30% off
SEVEN // Rayban Clubmaster, 30% off
EIGHT // J.Crew Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat, 30% off use code: HOLIDAY
NINE // Dolce Vita Ileen Fringe Boots, on sale with extra 20% off use code: BLACK20
ELEVEN // Joe's Jeans Billie Ankle BF Jeans, on sale 30% off 30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches
November 26 to 27 USE CODE: 30BLACKFRI
Ann Taylor: 50% off everything
Anthropologie: Black Friday 25% off everything
November 27 to 30 USE CODE: SHOPTOIT

I love checking out Anthropologie's Home section. I'm definitely picking up the Voluspa candles in Mokara and Crane Flower. The candles smell really amazing and the glass jars also make a great decorative piece. Check out Anthropologie's gift section for gift ideas for the people in your life that are difficult to shop for. I also love their fragrance selection.  If you have an Anthropologie store close-by to you, you can buy online and pick it up in-store. You can get your order the same day (check for availability). Some of my picks are down below:

ASOS: 30% off everything (U.S. only)
November 27 to 30 USE CODE: BLESSED
Banana Republic US: Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase restrictions apply
November 26 to 27 USE CODE: BRFRIDAY
Baublebar: 30% off site-wide with free everyday shipping & returns.

boohoo: 70% off everything, 50 % off everything
November 27 to 30
Dolce Vita: 20% off + free shipping (extra 20% off sale)
November 24 to 27 USE CODE: BLACK20

If you're still looking for over-the-knee boots, definitely check out their Neely boots. It doesn't have the heel, so they're a bit easier to wear if you're going to wear them while you commute (also a dupe for the highly coveted Stuart Weitzman boots). They're great OTK boots for this winter season. If you're looking for an OTK with some height to it, the Kavan boots are on sale. There's also a great selection of boots on sale on their website right now (filter on your shoe size to see what's still available)! I'm really loving these suede fringe boots too.
H&M: Black Friday Deal Days up to 60% off, Black Friday exclusive deals from $4.99 and in-store scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers in line valued up to $300
November 27
James Perse: Black Friday up to 70% off the James Perse Holiday Sale+ free shipping

I love their basic tees! Great on it's own or for layering.
Joe’s Jeans: 30% off sitewide + free shipping some exclusions apply
November 25 to December 2

I love the fit of their boyfriend jeans since they fit me really well.
J.Crew: 30% off full priced items, 40% off sale (*includes things that are never on sale)

Kate Spade: Surprise Sale! up to 70% off
November 24 to 28
Larsson & Jennings: 15% off everything on the website
November 26 at 9pm to December 1 at 7am USE CODE: LJ15

Some of my minimalist watches picks below:

LOFT: Black Friday 40% OFF almost EVERYTHING! (only exclusion: Lou & Grey new arrivals)
November 27 12AM EST to 11:59PM EST USE CODE: Use code BF40
Nike: Extra 25% off clearance at
November 23 to December 1 USE CODE: GETOUTHERE
Nordstrom: Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns (*Don't forget that Nordstrom also price match!)
November 26 to 27

This classic YSL clutch is currently on sale for 30% off!
Old Navy US: 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply
November 26 to 27
Public Desire: 20% off
USE CODE: cyberbae
River Island: 20 % off everything
November 27, 11AM- 3PM USE CODE: BFRIDAY15
Sam Edelman: 30 % off siteweide
Shopbop: Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions
November 24 to 30 USE CODE: GOBIG15
TOPSHOP: up to 50% off selected lines
November 26 to 30
Tory Burch: Spend $250 and receive 30% off on new arrivals, sales, and more
Urban Outfitters: Black Friday take and extra 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
November 26 to 28
Victoria Secret: Black Friday buy 1 bra get 1 50% off; Black Friday only: Get a limited edition free tote with any $75 purchase USE CODE: FRIDAY
November 26 to December 2 USE CODE: DOUBLEUP

Happy Shopping! Share on the comment section down below for any great finds that you picked up during Black Friday sales! I'll be updating this post throughout the day with my picks or what I ended up purchasing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3 Chic Ways to Layer for the Holiday

I recently teamed up with Target to bring you some ideas on how I'll be layering for this holiday season! The air is getting cooler, so it's time to bundle up and snuggle. Sometimes having too many layers can make you look bulkier, but here are some outfit inspirations that are both cozy and cute at the same time. You can easily wear these outfit ideas for the upcoming holidays, whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah.
Casual holiday outfit

Sometimes spending the holidays with family means lounging around and relaxing in each other's company. It could also mean spending some time outside either ice skating or the park. This outfit is perfect whether you're sitting by the fireplace enjoying a meal with your loved ones, or taking a stroll and admiring the holiday decorations. It's also a bonus that this tunic is very forgiving when it comes to the holiday feast aftermath.

Continue reading below for the rest of the outfits...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Current Favorite: Oatmeal Sweater and Coated Skinnies

H&M v-neck sweater (available in 2 colors)  / Paige Denim skinnies / Birkenstock sandals / Quay Australia sunglasses / Chanel WOC

This v-neck sweater has been easily my favorite lately. I picked it up in an x-small, and fit is still a bit loose which I really liked because it looks much more relaxed. I love the slightly deep v-neck and the color of the sweater. Sadly, this color is not available online, but it does come in two other colors (and it's on sale for $9.99). The v-neck is not too deep and it's the perfect neckline for layer your necklaces. I'm also thinking about picking up another v-neck rib-knit sweater (similar to what I'm wearing right now) just to have for winter. It seems like this will be my lazy winter uniform this year.
I've been really into neutral palettes lately, and one of my favorite combinations right now is anything cream/tan and black. It's my go-to combination when I'm in a hurry and I just need to get dressed. I really like how the texture of this sweater pairs up nicely with these coated Paige Denim skinnies, which are also my favorite pair of pants right now. You might have noticed that I'm wearing these pants again since I just featured them in my last post. And because I ended up loving these, I picked another pair up of Paige Denim in grey and another coated moto-style skinny jeans recently.

Anyway, in a non-outfit matter, I'm in the process (again, I feel like it never ends) of cleaning out my room before the year-ends. I want to only keep what I need and will be using right now and toss what I haven't touched. My problem is that I tend to hold on to things. You know just in case.

However, ever since I picked up Do Less in the beginning of the year, I've had this itch of simplifying my life a little bit more. After I finished reading that book, I picked up, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a few months later in the hopes of getting started with organizing and tidying up my place. Well, I'd like to report that I haven't started on the book, and that my closet is still cluttered. I'm making it my goal right now is to at least read a few chapters this Thanksgiving break. Hopefully by then, I'll be able to list some things on Poshmark so that my unused items can find a new and loving home.

Please share if you have any organization or decluttering techniques on the comments below.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Printed in Black and White

Long sleeves / Harlow and Graham cardigan / Paige Denim jeans / Chelsea boots / Kate Spade tote (similar)

Prior to leaving for New York last month, I needed to shop for some fall wardrobe items for the cooler East coast weather. I was excited for the change of weather since Los Angeles has been late on the fall memo. I needed something warm to bundle-up in and a carry-on bag that I could use while traveling and while I'm out and about the city.

I took a quick trip to my local Nordstrom Rack to check out what they have, and found more than what I needed. I was really surprised and excited to have found this Kate Spade tote marked down to 63% off its retail price. It was the perfect carry-on bag for my trip. It fit my laptop, dslr camera, and everything else that I needed in my carry-on.

Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Coated Skinny Jeans

Since I realized that the majority of the pants that I currently own right now are distressed (aka has holes in them), I needed a pair to bring with me that would keep me warm. I browsed around for the other items that I needed, and found these Paige Denim coated skinny jeans. They easily became my favorite after trying them on and realizing how they fit me like a glove. It can be a bit of a challenge sometimes finding a good pair of jeans when you're petite. These pants were the perfect fit on my waist and the length. They were also comfortable enough to wear during my five hour flight to New York. I decided to pick-up another pair of Paige Denim jeans in grey to bring for my trip.

As I was about to check-out and leave the store, this cardigan caught my eye. The print definitely drew me in, but it won me over when I realized that it's basically a hybrid between a cardigan and a blanket scarf. It's perfect to layer underneath a coat or to snuggle-in during a long flight. I also love how this added some interest in an all black outfit. It’s always also a bonus when you receive compliments on your outfit!

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**Thank you Nordstrom Rack for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are my own.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Suede Babe Fall Lookbook: Bees Knees

H&M pullover / Forever 21 faux leather scallop shorts / Forever 21 knee high boots (comes in two colors) / Karen Walker Sunglasses / Daniel Wellington watch

Here's the last look from my latest lookbook video. If you missed the first blog posts on the first two outfits you can find click here and here to read all about it.

Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses mini review
This is probably my favorite outfit out of all three of them. It's probably because I've been looking for new fall boots and I'm completely obsessed with these boots that I've been wearing them every chance that I get.

And, I know I didn't have the sunglasses in the video (since we shot the video later in the day), but I really love my new Karen Walker Number One sunglasses. This pair has been on my wishlist for a quite some time now, but I recently just bought them a month ago when Shopbop had their friends and family sale. I love how the glasses frames my face, and it doesn't touch my cheek. The frames are also lightweight, yet sturdy. I love the classic look and feel of it that it'll be probably one of the glasses that I'll be wearing for a very long time. They're easily my new favorite pair now.

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