Black Friday Sales

Black Friday

Well kids, it’s finally here. The biggest shopping week of the year is upon us and, as always, it feels overwhelming. Luckily I did the work for you and curated a list of the best sales, and, within those sales, the best pieces to give as gifts and to treat yourself. From home decor to clothing to accessories, I’ve got you covered.

Let’s just jump right in, shall we? I’ve laid out what are, in my opinion, the best sales out there. On top of that, I’ve picked my favorite pieces from each sale!

I’ll start with fashion. From Nordstrom, who is price matching, to Tory Burch which rarely goes on sale, there is a lot going on here. Click on any of the images below to shop.
Nordstrom: Up to 50% off select styles + free shipping (and they’re price matching!)

Shopbop: Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25% with code GOBIG15

J. Crew: 30% off (even stuff that never goes on sale!) with codeHOLIDAY

Tuckernuck15% off with code CYBER-15

Tory Burch:
30% off when you spend $250 with code THANKS

Now onto home decor. I’m kind of on a kick right now considering I’m trying to decorate my entire new house.

Mark & Graham20% off + free shipping starting on Thanksgiving

Design Darling: 20% with code THANKFUL

West Elm: 10% off $100, 15% off $250, 20% off $500 with code MOREISMORE


Windowpand + Plaid

Plaid scarf, windowpane skirt, black turtleneck, over-the-knee boots, red bag

How is it possibly Thanksgiving in two days? We started packing last night for our trip to Northern California to celebrate Thanksgiving with my mom. As we were packing we were talking about how fast the summer and fall flew by and, although we haven’t had any snow yet, we know that winter (as in true New England winter) is around the corner.

Luckily, we get to escape the chilly temps for a few days in Marin County, one of my favorite places in the country. I’m looking forward to our Thanksgiving on the beach, hiking at Muir Woods, wine tasting in Napa, and finally having the chance to attend Victoria’s annual Friendsgiving party on Friday night.

Layers are a must for Northern California so I packed this whole outfit from Nordstrom as Thanksgiving potential because I can easily add or remove my plaid scarf and tights to this turtleneck/windowpane skirt combo depending on the weather. Nordstrom has everything for the holidays from party frocks to cozy sweaters.

Cozy Thanksgiving Outfit

Thanksgiving Look

Blanekt Scarf

Windowpane Skirt

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Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

This month’s wellness tip:

Have 5 free minutes? Complete 10 sun salutations. This always makes me fell 100% better physically and emotionally in very little time!

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A Touch of Glam

Holiday Weekend

c/o Tyler Boe vest, J.Crew plaid shirt, c/o Loren Hope necklace, Mark & Graham clutch, Levi’s jeans, Tory Burch boots

My life has been less than glamorous lately. I get up and go to work every morning, only to come home to a never ending to do list of unpacking and organizing our new home. Because we moved from a two-bedroom apartment to a four-bedroom house, there are multiple rooms that are literally empty so the whole thing still feels very strange. It’s actually been more disorienting than I thought it would be.

I’m so antsy to get it all decorated but I know that we need to move slowly, using a budget, and working on one room at a time. Unfortunately patience is not my forté… but I’m working on it!

While this weekend was just as busy, I made sure to take some time for our weekly date night to connect, because apparently there is more to talk about than window treatments and how to deal with the squirrel that was squatting in our attic (true story!). I can’t wait to show you guys the progress on the house very soon.

In the meantime, let’s talk about this look that I wore into town for a few last minute errands before our trip to California tomorrow. Normally, a plaid shirt (this one is my new favorite, the pattern is SO perfect and I know it will sell out quickly), jeans, and boots are my go-to but it’s incredibly easy to give that classic look a touch of glam by adding a statement necklace and fur or faux fur vest.

Plaid Shirt

A Touch of Glam

The Best Plaid Shirt

Holiday Shopping Look

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Fall Couple

Tuckernuck Couple

On Julia: Fisherman sweater, plaid scarf, equestrian leggings, Tory Burch boots
On Anel: Navy sweater, plaid shirt, canvas jeans

One of my absolute favorite types of blog posts is when I get to feature my husband, Anel. Because of him, this blog is possible. Every weekend he patiently (ok not always so patiently) figures out the perfect location to take photos, deals with me blogging on weeknights during the few precious hours we have together each day, and generally supports my dreams and visions.

Although it might look effortless, it is far from that I promise! When Tuckernuck asked us to do a shoot, I was so excited to stock us both up with products from my favorite online preppy boutique. Although last weekend was absolutely nuts with our big move, we took a few minutes to take a break in our new backyard (it needs some serious work, don’t judge the mess please!) for these photos.

This fisherman sweater got me through the weekend. It was easy to throw on every time I had to run an errand. And although you probably can’t tell from the photo, this pair of equestrian leggings is epic. There is no other word to describe their greatness. First of all they’re twill and suede so they feel thicker and more sturdy than normal leggings, making them look more like pants in person. Secondly, they suck you in… in a good way. Great for the holiday season, no?

Shop everything at Tuckernuck (they have everything from Canada Goose jackets to Barbour coats to my favorite monogrammed weekend bag) for 15% off this week only with code LEMONSTRIPES15.

Plaid Scarf

Barbour Sweater

Tuckernuck Lemon Stripes

Fisherman Sweater

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“Cambiare tutto perché niente cambi. (If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.)”

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Gift Guide: Holiday Hostess

Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

Monogrammed Stationery / Gold Water Bottle / Wine Sleeves / Cocktail Glasses /Ginger Jar Matches / Plaid Plates / Tray / Decanter / CandleTopiary

‘Tis the season of not knowing what to buy your friends and family, am I right? I’ve got you covered with a slew of fabulous gift guides this year. Today’s is the only guide you’ll need if your calendar is full of holiday parties thrown by women as fabulous as you are.

I love to give personalized gifts so I plan ahead and order as many monogrammed pieces as I can. A favorite this season is this beautiful decanter and gold-rimmed glasses. For a quicker fix, how adorable is this set of four plaid plates or a topiary (which lasts seemingly forever, by the way).

If you’re heading to a wine swap, stand out from the crowd with a blackwatch or red plaid wine bottle sleeve. When you’re spending a night or weekend, splurge on something even more luxurious like my favorite candle in a holiday color.

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