Friday, November 28, 2014

Best Black Friday Deals!

Well friends, the craziest day of the year is here again! I was at the mall yesterday, just to go to the movies (we saw Mocking Jay!) and my-oh-my, it was already nuts! I think I will stay in the comfort of my own home and get some online shopping done. The deals are amazing and it's the perfect time to get Christmas shopping done! Here are some of my favorite picks, a lot of which I've already bought for loved ones (or myself:))





Bags, Accessories and Jewelry:


Workout Apparel:


Here are some of my favorite stores with the best Black Friday deals:


Anthropologie: 25% off everything using code HOLIDAY25
Ann Taylor: 50% off your entire purchase!
The Loft: 50% off with code TREAT
ASOS: 30% off your purchase with code: TGIBF
Athleta: 20% off your purchase with code FIT20
Banana Republic: 50% off a full priced item with code BRFIFTY // 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY
Gap: 50% off your purchase with code BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew: 30% off select styles and additional 40% off sale items with code HOLIDAY
Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off with code DEALME
Madewell: 30% off purchase with code GIFTON
Nordstrom: Select styles up to 50% off-- discount already reflected
Nine West: 50% off-- discount already reflected
Sole Society: 30% off all shoes-- discount already reflected
Toms: 25% off everything

Lulu & Georgia: Save 20% with $250 purchase (code PUMPKINPIE20), save 25% with $500 purchase (code PUMPKINPIE25), save 30% with $1000 purchase (code PUMPKINPIE30).
Waiting on Martha: Free Shipping with code FREESHIP
World Market: 50% off select items!
The Well Appointed Home: 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2014C
Anthropologie: 25% off with code HOLIDAY25
Target: 10% everything + free shipping

Let me know if you snag any deals today! Most of these sales are only valid for a day or two, so get on it :)

Happy Black Friday!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Thanks

Film Image by Ashley Slater Photography, florals by Lindsay Coletta, Styling by Michaela Noelle Designs for The Bloom Workshop

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day for so many reasons. The food is yummy, but the family and relationships are even richer. No matter how big or small, we are surrounded by blessings every single day. Although we shouldn't need a day set aside to remember to give thanks for the gifts God has given us, it sure is nice to have it.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. ~ Psalm 28:7

There are so many things I'm thankful for, but here are just a few:
- A God who is wondrously powerful and merciful, and provides us with our every need-- even if we don't understand the ways in which He provides.
- My family, who love me from afar.
- My boyfriend, who encourages me in all my creative endeavors and makes me laugh.
- My best friend, who I get to do business with and share life with.
- A little home (apartment), all my own here in Michigan.
- Sweet friendships, some even formed from this blog!
- I get to do what I love on a  daily basis, and that is such a gift.
- Our crazy pup, Hope.
- The best brother a girl could ask for. I've been blessed with a younger brother who I often look up to.
- Warm socks. But seriously. And big coats!
- A wonderful church here in Michigan. And the new friends that came along with it.
- Chocolate. Mostly chocolate chip cookies.
- Heated seats in my car :)
- The fact that winter and snow means watching lots of movies.
- We serve a faithful God who gives good gifts and loves us, even though we don't deserve it. That is truly the best, most gracious gift I could imagine.

What are you thankful for?!

Enjoy your day, friends! I am certainly thankful for each of you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fashion: Thanksgiving Outfit

DETAILS | Leggings / Sweater -- similar here , here and here ) / Boots (20% OFF!) / Scarf - this was a gift, but this one is similar / Jacket (50% OFF!) / Necklace (similar & 30% OFF with code BRBLACK30) / Lace Tank / Liptstick 

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I'm definitely wearing my stretchy leggings with a cute sweater (stretchy pants are a must so I can keep piling in the food!)-- probably something just like the above outfit. There's no doubt I'll also be dawning my new Mac Lipstick in this pretty plum color-- perfectly named Plumful :) It dresses up any outfit...or at least I think so.

I am still loving my big black puffy jacket from last year, and I can't believe it, but it's still in stores and it's 50% off, coming in at under $100! This is an amazing deal, because this coat keeps me nice and toasty and is super cute. This tank is the greatest thing ever, and it's on major sale, too! I wear it under most sweaters to cover my bum and dress up the outfit a little :)

What are you wearing for Thanksgiving / the rest of the holiday season?!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!


Gift Guide: For the Hostess & Entertainer

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DETAILS | Dessert Plates / Match Set / Cutting Board / Coaster set / Cocktail Shaker / Gold Flatware / Gilded Bowl / Monogram Mug / Gold Cocktail Napkins / Festive Glassware / Wine stopper / Chocolate Cook Book /

I sure love playing hostess, so my kitchen cupboards are exploding with cake stands, mugs, napkins, plates of all sizes gold flatware, and pretty goblets. Today I'm showing you some of my favorite hostess and entertaining items, perfect for gifts for your friends and family. Arriving at a holiday party empty handed is sometimes awkward, so bringing something from the above list would really make your host smile and be a great way to say thank you for their hospitality!

This Mr. and Mrs. Cutting Board is one of my favorite things from Lulu & Georgia. A monogrammed  mug in gold is a personable and thoughtful gift the receiver will adore. I have the gold mug and sip my tea from it most mornings! A simple and inexpensive horseshoe wine cork, cocktail napkins or matches are also great gifts for those who love to entertain!

Come back later today to see what I'm going to wear on Thanksgiving to get some ideas for your holiday outfits.

Past Gift Guides:
Monogram Gift Ideas
For Her
For Him

Stocking Stuffers

Enjoy your day!

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