Cyber Monday Sales

red shirt / body wash / candle / jeans / gray coat / plaid blanket / work out jacket / bootie / necklace

It's the best shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday has arrived! I've linked to all my favorite stores, their discount code and pulled a few items from each store below. Now is the time to get your holiday shopping done! My theory is to save money and time by shopping now, so you can spend more time with friends and family for the rest of the month. Here we go!

1. Camilyn Beth: 20% off everything


This is the perfect place to get your holiday attire!

I love this navy scalloped dress. It comes in other colors, too.

2. Anthropologie: 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping, No Minimum.

3. ASOS: 30% off everything

4. GAP:  40% off everything restrictions apply

5. Hudson Jeans: take an additonal 40% off select styles

6. Macy's: 60% off Women’s Clothing, Womens Plus Size Clothing and Juniors Clothing

7. Nordstrom: Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns

8. Paige Denim: 20% off sitewide excludes sale items

9. TOMS: receive an extra 10% off sale products and free shipping on all orders

10. TOPSHOP: up to 50% off selected lines

11. Furbish: 20% entire site

12. Lulu & Georgia: 20% off $250+ (CODE GIVEME20), 25% off $500+ (GIVEME25), 30% off $1,000+ (GIVEME30)

13. Loren Hope: 20% off sitewide and FREE shipping on all orders.

14. LOFT: 50% off everything

Shop all my favorites:

Past Gift Guides:
Monogram Gifts
Hostess Gifts
Etsy Finds
Snow Bunny

For Her

Happy Monday!


Best Black Friday Deals

It's that day again! The day most women want to get their Christmas shopping done and even possibly brave the malls, and men-- well, they want nothing to do with it. They can just shop online ;) I will be going to Anthropologie today and already went to a few other stores last night after we caught a movie. We saw Mockingjay, which I thought was good!! Here are the best Black Friday Deals around.

1. Anthropologie: 25% off everything!!!


2. Amazon: 30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches


3. ASOS: up to 60% off casual looks for men and women


4. Ashley Brooke Designs

5. Bauble Bar: 30% off


6. LOFT: 50% OFF almost everything!


7. Design Darling: 20% off everything!


8. GAP: Early Access 50% off everything restrictions apply


I picked up that gray and lilac colored striped scarf. Love!!

9. Grace & Lace: Select items on sale + FREE shipping site wide.

10. J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything (prices as marked) + FREE shipping on items for $50 with code SHIPGIFTS

11. J.Crew : 30% off everything


12. Macy's: Free Shipping for $50+ and 20% off!


shop Web Busters here.

13. Nordstromup to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns. No code needed.

Lots of great items for the winter months. I love this cashmere scarf for over 40% off!
SHOP more favorites:

This is my favorite place to shop for men's clothing + accessories, as well as shoes and accessories for me and the home!

14. Crate & Barrel: 15% off + FREE shipping on orders over $49.


I had to throw in my favorite little side table of all time. Many of my clients have this Sadie Side Table and love it.

15. West Elm:

10% off $100 or more
15% off $250 or more
20% off $500 or more
35% off $1000 or more


16. Sole Society: 30% off ALL shoes

17. Lulu & Georgia: 

20% off on orders over $250
25% off on orders over $500
30% off orders over $1,000


What deals have you found?! 


Abundant Joy!

she reads truth

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! May you find joy in all the blessings God has poured out on us. I'm humbled on this day, as I think of the many good gifts the Father has given me. I'm so thankful for my family, friends, health, love, a job I love, passion, His grace and faithfulness, and so many more things. This life is a true gift.

Enjoy the day!


Gift Guide: For Her

DETAILS | striped phone case (under $25!) / turquoise earrings / boots (25% off!) / black snowflake PJs / lip gloss (gift with purchase!) / Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume / water bottle / 2016 planner / sweater pullover /

Today I'm sharing a guide to some fun gifts for the ladies in your life. Whether that's a sister, best friend, mom, daughter, or you want to give a little hint to someone else about a gift YOU want, I have you covered today. 

I'm in need of a new perfume, so I did the work for you and found my favorite perfume in the store the other day. I just love this Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs! I've also included my favorite lip gloss ever. It's shiny, long lasting and not sticky! (I should do a commercial for them...) My mom (I mean "Santa") always gets us PJ's, so I found a few of my favorite pairs. Those snowflakes are adorable and the material seems extra cozy!

Here are some more gift ideas:

Last year I got these matte navy Hunter Boots and I love them! They're great in rain (clearly!) and snow, too!
For those engaged or married gals out there, I am obsessed with these Mrs. Boxes! They're the prettiest ring boxes to keep an eye on your bling :) 

I love my blanket scarf and think it's a great gift idea!

I also rounded up some gifts UNDER $25 for the girls:

A lot of these items are on MY Christmas wish list. What's on yours?! I can't believe Thanksgiving is TOMORROW! Enjoy your day:)

Past Gift Guides:
Monogram Gifts
Hostess Gifts
Etsy Finds
Snow Bunny



Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway!

scallop / florals / merry & bright / gold foil frame / painted foliage / heaven & nature sing / peace, joy, love / gold foil merry christmas / oh what fun

Does anyone else just LOVE receiving holiday cards in the mail? I know I do! For the last few years, our family has been getting our Christmas cards from Minted. They have no shortage of gorgeous cards to choose from and are currently offering 15% off + free envelope addressing (talk about a time saver! Just use code CHEERS15) Between cards with photos, multiple photos, gold foil, or just a simple Merry Christmas message, Minted has it all. 

I'm thrilled to be giving one lucky person or family FREE holiday cards from Minted today! To enter, head over to my Instagram account (@michaelanoelledesigns), follow both Minted's account and mine, and then comment tagging a friend. So simple! Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via instagram private messaging on Friday, November 27th. GOOD LUCK!

Note: this post was in affiliation with Minted, but all opinions are 100% genuine and my own, like always :) Affiliate links used.



Gift Guide: Snow Bunny

DETAILSgreen anorack jacket / white coat / black button up coat / bubblegum coat / gray vest / snowflake socks / blush gloves / gray slouchy hat (under $20!) / plaid scarf

For us folks who live in a freezing tundra for 4-5 months of the year (let's just say it's only going to be 4 this month!) this is the gift guide for you! Maybe you want to add some of these gift ideas to YOUR list, or maybe you want to get them for loved ones. Because really, what's more loving than giving the gift of warming someone's heart? Literally.

I love stuffing socks, hats, and scarves into stockings. I gave my mom a pair of socks in her stocking last year (and even got myself the same pair) and she loves them. She asked for another pair this year. Ask and you shall receive! The above socks are under $17 and are usually discounted 30%. It's the same pair I got last year and was SUPER happy with them. This snowflake print is just a different adorable. Mom, if you're reading this, consider one of your surprises spoiled ;)

A good winter coat is a must. I have 3 and somedays I feel like that's not even enough! In freezing weather, your coat becomes THE outfit, so invest in one you love! This one is on my list. So is this gray puffy jacket. It says it's supposed to keep me warm in 35 degree weather, so that sounds promising!

Also essential are these gloves that allow you to use your phone while you're wearing them. I have this exact pair, and let me tell you, I'm really not sure what I'd do without them. Seriously worth every penny!

Shop more of my favorite warm and cozy finds:

Here's to staying warm!


Gift Guide: Etsy Finds

DETAILS | Lip Gloss / Gray Floral Pillow / Blanket Ladder / Jewel Soap / Antler Photograph / Himmeli Fig Wall Sconce / Enjoy the Little Things sign / It Is Well With My Soul dish towel / Peace on Earth print 

I'm sure you aren't new to Etsy; in fact, I'm sure most of you have made a few purchased from Etsy in the past few years. I adore supporting local, handmade, and small shops when I can, so I frequent Etsy both for me and my design clients. Today I've rounded up a few of my favorite items that would make fun gifts for the holidays. 

Please do share what YOUR favorite Etsy shops are so I can put them on my favorites! And check back next week with all these shops, as I'm guessing many of them will be participating in Black Friday :)

Past Gift Guides:
Monogram Gifts
Hostess Gifts

Enjoy your weekend!xoxo

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

I'm finally getting around to sharing my fall / Thanksgiving table with you! I'm not hosting Thanksgiving (I only have room for two, ha!) but if I was, this is how I would set it up with limited space to work with. As an apartment dweller, it can be tough to entertain (especially if you have a 36" table like me!) but it's not impossible. So here are my ideas coming to you in partnership with the Grand Rapids West Elm store. I had so much fun picking these items out to show you how I would set my table!

Add a pretty runner to dress it up. I love the boarder on this one. Layer plates to create a bit of a more formal look. Adding a patterned plate on the top is a great way to make it more festive!

Finding unique candlesticks, vases, flatware, napkins, and glassware are all ways you can dress it up and make your table memorable. Because I have such a small, round table, I decided to gather the napkin, tie it with ribbon and place it at the top of the place setting or on top of the plate directly. This is a big space saver!

For the flowers, I just picked up a few loose blooms from the local flower shop. I found carnations (which usually aren't my favorite, but they really did look okay!), a few roses, alstroemeria, and a big hydrangea.

Mixing and matching your glassware is fun! I paired these pink goblets with my gold-rimmed highballs I found at Anthro a few years ago on sale. 

On my buffet I just place a mercury glass pumpkin and hung a sweet, textured garland.

That does it! 
DETAILS | Table: custom made / chairs / runner (sale) / dishes- similar / eat up plate (sale) / flatware (sale) / napkins / ribbon

Have you come up with your table design yet? If you're in a small space, how do you accommodate all your guests? Check out my favorite place card ideas from the other day for more inspiration. 

Happy Thursday!

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