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November 24, 2015

Tory Burch Holiday Sale Event Starts NOW! + Other Sales: Kate Spade & Shopbop!

As promised, I would let you know about all the huge sales this week, as soon as they went live, and this first one is pretty amazing!  And apparently it's so good, that she couldn't wait until Black Friday or even Wednesday, she decided to start the sale TODAY!  When you spend $250, take 30% off with code: THANKS at Tory Burch!  If there's something you've had on your wish list, or something you're wanting your significant other to see (hint, hint), then send them to today's post.  I'm sharing all of my absolute favorite items from Tory Burch, and if you spend $250, they're all 30% off!  She's even offering free shipping and returns.

Offer excludes Reva, Quinn, Minnie Travel Ballet Flats, Miller and Miller II Sandals, the York Buckle Tote and York Small Buckle Tote, Fitbit and Fitbit accessories, beauty and fragrance.  Sale ends on Monday, at midnight.

**Click on items to shop or links below.**

Textured Georgette Long-Sleeve Dress (it's hard to see, but the details on this dress are beautiful, especially love the sleeves and tassel waist) // Guipure Shirtdress // Pleated Silk Shirtdress (On sale, and an additional 30% off! I'm totally getting this one as one of my holiday dresses this season!  You may remember I have the other print I've loved wearing this year.) // Simone Cardigan (this fits true to size; love this festive red, it also comes in a pretty Caroline blue color too, as well as these colors) // Cotton Jersey Top (I've got this one and it's super comfortable; they're practically giving it away now; it's on sale with an additional 30% when you spend at least $250, making it only $27.) // 

Love this classic Lidia top.  Super comfortable, and it's great worn alone or with a cardigan.  It also comes in a short-sleeve version, as well.

It's hard to see in the collage above, but I just love the side detail on the Guipure Shirtdress.

The pink on this Thea Satchel is perfection!

Acorn Charm Smoking Slipper // Sedgewick Ballet Flat (love this pretty new style!) // Loriner Shearling Bootie // Sophie Wedge // Caroline Flat // Flip Flops // Derby Riding Boots (on sale with an additional 30% off) // Lowell Flat

Perry Tote in Metallics (and in other colors here) // Robinson Mini Square Tote // Kira Mini Crossbody // Logo Resin Clutch // Tory Burch in Color // Fish Charm Necklace // Double Wrap Bracelet // Logo Studs (love these and wear them all the time!) // Pierced Ring // Double-Wrap Logo Stud // Toggle Bracelet // Classic Sunglasses (Have had these for over two years and still wear them often! A great classic shape!) // Fruit Pouch Key Fob

Don't forget to enter THANKS at check-out!

Kate Spade's Surprise Sale just started today!

Shopbop's Sale just started this morning too!  Take up to 25% off your order with code: GOBIG15.  I guess no one is waiting until actual Black Friday to start their awesome sale!  I'll be sharing my favorites from this sale with you on tomorrow's post.

One thing I'll mention is while the Revas and Millers are excluded from the Tory Burch Sale, they're 15% off when you spend at least $250 at Shopbop.  So excited this includes these pink ones!

Happy Shopping, Y'all!

November 23, 2015

It's Monday and it's Freezing + OOTD + Cozy Favorites

It's Monday!  And it's cold!!  28 degrees to be exact!  I'm so thankful I brought heavy coats and hats when I packed for this week.  Our car was seriously packed to the brim!  This pretty luggage was packed for the trip, but this was probably 1/3 of what all we carried.  Do any of you still use your Vera Bradley (the red print in the pic)?  I swear I've had it forever, and it continues to hold up so well! // Belmont Cabin Bag (details on ordering this one, here) // Sloane Ranger Anchor Bag // St. Anne Stripe Monogram (details on how to order, here) // Buchanan Laptop Case (on the main site, click on 'New Arrivals' in the left corner, from the drop down menu select 'Fall Monogram Stripe Collection,' and scroll down to find the Buchanan Case)

If you're looking for a pretty festive red sweater for the holidays, consider this Tippi Sweater (in Neon Watermelon).  It's a cheery, bright color, almost with a subtle pink undertone to it.

J.Crew just picked up this Excursion Buffalo Vest again this season, and it's currently 30% off with code: SHOPNOW!  I pair with this everything from solid long sleeves to navy and black plaids and ginghams.  Here's one of my outfits when I wore recently below...

While we're talking J.Crew, I absolutely love their flannel pjs pants this time of year.  I've already picked up these buffalo check ones this season, but now I'm thinking I may get this pair above too.  In love with the midnight plaid, and think it'll be great to wear even after the holidays are over - and it's still freezing out!  I'm all about covering my legs when it gets chilly...

...and also my feet!  And nothing covers them better than my go-to Ugg Slippers (in Chestnut).  I have had a few of you ask about sizing and what color I own.  I'm an 8.5 and wear a 9 in them.  They only come in whole sizes.  But the 9s fit perfectly.  I couldn't leave home without them and even packed them for our trip here this week.

And I'm very glad I brought my Uggs too, because I could snuggle by the fire, watching the Panthers win again yesterday!  They're now 10-0!

Dress (25% off and free shipping with code: HURRAH) // Heels (on sale with an additional 25% off with code: , these run big, size down at least a half-size)
Thankfully, yesterday morning it wasn't as cold as it is this morning.  The rest of the week I have a feeling we'll be wearing lots of layers!

So, we're going to attempt to visit Santa this morning!  If you've been reading for awhile, you'll probably remember that my boys don't exactly like Santa.  Yes, the bringing the presents and watching him on tv and reading books about him is totally fine, but in person?  They're not having it.  My girls went through this stage too, when they were little.  So when I say attempt, I mean that we'll wait in line and see if the boys will actually sit on his lap, and not run the other direction.  Fingers crossed!

It's no secret that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will start popping up in your inboxes this week.  I know I probably don't even have to say this, but be sure and check back here throughout the week.  I'll be the first to let you know when any sales go live.  I'll also be back throughout the day (especially Friday-Monday) to update my posts, if new sales have been added.  I know all of these great deals and sales can be a bit overwhelming, so I'll try and organize it all for you the best that I can, sharing my favorites from the sales and/or showing you products I currently own and love that have been marked down.  If any of my holiday gift guides that I've featured in the past few weeks have anything marked down, I'll be sure and let you know about those markdowns too.  Always happy to make shopping easier for you this time year, because y'all know I LOVE to do it!

Hope y'all have a great start to your week!

November 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: The Hostess, Mothers, Sister...You! + OOTN + Loving Lately

I hope y'all are having a great weekend so far!  We leave this morning to head home to visit family, and I cannot wait!  We'll be there all week, so I've obviously got lots to pack!  All five of my younger sisters and their children will be coming into town too.  Cannot wait!  Yesterday, I had a chance to clean out my closet and I know my sisters are already vying for who will get in town first to get dibs on going through all my loot.
So happy to have a new addition of this beautiful Belmont Cabin Bag to add to my luggage collection!  To access this exact bag, go to Barrington Gifts main page, click on the 'New Arrivals' tab on the top left, when the drop down menu appears, click on 'Create Your Own - Fall Fashion' and you should seen it if you scroll down the page.  My apologies the link isn't more easily accessible!

If you're searching for a gift for the hostess, even your mother or sister, these gifts I picked below would all be perfect!

**Click on images to shop or links below.**

Love this little mug set as a gift too.
$40 for a set of 4, with free shipping.

Such a sweet personalized gift!  Currently on sale!

On Thursday night, Lanier and I dined at 5Church, the new restaurant in town, that I mentioned on Thursday's post.  
 The coolest thing is the ceiling.  Just like the one in Charlotte, they commissioned John Norris to write an entire book on the ceiling, in both locations it's Art of War by Sun Tzu.  It took Norris about three months to finish the Charlotte ceiling.
 Chocolate Pretzel with Gold Foil
 Lemongrass Sorbet with homemade Fruity Pebbles and Meringues
This weekend, it's now open to the public.  We loved the food and cocktails, and the customer service was amazing!  If you get a chance to visit, you must try the Viper cocktail, the Tuna Tartare, and any/all of the desserts!  They were all so delicious!  Our server Carrie was the best!

What I Wore

Silk Shirtdress (now 40% off, but it's almost sold out; available here and here) // Heels (on sale, but not many sizes are left; order a half-size down) // Clutch (20% off with code: FRIENDS20) // Ring

A Few Things I'm Loving Lately

It's no secret that I love Mara and all of her beautiful prints!  But when I saw this one that debuted yesterday, I knew it would make a perfect little home in my closet.  The colors are absolutely beautiful and this is my favorite style she designs.  I know it's fall and not the warmest of temps right now, but I plan to wear this now with a cardigan like this one or jacket and pair it with these heels or even booties.  I have a feeling, like most of her pieces, that this one won't last long!

Such a pretty color combo of this scarf.  Would actually go so well with the cardigan below.

These cardigan fit so well, and I love tossing them over anything from a t-shirt to a dress.  The buttons make the cardigan, and I'm especially loving this festive red color for the season.

I know I included this in the above gift guide, but wanted to reiterate that it truly is such a cool gift!  It's a great price point too, if you're wanting to get something personalized, but want the gift to be a little more original.  I decided to match my tote I already have, and my laptop fits perfectly in the case.

Just a reminder, if you ever need to refer back to a holiday gift guide I've previously posted, or may have missed one, be sure and check out my sidebar for a complete listing of all of my holiday gift guides.  I'll continue to add them to my sidebar as they're created!

Happy Saturday!

November 20, 2015

The Ultimate Holiday Toys Gift Guide!

Happy Friday!  Today, I'm bringing you another gift guide, and this one is all about the children in your lives!  I'm including new favorite toys, and other tried and true toys we've loved for years!  As always, Nordstrom has the widest selection of toys, with over 1,000 items in their Toy Shop this year!

**Click on any item in images to shop.  Also, if you're unable to click on an item, it means the item has unfortunately sold out.**

Christmas Cookie Play Set
It's never too early to start baking Christmas cookies, right?
And sometimes they're even better without the mess!

My girls played with their new set last week after church.  The best part is there is velcro on everything.  So the cookies velcro to the cookie sheet and the holiday decor velcros to the top of the cookies.  So even when they're not in use, they're not falling all over the place.  This is actually a great set to give before Christmas, so they can bake away with their new goodies, while you really bake...even as early as Thanksgiving.

The girls are wearing their new Mini Boden Dresses.  I still haven't decided quite yet, but I'm thinking these may be used for our Christmas cards.  They do make the cutest holiday dresses!  And they're currently being price matched for a limited time, from $56 to $42!  Paired them with these Ugg boots.

After they've enjoyed using this cookie set so much, now I'm thinking I may need to get them the Nativity Set, as well.  We have a few of them, but none that they can actually play with, without worrying if they'll break the manger or lose baby Jesus.

Our Snowflake the Elf usually arrives for his annual visit on December 1st every year.  We've enjoyed this great little tradition, and I usually don't get too into it, but I do love seeing all of my friends' elves and all the mischief they can cause at times.  Let's just say I'm doing the best I can, when I remember to move him every night!  And the kids sure love finding his new spot every morning!

While we were at the toy store the other day, the girls saw the reindeer and said they'd love for Snowflake to have a friend.  We haven't even read the story about the reindeer yet, but he was too cute to pass up, so we took him home with us.

And at the same time, the girls noticed the little tuxedo that they could let Snowflake wear too.  I must say our Snowflake is sure going to be looking dapper this holiday season.

Here are some other cute Elf on the Shelf accessories...

Puffy Parka // Suitcase with Tees // Reindeer Accessories

Favorite Toys for the Girls

Barbie Beach Cruiser // Tie Dye & Wear Kit (on sale) // School Time! Classroom Play Set (for as much as they love playing school at home, I know they'd love this!) // Flip & Serve Wooden Pancake Set // Mattel Disney Frozen Fever Singing Elsa // Cabbage Patch Doll (Nordstrom Exclusive) // Frozen Fantasy Elsa Fever Nightgown // Elsa Light-Up Doll

Favorite Toys for the Boys

Favorite Games & Activities

My Top Tried & True Favorites We've Owned & Loved for Years!

Melissa & Doug 'Grocery' Toy Shopping Cart - have had it for FIVE years and it's still as good as new! // Melissa & Doug Food Groups Set (such a great set, have always loved M & D pretend play food because it holds up so well over the years) // Playtime Grocery Set // 'ABC' Block Cart // Alphabet Stamp Set // Alphabet Sound Puzzle

This guy was clearly a no-brainer for us last year!  Boozer wasn't so sure about his new present.  Cracked us up!  I think he actually thought his new lookalike was real!

For those that are Minions-obsessed, they have this play set.

I know my girls would love this sweet little doll high chair.

We recently got a states puzzle for the girls, but I think they'd like this one too, since it identifies all of the states by sound.

Remember that shipping and returns are always free shipping at Nordstrom.  In addition, they will price match.  Find it on sale somewhere else and they'll match that price!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!  We're headed out of town for the week, so I've got to start packing today!  Cannot believe Thanksgiving is THIS Thursday!  So excited to spend it with family!

TGIF, Y'all!

Thank you to Nordstrom for their partnership on this post.