Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hope you all enjoy your day and eat yummy food. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pre-Black Friday Sales to Shop Now!

There are Pre-Black Friday sales popping up all over the place! My mission is to keep you as informed as possible, so I'll be sharing the best of the best with you all week. Some of these sales are today only, so be sure to check them out before the offers expire!

Aeropostale- 60% off everything, prices as marked

American Eagle40% off everything, plus free shipping

Ann TaylorExtra 60% off sale styles, (Monday only), 50% off sale styles, 40% off full price items with code TAKE40, up to 50% off EVERYTHING with code GIVETHANKS

Banana Republic40% off with your Banana, Gap, or Old Navy Card through 11/28

Boutique to You- 25% off with code GIVETHANKS

Dorothy Perkins- 25% off with code HOLIDAY25

Express- Buy one get one $19.90 sweaters and buy one get one $29.90 jeans50% off every item through noon on Friday

Forever 21- $10 off boots with code YAYBOOTS, Buy one get one free jewelry (Tuesday only)

GapUp to 60% off select items thru 11/28, additional 20% off with code GAPLOVE

J.Crew- 30% off with code HOLIDAY

J.Crew Factory- 50% off everything, prices as marked

Juicy Couture- 40% off everything, prices as marked

Just Fab2 Handbags for $49.9530% off Jewelry, buy one get one free denim

Kohls- 15% off with code THANKSAVE, $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent through 12/1, 500 additional deals

Last Call by Neiman Marcus- 40% off everything, prices as marked

Limited40% off full price styles with code NOV40, additional 40% off markdowns, 50% off everything with code THANKS

Loehmann's40% off Handbags and Jewelry (Monday only) and 25% off Sweaters and Winter Accesories, no code required

Loft- 40% off with code ENJOY, earn $25 savings card for every $50 you spend

Lulu's- 15% off sitewide with code GIVING15

Madewell- 25% off EVERYTHING with code FEAST25 (through 12/2)

Modcloth- 50% off select items

New York & Co$50 off $100 with code 4547, buy one get one 50% off everything

Nordstrom- up to 50% off women's apparel

Oasap25% off with code THANKS2013

Old Navy- 40% off $125, 35% off  $100, or 30% off any amount with code EARLYGIFT (online only, expires 11/26)

The Outnet20% off with code THANKSGIVING through 11/26

Piperlime- 40% off Day to Night Holiday looks with code AMTOPM (ends Monday), 30% off sale with code THANKS through 11/27

Sole Society- 33% off bracelets and earrings (Monday only), 50% off necklaces (Tuesday only), 33% off bags and accessories (today only)

Stella and Dot- 25% off sale, no code required

Steve Madden- 25% off and Free Shipping with code THANKFUL25

Target40% off Sweaters, Jeans and Dressesbuy one get one 50% off boots, handbags and wallets

T&J Designs30% off the entire site with code TDAY30

Windsor- 20% off with code PURPLE (today only)

Follow me on Twitter to get more sale updates as the week goes on! I'll be sure to share any additional sales to this post.

Work Wear: Burgundy and Cobalt

Sweater- Target (on sale $14.99!), Shirt- Target, Skirt- H&M (similar on sale $21.99), Heels- Forever 21 (similar 25% off with code HOLIDAY25), Earrings- Target, Watch- Fossil

Burgundy and cobalt are a more unexpected pairing, but they look great together! If you are afraid to match separates in out-of-the-box combinations, try choosing a piece that has both colors in it like this sweater. That takes a lot of the guesswork from mixing and matching!

By the way, be sure to check out Target's Pre-Black Friday sale, where all their sweaters are 40% off! I've picked up a few in the past few weeks, and I haven't been disappointed. They have tons of super cute ones, and they are incredibly affordable at 40% off! The one I'm wearing is only $14.99!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hey, It's OK...


I really enjoyed coming up with my first "Hey, It's OK..." post inspired by Glamour magazine, so I decided to do another! Sometimes, you just need to cut yourself some slack, laugh a little, and have fun. That's what this post is all about! only ever contribute dessert to your family's Thanksgiving spread. It's the best part of the meal! create a Christmas List Pinterest board (here's mine) and then drop hints to your friends, BF, and parents about it. start watching all the cheesy Lifetime and ABC Family Christmas movies you can stand...before Thanksgiving. have an emotional reaction to the background music when Olivia and Fitz have a moment (Scandal, anyone? Please tell me you know what I'm talking about!). be the only blogger who doesn't post multiple gift guides for the holidays. (I'm pretty sure all my fellow bloggers have found all the best of the internet already.) plan out multiple holiday party outfits when the only ones you have to go to are tacky Christmas sweater parties. go to Arby's so often with your BFF that they you know you by name (plus the fact that we are both named Katie makes it a little easier!). cheat on your shopping budget and buy something you've wanted for years once you find it in stock again (this beauty!).

...if you buy two of something when Christmas shopping for your friends- one for you and one for them! pretend its already the weekend on Thursday night and stay up late. You can always sleep in on Saturday!

If you have any "it's ok's," make sure to share them in the comments below!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Let's Try That Again

Sweater- Gap (limited sizes online, similar here), Jeans- c/o Aeropostale, Boots- Calvin Klein, Coat- Zara, Necklaces- Nordstrom, similar, Scarf- Forever 21 (love this, only $13.99!)

Budgeting. Ugh. Its hard. And its not fun. But it's necessary. I feel the need to confess after I shared my shopaholic nature last month. I went a month without shopping, and I felt great about my progress. As I shared closet cleaning, wishlist making, and smart shopping tips, what I was really doing was trying to ingrain those concepts into my own thick skull.

So I'm going to tell you just what happened after I ended my shopping ban halfway through October and decided I was ready to embark on my journey of shopping on a budget. First, I spent my October budget. Then, I kept going. I definitely overspent. I felt bad, but not bad enough to stop. I overspent in November too.

I'm not too far gone, but I felt like I need to be honest in case you start to notice me wearing some recently purchased clothes and wonder if I am really sticking to my budget. The only thing I can do at this point is try again. I am going to try to curb the shopping to a minimum until January. I have Christmas presents to buy after all! I'm going to spend some time brainstorming better ways to stay on budget. If you have any tips to share, I'd love to hear them!

Linking up with: Trend Spin | Style Sessions

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Work Wear: Plaid Trousers

 Sweater- Aeropostale (similar), Trousers- H&M, Heels- Zara (similar), Watch- Fossil

I love plaid. Plaid shirts, plaid scarves, plaid skirts, plaid sweaters, plaid pants, plaid everything. These are the most perfect plaid trousers EVER. I'm pretty confident in that claim. Why? They are only $25. And they literally feel like pajama pants. The fabric is soft, and the looser fit makes them so comfy. Comfy, but professional, trendy and  stylish. Can't beat that!

Don't forget to enter my Oasap giveaway!

Linking up with Three-for Thurdsay: BethanyMeghan | Spotlight of the Week: Jacqueline & Elle | Tres Chic Thursday |  Mix and Match Fashion | Working Girl With Style

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3 Ways to Wear: Neutral Monochrome

Sweater- Gap (recent in store, similar here), Skirt- J.Crew Factory (40% off EVERYTHING), Boots- Calvin Klein, Necklace- Chloe + Isabel, Bracelet- Chloe + Isabel

Sweater- J.Crew Factory (40% off EVERYTHING), Shirt- JCPenney (on sale, 15% off with code FALLAIR), Skirt- Piperlime, Heels- Forever 21 (similar), Necklace- Baublebar, Link Bracelet- similar, Rhinestone Bracelet- similar

Sweater- Marshall's (similar), Blouse- Forever 21 (similar), Jeans- c/o Aeropostale, Boots- LC Lauren Conrad (on sale $46), Earrings- Dorothy Perkins (love these)