Monday, November 30, 2015

cyber monday || shop til you drop

And you thought Black Friday was good... just wait until you see all the amazingness of sales that are exclusive to Cyber Monday! 

ASOS || 30% Off Everything [use code BLESSED]
Whether you're shopping for accessories, gifts, maternity [I always found a ton of goodies here when I was expecting], or festive holiday attire, ASOS is always a fun destination to find the perfect item! And with 30% off everything today, you can't go wrong. Here are just a handful of my current favs: 

DOLCE VITA || Extra 20% Off Sale [use code CYBER20]
Looking for some lovely new shoes this season, and ones for a true bargain? Dolce Vita is going to get me in trouble with their Cyber Monday deal... 

GOODNIGHT MACAROON || 50% Off Storewide [use code BLACKFRIDAY2015]
I just discovered this website, apparently at a REALLY good time, too, since everything is marked 50% off right now. Moderate pricing, unique finds, and loads of on-trend goodies fill this shoppe! 

REBECCA MINKOFF ||  25% Off + Essie Nail Polish + Free Shipping
Let's face it, you can NEVER go wrong with a new handbag for Christmas [or any occasion in my opinion] so this is a sale that can't be beat... even on new arrivals, you'll save 25% off at Rebecca Minkoff today! 

What Cyber Monday deals and steals are you shopping for today??? Let me know of any super duper good sales!! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

gifts worth giving || shop small saturday

As many of you may know, today is Small Business Saturday, a movement created by American Express to celebrate the small businesses we love and support, and to encourage you to get out and shop with the small businesses around your city and those online, as well. 

In 2014, 88 million people showed up to #shop small... this year we hope it's even bigger! 

I'm a small business owner myself and each year I am moved beyond words about how incredible the support us small business owners have... when you purchase from a small business, you are helping grow your local economy, you're supporting the American dream, and you are making a difference in the lives of so many people, too. 

Today, I wanted to share a handful of some of my favorite small businesses that I look up to... for what they're doing, how they are giving back, and because they amaze me in all they do. Remember friends, when you shop small, you are rallying with your neighbors and are inspiring others to do the same so get out there and shop! 

If you're searching for apparel, accessories, and anything for yourself, do me a favor and check out these go-to shops... mom bosses doing great things and I am lucky to call them both friends! Favorites from Gray Monroe include this peasant top, eggplant dress, and gold clutch I recently ordered. As for Cotton Mill Nashville, this cozy button vest and fringe booties might need to come to my house! 

Looking for some pretty baubles to gift, or to possibly fill your own stocking with? Elle and J will have you drooling over their layering necklaces and wooden bead bracelet while longtime shop friend DolceAve will make you swoon with her drusy necklaces, agate pendants, and leather tassel keyrings

Moving on to other gift ideas... if you're totally flaking and need someone else to do all the thinking for you, check out my dear friend Rachel's shop, Ceremony + Fuss, which makes gifting easy and oh so fun [especially for a bride-to-be, new baby, and just because]. For Posh Sake takes all things personalized to an entirely new level with her personalized drinkware, buckets and pails, as well as home decor

If you're looking for girly goodies, visit Ashley Brooke Designs and purchase her Cosmetic Zip Pouch Set or one of her infamous coffee mugs. Then there are my girls Nico and Lala who have created the cutest desk calendar I ever did see. 

Have a friend that loves unique finds? Visit my girl Laura Dro Designs for one of her custom lucite trays or click over to Furbish Studio for one-of-a-kind items and a multitude of gifts you'll be begging for yourself. 

And while you're at it, don't forget if you're shopping for babies and littles, hop on over to my own little shoppe, Sugar Bit, to make sure they're the best dressed mini in town... 
Finally, be sure to check out another new found fav of mine called High Note Gifts. They are obsessed with all things Nashville [be still my heart], and they have centered their products around items based in Music City... for them, it's all about contributing back to the local community and they are taking the time to craft something special to combat the "sea of sameness". They've bundled up their items together in beautifully packed gift crates for you, for your family, your friends, employees, and clients. 
If you're looking for something that stands out, be sure to shop their gift crates here and enter below to win one of their Music City Holiday Gift Baskets, too! 

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Cheers and Happy Shopping! 
P.S. If you know of a small business that you love and want me to know about, PLEASE leave a comment below 

Friday, November 27, 2015

five on friday || black friday...ready, set, go

I'm sure you'll be SHOCKED to know that this week's Five on Friday is dedicated to all things shopping... am I right!?!?!?! We all know it's the biggest shopping day of the year so come one and come all and let's talk about some sales worth shopping: 

One || Shopbop... Buy More, Save More
It's still going strong friends! The infamous yearly Shopbop sale is packed with new arrivals, gifts, as well as all the designers you know and love. Be sure to checkout ASAP as merchandise is going fast and you don't want to miss the chance to rack up some goodies for Christmas. These necessities somehow ended up in my cart and magically were on sale when I entered code GPBIG15 in at checkout!  

Two || Target is Where it's At
My favorite red bullseye friend... you've done it again and your shopping never disappoints! This year, I am focusing on their electronics department for Black Friday, because the deals are huge and I'm hoping to spoil some of my favorites! 

Three || Old Navy Says 50% Off the Entire Store
The whole family is going to cheer with delight over Old Navy's 50% off sale today! Make sure to get there early and fill up your bag and just say yes if you're in doubt ;) Favorites from their newest arrivals include: 
FOUR || The Beauty of Anthropologie
Run for it... and by that I mean click over to Anthropologie to see their amazing Black Friday promo, which means you save 25% on EVERY SINGLE THING in their store! They rarely have sales in each department all in one sale so this is one to checkout ASAP. Especially since it's one of the absolute best places to buy gifts! 

Conifer Serving Set || Voluspa Candles || Polka Pleats Apron || Conversation Socks || Botanist Knoll Potholders || Twinkle Dot Coupe || Crowned Leaf Measuring Cups || Nordic Sunrise Coasters || Gleaming Feather Cocktail Shaker

FIVE || Saving the Best for Last
Want to know ALL the brightest, biggest, and best deals for Black Friday?? Here is a roundup of all the goodness flooding through stores right now! 

Ann Taylor || 50% Off Everything with code CELEBRATE

Anthropologie || 25% Off Everything with code SHOPTOIT

Madewell || 25% Off Your Entire Purchase with code CALMDOWN

Sam Edelman || Save 30% Sitewide with code SAMSGIVING

Thursday, November 26, 2015

It's Turkey Day... Happy Thanksgiving

Hey there blogging friends... wanted to drop in to tell you a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you're celebrating with those you love most! It's a day to surround ourselves with family and friends and to relish in all our blessings. 

As of right now, I'm in the kitchen whipping up my favorite Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that my mom passed down to me years ago {wow, I posted this back in 2009 so pardon the photo skills] as well as another goodie I love to make, Cranberry Sauce [and yes, I add orange zest, walnuts, OJ, nutmeg, and allspice to mine]. 

We've got the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television and the girls are having a BALL watching all the balloons and floats with their favorite characters... this is the best age yet! 

We are heading off to my aunt's house later this morning to spend the day eating, watching football, eating more, and then browsing the sales papers while Mimi and I scout out our Black Friday shopping plan for tomorrow! 

Many hugs and well wishes to all of you... enjoy these special times over the holidays! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Buy More, Save More || The Big Shopbop Sale!

Black Friday came a bit early this week, in the way of an AMAZING sale over at Shopbop, which just happens to be one of my go-to destinations for goodies this holiday season! 

This sale is all about the MORE the MERRIER in that the more you buy, the more you save. It's their biggest sale of the year so you better get to clicking fast dear friends... 

Looking for a special dress to wear to one of your many festive soirees this season? Check out these BB Dakota Holiday Dresses. In the mood for something a bit more casual chic... their line of English Factory apparel might just suit your fancy! 
Moving along to Mink Pink which includes the cutest activewear, pajamas, and resort swimwear all at great price points. And don't forget the fabulousness of Madewell, which offers separates, accessories, and bags that all make great pieces that last a lifetime. 

Finally, be sure to visit the Deux Lux boutique or Kate Spade shop if you're needing to tackle gift giving for loved ones... their fashionable lines leave much to the imagination without breaking the budget so you can spend a little more on someone who's been EXTRA nice [that's you] this year. 

Looking to save the BIG 25%?!?!?! Make group purchases with your friends and family so that everyone saves as much as they can. 

Be sure to head over to Shopbop now... the sale is already in full force and ends at 11:59PM Pacific Time on November 30th. 

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