Happy Thanksgiving! (+ Black Friday Sale Roundup)

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Considering how much I wear my utility jacket, how did I go this long in life without a utility vest?! I picked up this super soft Tencel vest at Gap right before my Asheville trip and I have been wearing it over sweaters, long sleeve tees, and dresses all autumn long. To see how I styled it, scroll on. If you just came for the Black Friday sale roundup, scroll to the bottom!

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My favorite things to pair with this utility vest are: a navy gingham button down, an oatmeal colored cableknit sweater, and THIS SHIRT. If you follow a bunch of bloggers, or are a blogger, this isn’t the first time you’ve seen this guy. I saw it on one of my fave bloggers in a million different outfits before finally like-to-knowing the shiz out of it and seeing that it was only $19. I now wear it with a million different outfits too, and this one was no exception.

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I finished off the outfit with distressed denim, neutral booties, and a black tassel crossbody. As for accessories, I went with minimal jewelry, my black Daniel Wellington, classic aviators, and a little faux fur poof for a fun touch.

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Vest: Gap | Shirt: Nordstrom | Jeans: Teal | Booties: Aldo (similar) | Crossbody: Gap (similar here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Rings: H&M and Madewell | Nails: OPI Gel (‘Malaga Wine’)

Hope y’all have a happy and delicious Thanksgiving!

Black Friday Sales

  • AG Jeans: 30% off sale with code AGTHIRTY.
  • Aldo: 50% off already-reduced styles; early risers can take advantage of a 20% off full-price special.
  • Alternative Apparel: 40% off with code THANKS40.
  • Banana Republic: 50% off one regular-priced item with code BRFIFTY; 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY.
  • Current/Elliot: 25% off your purchase with the code THANKS.
  • Draper James: 20% off sale items.
  • Gap: 50% off everything with code TGIF50.
  • H&M: Special Black Friday collection, from $4.99.
  • Herschel Supply: $10 off orders of $80+, $30 off orders of $120+, and $50 orders of over $160.
  • J. Crew: For the first time EVER (!), J. Crew is offering 40% off your purchase, in stores and online. File this under “about damn time.”
  • J. Crew Factory: 50-60% off everything, online only.
  • Joe’s: 25% off everything with code Thanks25.
  • Joie: 25% off your purchase now through Cyber Monday with code THANKS.
  • LOFT: 40% off everything with code THANKS.
  • Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code THATSALE, in stores and online.
  • Moda Operandi: 30% off sale with code EXTRA30.
  • Nasty Gal: 30% off everything black for Black Friday (cool thanks?). The bankruptcy is starting to make more sense…
  • Nordstrom: Up to 50% off men’s, women’s and children’s.
  • Old Navy: 50% off everything-ish. No code required.
  • Solid & Striped: 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.
  • Soludos: 25% off all styles with code BLACK25.
  • Topshop: Up to 50% off.
  • Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off (all apparel!).

Which sales will you be shopping this weekend? I’m more of a Cyber Monday kind of gal myself (hiii shopping from bed), so stay tuned for more deals coming your way soon! XO

What To Wear On Labor Day {+ Holiday Sales!}

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On Labor Day, we pay tribute to the contributions of workers, take a well-deserved long weekend, and relax with friends and family. It also marks the unofficial end of summer, so you know you’re gonna need a good outfit. It’s your last time to wear your favorite warm-weather staples, and to some of you, perhaps the last time to wear your summer whites. (Sidenote: hopefully at this point, you all know how I feel about the “no white after Labor Day” rule, so unless you grew up in 1947, keep rockin’ those white skinnies.) So whether you want to go for a trendy vibe, a boho feel, or just go cool & classic, I’ve lined up a few Labor Day looks to give you some inspo.

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We obviously need a white skinnies option for Labor Day. In this case, I chose a distressed pair because I’m v into that for fall. I paired the jeans with a printed peplum top, wedges, trendy fringe bag, and blue mirrored sunnies. As for accessories, I went with these 360° studs that I’m currently obsessing over, and some gold rings. This outfit would be perfect for an end-of-summer backyard bash, and can also transition perfectly for nighttime. Just sling on a denim jacket if it’s chilly, switch out your bag for a fun clutch and add some sassy jewelry, then you’re ready for whatever the night brings.

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If you’re more of a boho babe, go with your favorite summer maxi. Pair it with some tall black gladiator sandals, a simple clutch, some round sunnies, and you’re good to go! To jazz it up even more, I chose fun gold arrow earrings, bright yellow nails, and subtle purple lipstick (huge for fall). This would also be a great transitional look — for a pool party/day at the beach, you could switch the gladiators out for simple sandals, grab a beach bag instead of the clutch, and wear your bikini under the maxi. Then for a night out, add all the above options, minus the sunnies and plus armfuls of boho bangles.

Classic

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Lastly, if you want to go for a timeless look on Labor Day, go with this classic frock. It’s an ideal early fall piece, but still has a nautical, summery vibe with the navy + white stripes. Slip on these peep toe booties (another fantastic summer-to-fall transition piece), grab a patterned clutch (bonus points for print mixing!), then top it off with a Panama hat, tortoiseshell sunglasses, and an everyday gold watch. Because I love the color combo of navy + tangerine, I also added a statement necklace and an Essie to match. Usually I’m opposed to it, but sometimes the matchy-matchy thing just works. This outfit would be ideal for a chic boat day or party on a yacht — so now’s the time to make a friend with a yacht.

Which look is your favorite? Comment below!

Trendy – Top: Topshop | Skinnies: Topshop | Wedges: Jessica Simpson | Bag: Steve Madden | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: BaubleBar | Rings: Gorjana

Boho – Dress: Mara Hoffman | Gladiator Sandals: Deben Hams | Clutch: Nasty Gal | Sunnies: Monki | Earrings: Asos | Purple Lipstick: Urban Decay | Nail Lacquer: OPI

Classic – Dress: Petit Bateau | Booties: Jeffrey Campbell | Panama Hat: Michael Stars | Clutch: Claire V | Sunnies: Illesteva | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Kate Spade | Nail Lacquer: Essie

Holiday Weekend Sales:

  • Anthropologie – extra 20% sale pieces.
  • Asos – extra 10% off sale with code HAVE10.
  • BaubleBar – up to 50% off select pieces.
  • C. Wonder – 30% off site-wide, plus an extra 50% off final sale.
  • Club Monaco – extra 40% off sale and 50% off clearance with code HEYFALL.
  • Gap – everything up to 40% in-store and online.
  • H&M – sale section starting at $5.
  • J. Crew – extra 40% off sale and free shipping over $100.
  • J. Crew Factory – 40%-60% off everything, in stores and online.
  • JewelMint – everything, including sale, half off (the same applies to ShoeMint, StyleMint, and IntiMint!)
  • Loft – 50% off sale and select full-priced items.
  • Nasty Gal – crazy sale section, including plenty over 60% off.
  • Nordstrom – select items up to 40% off.
  • Old Navy – everything in store and online up to 50% off.
  • Tibi – 20% off curated fall picks with code HELLOFALL.
  • Topshop – select pieces 30% off.
  • Tory Burch – 20% off $300, 25% off $500, and 30% off $750 with code LABORDAY14.
  • Vince Camuto – extra 25% off sale with code EXTRA25OFF.

What’s your wardrobe story this weekend?