Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black on Friday

Coat: Nordstrom (similar), Shirt: Zara, Vest: H&M (similar here and here), Leggings: old (similar here), Hat: H&M (similar here), Mittens: H&M, Boots: Tory Burch (similar), Mug: Alice + Olivia for Starbucks

This was my Black Friday outfit. It was a very chilly day, so layers were a must.  It was cold enough to need a faux fur vest and coat. I also cannot go anywhere without mittens and earmuffs or a hat lately (I really can't stand the cold--I'm not sure why I'm still living in MI!). After a day of shopping and running around, it started to snow! Although I don't like the cold, there is something about the first few snowfalls that I just love (even if they are just flurries). It reminds me that Christmas is right around the corner.  I usually try my best to save all Christmas decorations, music, and planning until after Thanksgiving (even though it can be hard) and it is another reason I love Black Friday. The Christmas season is officially here! Hope you all enjoyed all the wonderful deals going on! Luckily the deals are not over, even though Black Friday is! Here are a few of my favorites:

Tory Burch: 20%-30% off with code LUCKY

Piperlime: 25% off sitewide with code THANKFUL25

Gap: 40% everything with code GIFT

ASOS: 30% off everything with code TGIBF

J. Crew: 30% off full priced items with code HOLIDAY

Nordstrom: Select items up to 40% off

Shopbop: 15%-25% off with code GOBIG14

Anthropologie: 20% off with code HOLIDAY20

Kate Spade: 25% off with code HOLLYJOLLY

And don't forget, Cyber Monday is right around the corner! More good deals to come! 
Happy shopping!


Friday, November 28, 2014


 (For these turkey cookies I used three heart shaped cookies for the feathers) 

 Dress: H&M (not available online- same style here), Vest: Nordstrom (similar), Boots: Fergie, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Tights: Forever 21 (this color not available online), Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Earrings: Kate Spade, Necklace: Brina BoxLips: Chanel No. 122 Farouche (one of my favorites!)

I got this dress awhile ago and I have been saving it to wear for Thanksgiving. I recently found these floral lace tights and I love them! Because the cold weather sticks around for so long in MI I am always looking for fun tights to add to my collection. I definitely will not be wearing dresses or skirts without tights for quite awhile!  As you can see from the pictures it was a cold windy day on Thanksgiving, so I added the faux fur vest for extra warmth (and because you can never have too much faux fur in an outfit). 

 For those of you that don't have the time or patience to make turkey cookies like the ones pictured I have you covered! I wanted to share a few very easy holiday treats if you are interested in making something semi-homemade.  The pretzel kisses are one of my favorite treats, and they are SO easy to make! All you have to do is line a cookie tray with mini pretzels and place an unwrapped Hersey kiss on top of each pretzel.  Put them in the oven for about 5 minutes at 175 degrees.  You can use any kind of kiss-just watch closely while they are in the oven because all chocolate melted differently. Right when you take them out of the oven put an M&M on top and you're done! Let them cool and enjoy! 
 All you need for these are round sugar cookies (I use homemade but you could also use store bought or already made dough).  To decorate you need candy corn, mini M&Ms, and vanilla frosting that you can dye orange.  Simply use some of the frosting to attach the candy corn and M&Ms and then pipe on the beak and feet and you're done! I have made these every year for quite awhile and they are always a hit!
All you need are Fudge Stripe cookies, candy corn, chocolate frosting, and Reese's bells (out for the holidays). You simply use chocolate frosting (homemade or store bought) and attach the three pieces.  Let them dry flat, you can even put them in the refrigerator .  When you take them out of the refrigerator to serve you can stand them up.  They are easy and adorable!

I love Thanksgiving. I love getting together with family and enjoying delicious food and remembering all I have to be thankful for.  I am so thankful for my friends, family, and my fiancĂ© (it still feels weird to say!). I am so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life and I can't wait to see what this year has in store.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Now it's time to enjoy Black Friday shopping! Thanks for reading!


Monday, November 24, 2014


Sooo over the weekend a regular blog post turned into the best day of my life! The pictures speak for themselves.  Zach completely surprised me and proposed on Saturday, and this weekend has been a whirlwind.  I obviously said YES, and I am so excited to marry my best friend.  There is so much to look forward to and I'm so excited for all that is to come! :)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

OTK socks

Jacket: H&M similar here also love this, Blouse: Nordstrom similar here, Skirt: H&M, OTK Socks: Nordstrom, Bag: old similar here and here, Shoes: not available online similar here, Nails: Essie Fishnet Stockings, Rings: Kate Spade & Swarovski, Earrings: Love Stylize, Lips: MAC Girl About Town

When in doubt I always wear black & white (and gray).  You can never go wrong.  A pop of pink is feminine and fun.  These are one of my favorite pairs of earrings, and the perfect way to show them off is with a top knot.  Thanks for stopping by!