My Favorite (very) Affordable Black Friday Deals…

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I’ve taken some time to put together a shopping list of items from my favorite affordable retailers. Boohoo is currently having a 60% off everything sale. Gap has 50% off everything, plus an extra 10% off coupon on the homepage of their site that is applied immediately with the click of a button. Missguided, a UK based site, has 50% off storewide. I love shopping there for unique instagramable pieces. Forever 21 is offering 30% off and free shipping. I shop there for inexpensive trendy pieces. Sometimes I’ll test if I like a style before investing in the style in a better quality. Some of the larger ticketed items are at Nordstrom and they are offering up to 60% off. Lastly, Express has a 50% off sale with free shipping.

I separated some of the clothing items that stood out to me by store.

Everything on this list, I would buy. In fact, many of the items are similar to things I have in my closet today.

Every single item is on sale and most of them are under $60. It’s the perfect time to buy them with all of the Black Friday deals happening. If you’re wanting to shop for Cyber Monday, but you see an item you’d like to buy now, download the shoptagr app. I just downloaded it a few weeks ago and I love that I’ve gotten notifications as soon as something I wanted went on sale this week.

Shoptagr has no idea that I exist, but I want to pass on my money saving tips so you can shop smart.  I also use a site and app called Ebates, for most of my online shopping.  If you visit a website via Ebates, and buy something, you will get a percentage back in a paypal account of your choosing.









Bookmark this page and return often for updated items. Many of these items are selling out fast, but you can always save them in shoptagr to see if you can get a better price. My next gift guide will be gifts for the athletically inclined people in your life. When I list clothing items, you can rest assured that it will look good on your athletically built friends and family.

Also, check out my blog posts:

6 tips on how to save money holiday shopping

Under $100 Gifts for Fashion Lovers

I can’t wait to share more. See you Tuesday!

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You may not know this, but yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear. It’s vibrant, beautiful, and looks great against my complexion. I hate that so many of us stop wearing it for Fall. Of course, traditionally the deep mustard yellows come out to play this time of year, but why not incorporate a spring yellow here and there?

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I Broke an Old Fashion Rule

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Old Fashion Rules are Dead

Five years ago, I would have only paired this sheer, dressy, polkadot blouse with trousers. Or – dress pants. My “dressy” clothes could only date other dressy clothes, because anything else just wouldnt’ look right. Ha! How prejudice of me.

Seriously, though, I thought that way. To be fair, it’s really reminsce of old rules. Fashion “rules” like, brown and black don’t match, never mix silver and gold, and always wear dress shoes with dresses. Well, today, fashion rules are kind of a thing of the past. We wear whatever we want and I think the mix of so many eras of fashion in our stores today is a reflection of that.

So here’s my baby step in that direction. And guess what? It looks pretty damn good!



Top : Zara | Jeans : Forever 21 | Shoes : Nine West | Hat : Thrifted | Bracelet : Tiffany’s | Purse : Zara



If this resonated with you, share it with your girlfriends. Comment below and tell us what fashion rules YOU love to break. Also, check out my post, How To Add Patterns and Prints to Your Wardrobe.


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Adding prints to your outfits can be an exciting way to update your wardrobe and personal style. For many, the idea of adding print can bring an element of fun and edge to an otherwise safe, neutral wardrobe. For others, the idea is intriguing, but the execution is a bit daunting. I’ve been on both sides, and I have three simple ways to help ease prints and patterns into any wardrobe like a pro.

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