Monday, November 30, 2015

Camel Trench Vest + Best of Cyber Monday Sales

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We sure did but I can tell you...I am DONE eating left overs.  Last night I decided I was going to try and cleanse this week especially because I didn't hold back when it came to those good ole' southern casseroles...sigh, why do they have to taste so good?!

Beyond stuffing my face, I was busy picking out our Christmas tress and decking the halls for the holidays with my little family and well, tackling some shopping too...there were SO. MANY. GREAT. SALES.   

How many of you braved the Black Friday crowds?  I personally chose to stay in and shop from the comfort of my bed and although I didn't get as much done as I had hoped to, I feel good about the jump start that I have on my holiday shopping.

Of course there are so many more great deals happening today too (which I've rounded up for you below)!  What I love most about Cyber Monday is that almost EVERYONE, if not everyone, offers FREE SHIPPING.  It's GLORIOUS!  Again, shopping from the comfort of my own home...can't beat it.

Let's chat just a moment about this gorgeous camel trench vest from Golden Hanger!  This vest gives you the look and feel of a trench coat but with a sleeves.  It's amazing and is super versatile.  I've paired it with a striped tee, which is only $12 by the way, and some faux leather leggings.  I know, I know...I wear these leggings all of the time but they are that good!

This trench vest is so versatile and can be paired with other pieces such as a turtleneck, a chunky sweater, or even over a dress...use your imagination because with a staple classic piece like this, your options are limitless.  Also, Golden Hanger is running a Cyber Monday deal and is offering 30% off your purchase of $100 or more!

And how gorgeous are these Margaret Elizabeth jewels?!  Her pieces are crafted beautifully and are super chic...pieces that you will find yourself wearing all of the time.  This ring hasn't left my finger lately...I'm obsessed with it!

By the way...did you know that today is the BIGGEST shopping day of the year?!  I'm so excited to bring you a round up some of today's BEST Cyber Monday SALES for you!  AND Because I'm an accessory girl, I've also created a collage of some gorgeous Bauble Bar pieces that are on sale today as well!

Good luck scoring some more great deals today and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!



Accessory Concierge: 30% off with code "thankful"
Alex & Ani: 15% off + free shipping
Ann Taylor: 50% off site wide with code "everything"
Anthropologie: 25% off everything + free shipping with code "shootout"
ASOS: 30% off everything with coded "blessed"
Chicwish: 15%-60% off site wide
Forever 21: 21% off + free shipping with code "rstyle21"
Express: 50% off everything
Gap: 50%-70% off everything
H&M: up to 40% off entire purchase + free shipping
Kendra Scott: 15% off side wide with code "sale15"
Old Navy: 40% off stewed with code "bestcyber"
Moon & Lola: up to 30% off
Nasty Gal: up to 50% off
Loren Hope: 20% off + free shipping with code "thankfully"
L. Mae Boutique: 50% off site wide with code CYBER50FINALSALE
Vera Bradley: 50% off every single "sale" style

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday 2015: Sale Roundup

It's Black Friday y'all!  Whether you are already up and out shopping in the stores or if you are shopping from the comfort of home (ME!!!), I've put together a list of some of the best deals for you!

Hang with me throughout the weekend and into next week, I will be updating you on the sales as often as possible.  Now is the time to check your holiday shopping list and check it twice (well and maybe buy a thing or two for yourself along the way)!

I've included some of my favorite pieces from some of these brands below and have also provided you with any codes that you may need to receive your discount!



* in alphabetical order

ANN TAYLOR - 50% off everything - use code CELEBRATE

ACCESSORY CONCIERGE - 30% off entire site 1127-11.30

ANTHROPOLOGIE - 25% off everything with code SHOOTOUT 11/27011/30

BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off sweaters, 40% off everything else *restrictions apply - use code

BOOHOO OFFICIAL  - 70% off * select pieces + FREE SHIPPING over $50

CHICWISH - extra 20% off 11/27 with code BLK20

COLE HAAN - 30% off + FREE SHIPPING 11/27

GAP FACTORY - 50%-70% off everything *restrictions apply 11/27

H&M - Black Friday deal days up to 60% off, Black Friday exclusive deals from $4.99

KATE SPADE - surprise sale up to 70% off 11/27-11/28

KENDRA SCOTT - 15% off 11/27-11/30

LOFT - 40% off everything (except Lou & Grey new arrivals) 11/27 - use code BF40

OLD NAVY Up to 60% off select items, 50% of hundreds more, and 40% off everything else 11/27

VERA BRADLEY - 50% off select styles - plus buy and pj, slipper, or robe and get the second 50% off, buy 1 blanket get second 50% off (excluding collegiate), 25% off select rolling luggage


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Oxblood Floral Tunic + Holiday Sales Happening Now


Turkey Day is almost here and so is the uncomfortable food coma that I will be in come Thursday evening!

I think I may just have to wear this flowy floral tunic top (under $20) and these super comfy faux leather leggings  (under $15.00) on Thursday to ensure that nothing restricts me while eating but especially after eating!

Can you tell, I get excited to eat all of the yummy Thanksgiving fixing'?!  After all, diving into delicious casseroles doesn't happen every day so why not enjoy it!

Come Thursday evening, I will also begin some online shopping.  I used to make trips out every Black was a tradition for my Mom and I to meet up with my Aunt and cousins to hit the mall for all of the Black Friday deals.  This was before online shopping became so popular and before retailers made Black Friday shopping so easy without having to step foot out of your home.

Standing in long lines, getting overheated (UGH...this Momma has hot flashes sometimes), and carrying bags upon bags until my arms hurt just doesn't sound as appealing anymore.

What's even better is that there are some MAJOR SALES taking place RIGHT NOW!!!  Don't wait until Black Friday to start shopping...grab pieces that you love now because there is a good chance come Friday, your size will be sold out.

I've included details of some amazing sales that are HAPPENING NOW as well as a collage of some of my favorite pieces that are currently 30-60% off...most pieces are under $50.

Of course I had myself in mind when putting this collage together and I already have many of these pieces waiting in my cart to check out.

Don't feel guilty buying a thing or two for yourself is the time!  I'm always a one for you, one for me shopper...I just can't help myself!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stepping Out With Coach


We are one day closer to eating ourselves full and enjoying time with family & friends.  I'm going to be cooking this year (turkey and all of the fixins') but I still have some grocery shopping to do.  

If you are ever looking for an AMAZING green bean casserole recipe, let me know!  It's a swiss green bean is to die for...SO GOOD!  I also make a pineapple casserole with pineappled chunks, shredded cheddar cheese, sugar, butter & Ritz crackers (my Dad's recipe)...don't knock it until you try it (it's another family fav)!

I can smell them in the oven now, YUM...anyway...

Today I've put together a classic look with a few timeless pieces such as this Piped Hacking Jacket over top of this gorgeous Italian Cashmere-Blend Sweater.  This classic Coach Nomad Hobo Bag and these gorgeous studded Justina Boots are the perfect pieces to compliment & complete this look.

And I just love gold paired with grey so I've added some gold tassel earrings and a gold statement ring for the finishing touches.

As always, thank you for stopping by and I would love to hear whether or not you will be cooking this Thanksgiving or maybe helping someone else cook!  If so, what is your go-to recipe?!  I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try.

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pink Poncho + Gift Guide for Her: Under $50

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo


Yes today is Monday, but guess what, I actually don't mind because I have a short week...YAY!  Only a couple days of work and then off with my little family for the rest of the week.  Hope many of you are also taking time off to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

We actually broke out the Christmas decorations over the weekend and we started decking the halls!  Because Thanksgiving is later this year, I am all for decorating a bit earlier.  Of course we still have some pumpkins out, etc BUT we also have some Christmas lights up!  

You know how the turkey isn't just the turkey anymore and some people like to eat something called a turducken?!  Well decorating early is kind of like that, we cross over Thanksgiving and Christmas...I call that Thanksmas!

I'm excited to be sharing this pink poncho with you!  Isn't it so fun?!  As you know from earlier posts, I absolutely LOVE ponchos and I love that this pretty pink poncho is so different from the rest of the ponchos in my closet.  And it comes in turquoise too!

I've styled this poncho with a crisp white button down and some black accessories to compliment the pink and navy.  Of course I belted it off with a thin black belt, which is typically how I like to wear my ponchos but this one looks adorable unbelted too!

I've also put together a GIFT GUIDE FOR HER and all items in my holiday gift guide are UNDER $50!  My top picks include things such as a Kate Spade 2016 planner, a gorgeous plaid Vera Bradley scarf, my favorite Bobbi Brown lip trio, etc.  CLICK ON IMAGES TO SHOP and stay tuned for more gift guides!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great Monday y'all!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Look - Dainty Jewell's Leopard Print Dress

Happy Friday friends!  As soon as Halloween is over, I begin to think about the upcoming Christmas holiday and all of the fun festive parties that are to come.

I begin my hunt for a few different holiday looks and I'm looking for something that will stand out!  Of course I always gravitate towards sequins (let's just be honest here...I LOVE sequins) but I also love a beautiful dress that is a little outside of the box like this leopard print dress from Dainty Jewell's.

Not only is this dress your "outside of the box" dress for all of those fun holiday parties but it is also a dress that you will wear time and time again for so many other occasions.  If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I wore this dress to the grand opening party of Reese Witherspoon's new store here in Nashville, Draper James.  This dress is a conversation starter and you will certainly be asked time and time again, "where did you get that dress?"!

Today, I am showing you how to take this dress and glam it up for the holidays (see the collages below).  My instinct is to grab emerald green, pink, or red pieces to compliment this fun yet classy leopard print.  I especially love emerald green paired with it and even wore some emerald green earrings to the Draper James event.

Not that this dress isn't spectacular on it's own and black heels will do just fine, but adding a pop of color here and there just makes it that much more fun!

Which color would you pair with this dress?!

Hope you have gotten some holiday outfit inspiration today and I can assure you, this dress will be in your closet for years to come!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday!

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Some would say PONY UP, and I would say PONCHO UP!  If you don't have a poncho or two (really 3) in your wardrobe right now, you are seriously missing out.  And I highly recommend that you add one ASAP!

Why?!  Because they are beyond comfortable and they are effortlessly chic.  Well, and if you get cold easily like I do, they keep you warm too (anything that is chic yet practical gets an A+ from me).

This particular poncho has a few more things going for has fringe detail, it is reversible (SCORE), it comes in two other colors, AND it is on SALE for only $32.99 (3 pointer at the buzzer for the win)!

Ponchos are HUGE this season and if I'm being honest...I could practically live in them!

Are you loving ponchos as much as I am?!

p.s. I've created a collage below to show you the other colors that this poncho comes in!
p.s.s. thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photo