Friday Favorites

Holy moly, how is it already December? I have to admit, I’m really excited about this holiday season. It’s a time I cherish and love all the festive activities with close friends and family. This weekend I plan to put up the rest of my holiday décor, take Christmas photos and bake some cookies. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

 

ka3_0509

 

A few favorites from around the web…

Two pairs of sleek Sam Edelman booties are on sale – these in brown leather and this black pair. Do I need both?

I’ve already got New Year’s Eve dresses on my mind. I really like the back of this lace fit and flare and this cut out sheath dress. Also really love this little strapless jumpsuit.

If you’re looking for some cute holiday stocking stuffers under $40, check out this polka dot mug or this adorable (!!) 12 month desktop calendar. I would love both for my desk at work. This phone case is an easy gift under $40 and this cute water bottle is necessary for the gym or the beach.

Don’t forget to follow along with my weekend adventures on Instagram! (@sharingmysole)

Back to Reality

ka3_0771

 
The transition back to reality from a vacation can feel long and tough, but I’ve been trying to combat any post-holiday blues with hot yoga and decorating my house. Also with plenty of layers and coats. The best part about winter coats is that you can basically be wearing pajamas underneath and you still look completely pulled together. I adore this little peacoat, and for the record I’m not wearing pajamas underneath. Just a turtleneck.

 

ka3_0801

 

ka3_0775

 

ka3_0798

Peacoat: J.Crew
Tissue turtleneck: J.Crew
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Jeans: Madewell
Booties: Madewell

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Best of Black Friday

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year has completely flown by. I feel very lucky to be spending a few days in Marco Island with my Mom for some girl time. Now that the turkey comas have passed (or scallop and crab coma, for me) it’s time to shop those sales! I’ve already started shopping for a few gifts this year because these sales are just too good. So today I’ve rounded up of the best Black Friday deals for your shopping ease!

 

black-friday-sales

 

J.Crew is offering 40% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY. I recently purchased these pants and this tissue turtleneck t-shirt (pictured above) and I’m obsessed. With 40% off, now is the time to snag a new winter cocoon coat (I have one, it’s uber warm) or some amazing shoes. Scroll through below for some more amazing snags and gift ideas (like this adorable hat!)

 

Nordstrom has an EXTRA 20% off sale items now through Sunday! Lots of awesome deals for women, men and their gifts section is the best. These gorgeous over-the-knee boots are on sale for under $160 and Hunter Boots are on sale (whattttt) so get them now! They make an amazing gift. This cozy turtleneck sweater is under $70 and this Kate Spade necklace is another stocking stuffer favorite.

 

Gap has 50% off everything with code TGIF50. Gap is my go-to for comfy and adorable pajamas. My boyfriend can attest that I’m obsessed with these jogger pants. Softest ever. And I have this robe which is pretty much like wearing a cloud.

 

Banana Republic has 50% off 5 regular-priced items – No exclusions! They have some perfect pieces for holiday parties including this flounce sleeve blouse and these crystal spike earrings. And I adore this back bow sweater.

 

Ann Taylor is offering 50% off everything when using code CELEBRATE.  I’ve been eyeing some classic work staples like this sweater and this houndstooth scarf would make a perfect gift.  And I’m obsessed with this bow-back shift dress.  (Hello NYE?!)

 

Athleta: 20% off your purchase with code BOOST
Shopbop: 15% off orders $200+ with code GOBIG16
Madewell: 25% off your purchase with code THATSALE
Anthropologie: 30% off with code LETSGO

 

Holiday Party Style

Holiday parties start happening in full-force after Thanksgiving and it seems like dressing for festive events tend to follow a similar formula… Black sweater or dress (at least for me) with a touch of sequins or sparkle. But for more casual holiday get-togethers of exchanging gifts with friends over wine, I often want to wear something that feels festive and slightly more casual. So I’ve rounded up a few favorites and options for the holiday party season…

 

ka3_9504

 

I love this lace top with open shoulders. You could easily pair it with denim and these adorable (I’m obsessed) pom-pom flats.

An embellished collar sweater or casual black dress always works.

This plaid dress would be perfect with tights and booties. And this fleece tunic looks like the coziest thing ever.

This fringed LBD can be dressed up or down and could be paired with these metallic flats.

When in doubt, go for a bold red lip (I love MAC Ruby Woo) and a plaid scarf.

 

Classic Camel

ka3_0581-001

 
When I first purchased this camel blazer, I was on the hunt for a classic and versatile wardrobe piece and it’s been on heavy rotation ever since. Sometimes you’re just in need of something you can throw on and feel instantly polished when you’re having a wardrobe conundrum. Luckily, this blazer looks amazing with a plain white tee, striped shirt (here and here) or a printed blouse. Wardrobe riddle solved.

I’ll be heading to Marco Island this week for Thanksgiving, so follow along with my vacation adventures (and Black Friday shopping, let’s be honest) on Instagram! (@sharingmysole)

 

ka3_0600

 

ka3_0585

 

ka3_0595

Earrings: J.Crew
Blazer: J.Crew
T-Shirt: J.Crew
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Clutch: Gap (similar)
Heels: Sam Edelman (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Shades of Grey

ka3_0672

 
Each year when I plan my Thanksgiving attire, two words typically come to mind: No pants. There’s really no need for waist restricting pants when there are so many cute dress options. I’ll be in Marco Island for Thanksgiving, so I plan on wearing this dress or a breezy maxi dress while over-indulging on mashed potatoes.

I’ve scoped out a few more dresses that are perfect for the upcoming holiday like this v-neck shift, this slouchy sweater dress and this ruffle hemmed windowpane dress.

 

ka3_0697

 

ka3_0692

 

ka3_0687

Dress: Madewell
Bag: Blair Ritchey
Tights: Target
Booties: Madewell

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Argyle & Prep

ka3_0701

 
They say all past fashion trends always make a comeback and I believe that’s the truth with this sweater.  I wore this little argyle number to the office and then had the realization I had the same sweater in high school.  We had a very flattering high school uniform which consisted of khaki pants and oversized polo shirts, so I made a daily effort of attempting to hide said polo shirt with a strong rotation of sweaters.  And I’m certain I had a few argyle pieces in the mix.  It’s all cyclical, people.

 

ka3_0729

 

ka3_0720

 

ka3_0706

 

ka3_0724

Coat: J.Crew

Sweater: J.Crew

Jeans: Rag & Bone

Clutch: Blair Ritchey

Heels: Banana Republic (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

Wow, what a week. Clearly this was a chaotic and volatile past few days for our country and quite frankly I’m still trying to process everything. Even though there is so much negativity and divide circling, a reoccurring thought that continues to prevail is “what can I do?” What can I do to be a kinder, more accepting and giving person? What can I do to positively impact my community? If the only thing I can control is myself and my actions, then I want to show love and respect to others, always. I’ll definitely be taking the weekend to decompress and relax and look into volunteer opportunities in my surrounding community. Make it a beautiful weekend.

 

ka3_9802

A few favorites from around the web…

Ellen is the best.

This is the last weekend of the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale. This a-line dress is perfect for those upcoming holiday parties. (with a statement necklace? Yes please!) Also love these distressed skinny jeans and so many good booties are on sale including these, these and these.

These aren’t on sale, but I just love these metallic loafers and they are still under $70.

I’ve been slowing ordering a few pieces of holiday décor. (can’t resist!) I love everything from CB2, including these modern little trees and this berry wreath.

I’m on the hunt for an affordable leather biker jacket to pair with winter dresses and boots. This might be the one.

Farmer in the Dell

ka3_0552-001

 
Whenever I try on a plaid shirt, my first question is always “Do I look like farmer?” quickly followed by “Do I look like a boy?” The answer is always no and no. I don’t know where my plaid insecurity comes from, because it’s such a perfect fall staple. I particularly like this one because it’s a slimmer, tailored fit that’s perfect for tucking in to high-waisted jeans. You can also give it a little front top knot tie instead of a tuck. Endless possibilities for a button-down.

 

ka3_0571

 

ka3_0558

 

ka3_0569

 

ka3_0566

Button-down shirt: J.Crew
Jeans: J.Crew
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Giles & Brother
Heels: Banana Republic (similar here and on clearance!)

 

 
p.s. The Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale is happening now through November 13th. It’s a great time to scoop up some fall staples like these booties, a neutral fall coat or cozy sweater. And if you want to invest in a pair of Tory Burch riding boots, they are currently a part of the sale!