Fall

you love it or you hate it

This time of year you can’t get away from it! The TV commercials are over powering! It’s dreaded by some, but loved by me. That’s right you guessed it Black Friday! So what are your big plans? I know most will probably stay far away from the shopping malls as possible. I on the other hand will be right in the thick of it. No matter where I have been for Thanksgiving I always try to get out there and shop on Black Friday {it helps boost the economy, right?}, you never know what finds you will come across and let’s be honest, there is always great people watching as well.

This year I will be out shopping at midnight on Thanksgiving night, yep midnight my friends. I am headed to Florida with family and friends and the outlet malls are the prime shopping for Black Friday. The outlet stores on the top of my list are Saks off 5th, JCrew, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole and DKNY. I have shopped these outlets before this time of year and it’s always such a pleasure {I scored a $14 Chloe top and $40 JBrands last trip}. Not to mention now is the perfect time to invest in winter pieces, especially since most shoppers in Florida steer away from those seasonal items.

One thing to remember while shopping, just cause it’s on sale doesn’t mean you need to buy it.

*make sure you will wear it, use it, or gift it 

{can't wait to see what I can find}

why spend more…..

Yesterday I was seconds away from submitting an order on Nordstrom for this great pair of DV by Dolce Vita boots. But before I pressed complete order I decided to see if there was anything else out there similar {they also happened to be on Gilt, for a few dollars less}. Well wouldn’t you know it I found the exact style boots at Target. And right now Target is having a buy one get one half off sale on shoes {and free shipping over $50}. So I got myself a pair and my sister a pair for less then the sale price of the DV by Dolce Vita. The shopping gods once again reminded me that is there  no reason to spend a lot of money on something seasonal and so trendy. Just put in a little extra effort and a lot of dollars can be saved!

their way

{DV by Dolce Vita $86.90}

the save way

{Target, $34.99}

smart gloves

I cannot stop thinking about my upcoming trip to NYC. I typically wait till I get there to do any shopping, however I had to purchase new gloves for my trip. Last year I had the hardest time with my iPhone, trying to take photos, text etc {all while taking my gloves off and putting them back on}. I came across these cute, inexpensive {$15} smart screen gloves and had to purchase. Now I will finally be able to access my phone, while keeping my fingers warm.

{mudpie $15}

cozy knit

This is absolutely my find of the week. Perfect for getting cozy next to the fire with a glass of wine or hot cocoa! It’s comfortable and long enough to wear with leggings! Now, to find a fireplace….

{target $29.99}

jack-o-lantern candy jar

With the Halloween weekend upon us it’s only fitting to share the DIY jack-o-latern candy jar I am using! These make great candy holders for your Halloween party, or even use as party favors!  I’m looking forward to the next few days….the costumes and festivities, and of course the sweets!

{click-through for chalkboard DIY}

{candy corn}

{jack-o-lantern jar}


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