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Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks


Happy Black Friday!  I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday, ate lots of delicious food, spent time with those you love and of course picked up some fab things in the early pre-Black Friday sales! But as you know, today is THE day… I’ve researched and hunted every store to bring you the most comprehensive list of all the Black Friday sales you need to know about. I’ve also included a few of my favorite picks below!

Don’t forget, Christmas is only three weeks away, so be sure to do your gift shopping while everything is on sale… you know how it goes, “one gift for you, one gift for me…”. Please tell me I’m not the only one guilty of a few ‘gift to self’ moments! I’m having heart palpitations over this Kate Spade watch, these celeb fave Stuart Weitzman boots on sale, plus all the gorgeous shoes, watches, handbags, jewelry and clothes!

 

NORDSTROM

Up to 40% off!

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PIPERLIME

25% off site-wide. Use code IHEARTNYC

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GAP

50% off everything!! Use code BLKFRIDAY

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

C.WONDER

40% off everything!

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

ASOS

30% off everything. Use code TGIBF

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

J.CREW

30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping. Use code HOLIDAY

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

SHOPBOP

Up to 25% off site-wide. Use code GOBIG14

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

TORY BURCH

Up to 30% off site-wide. Use code LUCKY

350 Fab Favorites Link Up: Black Friday Sales Guide + My Must Shop Picks

 
 

J.CREW FACTORY

50% off site-wide.

KATE SPADE

25% off site-wide. Use code HOLLYJOLLY

BLOOMINGDALE’S

50% off selected items site-wide

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Up to 60% off select styles + free shipping. Use code HOLIDAY

J.BRAND

30% off site-wide

MADEWELL

25% off your entire purchase. Use code GIFTON

CURRENT ELLIOT

25% off selected items site-wide. Use code THANKS

TOPSHOP

30% off select product + 2-for-1 on mid-season sale items

AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED

30% off select styles

ALICE + OLIVIA

25% off site-wide + free shipping!

ALL SAINTS

20% off everything

BANANA REPUBLIC

50% off 1 full-priced item. Use code BRFIFTY
40% off site-wide. Use code BRFORTY

DOLCE VITA

Up to 60% off, plus extra 20% off sale items + free shipping. Use code BLACKFRIDAY14

DVF - DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

40% off selected styles

EQUIPMENT

25% off site-wide. Use code THANKS

FRENCH CONNECTION

30% off site-wide. Use code 30FCBF

JOIE

25% off site-wide

LILLY PULITZER

Free gift with all purchases, receive additional gift with purchase of spends over $75.

MODCLOTH

50% off hundreds of new arrivals

NICOLE MILLER

Up to $250 off + free shipping

NINE WEST

Up to 50% off select product

OLD NAVY

50% off entire store, from 4pm today (27 Nov)

SINGER 22

20% off site-wide. Use code TURKEY

T&J DESIGNS

30% off site-wide. Use code THANKYOU30

THEORY

40% off site-wide

TOMS

25% off everything. Use code CHEER

TRUE RELIGION

30% off sitewide + free shipping. Use code THANKFUL

WEST ELM

Up to 25% off. Use code SUPERSALE

WORLD MARKET

50% off hundreds of products, plus save an additional 10% + free shipping on orders $100+. Use code SAVEBIG10

 

 

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Shopping Guide: Black Friday Sales On Now!


Ooooooh my gosh. It’s here! It’s here! The shopping event of the year has kicked off already and the Black Friday sales have started early – get in before everyone else to secure the pieces you want. I’ll be here each day over the weekend to update you on more sales and big discounts, so keep checking back!

You know the drill, “the early bird catches the… cutest fashion”, so enough from me – here’s the most comprehensive list of all the sales and coupon codes you need to know:

nordstrom Shopping Guide: Black Friday Sales On Now!

NORDSTROM
Up to 40% off!

PIPERLIME
25% off site-wide. Use code THANKFUL25

GAP
50% off everything!! Use code BLKFRIDAY

ASOS
30% off everything. Use code TGIBF

J.CREW
30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping

SHOPBOP
Up to 25% off site-wide. Use code GOBIG14

KATE SPADE SATURDAY
30% off site-wide + free shipping. Use code DEALME

BLOOMINGDALE’S
50% off selected items site-wide

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Up to 60% off select styles + free shipping. Use code HOLIDAY

J.BRAND
30% off site-wide

MADEWELL
25% off your entire purchase. Use code GIFTON

CURRENT ELLIOT
25% off selected items site-wide. Use code THANKS

TOPSHOP
30% off select product + 2-for-1 on mid-season sale items

AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED
30% off select styles

ALICE + OLIVIA
25% off site-wide + free shipping!

ALL SAINTS
20% off everything

BANANA REPUBLIC
50% off 1 full-priced item. Use code BRFIFTY
40% off site-wide. Use code BRFORTY

DOLCE VITA
Up to 60% off, plus extra 20% off sale items + free shipping. Use code BLACKFRIDAY14

DVF - DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
40% off selected styles

EQUIPMENT
25% off site-wide. Use code THANKS

FRENCH CONNECTION
30% off site-wide. Use code 30FCBF

JOIE
25% off site-wide

LILLY PULITZER
Free gift with all purchases, receive additional gift with purchase of spends over $75.

MODCLOTH
50% off hundreds of new arrivals

NICOLE MILLER
Up to $250 off + free shipping

NINE WEST
Up to 50% off select product

OLD NAVY
50% off entire store, from 4pm today (27 Nov)

SINGER 22
20% off site-wide. Use code TURKEY

T&J DESIGNS
30% off site-wide. Use code THANKYOU30

THEORY
40% off site-wide

TOMS
25% off everything. Use code CHEER

TRUE RELIGION
30% off sitewide + free shipping. Use code THANKFUL

WEST ELM
Up to 25% off. Use code SUPERSALE

WORLD MARKET
50% off hundreds of products, plus save an additional 10% + free shipping on orders $100+. Use code SAVEBIG10

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My Advice For Shopping Black Friday Sales


Gals, I’m so excited – it’s only two sleeps until the Black Friday Sales! I’ve been making my shopping shortlist for weeks now… and let me tell you, it isn’t so short anymore! There are so many cute things to shop for and today, I’m delighted to be collaborating with Sears to share some of my favorite picks and tips for what to shop on Black Friday.

13 My Advice For Shopping Black Friday Sales Sears Style:  Tuxedo Jacket   |   Black Ruffle Blouse   |   Burgundy Skinny Jeans

As many of you know, I like to keep my style quite classic and polished, but I always look for pieces with unique details. I feel in sales sometimes you can get swept up in all the excitement of big discounts and end up buying a ton of things that you never wear. When I was in my teens (umm yes, that was almost ten years ago – eeek!), I used to fall victim to buying something because it was “such a great deal!”, have you ever done that?! But I’m pleased to say, since then I have become a discerning shopper. I know what suits my body type, what colors are flattering for me and what styles will endure more than one season.

My best fashion advice for shopping the Black Friday sales is to choose pieces that are classic and timeless. Buy quality over quantity and shop for what your wardrobe actually needs (believe it or not, you don’t need that 10th black handbag).

I had a wonderful time browsing Sears recently and bought this tuxedo jacket, these coated skinny jeans and this ruffle blouse… all for under $80! Each item is versatile in its own right and so easy to mix and match with other pieces in my closet, but I thought they also worked so well together in this outfit. I absolutely love it!

I have to tell you, it had been a while since I’d bought something from Sears and when the parcel arrived, I couldn’t have been more thrilled! I was truly impressed with the quality, the cut and the fabric… as were my mom and sister (they’ve already put in multiple requests to borrow the jacket and jeans).

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91 My Advice For Shopping Black Friday Sales Sears Style:  Tuxedo Jacket   |   Black Ruffle Blouse   |   Burgundy Skinny Jeans

This jacket is fully lined and would honestly have to be one of the best fitting jackets I’ve owned in a long time. I adore everything about it, it feels better than some jackets I own that are a couple hundred dollars… and this one was under $30! Oh and don’t even get me started on these jeans, I’m all about anything oxblood right now, isn’t it such a perfect color for winter?

I’ve got to say, my experience shopping with Sears was refreshing. It showed me that I actually didn’t have to spend a lot of money for great quality (I’ve even been back on their site since then to order more things… the Metaphor collection is one of my favorites, the pieces are on-trend, but timeless and very well made).

So when you hit the sales on Black Friday, go in with your fashion wish list and look for well-tailored pieces that are great quality. Stick to the colors and cuts that you know suit best and avoid the highly seasonal trend pieces, be sure to hunt down chic items with a classic style! Happy shopping!

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It’s more than a gift. It’s the joy of the season. #MoreThanAGift.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.

 

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Color Block Top and a Black Leather Skirt


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! I’m extra excited to show you today’s look and also offer one lucky reader the chance to win a $100 Gift Card to Zuri Zuri by Flora (it’s open internationally)!

You know how sometimes you just discover an outfit that truly works? It’s comfortable, you feel good and it’s ever so chic? Well for me, this is that outfit. As soon as I saw this black and ivory color block blouse from Zuri Zuri by Flora, I just knew it would be a valuable addition to my wardrobe.

I’ve found it is the kind of neutral statement piece (yes, such a contradiction!) that simply works with everything – dress it down with your favorite jeans, or style it up with a polished pencil skirt, like this black leather skirt (which is currently on sale!). Oh and one of my favorite aspects is the embellished collar on this blouse, I added a gorgeous statement necklace to really play up this feature and add a little pop of color!

1 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Color Block Top and a Black Leather Skirt Color Block Top and Black Leather Skirt:  Zuri Zuri by Flora Color Block Top    |    Wallis Black Leather Skirt (on sale!)    |    Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Heels    |    Necklace    |    Sunglasses

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)    |    6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)    |    Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish    |    Lip Gloss

If you love this look as much as I do, you can create it for yourself – I am collaborating with Zuri Zuri by Flora to give one lucky Style Elixir reader the chance to win a $100 Gift Card to their store! Check out all their super cute tops, dresses, bottoms and new arrivals, I’m sure you’ll agree they have beautiful pieces (and so many cute things to wear over the holiday season!).

The giveaway is open until next Friday, December 5. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below – and for all my international readers, it is open globally!

Zuri Zuri by Flora also have a pre-Black Friday Flash Sale now on, you’ll get 25% off everything with code LOVEZURI. Plus, they offer free shipping worldwide with any purchase over $50 (yay! who doesn’t love free shipping!).

Enter now to win a $100 Gift Card to Zuri Zuri by Flora:

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

 

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Color Block Top and Black Leather Skirt:  Zuri Zuri by Flora Color Block Top    |    Wallis Black Leather Skirt (on sale!)    |    Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Heels    |    Necklace    |    Sunglasses

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)    |    6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)    |    Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish    |    Lip Gloss

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Color Block Top and Black Leather Skirt: Zuri Zuri by Flora Color Block Top | Wallis Black Leather Skirt (on sale!) | Marc Jacobs Handbag | Heels | Necklace | Sunglasses

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g) | 6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off) | Primer | Foundation (#3N1) | Concealer (NC30) | Illuminating Powder | Bronzer | Blush (Deep Throat) | Mascara | Nail Polish | Lip Gloss

 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

Say “bonjour!” to this week’s Head Stylist, Rosalyn from My Fancy Pants. How fab are her boyfriend jeans paired with this striped top? This is such a perfect example of how to do layered outfits…

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STYLE Q&A WITH ROSALYN:

How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as bright colors, bold patterns and often sequins. I love vintage as well as current styles. I need to add more basics my closet. My eye always goes for the bright colors and so my closet lacks simple items or colors.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? I am currently loving tomboy tennis, ( I was so lucky and was able to snag a pair of the Nike iridescent blazers which I can’t wait to wear!), fringe accessories and vintage fur. I also have enjoyed the fanny pack/belt bags this summer too, (something I never thought I’d say)! I am also always a sucker for J.Crew collection pieces, I snagged the Deco feather top and can’t wait to wear it too.

What inspired you to start your blog? I wanted to start a blog because I have a very un-stylish job as an RN but have always loved fashion and dressing up. My blog encourages me to be a little fancier day to day and is also a place where I can be creative and connect with other girls that like to dress up as much as I do.

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: My Tarte Cheek and Lip Stain, my Chapstick, my Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Under Eye Concealer, (I never get enough sleep) for my tired eyes are my three daily must haves.

What is your best beauty trick? My best beauty trick is I often curl my hair with clips. To avoid the heat damage, I partially dry my hair after a shower, then twist pieces of my hair in small sections and secure them with hair clips. I then put on my make up, pick out my OOTD, then before I pull out the clips, I take my hair dryer and finish drying the sections still in the clips. I pull the clips and then comb it out with my fingers. My hair always feels much healthier and less dried out this way.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? If I could escape and getaway tomorrow, I would love to pack up the kids and the hubs and go anywhere but here. I love taking vacations with my husband alone, but I love family vacations more. Anywhere warm, that is. I feel like I am always freezing and so the thought of going someplace where a warm jacket is required, my enthusiasm starts to dwindle.

Tell us something not many people know about you? I have a really hard time purging my closet. I have a lot of clothes that I have yet to wear and when it comes time to purge my closet, if I haven’t worn it, it tends to linger.

To discover more about Rosalyn, visit My Fancy Pants!

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The Best Gift Ideas + Win A $500 Visa Gift Card


I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful weekend. I had a fun one with a trip to the beach with Chris, then on Sunday my sister and I started our Christmas gift shopping (she came over and we got on our laptops to order things! Ha, so much easier than visiting an actual store – and you can simultaneously watch movies!).

If you’re looking some of the best gift ideas, you’ll find them in the Style Elixir Holiday Shop (or you can send out the link for your own wish list, hint hint!). These are just some of the fabulous things…

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THINGS WE LOVE BOOK
by Kate Spade

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BOW STUD EARRINGS
by Kate Spade

 

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GOLD CROSS RING
by Elizabeth and James

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GOLD BOW BANGLE
by Kate Spade

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FUCHSIA ZIP WALLET
by Kate Spade

 

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NAIL POLISH
by Christian Louboutin

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IPHONE CASE
by Kate Spade

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IPHONE CASE
by Kate Spade


 

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SATIN STRIPE PAJAMAS
by Victoria’s Secret

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PERFUME BALL GIFT
by Victoria’s Secret

 

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STATEMENT NECKLACE
by Prima Donna

 

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CHAMPAGNE GIFT BAG
by Kate Spade

 

With all this talk of gifts and shopping, I am delighted to start the week by collaborating with Kiss Me Darling, Style Elixir and other fabulous bloggers, to bring you the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card! So perfect just in time for the holidays, what would you buy?

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST next Monday (December 1st, 2014) and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to go say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Holiday Outfits – Win a $100 SheInside Gift Card


Happy Friday! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful week and are starting to get all your shopping underway and holiday outfits planned. In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, the Style Elixir Holiday Shop is now open for 2014. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, seasonal stationary and note cards, homewares and decor, you’ll find it by clicking the ‘shop’ tab above. I’m adding new things all the time, be sure to check back so you don’t miss out on something gorgeous, gold and sparkly!

In celebration of the season, I’ve collaborated with Sheinside today to bring you a fabulous giveaway – one lucky reader will win a $100 Sheinside Gift Card! The giveaway is open from now until Sunday, November 30 and for all my international readers, it is open worldwide. Entry is easy, simply use the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

You’ll be able to get some beautiful holiday outfits, isn’t it so great to have a new dress for a party or cute coat to wear at a Christmas event?! I adore the pieces I own from Sheinside, a few of my favorites outfits are below…

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Leopard 11 Fab Favorites Link Up: Holiday Outfits   Win a $100 SheInside Gift Card Leopard and Chambray:  Sheinside Skirt   |   Shirt   |   Heels   |   Belt   |   Clutch   |   Initial Necklace   |   Celine Sunglasses

 

12 Fab Favorites Link Up: Holiday Outfits   Win a $100 SheInside Gift Card Major Midi Skirt Love:  Sheinside Red Midi Skirt (on sale – only $16.67!)    |    Bow Blouse (similar)    |    Belt    |    Leopard Pony Hair Heels    |    Patent Clutch (similar)    |    Bow Ring (from a boutique)    |    YSL Lipstick    |    LAQA & Co. Nail Polish Pen in Greedy Guts (this pen is the best invention ever – and they have the cutest polish colors!)

 

Enter to Win a $100 Sheinside Gift Card:

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Remember… you can share anything in the link up – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details.

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