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The Perfect Christmas Sweater + Favorite Cyber Monday Sales!

Monday, November 28, 2016







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Christmas Sweater 50% perfect off for cyber monday! / AG Jeans, Similar / Booties / Sunglasses / Earrings / Lipstick in "Cruella"

For the past few years, I've been on the hunt for the perfect Christmas sweater. I was looking for something that was knit, has winter images on it, looked vintage, and was cozy. Last year I purchased one from J.Crew (see here) and even though I loved the scene on it, I never really loved the fit. The sleeves were cropped and it wasn't super cozy. So back on the hunt I went. 

I randomly saw another blogger had recently posted some really cute items from Abercrombie and I was blown away. I hadn't thought about the store or stepped foot in it since I was probably 15 years old. I was browsing the site and they have some really cute stuff and nothing has the super loud "Abercrombie" across ever inch like it used to. So as I'm loving everything I'm seeing, I saw this sweater. I think I added it to my cart and checked out in under a minute. I was nervous since I hadn't purchased anything for so long, so I was taking a chance on the fit and quality. Well friends, I think they did it, they created the perfect Christmas sweater, in my eyes anyway! The sweater is really thick, the sleeves are nice and long, and it's so super cozy. I also love the mock turtle neck which keeps you even warmer but isn't over powering. 

Because I was so blown away by the changes at Abercrombie, I decided to highlight some of my favorites from the site below! 




I'm definitely more of a Cyber Monday shopper than Black Friday. No waking up early, to crazy lines, and you can shop from the comfort of your couch! 

Gap - 50% off everything with code "CYBMON"
Old Navy - 50% off everything - discount applied at checkout
Anthropologie - 20% off full price items 
Express - 50% off everything
Madewell - 25% off everything with code "CYBERMONDAY"
J.Crew - 40% off with code "MONDAY"
J.Crew Factory - 40% most everything and free shipping with code "HAPPYSALE"
ASOS - 20% off everything with code "GOGOGO"
Abercrombie - 50% off everything
Kate Spade - 30% off with code "WIRED"


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Pairing Fall Basics

Monday, November 21, 2016









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I am definitely a re-wearer (is that a word?), I love "shopping" my own closet and pairing pieces together differently every time I wear them. This skirt, last seen here, has been my favorite skirt of this fall. I love the buttons and the corduroy, the texture and color is perfect for autumn. Lately I've been loving to wear it in a more casual look, either with a simple sweater for t-shirt. I paired it here with a blue and maroon striped top that has yet to make it to the blog but has been on constant rotation this fall. It's also super affordable and a little longer than normal so as a bonus - you could totally wear it with leggings! Investing in staples, as seen here, is the best way to make your closet interchangeable since classic, easy pieces will always go together. 


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Black + Grey - Fall Neutrals

Friday, November 18, 2016











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While wearing only neutrals isn't typically my go-to, there is something so refreshing about it in the cooler months. The trees are losing their leaves and the grass, it's color, so for some reason wearing less color and more neutrals makes me feel like I blend with my surroundings more. 

This scarf was a purchase last year from Old Navy and it's since been a favorite. It's technically a blanket scarf but it's rectangle rather than square making it the perfect scarf to just drape over the neck. It can definitely be over powering to the outfit so keeping everything else neutral helps the scarf standout even more. I didn't intentionally wear almost all Old Navy this day but I'm loving this sweater with leggings. It's the perfect length that is covers your back end but not too long that it looks like a dress. You can always wear this sweater with jeans but leggings are obviously much more comfortable. 



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Fall in Providence, RI

Monday, November 14, 2016











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Last Thursday Mike and I headed down to Providence, RI to celebrate his birthday. One of our favorite this to do is day trips to explore new-to-us places and neither of us had been to Providence since we were little. We love to go without an agenda and find yummy food, hidden corners, and cool scenery. Providence did not disappoint. 

SHOPPING:
Thursday afternoon was sunny and warm, making it the perfect time to walk around Westminster St. There were super cute, unique stores for everything from stationary, home goods, and clothes. A lot of the stores had fun, quirky items that I could have spent hours looking at. Plus there were lots of really good spots for an afternoon snack while walking around!

Just a few blocks away from our hotel was the Providence Place Mall which was just a perfect way to spend an hour or two on a cool, windy fall morning. We ended up waking up super early on Friday morning and decided to walk around the mall for about 30 minutes before it opened since it was so windy out. Luckily we were right near Nordstrom as the gate went up and the mall opened, convenient or planned? We may never know. 

EAT:
We ate everything. We were in Providence for less than 24 hours but somehow managed to hit up quite the number of eateries. 

Thursday we started with cocktails and bar snacks at Eddy, the marinated olives were amazing! The staff was also awesome and recommended a bunch of restaurants within walking distance that they themselves frequent. After striking out at a few of the recommendations, we ended up eating at Red Fin for tapas. We were actually still pretty full from the bar snacks we ordered so we only split 3 small plates, the meatballs were by far our favorite, I wish we just ordered 3 of those!

Friday morning we woke up early and wandered around the corner from our hotel to Ellie's Bakery. We had seen it the night before and decided it was too cute not to check out and we are so glad we did. The coffee was fantastic and the all the baked goods were mouth watering plus they cure their own bacon and well, it was just amazing. Had we stayed there another night, I think we would have been back for breakfast round two. They even sold some of the prettiest flower arrangements from a local florist, I wanted to take one home with me so bad! 

After exploring more (aka walking all over) we decided we needed a mid morning snack and headed over to The Malted Barley for a beer and pretzel. They hand bake their own pretzels fresh to order and as a hot pretzel connoisseur, there were very, very good. Perfectly crunchy not the outside, warm and soft on the side, with the perfect (and extensive) list of dipping sauces to accompany them! 

Lastly we went to G Pub for lunch on a recommendation from the bartender at The Malted Barley. He described it as upscale pub food and that is exactly what it is was. Think typical pub food; burgers, melts, hot dogs, etc. but elevated with unexpected flavors like caramelized onion, truffle aioli, and short ribs. If you're looking for a hearty delicious meal, do not miss this! 

TO-DO:
If you enjoy just walking around, this city is perfect for it. Mike and I could have walked the city all day looking at all the buildings. It's a super old city with some of the coolest architecture I have seen. Similar to Boston or New York but much smaller scale so you can get closer to the buildings and really look at the construction. There is also a river walk you can do that goes along the river and the campus of Brown University. A few times a year they even light this river on fire at night, which would be really cool to see! 

Since we were there for a such a short period of time, we didn't get to explore too much, but it is a small city with lots of history so we hope to go back again and be able to do more! 

STAY:
We stayed at the Biltmore, which was the perfect location for what we wanted to do. We could walk everywhere we ate or shopped at in under 10 minutes so it was easy to go out and explore. We didn't get to the other neighborhoods of Providence but for our short stay, exploring the area around the hotel was perfect. The hotel is also in a super old building so it was really neat to see all the old aspects of it they kept! 

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