Pink Bell Sleeve Sweater

Free People Damsel sweater

SWEATER: Free People | SKIRT: Topshop | BOOTIES: Sole Society | HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton 

pink bell sleeve sweater

Photography: Southwell Photo

Happy Hump Day, friends! I have not been on my posting game lately and I’m sorry! I’m working on coming up with a better schedule (specifically for Instagram) so that I can post more content more frequently. I have some blog pictures scheduled tomorrow, which I’m really excited about. My friend DayNa is shooting them (I’ve been working with her for a few months now!). We are going to shoot at a Christmas tree place in Nashville.. because who doesn’t love all things Christmas related??

On another note, Saturday I’m going to Bartaco with my friend Natalie to taste test their new secret taco! If you keep up with me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Natalie on my instastory. She is a fellow Nashville blogger and we met for coffee recently! She has already become a close blogger friend of mine and she even attended a blogging event with me last week! Thankfully, we have plans to shoot some content after we eat.

Back to the point of this post… this outfit! It’s no secret that Free People is one of my favorite clothing brands. It’s also no secret that they can be pretty pricy. However, this pink bell sleeve sweater is much more affordable and the quality is great! It actually comes in six other colors, but I was definitely drawn to the pink!

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Girly Girl

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Collage Details

1. Free People Teddy Peacoat  I actually asked for this for Christmas!

2. Gucci Logo Belt – Definitely more of an expensive gift, but great to treat yourself. I have the smaller size and it’s a classic piece you can wear for years!

3. Topshop Pom Pom Beanie – Obsessed! Probably ordering this for myself!

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – One of my holy grail palettes! This is great for any makeup lover on your list!

5. Chanel Chance Perfume – My favorite perfume ever, this stuff smells incredible!

6. T3 Whirl Trio – I get lots of comments and questions about my hair, and this is the only product I use to curl my hair!

7. Capri Blue Volcano Candle – Omg guys.. I don’t even have words for this candle. Just trust me, you need it.

8. Free People Kolby Brushed Scarf – This scarf is so warm and cozy, definitely a great winter accessory to add to your outfits. Select colors 50% off HERE 

9. UGG Fleece Lined Socks – I feel like fuzzy socks are always a safe bet, and these look HEAVENLY!

10. Michael Kors Ritz Watch – I own this exact watch and it goes with just about everything in my closet. I think watches are classic accessories and great gifts to give or receive during the holidays! (on SALE)

11. Pompom Knit Throw – I love cozy throw blankets and the fur pompoms are way too cute on this one!

12. Kate Spade Initial Necklace – I ordered this necklace a few years ago and I have worn it so much. It’s something you can throw on with any outfit!

It has been a hot minute since I have made a collage for the blog, and I forgot how much I actually loved making them! I knew I wanted to make a holiday gift guide for y’all, especially for girly girls! Send me a message or leave a comment if you want another gift guide for something else. However, if you’re looking for a men’s gift guide, I am painfully single and not the girl to ask lol but I can point you in the direction of some of my blogger friends’ posts.

Hopefully some of these gifts are something you may want to order for someone or ask for yourself! If not, I hope it will at least serve as some sort of inspiration! I tried to include different price ranges with a couple of splurge items. I spent a lot of time picking out things I either own and LOVE or things that I would like to receive. Let me know some things you are asking for this Christmas!!

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Cyber Monday | Finding the Best Sales

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I debated writing this blog post only because I know everyone has been sharing Cyber Monday sales over the past few days. However, I decided to bite the bullet and share some AMAZING deals with y’all. Obviously there are far more than what I have included, but these are some of my personal favorites and places I really like to shop.

Cyber Monday Sales

  • Nordstrom – you probably all know by now that Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop.. hands down! Currently they have an extra 20% off selected sale items. I got this Free People sweater yesterday for 40% off! As far as Cyber Monday, the details seem to be hush hush, so I will be sure to update this post as more info is released!
  • Nordstrom Rack – staying in the Nordstrom family, Nordstrom Rack is offering an additional 30% off their clearance section, PLUS free standard shipping! I always find the best deals here!
  • Revolve – Are you ready for this one? Up to 65% off! Not to mention brands like Tularosa (a fav of mine, but pretty pricy!) with up to 50% off. This is one sale I would definitely take advantage of.
  • Madewell – picture J. Crew and Urban Outfitters having a baby and Madewell is it. You can get 25% off your purchase with code: DONTSTRESS – they have some gorgeous sweaters!
  • Loft – the Loft is just one of those stores that rarely lets you down. They are just a great go-to for me! They are offering 50% off everything.. I repeat EVERYTHING. If that wasn’t good enough, they also have free shipping on all orders.
  • Express – You can get up to 50% off everything. I’m not going to lie, I could kick myself for missing out on some sweaters I wanted, so act fast!
  • Topshop – I love Topshop. They always have unique pieces to choose from. Right now, they are offering up to 50% off and free shipping – not too shabby!
  • DIFF Eyewear – This is a company I have partnered with, but I absolutely stand by their products. Often times, I find myself reaching for my DIFF sunglasses more than my Ray-bans. Buy 1 pair and get 30% off, buy 2 and get 40% off, or buy 3 and get 50% off.
  • Hudson – One of my favorite brands for designer denim. I wear the heck out of mine! You can now get 30% off almost everything.
  • Free People – Oh Free People. One of my favorite brands of all time. Like, they probably make a close second to Nordstrom. Their items can be super expensive, but every once in a while you can find extremely good deals. They have quite a bit going on on the website right now. You can get 50% off select styles, 25% off select sale styles, and they also have some great Black Friday pick-me-ups. Oh, I forgot to mention.. free standard shipping through Monday!
  • Baublebar – I love Baublebar so much. They have the most fun and unique pieces of jewelry, and their prices aren’t bad either! You’ve probably seen me wear this necklace at least 100 times. You also might see a familiar face if you click the link 😉 Use code: CYBER35 to get 35% off everything!
  • Kendra Scott – Kendra Scott is another great place for jewelry. While it is much more expensive than Baublebar, they are great investment pieces. I have had some of my KS jewelry for years and still continue to wear it. You can get 20% off everything by using code: YELLOW20
  • ASOS – ASOS never lets me down. They have so much variety it’s ridiculous! You can get 30% off everything with code: EPIC30
  • GAP – GAP is an oldie but a goodie. They have a great sweater selection at the moment. Be sure to hit it up because they are offering 50% off everything with code: CYBER and an additional 10% off with code: TREAT – they also have free shipping.
  • Bath & Body Works – I never met a B&BW candle I didn’t love. Get their 3 wick candles for only $12.50 and $10 off when you spend $30 with code: NICELIST – these deals end TODAY. I will update with Cyber Monday deals.
  • J. Crew – They always have some beautiful, classic pieces to add to your wardrobe. I especially love their sweaters (have you noticed a pattern here??). Until Monday at noon, you can get 40% off + an extra 10% off your purchase AND free shipping with code: SHOPFAST
  • Urban Outfitters – I don’t consistently shop here anymore, but every so often I find things I really love, so I wanted to include it. Enjoy $15 off any purchase of $75 or more and $50 off purchases of $150 or more.
  • Target – Okay who doesn’t love Target?! If you say you don’t, you’re lying. It’s one of those places you run in for one thing and come out with a cart full, but I’m just going to focus on the clothing for the sake of this post. They have pages and pages of sweaters that have been marked down by 30% – no code required!
  • Ulta – All of my fellow makeup lovers gather round haha. Their Cyber Monday sales start Sunday night at 9pm CST. There is A LOT going on, so I will just link you to this page to check out a preview of the sales!
  • Anthropologie – Last but not least, is another fav of mine! I definitely try to hit them  up when they have sales because they tend to be pretty expensive. You can get 30% off site wide and that ends today. The curling wand I have used for about a year now is available too – it makes such a great Christmas gift!

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Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

j crew houndstooth skirtBLOUSE: Nordstrom (similar) | SKIRT: J Crew (on sale!!) | BOOTIES: Nordstrom | WATCH: Michael Kors | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott | HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton

Thanksgiving outfit

Photography: Southwell Photo

If you know me pretty well, you would know I’m slightly obsessed with Thanksgiving. I don’t know exactly where this obsession stemmed from. I’m not sure if it’s because of the traditions or the nostalgia, but I love it. It’s like a close second to Christmas.

For years, I have gotten up early enough to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I was even fortunate enough to go to New York one year during Thanksgiving to see the parade! Literally one of the best trips of my life! After I watch the parade, I always get dressed up (I’m excessive okay…) and go to my grandparent’s house for lunch. We usually end up spending the entire day at their house!

I am not lying when I say I’m usually the most dressed up for Thanksgiving. A lot of my family comes very casual, but I am obviously not included in that. After shooting this outfit, I realized it would be a perfect option for a Thanksgiving dinner! It’s very cute and feminine without being overly formal. Another thing I like about the

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is that the back is elasticated. Clearly, you won’t have to worry about how much you eat! Lol

I almost forgot to mention that the skirt is 32% off (kind of random?? lol) Even if you can’t get it in time for Thanksgiving, it is a great piece for the rest of fall and winter. The material, pattern, and colors make it perfect for the season.

Hopefully this outfit serves as some sort of inspiration to you for Thanksgiving and that you have a great day whatever you get up to! I know I’m excited for some pumpkin pie!!

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Banff and Jasper Canada Day 5

Herbert Lake

Crowfoot Glacier

Bow Lake

Peyto Lake

another stop along the way to Jasper

Mistaya Canyon

Weeping Wall

hiking the Parker Ridge Trail (Saskatchewan Glacier behind me)

Saskatchewan Glacier

Athabasca Glacier – you can actually take tours and walk out on the glacier

Sunwapta Falls

Kerkeslin Goat Lick

Athabasca Falls

fish and chips for dinner, yum!

Pyramid Lake Resort – where we stayed in Jasper

view from our room at 10:30pm – can’t get over how light it still was!

Long time, no see! I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted any travel blogs for Canada! I have two more to go and I will do my best to get those up ASAP!

Thursday morning, we headed out bright and early for our drive on the Icefields Parkway. This is a highly popular scenic route that you drive from Banff to Jasper, Alberta. It’s 145 miles, with A LOT of stops along the way, so this could easily take up most of your day. The first stop we pulled off at was Herbert Lake, which was beautiful! It perfectly reflects the mountains and the tree line in the water. You can flip the pictures upside down and it still looks identical!

We drove for a short time before stopping at Bow Lake/ Bow Falls. We had intentions of hiking here, but ended up turning around after we realized it was longer than anticipated. The next stop was one of my favorites of the day (and apparently everyone else’s too) – Peyto Lake. This lake is like a bright, neon blue. I tried to take a picture here, but it turned out awful because it was so crowded. 100% recommend this stop no matter how busy it is though. Besides Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, this was one of the most stunning lakes I saw.

We snapped some more pictures along the drive before stopping off at Mistaya Canyon, which was beautiful. This was definitely a popular attraction! We stayed here for quite some time before hitting the road again. Another really cool stop on the side of the road was the Weeping Wall, which obviously looks like it’s weeping due to the water that runs down the side.

The next thing I remember on our itinerary was hiking the Parker Ridge Trail (this was pretty brutal in my opinion). Once you reach the top, you have a stunning view of the Saskatchewan Glacier. This was almost a 4 mile hike there and back, so it was a little time consuming. Not too long after leaving our hike, we made it to Athabasca Glacier. For someone who had never seen a glacier in real life, this was incredible. You can actually take tours out on the glacier itself; however, we did not do this as it’s incredibly time consuming.

I’m not going to lie, I definitely fell asleep in the car after we saw the glacier and missed a few of the stops Lol! The next major stop I remember is Sunwapta Falls, which was beautiful, especially the small island in the middle of the water! On the way to Athabasca Falls, we passed the Kerkeslin Goat Lick. We saw several goats, including a couple babies!

The last stop of the day was Athabasca Falls, which is a very popular waterfall! Apparently its known for its force more than its height. It was also really crowded here, but well worth the wait to see! Once we left here and finally made it into the town of Jasper, we found food FAST. We ate at the Inn Grill, which was pretty good. I had a huge plate of fish and chips. Once our bellies were full, we checked into our hotel – Pyramid Lake Resort. The view here was absolutely stunning! We all loved staying here.

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