Fashion Finds: Elegantees

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and #wearblueday.  Today I am wearing blue to bring awareness to this horrific crime.  Many think this is a “foreign country” problem and often picture women crammed together into a shipping container in some far-off land.  Yes, it is a global issue, but it is also a “backyard” issue.  Human trafficking happens right here in the US every single day.  It happens way more than you think.  It is happening in your cities and your towns.  You just aren’t aware of it.  Most people turn a blind eye to it not recognizing the signs because they choose to believe that it isn’t possible.  To learn more about human trafficking, the DHS Blue Campaign, #WearBlueDay, and what you can do to help end it, visit dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday.

In honor of this day, I am bringing you some fair trade pieces that are helping to fight against human trafficking in Nepal.  One of my favorite fair trade companies is Elegantees.  They provide women in Nepal with job opportunities to help prevent them from being trafficked and provide a place of refuge for those who have been rescued.  Poverty is the number one factor in trafficking especially in countries like Nepal where the poverty rate is extremely high. This company was created as a way to make a difference.  Keep in mind that fair trade pieces are often considered expensive, and they should be.  This is different from many factories who can offer cheap clothing because they operate sweatshops.  Fair trade companies do not use sweatshops and give their employees a safe environment to work in and offer them a fair and living wage.  That means they are paid enough not just for basic needs but also enough for things like education, healthcare, and more. Wouldn’t you rather pay a little more knowing that the person who created your clothes was given all that and more? I know I would!

ERRAND Tee Shirt Dress (available in Teal, Dark Olive, and Black)/MARKET Tie-Dye Jumpsuit (available in Indigo and Olive)/GETAWAY Dress (available in Charcoal and Heather Grey)

SUBURB Sweatshirt (available in Heather Grey and Charcoal)/SELA Rib Knit Top (available in Dark Wine, Black, and Hunter Green)/CARRIE Cheetah Print Pencil Skirt (available in Black/Grey and Brown/Tan)

V-NECK Long Sleeve Tee (available in Heather Grey and Olive)/LENOX Dolman Top (available in Army Green and Marsala)/COMFORT Cowl Top (available in Rose Pink, Light Heather, and Black)/WEEKEND Hoodie (available in Speckled White and Dark Grey)

Shop to make a difference! Buy better and help stop trafficking! See something, say something!

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Fashion Finds: HOliday Sales WEek 5

There are still more deals to be had and more shopping days to go before Christmas.  Today I am bringing you week 5 of holiday deals and steals.  Whether you are shopping for yourself or as a gift, stores are still having some incredible sales.  I am pretty much done with all of my shopping.  I just have a few gift cards to get, and then I am ready to get wrapping. That is probably my least favorite task.  Give me all the shopping, but can someone else please do the wrapping? I dislike it so much that I try my best to put as many things as I can in a gift bag so that I don’t have to wrap it.  I usually don’t even put bows on the gifts I wrap for family.  It’s too much work to just have it ripped to shreds.  Anyone else with me on that? Anyway, go get your shop on before it is too late.  Be sure to check shipping times as some places may be past or approaching the deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery. 

NORDSTROM

Fam Jam Thermal Pajama Set/Double Breasted Pea Coat/Free People Cowl Neck Cocoon Pullover/Wubby Fleece Pullover/Lattice V-Back Waffle Weave Sweater/Vince Camuto Button Shoulder Sweater

AMERICAN EAGLE

Oversized Dreamspun Turtleneck Sweater/Cozy Sherpa Quarter Zip Sweatshirt/Oversized Dreamspun Crewneck Sweater/Dream High Waisted Jegging/High Waisted Artist Flare Jeans/Super High Waisted Soft Plush Legging

EXPRESS (50% off entire store)

Cozy Sherpa Flyaway Jacket/Cozy Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt/Textured Dolman Sleeve Smocked Waist Top/Capped Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater/Metallic Ribbed Cowl Neck Sweater/Cozy Belted Puff Sleeve Jumpsuit

GAP (50% off outerwear, sweaters, + more–extra 20% off with code SMILE)

High Rise Skinny Jeans with Secret Smoothing Pockets/Feather T-Shirt/Softspun Cowl-Neck Top/Cable Knit Crewneck Sweater/Sherpa Crewneck Sweatshirt

Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Holiday Sales Week 4

Are you tired of shopping yet? I honestly don’t think I can ever tire of shopping.  I have admitted before that I am a shop-a-holic. It really is an addiction for me.  This time of year is especially bad because I cannot resist a good sale! In order to keep myself from clicking add to cart, I am telling myself that I am doing research for all of you so that you can get the best sales and not shopping for myself. It is so hard, though!  We are in week 4 of my holiday sale finds that I am sharing with you.  Here are some great items at incredible prices either for yourself or that would be great gifts for the fashionistas in your life. 

TARGET30% off winter boots30% off select sweaters30% off jeanspajamas as low at $15

Balloon Sleeve V-Neck Sweater/High-Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans/Mock Turtleneck Ruffle Sweater/High-Rise Flare Jeans/Flannel Pajama Set/Waterproof Winter Boots

PINK LILY-Free Christmas Socks with every order, Sale items 40-50% off

Flourishing in Attention Babydoll Blouse/Priceless Moment Knit Sweater/Don’t Hesitate Striped Sweater/Cleaver Twist Tie-Dye Pullover/Fireside Chats Bell Sleeve Sweater/Speak Now Blouse

EXPRESS OUTLET-50% off Entire Store

Ribbed Mock Neck Trapeze Dress/Cable Knit Cowl Neck Circle Hem Sweater/Puff Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater/High Waisted Skinny Jeans/Oversized Open Stitch Cowl Neck Sweater/High Waisted Ripped Skinny Jeans

OLD NAVY-Up to 60% off Storewide, 30% extra off with code HURRY

Cable Knit Blouson Sleeve Sweater/Sherpa Sweatshirt/Frost-Free Puffer Vest/Relaxed Soft-Brushed Funnel-Neck Coat/Shaker-Stitch Mock-Neck Sweater/Micro Performance Fleece Pajama Set

KOHL’S-25% off with code FAMILYSAVE on select items

Columbia Benton Springs Fleece Jacket/Bow-Back Sweater/Asymetrical Cowl Neck Poncho Sweater/Side Ruched Knit Dress/Rib and Flannel Pajama Set/Airy Cardigan

Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Holiday Sales Week 3

Happy Cyber Monday! It is week 3 of my holiday sale finds.  This week I have found you some great deals all for under $30! There are so many sales going on right now that it was hard to narrow it down to just a few of my favorites. I chose items that can become staples in your wardrobe, a few trendy pieces, and some that would make great gifts. Check them out and go get your shop on! Remember that some deals are good for TODAY ONLY!

TARGET (extra 15% off on sweaters, outerwear, winter accessories, and boots)

Crewneck Pullover Sweater/Open-Front Cardigan/Linen Blend Duster Cardigan/Faux Fur Hiking Boots/Sock Fashion Bootie/Wedge Sneakers

LOFT OUTLET (free shipping, extra $20 off orders of $100+ with code CYBER)

Long Sleeve Swing Dress/Waffle Tunic Sweater/Plaid Lace Trim Cami/Faux Fur Slippers/Plaid Wrap/Puff Sleeve Tee

J. CREW FACTORY (extra 15% off with code POWERUP)

Tartan Tie-Neck Tank Top/High Rise Button Front Skinny Jeans/Striped Ruffle Neck Sweater/Classic Turtleneck Sweater/Leopard Terry Sweatshirt/Leopard Terry Joggers

AMERICAN EAGLE (40% off entire store + free shipping)

Oversized Dreamspun Crewneck Sweater/Oversized Sherpa Lined Hoodie/Oversized Hoodie/Striped Henley Sweater/Cable Knit Crewneck Sweater/Highest Waist Stretch Mom Jeans

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH (40% off entire store + extra 15% off select items)

Long-Sleeve Cozy Legging Tee/Relaxed Crew Sweatshirt/Long-Sleeve Cozy Bodysuit/Long-Sleeve Slim-Ribbed Mockneck Tee/Long-Sleeve Icon Henley/Cloud Scarf

Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Holiday Sales Week 2

I am bringing you tons of amazing deals and sales again this week.  Pre-Black Friday sales are ago everywhere.  There are so many good things at incredible prices right now.  Check out some of these deals that I found for you. Target currently has  pajama sets for $20, select boots for 30% off, and sweaters for as low as $10! I chose a couple from each category that I love but there are so many more! Kohl’s has women’s tops and sweaters from $4.99-$9.99, select coats and jacketsare 50-70% off, select boots for $19.99 and under, and so much more. Express and Old Navy have 50% off the entire store. Finally, I just had to throw in Trades of Hope’s current Black Friday sale because there is no better gift than the one that keeps on giving!  Over 90 items are marked 50-70% off.  

TARGET

Thermal Pajama Set/Henley Pajama Set/Lace-Up Hiking Boots/Fashion Boots/Turtleneck Pullover/Crewneck Pullover Sweater

KOHL’S

Tek Gear Fleece Hoodie/Sonoma Essential V-Neck Tee/Halitech Hooded Puffer Jacket/Nine West Single Breasted Wool Blend Coat/SO Knee High Boots/SO Ankle Boots

EXPRESS

Ruched Sleeve Sweatshirt/Embellished Drawstring Hoodie/Balloon Sleeve Banded Bottom Fleece Sweatshirt/Cozy Belted Jumpsuit/Chunky Balloon Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater

OLD NAVY

Oversized Bouclé Crew Neck Sweater/Classic Plaid Flannel Shirt/High-Waisted Built-In Warm Skinny Jeans/Plaid Sherpa Peacoat/Sherpa Sweatshirt/Frost-Free Zipper Puffer Jacket

TRADES OF HOPE

Ginkgo Topaz Cuff/Trove Cuff/Anika Earrings/Geo Hoop Earrings/Reflections Necklace/Onyx Necklace

Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Holiday Sales Week 1

Normally this time of year, I am sharing with you my Black Friday tips and tricks. However, it’s 2020 and we know things aren’t normal.  As COVID cases are starting to rise again, many states are adding back some restrictions.  Our governor announced Friday that he is putting some on us as well.  Social gatherings have been limited to 25 people and new mask rules now apply.  One article I read even said he was encouraging virtual Thanksgivings.  As of right now businesses are still able to operate, but I don’t know for how long. Plus, I am not so sure I am willing to go out and brave the holiday shopping crowds, and I am almost positive I am not doing my typical Black Friday shopping this year.  That means that the majority of my Christmas shopping is going to be online, and I have a feeling that most of yours will be too.  We are in luck, though, because many stores have recognized that people are going to be shopping a little differently this year and are already putting out Black Friday Pre-sales online. Each week, I am going to be bringing you some great deals that I find on really cute pieces.  Today I have my top 5 picks from 5 of my favorite stores offering pre-sales.  There are some incredible deals here.  Keep in mind that I don’t know how long the sales will last and stock will sell out on some because the deals are that good.  

LOFT OUTLET

Marled Moto Coat/Leopard Print Raglan Sweater/Button Sleeve Sweater Dress/Spotted Side Zip Booties/Tulip Hem Skinny Jeans

J. CREW FACTORY (Extra 10% off some items with code QUICKDEAL)

City Coat/High Rise Skinny Jeans/Sherpa Pullover/Button-Collar Pullover Sweatshirt/Artist Tee

PINK LILY (40% off)

Striped Duster Cardigan/Cinnamon Sweater/Striped Sweater/Jumpsuit/Spotted Rust Blouse

TARGET

Open Front Cardigan/Cable Stitch Pullover Sweater/Belted Puffer Jacket/Microfleece Pullover Sweater/Colorblock Open Front Cardigan

NEW YORK & CO

Puffer Vest/Bateau-Neck Dolman Sweater/Seamed Puffer Jacket/Faux Leather Moto Jacket/High-Waisted Leggings

Happy shopping!

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My Christmas Wish List

The holidays are in full swing all around me.  Many of my friends have decorated for Christmas early to bring a bit of cheer to this crazy year.  My youngest is begging to put up our tree, but she hasn’t convinced her father yet.  Stores are already doing Black Friday type sales since no one is sure how the actual Black Friday will go this year.   Be sure to keep checking your favorite stores for some great deals.  My life has already gotten busy with plans throughout the season.  I feel like my weekends are filling up quickly, and I am beginning to feel the yearly holiday stress.  I am also trying to figure out what I am going to buy for my children for Christmas, and they are totally no help in deciding what they want.   If you missed my holiday gift guides from last week, be sure to check them out for all your gift giving needs. 

Today I wanted to share with you some of the things that are on my personal wish list.  I typically only ask for clothes and shoes each year since those are my favorite things. This year is no different.  These are some things that have been sitting in my virtual shopping cart for weeks, and I just can’t seem to pull the trigger.  I figured I would add them to my Christmas list for anyone who is buying for me this year.  They are all so cute and super hard for me to resist!

Chevron Pullover Sweater/Balloon Sleeve Bodysuit/Colorblock Cable Knit Sweater/Popcorn Rust Cardigan

Jacquard Puff Sleeve Top/High Rise Skinny Jeans/Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress/Plaid Long Sleeve Check Jacket

Hiking Ankle Boots/Fashion Boots/Heeled Scrunch Fashion Boots/Ankle Bootie

Malala Skirt/Audrey Top

Turtleneck Batwing Sleeve Sweater Tunic/Mom Mode Crewneck Sweatshirt/Oversized Chunky Pullover Sweater/Oversized Leopard Print Sweater/Mid-Weight Puffer Vest

We Rise Sweatshirt/World Changer Tee

Happy shopping!

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2020 Anchored Gift Guides

November is here and the holiday season has officially begun.  Whether you are gearing up for a great Thanksgiving or putting up your Christmas decorations, it is time to start thinking about gifts.  I always try to get all of my holiday shopping done in November so that I can enjoy all that December brings and not have to worry about facing the crowds.  This year I have compiled several different gift guides to help you with all your holiday shopping.  I tried to find items that are unique and thoughtful and that may not necessarily be on someone’s wish list.  There are pieces that are from small businesses, fair trade companies, companies that give back, as well as some things from your typical big box stores.  I don’t know about you, but I like options.  I will say that, although I tried to compile gift guides for the males in your life too, I am much better with gifts for females.  I think I get an A for effort at least.  I also did not separate the younger ages by gender because I thought that many gifts work work for either. I really put a lot of thought into these lists and truly hope that you find them useful. My goal was to hopefully make your holiday shopping a little easier. I do plan to share my personal Christmas wish list with you next week, which will feature many more articles of clothing and shoes that are not included in these lists. Stay tuned for that! Here you go! Happy shopping!

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Looks for Less: Loft Outlet

We had a few days of warm weather last week, but I think that was the end of it for the season.  The cooler weather is here to stay, and that means it is time to pull out those warm clothes.  Today I have created a few outfit pairings for you from top to bottom.  Every piece is from the Loft Outlet online for an easy one-stop shopping experience.  It also means that they are available for some really great prices.  I love creating whole looks because sometimes it is hard to purchase one thing and not know what to pair it with when you get home.  If I buy a complete outfit, I know that I will wear it. You can purchase the whole outfit or use it as inspiration for your own wardrobe. Check out all the cuteness!

Button Tie Waist Skirt/Smocked Trim Top/Modern Loafers/Scalloped Oval Hoop Earrings

Skinny Jeans/Fleet Jacket/Long Sleeve Tee/Modern Loafers/Long Beaded Necklace

V-Hem Skinny Jeans/Ribbed Cuff Sweater/Western Mules/Hammered Disk Pendant Necklace

Essential Leggings/Marled Poncho Sweater/Lace Up Sneakers/Geo Hoop Earrings

Skinny Ankle Pants/Cinched Blouse/Western Mules/Pearlized Illusion Necklace

Curvy Skinny Jeans/Shimmer Stripe Long Sleeve Tee/Belted Utility Jacket/Chelsea Boots/Resin Drop Earring Set

Sateen Ankle Pants/Flecked Wide Neck Sweater/Spotted Slides/Metallic Resin Cuff

Gusset Hem Skinny Jeans/Wide Neck Raglan Sweater/Chelsea Boots/Multi-Colored Layered Necklace

Happy shopping!

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A Look In My Closet: OOTD

It has been a really long time since I have taken pics of my OOTD.  I figured it was about time to give you a look into my closet to see what I have been wearing lately.  The weather here has been up and down with temps.  We have had some really chilly days and then some days that have been perfect in the 75-78 degree range (my fave).  The weather certainly affects what I am wearing.  These are a pretty good example of my overall fall vibe lately, though.  As always, I encourage you to use my outfits as inspiration for your wardrobe.  Take the pieces and parts you like and make it your own.  

Jeans (similar)/Top (similar)/Shoes/Bracelet/Earrings

Jeans (similar)/Top (similar)/Shoes/Necklace/Earrings

Jeans (similar)/Top (similar)/Scarf/Booties (similar)/Necklace/Earrings

Leggings (similar)/Top/Sweater (size down)/Boots/Necklace/Earrings

Jeans (similar)/Top (similar)/Shoes/Necklace/Earrings (Similar)

Jeans (similar)/Sweatshirt (similar)/Boots (similar)/Earrings/Bracelet

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