Wednesday, November 29, 2017

HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH UPPABABY...


STROLLER: VISTA by UPPAbaby // Me: TOP: Express // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Hinge // SCARF: Old Navy // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // Liam- JACKET: Patagonia // BOTTOMS: Old Navy // SHOES: Zara (similar here)

The holidays are in full swing! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. My family is always together during the winter and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There are so many things that need to be done and I personally prefer to always be on the go. Don’t’ get me wrong, I love my lazy days but I would much rather be running around the city buying Christmas gift, going to light festivals, or grabbing lunch with my family and friends.

This past week our family managed to do some Black Friday shopping, pick out our Christmas tree, decorate our home, and book our tickets back to Houston. During this time of the year, Liam and I always have tons of shopping/starbucks dates. On days that I forget my stroller, Liam usually gets way too hyper in the stores and I end up chasing him around the entire time. I bring our UPPAbaby stroller with us everywhere and it makes life 100x easier. Liam will relax in his seat with one of his Toy Story toys sipping on hot chocolate. A little tip when ordering hot chocolate from Starbucks, get the WHITE hot chocolate. Liam tends to spill on his shirt and I’d much rather him spill white milk on himself than dark chocolate milk. It makes removing the stains so much easier.

We’ve had our VISTA stroller for several months and it’s definitely our first choice when choosing which stroller to take out for the day. Liam enjoys it because it’s very roomy for him to snuggle up in. The huge shopping cart also makes it very convenient to throw all of my shopping bags in. Our family consists of about 30+ people so there are tons of presents that need to be bought. Tommy tells me how easy the stroller maneuvers in the mountains, the snow, the rain, and around the city. We didn’t think much about the snow and mountains when we bought our first stroller so the UPPAbaby VISTA has definitely been very smooth on these terrains. What caught my eye about the VISTA in particular is that it also doubles up as a double stroller. Just looking at our stroller, it looks like a solid single child stroller. Tommy and I plan on having more children in the future and all we have to do is buy another seat and the adaptors to convert it into a double stroller.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Jenna Sparks


*Thank you UPPAbaby for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Monday, November 27, 2017

CYBER MONDAY GUIDE + OUTFIT ROUNDUP

Cyber Monday is here and it might be better than Black Friday. No crowded malls, no long lines, and no pushing and shoving to get that last sweater. I rounded up fall/winter outfits that are on sale and some items are up to 75% off. Most retailers are still offering the same sales they did since Friday. J Crew actually has 40% off + an extra 10%! Most retailers are offering 50% off your entire purchase so be sure to check out the guide that's posted after the outfit roundups. 

DRESS: Express (wearing an XS)

STROLLER: UppaBABY (20% off, never on sale!) // TOP: Express // BOTTOMS: AG // SCARF: Old Navy // SHOES: Hinge 

DRESS: Free People

DRESS: Express (love this one) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: Tory Burch

TOP: Free People (under $45!) // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Hinge

TOP: Express // BOTTOMS: Articles of Society // SHOES: Toms // BAG: Tory Burch 

TOP: Gap // SHOES: Freshly Picked // HAT: Peek 

 PANTS: Topshop

SWEATER: Express (comes in 6 colors) // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Toms

DRESS: Nordstrom // SHOES: Target // DUSTER: BP

TOP: Chicwish (comes in pink and grey)

TOP: Abercrombie (size medium) // PANTS: Gap 

TOP: Free People (on super sale!!) // PANTS: AG // SHOES: Vince Camuto

TOP: Free People (love this one too!) // JEANS: AG // SHOES: Vince Camuto 


CYBER MONDAY SALE GUIDE:

Abercrombie: 50% off everything
ASOS: 30% off everything with code: EPIC30
Anthropologie: 20% off full price item & 30% off sale items
Ann Taylor: 50% off regular price
Banana Republic: 50% off regular price 
Baublebar: 35% off everything 
Chicwish: 15% off everything 
Express: 50% off everything  
Gap: 50% off everything
J Crew: 40% off everything + 10% off with code
Kendra Scott: 20% off everything with code: YELLOW20
Loft: 50% off everything with code: THANKS
Macy's: an extra 20% off 
Madewell: 25% off everything 
Nordstrom: an extra 20% off select sale items
Pottery Barn: up to 50% off holiday decor; 40% off stocking and robes
Sam Edelman: 30% off sale items
Tory Burch: 30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS

Happy shopping!!

xo,
Annie

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Friday, November 24, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY SALE GUIDE...


Black Friday is here and the sales are SOOO good this year!! I rounded up all of my favorite retailers and there are sweaters, coats, and shoes up to 50% off I added a few of my top picks below too! 


Abercrombie: 50% off everything
ASOS: 30% off everything with code: EPIC30
Anthropologie: 30% off everything
Ann Taylor: 50% off regular price
Banana Republic: 50% off regular price 
Baublebar: 35% off everything (limited time)
Chicwish: 15% off everything 
Express: 50% off everything until 12pm 40% off everything after 
Gap: 50% off everything
J Crew: 40% off everything with code: THANKU
Kendra Scott: 20% off everything with code: YELLOW20
Loft: 50% off everything with code: THANKS
Macy's: an extra 20% off 
Madewell: 25% off everything 
Nordstrom: an extra 20% off select sale items
Pottery Barn: up to 50% off holiday decor; 40% off stocking and robes
Sam Edelman: 30% off everything with code: SAMSGIVING
Tory Burch: 30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS


Happy Shopping!

xo,
Annie


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SWEATER WEATHER...





TOP: Free People (under $45!) // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Hinge // BAG: Gucci // SCARF: Free People // BEANIE: Topshop (similar here

I wasn't going to write a blog post this morning because I'm practically a single mom this month. I was in the middle of writing last night but 10pm hit and I was like nope, I'm going to bed. I woke up this morning with tons of sale alerts. Nordstrom marked down so many great pieces, Macy's has an extra 20% off everything, Express has 50% off everything, J Crew has 40% off everything, the list goes on and on. I'm rounding up all the sales on Thursday so be on the look out!

I wanted to share this outfit today because (1) I'm obsessed with this oversized sweater and wear it all the time (2) It's additional 20% off, making it about $43 (3) My shoes are also on super sale and (4) I love neutrals and being cozy for the cold. 

Free people is probably my top go to brand for sweaters because the quality it so amazing. The sweaters are warm, super comfortable, and trendy. I added a few other sweaters that are on sale in the shop slide below. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy shopping! 

xo,
Annie 




Monday, November 20, 2017

THE PERFECT RED HOLIDAY DRESS..

DRESS: Express (wearing an XS) // SHOES: Valentino (dupes here) // SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker // BRACELETS: David Yurman 

As the years go by, I've noticed that Black Friday sales start days or even weeks before actual Black Friday. If there's a difference in the store promotions, it's 40% off versus 50%. I don't know about yall, but I'll pay the extra 10% to avoid a crowded mall with urgent Christmas shoppers any day of the year. 

I'm excited to say that this post is my first holiday outfit of the year. I picked up this dress from Express a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! (It comes in 5 colors and currently under $40). The ruffles details are so playful and feminine. With ruffles, it's almost effortless to style. This dress in particular is really easy to style for holiday parties; grab your favorite pair of heels and a fabulous clutch to complete the outfit. 

I'll be working on post everyday this week to give yall the best Black Friday sales! Be sure to check back during the week for more steals. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo,
Annie 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 

Friday, November 17, 2017

FUZZY BLUES...




SWEATER: Chicwish (comes in white and yellow) // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: Steve Madden (old, similar here) // BAG: Gucci // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott

I shared this sweater on Instagram this week and photos don't do this sweater justice. It's so fuzzy and soft! I wish there was a blanket made out of it. To make the soft blue color pop, I paired it with my white jeans and grey OTK boots. My boots are from a few years ago but this pair is under $75 and I'm really contemplating on getting it because my boots are a little outdated and too high. 

You all know that I''m a huge fan of Chicwish. Their clothes are always on trend, reasonably priced, and the quality is good! I would say that 1/3 of my fall/winter pieces come from there because they have so many sweaters under $50 and tons of coats under $100. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo,
Annie 

*Photos by Jenna Sparks 

 

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