Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sales

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Shop these great sales all from the comfort of your own bed!  There is no need to brave the Black Friday craziness if you don't have to right?  Here is a list of all the amazing sales happening online right now and a few things I really want or plan on buying!  Happy shopping friends!!

AMAZON | 30% off select clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches with code 30BLACKFRI
ANN TAYLOR | 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
ANTHROPOLOGIE | 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT
ASOS | 30% off everything with code BLESSED
BANANA REPUBLIC | 50% off sweaters & 40% off everything with code BRFRIDAY 
BAUBLE BAR | 30% off everything with code THX
BEBE | 30% off everything with code 
GAP | 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY
J.CREW | 40% off select items, 30% off everything with code HOLIDAY
J.CREW FACTORY | 60% off select items, 50% off everything else with code SHIPGIFTS
KENDRA SCOTT | 15% off everything with code SALE15
LOFT | 40% off everything with code BF40
MADEWELL | 20% off entire purchase with code CALMDOWN
OLD NAVY | 60% off of hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else
RIVER ISLAND | 30% off everything with code BFRIDAY15
REBECCA MINKOFF | 25% off everything 
SOLE SOCIETY | All shoes 30% off 
TORY BURCH | 30% off when you spend $250 with code THANKS
TOBI | 50% off everything with code THANKFUL50

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

DRESS: The Amherst House (similar herehere and here) | SCARF: Purple Peridot  | BOOTS: Antonio Melani (similar here, here and loving these) | BOOT SOCKS: Target | CLUTCH: Charming Charlie (similar) | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott | BRACELET: Kendra Scott & Forever 21

At Thanksgiving I always like to wear something comfortable, but I don't want to sacrifice style.  This dress leaves room to cover up the food belly and isn't too tight or formal for hanging around on the couch watching football.  I wear this dress again and again.  I found it at a local boutique, but if you add a blanket scarf over any sweater dress you have, it will help you instantly achieve this look! 

We decided not to go home for Thanksgiving this year, so this week we will be headed to Red Lodge, Montana to celebrate Thanksgiving, just the two of us!  C surprised me with a trip to this little mountain town not too far from us.  I am so excited!  If we can't spend the holiday with our family this is my idea of the second best thing.  For some reason I feel like their is a little bit of magic in the mountains during the holiday seasons!  What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Embellished Fall Basics

SWEATER: Target | VEST: JCPenney (similar herehere) | JEANS: J Brand | BOOTIES: Target (similar) | EARRINGS: Gift

On my birthday I convinced C to go to the park with me and take blog pictures.  It was actually so much fun and I hope to have many more memories like that.  He was hesitant at first but once I put the camera in his hand he really got into it.  It was one of the last warm days we will probably have for a while here.  I don't think the temperature has gotten above freezing today and I cannot tell you how crazy the wind was yesterday!  It was gusting up to 60 mph.  I wish I could share the video off our city's Facebook Classified page.  Someone's whole upper deck of their house was full of tumble weeds!   Like I do not know how they are going to get them all out of their backyard.  I know the winter will probably be hard for us, but I am so excited that we are getting to experience different areas of the U.S. and all their crazy quirks.

As for the outfit, I love how casual it is, but it's not too basic because the jewels on the sweater add a bit of pop!  If you know me you know I don't do basic.  I love to be different even if it's only in a small way.  These are all pieces that many people have in the wardrobe so they should be easy to recreate or mimic.  And I have to say C was totally digging this outfit!!  Husband approved is always a bonus in my book!  I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.  Do you have any big plans?

 Style Elixir 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Engaged, Married, and Moved Across the Country!

Hey lovelies!  Gosh, I am so excited to be back in this space.  In the past 7 months so much in my life has changed.  I cannot wait to share all the details with you!  I will make it short for now but don't worry, I will fill you in soon!

In April, my sweet Colton dreamed up an elaborate plan to ask me to marry him!!  On a wild flower covered field, he dropped down on one knee and pledged to spend the rest of his life with me while our family hid behind a big hill waiting for the flare gun to go off notifying them I said yes!  After, we celebrated with a surprise engagement party and started planning a dream wedding in only 6 months!

In the meantime Colton was transferred from Louisiana to North Dakota for work.  Yes, you heard that right!  The frozen tundra of North Dakota.  Really I don't know how anyone survives the winters in North Dakota, especially a few Texas kids who think you should bundle up in 50 degree weather.  The summer was absolutely gorgeous, but I will get back to you on how the winter goes, if we survive!

Wedding planning started promptly because living 1,400 miles apart after 6 years of dating wasn't cutting it.  I found my dress, planned a gorgeous outdoor wedding with every detail thought out, and then changed wedding venues 2 days before the big day because after not raining all month, a flood was predicted for the day of our wedding.  It turned out to be beautiful and everything I didn't even know I wanted.  When God calls you to trust him, just do it.  He truly knows what is best and by being stubborn you are only causing more stress for yourself.  Trust me I know!

2 weeks ago I permanently left the great state of Texas and moved to North Dakota to be with my new husband!  We are living the newlywed life and braving the frozen tundra together.  Get ready to see some snow filled, bundled up outfit pictures.  I will have lots of stylish ideas for your next trip to that super cold, snowy vacation spot you only visit every one in a while, not live in!  I hope you continue to follow along!