Black Friday Sales

The madness is here. However, I will not be standing outside in the cold waiting for the mall or Best Buy to open. I will be shopping from my bed. I am a creature of comfort. I may even sleep in because so many stores have had early bird specials! (Shhh don’t tell anyone! You’re not supposed to be a hard core blogger/shopper and sleep in on Black Friday…GASP!) But with all these great online sales, why would you go out in all that craziness? I posted all my favorites below (at least fashion-wise). I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Alice & Olivia – 25% off sitewide, plus free shipping from 11/26 to 12/01.

Ann Taylor – 50% off. 11/30 – 12/3. Code: THANKS

Anthropologie – HUGE sitewide sale. To be announced on Black Friday.

ASOS – 30% off every single thing. 11/28 – 11/30. Code: TGIBF.

Banana Republic – 50% off one full-priced item with Code: BRFIFTY, and 40% off the rest of your purchase with Code: BRFORTY. 11/28

Baublebar – Take 15% off two items, 25% off three items, and 35% off four items. 11/28.

Bloomingdales – 50% off select items. 11/28 – 11/29.

Dolce Vita – up to 60% off, plus a extra 20% off sale styles, and free shipping! 11/28 – 12/01. Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY14

Equipment – 25% off sitewide. 11/28 – 12.01. Code: THANKS.

Express – 50% of sitewide until noon, plus free shipping. 11/28

Forever 21 – Deals starting at $4, and 30% off clearance! 11/28 – 12/1.

Free People – up to 50% off select items. 11/28

Frye – Spend $400, get a $100 eGiftcard. 11/24 – 12/01.

Gap – 50% off everything! 11/28. Code: BLKFRIDAY

Gorjana – 35% of select styles.

H&M – up to 70% off.

J.Crew – 30% select styles and an extra 40% off sale styles, plus free shipping. 11/28 – 11/30. Code: HOLIDAY.

J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything! Free shipping on orders of $50 and above. 11/28 – 11/30. Code: THANKS.

Joie – 25% off sitewide. 11/28 – 12/02. Code: THANKS.

Kate Spade – 25% off entire site with Code: HOLLY JOLLY

Kate Spade Saturday – 30% off Full-Priced styles with Code: DEALME

Madewell – 25% off your purchase. 11/28 – 11/30. Code: GIFTON

NastyGal – 30% off select styles. 11/28 – 12.01.

Nordstrom – up to 40% off select styles.

Old Navy – 50% off the entire store. 11/28.

Piperlime – 25% off sitewide. 11/28 – 11/29. Code: THANKFUL25

Rebecca Minkoff – 25% off orders of $275 or more, with select styles up to 70% off already! Use Code: WKNDWIN

Saks Fifth Avenue – up to 60% off select items. 11/28.

Sephora – nail polish and makeup sets are up to 50% off!

Shopbop -15% off orders of $250, 20% off orders of $500, 25% off orders of $1000. 11/28 – 12/01. Use Code GOBIG14

Stella & Dot – Take an extra 25% off sale. 11/28 – 11/30

Swell – 25% off sitewide. 11/28 – 11/30. Code: BLACKOUT25

Urban Outfitters – additional 25% off sale styles online and additional 50% off in stores. 11/28.

West Elm – 10% off orders of $100, 15% off orders of $250, 20% off orders of $500, 25% off orders of $1000. 11/28 – 12/01. Use Code: SUPERSALE

Here are some of my picks from these sales 🙂

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Illume Gowns Bridal Photoshoot

Two group collaborations in a week! I know, it’s a little crazy, but I have been given some amazing opportunities lately to work with some outstanding local designers. Today I get to share a shoot with you that I was able to be part of for Illume Gowns.

Though not exactly local, Illume will hopefully soon be in stores in Utah because of their chic style and modest design. They are located in Southern California, but have an easy to access website and will be at Provo Fashion Week this coming Spring! During the shoot, I was able to talk to the designer, Sara Sandberg, and find out why she started her business. She is on her second collection, but has been making gorgeous wedding dresses for friends for what seems like forever. So, she thought, why not make a business out of it. Since I’m not married, I haven’t experienced this firsthand, but I have had numerous friends who can’t seem to find just the right wedding dress that is still modest, AND looks cute! Sara has solved this problem! All of her dresses are designed specifically for this purpose.

A few of us got to try on her dresses, get our hair and makeup done, and do a photo shoot with some fabulous photographers. It was so fun. I can definitely vouch for the quality and the beauty up close of each of the dresses. P.S. a few of the dresses (like mine) have pockets! Ah I love it! If you are looking for a wedding dress, be sure to visit Illume Gowns! It will probably save you a lot of looking!
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I am wearing The Fey

Photos: Meredith Carlson / www.merephoto.com

I wanted to post a few of the other girls dresses because they are amazing as well. So here is a small peak at each of the other gowns.

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Chunie (@chuniesue) is wearing a gown not posted on the site yet.

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Addy (@adamakstro) is wearing The EstherIllumeGowns2

Jessi (@jessilarue / Haircut and General Attitude) is wearing The HelenIllumeGowns3

Isabelle (@isabellebaker_ / Bella in Berlin) is wearing The FlorenceIllume'gowns4

Paige (@paige_arminta / paigearminta) is wearing The SallyIMG_8551IMG_8552

This last photo includes the talented designer, Sara! Please visit the website (www.illumegowns.com) to see more of her designs, to order, and to find contact information.

Last set of Photos: Miyo Strong, www.miyostrong.com

Floral Arrangements: Amelia at Ella Rose Floral

Hair and Makeup: Taylor Andrews Academy

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BreeLena Holiday Shoot + Giveaway

You guys have all seen me sporting Bree Lena designs by Bree Wilkins, who I walked for at Provo Fashion week in the Fall and earlier this Spring. Well I just got to help do an amazing shoot featuring all of her holiday designs!

These pieces are amazing! They are all sparkling, beautiful perfection. She designs and hand makes all of her pieces. Not to mention she goes all the way to New York to get all of her fabrics.

This shoot was one of the most fun I have done because I got to do it with all of my blogger besties! We seriously just laughed and danced the whole time. I loved it! Each girl brought their own style to the item Bree selected for them, so be sure to visit each of their blogs (listed below) to see how they styled their outfit!

If you would like to purchase one of these pieces for your holiday, please make sure you place your order by Cyber Monday, December 1, to receive it by December 22! Shop her designs at www.breelena.com/shop/. Also, scroll below for your chance to win a giveaway towards Bree’s shop!

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Photos: JessaKae Photography

All Designs: Bree Lena Designs

Sequin Half Circle Skirt by Bree Lena

My Blouse – Madewell

Here’s the best part! Bree is giving away $100 towards one of her amazing designs! The giveaway runs until Black Friday at midnight so hurry and enter! You only have a few days! And if you want your design by Christmas make sure you order by Cyber Monday!!! Hurry Hurry!!!

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Glitter & Gold from J.Crew and a $500 VISA Giftcard Giveaway

J.Crew has got some great items right now. I paired this casual shirt and these amazing shoes together because I love adding one dressy piece to an outfit to dress it up a little bit. I like to do this by adding a pretty blazer, a bold necklace, or some dressy pumps like these. The glitter on the toe is absolutely gorgeous and pulls the outfit together with the matching gold beading on the shirt.

I also got these during one of J.Crew’s great sales. They are totally worth it! I am in love with them. Black Friday is coming up so make sure you check in for all of the sales coming up later this week!

Also, make sure you see below for a chance to win a $500 VISA GIFTCARD! Just in time for the holidays!
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Shirt – J.Crew; Jeans – J.Crew (similar here); Pumps – J.Crew; Bag – Louis Vuitton

Photos: Jessakae Photography

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I am delighted to start the week by collaborating with Kiss Me Darling, Style Elixir and other fabulous bloggers, to bring you the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card! So perfect just in time for the holidays, what would you buy?
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