Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Guy...

This is my first (of many) holiday gift guide posts! I wanted to do this a little more in advance for you guys this year - so you can make your shopping lists in preparation for Black Friday! It's such a fun time of year and I LOVE shopping/spoiling my hubby, so I made this list with him in mind! There are sweaters, fitted dress shirts, jackets, accessories, boots, athletic gear and more!

 You can also click here to shop more Gifts for Him including stocking stuffer ideas! Thank you for stopping by and HAVE FUN!

xx, Ashley 

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty...

Beauty gifts make the BEST gifts because let's face it, make up, hair products, etc are expensive and a lot of us (me) don't always feel right spending $40 on under-eye concealer, even if it is magical + promises to cover up the dark circles underneath my eyes. With Christmas fast approaching, I've put together my list of the "top beauty buys" this season! You can also shop my "beauty must haves" here

If you're looking for cozy gifts my "homebody gift guide" is up! Also, stocking stuffers for her, boots/booties, and the Nordstrom home sale!





Black Friday Sales 2016: The Complete Roundup


        Extra 20% off all sale items + free shipping!


         50% off everything in store and sitewide + free shipping

J. Crew

         40% off your purchase in store or online; code: HOLIDAY


        Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off


         30% sitewide and in store with code: THANKFUL30


         Up to 50% off select items 


         Up to 60% off Outdoor, Shoes, and more! + Free shipping!


         Extra 25% off your entire purchase; code: THATSALE

Gap / Baby Gap

         50% off EVERYTHING! Code: TGIF50


         30% off with code: THANKS30 // 35% off two items or more with code: SAVE35

Target: 30-50% off of select items!

Cole Haan: 50% off select Grand and boot styles and 30% off additional styles

Dolce Vita: Up to 60% off all items and 20% off all sale items with code: BLACK20

A Pea In A Pod: Up to 30% off designer maternity styles

All Saints: 30% off storewide with code: CYBER

Banana Republic: 50% off 5 regular priced items sitewide 

French Connection: 40% off everything in store and sitewide + free shipping; Code: F40BLF

LOFT: 40% off sitewide

Macy's: 20% off sitewide; code: FEAST

Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off + free shipping

Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off ALL apparel

Ann Taylor: 50% off sitewide and in store; Code: celebrate


The best shopping day of the year is finally here! Black Friday is the perfect day complete your holiday shopping AND to get everything on your own wish list! Check out the best deals below and stay tuned as I will be updating this page as more sales pop up! Also, check out my "holiday gift guide for the homebody," "stocking stuffers for her," and "holiday style picks" for some added inspiration!

xx,  Ashley






"The Homebody" Holiday Gift Guide...

I've turned into quite the homebody and I'm totally fine with it! Nothing makes me happier than snuggling up in my cozy robe with a cup of tea! Now that it's cold outside and dark at 4:30pm, it makes it THAT much easier to wrap up on the couch and watch a movie or read a book. With that said, I've put together a little gift guide for the homebody in your life! I have the SOFTEST robe, lined with fleece so I linked this fluffy one from Nordstrom and it even has a hood! This pom-pom throw looks SO soft and it's a great price too! Loungewear is my favorite, and this star pajama set is comfy AND cute! My favorite scented candle of the moment is this "Prosecco Rose" ... because PROSECCO but it has the sweetest hint of a floral smell and it isn't overpowering! 

If you missed my post from a few weeks back I did a stocking stuffer guide for the ladies in your life! I also put together a list of holiday style picks to shop as well. Stay tuned for my Black Friday + Cyber Monday posts to come with all the best deals! 

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Holiday Style Picks...

The holidays are a great time to take a few fashion risks by rocking sequins, metallics and textures! I love all of the glitz and glam that takes over ... so I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces for those holiday events and parties you'll be attending :) Personally, I love these sequin pants! How amazing are they?! And speaking of textures, this sheer black blouse with embellishment is super chic. I could totally see this with skinny black pants / black leather leggings and a red lip! Midi skirts are super trendy and this metallic one with the pleated detail is perfection. Don't forget about your shoe game this holiday season - these lace-up booties are my favorite - and will totally make your outfit complete! 

Shop more of my favorites below! 



Stocking Stuffers For Her...

The holidays are fast approaching which means we'll all be scrambling on Christmas Eve to fill the stockings of our loved ones, am I right? To try and help you avoid that, I've picked some of my favorite stuffers that I think the lady in your life will LOVE! If you're ever wondering what makes a good stocking stuffer, head to Sephora or Ulta and you can't go wrong! They've got you covered from hair products and makeup to perfume and nail polish! Not to mention, Sephora has adorable holiday gift sets which always have a little something for everyone! I love this "Light It Up" Lipstick gift set comes with SIX different shades of Smashbox lip color for just $29 ($117 value!). I also think your lady would like this sugar body scrub and Argan oil body butter with a warm apple cider scent! (Umm, yum!) If you're totally overwhelmed with all this beauty stuff - just go for a gift card and you can never go wrong!

Jewelry is always a good idea for stockings! BaubleBar has some really cute items that aren't crazy expensive - but super trendy! This ring is so cute and this pendant necklace is really popular right now!

Perfume is always a welcomed gift and some yummy scents right now are: Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle,  Versace Bright Crystal (which I have, and love!), and Chloe Eau de Parfum.

If you've got a mom in your life, this mama tee is so cute + one of my favorites! You can click on any of the above photos to shop directly! I tried to choose a variety of items that I know will make great stocking stuffers! What are some of your favorite things to receive in your stockings? 



Black Friday: Best Deals Around!

I've spent the morning perusing online for the best deals, and wanted to share my findings! I also decided to venture out to Bolyston and Newbury this morning (super brave, I know) but I was pleasantly surprised! No pushing, shoving, hollering ... on the contrary it wasn't very busy at all. I think people are up to speed now and have figured out that you can get the SAME deals online as you can in the store.  The first thing you need to do is download the "Retail Me Not" app on your phone. This has saved me SO much money - and not just around the holidays! There are lots of promotions that we never hear about, and the cashiers never tell you about on check out. You can get extra percentages off or "buy 1 get 1 frees" and more! It's pretty fab. Also, you can go through and "favorite" the stores you frequent, so it will automatically let you know about the in-store and online promotions for those first.

Online right now, Express is 50% off save yourself a trip and the hassle of shopping in-store, and order from the comfort of your couch! GAP is another one with huge savings right now, and 50% off in-store and online. I actually went to H&M this morning and some shirts were discounted all the way down to $2.95! I picked up a few things for Chris's birthday, and also got some cute decorations in the "home" section, where everything was 30% off. Kind of disappointed that Sephora isn't running any eye-catching deals. Make up is SO expensive, that it would be nice to buy guilt-free at least once a year! (Can I get an AMEN!?) Another favorite clothing store, Zara is 30% off storewide - which is think is great. Their stuff is reasonably priced to begin with, so deduct another 30% off of that and you're making out like a bandit! Of course, Target, Best Buy, and Walmart have their usual blowout sister actually got a BIG purchase item at Wally World for $150 less than the original price (can't tell what it is, since it's a Christmas gift for someone who may read this blog, heehee!) 

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving - and try not to get trampled if you voyage out into the craziness!