Cozy Fall Favorites

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Any good fall wardrobe should include soft sweaters, a thick (but fashionable) coat, booties you can actually walk in, cute socks, fuzzy insoles for your Hunters, a chic carryall, a pop of red and Gap’s classic puffer vests.

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Spring Wish List

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Have you heard? Illinois is the new Alaska. Thanks to several polar vortexes and the extinction of above-freezing weather, taking any outfit photos has been out of the question for the past two months.

Being cooped in inside has given me a lot of time to make my spring wish list. If this weather keeps up I may never wear another dress or pair of sandals again, but hey, a girl can dream.

Right now I’m stocking up on these J.Crew Factory flats. I got them in blush and they go with everything. They’re also so comfy I feel like I’m wearing slippers. This bold, striped dress by Pim + Larkin is the newest addition to my closet. The stretchy material feels like a t-shirt, which makes it great if you’re going to be wearing it at work all day.

What’s on your spring wish list?

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Bottom row, left to right: Blue Flats, Pom Pom Sandals, Clutch, Scallop Flats

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Polka Dots with a Velvet Bow on Top

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Piperlime never disappoints me with its selection of affordable dresses, especially when they’re as cute as this Pim + Larkin one. A velvet bow at the waist is the perfect girly touch. This dress also happens to be 30% off for Cyber Monday! If you’re looking for a holiday party dress I would snag this one before it sells out!

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If you’re not a big jewelry wearer like me, accessorizing with a unique pair of tights or shoes is a must. My polka dot tights by Kate Spade broke up all the solid black in my outfit and were just plain fun to wear.

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Dress: Pim + Larkin (30% with code CYBER), Blazer: Tinley Road (30% off with code CYBER), Tights: Kate Spade, Shoes: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here)

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Pearls and Plaid

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When it came to choosing an outfit for Thanksgiving, I had a lot of plaid to choose from. I ended up going with my new Madewell shirt because not only is it the perfect holiday colors, but also super soft. This is key for post-meal naps.

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You can still snag one for yourself at 25% off this weekend and the J.Crew cords I’m wearing are on sale plus another 30% off. Gotta love Black Friday sales!

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Shirt, Pants, Shoes (last seen here)

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Black Friday and Thanksgiving Sales

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Ladies and gentlemen, get your credit cards (and bank accounts) ready. The biggest shopping days of the year have finally arrived! Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales can be a bit overwhelming, so in addition to listing all the deals at my favorite stores, I’ve also picked a few of my favorite pieces.

Here are some of the can’t-miss Black Friday sales:

Anthropologie20% off every item
C. Wonder: 30% off 3 or more items with code GIFTS30
Gap50% off your purchase with code BLKFRIDAY
J. Crew Factory50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50
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Coat, Skirt, Gloves, Shirt

ShopbopSpend $250 get 15% off, spend $500 get 20% off, etc. with code BIGEVENT13
Club Monaco: 30% off sale items
J. Crew30% off your purchase with the code HOLIDAY
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Peacoat, Sweater, Sweatshirt, Pumps

ASOS20% off everything with the code GIMME20
H&M: Up to 70% off certain items. Sweaters starting at $4.95, jeans starting at $4.95 and accessories starting at $1.95
Madewell25% off your purchase with the code FEAST25

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Sweater, Boots, T-shirt, Clutch

Forever 21: 20% off gifts and sweaters starting at $10.80
Boden: Party pieces 30% off
Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code BRGIVING
Piperlime25% off site wide with code GIFT and 40% off final sale
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Blue heels, Black heels, Black and tan heels

AritziaEntire site on sale through Sunday
CoachFree shipping on orders of $150+, 25% off for those on their email list
Sole Society: A different deal everyday through Monday


If you live in Chicago, several local boutiques are also having Black Friday sales!

Sofia: 29% off purchases in store and online
Luxury Garage Sale: 10 percent off a different designer each hour: Missoni from 10 to 11 a.m.; Valentino from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Lanvin from 12 to 1 p.m.; Oscar de la Renta from 1 to 2 p.m.; Chloe from 2 to 3 p.m.; YSL/Saint Laurent from 3 to 4 p.m.; Herve Leger from 4 to 5 p.m.; Pucci from 5 to 6 p.m.; and Gucci from 6 to 7 p.m.
Edith Hart: 20% off through Monday and free shipping

Keep checking back for updates!

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Holiday Wish List: Cute & Chic Accessories

Since it’s WAY to cold outside to take outfit photos, (we’re talking below zero with the wind chill) I thought I’d serve up another holiday wish list/gift guide of sorts for those of you who are bundled up inside doing some online shopping.

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I’ve already put together a few of my favorite holiday outfits, so now it’s time to talk accessories. Cute clutches with bows, anything monogrammed or a picture frame make great gifts, especially if you’re stumped on what to get your co-workers.

Shoes are my favorite gift to get. After spotting these bow heels on Blair, I’ve been obsessed. I’d also settle for these Kate Spade earrings in the shape of my favorite shoes.


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Holiday Wish List: Cozy Classics

My wish list multiplied by 100 when J.Crew and Madewell released their gift guides this week. I found myself asking questions like how many wool socks do I really need and how many plaid scarves is too many? Answer—when you live in the Chicago area, you can never have enough of either of those things.

Which is what inspired this post of cozy clothing and accessories. You will live in these pieces all winter long and look darn cute despite the temperature being below freezing.

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Flannel shirt: Madewell, Plaid scarf: Madewell, Gray cashmere scarf: J.Crew, Bow gloves: Anthropologie, Boot socks: Penfield, Hat: Jack Wills, Mittens: Jack Wills, Coat: Aritzia, Snowflake socks: Lisa B., Slippers: Bedroom Athletics

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