Olive Sweater and Faux Leather Leggings in Carmel

Shop the Look Below. Sweater:  Abercrombie . Leggings:  Nordstrom . Boots:  Steve Madden . Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff . Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via  Ditto  c/o—get a month free with code GIRLMEETSGOLD. 

Shop the Look Below. Sweater: Abercrombie. Leggings: Nordstrom. Boots: Steve Madden. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via Ditto c/o—get a month free with code GIRLMEETSGOLD. 

A couple weeks ago I went on my annual Christmas-time trip to one of my very favorite places—Carmel! I've been going to Carmel almost every December since I was a baby (probably even before I was born) and it's one of those places that makes my heart happy, especially around the holidays. I swear you could see *THE* actual Santa (like he was the best Santa I ever, ever saw) at the Plaza there. (It wasn't until recently my parents told me he was kind of a drunk). 

We spent a day doing what we always do—stopped off for french onion soup at Patisserie Boissiere (the best!) before walking through town and hitting all the cute shops and heading to the beach. It started off a little chilly, but by midday, it was so nice with the sun out. This Abercrombie olive sweater with zipper detail was so soft and cozy and I loved it paired these affordable faux leather leggings and my Steve Madden over-the-knee boots. I still LOVE these boots, by the way. I read reviews about them slipping, but have had zero issues. 

You'd think for a blogger I'd be better at taking photos in the moment, but I really tend to forget. Apparently I definitely have a thing for doors and alleyways and can remember to Snapchat my food, though. (eye roll). But I promise Carmel is the cutest little beach town with great shopping, dining and beaches. Have you been? 

We, of course, went out for drinks at 3pm and I made everyone take a photo in front of this here Christmas tree. I think I have my mom to thank for this beautiful, blurry snap of my sister and I. If you ever find yourself in the area, I highly recommend stopping in. It's right by Monterey and a quick drive to two more of my favorite places—Santa Cruz and Capitola! 

Thanks for reading! x Tyler

Tan Faux Suede Jacket and Coated Olive Skinnies + Pre-Holiday Sales

Shop the Look Below. Jacket:  Shopbop . Tee:  Urban Outfitters . Jeans:  Paige —also  here . Bag:  Luana Italy  c/o. Necklace: BaubleBar c/o. Watch:  Daniel Wellington  c/o. Shoes:  Nike . Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban . Photos by  Baley Marie Photography

Shop the Look Below. Jacket: Shopbop. Tee: Urban Outfitters. Jeans: Paige—also here. Bag: Luana Italy c/o. Necklace: BaubleBar c/o. Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o. Shoes: Nike. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. Photos by Baley Marie Photography

Big thanks to the Shopbop Surprise Sale for one of my favorite purchases (this faux suede jacket, which comes in grey, too!) AND it's on sale again for under $70! Their Big Event has begun and you can get up to 25% off your purchase with code BIGEVENT16. The more you spend, the more you save! It's a great time to grab any of those big purchases you've been eyeing like that brand new bag (or two!) for the season. 

BAGS I'M EYEING

I've been real big on olive lately and these Paige coated skinnies (found them in stock here, too!) are perfect for the season. I love the casual-cool vibe and how you can dress them up or down. They're the perfect edgy touch to any outfit. 

I paired them with an off-the-shoulder tee (comes in tons of colors) and sneakers topped with my jacket, but they'd also look great with a cozy sweater (I'm thinking white, camel or cream) and over-the-knee boots for the holidays. I got my normal size in the jeans and an XS in the jacket

A lot more holiday sales have already started! Here are some of my faves: 

ABERCROMBIE: 40% off entire store 

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 25% off tops & free shipping over $150 with code LAYERS

ASOS: 50% off select categories up to Black Friday

BANANA REPUBLIC: 50% off one full-price item with code BRFIFTY and 40% off the rest of your order with code BRFORTY

BAUBLEBAR: 30% off gift sets with free shipping and returns with code HOLIDAY30

EXPRESS: 50% off everything

HENRI BENDEL: up to 30% off everything

J.CREW: 40% off your entire purchase with code HOLIDAY

NORDSTROM: up to 40% off designer clearance 

Madewell: 25% off entire purchase with code THATSALE

NORDSTROM SALE FAVORITES

Enjoy your week and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

x Tyler

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