2018 Pre-Black Friday Sales Happening Now

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Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! We made it to San Diego and it’s been so nice to unwind and enjoy time with family. I hope you all are having an amazing Thanksgiving week! In case you’re browsing Black Friday sales early, I wanted to quickly share some of the sales happening now. It seems like every year, Black Friday comes earlier and earlier. Does anyone even go out shopping in-store anymore?? The idea terrifies me a little bit but it’s also fun to see holiday decorations. I don’t allow myself to officially welcome Christmas until after Thanksgiving but tomorrow—it’s fair game! 🤣

FYI, you can find the Levi’s Wedgie Jeans I’m wearing in this post for 40% off and under $60 with code INDIGO and my slingback flats are included in the Buy More, Save More Shopbop sale—up to 25% off! My Rebecca Minkoff Bree bag is also 25% off (making it just $123!) with code THX25.

Here’s a roundup of pre-Black Friday sales happening now:

Fashion & Accessories + Multi-Retailers:

7 For all Mankind - 30% off full price with code EARLY30 at checkout. Ends 11/21

Abercrombie & Fitch - 50% off entire store + free shipping!

Amazon - New deals live daily until 25 November! 

Ann Taylor - Free shipping + 40% off everything with code SHOPEARLY

Anthropologie - Extra 25% off sale items

BaubleBar - $10+ Door busters, 30% off personalized and up to 65% off gift sets.

Bloomingdale’s - Save 30% on select styles. Ends 11/28

Dolce Vita - Extra 30% off sale with code BLKFRI30

Etsy - Up to 60% off in the Cyber Week sale

Express -  50% off everything + free shipping

Gap - 50% off everything + free shipping with code BLKFRIDAY

H&M - Extra 25% off sale with code 3236. Ends 11/21

J.Crew - Get 40% off your purchase with code TOGETHER. Ends 11/22 

J.Crew Factory - 40%-50% off site wide with code ADD2CART

Kay Jewelers - Earn $100 in rewards every $300 spent online and in-stores. Ends 12/24 

Kendra Scott - Yellow Friday Sale! Buy more, save more. 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+. Ends 11/26

Levi’s - Get 40% Off site wide, Plus Free Shipping with code INDIGO. Ends 11/26

LOFT - 40% off with code BESTWEEK

Lord and Taylor - 20% off your purchase of $200 or more with code BONUS

Macy's - Extra 20% off with select departments with code SCORE or $10 off $25+ purchase off select departments with code SCOREMORE

Madewell - 25% off purchase with code DEALWITHIT

Missguided - 50% site wide with code USEME. Ends 11/27

Nasty Gal - 60% off EVERYTHING!

Nordstrom - Up to 40% off

Old Navy - 40% off almost everything

Ray-Ban - 20% off everything + 50% off select styles

Rebecca Minkoff - 25% off purchase of $100 or more with code THX25

Sam Edelman - Extra 30% off almost everything with code SAMSGIVING2018

Shopbop - Spend more get more, up to 25% off with code MORE18

Sole Society - Up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden - 20% off with code GIFT

Sunglass Hut - Up to 50% off

TOPSHOP - Up to 50% off selected lines, with free standard worldwide delivery plus stackable 10% student discount! Ends 11/26

Tory Burch - 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters - Urban Outfitters is featuring BOGO 50% off sitewide. Ends 11/23

Beauty:

Beauty Bay - Up to 30% off site wide

QVC - $10 off your first order with code TEN4U. Ends 12/3 

Ulta - Get $3.50 off your $15 purchase. Ends 11/24 

T-3 Micro - 25% off site wide

Home:

Minted - 20% off holiday cards, gifts, fine art and home decor on orders $150+ and 15% off all other orders with code BF2018. Ends 1/23

Serena & Lily - Shop everything 20% off with code GATHER. Ends 11/25

The Home Depot - Save up to 70% off end of season furniture savings, select décor and bedding essentials

West Elm - Buy More, Save More, up to 30% with code SAVEMORE

World Market - 40% off ALL furniture + free shipping on $200 with code FURNDEAL. Ends 11/25

Happy happy shopping and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

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Gift Guide for Her | My Classic Holiday Wishlist

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The biggest thing on my wishlist this year wasn’t something you can buy in a store and it’s not something I’m adding to this wishlist. But it is something I’ve been envisioning and dreaming about…and am beyond excited for. It’s a home. Yard space for Benny and Marlo, somewhere light and bright….a place with more space for us to welcome people into. If you asked me over the last few months what I wanted for Christmas, a home, hands-down, would have been my top pick.

…and we found it! We’ve been in a 1-bedroom apartment for the past two years and while we’ve enjoyed our time there (it’s actually where we met!), we are so excited and ready to be in a bigger space. We’re not ready to buy and will still be renting (thank you, Bay Area, for being so. dang. expensive), but we found something with more space for us and the dogs and can’t wait for this next chapter in a place that really feels like our own home.

Since I feel like a lot of my energy has been going towards sending out good home vibes lately, I haven’t even been thinking about other “things” I might want but it’s still fun to get ideas, so I did put together a quick list of a few holiday things. This list does have some higher priced items but I’m genuinely trying to share things that are timeless, things I genuinely love or things that would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Classic items in case it’s helpful to get ideas for your mom, sister, bff—or you!

Without further ado…here’s…

The Top 10 Classic Things on My Holiday Wish List

  1. To Give Back - I know it’s not a typical thing to put on a holiday gift guide but I’ve been looking for ways to do more and give back and one cause really close to my heart is animals. I was on the West Elm site the other day and found a sweet and easy way to do just that this holiday season. You can buy any of their West Elm x ASPCA Collection and $1 of your purchase will go directly to the ASPCA. The ornaments are really adorable and would be perfect for any animal lover you know or to simply snag something sentimental for yourself this holiday.

  2. Low-Heel Booties - I’ve been trying to streamline my closet lately and have noticed I have tons of booties with 3+ inch heel heights and fewer low-heeled styles that are actually wearable in my everyday life. I still love having a slight heel because I think it tends to look more flattering, but, basically—I need something classic that goes with everything and can bridge the gap between day and night. Sound familiar? Enter the M.Gemi Corsa. These come in several colors and leather/suede options but my favorite is the Mocha Suede. They’re just over 2” which I think is a good in-between.

  3. A Designer Bag - This is a SPLURGE and somewhat unrealistic with a new house, but a girl can dream. I generally purchase within the $150-$300 price range when purchasing higher-end bags but this Chloe Tess Shoulder Bag might be my next dream bag.

  4. Skincare - Sunday Riley Good Genes has truly transformed my skin. Before I started using this product, I honestly wasn’t comfortable going makeup-free. It’s pricey but so worth it. I will gladly accept this for any holiday or birthday and I think it’s a great gift item for a beauty lover—even in a gift set like this one available HERE and HERE which is under $30! You will notice results within the first week, so a smaller size will do.

  5. Perfume - When it comes to gift giving, can you ever really go wrong with perfume? Aerin Beauty Rose de Grasse perfume by Estée Lauder is the most gorgeous, amazing scent I’ve ever smelled. It’s a pricey one and the gorgeous bottle would make a great git. They also have this perfume set, which would be fun.

  6. High-Quality Travel Bags - What’s more appropriate this holiday season than a gift geared for travel? I’ve been swooning over everything Cuyana for a few years now and love this overnight bag and leather travel case set.

  7. Cashmere - I always love having classic sweaters to reach for and a gift doesn’t get much more luxurious than cashmere. I love this Cashmere Crop Mockneck from Everlane and it’s a brand that’s really transparent and admirable. The $100 price point doesn’t hurt either.

  8. Candles - There’s not much better than coming home after a long day and lighting a candle—especially during this season. I adore the scent of this Babe Soy Candle in Rosa from Anthropologie. It’s a subtle floral that’s a little rich but not overwhelming and makes the perfect hostess or holiday favor.

  9. New Sneakers - I love my Nike sneakers and typically get a new pair to workout in every year or two. I’m due for an update and love the colors available in this Nike Free style.

  10. Soft Nude Flats - I practically live in flats and they’re what I wear most for work—even into the colder months. I know these aren’t practical for colder climates but I’ve been eyeing these Via Spiga loafers for a while—and they’re currently on sale!

I hope this was a helpful or interesting read to get you geared up for your holiday shopping and I’m wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving, safe travels and a wonderful holiday season!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

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Free Shipping Day - Gifts in Time for Christmas!

Free Shipping Day

Free Shipping Day

Get gifts in time for Christmas!

Hi, all! Happy Friday! I wanted to quickly share that nearly all major online retailers will be offering FREE shipping today with the guarantee that your gift will be here in time for the holidays! This is a GREAT opportunity to snag the last of your holiday gifts. I'm linking some of my favorite stores to shop below!

Snag free shipping at...

Bloomingdale's

Free People

If you're looking for a bit more inspo, be sure to check out my Gift Guide for Home, Gift Guide for Her Under $50 and my Gift Guide for Me

Happy holiday shopping and enjoy your weekend!

x, Tyler

Gift Guide for Her - Under $50

Gift Guide for Her under $50

Next up in my holiday gift guide series is a Gift Guide for Her under $50! I wanted to include an assortment of pieces you could gift to almost any lady on your list, whether it's your mom, BFF, mother-in-law, coworker—really anyone! And I kept it under $50 because I think it's a bit more relatable and realistic for real life.

Beauty Gifts for Her

For an easy beauty buy, I love Dior Lip Glow. I have it in 001 Universal Pink and it's a natural, balmy pink that's supposed to color-adjust to your own unique chemistry making it goof-proof in terms of color selecting. I also love the Urban Decay Naked Basics eyeshadow palette because it really is basic and is another one that's universal. The color "Naked 2" is a great crease color and is pretty much the one and only eyeshadow I wear! And, every girl needs a beautyblender and if you don't have one—you're missing out!! I also really love the look of nude, clean nails and while a bit pricey for nailcare, Perfect Formulas Gel Coat is the absolute best of the best. 

You can't go wrong with something cozy and these bear bootie slippers are too cute, cozy and cuddly. I also love the classic color of this plush scarf and would kill to cozy up in this fleece throw blanket from Urban Outfitters

Cozy Gifts for Her

For the home, I think pretty candles always make a great gift and you can't go wrong with a cute clutch or wallet or something for the bar cart!

Extra Gifts for Her

Have you started your holiday shopping or are you a procrastinator like me? Thanks for reading!

x, Tyler

Gift Guide - For Home

gift guide for home

Happy holiday season! I can't believe it's already December. This year has flown by and we're back to holiday style posts and gift guides. You guys really enjoyed my Gift Guide for Me, so I wanted to do another one with my Gift Guide for Home. I moved into my new apartment last year and have been slowly but surely filling it with all my favorite things, i.e., making it a home. I feel like I'm in a constant state of having things on 'my list', so I thought it'd be fun to share some of my current favorites/general gift ideas for the home. I hope it's helpful!

A few things on the list? 

Coffee/tea anything! I think I've shared before I was on a tea kick after switching from coffee to green tea a few years ago. Well, I'm back on coffee and have found myself reliant on the coffee station in my apartment complex, morning trips to Starbucks, and most recently, instant coffee packets—which I'm not hating on, sometimes you just need to be caffeinated in an instant. BUT, I think it's time to get my very own big-girl coffee machine again and am absolutely loving copper touches. How cute is this Technivorm Glass Coffee Maker from Williams Sonoma? This Cuisinart Coffee Maker from Sur La Table is also super affordable—i.e., under $100! Don't miss an extra 20% off with code GIFT17. It comes out to just over $70. 

Gifts for the Coffee Lover

I think I've also mentioned how terrible I've been at keeping plants alive. Why I didn't get my grandma's green thumb, I'll never know and still cry about to this day. I've been trying to add more 'fake life' as I like to call it to my apartment and particularly love this cute faux fiddle leaf fig tree. It's so easy to grab some sort of terrain gift for the home and they're so very 'on-trend' that I thought something 'green' would make a great gift.

Gifts for a (not-so)Green Thumb

Moving on to the bar area, I've been wanting to try a wine purifier for a while and thought it would make a great gift. From what I've heard, the sulfites (or preservatives) in wine are what can cause allergic reactions like flushing, congestion, hives, etc and (though I don't think it's proven) maybe headaches. I love wine but do often get that next-day headache even after just one glass. I know organic wines are supposed to help but I've also had my eye on a purifier to filter out the sulfites from any bottle. I thought this could be a great gift for a wino—or someone who wants to be but can't hang, ha!

As always, I also still have a bar cart on my list and I love the classic yet antique-y mix of wood and brass on this Mid-Century Bar Cart from West Elm

Gifts for the Bar Cart

Finally, in the unique/random/miscellaneous category...I've mentioned I'm recently very into candles and used to sort off loathe receiving them but now I'd take 100. Consider giving the gift of a good-smelling home with an electric diffuser—be sure to include a few scented oils! I also thought this Planter Phone Dock was just really cool, unique and most importantly, useful. 

Miscellaneous Home Gifts

Whether these are a gift for a loved one, a white elephant or a gift for you (I won't tell), I think there's something for everyone. What are you still shopping for this season? I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your week!

x, Tyler

'Tis the Season for Sales

I say this time and time again, but I always, always, buy my major designer purchases on sale. It's just smart buying and that way all my "big" purchases feel a lot more reasonable. Like my new Rebecca Minkoff I snagged on sale last month. Oh how I love it so. With the Shopbop sale you can get up to 25% off your purchase with code GOBIG15 !! It's a great time to snag a great gift or grab something you've been coveting. Read on to see some of my favorites, along with some great Pre-Black Friday sales!

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PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALES

Amazon // 30% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and watches with code 30BLKFRI

ASOS // Up to 60% off with code BLESSED

Ann Taylor // 40% off new styles with code GIVE40

Anthropologie //  25% off dresses with code HURRAH

Banana Republic // 50% off sweaters and 40% off the rest of purchase wtih code BRFRIDAY

BaubleBar // 30% off the Afterlight collection & gift sets with code EARLYBIRD

Bloomingdales // 50% off select items; also take $25 off almost every $200 you spend (exclusions apply)

Forever 21 //  50% off select styles 

Gap //  35% off with code CHEER OR 50% off with a GAP card with code BFRIDAY

H&M // 60% off select items 

J.Crew // 30-40% off off original prices on a huge selection with code SHOPNOW

Kate Spade // 25% off with code MERCI + Surprise sale -- up to 70% off

Loft // 50% off with code CORNY

Neiman Marcus // Up to 40% off select items

Nordstrom // Up to 50% off select styles + free shipping

Old Navy // Up to 60% off

Rebecca  Minkoff // 25% off all orders + free shipping + 70% off select styles

Shopbop //  Buy more save more, up to 25% of with code GOBIG15

Sole Society: 30% off select shoes, bags, and accessories

Tobi // 50% off sitewide

Tory Burch // 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters: 30% off select sweaters and outwear; 25% off select bedding

Happy shopping!

xx

Tyler