2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Hi loves!

Wow it has been a while since I have done a blog post. Life is getting pretty hectic with a newborn and working full time but this is something I enjoy doing so in a time like this I really need to make time for it and myself.

I wanted to put all deals I am finding in one location so scroll through to see all the current black friday and cyber monday deals. I will update this as new sales and items are being released!

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

Abercrombie – 40% off storewide

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Amazon – Up to 20% off

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American Eagle / Aerie – 40% off and free shipping

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Banana Republic – 50% off everything

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Baublebar – 30% off sitewide with code “BB30”

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Express – 50% off sitewide

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Gap – 50% off everything (no code needed) && Extra 10% off everything with code “GAPFRIDAY”

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Gap Factory – 60% off Everything

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H&M – 30% off everything

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J CREW – 50% off purchase && 60% off sales styles. Use code “FRIDAY”

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J CREW Factory – 60-70% off everything && extra 10% off use code “HOLIDAY”

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Kendra Scott – 30% off entire store

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Kohls – Various deals

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Levi’s – 40% off and free shipping with code “BLUESTREAK”

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Madewell – Up to 50% off with code “VERYMERRY”

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Macys – Various sales and specials

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Nordstrom – Up to 50% off

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Nordstrom Rack – Extra 40% off clearance

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Old Navy – 50% off sitewide

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Pink Lily – 30% off sitewide and doorbusters. Use code “PINKFRIDAY”

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Red Dress – 25% off sitewide. Use code “FAMILY25”

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Steve Madden – 35-50% off

Target – Various Deals

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Ulta – 50% off select items

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How To: Styling Faux Leather Leggings

Hi babes!

Today was my turn to share how I style my faux leather leggings and I’m so excited!! I wear these literally all fall and winter. They are my go to for just about everything and a major staple in my closet.

1. Layering with pieces you already have

An easy way to style leather leggings is to use pieces that are already in your closet. Everyone (ok maybe not everyone but still) has a plaid shirt and plain sweater in their closet. Throw them together and you have the perfect layered look. I paired it with a pair of booties but knee high or OTK boots would work well to!

2. Faux Fur Vest

Another way to style is with a longer sweater and faux fur vest! Such an easy way to keep warm as the weather starts to get colder and the holidays approach. Although not extremely dressy, this is a look i would wear for thanksgiving!

3. Casual Look

Take a long t-shirt (this one was a little longer and looser on my pre-pregnancy), layer it with a graphic sweatshirt , and throw on a pair of your favorite sneakers and you have an easy casual look! I love to run errands in something like this. I miss those days lol

4. Long sweaters and a pop of snake skin

Ugh missing my extensions and lighter hair haha but another favorite of mine is just a long sweater to cover that booty and a pop of color or print. I love the look of the snake skin print on these booties ! Also, this sweater is a MUST. It’s from amazon and can be worn off the shoulder. I wore a bralette underneath since the cuts make it a bit see through.

5. Layering with a faux leather jacket

Who else loves a little leather on leather action? Cause I know I do! This may be a little too matchy matchy but just such a simple outfit to throw together on the fly! Accessorize it with some hair pins or a headband and you are set!

6. Casual with a jacket

This is something I wore so much last year and will do the same this year. Any jacket will do but love the black and brown together.

Shop the items:

What is your favorite way to style leather leggings?

XOXO,

Nina

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

Happy August! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here!

Although this year has been the craziest one with everything going on, I feel like it is moving insanely fast! I cannot believe it is August already. Jackson will be 3 weeks old this Friday, and that in itself baffles me, where has the time gone?!

Anyway, back to what we are here for! It is finally Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!!!! I look forward to this every year to get some items for fall at a discounted price. They are usually items I have had my eye on. I tend to wait until I see some of them go on sale because lets be real, I do not want to pay full price lol. I will also be adding some dupes for some of my picks, incase they are sold out by the time we can shop the sale. I did this last year, which you can find here, and you guys loved it!

I have some of the items from previous years so I will try and share some of those from my last years post! If not, I will try and do a quick try on if the items fit and if I can find them with moving and all! I was hoping to be able to get to Nordstrom to try some things on, but with COVID-19 and having a new born, that just cannot happen!

Important Dates to Note:

  • August 4th – Icon level cardholders get to shop the sale.
  • August 7th – Ambassador level cardholders get to shop the sale.
  • August 10th – Influencers level cardholders get to shop the sale.
  • August 13th– All Nordstrom cardholders get to shop the sale before it opens to the public.
  • August 19 – The sale is finally open to the public! Everyone can shop the sale (including me!!).

Also, I just want to note: Please DO NOT feel like you need to open a credit card to be able to shop it early and get what you want. I do not believe in opening credit cards to just “get a sale.” I myself do NOT have the card and will be shopping along with the public. So please do not feel like you need to get a credit card!!!

Tips for Successful Shopping:

  • Go onto Nordstrom and preview the sale. You can save the items you like to a wish list, which you can access and find the items quicker when you are able to shop.
  • If you are unsure a size will fit you, I recommend buying at least two sizes. Nordstrom has an awesome return policy and you can easily return items for free in store or by mail. I always over order just to make sure I can get the correct size.

Not it is time for my picks! I have been eyeing a bunch of these pieces for a while, so I am hoping I can get my hands on some of them but even if I can’t that is okay!

Dupes:

Coming soon!

What’s In My Hospital Bag?

Hi Loves!!

This is probably one of my most requested blog posts as of late haha! It is definitely not perfect and I am probably missing stuff or packing too much, but this is what I picked after reading a ton of sites and talking to family, friends, and some L&D nurses. I can’t believe we are due so soon!! I will be leaving everything in the garage or in the basement so that if we need it, we just grab it and go!

Something I added on last minute is extra masks to have on hand and some sanitizing wipes. We will need them to at least enter the hospital and while anyone is in our room, so I figured having a few would be best. I am also overly cautious when it comes to protection against the virus so figured I would just be safe!

I will also share towards the end of the post the baskets I put together for the L&D nurses and the Postpartum Nurses.

Bags Used:

For Mom:

Couldn’t link this above so wanted to include it here – Click the image to shop

For Baby:

For Mom – After Delivery/Breastfeeding:

For Dad:

John is really easy going so I just packed 3 shorts, three t-shirts, and toiletries for him. I also packed one “nicer outfit” for when we go home, because I know I will want some nice pictures 🙂

Misc:

XOXO,

Nina <3

First Trimester: Pregnancy Must Haves

Hi Loves!

I have been getting a bunch of questions on my pregnancy must haves thus far, so figured I would put it all in one place! The first trimester, you start to go through a lot of changes and it is good to have some things on hand. If you are thinking of having kids in the future, TTC, or currently pregnant, this post is for you!

1 | Pregnancy Pillow

Okay, so I thought it would be dumb to get this in the first trimester, but as your body begins to change, sleeping gets extremely uncomfortable. I literally couldn’t sleep during the second month because I couldn’t get comfortable. I cuddle with this thing and it helps with having to sleep on my sides. I was a chronic back sleeper so it was hard getting used to sleeping on my side, but this helped for sure.

2 | Belly Butter

I have been using this belly butter since I found out I was pregnant. It is such a hydrating lotion and works so well. I think it has helped prevent stretch marks thus far and I highly recommend it. I also use it on the top of my breasts and it has helped there too!

3 | Hand Cream – Very Dry Skin

I have had the WORST dry skin. Not only on my legs and arms but my hands! Usually people are commenting that my hands are the softest hands, but pregnancy hit and that was no longer the case! My hands were so dry they were sticking to things and cracking and bleeding. This has helped my hands so much, I use it 3 times a day- morning, noon and night. It is so good that after a month my hands went back to normal.

4 | Comfortable Leggings

Comfortable leggings are 10000% a must. Your stomach is starting to grow and you tighter pants will no loner be comfortable. I got a bunch of these from amazon before pregnancy and they have been stretching along with me and are so good!

5 | Pregnancy Journal & Memory Book

Everything happens so fast and goes so fast so having a place to write it all own will not only help with future pregnancies but also its a memory booklet. I have this one and am loving it. I documented things and also put my ultrasound pictures in it.

6 | Water Jug

This may sound stupid but this has been the only thing to keep me on track with drinking water. It is sooooo important to stay hydrated and I make sure to drink two or three of these a day! It is 50oz and keeps my water cold legit all day.

7 | Belly Band

Another must have? This belly band. I got it in a medium (6-10) so when my stomach grew larger I could still wear it. It was a little big in the beginning but we are getting there! So easy to use to wear over my unbuttoned jeans so I do not have to get maternity wear yet!

Hope this helps you navigate through your first trimester. Don’t be too hard on yourself and just enjoy it all!

XOXO,

Nina

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals 2019

Happy shopping loves! Honestly the sales that go on this time of the year are beyond anything and are so great for when you need gifts or have been eyeing something but don’t want to drop a ton of money on it. I will update things as sales and deals are announced. I will also include my favorite items.

I am going to categorize it but online shops, retailers and online boutiques. I will include the sale (and update it if it continues to get better) then towards the bottom of the post I will re-list the shops and include some of my favorite pieces. If you hover over the image you can see its price. It may change and the items may not populate the actual price so be sure to click them and see if the price has changed!

I will also be adding images if I currently own the items 🙂

ONLINE SHOPS:

AMAZON : Countdown to Black Friday Random Deals

RETAILERS:

Abercombie : 40% off entire store unless you are a member than it is 50% off

ASOS : 30% off everything.
Valid 7am 11/28– 8am 12/03.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off dresses & jeans with code EARLY29.
Valid 11/29.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off coats & jackets with code WARM20.
Valid 11/30.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off ASOS Design with code ANY20.
Valid 12/1.

American Eagle : 40% off and free shipping

Banana Republic : 40% off your purchase.
Valid through 11/26.

Bloomingdales : Take $25 off $150

Express : 50% off everything.
Valid 11/28-12/1.

H&M : 30% off everything starting 11/28-11/30

J.CREW Factory : 60% off everything and an extra 50% off clearance with code “YAYDEALS”

Kohls : 15% off with code “TURKEY15” Valid 11/25-11/29 Take $10 off $50 clothing, shoes, and accessories with code “SATURDAY” Valid 11/30 Take 20% off with code “20FORYOU” valid 11/30-12/4

LOFT : Up to 50% off sitewide.
Valid 11/28-11/30.

Lord & Taylor : $100 off your $200 purchase with code “FRIDAY”

Macys : 20% off Black Friday Sale with code BLKFRI, plus recieve free shipping at $49.
11/27-12/2.

Nordstrom : TBD

Nordstrom Rack : 50% off clearance items.
Valid 11/27 at 9pm PST- 11/29 midnight PST.
30% off clearance items.
Valid 11/30 – 12/2.
Spend and Get: Spend $100 Get $20 Spend $150 Get $30 Spend $250 Get $75.
Valid 11/27 – 12/2.

Nike : 20% off clearance items with code “WINSTREAK” valid through 11/27

Old Navy : 50% off sitewide
Valid 11/27-11/29.

Revolve : PRE BLACK FRIDAY up to 50% off.
Valid 11/27.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE up to 50% off (earlier in the day).
Valid 11/28.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE up to 65% off (in the afternoon).
Valid 11/28.
CYBER MONDAY SALE up to 75%. Take an additional 20% off with code CYBER20.
Valid 12/1-12/2.

Sam Edelman : 30% off almost everything with code “SAM2019”
Valid 11/25-12/2.

Steve Madden : TBD

Target : 30% off almost everything.
Valid 11/25-12/2.

MY FAVORITES

ABERCOMBIE :

ASOS :

American Eagle :

Banana Republic :

Bloomingdales :

Express :

H&M :

J.CREW Factory:

KOHLS :

LOFT :

Lord & Taylor :

Macys :

Nordstrom :

Nordstrom Rack :

Nike :

Old Navy :

Revolve :

Sam Edelman :

Steve Madden :

Target :


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