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BLACK FRIDAY

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It officially begins today! The biggest shopping day of the year is here! The best part is you don’t even have to get off the couch for all the great deals (Lucky for me since it is currently freezing rain coming down outside).  Be sure to check the entire GIFT GUIDE, almost all of the products are on sale today!

Here’s to getting everyone checked off your list and happy shopping !

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Amazon.com //  30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches using the code: 30BLACKFRI. This would make a great gift for my little brother :)

Anthropologie //  25% off everything use the code: SHOPTOIT. I love this coat!

Design Darling //  20% off by using the code: THANKFUL. Thanks Mackenzie for the great deals! Pretty much everything in the shop would make the perfect gift for the hostess!

J.Crew //  30% your purchase + Extra 40% off sale. Use the code: HOLIDAY

Nordstrom // up to 50% off select styles for all + free shipping and returns

Ann Taylor // 50% off everything use the code: CELEBRATE

Anine Bing Global // up to 60% off on www.aninebingsale.com

ASOS //  up to 60% off casual looks for men and women use the code: BLESSED

Athleta // 20% off entire purchase online and in stores restrictions apply. Use the code: WORKIT

Banana Republic // Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase restrictions apply. Use the code: BRFRIDAY

Bandier //  25% off sitewide

Camilyn Beth // The more you spend the more you save
spend $50 – $100 and recieve 10% off with code THANKS10
spend $100 – $400 and recieve 20% off with code THANKS20
spend over $400 and recieve 30% off with code THANKS30

Club Monaco // 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+

GAP// Early Access 50% off everything restrictions apply. Use the code: EARLY

Kate Spade // Surprise Sale! up to 70% off

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase. Use the code: CALMDOWN

Neiman Marcus // take 20% off sale items for up to 50% off online

Nike // extra 25% off clearance at nike.com

Old Navy US // 60% off hundreds of styles, 50% off even more, 40% off everything else restrictions apply

Ralph Lauren //  Up to 60% Off + take an Extra 20% Off Select Already-Reduced Styles online only

Revolve // up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts

Shopbop // Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions. Use the code: GOBIG15

Vince // extra 25% off. Use code: BFEXTRA25

White and Warren // entire site 25% off for Black Friday

Waiting on Martha // 20% off everything minus fine art

West Elm // Buy More Save More

Furbish // 20% entire site. Use the code: CYBER

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SUMMER STAPLES: NORDSTROM SALE

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If this day could not get any better, it just did! Today is the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (insert extra smiley emoji here).  This sale is my favorite time of the year to stock up on great investment pieces like handbags, beauty must-haves, dainty gold jewelry and classic tops and jeans.

Since I knew the Nordstrom sale was starting; a few weeks ago I took a long look at my closet and realized it was time for a major cleanout. Those outdated college clothes that I kept holding onto and never wearing (some things have been in the back on my closet for 10 years…yikes!) are finally in better hands! It felt so good to purge and start fresh.  For the last 2-3 years I have really focused on investing in classic colors and styles, and now that my closet is a little slimmer, I was finally able to see the missing items in my closet.  In the next few months I hope to invest in some light summer dresses and skirts, booties for Fall, and a few new denim styles.

The Nordstrom sale can be a little overwhelming. My advice is to stay focused on your actual needs rather than making a bunch of impulse buys you will later regret. I made a list of what I need and then only searched for those specific items.  It kept me on task and my wallet (fairly) happy.

If you are a card holder, you can shop early until July 16th. If not, you can scope out your must have items and hope they are still there in 8 short days :) Good luck and happy shopping!

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

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Can we be real today?

Okay, good.  This week has really just felt a little blah.  I spent most days either at my computer working until all hours of the night/morning, in bed, or eating pizza on the couch (insert monkey covering his eyes emoji). So to be completely honest, my life was anything but glamorous this week.

It doesn’t help that it has been raining for the last 2 weeks in Dallas- it is just really killing my vibe. This long weekend could not come at a better time. Me and my husband (still getting used to saying that word :)) decided to stay in Dallas for the weekend. We have been living here for over a year, but due to our crazy schedules, planning a wedding out of town, and our love for travel, we haven’t found the time to explore our own city.

If you live in Dallas, please send your recommendations on places we have to go, try or see!

A little side note, there are so many amazing sales going on this weekend. So while you are laying in bed on Sunday morning, this is the time to scoop up some must-have items for Summer!

Anthropologie has prints galore on sale- this weekend is an extra 20% off with the code GONEFISHING 

JCrew: 30% off your entire online order using the code WEEKEND (have you seen the new arrivals? I want need everything)

Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale.  You do not want to miss this. Head here to see my top picks.

Neiman Marcus: Holy Moly. 40% off some amazing summer essentials!

Madewell has some great basics! 30% off using the code SWEET.

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photography by Ali Leigh

 

BLACK FRIDAY SALES + STEALS

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Hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey Day yesterday filled with family and friends.  We celebrated in Kansas City this year with my other half’s side of the family. It was so fun to see how other families celebrate the holiday! Today we are spending time watching football, eating leftovers and maybe doing a little Black Friday Shopping!

Here is a list of some of my favorite Black Friday deals to get shopping online and staying away from the crowds! Almost all of the items found in my GIFT GUIDE use these sales! HAPPY SHOPPING

Ann Taylor : 50% off BLACK FRIDAY

Anthropologie: 25% off entire side use the CODE: HOLIDAY25

ASOS (US) 30% off use the CODE: TGIBF

Athleta: 20% off use the CODE: FIT20

Banana Republic (US) 50% off 1 full-priced item use the CODE: BRFIFTY and 40% off sitewide use CODE: BRFORTY

BHLDN: new markdowns in every category

Club Monaco: 30% off cashmere styles

Equipment: 25% off sitewide use the CODE: THANKS

Forever 21: deals under $5, $10, $20 and extra 30% off clearance

French Connection: 30% off sitewide use the CODE 30FCBF

Gap (US)50% off sitewide use the CODE: BLKFRIDAY

J. Crew 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum use the CODE: HOLIDAY

Joie: 25% off sitewide use the CODE: THANKS

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase use the CODE: GIFTON

Nordstromup to 40% off select product

Old Navyentire store will be 50% off

Otte New Yorkextra 40% off all sale merchandise use the CODE: BLACKFRIDAYEA

Piperlime:  25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week, use the CODE: IHEARTNYC

Shopbop: Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 use the CODE: GOBIG14

The Dreslyn20% off sitewide use CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

Topshop (US): 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

West ElmBuy more, save more — up to 25% off

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Design Darling: 20% off use the code MANYTHANKS

Plum Pretty Sugar: spend $100, recieve 10% refund, spend $200, recieve 15% refund, spend $300, recieve 20% refund use the CODE: PRETTYFRIDAY

The Zhush25% off all purchases use the CODE: BFRIDAY25

Lulu & Georgia:  Black Friday spend $250, get 20% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE20, Spend $500, get 25% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE25, Spend $1000, get 30% off use the CODE: PUMPKINPIE30

Rebecca Atwood 25% off

Waiting on Martha: Free Shipping

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COZY VEST

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This Dallas weather is throwing me for quite the loop. Last week it was in the 80’s and today the 30’s. Being this is our first winter in Texas, I have been going through my closet trying to make some room for pieces I know will be in constant rotation throughout these mild (or so I thought) winter months.  One of my favorite trends, as of late, is the oversized vest-coat.  I picked up this Theory vest a few weeks ago and have since become obsessed. I have been wearing it everywhere this week; to the grocery store, out to lunch, and even on date night. Pretty much the perfect thing to throw on over any outfit.

I also might be late to the game, but I just recently found a new love for J.Crew denim.  Talk about fitting like a glove, these black jeans are a new favorite of mine. They have the perfect amount of stretch, but don’t give you saggy knees (I hope you know what I am talking about) by the end of the day.  The best part is everything is 25% off right now, so it’s even a better reason to buy them in every color.

* I know it is a little early to be talking about the Holidays but I just can’t wait. Stay tuned on Monday for my best ever Gift Guide. I have been working day and night to find the best items to buy this holiday season! 

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Theory Faux Fur Vest (20% off) / Tilly Sweater (25% with code: SHOPNOW)/ Lookout Highrise Jeans in Black (25% with code: SHOPNOW) / Wide Calf Hair Belt (25% with code: SHOPNOW) / Kate Spade Clutch (old/similar here) / Madewell Bracelet (old/similar here) / Catbird Rings / Essie Lollipop / Rag and Bone Newbury Booties (my favorite)

Happy Friday! and Happy Shopping!

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photography by Merritt Beck

SHOPPING DETAILS: RACK IT UP

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As I get older, I have been working on filling my closet with less clutter and more investment pieces that are timeless and classic.  Investment pieces typically come in the form of an expensive price tag, so I am always on the lookout to find a killer deal.  If I know there is an item I have been saving my pennies for, I constantly stalk the site to see if it goes on sale, but half the time, I end up forgetting about it and it goes on sale and they are out of my size (major problems).

Thanks to Ali and Bri, the founders of the new website Rack It Up, all of my problems were solved.  The site, allows you to track all of your favorite items in one place and alerts you when the items go on-sale in your size! You not only get notifications when the price drops, but you can also name your price for the item. This is great for me so I am not tempted by an item if the price isn’t just right.  My favorite part of Rack It Up, is you can follow your friends favorite items too! Have a friend with killer style? You can re-post their item onto your board.  My closet is already full of some of my favorite summer must-haves, so be sure to add me to your followers!

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You can also find me over on the Rack It Up blog and shop my favorites today!

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LOVE YOU, SATURDAY

Are you an early bird? I totally wish I was able to sleep in, but I think as I get older I have inherited my parents early rising skill/curse. I have always been a morning person, even before my coffee, but some days I just wish I could stay in bed.  I don’t know about ya’ll but when I wake up, I have to get out of bed or else my mind races until I start stressing about everything I need to get done for the day or week.  Since I do have a full time job, most of my blogging “work” happens during the weekends or at nights, so even on Saturdays when I try to sleep and relax, somehow my mind wakes up racing a mile a minute.  It is not all a bad thing though, typically most of my inspiration/goals/aspirations happen in those early morning hours when it is quiet in the house, and I have no distractions.  

Remember when I told you this blog was going to be changing a little since the big move? You have probably seen more of me than ever before, so I have to ask… are you liking the outfit posts?  Not only is this blog for me, it is for all of you so I want to make sure I am putting out content that you enjoy reading.  As I approach the three year mark on A Dash of Details, I have to ask… Is there anything different you would like to see on this blog?  For the last couple months, I have been working on making some changes to make this blog even better and I would love to hear your input.  

So first I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This blog started as a hobby and escape from my first boring desk job, and now has become my a huge part of my life. I love sharing all of the details of my life on this blog and as I continue to learn and grow, I want to keep sharing with you in my little corner of the Internet. 

Back to the weekend links after my long ramble! 

This week I found this recipe for an Autum Couscous on Pinterest (this is a must try for next week’s lunches) 

I am loving Lindsey’s new site for Caviar Taste, Tuna Fish Wallet (how cute is that name!) 

While I am not in the market for a nursery, I love how Taylor Sterling and Caitlin Flemming designed this small space. 

I am still in the market for leather leggings, I just can’t seem to take the plunge.  Shopbop is having a SALE on tons of options.  I am loving these, these or these.  I know they are an investment piece (meaning not cheap!) but Anna has talked me into not going the “faux” route.  

While I am on the top of SALES, GAP is having a crazy sale on denim. These are a must have for anyone who is petite (use the code GAPFRIENDS), don’t miss the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale- this is the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping list or just a few gifts for yourself!  I am crushing on this Michael Kors watch, this puffer coat (this will be my first!) and these for the snow next week! 

Happy Weekend! 

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