Goodnight Macaroon has been a recent obsession of mine. I have never seen an online shop whose products sell out SO FAST. Every Tuesday-Wednesday they have a Flash Sale where they mark down some of their best sellers!! What makes this sale even more special is that they are having a 70% off clearance sale AND ALL OF THEIR ITEMS ARE AN ADDITIONAL 30% OFF WITH CODE: CLASSIC!!!
I recently wore this outfit to run errands the other day. I love how easily this can be dressed up or down. Don’t even get me started about this grey bag! It goes with everything and is the perfect spring neutral color. I provided links in the caption above.
Right now the Loft is having a MAJOR sale. All of their sale styles are an ADDITIONAL 60% off and a lot of their non-sale items are on sale as well. There are several sweaters that I found that are under $25 and some pants that are under $40. I love how they have regular, petite, and tall sizes in most of their clothes! I am wearing a size small in the sweater and a size 26 regular in the pants. I normally would get a tall size but they already sold out of this color. I would hurry up with this sale because I am not sure how much longer it will last! Don’t forget to enter a $750 Amazon gift card giveaway that I have partnered with a few bloggers below as well!!
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What is word of the year? Don’t you ever tired of going through the same new years cycle each year? We all do it. We tell ourselves that we are going to resolve a specific thing, and about 2 weeks to maybe even a month in life gets too busy and that resolution gets pushed aside. According to Healthy Living, only about 8% of us actually keep our resolutions. (Source: Healthy Living) ) To the 92% of people who don’t keep up with their resolutions, I’m bringing a new perspective to the table.
Instead of setting up resolutions, I choose a word each year to focus on. In case my picture above didn’t give it away, my word this year is joy.I started this tradition three years ago in a bible study that I still meet with. I really like the reasoning behind choosing a word. We often don’t follow through with resolutions because it is the cause of a deeper root issue and that root issue usually boils down to a heart issue…a word. My words for the last three years were present, heart, hope, and this year my word is joy. I also back each word up with scripture and memorize that verse. I recite this verse during the ups, the downs, and the norms.
My Word This year I chose the word joy for various reasons. I can be a very happy person on the outside, but on the inside I am full of fear, worry, anxiety, and even bitterness. My pastor at my church recently did a 14ish week series on Gospel Joy and he nailed the definition of joy on the head. He said that joy is an enduring, non-circumstantial delight. Notice he did not say a current state or emotion or a feeling. We often, including myself, mix up the words happiness and joy. Success at work, a new pair of shoes, a stocked fridge, even a good workout can make us happy (temporarily) , but they will never be the source of everlasting joy. Eventually you will have a bad day at work, your shoes will wear down, your fridge will be empty (or stink with rotten leftovers), and you will feel like you have gained 25 pounds because you didn’t workout for a few days. These sources of “joy” are empty and they are nothing but garbage. I can’t think how many days I was in a bad mood because of one petty little thing didn’t go my way. This lifestyle is unstable and unsatisfying. The only source for pure satisfying joy is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I am excited to start this journey of focusing on where I am seeking my joy. I want to live each day NOT based on the events that have happened and are going to happen in my life, but instead I want my joy to be grounded in what Christ has done for ALL of us on the Cross. I want not only to have this satisfying joy for myself, but I want to see others experience this same joy too. Most importantly, I want to glorify God.
How liberating and freeing it is to know that you can choose joy each and every day? That’s a pretty sweet deal if you’d ask me. So I am going to end with this, what do you want your word to be this year? What do you have the most struggle with? Get rid of those hopeless resolutions and instead take on a whole new meaning to this next year.
The top I am wearing is from Altard State. They are currently having a big sale right now where sale items are an ADDITIONAL 40% off.
I love partnering with local Indy businesses and I recently discovered The Girls in Greyboutique. What I love about The Girls in Grey is that the majority of their clothes come in neutral/simple colors with bold details. They are an online only boutique and are fairly new. They currently run everything through their Instagram: @thegirlsingrey. Although they do not have a site, you can purchase through their Instagram.
If you see something you love in a both, comment SOLD (and the size) to buy.
It’s that simple.
I recently bought this ruffle dress from their shop and I LOVE the length. I figured come January and February, I am going to be a little over the holiday colors and wanting to add more blush colors to my wardrobe. I loved pairing this dress with OTK boots. I am wearing a small. I would say to order down a size in the dress. To purchase the dress click HERE and type “SOLD + your size”. You can get 10% off your entire purchase with code: ASHLEY10!! AND everything ships FREE.
I could sit here and write a paragraph or two about how much I love Cyber Monday, but I am going to get straight to the point. I braved the crowds, tried on 50+ items, and walked miles on Black Friday in Chicago to show you my favorite items write now that are ON SALE. Even though I did not buy all of them (I am broke okay!), ALL of these items I have tried on and seen in person and all I would have bought if I had all the money in the world.ALL THE SALES BELOW!!
SALES with Discounts and Codes: Most end TONIGHT
Express : 50 % off entire purchase. No code required
Old Navy : 50% off Everything. No Exclusions . No code required
Sale 1: Express Discount: Entire purchase 50% off. No code required Why: Their sweater game is STRONG right now. Not only are the fits PERFECT, every sweater and tee is super cozy and comes in a soft material. I loved all of the fun colors too.
Sale 2: Old Navy Discount: 50% off Everything. No Exclusions . No code required Why: They have ALL sizes (Regular, Tall, Plus,and Petite) It is pretty hard not to be happy with your purchase and the fit. They also have the BEST velvet looks right now.
Sale 3: Gap Discount: 50% off Everything with Code: CYBER
Why: Their products always have the best quality. These high-rise sneakers are my favorite right now and are only $35.
Sale 4: Madewell Discount: 25% off Entire Purchase. Use code: GOODMOOD Why: They never have sales and this is worth your while. Their jeans fit like a glove. They have regular, tall, and taller sizes. I have a pair of their skinny high-waisted jeans and they are worth the money. You can’t wear certain clothing items over and over again, but you can with jeans.
Sale 5: Boohoo Discount: 60% off Entire Purchase (excluding clearance). No code required Why: They again have ALL sizes (regular, plus, tall, and petite). They also have the types of clothes that you want to “test out” or take a fashion risk with, but without the heavy price tag. You can find dresses for under $20 and coats for under $40. Sizes run SMALL – I would order a size up.(except for large or “oversized” pieces like cardis, wide pants, or heavy coats) Use your best judgement or email me if you need advice! firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sale 6: Pottery Barn Sale: Today Only Save up to 70% off. No code required Why: Pottery Barn is known for their higher prices, but they have some of the cutest Christmas decor and blankets that are on sale right now. I got a faux fur throw from them a year ago and I get more compliments on it than most decor in my house! I like the fur because it isn’t just a “holiday” decor item.
Besides the summer, the holiday season is my favorite time of year. Between the holiday parties, the shopping, the food, the cheesy holiday movies, and the music, there is always something going on that cheers me up. It is officially November which means it’s time to change your wardrobe to colder temperatures and to start shopping for gifts for the holidays. One of the top items I recommend to anyone this season is thisWOOL-BLEND COAT from Old Navy.
This everyday neutral coat can make any outfit look classy. I had reservations that this coat would not be warm enough, however I was wrong. It was about 35 degrees outside when I wore this coat walking around downtown Franklin and it kept me warm! I love how it’s not too bulky and I can fit thicker sweaters underneath it. It really compliments any piece. I am wearing a TALL SMALL as a reference. This coat of one of MANY cute styles. Check out their other outwear options HERE.
I love adding a simple turtleneck to this coat.The turtleneck I am wearing is another MUST for the holidays. I first bought the ivory to see if I would like it. After wearing it out for the first time I was sold. The material is so soft and I love the loose and cozy look. I love how the turtleneck does not choke me. It is turtleneck is more of a looser fit. I am so obsessed with this sweater that I bought it in two other colors a few days after I wore it! Theripped knee jeans I am wearing are also from Old Navy. I bought them last year, but here is a similar and cheaper pair. The last item I am wearing are these brown suede booties from Sam Edelman. They were another purchase I got on sale during their off season, but I found an identical pair HERE.