lifestyle, style

Black Friday Deals

I am always excited to shop my favorite brands on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I love splurging on a few holiday pieces I have been eyeing.

1) Vineyard Vines 25% off + Free Shipping Splurge on a cashmere sweater! I am obsessed with this one with the tartan cuffs. If you’ve been eyeing any of the VV pjs I would definitely grab them this weekend. They sell out of some sizes by early December, so don’t wait!

2) J.Crew 40% off

In my opinion J.Crew is always the best deal. They’re doing 40% off with the code TOGETHER. It’s a great chance to stock up on some classics, like this tartan skirt, that you can wear year after year.

3) Duffield Lane 30% off I am in love with all the tweed pieces Duffield Lane did this season. This tweed vest is perfect way to add a little sparkle to your outfits this holiday season. I’m eyeing this Cheers Sweater this weekend.

4) Painted Brick Studio 15% off

Recently I worked with Painted Brick Studio to spruce up my bedroom. It is such a fun idea to either gift yourself or someone special in your life. Pick a room, a style, and answer a few short questions about your personal preferences and Painted Brick Studio will send you a gift box full of adorable decor. Now through December 2nd use the code: MERRY15 for 15% off!

5) Ralph Lauren 40% off on orders of $125+

I think it’s hard to go into Ralph Lauren and not spend at least $125. Ralph Lauren is normally my biggest splurge, I love all the classic sweaters!

I’m a sit at home and shop online type. I hate the mall crowds and you could not pay me to go to the outlets on Black Friday. But if you’re brave enough more power to you! In addition to the above deals be sure to check out your local shops and boutiques, Beacon Hill has so many cute shops I will be checking out the deals may not be as big or flashy but you know exactly where and who your money is going to. Don’t let the deal shopping make you crazy, remember thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you already have. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, I’ll be spending the day with my family eating lots of mashed potatoes.

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Post Thanksgiving Tradition

On Thanksgiving we give thanks for all that we have and then not 24 hours later America celebrates Black Friday the largest show of consumerism every year. No judgement here I love Black Friday I am a bargain shopper and I wait all year to get my big ticket items during the sales. But having given thanks for all that I have and then spending time buying more on Black Friday I like to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving going through my closet. I pick out all the things I haven’t worn in the past year and I donate them to charity. 

It always amazing me how much I accumulate in just one year but every year without fail there are shoes, purses and jackets that I didn’t touch all year. There are so many places to donate gently used clothes. A lot of people turn to Goodwill, I personally prefer churches and homeless shelters. Goodwill sells the clothes that are donated to them for a profit, I prefer that the clothes I donate just be given to people in need. So check with your local church or a homeless shelter in your area and see if they take clothing donations. In Boston I personally give to St. Francis House. St. Francis allows homeless people to come in and get a new outfit every week. They also provide people with clothes for job interviews so be sure to donate that blazer you haven’t worn in a few years but are just refusing to let go of. I love dress for success programs and I’m sure there is one in your area! 

I encourage everyone to look through their closets and donate this season. This isn’t my normal type of post but there are so many posts about sales and gift guides to come that I think it important to remind everyone that part of being grateful for all you have is maybe giving some of what you have to someone who needs it more. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 


J Crew Coats 40% off

I have never been a huge fan of Black Friday. If I am being totally honest I normally wait for the after Christmas sales to shop for myself. But right now J Crew is doing 40% off EVERYTHING! They never do that much off, ever!

I have been drooling over several of the coats they have on their website right now so I took advantage of this great sale and got myself a new coat. Definitely check out this sale while it’s here. Use code HOLIDAY at check out!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year I am thankful for all the support I have received while starting this blog. Happy shopping!