Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Sales

Memorial Day Sales

Memorial Day Sales

Memorial Day Sales
Happy long weekend! I hope you are all doing something fun this weekend and making the best of it how you can. As always, I'm sharing a roundup of sales. Sales have been wild this entire stay-at-home period but as I was going through the sales this year and comparing them to last year, they're so much bigger.

Sale Items I Love:

Abercrombie// 40-60% Off Throughout the Store + Extra 15% Off Select Styles + Free Shipping on Orders Over $75.
Ann Taylor// 60% off code: SUMMER
Anthropologie// Extra 50% off sale. 
Barrington// 15% off with code AMERICA and they are also donating 5% to Feeding America
Bloomingdales// 30-50% off select items, extra 50% off clearance marked items. the cashmere travel wraps that are almost identical to the White and Warren ones that I love so much are on sale for just $100! The diamond necklace I wear all the time is custom but this almost identical necklace is currently $450 which is a really great price. Lots of Matouk on sale! 
Brooks Brothers// Online clearance, extra 30% off.  
Club Monaco// 25% off any purchase, code: LONGWEEKEND. Love this navy jacket and 
Dermstore// 20% off select products. Score some of my favorites like the wet brush,  daily peel padssilk pillowcase. These daily glyoclic pads in a high strength have become a favorite of mine. They are STRONG but boy do they work. Use code SUMMER. 
Gap// 50% off everything, use code WARM. This little cami bra is one of my all-time favorites to wear with lounge clothes! And you all know how I feel about this sweatshirt and these sweatpants! This navy and white striped boatneck shirt is such a classic and also a steal. 
Jack Rogers// Lots of styles on sale including some classic Jacks for just $59. 
J.Crew// 60% off your entire purchase, code: HISUMMER
Lisi Lerch// 30% off jewelry and select handbags! 
L.L. Bean// 15% off with code SUNNY15
LOFT// 50% off everything, code: FRIEND
Mark and Graham// Extra 30% off sale. This would make a really cute gift for bridesmaids!
Nordstrom// Clearance Sale, up to 60% off.
Pottery Barn// Up to 25% off with code SAVEMORE.
Ralph Lauren// Extra 30% off sale
Saks Fifth Avenue// Designer Sale up to 50% off.
Shopbop// Up to 40% off, new sale items added!
Talbots// Extra 40% off one item, Extra 50% off two or more items, no code needed
Tory Burch// up to 40% off!
Tuckernuck// Extra 25% off sale using code BERRY25
Williams-Sonoma// Up to 75% off clearance event (100s of items). 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Affordable Athletic Pieces


Affordable Athletic Pieces
Shop the Pieces:

Today I'm partnering with Walmart to share with you all some really great and affordable athletic pieces! It all started with these Shorts. They're seriously only $10 and they're modest, lightweight, and perfect for working out.

I prefer to workout in shorts (rather than leggings) in the warmer months so I have quite the collection. However, it's hard to find anything modest that is not too short. These have a 5" inseam so they're perfect!! They come in a bunch of colors. I tried both the size small and medium and would recommend going with your true size. The smalls fit perfectly on me!

Check out the items below to see a few other pieces that I ordered. I've obviously been working out from home and not my usual Orange Theory classes so it was nice to treat myself to a few new pieces to keep my motivation going! 

Affordable Athletic Pieces
These are the shorts I was talking about and this tank is just a great basic lightweight racerback tank. It's breathable but doesn't look super 'athletic' so you could wear it under a sweater or something like that, too! 

Affordable Athletic Pieces
 Tank// Shorts
This tank looks and feels so nice for the price. It's super breathable and I like ombré green. It has a mesh panel on the back for a lot of breathability.
Affordable Athletic Pieces
This is the same tank as the black one above. The white is a little see-through but I don't' mind that in a workout top. It's super breathable!
Affordable Athletic Pieces
This sweatshirt is really cute. I sized up to a medium for an oversized fit. It's ribbed and just overall a great layer if you are on a chillier walk or post-run. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lately

We are heading into Memorial Day weekend! Can you believe it? Summer is basically here. Here in Pittsburgh we are still very much shut down which is a real bummer but I am hopeful and excited to make the best of this holiday weekend!

My fiancé ordered us a tie-dye kit because he wanted to tie-dye shirts. I'm not so into the whole tie-dye trend, but it will be a fun activity for us. I also want to order rollerblades (LOL). We did have a picnic one weekend which was truly wonderful so I think that might make the agenda this weekend and maybe we will do a blind wine tasting- we'll see! It has been really nice that we are able to golf here. It's not really my thing, but it makes my fiancé so happy so I am glad!

We have also been having wonderful weather so I have been getting in a ton of 4-mile walks. That seems like my sweet spot with my walking distance. On the last mile, I will sometimes run, which is really saying something because unless I am at Orange Theory I am NOT a runner.
Eating: I mostly try to make my own dressings at home but I have never been quite able to recreate this dressing at home. It is SO good.  It's very similar to the dressing at one of my favorite sushi places here in Pittsburgh, Little Tokyo, and just tastes so fresh. I also use it as a marinade. It's soooo good on salmon. I typically find it at Target and Giant Eagle. 
Drinking: Heading into the weekend, here is a recipe for my low cal margarita recipe

Reading: I literally never read 'tabloids' but this Southern Charm drama is juicy!
Sale-ing: Sooo many sales going on right now because of the holiday weekend. I'll be back this weekend with a full list of sales. In the meantime, Lisi Lerch is doing a big sale where you can get 30% off everything! 

Watching:
 This is SO funny... it's a parody on how to load the dishwasher... and this is SO my fiancé!!!
Loving: These are the inexpensive tinted lip balms that I love and right now you can get both for $26 total!

Wanting: Lots of sales going on because of Memorial Day Weekend, so keep an eye out! 

Smelling:

Quoting: 'Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.' // See more of my favorites, here. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Home Items On Sale

We are creeping up on Memorial Day Weekend and the sales are rolling right in. There are tons, but I wanted to highlight a bunch of home items. I am constantly asked about what to add to a registry or even just what some of my go-to home basics are like glassware, etc. 

I linked to exactly what we registered for, here. I did a comprehensive post about items, here. So today's post is going to just highlight many home items that I personally love that are on sale and that are an integral part of our daily life at home. Everything I am including is ON SALE... I will add more as more sales pop up throughout the rest of this week and weekend so keep checking back!

Wusthof Knife Set// This is 16 pieces for Under $300 which is CRAZY. We have a larger set and use it every single day. If you don't have nice knives, I highly recommend taking the plunge. They are a game-changer in slicing and dicing. I was skeptical before spending on knives but I bought the Wusthof brand a few years ago and have never looked back. They make cutting even stupid simple things like bread or vegetables SO smooth and easy. You can see the knife set and dutch oven in the photo at the top of this post!

Staub Dutch Oven// I have never cooked in this but my fiancé uses it at least once a week. It's great for sauces, soups, and really pretty much anything. I, however, did the research as these aren't cheap and the Staub one is apparently a little better than the Le Creuset brand because of the little nubs on the underneath part of the lid... it apparently draws up the condensation and the nubs drip it back into whatever you are cooking. Either way, this is a great kitchen item and I have been reaping the benefits of delicious meals made by my fiancé in this! 

All-Clad Pots and Pans// This brand is high quality and will last you forever. There are tons of different ones on sale. They're pricey so any savings can be a big help. I use my pans from cooking everything from eggs to salmon! 

Waterford Crystal Stemless Wine Glasses// These are gorgeous and high-quality... they are heavy duty and hold wine beautifully. We have these in a different pattern and use them all the time not only for wine but they're perfect for cocktails, too. My fiancé loves them so much he uses them as his daily water glass. I put them in the dishwasher and they've always held up perfectly. 

Linen Napkins// These are such nice quality. Thick and durable, they wash well, too. Some sets of 4 are under $30. 

Wine Cooler// We have this exact one. It was out of stock when I wrote this post and is now back! This one is on sale for $35. 

Initial Old Fashioned Glasses// One of my girlfriend's got us these glasses and we love them and use them all of the time. They're pretty large so they're nice for molded ice cubes (like spheres, etc.) to hold spirits like bourbon.

Printed Tablecloth// For under $50 this tablecloth is great. It has an India Amory vibe. Although the quality is less than IM (I have one of her's and it's very high quality), it still achieves that same look for almost a third of the price.


Rattan Placemats// We use these all the time. I love their casual look and that they are neutral. They are sturdy and just add a nice texture to a tablescape.

Scalloped Salad Plates// We have both the dinner plates and salad plates but we use the salad plates more as they are good for everyday portion control when it is just the two of us! They're beautiful, heavy, and don't chip easily and hold up well in the dishwasher. 

Bath Towels// We use these in the guest bathroom and they're SO nice. So soft and really thick and high quality. Use code ATHOME. We also have Weezie towels that we use in our master and we love those, too. Similar in quality to these but I've never seen them go on sale. Also, most of our bedding is also included in the sale!

Orrefors Bowl// I LOVE Orrefors. It's similar to Waterford in that it is cut crystal but the designs are a bit more contemporary. I have a vintage design but this is similar in size and everything. It's 50% off and honestly, I might buy one or two to give as Christmas gifts/housewarming gifts/etc.

Spode Pasta Bowls// These are definitely our most-used dishes. We don't use them just for pasta but for literally everything. They work SO nicely for chopped salads or even things like chili. They're shallow so it's like a cross between a plate and a bowl.


Chaise Lounge Chair// We refer to these as our chairs and we each have one and we only sit on 'ours', ha! But seriously these are the MOST comfortable chairs you will ever find. Ever. The price is insanely low for a chair like this. It's solid, high quality, and wears well. These are big so keep that in mind, but you'll never find anything better. The price fluctuates quite a lot on these so keep your eye out as I'm thinking maybe they'll dip even lower in the next few days? No idea, but that's my guess. 

Alpaca Blanket// This is the blanket on the chaise in the photo above. I've featured it a lot but it really is a fantastic blanket. I feel SO spoiled when I curl up in it every morning with my coffee. It's pricey so getting it on sale is key. 

Crystal Ice Bucket// Besides an ice bucket, I use this as a vase or to display items or even use as a silverware roll holder if I'm hosting a larger gathering. It's just beautiful but also inexpensive! 
 

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