Wednesday, November 25, 2020

J. Crew Cyber Week Sale

The J.Crew sale is going strong. They are always having a sale, so this is nothing shocking, but 50% off full-priced items and an extra 60% off sale items is a darn good sale. This is especially great when you are buying pricier items like shoes and coats! I actually scooped up a few things I had my eye on like these faux leather leggings

A J.Crew tip for women is to check out the men's sweater section. I love shopping their men's sweaters for myself as they are usually cuter/more classic and better made than the women's options. Like this sweater is very Home Alone 90s and would look so cute on men or women. I'm also considering this cardigan for myself. SO cute. 

I have a few of these sets and they are 'old faithful'. They are lightweight, cute, comfortable and look great wash after wash. I love the plaid print. I have both size small and size medium and I would say they run pretty roomy. I personally prefer my pajamas roomier, but I prefer the small over the medium size as they are plenty roomy! 3 years ago, we wore a set as our Christmast morning pajamas! 
This is such a nice, classic, closet staple. The fabric is thick and high quality and the bateau neckline is super flattering. This is one of rare J.Crew items where I would be more than happy to pay full price. It's a shirt I wear often and has hold up so well throughout a ton of wear. 

This is super similar to a Patagonia Better Sweater, but roomier in the sleeves and overall has a less slim fit. It's really nice quality and has a soft fleece interior like the Better Sweater. I love that this has pockets! 

This is SUCH a good find. It's so high quality, but a lightweight, crisp cotton. It is longer in the back and has a split hem. It has a true tunic fit and it's roomy in the body and arms. I personally like the roominess of it, but I think if you want something a little more fitted, size down. I think this looks like something Ralph Lauren would sell for double the full price. 

This cardigan is super stretchy and soft. You can definitely tell it has a bit of alpaca in it because it feels luxuruious but also won't wrinkle because of all that stretch. This runs pretty oversized and cropped. I would suggest sizing down if you want more snug fit. 

Sweater dresses can always be hit or miss because they can be so bulky and unflattering but this is such a hit. The sweater is warm, soft, and cozy, but still flattering and comfortable to wear. This is the perfect thing to wear with bare legs if you are in a warmer climate or with tall boots and tights if in a colder climate. This runs true to size and while it isn't tight, it's also not really 'roomy' either... it hits that perfect in-between which is what makes it so flattering. 

Whenever I talk about these boots, I call them 'stylish Uggs' because that is basically what they are. The inside is coated in shearling, just like Ugg boots. The outside, is suede so it needs to be treated before you wear them out in the snow/weather, but once you do that, they are great winter boots. The sole is much thicker on these boots vs. Ugg, so these are silghtly more useful. I wear these and my LL Bean boots interchangebaly and often on a ski weekend. My mom has these boots, too, and loves them. Her feet are always cold and so these are a real winner for her. 

I've had this coat for 5 or 6 years now. It's SUCH a nice coat. The wool fabric is so thick and warm and the shape is a swing-style and flattering and comfortable. I wouldn't necessarily pay full price for this coat (I got mine on sale way back then) but it's well worht the sale price. 

More J.Crew Items I Love On Sale:

Sale Alert!

I'm partnering with Walmart to let you all know about their Black Friday events going on now through 11/29 (online). The entire Champion line, which is known for lounge and athletic clothes is on sale. I snagged this great pullover and these navy leggings and I can guarantee they will get so much wear. I'm one of those people who, as soon as I get home, I change into comfortable things but they still need to be cute enough for me to walk Henry in and run to the grocery store if need be and Champion has some cute items for affordable prices perfect for lounging in!

I shared this vest last year (I'm wearing a size small) and it's under $10 and comes in several colors. It's cozy and cute! 
Ray-Ban sunglasses are up to 30% off! It's rare that this brand goes on sale. I have several pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses and wear them often. This pair, I've had for over 8 years and they are as good as new! 

The aviator style and the Clubmaster sunglasses are my top two favorite styles and the ones that I wear most often. They are unisex! My dad also has both of these pairs and they look so great on him! My fiancé prefers Wayfarers

More Sale Items I Love:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tuckernuck Cyber Week Sale

Tuckernuck Cyber Week Sale
Blackwatch Plaid Dress (wearing size small, runs short, I'm 5'6")
Christmas Tree (on sale and free shipping)

Tuckernuck Cyber Week Sale
Today is the first day of Tuckernuck's Cyber Week sale! This is always one of my most favorite sales of the year because it's a brand I love so much!! You can see the details listed above- items that are available for 'preorder' and Barbour are excluded from the sale so keep that in mind! Dudley Stephens IS included!! Tuckernuck had their Friends and Family Sale back in late September and I did a post about the sale, here, that you can see. This post will be pretty similar. I'll do J.Crew and Serena and Lily next and then you can expect a bigger roundup with specific sale items from all over. Expect more frequent blog posts this week just so I can make sure I cover all of the best sales! 

Tuckernuck Cyber Week Sale
Faux Suede Top// Jeans (on sale)// Flats
My #1 pick is this faux suede top. My reason being is not only do I personally love it, but I think it is very different from anything else I've seen. The faux suede does not look cheap, it's just very subtle and the fabric is so soft and smooth. The way it drapes is beautiful and feels a tad elegant, but at the same time, the swing-silhouette feels so comfortable. I instantly feel put together when wearing this top. Every time I wear it, someone asks me about it because it really is just something very different yet somehow classic and somehow stylish all at the same time. I'm wearing a size small and the fit is roomy so if anything size down. 

I wore this dress SO MUCH. This fall. It's so incredibly comfortable, adorable, and just very easy to wear. I feel put together but it requires minimal effort. It can be styled so many different ways, too. Love it in the blue stripes for spring/summer/early fall, too! 

Lake Pajamas (also on sale)
The Park Slope is my favorite Dudley Stephens style (a close second is the Brighton Boatneck). I get asked this a lot and my reasoning is because compared to the cobble hill, this is more versatile (in my opinion). The reason being is that since it is not tunic length, I can also wear this with shorts in the fall/winter. With the cobble hill, you can't really do that. Also, with the Park Slope, you can roll the collar down to look similar to the Brighton boatneck, but with the Brighton boatneck you can't roll up the collar to be a full turtleneck. I prefer the vello fleece as I live in a cold climate during the fall/winter and this is a heavy/warmer fabric to the terry. I wear a size medium, which is a size up from my usual size. I have broader shoulders and find the fleeces to be narrower in the shoulders. If you have normal to narrow shoulders, I would say get your usual size and don't size up. The quality is impeccable on every DS piece I own. If you are on the fence, I could not recommend a DS fleece more. They are incredibly comfortable and I have found their items to be MVP's of 2020.

Lake Pajamas are also currently on sale. I really only buy them when they are on sale, now, since it seems that they have a sale twice per year. These make SUCH great gifts because they are relatively pricey as far as pajamas go, but oh my goodness are they soft and comfortable. Dudley and Lake paired together is a match made in heaven in the colder months. 

The key about these suede boots is that they are water-resistant/snow proof! You can truly walk through snow or wet ground and the suede is fine. These are my go-to boots for when I want to feel 'dressed up' but also can't wear most of my shoes (like flats/heels/etc./suede shoes) because of the weather. They are a little out of my own personal style wheelhouse but I like that they make some of my more classic outfits feel a little more stylish. 
(also both on sale with code THANKFUL, size down at least one size in both)

These are my latest sunglass obsession. They feel so well-made and like designer sunglasses, but for a fraction of the designer price tag. I love the oversized shape and tortoise color. I find myself reaching for them all of the time. A stylish, but classic pair of sunglasses. 

I love a camel sweater and this one is so beautiful with the knit pattern. It has a swing-shape to it so it's fitted more at the top and then gets roomier towards the bottom. I'm wearing a size small. This sweater is really warm so it is perfect for someone who lives in colder climates. 

This is such a classic. It's not really the softest sweater ever, but I will usually wear a tee underneath something like this. I'm wearing a size small and it runs pretty oversized, so if anything size down.

More Items I Love On Sale:

Monday, November 23, 2020

The 'Green Blanket': A holiday gift for everyone

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Back in early September, I shared on Instagram stories that I grew up with this 'green blanket' (literally because it is green) that was a throw blanket from The Company Store that my parents still have to this day. I'm not exactly sure how old the blanket is but at least 15, if not 20 years old. This blanket is the envy of every family member. If we were all in the living room, we would fight over it. My sister and I would race into the living room to try and get there first just to claim the blanket. When we would go on road trips, we would bring the green blanket with us. 

To this day, it's famous in the Carver house. Our family and friends know about the green blanket because they have been over and enjoyed it as well. Plus, it's green so you can't really miss it. 

Years ago, I tried to find the green blanket again. I ordered what I thought might be it, but nope. No such luck. I kind of gave up for a while after that. 

I was over at my parent's house this summer and was lounging with the green blanket and was reminded how I have never found a throw blanket that has been able to hold a flame to this one! During dinner one night, I asked my mom if I could have the green blanket. My mom is one of the most giving people in the world and she said NO! My sister was also at dinner and protested as she wanted the green blanket, too. 

So that set me off on a quest to find the green blanket. I think it was part nostalgia as this year has been none too fun, and I was looking for a bit of comfort, but at the same time, I just knew that green blanket was the best. Being at home so much I had become aware that I just didn't have a throw blanket I was passionate about (hahah). 

So, I finally found this blanket. It's The Company Store's LaCrosse® Down Throw. I sent it to my mom and sister and asked if they thought it was the right one. They both agreed and thought that could be it. I bought it and waited with bated breath for the blanket to arrive on my doorstep. My sister also decided to order one. She got hers a day before me and confirmed it was the green blanket. I still wasn't going to get my hopes up until I felt it in my own hands, though. 

It arrived a few days later, I quickly tore it open and the moment I felt it, I knew. IT WAS THE GREEN BLANKET! Now, I ordered 'feather tan', so I guess I really can't call my blanket 'the green blanket' anymore, but I was ecstatic. 

I shared this whole thing on Instagram stories and have heard from so many of you letting me know that you had also ordered The Company Store's LaCrosse® Down Throw and it lives up to this hype. 

As it started to get colder and a throw blanket was needed while lounging around at home, I could tell my fiancé was getting a bit jealous of my blanket. I really wanted to give it to him for a Christmas gift as he is rather hard to shop for and that would be something he would be excited about. So as he mentioned he was going to order one, I told him to hold off. 

Serendipitously, The Company Store reached out to ask if I wanted to collaborate and I was thrilled! Funny enough, the topic was to be about gifts! And I said I knew that their LaCrosse® Down Throw is the perfect gift for truly anyone and especially so for someone who may be harder to shop for (cough, Andrew, cough). 

This is the throw size of the blanket which is 50x70" and it is plenty big enough to cover me entirely or if you are sitting right next to someone else, you can cover two people. If you are looking for something bigger, they make this blanket in sizes for beds, too. The outer fabric is soft but also has a nice 'crisp' feel to it, too. It's fluffy but not heavy. 

I wash mine on 'cool' for the water setting and then dry it with dryer balls with the heat on 'low'. I only wash/dry this by itself. 

So now my fiancé is lucking out getting his blanket earlier than Christmas as clearly now that this post is live, the cat is out of the bag. Needless to say, he is thrilled to have his own 'green blanket'. Oddly enough, Henry seems to also have lucked out as he prefers this blanket (the pup has good taste in pillows and throws) and loves to curl up in the blanket, too. 

Right now, The Company Store is having their Black Friday sale, and the LaCrosse® Down Throw is included and comes in 17 colors. I got my fiancé the Smoke blue color and he loves it. You're going to want to head over to my Instagram later today as there might be a giveaway of sorts... hint, hint. The Company Store's sale is today through 11/27. You get up to 40% Off Black Friday Specials + 20% Off everything else. 

Besides the throw, I have long been a fan of The Company Store. I purchased our down comforter from there as well as our pillows and have sheet sets as well. If you are unfamiliar with the brand, they create high-quality linens and more for very fair prices.
Besides the blanket, I would highly recommend these other two items that I can now give my stamp of approval on. My mom is ALWAYS cold and since she loves the green blanket, I knew that this down robe was right up her alley. I gave this to her as an early gift, because again, this post is now live, so there is no hiding it! She kindly let me wear her gift to share it with you all here. It is truly the most luxurious robe. It feels like you are wearing the 'green blanket' around the house. It's like a cocoon of warmth. It's also not super bulky like you might think it would be and is very easy to move around in. 
The next gift idea are these flannel pajamas. My mom loves The Company Store's flannel sheets and we always grew up with them on our beds in the winter and these pajamas feel just like that. They are so incredibly smooth and soft and even lightweight but still so warm. I am wearing a size small and I would say they run big. I like a roomier fit in my pajamas so I don't mind the size small at all, but I think if you like something slightly more fitted, size down one size. 

Thank you to The Company Store for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

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