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Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sales Part II: Update


cyber monday deals and codes


You can scroll further down to see part 1 of my sale round up to see all of the sale retailers and codes needed, but I also want to share some items I think are really good buys.

I absolutely love these booties. They have the perfect chunky heel for comfort and the perfect neutral shade. They're already on sale, plus an extra 30% off with code THANKS. 
This is majorly discounted and I realllllllly want one! My friend has one and it produces such great sound. Get the red color for the least expensive price! 

These are under $38, which is half price! These are super popular, so they would be great for any gal on your Christmas list this year. 

This is SUCH a good price. Use code CYBER15 to get an extra 15% off, too! I have a Nespresso and use it all the time. It's so easy to use and produces nice espresso! This one comes with the milk frother which is usually around $100 just on its own! 

This is such a good price... Fairbault is a woolen mill and known for their amazing throws. At well under $60, this makes a great gift! 

These were sold out for a large part of this past summer. They're pricey as far as pool rafts go, but right now they're in stock and 50% off! 

This keeps going in and out of stock, so act fast. I bought one at this price and love it. I wear it all the time, not only to keep me warm, but it's a great 'pop' with an all-black outfit. This is such a good price and these scarves hardly ever go on sale! 

This mug is a great gift for anyone, but at $6 right now (use code XTRAGOOD), it is a great gift to your fellow coworkers. It also makes a cute stocking stuff. Really make this a cute gift set with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows or add in a Starbucks card to complete the gift! 

I wear my aviators all of the time. They're the best and also $45 off. Definitely a timeless classic for both men and women! Classic clubmasters are also on sale. I just bought myself a pair after losing my pair a few months ago. 

I love love love this dress. It's conservative and classically cut in the front, but the cutout and print make it so much fun!! It is currently 20% off with code cyber-20! 

This is under $10 and approved by Apple. This is also an extended length, which is all I really use to I can walk around with my phone while plugged in. This is a great stocking stuffer for anyone with an iPhone. 

This started out pretty pricey, but with the 20% off, it becomes much more affordable. This is such a fabulous gift for any guy or girl that is always hopping a flight! 


Cyber Monday Sale Roundup 2015

Cyber Monday Sale Roundup 2015

Well, we made it through Black Friday, now onto Cyber Monday. A lot of stores have the same or similar sales, but I thought I would give you an update on sales and codes! 


Scroll through above to see some of my favorite items with Cyber Monday promos. 

Tuckernuck
Deal: 15% sitewide, 20% off $200, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000
Code: cyber-15, cyber-20, cyber-25, cyber-30 (respectively) 

Mark and Graham
Deal: 20% off your entire purchase, free monogramming, free gift wrap, free shipping, extra 35% off sale items
Code: FRIENDS, EXTRA35

Club Monaco 
Deal: 25% off $150, 30% off $250, 35% off $400
Code: THANKFUL

Talbots
Deal: 50% off one full-priced item, 40% off entire purchase
Code: discount appears in shopping cart

Banana Republic
Deal: 40% off everything, no exclusions (even cashmere!)
Code: BESTCYBER

Target
Deal: So many items on sale. This DSLRis a GREAT buy, so is this Nespresso

L.L. Bean
Deal: 10% off entire order
Code: THANKS10

ShopBop
Deal: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000
Code: GOBIG15

Design Darling
Deal: 20% off 
Code: THANKFUL

Ann Taylor
Deal: 50% off everything
Code: EVERYTHING

J.McLaughlin
Deal: Extra 30% off sale items and free shipping
Code: EXTRA30

Kate Spade
Deal: 30% off everything
Code: SHINE 

Saks Off 5th
Deal: Up to 70% off, free shipping
Code: SAVENOW, FREE4YOU 

Bauble Bar
Deal: 25% off sitewide, buy 2 or more items get 35% off 
Code: GOGIFT25, GOGIFT35 (respectively)

Tory Burch
Deal: Spend $250, get 30% off 
Code: THANKS

J. Crew
Deal: 40% off 507 styles, 30% off everything else, free shipping
Code: MONDAY

Madewell
Deal: 25% off entire purchase
Code: SHOPATWORK

Ralph Lauren
Deal: spend $125, save $25
spend $250, save $75
spend $500, save $175
spend $250, save $275 
Code: CYBER15 

Brooks Brothers
Deal: Fall sale up to 50% off
Code: none

Anthropologie 
Deal: 25% off everything
Code: XTRAGOOD

Deal: Gifts with purchase

Amazon
Deal: Shop all cyber monday deals, here

Nordstrom
Deal: Designer Clearance and a huge sale.

GiGi New York:
Deal: Spend $125, save 20%
Spend $250, save 25% 
Spend $250, save 30%
Spend $500, save 35% 
Code: none, price automatically calculated in cart

Gift Guides:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

M Favorite Lilly Pulitzer New Arrivals



Lilly just killed it with their new arrivals. I had been seeing these leggings in their promo images for a while now and it was driving me crazy that they weren't available online. I'm so excited they are finally available. I am hoping santa will place them under the tree for me!! 

I'm also so excited they have the cutest pajama pants. It's a really fun way for us northerners to sport Lilly even in the dead of winter! And how fun is the multi oh shello print?! I am also loving their dripping in jewels print. It's so colorful and beautiful. It really makes me want to pack my bags and head to the islands, stat. What are your favorite prints and pieces from their new arrivals? Have a fabulous day! 

Gift Guide 2015: For the Working Gal

2015 holiday gifts for the working woman

I love these gift ideas I pulled together. Most I already have, and from experience, I totally recommend them. I think any working woman would love anything on this list, but it's probably the 'new to the real world' gals who would really appreciate these gifts! 

Laptop Case//
I just got this and it is a lifesaver... I say this because I dropped my computer the other day and it was completely unscathed! It's a great gift for the working gal in your life or even a college student on-the-go!

Classic Watch//
This is an inexpensive but beautiful option and is actually unisex, so it makes a great gift for any young professional.

Leather Portfolio//
I got mine as a gift from my boss and coworkers at my first job out of college. It was such a nice and thoughtful gift and I use it daily. Any working woman would love this.

Initial Mug//
I always use a to-go cup in the car, but drinking out of a real mug at my desk is always the best. I have this initial mug and use it all the time! I've even seen some use it to hold pens/pencils on their desk!

Pearl Studs//
Studs are always office appropriate and a girl can never have too many. I have a pair of real pearl studs but limit the wear of them because I am notorious for losing my earrings. I like to have a few pair of faux studs on hand and even carry a pair in my tote!

Leather Jotter//
A luxe gift, this leather jotter is for the new mom, the post grad that loves to decorate her cube or the work-from-home woman that wants to brighten up her space!

Desk Calendar//
This totally brightens up any desk space. I've had one for each year since I've graduated from college. I love the quirky little sayings on the back of this one! It's affordable, too!

Cashmere Wrap//
Have you ever worked and been absolutely freezing with no sweater in sight? It's the worst. I always keep a cashmere wrap/sweater/etc. on the back of my chair. A neutral wrap is the way to go!

Bow Top//
How cute is this? I love the fact that it is seasonless, too. Wear it in the winter with a cardigan and fun pants and then in the summer with white pants! I think you could even wear this as a fun top for dinner out on the weekends!

Mansur Gavriel Tote
//
Hands down my absolute favorite bag. It's a little pricey, but compared to other high end designers, it's a steal. I love the colored linings and especially the gold option!

Non Iron Shirt//
I have so many of these and am obsessed. I prefer the classic fit because there is no darting, but the other fits are great for wearing under a jacket or sweater. I actually really like to wear the classic fit with leggings and skinny jeans on the weekends, too! It makes for a casual but crisp and put together look.

Classic Black Patent Flat//
Whether you work or not, a classic black patent flat is a closet staple. These are good quality at a great price!

Acrylic Desk Set//
I absolutely love this gift idea for a new grad just entering the working world. So many cute little pieces to brighten up their new desk!

Statement Pearls//
I have had my pair for years and love them. They go with everything from cocktail dresses to a button down.

Classic Nude Pump//
For work and play, a nude pump is an essential wardrobe staple!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Shopping: My favorite sale items and My Thanksgiving Table


Frye Boots// Striped Shirt//  Burberry Shirt (over $125 off!)
Plaid Shirt// Cashmere Gloves (under $27!)//  Classic Aviators (30% off!)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by their friends and family! We had a great Thanksgiving, but unfortunately my dad had the flu. But is starting to feel better, thank goodness! 

Yesterday I shared my Black Friday Sale roundup and today I' sharing some items on sale that are a good deal. Some of the items I already own and love and some I am eyeing! 

Our extended family and my sister is still in town through tomorrow so we are spending time with all of them. It's so nice to have big dinners together and enjoy each other's company! It's also great to have friends in town who live elsewhere. Getting together over cocktails is always so much fun. 







This year, I was in charge of setting the table. I love love love setting a table. Cooking, not so much, but table setting is so my speed. My initial vision was to set the table in golds, black watch plaid and mini orange pumpkins at each place with a votive set inside. However, we could not find blackwatch ribbon or mini pumpkins anywhere! Granted, I procrastinated and waited until the last minute to get these things, but I had to re-do my plan while standing in Michael's! This time I went with white, gold and brown. It made for a simple and elegant table! 

I also just wanted to let you know how thankful I am to have each and everyone of you visit Summer Wind in your spare time. Your support, thoughtful e-mails and comments make my day and I could not be luckier to have such amazing readers of Summer Wind! You all bring such positivity and light throughout my day, and that's what makes all the time and effort I put into my blog worth it! Thank you all so much!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sales Condensed Version

Pumps (on sale under $100!)

Tuckernuck
Deal: 15% sitewide, 20% off $200, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000
Code: cyber-15, cyber-20, cyber-25, cyber-30 (respectively) 

Mark and Graham
Deal: 20% off your entire purchase, free monogramming, free gift wrap, free shipping
Code: FRIENDS

Talbots
Deal: 50% off one item (until noon on Friday!!), 40% off entire purchase

Country Club Prep:
Deal: 25% off your entire purchase 
Code: summerwind25
My Notes: This applies to your entire purchase, there are no exclusions, meaning all of the Barbour and Vineyard Vines are on sale-- this almost never happens, so this is a really great sale to take advantage of! I got this fleece (pictured above) and this Barbour coat

Banana Republic
Deal: 50% off sweaters and 40% off everything else 
Code: BR Friday 

Target
Deal: So many items on sale. This camera is a GREAT buy. 

L.L. Bean
Deal: 10% off, Free shipping and $10 gift card with order of $50 or more
Code: THANKS10

ShopBop
Deal: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000
Code: GOBIG15

Design Darling
Deal: 20% off 
Code: THANKFUL

Ann Taylor
Deal: 50% off everything
Code: CELEBRATE 

J.McLaughlin
Deal: Extra 30% off sale items and free shipping
Code: EXTRA30

Kate Spade
Deal: Surprise sale! Up to 75% off!

Saks Off 5th
Deal: Up to 70% off 
Code: PRICECUT

Bauble Bar
Deal: 30% off everything
Code: THX

Tory Burch
Deal: Spend $250, get 30% off 
Code: THANKS

Club Monaco 
Deal: 25% off $150, 30% off $250, 35% off $400
Code: THANKFUL

M. Gemi
Deal: $50 off every pair of shoes 
Code: none
My Notes: The quality of M.Gemi shoes is incredible--especially for the price, too! 

J. Crew
Deal: 30% off, extra 40% off sale 
Code: HOLIDAY

Madewell
Deal: 25% off your entire purchase
Code: CALMDOWN

Ralph Lauren
Deal: up to 60% off and take an extra 20% off 
Code: TURKEY20 

Brooks Brothers
Deal: Fall sale up to 50% off, 2 Men's suits for $1499
Code: none
Anthropologie 
Deal: 25% off everything
Code: SHOPTOIT 

Deal: Gifts with purchase 

Amazon
Deal: 30% off select items 
Code: 30BlACKFRI

Nordstrom
Deal: Designer Clearance and a huge sale.

GiGi New York:
Deal:
Spend $100, receive Embossed Python luggage tag set (value $50.00)
Spend $200, receive iPhone Wallet Case in Magenta or White (value $115.00)
Spend $300, receive All in One Bag in Indigo or Kelly Green (value $125.00)
Spend $400, receive Phone wallet in Taupe or Burgundy (value $180.00)
Spend $500, receive Teddie Tote in Clementine (value $295.00)
In case you  missed it, here are some of my Gift Guides... most of the items on all of the gift guides are currently on major sale! 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Full Guide to Black Friday Sales 2015 Including Promo and Coupon Codes

Pumps (on sale under $100!)

I say this every year, but I don't do Black Friday... I can't deal with the traffic or the craziness... nothing is worth it in my mind...unless, of course, Hermes decided to give away Birkins ;). On Black Friday, you can find me in my warm bed in a Turkey coma. However, shopping from the comfort of my home is something I fully support and partake in. 

Warning: 
This post is LONG. Get ready to scroll. I've gathered all of my favorite retailers, listed their deals and also my favorites from each retailer. I'll be back later this afternoon with an update (around 3pm ET) so keep checking back for sale updates, too! 

A quick shopping tip: I always check NordstromAmazon and Target before I buy anything from the actual retailer. They usually are two retailers with the lowest prices and have the best customer service. 

Comprehensive black friday 2015 deals
Tuckernuck
Deal: 15% sitewide, 20% off $200, 25% off $500, 30% off $1000
Code: cyber-15, cyber-20, cyber-25, cyber-30 (respectively) 
My Notes: The tortoise clutch and cashmere wrap are my two favorite things.



Mark and Graham
Deal: 20% off your entire purchase, free monogramming, free gift wrap, free shipping
Code: FRIENDS
My Notes: This is hands down one of my favorites for gifts, especially for holiday gifts! 

Talbots
Deal: 50% off one item (until noon on Friday!!), 40% off entire purchase
Code: 
My Notes: You can see my favorites above and in this post. You can also see how I styled their puffer vest, here. 


Country Club Prep:
Deal: 25% off your entire purchase 
Code: BLACKFRIDAY
My Notes: This applies to your entire purchase, there are no exclusions, meaning all of the Barbour and Vineyard Vines are on sale-- this almost never happens, so this is a really great sale to take advantage of! I got this fleece (pictured above) and this Barbour coat

Banana Republic
Deal: 50% off sweaters and 40% off everything else 
Code: BR Friday 
My Notes: I love love love BR. It's one of my favorite stores. Their low price points and decent quality coupled with their neutrals and classic styles are the best. How cute is this plaid shirt?! I also love this top from this post

Target
Deal: So many items on sale. This camera is a GREAT buy. 
Code: none
My Notes: There's not a specific sale, but the deals on some of the electronics are incredible. I got my sister this Canon EOS Rebel with 2 lenses and a bag for half off (a DSLR for under $400 is amazing)!! The deals are online, which is SO nice. If you use your Target card, you also get free shipping and 5% off. For this purchase, it basically paid for the tax. I also think this FitBit is a great price... majorly on sale! 

L.L. Bean
Deal: 10% off, Free shipping and $10 gift card with order of $50 or more
Code: THANKS10
My Notes: The Bean Boots look like they are still in stock! Order quickly, I am sure they'll be on back order very soon.

Plaid ruffled sweatshirt


ShopBop
Deal: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000
Code: GOBIG15
My Notes: Go for this ruffled plaid sweatshirt. I've been wearing it non-stop and get so many compliments-- even from random strangers! 

Design Darling
Deal: 20% off 
Code: THANKFUL
My Notes: Mackenzie's boutique is the cutest. She has an eye for all of the best blue and white items and other quirky desk accessories and home decor! 

Ann Taylor
Deal: 50% off everything
Code: CELEBRATE 
My Notes: I barely ever shop Ann Taylor, but I popped in the other day and picked up this sweater (pictured above), appropriately named Supersoft

J.McLaughlin
Deal: Extra 30% off sale items and free shipping
Code: EXTRA30
Kate Spade
Deal: Surprise sale! Up to 75% off!
Code: None 
My Notes: Not a part of the Surprise Sale, but This is pretty much the coolest/most clever thing I've seen this holiday season. 

Saks Off 5th
Deal: Up to 70% off 
Code: PRICECUT
My Notes: Go for the cashmere. Many pieces are under $60 and make such a luxe gift without breaking the bank! 


Bauble Bar
Deal: 30% off everything
Code: THX
My Notes: This is the time to shop for stocking stuffers and for your own holiday statement pieces! 



Tory Burch
Deal: Spend $250, get 30% off 
Code: THANKS
My Notes: Keep an eye on the exclusions, because there are a lot of them. I was hoping the Dodie Thayer collection would be included, but sadly, it is not. 

Club Monaco 
Deal: 25% off $150, 30% off $250, 35% off $400
Code: THANKFUL
My Notes: Club Monaco has hands down become one of my favorite places to shop in the past few years. The quality is always great and I can't get enough of all of the classic neutral pieces and luxe fabrics. This sale is also SO good. Last year they only had a sale on their cashmere, so I'm so excited it's on everything this year!

M. Gemi
Deal: $50 off every pair of shoes 
Code: none
My Notes: The quality of M.Gemi shoes is incredible--especially for the price, too! 

J. Crew
Deal: 30% off, extra 40% off sale 
Code: HOLIDAY
My Notes: I am always so-so about J. Crew but I think they've been killing it for the past few seasons and especially this fall season. They've brought back some of their classics and I couldn't be happier! 


Madewell
Deal: 25% off your entire purchase
Code: CALMDOWN
My Notes: This retailer is one of my absolute faves. They have so many comfortable sweaters and lots of other pieces to keep you warm this winter. The sweater I am wearing in the above photo is majorly discounted. It comes in other colors, too! 

Ralph Lauren
Deal: up to 60% off and take an extra 20% off 
Code: TURKEY20 
My Notes: There is a wool-cashmere blend classic cable knit for a steal and it comes in so many colors! I really want this sweater. It's so different and looks so cozy. 

Brooks Brothers
Deal: Fall sale up to 50% off, 2 Men's suits for $1499
Code: none
My Notes: I love BB for staples such as their non-iron shirt. 

Anthropologie 
Deal: 25% off everything
Code: SHOPTOIT 


Lilly Pulitzer
Deal: Gifts with purchase 
Code: none
My Notes: I absolutely love some of their latest prints!

Amazon
Deal: 30% off select items 
Code: 30BlACKFRI
My notes: So. Many. Deals. This is such a guy thing for me to say, but I'm super intrigued with the curved TVs. It's still pretty pricey, but the sale price makes it much more affordable. I think if your guy is looking to buy a new TV, this is such a great option. 

Nordstrom
Deal: Designer Clearance and a huge sale.
Code: None
My Notes: The Designer sale is incredible. Classic Manolo BB pumps in black over $200 off and Nude Jimmy Choo's over $150 off.  Nordstrom is the place to shop. They not only have great sales but always price match with every retailer, which is amazing and assures I always pay the lowest price out there. I also just got these red pumps for well under $100. They're the perfect shade of red and super comfortable. 

GiGi New York:
Deal:
Spend $100, receive Embossed Python luggage tag set (value $50.00)
Spend $200, receive iPhone Wallet Case in Magenta or White (value $115.00)
Spend $300, receive All in One Bag in Indigo or Kelly Green (value $125.00)
Spend $400, receive Phone wallet in Taupe or Burgundy (value $180.00)
Spend $500, receive Teddie Tote in Clementine (value $295.00)
Code: None 
My Notes: Make sure your color choice is noted in the comments section or one will be randomly selected for you! 

In case you  missed it, here are some of my Gift Guides... most of the items on all of the gift guides are currently on major sale! 

Happy Thanksgiving



This is one of my favorite sayings and a reminder to be thankful not only today but everyday. I'm so thankful for my health, family, friends and all of you who stop by Summer Wind in your spare time. 

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Be sure to check back post-Turkey induced food coma and for the kickoff to all of the Black Friday sales! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kate Spade Holiday 2015


Kate Spade Holiday Collection 2015



Kate Spade Holiday Collection 2015




I'm a big fan of Kate Spade in general, but is there anything better than Kate Spade's holiday collection?! The quirky handbags, the additional embellishments, the bright pops of color and the fun ad campaigns, what's not to love?! Nordstrom is carrying so may fab Kate Spade pieces and I pulled a few of my favorites to style this gorgeous holiday look.

During the holidays I'm very into blacks, golds, reds, greens, etc., but blue is not normally a color I reach for. However, this navy dress caught my eye (a color I'm very fond of during the rest of the year!). The gems around the neckline really elevate the look and the length makes it even more elegant than your average cocktail dress. If navy isn't your thing, it also comes in the perfect bright Christmas red! I think this dress would be perfect for a work party, wedding, a party at a country club, or at a family friend's home since it is very conservative and appropriate for most formal situations. 

I also fell in love with this itty bitty handbag. The shape is that of a daytime bag, but it has been shrunk for the perfect evening bag. I bought the gold because I think I will get the most wear out of it. I'm happy to report it comfortably holds everything I would want to carry with me: my iPhone 6, lip gloss, lip stick, compact brush, compact powder gum and wallet. 

I think the key to dressing for the holidays is to keep it simple. With so many pieces coming glitzed and embellished during this time of year, choosing one statement item and keeping the rest simple is the way to keep from looking tacky. You'll notice in my outfit above, I kept my makeup simple, added a red lip, and no additional jewelry because of the eye catching neckline. What are you wearing this holiday season? 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Perfect Outfit For Running Errands









On Sunday, I wanted to go out and run some quick errands. Do you ever get dressed in one thing and then as soon as you step outside realized you over or underdressed? Well, this time it was freezing and I had a silk tee on. Whoops. It reminded me that there is in fact, winter. I was hoping we might just skip it this year ;) 

I quickly switched into this cashmere cable knit and puffer vest. Since I was going to be in and out of the car, I didn't want the annoyance of a bulky coat. This outfit was comfortable and casual.  I think something like this is the perfect holiday shopping outfit. 

The jewelry I am wearing with this outfit is pretty simple and standard for me. I have loved wearing David Yurman jewelry since high school. I think you can never have too many pieces because they stack so beautifully! A classic cable bracelet would be the nicest gift for any woman in your life! 

Also, for those who are always asking about my leather tote, it is Mansur Gavriel. I've written a lot about it in the past because I used it all of the time. It's truly my favorite handbag ever. I have it in tan, too, but I usually use that shade in the summer. Anyway, they're usually impossible to track down, but there is a black tote in stock, here! They're somewhat pricey, but really, I would consider it inexpensive compared to other designer totes that are very similar and are usually 3x the price. A tote would make a perfect Christmas present for a young professional. My favorite part of the bag is that it fits my 15" Macbook without plenty of room leftover and the coated interior makes it super easy to located items in a packed tote. 

What do you wear to run errands? Have a fabulous day! 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Girly Girl

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Girly Girl




I'm a little biased, but this is one of my favorite Gift Guides so far! I love all of the bright colors, patterns, classic silhouettes, bows, and sparkle! The clutch is hands down my favorite of the group-- it looks somewhat similar to a ginger jar, soooo fun come summer! My second favorite is the bright pink coat-- I just placed an order for this to add a little color to my winter wardrobe since I am all about neutrals. Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Have a fabulous day!