Friday, November 28, 2014

Fearless Faves: 9 Best Black Friday Deals!

sweater // mugs // necklace // mittens // shoes // jewelry dish // earrings // leather skirt // clutch


Anthropologie // 25% off sitewide // CODE: HOLIDAY25 // DATE: Black Friday only

ASOS (US) // 30% off // CODE: TGIBF // DATE: 11.27 – 11.30 (8pm EST)

Athleta // 20% off // CODE: FIT20 // DATE: 11.28-11.30

Banana Republic (US) // 50% off 1 full-priced item // CODE: BRFIFTY // DATE: Through Black Friday only // + 40% off sitewide // CODE: BRFORTY // DATE: Through Black Friday only

J Brand // Black Friday 30% off sitewide// CODE: BLKFRI2014 // DATE: 11.27-11.29

J. Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum // CODE: HOLIDAY // DATE: 11.26-11.30

Kate Spade Saturday // Black Friday 30% off sitewide + free shipping // CODE: DEALME // DATE: 11.26-11.30

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase // CODE: GIFTON // DATE: 11.25-11.30

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week // CODE: IHEARTNYC // DATE: Black Friday only
If you're like me and chose to sleep in today, don't feel bad about missing out on the doorbuster deals. There are still so many great sales happening online today (some through the weekend) and my favorites from each are above. My shopping cart is full at Anthro, ASOS, J.Crew and Madewell and while I'd normally narrow things down, I always remember the best trick in the book: you can always return it, but you can't always get back a great deal once it's gone.

Good luck with your shopping adventures this weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

sweater: jcrew {30% off with code: HOLIDAY} | shirt: nordstrom | pants: banana republic | shoes: banana republic | tie: banana republic

sweater: jcrew {30% off with code: HOLIDAY} | skirt: madewell | tights: anthropologie | boots: seychelles {similar here} | lips: 'rebel' by mac

I am so so grateful for every year I get with this guy. He keeps me laughing and always teaches me to enjoy the little things in life. I can see us 50 years from now still acting like newlyweds and I love that more than anything.

As I read on some e-card's IG yesterday:
May your turkey be moist and may no one use that word to describe it.


Photos by Ashlee Brooke.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Plaid Blanket Scarf...

scarf: asos | sweater: jcrew {30% off with code: HOLIDAY | skirt: madewell | opaque tights: anthropologie | boots: seychelles {old; similar here} | bag: rebecca minkoff | glasses: karen walker | rings: hashtag, heartbeat, heart | lips: 'rebel' by mac

Are you getting ready to shop the amazing sales this week? Stay tuned for my list of best Black Friday deals and styles. This is the best time of year to save money on holiday gifts, and oh how good it feels to get your Christmas shopping done early.

I'm already lighting my favorite candles and turning up the Christmas tunes. It's going to be a good one (stress-free) this year! ;)

Monday, November 24, 2014


top: anthro {old - last seen here; similar style} | pants: pilcro {old - last seen here; love this similar pair} | boots: chinese laundry {currently 25% off!}| bag: rebecca minkoff | glasses: wildfox via shopbop c/o | bracelets: jcrew, tory burch for fitbit | rings: t+j designs: heartbeat, pearls | lips: 'rebel' by mac

This outfit has been on repeat lately (with the exception of these lovely "Luna" sunglasses from Shopbop, which are a new fave). I'm loving this terracotta hue for transitioning from fall to winter and I'm wearing these OTK boots a lot more than the pair I had last year.

Hope you enjoy this last week of November! Thanks for reading.

Special thanks to Shopbop and Social Root for partnering on this post.

Photos by Ashlee Brooke.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fit Friday: Green Bean Recipe // Culinary Mamas

Hello Little Miss Fearless readers! I'm Kristen from Culinary Mamas and it's an honor to be posting on Amanda's blog. Amanda asked me to share a healthy Thanksgiving side for her Fitness Friday post and I knew immediately that I wanted to share this Garden Green Beans with Lemon Garlic Sauce recipe. These green beans make green bean detractors into green bean devotees. Just ask my husband who has sworn his entire life that he hates green beans, but was licking his plate clean when eating these beans. If you are looking for more Thanksgiving side recipes, I think that I have the best green beans, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce recipes because all are made with simple, fresh ingredients.

  • 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper
The first step is blanching the green beans. Start a pot of water to boil. While it is heating up, get a medium sized bowl with a few handfuls of ice and fill it halfway up with water. Once the water is boiling, add the green beans and cook until the beans are dark green in color, about two minutes. When the beans are dark green, pour off the boiling water and place the green beans in the ice water bath. Once the beans are cool to the touch, dump out the water, dry off the beans and set aside.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add your olive oil and butter and stir until the butter is melted. Add the garlic and stir until the garlic is just beginning to brown, it should take about one minute. Add the red pepper flakes and stir for another thirty seconds. Add the green beans and continue to cook until the beans are heated through and coated with the butter, another few minutes. Plate the beans and toss with the lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is adapted from the Food Network.
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