Today we’re sharing with you our Christmas wish lists for this year. We share these lists with our parents and immediate family to give them ideas for what to get us. Hopefully, these wish lists will give you some ideas for what you might want to ask for or some gift ideas to get others. To shop our wishlists, simply click the product name or click any of the images in the slideshows below!
*Latest update: 11/24/17 @10PM CST
In today’s post we’re rounding up all the Black Friday sales happening this week! We will be updating this post daily throughout the week (sometimes multiple times a day) as sales start/change/end. At the top of this post, we will put when it was last edited so you know if any changes have been made since you last looked. We’ll also let you know on our social media when we update as well.
To make your shopping easier, we organized this post alphabetically. We’ve also highlighted any sale items that we own, as well as other items that we think you’ll like! If a sale needs a code we’ve also included that. We hope you’ll find this Black Friday sales round-up post helpful as you shop for yourself and others!
Click on any of the store names to go to their home page or click any of the images to be taken directly to that product!
I can’t believe how fast fall is going this year! It makes me a bit sad since it’s my favorite season and I’m not ready for winter to come at all. This fall I’ve been loving a top that screams fall when you see it. Since fall is going so quickly, I thought I better share it with you now before it’s too late and you’re onto winter clothes. Fyi, this top is another item I scored from Loft. Sorry if you’re getting sick of me talking about Loft, but they’ve just had so many cute clothes and major sales this season!
On Friday I went out to eat and did some shopping with Michelle. It was a little colder out but I didn’t want to have to deal with hauling a coat around. I decided to wear a puffer vest. This gray herringbone vest looks great paired with the army green Piko dress. I absolutely love Piko dresses & shirts. They come in a ton of different colors and depending on the color, you can wear it all year round.
| New York & Company Top | New York & Company Skirt | Tory Burch Bracelet | Vince Comuto Shoes |
I really like this work outfit! I love the two shades of blue together and the lace of the skirt. I also like how it’s simple and classy this outfit is. I have been wanting to wear this outfit for awhile now and I’m glad I finally did today!!
| Ivy & Leo top | American Eagle Jeggings | Coach sandals | J. Crew Factory necklace |
Today I got my hair colored, which I was very excited about since It was a little overdue. I was sick of the ombre look and decided to lighten it up. I love how it turned out! Originally I was going to wear a dress today, but unfortunately the weather didn’t corporate and it was a rainy, gloomy day. I ended up wearing a Piko top with some jeggings. I absolutely love piko tops because they are so comfortable and you can dress them up or down!
Have a great rest of your week!
-Michelle & Rachel
As some of you may already know, we were in St. Lucia last week for a sister vacation! We went on vacation to celebrate Michelle’s 25th and golden birthday. St. Lucia is located in the Eastern Caribbean region, relatively close to South America. While on the island we stayed at the Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, which is located less than 5 minutes from the airport. We loved the beautiful ocean and warm weather! Now here’s a look at the outfits we wore while we were in St. Lucia.
| Lilly for Target Jumpsuit | Jack Rogers Sandals | J. Crew Bracelet |
| Tobi dress | Target sandals |
| Lilly for Target Dress | J. Crew Bracelet | Dillard (Not sure the exact brand) Wedges |
| Dry Goods dress | Ivy & Leo wedges | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet | Francesca’s bracelet |
| Lilly Pulitzer Dress | Tory Burch Bracelet | Jack Rogers Sandals |
| Tobi crop top | Red Dress Boutique skirt | Ivy & Leo wedges | Red Dress Boutique necklace |
| Lulu’s Crop Top & Skirt | Tory Burch Bracelet | Dillard’s Wedges |
| Dry Goods romper | Target sandals | Francesca’s earrings |
One of our favorite things that we did while on vacation was zip lining in the rain forest! It was so much fun and such a great experience. You can watch a video of our zip lining adventure below.
Have you done any traveling this summer or have any summer travel plans? We would love to know where you’ve gone to or where you’ll be going to. Let us know in the comments below.
-Michelle & Rachel
1) I think this dress is so adorable! I love the navy with white, along with pattern on it. I can see myself wearing this for several different occasions. A nice added bonus about this dress is that it’s my sorority’s colors! 2) I pinned this because I have been wanting Tory Burch bags for awhile now! I’m not sure if this is the exact style I would want or not, but I know that I do what this color! It’s just such a pretty bag. 3) I want this dress! I know this is just a picture of the top of the dress but that’s because it’s my favorite part! I love the white and blue pattern along with the orange of the rest of the dress. I wish this dress was in my closet!
1) I really like simple, neutral outfits like this one. I love everything about this one, especially the accessories. 2) I’ve recently become a big fan of periwinkle colored clothes. I love this periwinkle off shoulder top with the white shorts! I would love to find this style top in this color! 3) Like the first outfit, I love everything about this outfit. The floral top definitely caught my eye when I was looking on Pinterest!
Have a fabulous weekend! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest.
-Michelle & Rachel
| J. Crew Top | Express Skirt | Jack Rogers Sandals | Tory Burch Bracelet |
I have now started work for the summer, which means during the week I have an excuse to dress up now! For work during the summer I love to wear dresses and skirts! This skirt is one of my favorites. I like the shade of pink that it is and also the length is great for work. Even though it was nice out yesterday, it still gets a little chilly in the office. I decided I wanted to wear my J. Crew chambray shirt since the sleeves can be long or rolled up. I go back and forth between wearing flats and heels at work, but since I knew I would be running some errands I decided to go with my favorite pair of sandals.
| Ivy & Leo romper | Target shoes | Marley Lilly clutch | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet |
Yesterday I spent the day running errands and doing a bit of shopping. I’ve been wanting to wear this romper ever since I got it. I decided yesterday was a good day to wear it because it was pretty warm and this romper is really comfortable for running around in. I just bought these wedges last week from Target and thought they would look perfect with this romper as well. I finished off the look with some gold jewelry and my Marley Lilly clutch.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
-Rachel & Michelle
Wedding season is in full swing! We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time! We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding
Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip. However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!
Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check. However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.
When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions. I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.
When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.
Important Must Haves
When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.
Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank. However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at with phone numbers and addresses.