Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!! This year I am grateful to be home for Thanksgiving, since last year I spent the holiday in London. As much as I want to go back, I have to say the British turkey feast was definitely not the same. Aside from being way too excited to indulge in turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more, I am truly thankful for my family and friends for supporting me through this exciting time in my life. As I enjoy my last year of college and start a new career opportunity, I couldn't be more grateful for all the support!

And, of course, thank YOU for reading and supporting All Dressed Up, Everywhere To Go! I love reading your comments and emails, and I'm excited to continue posting.

Now, let's start feasting! Comment below with what you're thankful for!

Black Friday Roundup 2014

Courtesy of RewardStyle

Ann Taylor
 // 50% off
11.30 (5pm) - 12.03 (3pm)

Anthropologie // site wide Black Friday sale

ASOS // Black Friday 30% off
11.27 (8pm) - 11.30 (8pm)

Athleta // 20% off

Banana Republic // 50% off 1 full-priced item, CODE: BRFIFTY
40% off site wide, CODE: BRFORTY

BaubleBar // Black Friday 15% off 2 items, CODE: FRIDAY15, 35% off 4+ items, CODE: FRIDAY35

Bloomingdales // Black Friday 50% off on a selection site wide

Boden // 30% off site wide + free shipping and returns

Free People // Black Friday up to 50% off select items

Gap // Black Friday 50% off site wide, CODE: BLKFRIDAY

J Brand // Black Friday 30% off site wide

J.Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, CODE: HOLIDAY

Lord and Taylor // extra 20% off almost everything + 25% off fine jewelry, CODE: THANKS

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase, CODE: GIFTON

Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product

Piperlime // 25% off site wide, 11.27, CODE: THANKFUL25
Black Friday 25% off site wide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week, 11.28, CODE: IHEARTNYC

Shopbop // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000, CODE: GOBIG14

Sole Society // Black Friday 30% off all footwear

TOMS // 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items), CODE: CHEER

Topshop // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

Urban Outfitters // Black Friday additional 25% off all sale online, additional 50% off all sale in-stores

Zappos Charity Promotion Details: "For every order placed on from Black Friday to Cyber Monday Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America. Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky! Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals. Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.”

Happy shopping!! Comment below with your best sale buys!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Heathered Fleece Featuring Charles River Apparel

Photography by Stephanie Brown

This outfit post is a bit artsier than usual, but my friend Stephanie is taking a photography class and is always in need of models! We wandered around the Fens and found this beautiful view of the Pru. I always forget about the pretty parks around Boston other than the Commons. The Fens has lots of little ponds and streams and lots of geese (watch out for the bird poop…). 

Other than these fabulous photos, I want to talk about the heathered fleece I'm wearing from Charles River Apparel. This fleece is the comfiest. I wear it while studying, heading to the gym or when I just want to feel cozy. The jacket also has a monogram on the sleeve, similar to the one in my New Englander rain coat post, which adds a personal touch. Holiday gift idea? I think so!

Charles River Apparel is sold on Amazon, as well as through numerous retailers. For a complete list of retailers near you, fill out this form for details. You can also purchase monogrammed jackets like mine on Etsy!

Do you have a favorite fleece to keep you warm and cozy this season?
Thanks for reading!

Sponsored by Charles River Apparel. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Handbags 101 Courtesy of Rue La La

Recently Rue La La posted a style guide for handbags on their blog to help you determine which style bag is best for you and your lifestyle. Although handbag trends come and go, the clutch, the tote, the pochette, the hobo and the satchel are here to stay. Of these styles, I'd say my favorite would have to be the tote. As much as I love a statement clutch, a tote lets me carry everything I could possibly need for the day when I go to class or work.
Totes are perfect carry-all bags that can be used for any and all occasions from the beach to the office. In my tote, I carry my laptop, planner, laptop and iPhone chargers, pens, chapstick, lip gloss, hair ties, Band-aids, gum, hand sanitizer and all the essentials. Usually to organize my tote I use a smaller compartmental bag (read blog post here) to keep smaller items from floating around. When transitioning from a large tote to a small clutch, I only bring along my iPhone, ID, credit card, cash and lip gloss. A small, leather credit card holder keeps your valuables in one place and can fit in a small clutch. 

Not only does Rue La La's style guide for handbags help you pick the best style bag for you, but it also gives you a full history of handbag styles dating back to the 16th century (yes, the cross-body dates back that far), designer hand bag signatures that teach you how to tell if a designer bag is authentic, and care tips for your handbags. I feel more informed about handbag styles than ever after reading Rue La La's post. Be sure to read up on your favorite hand bag!

Which style handbag is your favorite?!
Share in the comment section below!
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