Small Business Saturday

I grew up in an entrepreneurial household so I’ve always been about supporting local businesses when I can! I’ve been trying to incorporate a mix of things in my gift guides so far… Our favorite retailers like Nordstrom, Amazon, and Shopbop, but also finding some cool things on Etsy and other smaller stores. While I try to #ShopSmall regularly, I love that there’s a big initiative around it this time of year… Small Business Saturday! We all know that the little things add up, but this rings especially true for small businesses. Here are some of my favorite (small) stores to shop this holiday season!

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The Best Black Friday Sales

The best weekend for holiday shopping is HERE! I swear, the sales keep getting bigger and better every day. Heck, a lot of them even started *before* Thanksgiving this year! Have you shopped yet? I shared some tips for navigating the madness on the blog earlier this week, but here’s a round-up of five of my favorite retailers and what they’re offering! Be sure to check this page for a big list of all the promo codes I’ve found so far.

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What I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving! I was going to keep this short and sweet, with just the three things I’m most thankful for this year. But, as you probably know by now, I’m all about long laundry lists. I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 30 Things I’m extra thankful for this year. A little bit more personality, you know? Some are funny, a lot serious, and some I’ll be sharing more about in the months to come.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tips

While this weekend is the prime time to shop for gifts, I know I’m not alone in thinking it’s so incredibly overwhelming! I know “preparing for a sale” can sound like “sh*t bloggers say,” but I’ve honestly found that a little prep and thinking goes a long way in terms of a) not overspending and b) taking advantage of discounts when you can. One of my goals is to not get sale psychosis and start treating myself to things I don’t actually need, just because they’re on sale. (I’m guessing you might do the same thing from time to time, right?) And another goal is to take advantage of the savings, versus procrastinating and ending up spending more later. (Rush shipping, buying things full price, etc.) With this big shopping weekend on the horizon, I figured I’d share how I’ve been planning, just in case it helps you, too!

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Pink Pom-Pom + Favorite Shoe Trends

When the weather turns wintery, it’s always fun to brighten up an ordinary outfit with a colorful coat and accessories! I found this hat when I was making my Rosé All Day gift guide, and couldn’t *not* buy it. It’s even cuter in person, and I know I’ll be wearing it all winter long for a much-needed pop of color on these dreary, gray Chicago days. But today’s post is really all about the shoes, so let’s chat my favorites this season…

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