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Cyber Monday: What I Bought

I already shared my concise list of Black Friday sales on here over the weekend, but I wanted to share a few extra ones that I found out about, PLUS what I actually purchased myself from the sales. Trust me, you’re not going to want to pass up these screaming deals! Beauty Buy one Diptyque candle, get one half off at Space NK – yes please! I ordered a few of my favorite Vanille scented candles. They also have tons of holiday gift sets – like this Byredo mini candle trio! Violet Grey is offering $15 off when you spend $100, $50 off when you spend $250, and $100 when you spend $500. I ordered this lash food, this Necessaire body lotion, the Augustinus Bader rich cream, and this Tom Ford shimmer body oil that I drench myself in all summer long! If you don’t already have Vintner’s Daughter serum – get it – it’s a cult beauty product for a reason, and I use it every night! Nordstrom is offering this T3 ceramic curling iron for 15% off. I switched from my Hot Tools iron to this T3 last month because my hairdresser noticed my hair was getting more damaged and she said that ceramic irons are way better for you! Fashion I bought this Fleur du Mal silver dress for my birthday and New Years Eve because it’s now 20% off! I’ve been needing an ultra long winter coat, but didn’t want to spend a ton of $$$. This one is PERFECT and under $200. I just got this simple ivory cashmere sweater, this chic tank, and another pair of RE/DONE jeans for 30% off from the Intermix sale. Scoop’s line with Walmart is offering 25% off everything! Get my favorite black booties, v neck sweater, teddy coat, or this chic black blazer with gold buttons. My favorite houndstooth coat is 50% off at Banana Republic. Thomas’ favorite navy blue winter coat is also 50% off, as well as his quilted AND waterproof navy blue jackets. The Ann Taylor coat I’ve been wearing nonstop is 50% off. And I just picked up this printed silk scarf for myself! I just got Thomas these Chelsea boots from Bloomingdales – they are under $100 and the perfect gift for the man in your life! Alo Yoga is offering 30% off site wide so I couldn’t resist stocking up on the black high waisted workout leggings I wear 24/7 and their sports bras. Shopbop is offering 25% off orders of $500+ – take 25% off this gorgeous beige Mackage coat I always get a million compliments on. It’s also a great time to get these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots I wear almost everyday during the winter. Home I got a few of these Ralph Lauren silver picture frames to give with sentimental photos as gifts to loved ones because they’re offering 30% off orders of $100+. And I couldn’t resist splurging on this cashmere blanket + eye mask + pillow travel set for myself!!! For those of you who love my gold bamboo picture frame that’s in my entry – you can get it here on major sale! And I bought a few of these for our kitchen! I bought a friend who loves entertaining this Jenni Kayne Pacific Natural book because she’s offering 20% off sitewide. Shop more of my picks below as well as all of my holiday gift guides here!
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Black Friday Sales

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :) I’m out in Connecticut for the weekend enjoying quality time with Thomas and his family. Charlie is loving every second out here – he can’t get enough of their beautiful backyard. We’re going to do a bit of Black Friday shopping in town tomorrow, but I’ll be doing the majority of my shopping online. I always score the BEST fall/winter clothes and Christmas presents during this weekend. I wanted to share what I’ll be buying and a few of the BEST Black Friday sales with you. Black Friday Sales Abercrombie is offering 50% off everything I can’t get enough of their plaid button downs, bodysuits and henleys. The quality and price point are amazing – trust me!!! I also really love this jacket. Ann Taylor is offering 50% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY Get this pretty cream coat that I’ve been wearing nonstop, and this printed scarf that you can tie around your neck, a leather purse, or even frame as a home accessory. It’s also a great gift item. Banana Republic is offering 50% off all full priced items I love this houndstooth coat, this men’s navy car coat (Thomas has it and loves it), and this men’s puffer jacket. Bloomingdales is offering up to 25% of f when you spend $400+ This coat is a STEAL for only $125 – and it looks 10x more expensive. This is a stunning cream sherpa coat for under $150 and these are the perfect black pumps – I have them and wear them all the time. Intermix is offering up to 75% off sale items and $50 off when you spend $250 This Self Portrait dress is swoon worthy and I love these simple black heels. J Crew is offering 50% off sitewide I highly recommend getting these leather gloves (great gift!) and this cashmere v-neck sweater. Net-a-Porter is offering up to 50% off sale items I’m eyeing these leather and gold sandals for summer and these classic jeans. Nordstrom is offering up to 50% off select styles I love these faux leather leggings and these Sperry rain/snow boots. Serena and Lily is offering 25% off sitewide Get my favorite baskets which I use as hampers, this classic bar cart, and this chandelier.
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Neutrals + Cashmere

This outfit combines two of my favorite things…neutrals + cashmere. It’s been SO nice being able to actually wear my fall pieces this season (last year I was living in LA and barely touched any of them because it was so warm!) I recently added this dreamy Mackage coat to my wardrobe, and I cannot tell you how much I love it. It has a gorgeous sheepskin collar which is sooooo luxurious and the longer cut makes it look super elegant. Neutral CoatsI’m also loving this Mackage coat and this one – both would make great Christmas gifts for the women in your life (or yourself!) I’m wearing the first one here! FYI if you’re between sizes, I’d recommend sizing down in these coats since they tend to run a bit on the bigger side. I’m wearing a size small here, which is great with a thick sweater underneath – but I could have probably sized down even further if I wanted to wear lighter tops underneath. Cashmere ScarfI wrapped a grey cashmere scarf around my neck for an extra layer of warmth. This scarf is hands down the best item to travel with. It keeps you so cozy on the plane, and can be curled up into a pillow if need be. It comes in a zillion other colors and would also make a great gift this season. Ivory Leather BagThis ivory Hunting Season bag sold out almost immediately after I posted it on stories…it’s so darn cute isn’t it?! There’s only one left in stock here at Moda Operandi, but it does come in several other classic color combos. I’m considering pre-ordering this tan one for the spring…. I love how subtle this purse is, and the fact that it goes with legit everything in my wardrobe! I linked to several other affordable ivory bags below like this one, this one and this one. Shop the rest of my outfit below!
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Gifts I'm Giving This Year

Each year I do a very concise number of gift guides. I personally don’t think it makes sense to do a zillion gift guides – that’s just overwhelming! I wanted to share the gifts I’m actually giving my loved ones this year which will hopefully make your shopping experience a whole lot easier! (And let’s hope they aren’t reading this post haha…) Gifts For Him For Thomas – I’m getting him an Away suitcase because he travels a TON for work and keeps commenting how much he loves my Away bag whenever we take trips. It’s funny I have several roller suitcases that are WAY more expensive than my Away bag, yet 99.9% of the time I reach for my Away bag. I’m also getting him a beautiful card case (linked several others below – really loving this one) because he prefers a thinner style wallet versus a traditional size one and his current one is falling a part! And lastly – this beautiful water resistant jacket from Banana Republic. For my dad – I’m getting him this fun record player and records because he just moved into a new home and loves classic music. I’m also getting him a round of golf at The Phoenician – an amazing course in our hometown in Arizona, and this quilted jacket for chillier evenings. Gifts For Her For my sister – She always takes my skincare products when she comes over, so I’m getting her this Tata Harper skincare essentials kit with some of my favorite products from the line that I know she will love! I’m also getting her a Le Creuset pot because she loves to cook for her new husband! For my mom – My mom is super sentimental and loves photos of us all over her house. I’m going to get her beautiful Ralph Lauren silver frames (also love these) with some of my favorite pictures. I’m also getting her these cashmere lined leather gloves and a Delta flight gift certificate so she can visit her best friend in London! Gifts For The Dog Lover For Charlie – He needs a warm sweater for the winter – and I’m eyeing this cashmere cable knit sweater and this cute little monogram one for him!!! I love this plaid dog bed, and I will of course be spoiling him with some of his favorite treats! Splurgeworthy Gifts For Her For myself – These are things I want, but haven’t gotten around to buying so they’re on my mental wishlist. I’d love to try the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream. I tried the regular cream from the line a few months ago and to be honest, I wasn’t impressed with it. BUT everyone says I should have gotten the RICH cream because it’s wayyyy better – so I’d love to see what the hype is all about! I’m dying to try SKIMS shapewear by Kim Kardashian. I’m a sucker for simple, neutral underwear – and I feel like her core control thongs would be amazing for tight dresses!!! I need a new Iluminage silk eye mask – and this set sounds heavenly. I’ve been using this eye mask for years and mine is on it’s last leg! This pillow case + eye mask set is also really beautiful and comes in pink or black. And in terms of splurge worthy items… I would love this vintage Hermes Kelly black bag, or this croc one, this silver Fleur du Mal kimono and matching slip dress, and this Nordstrom Made cashmere sweater. Other Gift Ideas Be sure to check out my past gift guides: Unique Gift Ideas, Gifts For Him, Valentine’s Day Gifts, Best Last Minute Gifts, Gifts For Everyone, Best Candles, Best Coffee Table Books, and Beauty Gifts.
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