Just stay home this Black Friday!

While I've never actually done Black Friday in terms of going out to the stores and fighting the crowds, I'm more than okay with missing out. If you want to take advantage of the sales though, I've got a round up of all the best Black Friday deals from my favorite stores.

Cross off your entire Christmas shopping list, pick up a treat or two for yourself, and then just hang out and enjoy the holiday weekend. No braving the craziness that is waiting at the stores.

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Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

Anthropologie: 25% off with code SHOPTOIT

Athleta: 20% off with code WORKIT

Banana Republic: 50% off sweater, 40% off everything else with code BRFRIDAY

Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off and $25 off every $200 you spend

Boden: 30% off and free shipping over $49 (I LOVE this sparkly holiday dress!)

Camilyn Beth: Receive 10, 20 or 30% off depending on what you spend

Design Darling: 20% off with code THANKFUL

Frye Company: Receive $100 gift card for every $400 spend with free shipping

Furbish: 20% off with code CYBER

Gap: 50% off with code EARLY

J.Crew: 30% off everything, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything and free shipping

J.McLaughlin: 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30

Kate Spade: Surprise sale up to 70% off

Kayce Hughes: 40% off with code SECRETSALE

Lilly Pulitzer: Free gifts with purchase and free domestic flight with purchases over $1500

LOFT: 40% off everything with code BF40

Lucy: 30% off everything

Lulu Frost: 25% off sitewide with code SHOPLULU25

Lulu & Georgia: 20% - 30% off all purchases (based on what you spend)

Madewell: 25% off everything with code CALMDOWN

Mintwood Home: 20% off sitewide and free shipping with code CM20

Nordstrom: Up to 50% off and free shipping

Petit Bateau: 50% off markdowns

Ralph Lauren: Up to 60% off and additional 20% off markdowns with code TURKEY20

Revolve: Up to 50% off with code BLACKFRIDAY20

Sam Edelman: 30% off sitewide with code SAMSGIVING

Shopbop: The more you spend the more you save with code GOBIG15

Talbots: 40% off your purchase

Toms: Extra 10% off sale and free shipping with code GIVE10

Urban Outfitters: 30% off sale items

Waiting on Martha: 20% off sitewide with code SHOPSMALL


Easiest Holiday Recipe. Ever.

Hope y'all are having a Happy Thanksgiving! I had a miraculously traffic free drive down to Richmond last night and was greeted with an unseasonably warm and sunny day this morning. I'll take it. While I'm on a break between a Thanksgiving brunch and Thanksgiving dinner, I thought I would share one of my favorite holiday recipes.

These (basically) three ingredient meatballs are the easiest appetizer to pull together when you're in a hurry and need a crowd pleaser. They're slightly sweet, slightly spicy, absolutely delicious, and take about two minutes of prep and thirty minutes of hands off cooking.

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

1 package frozen meatballs (I actually used a meatless version from Gardein!)
1 10 ounce jar of grape jelly
1 16 oz. bottle of ketchup
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Combine jelly, ketchup, and seasoning in a large saucepan. Heat and stir until jelly and ketchup have melted together. Add meatballs and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!

While I made these on the stovetop, you can also make them in the crockpot if you just want to toss the ingredients in and leave them. Three hours on low and you should be good to go.

Does anyone else have this recipe in their arsenal of easy appetizers? Or do you have an even more delicious variation on it?


Gray + Leopard

I've been long overdue for an outfit post, but finally, here it is. And it features shades of gray, a dressed up sweatshirt, and leopard print shoes all in one outfit?! That's the trifecta of casual and comfortable fall style in my book.

This sweatshirt has been in regular rotation this fall—it's the easiest piece to toss on for everything from a weeknight dinner to a football tailgate, and the girly pleated hem is such an unexpected and fun detail. I also have these leopard booties on repeat. They have been paired with everything in my closet from a black dress and tights to leggings and a flannel

Ruffle Hem Sweatshirt - Buffalo Check Scarf {similar} - Toothpick Jeans
Sunglasses {similar} - Leopard Booties

gray sweatshirt - dressed up sweatshirt - ruffle hem sweatshirt - j.crew factory ruffle hem sweatshirt - buffalo check scarf - gray buffalo check

gray sweatshirt - dressed up sweatshirt - ruffle hem sweatshirt - j.crew factory ruffle hem sweatshirt - buffalo check scarf - gray buffalo check - leopard booties

Sam & Libby leopard booties - target leopard booties - leopard print shoes - cheetah print booties - animal print booties - leopard print boots

gray sweatshirt - dressed up sweatshirt - ruffle hem sweatshirt - j.crew factory ruffle hem sweatshirt - buffalo check scarf - gray buffalo check

I'm loving these gorgeous earrings and bracelet from HinsonGayle. They add a touch of classic femininity to all of my fall outfits. Even the most casual jeans and top feel a little prettier with the right jewelry. Plus, I've heard that pearls light up one's complexion. Not sure if it's true, but you can almost always find me wearing a pair of pearl earrings after a late night. 

Per usual, you can shop all the items in this post using the links below!