Orange Sweater Weather

November 29, 2017

 {Outfit Details}
Sweater: H&M (Identical sweater here but not in orange; love these orange options herehere. and this one is so cute here) // Jeans: H&M (here, only $9.99. Seriously y'all need these! Size up) // Booties: Target (here, in LOVE with these!) // Hat: c/o Scala (here, obsessed w/ this hat and wear it all the time!) // Belt: Target (exact not online, similar and love this one here)

Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! I seriously can't get over how many good deals there were this year. Many of you messaged me to tell me about some of the things you purchased from my Black Friday/Cyber Monday round up which makes me SO happy!!! I also got a lot of my holiday shopping checked off my list (plus a couple of things for myself- lol) - how about y'all? Of course I do still have some shopping left to do. I will be honest, I kind of like spreading my shopping out because I find it FUN. Is that weird? But shopping to me has always been fun and so I would be kind of disappointed to get it all done early, lol. Stay tuned to Ashley's Passion for Fashion because I am going to be posting some gift guides for her, him, etc to the blog as requested by y'all on my Instastories!

So on to today's look. I found this sweater in stores the day that H&M had their grand opening here in Chattanooga. I fell in love instantly when I tried it on, and even better, it was only $19.99. Since blogging, I have found that unfortunately some of these GREAT deals I find in stores are not available online. It's very odd but the EXACT sweater I am wearing is HERE but it is NOT available in orange online, just in tan/green (which I love those colors by the way). But, I have linked almost IDENTICAL orange sweaters underneath my picture above. Orange can be a tricky color to wear but I am in LOVE with this shade of orange. Through my years as a student at UT in Knoxville and adding different shades of orange into my wardrobe, I have found that for me, a burnt orange is my favorite shade to wear! This definitely is a statement-making sweater but I love bright colors. If you're unsure, H&M is a great place to try a trend like this because it is inexpensive. I also love this sweater because of the way the sleeves fit. They are "balloon" style and tighter around my wrists but bigger in the sleeves. So comfortable because my sleeves don't fall down all day, but also stylish!

Also - these boots y'all! Some of my faves. I posted about them on my Instastory a few weeks ago, but I found them on sale at Target (of course) for under $15!!! They are currently online HERE. I just noticed they are called "Granny Block Booties" hahaha - I would be pretty impressed if my 90 year old Nana wore these though! lol.

 I hope y'all have a blessed week!!!!


Black Friday Sale Guide (with Cyber Monday Additions)

November 23, 2017

These boots are on sale! Keep on scrollin' to see the deal!

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!

I am just SO happy today is finally here! What is better than spending time with family while eating some amazingly delicious food, then going shopping and scoring some amazing deals!? Whether you are doing your shopping in stores or online, I wanted to round up the sales you can shop today (along with a few of my favorite picks from each store). Most of these sales are already LIVE online so you can get to shopping!!!

I did this post a little different from my last sale post HERE. Below each store, you will find just a few of my favorite items from the sales and a description! If you hover over the image, you will see the price, and if you click on the image, it will take you directly to that retailer's site! Easy peasy! Now, let's get to talkin' sales....

(PS - it would not let me type a closing paragraph to this post, so just wanted to say y'all be sure to let me know what you end up getting, and also DM me if you have any questions at all!!! I am SO thankful for each and every one of you. Thank you for reading and supporting my little corner of the blogging world. Hope y'all have a Happy, blessed day with your family!!!!)

SheIn : Up to 80% off! $10 off orders $79 or more with code CBT10; $15 off orders $150 or more with code CBT15; and $30 off orders $200 or more with code CBT30! Plus, free shipping! (Probably going to wear THIS coat today for Thanksgiving! Just got it in the mail this week and am already in LOVE). 

Cyber Monday: Free gift with any purchase, $10 off orders $79+ w/ code LIS10; $15 off orders $105+ w/ code LIS15; $30 off orders $200+ w/ code LIS30. Free shipping.

Old Navy: 50% off your ENTIRE purchase! Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Prices on the images below are not reflective of the sale price. I tried to list sale prices in my captions underneath the pics. 

Cyber Monday: ONLINE only, 50% off EVERYTHING, no exclusions! Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. 

Macy's: Free shipping w/ $49 purchase. Sale through Saturday Nov 25th. Prices listed are reflective of sale price. 

Cyber Monday: Free shipping w/ $25 purchase (excluding furniture + mattresses); Take an extra 20% OR 10% off with code "CYBER" depending on the item

Dillard's: 50% off all sale items, plus other random items are on sale as well. Some SUPER awesome deals & finds for gifts on their site right now!!! I have noted the sale price (some were not reflected in the pictures). 

Cyber Monday: Additional 50% off sale items; 40% off select Christmas decor; 30% off Kate Spade; 30% off select Coach handbags; 25% off select Sorel boots; 30% off select sunglasses; 40% off select men's apparel. 

Target: Target is having random sales on some awesome gift ideas (and also on a beautiful pre-lit tree if you are in the search for one). I have linked 6 of my favorite items on sale below with the sale price listed in the caption. Also remember that Target has FREE shipping from now through 12/23. 

Cyber Monday: Take an extra 15% off! Discount automatically applied at checkout. This is on top of other discounts that are ending today including 30% off kids' clothes + shoes, 30% off women's & men's sweaters + fleece + boots; up to 40% off home furniture. 

J. Crew Factory: 50% off EVERYTHING in stores & online. $5 flat-rate shipping & free shipping w/ orders $100+. J. Crew Factory is one of my FAVORITE places to shop for hubby. He loves their clothes (I do too)! Sale price is reflected when you hover over the pictures below: 

Cyber Monday: Ok y'all this deal is AMAZING. 60% off EVERYTHING (online only), and EXTRA 50% off CLEARANCE.  $5 flat shipping rate & free shipping w/ orders $100+. Use code "Cyber" 

Kate Spade is having a Surprise Sale with up to 75% off through 11/25! Swoon. Y'all know I love Kate! Plus, use code "MAKEITTWO" to get 25% off select bundle styles (will be noted on the site).

Cyber Monday: The Surprise Sale has ended, but Cyber Monday specials include 30% off full-priced items and 40% off sale items using code "MOREJOY" through tomorrow at 11:59 PM PST. 

H&M: Up to 70% off & free standard shipping with code 9054 through 11/28. Hubby and I both love their clothes!!! Don't miss out on these great deals!

Cyber Monday: In stores AND online, 30% off EVERYTHING with NO exclusions (sale price will appear in your cart once you go to check out- prices will be even lower than listed on the site)! Free shipping on all orders using code 9054. 

Nordstrom: Extra 20% off selected sales items + selected designer clearance up to 40% off (including Hunters for $90!). Plus as always FREE shipping! Deals start online TODAY, and tomorrow in stores, running through 11/27. Here are a few of my favorite items. Seriously they have some of THE best gift ideas for others (and yourself, girlfriend!). If the sale price was not accurate on hover, I corrected it in the caption!

Cyber Monday: Extra 20% off selected sale items + selected designer clearance up to 40% off! 

What's On Sale NOW (Pre-Black Friday Sale at Express!)

November 21, 2017

Hi friends!

I am just SO excited about all of these amazing sales, and wanted to find y'all the best deals plus some gift ideas for your holiday shopping. When I polled y'all on Instastories, the majority said that you do most of your shopping online...and also said that you do MOST of your shopping Black Friday/Cyber Monday. You also said you prefer this type of "click and shop" picture. So, with that being said, I'm here for all your shopping needs! To start off the Black Friday Sale goodness, I am rounding up my picks brought to you by Express!!! 

Express is having a HUGE 50% off sale plus FREE shipping. 

Each of the following pictures is totally shopable (is that a word!?). Just click on the item you like and it will take you directly to the website! 

From left to right, clockwise:

My favorite jeans HERE for only $39.95, originally $79.90. Also love these distressed jeans HERE for only $44.00, originally $88. 

Faux fur fleece coat HERE on sale for $59.00, originally $118! I need this in my life.

Oversized, hot pink sweater HERE is a great gift for you or that special lady in your life! It is only $29.95 right now, originally $59.90. There are SIX colors available, and most sizes still available! This would be perfect over leggings or jeans. In love.

Cable Knit Chenille Boat Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater HERE is literal perfection and I want it in every color (lol). It is only $39.95, originally $79.90. Ok so this is a GREAT basic, and a perfect gift. This is a great "give as a gift" sweater for yourself (haha!) or someone else!

This oversized ruffle sweater HERE is just perfect. It is available in maroon and also hot pink for $34.95.

Lace-up Split Back Sweater HERE - I have been on the hunt for a lace detailed sweater, and this one may just be about perfect. Only $29.95, originally $59.90.

Deep oversized v-neck tunic sweater HERE for only $34.95 originally $69.90. It comes available in dark green and an ivory shade. Y'all know how I feel about oversized sweaters: IN LOVE!

From left to right, clockwise:

Faux glitter slippers HERE for $19.95. These make a perfect gift!

This glitter wristlet would make the perfect gift under $20. It is $17.45, originally $34.90. Available HERE

Marled color blocked boot socks HERE for only $5.45 (originally $10.90), trust me when I say, I have some JUST like this and love them so much. Also love these socks HERE, because of the neutral stripes. What a great deal! 

Ornate stone earrings HERE, in love with these! Would make a lovely gift or stocking stuffer. Only $14.95, originally $29.90.

This beanie HERE is $12.45 (originally $24.90), and has a fun pop of hot pink on top!

In my opinion, I can always use another little wallet like this one HERE. This is a great stocking stuffer or gift. It is ONLY $8.45, originally $16.90. And there are SO many cute color options available!

This tweed cap HERE is perfect and so on trend! The price is even better: $14.95, originally $29.90.

Pom Beanie only $12.45 (originally $24.90) HERE, available in 3 colors (black, white, red) and would make the perfect gift! 

Also, wanted to do a few choices for the guys in your life (I got hubby to approve all of these 😉 ) 

From left to right, clockwise:  

Genuine Suede Touchscreen Gloves for $24.95, originally $49.90 HERE - the perfect gloves for the guy who wants to stay warm but also needs to easily access his phone!

These shoes for him are only $74.00 (originally $148) HERE and are so versatile! I showed them to hubby and he said "ooohhhh!" lol. Another possible Christmas gift for him!

Six piece grooming kit for him - $19.95 (originally $39.90) HERE - What a unique gift - especially if your man travels a lot. This would be ideal for their toiletry bag! 

Reindeer boot socks $6.45 HERE (originally $12.90). Socks are always such a cute gift. You could give these to your hubby/boyfriend, Dad, brother, etc.

Flannel is always a good idea for the guy in your life! I love this one HERE on sale for $34.95 (originally $69.90).

$30 Shawl Collar Marled Henley Sweater (originally $59.90) HERE- My hubby loves this type of neckline. SIX colors available in this!

Dual closure hooded cotton sweater HERE is on sale for $44 (originally $88!) - in LOVE with this!!

Pom Beanie for him - $14.95 (originally $29.90) HERE. My hubby LOVES beanies! He would definitely wear this one - may have to order for him for Christmas!

This wool blend thermal regulating mock neck sweater HERE is SO cute for him! It is on sale for $44 (originally $88). There are 4 colors available and I love the zipper on the neckline.

This Express sale is valid today through November 25, 2017 at 2:59 AM EST online! It said on their website that many stores will move to 40% off everything on November 24, 2017 at 12 PM EST. So, get to shopping y'all!!! 😊  Be sure to let me know what you get! Also, stay tuned for some more Black Friday sale posts coming your way! If you have any specific requests, send me a direct message on Instagram HERE, or e-mail at!


Casual Holiday Style

November 20, 2017

{Outfit Details}
Sweater: H&M (here, on sale for $17.99 now!) // Leggings: Via Spiga (here, LOVE these faux leather leggings for only $26.95, a great deal and they are SO comfy!) // OTK boots: Target (here, $44.99, go up 1/2 a size) // Handbag: Louis Vuitton (here)

Happy Monday, dolls!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the week. I have been busy prepping for a new job (YAY!) and also helping my Mom get ready for our big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday! I am SO excited that Thanksgiving is only THREE days away, and that Black Friday shopping/sales are coming up right after! Speaking of, I am working on some gift guides and also a Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping guide as well! I love polling y'all on Instagram and appreciate all the feedback for what you're looking for in terms of shopping. Excited to share that later this week!

Ok so on to this casual holiday look. Speaking of polling on Instagram, 66% of y'all voted that you would like to see some casual holiday looks (whereas 34% voted for dressy holiday looks!). I will try to incorporate both in the next few weeks but tonight I wanted to share this look that would be ideal for a casual look on either Thanksgiving Day or for Christmas. I mean you can't go wrong with a red sweater for Christmas. One of my favorite tips for sweaters is to go up a size (I am wearing a size medium here) for a looser fit, that you can wear over leggings! I also love that this sweater fits off-the-shoulder if you go up a size!

I paired my sweater with some of my favorite faux leather leggings that are just under $27! To top of my look, I added my favorite OTK boots from Target...these are seriously the perfect designer dupes for the Stuart Weitzman pair that retail for over $700. I am eyeing the taupe pair next! You could also easily wear flat boots with this look, but I decided while it is "casual" I wanted to dress it up a tiny bit with my OTK heeled boots. This look would be perfect for a Christmas dinner at your family's house.

What is YOUR favorite holiday style!? Leave me a comment and let me know, and stay tuned for some super exciting SALES!!!!



Plaid Dress: Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

November 16, 2017

 {Outfit Details}
Dress: H&M (here, only $19.99! Runs TTS, fully in stock in all sizes. Usually H&M runs small but this dress is definitely true to size!) // Cardigan: H&M (here, $29.99. I have worn this SO many times already this season! It goes with so much!) // Belt: Target (here, very versatile) // Boots: Target (my exact pair not online, but I need these here for only $40!!)

Happy Thursday, dolls!

Can y'all believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT week!? I am SO excited as I absolutely LOVE this holiday (not to mention I cannot wait to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to OFFICIALLY kick off the holiday season! Also as I was typing this post they just had a commercial for the parade....AHHH!!). So back to what I was saying, since T-giving is next week, now is the time to start prepping your Thanksgiving menu (as my Mom and I have been doing this week)...and also your Thanksgiving #ootd!!!

This dress is one of my absolute favorites from my H&M haul a few weeks ago. I thought it would make THE perfect Thanksgiving Day outfit! When I tried it on in the dressing room, I bought it with the upcoming holidays in mind. There is something about plaid that just screams "holidays" to me! GREAT NEWS too, it is available in ALL sizes online right now! Can y'all believe it is just $19.99!? You seriously cannot beat that price, and it is GREAT quality. Besides the adorable green/black checked pattern, they have black/white, light pink/white, and red/black checked....could a dress get any cuter!? Oh wait, it does! This dress has POCKETS as well. Sigh....definitely in love with it!

So I wanted to show y'all a fun way to style it with layering! I am wearing one of my new fave cardigans (also from H&M) that is only $30. This is a great basic to have in your closet...I have worn it countless times already! So to give a bit of shape to this shirt style dress, I added a belt. A good belt is another great staple piece to have in your closet; you will be surprised how many ways you can style it! If you eat too much turkey on Thanksgiving, just take the belt off to give yourself a little more room post-meal! HAHA! See, fashion can be practical too! 

If you order this dress right now, the estimated shipping date is before Thanksgiving! And, H&M is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders with code 9054!!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful week!!! Also, just wanted to remind you about my event I am hosting tomorrow night at fab'rik from 5-7:30 PM! I'm SO excited to hang out with y'all & I hope to see you there!!!


A Stroll Down Rainbow Row in Charleston

November 13, 2017

{Outfit Details}
Bodysuit: Forever 21 (no longer online, similar here on sale for under $20!) // Skirt: Dillard's (here, a favorite of mine this fall! Also available in navy. $44) // OTK Boots: Target (here, go up 1/2 a size. LOVE these boots. A great value at $44.99) // Belt: Target (here and it's reversible!) // Hat c/o Scala (here, LOVE this hat! So versatile and on trend for fall) // Purse: Vintage from my Mom but love this quilted one here

Hi dolls!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their week. 

Tonight I'm so excited to share with y'all one of my favorite looks from our trip to Charleston (read more about our trip in this post HERE). We took a stroll down the gorgeous Rainbow Row and it was just as beautiful as the pictures! Rainbow Row is definitely a must-see if you make a trip to Charleston. We enjoyed strolling by the houses and dreaming about how fabulous it would be to live in one of them (also....we had to stop and smell the window box flowers!). 

So for our stroll, I wore one of my favorite skirts this fall (see another way I styled it in this post here) with my new favorite OTK boots from Target. These are seriously a steal under $50! I think I may need the taupe color too!? lol. If you order these, I would go up 1/2 a size. I love these in particular because they are adjustable at the top of the boot with a tie string so they fit your legs better. Also...can we talk about this adorable hat!? These hats are SO in for fall, and I am in love with mine! It's so versatile and I have worn it countless times already. It definitely adds a touch of chic to an outfit....and maybe a touch of "biker chick...." as my next picture will explain....

OK y'all, this seriously happened!!! We were in this cute little alley taking pictures, and all of a sudden we see a motorcycle make a U-turn and head up the street where we are snapping away. We both thought, "oh no! We must be in someone's driveway..." lol. However, we would like to give a big shoutout to Mike with the motorcycle who approached us and asked, "Would you like to use my motorcycle to pose for pictures?" Like seriously, sometimes being a blogger is pretty COOL! Lol! So this guy parked his bike in this alley for me to take pictures with it!!!! What a MEMORABLE time! We will never forget ya, Mike! And I got about as close to a motorcycle as I ever want to be....with it PARKED! lol.

Thanks so much for reading, dolls! Love you guys!

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