Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sales!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Some of the online stores have changed their discounts (making them even better!) so I re-did the list of stores for you all!

I will be cozying up in this outfit to shop all day :)

Forever 21 // 21% off your purchase + free shipping with code RSTYLE21
Kate Spade // 30% off everything with code SHINE
J. Crew // 40% off select items, 30% off everything else with code MONDAY
J. Crew Factory // 50% off everything + extra 15% off, free shipping with code TODAYONLY
Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase with code SHOPATWORK
Tory Burch // Spend $250, receive 30% off with code THANKS
Kendra Scott // 15% off everything with code SALE15
ASOS // 20% off everything with code CYBER
Shopbop // Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25% with code GOBIG15
Old Navy // 40% off everything with code BESTCYBER
Nordstrom // Extra 25% off selected sale items, designer sales + double points day
TOBI // 50% off everything with code THANKFUL50
6PM // 15% off your entire purchase with code CYBERMON15
AE // 50% off outerwear & winter accessories + 40% off the holiday collection plus free shipping
Boohoo // Up to 70% off everything, plus an additional 10% off with code EXTRA10
GLOSSYBOX // 30% off a 6-month of 12- month subscription box with code MONDAY30
Wristology // 20% off site wide with code MARVELOUS20
Chinese Laundry // 30% off everything with code MONDAY

All sales end tonight at midnight, so shop now to save $$!! xoxo

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

A lot of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have already started, giving us all an early start on Holiday shopping!  So many great deals this season from some of my all time favorite stores!!  I will add more as they become available, so check back tomorrow for the full list! <3

Tory Burch / Spend $250, receive 30% off with code THANKS

Kate Spade / Surprise Sale up to 70% off

Shopbop / Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25% with code GOBIG15

Madewell / 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN

ASOS / Up to 60% off casual looks with code BLESSED

J. Crew / 30% off full priced items, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

J. Crew Factory  / 50% off everything with code SHOPGIFTS

Forever 21 Deals starting at $4, 30% off all boots and booties, 50% off select jewelry

Macy's / Extra 25% off clearance designer handbags, 50% off select juniors clothing, 60% off women's coats, 50% off women's sweaters, 70% off memory foam pillow & toppers

Nordstrom  / New sale items and price matching

Chicwish / Spend $75 and save 15% (15EARLY), spend $150 and save 20% (20EARLY), and spend $200 and save 25% (25EARLY)

T&J Designs / 25% off site wide with code TDAY25 / $20 off $100 with code CRANBERRY, $40 off $150 with code STUFFING, $60 off $200 with code TURKEY, $100 off $300 with code GRAVY

Kendra Scott / 15% off site wide with code SALE15

Baublebar / 30% off site wide with code THX 

Wristology / 20% off site wide with code MARVELOUS20

Chinese Laundry / 30% off site wide with code EARLYBIRD, and free shipping over $49

Revolve Clothing / Up to 80% off- biggest sale of the year

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and that you're able to spend it with the people you love!

*swoozies napkins are the cutest! check them out at!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tory Burch Holiday Sale!

chain print scarf // 'diana' burgandy clutch bag // 'britten backpack' // 'T" hoop earrings // 'robinson' double zip wallet // red peplum lace sweater // black & white merino sweater // tb belt // pearl bow earrings // 'kira' mini chain crossbody // double wrap watch // 'robinson' pebble tote // 'raya' booties

The best time of year is finally here! The Tory Burch holiday sale! Tory Burch is my absolute favorite designer and her stuff is rarely marked on sale in any department stores or friends and family sale, so this one definitely makes up for it!! There are so many great items this year that have made their way to my wish-list such as the 'raya' booties and the 'britten' backpack!

Here's the deal: Spend $250+ and receive 30% off your total purchase using code 'THANKS'. Of course, there are some exclusions such as Revas, York totes, etc... but still so many amazing things marked down!!

Styles tend to go super quick, so make sure to head to Tory Burch soon because the sale ends on Monday, November 30th!

Happy Shopping! xoxo

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stitch Fix:: The First Reveal - Guest Blog by @itsCaitlinP

After hearing some buzz around Stitch Fix for over a year, I decided to give it a go. I had been burned in the past by monthly online subscription services that left me disappointed and frustrated. Seeing as Stitch Fix isn’t exactly a subscription service, and after being encouraged by some friends who are current users, I figured the most I could lose out on was the $20 styling fee. The best part? I could order whenever I wanted, as few times as I wanted - there was no year commitment to the service. However, if you’re feeling brave, you can commit to the automatic monthly subscription plan.

Cue setup! I diligently started to fill out my Stitch Fix profile (this part is crucial to getting what you really want) and I was ready to go. I made sure to go the extra mile and connect my “Dream Closet” Pinterest board to my account for reference. Upon completion, I was asked to leave a last final note for my stylist to work with. This is where I got even more granular. I live in Wisconsin, where the weather is already colder. I made sure to advise my stylist I did not want any shorts, tanks or dresses, and that I’d prefer pieces I can layer. My delivery was scheduled about two weeks from when I submitted my request, but you can pick whatever day you want.

You might be wondering what costs are associated right off the bat. The only charge applied to your credit card is the $20 styling fee, which will be credited back to your order and taken off your bill if you decide to keep a piece. If you dislike the pieces and send them all back, you will lose that $20 styling service fee.

While I waited, I did end up tweaking my note a few times. I was walking around downtown Milwaukee and saw a girl with a cute over-sized chunky sweater, so I added that as a request to my Fix. You can edit your note as many times as you want, and Stitch Fix will let you know when it’s time to stop tinkering. This was great for my indecisiveness ;) it also allowed me to add a few more pins to my board.

Now, time for the fix reveal! If you see anything that you like below, feel free to ask your stylist in the notes section of your next fix for something similar!

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41Hawthorn Rosa Tab Sleeve V-Neck Blouse - Size Small, $58.00
Pros: The color and the fit.
Cons: The price and the style.
Kept? No


My stylist hit the nail on the head right out of the gate. I love flowy shirts that can pair with skinnies or a skirt, so I can see why she picked this piece for me. It’s exactly the color and style of shirts I buy. Unfortunately, that’s the same reason it led me to not keep it. It’s a style very similar to one I already own and I don’t need a duplicate at the price of $58.00.

Bay to Baubles Judah Crystal Cluster Necklace - Size Small, $42.00
Pros: Can you say, sparkly!?
Cons: None
Kept? Yes


I liked this bauble before I even took it out of the box, and knew I would be keeping it regardless of price. I have been looking for a new chunky bauble to add with my fall/winter wardrobe, and this one crossed my wish off the list. It’s not too heavy, can be adjusted to many lengths and feels to be at the quality level of a piece from JCrew.

Just Black Dean Skinny Jean - Size 4, $78.00
Pros: Fit, fit, fit!
Cons: Price
Kept? No

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Another piece I absolutely loved was this pair of black skinny jeans with the bronze ankle zippers. The fit was a dream the second I put them on, and the quality was higher than something I normally buy. Bonus: they are made in the USA! Being shorter, I rarely find the right length in my pants first round. This is another ode to how awesome my stylist listened to my requests. However, when it came down to it, I’ve never spent $80 on a pair of skinnies. I couldn’t justify myself to start now, but I definitely spent some time debating back and forth. I decided to wait and see what my second fix would bring me next round before I committed, and noted the brand and size in the meantime in case I ever got buyer's remorse.

THML Mackey Open Cardigan - Size Small, $88.00
Pros: Warm, versatility for fall/winter.
Cons: Itchy, overly bulky and price.
Kept? No


This was another item my stylist listened to me loud and clear on, but in the end, it just didn’t work out. The price played a factor in that decision, and the fabric wasn’t as soft and cozy as I hoped for. I also felt the back collar creep up too high around my neck, leaving me a little itchy.

Market & Spruce Cordelia Striped Boat Neck Sweater - Size Small, $58.00
Pros: Quality, layering piece
Cons: None
Kept? Yes


The final piece was one I could justify spending the money on. As something that can be worn multiple ways with a dress shirt underneath and a pop of unexpected color, I was hooked. This was perfect for my laid-back work dress code and I liked the color so it didn’t limit me to just plain colored jeans.

My Final Thoughts
Overall, I think my stylist did an amazing job of listening to all my requests! I would’ve easily kept all my pieces if they were more around the $50 mark or under. I would like to note that I did specify this in the drop down options of my profile (my selection was “The Cheaper The Better!”). It was a little disappointing because I fell in love with all the pieces but couldn’t justify the cost, even with the 25% off discount when you keep all 5 of your pieces. It still left my total at $223.00, which I was not prepared to spend on my very first fix. I will definitely be ordering a second fix soon, and will emphasis my budget in my note to the stylist.

Want to give it a try? Get started here!

Make sure to let us know about your first order, tweet us at @carafries & @itsCaitlinP!

:: Caitlin ::

*Photos by Lisa Finholm

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gift Guide For the Host: All Under $60!

Now that the Holidays are slowly creeping up on us, you'll probably start seeing a lot of different gift guides to make your Holiday shopping a little bit more easy! (or so I hope so!) Getting invited to a party always raises that one question, "what should I bring for the host?"  I believe that when attending a party at someones house, you should always bring a small gift to show appreciation.  It doesn't have to cost a ton, but it is a super nice and thoughtful gesture!  I found all of my hostess gifts at Nordstrom this year... who knew they had the cutest little gifts!?  My favorite is this sequin accent pillow and this 'booze' decanter.  Of course, all of my choices are white and gold... you should see my condo... but there are tons and tons of other super cute gift choices at here!

Happy Hosting! 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another Day... Another Instagram Round-up!

Blanket Scarf // Minnetonka Fringe Boots // Zella Leggings (these are the best!) // Kate Spade Tumbler // Green Sweater (comes in 8 colors!) // Aldo Bag (sold out)- Similar style!

Pineapple Romper (old)- similar (only $15!) // Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace // Prada Sunnies // Gucci Bag // Tory Burch 'Miller' Thong (5 colors!) // Aibi Watch (get $20 off with code 'CARAFRIES' // Spike Bracelet

Sunday Brunch tee (sold out) - similar! // Paige Skinny Jeans

Open knit cardigan // Kendra Scott Rayne necklace // Distressed skinny jeans // Wristology leopard watch - use the code 'marvelous20' for 20% off your order! // Guess booties

Instagram round-ups are one of my favorite things about reading blogs, because it gives me access to shop all the things I want and liked on someones instagram page, but in one spot! It's been a while since I did my last one, so bear with me on the number of pictures. :)
It is SO gloomy in Chicago today, all I want to do is cuddle up on the couch, watch some Christmas movies and drink hot cocoa! This time of the year is my favorite for doing all of the above, but it's also one of my favorite times to stroll around the city looking at all the Christmas lights and decorations! Spotify Christmas


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Perfect Holiday Outfit...

NORDSTROM - Shop Burberry Winter 2015 Gifts

With the Holiday season right around the corner,  I've started thinking about outfits that would be perfect for a family party, a work party or even just a Holiday party with friends.  Black and nude are two of my favorite colors when it comes to putting together an outfit.  Both colors can be dressed up or down, and is so transitional for bringing in other colors or patterns, so those can be the main focal point.  As much as I love my sweatpants and Lulu leggings, who doesn't love getting dressed up once in a while?  Getting dressed up and going to a Holiday party is one big part of winter that I look forward to, especially when you have the winters like we do!

 I am obsessed with this outfit and put it together because it incorporates everything that I love.  Feathers, leopard, black, gold, pink and studded heels! I would totally wear this to my Holiday work party (it depends on where you work, I work in a super laid-back office) or to a family Christmas party!  The plum lipstick and blush is the perfect touch to the gold/black details.