Nov 28, 2014

Happy Shopping!

It is such a great time to get your Christmas shopping done, especially this weekend with all of the sales going on! But.. if you are anything like me.. you would much rather pay the extra money for regular prices rather than fighting the crowds.  Problem solved- here are my favorite online sales going on now! So get that shopping done without leaving the house!  I tried to cut the hassle down a bit for you by putting many of the good sales in one place.  Also, I chose a few of my favorite items from some of the sales.  Your welcome! ;)

First off, Congrats Cynthia G. for winning the $25 Heirloom Finds Giveway. You will be contacted shortly by Heirloom Finds.  In the meantime, shop the sale and pick out your favorites!

Heirloom Finds:  $30 off of $100 discount reflected at checkout

Tory Burch:  Up to 30% using coupon code LUCKY (Ends Dec. 1)

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off, Free Shipping/Free Returns

Kate Spade:  Surprise Sale up to 75% off, Free Shipping on $200 or more (Ends Nov. 29), or 30% off regular priced items with coupon code DEALME (Ends Nov. 30)

Top Shop:  Up to 70% off and Buy1 get1 Free,  Free Shipping and Returns

The Shopping Bag:  35% off with code BLACKFRIDAY, free shipping on orders $100 or more
(Ends 11/28/2014 11:59 pm EST)

Other Sales:

Saks Fifth Avenue:  Up to 60% off 
Neiman Marcus:  Up to 50% off
Bloomingdale:  Up to 50% off + $25 off almost every $250 spent (Ends Nov.30)
ShopBop:  Take 25% off with code GOBIG14
Piperlime:  Take 25% off with code THANKFUL25
Old Navy:  Up to 50% off + an extra 15% off with code GRAVY
Daily Look:  Up to $80 off using promo code BLACKFRIDAY14 + Free Shipping
6pm: Up to 70% off
Rag & Bone:  Use promo code EXTRA25 for 25% off

Enjoy loves!

Nov 27, 2014

Seeing Spots

BLAZER:  Shop Impressions, Similar  LEGGINGS: Shop Impressions, Similar  SHIRT: Old, Similar CLUTCH: Tory Burch SUNNIES: Karen Walker  NECKLACE: Heirloom Finds  BRACELETS: Heirloom Finds, Sage K and Co, Stella & Dot SHOES:  Rack Room

Happy Thanksgiving Loves!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day spent relaxing with family and friends!  Oohhh and Happy Black Friday Shopping!!!! Don't forget to enter the Heirloom Finds Giveaway that ends tomorrow evening! Winner will be announced on Friday's post.

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Nov 25, 2014

Is This Real Life?

I wanted to share our proposal story on here as a way to document that amazing day, as well as to share our story with our friends, family, and of course my blog family and readers. Warning:  It is loonnnnggg.. I apologize in advance.  It was such a special day, I didn't want to leave anything out! Also, some pictures were taken with cell phones through all of the excitement, so please excuse the blurriness. 

But first.. 

Okay here we go..In order to understand the significance of the proposal, we must rewind.  

Flashback: Several years ago Jon surprised me with a trip to New York for Valentine's Day.  We were only there a few days, but we crammed as much as we could in our short visit!  Of course, I wanted to do all of the touristy things and he was such a good sport to go along with it.  Our second night there we had an absolute blast doing just that! We made our way to Central Park, got a caricature drawn of us,  took a carriage ride, and then went to eat Chinese (which was the best Chinese I have ever had in my life)!  We made so many memories that trip! 

 This makes us laugh every time we see it! We paid good money for this... hahaha Wow!

We also got another caricature done this past January in Florida at Sea World... because I just love them so much! I know I'm such a nerd!

Proposal Day:
A few weeks ago Jon told me he had a very important business meeting with the partners of his company and he wanted me there to support him.  A few days before the meeting he told me that he would be playing golf with his business partners all day, and the company was paying for hotels for each of them to stay in Greenville that night.  He told me to pack a bag and just come to the hotel after work to get ready for the dinner.  Well.. if you know me at all.. you know that I hate to do anything on a school night! I tried to weasel my way out of having to go to the hotel, and just meeting him at the dinner.  He wouldn't budge though, so the night before I was stomping around packing a bag, mumbling to myself that I just didn't see the big deal of me meeting him there.  

Fast forward to Thursday after school,  I get to the hotel and run in the door so excited telling him that my amazing co-workers voted and I got Teacher of the Year at my school!!  I just couldn't believe it! He was so excited for me as always, and told me he had a snack for me to hold me over for dinner.  On the desk, he had my slice of pizza and tons of documents with statistics from his company, meeting agendas, and pages and pages of documents showing the company's growth.  I proofread pages, went over his agenda, and then got ready for dinner.   Meanwhile he told me several stories about the windy "golf" day he had, and even had his golf clothes laying around.  As I was getting ready for dinner, he said he was running downstairs to meet his business partner and his wife.  When he came back in the room, he said that they were running late but he arranged for us to take a cab.  On our way to the "cab", he told me he was so excited to see what he got us to ride in to dinner.  When we got down to the lobby, there was a horse and carriage outside of the hotel.  I couldn't believe we were taking this to the business dinner but of course I loved it!!! 

And no at this point I had no idea!! I had no clue the entire time! 

We get to the entrance of Falls Park, and he tells me we are going to wait here for his partner and his wife.  As we are waiting there, we start walking around a bit, and he gets a phone call.  While he is on the phone, a woman approaches us and asks us if we had time for a caricature.  She said she was starting a new hobby, and she often comes here to practice.  Jon told her that we didn't have much time, and she told us it would be very quick about 10 minutes.  Then, he asked her how much it would be and she said it would be free because she was just practicing.  Of course I wanted to do it, and just elbowed him.  We sat down at a bench with a waterfall in front of us, and a bridge behind us.  It took over ten minutes, and I kept whispering to Jon "Oh no we are going to be late!"  He just smiled and said "It's okay, they can't start without me!".  And then I realized I had no cash to tip her with either!! So.. there I go elbowing him again- "Um babe we need to tip her and I don't have any cash!"  After whispering about how much of a tip we should give her, she told us she was ready to show us.  

Oh my goodness I was in shock!! I just kept looking at her saying "are you serious, seriously?!!?"  Then, she pointed to him, and he was down on one knee! Oh my goodness was I in shock!! After   being convinced this was real life, I finally said YES!! I just couldn't believe it! 

After the excitement of the actual proposal, I heard my family screaming.  They were up on the bridge watching the whole thing.  His parents flew in from California, my parents were on the IPAD face timing from Arizona, my aunt, uncle, sisters, and brother-in-law were all there to celebrate.  He got a limo to pick my family up to drive them to Greenville, and then take us to dinner afterwards.  The limo was full of champagne, beer, roses, and a sweet card he wrote me.  Then, he asked where I thought we were going next.. Um- home I thought?!  Nope, he had recreated our entire New York night, and took us to Chinese afterwards.  

After a night of celebrating with our families, we stayed in the hotel.  When I woke up to get ready for school, room service was knocking on the door.  The man thought of every last detail! It was absolute perfection.  Not only was the proposal amazing... I am marrying a man that I never thought could ever exist.  He is perfect for me, and I cannot wait to start our lives together!

Thanks for reading our extremely long proposal story!   Ladies that have wedding planning experience, please email me with suggestions, tips, etc!! I need all the help I can get with planning this!!  Our first night of planning ended in an anxiety attack and me telling him, he didn't care about our wedding.  The next day I came home to this....

Yep... I am truly one lucky girl!!! Absolutely cannot wait for our special day! 


Nov 21, 2014

You're Welcome Boys!

Gifts For Her Under $100

Gifts For Her Under $100 by prettylittlepursuits featuring Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade

I love looking through gift guides around this time of the year! Especially gift guides for HIM!  I have the hardest time shopping for my brother, dad, and of course the boyfriend.  SO... I thought I would do a favor for all of you men out there that struggle to find that perfect gift for the lovely lady in your life.  And to make it even better.. all of these items are under $100!

Ladies, I also added several items that I think would be great purchases for your besties, sisters, and even mom.  Don't worry though,  I am currently collecting research for a gift guide for him!  Feel free to email me if you have any good ideas! I promise I won't be mad! :)


Nov 19, 2014

When All Else Fails.. Accessorize: Heirloom Finds Giveaway

SWEATER: Old, Similar, Cute  SHIRT:  Ross Dress for Less, Adore, Cute option  JEANS:  American Eagle, Love  BOOTIES:  Old, Similar  BAG:  Louis Vuitton NECKLACE:  Heirloom Finds c/o BRACELETS:  Heirloom Finds c/o, Stella & Dot, Sage K and Co.

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"  Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day.  They can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that's versatile.  For instance, a strong piece of jewelry can make a simple outfit look elegant."
                      -Giorgio Armani

Amen!! I couldn't have said it any better! I spend almost just as much time accessorizing an outfit than I do actually picking the outfit out itself.  If you have been following my blog, you have seen my love of shiny bracelets, statement necklaces, and big earrings.  Soo.. where do I find all of these amazing accessories without breaking the bank?  

Heirloom Finds is one of my favorite online jewelry boutiques.  They have amazing prices on unique, high quality jewelry pieces.  And not only do they have a HUGE selection of fashion jewelry, they also have one of a kind vintage pieces!!! I promise you will love Heirloom Finds as much as I do!  They also have gorgeous new arrivals that would be perfect for that family Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas party. If you use the promo code PRETTY25, you will receive 25% off of your purchase.  And not to overwhelm you with good news or anything..BUT Heirloom Finds is also giving away a $25 e-gift card! How amazing would this be to win?! Oh and did I mention their pieces would make great gifts for Christmas. :)

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Nov 17, 2014

Feeling Fuzzy

SWEATER:  Impressions, Similar JACKET:  Express LEGGINGS:  Urban Proper  BOOT SOCKS:  Free People, Similar SUNNIES:  Karen Walker  CROSSBODY:  Tory Burch  WATCH:  Charming Charlie  EARRINGS:  Heirloom Finds c/o, Similar BRACELETS:  Heirloom Finds c/o, Sage K and Co  BOOTS:  Frye

My absolute favorite thing to wear during the cold winter months are fleece lined leggings!! They are the most comfortable things to wear (right up there with oversized sweatpants in my book).  They are also extremely warm.  My favorite pair are from Urban Proper and they are only $12!  This weekend we had a drastic temperature drop... all the way to the way down to the twenties! Eeeeek... I wasn't prepared and ended up doing a wardrobe change half way through the day.  The first thing I ran to were these leggings, then my fuzzy sweater, and boot socks. Much more cozy! I bought this sweater on sale in the Spring, and could not wait to pull it out of the closet! Since I got it on sale in the Spring, of course they no longer had it, but I found the precious option below at Forever 21 for under $25!!!! 

Ps.  Stay tuned for another giveaway this week! 

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Nov 14, 2014

October Recap: Favorite Finds

I am a little late... but goodbye October!! You were such a whirlwind month and you were full of exciting new adventures! Now onto turkeys, food, christmas decorations, carols, and family traditions. Does anyone else feel like time is just flying by?! I can't believe I already need to start my Christmas shopping... wait who am I kidding?  Due to my procrastinating nature, Christmas shopping will definitely happen the week before.  

Anyways,  I wanted to do an October recap and decided to share some of my most favorite pieces that I just happen to have worn this past month.  So here it goes! 

 3.  Blanket Scarves like the one featured in Mad for Plaid

Speaking of Thanksgiving and Christmas, head on over to my Instagram and enter the $500 Whole Foods Thanksgiving Giveaway! It ends tonight so be sure to get your entries in!! How awesome would it be to win that?! I am a little jealous! :)

Happy Friday Loves!!

Nov 13, 2014

All Mixed Up

SWEATER:  Old, Similar TANK TOP: Similar  BAG: Louis Vuitton  BOOTS: Frye  SCARF: American Eagle BRACELETS:  Heirloom Finds c/o, Sage K and Co.  SUNNIES:  Karen Walker  EARRINGS:  Heirloom Finds (part of a set) c/o

Lions, and Tigers, and ... Prints?! Oh my!  

I absolutely love experimenting with fashion!  I love to pull out the most random items of clothing in my closet, and then try to pair them together somehow.  I think my favorite outfits are created when I have absolutely no idea what I am doing.  My favorite is pairing complete opposites together, and then realizing they were actually perfect for each other.  And that is exactly how I felt about this leopard print tank, and my super comfy plaid scarf.  Plaid + Leopard = Perfection! What are your favorite prints to pair together?!  I love getting new ideas!

Ps.  Don't forget to check my Instagram later tonight!! There may be a chance to win a $500 gift card to Whole Foods!!! ;)
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