Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday Bonanza + link up

Happy almost-long-weekend!!! Who am I kidding, I've been off since Friday, and have been very much enjoying the time off! But for those of you who are still working, I hope the next couple of days go by really fast for you. In the meantime, it's kind of hard to avoid the Black Friday sales coverage! There's nothing in particular that I have my eye on at the moment. I usually like the excitement of venturing off early Friday morning and seeing how shopping fate sets in! For those that need to prioritize your time and money, I wanted to round up some of my most favorite recent purchases to help jog some inspiration for you to reference during these impending (or already started!) sales! 

Suede moto jacket, lace tee, American Eagle begging crop, Valentino rockstuds
The neutral colored suede moto jacket (exact, budget option, cheapest option)

Neutral colored suede moto jacket outfit ideas
(I'm wearing a medium)

I have been wearing this jacket non-stop. You can see proper blog photos of it in this post here. It is warm and the cut and fit were exactly what I was looking for! I love that it really goes with any and all colors. If you don't have a neutral moto jacket in your life, I highly suggest you add it to your shopping list! If you have your eye on my exact one, I sized up and am wearing a medium. It definitely runs small.

Express minus the leather jacket
The black faux leather moto jacket (exact)

Express minus the leather jacket outfit ideas
(I'm wearing a small)

If real suede or leather is not your thing, there are so many faux leather options to choose from. This minus-the-leather jacket from Express is a long time favorite. I'm pretty sure I've had it for as long as I have had this blog! My love for it has had a resurgence this season and I've basically been alternating this one with my neutral suede version! This runs true to size, I am wearing a small.

Floral bomber jacket
The floral bomber jacket (exact)

You can see proper blog photos of this jacket on me in this post here. The bomber jacket is having such a moment right now, and this tapestry print makes me so much happy! It's a great alternative to a moto jacket or a denim jacket or a utility jacket, when you want something effortless with a twist! This definitely runs big. I sized down to an XXS.

Lace up neckline sweater
The lace up sweater (exact)

Lace up cold shoulder sweater, Free people hybrid booties
Lace-up cold shoulder sweater (exact)

Express circle hem, zip up sweater
Front zip extreme circle hem sweater (exact)

Express plush camo sweater, Sneak Peek jeans
Camo slash neck off the shoulder sweatshirt (exact)

Express sweaters outfit ideas
Camo slash neck off the shoulder sweatshirt (I'm wearing a small) | Lace up sweater (I'm wearing a small) | Front zip extreme circle hem sweater (I'm wearing an XS) | Lace-up cold shoulder sweater (I'm wearing a small)

Express is killing the sweater game this season! I'm obsessed with all of them, not even going to lie! It's tempting not to get all colors in each one of these styles. Though, I confess that I did end just ordered the front zip sweater in olive. Oops! I have too many olive pieces already, but I just could not resist! Talk about effortless. Each one of these sweaters will become a closet staple.

American Rag utility vest, Naturalizer Fortunate booties
The wine colored utility vest (exact)

American Rag wine colored vest outfit ideas
(I'm wearing a small)

This vest is another unexpectedly favorite purchases of the season! You can see better photos of it in this blog post here. I wear my olive version so much, that wine seemed to be the next logical color to get! Especially since wines and burgundies are inherently fall and I crave them even more this time of year! If you're a collector of utility vests like I am, this one deserves to be in your collection.

Express twill shirt dress, Vince Camuto Katleen booties
The peep toe, cut out bootie (exact)

Evereve stripe dress, Sole Society Lyriq booties
The olive bootie (exact)

Fall must-have booties
(I'm wearing my true size in both pairs)

It's no secret that I am a big bootie addict. Wait, what? Let me rephrase that. Ahem. I am a huge fan of booties! Suede, peep toe, both, give me all of them! I have several pairs in my collection, but these two pairs probably yield the most use and the most compliments! The peep toe booties were a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchase. I was able to score them for $50 off, but even if I had to pay full price for them, I'd say my price per wear has got to be as low as $1 by now considering how much I wear them! There will come a time in the winter where peep toes aren't the best life choice and that's when my olive booties will come in even handier! It's a nice neutral color when I'm not quite feeling like black or cognac booties.

American Eagle olive skinnies, Frye Jane shortie boot
The best jean leggings, this pair in olive (exact)

American Eagle jeggings

Yep, I'm just going to go out on a limb and say that American Eagle is rocking my jegging world at the moment. You know I'm a huge fan of Express jean leggings and Gap high stretch jeans also, but when I had to replace some of my jeans thanks to my weight loss this year, I found the wash selection at American Eagle was the most diverse. Plus, they really hold their shape well. Lately I've been feeling like some of my other jeans stretch out a little too easily, but American Eagle's stay nice and fitted throughout the leg, which makes them the best candidates to wear with booties. If you haven't tried them in awhile, I encourage you to give them another go!


Whew!!!! This was quite the post to put together for you, but I hope it's helpful and you're able to score some awesome deals this weekend! If you're a fellow blogger and have your own Black Friday or Cyber Monday post put together, we would love for you to share it with us in the link up below! See the simple guidelines at the end of this post! Have a great rest of the week! You probably won't hear from me again until I'm back reporting my Black Friday haul!! Have the best Thanksgiving!!! I truly am thankful for each and every one of you who take time out of your days to pay my little blog a visit! <3

MelShay, and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday, What I Wore to Work, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline

Black Friday Bonanza link up button
Black Friday Bonanza link up hosted by 

The rules are simple: 
1. Add your Black Friday or Cyber Monday themed post (whether it's a Wishlist, Gift Guide, Sale Guide, etc.) to our link-up anytime between Tuesday, November 22 and Monday, November 28. All bloggers who join the link-up with a qualifying post will be entered for a chance to win a $60 Gift Card to Nordstrom! 

2. Include links back to all three link-up hosts: PinksoleMore Pieces of Me, or On the Daily Express within the exact post you are adding to the link up. 

The link-up is open to all but only those who met the criteria above will be eligible to win the gift card. We hope you can join us! 


  1. Some lovely items here. I'm still saving for a pair of Rockstuds!

  2. So many great things! Really love that suede jacket!

  3. Yesss...love this round-up!! So many amazing pieces. I'm glad you shared a front view reminder of that olive sweater because it looks so cropped on the model (not what I want) vs. on you. Added it to the cart!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. So many great pieces - love the utility vest, the tunic dress, the jackets and !!!

  5. I have been having issues with jeans stretching out, too. There is nothing that drives me crazy more! I love that suede moto jacket and Express has been killing it with their sweaters lately!

  6. Yay for a week off! So glad you've enjoyed. So many good outfits in this post and good sales right now!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style