Ten Things About Me

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I love reading fun and quirky facts about people, so I thought today I would share ten (strange) things about me.
  1. I love sleep more than anything in the world but I am also a night owl. I get a burst of energy every night around 9:00. Even if I try to go to sleep early, I just lie there awake for hours. That being said, I could sleep until noon if someone let me.
  2. I love exercising almost as much as I love sleep. I will choose it over any other activity every. single. time.
  3. I am deathly afraid of spiders. Like, I will not enter a room if there is a chance there might be a spider in it. Every night before bed, I check every corner of my bedroom to make sure there aren’t any. I also have an exterminator come every three months to remove any “spider presence”.
  4. I am also terrified of deep water. The thought of water deep enough where you can’t see the bottom makes me sick to my stomach.
  5. I cannot stand the sound of people chomping on their food. Gum chewers are the worst. I literally have to remove myself from a room if someone eats like a cow.
  6. I hate being home alone. And by alone, I mean when my husband is gone overnight. I am such a scaredy cat. He travels for work, and I have called him in tears a few times in the middle of the night sure that someone was trying to break into our house.
  7. I never make my own coffee. I know that makes me sound like a brat but Starbucks just makes it so much better! But in reality, I just always forget to in the throes of getting two children out the door in the morning.
  8. I am a huge germaphobe and hate airplanes because if it. All the recirculated air. Barf. So nasty. It has also led to my fear of flying.
  9. If I didn’t have a full time job, I would never wear regular clothes. As soon as I’m home, the pajamas come on. My husband claims he has never seen me in anything other than sweats. 😉
  10. I love reading books backwards. I read the ending to find out what happens, and then I go back and read the whole thing from the beginning. I just can’t stand the suspense.
So how weird do you think I am?
Are you ready to unfollow me yet? 😉

Make the Most of Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday shopping can be super stressful. To say that stores are crowded is putting it lightly. I used to love going to the mall, and waiting in ridiculous lines, and then leaving very satisfied that I got all my shopping done. In my old age though, I prefer to spend it in front of the computer screen.

However you choose to shop on Black Friday, here are some tips to make the most of it:

  1. Make a list of what you “intend” to buy otherwise you can go a little crazy. I am the return queen, and always buy more then I need with the intention of returning some items when I decide what I really want to keep. If you are not good at returning, make a list do that you don’t purchase more than you actually need. Which brings me to my second point…
  2. Make a budget. I like to allocate certain amounts of money for different people, and then I just search for items within my budget.
  3. Browse ahead of time. I like to put things that I want into my online “shopping cart” and then I keep them there until they go on sale.
  4. Don’t buy something just because it is on sale – see my first two points of making a list and a budget. You will over spend and you will buy things you don’t really need if you do this. I guarantee you! If you do see something that you love, snap a picture of it and send it to your hubby/mom/mother in law. They are probably out shopping for you as well. 😉
  5. Read product reviews. You may want to shell out the extra money if a product works better or lasts longer than it’s less expensive counterpart.

Black Friday Sales Not to Miss and my picks:

Gap: 50% off EVERYTHING with code “BLKFRIDAY”

Old Navy: 50% off everything, no code needed!

Nordstrom: Nordstrom Black Friday Deals are HERE! Plus, take an extra 20% OFF select sale items online and in-store now! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Stitch Fix: Waived styling fee for JGS readers, or send a gift card!

Express: 50% off EVERYTHING + free shipping

LOFT: Black Fri-Yay: 50% Off Everything with code: FRIYAY. Offer valid 11/24 at 12am – 11/25 at 11:59pm

Madewell: 25% off your purchase with code “DONTSTRESS”

JCrew: 40% off your purchase with code “THANKU”

Splendid: Shop 30% off everything, including sale. Get gifting, Use Code TGIF

Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off orders over $100 with code “BLACK25”

Happy Shopping! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO,

Sara

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Sweater Weather: My Favorite Sweaters to wear now

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To say that I am obsessed with sweaters right now is an understatement. I. Can’t. Stop. Buying. Them. There are so many cute ones right now that it’s hard to narrow it down. Sweaters can get pricey though, and they take up a lot of room in your closet. Having too many can get overwhelming. I try to stick to buying sweaters that I know I will wear for many seasons to come. Below I’ve complied a few different lists of my favorite sweaters to hopefully make it easier for you to shop, and help narrow down your search.

Casual / Everyday Sweaters

Sweaters Under $60

Cardigans

Sweater Dresses

I hope you enjoyed my favorite sweater picks!
What sweater can you not stop wearing this season?
XO,
Sara


Shopping My Closet

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The Softest Sweater

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Sweater // Pants old, similar here // Boots old, similar here // Necklaces here and here // Earrings

I wore this outfit for a Starbucks date with my daughter. We were starting to go a little stir crazy from being stuck in the house, so we bundled up and ventured out after a break in the rain/snow/sleet we were having.

I wasn’t sure about this sweater when I saw it in the store but after trying it on I had to have it. It is made of the softest, almost chenille material, and it is warm and cozy despite being a cold shoulder top. It would also look gorgeous with a pair of maroon pants (I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair but I think I might give these a try). I sized up to a small. I could have easily gone with an XS but I like my sweaters oversized.

I am also loving these soft sweaters.

Happy Monday, Friends!

XO,

Sara

 

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Sweater (on sale!) // Pants (on sale!) // Booties (on sale!) // Bag, sold out (similar here) // Necklaces here and here // Earrings

I have a love/hate relationship with workwear. For me, it is alllll about being comfortable. The majority of my day is spent on the floor/chasing children/climbing playground equipment, etc. etc. If I sit down at all, it is in a chair made for a five year old. But even so, I need to dress professionally (although I think that teachers should be allowed to wear joggers and gym shoes every day 😉 ). Corduroys and the softest sweater are the perfect way to be professional and comfortable. These corduroys fit a little tight but will stretch with wear. I was still able to wear my usual size, and they come in a bunch of colors. I bought the sweater in a small vs. an x-small because I wanted it to be a little oversized.

Before this school year started, I purchased this bag shown above from JCrew. Best. Investment. For years, I was carrying a multitude of things to work, and trying to juggle it all without spilling my coffee while locking my car door. I used to carry my computer bag, lunch bag, workout clothes, giant water bottle, and a coffee. Now that I have this bag, I can simply shove everything inside. Now I carry this bag, and my coffee. It has made my life so much easier.

My favorite booties are on sale – grab them before they are gone! I am not one to forgo comfort for fashion but these are both. I can wear them all day, and they are beyond cute. I get so many compliments on them. Snag them now because spring will be here before we know it. 😉 Top the whole look off with some great everyday necklaces, and you are ready to go!

What is you favorite workwear look?

XO,

Sara

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