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FESTIVE WINTER STYLE: FRINGE SWEATER AND POLKA DOT PANTS

The Steele Maiden: Festive winter style in a fringe snowflake sweater, polka dot pants and velvet hair bow

More so than big, fancy parties (although if you’re going that route – this look and this one could serve as inspiration), I find my December schedule filling with slightly more casual – though no less festive – affairs. Cocktails with friends, a brand’s holiday event, or a movie date with Adam (our local theater plays classics like ‘Its a Wonderful Life’ this time of year!). Occasions that call for something in the holiday spirit without going overboard. Because sometimes an ugly Christmas sweater just won’t do…

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NEW YEARS EVE STYLE: VELVET WRAP DRESS AND TASSEL EARRINGS

NYE Party Style - Velvet Wrap Dress and Tassel Earrings

After the month of November (a month that calling ‘busy’ would be an understatement, had zero free weekends and led me to being painfully sick with a stomach bug for several days) – Adam and I decided to ring in December with a veryyy low key weekend. We slept in late, baked snickerdoodle cookies (my favorite), picked out our Christmas tree and decorated it, and went out/got dressed only when we felt like it. Not when an impending schedule dictated that we must. It was just what the doctor ordered. And luckily for the blog’s sake, twirling around downtown in this pretty velvet wrap dress was exactly what I felt like wearing on Sunday evening.

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COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAYS: VOLUME II, ISSUE I

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And I’m back with Part Two! This time, adding ideas for home, decor and entertaining to the first half of my guide which tackled style and gifts (jump straight to page 30 if you want to get to the new section.. although it’s best read front to back!). Now that it’s complete, I’m hoping more than ever that this handy guide serves you up ideas and inspiration all season long. Something that answers those tricky questions like ‘What do I wear for my winter bridal shower? An ice-skating date? Holiday travel?’ or ‘What do I get my outdoorsy Dad or minimalist boss for the holidays? or ‘What festive cocktail could I serve when friends come over?’. My hope is that you can reference this guide from now through New Year’s any time you have a question about how to handle the season in style. That way you can quickly get back to the more important things, like spending time with family & friends… and sipping champagne. Enjoy! xx

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SOLE SOCIETY PONCHO AND FLORAL BOOTIES

Sole Society Poncho and Floral Booties

If you’re anything like me, than you’re already in full out holiday mode. Between the long weekend, putting the finishing touches on part 2 of my ‘Complete Guide to the Holidays’ (coming soon! check out part one here) and the fact that I can now listen to Christmas music without shame.. practically everything is tinsel-trimmed from now through New Years. But realistically, I’m not wearing a holiday party dress every day. That’s where this cozy oversized poncho and floral booties come in handy.

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BEST OF: CYBER MONDAY SALES (PLUS! $1,000 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY)

Casual holiday style - fringe snowflake sweater and velvet hair bow

Not to be outdone by Black Friday (or if you were still in a turkey coma and missed it), Cyber Monday seems bigger and better than ever this year. I’m almost halfway through my shopping list and am using today to hopefully wrap up the rest. And in case you’ve still got quite a few names on your list – scroll down to enter my group giveaway for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Nordstrom, which will hopefully come in handy for one lucky winner!

BEST OF SALES:

ANTHROPOLOGIE – 20% off sitewide + free shipping over $150 (go for beautiful throw blankets, pretty party dresses and giftable candles and mugs)

AMAZON – major deals across all categories (go for the electronics like a Kindle or a DSLR camera)

BANANA REPUBLIC – 50% off everything – no exclusions (grab men’s suiting, women’s dresses and boots &  heels)

BODEN – 30% off sitewide + free shipping over $49 with code: XXXX (everything Adam and I are wearing in this post is now on sale!) 

COACH – 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code: THANKS2016 (pick up a classic tote or saddle bag that will never go out of style) 

FRENCH CONNECTION – 40% off sitewide with code: F40BLF (go straight for the party dresses

GAP – 50% off sitewide with code: CYBMON (sweaters for him, anything BabyGap, and coats for her)

GIGI NEW YORK – Spend more, save more – starting at 20% off $125 purchase (this crossbody is my hands down most carried bag) 

JCREW – 40% off sitewide with code: HOLIDAY (this is a BIG one and there’s something for everyone on your list – a winter coat, sweaters for him and her, cold weather accessories, statement earrings & a pair of cute slippers

KATE SPADE – 30% off sitewide with code: WIRED (a classic satchel or a cute phone case

LANDS’ END – 45% off sitewide with code: CYBER (go for outerwear and sleepwear for him and her

LOFT – 50% off sitewide + free shipping with code: CYBERMONDAY (grab a coat or pretty top for yourself, no judgement)

MADEWELL – 25% off sitewide with code: CYBERMONDAY (pick up cute sweaters and giftable cold weather accessories

NORDSTROM – Savings on categories sitewide (this is one where you’ll want to stock up – look for activewear, women’s boots, beauty kitsdresses for every occasion & outerwear

OLD NAVY – 50% off sitewide (a great time to pick up things for the kids on your list + cozy flannels, sweaters and sleepwear for yourself)

SHOPBOP – Up to 25% off sitewide (this is your chance to grab the brands that don’t usually go on sale – think Hunter Boots or Loeffler Randall & little luxuries like watches and sunglasses

SOLE SOCIETY – 30% off all footwear and apparel (these riding boots have been my favorites for over a year now) 

TALBOTS – 50% off one item, 40% off everything else + free shipping (everything in this casual holiday look and this dressy holiday look are on sale) 

TARGET – Major discounts on all categories (nearly a one-stop shop – this iPad or blender would make killer gifts) 

URBAN OUTFITTERS – $15 off $75+ or $50 off your $150+ order (pick up jackets for him & dresses for her or a Fujifilm Instax Camera

WEST ELM – Up to 50% off sitewide (go for hostess gifts or a great piece of framed art

Now…it’s time for an awesome giveaway! I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers from all across the country to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/5. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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