Valentine’s Gifts: For Him + Her

Valentine’s is such a fun holiday – I used to dread it being single, but the holiday itself is about spreading love and kindness to your favorite people – not just the significant other. I find so much joy in gifting little baked treats, small items, and fun beauty finds to my girls. Brightens up their day and puts a smile on their face.

These are some of my favorite things right now, and would make amazing gifts for him or for her! Men – look no further, just pick off this list and you’ll be good! Also – don’t forget chocolates and flowers for added bonus points!

I think Valentine’s day should be fun and playful – and not about spending tons of money. It’s one little holiday – no need to go crazy, but you do want to help people feel special. These gifts are perfect for friends, coworkers, family and anyone else! Click on the images below to shop!

For Him:

For Her:

Also – these tops are so cute for Valentines Day! If you still need something fun to wear to work that day, or out on a date! These are all great options!

Also rounded up all my favorite pajamas for you below! I personally LOOOOVE pajamas and they’re so fun to wear all year round. A few of these are from my try on session!

My Best Purchases of 2018!

When you’re a style blogger – you’re constantly getting new things to wear, mixing and matching your wardrobe, and the first to find the latest and greatest new arrivals. There are some staples that I got this year that I am just in love with and will continue to wear! Below are my best purchases of 2018 and most of them are still available to shop!

Lets talk dresses! The ASTR dress needs to belong in every woman’s closet. It’s stunning, under $90, and so well made. Not to mention comes in over 15 colors. Simple V neck, adjustable straps, shorter layer underneath with a longer lace layer. It’s perfect for any special occasion and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn mine! Another dress favorite is the Leith dress. It is so flattering on ANY body type. Rouched on the sides, has a cute wrap layer in the front, and also comes in multiple colors. What I love about this dress is how versatile it is from season to season. No need to pack it up for winter because it’s perfect to layer under a denim jacket, or toss on a chunky knit sweater! Goes with sandals, heels, sneakers, boots… it can be styled so many ways! Highly recommend both of these! I wear a small in both for reference!

Jeans! I love jean shopping – mostly because I don’t usually run into a fit issue with them unless they’re cut really oddly. My two favorite pairs of the year are my AG Farah Skinny Ankle cut jeans, and my button fly Madewell Jeans. The AG jeans just fit like a glove. They are the perfect length for ankle boots or any type of shoe. Not sure what magic potion is in them, but they are so slimming and the dye lines and fading just make your legs look toned and perky! They are a splurge, but I’ve had mine for over a year and they still look just as good as they did when I bought them. The Madewell jeans…. OMG they’re the best too! Sit SO HIGH on your waist. I mean if you need a pair to suck you in and be super high wasited for crop tops – theses are you go to’s! They’re slimming and the fit is perfect. The buttons add such a fun detail to any outfit. Love them! Def getting another pair and the white ones for summer! The AG run TTS, but I would size down one in Madewell. They sit so high you will need one size down for the right fit!

Shoes! I have a problem here, because I want every shoe and somehow convince myself that I indeed NEED them all. HA! My favorite pairs are below and I cannot say enough good things about all of them. Comfort, durability, fit, ZERO blisters or rubbing. All of them are fantastic and run TTS! The studded flats are my FAV! So cozy and the best neutral shade! Go with everything and give a little pop of detail! Same with the leopard flats. So easy to pair with neutrals and colors, and they are so comfortable! My OTK boots are by far my fav thing I splurged on this year. Took me a while to get on this trend, but I’m never looking back! My Marc Fishers are my favorite low cut bootie and the color is perfection. They come in a ton of colors, but this light beige/grey goes with everything. These are expensive and I got them when they went half off to $100 – but I’m obsessed with how pointy they are and how slimming they make your legs look. I just got these black high top sneakers that are SO FUN, you must get them! All the rest are in the photos below! GIMME ALL THE SHOES!

Thermals. I live in thermals! They’re so comfortable and easy to layer and dress up or down. It’s like wearing a blanket all day – who wouldn’t want that? My favorite are the Free People ones. Every year they come out with a thermal that tops last years. Not sure how but I love them. Sleeves are super long too and they wash really well – I have red, black, and grey! There are more too! I’m also obsessed with the Socialite thermal with the big buttons. I post them all the time on the blog and I have all three colors! Urban outfitters always has a good tie thermal too! TONS of colors and the little tie at the bottoms is such a great pop of detail! Wearing an XS in Free People and Socialite, small in urban!

I actually didn’t really buy a designer bag this year… shocking, but nothing was jumping out on me! I did get a couple bags, and have one from before, that I just love for everday use! This big reversible tote definitely got some wear this year. It’s large, but not massive and had two shades of brown which I love. The other tote I got, also under $50, was another fav. Love the handles on it! Little gold rings, and also came with a cross body strap that made it easy to carry and wear different ways! My little Kate Spade bag is also a staple! Such a great neutral color and easy to rock for a night out! Also only $138 which is still affordable for KS! Also – leopard clutch! Must have for date nights and pop of print!

Stripe sweaters! OMG can I be more obsessed with stripes? I think not. Thankfully stripes and color blocking was so trendy this season – and still going strong! Madewell came in clutch with TONS of cute stripes sweaters and I think I bought them all! My favorite was the neutral tone mock neck and the bright stripe! Wear them all the time and just so obsessed. They are slightly pricier than most sweaters but they wear so well and hold up to anything! Usually get XS but depending on the fit I go small! The rest are just some other cute ones you can still snag today if you want – including the black and white with pink sweater I posted yesterday on Instagram!

Last but not least…CAMO and some other odds and ends! This utility jacket was one of my most purchased items and for good reason! It’s the BEST fit and length. The little pink stitching at the top is so cute and I wear it all the time! I got XS. Also – this little sweatshirt sweater from Jcrew is another camo favorite. I recently got two more tees from Aerie – one is below and definitely go two sizes up! I got a Medium and its a great fit. Last but not least – these Spanx leggings. A slurge but let me tell you there is no better faux leather legging on the market. You can try and save money and get a copycat but it’s not worth it. These are so high waisted, shape you, suck you in, but dont cut off your circulation. OBSESSED! Get some you wont regret it!

How To: Dress for NYE!

NYE is such a fun night, but can be stressful if you don’t have the right look. I love dressing up, but I always feel like I’ll be too dressed down, or too dressed up… or show up in sparkle dress when everyone else is dressed in jeans or pant looks! We text our girls asking what they’re wearing and they all feel the same or are undecided… right? Maybe a dress, I ate too many cookies so probably a cute tunic and leggings with boots, I’m going all out – YOLO! Ha, we all have different ways to dress up, and different places to go that may change what we decide to wear! Regardless of all these thoughts, it’s always important to feel comfortable and confident regardless of what you choose! Confidence will shine more than your look!

For those of you who love a good black jean or pants outfit… here are a few ideas to jazz them up! Black jeans are always so slimming, especially with a pointed toe boot or pump! This will help your legs look longer! Add a pop of sparkle on your bag, or a bright color in your bag or shoes, and you’ve got a great look that you feel comfortable in! I love a good lace top! They are so elegant and pretty, and a little dressier! They’re perfect for holidays, company parties, and NYE. Pair them with your best jeans and you have a sophisticated look. I’ve paired mine with a leopard pump and a red bag. Added a little sparkle in my earrings – and a bold lip and TADA! Perfect for the Holiday season and I’d so much rather be in pants for this holiday!


Another great look to rock if you prefer to keep your legs covered.. is these spanx feau leather leggings! They have a little sheen to them and can really elevate you look. I’ve paired them with this adorable leopard top from Vici Dolls – that has an open back detail! From the front you have this adorable look that mixes prints and materials… a pointy boot or pump… then you turn around and you have a new level of detail. The back dips low in a cross pattern, but you can still wear a normal bra! AMEN! the knot sits right at your lower back! I’ve just paired this with my favorite little black bag, but you can easily rock a sparkle clutch too! Super easy – these leggings are also LEGIT the best. High waist and wash well, and so easy to wear a million other ways! Worth the splurge. Wearing a small in the top and leggings! My exact top is sold out, but I linked some other cute leopard options!


This dress is so classic! I love it so much… I just got a new one because it’s on sale! Its perfect for weddings, showers, dinner parties, company events… such a classic cut, perfect length, and just simply gorgeous. Usually only $89 but on sale for $66-$77 depending on the color you choose! There are like 15 so you can definitely find the right color for your skin tone and event you’re headed to! I’m wearing the Navy India Ink color… but they’re all fabulous. Wearing a small. If concerned… size up!


Love dresses and headed to a dressier event? Here are a couple I’m obsessed with that really stand out for being different! This one shoulder red dress is from Dress & Dwell. It’s structured so it stays in place, and the one shoulder detail is so different than other dresses out there. The cut on this dress is so unique and I just love how sophisticated it is!This boutique has some really cute things and you can get 25% off using code SUGARCOATEDCHIC on their entire site! This other dress is also soooo cute! I love sequins, but feel than can look a little cheap if not done right, but not this dress! Perfect stripes of sequins with bold colors. The back ties up in a criss cross giving it some extra detail. Wear some tights and boots, or just a simple black heel like my friend Abby did in this look! Both cute options and under $100! Wearing a small in both!


This next dress I wore to my company holiday party, but it would be so perfect for NYE too! Long sleeves which I love because I’m always cold, and has the most beautiful sheen on it! It’s a wrap dress with a cinched waist line, and has a shorter skirt underneath.The longer layer really flows when you walk giving the dress a lot of movement. Love this color and the fit is perfect. I’m wearing an XSMALL.


Another dress option if you live in FREEZING cold Chibera or other parts of the midwest, is this adorable pearl sweater dress from Chicwish! How cute, right? A little ballon sleeve, and pearl details around the top of the dress and sleeves make for a perfect NYE look! I’ve paired it with some black tights and my favorite black booties! Comfortable yet chic and you will definitely stand out in a crowd without feeling too much, or too casual! Absolutely love this dress. You can also belt it to give yourself a little waistline, but can easily be worn without! Only $66 and so adorable. This can be worn to work, a date night, and be dressed up or down so easily! Wearing a S/M.


Let’s talk jumpsuits and skirts! These two options are from Lulu’s and are perfect for NYE. This pleated skirt is the right amount of sparkle, and with how pale my legs are, it helps cover most of them up! Ha. I’ve paired it with a velvet halter top and my sparkle pumps from target! This velvet top is so pretty and has a little sheen, but isn’t too much with the skirt. They both compliment each other so well! Add your favorite black ankle strap heel and you have such a classic look perfect for dancing! Wearing XSMALL in skirt and small in the tank.


This jumpsuit is a KNOCKOUT! it’s so slimming, tons of length in the legs if you’re tall or want to wear a big heel, and the cut at the top is amazing! It flows a little to give you a shape. I do wear my Spanx under this – and probably should have gotten a small. However when I bought this I was training for a triathlon and was a tad more toned/slim in the leg and butt area than I am now – ha, so I need a little extra help! Either way, such an amazing fit and I love how confident I feel every time I wear this out! I paired it with a silver heel, so sparkle earrings, and will either grab a leopard or a bright red clutch to go with it! Wearing XSMALL but would prob order a small if ordered today!


Click on the photos to shop! Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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Last Minute Sales

If you’re looking for those last minute deals before the Holiday… some of my favorite retailers have some great sales going. If you shop within the next 10 hours, your order will still arrive in time for Christmas!

Starting with Loft! They have 50% off right now AND free shipping. Loft is my favorite store for classic everyday pieces as well as office friendly clothing. It’s important to me that my clothing is appropriate for my age and the workplace, as well as wearing them as everyday clothing! This vest is a perfect example.  You can dress it up or down, and its really cozy. Comes in a couple colors too!IMG_0339.jpg


This spotted blouse is another favorite for the work place! It’s a great classic fit with tiny little dots on it. Dark navy color so it pairs well with any color cardigan and jeans or a nice grey dress pant!


Click on the photos below to shop all my favorites! I havent been able to post some of my new items, but if you want sizing info I’ll be doing a try-on session in my stories tonight on instagram – so check it out @sugarcoatednchic!

Abercrombie also has an amazing sale going on where the entire site is 50% off plus an extra 15% off on certain items! I love their stuff for everyday basic layers. I have some of my best cardigans and layers tees/camis from here that I wear year after year. I am always a size small here in tops and Sweaters. I can do XS, but I like having a little extra room in case I accidentally dry something!

Here are a couple of my favorite things from there!

Gap and Old Navy are also having 50% off, and Old Navy has up to 75% select items. Again, great everyday pieces at super affordable price points. I love their sweaters and jeans!


Shop my Gap and Old Navy favorites here!

Express – also 50% off the entire site as well. Below are my picks!

Tweed Dress: Three ways!

Another styled three ways post for you. I love doing these because you can easily turn one piece of clothing into three totally different looks. Sometimes you would never think to style a dress or a top in a different way than you usually do – so I am here to help!

This tweed dress was gifted to my by Dress & Dwell – and for someone who doesn’t normally wear too many dresses, I was really excited for this one! It’s a square neck with small spaghetti straps, with a wrapped cross-over skirt with a frayed edge. So cute! While it’s adorable on it’s own, I wanted to spice it up from the regular throw on some heels and go! See below! It’s no longer on their site – but it is on Lulu’s and I linked some similar ones too!

My first look is more casual for everyday. This is perfect in the summer or winter, and can be worn with so many different booties. I’m wearing a simple white tee under this dress, and my favorite black pointed to booties. They’re a little higher ankle cut and super pointy so they make your legs look extra long! I also chose to wear my purse as a crossbody so it keeps the look more casual and everyday. I’m obsessed! Such a perfect date night look, brunch with the girls, or just everyday chic!


My second look is more for when it’s colder and you want a little pop of color! Insert these adorable red boots! Ankle cut to help elongate your legs, and the bright red makes this black and white look really stand out! This free people top is the best for this dress. It’s super tight in the body, but the sleeves have this amazing ballooning from the elbow down, so it’s perfect to wear under a dress! It’s adorable on its own with some skinny jeans as well! Kept my jewelry simple here with some studs and a pendant necklace, and rocked the same black crossbody! Love this look and so fun for an office party, a night out on the town, or a Christmas party with your friends!


The third look is my favorite – thanks to these booties! talk about office party chic right here! Throw on a cute black and white cardigan, or a blazer of your choice – and rock these black and white boots! They’re currently on sale for under $80 and are legit amazing. I love a good pair of shoes and these will be so fun all winter with jeans, tights, dresses, skirts – you name it they will jazz up any look! My sweater is from Zara and has the cutest black edge and big gold buttons.


You can shop all these looks below! Hope you enjoyed!

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Stocking Stuffers: For Him and Her!

Happy Sunday Babes! Stockings are one of my favorite things to give to my family! There are so many fun items to put in a stocking that will brighten up anyone’s Christmas morning. I usually spend a little more on these items for my family – because it’s a great way to show them you care, and get them lots of little pampering items they most likely wouldn’t buy for themselves! The perfect gift!

I’ve teamed up with The Body Shop to help you pick the perfect pampering gifts for the girls in your life! Their products are vegan, safe, and they never test on animals. You can trust the ingredients are natural and safe for your skin and hair, and made with the best ingredients. They have TONS of scents, so you can find something for anyone! Right now their entire store is 40% off, so grab what you can at even better prices!

My favorite items are below! Click on the photos to shop! If you want a light and refreshing scent – I would recommend the Fuji Green Tea. It’s really light and cleansing without a strong scent. Also the Almond Milk & Honeyis amazing as well. There is tons of great stuff to choose from, but I’ve tried all the below and highly recommend! Such cute packaging for the Holidays and I love how they products make my skin feel!


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Shop all my stocking stuffer ideas below! These are all great items for the ladies in your life! Everyone needs a little pampering and cute accessories! I love the mug, and Sugarfina gummy bears are such a fun surprise in any stocking! Stock up with these items below – and don’t forget to add your favorite Christmas candy!

Aren’t men the hardest to shop for? They usually don’t know what they want, or they just go out and get it for themselves before you can try and surprise them! Men need some pampering items too, so I’ve rounded up some easy gift ideas for you below. The Jack Black brand is amazing for men. Smell is great and the quality is amazing! I also love the Big Ass Brick’s of soap. Also, smell great…and well they’re HUGE so they’ll last long and have lots of great scents!

These are all such great deals right now, and most of these items you can find at Target! Getting so close to the Holidays and I cannot wait for Christmas this year. Happy Shopping!

The BEST Christmas Jammie Round up!

Yay… more cozy fun posts! I did a huge try on today on instagram so you can see all these pajamas below and how I mixed and matched them, so go check it out!
Every year it’s tradition in my family that we get a new pair of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. We’ve continued this tradition well into our adult lives and its honestly my favorite part of the Holiday. If we only did that – I would be the happiest girl ever! It’s such a fun way to get everyone in the Holiday spirit, be funny, be creative, and spend time laughing with the ones you love in matching jammies!

Some of my favorites are below for you! Lots of sales right now so make sure to snag these now when your size is in stock because they will go fast!


Special Deals for you!

Hi Ladies! Have some great deal for you if you want some discounts while shopping this Holiday season!

First up – Dress and Dwell! Use my code SUGARCOATEDCHIC and get 25% off your entire cart. They have really cute clothes – think southern meets city chic! The photos below I’m wearing their looks and I love the price points!

I’ve linked some favorites here for you!


Also – MVMT! These watches and sunglasses are so pretty and so well made. Even better – they’re affordable and really sleek! I love mine and will continue to buy more of this brand as it’s wearing really well and I get SO MANY compliments on each piece! They also make really cute bangles like the one I’m wearing below! Just love this brand!

If you need a good gift for your man, brother, or father in your life – I’ve linked some awesome watches for men too! Use my code SUGARCOATEDNCHIC15 for $15 off your entire purchase!


Last Boost by Rodan & Fields! Ladies – I just started my process a week ago, and I feel like I’ve already started noticing a difference. This is a safe and affordable way to lengthen your lashes without pricey extension that only last a couple weeks! Cannot wait to see my results in a few weeks. If you want to try for yourself, contact my girl Laura Atkinson to get $25 off your order! Click on her name and let her know I sent you over (Kelly Mikita) and she’ll hook you up!


Function of Beauty! This shampoo and conditioner can be customized to your own hair! You can pick your hair type and texture… and then pick five hair “goals” that you want your shampoo and conditioner to help with! You also can choose your colors and scents AND they put your name on the bottle! It’s amazing! I have the Naughty or (Sp)ice scent for the holidays and it’s amazing! Use this link to get $5 off your first order!


Happy Shopping!



Cyber Monday Sales!

It’s the best day of the year! If we had to endure another Monday – at least it’s CYBER Monday. It’s snowing really hard today – which makes it the perfect day to stay inside and shop till you drop!


I’ve rounded up all my favorite sale items today below for you. Click on the photos and it will send you right to the site where you can take advantage of tons of deals! Also listed all my favorite retailers and their sales below!


All my picks are below – most sites are up to 50% off through tonight! So if you need gifts, new shoes, tops, sweaters, or new skincare, makeup, beauty items…. TODAY is the day!

ABERCROMBIE – 50% off sitewide and free shipping on all orders!

ANTHROPOLOGIE – 30% off everything and free shipping over $100 purchase!

BAUBLEBAR  –  35% off everything with code CYBER35

CHICWISH – $10 off $60 code BF10, $25 off $140 code BF25, $35 OFF $180 code BF35

EXPRESS – 50% off sitewide, and free shipping on any order!

GAP –  50% off sitewide (no exclusions!!!) with code CYBER and extra 10% off for shopping online with code BONUS!

GOODNIGHT MACAROON – 30% off $150 with code THANKS30 ,  40% off $250  with code THANKS40, and 50% off $450 with code THANKS50

H&M – 30% off sitewide and free shipping!

J.CREW – 50% off the entire site with code CYBER, and 60% off Sale

LOFT – 50% off entire site code CYBER

MADEWELL – 25% off is still going with code SHOPALLDAY!

OLD NAVY– 50% off site wide, plus free pair of fun socks with code COZY

SEPHORA – Lots of Cyber Moday steals, I liked some above for you! Use code GOBIGGER to snag a free goodie bag!

SHOPBOP – Additional 30% off all sale items with code WOW18

ULTA – Deals site-wide + $10 off $50+ with code CYBERMON18

URBAN OUTFITTERS – $10 off $50, $25 off $100, $50 off $150

VICTORIA’S SECRET // 20% off $125 with code SAVE20 and free shipping on orders over $30 with code SHIP30

Black Friday Sales!

The sales have begun! I’ve picked a few of my favorite places to shop for you and done some try on’s for you! I’ve also loaded up all the best sales at the bottom of this post with all the discount codes so you can shop till you drop this next few days! I’ve rounded up a few try on’s on Instagram so you can see the size and fit, and will load all these looks into the app for you as well! Follow me in the app to get all the details for every look and shop the easy quick links!

First up is Madewell. I’m obsessed with this Brand and everything they make is just superb quality. It is a little pricey – but the site is 25% off right now with code DEALWITHIT and you need to grab your favorites before they go out of stock! Mine are below for you – their sweaters in particular are my favorite. So soft and cozy and they hold their shape and never shrink! I typically get a small in my tops, xsmall if they look a little oversized or looser fit!


Next up… Abercrombie. I know – you think teenagers when you hear this store – BUT they’re my favorite lately for basic layers and their cozy jackets and sherpas! I also love their pajamas… I mean everything is on sale for 50% off right now. You cannot go wrong. I get a small in everything here and the fit is perfect! All my favorites are below for you! If you’re an AF club member, you can get the 50% off right now no code needed! You must join – free and easy to sign up! You’ll earn points for all your purchases for future money off your orders!


Obviously I’ll be shopping Nordstrom…. DUH! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that are currently up to 60% off no code needed! Tons of designer jeans and cardigan and lots of brands on sale that I love. See my favorites below! Speaking of deals – grabbed a pair of Marc Fisher booties I’ve been eyeing for HALF off. Ladies, this never happens and they’re under $100 right now and still tons of sized left! WOHOO.


Gap and Old Navy are next up. I love shopping these brands because you can load up your cart with items from both stores and make on purchase! So easy and convenient and all the codes will apply to the items from each retailer. 50% off at Old Navy no code needed, and 50% off at Gap code BLKFRIDAY, and extra 10% off with code TREAT if you shop online! YESSSSS! I wear and xsmall in both of these brands.


Next up Loft… love this store for everyday and for wear to work! Shop these favorites below using the links! I wear an XS in everything from here! So cozy and everything holds up well. Whole store is 50% off with code FRIYAY.



Lots of amazing sales going on everywhere. I’ve listed them below with links to retailers and all the codes you’ll need!

Jcrew – 40% off your purchase code TGIF

Goodnight Macaroon – 30% off $150, 40% off $250, 50% off $450! Also, sweaters are buy one get one HALF OFF with code SWEATER50. Buy TWO sweaters get one free with code FREESWEATER. Buy one leopard item get one HALF OFF with code LEOPARD50. Buy TWO leopard sweaters get one free with code GOWILD.

Express – 50% off everything and free shipping, no code needed.

Loft – 50% off code FRIYAY

Vici Dolls – 30% off sitewide code BLACKFRIDAY30

Anthropologie – 30% off everything for Anthroperk member, free to sign up!