My Journey to Blogging

I’ve been asked a lot recently to tell my blogging story – the why, the when, and all the reasons I added this crazy world of daily Instagram posting and writing to my life. As we enter a new year, and I have my feet under me a little… I want to start writing about more personal things so you can get to know me better, in addition to the fashion and beauty posts.

Well let’s start at the beginning. I didn’t really know blogging was a “thing” until a few years ago. I stumbled upon a couple bloggers named Alyson Hayley and Lauren Kay Sims… and through following them, I was opened up into the world of fashion and the LIKEtoKNOW.it app – and the way I shopped for clothes and beauty products completely changed. I waited for their posts daily and was not only getting advice on how to style clothes, I could shop the things I loved right off their Instagram posts. As soon as I liked the photo (now you have to screenshot), an email was sent to me with links to everything she was wearing. I found myself buying smarter pieces that I could style different ways, and also got new ideas on how to mix color and pattern, or use the clothes I already had to create a look Alyson and Lauren were wearing. So easy and helpful.

I’ve always loved style and fashion, but this blogger world was inspiring to me. These girls were making a living on their own by supporting brands they love and giving other women advice on how to dress for their body type, what skincare to use, workout tips, meal recipes, posting daily on what stores had the best sales… they literally were doing the work for me. I was buying everything! For the next year or two I followed probably 50+ bloggers who’s styles I loved and continued to shop and admire their photos. Mostly I admired how honestly convincing they were, and how someone I didn’t even know had such an impact on me and my purchasing decisions. I loved how I could watch in their stories how a product worked, or the fit of a top, or ask what size they were wearing for a reference – and they would answer! They gave honest opinions – good or bad – on products so we as an audience could make our own decision through their influence.

I started my blog in May of 2018… I wish I had started it earlier, however I wasn’t in a good headspace at the time. It may come as a shock to you but I don’t love taking photos of myself. Occasionally I see one of me and I think “oh I look really cute” but usually I would just look at a photo and dismiss everything I see. As women, I feel that is something we all do on a daily basis. I saw these bloggers as inspiring – but would also envy how beautiful they were, or their toned abs, or their gorgeous homes and think – OK I can’t do this till I start working out, or get a better apartment. They were posting twice a day sometimes three… and I could never fit that into my life with a full time job AND bar tending on the weekends. There’s also so many girls already doing this, so why would anyone want to follow me? Every excuse I could think of I threw at myself as a reason I wouldn’t be successful if I tried.

I also had a string of not so great relationships.. and when I say string I mean about 6 years of trying to make it work with not the right people. Not bad people per say, just a lot of time spent an energy exhausted where it shouldn’t have gone. Pair that with jobs that I was either struggling in, or felt like I didn’t quite fit. This all added up to a not so happy Kelly. I was anxious, I was reacting to situations in ways I shouldn’t have, and was holding onto a lot of anger. I started seeing a therapist, and after a lot of hard work week after week… I was starting to feel like my old happy self again. Not every day… but a vast improvement from where I was.

In January, I had a major hip surgery. I trained the entire 2017 for triathlons and torn the labrum in my right hip. Also had some bone damage due to that protective cartilage wall being broken through. I had this repaired, and had 8 weeks of downtime in a massive brace that didn’t allow me much freedom. If you all know me… downtime is not my jam, ha! I work full time, bar tend on the weekends, and bake cakes! Free time is not something I’m used to. I was kinda like, OK… now what? I watched way too much TV for a couple weeks and decided that… I’m gonna start a blog! I’ve never built a website… how hard can it be right? Turns out not super hard… but not super easy either. Now that I know what I’m doing it’s a breeze, but I’m glad I used those 6 weeks to build up my site, write some post, fill up the site with some photos… so I was ready to launch on May 1st.

I knew before the surgery that this was the year I was going to put all my energy into myself. Something I hadn’t done in a long time. I spent months researching blogging, reached out to TONS of bloggers I had been following forever, and waited for responses. Some answered, some didn’t, but overall I was able to gather up enough info to really figure out what I wanted to do, how I was going to accomplish this on my own, and work this into my already insane schedule. My bonus hit in March, I loaded up my closet, and started taking pictures with my mom, some friends, and eventually just started attacking the photo game on my own.

GIRL get yourself a tripod and remote blue tooth clicker! GAME CHANGER! Did you know I take all of my photos myself? YUP! You can’t tell (most of the time) but I’m holding a remote in every photo. It’s super small and I can hide it in my hand that holds my purse, behind a prop, in my hair…wherever and stand in front of my camera and click away. You can lower the tripod, raise it up, walk in front of it for an action shot, sit down in front of it… once you have no shame that someone passing by may think you’re a creep, just gets easier and easier! You’ll know the best ways to stand, how to tilt your head, what smile to use for each photo etc. I don’t have time to schedule big shoots with friends anymore. I’m also terrible at asking for help and don’t like to bother my friends… so this is just the best option for me. So I pack up one or two looks every couple days and head out on my lunch break, change in my car, and shot some looks in under half an hour in back alleys where I can find cool walls. In the summer I go after work since it’s still light out. Sometimes I snap a pic BEFORE work if I’m running early… just so much easier to squeeze it in on my own time and not worry about who can help me. Sunny days are the WORST for photos, while cloudy days are the best – no shadows! I’ve never watched the weather so much in my life!

I will tell you… this is NOT an easy thing to do. People may look at your photos daily and think “oh cute”, or that the outfit in the picture IS exactly what I’m wearing that day – yeah, not so much. I take anywhere from 2-8 looks at a time and they’re all different depending on what collabs I have coming up or sales I know are on the horizon. You have to keep up with sales, watch the clothes you’ve already got for when they get marked down, hope that what you bought doesn’t sell out by the time you can take a photo and post it. You have to make sure when you throw up a photo you have some way for followers to shop your look – whether that’s a blog post or LIKEtoKNOW.it app, or ShopStyle! Oh, and you don’t make money in the beginning! HOORAY all this work for no mula… ha. It takes a couple months of photos to be able to even to apply to RewardStyle or ShopStyle… and I think this is where most people give up. It’s not worth it. This is too hard. Why am I doing this?

Trust me… this isn’t the easiest and can be stressful… however, all that being said – oh how rewarding this whole experience is! The girls…omg they’re the best and so supportive. If you ever want to feel great or be uplifted… throw up a post and watch the comments flow in on how much they “love your look, THOSE SHOES GF, Omg you’re the cutest EVER, I love your style” it is literally blogger fuel that keeps you going. I’ve connected with some many amazing people who uplift me everyday and encourage me to keep going. You’ll get your first collaboration with a brand and it’s like THE BEST feeling. As you grow you can start charging for posts, you’ll make money when people shop your looks, and things just start to feel really positive. Maybe that takes a few months, maybe a year, maybe two years but you just have to keep going for YOU!

I picked affordable and versatile style because that’s what I buy on a regular basis. Classic and fun pieces that can be worn to work and out, and in multiple ways. I don’t make superstar money (yet) and need to stretch my budget as much as possible. I think other women have that same issue. We all stare at our closets and were like OMG I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR! Um yes you do girlfriend… you’re just defaulting to always pairing the same thing together every time. Rock that t-shirt dress with some booties and a denim jacket, tie a flannel around it with some sneakers and a ball cap, wear a chunky long sweater over it with knee high boots in the winter… these are all things I wanted to help others do, with clothes they already have, or show them… hey this dress is $50 but you can wear it all year round and to multiple occasions, and this is how. See below!

I stayed in this niche… and posted daily about sales, style this three ways, remember this top from last month? It’s now on sale… and I kept pushing this. Eventually I broke into some skincare… haircare… and some apartment decor. I think that’s what helped me do well. I didn’t take on too much in the beginning. I didn’t want people to be confused on why they were following me and drop off. You get enough drop off in this world as it is… so less confusion was better for me. Maybe you all want to see more? Ha, IDK?!?!

Growth is a journey in any business, and in this one… it can take off, it can be slow, it can go backwards and forwards at the same time. You wake up with 30 new followers and somehow your number stayed the same… DAMMMNIT people stop following, ha! One post gets 1000+ likes and the next one gets 258, ugh WUT? How is this happening? Instagram changes its algorithm all the time and makes it hard for us blogger babes to grow and be seen unless we spend 10 hours a day on the app. With two jobs I just don’t have that luxury, so I do the best I can. I go all in with anything I take on. Take pictures at 7 am, take photos on lunch, film stories at night that I wont be posting for a couple days out, plan my photos for the week on Sunday and get the lined up, take small breaks at work throughout the day to engage like crazy, make sure everything is linked in LIKEtoKNOW.it before so I’m ready to fire off looks whenever I need to, go to events to meet other bloggers, learn from their experiences, I still reach out and ask for help, and research every way possible to keep this journey going strong!

This year is a whole new year and I’m going to put a lot more on the table. Fashion, Hair, Beauty, Skincare, Fitness… and more personal posts like this one. I am going to try and bring you into my life a little bit more with stories – however I am kinda boring so don’t get too excited haha! This is something that makes me so happy. And if you’re thinking about doing this, and you’re not sure if you can, or if people will follow you or support you, or you are afraid of putting yourself out there… know that all of us feel that same way at times. I’m just now starting to feel comfortable in front of the camera and while it makes it easier, it still makes me nervous ever time I post.

While I want to paint a real picture for you, I also want you to know that if you’re a mom with kids, or work two jobs like I do, or just work one job, or volunteer, or you don’t have a ton of money, or you have a crap load of money but maybe are super self conscious… if this is something you think about, or want to do… DO IT! Nothing can stop you. Look at me… I’M NUTS! Haha literally everyday I’m tired and think “what did I get myself into?” but its like a high for me at the same time. Man do I love the pressure of being out of photos and wanting to post the next morning at 8 AM! Oh, it’s pouring? SHIIITTTT…. get that photo in the car, whip out a flatlay, or find somewhere inside that’s fun…. YOU CAN DO THIS! If I can you can… and I hope this gave you a little insight to what I do on a daily basis! Thank you for following and liking and commenting and keeping this dream alive – you ALL are the reason I keep going!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!
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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!

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Christmas Decor: On a Budget!

So excited to share this post with you guys! You get to see a little of my apartment (the area I’m most proud of) and how to easily decorate your place on a budget for the Holidays!

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Decorating can be expensive! So easy to loose control at target – and all your money, ha! What I try and do it incorporate a style that easily can be added into my current color pallet, without doing an entire overhaul of my place. My whole apartment is black, white and grey. So for me, adding in pops of color is easy. I could do silver and gold accents, easily add red…. ect. I decided to do red and black buffalo check and plaid this year! Red is by far my favorite accent color, so this worked perfectly and was an easy add to my current color pallet.

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I found a few amazing pillows at Target, and everything else was ordered from Amazon and Michael’s craft store! Most of their Christmas decor is half off this weekend – so make sure to order soon if you like anything! I’ve linked it all below for you – and overall I believe I spend under $200~ and everything I can reuse next year! Or keep all year because it’s adorable!

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My place is small so I got a few Christmas floral’s/stems to put in some vases, and some led light strings for my shelving units and to stuff in my glass vases. Under $20 for all these little details that really make the room pop! I also ordered some digital prints off Etsy to put in my frames! SOOOO easy and affordable! Find a cute quote you love – and for a couple dollars you can print at home, or take to a store to have professionally printed. I just printed myself since they wont be up long – but it helps tie in that Christmas theme! I choose most of my favorite Christmas Vacation quotes – literally the BEST movie of all time, ha!

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Other than decorating my little three foot tree with a bunch of buffalo and plaid ribbon and some easy sparkly bulbs – I added pillows and a cute throw and some simple wood tree’s and reindeer. Easy peasy and fun to do on a budget! I’ve linked everything for you below! Happy Shopping babes! I also linked my digital prints at the bottom! Click on the photos to get the Etsy print!

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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!


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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 liketoknow.it 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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!