Sequins and Velvet

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Sequin top c/o (use code "Q4CARALINA15" for 15% off) | Similar velvet skirt | Sam Edelman heels | White House Black Market shoe clips | Brahmin clutch | Similar pearl headband

If you're in need of any last minute NYE outfit ideas, this post is for you! This sequin top actually has an open back, but I tucked it into this velvet skirt I've had for a few years now. I'm also so excited about these bow shoe clips I found on Black Friday. They can go on any shoe, and I've considered even putting one on a small bag! Come back on Wednesday for a 2019 wrap up post with a little about my year, and my favorite outfit from each month!

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After Christmas Sales

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas yesterday! I had a great day with my family. We only celebrate with the immediate family, and I've always enjoyed having it just my parents, my brother, and I. But now that I'm older I'm realizing one of my favorite parts about that is that we always have a very chill day at home. We don't really leave the house after Christmas Eve mass, so I typically stay in comfy clothes all day and give my skin a break from makeup. My parents cook some great food for dinner, and we watch Christmas movies. For the last 3 years I have had to leave after dinner to go back to Charlotte for work, but I'm so excited to get to work from home for the rest of the week this year! But I'll also be checking out some of the great sales! My mom and I typically always make some rounds to our favorite stores when I had more time at home in past years. I might have already jumped on the Jack Rogers sale because they have included the classic styles (who cares if I can't wear them until spring) that are never marked down, to almost 50% off! But here is the full list, happy shopping!

Ann Taylor- 40% off and extra 60% off sale styles
Anthropologie- extra 40% off sale items
Alo Yoga- up to 70% off
Asos- extra 15% off sale with code "ASOSSALEWANT"
Athleta- up to 60% off
Banana Republic- extra 60% off sale styles
Bandierextra 30% off sale styles
Baublebar- up to 75% off
Draper James- extra 40% off sale styles
Carbon 38- extra 30% off sale styles with code "BYEBYE"
Express- 50% off everything
Gap- 40% off
Gigi New York- 40% off select styles
H&M- up to 60% off (styles starting from $7.99)
J. Crew- extra 50% off sale with code "BIGSALE"
J. Crew Factory- 40% off new arrivals and extra 50% off clearance with code "YAYSALE"
Jack Rogers- up to 70% off
Kate Spade- up to 65% off sale items with code "BIGGESTSALE"
Kendra Scott- extra 25% off sale items
Loft- 50% off and free shipping
lululemon- various markdowns
Madewell- 20% off and extra 30% off sale styles
Mark & Graham- up to 70% off
Nordstrom- up to 50% off
Nordstrom Rack- extra 25% off clearance
Old Navy- up to 75% off clearance
Ralph Lauren- extra 30% off sale styles
Sam Edelman- extra 30% off sale styles with code "HOLIDAY30"
Sephora- extra 20% off sale styles with code "SAVEBIG"
Sole Society- up to 70% off
Tory Burch- extra 25% off sale styles with code "EXTRA"
Urban Outfittersextra 30% off sale styles

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Plaid Velvet Tank

Photos by Deeana Kourntey Photography

Velvet tank (print available in halter, skirt, and pants!) | J. Crew blazer | Madewell jeans | Similar heels | Baublebar for Target headband | Brahmin bag

Just a few short days until Christmas!! This outfit was fun to put together because it was sort of felt  like shopping in my own closet. I found this velvet top at J. Crew in January last year, marked down to under $5! I couldn't walk away from that deal, but since it is such a holiday-looking piece, it has spent a bit of time just hanging in my closet. So when it came time to plan my holiday content out, I was so excited to finally style this velvet top! As mentioned above, it was from last year and while they did not bring back this exact style, this plaid has been brought back in a skirt, pair of pants, and a similar print in a halter top.

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Plaid Skirt and Layers

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

SheIn plaid skirt c/o (use code "Q4Caralina15" for 15% off!)  | J. Crew tissue turtleneck | Ralph Lauren sweater | Similar riding boots | Brahmin bag | Similar headband

After all of my catholic school years (fun fact: that would be kindergarten through college), it might have taken me a few years to get back to wearing plaid. But this skirt is so great for fall and winter. I've paired it with my latest obsession, a layering turtleneck and my longest standing piece of clothing, the cashmere sweater I've had since high school (2009!). And while we're speaking of high school, I've also had this headband since maybe 2011. The return of the headband has easily been my favorite trend of this past year!

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Atlantic Dress

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Altar'd State "Atlantic" dress c/o | Similar coat | Similar riding boots | Brahmin bag

Can you believe Christmas is next week?! I feel like this season has always flown by since I started working full time. But that's definitely because both my first job (I had for 3 years) and the new one I started about a month ago, are both the busiest around the holidays. The days feel so quick, but I've still found some time for plenty of holiday activities. I think this dress although is so much fun on its own, is great for so many layering options. Although I have styled it with a peacoat here, I think it would go just as well with something like a moto jacket or layered with an oversized sweater!

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Tweed Dress and Leather Jacket

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Tweed dress and leather jacket c/o (use code "Q4CARALINA15" for 15% off) | Sam Edelman heels | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | Similar bag | Prada sunglasses

Mixing some textures with tweed and (faux) leather with this look! Although I no longer need to wear it to work, I guess I've been all about a lack of color in my outfits lately. I've been wanting a simple moto-style jacket for awhile now, and I was excited to add this one to my closet. This outfit is obviously a more dressed up way of wearing it, but I think I'll be wearing it a lot with stripe tees and jeans. I also realized as I'm putting this post together that these black heels have held up so well for 4 years now. I actually found them at TJ Maxx, and these shoes were such a great buy for both the versatility and wear I have gotten out of them!

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