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Sales and Holiday Gift Ideas

//I don’t know about some of you, but I am HYPED for Black Friday..or in my case Black Thursday! My plan is to spend time with my wonderful bf and the family, eat an obnoxious amount of food, rest, watch the Longhorns wreck shop on Texas A&M (HOOK’EM!), and then head to my first shopping destination for 9 p.m.!

I’ve been waiting patiently to do some shopping and I’m making a list of items I want to purchase, which includes a new pair of dark blue jeans, a white button-down shirt, a pair of work appropriate animal print pumps, a black or grey wool pea coat, accessories, home decorating items, and oh yeah…christmas presents for my friends and family! 🙂 I don’t plan on getting everything all at once, but it helps to have an idea of what you’re shopping for when you go to these sales because there are so many people and so much going on…you may just get overwhelmed and end up saying “forget this!”

For those of you in Houston who are so inclined to deal with the crowds of frenzied shoppers…one place you may want to try is the Premium Outlet Mall. Many stores are opening at 9 p.m. and here is the complete list.

To check out all the Black Friday ads, check out this website: Ideally, I’d like to stop by Macy’s, JCPenny’s, Dillard’s, and Express. H&M is also having a monster sale, though since we don’t have one here I won’t be able to partake in that madness. :\

Holiday Gift Ideas:

Here are some gift ideas for those special, hard to shop for people in your life!

Z Gallerie – Everglades Travel Accessories – Aquamarine.

The main thing I like from this set is the jewelry case because when I travel I tend to carry a lot of jewelry with me and it all goes into old jewelry boxes or zipper pouches. A nice and pretty gift for anyone who travels often.


Another Jewelry Holder  – Z Gallerie Victoria Jewelry Box, $19.95


Danielle Stevens Monogram Bracelet– $66

This bracelet is very pretty and this seems like a great gift idea for close friends and family.

Marc by Marc Jacobs “Katie” Boxed Pave Turnlock Ring, $68.00 Nordstrom

Polished Parallels Bag in Pink, $44.00 Francesca’s Collections


First Lady Bag in Pink, $44.00 Francesca’s Collections


Sephora, Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22 ($67 Value)

More gift ideas to come!



My Statement Necklaces

//I can’t express how much I love statement necklaces! Here is a quick post on the main pieces I have in my collection. I try to buy different colors, though I do tend to gravitate towards gold more than silver accents. I recommend that all fashionistas have at least 1 – 2 statement necklaces in their jewelry collection. And by “statement” I don’t mean that it has to be a huge necklace that takes up your whole upper body! But one that speaks to your unique style and makes people stop and say “I LOVE your necklace, where did you get it!”

I received an email asking which stores I recommend for great, reasonably priced accessories. A few stores I suggest (some are Houston specific, others are not):

1. Francesca’s Collections

2. Sam Moon Trading Co.

3. Charming Charlie

4. Aldo Accessories

5. Express **Today Express is having a sale – 40% off all accessories!!I’m on my way when I finish this post! 🙂

6. Ann Taylor

7. Arden B

My necklaces:

Purchased from//Aldo Accessories (Different store than the shoe store)

Purchased from//Charlotte Russe

Purchased from//Aldo (Shoe store)


Purchased from//Arden B



Purchased from//Macy’s

Purchased from//Dillard’s

Purchased from//Sam Moon Trading Co.

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~All good things. Jess