Christmas Eve. It’s almost here, time to take a break.
But first, I want to wish you and your loved ones, the happiest of holidays!
My plan is to slow things down for a few days to reflect, relax, maybe finish that book I started over Thanksgiving Break, play a few games, and just be with these three; for whom I feel blessed and grateful, to have in my life – everyday.
When not entertaining this weekend, you will find me in something like this, far far away from any shopping mall or crowds.
These joggers are from Anthropologie (last year). So cute, they could pass for carpool attire, and a stop at the grocery store on the way home.
Much better than this look.
Yes, that is my robe under my puffer. And, pajama pants with slippers. I know you’ve been there. At least I have cute hair (thanks to a blow out earlier in the week), and hot coffee!
I know many of you love a great deal, so this is your weekend to hit the sale racks! Even though the stores will be closed Sunday, we all know the internet is 24/7, and retailers just can’t seem to take a break. Today, I’ve got my favorite sales to shop, my latest trend obsession, what I’m reading now, my favorite holiday cookie recipe, and links to favorite posts; all to browse in the comfort of a warm blanket and Pj’s by the fire.
Day After Christmas Sales!
Here’s the scoop, if you are looking for what’s on sale this weekend, it’s pretty much everything. Nordstrom and Anthropologie have not told us what they are up to yet, so check back on my Home Page Side Bar (HERE), for sale updates as well as on AskSuzanneBell Facebook Page (HERE) (be sure to hit the “LIKE” button to receive updates as they happen in your news feed). If you are looking for some Outfit Inspiration, pop on over to Instagram (HERE), where I post daily.
My favorite post- Christmas sales are, the Anthropologie Tag Sale, Nordstrom Clearance Sale, J Crew and Madewell, none of which have been made public yet. I’m thinking we’ll hear what’s up in the next 24 hours. I picked up this Rooster Sweater last week, for under $40.00!
When Anthro goes Sale on Sale, it’s big!
See more photos of how I styled my Rooster Sweater in this post HERE
Now how about these pretties?
Maliparmi Garden Loafers | Now $209.95, was $308.00 in 2 color ways (HERE)
Hopefully we’ll see some fresh cuts and sale on sale at the Day After Christmas Tag Sale.
I have a gut feeling that skirts will be trending for awhile, as I find I have been favoring skirts in lieu of denim and dresses – for everyday looks.
I’m waiting for THIS SKIRT, to hit the sale racks!
I also like these skirts, HERE | HERE| HERE
These picks are newer styles at Anthro, but a girl can dream, right?
For more of what’s on sale, you browse past AskSuzanneBell posts, for all my past picks, or pop over to my Pinterest Boards (HERE) for past favorites. If you’ve had your eye on something, in a past post on the blog, there is now a 90% chance, it’s on sale.
I picked up these boots, earlier this month, now on sale!
Donald Pliner ‘Carmack’ Boot | Nordstrom (HERE) | Now $149.95 (50% off as of this morning!)
A ‘dressier” boot. Ran true to size for me, I love the detailed block heel.
A few other great boot markdowns to check out (these will go fast!)
The Paul Green ‘Jules’ Bootie just went 50% off, HERE
COACH Waterproof bow back ‘Triste’ Rainbooot 33% off HERE
Michael Kors ‘Larson’ Shortie Rain boot, 40% off HERE
Ugg Bailey Bow II Short Boot, 33% off HERE
Nordstrom slashes boots right after Christmas, along with sweaters, coats, anything sparkly and cold weather accessories. There are some great markdowns in TopShop, up to 50% off, taken this week (HERE)
New markdowns as of 12/24!
A few of my favorites, from the blog.
Nordstrom re-priced, and is price matching tons of shoes and boots!
SALE UPDATE AS OF 12/26
Anthropologie, new markdowns and TAG SALE! Take an extra 40% off with code TAGTIME
Banana Republic, extra 60% off sale today (12/26) only
Joie, take and extra 25% off Sale Items with code EXTRA25
Joules, put to 50% off sale on now!
ShopBop, take 25% off all sale items with code TREATYOURSELF
Nordstrom 1/2 Yearly Sale is on now thru 1/2 with up to 50% off and new markdowns. See this weeks post for my sale boot picks!
Boden Up to 50% off Sale on now thru 1/3.
JorJet Boutiques Thank You Promo gets your 40% off one full priced item of your choice, today through Saturday, December 31st. Offer includes all merchandise, including apparel, accessories, shoes, and jewelry. Shop in store or online at www.jorjetboutique.com (use promo code HOLIDAY2016 at checkout).
Get $10.00 to spend at ThredUp! Use my share code when signing up! code BPRIBC | plus first time users take 40% off their purchase!
What I’m Reading
Image via Pinterest HERE
I just picked up ‘I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist’, at my local Friends of the Library Sale.
Betty Halbreich | Amazon HERE
and another Liane Moriarty book,
Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty | Amazon HERE
Looking for more? Check out my Books Board (HERE), where I post books I’ve read, heard of, or want to read. And, in this ASB post, Summer Reads (HERE)
What We’re Baking
Hands down, my favorite holiday cookie is the Molasses Ginger Crinkle Cookie!
We make these here every year. I’ve tried others, these are the BEST!
From the book, ‘Afternoon Delights Coffeehouse Favorites’
by Andrew Moore and James McNair | Amazon HERE
The recipe is copyrighted (hmpf!), but I found an almost identical one over on Pinterest (HERE) or direct link (HERE with a video!), at JoyofBaking.com
The key to the perfect coffee house size cookie, is to use a #20 ice cream scoop (1/4 cup), or smaller for more cookies, to measure the perfect size ball, bake on kitchen parchment or a silicone baking mat, measure and mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and do not over cook!
Get caught up!
Popular AskSuzanneBell posts you may have missed!
GET YOUR SCARF ON – A HOW TO GUIDE | DON’T GET CAUGHT WITHOUT AN OUTFIT! HOW I PLAN MY HOLIDAY LOOKS | STAY SANE & ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS! | 10 REAL WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE ROCK THEIR LEATHER BOTTOMS | 4 MUST HAVE LEGGINGS! | THE 5 DAY BLOWOUT CHALLENGE | THE EASIEST DIY BOOT TOPPERS EVER! (#1 ASB Post on Pinterest!)
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, my fabulous readers – who stop by twice a week, to this space of mine. To visit, share, and come together; with a common love of style. It’s been a fun ride!
Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays!
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Lynn Bell says
BOUGHT THE CARMACK DONALD PLINER BOOTS…SUPER GREAT DEAL…LOVE THEM THANKS !
Merry Christmas Lynn! I hope you like the boots, they are so fabulous and such a great deal! XOXO