2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Black Friday! It’s time to recover from Thanksgiving and kick off Black Friday shopping, whether you plan to do so in-store or from the comfort of your couch. It’s crazy how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now morphed into a week-long shopping occasion that starts even before Thanksgiving! My cousin and I made a tradition out of outlet shopping on Black Friday several years ago (we go later in the day once the crowds die down!) so that’s where I’ll be headed in a bit, but in the meantime there are so many online sales to shop!

I’m rounding up the best sales below, along with my favorite picks for both gifts for others (or yourself) and everyday style finds to add to your wardrobe while prices are low. All you have to do is scroll through the widgets below and click through to buy. Happy shopping – and hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend with your loved ones.

xo,

Katy

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Gift & Style Finds

Abercrombie — 50% off everything

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American Eagle/Aerie — 40% off everything

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ASOS — 30% off with EPIC30 (thru 11/28)

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Gap — 50% off with BLKFRIDAY (thru 11/25)

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J.Crew — 40% off with THANKU (thru 11/26)

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J.Crew Factory — 50% off, no code needed

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LC Lauren Conrad — everything already on sale, plus 15% off with SAVEBIG15 (thru 11/24)

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LL Bean — 25% off Bean Boots with FRIDAY25 (thru 11/24); 20% off with THANKS20 (thru 11/28)

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LOFT — 50% off with THANKS

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Lord & Taylor — 20% off with FRIDAY; $20 off $175+ with PURCHASE; extra 50% off newly-reduced women’s apparel

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Madewell — 25% off with DONTSTRESS (thru 11/26)

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Old Navy — 50% off everything

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Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa & Giveaway

To continue the holiday gift guide fun, today I’m sharing some great bath, body and spa finds. Some of these gifts are so great that you might even be tempted to buy them for yourself too! And scroll down to the bottom for today’s holiday giveaway from Gilchrist & Soames.

Bath, Body & Spa Gifts
  • Gilchrist & Soames Box SetsThese bath and body gift sets are beautifully packaged and include products that make for great gifts. I love the BeeKind and London Collection Box Sets, but there are also nine other collections to choose from, each with their own scents and themes, including the Essential Elements Spa, Spa Therapy, English Spa, Oxford, Reserve, Verde, Zero %, Aqua Lime and Essential Elements. They include body lotion, shower gel, skincare bars, lip balm and a bath puff – nearly everything you need for a spa-like shower experience. Scroll down to enter to win the BeeKind Collection Box Set! {gilchristsoames.com, $26-$39}
  • philosophy The Holiday Handbook: I love hand creams from philosophy, and these scents – peppermint, fresh cream and cranberry medley – are perfect for the holiday season. These hand creams will keep your hands hydrated during the cold winter months, as they’re made with shea, mango and cocoa butters that soften dry hands without making them greasy. {philosophy.com, $20}
  • L’Occitane Voyage en Provence: If you’ve ever walked into a Sephora around the holiday season, you know that they have endless gift options of all varieties. I love L’Occitane’s hand creams and was excited to try out even more of their products with this gift set. It has 10 of their best-selling products – Shea Butter Milk Soap, Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Foot Cream and so much more – plus a cute travel pouch. {sephora.com, $39}
  • Soap & Glory Full Clean AheadThat’s not all Sephora has to offer. This Full Clean Ahead set comes with three great products – the super creamy, clarifying Clean On Me Shower Gel with built-in body lotion, the popular Righteous Butter Body Butter with shea butter and aloe vera, and the non-greasy Hand Food Hand Cream. Better yet, it comes in a carry case that can be used to store any products you want. {sephora.com, $25}
  • Bliss Bathing BrillianceThis set saves you $14 off of two full-size versions of my favorite bliss products: the Lemon + Sage Body Butter and Soapy Suds. The body butter is perfect for post-shower and the suds can be used both as body wash and as bubbles in a bath. {blissworld.com, $33}
  • Juice Beauty Beautiful Body Gift SetI love gift sets that include full size products, and this one does exactly that. It comes in a pretty gifting box bag – so no need for wrapping – and includes a Green Apple Cleansing Bar, Mousse Hand & Body Cleanser, Firming Body Moisturizer and Age Defy Hand Cream. These products smell great and have lots of benefits, such as Vitamin C and firming peptides in the new Green Apple Cleansing Bar. {juicebeauty.com, $48}
  • Temple Spa’s Spa Escape DiffuserWe always have a scented candle lit around our house, but I recently tried out this diffuser instead and love it! I put it in our bathroom and it smells like you’re at the spa. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having a candle lit in a room where you can’t constantly watch it. I love how the scent is subtle enough but it also extends beyond the room it’s in. {templespa-usa.com, $39}
  • Massage Envy Gift CardWho wouldn’t love receiving a gift card to get a relaxing massage, facial or other spa service? I recently had a massage there and it was exactly what I needed after a busy month. With more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., a Massage Envy gift card is perfect for anyone on your list. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer – plus, you can order one right up until Christmas and gift it as an eGift Card. {massageenvy.com, any amount}
  • Mary Kay Winter WishesThis set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion and Shower Gel in a decorative tin that makes it easy to wrap up and gift. The body lotion gives your skin a subtle shimmer and both smell great with scents like snow apple, citrus sparkle, jasmine petals and cozy musk. {marykay.com, $25}

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa {more on dailykaty.com}

In case you missed it, check out my skincare gift guide, which includes a special giveaway from bliss! Lots more gift guides are coming your way in the next two weeks, so come back for more ideas.

GIVEAWAY! Now through December 23, 2014, you can enter to win a Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind Collection Box Set, valued at $35. There are lots of ways to enter below and it’s open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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My Holiday Wish List & ShopBop Giveaway!

We got our Christmas tree last night and now the holiday season is officially here at our house – and I’m loving it. I managed to tackle most of my gift shopping on Cyber Monday, so now I have gifts for myself on the mind. Below are some of the items on my own holiday wish list, most of which I’ve been eyeing for quite some time.

Shop these gifts through the links below the pic or follow me on Instagram and sign up for ShopStyle.it. From there, you can “like” my photos and get shoppable links delivered right to your inbox. Makes holiday shopping so easy. And scroll down to the bottom of this post for a fun giveaway!

Holiday Wish List

1 – Kendra Scott Ring / 2 – Louis Vuitton Wallet / 3 – CaseMate iPhone Case

4 – GiGi New York Bag / 5 – Sorel Boots / 6 – Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain / 7 – Free People Mittens

8 – Voluspa Candle / 9 – Loren Hope Cuff / 10 – Christian Louboutin Nail Polish / 11 – Estee Lauder Compact 

GIVEAWAY! I’m also a huge fan of shopping via ShopBop, so today I’ve teamed up with Emma from itsemmaelise.com to give away a $25 ShopBop gift certificate! Enter below this week and good luck!

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Casual Holiday Style for Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you, but on Thanksgiving, I’m all about a cute, put together, but comfortable and cozy look (mainly so I can indulge in as much food as I want). The outfit below does just that – and includes some of my favorite brands too.

You can shop this look with the links below, and if you want to shop lots more similar styles, follow me on Instagram and sign up for ShopStyle.it. After that, you can “like” my Instagram pics (or any with ShopStyle.it links) to get an email to shop the look. Today’s link has lots of great sweaters, faux leather pants and more!

Casual Holiday Style

Earrings: Kate Spade / Watch: Karl Lagerfeld (on sale!) / Sweater: Free People
Shoes: Tory Burch / Bracelet: David Yurman / Leggings: BCBGMAXAZRIA

What will you be wearing for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Let us know in the comments below!

Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweaters

My favorite part about this time of year is getting together with friends and family, especially since so many of my favorite people are now living all over the country. And with the holiday season comes reasons to get festive with these people, which either calls for a fancy dress or ugly holiday sweater. Today I’m sharing my favorite not-so-ugly holiday sweater finds for any budget.

You can shop these sweaters with the links below, and if you want to shop even more of my favorite holiday sweaters, follow me on Instagram and sign up for ShopStyle.it. After that, you can “like” my Instagram pics (or any with ShopStyle.it links) to get an email to shop the look. Today’s link has so many fun holiday sweaters!

Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Tell us about your favorite holiday sweater or outfit in the comments below!

Start the Holiday Season with a $200 Target Giveaway!

It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner, with Thanksgiving (and of course Black Friday) next week. I’ll be sharing lots of holiday gift ideas in the coming weeks, and to kick it off, I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers for a $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway! Whether you spend it on yourself or gifts, you can’t go wrong with cash to Target. So read on below for details on how to enter – and check back for more on holiday gifts and more now through the end of the year!

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The $200 Target Gift Card Christmas Giveaway

Who?

You, of course!

Note: Giveaway is open to the Continental US, Hawaii, and Alaska. Ages 18+. Gift card will be sent in digital format via email.

What?

ONE – $200 Target eGift Card (digital format)

When?

Giveaway will be open from November 18, 2014 – December 11, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random on or about December 14, 2014. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Please read more about giveaway terms here.

How?

To have a chance to win the $200 Target Gift Card– all you are required to do is leave a comment below telling us your favorite things about shopping at Target!

All other tasks are optional to increase your chances of winning.

This giveaway is sponsored by:

Moms of Faith
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The Cookie Rookie
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Disclaimer: Target is not affiliated with this giveaway or its sponsors. Prize is being provided by sponsors mentioned above.

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Pumpkin Recipes – Just in Time for Halloween

With Halloween just two days away, I wanted to share a few Halloween recipes for you to try out!

1. No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifle from Boston-based Just Add Cheese

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This recipe is quick and easy, but still creative and can be packaged any way you want – whether it’s in mini glasses for individual servings on a dessert table or in a mason jar to give as a gift. All you have to do is layer the three creations below!

Crunchy Pecan & Graham Cracker Crust

1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup crushed pecans
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Combine Graham Cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl. Cover with butter, make sure it is evenly moisturized? (sorry mind blank). Crust tastes best when toasted (you can do it by stove top or baking in the oven on 350 for about 5 minutes. So, technically, this recipe is “almost” no bake.)

Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer

8 oz cream cheese
1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla

With a food processor, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Then add the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice, and mix it all until it’s creamy.

Whipped Cream Layer

1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
1/4 cup sugar

Directions

Whip cream in mixing bowl using a whisk. Doing it by hand will give you the best results. You’ll have to whip it hard, and fast, but it’s totally worth it. It takes about 10 minutes. It works best if your whisk and bowl are cold; place them in the freezer prior to making the whipped cream. Once the consistency starts becoming whipped, stir in vanilla, pumpkin spice and sugar.

Layer components together and top with crushed graham cracker & pecan crumbs for garnish.

 

2. Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles from Skinnytaste

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I LOVE Skinnytaste recipes, and this is no exception. You can add pumpkin spice to cookie recipes like this to create a new, fall-inspired flavor.

Servings: 42 • Size: 1 cookie • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts (3 pts+ for 2)
Calories: 51 • Fat: 1 g • Carb: 9.5 g • Fiber: <1 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 6 g
Sodium: 20 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp agave or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line two baking sheets with Silpat mats and spray with cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Add the agave, vanilla and egg; beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined.  Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine 3 tbsp sugar with pumpkin pie spice, stirring with a whisk to combine.  With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls.  Roll balls in sugar/pumpkin pie spice mixture.

Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and slightly flatten with a fork.

Bake 375°F for 5-7 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft).  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes.  Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.  Enjoy!

Makes 42.

 

3. Ooey Gooey Caramel Pumpkin Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod & Tasty Kitchen

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Who doesn’t love a blondie brownie? These offer a delicious pumpkin spin on a more traditional dessert, and they are perfect for any gathering with family and friends.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ cups Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 14 ounces, weight Caramels, Unwrapped (1 Bag)
  • ¼ cups Heavy Cream

Directions

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in the eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin. Mix until combined.

Slowly incorporate the remaining blondie ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again until you have a smooth batter.

Spread about 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan.

Sprinkle nuts and chocolate chips evenly over the batter.

Place caramels and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat until the caramel is smooth. You will need to stir the caramel every 20 seconds to prevent it from burning.

Pour melted caramel over the batter and spread gently with a knife so the caramel covers the pan.

Place dollops of the remaining batter over the caramel layer.

Spread the dollops with a knife until the batter evenly covers the pan. It is okay if a little caramel peeks through.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let the blondies cool completely before cutting and serving. Serve blondies with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

 

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? Share it with us below!