Black Friday Sales Again… Last Time I Promise

So we finally hit the biggest shopping day of the year and I have bombarded you with sales so I am about to give a bunch more. I know a lot of people go out at midnight hoping to score items before anyone else gets them. Especially the season hot items like the Super NES Game System,  LOL Surprise, and the weird Fingerling things all of which apparently are really hard to find at the moment (and people are totally jacking up the price to rip people off). Remember the Tickle Me Elmo Christmas craze from many, many years ago? This is like that but way more hardcore. I guess it’s Tis the season to be selfish and try to make a buck :(

Sooooo to save yourself from that you I would encourage you to make a list then shop online. Between now and Monday (Cyber Monday) you will probably find yourself the best deals of the season. Now on to the sales and a few selections from each that are either on my list, have been bought, or I have my eye on. Side note: we are all in desperate need of socks and underwear so I’ll be searching the sales for those ;)

Yesterday I posted a pre Black Friday selection post and many of those sales are still going (all still I believe).

Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with the code THANKFUL



Cheap Monday – 25% off of Everything



e.l.f. Cosmetics – 50% off sitewide with code CELEBRATE on orders over $30



Keds – 30% off full priced items and 10% off sale with code NOLINES



J.Crew – 40% off your purchase with code THANKU



Nordstrom – Extra 20% off sale



Sam Edelman – 30% off site wide and free shipping



SHOPBOP – Get 20% off orders of $200 + .25% off orders of $500+ and 30% off orders of $800 or more with code MORE17



Topshop – Up to 50% off plus free worldwide shipping



Target – is crazy land online and in store. Pay attention to the doorbusters as well as all the other great online deals they have to offer today.



And save the best for last Amazon – You need to stalk the website all day because they have sales that pop up all over for limited times. It is literally anxiety causing ;)

Good luck everyone! My goal to find the last couple of Christmas presents (I need two Calico Critter rooms for the doll house) as well as a faux fur coat. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be though. 

Black Fridays Sales 2017 Start Now


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Black Friday sales start now. Actually many of the sales started over the last week, but a lot of the main sales start today. I’ll have another post going up at midnight tonight again with the sales that begin tomorrow. I’m going to try to get it all in one post because tomorrow Roo becomes a teenager. Commence mental freak out. Anyway, we’ll be busy celebrating so I won’t have time to do ongoing sale updates. She hasn’t decided what she wants to do that day yet though, but I’m sure part of it will be trying to spend some of her birthday money on the Black Friday sales because money burns a hole in her pocket. She actually wants to go to the Humane Society and pick another cat but that isn’t going to happen until she learns to take care of the one she has and clean up after herself ;)

My sale selections are all about colours, coats, and quirky pieces. I’m pretty sure that if I could get away with it I would just wear t-shirts with statement coats every day of my life. Urban Outfitters has bedding to die for, Topshop has 9 million jackets on my list like the leather biker above (love the red lining) and J.Crew is offering deals that actually make it affordable to me (how much do you love that tartan blazer?).

Here are a few places where I got my selections and the current sales that they have going on:

  • Asos 30% off with the code EPIC30
  • Madewell has 25% off with the code DONTSTRESS
  • J.Crew take 40% off everything with the code THANKU
  • Hunter 20% off select (sale percentage seems to change daily so keep notice)
  • Topshop up to 50% off and free shipping
  •  Urban Outfitters Buy one get one 50% off
  • Old Navy has 50% off your entire purchase
  • Gap 50% off everything no exclusions
  • H&M up to 70% off and free shippin. Deals start at $3

Check out the rest of my picks below, they are in a more orderly format. I hope you score some good deals!

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Right about now you are being bombarded by gift guides left, right, and centre so I am going to add to it ;) Today I have the For Him gift guide. The man in your life that is an entertainer, a gamer, a traveller, or the one that just needs some new pajamas and slippers.

I tried to include something for everyone like the gamer, but also the nostalgic gamer who loved his Atari when he was young. Someone who loves food but hates cooking may like the microwave popcorn popper, or the toaster grilled cheese bags (I want these). The entertainer may like to make his own craft beer, have people over to play Beeropoly, or just an instruction manual to mixed drinks along with some bottles of booze to round it out.

My husband is notorious for asking me where his things are. It’s the same thing every day. “Have you seen my wallet? I used to have phone and it was right here. I don’t know where I put my glasses.” Honestly, it drives me insane and I repeatedly tell him to put his stuff in the same spot and he won’t have this issue. He is the type of man who would benefit from number 3 above – the docking station, as well as number 19 for his glasses. You can find all kinds of these handcrafted docking stations on Esty, and can even get them personalized. My husband has number 15 which is a guitar pick maker. You use any old plastic cards to punch out your own picks. He is one that tends to keep old cards for some reason so he has all kinds of picks with his face on them from his old licences and health cards. Nothing says personalized like a guitar pick with your own face on it.

We are almost officially down to one month before Christmas (33 days technically) and I know how much it sucks to do the panic last-minute shopping so embrace the biggest shopping sales of the year coming up (and right now) and get it all done. Then you can sit back and enjoy the holiday season without the shopping stress like me ;)

Here are some early sales to get you started (these sales are as of today).
Old Navy is having 50% off entire purchase
Gap – 50% off everything no exclusions (which is actually huge because they always exclude the items I want)
Nordstrom – Early savings starts now
H&M – Extra 20% off all sale

Check out my other gift guides for this holiday season For Her, and For Kids, and From Etsy.

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Holiday Party Style 2017

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Outfit 1 – Black Velvet Wrap Dress | Long Fur Coat | Blue Heels | Blue Clutch |
Outfit 2 – Sequin Pants | Black Sweater | Plaid Shoes | Red Purse |
Outfit 3 – Black Jumpsuit | Sequin Rainbow Purse | Silver Heels |
Outfit 4 – Gold Dress | Black Fur Coat (cheaper style) | Gloves | Burgundy Heels | Black Clutch |
Outfit 5 – Black Lace Dress | Spotted Fur Coat | Black Boots | Red Present Bag |
Outfit 6 (all under $40)Silver Cami | Pencil Skirt | Cardigan | Red Booties | Beaded Clutch |
Outfit 7 – White Blouse | Leather Pants | Pink & Red Heels | Beaded Purse |
Outfit 8 – Green Velvet Dress | Short Brown Fur Coat | Green Clutch | Leopard Booties |
Outfit 9 – Velvet Bodysuit | Green Pleated Skirt | Animal Print Purse | Black Flats |
Outfit 10 (all under $20 )Turtleneck | Floral Trousers | Earrings | Quilted Purse | Black Mules |
Outfit 11 – Black Camisole Dress | Sequin Blazer | Black Clutch | Floral Booties |
Outfit 12 (Maternity look) –  Dress | Jacket | Black Cage Heels | Leopard Purse |


I can’t be the only one that inwardly panics when they get an invitation to a holiday party. I do a mental flip through my closet to try and figure out what the hell I am going to wear. Even more so when it’s a New Years party because they tend to lean towards more formal. I used to love New Years Eve, but that was back in the day when I could get away with tight pants, a backless halter top, and platform shoes because I was just going to a bar and I would fit in well.

I actually went out out shopping the other day and tried on a million things in order to get some ideas for today’s post (some of the outfits were a complete epic fail). Dresses, pants, heels, boots, and sequins. Lots of sequins. I narrowed down my choices to the pieces that both mixed well and were comfortable. Some I picked based on their looks alone, like the gold wrap dress with fur coat, because it gave me a 1970’s vibe.

I also put together a maternity style outfit, as well as one with all pieces under $40 (the are actually all under $30 except the purse which was $35), and an outfit with all pieces under $20, because who has extra money to spend around the holidays? Not very many, so getting an inexpensive holiday look it important.

Notice the theme of black and faux fur? It couldn’t be helped. I kept gravitating to them and when I would try to find something else instead it didn’t work the way I wanted so I just went back to my first choice. I hope you like some of these 12 outfits that I put together and hope you have a great holiday party season.

Today H&M is having up to 60% off your entire winter wardrobe (you can also get free shipping with the code 9054). It is a good time to find anything for winter you may need without having to battle the Black Friday crowds.


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Some Fantastic Etsy Gift Finds

Christmas gifts from Etsy ideas #etsy #christmas2017 #giftguides #livelovesara

Wicked Witch bookmark | Labyrinth Pins | Extra Large Colouring Page | Mr. Tea Teapot | The Golden Girls Wine Glasses |  The Hobbit Leather Purse | Vintage Movie Plaque | Large Geometric Rings | Patronus Chapstick |


If you know me you know that I love Etsy. It is my go-to place when I am looking for fun, quirky, interesting, and one of a kind gifts for any holiday. I mentioned that for Tom’s birthday I bought him a Kiss t-shirt from there of a print that Gene Simmons used to wear during Tom’s favourite Kiss era. He loved it.

I went on this past weekend and pursued the gifts and pulled a few that I thought were notable and original. The thing with Etsy though is you have to pay attention to shipping times because many items are handmade and not already in stock, so if you need it for a certain date you have to make sure to order on time. I was worried that Tom’s shirt wasn’t going to show up because it had a 2-3 week time frame for which they would make the shirt before shipping , but thankfully it arrived on Thursday so just in time.

As for the pieces above, they are all awesome and many of them come with different options so make  sure that you check out the sellers store in case you like a different print and/or colour.

  • The wicked Witch Bookmark via MyBookmark– from the offer all kinds of bookmarks ranging from C3PO feet to Harry Potter Quidditch legs. This was the original though and looks just like when the house got dropped on her. I bought this for Roo several years ago and we still love it.
  • The Labyrinth Pins via nightowlbuttons – I like adding pins to my jackets and the Labyrinth is one of my favourite movies. They have so many like Beetlejuice, The Golden Girls, and The Breakfast Club. Check out their store to see the full inventory. They are an inexpensive way to add some fun to your wardrobe.
  • An Oversized Colouring page via Velvetmoustache – Roll it out and tape it to the wall for a huge colouring space. Your kids can make their own wall mural for their bedroom.
  • Mr. Tea Teapot via Lennymud – I always include products by Lennymud because she is fabulous. I love her quirky sense of humour that she incorporates in to her pieces. I have the Mr. Tea mug, as well as the Lionel Hello is it Tea you are Looking for (which is my favourite ever). They have so many pieces to choose from that you can easily find the perfect design for anyone on your list like the vintage monsters or  Tardis Teapot.
  • Golden Girls wine glasses via LoveGoodThings – Do you love The Golden girls as much as I do? I want this set to have at home and would alternate between each glass each time I drank. Today I feel like a Dorothy.
  • Hobbit Purse via KrukruStudioBooks – These purses are fantastic. I honestly don’t even know which one I would choose (I really like the cover they chose for Watership Down though). They are made from leather and look just like you are carrying a book on a strap. The green of the Hobbit is one of my favourite colours and since I am currently reading it to Merle it was my pick.
  • Vintage movie Plaque via Woodprintz – I have a thing for vintage movie posters, especially the “horror” ones like this. If we had more wall space I would have more because they work with our vibe. This posters are printed on a wooden plaque taking away the need to frame them. Ready to hang and beautiful wall pieces. The Great Gatsby is a beautiful one too.
  • Large Geometric rings via AquarianThoughts – I am not a big jewelry person but I do like key pieces and a large ring like that would work with my style perfectly.
  • Patronus Lipbalm via GeekFireLabs– Calling all Harry Potter fans, you can carry your Patronus in your pocket. A great small gift or stocking stuffer. They also have many other to choose from like the Pickle Rick Lip Balm, Wicked Witch perfume, or Alice in Wonderland Bath melts.
  • The Zoologist Perfumes made it in to my list as well but their store is currently closed until December 1st, so I could not include them outright. These are supposed to be very earthy scents and I am so intrigued to see what the different animals smell like. I think I would order the sample kit to check them all out.

Have you bought any gifts from Esty this year?

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