black friday sale guide + christmas card signup

It’s here! Who is ready for the Black Friday yet? This year is no joke, y’all. All the praise hands! I’ve scoured the sales and am so excited to have put together what I hope is the best, most helpful guide for you.

 

It’s here! Who is ready for the Black Friday yet? This year is no joke, y’all. All the praise hands! I’ve scoured the sales and am so excited to have put together what I hope is the best, most helpful guide for you.

Before we go any further, if you’d like to receive a Christmas Card in the mail from me, click the link below to sign up!

 

send me a christmas card

 

This guide has three parts…. just below you’ll find a quick collage of some of my favorite sale items. These are all gift-approved, and would look oh-so-lovely wrapped up under a tree. Next, you’ll find a list of my personal favorite sales, along with a display of a few of my favorite items from each. Finally, at the end of this post you’ll find a quick list… a quick of all the sales you should be aware of!

click to shop

gold ginger earrings   //   black bow flats   //   clear crossbody   //   ray-ban sunglasses   //   leopard dress   //   nude pumps   //   black coat   //   black statement earrings   //   beige tory burch bag   //   t3 curling wand   //   fringe koolaburra booties   //   kendra scott hoop earrings   //   barrington axis tote

Best Black Friday Sales

 

J.Crew

40% off everything with code: THANKU

 

Lisi Lerch

30% off everything + free shipping

 

Barrington

10% off $150 or more, 15% off $250 or more, 20% off $350 or more with code: Holiday

 

Tory Burch

30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS

 

LOFT

50% off everything with code: THANKS

 

Club Monaco

25% off $150+, 30% off $250+ and 35% off $400+ with the code: SHOPFRIDAY

 

Nordstrom

extra 20% off select sale items

 

Check Your List Twice

 

Anne Taylor // 50% off everything with code: THANKFUL

ASOS // 30% off everything with code: epic30

BB Dakota // 50% off everything

Banana Republic // 50% off everything

Barrington // 10% off $150 or more, 15% off $250 or more, 20% off $350 or more with code: Holiday

Baublebar // 35% off everything with code: VIP35

Bobbi Brown // 25% off everything plus free shipping

Camilyn Beth // up to 30% off based on purchase amount

Chicwish //15% off orders $70+ with code: BLK15

Express // 50% off everything

J.Crew // 40% off everything with code: THANKU

Kate Spade // 30% off everything with code: GIVEJOY

Kelly Wynne // 20% off everything with code: BLACKFRIYAY20

Kendra Scott // 20% off everything with code: YELLOW20

Kiel James Patrick // 25% off everything with code: Setsail

Koolaburra // 25% off everything with code: KOOLASAVINGS

Lisi Lerch // 30% off everything + free shipping

LOFT // 50% off everything with code: THANKS

Madewell // 25% off everything with code: DONTSTRESS

Marley Lilly // up to 70% off

Milly // 20% off $300+ with code: THANKFUL17

Moon & Lola // 30% off everything with code: ALLWEEKLONG

Neiman Marcus // $50 your regular $200 purchase with code THANKFUL

Nordstrom // extra 20% off select sale items

Outdoor Voices // 20% off everything + free shipping

Parker NY // 30% off everything with code: CELEBRATE

Ray-Ban // 20% off everything

Revolve // up to 50% off sale styles

Saint Bernard Sports // 15% off most items

Saks 5th Avenue //$75 giftcard with $150+ purchase with code: BLKFRI17

Sam Edelman // 30% off everything + free expedited shipping with code: SAMSGIVING

Shopbop // 20%-30% off depending on how much you spend with code: MORE17

Sole Society // up to 50% off select styles

T3 Micro // 25% off everything with code: FRIDAY17

Tory Burch // 30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS

Tuckernuck // 20% off everything , 25% off $500+, %30 off $1000 with code: GONUTS

I’ll be updating this all weekend, so be sure to check back for important additions and edits. Happy shopping!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Keep reading
Shop the look

happy thanksgiving

I’m also so excited to announce that this year, I’ll be mailing Christmas cards again!!! Set your alarms, because if you’re one of the first 100 readers to submit your info in my Black Friday sale guide post (going live at midnight!), I’ll send one your way!

DRESS   flannel button down dress (wearing size XS, 25% off with code Setsail)   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs (25% off with code Setsail)   |   SHOES   sam edelman suede pums (30% off with code SAMSGIVING)

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! As I write this, I’m curled up on the couch in XL sized sweatpants and an old college tshirt watching “Christmas Prince” with my family. (My dad’s not a fan… but he’s outnumbered 3 to 1!)

I have had the best day cooking,  eating and napping in true Thanksgiving fashion, and now that the food coma has set in, I’m hard at work roundup up the best sales for you to shop at midnight tonight!

I’m also so excited to announce that this year, I’ll be mailing Christmas cards again!!! Set your alarms, because if you’re one of the first 100 readers to submit your info in my Black Friday sale guide post (going live at midnight!), I’ll send one your way!

Last year was the first time I did this, and it was too fun. Y’all actually made my site crash! This year I’m prepared. :)

I am thankful for you each and every day. It still blows my mind that over the past few years I’ve gotten to share my life and thoughts and fashion finds and heart with you, and it’s a blessing I don’t ever take for granted!

I hope y’all have had the best day today. Get ready to shop here on Lonestar Southern at midnight tonight! (Let me just say… these sales are amazing.)

Love from Texas,

Kate

Keep reading
Shop the look

favorite stores

Nordstrom

Shop it >

Furbish Studio

Shop it >

holiday shopping with ebay

I have been wanting a gorgeous red coat for some time now and was floored to find this brand new Kate Spade coat listed for 50% off of the retail price on eBay. The bright color, bow detailing and classic toggle closures are so me. I couldn’t believe my luck!

COAT   red kate spade toggle coat   |   SHOES   stuart weitzman ankle strap heels   |   BAG   kate spade bag

Gifting season is upon us, and is there anything better than receiving that perfectly-personal, unique gift that seems like it was made for you? Today, I am so excited to be partnering with eBay in sharing what makes the site my go-to destination for finding beautiful, accessible gifts for everyone on my list!

When it feels like I’ve “seen it all” throughout my holiday shopping and am struggling to find something fun and new, my favorite fix is eBay. Did you know that 81% of eBay’s inventory (of approximately 1.1 billion listings at any given time) is new and the vast majority are listed at “buy it now”?

This makes the shopping experience so fun and exciting. You never know what treasure you’re going to come across!

I have been wanting a gorgeous red coat for some time now and was floored to find this brand new Kate Spade coat listed for 50% off of the retail price on eBay. The bright color, bow detailing and classic toggle closures are so me. I couldn’t believe my luck!

In fact, once I put this outfit together I realized that my shoes and bag were also listed on eBay in multiple sizes and colors, brand new and discounted from the retail price as well!

If you’re shopping for someone notoriously difficult to gift or are looking for a stand-out, showstopping piece for yourself, I’m going to ask you this question. Did you check eBay? Something tells me if you do, you won’t be disappointed!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

Thank you, eBay, for sponsoring this post!

 

Keep reading
Shop the look

my favorite jeans // dressed down

Something about the actual stretch of the denim along with the high-rise fit make them perfectly comfortable for throwing on for errands around town (with my holiday flat white from Starbucks, of course), or even for getting cozied up by the fire watching a Hallmark Christmas movie.

JEANS   frame ali high waist ankle skinny jeans (fit true to size, wearing size 25)   |   SWEATER    tan vneck sweater   |   SHOES    ugg boots (worn rolled over)   |   BAG    longchamp tote   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs

Hello, friends! Today, as promised, I’m back sharing the “laid back” counterpart to yesterday’s chic ensemble featuring my favorite jeans of the season… these Frame denim skinny jeans!

Like I explained in yesterday’s post, if I’m going to invest in an expensive pair of designer jeans, I must absolutely love the look and feel of them so I can wear them for any and every situation. That’s why this pair is my new favorite go-to… they look incredibly chic but also feel fabulously comfortable.

Something about the actual stretch of the denim along with the high-rise fit make them perfectly comfortable for throwing on for errands around town (with my holiday flat white from Starbucks, of course), or even for getting cozied up by the fire watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. Usually, I reach for leggings or a pair of pajama pants for lazy days around the house, but these are so comfortable I forget to change. When it comes to jeans, that’s saying something!

Between the slimming silhouette, the chic wash and the incredibly comfortable stretch, I love that these jeans are my go-to this season. You’ll find more FRAME styles here!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

 

Keep reading
Shop the look

lights, camera…

my favorite jeans // dressed up

I had never tried FRAME denim before, but had heard such great things about the line from friends and bloggers I follow. So when I saw the chic dark wash of this pair, along with the slimming high-rise waistline and slightly cropped cut, I decided to give it a try.

frame denim

JEANS   frame ali high waist ankle skinny jeans (fit true to size, wearing size 25)   |   VEST   faux fur vest (wearing size S)   |   TOP   white long sleeve tee (wearing size XS)   |   CLUTCH   suede tory burch bag (33% off, convertible cross body and clutch)   |    SHOES   steve madden pointy-toe pump   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   BRACELET   david yurman bracelet

As much as I love shopping, there has always been one item I’ve hated searching for… jeans! I don’t know whether it’s my petite height, rather curvy backside (ha!) or a combination of the two, but for some reason it has always been a struggle to find a pair I love the look and fit of.

That’s why the denim department at Nordstrom has been my saving grace. Between the vast selection, unbeatable return policy, free shipping and online reviews, the shopping experience has become substantially less painful and way more effective!

I had never tried FRAME denim before, but had heard such great things about the line from friends and bloggers I follow. So when I saw the chic dark wash of this pair, along with the slimming high-rise waistline and slightly cropped cut, I decided to give it a try.

Needless to say, I didn’t end up simply liking this pair, I loved them! My favorite part about them? They are chic enough to wear dressed up for holiday parties and nights out with friends, but comfortable enough to wear cozied up on the couch in a roomy sweater. In fact, tune in later this week to see how I wear this same pair for errands during this busy time of year!

If I’m going to spend the big bucks on a pair of designer jeans, they have to be all that and a bag of chips… know what I mean? They have to look, fit and feel great. I’m so happy to have found that in this pair of FRAME jeans, and can’t wait to show you more about why this week!

Love from Texas,

Kate

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this post!

Keep reading
Shop the look

’tis the season // holiday dresses under $200

click on a dress to shop Can we all agree that one of the many fabulous aspects of the holiday season is the fabulous soirees? From winter weddings to Christmas parties, there always seems to be an occasion worthy of red lipstick and heels… and a fabulous dress, of course!…

click on a dress to shop

Can we all agree that one of the many fabulous aspects of the holiday season is the fabulous soirees? From winter weddings to Christmas parties, there always seems to be an occasion worthy of red lipstick and heels… and a fabulous dress, of course!

I have been scouring the web all week to compile a roundup of amazing holiday dress options, all under $200! In fact, I had planned to post this yesterday, but the hunting took longer than expected. So my apologies for not having a post up for you!

If you’re looking to splurge, here are a few dresses above $200 I’m also smitten with. A classic silhouette with a dashing detail. Hunter green, lace goodness. The timeless LBD.

Whatever your personal style and price range, I hope this gives you some direction and inspiration for your own holiday dress hunt!

Love from Texas,

Kate

P.S. I didn’t include it because so many sizes were out of stock, but if you’re a Petite, you’re in luck! This red bow dress is one I’m planning on wearing to a wedding in mid-December. I can’t wait!

Keep reading
Shop the look