Gift Guide: For the Littles (+ toddler style) // Favorite Black Friday Sales

Happy (Black) Friday, ladies! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends - ours was full of food and friends. I spent all day cooking, all night in a food coma, and we have tons of leftovers (can't complain about that!). Today I'm sharing my favorite gifts for kids and a little toddler style featuring my favorite items (most on sale) right now for the littles, PLUS our favorite sales for Black Friday at the bottom! Have a great weekend! xx 

I do most of my shopping for Sophia at Gap (50% off site-wide for Black Friday!) and Nordstrom because of the great sales (Gap), and best customer service (Nordstrom). I typically buy her clothes a little big because this girl seriously grows like a weed, and I don't want to buy things only for her to grow out of them in a few weeks. 
Sophia doesn't go anywhere without her pillow pet. She mostly uses it to sleep, but this is by far her favorite gift she's ever received. They have a smaller version for babies - she's been using this as a "pillow" since she turned one. 
 sweater dress (50% off - use code BLKFRIDAY) | jeans (the best I've found for long legs, 40% off!) | boots (on sale here)  


dress (50% OFF with code BLKFRIDAY) | tights (50% OFF) | boots 


For Christmas, my hubs and I are getting extra ambitious and putting together a playroom for Sophia. We ordered this table (on sale!) and a seriously beautiful teepee from Etsy. I can't wait to show you the final product! Shop my favorite gifts for kids below - I've ordered a few of these for Sophia, and for my nieces and nephews as well. Kids are the best to shop for during the holidays because they get so excited!

My Favorite Gifts for Kids:
(click on the photo to be taken to the website for purchase)

And now, for our favorite BLACK FRIDAY SALES! 
ALL SAINTS // 20% off all styles - CODE: THANKS 
ANTHROPOLOGIE // 25% off sitewide - CODE: HOLIDAY25
ASOS // 30% off - CODE: TGIBF
J. CREW // 30% off select styles + 40% off sale - CODE: HOLIDAY 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are spending the holiday with the ones you love the most! We have so much to be thankful for each and everyday. We're so grateful for all of you that follow along on this journey with us!

Happy Thanksgiving! #timetoeat

Keeping it Neutral

coat (only $74!) c/o | sweater c/o | jeans c/o (non-maternity version here) | booties (Coach - sold out, similar here and here) | bag (Armani, similar here) | sunnies c/o The Oxford Trunk | hat (Nordstrom, similar here

Neutrals are my go-to if I'm having a "I have nothing to wear!" day. I had to switch it up from black on black on black by adding this gray sweater, and camel beanie. I love black, camel, and gray together - it's probably my favorite color combo of the season. I received these jeans from A Pea in the Pod (my favorite maternity store), and they are seriously heavenly! After getting them, I bought the non-maternity version as well because they are so comfortable I wanted to have them to wear after my pregnancy. Whenever I wait too long to make a purchase, the item is either sold out in my size or discontinued, so I had to buy them now - they are that good. I have a really busy day prepping for Thanksgiving - lots of errands to run, and I'm going to begin some of my cooking today! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving loves! xx 



Today is marks the BIGGEST sale of the year for one of our favorites, Shopbop. The best part about this sale is that there are NO brand exclusions - all designers are included! To get amazing deals, use GOBIG14 at checkout - if you see something you love, go for it as the best pieces tend to sell out super fast since there are no brands excluded (plus free shipping + returns puts your mind at ease). If you've been saving for a designer bag, now would be a great time to pull the trigger sine these items never go on sale. We are especially loving this and this (classic bags that will never go out of style). They also have a men's section (something a lot of people don't realize), if you're looking for a gift for any of the men in your life. Our favorites are below.
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And a few more items we're loving:

Gift Guide: For Her...Under $200

phone case | card case | watch (get 15% off with code "Holiday_somewherelately") | nail lacquer | hat | scarf | sneakers (hurry before these are sold out!) | evil eye earrings 

Hope you ladies are having a great Monday! We are excited to share our next gift guide with you - under $200 for her. When it comes to the ladies in our lives (friends, mom, or even ourselves) we tend to keep it around this price-point, and wanted to share our top picks with you this afternoon. These sneakers are seriously amazing (they may or may not already be in the mail to slip under my tree #treatyoself!) - hurry, they will sell out quickly! We love our Daniel Wellington watches, and you can get 15% off any item on their site with the coupon code "Holiday_somewherelately," plus free shipping! In other good's almost time for happy hour! ;)

A Little "Me" Time (+ a chance to win $1,000!)

Not going to a full-time mama of a toddler, with a hubby who works 12-14 hour days, I need a little "me" time every now and then. On Saturday mornings, my husband usually takes Sophia for a daddy/daughter date to let me have a little time to myself, and for that I am SO thankful - I'm sure other mamas (working OR stay-at-home) can relate ;). However, it's rare that I get a night out with the girls since I love spending time with my hubs on the weekends, because our weekdays are so hectic. 
A few weeks ago was a different story - I stole a moment, rather an entire evening, in the city for a little girl's night out at POPSUGAR'S Seriously Distracted Launch Party, presented by fruitwater. If you've never seen Seriously Distracted, you should definitely check it out - it's a workplace (PR) comedy. My favorite episode is "Franco," - and features the PR girls stealing a moment at work to discuss the "Franco follow," when James Franco clicks through to one of their instagram accounts, and hilarity ensues. A new episode airs every Tuesday over on POPSUGAR, so steal a moment for yourself (at work OR at home), and watch! The launch party was at 1 Oak in Chelsea (such a great spot), and was so much fun. Hand-crafted cocktails (virgin for me!), appetizers, and a great crowd made for a fun night away from my "everyday." 

Now, for the really exciting part - fruitwater is hosting an instagram contest with a $1,000 prize - all you have to do to enter is post a photo letting your followers know how you steal a moment, follow @fruitwaterbev, and include #stealamomentsweeps and #fruitwater in your photo caption. 

This post was sponsored by fruitwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about fruitwater, all opinions are my own.

Gift Guide: Little Luxuries For Her

Happy Friday, babes! We are kicking off gift guides today with our personal holiday wishlists. Some of these items are "little luxuries," while others are definitely our "big ticket" picks. 

book | belt | faux fur | clutch | boots (on sale!) | earphones 
sunglasses | watch | blush | coat | earrings

Have you made your list for Santa yet? 

Thanksgiving Layers

denim | henley | sweater | booties | bag | hat

I can't believe Thanksgiving is one week from today! I'm flying home to Iowa on Wednesday for a long weekend with the family - can't wait! I stopped at Nordstrom last week to pick up a comfy, casual outfit for the holiday. I went with this pair of Paige denim - they are the 'Jimmy Jimmy' boyfriend skinny jeans. They're loose but fitted and super comfortable! I bought these Paige jeans last month too - definitely becoming one of my favorite denim brands! For some reason I gravitate to grey sweaters...anyone else? I layered this plaid henley for a little flare!


Huge thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!


We have an amazing giveaway for you ladies this week - just in time for the holidays! As you may have seen on Instagram yesterday, we are giving away the beautiful Venuska Red scarf from Krista Norris Collection (a $95 value)! To enter, be sure to visit our instagram, and find the photo above (all details listed there). For an additional entry, leave a comment here letting us know which Krista Norris scarf is your absolute favorite. Winner will be announced Friday! xx 

A Bundled Thanksgiving

Good morning, loves! I'm planning a super casual Thanksgiving this year - we are hosting a few of our friends at our home (so much to prepare for!). If the weather cooperates, we are planning to have a bonfire on the patio with festive cocktails after we stuff ourselves. I wanted a look that was casual, warm, but put together for the holiday and decided on this bundled outfit. I'm obsessed with coated denim, and these jeans are pretty much the only non-maternity pants I can still squeeze into. I picked them up at Nordstrom recently because I love the look, and love the comfort of coated denim (stretchier than regular denim). This coat has been on repeat lately, if you haven't noticed. I am obsessed with coats, and don't think you can ever have too many. My local Nordy's has the most amazing outerwear department, but they have just as many online as well - I'm seriously loving this and this (and both are under $200!). I really need to pick up some gloves or mittens - of course I can't find any of mine after our move. Will you be having a casual or formal Thanksgiving? 


Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!