Saturday, November 17, 2018

.Weekend Sale Roundup.

With Black Friday less than a week a way the sales are really starting to roll in! Let me just say, they are good! Below I rounded up the best of the best at our favorite retailers! 

****Happy Shopping****

Abercrombie- 50% OFF select styles (a lot of which I have shared lateley!) 
and 50% OFF all denim! I can't recommend these jeggings enough! 

American Eagle- $50 OFF $150+ // $30 OFF $100+ // $20 OFF $75

Anthropologie- Extra 40% OFF ALL sale items! // 20% OFF full price pants + jeans

BaubleBar- $10 doorbusters // 30% OFF personalized // 65% OFF Gift Sets

Express 40% OFF everything! 

Gap- 40% OFF everthing code: GIFT
50% OFF for cardholders code: CARDBF + an extra 10% OFF code:PLUS10

J.Crew- 35% OFF dressed up styles
25% OFF everything else code: READYTOPARTY

J.Crew Factory- 40% OFF code: GIFTING 

LOFT- 50% OFF for cardholders // 40% OFF for everyone else

Macys- Black Friday Preview...the deals are SO insane! Like this Kitchenaid mixer for only $189 (originally $324!) or 50% OFF select handbags!

Nordstrom- The 40% OFF Fall Event is still going strong! 

Old Navy- 40% OFF everything!

Pink Lily Boutique- Free Shipping all Weekend with code: FREESHIPWEEKEND

Pottery Barn- 20% OFF regular priced items + FREE SHIPPING 
code: Holiday

Sephora- 15% OFF with code: BIBONUS
You must be a 'beauty insider' which is free + easy! Just register your email and you can do that online in like 30 seconds. It gets you the discount, you get birthday treats every year & earn points for free products! I think I have been one since like 2008 or something! 

Target- 20% OFF thousands of gifts!! Perfect time to snag kids gifts! 

Thank you for shopping with me!! Keep checking back this week for all the sales!

Xo, Kayla 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

.Holiday Family Photo Inspo + Thanksgiving Outfits.

Top (wearing xsmall, size down) $39! on mega sale || Jeans || Booties
Chain Bracelet (amazon prime under $20!)|| Lipstick (creme cup)  Lip Liner (soar)

Dress (on sale for $12)|| Booties (on sale for $18 and also come in gray)
 Faux Fur Vest (runs big, she's wearing a 2t-3t) || Bow (prime find + only $11) 


This past weekend we had the pleasure of shooting our family photos with the ever so talented Yana. I say pleasure because surprisingly Kennedy was pretty cooperative! The shoot was in the mountains and about 30 degrees cooler than our house, so she was freezing! We probably bribed her with everything under the sun from candy to LOL Dolls, but hey it worked! I am so glad we went with the location we chose because it ended up looking like a fall wonderland.

You know how family photos go, it can be stressful to say the least! For some reason we have terrible luck too. For instance, Kennedy came down with a rash the day of our engagement photos and a double ear infection on our wedding day! Somehow the end result is worth allllll the trouble! 

I often think the stress starts, well for mom at least, the moment you book the photos! The first thing that goes thru my mind is "But what will we wear?!"...if I'm being honest I am usually stressing about that long before I even book them! 

If this is you, I wanted to give you some little tips that I find helpful when pulling all the looks together! 

First, is location! You want your outfits to vibe with the overall aesthetic that you have going on. I typically gravitate towards holiday colors, think reds & plaid, but decided to go a completely different route this time. I thought long term, not just Christmas/Holiday card. I wanted to have photos that I could display year round, not just a month and 1/2 out of the year! Now don't get me wrong, I love the holiday vibe!! But we have done it many years and I wanted something different! I decided to go with tones that matched our house, but also felt very fall-ish at the same time!

Second, start with one statement piece first! Mine was Kennedy's dress. I did this a little different this year. Typically I start with my outfit. I just knew I wanted her to wear that darling little pink dress and I would work us around her. She is the star of the show in our house anyways ;) It's easier to have a starting point then work down the line from there!

Which brings me to my next point, Coordinate don't match! You know get colors that compliment each other don't dress the entire family in the same thing from head to toe! This tip automatically makes me think of the 90's. Somewhere my mom has family photos where we are all wearing white shirts and denim pants, not cute! Some things just deserve to stay in another decade. The pattern on Kennedy dress had navy blue and burgundy running through it. I planned mine and Tyler's outfits around that! Somehow this was the easiest year for me when it came to outfits. It all just kind of worked out and I didn't find myself in full-blown panic mode.

The most shocking thing was probably my top. I always style myself in dresses and skirts when it comes to our family photos. I wanted to shake things up and go jeans & a pretty blouse, but didn't really have anything in mind. I thought it was going to end with a meltdown and last minute mall trip to pick up a dress, if I am being honest. Somehow the retail gods came together and made my life a little easier and I found my top on the sale rack when we were up at an event in Carlsbad. I do want to mention if you missed my try on with it over on Instagram, it's unlined. Which is a simple fix. I just purchased a burgundy cami from Forever 21 for $3! You'd never know they weren't attached. 

One of my last tips would be the day of, if you have little kids, go in with slightly lower expectations and have little treats with you! We brought one piece of Halloween candy that our photographer waved around and it scored us quite a few smiles. Also, when I backed up and let Kennedy do her thing, she worked the camera and gave us some great shots as well! Also, Tyler plays around with her a lot and some of their candid shots are my fav.

I hope that if you have family photos coming up in the next couple weeks, you find this info helpful! I know it can be a lot, but those precious pictures are priceless.

Side note, I also noticed when I was putting this together, that our outfits would make great Thanksgiving outfits too! That has been a request from you ladies to share some inspo. With the delicious holiday exactly one week away, make sure to order asap to get them in time! 

Xo, Kayla 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

.Weekend Sale Roundup.

Happy Saturday, ladies! I'm actually up at midnight with a glass of wine as I type never sleeps! Tyler and I are taking a spur of the moment trip out to Phoenix for a couple days, so I have been hustling to get everything in order! We are only going for less than 48 hours but somehow I have a list 8 miles long to tackle before we can actually hit the road, ha!

Right before we head out, we are shooting our family photos. I have had this on our calendar for months and I am so excited! Well as excited as you can get to take family photos with a toddler. I think there will be a lot of bribery going on, but that's ok, it's totally worth it! I will say this, I have never regretted taking family photos. They can be so much work, but SO worth it. 

Anyways, lets talk sales, shall we! With a little less than 2 weeks till Thanksgiving and Cyber weekend, the sales are starting to roll in....and they're good! I have been starting to check things off my list and it feels so awesome to be ahead of schedule. So I thought I would make your lives a little easier and round up the sales in one spot! 

I'm really hoping to be a great resource for you ladies (+ men) as we head into the holidays! I also want to say a huge THANK YOU! I feel like we have the best little community here! You ladies are so kind & thoughtful to go out of your way to shop my links and I truly appreciate each and every single one of you....more than you know!

Abercrombie- 50% OFF Jeans //$100 off Jackets // $35 Flannels 
I grabbed these non-distressed dark wash jeggings (runs tts) & they are my new obsession! Also, this leopard tee is the cutest! (runs big, I liked the small) 

American Eagle - 25% off your entire purchase with code: YES25 // 
Jeans & Joggers BOGO 50% OFF

Anthropologie- 20% OFF full price home items // so many cute gift items included! Their mugs make the best little present and some are as low as $6!

Express- 40% OFF everything! I highly recommend snagging this must have pullover , the best tank ever that's only $14 (I wear a small),  and these camo leggings

Gap- Up to 50% OFF everything PLUS an extra 20% OFF with code: EXTRA
Their toddler PJs are my absolute favorite-so soft! Kennedy has worn these exact ones (unisex) the last two Christmas'. I think I might snag a pair for this year to keep the tradition alive! 

J.Crew- 30% OFF your purchase with code: FRIENDS //
 Rewards Members 35% OFF with code: FAMILY 
I'm crushing hard on this cardi/coat I shared on stories. I think Santa might just be bringing it to me in the blush ( in an xsmall for a blazer fit) 

J.Crew Factory- Stock up sale! 
20% OFF 2 items/ 30% OFF 3 items /40% OFF 4 or more items
Code: FALL 

LOFT-40% OFF your purchase code: WORKIT

Nordstrom- 40% OFF Fall Event
OMG so many great staple pieces on sale!! Seriously you could get so much Christmas shopping done...for you too ;) Items are selling out fast though! Our of everything, I am dying over these Uggs..that bow!! Oh and that price!! 

Old Navy- 20% OFF EVERYTHING (no code needed) 
50% OFF Jeans, Dresses & Outerwear
You already know which jeans I am going to tell you to grab...the magic jeans
Also, this jersey swing dress I have & love, is marked down to $15! It's so flattering + comfy and thanks to the "swing" factor, the perfect Thanksgiving dress to eat alll the food in! 
(I wear a small. Between sizes, size down) 

Pink Lily Boutique- Free shipping over $50

Pottery Barn- Buy more, save more! Code: SAVEMORE
Their holiday section is just magical! We always snag a couple of their ornaments.

Target- FREE $10 gift card with any $50 clothing purchase! 
This deal ends tonight, so act fast! I have already taken advantage of this twice this week...#whoops! I highly, highly recommend snagging this $16 tie top that is an identical dupe for the UO one! 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

.Old Navy 50% OFF Sale.

It's here, it's here!! The Old Navy Friends + Family 50% OFF everything sale!
 The sale was originally for all cardholders (with code: CARD) but they also opened it up to us non-cardholders! Just text 'VIP' to 653689 and they will send you your own code
 for 50% OFF!! 

I did a massive try on haul yesterday over on Instagram (@kotineru) . I saved it to my highlights if you missed it! I actually have three different 'Old Navy' highlights because I have done so many try ons there lately. I have to say, I have been loving everything there for fall/the holidays. So many quality pieces at such great prices! It really is the perfect time to stock up on gifts!

Below I rounded up all my favorites that I own and tried on. Just click the pictures to shop and make sure to use your code to take 50% OFF! The sale ends tonight so shop your little heart out before it ends! Also, they offer free in store pick up now if you don't want to pay for shipping!....I usually do that even when I'm in the store because 99% of the time the deals are better online. 

Happy Shopping!! XOXO