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Outfit Details:
Top c/o Style Lately
Cardigan c/o Riffraff (take 10% off with code SANDYALAMODE)
Leather Pants: Albion Fit
Necklace: TAudrey
Bag: Chloe Marcie

Photo Credits: Roxana B Photography

Girl Boss.  I don’t know much about why it’s so popular but it is and I’m going with it.  I know there’s a book out with that title and I may just need to read it whenever I can find the time.  But to me, it means that I means I run my own show (like this blog) and I own it, mmmhmm yet.  I am also the boss of our household (my husband might not agree with that though) and a boss at my day job too.  :)  So I’m rocking the tee and proud of it.  By the way, all that snow we got melted this week as it’s been in the 50s lately, yay!

So this year I don’t think I will be doing any Black Friday shopping (I know, a shopaholic not shopping on the major shopping holiday of the year, crazy), but I have rounded up some of the best sales around at some of my favorite stores for YOU to enjoy!  :)  Ok, maybe I will buy a thing or two.  Happy shopping!!

BLACK FRIDAY SALES!

Ann Taylor // 50% off site wide CODE: THANKS
Anthropologie // 25% off all items CODE: HOLIDAY25
ASOS // 30% off CODE: TGIBF
Banana Republic // 50% off one full-priced item, 40% off the rest of your purchase; code BRFIFTY
BaubleBar // 15% off 2 items; code FRIDAY15; 35% off 4 items; code FRIDAY35
Boden // 30% off site wide CODE: 3K3G
Forever 21 // Deals under $5, $10, $20 – Extra 30% off clearance
Free People // up to 50% off select items.
GAP // 50% off sitewide CODE: BLKFRIDAY
J. Crew // 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale CODE: HOLIDAY
Kate Spade Saturday // 30% off sitewide + free shipping CODE: DEALME
Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase. Their well-constructed shoes are my favorite (the mira heel, and their ‘skimmer’ flats are the best!).
ModCloth // 50% Off 100s of new arrivals
Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product
Old Navy // entire store will be 50% off
Piperlime // 25% off sitewide CODE: THANKFUL25
Shopbop // 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 CODE: GOBIG14
Sole Society // 30% off all footwear
Urban Outfitters // additional 25% off all sale online, additional 50% off all sale in-stores
Zara // 30% off storewide

Vivian 2 Month

Dear Vivian,

On November 15, 2014, you turned 2 month old! Today is your first Thanksgiving and I wanted to dedicate this post to you, because I am soo soo thankful that you decided to join us!  This whole second month of your life, we survived and made it as a family of four.  At your 2 month check up, you weighed in at 9 pounds!  And I am proud to say you are exclusively breastfed, this was one of my goals for us, and we did it!  :)  Each weekday morning, your brother comes charging into the room where we are sleeping and climbs on to the bed.  He puts his face up real close to yours and talks really loud, and sometimes you wake up and sometimes you don’t.  We like to sleep in together until mid-morning before we wake up and the first thing you do when you wake up is give me a face full of smiles and coos and I love it.  Then we have our breakfast.  Every day, you get changed into a cute little outfit that Mommy likes to dress you up in (I don’t know how many times you’ve been called a doll in pictures and in real life, but it’s a lot).  We take some pictures, feed, watch TV, and you love to sleep.  The daytime goes by way too fast and then your brother and Daddy come home.  We eat dinner, you get a bath, and then go down for bedtime.  And you only wake up about once a night to eat!  You’ve been battling a stuffy nose for awhile now and we really hope it gets better because sometimes it wakes you up and bothers you.  It breaks my heart but again, we hope you get better soon!  I am just soo grateful for you, my little girl, my dream come true.  I can’t wait to show you the world and for you to meet your other set of grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins too!  Thank you for coming into our lives and being such a happy little girl!

Love,
Mommy

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You guys.  It’s scarf weather and if you don’t have a Just Dawnelle scarf, you probably need one!  She just restocked her shop and might just have a Black Friday sale this weekend too, so lookout!!  You should probably follow her Instagram so you don’t miss the announcement!  I love love love the rich and vibrant colors of this two sided two patterned scarf.  It really just brings a pop to what might otherwise be a somewhat boring (but cozy) outfit.  These scarves are one of a kind and I’ve already gotten tons of compliments on it, so I assure you, you will too.  ;)  Well hope you are all getting ready for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!  For our long weekend, we will be eating lots, decorating for Christmas, and taking a mini staycation to Park City, UT.  Can’t wait!!  :)

Outfit Details:
Scarf c/o Just Dawnelle
Cardigan: Forever 21
Pants: ASOS
Boots: Madewell
Bag: Chloe

Photo Credits: Roxana B Photography

P.S. Winner of the Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt Giveaway is Carolyn P.!!  :)  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com!!

holiday fashion guide
Ever since my baby girl was born, my interest in kid’s fashion has been resurrected.  I had played with boy’s fashion on my son for awhile and then when we got real busy with being pregnant again and moving, I didn’t have as much time to focus on his fashion.  But now, being on maternity leave and obsessing over baby girl’s fashion, I am also starting to get back into toddler boy fashion… and especially need to do it to go with his Macklemore haircut!  ;)  So today, I am bringing you a Holiday Fashion Gift Guide for Littles.  If you have a newborn or toddler or kid in your household or that you need to buy a gift for… then take note!
nooksdesign

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This shop is full of the absolute sweetest vintage-inspired handmade dresses that you won’t see anywhere else.  They have the prettiest designs, colors and patterns with lots of lace and wood button details.  They also sell booties, bonnets, and bows as well!

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This is one of those shops that makes the trendiest and cutest graphic tees for babies, toddler, kids, and even mamas!!  My son is the owner of the Hola Mama and it is just so cozy and warm and perfect for Winter!

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Their capes, their rompers, I am serious when I say I want them ALL for Vivian!  The designs are absolutely gorgeous, fresh, modern, and honestly look very high end!  For Black Friday, they will have 15% off selected items and $10 headwraps (no code needed)!

supayana

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This shop has some one of a kind pieces for baby/toddlers and women!  Much of her work features digitally printed fabric with illustrations from Montreal based artists.  She also designs a lot of the fabrics herself!

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This store is one that I consider a great place to get all your baby/toddler basics! They’ve got lots of gold printed onesies (selling some holiday ones now too) and a huge variety of leggings!  Onesies and leggings are so great for layering under skirts, cardigans, and really just wearing for every day.  And they have some of the most affordable prices I have ever seen!

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This shop is home of the unique playsuit capes and has a variety of graphic tees/tanks for kids and adults!  They have lots of different animal prints on clothing that are done in a unique and beautiful way!

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This shop sells a variety of bloomers, leggings and rompers that I consider staples for a baby/kid’s wardrobe.  These items are great for chilling around the house or going out and you can mix and match these with to many different tops and accessories!

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PB&J Threads -

This shop is home to some eco-friendly organic one of a kind handmade items that you won’t see anywhere else!  Their designs are classic yet trendy.  They sell clothing, bows and even shoes for little ones!!  Use code PBJ10 for 10% off!

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Lastly, this shop sells some of the cutest little accessories for little ones.  Hairbows, necklaces, crowns (swoon) and more!  Their items are classic and elegant and will make your mini-me stand out!  Take 15% off any order with code TIMETOSHOP!  Valid 11/25 – 11/30!

Now head on over to my Instagram to enter to win a special giveaway that features all of these shops!

Happy shopping!

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Trolley Square

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of dining and shopping at Trolley Square!  Since I am new to this city, it was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised!  Located in downtown Salt Lake City, this complex will make you feel like you are back in the “Old West”.  I love that it is an indoors shopping mall (I feel like that’s pretty rare these days), but for Utah, that’s essential especially for Winter shopping.  Some of the stores that caught my eye were:

Pottery Barn – Hello beautiful home decor!  I wish my whole house looked like their store.
Pottery Barn Kids – I got a bath towel for Vivian here but totally want to buy everything to decorate her nursery from here!
Spark – they’ve got women and men’s fashion and I finally got my teal hat that I’ve been wanting for forever from here (shown above).
American Apparel – lots of great basics for the whole family
Lulu Lemon – stylish and comfy workout gear!
Willams-Sonoma – all your holiday entertaining needs or kitchen/home goods gifts can be found here!

Tons of the stores will be having Black Friday sales too, so if you need another shopping destination on your Friday journey, don’t forget about Trolley Square.  It’s indoors so you can stay warm!  ;)