Jewelry & Jeans: November 2016

American Style

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 





So it appears that Fall has finally arrived in Fresno.  It may be the end of November but all the leaves are finally changing colors and starting to fall.  Better late than never, right? I may or may not have made a small pile just so I could throw them in the air!! I'm loving the change of seasons and embracing the colder weather.  

How fabulous is this American style wrap cardigan? Red, white and blue style is perfect year round. It's such a classic look that never goes out of style. The shawl collar, tie waist and fun print all make for a great winter look. Plus, its currently 40% off and who doesn't love that!!  You can score this fun sweater HERE.  I love cardigans because you can layer so easily. I must own 20 but they're also great for when you live somewhere that doesn't get super cold. I paired this look with THESE riding boots, they are a season must have and are on MAJOR sale. They are sold out at most places but I've found them stocked HERE.  I literally live in my riding boots for 6 months out of the year.  What is your go to winter staple?



Circus Life

Sunday, November 27, 2016



A week ago we celebrated my sweet Bronson's 1st birthday at The Little Gym, Fresno.  Let me tell you, I was kind of in denial that a year had already past and I was due to plan his party.  I mean, it felt like just yesterday we were welcoming him into the world, introducing him to his brother and kissing his tiny ties.  There were two things I cared about when I started thinking about what to do for his party; a fun theme and somewhere good for a 1 year old that wasn't my house (far too much work).

Since living with Bronson is like living in a constant circus I thought how cute would that be as a theme. This kids a manic, I swear!  I spotted the most amazing invitations on Etsy by Shellie of Parties by the Bundle. No other invitation I viewed was half as creative, colorful and nicely created as Shellies. Plus, you can get bundles including all the coordinating party decor.  From favors and cupcake toppers, to water bottle wrappers and signage. She has so many options to choose from. Plus, you can do small 3 option bundles or huge bundles that include everything party decor option you can think of.  You also have the choice of getting a digital file to print as many pieces as you'd like or have Shellie print for you. Since I have been so busy I opted for Shellie to print the invitations and all of the decor for me. Everything was printed on heavy cardstock and was done professionally.  I was so very impressed!!

Shellie printed over half a dozen different posters for us. 

Four different designed cupcake toppers!


Two different designed gift tags and thank you cards as well!

I attended a birthday party at The Little Gym about 2 months prior and thought, what better place to have a party for a 1 year old. After talking with the helpful staff and Jami, I knew there was no where else I'd like to have Bronson's 1st.  It's a great indoor venue and it's fun for little ones of all ages.  My nearly 4 year old had just as much fun!



The Little Gym is filled with bright colors, padded mats and fun music.  We had two amazing team members that not only did all of the party room set up and clean up but entertained the kids with activities the entire time. Parties at The Little Gym include 1 1/2 hours of fun. There is no food requirement in house and there is really no food limitations.  They allow you to bring in just about anything.  We brought in an awesome cotton candy machine from Expo Rentals and made fresh cotton candy for each kiddo as part of their favors.  Expo makes it so easy to add that extra touch to every party or event and I love working with them.



The Little Gym really is the only place for a little one's birthday! Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped us celebrate Bronson turning one.

And a very special thank you to The Little Gym, Shellie of Parties by the Bundle, and Expo Rentals for sponsoring this post.

I received product in exchange for this post however, all opinions are solely my own. 

Black Friday Scores!

Friday, November 25, 2016




I've compiled an A-Z list of the best Black Friday sales! So many great buys that are selling out fast.



I've listed several stores and the huge savings offered with great discount codes. For my absolute favorite stores, I have included some of my favorite products so make sure to scroll through! I've arranged several lookbooks with specific items, not specific stores. That way, you can shop the absolute best items from the BEST SALES!

Be sure to check out the awesome sales and save yourself the hassle of parking and waiting in lines!

Nordstrom- HUGE sales plus an extra 20% off select sale items.

Banana Republic- 50% of one item w/ code BRFIFTY and 40% off remainder w/ code BRFORTY

Gap- 50% off EVERYTHING with code TGIF50

ASOS- Use Thankful30 to get 30%off everything

BaubleBar- For 12 hours only you can get 35% off with code VIP35



Loft- Get 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD HERE.

Express- Get 50% off everything HERE.

Shopbop- 25% off everything with code GOBIG16 

Chicwish- BLK25 for 25% off (ends 11/28)



JCrew- 40% of everything sitewide with code HOLIDAY!

Target- Use link get early access to special black friday deals

H&M- Use code 0319 for free shipping on all orders until 11/28



Wayfair- Use link to get up to 80% off early access items

Gigi New York- Get from $50-$300 in gift cards back with qualifying purchase

American Eagle- 40% men and women styles

Ambercrombie and Fitch- 50% off the entire store starting at 6pm Thanksgiving night

Ulta- $10, $20, and $30 deals starting 11/23 and ending 11/24


Thankful For Everything

Thursday, November 24, 2016





I love the holidays and Thanksgiving is no exception. I am so thankful for all of our blessings, most of all for God's love and grace. For my family, for our health, for time to spend making memories and eating way too much pie. Over the years I have learned to obsess less over the details and be more content.  Stressing to make every little detail perfect leads to unnecessary anxiety rather than the perfect holiday meal or get together.  And in the end I enjoy the time less. One of the tricks to help me stress less, yet still feel as if everything looks put together, is to use Expo party rentals.

Expo has so many rental options. So whether you are planning a huge event or just a simple dinner party, Expo can definitely assist.  Their staff is beyond knowledgeable and helpful, and their selection of rentals is pretty amazing.  From gorgeous shades of linens, including so many sequined options, to tables, chairs, dance floors, popcorn makers, couches and more! This is the second time I've used them to help make an event better and I'm not disappointed.

They have something called rent the settings and they combine everything together into a bundle package for you so the thinking, coordinating and hassle is done for you. I ordered the Amber setting but swapped the runner and added a burlap tablecloth. They can deliver and pick up but best of all, no clean up necessary.  You don't have to wash any of the dishware or linens, just return and Expo will take care of all the cleaning. Its amazing! I'm telling you, save yourself the time, especially with all the parties ahead in December.

Make sure to use Expo for your next event.  They are sure to make it look fantastic! You can find their website HERE. Or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram.



Shop Black Friday Sales Early {Plus Discount Codes for Extra Savings}

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I am always on the hunt for good deals and black friday is one of my favorite times of year to shop early. However, sometimes my desire for good deals actually results in missing out because I waste too much time waiting.  This year I vowed to snag up the good deals right when they arrived so that I wasn't getting sold out notifications every time I tried to add something into my basket.

Lucky for you, I've spotted some early black friday sales and rounded up some of my favorites. These items are 25-40% off and they are already selling out fast, so don't hesitate. Trust me, these items won't be around come the weekend! Click on any of the items below for details or check out my look books.
Sweaters are always a must and all the pretty details on these and these have my heart a flutter. From lace to lace up, these sweaters will keep you warm and looking cute.


There are so many great deals on boots including these Hunters for only $100!! And I'm obsessed with the color of THIS jacket.


Plus, now is a great time to stock up on holiday dresses and great accessories.  How sweet is the bow detail on this beanie


I have some great discount codes that I've compiled for you all as well.  Be sure to check out the awesome sales and save yourself the hassle of parking and waiting in lines!

Banana Republic- 50% of one item w/ code BRFIFTY and 40% off remainder w/ code BRFORTY

Gap- 50% off EVERYTHING with code TGIF50

Shopbop- 25% off everything with code GOBIG16 

Tory Burch- 30% off with code THANKS

Chicwish- BLK25 for 25% off (ends 11/28)

Target- Use link get early access to special black friday deals

H&M- 0319 for free shipping on all orders until 11/28

Wayfair- Use link to get up to 80% off early access items

Gigi New York- Get from $50-$300 in gift cards back with qualifying purchase

American Eagle- 40% men and women styles

Ambercrombie and Fitch- 50% off the entire store starting at 6pm Thanksgiving night

Ulta- $10, $20, and $30 deals starting 11/23 and ending 11/24

Happy shopping everyone.  Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.

Lots of love, R


The Perfect Comfy Look For Fall

Monday, November 21, 2016


Is it just me or does the time change and the cooler nights call for casual and comfy attire? I've been reaching for those effortless styles more and more.  K and I were out walking the other day and I grabbed this sweatshirt because well, look at it! 

You know what's better than comfy clothes, comfy clothes that look good. When we are going back and forth between watching football and running errands there are days I don't even want to change out of my pajamas and then there are times when I've got on my Sunday best. This side zip pull-over is a great happy medium.  It has all the comfort of a sweatshirt but with style.  The two zippers are placed just on the sides at a slight angle, to give a more flattering look when opened or not.  Plus, it comes in 5 colors which you can see HERE! It's been selling out fast so don't wait. 





 
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