Hi Friends! It’s the Weekend! Yes! I hope you had a good week! Back to work after the holidays, ready to embrace a brand new year!
I’m so thankful for the help of my son Jacob Kennedy with my photography. I snapped this picture of him with my cell phone yesterday as we were finishing up and packing up to go home. He loves that hat because his brother gave it to him. I love that.
He has so many great ideas about how to use light and interesting backdrops. It has been really fun to be on this journey together! If you would like to follow Jacob on Instagram, you can find him @jacob.kennedy21.
Our exercise group is growing and thriving! If you haven’t heard, I am part of an online Facebook Group, called Sizzlers Challenge.
This is a group that runs like a well-oiled machine! And it’s fuel? Positivity and encouragement! It’s free, we aren’t selling anything, we just want to get a little healthier, live a little healthier, and have lots of fun and community doing it!
2019 is a fresh new year, why not come and join us? If you would like to check it out, Click Here: Sizzlers Challenge
Pinterest fans– Now my blog has the Pinterest app on it, so you should be able to hover over pictures in the blog and “Pin It”.
The sales are dripping with low price temptation as retailers are trying to unload what remains of the fall/winter merchandise. This is great for me because our winter will last through March and well into April!
Ann Taylor – 50% off select full price styles, use code MUSTHAVE; 50% off sale styles!
Anthropologie – 25% off Home Decor; 50% off Sale!! Yesss!
Banana Republic – 60% off sale styles! 40% off regular priced items.
Chicos – Semi Annual Sale- Up to 70% off select styles.
Clarks Save up to 50%, plus take an additional 30% off sale styles, use code: PLUS30
Dick’s Sporting Goods – End of season sale. Up to 75% off select apparel, outerwear and footwear.
DSW – 20% off everything! Use code: HELLO2019
Gap – Online- 40% off your purchase. Use code BRANDNEW. 20% off sale- use code PERK
Gap Factory – Up to 75% off almost everything! Plus an extra 20% off, use code GREATER
Henri Bendel – Entire store up to 60% off
JC Penney – Instore and Online 20% off use code GOSHOP83 Or extra 25% off $100 or more
JCrew – Extra 50% off final sale styles, use code BIGGERSALE
JCrew Factory – extra 50% off 2 clearance styles, 60% off 3 clearance styles, 70% off 4 clearance styles: use code EVENMORE
JJill – 30% off full priced styles use code: 30JAN19 . Extra 40% off sale styles.
Kohls – Extra 15% off use code: WINTRY15 Lots of great sales here!
Loft – 50% off select styles
Lord & Taylor – 3 day clearance, extra 40% off almost all clearance
Luckybrand – 40-60% off sale styles. Special denim sale starting at $29.99
Macy’s – Extra 20% off select styles, promo code: BIG
Nine West -Today (Friday) only flash sale extra 30% off, use code: TODAYONLY
Old Navy – 40% off clearance, 20% off your order. No code needed. Discounts applied at checkout.
Pier 1 – Semi Annual Furniture Clearance up to 60% off, no code needed.
Talbots – Take $5 off every sale sweater. Extra 50% off markdowns.
Target – Oooh lots of fitness wear, gear and vitamin sales going on! I need to go!
White House Black Market – 30% off full price purchase. Use code 71653 . 50% off sale styles.
Wow! There are some seriously good deals out there!
And now on to some fashion fun!
I shared a pic of this coat recently but didn’t share any of the details on it. I really like this coat! It’s the Longline Camel Coat by Something Navy at Nordstrom, 40% off, only $106.90!
Below, Jake is practicing “Dutch Angle” photography… it’s a thing! Who knew?
Above and below you can see the chunky color block scarf I am sharing, simply showing it so you can see the colors on the opposite ends of the scarf. It’s the Trouve Color Block Scarf and it’s 40% off, only $23.40! That is a keeper! Don’t miss it!
Next I have a sweater coat. I saw this and wanted to try it. It is super warm, almost like a coat.
Online it was shown with a light blue denim shirt. I liked it that way and I also like it with the black. It has this incredible texture that gives it a vintage look. And side slit pockets. I love pockets. And a notched lapel that makes it feel more coat than sweater.
Looking at these pictures I might have been able to size down. It was about 25° F when we took these, and this did keep me surprisingly warm! I should have had on a scarf and gloves though!
Next I am sharing a Helene Berman coat in red. It has soft shoulders and a wide collar.
Sort of a menswear look to it, it did keep me warm! I chose a black and white houndstooth scarf (older) to wear with it, Here is one from Macy’s that is similar with a little red in it, on sale for $15.99 use code BIG.
And finally, here is another coat from Something Navy at Nordstrom. Something Navy has got it going on in my opinion! This is the Long Feminine Coat.
Yes it sure is long! I’m about 5′ 5″, I originally tried it on with a 1″ heel, and switched to a 3″ heel. It kind of reminds me of “olden days”! It has notched lapels and a feminine chic silhouette! The fabric is a polyester and rayon blend so it gives it a contemporary feel.
I am loving this handbag by Urban Originals, Vegan Leather Tote. The cross body strap is removable.
Jake thought I looked a little like a gangster in all black, but I have to admit, it felt pretty classy! I don’t do all black that often. The long coat is really fun to wear, though if it was slushy it would probably get pretty dirty pretty quickl
Well, I have been thinking about the New Year’s Resolutions some more, and you know how some people choose a single word to capture a spirit they want to embrace for the coming year?
Well I have picked mine! Adventure!
I absolutely love how it feels when you go on an adventure! Whether it’s a new interest or a trip or trying something that takes you out of the ordinary! I don’t know… I like that word so much it might be a lifer thing for me!
My son Jake took me to a gym this past week. He began to teach me some of the beginning things for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He knows I never want to hit anyone (or have them hit me either for that matter, Hah!). I will be sharing more on that in upcoming posts!
And I had been interested for some time now in taking up hiking. I walk a couple miles every day so I thought this would be a fun thing to try! So I am leaving within the hour for a hike today with a group of ladies up north. It’s going to be quite cold so I am gearing up! I hope to be sharing about that next week!
Just the thought of trying something totally new is so exhilarating! To think that new things are on the horizon just breathes new life into your mind and heart and soul and body! And why not? Sometimes we can sink into a routine and think that is it. But it doesn’t have to be! And it is so liberating to bust out of the mold and think new possibilities for your life! I invited you to do the same! What is something you have never ever done but always found fascinating? Well what is stopping you or me? Maybe a little fear of the unknown! But if we fall down, we just get back up! As I’ve said before, there is no expiration date on our dreams! And it’s time to get out there and live! I sure hope you will join me!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
I’ll be back Tuesday for another Tasty Tuesday!
Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of. ~Roy T. Bennett
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