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Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping readers! Click the links below and get a head start on your holiday shopping. ScreenHunter_148 Nov. 27 21.34

 

ALDO :: DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1. Save an extra 30% off all reduced footwear + save 50% off select Men’s footwear.

Alice + Olivia :: DATES: Nov 28 – Dec 2. Save 25% off site wide.

Ann Taylor :: DATES: Nov 29 (3AM EST) – Dec 1 (5PM EST). CODE: GET40. Save 40% Off Entire Purchase.

Bloomingdale’s :: DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 1. Save up to 50% off.

C. Wonder :: Save 30% off 3 items or more, full price or sale + free ground shipping. DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1. CODE: GIFTS30

Club Monaco :: Save an extra 30% off already-reduced items. DATES: Nov 26 – Nov 29. CODE: THANKS30

DVF :: Save up to 30% off on wear-now styles from DVF’s Fall 2013 Collection. DATES: Nov 26 – Dec 2. ALSO: Enjoy free shipping with your $300 purchase (Nov 26 – Dec 1).

Henri Bendel :: Save 25% off your order over $100 and receive a $20 Splurge Card with every purchase. DATES: Nov 29 – Dec 1. CODE: TURKEY25

Joie :: Spend $250, save 20% off – Spend $500, save 30% off. DATES: Nov 27 – Dec 2

Kiehl’s :: Receive $20 off on purchases over $65. DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 4. CODE: CHEER

Lands End :: Save 30% off your entire order. DATES: Nov 26 – Dec 3

LOFT :: Save 40% off EVERYTHING! DATES: Nov 29 – Nov 30. CODE: ENJOY

 

ModCloth :: Shop hundreds of new items at 50% offDATES: Nov 27 – Dec 1

Necessary Clothing :: Save $5 off any order. DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 2. CODE: HOLIDAY

Nordstrom :: Save 25%+ off on select brands. DATES: Nov 27 (10AM PST) – Dec 1 (10PM PST)

Poppin :: Get 25% off on all orders over $75 and enjoy free shipping. (Excludes furniture). DATES: Nov 29 (12:01AM EST) – Dec 1 (11:59PM EST). CODE: POPBF

Rent the Runway :: Save 20% off site wide.

DATES: Nov 28 – Nov 30

CODE: RTR2013

Revolve Clothing :: Save an extra 20% off final sale items. DATES: Dec 2. CODE: Cyber2013

Sole Society :: Save 33% off all jewelry, handbags and shoes (with new offers being presented everyday at 10am). DATES: Nov 25 – Dec 2

Target :: Save 40% off select denim, women’s loungewear, and women’s party dresses. DATES: Nov 25 – Nov 30

Tory Burch :: Save 20% off orders over $300, save 25% off orders over $500, save 30% off orders over $750 plus free shipping. DATES: Nov 29 – Dec 2. CODE: HOLIDAY

Urban Outfitters (US) :: Free shipping on orders over $50. DATES: Nov 22 – Nov 29

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Is anyone else thinking, where did this year go? I can’t even believe it. Nov. 1st is a significant day for me because it marks my 1 year work anniversary. This past year I have been given so many opportunities to learn, grow, and do awesome things. I am excited for my future and feel lucky to have so many people supporting me.

The late 20s are difficult. I feel like we are all trying to find our place in the world and sometimes things don’t always go our way. This article made me feel good, like I’m doing what I should be doing now, learning and figuring it out. I am starting to get this life thing. I also starting subscribing to Seth Godin’s blog. Every morning he has a short article on something that makes you think or motivates you. This one resonated with me.

This weekend we are headed to Wintergreen Resort for my husband’s high school alumni weekend. I am looking forward to a weekend in the mountains. I am hoping to get some good fall pics! Tomorrow the guys are participating in a golf tournament and the ladies are headed the the wineries. While I would LOVE to be playing golf, I do understand it is boys only so I will do my best to enjoy trying wine all day (sarcasm). It is going to be a chilly weekend and I am not quite sure that I am going to wear yet, but if I had the vest below it would be an easy decision.

http://bit.ly/13iUsoaThis Jcrew vest has been sold out for weeks! But Old Navy has a similar and more affordable option. Check out all of the colors! I think the Wine Color is my fav.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Get out there and do fall things before it gets too cold!

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Yesterday I was telling Jessica about my epiphany and I thought I would share it with you all too. I, along with the rest of the female population, hate buying pants. The thought of buying pants always puts the pressure on me that I should be a certain size. We do not post too many pictures of ourselves but I am 5’11′ with an athletic build and I am overall confident in my body. Over the years my weight has fluctuated  from the excess college weight to the pre – marriage skinny weight and now the working to getting in better shape weight (DC happy hours and brunches are not good for the waist line).

I always refuse to buy pants because in my head I tell myself when I lose weight or when I reach a certain size I will buy pants. Or I will buy pants in the size I think I should be and then not wear them because they do not fit. This pattern has happened during my skinnier days and fatter days and it has to stop. WHO FREAKING CARES WHAT SIZE YOUR CLOTHES ARE is the epiphany I had. While some of you probably think well duh isn’t this obvious no one sees it anyway? Well for a tall girl like me with friends who are size 0 and 2 (are they really? vanity sizing is out of control) it is hard to not compare yourself. Well whatever I am done with this mind-set of waiting to be “the perfect size” and yesterday I bought two pairs of pants at Loft and they look great, because they fit. If I lose a bunch of weight I can get them tailored, but until then I will have pants that look awesome and FIT. Now that makes me feel good!

So instead of focusing on being the perfect size I am going to focus on taking care of my body and being healthy and fit. I think you should too.

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Behold a Honeybee turned 2 over the weekend! I can’t believe so much time has passed, where did it go? balloons

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In the past 2 years our creative outlet has really started to take off. It has been such a learning experience for me and I am excited to see what happens next.

Writing the blog as a duo has been the best way for Jessica and me to stay in touch. I don’t think a day goes by without a text or some form of communication, it is usually not about the blog. We joke that we talk more to each other than to our spouses. All jokes aside, I am so lucky to have her as a friend.

We are looking at doing some re-branding to better match our style. So stay tuned for some big changes!

And of course thank you to all of our readers, friends, and family for supporting us.

 

Ace Hotel

The past Friday I had family in town, and after a long day of shopping we happened to end up at the lobby bar at the Ace Hotel. We all had a couple of rounds of delicious cocktails while contemplating what to do for dinner. Due to location and time of wait, we ended up having dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, The Breslin. We started the table with appetizers of oysters and boiled peanuts fried in pork fat. While, I am personally not the biggest fan of oysters, my friends were delirious from their consumption. I on the other hand single-handedly devoured half of the boiled peanuts; they were not the juicy variety indigenous to my native South Carolina, but they did not disappoint. For dinner half of our party decided on the crispy Berkshire pork belly with corn, Romano beans & okra, while the other half ordered the char-grilled lamb burger with feta. The pork belly was decadent, and cooked to the perfect temperature; the corn, Romano beans and okra succotash was the perfect sweet compliment to the saltiness of the pork.  Overall the experience was delightfully pleasant, I will be returning soon to try their other offerings most certainly.

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