CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING GUIDE!

Cheers to the best Monday of the year - Cyber Monday! I'm here to be your resource to find the best deals at amazing prices! I've rounded up my favorite retailers below and the discounts they're running plus codes you'll need! If you scroll down you'll also see my top picks in TONS of categories!

As always, I'm here for yall so feel free to message me with any specifics you're looking for today! 

Current Best Sales:

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ASOS - 30% off everything with code EPIC30

Abercrombie & Fitch - 50% off everything

Anthropologie - 20% off full price items

Backcountry - Up to 50% off everything

Baublebar - 35% off everything

DILLARDS - Extra 50% off sale + clearance items 

GOODNIGHT MACAROON - 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2017

H&M - 30% off everything 

JCREW - 40% off everything with code SHOPFAST

Lisi Lerch - 30% off everything

LOFT - 50% off everything with code CLICK

MACYS - Extra 20% off with code CYBER

MADEWELL - 25% off everything with code GOODMOOD

NASTYGAL - 50% off everything 

NORDSTROM - 33-40% off select items

Nordstrom Rack - 30% off clearance items 

OLD NAVY - 50% off everything 

RAYBAN - 20-50% off sitewide 

REVOLVE - Up to 75% off sale styles

RIVER ISLAND - 25% off everything 

SAM EDELMAN - 30% off sale + free shipping with code CYBERSALE

SEPHORA - Up to 50% off select items + Black Friday Deals under $15 

SHOPBOP - 35% off sale with code WOW35

URBAN OUTFITTERS - $50 off purchases $150+, $15 off purchases of $75+ 

T3 MICRO - 25% off with code Monday17

 

SHOP OUTERWEAR / FLEECE

SHOP COATS

SHOP SWEATERS

SHOP NEUTRAL BOOTIES

SHOP BLACK BOOTIES

SHOP SNEAKERS

SHOP DENIM

SHOP JEWELRY

SHOP PAJAMAS

 

Happy shopping babes! xoxo

Whitney 

BLACK FRIDAY SALE GUIDE

Happy BLACK FRIDAY everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving yesterday and are as pumped as I am to shop today! The online sales started SO early this year and it's time to take advantage of these discounts! My goal is to give you the best guide to get exactly what you want at the best price! Be sure to check back at this post for sale updates during the next week! I also added a 'SALE' tab on my menu bar with my top picks from my favorite retailers!

I want to be a resource for you during all the AMAZING Black Friday sales so please feel free to reach out and let me know how I can help you! A helpful tip: If you find something you love, don't wait because the best items are selling out quick! 

Current Best Sales:

Click on retailer name to go directly to site

ASOS - 30% off everything with code EPIC30

DILLARDS - Extra 50% off sale + clearance items 

GOODNIGHT MACAROON - 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2017

JCREW - 40% off everything with code THANKU

LOFT - 50% off everything with code THANKS

MACYS - Extra 20% off with code HURRY

MADEWELL - 50% off everything with code DONTSTRESS

NASTYGAL - 30% off everything 

NORDSTROM - 33-40% off select items

OLD NAVY - 50% off everything 

RAYBAN - 20-50% off sitewide 

REVOLVE - Up to 50% off sale styles

RIVER ISLAND - 25% off everything 

SAM EDELMAN - 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code SAMSGIVING

SEPHORA - Up to 50% off select items + Black Friday Deals under $15 

SHOPBOP - 20% off orders of $200+, 25% off orders of $500+, 30% off orders of $800+

URBAN OUTFITTERS - BOGO 50% off everything  

T3 MICRO - 25% off with code FRIDAY17


TOP 10 - Best of Denim 

TOP 10 - Best of Neutral Booties 

TOP 10 - Best of Black Booties 

TOP 10 - Best of sweaters

TOP 10 - Best of Coats 

TOP 10 - Best of Jackets 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO WEAR TO A FORMAL EVENT 

WITH RACHEL ALLAN

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If you’ve ever had the opportunity to attend a ball or black tie event, it can be a huge task to try to find the perfect dress. Long vs short, train vs. no train, the options are overwhelming and can leave you feeling stressed. Recently I teamed up with Rachel Allan to find a formal dress that I could wear to the Margarita Ball in Dallas. I'm not going to lie, at first I was having MAJOR anxiety about finding a formal gown. I know I buy and style clothes constantly, but formal attire is not that common for me. All my doubts disappeared once I looked at the endless options from Rachel Allan. The website itself is so cute and inviting that I just knew I'd find the right dress for me. There's a fun video that pops up showing stunning girls at a fair in their Rachel Allan dresses! 

After searching the website and finding so many beautiful gowns, I finally decided on this navy stunner. The beaded detail on this dress makes it unique and stand out in a crowd. I also love the pattern on the top portion and how it goes into a deep plunge. This is a beautiful gown with just the right amount of sexy. I received so many compliments on my dress that it proved to be a good choice. If you have a formal event coming up, at the very least I hope this post will guide you in the right direction on the types of dresses you can wear. I've also rounded up a ton of formal dress options at the end of this post - all under $150!

It was truly a hard decision when choosing a dress from Rachel Allan, they have quite the variety of styles to choose from. They even have dresses for girls going to prom! Looking at all those dresses brought back memories of my high school prom! Surprisingly enough my prom dress was this exact navy color. That was wayyy back in the day, but I guess navy never goes out of style. Some of my other top contenders from Rachel Allan were this one, this one, and this one. For size reference, I went with a 4. Typically this brand runs a little small, so I recommend sizing up once. I am usually a size 0-2 or small in dresses. This dress has a short train in the back and is without a doubt the most elegant thing I’ve worn in quite some time..I honestly felt like a princess the entire night! 

Check out more of Rachel Allan dresses by clicking here

Scroll to the bottom of this post for more formal dress options

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FORMAL DRESSES UNDER $100

FORMAL DRESSES UNDER $150

This post is in partnership with Rachel Allan, a brand I love. All selections and opinions are my own.

PHOTOS BY MADISON KATLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE MARSQUEST SUNNIES YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

Today I’m talking about my newest sunglass obsession. Have you ever had a pair of sunnies that you spent a fortune on to only end up breaking or losing? I’ve been there one too many times. Since those tragic days I've learned my lesson and focused on buying more budget friendly sunnies that are on trend and great quality. I recently discovered Marsquest and was thrilled to see they had the aviator style sunglasses I love in their 'Force Collection.' This particular style of sunnies is a classic that I wear often. I feel like they look good on EVERYONE and all face shapes. I ordered the black x charcoal pair immediately and was so happy to find that the quality is great and they are very durable!  I’ve been wearing mine nonstop and I feel like they look much more expensive in person than they really are. When I say they are affordable, I'm talking $50 - such a steal! They could easily be mistaken for designer dupes which is always a good thing in my opinion! 

There are several different styles and colors to choose from at Marsquest so if black sunnies or this particular shape aren’t you’re thing, no worries there's plenty more!  The pair I'm showing you today is the only style I’ve worn so far from this brand but I’m open to trying more since mine turned out so great. Below I've linked the other three colors in this collection that I could see myself wearing. In addition to these colors there are a few others. 

Be sure to check out the Marsquest website to find a style that's right for you! 

 

SHOP OTHER MARSQUEST x FORCE COLORS

 Silver | Rose Gold | Teal Blue

 

Want to win yourself a pair of Marsquest sunglasses? 

Excludes Marsquest x Furious collection
(Contest ends 5pm CST Sunday, November 12th)

TO ENTER:

1) FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @whitswhims

2) FOLLOW @Marsquest ON INSTAGRAM

3) In the comment section on my last Instagram post featuring the sunglasses, tag your bestie!

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SHOP THE LOOK 

MARSQUEST SUNNIES

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SHOP THE LOOK 

MARSQUEST SUNNIES

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SHOP THE LOOK

MARSQUEST SUNNIES

This post is in partnership with Marsquest, a brand of sunglasses that I love. All selections and opinions are my own.

 FALL OUTFITS WITH STRUT 25 BOUTIQUE 

I’ve always been a boutique shopper and blogging has opened the door for me to discover so many new ones. Obviously I am a huge supporter of small businesses as I have my own, so working with boutiques that have styles I love is really fun and exciting for me. Recently I teamed up with Strut 25 Boutique to bring you three fall looks that are super easy to achieve and affordable for a girl on a budget. In addition to what I’m wearing, there’s so many more great fall pieces on the Strut 25 Boutique. For reference, I am wearing a small in all the items pictured here and this brand does run true to size.

First up we have a white thermal off the shoulder top. You guys – this is so soft and perfect for pairing with scarves. I like how it fits a little oversized and I think it would be super cute with faux leather leggings too! I’m a big “winter white” supporter and never ditch white during this season. Like I said, you could add in color with a scarf or even a plaid poncho with over the knee boots. Blanket scarves like this one from Strut 25 are so amazing in the fall. I have quite a few, but this one caught my eye with all the great colors. One of the things I love about this boutique is the prices. My white thermal top is $29 and blanket scarf is $22. I can vouch for the quality too, I would never steer you in the wrong direction.

My second outfit from Strut 25 is this chic tie front blouse. I love how dramatic the tie is and the length of it. This is the kind of top you could wear during the day and also into the evening for a date or girls night out. The criss cross front is on trend and adds a little extra to this top. Also the material is so soft and feels like you have nothing on, which is always a plus in my opinion. I also think this top would look great with black denim and pumps. 

Finally, my last outfit is probably my favorite. Give me ALL the velvet! How cute is this velvet tank? It's very affordable, I'm talking under $40! This is the kind of tank you can wear with so many different outfits and it would for sure be a closet staple like it is for me. There’s also a little lace mixed in so that’s another reason why it caught my eye. Let’s talk about this stunning velvet floral kimono. I can’t get enough of it! When I wore this recently I got a ton of compliments so I think that’s a huge sign you need it! Kimonos are very flattering and a great option for layering. This one is pretty thin but I even think it would look amazing with a black turtleneck for chillier days.

You can shop all of my Strut 25 Boutique looks by going to the website (click here) OR just click below each outfit picture for a direct link on the item you like.

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SHOP MY LOOK

Top | Jeans | Pumps

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SHOP MY LOOK

Cami | Kimono | Jeans | Booties

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This post is in partnership with Strut 25 Boutique, a boutique I love. All opinions and selections are my own.

PHOTOS BY MADISON KATLIN PHOTOGRAPHY