Today's Everyday Fashion: Affordable Boots

Black coat, gray sweater dress, black boots
Black coat, gray sweater dress, black belt
Payless boots

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

These Christian Siriano boots were $37, mic drop! They look so expensive – I think it’s a combination of the shiny gold zipper and the shape of the leg opening. You would never guess they are affordable boots from Payless! I love having boots in my closet, but I can’t spend $200 on every pair if I want some variety and to try different trends. These boots are the perfect way to have my cake and eat it too. They are my first pair of black riding boots, and I’m excited to fill that gap in my closet without the huge price tag!

Boots: Payless c/o, $37 (visit Payless on Pinterest for more ideas)
Coat: Banana Republic, $128 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Dress: ASOS c/o, $27 (similar, similar, similar)
Belt: Forever 21, $8
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Belt is 5 years ago. Purse and coat are 3 years ago. Dress is 1 year ago. Boots are new.

Black coat, gray sweater dress, Payless boots
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Today's Everyday Fashion: Thankful


This time of year there's lots of talk about being thankful. Depending on your situation, it can be pretty easy to feel thankful during Thanksgiving weekend - surrounded by family and friends, our bellies full of delicious food. But when it's back to the grind on Monday, are we still feeling thankful? The two images below are inspiring me to feel thankful all season long, and serving as a reminder that thankfulness is sometimes construct of our own minds and how we choose to frame our circumstances. Leaky roof? Thankful to have a home. A case of the Mondays? Thankful to have a job. This holiday season I'm thankful for... truly everything. Thankful for problems (Romans 5:3), thankful for blessings, and thankful for everything in between! 

Top: Forever 21, $13
Jeans: American Eagle, $37 (similar)
Boots: ALDO, $199
Hat: Express, $12 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse and hat are 3 years ago. Jeans are 1 year ago. Boots are recent. Top is new.


Digging for the original source lead to Moments a Day.


Snapped with my phone at Jimmy John's.


Today's Everyday Fashion: Black Friday

(Above: two recent shopping scenarios - leather sheaths under $90 and jeans under $30. I went for the right hand side in both cases!)

It's Black Friday! The lowest prices on clothes happen the day after Christmas through the first days of January. But Black Friday is a great time to save money, and the best time to buy if:

- You're buying a gift you want to give on or before Christmas Day.
- You're buying clothes for yourself that you want to wear on or before Christmas Day.
- You like something enough you don't want to risk that it might sell out.

Here's a roundup of the best Black Friday coupon codes and deals:

White Plum: A whopping 50% off your entire purchase with code BLACKISBACK. (Also check out their fun leggings guide.)
My Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off sale items - prices go up on Sunday. Plus earn $25 Dot Dollars for every $50 you spend until 12/15.
Amazon: 30% off clothing, shoes and and more with code 30BLACKFRI. use code PRBlogger1 on Cyber Monday for an extra 15% off.
Target: 20% off coupon when you spend $75 today.
Limited: 60% off everything plus free shipping with code BFWEEK.
Express: 50% off everything + free shipping on all orders until noon on Friday. In stores and online.
BCBG: 40% off everything online and in stores until 2pm on 11/27.
Anthropologie: 25% off everything online and in stores with code SHOPTOIT.
Forever 21: Free shipping no minimum with code THANKS.
Macy's: Extra 20% off and free shipping $50+ with code THANKS.
Aldo: 20% off regular price styles with code BLKFRI.
LOFT: 50% off pretty much everything with code CORNY.
Lord & Taylor: $20 off your $150 purchase with code BONUS + 20% off with code THANKS.
American Eagle: 40% off plus free shipping.
Bloomingdale's: Take 15% off when you spend $150 with code TURKEY.
Ann Taylor: 50% off everything online and in stores with code CELEBRATE.
J.Crew: 30% off regular price and 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY.
Rent the Runway: 25% off orders over $75 with code RTRBF15.
Zara: 30% off and free shipping until end of day 11/27.

What are your favorite Black Friday deals?