Black Dress on Black Friday

November 29, 2013

A black dress on Black Friday, now how cheesy am I? Forgive me for styling and posting an outfit where half the things I’m wearing are old or now sold out—I know how annoying that is, and I’m sorry. But, it goes to show that half of what I wear on a daily basis is a combination of old and new pieces that I like to recycle and wear in different ways. I got this dress from Marciano when Sally and I hosted an event with them this past September and I loved it for the fit and texture. I tend to…

A black dress on Black Friday, now how cheesy am I? Forgive me for styling and posting an outfit where half the things I’m wearing are old or now sold out—I know how annoying that is, and I’m sorry. But, it goes to show that half of what I wear on a daily basis is a combination of old and new pieces that I like to recycle and wear in different ways. I got this dress from Marciano when Sally and I hosted an event with them this past September and I loved it for the fit and texture. I tend to gravitate towards more sleek and column-type dresses so although this was more “bandage” than I was used to, I was so obsessed with the sweater -like texture and design that was woven into the fabric. The tone on tone design is simple but eye-catching and I’ve already worn it more times than I can count since I first got it. Hate that it’s now sold out because it’s a staple piece for me that I’m happy to share…but I found a few looks that are similar in terms of fit and sweater-like texture.

Now stop reading and get back to shopping those sales!!

Images taken by Amy Havins for A Piece of Toast

(Marciano Dress (sold out, similar, similarsimilar, similar) // J Brand Jacket (old, similar, similar, similar) // kate spade Pumps (old, similar, similar) // Comme des Garcons Star Pouch (on sale!) //  Ray-Ban Aviators (borrowed from Amy!) // Ariel Gordon Diamond Lariat Necklace // Zoe Chicco Baguette Suds +  Tiny Spike Studs // Castor & Pollux Bangle // Jennifer Fisher Peak Cuff // Minor Obsessions Texas Bracelet // Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring // Zoe Chicco Horizontal Baguette RingPave Triangle RingVertical Baguette Ring // essie ‘After School Boy Blazer’ Polish)

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Black Friday!

November 29, 2013

Don’t be scared, Black Friday is a good thing. Historically, the day after Thanksgiving produced such amazing sales that continued well into the holiday season that it took many retailers out of the red (losses) and into black (profits), earning it the name “Black Friday.” And here we always assumed it was for the black eyes people would get and give trying to wrestle the best deals…while it may not be worth it to wake up at the crack of dawn for doorbuster electronics or mattresses (although, those deals are amazing), it would be a huge miss to not take…

Don’t be scared, Black Friday is a good thing. Historically, the day after Thanksgiving produced such amazing sales that continued well into the holiday season that it took many retailers out of the red (losses) and into black (profits), earning it the name “Black Friday.” And here we always assumed it was for the black eyes people would get and give trying to wrestle the best deals…while it may not be worth it to wake up at the crack of dawn for doorbuster electronics or mattresses (although, those deals are amazing), it would be a huge miss to not take advantage of all the promotions almost every single retailer and brand is having today (many which last through the weekend and even into Monday). What are you waiting for? Go stimulate the economy!

Support Small:

  • Design Darling: 20% off everything site wide with code THANKS, good till 12/2. (Our personal favorite!)
  • Half Hitch Goods: 20% off orders over $50.
  • Lydali: 30% off with the code BRIGHTENBLACK, good through Sunday for everything on site.
  • Lulu & Georgia: 30% off on all orders over $50 with code THANKS30.
  • Millie (formerly Pretty Mommy): 25% off all orders of $150+ with code TURKEY2013 at checkout, good till 12/1.
  • Waiting on Martha: free shipping and a free gift with purchase on all orders over $75 with code MERRYMERRY.

Go Big:

  • AhaLIFE: Free shipping on orders over $100. (Would love a stack of these)
  • Ann Taylor: Save 40% off entire purchase till 12/1 with code GET40.
  • Anthropologie: 20% off everything, today only!
  • BaubleBar: 15% off 2 items with code FRIDAY15, 25% off 3 items with code FRIDAY25, 35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35. Today only.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off anything site wide today only, code BRBLACK.
  • Barneys: 40% off select designers.
  • Bloomingdales: $25 off of every $200 you spend, up to 50% off newly marked down items.
  • Charm & Chain: Save 20% off all orders under $150 (thanksgiving20) , save 25% off orders between $150-$400 (thanksgiving25), and save 30% off orders over $400 (thanksgiving30) till 12/2.
  • Club Monaco: Save an extra 30% off already-reduced items with code THANKS30. Good today only.
  • C. Wonder: 30% off when you purchase 3 items or more (full price and/or sale) with coupon code GIFTS30, plus all orders of $75 or more qualify for free ground shipping!
  • CUSP: Extra 20% off sale merchandise and a $50 gift card for every $100 you spend.
  • The Dreslyn: Save up to 60% off till 12/1 when you use code BLACKFRIDAY.
  • East Dane: Spend $250, save 15%. Spend $500, save 20%. Spend $1,000, save 25%. Use code BIGEVENT13 at checkout to redeem! Good till 12/2.
  • Fab.com: 30% off site wide plus a $30 credit with a $200 purchase till 12/2.
  • French Connection: Save 30% off your total purchase and free ground shipping on orders over $150 till 12/2.
  • GAP: 50% off everything today only! Use code BLKFRIDAY. Excludes online sale items.
  • J.Crew: Extra 30% off, ends 12/1, code HOLIDAY.
  • J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50.
  • Les Nouvelles: extra 25% off at Les Nouvelles and up to 50% off Fall 2013 collections when you use code CHARLIEBROWN. Good till 12/2.
  • LOFT: Save 40% off EVERYTHING till 11/30, code ENJOY.
  • Madewell: 25% off FEAST25, till 12/2 (some exclusions).
  • Matches Fashion: 30% off selected items, code BLKFR30, good till 12/1.
  • Mr. Porter: Extra 30% off selected items through 12/2.
  • Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40% off everything and free shipping on 75$ purchases.
  • Net-a-Porter: Extra 15% off , ends 12/2. Bi-anual sale starts today with up to 50% off plus free shipping and returns in the US.
  • Nordstrom: Save 25-33%+ off on select brands till 12/2.
  • OTTE NY: Save an extra 40% off sale items till end of today with code BLACKFRIDAY.
  • The Outnet: Enjoy free standard shipping 11/30-12/1 with code: FREESHIPWKND.
  • Piperlime: 25% off site wide and additional 40% off sale with code GIFT, good till 11/30.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 60% off select styles & $25 giftcard with a $100 beauty purchase- use code Beauty13, good today only!
  • Shopbop: Spend $250, save 15%. Spend $500, save 20%. Spend $1,000, save 25%. Use code BIGEVENT13 at checkout to redeem, good till 12/2.
  • Steven Alan: Save up to 50% off on new markdowns.
  • Zhush: Save 20% off all orders including sale items till 12/2. (These would make a great gift!)

Brand Specific:

  • 7 for all Mankind: Extra 30% off through 12/1, code BLKFRI30
  • Alice & Olivia: 25% off site wide through 12/2.
  • DVF: Save up to 30% on Wear-Now Styles from the Fall 2013 Collection, now till 12/2.
  • Ella Moss: 30% off any order through 12/1, code THANKFUL2013 (Obsessed with this and this)
  • Emerson Fry: Save 20% off on all full-price items, (with few exclusions) till 12/2.
  • Equipment: Save an extra 20% off all sale items till 12/2.
  • GiGi New York: Receive a free phone wallet with the purchase of a full size handbag, today only.
  • Giles & Brother: Free ground shipping and 20% off all pieces, good through 12/2.
  • Graphic Image: Spend $50 & receive “The Greatest Gift” book; Spend $100 & receive Snowflake Coasters and “The Greatest Gift” book, Spend $200 & receive a Red Leather Wrapped Flask, Snowflake Coasters, and “The Greatest Gift” book. Today only.
  • Hanky Panky: Save up to 40% off till 12/3.
  • Joie: Spend $250, save 20% off – Spend $500, save 30% off till 12/2.
  • kate spade new york: save up to 75% off online only and $5 ground shipping to all 50 states. Good through 11/30.
  • Lele Sadoughi: 20% off with code THANKS20, good through 12/1. (Can’t stop thinking about this pretty)
  • Lizzie Fortunato: 30% off site wide with code THANKSGIVING till 12/2.
  • Lo & Sons: 30% off till 12/2 with code THANKSGIVINGSALE2013.
  • Loeffler Randall: 25% off Matilde Boots.
  • Loren Hope: Save 20% off orders over $100 + free shipping till 12/2 with code THANKS.
  • Mark & Graham: 20% off “Seven Gifting Favorites” till 12/1.
  • MiH Jeans: 30% off with code THANKYOU.
  • Monica Vinader: Get 50% off select items with code holiday50.
  • Serena & Lily: 20% off plus free shipping site wide from now till 12/2 – use code THANKS20.
  • Splendid: 30% off any order through 12/1, code THANKFUL2013.
  • Theory: 50% off select styles, good till 12/2.
  • Tory Burch: Save 20% off orders over $300, save 25% off orders over $500, save 30% off orders over $750 plus free shipping. Good till 12/2.
  • TRUFFLE: 25% off entire order from now till 12/2 with code HOLIDAY25.
  • Urban Outfitters: Free shipping on orders over $50 today only.
  • West Elm: Spend $100+, save 10%. Spend $250, save 15%. Spend $500, save 20%. Spend $1,000, save 25%. Good till 12/1 with code STOCKUP.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Picking

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Thought that these pumping picking photos were appropriate for a day filled with pumpkin pie and other deliciousness…after today it’s all holiday and winter and the hustle of buying and giving—so I’m really trying to savor today and the feelings of fall. Hope that you all have a great day with you and yours! Don’t feel guiltily about over-eating, Sally and I are doing the same thing (all. day. long). Images taken by Amy Havins for A Piece of Toast (Theory Mariya C Top in Crossgrid c/o // James Jeans Neo Beau Boyfriend Jeans // Black Booties (old,…

Happy Thanksgiving! Thought that these pumping picking photos were appropriate for a day filled with pumpkin pie and other deliciousness…after today it’s all holiday and winter and the hustle of buying and giving—so I’m really trying to savor today and the feelings of fall. Hope that you all have a great day with you and yours! Don’t feel guiltily about over-eating, Sally and I are doing the same thing (all. day. long).

Images taken by Amy Havins for A Piece of Toast

(Theory Mariya C Top in Crossgrid c/o // James Jeans Neo Beau Boyfriend Jeans // Black Booties (old, similarsimilar, similar) // Krewe Sunnies // kate spade Beau Bag // Dana Rebecca Lauren Joy Necklace // Lulu Frost Bracelet // Sweet & Spark Gold Bracelets)

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Thankful.

November 28, 2013

We are thankful. So thankful…for family and friends, for food and festiveness, for being able to travel home, for work and play, for opportunities and projects that engage our minds and hearts, for memories old and new, for traditions, for our health and happiness, for work we love, for puppies and a peaceful home, and for each other. We are so thankful that this blog continues to be a place for our inspiration and creative energy to thrive. For you, dear readers, we are endlessly thankful. Wishing you and yours a glorious Thanksgiving full of gravy and all the other…

We are thankful. So thankful…for family and friends, for food and festiveness, for being able to travel home, for work and play, for opportunities and projects that engage our minds and hearts, for memories old and new, for traditions, for our health and happiness, for work we love, for puppies and a peaceful home, and for each other. We are so thankful that this blog continues to be a place for our inspiration and creative energy to thrive. For you, dear readers, we are endlessly thankful.

Wishing you and yours a glorious Thanksgiving full of gravy and all the other most important things that matter. xx

(Images vai 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

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The Bees Knees

November 27, 2013

Cashmere is the ultimate luxury when it comes to sweater weather and OTTE’s Ellen sweater is a winner winner chicken dinner in my book. It is literally so soft and the style is perfect – its a crew neck without being too tight and is just the right length that it can be worn with skinnies like our favorite Pixie pants. Comes in so many good colors too. If it weren’t for our OTTE sweaters we would be pretty much lost this winter. Literally packed every.single one of them to come home with us. Can’t get enough. Remember, OTTE is giving an…

Cashmere is the ultimate luxury when it comes to sweater weather and OTTE’s Ellen sweater is a winner winner chicken dinner in my book. It is literally so soft and the style is perfect – its a crew neck without being too tight and is just the right length that it can be worn with skinnies like our favorite Pixie pants. Comes in so many good colors too. If it weren’t for our OTTE sweaters we would be pretty much lost this winter. Literally packed every.single one of them to come home with us. Can’t get enough.

Remember, OTTE is giving an additional 40% off already marked-down sale items with the code EARLYFRIDAY at checkout…get those sale goodies now because the extra discount expires on Friday!

P.S. Don’t forget that today is the last day to get 15% off and free shipping on all orders from Hayden Reis with the code  APOT at checkout! If you’re wondering, we brought our Ditty Tote home for the Thanksgiving holiday…fit everything and more (:

Images taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast

(OTTE Ellen Sweater // Sheridan French Skirt (on sale!) // See by Chloe Clogs (old, similar, similar) // AllSaints Leather Jacket (old, similar, similar) // American Apparel Pouch (similar) // Warby Parker ‘Everett’ Sunnies // Banana Republic Hoops // YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick #11)

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