In today’s post we’re rounding up all the Black Friday sales happening this week! We will be updating this post daily throughout the week (sometimes multiple times a day) as sales start/change/end. At the top of this post, we will put when it was last edited so you know if any changes have been made since you last looked. We’ll also let you know on our social media when we update as well.
To make your shopping easier, we organized this post alphabetically. We’ve also highlighted any sale items that we own, as well as other items that we think you’ll like! If a sale needs a code we’ve also included that. We hope you’ll find this Black Friday sales round-up post helpful as you shop for yourself and others!
Click on any of the store names to go to their home page or click any of the images to be taken directly to that product!
With Fourth of July coming up this weekend, we decided to do a look book for the holiday instead of our usual ‘What We Wore Wednesday’ post. We’ve put together multiple looks, using clothing from our everyday closets. Since we used clothing from our closets and didn’t buy clothing that would only be good for the Fourth of July, these looks can be worn any other day as well. If you haven’t figured out what you’re wearing yet for the Fourth of July, we hope these looks will give you some inspiration!
Wedding season is in full swing! We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time! We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding
Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip. However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!
Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check. However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.
When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions. I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.
When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.
Important Must Haves
When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.
Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank. However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at with phone numbers and addresses.
Yesterday was a bit of a gloomy day but still warm so I decided to brighten things up with my bright yellow Lilly for Target top. I paired it with cropped American Eagle jeggings and some Jack Rogers sandals. To top of my outfit by added my Kate Spade watch along with Charlene K Triangle Double Drop Earrings from Rocksbox. You can get your first Rocksbox free with the code: 2classysistersxoxo I loved my outfit, it was a perfect for getting some morning coffee with one of my friends at a local café.
It was a little chillier where I live yesterday and was raining off and on so I had to dress a littler warmer. I went with one of my favorite tops from Ivy & Leo. I have this top in at least five or six colors because I like it so much! It’s such a comfortable shirt that dresses up any outfit. I finished off the look with some American Eagle skinny jeans and a pair of black ballet flats.
As some of you may know last week was spring break for me! This year I went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with one of my college friends. We had a great time and overall some pretty wonderful weather.
Since we got into Myrtle Beach after 11:00 at night I am going to start with our first full day. Our first day was the only day that we had bad weather. It rained on and off for most of the day so we decided to start things off by doing some shopping and going to a movie. We normally wouldn’t have gone to a movie, but with the bad weather and the new Cinderella movie that just came out we couldn’t resist going! After we went to the movie, we went to the outlet mall that was right by us and went to Kate Spade. They had so many cute items and everything was 50% off plus another 15% off because we had our student ids with us. We couldn’t stay their long since we were going to a show soon and had to go back and change.
That evening we went to a show called Hot Jersey Nights, which was fun and the perfect thing to do on a rainy evening.
Following that we went to Broadway at the Beach to eat at Senor Frogs where we could watch and cheer on our men’s basketball team as they played for the big 12 championship. We ended the night at a piano bar called Crocodile Rocks. Neither of us had been to a piano bar before, but we were both glad we ended up going here. It was a lot of fun and very entertaining!
We started the day off with going to breakfast at a cute little place called Windy Hill Breakfast & Lunch. It’s one my favorite places to get breakfast while in Myrtle Beach. After that we went back to the outlet mall and did some shopping at J Crew. They had 50% off the entire store all weekend long and I couldn’t resist getting some new items for spring. After we were all done shopping there we went and laid out at the pool and ocean. It was such a perfect day and we were loving the warm weather after a longer winter. Of course we couldn’t pass up taking some photos while on our walk on the beach!
Once it started getting later in the afternoon, we decided it was time to head in and get ready for supper. Emily and I always love going to Japanese Steak Houses to eat together so we thought we might as well go to one while we were here. We went to Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and it is definitely the best I have ever been to. When you order hibachi you get soup, salad, shrimp, rice, noodles, vegetables, and of course whatever meat you ordered. It was so much food and it was all delicious! We definitely had enough food to take home for a whole other meal.
We were so full after eating so we went back to our place for a bit to relax before heading out again. Later that night we went and explored the marina right by us and did some exploring of some local neighborhoods. We enjoyed looking around and seeing all the beautiful houses.
We started off our day by going to Market Common outdoor shopping center. It’s a little further away, but it’s always worth the drive. We went into a few boutique type places while we were there and ended up buying things from Current XXVII and Ivy & Leo. On our way back we stopped at the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This was a really unique place to go and see with the Ferris wheel, pier, and little shops. We thought about going on the Ferris wheel but both decided it was better to look at than actually go on it.
After returning back to our place, we decided it was time to head to the pool/beach where we stayed for the rest of the afternoon. Our evening was more laid back and uneventful, which was kind of nice. We went to Steak N’ Shake for supper since we don’t have one close to us and we both love eating there. Then we went to Barefoot Landing, which was basically across the street from us to check out some of the shops they had there. We didn’t really end up getting much but it was still a good time to look around and see what they all had. We stayed in for the rest of the night after that and just drank some wine and hung out.
Our final day was spent exactly how it should be-at the beach and pool! We were out there most of the morning and all afternoon. We wanted to stock up on all the sun possible before heading back to the Midwest. Even though we both wore sunscreen and reapplied we got a little sunburnt. It was definitely worth it to be able to spend our last day outside by the water though.
Once we finally headed back inside, we got ready for supper where we went to an amazing Italian restaurant called Villa Tuscanna. It’s one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to and all the workers were so nice. I would highly recommend if you are ever in the area to stop by.
Afterward we ended up going out and having green beer since it was St. Patrick’s day and this was our first time being able to have it now that we’re 21. We didn’t stay out too long with having to get up early and still having to get everything packed up and ready to leave.
I ended up getting a lot of great things while on spring break and you can watch the video below to see what I all got!
These were my top picks of the week because it’s finally starting to feel like spring outside! With the warm weather finally here it’s time to bring out the bright colors and these pins are perfect examples!
1. Rachel and I recently talked about how we both need a good spring jacket. I really like the looks of this style of jacket and think something like it would be perfect for spring! 2. I love this nail polish with the silver chunky nail color as the accent nail. I’ll definitely be doing something like this soon to my nails! 3. Like the caption said on Pinterest, “hair perfection”. I love the style, color, and length of it!
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We are going to be starting a weekly Friday post called “PINspiration Friday” where we share with you our top five of six pins of the week. We will mostly be sharing fashion pins with you, but we may sprinkle some non fashion related ones in as well.
These are my top pins of the week because lately I have had an obsession with skirts! I love the length and the color of the first one, along with the pairing of it with a large statement necklace. The second two I picked because of the fun, preppy look they have!
1. I just REALLY want these Sperry’s! 2. I’m in love with scallops and I’m really loving stripes lately, so I really like this shirt/shorts combo. 3. You can never have too many cross body purses, right?! This Kate Spade one is perfect for spring and summer!
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Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year. We know we did! This is one of the first New Years Eve’s that we have spent apart. Rachel spent New Years Eve with her boyfriend at his sister’s New Years Eve party. She had a great time celebrating her first New Years being 21! Here’s what Rachel wore:
Michelle spent the evening with her boyfriend as well. They went out to a nice dinner and then went back to Michelle’s house to watch the ball drop and ring in the New Year! Here’s what Michelle wore:
Now that it’s officially 2015, we thought we would share some of our New Year’s Resolutions with you!
Have a “get to” instead of a “have to” attitude
Get toned and eat out less
Study more leading up to exams instead of cramming the night before
Go back to school for my master’s degree
Workout more and get toned (as in defined abs, firm butt, and toned legs)
Travel out of the country at least once
Cook homemade meals at least 3 times a week
We’re really excited to take our blog to the next level in 2015. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far! Comment below and let us know what you did for New Years Eve and/or your 2015 resolutions.