F-IT Fridays: Your Weekly Dose Of Detail Therapy (Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Those 3 Days When Basically Everything Is On Sale Edition)

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and you're having an even happier Black Friday. I rarely shop at brick and mortar stores on Black Friday because I don't want to wake up early and save money on something I didn't want in the first place. I'm also short and fear I'll be killed in a trampling incident. I'd rather shop online and save my sanity. So, whether you are about to kick off your holiday gift shopping or just buy yourself a treat, here are some of my favorite items on sale this weekend, as well as deals I've found at some of my (and probably your) favorite stores.

Neiman Marcus Cashmere Collection Classic Long-Sleeve Cashmere Turtleneck

I love cashmere. It’s so luxurious and when it’s on sale, affordable. Turtlenecks are on every must-have list this season, so check out this fabulous sweater from Neiman Marcus. It is available in several colors as well as a plus size version. 

Bloomingdales C By Angelina Solid Cashmere Scarf

No, you cannot have too much cashmere. This C By Angelina Solid Cashmere Scarf is classic so it will compliment any style outwear. 

J. Crew Campbell Blazer in Crimson Plaid

J. Crew’s Campbell Blazer in Crimson Plaid is winter wonderfab. Wear it to dress up jeans on the weekend or to the office. Be prepared to have everyone annoy you with compliments. Oh, and everything is 40% off at J. Crew this weekend with the code HOLIDAY.

Alice and Olivia Mae Wide-Leg Pants

These Alice and Olivia wide-leg pants are a bold choice that is appropriate for many occasions from a holiday party to your office the next day (but hopefully not to both.) They're on major sale this weekend, as is nearly everything else, at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Splits59 Portia Leggings

If you didn't think activewear could be any sexier (and seriously, we all know it is), just add mesh panels. They're the cherry on top. This weekend, Splits59's Portia Leggings are 25% off (as is everything from Bandier) when you use code BF25.

F- It Fridays: Your Weekly Dose of Retail Therapy (Throw Blankets Edition)

Most of us have had a really challenging week in one way or another. It’s often during these times when we want to throw in the towel, throw our electronics out of a window (but please don’t) or just throw ourselves on the couch and cry. So, for this F-It Friday post, we're going to look at some stylish throw blankets because retail therapy helps. (Oh, and if retail therapy doesn't quite do the trick, here are some other things to try.)

Lulu likes to steal my throw.

Lulu likes to steal my throw.

This Burberry throw is beyond luxurious, but in a totally subtle way. And what could be softer than cashmere?


Missoni’s Simone throw is one of the more reasonably priced throws made by the legendary Italian label. Fun, but sophisticated, it adds color and texture to any couch or chair. 

Fabulous, yet practical, this faux fur throw from Anthropologie is available in grey, white and navy.


No matter what style your home is, from traditional to modern, you can’t go wrong with a cable knit throw like this one from Nordstrom


I love this herringbone throw from The Well-Appointed House. Available in sixteen different colors, it can be monogrammed or customized with a message. It also makes a great holiday or housewarming gift. 

So Last Week... Things I Read That Are Totally Worth Your Time

Happy Sunday! Daylight Saving Time officially starts today, which means at some point this week, you will probably spend at least fifteen minutes trying to figure out how to change the time in your car (how this doesn't get updated automatically in newer models is beyond me) or perhaps on your oven or microwave. If you can actually remember how to do this, use those fifteen minutes to catch up on some of the things I read last week.  

A Sweat Life: Ideas For Moving On After Unlimited Class Memberships Are Cut

This week Class Pass put the kibosh on their unlimited membership plan. If you are wondering what to do now, A Sweat Life offers some good options.

Observer: 10 Tips From Fitness Experts on Working Out in the Morning

Speaking of fitness, morning workouts are far easier said than done. Here are ten great ways to motivate yourself to get your butt out of bed and in a squat position (or whatever position it’s supposed to be in for your chosen workout).

Flight of Spice: Summer Dress For Fall

Despite the falling temperatures, so many of us have summer dresses we just aren’t ready to transition out of our wardrobes just yet. In this post, Flight of Spice shows us we don’t have to, by styling a summer dress for the fall. 

Slate: Dear Prudence

If you didn't know from a previous post, Slate's Dear Prudence is a guilty pleasure of mine. While I don't always side with Mallory Ortberg’s advice, this week was so spot-on. 

Vogue: The Logo Belt Is Back! Here’s How to Wear It Without Feeling Like a Cheeseball

Hope you didn’t let go of your favorite logo belt because it’s back in style again. Vogue makes some suggestions on how to wear it this season.