Holiday Look with American Eagle

Are y'all ready for Christmas parties? Are y'all ready to get dresses up and eat all the things? I know I am! I am excited to partner with American Eagle today to share this fun holiday look. Black is the perfect color for any holiday party because you can easily dress it up or down for any occasion. Whether you need something more formal for a family gathering, more laid back for an office party, or more flirty for a friend’s party, these looks can take you anywhere because they are so versatile.
You can accomplish this look with either a black skirt and black top or just keep it simple with a black dress. I styled two all black looks. I love pairing this skirt with a top with sheer detail. It keeps you covered up but allows you to still look fun and glam for your parties. To finish off these looks, I have been reaching for these fun over the knee boots because they literally go with anything. Even if you find a holiday look that isn’t black, these heels can be paired with almost any color! They are such a great investment and can be worn throughout the season. If y’all are still looking for a holiday looks I’ve linked my holiday looks from American Eagle below. Finish off this look with a festive red scarf and you’re ready to rock around the Christmas tree!

And thank you, American Eagle for sponsoring this post!

Shop 40% off Winter Wear

 I am doing another try-on haul of some of my favorite winer wear items. A lot of my picks are currently on sale. Everything is 40% off to be exact! These are some of my favorite retailers and all of the sales are full of a TON of great items some of which I already own. If you are looking for the perfect fall staples I rounded up some great ones. These sale items are for you if you would like to get 40% off select fall items. The time is now to stock up on Fall trends that are all on sale. I mean, who doesn't love a great sale! I have linked everything from my try-on haul over on Instagram. If you see something you like you better grab it while its available because things will defiantly sell out! 

I can't thank you all enough for contributing to the LoweCo Petite community by shopping my links on my blog, Instagram, or via the app. NOTE: If you are shopping any of the sales I post, I get a small commission when you shop directly from my blog or my Instagram. If you do not enjoy my picks but there is something you have been eyeing you can still shop from my links. Any little shopping helps fund my business!! 


Budgeting For The Holidays With Walmart

Budgeting for the Holidays can be tough, overwhelming, and frustrating all rolled into one season. I am so excited to be partner with Walmart to share how I budget for the holidays. There are so many things to stress about during the holidays don’t let spending money be one of them! Walmart is one of my favorite places to shop for the holidays.

Y’all before I share some of my tips and tricks on how to budget let me just get one thing straight-I HATE saving money and I use to be terrible at saving money. I really identify with the Carrie Bradshaw quote, “I like my money right where I can see it...hanging in my closet.” Luckily, through trial and error (and a lot of buyer’s remorse) I have learned HOW to spend money well. Gift giving, as I’ve found out, is one of my love languages, so I have become an expert in the field! In this post I am going to help you be better prepared and have a better understanding of what you should be shopping for and how I will be spending money over the Holiday season. So let’s get ready to rumble and shop smart!

First things first, you need to sit down and make a list of every single person you will be buying for. For example, I will be using one of my followers who needs to buy for her mother-in-law, father-in-law, two Aunts (on her husband’s side), two uncles (on her husband’s side), and her husband’s three siblings-that is 9 people just on the in-law side! A good rule to follow is keep immediate family at a higher price point and extended family a step lower. For the mother-in-law and father-in-law, I would stick to around $50 and seven others at or around $30. The total for in-law spending should be around $300 and you can use that same price point for your side of the family as well.

After you have the number of people you are buying for listed and the price points in mind, this is when you start brainstorming what gifts are in your price range. If you are also expecting to be super busy during the month of December, I would go ahead and start buying presents now so you aren't running around like crazy in December. Make sure you also aren’t relying on your credit cards to fill in the gaps. During the holidays, I always make sure to turn on my bank notifications so I don’t end up coasting through the last week of December on the little money I have left!

During the rest of the year, I typically budget with the 50/30/10/10 rule. 50% goes towards cost of living, gas for my car, and utilities. 30% goes towards my lifestyle, that’s when I eat out, my shopping, and any money I spend traveling. 10% goes towards my Church, or money I donate to my favorite charities. And then finally the last 10% goes towards savings. During November and December, however, I tend to alter this scale a little bit by changing the 30% of lifestyle to 10% lifestyle and 20% Holiday Budget. That means 20% of your salary from November and December can be for budgeting, if you scale back on buying for yourself. Also, I should note that 20% of your salary, is at the higher end of what you should be spending. I love to shop for my holiday gifts at Walmart. I always knock so many people off my list. Please don’t add to your holiday stress by going into debt over gift buying!!!

And thank you, Walmart for sponsoring this post!

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Black Friday + Cyber Monday

Who’s ready for so Black Friday shopping! I have searched high and Lowe (hahah get it) to find THE absolute best deals from my favorite retailersThis is the best time of the year to shop for all the things! Maybe you get a little something for you and for your loved ones too. I am just getting started with my holiday shopping!! I'll be updating sales all weekend! Happy shopping y’all! 

Abercrombie & Fitch | 50% off everything + Free Shipping
ASOS | 30% off everything with code EPIC30
American Eagle | 40% off everything + free shipping
Anthropologie | 30% off of everything. Sign into your account and add item to cart to see sale price. If you've been eyeing the T3 curling wand its included

Ann Taylor | 40% off everything with code THANKFUL

ASOS 25% off of everything with code EPIC25 + extra 10% off the up-to 70% off sale with code EXTRA
Bauble Bar $10 doorbusters + 30% off personalized items
Banana Republic | 50% off everything
Boohoo 60% off everything
Bloomingdales | Up to 50% off + save $25 on every $200 you spend
Chicwish 15% off everything over $70 order
Dick's Sporting Goods | 25% off everything
DSW | 20% off with code MADHOUSE + free weekender with $39 purchase with code FREEBIE
Express 50% off everything + free shipping
Finish Line 25% off Finish Lines Black Friday Early Access Deals with code REWARDSTYLEBF
Free People | 50% off select items
Forever 21 | 30% off everything
Francescas | BOGO 70% off everything || They have my favorite for holiday decor and stocking stuffers
Gap | 50% off everything with code BLCKFRIDAY
Goodnight Macaroon | up to 50% off, buy more save more. 30% off of $150 with code THANKS30, 40% off of $250 with code THANKS40 and 50% off of $450+ with code THANKS50. Also sweaters are BOGO 50% off with code SWEATER50
H&M | 30% off everything + FREE SHIPPING with code 3238
Hunter Up to 40% off a new Hunter product everyday
J.Crew | 50% off everything and 60% off sale items
J.Crew Factory | 60% off site wide 
Kate Spade enjoy up to 75% off
Kendra Scott 20% off everything with code YELLOW20
LOFT | 50% off everything with code FRIYAY
Lord & Taylor | up to 40% off everything with code DEALS + $25 off of $200 with code BONUS + FREE SHIPPING
Macy’s | 25-75% off select items
Madewell | 25% off everything with code DEALWITHIT
Missguided 50% off everything 
ModCloth won't go live until Sunday!
NastyGal | 50% off everything with code GIMME40
Nike 25% off sale selects with code EPIC25 ends 11/28
Neiman Marcus | $50 off of $250 with code THANKFUL
NET-A-PORTER Take an extra 50% off 
Nordstrom | Select styles are 40% off + FREE shipping
Old Navy | 50% off store wide
Ray-ban Up to 50% off (20% off sitewide)
Revolve up to 50% off select items
Rebecca Minkoff 25% off all order of $100 or more with code BLACK25
Sam Edelman 30% off everything with code SAMSGIVING
Sephora select items on sale
Shopbop  | 30% off sale items with code wow18
Sigma Beauty  30% off sitewide + free shipping with code BF30
Sole Society up to 50% off
Steve Madden Buy one get one 70% off with code MERRY
The Pink Lilly Boutique | 30% off site wide code plbblackout + door busters 
T3 Micro 25% off with code FRIDAY17
Target | So many sales! Clothing wise: 10$ off of $40 or $20 off $75. Pajama pants are $10 and all Christmas trees are 40% off.
TopShop  | up to 50% off + FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
Tory Burch | Up to 60% off  with code THANKS
Urban Outfitters | BOGO 50% off everything
Victoria Secret | $50 off of $250 with code SAVE50VS + FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 with code SHIP50

Holiday Look with Victoria Emerson Design

The most perfect gift for any girl would have to be a jewelry... duh! While I was in South Carolina with my girlfriends last weekend we were all talking about our favorite Christmas Gifts to get and receive. Believe it or not we all said jewelry.  I styled this fun holiday look featuring my favorite Victoria Emerson Design wrap bracelet and this beautiful Gold Tassel Necklace. I am absolutely can not wait to style my Victoria Emerson Design so many ways this holiday season.  Both the bracelet and my necklace would make great Christmas gift for any age.

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Work Wear With LOFT + 50% Off Everything

Hey Friends! Happy Monday! I am super excited to be kicking off October partnering with Loft to share my favorite fall workwear looks. You can shop my dress here for 50% off. I am wearing an XS Petite in this dress it also comes in regular sizing as well! I'm a firm believer that a fun dress is the perfect fall outfit. Dresses are great to wear in the office during the week. They can also easily transition for drinks after work with girlfriends. This dress is great for worch (work + church). It can easily be worn from day to night! I have rounded up all my work wear favorites and you can shop them all in this post. All of my picks are 50% off until tomorrow. Which, means its time to stock up on your fall favorites! 

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As a working woman, I sometimes find it hard to remember to make time for myself. I'm constantly helping other people or trying to organize my day so that I have time to sleep and look good in the morning, but the one thing I always forget is making sure I have a life as well. Being in your twenties is a time like no other and in order to get the most out of life us working women need to remember to reward ourselves with a fun shopping trip to LOFT, a girls night out with friends, or even a night in with a good movie and treats. All of my picks are perfect for any fall activity. No matter what the occasion is LOFT has got you covered.  

Before I treat myself with a fun girls night I have to feed my soul! When you are trying to juggle one hundred different things. Let alone trying to stay organized while running a business and working another full-time job! The one thing I don't really have time for (but I really like to do) would be enjoying a mini "vacation" at my apartment every once in a while. As many of y'all know I enjoy going on stay-cations every Saturday. It's so much fun to partake in all of the activities one would enjoy while on vacation. It gives me time to re-charge my batteries. I love to start the day in prayer and worship, only after sleeping in, hanging out with friends and enjoying the finest brunch in town. After brunch, I get my nails, followed by shopping at LOFT my fav spots in town (I mean, what is a Saturday without shopping), finally I usually head home and take a long hot bath, and get ready to head out to dinner with my girls or order in my fav delicious food (which is salmon.. duh) while I watch old episodes of gray's, gossip girl, 90210 or laguna beach.

Tonight I will be rocking this dress! I mean, I am actually obsessed with it. Even if you don't have the time to a stay-cation, you should always do one thing a day that makes you happy. For me, it's getting a great cup of coffee in the morning and listening to my favorite worship album on my way to work. And getting in my daily LOFT shopping fix! What do you do every day that makes you happy? Let me know by commenting below, on my Instagram, or on my Facebook page

And thank you, Anne Taylor Loft, for sponsoring this post!