Coming close to my first ever Christmas in Canada, I’m more excited than ever. Every year I go back to Turkey for New Year and I’ve always regretted missing the holiday season. Let’s be honest, it’s always better to stay in this magical land of Noël that is Quebec during December and run away as far as possible in January. To top it off, I just found out about Desjardins’ member exclusive retailer discounts which would not only help you get the perfect Christmas gift but would also benefit you all year long. (Hint: %12 off of all online purchases from Maison Birks!)
As I’m typing these words I want to let you know that I already went bankrupt and my intention is to take everybody with me as I’m going down. Oh black friday, I don’t know if you are the best or worst thing that ever happened to North America. Here are the best sales to shop today & this weekend and my favorite picks from each store:. ASOS: %30 off entire store with code TGIBF (my pick is this Oversized Coat in Ombre Boiled Wool) . Topshop: Up to %50 off on selected lines (my pick is this pair of Leather Trousers by Marques’Almeida) . Nasty Gal: %30 off on selected black styles (my pick is this Faux Fur Coat) . Whistles: %25 off entire store (my pick is this Mid Chelsea Boot) . Anthropologie: %20 off on everything (my pick is this Handwoven Macrame Table Runner) . Warehouse: %25 off everything with code CYBER25 (my pick is this Geo cape) . SSENSE: Up to %50 off on selected items (my pick is this Isabel Marant Black Leather Nowles Boots) . My Wardrobe: %50 off of everything (my pick is this By Malene Birger Nabbion Boots) . Shopbop: Up to %25 off with code GOBIG14 (my pick is this KIMEM Diana Cloche Pants) . Revolve: Up to %75 off on selected items (my pick is this Vince Nyack Sneaker with Rabbit Fur Trim) . Tibi: Extra %20 off sale items with code BLACKFRIDAY14 (my pick is this Wool Pleated Wrap Pants) . ZARA: %30 off entire store (my pick is this HIGH HEELED PRINTED LEATHER BOOTIE) . MANGO: %30 off everything with code 5BLACK3 (my pick is this Wool-blend culottes) . Need Supply: %30 off sale items with code EXTRA30 (my pick is this Panama Blanket Scarf) . DKNY: 20% off handbags & small leather goods (my pick is this Faux Fur Satchel) . Loeffler Randall: Extra %15 off sale with code BLKFRIDAY (my pick is this Mercer block heel boot) . Joie: %25 off sidewide with code THANKS (my pick is this Leopard Lina Booties) . ALDO: %50 off (my pick is this Taupe Leather Bugiano boots) . Steve Madden: %30 off and free shipping with code OMG (my pick is this Taupe Lidiaa boots) . Kurt Geiger: %20 off everything with code F&FKG20 (my pick is this Salvation bootie) . Alexis Bittar: Up to %70 off (my pick is this Kinetic Gold Chain Ribbed Cuff) . FORWARD by Elyse Walker: Up to %50 off selected items (my pick is this Acne Mock Felted Jacket) . Front Row Shop: Up to %50 off selected items (my pick is this Tassels dress)
As a non-american shopaholic who lives to eat, thanksgiving means guilt free binge eating & sales shopping in good conscience to me. With all the black friday & cyber monday sales coming up, I of course made my studies and piled up tens of items in my shopping cart(s) ready to be attacked when time comes. And the time has come guys. Shopbop‘s biggest sale of the year starts as of this moment and will last for an entire week, though I don’t think much will be left by December 1st. There are NO brand exclusions and the more you purchase the better the savings. (I’m the girl your parents would tell you to stay away.)
Here are my 5 recent favorite fall looks to copy that would ease your thanksgiving belly while amping up your style game.
It doesn’t have to be a winter vest per se, any kind of sleeveless & open front jacket or coat you throw on over your sweaters and/or under your coats count as winter vests and they are awesome. Years ago, when I was trying to figure out the tricks of the layering trade, I discovered that a vest was the missing part of that unsolvable equation. Come summer or winter, a vest is the thing you need to unbland the look without compromising comfort. And just like pretty much everything else, it’s better when it comes in wool.
Life lesson of today: One simply cannot have too many camel coats. It’s so essential that it should have had its own initials by now, you know like a LBD – every woman has to have a CC. It makes every outfit look at least twice as expensive, it brings out the most of grey, black, white and blue jeans & it’s one of my personal favorites. I have a camel blazer, boyfriend, maxi, hooded and teddy; one suede and printed coat on the way and still there are at least two camel coats in all my shopping lists. After getting the stamp of approval from The Cut, I decided to make a post about the 20 must have camel coats of the season & 40 best camel street style looks.
I can’t think of another bottom – skirt, shorts, pants or otherwise – that looks good, I mean GOOD, on every.single.woman on earth. That super power is bestowed upon only and only one thing: flared trousers. Not bootcut, not boyfriend, not bell bottoms – flare is a complicated yet a Parisianly simple cut: fitting around thighs with gradually and tastefully widening cuffs starting from below the knee; flared trousers are the invisibility cloaks of real world. Elongating the legs by at least 10cm no matter how high your heels are and slimming you down 2 sizes at a time, it’s always a chic, safe, photo proof, easy to make a transition from day to night option that you should have in your closet in every possible color.
Why am I making a post about flared trousers now while they were always in fashion? Their only downside is (was) you have to keep on wearing your heels and can’t change into flats when you need to but now it’s acceptable, if preferable, to wear them with sneakers and flats with a shorter cuff. Hip hip hooray and fire the flare!