Monday, December 5, 2016

A Blogger Holiday Party + Giveaway!

If you follow me on Snapchat {nrich14} and instastories, you saw I attended an oh-so-fun holiday Christmas party with some of my local blogger babes: Angela from Head To Toe Chic, Meghan from I'm Fixin' To, Courtney from Courtney Fashioninsta and Stephanie from A Style Of Her Own  

Angela graciously hosted us at her adorable house and Glory Roze Photography snapped our pics!  We each brought some snacks to share and a gift to exchange (Pssst there's also a chance for you to win our gifts below!) while Christmas music played in the background and balsm candles were lit. Talk about getting into holiday spirit!

Christmas stockings with garland around mantle

Christmas party tablescape with snowflake table runner

How cute are Ang's decorations? I LOVE her table runner and place settings - so festive!  

champagne cocktail bar

holiday party appetizers and food

silver and gold stemless wine glasses

LOVE these wine glasses! (here in gold and silver)

Holiday Party tablescape place setting ideas

I'll have more details on our food choices later this week (and my mini apple pie recipe!) 

After getting all our food set up and drinks mixed, we sat down to have some great girl conversation. Of course the topic of guys was brought up (we are girls after all!) but we also discussed careers, blogging, our love (and sometimes hate) relationship with social media platforms, and just sharing in what's going with each other lives. Sometimes we forget in our "busy-ness" how important it is to just connect with each other! It was also great to connect with some gals who experience the same growing pains of being a blogger who also has a full time job. 

Once we had sipped some yummy champagne and Moscow mules, it was time to exchange presents! We decided that we wanted to offer our readers the chance to win our gifts - the perfect way to say "Thank You" for being such amazing fans of our blogs! Does anyone else love the feeling of unwrapping a present? It makes you feel like you're a little kid again!

A Blogger Holiday Giveaway

I chose to gift a pair of earrings from The Flourish Market (more details on those later!) but I ended up opening one of those amazing smelling Blue Capri candles from Anthropologie (Thanks Meghan!) Steph also gifted one of the gifts that currently on my wish list: Emily Lee's Grace Not Perfection book. Also a girl can never have too many coffee cups (especially gold ones!) or blanket scarves! 

Blue Capri candle, Kate Spade tumbler, Blanket Scarf, Tassel Earrings, Grace Not Perfection book

Now, here comes your chance to win! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway ends Saturday night and we'll announce the winner next week. You should receive your gifts just in time to open them up for the holidays!

North Carolina Bloggers Raleigh NC Bedazzles After Dark Fashion Blogs

Hope you have very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday 2016 Promo Codes & Sales

It may be Monday, but it's time for some RETAIL THERAPY and to shop, shop, shop! Cyber Monday deals are here and you don't want to miss these promo codes. So whether you're shopping for holiday gifts or a little something for yourself, you'll save BIG! Also check out my below list of Small Businesses that are celebrating Cyber Monday too! Ready... Set.. GO!

Shop Small Businesses too! Don't forget some of my favorite small businesses are having their own Cyber Monday sales. Shop them right here:

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Game Day Outfit: Suede Garnet Dress

    Suede long sleeve laser cutout dress c/o Trending Now 
    Etienne Aigner riding boots (so old - LOVE these)
    Erin Dana belt bag c/o (old but found it in white here)
    Moon and Lola FSU charm bracelet (30% off this weekend only! Use code MERRY30) (State charm, Football charm, base bangles)
    Feather and beaded bib necklace c/o Trending Now
    Caravelle gold tone watch (gifted - on major sale right now!)
    J.Crew Factory bracelet c/o Carolina Premium Outlets
    Maybelline vivid liquid matte in Fuchsia Ecstasy

    I can't believe we are already at the end of November! I don't know about you, but Fall just flew by for us. One minute it's Labor Day, the next we are carving Turkey! And although it makes me sad that it's the end of football season, I'm really excited about my final look with Trending Now. If you saw on instagram, I attended the FSU vs NC State 2016 football game week before last, and rocked this exact look! 

    During the cooler months, I love long sleeve dresses. They still give you the great look of a summer dress while keeping you warm. Throw on your favorite riding boots and a statement necklace and poof! Your outfit is complete. Oh and P.S.: Congratulations to Danielle who won last month's giveaway

    I am in LOVE with all the Florida State clothing that Trending Now has on their site and in their boutique in Tallahassee. It makes dressing for Game Day so much more fun when your look is cute, don't you agree? What's your favorite way to rock your school's colors for Game Day? 

    Pssst.. just a little word to the wise when attending football games. They're so strict with purses and bags, so my favorite option is a belt bag or super small cross body. Just grab your phone, ID, some cash and lipstick because let's be real - that's all you really need. Plus you'll have your hands free to enjoy some.... refreshing beverages while you tailgate. Ha! 

    I'll have some Cyber Monday posts and codes coming your way soon. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
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