black friday sales to shop now

Guess what y’all? It’s apparently already #BlackFriday. (shhhh don’t tell the stores #Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet. They don’t need to know that.)  It seems like the sales start earlier and earlier every year, and I AM HERE FOR IT. I say, let’s give lots of thanks, while also scoring lots of deals. For which I will give thanks. See how that works?

So, because I love you guys, and because I want to help you (say it together) save money by spending it, here are my top five ways to make the most of #blackfriday and #cyberweek.

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best of the nordstrom fall sale

You know how, when Nordstrom has a sale, you never know about it? Because no one on social media EVER mentions it?

*rolls eyes so hard they fall out of her head.

*Picks them up and puts them back in again, because it is my mission and duty to make Nordstrom love me, buy one of every thing, give John a heart attack, I mean, INFORM you guys of important ways to wreck your credit score.

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Sweater Dresses You Need Now

You know how you sometimes accidentally on purpose buy all these dresses, because you think your life is fancy. And then, you remember that YOU ARE NOT FANCY. And that you only buy dresses because they will probably make you look just like the model wearing them. (Spoiler alert: They won’t.)

Anyone else? I mean, it’s like my brain forgets for a second that 95% of the time, I’m reaching for sweats, OR sweats that masquerade as real pants. (Looking at you, joggers. And thank you for your service.)

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the must have color for your fall wardrobe

Someone once told me, “blondes should never wear yellow.” After a SAY WHAT, followed by a HOW DARE YOU, it became my mission to find a flattering yellow for blondes. Specifically, blondes who aren’t actually blondes, and who also have the skin tone of a piece of notebook paper.

It me.

Anyway, I love yellow and all it’s iterations, but every time I reach for it, I hear that little voice reminding me that blondes can’t pull off yellow. (Coincidentally, it’s the same little voice that likes to remind me that I’m NOT a size 2 and that I’m NOT in my early 30’s.)

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november necessities

click on any photo above to shop, or just send this entire post to your significant other. THEY LIKE IT WHEN WE HELP THEM.

It’s officially November y’all! Otherwise known as The Month In Which Sherri Plans to Blame Everything on the Time Change.

Including but not limited to mood swings, overspending, forgetting things (like her budget and how to fold laundry), and her overall state of general disorganization.

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last minute costume ideas

Sometimes you wanna Pinterest up an amazing, creative Halloween costume that impresses all of Instagram, I mean, YOUR SWEET CHILDREN, who, have apparently "always wanted a fun mom that dresses up for Halloween."

Good to know.

But then, other times you just wanna justify those new moto boots you bought. Or that camo jacket you’ve been eyeing. Or the red ringmaster coat that a certain someone said was too “extra,” but you just KNEW that one day there would be a highly popular movie about a musically gifted dreamer who opens his own circus. Or ya know. Something like that.

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j.crew mercantile + amazon fashion

*Finds out J.Crew Mercantile is available on Amazon.

*Races John to the credit cards before he can run them through his shredder.

*Laughs evilly at the look on John’s face when he realizes I’ve got those bad boys memorized.

It’s always been high-quality, but remember when J.Crew used to be a bit more, ahem, AFFORDABLE? And you know how now, when you browse the J.Crew website, the prices hurt your feelings? (Not to mention your bank account?)

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FOURTEEN

Today our marriage is a fourteen year old. So we’re gonna talk about John y’all. And not ONLY to say something outlandish to see if actually reads the blog. Although that will be an added bonus. Muahahaha.

See, today, we’ve been married for FOURTEEN years. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is YES. Yes, I WAS a child bride. I met John the very day I moved to Atlanta for my first job out of college. What followed was a quick breakup with my current boyfriend, because I knew SOMETHING about John was different. And even though I couldn’t remember his first name after our last meeting (I just referred to him as “the hot guy from that thing”), I knew I’d see him again, and I KNEW he was special.

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