Basically Friday

Happy Friday! I'm going to go totally basic on all of you today with my excitement over Sephora, Nordstrom, and Starbucks today. Brace yourself!
1. As I'm sure you've seen all over the blogiverse today starts the VIB sale, you can find my picks here. I'll be back next week to share what I picked up for Christmas gifts and some gifts for myself.
2. Starbucks BOGO holiday drinks are back this weekend. Now through Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00pm enjoy buy one get one free of their select holiday drinks. Go get your yummy caffeine fix on while running holiday errands or getting ready to go out for the evening.
3.  As if I needed another reason to love Nordstrom more, they seriously continue to win all the prizes. In the past several years as stores have been opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day masquerading as "Black Friday", I've felt awful for the employees forced to work instead of stuffing their faces with turkey and enjoying time with their family and friends. I will never shop on Thanksgiving, and love supporting stores that choose to open their doors on the actual Black Friday.
4. One of my favorite things is a handwritten note, and I still can't get over how adorable these bulldog cards are.
5. I'm loving my recent finds on Pinterest:
*The Springs Resort and Spa - Costa Rica*
Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

49 comments:

  1. Great stuff today, lady! Hope you get all your goodies from Sephora, I snapped mine up woohoo! We will have to compare notes. I've always thought Nordstrom stood above all the other stores, but they truly show it this time of year. I will continue to show my support to stores that honor their workers and their customers.

    Your pins are on point today, especially the last quote. Trends aren't for everyone and the smart pick and choose what actually works for their body. You'll never see me in a poncho because I don't want to look like a kid playing dress up in my older sisters clothes [seen it, and it made me shake my head in sympathy], but I can appreciate the trend when it's on the right body type. Have a FABULOUS weekend, lady!

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  2. I love what stores (bigger ones especially) are implementing for Black Friday this year - some even going so far as to release deals earlier in the week so that people can enjoy the holiday!! I'm excited to place that sephora order today and then go to the store again this weekend lol!! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Did Nordstrom mean they aren't doing Black Friday, or they just aren't decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving? Thats how I took it but I support any store that doesn't succumb to the Black Friday nonsense that's turned people into animals!

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  4. Nees to pick up my sephora stuff!! And yes nordstrom rocks! I always feel bad for those people who have to work on holidays- my parents are two of them :(

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  5. Woohoo!! Friday goodness!! I am actually going to Seohora today!! I too am very old school and love a handwritten note. Those are so very cute! I hope your weekend is all things amazing and have fun Sephora shopping gorgeous!!

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  6. I need to start browsing Sephora, so I will definitely look at your picks !I already indulged in the Starbucks buy one get one, but let's be honest I"ll probably be back again this weekend :)

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  7. That bulldog card is too cute! And I'm so excited about the Starbucks BOGO, especially since it's for all of the holiday drinks! We have a "meeting" today at 2 so we can head over there to participate. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I will never shop on thanksgiving. That's ridiculous! I can't wait to see what you pick up from the sale! Happy weekend, girl!

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  9. What a fun post!! Cheers to the most delicious bogo and happy shopping, sweets! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  10. seriously nordstrom - i miss you in central florida! of course they are just perfection :) i need to run to starbucks today too for a treat. i was too lazy yesterday but today i may have to! not that i need two drinks in my possession haha. happy friday love!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Love these Pinterest looks you chose! Have a great weekend!

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  12. I always love when you share your recent Pins! I don't know if I'm getting anything during the Sephora sale but everyone is sure tempting me with their picks!!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  13. the best concealer that covers everything without making your face/skin cakey is Giorgio Armani master corrector and concealer!! it's the only one i use :D

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  14. amazing selection..i love all the outfits...
    kisses

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  15. Loving that B&W skirt and the tutu, of course!! I was so happy to hear about Nordstrom not being open on Thanksgiving. HEading over to check out your Sephora list, now! Have a great weekend!!

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  16. I love any retail store that closes on Thanksgiving. I have had to work on holidays and it's not always a choice to work, most times it's "encouraged" Girl, you find the best pins, I love that white sweater with the red hearts! So cute. Have a fab weekend.

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  17. I love love love the stores that aren’t open on Thanksgiving – I don’t do Black Friday anyway but opening up that much early is so stupid and kind of ruins the purpose of the POST Thanksgiving day of shopping sales. Love handwritten notes – so personal! I wish getting actual mail was used more often!

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  18. I love that they don't skip thanksgiving! That's the best!

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  19. I love that so many stores are getting back into being CLOSED on Thanksgiving. Unless you're a grocery store, it's not necessary. lol

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  20. Ok love that Nordstrom is celebrating one holiday at a time! I love Thanksgiving and I feel like everyone just skipped right over it! And loving all your pins! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. Oh starbucks B1G1? I didn't know that! do you have to share or can you keep both for yourself? Love that sweater with the heart elbowpads. handwritten cards are super sweet. I want to incorporate handwritten card to clients when I make some sales. I know some people will appreciate an old fashion handwritten note. Trish - tales from trish

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  22. There will be SO MANY Caramel Brulee Lattes drank this weekend :) I am definitely going to take a look at your Sephora favorites to see what I should buy this weekend!

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  23. Good for Nordstrom!! That makes me happy! I remember last year we went Black Friday shopping (on Friday, not Thanksgiving lol) and they didn't open until like 10am which is practically unheard of! Wish more stores would follow their lead. So excited for the Sephora sale of course - I'm heading there after lunch and can't wait!!

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  24. I will be getting my BOGO Starbucks fix this afternoon!!!!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

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  25. I definitely need to check out the VIB sale todya! I have about a million things I need haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  26. I love that Nordstrom is not opening. I never shop on Thanksgiving and I hate the stores that make their employees work and miss the holiday. Good for them!

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  27. I was so happy to see that Nords sign at my mall! I understand the need to make money, but some things are sacred and cherished holidays (Thanksgiving) that everyone deserves to celebrate. Have a great weekend girl!

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  28. love it! Please stop by my blog for my latest post!

    Olia | www.loveolia.com

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  29. I'm a big fan of handwritten notes too! I need some with my doggies on them!

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  30. Loving your pins! So many fun sayings too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. Thanks for the heads up on Starbucks!! That first quote is one my absolute favorites! I have already done damage at Nordstrom and Sephora! Yikes!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  32. Since I work in retail, I fully support stores not being open on Thanksgiving. Good for Nordstrom too. Just another reason to shop there haha. Love getting handwritten notes too. I also love writing them. It is just nice a way of letting someone know that you really care. :-) Love your favorite pins too!! Have a fab weekend!! :-)

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  33. Happy weekend! I am in love with your sephora favorites I'm in love with the Dry bar brushes! So awesome! xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  34. I love your quotes on the page they are so cute and girly<3
    I didn't know that about Starbucks - I need to get some today! haha
    And I do agree on the Nordstrom idea - too bad other department stores won't get the hint how ridiculous it can be.
    I need to try those concealers because of my allergies I always get bad circles under my eyes. Thanks for the lovely tips!

    Lots of love,
    Kayla <3 Xx
    www.kaylasvibrations.blogspot.com

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  35. The sweater with the heart elbows is gorgeous!! Hope you have a nice weekend and tell JQ sorry I couldn't make it!

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  36. I love that Nordstrom isn't opening! That's so great! Those bulldog thank you notes are so adorable! Have a great weekend, lady!

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  37. Ok I guess we think alike as I've make a screenshot of this Starbucks promo and definitely going to get one latte for free))

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  38. I just had an operation so i’ve slept for literally three weeks and i’m having so much fun catching up on your content!! xxx

    <a href="http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/original-pink-sleep-in-rollers-set.html”>Pink Sleep In roller Review</a>

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  39. I must live under a rock because this is the first I've heard of the BOGO Starbucks drinks! I have a gift card burning a hold in my wallet so I will definitely be stopping by this weekend!!

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  40. Your pins are spot on (as usual!) and I'm totally making my way to Starbucks later - yum!!

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  41. That heart sweater is so so so cute!!! Love Nordies for taking it one step at a time! I'm a fan of that for sure!

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  42. Nordstrom for the win! I think it's so awesome that they are doing that this year. That heart elbow patch sweater is adorable, and that quote from Iman is perfection. Happy Sunday!

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  43. I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving so good for Nordstrom. Love those cards, how cute.

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  44. Good for Nordstrom! As if I needed yet another reason to love them! And that Liz Taylor quote is too good! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  45. Bulldog notecards?! I need those! Too cute! Have a great week!

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  46. That blue dress and those heart elbows! I die!!! I heard about Nordstrom. I wish all stores would go back to opening on Friday!!! It is called Black Friday not Thursday. I refuse to leave thanksgiving dinner with my family for shopping. Sorry, no deal is worth that to me. I partake in black Friday shopping but not missing dinner!

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  47. Love it all! Great pictures!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  48. love that nordstom is doing that. i worked target a couple of years ago, i think, and they opened late thursday for 'black friday' and a lot of the staff volunteered to work because they didn't have families or didn't want to celebrate thanksgiving.. but then some people were 'forced' to work and i just hated that!

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