Holiday Sparkle {Outfits}

With all the Black Friday sales happening, it is just a touch hard to resist a little shopping for myself. Plus, I have a few events on my social calendar that could use some holiday sparkle.

So, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite picks to really dazzle this holiday season. PLUS, each piece is on sale this weekend!

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1. Sequin top // 2. Gold lame dress // 3. French Connection off-the-shoulder copper dress // 4. Sabine black sequin mini skirt // 5. Piperlime sequin midi skirt // 6. Kate Spade Saturday accordion skirt // 7. Icy sequin dress // 8. Ark & Co. champagne dress // 9. Parker mini dress // 10. Black sequin jump suit

BLACK FRIDAY SALES!

  • 6PM // Black Friday 15% off (11.27 – 11.28). CODE: 6PMEU112720141585
  • Alice + Olivia // 25% off sitewide + free shipping (11.26-12.01)
  • All Saints // 20% off all styles (11.28-12.01). CODE: THANKS
  • Ann Taylor // 50% off, 11.30 (5pm EST) – 12.03 (3pm EST)
  • Anthropologie // Black Friday huge sale sitewide
  • ASOS // Black Friday 30% off (11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)). CODE: TGIBF
  • Banana Republic // 50% off 1 full-priced item (11.27-11.28). CODE: BRFIFTY// 40% off sitewide (11.27-11.28). CODE: BRFORTY
  • BaubleBar // Black Friday 15% off 2 items (11.28-11.29) CODE: FRIDAY15 // 35% off 4+ items (11.28-11.29). CODE: FRIDAY35
  • BB Dakota // Black Friday 30% off full-price styles (11.27-11.29). CODE: THANKS30
  • BHLDN // Black Friday new markdowns in every category
  • Bloomingales // Black Friday 50% off on a selection sitewide (11.25-11.29)
  • Boden // 30% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns (11.27-11.30)
  • Club Monaco // Black Friday 30% off cashmere styles
  • Cococozy // 25% off (11.26-12.02). CODE: COCO25
  • Cynthia Vincent // Black Friday 25% off sitewide (11.25 -11.30)
  • DailyLook // Black Friday $30 off $100, $50 off $150, $80 off $250 + free shipping (11.27-11.30). CODE: BLACKFRIDAY14
  • Design Darling // 20% off (11.26-12.01). CODE: MANYTHANKS
  • Dolce Vita // up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping (11.25-12.01). CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14
  • DVF // 40% off select styles (11.25-12.01) // Black Friday 15% off sitewide (11.28) CODE: FRIDAY15.
  • Express // Black Friday 50% sitewide (11.28)
  • French Connection // 30% off sitewide (11.25-11.28). CODE: 30FCBF // 40% off sitewide (11.28-12.01). CODE: FC40BF
  • Frye // spend $400+, get an eGift card for $100 (11.24-12.01)
  • Gap // Black Friday 50% off sitewide (11.27-11.28). CODE: BLKFRIDAY // 40% off sitewide (11.29). CODE: GIFT
  • Hanky Panky // up to 60%, free 5-day wash + free ground shipping (11.28-12.01). CODE: SPARKLE
  • J Brand // Black Friday 30% sitewide (11.27-11.29)
  • J. Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum (11.26-11.30).  CODE: HOLIDAY
  • J. Crew Factory // 50% off. CODE: THANKS.
  • Joie // 25% off sitewide (11.26-12.01). CODE: THANKS
  • Kate Spade Saturday // Black Friday 30% off sitewide + free shipping (11.26-11.30). CODE: DEALME
  • Kelly Wearstler // Black Friday up to 30% off (11.28-11.30). CODE: KWBLACKFRIDAY
  • Lilly Pulitzer // free gift with purchases at any spend, receive additional gift with purchase of $75+ (11.28-12.01)
  • Look // 30-50% off top clothing & shoe brands & up to 70% off clearance (11.25-12.02)
  • Lulu & Georgia // Black Friday spend $250, get 20% off (11.28). CODE: PUMPKINPIE20
  • Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase (11.25-11.30). CODE: GIFTON
  • Milly // Black Friday 25% off sitewide (11.28-11.30)
  • Missguided //30% off (11.27-12.01). CODE: CYBER30
  • ModCloth // Black Friday 50% Off 100s of new arrivals (11.26-11.30 at 10am PT)
  • Nasty Gal // 30% off
  • Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product
  • Old Navy // entire store will be 50% off (11.27 (4pm) – 11.28)
  • Parker // Black Friday 25% off all dresses (11.27-11.28). CODE: PARTYGIRL
  • Piperlime // 25% off sitewide (11.27).  CODE: THANKFUL25.
  • Plum Pretty Sugar // spend $100, recieve 10% refund, spend $200, recieve 15% refund, spend $300, recieve 20% refund (11.28). CODE: PRETTYFRIDAY
  • Pottery Barn Kids // save up to 60%, save up to 20% off select products (11.26-12.02)
  • Scoop NYC // Black Friday 25% off sitewide + free shipping (11.27-11.30)
  • Serena & Lily // $50 off $200. CODE: GETSTARTED.
  • Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 (11.25-12.01) CODE: GOBIG14
  • T & J Designs // 30% off sitewide. CODE: THANKYOU30
  • Topshop // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items (11.27-12.01)
  • Tuckernuck // Cyber Monday 15% off sitewide with code SHOP15 // 20% off orders over $150 with code SHOP20 // 25 % off orders over $500 with code SHOP25 //30 % off orders over $1,000 with code SHOP30

Gifts for Her + Black Friday Sales

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1. J. Crew Flannel Pajamas // 2. Clare V. Foldover Clutch // 3. Headphones //
4. Kate Spade Bow Earrings // 5. Kate Spade Gold Watch // 6. Stuart Weitzman boots // 7. Tassel Necklace // 8. Faux Fur Infinity Scarf // 9. Jo Malone Cologne // 10. Gold Cuff // 11. Fur Earmuffs // 12. Tory Burch Leather Bow Gloves // 13. Deborah Lippman Nail Polishes // 14. DVF Book // 15. Kate Spade Book

BLACK FRIDAY SALES!

  • 6PM // Black Friday 15% off (11.27 – 11.28). CODE: 6PMEU112720141585
  • Alice + Olivia // 25% off sitewide + free shipping (11.26-12.01)
  • All Saints // 20% off all styles (11.28-12.01). CODE: THANKS
  • Ann Taylor // 50% off, 11.30 (5pm EST) – 12.03 (3pm EST)
  • Anthropologie // Black Friday huge sale sitewide
  • ASOS // Black Friday 30% off (11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)). CODE: TGIBF
  • Banana Republic // 50% off 1 full-priced item (11.27-11.28). CODE: BRFIFTY// 40% off sitewide (11.27-11.28). CODE: BRFORTY
  • BaubleBar // Black Friday 15% off 2 items (11.28-11.29) CODE: FRIDAY15 // 35% off 4+ items (11.28-11.29). CODE: FRIDAY35
  • BB Dakota // Black Friday 30% off full-price styles (11.27-11.29). CODE: THANKS30
  • BHLDN // Black Friday new markdowns in every category
  • Bloomingales // Black Friday 50% off on a selection sitewide (11.25-11.29)
  • Boden // 30% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns (11.27-11.30)
  • Club Monaco // Black Friday 30% off cashmere styles
  • Cococozy // 25% off (11.26-12.02). CODE: COCO25
  • Cynthia Vincent // Black Friday 25% off sitewide (11.25 -11.30)
  • DailyLook // Black Friday $30 off $100, $50 off $150, $80 off $250 + free shipping (11.27-11.30). CODE: BLACKFRIDAY14
  • Design Darling // 20% off (11.26-12.01). CODE: MANYTHANKS
  • Dolce Vita // up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping (11.25-12.01). CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14
  • DVF // 40% off select styles (11.25-12.01) // Black Friday 15% off sitewide (11.28) CODE: FRIDAY15.
  • Express // Black Friday 50% sitewide (11.28)
  • French Connection // 30% off sitewide (11.25-11.28). CODE: 30FCBF // 40% off sitewide (11.28-12.01). CODE: FC40BF
  • Frye // spend $400+, get an eGift card for $100 (11.24-12.01)
  • Gap // Black Friday 50% off sitewide (11.27-11.28). CODE: BLKFRIDAY // 40% off sitewide (11.29). CODE: GIFT
  • Hanky Panky // up to 60%, free 5-day wash + free ground shipping (11.28-12.01). CODE: SPARKLE
  • J Brand // Black Friday 30% sitewide (11.27-11.29)
  • J. Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum (11.26-11.30).  CODE: HOLIDAY
  • J. Crew Factory // 50% off. CODE: THANKS.
  • Joie // 25% off sitewide (11.26-12.01). CODE: THANKS
  • Kate Spade Saturday // Black Friday 30% off sitewide + free shipping (11.26-11.30). CODE: DEALME
  • Kelly Wearstler // Black Friday up to 30% off (11.28-11.30). CODE: KWBLACKFRIDAY
  • Lilly Pulitzer // free gift with purchases at any spend, receive additional gift with purchase of $75+ (11.28-12.01)
  • Look // 30-50% off top clothing & shoe brands & up to 70% off clearance (11.25-12.02)
  • Lulu & Georgia // Black Friday spend $250, get 20% off (11.28). CODE: PUMPKINPIE20
  • Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase (11.25-11.30). CODE: GIFTON
  • Milly // Black Friday 25% off sitewide (11.28-11.30)
  • Missguided //30% off (11.27-12.01). CODE: CYBER30
  • ModCloth // Black Friday 50% Off 100s of new arrivals (11.26-11.30 at 10am PT)
  • Nasty Gal // 30% off
  • Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product
  • Old Navy // entire store will be 50% off (11.27 (4pm) – 11.28)
  • Parker // Black Friday 25% off all dresses (11.27-11.28). CODE: PARTYGIRL
  • Piperlime // 25% off sitewide (11.27).  CODE: THANKFUL25.
  • Plum Pretty Sugar // spend $100, recieve 10% refund, spend $200, recieve 15% refund, spend $300, recieve 20% refund (11.28). CODE: PRETTYFRIDAY
  • Pottery Barn Kids // save up to 60%, save up to 20% off select products (11.26-12.02)
  • Scoop NYC // Black Friday 25% off sitewide + free shipping (11.27-11.30)
  • Serena & Lily // $50 off $200. CODE: GETSTARTED.
  • Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 (11.25-12.01) CODE: GOBIG14
  • T & J Designs // 30% off sitewide. CODE: THANKYOU30
  • Topshop // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items (11.27-12.01)
  • Tuckernuck // Cyber Monday 15% off sitewide with code SHOP15 // 20% off orders over $150 with code SHOP20 // 25 % off orders over $500 with code SHOP25 //30 % off orders over $1,000 with code SHOP30

My Running Essentials

Last week on what would have been my dad’s 67th birthday, I took a long cruise along Lake Michigan on my bike. During my ride, I thought a lot about my dad and the things we used to enjoy together – mainly, running.

We had run two half marathons together, one full marathon and shared countless conversations about training, articles we had read in Runnner’s World and our running essentials. It was something we shared in common, something I highly valued and definitely the reason I started running in the first place.

But, life, work and excuses have gotten in the way of me signing up for any races longer than an 8K in the past three years and I realized how much I missed it. So the moment I got home that day, I registered for a half-marathon in April. Even though it is still five months away, I have already increased my weekly mileage to prep my body for the run and potentially beat my PR.

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Since I run along Lake Michigan, it is important to have the right clothing and accessories to keep me protected from the wind and cold plus keep me motivated to pick up the pace. These warm, running tights are going to be in heavy rotation this winter and are a good alternative to my basic black running pants.

Running Essentials // Courtney Callahan

I am looking forward to hitting the pavement, working toward a goal and reconnecting with my dad out on the path.

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Half-zip pullover // Running tights // Water bottle // Garmin watch // Running shoes // Ear warmer //
Headphones // Waist belt // SPF 50 FaceScreen // Hair ties // Running gloves // Running shirt 

Leather-trimmed coat

Leather-trimmed coat // Courtney Callahan

Leather-trimmed coat // Courtney Callahan

Leather-trimmed coat // Courtney Callahan

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Black booties // Courtney Callahan

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Yesterday, it snowed in Chicago…snowed. It was a harsh reality after the Indian-summer weather we had earlier in the week and I was not too happy.

You know the kind of day where all you want to do is wrap yourself up in your coziest blanket and start a fire? Well, this leather-trimmed number is pretty much the coat version of that cozy blanket. Did I mention that it’s 20% off this weekend? Use code F21FOREVER (now through 11/2). You should probably pick one up for yourself. And maybe start a fire too.

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Leather-trimmed coat (20% off through 11/2) //  White sweater // Necklace //
Black skinny pants (on sale) // Black booties // Sunglasses // Nail polish // Lip color

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Kate Spade + GapKids

Last night, I attended a pre-look of the Kate Spade + GapKids collaboration and I seriously wanted to buy everything in the line. Thankfully, I reminded myself that I do not have children BUT I do have a very fashionable (and adorable) five year old niece that loves hot pink and polka dots just as much as her Aunt Cece. Plus, I enjoyed rainbow-colored popcorn, cookies from Sweet E’s Bake Shop and a Bellini while browsing all of the goodies.

Here is the adorable combination Miss Ellie will be rocking this fall plus a few other favorites from the line. Run, don’t walk to GapKids to check out the line or shop online.

Kate Spade + Gap Kids // Courtney Callahan

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