Thursday, December 9, 2021

winter boots round up!

 I've had LOTS of requests for a post on winter boots. Since I spend a lot of time wearing them (when I would much rather be wearing cute flats!) for Michigan winters I definitely have some all time favorites. These Uggs, this pair of Sorel and these wedges (although mine are a little different because they are a few years old) are my three go-to pairs. For walking the dog to errands, to just really really snowy days when there are no other options.  All three of those pairs are warm and comfortable and both pairs of Sorel's are waterproof - which is very important! I put an asterisk* next to the pairs I own... all other boots featured are either because they are a reputable brand for keeping you warm or they are very attractive as far as boots go.

This season there are TONS of options and so many of them are just darling. I view boots as an investment and really don't mind paying extra for them. If you've walked a dog in the snow, taken kids sledding, lived through 100 inches of snow in a season or have stood for hours on end at a ski meet... you know. I just don't mess around with any brands that aren't super legit in the boot world. It stinks that boots can be so expensive, but I will also say that I have so many pairs that are 5-6 years old and are still in great condition and get great wear every year, so they are truly an investment for this winter and future winters.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

December Mini Capsule!

 Today I've got a mini capsule for you for December. Filled with festive looks for casual or dressy days for the month of December. I focused on pieces that will mix and match easily and that have a little extra festive flair to them for this season of celebration. While most of the looks are Christmas themed with plaids and red and green abundant, some of the more neutral looks will work great for New Years Eve as well. Some of the looks even work for a festive office look as well. I always love adding a little something extra like a pop of plaid, a festive headband or a wintery clutch to a look to give it a more Christmas-y vibe. You can go for just a touch of festive flair, or a lot!  Let's take a look at the pieces and the outfits... I've got 15 pieces and 9 outfits!

top row: skinny jeanscream white jeanswhite cable knit ruffle sweaterblack plaid blousered sweaterred plaid top

middle row: camel coatgreen sherpa coatgreen velvet clutchred headband

bottom row: brown bootsnude flatsblack braided heelsgreen dresscamel slip skirt

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

#ootd 80!

 Mood: All the winter layers for all the holiday errands.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Effortless style for the mom-on-the-go with Nordstrom!

 This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

The holiday season is BUSY as always this year. From making sure all the gifts are purchased and wrapped, to running all the errands and wrapping up some college visits with my son and throw in a few sporting events for my kids... wow. I feel a little like Roy Kent... "she's here, she's there, she's everywhere" these days (also, if you haven't watched Ted Lasso yet, what are you doing with your life!?!?). I'm running errands and prepping for holiday travel and listen, I love a good sparkle, a good plaid or a fun twirly skirt for the holidays, but my days are mostly full of cozy sweatshirts, joggers and leggings right now. Prepping for the holidays is practically an aerobic sport!

I love shopping all the Nordstrom Made brands at Nordstrom this time of year. Brands like Zella and Caslon are the perfect mom-on-the-go brands. You can't beat the leggings and joggers from Zella and the prices are incredibly affordable. Plus, with Nordstrom's FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS or curbside service - it's so easy to shop all the cozy and comfortable styles you need while you are zipping around town making the holiday magic come alive. 

I've long raved about these joggers (the best you can find under $50!) and the Zella leggings are just as good, trust me. I own several pairs and love this blue/grey hue for winter. Paired with an oversized sweater or sweatshirt you are set for errands, carpool or that over-the-river-and-through-the-woods road trip to see family and friends this holiday season. 

(above & below)
funnel neck sweater (I went with my usual size), white SE sneakersjoggers (I went down a size)similar leather tote

(above & below)


Friday, December 3, 2021

November bestsellers!

November was a complete blur of gift guides, winter content and all the amazing sales during Cyber Week. Whew! Thank you to everyone who supported my content this past month. It was a very fun month with some great content. December is usually a much slower month for the blog and I'm ready to start winding down the year over the next few weeks. I plan to take some time off from posting later in December and I am already looking forward to that. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. There is still plenty of holiday and winter content left to get to this month! 

Today I'm pulling together the bestsellers from November. Each month when I pull together these posts there are usually a handful of items that were VERY popular (the cream rises to the top!) but with November being such a big shopping month there were SO MANY items that you all loved that I couldn't narrow it down to the usual 5 or 6 items... I definitely had to throw in some extras. These are the items YOU all loved the most over the past month... and per the usual, you all have FABULOUS taste if I do say so myself. I truly love all of these pieces myself so I can see why you all love them as well.

half zip sweater - runs true to size, maybe a touch oversized, SUPER soft and cozy!
puff sleeve top - I went up a size because it runs a little small, fun and festive for the holidays!
grey cardigan, so soft and warm, true to size, I went with my usual size small.
stovepipe jeans, the perfect not-skinny-but-not-too-wide-leg jeans with plenty of stretch. I went down a size, they run big.
ring necklace, so pretty for a gift!
always pan, SUPER popular this holiday season, it's a GREAT gift and seriously the best non-stick pan I've ever used. I'm ordering another one!
funnel neck sweatshirt - I love this one so much I own two! True to size.
Daphne coat - another item I love so much I own multiples, it's perfect over dressier clothes or even over athleisure looks to elevate them. I wear a size 2.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

wear to where: holiday parties!

 It's time to get festive and celebrate the holidays! From small gatherings to larger ones, whatever your holiday social calendar involves... it's time to celebrate! Today I pulled together a few holiday party looks that I hope you enjoy from quiet nights at home celebrating with the family to the annual White Elephant parties and everything in between after a year with no holiday celebrations it's a great time to dress up and celebrate!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

#ootd 79!

 Mood: Bright winter layers for all the holiday errands.

Monday, November 29, 2021

wardrobe staples on sale at Nordstrom!

Happy Cyber Monday! There are SO many good deals today... be sure to check out my huge Black Friday Sale round up HERE since many of those sales are still going on today. 

In honor of Cyber Monday I am rounding up the best basics from Nordstrom that are on sale today. There are SO many great wardrobe classics here. From a gorgeous cashmere sweater that would make a great gift or athleisure pieces like joggers and leggings and sneakers to the best winter pieces like boots or a puffer coat. Be sure to grab a few of my favorite bra - they are SO comfortable for everyday wear. The sales are plentiful and won't last long! 

black joggers, black puffer coat, black leggings, my favorite bra, slippers, TB sandals, v neck cashmere sweater, turtleneck cashmere sweater, beige button front cardigan, black hoodie cardigan, nike sneakers, white turtleneck sweater, sherpa boots, black purse

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Black Friday Sales pt. 3!

 Today I am rounding up MORE Black Friday sales AND I am putting all the previous deals all into one post to hopefully make this easier for you! With the sales dropping here and there instead of all on one day or two days like they used to it can be difficult to keep all the deals straight! Hopefully this will be much easier for you! Now let's get to the deals...

Equilibria has 30% off sitewide, plus you can stack my code: Jill.gottgleason (for new customers) for an additional 15% off. The new holiday gummy trio is my favorite!,

Beautycounter is sitewide 15% off with FREE SHIPPING over $50! If you haven't snagged any of their limited edition gift sets, the selection is great and they are selling out quickly! Or you can see my morning and evening skin care routine here.

J.Crew is 40% off sitewide! There are so many gorgeous sweaters and coats included in the sale! It's a great time to shop! Plus FREE SHIPPING today!

 Madewell is launching 30% off sitewide which is an amazing promo! To get their leather and denim at 30% off is super rare and a great time to stock up on their incredible deals. 

Old Navy has up to 50% off sitewide. It's a great time to stock up on holiday pjs and cozy sherpa jackets. 

Our Place is offering the Always Pan for under $100 for a limited time. This pan is literally life changing, haha! I bought one for my husband for Father's Day and he loves it and uses it pretty much everyday for eggs. I love it too and am going to order another one. This is a great gift for any home cook in your life!

J.Crew Factory has up to 50% off new arrivals and 50% off clearance... there are TONS of giftables like hats, scarves and other accessories plus tons of gorgeous wardrobe staples for holiday parties.

Nordstrom has some tons of markdowns for their early Black Friday deals including cashmere, shoes and lots of giftable items. Plus, always FREE shipping and returns!

Anthropologie has 30% off sitewide! I love to stock up on my favorite holiday candles for gifts and their gift section is unmatched for unique and beautiful gifts.

Aerie has up to 40% off sitewide. If you have a teen or tween or even college aged gal you are shopping for, this is a great gift option! My daughter loves their sweatshirts and leggings. And even I have to admit, I have a few of their sweatshirts and they are so dreamy!

Target has TONS of great deals from Apple EarPods to the Dyson vacuum (my lifesaver!) you can see all the deals here.

Everlane has select items up to 40% off! You can shop all the deals here...

Athleta has sitewide 20% off! I LOVE these leggings and their sleepwear is incredible and would make great gifts!

SOREL has select boots for the whole family on sale!

camel honeycomb knit sweater, faux fur lace up boots, pink cropped puffer, distressed jeans, light washed straight jeans, funnel neck tunic sweater, waffle knit pocket sweater, mini crossbody bag, black leggings, true & co bra, black quilted bag, Sorel wedge ankle boots

black ribbed turtleneck sweater, fair isle sweater, cable knit sweater, quilted coat, boiled wool topcoat, pom hat, waffle knit sweatshirt, half zip sherpa, oversized scarf, Apple EarPods, Frame TV (we love ours SO much!), jeans, ankle boots, necklace set

jeansleather totegrey cardigan sweater, holiday pj top & bottom, sherpa jacket, always pan, slipper socks, plaid scarf, doggie puffer coat, hooded coat

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

6 ways to style: plaid shirt!

 It's that FESTIVE time of year and I'm excited to bring you some great everyday looks that are perfect for dressing up or down for the holidays. Sometimes we need an extra special outfit for a celebration or event but other times we just want a little dash of plaid for our everyday looks to keep us in the holiday spirit. Whatever you prefer I have a look just for you! From distressed jeans to winter whites to a twirly skirt I have it all for you today! Let's take a look at the outfits...

Oh, but first let's chat this plaid shirt. It's the perfect classic plaid and nice and crisp. I went with a size 4, fits like a small.

Outfit 1 (above)
This plaid shirt is great for layering for just a pop of plaid. I love it with a half zip sweater for a cozy everyday look. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), sweater, jeans, boots

Outfit 2 (above)
I can never resist a little winter white this time of year. It's just so pretty and these jeans are the perfect creamy white. Paired with a sweater around the shoulders this is a preppy and festive look for a casual get together.
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans (similar, original color "vintage canvas" is sold out), sweater, mules

Outfit 3 (above)
Looking for a simple everyday look that's casual but festive? Loafers, distressed jeans and a cardigan are perfect for everyday wear with plaid.
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, loafers, cardigan

Outfit 4 (above)
Super cozy AND festive this sherpa paired with boots is the perfect winter outfit for December!
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, boots, sherpa, hat

Outfit 5 (above)
Perfect for the office or a holiday happy hour I love pairing a sweater blazer with black jeans for a sleek and classic holiday outfit. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, sweater blazer (runs big, go down one size), flats

Outfit 6 (above)
Dress a plaid shirt up for a holiday part with a pleated skirt! It's so easy and fun to wear and this outfit comes together in a snap. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I'm in a size 4, fits like a small), similar skirt, heels

Monday, November 22, 2021

holiday party prep!

It's holiday party season BEFORE we know it! I just realized I need to get a move on it with planning my outfits for a few holiday parties I have coming up and I thought maybe you are in the same situation! Today I rounded up some fun sweaters, shoes and all around festive finds for all your holiday parties. Whether you've got something fancier (this skirt and plaid top would be very fun and festive) or something more casual (jeans, this sweater and these plaid loafers are perfect) I hope you find some holiday party inspiration here!

Friday, November 19, 2021

coat check for winter with Nordstrom!

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Do I own a lot of coats? Yes. Will it ever be enough? No. Living through Michigan winters has made me an expert in the coat department. I know a good one when I see it and I like to have plenty of options on hand! From now until spring coats are essentially my 'outfit' when I leave the house, so I like to have some beautiful and very functional options on hand. Today I'm partnering with Nordstrom to feature some of the gorgeous coats they are stocking for fall and winter. From a practical quilted puffer coat to a beautiful wool-blend herringbone coatNordstrom has an incredible selection of coats for women this season. 

This quilted puffer coat is perfect for casual mom-on-the-go days over sweaters or sweatshirts. It's lightweight but warm, so it's perfect for layering. I love it with jeans and sneakers for holiday errands but it would also work over leggings for post-workout too. Plus, it has fleece lined pockets for those extra chilly days.  This wool-blend herringbone coat is SO gorgeous in person! It's a nice weight and is super cozy while still being really pulled together. It's great for the office, holiday celebrations or to be honest, throwing over leggings and a sweatshirt for a refined athleisure look.

I love shopping Nordstrom because they make it so easy with services like Reserve Online, Try in Store or their Curbside pickup or their always FREE shipping and returns. They make it so easy to find the best pieces for my closet and great gifts for the holiday season. On top of all that their selection is incredible... I rounded up TONS more coats below for more shopping inspiration! Nordstrom has everything you need to keep warm and stylish this winter season.

(above) quilted puffer coat (I went down a size to XS), sweaterjeans, sneakers, bag, sunglasses

(above) wool-blend herringbone coat (runs very big, I went down 2 sizes), sweater, jeans, loafers, similar bag, sunglasses


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