A Holiday Skirt & Black Friday Sales

Gold is one of my favorite metallics, and this gold midi skirt is an absolute bargain for around $14 (and has an elastic waistband--ha!) and makes for a jazzy holiday skirt that's also super versatile -- it also comes in silver. Because it is such a statement piece, I paired it with black opaque tights, a black Uniqlo turtleneck, black Dolce Vita suede boots, and a tough leather belt with coordinating gold details, to make it more wearable for daytime. This skirt could easily be dressed up with a lace top worn under a tuxedo jacket, some strappy heels or pointy toe booties, and gold jewelry. Though I would stick to a monochromatic look with a bold skirt, play around with different color families, like grey, taupe, cream, and navy blue. 




I love a good bargain, and since I'm not a fan of shopping in crazy crowds, I prefer to hunt for deals online. This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, I have amazing coupon codes to share with you as you browse the web, in hopes you might find some great pieces for yourself, or possible gifts for your loved ones. Also, click over to my SHOP FASHION | SHOP BEAUTY | SHOP LIVING | & SHOP FAMILY pages to see new items that would make great gifts (from you, to you, or for your holiday shopping list). Here's the roundup: 

AMAZON: New deals going up every day, some, every 5 minutes, to save up to 60% off everything under the sun! 

ASOS: Starting 11/24-11/29 get 20% off Sitewide with code: GOGOGO // And, 30% off Sitewide with code: THANKFUL30

BAUBLEBAR: Starting 11/25 – 11/27 get 30% off purchases with code: THANKS30 // And, 25% off 1 item with code: SAVE25 // And, 35% off 2 items or more with code: SAVE35

GAP: Through 11/26 get 50% off everything sitewide with code: TGIF50

H&M: Through 11/28 Free shipping with code: 0319 and loads of items on major sale, some even 50% off

MINTED: Through 11/27 get 15% off no minimum, 20% off $150+ on holiday items (like personalized cards!) with code: BF2016 // And, through 11/28 get 20% off $150+ on holiday, wedding, and all gifts with code: BF2017

NORDSTROM: Take an extra 20% off sale!

SHOPBOP: Through 11/28 Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with code: GOBIG16

UNIQLO: Get $15 off $150, $30 off $200, $50 off $300 & all orders are free shipping, no minimum with code: THANKS

Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.