Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Sale of the Week: Black Friday Picks



Monday, November 21, 2022

Sale of the Week: Black Friday & Cyber Week Sales

 Happy almost Thanksgiving! It seems brands are starting sales earlier and earlier this year. Which I don't blame them because it is going to take a minute for all of these things to ship! But that means we can hopefully holiday shop before we even eat turkey this week. I will be updating this post all week with new sales and deals. Lots of things on sale and it is very overwhelming, so I am trying to share only the best of the best and things I am actually personally shopping. There are also a lot of things on sale from my wedding that I wanted to share in case you are a 2023 or even 2024 bride. It is never too early to start stocking up on things for your wedding. 

Anything marked with a * indicates it is a small business! 


LOVESHACKFANCY | Extra 25% off sale, up to 75% off 

*QUEEN OF SPARKLES | Waiting on sale details.

*PANTS STORE | Sale will be on 11/25 Black Friday and 11/28 Cyber Monday.

BUDDY LOVE | Expecting a 40% off sale for Black Friday.

BAUBLEBAR | 30% off Disney items + exclusive Black Friday promo items. 

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU | 10-30% off! Buy more save more.

SUSAN SHAW | 15% off orders $60+, 30% off orders $120+ 


SARAH FLINT | Buy more save more sale! Use code HOLIDAY-FLINTFAMILY at checkout. You can always use my code SARAHFLINT-BAMIRANDAP if this is your first-time purchase! 

*DUDLEY STEPHENS | My favorite fleece popovers. I wear them for travel all the time! 40% off entire site with code DSDELIGHT. 

J. CREW | 50% off your purchase with code SHOPEARLY

J. CREW FACTORY | 50% off sale, extra 15% off 3+ accessories, and other deals throughout the week. 

KATE SPADE | Up to 50% off with code BFPREVIEW

NORDSTROM | Wide variety of deals and sales all week. 

BLOOMINGDALES | $25 off every $100 you spend. Get an extra $10 off with code EXTRA10

SHOPBOP | 25% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY

SHOPDISNEY | Sales sitewide!


JENNIFER BEHR | My wedding headband is 30% off $150 or more + other gorgeous accessories for your wedding or for special events 

*UNTAMED PETALS | My rehearsal dinner dress was from there + my mom's earrings she wore to the wedding. Extra 40% off sale with code FINAL40.

BELLA BELLE | My wedding heels will be discounted this week! 

THE MRS BOX | Last year I got my ring box for 20% off on Black Friday! I suspect the same deal this year so keep an eye on it. 

BHLDN | My bridal shower dress I got last Black Friday for my shower! Perfect time to find a great dress or piece for your wedding early. Waiting for sale details. 

*WEDDING FAVORITES | My denim MRS WEILAND jacket is from wedding favorites! Got on sale last year + a lot of my bridesmaid proposal gifts were from here. 

*SJ BAILEY CO | These earrings would be gorgeous as bridesmaid gifts or MOB/ MOG gifts. Use code BLACKFRIDAY for 30% off. 

Keep checking back for more sale finds and deals! I will update this post all week. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sew Engaged: Rehearsal Dinner OOTN


Having a Carrie Bradshaw moment! This dress was the perfect dress for my rehearsal dinner. I wanted to wear something super fun and this was the perfect dress. Everyone in the restaurant couldn't decide if I was going to prom or a bride but I genuinely didn't care. My advice: wear the dress! 

I found the cutest Amazon heels that were super affordable. They are a dupe for the Jimmy Choo heels that I for sure could not afford. Not going to lie they were not the most comfortable things on the planet, but we must sacrifice for the look. The bows were super fun and I opted for the blue color for something blue. They have a bunch of other colors available as well!

Accessories wise I of course had to wear my go-to Lele Sadoughi headband. This headband goes with legit everything. If you are a bride I highly recommend a fun Lele Sadoughi headband to complete your bridal looks. Plus you can wear it after the wedding as well. I wore this headband to my bridal shower + my rehearsal dinner. In addition I wore these fun drop pearl earrings. To create a waist line in the dress I added a satin belt from Amazon. It was super affordable but made a big impact on the dress. You could also make your own belt, but I did not have time for that lol!

Where it's from: 
Belt: Amazon 
Shoes: Amazon 
Headband: Lele Sadoughi 
Earrings: Nicola Bathie for Dillards 

More wedding content to come! I am playing catch up. Better 6 months late than never. 

Stoney Clover Lane x Juicy Couture

The Juicy Couture x Stoney Clover Lane collaboration of my dreams is now live! I only picked up the fanny pack for now but I may go back for things later. For sure added a few of these pieces to my Christmas list. They are just too cute and iconic. I was a HUGE Juicy Couture fan when I was in middle school and high school. I had everything Juicy from track suits, bags, jewelry, to even my school binder. I had a feeling this collab was coming because Juicy has been collaborating with other brands like Urban Outfitters and Emi Jay. Now we get to re-live our Y2K Juicy dreams! 

What are you picking up from the collection? Let me know! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Weiland Wedding: My Wedding Florals


Flowers were one of my top priorities at my wedding. Well, let's be honest everything was a top priority. But, flowers were so important to me! My biggest ask was for peonies. Peonies are my favorite flower, also Blair Waldorf's if you were wondering. So I knew I had to incorporate them into my wedding. That is where my May wedding date came from. Peony season is May-June so I knew that was the best time to get married. Also I think my aesthetic lends to a spring wedding.

I wanted garden inspired vibes for my bouquet. Something that felt organic and had movement. Personally I am not a big fan of the super tight shaped bouquets. I asked for roses, peonies, paired with other blush and white blooms. Then of course some greenery! When it came to size I wanted it to be big but not overpowering. I'm 5ft after all so it couldn't be giant! To complete the bouquet I wanted a light blush ribbon tied around it. This really added a special touch to the whole bouquet look. My florist Willrette Flower Co. totally nailed my vision. I interviewed about 5-6 florists and Willrette totally understood what I was going for. It was a no brainer to work with them. 


For the ceremony I didn't want something too aggressive. Our venue was gorgeous on its own but I did want some florals incorporated. We decided on these floral columns that we then moved to the reception space to frame the head table. I 10/10 recommend something like this that can be repurposed later in the evening. It not only saves money, but they were so pretty I'm glad we got to enjoy them all night! The columns were mainly greenery, roses, and baby's breath. But, they also included some other white and blush blooms. 

For our head table we used a mix of baby's breath puffs and bud vases. Then of course we used my bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets on the table as well. Re-using the bouquets as center pieces was also a no brainer for me. With the columns behind us it made for the perfect head table! 

Then our gorgeous staircase! Often times at our venue people put a ton of flowers on the staircase. But that first of all costs a lot of money + I liked the more simplistic look. The stairs are so pretty on their own they don't need much to dress them up! So we stuck with greenery and a lot of candles. They event added a little bit of baby's breath at the bottom. 

Centerpiece wise we had two different styles. The first was this gold compote vase with flowers incorporated into the rest of the florals. I personally don't love tall center pieces so we stuck with ones that were lower. Then we also did an arrangement of small bud vases with candles. Bud vase arrangements are a great cost effective center piece, that still incorporates flowers! 

Here is a general overview of the reception space with the florals. The room is gorgeous on its own so I knew we didn't have to go overkill with giant centerpieces. I loved how the tables turned out and I think everything was tied together perfectly. 

Willrette Flower Co. surprised me with this little baby's breath installation on the fireplace in the reception space! I loved it so much. Might I just add I had come up with the baby's breath idea before it was a big trend LOL. But regardless I loved how our baby's breath turned out. We did sprayed baby's breath so it gave an ombre effect from white to pink. I saw the idea on Pinterest and knew I had to incorporate it. 

Then probably my favorite part was this baby's breath fountain! It was something so simple but I was the most excited for it. We again did the sprayed baby's breath so it gave it that ombre look. Then we had our monogram projected onto the wall right above it. This was in the dance floor area and it made for the perfect backdrop for the evening. 

A major shout out to Willrette Flower Co. for our gorgeous flowers. If you are in the Chicagoland area I can't recommend them enough. They totally understood my vision and it turned out better then I ever could have imagined! As always the rest of my vendors are linked below! 

Hair and Makeup: Tamara Hair & Makeup 
Bride Dress: Bella Bianca, Haley Paige 
Bride Earrings: Loren Hope 
Bride Headband: Jennifer Behr 
Shoes: Bella Belle 
Photographer: Ben Ramos Photography
Invitations: Empress Stationery
Videographer: Flabio Doci
Orchestra: Innocenti Strings

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sew Cute Holiday: Beauty Wishlist & Gift Guide


The Sephora Beauty sale is almost here for VIB members! I wanted to share things currently on my beauty wishlist. I have been dying for this One Size Mickey powder puff. How cute would this be to use at Disney? Or just everyday life to be honest. I've been loving my Dior Lip Oil in berry that I am eyeing it in other colors now. It really hydrates my lips but also gives a great color and shine. There are a few Rare Beauty sets I am eyeing as well. Everything I've tried from Rare Beauty I love so far. Their liquid blushes are next level. 

Be sure to shop the Sephora sale! The sale starts for VIB's on 11/1. What will you be picking up? 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Stoney Clover Saturday: One Day Sale! 25% off Stoney Clover


Stoney Clover Lane Saturday Sale is almost here! October 29th almost the entire Stoney Clover Lane website will be 25% off. This is their one and only site wide sale for the entire year. So if you have been eyeing something now is the time to purchase! Currently on my wishlist is the items listed above. I sat out of a lot of collections this fall, so I may or may not pick up some things that I missed during the sale. My number one item is the mini keychain wallet in flamingo. I bought a patch to go with it already so now I just need the wallet! + I have a little flamingo moment planned for my next Disney trip in March. I am also eyeing a scrunch bag because I don't have one yet. 

Below are all the SCL items I have been using a lot recently! Mostly the Disney Princess collection, which is included in the sale for the first time ever!!! This is a great time to pick up any Disney items you are looking at. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration on what to pick up!


My classic backpack is one of my favorite items to use at Disney! I paired it with the large Mickey & Minnie patches. My fanny pack is a Nashville exclusive, but you can re-create this look with a classic fanny pack. The MRS patches are flamingo glitter varsity letter patches! 


The cutest Aurora scrunchie! I always wear the scrunchies at Disney to tie back my hair during rides. 


Some of my favorite items to use at Disney! Classic backpack, a small pouch for essentials, and a mini pouch for must haves. 


I use my duffle bag almost every time I travel. It fits under most seats on an airplane as a personal item. I fly Southwest and I have never had an issue! It fits so much. Usually I put 1 large pouch, 1-2 smalls, my laptop, ipad, and other essentials. The luggage tags are underrated! They would make a great gift and are perfect for any bag or suitcase. 


I use the large pouch to hold Minnie ears during Disney trips. Also love using the large pouches to hold my Dyson Airwrap for travel or my headbands/ other hair accessories. Mini pouches I always use to keep essentials for the plane to have for easy access. 

How I pack my toiletries! I use a large pouch with 2 clear travel pouches inside for shampoo, body wash, etc. Then for my makeup I use a textured open top case. It has a mirror which is helpful for doing makeup in a hotel. Then I use a pencil case for my toothbrush and toothpaste. 

Answering some some commonly asked questions I get! 

Q: What item do you get the most use of if you could only have ONE thing? 
A: My most used pouch is the mini by far. It is great for everyday use or travel. Everyday you can use it in your work bag, purse, tote, school bag, gym bag, whatever you are using! I have a mini pouch for daily use to keep things like tissues, lipstick, lip balm, medicine, and other essentials. I also have a mini pouch that I use on the plane to keep all my plane essentials. When I get to my seat I take out the plane pouch and put it in the seat pocket. That way I don't have to dig through my bag to get things while on board! Also, the mini is one of the more affordable pouches. So I think it is a great place to start in general! 

Q: What are your favorite SCL core colors? 
A: Flamingo, grape, and sand. Also like lilac! 

Q: What are your favorite patches? 

Q: Best SCL item to give as a gift? 
A: Okay so I'm going to answer this in multiple parts because why not! Best stocking stuffer I would say is the luggage tag. I think the luggage tag anyone can use. Would make a great affordable gift, they are cute plain or with a patch, and can go with any bag or suitcase someone may already own! Best overall gift I would say is the small pouch. It is a happy medium between mini and large and is a good starter item for someone new or for someone who has a collection! Can be used for lots of different reasons. For someone on a budget I would say the clear travel pouch is also a good option! They are super cute plain and $34 so under $40!

Q: Is it worth the price? What sets it apart? 
A: Here is my thing with Stoney Clover, the quality is amazing! I've had a billion makeup bags prior to really investing in Stoney Clover. They last you a year, they get all gross, then you throw them away and go get another one. I've had some of my Stoney Clover Lane bags/ pouches for 4 years and I still use them! If they are dirty you can wipe them down, the zippers are AMAZING, and overall they just hold up very well.  Prior to SCL I used a Vera Bradley makeup bag and it got so ratchet so quick. But, my SCL bags have held up. I have to mention that I travel A LOT. Normally I travel probably every other week for work and take a personal trip or vacation every three months. So my price per use is much lower. If you travel once every 5 years it may not be worth it. For my case I am constantly traveling, packing, and I have to be organized or I'm a mess! That is also another way I think it is worth the price. Again if you don't travel a ton that may be different for you personally! Also want to mention I never recommend buying something you can't afford. No matter what it is! At the end of the day none of us NEED these pouches. They are fun and help keep us organized but not a necessity. If you are on a budget I suggest starting with a clear travel pouch. It is their most affordable pouch and can be used a ton of different ways! Start there and see if you like the brand then go from there! 

Q: Worried that things will sell out while I shop... any strategy you recommend for shopping? 
A: Last year I believe they "shut the site down" right before the sale launched. But, I would make sure you know EXACTLY what you want going into the sale. Place any items you want in the cart the day before the sale in case your cart will still be there! I honestly don't know if it will but worth the try. Create a Stoney Clover account ahead of time and put in your shipping and billing info for easy checkout. I would also plan on shopping the sale right when it opens (they have not released this time yet!). The earlier you shop the better. If you want items from limited edition collections I'd focus on those first. Core items are less likely to sell out, but still possible. Popular colors I feel like are: sand, noir, flamingo, grape, etc. So if you want those colors I'd also focus on those! If you are SUPER worried I would place two orders. Get your must haves in the first order then go back for more if needed. Obviously you will have to pay the shipping twice but that's a call to make on your end!  

Q: What SCL do you find yourself using the most?
A: I semi answered this already but my top used SCL items are: mini pouch, tote bag, fanny pack, and the clear travel pouch. I used my fanny a TON in the summer and at Disney. It'll be harder to use now that I have to wear a giant parka. I use the tote bag to bring mail to the post office, if I have to run an errand, or for overnight trips! Mini pouch and clear travel pouch I use every time I travel. I have two travel pouches one for toiletries and one for makeup. Then the mini pouches I kind of already explained! But I'd say right now I use those four items the most. It is kind of always changing though! 

Q: I'm new to SCL! What would you recommend for a first time buyer? 
A: This is hard to answer but I can walk you through my progression! 

 1) Start out with mini pouch and small pouch to start. Those were my first two! To save money start without any patches. You can always add patches. But, saving on the embroidery is helpful to keep the cost down. You can also buy patches and glue them on yourself to save money. 
            2) Next I'd recommend the clear pouches like the travel pouch from terry (there is minimal stock left in those though). I reach for those A LOT while traveling now. 
            3) From there I'd go to either fanny pack or large pouch. I use my fanny A LOT but I feel like that is more personal if you like fanny packs or not. The large is good for a big makeup bag to hold everything. But I find the small and a clear travel can also do the trick. 

As a first time buyer I would say you can skip the flat pouches and backpacks. I don't use those as much. I have a lot of old flat pouches I hardly use but I am a hoarder and probably won't ever get rid of them! I think the backpacks are cute but not a NEED in my opinion when first starting out. Unless you really need a backpack for something! I do love the duffles though but they can get pricy. So to summarize my top recommendations for new buyers are mini and small pouches.

Happy shopping everyone! Feel free to DM me on Instagram! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

OOTD: Fall Nap Dress


Fall is in the air! I took a trip to the Morton Arboretum to enjoy the fall leaves and it did not disappoint. Naturally I had to wear a Hill House Home nap dress for the occasion. This dress is from last year, but it is still one of my favorites. 

To keep warm I layered the dress with a turtleneck bodysuit, tights, and a Barbour wax jacket. The Hill House bodysuit is my favorite because it pairs perfectly with the dresses. Layering is key in the Midwest to extend the wear of my dresses. Plus so I don't freeze! 

My accessories include my trusty Louis Vuitton Speedy. To me this bag is a classic and will never go out of style. It is one of my go-to designer bags. Then of course no look is complete without a Lele Sadoughi headband. This pink bow style is one of my favorites right now. Somehow it goes with everything! 

Where it's from: 
Dress: Hill House Home (similar)
Turtleneck: Hill House Home
Jacket: Barbour 
Boots: Aquatalia (similar)
Headband: Lele Sadoughi
Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 

Have you been able to enjoy the fall leaves this season? Let me know in the comments!