Steal Cognac-olia

December 1, 2014


Good morning! Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and cherished time with family members or friends. I enjoyed time with my family members Wednesday night (read that post here) and then with my in-laws on Thursday. I have so much to be thankful for and sometimes I take it for granted as I mention in this post here.
On Thursday night my sister Annalise and I hit up our local mall for some shopping. A thing I have learned while going Black Friday shopping is to have a plan and budget for shopping. I budgeted $50 and stayed reasonably in it going out of it by $8. I knew I wanted some new fall riding boots, leggings and winter tops and I found these along with a maxi dress and some cheap bangled bracelets and tees for the hubby.

I scored these amazing cognac boots for $19.99 (originally $90) at Belk for their HUGE boot sale and let me tell you this has got to be the best deal scored in months. These leggings and long sleeved tee were also super sweet deals as well.

Recently I won this Swarovski and pearl necklace from a lovely etsy shop called Designs By Stacy Lee and have worn it a lot (see post here that it was worn in as well). It is just perfect in length and weight and goes well with holiday wear this season. I felt it went well with the navy blues and cognac browns. You can find a similar necklace to it here on her shop.
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Besides the fun shopping and steals I scored my hubby gave me a whole Thursday night of shopping and a house to myself to do whatever I wanted (while he and the kids spent the night at his parents). I ended up shopping til 11:30pm then came home and went to bed around 12:30 and slept til 9:30 am on Friday. I got to spend some time Friday going and sitting in a coffee shop ALONE, grocery shop and have these pictures done. I enjoyed every moment of it. Let’s just say my hubby got the best hubby award.

How was your thanksgiving? What kinds of deals or steals did you find?

Come back tomorrow for a fun giveaway I am co-hosting and for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up and to see which 5 ladies are featured.

Outfit details: Boots: Rampage (Belk-$19.99 black Friday sale, originally $90)//Cardigan-Michael Michael Kors (gift, thrifted)//Leggings: Charlotte Russe: $6 (originally $12) Shirt:Old Navy ($4 black Friday sale, originally $10.50)//Necklace: Via Designs by Stacy Lee etsy shop//Purse: Michael Kors (gift).

Rachel xo
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  • Shannon December 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    So pretty! Love that sleeveless cardigan! You layered it perfectly!

    <3 Shannon

  • Posh Prime December 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I love all of this brown! You styled this vest so well! Great outfit!

  • My Rose Colored Shades December 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Love the long cardigan and those boots are amazing. What a steal! Have a great week, Rachel! ~Cynthia

  • Shauna December 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The necklace is so different and fun! I love those colors together too..


  • Whitney 'Nic' James December 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Love that necklace, Rachel. Great boots too!


  • Becky @ bybmg December 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Yay for new boots! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Great photos!

  • Stacy December 1, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I loooove the navy/brown combo! Great styling! Granted I may be a bit bias but that necklace goes just perfect! Thanks for the feature!!

  • Maria December 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Sounds like you scored some awesome deals! I’m really loving the navy and brown together! It all looks lovely together (and comfy!) 🙂

  • kerisnyder2014 December 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Great outfit! Love the boots and the necklace

  • Jennie December 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Love, love. love your long cardigan! What an amazing deal on those perfect boots. You look great!

  • eirinipapadopoulou December 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    love the sweater! so cozy and perfect for this weather!

  • Ginny December 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    What a deal on the boots! Gotta love a sale 🙂

  • Lauren December 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    WOW! I can’t believe the deal you got on those boots! Lucky you!

  • Carrie (@CurlyCraftyMom) December 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Ok, forget the shopping… a house to yourself to sleep in and do whatever you want in?!!! That is one awesome husband you have there! I really love the coloring of that necklace you won from the Etsy shop. Cute and warm outfit and $20 is a steal on riding boots! I got a pair for what I thought was a good deal of $40 at Gap Outlet… but $20 is even better and they are darling on ya!

  • jeffriestyke December 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    What a fun post and you picked some of my favorite bloggers! I love how you belted your sweater!! Looks great!! Susan

  • Amber December 3, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Those boots are so so pretty!! What a great deal!! How awesome that you got some alone time. I bet you felt so refreshed and recharged after shopping, sleeping and coffee!!!

    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss

  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all December 4, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Wow! I need to go shopping with you! It sounds like you had a very successful shopping trip! I LOVE your boots! I can;t believe that you picked them up for under $20!!!! Thanks for sharing and for joining Celebrate Southern this week! Cheers! xoxo

  • Tif December 4, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Awesome deal on those boots!!! I love the way you put everything together!!!

  • Susan @ 2 cats & chloe December 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Such a great look! Love that sweater and those boots!! Pinning this now to the official Celebrate Southern Pin Board! Cheers!