Did everyone have a good Christmas? I had two Friendsmis’s this year in the city (last year I was skiing in the mountains in Oregon with my dad). It was my first year in the city and I loved it. It’s such a magical time of year in New York before it starts to get really really cold! One of my friends cooked and I made brussel sprouts, a festive salad and cranberry sauce. I have been rounding up the top sales to check out and promo codes so you can score this tomorrow on all the after Christmas sales – all from the comfort of your home! The best way to tackle this National Shopping Holiday in my book! And many of them are starting tonight! Happy Shopping!
ROUND UP OF AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES
AMAZON | Black Friday week + free shipping
ANN TAYLOR | 50% off everything with code GOPINK
ASOS | 30% off with code EPIC30 + free shipping
BANANA REPUBLIC | 50% off everything
BAUBLE BAR | 35% off everything with code VIP35
BLOOMINGDALES | 15% off $150 or more
EXPRESS | 50% off everything + free shipping
GOODNIGHT MACAROON | 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2017
ILY COUTURE | 30% off with code FRIDAY
J.CREW | 40% off + free shipping with code THANKU
KATE SPADE | 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY
LAST CALL | Up to 80% off + free shipping
LOFT | 50% off everything with code FRIYAY + free shipping
MACY’S | Extra 20% off with code HURRY + free shipping
MADEWELL | 25% off with code DONTSTRESS
NEIMAN MARCUS | $50 off your purchase of $200 or more with code THANKFUL
NORDSTROM | Save up to 50% now through January 2nd
OLD NAVY | Up to 75% off
REVOLVE | Shop new arrivals
SHOPBOP | 20% off your purchase of $200 or more + free shipping with code MORE17
SOLE SOCIETY | 30% of hand bags and shoes
T3 MICRO | 25% off with code FRIDAY17
TORY BURCH | 30% off with code THANKS + free shipping
I shot these pics on my girlfriends rooftop. She makes me miss having amenities SO MUCH!! I now live in the West Village and while I LOVE my neighborhood, I miss having amenities. When you live in a shoe box (mine is slightly larger than my size 6 haha), you want more common spaces. I have previously lived on the upper west side and in Chelsea. In Chelsea I was spoiled with views of the Hudson River, the Highligh Park and three rooftop decks with cabanas and GRASS! It even had a 16 person outdoor table that I reserved to host my friends.
Now I have nothing, (cue the crying face emoji), no rooftops, no gym, no pool, not even laundry in my building! But I live close to EVERYTHING including some of the best restaurants and things to do in NYC. So I guess I have to decide whats more important to me ultimately. Just seeing my girlfriends new place made me miss having amenities so much! Can ya’ll relate??
This scarf cracks me up because I see it literally on every girl everyday in New York! Every girl has this scarf so if you already do please tell me. It is super good quality, super warm and has so many colors in it that it goes with everything! I have had it on repeat since I got it a week ago! Check back in a few hours for my after Christmas sales post!
WHEN I KNEW IT WAS TIME TO PUT MY DOG DOWN
Ernie went to heaven on Sunday so I wanted to honor him. He was such a sweet boy and was with me for many apartment moves, he lived in 4 states and had many ‘dads’ (ex boyfriends haha). When he was young he loved to chase kitties and play with one toy, his ball. It’s the only toy he ever liked and his sister liked every toy. It was a cheetah print squeaky toy and he loved to parade around with it when he greeted me when I’d come home. He was always on the lazy side.. he loved to sleep and find creative resting places and sneak his way into my instagram photos. These pictures make me happy and sad as he lived a great life, but he looked much worse in his final days (I’ll spare you the pictures).
It’s hard to talk about it but on Sunday I made the decision to put my dog down. I read so many articles about when to know when ‘it’s time.’ And every article I read said it’s better to do it one day too soon rather than one day too late. To have them suffer in pain. He was 13, almost blind and deaf, he no longer greeted me when I came home (which killed me, as all dogs do). He always had a little selective hearing (as all men do haha) but it just got worse with age. I’d ask him in my high pitched voice “Ernie, do you want to go for a walk?” and he’d have no response. He no longer wanted his ball, couldn’t go up or down stairs and would get disoriented on walks; I’d have to pick him up on walks when he was in the middle of the street and would refuse to walk. He’d run into furniture, stare at walls and sleep all day. Then it got worse. He developed Alopecia and I could tell it really bothered him. His hair started to fall out, his pink skin started to turn black and he’d lick it non-stop. Medicine and extra love didn’t seem to help. His mouth foamed after eating and he’d puke soon after.
I thought.. do I keep him alive for me or let him suffer longer. His joys from his youth he was no longer interested in and I knew it was his time, time to put my dog down. This is a terrible decision for anyone to have to face, but now he is free from his body holding him back and he can again case kitties in heaven.