The Lazy Girl’s Black Friday Sale Guide

It is that time of year again, where our credit cards get maxed out because we just can’t contain ourselves shopping all of the cute things on sale. I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to Black Friday I usually get super overwhelmed knowing what sales are even happening and lazy to research them all. So, I saved you guys some time and created a Black Friday sale guide that has ALL of the sales, codes and date info happening on your favourite online shopping destinations. And let me tell you, there are some BOMB sales happening!

Black Friday Shopping Guide

Also, to help you get started, I created a YouTube video with all my favourite fashion pieces & links to shop (including the pieces in this outfit above!) for you guys to watch out for while Black Friday shopping! You can check it out here.

Urban Planet: 40% off online & storewide

ZARA: 30% off EVERYTHING (Starting Nov. 23rd at 8pm)

Topshop: Up to 50% select styles & Free Worldwide Shipping (Until Nov. 27th)

Ardene: Up to 50% off & Free Shipping

Shopbop: 75% off sale items, up to 30% off regular priced items
Code: MORE17 (Until Nov. 26th)

NAKD: 30% off all regular priced items
Code: BLACKWEEK

BOOHOO: 60% off EVERYTHING
Code: BOOM (Until 11:59pm Nov.23rd)

Glamorous: 30% off EVERYTHING
Code: BLACK30

Missy Empire: 30% off EVERYTHING
Code: LIT (Ends Nov. 24th)

REVOLVE:  Up to 50% off & Free international shipping of orders over $100

ASOS: 30% off EVERYTHING & Free shipping to Canada
Code: EPIC30

MISSGUIDED: 50% off EVERYTHING excluding sale items and Carli Bybel x Missguided collection (Ends Nov. 26th)

Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off EVERYTHING & Free worldwide shipping of orders over $50! (In stores & online- ends at 7am ET online Nov. 25th)

Pretty Little Thing: Pre Black Friday (Ends Nov. 23rd 11:59pm) Up to 50% off EVERYTHING & Free Shipping

Lulus: Up to 90% off EVERYTHING!
Code: BestFriday

ROMWE: Up to 90% off and Free Shipping of orders over $69 US/ $89 CDN

Hope you guys enjoyed my lazy girl Black Friday sale Guide! Happy shopping xx

MUST HAVE PURCHASES FOR BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY

This week I have created a video to help get you guys prepped for the madness that is Black Friday & Cyber Monday! I compiled some of my must have purchases for Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Basically, some of my favourite items from the past couple months, which you guys have shown lots of love on my instagram #ootd’s as well.

I hope this can help inspire some of your purchases this week while also getting some amazing deals on them!

P.S. you can find links to all of the items that I have shown in the bio of the video so you can check for sales on each of them!

Enjoy xx

GRWM! My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey guys!

Decided to make a video showing you guys the products I use for my everyday makeup routine. It is a very simple and natural look, super easy for you guys to re-create in your own way 🙂 Hope you enjoy xx

I apologize if you can’t see the detail of the look as much as you would like to, I need to invest in a better camera with auto-focus :):) But, hope you guys enjoy seeing what products I use & how I use them…

* All the products are linked in the bio of the video for you guys to check out *

The Must Have Outfit for This Fall Season

I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as October 1st hits, I am Fall READY (even though I was ordering Pumpkin Spice Latte’s like a month ago #noshame). I know it’s so basic to say, but I really do love Fall, sipping on warm drinks, and of course, Fall fashion! I was super excited to partner with Ardene to create a super trendy Fall look (for under $100) paired with some other pieces I had in my closet! I am constantly keeping on the lookout for what the upcoming trends are, and being able to find affordable versions of them is a major plus. So, keep reading for what pieces you need for this must have outfit for this Fall season!

The Must Have Outfit for This Fall Season:

The Must Have Outfit For This Fall Season

1. Fuzzy Purse:
I have been seeing these purses EVERYWHERE! I am actually obsessed and want one in every colour. It is such a perfect Fall accessory and luckily, Ardene also has it in grey (I had the toughest time deciding between the two). I am anticipating this to be a major trend for Fall so definitely go grab yours ASAP! Shop a similar fur purse from Ardene here.

The Must Have Outfit For This Fall Season

2. Star Sweater:
So, I have been obsessed with star details on clothing for a while now, and I am seeing it pop up all over stores right now! It is such a fun print and paired on a cozy sweater, what more could you ask for? Thank you, Ardene, I am probably going to be living in this sweater this month! Shop more star detailed items from Ardene here.

The Must Have Outfit For This Fall Season

3. Suede Runners:
My go-to type of shoe is always a cute running shoe. When I am on the go, they are definitely the most comfortable and make every outfit into a casual street-style look! What I love most about them is the suede material, which is perfect for Fall! Shop these suede runners from Ardene here.

4. Pearl Details:
Pearl embellishments are ALL OVER the instagram feeds right now. I got these jeans with the perfect hint of pearl details at the bottom hem of the jeans! Too cute! Shop all things pearl and denim here.

The Must Have Outfit For This Fall Season

5. Cadet Hat:
Now this is 100% a must-have accessory for Fall! I am sure you have seen it all over instagram and is a trend I had to hop on! It is perfect for when you have those bad hair days but still want to look cute. Just throw this on and I swear your outfit is instantly trendy and Fall ready! Shop the cadet hat here.

The Must Have Outfit For This Fall Season

Hope you guys enjoyed this post all about the must have outfit for this Fall season! One of my fav topics to write about is upcoming trends because I am literally always looking for what’s next! Leave comments below about which item is YOUR Fall fav! xo

HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

This week I am answering a question that is asked a TON and am super excited to share all of my “secrets” for how I edit my instagram photos in 3 MINUTES! A lot of you ask mainly how I get my photos to look so grey and how my feed looks so consistent. Well, I am here to spill all of the juicy details.

Now that I have started up my youtube channel again, I created an easy to follow video, where you guys can follow along with me while I edit one of my photos.

In the video, I show three apps, including: Facetune ($2.99), VSCO (free, but I purchased the ‘A’ series filters for $2.99) and UNUM (free). Below, I will have detailed each of the steps for you guys to reference, but for now, take a quick watch of the video on how I edit my instagram photos:

STEPS:

1. Open up the Facetune app to use the “whiten” tool.
This app is a legit life-saver (I promise you it is worth the $2.99)! Anyone I know who uses this app says the same thing. There are so many different tools that a lot of other editing apps don’t have. The main one is the “whiten” tool, which I use on every single photo and is the bread to my butter for how I edit my instagram photos. All you do is rub the areas that you want to make “whiter” and viola! This is how you achieve the “grey” look that many of you guys ask me about!

2. Use the “erase” tool to be more precise with your “whiten” edit.
Sometimes when using the whiten tool, you tend to go over areas that you don’t mean to make whiter. Zoom into the photo to really see the fine details and use the eraser to erase the areas you didn’t mean to go over! Click ‘Share’ in the top right corner to save!

3. Move over to VSCO (oh, the infamous VSCO)!
I am not sure why people say that VSCO is so “basic”!? I know a lot of bloggers/content creators who still use it because it allows for you to find a filter that works and be able to stick to it! I use one of their paid-for presets called, “The Minimalist Collection”, and use the ‘A9’ filter. My first step is to click on this filter and take it down to about half of the intensity. I don’t like to keep the filter at 100% because this tends to make the photos look really unnatural. But, this is your chance to play with whatever look you want to go for!

4. Turn the exposure down a bit on VSCO.
I like my photos to look a little bit darker or almost like it is in a bit of a shadow. The only other tool I use on VSCO is the exposure, which I turn down to about -1. When you turn it really high up, exposure makes things super bright, and in the opposite direction makes the photo extremely dark. So, I only make a subtle change here at -1.

5. After saving from VSCO, take your photo over to UNUM.
UNUM is a really cool app that allows you to plan out your feed and schedule your posts. But, it actually also has some amazing editing tools. The first thing I do is use the “shadows” tool. I turn this tool down to about -30-40. This really is an important step as it is what brings out all of the black tones in the photo. it is really what makes the photo POP.

6. Next, I use the saturation tool!
This is subtle step that I take but makes a big difference in my overall feed. I like to turn down the saturation to about -30. I like my photos to have an overall monochrome/neutral look, so turning the saturation down a bit takes away any super bright colours from the photo.

7. The last step…the sharpness!
This step really just puts the finishing touch on the photo. Since a lot of the time I use my phone to take my photos, I like to increase the sharpness to about +30 to really make the finer details stand out a bit more and make the photo look more crisp.

Okay, so seriously, how easy was that!? Hope you guys enjoyed this post on how I edit my instagram photos! Talk soon xo.