Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Styling your favorite summer jeans for Fall

scarf, fall style, neutral fall look
clare v, leopard clutch, foldover clutch, strawberry chic

For just a second I paused before putting on these jeans- are these distressed jeans apro-pro for fall? Then I laughed and said, are there really any rules these days? This pair of white denim is way more comfortable than my other, non-distressed pair, and comfy always wins in my playbook. 

I still get just as much wear out of my light white clothing as I do during the warmer months. I think the easiest way to get away with your white jeans is by pairing it with your fall staples- think suede booties or a lightweight sweater.

It was super windy when we were taking these photos, so I was glad I grabbed this scarf to keep me warm. I actually ended up tieing it like so because of the wind and I love how it turned out! It's from a local boutique, but I'm sure you can get the look with a scarf already in your wardrobe.

As I finish up this post, I'm still hunting down my Cyber Monday picks because I have serious FOMO/ What was your favorite purchase this weekend?

Monday, November 28, 2016

My Wedding Accessories

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pink the mrs box, wedding ring box, velvet ring box, shane company engagement ring
kate spade keds, glitter keds, wedding keds, wedding flats
wedding reception dress, bhldn dress, bhldn drive, bow dress
vintage wedding garter, handmade wedding garter, the garter girl review
jimmy choo sale shoes, sparkly wedding shoes, wedding shoe ideas, jimmy choo wedding
the mrs box, wedding accessories, wedding perfume , ring box

I'll keep it short and sweet in today's' post because cue the fireworks... I did a video chatting all about my wedding day accessories (and it uploaded on xfinitywifi, because we STILL don't have cable + internet). I hope you like it! I did want to mention I found a few "dupes" of my bow dress if you love the look but not the price. ( 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ). 

My sweater is from Target and under $30
I hope everyone's post-holiday Monday is going well! 

xo Amanda John

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cake Cookies

 Whenever I need to contribute to a party this is my go-to dessert because it's just as easy to make as it is to disappear. Now I don't want to take any credit for the recipe, it's from my Maw Maws' cookbook (really her index card stash), but that's when you know it's good!


A box of yellow cake mix

2 eggs

Semi-sweet chocolate chips
(I also like using the mini chips)  

1/2 cup oil 

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees while you mix all the ingredients together. I usually add the chocolate in after the dough is mixed. I recommend a cookie scooper to evenly place the cookies onto a tin foiled pan. Every oven is different but I find about ten minutes to be the magic number. After about 8 minutes I usually watch the oven like a hawk because nobody wants a burnt cookie! Sometimes the second batch takes less time than the first after the dough has sat around.

If you don't have a cooling rack, take them out a minute or two early if you let them cool on the pan. I have experimented with a box of chocolate cake mix if you want double chocolate that is good, too!

Let me know if you try this family favorite!
Happy Sunday.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sales

Happy Black Friday babes! I've been up early shopping from the comfort of my warm best before I unfortunately head to work. Thankful its my regular short day at least! I've rounded up my favorite black Friday picks for you guys. Happy Shopping! 

First I want to recommend always shopping through Ebates to earn cash back on your purchases, especially now when they go up to 10% cash back during the sales! I added the button to my browser, so a reminder pops up when I visit a site instead of going through beats each time. Sign up and start earning here

AG JEANS: 30% off with code BF16

ASOS: 30% off with code THANKFUL30

 BAUBLEBAR: 30% off holiday collection & gift sets with code HOLIDAY30

BANANA REPUBLIC50% off one full-priced item with code BRFIFTY and 40% off the rest of your purchase with code BRFORTY

CHICWISH: 25% off sitewide code BLK25

EXPRESS50% off everything & free shipping on all orders

GAP50% off everything with code TGIF50 

J.CREW: 40% off everything in stores and online with code HOLIDAY (+ 10% cash back)

J.CREW FACTORY: 50-60% off everything, prices as marked ((+ 9% cash back)

KATE SPADE: Surprise sale, up to 75% off

KENDRA SCOTT: 20% off everything with code SALE20

LOFT: 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD

MACY'S: 20% off with code FEAST (+ 10% cash back)

MADEWELL: 25% off your entire purchase with code THATSALE

NORDSTROM:  Up to 40% off men's, women's and children's, no code needed

OLD NAVY50% off almost everything, discount applied at checkout

SHOPBOP: Use code GOBIG16 for 15% off orders of $200, 20% off orders of $500 and 25% off orders of $800+

SOLE SOCIETY: 30% off footwear code 

TARGET: 30% off clothing, shoes, and accessories 

TORY BURCH: 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS (+ 10% cash back)

TRINA TURK: 30% off sitewide


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving + GIVEAWAY with JORD Wood Watch

unique watch, wood watch, JORD, rose gold watch
unique watch, wood watch, JORD, rose gold watch
unique watch, wood watch, JORD, rose gold watch

 Happy Thanksgiving friends! I'm currently fighting a food coma to get this post up, but I wanted to share what I'm wearing today along with an exciting giveaway with JORD! I know what you're thinking, "I never win giveaways!" but you're in luck because everyone who enters will win! My friends at JORD are gifting $75 to one lucky winner and everyone else who entered will receive $25 to use on their timepiece of choice. The giveaway will run until December 18th at 11:59p.m.

  Click here to enter!

I think watches make the best gift because they will always remind you of that "time" in your life 😜. Tim gifted me a watch on our first anniversary and I still wear it and remember that celebration almost 4 years later! Jewelry can come and go in trends, but I think watches will always stay classic. I also love that you can have your JORD watch engraved with a special message on the watch or box to make it even more personal.

 I normally keep everything light and bright, but I feel in love with contrast of the Frankie 35 in sandalwood and rose gold. It's fit right in with my favorite fall accessories. Today, I kept it comfy in this flowy dress - shop it now for 30% off.  My hat has been on sale, but it's marked down under $19. You can see more styling of the watch in this post.

Wishing everyone luck and a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches


Monday, November 14, 2016

The perfect dress for Thanksgiving


 Every year when I start thinking about what to wear on Thanksgiving, I always gravitate towards oranges and browns. I have probably 4 things in my closet in orange but come November I always buy a new piece in the hue. This dress would be perfect for Thanksgiving to give you a little extra wiggle room when you eat that second serving of stuffin'. If you live in a colder climate just throw on a fur vest (I have and love this affordable one, but I'm eyeing this one!) to be extra chic.

You'll be seeing a lot of these boots this season because I am such a fan of the grayed taupe color! They're currently 40% off if you want to treat yourself, or send the link to your Santa as a hint- hint! My watch was gifted from Jord, but they had me at love at first rose gold. I've really seen nothing like this watch, and it's so comfortable and lightweight to wear! Stay tuned for a giveaway in the next week or two. 

Also, leave it to me to discover after these pictures were taken that my necklace was flipped around. It has tiny crystals on the other side, but I guess it can work either way 😉