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Holiday Sales To Know

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Added Holiday Sales

A Pea in the Pod *
FREE SHIPPING with a $150 purchase with code SOFUN14P
Ends December 22nd

Aerie *
$10 off a $40 or $20 off a $75 purchase
Ends December 24th

Anthropologie *
Take an extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRAMERRY

ASOS *
2o% off big time brands

Bloomingdale’s *
Save up to 30% off designer handbags
Ends December 7th

Fossil *
$25 off $150 or $50 off $200
Ends December 8th

Gap *
30% off when you spend $100, 50% off when you spend $200 use code SNOW
Ends December 5th
ONLINE ONLY DEAL

Giggle.com
$20 off when you spend $100+, $50 off when you spend $200, $150 off when you spend $500
Use code CHEER 14
Ends December 15th

Gorjana
30% off sitewide plus FREE shipping with code CyberOn
Ends December 5th

Guess *
Sale items take an extra 50% off FREE SHIPPING on all orders $99+ with code FREESHIP99

Gymboree
Everything 40% off

Henri Bendel *
20% off your full price purchase of $150+ plus FREE shipping

Juicy Couture *
Take 30% off women’s and girl’s track with code TRACKSTAR

Perry Ellis *
Take 40% off suits with code PE40SUITS
Take an addition 40% off sale styles
Ends December 9th

Pink Mascara *
15% off sitewide with code 15SALE
Ends December 9th

Piperlime
30% off with code WINTERCHIC
Ends December 5th

Saks Fifth Avenue *
Up to 40% off select designers

Steve Madden *
Take an addition 50% off select clearance styles plus FREE SHIPPING with code EXTRA

Swell *
Get 25% with code HOLIDAYBOOK25

What sale are you looking forward to most?

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November came and passed by so fast. I attempted to participate in the National Blog Posting Month challenge, and did not fully succeed. But I did post more frequently than normal which is a definite win. Here are some of my posts from my NaBloPoMo challenge!

November Post Round Up

 

Top Left
Beautiful Danish Design by By Nord
Take a look at some unique designs that would add style to any home!

Top Center:
It’s Time to be Brave
I take a look at my word for the year and what I have done toward it

Top Right:
Watch Me
A collection of watches perfect for the office

Top Center:
It’s Time to be Brave
I take a look at my word for the year and what I have done toward it

Middle Left:
Oh So Soft Denim
I attended my first blogger event with Riders by Lee

Middle Right:
Daphne van den Heuvel
I take a look at some amazing illustrations from a very talent artist

Bottom Left:
Why I Started Blogging
Do you remember why you started blogging? I talk about why I did

Bottom Center:
Interior Inspiration – Lighting
I have been getting the urge to look for ideas for when I move out next year

Bottom Right:
Etsy Fashion Finds V.1
Great fashion finds from very talented sellers on Etsy

 

I think November was a pretty successful month even though I did not post everyday. Lets make December another great one.

What was your favorite post? Let me know in the comments below.

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December Goals

I can’t believe how fast November went by! This year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Friday I leave for Disney World, and it feels like just yesterday we booked our trip and had months to wait. And now here it is. I am so excited. I am sure I will have a few posts to share when I get back!

Let’s take a look at how I did with my November goals!

 

NOVEMBER GOALS

1. Post everyday this month. I did not accomplish this, I only posted 15 times which was half of the time. Taking a look at my past posts, I realized this was my most frequent month since January when I launched this blog. And it is more consistent than the two months previous which only had like three posts each. So I am making progress and that is a definite win!

2. Network with other bloggers. Did not accomplish this one at all. Funny thing is this is the one I was most looking forward to. I did attend one blogger event but did not do any follow up with the lovely bloggers I met there. Networking is something I need to work on.

3. Start a design shop. I have started, I just need to launch it. It will be a design shop plus blog that features help on design, coding and even some freebies. I plan to launch it by the end of the year.

 

DECEMBER GOALS

1. Launch Blog Me Lovely! So the design shop/blog I was talking about above is called Blog Me Lovely. I am so excited to share it with you. It has been something that I have been planning for months and I am finally pushing through all my procrastination! I plan to do a weekly or monthly share of posts from there on here so you don’t miss out! Just haven’t decided how often I will post there!

2. Network with other bloggers. I want to comment on at least 5 other blogs a day and interact with at least 5 bloggers on social media whether it is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

3. Post more regularly. So I say this every month but I want to post more frequently. I am going to strive for 20 posts this month. That is more than November and would be a record for the blog.

 

What are your goals for December? Share in the comments below!

Holiday Sales To Know

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I have added a Holiday Sales 2014 tab to the menu. I will list current sales going on this holiday season. The page will be updated regularly. I will also do a post when new sales have been added to the list, to help make you holiday shopping a bit more manageable!

 

Black Friday NEED TO KNOW Deals

 

2Modern Save 15% off sitewide Ends December 15th

7 For All Mankind Save 40% off sitewide with code EARLY40

Aerie Take 40% off plus FREE shipping with code GOBBLEUP Ends November 30th PJ Pants are BUY ONE GET ONE

American Eagle Take 40% off plus FREE shipping with code GOBBLEUP Ends November 30th

ASOS 25% off all partywear

BB Dakota Free shipping on EVERY order

Bliss FREE holiday beauty bag with purchase of $100 or more with code GIFT14

Bloomingdale’s Save up to 50% sitewide and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase, plus FREE shipping Ends November 30th Save up to 30% off designer handbags Ends December 7th

Blue & Cream Save up to 15% sitewide Ends November 27th

Boutique to You Save 25% off sitewide with code TDAY25 Ends December 1st

Guess FREE shipping on all orders with code GIVEME Sale items take an extra 50% off

Henri Bendel 20% off $100+. 25% off $200+, 30% off $300 full price plus FREE shipping

Horchow Orders $50 & up get FREE shipping with code HURRY Ends December 9th

J. Crew 305 off full price styles and 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY Ends November 30th

Lord + Taylor Extra 20% off almost everything + extra 25% off sale fine jewelry with code THANKS Ends November 30th

Macy’s Extra 10%, 15% or 20% off plus FREE shipping with code Ends November 26th

Madewell 25% off your entire purchase with code GIFTON Ends November 30th

Nordstrom Up to 40% off plus free shipping

Rebecca Minkoff 25% off orders of $275 or more with code WKNDWIN

SHOPBOB 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500, 25% off orders of $1000+ with code GOBIG14 Ends December 1

Smashbox 25% off when you spend $50+ with code HOLIDAY14

Splendid 30% off at checkout with code EARLYBIRD

Steve Madden 20% off $100 or 25% off $125 plus FREE shipping with code TURKEY Online Only Deal

Swell Free 2-day shipping on orders $18 and over

 

What sale are you looking forward to most?

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Why I Started Blogging, and you should too!

I have had several attempts at blogging since the end of 2010. But none of them ever seem to stick. I would get really good and blog regularly but at one point I kind of just fell off the face of the earth. Whether I thought of a better name or I wanted to go in a new direction, nothing ever seemed good enough. Nothing ever seemed like a good fit.

So I relaunched Peace Love Sequins at the beginning of this year with the intention of becoming a successful blogger. Now success means different things to different people, so here is what I consider a success. I want to brush up on my coding skills and code my own layout (Completed, even though a few things need fixing), I want to create my own online shop to go with my blog, I want to make new connections (I am generally a shy person, it seems a little easier online), I want to be a contributing part of the blogging community, and I would love to have a supplementary income (whether it comes from sponsors, an online shop or freelancing design or social media services).

I think all of those are pretty reasonable goals, but here is the thing. Once again I have not put in the work to make that happen. I had the perfect time too, when I was out of a job for two months. Funny thing is, those two months were probably my quietest months this year! Strange how that works out.

So this November I committed to National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). It started off pretty good, but then my efforts started to slip. So this is what I realized, I need to get back to why I started blogging in the first place.

I originally started blogging back in 2010 because I wanted a way to get my voice out there. I wanted a creative outlet , I wanted the opportunity to learn skills that weren’t being taught in school and have the opportunity to build my resume,and ultimately I wanted to connect with people who share my passions, who share the craziness of wanting to blog.

I plan on sharing more personal or more though thought provoking posts on this blog than in the past. I will still share awesome outfits and shopping posts, because I am a little fashion obsessed even if my wardrobe doesn’t always show that.

 

Here is to getting back to blogging for the right reasons! And why you should start a blog!

 

1. Use it as a creative outlet. Do you like to write, draw, craft, etc.? Share them online. Or just use it as a personal journal. There are many bloggers who blog to share stories about college adventures, traveling, their pets, their kids and even being a military wife. The possibilities are endless.

2. It will improve your writing. To be better at anything you must practice. Blogging is a way of putting your thoughts down on “paper”. Most don’t go in to blogging with the intention of improving their writing, but it just naturally happens. Actually, some people have creative writing blogs. I’ve even seen someone blog a “book”, one chapter each blog post.

3. You’ll meet new people. You can meet a ton of new people through blogging. People you may have never met otherwise. The great thing about blogging is it connects you with people all over the world. You may even have the chance to go to a blogger event or a blogging conference and meet the amazing people you interact with online in person! The blogging community as a whole is such a supportive and encouraging community. We all want each other to succeed.

4. It’s free. Starting on Blogger or on the hosted WordPress site is completely free. So you have nothing to lose!

5. You feel great when you receive a positive comment. When someone connects with what you write and is supportive and/or relates with you, it is such a great feeling.

6. You might be able to make extra money. Not everyone makes money blogger, and in fact not everyone wants to make money from their blog. But it is an option. There are many ways to create a supplemental income and many sites to provide you with tips!

7. It will make you more confident. When you publish a blog post, it is out there for the world to see. That takes a lot of courage. And if you have a personal blog and share your life, that takes even more confidence and courage. It helps you build confidence because you realize that you have a unique view on life that is worthwhile to other.s

 

Do you blog? Why did you start? Let me know in the comments below!

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