November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Deals

Tell your bank account I'm sorry.  This post will probably make you want to spend a lot after you see the deals out there today.  The deals continue as cyber Monday is upon us.  The last day of my email blowing up constantly with endless sale notifications.  On Friday I posted my black friday round up, and many of those retailers are still offering deals, but many are offering new ones!

Here's my Cyber Monday round up, plus my favorites from some of the retailers!

J.Crew 30% off  + 40% off sale with code MONDAY [favorites: Striped Bow Back T-shirt, Perfect Plaid Shirt, V-neck Sweater, Metallic Floral Top]

Club Monaco 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400 with code THANKFUL [favorites: Embellished Skirt, Faux Fur Vest, Bow Heels, Printed Silk Shirt]

Shop Bop up to 25% off with code GOBIG15 [favorites: Ramy Brook Harriet Top, MINKPINK Patchwork Skirt, BB Dakota Printed Dress, For Love and Lemons Lace Dress, RABLABS Coasters]

Asos 20% off everything with code CYBER [favorites: Geo Shimmer Dress, A-line Suede Skirt, OPI Nail Polish

Lilly Pulitzer free gift with every purchase! [favorites: Elsa Top, Kinnon Sweater Wrap, Linette Cardigan, iPhone Lets Cha Cha Case]

Tuckernuck 15% off everything or spend $150 to get 20% with code CYBER-15, CYBER-20, CYBER-25, or CYBER-30.

Tory Burch 30% off when you spend $250 with code THANKS [favorites: Ella Packable Tote, Merino Cardigan, Wembley Suede Boots (just $245!), Junction Riding Boots ]

Revolve 50% off final sale items with code CYBER50 [favorites: Made the Cut Top, Shiny Skirt, Sunrise Shirt Dress

Madewell 25% off  with code SHOPATWORK [favorites: Transport Tote, Turtleneck Sweater Dress, Flannel Shirt Dress]

Gap 40% off with code BESTCYBER [favorites: Snowflake Sweater, Marled Beanie, Cable Knit Sweater, Dot Jacquard Dress]

Ann Taylor 50% off everything with code EVERYTHING [favorites: Feathered Hem Dress, Gold Peep Toe Heels, Faux Fur Scarf]

Tobi 50% off with code THANKFUL50

Kendra Scott 15% off with code SALE15 [favorites: Palmer Earrings, Taylor Studs, Elaine Studs]

Design Darling 20% off with code THANKFUL

Rebecca Minkoff 25% off all orders no code needed. [favorites: Mini MAB tote, Mac Crossbody]

Steve Madden 30% off with code CYBER [favorites: Proto Pumps, Loreen Booties

Vineyard Vines 25% off with code THANKS2015

Loft 50% off everything with code CYBER50 [favorites: Kimono Cardigan, Tie Neck Blouse, Puffer Jacket]

Splendid 40% off everything with code CYBER [favorites: Striped Scarf, Faux Sherpa Jacket,  Cowl Tunic]

Anthropologie 25% off everything with code XTRAGOOD [favorites: Minka Jacket, Swing Pull Over, Capital Button Down]

Rifle Paper Co. 30% off no code needed.

Black Leather

There are a few things that make up the recipe for a perfect outfit in my book.  Mix comfort with confidence and you've got it.  I love this outfit because it's so comfortable but the black leather jacket plus the over the knee boots make me feel like I have just hopped off a motor cycle and I'm ready to do anything.  In reality, I've never even sat on a motor cycle, but no one has to know that. 

I found this amazing black (faux) leather jacket that doesn't break the bank and haven't been able to take it off since.  Paired with these amazingly comfortable over the knee boots, I just love this outfit.  Plus, almost everything is on sale right now! The top is just fifty cents away from being 25% off (Use code THANKFUL at and these boots are 54% off!

November 27, 2015

Ultimate Black Friday Roundup!

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Sorry for not posting yesterday, but I had such a busy Wednesday preparing and baking some things for the big day.  I'm so thankful to have people who read what I'm posting (that's you!), so thanks for coming and reading Dash of Serendipity! or if you've been here for awhile: thanks for sticking around!

As an shopaholic (so guilty), Black Friday is really exciting.  My inbox has been blowing up with notifications of sales from literally every retailer I've ever ordered from.  So, here's my big roundup of sales this Black Friday.


J.Crew 30% off  + 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

Shop Bop up to 25% off with code GOBIG15

Bauble Bar  30% off with code THX

Asos 30% off everything with code BLESSED

Lilly Pulitzer free gift with every purchase

Neiman Marcus $50 off a purchase of $200 with code THANKFUL

Tuckernuck 15% off everything or spend $150 to get 20% with code CYBER-20

Tory Burch 30% off when you spend $250 with code THANKS

Revolve 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY20

Madewell 25% off  with code CALM DOWN

Gap 50% off with code BLKFRIDAY

Ann Taylor 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

Tobi 50% off with code THANKFUL50

Kendra Scott 15% off with code SALE15

Design Darling 20% off with code THANKFUL

Rebecca Minkoff 25% off all orders no code needed.

Steve Madden 30% off with code FESTIVE

Vineyard Vines 25% off with code THANKS2015

Loft 50% off in stores  or 40% off online with code BF40

Splendid 30% off everything with code THANKS

Anthropologie 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

Fornash 40% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY

BCBG 40% off everything until 2pm! No code needed

Rifle Paper Co. 30% off no code ended.

November 25, 2015

5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Happy almost Thanksgiving!!!! I'm so excited to celebrate the holiday tomorrow! After a long day of classes and traveling yesterday into the evening, I'm happy to be able to relax at home for this short break.  I think I love Thanksgiving so much because I love cooking and baking.  Since coming to college I've appreciated it even more because I'm deprived of a kitchen most days of the school year, so I can't bake or cook whenever I want to.  I've picked out some recipes (some that I might bake today!) and thought I should share them with you all in case you're searching for some things to make this Thanksgiving eve, or just want a fun new recipe!

Candied Pecan Sweet Potato Caserole (pictured above) Oh my goodness, this recipe looks incredible.  Scrolling through the pictures instantly made my mouth water and crave a Thanksgiving meal.

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing This recipe looks easy to follow and sounds like it'll make a perfect stuffing with yummy sausage.

Spinach Gratin I am head over heels in love with spinach ever since my trip to Italy over the Summer.  I just love it so much and can't wait to see this recipe on my plate tomorrow!! (I'll let ya'll know how it turns out!)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake Balls YAAAASS. These are so good (or at least I can imagine).  I think I made something similar a few years ago and they were a big hit.  I like making small, or mini, recipes for Thanksgiving desert so that it's easier to try a little of everything and not get too too too full.

Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping  How good does the title of that recipe sound? My family loves cheesecake and it fits into Thanksgiving with the "caramel apple" bit, so how could I pass on making this one this year?

Send me all the fun recipes you are making this year for Thanksgiving! I can't wait to see them!

November 24, 2015

Dresses for the Holidays

The Holiday season is in full swing and I am so happy.  Thanksgiving is on Thursday (in case you didn't know), and then the craziness really starts.  Whether you need a dress for Thursday's festivities or for a Holiday party in a few weeks, this is the post for you.  A lot of these dresses are available on ShopBop (my one true shopping love!), which is really convenient because the shipping is so fast! They're an amazon company so if you have prime next day shipping is about $4 per item!! (This post is in no way sponsored by ShopBop, I just honestly only order from that website!!).  So if you're reading this post and realizing you have nothing to wear for Thanksgiving, you're in luck because you'll definitely get it on time with ShopBop!

November 23, 2015

Gifts for the Guys

Patagonia Vest I love this vest and know a lot of guys who love wearing Patagonia.  This vest is a great option for guys because it's more budget conscious ($99) than the full fleece and it's a little more unique too. 

S'well Water Bottle  This water bottle is just amazing! I haven't really expressed my love for S'well on here much yet, but I really love mine! This wood patterned one is pretty ~masculine~ for all the guys! 

Turntable If you know a guy that loves music, a turntable could be a great gift.  The Crosley Cruiser from target is about $79 and is such a fun way to listen to all your favorite songs. 

Barbour Socks These socks are just so cute.  Any dog lover may appreciate these as a stocking stuffer or small gift! 

Needlepoint Hat Who doesn't love a fun hat? I love the needlepoint hats from Smathers and Branson  and they come in a variety of different styles including sports teams and schools! 

Tartan Scarf This scarf is great and super wintery.  I can imagine a lot of guys loving this to wear during the holiday season.  

Cufflinks These cufflinks are simple and classic and will be used nicely by most guys!

Flag Belt Show off some patriotism with a flag belt to don all year round. 

Wireless Headphones These seem so cool to me and perfect for the gym so that you don't have to keep your phone attached to you! 

November 18, 2015

Does this come in Suede?

Did you catch this suede dress on the blog last week?
The title is a direct quote from me on multiple occasions while shopping recently.  I'm on a suede frenzy and I love it.  I feel like most fall and winter seasons I've only worn suede in shoes but this year I want everything suede.  Luckily, there's so much suede available in stores right now to fill my desire.  I just love how soft and comfortable the material is and Suede can just make any outfit look ten times better.

Click through to shop all my suede finds:

What are your favorite suede pieces? 

November 16, 2015

Gift Guide Under $30

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

6 / 7 / 8 / 9 

10 / 11 

Normally, I don't acknowledge the Holidays until after Thanksgiving.  Well, I guess technically the Holidays includes Thanksgiving.  But I'm talking about true Christmas (and Hannukah or whatever else you celebrate!) spirit type of holidays.  This year, I've embraced it with open arms.  I can't wait for December (but then again I can because I don't want to take finals).  To kick off my gift guides, here's some things under $30! I wanted to keep it under $25 but I had a pretty hard time finding things for under $25 that weren't classic stocking stuffers, have you found any amazing gifts under $24 this year? Let me know in the comments! 

November 11, 2015

November Playlist

Some of this month's playlist has been influenced by my commitment to spin class these past few weeks.  I've been going about twice a week for the past three weeks and I love it!! I love the music and the workout is great (so much better than if I were at the gym alone).  Also, how could I post this playlist with out Adele's incredible Hello!? I love this song so much and I'm so happy Adele is back! 

What are your favorite songs right now?

November 10, 2015

Suede Dress

Dress (similar)  / Shoes (similar) / Scarf (old: J.Crew) / Bracelet / Bag 

I know I posted an Instagram wearing this outfit a week ago, but it's seriously my favorite.  I can not rave about this dress enough.  It's so incredibly soft and stretchy; I never want to take it off.  Suede is so in this fall, maybe this year more than ever.  (Stay tuned for a suede filled post in a few weeks!).  After wearing this dress and falling in love with it I've had my eye out for anything suede.  This dress is perfect for fall and comes in three colors!  I styled it with this light silk scarf from J.Crew a few years ago, but I've also worn it with a fun necklace and other scarves. 

Now that I'm going to link where the dress is from I've noticed that it's out of stock!!!! I'm so upset but found another very similar dress linked above! 

November 9, 2015

Instagram Lately

I feel like it's been a little while since my last Instagram recap on the blog.  Life has been non-stop recently which has been making the weeks feel like they're flying by.  There's only a few more weeks left in the semester really and I can't believe it.  I feel like I posted most of these instagrams just a few weeks ago but some were from really a long while ago! If you want to stay up to date, follow me on Instagram here (@dashofserendipity).

Wearing: Jacket / Dress (old: Lilly Pulitzer)  / Bag 

Over parents weekend I went to try out Oddfellows, a brunch/lunch restaurant in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas.  I tried going here last year but the wait was too long, and after going I can see why so many people were waiting that day.  It was delicious; I'd recommend it if you're ever in Dallas!

Wearing: Dress / Scarf (old; J.Crew) / Shoes (similar)

This outfit has been on repeeeeeaaaat. Seriously though.  If I need to run out the door really fast this is the dress I've been throwing on.  It's, 1. faux suede and extremely soft and 2. the stretchiest piece of clothing I have ever put on.  

Shopping at Mackenzie Horan's Design Darling shopping night was so much fun! I loved getting to see a lot of her inventory in person and making a few purchase like the business card holder, topiary, and lisi lerch earrings!

Wearing: Dress / Hat / Booties (old: Dolce Vita)

Dallas just got cold enough to wear this sweater dress a few weeks ago and I was so excited.  Although it did get very hot once the afternoon hit, I was perfectly content with dressing for fall finally.  Check out this post for more pictures of this look.

November 6, 2015

Friday Finds

Another week has just flown by and Friday Finds is here again! This semester is going to be over before I know it and I'm definitely not ready.  I can't believe how quickly thanksgiving is coming up (and that it's already November...).

I loved watching Aladin come to life in the streets of New York in this amazing video.

So close to ordering a mug with my pup's face on it from Evelyn Henson (Riley looks like #25!) You can get 15% off with the code emma15!

Gushing over these over the knee boots!

Anyone want to let me borrow their kitchen so that I can make this Mac and Cheese recipe!? Looks so delicious!

November 5, 2015

Sweater Dresses

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /
6 / 7 / 8

There's nothing comfier than a sweater dress.  If the temperature's just warm enough, a sweater dress can be the perfect fall staple.  Paired with riding boots and a good scarf you have the perfect fall outfit.  For the past few years I've worn a sweater dress to thanksgiving and it has been the perfect mix of cute and comfort.  I think that a great sweater dress is a college staple because most are very versatile. You can wear one comfortably and casually to class or dress it up with some jewelry and heels for something a little fancier.  

I have #4 on this list from Madewell and it's the SOFTEST thing ever!!! And it's a turtleneck so who can complain? If you want to see how I styled it click here!

November 4, 2015

Blog Post Requests?

As you can probably tell, my posts haven't been very consistent.  With school work taking over my life and writer's block at an all time high, I haven't been able to brain storm ideas as easily as I'd like to.  So this is where you come in! Please let me know in the comments down below anything you'd like to see on the blog in the next coming weeks! I really want to know what you guys want to see on Dash of Serendipity and your input will help me post more often!

November 2, 2015

Poncho Love

I remember the knit ponchos I used to wear in elementary school.  Specifically, a bright purple one that I loved.  Looking back, I would never think that I would be able to wear one again and love it just the same.  Now, ponchos today are a little oversized and effortlessly chic (and certainly not bright purple).  Everywhere I go I find myself wanting to try on ponchos.  I have had to stop myself a few times because I already own two and haven't worn them that often that I feel like I could justify buying another.  Instead of shopping for myself, I'm shopping for ya'll today! My eyes were so hungry for ponchos that I've been obsessed with finding different style ponchos online.  I've definitely added a few to my christmas list...


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