the best curated list of black friday and cyber weekend sales! get all your holiday shopping done, now! while everything is on sale, so you can cruise through and enjoy the rest of your holiday season.

to shop each sale, just click on the store’s name! it will take you directly there!


just click on the store’s name to shop!

abercrombie and fitch: take 30% off your entire purchase

anthropologie: 30% off + EXTRA 50% off sales

asos: up to 80% off almost everything!

j.crew: take 50% off your purchase + an extra 10%, use code FRIDAY

express: 50% off everything

nordstrom: up to 60% off

nordstrom rack: take an addition 60% off clearance, including new markdowns

freepeople: 50% off select style

urbanoutfitters: take 30% off your entire purchase, 50% off jeans, 50% off flannels

shopbop: 25% off storewide, use code HOLIDAY

spanx: 20% off everything

levis: 40% off + free shipping and free returns

old navy: up to 60% off deals, + $5 PJ pants for the family

lulus: EXTRA 50% off all sale items, use code BF50

saks 5th avenue: 15% off beauty + spend $150 get $75 gift card

madewell: 50% off your purchase


ulta: up to 50% off

sephora: 50% off tons of favorites!

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greek islands, skiathos, cruise, my experience, mamma mia, couple photoshoot, engagement photo ideas

i always say there are two kinds of travel experience. those that are centered around people who want to travel and explore, and those who want to vacation. vacationers like to relax, stay in one place, sleep in and truly unwind. the traveler likes to go out and explore, get lost in a city, wake up at sunrise, and see as much as possible.

one is not better than the other. they are simply preferences. most travelers end up needing a vacation from their travels, and most vacationers go back home feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. your experience all depends on what you are wanting to get out of your trip. i’ve always very much been a traveler with a sprinkle of vacation here and there.

what i quickly realized while on my first ever cruise with seabourn, was that sailing with them was
somehow the best combination of both. i was truly able to unwind and relax while simultaneously hit
the ground running and explore a new island every single day.

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one of my most asked question is about this remarkable gem of an airbnb that we stayed in while visiting rome last summer. we booked the room very last minute, and ended up extending because i truly fell in love with the view. so here’s your warning, if you book this airbnb, you will want to spend every second on the most magical balcony in all of rome. i recommend doing a two night stay (minimum) and just enjoy the apartment during that time. have breakfast on the balcony, people watch during the day and have drinks and apps before walking to dinner.

rome, travel, italy, europe, colosseum

shop my look here

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hey there! how has your new year been? have you stuck to your resolutions? if one of those resolutions was to have a healthier lifestyle, eat better, move your body more and overall just feel better every day, same.

intermittent fasting, manhattan, picnic, new york city, graphic tee, eat healthy, lifestyle, drink water

step one for me towards that goal was obviously to dress the part. so naturally i picked up a few workout pieces that would motivate me to wear them to the gym. and not just the couch. iykyk. step two was joining a boot camp of sorts to help kick myself into gear and really get working on my goals. i guess you could say step two was the important one. 😉

shop some of my favorite workout pieces

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jasmine elias Boswell, Apple cider, thanksgiving, cocktails, fall foliage, fall, drinks, recipes, new york, New York City

with the fall breeze in the air, leaves changing and pumpkin spice in our coffee, i thought it would be the perfect time to bring out one of my favorite fall flavored cocktails, spiked apple cider!

this cocktail will bring out the magic of the season and be a hit among family and friends! the best part– it’s so easy to make!


1 1/2 part blue chair bay spiced rum

3/4 part fresh lemon juice

1 part simple syrup

1 part apple cider

1 cinnamon stick (to garnish)


combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. garnish with cinnamon stick and/or an apple slice, serve and enjoy

i’ll be escaping for a little catskills cabin getaway with some close friends for my birthday weekend and can’t wait to make a large batch of this cider for everyone to enjoy! you can spice up the recipe by warming the cider up, and adding all the ingredients, plus a few cinnamon sticks and apple slices to not only taste amazing, but to also make your home smell like an absolute fall paradise! adding a personal twist to a fun recipe is always one of my favorite things to do! i’ll definitely be using this recipe on its’ own and as a base recipe to explore my mixology skills!

jasmine elias Boswell, Apple cider, thanksgiving, cocktails, fall foliage, fall, drinks, recipes, new york, New York City
jasmine elias Boswell, Apple cider, thanksgiving, cocktails, fall foliage, fall, drinks, recipes, new york, New York City
jasmine elias Boswell, Apple cider, thanksgiving, cocktails, fall foliage, fall, drinks, recipes, new york, New York City

click here to see the full recipe and so many more on blue chair bay’s website.

xoxo | jasmine