Friday, November 27, 2015

The Right... Black Friday Deals

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If you're an online shopper you definitely noticed that Black Friday sales started on Wednesday (trust me, I've been doing quite a bit of online shopping already this week and scooped up a few things including these faux leather leggings and blouse, this tartan shirt and some new pjs) but here's a list of my favorite retailers and their Black Friday sales happening online now:

Anthropologie: 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT (they rarely ever have the whole site on sale so what are you waiting for?!)
Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
Athleta: 20% off entire purchase with code WORKIT 
Boden: 30% off
Express50% off everything
Gap50% off your entire purchase with code BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew: 30% off your purchase (extra 40% off sale items) with code HOLIDAY
J.Crew Factory: Extra 50% off everything with code SHIPGIFTS
Kate Spade: up to 75% off
Nike: extra 25% off clearance at with code GETOUTHERE
Nordstrom: Brand new markdowns & extra 25% off sale items
Old Navy: 40-60% off everything
Sam Edelman: 30% off sitewide with code SAMSGIVING 
Shopbop: Up to 25% off with code GOBIG15
Tory Burch: Up to 30% off everything with code THANKS

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Window Shopping Wednesday: Cozy Sweaters

Super excited about this post today because I've have sweaters on my mind so much lately that I couldn't help but do an entire post about them.  All I want to wear are warm, over-sized cozy sweaters (even though the weather isn't quite cold enough for that yet).  
Another reason I'm excited about this post?  All of these sweaters are under $70 with most of them under $40.  Yes, I believe in quality over quantity but when I purged my wardrobe in the middle of summer and dumped a ton of the sweaters I barely wore last season, I've found myself seriously struggling to layer correctly with a lack of sweaters.  Hence the need for some cute, cheap and warm sweaters in my closet ASAP.  Most of the below (follow the links under the photo) are showing grey but I promise there are other colors!
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1. Marled Turtleneck  //  2. Moto Sweater  //  3. Fair Isle Sweater  //  4. Waffle Knit Cardigan  //  5. Cable Knit Sweater  // 
6. Cotton Cashmere Turtleneck  //  7. Chunky Grey V-Neck Sweater  //  8. Striped Crew Neck Sweater  //  9. Marled Sweater Dress  //  10. Turtle Neck Sweater Vest  //  11. Faux Fur Cardigan  //  12. Belted Cardigan  //  13. Long Cardigan  // 
14. Cable Knit Turtleneck

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Right... Travel Companion

Back in September I jetted off to Utah for my first ever trail race.  If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (rightshoesblog) you'll notice I've been doing a bunch of races this year.  I'm working on the 9+1 NYRR challenge for automatic entry into the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon (complete 9 races and volunteer for 1 and you're in!).  The race in Utah, however, was for the North Face Endurance Challenge and damn, was it a true challenge.  I did a marathon relay with some of my fitness girlfriends so in total we each ran a 10k (6.2 miles).  And it was rough - the heat (yes it was warm - an amazing 87*!), the elevation and the dry air seriously effected me which I was not expecting.  The climb was intense and on the first downhill I tripped over a rock and fell onto another rock (it took forever to get over that ridiculously large purple/black bruise...) and by the end I just wanted it to be over because everything hurt and I was extremely nauseous.  
On the bright side though, it was hands down one of the most beautiful races I have ever run.  The trees were turning a beautiful golden yellow and orange and it was so peaceful and the views were insane.  I'm so glad I challenged myself with this race and I think I'd definitely do another trail run in the future (maybe in a little less higher elevation though!). 
Growing up on the West Coast and in the mountains I never understood "dry" heat or cold but after living on the East Coast for over three years I quickly shrivel up like a raisin as soon as I hit the "dry" air out West.  Whether its traveling on a plane or just being in the element it gets pretty bad.  And Utah was particularly bad.  Luckily, my Evian facial spray arrived just in time for my trip so I tucked the travel size can in my bag and was on my way.  Mid flight (it was about 4.5 hours to Salt Lake City) I hit the restroom, spritzed the face and avoided a complete skin catastrophe when we de-planed.  I think I used the spray at least once a day for the rest of the trip!  

I highly recommend picking up a bottle for yourself (especially if you're a frequent traveler) because it's probably the best travel companion I've found!  I also used it a ton when I went home for an impromptu visit in October because it's seriously a skin savior. 
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Would love to know - what's in your travel bag?  What are you essentials?

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This post was in collaboration with Evian.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting all The Right Shoes collaborations!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Right... Fall Stripes




I am seriously thanking Mother Nature as I draft this post because aside from a few unexpectedly cold days our transition to the dead of winter has been pretty smooth.  So much so that I haven't had to pull out the tights yet (but I don't think I'll be that lucky much longer!).  
I scored this cotton/cashmere Uniqlo sweater dress on major sale (I'm talking $10) when I went in to stock up on tights a couple of weeks ago and it was such a good deal that I bought it in grey too.  Compulsive shopper?  No way - just bargain shopping the way my mom taught me to!  They've been in heavy rotation (along with this cape which didn't see much wear after I bought it this past Spring) and I can't wait to keep layering them straight through the cold months.
Ann Taylor Cape, Uniqlo Striped Sweater Dress, Banana Republic Down Vest, DUO Black Riding Boots (c/o), Angela Roi Crossbody (c/o)

Oh and can we talk about this bag for a sec?  It's by Angela Roi - they've been around for a while now and I was lucky enough to meet the team during NYFW.  The online brand supports cancer and disease patients through the association of each color of bag and a portion of the proceeds of each bag directly benefit the designated cause.  I love when I find brands that give back and make amazing products.   

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Photos: Jackie Giardina

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Friday, October 23, 2015

The Right... Fall Poncho





There's a lot of things about fall that I love: the change in the leaves, the extra layers you can pile on, the switch from iced to hot coffee and of course a lot of things pumpkin.  When it comes to piling on layers, a good poncho is one of the easiest ways to keep warm and be comfortable.  You might remember my poncho from last year which has already gotten a ton of use this fall and I was so excited to add this olive number to my closet this year.  Throw in the leopard print cap and you're fall weekend ready.  Have you added any fall items to your closet this year?  Would love to hear about them!
ASOS V-neck Sweater, Old Navy Olive Poncho (c/o), Old Navy Rockstar Jeans (c/o), LOFT Booties, Dooney & Bourke Crossbody, Old Navy Leopard Print Cap

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Photos: Jackie Giardina

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This post was in collaboration with Old Navy.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting all The Right Shoes collaborations!