Friday Favorites + Labor Day Sales Picks

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Happy Friday!  Oh raise your hand if you are so excited for this 3 day weekend?  I cannot wait! I need to soak up some sun that is for sure.  The sales are upon us.  I had to stop by the apple store yesterday and the mall was packed with sales, so naturally I had to go online and find the coupon codes to add to it.  You’re welcome?  I hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor day.

Labor Day

Favorite Song

Cool Summer vibes tune for one last weekend?  Spada & Elen Levon “Cool Enough”.

Favorite Recipe

Healthy colorful eats.  Pull out that spiralizer for this recipe.

sweet potato noodles

Favorite Workout

Love these print and take workouts.


Favorite Purchase

Honestly Bloomingdale’s is where I score the best deals when they have sales.  Not only do they take great discounts but then they go and add coupon codes on top of it.  Use BIG20 to take an additional 20% off the sale right now.  How fabulous is this dress?  Especially at that price point plus another 20% off.  The perfect black maxi skirt. I have this Joie top and it’s so versatile for work, tucked into a skirt or casual. I love the wash on these skinnies.

For everyone who was coveting the J.Crew Herringbone vest last year.  Guess what?  It’s 50% off grab it now!  It sells out so quickly and usually is excluded from sales.  I have it and no lie I wore it at least 3 times a week.  Everything on J.Crew factory is 50% off through Labor Day.

J.Crew vest


Gap has 40% off the entire site.

Kate Spade 25% off sale items, I am in love with this purse.

Kate Spade Purse

Madewell has 30% off I’ve had my eye on this bucket bag

Madewell bucket bag


Saks has some killer sale points right now including this Joie top.

Nordstrom has their 40% off Summer sale going on, swooning over this Tory Burch purse that is half off.

Favorite Funnies

How I feel every morning carrying my purse, work bag, gym bag, lunch, coffee and water.


When I tell myself I’m on a spending freeze……then I find the matching wallet on sale


When I ask my students where they got their sources for the APA formal papers from


How everyone is feeling right now thinking about getting this long weekend started

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Alright now it’s your turn!  Tell me your favorites from the week and what you are up to this weekend.  Have a wonderful holiday!  xoxoxo


51 responses to “Friday Favorites + Labor Day Sales Picks”

  1. I am so excited for the three day weekend!! How is it possible that this slacker linked up first?? Lol… wine and football on a Thursday night that’s how:)

  2. Sweet potatoes noodles, I need to make that dish!

  3. Pinky says:

    HIGH FIVE for a three day weekend, sales and anniversary weekend :)!

  4. Hil says:

    I want a spiraler. So cool! Thanks for hosting the party and I hope you have a good labor day too.

  5. I am so excited for this 3 day weekend…if only just to SLEEP!! That workout looks fabulous – going to print it out for sure!!! Hope you get some great stuff during the sales – I just know the mall is going to be a zoo so I’m not even going there lol! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  6. I love making veggie noodles of all kinds! That dish looks great. Cracking up over your funnies this week. Especially the wikipedia one. I have have college students that do the exact same thing when I am editing their papers, it’s like they really think that too lol! Happy Friday! Have a great long weekend!

  7. Em says:

    YES guess who will be snagging that J. Crew vest??…Me. Bahha. Thanks for the heads up! And girl omg I can’t fricken wait for this 3-day weekend! Happy Friday!!!

  8. kristen says:

    SO ready for a 3 day weekend. I love that the vest is only $50 odd dollars but apparently it’s not the same – very unhappy reviews online lol. myabe they’ll bring back the old one for $50 lol as if! have a good weekend doll!

  9. i’m waiting for the spiralizer thing to go on sale because i can’t find it in me to spend $45 on it :( damn canadian prices!!

  10. trish says:

    LOL @ the wikipedia gif! That’s probably a lineI would use. I had to close my eyes at all the great sale ideas – I don’t need any ideas!
    Happy Friday!
    Trish – tales from trish

  11. I was looking at that vest on the factory store and was worried it wouldn’t be the same as the retail version. Now that I know it will be on its way to me soon! Happy Friday!

  12. Nadine says:

    I can always count on you to have an awesome song!!!! Have you heard the one I shared today? I think you would dig it! I was obsessed with that vest last year but couldn’t pull the trigger on the price. You are so tempting me with that sale!!! And I totally scoped out that purse on the sale the other day and kept smacking my hand away from purchasing that pretty little thing. I dont need it. Hmmmm or do I??? That first gif! LOL!!! That is how I feel balancing all my stuff as I leave in the morning too. Why do we have so much stuff???? Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  13. Kelly K says:

    I am obsessed with my Herringbone vest too! It gets so much use during Fall! Also LOVE that Madwell bucket bag!

  14. Jenn says:

    Oh man…you and these sales. You get me in trouble so often…I think you might need to employ me somehow so I can afford to pay for all of the things you tell me about on sale lol
    Love your funnies, and YES to the last one about leaving for the weekend. Yes yes yes! :)

  15. I always love your funnies! Have a great long weekend!

  16. You always find such amazing recipes! That one looks so good. I need new recipes for my spiralizer, so I want to give that a try. And YAYYYYY for 3 day weekend!

  17. Jessica says:

    Yay for Labor Day sales! Hope you have a nice, long weekend!

  18. Such great sales – I love that JCrew vest. And YESSS to carrying everything into work. Oh my gosh, sometimes I get to my desk and think, “I’m pretty sure that was a full day’s work right there.” Happy weekend!

  19. LOL that is so me too with all the bags, my husband calls me a bag lady, lol! I have no less than my purse, my bigger bag with my planner and books, water bottle, and my lunch bag every morning. And then add an umbrella to that if it’s raining! Ooo pretty stuff on sale! I have no money to spend on shopping so I will just have to live vicariously through everyone else, lol! Happy 3 day weekend!

  20. haha that last gif. classic! i’m headed to the mall this weekend and i’m sure it’ll be dangerous. so much for saving haha. love that bucket bag! we need a madewell in orlando so bad. have a wonderful weekend love!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  21. OMG, funny story: So I was a TA in grad school grading undergrad papers, right? And this student REPEATEDLY kept citing Wiki as a legit source. I pulled her into the office for a meeting with the actual prof and told her (for about the 10th time) that wiki is indeed not a peer-reviewed source and that if she used it again, she’d fail the class. Got that exact look from your GIF. WTF is wrong with kids these days?! I can say this to you because we’re the same age :)

  22. YAY for the 3 day weekend, I’m fried and this couldn’t have come at a better time! And I was super excited about the J. Crew vest being on sale, until I read the reviews and it seems like the quality isn’t as good this year and the herringbone design is printed onto the vest and is not a part of the actual material. Not cool J. Crew!

    Have a fabulous weekend gurlie, and let me know if you come into town :-D

  23. Carly says:

    Ahhh the vest is back! haha, I just remember my Pinterest being blown up with it last year. I might finally have to make the plunge and get it. Happy weekend!

  24. Kaitlin says:

    Ooh, love that vest!!!!!!!! And excited about a new spiralizer recipe! I just bought one a month or so ago so am looking to use it more!

  25. You get me every week with your gifs!! That last one is the best. If only I had a 3 day weekend this weekend… Sigh. Anyways.. love all of your picks for Labor Day sales. We’re having a sale at work that I seriously hope that I can combine my employee discount with. That recipe looks delicious, I have done that Self magazine workout too, its pretty good. Thanks for sharing your faves and I hope that you have a fab weekend!!! :-)

  26. I have a Madewell leather bag, similar in color and I adore it! Finally an extra day to recover, shopping those sales sounds like the perfect idea!

  27. Christina says:

    I couldn’t be more ready for this long weekend and nothing beats holiday sales – I’m hoping to run out to the mall in a minute to check them out. Haha love the oh well funny – a sale is a sale and we must have all the matching items, right!?

  28. Yay for Labor Day Sales! That Madewell bag is too cute! I shared your link today in my Friday Favorites. I have really enjoyed reading all your blogging tips as I am just starting out and trying to up my following. And I totally had a starstruck moment when you favorited my tweet! Thanks for always sharing your tricks and your funnies are always spot on! Have a wonderful weekend!

    All Things Big and Small

  29. I love the green color of that bag! It’s fun while still being neutral. I don’t like having to change purses for different outfits. :) Happy holiday weekend!

  30. Dani says:

    Love the song! Definitely has that chill summer vibe :) And thanks for the sale tips- I may finally bite the bullet and get the vest! Happy 3 days weekend!

  31. Mackensey says:

    I have ready mixed reviews on the herringbone vest; would love to hear your opinion and experience in comparison to the negative reviews! I am SO close to pulling the trigger on it.. ;-)

  32. Karly says:

    So many sales, so little time. :) Thanks for rounding everything up – I hope Ryan doesn’t divorce me at the end of this weekend, lol. Have a good one, lady!

  33. jillian says:

    ahh! so excited about all the sales this weekend. must. pace. myself ;) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  34. Love the vest! It is so true that it can be a total workout to get all my stuff out of the house in the morning. haha. Hope you have an amazing long weekend.

  35. I need a spiralizer! Do you have one you like?

  36. Lindsay says:

    I started sale shopping yesterday! It’s a marathon not a sprint ;) Have a great long weekend!!

  37. That herringbone vest is amazing, and I have been lusting after that same mint Kate Spade purse! Well all Kate Spade purses really. I need to lay off the sales this weekend because August was a huge money suck for me. Happy 3 day weekend though!!!

  38. Helene says:

    There are so many good sales right now! It’s hard for me to pick! This is awesome!

  39. That spiralizer recipe looks fabulous!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  40. I love that vest! I am trying so hard not to spend money right now, but the Kate Spade sale might get me!

  41. Gina says:

    Ok, the recipe again!!! Right up my alley. My spiralizer is my best friend now bc once I hit 35 I could no longer even look at normal noodles without puffing up like a Macy’s Day float. Seriously. GRRRR.
    You’ve also reminded me that I really need that Madewell bucket bag.
    Happy Friday, pretty girl! Hope you enjoy your weekend:)
    XO, Gina

  42. Lara says:

    Oooo, I love that bucket bag. Sooo much…

  43. Danielle says:

    That dish looks delicious! Love the bucket bag!

  44. Svetlana says:

    Love that Kate Spade purse!! Hope you have a great weekend! – Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

  45. Owen Davis says:

    J Crew factory is my jam. And obvi I’m in love with that Kate Spade purse! I’m having a hard time purchasing Fall/Winter clothes when it’s still in the 90’s in NC but can’t wait for cooler temps and to spice up my winter wardrobe. Xoxo

  46. marie says:

    Ooh so many good sales!! That bucket bag is so fab! Have a great weekend!!

  47. I really need a spiralizer! I am obsessed with my J.Crew vest too! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  48. That Madewell bucket bag is so cute! I love Madewell bags. The one I have has held up so well. That last gif. SO accurate. Enjoy your weekend!

  49. Ugh I had a student this week tell me that something had to be fact because they saw it on… INSTAGRAM!

  50. Emily says:

    Adding that spiralizing meal to my menu this week….YUM.

    Um…can you pretty please do a post all about back pack purses?! :)

  51. Amanda says:

    Nordstrom sale? I hate you. (Well, I love you but PETE is going to hate you…)

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