Happiest of holidays, friends. Did you survive?? My Christmas ended up being pretty stressful, as my dad was sent to the hospital with double pneumonia. I found out how tough navigating an adult relationship with your parents can be when one is very ill. My parents (not wanting to worry me, I think) downplayed the situation until hospitalization was required, and asked us to postpone coming to Chicago to see them, which just caused me to worry more. Finally, after some great advice from my TME family (“just go!” they all said, a thought that hadn’t yet crossed my mind) helped so much. In what ended up being a holiday miracle, he was released from the hospital on Christmas Eve!
City-Chic & Comfy: Jess’ After-Christmas & Post-Holiday Sales Picks
So now, I’m decompressing with multiple servings of Bailey’s and coffee, and lots of post-holiday sales shopping! Join me for some well-deserved post-holiday stress-relief and buy yourself something you’ve had your eye on!
1. SPANX® Snake Print Faux Leather Leggings – You all know by now how amazing Spanx faux leather leggings are — we talk about them pretty much non-stop here on TME. The snake print version is SO good that I couldn’t resist buying two pairs this week! Plus, these are 40% making them less than $60!
2. Schutz Nicea Hiking Boot – I love stylish hiking boots and they are my go-to on winter weather days. Think of these hiking boots as the city-chic, street-savvy version of your regular boots with their bright red laces and crinkled embossed patent leather. Currently 40% off at Nordstrom!
3. Zella Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings – 40% off, on sale for only $35.40, and all sizes still available. Comfy, cozy, and with 500+ 4-star reviews! My favorite part: THE POCKETS. #POCKETSONEVERYTHING
4. Steve Madden Subtle Snake Embossed Chelsea Boot – I’m having a hard time trying to decide which I love more — the gorgeous snake print or the luxe embossed crocodile. I LOVE the city-chic silhouette of these booties: pointier toe and chunky heel. Up to 35% off at Nordstrom while sizes last. (Run small so order 1/2 size up!)
5. Leith Dolman Sleeve Cardigan – One of my favorite cardigans that I’ve found all year. At 40% off, it’s only $41.50! It also comes in SOOO many great colors like beige, burgundy, green thyme, light pink, tan and yellow.
6. Rachel Parcell Satin Pajamas – 40% off for only $41.40 at Nordstrom right now. My favorite color is the Pink Compact as shown the above collage, but the other two colors, Ivory Cloud and Sophia Floral Blue, are both gorgeous. These are great quality at an even better price.
7. [BLANKNYC] Suede Moto Jacket – Ya’ll, 50% off! 50% OFF!! Never have I seen my favorite suede jacket on sale for this much! I’m not kidding when I say this is my favorite suede moto jacket, EVER. Also available in coral and in sand and fits true to size.
8. MOTHER The Dazzler Ankle Straight Leg Jeans – Almost $100 off the original price. These are some of my favorite jeans, and they’re the perfect shade of faded black. The style is so perfect: retro-inspired, straight leg, perfect amount of stretch and cropped-ankle style that goes with everything!
9. Zella Reversible Faux Shearling Puffer Jacket – Hello, New Favorite Puffer Jacket, where have you been all my life? I LOVE everything about this jacket: the reversible style, the subtle camo, and the faux shearling. Get it for 40% off while it lasts!
10. Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic Lite Island Cardigan – Barefoot Dreams is known for having THE coziest cardigans, pullovers, robes and PJs, EVER. The reviews for this cardigan are OUTSTANDING, and their sale items always go fast. Hurry and pick this one up before it’s gone.
11. 7 For All Mankind® Slim High Waist Ankle Kick Jeans – One of my most wanted styles of the year. I love my coated black jeans, but this copper hue is so underrated and my new jam. They would go with everything (just like black coated jeans) and I’m all about the cropped flare fit.
12. Sam Edelman Faux Fur Trim Down Parka – These Sam Edelman faux fur trim parkas are the best. There are so many colors to choose from — black, light grey, light blue, navy, burgundy, white and black. Take your pick!
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Happy Post Holiday Sale Hunting friends!!
xx, Jess (IG: @JESSBOBESS)