My Friday Favorites for November 16th, 2018 is the first Friday Favorites where I’m going to introduce one of my Holiday Gift Guides.  First up … hostess gifts.  Because you always need hostess gifts and you need them long before the end of December.  I have a few go to gifts that I keep stocked but I’ve also rounded up a few more personal options depending on the type of event or personality of the hostess. Don’t worry, I didn’t leave out the Friday favorites or the weekly sales round-up!  #GettingAllTheGoodStuff

Friday Favorites

One of the things we’ve been trying to be more conscious of in our house is our impact on the environment as individual contributors.  When I purchase items from Amazon and Target, I opt to check the box to consolidate shipments (I wish Nordstrom would provide this option).  I don’t need 14 individual shipments or the boxes they came in.

During “strawgate” I purchased these reusable straws which we keep in the car for our meal outings.  The boys love picking a color for everyone before we go in to dine.

We have also been cleaning the clutter from our house and using “free cycle” and buy-sell-trade groups to minimize the clutter that ends up in the landfill.   And I’ve been taking a long hard look at my closet.  It started with a clean-out but it didn’t end there.  I am really starting to favor brands that care about our earth too.  You are already aware of my undying love of Rothy’s but Everlane is another company that manufactures with an awareness of their impact.  #EveryLittleBit

The ReNew Lightweight Puffer - Everlane

Everlane recently released their ReNew line with outerwear created from recycled water bottles.  I’m a fan.  I ordered the puffer for myself (I ordered a Small and need to size up to a Medium).

I also ordered the fleece jacket; made entirely entirely from renewed plastic bottles.   41 to be exact.  #SoCool

The fleece jacket was supposed to be a gift for my husband but, well, it fits me?!?  He is going to need a size up. #MineNow

Based on the two pieces I purchased my recommendation would be to size up for both Men and Women.

Hostess Holiday Gift Guide

Subscribers to the blog got a sneak peek at the first Holiday Gift Guide early this morning (8AM EST to be exact).  To subscribe scroll down to the end of this post or choose Subscribe from the Menu.  (There will be more guides coming next week and you will be able to find them all here). My 9 to 5 Shoes Hostess Gifts Holiday Gift Guide

First up is the Host/Hostess Gift Guide with tons of Under $25 ideas to replace the over done bottle of wine.  #YourWelcome

Weekend Sales Round-Up

Many merchants are starting their black Friday sales early or giving preview sales for card holders or rewards members.  Below are the sales of note this weekend.

Abercrombie – All Jeans are 50% off through the Holidays (1/2)

Ann Taylor – 50% off for card members only through 11/18.  Use code SHOPFIRST.  No need to wait until Black Friday for their deals if you are a card holder – get them NOW because the deals aren’t going to get better and the merchandise is just going to dwindle!!

Banana Republic — Take 40% off through 11/20.

Coach – 30% of select styles with code THANKS18. Through 11/27

Lord & Taylor – Pre-Black Friday Sales up to 40% with code DEALS valid through 11/19.

Macy’s —Receive up to 30% off sitewide plus 15% off cosmetics with code FALLBACK. Ends TODAY!  They also have a Black Friday preview with code SCORE through 11/20.

Nordstrom — The Nordstrom sale is still going strong for two more days (11/18)!!  Take up to 40% off select fall styles.  You can see some of the pieces I purchased in last Friday’s post.  I also purchased the under $60 shoes above to upgrade my LBD.  They also come in black and nude.   #FishNetFly

Sephora – 15% off for all Sephora Insiders in store and online (Code BIBONUS) through 11/19.

Ted Baker – 25% off select items.  Pre-season Ted sales are a rare thing to come buy so it’s a good opportunity to snatch up that special piece now at a good price.  The three pieces I added to my cart:  Pleated Cardigan, Jacket and Shirt (also comes in a floral burgundy).  I tried this shirt on in Las Vegas and it was total love.

Have a great weekend lovely ladies!!