I’m not afraid to admit that Old Navy has long been one of my favorite places to shop. I’m not a particularly trendy dresser, so their usually classic and budget-friendly styles speak to me. (OK, more than budget-friendly, many of the items at Old Navy are just plain cheap… and I love cheap!) I’ve had the Old Navy website open on my computer for the past couple of days as I keep adding items to my cart because their fall styles are on point. Seriously, I’m giving Old Navy an A.
But you know what catapults them up to an A+? Through the weekend EVERYTHING* they sell is 40% off! No coupons are needed. Just add whatever you want to the cart and watch the prices drop.
*Sadly, the discount does not apply to Everyday Steals.
Believe me. I keep adding items to my cart.
Can’t stop, won’t stop and all that.
If you need anything for fall, I highly recommend checking out this sale. It’s a good one! And yes, while Labor Day – aka Sale Central – is next weekend, I’d be surprised to see Old Navy offering 40% off again so soon.
Ready to shop? Here are just a few of my favorite items that are currently 40% off:
As much as I enjoy lounging around during the summer months enjoying a cold beverage and reading a good book, I much prefer fall and winter when I can settle down under a warm blanket with some hot chocolate and a good book. I like the idea of summer but much prefer cool weather where I can layer up and consume some of my favorite hot beverages. Oh, and did I mention that some of the best books of the year tend to be released in the fall?
This is certainly the case this year as many big-name powerhouse authors are releasing new novels over the coming months. Names like Jojo Moyes, Maria Semple, Ann Patchett and Zadie Smith, just to name a few. While I find it tough to make time to read these days, I want to block off at least two whole weeks this fall so that I can properly enjoy ALL of the books below.
Obviously, there are a great number of male authors releasing books this fall, including names like Michael Chabon and Ian McEwan, but for the purpose of this list I wanted to focus on the women releasing new novels. There are a couple of women I hadn’t heard of before, but many of my favorite authors are included on this list and I am so excited to devour their latest creations.
Ready to do some reading this fall? Here are the new fall 2016 book releases that will be added to my Kindle ASAP.
Synopsis: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
Synopsis: One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Synopsis: A brilliant novel from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.
Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won’t swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother’s company. It’s also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he’s on vacation. Just when it seems like things can’t go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
Granted, Box of Style isn’t the lowest-priced box on the market. At $100 it’s actually one of the priciest, but if there’s one thing I can say about Rachel Zoe it’s that she does NOT skimp when it comes to quality. So I am prone to believing them when they say that you will receive $350+ worth of product for $100. I just can’t believe Rachel Zoe would ever allow anything to be sent out under her name that was cheap.
Here’s a look at what they included in the summer box, which was their first box:
Luv AJ Pavé Tusk Lariat & Open Crescent Ring Exclusive Set, Retail Value: $190 // Michael Stars Pastel Gardens Cover Up, Retail Value: $58 // OUAI Haircare Wave Spray, Retail Value: $12 // DreamDry The Dream Turban, Retail Value: $30 // YHF Los Angeles Cashton Brown Sunglasses, Retail Value: $40 // Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer, Retail Value: $38
All told, the summer box cost $100 and contained $368 worth of products!
The Box of Style ships out four times per year:
Spring boxes begin shipping mid-March
Summer boxes begin shipping mid-June
Fall boxes begin shipping mid-September
Winter boxes begin shipping mid-December
Based on this schedule, it’s almost time for the fall box to ship!
In addition to the United States, the Box of Style from The Zoe Report currently ships to Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Shipping is free within the United States, and only $15 to those countries.
Box of Style from The Zoe Report Fall Sneak Peek:
I’ve got you covered if you’re wondering what type of products they are going to include in the upcoming fall box! They’ve already released two awesome sneak peeks:
Donni Charm is a contemporary scarf line founded by Alyssa Wasko. Known for her contrasting fabrics and oversized 2-in-1 styles, their scarves and accessories complete any outfit. Donni Charm can be found in department and specialty stores around the world. Each scarf and wrap is touched with a hidden angel wing charm as a reminder of luck and love. The bi-colored oversized wool blend cape-scarf is 66” length x 56” width with black & white solid panels. ($197 retail)
Box of Style members are invited to select one of these 3 colors for their fall shipment: Mauve-A-Lous Darling, Wine Berry Flush, Inspiring Red to help elevate their fall looks – daytime or nightime. Color quantities are limited. New fall members will also be given the opportunity to select their color after they complete their first seasonal or annual subscription purchase. ($24 retail)
My parents instilled a love of travel in me as we always took at least one vacation each year. Most frequently those trips were to cabins in northern Michigan, but sometimes we did crazy things like taking a cross-country train to California and back. When I was 14 my parents put me back on the Amtrak, this time alone, to go visit a cousin in New York City. I caught the travel bug from an early age and it’s something I hope to pass along to my son.
One thing I’d like to do as a family is travel to all 50 states. I never did that with my parents, but I have friends who did and it always seemed like such a neat accomplishment to me. I mean, who really knows what kind of a mom I’ll be as my son gets older, but at least he’ll be able to look back and say that he saw the entire country… even if a good chunk of that came before he could remember anything. Ha!
Since I can’t remember where I’ve traveled myself, I assume it’s going to become tougher to keep track of the places we’ve taken our son so I’ve been on the lookout for a map that will help us keep track. If you’re planning on traveling the U.S. as well, here are some of my favorites that I’ve spotted on Etsy… now I just need to make up my mind and purchase one!
This travel map is great if you want to keep track of cities in addition to states. I also like that this one is already framed. My husband and I have a world map that we will eventually replace because it’s not framed. I was originally too cheap and/or lazy to get it framed, and now it’s in such poor condition that it’s definitely not worth the expense. Read More