November 30, 2015

My Wish List // Cyber Monday Sales


Now that I am fully out of my Thanksgiving coma, I am ready for a fresh start this week! What better way to kick it off than with checking a few things off my Wish list with cyber Monday steals! Below are some of my favorite brands and their current sales for cyber Monday, along with a few items I have my eye on. Being an avid online shopping myself, cyber monday has always been the perfect time to find those items I've been waiting for or to find something great for that special someone!


Home // Anthropologie

25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping, No Minimum

CODE: TBD

My Wish List:



Fashion // ASOS

U.S. 30% off everything

Code: BLESSED

My Wish List:




Fashion // H&M

Deals with up to 30% off entire purchase and free shipping, with an additional 40% off all sale items

My Wish List:




Fashion // Nordstrom

Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns

My Wish List:





Fashion // Revolve

Up to 80% off + 20% off all sale (11.29)

My Wish List:





Fashion // TOPSHOP 

Up to 50% off selected lines
DATE: 11.26 – 11.30

My Wish List:




Fashion // Show Me Your Mumu

Cyber Monday 50% off select styles all sales are final

CODE: 50FORMU

My Wish List:



Jewelry & Accessories // Loren Hope

 20% off sitewide and FREE SHIPPING plus GWP (free studs) for purchases $250+ 
CODE: THANKFULLY 


My Wish List:




Jewelry & Accessories // Kendra Scott 

15% off Everything + an extra 15% off when you become an insider. Free ground shipping on all orders! 

Code: SALE15

My Wish List:





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November 23, 2015

You Make Lemonade


And then there was one!

With the recent change for Pleasantly Petite, I wanted to take a moment to assure you, Pleasantly Petite's reader, that the blog will continue to go on as a Chicago based Fashion + Lifestyle blog from here on forward. Although it is a bittersweet ending for this part of Pleasantly Petite, Brittani's contribution of co-founding, creating, providing of amazing content and successful growth on Pleasantly Petite will be remembered through this blog. I am so appreciative of her contributions and am thankful for her time and efforts at making this blog what it is today! In wishing her all the best, please make sure you follow her on her new adventure with her new contact information below. 

That said, I can't wait to show you all the new and exciting things that are to come! I promise to uphold the quality of content that you are used to and because of that, I ask that you please be patient with me during this transition. I'm happy to bring you on this new journey!


Continue to follow Brittani (new blog coming soon!):

instagram: @brittfriedman
twitter: @brittfriedman
- pinterest: pinterest.com/brittanilauren 
- snapchat: @brittfriedman
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November 20, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons


Happy Friday all! Today is going to be my last post for Pleasantly Petite. I have loved working with Katie on this for the past two years! It's been a fabulous experience that I wouldn't change for the world! At this point in my life, having a new job and living a new life in a new city I've decided to start a new adventure on my own! I hope you all will follow me along on this new journey:

- instagram: @brittfriedman
- twitter: @brittfriedman
- pinterest: pinterest.com/brittanilauren 
- snapchat: @brittfriedman

I want to thank you all for a wonderful two years!!

XO 
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November 19, 2015

Denim Obsession

Usually I'm all about wearing leggings for pants, and sliding by with the most comfortable bottoms possible during the day, but there's nothing like the perfect pair of jeans. Especially in the fall, denim is a staple of mine, whether it's worn on the top or bottom. Because denim is such a durable fabric, it is one of the only clothing items I feel ok splurging on since I know it'll last me a long time. I'm focusing lately on finding the perfect fit and worn style for my petite frame. Below are some brands and styles that I already own, and LOVE, and some I can't wait to try!
  



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November 18, 2015

Currently Craving: For the Home

Even though I'm about 7 months moved into my downtown Chicago apartment, I still feel like it's a fairly new space. It takes a lot of investment and planning to get your decor and home accessories just right (I've returned a lot of pillows!). With the gift giving season right around the corner, here are some items that I'm currently craving on my wish list and would recommend to anyone trying to make additions to their new space or even start a revamp on an old one! 






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November 17, 2015

Kayokoko Swimwear: Cosita Linda Beachwear

 

Well hello there Tuesday! I’d like to call today’s post a tropical Tuesday post. I know it's the middle of November but that doesn't mean it isn't time to plan a warm weather vacation. With all of the holiday’s coming up (whose ready for Christmas?!) all I want to do is soak in some sun rays and work on my tan while lounging on the beach with a fruity cocktail in my hand! I’m sure most of you are right there with me! My mom keeps telling me how cold its been in Chicago and its actually been cold here in Los Angeles (okay don’t shoot me for saying that, the high yesterday was only 63 and the wind was out of control). My favorite part about planning for a warm weather vacation to paradise is shopping for new bikinis and cover ups. After lots and lots of searching the web for the perfect one stop online shop I finally found one! The perfect designer swimwear destination for you is none other than Kayokoko Swimwear! They carry all of my favorite brands like maaji, PilyQ, acacia, beach bunny,LSpace and cosita linda - the designer of the beautiful bikini I'm wearing in this post! My bikini I'm wearing is sold out from their 2015 collection but here is a similar one in a different print from their 2016 collection. Kayokoko ships their items for free to the US and Canada (always a plus in my book). The past 4 or 5 bikinis I've added to my now growing collection are from Kayokoko. I promise you that you’ll soon be addicted to this one stop shop just like I am! They have some major deals and sales that go on for black Friday so make sure you're signed up for their email list to get VIP early access totheir sale. It’s definitely not one you want to miss out on! I've already signed up my email and can’t wait to score some new bikinis! I think my favorite part about Kayokoko Swimwear is their wide variety of designer bikinis they have. I follow them on instagram, @kayokokoswimwear, and they’re constantly posting these gorgeous designer bikinis that have me falling in love and showcasing the new releases from designers that you can preorder before anyone else (who wouldn’t want to have first access to ordering new beachwear?!)! When I first came across the brand Cosita Linda on Kayokoko’s website I instantly fell in love. All of their designs, whether it be a bikinior a one piece, range from girly to bohemian. The one I picked has floral print and polka dots on them! A perfect print pairing if you ask me! Florals in the front and a polka dot party in the back. The material itself is also extremely comfortable. And if you ask me, comfort in swimwear is absolutely key! Cosita linda has even designed shorts to wear as a cover up that match each of their swimsuits. I don’t know about you but I love when swimwear has matching cover ups! If you haven’t checked out cosita linda before you need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and head on over to Kayokoko Swimwear and check out their new 2016 collection. And let me just tell you, it’s a good one! In fact, all of the new collections that Kayokoko has released are good ones. I have about 10 bikinis on my wish list from them and that list keeps on growing with every new release they have. If you aren’t already planning a tropical vacay by now, you definitely will be after looking at there website! So what are you waiting for?! Plan a vacation, you know you need it and head to the perfect one stopshop for designer swimwear and beachwear, Kayokoko Swimwear!


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*This post is sponsored by Kayokoko Swimwear & Cosita Linda, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

November 16, 2015

Fall Rompers & Jumpsuits

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! If you couldn't tell from my posts this summer I kind of, sort of, maybe have a slight obsession with rompers! I've come to realize that my favorite style of clothing can be worn even in fall and winter. The darker colors, longer sleeves, and pants on jumpsuits make them the perfect piece for fall. Shop my favorites below:





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November 12, 2015

Leather Weather


Another great thing about fall fashion? Bringing out the leather jackets! I have about three I wear on rotation. One is cropped (shown in the picture above), one is moto style and one is bomber style! Of course mine are all black but I want to branch out and add burgundy, white and grey to my collection! Below are a few of my favorite faux leather jackets out right now in a mixture of price ranges that I think you guys might like:





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November 11, 2015

Winter Blonde

This past weekend I finally got my hair done for the first time in 6 months. I constantly go back and forth with what kind of hair I want, hence why I haven't been back to the salon. Because I'm not a true blonde, I need to decide what kind of maintenance I want before choosing a color. I've been highlighted, all over blonde, and even more recently ombre, but I've been struggling to found a happy medium. Pinterest has been a great inspiration tool for me. While relentless searching, I came across a coloring effect that allows you to not have to go back to salon for months. More or less, it's a mix of ombre, baylage and highlighting that gives you color that lasts from the root - no name has been given to this technique so I've learned to ask for a combo of all of the above. My girl Jade at Salon 1800 is a master at this, if you're ever in the area give her a call! (use my name for a reference and receive $20 off at your first appointment!) Below you can see my inspiration and then the before and after from my time at the salon. It's safe to say I'm more than happy with my new look!



My Inspiration:








Before:                                End Result:


  





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November 10, 2015

Prosciutto Avocado Garlic Toast Recipe


Over the weekend I had the most delicious version of avocado toast! It was so good decided to recreate it and give you guys the recipe! 

Ingredients:

Butter
Garlic Powder
Avocado
Prosciutto
Bread of choice (I like french bread because it gets nice and crispy)

Directions:

1. Preheat over to 350 

2. Melt butter and mix in garlic powder for desired garlic flavor 

3. Brush the garlic button on both sides of the toast and place in the over until desired browning and crispness (like you would for garlic bread)

4. While the toast is in the oven, mash up the avocado 

5.  Once the toast is out of the oven, spread the mashed up avocado on top

6. Take the prosciutto and rip it up into smaller pieces and place it on top of the avocado

7. Enjoy your delicious avocado and prosciutto toast!

Buon appetito!

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