11/21

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Happy Friday, BABs! As we’re rolling into Thanksgiving Week, the deals are getting really good. Dessy is offering a great discount off their entire site, ModCloth is skimming a bit off the top of their selection of new arrivals and Fanatics has a great sale on autographed memorabilia. Oh, and next week? The post-Turkey Day Ten for the Weekend won’t be limited to just ten: I’m going to find all of the best deals to make your holiday shopping the most amazing ever. Cool?

1. Tiny Prints is having a killer 30% off sitewide sale until 11/23 when you use code 30SWSALE.

Tiny Prints Chic Greeting Stationery

True story: This is my own personal stationery. And I get compliments on it like WHOA.

2. Get your favorite sports fan a great gift and save some money: Knock $30 off $100 purchases of autographed memorabilia + free shipping at Fanatics.com until 11/23 with code SIGNED.

3. SheInside is having a ridiculously huge sale until 11/25.

4. Need a low-maintenance gift for the boozehound in your life? Get a Wine of the Month Club  membership for 10% off. 

5. If holiday cards just don’t cut it, head to Shutterfly and get 40% off anything on the site — personalized calendars, mugs or other gifts with code SHAREIT until 11/24 .

6. BRIDES: Dessy is taking 20% off everything on the site. Have you seen their gorgeous wedding dresses, all under $1000? Use code HOLIDAY until Dec. 1.

7. Your one-stop shop for all things fun and awesome, Fab.com, is taking an extra 20% off clearance.

Fab.com Unicorn Corkscrew and Record Coasters

If you feel so inclined to get your favorite BAB editor a holiday gift, this would totally do.

8. TBDress is having a whopping Thanksgiving presale with items on sale up to 85% off. and $5 off orders $69+ with code PreBF until 11/24.

9. If your closet needs a little sprucing up before the holiday party, get over to ModCloth where you can score 50% off brand new styles until 11/26.

ModCloth Always Gotta Sparkle Dress

Who needs a sparkly new dress?

10. Need a killer engagement party outfit? White House Black Market has a huge selection of hot little white dresses and they’re taking 25% off your entire purchase until 11/30.

Happy Shopping, darlings!

christen
  • 11/21

    Affiliate Disclosure Statement

    As of next week, the holidays are officially here. And you know what goes great with the holidays? Bubbly! (#duh) I love, love, love bubbles. Gimme a mimosa bar or even just a cheap bottle of Andre and I’ll be stoked. I live for it. So when my girl Davon over at the soon-to-be-launched TheBubbleista.com and I started chatting about holiday drink options, she jumped right in with an offer to share her top five budget-friendly bottles of sparkling wine and Champagne, which obv. makes the perfect pre-holiday Five for Friday. Or, if you’re dead-set on a Champagne toast at your wedding, but you’re working on a PBR budget, these bottles could be the answer to your issues. Because even broke-asses need a nice bottle of bubbly, amirite?

    Five for Friday- The BubbleIsta's Favorite Bubbly on A Budget

    Just because a girl is watching her pennies doesn’t mean she should have to deny herself the pleasures of sipping a little bubbly. The problem is, though, that it’s hard to find a sparkler that’s in the Broke-Ass Bride’s budget range that also tastes good. So what’s a girl to do?

    Don’t worry, The Bubbleista has got you covered. As a self-proclaimed Champagne and sparkling wine lover and aficionada, it is my duty to drink as much sparkling wine and Champagne as humanly possible, so that I can provide suggestions for you, the bubbly lover, to enjoy. I am so selfless.

    But I digress! Without further ado, here are my picks for 5 great sparkling wines for $10 and under. Yep, you read that right. Ten. Dollars. And. Under. Read on!

    1. Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut ($8):

    Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava

    This is my go-to for making bubbly cocktails like mimosa and kir royales. It a dry, lemony sparkler which makes it perfect for mixing.

    2.) Chateau Ste. Michelle ($10):

    An apple-y, citrus-y slightly sweet fizzer that works well with fried appetizers.

    3.) Poema Cava Brut ($10):

    Poema Brut Cava

    This sparkling wine has a wonderful, fruity aroma—think pears and apples and peaches.  This is a dry wine but it’s a really easy-drinking one. A versatile option, you can serve this from appetizers right through dinner.

    4.) Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava ($9):

    Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava

    This is a Spanish sparkler made in the French champagne style, so this has great creaminess and bubbles. This one is great for sipping solo as well as pairing with a variety of foods.

    5.) Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Rose ($9):

    Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Rose Cava

    Drink pink! This beautifully colored cava is full of cherry-berry aromas, strawberry flavors, and a touch of sweetness—perfect for lightly sweet dessert, fresh fruit, and even appetizers.

     There you have it! Even babes on a budget can bust open a bottle of bubbly. If any of these sparklers aren’t available at your local liquor store, or you just don’t have time to swing by, have no fear: all of these wines can be found at Wine.com. Cheers, and happy sipping!

    christen
  • 11/21

    Hey Nearlywed That Wedding Nightmare It

    There is one wedding-related recurring nightmare that I hear about over and over and over. Yes, more than the one where you look awful, despite hours of hair and make-up. Yes, more often than your groom/bride not showing up. Or the one the one where you can’t show up because you’ve locked

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    11/20

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    Hey BABs! This week we’re helping Sara get over a lovely lace Allure Bridals gown. Allure started as a retail store in 1998 and and has since expanded into a bridal manufacturer. Women go crazy for the meticulous attention to detail that make up these elegant gowns. We are helping Sara …

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    11/20

    LaRue to You How to Cook the Perfect Holiday Turkey in Only One Hour

    Now that she’s back from her crazy honeymoon tour, Dana’s cooking up some awesomeness over at her personal blog, LaRue … like literally. Since Turkey Day is like, literally around the corner, it’s a pretty perfect time to show you how to make that big ol’ bird in no time …

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  • 11/19

    Words to Wed By Excerpts for the Kids At Heart

    Full disclosure: I’ve been waiting to do this Words to Wed By, and really, it could be FOREVER long. Kids, man, they get all the good shit — toys, clothes, books that have wise and sweet words nestled nicely inside. It must have something to do with the inherent …

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    11/19

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    Dinner, dancing, dresses, oh my! When you came up with your wedding budget, did you base it on how much every individual detail would cost? How about all of those little details — did you decide any of them weren’t worth it?

    You’ve heard about our venue hunting adventure, …

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    11/18

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    I know our On Marriage series can usually focus on the poignant and serious, but this little ditty was just calling my name. I mean, MARRIAGE KITTENS, YOU GUYS. Written by Amanda Scherker for The Huffington Post, this article covers five wedding traditions of yore that definitely deserve to be brought …

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  • 11/18

    Christmas Ornament DIY

    This post was one of the first that made me really, truly fall in love with The Broke-Ass Bride when I was planning my first wedding. I loved the colors and the non-floral aspect … not to mention the budget-friendliness. I remember thinking it’d be so great to have …

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