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Ten for the Weekend: Holiday Sales and Deals to Wrap 2014

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Happy Saturday, BABs! Sorry this is late, but trust a sister: It’s worth it. There are some great wedding-friendly deals and some stunning sales from some of our favorites. This is the last Ten for the Weekend for 2014 as we’ll be taking a break starting Wednesday (don’t worry, we’ll be revisiting our top posts from the year over the holiday break), but we’ll be back with tons of broke-ass goodness in 2015!

1. Anthropologie is knocking 20% off select gifts through the weekend.

Anthropologie Quartz Fringe Drops

These earrings would be amazing for a cool wedding, and they’re $35.20 on sale.

2. In need of a last-minute gift? Zazzle is taking 15% off all orders + 50% off express shipping with code SHIP4HOLIDAY through 12/22.

3. Taking a break over the holidays? Get your craft on with Craftsy’s Best of 2014 Course Sale where all classes are $19.99 or less.

4. Ice yo-self the right way with 20% off all orders + free shipping at DiamondStuds4Less with code DS4LLOVE.

5. Banana Republic always has great stuff around the holidays, and now they’re having a 40% off sale until 12/22.

Banana Republic Chiffon Halter Dress

Get married in this under-$100 frock!

6. Head on over to BAB homie ModCloth and take full advantage of their 50% off Markdown Sale!

7. Fun knee-high socks are a winter staple, and The SoxBox is taking 10% off all orders until 12/22 with code GIFT.

8. Blurb books are a great way to display wedding or engagement photos and you can take 20% off all orders until 12/31  with code DECEMBER-2.

9. Early spring brides might want to start thinking about wedding invitations, and Wedding Paper Divas is knocking 20% off suite components with the purchase of 20 invitations and 20 response cards until 12/23.

Wedding Paper Divas Tropical Romance Wedding Invitations Bamboo

I found your destination wedding invitation.

10. Guess is taking 30% off full price styles until 12/28 and they have a holy butt-ton of sparklez on their site.

Happy shopping, BABs!

2014 Gift Guide: For the Love of Design

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There’s nothing quite like a well-designed product — either aesthetically or for usefulness … but it’s really great it it’s both. Whether it’s sleek and simple, fun and quirky or just one of those “D’oh! Of course! It makes total sense!” (See: this cutting board, which I didn’t include because I’ve obsessed enough over it.) And of course, once I got to looking, it was like a rabbit hole of awesome. So, I present the latest installment of The Broke-Ass Bride’s 2014 Gift Guides, chock-a-block full of radly (I have a friend who is going to HATE me for that) designed goods. There’s quite literally something for everyone on this list, and it’s all under $75.

The Broke-Ass Bride's 2014 Gift Guide For the Love of Design

Top Row, from left: It’s decor and greenery! Boskke Sky Planter, $19.99 || If they get revved up by good design, let them doodle their own, no matter where or when. Moleskine Gift Box Travel Set, $47 || A magnetized bottle opener is a beer-drinker’s best bottle-cap collecting friend, and this one is gorgeous. Areaware Magnetized Bottle Opener, $14.00

Second Row, from left: It’s old-school, yet modernly irreverent and your best homie will surely appreciate every ounce of it … especially if you make the cross-stitch your own damn self. B*tch Please Cross-Stitch Kit, $20 || These little carafes with wood toppers are so cute but so sleek and would be perfect for whatever schamazing sauces you put on your foodstuffs. Zest-Dressed Cruet Set, $29.99 || I love this water filter set to the end of the Earth — it’s pretty, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Soma Sustainable Water Filter, $60
Third Row, from left: It’s an old-school gramophone, updated to look awesome for the audiophile in your life. Premium DIY Gramophone Kit, $55.99 || Sure, you could probs use a tennis ball or your wonderful significant other, but this thing is like MADE for your feet to help soothe stress and banish pain. Foot Rubz, $5.99 || You or a person (kid or not) you know can totally create alter egos out of little peg people, and you know it’s going to be rad. DIY Peg Doll Craft Kit, $28

Fourth Row, from left: Let your whiskey get a slight chill and a little water without tasting like the dregs of melted-ice booze. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge, $14.95 || As a cat owner, wall-mounted vases are a mother effin’ brilliant idea. Trees Company Vase Set, $19.99 || A triple-sided jewelry stand that also evokes trees just looks schamazing, amirite? Driving You Wilderness Jewelry Stand, $24.99

Bottom Row, from left: GUYS. THIS. Because seriously, how fucking cute? Pawcet, $24.99 || Forget cootie catchers, teensy-tinesy folds or paper airplanes. Origami Sticky Notes, $4.35 for a pack of 100 || Um, how about a fish tank that also happens to grow plants and essentially sustain itself? The fish poo feeds the plants, the plants clean the water … and you just have to remember to feed the fish. Aquafarm: Aquaponics Fish Garden, $59.99

Ten for the Weekend: Weeping Angels, Useful Giraffes, Flirty Aprons and Crafty Goods

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Man oh man, this December has been messing with me. For the last week, I’ve been thinking it’s a week closer to Christmas than it really is, and that struck total fear into this girl’s hear. But, lo and behold, it’s exactly what day it’s supposed to be. Funny how that works. And since it’s Friday, and Friday afternoon at that, it’s obviously time for Ten for the Weekend. This week, get your mitts on some geekery, some fun home things, darling dresses, flirty aprons and a few different crafty items.

1. Lord & Taylor is having one of their schamazing Friends and Family sales, with an extra 25% off almost everything until 12/17 with code FRIENDS.

2. If you’ve been paying attention to our Gift Guides, you’ve noticed that a ton of the goods are coming from ThinkGeek — and it’s a good time to get on gettin’ on it because ThinkGeek is having a 25% off site-wide sale + free shipping on orders of $40+ with code USALERT until 12/15.

Weeping Angel Nightlight

Because, clearly the Whovian in your life needs this Weeping Angel nightlight.

3. Get yo craft on and save some skrilla with 30% off your entire regular price purchase at Michael’s (online only) with code JINGLEBELLS.

4. Turn those wedding photos or engagement pics into wall art with 15% off at Magic Murals with code HOLIDAY15 until 12/30.

5. For TODAY (12/12) only, Fab.com is knocking 30% off home decor (discount applied only when you use this link).

Fab.com Giraffe Container

Clearly, your animal-loving friend is going to adore this giraffe container.

6. If you’re already starting to look at Save the Dates for your wedding, Wedding Paper Divas is knocking 20% off those bad boys until 12/16 with code 20DECDATE.

7. Ain’t that sweet! My M&Ms is taking 40% off all 5 lb. personalized bulk bags of the chocolate candies with code DECBULK40 through 12/14.

8. Need a cute holiday frock for a party? ModCloth is taking 30% off regular-priced dresses through 12/13 with code DRESSUP.

9. Another one for the crafty among us: Craftsy is having a “Stuff Your Stocking” sale on yarn, sewing and quilting products until midnight tonight.

10. I love when Flirty Aprons has a sale, because I freaking love their aprons. And right now, they’re on sale for 60% off when you use code HOLIDAY60 — but it ends tomorrow!

Flirty Aprons Kenzie

Flirty Aprons got a few new styles in and I’m dying over this Kenzie look.

Happy Shopping, BABs!

Ten for the Weekend: Sweet Deals On Lots of Goods

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Damn. It’s hard to find a good sale after being pummeled with them all during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But, of course, I couldn’t leave y’all without a killer Ten for the Weekend, now could I? No. Because that would be not awesome. Below we’ve got M&M’s you can put your face on, hot styles for the fella in your life and more sparkly discounts!

1. Whether your family sets out M&Ms for the holidays or you and your honey are considering a candy buffet, this deal is sweet: $20 off My M&M’s order of $50 or more when you use code MYMMSCASH20 until 12/7.
My M&Ms Personalized Candies
Oh, honey, you’re just so sweet! *CHOMP*
2. Banana Republic has always made some of my favorite winter clothes, but they tend to be a little pricey. But now, you can get 40% off your full-price purchase with code BRXODAYS until 12/7. Restrictions apply.

3. Hunting for your wedding stationery? Take 30% off site wide at Wedding Paper Divas with code CYBER30 until 12/9

4. Help the dude in your life look a little more dapper this season with 30% off sale items at Bonobos with code FROSTY until 12/7.

Bonobos Foundation Cotton Suit Jacket

What’s up, $100 suit jacket?

5. If you’ve been wanting to get a big print of your engagement or wedding photos, now’s the time. Get 25% Off All Orders at Art.com this month with code CHEER25.

6. Functional design powerhouse Quirky has some of their best-selling designs on sale for between $1 and $10 for a limited time. 

7. If you’re going to need extra bakeware for the holidays, head on over to Sur la Table and save 40% off select bakeware until 12/7.

8. Whether its for a holiday party or a wedding shower, get personalized gifts at 25% off from Beau-Coup until 12/6 with code FORYOU.

9. A sale a day, everyday: ModCloth is taking 25% off in their Category of the Day sale! Use the day of the week as the code for items in the specified category until 12/7.

10. If you liked that unicorn rug from this week’s gift guide, then go get it from ThinkGeek, where you can save up to 60% on tons of cool shit, like unicorn slippers, soap and rugs. #duh

Magical Unicorn Rug from ThinkGeek

Srsly. SRSLY.

Happy Shopping!

 

Ten for the Weekend: 52 Smokin’ Black Friday Deals

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Hey, BABs! Y’all nice and stuffed from the turkey overload? As promised, I’ve compiled all the best Black Friday deals I could find. There are two exclusive deals just for Broke-Ass Brides, and some amazing discounts from your favorite stores. Planning on having twinkly lights at your wedding? Be sure to check out the Target and Home Depot links below. Love BHLDN’s dresses? It may have gotten marked down. You guys, there’s a ridiculous amount of awesome in here! Happy shopping!

Ten for the Weekend 52 Black Friday Deals

BAB Exclusives

Dessy is offering BABs 20% off SITEWIDE, y’all.

Silver Charm Events: Resident #RealTalk guru and L.A. wedding planner Liz Coopersmith has the hookup — including a great deal on her e-book.

DiamondStuds4Less: 1/2 carat genuine diamond earrings in 14K white gold $189 with code GETMETHESE – GUYS, these are normally $481

DiamondStuds4Less BAB Exclusive

Wedding-y

House of Brides: 20%-80% off retail with an extra 5% off with free shipping. Use code BLACKFRIDAY2014

BHLDN: Their biggest gown sale yet!

Ann Taylor50% Off Entire Purchase with code THANKS

LunaBazaar: 8% off Christmas Ornaments at Luna Bazaar! Enter code ORNAMENTS8 at checkout 

Beau-Coup.com: 25% off sitewide and Free Shipping with orders of $50+

A Gift Personalized: 15% off sitewide and Free Shipping with $35.00 order. Use code AGPFREESHIP11

Bloominous: Get 10% off with CLUBBLOOM10 at checkout

ModCloth: 50% off new arrivals

ModCloth

Stationery

Tiny Prints:  Save 30% + an EXTRA 10% with code BLACKFRIDAY

Minted: Enjoy 20% off your holiday card order of $150+ or 15% off your holiday card order of $100+

VistaPrint: Up to 60% off sitewide. Enter code BESTDEALS 

 ZazzleUp to 60% off with code ZAZCYBERWEEK

Wedding Paper Divas: 30% off sitewide with code BLCKFRI25
Wedding Paper Divas 25% Off Sitewide Black Friday 300x250

 

Jewelry

Stella & Dot:  25% off sale items

Kendra Scott: 15% off + free ground shipping with code BFCM2014

Her Fashion-y

Athleta:  20% off. Use code FIT20.  Restrictions apply.

Bluefly: Women’s Apparel Now Up To 80% Off

Nordstrom: Huge markdowns across all departments.

SheInside: ]Take an additional 10% off Black Friday prices with code BLACKFRIDAY

Express: 50% off online purchases

Free People: Save up to 50% off select items

BCBGSpend $200 save $50, spend $300 save $100, spend $400 save $150

Urban Outfitters: Take an additional 25% all sale online all day 

Forever21: Deals from $4! Extra 30% Off Sale Items! Free shipping on All Orders!

Piperlime:  25% off. Use code THANKFUL25. Restrictions apply. 

Old Navy: Up to 50% off everything online. Restrictions apply. 

Kiyonna: Select dresses $40

Rent the Runway: 20% off orders of $75+

J.Crew:  30% off select full-price, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY

Hourglass Angel 20% off orders $79 or more + free shipping sitewide 

Saturday by Kate Spade: 30% off sitewide with code y DEALME

Asos: 30% off with code TGIBF

Banana Republic: 50% off 1 full priced item + 40% off your purchase. 50% off; use code BRFIFTY. 40% off; use code BRFORTY. Restrictions apply.

His Fashion-y

BlueFly: Men’s apparel, accessories and shoes up to 80% off

Bonobos: Receive 25% off a purchase of $150 or 30% off a purchase of $250 with code BLACKFRIDAY

 

Foodie / Kitchen-y

WineoftheMonthClub.com: 15% off gift assortments. Choose from 2 Bottle, 6 Bottle or 12 Bottle wine assortments.

World Market: 50% on many products with code SAVEBIG10

Flirty Aprons: 50% off + free shipping with code BLACKFLIRTY50

Sur la Table: Savings sitewide

Artsy

AllPosters.comSave 40% on all orders with coupon code VFF722 

Magic Murals: Take 10% off orders $57 to $200; 15% off orders $200 to $400; 20% off orders $400 and above

 Miscellany

Target: Sitewide sales

Craftsy: All classes $19.99 or less

Craftsy

Home Depot: Deals sitewide — BRIDES: Keep an eye out for deals on string lights!

Harry and David: Up to 50% off select items

Groupon: Deals on goods, services and more!

Fanatics.com: 25% off plus free shipping on orders over $50 with code TURKEY

ThinkGeek: Up to 60% off 100+ items and take up to 30% off sitewide with code ELFINSALE

Anthropologie: 25% off all items with code HOLIDAY  e

Fab.com: 30% off clearance

Poppin20% off $60+ and Free Shipping w/ code BFPOP2014. Excludes Furniture, Lighting, Wall Art, + Gift Cards

Amazon: Huge savings on pretty much everything

 

Get Inspired: Punch It Up with Berry, Cobalt Blue and Rose Gold

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While I’m always going to be the biggest advocate of black white and gold glitter, I have a lot of love for bright colors. Cobalt blue has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember — my mother used to collect cobalt glass — and I love the way it pops next to a bright, rich berry color. Add in some pink-tinged rose gold for a little accent and you’ve got a gorgeous color palette perfect for any time of year. All of these finds clock in at under $150, and some of them are even on deep sale right now.

Get Inspired Berry, Rose Gold and Cobalt

 

Top Row, from left: BHLDN Multi-Colored Wheels,  $22.00 $12.00 || Dashington Flat Cobalt Blue Marbles from Amazon $9.95 for 250-300 marbles || LunaBazaar Tall Fuchsia Pink Capiz Candle Holder $12.80

Middle Row, from left: Lulu’s Sweepstakes Winner Royal Blue Skater Dress $95 || BHLDN Rosalie Dress $200.00 $120.00 || Ann Taylor Jacquard Strapless Wedding Dress $795 || BHLDN Candence Gown $1,950.00, $1,200.00 || Express Pleated Keyhole Fit and Flare Dress $79.90 $39.95 || ModCloth Sapphire and Ice Dress $129.99 $90.99 || ModCloth Bright Where It Belongs Dress$79.99

Bottom Row: BaubleBar Starlight Ear Set $34 || BaubleBar Violet Flounce Collar $44 || ModCloth Never Too Elated Heel in Garnet $59.99 || Zappos Madden Girl KopyKat $49.50 || Angara Solitaire Bezel Round Blue Sapphire Promise Ring $599 $359

What are your wedding colors? Do you have any Get Inspired color requests?

 

2014 Gift Guide: Office Accessories for the Workaholic

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We all have that person in our lives — I, personally, AM that person — who just puts their all into work. She works well past the 5 o’clock cutoff time, and is often busted answering work emails while ordering the next round for happy hour. She loves her job, and it’s a good thing, because she spends so. much. freaking. time. doing it. As her super supportive homie, you ply her with booze in her downtime, listen to the latest office dramz and cheer her on when she gets rewarded for a job well done. And you know that fun, sweet office supplies can liven up even the most dreary day on the clock. And all these are under $50, so BOOM. Here’s The Broke-Ass Bride’s 2014 Gift Guide for the Workaholic in Your Life:

2014 Gift Guide: Office Accessories for the Workaholic

1. Sometimes, it’s all about the write stuff: A fun pencil will help make the most mundane note-taking even better. Stationery of the Art Pencils from ModCloth, $8.99 for set of 8 || 2. Pretty notebooks have a way of making writing stuff down even more enticing. Metallic Gold + Silver Thin Notebooks from Poppin, $6 for set of 3|| 3. Nothing says fancy quite like a gorgeous Kate Spade pencil case. Kate Spade Gold Dot Pencil Pouch from Paper Source, $29.95 || 4. Help her keep her shizz organized and adorbz with this letter organizer. Dachsund, Sealed and Delivered Letter Organizer from ModCloth, $12.99 || 5.  Obv., a T-rex would be a great work companion — and is perfect for anthropomorphizing on those bad days. Memo-saurus Desk Organizer from ModCloth, $12.99 || 6. Help her send a subtle message with this iPad Mini sleeve (created by our homegirl, The Bloggess). “Be Nice or I Will Stab You” case from Zazzle, $49.95  || 7. A purrfectly cute paper clip holder is a great desk accessory. Meow You’re Organized Paper Clip Holder from ModCloth, $14.99 || 8. A dry-erase notebook would solve many of this blogger’s to-do list issues, and it’s an eco-friendly way to make those lists. Oban NuBoard Dry Erase Notebook from Memoji, $30|| 9. Don’t we all need a mini ninja to help us tackle work issues? Cubebot Ninjabot from Memoji, $15 || 10. Get it together, fancy-style! White + Gold Stapler from Poppin, $18|| 11. A request to do those financials might be music to her ears if she can use this musical number for her math stuff. Piano Calculator from Paper Source, $12.95

Ten for the Weekend: Pre-Turkey Day Sales to Make Your Wallet Happy

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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!

Five for Friday: Cool-Girl Coats and Jackets to Keep You Looking Hot

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So, this cold front, you guys. It’s cold, isn’t it? I swear I moved to Texas to try to get away from the cold, but it’s following me. And what are you supposed to do if one of these jerk cold fronts come in just in time for what you thought was going to be a temperate autumn wedding? Well, you get a rad cover-up, that’s what. Sure, jackets or nice sweaters can be an investment — but it’s just that: An investment. If you spend a little money on a good piece, then it should last a while. And whenever you wear it, you’ll likely think back to your wedding, which is like a double-plus bonus. So for this Five for Friday, I hunted down five smokin’ hot jackets, coats and sweaters to keep you looking cool on your wedding day and all these beauties clock in at under $120.

ModCloth By Innovation Only Blazer in White

 

By Innovation Only Blazer, $39.99 at ModCloth

Classic blazer. Not-so-classic cut. This would be so great with a ballgown or A-line dress. Bonus if the dress has a ton of sparklez.

Unique Vintage Black Button Up Cropped Cape Coat

 

Black Button Up Cropped Cape Coat, $62 at Unique Vintage

A cape, you guys. A CAPE.

Lulu's Glamorous Furry Up Oversized Cream Shearling Coat

 

Glamorous Furry Up Oversized Cream Shearling Coat, $111 at Lulu’s

Going for an Old Hollywood feel on your wedding day? Channel the glamour pusses of  Tinsel Town and rock this bad boy.

SheInside Red Long Sleeve Oblique Zipper Pockets Coat

 

Red Long Sleeve Oblique Zipper Pockets Coat, $32.99 at SheInside

Who said you have to wear white? If red is part of your color scheme, don this gorgeous number for some outdoors shots.ModCloth Visibility Oak Jacket in WhiteVisibility Oak Jacket, $69.99 at ModCloth

You know you’d feel like a total badass rocking a moto jacket with your gorgeous dress. I mean, come on.

How are you planning on staying warm during your wedding, all you winter BABs out there?