Black Friday Deals Worth Braving the Crowds For

Image via gamesided.com

Image via gamesided.com

Hey Ya’ll,

I’m not one to shop on “Black Friday” but if you are there are plenty of good deals to score this year. In fact, some of them are already LIVE and can be purchased online! Click HERE for a list of coupon codes that have already hit the web for “Black Friday” 2013.

Earns Wal-Mart StoresClick HERE for The Huffington Post‘s list of the top “Black Friday” deals at Walmart. What’s the best deal they’ve got? Walmart is offering to give YOU $26 dollars for an iPhone 5C ($49 on contract + $75 gift card).

Image via cnet.com

Image via cnet.com

And for all of the tech-lovers on your shopping list (or for yourself!), be sure to check out Cnet‘s list of the best tech deals available this “Black Friday” at stores like Target, Best Buy, Staples and Amazon. Click HERE for their reviews of each product/deal.

tg-lead-targetFor those of you who love Target as much as I do, Tom’s Guide has an excellent list of the best tech deals to score at Target, HERE. According to Tom’s Guide, “Target opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and doesn’t close until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. That’s 27 straight hours of continuous shopping. On top of its many sales, Target is also offering a 20 percent off coupon valid Dec. 1-7 for those who spend more than $75 on Black Friday. Plus, if you have Target’s “REDcard” credit card, you can take an extra 5 percent off the sale price.”

Lastly, Lifehacker has a great list of the items you should buy on “Black Friday” vs. “Cyber Monday”. Click HERE to check it out.

Please share any great deals you’ve seen advertised in the comment section below. Good luck and have a SAFE shopping day everybody!
-Brian

Target’s Tevolio Bridal Line: Dress Your Entire Wedding Party for Less!

Wedding party image via http://www.travel-babbles.com

Wedding party image via http://www.travel-babbles.com

Hey Ya’ll,

As with most aspects of planning your wedding, selecting bridesmaids dresses can be a time-consuming and expensive endeavor–especially if your leading ladies happen to be an opinionated bunch.

panel1This being said, it brings me great joy to tell you there’s a NEW affordable and easy place to find fabulous dresses for your wedding party and it just happens to be my absolute favorite store. Here’s a hint:

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That’s right! TEVOLIO is Target’s new bridal line available exclusively at Target.com.

Target Bridesmaids Dresses

The collection features styles for brides starting at $100 and bridesmaids and flower girls dresses at about $25. The name of the line was inspired by the Italian phrase “Ti voglio,” which translates loosely to “I love you” in English.

panel2So, if you’re looking to save some money and you’ve settled on your wedding colors, simply log onto Target’s website and figure out which of these options is best for the kind of wedding you’re designing:

Option 1 – All your bridesmaids wear the same color and cut/style. *You could have your maid of honor wear one shade lighter or darker of the same dress or put her in a different cut/style to set her apart from the group.

Option 2 – All your bridesmaids wear the same color but can choose ANY cut/style.

Option 3 – You assign each bridesmaid a specific shade of your chosen color to create an ombre effect with their dresses. *Again, you could go with all the same cut/style for the group with the maid of honor set apart in a different cut/style.

targettevolioweddinggownsWhile you’re at it, be sure to take a look at the options available for the bride on a budget. There are a few simple options available, and if they happen to suit your body type and catch your eye, you’ll have a LOT more money to spend on the rest of your wedding!

Wedding Dresses from Target

Some of the bridesmaids dresses could also work for the bride in white or ivory. Keep in mind, if they aren’t chic enough for the ceremony you’re envisioning, many of these dresses could work for the rehearsal dinner or even as a secondary dress to change into for the reception or after-party.

So what do you think of these budget-friendly frocks? Would you rock a Target wedding gown on your special day? Let me know in the comment section below. Also, I’m thinking about doing some follow up posts about how to style a wedding around each of these dresses… let me know if that sounds interesting to any of you!
-Brian

Target Gift Card Winner Announcement!

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Lots of you entered my most recent giveaway, so I wanted to quickly thank all of you for checking out my blog and for taking the time to share your New Year’s resolutions with everyone. For me, sharing my goals with others has always made me more successful in reaching them, so I hope that writing them out and posting them online can help all of you keep your fantastic resolutions throughout 2013 and beyond!

Now, onto our winner announcement! By random selection, today’s giveaway winner is… Jean Ju! 

target-gift-cardCongratulations! Since you said that your resolution for this year is to “go jogging and work harder”, maybe you can put your Target gift card towards a pair of new running shoes or some other form of workout attire? : )  Please email me at brianworley007@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all have a safe and fun weekend.
-Brian

Friday Favorites: TARGET GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

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Hey Ya’ll,

In an effort to start 2013 off with a bang, I thought it would be fun to give away something everyone would love to win: a Target gift card!

New_Years_resolutions-480x280To enter, simply share your #1 New Year’s resolution in the comment section of this post and you’ll be automatically entered to WIN a Target gift card!

Go ahead, let me know what you’re resolving to do in 2013, and you could win some free cash to spend at everyone’s fav store, Target! Keep in mind, a gift card is a GREAT way to say thank you to your favorite holiday party host or someone who gave you a particularly generous holiday gift… Good luck!
-Brian

More Posts Featuring Target:

Friday Favorites: The Target and Neiman Marcus Collection

Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary: My Centerpiece Design as Featured by California Wedding Day Magazine!

5 Accessories to Help You Look Chic During the Holidays

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Today, I’m sharing five different accessories you can snag online to help spruce up your holiday wardrobe—especially if you’re looking to make a big entrance at a party!

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All of these wonderful recommendations come from my friend, Celebrity Stylist Keylee Sanders of Style Studio. Keylee has appeared on E!, The Style Network, Lifetime TV, REELZ Channel, TV Guide, and QVC—she also happens to be a former Miss Teen USA!

So, if you need some help in the accessories department, check out her chic holiday picks below!

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Magnetic Bangle Bracelet in Clear/Gold from Target

This super-affordable bracelet pumps up any holiday dress. For an even bigger effect, double up and have an instant statement piece!  For the ladies who can handle over-the-top style, layer this with other large and small solid gold bangles!

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Delano Gold Skinny Baguette Ring by Alexis Bittar

If your significant other isn’t exactly the best Santa…why not treat yourself?  To some the holidays mean mistletoe and ham, to me it means time for gold accessories! This ring by Bittar is the perfect reward for a girl who has been nice all year long.

Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 5.07.34 PMOverture Clutch by Judith Lieber

Every girl needs something pretty to keep her smartphone and lipstick in while making the rounds at the holiday parties.  This clutch with go with everything from a cocktail dress to jeans and leather jacket adding a touch of style, sparkle, and holiday cheer everywhere you go!

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Charter Club Gloves, Touch Point Leather Gloves (Red)

Fashion is not always for fun… let’s face it, sometimes it just too cold to be cute, or is it? Charter Club has infused new technology with classic style. These gloves let you stay connected, warm and fabulous! *Bonus, they’re on sale!*

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Wired Headphone Earmuffs by Neiman Marcus

Warmth and entertainment have never been closer.  For those Fashionistas’ who can’t make their morning commute without their pep music, Neiman has yet again saved the day.  Now you can stay warm while warming up for your day!

Winter White Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Home and Tree!

Hey Ya’ll,

When decorating your home for the holidays, it’s important to remember that the best way to create the prefect balance is to pair inexpensive decor (or re-purposed items from around your home) with a few expensive pieces.

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I love this yarn-wrapped tree from West Elm (just went on sale!) to add a little drama to any room in your home. Next, set the stage by selecting a beautiful white and silver table linen with some texture and detail to it:

Then, to create a cohesive, chic, all-white look, simply pick and choose your favorite items from the collage below and scatter them throughout key rooms in your home. (Think: living room, bathroom and front entrance.) Keep in mind similar items you may already have at home for re-purposing, and of course, what your budget for this year’s holiday decorations will allow. Happy shopping!

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Frosted 52″ Tree Skirt
crateandbarrel.com

Flurry Pillow
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Glitterball Wreath
crateandbarrel.com

Snowball Candles
$5.18 – crateandbarrel.com

My Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Hey Ya’ll,

Besides Santa Claus, there’s only one other thing that most red-blooded, American children anticipate the arrival of this time of year, and that’s the Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Book!

So, on behalf of all the kids that spend hours carefully circling the toys that they want, only to receive clothes, socks and underwear on Christmas Day, I put together a parents’ shopping guide with this year’s hottest toys for kids from a handful of different stores.

In no particular order, here are the toys that made my Christmas 2012 must-give-gift-list:

1) The Furby

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2) One Direction Collectors Dolls

Target3) Fisher-Price Jake and the Neverland Pirates

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4) Disney’s Doc McStuffin’s Dolls

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5) Nintendo Wii U

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6) Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle

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7) Uglybuddies

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8) Crayola Digital Light Designer

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9) Barbie Fashion Doll

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10) Master Moves Mickey

Toys “R” Us