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Where To Shop This Week

There are a multitude of sales happening this week, that it can get pretty overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, but know you want deals!

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stores that are having crazy sales this week in order to help you narrow down your wish lists and items you may not even know you’re looking for!

When I shop, I go to certain stores of specific items most of the time. I might go to ShopBop for a unique top, or pair of pants, or J.Crew for a neutral sweater (love this too) or these velvets pants that I’m dying for. I always go to Nordstrom or Bloomingdales for boots, like these, these or these. I really want these booties (on sale) specifically but I’m still not sure if I should do it! If I need something feminine I almost always look to Rebecca Taylor first, right now I really love this top and this sweater (really love the color!).

Honestly, which I’m sure you already know my instagram feed and blog, that I only buy my jeans from Madewell. Something about their fit and fabric fits me so nicely. It’s really hard to find jeans that fit perfect and Madewell has been that for me. I really love their high-rise skinny jeans and their high-rise boyjean (both on sale).

I’ve listed some of my favorite sales happening over the next week below, with the discount codes and what the sale entails! I hope this helps you narrow down some of your choices!




Rebecca Taylor: CELEBRATE (25% off)

Madewell: DONTSTRESS (25% off)

LOFT: GIFTITUP (40% off)

Bloomingdales: 15%-25% off based on spend of $150-$400+

Lo & Sons: 40% off Best Sellers

Net-a-porter: Up to 50% top brands

Urban Outfitters: 50% off everything, Buy one get one

J. Crew: THANKU (40% off)

Nordstrom: Designer clearance up to 40% off,  Extra 20% off Sale Items

Banana Republic: 50% off everything, no exclusions

Shopbop: MORE17 (20%-30% off based on spend of $200-$800+)



Oversized Cozy Coats

Michael Michael Kors Faux Fur / Madewell Atlas Cocoon Coat / Carven Wool-Blend Coat / Millie Relax Coat / Oversized two-tone coat / Mural Midi Coat / Borg Cocoon Coat / J.Crew Wrap Coat / Thread and Supply Fleece Jacket

This year I can’t stop reaching for oversized coats. I feel like I’m always wearing one these days, and for good reason; they are warm, cozy and very warm! Everything I need as the weather starts getting colder! I wanted to do a round up for you guys of some of my favorites! Many are on sale now as well, which is always good news! Whether you’d in the market for an everyday coat, or one that is more over-the-top I’ve mixed a bunch here that I really love, and I hope you love them too!

I’m wearing a Jil Sander jacket that I rented from Rent The Runway. I love it so much I might buy it!


Neighborhood Series: Battery Park City

Outfit #1: Petersyn Shirt (also love, this and this), Madewell Jeans (last seen here), Steve Madden slides

Outfit #2: RAINS Jacket (also love, this and this), Hunter Boots, Karen Kane Leggings

New York is a beautiful place, I love living here and the fact that I could never run out of things to do, or eat!

I’ve lived in the city for over 6 years, and have been to almost every neighborhood in Manhattan in some capacity. There are some neighborhoods I frequent more than others, so, naturally, I know much more about them, but having spent time in each neighborhood has allowed me to pick and choose my activity or dining style based on the location I’m looking to venture to. For instance, I know if I want a good comedy show, I go to Greenwich Village, if I want a vibrant rooftop bar experience, I go to the LES, and if I want to enjoy the quaint streets of the city, I head over to the West Village, maybe Bank Street.

My goal as an NYC’er is to learn and experience as much as I can about each neighborhood, but sometimes I get stuck in my habbits and frequest the same neighborhoods all the time. But as I begin this series, I’m excited to continue exploring so that I can share all of my new insights, eats and things to do in each of these areas with you!

To start off the series, I’m beginning with my very own neighborhood, Battery Park City!

I’ve lived in this area for over 4 years and I’ve developed such a strong love for it. When I first moved here from the East Village it was viewed as the “boring” neighborhood since it was nearby the Financial District, and there wasn’t much going on. When I moved, they were still in the process of rebuilding after 9/11. So you can understand why it wasn’t as hoppin’ as some other neighborhoods in the city.

However, even back then, BPC had a certain appeal to us; it was convenient. We have just about every subway line within walking distance, so it’s easy to get everywhere. So while there was not much going on down here in terms of nightlife, we had access to subways to get anywhere in the city. Now that construction is starting to slow down, Battery Park has completely evolved! Everything that was under construction is now finished and we now have great shopping, bars, and restaurants right outside our doors!  And among all of those things, I have amazing views on the Hudson River and a quiet and safe place to unwind and feel at home after busy work days uptown.

One of my favorite parts about this area is that it’s truly a neighborhood in every sense. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Emily, you live in NYC, there is no such thing as a ‘neighborhood feeling,”” BUT THERE IS! I PROMISE! Every Saturday we wake up, take Lex for a walk and grab coffee across the street. We see our neighbors in the building walking around outside, we say “good morning”, and we also see other familiar faces from arounf the area, just like we would if we lived in the ‘burbs. There are basketball courts and a playing field to hang out and toss the ball around too. Battery Park is a neighborhood in every sense, and I love that it’s mine.


Keep Reading for Restaurants & Things To Do




Le District

Good for

Groups, Date Night, Casual Dining, Weekday Happy Hour, Grocery, Outdoor Seating

Blue Smoke

Good For

Groups, Lunch and Dinner, Date Night, Casual Dining, Cocktails

Shake Shack

Good For

Groups, Quick Bite, Fast Casual, Lunch or Dinner

Schilling Restaurant

Good For

Groups, Date Night, Dinner, Happy Hour, Casual, Cocktails

Clinton Hall

Good For

Groups, Parties, Outdoor Seating, Beer Hall, Casual, Games

Sauce and Barrel

Good For

Groups, Date Night, Lunch or Dinner, Cocktails, Happy Hour

Gigino At Wagner Park

Good For

Groups, Date Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating



Hudson River walkway

Brookfield Place and Westfield Place Shopping

9/11 Museum

Bike Path on Westside Highway

Playing Fields for Soccer, Baseball, Football

Brookfield Place Ice Skating Rink (Wintertime)

Sail Boat Charters


I hope you keep coming back for more Neighborhood Series!