Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving/ Black Friday Sales

I have been getting questions about sales and trying to put together a list of some of my favorite places to shop during the holiday sales. Some of the sales have started and some have not. I am speculating on the sales they have run in the past for what will be offered but most have been these same deals for years.

J Crew 50% off and 60% off sale:

J Crew Factory 60% off:

Abercrombie 50% off and free shipping:

Abercrombie Kids 40% off and free shipping:

American Eagle 40% off and free shipping:

Target :


Zara usually does 30% off sitewide:

Asos usually does 20% off sitewide:

Missguided 50% off:

Urban Outfitters Buy 1 get 1 50% off:

Old Navy 50% no exclusions and it appears some items have been restocked!:

Ssense Golden Goose Sneaker Sale:

Spiritual Gangster 40% off:

Amazon great deals on kindles, fire sticks, books, etc.:

Hopefully this list is helpful!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LTK Day #4 Jcpenny

Today's sale is for a store that we regularly stop into when we are at the mall (maybe because it is one of the few left in that mall?!)

My original plan was to try and put together a few family holiday looks, but I wasn't able to find much left in my size. It seems like our local store is always picked over so I just let the girls pick out some of their favorite items. Besides the fancy dresses all the items were added to their Christmas lists.

Shop these looks through my profile (youngwidowedstylishmama) for extra savings today! or click the link on the top of this blog SHOP MY LOOKS to take you to these styles!

Monday, November 18, 2019


I didn't really post much about yesterday's sale because I am not really familiar with the brand. I did post what it was on my Instagram stories for those interested, but I wasn't comfortable giving recommendations, etc since I haven't used the products.

LTK Day #3 is one of my favorite stores! Anyone else add to wish list instead of to cart? I always have a wish list going strong on this site haha.

This is one of my favorite retailers because they carry petites and also wide fit in shoes. They were also one of the first retailers I came across that also carried maternity right after I had my girls and realized that there was a huge lack of cute maternity stuff.

Head over to the app to see shop today's deal or click the link on the top of this blog page (shop my looks) and it will take you to all these items to shop.

Check back tomorrow for the next deal....

Saturday, November 16, 2019

12 days of LTK--Day 1

If you haven't downloaded the app yet, you need to! It is the easiest way to shop and find products. Unlike Pinterest where you find the perfect outfit and click the link to only end up at a dead end, this takes you right to the product. It isn't just for fashion you can search home décor and products as well. You can follow your favorite influencers or just do a general scroll or by search terms. My name on the app is youngwidowedstylishmama so head over and give me a follow! I do make a small commission on the purchases made through the links and it also helps me know what people actually like and are clicking on that I post.

For the next 12 days LTK is going to have exclusive sales for people in the app. Today starts day 1 with one of my favorite stores from when the girls were little. They pretty much exclusively wore clothing from this brand. I couldn't get enough of the warm, cozy outfits.

Even today we still buy their pajamas. Lily is obsessed with one piece footed pajamas and this is one of the only brands that carries them.

Head over to the SHOP MY LOOKS tab on top of this blog page to take you to my page and shop all my picks as well as find out today's promotion for this brand or just hop over to the app!

Don't forget to stop by daily to see the other sales that are going to be going on!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Tartan love for the little lady

Nothing says "holiday time" to me more than tartan pattern. I love when families show up in this classic pattern for holiday photos. This pattern is timeless and classy. I love when it is mixed with furs and sequins. It can make for such great holiday photos.

I decided to link some of my favorite pieces for little girls in this post.  A few of the items my own girls own.

What is your favorite holiday pattern? Do you love or hate tartan?

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

November is stomach cancer awareness month and I will never stop providing information to others in hopes that it helps save someone else from going through what our family did.

No one ever expects to hear cancer and now it seems more and more young people are being diagnosed. I often wonder why this is? Is it the power of social media and just hearing about it more? Is it the chemicals all around us? Whatever it is, I see news of people being diagnosed all the time.

When Ray was sick we didn't hear of stomach cancer. Everyone would hear about breast cancer, but stomach cancer was unknown (at least to us). If maybe we had known what the symptoms were, what it took to diagnosis it maybe we would have caught it earlier. Stomach cancer is usually not found until it is pretty progressed so it may not have mattered.

The one thing I tell everyone is be your own advocate. He went to doctor after doctor thinking they were doing what they needed to do, but not getting any better. Tests were being done and he continued to feel worse. If we had known what test needed to be done maybe it would have made a difference? So much time was wasted on unnecessary tests and drugs prescribed.

I can't bring Ray back but I can educate anyone that will listen and hopefully it reaches someone that needs to hear it.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Halloween Thoughts 2019

This Halloween was different in so many ways. The girls are getting older and it really makes me sad. Never take for granted the days that they are little. Both being in middle school meant no Halloween parties, although both dressed up for school. I was a room mom every year except Summer's 1st year so it was a bit sad not having to run out and get supplies for the parties or organize anything.

On Halloween we always do a little party at our house and then my sister, brother, their significant others, and my bil all take them trick-or-treating while I pass out candy. This year my brother and his wife were in Brazil and my parents were with them. Their Grandma also just got out of the hospital and was unable to come see them either. It just felt a little different.

I guess I am starting to dread the day that they no longer want to dress up or go trick-or-treating.

Summer's Costume: Clearance find when Party City closed

Lily's Costume is linked: