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this outfit brought to you by my obsession with the ensemble’s costumes in Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812

[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) with light purple hair that’s pulled up into twin buns.  I’m leaning on a metallic pink cane that I’m holding in my left hand.  I’m wearing a bright orange tank top with a winking jack-o’-lantern printed on the front.  Under it, I have on a dress–only the skirt is showing.  The skirt is made of layers of sheer burgundy fabric (both lacy and plain) with a handkerchief hem.  Over the shirt, I’m wearing a black vest with gold buttons down the front.  I have on red, orange, yellow, black, grey, and burgundy socks under black boots with big platform soles and yellow laces down the front.  I’m wearing orange eyeshadow smudged on my face, dark red lipstick, a black choker, and a black watch.  As always, I have on my round black glasses.]


It’s Selfie Sunday a day late… oh no! But yesterday was good. The girlfriend and I went to Panera to drink coffee and work on writing stuff. And we decided to be fools and do nanowrimo in November despite failing miserably last year and despite the fact that we’re looking to move in together in the next month or so. So I’m kind of on a writing high in addition to my general fall excitement. 

I was proud of my makeup yesterday too and somehow it actually photographed decently so I had to include that one too. Also AHHHH red plaid top from Modcloth I’m in love with!


Cyber Monday! Best time to start planning for the party season because DISCOUNTS. Here are some of my top picks for the holidays this year, and there’s a 30% discount code on ASOS to go with it! The code is ILOVEMONDAYS and it’s valid on the US ASOS site. I rarely shop these days unless there’s a sale or I have a discount code, so I hope you can snag yourself some really good bargains with this!  

L-R from top 

Modcloth My Fair LadyLike Dress  //  The Whitepepper Organza Embroidered Polka Smock Dress  

Joanna Hope Embellished Mesh Dress  //  Starry Night Headband 

Toast Adelina Coat  //  ASOS Faux Fur Capelet Collar  

Glitter Chelsea Booties  //  Joe Browns Funky Reindeer Knit  

 Alice & You Painted Rose Tea Dress  //  Tabbisocks Flower Lane Textured Tights 

How to Shop Cyber Monday

We break down the best online deals


Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, is just a weekend away. We know from experience that the digital holiday can get a little overwhelming with deals on everything under the sun, which is why we made a guide to shopping the sales, along with our roundup of the best stores to hit. So sit back, read up and make out like a bandit without leaving your desk.

1. Make a List

If you haven’t already made a wish list of things you want to buy, do it now. There’s no guarantee that your size won’t sell out in half an hour, so it’s much easier going into it with a clear idea of what you’re looking for. We suggest creating a board on Wantering dedicated to your Cyber Monday wish list - that way, the items you want to buy are already at your fingertips.

2. Don’t Put if Off

Not to state the obvious, but it’s best to shop sales first thing in the morning. If you wait until mid-day or evening, chances are the colors and sizes you want will no longer be available, especially if they are popular items. Don’t let the fact that you can shop peacefully from your own bed fool you into thinking that everything you want will be waiting for you. Get up early and beat the rush.

3. Check Your Inbox

Aritzia - up to 60% off everything site-wide, plus free shippingSure, you may have a few pages of unread emails, but if you filter through current newsletters from shops and brands you love, you can see what kind of deals they’re offering all in one place. Plus, you may even get a deeper discount or an extra reward for being a subscriber.

Top Womens Sales

1. Aritzia - Up to 60% off everything site-wide, plus free shipping.

Jacoby Coat

Arnauld Blazer

ASOS - 30% off everything site-wide.

ASOS Funnel Neck Coat

Sam Edelman Pompei Mesh Tie Front Heeled Sandals

2. H&M - 30% off your entire purchase and free shipping on orders over $50.

Flared Coat

Leather Handbag

3. Shopbop - When you spend $250, get 15% off. Spend $500, get 20% off. Spend $1000, get 25% off.

The Cropped Straight Leg Jeans

Perforated Nina d’Orsay Flats


4. Nasty Gal - 50% off select items (can’t miss this one!)

5. Bloomingdale’s - 25% off select regular and sale priced items

6. ModCloth - 25% off EVERYTHING!

Top Mens Sales

1. ASOS - 30% off everything site-wide.

Minimum Shirt with Check and Contrast Pocket

ASOS Desert Boots With Shearling Look Lining

East Dane - When you spend $250, get 15% off. Spend $500, get 20% off. Spend $1000, get 25% off.

Contrast Sleeve Bomber Jacket

Clubmaster Sunglasses

2. H&M - 30% off your entire purchase and free shipping on orders over $50

Leather Messenger Bag

Denim Shirt


3. Urban Outfitters - Save $50 off $150, Save $25 off $100, Save $15 off $75

4. Bonobos - 30% off Site-Wide

5. Topman - 20 % off EVERYTHING!