Friday, November 29, 2019

{black friday sales 2019}

It's that time of year again! Black Friday is here and some of the best sales of the year have started :) This is normally when I buy all of my Christmas presents... I like to knock everything out and get the best prices on the things my family has asked for! However, this year I didn't have time to make lists for everyone beforehand. Kyle just got back from deployment last Sunday so my brain was focused on that, packing up, and traveling to the OBX for Thanksgiving with his family. We left yesterday morning. I couldn't help but wake up early this morning to get a quick list together for those of y'all that will be shopping!

Before you start shopping... I want to quickly say thank you for clicking my links and then making purchases :) I may make a small commission from your purchase and it helps support me and keeps this blog up and running! I know a lot of you ask me for links to shop through and it means everything. I love putting this together for y'all - even if it only helps ONE person!

Abercrombie & Fitch // 50% off site-wide. No code required.

Aerie // 40% off their collection

American Eagle // 40% off + free shipping!

Anthropologie // 30% off everything

ASOS // 30% off everything with code BIG30

Backcountry // Up to 50% off (30% off Patagonia, 25% off The North Face)

Banana Republic // 40% off site-wide. No code required.

Baublebar // 25% off with code FESTIVE25

Gap // 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY

Goodnight Macaroon // 30% off with code GIVING30 on any purchase, 40% off with code GIVING40 when you spend $250+, 50% off with code GIVING50 when you spend $450+

H&M // 30% off everything + free shipping!

Gigi New York // Gift more, save more - save $25 with purchase of $125; save $75 with purchase of $250; save $110 with purchase of $350; save $175 with purchase of $500; save $400 with purchase of $1000

J.Crew // 50% off with code SHOPEARLY for J.Crew members + 40% off with code WHYWAIT

J.Crew Factory // 60% off everything

Kendra Scott // 25% off everything or 30% off when you spend $300+

Favorite Pieces:

LOFT // 50% off with code FRIYAY

Recent Purchases:

LuluLemon // Lots of great items marked down!

Macy's // Doorbuster deals!

Madewell // 30% off purchase with code GIFTWELL

Mark and Graham // Up to 50% off Black Friday deals, 20% off + free shipping on everything with code FRIENDS

Nordstrom // up to 50% off select items + buy more, get more for Nordstrom members

Old Navy // 50% off everything

Recent Purchases:

Pottery Barn // 25% off site-wide with code THANKFUL

Revolve // up to 50% off tons of great prices

Sephora // $15 & under Black Friday deals

Serena & Lily // 25% off site-wide with code THANKFUL

Our Purchases for the home:

Shopbop // Buy more, save more! 15-25% off varies based on how much you spend with code MORE19

Sole Society // 30% off all shoes and bags

Spanx // 20% off site-wide (Everyone's favorite leather look leggings!!)

Stoney Clover // 25% off site-wide (won't last all day)

Topshop // 50% off site-wide

Tory Burch // 30% off when you spend $250+ with code THANKS

Tula // 25% off all orders site-wide with code BLACKFRIDAY19

My Favorites:

Urban Outfitters // Buy one, get one 50% off mix and match merchandise

Wayfair // up to 80% off + free shipping!

Waiting on Martha // 10-20% off site-wide

West Elm // Buy more, save more! 15-30% off depending on amount spent with code SAVEMORE

Williams Sonoma // 20% off your purchase + free shipping with code THANKFUL

Thank you again for stopping by Southern Anchors to shop for your loved ones this Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their friends and family and are excited for the Holiday season!

Love Always,

Friday, November 22, 2019

{maximizing your wardrobe}

One of my favorite things to do is mix and match my wardrobe. If you can't wear something more than one way then it's not worth purchasing... I think that goes without saying haha. I leave for Thanksgiving with Kyle's family in OBX next week and have already been plotting about what to pack. It's been gorgeous here in Key West (low 70s) so I can wear a light sweater but I'm anticipating layers and booties which is making me feel very festive! Packing has always been hard for me (things everyone says) because I want to bring everything with me but keeping a suitcase under 50 lbs is torture. So I thought it would be fun to share a couple of wardrobe staples and style them with some new Loft pieces I ordered - styling them in multiple ways!

I don't want you to view this blog post as "buy this" or "you need this" - instead, I want you to view it as an inspiration. I wanted to show how adding a poncho or changing your shoes can create a new outfit and dress it up or down!

All it takes is 8 pieces to create 15 looks:

Some basics... black pants, blue jeans, white sweater, and a black shirt! Plus two pairs of shoes

Some fun tops... maroon blouse and grey layered top!

Then top it all off with some cute ponchos... one grey and one olive green!

Adding a poncho on top or switching out your shoes is one of the easiest ways to transform an outfit! The best trick in the book ;) you can wear the same shoes and pants and nobody will know hehe. Plus, this is a great way to add some warmth if you aren't a lover of big scarves (that can sometimes get in the way of eating). It's also amazing to me that changing out of blue jeans and putting on black pants can elevate your look in a snap. I only wore two pairs of shoes for these outfits but adding heels to any of these outfits can work. Nude, leopard, black, OTK boots!

Which outfit is your favorite? I hope this was helpful and gave you some ideas to shop your closet a bit this holiday season :)

Love Always,

Monday, November 18, 2019

{6 amazon sweaters for fall}

I shared a quick try-on haul via IG stories today and it made my heart so happy that y'all loved my picks as much as I do! I also asked for everyone's opinions on how to share content like this and got a resounding YES to keeping the try-ons via stories. However, a lot of y'all had a good point that you wanted to have a place where you could go back and search for them on your computer too... SO I will keep doing Instagram try-ons but will upload all of the photos to a post here (along with uploading them all to so that you can find something easily! They are saved in my IG highlights too - I know everyone loves options.

6 Sweaters from Amazon to wear this Fall

Everything is linked below under the individual photos!

$27 - comes in 7 other colors

$26 comes in 5 other colors

$26 comes in 4 other color combinations

$28 comes in 7 other colors

$29 comes in grey and black too

$23 comes in one other colorway

Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather or bundling up and staying warm! I always say that it's possible to dress cute even if it's cold and these sweaters prove that :)

Love Always,

Friday, November 15, 2019

{birdie's leopard flats}

I wasn't lying when I said that I wanted a second pair of Birdie's shoes! The quilting on the bottom of the shoe is so comfortable it feels like a cloud. I also have a weakness for calf hair leopard in the fall... it's the best neutral in my opinion.

When the weather gets cooler this is always an easy, go-to look for running errands, grabbing dinner with a friend, or running errands. A classic pair of dark wash jeans with a big sweater and loafers - perfection! It finally hit low 70's in Key West this week and I knew this sweater would work well because it's lightweight and loose. The cut out shoulder detail is so cute and I love that it shows off some skin - makes up for the oversized look! It's a great price point from Amazon too. Since all of my sweaters are in storage I realized I was going to have nothing to wear when I went to OBX for Thanksgiving and Baltimore for Christmas! Amazon to the rescue! I didn't want simple sweaters - I ordered things that had fun colors or patterns and different cuts! I'm excited to share some more this season. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with family and being up East!

Love Always,

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

{rent the runway unlimited}

I've been using Rent the Runway for years to rent dresses for black tie weddings, galas, fancy events, etc! But it's been only a year since I started using Unlimited... probably feels like a lot longer since I talk about it all the time, right? I think it's safe to say I'll never turn back. My work wardrobe during the week is pretty much only RTR Unlimited - it makes getting ready in the morning so much easier (and more fun) when I have a new designer or new style to put on. It's also fun to be able to try out accessories like jackets, purses, and jewelry.

I know not everyone is familiar with RTR Unlimited so I'm answering some basic questions for y'all. If you want to try it out you can use code JROGERS50 to get 50% off your first month! That's the BEST deal that Rent the Runway is offering!!

How much is it each month?
It is $159 a month but with my code you get your first month for $79.50!

Is there a limit to how many things you can rent per month?
You can rent up to 4 items at a time with the option of renting additional pieces for an extra price! But you're able to switch out as many times as you want during the month.

How do you return things?
Simply package everything you rented (plastic bags and hangers too) in the blue canvas bag the items were delivered in. There is a prepaid return label inside that you put in the front pocket, zip it up, lock it (with a provided zip tie inside, but it's not necessary), and then place it in a UPS bin. It normally takes two business days to be scanned at a return facility. Once the items are received you'll be able to place your next order in your account.
If you live near a store you can drop off and scan at a RTR - the second you scan the barcode and place the item in a bin a spot opens up in your account. Lots of WeWork locations offer this option too. Scanning and returning in store allows you to avoid the return shipping and delivery times!

What is shipping like?
It normally takes two business days for my order to arrive if I place it before noon!

How does returning things at the store work?
It's a piece of cake: simply find the barcode on the garmet or accessory box/bag and scan it under the iPad's barcode reader, the iPad will say "thank you [your name] for returning your item", place item in the bin along with hangers/plastic/garment delivery bags, and then try on new items to rent right away or place your order online.

Are there limits to what you can rent?
Nope! Everything you see on the Unlimited page is available for you to rent :)

How long can you keep an item?
As long as you want! If you have a RTR Unlimited membership every month then you can rent it as long as you'd like. But, if you're using something that often you should take advantage of your membership and purchase it.

Can I switch out in store if something doesn't fit?
Yes, absolutely. But sizes in stores can be limited so don't bank on a size or item being available. I rely on the online review heavily. I try to make a point of taking a photo of myself in everything I wear so that I can help other future renters out!

Can you go to the store to try on things before?
Yes and if  you find something you love you can rent it and leave with it in one visit.

How does it work with cleaning the clothes? Do you have to wash before returning?
Renting is truly the most sustainable practice in fashion! You don't have to clean or wash anything that you rent. All of the plastic that you send back gets recycled as well. I feel like RTR should be known as a dry cleaning company more than a fashion company because they're sustainable in their practices and delivering clean garments 24/7.

Can you have things sent to your destination?
YES! I was able to test this out when I visited DC last month and it was a game changer. Just make sure your delivery date works with your trip and then send everything back before you travel home. My best friend just used this trick when she visited me in Key West two weeks ago too!

What's your favorite clothing item that you've rented?
This is really hard to say... there are a couple of things that I've gone back and rented a second time and there are also items that I've ended up purchasing. I have a RTR highlight on my Instagram that is dedicated to RTR Unlimited and almost everything I've worn is saved there.

How does renting accessories work?
Exactly like renting clothes. Any accessory rented counts towards your limit of 4. Purses come in bags, jewelry in boxes, and sunglasses in a case. Be sure to hang on to these navy blue covers because the items need to be sent back in them. You may also notice that there are hanging barcodes inside the purses - keep these intact so that they can be returned easily and you won't get charged. Barcodes are on the boxes for all jewelry rented.

Are you able to purchase things that you rent?
Yes AND they're normally for sale at steep discounts!! I've purchased a MinkPink skirt I couldn't live without and a Clare V straw tote bag that I use almost daily! You have to be renting a piece to purchase it. Once you purchase, a spot in your account opens up to rent something new!

Can I rent anything from Unlimited with regular RTR order?
No, not all items available in Unlimited can be rented by someone without a membership. This means that having access to Unlimited gives you a larger variety of designers, styles, and options.

My top tips for using RTR Unlimited:
1. Heart as many things as you want to have a "quick list" of items you want to rent
2. If you love something, purchase it right away! This frees up another spot in your account so that you can maximize your membership.
3. Make multiple lists like "weekend wear", "accessories", "wedding", etc. so that if you need something to rent for a particular event you aren't scrolling through all of your hearts.
4. If something doesn't fit that you rented, send it back ASAP. Especially if you're dealing with shipping times - you don't want to hold on to something because it's taking up a spot!
5. Read all the reviews online and look at photos. I commonly unheart something when I read that it doesn't have a lining or was hard on small chested girls.
6. Know your measurements... for some designers a 2 could be an XS or it could be a S. Knowing your measurements will take out some guesswork and help you get it right the first time.
7. Go out on a limb and try something new. The worst case is you send it back and place another order!
8. Take advantage of the cost savings - use RTR Unlimited for when you travel so that you aren't tempted to buy a new coverup. Rent a coat if you're going someplace cold so that valuable suitcase space isn't wasted with a bulky jacket and you can carry-on!

Did I miss anything? If you have tips - leave them below! I'm always looking for ways to maximize my membership :) Any other questions... let me know! Don't forget to use code JROGERS50 to get 50% off!

*Thank you to Rent The Runway for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own. While this post is sponsored, RTR is a company I support, believe in, and have chosen to support for years. Thank you for supporting the businesses that help support this blog so that it can continue to grow.*

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