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Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Monday, Everyone and more specifically, happy Cyber Monday!! Finally, a Monday that we can all enjoy! Whoop whoop! Cyber Monday is a great time to get all of your Christmas shopping done right from your computer! We will be doing a lot of our Christmas shopping today - buying gifts for our parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc. There are some really good deals out there, so we rounded up some of the best below! :)

ANN TAYLOR // 50% off everything
ANTHROPOLOGIE // 25% off all sale
ASOS // 20% off everything
BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off everything
BAUBLEBAR // 25% off 1 item with code GOGIFT25 & 35% off 2+ teams with code GOGIFT35
EXPRESS // Up to 40% off everything
FOREVER 21 // 21% off your purchase + free shipping with code RSTYLE21
GAP // 40% off everything
J.CREW // 40% off select items & 30% off everything else with code MONDAY
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything + extra 25% off
KATE SPADE // 30% off everything
KENDRA SCOTT // 15% off everything
LOFT // 50% off everything
MACY'S // Cyber Monday Specials
MADEWELL // 25% off your entire purchase
NORDSTROM // Extra 25% off selected sale items, designer sales + double points day
OLD NAVY // 40% off everything
REBECCA MINKOFF // 25% off all orders
SHOPBOP // Spend more than $250 and save 15%, spend $500 and save 20%, spend $1,000 and save 25%
SOLE SOCIETY // 30% off everything
TOBI // 50% off everything

                                                                 SHOP THE POST:
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Happy shopping and happy Cyber Monday again!! :)
xo, amy & hannah

Friday, November 27, 2015

Last Minute Black Friday Sales!!!

Black Friday's almost over, but there's still time to save! Click the arrow below to shop our 25 top favorite looks (all on sale!!) in the look book below! They're perfect for a little treat to yourself or for holiday gifts! Happy Shopping! 
black friday

ASOS: 30% off everything with code BLESSED
Banana Republic: half off sweaters + 40% off your purchase with code BRFRIDAY
Baublebar: 30% off with code THX
J.Crew: 30% off everything with code HOLIDAY
Kendra Scott: 15% off everything with code SALE15
Loft: 40% off everything with code BF40
Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN
Old Navy: 40% off everything and up to 60% off certain items!
Nordstrom: Extra 25% off sale items + price matching on all items!

For all other sales check out our post from yesterday: here
*Make sure you check back with us on Monday- we'll have a complete guide to Cyber Monday!

xo, amy & hannah

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Giveaway // BLACK FRIDAY SALES!

Happy Thanksgiving! To thank you all for your sweet support, we are giving away a $50 GIFT CARD to NORDSTROM for one lucky winner! 
To enter:
1) Like this picture on our instagram @simplyduostyle
2) Follow us @simplyduostyle on instagram
3) Tag 2 friends in the comments
*We will be announcing the winner on Wednesday 12/3! Good luck!!*


Amazon: 30% off clothes, shoes, accessories with code 30BLACKFRI
Anthropologie: 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT
ASOS: up to 60% off with code BLESSED
Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRFRIDAY
Baublebar: 30% off with code THX
Chicwish: extra 20% off with code BLK20
Dolce Vita: 20% off + free shipping with code BLACK20
Express: 50% off everything + free shipping
Forever 21: 30% off boots + booties
Gap: 50% off everything with code GAPFRIDAY
H&M: up to 60% off
J.Crew: 30% off full priced items with code HOLIDAY
J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code SHOPGIFTS
Kate Spade: up to 70% off
Kendra Scott: 15% off everything with code SALE15
Loft: 40% off everything with code BF40
Madewell: 35% of entire purchase with code Calmdown
Nordstrom: up to 50% off select styles
Old Navy: 50% everything in store, 40% off everything online
Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off all orders + free shipping
Revolve: up to 50% off women's dresses & men's shirts with code BLACKFRIDAY20
Shopbop: Save 15%, 20% or 25% depending on how much you spend with code GOBIG15
Stella & Dot: take an extra 25% off for a total of up to 50% off
Stuart Weitzman: savings with code BLACKFRIDAY
Tobi: 50% off everything
TopShop: up to 50% off
Urban Outfitters: 30% off sale, sweaters are $39!
Victorias Secret: buy 1 bra, get 1 50% off with code DOUBLEUP

Have a wonderful day with your loved ones!! and always remember, there is no such thing as "I ate too much" on thanksgiving!! Keep the food coming! :)
xo, amy & hannah

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


How is tomorrow already Thanksgiving?! Don't get us wrong we're not complaining over the idea of eating until we pass out and spending time with our loved ones but how did this year fly by so quickly?! We met for coffee this morning and got to discussing all our blessings this past year and realized that wowzers we have a lot to be thankful for! Last year, a week before Thanksgiving we were in a car accident together that really shook us up and reminded us just how precious life is! We're both so grateful to have such loving family and friends, to be healthy, to have traveled abroad, to have opportunities to advance our careers, AND for everyone that has been so supportive of our blog this past year. We've come a long ways in the past year and are in awe of all the sweet encouragement we've received each step of the way. We feel so lucky to have so many more friends in all of you! Thank you very much for stopping by regularly and we hope you'll continue to follow along!

To show how thankful we are for your support we're giving away a $50 GIFTCARD TO NORDSTROM! (Christmas shopping money, holllaaaa) The official post will go live tomorrow (on Thanksgiving) on our Instagram account [@simplyduostyle] so be sure to keep your eyes out for it!

P.S. Some Black Friday sales are already happening!! Check them out below!

Kendra Scott: (15% off everything with code SALE15)
Kate Spade: (Up to 70% off!)
Macy's: (Free shipping at $50 + extra 20% off with code THANKS)
Rebecca Minkoff: (25% off all orders!)
Shopbop (25% off your order with code GOBIG15)
Show Me Your Mumu (40% off with code 40FORMU) *we love this brand!*

xo, amy & hannah

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Leather Skirt

SKIRT: Nordstrom (would go a size up!!) // TOP: Ralph Lauren (similar) // HEELS: So Kate (similar) // NECKLACE: old (similar & similar) // WATCH: Rado (similar - love these!) //
 CLUTCH: Old (similar

Happy Tuesday, everyone! 
 Hannah actually found this leather skirt and forwarded the link to me - I was a little unsure in the beginning but decided to give it a try since I am trying to branch out from my normal style. I fell in love with it right away when I received it in the mail! The skirt fits like a glove and the color is gorgeous! I paired this leather skirt with a tight turtleneck to give it more clean and chic look, but I also paired it with a baggy sweater this weekend to holiday party and the look was such a hit! If you are looking for a new style to try, this leather skirt is a winner!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I was super busy this weekend with pre-holiday celebrations and as aways, I ate wayyy too many sweets! 


                                                                BAGGY SWEATERS:   

xo, amy & hannah

Monday, November 23, 2015

Versatile Faux Fur Vest

SWEATER: Kieus (similar- under $20!) // JEANS: Nordstrom // FUR VEST: Chicwish // BOOTIES: Kieus (similar) // PURSE: Sole Society // NECKLACE: Stella & Dot

Happy Monday!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! Only 3 more days til turkey time! I can't wait to stuff my face until I fall into a deep food coma! And of course spend time with all my family too :) I actually wore this exact look last year to Thanksgiving dinner- it's super comfy and warm, which is why I continue to wear it on repeat a year later! Faux fur vests are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe and I can't get enough of them. It's like wearing a warm blanket all day! I also recently got these STS ripped black jeans and am obsessed with them! They fit perfectly and I love that they're cropped at the ankle! Bonus: they're only $56! Check them out here!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check back each day this week for all our Holiday/Thanksgiving posts - we just might have a special giveaway coming soon! ;) 

xo, amy & hannah

Friday, November 20, 2015

Poncho + 5050 OTK

SWEATER: Target (only $18!!) // OTK: 5050 Stuart Weitzman (similar & similar) // JEANS: J.Brand // PURSE: Micheal Kros // WATCH: Fossil 

YAY! Its finally Friday! The weather has been extremely warm around here for some reason, I mean, no complains but I can't wait to watch the first snow fall of the season soon! Rumor has it, it's suppose to snow next week! I can't wait! :) 

On another note, I reallly need to cool it on the oversized sweater look - but how can you say no to a cozy sweater? I love this sweater/poncho from Target not only because its only $18 dollars, but it is sooooo soft! I paired this poncho with one of my favorite OTK boot but I'm planning on wear it with some heeled booties to make it more dressy for dinner! 
Have a wonderful weekend loves!

xo, amy & hannah

Thursday, November 19, 2015

China - Hangzhou

Hangzhou is known as "the most beautiful and prosperous city in the world"! Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and it is located in the middle part of south-east China, near Shanghai. Hangzhou is famous for its picture-perfect sceneries and rich history. It only takes about 1 hour to travel from Shanghai by speed train, which makes it the perfect place for a weekend vacation if you happen to be in Shanghai and want to see the more traditional side of China! 

Hangzhou is also known as one of the "Four Ovens" of China because of its high temperature levels during the summer time - the best time to visit Hangzhou is in the spring and fall! I have always traveled to Hangzhou during the summer time - it is fairly hot, but manageable! Make sure to drink lots of water and eat lots of ice cream to keep you cool and energized. :) 

West Lake 
West Lake is the most famous attraction in Hangzhou. It is an iconic landmark with beautiful gardens, temples and scenery! No matter what the weather conditions are or what time of the day you go, West Lake always knows how to put on a good show for you. It is breathtaking! I know I describe everything I see as "breathtaking" but West Lake actually took by breath away - not even being a tad dramatic ;) I got to catch the sunset at the West Lake and it is easily one of the most unreal experiences I have ever had and I was in an awe the entire time there - West Lake definitely lives up to the old Chinese saying: "heaven on earth". 
Top Ten Scenes of West lake:

1) Dawn on the Su Causeway - it is known to be most beautiful during the spring time. 
2) Lotus in the Breeze in Winding Courtyard - Lotus flowers only blossom during July and August. 
3) Moon Over the Peaceful Lake - You can see the moon pretty much anywhere around West Lake, even if you don't see the moon, West Lake is still stunning at night with its music fountain shows! 
4) Remnant Snow on Broken Bridge: Don't worry, the bridge is not actually broken but it refers to during the winter time when the snow covers the bridge, making it look broken. 
5) Leifeng Pagoda: The pagoda offers a panoramic view of the West Lake! 
6)Two Peaks Piercing the Clouds: Northern Peak and Southern Peak - there are hiking trails that you can hike to the peaks. 
7) Orioles Singing in the Willows: King Qain's Memorial is right by this park section. 
8) Fish Viewing at Flower Port: Very popular attraction - you might have to squeeze your way through to see all the fish! 
9) Three Pools Mirroring the Moon: The pagodas on the lake are printed on the back of the RMB 1 note! Prey cool right? You can get a closer look of the pagodas by boat (30 RMB) 
10) Evening Bell Over Nanping: Bell is located in Jingci Temple! Go chime the bell if you get the chance! It makes a very soothing sound! 

There are also boating services that you can go on to - they will take you around West Lake as well as all the different scenes. More boating services information here

Although, to truly appreciate the beauty of the West Lake, you would have to hang around for a full year, since the scenery changes every season! 
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon // Leifeng Pagoda 
Orioles Singing in the Willows // West Lake Road 
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon // Remnant Snow on Broken Bridge 
Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring // Moon Over the Peaceful Lake 

Hefang Street 
Hefting Street is a old but vibrant street that's filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes! This street goes way back to the Song Dynasty (800 years ago) where important import/trades took place. 

Southern Song Imperial Street
This street is similar to Hefang street, but has a more modern feel than Henfang street - a lot more American chain restaurants! It is called the imperial street because this was the main street traveled by the emperor back in the Song Dynasty. 

Longing Tea Village 
 Longjin means dragon well in Chinese! There are a ton of wells in this village where they used to collect the water to stem the tea in. There is actually multiple tea fields within this village (not pictured) and where they grew the famous Longjin Tea at. There are also short lessons on tea testings for visitors and free samples as well! You can also check out the Nine Creeks in Misty Trees when you are at the Longjin Village, as both attractions are connected to each other! 
Other places to visit: 
Chenghuan (City of God) Pavilion, Hupao Spring, Fei Lai Feng Grottos, Lingyin Temple, Zhi Wei Guan & Yellow Dragon Cave. More information here!

Famous Eats: 
Kui Yuan Guan: for their famous noodles. 
Huang Fan Er: On Hefang Street, where the one of the Emperor's favorites dish was made at. 
Huan Zhong Cheng: Right by Leafing Pagoda. Famous for its amazing view! 
Wai Po Jia "The Grandma's House': Traditional and homemade cooking. Get there early to get a table!!!

*All of the restaurants around West Lake offer Happy Hours! Make sure to check that out and grab a couple rounds of drinks for half da price!! ;) 

Where to stay: I would suggest staying around West Lake, especially if its your first time traveling to Hangzhou. Personally, I think its the most the central and most convenient location! My parents are frequent visitors of the Tea Boutique Hotel - although it's not right on the premises of the West Lake,  there is a short leafy/tree filled path to West Lake, which they both always raged about how much they love the  peaceful walk leading up to the West Lake! 

*FYI - I prefer using agoda when booking hotels in China! I think it has the best deals!

It's not a trip to China if you didn't have a selfie stick and lots of selfies! 

Qiandao Lake : Thousand Island Lake 
I went to the Thousand Island Lake a couple years back and loved it! It was beautiful! If you have time and want to explore more cities around Shanghai, this place would be pretty rad to explore. It is a little further out from Shanghai - about 4 hour train ride! More information on how to get there and what to explore upon arrival here
West Lake

Again, if you have any questions or concerns about traveling to China, I would be more than happy to answer them! Just holla at yo girl! 

Thanks for stopping by! Next Travel Post: Suzhou, China!  

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xo, amy & hannah
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