November 27, 2014


Looking back at this year, there is SO much I am thankful for.  Just a few things I am thankful for:

// my family //
// my amazing and supportive fiance //
// our new home // 
// our furry child //
// supportive and encouraging friends //
// a career that I love and gives me many opportunities //
// good heath //
// this blog and everyone of my readers // 

 Cheers! I hope you all have a wonderful day!  Thank you SO much reading :)


November 26, 2014

Easy Winter Go-to + 2014 Black Friday Sales

Just a few Black Friday sales that I have my eye on.  Kate Spade's Surprise Sale is AMAZING.
Old Navy
 // 50% off everything
Kate Spade // Surprise Black Friday Sale, up to 75% (loving so many handbags)
H&M // 70% off select items
JCrew Factory // 50% off everything plus free shipping with code THANKS
Devon Maryn // $20 off all yoga leggings and $15 off all shorts
Target // So many different amazing sales, click for details
Express // 50% off everything

Sweater: Forever 21, Want this one too, Similar, Similar
Jeans: Kohl's, Similar, Similar, Love this fit
Coat: Old Navy (purchased last year), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Booties: Target (old), Similar, Love these
Purse: DailyLook, Similar, Similar // Scarf
Necklace: ShopTrendz, Similar // Bracelet, Similar

Thanks for stopping by!


November 25, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Outfit

I have a love-hate relationship with Black Friday.  Let's start with the loves, this one is easy... amazing sales, being able to shop at crazy times, it's an excuse to drink Starbucks and eat their holiday treats.  Now the hates, all of the people, traffic at the mall, lines... I despise the lines and they are everywhere!

Here are a few tips I have to make it through Black Friday and come out alive and with your sanity.
1. Have a game plan - Make sure you know what stores you want to go to and purchases you have in mind.  I try to get the majority of my Christmas shopping done, so I outline what I am planning on buying each person on my list.
2. Wear comfy clothes - I am all about leggings, boots, chunky sweaters and cross-body bags (it's nice not having anything to mess with).  Your arms and shoulders will thank you later.
3. Get water and get coffee before you are at the mall - If you get these two items completed before you are in the thick of it, you can at least avoid the line at Starbucks.
4. Keep on track - With so many 50% off sales it's easy to want to start shopping for yourself (I am totally guilty of this) but keep your gift list handy.  Feel free to buy yourself a few things, just make sure to give yourself a small budget so you don't have buyers remorse.
5. Be nice to all employees - Well for one they are giving up their time so you can shop... that in itself is huge.  Plus if you are kind, you may see they can get you checked out faster and possibly give you even better discounts.

Leggings: Hanes (they are so thick, no backside can show through :), Similar, Similar
Boots: Old, Similar (on sale), Similar, Similar

This is a featured product post. LightintheBox and Hanes Hosiery gifted items for this post. All opinions are that of my own.


November 24, 2014

A Must-Have Piece

Lately I have been going through my closet to make sure I have enough of the staple pieces, such a nice white button down, black heels, dark wash jeans, etc.  One item I did not have was a long camel pea coat.  The neutral color is something that would match many different pieces I already own and the length would be perfect for those instances where I need to dress up and wear a coat. 

This coat is exactly what I was looking for. It is an item that I know will easily become a staple in my closet.

Skirt: H&M (old), Similar, Similar, Similar
Coat: LightintheBox, Similar, Similar (20% off!)
Clutch: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute option
Earrings: (via ebay), Similar, Similar

Thanks for reading! Have a great week.

This is a featured product post. LightintheBox and Hanes Hosiery gifted items for this post. All opinions are that of my own.


November 23, 2014

Work Day Looks (Busy Week)

Very thrown together for my Sunday hair appointment.
 {Sunday - Messy look} Sweater (old), Similar // Leggings // Scarf, Similar // Boots (old), Similar // Bag

Tights are an easy way to transition any skirt into fall/winter.
{Monday} Blouse (old), Similar // Skirt, Similar // Tights // Booties (old), Similar // Necklace
Navy and khaki is such a timeless look.  I adore this Jcrew look-a-like vest (purchased last year).
 {Tuesday} Shirt // Vest, Love this (on major sale!) // Skirt (old), Similar // Tights // Flats (lucky find at TJ Maxx), Similar

This scarf is so amazingly cozy, Old Navy brought in back in more colors!
 {Wednesday} Shirt, Similar // Jeans, Similar // Scarf // Booties, Similar

A busy day setting up for an event, I wore comfy shoes, a dress shirt and my favorite cardi/blazer.
{Thursday} Shirt, Similar // Jacket, Similar // Jeans, Similar // Purse // Flats (TJ Maxx find), Similar

Kept it simple for a work conference I helped facilitate, with a dress shirt and dress pants.
{Friday - Work Conference} Shirt, Similar // Pants, Similar // Watch, Similar // Heel (old), Similar

Hope you guys had a great weekend!


November 20, 2014

Gift Guide for Her

Untitled #48

Earrings // Nail Polish // Slippers // PJ Shorts // Perfume // Mascara // Gloves // Phone Case // Purse

'Tis the Season... or at least that is what Target is telling me.  Here are a few items I have had my eyes on for a while now.  Every time I go to Ulta I spray a bit of this perfume on my wrists, I am in love with the scent.  This purse is a little over the top (or the price tag is), but it's gorgeous! 

Happy (early) Holidays!

- Whitney


November 19, 2014

Everyday Makeup

All products are mentioned in this video are listed below!



Beauty Blender, Affordable Option (Real Techniques), ELF Powder Brush, Angled Brush (for brows), Blush Brush, Mac Blending Brush (for face), Mac Blending Brush (for shadow), Contour Brush (for shadow)

Thanks for watching!


November 18, 2014

Red lip...

I used to be so scared of red lips, but I have always thought they're gorgeous!  It really just takes a bit of practice and I'm still learning...  The combo of red lips and pops of red in the outfit are my favorite.  By the way these booties are amazing, especially if you live in a place like Colorado where it's snowy one day and sunny another, which leaves ice everywhere.  The tread is unreal, I wore these in Vail last week and they were perfect, plus they are under $50.  

Sweater: Loft (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Jacket: Old Navy, Similar (other colors), Similar
Scarf: F21 (old), Similar, Similar, Similar
Hat: F21, Similar, SimilarLove this
Purse: F21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option

Thanks for reading!


November 17, 2014

Classic Layers

We have snow, finally!  I absolutely love the Winter, everything is just so beautiful.  And it means I get to wear layers without overheating.  This sweater is a must, you can do so much with it and create so many different outfits.  I bought it last year, but now I am thinking I should pick it up in a few more colors.  Maybe the burgundy and taupe...

Collared Shirt: Jcrew Factory, Similar, Similar
Necklace: F21 (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option

Have a wonderful week!


November 15, 2014

Work Day Looks: Vail Edition

 {Sunday} Shirt (old), Similar // Pants (old), Similar, Similar // Boots (old), Similar, Similar // Hat 

{Tuesday} Sweater (old), Similar // Skirt (old), Similar // Tights, Similar // Boots (old), Similar

{Wednesday} Top, Similar // Vest, Similar // Jeans, Similar // Boots (old), Similar // Scarf, Similar // Hat (old), Similar

{Thursday} Blazer, Similar // Skirt, Similar // Tights // Boots (old), Similar // Necklace, Kendra Scott Version

{Friday} Sweater, Similar // Jeans (old), Similar // Scarf, Similar // Boots (amazing on ice and snow!), Similar

This past week was quite different from my normal workweek, I was in Vail for meetings three out of the five days.  Vail was gorgeous, they had a big snowstorm earlier in the week.  You can see more photos on my Instagram and Twitter!


November 12, 2014

Workout Wear with Devon Maryn

I have always had a love for fitness and being outdoors, I have also always loved clothes and shopping, so todays post is very fitting!  But first, I have to ask if anyone can relate to me about shopping for workout leggings or capris.  I am so extremely picky about workout leggings/capris.  For one, I can't stand when a pair are low rise; running or hiking should not include having to pull up your pants.  And secondly, they must be thick but not too thick.  I can't stand see-through leggings/capris; they may be an affordable option, but saving $20 is not worth having people see your behind.  Lastly, they have to be cute and able to go with the rest of my workout wardrobe.  These workout capris are all of the things I look for when picking out the perfect pair of running bottoms.  The quality is not lacking in any area, the thick band is exactly what I like to keep them in place, and they have a hint of feminine perfection!  

Long sleeve: Target (On Sale), Similar, Similar
Running Shoes: Marshall's find, Similar, Similar, Love these
Arm Band: Amazon, Similar, Similar

I love that these Chevron capris, but I'm also craving the Bows to Toes and Confetti Yoga capris.  Maybe all of these gorgeous options will help inspire me to run that half marathon I have been thinking about doing in April.  I was thinking, once I hit the ten mile mark on a run I can reward myself with a pair :)
This is a featured post or product review.  All opinions are that of my own.
  Devon Maryn gifted items for this post.


November 11, 2014

October 2014 Favorites + Polished and Pink has Moved!

I hope you guys are as excited as I am for another video! I feel like each time I go through the process of filming and editing I get a little better and a little less nervous.  I absolutely love watching monthly favorite videos, so I knew I needed to create my own.

Also Polished and Pink is officially a .com! (thank you to my amazing in-house IT guru Bryan)  The new URL is, you can also follow along with bloglovin and Facebook.

Beauty Products

Clothing and Accessories

Thanks for stopping by!


November 10, 2014

Shake it Off

Today's outfit is totally out of my comfort zone, but I thought it was time to mix it up.  This past weekend was one of those unexpected, yet extremely fun weekends.  It was busy with the typical weekend chores, but full of silly moments.  Bryan and I went to dinner at one of our new favorite local finds, after that we took Neeko on a long walk around the neighborhood and ended up at the park where we had a "who can jump the furthest off the swing challenge".  I'm not lying... my arms are so sore!  Sunday I spent the morning filming and editing a new video! Make sure to check back tomorrow to see it.  Oh, and the title of this post, our silly weekend included non-stop jam sessions to Shake it Off, I am also loving Wildest Dreams.

T-shirt: Jcrew Factory (sold out), Similar, Similar
Booties: Target (last year), Similar, Similar, Love these

Have a great day!