Tanya Foster with Christmas tree eating a cookie

On me: Cashmere sweater (also in black) / White denim / White t-shirt / Jimmy Choo heels / Necklace (similar) / Nails: Essie in Ballet Slippers

Happy December 26! How was your holiday weekend? I hope it was filled with lots of love and laughter. Mine was. I’m so grateful for my family and getting to spend lots of quality time with them over the past few days. This week I am going to do something different on the blog. Each day we will focus on one of my verticals (lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel) as we do a “best of 2016” review and I will do a giveaway to tie-in with each blog post. And of course we will focus on the best after Christmas sales today.

There are certain items you should absolutely snag the day after Christmas and I highly suggest you shop online to avoid those huge crowds at the mall. People are out and about with all their returns and knocking people down to grab a good deal. I have no time (or tolerance) for that. Today is a great day to shop for Christmas trees, decorations, wrapping paper, ribbon and any items you didn’t get under the Christmas tree. Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are two of my favorite retailers and their sales never disappoint. I’ve detailed some retailer sales not to be missed.

Best After Christmas Sales

Ann Taylor 50% OFF everything with code: HOLIDAY50

Neiman Marcus: Get up to $100 OFF regular priced purchase with code: DECSAVE. Get: This off-the-shoulder checked blouse, this Coach handbag in platinum is the perfect year-round neutral bag, my Jimmy Choo glitter pumps as seen in this blog post and these Ashley Pittman bangle bracelets that I wear all the time. Additionally, you can save 55% OFF sale items through 12/31. Get: This amazing coat!

Nordstrom: 50% OFF through January 2. Get: This Buffalo check wrap, these UGG house shoes, the over-the-knee boots I just showed you in this blog post (they come in black and sand) and this amazing little black dress (one can never have too many LBD!)

Talbots: Up to 60% OFF everything with their semi-annual sale. Get: This amazing blue loire jacquard fit and flare dress (only $89.99 and it was $199.00)!

Target: Huge clearance sale on all Christmas items; they are also having a storage sale.

Wayfair: Save up to 70% with their year-end clearance sale. Holiday decor is up to 80% OFF. This is a great time to stock up on holiday decor and replace your Christmas tree. There are many to choose from like this one and it includes FREE shipping. Of maybe you have been wanting to add a second tree to your home. Get it now!

Subscriber spotlight 

Today’s subscriber spotlight comes from Patty P. who writes “Tanya, I look forward to reading your blog daily. Thanks to you, I bought the perfect little black dress at Nordstrom. I’m wearing that walk about polo throw-on from Talbots in the Women’s Liberation series, and I reach into my “life bag” for my AmorePacific compact to do an instant makeup fix. You have been so helpful to me, as a friend and “daily adviser”. I’ve read your blog topics on spring water, body scrubs, juice cleanses, recipes, lip enhancements and a myriad of others. Thank you!”

I met Patty (pictured below with Taylor Anne R.) through acting. We were in a workshop together and have probably worked on some sets together as well. She is an amazing actress as well as a supporting friend! Thank you Patty!

Patty Pell and Taylor Anne Ramsey

Now to the exciting giveaway news. Each day this week I am giving away something amazing. That’s 5 great gifts! My daily giveaways are a way of saying THANK YOU to YOU my loyal readers. Whether you have been with me the entire time or are new to the blog, I appreciate you subscribing, clicking on the daily e-mail, reading, shopping, leaving comments and having your daily 9:00 AM coffee with me. This blog is only as successful as its readers. YOU are a wonderful part of my day!

Giveaway #1 | Travel in Style

Lipault Paris luggage and tote bag on TanyaFoster.com

Brand new (with tags) Lipault Paris Shopping Tote ($85.00 value) and Lipault Paris Original Plume 26″ Spinner luggage ($259.00 value) in black. Launched by French designer François Lipovetsky in 2005, Lipault has become one of France’s leading luggage brands. For more about these amazing travel items, click here to visit their website. I love the travel brand because it is lightweight. Giveaway open to US residents only and item will be shipped via ground shipping (included). Total value of prize is $344.00. Giveaway runs 12/26 – 1/2 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced next week on the blog.

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Good Luck! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next giveaway.  xoxo – Tanya