Theme 36: Holiday Season. Best Black Friday / Cyber Week Deals 2017

Cyber Week Deals 2017. Best Black Friday Discounts by fashion blogger. All the codes.

Wow Cyber Week is full on and there are so many deals and big Black Friday sales going on that it is hard to keep up sometimes. But I tried to gather all the best information up to share with you!

I will be posting the best sales and my picks on the blog and on my Instagram Stories (I am pretty active on Instagram Stories, so check it out!).

I usually shop and find amazing items on these websites:

  • Nordstrom ( Up to 40% off on selected items right now)
  • Free People ( I always find something amazing on Free People )
  • Moda Operandi ( DESIGNER ITEMS ON HUGE SALES RIGHT NOW!) Take EXTRA 30% OFF with 30EXTRA through 11/27
  • ASOS ( I buy so much stuff from ASOS year round and this week get 30% OFF with EPIC30 from 22-28 November)
  • BOHOO (A lot of great affordable clothes, but this week you can get 50% on ANYTHING )
  • Outnet ( Extra 50% off)

And I also found these deals on my other favorite websites and highlighted my picks:



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ASOS - CODE EPIC30 (30% OFF from 22rd of November to 28th of November)

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Luisa Via Roma - your one stop to luxury designer items. 

LUISAVIAROMA Take 20% off with code BFSUS17 ( from 11/23)

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SAM EDELMAN - 30% off on all the AMAZING shoes with the code: SAMSGIVING

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Literally my favorite brand right now COACH

30 % off on EVERYTHING with the CODE: THANKS17

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KIEHL’S  $20 Off $65+ with the code: JINGLE until the 30th of November.   SHOP HERE

LACOSTE offers 20% OFF on any FW collection. Another gift idea for men in your life too!  SHOP HERE

TORY BURCH - 30% OFF $250 0rders including even sale styles with the code: THANKS     SHOP HERE

KATE SPADE - 30% off on everything with the code GIVEJOY   SHOP HERE

MADEWELL - Take 25% off on EVERYTHING with the code DONTSTRESS      SHOP HERE

TOMMY HILFIGER - 40% off with the code THAT SALE (11/22-11/28)     SHOP HERE

Best boots deals. Over the knee boots under 150 dollars.
1. Karen Scott riding boots are classy and comfortable. You can't get wrong with this pair. I love the color block detail as well.         
2. White Jessica Simpson Boots on a great sale. 
3. Red Over The Knee Boots
4. Every girl should have a pair of classic warm boots in beige/brown hues. This is a great quality pair of waterproof durable and fashionable boots. Just take a look at more pics here.           
5. A cool pair of Western Boots                           
6. These beauties are for every day! Get them on Nordstrom.
7. Chunky knit UGG boots just make me happy and excited for winter.
8. So many beautiful designer boots on this website! Love this pair
9. In love with these Celestial Glove Boots


Theme 36: Holiday Season. Gift guide for Outlander fans!

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Well it is this time of the year when we are all trying to find perfect gifts for our friends and family! Black Friday, Cyber Monday and pre-Christmas sales are approaching and I will definitely be sharing some extra valuable insider information and show you some of the best shopping,  deals of 2017. But most of all I want to give you more personalized gift guides that will be fun, useful and will make your holiday gift shopping a little bit more easier :)

Today I am launching my OUTLANDER FANS GIFT GUIDE that I will be updating whenever I find something beautiful or fun to add to this handpicked selection of Outlander inspired gifts, books and fashion items. I am myself a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon's book series and The Outlander TV show, so I really enjoyed putting this together, and now I am (casually) sending this list to my friends (hint! hint!).

Nollaig Chridheil, lasses! May you find Jamie Fraser under your tree among all these goodies:




Get your Claire Fraiser-esque outfit for the holiday season! I have selected the most elegant, classy and flattering plaid dresses and cozy knits for you to wear (in Scotland perhaps? ;)) or to gift someone special. Get into Outlander mood!

Sassenach gift guide. Outlander and Scotland inspired items.
Dress Like Claire Fraser from Outlander.
Outlander inspired fashion styles. Warm shawls, capes and cardigans.

Theme 35: Fall in New York. With Mer-Sea Luxe Collection

MerSea Luxe Collection. Ulia Ali blogger. Fall Inspiration photoshoot in Central Park, New York,

Ben and I are living in hotels again!  But you probably already know that if you follow my daily Instagram Stories and watched me try to fit my life into a hotel suite's limited space. The truth is the hotel hopping life is great, but I still need some special little details that help me transform a standard suite into our home.

I have recently discovered Mer-Sea & Co. brand and fell in love with their classy decor elements, lush bathroom products and travel accessories. Their new LUXE COLLECTION is rich and beautiful and is probably one of the most safest gorgeous gifts you can get your girlfriend, mother-in-law or just as a hostess gift to someone.

it became my ritual lighting up Amber Fumée candle every night and using a Mer-Sea Mystique roomspray that smells like a fresh field of grass, light flowers and lemon trees gardens after a rain. The candles and sprays really set up a dreamy mood, and look very chic as decor elements too, thanks to minimalistic luxury design.

MerSea Luxe Collection. Ulia Ali blogger. Fall Inspiration photoshoot in Central Park, New York,

Mer-Sea also carries a great range of travel accessories, and considering how often I fly all over the map, it is almost a necessity to have a set of quality functional items for the travels! First of all, I didn't even know how much one travel wrap can get used, but I love my black cotton cashmere wrap. It looks super stylish, it is comfy, it is soft and luxury (hello, it is cashmere!) and I wear it not only on the plane, but out, to a dinner over a dress, and, frankly, I often use it a blanket when I watch Netflix. It really gets much more use than I ever anticipated, so I recommend you to pick at least one travel wrap for yourself. Plus, it folds into a tiny pouch, which is always great as we all hate to stuff our carry-ons till the bursting point.

Second travel accessory I really like from Mer-Sea Luxe Collection is a Passport Clutch. It is also big enough to store couple of credit cards and my ID, and it is very pleasant and as always classy.

I wanted to show you my regular casual airport look, but I didn't want to force Ben or my photographer to shoot at the airport, so I thought I should take my readers to the Central Park, to the lake and to the trees touched by this magical fall. The beauty of classic Mer-Sea luxury items was really accentuated, in my opinion, by warm fall colors and I hope these pictures will give you a happy tingly feeling.

MerSea Luxe Collection. Ulia Ali blogger. Fall Inspiration photoshoot in Central Park, New York,

All the gorgeous photos taken by - Dennis  (if you are a blogger of just want killer shots, he is your person!)

Theme 36: Holiday Season. 70s Party Vibes with Revolve

Revolve blogger. Clayton burgundy jumpsuit. 70s vibes.

Holiday season is approaching and we all are on a lookout for perfect gifts and beautiful outfits. Of course sparkling embellished dresses for New Years Eve parties and cozy sweaters for Christmas dinners are not going anywhere, but 70s style is making a huge comeback this season!

Revolve has always been one of the websites where I go to to find new cool designer pieces and the trendiest of outfits, and Clayton collection really caught my eye. I picked this stunning, but soft and comfortable Clement jumpsuit that is as perfect for a glam party as it is for a vacation in warmer places. Please bare in mind that the jumpsuit is quite tall, so either wear heels or prepare to get it shortened (or maybe you are actually above 6', so this is made for you and I congratulate you on your endless legs!) 

Ulia ALi Pillmore using Tezza Presets
Photo of Ulia Ali
Wurst Case Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Fashionista Ulia Ali in New York wearing burgundy Clayton jumpsuit from REVOLVE.
Burgundy 70ps look in 2017. Deux Lux bag and Clayton look.
Clemente jumpsuit at Revolve by Clayton

Theme 35: Fall in New York. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Review

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey review. By New York City Blogger Ulia Ali Pillmore.
Ocean Odyssey

Ben and I are loyal National Geographic subscribers, so we were very excited to visit a new attraction at the heart of Times Square - a NatGeo Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. It is a first-of its-kind immersive entertainment experience that lets you to take a plunge into a deep, undersea world and learn about ocean life in a fun and interesting way. I am a certified diver and I can tell that many of the experiences felt like a real dive, minus the getting wet part!

National Geographic has created a real game-changing interactive experience that makes me look forward to the future of educational media. Ocean Odyssey is a fast-changing, smart, multi-sensory journey fit for all ages, and includes innovative technologies that will make you gasp in awe. For example, Ben and I really enjoyed the kelp forest maze, and a 3D experience (no spoilers though!) for fun, but we found that the best part was actually learning about the watery part of our beautiful planet in different rooms filled with screens and interactive tools.

Had a fin-tastic time at NatGeo!

We never stood still as the journey took us through a beautifully and intricately designed 60,000-square-foot space that offered a variety of different entertainment, educational tools and information. 

I think this National Geographic Encounter is perfect for kids and will help them understand our oceans and marine life more, planting some fundamental knowledge into their smart, little heads. This knowledge, I believe, will help them to grow considerate and enlighten of the oceans and will help preserve our oceans in the future. Ocean Odyssey is an inspiring journey that will definitely spark the interest of young ones in marine science, environmental change and oceanography. 

The experience is also great for couples and friends who would love to do something other than drinking at a bar or watching endless stream of TV shows. If you are up for taking a dive into the oceans in the middle of Times Square, BOOK TICKETS here and prepare for some "blue-lit" fun.

Immersive ocean dive at Times Square with National Geographic.
National Geographic immersive experience