Life Hack: Walmart's Online Grocery Pickup

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Earlier this week on my IG stories I shared that when my travels pick up, household chores like cooking and grocery shopping get difficult for me. I have been looking into online grocery pickups for awhile now and I put up a questionnaire asking you gals if/what you’ve used. There was an overwhelming response on Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service so when Walmart approached me to try it for myself, I couldn’t resist. I was excited to see what all of the excitement was about and impressed by how easy the process was. I usually shop at Walmart for all of my household goods (re: paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products, condiments, vitamins, etc) as I feel like it’s a better value than other stores around me. I LOVE one stop shopping so I was very excited to see how this went.

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HOW IT WORKS:

Visit Walmart online and enter your zip code. You can then browse the Walmart Grocery assortment online, which carry the same prices as local Walmart stores. During checkout, customers choose a designated store to visit and select a timeslot to pick up their order. There is a $30 minimum purchase for all Walmart Grocery orders and pickup is always free. You can also download the Walmart Grocery App and do this all from your phone! Once my order was ready, I received a call and drove to my desired location and parked in the designated parking area for pickup. Once I arrived, an employee approached my car, verified my order and loaded it into my trunk. Just like that, I was on my way home with a car full of groceries!

WHAT I GOT:

My usual weekly haul includes fruits, veggies and chicken breast with the occasional household items. I love how everything it categorized by category - great for back to school shopping too! I couldn’t help but to find the pet section and snagged Walter some new toys and water bowl. I also picked a few restock of my beauty favorites- this deodorant mini, makeup removing wipes and my favorite hack for showing bald spots this magical root spray. And remember when my dishwasher was acting like a fool? This stuff has been a HUGE help!

TRY IT FOR YOURSELF:

My friends at Walmart were kind enough to share an exclusive code, just for my readers! Use M2A3DZ3F for $10 off your first order of $50 or more on Walmart online or download the grocery app to order and redeem code. The offer is good for first-time customers. $50 minimum order, exp 1/31/2020

Would LOVE to hear your thoughts / experiences if you’ve ever tried or interested in trying. Thanks to Walmart for collaborating with me on this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by Ryan of Seek Axiom

Photos by Ryan of Seek Axiom

Cyber Monday Steals + Deals!

Here is the holy grail of Cyber Monday deals, I gotta say- they are GOOD this year! I will be sharing more specific deals on my Instagram story so be sure to tune into that. You can click on any of the above imagery to shop those items directly! Thank you for choosing CaralynMirand.com as your Cyber Monday sale destination! Let’s get to it:

THE GOOD LIST

Aaptiv || 30% off with code CONFETTI30
this is the workout app that I use + love!

Abercrombie & Fitch || 50% off everything
awesome selection of coats, jeans, sweaters + more!

Aerie + American Eagle || 40% off + free shipping

Amazon || select Cyber Monday deals
everything from my favorite Dyson to Oprah’s favorite things

Ann Taylor || 50% off everything + free shipping with code CYBER2018

Anthropologie || 30% off EVERYTHING

ASOS || 25% off everything with code EPIC25
some of my previous favorites including a grey moto jacket + wide calf boots

Banana Republic || 50% off full price items, extra 10% off for cardholders using BRCARD

BaubleBar || 35% off everything using CYBER35 + $10 doorbuster deals

Bed Bath & Beyond || 35% off Nespresso Machines + up to 50% off others

BHLDN || dresses on sale + free shipping

Bloomingdale’s || 25%+ off select items including cashmere, leather leggings, coats

Boden || 30% off with code V4N9

Boohoo || 50% off everything

Charlotte Tilbury || Up to 50% off select items + gift sets

Chicwish || extra $10-$30 off purchases with code BF10, BF20 OR BF30

CO2 Lift || 40% off entire site use code Caralyn or BLACK40

DSW || 25% off of your entire purchase use code ITSWILD

Etsy || 10-60% off custom & handmade gifts

Express || 40% off everything + free shipping

GAP || 50% off with code CYBER + additional 10% off with code YOURS

Gorjana || 20% off everything with CYBERSAVE20

HerRoom || 25% off site wide (MAJOR for Elomi bras!)

H&M || 30% off your purchase + free shipping applied at checkout

JC Penney || lots of deals marked down + free shipping

J.Crew || 50% off everything with code TGIF

J Crew Factory || 60% off with code ADDTOCART

Kate Spade || 30% off everything with code GIVECHEER

LOFT || 50% off your purchase with code THANKS

L’Occitane || 50% off gift sets

Macy’s || extra 15-20% off select departments with code CYBER

Madewell || 25% off everything with code SHOPALLDAY including 29 new arrivals

Maggy London || Extra 40% off sitewide

Minted || 20% off cards, gifts + fine art with code BF2018

Nordstrom || up to 60% off 

Nordstrom Rack || Extra 30% off sale & free shipping sitewide

Old Navy || 50% off everything, no code needed

Red Dress Boutique || 20% off Spanx, 500 Door Busters at $5, $10, $15, & $20, $20 Get Closer Cardigans, free Shipping over $50

Rent The Runway || 40% off first month of unlimited with CARALYNPERK40

Sephora || Gifting items up to 50% off, select palettes on sale

Shopbop || up to 25% off full-price items and up to 75% off sale items with code MORE18

SSense || up to 50% off designer items

Sunglass Hut || 20% off all styles, 50% some styles

Swimsuits For All || 45% off sitewide and $4.98 shipping

Tory Burch || 30% off of $250, up to 60% off sale with code THANKS
including $40 flip flops (say whaaaaat!)

Urban Outfitters || BOGO 50% off sitewide

West Elm || up to 70% off + free shipping with code CYBER

Willams Sonoma || 20% off with code THANKFUL

World Market || 40% off all furniture with code FURNDEAL

Zazzle || 60% off custom gifts, decor and more

Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to comment or DM me with any questions. xo

Black Friday Sales

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Happy Black Friday, everybody! Today happens to be my birthday so as I am celebrating with my family and Thanksgiving leftovers, I thought I’d share some of my favorite sales happening this weekend. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and reflecting on another year of life, I always wanted to share a few things I’m extra grateful for this year. I will do my best to keep this updated & re-share any deals happening on Cyber Monday! Happy Shopping! You can click the links directly below to shop (which also gives me a credit at no additional cost to you, so thank you for using)!

Grateful For:

(in no particular order)

my family who loves and supports me unconditionally // my best friend & partner in life who I had the honor of marrying this year // my new family who has welcomed me and accepted me with open arms // my friends who always have my back // the incredible partnerships I’ve built this year professionally // being able to travel to new cities (hello San Fran, Sonoma + Chicago!) // having the ability to connect with people like you all over the world // being able to grow + evolve in such a creative industry // the chance to take another trip around the sun // excited to see where this new year decides to take me! // xo - C

Happy Black Friday Shopping:

Aaptiv || 30% off with code CONFETTI30

Abercrombie & Fitch || 50% off everything

Aerie || 40% off everything + free shipping

American Eagle || 40% off + free shipping

Ann Taylor || 50% off everything + free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY

ASOS || up to 60% off, 20% off everything with code HELLO20

Banana Republic || 50% off full price items

BaubleBar || 35% off everything

Bed Bath & Beyond || 35% off Nespresso Machines + up to 50% off others

BHLDN || dresses on sale + free shipping

Bloomingdale’s || take $25 off every $200 spent with items labeled “TAKE 25 OFF”

Boden || 30% off with code V4N9

Boohoo || 50% off everything

Charlotte Tilbury || Up to 50% off select items

CO2 Lift || 40% off entire site use code Caralyn or BLACK40

Etsy || 10-60% off custom & handmade gifts

Express || 50% off everything + free shipping

GAP || 50% off with code BLKFRIDAY

Gorjana || 20% off everything with CYBERSAVE20

HerRoom || 50% off regular priced items

H&M || 30% off your purchase + free shipping with code 3238

JC Penney || lots of deals marked + free shipping

J.Crew || 40% off everything with code TOGETHER

Kate Spade || 30% off everything with code GIVECHEER

LOFT || 50% off your purchase with code THANKS

L’Occitane || 50% off gift sets

Macy’s || extra 15-20% off select departments with code BLKFRI

Maggy London || 40% off sitewide

Minted || 20% off cards, gifts + fine art with code BF2018

Nordstrom || up to 60% off 

Nordstrom Rack || Extra 30% off sale & free shipping sitewide

Old Navy || 50% off everything, no code needed

Rent The Runway || 40% off first month of unlimited with CARALYNPERK40

Sephora || Gifting items up to 50% off

Shopbop || up to 25% off full-price items and up to 75% off sale items with code MORE18

SSense || up to 50% off designer items

Swimsuits For All || 45% off sitewide and $4.98 shipping

Tory Burch || up to 60% off with code THANKS

Urban Outfitters || BOGO 50% off sitewide

Willams Sonoma || 20% off with code THANKFUL

World Market || 40% off all furniture with code FURNDEAL

Zazzle || 60% off custom gifts, decor and more

Size Inclusive Summer Dresses: Get Ready For Under $150

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Photo by Heather Houston Photography

Spring is finally here! I've been getting a bunch of requests for casual & special event dresses so I decided to do a little round up of my favorite dresses. As always, you can shop the looks by clicking on the images or links directly! Be sure to check out my IG story today for a few additional looks that are on major sale. 

Everyday Casual

A few weeks ago I did a try on haul from my latest Old Navy finds! I live in these dresses all summer long. They are so easy to throw on- dress up or dress down for a perfect everyday look.

Daytime Chic

These are a few of my favorite dresses that are perfect for a daytime affair: showers, graduations, parties, etc! 

Fancier Affairs

Fun fact: did you know that black tie affairs don't necessarily mean you need to wear a floor length gown? A dress that hits at or just below the knee can still be formal! It really all depends on the style and fabric, in my opinion. Accessories can also really help! 

All White Everything

As a bride to be, I definitely have an addition to LWD's this season but I feel like they are just such a classic look! I will definitely be re-wearing post-wedding (but definitely not to other people's weddings!)

As you may see, I've only selected a few brands here. I find myself staying loyal to brands when I find my perfect fit. When it comes to sizing, I get a bunch of questions so I thought I would let you know what I am in hopes of helping you find your fit! I love these brands because they are extremely consistent in their sizing- so I can always count on things fitting true to size.

Old Navy: Large
Eliza J: Size 14
Maggy London: Size 14
David's Bridal: Size 14

What are you shopping for this season? Do you think any of these dresses would work for you? Leave a comment below! 

Friday Favorites: Stepping into Spring Style

Happy Friday, everybody! I seriously cannot believe we're almost through February- time is just flying by but this only means we're one month closer to warmer temps! Unless you live somewhere warm year round, if that's the case I envy you. This week on my Instagram Story, you voted that you'd like to see a spring style round up. I've decided to link some pieces that I've bought and some pieces that I'm really considering buying! This spring, I'm all about the florals (groundbreaking, I know), trying out shorts for the first time in 2006 (bermuda shorts, amirite?), and building my wardrobe with investment pieces that will carry me from season to season. As always, the images and font in bold is clickable/shoppable- so you can shop directly from this post! There are also some amazing sales happening this weekend!

What's Spring without Spring Dresses?

Easy Basics:

I like to shop pretty inexpensively when it comes to basics. They go with everything, you can wear them over and over

Jackets!

I love spring jackets because they can easily take you into other seasons as transitional pieces!

HOT Deals for In Between Christmas & The New Year

Hey everybody! I don't know about you, but it takes me a few days to recover from Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT! But this time between Christmas & the new year makes me extra lazy! Which causes me to online shop... Which is why I asked you in my Instagram Poll if you're still shopping too and 60% of you said yes! I've rounded up my favorite deals happening right now!

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:
Up to 50% off all categories until January 2nd.

There are so many good sales in all categories: men, women, home & baby! Be sure to check out these sales here!

Eloquii (Sizes 12+) Up to 80% off styles!

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Under $50 Gift Guide: One Stop Shopping For Everyone On Your List

Hey Everybody! It feels so good to be back in action with a new computer, just in time for another holiday gift guide– gifts under $50! A lot of these items are under $20 which is even more exciting. It's such a snowy day here in Buffalo, so what better way to spend it than a little online shopping? I will be showcasing quite a few of these on my Instagram Story, showing you how they work and why I love them so be sure to check that out later on.

Be sure to click on the images or font in bold to shop these fabulous gifts!

For the homebody:

Bliss Plush Throw: This blanket was gifted to us a couple years ago and we fight over who gets to use it! It is so cozy and it's the perfect size to cover yourself AND it folds up and stores nicely. It also comes in a wide variety of colors to match that special someone's home.

Capri BLUE Volcano candle: I've posted about these candles a few times and I just cannot get enough. They smell amazing and they look fabulous on a coffee table or counter space. I like to group them by three so this would be a perfect gift if you're looking to spend around $50. They are also great alone if you're looking for a good stocking stuffer. 

His & Her Slippers: In the winter, my feet are ALWAYS cold so I love having a house slipper to wear around my home. I also like to bring them to other people's houses when I take my shoes off! And of course, Brian likes to copy me so he just bought himself a pair of slippers to wear around the house too! All of these pairs are from DSW and they're having a promotion right now: $10 off $49 using code GOGREEN.

For the traveler:

Jackery Portable Charger:  Alright, so I can tell you that I own four different portable chargers- yes FOUR! This one has to be my favorite one because it lasts a long time (probably get about 4-5 charges to it) AND it is light/portable enough to fit in a small purse or pocket. My other chargers don't last nearly this long but if they do, they're too heavy to carry around all day. It also doubles as a flashlight- never know when you may need one! This one is only $18 right now on Amazon!

Happy Plugs Wireless Earbud Plus Bluetooth Headphones: I was very skeptical to join the bluetooth headphone club, call me old fashioned- but these headphones are AWESOME! For the price, they have excellent sound quality and they are very easy to pair with any device. They also come in quite a few colors- so they're perfect for EVERYONE! The price depends on the color you select but they are all under $30. 

For the one who likes to treat themselves:

Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask: My friend Kelly just bought me this for my birthday after I saw her post about it, it's safe to say- I'M OBSESSED! I'm such a sucker for Korean skincare products. It is a bubble mud mask that provides pore cleaning and black head removal. Whenever I do a face mask, Brian always likes to join in on the fun too- face masks are for everybody! This one is also very fun to apply. Your snapchat friends with thank you! Cashing in under $10, it makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer. If you're still not sold, check out this article from the Today Show about it!

Sephora Gift Set: If you haven't already seen it, Sephora just launched their Holiday Gift Finder. It sorts by who you're shopping for & price- so awesome! I've linked a few of my favorite gift sets for him & her, something for everyone. They are also a great value because they include products that would be way more expensive if you were to buy them all together. 

For the one who has everything:

Knock Knock Fill In Journal: These books are PERFECT for the sentimental people in your life that appreciate the thoughtful gifts. Simply fill in the blanks of this diminutive volume and voilà: it becomes a personalized gift your fam will read again and again; make it as playful, prideful, or poetic as you please! Brian bought me the "What I Love About Us" book for my birthday and it was by far my favorite gift. Coming in under $15, depending on the one you choose- you can't go wrong. Perfect for your significant other, mom, grandma, sister, dad, teacher, friend- the list goes on and on! 

Happy Socks: you can never really go wrong with socks: everyone needs them and everyone rarely buys them for themselves! Loving this set for the festive season with this Holiday Socks Gift Box. This collection of seasonal favorites makes a perfect present for that stylish someone in your life. Happy Socks are my favorite because they're unisex too- offering every design in unisex sizing! 

Are you loving this gift guide? Tell me what you liked and what you want to see more of in the comments below. Happy Shopping! 

Friday Favorites: Size Inclusive Holiday Style

Happy Friday! Ready or not, the holiday season is here. I cannot believe it is December 1st! I am always excited for the holiday's, but this year especially! Last night on my Instagram Stories, I asked and you voted that you wanted to see some holiday style! It was a 50/50 split between holiday party looks and holiday date night looks so I thought I'd show you a little bit of both! It is very important to me to highlight brands that are SIZE INCLUSIVE- meaning they have a wide range of sizes for EVERY body!

The Dress Shop: Eliza J

If you are looking for a fabulous holiday party dress, you have to check out Eliza J dresses. I've selected a few of my favorites! I love how inclusive their sizing is- ranging from 0 to 16 and then plus sizes! I have quite a few of these dresses and I'm always so impressed with the quality and fit. You will not be disappointed. 

Get Your Party Pants On: Old Navy

Old Navy has been my go-to lately for all things! Their pants are also incredible. I love their fit and often times I even have to size down in their pants- which NEVER happens! Major props to Old Navy for no separating their regular & plus sizing. They offer 00 to 20 on the same product page! Another bonus: most of them are under $30! 

Cozy Coats: Asos

I am proud to say that I've inherited my love for coats from my mother- she has closets full of beautiful coats. ASOS has been an incredible retailer supporting a large range of sizes, check out these gorgeous coats. BEST PART: some of these are up to 30% off, no code needed!

Sparkle & Shine: BaubleBar

If you haven't already heard of BaubleBar- I'm about to change your life! I am constantly amazed by their fun, trendy, yet timeless pieces. What's a holiday season without a little holiday sparkle? These are a few of my favorite pieces right now! They make fabulous gifts too! BEST PART: Everything on their site is 25% until December 8th using code GIFT25

Cutie with a Bootie: DSW

I've been shopping at DSW since as long as I can remember! It is one of the only places that I can find size 11 shoes. They also carry wide width and wide calf styles. Cute boots are a must-have this season, especially with all of your holiday looks!  These are a few of my favorite styles this season.

The Final Touch: Lips from Sephora

Wrapping up this list with an essential- lip color! I always forget to put lip color on until I'm in the car and scrambling through my purse to find something. Lips complete the look and make me feel put together. Here are a few of my favorites this season! BEST PART: some lipsticks are up to 50% off this weekend, no code needed!

What are your favorites from this list? Would you like to see more of these round ups? Your feedback means everything to me! Hope this helps.

Cyber Monday: Best Clothing Deals

Best Clothing Deals for Women & Men:

It has been so fun for me to use the polls on Instagram Stories feature to see what type of content you'd like me to create! This year I decided to take part in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday fun. You voted and you want to see the best deals on clothing! The reason why I chose these brands are because they are size inclusive- some of the brands run up to a size 18, some brands are exclusively plus sizes. I can assure you -there is something in here for everyone. Here's what I've found, happy shopping! All of the store names are clickable, click on them and it will take you to their website!

Ann Taylor

Free shipping & 50% off everything using code BESTMONDAY

ASOS

30% off everything! This is a great deal - I also love how size inclusive their brand is. If you haven't checked out this site, now is your chance! Use code EPIC30

Banana Republic 

50% off everything and no minimum for free shipping. Very exciting because I rarely see BR more than 40% off!

Bare Necessities

Up to 50% off, extra 15% off today and everything ships free!

BaubleBar

Had to sneak this one in, too good of a deal to pass up! 35% off everything using code CYBER25

Bergdorf Goodman

Save up to 40% high end designer goods

Eloquii

50% off your entire purchase, $100 towards your next purchase, free shipping

Express

50% off everything and free shipping!

Gap

50% off everything with code CYBER plus an extra 10% off with code TREAT

H&M

30% off EVERYTHING- yes, EVERYTHING! Women's, Men, Children and Home!
In stores and online! 

J Crew

40% off + an additional 10% off but hurry!!! Offer expires noon Monday. Use code SHOPFAST

Lane Bryant

40% off site wide, free shipping over $50! This is a major deal for my curvy ladies! Use code BLACKFRIDAY

LOFT

50% off everything and free shipping! Women's, petites and maternity. They also have really adorable jewelry & accessories! Use code CLICK

Macy's

extra 20% off sale items until Wednesday 11/29, this is including ALL SALE- clothing and other items! Use code CYBER

Madewell

25% off your entire order using code DONTSTRESS

Nordstrom

Extra 25% off sale items! Free shipping & returns too!

Old Navy

50% off everything - no exclusions! If you haven't checked out Old Navy lately, now is your chance! They've really stepped it up and they're offering really trendy items at AMAZING prices.

Target

extra 15% off EVERYTHING! 

Torrid

BOGO 50% or 30% off everything and free shipping!


Do you like these sort of round-up lists? I enjoy making them! Please let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more of them!

Cyber Monday: Gift Guide

Happy Cyber Monday, everybody! The best Monday of the year - am I right? I've never done a Cyber Monday roundup before, so this post is extra exciting for me! This weekend on Insta Stories I asked you all if you were interested in seeing a roundup of holiday gifts that happen to be on sale today, and based on the amazing feedback it was a no-brainer that I had to create this gift guide for you all!  So without further adieu, happy shopping! Don't forget to treat yourself - or in my case, I need to not treat myself too much!  All of the store names are clickable, if you click the font in bold will bring you right to the site!


GIFT GUIDE UNDER $50

  1.  BaubleBar Earrings - you can't go wrong with this one, every time I wear BaubleBar jewelry - people always ask me where they're from. Perfect for a stylish mom, sister or friend! Their entire website is also 35% off right now with code CYBER35

2. Women's Gemma Velvet Driving Slippers - Mossimo Supply Co. Gray 9 - slippers are an absolute must! I'm embarrassed to say that I have over five pairs. These are my favorite pick because they're inexpensive but still great quality. I love them because you can wear them outdoors since they have such a great grip on the bottom. Target is also having an additional 15% off for Cyber Monday! Women's Gemma Velvet Driving Slippers - Mossimo Supply Co

3. For the whiskey drinker, I've found this Godinger Barware, Dublin Whiskey DecanterAnd it's only $16!  I used to always see these containers when I was little and wonder what they were because they looked so fancy!  This one is great because it looks expensive but it's not! Definitely getting this for Brian- don't tell him!

4. Capri Blue candles - In Mississippi, the artisans of Capri Blue honor the traditions of candle-makers from generations past by hand-pouring their signature soy wax blends into recycled glass vessels. Each clean-burning formula absorbs more fragrance oil than any other natural wax candle—and lasts twice as long.  They are perfect for the candle lover in your life or a fabulous hostess gift! They're also 20% off at Anthropologie today!

5. For all of my fellow pet lovers out there, Petco is having a major Cyber Monday sale! Not a store you'd think of right? But I got all of my furry friends' gifts from the Cyber Monday sale at Petco last year. Up to 65% off! 

6. Rae Dunn Coffee Mug -  I have a few of these and I just love the minimalistic design and functionality of it! Fits ALL the coffee and looks cute in the cupboard.

7. Gift set from The Body Shop - everything is 50% off online today!! This special edition Coconut Premium Collection of bath and body treats will soften, smooth, and moisturize the skin, leaving it with a delightfully tropical scent. This gift box also contains a word search – so get ready to have some fun this holiday season!

8. Give the gift of style through Rent The Runway! Or rent your holiday party dress. 30% off all rentals - even you first month of unlimited rentals through Rent The Runway. Use code HAPPYDAY30 at checkout. 

9. Nordstrom At Home Copper Monogram Bottle Stopper - Perfect hostess gift or for your favorite wine-o. A copper letter gleams atop a polished steel stopper that adds a personal touch while keeping wine drinkable. Letters available: a, b, c, d, g, h, j, k, l, m, r, s, w. 

10. Faux Fur Pompom Beanie - A matching faux fur pompom is the fuzzy cherry on top of this cute and cozy knit beanie. Comes in grey and navy. This gift is perfect for all ages- it looks adorable on everyone- cannot believe this is only $15!

Do you like these gift guides? Would you like to see more of them? Please let me know in the comments below!