Happy Friday + White Plum Giveaway!

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yay it’s friday and it’s exactly one week away from the day after christmas! that should be celebrated, right? right! i am cozied up in the beautiful state of colorado currently wishing for snow to fall within the next week.

i am so excited to feature a new online store i learned about a few months ago called White Plum! it was started by an awesome woman, hilary zwahlen. she“envisioned a unique way to channel the travel-all-over-town-looking-for-the-best-deal-with-kids-screaming-in-the-car mentality she learned from her mom in the 1980’s. She wanted to make the killer deal available to people like her — people who have jobs or school or screaming kids and don’t seem to have enough time to get it all done.

what i love even more is that she started it with the help and support of her husband! hello new wifestyle.

the clothes featured on their website are good quality, fashionable AND affordable. my favorites.

white plum edited

when this ellendale cowl neck sweater arrived, i immediately had to put it on and never wanted to take it off. it’s super soft, made in the USA and best yet…it fits my ginormous wingspan of arms!


look at that sleeve length! it’s incredible really.

i think the wooden buttons add a unique touch to the collar and you don’t ever have to risk losing another scarf because it’s built-in. winning!


they feature some extra cool things like reindeer leggings, a wifestyle-esque cardigan and gorgeous dresses like this for new year’s eve. i think i know where i’ll be requesting my birthday gifts from because i’m slowing learning that fashion can be fun, fit my personality and not break the bank.

i am extra excited because White Plum is offering a special deal to all the wifestylers out there! they are offering a discount code for 25% off until 12/26! enter THENEWHOLIDAY25 and save some cash money.

they are currently also doing free standard shipping on all orders for the rest of the year so jump on that!


no one tell my husband you noticed his little ‘fountain’ hair-do in the above photo because i specifically told him it wasn’t too bad because i love this photo. that’s what wind on top of a mountain will do to you.

oh right, the title of this post also said “giveaway!” so let’s hop to it!

White Plum is offering a $50 store credit to one lucky reader! both the giveaway and the 25% off code THENEWHOLIDAY25 ends on 12/26 so get in on it now and enjoy your last weekend before christmas! *queue squeals, throwing work papers in the air and racing out the door into the arms of sugar plum fairies and cookies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1) if you have a christmas tree, do you use white lights or colorful ones?
2) what plans do you have for this weekend?
3) what type of clothing makes you feel coziest? (i’m all about the comfy sweaters)

disclosure: i received this sweater for free and am grateful for White Plum’s giveaway to my readers. thanks for supporting companies that support the new wifestyle!


  1. Michelle

    December 19, 2014 at 7:30 am

    1. White lights on our tree (my kids talked me in to getting colored lights to decorate outside our house though)
    2. Getting ready for our guests to arrive for Christmas
    3. Comfy sweaters & yoga pants!
    ..and I just placed an order on White Plum’s website – found a little something fun on clearance! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      sounds like a good compromise, michelle! i always love white lights on a tree too! hope you have a very merry christmas with all your guests! so happy you found something on White Plum AND it was on clearance #doublescore
      chelsea recently posted…Happy Friday + White Plum Giveaway!

  2. lesley

    December 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

    it is just me and my hubby with no family in the state and we aren’t big holiday people so we don’t decorate.

    i plan on crocheting, cleaning, doing laundry and going to my last fused glass jewelry class. oh, and putting together a bunch of bookshelves for my new crafting room so i can get it organized!!

    i live in sweat pants at home and jeans when not working.

    happy holidays!

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      sounds like you have a good list of fun things to do, lesley! fused glass jewelry glass?! how fun! have a blast and happy holidays to you both!

  3. Courtney!

    December 19, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Cute sweater!
    We use colored lights for our tree, but decoration the windows and outside in white lights (and you can see the tree through the front window).

    Nothing too exciting this weekend, but we did just book a trip to Portland for my husband’s birthday! I tried searching if you had a post on things to do in Portland, but didn’t see anything pop up. Anything great to recommend?
    Courtney! recently posted…Christmas Gift Guide: Want, Need, Wear, & Read

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      the sweater is soooo comfy courtney! i totally work it 2.5 days in a row 🙂 ohhh it totally love passing by houses where you can see the tree in the window-well done!

      yay portland! i mention random things about portland things but should do a list! i’ll get on that. in the mean time…if you have a car drive to multnomah falls about 35 minutes from portland, eat at mother’s bistro for brunch, get drinks downtown on a rooftop at ‘departure’ and walk along the waterfront! have fun!

  4. Kendra

    December 19, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I am a fan of white lights! I love how “golden” they make our tree appear! Since I had Evolette, sweaters are my go-to wardrobe staple! I’d love to add one from White Plum!

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      totally agree kendra (although my hubs prefers the colorful lights). yeees for sweaters being your go-to too! i will say that the sweater i’m wearing is SO soft so both you and evolette will enjoy it 🙂

  5. Christina

    December 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

    1) No Christmas trees for me and my hubby, yet. But I love both! We currently have the white ones strung up along our living room ceiling.
    2) Currently in the backseat of my husband’s car with our cat, driving up to Ohio to visit our family. Wedding tomorrow, and brunch with a bunch of close friends from “back home” on Sunday. So, busy weekend!
    3) The clothes I’m currently wearing (perfect travel wear): basic tee, oversized sweater, leggings, and Uggs.

    I hope you’re doing well, and that you’re surrounded by lots of love and laughter Christmas week!
    Christina recently posted…#ootd [sunny days & fuzzy sweaters]

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      sounds super cute in the living room, christina! so glad you get to visit friends, eat brunch and see family on your roadtrip! keep traveling safe! you also sound quite fashionable for your road trip-you go girl!

      hope the same for your during christmas week (someone is getting cards against humanity so it will be HILARIOUS)
      chelsea recently posted…Happy Friday + White Plum Giveaway!

  6. Rebecca

    December 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    1) We have white lights but now I’m kind of wishing we had other colors too.
    2) I need to finally finish making my fireplace (half done isn’t cute) and finishing shopping for presents.
    3) I’m all about leggings and sweaters.
    Rebecca recently posted…A Holiday Survival Kit

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      pleeeeease finish the fire place and post pictures soon because i can’t wait to see it! ohh i need to get some leggings and feel confident in wearing them because i love that look with sweaters!

  7. Colleen Boudreau

    December 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I looove big comfy sweaters and leggings.

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      again with the leggings and big sweaters! i need to get in on this trend. thanks for your comment colleen!

  8. Alison

    December 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This is just as cute on the blog as it was in person!

    • chelsea

      December 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      glad it’s alison approved 🙂

  9. iamalighthouse

    December 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I love their stuff! So cute and cozy!

  10. Ryan Avery

    December 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Well… my hair looks crazy but at least that sweater of yours is soft 🙂 Miss you and can’t wait to see you in three days!
    Ryan Avery recently posted…GIVEAWAY: Merry Christmas Todayers

    • chelsea

      December 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

      ha! it doesn’t look too bad boo! see you soooooon! xo

  11. Rachel G

    December 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I really like the buttons on the collar! That sweater definitely looks great on you. The color of Christmas lights is a great divide between me and Angel. He likes multicolored lights and I like only white and blue lights. It’s a problem.
    Rachel G recently posted…3,2,1, Launch the eBook!!

    • chelsea

      December 20, 2014 at 9:37 am

      they are my favorite part about the sweater too, rachel! we have the saaaaame problem rachel. it’s a real thing.

  12. Lauren E.

    December 20, 2014 at 6:23 am

    That sweater is unique, and quite cute, love it!

  13. lauren

    December 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

    White lights on the regular tree, and purple lights on the tabletop purple tree.

    • chelsea

      December 20, 2014 at 9:40 am

      ohhhh purple lights on the purple tree, lauren! sounds like fun! i’m with you about the white lights on a the regular tree

  14. Melissa L.

    December 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Love the beanie! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  15. Melissa M

    December 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I love white plum leggings!

    • chelsea

      December 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

      they are SO cute! i really want to try them!

  16. rachel

    December 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

    We use colored lights, for sure!!
    We will be traveling this weekend, with a baby…yikes!!
    Slippers always make me feel cozy 🙂

    • chelsea

      December 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

      good luck traveling with your baby this weekend rachel! i hope it all goes smoothly (and cry-free) 🙂

  17. Celeste

    December 22, 2014 at 9:36 am

    white lights… traveling to visit family … warm pajamas! 🙂

    • chelsea

      December 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

      ohhh warm PJs are a good one! enjoy time with your family celeste!

  18. Vera K

    December 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    We had white lights but changed to colored this year – much more festive.

  19. Annette

    December 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I feel coziest in my pjs or sweats. 🙂 I’ve had my eye on the SEQUOIA OPEN CARDIGAN from White Plum and is what I’d buy if I won.