Monday, September 26, 2011

Stripe Scene

I wish I could help GUCCI celebrate their anniversary by buying their amaze striped handbag...but, since I don't see myself affording it right now I'm waiting for the Tommy Hilfiger striped handbag to make it to TJ Maxx...will let you know once I find it!
Take a deal on a striped handbag

Gucci leather handbag
$1,154 -

Tommy Hilfiger hat
$198 -

The search for Tamera Mowry's red dress seen on the Style Network's Show, Tia & Tamera

I've had fun watching the show because I can relate to both Tia & Tamera being married for five years now and having my first child.  But, I'm surprised to actually be liking a lot of Tamera's clothing choices.  One item, the red and white dress, I fell in love with and tried asking Tamera on twitter who the dress was by with no response.  So, I kept looking but found nothing.  Then, while watching the first episode of the New Girl I luckily spotted the dress again and thank GOODNESS asked the Possessionista and she had the answer!  The dress is by's old, but it is on eBay (It's been on so many shows that the price is kind of high for resale...).  Sadly, I couldn't find any videos or photos of her wearing the dress, but she wore it twice on two different episodes.

NuyBeauty: Soul Lee for Your Best DIY Brows

I'm all about eyebrows. I can't wait to take these tips because I haven't gotten my eyebrows done by someone in years. I'm so afraid of someone taking too much off so I just let them go...I want them full, but I know that I need to clean them up to brighten my eyes up. These are some great tips from a Nuy approved eyebrow expert, Soul Lee. Everything on Nuy's site is so informative! Check her blog out today!

My heart just dropped! Nordstrom Rack coming to Tucson!!!

I still can't believe it!!! I've lived in Tucson for 5 years now and I've been hearing that Nordstrom would come as soon as population hit a million people...then nada...then that residents voted against the location that Nordstrom wanted because of getting in the way of the view of the mountains...well, now we are closer to having Nordstrom and we are starting the right way-with a bargain!

Here's what I received in my email today:

Grand Opening in Tucson on Oct. 13: Calling All Style Hunters!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 23, 2011

What caught my eye at the GAP today

This weekend the sale items are an extra 40% off! Check it out! I saw a ton of sale items I wanted...and the fedora isn't on sale, but it's ONLY $24.95! (not all items here are on sale)

Missoni at Anthropologie

Looks like Missoni is everywhere...but, these scarves at Anthro are real...will you be rushing to buy?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY inspiration for the glittery Mui Mui sneaker

I'm not one to rock a sneaker everyday...but, I also wasn't one to wear a flat before I had my, since I've had to convert to a being a mainly flat wearer I was excited when I stumbled upon a fab DIY twice for the Mui Mui glitter sneakers that are out right now.  This is something I think I could have fun wearing with a dress, skirt, jeans...anything.  I don't feel like I have time to do the entire DIY  so I found some glittery shoes and figure I can just glue on the rhinestones.  I prefer the rhinestone placement on Honesty WTF (It's a little heavier)...but, I wanted to share what Teen Vogue did too as an option.  I also think I'm going to pick up some gold or silver glittery shoe laces (depending on which shoe I go for...probably going to do gold:) so it's a little more like Mui Mui's.

The glittery sneaker


Friday, September 16, 2011

Great snacks for everyone!

I know I'm a fashion blog with a little bit of beauty...but, this segment on the Today show today got me excited about healthy snacks and I figure we all carry these in our fab handbags so why not keep them healthy so we can fit into our gorge clothes?:)  Enjoy! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

J.Crew's Marissa Webb on Adding Contrast and Color For Spring

It goes beyond just watching the shows now...I love that we can now get the inside story to the this entire video!

Rachel Roy's Tips For Dressing Your Body Type

I so LOVE Rachel Roy--so much inspiration from this line!

Faces of Fashion: Shala Monroque | NET-A-PORTER.COM

I so LOVE her style! I kept the piece VOGUE did on her and always search for her street style on all of the street style blogs. Just GENIUS!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The magical necklace

Well, not really magical...but way cute! All of the DIYers have shared how to create something like this, but I just haven't gotten to DIYing it and finding the jewels...
But, back to the amazing find! I'm in love and can't decide which color to get...thoughts?
Found this fab designer from Glitter Guide! They are amaze! Sign up today:)

Fab find: High waisted leggings by Lisse' Leggings

I love all things high waisted! So, I was excited to find this new (to me) brand on twitter called, Lisse' Leggings. It seems like they offer every style for leggings you could think! This is perfect for Mommy's on the go that need options beyond the basic legging.

Find item here:

Just signed up for the new AMEX program: Link, Like, Love on FB

This is genius! As many of you know, my hubby and I get an allowance every pay check to do what we please. I've been trying to figure out a way for us to get rewards for the allowance purchases so we can double benefit...and, I think this new program is it!

Here's all the info I found on the Suburban Mom blog (

American Express Link, Like, Love Facebook Deals

American Express launched a new deals program with Facebook today called Link, Like, Love, and if you’re an Amex card holder you’ll want to check it out. To get started, head over to their Facebook page and click on the Link, Like, Love tab. You’ll need to link your American Express card (done securely on the American Express website), and you’ll then be able to choose from a variety of deals based upon your Facebook likes and interests. Deals will range from automatic statement credits for purchases to online coupon offers. Some of the deals I saw include:

Spend $25 at Outback, get back $10
Spend $20 at Whole Foods, get back $5
Spend $75 at H&M, get back $10
Spend $100 at Lord & Taylor, get back $25
Spend $50 at Carrabba’s, get back $10
Spend $10 at Dunkin’ Donuts, get back $2
If you find a deal you are interested in you only need to “claim” it, and then make the purchase within the time frame given for the deal. You’ll then automatically receive a statement credit once you make the purchase on your linked Amex card – no coupons required.


Opening Ceremony goes to Argentina and shares all

From email:

"Bienvenidos to El Mercadito de Argentina en Opening Ceremony

Visit us online to browse one-of-a-kind vests, bags and hats, and pop into the stores for even more treasures, hand-picked by OC!"

Not sure how to insert a link on the new blogger app yet, so here is the direct link to the site:

Just a quick look at the designer collab items at Payless this fall

Now, to go in and see them in person...and can't delay if something catches my eye since I missed out on that Isabel Toledo black & white kitten heel number...I'm still searching and kicking myself for that miss...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Items I still want from the Missoni for Target collection

I went to 2 stores today...bought a few things...and have a few I need to return (decided I shouldn't keep things that Sahara will not be able to wear) and a few things I have to have still! Couldn't find the stationary items online...but, I would like a few pieces from that category too:)
Who went to shop today? Who got access online?

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

I always love learning more ways to wear a scarf! You can never go wrong with a scarf. Enjoy and be inspired!

The LEAF Series: Fall Layers

I am so on this! This is perfect inspiration for my fellow fashionista's in hot climates like AZ because it's all about the layering! We can do this technique all winter long...get ready!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Another reason to fall in LOVE with the Canadian brand: Aritzia, can you say Layaway Please?

I fell in love with this brand on my trip to Portland and have been wanting a jacket I spotted while there and can't stop thinking about.
Recently, I called to see if the jacket had gone on sale and found out that the brand only has sales twice a year...interesting I thought...since the price has changed since day one on the item...I am still kicking myself since the price was $100 cheaper when I first spotted the item! Oh well, my loss...but, here is the good news!
After hearing that the brand only has sales twice a year...I was a little sad...but, when the manager started letting me know that the company has a layaway program I was all ears! She said people only think of Kmart when you hear layaway (actually I think of TJ Maxx too:). But, that in Canada, she thinks they have a better credit standing as a country because they only buy what they can pay for...and with this payment method you don't have to slap what you want on a credit card. She said she's had girls come in and shop like crazy and get everything for a season and put it on hold. Technically, the hold is only supposed to be for a month...but, she told me she's done longer to help someone out...Not bad, hugh? I'm so thinking of paying this way...So I don't use all of my allowance at once:) Yes, my hubby and I have an allowance for every two weeks we get gives us money to play with while still saving for our future and our daughters future:) The best of both worlds:)

I'm so inspired by this fall must-have list from Barneys NY!

I want to run down to Buffalo Exchange now and buy this sheer dress like the one in the video and tie a knot in the front...I kept seeing the knot detail in maxi dresses and skirts this past spring/summer too...looks like it can/will continue.  Who will try this styling detail to update their dresses?

Taylor's Take: Taylor Tomasi Hill Styles Amanda Hearst in Her Fall Must-Haves for Barneys New York from Barneys The Window on Vimeo.

Rebecca Minkoff, I so want these pants from your Spring 2012 line!!

Just saw these pants and I'm in LOVE! Hoping Rebecca Minkoff's clothing line will be great prices like her handbags!

Clothing Karma at Buffalo Exchange

I can't believe how amazing the people at Buffalo are!! The other day I was selling tons of stuff and noticed one of the sellers rocking the most Amazing low back vintage dress with a brown and white print and a pocket! I had to know who it was by...and, of course it was vintage...she had bought it from Buffalo and told me she had a lot on hold to buy at Buffalo and was going to sell it!!! She said she would call me and put it on hold for me to buy. I told her I could even just buy it from her. Well, to make the story better. She called yesterday and left a message saying she wanted to just GIVE it to me and and she was happy to know it was going to a home where it would be loved! I still can't believe it and I'm so excited! Can't wait to share the dress! Buffalo has the BEST people working for them! They make it so that it's one of my favorite places to shop!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Wish List

I'm flipping through the US Weekly "fashion issue" and found so many great priced items!  Plus, others I've been watching too.

I was dreaming of the Gucci fedora that Kourtney Kardashian was rocking on Kourtney & Kim take NY...and now I've found a version for only $15!

I'm in LOVE with turbands and Shock Boutique has them for ONLY $18!  The best price I've found yet:)

I LOVE all things tassel, so when I found these bracelets on instagram I knew I had to have one!

These jeans are GENIUS!  Perfect for a curvy girl with a small waist!  I tried these on this week and I have to have!  A high waist with no need for taking in the waist!  But, they are kind of long so I will need to roll up or get them hemmed.

I've been eyeing the Michael Kors tortoise shell watch...but, the $30 one at Shock Boutique is such a great deal!

This Payless shoe is a must-have!  So cute, and already on sale...they can be worn with everything!

My Wish List

Lace up wedge
$30 -

Tortoise jewelry
$30 -

The 2 Bandits
$58 -

Turban Headband in Black Women’s Fashion
$18 -

Friday, September 09, 2011

Simple "Natural Hair" Styles For Back-to-School and Office

I can't wait to try and do theses styles! I don't EVER do anything to my hair besides wash and, let's see how it goes:)

Fall must-have: The Cape

I've always gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted a cape or not...but, after seeing the cape at the LOFT that I'm getting tomorrow and then, noticed that Rachel Zoe has one in her collection while watching the first episode of the Rachel Zoe project, I knew I had to have one in my life!

Here's the cape I'm getting tomorrow from the LOFT.  Apparently it sold out online!  It was seen in People Style Watch...sadly, I already sold my issue so I can't reference it...but, as you can see it's AMAZE!

I'm excited about the capes being everywhere!  Here are some options out there...I'm taking styling ques from all of these images:)

Capes are here

Rachel Zoe tailored coat
$695 -

Free People cape coat
$248 -

H m coat
£100 -

Aryn K cape poncho
$98 -

Forever21 cape trench coat
$28 -

J crew
$398 -

$129 -

So many inspring looks on Polyvore, I just had to share a few!