Thursday, November 29, 2012

Isn't this the most genius thing to wear to bed?? P.S.Great gift idea

I just spotted this and fell in love!  J. Crew is so on it!  Instead of wearing your hubbies/boyfriends/whoever's top to can get an elongated shirt dress version from J. Crew for $68 in such cute prints!  I want it now!!!!!!

Thinking I need this NOW

Target, Merona Merona Ostrich Tote - Orange, $34.99

DIY inspiration: Tory Burch Resort 2013 shoes

I love the idea of the thick espadrille at the bottom of the shoe...Just an idea of something to do for spring:)  

Something fashion-y for you to watch: Window Dressing | Ep. 1 | Tipped

A new webisode I'm checking out because of Daily Candy and I thought I'd share!

The look for less: Cargo jacket with leather sleeves

Tried finding the military jacket with the leather sleeves from American Eagle Outfitters and can't seem to find it online...most likely it's in store.
Another tip, get a AE card and get a's not a credit card...just a rewards card.  Also, check-in and get a discount as well.  They always get rewards for anything you do:)

On my search I found that ASOS and ZARA had had styles like this too...I think Burberry was the designer who started the trend though.

Street Style look:

2 ways to DIY:

Meet with your taylor like blogger, frugal-nomics did here.

I also use the cargo vests from Old Navy and layer over a vintage leather jacket I have.

DIY cargo vest

DIY cargo vest by fashionalities featuring a cargo vest

Vest on sale $25
Get 20% off using code: onholiday

Quick Tip: Great option for mommy's with the leather trend from ZARA

I just watched my fave ladies from Fabulous on a Budget on The Haute List and thought the leather in the front, stretch pant in the back with side zips would be perfect for a fashionable mommy on the go!  I need these NOW!  Thought I'd share:)

Monday, November 26, 2012

The most exciting Cyber Monday sales to take note of

11/23- 11/25- 25% off sale with new markdowns added- no code required!
11/26- enjoy free shipping on your entire order- no code required!
11/23 ONLY – 20% off everything when you use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS
11/26 ONLY – 30% off everything when you use code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
11/23 ONLY - Buy 2 Baubles, Get 15% Off (code: FRIDAY15) Buy 3 Baubles, Get 25% Off (code:FRIDAY25) Buy 4 Baubles, Get 35% Off (code: FRIDAY35)
11/26- 11/28 – get a free gift for ever $40 you spend on site – no code required!
11/21-11/25 – Enjoy a beauty trio of your choice and a free specially-size lip gloss with every order, plus free standard shipping! No code needed.
11/21-11/26- 30% off already-reduced merchandise
11/22-11/25 – get 30% off orders of $100 or more + free shipping – no code required!
11/26 ONLY – get an extra 50% off sale items, 30% off full price purchases of $100 or more + free shipping – no code required!
11/21-11/26 – additional 30% off sale items + free shipping with code HOLIDAYSALE
11/21-11/24- up to 60% off entire store
11/26 ONLY – 15% off regular priced merchandise with code CYBER15
11/21-11/25 – 25% off all orders + free shipping on orders over $150, when you use codeCOLOR25
11/21-11/25- 40% off everything + an extra 15% off with purchase over $100 with codeGIVEANDGET!
11/23- 30%-50% off select fall collections
11/23- save 40% off site wide plus free shipping on orders $75+! Use code BLKFRI
11/24-11/25- save 30% off site wide plus free shipping on all orders. Use code HOLIDAY
11/21-11/25 – 25% off everything + free shipping with code TREAT
11/22-11/23- 60% off select apparel; free $25 gift card with a $100 cosmetics & fragrance purchase (code BEAUTY12); 50% off select cashmere for men and women
11/24-11/25 – 50% off select styles
11/26-11/28- save 25% off select electronics, holiday and home styles, no code required!
11/21-11/26 – Spend $250 save 20%, spend $500 save 25%, spend $1000 save 30%, spend $1500 save 35% when you enter code
From 11/23 on – Spend $300 get 20% off, spend $500 get 25% off, spend $750 get 30% off AND get a limited edition notecard set with any purchase of $150 or more when you enter codeGIFTFORYOU
11/23- free limited edition tote including four beauty must-haves with $65 purchase. CodeFRIDAY65
11/21-11/26- enjoy up to 40% off fall/ winter collections & an extra 15% off already reduced items with code YOOXTHANKS

Blue Nile The Extraordinary Days of Christmas

It's shopping has begun!  Who doesn't want a reason to get beautiful jewelry?  Blue Nile is the place to go for a variety of high end pieces from silver to diamond.  You can even have items custom made which makes it even more special!  

Fashionalities has partnered with Blue Nile to share a great giveaway they are putting on starting on Cyber Monday (November 26th) and ending on December 7th.  It's away for you to try and win a gorgeous item for yourself or someone special in your life.

Here are the details:

There are six unique presents wrapped and displayed for each Facebook fan on Blue Nile's Facebook page.  In order to participate, fans must "Like" the Blue Nile Facebook page.
-For 12 days, Facebook fans will have a chance to unwrap one present of their liking to win a Blue Nile prize.
-It is a game of chance.  Prizes vary from percentage off discount codes of $11,000 diamond rings.  We're happy to say that we will be giving away a cumulative prize value of $100,000 over the course of 12 days.
One extraordinary jewelry prize will be given out per day, but everyone will win something.    

I'm excited to share a 20% off code on pearl, gemstone, or silver jewelry purchases from Blue Nile with a 72 hour expiration period.  Begins 11/26/12 at 8amET and ends 11/29/12 at 8amET.  Here is the info for the coupon code, enjoy:

Please note that this code is good for 20% off silver, gemstone, or pearl jewelry and valid from November 26, 2012 at 8:00 am ET to November 29, 2012 at 8:00 am ET.

The code is: Special20%Off

Please see Terms and Conditions for the discount offer below:

Offer MUST be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase. 20% discount applies to silver or pearl or gemstone jewelry, only. 20% off applies to only one item in one category, and does not apply to loose diamonds, Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry, gift certificates, and cleaning product purchases. Offer may not be combined with any other offer and cannot be applied retroactively. Void where prohibited. Offer valid through November 29, 2012 at 8:00amET.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kardashian stuff for sale on eBay

I am watching a Kardashian special on E! and decided to check out Kourtney's website.  Right away I read a post about the Kardashian ladies selling items on eBay and had to check it out.  My favorite pieces are from Kris and Kourtney.  The items are still on auction for 8 more days so I can't tell how much things are go for...but, I'm crossing my fingers.  Had to share the items that are catching my eye.  What do you think, will things sell for a lot???

Kardashian style







Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great gift ideas as seen in this months fashion mags

Gift Guide as seen in mags

1.  Too cute!!  Kikkerland:The iPurse iPhone 4 Case in Red, Accessories for Women ONLY $12
2.  I'm in LOVE with this Clearly Cool Beach Set for your iPad and iPhone by Echo Design for ONLY $38!  I would double the iPad case as a clutch!  *Comes in 3 different colors.
3.  Who doesn't like a funky, new chocolate?  My mom gave me chocolate as a gift once and it was such a yummy indulgence!  I want to try these that I saw in Marie Claire by Wild Ophelia for $3.99 each.  Flavors like Peanut Butter and Banana and Souther Hibiscus Peach; interesting right!?:)
4.  Found something cute for the babies...couldn't resist:)  Funky socks...they don't wear shoes for awhile so these are perfecto.  By Baby Aspen, $16 for 4 pairs.
5.  I want this Fresco Towels cotton tote NOW!  Such a chic way to take the kids to the beach or pool:)  $96
6.  Who doesn't want something tres' chic to put their fab shades in??  Thomas Paul does a cute style for only $20-24.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Where to find the Limited Edition DVF Evian Water, plus Christmas gift ideas

These would be fun paired together for a themed gift:)

Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes (Fashion Fairytale 3)

If  you want to take the gift even further...give the gift of a classic wrap dress:)


Wrap dress inspired by DVF.

*Wrap dresses are great because they flatter every body shape.

Introducing my new favorite fitness blogs

After having my first child, who is now 2 I became engrossed in hip mommy blogs.  I loved the idea of seeing other mommy's who weren't giving up their love of fashion as well as their identity after having their kids.  But, rather made it all work together.  Here is my list of go-to mommy blogs.  I would just add Oh Joy that I recently read.  Which, I've heard even ladies that don't have kids are reading now because they say that mommy blogs are the most relatable and feel honest.

Now enters the fitness blog...I would have never even thought of looking up one until I read the amazing article Chalkboard magazine wrote about them (they also have a really great fitness section!).  I can't wait to dive into these blogs since I am so into losing my baby weight right now.  With my first pregnancy I gained around the same weight and lost it through running which took around 6-8 months.  Now, we shall see...I've noticed that just 2 years has changed how my poor body reacts...I can now tell that I've left my 20's and have entered into the ow that hurts arena.  I've been doing my everyday run with the kids which I have to say is also pushing a stroller of least 50 pounds!  And my knee and ankle started hurting so I hadn't run in 2 days and felt like I was going to gain 5 pounds in those 2 days;)  Thank goodness I didn't.  But, here are the blogs I plan on following for encouragement and inspiration.  Hope they help you as well!

Side note:
Stylist June Ambrose is a great person to follow on twitter or Instagram to get her #stylefit posts sharing workouts and great, healthy recipes.

The Fitness Blogs:

-Fit Bottomed Girls-sounds exactly like moi:)
-Blogilates-already planning on trying their easy, healthy cookie recipe with just 3 ingredients, bananas, oats and raisins!
-Huffington Posts Healthy Living Blog
-The Fitnessista-a mom and a military wife!  Can't wait to see what she is all about!
-FitSugar-I already love their other sites so I can't wait to see their trendy, fashion perspective on staying fit.

Do you have any fit blogs you'd recommend?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday deal at Shoe Dazzle

It's the most wonderful time of the year and ShoeDazzle is offering a fabulous Black Friday deal to kick off the holiday season! Beginning today, Wednesday, 11/21 through Sunday, 11/25, ShoeDazzle is offering up to 50% off select styles (no code required). Whether you're treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift, don't miss your chance to save on stylish shoes from ShoeDazzle! Happy Shopping!

Gift Guide: Beauty Treats

I think that beauty items can be a really great gift.  Everyone loves something new and it's also a gift that is a little bit of an indulgence so everyone doesn't always buy fun cosmetics for themselves.  The first thing I would do is get an annual membership to Birchbox.  It's a $100 fee or $10 a month (for women, men are $20 a month) and the recipient receives a package every month with sample size items and something full size items to try.  It's soo much fun!  I have it and love it.  After you receive the cool items you can go to the site and get a discount on the item you fall in love with.  It's GENIUS!  

If $100 is not in your budget.  Or, you don't think your friend/family member will like samples every month.  Here are a few fun options to consider in the beauty department.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all things Josie Maran!  This is ONLY $28 and the bag is just too cute with the Moroccan theme!  This would be great with a Moroccan style mirror and a Moroccan theme book.  You see I like the theme gifts:)

I want to try this soo bad!  I love anything that fills in the eyebrow easily.

Anything with the signature print/logo for Henri Bendel is tres' chic.

Lovely lipgloss works for anyone. 

I've been wanting this color so bad lately!  

New fashion programs to note for the new year

Mark your calendars all. Gossip Girl might sadly be coming to an end... but there are tons of fab fashion programs coming in the new year that I'm excited about:

The Carrie Diaries Jan 14
Downton Abbey Jan 6
Pretty Little Liars Jan 8
Girls Jan 13

What am I missing??

How to rock sneakers like you'd never believe

Street Style

*via Vanessa Jackman
The ManRepeller from All The Pretty Birds
All The Pretty Birds

I've always thought that sneakers were just made for working out and it was such a BIG, HUGE, fashion NO NO to go outside in a pair of sneakers...well, except for Converse (that are worn in).  But, that has all ended...I'm now letting in vintage New Balance and Nike sneakers.  They've been gracing the street style blogs for a couple of seasons now and I've decided to give in.  Not necessarily for the comfort, but for the unique styling.  These sneaks are not paired with sweats, but unexpected dressier looks.

Here are a few looks I've found on Vanessa Jackman's blog and All The Pretty Birds (above).  And two blogs I've found that have the sneaker dressing down are Sincerely Jules and Lovely by Lucy.(below)

Sincerely Jules:

Lovely by Lucy:

The shoes you need:

What I'm getting at Cleobella...side note things you can get others for Christmas and Cyber Monday deal

CLEOBELLA SS 2012 from PAUL NGUYEN on Vimeo.

Ok, so I'm going CRAZY for everything at Cleobella right now!  The designer is posting a ton of stuff on facebook that are catching my eye.  I needed a new wallet so that was already on my list, but with the Cyber Monday deal she's offering for 15% off plus FREE shipping I'm getting it all in:)  (Code: CYBERMON)

I wanted one like this when I was in Hawaii, but they were like $ I waited...these are ONLY $33!  I love the idea of personalizing!  

The fabric on these coin purses are from India...enough said:)

I'm getting this wallet in bronze...$138

For those searching for great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.  Cleobella is also sold at:
Revolve Clothing
Boutique to You
Couture Candy

A great to package all the great gifts you are giving with something they can use over and over:
Also by Cleobella for $98 from Shopbop but also sold at Cleobella.

Follow the designer on facebook, twitter and instagram to be in the "know" for sales and new items added to store.