Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spa Week is almost here! Make those $50 appointments now!

I have been on a spa hiatus since having my babies and can't wait to get back into the groove of relaxing!  I'm making a mani/pedi plus facial appointment at Dolce and can't wait!  April 20th, here I come!  I haven't had a a pedi for almost 8 months and that's sick!

Spa week is the way to enjoy what I've been missing out on.  You still get such amazing services and attention at ONLY $50!  It's also great step up your spa game and try out locations like Red Door Spa.  It's getting pampered without stressing about the cost.  A win-win!

I'm going to Dolce Spa/Salon.  They are my favorite for facials so far out of all of the other spas I've tried out since they give an oil hair massage during the facial!  No other location has done this.  Plus, the pedi always has an added something to make it special.  This time they are offering a hot stone pedi.  So glad I'm not preggers this time around so I can do it!:)  I almost want to add the massage because it's coconut!  For anyone who follows me you know I LOVE all things coconut...but, facial it is this time:)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Old Navy summer scarves are in

Every summer I go crazy over the amazing prints on the perfect light scarves at Old Navy.  They are a great way to mix prints and update your summer basics.  Here are a few that have caught my eye:
Old Navy Womens Lightweight Ombre Fringe Scarves $17

Old Navy Womens Paisley Gauze Scarves $13
Old Navy Womens Lightweight Paisley Print Scarves $13

Old Navy Womens Color Blocked Fringe Scarves $13

Summer must-have: White Handbags

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Hobo handbag

Forever 21 handbag

I love how fashion rules can now be broken.  White used to be said not to be worn after Labor Day...or navy and black was just against it all.  Tights or socks with sandals?  EEK!  And now, it's all a go...Whites are now, "winter whites."  Mixing brights whites with ivory.  Enjoy playing with everything in your closet and not being held back by rules.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Lemlem Spring 2013 line is now available to purchase!

I'm loving the metallics in this seasons collection! Need the magenta and bronze mix now!!:)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

There is a new outlet coming to the Phoenix area!

I'm super excited about the new outlet coming on I-10 this April!  It's going to be good...I already know!  LUCKY Brand will be one of the stores coming.  I recently fell in LOVE with the LUCKY Brand Outlet in Palm Springs.  So, I'll need to watch out.  Just something for people to check out when they visit Phoenix/AZ/Scottsdale during winters...since, I doubt anyone vacations here in the's not worth it unless you want a great deal on a stay at a resort:)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Payless Designer Collab Shoes

I like to check in on Payless sometimes to see what's happening with designer collab the past couple of years nothing too fab has been happening and it seems like a couple of the designers have exited..but, Christian Siriano and one of my faves, Isabel Toledo are still there so I keep checking in:)  Thought these 3 styles were pretty cute and wanted to share:)  Are you guys still shopping designer collab shoes at Payless?  The last time I shared I heard that these styles were only sold online.  Is that true?

Payless Designer Collab Shoes

I just WON a $100 GC for JCP on the JCP Spring Chat today and here is what I'm looking at getting:

I'm soo excited to get a $100 GC from JCP today!  I didn't even realize they were giving anything away when I was participating in the twitter chat so it was a nice surprise:)  I'm already trying to figure out what I'm going to get.  I'm really hoping they have a coupon soon.  They've already had a spring coupon which ends on the 17th and a coupon for Daylight Savings time...something has to be coming next:)  Here are a few of the brands I was checking out:

Joe Fresh (of course...just launched:)
Cosabella for JCP...
Duro Olowu...get some of the things I didn't get the day it launched.
Nanette Lepore
Betsey Johnson
Buffalo Jeans

Now here is what I'm looking at buying:
(Starting at the top left.)

1.  The dress is just adorable!  And for $40 why not:)
2.  I need a peplum top now!  This is ONLY $10!!
3.  This Joe Fresh tunic has my name all over it!  For $30 yes, yes, yes!
4.   I already own a Cosabella bralette and love it so I want to try out the version from JCP.
5.  Might not do these pants by Joe Fresh...but, want to try on and see how they look on me...he also has some colored jeans for ONLY $20 that I want to try.
6.  These MIA shoes are soo perfect for summer and $30.

Sidenote: The prices and quality are amazing on all of the pieces I've seen so far at JCP...beyond a lot of the collabs I've seen recently.  Check it out ASAP!  Or wait till there is a good coupon:)

So many amazing brands to check out at JCP


Joe fresh


Slim fit pants


Jcpenney sandals

Spring Awakening - Minnetonka Spring Lookbook

What a great video!  Fab styling, love the shoes!  Just make you want to getaway for the summer!  I'm already rocking mine!  Stay tuned for my #OOTD on all of my social media outlets;)

Loving the 6 colors J. Crew is recommending to wear for spring!

If you don't get the J. Crew catalog in the mail or from the store...and, I think you can get it online. You're missing out on so much inspiration! Even their emails have amazing style tips! Today I received, "Spring must-haves: 6 colors to wear right now." I think I'm going to wear my sea foam/glass (as they called it) green dress today since it will be in the 90's:)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chelsea Lately: Rachel Zoe

Check out Rachel Zoe chatting with Chelsea about having her son and what styling is all about.  Don't forget, The Rachel Zoe Project is now on BRAVO!

June Ambrose's shoe line is now LIVE on HSN

I've sadly missed June's sunglasses and turbans, which I'm hoping she has another collection.  But, these shoes I have to have!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chunky heeled styles!  I think I'll live on the edge and get the peacock style on the bottom:)  This HSN Shoe collection was supposed to launch on March 22nd...but, we are lucky enough to have it early so get it before it sells out!  Her stuff always does!  And stay tuned for more fab videos I find of her sharing her styling genius!  I love her fashion vocabulary~so much fun!  Hoping she comes out with another book and another season of her fab show!  Stay tuned!

*P.S. Prices range from $70-100!  Great price point!
June Ambrose is LIVE on HSN

Theodora and Callum Spring 2013 Campaign Video

I'm always inspired by how the T&C team style the scarves, caftans and skirts in their seasonal looks.  Scarves can be worn so many ways.  Each season it's essential to invest in one that will play up your existing wardrobe and T&C is the place to find that fab piece to add.:)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Win a Room Makeover Advice from Mexican Interior Designer, Stefany Gonzalez

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Flechada!  It's a place to find handmade, beautiful items from Latin America.  I already have two handbags from the site that give my wardrobe some zing:)  I say fashion goes along with home decor. So, when I heard about the giveaway they were doing with Stefany Gonzalez for advice on making over a room I had to share!  Here is what you have to do to enter, just make sure you let them know I, Natasha Holstine-Rao from Fashoinalities referred you to the giveaway:)  

Good luck!

Have you ever dreamed of a touch of Latin style for your home? Stefany Gonzalez from Jacaranda, has 5 Tips to make your dream come true.:
Do you want to win a personal consultation with Stefany? Follow these steps:
1. Comment on our blog on why you think you deserve a personalized consultation with Stefany. 
2. Like our Facebook Page and follow our Twitter account .
3. Upload a picture here: showing the room you want to makeover.
4. Stefany will choose one winner and give a FREE consultation over Skype (1 hour).
* You have until March 18th to upload the room picture you want to makeover.
* Consultation time is limited to one hour.
Enjoy!!! ¡DisfrĂștalo!

My new favorite way to shop online

I'm addicted everyone! I have always been a believer in second hand stores, then clothing swaps and now trading with other fashion lovers with sites like Poshmark or Bib + Tuck. It's a genius way to get new items for your old gems. Sites like Poshmark are mainly for selling but you can negotiate with other sellers to include the option. Shipping is around $6. Bib + Tuck is dedicated to it just being trading. But, you have to gain points from trading your clothes to get points to get what you want. Plus, shipping is $9-12. To start off with the site you can get about $50 to make your first tuck just from sharing your on the site and checking things out. Pretty brilliant. Here are a few of my traded items recently:)

We're all shopping closets together on Poshmark. I want you to join! Get $5 credit with code: HBAEC.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Flipping for Threadflip with a clothing rework

I had spotted this Free People dress on the right while I was in Palm Springs and fell in love with the casual coolness. I attempted to find the dress with no luck.

Recently, I've been playing on Threadflip (a place to find second hand clothing online) and found this Eddie Bauer dress that looked similar to what I was looking for. I decided if I took the dress in to my seamstress I could have two slits added to the sides to create the flowy effect that the Free Leople dress has. For $15 and free shipping I can't go wrong trying. I also think the color will be fun to play with since this years color is emerald and pastels are really strong and will compliment this dress well.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Duro Olowu for jcp

Don't forget!  They have a promo happening where you get $10 off when you spend $25 or more!  promo code: GO4TEN.  Enjoy!

Nicole Richie on the Today Show this morning

Sharing info about the new season of Fashion Star (I can't wait to watch!  It's on tonight!) and where her love of fashion came from.

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Urban Outfitters College discount day from 4-9 pm today!

Don't miss out!  Even if you've been graduated for a little while...dust off those i.d.'s and go shopping at Urban right now!!:)

P.S. I received my fab pants today and they are sooo comfy!!!  LOVE!
Great Sale for college students or people who still have their student i.d.'s today at Urban

Staring At Stars high rise pants

Mara Hoffman's spring line is now available for purchase on her site and you're going to want it ALL

Mara Hoffman spring line now available to purchase

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I'm GUSHING over Mara Hoffman's spring line which was inspired by Hawaii!  I want EVERYTHING!  But, here are a few pieces I'm really lusting over:)  The main item I want from this collection is the dress on the bottom right (save the BEST for last:)...the rest of these pieces are mainly looks that really inspire me and I plan on recreating with what I already own.  I might not be able to own every  beautiful piece that Mara Hoffman designs...but, I can find inspiration and new life in my clothing through her and that's what it is all about:)