Archives for November 2012

Pop of Color




Subtle but bright pops of color are being seen in all kinds of ensembles this fall and winter. Move over winter neutrals, because color is here to stay.
Check out some of the pieces I chose to add a pop of color to your wardrobe this season below.

Cyber Monday Shopping Guide


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Struggling to find the time and/or money to find gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? Consider Cyber Monday your one day beck and call.
It is no secret that shopping online can get rather pricey, especially with the preposterous shipping and handling charges that companies so love to slap on the final cost at the end of the virtual transaction. The free shipping that so many sites offer on Cyber Monday is arguably the best feature of this virtual Black Friday holiday counterpart.
Despite, or rather, as a result of its rapidly increasing popularity, the amount of e-mails, commercials, tweets, etc. promoting Cyber Monday sales can get pretty overwhelming. Instead, save yourselves the headache by using my rather extensive Cyber Monday Shopping guide below as a reference for your world wide web shopping sprees. But act fast, because most of these deals are over at 11:59PM!


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CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING GUIDE:

7 For All Mankind: Extra 25% off sale with code “cmonx2512”
Aldo: Extra 30% off sale, sale styles at 50% off or more
Alloy: Everything on sale up to 50% off, free shipping with code “cyborgs”
Ann Taylor: 40% off everything with code “monday”
Armani Exchange: 35% off everything + free shipping (no minimum), surprise gift included in every shipment
ASOS: 30% off everything including sale with code “cybermondayspecial”, up to 25% off ASOS collection
Azalea Boutique: 25% off (excluding sale) with code “gobble25”
Banana Republic: 30% off with code “cyber”
ban.do: 20% off with code “give thanks”
BaubleBar: The Gift Suite: assortment of best sellers and never-before seen pieces, pick up free treat with every $40 spent
bebe: 30% off + free shipping
Bluefly: Extra 10-40% off every single item + free shipping
Boden: 30% off almost everything + free shipping
C.Wonder: 30% off full price items ($100+), 50% off all sale items, + free ground shipping
C&C California: 40% off entire order, free scarf with purchase of $100+
Charm & Chain: 40% off with code “shefinds40” until noon, 35% off site wide with code “love it”
Club Monaco: 30% off cashmere, 30% off already-reduced styles
Couture Candy: 26% off with code “Monday”
CyberMint Monday: Live interactive shopping event put on by WHOWHATWEAR’s Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power-exclusive deals, new product releases, 10AM PST
delia*s: Everything up to 50% off, free shipping on everything
Design Darling: 15% off $100+ with “early bird” (if you haven’t seen her site yet, you MUST check it out)
DJ Premium: 25% off site wide with code “thx25”, 50% off Cyber Monday Shop with code “cymon50”
DKNY: 25% off site wide
Dolce Vita: 25% off site wide with code “gobble gobble”
Ella Moss: 30% off with code “thankful”
Express: 40% off everything + free shipping
Francesca’s: 30% off site wide
Free People: 20% off of sale
Gap: 30% off with code “cyber”
GoJane: 25% off everything with code “cm25a”
ShopGoldyn: 25% off with code “giveandget25”
GUESS: 30% off entire site + free shipping
Isaay:50% off all clothing with code “fashion50”, 50% off all sale items with code “sale50”
J.Crew: 25% off + free shipping
J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything + free shipping with code “yourgift”
Jeweliq: 20% off purchase with code “blackfriday”
Kate Spade: surprise sale – up to 75% off
LAMade: 30% off entire site with code “thanks30”
Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Extra 40% off entire site (ends 4PM CST)
Loehmann’s: 40% off everything (except fragrances) with code “cyber40”
LOFT: 50% off everything with code “todayonly”
Lulu’s: Extra 40% off sale items – up to 90% off with code “cyber”
Madewell: 25% off + free shipping with code “treat”
Mango: 30% off with code “5cybermng”
Max and Chloe: 25% off site wide with code “cyber12”
Metropark: 40% off with code “cyber40”
Miss Selfridge: 20% off + free shipping with code “happyholidays”
Modcloth: Up to 50% off select items
NARS Cosmetics: 20% off orders with code “narsff2012”
New York & Company: Everything is 50-70% off
Nine West: 20% off 1 item, 30% off 2 or more items
Old Navy: 30% off with code “cyber”
Paige Denim: 30% off regular priced items + free shipping with code “cybermonday2012”
Patterson J. Kincaid: 40% off all sequins (!!!!!!!)
Pink Mascara: 25% off site wide with code “cyber”
Piperlime: 20% off site wide with code “cyber”
Rebecca Minkoff: Up to 50% off on select styles + free shipping, additional 15% off full price merchandise with code “cybermon15”
Ruche: 30% off today’s new arrivals, 25% off special occasion dresses with code “special25”
Shopbop: Up to 35% off of purchase (more money spent=bigger discount)
Sosie: 15-35% off
South Moon Under: 20% off + free shipping with code “cyber20”
Splendid: 30% off site wide with code “thanks30”
Steve Madden: 30% off + free shipping with code “holidays30”
StyleBop: 30% off all Fall/Winter merchandise
Swell: 25% off site wide + free shipping (no minimum) with code “rgift2u”
The Limited: 25% off markdowns; 50% off original ticket prices
Threadsence: 20% off with code “tscm20”
Tobi: 40% off site wide
White House Black Market: 30% off site wide

Did I miss any sales that you scored big on? What are you shopping for today? Where did you choose to shop on Cyber Monday?

Inspiring Interiors & Pre-Black Friday Sales

I just love a home with a cozy and welcoming interior decor! Browse through some of my favorite pictures as of late.
Also, be sure look at some AMAZE pre-Black Friday sales below that you can’t miss out on!


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Pre-Black Friday sales to shop now!:

ASOS: 30% off winter wear items
Madewell: 25% off everything in stores & online
LOFT: 40% off everything in stores & online
J.Crew: 30% off everything for card members
Gap: up to 60% off entire store, 20% off purchase (online only)
Banana Republic: 25% off entire purchase
Lord & Taylor: 50% off women’s boots
French Connection: 30% off purchase in stores & online
The Limited: 40% off purchases (in store only, today only)
Nine West: “Like” on Facebook and get 20% off online
Ann Taylor: 40% off full price purchases, 25% off sale items
Macy’s: 20% off sale items
Calypso St. Barth: 50% off full price, 25% off sale
Steve Madden: 25% off sale items

Put a Bow on It


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I am not exaggerating when I say I literally re-did this post like 5 times. Bows have been and always will be one of my favorite timeless fashion trends. Worn as an accessory or as an outfit staple, a bow is the ultimate testimony of femininity.
This fall, the bow is making a multitude of head-to-toe appearances from a girly headband, to a chic, preppy bow-tie, to a sleek finishing touch on a handbag. One way or another, make sure you let bow into your wardrobe this season. Get the look below:


Dress // Hat // Bow-tie necklace // Coat // Bobby Pins // Rain Boot // Sweater // Belt

Who else is a bow aficionado? What is your favorite way to model bows?

Refresh Your Fall Footwear


Call It Spring “Burundia” // Sperry Top-Sider for J.Crew short Shearwater boots // Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Bow Flats // Women’s Mossimo Valda Loafer // Women’s Mossimo Viveca Blingy Heel // Steve Madden “Regime” // “Bridget” glitter bootie // Sam Edelman “Alvin” // Oxia Burgundy Red Brogue Oxford Platform Creepers // Nine West “Dazzler” // Frye Jet Boot Roper

If there is one part that needs frequent updates in your wardrobe, it’s your footwear. You wear them everyday in all kinds of weather, and to all kinds of places, and they are constantly getting beaten up. Old, worn-out shoes aren’t a good look for anyone.
This fall, there are an assortment of shoe trends being shown, from oxfords, to cap-toe heels, to booties, to platform sneaks (which I secretly CANNOT wait to get a pair of). Shoes are literally being shown in all shapes and sizes, and better yet, ALL kinds of colors. I always think, the more color in your ensemble, the better!
Treat yourself to some new refreshed fall footwear today!

Which shoe is your favorite?

Hump-Day Hearsay #4

Happy Hump Day! Only 2 more days (after today, my longest day of classes) until Thanksgiving break for me (my LAST school holiday break ever!). Then I am off to Raleigh, North Carolina, to spend Thanksgiving at my brother’s house! Hope you are all having a great Wednesday, enjoy these links!

Every girl knows that makeup can get really expensive, so I think we all are wondering what are the best beauty buys under $10

I just stumbled across these adorable camera straps, and I want one NOW!

This is by far what I am most excited about lately…Bauble Bar and Essie have teamed up to do a collaborated collection. 3 bracelets and one nail polish for $50…this is one collabo everyone must indulge in!

Moving? Or just looking to re-organize? Check out this post from Coco + Kelley on where to put the bar.

If you haven’t discovered Mackenzie Horan’s Design Darling website yet, you must…AT ONCE. Her adorable creations are amazing and original and would make a great gift for any gal. But if you can’t figure out what you want to buy, she now offers gift certificates too!

And finally, this is a post that every girl needs to read on the perfect red lip.

Madewell Coming to Minnesota!

All images via Madewell.com

As I was browsing my Facebook feed earlier this week, I saw something posted by Madewell that made me do a double-take: they are finally going to open a store in Minnesota! At Southdale Mall in Edina, to be exact, which is right near where I live.

The store is opening this coming Wednesday, November 14th!!! I was literally just at Southdale last week, how did I not know this!? I can’t tell you all how thrilled I was to discover this because, despite having the biggest mall in the United States (Mall of America), I am so sick of feeling like I am missing out on a lot of fashion being stuck in the Midwest.

I still remember when I was introduced to Madewell, I went into the store in SoHo, and my life was instantly changed forever. Whenever you need classic, timeless staples and on-trend, effortless, comfortable wardrobe additions at affordable prices, Madewell should be your go-to. So, to all of my Minnesota loves, be sure to get to the new Madewell store starting next week to check out the new store, and maybe even do a little holiday shopping for your loved ones (or yourself).

Hump-Day Hearsay: Mid-Week Link Round Up – #3

It’s Wednesday, and I think it has been two weeks since I did a Hump-Day Hearsay post so I have LOTS of totes amaze links for y’all today. Seriously, some of them are so good, I very nearly pulled the trigger on the La Mer link (see below). Anyways, I hope some, if not all, of these links provide you with a nice little escape from reality (story of my life), and you find some entertainment and enjoyment in browsing through them. Happy Hump-Day! xo

I saw this amazing video by The Coveteur on Lauren‘s Twitter last night, and couldn’t not share it with you all.

Have a fab vest that’s collecting dust in your closet? Here are 4 ways to wear it.

The holidays can never come too soon, in my opinion. It’s the one time of year I have a justifiable excuse for shopping. Thanks to Damsel in Dior’s Holiday Boutique, I can get started early!

Speaking of holiday shopping, if you need help or inspiration, Liz over at Sequins & Stripes announced the dates of when she will be posting her holiday gift guides. Can’t wait to read up on them!

Ever wished you could afford a La Mer watch? Now you can. Seriously, check out this La Mer Special Edition Collection

Just when I thought Olivia Palermo couldn’t be any more perfect…loved her post on how to add a strap to your clutch.

Shopbop’s Midseason Sale is going on now. And I want all of it. These Sam Edelman booties are TDF (to die for). And these velour skinnies by Blank Denim are the perfect color for fall. Okay, I need to be done here.

Grace of Stripes & Sequins got a new blog layout…and it’s phenom.

Lastly, if I haven’t given you enough reason to shop yet, check out where you can shop to support Hurricane Sandy

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Don’t forget to get out today and exercise your right to vote! People fought for our country to give everyone the freedom to vote for our president! It’s our future! I hope you all have a delightful day, and make sure you all tune in to your desired political channel to keep up with the latest updates on the election! GO USA!

Who did you vote for?

Fall Nail Color Picks

Pops of color are being seen everywhere this fall, which is highly unusual for the usually-neutral season. A perfect way to get this pop of color into your daily wardrobe is by painting your nails one of this season’s hottest colors.
What exactly are these colors, you ask? Well, the variety of nail colors for fall is pretty widespread. If you have a color that you love painting your nails over and over again, chances are, it is one of the hot nail colors for fall.
Personally, my favorite color for fall is Stylenomics by Essie. It is the perfect shade of green and, if you can’t tell from my previous post, I have a huge crush on green right now.
Check out some of my favorite fall nail picks for fall below! Leave me a comment to let me know what your favorite color for fall is!