Monday, December 31, 2012

{Splurge vs. Steal}

Target continues their trend of affordable designer style pieces with this New Mossimo Handbag for $40 that is similar to the Reed Krakoff  "IT" bag of 2012. Target's version is faux leather, not the gorgeous leather used on the $1,190 splurge bag, but it's pretty cute and has some nice details. While I was busy snapping pics, other customers started walking by admiring this little gem (and probably wondering why I was taking so many pictures), one was purchased right in front of me! This was part of their "Black & White" Collection that also includes a clutch, scarves, and two small crossbody bags. Really love the simple and chic style of these bags, they'll go with everything in your wardrobe and I just saved you $1,150 big ones - you're welcome! ♥

What do you think of the Mossimo Handbag - is this bag worthy of your spending dollars?
 Splurge vs. Steal - I could never afford the gorgeous Reed Krakoff bag, but I do think the Mossimo bag is worthy of using my giftcard on!

It's a nice sized medium bag with a zippered closure for $39.99
 I'll add the online link when it's available. 

The white and black clutch - love the tassel!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Target Thresold Modern Cottage

Target's New Home Decor Collection by Thresold is called Modern Cottage - the bright tangerine orange, the turquoise, the black and white graphic patterns rival the best of Crate and Barrel any day, but are much more affordable. I really love this collection as you can probably tell from all of the pictures I took. Oh, and I cannot forget all of the parrots..the parrots took me by surprise a bit, I'll probably be passing on those little fellas, I don't want my owls to get jealous.
 Will you be shopping this collection, any favorites?
Shop the collection online here ♥  ( I saw even more furniture items that I didn't see in person!)
The colors and patterns really set this collection apart from their usual decor pieces.
The graphic ottomans are $54.99

  mirrored accent tables $89 

The first of many parrots and the cool lattice tray for $29.99

Saturday, December 29, 2012

{Splurge vs. Steal}

I have always been a fan of the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes, but for $50, I could never bring myself to buy one. Today I looked at again and still walked away, I then went to Ulta and discovered Physicians Formula just released their own version called, you guessed it.."Nude Eyes" and for $12,  I can add this one to make make-up collection and still buy a new lipstick and nail polish ♥ 

What do you think - is this palette close enough to the real deal (even the packaging is similar) or do you prefer the Urban Decay?

Urban Decay Palette "Naked" 
I do like the way this palette has each individual color seperated.
Urban Decay Palette "Naked 2"
I think I like the 'sequel' even better and it comes in a cool tin.
Physicians Formula "Nude Eyes" 
Not as pigmented as the Urban Decay colors, more shimmery and this one could get messy with all of the colors not seperated by anything.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Discount Shopping Haul

I didn't go to the mall for after Christmas shopping, but I did manage to get to my favorite HomeGoods, TJMaxx, and Marshalls stores without any of the crowds (since I shopped in the morning hours).  I found some really fabulous finds along the way ♥
What did you find at your favorite discount store this week? 
 Audrey Hepburn International Cover Girl Book $9.99 (retail $30 at Barnes & Noble).
 I was surprised to find this coffee-table size book at Marshalls.

 This book is a collection of Audrey's international movie posters and magazine covers.
I have never many of these pictures before.
Janeke brush $12.99 (retail $30) Made in Italy. I picked up a few of these great quality brushes and I love the gold handle ♥

Evodia Body & Hand Lotion in Coconut & Lime, Made in Australia $4.95 (retail $15)
This smells heavenly, it's a nice scent that isn't overwhelming.

I could not resist this little polka-dot pitcher from HomeGoods for only $5.99 to
 store make-up brushes on my bathroom counter.

Storage Boxes:   Union Jack $7.99//  NYC Taxi $4.99  Made in Germany.
I love to add some whimsy to my storage and this is perfect to get organized for the new year!

The top lid - such cute details for a storage box

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Fashionistas!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Fashionistas!! I hope everyone has a very Fashionable Holiday with your families - enjoy every minute..with a little hot chocolate and some sprinkle cookies ♥ ♥ ♥

xo Tracy
Fabulous Diane Von Furstenberg Display at Nordstrom

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Glossy Box - December "Glamour, Glitz, and Gloss"

I was super excited when I spotted my first Glossy Box in the mail! I had read about subscription boxes and wanted to try one for myself. I purchased the December "Glamour, Glitz, and Gloss" Box on Black Friday for $12.60 (each box is regularly $21/month) and includes 5 deluxe sized samples. I doubt this box is enough to get me to sign up again, especially at regular price, but it was fun one-time only purchase. 
Sign up at and use code BLUSH to receive a free glossybox blush thru Dec 31, 2012.
What do you think of these "mystery" boxes that let you try new products while adding a fun surprise to your day? 
The anticipation.
My first Christmas gift! Always a big fan of presentation, this does not disappoint.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Puttin' on the Glitz

With New Year's Eve right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to add some "Bling-Bling" to your wardrobe for $20 or less ♥
 Statement Necklace $20 // Sequin Tunic Tank $19.90 (reg $34) in a variety of colors // NYX Glitter Holiday Collection $20  // Apt.9 sequin cross body handbag $19.99 (reg $50) //  Lulu Leopard Scarf
$20 metallic gold fabric (also in grey and black // Sex and the City Movies 1 & 2 $4.99 Great deal for both movies! 
*Free Shipping on all items, except the Apt.9 handbag from Kohls, which has free shipping on orders of $50 or more - no promo code required, plus save 15% using code COOKIES
For Kohls cardholders - save 30% using code RUDOLPH30 and free shipping code SHIPGIFT4KC

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kate Spade Gift Packaging

Always excited to open my Kate Spade New York order - even if it is a gift for someone else. Such cute wrapping and I love the enclosed card (I framed mine!) they include ♥
 It's all in the details ♥

My framed Kate Spade Notecard
 Perfume gift box - I would use this to store some wrapping supplies (IF it was mine).
 Kate Spade 'twirl' gift set for $29 (orginally $75)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Free Shipping Deals

No need to panic shoppers! There are still a few ((stressful)) days left to place your online orders in time for Christmas delivery.
Here are stores offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders, no min.
I'll update the list throughout the day ♥

Who's still shopping?

My weekend shopping bags..some of them anyway ;-)

American Eagle use code 23815931 + take 40% off most items (new arrivals excluded)

Anthropologie use code GIVEGREAT *Take advantage - this almost never happens!

Asos - free express shipping for 24hours


CB2  Crate and Barrel's more modern sister site

Coach - FB fans can use a 25% voucher at
to use in stores or online

Cost Plus World Market
+ save an extra 10% using code FREESHIP12

Crate and Barrel

Express + take $25 off your $100 purchase use code 2639


J.Crew use code WISHLIST + take 30% off your entire order

J.Crew Factory  use code SCOREMORE + save and extra 20% off your order of $75 or more

The Limited + 40% off original ticket prices using code SHIMMER

Neiman Marcus + take 25% off sale prices + free gift wrapping

Nordstrom + free gift wrapping

Pottery Barn use code FREESHIP
*Excludes furniture and rugs

Urban Outfitters + take $15 off your $75 purchase thru Dec. 17 using MAKEITREINDEER or take 10% off any other order with code PURPLEWISHES


West Elm use code FREESHIP + 15% off markdowns using XTRA15OFF

Williams Sonoma

HomeGoods and TJ Maxx Saturday Shopping

Here's what I bought today from Homegoods & TJ Maxx: 
Kate Spade New York stationary. I skipped Christmas cards this year and thought these would make fun 'Happy New Year' cards that read Eat Less Chocolate, Break a Resolution for $6.99, also picked up notecards with yes, polka dots on them for $5.99.

Ceramic eggcrate to store and display my jewelry. This one is so pretty and made in Portugal for only $7.99.

Pecksniff's Moisturizing Liquid Soap for $5. If you are lucky enough to find the Limited Edition 'Wild Bluebell & Jasmine' grab it while you can, it is amazing!

George Stanley mini 3pk journal sets for $5 in cool metallic designs for stocking stuffers to keep track of those genius ideas :)

What did you find today?
My shopping finds
 LOVE these cards!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

{Gift Guide under $30}

Here are a few Gift Ideas for the Glam Girl to help finish up your holiday shopping ♥

1. Paris : An Inspiring Tour of the City’s Creative Heart  $17.65// If I can't go to Paris, I'll take this! 2. Candies Quilted Cross Body Handbag $16 (reg $40) Also in Black. 3. Metal Cuff Bow Bracelet $10 This is a steal!// 4. BP Metallic Dot Pouch $14 Yay, more poka-dots// 5. Chicbuds Speaker Keychain $25 Too cute not to put on the list// 6. MAC 'Making Pretty' Lipstick $28 in a pretty limited edition packaging.

{Celeb Style Notebook}

Love Reese Witherspoon's "business casual" style and you can get the look too ♥
What's your favorite piece?

Nordstrom Sunglasses $12// Lush Chiffon Dress $29.90 (reg $46)//
BP Wool Blazer $31.98 (reg $64)// Metal Trim Tote  $29.80 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Favorite New Sweater

Returning from my Gap (oh so brief) shopping trip and found my new favorite sweater, bow
included ♥   I am crazy for all things nautical and Gap's new collection is now at the top of my wishlist.  The Bows,the stripes,what's not to love?!

They are having an amazing sale with some items at 50% off in store, no coupon needed. Save 30% off online using code HOLIDAY

Shop Gap Bow Sweater $44.95
More adorable Nautical T's and Sweaters

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Discount Store 'mini-haul'

I found a few things at Marshalls and TJ Maxx while looking for that adorable dessert stand The Fashion Palate scored (check it out here Here's what I put in my shopping cart ♥

 1. Buffalo polka dot denim shirt $29. I actually loved this shirt at Macy's when I first eyed it two months ago, so I was super happy to see it on the rack for way less than $89

2. Anne Klein knee-high socks in cute prints $6.99 for 3pk, perfect for peeking out of my boots. I know, I know, more polka dots..I'm a bit obsessed.

3. Biermann Marzipan Candy $4.99 Whoa, these are at Dylan's Candy Bar for $18, these were definately coming home with me.

4. Aquiesse Soy Candle $14.99 ($45 at Bloomingdales)
I cannot say enough about these candles, lightly scented in beautiful glass jars.

Monday, December 10, 2012

{Celeb Style Notebook}

Gwen Stefani looks to be wearing the Kirna Zabete for Target Dress that just went on clearance for only $22.48 (reg. $44.99). If it's not the exact dress, it's pretty darn close ♥ 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lucky Magazine

So excited to be featured on Lucky Magazine's Community Page! My last 3 posts are on the site, check it out and vote if you get a chance. xo Tracy

{Friday Favs}

A few things Under $20 I am loving right now ♥

What are the favorites of YOUR week?
 1. BCBG 'True Love' Affirmation Bracelet $18 from Nordstrom// 2. Old Navy 'Owl' Printed Satchel $18// I just ordered this as a gift and one for me! Also available in heart print  3.Hello Kitty Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets from ULTA Beauty. Anytime I can add an "adult" Hello Kitty item to my bag, I do :)// 4. Style Feed: World's Top Fashion Blogs $18 So fun reading how the top bloggers got started.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

LuLu Guinness for Jcpenney

I checked out Jcpenney to see their New collab with British Designer Lulu Guinness. The whimsical and very British collection focuses on handbags featuring my favorite.. polka dots and bows (hello Kate Spade!) and some small accessories like eyeglass cases, luggage tags, and notepads showcasing London icons. All items are not available online, see all the cuteness in person for yourself ♥  Shop the collection here. 

So many fun accessories, my fav is the contact lense case.

 I have my eye on this little number - Handbag $55

 Collection of Totes

Monday, December 3, 2012

{Men's Gift Guide}

A few small gifts for a cool guy ♥

 What's your favorite?
1.Rewind Candles $25 amazing wine scented candles made from actual wine bottles! 2. Topman Skull Watch $24 great price for coolness 3. Clinique 'Great for Him' Skincare Set $39 ($54 Value) a simple unscented skincare line. 4.Sons of Anarchy Season 4 $27.80 one of THE best shows on TV, so any season will do if he is new to the show! 5. Fossil Estate Embossed Leather Sunglass Case $30 6. Car Box $16.50 a little storage bling for the desk

Friday, November 30, 2012

{Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection}

Let the countdown begin to the highly anticipated Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection that launches in less than 24 hours! Who's excited (my hand is way up)?! With more than 50 designer gifts to choose from, here's my shopping wish list for gifts and stocking stuffers.. and maybe a little something for myself ♥

What are your craving from this collection and will you be hitting your local Target or Neiman's in the morning? 

{Black Friday Haul}

Most of my packages have arrived and I cannot wait to start using my new beauty products ♥

What was your best Black Friday deal? I loved all of the free gifts with purchases! Share your pics and link up!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

{Splurge vs. Steal}

I loved the brown Steven Madden boots I spotted at Nordstrom recently and thanks to Windsor Fashion extending their Cyber Monday Sale (take 20% and free shipping using code CYBER to save), I was able to pre-order this version of the studded combat boot for less than $30. Rocking the trend for much less ♥

What did you find on Cyber Monday?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Deals

Feeling overwhelmed with all the Cyber Sales - Check out In Style's Guide to Discount Codes and Deals to help navigate your online shopping ♥

Lots of online stores have already experienced high traffic that has shut down their sites..some are up and running, some are not (hello J.Crew Factory). I expect even more issues later tonight as people leave work. I am trying to bring you the best deals of the sales, stay tuned! 

What stores are you shopping today?
Nordstrom Cyber Sale - with Great Beauty Deals!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Limited Cyber Sale

The Cyber Deals have started!! The Limited - Take 50% original ticket prices plus Free Shipping on all orders! Lots of items under $20 to choose from, here are just two of the deals ♥ (with discounts already shown). What stores are you waiting to shop?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

GlossyBox Black Friday Deal has a great Black Friday Deal to score 40% off (use code TG40) your first Beauty Box of 5 luxury travel sized products. I have never been much of a fan of "surprise" boxes, but for $12.60 it might be fun to try out just once ♥

Any Beauty Box Addicts out there - what have you tried? I'll be reviewing my beauty box when it arrives in December, an early Christmas treat for myself.