Friday, March 29, 2013

{Weekend Notebook} Target, Nordstrom Rack + more!

Okay, so it isn't "officially" the weekend yet, but Friday is close enough and since I did do a little shopping today, here are some of things that caught my eye ♥

Anything catch your eye?
 Mossimo Sleeveless Shirts in such pretty brights and floral $19.99
Mossimo Floral Blazers $34.99
The color of the vest and skirt is olive green in some cool pieces that remind me of Zara

Anthropologie Statement Necklaces on Sale for $19.99 (reg $39)
Rebecca Minkoff Card Cases with Keychain $20 at Nordstrom Rack
Lorac Beauty Sets at Nordstrom rack
From Holiday 2012: 4 pack of "chocolate bar" eyeshadow palettes are only $18 (sold for $59!!)
 Looks like Christmas all over again! Smashbox sets also from Holiday 2012
Amazing deals and they are fully stocked right now.

Tommy Hilfiger Leather and Floral Wedges $35 - a very similar Tommy wedge is selling at Macy's for $89

Swooning over this Badgley Mischka Bag at Marshalls, the Italian leather was so nice

Emma Fox Handbag $129 (originally almost $400)
I am starting to see more of this brand at my local Marshalls, love the color blocking on this one

Bath and Body New Market Fresh Candles Sale started today!

Bright Orange was everywhere at Macy's 
 American Rag Chambray Dress
Roxy Anchor Shoe - me and my nautical obsession, I had to share these
 Nine West NEON explosion!!
Rachel by Rachel Roy's New Handbag Collection

Hope you enjoyed doing a little shopping with me and thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Shopping Notebook: Recent Puchases

I picked up a few affordable items (most are less than $25) to add to my spring and summer wardrobe this past weekend and wanted to share my fab finds with you ♥

What's you favorite?  

 4 Kohls Espadrilles $25.99 (reg $64.99)// 5 Nordstrom Aviator Sunglasses $12// Sally Hansen Nail Polish in "Mint Sorbet" $1.99 at Target //7 Gap Military Pocket Henley $24.95

Bow Necklace I fell in love with this Kate Spade inspired necklace, the chain adds some edge to the bow.
LC Lauren Conrad Mint Polka Dot Blouse I actually own the same top in a peachy pink and larger dots from last summer and love the bow tie in the back.

Denim Dress I am always looking for the perfect denim dress and this new one should be on everyone's list, perfect for work or play and it's on sale this week - so they are selling fast!

Gold Espadrilles This is an early summer buy and you can never have too many wedges, especially in gold. These are on clearance online and I cannot believe the quality for such a great price.

Aviators I am a big fan of aviators and I like the pop of mint green around the frames and temples.

Mint Nail Poilsh Cute color, but I also know I will probably only wear a few times, so for $2, pick it up on sale this week

White Top I buy at least one new fresh white shirt each summer and this is so beachy to me.

*I saved even more on many of these items using additional coupons and codes, never go shopping without checking online, I go to the store's website first, then to Retail Me Not.

Gap Save 25% off your online purchase using GAPGIFT thru March 26
Kohls Save 30% off your online purchase with your Kohls's Charge using JELLYBEAN thru March 30
Nordstrom Free Shipping on all orders

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Old Navy Blogger Event + New Arrivals!

On Thursday Night, I attended my first Blogger event at Old Navy in Los Angeles. It was a night of fashion, food, and meeting new people. I didn't know what to expect when I arrived, but everyone was so nice and welcoming. The new arrivals are so new, most aren't available online, but the store has amazing in store deals right now, you'll definitely want to check out everything in person anyway.

What's your favorite look/item?

Arriving for my first "official" Blog Event! (which explains my overly big smile and slightly nervous look)

New Arrivals: 
 Love these casual and very stylish looks.

Black and White Display - so chic!
 Already planning on getting the printed pants - they are my new favorite after
picking up another print last month.
White denim and striped skirts (only $10) 
The Dress Event:
Sneaking in a vanilla cupcake (and looking half crazed from hunger)

Fellow Blogger Amy from Cozy Reverie and I both chose the same eyelet dress as our favorite!
 $20 Dresses
Maxi dresses

Me and the adorable Old Navy employees styling some looks for the event.
The tan faux leather bag bottom left (also in navy) is $29 but the look is very upscale.
 Loving the pops of neon! Nude heels top right were a favorite for all of us..if only they had my size. 

Wow! The accessories and jewelry selection at this location is so fun!! My usual store doesn't carry  jewelry and they are not sold online, so you must check these out in person to see all the fab finds.

Top Left to right: Neon scarves and linen neon tote// Neon necklace (only $10!) and bracelets//
nautical hair pins// blue, red, and gold arm candy

Take 25% off your Old Navy Online order using code ONSAVE25 (excludes everyday steals and dresses)

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler at JCP

I am beyond excited to shop JCP's (yes, they are at it again!) Happy Chic Collection by Designer Jonathan Adler. While the collection isn't yet available at all stores, you can shop online for these super affordable finds that will certainly add some fun and whimsy to your space. This is just a small sampling of what is available and these last few days I have going through the entire collection piece by piece to bring you items for less than $50. This line also includes furniture and some adorable kitchen accessories (very similar to Anthropologie's style) I am an owl lover and there are so many items to choose from, I don't know what I will choose, sigh. Shop online to see all the cuteness for yourself here

What do you think of Happy Chic - any early favorites on your shopping list?

4 Table Lamp $28//5 Small Pedestal $30// 6 Yellow Vase $22// 

"A chic home makes you happy, and a happy home makes you chic." 
~ Jonathan Adler

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

{celeb style notebook} Emily VanCamp

I chose Emily's look because she is one of many celebs to be rocking a denim vest and they are back again and bigger than ever. You can score an affordable one just about anywhere right now and one of the best places (besides Target and Forever 21) is at your local Marshalls or TJMaxx. I saw quite a few this past weekend for as little as $20, a great way to add some edge or a vintage feel to your look. Even though Emily is only grocery shopping in Los Angeles, I would have thrown on a scarf or long necklace on to add some visual interest or a pop of color.

How would you style a denim vest?

1Target Vest $27.99// 2 F21 Sunnies $5.80// 3 Apple & Bee Reusable Tote $21.95// 4 F21 Essential Skinny Jeans $19.80// 5 F21 Suede Booties $34.80//6 Mango Mesh Panel Tshirt $9.99 (reg $19.99)

 Add a scarf
   1 Lulu Scarf  $11.98 (reg $18)// 2 Camo & Lace circle scarf $18// 
   Nordstrom's junior dept. is one of my favorite places to pick up affordable and trendy scarves,most are less than $20!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, March 18, 2013

{Splurge v. Steal} J.Crew v. Joe Fresh for JCP + launch pics!

Canadian retailer Joe fresh arrived at JCP this past weekend to excited customers (myself included). I was there on Saturday morning and was impressed at the affordable prices and strong resemblance to high end retailer J.Crew. When I first spotted the little checkered shirts, I knew it looked familiar, but it wasn't until I walked by J.Crew's store the next day (yes, I hit the mall twice this weekend) that I noticed a very similar shirt. I almost went back to JCP for a few more after that close encounter..and still might. Don't wait to pick one of these up, they seem to be their best seller and now we know why. Shop Joe Fresh Collection
 Did you shop the collection or are you planning to in the future?

Joe Fresh Gingham Shirt $19 // J.Crew $69.50 (reg $78)

{Joe Fresh for JCP}

  Joe Fresh is here!

 Apparently some of the Joe Fresh stores are located in supermarkets, which is where the "fresh" 
term originated (in case you were wondering ;-)

 The "store within a store" shop

The popular gingham shirts and solid voile shirts (thinner, lightweight material)

 Cardigan Sweaters for only $16 

Slim-fit Colored Jeans for $19  
I really wanted to love them, but they just seemed to have too much material in all the wrong places.

Blue and red printed dresses and tops looked more expensive than their price tag

 Cute striped dresses

This group reminded me a bit of H&M

Random same day pic at Marshalls:
 I was walking by and noticed the orange tag! This was the very first time I had ever seen Joe Fresh at Marshalls (only in the pj's dept), I think it may have been on my radar because of the JCP launch.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Break {for grown ups}

Spring break is here (at least I think it is, since I am past the age where it actually applies to me) and that means hitting the beach and getting some sunshine are at the top of the list for most of us. Here are items that won't break the bank while adding some spring to your step.

What's your favorite item?

1 Candie's Striped Tote $26.40 (reg $44)// 2 F21 Bicycle Necklace $3.80// 3 Mossimo Supply Co. Fedora $12.99//
4 Old Navy Open Knit Sweater $24.50 (reg $29.94)// 5 Mossimo Cuffed Shorts $19.99// 
6 Mossimo hi-lo Dress $24.99// 7 F21 Sunnies $5.80// 8 Old Navy Sandals $22.50 (reg $24.99)

1 Striped Tote I purchase an inexpensive summer tote every year and this one has stripes and a bow!

2 Bicycle Necklace Sweet and simple to wear with beach attire that won't distract from your look

3 Beach Hat Love the nautical inspired trim on this hat and navy goes with everything

4 Open Knit Sweater This style is so beachy and will keep you just warm enough when worn over a tank or bathing suit

5 Cuffed Shorts So many colors to choose from and it's the perfect short for the warmer months

6 Ombre Dress Such a vibrant color (also in blue) nice and flowy

7 Sunglasses Forever 21's trendy sunnies are a great deal for only $6, stash extra pairs in your bags or at your desk to in style for less *extra bonus, losing a pair won't feel so painful

8 Sandals Color Blocking is still big for spring and this style is a nice alternative when you don't want to walk around in high wedges or too casual flip flops

*Save 17% off your Old Navy online order using code ONLUCKY (thru 3/18)
*Save 20% off your Kohls online order using code LUCKYFF20 or print your in store coupon here

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

LULU by Lulu Guinness for JCP - Spring Collection

The New LULU by Lulu Guinness for JCP has arrived and it is just as adorable the second time around. JcPenney went all out for this new spring collection with it's own "store within a store" shop (their new format showcasing designer duds) complete with matching polka dot carpet, yay! I think the new look of their store is very shoppable and their eye catching displays have made it more fun. Up next is the Canadian brand Joe Fresh and I cannot wait! Shop LULU here *Take $10 off your online purchase using code SPENDIT or print your in store coupon here

What do you think of Lulu or shopping at JCP - are you a fan?

Loving the new displays in JCP - so cute!
Polka dots are still huge in this second collection

*side note: The "Chanel" style bag in the center is actually Betseyville, not LULU. I am guessing employees were trying to fill in the empty spaces, too bad they didn't know you shouldn't mix brands in this type of a display (minor gripe I know)

Polka-dot frenzy!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

4 Favorites { Wish List }

This week I made a wish list of things that are out of my spending comfort zone. I don't usually splurge on just one item, but an "investment piece" (a quality item that prob isn't from Target or Old Navy, my weekly shopping habits) can be worth every penny if you find yourself wearing it on a regular basis.
I hope this inspires you to dream of something that isn't normally on your shopping list and save your money for that big ticket item ♥ 

What item do you think should make it in my shopping cart?

Linking up with Fancy Things and Let it be Beautiful this week - leave your link down below!

1 Rebecca Minkoff This bag is on just about everyone's wish list and I LOVE the 'jungle green' color. I also have my eye on the 'mint' color, which is sold out almost everywhere.

2 DVF Loves Roxy I am head over heels for this signature Diane von Furstenberg print in her first collab with surf brand Roxy. I would feel super stylish walking around in this by the pool (definitely a fantasy since I have very fair skin and rarely go near the beach or a pool).

3 J.Crew Ballet Flats I still do not own any of their famous Italian made shoes and I am crazy for the stripes and gold cap toes.

4 J.Crew Necklace I am obsessed with anything nautical (in case you were wondering) and I love the rope details, so unique.

I would love to hear what is on your wish list this season - share your comments below!

Thanks for reading!