Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Fancy Box - Coco Rocha edition April 2013

This is my first Fancy Box I ordered and I only wanted it for two reasons, supermodel Coco Rocha was curating the box and choosing her favorite products and I received a coupon code for $20 off my total. The Fancy Box is a monthly subscription that is available in a variety of different themes to suit your taste. The price is $39 + $8 for shipping and you can cancel anytime. I paid only $22 and cancelled after receiving the first box because even though they claim to include $80 plus worth of goodies, I know how much these items are really worth on sale and I would never pay over $40 for "surprise" items, but a one time thing was totally worth it.

The Coco Box is a regular subscription now and if you are looking for a fun gift idea or want to see what you'll get in your mystery box, take a chance for one month.

**NEW Coupon Code Take $20 off any subscription using code 20OFF14

What do you think of this box - would you subscribe?

The Products: “I’m pulling together the most Oh-So-Coco items on Fancy into one box every month”
 You receive cards of the items and why each item was chosen is on the flip side:

 The description. 

The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior - value $19.95
 Available on Amazon for only $13 - This book has been in my shopping cart for a while, very happy to receive this!

 Rings & Tings Gold Chain Spike Bracelet - value $11
So my style and it is adjustable to fit smaller wrists, which hardly ever happens.

China Glaze with hardener in Concrete Catwalk and Sun Worshiper - value $7.50 each
Always happy to get nail polish and I'm already wearing the charcoal grey on my toes.
 L'Occitane Hand Cream - value $4
This is so moisturizing and the cutest size for my purse

 Fred 'Cool Jewels' ice cube tray - value $10
Perfect for my next Mad Men party

Coco Rocha herself.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide - under $30

Mother's Day is less than a month away and I put together a few things to help keep you on budget while still making Mom happy or even picking up a little something for yourself ♥

What's your favorite item?

1.Audrey in Rome $17.04// 2.L'Occitane 'Nourishing Shea Butter' Set $25  3. GlossyBox Mother's Day Box $30 *a beauty box filled with everything a Mother needs in her make-up bag, full product list to be revealed this week 4. DayNa Decker 'Posy' Chandel Candle $24 for 3oz size // 5 Topshop necklace $28 // 6. F21 Striped Dress $24.80// Provence Perfume Bottle $18//  PB Nesting Bowls  $19.99 ea

Audrey in Rome This New book captures Audrey in her favorite place and is another must have coffee table book for her fans

L'Occitane Set Pamper your Mom or yourself with France's favorite, love the cute bag that is included

GlossyBox Limited Edition Mother's Day Box I will be ordering two of these boxes (one for me and one for my Mom) and they always include full size products

DayNa Decker 'Posy' Chandel Candle Feminine and floral without being too heavy

TopShop Necklace Unexpected glamour to add a trendier style to her wardrobe

F21 Dress This Kate Spade look-a-like would be make a nice "pre-Mother's Day" gift so she can wear it next time you take her to lunch, hint, hint..

Provence Perfume Bottle Beautiful and girly to display on your dresser

Nesting Bowls Another pretty way to display and store your favorite jewelry pieces or even your keys

The contents of the Limited Edition GlossyBox is here! You get all of this for $30

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

{Splurge v. Steal} Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag

I have been coveting a Rebecca Minkoff bag for quite sometime and I still haven't made the purchase. Fortunately for handbag lovers, I found this very similar bag at Charming Charlie's for only $30 (my store actually extended their sale a week at it is now only $20!!) This really is a charming store and it is organized by color, which makes shopping so fun and easy. They sell affordable handbags, trendy jewelry, and a small selection of clothing, although the accessories are where it's at..for me anyway.

What do you think of this look-a-like bag - would you carry it?

Very similar details on the "steal" version: chain link strap, tassel zippers, size and shape, and the color..what's not to love?!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kohls Sale under $25

Kohls just reduced clearance prices even more today. Here are some chic sale picks under $25 to add to your wardrobe, plus a couple of must have accessories from Nordstrom.

Any favorites?
1 Jennifer Lopez Watercolor Dress $24 (orig $60)// 2 Apt 9 Tall Boots $19.99 (orig $99)//
 3 Jennifer Lopez Tuxedo Blazer 16.80 (orig $84)// 4 Narciso Rodriguez Tuxedo Pants $10.80 (orig $54)// 5 BP watch $12.06 (orig $18)// 6 BP Ikat Scarf $12.06 (orig $18)// 7 Rock & Republic Tuxedo Blazer $16 (reg $80)// 8 Rock & Republic Boots $21.99 (orig $109)

Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

{celeb style notebook} Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow looked edgier than usual in Los Angeles for her Book launch. She is wearing an Isabel Marant Dress and belt and gorgeous Michael Kors shoes, of course I couldn't quite find an identical version of the shoes, but since it is getting warmer, these are a good alternative. I recently saw this dress at Forever 21 and couldn't believe how close it is to the designer dress. Since it is her book tour, I had to add to this to the mix.
What do you think of this look - how would you style it?

F21 Speckled Dress $22.80// Target Caged Heels $24// Cookbook $17.39//  
Asos Studded Belt $13.28// Maybelline Color Show in Wine and Dined $2.99

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Fling - under $40

Spring is here! Time to break out the brights, pastels, florals and yes, more nautical inspired clothing. I just ordered the striped dress and look forward to wearing it on the weekends with some sandals, wedges or even my favorite pair of Converse shoes. I love orange and blue worn together and nothing would make me happier than picking up that brightly colored bag as I walk out the door. The chain necklace is such a find since it reminds me of J.Crew without the price tag. Floral pants are at the top of my spring list, maybe because the last few pieces I've purchased have been in the minty green family and these would be a perfect match. Oh, and don't forget to pick up some pretty pastel polish, this set will give you a nice variety ♥

What are you Currently Craving for Spring?
 1 F21 Chain Necklace $12.80// 2 Zara Mini Shopper $39.90// 3 Old Navy Sandals $19.94//

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Splurge v. Steal - Satchel Bag

Forever 21 is killing it in the handbag department this year. The latest is a beyond affordable version of the Proenza Schouler Satchel all the stylish celebs are carrying. Here's hoping they expand the colors to match the variety of the original ♥

What do you think of this steal - would you buy one?

Shop the F21 Bag available in Black and Blue here 
 Jessica Alba looking stylish as always rocking her Proenza satchel.

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