Wednesday, July 31, 2013

H&M New Arrivals!!

August is here in less than 24 hours and many retailers have already begun their slow transition into a more muted palette for the fall season. H&M is not only in the middle of their huge summer clearance, they also received a hefty selection of new merchandise.

Rumors officially confirmed last week that their online shopping store will launch in September - who else is excited? 

Shades of blues.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trend Notebook - 10 items to buy under $30

Fall fashion is hitting stores fast and furious with many trends from last season still going strong. The peplum has now become one of the most popular "trends" and is now considered more of a staple piece, since it is so flattering on every shape. Of course, even a girl on a budget wants some fabulous new pieces, so here are 10 items to add a pop of chic to your wardrobe for less than $30.

What's your favorite trend?

1 BP Oversized Sunnies $14 // 2 F21 Studded Wrap Bracelet $8.80 // 3 F21 Tres Chic Sweater $22.80 // 4 * ON Flats $22.94 // 5 BP Boyfriend Watch $22 // 6 Target peplum $17.99 //

Monday, July 29, 2013

Celeb Style Notebook - Kate Upton

Model Kate Upton looking simple chic leaving her hotel room in New York over the weekend. The pants reminded me of a pair I just saw at Old Navy and while she isn't seen with a handbag in any of the pictures, I wanted to add this newer Chanel style bag from Forever 21 because I'm sure she has owns one and that's what I would grab!

What do you think of her look?
1 ON Blouse $9.97 // 2 Old Navy pants $34.94 //3 F21 Sunnies $5.80//
 4 F21 Earrings $3.80 //  5 F21 Quilted Bag $24.80 (also in cream) //
 6  Kohls Heels $16.97 (reg $54.99)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Splurge v. Steal - Marc Jacobs Mouse Flat

I always thought the Marc by Marc Jacobs whimsical mouse flats were too cute for words, but in no way did I think about purchasing a trendy little shoe with a face of a mouse on my foot for $200. They have since become one of Marc's most popular collections with rotating patterns and colors to fit the season. Making my usual stop at Kohls, I never expected to see such an impressive version of this playful footwear, and for a fraction of the designer price. Don't wait to pick these little cuties up at your local store since they aren't yet available online and sure to sell out!

What do you think of wearing mice on your feet - would you wear them?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Shopping Notebook - Target New Arrivals + Trends!!

I was excited to finally some new arrivals at Target this week! The fabulous selection of dresses (something for everyone!) is enough to make a shopping trip to the store this week, since many are on sale for only $15. The shoe department keeps getting better and better and there are so many styles that are "borrowed" from the high end designers that the thirty dollar price tag doesn't seem as bad.

What's your favorite?

These are my 3 far.

 {camo trend} 

{cute flats}
Reminded me of Old Navy 

{year of the fox}

{fringe bags}
I have been seeing fringe bags everywhere - this one is canvas material with the pvc accents.

{mossimo satchels}

 {studded jeans}
 I like the subtle detail on just the pockets, then you can cover them
when you want to or when the trend goes away.

 {$15 Dresses}
Very Anthropologie inspired and with a layer slip attached, very cute.

This is a cute, but busy print, see if you can spot the birds? This one reminds me of Christmas because of the darker color and maybe the birds.

 {feminine girly blouses}

{wolves are also a popular trend for fall} 

 {studded sweatshirt}

{cool dress}
I cannot say enough about this dress! The pattern and style look like one of the designer collabs.
It also comes in three solid colors.

{sex and the city}
There is just something about this skirt that says "Carrie"

 {chic snakeskin clutches}
A gold strap is also included.
Love the brown to transition into fall.
I live in Los Angeles, so wedges are year round. 

  {crochet wedges}
Very Free People brand

 {chunky wedges}
Love the color combo, but these are super chunky, cool on the right person.
{studded shoes}
Studded everything for a rocker vibe 
Steve Madden inspired.
{western boots}
Not a bad price some authentic looking boots, if that's your style.

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - July 2013

 I look forward to my Ipsy bag each month and while I have barely sampled last month's bag of delights I have already moved on to this month's summer themed "beach beauty" bag. I like to remain as spolier free as I can, but I was slightly disappointed with my products this month after hoping to open up my bag and find the bright orange nail polish so many Ipsters received. I'm still happy with the items, it's just not my favorite month of goodies. Everything is still worth much more than the ten dollars it costs me every month and I am liking my items more each day. 

Treat yourself to a monthly surprise by subscribing here and get on waiting list for the next bag!!

What did you get in your Ipsy bag?

All the fun in one plastic bag!
Beach Beauty Month

POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Coral Crush, value $5
This is a creamy soft lip product in a nice shade of coral.

 derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub, value $4
I love a good exfoliator so I am excited to try this one.

COOLA Mineral Sunscreen, value $4
Always welcome to get a travel size sunscreen sample to keep in my purse and this one is organic.
 Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resisitent Spray, value $5
This is supposed to save your hair from the humid summer, I hope it works!

 BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample Palette, value $3
I am not a big eyeshadow wearing person to begin with and this seems messy, I'll
 store this in a zip bag and use it for travel down the road since the colors seem decent.      

 Bonus item:
 Nicole by Opi from the Selena Gomez Collection in "Pretty Plum", value $8
This is my bonus gift for referring two people. I'll be wearing this when
the temperature changes for fall since it is a darker hue.

 The cool neon bag will be put ot good use! 
 My Product Haul.
It really is a lot for only $10
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Target Clearance Under $15

New summer clearance markdowns continued online today at Target. Here are a few of my favorites with a more "summer meets early fall" look so they can easily be transitioned into the next season. I have loved the black clutch with tassel since it first came out and this is a must have item for your wardrobe for less than nine dollars!

What's your favorite "sale" item?

1 Black Clutch  $8.74 (reg $24.99) // 2 Messanger Bag $ 10.48 (reg $ 29.99) // 3 Modern Shorts $11.98 (reg $29.99)// 4 Blazer 13.98 (reg $34.99) // 5 Yellow Tank $7.98 (reg $19.99)// 
6 Floral Pouch 5.94 (reg $16.99) // 7 Vest $1398 (reg $27.99) //
8 Kate Young Box Clutch $10.48 (reg $29.99) // 9 Smoking Flat $9.98 (reg $19.99)

For the Fashionista in school:
Studded Sling Backpack $9.44 (reg $26.99)

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Nordstrom Anniversary SALE under $35 + Splurge Finds under $130

In case you missed it, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today for the public and things are already selling out! While I shopped last week for cardholders, I also did some online shopping since there were additional items added to the sale late last night online..I just can't stop shopping this sale, help me! Here are some picks under $35 that are a great value and guaranteed not to last.

Some things are worth splurging on and there is no better opportunity to spend some hard earned money than this sale, since many items will disappear and never to be seen at these prices again. So whether you are saving it or spending it, there is something to shop for this weekend.
*Prices go up on August 4th.

Have you shopped the sale yet - what did you find?
6 Tash 'status link' bracelet $17.90 (reg $28) // Nordstrom Lingerie Wash $10.90 (reg $18)

1 Kate "Eat Cake for Breakfast" Plates The perfect plates for entertaining and I love the patterns   and colors, they also match the new mugs that are now back in stock here .

2 Kate Phone Case how cute is this clever 'phone pad' and in girly pink of course.

3 Butter London This set is so amazing and a nice intro to this brand, grab this while you can!

4 Kate Leggings I know, I know another Kate item, I pretty much love everything she has to offer and these look so chic and easy to wear.

5 Faux Leather Tee Love the shoulder details, so cool and not just another t-shirt.

6 Link Bracelets At this price you can grab one in gold and silver, way cheaper than J.Crew.

7 Lingerie Wash This may seem like a unconventional choice, but I have been using this mild detergent since for years, a little goes a long way and this is the only time of year it is on sale, try it, you won't want to use anything else for your intimates.

1 Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses Case $49.90 (reg $75) // 2 Marc Jacobs Watch $99.90 (reg $150) //
 3 Louise et Cie Bootie $89.90 (reg $134.35) //  4 Novelty Sweater $38.90 (reg $59) //
 5 Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag $129.90 (reg $195) // 6 Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunnies $64.90 (reg $98) // 7  M.A.C. Illustrated Lip Bag Set $39.50 // 8  Mister Faux Leather Jacket $66.90 (reg $100)

1 RM Sunglasses Case What better place to hold your expensive sunnies!

2 Marc Watch If you are looking for a smaller watch with a cool factor, this is it.

3 Leopard Booties No fall wardrobe is complete without a little leopard print.

4 Dog Sweater I don't think there is anything much cuter than this.

5 RM Bag I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is one of the "it" bags and the colors are almost sold out, so don't wait to snag this beauty up at a great price.

6 Marc Jacobs Sunnies Unless you get lucky at Nordstrom Rack, these sunglasses are always hard to find on sale.

7 M.A.C Lip Kit Every year, they have the best make-up sets and brush kits and this year they come in extra cute designer bags.

8 Faux Leather Jacket This is the one item I have not seen in person, but I love the color and style.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kate Spade Film Collection First Look + Wish List

The New Kate Spade Cinema Collection may be my favorite collection to date! Black and gold is the star of the show and film lovers will appreciate all the details that are shown in every piece.

I couldn't contain my excitement as I walked up to the cinema inspired store windows of my local store. My love of film is second only to my love of fashion and Kate Spade continues delight me with their creativity. While my store didn't receive all of the items in this oh- so-glam collection yet, I did get a sneak peek at some fabulous things already in my shopping cart and I may even pay full price (gasp I know!), that is how much I love everything. The full collection should be in stores this weekend, with Nordstrom also carrying some of the pieces.  Shop the cinema collection here .

What do you think of this collection - any items you are coveting?

..And the winner is {my wish list}
(and to win the lottery so I can afford everything!)
 {It's all in the details}
Notice the film strip straps on the
{I always adore Kate Spade window fronts and this is perfect for Los Angeles}

{The marquee inspired clutch. genius.}
{Love the displays}
An actual popcorn handbag that resembles the "prop" was out of stock.
{So chic}

{Hollywood Glamour}
{Arm candy}
{Lights, Camera, Action!}
{Pops of neon pink}

{More pink}
{Fashion + Art}
{Oscar worthy shoes}

{vintage style phone covers}

Thanks for reading!!