Sunday, September 29, 2013

Maison Jules at Macy's is 50% off selected dresses + tops!!

I have patiently waited for the Parisian-inspired Maison Jules Collection at Macy's to go on sale. The wait is now over and I never expected them to be found at 50% their cutest dresses! I checked in-store today and thankfully my size was sold out, because the online prices are cheaper. The new look book for the holiday collection is now available for your viewing pleasure and I already have my eye on a few things..when they go on sale of course!

Have you shopped this collection yet - any favorites?

1// 2 Dress // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Shop the entire collection here + go to sales/clearance on the left. So many items to choose from!

Holiday Look Book

Friday, September 27, 2013

Parisian Chic - under $25 + 6 Must Have Paris Books!!

Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, and while I am not in the city of lights (the Paris Hotel in Vegas will be as close as I get this year!), I do enjoy wearing some French-inspired clothing while I eat my morning croissant, oui, oui. Berets, stripes, and lace are all items I've seen this week in my shopping adventures in the mall that say ooh-la-la. With the launch of Catherine Malandrino for Kohls today in stores, the new line of Maison Jules at Macy's, and the upcoming collab of Isabel Marant for H&M,
we can't seem to get enough of that French flair!

What's on your Paris shopping list?

1 F21 Amour Sweater $24.80 // 2 BP Watch $18 // 3 Eiffel Tower Jewelry Holder $7.80 //
4 H&M Beret $5.95 // 5  H&M Boatneck Top $17.95 // 6 H&M Bell Skirt
 7 Zara Lace Top $25 8 F21 Faux Leather Clutch $19.80 //
 9 BP Chic Bracelet $12 // 10 H&M Pumps $15 (reg $29.95)

6 Must-Have Books for the French-obsessed:

Shop Catherine Malandrino for DesigNation at Kohls here.

Kohls Save 15% using code LEAVES or print your in-store savings pass here
Kohls Cardholders Save 30% using code SAVING30 thru 10/05
H&M Take 25% off any item online using code 0747
Jcpenney Take $10 off your $25 in-store purchase printing your savings pass here

Thanks for reading and au revoir for now!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Isabel Marant x H&M Collection Lookbook

It's almost time for another designer collaboration fashionistas! The lookbook for French Designer Isabel Marant's Parisian Bohemian Collection for H&M is now here!! While I was initially underwhelmed with the collection (maybe it was case of the Mondays) when a few pictures from the line leaked, I am now looking forward to scooping up a few of these cool pieces. Prices are still not shown on the US pictures, but expect to see affordable price points for the accessories mixed with higher-end prices for the sweaters and coats. Shop the collection online and in stores on November 14.
See the entire lookbook here.
Will you be shopping this collection?

 Alek Wek
 Constance Jablonski

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Target Entertaining - Chic Bar Cart and Accessories

I have always been a fan of a cool bar cart, and Target's new collection of foxy entertaining will have you getting your drink on in style! Bar carts have been all the rage seen on the TV show Mad Men and celebrity spaces to create that chic vibe. While my store didn't have every piece out just yet, the quality was impressive for such an affordable and upscale-looking line with prices starting at $19.99 and going up to $129 for the bar cart, a steal if you are in the market for one.

Will you be adding or creating your own chic bar-style at home?

Shop the collection here.
Crate and Barrel Bar Carts at $500
 The Life Styled Blog transformed her flea market find into this!
Thanks for reading!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Old Navy Sale - 8 Fall Trends under $25!!

Old Navy is taking a whopping 30% off their already affordable prices and I chose 8 fall trends to shop right now!  Some of the items may or may not already be in my shopping cart.

What's your favorite?

8 Fall Trends

1 Infinity Scarf $11.85  The perfect accessory combines the leopard trend and cobalt blue.

2 Embellished Sweatshirt $14 The "fancy" sweatshirt is so popular for fall (and hopefully beyond).

3 Boots $22.71 One of the boots of the season, wear this with jeans or dresses.

4 Animal Print Sweater $17.50 Leopard print is bigger than ever this season and looks updated in this color combo.

5 Rockstar Zip-Pocket Pants $22.40 A motocycle- inspired zippered pant looks cute paired with the latest boots.

6 Fit and Flare Skirt $18.85 The newest and most flattering skirt trend and again in the blue hue.

7 Bird Cardigan $17.50 Animal motifs are still big this season and I love this retro bird print (very Anthropolgie style)

8 Crossbody Bag $17.46 This Coach inspired bag, right down to the tassel is the nicest crossbody bag I've seen at this price. It's actually bigger than it looks and I picked it up in Burgundy (before I ordered the Phillip Lim bags).

*Items are shown with discount already applied.

Save 30% off using code THANKYOU thru 9/24
*Also save 35% off at Gap and Banana Republic using THANKYOU
Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Five Notebook {5 fun things to do this weekend}

Friday Five Notebook  is here with a few things to do this weekend. It seems like only yesterday I was staying up late and waking up early to shop the Phillip Lim for Target Launch. This weekend I am looking forward to some cooler temps and a more fall-like feel, pumpkin lattes here I come!

What's on your weekend list?

1 Lancome GWP at Nordstrom with any $39.50 + purchase and Free Shipping on all orders!
*If ordering online - use promo code warm or cool (depending on your bag preference) before    checking out to receive your free gift online.
The World According to Karl Book $17.97.  Enjoy the musings of Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld in this must-have book! Stock up for the holidays to give to your fashionista friends.
3 Shop The Mid-Season Sale at H&M both in stores and online.
This Jacket is now $20 (reg $34.95), also shown: Twill Skirt $12.95, Red Satchel $24.95
4 Shop the New Eva Mendes Collection for New York & Co. This glamour inspired collection is already selling out, make sure to see it in person. *See my previous post for discount codes.
5 Rent The Bling Ring purely for the wardrobe or buy it at Amazon for $11.99.
*Bonus: Watch The Emmy's this Sunday night and pretend to be a fashion critic while watching the red would never wear that!
Thanks for reading and have a fashionable weekend!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Eva Mendes Collection for New York & Co.

Actress Eva Mendes has collaborated with retailer New York & Co. to launch a collection of clothing and accessories inspired by her love of vintage fabrics, glamour and of course leopard print. I am loving everything I see on the website and hope to check it out in person this weekend. The prices start at $19.99 for scarves and there are plenty of discount coupons to use if you want one piece or the entire collection (lucky girl if that is you!), don't wait too long to shop, items are already selling out.

Will you be shopping this collection?
Shop the collection here
The collection seen on the pages of PeopleStyleWatch had
 me excited to see everything!

The gorgeous ad campaign photo

 Eva wearing a dress from her collection on GMA today
 that is now sold out! :(
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$15 off $30 using code 6887
$30 off $75 using code 2716
$70 off $150 using code 2762 
Thanks for reading and happy shopping!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - Sept 2013

The September Ipsy Glam Bag is here and the theme is Classic Beauty. This month's items are a mixed bag for me..literally. While I always appreciate the value of paying only $10 for everything you see for almost $50 worth of products, I'm not super excited for any one item. Maybe I'm just overwhelmed with all the beauty products I now have in my (well-organized) bathroom drawers, under the sink, and stuffed in the medicine cabinet like a squirrel stashing nuts. I think I need a beauty intervention, someone call 911! This monthly subscription is just too good not to get and even though I may not use everything, I love seeing that metallic pink envelope in my mailbox!

Don't miss out on the next Beauty Bag - subscribe here!

What did you get in your bag this month?
{the loot}

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Style: Boots under $35

Fall is my favorite season for fashion and despite not actually needing warm weather clothing or accessories, I am always on the lookout for a new pair of fashionable and affordable boots. This past weekend I saw so many chic booties, combat boots (the newest trend this season), leopard prints, and camouflage. I've rounded up my favorites for less than $35 and hope you find a pair you'll love!

What's your favorite pair?

F21 Combat Boots $19.80 // 2 H&M Combat Boots $34.95 // 3 Merona Ankle Boot *$24.49 (reg $34.99) // 4*Mossimo Shootie $20.99 (reg $29.99) // 5 F21 Prarie-Chic $27.80 //
 6 Mossimo Buckle Boot *24.49 (reg $34.99) // 7 H&M Leopard Boots //8 H&M Ankle Boots $34.95

*Target Boots and Bags are 20% off this week, prices already shown with sale prices.
H&M  Free Shipping on orders $50 + thru 9/18 using code 0791
Thanks for reading!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Store pics for Women + Men!!

The highly anticipated 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Collection arrived early this morning online and in stores this Sunday with bags literally flying off the shelves. While I did most of my shopping online, not wanting to miss at least one of the mini Pashli bags, I did pick up a few things in store. My entire haul included the black mini Pashli, the yellow mini Pashli, the green/blue sweater, and the camo sweatshirt for my boyfriend. This collection is all about the handbags and for good reason, the mini Pashli is a bargain version of an actual Phillip Lim bag that would cost you $800. The collection is a mix of fun prints and some nice modern pieces that should work again next season. Make sure to also check out the men's collection, quality pieces and the prices are even better than the women's, pick up some for your stylish guy!

What did you buy from this collection?

The most popular clothing item, the BOOM sweatshirt for only $29
The pretty ruffle tank are on my list if they hit the clearance racks. 

Very quiet at my first stop, as you can see, the empty shelves
are where the handbags were displayed.

Friday, September 13, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Launches this Sunday + 5 Tips to Shop Online!!

As many Fashionistas have already heard, the designer collaboration of 3.1 Phillip Lim with Target is almost here!! The online shopping launch (which will also include online exclusives) is rumored to commence sometime after midnight on Saturday night. On Target's Facebook page they actually responded to a customer asking what time the collection would launch online and Target responded "be sure to check back in the wee hours of the night"..umm..that's not a good sign. I'll still be glued to the computer for most of the night starting at 9pm since some of the previous designer collabs did launch online early..although I'm not getting the same feeling for this massive collection, but I don't want to take any chances. I will be posting to my Facebook page as soon as it becomes available to shop online.

While I really want every handbag in the collection, but if I am able to purchase even one of the highly coveted bags I will be a happy shopper! The mini satchels are at the top of my list and the pretty floral blouse too, thanks to blogger buddy Franci at The Fashion Palate for reminding me about the ballerina style sweater (almost identical to one Target is selling by Xhilaration from my post this week).

What's on your wish list?
5 tips to shopping the collection online:
+ Make a "must have" list of what you really cannot live without..hey, this is serious business!

+ Purchase the Handbags FIRST! The bags will be the first to sell out.

+ Place your order! Do.not.wait. *Remember Target has free shipping with any $50 or more purchase and free shipping on any order if you are a Target cardmember.

+ Order two sizes of your favorite item if you are unsure. Target returns are super easy, just return the size you don't want to any store and remember to bring your packing slip and the bag it comes in.

+ Place multiple orders. If you have a list of quite a few items, order your favorites first, then go back to browse the rest of collection stress-free.

 The Collection is shown with ideas of when to wear each item.

 Preview the Target Collection here on their page.

See the full Lookbook from Fashionista here with prices starting at $19.99

Jessica Alba and Solange Knowles at the NY launch party
*All photos courtesy of Target.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @tracysnotebook for everything Phillip Lim this weekend!!
Starting on Saturday late night/Sunday morning for the online launch and early Sunday morning to bring you all the fashion madness!!
Thanks for reading and have fashionable weekend!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Celeb Style Notebook: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba looks effortless chic at the Piperlime celebration to welcome her as their new guest editor. If you purchased this entire look if would cost you around $100, while Jessica's clutch alone is $200! While I love the idea of mixing different prints and patterns together, I never actually do it. This look has two things most of us have in our wardrobe, leopard and plaid. So, the next time you are feeling just a little bit daring, mix it up and try something new!

Would you mix and match and rock this look?

1 H&M Shirt $24.95 // 2 H&M Skinny Dark Jeans $7.96 (*reg $9.95) // 3 F21 Knotted Cuff $4.80 //
4 OPI 'Incognito in Sausalito' $9 // 5  F21 Leopard Clutch $16.80 - available in stores (just sold out online!) // 6 Rimmel London in 'Bordeaux" $4.95 available at Target, Ulta, and most drugstores //
*20% off denim at H&M
Jessica's actual items:

 Plaid Shirt $69

H&M Get Free Shipping on any order of $50 or more using code 0791

Ps. Don't miss a thing- Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @tracysnotebook for all the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target madness!! I will be staying up late to shop online when it goes live and up early to shop in stores on Sunday and keep everyone posted of when the sale goes live and pics of the items in person.

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Joe Fresh at JCP New Fall Arrivals on sale!!

I stopped at JCP to see the New Fall looks from Joe Fresh. Black and white dominated the preppy and chic pieces. With JCP back to having sales (yay!), these items are currently 25% off the already low prices! My store didn't have all of the things I browsed online, so I included a few of those items to show you what will be coming soon to your store. I went home with the polka dot shirt and envision wearing it with jeans for a casual look or a skirt and statement necklace to dress it up.

Will you be shopping Joe Fresh this season - any favorites?

Loving the back to basics look with a chic and fashionable feel!

 Black and White New Arrivals

 J.Crew inspired shirt on sale for only $18

 An adorable polka dot top for only $14

 Love this tee!
Faux leather skirt

 A cool and trendy camo dress

Pretty pintuck blouse 
 Cute striped boatnecks in vibrant colors

Long sleeve tee with quilted shoulder detail

Faux leather motorcycle jacket
Silk shirts

 Houndstooth and millitary inspired jacket are both trending for fall
Shop Joe Fresh at JCP here.
*Save 15% off your order using code SEPT15 // exclusions apply and canot be used on Joe Fresh :(
 Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @tracysnotebook for all the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target madness - I'll be staying up late to shop online and getting up early to shop in stores!!
Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Modern Ballerina for under $25.90 ;-)

This past weekend, I went shopping at two malls to check out all the latest trends. I noticed very feminine and ballerina-inspired pieces at several stores, also heavily influenced by French style. While most fall items dictate a darker color palette, pastels are actually a new trend for fall and look especially current paired with camel brown, greys or navy. Extra points for topping this look off with a topknot!

One of the leading trends this season is a one-piece sweater with a blousy fabric peeking out that mimics a sweater over a shirt, sounds complicated, but trust me, it's cute! I had my eye on this Masion Jules sweater, but now that Target has made an affordable version, I'll be picking up theirs instead, since it is such a seasonal and trendy piece. Don't forget to put a bow on it la Kate Spade with this adorable belt. I am loving everything from Zara this season and they carry so many affordable and well made pieces, I feel compelled to stop there every weekend, even if I am just browsing..for now anyway.

Will you be shopping this style?

Mossimo Beret $12.99 //  2 Butter London in 'Cuppa' $10 // 3 Xhilaration Sweater $24.99 // 
  4 Zara Top $19.90 // 5 H&M Basic Top $12.95 // 6 Zara Skirt $25.90 //
 7 BP Statement Necklace $18 // 8 H&M Suede Bag $24.95 // 9 Mossimo Bow Belt $14.99 //
10 F21 Bow Barrette $3.80 // Zara Ballerina Flat $25.90

Discount codes:
H&M Save 20% off 1 item usig code 0241
Zara Free Shipping on all orders - no code required

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Five Notebook {5 fun things to do this weekend}

The Friday Five Notebook is back with a few things to check out this weekend. Naturally more pumpkin flavored items are at the top of my list and despite the scorching heat, I am determined to get in the fall spirit.

What's on your list this weekend?


1 New York Fashion Week Stream LIVE shows to get a look at Spring 2014 fashion trends (like this show from BCBG Max Azria). Thanks to Franci at The Fashion Palate for the reminder to watch the shows here.

2 Elle Decor Magazine See Cameron Diaz's New York apartment and top NY designers at home in "The Fashionable Life" issue. Sit down at Barnes and Noble with a pumpkin latte to get inspiration.

3 Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice & Pumpkin Cheesecake Donuts are back! Despite my sweet tooth, I don't actually indulge in donuts very often, but I do look forward to these flavors every season.

4 Essie Polishes Let your nail polish addiction help a cause with Special Edition pinks from the Breast Cancer Awareness Collection will donate a portion of all sales to Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation.

5 Bath and Body Works The full collection of pumpkin candles and soaps are now in stores! Don't miss the pumpkin cupcake (my favorite) or the new pumpkin pecan waffle (my new favorite). This collection is HUGE this year and won't last long, make sure to print out your coupon for a Free rollerball mini this weekend.

Elle Décor cover of the current issue featuring Cameron Diaz's apartment

Print this page for your Free rollerball or go to the Bath and Body Works Facebook page here.

Have a fashionable weekend!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Catherine Malandrino x Kohls Look Book is here!!

Bonjour Fashionistas! French Designer Catherine Malandrino brings her Parisian flair to Kohls later this month. The 80-piece Limited Edition DesigNation Collection has been hotly anticipated by the French obsessed (myself included) and it does not disappoint. The clothing has a timeless feel to it with black being the primary "color" and Eiffel towers adorning dresses and tees alike. Between this and the upcoming 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, shopping at discount stores has never been more chic!

The full collection arrives online and in stores on Friday, September 27.

Will you be shopping this collection or saving your pennies for Phillip Lim?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Trend Report: Cobalt Blue under $35

Cobalt blue is one of the most universally flattering shades on the color wheel. This fall, the hue is trending again in both solids and geometric prints. Here are some pieces to add some blues (in a good way!) to your fall haul and yes, loafers are back this season.
What's your favorite?
F21 Chevron Headwrap $3.80//  2 BP round stone ring $12 // 3 ON Loafers $24.94 //
4  Merona Ponte Dress $27.99 // 5 On geo prit cardigans 26.94 // 6 F21 Scarf $6.80 // 
7 OPI 'Keeping Suzi at Bay' $9 // 8 Zara Tee $25.90 // 9 * Merona Satchel $34.99
*This bag just became unavailable online (sad face), but will be in stores soon!
 Target Save 20% off any online order of $75 + (including clearance!)
Old Navy Save 25% off adult styles using code GROWNUP (excludes everyday deals)

Thanks for reading!!

Target New Arrivals - Part one + Sam and Libby Fall styles

I visited a few Target stores this past week(end) to bring you all the fall fashion you can handle! There are so many new arrivals every time I visit the store, I've decided this post will be part one, so you don't miss anything. I'll keep snapping pics throughout the week and checking the website for new styles since Target is still one of the most on-trend and affordable stores to shop.

Ps. Follow my on Istagram @tracysnotebook as I post shopping finds throughout the week!

What trends are you most excited about?


 This graphic top with faux leather shoulders represents fall perfectly - it's all in the details!

 This quality dress on the left looks very high-end in person for $30
Some of you may remember the peplum dress from early spring and they are back in stock for fall.