Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Temptations under $30

The official start of the holiday season is fast approaching and that means it's time for all things glam!
I can't seem to stay away from Forever 21 or Target with new items arriving daily, both in stores and online. All the pretty embellished sweaters, sparkly jewelry, and this faux leather skirt (seriously, it is less than thirteen dollars!) will keep me coming back again and again.

 What item is your favorite?
4 Dazzle 'Em Blouse $27.80 // 5  Iconic Quilted Minaudière  $19.80 // 6 Target Studded Peplum $19.99 // 7 Deborah Lippmann Mini Duo Set $19 // 8 Merona Sweater with Bows $24.95 (available in stores)

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Target New Limited Edition Holiday Collection is here!!

The new Target Holiday Collection of metallic and lace handbags and clutches are here a week early! Items are not yet online, but women were already grabbing some of the shiny little bags, so stop by your local store if you want to get one for yourself before they sell out.

Will you picking up anything from the holiday collection?

The rose gold clutch is so pretty - I wish the hardware had a shiny finish and not a matte brass
lock (also includes a brass chain), still cute for the price and I'm sure most people wouldn't notice.

After I posted the original Facebook pic - I notice the rose gold clutch was $19.99 and the silver was $16.99. So strange, I haven't seen seen a price difference on two identical items in a while.
 I'll be checking out another Target out of curiosity.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - October 2013

This month's Ipsy Bag was stuffed full of fun goodies, the package was literally bursting in the mail..always a good sign! I was super excited to receive a beautiful blue metallic color from the new Zoya collection. I still don't know how this monthly glam bag only costs ten dollars and even though this was one of the lowest value bags dollar wise (I received about twenty five dollars worth of products compared to other month's value of forty or more), when I see that pink metallic bag in the mail, it's always a happy way to end the day.

Sign up for your monthly bag using my link here so you can be first in line when the wait list ends!

What did you get in your Ipsy bag?  
 The cutest bag!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Favorites: Weekend Chic under $30

I am always looking for better ways to look chic and pulled together on the weekend (and still be comfy) while going shopping, running errands and grabbing some lunch. Friday favorites are pieces I found this week for less than thirty dollars.

What's your favorite? 
 1 Zara Sweater $25.90 // 2 F21 Chic Sweatshirt $19.80 // 3 F21 Black Tote  $27.90 //
4 Cardigan $20.30 (reg $39.95) // 5 Amazing Grace Handwash Set $14.90 //
6 F21 Faux Suede Shoes $15.80 // 7 Gap Cable Knit Sweater $27.99 (reg $44.99 //
8 ON Jeans $19 (reg $34.94) // 9 Zara 4pc Bracelets $19.90 //
10 F21 Faux Leather Cap $10.80 // 11 F21 Baseball Hat $10.80

*All items shown with discount already applied.
Additional colors available in all items.
1 Zara Wrap-Around Sweater Now that I am closer to a Zara store, I make frequent stops to check out new arrivals and I am constantly amazed at the quality of merchandise and this sweater is a steal!
2 Chic Sweatshirt It literally has chic written on it, so you can't wrong, plus it has cool faux leather shoulder details.
3 Black Tote If I had more closet space, I would fill it with Forever 21 handbags, their affordable bags are some of the best buys out there, well worth spending a few extra dollars.
4 Cardigan Gap is having a huge sweater sale just for a few days and this cardigan comes in all colors, so stock up for only twenty dollars.
5 Philisophy Set This is a lovely set to keep in a bathroom for some extra luxury.
6 Heels While most of the shoes at F21 are a bit overpriced in my opinion, these are great to throw on with some jeans for a few hours.
7 Cable Knit Sweater So many great Gap sweaters on sale is this is a heavier and cozy winter knit.
8 Jeans Old Navy is having a big sale and my favorite jeans are on sale for a limited time.
9 Bracelets Chunky gold arm candy look extra cool in this 4 piece set.
10 Quilted Hat This Chanel inspired hat is the chicest piece.
11 Faux Suede Hat Another chic hat that is similar to J.Crew. 

Gap Take an Extra 30% off all sale prices + 25% off regular prices using code GAPSAVE thru 10/26 *Plus earn $25 Gap Cash for every $50 you spend
Old Navy Save 25% off your online order using code ONTAKE25
Zara Free Shipping on all orders
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Celeb Style Notebook: Eva Mendes

The denim on denim look is nothing new, but Eva Mendes wears this chic casual look in Beverly Hills styled with light and dark denim together. I saved this look from a few days ago in hopes of recreating it with an affordable pink coat, and today I walked into Target and spotted this beautiful wool coat for forty dollars. Get her look for less with only six pieces and remember to cuff your jeans and shirt for that extra cool factor (swagger not included.)

Would you wear this look?

1 F21 Cat Eye Sunnies $5.80 // 2 Mossimo Denim Shirt $22.99 // 3 Mossimo Jeans $19.99 //
4 F21 Tote $29.80 // 5 Target Wool Coat $39.99 // 6 Target Boots $17.48 (reg $34)

Eva in her beautiful coat

New York & Co. from Eva Mendes' own clothing line. 

 Also available in tan
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Monday, October 21, 2013

H&M Sale + 30% off your order + 50% off 1 item!!

H&M online is turning out to be one of the best (or worst depending on your wallet's point of view) things to happen to e-commerce in a while. Today, they added a coupon to take 30 % off your entire order (including sale prices!) plus a promo code to take 50% off the highest item in your cart. I have had my eye on this beautiful coat for over a month, but at fifty dollars and 85 degree temps, I couldn't justify my purchase..but using the half off code makes it the perfect fall coat. Hope you find something fabulous!
What did you order?
1*Blazer $9.95 (reg $24.95) // 2 Clutch $10 (reg $24.95// 3 Leopard Flats $15//
 4 Short Coat $49.95 //  5 Sweater $20 (reg $34.95) //   6 Silk Dress $30 (reg $79.95)

 * This blazer comes in a variety of colors and is a limited online offer to save 60% off regular price!
 *No additional discounts have been applied - sale prices and regular prices shown since it is up to you which discount you apply :)

I really love this sweater - a very Chanel meets cool jacket vibe.

Go to Like-A Coupon on Facebook - Take 51% off the highest prices item + 30% off your entire order + Free Shipping over $50 use Codes 0901 and 8964
*Enter the discounts in order shown above - although it says only one code per order, continue and enter second code.

You can use code 8964 to save 30% off your entire order thru 10/22 on multiple orders.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Target Clearance 30% Philip Lim + HUGE beauty clearance!!

Target had so many new clearance items in store today - I had to share! Designer Phillip Lim's recent collection is now 30% off and the beauty department had red clearance stickers throughout, do not miss all the deals to save and they include all the new collections from the last month.

What have you found at Target?

 Phillip Lim 30% off - I knew this was coming, but the
selection is pretty small, mine had one more small rack.

 L'Oreal make-up with some items marked down to $3.50 at one of my locations.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Holiday Beauty Sets - Part 2 + Gift with Purchases available now!!

 I always get giddy with excitement when the first round of holiday beauty sets are released, but this year is turning out to be the best season yet for us beauty addicts. I made my shopping rounds today eyeing everything in sight from Sephora to Nordstrom and everywhere in between. I've been filling up my virtual shopping cart with new items each week and I'm well on my way to becoming a Sephora VIB customer (i.e. you have spent way too much money on beauty products this year!)
For even more beauty sets, check out Part 1 here.
What's on your beauty wish list?

Stocking Stuffers:

This mini set includes the best selling 'Kitten" eye shadow.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kate Spade Friends & Family 30% off discount!!

Hello Kate Spade lovers! The Friends & Family 30% off discount started online a day early store discount begin on Friday and are good thru this Sunday (10/20). Use discount on sale merchandise to save even more! Shop for early holiday gifts too..it's just around the corner.

Happy Shopping - anything catch your eye?

1 Small Wallet $27.30 (reg $78) // 2 Graphic Tee $23.80 (orig $58) // 3 Beauty Bag $18.90 (orig $60) // 4 Bow Necklace $27.30 (orig $78) // 5 iPad Sleeve $24.50 (orig $50) //
6 Ritz Ring $28 (orig $58) // 7 B&W Crossbody Bag $56 (orig $178) //
 8 Gold Coast Ginnie $86.80 (orig $248) // 9 Wristlet $37.80 (orig $78)
*All items shown with discounts already applied.

Use Promo Code FALL13FF at checkout
Also available to use at Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade
Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Wish List: Old Navy 3 items for less than $55 total!

These new arrivals look more J.Crew and Kate Spade style than Old Navy and with a price tag of less fifty-five dollars for all three items, your wish list is actually affordable!

What's on your wish list?

1 Snakeskin Dress $16 (reg $29.94) // 2 Black Bowler Bag $22.36 (reg $34.94) //
Heeled Ballet Shoes $16 (reg $22.94)
*All items shown with 20% discount already applied.
**Old Navy is currently having technical difficulties and the price of the handbag is showing regular price as the "sale" price - I messaged them on Facebook and e-mail and they said they are working on fixing the issue and should be resolved shortly.

Old Navy Take 20% off using code ONSAVENOW
Banana Republic Take 35% off using code BRSHOP35
Gap Take 30% off using code GAPNEW
Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family 25% off (exclusions apply) using code FRNFAM
Shopbop Friends & Family 25% off using code INTHEFAMILY25

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Target New Arrivals - Fall Clothing Store pics!!

So many new fall arrivals at Target this past weekend, I took pics at two of my stores. Lots of lace, greys, embellished sweatshirts, and a new and very J.Crew inspired collection from Merona. I didn't see any new handbags or shoes on this visit, I'm sure more are on the way in the next week. Hope you enjoy my shopping trip(s)!
What items are your favorite? 

I didn't get to see this faux leather dress in person I spotted on their website and was hoping to see in person this weekend, but if the faux leather skirt is any indication of the quality, I might place an online order for this number.
 I cannot believe this is from Target - just wow.

Rockstar festival inspired dress, tee, and lace skirt.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Shopping Cravings - Forever 21

These are my Sunday cravings I'm still having after I left Forever 21 over the weekend. Every time I step foot in this store, I want almost every handbag I see and all the jewelry pieces look worthy of my five dollars. I really wanted these booties, but I was having a difficult time paying almost forty dollars at Forever 21 for shoes! (doesn't mean they won't end up in my shopping cart late at night though.)
What are you craving?

Cocktail Ring $5.80 // Pink Cocktail Ring $5.80// Taupe Satchel $27.80 //  
Black Modern Bag $29.80// Floral Tee $17.80 // Boots $36.80
Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Splurge v. Steal - Rebeca Minkoff Zip Pouch

I know it has been quite sometime since one of my splurge v. steal posts (sorry about that), but this one will only cost you four dollars! I've always been a fan of Rebecca Minkoff's whimsical coin bags with clever script..but it's more than I am willing to pay for something that no one will see but me. I've often thought about picking up a metallic sharpie and a plain pouch so I can DIY my script of choosing, maybe I'll try that next. This newly arrived little bag will be perfect for stashing receipts and even though the real deal is leather and beautiful quality, this one will do just fine.

Will you be picking one up for yourself ?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekend Sale List + promo codes + Gifts with Purchase

Happy Weekend Fashionistas!!
Many sales are happening this Columbus Day weekend and here are the ones worth checking out.
H&M Sweater $15 (reg $29.95)
Pick up this Philosophy GWP at Nordstrom with any purchase of $35 +
This Clinique Gift with Purchase at Macy's is yours with any $25 purchase (an amazing value!)
Banana Republic Take an extra 40% off women's sale items using code BR40SALE or Save 40% off Fall Essentials using code BRCOZY
Forever 21 Take an extra 50% off Final Sale items using code EXTRA50
Gap Take 35% off your purchase using code GAPSAIL
H&M Take 40% off one item using code 7913 or print FB coupon here
+ Free Shipping on $50 or more orders.
J.Crew 40% off Final Sale items using code Extra40
J.Crew Factory 50% off everything + Free Shipping on orders of $100 or more (prices as marked)
Juicy Couture Take an extra 30% off Sale handbags and small goods, no promo needed.
Kohls  20% off using code OCTFRIENDS20 or print your savings pass from Facebook here
Old Navy 20% - 40% sitewide, no promo needed.
Urban Outfitters Take an extra 50% off all sale items

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kohls HUGE Goldstar Clearance!!

I could probably spend all day browsing Kohls' goldstar clearance, but I by the time I post it, everything will be sold out, so are just a few of what is available online. Make sure to shop Vera Wang, Lauren Conrad, and Jennifer Lopez brands, as they have the best and fastest selling clearance items.  Plus, there is also an additional 20% off your purchase.

Jennifer Lopez Dress $16.80 (reg $70) // Vera Snakeskin Clutch $17.78 (reg $79) //
Lipgloss Set $8.78 (reg $39)
*items shown with discount already applied.

Jennifer Lopez Satin Jacket $10.50 (reg $70)
I think on the right person, this jacket is super cool.
Narcisco Rodriguez Coat $16.60 (reg $130)
Although this looks like a bathrobe in this picture, it's a nice quality wool-blend coat.. at
least from what I can remember when the collection first came out.
Take an additional 20% off your purchase using code FAMILY20
Happy shopping!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

10 Fall Favorites under $30

Fall temps are finally here in Los Angeles and I couldn't be happier to enjoy some much needed "sweater weather" with a warm pumpkin latte. Shades of rich browns and tans are my favorite way to welcome fall and these are some of my favorites right now.

What's your favorite way to welcome fall?

1 H&M Biker Jacket $30 (reg $49.95) // 2 Nordstrom Brush Set $28.95 //
3 F21 Faux Croc Tote $27.80 // 4 F21 Tassel Bracelet $4.80 // 5 H&M Imitation Leather Riding Boots $30 (reg $59.95) // 6  Merona Bird Sweater $19.99 //
1 Jacket I love that we can already find "fall markdowns" on quality jackets..just in time for the cold!

2 Brush Set I am in the market for new brushes and love the richness of these and of course the cute snakeskin case.

3 Faux Croc Tote I never need a new tote or bag..but I love the different textures on this bag.

4 Tassel Bracelet This bracelet is elevated thanks to the tassel and the cool beetle, very Tory Burch.

5 Riding Boots The rich brown and chain link detail are a steal at this price.

6 Bird Sweater This very J.Crew reminiscent sweater is so tweet.

7 Nail Polish Set I love all the colors in this set - so rich and warm.

8 Studded Gloves If I am going to wear gloves, why not wear a studded pair?

9 Necklace For French lovers, this larger "oui" necklace is a must.

10 Fedora An affordable and easy way to add some style to your look.
 The biker jacket is also available in grey.

H&M Take 30% off your entire order + Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more using code 0835
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trend Report: Houndstooth under $30

 Houndstooth seems to be having a moment this fall. The Bold and chic pattern can be easily worn with your basic black or add just a hint of this look by adding some fun accessories. I've spotted all these items over the weekend..I just haven't made my purchase yet, still deciding which item is my favorite.

Will you be wearing this trend - what item is your favorite?

  1 Zara Sweatshirt $29.90 // 2 Kohls Scarf $16.99 // 3 Asos Cuff $11.81 // 4 F21 Bow Hair Clip $2.80 // 5 JCP Skater Skirt $14.99 (reg $24) // 6 *Target Wristlet $11.99 //
7 Mossimo Sweatshirt $24.99// 8 F21 Hat $9.90 // 9  F21 Mirror $3.80
* I purchased this wallet (in leopard of course) and love it!

Milan Street Style photo via Harper's Bazaar 
H&M Handbag $29.95
Even though I've featured this bag on my blog before in this post, it's worth
 showing again if you are looking for a similar style to the Celine bag above. 
An affordable skirt to wear with the bold pattern

Forever 21 Take an extra 50% off selected sale items using code EXTRA50
JCP Click here for all coupons on their page
Kohls Take 15% off orders of $100 + using code RMN15OFF
Macy's Take 15% off orders of $100 + on select items using code TXTCLB
Target Buy one, get one 50% off on Women's & Men's Shoes and Handbags, no code needed

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Favorites - under $25

Friday Favorites are favorite items I've seen this week in my shopping adventures that I think are worth sharing. Have a fashionable weekend!!

What are some of your favorites?

1 F21 Polka Dot Beanie $8.80 // 2 Gap Sweatshirt $21 (reg $29.95) // 3 BCBG #LOVE $18
BCBG #SWAG $18// 4 Mossimo Sweatshirt $24.99 // 5 Stila 'Try Me' Set $12 // 6 Mango Skull Scarf $24.95 // 7 Mossimo Cords $24.99 // 8 Poverty Flats Wristlet $20// 9 Nate Berkus Starburst Figural $19.99 // 10 BP Faux Leather Wrap Watch $20

1 Polka Dot Beanie My love affair with polka dots continues!

2 Gap Sweatshirt OMG I love this, it is mixes animal prints and stripes with a short-sleeve sweatshirt, perfect for those of us still in warm weather temps.

3 New BCBG Statement Bracelets Love the new warmer metallic for fall and of course the #hashtags!

4 Target Sweatshirt Another cool sweatshirt, this time with sheer shoulder panels.

5 Stila Skincare Set With all the Holiday sets now here, this little one caught my eye, a nice sample pack of their bestsellers, great for travel!

6 Skull Scarf  This skull scarf is extra cool with a day of the dead print.

7 Target I was looking for cords (despite it still being hot) and I found these and they fit so well, try them if you get the chance. I bought them in a camel brown.

8 Wristlet I love the colors in this chic little bag, it will go with everything.

9 Sunburst Figural Even though this is on the smaller size, a love a little bit of bling for the shelves.

10 Watch BP watches always impress and this new wrap-around watch is no exception.

Gap Take 30% off orders using code GAPNEW
Old Navy Take 20% off using code ONSAVE20 or for cardholders Save 30% using code STUFFSAVE
Forever 21 Take an extra 50% off clearance items using code EXTRA50,*All sales Final
Target Buy 1, save 15%, buy 3 or more save 25%, no code needed

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Holiday Beauty Sets are here - 20 of the Best Beauty Buys!!

 If you are beauty obsessed, this is the best time of the year! The last few days Sephora, Nordstrom, and selected other stores have been slowly releasing their highly coveted (and often sold out long before the holidays) mega make-up and skincare sets. Now is the time to get extra beauty items, try new products, and stock up on favorites. Although it may seem a bit early to start talking about the holidays, it's not too early to start thinking about your holiday gift and wish list, because the best ones sell out fast. Here are some of my favorites I've seen that are the best bang for your beauty buck.

What's on your beauty wish list?
Smashbox 'Wondervision' Gloss Set $24
5 full size glosses!

Lorac Rockin Red Hot Lipgloss Set $26
Love the bling caps!

Fresh has so many sets depending on which products you want, shop them all here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Get SJP's Cozy Chic Look in 3 Steps + Statement Necklaces under $30

Hello October! One of my favorite fall trends right now is the sweatshirt dressed up with a little bling. Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker shows us how to wear this cozy chic look in 3 easy steps!
I saw so many statement necklaces at Zara this past weekend that look like a million bucks and well worth the thirty dollar price tags, plus more picks worth sharing from my other favorite stores.

Will you wear this look?