Friday, November 29, 2013

50% off ALL Boots + Bags at Forever 21!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving..and now, it's time to shop! Forever 21 is taking 50% off all boots and handbags, styles and sizes are going fast - so shop quickly. Keep in mind that all sale items are final sale, so shop quickly, but also choose wisely. *I'll be updating the Black Friday Sale later tonight when a few more weekend deals are added here.

What did you buy on Black Friday?

1 Structered Carryall 14.90 (29.80) // 2 City Chic Satchel $13.90 (27.80) //
 3 Crossbody $13.90 (27.80) // 4 Quilted Bag $16.40 ($32.80) // 5 Biker Boots 18.40 ($36.80)
6 Short Biker Boots $18.40 ($36.80) // 7 Combat Boots $14.90 ($29.80)

Forever 21 Deals
All Handbags and Boots are 50% off thru 12/02 - no promo needed.
Take 50% off all clearance prices using code EXTRA50 thru 12/02
Free Shipping on orders of $30 or more thru 12/16

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday Sales!! HUGE list of stores + codes

The most eagerly anticipated shopping week of the year is here!! Deals can already be found at most stores for their pre-black Friday sales and some stores have already begun their actual Black Friday sales online (Kohls and Express) so you can shop from home in your favorite pjs and still enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert! I decided to share some amazing deals from Express, do not wait to shop this sale!! Today (11/27) I added a few pieces from The Limited and Kate Spade's Black Friday sales.

I'll be updating this post throughout the weekend and for Cyber Monday.

 What's on your Black Friday shopping list?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Notebook: New Arrivals at Nordstrom Rack + TJMaxx

Yes, I was at it again! I shopped a lot this weekend scouring the stores for new arrivals and checking out some early Black Friday deals. Here are some of pictures from Nordstrom Rack and TJMaxx I managed to snap despite all the shoppers surrounding me. I listed prices whenever possible, although it was difficult to remember every single one!

Anything you'll be hunting down at your local store?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gift Guide: For the Hostess Under $30

The gift guide for the hostess is one of my favorites because it is all about presentation and being a thoughtful guest. Just a little something is enough to say "thank you" (since we all know how much work goes into entertaining!) at the next holiday gathering. You don't need to spend a lot a money to buy a lovely gift since everything here is under thirty dollars. While the traditional gifts of wine and flowers are always appreciated, sometimes buying a special "treat" that your hostess wouldn't normally buy for herself is even more appreciated.

What's your favorite hostess gift?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weekday Cravings: 3 Target Favorites

I can't seem to get enough of Target fashion, every time I step foot in the store, I see more new arrivals and more items I want to add to my wardrobe. I'm sharing my three favorites I'm craving this week, just in case you want to add anything to your shopping cart.

What are your Target favorites this week?
1 Faux Fur Vest $29.99 // 2 Metallic Woven Scarf $19.99 // 2 Happy Sweatshirt $19.99
I have searched high and low for an affordable and chic faux fur vest and I feel like this is finally "the one", I like the style, the material and the length, not too short. The fringe scarf to just too cool not to get and the "happy" sweatshirt will instantly put a smile on your least I hope it will, plus it has little metallic woven fabric throughout - so chic!

+ Save 20% off  clothing, shoes & accessories using code ONEDAY  today only 11/20

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag - November 2013

This month's Ipsy Glam Bag might be the best bag ever! This month's theme is "Glam it up" to celebrate the upcoming holidays. The bag includes 6 products (most of them are full size!) instead of the usual five. I have to admit that I peeked at my glam room a few days prior to receiving my treats in the mail. I just couldn't help myself when I caught a glimpse of the amazing products on their Facebook page. I am so excited to try every single item this month. The value of my glam bag is $66 and only cost me $10!  Don't miss out - sign up using my link today here!

What do you think of this month's glam bag?

All of this for only $10!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekend Notebook: Marshalls + Target's New Gift Display

I've been busy doing a little pre-black Friday shopping to give you a head start on the holiday before the official madness begins in just over a week! Here are the latest offerings from Marshalls that might make someone very happy this season and Target just added their twenty dollars (or less) gift displays throughout the clothing departments.

Anything on your list?  

 Juicy Tees always make fun gifts $24.99 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gift Guide: Beauty + Jewelry Budget Buys under $30

So excited to bring you the first of many Gift Guides this holiday season! I found budget buy items for the beauty and jewelry enthusiast on your list for a friend, sister, or co-worker and a few stocking stuffers along the way. I hope you enjoy!

What are your favorites? 

1 This "lovely" tray is perfect for storing jewelry on your nightstand.

2 Who wouldn't want a little Marc Jacobs perfume in her stocking?

3 I was impressed with the latest collection of Target statement pieces and never would have guessed they came from your local Target had I not actually seen them at the store.

4 OPI mini set I purchased a similar set last year from Ulta for myself and some of my lucky friends. This year, they added different colors and be on the lookout for upcoming promotions and coupons to get it for even less!

5 Emi-Jay hair ties are the best and cutest way to wear your hair up and I couldn't resist sharing the holiday versions (these festive colors be worn throughout the year for Valentine's Day, Fourth of July, St.Patrick's..and the list goes on.)

6 Mini Brush Kit Super soft brush set in a cool metallic case for the travel or your purse.

7 Designer Anna Sui's Collection is so pretty and display worthy.

8 This may be the cutest (or at least one of them) ring holders I've seen!

9 Kate Spade cosmetic bag - a fun splurge for a beauty lover (fill with samples for added bonus!)

10 This newest candle scent from Volupsa is so glam in this gold.

How cute is the packaging of the Emi Jay hair ties? 
Add to the top of a gift or tree for bonus creativity! 
Coming this Tuesday online!
I purchased this box last year and it sold out in 20 minutes!
 The value is amazing - so don't miss it.
Be online to use the link live exactly at the time specified.

Direct link will go live on 11/19
Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Juicy Couture - extra 30% off sale prices + 7 more sales to shop!

The big Thanksgiving shopping weekend is just two weeks away, but you can get a jump start on many sales today. Take advantage of Bloomingdales Friends & Family discount by shopping their sale items to stack your savings. Don't miss the Juicy Couture sale (so many deals!),  perfect for buying some holiday gifts. I couldn't resist ordering the rose gold chunky necklace I've always had my eye on, taking a chance on the skinny jeans or the "girls just wanna have funds" tee..seriously, how cute is this?

Are you planning on shopping the early sales or waiting for the big Black Friday sales?

 Jeans $31.49 (was $128) // Tee $24.50 (was $48) // Juicy Necklace $24.49 (was $68)
*items show with discount already applied
**Juicy clearance items are final sale.

Banana Republic Take 30% off full-priced items using code BRBEST
Bloomindales Friends & Family Sale - 20% almost everything using code BFAM + free shipping
Free People Huge new markdowns!
Gap Take 30% off your entire order using code GAPMORE (save 35% or 40% when you  spend more!)
Juicy Couture Take an extra 30% off all sale prices -  no code required + free shipping
Loft Friends & Family Sale - 40% off your entire purchase using code FRIENDS
Madewell Take an extra 30% off all sale items using code MOREPLEASE + free shipping
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for women & children, save up to 40% + free shipping
Old Navy Take 25% off your online order using code HOLIDAY

Thanks for reading!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Favorites under $25

I have so many favorite things to share every week, these are my latest November favorites and everything is under twenty-five dollars! The black and white and striped palette is no surprise given the time of year where everything is a little bit more glammed up. I tried to track down the cutest mug on the planet with no such luck, I am now waiting for my Parisian tutu fashionista to arrive on my doorstep very soon.
What's your favorite?

1 Joe Fresh Sweater $21.59 ($39) // 2 Starbucks 'Alice + Olivia' Ceramic Mug $19.95 //
 3 GAP leather clutch $21 ($29.95) // 4 BP Infinity Scarf $12 //
*items shown with discounts already applied.
  • The Joe Fresh sweater is perfect for the holidays when you want a just a hint of sparkle.
  • Alice + Olivia Starbucks mug - this Designer collab collection might be the cutest ever!!
  • A real leather clutch for less than twenty-five dollars looks straight out of the J.Crew catalog..except it's from the Gap!
  • This lightweight scarf is perfect to add a pop of style (especially for anyone in warmer temps!) to any look.
This adorable Parisian Bearista is also part of the Alice + Olivia Collection.

Buy one holiday drink (gingerbread is my favorite) and get 1 free! 

This week I'm linking up with Kristin from Fancy Things +
Ashlyn from Let it be beautiful

GAP Save 30% off all online orders using code GAPMORE
JCP Save 15% on all orders using code CREDITSV
Thanks for reading!!

{Weekend Notebook} Target + TJMaxx Home Decor + Beauty

Target has some very chic new home décor arrivals and it is so hard not to buy everything I see, especially all of the gold accented pieces, that add an element of glamour to any space. The trays are also quite impressive for less than thrity dollars and something you would find at Crate and Barrel for twice the price. Target also added two more designers collabs (even if they are smaller in scale) in the past two weeks and they are both worth checking out!

Will you be shopping any of the new Target arrivals?

Shop the jewelry box collection online here!
Dollar Section
These items in the dollar bin are $1 and $3 for some of the notebook sets.

All of the gold details and kraft paper are very chic.

Sugar Paper Los Angeles Collection
Simple and chic and nothing is over $10 for items that are similar to Kate Spade's style.

Pretty pages to keep yourself organized.

My mini paper haul + jewelry box

Monday, November 11, 2013

Steals + Deals under $25

H&M is taking 50% off selected items for a limited time - check out everything here thru 11/13, plus Target also added new markdowns to their online clearance, including a good selection of crossbody bags and some pieces from their black and white collection.

What items will you be shopping or are you waiting for the big Thanksgiving weekend sales?

1 H&M Shirt $12.95 (reg $24.95) // 2 H&M Sweater $24.95 (reg $49.95) // 3 Mossimo Bag $11.99 (reg $19.99) // 4 H&M Chiffon Blouse $14.95 (reg $29.95) // 5 Mossimo Jacket $24.49 (reg $34) //
H&M Jeans $19.95 (reg $39.95) // 7 H&M Cardigan $17.45 (reg $34.95)
Stay tuned for the Isabel Marant x H&M Collection that debuts November 14!
Thanks for reading!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday {fancy} Favorites + weekend sales

Friday favorites this week are fancy inspired with gold, sparkles and bows to start the holiday season. I know I share every "chic" sweater that arrives at Forever 21, but just in case you haven't picked one up, this one is adorable! I'll be starting my holiday gift guide next week, but wouldn't these make fabulous presents for your fancy loving friend, especially the gold keychain to top off that special gift. Let me know if you have any gift guide requests - comment below or on my Facebook page! 
What's your fancy favorite?

F21 Chic Sweater $22.80//  2 F21 Gloves $8.80 // 3 F21 Bow Necklace  $7.80 //
 4 H&M Dress $29.99 //5 BP Faux Fur Collar $24 //
 6 H&M Loafers $29.95 // 7 BR Keychain $16.50 //
This Kate Spade dress was always on my wish list, buy way out of
my price range, H&M version will look cute and flirty for much less.
weekend sales
Bath & Body Works Save $10 off $30 purchase using code MIDNIGHT10 or print coupon here 
Forever 21 Fall Sale - up to 50% off  *sales final on discounted merchandise
Gap Save 30% online using code GAPFRIENDS
Macy's Save $10 off your $25 purchase in store - print your coupon here or print 20% coupon here
Old Navy Save 30% (or 35% for cardholders) online using code SALE
Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Women and Children - save up to 40% + Free Shipping
Target Save 20% + Free Shipping on $75 or more on clothing, shoes, and acc. for the entire family
Urban Outfitters Huge new markdowns + $15 off $75 or more using code 15BACK

Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Target Notebook - New Holiday Arrivals!! See 30+ in store pics

I was on a Target mission this morning to check out all the new holiday arrivals I was excited to see after first viewing them online and it is so good! The mostly black + white clothing with some pale pink blouses and accents is very classic, girly and chic, items you will be able to wear throughout the year. I left the clothing department without making a purchase..yet. When I see so many cute things at once, I find it best to leave the store, and think about what I really need, so I don't spend a small fortune.

I'll be sharing more Target finds in another post (there are just too many things to share all at once!), follow me on Instagram @tracysnotebook for even more shopping posts. Ps. sorry some of the pictures aren't clear, my camera wasn't working properly and the blacks kept getting washed out. *Shop online to save 20% off your clothing purchase, see below for details.

What are you favorite items? Are you excited for their new holiday collection?

My favorite pieces!
Shop the new collection here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale - under $30 picks!!

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for women and children is here!! With so many amazing deals, I quickly added some of my favorites, but as always, items are selling fast. This sale is both in store and online with many beauty deals also available. A great way to buy some early holiday gifts and remember to checkout all the designer handbags  - many for less than $100.

Will you be shopping this sale?

1 Faux Leather Satchel $20.98 (reg $42) // 2 Rubbish Shirt $16.98 (reg $34) // 3 Ted Baker Cosmetic Case $23.98 (reg $40) // 4 Trapeze Bag $28.98 (reg $58) // 5 Marc by MJ Bracelet $25.98 (reg $58) //
6 Topshop Flats $23.99 (reg $45) // 7 Betsey Johnson Hat $14.40 (reg $24) //
 8 Kate Spade Phone Case $20.98 (reg $35)

Celeb Style Notebook - Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore looks modern day chic at the Topshop Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles. You can get her look for less or some of the actual pieces she's wearing from Topshop. If you already have similar items in your wardrobe, grab your favorite sweater (thin enough to casually tuck into a pencil skirt) ankle boots and pair with semi-messy hair for that effortless style.

Would you wear this look - anything you would change?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Favorite Finds - under $25

 Many stores have started clearing out inventory to make way for even more savings on Black Friday at the end of November. A couple of items from Forever 21 also caught my eye this weekend and don't miss all of the Sam & Libby online clearance at Target, sizes are going fast! Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic are all having sales today, so check out cozy sweaters and sweatshirts for less. Maybe it's with the holidays right around the corner, but I am loving this shade of green.

Any favorites for yourself?  

1 F21 Coin Purse $4.80 // 2 *Green Top $23.98 (reg $48) // 3 Target Flats $9.98 //
4 BP Handbag $23.98 (reg $48) // 5 Gap Hoodie $20.15 (reg $44.95) //
 6 Sam & Libby Shoes $12.24 (reg $34) // 7 F21 Bomber Jacket $22.80
*All items with discounts already applied 

Banana Republic 40% off online using code HOL2013
Gap 35 % off your order using code HOL2013
Old Navy 30% off using code HOL2013
Target Save 20% off Clothing, Accessories, and Shoes when you spend $75 + no code needed.

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sephora - Free Beauty Clutch with Deluxe Samples!!

To start the holiday season off for Beauty Insiders, Sephora added 4 sets of Beauty Bags filled with deluxe samples Free with any $25 or more online purchase. Choose from 1 of 4 sets packed in a basketweave clutch at checkout using code BLITZ. Remember to sign up to be a beauty insider for free here *For gift ideas check out my holiday beauty sets part 1 and part 2 .  Don't wait to long to place your order, these are expected to sell out fast!

What will you be ordering?

Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping!!