Sunday, December 28, 2014

Target Last Day for Extra 20% off Clearance + Tom's!

Today is the last day to take advantage of an extra 20% savings at Target (in store using the Cartwheel coupon). Not only are their new markdowns, but you are scoring an extra discount, plus free shipping! Some of the best deals are from Sam & Libby and Target also have some great jewelry pieces. These chain link bracelets are a more affordable version of this style after first seeing it on The Fashion Palate's page. A few of these items are currently in my cart and everything here is under $13 after the discount. *Remember you must add your promo code at checkout - the discount will not automatically apply.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 26, 2014

After Christmas Sales + Friday Favorites: Sale Finds Under $25

Now that presents have been opened and you've finished watching "A Christmas Story" marathon, it's time to get your after Christmas sale shop on! Major discounts and deals are even better than Black Friday and it's the perfect time to use any gift cards you may have received from Santa.

Here are some of my favorite sales - Click on the store name to go directly to their website. 

Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Weekend Favorites: Under $25

This past weekend is a total shopping blur! With Christmas in just a few days, I'm shopping as fast as I can while still trying to stop and enjoy the rest of the holiday and remember to slow down (so much easier said than done). Here are some of my favorites and I am loving all the new arrivals over at Forever 21 which has a very Zara-like vibe. If this is any indications of things to come, I'm going to be shopping there even more in the new year...if that's even possible.

What's your favorite?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TODAY ONLY Free Shipping Deals!!

Today is one of the last official days to order online and expect to receive your package in time for Christmas. Keep in mind that while stores may "guarantee" your order to arrive on time, that is not always the case since weather conditions and other unforeseeable occurrences happen during this crazy last minute shopping crunch.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

J.Crew EXTRA 40% off Sale Picks Under $21 + Free Shipping!

Tuesday just got a little bit sweeter with J.Crew taking an extra 40% off sale prices! You can now find some amazing deals for less than $21 and pick up last minute gifts because who wouldn't want something from J.Crew? Get your shopping discount on with free shipping too!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekend Favorites: Under $15 + Free Shipping Deals!

There are less than two weeks before Christmas and panic has officially set in! Today is one of the last days to order online and expect your package to arrive on time before the big day. Good news fashionistas, because many stores added free shipping deals into the mix. Here are a few of my favorites I spotted over the weekend.

Are you finished buying gifts?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sales Not To Miss + Style Steals!

Sometimes Thursdays bring the best sales. I know that's my favorite day of the week to hit the stores, you get the best of both worlds, the same deals that start on Friday and less crowds. Today, online sales started thanks once again to desperate retailers trying to get your last minute holiday dollars. Here are some of my favorite sales and finds to scoop up for gifts or a little something-something for yourself.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Favorites: under $25

Christmas is now less than three weeks away (yikes!) and while this isn't an "official" gift guide, I made sure to add some gift-able favorites in the mix. You'll also notice how very Kate Spade-inspired many of these pieces are that continue to pop up at various stores. Here's hoping you'll get a few ideas to get your shopping finished a bit early (I say that every year to myself, haha) to enjoy the rest of the holiday season relatively stress-free!

What's your favorite?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Old Navy SALE - up to 60% off!

In case you missed shopping Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you are in luck because Old Navy has deals on sweaters and outerwear starting at just $8! I really wish it was cold enough here to justify buying the faux fur jacket, a steal at that price. Don't wait too long to get these deals, they always sell out fast!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Forever 21 + H&M Free Shipping Deals!

Shoppers crashed Forever 21's website yesterday and to show their loyal customers some love, they extended their cyber Monday deals for one more day! While H&M didn't extend their additional discount, they did add free shipping on all orders until December 21st! I like to take advantage of free shipping deals and grab some affordable favorites, I shop the sale departments first while also checking out new arrivals. Here are some of my favorites that are currently in my shopping cart.

What's your favorite?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Target $5 Beauty Boxes are Back!

To kick off Cyber Monday, Target announced three beauty boxes starting at just $5 and a deluxe version for only $10! This is a one-time only purchase and won't last long! 

Check out my updated list of Cyber Deals here

Which box will you be ordering?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

CYBER Deals Sale Guide!

I've updated all of the amazing Cyber deals and this is the best year yet. Usually, the deals are just for free shipping, but retailers desperate to get your shopping dollars are pulling out all the stops and that means major markdowns are also included. Here are also a few of my purchases...and yes, I had to include a leopard item, I need help.

In case you aren't completely shopped out from Black Friday, here are new sales for what used to be known as Cyber it's "cyber week". Here are some sales that went up early for you and I'll be adding more deals on Monday morning, with most stores offering free shipping (yay!).

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Best of Black Friday SALES!!

I went out this morning for a few hours of Black Friday shopping and it wasn't that crowded, at all. Luckily, I think more of the shoppers hit the stores last night, when many of the retailers opened their doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving. Since I was in no way shopping for doorbuster deals or big ticket items, I managed to pick up a few goodies without the stress or crowds and enjoyed people watching while drinking my Nordstrom iced vanilla latte outside in 80 degree weather, not exactly ideal for sweater shopping. I rounded up some of my favorite stores to shop today, especially if you want to relax in your pjs and eat leftover pie.

 See the complete Black Friday List of 25+ Stores Here
Black Friday Beauty List Here 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Beauty Deals starting at $10!

Black Friday is one of my favorite times to score major beauty discounts! Both Nordstrom and Macy's have some of the least hyped and best beauty sales. With so many sets starting at just $10, you can pick up stocking stuffers and a little something for's the "one for you, one for me" shopping strategy ;-)

Check out the updated list of the HUGE Black Friday Sales and Codes here

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday HUGE List of SALES!!

Black Friday week is here! While the sales used to be only available one day (two at most), this years deals have expanded since many retailers are open Thanksgiving day. Here are the first wave of sales and clearance steals to scoop up while they last. 

Check out my Black Friday Beauty Post here

Allure Winter Beauty Box $45 ($250 value!) On Sale in Less than 24 hours!

The Allure Beauty Box will be available to order online in less than 24 hours! This is a one-time purchase available each season and includes over $250 worth of products. It really is an amazing deal and you can see every item that will be included before you buy it. I purchased last year's winter box and I'm hoping to get this one too. These boxes sell out super fast, so you literally have to sit at your computer a few minutes before the link goes live and keep refreshing until the box becomes available to buy - do not do anything seriously, these are gone within minutes!

Good luck beauty lovers - will you be grabbing one?

The Beauty Box goes on Sale at 12:01 EST
 (that's 9:01 am for those of us on the west coast!)

and see the full product list

FYI, the shipping is usually $10

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Black Friday Survival Guide: 10 Tips for the big day!

Black Friday really is a shopping marathon and I love it! Although I don't love the crowds, so most of my actual purchases are made online. It's the perfect time to save big bucks on gifts and purchases you would already be making during the holiday season. The best part about this year is that almost every deal is also online, which means can avoid the crowds and shop in your pjs without missing fear of missing out on anything.  I'm a seasoned Black Friday shopper (don't judge me) and I'm sharing my ten tips to save you the most money by being prepared for the big day. Let me know if I've missed anything!

What's your shopping strategy for Black Friday?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Forever 21 "Pre-Black Friday" and H&M Daily Deals are Here!!

I knew the "Black Friday" deals were going to start early, but I had no idea two of the biggest retailers would begin this early. While I didn't see a huge amout of "must-have" items at H&M, I noticed that it reads daily deals, so we have to obsessively check back to shop sale prices...or you can also shop the 7 days of "Pre-Black Friday" daily deals over at Forever 21. Today, pick up coats and sweaters for a steal and shop both sales in-store and online.

Are you ready to shop Black Friday deals yet?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Style Steal: Kate Spade 'Look for Less'

Kate Spade is by far my favorite brand, the creativity and whimsy style of each piece is just so darn cute. Luckily, other more affordable stores "create" their own version from time to time. Right now, Old Navy is taking some inspiration from Kate's holiday collection last season and I'm not complaining, especially since they are also on sale!

Would be pick up a look for less item?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites: Mix + Match under $25 plus H&M store pics!

Another week has come and gone, which means we are even closer to Thanksgiving... and shopping deals of course. This year, with many stores starting "Black Friday" early and opening their stores on turkey day, I'll be posting as soon as the sales start. Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for all the shopping updates you can handle!

As you can probably tell, I was heavily influenced by the reds and golds of the holiday season. While it might seem a bit early to think about your Christmas wardrobe, I'm already attending a tree lighting this week, so it's on my radar and maybe this will get you into the holiday spirit too.

What's your favorite?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TOMS for Target Collection is almost here!

Target's partnership with TOMS arrives in stores and online this Sunday, Novemeber 16th and it's guilt-free shopping! For every Target and TOMS limited edition item you purchase, they are giving shoes, a blanket, or meals to those in need. TOMS was originally known for it's shoes and the charitable giving program "one for one", donating one pair of shoes every time a pair was purchased. I don't actually own anything from TOMS, so I'm really looking forward to shopping this collection.

Are you excited to shop - what are you hoping to pick up?

5 Beauty Favorites under $20

'Tis the season to pick up beauty favorites at affordable prices! With drugstore makeup prices increasing, it can sometimes be more economical to buy seasonal holiday kits by department store brands. I wanted to share five of my finds so you can save money while trying out quality products.

Do you buy holiday sets to try out luxury brands for less?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

J.Crew / J.Crew Factory Sale + Free Shipping!

Today is the perfect time to grab that one item that you've been wanting at J.crew or it's factory store because you can get free shipping with no minimum! Since the discount also applies to sale items too, that's where I shop first...actually that's the only department I shop at J.crew.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Forever 21's HUGE sale + 5 Must-Shop Weekend Sales!!

Happy Friday Fashionistas! Today you can stock up on cozy knits for less than $21 (some are even less!) Get a jump start on Veteran's Day deals this weekend and do not miss shopping at The Gap to take advantage of buying leather and denim goods with your discount. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nordstrom Clearance SALE picks under $35...what's in my cart

It's that time of year again when Nordstrom slashes prices up to 40% off! It's no longer called the "women and children's half-yearly" sale, which means savings are throughout the store in all departments, so you can get an early start on holiday gifts and maybe pick up a little something for yourself. Here are the items currently in my online cart, of course I won't be ordering everything, but I'd thought I'd share what I may be ordering.

What's on your list?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello November! Favorite Finds under $30

Happy November! I woke up this morning eager to start the holidays and start stocking up on all things Christmas and gold, naturally that also includes a few fall pieces I haven't yet added to my wardrobe, even though I already seem to be leaning toward a winter color palette. Of course that's mainly due to the summer-like weather we've experienced this fall season in Los Angles...until today, when I happily woke up to rain. Here are some of my finds from the last few days - remember to use your 20% discount at Forever 21 this weekend!

What's still on your fall wish list?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Favorites under $20

Since I neglected to showcase my Friday Favorites, here are my current favorites and 
everything is twenty dollars or less! 

Any favorites?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Target Fall Beauty Box + Coupons!

Last month, Target re-introduced their popular beauty box for the fall season. This is a one-time purchase and includes five products for the price of $7 (including shipping) to receive thirty dollars worth of goodies. I'm very happy with my purchase and I'm already hoping they announce a winter box to grab a few stocking stuffers for the beauty addicts in my life.

You can still sign up for your fall beauty box here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Currently Craving: Street Chic Style under $25

I'm currently craving some street chic pieces to add a much needed edge to my look. While this might not be what you would typically find on a girl who's style you admire walking in the cool part of town, it's my version of a slightly less preppy way of dressing. Pair these items with some distressed jeans and you are good are go.

What's your favorite piece?

Monday, October 20, 2014


Huge markdown sales are usually reserved for the weekend or holidays, but today I saw some of the biggest online sales I've seen this season (that was a tongue-twister), so pick up a few closet-worthy pieces for way less while you can...because that's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Friday, October 17, 2014

5 Friday Favorites under $30

My Friday Favorites could also be titled "recent purchases" because almost all of them are either on their way to my home or in my cart...of course that's probably the case with most of the items I post...

What's your favorite?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

T.J. Maxx Online Holiday Gift Shop

T.J. Maxx Online just added a new gift shop to kick things off for the holiday season. I am so exited to see throw blankets included and many are only twenty dollars. I hope this is a good sign that more home items will be added in the coming months. While I love shopping in stores for my treasures, I also like having the option of finding a few things that might not be available at every location.

Have you shopped at TJ Maxx online yet?

Reversible Tote $19.99 This is the same bag that Nordstrom sold (and receives a few times a year in the junior dept) for $49! This one from TJ Maxx also includes a small pouch and it's a look for less for the popular Madewell Tote that costs $168!

Kensie Sunglasses $16.99 Another brand that you can find at Macy's and selected Nordstrom stores.

Max Studio Faux Fur Throw $19.99 I don't know how I am going to narrow it down to just one throw because the selection is impressive and very tempting...

Made in Italy Hat $16.99 I always scoop up Made in Italy hats from TJ Maxx, the quality is always really good.

Gift Link Here
*Get Free Shipping with purchase of $89 +

Thanks for reading!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Shipping List - TODAY ONLY!

Columbus Day just got a little better with many stores offering free shipping with no minimum! This is the perfect time to order a sale item you've had your eye on, but didn't want to spend more money by adding clothing you didn't need just to get free shipping...not that I've ever done that.

(with no min. today 10/13 only) + Extra Discounts Below:

Abercrombie Take an add'l 40% off using 15448
American Eagle Plus 25% off your order using code 66Q849J1
Express Take $25 off every $75 you spend using code 1870 / Extra 30% off clearance / All sweaters 40% off / Outwear 30% / women's jeans $39.90
Forever 21 Extra 50% off sale items using code TAKE50
J.Crew Extra 40% off final sale items using WEEKENDPLANS
J.Crew Factory Shop their 50% off sale (prices as marked) using code OURBDAY

Thanks for reading!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorites: Sale Edition under $25

Happy weekend fashionistas! Columbus Day sales are in full swing and while I never need an excuse to get my shop on, I'll be taking full advantage of the sales and doing a bit of online retail therapy at J.Crew Factory (in case you missed the 'Merci" tee from last season, it's back!) because I must have that camo scarf.

What's your favorite?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Currently Craving: A Sweater Poncho

I'm currently craving some cooler weather, so as I wait to finally start wearing my arsenal of sweaters, I'm dreaming of a chic way to style a poncho or sweater cape (sounds so much chicer doesn't it?) Keep this look simple and make sure to wear tailored jeans/pants to streamline your outfit with this oversized knit. Browns and burgundy look even richer when paired with some winter whites and these pieces are some of my favorites.

Will you be wearing a sweater cape this season?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Target Beauty Box is Back!

The Target beauty box is now available for a one-time purchase of $7 for five products. Here is a sneak preview of what everyone will receive in each box, both the lip color and eye pencil colors will vary. The value is $28 for everything, the hairspray alone is worth the cost of the box. In case you were wondering, I already ordered mine. Don't wait to order yours, these sell out very fast!

What do you think of this box - will you be getting one?

Order your Beauty Box Here

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Favorites: Old Navy Edition under $26

Old Navy has some of the cutest fall must-haves and today started a storewide 30% sale (even more for cardholders at a whopping 40%!) to save big before it even gets cold...for those of us in Los Angeles anyway. Here are my favorites and a few already in my over-stuffed online cart.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mood Board: Camouflage Chic under $28

Hello October! I've been seeing more and more camouflage clothing on my recent shopping excursions and I am loving it. Paired with the right pieces, you can make camo look chic. This jacket is a style steal (it even says so on their website, LOL) and the utility jacket is one of the hottest trends this fall. I stumbled across this cool necklace online while shopping the Bloomingdales sale, it may already be in my shopping cart.

Do you like the camouflage trend?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gap 40% off SALE (+extra 40% off clearance!)

Gap is having a huge online (and in store sale) 40% off sale! Take advantage and shop the clearance items to receive an extra 40% off your purchase. Stock up on sweaters and jeans for fall or pick up that favorite jacket on your shopping list.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Favorites: Sale Finds under $33

So many big sales to shop this weekend, here are some of my online favorites and one regular price find from Forever twenty-one that won't break your fashion bank. Don't forget to check out the new collection at Kohls from designer Elie Tahari that launched today, but make sure you wait for the items to go on clearance before paying almost full price.

Have a happy shopping weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Currently Craving: Fall Wish List - under $50

Fall is officially here fashionistas and it's time to make your shopping wish list. While I already picked up a few items for the new season, I still want need a few more must-have's to get me through the rest of the year. Since fall fashion is typically more expensive than spring or summer pieces (thanks to chunky sweaters, heavy coats and of course, boots), I try to be more selective with my purchases and keep my spending in check...most of time.

What's on your Fall Wish List?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Walmart $5 Fall Beauty Box have arrived!

Last month, Walmart announced it was starting a beauty box of drugstore brands for only $5! The program will be shipping a new box every season (fall, winter, spring, summer) for a total of four boxes a year. Mine had a value of $20 and I'll be using everything I received. This is the most affordable way to try your favorite brands for less, I highly recommend it!

What do you think of Walmart's Beauty Box?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Favorites: French Tees under $20

Sometimes when I sit down to write my Friday Favorites, it's difficult to always remember where I saw that swoon-worthy item...the only downside of being a shopaholic in my humble opinion. This week, all of my finds are still not popping up online (something that unfortunately is happening on a regular basis, especially at Target) and while I searched for new arrivals to start showing up before today, I came across these adorable graphic tees. I've never actually ordered anything from Banana Republic's Factory Store since I prefer to see everything in person first. I'll consider this "research" for my blog once I decide which one I want to arrive on my doorstep.

Do you shop online without seeing something first?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

H&M Free Shipping + New Fall Collection!!

You can now get free shipping at H&M online and it's just in time to shop their new fall collection. Featuring olive greens, pale pinks, lingerie-inspired pieces and chunky knits. The jumpsuit was flying off the hanger and that oversized coat is so beautiful, I can't believe the price! Bring on fall weather...pretty please.
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Holiday Beauty Sets are Here!!

The holidays came early this year with beauty sets already popping up online! Get a jump start on your beauty addiction with some amazing value sets and shop early before they sell out.  Here are a few favorites I'll be adding to my wish list.

Are you excited to shop the beauty sets?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Altuzarra for Target Store Pics + Review!

The latest designer collaboration for Target may be the best one yet! New York based designer Altuzarra's sexy and upscale collection is everything fashionistas on a budget were hoping to find.
Quality fabrics, embroidered details and tailored silhouettes adorn this highly sought after line.

While my third Target stop was a success, I still missed out on seeing the belts, scarves, and thigh-high boots in person, so no pictures or reviews of those items unfortunately. I only purchased the crane sweater (and that was a splurge for me since it's on the pricey side), but I'm looking forward to scooping up a few more pieces when the items hit the clearance racks and a girl's gotta be prepared to know her sizes and favorites before they go on sale...who's with me?!

Did you shop the collection - what did you think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Juicy Couture at Kohls - Store pics + My 5 Favorites

You can now shop Juicy Couture today at Kohls! Juicy officially closed it's doors in early summer, but it wasn't long until the iconic brand relaunched at retail giant Kohls. Known for velour track suits, charm bracelets, and leopard prints, you can now get your chic on for less.

Before I made my way to check out the collection in person, I browsed the website to see what I might expect. The pictures didn't do the line justice, as the quality and look are quite impressive. The now permanent line includes clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and (gasp!) home bedding. I didn't get to see the shoes in person, since they were still in the middle of unpacking boxes at my location this past Sunday.

Will you be shopping Juicy at Kohls? 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Currently Craving: Fall Fashion Trends under $33

As I sit here sipping my pumpkin ice blended drink in almost 100 temps, I'm still craving fall fashion...maybe it's the pumpkin talking since it feels like the only sign that the new season is here. While I am slowing adding a few pieces to my wardrobe, I can't help but get excited to wear sweaters, boots, and plaid scarves. Luckily for all of us fashionistas, there are quite a few trends that have carried over into this years fashion pages, so you may already have some of these items in your closet.

What are you craving for fall?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Favorites - under $20

I am loving all the rich browns mixed with creams, black and jewels that come along with the change of season. Bring on fall...or at least some cold weather to enjoy a warm pumpkin latte.

What are you favorites?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Sales + under $20 mix and match picks!

Labor Day is the perfect way to end the summer with major end of the season season clearance deals and savings on new fall items, the best of both worlds. My top three stores to stretch your fashion dollars are H&M, Old Navy, and Nordstrom for all the designer markdowns on items you would never see on sale this time of year.  I'll be updating the list throughout the shopping weekend.

What are you shopping for this weekend?