Friday, February 28, 2014

Currently Craving: Parisian Flair under $35

I'm currently craving a little Parisian Flair...again. There is something about the pale pink and black color palette that makes me think of Paris. It also reminds me of Jessica Alba's perfectly styled look from last year. Despite being in the middle of a very rainy day, I can't help but look ahead to spring and all of the pretty new arrivals. I know many of you (okay, maybe it's just moi) are looking for the perfect midi-skirt and after trying unsuccessfully to locate a previous H&M skirt, this is now at the top of my wish list.

What's your favorite?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SJP Shoe Collection Info + Deets here! (Launching at Midnight Tonight)

When the news was first announced that Sarah Jessica Parker (aka our beloved "Carrie") would be designing a (semi-affordable) shoe collection for Nordstrom, fashionistas everywhere jumped for joy!

The highly anticipated line debuts exclusively at Nordstrom. Launching online at midnight tonight and in stores on Friday (2/28). The Italian-made shoes start at $195 for sandals (and go up to just under $500). The collection also includes a few accessories and a signature trench coat, although I have yet to see any pictures...grrr. I hope I can eventually walk in her shoes...if they go on sale.

Shop the collection here!

What do you think of the collection - will you be purchasing a pair?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DEAL ALERT: Old Navy Dresses 40% off until Midnight!

Old Navy is taking 40% off all dresses through midnight tonight (2/26)! I love their dresses, especially worn with some sandals and a cardigan for a casual weekend. They've also added many work-appropriate dresses recently, I love throwing on a blazer over a shorter dress if you work in a less conservative workplace.

Happy Shopping!

My Favorite Items on Sale {under $30}

Even though spring is almost here, we are finally getting some actual weather here in Los Angeles (rain is on the way!), so I'm still in the mood for some tall boots and faux leather pieces mixed with a few neutrals this weekend. Here are my favorite sale items, most of which I've had my eye on at regular this girl's already put one or three things in here virtual shopping cart.

What's your favorite?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trend Report: Daisy prints under $25

Everything's coming up daisies for spring! This fresh retro look is more popular than ever this season, with almost every store in the mall showing some version of the daisy trend. Since this falls under the trend category of fashion, there is never any need to spend more than you have to! Here are a few of my under $25 favorites I've seen so far with the cute Zara top showing off the daisy pattern in the newly trending watercolor style.

What do you think of this print - will you wear it?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekend Sales + Deals

This week went by so fast (not that I'm complaining), I can hardly believe the weekend is here again! Stock up on designer-looking deals and favorites at Target's 20% off sale. After wearing my Chanel-inspired flats this week, I'm ordering another pair, chic and comfy. I've had my eye on these fashionable notes for a while, and even though they are still on the pricier side (even on sale), the fashionista in me can't resist them!

Happy Weekend and Happy Shopping!!

1 Merona Jacquard Dress  $22.40 // 2 Notepad $7.98 ($16) // 3 Mossimo Bag $24 // 4 Mossimo Sweater $20 // 5 Merona Flats $15.99 // 6 Ballerina Dress $20 // 7 Target Scarf $12
*items shown with discount already applied.

Track Pant $7.98 ($20)
I liked these back when they were regular price and added them to
my Target cart to stalk them, such a great price!

Banana Republic Up to 50% off selected styles with cute tops for $20!

Bath and Body Works Get a FREE item (up to $14) with any $10 purchase - print your coupon here

Bloomindales New this week - Sign up here to become a Loyallist and get Free Shipping all the time with no minimum!
*Clinique GWP is still available online for those of you who don't live near one shop it here.

Target Take 20% off regular spring fashion + check out new clearance markdowns with tons of shoes at 50%

Nordstrom Free Shipping - no min.

Stop by Nordstrom and score free deals at the Clinique counter
Thanks for reading!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Celebrity Style Notebook: Taylor Swift wearing H&M!

Taylor Swift wearing a $15 retro-style polka dress from H&M while out shopping in Los Angeles is creating all sorts of online buzz. Celebrity style is usual way out of the average person's affordable budget, but since this is the actual dress and it is currently in stock (although not for long I'm sure!), you can get chic like a star. Even if you aren't feeling the Taylor love, the dress is very cute and easy to wear for a casual weekend. While I don't own this dress, I have seen it many times in various colors and keep in mind, it is not a super short dress, Taylor is just a tall girl.

What do think - would you wear a Taylor approved dress?

H&M Dress $14.95
Also available in a cool marbled grey and textured red

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag - Feb 2014

I was rather hesitant to open my February Glam Bag after last month's disappointment, but I am happy to say that this bag has an amazing value of $68 (although, that is including my bonus gift!) for just $10. While I haven't officially cancelled my Ipsy subscription just yet, I am going to end my monthly addiction to the pink metallic bag and (gulp!) unsubscribe. I now have a full drugstore stocked in my tiny bathroom of products that have been neglected for far too long and I am excited to start using my make-up items without just "collecting" new ones.

Sign up for your own Ipsy addiction using The Fashion Palate's Link here +
Check out what's in her Ipsy Glam Bag here!
What did you think of the February Glam Bag? 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What I'm Loving Now: Hint of Mint

One of my favorite colors every spring is mint and for those of you in the minty-fresh fashion club, it's sporting a fresh new look paired with a darker hue or denim. The color is also the perfect shade to transition your winter wardrobe into the new season. It's no surprise that many of my favorites are from Target, their shoe collection in the last two weeks has been amazing and don't be afraid to rock some loafers, a chic staple in the Michael Kors brand.

What are you loving right now?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekend Sales to Shop + Sale Picks under $30!

Let the shopping sales begin! The long(er) weekend gives us even more time to get our shop on and there are plenty of sales to occupy your time and your wallet. Shop your favorite stores and a few of my favorite picks under $30!
Happy Shopping!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

5 Favorites I'm Loving under $30

I could pretty much write a post on my favorites everyday of the week. I am always on the hunt for new arrivals and collections to share with my budget-savvy fashionistas. Even though it is 85 degrees here in sunny Los Angeles, I cannot wait until spring is officially here. Until then, I'll still be wearing my favorite black, white, and metallic looks with a pop of color...even it it's just on my nails.

What are you favorites this week?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

12 Tuesday Temptations under $30

I'm looking forward to wearing some brighter spring shades paired with the always fashionable, basic black. Thanks to some slightly cooler temps here in Los Angeles and inspired by New York fashion week, this classic trench coat caught my eye. I cannot get enough statement tees or sweatshirts (if you are a regular reader you know what an addict I am!) and this ironic take on Vogue magazine is too much for me to handle...I just love it! So many temptations this week.

What's your favorite?

Kate Spade "Surprise" Sale picks under $40

Looks like Kate Spade started the upcoming shopping weekend early with a "surprise" sale!
As always, items sell out very fast, but all sales are final, so make your selection carefully fashionistas. Without further adieu...I give you the Kate Spade sale picks!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Peter Pilotto for Target Collection Store Pics + Reviews!

Target's designer collaboration with Peter Pilotto finally landed in stores today after some mixed reviews on both the prints and the quality of the clothing. So far, the biggest hit items are the adorable sunnies (a perfect way to give your look a style update without breaking the bank for only $17) and the slip-on shoes for $29.99, a must-have sporty chic look for spring.

I was pretty disappointed and surprised at the lack of quality in at least half of the collection. Very thin fabric was used in the tops, I can only imagine after washing it a few times what you will be left with. I went to my usual three Target stores and my first two stores didn't even carry the accessories, which is what I really wanted to see. While I didn't get up early to be first in line, I already knew it wouldn't be busy, the full collection was still available at noon at my third and final stop.

My final review of the collection is to shop it now to see what you want down the line. Pick up some sunnies or shoes to add a pop of fun to your look if those items aren't sold out at your store. Overall, not that impressed with this one...yet I'm already looking forward to the next Target designer collaboration announcement that will likely come very soon...after all, it has to be better than this one!

While some items are sold out online, most stores are fully stocked.
Check out the list of stores to buy the items here or shop the collection online here.

I want to hear your reviews and comments - what did you think? 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Peter Pilotto x Target Countdown + Your Pre-Launch Shopping Checklist!

Target's designer collaboration with Peter Pilotto is less than 72 hours from it's official launch date this Sunday, February 9th. The print-heavy 65 piece collection will be available online and in-stores at Target with Net-a-Porter also partnering with the brand to carry selected pieces of the collection that will be available to ship globally for the first time.

I'm looking forward to seeing everything in person and will hopefully be picking up a few pieces for my closet. While the excitement for this collection has been building, I'm not sure we will see the madness like we have with previous Target collaborations, simply because the bold prints and colors are not for everyone and the brand isn't as recognizable as Phillip Lim or Missoni to most people. If you are a person who is intimidated by a bold print, but still craving something from this collection, pick up a pair of sunnies or one of the cute tees to wear with your favorite pair of jeans, that's my plan anyway.

Will you be shopping the collection - what's on your must-have list? 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nordstrom Sale Favorites under $30

Good news shoppers! Nordstrom just added even more new markdowns just in time for the weekend. Some of these finds are favorites of mine I first spotted at (gasp!) regular price. I have been patiently waiting for the French statement sweatshirt to go on sale... and voila, it finally did! The Rebecca Minkoff pouches can never be found at this price and with most of the monogrammed initials still available, I wasn't passing this one up either.

Shop fast my fashionistas, these won't stay in stock for long! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mood Board: Pop of Pink under $30

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and it's put me in the mood for a pop of pink! Yes, I am a lover of all shades of pink (please don't hate me!) and I especially love to wear hot pink with black to balance out the girliness of the look and of course add a little Parisian flair. After my shopping super bowl on Sunday, these are all items I'll be adding to my spring wish list.

What's your favorite?