Dec 14, 2013

DressLily Giveaway!

If you've been reading this blog, you'll know that I love bargains. Nothing makes me feel more (temporarily) accomplished than scoring an amazing item at a great price. An even better feeling is when you find a store/boutique/site that has clothes that are priced so amazingly that it feels like it's a steal. That's how I felt when I came across DressLily. They have the cutest clothes an it's all super affordable. Below are a few of my favorite pieces from DressLily

AND here comes the best part, you have a chance to win one of these 4 items below
All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
1)Leave the product link you would like in the comments below.
2) Please also mention the size and the color you would like.
*The giveaway runs for ONE MONTH and ONE winner will be announced!*

1. Ruffle Lace Dress | 2. Chiffon Dress | 3. Evening Dress | 4. Colorblock Dress

Aug 28, 2013

Tops under $12!

I don't know about you but I'm always on the look out for a cute top whenever I go shopping. As some people say "you can never have enough shoes," my saying is you can never have enough tops. It's true. You wear them everyday and everywhere, and the best thing about buying a new top is when you find one that is cute and doesn't put a dent in your wallet. eFoxcity has just that--cute and incredibly inexpensive tops (I'm talking better prices than Forever 21 and H&M)! Other than tops, they have a TON of wholesale dresses. Whatever occasion, they've got you covered. They have formal dresses under 100 and believe it or not, discount wedding dresses (see, I told you ANY occassion). Here are a few of my favorite picks:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Jul 27, 2013

Look for Less: J. Crew Statement Necklaces

Ever since I discovered Brina Box back in April and bought this necklace I have been obsessed with her boutique. What I love most about her boutique is that it has incredibly affordable statement necklaces and other jewelry, and you can always find a good J. Crew look-a-like statement necklace ;) Here are some of the ones she currently has on her site.

Crystal Icing Necklace | Cobalt Blue Crystal Necklace | Fan Fringe Necklace

Jul 12, 2013

Pink, Orange & Green

If you can't already tell, I love infusing some color or in this case colors to my outfit. I don't know about you, but when I wear or see bright colors if instantly puts me in a happier mood. On a side note,  I recently bought these flats from Old Navy at 40% and they just scream summer.

top: Banana Republic, pants: H&M, flats: Old Navy, bag: Tommy Hilfiger

Jun 29, 2013

Outfit I'm Loving: Camo

I've never been a fan of camo. Ever. Never have I ever thought of buying something camo, but I came across this image on Pinterest and absolutely loved the way she added camo to her outfit. In my eyes, this is how you do camo the right way. It's a nice, subtle touch, and something I would definitely wear. Afterall, I do love Duck Dynasty and this could be my homage to them ;)

image via Cupcakes and Cashmere.

Her jacket is from GAP but unfortunately it's out of stock, but here are some other options:

1 | 2 | 3
Would you wear camo?

Jun 20, 2013

Chevron + Chambray

Every since my brother bought me these shorts (just because, isn't he nice?)I've been wearing them non stop! I love chevron and chevron shorts for summer is even better. And what better way to pair them with than a chambray top? P.S. - I snagged these soft gold boat shoes from Target for only $10! How great is that?

top: GAP, shorts: HeartSoul, shoes: Target

Jun 14, 2013

Shop of the Week: Conversation Pieces

I'm not sure how I discovered this boutique, but it's one of my favorites and love to check out their new arrivals. This boutique carries classic pieces (if you LOVE stripes this is your store) and basics as well as accessories. Overall, their items have a very feminine vibe, and the great thing about it is that everything is super affordable. Below are some of my current favorite pieces.

Tops: Utility Jacket | Dotty Blouse | Babydoll Blouse | Peach Coral Tunic
Dresses: Eyelet Mini Dress | Blue Lace Dress
Bottoms: Fresh Pick Skirt | Macaroon Crochet Shorts
Accessories: Pristine Necklace | Starfish Earrings |Puppy Love Necklace
Prim and Proper Pearl Belt | Blue Lagoon Necklace

Which piece is your favorite?

Jun 8, 2013

Tropical Prints

Never in my life have I ever thought: I need something that's tropical print in my closet. Ever. But ever since I saw these tropical print pants on Urban Outfitters' site (and this picture on Pinterest) I wanted to have them. Now, I don't know if it's the warm weather or the upcoming summer season, but I've found myself liking other 'tropical' items. Below are a few items that have caught my eye.

Dress | Pants | Top | Shorts | Flats
Drop earrings | Studs| Bracelet

Jun 1, 2013

Sunnies and Sandals

Two summer essentials: sunnies and sandals are all you need for the sunshine, sand and warm days and nights. When it comes to sandals, I go for gladiators and as for sunnies, bigger is always better.

Sunnies: Shop Lately | Anthropologie | Topshop
Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger | Sole Society | Chinese Laundry

May 21, 2013

Rose Necklace + Chevron

After patiently waiting for weeks, I finally got my beaded rose necklace from BrinaBox and it is beautiful! I had an interview this morning and wore this outfit without the necklace because it hadn't arrived at my home 'til after my interview, but it was like a nice little post-interview gift just waiting for me at home.

button up: Papaya Clothing (old), chevron top: H&M (old), necklace: BrinaBox, pants: Old Navy, flats: Old Navy (similar)

May 17, 2013

Shop of the Week: SoCo Vintage

I thought I would start a new "topic" on my blog called 'Shop of the Week' where I feature a shop/online store/boutique, etc. along with some items I like from the store. The first is shop called SoCo Vintage (based in Texas) which carries vintage inspired clothes as well as jewelry and accessories. And if you're a fan of chevron, you're in luck because they carry a TON of chevron dresses.

1. Medallion Necklace 2. Arrow Necklace 3. Sunset Chevron Dress 4. Mint Chevron Dress 5. Polka Dot Top 6. Lace Shorts
What's your favorite item?

May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Under $100

Since Mother's day is just around the corner I thought I would do a small gift guide featuring designer pieces all under $100 from Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Coach and Michael Kors. Mom deserves something nice on Mother's Day so why not splurge a little without breaking the bank.

1. Coach: earrings, bracelets | 2. Michael Kors: earrings, bracelet | 3. Tory Burch: earrings, bracelet | 4. Kate Spade: earrings, bracelet

Which set is your favorite?

May 1, 2013

Outfit Inspiration: Denim & Lace

I saw this outfit on Pinterest and automatically fell in love with the look of denim and lace paired together. I just love how feminine, romantic and casual these two pieces look combined; not to mention, it's a great spring/summer outfit and super easy to put together. I'll definitely be trying out this outfit. All I need is the lace skirt and I'm set.

Denim jacket | Skirt | Top | Belt | Clutch

Are you fan of denim and lace?

Apr 23, 2013

Look For Less: J. Crew Beaded Rose Necklace

I have been lusting over this J. Crew beaded rose necklace but couldn't justify spending over $100 on one necklace! And if you're like me or you weren't able to purchase this beauty before it sold out online then good news! I found an identical necklace from Brina Box at an amazing price...$17.99! How amazing is that?! The necklace is available to pre-order Wednesday (11/24)and it comes in 4 additional colors: white, yellow, grey, and mint.

J. Crew beaded rose necklace | Brina Box beaded rose necklace

Apr 18, 2013

Bright Stripes

I've been noticing a micro trend when it comes to handbags: bright colorful stripes. It's no secret that I'm a sucker for anything striped, and bold stripes are just the perfect accessory for summer.

1. Theresa Tote | 2. Cobbie Hill Stripe Ellen | 3. Striped Flap Handbag | 4. Colorblock Jetsetter | 5. Printed Canvas Tote

Which is your favorite? >

Apr 8, 2013

Love or Hate? Crop tops

Crop tops: you either love them or hate them. The verdict is still out on whether I like or dislike this trend, but I do know that I much rather prefer the look of a more structured, dressed up crop top rather than a casual one.

top row: peach lace | retro print | lace
bottom row: watercolor | grizzly bear | denim

What's your take on crop tops?

Mar 28, 2013

What I Want Now: Pink

Ever since I saw this pink blazer on Kendie Everday I have been craving a pink blazer, and just about anything pink. Pink is the one color that's missing in my closet so I thought I'd shop around and find some pink additions for my closet.

Necklace | Pants| Blazer | Flats | Top | Bag

What color is missing in your closet?

Mar 18, 2013

Outfit Inspiration: Stripes

As we all know, two BIG trends this Spring are stripes and black and white, so why not mix the two together? I came across this striped suit on Pinterest and I absolutely fell in love with it. I love how tailored and crisp this look is, while still being youthful and appropriate for Spring. Not knowing where the look was from, I recreated it myself but I have to say nothing beats the original especially that skirt.

1. Blazer: ASOS, 2. Blouse: H&M, 3. Skirt: Forever 21

Are you a fan of these trends?

Mar 14, 2013

Anchors + Bows

I've been obsessed with chambray ever since I bought my first chambray top from Gap two years ago, so I was, of course, loving this anchor print chambray top that I came across at Old Navy. I love anchor prints for summer so I just had to make this top mine. One tip: if you do plan to purchase this chambray top, I would suggest sizing down. I got a medium (size I always get) and it was a bit roomy/loose but I don't mind that because you can always knot it.

anchor print top: Old Navy, flats: Old Navy, bow bag: c/o Oasap, bow bracelet: Oasap

Mar 6, 2013

Look for Less: Kate Spade & Bauble Bar

As I was browsing through Dorothy Perkins purse collection I came across this striped tote and immediately thought: Kate Spade. This bag looks very similar to the Kate Spade Bon Shopper Cambridge tote (which is no longer available on the site). I've also been seeing this Bauble Bar Pave Tab Strand necklace all across blogs, and recently stumbled across a similar version at Forever 21 for less than half the price.

Kate Spade Bon Shopper Cambridge tote (no longer available on site)

Dorothy Perkins
Black/White Stripe Shopper ($35)

Bauble Bar Pave Tab Strand ($48)

Forever 21 Sparkling Triangle Chain Necklace ($13)

Feb 27, 2013

London & Milan Fashion Week Favorites

Normally, I'm not a fan of animal print--a little leopard print here and there is nice but that's as far as my like for animal prints goes--but Burberry Prorsum's fall collection had me liking animal print...a lot. I really like the way they incorporated it into their designs, and I think that's because of the impeccably polished and tailored nature (no pun intended) of their pieces.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

Luisa Beccaria's collections have become my favorite of Milan Fashion Week because they are always so romantic and quintessentially Italian. Her designs remind me of dresses you would see draped on women in old Italian paintings. They're so beautiful and vintage inspired. Same goes for Alberta Ferretti--her designs this season are so feminine and romantic.

Luisa Beccaria Fall 2013

Alberta Ferretti Fall 2013

What were your favorite collections from London and/or Milan Fashion Week?

Feb 24, 2013

Dalmatian Print + Utility Jacket

I have been on the hunt for a utility jacket for some time now and I FINALLY found one last week (on Valentine's day to be exact)! I think utility jackets are just the perfect everyday, casual jacket, and they're incredibly versatile. You can pair them with just about anything (shorts, skirts, dresses, pants, etc.) and they're great for all seasons. They're warm enough for cold fall and winter weather and also perfect for chilly summer nights. I've literally been wearing this jacket non-stop since I bought it, and the great thing about it is that it has drawstrings attached to the inside so you can cinch it at the waist for a more flattering look.

jacket: Old Navy, top: H&M, pants: H&M, shoes: Target

What's your go-to coat/jacket?

Feb 18, 2013

NYFW: Alice+ Olivia & Erin Fetherston

London Fashion Week is well on it's way so I thought I'd share my two favorite collections from New York Fashion Week. I had well over two favorite collections that I loved, but these two stood out the most for me. I have always been a fan of Stacey Bendet's quirky, fun and bright designs but Erin Fetherston has recently captured my fashion heart with her always ethereal and beautiful designs.

Alice + Olivia Fall 2013

Erin Fetherston Fall 2013
What was your favorite collection from NYFW?

Feb 1, 2013

Look for Less: J. Crew Factory Lobster Sweater & Classic Pave Link Bracelet

I've been seeing this J. Crew Factory lobster sweater floating around in blogs and pinterest and knew I had seen something similar at Forever 21. Now, the colors are obviously different but the lobster silhouette is (almost) the same. Likewise, the J. Crew pave link bracelet has been making it's round EVERYWHERE! and I found one for (way) less than half of its price. This is definitely the most inexpensive version that I've found.

J. Crew Factory Intarsia Charley Sweater in Lobster($78)

Forever 21 Lobster Silhouette Sweater($22.80)

J. Crew Classic Pave Link Bracelet ($125)

Modern Ego Sparkle Bracelet ($24)

Jan 21, 2013

New Year, New Specs

As  I was searching for a pair of prescription eyeglasses, I kid you not, the lovely people at GlassesUSA contacted me and asked if I wanted to review a pair of their glasses and, of course, I said YES! has something for everyone and every style AND it's incredibly affordable (you can find glasses starting at  just $38)! You can shop for eyeglasses by frame shape, size, color, material, and style.

If you're into the vintage/nerdy glasses trend, they have that but if you're more into a classic  pair they also have that. GlassesUSA also carry designer eyeglasses ranging from Ray Ban to Tom Ford to Coach. I ended up going with the Reece Jakob 6004 in black. I liked that they were classic yet bold. If you're a bit iffy to buy eyeglasses online, the site has a very convenient and helpful "virtual mirror" where you can upload your picture and try on as many pairs as you'd like.

Glasses USA is offering:
-10% off any pair of glasses with the code Blog10
-and their most current discount codes can be found here: sales and coupons.
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Jan 13, 2013

Prabal Gurung x Target

The entire lookbook for Prabal Gurung x Target collection is out and, like I wrote about in this post, it is nothing short of amazing. I'm in love with the bright colors, prints and that this collection is so versatile. Although most of the pieces are bold and perfect for Spring, there are also looks that can be worn to a semi-formal event. And the best part, you can mix and match the pieces. Below are some of my favorite looks:

dress: $39.99

sweater: $29.99

shorts: $29.99

dress: $49.99 (my favorite piece)

cardigan: $32.99


flats: $29.99

bangles: $16.99

necklace: $39.99

Are you excited for this collection to hit stores February 10? To check out the entire collection, click here.