Fluffy Bag Charms

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The Karl bag charm graced the runways of the Fendi Spring 2015 show, then the handbags of all of fashion’s elite and now there are variations of the fluffy bag charms available at all price points!

Image via Vogue UK

If you are feeling playful, clip this adorable owl to your handbag or keep it simple and sophisticated with a pop of fluffy color. Either way, make sure to add one to you bag this season for a new twist on your everyday accessory!

(From left to right, top to bottom) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Cobalt {Color Crush}

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You know what they say in fashion: everything old is new again! Cobalt blue is by no means a new color. Did you know that after it was discovered as a pigment in 1802, Impressionist painters Renoir and Monet and Post-Impressionists like Van Gogh used it to create the intense skyscapes like you see in Starry Night?

This bold hue can look great as the main attraction of your ensemble or as an eye-catching accent accessory. It is already showing up on store shelves but it is definitely one you will be seeing everywhere this fall.

Cobalt looks best paired with metallics, yellow, camel, leopard, white and even black which provides a great contrast.

I think this off-the-shoulder dress is super-chic and these pants are work-appropriate and stylish.  If you are not quite ready to commit to cobalt as the main attraction then consider adding it as a pop of color in your handbag or shoes.

Which cobalt items do you love?

Cobalt Bucket Bag, Stud Earrings ($8.00!), Pants (under $100), Off-the-Shoulder Dress, Cobalt Sandals (under $60), Bib Necklace ($18.00!), Watch, Earrings, Midi Dress, Shift Dress (under $100)

Fourth of July Outfit Inspiration –

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1. Boater Hat 2. Red Top 3. White Denim Shorts 4. White Leather Sandals 5. Blue Off-the-Shoulder Dress 6. Sunglasses 7. Monogrammed Weekender Bag 8. White One Piece Swimsuit 9. Blue Tassel Earrings

The Fourth of July holiday is coming up so why not plan your outfit in red, white and blue for a patriotic weekend? I am heading to St. Louis for the weekend to celebrate with my family and I’ll definitely be packing my bag full of these three shades.

If you’re staying close to home, pair this red top with white cutoff shorts and Jacks for a neighborhood parade then change into this off-the-shoulder dress to stay cool while oohing and aahing during the fireworks.

If you’re heading to the beach, pair a sporty white one-piece swimsuit with tortoiseshell sunnies and sunscreen to stay chic and protected from the sun!

Whatever combination you choose, just make sure to support the USA!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The biggest sale of the year is here! It is time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Early access begins today for anyone that has a Nordstrom card (I have the debit card so I don’t go too crazy) and will be open to the public on July 22.

The reason this sale is so amazing is because the items are heavily discounted BEFORE the season allowing you to stock on up on pieces for the FALL!

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the deals so I am sharing my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below and on this page which I will continue to update with amazing finds!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

1. Over the Knee Boot: normally $189.95, now $109.95
2. Illesteva Sunglasses (6 colors): normally $290, now $173.90
3. Kate Spade Crossbody Bag: normally $298, now $198
4. Short Bootie (2 colors): normally $129.95, now $86.90
5. Hunter Boots (2 colors): normally $195.90, now $129.90
6. Leather Biker Jacket: normally $380, now $249.90
7. Distressed Skinny Jeans, normally $245, now $163.90
8. Drape Front Vest (3 colors): normally $118, now $58.90

The good stuff goes fast (handbags and shoes) so make sure to shop and stock up early. I also think it is important to have a PLAN of attack to keep your mind and wallet in check!

I am going to be shopping for these key, essential pieces:

  • Sunglasses
  • A small crossbody bag
  • New makeup
  • New tennis shoes
  • New workout pants
  • A new hair dryer

Mens and Kids items are also featured in the sale! Good luck!

How to Wear Leather Leggings

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In the past couple years, leather leggings have become a serious wardrobe staple for fashion girls and it is a trend I fully support.

My “dream-self” would like to purchase a pair by Vince, but my “real-self” informs that these are not in the budget. But since I’m not one to let a little price tag stand in the way of fashion, I was happy to see a friend sporting this stylish and budget-friendly, leather-legging that I have to purchase.

During the day, blend leather leggings with an oversized knit sweater, suede smoking loafers and a roomy black tote for a cute, casual look.

During the night, blend leather leggings with a fringe cardigan sweater, heeled boot and backpack for a trendy, out-on-the-town look.

The icing on the fabulous, leather cake? All of the items pictured here are under $100!

Faux Leather Leggings, Scarf, Sweater, Tote Bag, Suede Loafers, Hat, Fringe Sweater, Black Suede Boots, Backpack

How to Shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

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Lilly Pulitzer only goes on sale twice a year and I’m sharing how to shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale which starts tomorrow!

How to Shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

What is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?
The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is a 2-day sale taking place online and in Lilly Pulitzer owned retail stores where select styles are marked 70% off including women’s dresses, girls dresses and accessories. Prices are only marked down in January and August so NOW is the time to stock up. Keep scrolling for a sneak peek of what’s in the sale!

When is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale? 
The After Party Sale begins at 8AM ET on Monday, August 22 2016 and ends at 11:59PM ET on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

How to shop online? 
If you are shopping the morning of the sale, you may be placed in a virtual waiting room before entering the sale. Once you enter the site, you will have ONE TIME to check out before you are directed back to the virtual waiting room. So make sure to get what you want quickly!

For easy checkout, create an account beforehand. Enter your name, email address, and shipping information (a valid US shipping address that can accept packages for up to 2-3 weeks after the sale). Double check all your personal information so your package arrives to the right place.

How to shop in stores?
Lilly Pulitzer corporate retail stores are also participating in the After Party Sale. If you have your eye on a specific item, call ahead. All items online will not be in all retail stores.

How do I know my size?
Use TrueFit on the Lilly site to help find your size in 60 seconds. For reference, I am about 5’1″ and I wear an XS or XXS or 0 or 2 in dresses. I found the dresses that do not have a zipper fit a little bigger on me.

Anything else I should know?
All After Party Sale items are final sale and are not eligible for return or exchange and unfortunately no promo codes can be used.

And finally…watch this sneak peek of items that are going to be in the sale! Happy Lilly shopping!

Lilly Pulitzer Blythe Dress, Monogrammed Straw Clutch, Jack Rogers Jelly Sandals, Gold Watch, Gold Aviator Sunglasses, White Bangle, Pink Bangle, MAC Lipstick, MAC Lipliner

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holiday season is upon us which means it is time for gift giving!

It is never too early to start making your list and checking it twice to ensure you have THE perfect gift for your mate, mom, dad, brothers, sisters, friends and little ones. While it may seem like a daunting task, I’m here to make your holiday shopping a breeze!

I’ve hand-selected over 175 of the best gifts available for every one on your list and in every  budget. Whether it be a super luxe gift for your spouse or under $50 gift for your BFF, I’ve got you covered.

Click here or on the picture below to see the FULL guide!

Happy gift giving and let the holiday season begin!

25 Best Labor Day Sales

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Michael and I are staying home this Labor Day because we have a busy couple months of travel coming up. We are going to rest, relax and soak up the last days of summer (and our pool).

In addition to catching up on the September issues, I am going to read this book and do a little shopping. I mean, the sales are just too good to pass up and it is the perfect time to stock up on fall essentials.

Plus, I’ve done the work for you and rounded up the 25 Best Labor Day Sales and even a few picks from my most favorite!

Photo via The Surrey

25 Best Labor Day Sales

  1. Ann Taylor // 50% off select full price and all sale styles // Code: HAPPY50 // Ends 9/6
  2. Anthropologie // 30% off sale // Code: EXTRA30
  3. Banana Republic // 40% off your entire purchase // Code: BRFALL // Ends: 9/8
  4. BaubleBar // 50-60% off select styles // Date: Ends 9/7
  5. Camilyn Beth // 20% off all striped dresses // Code: LABORDAYSTRIPES // Ends 9/7
  6. Club Monaco // 40% off sale and clearance //  Code: NOTOVERYET // Ends 9/7
  7. Furbish // 15% off site wide includes sale items and tons of new arrivals // Code: LABORDAY // Ends 9/7
  8. Gap // 40% off everything
  9. Hotels.com // $50 off when you spend $300 or more (book by 9/7/15, travel by 9/30/15), Code: labor50
  10. Intermix // enjoy an extra 50% off all sale items for a total savings of up to 75% off
  11. J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything // Ends 9/7
  12. J.Crew // 30% off your order of $125+, Code: GETSHOPPING // Ends 9/9
  13. Kate Spade // 25% off all sale items // Code: Delight // Ends Through 9/7
  14. LOFT // 30% off fall arrivals plus and extra 50% off summer styles
  15. Lorna Jane // up to 60% off
  16. Madewell // take 30% off fall essentials and an extra 30% off all sale styles // Ends 9/7
  17. Nasty Gal // extra 30% off entire sale selection // Ends 9/7
  18. Nordstrom // save up to 40% on sale items // Ends 9/13
  19. Old Navy // up to 60% off everything and take an extra 15% off online
  20. Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Kids// 10% off 100$ or more 15% off $250 or more 20% off $500 or more 25 off $1000 or more // Code: SAVEMORE // Ends 9/7
  21. Priceline // book by 9/16 and save up to 25% off select hotels.
  22. River Island // 25% off everything // Code: LABOR2515
  23. Saks Fifth Avenue // up to 75% off the summer sunset sale // Ends 9/7
  24. Waiting on Martha // 15% off the entire store // Code: LABORDAYHOORAY
  25. West Elm // 10% off 100$ or more 15% off $250 or more 20% off $500 or more // Code: SAVEMORE // Ends 9/7

Happy shopping and Happy Labor Day!

Navy Color Inspiration

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Navy and I are having a moment – in fashion and home decor. It is crisp, classic and timeless.

Plus, it looks so chic with stripes – one of my favorite patterns. Here are a few items that I’ve got my eye on for spring and beyond.

Navy and White Stripe Dress, Navy Scallop Top, Navy Tunic, Navy Sunglasses, Navy Pumps, Navy Stripe Heart Tote, Navy and White Stripe Pillow, Navy Greek Key Pillow, Navy and White White Stripe Rug

Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday is here and I’ve got your guide to the BEST sales! Not only have I compiled a full list of the deals, I am sharing my picks from my favorite deals like Nordstrom and Kate Spade!

The Best Black Friday Sales

Plus, so many of my items are on sale right now – 25% off my Kate Spade wine-colored handbag, 30% off my go-to Field Jacket, 50% off my burgundy sweater and layering oxford and 62% off my suede booties!

MY FAVORITE BLACK FRIDAY SALES

J. Crew

30% off everything, 40% off select styles with code HOLIDAY

Nordstrom
Black Friday up to 50% off select styles for all

Kate Spade
25% off your purchase with code MERCI

Banana Republic

 Half off sweaters and 40% off with code BRFRIDAY

Shopbop

15% off orders of $250 or more, 20% off orders of $500 or more with code GOBIG15

GAP

50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY

THE REST OF THE BLACK FRIDAY SALES

Amazon.com
30% off select clothing , shoes, accessories, jewelry, and watches with code 30BLACKFRI

Ann Taylor
50% off everything with code CELEBRATE

Anthropologie
Black Friday 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT

Art.com
45% off all orders of everything with code NHGZ9399

ASOS
30% off everything with code BLESSED

Athleta
20% off entire purchase online with code WORKIT

Boden
30% off

boohoo
up 70% off everything, 50 % off everything

Camilyn Beth
The more you spend the more you save, up to 35% off

Chicwish
15% – 60% off with code BLK20

Club Monaco
25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+

Design Darling
20% off with code THANKFUL

J. Crew Factory
50% off everything with code SHIPGIFTS

LOFT
Black Friday 40% OFF almost EVERYTHING with code BF40

Lulu & Georgia
20% off $250+ (CODE GIVEME20), 25% off $500+ (GIVEME25), 30% off $1,000+ (GIVEME30)

Macy’s
Black Friday Extra 25% off clearance Designer Handbags, 50% off select Juniors clothing, 60% off select Women’s Coats, 50% off Women’s Sweaters, 70% off Memory Foam Pillow & Toppers (11.25 – 11.28)

Madewell
25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN

Nars
Receive an exclusive 20% off purchase + free shipping on purchases of $50+ (11.27 – 12.2)

Neiman Marcus
take 20% off sale items for up to 50% off online

Nike
extra 25% off clearance at nike.com with code GETOUTHERE

Rag & Bone
Black Friday 25% off sitewide with code BF25

Revolve
up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts CODE: BLACKFRIDAY20

Sam Edelman
30 % off siteweide with code SAMSGIVING

Scoop NYC
25% off site wide + free shipping

Serena & Lily
Between 15% – 25% off with code THANKS

The Frye Company
Receive $100 giftcard for every $400 spent + free shipping

Tory Burch
30% off with code THANKS

Vince
extra 25% off  with code BFEXTRA25

West Elm
Save between 10% – 25%  with code MOREISMORE

Happy Shopping!