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February 28, 2013

Leather, Floral, Destroyed

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1. Tinley Road Colored Vegan Leather Tee sold @ Piperlime
2. Chain Flap Crossbody Bag sold @ Nordstrom
3. Rebecca Minkoff Studded Pavé Leather Bracelet sold @ Piperlime
4. Betsey Johnson Snake Hinged Bangle sold @ Piperlime
5. Nine West Ambitious Pump sold @ Zappos
6. Boyfriend Jeans in Vintage Blue sold @ Loft

Destroyed (distressed) denim, floral print, and leather are all hot trends right now, so I thought I would group them together for a look. I think the floral print does a nice job of offsetting the distressed look of the denim, and leather gives it a rocker, fun look! What do you think? Any of these trends on your wish list for spring/summer?

Some other options...
Faux Leather Tops
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Faux Leather Tank sold @ Nordstrom
Tinley Road Colored Vegan Leather Tee sold @ Piperlime
Tinley Road Vegan Leather Muscle Tank sold @ Piperlime

Floral Pumps
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Neodans Pump sold @ Nordstrom
Olive Slingback sold @ LOFT
Nine West Ambitious Pump sold @ Zappos

Destroyed Denim
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Rich & Skinny Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Piperlime
Skinny Stretch Ankle Jeans sold @ Nordstrom
Stella Ankle Jean Legging sold @ Express

February 27, 2013

Zebra Dress

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Michael Kors Zebra-Print Sheath Dress sold @ Neiman Marcus $628 (Reg. $1795)
Zebra Knit Jacquard Sheath Dress sold @ Ann Taylor $64.99 (Reg. $98)

I found a couple of cute sheath dresses in zebra print. One is an investment piece and the other a more budget friendly option. What do you think splurge or save? Are there items in your closet you consider investment pieces that you will splurge on?

February 26, 2013

How to Wear: Polka Dots

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1. Kate Spade New York Marquee Short Necklace sold @ Piperlime
2. Factory Boatneck Blouse sold @ J. Crew Factory
3.Factory Pleated Printed Skirt sold @ J. Crew Factory
4. Tinley Road Mixed Gold-Tone Bangle Set sold @ Piperlime
5. Chinese Laundry Danger Zone Pump sold @ Piperlime
6. Pim + Larkin Faux Pearl and Onyx Necklace @ Piperlime
7. Factory Printed Boatneck Blouse sold @ J. Crew Factory
8. Factory Pencil Skirt sold @ J. Crew Factory
9. Juicy Couture Double Wrap Studded Leather Bracelet @ Piperlime
10. Chinese Laundry Danger Zone Pump sold @ Piperlime

In my closet, I do not own item with a polka dot print. For the most part, I am not a print person; however, when I saw this look and this one, too, I started to give polka dots some consideration. Recently, I found some great polka dot pieces at J. Crew Factory, and I thought I would mix up some prints and colors with the polka dots for a classic yet playful look. What do you think?

February 25, 2013

Steals & Deals: Snake Embossed Clutch

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Steve Madden Sugar Snake Embossed Clutch sold @ Nordstrom - $14.97 (Reg. $48)

If you are looking for a deal and a new handbag, you are in luck. This Steve Madden snake clutch is on sale for $14.97, marked down from $48. With free shipping both ways, there is no risk in giving it a try. Also, Nordstrom offers - order online, pick up in store. If you are looking for other colors, the yellow version is marked down to $23.98, along with other colors. Enjoy!

Camouflage Skimmer

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1. AE Faded Denim Jacket sold @ American Eagle Outfitters
2. Drop-Shoulder Linen-Blend Tees sold @ Old Navy
3. Meliss Sandal sold @ Nine West
4. Sabine Beaded and Metal Triple Row Necklace sold @ Piperlime
5. 1969 Printed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans sold @ Gap

Camouflage print and Gap "the new skimmer" jeans seem to be a trend this spring, of which I own neither; however, if I was to purchase them, this is how I would style them. Also, last year, I purchased a denim jacket from American Eagle, and I love it! I had tried jackets from several different places and this one had the best fit and look. So, if you are looking for a denim jacket, I highly recommend giving this one a try.

If you are looking for other ways to style "the new skimmer" jeans - be sure to check out Rach @ Pink Peonies. She is also offering a chance to win a $50 American Express gift card.

One last thing, Gap has 30% off today (Code: GAPDRESS). Actually, it is 3 days of savings - 25% off tomorrow (Tuesday) and 20% off Wednesday!

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend!

February 22, 2013

Finds: Pink, Black & White

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1. Rolled Sleeve Neon Top Tunic Sweater sold @ Express
2. Bold Stripe Scarf sold @ LOFT
3. Belted Mixed Stripe Tank Maxi Dress sold @ LOFT
4. Sequin Hinged Bangle sold @ Nordstrom
5. INC International Concepts Striped Peplum Jacket sold @ Macy's
6. Ivanka Trump Mildread Pump sold @ Nordstrom
7. Tinley Road Rhinestone Paisley Earring sold @ Piperlime
8. Milly Sydney Multi Clutch sold @ Nordstrom

The black and white trend is all over the blog world (I even did a post on it recently), but today I thought I would add a twist by throwing pink in to the mix. The color combo of pink, black, and white, especially in stripes seems to be another big trend this spring.

It's Friday! Hope you have a great weekend! Any great plans?

February 21, 2013

That's a Handbag

Kyle Anderson
Now, that's a handbag. What do you think - could this bag fit all your stuff? Would you agree that as women, we like to pack our handbags with as much as possible. (source)

If you are up for trying something new and want to catch the wave of what is trending right now (as seen by a lot of runway street style), you might want to try the envelop clutch.

I am not sure about the envelope clutch. I like straps on my bags - to make them easier to hold and not loose; however, for special occasions, this just might work.

So, if you are looking to try the trend, here are some options...
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1. Nila Anthony Colorblock Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Harlow Clutch Bag sold @ Zappos
3. Danielle Nicole Sienna Envelope Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
4. Danielle Nicole Mia Clutch sold @ Piperlime
5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Harlow Envelope Clutch sold @ Dillard's
6. BCBGeneration Rayna Envelope Clutch sold @ Zappos

February 20, 2013

Piperlime & Spring Sandals

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1. Hive & Honey Multi Chain and Beaded Necklace sold @ Piperlime ($34)
2. Pim + Larkin Cabachon Bauble Bracelet sold @ Piperlime ($34)
3. Melie Bianco Alyssa Handbag sold @ Piperlime ($99)
4. Jessica Simpson Jessie Sandal sold @ Piperlime ($89)
5. Tinley Road Long Sleeve Ponte Body Con Dress sold @ Piperlime ($69)

This yellow/green color has been a big trend recently, and when I saw this dress and these fun spring sandals, I thought I would style an outfit around them. It ended up that I found all the items at Piperlime. I love this store - it offers free shipping both ways, which means I can try things out without the expense of shipping. I also love Piperlime's selection - they have budget-friendly to investment price ranges. Today's look all happens to be styled with pieces that are under $100. Enjoy! Happy Wednesday!

February 19, 2013

Dress Finds: Lace, Colorblock, Black & White, and Floral

Looking for a dress… I thought I would share a few dress finds in the latest trends: floral, colorblock, black & white, and lace.

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Adrianna Papell Illusion Bodice Lace Sheath Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($158)
Sophie Theallet Lace Dress sold @ The Limited ($118)
Hailey by Adrianna Papell Embellished Lace Sheath Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($118)

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Moonlight Sheath Dress sold @ Ann Taylor ($128) (30% off - Code: SHOPCHIC)
Donna Morgan Print Peplum Sheath Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($118)
Mixed Print 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress sold @ Ann Taylor ($128) (30% off - Code: SHOPCHIC)

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Cynthia Steffe Aubrey Colorblock Ponte Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($198)
Colorblock Dress sold @ The Limited ($79.90)
Calvin Klein Colorblock Panel Dress sold @ Nordstrom ($129.50)

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Floral Contrast Waist Sundress sold @ JCPenney ($39)
Eight Sixty Alice Floral Vegan Leather Dress sold @ Piperlime ($99)
Rhyme Los Angeles Secret Garden Dress sold @ Piperlime ($79)

February 18, 2013

My Shopping Bag

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1. Zebra Print Wool Jacquard Jacket sold @ Ann Taylor $53.99 (Reg. $198)
2. NARS Lipstick sold @ Nordstrom ($26)
3. Sheer Overlay Cami sold @ The Limited $17.94 (Reg. $29.90)
4. High Waist Pegged Ponte Pencil Skirt sold @ The Limited $29.90 (Reg. 49.90) - I actually snagged this skirt during the Super Bowl for $15.89 - so it could go even lower in price, again!

It's Monday - hope you had a great weekend! Today, I thought I would share a few items that I have purchased recently. I do the majority of my shopping online and for the most part, I usually only buy items that are on sale. Right now is a good time to find great deals, since stores are trying to move out their winter merchandise to make room for the new spring and summer collections.

NOTE: The NARS lipstick was not on sale, and usually I buy CoverGirl lipstick (for like $9) but I have seen other bloggers talk about NARS lipstick and how great it is, so I thought I would give it a try. So far, I love the color (Afghan Red); however, it is a little dry and the color builds up, if I re-apply, so I am not sure about this.

Don't miss out on the sales today...
LOFT - 30% off + free shipping (Code: ENJOY30)
ANN TAYLOR - 30% off select full price (Code: SHOPCHIC) + extra 40% off sale items
GAP - 30% off (Code: GAPBRIGHT)
BANANA REPUBLIC - 30% off (Code: BRSHOP30)
THE LIMITED - 40% off original prices + free shipping (Code: PRES40)

February 15, 2013

Friday Finds: Black & White

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1. Popover Matte Jersey Shirtdress sold @ The Limited (40% off - Code: PRES40)
2. Cutout Hammered Squares Necklace sold @ The Limited (40% off - Code: PRES40)
3. Sequin Hinged Bangle sold @ Nordstrom
4. Nordstrom Bead Stretch Bracelets sold @ Nordstrom
5. Elliott Lucca Cordoba Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
6. DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal sold @ Nordstrom
7. Animal Trio Stripe Halter Maxi Dress sold @ Ann Taylor (30% off - Code: SHOPCHIC)

Today's finds are black and white - a big color combo trend seen in the store and on the runway. I also picked these because of a sale or free shipping. It's President's Weekend and the stores are rolling out the deals. The Limited has 40% off original ticket prices (Code: PRES40), Ann Taylor has 30% off select full price styles, including the dress featured in this post (Code: SHOPCHIC), and Nordstrom always offers free shipping both ways - a big perk!

Hope you have a great weekend!

February 14, 2013

Printed Ankle Pants

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1. Spring Leopard Pants sold @ Ann Taylor (30% - Code: SHOPCHIC)
2. Chevron Print Ankle Pants sold @ Ann Taylor
3. Drew Dotted Cuffed Ankle Pants sold @ The Limited
4. Marisa Side Zip Ankle Pant sold @ Loft
5. Drew Classic Ankle Pants sold @ The Limited
6. The 7th Avenue Slim Ankle Pant sold @ New York & Company ($25 off $50 - Code: 9876, $50 off $100 - Code: 9556, $100 off $200 - Code: 9095)

Printed ankle pants seem to be a hot trend that doesn't seem like it is going to fade anytime soon. I have been on the fence about this style since ankle pants usually do not flatter my shape; however, I do like the way the print on these pants adds movement to an outfit and the how the ankle length showcases the shoes. What are your thoughts? If you are on the fence, too, and looking for some inspiration for how to wear ankle length pants, I recommend you check this out. Also, the Today show featured the Loft ankle pants and the mixing of prints.

One last thing, if you are interested in possibly winning some cash (and looking for some great, stylish, hilarious reading, too) you might want to check this out.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2013

Colorblock Remix

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1. Lace Colourblock Dress sold @ Oasis
2. Tasha Link Bracelet sold @ Nordstrom
3. Georgie Perforated Faux Leather Moto Jacket sold @ Intermix
4. COACH Legacy Courtenay Leather Hobo sold @ Nordstrom
5. Tinley Road Faceted Cabachon Ring sold @ Piperlime
6. J.Renee Frenzy Pump sold @ Amazon

Do you agree that we tend to gravitate to what we like? I starting pulling together today's look based around this colorblock dress and realized that I assembled a similar look in coral, black, and snake print just last week (but a little more casual)… Guess I must like this color combo… Hope you have a great Wednesday! Tomorrow is "heart" day - any special plans?

February 12, 2013

How to Wear: Chambray Shirt

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1. Perfect Chambray Shirt sold @ Madewell
2. Factory Crystal and Gold Link Necklace sold @ J. Crew Factory
3. Factory Leather Crossbody Bag sold @ J. Crew Factory
4. Factory Printed Pencil Skirt sold @ J. Crew Factory
5. Boutique 9 Justine Suede Pump sold @ Amazon

The 90s trend of chambray shirts still seems to be going strong. So, in anticipation of spring, I thought I would style a couple options around this legendary denim shirt - one more dressy (above) and another more casual weekend style (below). Enjoy!

Note: If you would like to see this chambray shirt in real life, I think Anh from 9to5chic.com is wearing it here.

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1. Perfect Chambray Shirt sold @ Madewell
2. Factory Washed Cotton Military Jacket sold @ J. Crew Factory
3. Factory Classic Crystal Bracelet sold @ J. Crew Factory
4. Garrah Pump sold @ Banana Republic
5. Midrise Toothpick Jean sold @ J. Crew

February 11, 2013

Style Find: Heart Sweaters

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1. Mossimo Long Sleeve Gold Foil Heart Sweater sold @ Target
2. Agate Heart Sequin Jumper sold @ French Connection
3. Stone Stripe And Heart Print Sweater sold @ Wallis
4. Heart Pattern Sweater sold @ Forever 21
5. Heart Breaker Sweater sold @ J.Crew
6. Heart & Stripes Sweater sold @ Forever 21

Valentine's Day is this Thursday - and in case you are looking for that fun, festive sweater - here are some options... Hope you have a great Monday!

February 10, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target

Prabal Gurung for Target seems to have been a success...
Were you lucky enough to snag some designer goods? Unfortunately, I was not so lucky. If I had been, here are some pieces that I would have bought, and how I would have styled them.

First Date Print Sweatshirt
I love this ink blot print used in the First Date Print Sweatshirt. It reminds me of when I was in elementary school and did those fun ink blot paintings (in a good way, most definitely!). I love how it creates a floral motif pattern in the bold, bright yellow and green, along with blots of purple, pink and blue. It has a sophistication yet versatility to be dressed up or down.
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1. Prabal Gurung for Target Sweatshirt sold @ Target
2. Mix & Mingle Rings sold @ Madewell
3. J Brand Aiden Cropped Distressed Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Net-a-Porter
4. High Fashion Handbags Studded Envelope Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
5. Fravel Pumps sold @ Aldo

Leather Jacket, Ankle Strap Pump & Enamel Bangle
I am a jacket girl, and I love this leather jacket - especially its cropped style, and the detailing of the shirt collar and the off-set zipper.
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1. Prabal Gurung For Target Leather Jacket sold @ Target
2. Hobo Zara Vintage Envelope Bag sold @ Hobo
3. Prabal Gurung for Target Ankle Strap Pump sold @ Target
4. Prabal Gurung For Target Enamel Print Bangle sold @ Target
5. Marinella Print Pencil Skirt sold @ Ann Taylor

All in all, my only complaint - I wish there were not a limited amount - and there were more to go around! Any chance, there will be another run Target??

February 8, 2013

Friday Finds: Leopard Print

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1. Jaide Natural Ivory Leopard Pumps sold @ Jessica Simpson
2. Betsey Johnson Bracelet sold @ Macy's
3. Merona Short Sleeve Sweater in Leopard Print sold @ Target (on sale $8-13)
4. Leopard Skinny Belt sold @ Express
5. Quilted Leopard Print Jacket sold @ Forever 21
6. Betsey Johnson Euro Leopard Heart Black Bow sold @ Zappos
7. Steven by Steve Madden Cool Breeze Tote sold @ Nordstrom
8. Michael Kors Gramercy Round Bracelet Watch sold @ Nordstrom
9. Enzo Angiolini Sersies Flats sold @ Zappos

Have a great weekend!

February 7, 2013

Sail Away

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1. Striped Blazer sold @ H&M
2. J Brand Skinny Stretch Jeans sold @ Nordstrom
3. Juicy Couture Silver-Tone Pave Heart Charm Necklace sold @ Macy's
4. Handbag sold @ H&M
5. Surrender Flats sold @ Nine West

February 6, 2013

Here Comes The Sun...

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1. Patterned Jacket sold @ H&M
2. Daisy Sunshine Necklace sold @ Banana Republic (35% off - Code: BRSaveNow)
3. J Brand Aiden Cropped Distressed Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Net-a-Porter
4. Pearly Bangle Set sold @ Banana Republic (35% off - Code: BRSaveNow)
5. Danielle Nicole Mia Clutch sold @ Piperlime
6. Sueded Pointy Toe Ballet Flat sold @ Charlotte Russe

Here comes the sun... not sure about you, but I am ready for some warmer weather and no more snow! I agree with one of my favorite bloggers that it is time for some sunshine, so we can wear sundresses and flip flops. Hopefully this little guy is correct and spring is around the corner. So, in anticipation, here is a fun outfit of yellows, greens, and blues.

Have a great Wednesday! And, one last thing, I linked up with StyleElixir for Style Sessions, so be sure to check out this stylish gal's site and what other fashionable ladies are wearing.
StyleSessions

February 5, 2013

Striped. Spring. Dress

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1. Flower Ring sold @ H&M
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Bow Titina Necklace sold @ Piperlime
3. Eliza J Stripe Crepe Fit & Flare Dress sold @ Nordstrom
4. Natasha Couture Glitter Clutch sold @ Nordstrom
5. Gianni Bini Kelli T-Strap Platform Sandals sold @ Dillard's

Looking for something fun for spring? Need something to wear to a bridal shower? Here is a great striped dress with a little pop of color! Want to wear it to work -- add a blazer, tights/nylons and pumps...

February 4, 2013

Find: Snake Print Pumps

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1. Chiffon Blouse sold @ H&M
2. Faux Leather Moto Jacket sold @ H&M
3. Hive & Honey Two Tone Knotted Chain Torsade Necklace sold @ Piperlime
4. Michael Kors Link Bracelet sold @ Piperlime
5. Skinny Low Jeans sold @ H&M
6. Shoulder Bag sold @ H&M
7. Calvin Klein Blaine Pumps sold @ Zappos
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