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March 28, 2013

Finds: Baseball Jackets

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1. Maison Scotch Mix Print Baseball Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
2. Maison Scotch Baseball Fit Retro Jacket sold @ Shopbop
3. Bar III Three-Quarter Floral-Print Chiffon Baseball sold @ Macy's
4. Bellatrix Hummingbird Print Baseball Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
5. KUT from the Kloth Baseball Sweater Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
6. Two by Vince Camuto Linen & Faux Leather Baseball Jacket sold @ Nordstrom

With the official start of baseball in a few days, I thought I would do a post on baseball jackets - which are a trend this spring. My favorite is #2 - I like the leopard print and the perforated neon sleeves. I have never ordered anything from Shopbop. It seems pretty risk free to try out - since there is free shipping both ways and no sales tax.

March 27, 2013

Finds: Statement Necklaces

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1. Mosaic Bib Necklace sold @ Banana Republic
2. Pastel and Neon Statement Necklace sold @ J. Crew
3. Pim + Larkin Ombré Jeweled Necklace sold @ Piperlime
4. Corsage Necklace sold @ Banana Republic
5. Factory Abstract Flower Bib Necklace sold @ J. Crew Factory
6. Short Blue and Yellow Stones Necklace sold @ Loft

One of my favorite trends recently is the statement necklace. For the past few years, I have worn mostly long chain necklaces, but recently, I have started to wear the shorter, bolder necklaces. At first, I was afraid to wear them because I thought they were too showy or gaudy, but now, I am glad I gave them a try. I like how they add a focal point to an outfit and add different pops of color. They dress up any outfit - from a basic tee to a dress. If you are thinking of giving a statement necklace a try - I would encourage you to try the trend.

Sales:
Loft: 40% off (Code: Enjoy40)
J. Crew: 25% off (Code: LoveJCrew)

March 26, 2013

Finds: Dresses for under $50

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Pleat-Waist Strapless Dress sold @ The Limited (Sale - $49)
Strapless Dot Dress sold @ The Limited (Sale - $45)
Sateen Strapless Dress sold @ Gap (Sale - $49)

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Piped Lace Dress sold @ The Limited (Sale - $45)
Crochet Lace Dress sold @ The Limited (Sale - $49)
Eyelet Sheath Dress sold @ The Limited (Sale - $45)

There are great deals on dresses at The Limited (50% off), New York & Company (40% off), and Gap (30% off) today! Strapless dresses are always great for summer. They can be dressed up with heels and jewelry or dressed down for a more casual look with flats or sandals and a denim jacket. I also picked some lace and eyelet dresses, which are a trend this season. I particularly like the piped lace and crochet lace dress.

March 25, 2013

Finds: Neon Yellow, Black & Coral

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1. Blazer sold @ H&M
2. Vince Camuto Marcel Leather & Square Hardware Bracelet sold @ Nordstrom
3. Sweater sold @ H&M
4. Tildon Flawless Bootie sold @ Nordstrom
5. Citizens of Humanity Dylan Relaxed Jeans sold @ Piperlime
6. Fossil Austin Small Crossbody Bag sold @ Nordstrom

March 22, 2013

Finds: J. Crew Look

A classic, chic look from J. Crew...
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1. Collection Cashmere Long-Sleeve Tee sold @ J. Crew
2. Fan Fringe Necklace sold @ J. Crew
3. Midrise Toothpick Jeans sold @ J. Crew
4. Biennial Cutout Hobo sold @ J. Crew
5. Lillian Patent Low Wedges sold @ J. Crew
6. Western Denim Shirt sold @ J. Crew

Sale: 25% off at J. Crew (Code: LoveJCrew) + Free shipping on $150 or more purchase
Have a great weekend!

March 20, 2013

Finds: Piperlime Shopping Bag

Some of my picks from Piperlime...
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1. Pim + Larkin Scarf Print Blouse sold @ Piperlime
2. Michael Kors Bedford Large Bowling Satchel sold @ Piperlime
3. RD Style Everly Pullover sold @ Piperlime
4. Amanda Uprichard 3/4 Sleeve V-Back Ponte Dress sold @ Piperlime
5. Hive & Honey Large Chain Link Bracelet sold @ Piperlime
6. Rosegold Zack Sandal sold @ Piperlime
7. Pour La Victoire Yves Medium Tote sold @ Piperlime
8. Ella Moss Sam Stripe Top sold @ Piperlime

March 19, 2013

Finds: Minty Fresh Jackets

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1. Hinge Crop Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
2. Trouvé Zip Neck Leather Bomber Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
3. Gibson Collarless Linen Blazer sold @ Nordstrom
4. Hinge Shawl Collar Blazer sold @ Nordstrom

Here is a roundup of a few mint jackets from Nordstrom. My personal favorite is #2.

March 18, 2013

Eclectic Look

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1. Free People Army Print Jacket sold @ Piperlime
2. Vince Camuto Pyramid Rocks Collar Necklace sold @ Nordstrom
3. Vince Camuto Janet Drawstring sold @ Piperlime
4. Martina Pump sold @ Nine West (Sale - 30% off)
5. Skinny Low Jeans sold @ H&M

Today's look is more of an eclectic feel - with camo, distressed denim, black, neon yellow, and neutral tones. Hope you had a great weekend!

March 17, 2013

Finds: Neon Yellow Shoes

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1. DV by Dolce Vita Tremor sold @ Zappos
2. Two Strap Heeled Sandal sold @ Express (Free returns/exchanges on shoes)
3. Sam Edelman Abbott sold @ Zappos
4. Nevan High Top Sneaker sold @ Nine West
5. DV by Dolce Vita Ayden Sandal sold @ Nordstrom
6. Boutique 9 Justine Pump sold @ Nordstrom
7. Leggy Peep Toe Slingback sold @ Nine West

March 15, 2013

Look for Less: Printed Jacket

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Investment:
Helmut Lang Pheasant-Print Method Jacket sold @ Neiman Marcus

Budget:
Forenza Printed Jacket sold @ The Limited

If you are looking for a cropped printed jacket this spring/summer, I have found two options - an investment piece by Helmut Lang or a more budget-friendly option by The Limited. I like the Pheasant print (or somewhat snake-like, as it looks to me) of the Helmut Lang jacket with the solid black panels; however, I like the mix of reds/greens/blues with the black and white of The Limited jacket. I don't think you can tell in the picture, but The Limited jacket has a satin (more shiny) finish. Also, it is only $36, which is mark down from $128. If you want to try a printed jacket this season, but don't make the investment, I think the Limited jacket is a great option.

Sale: The Limited has 40% off everything (Code: Lucky) + 2x virtual dollars (spend $50, get $50)

March 14, 2013

How to Wear: Stripes & Floral

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1. Sabine Cabachon Floral Bib Necklace sold @ Piperlime
2. Grey Stripe Ponte Academy Blazer sold @ Gap
3. Recycled 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Gap
4. Nine West Goulding 3 Pump sold @ Piperlime

I have been thinking about this striped jacket at Gap (and this other one with neon coral stripes, too). I like the pop of the coral color under the lapel and on the cuffs. In putting this outfit together, I decided to pull in some of the other big trends this season with a floral statement necklace and some relaxed, rolled boyfriend jeans. And, for shoes, a classic black pump, but with an open side detail.

Sale: Gap has 30% off through March 17th (Code: GapFriends)

March 13, 2013

Finds: Nordstrom Shopping Cart

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What's in my cart at Nordstrom? A few casual finds under $100 for spring/summer.
1. BLANKNYC Vegan Leather Jacket sold @ Nordstrom ($98)
2. GO MAKE NOISE Textured Drape Front Jacket sold @ Nordstrom ($70)
3. Vince Camuto Enamel Bangle sold @ Nordstrom ($25.46 each)
4. Topshop Crop Sweater sold @ Nordstrom ($60)
5. BLANKNYC Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Nordstrom ($88)
6. DV by Dolce Vita Balko Pump sold @ Nordstrom ($68.95)

Why do I shop at Nordstrom? Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop, and it does not surprise me that recently they moved ahead of Kohl's to the #1 spot as the nation's most popular fashion retailer. If I ever have to talk to customer service (which I very rarely do), I know that they will be easy to talk with and will resolve my problem without a lot of hassle, which is not the experience I have had with other stores. Also, since they started offering free shipping both ways, it makes it an easy and risk free process to try things since the nearest Nordstrom store is over two hours away. I wish they would expand their Rack offerings online, but I know that they are moving forward with 14 new Nordstrom Rack stores this year.

March 12, 2013

Finds: Ankle Strap Heels

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1. Jessica Simpson Sawana sold @ Zappos
2. Ivanka Trump Aryella sold @ Zappos
3. Ankle Strap Sandal sold @ Zara
4. Nine West Acre sold @ Zappos
5. Strappy Sandal with Ankle Straps sold @ Zara

One trend that was big in the fall and is still big this spring is ankle strap heels. I have yet to purchase a pair, so I shopped around and found a few options that I like. I like the high back of #1, 3 and 4, but the mesh detail on #5 or the stacked cut-out of #2 is also cool. What do you think - which one is your favorite?

Note: Both Zara and Zappos offers free shipping both ways, which makes it risk free to try them out!

March 11, 2013

How to Wear: Stripes & Studded Sandals

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1. Bolero denim sold @ Mango
2. Tinley Road Striped Ponte Pencil Skirt sold @ Piperlime
3. Fluid Henley Blouse sold @ Loft
4. Magnetic Closure Messenger Handbag sold @ Mango
5. Solid Mesh Hinge Bracelet sold @ The Limited
6. Studded Strappy Sandal sold @ Zara

This outfit is a combination of some of my favorite items and current trends - striped skirts and studded sandals. I styled this look to be a little more casual with a denim jacket, but it could easily be dressed up with a black blazer, leather jacket, or cardigan.

March 8, 2013

Finds: Spring Lilacs

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1. Tildon Sheer High/Low Pullover sold @ Nordstrom
2. Short Goldtone Lilac/Iris Bauble Necklace sold @ White House
3. Luxlight Crew Pullover sold @ Gap [25% off (Code: GapDeal)]
4. Sanctuary Zip Ankle Charmer Jeans sold @ Piperlime
5. Lodis Small Leather French Wallet sold @ Nordstrom
6. Cross-Front Jersey Maxi Dress sold @ Old Navy [15% off (Code: OnSaveNow)]
7. Faux-Leather Peplum Moto Jacket sold @ New York & Company [Buy one, get one 50% off + 30% off online (Code: 3918) + Free shipping over $100]
8. Chinese Laundry Women's Strawberry Ankle Boot sold @ Amazon

Lilac is a soft, pastel color that reminds me of spring and Easter. Here are a few purple finds… Also, be sure to check out some of the sales at New York & Company, Gap, and Old Navy. Also, Piperlime and Nordstrom always offer free shipping both ways.

I am looking forward to a sunny weekend! Have a great weekend.

March 7, 2013

Finds: Striped & Chevron Dresses

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1. Chevron-Striped Dress sold @ The Limited
2. Striped Flared-Skirt Dress sold @ The Limited
3. Chevron Stripe Dress sold @ The Limited
4. Graphic Stripe Dress sold @ The Limited
5. Strapless Chambray Striped Dress sold @ The Limited

Today I thought I would share a collection of fun striped/chevron dresses at The Limited. Also, they are all on sale (up to 60% off)!

March 6, 2013

Inspiration: Purple & Red

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1. Sally Pump sold @ Nine West
2. Halogen V-Neck Cashmere Sweater sold @ Nordstrom
3. The 7th Avenue Bootcut City Double Stretch Pant sold @ New York & Company
4. Steve Madden Stud Love - Small Clutch sold @ Nordstrom

Red and Purple - two colors I would probably not think to pair together - but a color combo that I really like. This look was inspired by an image I saw on Independent Fashion Bloggers.

Deals:
New York & Company: Buy one, get one 50% off, 30% off online (Code: 3918)
The Limited: 50% off tops and sweaters tonight after 5PM (Code: Frenzy)

March 5, 2013

Try On H&M

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Outfit #1
Denim Jacket sold @ H&M - $39.95
Blouse sold @ H&M - $34.95
Skinny Low Jeans sold @ H&M - $29.95

Outfit #2
Jacket sold @ H&M - $49.95
Top sold @ H&M - $9.95
Super Skinny Super Low Jeans sold @ H&M - $19.95

Outfit #3
Skinny Low Jeans sold @ H&M - $29.95
Sweater sold @ H&M - $29.95
Top sold @ H&M - $7.95

Shoes
Jessica Simpson Sawana sold @ Zappos

When you are shopping online have you ever wondered how different pieces may go together - well, H&M has this fun "Try On" dressing room feature that does just that. That is how I created the three styled looks today. I wish every store had this feature. It is a great way to see what something looks like when shopping online. The only draw back is that sometimes I would like to see the jacket open and not zipped/buttoned up or the boyfriend jeans rolled up.

March 4, 2013

Men's Fashion

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1. Hudson Byron Straight Jeans sold @ Piperlime (20% off - Code: SpringAir)
2. Hugo Boss Piceno 01 Regular Fit High Collar Pullover sold @ Nordstrom - $62.49 (Reg. $125)
3. English Laundry Trim Fit Dress Shirt sold @ Nordstrom - $39.97 (Reg. $98.50)
4. Thompson Chukka Boot sold @ Nordstrom - $159.90 (Reg. $265)

I thought I would change things up and show men's fashion. I am my husband's stylist. In picking out his clothes, I try to keep him looking hip, yet age appropriate. When he mentioned this weekend, that he thought he needed some boots, I decided to pick out "chukka" boots and style an outfit around them. What I picked was a casual Friday look with darker, trim denim, 1/4 zip/button pullover, and button down shirt. For non casual days, you could easily switch out the denim and chukka boots for dress pants (not khakis, though) and loafers.

Find: Foldover Clutch

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1. Straw-Weave Tab Clutch sold @ The Limited ($28)
2. Textured Fold-Over Clutch sold @ The Limited ($24)
3. Textured Fold-Over Clutch sold @ The Limited ($24)

I love sales. When I get an email blast about a sale, I almost always check it out. So, when I got a message from The Limited about their mix and match sale (buy one, get one free - jacket, pant, skirt) and this floral jacquard sheath dress caught my attention - on sale for $60 - I thought I would check out the deals. While on the site, I noticed that they are having 40% off handbags, and I saw that these foldover clutches were on sale for a great price ($24-28). The foldover clutch in the chevron print reminds me of the Tom Ford dress that Jennifer Aniston wore for the premiere of Wanderlust. Besides these foldover clutches, there are other great handbags - such as a black/white polka dot clutch, snake print bucket bag, colorblock wristlet, and many more.

March 1, 2013

What a Stud

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Valentino Rockstud Pump sold @ Nordstrom
Ivanka Trump Ayla Studded Platform Pumps sold @ Macy's (10% off - Code: WKND)
Valentino Small Leather Shopper Tote sold @ Nordstrom
Poppie Jones Studded Tote sold @ DSW

With its edgy rocker vibe, yet, elegant sophistication, this studded Valentino collection caught my attention. If you are like me, though, and love the collection but are looking for some more budget-friendly options, here are some options. If you would like to see a similar Valentino shoe in real life, though, this girl rocks these pumps at NYFW.

Hope you have a great weekend!
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