November 27, 2013

Finds & Deals: Gifts for Him & for Her

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Gifts for Her: Sweater / Scarf / Bag / Tank / Rings / Bracelet / Booties

Gifts for Him: Hat / T-shirt / Tie / Books / Sweater / Shirt / iPhone Case

If you are looking for something casual to wear this holiday weekend, here is some inspiration or for something more dressy be sure to check out this look - all budget friendly options!

For some more gift ideas - all under $25 - be sure to check out my suggestions - here and here.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!  Happy Black Friday shopping!

A few other gift ideas...

November 26, 2013

Look for Less: Travel...or Shopping

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If you are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday or headed out for a day of shopping on black Friday, here is a casual look from Gwyneth. And, if you happen to be an Ohio State fan - this look would work for the big game on Saturday.

Shop the Look:  T-shirt / Necklace / Watch / Sunglasses / Handbag / Bracelet / Jeans / Boots

Some early shopping deals...
Piperlime: Extra 30% off sale (Code: Thanks)
Old Navy: 30-40% off (Code: Early Gift)
Mango: 30% off (Code: 6ThanksMng)
The Limited: 40% off full price (Code: Nov40)
Express: 50% off

November 25, 2013

Finds & Deals: Outerwear under $60

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Hope you had a great weekend!  If you are looking for a new coat this season, here are a few of my picks - all under $60! 

One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six


November 22, 2013

Finds & Deals: Gift Ideas & Giving Back

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I am always looking for unique (and sometimes funny) gifts for my friends and family.  This year, I have found a lot of fun gifts - and reasonably priced - all for under $25.  If you don't see anything in this list, be sure to check out some other picks here, such as the Grumpy Cat Book.  And, if you are a mom and looking for some much need laughter, you might enjoy this or if your husband is trying to adjust to being a new father (or a soon to be new father), he might like this guide.  For the sports enthusiast (in particular football), he might enjoy this.  And, if you are looking for things to wear this holiday season, you might like this look or this one (all budget friendly).

One other thing, Christmas is a time of giving, and I am so thankful for all that I have. In being thankful, I like to give back to a needy family or charitable organization.  Leave a comment and let me know if you adopt-a-family or donate to the Salvation Army or other what other ways do you give back.

Shop the Gift Ideas:  One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six / Seven / Eight / Nine / Ten / Eleven

Also, I have teamed up with Style Elixir as a guest blogger for the Fab Favorites link up party! Join in the party below…

November 21, 2013

Get the Look: Stripes

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As I have mentioned before, Pink Peonies is one of my favorite style blogs for inspiration. One of the looks in particular is a striped dress paired with tights, turtleneck and booties for fall.  To recreate this look, I found a very similar striped dress at JCPenney - and for only $22!  This dress has a lot of wear-ability - and could be worn year-round.  Also, I would definitely recommend checking out JCPenney. They have some great dresses at budget-friendly prices like this perfect floral dress (that also comes in leopard).

Get the Look here:  Dress / Turtleneck / Booties / Handbag / Lipstick

November 20, 2013

Finds & Deals: Christmas Gifts Under $25

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If you are looking for a fun gift idea for a friend, co-worker, gift exchange, stocking stuffer... here are some ideas - all under $25.

1. Don'ts for Golfers sold @ Restoration Hardware
2. PRIMITIVES BY KATHY Therapy by New Year's Box Sign sold @ Nordstrom
3. Second Nature By Hand Happy Wife Happy Life Towel sold @ Nordstrom
4. BP. Ribbed Infinity Scarf sold @ Nordstrom
5. Hot Sox Holiday Print Crew sold @ Macy's
6. Titanium Bracelet Watch, 38mm sold @ Nordstrom
7. Chronicle Books Grumpy Cat Book sold @ Nordstrom
8. WINK Thirst Aid Flask sold @ Nordstrom

November 19, 2013

Look for Less: NYC Chic

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Olivia Palermo is one of my favorite style icons.  I love how her style pushes me to think about different ways to mix patterns and colors (like this and this); however, I love her simple monotone look here - a perfect look for fall with a chunky knit sweater and trendy leather leggings, and a little pop of red in the shoes.  In recreating this look, I have chosen more budget friendly options.  Also, don't miss out on Gap Brand sales - 35% off at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, and 30% off at Piperlime (Code: Merry).   If you are looking for some ideas - check out this page.

One / Two / Three / Four / Five

November 18, 2013

Finds & Deals: Thirty five percent off!

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I love sales - and Gap brands are having great sales today and tomorrow. 35% off at Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy and 30% off at Piperlime (Code: Merry). If you shop regularly at Piperlime, you know that they rarely (if at all) have 30% off (usually it is 20% or 25%). 

1. Supersoft Skinny-Stripe Crew T sold @ Gap
2. Cross Body Tassel Bags sold @ Old Navy
3. Candy Shop Necklace sold @ Banana Republic
4. Chevron-Stitch Hat sold @ Gap
5. Quilted-sleeve Wool Jacket sold @ Gap
6. Cozy V-neck Sweater sold @ Gap
7. 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans sold @ Gap
8. Sandy by Joe's sold @ Piperlime
9. Pom-Pom Cable-Knit Beanies sold @ Old Navy
10. Fair Isle socks sold @ Gap

November 15, 2013

How to Wear: Baseball Jacket

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Baseball jackets are a big trend this fall - and here are just a few ways to wear the trend. Also, these are all budget friendly options - ranging from $8-99 - all under $100.  Have a great weekend!

1. Turtleneck sold @ H&M
2. Scuba Skirt sold @ H&M
3. Ankle Boots sold @ H&M
4. Baseball Jacket sold @ H&M
5. Handbag sold @ H&M
6. 4-pack Bracelets sold @ H&M
7. Plaid Shirt sold @ H&M
8. Boyfriend Jeans sold @ H&M
9. Leather Shoes sold @ H&M

November 14, 2013

Finds: J. Crew Sale (and Sale!)

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There is a great sale at J. Crew - 40% off all sale items (Code: StyleTime).    It is a great way to start some early Christmas shopping for others or create your own Christmas wish list and share it with family and friends!

Enjoy. Here are few of my picks...

1. Schoolboy Blazer in Tipped Wool sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
2. Mixed Crystal and Resin Necklace sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
3. Jeweled-shoulder Sweater sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
4. Toothpick Jean in Classic Rinse Wash sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
5. Collection Luella T-strap Pumps sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
6. Studded Invitation Clutch sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
7. No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Maple Tweed sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
8. Silk Sweatshirt sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
9. Collection Darby Studded Loafers sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
10. Western Denim Shirt sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)
11. Crystal and Stone Row Bracelet sold @ J. Crew (Code: StyleTime)

November 13, 2013

Finds: Leather Jackets

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Along with shoes, jackets are another weakness of mine, especially leather ones.  Recently, I have been looking for the perfect brown (or cognac, whiskey, caramel, etc.) leather jacket. Here are just a few that I have found. Right now, I am leaning towards #2 (and waiting for another markdown).  Which one should I get?

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Coat Leather Buckle-Collar Motorcycle Jacket sold @ Macy's
2. Bernardo Tab Collar Leather Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
3. Anne Klein Jacket Buckle-Collar Quilted Leather sold @ Macy's
4. 2 Way Zip Leather Jacket sold @ bebe
5. GUESS Jacket Asymmetrical Zip-Front Leather sold @ Macy's
6. Kenneth Cole Reaction Jacket Band-Collar Leather Motorcycle sold @ Macy's

November 12, 2013

How to Wear: Over the Knee Boots

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Shoes are definitely a weakness of mine - especially boots and with the big trend of over-the-knee boots this fall - I have been looking for the perfect OTK boot.  If you are like me - you are wondering how to style them.  Here is some inspiration from two of my favorite style bloggers - Sydne Style and Corner Office Couture.  I am a jeans and jacket person, so I love how Sydne paired the Sam Edelman OTK boots with gray skinny jeans and a blue moto jacket for a modern, edgy look. I also like the more feminine, classic look of how Michele styled the Stuart Weitzman OTK boots with a classic black and white dress and Chanel handbag.  Both looks are great - and show the versatility and wear-ability of OTK boots, which are definitely on my wish list.

Sam Edelman Kayla Over-the-Knee Boots sold @ Nordstrom (or Dillards)
The Highland Boot sold @ Stuart Weitzman (in gray here)

November 11, 2013

Finds & Deals: Animal Sweaters

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One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six

Animal print sweaters are a big trend right now.  This season a lot of stores seem to have animal print sweaters (or sweatshirts) in their collection.  Here are just a few of my picks.  I especially like #6 (Tracy Reese sweater for a steal!).  Which is your favorite - or what others have you found that you like?  I am always looking for great sweaters, especially for winter.

I hope you had a great weekend. And, a thankful Veteran's Day wish to all those who have served our country.  Thank you for your service.

November 8, 2013

Look for Less: Floral Dress

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Pink Peonies is one of my favorite style blogs.  I love Rach's style - I just wish I could own what's in her closet.  She has a classic, feminine, yet edgy look.  Since I can't always afford her looks, I thought I would take one of her looks I really liked and find some cheaper, more affordable options to recreate it.  If you don't already follow her blog, I would highly recommend it if you are looking for some style inspiration - you won't be disappointed.

Get the Look for Less here:  Dress / Sunglasses / Coat / Handbag / Socks / Booties

Have a great weekend!

P.S. I have also linked up with Lauren @ Style Elixir.  Be sure to check our her blog, too.
Style Elixir

November 6, 2013

Finds & Deals: Leather Jackets

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BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
Dawn Levy Jenna Detachable Hem Leather Jacket sold @ Nordstrom

Finds & Deals: Nordstrom Sale

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Nordstrom is having its sale for women and kids - up to 40% off... here are just a few finds....

1. Nixon The 42-20 Chrono Watch sold @ Nordstrom
2. Anne Klein Hinged Bangle sold @ Nordstrom
3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Bedford Large Satchel sold @ Nordstrom
4. Cole Haan Wesley Tall Riding Boot sold @ Nordstrom
5. Laundry by Shelli Segal Bouclé & Faux Fur Jacket sold @ Nordstrom
6. Halogen Wool & Cashmere Sweater sold @ Nordstrom

Shop a few other finds...

November 5, 2013

Finds & Deals: Handbag for Less

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Handbags are one of my favorite things to shop for and buy; however, even though it is something I use everyday, I do not like to spend a lot of money on them. Recently, I saw this handbag on one of my favorite blogs. I liked its look, but didn't want to spend the money, so I found this more affordable alternative, which I happen to like better, especially the embossed burgundy part.

Vince Camuto Max Leather Satchel sold @ Nordstrom
Reed Krakoff Boxer I Leather & Canvas Satchel sold @ Nordstrom

Shop some similar styles...

November 4, 2013

Finds & Deals: Fall Picks

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Hope you had a great weekend!  Here are a few picks for fall...

1. Børn Camryn Short Boot sold @ Nordstrom
2. J Brand 620 Power Stretch Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans sold @ Net-A-Porter
3. Topshop Plaid Front Sweater sold @ Nordstrom
4. Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. Calf Hair Crossbody Bag sold @ Nordstrom