May 22, 2020

Memorial Day Sales + Most Popular Items



Happy Friday - and holiday weekend!

It is hard to believe it is Memorial Day.  There are a lot of great Memorial Day sales happening.  It also important to remember that this day is not just for sales and a day off of work, but to remember and honor those that have served and died serving our country.  Thank you to all those men and women.

Since a lot of us will be heading back to the office soon, I have a feeling we may be doing some shopping to buy some new things to wear.

I personally would be okay if I never returned to the office - and I hope I can prolong working from home as long as possible.  I mentioned in another post that working from home has been amazing!  I am more productive and feel so much healthier.  I read that 60% of workers have said during this pandemic they have felt just as productive or more productive while working from home.  And, they are less stressed.  Working from home is also helping the environment in the process. During this pandemic the carbon emissions have dropped by 17% - which is unprecedented; however, as things have started top open up - our emissions are going up again.

Hopefully, businesses will take notice of this.

As far as weekend sales, those Tory Burch Miller sandals are on sale for 40% off.  And, those espadrille slides are 40% off.



MOST POPULAR ITEMS
This cute bag.

This summer lace sundress.

This perfect summer tie-front blouse.


This classic and popular jeans.

MEMORIAL DAY SALES
This classic blazer that is 50% off - great styled with jeans or shorts.

This linen spring jacket for 60% off.

This garden print maxi dress is 50% off.

These Birkenstock sandals are 45% off.

This button front linen camisole for only $18..

These cute woven mules for 60% off.

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May 19, 2020

Summer Picks + Sales




Happy Tuesday!

Hope your week is off to a great start.

Since I have been home, I have been mastering the process of coloring my own hair.  It is something I have always wanted to do - and this "stay at home" order gave me the motivation to give it a try.  I have to say it is a learning process - especially trying to figure out which way to move my hand to apply the color to the roots - when looking at the back of my head in the mirror.  I am amazed at how well it has turned out - and I picked a color that I think actually is better than what my stylist had been using.  Most of all - I have to say I am loving the cost savings.  I am saving about $70 per month, which is a lot of money!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This wrap floral skirt is 50% off.

This cozy sweatshirt is back in stock - and 50% off.

These fun peach workout leggings.


This lace trimmed tank for only $13.

This leopard spring jacket is 65% off.

These seem to be very popular sandals for 30% off.

This comfy cardigan for 50% off.

These jean shorts are a great length and 45% off.

Just in case you missed it - I shared my 10 kitchen essentials HERE.

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May 16, 2020

10 Kitchen Essentials to Cook At Home


Happy Weekend!

Since we are all doing a lot of cooking at home, I thought I would share my 10 kitchen essentials.  I use pretty much most of these on a daily basis.

I have learned that good, healthy cooking is pretty easy. It typically starts with a base - like onions and garlic - to which you add spices and herbs, vegetables, and meat.  For me made from scratch food tastes so much better than any pre-packaged meals.  Growing up, I never ate any processed foods. I don't think I ever had a microwaved dinner. And, still today, I only eat homemade food. Also, I would suggest not using any "seasoning packets" - you can easily create your own spice mixes or grind the spices from seeds or dried peppers.

The more I cook, I have realized that I love Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Indian-inspired foods - like stir fry, hummus, mole and re-fried beans, and curry.  I love Italian-inspired foods - but not necessarily straight-forward Italian, like spaghetti.

BEST STIR FRY
Last night, we had beef stir fry.  It was grated ginger, garlic, scallions, some vegetables - carrots and broccoli - and beef (and you could use chicken or shrimp).  The sauce was soy sauce, dry sherry (real alcohol - not vinegar) - a little sesame oil, corn starch, and a little white sugar.  At the end sprinkle with some sesame seeds.  That is it. It is really simple.

10 KITCHEN ESSENTIALS
 This classic chef's knife.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not use this knife.  I use it to chop pretty much everything.  I have been doing a lot of chopped salads - and it is great for chopping the kale and lettuces.

I have owned this microplane grater for years.  It is great for grating ginger, garlic, lemon/lime zest - which we used in many of our recipes.

 I could not live without this paring knife.  I use it for peeling apples, ginger, and rough cutting vegetables.  

 My covered sauce pan.  I use this to make my favorite oatmeal each morning - or homemade caramel sauce - or my favorite rice. 

I use this frying pan for pretty much any meal.  I also have the smaller and larger ones, too.


This cookbook - it is all the basics. It really helps to explain the basis of foods - and how to build on them to modify recipes - and make some tasty meals.

 These mixing bowls are great.  I use the small one to make my favorite chocolate cake.

These cutting boards.  I use these daily - to chop my salad, vegetables, etc.

And, this is my husband's favorite coffee grinder.

COZY ESSENTIALS



WORKING FROM HOME + MOST POPULAR ITEMS
Just in case you missed it - I shared my thoughts on working from home HERE.

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May 15, 2020

Thoughts On Working From Home + My Daily Finds

white jeans, circular straw bag, striped ruffle top

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Happy Friday!

It's the weekend.  I had a busy work week as usual. I am ready to relax - and to not be stuck at my computer on chats and calls.  

I have to say though that I am loving working from home.  It is so nice to be able to make my lunch - have a clean bathroom - a clean office - and the comforts of home.  I actually wouldn't mind if I ever went back to an office.  I actually feel more productive at home - and enjoy working more - now that I am not commuting - and sitting in an office building all day.  I feel healthier - and have been happier.

I would hope that businesses would look at how they are still able to get work done (and possibly more work) with people telecommuting  - and there is less pollution to the environment - and less stress on employees that don't have long commutes each day.  I love that I don't have to get up as early - and that I can stay up as late as I want - and still be ready to work (and more awake) at the beginning of the day!  I actually am able to be ready to work earlier in the day. It's a win-win for my employer!

Those are my thoughts on working from home...  now, on to my daily finds...

MOST POPULAR ITEMS
These cute summer sandals for 60% off.

These white jeans for only $35.

My "go to" summer nail polish.

This fun bracelet.

These leopard espadrilles for 60% off.

RANDOM PICKS


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This relaxed "lounge" sweater is 50% off.

This summer sundress is only $19.

I like this duvet cover - for a bedroom update.

These lipstick minis are my favorite.

This cute lace dress - in 3 great colors.

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May 14, 2020

5 Reasons to Not Buy a New Apple IMAC

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Happy Thursday! I hope you have had a great week so far.

I have debated writing this, but since I have struggled with this brand new - yet troublesome - Apple iMac for months - I wanted to share my experience in hopes to save others from the headache of buying an iMac.

I should preface this by saying I have worked on Apple (Mac) computers for over 20 years. I am very familiar with how they should run.  This new machine definitely does not live up to my expectations - and honestly, it runs worse than my 2014 iMac (and even my 2013 MacBook Air).  And, according to Apple, there is no problem with this machine - it performs as it should.

I would also like to include - these issues are not related to my Internet speed or connection.

5 REASONS TO NOT BUY A NEW APPLE IMAC

#1 Unresponsive
The spinning wheel has become a constant companion with this machine.  It seems to come around anytime I want to do anything.  And, I mean anything - from opening System Preferences - to an application - to a file.  It doesn't matter the size of the file - or what I try to open - how little or how much I have open - it is just spins.

#2 Little power
It has very little power. I have to limit what I can open and run at the same time. 

#3 Slow
It runs extremely slow with pretty much anything I want to do. It takes forever to shut down, which I have to do often.  I usually end-up force quitting the machine because I can only wait for so many minutes before I loose my patience while the machine thinks about if it wants to shut down. 

#4 Restart
You pretty much have to shut this machine down every day and start from scratch - just to speed things up - and function at any manageable speed. 

#5 Lack of support
I have been calls with Apple (one of them was a very long call) - with no resolve.  I have taken the machine to the store a couple of times, where they have run tests, and totally erased my machine and started from scratch.  I have erased the machine a few times myself.  It is a headache to set up a machine each time - especially with no resolve.

Lastly,...
I have realized through this horrible experience that Apple will drive you crazy trying to fix the machine - even if it just might be a "lemon".  They will not do what is right by just giving you a new machine.  Their best (and only) solution is to try to fix it - even if they can't find the problem - and it is a huge inconvenience to you.

 I am so sorry I bought this machine.  It has not been a good experience.




MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This v-neck sweater is only $8!

This summer tank is only $10.

These summer shorts are 40% off.

This classic blazer is 60% off - and a great color.

These sneakers are 40% off.

This comfy tank is 25% off.

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May 12, 2020

What I Bought At Amazon + Ulta


Blouse (60% off) // Button Front Jeans (50% off)


Leopard Espadrilles (60% off) // Two Color Espadrilles (40% off)

Happy Tuesday!

I am sharing what I have been buying at Amazon and Ulta.  These days I really have only been buying necessities.  I know that our state is starting to open up this week, but I am not too sure how much I will be going out - and doing - so buying spring clothes, and even summer things has not been a priority.  There are a lot of great deals - and I have been tempted to buy some clothes that I know I would wear when this lifts.  I keep sharing deals - for all of you - that are shopping the great deals.

As far as great deals, I am sharing those two tone beige and black espadrilles above that look just like the Chanel ones (that cost over $700) - and those that I found are only $48, and they also come in a white and black combination.

AMAZON PURCHASES
I needed a new shower curtain - and I recommend this one.

My husband bought this coffee grinder (and my mom did, too).

I bought this new soap dispenser for my bathroom.

These tablets for my "work from home" office.

My favorite dried fruit - that just went down in price!

SPRING FAVORITES


ULTA PURCHASES
This volumizing shampoo with keratin - that strengthens my hair.

This is my favorite brush - and it is on sale.

My recovery shampoo that I use weekly.

My favorite lash primer - that I have talked about a lot.

This is my "go to" summer nail polish.

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May 11, 2020

Styling White for Spring + Daily Deals


It's Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.

White is always classic - and can be styled many different ways for spring.  I love my black jeans - and typically pair it with white - and I love the idea of mixing an all white look with white jeans, white tee, and white cardigan - and even white mules.



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This wrap leopard blouse for only $19.


These white jeans are on sale for $35.

This best seller vintage crewneck sweatshirt on sale.

These leopard espadrilles are 60% off.

This cute leopard sweatshirt - as low as $10.

These denim shorts are 50% off.

This classic cardigan is on sale for $20 - and comes in many colors.

This white crop jeans are 30% off.

This cute workout tank.

This Nike workout hoodie is on sale for 33% off.

This spring utility jacket is 60% off.

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May 10, 2020

Summer Sales + 5 Deals for My Husband


Sweatshirt // Sweater (60% off)

Happy Sunday!

And, Happy Mother's Day.  I hope you are having a great weekend :)

I am sharing five deals for my husband, along with some greats summer sales today.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS for my husband
This polo (for my husband) is on sale for 40% off.

I like this computer bag for 40% off.

These classic (and in style) summer shorts for 40% off.

This 1/4 zip sweater is 60% off - and a great deal!

These summer sneakers for 40% off.

SUMMER PICKS


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These cute slide sandals are 50% off - and under $30.

This fun tiered skirt is 60% off.

This classic blazer is on sale for 50% off.

This cute summer cami is 60% off.

This cozy sweatshirt for only $19.

This denim jacket is 50% off - and I love the color.

I shared my most popular items HERE.

I shared these cute summer blouses + mascara routine HERE.

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May 8, 2020

Most Popular Items + Denim Jacket Inspiration



Happy Friday!

I hope you had a great week.  Today I am sharing the most popular items of the week, along with some denim jacket style inspiration.

This spring outfit on Pinterest has been one of the most re-pinned outfits. Denim jackets never seem to go out of style - and are a classic and versatile piece to have in your closet. A denim jacket can be styled with a dress, shorts, skirt, or jeans.  It goes with pretty much anything.



MOST POPULAR ITEMS
My favorite cutting boards.

This face moisturizer I have used for years - and is under $10.

These straight leg jeans - perfect color - and 50% off.

My retinol (wrinkle) cream recommended by my dermatologist - and it's on sale.

This comfy sweater for 60% off.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
I love this classic white sweater for 50% off.

These summer sandals are 60% off.

I like these Nike sneakers - and the colors.

This sweater tank is 60% off - and I love the color.

These button front jeans - in a great color - are 50% off.

Earlier this week, I shared my 3 step mascara process - to longer and fuller lashes HERE.

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May 6, 2020

3 Step Mascara Routine + Summer Deals


Floral Blouse (30% off) // Jeans (30% off)

White Blouse (55% off) // Floral Blouse (60% off)

Happy Wednesday!

We are half way through the week - and I hope you are having a great week so far.  Today, I thought I would share my 3 step mascara routine. It has helped me get longer and thicker lashes, for not a lot of cost.  And, I definitely can notice a difference. 

Also, there are some great summer sales happening.  Here are just a few of my picks.



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
I love these classic ankle booties for 55% off.

This fun sweatshirt is on sale for under $20.

These stylish face masks.

This leopard camisole (also in black) is $15.

This classic white tie front blouse is only $25.

This pretty blouse for 60% off.

I love these jeans that are 50% off.

These are my favorite summer flip flops.

This button down shirt is 40% off.



3 STEP MASCARA ROUTINE
Step 1: I start with this primer. I tried this more expensive one but switched to the cheaper option.

Step 2: Next I use this mascara to elongate the lashes.

Step 3: I finish with this mascara to add some volume.


Jeans  (40% off)// Floral Blouse (50% off)

White Blouse (50% off) // Jeans  (40% off)

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May 3, 2020

Denim-On-Denim Trend: Denim Shirt + Jeans + Leopard

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SHOP THE LOOK
1. Denim Shirt (40% off) // Jeans (55% off) // 3. Bracelet (20% off) // 
4. Canteen Bag // 5. Red Lipstick // 6. Leopard Mules (55% off)

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather and weekend.

It has been so long since I put an outfit collage together.  I have had this idea of a denim-on-denim look with a matching denim shirt and denim jeans for weeks.  When I found those leopard mules that are on sale for 55% off - I thought I have to style this classic spring/summer outfit.

As far as the classic denim shirt, I actually own that exact denim shirt in the collage - and I have had it for years.  I actually bought it back in 2013 when I was headed to NYC for my summer class at Parsons.  That shirt has been so popular and classic - they are still making it 7 years later.



MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These pink sneakers are so cute and 30% off.

This straw tote is on sale for $40.

I love these popular button front jeans.

This waffle knit sweatshirt.

This popular ruched tee dress is on sale for $21.

I love these white sneakers for $47.

This cozy v-neck top is on sale for $18.

This cute puff sleeve sweater dress is 70% off.

Just in case you missed it, I shared more deals HERE and HERE.

And, most popular April items HERE.

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May 2, 2020

Weekend Sales + Deals


Red Sweater (Only $24) // Leopard Mules (50% off)

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are enjoying the weekend - and sunny weather.  

Just sharing a few weekend sales and deals...

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This sweater-blazer is on sale for an extra 40% off.

These jeans are on sale.

I love these leopard mules that are 55% off.

This leopard cardigan is 55% off - and is a great sweater to own.


This ruffled maxi dress has been very popular - and 55% off.

These straight leg jeans - in a great denim wash - are 55% off.

This chain bracelet is a great way to dress up a tee and jeans.

Just in case you missed it, I shared what I am buying HERE.

And, most popular April items HERE.


Jeans // White Henley

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May 1, 2020

April Top Sellers + Most Clicked Items


Happy Friday!

I hope you have had a wonderful week.

With it being the first day of May, I thought I would share the top sellers in April - and the most clicked items.  In sharing the "top sellers" please do not thinking I am bringing in big money like the top style bloggers (or even the middle level bloggers - or any level).  These are small upticks in sales - for which I am so grateful.

It just makes me happy when I can share what I love with others. And, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you that faithfully read my blog - and follow me.  It means so much!  I truly mean it.  I started this blog as a way to share my love of fashion and shopping, and to help others.

My love of fashion comes from my mom (and grandma).  One of my favorite memories growing-up was going to the mall on the weekend with my mom.  We loved to shop - and go to lunch.  It was our fun outing - and it is such a cherished memory.

As far as helping others, since a very young age, I have always wanted to be in a job where I could help others.  So, I started my blog as a way to help others.  I am still finding my way on exactly how to truly make a difference with this style blog and help others; however, for now I am sharing my outfit ideas, along with the best sales and deals - and continually working on ways to make a difference.

MOST CLICKED ITEMS
My favorite moisturizer that I have used for years - and is under $10.

This shampoo (and conditioner) that I love - and use weekly.

My favorite breakfast food - that I eat every day.

I can't live without these for cleaning.

This is my favorite sweater - on sale for $20.

In case you missed it, yesterday I shared what I am buying right now HERE.

LEOPARD + JEAN PICKS


APRIL TOP SELLERS
These on trend spring jeans for $23.

This is my favorite hair brush - and it's on sale.

This under eye concealer that works great - and is only $6.

I use these to smooth-out my make-up (or remove it), and they are cheap!

These are my favorite shapers - and they are 40% off.

WHITE + NEUTRAL PICKS


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