Friday, July 29, 2011

Frugal Option: Splendid Striped Sweatshirt

I saw a similar top in a JCrew look earlier this year.  It was so long ago that I can't find the image anymore on the JCrew website.  I had also saved the Splendid version to my wish list which was on sale for $58.10 (down from $83) at but is now no longer available.

More Splendid...
Splendid at ShopStyle

Forever 21 has a similar option for less and is still available:

Striped Pullover SweaterWas: $15.80
Now: $8.99

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frugal Option: Isabel Marant Dicker Boots

This post might be a little late since these boots have been around for a while; Kate Bosworth has been seen wearing Isabel Marant Dicker Boots for the past year at least.  They were really popular this past winter. The boots don't seem to be available anywhere and I read that many people had a hard time getting their hands on a pair early this year.  The only pair I found for sale right now are on ebay currently with a buy it now price of $795.00.

I just came across a similar version for less, much less, at Target and thought this is a great time to stock up on boots for fall.  Really though you could wear these boots any time as year as Kate Bosworth demonstrates. 

Isabel Marant Dicker Boots

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

The Look For Less Option:
Product Image Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Kalayla Suede Ankle Boots - Tan
On Clearance for $12.24!

Or these from Old Navy:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wish List: Piperlime Shoe Sale

Piperlime has up to 60% off some of their shoes right now.  There are some fantastic deals and still quite a few sizes available.  Here are some of my favorites:

Steve MaddenRusshh Regular Price $90.00 Sale $49.99

Corso ComoBevy Regular Price $175.00 Sale $69.99

Indigo by ClarksBardolino Regular Price $110.00 Sale  $39.97

Steve MaddenFraid Regular Price $80.00 Sale $34.99
BandolinoJenay Regular Price $75.00 Sale $39.99

Monday, July 25, 2011

July No Shopping Challenge: Day 25

Olivia Palermo at ”Friends With Benefits” New York Premiere - July 18, 2011
What I wish I were wearing today...but I'm all.
image via

My July challenge of not shopping and only shopping my closet has been helpful already.  I haven't shopped for clothes or shoes and have gone through my closet finding many things to donate or sell.  However, I think the main point of the challenge was to evaluate my shopping habits and realize that my impulse buys of great deals were not contributing to a great wardrobe.  From now on I'm going to be more mindful of my purchases! 

I also realized that I do not like to take outfit pictures for the blog.  At all.  Don't like it at all.  I love to look at other blogs who do and get lots of inspiration from their outfit pictures.  But I don't think I will be taking any more of myself.

So that's it, I know I have a week left in July but I'm calling it quits to my challenge and hope that I can keep up my cleaner closet and build a better (not just bigger) wardrobe.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekend Sales!

JCrew is offering an extra 40% off of their sale styles and free shipping until Tuesday!  Use the code LOVEIT.
  • In Old Navy stores on Saturday from 8-Noon knit dresses are 50% off.  Today online you can get 30% off your order using the code ONBIG30.
  • Three hours today, Friday from noon to 3, Gap is offering 40% regular priced styles online.  Use the code GAPTREAT.
  • All sale styles at Ann Taylor are an extra 50% off!  Plus you can get 30% off a regular price purchase.
  • At New York & Co:  Enjoy $40 off your purchase of $100 or more (promo 3194) OR $45 off your purchase of $100 or more (promo 3195) when you use your NY&C Rewards Credit Card! Now through July 25. In stores & online.
  • Ann Taylor LOFT's sale styles are an extra 40% off.  Plus receive 25% off a full priced purchase.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wish List: LOFT 40% Off Everything

We know you were excited to shop at
on Sunday night, and we're truly sorry for letting you down. 
We've made the necessary updates to our site to ensure
you can shop the amazing sale you were promised. 

Come back now through 11:59 PM E.S.T and enjoy
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LOFT is offering 40% off of everything and free shipping with orders over $75 today with the code TAKE40.  Below are some of my favorite items.  The prices listed are before the 40% off!

Short Sleeve Blousy Top Two-for Dress

Modern Straight Rinse Wash

Multi-Chain Bead Necklace
$29 .99 Was $39 .50  Multi-Chain Bead Necklace

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look for Less: Tom Ford Motorcycle Bag

JENNIFER ANISTON'S BAG photo | Jennifer Aniston, Justin Therouximage via

Jennifer Aniston Pictures in New York City Carrying Tom Ford Bag Promoting Horrible Bossesimage via

Jennifer Aniston is carrying a Tom Ford Motorcycle Zip Bag in the photos above.  I have been obsessed with this bag since seeing that first photo above. However, I have read online that the bag is $3,990.00 and only available in Tom Ford Boutiques.  In purusing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I came across this:
Tulu Foldover Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (Nordstrom Exclusive)Tulu Foldover Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Tulu Foldover Faux Leather Crossbody Bag (on sale for $64)


It isn't quite the same but was similar enough to make me think of the Tom Ford bag. 

Here are a few more options that are similar to the Tom Ford Motorcycle bag and under $200.  Although none of them impress me as much as the real thing **sigh**.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July No Shopping - Remixing Challenge: Day 16

It has been 16 days without shopping for clothes or shoes.  I have had just a few moments where I really wanted to shop.  It is the worst when I see these amazing sales.  For example, the Gap has 40% off their sale items today.  July is the best month to get summer stuff really discounted.  But this challenge of not shopping is giving me a good look at what's in my closet.   I'm finding that since I do impulse shop, and buy all these great deals, I don't take the time to figure out how it will work with the rest of my closet or if I already have something very, very similar.  (You would be surprised at how many gray T-Shirts I have.  It's ridiculous.) 

So here are my outfits from the past 6 days.  There is so much in my closet; I shouldn't need to shop for months.  If only I liked most of it. 

The days are out of order.  I couldn't get them to go where I wanted!

Added The Cardigan for Work

Top:  Olivia Moon via Nordstrom this spring
Sweater:  JCrew Many Years Ago
Pants:  Merona From Target
Shoes:  Really Old Aerosoles

Cami:  Old Navy
Sweater:  JCrew
Pants:  LOFT Outlet
Shoes:  Clarks Wedges
(I put on a necklace after I took the picture to jazz it up a bit)
Dress:  Michael by Michael Kors via Macy's last year (It's a tank dress so I had to put the sweater on for work)
Sweater:  Pins and Needles via Urban Outfitters
Necklace:  Urban Outfitters
Shoes:  Aerosoles
Casual Friday
Sweater:  Gap from a few years ago
Top:  TJMaxx (It's cute with ruffles that you can't see in this picture)
Jeans:  Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Shoes:  Clarks Wedges
Watch:  Timex from my Mom
Top:  Old Navy
Jeans:  Delia's - Thrifted
Shoes:  Havaianas

Top:  Merona Linen Top from Target
Skirt:  Ann Taylor 4 or 5 years ago
Belt:  Kohl's
Shoes:  Circa Joan & David via Smart Bargains

Close up of the shirt detail

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

{image taken from here}

I'm completing the blanks from the little things we do blog again...
1.   I am a (morning, evening, middle of the day person)       Well, it depends on the day.  Probably a middle of the day person most of the time.  I'm for sure not a morning person.
2.  My favorite Pandora stations are    Black Eyed Peas for running (although now it mostly plays Rhianna - what's up with that?) and Jack Johnson or The Avett Brothers for working. 

3.  3 of my "must-have" songs for a road trip playlist are     I have never made a road trip playlist this something I should be doing??
4.  My favorite pattern is   currently stripes but it changes quite frequently.
5.  My favorite perfume is     Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan at the moment.

6.  Rules are    important and I wish people would play by them.
7.  My most overused phrase or punctuation is      probably "seriously" or "like" for the phrase (how do I stop this?!) and exclamation point for punctuation. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wish I Was Here Wednesday

Franco A. Pasquale Design Associates, Inc. tropical pool
tropical pool design by tampa interior designer Franco A. Pasquale Design Associates, Inc

I love this, and I want to be here, but I have one question.  When you swim around the seating area, doesn't all the water splash in there?  Hopefully those cushions are waterproof!

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