Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: LOFT 40% Off

I got an email today from LOFT saying everything was 40% off with the code INSIDERS or if you received the email you could print it and take it in store.  I think everything is going to be 40% off tomorrow even without the code or coupon.

These are the things that caught my eye at LOFT (especially taking 40% off these prices):

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday: Inspiration

I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple again this Wednesday to share some pins.  Again, I ask if you can have too many pins?  I feel like one of these days I'm going to get an email that says I have been cut off from pinterest, that I have exceeded the pin limit.

Here are some of my favorite inspiring (and maybe one just funny) pins. 

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Even Olivia Palermo Remixes

One of the things that I'm trying to focus on is remixing my wardrobe.  I've tried to shift my focus from buying new things to wearing things I already have in different ways.  Oh, but shopping is so much fun so this is difficult for me.  But I keep striving to get a great closet of classic things that work in many different ways.  Quality over Quantity!

I'm not the best at coming up with creative ways to mix and match items in my closet.  I love magazine and Internet articles dedicated to remixing.  I especially love when a person with a not so limited budget mixes and matches.  Even Olivia Palermo remixes!

This maroon (burgundy?) top is super cute with jeans, a statement necklace and a blazer.

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

It also works with a leather skirt and a different necklace.

The skirt looks totally different with a sweater and pointy ankle strap pumps.  Love this look!

Reiss at ShopStyle
$425 – Reiss

Monday, September 24, 2012

Frugal Option: J.Crew Bubble Necklace

The J.Crew Bubble Necklace has been a hot commodity for a while now and tons of cheaper look a-likes have popped up.  Seriously, you see this thing everywhere.  I told myself I wasn't going to jump on the bubble bandwagon but I keep seeing all these cute outfits where people are wearing the necklace... I caved.  I caved to the trend.  Here is the one I bought:

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

If you are interested, you can go here to buy a living social deal to purchase a bubble statement necklace (like the one above - comes in a few different colors but I had to get the turquoise) at Ily Couture for just $16. 

For comparison's sake, here is the J.Crew version:


J.Crew at ShopStyle
J.Crew Bubble 18-karat gold-plated resin necklace
$150 – Net-A-Porter

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: For Work & Weekend

I'm lucky to have a fairly flexible, business casual dress code where I work.  I love, love to dress up though so the best thing to me about my job is wearing dressier clothes.  Although, I do mix and match a lot of of what I wear to work in my personal life too.  Many of the pieces I wear to work can  also be in my weekend wardrobe.  I think the items below could pull double duty too.

Arden B at ShopStyle
Herringbone Zippered Cardigan
$69 SALE $48.30 – Arden B

Merona at ShopStyle
Merona® Women's Belted Polka Dot Shirt Dress - Black/White
$27.99 – Target

J. Jill at ShopStyle
Tweed sweater dress
$119 SALE $44.99 – J. Jill

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Outfit Inspiration: Scarves

It's time to break out the colder weather gear.  Scarves are my favorite things to wear when I am a little (or a lot) cold and also adds some layers and interest to an outfit. 

I started wearing scarves a few years ago and began to wear them to work on occasion. One day one of the older gentlemen in our office at the time pointed to my scarf and said, "Is that because you are cold in here or is it some fashion thing?".    Some men just don't understand!  (BTW, I answered truthfully and said a little of both!) 

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's Wednesday and I'm linking up again with The Vintage Apple to share some of my most favorite recent pins.  For some reason, most of them are food related...

Source: via Jill on Pinterest
I totally want to try these Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers.

Really want to eat this Clean Eating Blueberry French Toast Casserole.

I want to try to make these Baked Apple Pie Rolls.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies?  Yes, please!  (These are healthier and easy to make too.)

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Wish I had this kitchen to make everything in!

This isn't related but just so true.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Available Option For The Embossed Basket Dress

Did you not get the Embossed Basket Dress from Anthropologie last year and regret it?  (It is now sold out.)

Embossed Basket Dress
Embossed Basket Dress via anthropologie

Well, here is your chance for a less expensive, very similar version. 

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Look for the ELLE Textured Ponte Dress from Kohl's.  It comes in black, red and teal (shown above).  It is currently on sale for $42.00.  If you are purchasing online you can use code FALLINLEAF for an extra 20% off. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Frugal Option: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag

I love the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag.  The smallest version of her Mac Daddy bag retails for $195. 

Rebecca Minkoff at ShopStyle

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac
$195 – Revolve Clothing

While this isn't an exact match, this bag from Romeo and Juliet Couture would give you a similar look for less.

Romeo & Juliet Couture at ShopStyle

R&J Handbags by Romeo & Juliet Couture Gretchen Messenger Bag, Black
$88 $70 – Last Call by Neiman Marcus

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Shopping Wish List: Burgundy

Burgundy has always been one of my favorite colors and it is huge for fall.  I'm so loving all of these...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Piperlime Sale: Save an Extra $10

I love shopping online and I love shopping at Piperlime.  They have a great selection plus free shipping and free returns.  (I've returned stuff before and it's super easy)  They have just added more to their sale selection plus they are offering $10 off on orders of $50+ (some exclusions may apply, see site for full details) just use code: TREAT.

Here are some of the things in my virtual shopping cart.

Cole Haan Air Juliana
Cole Haan Air Juliana $148.00 SALE $99.99

Indigo by Clarks Leslie Sharon
Indigo by Clarks Leslie Sharon $200.00 SALE $149.99

Theory Udaya Dress
$285 SALE $85.97 – Piperlime

Vince Camuto Andrea Crossbody
Vince Camuto Andrea Crossbody $238.00 SALE $165.99

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time to link with The Vintage Apple and share some pins. 

I was taking a break at work the other day and browsing pinterest.  I was looking at the spot where it has all of the recent pins from everyone and there I see a couple (with no clothes!) in a compromising position...a photo that you really shouldn't have on your computer at work unless you want to get fired.  I screamed out loud and closed the window immediately!! Has this happened to any of  you?  I never thought that kind of picture would have been on pinterest.  So now if I do look while I'm at work, I make sure I'm only looking at the pins from the people I follow.  I'm fairly sure they aren't posting any naked pics.  But who knows, maybe they will surprise me and I'll scream out loud at work again.  So here are some very tame and appropriate pins:

I wish I was someplace like this...

or this even...

Did anyone else watch the movie, "The Red Balloon" at school?  I had to watch it a million times.  I'm not sure why they always showed it in elementary school.  It was probably the only movie they had (the school is now closed).  This was on a projector people.  Pre-VCRs.  I'm old.

I'm on a Paris kick lately...maybe I need to plan a trip...

and I would drink coffee at an outdoor cafe... sounds fabulous!

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