Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barneys Designer Sale Up To 60% Off

Barneys isn't a store that is usually in my price range, but with 60% off it is. Check out their designer sale. See my picks below...

Citizens are one one my favorite brands of designer jeans, and while $100 might seem steep, jeans are something you will wear over and over again for years. Besides the price of designer denim is slowly creeping up, so at just over $100 these are a bargain.

Citizens of Humanity Ingrid Flare -London
Originally $174, Now $109
By the way... Nordstrom is currently selling them for $174

Diane von Furstenberg is totally hot these days. It's a good idea to splurge a little on one of her dresses. They are one of a kind and sure to grab attention. Tartan/plaid is always popular in the fall and I like that this combines that with the bustier which is particularly hot this season. This would be perfect for a Christmas party and it's almost 70% off!

Diane von Furstenberg Tartan Spaghetti Strap Bustier Dress
Originally $425, Now $129
Only in a size 8

Who doesn't love Marc Jacobs right now? There is something really interesting about this top that I like.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Tee
Originally $198, Now $59

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Party Style

Tis' the season to be fashionable! I have a couple holiday parties to go to and I've been scouring the internet for some cute dresses that still look festive (without making me look like Mrs. Claus a la Mean Girls). You can never go wrong with the little black dress, but I like something a little different for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

I really like this dress from Nordstrom. The black version of the dress is very cute and on sale, but this green version definitely reminds me of the holidays. I'm not a fan of tulle so if I buy it, I will probably cut it off.

Ruby Rox Tie Waist Party Dress
Also available in black and plum

Here is the black version, which is marked down to $39.90. Quite the steal...

I love the color and halter style of this dress, but they don't have it in my size. With the bow, it's like you'll be a satiny, chic, blue, present!

Ann Taylor Loft
Halter Dress With Bow
Originally $99, Now $59.99

When I think of the holidays, I think of the color red. The style of this dress is sweet and simple.

Elizabeth Dress
Also available in black and purple

Friday, November 21, 2008

'Tis The Season To Shop The J. Crew Holiday Sale

J. Crew's holiday sale is going on right now. Enjoy an extra 20% off markdown with code EXTRA20. Hurry! Extra 20% is only going on now through Monday!

Is your office freezing? Tired of being cold in class? Pick up this Jackie Cardigan. It comes in so many different colors!

J. Crew
Jackie Cardigan
Originally $64, Now $40 (after 20% code)

Sales, Sales, Everywhere!

I've made a new rule, I'm not allowed to go to the mall. It is way too tempting to go on a shopping spree with the sales everywhere. Retailers seem to be slashing prices every week. I've been alerted that J. Crew is offering an extra 50% sale items n store. I heard this was going on in Dallas, but check the store near you.

There are also a ton of friends and family sales going on now. Below are some coupon codes and links to printable coupons. Enjoy!

Ann Taylor (also works at LOFT and Factory Stores) - 30% off
11/20 - 11/23
printable coupon
online code FRIENDS08

Aeropostale -- 30% off
11/20 - 11/23
printable coupon
online code FRIENDS08

NY & Co. -- 30% off
11/20 - 11/26
printable coupon
online code 9815

Roxy QuickSilver - 40% off
11/20 - 11/23
printable coupon
online code FFN8

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Little Black Dress

The little black dress is a staple in every trendy girl's wardrobe and this time of the year is the perfect time to snag one, or two, or three... Below are a few of my picks from Forever 21.

This dress is perfect for the girl who wants to show off her shoulders. I also love the jewel detail.

Jewel Neck Satin Dress

This is for the girl who loves to sparkle and shine at the party.

Chiffon Yoke Sequin Dress

This is another take on the sequined dress. I actually like this one better. I like the mesh and the cinched in waist.

Sassy Sequin & Mesh Dress

This is for the girl who is grown up enough to realize that sometimes less really is more. This dress is so sweet and innocent looking. It conjures up images of Audrey Hepburn.

Amour Satin Dress

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ralph Lauren Rugby

Ralph Lauren launched their Rugby brand a few years ago. I would describe it as more high end than their Polo brand, but less than their Ralph Lauren Brand. If you like Rugby shirts then this is definitely the store for you! You can also make a custom rugby.

Never checked out Rugby? Now is the time! They are having a private sale in stores and online right now.

I really like this cashmere blend off shoulder sweater. What's not to love about Cashmere?

Originally $79.50, Now $54.99

I also really like this chapman striped oxford. Oxfords are great because I can wear them to work or dress them down on the weekends with a jean skirt.

Originally $75, Now $37.49

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kate Spade Private Sale And 10% Off

Click here for access to the Kate Spade private sale! I love the wallet below. It's the perfect price for a Christmas present for my sister. Plus use promo code goodluck1 for 10% off! Sale ends 11/14/08.

Vachetta Clinton Street Taryn
Originally $125, Now $69
Also available in lime, cappuccino, and black

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Savings and Sephora

Sorry for posting this late, but Sephora has their friends and family sale going on right now. Enter code FF2008 at checkout to receive 20% off plus 3 free samples. Get it all shipped for $5.95 or free with any purchase of $50 or more.

I clicked the "under$25" link and since I travel a lot during the holidays I liked this L'Occitane travel set. It includes some of L'Occitane's most popular products at a low price .

L'Occitane Shea To Go
$25 ($39 value)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas


Goodwills are everywhere and they have all sorts of things. For guys there are sport jerseys, military uniforms, western shirts, etc. For girls there are 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, clothes. I think it would be fun to have all your friends dress 80s plus you can wear leggings which just happen to be in style now.

Your Mom's Closet

You never know what you'll find in there. I am sure everyone's moms have some dated clothes. I've even seen some people go as their mom (wear their mom's work uniform).

Wiggin' Out

You don't need some super coordinated costume to have fun. Wear some random outfit and top it off with a hot pink wig. Those party wigs aren't too expensive and when else can you have hot pink hair?

Gift Wrapped

You could be "a gift from God!" Wrap yourself up with some fun paper, top yourself off with a bow and a tag saying from God and there you go. Easy and creative.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lacoste Half Off

Polo style shirts are classic. My favorite brands are Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, and Vineyard Vines. Fortunately for you, Nordstrom has Lacoste shirts in select colors 50% off. You can't resist them at this price! These would make great Christmas presents too. Note that Lacostes run a little small, so you might want to get one size larger than you normally wear.

Lacoste Short Sleeve Pique Polo
Originally $79.50, Now $39.90

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Alert

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale began today. Save up to 40% in stores and online. Do you have a Nordstrom credit card? If so, earn twice the reward points the first five days of the sale.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween On A Budget

Here are a few inexpensive ideas I have for Halloween costumes...

1) Kim Kardashian
Let's face it... baby got back! In fact she got more back than the average girl. The tip is stuffing, stuffing, and more stuffing. You don't want to leave the house without enough junk in your trunk. I think it would be funnier if you really exaggerated the booty.

Also, if you have a boyfriend, have him wear a Reggie Bush jersey. Without a boyfriend? Go as Dancing With The Stars Kim. Wear a dancer costume and flaunt the booty.

2) Paris Hilton
Ok I admit, this is getting a little played out, but it's easy. Wear a track suit, or a cute dress, long blonde hair, and carry a little doggy (the stuffed kind if you don't have a real one) in a purse.

If you have a boyfriend, he can be Benji Madden. Benji usually wears black jeans, white tshirt, a black hat, and lots of tattoos.

3) Nicole Ritchie
Nicole has been wearing a lot of bandannas around her forehead. Pair it with some gladiators and skinny jeans. You could also carry a baby.

4) Lindsay Lohan
This girl loves her leggings. She lives for leggings! Sport some leggings and a cute top with gladiators and a designer bag. You could have a girl friend dress as Lohan's girlfriend Samantha Ronson. Key to looking like Ronson -- sport the butch look. Short hair, hat, slim jeans, tshirt. She is a DJ so she could have big headphones around her neck.

OK so do you see a theme here? Go as a group of these best friends. You could also have some friends dress up as paparazzi.

Here are some non-celebrity ideas...

5) School girl
This is an oldie but goodie.

6) Grecian Princess
After this summer most of you have a pair of gladiators. I would pair it with an empire waist white dress and get some gold string from the craft store to tie around the waist. Also get some fake leaves from the craft store that you can fashion into a headband to wear around your head.

7) Olympian
The olympics were kind of a big deal this summer. If you're petite and blonde, go as Nastia Liukin. All you need a leotard and then make fake medals to put around your neck. If you have a boyfriend, he can go as Michael Phelps. Put a bunch of medals around his neck... eight to be exact and pair it with some swim trunks. You could also go as an olympic swimmer. Wear a one-piece and once again pair it with medals.

8) Sarah Palin
Ok I know I said no more celebrities, but I couldn't resist including her. There are different variations on the Palin look.

First there is the Tina Fey Palin: wear the suit, do your hair like Sarah and the glasses.

Then there's family Palin: She could dress as a hockey mom (hockey t and jeans), once again the hair and glasses. Then she would be accompanied by Bristol (have a friend dress all skanky carrying a liquor bottle and looking pregnant), and someone as her husband. The husband would dress like a hunter. If friends want to get in on it they can be Bristol (pregnant, skanky, liquor in hand), and the son (army) and young daughter (have her carry Palin's baby). Oh ya and don't forget Bristol's baby's daddy!

Hunter Palin: Camo gear and shot gun. Your boyfriend could dress as a moose!

Miss Alaska Palin: Prom dress, sash, and tiara.

9) Derby Girl
A lot of you probably already have a pair of short shorts, pair it with a cute tee and knee socks. If you have skates wear those too!

10) 80s Aerobics Instructor
We posted about colored tights and how hot they are. Pair some brightly colored tights with a leotard and a sweat band for a totally 80s look. Make sure you have big hair and lots of crazy makeup.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Victoria's Secret $10 Off Code

Receive $10 off any bra at Victoria's Secret valid through Sunday October 26th. Enter coupon code 10BRA. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Premium Denim - The Right Fit For You

I've mentioned that there are certain wardrobe items worth splurging on and premium denim is one of them. These jeans will last for years without tearing or stretching out. They come in a variety of styles and washes, so you are bound to find something flattering. A lot of cities have jean boutiques with jean bars. You know how sometimes you ask the bartender to make you a drink based on what you like? That is how the jean bar operates. You go in and tell the salesperson what you're looking for and she recommends various jeans. It's that simple.

No jean bar in your area? Too shy to tell the salesperson about all the flaws you're trying to hide in your jeans? Check out the Paige Premium Denim Fit Guide. You answer a few questions online and voila - Paige recommends styles for your body type. Paige is a pretty popular brand worn by celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Haircuts On A Budget

I have a friend who has the most beautiful hair ever and people always admire it and ask her where she gets it done. They are always shocked when they find out she gets her hair cut and colored at a beauty school. Since then I've asked around and a few of my other friends go to beauty schools too. And don't be too afraid, the students are supervised by a licensed professional when they cut your hair.

To find a list of beauty schools in your are you can search online or the old school way by looking in the yellow pages.

In fact, you can get a $5 this Saturday, which will raise money for a domestic abuse nonprofit organization. How awesome is that? You save tons of money and you're able to donate to a good cause. Click here to see if there is a location near you.

If you're curious, the beauty school my friend goes to is the Ogle school in Dallas.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tweed Under Ten

Two things are classic - tweed for fall and pencil skirts. Pair the two and add in the fact that it is under $10 and you've got a fabulous thrifty/trendy find! Check out the two styles from Forever 21 below.

Forever 21
Fab Tweed Skirt

Forever 21
Fab Belted Tweed Skirt

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Keep Your Legs Warm And Colorful This Fall

I posted awhile back on We Love Colors, a website that sells an array of colored tights starting at $12.50. Well, I just went to Target a couple days ago and bought some grey and plum tights. Each were only $5.99. At such a low price you can afford to buy tights of every color! They even have textured tights, footless tights, and leopard print tights. Check them out online or at your local Target.

Merona Opaque Tights
Also available in black, navy, purple, leopard print, footless, etc.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You Need This Tube Dress

I love a dress that has cinching at the waist. It is flattering on most bodies and instantly gives you the appearance of an hourglass shape. I also love the tube dress. It can be casual enough to wear by the pool or dressy enough to wear at night to dinner. In the day I pair it with flip flops. By night a pair it with wedge heels and a long necklace. Imagine my excitement when I found this one for $15 at Urban Outfitters. I'm tempted to get it in multiple colors.

Urban Outfitters
Lux Knit Tube Dress
Originally $48, Now $14.99 (Now that's a steal!)
Available in red, black, yellow, and turquoise

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sale Alert! Ann Taylor Loft Sale

Check out the Ann Taylor Loft Fall Sale. Prices are up to 60 % off!

I love the color and style of this dress. The skinny belt will cinch your waist and instantly give you an hourglass shape.

Dotted Dress With Ruffle Neck
Originally $69, Now $49

We've posted about florals and this one is really cute. It also has a cute skinny belt like the dress above.

Floral Print Dress With Ruffle Neck
Originally $69, Now $49.99

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shake Your Bootie!

Booties first emerged last fall and now they are back in action, and check out the oxford bootie for a fresh look.

How cute are these? These are the booties I imagine Elle Woods or Barbie to wear. Make them pop by pairing them with a black dress.

Madden Girl Nadia Satin Oxford
$39.95 (compare to $55)
Color too bright? Don't fret! Also available in black and blue.

Below is a cute and affordable oxford bootie from Target. The reviews are really good for it.

Isaac Mizrahi Ariel Patent Oxford Booties

This last pair of booties are kinda funky and I like them a lot! They have a really good review and they're on sale. How can you resist?

Famous Footwear
Rampage Direct Jacqueline
Originally $59.99, Now $54.99
Also available in black

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Asymmetrical Emmy Awards Style

Remember our post on asymmetrical being in right now? Well we were right. Check out these lovely ladies at the Emmy Awards rockin the one shoulder look.

Vanessa Williams with her asymmetrical strap
Dress by Kevan Hall

How stunning is Christina Applegate here?
Dress by Reem Acra

Heidi Klum's interesting take on the asymmetrical look
Dress by Armani

Heidi still looking beautiful in a dress designed by Project Runway winner Christian Siriano.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

90210 - Annie's Style

How many of you are ashamed to admit you actually like the new 90210? I know I am. I grew up watching the original and I just had to give this one a chance, well for Brenda and Kelly's sake! while watching the episode, I thought Annie looked really cute at school in her floral dress. Check out my Annie inspired finds...

This is a slightly different style and different colors than Annie's, but I like how this one is also paired with a cardigan

Delias Caitlin Dress

This one is also a little different style, but it has flowers on a white fabric like Annie's. I think the style of this is really cute and what makes it a super thrifty find? It's on sale! Yay!

Delias Nicolette Dress
Originally $44.50, Now $29.99

OMG is the only way to describe this pick. This dress is marked down to $9.99. You know your dinner last weekend was probably more than $9.99. What's even better is that it's available in all sizes. Snap this one up before it is gone.

Delias Tessa Halter Dress
Originally $44.50, Now $9.99

This dress is also different from Annie's, but it is an amazing steal. The comments on it are very positive, and someone said they found it in the store for $9.99! Even at $19.99 it's still a good value.

Target Isaaz Mizrahi Floral Chintz Dress
Originally $39.99, Now $19.99

Alba Sporting A Starry Scarf

Remember our post on fall scarves? Well we featured a cute star print scarf from Forever 21 and check out Jessica Alba sporting her own star print scarf...