Thursday, May 28, 2009

Urban Outfitters $5 or Less Sale

First there were $5 footlongs and now Urban Outfitters have items on sale for $5 or less in-stores and online. Check it out soon, sale ends Sunday May, 31st!

I'm always looking for cute little clutches to hold my stuff on a night out and this once caught my eye. The reviews for it are pretty good too.

Ecote Curved Kisslock Wallet
Originally $28, Now $4.99

OK, this isn't something you can wear, but it's something your keys can "wear." When I moved away for college my keyring started filling up with extra keys (an apartment key, mailbox key, etc.) I'm going to get one of these to stick on my apartment key instead of randomly trying keys in the lock when I come home after a crazy night out with my friends. (You know what I mean)

Lucha Libre Keycaps - 2 Pack
Originally $6, Now $4.99

You all should know by now that I have a "thang" for headbands. Maybe it's because of my obsession with Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. This is definitely a headband I could see Blair sporting on the Upper East Side.

Elastic Lace Bow Headwrap

Originally $18, Now $4.99

Friday, May 22, 2009

$1 Flip Flop Event At Old Navy

Hurry out to Old Navy tomorrow, solid flip flops are only $1. There's a limit of 5 pairs per customer, but at this price, you can get enough colors to match all of your outfits this summer.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Clinique Bonus Time!

I always time my makeup purchases with the free gifts. Who doesn't love free gifts? This is by far the cutest makeup bag I have ever seen in a free gift. It's designed by Trina Turk and filled with her favorites. Head out to Nordstrom, spend $25 at the Clinique counter and this bag filled with goodies can be yours today!

  • - Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips (1.7 oz.)
  • - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (1 oz.)
  • - Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy
  • - Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Sun Burst
  • - Lash Doubling Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • - Different Lipstick in Tenderheart
  • - Superfit Makeup (0.5 oz.)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sandals Season - Flats Where It's At!

Hey ladies! Memorial Day is fast approaching and soon summer will be upon us. It's time to hit the salon for a pedicure and slide on a new pair of sandals. Today's post will feature some of my favorite summer flats, but be on the lookout for some fabulous sexy summer heels.

I really like the bright pink color with the jewel accent on these cute sandals from Payless.

Treasure Jeweled Sandal
Also available in black

I love the fringe on this sandal. I've been seeing this everywhere and at Payless, the price is just right for my budget.

Scarlet Fringe Sandal
Also available in blue

The gladiator style is still in this season and so are metallics. This Payless sandal is perfect in that it combines both!

Mia Gladiator Sandal

I remember in the 80s my mom wore sandals that looked EXACTLY like these. I guess everything really does come back in style at some point. According to the reviews on, everyone that owns a pair of these loves them.

Mossimo Winnahurache - Multicolor
Also available in brown, white, and bronze

These are also available at Target and they're a different take on the gladiator sandal. I love the patent leather on these. I would probably buy the black and/or mustard ones.

Mossimo Penina Gladiator Sandals
Also available in tan, mustard, champagne, plum, and turquoise

If you want a more traditional gladiator sandal in a non-metallic color, check out these from Target.

Mossimo Pauline Gladiaor Sandals
Also available in bronze snake, and pewter

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Celebratin' Mom With Brunch

Don't forget about your mom this Sunday - it's Mother's Day! Most of the usual brunch places have a special Mother's Day brunch, but I was shocked at how expensive some of them were. I have a better idea... wake up early, pick up some yummy foods from the grocery and some flowers and have your own brunch at home.

Below are some of my ideas for this fabulous Mother's Day brunch:

1) Flowers

You don't have to spend a lot of money on huge arrangements, get your mom whatever her favorite flower is. Still unsure? Get her some tulips. Tulips usually last a week and they come in such pretty colors. They're also reasonably priced. I'm also really into calla lilies and hydrangeas. Both look good without a lot of filler flowers. Another option is to get her a potted orchid. Many of the grocery stores near me sell them for around $20. I bought one for my mom three years ago and it still is alive.

Ordering flowers online? I would say the most popular online sites are 1-800 Flowers, ProFlowers, and FTD. Be sure to check for a coupon code (e.g. type into Google the words "FTD coupon codes")

2) Cocktails

The popular brunch cocktail is the mimosa. I absolutely love mimosas, but my favorite kind is the blood orange mimosa. I just buy blood orange juice (go to Whole Foods or Central Market) and then add champagne. It's not necessary to buy expensive champagne for mimosas, but don't buy the cheapest. I usually buy Korbel.

Here is Anthony Bourdain's recipe for a blood orange mimosa.

1 bottle Krug champagne
2 cups blood-orange juice, freshly squeezed
8 blood-orange slices

Preparation Instructions
Mix the champagne with the blood-orange juice in a large jug. Garnish each glass with a slice of orange.

3) Food

I feel like pancakes are one of the easiest breakfast items to make. It's fine to use Bisquick pancake mix if you top it with really good maple syrup, or top your pancakes with fruits. Speaking of fruits, I love a fruit salad with my breakfast. Head out to the grocery store and pick up whatever fruits are on sale, or stick to a theme. For a tropical fruit salad buy pineapple, papaya, and kiwi. For a berry salad combine strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Frittatas are another popular brunch item and they are pretty easy to make. Here is a simple recipe. Note that the recipe calls for goat cheese, but if you don't like goat cheese, I think a good substitute would be feta cheese.

Spinach Frittata Recipe (Courtesy of Simply Recipes)
Click the title above for preparation pictures.


* 1 lb spinach leaves (about 2 bunches), cleaned, chopped
* 1 Tbsp olive oil
* 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
* 1 large clove garlic, minced
* 9 large eggs
* 2 Tbsp milk
* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* Sun-dried tomatoes, about 2 Tbsp chopped
* Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
* 3 oz goat cheese


1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Cook spinach in 1/4 cup of water in a covered saucepan until just wilted, a couple minutes. Drain water and set aside.

3 In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and Parmesan cheese. Add in chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.

4 Sauté onions in olive oil in an oven-proof, stick-free skillet, until translucent, about 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Add garlic and cook a minute further. Add cooked spinach and mix in with onions and garlic.