Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring Break Style

I love going on trips in the spring, and in a couple weeks, I'm heading to Mexico. I can't wait to lay out by the pool and sip tropical drinks, but before I head on my big trip, I need to hit the mall.

Swimsuits - You can't go on spring break without one. As in previous posts, I think Target is the best place to get your new swimsuit. They're inexpensive and super duper cute. Here are a couple that I really like.

Xhilaration Juniors Stripe Bikini - Turquoise/White

In case you're a one piece kind of girl, you'll be poppin' in this purple suit:

Merona Bandeau Shirred One Piece - Purple

Flip Flops - My absolute favorite flip flops are Havianas. Sometimes I find them on sale at Nordstrom Rack, and at Urban Outfitters. I could walk all over the place in them, and I love that they come in so many different colors. I love these metallic ones from Zappos.

Havianas Top Metallic


Sunblock - Never lay out by the pool without protecting your skin and your face. I usually use a cheaper sunblock like Hawaiian Tropic on my body and a more expensive one for my face, because I don't want my pores to get all clogged up from the sunblock. Sephora has some great sunblocks.

At under $20, this is a great choice. Clinique is a great brand, it's oil-free and best of all, it is SPF 40. I wouldn't use anything less than SPF 30 on my face if I was laying out by the pool. It's also got antioxidants and it can be used under makeup as a primer.

Clinique Super City Block


Gaultier Does Target

I love it when Target partners with high fashion designers to bring the masses affordable clothes. Well, they've done it again. Head to your local Target March 7 to snag some threads by French designer John Paul Gaultier.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just Another Etsy Monday

Woo hoo! It's Monday! Ok, I'm being a tad sarcastic. Mondays are the worst of days, but I'm going to try to make them a little more fun by trying something new. Every Monday I'm going to post something for sale at Not familiar with Etsy? Girl, where have you been? It's a neat site with everything from arts and crafts to vintage purses to furniture. There's no need to drive around sifting through junk at thrift stores, just check out some of the great (cheap) vintage finds on Etsy.

With Valentine's Day approaching, I decided to look at some handmade cards for sale, and imagine my surprise when I came up with the card below. Turns out this card also caught someone's eye at the NY Times, because they featured it. Click here to buy it.

Ribcage with Heart $9

Here's another fun card I found that you can just print out from your computer. Click here to buy.

Optical Illusion Valentine $4

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Making The World A Better Place One Shoe At A Time

You need a new pair of shoes and so do needy children, so why not solve both problems by buying a pair of TOMS. I had never heard of these shoes, but I went to a super bowl party where someone was wearing a pair. They looked so comfy that I had to know what kind of shoes they were and he told me that for every pair of TOMS you buy, they donate a pair to a child in need. How cool is that? Click here to learn about the company.

The Ash Canvas is the style that seems to be the most popular and they're only $44!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sephora Free Shipping This Weekend

I know everyone is trying to keep warm this weekend, but take advantage of some online deals. This weekend only, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more at Sephora. Just enter code TOUCHDOWN at checkout.

Also, what's great about Sephora is the free samples. Who doesn't love free samples? Plus, not happy with your purchase? Sephora makes things easy, because they offer free returns, online or in the store.

With so many products, it's hard to figure out what to buy. My recomendation is the Marc Jacobs Lola gift set for $70 ($107 value). Lola is Marc Jacobs' newest fragrance. It's a floral scent with vanilla undertones.

For something closer to $25, I recommend the Stila Lip Glaze Collection. At $25 ($80 value) this is a steal. It includes 8 different lip glosses and Stila is a really good brand. Still unsure? Check out all the good reviews.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Designer Wardrobe Without The Designer Pricetag

If you're like me, you love Diane Von Furstenburg, but you can't afford a DVF dress. Well, good news ladies, in the spirit of Bag, Borrow, and Steal there is a new site called Rent The Runway where you can rent dresses for a fraction of the retail price. Keep the dress for either 4 or 8 days and then send it back in the provided envelope. They take care of the dry cleaning and any minor mishaps. Click here to check it out.

Looks like there's a waiting list for membership to the site, so be sure to register with your email address today so you can get a spot on the wait list.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why You Need To Shop At Nordstrom Rack

One day I was driving around and I saw a store named Nordstrom Rack. I had always been a huge fan of Nordstrom, but what was this Nordstrom Rack? I pulled into the parking lot and walked into the store. To my amazement there were all sorts of clothes from the Nordstrom store on discount. Everything from designer handbags to jeans to jewelry to shoes. Since then (that was a few years ago), I've seen new Nordstrom Racks pop up all over the place. Click here to see if there is one near you.

Most recent Nordstrom Rack purchases include Seven jeans, Joe's jeans, Betsey Johnson PJs, and Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year = New Wardrobe?

Ok, I know I have posted in a long time, but it's a new year and one of my resolutions is to resurrect this blog.

Over the next few days I plan to post a preview of the hottest fashion trends for this spring, Highlight some fashion books, and share my favorite clothes with you.

The holidays might be over, but I think the "season for giving" is the one season that lasts all year. Now that it is a new year, it is time to organize you closet. Between the holiday sales and Christmas presents, I'm having to shuffle things around to make room for all the new clothes/shoes I've gotten. In order to make room for all of this, I'm letting go of some things I have worn in quite some time. A good rule of thumb is, if you haven't worn it in a year, it's time to get rid of it. My first stop is a local thrift store like Buffalo Exchange. They will actually pay you for your old clothes. Whatever they don't take I drop off at Goodwill.