Monday, September 1, 2014

Sale alert: J.Crew 30% off + Free Shipping

I'm sure you've been inundated with labor day sale posts throughout the blogosphere but this one was too good not to share and is only for 24 hrs. Get 30% off your purchase of $125+ plus free shipping on everything with code 24HOURS. This includes full price and sale items! It's a great time to pick up shoes, Fall/Winter coats and new arrivals. Here are my picks:
- Valentina patent d'Orsay pumps (I have the neon peach and love)
- Seamed cotton dress (2 colors)
- Majesty peacoat (I have sandstone from a couple years ago)
- Shelby satchel in navy
Happy shopping!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

From Where I Stand Outfits

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Dress: ASOS (buy here)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Clutch: Kate Spade (similar here and here)
Bracelet: c/o Ily Couture (buy here)
Polish: O.P.I 
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Blazer: H&M (similar here)
Skirt: TJMaxx (similar here)
Purse: Tory Burch
Shoes: J.Crew (buy here
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Tee: J.Crew (similar)
Skirt: c/o Zappos (buy here)
Bracelet: c/o Ily Couture (buy here)
Clutch: Clare Vivier
Shoes: Nine West (buy here)
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Skirt: Loft (buy here)
Shirt: H&M
Blazer: H&M 
Clutch: H&M (similar here)
Shoes: J.Crew (similar)
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Skirt: H&M {old}
Tee: J.Crew
Shoes: Kate Spade 
Purse: Kate Spade
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Skirt: Loft (similar)
Top: Banana Republic (similar)
Clutch: Ann Taylor (similar)
Bangle: c/o Stella & Dot (buy here)
Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Distressed Denim, Lace and Leopard

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Top: TJMaxx (similar here and here and here)
Jeans: Gap - size 24P (similar here and here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (buy here and cheaper here)
Clutch: Clare Vivier (buy here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Lipstick: YSL #8 fetish pink 
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Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the last bits of Summer! Today's outfit was taken a couple months ago and I almost forgot about them. I love adding feminine touches like lace and heels to distressed denim. It's a good way to stay casual yet still girly.
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Outfit layout - H&M floral dress + Nine West Sandals
Sandals: Nine West - size 5 (buy here)
Necklace: c/o Ily Couture
Purse: Kate Spade
On another note, I need your help! I've been looking for an XS in this H&M dress {style # 069195, $34.95} and can't seem to find it online or in stores near me. The size smalls fits okay but loose in the shoulders and chest. The XS would definitely fit perfectly. It's work appropriate and can be worn casually. I love it to pieces and must find my size! The pattern is adorable and the fabric is fantastic. It's a cross between a scuba/neoprene material and doesn't wrinkle at all. I can see this transitioning into Fall with tights and booties. If you could let me know if you see it online or in stores - I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much! :)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Instagram Pics and Quick Reviews

H&M Tweed Blazer and Nine West Sandals
Blazer: H&M - size 2 (buy here)
Shoes: Nine West - size 5 (buy here)
I'm in love with this H&M tweed blazer! I'm a sucker for tweed and this is going to be perfect for Fall/Winter. I adore the color, fabric and the faux leather trim details. It's fully lined and nice quality. I like that it's totally different than my other blazers and has a bit of an edge to it (but still classy). I can see this dressed up for work and also worn casually with skinny jeans and boots. The size 2 fits me well but the sleeves are long and will need to be taken up. There are no buttons so it'll be an easy fix which I can do myself. These Nine West sandals are amazing! They fit me perfectly and I love the blush color. All sizes are still available and comes in black too! You can buy it here.
Instagram Pics and Reviews
J.Crew  - size 5 (buy here)
Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Clutch: Clare Vivier (buy here)
The moment I saw these, I knew they had to be in my life. Pink, scalloped and J.Crew - yes yes and yes. I was disappointed that they are not made in Italy but instead made in Brazil. I love that J.Crew shoes are made in Italy because the quality is amazing (Brazil isn't too shabby either) and the sizing is perfect for me. I wore these out for an entire day and I'm happy to report they are pretty comfortable. I didn't get any blisters and my feet didn't hate me afterwards. These are not as snug as my other J.Crew size 5 shoes but I don't have a gap in the back heel so I'd say order 1/2 size up from your normal size. Those of you who have narrow feet, these may be an issue. It's a little loose around the sides and I have normal-wide feet.
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You know I can't resist polka dots right? Well these are so adorable that I had to add them to my shoe collection. I was concerned that it said these run on the larger side but I took a chance and I'd say they are true to size. Once I put insoles in, they fit just fine with a tiny gap in the back. It's white leather with black suede polka dots and a perfect 3.5" heel. I did notice some minor marks on both the left and right foot which was disappointing especially for this price point. I expect them to be perfect! 
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ASOS - size 00P (buy here)
Purse: Kate Spade (buy here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
Shirt: H&M 
I love a good pleated skirt but I was very disappointed when this skirt arrived. It was so thin (even with the lining) that you could see right through. I tried it with a nude slip and that didn't seem to help either. The waist measures 11" across and total length is 27". I love a good midi skirt but this was far too long on someone my height (5' tall). I wanted to love it but unfortunately it had too many issues.
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Floppy hat: Nordstrom (buy here)
Eyeshadow: Lancome (similar)
Eyebrow pencil: Dior
Mascara: Lancome
Powder brush: Chanel 
Eyeliner: MAC in blacktrack
Concealer: Lancome (similar)
Blush: Chanel
Falsies: Ardell wispies
Nail polish: O.P.I
Eye cream: Kiehl's
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Dress: c/o Shabby Apple {shrunken and slimmed} - size 0 (buy here)
Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot (buy here)
Hat: Nordstrom (buy here)
Shoes: J.Crew (similar here)
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Shirt: H&M 
Left: Express - size 00 (buy here *on sale for 40% off*Right: Express - size 00 (buy here)
This floral skirt is a new version of my other skirt (see here). I love both floral prints and the fit so much that I'm considering getting this one too! Would that be wrong? Size 00 fits someone my size perfectly and the floral skirt has pockets! The lace one is slightly sheer but super pretty in real life. I wish the length was longer on both. Would recommend. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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