Outfits Under $50

April 23, 2016 by  
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I’m always on the lookout for a good bargain.  Most of my scores are found at my favorite spots like Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx and Ross but I will shop anywhere at anytime as long as it has the right fit.  Lately I’ve been noticing that a lot of my outfits have been ranging from about $50-$100 so I decided to share my top 5 under $50 and next month $100. To start things off I decided to go with my latest buy a chambray top from Walmart.  I already have a bunch of chambray tops (one with polka dots, one with florals and a thick dark denim one that I sometimes use as a little jacket) so I wasn’t looking to buy more.  However, I walked by the  clearance rack at Walmart and spotted this light weight studded chambray top for $9 and I had to have it.  At $9 it’s got all the right details, a studded collar that I love, tab sleeves and the fabric is light enough to wear all year. Thinking it would be great to wear as a beach cover up… I have lots of plans for it but this time I wanted to pair it up with a mini and my brown sandals.  Not bad for an entire outfit under $50. 🙂

What I’m Wearing:

Chambray Top – $9 at Walmart

 Mini Skirt – $7.99 at Ross
Sandals (also seen here) – $24.99 from a local boutique
Necklace – $5 from a Brooklyn boutique wish I could remember the name of the store
Clutch c/o meet mark
Bracelet c/o Twisted SIlver

Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt For Day & Night

February 25, 2016 by  
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A little black dress is a closet staple but a little black dress that’s also a skirt and minimizes my waist and midriff is just genius!  When I first got the Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt I immediately worried that it was going to be one of those suffocating fabrics – but it’s not.  Sure it’s snug, but just snug enough to slim all the right spots.  The more you play around with it the better it looks and what totally had me hooked was how when I realized that it held up the “little girls” and we all know that’s not an easy task.  I wouldn’t say I would be able to go braless in it BUT any strapless bra would do (unlike other strapless dresses without support where I have to search high and low for maximum support).   I’m obsessed with this dress!  The fabric is a matte black making it super easy to dress up or down.  It stays put which is important for me because I plan on wearing it on the dance floor and it’s machine washable.  I could go son and on!  It’s the perfect dress to pack on any vacation, for a night out on the town or under a blazer for a sexy office look.   For more info on Sassybax’s Convert A Skirt visit www.sassybax.com

What I’m Wearing:


Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt c/o Sassybax

Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls (also seen here)

New Attitude Necklace c/o Twisted Silver

Sunglasses – $10 from Ross

Animal Print Crossover Bag – $7.99 at Ross

Platform Booties – $20 at Michael Antonio


Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt c/o Sassybax

Chiffon Kimono – $5 at T.J.Maxx

Patent Belt – $7 from Forever 21

 Pointy Toe Pumps – $25.50 from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)

Ring c/o meet mark

Zipper Accented Satchel $25 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)


Celebrity Copycat: Kendall Jenner’s Look for less!

February 24, 2016 by  
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Kendall Jenner’s outfit is perfect for a freezing winter day!  I love how she gave her winter basics a glam touch by layering  a faux fur vest over them.  Easy to recreate with must have pieces that you probably have in your closet but if not check out my picks below.

kendall jenners look for less

Boyfriend Coat – $130 at ShopMango.com | Denim Jacket – $39 at HM.com | Faux Fur Vest – $130 at Topshop.com | Booties – $30 at Zara.com | Satchel – $35 at Kohls.com | Aviators – $9.99 at Shopzerouv.com

The Formula: Denim Jacket

February 24, 2016 by  
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~ The Formula: Denim Jacket ~

Still one of my favorite dresses.

Whenever I want to look pulled together but not too dressy I throw on a denim jacket.  I’ve had this dress from Ross for years and I’ve worn it solo during the summer, with sweaters and tights when it’s cold but my favorite is with denim.  I was originally going to wear my deeper blue Levi’s jacket (seen here) but I thought the distressed one from American Eagle went way better with the boho vibe. Tip:  If you’re lucky enough to get casual Friday’s at work, a denim jacket is an easy replacement for a suit or blazer and you can wear it with any skirt or pants.

What I’m Wearing:

Dress $14.99 from Ross

Distresses Denim Jacket  $39.99 from American Eagle (also seen here)

Crossbody Bag c/o meet mark

Bangles/cuff $12.99 from Macy’s

Penny Wayfarer sunglasses c/o Stunglasses.com

Wedges from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)

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NYFW: Go Backstage with TRESemmé **sponsored

September 9, 2015 by  
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I love this time of the year! Fall is right around the corner and New York Fashion Week is about to begin!! This year TRESemmé (my go-to for all my hair needs) is celebrating its 15th season as the New York Fashion Week official hair care sponsor. To celebrate the fabulous milestone,  TRESemmé, the #1 styling brand in the US, will have a few custom built salons and will be offering guest complimentary styling that will be inspired by some of the runways best past and present hair styles using TRESemmé’s products. How cool is that?

NYFW: Go Backstage with TRESemmé

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This year TRESemmé’s sponsored show line-up includes an amazing roster of designers like Rachel Zoe, Rebecca Minkoff, Banana Republic, BCBG, Dian Von Furstenberg and many more!! TRESemmé’s online NYFW access will allow fashion lovers from around the world to tune in to NYFW in real time with behind-the-scenes footage, runway views as well as professional tips on all the latest styles in fashion, beauty and trends. In addition to all the exciting things TRESemmé will have to offer during NYFW, they will also be partnering with six digital style and beauty influencers who will showcase the latest hair trends within TRESemmé’s series called Style Setters. These six influencers will be TRESemmé NYFW ambassadors and will showcase their own personal backstage access, latest hair styles and many more NYFW goodies!

So bummed I’m not going to be able to make it to NYFW this year, but, I’m looking forward to be able to keep up with all the fun online thanks to TRESemmé!

Watch all the latest videos via TRESemmé Youtube channel

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by TRESemmé, but the opinion expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TRESemmé.

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

August 28, 2015 by  
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This post is sponsored by Target.

~ Personalize School Uniforms in 123 ~

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

I’ve never experienced the ease of having any of my kids wear uniforms to school. We’ve always shopped for outfits they liked and added pieces throughout the year. This year, my son Robert has both options, you can wear a uniform or a more personalized form of uniform, which means on one day he can wear his uniform, khakis and a polo, and the next day, wear his polo with his favorite jeans from Target. His school is pretty flexible as long as we follow the guidelines and I have got to be honest, I’ve never been so excited! With all the new stylish back-to-school-apparel and uniforms that can easily be mixed and matched at Target I knew this would be not only fun to shop for but easy AND affordable!

Initially, Robert was hesitant on having to wear a uniform but because of the flexibility the school is offering, he’s able to still express his individual style. We picked a classic navy blue polo, dark wash skinny jeans (which he’s obsessed with), a few button-ups for layering and we even included some of last year’s tees to compliment his outfits. The idea was to have him look ready for school with a stylish, personal touch!

For his first look we kept it simple with his blue polo layered over a striped tee, rolled up skinny jeans (his idea) and slip on sneakers. Doesn’t he look cute?!

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

In the second fall inspired look, we took a few more back-to-school key pieces from Target and layered his look with a button-up and tee.

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

Personalize School Uniforms in 123

With Target’s stylish back-to-school-apparel and newly redesigned “comfy jeans”, Robert can relax knowing that he can still let his stylish side shine even with a uniform. Looks like I now have a shopping buddy for my weekly Target runs!


Target makes going back to school easy.

Must Have Stylish Pieces For The Busy Mom

June 29, 2015 by  
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Having versatile pieces in my wardrobe is a crucial part of making my morning school day routines run smooth.See some of my favorite pieces below.

Check out Must Have Stylish Pieces For The Busy Mom

by Jasmine Espinal at Mode

What are your favorite go to pieces in your closet?

Celebrity Copycat: Jordana Brewster’s Look for Less!

June 22, 2015 by  
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A playful polka dress like Jordana Brewster’s is perfect for hot summer days. Paired with birkenstocks like sandals it’s a laid back casual look you can wear any time. I recreated her look for less but I also added an additional more feminine version with a polka dot wrap dress and wedges. Same adorable look two different ways. How would you wear a polka dress?

Celebrity Copycat: Jordan Brewster's Look for Less!

Look 1: Polka Shift Dress – $14 at HM.com | Slides – $64 at JildorShoes.com | Satchel – $50 at Avenue.com | Cole Haan Sunglasses – $35 at NordstromRack.com | Watch – $50 at 6PM.com

Look 2: Polka Dot Wrap Dress – $80 at Modcloth.com | Platform Wedges – $32 at Lulus.com | Satchel – $50 at Avenue.com | Cole Haan Sunglasses – $35 at NordstromRack.com | Watch – $50 at 6PM.com


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East Dane & Shopbop Friends & Family Event

April 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

If you missed East Dane & Shopbop’s Spring sale or you’re looking to get a head start on your summer wardrobe then you’re in luck because today they’ve kicked off their Friends and Family big sale event! Details and favorite picks below.

East Dane & Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

The sale begins April 7th 7AM EST (New York Time)
and ends on April 12th 4AM EST.

See all details here


East Dane & Shop Bop Friends & Family Event

Free People Dress | Club Monaco Blouse | Platforms | Necklace | Valley Eye Wear Sunglasses 

East Dane & Shop Bop Friends & Family Event

Vince Linen Pants | White Shirt | Sneakers | Ray Bans

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Sarah Jessica Parker AKA Carrie Style Favorites

March 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

In honor of Sarah Jessica Parker I decided to put together a bunch of her fabulous outfits from Sex and the City. Happy Birthday SJP!

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