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

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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Pinspiration: Fall Florals

September 2, 2014 by  
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I usually only wear florals in some form of accessory during the spring and summer but this year the dainty feminine print is big for fall. Look for florals with a dark glamorous twist and pair it with all your favorite rich fall colors like forest greens, mustard yellow and winter whites. Below are some amazing street style inspiration and some pieces that I love.

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

 

Pinspiration: Fall Florals

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Pinspiration: Fall Florals

Floral Bomber – $24 at Boohoo.com | Floral Flats – $34.99 at Modcloth.com | Floral Watch – $75 at Karmaloop.com | Floral Midi Skirt – $15 at CharlotteRusse.com | Floral Fringe Clutch – $42.99 at 6PM.com

Maxi Dress From Day To Night

November 21, 2013 by  
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned this pregnancy it’s that a maxi dress is your best friend.  I’ve always worn them but never have I appreciated them as much as I have these past couple of months.  Besides being the comfiest thing to wear in between sizes, they’re SO versatile and great for post baby as well.  This one from meet mark has been sitting in my closet forever because it was too big but now it’s a real life saver. I LOVE the blue and its lace cap sleeves.  I’ve worn it a ton of times in so many different ways for day and night.  For day I wear it with my green anorak, chain link necklace and my one of my favorite lucky brand bag (which comes in handy to when switching out heels for flats when your feet can’t take it anymore). For night, I just added a sparkly necklace, metallic satchel and took off the jacket.

What I’m Wearing: Blue Maxi Dress c/o meet mark | Green Anorak from Ross (also seen here) | Clear Stone Necklace (also seen here)  $10 from Target| Gold Satchel also seen here – $8.98 from Target.com | Chain Link Necklace c/o Twisted Silver | Animal Print Heels  – $14.99 at Target.com | Bag from Lucky Brand | Timex watch c/o Timex | Penny Wayfarer Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Stun Sunglasses

 

 

Glasses: The Necessary Accessory

October 17, 2013 by  
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I can vividly remember the first time I was told that I needed glasses.  It was the day of my 17th birthday and after a brief moment of panic, I decided on giving myself the gift of a quirky Lisa Loeb makeover and set out to find the perfect pair glasses to go with my new look .  My first pair of glasses were a cat eye shaped pair by Armani and cost a whopping $400 (fortunately the purchase of glasses coincided with my getting a drivers license so my mom thankfully helped out). I wore them proudly for 2 years before I branched out and decided to try different styles to go with my outfits.  I loved the idea of wearing glasses and they became a integral part of my accessorizing.

Not much has changed since then – I still wear glasses – but my selection of frames has evolved over the years. Currently black frames are my go to pair and I accessorize around them.  Oftentimes glasses are the first thing that people notice, so why not make them fun and a extension of your personality!  Look for discount eyeglassesso that you can buy multiple pairs to play with. Below are two outfits for day and night that I built around  chic glasses.

Day

A classic pair of black nerdy chic frames will never go out of style and they are perfect to wear with just about anything. I paired them up with a leather jacket, jeans and booties for a edgier feel.

Night

These animal print frames are very similar to the ones I first had and I still love them!  I like the idea of these glasses dressed for a sexy studious look.  A midi length dress is the first thing I envisioned it with and of course red pumps….flawless!

 

Glasses no longer have a stigma…they’re stylish fun and sexy…now’s the time to flaunt them!

Mi Instalife: 6/27-7/3

July 3, 2013 by  
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I’ve been pretty busy moving and getting radjusting to my new house.  I haven’t been able to take any photos of outfits and its been raining for about two weeks straight but I’ve been trying to snap some pics.  Check out some of my Instagram shots below

In the middle of a food run for the hungry movers I found this striped piggy at Walmart and had to have it!

Even though I didn’t do any major lifting I still needed a break. 🙂

Here’s William with his new guitar.  I still remember when he was three how he would wake up every morning put on his Shrek cd, grab his little guitar and sing his heart out.  🙂

One of the very first things I hung was my favorite metallic mirror.

It’s been raining on and off for almost two weeks…I love it and I also love the new view from my backyard.

During the move I happen to find a box of old shoes and in it were my gold metallic flats that I’ve been looking for.  YAY! 🙂

 

Hope everyone has a fun Fourth of July!

Rebecca Minkoff Ragini Slide Sandals

May 16, 2013 by  
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When it comes to summer heels I like them to have a casual feel but still give me the sexy height.  For the most part wedges do the trick, but sometimes I want a little more oomph and while looking around for a pair to wear all summer I found these Ragini Slide Sandals by Rebecca Minkoff and I instantly fell in love!  What I like about this pair is that they manage to have every single detail that I was looking for: the wooden stacked heel is comfy and has the casual look I wanted, the ankle strap is dainty and the gold trim glams it up.  I’m definitely going to be wearing these babies a whole lot!

What I’m Wearing:

Dress – $24.99 at Forever 21

Denim Jacket (also seen here) – $39.99 at American Eagle

Belts (also seen here) – $10.99 at Charlotte Russe

Rebecca Minkoff Ragini Slide Sandals c/o Shop Bop

Necklace c/o my dad for Mother’s Day 🙂

Penny Wayfarer Sunglasses (also seen here) c/o Stun Sunglasses

High-Low Floral Top

May 13, 2013 by  
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For the past  week or so the temp here in Florida has been in the 90’s, but luckily we got a short break from the heat and humidity and it’s an easy breezy 80 outside.  What does sthat mean for me?  For one, it’s the chance to wear something other than shorts and a tank!  I originally bought this floral high-low top to wear  over a white mini dress, but I pulled out my “skinny” skinny jeans and they actually fit…I was so excited that I threw them on instead.

What I’m Wearing:

High-Low Floral Top – $14.99 at Ross

Skinny Jeans – $29.99 at American Eagle

Wedges (also seen here) – $24.99 Local Boutique

Bag c/o Lucky Brand

Necklace c/o meet mark

Bangles $7 at Walmart

Crush Necklace wrapped around my wrist c/o Twisted Silver

 

Summer Ready Skin With Walgreens & Night at the W

May 9, 2013 by  
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I’m on a first name basis with the beauty consultant at Walgreens (Brenda) and have been for quite a few years. She’s always so helpful and quick to point out any new products that I might like. So when I was asked to review some Neutrogena products I was so excited! Brenda knows I love me my mascara and the fact that I go through an enormous amount, so as soon as I asked her which Neutrogena products she would recommend her immediate response was the NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.  I then told her that with the summer heat starting to get a bit intense my current eyeliner was smudging way too easily – so she recommended NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eyeliner  (and because she knows me so well she grabbed Neutrogena’s new revitalizing lip balm as well).

The NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are amazing! I wish I could have gotten the tub but they were out so I got the refill pack instead. Because I have sensitive eyes, I buy tons of cleansing towelettes and most other products are dry and scratchy.  These were so soft and it slid my makeup right off which is important for me because I use a lot of mascara.  The towelettes did the job!  They were strong enough to remove it all but sensitive enough for my eyes.

When Neutrogena says its eyeliner won’t fade boy do they mean it!  I really put the NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eyeliner to the test.  I did my usual cat eye and it glided so effortlessly that it made my usual clumsy job look flawless! Then I headed out for a night of dancing and it lasted all night even through my sweating. 🙂

The NEUTROGENA® Revitalizing Lip Balm was probably my favorite item and I’m so happy Brenda pointed it out.  It’s got all the bells and whistles wrapped into one handy lip balm: it leaves my lips soft, has a slight tint and is SPF 20 (which is a must for me all year round).  I’m hooked!

I usually try to keep myself to a monthly visit to Walgreens because I can be dangerous in there and also because I like to accumulate as many points on my Walgreens balance rewards card.  I think I have a good $10 or $15 dollars on it right now which I plan on using for my next trip there for the Night at the W.  The Night at the W at Walgreens is the ultimate in-store event.  It provides a chance for ladies to speak directly with a Walgreens specially trained beauty advisor about facial skin care and cosmetics. The event will also give consumers an opportunity to get great deals on Neutrogena facial skin care and towelettes and free samples (while supplies last) AND customers will have an opportunity to enter the Night at the W “Expect the Unexpected” sweepstakes when they purchase participating Neutrogena products (qualifying products listed below).

ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will receive trip for two (2) to Arizona, five (5) nights’ accommodations at Amara Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa. This fabulous retreat includes breakfast at the hotel daily, ground transportation, a $1,000 allowance for spa treatments and dinner at Cucina Rustica.  FIFTY (50) FIRST PRIZE winners will receive a $50 Walgreens gift card.  TEN (10) SECOND PRIZE winners will receive A NEUTROGENA® gift basket

 

The sweepstakes begin May 22, 2013 at 12:00AM Eastern Time and ends on May 29, 2013 at 11:59PM ET.  Entrants only accepted at the Night at the W event

 

Qualifying Neutrogena Products:

NEUTROGENA® Revitalizing Lip Balm

NEUTROGENA® Rapid Wrinkle Repair™ Moisturizer

NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

 

Walgreens Night at the W – Expect the Unexpected

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Walgreens.

Casual Summer Outfit

May 7, 2013 by  
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I’m not a sun lover and during the colder weather I normally use L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze self tanning mist for a hint of color, but I try to get a real tan a few times a year and last week I managed to sneak away to the beach for the day.  I’m not as tanned as I’d like to be but it’s definitely an improvement and it looks great with my little white dress, orange blazer and new tan sandals.  🙂

What I’m Wearing:

White Dress c/o Yesstyle

Orange Linen Blazer – $14.99 from Marshall’s

Envelope Clutch c/o Joules

Sandals (also seen here) – $24.99

Necklace c/o meet mark

Belts – $10.99 from Charlotte Russe

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