Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reindeer Games

Merry Christmas Eve!!!
Hello Again Loves!!
I know, and I am so sorry that I have been behind on my holiday style posts!! It has been crazy town around here! I am also sick -_- which I HAAATEEE!!! Especially so close to Christmas!! 
Please pray for me that it will go away tonight!! :) :) :) 
Anyways, here is one of my holiday style outfits I wore to a recent Girls Night!
I hope you enjoy!! 

Outfit Details:

Sweater: Forever 21 (Find it here!)

Necklace: Ebay (This one is only $3.99!!)

Pants: Rue21 (These are also great and 50% off!!)

Shoes: Francesca's (Find them here! And hurry they are 30% off!!) 

(Cue the awkward hand pose! lol) 

(Christmas Tree pre-whoville style decorations!!!)

What are your holiday style staples? And more importantly, what is your must-make food item for the holidays?!? 

As always, thank you to everyone who follows, comments, supports and spreads the word!! All of you mean so much to meeeee!!! 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Lust List

Well Hello! 
Yes, I am aware my December Lust List is coming a bit late this month, but hey, at least it's a great list right?!?
ALSO there is still plenty of time to find these items on sale for the holiday season!! WINNING!! lol

1. J. Crew Factory Loafers - Are these not super perf for New Years?!?! Of course, most of us fashionistas will be wearing some type of flashy dress, what better occasion for it am I right? BUT if you are more of a pantsuit wearing gal, OR your New Years plans are more on the chill side, you should consider rocking these loafers! They are currently on sale ladies!!! 

2. Style Moi Sequin Dress - And this is the type of dress I'm talking about for New Years! At under $40 with free shipping this dress is a steal!! I love the gradient effect! This will definitely be a show stopper!! Go get it girlfran!!

3. Crosley Vinyl Record Player -  I just WANT this! Can you imagine listening to some Sam Smith on vinyl, with the fireplace going and some wine in hand? There are a variety of different prints and colors available at your local Urban Outfitters. Also, tons and tons of artists on vinyl too! This could be your new party staple, your romantic date night mood inducer, or just your sunday feel good mood lifter! So vintage, yet updated with a USB port! 

4. H&M Gold Sequined Trousers - Once again with the sequins! Sequins are just perfect for New Years aren't they? This pair is also great for any holiday festivities and really, any festivity you want to feel fancy for! The gold color is my favorite, but black is also classic and more versatile! 

5. Benefit Fun Sized Flirts - Benefit is one of my favorite cosmetic lines and when I saw this sample package at the Benefit counter in Macys I almost snatched them all up!! I know my sisters would love this!! And I'm pretty sure any lucky lady would love to receive this as well! Sample size packages like this are so great for the holidays because even if you aren't sure which exact makeup products your girlfriends are in to, samples sizes are perfect for testing out new products! And also great for traveling too! 

6. Something Geeky Christmas Pajamas - Who doesn't love this famous Christmas phrase?! How great would these be for basically any holiday function at home? Baking party? Movie night? Cuddle night with your special someone? Gift wrapping palooza??? The possibilities are endless! Grab you some and wear them for many holiday seasons to come! Now that's something you can invest in right? :)

What's on your December Lust List?? 
What are your favorite holiday season festivities?? 
Are you scrambling to finish your holiday shopping??

As always, thank you SO much to those of you who follow, comment, support and spread the word!! Thank you so much for going on this journey with me!!! 


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Faux Fur & Sequins & Plaid, Oh My!

Happy Weekend Ya'll!!

Long time no talk am I right? The past week has been crazy for me!! Christmas is basically right around the corner and I am definitely behind on my Christmas shopping! I have, however, been doing some serious scoping, and have a pretty solid game plan to get it all done and have time for a peppermint mocha break ;) 

Outfit Details: 

Faux Fur Vest: Target (Find it here )

Sequin Top: So old I have no idea where it came from lol but you can find a similar one here )

Plaid Shirt: Kohls (I want this one next!!)

Black Pants: Rue21 (Find similar ones here )

Boots: JustFab (These are on sale!)

Purse: Michael Kors (I am a fan of this one too!) 

How are YOU doing with your Christmas shopping? Are you almost done? Are you involved in a Secret Santa or Grab Bag??

As always, thank you so very much to all who follow, comment, support and spread the word!!!!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Red Velvet

Hey Hey Hey!
Happy Friday Eve Everyone!! 
When I saw this sweater at Old Navy I knew I just had to have it!! I say Ooh La La at least 3 times a day, everyday!! 
These heels are a gorgeous, lush, red velvet material! SO beautiful in person!!
And of course, the outfit would not be complete without a little plaid! :) 
Hope you Enjoy! 

Outfit Details: 

Plaid Shirt: JCPenney (Other colors here)

Sweater: Old Navy (No longer available online - but this one is super cute too!)

White Pants: Very Old! lol (this pair is really trendy!)

Heels: American Rag (You can still find these on Ebay!) 

Necklace: Ebay (Less than $4!?!? Get it here!)

YIKES it was cold!!!!! lol 

What are your plans for the weekend? 
Do you ever say Ooh La La? 
What is your catch phrase? 

As always, thank you to everyone for following, commenting, supporting, and spreading the word!! I appreciate each and every one of you!! :)


Monday, December 1, 2014

A Tad of Plaid

Hello Everyone! 
Well it has been a crazy week for me! So many celebrations and too much shopping!!!
I am so excited it is finally December! December is a wonderful month, of course because of the beautiful holiday, but also because it marks the end of the year and it is a time for us to reflect on all our experiences, accomplishments, and memories from the past year. 
The weather this past weekend in Chicago was so lovely! At about 50 degrees it felt like early fall! I wish our weather would linger around that temperature, but then again, I don't think sledding would be as fun if we were working up a sweat so quickly! 
Anyways, I hope you like this cozy Monday outfit! 
Welcome December!! 

Outfit Details: 

Sweater: Gap (This one looks super cozy!)

Necklace: Ebay (This one is super cute too!)

Purse: Deux Lux (I want this one !)

Leggings: Wet Seal (Similar pair here )

Shoes: Carsons (The Sperry version here )

How are you transitioning into Winter? What do you like most about December? 

Thank you everyone for sticking with me during my holiday hiatus!! Thanksgiving week was a whirlwind!! 

And as always, thank you to everyone for following, commenting, supporting and sharing!! You are everything to me!!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday & Cyber Monday...Ya'll Ready For This?

Hello Friends!!
*** I do NOT own this photo ***

Hello Everyone!! 
As we all know, Black Friday & Cyber Monday are upon us! For some of us, these are days we plan for far in advance, trolling all the ads and having a detailed systematic approach. For others, we squeeze in a post-dinner cram session after Thanksgiving in preparation for the night ahead. And still, for others, we wing it all the way and try to enjoy the adrenaline and hope we stumble upon some great deals! 
I am a definite mixture of all three! My sister however is definitely the first! For those of you participating, whether seriously or lackadaisically, I have some tips I have learned from my own personal Yoda of a sister, as well as links to some of the Black Friday ads for your comparison convenience! 

TIP 1: Wear gym shoes or boots
      Here in the Midwest, sandals are out of the question during this season, but gym shoes/boots are the best types of shoes to wear anyways as they will best protect your toesies from being hammered by fellow heathens, I mean, shoppers ;) 

TIP 2: Crossbody bags are the way to go
    Crossbody bags are the most convenient style for stampede style shopping. Once you throw it on you can forget about it until you hit the register. Totes, satchels, and oversized bags can become cumbersome, feel heavier as the day goes on, and be generally annoying as you are trying to grasp your items. 

TIP 3: Park in the FIRST spot you find 
    We are all guilty of circling around parking lots trying to find the closest spot available. Today is NOT the day to do that! While you're waiting to satisfy your lazy-gene, other people are inside making the rounds and grabbing your gifts!! And what better way is there to work off those heavy Thanksgiving calories than to get in some extra cardio?? :) sneaky exercise is the best exercise!

TIP 4: Pack bandaids and a couple of mints 
    Seriously. I have seen some scary stuff go down on Black Friday, and a bandaid may be necessary. Even accidental incidents can occur, like a box scraping your finger by the cuticle (major OUCH), someone rams the back of your foot with a cart (that's really never an accident though am I right?), either way, if something happens and you need a bandaid, you will be happy to have one. 
      The mints are for nausea. Anyone else get nauseous when they get hot? In the wee hours of the morning, there will be no time to snack, so a mint may help in case of nausea due to intense running, body piles, minor tug-of-wars, etc. And again, if you feel hungry or nauseous, won't you be happy you packed the mint? :)

TIP 5: Bring a water bottle 
      This is definitely important because you need to stay hydrated during all the mayhem! I think the best way to do so is bring a large water bottle, and drink in between stores. Bringing the water bottle in the store will leave you with one less free hand, so leaving it in the car between stores, (where it will stay cold - especially for us Midwesterners) is a great way make sure you keep hydrated! This will also be a time saver! Instead of running to Starbucks, or a grocery store, gas station, vending machine, etc. You have your hydration ready to go and waiting for you in the car between stops! Fast and free! :) 

TIP 6: Bring your car charger 
    This may seem like a no brainer, but definitely make sure to have your phone car charger in your car and ready to go! If you are in for a long night, you definitely want to make sure your phone lasts, especially if you are shopping with a group! Also, with so many shopping apps available, you won't want to miss out on extra discounts! 
      My FAVORITE shopping apps are SHOPKICK and SHOPULAR! Both are FREE apps and collect stores ads and coupons right at your fingertips! 
      Shopkick is great because you can earn points at certain stores just for walking in! You can then redeem your points for gift cards to a variety of places! It's THAT EASY!!! I personally have used this app for years now and have redeemed my points for places like Target, Old Navy, American Eagle, and the movies!! 
      Shopular is fantastic because this app lets you select your favorite stores, alerts you when you are nearby, and shows you coupons and their latest ads! Almost every time I visit one of my favorite stores Shopular has a coupon for me to use!

Below are some Black Friday ads for your comparison convenience! 

1. TARGET: Black Friday Ad
3. WalMart: Black Friday Ad
4. Macys: Black Friday Ad
5. Toys R Us: Black Friday Ad
6. Kohls: Black Friday Ad

Cyber Monday CASH BACK!!!

If you are more of an at home shopper, then Cyber Monday is your day to shine! This year, Cyber Monday falls on December 1st. Cyber Monday, if you don't know, is the day all online stores have fantastic, exclusive deals online!! So not only do you get to skip the crowds and shop in your jammies, but the items will be shipped directly to your home! 
What could be better than that? LET ME TELL YOU!!! 
Would you like to earn CASH BACK on your online purchases?? So yes, I'm saying you can skip the crowds, shop in your jammies, have your items delivered to your home AND earn cash back!! So you are making money to shop from home!! Too good to be true right? WRONGGGGGGGGGG!!! 
Now let me tell you how I earn CASH BACK on my online purchases! 
You can click the link above to join, or the link I have below! The setup is simple, just an email and password. Then choose the stores you like best, shop through EBATES and they will send you a check quarterly with your earnings! 
There are TONS of stores that work with Ebates, such as Target, Carters, Old Navy, Kohls, Ebay, WalMart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, the list goes on and on!! 
As if that isn't enough, right now Ebates is allowing all new members to make up to $75 just by having their friends sign up! So after your join, make sure to send your link to your friends!
If you are a little wary, don't worry, I definitely was too! There are plenty of reviews about the website and after using EBATES myself for the past year, I definitely agree that it is a reputable and reliable company and it just doesn't make sense to go back to online shopping without it! 
Ebates does NOT ask for credit card information, they simply redirect you to your shopping website of choice to document the transaction and calculate your earnings that way. 
What have you got to lose? Start earning your cash back on your online purchases! You will never shop without EBATES once you start!!

Sign up here !!

Where are you heading for Black Friday? Do you have any good tips for me? 

Let me know if you sign up for Ebates! Let me know what you think! 

Safe Shopping everyone!! 

And as always, THANK YOU for following, commenting, sharing, supporting!!!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fur-get Me Not...

Well Hello There!!
Hello Again Friends!! 
Today's outfit is all about casual glam!
Anyone who knows me, knows I believe there is never too much of a good thing! And in this case, its a great mix of trends all blending together for one fabulous outfit! Here we have faux fur, studs, the perfume style purse and leopard! 
Some may say "too much" but I say "just enough"!!!
Unfortunately, my heels were digging into the grass pretty intensely after about 1.5 minutes so we moved to a different area and, no pun intended, the grass was not greener on that side! 
I tried to make the photos look more vibrant and not so dull and boring but, well the outfit is supposed to be the focal point anyways right?? :) 

Outfit Details:

Faux Fur Sweater: H&M (similar here )

Vest: Charlotte Russe (similar here )

Belt: Forever 21 (similar here )

Pants: Rue21 (similar here )

Bag: Ebay (find it here )

Heels: Target (find them here )

What are your plans for the weekend? Will you be doing any shopping before Black Friday? 

As always, thank you to each and everyone one of you for following, commenting, supporting and spreading the word!! You are everything!!!!!! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Before Fall Leaves...

Hello Again Everyone!

Well that beautiful crisp Fall weather is nearly long gone for those of us in the Midwest! 
It always seems that every year right before my birthday we get bitch slapped with a frigid gust of deadly winter weather! -_- 
SO...just before that happens I wanted to make sure I worked one last fully-Fall influenced ensemble! 
Blanket scarves are ALL THE RAGEEEE right now, and of course are a perfect transition piece from Fall to Winter! 
I hope you enjoy this Fall outfit! 

Outfit Details:

Hat: H&M (this one is super edgy!)

Top: H&M (similar here )

Scarf: Target (find a cheaper one here !)

Bag: Michael Kors (find it here )

Jeans: Rue21 (similar here )

Booties: Charlotte Russe (similar here )


And my favorite shot of the day! :)

How many Blanket Scarves do YOU have? 
Where did you purchase your favorite one from? 

Thank you yet again, to each and every one of my followers that comment, show support and spread the word! I appreciate you all so much!!