Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Steals and Deals

I've only braved the stores once on Black Friday about 6 years ago when I was looking to buy a flatscreen TV on the cheap.  Even though the trip was successful I will NEVER again venture out on Black Friday. Oh the madness ...

Instead I do all my shopping online away from the crowds. AND as a bonus I don't have to wake up early to get the best deals.  Here's a few sales that I'll be perusing before they end ...

1. ASOS :: 20% off your entire order. Use the code "GIMME20" until Dec 2. OR if you wait until Dec 2 you can get 30% off your order with code "GIMMEMORE".
{Too many great items to choose from, but if you're looking for a great holiday dress then look no further- literally thousands of Party Dresses to choose from!}

2. Anthropologie :: 20% off your entire order. Today only- no code needed.

3. J.CREW :: 30% off your entire order. Use code "HOLIDAY" until Dec 1.
{this is a great time to get a cashmere sweater- like this one, which is already on sale, or a new coat on sale: like this one which I bought last year on super sale for less than $200!

4. J.CREW Factory :: 50% off entire order + free shipping. Use code "HOLIDAY50" until Dec 3.
{Love this puffer coat, which is under $100, and I love these cardigans which I already own in a few colors, but will probably stock up on now that they're on sale!

5. ShopBop :: 15% off when you spend $250, 20% off when you spend $500, and 25% off when you spend $1000. Use code "BIGEVENT13" until Dec 2.

6. Modcloth :: New sale items added up to 50% off + free shipping on orders of $50+. No code needed.
{Loving all the shoes on sale at the moment: boots, and these}

7. Madewell :: 25% off your order with code "FEAST25" until Dec. 2.

8. Gap :: 50% off your order with code "BLKFRIDAY". Today only!

9. Piperlime :: 25% off entire order, plus an additional 40% off already on sale items with gode "GIFT" until Nov 30.
{Piperlime has a ton of designers on sale, which makes having designer items way more affordable.  And I especially love the girl on a budget  and the holiday best under $100 tabs. Go nuts!}

10. Ann Taylor Loft :: 40% off everything with code "ENJOY".

11. Sole Society :: 33% off boots. No code necessary until Nov 30. 
{Had my eye on these or these for a while, both under $100 now!}

12. Zara :: 50% off selected items for this weekend only.

13. MiH Jeans :: 30% off AW13 styles with code "THANKYOU".
{I need a good investment pair of jeans, since I wear jeans almost everyday- these flares or these skinnies in french blue are my fave}

Happy shopping!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Start it with a bang

Very first blog post! Let's start out with a good one...

With holiday parties just around the corner, every girl should have a Little Black Dress in her closet to pull out when nothing else works. Holiday parties or not, these LBD will work for any occasion. Here's a roundup of my favorite Top 10 LBDs.

1. DVF {$325} :: A bit pricey, but an ultimate classic, as DVF will never go out of style.  The longer sleeves and lace detail sweeten up this bodycon dress and balance out the shorter length.

2. Kate Spade {$428} :: Even pricier, but this Kate Spade dress will be in your wardrobe forever.  You could dress it up with heels and sparkly jewelry, or dress it down for a more casual party, with flats and a cardigan!

3. Bailey44 {$148} :: Sheath dresses are super comfortable and really versatile.  I love this one by Bailey 44, especially the ruching around the waist to hide any flaws.  I own a similar version of this dress by Bailey44, in red, and honestly wear it out to dinner at least once a month!

4. Erin Fetherston {$275} :: I'm waiting for this dress to go on sale and then I'm going to snatch it up! I love love love the emerald green cap sleeves and cutaway waist of this dress.

5. Erin Fetherston ($165 ON SALE!} :: Another Erin Fetherston dress.  I love the extra details she adds to her dresses to add interest- this time it's white lace and sequined top.  You still get the look of a strapless dress, but can still wear a regular bra (with clear straps) underneath!

6. Stop Staring {$162} :: I own and LOVE this dress.  This is the ultimate pin-up style LBD.  Stop Staring makes so many great pinup style LBDs that it's hard to choose (hereherehere, or here). And this sexy one-shoulder red dress is too good not to include.

7. Trashy Diva {$163} :: Another great vintage pin-up style dress. I love the detailing of the top, and you could switch out the black belt that comes with the dress for something more colorful or a leopard print belt.  This dress also comes in a swing skirt style, if pencil dresses aren't your thing.

8. Free People {$98} :: A slip dress with a crochet overlay gives this dress a bohemian feel.  You could dress it down with black tights and ankle boots or dress it up with a pair of ankle-strapped heeled sandals.

9. French Connection {$115} :: The cutaway lace sleeves and waist show just enough skin to be sexy, without crossing into skanky territory.  The shorter length of this dress makes it a great LBD for going out on a Friday night or maybe a bachelorette party. ;)

10. Vivienne Westwood {$283} ::  The draping of this dress adds movement to a classic LBD.  The long sleeves and longer length of this dress makes it totally appropriate for any toned down events you might have to attend.  I love Vivienne Westwood.  I can in no way afford anything VW, but I often find myself window shopping most of her pieces whenever I'm trying to find a dress for an event.

Thanks for stopping by!