Fab Finds Under $50 - Nordstrom Rack

31 May 2010

My Mother in Law got me hooked on Nordstrom Rack a few years ago. I actually had never heard of or seen one before, in NYC or Florida. Last year, Nordstrom Rack came to Orlando...and boy was I happy. For those of you who aren't familiar with Nordstrom Rack, it's a like a higher end TJ Maxx or Marshalls, mostly items that you would see in a Nordstrom store. So when I stopped in over the weekend to do a little shopping, I was pleasantly surprised with some fabulous finds under $50. [Mostly shoes, I've been in a shoe mood lately ;) ]


Fergie Wedges $39.90
These remind me of Carrie's Louboutins from her last night with BIG (only Black, not pink) $32.40
Nordstrom's Brand Preview - $29.19
I Loooooove these snakeskin sandals, Nordstrom's Preview $32.40
Berry Cute! ;) $30
Purple Steve Madden Cut-outs $26
Nude Strappy Wedge $39.90
Dolce Vita Studded Pumps, I had to talk myself out of these because all the shoe shopping I've been doing lately $39.90
Silk, Pink, Bow, Leopard Print Tulip Shirt - what more can one ask for? $39.96
Rompers $19.96
Tops $7



Happy Memorial Day.
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Neutralista



I've barely taken part on the slouchy boyfriend pants trend, probably because my tiny little body is overwelmed in such tent like pants. Today's outfit is no exception, I just got these on sale at Old Navy and they were out of 0 so I settled for a 2. That might've been my first mistake, because they're pretty big.
But I really wanted a pair of olive green pants and they were $7 ok. Plus they're going to be big for Summer annnnnd Fall. I needed them- maybe they'll shrink.

I paired them with my rosette sleeved top that I got from Marshalls, a tote and topped it all off with strappy playforms.

Are you one for the Slouchy Boyfriend Pant trend?
Pants Old Navy, Top Marshalls, Platforms Micheal Kors, Bag XOXO, Scarf  Vintage, Bracelets H&M and Bitten


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Lazy Stripes

30 May 2010


Chasing after an 11 month old is draining at times, especially when he refuses to sleep at night. I'm not sure if it's the constant teething since 2 months or that he just wants to 'party' but he's not one for sleeping. So this weekend I haven't been feeling up to throwing together outfits I love, or maybe I'm still bummed about Sex and The City 2. Like seriously WTF?!

But none the less, I love stripes. So I threw on a striped t-shirt dress (again I forgot a belt, er, sleep) with my peep toe plaid shoes and a red clutch, added some silver bangles and a long navy beaded necklace and was out to run errands.

Tshirt Dress  and Bangles H&M, Necklace and Bag Vintage, Shoes Kenneth Cole
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Look For Less - Julianne Hough

I love Julianne's look,  and how she paired pink strappy (Jimmy Choo?) sandals with a little black dress, and topped it off with a turquoise cocktail ring. With the added zipper bow clutch that gives a pop of edge, the whole look works. I'm disappointed  however, that I didn't get a better picture of the look.

Get Julienne's look for less from Endless, Forever21 and Windsor.




Betsy Johnson Heart of Gold Zipper Pouch, Endless $78
Stone Center Ring, Forever21 $4.80
Nine West Mushu Dress Sandal, Endless $44.97
Black Fitted Mini Dress, Windsor $39.90
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Mad About Plaid

29 May 2010


You ever have one of those day where you love your outfit in the mirror, and then after you leave you hate it?
That's my feelings today, I completely forgot to put a belt on so I have a oversized maternity look going on, eck. Not my favorite look...but I thought you might feel my pain..

Anyhow I picked up this halter a couple years ago at this tiny little shop and paid way too much for it, since I've barely worn it. I paired it with a pair of cuffed shorts and my peep toe booties.

Top No Name, Shorts Dillards, Bag Old Navy, Booties Steve Madden, Bangles H&M
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Spot The Steal - Halston Heritage Stretch One Shoulder Mini Caftan

I LOVE THIS DRESS. Ok, Love it. And when I saw they were going to be 'knocking' it off, I got a little too excited - Sorry Halston. This is actually one of my favorite looks from the movie, which I saw Wednesday night by the way, wow. I'm still in shock And I've decided no matter how bad the movie was -  I will always love Sex and The City, no matter what (well that goes if they don't make a 3rd...er please don't).

Back to this fabulous piece of clothing in which I'm drooling over at the moment. Carrie wears the Halston Hertige version in the movie (as well a many other Halston pieces. Appropriate seeing that she's the creative director for Halston Heritage, but I'm sure you already knew that) which goes for $325 on Singer22. Whereas the Edressme Cocktail Dress (on Pre Order - Ships 6/15) runs for $115. Which is still not cheap, but I'm sure we'll be seeing cheaper versions in the near future from the likes of Forever21 or H&M.
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Memorial Day Sales!

28 May 2010



Getting ready to do some serious shopping this Memorial Day? Here are some spots for fabulous sales (and coupons) this coming up weekend....
                                               
H&M 20% Off Entire Purchase      
Old Navy - Take an additional 50% off Clearance

KOHL'S Extra 15% OFF ( Also 50-60% off selected swimwear)

Ulta 20% off One Item (valid through 5/29)

Alloy 20% Entire Order (End 5/31) - Enter Beach20 at Checkout

Loft 40% Off Entire Purchase through Monday (5/31)


Bath and Body Works (online) - Free Shipping on orders over $40 (freeship40), and More!


Gap - Is offering 25% off a $75 or more purchase, Free Shipping on orders of $100


Martin and Osa - 50% off Entire Purchase! (Sale ends 5/31, No Coupon Needed, All Sales Final)

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Spot The Steal - Marc Jacobs 'Stam' Satchel

I'm a huge fan of Marc Jacobs 'Stam' Satchel, and that it's pretty much 2 purses in one. Versatile yet sophisticated. If only I had the budget to spend almost $1400 on a bag, luckily I found a MUCH cheap alternative and it's almost hard to determine which one is the Marc Jacobs version. The Sami Quilted Handbag from Handbag Heaven runs for $54.95, much much cheaper. What do you think, can you tell them apart?

Love the Sami Bag? Handbag Heaven is offering 15% off site wide for Memorial Day. Enter MEMORIAL at Checkout :) Hurry offer Ends 5/31!

Marc Jacobs Stam Satchel, Nordstrom $1350 ( Top Left)
Sami Quilted Handbag, Handbag Heaven $54.95
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Birds of a Feather

27 May 2010




I've been feeling a little inspired lately, with Sex and The City 2 opening and all. So I took a stab at making a feather skirt. It was quite the task because I decided that instead of buying a boa and using the strung feathers that I was going to be daring and buy 5 bags and sew each one individually. Let me tell you, never again. Not only was it tedious but feathers were literally  everywhere. It reminded me of the time back in high school when one of my girlfriends dressed up as a disco diva (feathers included) for Halloween....Pink feathers were in my room, car, and some how my purse for months.

All in all I like how it mostly turned out, I imagined it 'fuller' but since I used the tightest spandex material I had, I'm not entirely surprised. I paired it with a jacket I reconstructed years ago, a black tank, and a bold necklace. Maybe a little too much accessorizing perhaps, but I was into it. Nonetheless feathers are in car again, oh boy.

What do you think?

Are you a feather queen?




Feather Skirt  and Jacket my creation, Old Navy Tank, Alice and Olivia Gladiators, Forever21 Necklace, Bitten Bracelet
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Spot The Steal - Sam Edelman's Katrice

Ok They're not exactly Look-A-Likes, but they definately were inspired by the Sam Edelman Katrice which runs for $142 at Lori's Shoes. However Chinese Laundry's Drastic is less than 1/2 the price for $69, at Chinese Laundry. Not loving the Zebra Print? They both also come in leopard print.

Plus I have a coupon for you (that I discovered on CouponChief.com), type DIVASQUARE in the promo box for 20% off....at Chinese Laundry.

Do you love these or what?




Sam Edelman Katrice Wedge, Lori's Shoes $142
Chinese Laundry's Drastic, Chinese Laundry $69
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A Printed Afternoon

26 May 2010

I've been wearing a lot of dresses and skirts, lately and I thought I'd mix it up with a short today. I love anything high waisted, mainly because I have a long torso and short legs - high waists tend to elongate the leg. It's always been more flattering for me. As far a bold prints, I'm on a binge it seems.


I paired this colorful leopard print top with my high waisted shorts, topped them off with a blue belt and shoes. Too much blue?





Shorts and Belt Go International at Target, Top I-N-C Macy's, Shoes BCBGirls, Necklace Express
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For The Love of Kohl's

Hi Megan,


I’m curious to get your opinion on Kohl’s? Do you ever shop there? Do you have any favorite brands that they carry?
                
             Thanks, Curious reader


I'm actually a big fan of Kohl's, I find that they have on target trends for pretty amazing prices. I love that they rarely have anything full price and there's sales always going on. So it's pretty much the ideal place for a frugal fashionista. As far as favorite brands go, I'm going to have to say LC Lauren Conrad's line (obvious pick but I love it).  I find that the clothing is made well, pretty...and some what resembles Lauren's style, which I love. Other favorites of mine would be the Elle line and Apartment 9's jewelry. Apartment 9 always has designer inspired jewelry for a lot less, which is great. I can't believe that the first time I stepped foot in a Kohl's was this year, what have I been missing...

Here are a few (ok a little more than a few) of my favorite pieces for Summer 2010 from Kohl's (If you love them click to buy!)

I love this dress, I love the corset top and full skirt. Ah-mazing. And Cheap! $44.99
Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle
A couple of  you girls asked where to get a fabulous floral full skirt, right here! And it's embellished with studs to add some edge to the feminine. $32.99
Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle
I'm a big fan of this bag, I love the white and black with the gathering. Tie a cute scarf on the straps, for some extra flair.  $62.30
Vera Wang at ShopStyle
I've been dying to get a pair of white skinny jeans (actually two...) I'm loving the distressed feel of these, I also want a 'clean' pair too. $24.99
Levi's at ShopStyle
I'd pair these with just about anything, Dress, Shorts, Jeans - Done. I'd actually like to go bohemian with them, maybe. $39.99
Vera Wang at ShopStyle
These were from Spring but they're on sale for $20, and I love the cutout and clog-ish 'feel' they have. $19.97
Vera Wang at ShopStyle
I love ruffles and I love rompers, I'd love to layer some chain necklaces, a thick black belt, and wedges. $28
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