Spot The Steal - Frye Carmen Harness Boot

30 November 2010

Frye's Carmen Boot is perfect thrown over jeans and a plaid ruffled button down on a cold day or even a  frilly dress, however their almost $300 price tag is a little hard to get past. Enter Forever21's Leatherette Biker Boots for under $50, the only thing lacking is the real leather from Frye's version - just think of it this way "they're more eco friendly" now ;). Psst..They both come in brown too.

Frye Carmen Harness Boot, Endless $286.40
Leatherette Biker Boots, Forever21 $34.80
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The Last Hurrah

Going home is always a bittersweet tale, whether you're just craving sleeping in your own bed again or getting back into the swing of things again while saying goodbye to family you wish you saw more. And though I'm happy to be going home I just can't see how the time flew by so fast. For our ''Last Hurrah" of the trip we headed on down to Highlands and grabbed some hot cocoa, cruised the shops and checked out some gorgeous views. 
Jacket BCBG Max Azria, Sweater Nordstrom Rack, Tights and Bag Old Navy, Dress H&M, Booties Steve Madden
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Cyber Monday Deals and Steals

29 November 2010

I hope everyone is taking advantage of all the sales today for Cyber Monday...
Here's a couple deals I've come across in my shopping today. 

Free Shipping for Cyber Monday at Swirl ( No Min Purchase!)....Check out the Great Gifts Under $25 or the fabulous Bags all for under $200 http://beta.swirl.com/invite/frugalistadiaries


Forever21 (Non Sale Items*)
Cyber Monday SALE! Today ONLY...30% OFF EVERYTHING including sale items! Ends at midnight http://www.shockboutique.com/
Old Navy is offering free shipping on all orders over $50
Free Shipping at Jalapeno Shopper Until 11/30 with promo code: JSGobble
Free Shipping At Express.com - No Promo Needed

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A Room With A View

Since the most common thing to do here is site seeing we made a little trip to the top of the mountain to check out the gorgeous view of North Carolina, South Carolina and even Georgia ( I've heard you can see the lights of Atlanta on a clear night)...I threw my newly acquired (thrifted) wrap over a sweater dress and tights and completed with slouchy boots. I'm going to be sad to go in the next couple of days, especially since we're going home to pack up our things and move on up to the city in the next few weeks. 
 Dress H&M, Wrap Thrifted, Tights Target, Sunglasses Ray Ban, Boots Nine West
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Megan's Secret Path

27 November 2010

When I was growing up we would come to my grandparent's summer home here in Sapphire and spend a few weeks during the summer and winter (until my parent's built a vacation home of their own down the street). My grandmother being the creative that she is made us each a path of our own following down the stream, I got Megan's Secret Path and my brother got Jamie's Bullfrog Path and my cousin Patrick's Trout Trail. So it's been fun to come back and play on our paths and watch Aiden run around and throw stones in the stream, I wonder what his path will be called...


I went uber casual today since I was playing in the woods with the boys, with an oversized tunic and print tights completed with faux shearling boots and a military inspired sweater. 
 Sweater Nordstrom Rack, Tunic American Apparel, Tights Sculptz, Boots Old Navy
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Thankful For Plaid

26 November 2010

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and is being safe (and savvy) for Black Friday. I for one am oh so grateful to be spending the holiday with my wonderful grandparents and little family here in the mountains. And for the festive occasion I brought my plaid Betsey Johnson dress purchased a few years back and paired it with brown tights and boots under my lovely white coat and scarf. Luckily the dress has brown and black in it so it can be paired either way, which I look forward to trying before I get too big that I can't zip it up any longer ;).
 Dress Betsey Johnson, Scarf and Necklace Vintage, Boots Nine West, Tights Target, Jacket BCBG Max Azria
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Gobble Gobble
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Rainy Day Spots

24 November 2010

Of course as soon as I put this dress on the blue skies turn grey and it starts to rain, even with the rain it still managed to hit the spot for warmth (with added leggings underneath) and comfort. Turns out my jeans never made it into the suitcase and are probably sulking on my bed at home, so bear with me through all the dresses this week. 
Dress H&M, Vest and Bag Old Navy, Jacket Gianni Bini, Booties Steve Madden
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Simply Print

23 November 2010

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen some of the fabulous finds I spotted while consignment shopping in Cashiers, NC yesterday.  I couldn't believe the rows of fur coats, Chanel, and a fierce pair of YSL Tribute Pumps in cobalt blue (which sadly were 2 sizes too big, tear...). I ended up snagging a DVF shift ($24) and a cozy camel wrap, whereas my mom scored a brand new J.Crew winter coat for $28 among other things. Then we finished our 'girls' day with hot cocoa and warm pastries at a local cafe...

Today the weather was a little warmer so I paired my sweater vest over a sweater dress paired with textured tights and otk boots.
Vest Old Navy, Dress H&M, Tights Target, Boots Bakers, Bag Nine West
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Ostrich Foot

22 November 2010

When I was a kid we used to call this tree stump an ostrich foot and it just stuck, I always love coming back and revisiting childhood memories and stories I've heard just about a million times from my grandparents. I paired my knit vest with my cashmere green sweater dress, tights and boots. 
 Sweater Theory, Vest Old Navy, Belt Vintage, Tights (?), Boots Nine West
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Sephora Giveaway Winner

21 November 2010

....Sorry it took so long!

And The Winner is....
KAS please email me within 24hrs  to collect your prize! 


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Camel and Shearling

I was so excited when I found these over the knee faux shearling boots at Old Navy the other day on sale for $25 (they're currently having a sale for the "Adoraboots" starting at $15). They're uber comfortable and warm, and though these particular ones aren't real suede many of them are. I was even more thrilled when I realized my camel leather jacket matched them perfectly, just in time for out first day here in the mountains. It's 47 degrees and I'm loving it! 
 Jacket Banana Republic (2007), Sweater H&M, Tights and Boots Old Navy, Scarf Vintage

**PS - There was an issue with choosing a winner via random number generator, the winner will by chosen and posted by Monday! 
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Comfy for Traveling

20 November 2010

Looking at a 9 hour drive to the mountains ahead of me, I'm looking for some comfort as well as some style (obviously). I was pleasantly surprised when I found this fabulous military inspired sweater at Nordstrom Rack ($25) the other day, it was clear it was meant to be my traveling sweater. I opted to pair it with a stretch tunic, leggings and booties completing the look with a colorful bag, scarf and loose side braid. Simple yet put together. 

What do you love to Travel in?
 Sweater Nordstrom Rack, Tunic and Bag Old Navy, Leggings Marshalls, Boots TjMaxx(2007), Scarf Vintage
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That's a Wrap

19 November 2010

Turns out I was foreseeing the future when I snagged this fabulous tribal print maternity dress back in July, because less than a month later found out I was going to need it. Luckily this dress is great before, during and after pregnancy. I opted to pair it with opaque tights, a colorful bag and studded booties to run some errands to put together last minute trip supplies. 
 Dress H&MAMA ($5), Belt and Bangles Vintage, Tights and Bag Old Navy, Booties Steve Madden, Sunnies Ray Ban Wayfarer
Have A Fabulous Weekend and Don't Forget to Enter the Sephora Gift Card Giveaway!
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Select Magazines For $6.99

Get select Hearst Magazines for $6.99 during their Early Holiday Savings Sale! Stock Up on titles like Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and Redbook, or give your favorite fashionista a fabulous gift for the holidays. 
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Suspended Ruffles

18 November 2010

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Spot The Steal - Louboutin Wool Peep Toe Booties

I am lusting over these Christian Louboutin military inspired booties, I love the olive wool with the gold buttons. Plus, It's absolutely on target for this season's military trend and would great paired with just about anything, a girl can dream right? Turns out GoJane has their own version of the Louboutin Wool Peep Toe Bootie for under $30.

Christian Louboutin Wool Peep Toe Bootie, Saks 5th $995 (Also in Navy)
Wool Button Loop Peep Toe Bootie, GoJane $28.80 (Also in Grey and Black)
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Pink and Pregnant

17 November 2010

 This dress seems to more or less hide my little bump, it could have to do with the wild prints surrounding this fabulous Zac Posen for Target sailor dress. I was super surprised I was still able to comfortably zip my self into it when I put it on this morning, but it still fits! 

These last couple days have been ridiculously busy between shipping items from my closet internationally (what a debacle) to packing everyone in my household for our 10 day trip coming up and making a cheesecake for my daddy who is kind enough to come up and get our kitties (and baby sit them). Whew, I am looking forward to this vacation!
Zac Posen for Target Dress (seen here), OTK Boots Bakers, Berry Bag and Sunglasses Old Navy
Have you Entered the Sephora Gift Card Giveaway Yet? 
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