Thursday, November 29, 2012

OOTD: GAP Faux Fur Vest + Driving through Kansas

If you follow my blog you know that I was in Kansas for Thanksgiving with my boyfriend.  After having spent our days eating (everything in sight), and watching movies, it was time to move on and visit some of his college buddies.
So we packed into our mini-van rental, and drove.
And drove.

Kansas is flat.  It's got a lot of land and few buildings out near the open road.  It was definitely different for me to see the natural landscape, and lack of skyscrapers, but it was a welcomed change.  It was peaceful and I was happy.

Oh, and I'd like to dispel a popular misconception: tumbleweeds do not constantly 'tumble' throughout the landscape my friends.  In fact, I didn't see any while I was there (inside joke, sort of).

Dressing for a cold weather climate can be a bit challenging because you're not spending most of your time outside (hopefully) so the moment you get indoors, and the heat is on, you have to peel off all of your layers.  Because of this, I kept it simple; I didn't really accessorize this look so that the feature would be the vest. to wear a vest? Easy. Long sleeves, leggings and boots - the official cold weather uniform.

What I'm Wearing: 

Vest: GAP Fitted Puffer Vest(Take 25% off w/ code GAP25) - Similar here & here & here( 40% off).
Leggings: Newport News (sold out) - Similar here & here.
Boots: Sofft via Claremont style. (Unbeatable price - from $189 to $60!! And SO comfortable/ TTS) Available in black here.
Oxblood Sweater: Gap (Soldout) similar here & here.
White Fleece: Old Navy Women's Performance Fleece V-Neck.  This is only $8! And with your Old Navy card you can save 30% using code STUFFSAVE; if you don't have a card, you can save 20% at checkout by entering code ONHOLIDAY.

Monday, November 26, 2012

OOTD: LOFT Marisa Velvet Skinny Pants + Pattern Mixing Stripes

Before I left for Kansas with my boyfriend, to spend Thanksgiving, I stopped in at my local LOFT in Miami.  If you can believe this, I had never, ever shopped at LOFT before.  This is unusual for me because I have a 9-5 that requires office attire, and a lot of my fellow ESQ's get really cute work clothes there.

I can now say that I am a happy LOFT customer and I will be back!  Most of the pieces from this outfit are LOFT and of course, my necklace, which I bought the night of the Sophie Theallet meet & greet, is from The Limited.  It has not come off since I got it! (Can't find the link to it on the site yet, though).

Today is a great day to shop LOFT because their entire they have a huge selection of sale items up to 70% off!

Shop the post below:

I had been looking for a pair of velvet pants for a little while now and the Marisa pant from LOFT solved that problem.  These are so flattering and elongating! They're true to size, lightweight and comfortable.  

Although the pattern on this oversized cardigan is very busy, I think it works with the stripes on my top because the stripes are relatively spaced apart, and the shirt is not that busy.  What do you think about mixing stripes with other busy patterns? 

What I'm Wearing:
LOFT Striped Cotton Tee  (Similar here50% off with code ENJOY50
LOFT Marisa Velvet Skinny Pants (velvet pant option here and here) now $44 with an extra 50% off - no code needed!
LOFT Open Front Cardigan (cannot find online) (similar)50% off with code ENJOY50
The Limited Statement Necklace (cannot find online) (almost identical necklace here, here), and similar here. 
Shoes: Via Spiga (as seen here). Similar pair here & here (good sale on these).

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday 2012 + Holiday Sales 2012

It's SALE SEASON - AGAIN.   Yay!!!!!!

Ok, here we go (in ABC order): 
*HINT: J.Crew & J.Crew Factory are pretty good! 
And don't miss out on DVF's extra 30% off sale merchandise OR on the SAKS sale*

Click below for the full list of sales

Friday, November 23, 2012

OOTD Old Navy Puffer Vest + Warren Old Town Theater, Wichita KS

Hi! I'm blogging from Kansas, where I am spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my boyfriend & his wonderful family.  In anticipation of this trip, I bought a bunch of "winter clothes" (of course), and have had a lot of fun mixing and matching the new items with some of my older items. 

This Old Navy red puffer vest (oddly named the Quilted Frost-Free Vest) is a cute cold weather accessory for a casual outfit.  I found mine to be true to size, although many of the Old Navy online reviews complain about the sizing on this being off.  It is a puffer vest, so it will naturally add a little bulk to your frame; you're not going to look very svelte in this because it does not cinch in at the waist, but that is the style and fit on these.

These pictures were taken with my Iphone! I am outside the Warren Old Town Theater for $5 Wednesdays! We all came here to watch Skyfall, took up an entire row, and ate lunch as we watched the movie. The theater has a fully functioning restaurant with waitstaff that wait on you as you watch your movie, which was fun.
Tip: Try the cheese fries. Really good.

A red puffer vest can be a little bit of a risk, especially when pairing it with a plaid flannel (think lumberjack) but I think this worked out.

I Am Wearing:
Seven For All Mankind skinny jeans (Kate style) (similar here & here)
Minnetonka fur lined moccasins via TJMaxx (Cally style) (similar here)
Forever21 white 'wayfarer' style sunglasses (sold out) (similar here)
Ever Flannel Plaid Shirt (Similar here & here)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide + Peace Love Threads

Hello, everyone!
This week I'm bringing you a gift guide, sponsored, in part, by Peace Love Threads.  PLT is a company that has three chic ladies at its' helm: a model, a PR guru and a chic stylist, who all put their heads together to form a socially conscious and chic online boutique. 

What I like most about this company is their socially conscious streak: 10% of their annual net proceeds are donated to charitable efforts that help women and young children in need.  They also have something called Love Shop, which is an ongoing collection throughout the year that accepts donations of clothing and accessories that are donated to people who need them.  You can help out by purchasing items from the Love Shop section of PLT or you can choose to make a separate donation.  The current Love Shop project is taking donation to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. 

Get 20% off your purchase + free shipping on all Peace Love Threads merchandise with code "black friberday"

1. Ikat Phone Case  / / 
3.  Peace Love Threads Earrings (20% off with code "black friberday")
4. Tiny Pom Pom Set (20% off with code GIVETHANKS) //
5. Michael Kors Cocktail Ring (use code BIGEVENT12) // 
6. Holst + Lee Jewel Tone (use code BIGEVENT12) (similar statement bracelet here) //
7. Asos PRIOR Pointed High Heel (30% off with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL)

** For Shopbop purchases, don't forget to use online code BIGEVENT12 at checkout for 20% off of $250, etc**

16. Peace Love Threads Bustier Dress (20% off with code "black friberday")//
17. F21 Studded Handbag (Thanks, Alyson, for this bag suggestion!) //
18. Peace Love Threads Twisted Cord Friendship Bracelet (20% off with code "black friberday")  19. Giraffe Plate
20. Asos Jewel Print Silk Scarf (30% off with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL) //
21. Peace Love Threads Studded Flats //
22. Asos Plate and Spike Detail Waist Belt (30% off with code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL) //
23. Enamel Initial Cuff //
24. Kate Spade Working From Home Ipad Case

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Limited, Dadeland Mall; Sophie Theallet and The Limited Designer Collaboration

For a couple of days, take FIFTY percent off your online purchase at The Limited with online code CYBER

Hello! I am happy to say that I'm back from my life-imposed online moratorium! I am all settled in to my new apartment with all electronics, Wi-Fi, 4G, whatever -  all hooked up! Yay!

Melificent & I attended an event at The Limited store at Dadeland Mall.  They were featuring their latest designer collaboration, which is with designer Sophie Theallet, who you may know from, oh, I don't know, dressing the First Lady of the United States...

The standout piece of the evening was this little dress that comes in black, bright pink, coral and ivory (everyone in the store was trying it on and taking pictures with Theallet in it!), but I (not surprisingly) gravitated towards the metallic houndstooth cropped pants of my dreams.  These gorgeous little guys, seen in the first picture, and below on me (fitting room picture) are not available online yet, but when they are, you should go out and get them (similar here).

   In the meantime, get your hounds tooth fix by picking up these season appropriate tights. 

This cute little belt came home with me :) Buy yours here.

That really cute lips sweater is the Forenza Graphic Sweater, available here.

Something that struck me from just browsing the general selection at The Limited was how chic their stuff has gotten.  I don't remember the last time I shopped at The Limited, but I do think that there has been a push in the right direction in terms of their designs and styles.  The designer collaborations, like the one with Theallet, are good for business. 

As Meli and I shopped, we found that there were a lot of pretty accessories that ranged in price, but were overall affordable.  Check out the Sophie Theallet Beaded Bauble Bracelet, or this jeweled number.  I also really liked this jeweled cluster chain belt from Theallet's collection.

Thank you to The Limited at Dadeland Mall for hosting us and a big thank you to Meli who I love and need to see more of. <3

Shop the post below here and don't forget to take 50% off your Limited purchase with online code EARLY50.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teeolgy + Stella & Dot Scarf + Insta Lately

I have been really busy this week and last because I am moving to a new apartment! I unexpectedly had to be out of my old apartment before my new lease began, so, you can imagine what an  inconvenience it has been to have to move twice! I am still not officially moved into my new place, that's what the weekend is for! I am very thankful to have found what seems to be the perfect little spot.

In the near future I have a couple of fun giveaways planned.  The lovely people at Teeology have sent over a couple of adorable t-shirts, and Stella & Dot has provided one of their new scarves!  Fun stuff coming up guys, I am looking forward to it.  Get excited!!

To make out for the lack of post, I am posting pictures from my instagram feed.  

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From L to R: Ciate Caviar Mini Bar from Sephora // dinner plate at Yardbird on South Beach // Hummus fritters at Jimmyz Kitchen in Wynwood (one of my favorite spots to eat).

Clockwise: weekend D&G dress, vintage Dior earrings, Conversation Pieces jacket with sequined collar (c/o Audrey @Conversation Pieces -this is one seriously adorable jacket!! Thank you!) Floppy hat from Express.

Clockwise: Gorgeous view at the early voting precinct, high tide because of Hurricane Sandy (look closely, the water is at the same level as the dock, and spilling into the yard!) Stella & Dot Hope Bracelet c/o Tracy Bennett with Stella & Dot, Tibi gold Lame dress, Zara blue suede sandals, Butter Pink sandals from the Gilt City Warehouse Sale.  

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