Thursday, April 29, 2010

Style Me Cheaply

I was away on a wonderful vacation to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, and of course I had to share what I wore!
Dress - H&M Garden Collection - $49.95
Shoes - H&M - $49.95
they tie around your ankle/leg however you want and are super comfortable
Stacked up bangles from Forever 21
Dress - Tracy Feith for Target (last year)
Sunglasses - Forever 21 - $5.80

Necklace - Topshop super sale for $10! Sorry for the close up ha!

Hat - H&M (last year)

Sunglasses - Forever 21 (last year)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bag it

It's about that time to change over your winter handbag for your spring and summer carry all.
Strolling around with a dark bag is boring when there are so many fun color choices!
I adore this bag, it's bright colored with lots of fun zipper and hardware details and the lining is the sweetest polka dot pattern.
The Melie Bianco bag in Coral $68.00 from Loris Shoes

Dressed up

I'm back from vacation and now in search for a dress to wear to an upcoming wedding.
This one is a contender, I love the black and white pattern and how it isn't so matchy matchy with the zig zag pattern on top and the skirt. The shape of the dress is really fun and flattering and it would be perfect to accessorize with some fun bold shoes and accessories.
Zig-Zag Charlotte dress - $64.00 from

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm off on back the 28th.

Til then...Style on Cheaply!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


For my birthday my fab. friends got me a gift certificate to the 1154 LILL STUDIO which is a custom handbag company with stores in Chicago and Boston and they also have a website.
Step 1: pick your bag silhouette
Step 2: pick fabrics for the exterior, trims, interior and inside pocket.
There are over 50 fabric designs to choose from!
Step 3: Place the order and they make it custom! How awesome is that?
It's an amazing selection they have, from clutches, tote bags, travel accessories, etc.

I went with making a clutch since a girl can never have too many for nights out. It's a black and white design for the outside with a shades of gold trim, the interior is a crazy bright lime green with a hot pink patterned pocket, I figured why should the outside of the bag have all the fun?
The end result is pictured above.
It's my one of a kind design and I can't wait for it to come!
They also have pre-made designs you can purchase or you can design your own!
It's an amazing gift idea for birthdays, holidays, or even bridal parties!
Check it out - 1154 LILL Studio

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Style Me Cheaply - birthday edition

Happy Birthday to me!
Today, April 21 is my actual birthday and I had a fabulous birthday party on Sat. night.
Of course I had to share what I wore!
That's me in the red with 2 of my fabulous friends!
I wore the H&M Red Rose dress with the McKale blue strappy heels from Aldo, earrings are from Express circa my high school days and the ring is a fab. forever find from who knows when.
My fab. friend in blue is wearing an amazing Alice + Olivia dress she found at TJ Maxx for $7!!! it was originally $454, it was a maxi dress but the bottom was super dirty so she got it hemmed! It looks amazing! She belted it with a great find from a vintage store in NYC that she picked up for $6, dress and belt for under $15!!!
Style on Cheaply my friends!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Love this!

I love to wear black and white in just about anyway I, dresses, shirts you name it!
I'm so excited Express has come out with this amazingly fabulous black and white graphic print skirt! I tried it on in the store and it looks awesome! It's a perfect mini to add to your summer wardrobe, it will look great with a black or white tank tucked in, throw on some fun jewelry and you are set! Sadly, they didn't have my size at the time so it's still on my 'to buy' list.
Graphic Cotton Sateen Mini Skirt - $44.50 from Express
(in stores and online)

Rings & Things

I have a major love for double finger rings and this one is simply amazing!
It's so random I just have to have it! Who wouldn't want a parrot ring?!
I think I'm going to start a collection called the animal kingdom of rings...ha!
I've already got my cougar ring!
Parrot Pal ring - $3.80 from Forever21

Dresses Galore

Finding a perfect casual dress is sometimes a hard thing to do.
But, this dress fits exactly what I'm looking for.
It's got a built in bra which is major points in my book!
The ruched top is so flattering and will make your waist look great, it's made of a super comfortable supima cotton and its on sale!
This dress will look great for a day time party, day of shopping with the girls, dinner dates, the list goes on! Dress it up with some fun heels or pair it with flats, either way you will look fabulous! It also comes in 11 colors so you're sure to find one that suits you.
Strapless bra top dress - $39.00 from Victoria's Secret

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hey Shorty

I'm not really one to wear shorts and if I do they have to be unique and not just your average pair of shorts...I found these super cute shorts with a scallop hemline. So so so cute!
They are high-waisted and will be perfect with a simple tank tucked in.
Lucca Couture Scallop Chiffon Short - $48.00
(come in black or yellow)

Cynthia Vincent for Target

Cynthia Vincent for Target went on sale yesterday and I awoke early to jump on since the closest Target in NYC is in Brooklyn, which is an hour subway ride away. I didn't want to miss out and I'm so glad I woke up early, they sold out within hours on!
I logged on at about 8:30am and each shoe was available in every size.
I am getting 2 of the fabulous wedges and they were each $29.99! Cynthia Vincent shoes normally runs around $300 and up for wedges and heels.
They were also offering free shipping, which made my morning!

Multi-color Print Wedge Sandal - $29.99

Black Gladiator Wedge Sandal - $29.99
Also come in Cognac and Yellow.

If you have a Target store nearby I would suggest just popping by to see if they have anything in stock. The collection also features, flat sandals, ballet flats and heels.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Check out these amazing wedges!
I love the look of black and white together and I tend to wear a lot of it, half of my closet is either black or white clothing. So I headed to Payless this afternoon to check them out.
They are from the Alice + Olivia for Payless line and they live up to the high expectations I had. They have a great peep toe, are super comfortable and the black and white fabric is satin strips that look really chic and bold.
The shoes will be great with jeans, dresses, skirts and the old navy romper I'm dying to wear!
Sadly, my size was a bit dirty on the white section but they were able to order another pair for me and it's getting shipped to the store for free, how amazing is that?! Hope they arrive soon!
The original price is $39.99, which is an incredible deal and with my birthday discount of 20% off I'm getting these fab. shoes for $31.99!
Striped Slingback - $39.99 available in stores and on
The rest of the Alice + Olivia collection is really cute as well, and amazing prices!

Rings & Things

I love double finger rings and who wouldn't want a zebra ring?
This find is from Forever 21 and is only $6.80! Love it!
Zebra Connector Ring from

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dresses Galore

How quirky and cute is this dress?
It's one of those dresses that you put on and it just makes you feel good and you can't help but smile.
Pineapple Dress - $90 - Topshop

H&M Fashion Against Aids

H&M is launching its 3rd Fashion against AIDS campaign this May.
25% of the sales will be donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects.

The collection will be sold in H&M's Divided men's and women's departments. The collection is festival inspired, think bold prints and designs. They are also not just sticking to apparel and accessories this time around, there will also be sleeping bags, tents, headphones and more... I'm really lovin' a lot of the pieces. Mark your calendar is debuts May 20!
Such a statement piece. Necklace - $18
These may be my favorite from the entire collection. Sandals - $25

Love this color and silhouette. Top $35!

One of my favorite site has got the entire collection piece by piece!
Check it out here from Fabsugar.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Warehouse Sale!

Rock & Republic Warehouse sale!
Mens, Womens, Kids
50-80% off
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
123 W. 18th St. 4th floor
April 16: 4-9pm
April 17 - 18: 9am-7pm
cash or credit card only
Happy Shopping!

Sporty Spice

With the baseball season kicking off girls want to look cute and sporty while supporting your favorite team.
I've been to a few MLB games in my day and of course I treat it like an experience and need to go all out with an outfit and support the team, but the majority of the teams shirts are unflattering over sized t-shirts, which made it not as much fun as it could have been.
But, Victoria's Secret has saved your MLB outfits!
They have just launched the adorable
The teams they have covered; Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs (!) My hometown is in IL, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals.
They've got you covered on t-shirts, baseball t's, sweatpants, hats, etc.

Baseball tee's - $32.50

tee's - $26.50

Show your team spirit with style!


Found some perfect black sandals!
They will go with just about anything, I love the multi-strap look.

Blowfish Liv Sandals - $34.00 found on
Also come in brown.

Sample Sale

NYC its another sample sale!
French Connection Men's & Women's Sample sale going on now - April 18.
Where: Chelsea Market - 75 9th Ave

Ladylike Lace

Since its now dress season (YAY!) you will be seeing me post a lot of them.
I practically live in dresses when it's summer so fun, flirty & easy to wear.
The Lydia Lace Dress is a perfect choice for a summer night out. The dress is a gorgeous pure white and the lace makes it ultra girly. Put on some heels and you are good to go! But this one is for the bold, the back is totally sheer lace...get creative and wear a skirt under to pull it off.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sample Sale

Attention NYC!
Betsey Johnson Sample Sale!
April 14-16
Accessories - 50% off
Apparel - 75% to 80% off
145 W. 44th St. - 6th floor
near Sixth Ave.
Phone: 212-993-9251
W–F 10am–10pm
Thanks at NYMag & the cut for this one!


In honor of Earth Day which is April 22, fabulous designer Catherin Malandrino has created an eco-friendly tote that pays homage to her two favorite cities, New York and Paris.
The bags are made from 95% recycled materials and the tote is only $25!
It features iconic images of the cities, including the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty
Available now at Catherine Malandrino boutiques worldwide.
Be eco-chic carrying your stuff to work, the gym, grocery store, etc.


The hunt was on for the perfect shoes to go with the dress I'm wearing for my birthday party this weekend. I stopped in Steve Madden and strike out, then head to Aldo and SCORE!
Aldo has amazing shoes right now! I held back because I needed to stay focused on the real reason I was there...and with my focus I found some great options, nude strappy heels, nude peep-toe platforms, and the winner strappy sandals with faux snakeskin!
The Mckale - Regular price $100, I bought on sale for $69.98
They also come in green and fuchsia, I bought in store but they are also available online with a ton of other sale goodies!
Shop Cheaply!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Who doesn't love getting products at a discount?
There is a great new online private sale site the features only luxury goods!
RowNine is exclusively dedicated to luxury goods and accessories (watches, jewelry, leather goods, etc.) combined with high-touch concierge services, such as:
Certified gemologists and factory-trained timepiece experts, Personal shopping assistants with detailed brand knowledge, Detailed information on customer preferences and shopping history to provide the most customized service. All these great touches for discounted products!
Some of the great sales they've had in the past...
Gucci & Fendi Eyewear, women's fragrances (think dior, Burberry etc.)
Currently there is a sale going on for Amrita Singh Shoes and Handbags with discounts up to 74% off!
It's free to join and they send you daily emails with the great new sales!
Join here my friends!

Sample Sale

Elie Tahari Sample sale!
(TUES-FRI 8:30am-7:30pm, SAT 10am-5pm)
510 5th AVENUE (Entrance 43rd Street - Ground Floor)
Phone: 212-398-2622
Payment: All major credit cards, cash, no checks
Deals and Steals...
70% - 80% off Women’s, Men’s, Shoes and Handbags!
Some examples of what you will find at the sale:

Men's: Cotton-cashmere zip-up sweater with suede details originally $278, now $69
Woven shirts originally $178, now $49
Footwear: Shoes originally $198-498, now $79-99
Metallic leather sandal with beaded detail originally $498, now $99
Leather ballet flat with jewel and metal embellishments originally $298, now $79
Handbags originally $348-898, now starting at $79

Super Sale!

$5 Sale going on at Urban Outfitters!
tops, tights and hats oh my!
Plus more goodies!
Get to It!
Shop here !

Beach Bag

It's always fun to stop into T.J Maxx you never know what you might find and on this trip I got a wonderful bag perfect for my upcoming beach vacations!
I have a rule that you can't be toting around a leather handbag while on the beach, in a beach town, or pretty much while on reminds me to much of the 'real world'.
I like to find a bag that can work on the beach and while doing some shopping in town and it has to be big enough to haul all my stuff!
A perfect vacation beach bag/tote! Comes is a few other colors but I went with the black and white. It fits comfortably over the shoulder and has a zipper closure to keep all my treasures safe. It's also quite lightweight and is fully lined to keep that sand out.
Best part it was $9.99! You can't beat that!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Reader Request!

I had a reader request (so exciting!) to help find some jewelry to go with the fabulous white rose dress from H&M. The dress is a gorgeous recycled polyester but looks like its delicate chiffon. The top is ruched with a sweetheart neckline so I don't think the jewels should be the center of attention, they need to compliment and let the fabulous dress be the star!


If you want to be a little bold I think this big Pearl cluster necklace would be perfect.
Pearlescent Cluster Necklace - $14.80 Forever21

To keep it a bit more simple I suggest an initial necklace.
This one is from Macy's and was originally $100 but now on sale for $19.99 comes in gold or silver and has a small diamond accent.

If you don't want to go the necklace route I say bold earrings! These will compliment the dress and still make a statement.
Barze earrings - $25 from Aldo

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Top it off

A must have this summer is a fedora hat.
There are so many options...linen, straw, white, black, colors, etc.
I already have a white linen hat from H&M last year but I wanted to update the hat collection and found this awesome black and white patterned fedora. It's from Express and would be the perfect compliment to top off a black maxi dress. Wear your hair in a cool side braid and top with the fedora, ultra chic and on trend.
Patterned Straw Fedora Hat - $34.50 Express
(in stores & online)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dresses Galore

Today is the day of dresses I guess.
This one hails from Fred Flare which is an awesome website with all sorts of cute random things that will make you smile.
The Sweet Sunday dress is just so darn sweet, like sunshine and lemonade.
It would be the perfect dress to wear to a wedding shower, baby shower, back yard BBQ, brunch... the list goes on. But it definitely has a great mix of sweet and girly. Put it on with some bold jewelry and espadrilles and you are good to go!
Comes in yellow and coral- Sweet Sunday dress - $64

Dresses Galore

One of my favorite things to wear when the weather gets warm are dresses. They are easy to wear, comfortable and there are so many options! My closet has made the transition to warm weather clothes and it's full of dresses. Maxi dresses, mini dresses, and everything in between.
If you haven't gotten a little collection going yet this is a perfect pick to start it!
Gone Coastal Dress - $56 found on
I love the pattern and colors, it also has a racer back. so cute!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Love this!

I have them in the yellow and they are amazing!
I'm totally loving these sandals...the bright color, the great cutouts and the lace up style! Found these bad boys on Urban Outfitters, they are going to be great this spring and summer. I can picture it now...strolling down the streets of New dress...big sunglasses...and BAM bright Scallop Lace Sandals!

Not feeling so adventurous the black or white are a great neutral option with a fun twist.

I'm predicting these are going to be selling out especially since they are a wonderful cheap $38.00!

Style on Cheaply my friends!

Fab. Forever Finds

Its Fab. Forever finds time!
Today while browsing the new arrivals section I fell for this flamingo tank.
It reminds me of something a gaudy grandma in Florida would be wearing while watering the grass...well maybe not this exact tank but I'm sure I've seen some shorts with this pattern on a retired Florida resident somewhere before.
It's quirky and is the perfect top to throw on for a casual day shopping, brunching or even travelling...flamingos also hold a special place in my heart ever since my senior year in college, a guy friend decided it would be fun to take a flamingo lawn ornament and cut a hole in the body and a hole in the beak to drink out of. At that time it was the best idea I had ever heard of and everywhere we went the Flabongo would follow! Ahh the know where to find me after work en route to F21!

Zac Posen for Target: Pop Up Shop

UPDATE: NYC we're getting another fabulous Pop-Up Shop!
Target is bringing Manhattan a 24 hour pop-up shop for all us hard core New Yorkers!
I am going to be on vacation when the line debuts April 25th and have already been plotting ways to talk my mom and or sister into buying for me (hi mom)! So this is the best news I've heard all day! YAY!
The details: April 15 opens at 11pm and closes at 11pm April 16.
Location: 481 8th Avenue at 34 Street
A sneak preview of the Zac Posen for Target line is in!! Check it out here (thanks to Fabsugar!) The line is hitting stores and the web on April 25!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cynthia Vincent for Target

It's that time again...another fabulous designer/target collaboration!
This time it's Cynthia Vincent footwear and I am honestly very very excited. The prices are insanely on the cheap side, ranging from $25-$30. You can really get your style for cheap!
The collection hits stores and on April 18th (an early birthday present to me)!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Swim Season

My swim wear count has gone up to 19...whoops!
Now I just need to plan more beach vacation...

The newest addition:

Ladybug Bikini - Forever 21

top and bottom sold separately $10.80 each