Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Back in March Liberty of London for Target was the thing to have! It sold out just about everywhere including But, I have news for you! While browsing around today I see that there are some fabulous floral rain boots, and when taking a closer look I see they are Liberty of London for Target rain boots that are back in stock!
If it's gonna rain you might as well look good having to walk around in it! Get them this time before they sell out...again!

Skirts Galore!

I'm always on the look out for fun skirts! This one is a keeper!
I love that it has some interesting detailing but it's a great neutral color that you can pair with prints, stripes, dots or solids. There's a million ways you can incorporate this skirt into your wardrobe. I likey!
French terry tulip skirt - $32 from

Rings & Things

I'm feeling inspired by the upcoming 4th of July weekend. If you don't want to go all out in red, white and blue you can opt for this star ring, it makes me think of the 'Star Spangled Banner". Yes, it kinda looks like brass knuckles but when you say its for the USA it's all good.
Star knuckle ring - $10 from
Also comes in gold.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Style Me Cheaply - Zoo Edition

This past weekend I headed out to the Bronx Zoo, this is what I wore and some other fun stuff.

Dress - H&M, Sunglasses - Forever 21, Shoes - Cynthia Vincent for Target

Giant Tortoise!

The peacocks were everywhere just roaming around with the animals and out with the zoo visitors, I had some walk by me about 10 times. But I must say they are gorgeous! I love the colors and those feathers are amazing, I have a new love for peacocks!

Another favorite of the visit was the butterfly garden, hundreds of butterflies flying all around, it was a beautiful sight! I got all national geographic and captured some great shots!
Style on Cheaply my friends!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Love this!

This necklace is amazing, I love the the brass rings all stacked up & the bright red cord is perfect to add a pop of color to a neutral outfit. I love it!
Ringed Velveteen-Strand Necklaces - $12.50
It gets better... Old Navy has everything 30% off right now - 6/29 in stores and online!
Use Code: ONBIG30 on

Super Sale!

Huge sale going on at Urban Outfitters!
Lots of great stuff for guys and gals, I suggest you browse.
Get to the sale here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Style Me Cheaply - Cruisin'

I sailed the Pacific Ocean via a fabulous cruise ship with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is what I wore plus some of my favorite trip pictures.
Bon Voyage outfit.
Sunglasses: Forever 21, Necklace: Topshop, Tank top: Express, Shorts: H&M

Formal Night, with my sister.
Dress: H&M Garden Collection - the White Rose Dress

Cabo San Lucas

Zip lining in Mazatlan, here I am with the boyfriend.
Sunglasses: Forever 21, Tank top: Forever 21

The most beautiful sunset I've seen in years!
Dress: H&M Garden Collection
Dress: XOXO, Necklace: Gilt Groupe, Shoes: Forever 21
Boyfriend Steve - Shirt: Express

I love seahorses so I had to get a picture! (Puerto Vallarta)
Tank top: Old Navy Bag: TJ Maxx

Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Aldo, Earrings: Express

More Seahorse love!
Earrings: Topshop ($4)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The TOPSHOP tour bus will be hitting the streets of New York for 4 days of summer fun and giveaways! At each stop they will be hosting styling workshops, makeovers and more! Each day they will also be giving away a limited number of Topshop keys. If you take yours in store the day you receive it, you’ll have the chance to try and unlock their secret wardrobe filled with summer prizes!
But, if you miss the bus don't worry, visit the TOPSHOP store on any of these tour dates, customers who spend $80 or more will receive an exclusive gold chain key necklace.
TOUR DATE: (Wednesday 6/23) MAKE – UP MAKEOVERS @ Union Square
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm
On the Tour Bus! – Makeovers, video tutorials, live tutorials, tips & tricks. The first 100 visitors to the Tour Bus win a free make up bag! The first 400 receive special keys.

TOUR DATE: (Thursday 6/24) PERSONAL SHOPPING @ Washington Square Park
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm
On the Tour Bus! – TOPSHOP’S ever so stylish Personal Shoppers will be on hand to provide trend tutorials, key looks and insider fashion summer tips and tricks. The first 400 visitors receive special keys.

TOUR DATE: (Friday 25) CUSTOMIZATION @ McCarren Park
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm
On the Tour Bus! – Make, Mend & Customize. Rejuvenate your summer wardrobe with NY stylist Whitney Fierce. TOPSHOP provides the white tees and Whitney provides the tips on how to re-do and makeover your style. Be the first 400 visitors and receive special keys.

11am – 6pm
On the Tour Bus! – Head to the store for a bit of island fever. Put your feet in the sand, lounge and listen to live music. Have a glass of frozen lemonade from the tour bus. On this final tour date, 400 keys will be given away.
I know what I'll be doing the rest of this week... running around after this bus!
Thanks to my girl at NY Social Agenda for the heads up on this!
Check out NY Social Agenda for updates on exciting NYC events and deals, reviews on some of the best restaurants and bars and insights on how to live a fabulous life in the city (even if on a budget!). We will teach you everything you need to know about being a savvy, money-saving New Yorker!

I fell in love...

I fell in love today with these fabulous shoes. I tried to get them out of my mind but I just couldn't stop thinking about them. I closed the browser many times, talked to friends about the shoes to try to get them to talk me out of buying them, but no, it was true love at first sight and I just had to have them. But these shoes made me break my own rule...I think you will understand once you see what my love looks like...

Yes friends I'm giving these amazing heels a new home and I couldn't be happier about it! But the rule I broke... I spent over $100 (eeks) They are amazing black suede with a peep toe and the studded/gem heel is one of the most amazing things I've seen. (second pic) I can literally wear these shoes with just about everything; skinny jeans, dresses, skirts... I'm having visions of outfits!
Sam Edelman Lorissa - Black Suede - $174.00
I actually spent $139.40, I found a coupon online for 20% off and they had a free shipping deal.
I hunted for a better deal and there was none to be had. Bloomingdale's is selling them for $200!
Sometimes it's good to be bad and break the rules.

NYC Sample Sale

Lovely People Shoe sample Sale
Spring & Summer styles
Where: 1385 Broadway, 5th fl. New York, NY 10018
When: Tomorrow, June 24th from 5:45pm – 8pm (or until samples sell-out!)
75% off of retail ($10-$60)
Cash or credit OK

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Under $20

A fab. friend of mine says to me today...

Becky: oh ps, I ordered something from walmart I think you'd like, random I know
me: please share
Becky: it looks awesome on and is so comfy
me: holy shiz that is awesome, I love it!
Becky: looks SO EXPENSIVE on too
What is this amazing find from Walmart you ask?
This bat wing cardigan for $18!
I ordered it in black, size small, my girl Becky says it runs kinda big, fyi. The 97 cent shipping was the cherry on top! Can't have too many black cardigans my friends and this one is perfectly over sized and chic. I know its summer but for the cool nights and chilly office AC it's perfect!
Norma Kamali - Women's Batwing Cardigan - $18.00
Comes in black, grey (limited sizes) and cream. online and in limited stores.

Chicago Event

I may reside in NYC but I always have love for Akira Chicago, when I'm in town I always head to the store and when I heard about an upcoming event in Chicago, IL I had to share with all my IL readers!
They are launching a new website - Shop Akira 2.0. the website is going to be packed with fabulous brands, I'm excited to see it! What better way to celebrate a launch that with an event packed with stylish goods and a fashion show!
Shop Akira 2.0 Launch Party
When: June 25, 2010, 7 pm
Fashion show is at 9 pm
Where: Griffin Lounge, 326 W. Chicago Ave.

Print out this flyer for free entry!
Thanks to!

Rings & Things

My animal kingdom ring collection has a new addition!
Just got this beauty in mail and I adore it!
It's another great find from Etsy.
Bull Head Ring - $12 from kingshandpress


I say you can never have too many little black dresses and this one is a perfect choice for summer, its fun and flirty with a fabulous price!

Short Sleeve Tee Dress by Juicy Couture - $74.00 (was $148) found on and an added bonus... free ground shipping!

If you haven't shopped on shopbop before you need to check it out! They have amazing designer goods and the sales are always amazing, plus its always free shipping!

Create an account today! I invite you - click here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Under the Sea

I've said it before, I have a weakness for sea horses. I just bought this fun number and I'm so so so excited! It's going to be perfect with some leggings and flats or with skinny jeans and heels. Love it!
Aquarium Field Trip Tunic - $57.99 from
If you haven't checked out this website before you need to! They have amazing stuff, from dresses to shoes and everything in between. Very unique styles I haven't seen anywhere else. They also get new items daily so be sure to keep checking back.
If you find something today save 10% by using this code: modfriend

Sample Sale


Summer Sale is starting at H&M!
Prices start at $5.00

Friday, June 11, 2010

$2 Tanks

Saturday June 12th tanks are $2 at OLD NAVY!
Tanks for women and girls are $2 (Reg. $6.50–$8.50).
Valid in U.S. only, while supplies last.
Select styles only; excludes embellished styles.
Limit 5 per customer. Stores open early. Check your local store for hours.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It begins...

I'm packing for vacation!
Headed to LA Saturday and jumping on the cruise ship Sunday!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Super cute canvas wedges and pumps from Urban Outfitters!
Only $48! Wedges are my must have for summer, I wear them daily, at the office, shopping, dinners, just about everywhere.
Cooperative Canvas Wedge - $48.00 (multiple colors)
UO Canvas Pump - $48.00 (multiple colors)

Flower Power

I love blazers. I have quite the variety in my closet but I do not have a floral print blazer. This one is a great find from Francesca's collections. It has a vintage floral pattern and its a cute cropped length. This blazer is perfect for the summer months to wear on those chilly nights or when the office is freezing.
Francesca's Collections

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mulberry + Target Collaboration!

This is huge news for us girls on a budget who love fashion and huge designers!

Target just announced that its next designer collaboration will be a handbag line by Mulberry. The line will hit and most Target stores on October 10 and be available through December 24. Mark your calendar!

Style Me Cheaply

I hit up H&M to see what new goodies they have and I walked away with a few treasures.
First up is this floral dress, it's perfect to wear on my upcoming cruise. I plan to wear it in port over my swimsuit on the way to the beach or while doing some shopping. It's really lightweight and comfortable.
Dress - $12.95
Next up is this cross body bag in grey. It has a chain strap and studs allover the front of the bag. It's a thin bag, perfect for a night out.
Bag - $17.95 (also comes in black)

Finally I hit up the accessories section and saw this amazing necklace! It's geometric and pretty good sized but not very heavy. All the different squares are connected to each other and swivel as you move. This is one of those necklaces to throw on with a simple t-shirt or tank top and viola you have yourself an amazing outfit!

Necklace - $17.95

Monday, June 7, 2010

JCREW extra 20% off Sale!

Romp On

Rompers are a new love of mine and I've fallen for this great strapless romper from Arden b.
I love the belted waist and the pockets are a great detail. Pair it with some heels for a night out or wear with some gladiator sandals. Either way its a win!
Comes in 3 colors; Sahara, Plum (pictured) and Black

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The bag I made from 1154 LILL Studio finally came! It's fabulous and I just love it so much!
This really was such a great gift idea - thanks friends!
(FYI: after your order is placed it takes about 3-4 weeks to receive your bag)
Read about 1154 LILL STUDIO & my ordering experience here!

Vintage Finds!

My grandparents are always going to yard sales, antique sales & estate sales in Wisconsin where they live, so I thought to myself one day... there could be some really cool jewelry and vintage stuff that people wouldn't appreciate at these sales. In NYC anything vintage is always super expensive and really picked over, it's hard to find really unique stuff without shelling our major money.
So every time my grandparents are going to a sale I ask them to pickup any boxes of jewelry they can find. These usually are about $5 for an entire box of 'treasure'. They picked up 3 boxes over the past few months and I found some awesome and amazing brooches aka pins! I plan to wear these clustered on a blazer, pin on a bag or scarf. So many ways to get creative with these lil beauties!