Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Don't You Just Love The Holidays

My family joined me in NYC for Thanksgiving this year and we had such a wonderful time! I showed off my susie homemaker skills and made the Thankgiving feast! We enjoyed the holiday spirit of the city and I had to share! Hope you had a fabulous holiday! Cheers!


We took a little visit to Rockefeller Center...
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Mom, Sister & I - My coat - Kohls


We enjoyed the extreme holiday spirit of Rolf's in NYC - I'm obsessed with this place!
Christmas decor as far as the eye can see.
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With my Dad :) - My sweater - H&M


Of course we had to take a visit to see Santa!
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The whole family - my fab. faux fur headband - H&M


I'm looking forward to all the fun this holiday season!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Roses are Red...

I still get a lot of comments and questions about the Rose dress I got from the H&M Garden collection last year. They sold out quickly so I was lucky to get my hands on them and I'm always keeping my eye out for something that's similar for my readers that missed out.

I found this dress at Zara, it reminds me so much of my lovely rose dress, the bow belt is an added bonus! It comes in black and white.

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Romantic Flower Dress - $69.90 by Zara


Presents In Every Color

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Marie Claire and Gilt Groupe have teamed up to bring you some wonderful holiday gift ideas!
Today's sale is Presents in Every Color, it starts at noon ET. I wouldn't miss it!

One of my favorite picks from the sale!!!
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Basic Wayfarer - Gilt Price $52.00 (Original $116)

Not a Gilt Groupe member? Be sure to sign up here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Francesca's Collections

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Cute in the Kitchen

With the holidays starting up I know I'll be spending more time in the kitchen, baking and cooking. I have my handy apron that protects my clothes from flying flour. I highly suggest you get yourself a fabulous apron or put it on your Dear Santa list!

There is a great designer that has feminine and flirty aprons perfect for baking, cooking and even wearing while your working in the kitchen and entertaining your guests.

These are my favorite picks from the Curls & Kisses collection sold on Etsy. The designer decided one Christmas to make gifts instead of buying them due to being tight on money and what she came up with was simply fabulous!

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Geraldine Apron - $39.00

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Petrice Apron - $39.00

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Earline Eyelet Apron - $32.00

http://www.curlsandkisses.com/

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NYC Sample Sale!

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Yochi Design Sample Sale!
Up to 80% off
This is one I'm very excited about!

When: Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 - 11am - 6pm
Where: Yochi Design Showroom - 10 west 37th St. 10th floor
between 5th & 6th Ave.
Cash & Credit

Yochi Design

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My buys from Lanvin x H&M!

My loves from the Lanvin x H&M Designer Collection...
Everything in the collection came in pretty packaging, fabulous boxes and dust bags for the accessories and the garment bags donned a lovely design. The shopping bags featured whimsical artwork with the saying "I want Lanvin... Not flowers." I always love those little details...makes carrying it around all day a little more fun!
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Sunglasses - $19.95

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Fabulous Yellow one shoulder dress - $199.00
This is one all the girls were after, they had taken the last one off a mannequin and all were gone when I made it in to shop. Then I found mine in the hands of an employee bringing it to the floor from the fitting rooms. Thank you to the girl who didn't want it!

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Necklace - $39.95

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Earrings - $19.95

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Hot Pink One Shoulder Dress - $199.00
I grabbed the last one and so happy it found its way to me!

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These aren't Lanvin but they will look so fabulous with my dresses.
To get these goodies it was quite the adventure! Read about it here.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rise & Shine for Lanvin x H&M

I had quite the adventure when heading out to shop for the Lanvin x H&M collection. Many thanks to my boyfriend for coming along and keeping me sane among all the madness! We woke up at 5:30am and headed for the H&M on 5th Ave. and 51st. When we arrived the line was a bit long...did a count and we were around 120 in line. Some people had been there since 8pm the night before! There were air mattresses’ blown up, people sleeping in sleeping bags and quite a few lawn chairs strewn about 5th Ave. Soon enough the sun started to rise and more and more people were joining the line.

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Windows and a peek at the Lanvin x H&M before the shopping begins.
H&M was kind enough to come around with coffee and croissants while we waited. Around 7am they started to hand out the wristbands and we all had to play by these rules. The first 320 people were getting broken into groups of 20 and each was assigned a 15 min. time slot to shop the women's collection. We got the 10:40am time slot but wanted to wait for the doors to open at 8am since the men's section was a free for all (no wristbands needed).
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They passed out "thank you for waiting" tote bags with a scarf inside.
When the doors finally opened people were running up to the 2nd floor and it was pure madness! Shirts flying, shoes being thrown, mannequins being held down my brave H&M employees... It was crazy! I wanted to head to the men's section in search of the fabulous sunglasses but everyone else had my same idea and in the few moments it took me to get from door to the second floor they were gone, gone, gone, gone. I seriously sank into a depression. It was my number one item and all that was left were empty boxes...

So off we went wandering around the store to check out the madness going on in the women's Lanvin section, people were grabbing everything and I was losing hope that anything would be left by the time I made it in. All the while I'm still stalking mannequins, windows and sales associates in search of a possible pair of sunnies. My boyfriend kept telling me to have hope and be patient, I'll be honest I really have no patience in times like these...but I decided that it just wasn't meant to be and I needed to move on (I know I sound craaazzzyyy).

Around 8:45am the dj made an announcement for anyone with wristbands to head to the designer area, we booked it and they were letting anyone with the wristbands in! OMG the fashion gods were watching over me! I was in and running around like a mad woman by 9am! We split up, I went for dresses and Steve went for the accessories I had my eye on. While checking sizes of a skirt out of the corner of my eye I see my new bff with some sunnies,
I ask "are those the sunglasses?!"
she replies "why yes they are"
me "ahhhh I love you, I love you!"
It was fate I got the sunnies! Then Steve spots her with another pair and this is where things get a little ugly. She goes to hand him a pair (she has 2 in her hands) and this woman came from nowhere and is yelling "I need 2, pleeaaaseeee." I froze by the confrontation and Steve just grabbed his pair and left her with one. I'll be honest she looked like she was taking those straight to Ebay, so I'm glad we gave them a good home. We rocked the sunnies as soon as we hit the streets of NYC today, ha!
I hit the dressing rooms with an armful of Lanvin goods and left with what I call a Victory!

It was crazy, fun and makes for some good memories.
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The crowd waiting for the doors to open.
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Me & my Lanvin goodies! Can't you tell how excited I am?
What I bought post, coming soon!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pretty Picks

I had to share some of my most recent beauty buys! I highly suggest for yourself or as a gift!

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Look Rich be Cheap - $18.00 by Rescue Beauty Lounge
I'm wearing this right now on my nails and it's pure gold glittery disco ball madness.
I would say I'm obsessed!
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Frugalista - $18.00 by Rescue Beauty Lounge
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Smoldering Eye Palette - $45.00 by Bobbi Brown found at Barneys
Perfect gift item! I love these colors, easy to pack for your travels too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jewels...a girls best friend

Get your mouse ready this is a Gilt sale you don't want to miss!

Getting yourself some new jewels is the perfect way to spruce up your wardrobe. Take that always classic and flattering black dress, add a great statement jewelry piece and BAM there you are the best dressed of the night! Or if you are in the giving spirit any of these are a perfect gift for that fabulous person in your life!

I've got a sneak peek of a couple great pieces from the Lulu Frost sale starting 11/17 at noon ET on Gilt Groupe.

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Light Blue Double Drop Earrings - Gilt price $105.00 (reg. retail $230)
These are amazing earrings! They can be worn so many ways, casual outfits, nights out on the town, the options are endless and they are a perfect way to put a little color in your look.

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Dark Blue Single Bond Necklace - Gilt Price $65.00 (reg. retail $145)
Gorgeous necklace! It will be stunning with a simple t-shirt and jeans or wear it with a cocktail dress!

If you aren't a Gilt Groupe member I invite you to join, you don't want to be missing out on these amazing sales any longer! Click here to join.

NYC Event

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Kick off the holiday shopping with this great Kate Spade event! Thanks to NY Mag for the invite!
RSVP: events@nymag.com
Always love the sips & snacks!

Cute Keds

Keds has done some special shoes for Gap this season and they are super cute! Living in the city I'm always on the lookout for some comfortable kicks to wear to walk to work, running errands, etc. I'll put my fabulous shoes in early retirement if I had them on my feet at all times, I'd probably also kill my feet! Oh they joys of being a city girl...
These keds shoes are fun yet practical and they'd also be good for my upcoming Disney World trip!

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Glitter Slip on by keds - $44.50
Also come in bronze.

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Lip Graphic Slip on by Keds - $39.50

Gilt Groupe Sales

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More great sales from Gilt Groupe today! Young Fabulous and Broke and 32 Flavors. They have amazing casual wear pieces that are comfortable while still being trendy and chic.
Sale starts 11/16 at noon ET.

If you aren't a Gilt Groupe member I invite you to join, you don't want to be missing out on these amazing sales any longer! Click here to join.

Love a deal!

I love a sale and I love shoes, so I really love getting shoes on sale!
Lori's shoes has got a great sale going on now until Sunday, get 20% off all items, including sale! YAY!
Just use code: SECRETSALE at checkout. Free shipping in the U.S. too!
These are my picks. Happy Shopping my friends!

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Seychelles Hawk - $63.92 (this includes the 20% off)
Also comes in black. These will be great with tights and a dress.

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Jeffrey Campbell Swansong - $63.92 (this includes the 20% off)
Also comes in blue. I adore this pair of shoes, so girly and perfect for a winter getaway or save them for spring! Flower power!

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Sam Edelman Novato - $72.00 (this includes the 20% off)
Can't go wrong with getting yourself some classic black pumps.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Layer your look

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Club Monaco has these fabulous thigh high stockings that are a must have for these chilly months! You can wear them so many ways, its a perfect choice for adding some layers to your look. I have a pair and I adore them!
Stockings - $24.00 available in stores.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Party Time

It's never to early to shop for those upcoming holiday parties. You don't want to be running around at the last minute stressed out about not have the perfect thing to wear! It's happened to me too many times and I promised myself I won't let it happen again!

There is a fabulous sale on Gilt Groupe starting tomorrow that I had to share with you! The shop is filled with perfect party picks for those holiday fiestas! Check out the sneak peek below.

The sale starts 11/13 and noon ET, make a note for yourself, you don't want to miss it!

Not a member of Gilt Groupe? Now is the time to join just click here!
I have so many great purchases from gilt groupe, it's a go to for me and I know you will love it!

Happy shopping!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Animal Instincts

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The leopard trend is still going strong, and this dress is spot on :) I love the flowy sleeves and the cinched in waist is super flattering. You can wear it with some black tights for an excellent holiday party look!

Leopard Cape Dress - $68.00 from Nasty Gal

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Roses are Red...

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If you loved the H&M Garden Collection Rose Dress and missed out this might be a nice substitute, I know its not the dress but its still fabulous! These lovely clutches will be hitting H&M stores soon, perfect for a night out or special occasion.
Ultra girly and it will be perfect for years to come!

Style Me Cheaply - Weddings!

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I attended a wedding for a family friend this past weekend, it was such a fabulous time!

What I wore: Dress - H&M, Necklace - TopShop, Shoes - Nina

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fab Forever Finds

A coworker of mine was rocking these leggings and I fell in love! They look amazing on, not your average black leggings my friends. I'm planning to wear with over the knee boots, flats, just about everything!

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Contrast Panel Leggings - $15.80 from Forever 21

House of Mouse

I love everything Disney! My family has gone to Disney World for years and it holds a special place in my heart, so whenever there is Disney related apparel and accessories that aren't super cheesy I get rather excited! Today I spotted coming soon from Forever 21 an entire Minnie collection for the holidays! YAY!
I will be checking back frequently to see what fabulous Minnie gear they have in store. Nothing wrong with buying some goods for my upcoming Disney World trip in June!
Have a magical day :)

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Check out the full Minnie Muse look-book here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Great Gifts

Its time to start thinking about the holidays and gifts! I have found a great gift idea, its fun and a bit funky, perfect for your sibling, family member, friend or even yourself!

The Slapper from TKO is a slap bracelet style watch, it has interchangeable bands and capsules. The complete watch retails for $50 and you can add accessory packs with 3 different color bands and capsule for $35, this will give you 16 different looks for under $100. You can match your outfit with your watch, wear the watch as a pop of color, the ideas are endless! Love it!
This gives me fond memories of my childhood :) I always accessorized with a slap bracelet.

Check out The Slapper here.

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