Monday, April 25, 2011

One last thing

I've got to start packing tonight for my beach vacation. While doing a little closet inventory I decided I need to get one final new dress. I did some online browsing today I came across this dress and I must have it! So I'm off to H&M later today! I honestly think 85% of what Im going to pack is from H&M...

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Dress - $49.95 - H&M


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Swedish Hasbeens & H&M

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image via Fashionista.com

The Swedish Hasbeens for H&M launches today in stores! These are a hot item, I have a prediction they will be flying off the shelves!

This collaboration won't do a dent on your budget either, prices range $59.95 - $69.95.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Its My Birthday

This weekend I celebrated my upcoming birthday with some of my fabulous friends!
We started the party at my apartment and then headed to Affaire. It was a wonderful birthday celebration. Every year it just gets better and better!



Dress - ASOS, Shoes Sam Edelman, Earrings - Vintage







At Affaire, I love the decor! We had a great area near the dj booth and we all had so much fun dancing the night away!


Thanks to Affaire for the lovely bottle of bubbly and the great birthday party celebration! I'm now an Affaire lover!

My real birthday is April 21, so there's much more fun to come!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Navy Deals

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Thid deal is going on in-stores only this Sat. 4/16!
Summer is coming - get yourself a new swimsuit! Check out my picks!

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Mix and Match String Bikini Top - Reg. $19.50
Mix and Match String Bikini Bottom - Reg. $19.50

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Polka Dot Bikini Top - Reg. $22.50
Polka Dot Bikini Bottom - Reg. $22.50

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Tribal Print Bikini Top - Reg. $19.50
Tribal Print Bikini Bottom - Reg. $19.50

Asos Sale

Asos is currently having a sale! I highly suggest checking it out.

I did some browsing and ended up ordering two things. I love the fact that Asos offers free shipping and returns. It makes the online shopping experience much less stressful! I ordered two sizes, once I get, I try on and return the one that didn't work. Piece of cake.

I got the goods today, tried on and I LOVE!
Check out my buys.

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One Shoulder Dress in silver grey - $39.45 - ASOS

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Printed Beach Kaftan - $17.93 - ASOS


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cupcakes

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I recently did a cupcake baking class with two of my friends. We had the best time so I had to share my fun with you! The class was held at Butter Lane in the East Village, NYC. The three of us were in charge of making the chocolate cake batter and chocolate frosting while two other groups made vanilla and banana cakes. We hadn't even gotten to the frosting and I was already on a sugar high from all the batter I was eating. whoops.

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Making the batter

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Chocolate cake batter - so tasty

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This little scooper is my new best friend

After the frosting was made we learned how to frost, the Butter Lane way. We then had a little competition of who was the best ' froster'... each given two cupcakes and five minutes to frost.
The judging happened and I was awarded the best froster ever honors :) I know my mom is so proud!

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The winning frosting work

We frosted, frosted and frosted all 108 cupcakes and each left with a bakers dozen of delish cupcakes in all sorts of flavors. My favorite creations were the banana cupcake with chocolate peanut butter frosting and the chocolate cake with raspberry vanilla frosting.

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Black and white blazer - H&M, Turquoise necklace - bought on gilt groupe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brighten Up

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I've been seeing colored pants popping up all over the streets of NYC and I must say I love it! I personally haven't worn them in years but I think I still have a red pair somewhere in my closet that I need to dig out. A bright pair of colored jeans are fun for day wear and make enough of an impact that you can keep it simple and casual with the rest of your look.

Red Berry Jeans by BDG - $58.00 - Urban Outfitters
Bright Blue Skinny Jeans - $29.00 - High Gloss Fashion
Bright Yellow Skinny Jeans by J Brand - $176.00 - Singer 22

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Little Things


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I've decided to do my own little protest until the real spring weather comes. I'm wearing all black on the days its cold, sad and rainy. Today's forecast meant head to toe black, but I threw in a little fun and color with my accessories.
Ring bought on etsy and Necklace from Madewell.

Calypso St. Barth for Target

Target is partnering with Calypso St. Barth, the global luxury lifestyle brand known for upscale resort wear, to introduce an affordable, limited-edition collection for fashion and home. Calypso St. Barth for Target brings destination-chic style to apparel and accessories for women, girls and babies, as well as an assortment of home furnishings. Ranging in price from $1.99 to $79.99, the collection is available May 1 - June 11 at all Target stores and Target.com.

These are my favorite looks from the collection...

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image via Target

White Linen Wrap Dress - $42.99, Wedges - $29.99, Earrings - $14.99, Starfish Pendant Necklace - $19.99, Beaded Necklace - $19.99, Rope Bracelets - $14.99 each, Long Nugget Chain Necklace - $22.99 (worn as bracelet) and Canvas Fan-Print Tote - $19.99

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Tie-Dye Maxi Dress - $39.99, Crochet Vest - $29.99, Wedges - $29.99, Elephant Pendant Necklace - $19.99, Long Nugget Chain Necklace - $22.99, Rope Bracelets in Green Turquoise and Pink $14.99 each

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image via Target

Beaded Triangle Bikini Top - $22.99, Linen Pants - $29.99, Coin Scarf - $19.99, Beaded Sash Belt - $16.99, Tie-Dye Flip-Flops - $12.99, Multi-Strand Seed Bead Necklace - $39.99, Rope Bracelets in Green, Turquoise and Pink $14.99 each, Long Nugget Chain Necklace in Gold $22.99 (worn as bracelet)

Monday, April 11, 2011

H&M Conscious Collection

I first told you about this collection in Feb. and the time has finally come for its debut.

The H&M Conscious collection launches this week on April 14!
It includes items for women, men and children. It is all made from environmentally adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel and recycled polyester. The designers have found inspiration in shades of white, which is one of the most important colors this Spring season. Think of this collection as a minimalist, tailored look combined with romantic lace, frills and draping. Prices will range from $15 - $60.

"It's not just about organic cotton any more, the possibilities for creating a complete fashion statement with Eco smarter materials are huge now. By designing recurring Conscious Collections we have the opportunity to show in a variety of ways what's possible using more sustainable fabrics, "says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M Head of design.

These items are on my list when I head to the store this Thurs!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rings & Things

I did a little after work shopping the other day and hit up my favorite, H&M. I saw lots of great items for spring so I suggest checking it out. I picked up a swimsuit and a swim cover up for my upcoming vacation. I also got this fabulous ring. I actually don't own a ring in this color, it's big and bold but not too heavy. It reminds me of a childhood candy my sister and I loved to eat... rock candy. So fun and fabulous, a perfection addition to my many upcoming spring outfits.

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Ring - $5.95 - H&M

Friends & Family Deals

More friends and family deals I had to share!
Happy Spring shopping!

LANDS END
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ANN TAYLOR
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LACOSTE
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KATE SPADE & JACK SPADE
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

All about wedges!

Wedges are the must have shoe for the spring and summer season. My closet is stocked with wedges since they are really comfortable and are really easy to run around NYC in. Gotta love style and comfort!

There are so many options when it comes to footwear and you can find some great styles in every price range. I kept it under $100 and found some great picks in a variety of colors. I've got you covered from neutrals to bright and bold colors.

Neutrals are always a great choice since you can wear with so many options. If you want to add a bit more punch to your look you can go with a bold colored wedge. I always love to wear a black and white outfit and add a splash of color with my footwear.

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White Fraid Wedge - $79.95 - Steve Madden
Capri by Tinley Road - $55.00 - Piperlime

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Black Matisse Asher - $78.00 - Loris Shoes
Green Blanca - $99.00 - Nine West
Turquoise Toni Espadrille by DV by Dolce Vita - $78.95 - Nordstrom
Cognac Rope Wedge Sandals by Dolce Vita for Target - $29.99 - Target

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Red Gadget Wedge by Franco Sarto - $79.00 - Piperlime
Yellow Veno Wedge by SM Steve Madden- $49.95 - DSW

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Dresses

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American Eagle has really stepped it up in the dresses category! While doing my usual online browsing I came across these two dresses and I'm majorly crushing on them!

Floral Dress - $39.50 - American Eagle
This floral dress is SO girly. It's a perfect dress for a casual summer party or to wear to brunch with some friends. It's a must have for me this summer.

White Festival Dress - $39.50 (also comes in black)
Everyone needs a crisp white dress and this one has such feminine details and the belted waist makes it super flattering. LOVE it!