Monday, December 23, 2013

Look for Less: J.Crew Darby Suede Loafers

I am always on the look out for a look for less option on something I love, but cannot afford to splurge on the full price retail item.  I consider myself to be quite thrifty and a bargain hunter.  I LOVE to find bargains at TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Nordstrom Rack.  Whenever I go into my local TJMaxx, I must check the shoe and jewelry sections, even if I do not plan to buy something for myself.  You never know when a gem will be waiting for you...and it was!  
There on the shelf, the last pair in my size, were these J.Crew Darby loafer look-a-likes, which are normally $150, but I found this dupe for a mere $35.  What's even better, the Me Too pair doesn't run as narrow as J.Crew's loafer.  Cozy feet time!

I've spotted a few other fab finds for you also.  I think I really want the leopard pair!


Monday, December 16, 2013


I'm interrupting my break from blogging to bring you a few of these coveted items from J.Crew.  I'm obsessed with each and every item here, plus tons more from their winter line.  I certainly hope I was a good girl this year so Santa leaves me one or two of these goodies underneath the tree!
merry and bright

Go to J.Crew online or any store and get 30% off your items plus free shipping through December 24th!
Deals like that cannot be passed up! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Finds: Bows are Back!

Not that they were ever gone...
I think we just took a short break for summer brights.

With fall approaching us and the holidays practically around the corner, I'm noticing bows starting to pop back up in stores everywhere!  This trend is here to stay, ladies.  
Can we even say bows are a trend?  They are so classically girly and preppy.  I suppose they seem trendy because they are popping up in stores that typically rely on their trendy clientele ..such as Forever 21.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good Forever find, but I tend to get my trendy fix from there and save the classic stuff for stores that produce better quality goods, like J.Crew, Banana Republic, Ralph get the point.

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I came across these ah-dorable bow tees from Loft and just love their simplicity.  I could easily see myself pairing them with a basic pair of jeans, flats and a light jacket for errands on a fall weekend.  
Instantly a combination of classic, preppy and trendy with minimal effort on those to-go days.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Animal Graphics

If you thought animal graphics were gone with last season, think again!  They're back for the fall season and are as cute as ever!  

animal graphics

J.Crew sweat shirt / Old Navy graphic crewneck sweater / Mossimo long sleeve sweater / Ann Taylor sweater

I love all of these sweaters to pieces, but if I had to pick just one to own I'd have to pick the adorable double fox sweater from Ann Taylor.  I love the warm coloring on it.  I'm envisioning it paired with blue jeans and cognac colored boots.

Which sweater is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Leather and Camouflage

I've got a major crush on J.Crew's fall line.  All the leather accents and camouflage have me smitten.  If you're not sure how to break into the camo trend, a scarf is the perfect way to ease yourself into camouflage.  It's a small accent that will help you look fashion forward instead of "army chick."  
This trend represents one way in which I like to "stick to the classics" and only splurge on inexpensive trendy items.  This scarf, for example, is only $55, which would be well worth the money for the entire scarf season. I can't lie, I deeply considered splurging on the camo trend and buying this vest, but when I considered my options, the smarter choice was the classic striped vest.  I know I'll wear it season after season.

leather and camo

Merino sweater / J.Crew ripped straight leg jeans / J.Crew lined leather boots / J.Crew red leather purse / J.Crew bracelet bangle / J.Crew earrings / J.Crew shawl / NARS Cosmetics lip stick

How do you feel about the camouflage trend?  
Do you think it will stick around for a few seasons or be out quickly like neon?


Monday, August 26, 2013

Leopard Love!

I've always been a huge fan of Gap clothing.  They are always comfortable, affordable and fashionable.  Their 2013 fall line is adorable, as always...they never disappoint me.  
As I was browsing, I came across this gorgeous 100% leather leopard print fold over similar to the coveted clutch from Clare Vivier, but of course at a much more affordable price.  $49.99! 
Per usual, I ordered this ASAP, especially since they were having a 20% off promo this weekend.  It will be a great addition to my wardrobe this fall and for many seasons to come!

On a different note, I'm officially back to school with the kiddies today.  Summer really flew by, but I'm embracing the cooler weather and really excited to teach 3rd grade this year!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Find!

tilda lookalike

I'm loving this long sleeve spin-off of the J.Crew Tilda shirt that was ever so famous this past spring.  This piece will be a great addition to my wardrobe and perfect piece for layering, just leaving the blingy collar exposed. Best part is, it's on sale right now from $50 to $30. Sign me up!

Happy Friday!