September 26, 2016

In the Mood – Tory Burch Private Sale

Today is the last day for the Tory Burch Fall Event sale. If you spend $250, you’ll receive an extra 30% off sitewide when you use the code FALL16.  It’s a pretty amazing sale and I really don’t want you to miss out on it. So, I’ve put together a quick list of some of my favorite handbags and other accessories that are still available.  I thought I was going to do more damage with this sale, but I only purchased the Thea Mini Bag.  It’s been on my wish list for the longest time, so I had to pull the trigger. Have you guys bought anything from the sale yet? Let me know in the comments.

September 22, 2016

In the Mood – J.Crew New Arrivals (October 2016)

Have you all checked out the new arrivals at J.Crew yet?  I hopped into the store earlier this week on my lunch break to see the new arrivals in person, but I didn’t have a chance to try anything on yet.  However, I did manage to walk out with this Perfect Shirt because I’m obsessed with the colors in this plaid pattern.  I can’t wait to wear it.  I’m also really loving the Rhodes Blazer in Houndstooth Wool – I mean those elbow patches are just perfect.   The next item on my list of things to buy is the love the houndstooth pattern and the elbow patches are just perfect.  I also think the Combo Tweed Dress is just darling for fall.  I’ll have to order it soon so I can try it on because I don’t think my store will get it in stock.  Are you guys excited about the new fall additions? Which items are you most likely to buy? My favorites items from J.Crew are pictured below and I’m sure they will  put you all in a good mood! Check them out and let me know what you’re loving this month.

September 18, 2016

In the Mood: Splurge, Save, Steal (Fall’s Hottest Trends)

I’m not sure about you guys, but I constantly find myself going back and forth on whether I should just save up the money and splurge on big ticket items like a $2500 purse or a $500 pair of sunglasses or save my money and just buy the cheaper and more affordable version!  It sure would be great to not have to worry about money and splurge when you want to, but this is the real world.  And 9 times out of 10, I just focus on finding the best dupes I can find.  So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite “look for less” options with you all.

One of my favorite deals is this saddle bag from TJ Maxx mostly because its almost identical to the Chloe version.  And how great are these scalloped ballet flats for $43? They look just like the $495 ones here. I don’t’ think I’ve ever paid over $75 for a pair of jeans before, so I don’t understand paying $245 for these designer jeans.  Now if they go on sale and the price is reasonable, then I’ll definitely pick them up. Lately, my go-to place for jeans is Old Navy since they sell for under $50.  In my opinion, designer sunglasses are way too expensive to buy at full price especially since people tend to lose them or break them so easily.  Lately, I’ve been buying affordable cat eye sunglasses like this one HERE, this one HERE and I have my eye on this one HERE.  They are still stylish and I save a ton of money.  I have a utility vest from Old Navy from forever ago, but this one HERE is a great alternative to this Rag & Bone vest.

What are your thoughts on splurging vs. saving? Would you rather save up and buy the name brand or steal and get the look for way less?  Also, let me know if you like to see more splurge, save or steal posts on my blog. I had fun putting this together for you all. 

Row 1: Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat, Sam Edelman Francis Flat, Athena Alexander Toffy Ballet Flat
Row 3: Tom Ford Lily Cat Eye Sunglasses, Ted Baker Cat Eye Sunglasses, Target Cateye Sunglasses

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