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Some Recent Deals

10 Jan

Well, I started off the year saying I wasn’t going to shop much. I’d say I’ve done so-s0 at sticking with that goal…haha. First of all, the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale started last Tuesday, and I definitely did some damage there! But the Semi-Annual Sale is pretty much the only time I buy things like yoga pants, PINK sweats, new bras, etc. because the deals are SO good…why would I go buy the same things for full price when I can wait until January or July?!






Some deals I found:

L to R: Boyfriend Pant, $25 online (I paid less than $20 in-store though!); VS PINK Multi-Way Bra, $26.99 online; T-Shirt Demi Bra, $15.99 online


I also finally got a watch similar to one I’ve been eyeing for a while. I really wanted the Michael Kors version, but there are so many look-a-likes at much better prices, so I decided to go cheap on this one. I rarely wear a watch to begin with, so I’m trying to get used to having one on. Not to mention, I had $20 in Amazon Rewards….and the watch was $19.99! So I paid $4.95 total (for shipping) and basically got a free watch!







The one on the left is the one I bought for $19.99 on Amazon.com, and the Michael Kors Runway watch is on the right (On sale for $169 on Amazon.com!)…sure, its not exactly like the “authentic” MK watch, but its pretty similar at a much lower price!


Also, if you’ve never heard of Groupon…you should definitely check it out! I recently signed up to get the Groupon Deal of the Day for my area and I’ve seen some really great deals so far. They have 50% offers to restaurants pretty often, so if you like to go out to dinner…there ya go. I personally had been on the lookout for a Hot Yoga deal, since its typically so expensive! After checking Groupon and a few other sites with daily deals pretty regularly, I FINALLY found one! I have never been to this studio, but its one of the premier locations in the area, so I’ll give it a shot :)





I paid $40 for 10 classes…the retail price was $120, so I saved $80! Well worth it for yoga classes…they’re so pricey!


I tend to check out designer clothing discount sites pretty often, as mentioned in this post…even though I’m trying not to spend much money, I had been on the lookout for a pair of black skinny jeans for a while now. I kept seeing different types on Ruelala, Hautelook, and Beyond the Rack, but at $85+, I decided to wait around for a better deal. I logged onto Bluefly the other day, and lo and behold, I found a pair of James Jeans on sale for $54.39! I couldn’t pass that up, so I finally ordered some black skinnies.







I don’t have anything else I’m on the lookout for at the moment (which is a good thing! haha), so I’m going to try and stop spending $$$! I really need to start saving up if I’m going to go to Europe this summer! ;)

What deals have you found lately?



Deals of the Day

29 Dec

Finally made it out of the snow(!) and to the store for a little shopping today. Did some damage at Ulta…didn’t even know we had one around here! Usually I always go to Sephora…which is still my favorite. I liked Ulta, but Sephora has my heart ;) Anyways, the most important finds are the kitchen finds. Obviously! Especially when you find this really cute mojito glass that tells you exactly how to make the perfect Mojito:

From World Market


Or this adorable bowl…you really can’t beat 89ยข!

Also from World Market

And Starbucks was having an awesome sale on their Christmas merchandise as well…not sure this mug is Christmas, but it was a serious deal for $3.99!

If you have a World Market nearby…its totally worth the trip! All of their Christmas merchandise is 50-75% off. *Shameless plug, since my dad works for World Market’s corporate division* haha :)


21. Last Minute Gift Ideas

21 Dec

Am I the only person NOT done with Christmas shopping? Probably not…haha. But still, there are really 4 days (including today!) to get those last minute gifts done and wrapped before Christmas morning. Which means that I should probably not be sitting on the computer, but instead out braving the crowds…oops! ;) Here are some last-minute ideas for gifts:

1. A Bottle of Wine – This is good for almost anyone: a wine connoisseur, your neighbors, friends who are throwing a Christmas party, family, etc. Most people like wine and will appreciate the gesture!









2. A Gift Card – I know, I know…gift cards get a bad rap for being “impersonal”…but sometimes they’re the perfect gift for someone who (1) has everything, (2) you aren’t sure what to buy them, (3) they really like a particular place (i.e. restaurant, store, coffee shop, resort, spa, etc.).






3. A Gift Basket – Either buy them already made, or make your own and fill with the person’s favorite items. Bath & Body Works makes baskets, as do places like Harry & David. If you make your own, think about what the person likes: Are they a foodie? Try wines, cheeses, crackers, candies, etc. Do they like to be pampered? Wine (you can never go wrong with wine, clearly…haha), chocolate, candles, bubble bath, luxurious lotions, bath salts, etc. There are so many options…the ideas are almost endless. These are especially nice and thoughtful gifts if you really know the person’s interests!








17. Gifts for Men

17 Dec

1. A nice quality watch is always a good gift…a watch is just an essential, and a classic-looking watch goes with almost any outfit!






Michael Kors Round Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch, $180.00


2. A magazine subscription…based on his interests. If he likes golf, subscribe to Golf Digest. If he likes current events and business, try Newsweek. If he just likes sports in general, try ESPN The Magazine.







3. Video Games…apparently all men have an inner child. Enough said.







L to R: Madden 11, $38; Call of Duty, $50; XBOX Kinect, $149 (Let’s face it, the Kinect might be more interesting to you than your guy. Even better reason to buy it…a little gift for yourself! ha


Shopping for men can be really easy, or really difficult. There are so many things you CAN buy for men, like clothing, shoes, accessories, and colognes because most men don’t mind other people doing their shopping for them! However, getting jeans and socks year after year can get old…quickly. So even if you plan to buy clothing for the guy (because SOMEbody has help him stay in style…ha ha), throw in a “fun” gift as well. And hopefully he will reciprocate the idea and give you a “fun” gift too. You can always hope ;)


15. What to Wear on Christmas Day

15 Dec

I think its important to be comfortable on Christmas Day…after all, you might be traveling to your family’s house, hanging out and enjoying the company of family and friends, or maybe even outside playing football with the guys (+10 if they’re your hot neighbors! haha). Here are a few outfit ideas that you can layer, depending on the temperature. Around home, the weather is SO unpredictable, but it looks like we’re in the middle of a cold streak and a big chance of snow…which is not a bad thing right before Christmas ;)

1. Casual Chic







L to R: Forever 21 Lace Yoke Tunic, $22.80; 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Stretch Jeans, $169; Madden Girl Raleigh Bootie, $49.95

2. Comfortable & Cute







L to R: Forever 21 Crochet Sweater Top with Belt, $22.90; Forever 21 Fitted Ribbed Tee, $5.99; Charlotte Russe Everyday Skinny Destructed Jeans, $34.50; Bandolino Jess Boots, $100.99 (On Sale @ Macy’s!)

3. Christmas Classy







L to R: BCBG Max Azria Tunic Sweater Dress, $188.00; BCBG Max Azria Macaulay Leggings, $69.00 (On sale at 6pm.com!); BCBGeneration Malina Ankle Boot, $79.99 (On sale at Dillards!)

By the way, you might have to find some other shoes if you’re going to play football with the guys…totally worth it ;) haha


5. Pretty Sweaters for Cold Days

5 Dec

Brr, it’s cold outside! I love winter because I get to bundle up in sweaters and layers. I don’t mean frumpy layers and sweaters, though! You want to make sure that when you wear these cold-weather styles, you don’t let it become unflattering on your body. You can dress warmly and look like hot stuff at the same time! ;)

1. AE Light & Lofty Dolman Sweater, On sale for $29.95. Comes in Black, Grey, Smoke Blue, Lilac, Auberine, and Light Brown.







2. NY&Co Gramercy Cable Turtleneck Sweater, On sale for $29.95–Yes, turtlenecks get a bad rap sometimes, but they are definitely wearable and even chic if you get one that fits well and is flattering!






3. LOFT Shawl Collar Faux Wrap Sweater, $59.50–Comes in Navy, Primrose, Avocado, Lavender, and Ivory






4. Charlotte Russe Tie-Waist Crochet Lurex Sweater, $29.50–Comes in Champagne Beige and Raisin






5. Forever 21 Cable Sweater Tunic, $19.80–Comes in Charcoal and Purple






6. Forever 21 Cowl Cable Sweater Top, $18.24–Comes in Avocado, Burgundy and Cocoa







4. MY Wish List

4 Dec

It took me such a long time to come up with a Christmas list this year! I didn’t think I had too many things that I wanted, so I made a note on my computer and added things as I thought of them. Some of the items are more practical than anything, but there are a few exciting things on the list!

1. Michael Kors White Runway Watch, $218






2. Chi Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron, $99






3. Steve Madden Olympicc Blush Patent Pumps, $54






4. BlackBerry Car Charger (Told you some of it was “practical” and boring…haha), $9






5. Canon Powershot SX30 IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera, $369






6. Nike Zoom Structure Triax +14 Running Shoes, $100





I don’t know how much, if any, items that I will get off this list. Honestly, the older I’ve gotten, the less I WANT. When I was a child, Christmas presents were a huge deal to me, but now, I honestly prefer to shop for gifts to give rather than receive! Not saying that it wouldn’t be nice to get some of these items…haha ;)

What is on your Christmas list???