Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Splurge vs. Steal: The Quilted Puffer Vest

UPDATE (12/10): Ladies, I found an even better deal at Jane. You can pick up a steal version of the Herringbone puffer vest for only $33! Click here to purchase before it sells out.

Who isn't in love with the quilted puffer vest? I own a couple in different colors and prints myself, after a friend of mine showed up to Sunday brunch in the navy and white striped version from J.Crew a month ago! Thrilled to see that my favorite online boutiques have some steal options available for nearly half the price. This may be the perfect excuse to scoop up at least one more!

  / SPLURGE / J.Crew Novelty Quilted Puffer Vest / Purchase Herringbone, Plaid /

 / STEAL / Quilted Puffer Vest / Purchase Herringbone, Buffalo Plaid /

Bloggers do it better! I'm such a fan when fashion bloggers take an everyday item hanging in all of our closets and layer it like I've never seen before. Who knew, that a winter quilted puffer, could be a must-have accessory this season?!

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It's hard to compete with anything J.Crew, but what do you think... splurge or steal? .



Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Finds: Snow Boots for the Season

It was as if I was hit by a car going at least sixty miles per hour. A tad dramatic? Maybe, but I still have a lot to learn about staying warm during the winter months. A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine (and long-time New Yorker) about the weather. Who talks about the weather with someone you actually love talking to? This girl. I'm a Floridian and need to be schooled in all things "city life". I learned it's a requirement to purchase snow boots. NEWS FLASH: my two pairs of Hunter rain boots won't cut it when New York turns into a gushy, snowy mess. I wish I knew this last weekend, when all the sales were going on, but snow boots are now on the top of wish list:

1. Fleeced / 2. Puffed / 3. Laced / 4. Belted / 5. Quilted

I'm so excited, because I just recently launched my personal closets at Bloggers Closet and Poshmark.You will now have an opportunity to purchase items featured in this blog. You can view my closets here and here (receive a $5 gift card when you sign up and use invitation code: BTINT)! Items will be added weekly :)

What do you wear to keep your toes warm during cold months?


Sunday, November 30, 2014

#CyberMonday Shopping Guide

Updated with NEW sales December 1st at 6:59PM

Here's the deal dolls... most of the Black Friday sales will be extended through Monday. Some deals may even been a bit better than what we've seen over the Thanksgiving weekend. If your wallet can take another beating, you'll enjoy this roundup of Cyber Monday specials:

Ann Taylor: 40% OFF your entire purchase (Code: ENJOY40)
My Picks: Ombre Fringe Skirt, Pinstripe Flare Dress 

Banana Republic: 40% OFF everything (Code: CYBER)

Bauble Bar: 20% OFF site-wide (Code: CYBER20)
My Picks: Acrylic Monogram Curb Bracelet, Emerald Asterisk Collar

ChicWish: 30% OFF $50 (Code: SPEND50), 35% OFF $100 (Code: SPEND100), 40% OFF $150 (Code: SPEND150) + Additional 17-25% OFF final sale items
My Picks: Beads Embellished Collar White Shirt, Flower Dance Mesh Crochet White Top

C.Wonder: 40% OFF everything (No code needed)
My Picks: Penguin Shuffle Broadcloth PJ Set, Point to the Pearl Ring

DeLiA*s: 40% OFF everything + FREE shipping no minimum (Code: NOCROWD)
My Picks: Sequins Bow Sweater, Capsleeve Mini Sequin and Tulle Dress 

Design Darling: 20% OFF everything (Code: MANYTHANKS)
My Picks: Blue Zig Zag Tibor Ginger Jar, Greek Key Scarf 

Dorothy Perkins: Up to 30% OFF + FREE shipping on $50+ (Code: DPSHIP50)
My Picks: Blue Stone Necklace, Mink Faux Fur Stole 

Forever 21: 20% OFF $60 (Code: CYBER20), 30% OFF $100 (Code: CYBER30)
My Picks: Waffle Knit Sweater, Hooded Faux Leather Jacket 

GAP: 40% OFF everything (Code: CYBER)
My Picks: Oversize Fair Isle Turtleneck Sweater, Clean Leather Belt 

H&M: 30% OFF + FREE shipping over $50 (Code: 2896)

J.Jill: 25% OFF + FREE shipping on $100+ orders (Code: FS1126)
My Picks: Tartan Shirt, Drape-Neck Pullover

Kate Spade New York: 30% OFF your purchase (Code: CYBER30)
My Picks: Highland Place Medium Maria, Southport Avenue Oden 

Piperlime: 30% OFF sitewide + 40% off sale items (Code: CYBERSALE)

Macy's: Extra 15% OFF + FREE shipping on $50+, 40% OFF boots (Code: CYBER)
My Picks: Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush

Michael Kors: Up to 50% OFF (No code needed)
My Picks: Brandy Leather Ankle Boot, Double-Layer Panel Blouse

Nordstrom: Up to 40% OFF (No code needed)
My Picks: Tory Burch Eau de Parfum Spray,  

Old Navy: 40% OFF everything (Code: CYBER)
My Picks: The Rockstar Mid-Rise Cords, Polka Dot Sweater 

Payless: 75% OFF boots + 20% OFF everything (Code: ZZTHANKS)
My Picks: Maven Comfort Wedge Boot, Penelope Over-the-Knee Boot 

Pottery Barn: 30% OFF all quilts, quilt shams and comforters + FREE shipping (Code: FREESHIP)
My Picks: Jumping Reindeer Printed Comforter, Faux Fur Throw

Steve Madden: 30% OFF + FREE shipping (Code: OMG)
My Picks: ElusionL, Braquel

Starbucks: $25 OFF orders over $70 + FREE shipping (Code: CYBER14)
My Picks: Verismo® 583 Brewer Silver, Double Wall Traveler

White Plum: $10 OFF when you spend $50 (code: MONDAYFUNDAY10), $25 OFF when you spend $75 (code: MONDAYFUNDAY25) and $50 off when you spend $100 (Code: MONDAYFUNDAY50)
My Picks: Cambridge Faux Suede Oxfords, Rosalie Lace Blouse

White House | Black Market: 25% OFF your entire purchase (Code: 15406)
My Picks: Silver Sequin Mini Skirt, Black Flat Boot

As I did this past weekend, I'll be sharing new Cyber Monday sales on Twitter today and tomorrow (follow me). Please post your favorite deals below the bump!



*Weekend link up with What I'm Wearing + Weekend Blog Hop

Thursday, November 27, 2014

#BlackFriday Shopping Guide


Ladies! Black Friday is only a few hours away. I'm not quite sure why I do this to myself every year, but, YES, Mom and I will head out to the malls right after Thanksgiving dinner. We typically come up with a plan of attack before heading out. Lol. I hope to get most of my holiday shopping done this weekend... crossing my fingers that the deals are worth all my efforts :)

For those of you who prefer to stay away from the crazy, I don't blame you. The deals are just as great online, and you get to enjoy your family and yummy holiday food, while staying warm inside. Here's a list of online deals you 'll want to get your hands on:

Ann Taylor: 50% OFF everything (Code: THANKS)

ASOS: 30% OFF everything (Code: TGIBF)

Banana Republic: 50% OFF everything + 10% OFF $100+ orders (Code: 50BF)

Calvin Klein: 40% OFF everything + FREE shipping (No code needed)

Design Darling: 20% OFF everything (Code: MANYTHANKS)

Dorothy Perkins: Up to 30% OFF + FREE shipping on $50+ (Code: DPSHIP50)

Forever 21: Deals starting at $4 + FREE shipping, no minimum (No code needed)
My Picks: Waffle Knit Sweater, Hooded Faux Leather Jacket

GAP: 50% OFF everything (Code: BLKFRIDAY)

J.Crew: 30% OFF full-priced styles (Code: HOLIDAY) 

J.Crew Factory: 50% OFF everything + FREE shipping on $50+ orders (Code: THANKS)

Kate Spade New York: Items up to 75% OFF + FREE shipping on $200+ orders (No code needed)

LOFT: 50% OFF everything (Code: TREAT)

Michael Kors: Up to 50% OFF (No code needed)

Old Navy: Up to 50% OFF + Take an extra 15% OFF (Code: GRAVY)

Payless: 75% OFF boots + 20% OFF everything (Code: ZZTHANKS)

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% OFF sale items (No code needed)

I'll be sharing new deals on Twitter all day today and tomorrow (follow me). Please post your favorite Black Friday savings below the bump!


*Linking up with Style Sessions + What I Wore + WIWW + Trend Spin

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday Shuffle: Sweater Weather

New York City is no joke. It's the first day of November, and I'm bundled up in a turtleneck, scarf, rain boots and a trench coat. Most city-goers may look at me and think it's a bit much for 46-degree weather. My response: absolutely not. This Florida girl wears whatever it takes to stay warm. I'd even add a pair gloves if it didn't attract a few weird stares. lol.

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What favorite sweater is keeping you warm this season?


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Wishlist: Coat Check

I'm starting to realize how important it is to have the right outerwear for the Fall. Especially when you live in the Northeast. We've had cooler weather the past few days and I think it's about that time to invest in another coat to add to my closet. Preferably, one that is functional and fashionable ... does that even exist? I've been window shopping lately and ran across these snuggly warm options:

 uno / dos / tres / quarto / cinco / seis

What are you dying to add to your coat closet?



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wishlist: Footwear for the Fall

It's about that time of year when I'm itching for a new line up of fall footwear. I'm a Florida girl who especially needs the right equipment to battle the harsh New York weather [in the next few months] I've only seen on television. I'm not excited about it one bit. The positive: A great excuse to go shopping! *wink wink*

Left to Right: Klick, Toni, Jodie, Frye, Chrystie, Ranger

What's on your footwear wishlist for Fall?