Friday, January 23, 2015

Amazon.com Winter Wish List + Win a $50 Gift Card

Friday is finally here! It's been such a long work week and I can't wait to relax and spend time with friends this weekend. I have a 'lil treat that is bound to make your weekend even extra special. I've teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to host an Amazon.com giveaway! So excited about this one, because I'm a serial Amazon.com shopper. You can find just about anything and I love that I have access to small local vendors from around the world. Before we get to the giveaway deets, here are a few things on my Amazon.com wish list:




Ladies, you have until February 6th to enter to win an online shopping trip on us! Follow the simple steps below via Rafflecopter. Please be honest. All entries will be verified.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New You!


Happy 2015 Ladies! Every year, about this time, someone asks "What are your New Year resolutions?" To which I reply, "I don't do resolutions, I do goals." Goals are more personal, and I make a serious commitment throughout the year to cross them off my list. Here are just a few of my personal goals for 2015:

1. Attend more spinning classes each month. I have a new love for spinning. I found the most amazing instructor (If you live in the NYC area, send me a note and I'll let you in on my secret) and I want to make more of a commitment to attend classes.

2. Volunteer more of my time to Charity work. I've participated in a few events this year and I know there is so much more I do. Sunday brunch will have to take the backseat to volunteer work this year.

3.  Participate in local blogger events. I'm in NYC for goodness sakes! I will take my fellow bloggers up on their invites to attend local events. This also means some fun content for the blog and partnerships you can participate in!

4. Play hostess to friends at home instead of meeting out. Living in NYC with so many options right at my fingertips (Seemless, I'm referring to you) doesn't help me here... but I will purpose to have more lunch and dinner dates at my home. Not only will I save some money, but I always eat healthier when I prepare it myself.

5. Complete all decor projects. I have finally settled into my apartment. Shamelessly, I started a few projects and haven't completed any of them. This includes the bathroom, kitchen and living room spaces. Hoping my favorite decor bloggers can help spark some ideas (and maybe a little motivation).


NEW YEAR'S SALE ALERT

Ann Taylor is having one of their mega sales! Receive an extra 70% OFF sales styles, through Friday night. If you shop at Ann Taylor, be sure to make your purchases quickly, because inventory is is going fast... I've already missed out on my favorite Pintucked Tie Neck Top (red sold out in XS).



Please share your goals or "resolutions" below the bump. Thank you for reading in 2014 and cheers to a new, (better) you in 2015!


 

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For You

Merry (Belated) Christmas! Over the last week, I've been Florida, soaking up the sun and most importantly, spending quality time with friends and family. Not only did I do a little shopping on Christmas Day (yep, the outlets were open until 7pm, and I had a few last-minute gift emergencies), Mom and I decided to head to the mall today. The sales are just as great as they were before Christmas. If you're planning on spending a little of your holiday cash on yourself, check out these recent favorites of mine:

What will you treat yourself to this holiday?


 
   
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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? .


 
   

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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?


 
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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!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

#BlackFriday Shopping Guide

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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!
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