Black Friday Sale Update: Caché’s Big 60% Off Already Reduced Accessories!

We’ve covered clothing & shoes, but what about jewelry? More specifically, earrings- which are a perfect gift to check out during the madness of these Black Friday sales.  @Caché, already reduced sale items are 60% less in celebration of the holiday week, in addition to some more great discounts as seen in the ad above.

I haven’t hit up this website in quite some time, but I was happy to find some classic & feminine earrings to share with readers & shoppers. However, today I was excited to see these perfect gift ideas for your favorite gal pals without breaking the budget.  This includes the brown snake hoop earring (was $28.00, on sale for $11.20), Hemi & Pave link earring (was $28.00, on sale for $11.20), enamel link earring (was $24.00, on sale for $9.60), & animal enamel hoop (was $22.00, on sale for $8.80).

While these are all ideal for celebrating the holiday season, the list goes on with the green teardrop earring (was $24.00, on sale for $9.60), life saver earring (was $22.00, on sale for $8.80), dusted earring (was $22.00, on sale for $8.80), & the black diamond teardrop earring (was $24.00, on sale for $9.60).

What stylish gifts are you shopping for? Do you regularly shop @Caché? Where are you heading for the best Black Friday deals? Happy Styling!


Fabulous In 4 Ways: A Metallic Faux Leather Pencil Skirt For The Ages From New York & Company!

I was so excited in August to share one of my newest categories, Fabulous in 4 Ways, especially since the debut post was dedicated to my good friend Laurie, as inspired by her fabulous lace-up knee boots from Victoria’s Secret!  Now, I’m talking about faux leather & pencil skirts, but before we dive into the outfits, I turned to some of my favorite celebrities to get some inspiration in how I would style such a classy & modern take on the figure flattering piece.

Kate Bosworth rocks a Proenza Schouler leather-trimmed pencil skirt at the brand’s New York boutique opening with a relaxed white blouse & strappy sandals.  The First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore a high-waist pencil skirt in navy with a cropped cardigan & purple top, while visiting a Wisconsin school.  Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks mixes her old school glamour with a Dolce & Gabbana blouse, red clutch, & classic black pencil skirt.

Total Recall star Kate Beckinsale plays with colorblocking with a chic H&M tank, Diane von Furstenberg turquoise skirt, & spiked neutral pumps.  Rashida Jones is polished & professional with a touch of menswear while making an appearance on Good Morning America, wearing a printed button down shirt & white pencil skirt.  Aussie starlet Cate Blanchett showed her support for Givenchy in a head-to-toe look with Roger Vivier heels.

Also, at Fashion Week for the upcoming Spring-Summer 2013 runway collections, the pencil silhouette was everywhere, as seen in Runway Rundown posts, including Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, & Oscar de la Renta.  Also, these pieces were shared by more fabulous designers like Nina Ricci, Tadashi Shoji, & Salvatore Ferragamo!

To recreate a pencil skirt look, I’ve selected the faux leather bronze pencil skirt ($59.95) in metallic bronze from New York & Company, which challenged me to find a way to wear this for work, day, date, & cocktail occasions.  If you want to get the most out of your wardrobe for the office, check out the zippered contrast sweater ($24.80) in black from Forever 21 with the short tab sleeves top ($24.80) in teal available @Windsor Store.  The colorblocking & relaxed details tone down the metallic texture of the skirt, especially when paired with Express‘ diamond texture body shaping full tights ($22.90) & suede cap toe chunky heels ($21.50) in black from GOjane.

The look to the right (above) is fun for a day with the girls or feeling like mixing it up because of the contrasting details in Lord & Taylor‘s CK JEANS cable-front cotton cardigan ($29.99) in black over the tab-sleeve plaid-chiffon shirts ($29.94) in black combo from Old Navy.  Of course affordable pieces like these can be reworked with skinny jeans or leggings & chunky accessories.  @Payless, I’ve found the Dexflex Maye strappy boot ($59.99) in black & Minicci micro fiber tights ($6.99) in burgundy to add some extra dimension while playing with trends this fall.

Depending on where you’re headed for a date, this kind of pencil skirt is perfect for an elegant & upscale look, without breaking the bank.  I’ve chosen pieces with luxe details to put this look together, including the Jennifer Lopez pleated mesh overlay tank ($19.80) in tuffet from Kohl’s & glitter lace almond tow pump ($38.50) in champagne from Charlotte Russe.  To complete the ladylike feel, I’ve added the round stone drop earrings ($13.60) @Cache & The Limited‘s zip around wallet ($29.90).

Don’t forget that pencil skirts are perfect for building a sexy cocktail look. Of course, a dress will save you lots of time, but to get the most out of your wardrobe, why not play with separates in unexpected ways with the snake-print tiered bustier ($88.00) in amethyst from White House Black Market, paired with the Emma WP platform pump ($39.99) from Bakers Shoes.  Also, I love Forever 21‘s looped drop earrings ($7.80), which look red carpet ready, especially with the Mossimo basket weave print clutch ($16.99) in black & white @Target.

How would you wear this pencil skirt? Are you following the metallics trend? What are your favorite work, day, date, & cocktail looks? Happy Styling!

Black Friday Sale Update: Get 30% Off Regular Price Merchandise + 60% Off Sale Items @Cache!

There are a slew of sales right now @Cache, including 30% off your entire purchase of regular price merchandise, (excluding dresses) with the promo code: Y919643.  This offer is good until Monday, 11/28.  I picked out the beaded bubble top ($118.00) & paisley halter top ($128.00), which are perfect for upcoming holiday events, or can be dressed down with the right blazer or cardigan for day time. In addition, the store has a special 60% off sale on all sale merchandise, which includes the mixed rhinestone jeans ($89.00), animal trimmed handbag ($60.00), & summer scarf print dress ($79.00). This sale has no obvious end-date, so jump on these reduced priced items now! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Take A Stylish Walk On The Wild Side @Cache!

I’ve never actually shopped @Cache, but when I received an email from the store about their 60% off clearance sale, I just had to check it out.  I got really excited to find animal-inspired pieces like the dress ($159.00) that looks flattering to all shapes.  It’s just the kind of print that I was referring to in my previous post about what to wear with the lace peep toes!

Next, the snake print cami ($39.00) would really wow underneath a boyfriend blazer with skinny jeans & red heels, or wear it with a cardigan & pencil skirt to make it more of a work-appropriate shell under basics.

The silk shorts ($59.00) remind me of something Rachel Bilson’s character would wear on Hart of Dixie, but these are easily fall-ready if paired with black tights, a mock turtleneck & some ankle booties.  My favorite of all is the tiered skirt ($49.00), which is just enough flirty & feminine for my style.  It’s classy enough to wear with your favorite button down blouse or sexy enough to go with the highest platforms in your closet!

When you look at the prices here, you might be thinking that I’ve forgotten my style-on-a-budget rule, but if you check out the website, you can get an addition 60% off, so the dress which was originally marked at $168.00 & is on sale for $159.00, then becomes $63.60 in your shopping cart after the 60% off!  Oh the power of bargains!  I should also mention that this is an end-of-the-season clearance sale so not all sizes are available.  I wanted to share the news on the great sale so that my readers can benefit! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: 50% Off Sale Items at Cache!

There’s a Cache store in my local mall, but it’s a store that I rarely consider as an option for my style-on-a-budget mentality.  However, I am signed up to receive their emails & found that their clearance items are marked up to 50% off!  These very sleek & stylish pieces are ones that will last in your wardrobe even if you’re spending a little over budget. 

A white dress like this one would look perfect with a studded clutch.  This blazer is perfect for a date night with dark denim jeans.  You can’t wear leggings without an embellished top.  A bold belted blouse like this one calls for some statement jewelry. Lastly, this multi-strand bracelet would roar against an animal printed top

Check out more of the website’s clearance & sign up for their emails to learn about all the latest news on their sales!  Happy Styling!