Black Friday Sale Update: J. Crew’s All-American Styles Are On Sale 25% Off Storewide& Sitewide!


Not to get political, but now that the Obama family is staying in the White House, we can be sure to see more of the First Lady’s all-American style making headlines in the fashion industry.  We know that one of her favorite places to shop for her & the family is J.Crew, which is celebrating the holiday weekend & joining the Black Friday rush with a 25% off storewide & sitewide sale when using code COLOR25.  This code even works on already reduced sale items, which has inspired me to put together these colorful looks, perfect for now, & especially if you’re heading away on a tropical vacation with that special someone to be the brisk breezes of winter approaching.

This includes pieces that are sure to make bold prints & classic patterns stand out, especially when you consider contrasting textures like leather, dark denim, & suede for a variety of modern & clean ensembles to go about the season.  Starting off, I’ve selected the ruffle string top ($29.99) in sutton purple to match with the mini ruffle hipster ($29.99) in the same hue, however both are available in a many other shades that you can mix & match with other swimwear separates. To keep comfy while out & about somewhere sunny, I’ve added the perfect-fit long-sleeve v-neck tee ($19.99) in dublin green with the 3″ chino shorts ($19.99) in casablance blue.  To complete your breezy look, the Lila patent platform wedges ($29.99) in neon peach are the perfect neutral to switch around with a romper, maxi dress, or cropped pants.  If you’re looking for more a neutral wedge to start off next summer with, these are also available in toffee & black.

I loved all the hues of the classic medium bangle ($17.50) in ivory, neon azalea, & fresh plum, which make for a perfect gift for your girl friends if you want to find something special & share your passion for fashion. Keep with the colorblocking trend & bust those turtleneck myths by choosing the tissue turtleneck tee ($19.99) in gallery green, matched with the high-waisted corduroy pencil skirt ($29.99) in neon fuchsia. For a more masculine look in with this must-have skirt, I recommend swapping out the turtleneck for the ink dip pop over ($34.99) in festival blue & adding the patent leather square-buckle belt ($29.50) in pale gold.

What great Black Friday deals have you snagged? Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Are you shopping for an upcoming trip? Happy Styling!

Black Friday Sale Update: 40% Off @Ann Taylor + Another 25% Off Sale Items!


The style just keeps coming as we’re preparing to break out the plastic for all the great deals for tomorrow’s Black Friday sales.  I wanted to share what’s going on @Ann Taylor, which includes a 40% off sale on full-priced merchandise & an additional 25% off all sale items, when using code THANKS. This includes everything from tops, pants, dresses, denim, accessories, shoes, jewelry, etc.

I put together a few must-have pieces to give to your favorite gal pals or if you’re looking for some essential basics to upgrade your wardrobe.  This include the 3/4 sleeve bubble hem top ($29.99), abstract pearlized button earrings ($38.00), leopard print oblong silk scarf ($68.00), animal print small makeup bag ($24.00), pyramid stretch bracelet ($28.00), & pearlized striped tee ($38.00).

Which sales are you most excited about on Black Friday? Are there certain pieces you’re dying to have? Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: LOFT’s Final Sale Chic Zebra Belt At 40% Off!


If you’re looking to shop for something special, but without the extra special price tag attached to it, then you should almost always think about hitting up LOFT first & check out the latest sale items.  I haven’t purchased very much there for myself, but I’ve heard countless stories from friends & always see these great deals on their website- especially when it comes to clearance.

My latest pick for Accessories Access is the zebra haircalf stretch belt ($29.88), which gets reduced an additional 40% off at checkout without any special code.  This is the perfect piece to reinvent an old favorite like a basic cardigan with jeans, buckled over a polka-dotted sheath dress, or with a heavy sweater tunic & leggings.  What do you think about this deal? Do you like to wear belts? Do you prefer animal prints to other patterns? Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Charlotte Russe’s Summer Farewell Sale ($15 & Under)!


In the 5th & final installment of The Stylish Five (for now anyway), I’ve been checking out what’s going on @Charlotte Russe, where the prices on the sale items couldn’t get any better.  I think $15.00 is a pretty good jumping off point when looking for affordable styles to start stocking up on summer pieces for next year, or that tropical vacation you’ll be taking this winter! I love that Charlotte Russe is always a great resource for fun accessories like the rimless studded aviators ($2.50), which are super cute, as well as a bargain if you’re looking for an extra pair of shades to keep in your car.

If you’re headed to the beach or wanna show off that nail art-inspired pedicure, then grab a pair of the braided leatherette t-strap sandals ($10.00) in black which are perfect for a variety of looks including a casual maxi dress for daytime, a graphic tee & shorts on a casual afternoon, or when you’re headed to a picnic in a tank & cotton skirt.  For the more daring Style Darlings, add a pop of color to your look with the peep toe cut-out wedges ($15.00) in pink. The cork texture is classic for summer, essential for bringing out those neutral hues in your outfit.

There’s always a reason to bring out the sequins, which is why I’m recommending the geo-pattern sequin tank ($7.50) in gold which can be worn with a mini skirt, jeans, or leather leggings & paired with a satin blazer, basic cardigan, or over a mock turtleneck.  Also, I’ve gotta mention the zipper-back 2fer dress ($15.00), which plays with the colorblocking trend- one that just isn’t going away.  Depending on how this is styled, you can make this office friendly with textured tights, ankle booties, & a tweed jacket for the fall, or with your favorite metallic platforms & drop earrings for a sexy night out.

For more on my end-of-the-season-themed posts, check out what’s going on with J.Crew, Forever 21, The Gap, & The Limited! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: The Gap’s Go-To Affordable Sale Items ($15 & Under)!


After recently hitting up The Gap to get an incredible deal on my new favorite striped dress, I’ve been checking back regularly with their website sale items, happy to find more stylish items to add to my Labor Day countdown series of The Stylish Five.  While some of these pieces are on the minimalist side, they each serve a multi-function purpose for a variety of other pieces in your wardrobe.  For example, the canvas shorts ($12.99) in khaki are a chic & casual way to dress down embellished items like a jeweled tank or beaded blouse.  Even pair this with some sequins & a denim jacket & you’re ready for an elegant day date with your beau.

Next, the luxe jersey piped tank ($14.99) in gem stone in perfect for feeling light & breezy during these last few weeks of summer, but also this can be worn with leggings, boots, & a cardigan.  Add a splash of print with a fringe scarf & you’ll be ahead of the game with a fall-friendly layered look! Also, I’m quite obsessed with belts, which is why I picked the striped woven nylon belt ($9.99) in pink.  Aside from the fact that the price is perfect for any budget, you can swap out a fabric belt on a shirtdress & add this for a flirtier look.  Of course, it’s also great to achieve that modern preppy look when wearing an argyle cardigan & skinny jeans.

In the summer, I can’t get enough of cotton since it’s so comfortable & lets my body breathe on the hotter days.  I love the smocked blouson top ($12.99) in white for its romantic & feminine details that are fun are wear with colored jeans, printed cropped pants, or a dark denim mini & your favorite wedges.  Speaking of skirts… the cargo mini skirt ($14.99) in coral is a must-have b/c it’ll look polished against the most basic tanks, but also pairs well with the latest fall neutral- merlot. Keep this skirt around for your opaque tights & knee boots! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: The Limited’s Sleek Summer Sale ($15 & Under)!


Welcome to part 3 of my daily posts in The Stylish Five! Today’s assessment includes sale items & final sale items from The Limited! I’ve actually been thinking about hitting up my local store since they were generous enough to send me some discount coupons for my upcoming 2?th birthday! What I love most about this store is that their timeless pieces really work for any stylish woman of any age.  Classic pieces like these are what builds a memorable wardrobe & they’re almost always the most flattering separates to own too!

First the Drew Hollywood cargo pant ($12.99) in black are perfect to capture the preppy look while the first half of September is still summer.  Take in those cool summer nights wearing these with your favorite sandals, a tank, & cardigan.  Not to mention the tilted pocket pencil skirt ($12.99) in khaki is office-friendly without looking too stiff.  The neutral hue will brighten up tops in fuchsia, red, lime, & cobalt, whether you’re headed to a meeting or happy hour.

As for tops, the striped scoop neck tee ($12.99) is a necessary basic, especially if you’re looking to try & mix things up, like with a floral bubble skirt or sequin mini.  You can even wear this under a denim jacket for an all-American look with red jeans! The Limited’s Collins skirt ($12.99) in pink was a big splash this season.  Talk about making menswear even more feminine, without looking over-the-top frilly.  The loose fit is sexy, yet appropriate with your best power suit or over a denim skirt & some drop earrings for lunch with the girls.

Last, but not least, take some time to consider this time of year as an opportunity to freshen up your accessories like jewelry with the latest markdowns, including the multistrand drape bracelet ($14.99). The different hues will bring out warm tones in a printed sheath dress, while also working for a variety of special occasions.

Check out previous posts, including deals @J.Crew & Forever 21! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Feel Fabulous With Forever 21’s End Of The Season Sale ($15 & Under)!


Yes, I’m still talking about the great end of the season sales online to help Style Darlings complete their summer wardrobe with this latest installment of The Stylish Five! What better place to check up on than Forever 21, where their sale items & plus size sale items are crazy affordable right now! Of course, read b/w the lines to see that these are all final sale items! These are perfect from making the transition from day-at-the-beach to poolside-under-the-stars!

For my fuller figured Style Darlings, I love the colored denim shorts with belt ($10.99) in aqua & ombré fringe slub top ($8.99) in black since they can be mixed & matched with so many other staples including a striped tank, printed wedges, dark skinny jeans, & ballet flats.  I’m always a big fan of dresses, which is why I’ve picked out the smocked midi-length tube dress ($8.99) in green.  Not only is the price unbelievable, but the length is super cute for showing off your shoes & new Labor Day pedicure.

You can never go wrong with accessories & I love the striped canvas floppy hat ($8.99), very Jennifer Lopez.  It’s essential for any day activities if you’re looking to protect your beautiful face from the sun, as well as creating that retro look with a maxi dress & stacked bangles.  Not to mention the desert heart shoppers tote ($9.99) is plenty big for your next beach excursion.  The fun print is bold for running errands with your gal pals or simply ‘toting’ around your favorite items.

Be sure to check out yesterday’s post with items $15 & Under from J.Crew! Happy Styling!