Black Friday Sale Update: Get BOGO 50% Off @Dress Barn!


Where I live, Dress Barn has become quite the hub of fashion, especially when you’re shopping on a budget. Of course the demographic that the store is aiming for is for the professional woman, with special departments for plus & petite sizes, which is why I wanted to share the latest Black Friday sale from here.  They’re offering BOGO 50% off on regular priced items only, ending on Sunday at midnight.  Also, I should mention that Dress Barn is offering some really great deals on their sale items, which have been reduced to jewelry as low as $7.50, sweaters for as low as $9.99, & plus size casual skirts for as low as $9.99!

On a personal note, I’ve had a lot of success @Dress Barn, finding a cute sweater dress that came with me this year to Italy (see post here), & with a cocktail dress for my very special New Year’s Ever first date with my boyfriend (see post here ❤).

Since it’s the time of year to start thinking about the holidays, I wanted to share a party-friendly look from Dress Barn, including dresses that can also work for the office during the day if you add a blazer or embellished cardigan. Not to mention that these are accessorized with classic pieces that will work for plenty of future dressy occasions.

The first look consists of the side knot dress ($40.00) in royal, paired with chain Peter Pan collar necklace ($30.00), crystal bracelet set ($20.00), & sequined peep toe pumps ($30.00). Then the look to the right is plus size faux sarong scoop neck dress ($50.00) in eggplant, with the mesh & bead frontal necklace ($20.00), colorblock diamond bracelet ($15.00), & metallic peep toe heels ($45.00), which are also sold in wide width. All eight of these items are included in the BOGO 50% off sale, so you do the math to find out how much you’ve saved with this one-stop-shop look for the upcoming sparkling holiday season! Happy Styling!

Luxury Look-Alikes for Less: Butterfly Rings!


Instead of posting a Darling of the Day, I’m going to take a break from celebrity styling (especially after the fashionably insane SAG coverage I just posted).  I’m so happy to present to you a little shopping fun with a luxury item & its much more affordable look-alike.  And yes, I’ve been groaning about the weather, now that I’m iced-in due to freezing temps, I have the whole internet to myself & a world of style to blog about.  Today’s items came to mind when I learned of Hailee Steinfeld‘s adorable hot pink lips ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge at the recent ceremony.  The actress is nominated for her supporting role in True Grit & critics in the fashion world are even pegging her as the next it-girl as the face of style, picking up where Emma Watson left off since shedding her Harry Potter image. Pack some punch with a bejeweled butterfly ring.  While one is a Couture Candy items for $225, another is $68.00 @Nordstrom, GUESS created one for $28.00 @Macy’s, & the least expensive is just as stylish for $6.80 @Forever21.  Click around to see which is which.  All are definitely fun cocktail rings, but sometimes a Style Darling on a budget can’t always splurge on the big item.  Any of these are perfect for a lunch out with the girls with a crochet cardigan & cuffed jeans, or can be worn with an LBD & hoop earrings for a special occasion!  Happy Styling!