Ever since fall rolled around, I’ve been on the hunt for a good camel/tan coat. I’ve looked at all my usual spots: J. Crew, Banana Republic, Madewell, etc., but the quality never seemed to fit with the price tag. I then went to Forever 21 and H&M, and while cheaper than J.Crew and Banana Republic, I was still left unimpressed. I ended up finding exactly what I wanted at the most unlikely store and at a great price too! If you want to find out where I found this beauty, keep reading! Continue Reading
Spring cleaning came a little early this year and as I was going through my closet, I couldn’t help but notice that I own quite a bit of oversized items of clothing. The most shocking part of this discovery was that I wear many of said items of clothing to bed and in public. I don’t know if I should be concerned or impressed with myself in that I can transform my pajamas into everyday wear – I’ll let you be the judge of that.
In case you think I’ve lost it:
Even though I wish my life was a constant Alexander Wang runway show, I think I would get more than a few concerning stares/glares if I just bust through doors with the potential of a nip slip. Through my laziness, however, I have learned to mask the fact that I am wearing what I wore to bed the previous night with some outerwear and accessories.
Flannel: R13 / Jacket: Rebecca Taylor / Leggings: Mango / Shoes: Aldo (similar)/ Hat: ASOS / Rings: Art Youth Society / Ear Cuff: Fallon / Tinted Moisturizer: Jouer / Powder Foundation: bareMinerals / Powder: Hourglass / Lipstick: Clinque
A flannel shirt is great for sleeping – it’s comfy, cozy, and you don’t have to worry about it getting wrinkled. I get my flannels from the men’s section at Uniqlo, so they tend to be oversized. To prevent myself from looking like a blob, I like to add a short tweed moto jacket that cuts right at the waist, so it gives me some shape and adds texture to the outfit. Leggings can double as sleepwear, but they are also super easy to slip on in the mornings. For make-up, stick to the basics with a tinted moisturizer or powder foundation. For an extra glow, I am in love with Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders. I always like to add a little something to my lips and lately, Clinque’s Almost Lipstick has been my favorite. Don’t be scared by the color, it goes on really sheer – scout’s honor. Once that’s all done, slip on some delicate rings and an ear cuff because, why not? Lastly, since I’m always running late, I normally don’t have to time to tame my hair. Instead of the conventional ponytail or bun, I opt for a floppy hat.
Shirt: Uniqlo / Sweatshirt: Kenzo / Shorst: Milly / Shoes: River Island / Purse: Proenza Schouler / Necklace: C Wonder / Bracelet: House of Harlow / Sunglasses: Mango / Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent / Blush: Clinque
I love lounging and sleeping in sweatshirts, but to spruce them up a bit, I add a blouse underneath and then a statement necklace and wrap bracelet to add some layers and play with the edginess of the sweatshirt. These silk shorts are also great for lounging and sleeping in – they are so loose and flowy! A bright yellow purse/clutch with bring out the colors of the sweatshirt and make them more vibrant. I love this purse because it doubles as a wallet so you don’t have to worry about lugging around an extra wallet. For makeup, keep it simple with a bright blush and a sheer coral lipstick.
Let me know if you like the pajama trend!
I have been lusting for this Rag and Bone jean jacket. I love the leather sleeves, which add a cool, edgy vibe to the jacket. Since I am a big fan of DIY projects, I decided to add some studs to the collar of the jacket. The studs really add an extra dimension to the jacket and make it even edgier. Plus, studs are really trendy right now–and you can always remove them.
To soften up the intensity of the jacket, I paired it with a bright red floral dress and some gold jewelry that has an edgy, boho vibe. I kept the shoes and purse simple, as there is a lot going on with the outfit and accessories.
Since it is summer, I would just dust some highlighter and bronzer to get a really glowy look.
$70 – vestryonline.com
$555 – youheshe.com
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Whenever there is a national holiday, you can pretty much guarantee that sales will always follow and Fourth of July was no different. Although it didn’t bring the best of sales, there were definitely a few good deals that came out of it.
Starting off with clothes:
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If you are a fan of having outfits already picked styled for you, then you probably already know about Dailylook. Dailylook is a website that posts new outfits everyday and then sells each piece of the outfit at a discounted price for one day. You can buy the complete outfit or just parts of it. Dailylook is offering up to 40% off your entire purchase. This sale expires July 11th.
If you’re looking into buying some basics, Gap is having 25% off your entire purchase! This sale ends today; but if you miss it, tomorrow they they have 20% off your entire purchase.
One of my favorite stores, J. Crew is having 30% off all sale items with the code MUSTHAVE. If you are a student, there is an added bonus. If you go to their store and show them your student ID, you will get an additional 15% off your entire purchase. (The student discount is year around)
Another one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie is having 25% off their sale items. Anthropologie has a great sales rack. When clothes go on sale at Anthropologie, boy do they go on sale. You can find shirts and sweaters that were originally $90 for $20 and with an extra 25% off, you’ve got a great deal!
Moving on to shoes:
Aldo has to be one of my favorite shoe stores because they carry classic and trendy shoes, all at a reasonable price and now they are giving an extra 30% off their handbag and summer sandals section. The fun doesn’t stop there. Shipping is free for all orders!
If you’re looking for beauty and skincare products:
Head over to Ariva. They are having their lightning sale where you can find some Deborah Lippmann nail polish for only $9-10 (They retail for $18). Check out their website for more deals. There is also free shipping on every order!
Ulta is having a huge sale on their 1 liter bottle shampoos. They have reduced high end brands such as Redken, Bedhead, Big Sexy Hair, and Matrix products to just $12.99-14.99. As an added bonus, they also give you a free pump for every liter bottle you purchase. For all the brands on sale and more discounts, go to the Ulta website.
If you are looking for a stylish watch to spruce up your outfit, check out La Mer. They have really classic and trendy wrap watches. If you use the code JULY4LAMER, you get 25% off your purchase. This offer ends July 11th.
Happy shopping everyone!