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May 1, 2014

Save or splurge: ankle wrap sandal heels

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April showers bring May flowers – that’s how the saying goes, right? The floral print trend is definitely in full effect. This is evident with its prominence in everything from blazers to pants to skirts. Some of the floral patterns out there are bolder than others and I’ve found myself challenged with how to best style it without looking like a crazy person. If you’re new to this trend, perhaps you’d like to start with a smaller print and work it into your outfit.

Save or splurge: @givenchy #givenchy vs @stevemadden #stevemadden floral ankle-wrap pump heel |

I think these ankle wrap sandal heels are good solution for that. The print is colorful and girly and has multiple colors so you can match it to other color palettes to style a very vibrant and chic outfit. I’ve found two different styles from Givenchy and Steve Madden that can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe this season.

The classic rose design from Givenchy would work perfectly paired with a little black dress that you could wear to a shower. Consider pulling in the pink rose detailing by pairing the dress with a matching belt. To balance the outfit, I would recommend a neutral accessory palette for the earrings, bracelet, and clutch.

@givenchy #givenchy ankle wrap sandals | @topshop #topshop little black dress | @marcjacobs #marcjacobs earrings | @ralphlauren #ralphlauren pearl bracelet | @jcrew #jcrew straw clutch | @dsquared #dsquared belt |

These pretty and bright floral heels from Steve Madden are also another option if you’re not fully committed to the trend and are unsure if it’s for you. This pattern is very feminine, especially with the thin straps and stiletto heel. To play up the girly vibe, I would pair it with this season’s other “it” trend: the midi skirt. This white midi skirt is a great contrast to the vibrant colors of the heel and is complimented by a blush pink top. Again, I kept the earrings and cuff bracelet color-neutral, and offset the entire look with a mint quilted purse that has a gold chain to tie in the two color schemes.

@stevemadden #stevemadden ankle wrap heels | @madewell #madewell blush blouse | @topshop #topshop scuba midi skirt | earrings via @netaporter #netaporter | gold cuff via @bloomingdales #bloomingdales | mint quilted purse via @yoox #yoox |

Are you trying the floral trend this Spring? I’d love to hear what you’ve styled!

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April 3, 2014

Sale alert: Bloomingdale’s friends and family

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I don’t know about you but wedding season is starting for me! In the last few years, I’ve been invited to a lot of friends and family members’ weddings. And always, the dilemma is the same: what to wear? I received an e-mail from Bloomingdale’s today for their friends and family event, and this provides a good excuse to go shopping (especially on designer items that hardly ever go on sale)!

#BCBGMAXAZRIA coral dress | #nadri drop earrings | #michaelkors pave bracelet | #DIANEvonFURSTENBERG studded clutch | #badgleymischka peep toe pumps |

I spotted this coral one-shoulder gown and immediately, fell in love! I love the flowy feel of the material and the sophistication of the one-shoulder dress. The neckline of the dress is already gorgeous and very detailed so I would forgo a necklace. Instead, I would pair these sparkling drop earrings and pavé bracelet as accessory items. How about this DVF studded clutch to balance out the outfit? These peep-toe pumps are great with the subtle texture and can not be only paired with dress but with other everyday outfits.

What are you purchasing during Bloomingdale’s friends and family event? Use code FF14 to get 20% off your entire purchase.


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March 28, 2014

Napa weekend getaway outfits

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Happy Friday, everyone! Ready for a weekend getaway? Consider coming to the Napa Valley! The Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful regions in California and is the home of almost 400 wineries. A stone’s throw north of San Francisco, the Napa region is estimated to be the second most visited attraction in California (after Disneyland).

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Napa known not only for its wineries but also its vast number of spas, shopping, and dining. It’s a perfect destination for a getaway to catch some sun, drink fabulous wine, enjoy some culinary greatness and take in some R&R.

A weekend getaway in Napa’s wine country means you’ll need some fabulous outfits!

Outfits for Wine Country (Napa) |

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Start off going to brunch in a cute outfit. This bright yellow lace skirt is perfect for the sunny spring weather! Contrast it with a striped tank and bring along a lightweight cardigan in case the clouds make an appearance for a little while. A open-toed nude pump will elongate your figure and give you legs for days! Of course, you can’t forget the clutch – a necessity to hold all your essentials as you embark on your day.

After brunch, take a walk around and enjoy shopping at the boutiques and indulge yourself in a spa treatment! Worked up an appetite? Try some fine dining at mouthwatering establishments such as Ad Hoc, Bottega, The French Laundry, Morimoto, or Redd. Try a little black dress for the occasion. Add some sparkling earrings, a pop of red with a clutch, and some fun pumps and you’re already for some great eats!

On day 2, it’s time for some wine tasting. Whether your preference is cabernet, pinot, chardonnay, or zinfandel, you’ve come to the right spot. This internationally renowned region has a diverse showing of winemakers and they’d love for you to come and taste their creations. Consider taking a limo wine tour so you can sample all the wonderful flavors. Of course, that means you’ll need something comfortable to wear! Denim jeans are perfect for getting in and out of the stretch limo and navigating through all the castles and rooms of the various wineries. Try a blush-colored silk blouse and a matching blazer for a more casual but still sophisticated look. Complete the look with some cute earrings, a stylish quilted clutch, and bow-detailed pumps.

Hope you enjoy your stay and consider coming back again!

P.S. Exclusive coupon code: save 15% off any or all of the outfits above (and free shipping!) by visiting and entering code SHOPSENSE15. Hurry, the code expires in 2 weeks!

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March 3, 2014

My favorite items on sale: blush pink

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Spring is just around the corner and what a better way to welcome it by adding a few pink items to your closet! Here are a few of my favorite items currently on sale:
"#dorothyperkins #macys #asos #truereligion #dior #katespade #ninewest |
1. The perfect sweater to help transition from the cold weather to the milder temperatures of Spring
(Dorothy Perkins Pink Cocoon sweater; on sale for $27 (originally $39))

2. A simple necklace can make just as much of statement as a larger necklace. This pink pentagonal necklace will definitely be an investment piece that you can wear time and time again.
(Macy’s – 14K gold necklace, faceted pink agate pentagon necklace; on sale for $244.65 – save an extra 25% off with yesterday’s deals post (originally $830))

3. Who doesn’t need another coat? The Peter Pan collar and the peplum bottom definitely make me swoon!
(ASOS Skater coat; $141.14 – take an extra $15 off with yesterday’s deals post)

4. Another pair of colored jeans – yes, please! Pair these with an oversized sweater and it’ll scream “I’m ready for Spring!”
(True Religion Finnigan jeans; on sale for $154 (originally $220))

5. Pale pink lips makes you look great – they always have “effortless” effect.
(Dior lip plumper; $32 – save an extra 10% off with code V436CB)

6. Add a pop of color to your outfit and have it be functional, too! This watch is a classic design and will be timeless (and a steal at under $100!)
(Anne Klein Crystal-Accent Rose watch; $95 – save an extra 20% off with yesterday’s deals post)

7. A hint of color in these drop earrings – pull your hair back, and have others admire these cute sparkling earrings.
(Kate Spade Frosty Floral earrings; on sale for $45.56 (originally $68))

8. A cute bow belt to complete your outfit! Try pairing with some white jeans, a dress, or a skirt to give some interesting details.
(Kate Spade Pyramid Bow; on sale for $52.26 (originally $78))

9. Clutches are perfect for when you’re out on the town or on the go. The versatile size allows you to grab all your essentials in a small bag. The sequins add cute detail to this clutch – pair with a black dress and you’re all set!
(River Island embellished corner pochette bag; on sale for $30.11 – order with the ASOS Skater coat and take an extra $30 off with yesterday’s deals post (originally $37.64))

10. Ballet flats are my go-to shoes ‐ I can wear them to dress an outfit up or down. This pair in patent leather blush pink is a must-have for my closet. Pair with some pastels and I’ll be all set!
(Nine West Andhearts flats; $69 – take an extra 15% off with yesterday’s deals post)


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February 6, 2014

Going out

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It’s almost Valentine’s day and just in time, a sale from J.Crew Factory has come along. They’re offering an additional 30% off a $125+ purchase. Perfect excuse to purchase a new outfit for an outing next week! Here are my picks:

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Charley sweater on sale for $19.99
Polka dot pencil skirt on sale for $43.99
Crystal feather stud earrings on sale for $11.99
Skinny belt on sale for $14.50
Colorblock envelope clutch on sale for $39.50

Pair this outfit with a pair of black heels and you’re all set for date night!

Grand total: $129.97

Use code SALE30 for an extra 30% off to make the entire outfit about $90!

What are your picks for the perfect date night outfit?

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