Monday, January 31, 2011

Kohl's Shopping Find - Shoes!

I recently stopped by my local Kohl's to browse the shoe selection and I'm glad I did! I ended up two great shoe finds! The two styles below were both on sale (only $7 for the flats) saving me $53 total off the original prices! I just love a good deal!

 Candie's Western Ankle Boots - $44.97 (On Sale from $69.99)
SO Quilted Flats - $6.99 (On Sale from $34.99) Not available online

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Do It Yourself - Peacock Feather Earrings

Recently, I have been lusting after a cute pair of peacock feather earrings I mentioned in my post Accessories Under $40. I started to think about how easy it would be to make these at home for a fraction of the cost. So I did just that and headed over to my local craft store to gather all the materials. (I ended up getting a few sets of feathers as they were on sale).
What You'll Need:
  • Beads
  • Peacock Feathers (or any feathers of your choice)
  • Brass Wire
  • Earring Hooks
  • Brass Eye Pins (I had originally bought head pins which didn't work that well)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle Nose Pliers

Since I found a lot of the items on sale at Jo-Anne Fabrics and I already had the beads, pliers, and wire cutters, the total was only around $7. Not to mentioned I have supplies for three other sets of feather earrings!

Step 1:
First, you'll need to trim the feathers around the base and if using peacock feathers trim the extra feathers around the eye design so that there is about a quarter to a half inch of extra feather below the eye design. See the before and after photos below.
Step 2:
Create a small loop with the brass wire.
Step 3:
Hold the wire in place next to the feather's base with the needle nose pliers.
Step 4:
Start wrapping the wire around the base so that about a 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch of the feather is covered with wire. Clip extra wire with the wire cutters.
Step 5:
Do the same with the other feather. Your finished looped feathers should look the picture below:
Step 6:
Loop a bead into the brass eye pin and hook the eye pin into the loop created on the feather. Use the wire cutter to cut down the extra length on the other end of the eye pin. Create a loop on this straight side of the pin using the needle nose pliers. Repeat with the other feather.
Step 7:
Next, repeat the previous step with additional beads until desired number of beads and length is achieved. Finish by attaching the last loop to the earring hooks. Trim feathers additionally if desired. Viola, you're finished!
Both earrings side by side:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sofia Vergara to Launch Kmart Line

According to WWD, Sofia Vergara will be launching a line of women's clothing, footwear, and jewelry for Kmart this fall 2011. Think jeggings, short skirts, figure hugging dresses, and sexy tunics all made "to appeal to a younger woman with something a little spicy" according to Vergara . The cost will range from $14.99 to around $59.99. Take a sneak peek below or go to the WWD article for more info.

 Sofia Vergara for Kmart  Photo By: John Aquino and from WWD
  Sofia Vergara for Kmart  Photo By: John Aquino and from WWD
  Sofia Vergara for Kmart  Photo By: John Aquino and from WWD
Sofia Vergara for Kmart  Photo By: John Aquino and from WWD

I personally don't think I will be pulling out my wallet for this line. The pieces don't jump out at me as something I have to have, but maybe they'll surprise me come fall. What do you think? Are you excited for this line?

Amrita Singh Jewelry On Sale At Hautelook Today

Today's deal of the day is Amrita Singh jewelry on sale at Hautelook, which includes bold necklaces, bangles, and bright earrings. Most of these items are up to 85% off. Hurry, though, sale ends 1/29 at 8:00 AM PST and items are selling fast. If you need an invite you can get access from my personal Hautelook invitation.

Take a look at my picks below:

Sarasa Bangle $18.00 (On Sale From $60)

Toulouse Ring $16.00 (On SaleFrom $100)

Ibeja Bracelet $24 (On Sale From $100)

AC DC Bangle Set $16 (On Sale From $75)

Jitney Ring $12 (On Sale From $50)

Kafika Ring $16 (On Sale From $75)

BTW, the Kafika Ring is a look-a-like for the Elizabeth and James Knuckle Ring Vanessa Hudgens was wearing a few weeks back!

Images from Hautelook

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January Winter Sales and Clearance Happening Now!

Many stores are clearing out their winter inventory to make room for their spring items. Take advantage of these great discounts before it's too late. Below are my favorite sales happening now:

Nordstrom is now having a 50% off Winter Sale right now. There are great deals on sweaters and jackets! Also, get free shipping on all orders over $200 (no code needed)

The Loft is offering 50% off also on all sale items. Also, get free shipping on all orders over $125 (no code needed)

Ann Taylor is offering a buy one get one half off on any full priced top or sweater, plus free shipping on all orders $150 or more (no coupon code needed)

Macy's is having 20-75% off clearance on selected men's, women, and children clothing. Get free shipping on all Coach orders over $75. Use coupon code Coach (exp. 2/8/11)

Urban Outfitters just marked down bunch of their winter items, including dresses, tops, bottoms, bags, shoes, and accessories. Take an additional 10% off using coupon code Take10 (exp. 1/31/11)

Nine West is offering buy one get one 50% off on shoes (Offer expires 11:59PM on 1/26/11). Plus free shipping on any purchase

Victoria Secret is having their winter clear out sale, offering winter dresses starting at $29 and up to 60% off on winter jackets and coats . They are also offering $15 off orders of $100, $30 off orders of $150, and $75 off $150 using coupon code Spring11 (exp. 2/15/11 and excludes clearance items)

Aldo is offering 30% off all already reduced boots and free shipping on all orders over $75 (no code necessary)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Calypso For Target - Sneak Peek from Racked

Target will be launching a collaboration with Calypso May 1, with prices ranging from $1.99 to $79.99. Calypso, if your not familiar, is a high-end, resort-wear luxury line that offers premium fabrics in silky, flowy shapes. Items will include woman's wear, baby clothes, makeup pouches, and footwear. Although there haven't been any pictures of the line yet, was given a sneak peek of the collection last week and their review was rather positive:

"We fondled and groped all the pieces (in summer whites, bold pinks and reds, and delicious shades of blue), plus carefully inspected all the intricate beading and sequins, colorful embroidery, grosgrain-piping and crocheted lace. And, folks, it all looked and felt really good. Most of the pieces (like the white harem pants, wrap dresses, peasant tops, and beachy shorts) are made out of soft cotton voile.

Also, we spoke with the Calypso creative director herself and she confirmed that a few pieces are made of real silk and pure linen. We're betting that the navy blue tie-dyed tunic with creamy crochet paneling—priced at just $36—will sell out in a snap (we saw it on a model and it looks much more expensive than it is), plus all the editors were eying a melon-hued tie-dyed maxi dress ($49.99) with a rope belt."

Calypso for Target will be available from May 1 to June 11.

What do you think? Are you excited for this line?

Image from InStyle

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Dry Hair Remedy - Homemade Hot Oil Treatment

Over processing and cool winter months can leave your hair dry and damaged. A great solution for this is to use a hot oil treatment. My favorite budget friendly, homemade hot oil treatment is below:

What you will need
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. daily hair conditioner
Lavender essential oil (optional)
Shower cap or towel

Pour the olive oil in a saucepan and add the conditioner. If desired you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil for fragrance. Stir the oil and conditioner on low until the two are blended. Make sure that you never leave unattended as the oil can heat very quickly. Heat just until the two are warmed, not hot. Please note: It is important to test out the temperature before putting on your hair. If it is too warm, wait several minutes until cool enough to apply to hair. Once at the correct temperature, place oil in a bowl and rub into your hands, not directly into your hair. Carefully apply from your hands to your hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the scalp. Finish by combing the mixture through your hair, making sure every strand is evenly covered. Wrap hair in shower cap or a towel and leave on for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, rinse hair out with Shampoo. You may need to Shampoo twice to get all the oil treatment out of hair. Follow with conditioner if desired.

Use treatment once a week for long, damaged hair. Otherwise, use once every two weeks to treat hair. When used regularly, hot oil treatments work great at improving the texture and look of your hair.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Megan Fox 's January 19 Studio City Look For Less

Megan Fox was spotted in Studio City getting sushi with Brian Austin Green on January 19th in 70's style jeans and a LnA tee. Save $103 on her outfit below.
I found her Rock & Republic Scorpion Urban Utility jeans on sale at Zappos for $133.70 (Reg. $191)! Her T-Shirt is LnA Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee, which I found in purple at National Jean Company on sale $16 (Reg. $62)!

Megan Fox image from ImageVador

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chanel Inspired Quilted Purses For Less

Timeless and classy, I love a Chanel purse as much as the next person. However, the steep price tag (in the thousands) on these bags keep me from buying these quilted leather purses of perfection. I scouted out the next best thing for all you purse lovers out there. Check out the items below for stylish quilted alternatives that won't break the bank!
1. Rampage Hazel Flap,, $84.03
2. Quilted Shoulder Bag, Forever 21, $19.80
3. Nine West City Cross Body Bag, Endless, $59.00
4. Quilted Studded Bag, Forever 21, $20.80
5. Billabong Vallerie Bag, Swell, $32.99 (On Sale from $39.50)
6. Diamond Quilted Bag, Speigel, $19.99 (On Sale from $59.00)
7. Quilted Cross Body Bag, ASOS, $25.86
8. Vintage Cross Body Bag, Aldo Shoes, $23.98 (On Sale from $30.00) 

Current Coupon Codes available for the above listed sites:
  • Swell - Become a Swell Facebook Fan and save and additional 20% until 1/31/11
  • Aldo - Use coupon code 289238248 for an additional 10% off

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens Forever 21 - Look For Less

Vanessa Hudgens was recently spotted on January 16 in Los Angeles. Most of her exact outfit is rather affordable already. Get her look below for less! (I've kept everything the same except the boots, bag, and sunglasses!)
1. Chaser LA Love and Rock N Roll Burnout Boxy Dolman Tee, Black Label Boutique, $53
2. Wintery Snowflake Open Cardigan, Forever 21, $27.80
3. James Suede Over the Knee Boot with Zipper, Free People, $149.95 On Sale
4. Black Orchid Black Jewel Jegging, Black Label Boutique, $88
5. Metal Trim Large Sunglasses, Top Shop, $32
6. Cantfield Hobo, Aldo, $34.98 On Sale

The exact boots Vanessa was wearing were the Joie Over The Knee Boots, which are now 50% off, from $545 to $272.50.

Vanessa Hudgens image from Club Vanessa Anne

LivingSocial & Groupon

So if you are not a member of LivingSocial or Groupon, I suggest you sign up! They offer daily deals for local restaurants, bars, services, and products in your area at up to 90% off their normal prices. Today's Living Social deal is no exception! The special deal for today on Living Social is a $20 gift card for only $10! They're selling fast and you only have until the end of the day before this deal expires! Check out the Amazon discount today or on the image below to buy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Payless Buy One Get One 1/2 Off Sale

Payless is now having a buy one get one half off sale until Tuesday, February 15! Combine this with coupon code 41030 to take an additional 20% off. As mentioned, Christian Siriano's current collection is still on sale at Payless. The Budget Babe blog also recently featured a Jeffrey Cambell look-a-like now available at Payless.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Accessories Under $40!

Below are my favorite accessories I found (some on sale) while browsing the Internet this past weekend. Save an additional 10% off on all items from Urban Outfitters using coupon code Take10. Offer valid until 1/31/2010.
1. Studded Cat Eye Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $14
2. Jeweled Feathers Earring, Urban Outfitters, $20
3. Jeweled Feathers Earring, Urban Outfitters, $20
4. Deena & Ozzy Crocodile Purse, Urban Outfitters, $38
5. Glamour Classic Stone Stretch Bracelet, Forever21, $7.80
6. House Of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Cocktail Ring, Bloomingdale's, $26.25 On Sale
7. Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $14

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens - Look For Less

Vanessa Hudgens was recently spotted on January 13 in Los Angeles. She was wearing Elizabeth and James Fairfax Sunglasses ($185), Acne Rita Shearling Jacket ($1,119.98 on sale), Elizabeth and James Knuckle Ring ($195), Fendi Unzipped Zip It Messenger bag ($1,520), and Dolce & Gabbana Wedge Boots in Black Suede ($836 on sale). You don't have to break the bank to have this same look though. Grab her look for less below!
1. Fierce Biker Jacket, StyleQ, $55 On Sale
2. Izzy Oversized Sunglasses, BCBG, $80
3. Mixology NYC Guinevere Knuckle Ring, Max and Chloe, $45
4. Power Skinny Jeans, Guess, $89
5. Mossimo Over The Knee Boot, Target, $24.48 On Sale
6. Betseyville by Betsey Johnson Handbag, Macys, $110

Vanessa Hudgens photo from

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sears Kardashian Kollection To Launch August 2011

Kim Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian teamed up with Australian fashion designer Bruno Schiavi's Juni Corp to launch a fashion line for Sears this August called the Kardashian Kollection. The juniors line will feature jewelry, clothing, lingerie, accessories and shoes. It will be available in over 400 stores and is supposed to be more price friendly than their previous endeavors.

As you may remember, the Kardashian sisters launched a clothing line for Bebe early in 2010. Personally, I did not really care for the Bebe line. Apparently, neither did Bebe, as Kardashians for Bebe is to conclude later this year. However, they also launched a jewelry line for Virgin, Saints, and Angels back in late April 2010, which I loved, but prices were around $200 to upwards in the thousands!

The Kardashian Kollection is supposed to reflect the sisters glamorous/bohemian/rocker style. What do you think? Are you excited for the Kardashian Kollection Sears line?

Image from

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sale! Christian Siriano For Payless

I have been in love with Christian Siriano's line for Payless since the line's first debut a few years back! His current selection of faux lizard and python peep-toes, strappy sandals, and exotic flats are no exception. What's even better is almost all the items are currently on sale! Take an additional 20% off with coupon code 41030.
Allegra Exotic Flat - $24.99  Reg. $34.99

 Alexandra Exotic Strappy Sandal - $29.99  Reg. $44.99

 Alexa Exotic Peep-Toe Pump - $29.99  (Reg. $44.99)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nordstrom Rack Winter Kate Find

Although I'm sure everyone is pretty familiar with Nordstrom Rack, I thought I'd share my recent find over this past weekend. I found both the Winter Kate 'Ginger' Burnout Velvet Cardigan and the Winter Kate Meadow Cami in Purple Plume at my local Nordstrom Rack store. The "Ginger' Cardigan originally was $245 and was on sale for $99.98. The Meadow Cami was originally about $100 and was on sale for $39.97.
Although Winter Kate is usually pretty hard to find, Nordstrom Rack offers excellent prices on a lot of designer pieces. Usually all items are at least 50% off of the original prices found at Nordstrom's department stores. They feature great deals on designer jeans, like 7 for all Mankind, William Rast, and Citizens of Humanity, and they have great prices on apparel from brands like Free People, Tahari, and Splendid. Their shoe and accessory section is excellent too! I usually always buy my tights here, find great handbags, and have walked away with some killer boots. This is also my favorite go-to store for baby apparel for my friends and family. Who doesn't love a baby Juicy Couture outfit for 1/4 the cost? If you haven't already, you should check out your local Nordstrom Rack for some quality items at very affordable prices.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Splendid Littles For Target

So I just ran across this designer collaboration when I was browsing the baby section at Target. Beside reminding me the movie "Role Models" with the "Littles" reference, this colorful collection of striped onesies, bibs, and sleep sets are adorable to say the least. Splendid, which is a famous L.A. boutique known for their ultra soft clothing, was a perfect choice for Target to create a luxurious, wallet-friendly line for your little bundle of joy! I haven't viewed the items in person yet, but I'll be running to the store shortly to stock up on some gifts for my expecting friends and family! I have included pictures of some of the items below and you can also view the entire collection here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

$200 LnA Shopping Spree from Celebrity Style Guide!

I don't know about you, but I love a good fashion freebie now and then. Celebrity Style Guide normally has monthly giveaways to some super trendy stores! This month you can win a $200 LnA Shopping Spree just by liking them on Facebook and Twitter and commenting on both these pages with "I want to win the $200 shopping spree on LnA." All contest rules can be found at the Celebrity Style Guide's contest rules page. The drawing will be held on January 31, 2011 at 12:00pm EST. Good luck!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Spot the Steal: Club Monaco Cheetah Coat

Can you guess which Cheetah Faux fur coat below is the Club Monaco version that costs $349.00 and which is a steal at $39.00?
Faux Fur Cheetah Print Coat, Forever - $39.99

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale

Today kicks off Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale. This means store-wide savings on what seems to be just about every item. Bras are 25-45% off, the Pink clothing line is 30-50% off, and you can get up to 45% off on boots and shoes. Some killer deals are to be had here! Score an additional discount of free shipping on all orders over $100 when you use the coupon code SHIP100VS!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Online Sample Sale Discount Sites!

Sorry for the long delay in posts. I have been off enjoying a vacation for the holidays!

Today I wanted to share some of of my favorite online discounts sites. I shop on here all the time to get huge discounts on designer items at a fraction of the price! Sales change daily and many items go fast, so make sure to check the sites early in the day!

The first is Hautelook. This site offers 50-75% off designer brands in its daily online private sales. Brands include William Rast, 7 for All Mankind, Betsey Johnson, Deisel, Michael Stars, Joe's Jeans, Stila, Taverniti, Herve Leger, and many more. Sign up with my free Hautelook access.

Another great site is Ruelala. This site offers steep discounts also on designer items. Brands are similar to Hautelook and include Roberto Cavalli, L.A.M.B., William Rast, 7 for All Mankind and many others. Sign up with my free Ruelala access.

Ideeli is similar to the first two sites I just mentioned. Daily timed deals for members only. This site features more apparel and accessory focused items, along with exciting giveaways. Brands include Puma, D&G, Betsey Johnson, Steve Madden, Lacoste, Reebok, and many more. Sign up for free with my free Ideeli access.

Finally, I just recently ran into Zulily, which offers great items for babies, children, and mom's. I love to shop here for gifts for all my friends who are becoming mothers or already know the joys of parenthood! The sites features toys, clothing, and great items for expecting mothers. You can join today with my free Zulily access.

Happy shopping everyone!
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