LOFT: 50% off EVERYTHING

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Happy Sunday Funday Everyone!

Starting today, 10/1 though 10/3, LOFT is having an amazing 50% off sale along with free shipping! The sale INCLUDES sale items! Use the code SURPRISE.  Time to stock up on some basic tops and sweaters for me. I love a simple top with a colorful pair of pants for work. Bows on your sleeves in the new trend in sweaters right now. Fall Fashion is here and for once, I’m not upset by it. I am starting to think fall is my favorite time of the year. I love giving my closet a makeover over every October so I know what I need to invest in and what I don’t need any more of. Holiday shopping is right around the corner so it is time to treat yourself before your entire budget goes into gifting mode. Below are just a few of my favorites from the sale that I will probably be purchasing. I need to scale down my shopping cart a little at the moment. Anyone else like me and add everything you want to your cart first? Then I go back and delete duplicates or things that I’m not loving the second time around.

50% off sale

1.LOFT Zip Cuff Flare Dress
2. LOFT Mosaic Lace Smocked Cuff Blouse
3. LOFT Trousers in Custom Stretch in Julie Fit
4. LOFT Textured Blouson Sleeve Sweater
5. LOFT Tiled Cutout Blouse
 6.LOFT Tie Cuff Top
Love,Kristin

Crushin’ on Blush

Anyone else Crushin’ on all the Blush that has come over from the spring?

Nothing like adding another dimension to my neutrals game. It is not just a popular Essie color, for weddings or for baby ballerinas anymore. Blush brings in a very feminine dimension to any outfit without being over the top with pink.  The three tops listed below work well with jeans, black, or grey bottoms. I own the middle one and it so ultra soft. I don’t even want to take it off when I get home from work. I am in love with the suede pencil skirt with a black top and black tights.

I have also posted a link to another blog that used blush in her bedroom makeover. I would have never thought to mix it is with golds but I am IN LOVE with how it turned out.

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Steve Madden Carrson Sandal at Nordstrom

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Halogen Scallop Edge Sweater at Nordstrom
Striped Cozy Knit Long Sleeve Top from Target
Mixed-stitch sweater tunic from GAP Factory
Textured open-front cardigan from GAP
SUPERPOWER BLUSH SUEDE PENCIL SKIRT from Lulus

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Check Out How Bows and Sequins Styled her bedroom with Blush on her blog

Love,Kristin

Loft is 40% off EVERYTHING

eAnn Taylor Loft is having a 40% off sale right now that you do not want to miss.

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I am obsessed with all the sleeve details that are on trend right now.

Bows, Buttons and Lace, OH MY!

Sales like this one make it easier to add to sophisticated pieces to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. I wear Loft pieces mostly to work. What are you loving right now when it comes to tops?

40% off Tops from 9/26 at 3am – 9/29 at 3am

Extra 40% Off Sale Styles from 9/26 at 3am – 10/1 at 3am  

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Tie Cuff Two in One Top

Shoulder Button Bell Sleeve Top

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Lace Sleeve Blouse

Belted Open Cardigan

Love,Kristin

Collegiate Pride at Work

If you know me personally then you know I LOVE my JMU Dukes. There are many times when you are feeling the collegiate pride but cannot show it in a professional manner at your workplace. I have put together some different ideas for you to try. The next time your team rocks in over the weekend or on a Thursday night game then you can show up beaming with pride, but still look professional.

These are just some ideas that your can run with to see what you already have in your closet. These same ideas can be take over to any sports team. You don’t have to be over the top in logos to show your pride. Pick one color to really base the outfit on then pair in accessories of the accent color. I would wear a solid purple dress for JMU and I would pair it with some yellow earrings or scarf.

Leave a comment or message me if you want some more ideas for your school colors. I would love to see what we can make together.

James Madison University Dukes

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Printed Lace Fit and Flare from Target

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3/4 Sleeve Susan Dress from Escapada

 

Virginia Commonwealth University Rams

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3/4 Sleeve Mimi Tunic Dress from Escapada

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Women’s Plus Size Smocked Dress with Gold Foil from Target

 

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Women’s Straight Leg Slim Chino Pants from Target

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Smocked-Yoke V-Neck Shift Dress from Old Navy

Love,Kristin

My Target Style Haul 9/22

I am going to start doing random posts about what I find in the store when I venture out. The truth is, I am a hardcore online shopping because stores used to not carry clothes larger then a size 10. I am not a size 10 and haven’t been for a while. It always made me feel so bad when I saw so many cute clothes that were not even close to my size. I am proud to say that stores like Target and Old Navy have started carrying “plus size” (which still truly isn’t a plus size, a size 12 or 14 is average people). Yes, there are still tons of racks I have to skip by but I am happy to see stores are realizing that they were missing an entire market of women who want to feel beautiful too.

I am going to showcase what I find in my travels and how I would style the pieces together. Yesterday I went to Target to return some booties with my mom during my lunch break. Here are just a few pieces that we loved!

I am LOVING the new brand by Target, A New Day. Most of what is listed below is that brand.

A New Day: Available Exclusively at Target!

Lace T-Shirt – Xhilaration™ (Juniors’) Berry

I am sad that this shirt was only in Juniors so I am on the hunt for another one. I was afraid to try the XL. Hear me out on this lace top. If you wore a black, shift dress with wide or medium straps with this over the top… think holiday party. It elevates the dress to a whole other level. Pair them with some black pumps and you are good to go. I love the deep berry color. It makes it feel more sophisticated.

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Women’s Striped Shirt Dress

My mom fell in love with this dress. I found it a little short and would wear it more as a tunic top with leggings or skinny pants. The wrap does not go all the way around which is nice so the back stays flat and doesn’t come up. The bell sleeves are back in style right now. These have an opening so it stays out of your way.

Women’s Floral Applique Any Day Shirt

This was another favorite of my mom’s. The flower detailing really brought this plain work shirt to life. I would size up for more of a relaxed look for going out to brunch.

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Women’s Shine Any Day Tank

These shimmer tank tops were a fun change from the traditional “plain jane” tanks that we all wear. These would be great under a basic cardigan for work.

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I do not see this dress online yet but it is the A New Day brand so check your local Target store. This dress is so sweet. I will be doing another post later about how this blush color is one of the top colors for fall. It reminds me of a ballet slipper. I love the longer sleeves on this one. This would be a great dress to wear to a fall wedding with some blush or nude colors heels.

Love,Kristin

Tracy Negoshian Flash Sale

Tracy Negoshian is having a FLASH SALE of 50% off for 24 hours only.

This sale is just for items sold through their corporate sites. I am a stylist for Tracy Negoshian but I carry exclusive prints that are not part of the sale.

Run over before the sale is gone! You will not regret it. The quality is top notch. I have several pieces that I wear regularly since 2012 that show no washing wear. They are made with a wrinkle free fabric too. Comment below or send me a message if you have any questions or need some help.

 

Tracy Negoshian

Love,Kristin

Metallics and Glitter, Oh My…

I have been noticing through my scrolling of clothing stores that metallic is making a come back. Thank goodness in a much more subdued way. Metallic and glitter are great accents to an outfit to add a little something extra. We do it with jewelry all the time.  Adding just a little peak of your personality into your outfit can be all you need to take it over the top.

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Women’s Foil Crepe T-Shirt from Target

This top from target looking more formal then just a t-shirt. You could dress is down with some skinny black or dark wash jeans. You could dress is up under a sweater or short blazer with some skinny trouser pants.

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 Women’s Metallic Tipped Vintage V-Neck T-Shirt from Target

I just bought this shirt and have already worn it a couple times. I have worn it out to dinner with a dark wash jean and gold jewerly. I have also worn it to work with a skinny khaki pant and a cardigan.

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Women’s Metallic Bodre Popover Dress from Target

This dress would be perfect as a potential dress for a holiday party or wedding. Blush is also another HOT color right now and I am loving it. This color used to feel juvenile but in this manner it feels so well put together. I am shocked how much Target is stepping up their game!

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‘Minnie’ Travel Ballet Flat (Tory Burch) from Nordstrom

You can’t go wrong with a Tory Burch flat. This metallic is acting like neutral so it can be worn with so many outfits. I would pair these with straight leg, dark wash jeans and an embroidered top in a heartbeat.

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Sequined Velour Dress from H&M

Is is to early to be thinking about New Year’s? I think this dress would be great with a black shawl to tone down the silver at a holiday party. Pair it with some black tights, perfection!

Love,Kristin

Jack Rogers Flash Sale

Good Morning Ladies,

I am going to be upfront with you, these are not the BEST deals that I find for Jack Rogers, BUT the variety on the main site far exceeds places like Ruelala (my honey hole)

My favorites are the Boating Jacks because they are a softer bottom that molds to my feet like my Rainbows do. I find the original jacks gorgeous but hard to stand in for a long period of time. I just tried the Lauren and you will want to size up in them about a half size. I also bought some of the booties but I should have sized up at least a half size in those as well.

I bought my mother a pair of the Suede Tassel Flats and she was instantly in love. Give and take a half size on them if you plan to wear the loafer socks or tights with them.

*Shoe Secret: If you have a smaller foot then you can wear youth sizes. I wear a size 6 in women’s so I can wear a 4Y in most shoes. They are usually cheaper and some brands have a thicker sole as well.

What are your favorites? What should I try next?

 

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Eyelet Jacks (perfect for a wedding or graduation)

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Lauren Sandal (size up a half size)

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Boating Jacks (my favorite!)

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Anice Suede Flat

Love,Kristin

Escapada Living

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

One of my favorite brands is still having a 50% off sale  going on right now. You might have seen the ad on Facebook. I love this brand because it is really lightweight and airy. It is great for a beach trip or a summer evening with friends in the warm weather. Below are just a few of my favorites. I was feeling all the blues this morning.

Escapada also does some great game day dresses for work that I will showcase later this week.

What brands are your favorites? Are there certain things that you want to see from me? I want to share my favorite brands and discounts with all of you. I enjoy shopping sales and getting deals on the items that I love. It is all about being a smart shopper.

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Susan Top 3/4 Sleeve

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Off The Shoulder Tasseled Monica Dress in Solid Navy

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Everyday Tunic Top 3/4 Sleeve in Aegean Blue Aqua Swim

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Sleeveless Mason Dress in Sapphire Aegean Blue Mosaic

Love,Kristin

J Crew Factory Clearance

Good Morning and Happy Monday to YOU.

I hope you had a great weekend. It is still warm here in Virginia so we tried to spend as much time as possible outside before fall really hits us in full force. There is nothing better then a good cotton t-shirt (my favorites are Old Navy and Target V-Necks with the rounded hem) and a pair of jeans tinkering on a project.

I received an email this morning about the J. Crew Factory sale going on right now. I do not shop there are much as I did in high school and college so I was a little surprised. The part that caught my eye was the 40% of clearance prices. YES PLEASE.  Below are just a few of my favorites that I found. The extra 40% off really makes these staple pieces a great steal. Yes, most are summer, but it is still warm in Virginia until mid to late October so there is still plenty of time to wear them to the office. You can also pair summer pieces with a neutral like black or dark grey to transition them into the fall. Plus this is a good way to get some pieces for winter getaways and spring break trips at a fraction of the cost thus giving you more money to travel. Who doesn’t love that?!

Jcrew pink blazar

School Boy Blazer in Linen-Cotton in Seaside Coral

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Printed Basket Weave Mini Skirt in Navy Pink

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Printed Seaside Cami Dress in Salt Celery

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Short Sleeve Bow Sweater

rainbow dress

Embroidered Dress

periwinkle skirt

Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in French Blue

Love,Kristin