Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Shopping: fo' free!

I love shopping
& I love loyalty programs, 

BaubleBar has one of the best around with "Vault Points"

I recently redeemed my points for this amazing elephant ring holder!
He will be the perfect addition to my closet!

Another great program is ThredUp {click to save $10 on your first order!!}

With $$ in the account it made it easy to take home this The Webster for Target top for free!

Click the links in the right panel under "Shopping Addiction" for your own shopping fun!

Any Sunday steals for you?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

tbt: the last time it was jacket weather, & when happy hour sushi was a thing.

It is once again light jacket weather in NJ. 
But I do miss the days of happy hour sushi {this outfit was from a time where that still existed}


What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs , jacket- GAP, top- thrifted, pants- Old Navy, flats- Target

Seriously, for $3 a roll?! 
It was soooooo good, 
maybe too good to be true- I guess that is why they went out of business.

Even though the note on the door says, "fixing kitchen"
for 6 months?!
I don't think you exist anymore happy hour sushi...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wedding Wed: honeymoon adventures Alaska Day 1

We arrived in Alaska at midnight for after a whole day of traveling, 
We were exhausted, checked into Alyeska Resort & found this:
No that is not a mirrored image- they put us in a room with double beds. 
On the first night of our honeymoon.

Yes, this was fixed for night #2. 
But we had especially paid for the top or "summit" floor
& were downgraded for a king bed two floors down.
but you know, priorities...

Our first view was amazing!

We had a great view of the lift that takes you to the top of the peak & to the Seven Glaciers restaurant {amazing! Ate there night 1- details on next week's wedding wednesday!}

We also ordered room service for breakfast- my first time having breakfast in bed & room service!

The hotel was so pretty!

We got ready and went for an amazing walk in "Winner Creek"!

I was so proud of my packing skills, 
perfect amount of layers {& patterns} 

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, fur- Michael Kors, sweater- New York & Co. {thrifted}, top- thrifted from Mary's Secret Wardrobe in Belmar, NJ, jeans- Levis, boots- Target

Still rocking my Essie "Bachelorette Bash" nails with my new wedding ring =)

We hopped in the car & took a drive to town,
& yes we did sing part of our wedding song while riding in the car,
"You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile"

stopped & shopped at a little Jade shop on the way!

We went under the bridge in the little town of Girdwood,

& found one of the coolest things!
Wild salmon!

This spot was one of the prettiest places I have ever seen!

Take me back!
But wait until July- I don't do winter very well & Alaska is pretty serious about the whole winter thing.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

back to school, back to school!

Tonight is back to school night, 
which means morning pictures & a late night ahead!

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, top- , cardigan- H&M {thrifted}, pants- Target, shoes- Jeffery Campbell "Pencil-Me-In" flats from ModCloth

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target makes Back To School night much better!

Monday, September 23, 2013

just another mani monday

I hate Mondays. 
Especially 4 am lesson planning,
because I am the worlds worse procrastinator. 

But it was made much better with a very special delivery of my new monogram from BaubleBar!

So excited!
My new initials! 
With my Mrs. Kate Spade necklace from my sister & my wish necklace from our honeymoon =)
Mani Monday: Revlon Moon Candy- 230 Satellite

What I Wore: glasses- Love c/o Coastal, top- RHvintage, pants- Talbots, belt- Black and Tan Leather {store in Alaska} boots- Steve Madden 

Perfect way to take these ankle pants into fall with some boots!

which really looks like this underneath....

You're welcome.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

apparently it is the first day of fall: that means plaid

Mums are out, 
halloween candy is stocked.

Seriously between yesterday and today there is a new chill in the air,
and I have just noticed the leaves changing around us...
fall is here.

Made better by the fact that I can now wear plaid all day every day. 
& that there will be pumpkin soft serve at our local ice cream shop... 

So I did a little fall shopping yesterday to prepare for "Sweater Weather"
{P.S. have you heard the "Sweater Weather" song from The Neighbourhood? It is my jam right now}

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Proopticals, top- H&M {thrifted}, jeans- Levis {thrifted}, shoes- ShoeDazzle, bag- 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target mini satchel with gusset in yellow

I got sucked into the vortex that is Old Navy this weekend.

First there were these flats!
I fell in love with the tan ones, 
they reminded me so much of Loeffler Randall- Natalie Polka Dot flats, but with a price tag of $23 not $230!
It took everything in me not to buy all three colors!
But I did also pick up the grey ones for my sister! 

Speaking of dupes, 
the pattern on these flats reminded me of the new loafers from Ann Taylor
but for a fraction of the price!

I also fell in love with this fox with glasses sweater!
I tried to talk myself out of it but was unsuccessful 

& Since the tops at Old Navy are currently buy one get one 50% off I went on the hunt for the other score for my fall wardrobe. 
This sequin shoulder number was the perfect other half, but with one problem- 
the mannequin was the only one I could find in the whole store.

I enlisted help and he went to town taking the sweater off the mannequin,
which included removing her arms. 
But it was my size & I love it. 
It was all worth it

You will be seeing this fox sweater & polka dot flats in an outfit post very soon,
too perfect together!
I also took home a pair of white shorts & black & white shorts for just $8 a pair! 
Now is the time to prep for spring {wishful thinking I know}
but those will also be perfect for next summer! 

I also fell in love with this porcupine/hedgehog ring!
{Say hello to my perfect fall mani- Revlon Moon Candy- 230 Satellite- saw it on Elle Sees instagram & I needed it- looks like fall leaves!}

On the check out line I also found this Hello Kitty iPhone case & new pencil case!
I did purchase a Hello Kitty case already for my new phone {see post here} but it was HUGE, 
& left all my pictures with a strange white border.
Was not working for me.
So I was happy to find this perfectly nerdy version!

Before I left the mall, 
I had to spend my $10 birthday card from Victoria Secret!
I have wanted this polish {called "Start the Party"} for a little while now,
the woman was like, "Polishes are 1 for $10 or 2 for $15- you are going to spend $10 on 1?" 
I said, "Yup, that is all I want." 
but in reality I was thinking, "Girl I am not paying anything this is my birthday present!"
Perfect black glitter for fall/holiday season!
One of my best kept secrets- even though you might have figured it out for yourself- 
when Victoria's Secret sends you $10 off a purchase- its like $10 free dollars! 
Pick up some perfume, free makeup, or polish!

My favorites! 

What are you excited for with the arrival of fall?