OOTD: The workout to and fro

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


When I'm on the go, having clothes with movement is a beautiful thing...

Items I'm dreaming about these days....

I'm dreaming about having this gorgeous bag in my life. The whole outfit really!
Shown with: sweater | skirt | pumps

One of my favorite parts of shopping isn't shopping at all -- it's wishlisting! I love to peruse my favorite retailers' websites, and occasionally add a few new ones into the mix, to get inspired by the all the pretty products out there.

Will all of these end up in my closet? Heck no. Will some of them? Perhaps. Is it fun to dream about owning all of them? You bet!! Take the Loeffler Randall Satchel ($450) above. Not only am I inspired by how fun this bag looks, I'm also loving the entire outfit! Styling ideas galore. This bag is also available at: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 -- more styling ideas for the bag too!

Inside, what I'm dreaming of currently...

Last Day to take an extra 40% off sale at Anthropologie & Free People!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Need a Spring jacket? The Patched Utility Jacket (now $80 + 40% off) is a fantastic unique option.

Today is the final day of Anthropologie's extra 40% off sale promotion and pretties like the Patched Utility Jacket (now $80 + 40% off) are somehow still available! In multiple sizes! Free People has also made its sale an extra 40% off for today only.

Inside, what's wonderful and still available as of this writing in both sales...

Boden ups its promo discount to 20% off!!

Looking for a classic, long, comfortable sweater? 
Boden has you covered with its Tilly Relaxed V-Neck Sweater ($85), now 20% off.
Shown with: necklace.

Boden has surged into my Top 5 Favorite Retailers List lately, with its impeccable fits and ever-improving patterns. Mixing classics with a modern cut, the retailer has become a go-to for me for work and dressier weekend. Right now they are running a 20% off your order (code: 8R3M) promotion, which is as good as discounts off full-price items get here!

Inside, what to use this 20% off towards...

Presidents' Weekend deals and steals around the webby world!

Friday, February 17, 2017

There are so many promotions to shop this Presidents' Day Weekend! So much to love!
Anthropologie is offering an extra 40% off sale, for example...

If you're on a shopping ban this month then you'll want to skip this post for sure -- that's your warning because there are a jaw-dropping number of promotions happening this weekend around the retail webby world! Not only that; the deals are really good.

How good? Come inside for details and picks...

OOTD: Statement Sleeves


I didn't think I was getting on board with the ruffled sleeve trend -- until I tried this powder blue merino sweater dress on...

Enjoy an extra 40% off Anthropologie Sale items this weekend!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Anthropologie's sale items are an extra 40% off this weekend.
photo via Anthropologie's Chicago Ave store

As hoped for by this community, Anthropologie's sale items are an extra 40% off this long holiday weekend! No code required; this discount reflects at checkout.

Inside, what to look for from the sale section...

See the latest Spring collection arrivals at Anthropologie first!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Items with movement, like the Abstraction Maxi Dress ($228), are featured in Anthro's first dibs email.

Anthropologie is sending out a first dibs email for its newest Spring arrivals! What can we look forward to? Come inside for picks and a free shipping code...

Dresses I'm Loving for Work Right Now...

The Rebecca Ponte Dress ($140) is great for larger busts!

No matter what the season, dresses are always perfect for work! But I know it can be a challenge to find the right fit...especially with brands where you have to order from them online. I'm here to share a whole bunch of my favorite recent dresses that are work-appropriate and that I've either tried on or purchased.

The Rebecca Ponte Dress ($140) above for instance, is a curve-flattering ponte with confusingly mixed reviews online. After trying it on for myself I can tell you that this dress runs large in the chest, making it better for bustier for ladies, and is best for hourglass or pear shapes. If you have either of those shapes you should stick to your true size, as I discovered after ordering the dress one size up the first time and having it nearly fall off me!

Inside, work dresses to flatter everyone and anyone...

OOTD: Fog is Lifting

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hiding behind the fog? The downtown Manhattan skyline. Hiding below this jacket? The cutest sweater dress I've ever seen.

Earn up to a $1,500 at this retailer now!

Neiman Marcus's Gift Card Event is back!

One of my favorite luxury brand's promos is back! Right now, Neiman Marcus is running its Gift Card Event, during which you can earn a gift card on your full-price purchase worth up to $1,500 towards a future purchase.

Unlike some retailers who seem to hide which items are promo-eligible and which are not, Neiman Marcus makes it very easy to tell with orange text below qualifying items & above the product name on product pages.

I love this promo for the chance it gives me to save on some of my favorite designers! Inside, picks for your wishlist and shopping cart...

Ready or not, new Anthropologie SALE items are here and an extra 25%!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

There are new markdowns at Anthropologie tonight, and the extra 25% off sale promo is still on!

Were you hoping for an Anthropologie sale? If so, you're in luck as there are fresh markdowns! Even better, the extra 25% off sale is still working -- no code required! As is Free Shipping on orders of $150+ with the code FS150! Today is the final day for free shipping.

Inside, details on the freshest cuts...

A double dose of Anthropologie treats!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Check your emails, Anthropologie lovers!

Would you like 20% off your full-price Anthropologie purchase? And wouldn't it be lovely to give the same perk to a friend? Check your email because you may be one of the lucky ducks with a one-time use promo code for you, and one to share too!

I feel like Anthropologie looked around at all the great promotions going on this weekend (Free People and J. Crew just to name a couple, with more to be posted this weekend!) and said, 'Well, we have to something!' And so here we are, eagerly hitting refresh on our Inboxes until something comes in.

If you haven't received the code yet don't fear, I received it around 10 AM ET but my coworker just received hers about 20 minutes ago. I often receive promo emails much later than the community here does. If you did receive a code but aren't planning to use it, please share in the comments!

Oh, and as an extra bonus, there's also Free Shipping on orders of $150+ with the code FS150! Unfortunately you can't usually double up on codes online so I'm not sure you'll be able to get Free Shipping and the 20% off full price items. My suggestion to try is to add something to your cart, add the promo code, add the other things you want to your cart and then checkout. If that doesn't work I'd call customer service after placing my order.

Inside, picks...

OOTD: Stripes & Stones


NOTE: Anthropologie is offering Free Shipping on orders of $150+ today with the code FS150! Full post coming later today.

This outfit is all about stacking stones to dress up an otherwise casual look...

Take an extra 30% off Free People sale!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Take an extra 30% off the Delia Lace Shirt Dress (now $70), which also comes in a beautiful black.

It's turning out to be quite the busy promo day, with Anthropologie running a coat flash sale, J.Crew launching a sweet promo and now Free People's throwing its hat into the mix, offering an extra 30% off sale. No code required for Free People -- the discount applies at checkout.

Inside, some pretty picks to keep you warm this afternoon...

We interrupt this snow day to bring you an awesome J.Crew promo

I am loving the Pop Stripe Skirt ($98)! I'd wear it with the Italian Cashmere Button-Back Sweater ($228) 
plus the Poppy Drop Necklace (now $115), which is about to be released in green (sneak peek).

New York City and much of the surrounding area is getting a snow day today -- on the first full day of New York Fashion Week no less! -- and it's driven many a fashionista inside for some retail therapy.

J.Crew is not going to let a day like today go to waste. They've launched a brilliant new promotion take 25% off your order or take 30% off your order of $125+ -- and get Free Shipping on all orders today, too! Use the code HEARTYOU.

I know the blog has been a bit heavy on the J.Crew content this week but that's only because their stuff is getting really good right now. Inside, some ideas on what to use this promo towards...

Investigating Anthropologie's new arrivals & A Flash sale!!

The AG Indigo Rectro Turtleneck ($258) and AG Indigo Scatri Pencil Skirt ($198) look comfy and wearable.
Shown with these shoes.

Anthropologie is running a FLASH SALE on selected coats through 4 PM, today ONLY. Use the code COUNTDOWN at checkout to get 40% off the selected coats.

Ready for a February reset? Anthropologie certainly hopes you are with tons of new arrivals and capsule landing pages to celebrate its newest stuff. Aside from the panic of seeing something called 'Nautical Disco' (halfway down this capsule page -- God help us no) -- there are some cute new pieces that have made it onto my wishlist.

Inside, thoughts and picks...

Some afternoon outfit inspiration from Nordstrom

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Things are getting extra lovely over at Nordstrom, where the latest crop of new arrivals has me smiling. Though the specific jeans in the look above aren't really speaking to me, I love the combination of lighter jeans with dusty pink. And those sunnies -- swoon!!

Inside, looks to live by now and come warmer weather.

Valentine's Day dilemmas...

From Top Left: Shall We Chalet & Party On A Platform ($9) | Viper Velvet Bodycon ($88)
Asymmetrical Ruffle Shift Dress ($149) | Claudia & Kate & Liv & Fanny & Olivia ($34)

This Valentine's Day, choices abound. Hard choices. Pink or red? Sparkly or matte? One lip color, or two mixed together? I'm not sure how I'll get through these difficult decisions...maybe you can help? ;)

OOTD: Taking the High Line

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


It's time to take OOTDs to a new level. A higher level...a High Line kinda level...

Here's how to get the maximum discount during J.Crew's Mystery % off Sweaters promo...

J.Crew is playing the promo pricing game with sweaters.
With so many cute ones to choose from, I'm playing! You can too, with maximum results...

Does your sweater collection need a little rounding out? J.Crew's latest sweater releases are ultra-cute and right now they are offering a mystery discount on full-price and select promo-priced sweaters.

Want the highest amount possible? Get the code inside, plus picks...

Breathe in the fresh air of new Sundance Catalog arrivals!

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Eyelet Envy Top ($78) is one of many items I immediately wishlisted from Sundance's new arrivals.

How can a company all at once be so rugged, boho and feminine? I ask myself this every time I leaf through a Sundance catalog, cheerfully dog-earing multiple pages and loading up my wishlist and cart.

Take a break from your Monday and come see pretty new arrivals with me...

Here's where to get 40% off everything today, and Free Shipping too!

J.Crew Factory wants to help you build your closet with staples and classics.

I've been falling back in love with J.Crew recently -- their designs are coming back to classics and just a bit of trend, and while the quality isn't quite back to where it should be it's improving incrementally.

Their offshoot, J.Crew Factory, has been a delight for me for several seasons now! I love how easy the 'Mercantile' Factory website makes it for me to fill in closet holes and acquire good casual and work outfits to round out my seasonal shopping.

Today is the last day of J.Crew Factory's 40% off everything promotion (code: TOUCHDOWN), and I have a bunch of cute and flattering recommendations inside...

Here's where to find beautiful cashmere, warm wool and fabulous shoes...on sale with an extra 30% off!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Sogand Coat (now $349 + 30% off) comes in two colors, classic camel or luxurious lavender,
and goes with so many coordinating items that are also on sale!

We're in the middle of winter but as far as most retailers are concerned the season is over, which means great deals are abundant right now! But where does your dollar get the best value? To me, an item I'll love is always worth it yet excellent quality always helps.

My mind lately has been turning towards real cashmere, wool, cotton...materials that last. And my desires have been more than fulfilled by Club Monaco, whose winter collection is gorgeous, hitting sale, and an extra 30% off through Sunday!

Inside, some of the beautiful items you can grab for a relative steal...

Anthropologie launches a dress promo!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Embroidered Crochet Tunic Dress (now $119) could be a great Valentine's Day dress,
or just a great dress to have in your closet, period.

Just in case all the sale markdowns and further cuts overnight weren't enough for you, Anthropologie has also made this morning extra sunny with a new promotion! All full-price dresses are now 25% off, no code required. This means all you February birthdays should be able to stack the birthday discount with this promo -- yay!

Inside, picks for this promo...

Anthropologie's Sale sees new cuts and further reductions!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Anthropologie's Sale: now more on sale

Roll up your shopping sleeves because Anthropologie's Sale just got a little better: there are fresh cuts, new 2nd/3rd/etc reductions and the extra 25% off promotion is still running!!

Come on inside to see what's new to sale, and what's even more on sale than it was yesterday...

Checking in with Club Monaco...

Time for more winter delights at Club Monaco.
Seen here: sweater | hat

While many retailers are already jumping ahead to Spring, Club Monaco seems to be one of the few brands that knows it's still winter and has beautiful new arrivals to match. In a retail climate where many seem to be cutting corners when it comes to production and quality, Club Monaco is quietly producing beautiful items at exceptional quality.

Take the lighter, slightly brighter promise of the Truda Sweater ($180, above, runs TTS). It's warm and snuggly for winter yet has a hint of breathability for those chilly Spring transitional days.

Someone's nailing mid to late Winter and that someone is Club Monaco! Inside, more delights await as well as how you can get 20% off your next full price purchase there...