Spotlight:: J. Crew New Arrivals For Fall!

 Monday, September 23, 2013

Every so often a store just gets it right. 
This fall that store is J.Crew.

      J. Crew's fall collection is one of the most cohesive, fashion forward, yet simply elegant collections I have seen in a long time. Retailers are pushing more and more for trendy items but I have reluctance purchasing any product that will soon be out of style. 

      The highlight of the collection are the fall sweaters. There are so many different styles; some are novelty prints, others are heavy wools but regardless the sweaters are on trend but classic. At the retail of $100+ most of them are out of my price range. I am really hoping that they eventually either go on sale or are moved to the outlets!

Here are some of my top picks from the collection:

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         I love the houndstooth and leather textures across the collection. The dark and warm colors like camel and burgundy set the stage for this fall. The boots are just gorgeous and I am excited to see that they now come in both regular and extended calf. I also love the fact that all the sweaters can be monogrammed! 

Are you liking J.Crew's new fall collection? What is on your wishlist?


Fall Wishlist!

 Friday, September 20, 2013

This week the Friday Fancies link up was all about Fall Wishlists! I put together this little picture of some of the items I am loving for fall.

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         I love the new colorblock Hunter Rain boots. Its constantly raining and a good pair of rain boots are a staple for fall. The barbour coat is waterproof and is the perfect weight for colder fall nights. 

         I adore a nice thick infinity scarf and cannot resist a scarf with fall colors. Doesn't that circle scarf just look like autumn?

         J.Crew came out with some awesome sweaters for fall. I love this thick grey one with pockets and the red with butterflies. A pop of red is a really chic way to dress up in fall. 

         If I had an unlimited budget, I would definitely purchase these Tory Burch boots. I love the streamlined design and the size of the emblem. They are definitely a splurge but I feel like if your going to splurge than boots are the way to go! They are a basic for fall and these are so rich and luxurious looking. 

         Maybe its because I'm a Pi Phi but I cannot get enough of the arrow jewelry. I also love this tweed skirt for fall, it would look great alone or with tights and boots! Its thick enough that it fits the weather but short enough that it doesnt overwhelm the wearer.

What are you coveting this fall?


New Windows 8 Apps!

 Thursday, September 19, 2013

As you all know I love my Surface tablet. Whenever I see new apps that I can download to my device its like a mini christmas!

My surface!

Imagine how happy I was to see all of the Halloween themed apps you can download as the holiday approaches! 

Now that I have an off campus house I am excited about having some pumpkins on my doorstep. The only problem is that I am a terrible carver. I am loving this Carving App which lets me look at designs and tips to how to carve professionally for free!

The weather is changing so fast. Last week was beautiful but this past weekend was so cold! Not only do I have to now dress appropriately for the changing climate but I feel like I also change my eating habits  Goodbye ice cream and hello soup! I found that the app Pepperplate makes my grocery shopping so much easier and its like a pinterest of all things food! 

Right now my sorority pledge class is still deciding on what group costume we will choose. Some of the top contenders are Flight Attendants, Football Players, and even Fisherman and Fish! Getting 30+ women to agree on any costume is hard but I honestly love Halloween and cant wait to see what we wear.

I really wanted our pledge class to be Peas In a Pod but alas the idea was shut down. I guess peas arent feminine or sexy? Oh well!

Have you decided what your going to be for Halloween? Have you picked up any new apps for the holiday or weather?


Surprise! Kate Spade sale!

 Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This morning I awoke to find that Kate Spade had released yet another one of their notorious Surprise Sales. These flash sales feature popular items up to 75% off! 

Last time around I scored a Minka bag that I toted all summer. The sale is only up until tomorrow so if you see something you like Id suggest going for it!

My favorites from this sale?

Cobble Hill Medium Serena in Tan. I am obsessed with shoulder bags with just one strap. Maybe my proportions are just slightly petite but whenever I buy a bag with two straps one always falls off. This medium bag is classy yet preppy and chic. I love the gold chains on the handle.  The leather is luxurious and at a price of $129 vs the original of $299 its a great deal!

The Bow Shoppe Harmony Baby Bag is another one of my favorites. Although I do not have a baby and therefore would not use this as a baby bag, the size and shape is perfect for a school bag. I love the colors and pattern of this larger tote.

Every so often Kate Spade comes up with some novelty items that I always get a kick out of. This sale the bag is a Wordsmith Dictionary clutch. I absolutely adore the witty style of this bag! The brown leather is actually very pretty and I could see myself carrying this around. The only problem? These novelty items are always insanely overpriced in my opinion so at a retail of $349 I would have never snapped this up. Now at $149 I am still uncertain but I do love this novelty bag. 

Did you shop the sample sale? What do you think of these bags? Would you rock the dictionary clutch?


Tailgating Chic!

 Friday, September 13, 2013

It's football season and you know what that means! Tailgating!


I really like this simple chevron shift dress with orange statement necklace. The silver rope wedges from target are great for late summer/ early fall!

What do you wear at a tailgate?


Things I Love: Debenhams's New Lookbook

 Thursday, September 12, 2013

Debenhams is a British retailer who recently released a Lookbook composed of their fashions on a variety of different models. These models were women of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. When I saw these photos I was inspired. The fashion industry is one which rarely promotes the latest fashions on a women sized 12 or even size 8.

I love the photos and wanted to share them with you all.

I know these are for summer 2013 and have been out for a few months but I still think they are worth a look. I hope more companies go this direction and make fashion more accessible.

I honestly wonder why we dont see more ads like these. These beautiful women ARE modeling the clothes they are in and seeing apparel on real bodies allows you to see how they will look when you purchase them. 

What do you think about the Lookbook? Would you buy the clothing these women are modeling or do you prefer the ads with fashion models?


Review:: L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Shampoo & Conditioner

 Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ever since my hair was cut shorter than I would've liked I have been noticing that my new do has been sporting unwanted frizz. When my hair was longer, the length and sheer weight of my locks prevented my hair from becoming as thick and frizzy. Unfortunately the length combined with the heat has left uncontrollable frizz.

Enter L'Oreal Smooth Intense formula. I recently found a coupon (here) for $5 off two products. At my local walmart the L'Oreal Advanced Haircare shampoos and conditioners are sold for $3.99 (maybe that price means it is on sale?) making both the shampoo and conditioner together $3 after the coupon. With that deal I decided to give the products a try!

I love the Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense products I purchased! The Shampoo smells amazing and I think it works really well. My hair feels smooth and less frizzy using it even when combined with my go-to Tresemme conditioner. The only complaint I have with the formula is that it is a little bit on the thin side but I don't find it too runny. I love the smell!

I like the Smooth Intense conditioner a lot! I am not sure it will ultimately replace my beloved Tresemme but I think it works really well side by side the Smooth Intense Shampoo. This might be the kind of product where you need to buy both the Shampoo and Conditioner for it to really work. I feel like my hair is salon light and I have definitely noticed a difference in the amount of frizz I have been sporting.

If you would like to try this product without spending any money you can go to L'Oreal's website and apply for a free sample! (I did because I cannot resist any freebie :) )

With the coupon I am very glad I purchased them both! The products are new and I wish they came out with more varieties of L'Oreal Advanced Haircare. I would rate this product a solid 4 out of 5 and with the current coupons ($2 off any one and $5 off any two) I might just stock up on these. 

Have you tried any of L'Oreal's new Advanced Haircare line?

*The product was purchased with my own money and  the post reflects my own personal opinions*


Friday Fancies: Autumn Transition

 Friday, September 6, 2013

When the weather starts to change its important to rework some summer pieces into your fall wardrobe. This is a transition I sometimes struggle with given that most of my summer wardrobe is bright pink with flowers (Lilly). I love this round of Friday Fancies because its all about making the transition into Autumn.

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I have an anchor tank top that I love. A swingy and breezy top like the one above is great over white shorts and paired with flip flops in the summer. For fall I do not feel like you have to give up the fun nautical vibe just because less and less people are going to the beach and boating. Pairing the tank with stripes and red pants only accentuates the trend and the cool oxfords make the outfit very fall.

I hope you all have an amazing Friday!


Amazon Deals! Happy Wednesday!

 Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I am a bargain shopper to the core. Combined with my shopaholic tendencies I end up purchasing way too much because I cannot resist a good deal. I decided to round up some great deals in the hopes that by sharing them I will gain the will power not to buy all of them. *sigh* I hope I can live vicariously through all my readers and their shopping trips. 

Some of these Rubberized iPhone 5 cases are only $2.50 with free shipping on Amazon! They are just as protective as some cases with much higher price tags. The colors are cute and with that price they are a steal. 

I love this green necklace. For only $1.50 with free shipping this is such a steal! I love the shade of green and the geometric shape. 

This handbag organizer is only $3.42 shipped. I am always misplacing things in my purse. An insert like this would be so handy and for that price its a great deal! 

Happy Wednesday!

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