Friday, February 3, 2012

Almost too good to be true...

Now you know I love a good deal but I'm not a person that likes knock-off purses.  I generally prefer the real thing if possible.  I love shoes but if I can find a good knock-off, I'm all for it!  Target has done a great job of "paying tribute" to some great shoes and boots at an equally great price.

If you've always wanted a pair of Frye 12R Engineer Boots...

Take a look at Target's version for a fraction of the price!!! ($59.99)


The next Target/Frye deal is based on Frye's Melissa Button Boot.  I've been wanting these for a while but haven't wanted to pay over $300 for a pair of boots.

I think someday I'll invest but the Target version got me by this season for only $48.99!  I was a little nervous about the leather looking like plastic but they actually look good in person and I've gotten a lot of compliments.  I'll warn you, the leather is a little funny looking up close but everyone always asks me where I got them and ends up buying a pair! 

Now if you're shopping for spring, here's a few good Dolce Vita deals at Target.  I love the Dolce Vita Jalen (originally $150, on sale $89.99)

But if you prefer a good deal, check out Target's version (also come in my favorite color, Cognac)...

Loving this wedge as well that retails at $125 (on sale for $89.99)

Or you can pick up Target's version for only $29.99!

Hope you enjoy these deals!  I would love to hear if you indulge in any!

What deals have you found lately??

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I have a minor obsession with buying pleated skirts and dresses lately.  I actually feel quite proud that last year I was one of the first to sport this trend and am very happy it's continuing into this year.  I found this cute little mint green skirt via Facebook from a little boutique but unfortunately they were sold out.  I was able to order it from Lulu's though in case you're interested.

Love this dress... so perfect for a honeymoon!

Here's a few of my other pleated purchases lately...

I was lucky to find this maxi skirt at Anthropologie the other night on sale for $19.95 because it was missing the zipper and top button.  Easily fixed by my awesome seamstress!


Are you loving pleats as much as I do???

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Year, New Body

So this year I decided that I really did want to live a healthier lifestyle minus my wine habit.  I'm really making a conscious effort to eat healthier and workout.  I've gotten a bit addicted to hot yoga thanks to a few of my friends.  I found an AMAZING studio (it's not bikram but has a class that is very similar) and I've even started going at 6 am during the week and going at 10 am on the weekends.

Let me start by saying I have never woken up for a workout during the week and especially during the weekend.  There's something about hot yoga that is the perfect combination for me.  Sweating everything out and the fact that you truly do have to be 100% focused on your poses (you can't be thinking about work and other stresses) makes it an awesome stress reliever and workout. 

Of course you need the right gear to keep yourself inspired right?  So I introduced myself to Lululemon (which by the way seems to be the happiest place on earth)...

I also swear by the underwear.  I usually get the sale underwear at Target but splurged on a few pairs at Lululemon and it is so soft and so comfortable!

On a serious note, a hot yoga towel is completely necessary.  Here's the one I purchased:

Have you tried hot yoga???

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Year Older...

Hey friends!  Last weekend I celebrated my 28th birthday!  I'm not necessarily a big "birthday person" but I definitely enjoy it.  :)  I feel like every birthday at 21 hasn't been as big--I even forget how old I am sometimes! 

Every year I'm reminded of how lucky I am to have such thoughtful friends and family.  One of my gifts in particular has prompted to write a post.

Work has been crazy the past year and I'm hoping it is about to slow down enough to wear I can enjoy blogging and really put some time and thought into what I blog about.

Here's a few of the other goodies I was lucky enough to receive...   Can you tell I have a thing for J. Crew???

What has been one of your most memorable birthday presents?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kate Spade

While visiting a friend in Kansas City, we stopped into the new Kate Spade store and I realized that they've really upped their game since the boxed purses that made them famous way back when.

It's been a while since I've even looked at Kate Spade but the bright colors and whimsy of the store sucked me and and now I can't get enough!  About half of my Christmas list is full of Kate Spade items.  Here's a few of my favorite items on my Christmas list...


Also, if you haven't already seen this article in this month's Matchbook magazine featuring Kate and Andy Spade's home, it's a must see!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tiny Bits of Sparkle for the Holiday Season

I love the holidays because it's a great excuse to shimmer a bit without being over the top.  I went for some everyday sparkle starting with my nails

Here's a few other items with sparkle you need this holiday season

Monday, November 21, 2011

So... I'm Kinda Back!

Hey there!  I know it's been a very, very, very long time.  So long that there aren't really any good excuses.  I've missed blogging but work has been so crazy I barely have time to get my laundry done!  With the holidays coming up though, there are way too many great things to blog about so I couldn't resist...

This past weekend, my friend hosted a "Practice Thanksgiving" for us to each perfect our dishes (also just an excuse to have a party).  Everything was delicious, especially the mini pies my friend Jennelle made with her new mini pie maker.  Who knew there was such a thing?  All you need is:

 and this

to get these...

What are you whipping up for Thanksgiving this year??