Friday, August 29, 2014

Amazing Labor Day Sales Round-Up

Are you ready for some amazing Labor Day sales?  I've gone ahead and compiled some of my favorite sales for you!  Happy Shopping!

Anthropologie - Take extra 20% off sale items - Ends 9/1

BaubleBar - Score the Hottest Summer Pieces - starting at 50% off - Sale Ends 9/1

C.Wonder - Take an additional 50% off sale

Everything But Water - Take an extra 50% off all sale styles - Use Code:  STOCKUP

French Connection - All Sale dresses are $69.99

Furbish Studio - 15% off Sitewide - Use Code:  ENDOFSUMMER

Gigi New York - Free Personalization and Free Shipping

Gorjana - Take 25% off Sitewide - Sale Ends 9/1 - Use Code:  LABORDAY25

J.Crew - Extra 40% off Final Sale with Free Shipping 8/29-8/31 - Use Code:  WEEKEND

Kendra Scott - Take 15% off Sitewide - Use Code:  2014LDW

LOFT - 50% off New Fall Styles

Lulu & Georgia - Take 25% off Sitewide - Use Code:  laborday25

Old Navy - Everything up to 50% off - Sale Ends 9/1

Sephora - Take up to 75% off Summer Favorites

ShopBop - New Markdowns on Hundreds of Items

ShopRuche - Take 30% off Full Price Items - Deals Starting at $5! - Use Code:  LABORDAY30

Stella & Dot - Take extra 25% off (8/26-9/3)

Victoria's Secret - From $15 off $100 to $150 off $500 - Use Code:  FALL14

Williams-Sonoma - Take an additional 20% off clearance - Use Code:  LABORDAY

Zhush - Take 20% off Sitewide - Use Code:  LABORDAY2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cute Cardigans for Fall

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I can't wait for fall - for when I can wear some of these cute & cozy cardigans - pair them with a some jeans and a tee for layering and you're good to go.  

Here are some places that I love to go for cardigans:

Which one is your favorite?

Kate Spade Desk Accessories and Office Supplies - Zhush Labor Day Sale

Hi All!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  You've probably figured out by now that I love kate spade!  I love their golds and pinks and all things glittery and polka dotty.  Here's a heads up to a great sale over at Zhush - they're giving us a whopping 20% off sitewide if you use the code:  LABORDAY2014 and Free Shipping for orders above $100.  While you're there - make sure you check out all their other gorgeous desk accessories!  

kate spade gold desk accessories

kate spade polka dot notebook

kate spade polka dot confetti coasters

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Fall Fashion Trends at Loft

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Fall is almost upon us - though living in San Diego, it's going to be a while before we feel the nice chilly air of autumn.  Indian summer usually hits us late in September and it's hot until mid October.  I'll just have to count the days until I can throw on a cozy sweater and wear my pretty new boots.  

Have you seen the gorgeous new fall collection over at Loft?  Super stylish and perfectly priced - they have something for everybody.  I especially love their patterned dresses for fall - easily dress up with a cardigan or dress down with a denim jacket. 

What are your favorite pieces from their fall collection?

PS - Don't miss their awesome sale - take an extra 40% off sale items - no code needed!  And if you're really wanting an awesome deal - sign up here to get an exclusive code for an extra 20% off the sale prices!  Ok - if you don't want to sign up - the code is SHHH - and it's good until August 25th at 11:59pm PST.  Happy shopping!

Ily Couture x Laura Hooper Calligraphy Collaboration

Ily Couture x Laura Hooper Calligraphy Collaboration

I've long admired Laura Hooper's calligraphy and Ily Couture is one of my favorite retailers.  So of course, this partnership is just a perfect fit - beautiful letterpressed prints with Ily Couture's chic sayings.   So in love with this first print - Dream Big Little One - how perfect is it for the baby's room?  Take a look at these pretties - which one is your favorite?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Beautycounter - Face Collection - Skin Care Product Reviews

As a mom the health and safety of my family is the most important thing, this not only applies to the food we put IN our bodies, but the products we put ON our bodies as well.  This is why when my dear friend from college and independent Beautycounter consultant, Kim Percival, asked me to sample and review Beautycounter’s line of safe, non-toxic skin care, I said absolutely.

As a woman entrepreneur, the thing I like best about Beautycounter is that they are not only a cosmetics company, but a company on a mission to get safe products in the hands of everyone.  Kim joined the company because of this mission, because she wanted to play her part in spreading education about the hazards of the various unregulated toxins and chemicals that we are in put on our bodies everyday.  Not only are the products safe, but they perform!

Onto the products I sampled:

The Essential Face Collection which includes six products.  Routine Clean cream cleanser, Rosewater Uplifting Spray, Every Day and Every Night creams, Anytime Eye Cream and Gentle Exfoliator polishing cream.  I enjoyed all of these products, except for the face wash as it didn’t feel like it got my skin super squeaky clean. Kim tells me this is because it doesn’t strip the skin like other face washes do.

Beauty counter Essential Face Collection

Lustro Face Oil 1 (Calendula) for sensitive skin and Lustro Face Oil 3 (Ylang Ylang & Wild Chamomile) for acne prone or irritated skin.  There is an Oil 2 (Jasmine) for dry or mature skin.  I think Kim was sweet in thinking I didn’t need that one.  The recommended way to use these is to put a few drops in your face moisturizer before applying.  I definitely noticed a difference in how hydrated my skin felt by doing this.

The Beauty Counter - Lustro Face Oil

The Body Collection of Clean shampoo, Rinse conditioner, Wash body wash and Hydrate body lotion.  I loved this collection and really, a little goes a long way.  It smells so fresh and citrusy.

Lustro Body Oil (Rosemary & Citrus) can be used alone or just like the Face oil by adding a few drops to the Hydrate body lotion.

The Beauty Counter - Lustro Body Oil

Kidscounter Bath Collection is pH-balanced, nut and gluten free, and all around gentle for for kids skin.  We sampled the Squeaky Clean Body Wash, Nice Do Shampoo and Not a Knot Conditioner.  I think the kids stuff is awesome.  My daughter has fine hair that knots really easily and the conditioner did a wonderful job at keeping it knot free.  As cliche as it may sound, our children are our future and we owe it to them to give them the safest products possible - ranging from BPA free products to bath products.

The Beauty Counter - Kidscounter Bath Collection

Sunscreen Set for All Over the body and another one just for the Face, both at a SPF 30.  I currently use a natural USDA certified organic sunscreen that I am happy with, so these sunscreens had a little bit of competition.  I liked them because it’s hard to find safe, mineral based sunscreens don’t appear white on the skin and these don’t.  They are also one of EWG's (Environmental Work Group) top-rated sunscreens.

The Beauty Counter - Sunscreen

When I asked Kim what she would want my readers to take away from this blog post she said, that "she hopes all consumers will go out and educate themselves on the importance and the impact that even small amounts of toxic ingredients in our environment can have on our health and start making changes where they can by eliminating the bad stuff and replacing with the good."  The nonprofit Environmental Working Group is a great place to get valuable information and as it relates to the cosmetics industry, Beautycounter has a great reference in their Never List of ingredients that will never be found in their products because they have been linked to harm in the body (i.e. cancer, hormone disruptor, etc.).  Feel free to print out the list below and compare it to the labels in your products or for future purchases.

The Beauty Counter - The Never List - Ingredients to Avoid

If you have any questions about the products themselves, need recommendations on what to order for your skin type, the membership loyalty program (Band of Beauty) or are curious about becoming a consultant, Kim would seriously love to chat with you.  Her contact info can be found on her site,

Not only does Beautycounter have skincare, but they have safe and high performing cosmetics as well (with more to launch this fall).  If you are interested in ordering you can do so on the website.  Returns are allowed within 30 days if you are not satisfied with your product.  

Let me know your favorite products if you are a Beautycounter client or if there are other natural or organic lines that you love!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lilly Pulitzer - After the Party Sale

Lilly Pulitzer After the Party Sale

Ladies!  Are you ready for the Lilly Pulitzer - After the Party Sale?!  It starts this Monday August 18th at 8am EST!  Dang it - that means I have to be up by 5am to shop this sale!  But I will be up and I will be ready! 

1.  Make sure you have an account with Lilly Pulitzer.  They give you detailed instructions on how to set up an account and to have it ready for the sale - go read it now.  

2.  Make a list of the must haves - for me - I have a few items from their Tusk in Sun line - I absolutely love how cute the elephants are so I'll be hunting the last few pieces down.  And their Callahan shorts are so comfy - so I'll be stocking up on those as well.  

3.  Check out as fast as you can because things WILL sell out.  This is why you should make sure you have an account set up!  Besides, shipping is FREE!  

Good luck and happy shopping!  What do you have your eye on?  I would love to get these following items:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion Trend - Look Fierce in Fringe

Fall 2014 is around the corner and fringe is on everything from earrings to booties!  It's a fun style that is easy to wear.  I would recommend only wearing one fringe item so your outfit doesn't look too busy.

**The gorgeous fringe maxi dress in coral is now on sale for $23!**

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mason Jar Measuring Cups

Are these not the cutest?  Mason jar measuring cups - the perfect addition to any kitchen!  And it's a steal at only $12.99!

Fall 2014 Trend - Chambray Love

I've been seeing chambray everywhere for fall!  From tote bags to shirt dresses and baby clothes to Top Siders - it is no longer limited to your classic button-down shirt.  Take a look at the pretties that I've found for you!  I'm definitely adding a few pieces to my closet!  Are you?

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