Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ugg Slipper Obsession.

These UGG Dakota Moccasins ($100) are the perfect remedy for all your heel obsessed friends.  The best part? They’re made with buttery suede and plush shearling lining. With comfort like this, you will never want to take them off. And yes, you absolutely can wear them in public.I proudly wear mine as much as I can, even in the U.S. Capitol (on the way to and from the office)

Pottery Barn Holiday Party Idea

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Friday, November 25, 2011


Sparkle and shine.


shop till you drop via the beauty department

photo + post designed by kristin ess
"We’re getting pretty flooded with emails about your upcoming holiday wish lists! We thought we’d help out by making a long list with some of our classic favorites. We’ve also saved you the time of hunting by including the links. Hopefully this will come in very handy for this week of heavy shopping! Or perhaps you should just accidentally leave this list lying around for a particular someone to stumble upon… xo"

Blow Dryer: Elchim 2001 Professional Dryer
Flat Iron: The Croc
Curling Iron: Hot Tools Curling Iron (1″ for curls or 1 1/4″ for waves)
Round Brush: Ibiza Medium Round Brush
Best Brush for Bangs: Spornette Porcupine Med Round Brush
Flat Brush: Denman Flat Brush
Bobbypins: MetaGrip
Hair Accessories: BHLDN
Ponytail Holders: Emi-Jay
Clear Elastics: Goody Assorted Pack
Water-Based Pomade: Redken Rough Paste
Everyday Hairspray: L’oreal Elnett
Updo or Strong Holding Hairspray: WarrenTricomi Superhold
Silicone-based Protective Serum: Moroccan Oil Light
Fly Away Tamer: Keihl’s Creme with Silk Groom
Texture Spray: Oribe Texture Spray
Texture Creme: Bumble and bumble Texture Creme
Dry Shampoo: Klorane

Sponge: The Beauty Blender
Foundation Brush: Shiseido “The Perfect Foundation Brush”
Contouring Brush: Sonia Kashuk Flat Brush
Blush Brush: Nars “Yachiyo Kabuki Brush”
Smudge Liner Brush: Sephora I.T. Smudge Shadow Brush
Crease Blending Brush: Stila Blending Brush
Best Concealer + Brush: Tarte
Smudge Pot: Tom Ford -or- Maybelline
Liquid Liner: Mark “Get In Line” -or- YSL “Shocking” Liquid Liner
Primer: Laura Mercier “Primer”
Tinted Moisturizer: Hour Glass Tinted Moisturizer
Mascara: Rimmel London “Scandal-Eyes”
Lip Balm: CoverGirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm -or- Tarte Lipsurgence
Anti-Shine: Smashbox Anti-Shine Compact
Lash Curler: Tarte Lash Curler
Body Shimmer: Pretty Peaushun
Best Exfoliater: The Classic Clarisonic -or- Olay Pro X
Self Tanner: Kate Sommerville Towelettes
Tweezers: Tweezerman
Makeup Wipes: Proactiv Face Wipes

Best Nude: Essie “Brooch the Subject”
Best Gold Polish: American Apparel “Gold Flash”
Best Sparkles: Deborah Lippman “Boom Boom Pow” + “Happy Birthday”
Best Cuticle Oil: Sally Hansen Cuticle Oil Pen
Best Quick Drying Top Coat: Sally Hansen Dries Instantly
Best Nail Strips: Nail Couture LA
Best Nail Corrector Pen: Sally Hansen Quick Care Manicure Clean-Up

via: The Beauty Department

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wish list.

Im eyeing this bag from ZARA thats only 49.99. However, right now its sold out with tan on top and black on bottom....thats the color im waiting for!!!!! How cute/functional/professional looking is this?!

Black Friday

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us!  For those of you who like to plan a strategy for your day, Penny Pincher Fashion has compiled a list of sales for the major clothing & accessories retailers that I frequent. I doubt I will be braving the crowds at 6 am, BUT heres some good deals:

Old Navy: Opening at midnight - entire store on sale, including 50% off all outwear (see full 6-page ad here for more details).
Gap: Opening at midnight - Every item in the store is either 20%, 40% or 60% off.  Shop before noon & get select womens jeans & sweaters for $19!
Express: Everything 40% off until noon; everything 30% off after noon (in stores & online).
Banana Republic: Opening at midnight - 40% off your entire purchase (until 1pm).  After 1pm, get 25% off your purchase.
Brooks Brothers: Almost everything in the store is half off!
H&M: Opening at 5am - the first 100 customers in line will receive a scratch-off good for up to $300 + markdowns including dresses, pants, sweaters & outerwear (see full details here).
Macy's: Opening at midnight - shop before 1pm for early morning specials including cashmere sweaters for $39.  Check your local paper for additional savings coupons (see full details here).
JCPenney: Opening at 4am - shop before 1pm for early morning specials, including boots starting at $19.99 (see full details here).
Kohl's: Opening at midnight - get $15 for every $50 you spend, early bird specials 12am-3pm PLUS get an extra 15% off 11/22-11/27 using code GOBBLE15 at checkout (see full details here).
Ulta: Look for buy 2 get 2 free doorbusters + 50% off items like styling tools and more.  Spend $50 and get a free ice bucket.
Lord & Taylor: Opening at 5am - at least 50% off already reduced wool coats, cashmere & leather gloves (see full details & print an extra 20% off savings pass here).
Sephora: Opening at midnight - 10 for $10 deals, including Stila Glitz & Glam Palette & Buxom Welcome To the Party (see full details here).
American Eagle Outfitters: 40% off everything Friday & Saturday.
Eddie Bauer: 40% off the entire store until noon + receive $50 EBBucks with any purchase.
New York & Company: 50% off everything now through Sunday.
Anthropologie: Until 11am, take 50% off all sale items in stores (and online 6am-11am local time)
Sales for Ann Taylor, LOFT (rumored to be 40% off everything)

Monday, November 14, 2011

50 % off Jewlmint jewlrey

Need some new, affordable pieces of jewelry? Check out Jewelmint to find cute pieces tailored to your style under $30. For your first purchase at Jewelmint, enjoy 50% off using the code "chicago884"

I spotted this code on blog. Which I also highly recomend. Thanks!!!

I just used this code to buy the mumbai bracelet that I've had my eyes on for a while now. Also, how Gorgeous is Emmanuel Chriqui??!!!!!

Blogs I love to read

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere

I've been reading her blog for a long time now. You would like it, trust me.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Megan Fox

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous.


via: google

Clarisonic Mia

I seriously can't tell you how much I'm loving my Clarisonic Mia! I've been using the Mia for a few weeks now and I can honestly tell you that I've seen a huge difference in my skin. My skin feels unbelievably smooth, even skin tone, smaller pores, and less break outs. Because this has made such a HUGE difference in my skin I've been able to go out with with no foundation, no powder and ONLY concealer (and bronzer, mascara, of course). But, what I'm saying is my skin doesn't need concealer AS much as it did before I started using this. That's huge.

I totally think the Clarisonic Mia is worth every penny. I actually look forward to using it and feel disappointed if I forget for one night. Lame but true. I keep this pretty little thing on a shelf in my bathroom :) This is one of the best things I've gotten all year!

While on the topic of skin/face clarity, I should tell you that I LOVE aczone cream and Tazorac (retin A) at night time. The combo of these creams, and the Clairsonic makes such a great difference in my skin. YAY!

Miranda Kerr and her Yorkie


J Crew code

Use code "staywarm" for 25% off and free shipping on orders over $150 from now though the end of Wednesday, November 9th!  It's a perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for loved ones (or a gift for you!).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Motto

Especially when Fridays are for hanging, drinking , lounging and eating with good friends after a long work week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oval heirloom locket necklace at J. Crew

When you spend 80% of your free time surfing the interwebs, you find allot of stuff. Today I spotted my favorite necklace that I wear all the time ON SALE for 39.00 at J. Crew. I always get compliments on this necklace. Bummer is I paid the full price. Damn. Some of you better scoop this up. its adorable. Trust me..
Oval heirloom locket necklace

hair dreming

S'more cake in a jar. Shut the front door..... Saw this on A Lovely escape blog. I love this blog, Audrey Marie has great outfit ideas and AMAZING hair. I wish I could grow mine this long. I wonder what her secret is?? Jealous!