Sunday, June 27, 2010

OOTD: New York & Company

Blush cardigan: $36 (cheaper now)
Necklace: $12
Wide brown belt: $12
Grey tunic top: TJ Maxx
Olive skirt: H&M
White watch: Target

When you walk into this store, all you see are SALE signs!

One minute you're finding an item marked down to $20 and before you know it you're checking out at the register and you find out that it's down to $10!

If you're into finding great deals, this is the place for you.

I've also been noticing that they have less expensive replicas of a lot of Ann Taylor LOFT pieces. I'll made a notation below of pieces that are dupes.

Mauve top: $25 (LOFT dupe)
Belt: see above
White skirt: (not NY & Co.) Macys

Pale pink ruffle dress: $20
Belt: see above
Cropped white sweater: TJ Maxx
Sandals: see previous posts

Chain top: $10 (see it paired with a black blazer here)
Jeans: Zara $40
Shoes: see previous post

Pale blue romper: $10
Beige cropped sweater: Old Navy $30
Brown belt: Target $15
Wedges: Target $25

Black & white print top: $15
Black skinnies: Walmart $20
Black wedges: TJ Maxx

Blush cardigan: $35
White ruffle tank: $16 (LOFT dupe)
Grey skinnies: Wet Seal
Wedges: Target
Necklace: $12


These are some pieces that I found in one of my fav stores...H&M.

Top: H&M $20
Olive cargos: Charlotte Russe $10
Wedges: Target $25

Grey top: TJ Maxx $15
Tan cardigan: Old Navy $30
Olive skirt: H&M $10
Sandals: Franco Sarto for TJ Maxx $30
Wide brown belt: NY & Co. $12

Top: Topshop $30
Olive skirt: see above
Sandals: see above
Wide brown belt: see above

White v-neck: Wet Seal $5
Belt: see above
Sandals: see above
Pendant necklace: Charlotte Russe

Friday, June 25, 2010

OOTD: Lost & Found

Here are quite a few old OOTD's that must have gotten misplaced in my photos. These are from the beginning of May.

Navy & white striped v-neck: Ralph Lauren outlet $30
Grey cardigan: Target $15
Necklace: came with another Charlotte Russe shirt
Jeans: Macys $30

Ruffle blue top: TJ Maxx
Grey cardigan: see above
Black leggings: Zara $40
Brown boots: Walmart

Long sleeve navy & white top: Wet Seal $20
White jacket: Ralph Lauren outlet $50
Jeans: Guess $40
Tan wedges: Aerosoles (see previous post)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dupe it: Miu Miu Wooden 'Wedges'

When I started seeing wooden wedges aka 'clogs' (I hate calling them that so I call them 'wooden wedges' instead) coming back, I wasn't the biggest fan. BUT the style of an old-fashioned 'clog' wasn't what I happened to start seeing. Instead, it was a much more open-toed/modern version. The most popular version being the Miu Miu coconut leather slingback wooden platform sandals.

However, with a hefty price tag of $357, it didn't exactly tempt me to try out such a trend that I'm already kind of wary over.

Hence, another one of my DUPES!

Don't get me wrong...I'm still ultra picky when it comes to buying a pair of these babies...this version from Target got me more open-minded about wearing a pair of the so-called clogs. For $20, I won't be kicking myself if this happens to be a short lived trend or I decide this whole trend is still too 'ugly' for my liking.

Below are some versions worn by 2 of my favorite bloggers:

(photo courtesy of Cupcakes & Cashmere)

(photo courtesy of The Chloe Conspiracy)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wishlist: Arden B. Clearance

So many of the bloggers that I follow always mention items from Arden B.
I wish I had a store closer to my area, but since I don't I have to result to doing my shopping or browsing, online.

I look for 2 tricky aspects when I do some online shopping:

1. Trying to get an overall sense of the quality (or lack thereof) in the material being used to see if it's worth the price

2. Making sure to check the cuts on the outfit to be sure they suit your taste.
I'm very picky with the backs of dresses or tops. I don't like anything that I can't wear a regular bra with. So I always check the 'alternate view' to see what the back looks like on an item. A lot of the time, you can never tell the top or dress that you're looking at happen to be an open back.

The last time I ordered something online from Arden B. was back in the wintertime, sometime around February or March. It only took 2 days to arrive and mind you it was only standard shipping, no fancy shmancy express shipping.

Other stores like Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and Wet Seal usually take at least 7-9 days which is b/c they are shipped from Cali.

Here are a few picks that are on sale, but stilllll a little pricey for my taste. I'll hold out until they go on clearance. ;)






Thursday, June 3, 2010

Loving it: House Of Harlow 1960

Ever since I first saw celebrity's sporting this necklace I've been in love with Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960. Unfortunately, the price tags are way too high for me, so I'd rather keep an eye out for similar dupes for much less money...make that wayyy less.

I love how each piece is designed with a simple black or creme color that just makes the whole piece really pop and stand out. It doesn't need tons of 'bling' and diamonds to really stand out and make a statement.


$95 each

$68 each