FREE: Crystal Stud Earrings
Calling all frugal fashionistas, here is a great deal on a pair of crystal stud earrings. Simply “like” their offer to score a FREE pair of Crystal Stud Earrings on Acrylic Hypoallergenic Posts + FREE shipping! Note that this offer is ONLY available for new customers across all daily sale promotions. This would be a precious gift for a little girl with pierced ears, too! NOTE: The order...
Travel Chic-Part 2 (With toddlers)
Back in the days before baby, I would always carry oversized handbags. Looking back, I have no idea what I put in them. Nowadays, my bag is just filled with all my son’s things and the only things that belong to me are my wallet, keys and cellphone. That is it. And so the same thing goes for traveling/packing for a child. You are consumed with making sure they have everything they need...
He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why...– Michelle Obama
I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon...– Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic
My latest obsession: Rose Gold Jewelry
Silver-Check Yellow Gold-Check Gunmetal-Check Costume Jewelry-Check Fine Jewelry-Check Rose Gold Jewelry-??!! What have I been missing all these years in my jewelry collection? ROSE GOLD! Okay, not real rose gold but I am totally in love with rose gold pieces right now and can’t believe after so many years in the jewelry industry and being a jewelry lover that I don’t own a...
Travel Chic-Part 1
Hello fellow Think Chic readers! Oh, how I have missed you! Several untimely events occurred in the second half of 2012 so I would like to first apologize for my absence from the blogging world. Here is to moving on to a better and brighter 2013 :) On my agenda for 2013 is a lot of traveling. While I used to travel frequently for work and a good deal for leisure, traveling has taken a back seat...
Bring on the Bling
Image Courtesy of Nordstrom It’s no secret that I am a fan of bling. I just love bright, shiny baubles. In fact, for my wedding, I had to find a dress to go with my killer necklace instead of the other way around. Usually accessories are just that, they accessorize the outfit. But sometimes, they play a much bigger role. They can literally make the outfit. I never need an excuse to...
Folding Ray-Ban Wayfarer
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Even though the summer months are behind us, great shades are a must have year round. Ray-Ban Wayfarers are staple sunglasses that both men and women can rock. I have been in the market for some new sunglasses and always wanted to give these a try. So when Matt, my awesome buddy and sales person at Neimans, pulled these folding wayfarers out, it was love at first sight!...
H&M is offering some great coupons for this Columbus Day weekend! 20% off 1 Item of your choice: Additional 50% off sale items: You can either print these out or just show the coupon on your phone to receive the discount. Coupons expire Monday Oct. 8th. Happy Shopping!!
I have no problems — that’s the miracle of my life. There are no problems, only...– Karl Lagerfeld
How to host a swap party
Last night I attended a jewelry swap party and had a great time! In a previous post, I suggested hosting a swap party as a way to get rid of old stuff while getting some new goodies in return. It’s a WIN-WIN situation :) We had 7 girls attend last night and the rules were as follows: Bring a minimum of 5 pieces of jewelry that you no longer wear but is still in good condition. (Some...
Louis Vuitton: Sunshine Express Speedy
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear how much I loved you, please don’t take my sunshine (speedy) away.” So I was passing by the Louis Vuitton store the other day when I was stopped dead in my tracks to check out this ridiculously insane bag. I like Louis Vuitton. I do not love Louis Vuitton. But O. M. G....
Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what...– Lauren Hutton
My new obsession: Kirna Zabete at Target
September is going to be a great month. Shopping Sabbatical will be over!! My son’s birthday!! A much needed vacation!! The launch of Kirna Zabete at Target!! It’s been a year since I have gone crazy over a collaboration at Target (My obsession with Missoni last September was ridiculous!) I am seriously DYING for all the pieces in this soon-to-launch fall installment of The...
Savings represent much more than mere money value. They are the proof that the...– Rudyard Kipling
If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right.– William Shatner
A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need.– Sidney Carroll
Saying "NO" to shopping
Have you ever had a friend that you could talk about fashion to all day long? That friend would always be excited for you when you got something new or encouraged you to buy something that required a little (but not much) convincing? Sometimes, I feel like I am that friend. There is always a reason to justify a purchase! See below for a few of my top excuses, I mean reasons. Top 5 reasons...
Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more...– Karl Lagerfeld
It’s almost time for school to start up again. My son will be going to school for the first time this Fall so I found this cute Skip Hop Penguin backpack and lunch bag set on Amazon. But instead of paying $34.99, I scored the same set at a children’s consignment store for $9.00! SWEET! Preparing him for school makes me nostalgic of my own back to school days. I loved getting new...
Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.– Elsa Schiaparelli
I love scarves all year round. They are such versatile accessories, plus they add a pop of color to any outfit. They are versatile, lightweight and also super practical. They are simple and chic and a must have in a variety of colors and patterns. Click here to see an assortment on clearance at Target.com, starting at $5.24!
Latest Thrift Store Review
It’s no secret. I’m a huge fan of thrifting and my local Salvation Army has been an amazing place to get designer brands for ridiculous prices (i.e. Burberry & Lacoste polos for $1.50/Retails for $90+) and Louboutins for $200. But it’s always fun to venture out to new places and that is exactly what I did this past week. Last Saturday, I hit a local resale shop run by...
Target collaborates with Neiman Marcus!
Ahhhhh, I hear the angels in the fashion heavens singing!! I really don’t think anything can beat this amazing news on a plain old Tuesday morning! A collaboration already a year in the making will be a must shop event so mark your calendars, grab your friends & a latte and start devising a strategy to get your hands on these goodies. Target stores along with Neiman Marcus stores (and...
Movida Online Boutique
If you are like me, you find special appeal about independently and/or family owned businesses. From local restaurants to family operated bed and breakfasts, I always prefer to patronize these places versus the traditional retail chains. For me, I have an intrinsic desire to support these businesses, including a fabulous specialty store owned by one of my friends. As a savvy businesswoman and...
Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with...– Karl Lagerfeld
House of Harlow 1960: Station Necklace
So I have always wanted the House of Harlow 1960 leather station necklace and was pleasantly surprised when I received it as a gift this year. I wore it that same day but was saddened that the stations on the necklace flipped every other minute. (I had read several other reviews stating the same issue.) I suppose not all of them flip since it’s one of her best selling pieces in the...
Beauty Review: eos lip balm
I have lip balm everywhere! It’s on my bathroom counter, in my drawers all around the house, in my car, in my purse, it’s literally EVERYWHERE. I had seen an ad for these precious little gems actually years back but since I buy lip balm by the bulk, I still had several sticks to go through before trying out a new brand. I was at Target checking out the other day and right there...
New Summer Dress
As mentioned in a previous post, it’s blazing hot here in Texas. And since I am out and about each day with my little one, I like to be as cool and comfortable as possible, without sacrificing the chic of course! Target is my go to store for everything. It’s my one stop shop where I can get pretty much everything on my list. Before I pick up the milk and eggs, I always swing by...
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.– Janet Lane
New Love: Elaine Turner Clutch
Last week I picked up a belated Mother’s Day gift as I was strolling through Neimans. (I hate getting something for a special occasion if I am not totally in love with it.) When I walked by the case and saw this beauty laying there, I had to take a closer look. When Matt Smith (best sales person at Neimans-WillowBend) pulled it out for me, I fell in love with it right away. Bella Zig...
If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.– Unknown
Most of you know how much I enjoy shopping at thrift stores. (See previous posts here, here, and here.) I love my designer things but nothing beats getting one of a kind items at DIRT cheap prices. Who doesn’t want to save some money here and there. And the savings found at second hand stores can be tremendous. You do need patience when sifting through the “junk” for the...
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.– Edna Woolman Chase
The Summer Staple: Kaftans
Where I live in Texas, it is already scorching HOT in May. I was running errands yesterday in jeans and a shirt and at 10AM was already sweating bullets. I always get so frustrated when I’m hot. As of yesterday, I have vowed to put my jeans up until the welcomed arrival of Fall. The high for today is looking to be 94 degrees. OUCHIE! With a little one in tow each day, I have to wear...
Blue & Gold
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with colors, big bright colors. I have always loved cobalt blue with sun shiny yellow. It’s so happy! (Even though Jess doesn’t look so happy below :\) Image Courtesy of People Style These are summer basics that you may already have in your closet. If you don’t, you can get the look here for less. Hat: $10.00 Dress: $30.00 ...
What a steal: Matt & Nat bags
When I found out that I was pregnant, one of the first things that I thought of was what kind of diaper bag I would use. There are so many UGLY ones out there and I just couldn’t and wouldn’t use some of the options that were so prevalent. At the same time, I really didn’t want to shell out $$$ for a designer one. Knowing me, I would tear it to shreds in no time because I can...
I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.– Carrie Bradshaw
Hello, I love you...
I love looking at closet designs. There are so many ideas out there but many of them have been floating around the internet forever. Nothing looked fresh to me until I saw this amazing two-story closet. Image Courtesy of California Closets Wowza. I have never laid eyes on such a beautiful closet-EVER. A friend of mine had mentioned that he had been in a two story closet that also had an...
Night Time Munchies
I was once told that if you sleep on a full stomach, you are prone to have nightmares. Unfortunately, that has never been the case for me. :( I’ve always had wonderful dreams like shopping at Neimans or meeting a celebrity crush…I’m being totally serious here, by the way. But I know it’s not good for me in real life. I don’t know what my problem is but right...
Spring/Summer 2013 Color Trends
Image Courtesy of Accessories Direction Back when I used to work in product development, I had to always stay ahead of the trends and always worked at least six months to a year in advance. I loved knowing what was coming next and was rather disinterested in the current trends of the season unless they transitioned into the next. I preferred buying pieces that I knew wouldn’t expire...
I can’t concentrate in flats!– Victoria Beckham
Shoe Staple: The Nude Wedge for LESS
The other day I received a question from one of my readers regarding wedges. She was wanting to purchase some summer wedges but didn’t know what was the best color and didn’t want something that was super high. My answer: NUDE WEDGES. Image Courtesy of Chictopia.com They literally go with everything. I have worn mine with jeans, maxi dresses and rompers. Every girl needs a nude...
The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.– Karl Lagerfeld
A watch that does WHAT??!!
RumbaTime VanDam Go watch, $35.00 At first glance this just looks like a regular, sporty watch but it’s SO much more! It’s a standard digital watch with functions that include date, alarm and stopwatch. Plus the water-resistant feature makes it ideal for sporty folks. But the coolest thing about this watch is that it doubles as a credit card. You simply register your credit/debt...
How to look chic when you feel like a blob...
Do you ever feel like a blob of lard? Do you look in the mirror and think OMG, I look so gross today? Well, I did for the past few days. I felt like this little guy below: UGLY AND NASTY!!! But, I reminded myself that I write a fashion blog about being chic, so I gathered all my will, and decided not to dress like how I felt. When moments like these present themselves, I am motivated by...