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Friday, May 29, 2015

Favorite Fashion Friday #88

Would you like to co-host FFF?  Send me an email! 
(It's totally free....I just need a little help managing this party!)

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To Be Bright captured the magic of the beginning of summer with this outfit. It's time to be a little more casual and little more prepared for relaxation this time of year.  I love how easy this outfit is!  Dress, sneakers, bracelets...DONE!

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(Please follow all the rules.  If you don't we'll have to delete your post from the link up...and we really don't want to have to do that)

1. Follow your hosts

Follow your hosts via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave us a comment letting us know so that we can return the favor! 

2. Grab a button

Grab a button, put it at the bottom of your post, on your sidebar or in your linky list.  (or a text link works fine too!)

3. Link up

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week.  Please only link up outfit posts from the current week.  Posts that don't fit these guidelines (such as giveaways or old posts) will be deleted from the link up.

4. Comment & Hop Around

Comment on your host's blog and on at least one other linked up post.  Visit as many of the lovely blogs that are linked up. Comment and let them know you found them from Favorite Fashion Friday!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Look What I Got: May Purchases

May 2015 Purchases

May 2015 Purchases by veggielawyer
The recent Kate Spade Surprise Sale, Lilly Pulitzer GWP sale, Lilly for Target release, and just general weakness ruined my budget this month.  Technically, Lilly for Target was released in April, but I waited a bit to snag up some pieces on Poshmark and eBay after prices settled down a bit.  I even traded clothing I had for sale for a scarf!  Well, in any event, I have to get rid of a few more things in my closet to make room for the new invitees to my dress party.  I definitely went on a bit of a bender this month....but in my defense it was my birthday month!

Total Original Price: $2,106
Amount Spent: $914
Amount Saved: $1,192
Total Percentage Saved: 57%
Clothes Sold on Instagram and Poshmark: $337
Spent $577!

J. Crew Extra 40% off Clearance
Bloomingdale's 40% off sale jewelry
Kate Spade Surprise Sale
Bloomingdale's 20% off clearance items
Lord & Taylor Friends and Family Sale
TJ Maxx Clearance Rack

And...don't forget to go check out this week's special co-host, Seepz of Savoir Style!

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1. follow your hosts

Sharon @ The Tiny Heart
Seepz @ Savoir Style

2. grab a button
Or link back to one of your hosts, and help us promote Look What I Got!

3. link up!
Link up your post on what you got (for cheap)!
(Please don't link up your entire blog or any posts that are not "Look What I Got"! )

We love having you link up and we will be reading all your posts! So, if you don't follow the rules and link back you'll be put in time out (i.e. we'll delete your link).

4. mix and mingle
Visit some other blogs and let them know you found them through the link up!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Ad Sale! (Buy 1, Get 2 FREE!)

PS Summer Ad Sale

Purchase ad space for June and get the rest of the summer FREE!  You can pick how you arrange it.  (i.e. you can have 1 month of feature space, 1 month of post footer space, and 1 month of 200x200 space...or whatever!).  The only catch is that your purchased ad must be of equal or lesser value than each of your freebies (i.e. you can't buy the 200x100 space and then get 2 months of feature space free).  When you purchase your ad, just send me an email letting me know ( and I will set everything up for you.  If your freebie ads are a different size than your purchased ad, just send me the files.

*This offer cannot be combined with any promo codes!
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Stripes, Floral, and Discount Ted Baker

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It's no secret that I love pretty much everything Ted Baker, but it's probably also pretty obvious that I don't like the prices.  Therefore, I am a frequent visitor of the Bloomingdale's clearance rack and a one-time visitor of the Ted Baker Outlet.  The Ted Baker Outlet is in Las Vegas, which explains my infrequent (singular) visit.  I did come away from a recent trip with this gorgeous skirt.  Every season I love the full skirts that Ted Baker comes out with.  And I was happy to only pay $100 for this one.  Yes, $100 is still a lot of money for one skirt that I can't wear to work and need a fancy party to attend to even let it out of my closet. But, it's just so darn pretty! 

Skirt: Ted Baker Outlet (similar)
Top: c/o Yoyomelody (exact, worn)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW (similar)
Gramercy Watch: Kate Spade (options, worn)
Jana Bracelet: Kendra Scott (exact, worn)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (options, worn)
Carina Necklace: Loren Hope via Rocksbox (exactoptions, worn)
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

April Ipsy Review

April 15 Ipsy 1 April 15 Ipsy 2
Redken Windblown 05 Dry Finishing Spray (1.9 oz ~ $6): This stuff is supposed to give you a windblown look without the crunchy look.  I am not in love with the formula.  I really don't feel like it does anything.  It's not a hair spray and I am not quite sure what it's supposed to be.

JulieG Nail Polish (full size, $4): This was pretty much the worst.  The color was nice, but it went on clumpy.

Mullein and Sparrow Lip and Cheek Tint (full size, $10): This stuff is really moisturizing, but doesn't have much of a tint.  I think it's a better balm than a cheek tint.

Mica Beauty Eye Primer (4g ~$22):  Ok, I said that nail polish was the worst....this stuff was actually the worst.  It's so dry that it hurts to try and swipe it across your eye lids.

Nude Dude Eye Shadow (single ~$3):  The Balm makes some good (an inexpensive) eye products.  This shadow goes on nice and smooth and has a great pigment.  And the Nude Dude palette has more shades than most palettes and is only $36!

Not a bad haul at $45.  Sadly, I wasn't super in love with any of the products.  Hopefully, I'll get some stuff I want from some eDivv trades!
Ipsy Deets
  • $10 per month
  • 5 beauty products, some full sized (2-3) in each bag
  • 1 cosmetic bag
**Full Disclosure: Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription services.  I am in no way affiliated with Ipsy and have not received any compensation for this post.  However, I do receive points to redeem for product if I refer new subscribers with my referral link here.  All opinions are 100% mine.
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