Category Archives: Fall

Pre-Holiday Sales!

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Holidays are great for a number of reasons like spending time with family, the food, etc. Another reason are the sales! Everyone knows about Black Friday right, the well anticipated Friday after Thanksgiving!? Well you don’t necessarily have to wait until Black Friday to catch the good sales! I have found a few sites that I believe you should take advantage of to shop for dear loved ones and even yourself!

Apparel:

Ann Taylor: 50% off!

Asos: 30% off everything with code: “THANKFUL30″ til 11/28

Barney’s: You can save up to 80% off when you take up to an extra 50% off!

Bergdorf Goodman: 40% off on shoes, apparel, and more!

Century 21: has sales going on for great name brands like Philip Lim, Balenciaga, and Fendi @ 60% off! As well as Zelda, Eileen Fisher, Gerard  Darel, Catherine Catherine, Malandrino, Betsey Johnson, and Yoki @ 50% off!

H&M: 60% off for their “mini Black Friday” PLUS enjoy Free Shipping with code: 0319

LastCall: 40% off jewelry from 10AM-2PMPST / 1PM-5PM EST!

Loft: $25 off dresses and skirts!

LUISAVIAROMA: extra 30% off all sale items at checkout!

Macy’s: “Black Friday Doorbusters start 5PM Thanksgiving Thursday til 2AM Friday 6AM-1PM Friday & 8AM-1PM Saturday!

Missguided: 50% off of every single thing on their site!

Neiman Marcus: up to 40% on regularly priced styles!

Ralph Lauren: up to 60% off PLUS extra 30% off select styles with code: THANKS30

Saks: earn a gift card worth up to $700 with code: NOV2016

UrbanOG: Pre-Black Friday sale of 30% off!

 

Beauty:

MAC: has Free 2 day shipping with code: MACEXP

Sephora: big Urban Decay Black Friday sale!

Ulta: Ulta beauty brand of course and other brands like Sebastian, LivingProof, Matrix, BareMinerals. ITCosmetics, Stila, Tarte (limited edition skin care!), Too Faced, The Body Shop, Philosophy, OPI, Butter London, Bed Head, and limited edition Lorac!

Slayage at the CMAs!

Like the song begins, “Texas! Texas!” Queen Bey did it the Texas way, Big! Her gowns to the CMAs (Country Music Association Awards) were over-the-top but I think it is safe to say that they were a very good over-the-top!

Her gown arriving was a beautiful white and floral ensemble by Zuhair Murad which she paired with one of her favorite jewelers’, Lorraine Schwartz, diamond pear-shaped drop earrings. She also rocked the  Antebellum puff shoulder sleeve that has actually been her signature look lately.

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Her amazing performance gown was beautiful with see-through details (the way she does it best) a deep keyhole neckline and oversize mutton-chop exaggerated sleeves were a great added bonus . Her statement accessories again by Lorraine Schwartz, including an emerald cut diamond choker, a diamond mesh and pearl necklace and diamond straight line earrings.

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THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS – The 50th Annual CMA Awards from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

With every salvage comes controversy of course () Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks go a lot of blacklash through social media. I first read that many were offended that Beyonce was not even mentioned by CMAs. Reading more, personally I just got aggravated more because people actually had a problem with Beyonce “an anti-racist” performing with the already controversial Dixie Chicks to begin with!? Not sure if you remember back at the Super Bowl, Beyonce actually got a lot of negative reactions to her performance and the way she was dressed in “Black Panther” inspired attire making a bold stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement () I didn’t know this before but the Dixie Chicks themselves have been loud spoken before upsetting many people when they said they were ashamed to have been from same state as George Washington Bush. Things got as bad as to have been banned from their very own, country industry!

With knowing all this and still choosing to perform together at an majorly watched country, I give all these ladies even more respect because they were definitely making a statement & I loved it!

Sneaker Con is coming to town!

Yes “Sneaker Con”! I am going to be honest, I myself, am not a sneakerhead of any kind so important events like this passes right by me but this year I have expanded my shoe spectrum more and am looking more into sneakers every day! So I was pleased to find out that like the famous Comic Con that I attend there is also a Sneaker Con.

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“The biggest sneaker show on Earth is back in the mecca of sneakers again this fall, as Sneaker Con returns to New York City. Taking place on November 5th and 6th, this marks the first two-day Sneaker Con event in NYC, doubling your opportunities for sneaker buying, selling, trading, and of course, stunting. Tickets are available for individual days, or pick up a weekend pass for a special discounted price. Expect thousands of the world’s most coveted sneakers under one roof at the event, with some of the sneaker world’s most influential collectors and celebrities on hand. As usual at Sneaker Con, you can also take advantage of the trading pit to buy, sell, and trade, as well as the Authenticated Booth to make sure everything is legit. Lace up your hottest kicks, and we’ll see you there!”

Little, big sidenote: November 5th is National Sneaker Day!

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Important info to know:

When: November 5th & November 6th from 12 – 7PM

Where: Javits Center North, 608 West 40th Street

How: You can purchase your tickets HERE, starting at about $25 for each day (+ $2.37 fee)

Little side note: You can even trade sneakers with fellow sneaker heads 😉

According to eBay the top ten most valuable sneakers:

1. Adidas Yeezy 750 Chocolate
2. Adidas Yeezy 750 Grey
3. Nike Jordan 2 “Just Don Beach”
4. Adidas Yeezy 350 v2 Beluga
5. Adidas Yeezy 750 Glow in the Dark
6. Nike Jordan XII “Wings”
7. Adidas NMD Mastermind
8. Nike Jordan IV Pinnacle Black
9. Adidas Yeezy 750 Pirate Black
10. Adidas NMD Pharrell Human Race

And the top ten most popular sneakers:

1. Nike Roshe One
2. Nike Air More Uptempo
3. Adidas NMD Triple White
4. Nike Jordan IV Cement
5. Adidas Ultra Boost Triple White
6. Adidas Yeezy 350 Pirate Black
7. Nike Jordan XII “Flu Game”
8. Nike Jordan 1 Banned
9. Nike Air Max Zero
10. Nike Jordan III Cement

#MM Essie, OPI & Orly Collections!

You ladies may have noticed that it has been a while since I wrote about nails; it used to be my obsession..sorry but that obsession turned into a beauty and makeup obsession.

But regardless, I should never forget nails! For Fall 2016, these three have their very own collections! I chose to put these together in one post because they are all in the same price range, at $8.50 each bottle.

This is ESSIE'S FALL FOR JAPANESE COLLECTION
This is “ESSIE’S FALL FOR JAPANESE COLLECTION” – “udon know me”, “go go geisha”, “now and zen”, “playing koi”, “maki me happy”, and “Kimono-Over”

 

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This is “O.P.I. WASHINGTON DC 2016″ – “Pale to the Chief”, “Inside the Isabelletway”, “Squeaker of the House”, “Freedom of Peach”,  “Yank my doodle”, “Never a Dulles Moment”, “OPI by Popular Vote”, “We the Female”, “Madam President”, “Kerry Blossom”, “Suzi – the First Lady of Nails”, “Stay off the lawn!!”, “OPI CIA Color is Awesome”, “‘Liv’ in the Gray”, “Shh…It’s Top Secret!”

I personally love this collection because some were developed and creatively named by Kerry Washington ( ) who I love for her acting and for her style ( )

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This is “ORLY’S MULHOLLAND 2016″ –  “Mansion Lane”, “Hillside Hideout”, “Cahuenga Pass”, “Million Dollar Views”, “Meet me at Mulholland”, and “Party in the Hills”

#MM Pumpkin Craze!

As if pumpkins haven’t been all the rage for the fall right now from pumpkin lattes & frappes to pumpkin scents for the home, now you can find pumpkin in your cosmetics. You may already known about strobing and highlighting has already been a thing in the makeup world now you are going to be able to find pumpkin highlighter. Even better, I can show you where to get it for just $5.

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Got a little bit of good news and bad news on this one. Bad news first, unfortunately you can’t just find this in your local beauty store like Sephora or Ulta. But you can buy this highlighter with the thought of exclusivity because that it is. All you have to do is go to their site or download the Etsy app if you don’t already have it and look for “FeatherRiverBody” If “Pumpkin Latte” is not your favorite than you can also try these other great colors: (Swatch below)

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According to the seller “Pumpkin Latte” will last all day and won’t crease, they are also “blendable and buildable” and can be used as both highlighter and eyeshadow.

Along with checking out the rest of FeatherRiverBody’s items I hope you get to explore the world of Etsy more where you can support private stores and a community of wonderfully creative people.

#FF Zara got all your Fall trends!

I personally love Zara, a few of my favorite pieces are from Zara! Love the fact that they have most of this Fall trends too!

That shine: Shining bright like a diamond has been on trend for some time now and it is continuing into the fall! Remember the last post of this summer’s IT dress ? Also about accessories ? Well shine is not going anywhere and as mentioned before it shouldn’t be reserved for just going out. Wear that shine out during the day & how about with a pair of jeans!?

Denim Daze: As if I haven’t talked about it enough about how denim is going to be all over the place! They are getting more creative with how to decorate your jeans like the patches in previous post. (DIY) Zara also have great jeans like these two toned ones for about $50:

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Also love this Looney Tunes Denim jacket, just look at front & back! 😜

Athleisure: Athleisure is another trend that isn’t going anywhere! Remember those joggers that we all love? Well now they are adding more to the athleisure category. Try these jogger trousers, yes jogger trousers that you can even wear to work! I can definitely see myself rocking them with just about all types of shoes! These are $50. Also check out their sweatsuit doesn’t it remind you of Kill Bill?! 😂

Ballet: Yes, you will be seeing wrap tops, ballet shoes, and tulle skirts that you can imagine a ballet dancer wearing! All of these definitely promote slim silhouettes! Let’s not forget leggings..who doesn’t love leggings? I also love these ballet shoes, I am speaking from experience when I say their shoes are legit great quality! 👍🏼

 

#TBT Remember those Stan Smiths?

Remember seeing everyone and their mother wearing these? Lol Also remember my research in my previous post when they first got hot? Just found these for $30! (Ask me where!!)

Adidas, $75
Adidas, $75

Right when I was about to purchase a pair I started seeing way too many people wearing them do I refused to get them as well lol…if you didn’t get them either you may be happy to know that there are other cool Adidas sneakers that are just as great or even better at great prices! These also don’t just come in green they are also made in black and red!

Below are a few pairs that to me, in some ways resemble the same style (from highest to lowest):

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Gucci Web-Strip Trainers, $294
Adidas "Gazelle" $100
Adidas “Gazelle” $100
Adidas "Superstar" $100
Adidas “Superstar” $100

Denim Daze: Jean Dresses & Rompers

With denim shoes and denim purses you probably see a trend? It’s definitely all about denim! So I think its safe to say that its going to be “Denim Daze” for some time :) So starting today and for the next few weeks I will be focusing on different apparel all in denim!

I did some research and found some higher end brands but also find affordable prices that look pretty close to the same styles!! Below I will put them side by side! (Roll over each pic to see brand and price) Happy Shopping!

If you’re like me and love comfort just as much as you love fashion, then you may also love rompers. I absolutely love them! They are so comfortable yet can be so stylish! Here are a few that caught my eye

Great chambray jean dresses to look cute even with the hot weather out there!:

Great jean dresses that fit loose and comfortable but still look great!:

Great sexy jean dresses for those summer nights out!:

Great jean dress for transitioning from the summer to the late fall even!:

 

#FF “Golden Child” Collection

As you may have noticed, 90s are back! That is also being seen here too in Kendall + Kylie’s new PacSun collection! In their collection you will find some of my faves, like slip dresses to athleisure, they also have gingham and overalls. This collection has over 100 items so make sure to take a look!

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Of course you know I am going to look at the prices next and the prices are not that bad at all with prices starting at $20 and go up to $65. They are actually going to have two release dates so I want to get you ready for them; first date will be July 24th and second will be September 9th. This is great for back-to-school shopping (they know what they’re doing)

Click HERE to be directly taken to the Golden Child collection!

#FashionFriday The Shoes I loved from Milan!

I wanted to share my faves from Milan’s Fashion Week AW 2016! I just posted yesterday about my faves in apparel but now I must talk about the shoes! My absolute faves were in my favorite color: cobalt or royal blue! These Ferragamo furry T-Strap shoes are everythang!

I also like these Max Mara gold oxford heels

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Max Mara

I wouldn’t normally wear shoes like these but whenever I am feeling bold and rich I would like to try these D&G pumps

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I would also see myself trying this out soon not sure if at this designer price but something that looks like these by Alberta Ferretti

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