Wednesday, May 30, 2012


With the honeymoon just over a month away and the Vegas countdown in the single digits, I've been doing some random shopping lately.  Just picking up some final odds and ends that I might need.  

Straight Leg White Denim - LOFT - $59.50
*my fave white denim has a spot on the booty and I think I've gone long enough with the whole "oh did that get there?"

4" Chino Short - J.Crew - $45.00

Sovereign Paisley Halter and Hipster - J.Crew - $49.98 for both
*I have been eyeing this one since January and caught it with extra 30% off and free shipping last week!

Chino Baseball Cap - Ralph Lauren - $35
*got this monogrammed with my married initials for the hmoon!

 Cord Wedge in Gold by Carlos by Carlos Santana - Belk - on sale $25
*I got these to go with a certain dress and it didn't look great together.  I'm thinking about returning them.  What do you think?

Any good buys lately -Sarah

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Happy Memorial Day!

If anyone wants to buy me this tank I'll be your best friend.

Go America -Sarah

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I recently mentioned here that I got a giftcard for Rent the Runway.  What I didn't tell you is that I got it for free just by watching TV.  Yup - you read that correctly.

An awesome new app called Viggle lets you earn points for watching TV and you can cash those in for gifts at places like Starbucks, Old Navy, Amazon and more.

All you have to do is "check in" when you have a show on (any show) and it will give you points.  Different shows vary in points.  Primetime shows will give you more points than others.  You can also get extra points on some shows by answering questions as you go {Play along with Viggle LIVE!}.  The only catch is that you have to be watching the show in realtime (not DVR) to get the points. 

If you remember to check in every time you have the TV on, you can really rack up the points quickly.

Happy watching -Sarah

Monday, May 14, 2012


Another adorable look I got for my honeymoon are scalloped lace shorts!  I think this look is so easy and girly all at once and the shorts tend to be loose around the legs making them look skinnier!  Check out these options {both expensive and affordable}!

LOFT - $49.50                                       J. Crew - $118

 ASOS - $99.98                                Ella Moss - $128

I got the LOFT ones on sale recently - they're sold out online but check in stores.  I'm going to pair it with a white, lacy, scalloped GAP top for a super girly, sweet vibe.

GAP - $54.95
*this is not the actual top I purchased but it is similar, actual is #1 on this post

Get Lacey -Sarah

Friday, May 11, 2012


Happy happy Friday!

Most Favorite
I only have 10 more days of school {only 7 1/2 of those with kids} until summer!  And one of those days is field day {sock tan} and another of the days we go to the Smokies baseball game!  Almost summer....

Favorite Basic Tee
I am always looking for good basic tee shirts.  I seem to wear them constantly and they are constantly getting holes {near the belly button area, anyone else?!}!  This is my latest find that is super comfy, not too low in the front and hasn't gotten a hole yet.  Not to mention the colors! 
 GAP Mercer V-Neck Pocket Tee $19.95 - $22.95
*Use your Ebates account for 2% cashback
*Use code GAPHAPPY for 20% off

Favorite Exfoliant
So I tired the COS BAR scrub and it was a bust.  It smelled good {and not too fragrant} but it wasn't scrubby enough for me.  I like my exfoliant gritty.  This is one of my old favorites and I hadn't used it in about a year and a half but now it's back!
 Clinique Exfoliating Scrub $18.50
*Use your Ebates account for 8% cashback

Favorite Me-Gift
As you may know I recently ran the Country Music Marathon and to reward myself for those 26.2 miles, I got a new summer purse!  I loooooove it!
Brompton Straw Mini-Hobo $188
*6% cashback on Ebates

M and I are going to a Coheed and Cambria concert tomorrow night.  Talk about getting out of my comfort zone.  What will I wear?  
Any fun weekend plans? -Sarah

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


I recently went out for an afternoon intending to run errands but instead ended hitting up all of our local "cheapy" stores.  I was inspired by the new {to me} blog J's Everyday Fashion.  This Miami based blogger has an endless amount of adorable outfits and she often incorporates bargains from stores like Kohls {LC's high-low skirt duh!}.

I was surprised to see how many designer collections are available out there for a wallet-friendly price.  


My bff J and I shopped at this Euro-chic store in seems to be good for basics.  The JCP line was slightly disappointing both in price and availability.  There were some great office-friendly pieces if you need work clothes and some adorable totes.  {Tried on:  colored skinnies; No purchase made}

This might be on the out.  My JCP has a tiny section with little selection - disappointing.  The dress I tried on was a small and was HUGE and there was no xs to be found.  {Tried on:  floral dress; No purchase made}

Next stop Kohls:

I have seen many of these pieces on the blogosphere but sadly did not see those great pieces in my store.  It had certainly been picked over there was no high-low skirt  or pastel skinnies to be found. Sad! {Tried on:  silk blazer (not online); No purchase made}

I had no idea this collection existed!  Many of the pieces had a great rocker chic vibe like harsh graphic tees and bright studded blazers but the prices seemed too high for Kohls.  Of course everything seems to always be on sale at Kohls...R&R was 30% off.  {Tried on: blue skinnies; Skinnies purchased!}

Kohls also has Simply Vera Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, and ELLE which I didn't try on.  And I have yet to see Sears' Kardashian Kollection in person.

So in the end I spent a couple of hours and only purchased one item.  What do you think?  Are these designer collections worth the time or would you rather stick to your regular retail shops?  Is the quality worth the price increase or are you setting yourself up for a let down like the Jason Wu collection?  If you are interested, I suggest you track new releases and hit it up asap for maximum availability.

To save or not to save? -Sarah

Sunday, May 06, 2012


WARNING:  Loooong post ahead.  And please excuse the picture quality - taken with my iPhone.

I woke up this morning and bebopped on over to the Tar-jay to explore the new shops.  In some areas, my expectations were spot on while in other sections I found myself slightly let down. 

Let me begin by saying that I had pictured little boutique type set ups within the store...sort of similar to when they used to do their worldly home decor section.  Instead this is more like the Ends of Aisles at Target than Shops at Target.  Other than The Webster collection, the other "shops" were merely an aisle end.  Read on for specifics...

Walking in you see:

..and each of the shops is marks by one of these signs which was wonderful when I was there specifically for this occasion!

First up...The Candy Store:
The packaging was adorable but the candy was about the same as you could get before Shops at Target.  I would perhaps go for one of those oversized lollipops as an adorable gift for something. 

Then...COS BAR:
Not even a full aisle end...the bottom two shelves were cotton balls and q-tips.  A lot of their stuff seemed pretty cheapy {$1 for a foot great could that really be?!} and the colors screamed Halloween to me...the nail polishes were green, orange and purple and all shimmery.  
I did pick up a body scrub:
It was $6 - I'll let you know how it is!

Privet House was one that I was really excited to see and then sadly let down.
The collection was split into two completely different areas:  office supplies and storage/organization.  The second area was not marked with a hanging sign and was oddly near pet supplies and rubbermaids.  The online store has a ton of cute stuff that was not available locally.  I didn't purchase anything from this shop but I did consider this cute stationary set: 

Max's favorite..Polka Dog Bakery:
The treats were really cute but they were tiny...looks like it was geared towards small dogs.  Sorry Max.

And finally...The Webster:
 This store has the most items of any Shop and it was spread throughout the store.  My local Target had women's clothes and accessories {separately located},
men's clothes,
and lingerie.

Women's clothes:  I was really impressed by this collection!  The quality really seems to have improved since the disaster that was Jason Wu for Target.  I picked up a great, classic eyelet skirt that I can wear to school or real life. :)
*it's written eyelit on the website...that's wrong, right?

I would've gotten this adorable summer frock if I didn't already have two very similar dresses:
Crossback Tiered Dress $39.99

And I tried this on and loved how cute it would've looked with a bright yellow belt, but I couldn't justify the purchase.  {Without a belt it is like a tent fyi}
Sleeveless Jersey Dress $29.99

I was slightly annoyed that the ads in-store featured items that were not available right there. 
I would've loved to try on this dress but it was nowhere to be found.  

The lingerie would be perfect for a tropical getaway.  I may go back for some honeymoon items.  :)  I wish we would've had The Webster shoes - the espadrilles and the cap toe wedges are adorable!   

Thoughts?!  Made any purchases?!  -Sarah


Thanks to a new app {more dets later}, I've come into a gift card at Rent the Runway.  I've decided to use it on a dress for my Bachelorette Party in VEGAS!  I've narrowed it down to a few and want your opinion...please vote in the comments below which dress you would pick!

1. Parker Time to Pounce                 2. Tibi Rocco Shift
3. Gryphon Beaded Bib      4. Shoshanna Optical Bustier
5. Nanette Lepore Rustic Plum Lace 

Which one should I go me! -Sarah

Thursday, May 03, 2012


After so much neon, this new pastel trend is super girly and refreshing.  I'm especially loving these pieces:

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Found any great pastels lately? -Sarah