Friday, October 31, 2014

Birthday Freebies

Freebies. Freebies. Who doesn't love cool free stuff? I celebrated a birthday this month, so I've been collecting birthday freebies and discounts all month long. From Starbucks to The Container Store, if they offered it, I took it. Today's post, shares my favorite birthday rewards this year.

Sign up for a free Sephora Beauty Insider account to receive the annual birthday freebie. This year, Beuaty Insiders received a sample sized duo including the Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant mascara and Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick in copper pink.

Join the ULTAmate Rewards program for free to receive a freebie and a double points during your birthday month. This year's ULTAmate birthday reward is a full-size CK One Mascara.

Helzberg Diamonds
Create a free account Helzeberg to receive a free gift on your birthday. This year, the gift is a beautiful pearl bracelet with an "I Am Loved" clasp set in sterling silver.

Members of the DSW Rewards program receive a $5 reward certificate during the birthday month. 

The Container Store
Become a Container Store Pop! Star for a surprise birthday freebie. I actually forgot to collect mine this year. Darn it!

There are tons of other special birthday offers at our favorite stores. The free Anthro Card offers a 15% birthday discount. Registered J.Crew Factory customers receive a birthday discount of 20% off (plus free shipping if used online). What are your favorite birthday freebies and discounts?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall into Navy Blue

Shades of blue are among the coolest hues this fall. I'm especially drawn to navy because of its timeless, season-less appeal. Fall into navy blue with these essentials.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fringe Frenzy

Fringe has made such a huge comeback this fall that it's causing a frenzy. Fall's fringe is fresh and modern. Altuzarra's Spring and Fall 2014 collections featured fringe accents in such refined looks that I instantly became of fan of fringe. I was thrilled, then, to see the Altuzarra for Target collection incorporate fringe in two sophisticated scarvesthe sheer swiss dot scarf and the embroidered scarf. I found the swiss dot scarf on clearance recently for just $8 (orig. $29.99).

In today's look, my Altuzarra for Target fringe scarf is the perfect finishing touch to a combination of knits.

SweaterJ.Crew Factory
Pants℅ Ross Dress for Less | similar
ScarfAltuzarra for Target ($8 in-store)
ClutchRebecca Minkoff
ShoesCharles by Charles David
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here
LipMac 'Flat Out Fabulous' lipstickMac 'Magenta' lip pencil

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Splurge vs Steal: Textured Crop Sweater

I added the Madewell textured crop sweatshirt to my want list the moment I saw it. It's a slightly cropped sweater with a beautiful nubby texture. I'd surely buy one of these sweaters after a first-round price cut. That's if the equally fabulous and lower-priced textured crop sweater at Target doesn't take my money first. Both sweaters face off below.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sweatshirt Styling

Thank you so much for entering my $25 Ross gift card giveaway. A winner has been chosen and notified. Big up to, Smith F! If you didn't win this time, stay tuned, another giveaway is coming in a couple weeks.

Today's look is anchored by two of my current favorite fall findsburgundy booties from Ross and a contrast-sleeve sweatshirt from J.Crew Factory. I wore the ensemble to brunch yesterday.

SweatshirtJ.Crew Factory
JeansNine West
ClutchRebecca Minkoff
Shoes℅ Ross Dress for Less | same styleON option
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here
LipMac 'Flat Out Fabulous' lipstickMac 'Magenta' lip pencil