Friday, March 27, 2015

Bargain Shopping for a Cause, Part 3

Today's all black look was inspired by the Kate Spade Cobble Hill Straw Mini Minka bag that I'm carrying. This bag, which usually retails for $278, is another one of the designer bags that'll be available at this year's Old Bags, a silent auction hosted by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition to raise funds to aid in finding forever homes for children in foster care. Be sure to check out a sample of the other available bags by visiting the Old Bags Pinterest board.

Top℅ Ross Dress for Less | similar
PantsNine West | similar
BagKate Spade Cobble Hill Straw Mini Minka (borrowed)
ShoesKate Spade Saturday
EarringsHouse of Harlow
NecklaceVince Camuto (old)
LipMac "Flat Out Fabulous" lipstickMac 'Heroine' lip pencil

This bag is a sure bet for spring style. The combination of textured straw and smooth leather exudes warm-weather luxe. The bag also has an adjustable and detachable cross-body strap. When you open the bag, be prepared to be wowed by its book stripe print lining. Did I forget to mention that the bag is brand new?

This bag is brand new with the tags still attached.
Book stripe print lining

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring into a White Dress

A crisp and polished white dress is a must for effortless spring and summer style. Whether you choose a classic shirtdress or incorporate the season's hottest trends like mesh or midriff-baring cutouts, there's surely a white dress with your name on it.

Left to right:
Pleated flare dress (60% off in Saturday stores)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bargain Shopping for a Cause, Part 2

On Monday, I launched my first post, Bargain Shopping for a Cause, in collaboration with the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. The Coalition is hosting its annual fundraiser, Old Bags, a designer handbag auction, on April 28 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel. This event raises money to support the organization's important work with children in foster care.

In today's post, I'm excited to share another fabulous bag that'll be available at the auction. It's a Kate Spade Post Street Little Nadine handbag, new with tags. This bag has a retail value of $458 and can be yours for much less. This polished crossbody carryall has been featured in Vogue magazine and sold out instantly in this red and black color.

BlazerPhilosophy | similar
JeansGap Outlet | similar
BagKate Spade Post Street Little Nadine (borrowed)
WatchMichael Kors
LipMac "Midnight Mambo" lipstick, Mac 'Heroine' lip pencil

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopular App: Hassle-free Bargain Shopping

Deals from my favorite retailers saved for easy access on Shopular

Hi. My name is Psyche, and I love a good deal. To ensure that I'm always aware of available offers, I'm signed up for deal alerts from all my favorite retailers. That list of favorite retailers, though, has gotten so long over the years that I can't always keep up with the best deals available when I need them. I was recently in JCPenney, for instance, and completely forgot to use a 15% off coupon I had in my email. Don't you just hate that?

I'm so glad, then, to have found Shopular, a smart shopping app that takes the hassle out of bargain shopping. This app is like a genie for coupons, offers, and even the weekly ads of hundreds of retailers. You choose your favorite stores, and Shopular does all the work of tracking down the best available deals. There's no forgetting to use an offer either because once you're at a store, Shopular will pop up the best coupons available at the store. 

No more clipping coupons and keeping track of expiration dates,
Shopular saves all the current deals from my favorite retailers in one spot. 

Shopular is the kind of app that you can set up and then just let it work for you. It takes less than five minutes to set up the app too. After downloading the app, I opened it up and customized my offers by choosing my favorite retailers, like J.Crew, Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Kate Spade, and others. I allowed the app to find my location and to send notifications. I, then, created an account by entering my email. And, done.

Easy steps to setting up Shopular

Last Saturday, while shopping for a blazer for my husband, Shopular reminded me of just how useful it is. The app let me know that I could save an extra 20% off an already reduced priced item by using a coupon. I pulled up the coupon via Shopular, the store associate scanned it, and I left the store having saved even more than I had expected.

Grabbing a coupon via Shopular to apply to a purchase.

Shopular is currently available for iOS and Android. The app is also free, so it only makes sense (and cents) to give it a try.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shopular. As usual, all the opinions, ideas, and images are my own. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bargain Shopping for a Cause

Today's post is the first in a series I'm launching in partnership with the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, an organization working to find forever homes for children in foster care. On April 28, the Coalition will be hosting Old Bags, an annual silent auction to raise funds to support its important work. Picture this. Special Cocktails. Delicious appetizers. Big ticket giveaways. And, hundreds of new and like-new designer bags available at a fraction of their values. Old Bags is a bargain shopping party, all for a good cause.

I got a sneak peek of the bags that'll be available at the auction. Louis Vuitton. Tory Burch. Kate Spade. All the high-end designers that we know and love. You can take a peek at some of the available bags as well by visiting the Old Bags Pinterest board.

Today, I'm styling a Kate Spade Grove Court Lainey bag. This bag has a retail value of $428 and will be available for bidding at the Old Bags party. The bag is in a like-new condition. Its vibrant green color is perfect for spring.

ShirtJ.Crew | similar
PantsTahari | similar
BagKate Spade Grove Court Lainey Bag (borrowed)
HatH&M | similar
ScarfKate Spade | similar
WatchMichael Kors

Event Details:
Old Bags
April 28, 2015, 6 to 9 PM
St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel

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