Calypso St. Barth 60% off Sale

Good friends share good sales with friends. So, let’s just go ahead and say it.  I’m a good friend.  🙂

The word on the street is that Calypso St. Barth is having an additional 60% off sale on all of their sale merchandise, so there are some major steals to take advantage of!  Be sure to peruse all the sections for things that might interest you, but if you are short on time, see my synopsis below.

Black jeans, http://chicinacademia.com

AG Emerse Destructed Skinny Legging Ankle Jean, $51.60 after 60% off discount

maxi skirt, http://chicinacademia.com

Datca Knit Maxi Skirt, $27.60 after 60% off discount

blush pink top, http://chicinacademia.com

Adorli Silk Georgette Blouse, $47.60 after 60% discount

tunic, http://chicinacademia.com

Hester Blue Skies Printed Cotton Tunic, $43.60 after 60% discount

tassel earrings

Gemstone Tassel Earrings, $35.60 after 60% discount

Fringe Bag

Wild Leather Fringe Crossbody Bag, $103.60 after 60% discount

That last item – the gold fringe back – is seriously rocking my world.  If it I still can’t stop thinking about it by the end of the day, I suspect that it will have to be mine.   Can’t wait to hear about all the fun things you scoop up during the sale!  By the way, be sure to call the sales associates at Calypso to order on your behalf if you can’t afford to pay for shipping.  They can order whatever item(s) for you and have them shipped to your house!  Call (205) 262-2996 to speak with any of the sales associates at the Calypso store at the Summit and let them know you read about ordering through them, here!

Happy Shopping and have a fantastic weekend!

Until next time.  Stay ‘Chic’!

Thirfty Thursday’s with Sira & Mara

You know that I’m always on the look out for steals and deals, so this week I’m featuring a company I recently became a big fan of: Sira & Mara!  I’ve followed them on Instagram for a while and recently purchased a couple of their items.  I have to say, the prices are unbeatable AND the quality is amazing for the price!  Check out one of the scarves I got recently:

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.11.01 PMThe scarf is SUPER warm and cozy!!  I love that the entire scarf is lined with fringe, and that it’s an infinity scarf.  Often when scarves are not, I have a hard time styling them and instead they look like a failed attempt at wearing a scarf.  It could be simply because I’m from LA and never had to deal with “truly” cold weather, or it could be that I’m truly talentless when it comes to scarves.  Ha!  Anyway, you get the picture.

So, the scarf.  It’s $19.99, which in my my opinion is at the perfect price point for a holiday present!  It’s a nice neutral color, so it would be loved by all…I think.

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The other item I ordered was this adorable turquoise spear necklace.  I looked for a necklace like this one all summer, so I snatched it up the minute I saw it on the Sira & Mara website.

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.17.31 PMCheck out how some of my Instagram friends have styled theirs:

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.23.27 PM Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.20.44 PMThis necklace is only $12.99!  A steal for this type of necklace!  AND, this company offers free shipping for all US orders.  Often, when online companies offer discounted items, the shipping is what gets you.  In this case, you only pay taxes on top of your subtotal, so it’s quite a deal!  Perfect for a thrifty shopper like yourself.

Here are a couple of my other faves:

The Rebel Bracelet

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.27.54 PMThe Sunburst Necklace

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.37.56 PMThis necklace, by the way, is identical to the House of Harlow Sunburst necklace which retails at $88!

Pretty awesome finds, right?!  Hope this helps fill some of those holiday shopping voids on your holiday checklist.  In the meantime, let me know what you think of these items OR if you ended up buying some for yourself or others.  Happy Shopping, friends.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!

Exclusive Preview of LOTUS BOUTIQUE’s New Spring Line

Anyone who has ever gone shopping with me knows that Lotus Boutique is one of my go-to for unique, affordable clothes and accessories in the Birmingham area. I am ESPECIALLY fond of their earring, belts, bracelets, and statement necklace inventory! Check out some of my previous purchases:

Chaus Bow Blouse) I inherited from @sarasab! Happy Tuesday! // Belt: @lotusboutiqueonline Shoes: Paolo @nordstromrack // Skirt: Norma Kamali #Walmart // Hanger: @pearlsandpastries

Chaus Bow Blouse, from @sarasab // Belt: @lotusboutiqueonline // Shoes: Paolo @nordstromrack // Skirt: Norma Kamali #Walmart // Hanger: @pearlsandpastries

Skirt: Lotus Boutique // Top: Vince via @tjmaxx // Blazer:   boutique in LA // necklace: @ellandemm // shoes: marc jacobs via @eBay

Skirt: Lotus Boutique // Top: Vince via @tjmaxx // Blazer: boutique in LA // necklace: @ellandemm // shoes: marc jacobs via @eBay

Until recently, I had no idea that they also had an online store! What’s more, the online sales are crazy good! It is not uncommon for them to have 40% off flash sales, which includes clearance items. Here are a couple of things that I have purchased for next to nothing during these flash sales:

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Lotus recently received new merchandise for the Spring and you are among the first to get a preview of their new Spring Lookbook!! Here’s a look at what they have in store this Spring:

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I am loving some of these pieces, so naturally, I have put together a list of my top picks from their current, Spring Lookbook! Here are my picks:

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Love these looks??  There are even more on the Lotus Boutique website!  Lotus Boutique has been incredibly generous and is offering one of my lucky readers a $15 gift card to use on your next online purchase!!!  Just comment below with your thoughts on the Spring line and a winner be chosen at random and announced Monday morning!!

Last, but not least, I am excited to report that I will be styling and wearing Lotus Boutique outfits during Birmingham Fashion Week!! Birmingham Fashion Week will take place Saturday, April 19th- Saturday, April 26th at Pepperplace Mart in Birmingham, AL. Follow me on Instragram to see what I’ll be wearing! I’ll also be posting updates on Twitter for those who are tweeting-inclined. 😉

Stay chic!!