My Insta Moments Recap

I realize that not many of you are on Instagram, and perhaps only keep up with my sartorial activities via this blog, so I decided to share some of my Instagram moments here! Here are a few I thought you might find worthwhile:

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Details for one of my ootd’s (aka outfit of the day).  Links:  Pendant necklace by Cayetano Legacy, here // Watch by Guess, similar here // Bracelet by Banana Republic, similar here.

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A $3 tweed jacket I found on eBay.  Very Chanel-like, don’t you think?  Links: Jacket by Target, similar here // Sequin hanger by Pastels and Pastries, here.

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We’re all a little into fashion in my household.  Here’s my little one’s ootd from a week or two ago.  Don’t you just love him?!  Links: Shirt by Gap Kids, similar here // Pants by Old Navy, here // Sneakers by Nike, similar here.

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My Valentine’s Day outfit, complete with my new Gigi New York Uber clutch, which I scored on major clearance!  Links: Top by Lotus Boutiques, similar here, herehere, and here // Skirt and belt by Target, similar here and here // Bracelet by Henri Bendel, similar here // Clutch by Gigi New York, here.

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I recently found these espadrilles at Target for $25.  Target recently ran a promo where each pair was $20, so keep your eyes out for additional deals and discounts if they strike your fancy!  They are pretty comfy and in my opinion, pretty perfect for spring and summer!  Here, paired with a vintage Chanel bag that I scored on eBay for next to nothing – relative to full-priced Chanel bags, of course. 😉  Links: Espadrilles by Target, here // Chanel bag, similar here.

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Did you know that you get a free birthday gift from Sephora if you sign up for their free Beauty Insider Reward program??  Yes!! This month they are giving away a free Nars lipstick duo!  I made a quick stop by the mall to pick mine up this weekend.  I also picked up my favorite mascara while toting my newest bag obsession from Forever 21!  Links:  Bag by Forever 21, similar here // Nars lipstick duo, here // My favorite mascara by Dior, here.

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And finally, my birthday dinner outfit!  It was my birthday this week, so we went out for a quick dinner after the kiddies went to bed.  I literally had 5 minutes to throw this on, but liked the way the outfit turned out!  Links:  Top by Lotus Boutique, original is sold out, but a similar is linked here // Skirt by Altazurra for Target, here // Heels by Shopbop, here // Bag by Francescas, similar here.

Hope you enjoyed my Instagram update!  If you want to follow along on Instagram, follow me here.  Otherwise, I’ll try to post a recap every now and again to keep you updated.  Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Thrifty Thursday’s – Nordstrom Clearance Sale

Grab your wallets!  There are some great sales going on at the moment and you don’t want to miss them!  Many of you know that I LOVE shopping at Nordstrom.  The store, online, Nordstrom Rack…all versions of Nordstrom – I love them!  So, I had to share the news about their Clearance Sale with many items currently discounted 40% off or more!  Here are some of the things I’m in love with, which also happen to be office appropriate:

Dollhouse Trench coat // Lush Print Top // BP Floral dress // Tildon Sequin Skirt // Halogen Polka Dot Midi Skirt // Sole Society Tote // BP Trapeze Tote // Gabby Skye Dress // Jessica Simpson Heels

All of the items above are $60 or less!!  Pretty amazing, right?!  And, okay, fine…so you can’t really wear the sequin skirt to work.  But you can probably wear it to your office holiday party!  Plus, it’s just super cute and fun, so I had to include it. 🙂

Anyway, I am most excited about these Steve Madden Leopard Print heels. I’ve coveted these heels for months now, but didn’t really care to pay full price.  So, I was ecstatic to see that they were 40% off!  Now, you know that I usually do not even look at something unless it’s 60% off or more, but these I just HAD to have. 🙂  Can you blame me?!  By the way, didn’t know that leopard print is the new neutral?!

Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 3.20.01 PMI own a super old pair of Nine West leopard print heels that are in dire need of replacing.  Here are some of the ways I have styled them, should you decide to get a pair of the Steve Madden ones above.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-06 at 3.24.04 PMI have to tell you, it was SO hard to not buy everything I loved!!  Hopefully I can live vicariously through you, so please tell me about all of the amazing things you score by leaving a comment down below. 🙂  Meanwhile, check out my daily outfits on Instagram, source of inspiration on Pinterest, and latest musings and retweets on Twitter.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!