Best Back To School Fashion, Beauty, & Room Essentials

Best back to school fashion, beauty and dorm essentials

I don’t know why but I love back to school shopping. Even more so when it was for college. All the fun clothes, beauty products, and room essentials. It was fun to pick out new things, new color palettes, and new trends. Eagerly anticipating wearing certain items to different functions like football games and sorority events. Makes the heart patter just thinking about it!

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Slowing Down In The Best Loungewear

It is that awkward week between Christmas and New Year where work could get done, but rest is what we all really need. We worked hard all year, it is time to get comfy and plop down for a few days. I find that most of us don’t take time off, but I am here to say it is A-okay to stop and relax. Take a moment to reflect on the past year and just enjoy a couple of days of downtime.

The past few days I have caught up on some much-needed sleep and family time. I even carved out time to do nothing. There were days I just lounged in sweats and it was heavenly. There were days where my biggest outing was getting coffee from Starbucks, those were the best moments of my holiday vacation.

Staying comfy is the first requirement to slowing down. My favorite loungewear is from Free City. I have been wearing their sweatshirts for years. I find them super comfy yet a fun chic look for moments at home. I also really love Spiritual Gangster. Their phrases make me smile. Wildfox is another favorite and I am loving this star sweatshirt they have out right now. Even Burberry is getting in on the action of loungewear with this sweet sweatshirt. Here are a few more of my favorites:

I hope you are able to get comfy and relax this week! Share your favorite moments of relaxations with me in the comments below. What do you like to do to slow down?

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The Gucci Comeback

Have you noticed lately that all the “it” girls have been wearing Gucci? I can’t go a day without seeing someone’s instagraming  their new Gucci Dionysus bag (no shame, that bag is gorgeous!). The funny part is Gucci lost traction in the fashion scene the last decade and just started to emerge again as a must-have status piece.

But then again, it is the era of second chances! Think about all the 90s revivals that happened this year. Gucci was bound to get a makeover. This successful makeover is attributed to the new creative director, Alessandro Michele. He definitely took the brand’s image up ten notches. Besides the vibrant colors he infused into the double GG line, Michele made a point to stay one step ahead. Partnering with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew to create the latest installment GucciGhost, is just one example.

So you want to get your hands on some Gucci pieces? Here are the top looks of the moment:

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How to Score Designer handbags for Less

If you ever meet me, the first think you will quickly learn is that I am the Queen of finding a great deal. Hotels, flights, apartments, food- against all odds I manage to find unbeatable prices. It is a skill set I am tempted to put on my résumé.

When it comes to designer handbags, I’ve learned ways to buy them at a fraction of the cost or at the very least save a few hundred dollars off the regular price tag. Today I want to share with you, how you can grab a designer bag for as little as $100 and Chanel under $1000. I am not kidding! And if you are a big time Louis Vuitton fan, check this out.

Thanks to The Real Real, Saks Off Fifth Avenue, and a few other amazing outlets; owning your very own designer bag is certainly possible. I love shopping through these companies because I can rest assure that what I am buying is authentic. Plus rebuying pieces helps reduce the carbon footprint. Take a look at these beautiful pieces and click on the image that fascinates you for more shopping details. Enjoy!

If that isn’t enough here are some super savers! Let me know in the comment below which ones are your favorites! Is there a particular brand or style you are on the hunt for? Let me know.
Want more info of the featured purses, scroll and click these:
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#NSale Secret Steels Are Here

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been going on since mid-July. It is one of my favorite sales because you can find super savings on new Fall apparel! It is also a great time to start buying holiday gifts while saving a bundle. Here are a few of my favorite secret steals from the #NSale! Feel free to click on the items below to find more shopping details.

And remember Nordstrom shipments and returns are free, which is one of the many reasons why I love them. Sale ends August 8th. Happy shopping:

In the comments below, let me know what you are grabbing at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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So Many Memorial Day Sales

Happy Memorial Day weekend! The sun is out and the weather is warm! What a way to kickoff the summer. How are you spending your three-day weekend? Relaxing by the pool? Enjoying any fun BBQ’s or concerts? Or are you going to take advantage of all the sales happening this weekend? Let me know in the comments below what you have planned!

For those interested in doing some light shopping, I have conducted a round-up of amazing Memorial Day Sales that you can enjoy from the luxury of your home or poolside. I have also selected my favorite piece from each sale. Enjoy!

Sales for the week:

Also don’t forget Nordstroms half-yearly sale! This is one of my favorite sales of the year. With a plethora of options to choose from here are a few of my favorite picks. Keep scrolling right to view them all, and feel free to click on the piece you love to find out shopping info.

Nordstrom — Up to 40% off at the Half-Yearly Sale (May 25-June 5).


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Meet Ily Couture

Ily Couture

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to discover the cute online boutique, Ily Couture. The brand launched in 2011 and is bring chic pieces to consumers at an affordable price. Aesthetically speaking, it is totally up my alley with multiple staple piece and trendy accessories. I love their fun, simple yet sleek designs — like this off the shoulder top that I am drooling over!

It looks very finished without all the fussiness of traditionally trendy outfits. If I were to create a label, it would look exactly like ILY Couture. That say a lot!

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