Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

by christiem on May 28, 2016 · 0 comments


Who doesn’t love a good sale?

Memorial Day Weekend always has some great ones- the perfect opportunity to stock up for summer!

Whether you are looking for swimwear, sundresses, denim or accessories there are some fantastic deals to be scored!

Listed below are MDW 2016’s best sales & deals from some of my favorite shopping spots.

Get to clicking and happy shopping, beauties!



Clear the Rack is back at Nordstrom Rack. Take an additional 25% off all clearance.  No coupon code required.






Nordstrom launched their HUGE Half-Yearly Sale bright and early this morning, and now for a limited time only shoppers can take up to 40% off on thousands of brand new spring sale items & markdowns. No code required–offer ends June 5th, 2016.





ASOS is offering an extra 20% off with coupon code HISUMMER promotion ends 5.31







Macy’s extra 20% off with code MEMDAY ends 5.30





Nasty Gal offering take an extra 40% off all markdowns promotion ends 5.30







Take an extra 30% off at J. Crew with code WEEKEND promotion ends 5.31





Free People has take an extra 25% off all sale items.  No code needed






Old Navy – take 50% off on all tanks, tees, shorts, & swim–no code required (shop the entire sale here)






NM LAST CALL – take an extra 50%-60% off all clearance and an extra 40% off everything else! Take $10 off on purchases of $50+ (code:  MAYWLC10) 




The OUTNET take an extra 30% off Memorial Day Weekend picks 



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Memorial Day Style

by christiem on May 27, 2016 · 0 comments


As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend marks the glorious transition to sundresses, swimwear,  barbecues, alfresco meals and of course rose` all day.

Whether you’re heading out of town or staying local, it’s all about celebrating in style with an activity-appropriate outfit for whatever your schedule has in store.

Stay cool, calm, on trend and at the ready with sporty swimwear, colorful shades, structured sundresses and this season’s hottest ticket the round towel.

For the first long-weekend of the summer, make a statement!


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Sunglass Trends Summer 2016

by christiem on May 22, 2016 · 1 comment


This season, when it comes to sunnies the lens has it. 

From rainbow-reflective lenses that are practically mirrors to matte statement making colored lenses and uniquely shaped versions.

For those of you that are fashion timid, ease into the trend and test the water with pretty pastels like baby blue and petal pink. If you’re feeling adventurous and ready to hit the deep end, look for a style with bold color and an equally colorful frame, a lens with a bit more pigmentation, or an angular shaped lens to really drive home the mood.

The best part about this trend is that it’s easy to find a style you are comfortable with. Whether your go-to sunglass silhouette is a cat’s eye, a wayfarer, an aviator, or a bold shield, you’ll find a colored lens set in your favorite frame.

Here’s a peek at my top colorful lens picks for the season:


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How to Remove Gum From a Shoe

by christiem on May 9, 2016 · 1 comment


We have all stepped into a sticky situation at least once or twice.

Last week while on set I stepped right into a hot melted wad of gum.  It completely took over the toe and bottom of my white crackle effect Stan Smith sneakers PLUS I was walking on asphalt for 12 hours so on top of the sticky mess was a layer of black asphalt residue and dark smudges all over… shoes were pretty much thrashed!

I love these kicks so tossing them wasn’t an option… I needed to clean them up.

If you google “Removing Gum from a Shoe” there are several methods to choose from but I have found the peanut butter method to be the most effective.  This method works best on rubber and leather surfaces- I wouldn’t recommend trying it on canvas- the oil in the peanut butter might stain the canvas.

For supplies it’s best to use a SMOOTH peanut butter and a small clean wire bristle brush.

This part is very important: you must use a wire bristle brush NOT nylon bristle or it won’t work.

All that I had available was chunky peanut butter (because that’s what my hubby eats in bulk) and a wire BBQ brush so I used what I had on hand.


First, with a butter knife, evenly apply a thick layer of peanut butter over the gum (about two teaspoons).



Allow it to sit on the shoe for five to ten minutes.

Then, begin scrubbing the area with the wire brush.  This part is a lot easier if you are using smooth peanut butter.  The oils in the peanut butter will help soften and break down the gum so that when you scrub- it all comes off together.  Scrub hard, it may take a few passes to get it all and be sure not to scrub against the grooves of the sole.

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The scrubbing step is a little messy so I recommend doing it outside.

The bristles tend to flick the peanut butter all over.


After you are done scrubbing, wipe the area gently with a cloth then run the shoe under cold water, removing any residue with an old toothbrush.

Finally I give my sneakers a once over with my Mr. Clean Dry Eraser to get the black smudges off and run my laces through the washer.


Ready to rock again!

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Pat McGrath New Highlighting Kit Comes to Sephora

May 5, 2016

Calling all Beauty Junkies, on Tuesday May 10th get ready to become addicted to the latest release from Pat McGrath Labs, Skin Fetish 003. Ever since makeup legend Pat McGrath launched her first product last October, beauty lovers around the world have eagerly awaited each subsequent product release. On May 10th McGrath launches one of her backstage secrets: […]

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Trend Alert: Anklets

May 4, 2016

Ok so we all know that when it comes to fashion the 90s are back in a big way. Not particularly my favorite decade for fashion or music but hey, when in Rome…. One 90s throwback accessory is making a HUGE statement for SS16: The Anklet. The SS16 runways were all about this below the knee […]

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Pantone Color(s) of the Year 2016

May 2, 2016

Each year Pantone, the global authority on all things color conducts extensive research on color trends.  They poll décor and fashion designers, as well as manufacturers and retailers, on what colors they plan to use to pick the color of the coming year, calculate their findings and then announce the Color of the Year. This annual […]

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Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift

April 30, 2016

Mother’s Day- I think it’s safe to say that it’s a tie with Valentine’s Day for the most “floral” day of the year. I love sending flowers but the people I want to send them to don’t always live in the same place as I do. When it comes to ordering flowers for someone who isn’t […]

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IFB Links a la Mode April 28

April 29, 2016

So excited to be featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers Links a la Mode this week with my post “When to Tuck a Shirt”. Check out some of the other great blog posts that were featured this week along side me! After this week’s round up, you will know how to do everything plus pack for […]

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Adventures in Shopping: DIOR BEAUTY

April 27, 2016

I have an exciting olfactory discovery for you that I stumbled upon last week at one of my favorite places to shop, The Forum Shops at Caesars. While taking the usual route from my top secret easy access parking location (yes, I’ll reveal that to you in the upcoming weeks) heading to John Varvatos to […]

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