Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's a Brad Brad World

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OMG! I just found out that Brad Goreski is going to have his own show on more. How cute is the name: "It's a Brad Brad World". Those Bravo folks are clever :)

I'm hoping he'll explain his version of why he left Rachel Zoe & redeem himself on the show. But I'll watch regardless. If you are a major Brad fan, go check out his blog!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Dress: H&M $15
Necklace: H&M $15
Belt: Freebie with a different dress
Shoes: BCBGirls via Ross $20

I saw this dress on Pinterest and posted it to my wishlist board. When I checked it out at H&M,  I happened to find the necklace also and I love how both look together.  

For this last day of the Fashion Challenge, we are showcasing our favorite fall trend which for me is animal print. I've had this obsession with it for a couple of years now.  Love leopard, zebra, python, & even giraffe print for its graphic, bold, yet neutral look.  
An extra bonus is that it always elicits a "roar" from mr. shopfreak, too :)

I'm taking part in the Fashion Challenge this week. Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Friday, October 28, 2011

Don't Call it a Comeback

Dress: JC Penney? <$5
Necklace: Vera Wang, Kohls
Shoes: Madden Girl via Marshalls $24
Bracelets: Kohls and Charlotte Russe

You'll be seeing a lot more of my caged sandals now. A lot of my recent outfits happen to look better with them and its been months that I've worn them. There's no rhyme or reason to the peaks and valleys of my wardrobe I'm just documenting it. 

I'm taking part in the Fashion Challenge this week. This is my "Fall Brights" post..
Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stripe Lover

Shirt: Target $3
Jeans: Target Free with coupon (was $5 on clearance)
Boots: Sway $20
Purse: Nine West, DSW $20

Another member of my striped clothing family. I tend to buy lots of summer clothing since it's my favorite season, but I've been making the conscious effort to 
pick up cuter winter clothes.  

This is my "stripes" post in the Fashion Challenge this week. 
Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Top: old school
Skirt: Halston, old school
Vest: JCPenney, 2011
Bangle: Billy the Tree c/o Deal Pulp
Earrings: Old Navy
Belt: Old Navy $1

Linking to Bloggers do it Better: Military

This is the Midi or Maxi post for the Fashion Challenge this week. 
Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blazer need not apply

Blazer: Macy's, old school
Tshirt: Target $0.70 (was $3.70 without the coupon)
Skirt: American Apparel $6
Necklace: Torrid (free in 2010 with birthday credit)
Bracelet: Cookie Lee
Shoes: Madden Girl via Marshalls $20

So I was in the market for a blazer until I remembered that I had some blazers in my closet from my interviewing days. Good thing this one actually fit pretty good! 
Saved myself some money, yay! 

I'm taking part in the Fashion Challenge this week. Today is the menswear challenge. 
Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Monday, October 24, 2011

Fashion Inspiration

Top: Express
Skirt: New York & Company
Belt: freebies with dress

My favorite sources of style inspiration:

  • Store Ads: this outfit is straight out of an ad. I loved the look and tailored it to my closet. I never would have added color to an animal print, but it's really cute.
  • Magazines:  my favorite magazine is People Stylewatch because it is all fashion and they focus more on affordable, everyday fashion versus expensive, runway fashion. I also like InStyle and Lucky.
  • Pinterest: I love that you can pin just the pictures and see all your favorites on one screen.
  • Style blogs of course..
  • 21 Day Challenge: I really enjoyed have a prompt to inspire me for the day and I'm hoping to find more challenges in the future.
With all this inspiration, it's a constant struggle to focus on shopping from my closet rather than just going out and finding a deal on something similar. But I have done really well this month. Most of my purchases have been from gift cards/ freebies so I'm proud of myself. I know my husband will be the happiest of all though!

I'm taking part in the Fashion Challenge this week. This first outfit is showcasing the animal print trend. Find out more @ Megan Mae Daily


Just linked to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits. 

Momma Go Round

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Deal Alert: Extra 30% off at Kate Spade!

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                                 Extra 30% at Kate Spade, yes please! 
Use Code FALL11FF
Ends October 23

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Uniform

Shirt: Target: Free with coupon (was $3 on clearance)
Jeans: Forever 21 $10.50
Boots: Sway $20
Necklace: Torrid, Free with birthday coupon (was $10) 2010
Bangle: Billy the Tree c/o Deal Pulp

I think this is my new Fall uniform: skinny jeans or leggings, easy top, boots and jewelry.  
So comfortable and perfect for layering when it gets colder.  Maybe Autumn will be my new favorite season. Well, at least she'll move up to the #2 spot. 

These are my most fave boots ever and I've worn them down so much I might have to find a replacement. :( I like the height of them and the's going to be hard to find new ones.

In other news, do you not love this bangle?

P.S. Links to Deal Pulp are through my referral site..
thanks in advance if you sign up through me!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Woo hoo! Zara has a sale section!


                                         I'll be stalking you...

                                              Zara sale section

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Girl in the City

Shirt: Express (a few years ago) 
Skirt: Forever 21 $10 (2011)
Shoes: Payless $7 (2010)
Purse: Coach, gift from parents (1997)
Earrings: Kohls 

We were in the city for my niece's safari themed birthday party, so of course I had to get into the spirit! I didn't want to look too dressed up so I added the yellow skirt and shoes. 

I stopped by Zara on the way to the party to check out some stuff I found online and bought a purse as a present from Mr. Shopfreak for our anniversary :)  
I love being his personal shopper!

Disappointed to find out that they only have sale racks at certain times of the year. 
Guess I can't always get my bargain shopping fix there, but hopefully they'll add
a sales area to their website soon!

I'm also over at Distinct.Style. Innovation today for their feature.
They are showcasing the tribal/ navajo trend.

Just linked to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday" and real momma.real style
Stop by and see the other outfits. 

Momma Go Round

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another summer outfit

Tank: Old Navy <$5
Skirt: Charlotte Russe <$5
Shoes: Payless $7

Another catch-up post..I have almost 10 outfits on my camera waiting to be uploaded so I have to continue to post some of my summer outfits.  I probably should be posting them more regularly, but I don't want run out! 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Deal Alert: For mini fashionistas..

Photo Credit: familyFINDS!
 $15 for $30 at FashionPlaytes for girls to create their own clothing: 
How fun would this be! Perfect for all the budding fashion designers in your life.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Birthday Freebies

Today is my birthday so this month, I've already been racking up freebies! 
Here's the list of companies who treat you well on your birthday!

-Sephora: this year is a philosophy Birthday Girl bubble bath
-The Body Shop $10 with Love your Body Membership
-Victoria's Secret: $10 gift card 
-Cost Plus World Market: $10 coupon with membership
-Torrid: $10 with divastyle premium membership
-Coldwater Creek: $10 gift card
-Rue 21: $10 off $20 purchase
-Container Store: free reusable shopping bag 
-Charlotte Russe: 10% off and free shipping
-Black Angus: Free dinner
-Cold Stone Creamery: Buy 1 signature creations, get one free

I'll continue to update this so check back again! I'll link it to my Budget shopping page. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Note to Self: Add belt

Dress: Gift from In-laws
Belt: Old Navy $1

I usually wear this dress free-flowing, but I like it even more with a belt. More and more of my outfits are now worn with a belt...such an easy addition to re-mix to my wardrobe. 

Just linked to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday". 
Stop by and see the other outfits. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Playing Catch-up..

Dress: Charlotte Russe $2
Flip Flops: Payless 

It's already fall, but I still have outfits I haven't posted so I'm trying to catch up. 
I love this batik, tribal print and the ruffles.  This dress is enough of a statement on its own, without any accessories.  Its easy, comfortable and cute, can't beat that!

P.S. This outfit is also featured at Distinct. Style. Innovation for

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fashion Reality TV: Fashion Hunters

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I just watched the first episode of Fashion Hunters and I wanted to love it, but I'm just not hooked yet. Maybe it's because they didn't talk enough about the staff, maybe it's because its all about labels, I'm not sure. It might just be too label conscious and too expensive for my taste. I did like how they showed someone's closet and it was fun to see Simon Doonan. Maybe I'll watch a few more episodes before I decide.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ultimate Deal!

Dress: Old Navy $0.48!
Earrings: Forever 21 $3 in 2010
Flip Flops: Payless

How excited was I when I found this dress! The dress wasn't marked down, but I knew it was going to be pretty cheap. I had just bought a green printed version for $5 awhile ago and paid 50% off because one tie wasn't sewed on. Easy fix. I thought that was a deal, until I found the same dress in turquoise and in perfect condition for $2.50. When I got to the register when I found this version, it came up as $0.48 so I bought one for my BFF too. Maybe it's excessive to have three of the same dress, but it's just too cute!
Love Old Navy's additional 50% off clearance sales!

Just linked to The Pleated Poppy for "what I wore wednesday". 
Stop by and see the other outfits. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Book Review: Oh No She Didn't by Clinton Kelly

I recently borrowed this from the library and it had me laughing out loud. I heard later that it had the same effect on my mom so you have to check it out next time you are in a bookstore. I kinda skimmed through the book for anything that caught my eye and 
I did learn a few things: 

1) I should pay more attention to the condition of my shoes. I tend to use my money more for clothing so I probably wear my shoes down too much. 

2) Good posture: I always need a reminder on this one....

3) Some rules are just meant to be broken: the "no horizontal stripes" one especially...

It's fun to just look at the pics and if you have the time to read through, Clinton is kinda funny...