Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pink Serenity

Shirt: Victoria's Secret
Scarf: Kohls? 
Purse: Coach, gifted, old

Becoming a stylist for Stella & Dot has created a whole new list of outfits to put together to showcase my new jewelry for my blog. It's been a good starting off point and a way to get creative with new outfits. I started this one with the earrings and I wore a bright pink lipstick to match. I haven't used this purse in awhile so it was perfect to add 
a bigger pop of pink to my simple outfit. 

I wore the scarf/earring/lipstick combo earlier this month with a black dress and boots to work, but didn't get a picture. That's what is hardest about blogging in the winter. I just don't have time to take pictures in the morning so I've decided to try to wear my blog-able outfits from Fridays-Sundays when there's more time to get an outfit pic. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Furry Leona

Sweater: Marshalls $10
Shirt: Target
Cargo skinnies: Ross
Shoes: Kohls

A luxe version of an outfit with the Leona Pendant. 
I love all the neutral/ olive colors in this one. 
I'm even more into faux fur this year so I'm glad to 
already have some pieces in my wardrobe. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Turquoise Statement

Dress: TJMaxx, old
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Purse: Walmart

I'm all about unique and interesting jewelry so I had to add this piece to my collection even though I have 1001 turquoise necklaces.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Dress: Ross, old
Boots: Mervyns, old
Purse: Michael Kors via Macy's, gifted
Earrings: Stella & Dot Renegade, retired

This was my Thanksgiving outfit and a couple of my designer-informed aunts asked if it was Missoni. I wanted to wear something warm, dressy and comfy so this sweater dress was perfect. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My first blogger award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award by a fellow blogger, Tiffany at Fabu-less in Heels. Thank you Tiffany, I'm so honored!  It's my first blog award ever! The Liebster award is a blogger appreciation award for bloggers with less than 200 followers.  Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, dearest.  Here is what you do if you are 
nominated for a Liebster Award:

  • Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  • They must also answer the 11 question the tagger set for them
  • They must create 11 more questions they have decided to ask the bloggers they tag
  • They must then choose 11 bloggers with under 200 followers to tag and give the award to
  • These lucky bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog
Here are 11 things about me:
  1. I'm a girly girl
  2. My favorite color is pink, but I love color and have other favorite colors that change over time.
  3. In real life, only my two best friends know that I'm a blogger
  4. Ever since I became a mom, I cry over everything!
  5. I'm a reality TV junkie!
  6. I'm crafty and enjoy scrapbooking, card making, crocheting
  7. My favorite thing about fashion is being able to wear a different look each day
  8. My favorite exercise is walking while I shop
  9. I wish I could cook well and knew lots of good recipes
  10. I love the beach
  11. I spend too much time on the internet
Tiffany's 11 questions:
  1. What's your favorite movie? Right now, probably Tangled
  2. What's your biggest regret? I don't think I have any regrets, everything happens for a reason
  3. What's your favorite store? TJMaxx
  4. What was the best vacation you ever took and why? any cruise
  5. What motivates you? boredom
  6. What is your favorite food? dark chocolate
  7. Who do you look up to? my parents
  8. What is your favorite money saving strategy? reading as much as you can because there are so many tips to take advantage of
  9. What do you do when you need a pick me up? pinterest!
  10. What is one thing on your bucket list? to go to Paris
  11. Name two things you can't live without. : my fam and good food
I'm nominating the following blogs for the award: 
Thanks to all of you for following my blog or commenting! I appreciate it! 
  1. My Fashionate Life
  2. Method Clothe
  3. Love Sparkle Pretty
  4. A Journey in Effortless Style
  5. Blissfully Blessed
  6. Simply Lulu Style
  7. In My 40's and in Style
  8. Two Love Birds Without a Nest
  9. Jen's Outfit Journal
  10. Jane Squared
  11. The Serena Saga
My questions:
  1. What is your favorite treat?
  2. What is your most favorite blogged outfit?
  3. Who is your favorite fashion blogger?
  4. Do you have goals for your blog?
  5. Do you have a clothing budget?
  6. What is the best deal you've ever gotten?
  7. Where do you want to visit?
  8. What is your favorite food dish to make?
  9. What is your favorite online store?
  10. Where do you find inspiration?
  11. What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Serenity Necklace

Shirt: Target, gifted from BFF
Cardi: Wet Seal $5

This is one of my favorite necklaces for Stella & Dot and so I was so excited that I earned it through an incentive with my very generous upline. Since I wanted the whole focus to be on the necklace, I kept the outfit really simple. I love how my other pieces complement but don't exactly match the necklace. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Black Dye

Dress: Macys
Necklace: Vera Wang via Kohls
Belt: free with different dress
Bracelet: Macys
Shoes: Marshalls

I love easy, comfortable dresses like this one. 
I just noticed how that cutouts in my sandals and bracelet match the tie-dye print. 

Monday, December 10, 2012


Dress: old
Blue bangle: Emerson Bangle
Gold Bracelet: Luxor Link

I've had this dress forever, but I still love the print. Even though it's still down, I tried to change up my hair a little too with a blue headband. 
Don't you love all my blue and gold Stella & Dot pieces..

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Leona

Sweater: JCPenney
Shirt: Victoria's Secret
Maxi skirt: Express, old
Necklace: Stella & Dot Leona
Sandals: Marshalls

Loving the bold look of the Leona necklace, it's so boho! It's a hand-cut labradorite stone so each one is unique. It has hints of olive green in the stone so I wore the maxi skirt to match. Before I chose this necklace, I thought of at least 8 outfits I could wear with this so I'm sure the Leona will make an appearance on my blog a lot more :)

(I've been pinned!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh So Serenity

Dress: Ross, old

A simple grey work dress is so much better with my fave earrings. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Chevron Crushing

Dress: Target
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Earrings: Stella & Dot Renegade

I love dresses that are comfortable and loose like this. 
So easy to wear with some gold jewelry. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Lillith Faire

Shirt: Target, free with coupon
Jeans: Forever 21 $10.50
Necklace: Stella & Dot Lillith Fringe
Bracelet: Stella & Dot Luxor Link

This is one of those necklaces that looks so much better on and in person than any catalog picture. It's my new favorite and I love how it looks with mustard yellow. My new statement necklaces are for sure going to my winter wardrobe way more exciting. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Flying Pegasus

Dress: Old Navy
Boots: Fashion Bug

This is my most favorite statement necklace ever from Stella & Dot and why I continued to follow their product line. It's so unique and I'm so glad I decided to get it when I signed up as a stylist. It's also much more versatile that I thought it would be.  I wore this purple dress to highlight the necklace and got so many compliments at work. 
Long live the pegasus!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Dress; Marshalls $15
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Off White bangle: free, Baublebar rewards program
Purse: JCPenney 
Wedges: Kohls $20

My inspiration for this outfit was my grecian necklace. I love the look of the leaves and how it pairs so nicely with the purple and my bracelets. I wore this dress also to celebrate my anniversary with mr. shopfreak.

(Thanks for pinning me twice, ShopLately!) 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nerd Wear

Sweater: Target $5 2011
Jeans: Target, free with coupon
Boots: Mervyns, therefore old! $10
Glasses: c/o Firmoo
Necklace: Gold Stella & Dot On the Mark (Available in Silver

 I received my new glasses today so I wanted to go nerdy. I really only need to wear glasses when I drive at night so I don't usually wear glasses in my outfit pics. 

Firmoo contacted me to try out their website and offered any pair of glasses to review. 
I loved being able to upload a picture and "try out" the glasses first. I was able to find 8 frames that I liked and took a very unscientific survey within my household 
to pick the winner. 

I chose these brown frames based solely on how my uploaded picture looked.  Then all I had to do was add in my prescription information. I was a little hesistant to order glasses online, but the glasses look exactly how they look on my uploaded photo. If you'd like to try it out yourself, Firmoo offers the first pair of glasses for free! 
You just have to pay for shipping. 

Here's a pic of how my glasses arrived. It included a hard shell case, a drawstring bag, eyeglass cloth, a mini screwdriver and 2 screws. 

Thanks Firmoo!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Coral Capri

Cardi: old
Tank: Target
Skirt: H&M $7
Belt: Rue21 $2

Planned this outfit around my earrings, I love the style and gradient colors.  
I picked up the orange/coral through my flirty skirt. 
The silhouette of a full short skirt is so cute and girly.  Love!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Date Night

Dress: Forever 21 <$25
Shoes: Marshalls $10
Clutch: bought on cruise, $10

Date Night in the city with mr.shopfreak? Yes, please! Love any chance to get all dressed up! I wanted to wear my Stella & Dot green Serenity Drop Earrings so I built my outfit around it. To showcase my earrings even more, I wore my hair up in a side bun using these spiral clips that my co-worker told me about. 

The event was a fundraiser for SF Performances at the City Club. I remember hearing about this venue when we were planning our wedding, but I had no idea how pretty it was. I was even more excited to find the Diego Rivera fresco as we moved to the dinner room. 
Good music, good food, great night. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fave shopping time: Forever 21 BOGO!

Dress: Forever 21 $3.50
Necklace: c/o ShopLately
Orange Bracelet: Stella & Dot Lindsay

I'm getting so much use of this necklace, I love it! Another comfy striped t-shirt dress from  the Forever 21 BOGO (buy one get one free sale). I cannot resist those sales! My store seems to bring out more and more stuff so I always have to check back to see what's new. I try to remember to hold out from buying anything there because I've found almost everything that I want will end up on the sale rack.  

(Thanks for pinning me, ShopLately!)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Online Shop Review: Century 21

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CENTURY 21. All opinions are 100% mine.


When I was planning my trip to New York City back in college, my shopping list included a visit to Century 21, but we were so busy that week that we didn't have time to shop there. :( So glad that I just recently came across the  Century 21 website and found lots of cute products at great prices! Check these out: 


Love this striped peplum top! It would look so cute layered with a blazer.  ($14.97)

Cute biker boots in Taupe! I'm in need of more flat boots and you can't beat the $23.31 price.

Red quilted jacket ($24.97) So cute!

They also do designer flash sales in their StyleOn section for members. I sign up as a member for shopping sites, facebook pages and twitter feeds  to have access to discounts and exclusive sales. Just create an email address specifically for that purpose so it won't clog up your real email address :)

I'm hoping that one of these days I can visit their storefront in NYC (Downtown or Lincoln Square).  Maybe I'll win their Empire Hotel sweepstakes for a trip back to NYC and a $500 wardrobe. Doesn't hurt to enter..I've been really lucky lately so hopefully the luck continues!

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Happy Shopping!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Blazer: c/o eShakti (similar)
Shirt: old
Necklace: Kohls
Jeans: Target

I was so honored when eShakti contacted me to do a review and was even more excited when I was able to choose anything I wanted from the site. I would typically choose a dress over anything else, but I loved how this blazer looked on other bloggers. So smart that they've linked to past blogger reviews because it makes such a difference seeing an item on someone other than a model or a dress form.  I'll have to suggest that they take their idea one step further and link the reviews to the product page. 

My favorite feature at eShakti is the option to customize based on your measurements and preferences. I have a hard time ordering online, especially when there isn't a brick and mortar store to be able to return the item to. Since I was able to add in my measurements to my order, there were no worries. It fit me perfectly!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Election Day

Dress: Old Navy

I thought I'd go blue in honor of Election Day. We took our girls to see voting in action so we all got to sport "I Voted" stickers afterwards. I love how many polling places are offering "I Voted" stickers in different languages!