Friends, Family and Sales

It’s that time of year again — many stores are running their Friends & Family Sales to entice us into some spring spending. Inside, a few sales that I’ve been waiting for, starring Shopbop. Shopbop’s Friends & Family period is one of the sales I set aside some spending cash for. I usually either go big (i.e. purchase one big-ticket…
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RECENT PURCHASES I ♥

Off The Beaten Path: Like Anthropologie, elsewhere

Anthropologie’s Spring 2014 clothing offerings look more promising by the day. I am still longing for that old Anthro feeling however and it’s led me to seek out other retailers that might fit the bill. This is a topic that I get asked about a lot: where to find clothing like Anthropologie’s old stuff. Inside, details on the 4 dresses…
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CURRENT CRAVINGS

Off Topic: Makeup, makeup, makeup

A NARS makeup artist preps a model for the Creatures of The Wind show at New York Fashion Week A/W 2014. photo source: NARS Instagram These last several weeks I’ve been flattered to have email, Instagram and Twitter dialogues with community members wondering how I do my makeup. Suffice to say that my makeup application skills have been steadily improving…
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Recent Zara wins + wants

BELTED TRENCH COAT
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
OPEN KNIT TOP
HEELED SUEDE ANKLE BOOTS
ANIMAL PRINT LEATHER MINI CROSSBODY BAG
STRIPED SWEATER
PACKABLE RAINCOAT
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
TIED KNIT TOP
SPLIT LEATHER FRINGED CROSSBODY BAG
MOCK NECK SWEATER
DOUBLE BREASTED TRENCH COAT WITH BUTTONS
EMBROIDERED SKIRT
MULTICOLOR KNIT DRESS
HEELED SLINGBACK VINYL SHOE
TEXTURED KNIT DRESS WITH RUFFLES DETAILS
STUDDED SLINGBACK BALLET HEELS
WATER RESISTANT HOODED TRENCH COAT
HEELED LEATHER SQUARE TOE SANDALS
TORTOISESHELL WIDE HEELED SANDALS
SCALLOP TRIM POPLIN SHIRT
SLINGBACK LEATHER HEELS
ORGANZA FLOWER EARRINGS
BELTED COAT
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
PRINTED KNIT TOP
FAUX SUEDE FRINGED OVERSHIRT
OPENWORK SWEATER
DOUBLE-FACED JACKET
DOUBLE BREASTED BUTTONED COAT
BELTED JACKET WITH POCKETS
FLORAL ORGANZA HOOP EARRINGS
PLEATED SKIRT
TOP WITH TIE WAIST
METALLIC THREAD RUFFLED TOP
ANIMAL PRINT BOX BAG
PACK OF SPARKLING MULTICOLOR HAIR CLIPS
OVERSIZED COAT WITH POCKETS
STUDDED ANIMAL PRINT SNEAKERS
EMBROIDERED BLOUSE
REVERSIBLE XL KLIMT TOTE BAG
POCKET CAPE
EVERYDAY BACKPACK
BACKPACK WITH RING
FAUX PEARL BEJEWELED EARRINGS
LEATHER EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
MID-HEIGHT HEELED ANKLE BOOTS WITH STRETCHY PANELS
SEMICIRCULAR CROSSBODY BAG
ANIMAL PRINT TOP
CONTRASTING LACE DRESS
SPLIT LEATHER HEELED COWBOY ANKLE BOOTS
LACE TOP
RUFFLED BLOUSE
MULTICOLORED STRIPED TOP
FLORAL PRINT DRESS
PLEATED SKIRT
ROCKER LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG WITH CHAIN
FAUX LEATHER SKIRT
STUDDED EQUESTRIAN CROSSBODY BAG
FRINGED PLAID JACKET
SEQUIN RUFFLED TOP
LEATHER MID-HEEL SLINGBACKS
LACE TOP
PLEATED DRESS
FAUX SUEDE SKIRT
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
SATIN SKIRT
CROPPED FLEECE COAT
WIDE HEELED SLINGBACKS
ANIMAL PRINT MINI BAG
RUFFLED EMBROIDERED SHIRT
SUEDE LOOK COAT
RUFFLED DRESS
PACK OF PEARL AND ACETATE BARRETTES
SATIN DRESS
SPARKLY KNIT BLOUSE
FRINGE JACKET
OVERSIZED COTTON COAT
LACE TOP
ANIMAL EMBOSSED SHOPPER BAG
ANIMAL PRINT BLOUSE
HOUNDSTOOTH COAT
PRINTED MINI DRESS
FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE
SATIN SKIRT

Off the beaten path: Loving these shoes & boots

Shoes…I might have a few pairs. No matter how I feel or look or whatever one thing is certain: none of my outfits are complete without a rocking pair of shoes or boots! I thought it would be fun to have an open discussion post about what shoes we have in our closets that we love, purchases that didn’t work…
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Off Topic: Free People wishlisting

How about a little rock n’roll with your boho? Free People’s We the Free X-Back Tee ($68) and the Litter Spine Body Chain ($218). A bunch of you have asked me what’s on my Free People wishlist at the moment. How about a little Saturday meandering with Anthropologie’s sister brand? Free People is one of EA’s affiliate sponsors in part…
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Sponsored: Lucky Brand launches its Made in the USA collection, plus a …

In the market for some new jeans? I feel like I am always looking for one more pair, whether it’s that perfect everyday denim or the trendy jean that will satisfy my latest and greatest craving. Lucky Brand has teamed up with Effortless Anthropologie for a special promotion: 20% off your order and free shipping with any regular priced jeans…
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REMINDER: Protect yourself when conducting online transactions!

Every so often I think it’s important to send a reminder to the community about protecting ourselves during online transactions. As another scam seems to be unfolding, this time in a Facebook group I want to address all of our EA Trade Market users. The Trade Market is certainly not the only buy/sell/swap group out there. I’m also a member…
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