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Steal vs. Splurge: Vintage-Inspired Chain Crossbody Bag

When you’re looking to add some classic luxury to an outfit, nothing’s more on point than a saddle bag with vintage vibes. While I don’t believe in buying fake designer anything EVER, there’s no shame in jumping on the vintage-inspired trend on a budget.

Chloe Drew Leather Crossbody Bag Nordstrom

Splurge: Chloe ‘Drew’ Leather Crossbody Bag from Nordstrom ($1850)

If you’re someone who can splurge on the Chloe bag, go for it! You’ll get what you paid for just by the quality of the leather alone. However, if you’re anything like me and most people, the Chloe Crossbody is probably out of reach. When you can’t afford your dream designer bag, I always suggest going for something that’s inexpensive and unique and this Faux Leather Saddle Bag fits the bill (literally). Happy shopping and aspiring!

Faux Leather Chain Saddle Bag

Steal: Contrast Faux Leather Chain Saddle Bag from SheIn.com ($29.99)

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Shopping for Wardrobe Essentials

If there are two things I’m always shopping for it’s tops and jackets. While a basic black blazer is always great to have, they often wear out easily from overuse and aren’t always great for spring and summer looks. As for tops, my shirts tend to wear out way before my jeans do so I’m always on the lookout for casual chic tops.

Lyst Shopping Tops

  1. Oasis Tie Shoulder Bardot Top  2. Quiz Blue Aztec Print Vest Top  3. Cupcakes and Cashmere Blushing Floral Peplum Tank  4. Women’s Sub Urban Riot Sunday Morning Tee  5. Women’s Lucky Brand Peace Hand Graphic Slub Knit Cotton Tank 

I recently discovered Lyst, a London-based fashion site where you can shop thousands of designers in one place. It’s super easy to use so if I’m not careful I could stay on Lyst for hours. With summer coming into full swing, I’m finding that I’m low on tanks and tees so I’ve been surfing my favorite sites looking to build up my summertime wardrobe.

For those dressier days and cooler nights, I’ve also been on the lookout for new jackets and blazers. I’m still amazed how the right blazer can dress up any outfit. Since you should always diversify your wardrobe like you diversify your portfolio, you can never have enough colors.

Coats Blazers Jackets Aspiring Socialite Lyst Shopbop

  1. Women’s Sanctuary Sunset Safari Band Collar Twill Jacket  2. Free People Shrunken Jean Jacket  3. Rebecca Taylor Denim Peplum Jacket  4. Kate Spade Downtown Denim Jacket  5. Women’s BLANKNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Above are my top picks for tops and below are some coats I’m crushing on. To help me decide which ones to get, tell me which are your favs in the comments.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Thanksgiving Drinking Accessories!

For most of us Thanksgiving means two things – good food and good times with the ones you love. But sometimes even the ones you love the most can fall into the category of “difficult relative.” So this is where the wine comes in.

Nordstrom Thanksgiving

Difficult relatives can be especially hard to handle during an election year. We’ve all seen how one politically fueled comment can turn a perfectly civil Thanksgiving dinner into round three of the Republican National Debate. So with the 2016 election just around the corner, Thanksgiving celebrations across the country need more than just wine.

This year, wine, champagne and beer bottles need to accessorize for the occasion. I’m particularly fond of these ‘This Wine Pairs Well with Turkey and Difficult Relatives’ Bottle Tags and  ‘Stay Fancy’ Wine Glasses. Thankfully, however, there are so many fab Thanksgiving accessories to choose from this year! Here’s some more to gobble up for Turkey Day.

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ShopAtHome.com: Summer Style Essentials

If you’re anything like me, chances are shopping online is one of your favorite hobbies. Instead of treating myself to a midnight snack, I like to treat myself to a midnight shopping spree. But, no matter what time of day you like to browse the Internet for deals, you might as well get rewarded for it. That’s where ShopAtHome.com comes in.

ShopAtHome.com is an online coupon and cash back site that partners with thousands of top online retailers. With its exclusive deals, cash back reminders, rewards and more, ShopAtHome.com makes online shopping even more fun and budget-friendly. You can rack up rewards on everything from your everyday essentials to high end items.

In the spirit of summer, I’ve been shopping ShopAtHome.com for some poolside essentials from top retailers such as Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Kohl’s. Here are some of my favs. Hello cash back!

ShopAtHome.com coupons deals

1) Disney’s Minnie Mouse a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Open-Back Print Dress 2) Flamingo Pool Float 3) Dolce & Gabbana Enchanted Garden Leopard Cat-Eye 53MM Sunglasses 4) Jack Rogers Jacks Raffia Thong Sandals 5) Women’s Striped Tote Handbag with Neon Beaded Tassels

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Affordable Holiday Ensembles

In my world, tightening your belt means going on a relaxing diet cleanse at a faraway spa and coming back 10 pounds lighter. But, in the real world where I currently reside, it means trying to do more with less which is often necessary, but never fun. In honor of the hardest time of the year to save money, I’ve put together two amazing holiday ensembles complete with accessories for those upcoming holiday parties.

1.  Dorothy Perkins Black Embellished Shift Dress:  This dress only looks expensive.  Dorothy Perkins has an amazing selection of affordable holiday dresses.

2.  Sabine Black Deco Ring: Make an affordable statement with this fabulous black and gold cocktail ring.

3.  Nine West Gold Peep Toe Pumps: These statement shoes will go perfect with your statement ring.  It’s like having sparkling Christmas ornaments on your feet.

4.  Betsey Johnson Pearl Bow Studs:  These classy studs remind me of the bows on Christmas gifts.

5.  Flocked White Spruce Slim Artificial Christmas Tree: It’s always a good time to decorate A Christmas tree!  I used to be against fake trees, but I’ve come to realize that they can be just as glamourous.

 

 

1.  Dorothy Perkins Aubergine Ottoman Flare Dress: Like I said before, Dorothy Perkins has some of the most amazing affordable holiday dresses this year.  Love the flattering cut of this burgundy dress with its festive color.

2.  Nordstrom Sheer Knee High Stockings: Since this dress is rather conservative, I added some knee high stockings to keep you on the naughty list.

3.  ASOS Curb Chain Triangle Necklace: This unique necklace design goes perfect with the dress. It’s bound to turn heads and result in compliments.

4.  BaubleBar Gold Arrow Ring: Gold always goes perfect with burgundy making this the perfect ring for this holiday outfit.

5.  Mossimo Versie Platform Leopard Pump: This semi sexy shoe will add flare to this ensemble with the knee highs.