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Friday, April 24, 2015

Favorite Fashion Friday: Spring Wishlist

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I know I have slacked on the on the FFF link ups!  I am finally back into the swing of things with the blog.  Instead of the normal favorite outfit of the week (since I can't even remember when the last link up was), I am bringing you some items I am craving now that the weather has finally turned warm.

spring 15 wishlist

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(Please follow all the rules.  If you don't we'll have to delete your post from the link up...and we really don't want to have to do that)

1. Follow your hosts

Follow your hosts via GFC or Bloglovin' and leave us a comment letting us know so that we can return the favor! 

2. Grab a button

Grab a button, put it at the bottom of your post, on your sidebar or in your linky list.  (or a text link works fine too!)

3. Link up

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week.  Please only link up outfit posts from the current week.  Posts that don't fit these guidelines (such as giveaways or old posts) will be deleted from the link up.

4. Comment & Hop Around

Comment on your host's blog and on at least one other linked up post.  Visit as many of the lovely blogs that are linked up. Comment and let them know you found them from Favorite Fashion Friday!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Look What I Got: Better than Lilly for Target

Sold Out LP for Target Shifts

As you've probably heard, the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection sold out in a matter of hours and sent basic b**ches everywhere into a tizzy.  I have been known to partake in a brightly colored shift dress myself, but not much gets me out of bed on a Sunday before 10 am.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw one of these coveted shifts sitting in the dressing room in one of my weekly Target trips, I would squeal with joy.  However, I think that the purpose of the collection (i.e. affordable Lilly for the masses) has been a bit diluted by the marked up eBay listings.  There are much better ways to get a Lilly shift below the $200 retail price.  You can check out discount sites like the Preppy Outlet or used clothing sites like Poshmark.  Or you can wait for the real deal during Lilly Pulitzer's twice a year After Party Sale.  Or you could forsake Lilly altogether and look at any of the other thousands of  shift dresses on the internet.
I don't want to forget that the Target collection contained more than the shift dresses.  There were accessories, shoes, and home items.  Below are a few similar items I found that might quench your thirst for brightly colored items.

Lily Target Espadrilles Alternatives

You can't go wrong with a pair of Soludos.  They may be the best shoes ever created.  Sorry Toms.
Lily for Target Headband Alternative

The Target collection cashed in on the turban headband trend.  However, these things are freakin' everywhere.  And for cheaper than the Target collection.  For example, Vera Bradley for only $16!  And of course Shopbop has a whole bunch of turban headbands.

Lily for Target Pineapple bowl and juicer alternative
And now everyone wants a gold-rimmed pineapple everything.  I can't give you the gold rim, by Envilu has a pineapple bowl for just $25.50!  Envilu doesn't have a pineapple adorned juicer, but theirs has a freakin' bird on it.  I think that's even cooler.

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1. follow your hosts

Sharon @ The Tiny Heart

2. grab a button
Or link back to one of your hosts, and help us promote Look What I Got!

3. link up!
Link up your post on what you got (for cheap)!
(Please don't link up your entire blog or any posts that are not "Look What I Got"! )

We love having you link up and we will be reading all your posts! So, if you don't follow the rules and link back you'll be put in time out (i.e. we'll delete your link).

4. mix and mingle
Visit some other blogs and let them know you found them through the link up!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Swagbucks Pays for the Movies!

We all love going to the movies during the summer. Whether you prefer the biggest blockbusters or the sweetest romantic comedy, Swagbucks can get you into the movies for free! Swagbucks is a rewards site that gives you points called “Swag Bucks” for things like searching, watching videos & browsing articles. You redeem those Swag Bucks for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal -- and yes, even to the movies.       
I'm still a relative newbie at earning Swagbucks, but I am well on my way to earning a $25 Target gift card!  I am saving up!
Here’s how Swagbucks can help you can turn watching videos online into your watching movies in the theater for free.  Earning 1,500 SB gets you enough for a $15 movie gift card from AMC or Regal Cinema! Whether you’re on the go, at home, or stuck at a desk, here’s how you can get your $15 movie gift card in just 1 week:       
  • SBTV mobile on Android & iOS: Earn up to 36 SB per day watching everything from food videos & news to Hulu clips & music videos - 252 SB       
  • app on Android & iOS: Get 18 SB per day watching the latest movie trailers - 126 SB       
  • EntertaiNOW app on Android & iOS (US only) - You can also earn another 18 SB per day checking out news on movies and TV shows, behind-the-scenes interviews and celebrity gossip - 126 SB       
  • SBTV on Desktop: Watch a little bit of everything, including Hulu clips & music videos, but with a higher earning cap of 150 SB per day - 1,050 SB       
When you have a specific SB goal (like a $15 AMC or Regal Cinema gift card) and a plan of action, you’ll get gift cards faster and check out the newest action-comedy or Oscar-nominated drama without spending extra money. There are even more ways to earn SB online, so take a look around and see what works best for you. You don’t have to wait until the next blockbuster comes out to start saving up with Swagbucks!       
If you're not a Swagbucks member yet, sign up here!
Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links, which may result in my earning Swagbucks. 
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Polka Dots, a Midi Skirt, and Transitions

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Midi skirts are the perfect winter to spring transition pieces in my opinion.  If you chose not to wear them with tights, they still provide a little more coverage on cooler days.  And they can be paired with booties to keep your toesies warm or some peep toe heels once it gets warmer.  Right now I have to keep on a light sweater and some layers because it just isn't warm enough for that crop top quite yet (which also looks great with a high-waisted midi). 

Midi Skirt: J. Crew (similar)
Sweater: J. Crew (options)
Polka dot button down: J. Crew (similar)
Booties: Macy's (similar)
Watch: Fossil (similar)
Bracelet: Groopdealz (similar)
Necklace: Perry Street via Rocks Box
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Piperlime 40% off Sale!

You're probably pretty bummed about the demise of Piperlime.  However, there is a silver lining.  And that silver lining is cheap designer duds.  Everything, yes everything, at Piperlime is now an extra 40% off!  Check out some of my favs below!

Piperlime Sale

Shop the Post!

Floral crop top ($30 after sale)
Floral Bomber Jacket ($39 after sale)
Gingham Skirt ($42 after sale) 
Crystal Bracelet ($24 after sale)
Michael Stars straw hat ($21 after sale) 
Nude Flats ($51 after sale) 
Statement Earrings ($54 after sale)

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