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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Look What I Got: August Purchases

August 2015 Purchases

1.  Mara Hoffman Cutout Maxi Dress via Bloomingdale's // similar pictured (Orig. $260, Paid $60)
2.  Madden Girl Fringe Purse via DSW (Orig. $55, Paid $31)
3.  Lilly Pulitzer Iggy Cut Out Shift (Orig. $198, Paid $69)
4.  Kate Spade Glitter Keds via Poshmark // similar (Orig. $80, Paid $40)
5.  Kate Spade Cat iPhone case c/o ShopBop (Orig. $35, gifted)
6.  Lilly Pulitzer Charlene Shift // similar (Orig. $178, Paid $69)
7.   Calvin Klein tie dyed shirt via Bloomingdale's (Orig. $80, Paid $15)
8.  Lilly Pulitzer Elsa in Big Flirt // similar (Orig. $158, Paid $79)
9.   Kate Spade Cat's Meow Necklace c/o ShopBop (Orig. $78, gifted)
10.  Lilly Pulitzer Marielle Sweater (Orig. $88, Paid $29)
11.  Leopard Flats via DSW // similar (Orig. $50, Paid $28)
12.  Target Embellished Slip Ons (Orig. $25, Paid $19)
13.  Lilly Pulitzer Alexa Shift (Orig. $198, Paid $69)
14.  Lilly Pulitzer Marcy Sweater via Plato's Closet (Orig. $78, Paid $24)
15. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mab Tote c/o ShopBop (Orig. $175, gifted)
16. Modcloth Hello Sunshine Flats via Poshmark (Orig. $40, Paid $15)

Total Original Price: $1,488 (excluding free items)
Amount Spent: $547
Amount Saved: $941
Total Percentage Saved: 63%
Clothes Sold on Instagram and Poshmark: $311
Spent $236!

Bloomingdale's Semi-Annual Sale (50% off clearance)
DSW Clearance Rack (extra 30-50% off)
Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

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Link up your post on what you got (for cheap)!
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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).

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Wrap up your fall look with Stella & Dot's Union Square Scarf in Fresh Tangerine Mixed Print. This luxurious printed scarf is yours for only $14.99 when you spend $50 or more at Stella & Dot between 9/1 and 9/8. 

This bright and beautiful scarf, which retails at $59, will definitely add a twist to any outfit. With myriad ways to wear it—twisted, double-up, wrapped, tied—it may very well be your most versatile wardrobe piece! 

All you need to do to add this attractive accessory to your ensemble is spend $50 or more (not including starter kits, gift cards, shipping and tax) and then manually add the Union Square Scarf in Fresh Tangerine Mixed Print to your cart. The discount will then apply in your shopping cart. 

So get your shop on at Stella & Dot because this offer ends on 9/8 at 9:00pm PST

Please note that purchase of the scarf does not count towards the $50 and it's limited to one discounted pouch per order.
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Fast and Easy Money with NJ Lottery's Fast Play

Who’s ready to win some fast cash?  The New Jersey Lottery’s newest game Fast Play is the way to go!  Fast Play is the newest and easiest way to win with the NJ Lottery.  
The tickets offer quick play styles and are printed directly from the register (just ask for Fast Play!) or a Lottery terminal.  I purchased my tickets at my local 7-11.  I purchased $15 worth of tickets in just a few seconds by scanning the appropriate bar codes at the lottery terminal.  There are little tear-away cards on the terminal that you can use to get your tickets instantly.
Tickets range from $1 to $10 per ticket. ($10 games coming soon!).  Fast Play games will be refreshed and changed every few months, so always be on the lookout for a new favorite.
I went for a few $1 Red Hot Numbers tickets.  These babies have the best odds at 1 in 3 and you can win up to $1,000.  This game has you match your numbers to the hot numbers and the more numbers you can match, the higher the prize. 
I laid out $2 for a 10x the Cash ticket for a chance to win up to $5,000 with 1 in 3.8 odds.  Again. this one is all about matching your numbers to the winning numbers.  
I decided to go big and get 2 Bling Bling Bucks tickets.  They're $5 each but you have a 1 in 3.2 chance of winning up to $25,000!  You have to match like prizes to win that prize.  And there are two bonus games on the bottom of the ticket!
You know instantly if you've won!  No scratching or waiting for drawings required!  To play all you have to do is review the symbols printed on your ticket.  I chose to take my tickets home and peruse them over a cup of coffee.  But, if I was really curious about my potential winnings, I could have found out instantly right there in the store!  
I sat down and began to visualize prancing through Bloomingdale's with my winnings (an perhaps that new dishwasher I have my eye on because I am a boring adult now).  I began matching numbers, but the odds were not in my favor that day.
Sadly, I didn't win.  My dreams of a new fall wardrobe (and not having to hand wash all my dishes) slowly slipped away.  But, I'll be picking up another ticket with my morning coffee next weekend!  It's always fun to dream and the odds of these games are just too good to pass up!
For more information visit New Jersey Lottery.
You must be 18 or older to buy a lottery ticket. The New Jersey Lottery reminds players, it's only a game...remember to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1800-GAMBLER®.
Disclaimer:  I was provided $15 by Blog Meets Brand and the NJ Lottery to purchase the above-mentioned Fast Cash tickets.  I was also compensated for this post, but all opinions and content are 100% mine.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer Dress and Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

Irresistable Me  (2)
I've never ever ever tried hair extensions.  I always just figured it would look like a wig or a box of hair sitting on my head.  However, Irresistible Me  has proven me wrong.

Irresistable Me  (1)
First things first, they cam packaged beautifully.  It wasn't just a box of hair that showed up on my doorstep. They package one weft of hair separately so that you can take it out and test the color, length, and thickness to make sure you really really want to keep the set of extensions.

The actual extensions are made of real human hair in wefts with one, two, three, or four clips attached. The clips are easy to put in by yourself.  The installation process, if you will, is pretty easy. 
1. Separate your hair into two, three, or four horizontal sections, depending on the thickness of your hair.  Mine took three sections.
2. Start with the largest weft (4 clips) and slid it into the bottom layer of hair at the back of your head with the clips open.  Make sure the weft is lying flat and press the clips closed.
3. Fill in the bottom layer at the front with the 2 clip wefts on either side.
4. Smooth the middle sections of hair over the wefts and place a 3 clip weft in the middle layer part.  
5. Fill in the middle later at the front with the single clip wefts.
6. Smooth the top layer of hair over. I wound up with the three clip weft left over.
And now for the results!
Irresistible Me Hair Extensions B and A
I was super duper happy with the results! According to the Scot, the new look was very "90's Jennifer Aniston."  Great.  Because to women in my generation, Friends-era Jennifer Aniston is the pinnacle of beauty.  

Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (5)
Irresistable Me hair extensions, because they are real human hair, can be washed, dyed, and/or heat-styled. I was lucky enough that one of the plethora of colors offered perfectly matched my hair color. For styling, I sprayed each weft with heat protectant spray and ran a flat iron through them.  I finished them off with a little anti-frizz spray because the extensions were a bit frizzy (and the NJ humidity is at 99.9999%).

Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (7) Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (8)
And, again, because these are made of real human hair, they should be washed to remove hair spray and such when you want to re-style them.  They should be washed with a shampoo that does not contain much sulfates because these will degrade the extensions.
Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (11)
Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (12) Irresistable Me Lilly for Target Giraffe (14)

Giraffeey Shift: Lilly Pulitzer for Target (similar)
Rayne Necklace: Kendra Scott via Rocks Box (exact)
Sarra Cuff: Loren Hope via Rocks Box (worn, exact)
Renegade Spike Cluster Bracelet: Stella & Dot via Poshmark (wornsimilar)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (wornsimilar)
Sandals: Kate Spade via Bloomingdale's (worn, exact)
Purse: Betsey Johnson (worn, similar)

Sign up for Rocks Box here and use code tarabff to get your first month free!

Disclaimer: I was provided the hair extensions free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Modcloth Labor Day Sale!

ModCloth Labor Day Sale

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Summer's going out with a bang at ModCloth! Nab 100s of last-chance summer looks and autumn-ready must-haves at up to 30% off during the Go 'Fall' Out sale. Want to get in on the sale action early? App users get first dibs on all the deals, so download it for FREE today!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. 
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