Sunday, August 11, 2013

Aerie Has Best Bra Sale Ev-ah!

Aerie fans, rejoice! The super cute bra and undies store has kicked off what they consider the BEST BRA SALE EV-AH! Shoppers can purchase every single bra that Aerie offers for just $20! If you're unfamiliar, that's more than 50% in savings in many styles.

Adore the company's newest bra styles, Lindsey and Lexi?! There's no better time to check out these super cute designs, as pictured below. New and old, A to DD, every bra is just twenty smackaroos no matter what!

The icing on the cake to this promotion (which in fact might really be the best bra sale ever) is that there are free shipping -- and returns -- on each order. I love when brands have promotions that don't slam you with shipping costs right as you're happily checking out with what you thought to be some awesome deals. Nope, no hidden costs here. Just $20 bras!

So check out the Aerie bra sale right now and enjoy these awesome perks while they last! (No pun intended, of course).

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Luxe For Less: Studded Ankle Strap Heels

A pair of statement heels is a must have, and there's nothing I love more than a sleek black silhouette and gold accents! Naturally, when I stumbled upon the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pump, I loved it. It was an edgy heel that channeled some of the popular trends out there right now like ankle straps and pointed heels. However, I do always love a good deal, so when I found some awesome lookalikes I squealed with excitement! (Is it bad that I'm being serious?)

Check out the newest edition of Luxe for Less below!

I personally love the Lulu*s versions better! The "gold" accents pop more than in the Valentino versions, and I think the Vegan nubuck suede actually looks a bit sharper than the designer leather versions.

Which pair of studded t-strap pointed heels do you like better?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Budding Business: BellesandBowtique

Due to my love of supporting small businesses and shopping independent endeavors, I've decided to start a new blog series: Budding Business. I will continuously feature great independent businesses that have great products and awesome potential!

For anyone in the teen or twenty something Twitter world, an "anon" is perfectly common. These anonymous accounts are themed around various things, from being single in your twenties, to being preppy and proud, to being bratty and spoiled. One of the more popular anon accounts, @belles_and_bows, isn't really anon at all. Britnee runs the popular Twitter account, and now she has channeled her creative talents -- and massive popularity -- into an Etsy business.

Aptly named BellesandBowtique, Britnee has created a cute little offering of handmade products. My favorite are her pocket tees. These pocket tees can either be ordered with individual patterns or with your personalized initial added as well!

Ranging from $18 for the basic tee to $20 for the personalized option, BellesandBowtique has these tees affordably priced, and they are too cute for words! Visit the BellesandBowtique Etsy shop here.

Would you rock a personalized pocket tee? I totally would! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Luxe for Less: Birkin on a Budget

The Birkin by Hermes has become an iconic bag of fame and fortune recently, and its popularity doesn't seem to be wavering. Originally turning heads because of paparazzi photos of celebs toting these luxe totes, the Birkin has now become a staple on everyday fashionistas' list of droolworthy must haves.

The Pink Ostrich tote is probably one of Hermes' most outlandish Birkin designs; its vibrant hue and unique texture make it stand out among all the other handbags in every room. Yet something is so classy and chic about this Birkin that despite its trendiness in pop culture, it is a bag that could be carried for seasons to come.

Some of Hollywood's most famous celebs, like Victoria Beckham and Lindsay Lohan, have been pictured carrying this daring bag. Naturally, that means it instantly became highly envied by the masses.


Searching for the shape and style of a Birkin on an average budget? House of Maxi has a stellar lookalike! For just $99.95, you can score their Hot Pink Ostrich Tote and add this attention grabbing bag to your wardrobe!

I like the gold accents of the House of Maxi lookalike more, even though the ostrich detailing is way more upscale and authentic looking on the Birkin. For a bag that costs thousands of dollars, that is to be expected. However, for those of us unwilling (or unable) to dish out some serious dough on a purse, this Birkin lookalike may be as good as it gets.

How do you feel about the iconic Birkin bag? Do you envy it unabashedly, or do you not see what all the fuss is about? Let me know!

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