Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Saturday Is...Secret Sale!


Saturday Is...Secret Sale! 
The Kate Spade Saturday Secret Sale has begun, 
and I found some really cute signature Saturday items for $16! 
And I just had to add the leather gold polka dot wallet in for fun! It's SO cute.


Shopping Links:
Tee-$16. SOLD OUT.
Saturday Is Magic clutch $16 (Was $40)
Lots of Dots Continental Wallet $37.50 (Was $125)
Saturday Is Dance Parties clutch $16 (Was $40)

What are you getting from the sale? Hurry the items are going fast!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Shoes: Nordstrom Rack #CLEARTHERACK Sale!




Have you shopped the Nordstrom Rack #ClearTheRack event yet? Let me tell you guys, I go EVERY year and this year there seems to be a lot of luck in the air because the shoe section was insanely delicious with scores to be found. The clearance, which is an extra 25% off started Dec 26 and ends Jan.4. So there's plenty of time to make it down to your store and hunt.

This visit was purely shoe shopping, I think I spent a good 2 hours in that dept alone. I actually didn't see a lot in my size AT THE START. BUT, luckily my husband was with me and he actually found all the shoes we ended up buying!

The thing is when you shop these events, don't limit your searching to to your shoe size aisle because there's a GREAT chance that it's already mixed up in another size aisle. Yep. I found dozens in my size that were not in the right place, not too surprising since people tend to leave shoes behind and put them in the first convenient spot.

Here are a few stand outs I saw in various sizes:
Note: I calculated the 25% off in the price below each picture, so it's the final price with discount.



Converse Missoni
 From $24.73 for low tops to $29.98 (Orig $99.97) for high top sneakers. 
These are still at the Nordstrom shoe dept, on sale, but not at the Rack prices!

 Kate Spade New York cork ballet flats for $37.12 (Org.Price $198)


Kate Spade New York x Keds sneakers for $17.23. (Orig. Price $75)

 Kenneth Cole slide-on sneakers
Clearance for $41.23 (Orig. Price $139.95)



 Jeffrey Campbell jelly flats. The no brainer bargain. $9.73! (Orig. Price $29.99)

  This one was a shocker! 
Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse espadrilles. $34.20! (Orig. Price $228)
It killed me that these were not in my size.

 House of Harlow 1960 leather espadrilles.
$21.75 (Orig. Price $145)
Still sold at HoH shopping web page at full price!

 Tory Burch.
Now $40.50 (Orig. Price $135)

 Vera Wang espadrilles.
$26.25. (Orig. Price $175)

Hello Lover!
I saved the BEST SCORE of the day for SJP and her Etta pump!
Fabulous in so many ways.
The price? 95.62. (Orig. Price $425)

Here's my victorious shoe haul:
All four of my fave deisgner shoes for $157.08.
A retail value over $700!

2014 was the year I just couldn't stop buying all the shoes. And as you can see here, I'm already adding more to my collection for 2015! But hey, at least it was all on clearance, so it hardly counts right? No harm, no foul.  Now go get em ladies!

Good luck and happy shopping! -Franci

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kiss InstaWave for the Perfect One Touch Hairdo to Ring in the New Year!


I recently was given the KISS InstaWave curler for review and thought New Years would be the perfect timing to try it since we all want to end the year of with a banging new hairdo right?

This is crazy looking but it's pretty cool. Now, I was totally skeptical going into this, I usually stick to my wand curlers but this was too intriguing not to try. Don't be scared, it's actually really easy to use.


"No longer do we need a professional to style our hair to perfection. Instantly create beautiful, long-lasting curls with just the touch of a button with the KISS InstaWave, a fully automatic tangle-free curler. " Kiss InsaWave.



  • KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls
  • Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand
  • Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions
  • Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes
  • 2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420


It took me a good minute or two just staring at this thing, like, "what am I supposed to do with this now?" So I busted out the directions it came with and gave it a try.

To be honest it was awkward at first not knowing what I was doing, but halfway through curling I started getting the hang of it. The curler gave a lot of bounce and held throughout the whole day which was surprising!

After a few uses I learned that I like to keep my hair around the barrel no longer than 10 secs, since I like a looser curl. But you can hold longer for tighter curls.

Another note, this curler is fantastic for keeping one hand free, and I think it would be beneficial for someone with certain medical conditions with their hands also, it's light and easy to use. A down point is that it curls better with less hair, too much hair in the curl dial and it won't stay put around the barrel.

I've been switching between this curler and my clamp-less wand, I still gravitate towards the latter, but if it's going to be a long day of work I'll choose InstaWave instead.

Image from Etsy. Too funny!
Good News for those of us with a little bit of ocd...it will automatically shut off after 90 mins! PHEW, you can "forget" to turn off your curling iron, lol, but if you're like me you probably won't since you checked 5x's before leaving the house.

You can buy it at Ulta, it's reasonable-ish ($59) but I would try it out with one of the weekly coupons. ;)

I hope you all have the most spectacular hairstyle planned for tonight! Happy New Year everyone!

*I was given this product to review through BrandBacker & KISS. All opinions are always my own. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Target Beauty Boxes for Cyber Monday!



Count them, THREE Target Beauty Boxes, from $5 to $10 Each and Free Shipping! 
Get them while you can online! Choose from Natural, Hers and His, or get all 3. ;)

Live Links: 
For Him $5 ($20 Value)

Happy (Cyber) Monday Indeed!

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Favorite Black Friday Fashion & Beauty Deals All In One Shopable List!



It's that time of year again shopaholics! You know me, I love to share a good deal and have been creating these lists with shopping links for you every year, so here's another one!
Black Friday deals have already begun so get started shopping early before they sell out.


Ulta Beauty (see list below for shopping details), Tulle Jasmine Cape $21.25 (Was $60),
ASOS Wrap Scarfs $26!

And my favorite sale, the Kate Spade Surprise Sale!
These are all under $30.




Don't miss out on this great deal either!
This week be sure to grab an Allure Beauty Box for $44.95 plus shipping ($10)!




I got this last year and it was like Christmas in a box.
So many good beauty products this time around too if you are into moisturizers/skin care.
These sell out FAST so go to this website here -->  http://www.allurebeautyboxpromo.com/ on November 25 12:01PM EST.


Now to the LIST! All links are shop-able.
I will update as the more deals appear and change throughout the week.
So keep coming back to check! And for more great Black Friday deals see Tracy's Notebook of Style!


PRE Black Friday & Black Friday Deals:


ASOS  50% off cozy clothing, from capes to wraps, to cute chunky boots! Free shipping. Deal Ends Cyber Monday.


Calypso St. Barth 30% off select styles use code Enjoy30. And take an EXTRA 40% or 50% off off Sale prices.


C.Wonder 40% off EVERYTHING. In-stores & Online through Monday.

Express 50% off EVERYTHING in-store and online with Free Shipping. Starts midnight tonight & 11/25-28.


Forever 21 7 days of Pre Black Friday Deals. Each day a new deal! AND free shipping with orders $30+


H&M Black Friday Daily Deals, New deals added every day up to 70% off!  Add code 2695 at checkout for free shipping on all orders over $50.


Kate Spade New York BF Surprise sale up to 75% off! 3 days only, starts 11/26. 

Kate Spade Saturday 30% off Full Price items w/code DEALME and Free Shipping. 

Kohl's Over 500 deals start online NOW! Free shipping over $50 and get $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent. 15% off savings pass w/code YES2SAVINGS until Nov 30.


LuLu's Up to 40% off online with FREE shipping on Black Friday! Mystery code revealed on BF. $35 off $150 w/code 35150.


Marc Jacobs Beauty: #BlacquerFriday make sure to shop their deal on 11/28!


Mod Cloth 50% off "Seize the Deal" every day a brand new batch of sale items to choose from until BF.


Sephora $10 Beauty Deals on 11/28, to view deal sneak peaks follow Sephora on Instagram on 11/26 and get prepared to shop!


Target Deals start Wednesday in-store & online, 40% off ALL women's (men's, kids and baby) apparel, $18 riding boots! Check out the BF ad--->Black Friday Ad


Tulle Through the 28th head on over to Tulle for cute clothes and a sitewide 50% off sale!  Use code: TGIB2014.


Ulta Beauty Deals start Thursday night in-store at 8pm and online at 7pm.
Use your $5 off $10 Coupon through the 26th.
See the bf deals here-->http://www.ulta.com/blackfriday/


Uniqlo Holiday Promotions daily and free shipping!


Urban Outfitters Lot's of great deals that have already started from women's clothing to home decor, and shipping is $4.95 under $50.


Have fun shopaholics, be safe (preferably shop online to save time and stress) and have a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with lot's of treats! xo-Franci

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Casual Chic Picks Under $32: Piperlime Take an EXTRA 40% off Final Sale!


I tried my hardest to ignore the Piperlime sale email alerts, but I gave in finally. Today is the last day of the sale and there's A LOT of cute things left to keep you casual chic though the season.

The deal is, you can take 30% off sale items AND you can take an extra 40% off final sale items! I stayed focus and only looked at final sale because I want the good deal. But choose carefully and make sure you are familiar with the brands and sizes because there are no returns on final sale (obvi).

I shopped this deal before and was happy with my purchases.

Here are my picks and a few designer pieces that are UNDER $32! 


JOA Checkered Sweater: $32.98 Was $84
Skies are Blue Sporty Striped Bomber: $29.98 Was $98
Piperlime Jewel Neck Baseball Tee: $17.98 Was $74
Free People Low Rise Boyfriend Jean: $29.98 Was $128
DV Dolce Vita Leopard Calf Hair Pump: $23.98 Was $80
Hive & Honey Chambray Soft Pant: $26.98 Was $89

Shop them all here: Piperlime Final Sale
Use Code: ExtraExtra
AND FREE 3-5 DAY SHIPPING

My favorite part of dressing casual is adding a pump for instant chic, and if it's leopard print even better! And those Free People Jeans for $29? #Nobrainer! So go check out the sale before it's too late! Deal ends tonight.

What's your go to casual chic outfit?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kate Spade New York x Gap Kids...and maybe ADULTS!?!



Have kids? Still a kid at heart? ;)

Kate Spade New York & Jack Spade (for the boys) teamed up with Gap Kids and the collection is amazing. Many of the designs are surprisingly similar to many of the ones offered for adult women at their boutiques. Now I know it says for kids BUT, I'm not kidding, many of these things us ladies can pull off (sizes up to xxl) and at a great prices at that. The tote bag below is a fairly large size for a kid, just saying! Hop on it ladies!

If you happen to have kids, by all means spoil away and um, maybe borrow them too...


See what I mean? I would totally get the mittens ($24.95), these were sold at KSNY boutiques just a year ago! The glasses ($24.95) were also made as an adult version just this past spring. And bags (like this tote for $60) and cellphone covers ($40), ageless.

Shop them here: KSNY Gap Kids