Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday Situation

Welp, it’s game time folks. This is the moment that we’ve all been waiting for! It’s time for the Cyber Monday Sales! I wrote about how to properly prepare for them on Hello Beautiful here? It seems like no one was ready to talk about saving but we’ll address that again after the holidays.

As you know, two of my Fashion Rules! are:
  • DO invest (read: spend lots of money) on outerwear, shoes, and handbags. Basically, the items that you are likely to have for a while (not trendy), will wear several times and that won't change much do to a fluctuation in weight.
  • DO NOT be ashamed to shop the sale rack! Now, I clearly shop at the quality for less online sites and stores but I've also been able to find comparably priced contemporary and high-end designer pieces during luxury retailers' seasonal sales. So, don't count them out because you think they may be too expensive. The additional 30% and 40% off sales is where you'll rack up the savings.

Here's a list of sales to shop now. Ready. Set. Go!

(Click through links to shop!)

  • Anthropologie 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping CODE: XTRAGOOD
  • ASOS U.S. 30% off everything. CODE: BLESSED
  • BNKR 20% off storewide including sales CODE: CYBER2015
  • Candid Art 25% off CODE: SHOPSMALL
  • Cocotique Get 25% off all Subscriptions + Bonus $5 Gift Card. CODE: COCO25
  • Cole Haan 40% off everything 
  • Diane Von Furstenberg 25% off sitewide CODE: CYBER25
  • Farfetch Up to 50% off Sale +  Extra 10% off all sale prices CODE: bf15
  • French Connection 40% CODE: FC40BF 
  • Forever 21 21% off your next purchase + free shipping no minimum. CODE: CYBER21
  • GAP 40% off everything CODE: BESTCYBER
  • H&M 20% off of $25 and over CODE: 2020, 30% off of $50 and over CODE: 3030, 40% off Sale Items CODE: 4040
  • Luisaviaroma 20% off extra discount on sale items CODE: BF2062
  • Macy’s  Extra 20% off + Free shipping over $25 purchase CODE: CYBER 
  • Matchesfashion.com Up to 50% off must-have pieces from luxury labels.
  • Nasty Gal Shop up to 50% off for  right now 
  • Neiman Marcus Gift card event! Earn up to a $500 gift card with your select regular-price purchase online CODE: GC4YOU
  • Net-a-Porter Up to 50% off 
  • Nordstrom Extra 25% off select items. 40% Designer Sale + Free shipping and returns 
  • Old Navy 40% off everything CODE: BESTCYBER
  • Otte Additional 40% off all sale items CODE: EXTRAPIE40
  • The Outnet 75% off Selected Items 
  • Rag & Bone Up to 60% off
  • Rebecca Minkoff All Orders Get 25% Off + Essie Nail Polish + Free Shipping 
  • Rebecca Taylor  30% off site wide CODE: CYBER30
  • Revolve Clothing 50% off final sale items CODE: CYBER50
  • River Island Extra 30% off. CODE: BFRIDAY15
  • Samantha Black 20 - 50% off
  • Sam Edelman 30 % off sitewide CODE: SAMSGIVING
  • Sharonreneemua 25% off CODE: cybermonday
  • Shoescribe.com Extra 25% off + Free express shipping CODE: CYBER15
  • Shopbop Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% CODE: GOBIG15
  • Tees In The Trap 25% off CODE: BESTFRAN
  • The Outnet Up to 80% off on Designers Label 
  • TOPSHOP Up to 50% off selected lines 
  • Urban Outfitters  $15 off $75 or $50 off $150
  • Vince 25% off CODE: WRAPUP25
  • Yoox Extra 30% off  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Memo 209: Monochrome Like a Pro

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 18, 2015
Subject: Solid Colors Unite!
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Lately, I've been in the mood for monochromatic looks. Not only because they look great but they're pretty easy to create. Literally, gather all the pieces that you have that are same color and then wear them. Insert *praise hands*.

In this look, I added some texture with the leather accessories and the heavy woven pattern of the Gap sweater. Even though it's easy, I still like to create a little interest.

Happy Monochroming!

(yeah, I just made that up)




Photography by: Dorrell Edwards
Instagram: @alwaystimeless


Monday, November 16, 2015

Memo 208: Fur Friendly Finds (Say that Three Times Fast)

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 16, 2015
Subject: Faux Fur Love
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Nothing says Autumn/Winter like tossing a little faux fur into the mix.  As you can see, they're adding a smidgen of fake fur every where: Jackets, vest, boots, hats, gloves and more. There's really no excuse not to add some texture to your look this season with all of the options available to you.

Here are a few of my favorite faux fur pieces to add to your wardrobe now to help you battle the cold and stay on trend.


(Click through the image for details or click the highlighted text for details)




Friday, November 13, 2015

Memo 207: Werking Out with My Co-Werker

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 13, 2015
Subject: Co-Werker Introduction + LUV 2 Werk It! Bootcamp Recap
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If you've been keeping up with me on the Snap, you know that I've been trying to get my body together with juicing, eating a somewhat balanced diet and consistent visits to the gym. Sometimes, they're successful. Other times, I find myself just sitting in the parking lot for 20 minutes and then driving home. Judge your mom.

If you don't love the gym, it's hard to maintain the motivation. That's why it's important for me to switch it up, wear cute werk out gear, and involve other people to hold me accountable. During the weekend of my 3rd Blogiversary, I partnered with Coach La La V. of LUV2bFitnHealthy to host the "LUV 2 Werk It" Bootcamp at the Pan Pacific Park in LA.

Coach La La V. and her partner, Coach K. Raines, had us sweating our lives away. Seriously, it was fun because we were amongst friends and they had the music poppin' but the werk out was real!

Check out their site for more information on personal training, group sessions and meal prep activities. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook


Photography by: Will Boyd

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Memo 206: All Mixed Up in Adidas

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 10, 2015
Subject: Adidas Superstar Paris!
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Now, usually, I don't "do" this. I don't think I've ever been the tomboy chic kind of girl. I like dresses and pencil skirts but bay-bee when I saw this track suit from Adidas, I knew that she was for me. Seriously, LOOK at all the patterns and prints going on in this look. It's a paisley-snake print-three-striped wonderland.




Photography by: Dorrell Edwards
Instagram: @alwaystimeless

Friday, November 6, 2015

Social Werk! | Mixed Media 3rd Blogiversary Recap

This year I took the blogiversary celebration to downtown, Los Angeles at the Roosevelt Lofts Rooftop lounge. We were surrounded by beautiful views from all angles.



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Memo 205: Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear

To: All
From: Me
Date: November 3, 2015
Subject: A Little Faux Fur Never Hurt Anyone
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Happy November to you! October lasted for all of 2 minutes. I coughed and it was OVER. At this point, the rest of the year is pretty much a wrap! We'll blink and it will be 2016. I keep requesting that the keeper of the time slow it down but he doesn't listen. So, enjoy today before you sneeze and it's over.


Sounds like I'm coming down with a cold...

Speaking of cold, I hit up my go-to online retailer for everything, ASOS, and found this oversized faux fur sweater from Religion. It is a sure bet to keep you warm as the temps continue to drop. I kept it simple with this look by adding some creased navy slim fit pants from H&M and my go-to over-the-knee boots from Sam Edelman.




Photography by: Dorrell Edwards
Instagram: @alwaystimeless