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November 28, 2014

The Easy Fix to Wear Flats in Cold Weather

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Too often we go to choose our shoes for the day and we avoid flats because we worry that our feet will be too cold.  I love my boots but sometimes there are cute outfits that I totally want to wear my flats with.


Don't you dare pack those flats away yet, instead invest in SummerSox.  Not only will they keep your flats stink-free because your barefeet won't touch them, but your foot will be a bit warmer! 

They create a little extra barrier between your bare feet and the cold ground underneath your shoes!!   And they are great because you can just toss them in the wash and reuse them again and again!

 
They come in fun fashionable colors and patterns. Leopard is my favorite obviously!

Which is your favorite?

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Faux Leopard Glam

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I used to think a coat was just something you wore to stay warm, until I realized that having a stylish AND warm jacket makes a huge difference.   It's fun to show it off when you run errands and make your way into the office everyday.







This coat is the Leopard Print Wool Coat from CoffeeShop Coats.  It's so warm and so comfortable! 

So What I Wore:
Leopard Print Wool Coat - CoffeeShop Coats; Jeans - J Brand; Boots - Just Fab.



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November 27, 2014

My ULTIMATE List of Black Friday Deals

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6PM // Black Friday 15% off
DATE: 11.27 – 11.28
CODE: 6PMEU112720141585
Athleta // 20% off
DATE: 11.28-11.30
CODE: FIT20
Banana Republic (US)// 50% off 1 full-priced item
DATE: 11.27-11.28
CODE: BRFIFTY
// 40% off sitewide
DATE: 11.27-11.28
CODE: BRFORTY
Calvin Klein // Black Friday  50% off sitewide
DATE: 11.28
Charlotte Russe //  up to 60% off + free shipping
DATE: 11.27-11.29
Express // Black Friday 50% sitewide
DATE: 11.28
Forever 21 // Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20
DATE: 11.27-11.30
// Extra 30% off clearance
DATE: 11.27-11.30
Gap (US) // Black Friday  50% off sitewide
DATE: 11.27-11.28
J. Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum
DATE: 11.26-11.30
CODE: HOLIDAY
Juicy Couture // 50% off sitewide + free shipping
DATE: 11.26-11.30
CODE: JCBLACK
Kate Spade Saturday // Black Friday 30% off sitewide + free shipping
DATE: 11.26-11.30
CODE: DEALME
ModCloth // Black Friday 50% Off 100s of new arrivals
DATE: 11.26-11.30 at 10am PT
Nordstrom // up to 40% off select product
Old Navy - entire store will be 50% off
DATE: 11.27 (4pm) – 11.28
Old Navy is bringing back its second annual “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway, where the first 100 customers to line up will receive a game card, loaded with a change to win $1 million
Sole Society // Black Friday 30% off all footwear
DATE: 11.28
// 30% off all footwear & bags
DATE: 11.29-11.30
Lulu & Georgia // Black Friday spend $250, get 20% off
DATE: 11.28
CODE: PUMPKINPIE20
// Spend $500, get 25% off
DATE: 11.28
CODE: PUMPKINPIE25
// Spend $1000, get 30% off
DATE: 11.28
CODE: PUMPKINPIE30





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My Easy Solution To Eat More Fruit

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In case you didn't already know,  I've been living back at my parent's house for the past year.   Because of this, I have very very limited storage space in the kitchen.  So eating fresh fruit just doesn't happen these days.  Where would I keep it? Why waste the money if it just starts to spoil after the first few days.   



So I decided to start invest in the OneBar.  It's got a full service of fruit in each bar.  It's perfect for on the go and also for in a kid's lunchbox.  It can't get smashed, smooshed, or spoil and it's great for a quick snack when you are starving.  It contains antioxidants and added chicory for flavor. It also contains a superfruit called baobab which has amazing health benefits. 

Cherry, mango, and apple are delicious but mango was my favorite. It was so nice to have as a quick snack and I loved the sweet fruity taste.  It's so much easier for me to get way more fruits in my diet now and I'm all about convenience!  

Does anyone else have a situation similar to mine and what do you do? 






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November 26, 2014

Your Guide To Christmas Shopping On A Budget


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Christmas shopping is stressful at the best times, and when you are working with a small budget, it can seem like an impossible task. Don’t worry. We are pleased to tell you that we have created this guide to Christmas shopping on a tight budget that will prevent you from overspending and may even have you skipping around the shops.

Plan ahead

First things first - establish your budget. Start by setting out the overall amount you can afford to spend on gifts. Once you have a figure, allocate a budget for each person you intend to buy a gift for. You will also need to set aside an amount to cover additional items like wrapping paper, Christmas cards, etc. It is important to stick to your budget. If you spend more than you planned to on one person, you may find you don’t have enough to cover everyone.

Find the best deals

Once you have your budget, you should start to think about gift ideas for each person. Do some research online if you need some suggestions. Make sure you try to think of things that will roughly fit within the budget you have allocated to each person. Having decided what to get for everyone, you should now think about where you intend to buy each gift from. It is important to do some comparisons between shops and online stores to see which retailer has the best offer for an item. It is also a good idea to have a look around the shops as well as looking online. If you go to a high street store you may be able to get a deal like buy one get one free. Depending on the shop, you may also be able to bargain with the assistants for a cheaper price. However, if you shop online it is much easier and quicker to find the cheapest price for an item. Also, if you look on online auction sites such as eBay, you can bid for an item and potentially get a very reasonable price.

Tips on cutting down on costs

When you come to purchasing your gifts there are many things you can do to reduce your spending.

  1. Have a look around second-hand shops and vintage shops. The items in these stores will be cheaper than high street shops and you are more likely to find gifts that are rare and unique.
  2. It is a good idea to buy multiple items from the same store. This way you may be able to take advantage of in-store deals such as buy one get one free. Depending on the store, you may also be able to accrue some advantage points and coupons which can be used as currency to purchase further items.
  3. Remember that good things come in small packages. Chocolate as a gift will be well received by a friend or relation with a sweet tooth.
  4. Try to reduce the number of gifts you have to buy. For example, if you are buying gifts for a family or couple, look for one present that they will all enjoy. A couple may like vouchers for a restaurant, and a family may enjoy a board game they can all play together.

Armed with this guide, your Christmas shopping on a budget will be a breeze.




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That Time Someone Used My Target Account

So yesterday I went to get on my personal email and I had this notification from Target that I had a shipment on the way. 


Oh, and apparently my name changed to Keith?   But wait my name isn't really Keith and I had been at work all day so how did I put in an order? 

I assumed someone used my email address for the confirmation, so I signed into my Target.com account.  I realized that my name was Keith because the payment method used for this purchase was billed to a guy named Keith's credit card.  

So I called the Target customer service number. Of course someone answered and it was very hard to understand them so after a few initial miscommunications and me asking if someone was in my account (and he said no), he then said someone was in my account and they got my password so I should change it.   Actually, this guy was really shitty and I really got no help from him without me asking a question first.  Initially all he planned to do was read me the order info. DUH I ALREADY HAVE IT!

So I did change my password but I am very grateful that my Visa card info wasn't used for anything.   I decided to delete all my saved billing info and card numbers out of my Target.com account.   I use Paypal for most stuff anyways, and now I know why. 



Has this ever happened to you? 








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