March 31, 2010

My Mini Spring Shoe Haul...

I went crazy with the shoe shopping this week, but could not pass up these great bargains, check this out...

Chinese Laundry Sandals 
via Marshall's Clearance $10.00

Madden Girl Ruffle Platform Pump
Via Ross Clearance $11.99 

 Colin Stuart Ankle Strap Sandal
via Ebay $10.50

Colin Stuart  Strappy Sandal
via Ebay $1.04

Yes I got the brown sandals for $1.04 as the auction started out at .99 cents...The white  and brown sandals were bought from the same seller, my shipping for the shoes was $8.50...Grand Total for both pairs of shoes with shipping $20.04

March 29, 2010

Are You Using Coupon Codes...

If your not then once again you are missing out.  A few days ago I posted a coupon code for New York and Company where you could take $10.00 off your purchase with no minimum required.  Well...I got this cute little sweater in the gray color that originally was $42.00, on  clearance for $9.99

I also purchased a cute little stretchable flower ring for $4.95.  After applying my $10.00 coupon code my total for the order was $4.95, which was for the cost of the ring.  The shipping was  $4.95 as well....Grand Total for the sweater and the ring $10.75 I so love not paying retail for ANYTHING!!!

March 26, 2010

Frugal Friday

Old Navy - Take 30% off any single item in stores only when you use this printable coupon valid til 04/04/10
New York & Company - Take $10.00 off,  no minimum purchase when using coupon code 1068 valid until 04/05/10 - Take $10.00 off your purchase of $25.00 or more when using coupon code ALCGIFT, not sure of the expiration date.
Sears - Take 15% off you purchase with this printable coupon valid until 03/27/10
Mac - Free standard shipping in the US only when using coupon code TRIP valid until 03/28/10

March 24, 2010

Who Would've "Thunk" It...

If you are not stopping into your local thrift stores every now and then it's no telling what you have been missing. There is a great Salvation Army Store about 30 miles from where I live that has what they call a "Boutique" section.  Here in the boutique section is where you will find items that have new tags still on them or bore the label of an expensive designer.  I went today and found some really good deals.

I am a sucker for sandals that strap around the entire ankle.  Not sure of what the brand is on these shoes as there were no original tags, just the size and that they are made of a leather upper.  They are new and don't appear to have ever been worn, but what I am sure of is that I liked the shoe, I LOVED the color and the studs were just like icing on the cake, but the best thing of all .. these were just $6.00.

I also stumbled across this really cute Michael Kors Stud Top for $3.00, and the only thing wrong with it...

 One of the studs just needs to be sewn down with some red thread.  This shirt still had the original Macy's tags still attached which shows the top retailed for $69.50  I also threw in my basket 3 dresses that had the original tags on them which range from $100.00 to $120.00, they were $3.00 each, 2 of them I just need to replace the zipper, 3 bracelets that were $1.00 each and 1 pair of earrings for $3.95.  I spent a little over $25.00.  I figured out the best day to go is on Wednesdays, can't wait to see what treasures I can find on next week.

March 22, 2010

My Colin Stuart Lace Up's

I spotted the cutest Colin Stuart lace up shoes on Ebay last week.  The auction  had 1 minute til closing with the highest bid at $2.95...Yes there was a FLAW, the toe band on the right shoe was separated at the center.
I went ahead and placed my bid because I thought a shoe repair could easily fix this.  Needless to say I won them for $5.50, with shipping I paid $10.45.  Well the shoes arrived Saturday and I immediately took them to my local shoe repair to see how much they would charge to fix this small little flaw...$30.00 bucks!!!  I was floored as all the shoe needed was to be sewn and connected together at the toe band.  I left the store, shoes in hand and headed over to Walgreen's to pick up a bottle of Mighty Mendit for $8.99.

This stuff is great.  When I got home I immediately used the glue on my shoe and instantly my problem was fixed.  This glue is a permanent bonding agent and works on bonding fabric, lace, trim, leather and wood.  It  holds fast and is quick to dry, great for quick repairs.  My shoes were dry in less then two hours.  On my toes...SCANDAL by Sinful Colors

March 21, 2010

Chic for Cheap...


~ White Multi-colored Moda International Top 
Salvation Army Boutique

~ Bongo Destroyed Jeans

~ Green Steve Madden Strapy Sandals
Ross Stores

March 19, 2010

Frugal Friday's

~Take $10.00 off your purchase at New York and Company, no minimum purchase when using coupon code 1068 valid until April 5, 2010.

~Nine West handbag sale take 25% OFF on select handbags PLUS take $10.00 off ANY handbag when you enter NWHANDBG at checkout.

~ Receive 15% off your purchase online at Express when using coupon code 2175

~Take $10.00 off your purchase at DSW shoes when using coupon code UNLUCKY, can also use coupon code FREESHIP for free shipping, codes must be entered one at a time.

~Lancome-10 day custom foundation supply + Lash Drama Makeover. Receive a complimentary drama makeup consultation featuring the new Hypnose Drama Mascara at any Lancome counter and receive a 10 day custom foundation  (download offer here)

March 16, 2010

Christian Siriano for Payless...

The Downtown Zip Sandal by Christian  Siriano I could not resist these. I bought these today online in the Taupe color.  They were originally $34.99, but are now on sale for $24.99.  This is my second pair of shoes from his line at Payless.  I love his fierce styles .  My sister in law is a Regional Manager for Payless here in Texas, after applying her 40% discount I get these for $15.00 plus tax. 
Shop and save $10.00 of any purchase of $50.00 or more when using promo code EASTER offer expires 04.04.10.  Also if you have your shoes shipped to your nearest Payless the shipping is FREE.

March 15, 2010

My Spring Break Shopping List...

Well, it is officially Spring Break here is Texas.  Here are a few things that I will be looking for this week. After this month I am going to take a 60 day cleanse and refrain from doing any shopping.  It's gonna be hard but I need to clean out the closet before adding any more new pieces.
Cobalt Blue Pants
White Boyfriend Jeans

Khaki  Dress

Hot Pink Maxi Dress
Denim Romper

Also included on my list is a cute pair of SEXY Orange Ankle Strap Sandals, not sure exactly what brand or style I am looking for but when I spot them...where ever they may be I will know them.

March 14, 2010

BOGO Sale @ Cutesy Girl

Buy any pair of shoes get the 2nd pair 50% off, equal or lesser value when you us promo code BOGO

March 12, 2010

Frugal Friday's

~ Forever 21  Free shipping with any order when you use coupon code  
wemissyou10 valid til 03.14.10
~Kohl's (printable coupon)  Take $10.00 off any purchase of $20.00 
or more (in store only) valid until 03.14.10
~JC Penny's (printable coupon) Take $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 
or more valid until  03.13.10
~DSW Shoe Warehouse Receive $10.00 off a regular priced purchase of 
$10.00 or more when you use coupon code MARCH10 valid until 03.15.10
~Aldo Shoes Free shipping with any order when you sue coupon code

March 9, 2010

Another Great Sale...

Hey Ladies another great sale is going on at New York and Company.  Ladies tops are marked down starting at $7.99, Bottoms starting at $9.99 and Fitness and Casual also starting at $9.99.  On top of that you can get $6.00 shipping  with any order when using promotion code 1907.  I actually went to the store today and some of the sale items online can also be found in the store.

I picked up a cute pair of Sateen Beige Cargo Pants for $9.99 and a really pretty orange sweater for $9.99.

I definitely think I can carry this sweater over into the spring  and wear it off the shoulder due to the bright color.  The pants fits really well and being that I am tall, the length was perfect, so I plan on going back tomorrow to get a pair in black.

March 8, 2010

Last Minute Snags at JC Penny's...

I popped into JC Penny's over the weekend to take back a pair of jeans for my son.  I picked up a few deals that were on clearance,  marked down  to $2.18.


I got a total of 8 shirts.  I really did not need these but at $2.18 I just could not pass them up.

The pants were only $4.99, still one those "can't pass it up items".  I didn't have a coupon this time, but at these prices not having a coupon was fine with me... I so need to stay out of JC Penny's!!!
Pink Cropped Jacket ~ Liz Claiborne
Turtleneck ~ INC International Concepts
Metallic Gray Skinny Pants ~ She Said
Black Pumps ~ Nine West
Pink Skinny Belt came with the pants!!!

March 6, 2010

Chic for Cheap

MIU MIU Leather Studded Tote
 Chic for $1,63300

This bag is one  that can work well for every season.  This bag comes with a hefty price tag of $1,633.00.   I love this bag, but would NEVER pay that price for a handbag of any kind!!!  After searching high and low I finally found one similar that fits within my budget.  Below is my version of the MIU MIU Leather Studded Tote.  I found this at a local trading company.

Cheap  for $29.99

It is very similar to the MIU MIU bag and looks very chic,  there’s a hint of rocker-glam fashion with all the gold-tone rivets and studs that are vertically-designed at the bottom.  You know this kind of bag will work for all seasons, mainly because it has the neutral shade. Even though neutrals are considered dull sometimes, you know that this tote doesn’t belong to such a category.

March 2, 2010

e.l.f. Cosmetics...Eye Shadow Brushes REVIEW

If you are looking for some really good eyeshadow brushes that don't cost an arm and a leg I would suggest you try the elf cosmetic line.  I bought 3 of their eyeshadow brushes priced at $1.00 each, but don't let the price fool you.  I was really surprised when using them, these brushes will pick up the right amount of shadow and distributes the shadow evenly across the lids of the eyes.  The brushes are super soft and not harsh like some of the other high dollar brushes that I have tried.

e.l.f. Shadow Brush #1815

elf Blending Brush #1803

e.l.f. Defining Eye Brush #1809

e.l.f. Smudge Brush #1808

These are the brushes that I purchased and so far I have been very pleased with them.  There has not been any shedding of the hairs, as I have been using them for about 8 weeks now.  I would definitely recommend these brushes and other e.l.f products.  You can find these and other e.l.f. products at your local Dollar General Stores and Big Lots Stores.  To learn more about e.l.f. products check out the March 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.