FabFitFun Coupon: Get $10 Off the Summer Box

FabFitFun Box by Giuliana RancicFor a limited time you can get $10 off the upcoming summer FabFitFun VIP Box!

This is the biggest discount I’ve seen for this women’s lifestyle subscription box, so if you’ve been on the fence about this box, this is a great time to register!

FabFitFun VIP Box Coupon: Use code “SUMMER10″ at checkout to get $10 off the Summer FabFitFun VIP Box! This coupon is valid through April 30, 2014.

I occasionally receive “sneak peeks” about what will be enclosed inside each box, but I have not yet received any previews of the summer box. If it’s anything like the Spring FabFitFun box, however, then I expect nothing but awesomeness! (Check out my Spring FabFitFun Review.)That box was full of amazing products and had a retail value of approximately $212.

The FabFitFun VIP Box is a quarterly box that costs $49.95. After the $10 discount the price for the Summer FabFitFun VIP box drops to $39.95, which isn’t bad at all considering the high-quality contents they tend to include.

Click here to purchase the Summer FabFitFun box!

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Trends to Try: Culottes

My trusty computer went to the shop yesterday for an annual cleaning (thanks Apple Care!), which meant that I spent last night doing old fashioned things like browsing magazines, reading (on my Kindle, natch), and looking at photos on Instagam. I then grew tired of these pursuits at 9:30 and went to bed for the night and let me tell you – 9 hours of sleep on a weeknight is amazing! Normally I only get 5-6 hours of sleep per night, so today I feel like a whole new person!

Anyhoo, one of the things that stood out to me when I was browsing People Style Watch is that they declared “long” shorts to be in style again.

“Culottes?” I thought to myself. “Culottes are in again? Awesome. I’ve only been waiting for this day since I was 12.”

I’m pretty sure my entire summer wardrobe as a child consisted of culottes, so I’m pretty excited about this development. I didn’t want to talk People’s word for it, but a quick scan of websites shows that culottes are everywhere!

If you’re sitting there wondering, “what are culottes?” (likely because your tween wardrobe wasn’t as adorkable as mine), culottes are long loose-fitting shorts (or short pants) that resemble a skirt. Unlike the very similar skort, culottes do not usually have a wrap-around flap in front. Culottes can be super flattering, super comfy, and office appropriate as it’s likely that only your most stylish friends will realize you’re wearing long shorts to the office! Why culottes ever went out of style is beyond me.

Labour of Love Culottes

How chic are these Labor of Love Culottes? They look JUST like a skirt, which makes them office appropriate but you’ll be way more comfortable because they’re actually shorts. (Not to be unpleasant but at the very least, one doesn’t need to worry about summer thigh chafing and combative undergarments while wearing culottes!) These leopard print culottes are on sale for $133.92 at FarFetch.com.

Free People Culottes

These Free People Culottes are perhaps a little too short and casual-looking to be considered office appropriate, but they sure are super cute! They look perfect for summer! These culottes are $78 at Bloomingdale’s.

Floral Woven Culottes

If culottes are something you want to try but you don’t want to invest a bunch of money, Forever21 has a few pairs that are – somewhat surprisingly – office appropriate, like these Floral Woven Culottes that cost just $22.80.

For more affordable culottes, I highly recommend checking out ASOS. Not many of their many styles of culottes are office appropriate, but they are cute and affordable, and they have traditional sizes, maternity, and plus size culottes available!

Here are some of my favorites:

Do Tell: Will you be rocking culottes this summer or is this a trend you’re going to pass on?

More trends to try: metallic sandals and slip on sneakers

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Today’s Sample Sales & Limited-Time-Only Steals

Sample Sales and More: Today's Best steals

 

Something Cute

 

 

Tulle Skirts

Jane: Super cute tulle skirts are back at Jane today for just $21.99 each. They’re available in ivory, black, or pink.

 

Daily Deals

 

The Bouqs Co.

Gilt City: Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Bouqs Co. is back on Gilt City! With this offer you can get a Volcano Collection Original Bouq shipped for just $28 – a great deal! Check out my The Bouqs Co. review for a rundown of how the process works.

 

Sample Sales

 

Beyond the Rack: Michael Kors & DKNY Watches, Designer Spring Jackets, Montreal Chic, Parisian Chic

Gilt: Prada Shoes and Handbags, Rachel Pally, Tabitha Simmons, Downtown Chic featuring Renvy, Sam & Lavi, Pixie Grey Jewelry, Spring Trends: Lace, Skincare & Cosmetic Essentials: Up to 75% Off, House of Harlow 1960 Handbags & Sunglasses, Girls’ Night Out: Strappy Sandals

HauteLook: Cartier Vintage Watch Vault, Stuart Weitzman, Betsey Johnson Dresses, Chan Luu, EcoSkin, Jura & Capresso: Coffee & Espresso, Control Brand: Mid Century Furniture, W Hotels Bedding, Genuine Sheepskin: Rugs & Pillows, Fabulous Tufted Furniture

Ideeli: Dolce Vita, Amrita Singh Handbags & Jewelry, Rachel Roy, Do-it-All Dresses, Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses, Anne Klein Pumps, Sandra Darren, Bodum, Get Zen featuring Electric Yoga, Kenneth Cole New York, Handbags up to 80% off

Joss & Main: The Southern Home, Outdoor Furniture, Focus on Fashion Prints and Wall Art, Inspired Accents for Earth Day, Stylish Bicycles

One Kings Lane: Vintage Finds & Designer Pillows, Palm Beach Furnishings with a Twist, The Industrial Home Office, Rethink Your Bedside, Organic Linens by Yala, Jewelry Boxes & More for Mom, The Art Shop, Preserving for the Modern Kitchen, The Pillow Boutique

Rue La La: John Hardy, Style Showdown: Navy vs. Pink Dresses, Men’s Luxe Shoes Featuring Gucci: Step It Up, Zobha Women’s Activewear, Zobha Men’s Activewear, Balenciaga, Dior, & More: Bring the It Factor, Rotary Women’s & Men’s Watches, Bruno Magli Men, April Showers Bring Coats, Boots, & Umbrellas, Made for Every Mom: Gifts by Personality, Colorful Faux Florals to Keep Springtime in Bloom, Serene Sanctuary: Soft-Hued Bed & Bath Essentials, Artful Occasional Tables: End, Side, & Coffee, Marchesa Voyage, Greenlite Meals Vegan Food Delivery, Kids’ Room Updates by Kindergarten Plus & More, Editors’ Picks for Men: Spring’s Go-To Outerwear, Celebrate Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Toys & Gifts, Tweezerman, Baby’s First Books: Learn Colors, Counting, & More, UrthBox Organic Snack Delivery, Style Scores from $30. Grab and run. – 3PM ET

The Clymb: Grit Up and Go Sale: Save up to 75%

The RealReal: The Real Big Sale: Take an extra 40% off select sales

Zulily: Sunny Entryway Selections, Printed Rain Boots, AM PM, SPANX, Franco Sarto, Black and White Collection, Grazie, Karamel Collection, Shivas and EARTH Watches, Handbag Heaven Collection

 

 

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Etsy Monday: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner- isn’t this year going by so quickly?! If your mom is anything like mine then she’s a pain to shop for. I mean, she loves everything, but she also has everything. So every year I try to get her something sentimental or unique for Mother’s Day. This year is no exception so I turned to Etsy for some inspiration! Saturn 5 Studio I plan on contacting the shop owner to see if I can get my sonogram pictures on a necklace for my mom. That way she can carry the twins with her wherever she goes! This Photo Necklacecan be created using “a photo of a loved one or pet permanently etched onto a piece of silver keepsake jewelry! We can also capture the real, recognizable handwriting of a loved one on a silver necklace pendant! Preserve a child’s drawing on a piece of keepsake jewelry! (great gift for somebody graduating from art school!!) Carry mom or dad’s signature on a bouquet charm or wedding pendant so that they’re still there in spirit.” How perfect would this be for the mom that has everything?! Just make sure you order before April 30 to receive it in time! My mom also loves cookies! How darling are these Mother’s Day sugar cookies? They look so good! mother's day sugar cookies Nom.

My mother-in-law lives out of state and we usually only get to see her once or twice a year. I think this gift map frame would be a great way to symbolize that we’ll always be in each other’s hearts.

heart picture frame

You can select up to 20 places you would like to appear on your frame. If you have less, I can fill in with tiles with ocean or make the tiles bigger to have less of them on the frame. We can work together to make the perfect custom map frame for you!

LOVE!

What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day? Are you turning to Etsy for your ideas?

 

Prescriptives Friends and Family Sale: 30% Off Everything

Prescriptives Friends and Family Sale

 

The Prescriptives Friends and Family Sale began today and you can take an amazing 30% off everything they sell AND your entire order will ship for free!

No coupon is necessary to receive the 30% discount – just shop and save! The Prescriptives Friends and Family Sale runs through April 25, 2014.

Prescriptives is a brand I’d really like to spend more time “exploring.” (Why aren’t they ever included in subscription boxes, which is where I tend to get most of my make-up these days?!) I’ve tried two Prescriptives products in the past that I’ve absolutely LOVED, and I need to find my way back to this brand asap.

*magic Liquid Powder is a wonder product that’s perfect for summer. This powder goes on super light and has a cooling effect that is amazing. It helps cut down on shininess, and conceals pores and wrinkles. Normally $39.50, it’s $27.65 after the 30% discount.

The other Prescriptives product I’ve tried and loved is their Camouflage Cream, which is a super heavy-duty concealer. If you’ve got a break out to conceal, this is the product you’ll want in your corner. It covers skin flawlessly, but doesn’t feel too heavy. Normally $21, it’s $14.70 after the Prescriptives Friends and Family discount is applied.

Click here to shop the Prescriptives Friends and Family Sale!

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Treat Yourself: Tees from The Social Dept.

This past weekend I was browsing some family photos on Facebook when I saw a picture of a cousin wearing the coolest shirt.

Lions, Tigers, and Lakes

I immediately started searching for the maker of this shirt and came across the website for The Social Dept., one super hip tee shirt company.

Admittedly a large part of my interest in the Lions, Tigers, and Lakes Tee ($25) above probably has to do with the fact that I’m from Michigan. Between the two of us, my husband and I have quite a collection of Michigan-themed shirts and one of us is about to add this one to our collection. That said, The Social Dept. has tons of super fun tees!

Midwest Secede

I have to admit that I got a kick out of this Midwest Secede Tee ($25).

Michigan, Raise Up!

I know I just said that everything at The Social Dept. isn’t Michigan-themed and I swear that’s the case, but I can’t help sharing this Michigan, Raise Up Tee ($25). I feel like I NEED this in my life. I grew up in Michigan and with my childhood friends we never had to pull out the hand map, so to speak, but once I got to college it was a constant thing. It was the easiest way to show new friends what part of the state you called home.

Quark Legend

Funny enough, while going through the website I discovered that I already own one of their tees. I think I got this Quark Legend Tee ($25) from Fab.com a couple of years ago. Anytime I wear it I get puzzled looks. (If you’re not familiar, Quark is another set of design software, like Photoshop. Or at least it used to be back when I was a Quark Legend in college. ;) )

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