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{ Steal Of The Week } Prom Shoes Aren’t Just For High Schoolers


On Friday I chatted prom fashion on Fox29 (and Vivica Fox was guest hosting!!). Saturday came and I hosted Lord & Taylor’s prom fashion show (so much fun!!). Now it’s Sunday and I’m window shopping prom styles, shoes specifically. Is there a prom coming up for me? No, but that’s no reason not to want to dress up. Now, I know a ball gown won’t fit in with most people’s lifestyle (nor is it my style), but a great pair of party pumps never fail to add glamour to even jeans and a tee. Let’s skip the dresses and head straight to the fabulous footwear. Here are some special shoes fit for prom, a swanky soirée, or just chilling … and they’re all on sale.

LifeSTYLE Tip: Wear special pieces on the regular to make everyday special.

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{Trendy vs Spendy} Pleather // Leather


A wardrobe full of pieces that can be styled endlessly is definitely a Trend-Hungry-girl must (have  you seen the Dare to Wear column??). Faux leather is an affordable way to look chic and indulge in this fall trend – leather skirts. When the weather cools down throw on a comfy loose-fit knit sweater. The sweater gives off a super-casual style, so you can wear this from day to night. If you’re going for a more dressed-up look, pair your skirt with opaque tights and/or simple flat boots. The key to wearing boots with this is similar to Rule #1 from the Double Denim Trend: Mix your washes. Likewise, find some boots that don’t closely match your skirt.

Leather skirts can add some flair to your wardrobe, and all the Trendy & Spendy options below are so so so fabulous. Here are three different styles to choose from. 


1. Pleats Please!

Trendy: Lily White, Pleat Faux Leather Skirt, $14.97

Spendy: Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt, $495.00

2. The Modern Midi

Trendy: Charlotte Russe Faux Leather Full Midi Skirt, $22.99 $15.00

Spendy: Valentino Lightweight Leather Skirt, $4,990.00

3. Flirty Minis

Trendy: Topshop Faux Leather Mini Skirt, $34.97

Spendy: Sam Edelman Faux Leather Mini Skirt, $89.00

Here’s how I plan on wearing my favorite leather skirt


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{Fall Faves} #5 Ankle Boots


It’s officially fall, darling! Fall is truly my favorite season. The crisp air, the fashions, the food, Halloween, cider, and yes, back to the fashions. All week long we’ll be counting down the Trend Hungry Top 5 Fall Faves and at the end of the week there will be a special giveaway announced! You won’t want to miss it!

To kick off the countdown, it’s a pair of ankle boots that were so chic that I just had to buy two pairs. The price was right and now I won’t need any low-heeled ankle boots for a little while. If you follow along on social media, then these boots probably look familiar, since I took to Instagram to ask what color I should get, gray or tan. I got mixed responses, and some even encouraged getting both, so I did. Thanks for shopping along with me!


They’re pretty comfy so far, though today is my first day wearing them. Heel is about 1.5 inches, giving me little height while easy to wear and walk around in. I bought two because a comfy-chic boot on the cheap isn’t always easy to find and these look like they cost much more. These H by Hudson boots may not be identical, but the vibe feels the same and they’re around $300.

{Shop It} SONOMA life + style Women’s Ankle Boots, $74.99 $39.99 at Kohl’s.

Don’t forget your Kohl’s cash for extra savings.

Right now I’ve got the gray on with shorts that look like a skirt and a rocker tee tucked in. I’ll post pic on Instagram soon so you can see.

What color do you like? Would you buy two, one, all, or none? Comment below! Check back tomorrow to see what makes the #4 spot on Trend Hungry Top 5 Fall Faves.

Hope your day is going fabulous!

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{Trend Hungry Tuesday} Celebs Love Flash Tattoos

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Flash Tattoos, they’re jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos in metallic designs that have swept the fashion scene. It sounds like something I dreamt up when I was 5 while wearing plastic high heels around the house. That’s a good thing! They’re fun and embrace our urge to be creative with style. And I’m not the only one to think so.

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Here’s a pic Beyonce posted just two weeks ago rocking the Flash Tats, that compliment her monochromatic outfit.

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Jessica Alba also shares her metallic styles on Instagram…

Jessica Alba Flash Tattoos

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…as does the boho-chic beauty, Vanessa Hudgens.

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Colbie Caillat posted this to Twitter back in June while wearing Flash Tattoos on the beach. Girl clearly loves her temporary tats.


{Image via Twitter}

Get your flash on. Flash Tattoos are available at boutiques and online. You get a pack of four sheets for $22 and tats stay on for up to a week. I had one on my arm that I ended up scrubbing off after a full week, but the also had some on my hands that came off in two days. Length of wear depends where you place since certain areas, like our hands, get more use and more scrubbing.

Thanks Social Media Style for linking to these celeb pics. It made my digging for celebs pics a ton easier!

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{ Dare to Wear } All Wrapped Up


Work it, wear it, love it. Ever get wrapped up in work or stress and forget to chill? Um, me too. I’ve been nurturing my soul lately with reflecting, yoga, and just embracing everything I love. True story, when you follow your bliss everything feels right. When I used to waitress I had a lot of supportive regular customers that would follow my blog and TV segments. I’m so grateful for that support, and one woman in particular would always tell me to just keep following my bliss. She’d always tell me that she knew I’d be successful because she could see how happy and it was clear that I was doing just that, following my bliss. I saw her once right before my last day and she was so happy to see how well I was doing and was cheering me on to keep going for it.

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{Steal of the Week} Block-Heel Sandals

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I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think that sky-high heels are on their way out. Before you freak, hear me out. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older but I find myself more drawn to structured mid-heels instead of the five-inch platforms or stilettos I used to wear. (Don’t get me wrong, I still love sexy shoe) Well, thankfully I have a new place in my heart a different summer shoe style and they are literally all the rage right now. They’re cute, structured and comfortable (above all else!).  Check out my tips and top picks of the cutest chunky-heeled sandals on the web!

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You can find these kicks in the shopping widget below.

Here in Colorado, where we have over 300 days of sun each year, after work happy hours outside are the thing to do. Thankfully I work in an office where it’s super casual but I still like to bring the style. These shoes help you stay chic in the office and still be appropriate for an after work outing downtown. With the block heel style  you still get a little bit of height to make your gams look longer, but you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. Feel free to strut your stuff all day and night in these sturdy shoes.

I love buying shoes that are multipurpose. With these types of shoes, you can wear them with anything from skinny jeans, skirts to dresses. They’ll pretty much sass up any outfit you put on. Sass and comfort? This is the perfect combination in the world of fashion, right?!

But my favorite way to wear them? Boyfriend jeans cuffed with a cute patterened top.

Check out my favorite block heels below. And in keeping with true “Steal of the Week” style, none of these beauties are over $50.


Insipration for this post came from Refinery 29’s feature on Items You Can Wear From Day to Night and guess what made the list – you guessed it,  block-heel sandals.

So how would you rock this trend? Do tell in the comments below.


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{Steal of the Week} White Denim

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White denim is one of those things that will never go out of style. Everyone likes to say that you can only wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Well, it’s time to throw that rule out the window. Wearing white is always in style – winter, spring, summer and fall. WEAR IT!

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Many trend guides are showcasing white denim from the usually suspects,  Hudson & Citizens of Humanity, ringing in at well over $150 a pop. That just simply does not jive with my frugalista ways and luckily for all of you, I have done some hunting and found some white-denim staples for under $100. Just because you’re paying less doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. For me, splurging on denim is okay as I know they’ll last more than a few seasons,  but realistically I won’t spend over $75 for any one item. So below are some items that are still feel high-end without the high price tag.


White denim is extremely versatile and works on any body type. So what I’m saying here is that you absolutely need to get your hands on some white denim, and pronto, especially at these prices.

My two favorite ways to wear white denim is with neutrals; browns and olives, and monochomatically. I prefer white with earth tones because of my skin tone, but if you’re a gal that looks best in cool tones then pair it up with some aqua blues or even lilac. Or try white on white for a chic, monochrome style. Warning, not all whites go together so make sure your white match to avoid a style collision.

What is your favorite way to wear white denim? Do you wear it year round like me?

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{Steal of the Week} Graphic Tees

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You’ve seen this trend on almost every celeb in Hollywood. I’m talking graphic tees here people. Everyone from Rihanna to Dakota Fanning is rocking this hip trend and there’s a reason why.

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Super versatile, graphic tees work for a night out or just chilling. Always in season, graphic tees can be worn virtually any time of year, as long as styled appropriately, of course. Want to look casual, cool, and a little polished? Take a style cue from the ladies pictured above and add a boyfriend blazer.

Luckily, this trend isn’t crazy expensive to begin with. Karmaloop has a slew of chic tees at seriously discounted prices. Scroll and see my top picks. You will LOVE the savings!


Dimepiece LA Cuffed Tee // $70 $17.95 – 74% off!


Kill Brand Wolves Are Out Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Kill Brand Killer High Life Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off


Untitled & Co The Kate Boss Tee // $36 $18.95 – 47% off

Pair any of these with some distressed jeans and some pointed-toe pumps for a casual, yet sexy look. Or opt for one of my go-to looks and pair with a faux leather skirt and strappy pumps for a night out. Add some killer jewels and you’ve got a totally pulled-together look for way less than what the celebs are spending. Graphic tees are one of the easiest ways to look super chic for under $20, and who doesn’t love the sound of that?

Click over to Karmaloop.com to find these tees. You get FREE shipping if you spend $50 or 15% off your order of $100 with code: BEFRESH14. Ladies, it’s time to shop!

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{Steal of the Week} Boho Dresses for Less

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So, I’ve been shopping online like an absolute madwoman lately (read: I got my tax return) and I found myself pretty much only looking at dresses. Who doesn’t love putting on one article of clothing and calling it an outfit? It’s the easiest way to look super chic without a ton of effort.

Boho-chic dresses are my favorite dresses in all the land. They come in so many styles and are so effortlessly gorgeous. If I could wear a crochet dress every day I’d be one happy hippie. But that’s not reality for me, so weekends are when I get to fully express my boho self. Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite sites to shop because…

1. They have adorbable clothes

2.  The sales are unreal (on clothing and home decor!). If you’re into boho dresses like I am, then you have to check these babies out.

Steal of the Week_Trend Hungry_Boho Dresses 1 The black maxi is so understated. On the Web site, the model was wearing this with a black panama hat and it was the perfect outfit. Keep jewels to a minimum with this dress since the cutouts know how to snag attention.

And how about that blue slip dress? The metal plate on the back adds style and versatility to the dress, making it feel like a complete outfit sans accessories. Wear gold-accent gladiators or keep it classic with a pair of nude pumps

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My absolutely favorite dress out of all four of these is the long, fringed-crochet dress. These dresses can be tough since they’re totally see through but all you need is a bodycon tank dress underneath or you could go a la Kim K and wear solid briefs and bustier (much like what the model is rocking) and show a little bit more peek-a-boo skin without being trashy.

These discounts simply cannot be passed up. It’s time to channel your inner hippie and embrace the free-spirit way of life and fashion.

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Pins and Needles – cut out button front back dress // $69.99 $19.99 – 71% off

Lucca Couture – crochet flutter-sleeve dress // $89  $39.99 – 55% off

Ecote Ava – crochet midi dress // $148 $39.99 – 60% off

Oh My Love – triangle plate swing dress // $65 $19.99 – 38% off



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{Steal of the Week} RVCA Swimsuit Sale

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You guys, it’s officially spring! And it’s time to start thinking about swimsuits. It may be about to snow on the east coast, but bikini weather will be here before you know it. Don’t risk being bathing-suit twinzies with another girl or ending up wearing the same swimsuit you’ve been sporting for the last three years.  I did some hunting and found a seriously cute bikini for less than $40, yeah both pieces for under $40.

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This years’s RVCA swim look book had me hooked and I HAD to have a suit. Imagine my excitement when I found this at Nordstrom Rack (on Hautelook) for  less than $20, each piece! And it’s tribal print, which makes it even more necessary.  Right now, the top is $16 and the bottom is $18, which is about 50% off.

If you’re not already a member of Hautelook, you need to be. They have the most amazing designer flash sales and their customer service is seriously incredible. It’s a bargain hunter’s dream. Sign up  on Hautelook and start saving today.

Keep saving with past editions of the Steal of the Week and share where you find deals in the comments below. 

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