Things My Money Can Buy

Ruffles and Frills

Ruffles and frills is not something new to the fashion world.  This trend has been around since the 16th century but it continues to make a major comeback!


I’m here for this trend  and these amazing statement pieces.   I decided to pair a striped ruffled shirt from Zara with these distressed jeans also from Zara.   I LOVE these jeans from Zara, amazing details!

I felt the shirt was a little too big although it was a small (no x-small were available) but I tried to make it work. As it gets a little cooler (currently in 90 degree Fl ) , I will try to mix and match with other items.


I’m always looking for the best deal!  This shirt was under $30 and the jeans were $40.

Ladies, how are you rocking this ruffle and frills trend?



Photo Credit:  Katie D.



How to Get $21 Worth of Beauty Products for Just $7…


I came across this article while strolling Twitter!  I never knew this existed.

Each month Target releases a box filled of certain beauty products – for just $7!! Can you believe it? The box is called Target Beauty Box .  This concept was first introduced in 2013 and offers the beauties the opportunity to try some of the retailer’s great products for an amazing discount.

The Target Beauty Box for the month of August features products to nourish the skin and your daily regimen.  Check out the items below!  Will you be purchasing your Target Beauty Box this month?Target Beauty BoxImages:

Dove Clear Finish Dry Spray Deodorant – 3.8 ozAntiperspirant spray goes on dry; offers up to 48 hours of odor and wetness protection.
Hint: Did you know you sweat at night? Apply before bed to wake up fresh the next day.

SpaLife Nourishing Facial Mask – 1 ct
Loaded with natural fruit extract, this facial mask nourishes skin and brightens complexion.

Herbal Essences Argan Oil Shampoo – 1.4 oz
Color-safe formula infused with argan oil, aloe and sea kelp help to nurture, smooth and repair hair in just 21 days.

up & up Facial Wipes – 25 ct
Wipes with vitamin E, aloe, chamomile, green tea leaf and cucumber remove dirt, oil, & waterproof makeup.

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips -1 ct
Cleanses & unclogs pores in just a few minutes. Apply to dry, clean skin. Remove when strip is stiff.

Garnier Clearly Brighter Daily Scrub – 1oz
Non-drying formula helps to refine pores, even skin tone and wash away dirt, oil & makeup in one step.


Apple of My Eye!


I wanted to share with you this cute dress I purchased at Zara a few weeks ago.  When I first saw the dress I thought – so simple but cute!  I’m such a huge fan of black but often times I like to mix a little color in there.  This dress is perfect for the office, happy hour or dinner.  Oh and did I mention comfy!  It’s cotton material so not too thick and the sleeves are open so it’s cool as well.



Hope this provides a little outfit inspiration and some encouragement to take fashion risk!

Check out a few more red dress here!


Reddress4Reddress2Photo Cred:  Katie D





What’s the Perfect Working Bag?

Like most women, I’m constantly balancing work, gym, hobbies and so many other things we have going.  I always find myself looking for the perfect go to bag to help balance everything.


Black leather bags have always been my favorite and I see most many women carry them as well. I started to think why leather? Well, it’s durable, timeless and most importantly can be carried on a day to day without ruining the quality!  With so many styles and variations, a nice leather bag can complete your outfit and give so much confidence.  My personal favorite is the classic tote.


For the past month, I’ve carried this black  Women’s Work Tote Handbag by Merona from Target which I absolutely love.  It’s big enough to fit my laptop which is my favorite but I can also carry my makeup case and a pair of flats for those long days!  🙂

Any suggestions Ladies?  What are the Best Tote Bags for work?

Check out a few other places with great handbags!



Is Wearing All Black in the Summer OK?

Yes ladies, I know it’s hot in the summer!  Black is my favorite color to wear and I tend to gravitate towards items that are black when I’m shopping…black dress is #1!   Wearing black makes me feel confident, it’s sleek and sophisticated.


In my opinion, fashion is about wearing what you want when you want.  I’ve made the decision to wear black in the summer!


I came across the amazing jumpsuit from Zara that I absolutely loved!  I paired it with a white heel from Zara and added a black belt to it as well.  The jumpsuit is VERY flared and almost to the point where I have to watch my step! LoL

IMG_2113blk Ladies, will you be wearing all black this summer?







4th of July Outfit Inspo!

We’re a little under a week away from celebrating America’s independence.  While it’s not on most people’s list to be the most stylish for this occasion but if you’re like me, you still want to be cute! 🙂 Which is why I wanted to share this cute, easy and inexpensive outfit inspo with you!  I went to some of my favorite stores – Urban Outfitters and Forever21.

Check out my look below for under $100!  What will you be wearing???

Headband:  Forever21 – $3.99

Shirt:  Urban Outfitters – $15 (sale item)

Jeans:  Forever21 – $27

Shoes:  Forever21 – $21


Photo Cred: Katie D.




Old Scarf? New Look?

Do you have any old scarves in a drawer somewhere?  Well, I’m certainly about recycling old items and making them useful for new looks!

I was getting ready to go out and couldn’t figure out anything to do with my hair.  It’s summer, humid and rainy here in Florida and my hair was not cooperating.  Do you ladies ever have those days?

I started to go through my “don’t know what do with this” drawer and came across this old scarf that I had from years ago and decided to refurbish into a head band.  I actually loved the way it looked and wanted to share with you!


Headbands have definitely been a trend for the past few years – dressy, casual and even for working out.  Celebrities are even wearing head bands to award shows!  Festival season is around the corner ladies – don’t be afraid to throw on a cute headband!  🙂


Photo Cred: Katie D. 

Check out these stores below for the latest stylish headbands for great prices!

  1. Nordstrom
  2. Free People
  3. Forever 21
  4. Francescas

Happy shopping!

AB, xoxo


Best Deals of the Week!

Deal or no deal!? I’m always asking myself this whenever I’m about to purchase anything that I don’t necessarily need!   If you’re like me, I refuse to pay full price for anything knowing that in a few weeks or so it will be on sale.  🙂

I wanted to share with you the top deals I’ve seen this week from some of my favorite stores!  I hope this helps with your shopping.  🙂

Top Deals!

  1. Victoria’s Secret Annual Sale – Currently offering 65% off Beauty and Accessory Products.
  2. ASOS – Currently offering 20% off when using pay pal and if you’re shopping their “casual threads”.
  3. Nine West – Currently offering a “summer sale”  – Buy 1 get 20% off, Buy 2 get 30% off and Buy 3 get 40% off.
  4. Forever 21 – Summer dresses starting at just $12.99.
  5. H&M – Summer sale up to 60% off.
  6. Zara – Very cute items under their “special prices” – So many cute shoes!!


Happy Shopping!  What other deals are out there?????

Andrea, xoxo

5 Great Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s day is approaching (exactly one week) and if you’re like me you’re always scrabbling to find last minute gifts.  I came across these great inexpensive items and wanted to share….Enjoy!!! 🙂

1. Charcoal Grill – If your dad is a “griller”, this portable grill is perfect for him!  It’s great for traveling to the beach or tailgating this fall for football season.  At only $100 you can find this item at .


2. Massage Gift Card – Not only do Mothers enjoy nice massages but Dads do as well.    This a great way to relax and show your appreciation for how hard they work.  Most massage places provide gift cards with a specific value.  Most time $100 will do the trick!


3. Cool Shades – Can’t go wrong with a pair of nice shades for the summer!  Ray Bans are by far my favorite. You can find great deals on Ray Bans at one of my go to stores – Nordstrom Rack.


4.  Art of Shaving – Great option for all male grooming products.  You can currently purchase pre-gift ideas or build your on set!


5.  Last but most importantly, spending time is an amazing gift that doesn’t cost you anything but can be the most valuable! 🙂

I hope these ideas narrow your search!  🙂




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