March 2014 - Sensible Stylista

Counting Stars

For today's post, I've featured a bunch of goodies courtesy of Charlotte Russe.  I actually showcased a couple of these items on yesterday's roundup - clicky HERE to see the aforementioned post - so some pieces may look familiar!  
Charlotte Russe has such an amazing online selection!  They seriously have the cutest dresses and accessories!  Make sure to scroll down below to see a few of my other favorite dress picks.    FYI:  this crazy sexy dress fits me like a glove and only costs $8.  Ridiculously awesome, right?  
I'm a triple threat, uh oh...*winks*
A close up of my dress sans jacket...
My new CR necklace!  I heart it so much.  If you're looking for affordable jewelry, make sure to hit them up.  They're seriously legit!  I've had some really bad experiences with chains in the past, but I seriously stand behind the quality of their accessories!
Dress:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($7.99)
Jacket:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($36.99)
Clutch:  c/o Handbag Heaven ($39.91)
Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Shoes:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($35.50)
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The Maxi Dress - Part 1

I haven't done a day-to-night segment in a while sooo I'll be styling this fab Deb maxi two ways - make sure to keep an eye out for part 2!  Anywho, for today's post I've thrown together a casual look for ya'll.  I styled the dress with a stunning two-tone necklace from Amrita Singh.  I love mixing metals!  FYI: this dress is available in five other colors~
I wanted to carry an everyday bag so I grabbed this Kate Spade tote.  I bought this while it was on a sale a while back!  At first I thought it was too big, but it's been my go-to ever since.  This thing seriously carries my life.  Cute and practical, hashtag winning!  Yes, I just wrote out hashtag, hardy har har.
A closer look at my sunnies c/o Sunglass Warehouse.  There's just something about aviators.  They make a girl feel so cool!  Although I love the way these babies frame my face, I love the affordable price tag even more.  They have a huge assortment of aviators available online so make sure to check out their selection HERE.
Dress:  c/o Deb ($25)
Necklace:  Amrita Singh via Beyond the Rack
Sandals:  Coach Factory Outlet 
Aviators:  c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Bag:  Kate Spade
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Gifting Gorgeous Watches: Spotlight on Triwa

Alrighty ya'll, I'll be reviewing the stunning Rose Lansen Chrono watch pictured below today on Sensible Stylista. Triwa generously sent me this piece to style, and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys.  I'll definitely be styling it in a future outfit post so keep an eye out - I just need to get the wristband adjusted first! Oh the woes of NOT having a car *sobs* 
Anywho, the rose gold is absolutely gorgeous, and although the piece costs a whoppin' $350, it's well worth the price.  If you're looking to splurge or buy someone a very generous gift, I highly suggest checkin' out their selection.  They also have sunnies available.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that shipping is free!
I had such a hard time picking out a watch to review because there were so many amazing options available.  Here are a few of my other favorite Triwa watch picks for you guys...

Do you guys like making statements with your watches? Which brands do you guys like the most?
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March Workout Playlist

Alright guys, it's time for my monthly workout update.  I know, I know, I've been slackin' hardcore ::hangs head in shame:: I mean I've been working out on the reg, but I've also been eating A LOT of garbage.  I'm a stress-eater, "ugh" squared.  
Needless to say, I'll be eating clean from here on out.  Let's just call February a splurge month, HAHA!  Anywho, without further ado, here's my March workout playlist:

1.  Error 404 - Original Mix - Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway (5:34)

2.  We'll Be Coming Back - Original Extended Mix - Calvin Harris & Example (6:34)
3.  No Beef - Afrojack & Steve Aoki ft. Miss Palmer (4:53)
4.  Indian Summer - Radio Edit - Rasmus Faber ft. Frida Sundemo (3:34)
5.  What Now - R3hab Remix - Rihanna (4:52)
6.  Here 2 China - Calvin Harris, Dillon Francis, Dizzee Rascal (2:32)
7.  The Stockholm Syndrome - CLMD Radio Edit - Clmd, Kish, Froder (3:39)
8.  Hotline - Ciara (3:24)
9.  All you - Edited Version - The Cataracs, Waka Flocka Flame, Kaskade (3:36)

BTW, have any of you guys tried juice cleanses?  If so, would you recommend them?
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Sensible Stylista x Wet Seal

WOOT!  I'm super excited for today's post because I've teamed up with Wet Seal - they asked me to style an outfit for all ya'll Spring Breakers. They let me choose a theme, and  I - of course - picked a glam night out with frands.  You guys know how much I love getting dolled up!  I picked a flirty skater dress and threw on a fancy fringe cardigan for warmth.  To up the fab factor, I accessorized with a bunch of bling - Oh how I love sparkly thangs. Anywho, make sure to check their selection out, especially summer dresses.  Their clothing is mad affordable, so you won't have to feel that guilty about treating yourself.
A closer look at my necklace courtesy of Benevolent Jewels.  If you guys haven't heard of them, you need to check them out STAT by clicking here.  They're an online store that donates 20% of their profits every three months to a philanthropic organization.  FYI: They're currently giving customers an extra 35% off with code SPRINGBREAK.  
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain
Cardigan:  c/o Wet Seal ($15)
Dress:  c/o Wet Seal ($29.90)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Necklace:  c/o Benevolent Jewels
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Spring Break Cancun

HAHA, just kidding.  If only.  I wish I was in Cancun for break ::sigh:: I definitely wouldn't mind the warm weather!  I'm visiting my family in Pittsburgh instead which is just as fun but chillier *winks*
I thought it'd be cool to do a beach/pool post anyway!  I look ready to go with my straw hat and colorful maxi from AMI Clubwear.  I'm obsessed with the print, and the leg slit is so sexy.  The back is also exposed so it's perfect for hot weather. What do you guys like to wear poolside? Erm, other than swimwear obvi ::blushes::
Tote:  c/o The Cove Atlantis
Shoes:  Coach Factory Outlet
Dress:  c/o AMI Clubwear
Hat:  Arth - old
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Savvy Style Series: Haul Post

It's time for a haul post, errbody. Coupons.com generously gave me a $300 gift card to buy whatever I wanted.  Hell to the yes.  Oh the perks of being a Savvy Style Blogger ::grins:: Oh, and FYI all of the clothing pictured below is from Charlotte Russe...

1.  Textured Cross-back Skater ($20.25) - I loved this dress so much that I bought another one in yellow.  The cross-back's a bit different, but it's pretty much the same design.  CR dresses run small so size up.  I usually wear XS but S fits me perfectly here.
2.  Topshop Coral Necklace ($28) - I'm SO obsessed with this necklace.  The flowers are so cute and springy!  I bought this piece at Nordstrom - it's my first official Topshop buy.  Anywho, if you're lookin' to shop there anytime soon, check out these Nordstrom coupon codes beforehand for the best deal possible.
3.  Lace Bell Sleeve Chiffon Shift ($21.75) - Super cute dress.  I love the lacy sleeves!  If you're looking for a chic shift dress, you're welcome in advance. 
4.  Raglan Lace Skater ($21.75) - Another cute dress option.  SUCH a pretty color - I love anything mint! It's a little on the short side so I might actually have to skip heels for once.  Oh the agony!
5.  Box-Pleated High-Waisted Skater ($16.20) - I'm not crazy about this skirt.  The material isn't great, and the design isn't that flattering.  I may have to return this ::sigh::  We'll see!
6.  Cut-out Tribal Print Hi-lo Dress ($20.25) - LOVE this dress.  As you can see, I'm a huge fan of cutouts and prints!  Tribal anything is totally "in" this season so if you want to be "trendy" - whatever that means - check this dress out!  OH, and the back has a cut-out as well.  
7.  Textured Cross-back Skater ($20.25) - This is the skater I was talking about! Which one do you guys like more?  The yellow or coral picture above?
8.  Tulip Peplum Mini ($15.30) - Super cute skirt.  It's tight though, so if you're not a fan of body-con, this piece is not for you.  
9.  Crisscrossing Cut-out Skater ($21.75) - This dress is definitely my FAVORITE thing here!  I styled it HERE a couple days ago. It's SO sexy.  Wear this and you'll definitely be breakin' necks ::grins::  

Anywho, I hope you guys enjoyed my haul post.  I didn't want to bore ya'll with a super long review so I kept it short and sweet. If you have any questions, feel free to tweet me, FB me, whatever, you get the point!  FYI:  if you'd like to purchase any of these items, surf Coupons.com for Charlotte Russe coupon codes first!  There are a couple of cool promotions going on right now so make sure to take advantage of them.  Oh, and the prices above are what I personally paid - they had a baller dress promotion going on at the time.  I think they're currently more expensive.  Just givin' you guys a heads up!
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

So, I'm channelling my inner Blair Waldorf once again for today's post.  I've featured an ADORABLE bow skirt courtesy of Sincerely Sweet Boutique.  If you haven't checked them out already, make sure to hit them up.  They have the cutest stuff available online.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that I want to buy every single one of their dresses and skirts.  In fact, if you guys scroll down below you'll see a couple of my current fave skirt picks...
FYI: my heels from Nine West sparkle.  Yeah, they're magical.
Anywho, I'm obsessed with bows so this skirt seriously tickles my fancy.  I do have to give ya'll a heads up though.  This item runs large so go down a size.  I had to get mine tailored, but it was totally worth it!
I styled the piece with super girly pieces because I felt like it.  Cut me some slack.  Bows make me giddy, ok?  I borrowed this ruffled blouse from my mom.  L'Agence is bomb.  I love their collection so much.  Their stuff's way out of my budget though.  Maybe I'll "accidentally" pack it in with my stuff, HA.  I also borrowed her Gucci bag, too.  I'm such a mooch.  Whatevs.  She can deal with it ::grins::
Blouse:  L'Agence - borrowed
Skirt:  c/o Sincerely Sweet Boutique ($29.99)
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet - old
Bag:  Gucci - borrowed

A few of my favorite skirt picks as mentioned previously.  Where are you guys shopping for new spring garb?
Left ($39.99) / Middle ($29.99) / Right ($24.99)
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Luck of the Irish

HAPPY SAINT PATTY'S DAY!  I hope you guys all had a super fun weekend.  What did ya'll do?  Other than drink non-alcoholic beverages of course *winks* anywho, I'm sorry my post title's misleading.  I'm assuming ya'll expected a green outfit or at least some kind of green accessory? Yeah.  What can I say?  I'm a ninja like that.  I like to keep you guys guessing, hardy har har.  
For today's look, I've featured a lovely dress courtesy of Iris.  High-low hems are legit.  I gotta say, I always feel hella goddess-y when I wear them out ESPECIALLY if it's windy out, haha!  Slow-mo walking FTW.  How do you guys feel about high-low skirts/dresses?  
Bag:  Chanel - borrowed
Blazer:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Dress:  c/o Iris Wholesale
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Style Savvy Blogger - Part 1

Woot!  I'm very happy to announce that I'm a Savvy Style blogger for Coupons.com.  This was super awesome news cause they only chose 5 bloggers *pumps fist* Plus, ya'll know how much I love bargain shopping.  I clip (virtual) coupons for errthang and surf retailmenot.com & coupons.com on the reg.  Smart shopping FTW.  
For my first coupons.com post, I chose to style a sexy LRD (little red dress, DUH) from Charlotte Russe and cute red heels from DSW.  The criss-cross cutout is scandalous, but I'm diggin' it.  To balance out the whole I'm-a-sex-kitten vibe, I paired the dress with "classy" accessories.  I mean, how could you not win with a rhinestone encrusted clutch and a faux-pearl statement necklace?
A closer look at my new heels from DSW!  They're available in other colors as well.  For some reason, I'm not into pointy-toed heels.  I'm a round-toe-heel kind of girl, what can I say!
Necklace:  c/o Armed & Readi ($30)
 Dress:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($28.99)
Shoes:  c/o JS by Jessica Oscar via DSW($59.95)
Clutch: c/o Lily Rain

So, I know I'm biased and all, but there are seriously thousands of coupons.com coupon codes.  Get on them STAT.  Especially if you're going shopping anytime soon.  Why spend more cash than necessary?  I make sure to check Coupons.com for the best deals beforehand - I surfed these pages before purchase:  DSW codes & Charlotte Russe codes. You're welcome in advance *winks*
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Sweet Nothing

Skater dresses are so baller.  Comfy yet cute?  Yes please.  I got this dress from AMI Clubwear, and I'm totally obsessed with the color and design - even the back is cute!  I should've shown you guys the lace backing/sleeves, but it was SO cold outside.  I didn't want to take my jacket off - so sorry!  You forgive me, right? *grins sheepishly*
Anywho, I had a ton of fun styling this look.  The accessories really add character!  I always love incorporating pops of animal print.  Also, studded sunnies never hurt ::winks:: 
A terrible curtsy for you guys, hardy har har...OH and my jacket is from Charlotte Russe. They have the CUTEST outerwear. I've provided several other adorable options below so make sure to scroll down and check them out...
Sunnies:  c/o Sunglass Warehouse ($15.26)
 Dress:  c/o AMI Clubwear ($22.99)
Jacket:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($40.90)
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Biker Chic

YAY! I officially have a tulle skirt in my wardrobe!  I absolutely love the layers.  Way to go, The Girl That Loves.  If you guys haven't checked out their selection, you need to STAT. They have the cutest stuff.  I can't deal. 
Tulle skirts are so fancy - I mean that in a good way FYI. They look great dressed up and all, but I wanted to style it casually for today's post. Hence (haha, I wrote "hence"), I paired it with a cool graphic tee and a BAMF moto jacket and then threw on a bomb statement necklace and a pair of sweet heels to cap off the look.  Accessories FTW!
A full body shot sans jacket...
A closer look at my new statement necklace courtesy of Armed and Readi!  This piece may look familiar - I featured it on my "Weekly Roundup" a couple days ago!  Anywho, I blast my roundup every Sunday.  Check out the series to see a list of fab giveaways, links, and sponsor must-haves. I also feature my weekly "Fashionista" winner on that post so don't miss out!  
 Tee:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Necklace:  c/o Armed & Readi ($32)
Skirt:  c/o The Girl That Loves
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet - old
Bag:  Vintage Bally - gifted
Shoes:  5/48 via Off Saks Fifth
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Sponsor Spotlight: Velvet Heart

I FINALLY HAVE A YELLOW TOP!  Totes exciting, right?  I'm loving this butterscotch shirt from Velvet Heart.  It's technically a tunic, but whatevs.  I'm gonna wear it like a blouse anyway!  I love the design on the front ::grins::  Oh, and make sure to check out their new Spring collection.  They have so many gorgeous new pieces in stock!  
Lots of layering going on today.  I like the way my cardi peeks out!
Bag:  Prada
Skirt:  Forever 21 - old
Coat:  Burberry - gifted
Shirt:  c/o Velvet Heart
Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Cardigan:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
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Skater Skirts FTW

Skater skirts are SO money.  They're super flattering, and they're comfy as hell.  In fact, they're probably the comfiest things you can buy in stores - yoga pants don't count!  Yeah, that's right.  I went there!  I know that's bold, but it is what it is!
They seriously look good with any and everything.  Skater + crop top = sexy; skater + button-front tucked in = polished; skater + cropped sweatshirt = style with ease.  Alright, you guys get the point.  Basically, skater + ______ = awesome sauce
I highly recommend purchasing pieces in different colors and patterns.  Stores like Charlotte Russe and Forever 21 have a ton of affordable options online and in-stores!  I promise you, they'll be mad handy in the spring and summer!
A closer look at my button-front from Velvet Heart!  LOVE the black stripes...
Jacket:  c/o Others Follow
Skirt:  c/o The Girl That Loves
Tights:  Talbots Factory Outlet - old
Sunnies:  c/o OASAP ($10.50)
 Necklace:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Shirt:  c/o Velvet Heart ($38)
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Shoes:  c/o Deb
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The Dreamcatcher

Time for a casual look, YAYZORS.  For today's post, I styled a fun yet comfy outfit for a chill day with frands.  Isn't it amazing how shoes and sunnies can transform an entire look? I mean, I know I'm biased - this is my blog and all (ha) - but the half-tint sunnies and strappy sandals really make a difference.  If you're looking for cute affordable sunnies, make sure to check out Sunglass Warehouse. They have awesome picks for sweet prices.  What are you waiting for? Go check them out!
MY SHIRT HAS MINI-HEARTS ON THEM!  I had to use caps.  How else would I convey my excitement?  When I saw this tee, I legit flipped out. Well done, The Girl That Loves, well done ::slow clap:: Make sure to pick one up for yourself HERE...
A close up of my temporary dreamcatcher tattoo.  I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Tattoo For a Week and I'm obsessed!  I've always wanted a tat, but the whole "you-have-it-until-you-die" kept me from getting one, haha.  I'll definitely be sporting different ones for fun from now on.  I'm not gonna lie.  I felt like a total BAMF sporting this around!
 Tee:  c/o The Girl That Loves ($29)
Temporary Tattoo:  c/o Tattoo For a Week ($4)
Jacket:  c/o Aeropostale 
Jeans:  Bongo via Kohl's - old
Shoes:  c/o Deb ($49.90)
Sunnies:  c/o Sunglass Warehouse ($14.41)
Bag:  c/o Chicwish
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February Workout Playlist

AH! I forgot to share my February playlist with you guys.  Here you go:

1.  La La La - Naughty Boy Ft. Sam Smith (3:41)
2.  In the Air - Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT ft. Angela McCluskey (5:07)
3.  Pressure Alesso Remix - Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji, Starkillers (6:06)
4.  A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - Fergie, Q-tip, GoonRock (4:01)
5.  Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne (3:48) 
6.  Drinking From the Bottle - Calvin Harris, Tinie Tempah (4:00)
7.  What About Us? - Brandy (3:57)
8.  The Illest - Far East Movement, Riff-Raff (3:40)
9.  No Beef Vocal Mix - Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Miss Palmer (6:02)
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Rosettes and Ruching

For today's post, I've featured a beautiful dress from For Elyse.  This classy piece is absolutely perfect for a romantic night out. The ruching and rosettes make me feel like a total goddess.  If you're interested in purchasing, I've provided the product link below!
I paired the dress with an oversized khaki cardigan to bolster the whole goddess vibe and carried a blush Kate Spade clutch to add a trendy touch. Kate Spade always has the COOLEST clutches.  Scroll down below for a few of my favorite KS picks...
I didn't get to take a photo sans cardi because it was too cold out, but here's a closer shot of the dress from the site in case you want to see more.
A closer look at my new shoes courtesy of AMIClubwear.  The gold straps are too cute!  
Cardigan:  c/o Deb
Shoes:  c/o AMIClubwear ($27.99)
Clutch:  Kate Spade - old
Dress:  c/o For Elyse ($46.99)
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Beauty Review: Commodity Fragrances

Alright guys, it's time for a serious beauty review.  I recently had the pleasure of trying Commodity, and let me tell you, I am legitimately hooked.
Let me break it down for ya'll.  You start by paying $9 for a fitting kit.  Now, that may seem expensive but keep in mind that you're trying 10 different fragrances, and trust me when I say this, they're all MAGICAL.  


I swear, I felt like freakin' Aphrodite spritzing them on but that's besides the point.  It's worth it because the $9 you spend goes into the fragrance you ultimately choose to buy. Remember though, if you want to redeem your $9 you gotta place the order within 30 days!  Just givin' ya'll a heads up!  Anywho, you can either get a trio (if you can't pick one) or one 100ml bottle of your favorite scent.

I'm seriously not messing around when I say that every single scent is ridiculously amazing.  I ended up ordering a 100ml bottle of Mimosa but it was a TOUGH decision.  I can't wait for it to get here ::makes heart shape with fingers::

Oh, and Commodity also has an fab assortment of scents for men as well.  Whether you want to spoil yourself or get a bomb gift for someone else, Commodity is the way to go.  If you have ANY questions about the process, tweet me, FB me, leave a comment, blah blah - you know the drill!  
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