J.Crew 30% Off Sale

the women’s new arrivals and current collections at j.crew are so clean and easy to wear right now. light colors and fabrics are perfect for the rising temperatures in new york. and even better, there’s a 30% off one-day sale going on right now! and it’s 25% for men’s and children’s. if  you’re looking for some summer pick-me-up’s for your wardrobe, shop j.crew online before 11:59pm EST today. just use code SHOPNOW to receive the discount. select items throughout the site are not a part of the sale; all participating items are clearly marked. below are my sale picks.

j.crew sale picks

Boy Shirt in Striped Poplin | Plumeria Jacquard Short | Leather Loop Belt in Cognac | Silk Strappy Jumpsuit in Navy | Downing Tote in Metallic Leather | Crossover Pencil Skirt in Plumeria Jacquard

Surprise Kate Spade Sale

Surprise Salequick! you have until tomorrow (05/22/2015 at 11:59pm PT) to get up to 75% off of select items in the kate spade new york SURPRISE SALE! once you click the link, you just have to input your email address and zip code and you’ll have access to the sale. once your cart reaches $200, you’ll also receive free shipping to the US and Canada too.

this sale does not encompass all of their website, but there is plenty available to treat yourself with. please notice that most of the items were originally designed for the kate spade new york outlet stores, but not all of them were. it seems that a lot of people are concerned with this fact, so I’m letting you know about it. if an item was created for the outlet, it says so clearly in the individual item description. personally, I don’t care much one way or the other – I just like the products I like and like them even better when they’re on sale. for example, I’m really in love with their lemon-printed items and will have to make an order for myself once I’ve finished up with this post. check out the sale items on my list!

kate spade new york surprise sale picksVegas Jewels Necklace in “pool blue” – was $148, now $39 | Lemon Studs (designed for outlet) – was $58, now $25 |  Lemon Street Lemon Coin Purse (designed for outlet) – was $79, now $29 | Limoncello Bouquet Large Colin (designed for outlet) – was $128, now $59 | Wellesley Lemon Fabric Medium Harmony (designed for outlet) – was $398, now $139 |  Grand Street Quinn in “robins egg” (designed for outlet) – was $398, now $129

what are you going to pick up in this limited time sale?

Launch Event – Rifle Paper Co. for LeSportsac

Rifle Paper Co. for LeSportsac Launch Event Poster
OMG.

just oh. em. gee!!!

I cannot explain to you my overall love of Rifle Paper Co. and then for Spring, they first paired with Lauren Conrad’s premium clothing line, Paper Crown, I went a little nuts. there were beautiful tops, bottoms, and dresses in those wonderful and distinct flower patterns that can only be Rifle Paper. now, I say “were” because I wasn’t the only person who flew off of the handle when these beauties launched… there isn’t a wide variety left, presently. but you can try your luck with what’s still available through the Rifle Paper site under apparelPaper Crown’s Spring 2015 new arrivals page, and the search results on Anthropologie’s site for “Rifle Paper Co”.

I don’t have much knowledge of LeSportsac, other than I know they’ve been around since the seventies and they’ve had designer companionships with people like Gwen Stefani and Stella McCartney. from what I’ve read about them (I must admit that tomorrow will be the first time I’ve seen one in-person), they are typically nylon and light-weight, which would make them great for casual bags and for toting around your larger items too. but what else do you really need to know other than they’re launching a collection designed with Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.?!

when is New York not busy, honestly? but this week and next week really seem to have more on my event calendar than normal. sadly, I have a brunch with Whole Foods that overlaps with the beginning of this event, so I’m afraid I will be in the back of a VERY long line by the time I get to Madison Ave around noon. but I’m still going because of the 25% discount opportunity to pick up this ADORABLE Hailey tote.

Rifle Paper Co. for LeSportsac Tote
if you can’t make it, you can still check out the new collection online through LeSportsac and Rifle Paper Co. sooo, will I totally be seeing you there tomorrow?

Currently Crushing On…

flats: the FELIZE in Raspberry by M. Gemi | bangle: As Good As Gold by kate spade new york | tote: Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet (wristlet not pictured) by Street Level | jacket: Four-Pocket Military Jacket by Kersh | oxford: Ribbon Trim Oxford by Lands’ End | lipstick: New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in “Strange Magic” by Marc Jacobs Beauty | lip set: 5 Night Fix for Lips by Bite Beauty

do you feel the itch to update your wardrobe for spring? because I do. I totally do. over the last month, the weather in new york has been steadily improving. and just today we hit temperatures in the 80’s for the first time. while that was unexpected, it was certainly welcome. the warm breeze rolling through my apartment today was a vast improvement over the 40-degree day we had about a week ago.

because of spring’s flip-flopping mood swings, I’m expecting layers to be the easiest route to remaining comfortable on a day-to-day basis. so I totally love this olive military-inspired jacket by Kersh. not too heavy, but an added layer for when the clouds roll in or you’re walking on the shady side of the road. AND IT IS UNDER $100! imagine how cute could it be with a pop of coral or pale blue. like this classic oxford from Lands’ End, which I recently bought and am IN LOVE WITH. everyone needs to have a basic oxford in their closet – this one is great.

do you love these loafers from M. Gemi? they are so fabulous and, honestly, it was love at first sight. they’re a classic sort of item, but because of their color (they come in several colors), they can totally add an unexpected bright pop to an outfit. I would love to pair these with a crisp pair of white skinny jeans or a pale distressed pair of boyfriend jeans.

of course spring means the approach of summer, eventually. and that’s an excuse for me to change out my lip colors. I’m a sucker for a good coral-nude and can’t wait to try out the New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel by Marc Jacobs. “Strange Magic” seems like it would be a good match for my light olive skin, especially once I can manage to get some sun (is tanning an acceptable use for a fire escape?). and no lip is ready for lipstick without prepping first. if you had the same winter I had in new york, then you were cold and dry. very cold and dry (radiators are not on my nice list). what totally saved my lips was Bite’s “5 Night Lip Fix”. this set includes their lip scrub stick to buff your lips and their regular lip mask. the scrub is decent, but the mask is the real life-saver (you can buy a larger size of it alone, here). I put a little on at night before bed and it stays put! in the morning, I have totally moisturized lips which are ready for lipstick.

spring doesn’t just mean a change in my makeup – I also tend to gravitate more towards gold and rose gold accessories too. this is because it seems to add to your overall glow in the warmer weather, especially with a bit of a tan. I’m a HUGE fan of kate spade new york and this thick gold bangle would be a nice addition to my collection. great worn in a stack or all on its own.

lastly, the perfect new tote for hauling around said layers and makeup! plus all of the other items I seem to need when I’m running around the city. this blush tote from Street Level was a recommended item from Nordstrom and I’m glad I took at look at it even though I totally don’t NEED another bag right now. that’s so not an important factor because it’s totally cute for spring and would match so many outfits. because it’s not real leather (“vegan leather” – what a clever way to say “fake leather”, right?), this bag is presently under $50, which makes it totally budget friendly and crush-worthy.