I’m Back and Better Than Ever!

I’ve FINALLY taken my passion for fashion to a new level, as a Chloe+Isabel Merchandiser!

After falling head over heels for the statement necklace trend, I stumbled upon one of the prettiest collections of fashion jewelry out there.

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Chloe+Isabel’s jewelry is fresh, fun, and right on trend. Shop my boutique for the latest and greatest! Their Undreamed Shores Collection hit yesterday, so be one of the first to shop these new pieces!

Shop my boutique here: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/jessicadurrell 

And follow me on Facebook for news and GIVEAWAYS! https://www.facebook.com/chloeisabelboutique 

 

ALWAYS Google “Coupon Code” Before Making an Online Purchase!

I am a HUGE fan of the online coupon codes. And it’s amazing to me how few people realize the $ they could save by simply spending an extra minute or so searching for a coupon code specific to the store they are about to place an online purchase with. Even the more high profile brands you might not expect to give out coupons, do so on a fairly regular basis. You just have to be willing to look.

If you are on a brand’s email subscription list or Facebook page, it’s likely you’ll be made aware of online discounts, such as the example below.

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However, I personally can’t imagine receiving emails from every brand I’ve ever shopped from. I’ve subscribed to my very favorites and even now, my inbox is over run with specials and promotions (not that I’m complaining). Point being- it can’t hurt to look, it can only be to your advantage.

This post is as a result of a purchase I just made at http://www.RalphLauren.com. Even though a special on their Summer Sale items was indicated on the site, I just felt the urge to search for additional promotions that might help with my full cost items.

After googling “Ralph Lauren Coupon Code”, I found the first two sites listed to be unhelpful- listing only the summer promotions. But the third one had a coupon for me! http://www.dealigg.com/story-Ralph-Lauren-Coupons-Ralph-Lauren-Coupon-Code– 10% off each item!

sdAnd 10% doesn’t seem like much… but we are talking Ralph Lauren here. 🙂

Anyway- If I save one person $10 through this post, it will have been worth it. Have a fabulous week- and happy hunting!

12 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Okay, recessionistas, I am going to share my 12 Summer Wardrobe Essentials with you and examples of where to buy each. As these are items that stay in style pretty consistently from year to year, you don’t have to feel bad spending a little extra on them. 😉

Maxi dress- for effortless style and total comfort

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J Crew $80 http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~83954/99102992778/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~maxi%20dress/83954.jsp

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Target $30

http://www.target.com/p/merona-women-s-kimono-sleeve-maxi-dress-collection/-/A-14578304

Tissue Tee- for those warm summer nights

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J Crew (on sale) $20

http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/tissuetees/PRDOVR~33284/99102987097/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~tissue%20t/33284.jsp

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Forever 21 $8

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=top&ProductID=2031557154&VariantID=

Full skirt- for a classic lady-like silhouette, and to show off those legs! 

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Anthropologie $98

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-skirts/27105196.jsp

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Piperlime $225

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=96327&vid=1&pid=690840002

Thin Cardigan- for those windy days/nights at the beach

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J Crew (on sale) $50

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~73265/99102645135/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~cardigan/73265.jsp

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Gap $45

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=92377&vid=1&pid=351070102

Shopper Tote- for shopping, of course (on your tropical vaca?)

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Kate Spade (on sale) $99

http://www.katespade.com/flicker-fabric-zip-bon-shopper/PXRU4118,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU4118_color=452#q=shopper&start=7&cgid=katespade-root

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Gap $40

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=494648032

Dress Short- for when it’s time to dress to impress. DO wear with heels. 🙂

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Piperlime $175

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=96326&vid=1&pid=690839012

shortantrAnthropologie $78

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-shorts/26991844.jsp

Breezy top- something flowy and romantic

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Free People $58

http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-tops/we-the-free-fly-away-galaxy-tee/

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Nasty Gal $42

http://www.nastygal.com/clothes-tops/daydream-blouse

Relaxed fit jean- for when you kind of feel like bumming it, but still need to look fab

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J Crew $168

http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/denim/boyfriend/PRDOVR~50998/50998.jsp

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Gap $70

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=48600&vid=1&pid=249283002

Panama hat- because they are so sweet and southern 

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J Crew $58

http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/scarvesandhats/PRDOVR~23793/23793.jsp?color_name=natural

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Piperlime $58

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=67512&vid=1&pid=697263012

Classic boat shoe- for when you might get a little dirty

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Nordstrom $95

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sebago-spinnaker-boat-shoe/3383498?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=2437&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_7_B

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Sperry $80

http://www.sperrytopsider.com/store/SiteController/sperry/productdetails?catId=cat90048DM&subCatId=cat100150DM&showDefaultOption=true&stockNumber=9298001&skuId=***7********9298001*M100&productId=7-142090&&subCatId=cat100150DM&productId=7-142090&stockNumber=9298001&subCatTabId=&catId=cat90048DM&productdisplayName=Women’s+Audrey+Slip-On+Boat+Shoe&subcatdisplayName=Boat+Shoes&skuId=***7********9298001*M100&pageIdentifier=productdetail&catdisplayName=Women&showDefaultOption=true

Crossbody- for hands free ease

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Kate Spade $198

http://www.katespade.com/grove-court-stripe-cora/PXRU4330,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_PXRU4330_color=283#start=4&cgid=ks-handbags-cross-body

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Piperlime $68

http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=924305002

I’d love to hear some of your summer staples! Happy Hunting! 🙂

Kate Spade’s Adorable Pillow DIY!

Today, Kate Spade (one of my biggest fashion icons) shared an adorable DIY bow pillow on their blog. Check it out here: http://www.katespade.com/blog/katespade-blog-mondays-on-madison,en_US,pg.html

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Follow Kate Spade on Facebook to get their updates in your news feed. https://www.facebook.com/katespade?fref=ts

The Outnet- The Most Fashionable Fashion Outlet, Online!

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Okay- so this is an exciting find. The Outnet (www.theoutnet.com) describes itself as “your ultimate destination for amazing designer fashion at up to 85% off. From party dresses by Hervé Léger to must-haves by Marni, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang and more, discover the thousands of items waiting for you!” And it does not disappoint. The fashion sky is the limit when it comes to brand variety on this site. I’m talking anywhere from Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, to Valentino and Oscar de la Renta- most at prices from 50-60% off!

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And like many good things, Outnet has an app as well. Just download it from the ITunes store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-outnet/id421387883?mt=8) and scroll through the savings on your phone! You can search by designer, color, or even get suggestions on what to pair together.

The Outnet is a recessionista’s best friend! Happy Hunting!

Free Kate Spade Wallpapers for your Mobile Devices

Hey, Recessionistas! Get Kate Spade “in the palm of your hand”. Welcome in Summer with these pretty Kate Spade Wallpapers (inspired by her new Ginger Island print) for your mobile phone, Ipads, computers, or Facebook timeline! 🙂

Get them here! : http://www.katespade.com/blog/katespade-blog-in-the-palm-of-your-hand,en_US,pg.html

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