GURU Coupon Round-Up!

10 Jan

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday!!

Check out some of the great sales going on at Natick Mall and be sure to use your coupons!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

aeropostale

save $10 when you spend $50 or more through 1/31 (click on link to print)

bath-body-works

$10 discount on your purchase of $40 or more through Jan 16

PLUS Bath and Body Works has up to 75% off select items in participating stores, while supplies last
New deals and markdowns each week.

RING in the NEW YEAR with 10% off all TOUCH!  Stop into Roster to check out all the new styles!

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Lord&Taylor
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NY&CO

$25 discount on your purchase of $75. Through Jan 15

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Receive 50% off all new items through the month of January!

Some more deals to know about….

 

Brooks Brothers

Year End Clearance – Save up to 50%* through Jan 31
Shop early. Quantities are limited.
*Select styles. Please see a Sales Associate for details.

Everything But Water

Happy holiday: Extra 60% off sale styles at Everything But Water Through Jan 20

 
Yankee Candle
Entire store up to 75% off!Select items, while supplies last. Through Jan 16
ZARA

Visit the ZARA sale! Through 1/20

 
 Be sure to share all YOUR great deals with me!!

At Natick Mall, there is something for everyone….

Lucky for you, your GURU is here to help you save money whenever possible! So, take advantage of all these great savings!

Are you on Twitter? Follow Natick Mall @ShopNatick for everyday sales and event information.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Shopping!

Spring ~ Pretty Pastels!

9 Jan

OK, who is ready to start thinking about Spring Fashion??

Had it with the cold yet?? So, what are the spring 2014 fashion trends you can look forward to when the snow clears away??

Not much says Spring like pretty pastels!

I found this Kate Spade New York Annette coat that is ready for Spring Showers!

kate spadeReady for spring showers, a simple club-collar topper is refreshed in a pretty pastel hue accented with domed buttons in gleaming silvertone. Other distinctive details include a quartet of buttoned patch pockets in front, a bow detail and extended half-belt in back. $598 at Nordstrom

I expect to see a lot of Pastels at Francesca’s this Spring!

pastel mintBe bold! Be bright! Be ready for spring with the Key Largo Chiffon Tank. Slimming seams run the length of this flattering pastel tank with a hi-lo hem. Pair this basic top with anything, but it will look totally cute with a statement necklace & chunky wedges. Choose from peach or mint.

Forever 21 will definitely have plenty to pick from this Spring! Look for cute dresses like this very light baby pink one!

pink dressA crepe-woven dress featuring a tonal polka dot pattern. Round neckline. Sleeveless. Shirred waist. Hidden side zipper with a hook-eye closure. Fully lined. Lightweight.

This Spring the sky’s the limit on how pastel-happy you want to get….

Think Spring!

Enjoy and Happy Shopping!

Pop of Plaid!

8 Jan

Never more perfect than in winter, never more versatile….

Plaid is still a staple in fashion yet delivered in new silhouettes and scale.

An anywhere, anytime style in an unfussy ’70s-inspired plaid. Extra soft and cozy.

plaidYou can find this shirt at Madewell for $79.50.

If you prefer a more fitted look, try this plaid shirt by BKE available at Buckle for $36.95!

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Madewell offers some other plaid styles as well… Try this smocked popover paired with jeans for a comfy and cute look! Crisp, lean lines (and a great plaid) make this easy, billowy shirt ultra-flattering. $78 at Madewell

plaid 2You can even try wearing a plaid shirt with a sweater over it to just show that pop of plaid on the collar and bit of plaid hanging out at the bottom for a super chic look!

This oversized shirt with stud detail is a wardrobe staple.
By Current/Elliott $195 at Nordstrom.

plaid 3An oversized silhouette, a chest pocket and faded plaid pattern enhance the menswear-inspired feel of a button-front cotton shirt.  When wearing something oversized, go more fitted with the bottoms!

Plaid is a timeless pattern that always makes a stylish appearance!!

Enjoy!

Just Beachy!

7 Jan

Plan your Beach Getaway!

Leave your cares and your coats behind. 
Warm up with a wonderful winter vacation!

Let’s hit the beach, shall we?

vacaUltrasoft lightweight cotton shapes a classic relaxed-fit tee ready for on-the-go comfort. $64 at Nordstrom

I rounded up some items that are perfect for sauntering in the sun and shade! Plenty of inspiration for your vacation wardrobe.

Bring comfortable pieces for lounging and swimming.

vaca 2Guard your precious vacation time in a cheeky cover-up with a swingy, carefree silhouette. $77 Nordstrom

Make a poolside statement on your way in, and on your way out!

cover upLet your favorite swimwear peak through the boho crochet trim of an airy cover-up that floats weightlessly over sun-kissed skin. $99

Get the coverage of a one-piece and the sexiness of a bikini with sheer details, from mesh insets to crochet overlays.

barthingA sheer crochet overlay creates a seductive illusion in a one-piece fashioned with a sweetheart bandeau and finished with a trio of buttons trimming each hip. $130

Beachy, bright and right on trend for fun in the sun, all season long.

marcGlam, glittering metallic stripes reverse to deep, solid blue on a triangle bikini top charmed by the line’s iconic bunny. Marc by Marc Jacobs

White sand and warm waters calls for the perfect flip flops! I love the natural color of these and how comfortable they look! They will match anything in your suitcase!

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Eric Javits Quishee IV Hat is perfect for traveling and protecting your precious face!

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Comfortable, travel-friendly and beautifully handmade hat offers stylish sun protection. Squishee® fabrication resembles and acts like straw.

Don’t forget your fabulous Sunnies! Stylish Tom Ford Jennifer glasses are worth the hefty price tag of $440…

tom fordsOpen-cut lenses modernize polarized sunglasses accented with gleaming metal on the temples.

Escape the cold winter weather and heat things up on your vacation!

Beat the winter blues with a warm vacay!

Enjoy!

Oversized Looks

6 Jan

It’s clear bigger is better this season when it comes to outerwear!

Oversized coats are fashion forward and trending.  You want to look for one with just enough structure…  I found a few different coats to show you:

Check out this Casey Tweed Coat by Marc Jacobs!

oversizedMixed blue tones, an oversized fit and quilted trim add engaging richness to a comfortable, collared coat of woven Italian tweed. $598 at Nordstrom

The season’s chicest coats are oversized!

This Andean Long Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat sure looks cozy and warm to me!

oversized 2Plush alpaca brings incomparable coziness to a chic coat cut with a roomy, dolman-sleeve silhouette and patch pockets. Available at Nordstrom.

This Tildon plaid oversized coat is very stylish and chic!

oversized 3Bundle up in this oversized, boyfriend-style coat covered in a wintry blanket plaid.

If the loose boxy shape doesn’t work well on you, then just belt it!

The good news is that you can probably find a great deal on coats this time of year! Most stores are making room for Spring merchandise… so keep your eye out for a great sale and snag the perfect coat! We all know we have plenty of winter left… unfortunately! May as well make the best of it!

Make a Big Impression!

Happy Shopping!

All about the Skirt…

5 Jan

Skirts can be a tricky item to wear… Pencil, Maxi, Mini, Long or Knee Length Skirts! There are so many to pick from.

Today I wanted to take a look at some different skirts I have been noticing….

Free People Draped Knit Column Skirt

free skirtGossamer slub-knit jersey crafts this effortlessly tucked and draped maxi skirt for a flowing, open-front finish. Available at Nordstrom.

Another skirt from Free People caught my eye and you can see why! This asymmetrical lace skirt is a head turner! I also love how they styled such a pretty skirt with an edgier feel….

free skirt 2Textured bodycon mini, embellished with floral appliqué and a romantic flowing asymmetrical lace hem.

*FP X- From Free People, with love. Inspired by finding beauty in vintage details, embroidery, lace, and heirloom embellishment.  This is only available at Free People!

Another trend I have been noticing for a while is the leg veil!  For example, take a look at this Free People Sequin Mesh skirt!

free skirt 3Glimmering sequins speckle the ultra-sheer rippling length of this wispy mesh midi skirt.  Nordstrom.

Those are some fun styles by Free People, right?  Not sure that they would all work on me though…

What I do know is this… Skirts are a huge Fashion Trend for Spring.

Try a longer skirt, one that hits midcalf or the upper ankle… Like this one by Vince Camuto!

vince skirtPonte Midi Skirt:  a sleek column skirt with endless versatility is rendered in effortless ponte knit with easy pull-on styling.

Skirts are a wardrobe staple and expect to see a lot of options come Spring!

Which style is your favorite?

Happy Shopping!

What to do with Old Christmas Cards….

4 Jan

It can be so hard to figure out what to do with all of those beautiful and thoughtful cards you receive… Every year I struggle with it.  Any photo cards I always save.  I used to be really good about putting them into an album and I would group it by families… but then you know how that goes.  You miss a year and then it turns into 2 years and then before you know it you stopped doing it.  I still save the cards but they are often just thrown into a ziplock bag for me to deal with some year I feel motivated to do something with them.

But then I stumbled on a friend’s Facebook post about how she saves some of her cards but uses some of them for gift tags for next year! I thought this was pretty genius!

So any of the non-photo cards are perfect!  Thank you Eileen Zacco for the cool idea!!

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So, I started to look into how one would turn these into tags….  You simply cut them into a square or rectangle, then punch a hole in them and add a string/ribbon.  I made one really quickly here:

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Want to know something funny? The ribbon was from the inside of one of my shirts! You know those strings they add so that the shirt won’t fall off of the hanger but then it hangs out of your shirt while you are wearing it and one of your friends tells you that you are supposed to cut those out??  Yes, those strings.  I also couldn’t find the hole punch, so I just pushed a hole through with a pencil.  Of course you can get very into this and it would be a great craft to do with your kids or on your own.  You could even buy those fancy scissors that can add a scalloped edging to it.

You could also use white card stock and cut out cute words from cards like “Merry” and then glue that onto the tag and use cool twine or ribbon to complete the gift tag.    A gift with a homemade tag is definitely more thoughtful and much cuter than just a sticker label, right?

The other idea I stumbled on that I really like is putting all the cards together into a book.  Just punch holes in the side of the cards or photos, and clip them together with a simple metal ring or two.  I really love this idea and could see enjoying flipping through the books each year.

I saw ornaments, garland and wreaths as well!  Who knew there were so many great ideas out there?!

Do you do anything cool with your cards??

Let me know if you try this!! Remember you don’t have to do this now, put the cards away and remember to do the tags next year!

Enjoy!

GURU Coupon Round-Up!

3 Jan

Happy New Year Everyone and Happy Weekend!  Yikes, this will be a New Year to remember with this whopper of a snow storm, eh?? Well, if you are looking to get out of the house this weekend, there are a lot of sales going on at the mall for you to take advantage of!  Plus, I rounded up some great coupons so that you can stack the savings!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

aeropostale

save $10 when you spend $50 or more through 1/31 (click on link to print)

bath-body-works

$10 discount on your purchase of $30 or more through Jan 6

Receive 50% off all new items through the month of January!

Some more deals to know about….

Bose

Save 10% on QuietComfort® 15 or 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones.

Hear less noise and more of your music—with brilliant sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit.

Offer does not apply to Special-Edition QuietComfort® 15 headphones. Visit your Bose® store for details. Offer ends Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Save $40 on the purchase of Bose® Solo TV sound system.
Enjoy dramatically better TV sound, all from a one-piece solution.

Visit your Bose® store for details. Offer ends Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Brooks Brothers

Save up to 50%*
Limited Time Values end Friday, January 3rd.

Year End Clearance – Save up to 50%* through Jan 31
Shop early. Quantities are limited.
*Select styles. Please see a Sales Associate for details.

Everything But Water

Happy holiday: Extra 60% off sale styles at Everything But Water Through Jan 20

 Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Men
Save big on a great selection of brands, including Cole Haan, Tommy Bahama, Lacoste, Tumi and more. Through 1/6
Yankee CandleEntire store up to 75% off!

Select items, while supplies last. Through Jan 16

ZARA

Visit the ZARA sale! Through 1/20 

 
 Be sure to share all YOUR great deals with me!!

At Natick Mall, there is something for everyone….

Lucky for you, your GURU is here to help you save money whenever possible! So, take advantage of all these great savings!

Are you on Twitter? Follow Natick Mall @ShopNatick for everyday sales and event information.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Shopping!

Win an Autographed cookbook by Giada!!!

2 Jan

Did you know that Giada De Laurentiis was at Williams-Sonoma recently signing her new cookbook??  

Missed it?? Well, that is what I am here for!  We will pick one lucky person to win this autographed cookbook!

Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. 

In this book Giada De Laurentiis shares the delicious easy recipes and tips she uses to maximize energy and remain fit. Giada’s Feel Good Food is a beautiful guide to staying on track while still eating everything and enjoying life to its fullest.

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This autographed cookbook could be yours!!  Keep it for yourself or use it as a gift!!

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Williams-Sonoma has celebrity chefs in quite regularly! Stop into their store to find out when the next celebrity chef will be there!

It can be hard over the Holidays to stay on track! The abundance of food, family and friends tends to cause us to over indulge a bit!  The New Year is the perfect time to regroup and get back to healthy eating and I am sure this cookbook could be really helpful to us all!  

We only have one… so, let us know why YOU deserve to be chosen! One lucky winner will be picked by random, so there are no wrong answers!!  You have until Sunday, January 5th to enter so don’t wait!

 Best of Luck!!!

Cheers to the New Year!

1 Jan

Wishing you a Wonderful 2014!

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Here is to a Fresh Start to a year full of promise!

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

Have you made any resolutions?

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things.”  ~John Burroughs

Enjoy!

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