Fashion Finds - Cute Valentine's Day Stuff!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


This post was sponsored by Walmart and contains affiliate links (I will receive a percentage of commission if you make a purchase through one of my links.) 

I had a great time shooting these Valentine's Day post pics with my sweet son Chase! (Best model ever!) We're both wearing items from EV1, Ellen DeGeneres' line at Walmart. Check out all her (really cute AND really affordable) tees, pj sets, socks, hats and more here!!! My "love" top and cropped Alex jeans both run true to size and are super comfy, flattering and soft! (Note, the writing on the top is pink as shown - it looks white on the website pics.) My shoes are here, and they come in black too.

Chase is wearing this cute EV1 hat and his favorite fleece lined bear slippers! For other gift ideas, check out Walmart's Valentine's Day gift guide here, which has everything from cute toddler outfits to men's Valentine socks, to this adorable backpack. Remember, you get free ship on most items once you spend $35+!! (And you can always add some candy. Yum.)

Chase also loves the Philosophy Amazing Grace body wash (which smells delicious and doubles as both bubble bath AND shampoo!)


You can shop a few of our picks for Valentine's Day using the pics below! If items are out of stock, check back for your size as I've noticed the EV1 items have been restocking!


Fashion Finds - Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale!!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2018


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Not only does Nordstrom's half-yearly sale offer great prices on gorgeous clothing, shoes and accessories, but you also get free shipping and easy free returns on all your purchases!

I'm in love with this Leith dress, which comes in several other short and long styles (including plus sizes) - and the price is SO right (if your size is out of stock, keep checking back! These have been restocking.) It's very flattering on different body types. Also it can be dressed up or down. (The grey color would look great with a denim jacket and more casual shoes.) I'm wearing the 'purple magenta' color above with Calvin Klein slingback heels, Nordstrom stockings and a Karine Sultan necklace. If you're between sizes, go up in the Leith dresses. I'm wearing a small (and I'm 5'8" for reference, normally size 4.)

I grabbed this tank style in two colors for our upcoming vacation. Lots of color options!


The Kut from Kloth Diana corduroy skinnies (pictured above and below) are on sale in lots of colors - I chose black since it goes with everything! They fit more like jeans than like leggings (fitted, but you can wear them with a shorter top OR this Treasure and Bond chunky sweater as I did below.) The Diana skinnies are generously sized, if between sizes, go down.

BP leather booties are also on the sale - I grabbed the grey last year (my fave!!! It's one of the current options too.) and metallic ones this year. They run a little small so go up half a size from what you normally wear. A couple of other options, including a higher heeled version and a flat heel version, are here. BP Combat booties here.

BP is also great for really affordable basics like this cami and this V-neck. Lots of color/pattern options here.


Definitely take a few minutes to check out the entire Nordstrom half-yearly sale here. Don't miss the beauty sale, Kids' markdowns including Mini Boden, jewelryHunter Boots, Kate Spade, Zella and more! You can shop my looks above by clicking the pics below (and remember, if something is sold out in your size, check back - items have been restocking!)


My fantastic Gucci suede hobo bag (under $300!!!)

Friday, December 21, 2018



Free People Laguna thermal top with Kate Spade earrings and Gucci vintage chocolate suede hobo bag 

This post was sponsored by eBay and contains affiliate links (I will receive a percentage of commission if you make a purchase through one of my links.) 

In case you don't get exactly what YOU wanted this holiday season... what would you say if I told you I got this big, gorgeous, chocolate brown suede Gucci bag for under $300? I seriously DID! eBay has introduced an authenticate program here. Experts carefully verify items' authenticity before it is listed so you can be sure it is the real deal!

eBay Authenticate covers pre-owned watches, jewelry and handbags (including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and others!) You can sort by price and by brand.


Although my bag is an older "vintage" style, it is soft, supple, and in immaculate condition inside and out! An absolute steal when you consider that new Gucci bags run in the thousands of dollars. You can check out other Gucci Authenticate handbags and wallets here.

You can also get the Free People top I'm wearing in the first photo here, and Kate Spade earrings from the same collection here. Close up pic below. Check out other fine jewelry on eBay here and fashion here.


81% of eBay items for sale at any given time are brand *new* and have a 'buy it now' option, and with over a billion listings (yes, billion!!) you have lots of options!


You can also check out  eBay's Daily Deals page. Shop my look and check out some of the other eBay Authenticate designer handbag offerings in the links below!


Fashion finds - Holiday Loungewear and super cute boys PJs!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


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Check out these very cute cotton pjs I got for the boys! For myself I got these silky soft PJs by Splendid. (My pjs run true to size, the boys run a little small after washing so size up!) In addition to their own everyday basics, Walmart now partners with Lord and Taylor to bring you a huge range of premium fashion, so you can get budget items and higher end brands in one spot! And a $35+ purchase gets you free shipping on everything! 

If you need a last-minute gift for a teen OR an adult who doesn't take herself too seriously, then you should get her a pair of my polar bear slipper-socks. They are lined with incredibly soft fur, the bears are sewn on separately, and they have the little dots on the bottom so you won't slip while wearing them. They come in puppy and bunny too. (Note: also good for older kids. My son has claimed these as his own so I need to buy another pair. Size says 9 - 11 but they fit my size 8 feet just fine.) 





Bedding shown is from Walmart too - the striped duvet and shams are lovely in person - they're organic cotton and come in various sizes here.




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Walmart Fashion Finds! Winter cashmere, black skinny Levi's, block heel boots

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


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Winter is the perfect time for cashmere! I am especially drawn to pinks and purples like this cashmere turtleneck sweater I'm wearing above. Shown with Levi's black skinnies, a cashmere scarf and block heel booties. And I got all of it from Walmart! In addition to their own everyday basics, Walmart now partners with Lord and Taylor to bring you a huge range of premium fashion, including lots of super soft cashmere!!

Walmart now has fashion options for *every* budget - you can grab anything from comfy lounge wear to a gorgeous evening dress! You can combine high and low price pieces to make great outfits and everything ships free with a $35 purchase! Check out their gift guide also, for jewelry, outdoor accessories, cashmere, and lots more!

Here's another view of my outfit. Levi's are my go-to for everyday skinny jeans. (Also, not shown here, but this style is under $20 and amazing!!! Try the 'flawless' wash.)



The scarf is so soft and would make an amazing gift!! There are  lots of other options in the premium brands shop too. 



These  Booties are by Brinley Co. and are vegan! They come in  several colors. These are from Walmart's everyday basics line. I'd say go down half a size as they run a bit big. This is a great heel height that looks good and is comfy to walk in. They laser cut detailing is a nice touch! 


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Amazing gift alert - Dyson!!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Top by Free People, Frye Boots, Seven for All Mankind jeans
This post was sponsored and contains affiliate links (I will receive a percentage of commission if you purchase through my links.) However... these are my honest opinions and I have LOVED Dyson since long before this post!

I've posted about Dyson on the Sample Sale Mom page for years now, but never until now about this... Did you know that Dyson has its own direct outlet store on eBay? You can grab a V8 Absolute (refurbished or new) like mine above for a wonderful gift (or for yourself, to get your home ready for holiday guests!) I bought one for my mom and dad. You can also get their incredible (and beautiful) hairdryer, or lots of their other products for less!

eBay isn't just for second hand items any more - In fact, 81% of good sold on eBay are NEW with buy it now option! Lots of other major brands (including Kitchenaid) sell directly on eBay too! Check out lots of eBay's home items (from decor to appliances) here.


With the V8 Absolute, you get both a lightweight stick vac (SO easy - you can use it one-handed for stairs) and a hand vac, since the wand part pops right off. And it is great for picking up pet hair. You can see how excited Felix is about it! : )


We primarily use ours on hardwoods and tile, but the Absolute comes with a special attachment for carpets as well. It's super easy to pop off one head and put on another. The Absolute also has a regular setting and a "max" setting. The battery life is great, and it can hang on the wall to charge.

It's also extremely easy to empty. You just pull the red handle on the top and the bottom pops open over the trash. My 9 year old can do it.


You get all these attachments with the V8 Absolute (some, like the crevice tool, are handy when you use it as a hand vac.) Not only is this a great vacuum, it's also lovely, design-wise. 


Love mine, highly recommend it and use it constantly! Below, check out the V8 Absolute and some other cool Dyson products on eBay where you can grab them for less!!! You can also check out  eBay's Daily Deals page. 


Walmart Fashion Finds! Asymmetrical-Hem Sweater, High Waist Skinny Jeans, and Two-Tone Earrings

Friday, November 16, 2018


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Although I'm not a big fan of the Winter, I do love grabbing some new cooler weather clothes! Above I'm wearing a Calvin Klein asymmetrical-hem sweater, (choose color first, then it will show available sizes), Miss Selfridge skinny jeans (more styles here), Robert Lee Morris Soho two tone earnings, and Brinley Co. (vegan) booties. And I got all of it from Walmart! In addition to their own everyday basics, Walmart now partners with Lord and Taylor to bring you a huge range of premium fashion.

Walmart now has fashion options for *every* budget - you can grab anything from simple cotton tees, to designer handbags and Ray Ban sunglasses! You can combine high and low price pieces to make great outfits and everything ships free with a $35 purchase! Check out their gift guide also, for jewelry, outdoor accessories, cashmere, and lots more!

My sweater comes in a few colors and it's at a great price right now. Here's a view of the back detailing:


It has a nice texture and I love that the sleeve length is nice and long. Runs true to size. This would be a great top for moms who are nursing, since the V in front opens all the way to the top for easy access! You can see the material here with the Robert Lee Morris Soho two tone earnings.



This was my first time wearing 'deconstructed' denim - love these Miss Selfridge jeans! They are true skinnies (tight down to the calf) and have a higher waist than most. You may want to go up as they run a little small. (I'm wearing a 4 - my usual size, and they fit like denim leggings.)

Booties are by Brinley Co. and are vegan! They come in several colors. These are from Walmart's everyday basics line. I'd say go down half a size as they run a little big. This is a great heel height that looks good and is comfy to walk in. They have pretty laser cut detailing as you can see below.


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