Bath & Body Works 2013 V.I.P. Tote Deal

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This goody bag is valued at $119 but you can get it for $20 with any $40 purchase while supplies last with code VIPSPRING13

B&BW are also having their buy 3 get 3 free sale again too which is in it’s final hours……I’ll wait right here……


Now on to the designer piece that I am drooling over today……

Gucci  Bordeaux Melange Crewneck Cardigan

This cardigan is super versatile in my opinion. It is a metallic blend so will dress up even a casual outfit with just the right amount of sparkle in a neutral color. As it is $750!!!! I started looking elsewhere and here are some budget friendly alternatives that I found –

1. Liz Claiborne Button-Down Cardigan – $20

2. Black and gold chunky cardigan – $27

3. Button Down Fog Foil Knit Cardigan – $28.80


Now on to OOTD:


I am loving my Ugg boots lately as I’m sure you can tell!

Tee – Target (Similar here)

Cardigan – Small shop in the UK that I don’t remember the name of (Similar here on sale and almost identical)

Jeans – Gap (Similar here)

Boots – Uggs (short version here)


Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo


13 Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

I received a pretty informative article in my email today about how to eat healthier on a budget. This year I did a complete overhaul on the food we bring in to our home. I cleaned out my cupboards, pantry, fridge and freezer and got rid of about 40% of what we had. We have eliminated all processed foods, foods with dyes in them, all foods that contain GMO’s, anything enriched, and all items that have more than 6 ingredients in them, or ingredients that I can’t pronounce. I did notice that once I started buying primarily organic items that my weekly grocery bill increased almost $100 per week. I don’t mind this when it comes to health.
These choices have decreased my youngest daughters ADHD symptoms and relieved my oldest daughters tummy troubles. I recently watched a video from Robyn O’Brien who changed her children’s diets due to a food allergy and whilst researching this discovered that if you were to move to the US from any other country in the world that your risk of developing cancer in your lifetime increases 4 TIMES the day you move here due to the average American’s diet and the ingredients that are allowed to be put in our food. In Europe artificial dyes have been banned and Kraft macaroni and cheese has no artificial colors in these countries but in the US they continue to add it to the powder used to mix in the macaroni. It is very unsettling. So paying more for foods not riddled with pesticides and unnatural chemicals makes complete sense to me. If there are ways to save money but still eat healthy then I’m all for that too. That’s where this article comes in handy. Enjoy!

Now on to OOTD –


Tee – Target (Similar here on sale)
Cardigan – LOFT (Similar here)
Ponte Pants – Macys (Similar here)
Boots – Calvin Klein (Similar here on sale)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

Final Hours To Get 3 FREE Products From Bath & Body Works

Just wanted to pass on the news of the Bath & Body Works sale that is ending tonight. They are in the final hours of their BUY 3 GET 3 FREE on their signature items. Plus get shipping for only $1 on all orders of $25+ with code FINAL25

Now on to OOTD:


Tee – LOFT (Similar here)

Necklace – Wet Seal

Skinny Cords – American Eagle (Similar here on sale for 63% off plus free shipping)

Boots – Sears (Similar here on sale plus free returns if you’re not happy with your purchase)

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to follow by email.

Jessica xo

Travel Time

It’s that time of year where it’s starting to warm up and people are thinking about their Summer travel plans. I’ve come across some great apps and sites in my recent searches for travel info so thought I would share them with you guys. is for last minute hotel deals at seriously reduced prices. If your travel plans are somewhat flexible or you like spontaneous trips away then this site woud definitely be worth checking out.

The AirportParking app on iTunes can save you a decent amount of money on parking. It may not be as close but usually offers shuttle service if it’s not within walking distance to the airport.

If you’re driving anywhere this Summer then the GasBuddy app on iTunes is going to be well worth it to you. It shows you the nearest gas station as well as the location with the cheapest gas in your vicinity.

The Oanda Currency Converter app will be very useful if travelling abroad. I use this when I take trips back home so that I don’t pay more for something there than I would here. This keeps up to date on the exchange rate so will give you a very accurate results. will show you the nearest chain restaurants that have great deals or free meals for kids.

At you can search by your budget. If you have $350 to spend on a trip then you can input your budget and it will show you ALL destinations within that price range. Perfect if you’re just not quite sure where you want to go.

Do you know of any other travel apps or sites that might be helpful to other readers?

Now on to OOTD:


Top – LOFT (Similar here Take an extra 15% off the price with code SPRING)

Skinny Jeans – Forever 21 (Similar here with FREE 1-day shipping)

Boots – Jane Norman in the UK (Similar here Use code STYLE20 for 20% off)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

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Makeup Monday

Makeup look of the day:-

Create the look with these products –

I came across this site and saw this beautiful idea for a bridal shower. Having 2 daughters and being a girly girl myself I immediately thought of ways it could be tweaked so to be used for other events also. You can see the full post here. The site also has tons of ideas for other themed parties such as kids parties, baby showers and holiday parties.

Eat, PINK, & Be Married Bridal Shower

For those of you looking to live with less chemicals in your life there’s an excellent article on The Honest Company’s site. You can read it here. In it they answer the question What is Behentrimonium Chloride?

Now on to OOTD:

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Recreate the look –

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo

Foundary Finds

So it seems that I’ve become slightly obsessed with the flash sale sites! Today’s picks are from The Foundary.

Newton Side Table in Antique Red – $159

Newton Side Table in Antique Red

Reflections Etagere – Set of 2 – $221

Reflections Etagere - Set of 2

Multicolor Owls Wooden Growth Chart – $50

Multicolor Owls Wooden Growth Chart

Mixed Peony with Glass Vase – $62

Mixed Peony with Glass Vase

Perky Pet – Red Antique Bottle Hummingbird Feeder – $25

Perky-Pet Red Antique Bottle Hummingbird Feeder

Antique Ceramic Bird Bath with 2 Birds in Light Brown – $94

Antique Ceramic Bird Bath with 2 Birds - Light Brown

Which is your favorite?

Have you checked out The Foundary? Which are your favorite items?

Have a great weekend!!

Jessica xo

One Kings Lane Picks

I have been perusing the One Kings Lane sales today and have compiled my top 6 list……now to convince the hubby that I NEED these things, they are essential to my wellbeing! Seeing as I already know he won’t believe me I have added them to my Pinterest wish list instead 😉

Double Ruffle Euro Sham – on sale for $69 from $120

Double Ruffle Linen Euro Sham, Blue

Gray Lukas Console – On sale for $399 from $795

Lukas Console, Gray

Tangier Plastic Outdoor Cube in Carrot – On sale for $129 from $170

Tangier Plastic Outdoor Cube, Carrot

Pine Tree Throw in Steel – on sale for $279 from $695!

Pine Tree Throw, Steel

White Mod Bench – On sale for $499 from $710

Mod Bench, White

Eucalyptus XIII Print – On sale for $229 from $340!

Eucalyptus XIII

Which is your favorite?

Now on to OOTD:


Sweater – JC Penney (Similar here)

Scarf – NY&Co (Similar here)

Skinny Jeans – Gap (Same here Use code GAPFRIENDS for 30% off)

Boots – Sears (Similar here)

Jessica xo

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Cozy Knits

With this temperamental weather we are having here in Virginia lately, with 61 degree temps and then 6 inches of snow the following week, I have been looking for some cozy knit tops while we transition in to Spring. Here are some of my favorite picks.

What are your favorite transition pieces for this time of year?




Top – LOFT (Similar here)
Ponte Pants – Macys (Similar here on sale)
Boots – Calvin Klein (Similar here on sale)
Coat – NY&Co (Similar here on sale)

Thanks for stopping by!


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