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Vegan Dupe: Madewell Transport Tote

Vegan Transport Tote Dupe

You know that super chic cognac tote you keep seeing models lug around via Pinterest? The almost $200 bag from Madewell, yup, that’s the one. Well, I have good news for you. The juniors section of Nordstrom has a dupe! The Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote (no animals harmed) is about 1/4 of the price of the original Transport Tote, and it’s reversible, so you get a 2 for 1. Plus it comes in tons of color options. The black/cognac version is my favorite. I love it because it doesn’t look like a reversible bag, it looks like your black bag is lined in cognac or your cognac back is lined in black.



That Simple Life

Can a hobbyist be a minimalist too? This is the question that has been on my mind lately. I have a mean case of creative ADD. I love to learn to skills and create. But in learning all those new skills: spinning, drawing, knitting, crocheting, photography, jewelry making, oil painting, acrylic painting, alcohol ink painting etc… I have amassed a lot of stuff. And a lot of clothes as well. Sometimes I look back and wonder how I had so much time to shop!

Recently, my husband and I have decided to sell our home and move back into our tiny condominium. That’s right, we are being forced into minimalism. I, for one, welcome the challenge. I think I will feel so much more free with out all of my belongings holding me back.
Shop My Closet
That is why over the next two months, I’m inviting you to shop my closets on instagram. Clothing, craft supplies, yarn, nail polish (most only used once for a blog post), is all up for grabs.Continue Reading

{Vegan Version} Leather Sweatpants

There are a couple of statement items you need this Fall/Winter season. One of them, is a pair of leather joggers, AKA leather sweatpants. Luckily, MOST of the ones out right now are actually faux leather. (Yay!) The only real leather pair I’ve seen so far are by Marc Jacobs and are priced at over $900. For most us, that is just too much to spend on a pair of seasonal pants. Not to fear, there are some great alternatives. If you are ready to try the trend, here are six different options that fit very different budgets.
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And the discount codes march on…

… because who is not drawn in by a sale?
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Yesterday I promised to keep you updated with discount codes and sales through out the shopping frenzy. Keep checking back, because I will be adding more to THIS POST each day, instead of writing a new post every day, mmm kay? Best to keep them all in one place, except for the sales that started on Wednesday but fret not, they are just a click away.Continue Reading

It's Black Wednesday?

No, but the sales have already begun. Every year, I face the same quandary, to face the crowds on Black Friday? Or to shop from the comfort of my home with a steaming cup of coffee. I’m not sure who will win out this year but seeing as the online sales have already begun I thought I would start sharing discount codes and sales.


  • As you can see from the HUGE graphic Shopbop is having their annual BIG EVENT. Use the code BIGEVENT12 at checkout through 11/26.
  • Club Monaco will be offering an extra 30% off already reduced merchandise 11/21-11/26, no code needed.
  • Cusp  will be offering an extra 20% off already reduced merchandise 11/21-11/23 6am CST, no code needed.
  • DVF will be offering  additional 30% off sale items + free shipping with code HOLIDAYSALE 11/21-11/26.
  • J Crew  is giving 25% off all orders + free shipping on orders over $150, when you use code COLOR25 11/21-11/25
  • Madewell (hello favorite spot for over-sized button-ups and adorable dresses) is giving 25% off everything + free shipping with code TREAT 11/21-11/25

Happy Shopping! I’ve got more codes and sales for you tomorrow so be sure to check back! Good luck finding that perfect holiday dress because let’s be honest, that is what we are really after.