Can We Talk About Balmain for H&M and Why Designer Collabs Should Die?

Posted On Monday, November 9th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Style Guide


Sigh. I hate doing rant posts and I’m going to do my best to not turn this into just that. But can we talk for a minute? Like, a real talk.

I’m so over affordable retailers and their designer collaborations. And last week’s Balmain for H&M disaster was my final straw.

Cubicle Chic: 3 Pieces You Need from The Limited Collection Inspired by Scandal

Posted On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide


It’s finally here! And by it, I mean the Scandal inspired collection for The Limited. If you follow me on Twitter, then you know I’m a serious Scandal fan and live tweet it every week, so when I heard about the collaboration with The Limited, I was intrigued. Now that the collection is finally available for sale, I’m ecstatic!

In this week’s Cubicle Chic, check out three pieces from The Limited collection inspired by Scandal that you need in your wardrobe right now.

Elie Tahari for Kohl’s Preview + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Posted On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide


It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Kohl’s, particularly the flirty skirts and dresses from LC Lauren Conrad or the Jennifer Lopez jumpsuits. But if there’s a collection I’m really excited for, it’s their latest DesignNation collaboration: Elie Tahari for Kohl’s.

I previewed the line a few months ago and it’s full of chic black and white hues {similar to the Catherine Malandrino line!}, ultra soft material and a NYC vibe. Casual knit pants, bold sweatshirts and work appropriate dresses will have you covered all season.

And in honor of my 5 year blogiversary, I’m offering another giveaway, this time it’s a $100 gift card to Kohl’s.

Thrift Shopping Haul – Know When to Walk Away from a Cheap Chic Find

Posted On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

Thrifty Threads 365 is a fashion challenge where I will only thrift shop for an entire year. I’ll show you how it’s easy and wallet friendly to satisfy your style needs with secondhand finds. For full details, check the original post here.
Last weekend’s weather was absolutely gorgeous, so that meant it was perfect for a full day of thrift shopping and brunch. Before hitting up Lido in Harlem {gotta love bottomless mimosas!}, my friend LaToya and I checked out the Goodwill in East Harlem.
Though I ended up with a cart full of clothes, I only walked away with one item. Read on to see why I passed on a few items {they were great, but they weren’t great} and see how I found a ton of new Target merchandise at Goodwill.

Links to Save By: Target’s Latest Designer Collaboration & Chic Organization Ideas

Posted On Friday, January 17th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Fab Under $50, Home Decor, shopping

View the full Peter Pilotto for Target lookbook, including prices {Racked}
The Best Budget Makeup {Real Simple}
8 Bold Accessories that Will Make a Bright Statement {my Cheap & Chic column for Ebony}
Fit & Fab Workout Gear under $50 {Penny Chic}
Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe {Budget Bytes}
Create a chic space by decorating with shopping bags {Le Zoe Musings}