Fall Essential: A Cute & Cozy Shawl

On November 9, 2015, in News, by Elizabeth Mare

Here in New York, Fall is a beautiful thing. After enjoying and getting my personal fill of three months complete with long sunny days and hot, humid nights, I was more than ready for Autumn’s arrival. Now, I should probably start this off by saying that although it’s November, up until this point we’ve been blessed with above average temperatures for this time of year. But alas, the leaves will continue to turn gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow regardless of the forecast, and we all know what that means – time to pull those chunky sweaters and cozy knits out from hiding and give yourself a good old fashioned wardrobe revamp!

Personally, when it comes to my autumn/winter wardrobe, I tend to steer clear of anything that falls into a color palette outside of the typical black, white and neutral range. To put it simply, I live in leggings from the start of October up until April and only don a pair of jeans when it is absolutely necessary. That being said, oversized sweaters and warm tops are my go-to when it comes to dressing for the day, which is why my newest piece fits perfectly into all of the above criteria – this to-die-for yak wool shawl from Echo New York.

I think the sweater gods may have finally answered my prayers, because through some type of mystical design, this ‘high-low’ style beauty manages to be both warm and lightweight (which is huge for someone who runs hot 90% of the time). As I said earlier, I am loyal to anything neutral-colored in the fall, and this one fits the bill perfectly. I ended up choosing the ‘Antique White’ shade, but I have to say in person it’s more of a light tan/cream color – still perfect, nonetheless, and will go well with just about anything in your current wardrobe. It’s soft and cozy enough to make you feel like you’re wrapped in the arms of your favorite blanket while vegging out on the couch (no? just me?), but still stylish enough to keep you from looking like you’re actually doing the latter.


I chose to wear this out for drinks and appetizers with one of my girlfriends, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect choice – cute enough to give off a ‘put-together’ vibe without looking like you tried too hard. I also kept the accessories to a minimum, which made this the main focus of the outfit (and rightfully so). The fact that it can be dressed up or down is really what makes this piece an all-around winner in my book, and I could definitely also see myself throwing this over a long tank or tee and some leggings for a more casual day of running errands. Now I’m not going to lie, I did experience a bit of sticker shock when I first set my eyes on it, but after actually wearing it I can see why this is priced above anything you’d ever get from your favorite boutique at the mall. Also, the style itself is truly timeless, so you’re not going to mind rocking it for years to come since it will most definitely last that long!

Of course, being the true ‘coupon-ista’ I am, I just couldn’t leave you hanging without some sort of deal should you also choose to bask in the glory of this piece – so, if you use the code ‘DESIGN20’, you’ll get 20% off everything at Echo New York! Feel free to thank me later, because I’ve already started looking for my next Echo treasure.


Autumn Wardrobe Makeovers Start at A’GACI!

On October 19, 2015, in News, by Elizabeth Mare

There isn’t a season that calls for wardrobe makeovers more than Autumn! After a wonderful and care-free summer spent in seaside hideouts or rural destinations, we have finally returned to our busy cities for an equally wonderful and productive winter! However, starting something new requires a new perspective, and what could be better than refreshing your wardrobe? (Yes, always looking for excuses for that!)

Having these thoughts in my mind and this “new perspective”, I recently embarked on my hunt for an online shopping website for the new season! Ok, I am going to be honest here, it didn’t last long. One or two attempts, and then BAM: Agacistore.com!

Don’t you just love it when you discover your new favorite, ultimate shopping destination where you can find everything you’re looking for through fast and easy browsing? Yes, that is what we call a true “online shopping experience”, and trust me, there isn’t a better one than A’GACI.


Now, you might be asking yourself why I’m getting so worked up over this store. My best friend asked me that question recently over lattes and bagels, and I simply handed her my phone with the browser set on A’GACI’s “So Exclusive” category. The rest was history. Offering hundreds of exclusive styles at the most affordable prices, A’GACI allows you to stay fashionable and follow the latest trends of every season without breaking the bank. And yes, we all love being trendy!

Need more reasons? Depending on your style, the occasion and your body shape, A’GACI offers various lines of apparel and accessories including everyday essentials, special occasion styles, office-appropriate styles, and of course plus size styles that follow the most coveted trends for each season!


And while I am aware that unfortunately these wardrobe makeovers can have quite an effect on our wallets, the ‘sale’ category feels like it was specifically designed for those days when we have a special date to look amazing for and just can’t afford to splurge!

Of course, we’re also here to help you out with some extra savings! With our A’GACI Coupon Code, you can get an extra 15% off your online order of $50 or more – use ‘GETAGACI15‘ at checkout!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time you get a “new perspective”, too!


Having a ‘Timberland’ Moment

On October 16, 2015, in News, by Elizabeth Mare

I’ve been a fan of Timberland for almost fifteen years now. It all started back in 2000, when I was visiting Switzerland during the Christmas holiday, and realized I had forgotten my boots back home. Thankfully, a friend came to the rescue and let me borrow her extra pair of Timberland boots, and it was then that I discovered how AMAZINGLY well-made they were – and this is coming from a girl who usually favors high heels over any other type of shoe! That being said, I also love traveling and exploring new places, so I can definitely appreciate high-quality footwear that will help take me to my next destination.


I have to say, what I really love most about Timberland is the design. Always a classic, it reminds me of both the ‘old school years’ and child innocence. They are built tough, completely functional, and will last through whatever you put them through. Whether you’re battling some rough winter weather, a rugged trail, or even just your morning commute, these boots are in it for the long haul!

Personally, I’ve already started planning a few trips around the countryside for the Fall, so when it comes to choosing the right footwear, of course I need something that’s both stylish and cozy that I can stand to spend the entire day in without a problem – Timberland to the rescue! Seriously, who could say ‘no’ to a pair of shoes you can wear all day (and all year) long?


After logging on to Timberland.com and taking a look at their new arrivals, I Immediately fell in love with both the ‘Authentics Waterproof Fold-Down Boots’ and the ‘Savin Hill Tall Stretch Boots’. They are both functional enough to carry me through the season, yet stylish enough to keep me on trend. But ultimately, since us ladies tend to be creatures of habit, I stumbled upon the ‘Swazey Tall Waterproof Boots’, and the rest was history. I tend to gravitate to all black when it comes to choosing my outfits, so these fit the bill perfectly – and it doesn’t hurt that they also feature a gorgeous 3-inch block heel (I told you, I’m a high-heel girl at heart!)

Go ahead and take a look at the new Fall collection for yourself, and get ready to be inspired to purchase a new pair of your own if you haven’t already. But before you do that, don’t forget to stop by Couponology and use one of our Timberland Promo Codes to get 10% off your first order!


Bring the Sea to the City with Summer Jewelry

On July 21, 2015, in News, by Elizabeth Mare

As we get closer to the end of July, I’m sure there’s nothing you’d love more than to have a few extra vacation days for a seaside escape complete with long summer nights on the boardwalk.  Luckily, all isn’t lost, because there’s an easy way to infuse some summer into your life even when you’re cooped up at the office – just spice up your outfit with summer-inspired jewelry from BaubleBar, and you’ll be able to get a taste of summer no matter where you are!

Summer means cool dips in the sea, and BaubleBar’s ocean-inspired charm pendants are perfect for getting you back into the season’s spirit. Super cute mermaid, palm tree, ice cream and octopus charms are just some of what you’ll find on the site that’ll give any outfit a whimsical touch. If you tend to prefer jewelry that’s a little edgier, you’ll absolutely love the Jaws and bee charms. And don’t worry about whether that chain necklace will compliment your top or blouse’s neckline – they come in various lengths and styles to suit everything from an office-appropriate scoop top, to a plunging neckline for your night on the town.


With all of that being said, the best part about summer style is that it’s so carefree, which means you can fearlessly mix and match different materials and colors – and that definitely extends to the jewelry you choose to wear on any given day as well!  Be bold and rock the trend of beaded fringe tassels with unique necklaces, earrings and bracelets in bright colors and designs that’ll give your professional, party and casual styles that fun summer touch.  And if you’re a true fashion trendsetter, there’s no doubt you’ll go for statement necklaces that fuse crystals, beads, textiles and tassels in fresh designs and patterns.

Of course, there’s nothing that puts you in a summer mood faster than ice cream, yet we all know it can be hard on your hips to go for unlimited scoops – lucky for us, you can put that same freshness in your jewelry without putting on the pounds. BaubleBar’s ‘Sherbet Shades’ line grabs the vibrant colors and playfulness of your favorite ice cream flavors and puts them in elegant amulets, collars, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It’s a perfect color to pair with white summer outfits, so you’re sure to stand out wherever you go!

Keep summer with you no matter how far from the beach you are, now that Couponology.com’s exclusive 25% off promo code gives you the perfect opportunity to splurge on fresh, trendy and very affordable jewelry when you shop online at BaubleBar.com!


Trees are budding, birds are singing, and we don’t have to trudge through slush to get, well, EVERYWHERE, which means spring is finally here! It’s time to throw our dark winter clothes to the back of the closet and revamp our look with bright colors and flowy styles to celebrate the warmer weather. Of course, as the nights become balmier, our social schedule fills up faster – and if there’s one thing we’d all like to do, it’s to be able to leave the office and go straight to our date or a fun night out with friends without having to stop home and change beforehand. Luckily, with the right basic look and dressy accessories it’s easy to achieve, and will not only save you time, but will also brighten your mood to match the season throughout the day!
Choosing brighter dresses or separates is always your best bet if you want to stand out during the day and in the evenings as well. A great option is to pair a pastel colored shift dress, like the ‘Ever So Sweet’ dress in lilac, with a professional-looking white ‘Adair Blazer’, which you can swap for a black ‘Beachside Kimono’ wrap once 5:00 hits to seamlessly transition your outfit to an evening style. If you prefer to wear separates at work, opt for something like a pastel-colored sleeveless blouse and flowy, dark-colored pants that will give off a more serious tone, yet won’t cramp your fun night-out look! Simply throw on a bright patterned kimono before you head out for the night to instantly jazz up your outfit and add a pop of color.


And of course, don’t forget that the right accessories can take any outfit to the next level. Choose statement jewelry, like turquoise earrings and jade colored pendants, to give your style a more exotic feel, or simple gold bangles that will match virtually any pattern or color and add the finishing touches to your fun, flirty look. If you’re a shoe addict, stick to strappy sandals in pastel or sand tones that will easily complement both your office and evening styles.
It’s never been easier to create bright, spring-appropriate looks that can take you from dawn to dusk while still being both professional and fun – all it takes is a little planning, and the right clothes and accessories! So go on and get started on your new spring look with a coupon that gives you 20% off your site wide order when you shop online at ShopSosie.com, and revamp your style just in time for spring!