The Perfect Pre-Summer Outfit at Superdry!

On May 31, 2017, in News, by Couponology

Okay, I think I have finally found it: the best outfit to wear on days like this! Superdry has helped me find it, so let’s get started.

I love the fact that jeans are always in fashion; not just the modern fit of the 00s, but full-on, flared 90s-style jeans. To put it simply, denim is always in style. I chose this pair of jeans, the ‘Cassie Skinny Jeans’, in white of course because it’s my favorite color.

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But what shoes to match with it? It can sometimes be a nightmare to choose to right pair (or rather, it’s so easy to choose the wrong one).

I usually wear my jeans with sneakers, heeled boots or ankle boots during the cooler months, but it’s the summer that places a problem. Flat sandals are fine (you end up with a bit of a boho vibe) but sometimes you want more of a shoe than just a simple sandal.

Here’s my go-to theory: always style your denim with an ankle strap shoe. As soon as you put on a pair of these with your jeans, skinny or flared, it starts giving you that early feel, which is a bit dated now. So, in my pursuit to come up with a suitable summery shoe, I found these fabulous espadrille wedges sandals.

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To be honest, I haven’t bought any footwear from Superdry for about four years now (give or take a couple of years – the point being that it was a long time ago), but I was immediately sold on this pair.

The wedge and the low ankle strap adds length to your legs rather than cutting them off and making them look shorter, so they’re so flattering to wear with skirts as well. I was probably drawn to them because I have always been a big fan of espadrilles my whole life, plus I can’t ignore the fact they’re THE summer shoe of 2017. There are so many variations that the choices are endless; believe me!

Shoes and denim aside, I decided to complete my look with some extra items from Superdry’s women’s collection. I played with patterns and mixed the ‘Shiffley Lace Sleeveless Shirt’ and the ‘Nautical Jersey Blazer Jacket’.

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The quality is quite impressive; the shirt is soft, and the jacket is so well made (the fabric, button, and inner lining) while the design itself remains very classic. This piece may have to wait for next season to be worn, as the weather is predicted to get hotter in New York over the next two weeks.

Summer is by far my favorite time of year, and the new Summer 2017 Collection was a fantastic excuse to visit Superdry again. Head on over to the site to take a look for yourself, and remember…if you buy two items, you get the 3rd free! Happy Shopping!

 

My Karmaloop Fashion Trip

On May 30, 2017, in News, by Couponology

Summer is approaching, which means all of us have the unbeatable urge to shop new clothes and enrich our existing wardrobe! I’ll admit it; as a former shopaholic (I am still working on it) I always thought this was a necessary part of the changing seasons. But experience (and my low budget in times of financial crisis) has taught me that you don’t need to spend a fortune on clothes to make yourself more stylish. The trick is to find some great value basic items that you can wear in a variety of ways, and get a lot of use out of.

I was browsing through the Karmaloop site the other day, and keeping all that in mind, I said to myself, “Less is more! Keep it to together, and do not spend much!” And guess what? I actually took my own advice, and didn’t throw away all of my hard-earned cash! So, proudly, I am presenting you with the timeless, comfy, elegant and quite affordable choices that would suit just about every young, modern girl.

Personally, I am the girl that loves a more relaxed, casual style. Truthfully, don’t we all love to wear comfortable, yet playful apparel for all occasions? If your answer is yes, then you’ll understand why I chose this cute open shoulder top featuring a geometrical pattern. It is loose-fitting and easy to wear every day. Plus, you don’t need to wear any jewelry because it is already an impressive piece by itself.

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The best part about this next item I picked up, these super seductive skinny jeans, is that they make my legs look AMAZING! They are also surprisingly comfortable since they are so stretchy, and the high waist enhances my curves beautifully – to put it simply, these jeans make me feel irresistible!

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Seriously, this site has everything. I found these all-time classic Converse sneakers that I simply couldn’t resist; they were yelling my name, so, naturally, I bought them! White is always a great choice for the summer, and you can wear these casual sneakers with both athletic clothes, or with an aerial flounce short dress for a more casual-chic appearance. I put them on, and instantly felt like I was walking on the clouds…

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I didn’t stop there – I also picked up this fashionable leather jacket which I immediately fell in love with! The jacket features a relaxed fit, which is super on-trend right now, and it is perfect to wear on those chilly summer nights, making it a great addition to your summer wardrobe. Both chic and edgy, this jacket is a win-win! You can throw it on top of a white tee, denim cut-offs and a pair of Converse, or over a flounce dress during a breezy night. I really love this apricot/salmon color because it is both neutral and girly, so it goes with just about anything you already have in your closet.

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If you’re getting ready for a night out, then you want to look your best, and you can do that with these next pieces I picked up. This Coachella teal dress features an off-the-shoulder design, and is so pretty and romantic. To make it more party/night-out appropriate, you can opt for a pair of black heeled sandals like this pair that I also found on the site. Don’t let the height on these scare you – they are really comfortable because of their thick platform, which makes them a perfect pick even if you’re a high heel newbie. Their boho-chic style is again a global trend (trust me!), and you won’t want to take them off after all of the compliments you will inevitably be receiving.

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If you feel good in your clothes, you become invincible, and outfits like these will surely make you feel like a million bucks! And girls, remember… you don’t need to buy lots of clothes, you just have to find ways to make smart combinations that work for you and your budget! Take a trip over to Karmaloop.com and try it out for yourself, and remember to use code 25KLAF at checkout for an extra 25% off your order!

 

My Birthday Gifts From Michael Stars

On May 19, 2017, in News, by Couponology

My birthday was last week, (yep, I am a Spring girl!) and my best friend organized a surprise party for me. I still feel the excitement from it, but I must confess – apart from the great time I had with good friends, tasty food and lots of drinks, I felt most enthusiastic about my gifts. The best one came from my friend, Helen, who chose a Michael Stars gift card. Needless to say, I already redeemed it for some birthday goodies, so I want to share with you the two looks I bought that are perfect for spring and the transition into summer.

I am a long-time fan of the brand, and I’ve been very impressed with all the new jewelry and accessories I’ve seen from them lately both online and in-store.  What I appreciate most about this company, however, is that their collection consists of a wide variety of both casual and formal clothing. So without further ado, I will present my newest purchases along with some other styles I really like.

I’m obsessed with cute, comfortable dresses hat are also elegant. For this reason, I bought the below style, which is absolute perfection – I mean seriously, how stunning is this print?!

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The silhouette flatters my shape in a very feminine way, and it’s just the right length for a warm spring or summer day. Did I mention I’m obsessed with the pattern?! It just screams ‘summer!’, and the flounce sleeves are perfect because they reveal the perfect amount of skin and add a fun, flirtatious element. This maxi slip dress and dolman sleeve romper also caught my eye (so chic!). I love anything that you can slip on and run out the door in, and these two are perfect for that.

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As I was browsing through the new collection, this layered tank dress instantly caught my eye.

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Without hesitation, I chose this as my second birthday purchase. It is the perfect addition to my wardrobe, as it’s quite different from anything else in my closet, and the ‘double dress’ style is cool and on-trend. The shape is very casual, and the nautical stripes create a laid-back feel, which is what exactly I was looking for. Like the first dress, it is very lightweight and easy to move in. If you’re worried about the horizontal stripes adding width to your frame, don’t; they are so thin that they don’t add any extra unwanted inches!

Go ahead and visit the Michael Stars site and start discovering new favorites of your own to add to your spring/summer wardrobe. Don’t forget to stop by Couponology on your way over there, and use our 10% off plus free shipping code ’STAROLOGY’ to save on your order at Michael Stars!

 

My Baby Maple Tree & The Arbor Day Foundation

On May 10, 2017, in News, by Couponology

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“We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees”. Dedicated to this belief, Arbor Day Foundation, founded in 1972, has become one of the largest nonprofit organizations with millions of members and partners. I strongly believe that they made this dream come true, as the environmental and global effect of their activities is priceless, along with the preservation of nature to improve the quality of life for next generations. I was informed of a public event in my college hosted by one of Arbor Day Foundation’s programs, and two days after Arbor Day, I found myself at the community park in my town planting a young maple tree along with other volunteers. This experience made me feel as though I could really make a difference; it was like planting a small baby that I could watch grow during my lifetime.

I later found out that 135,000,000 people living in more than 3,400 towns and cities are participating in Tree City USA, an Arbor Day Foundation community improvement program that has preserved and expanded public trees across America since 1976. Through the urban forest management framework, eco-conscious volunteers have managed to create cleaner air shade, lower energy costs, and storm water control. All these amazing results were accomplished by meeting 4 crucial criteria: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and of course, celebrating Arbor Day!
Because I know one day I will be a mother as well, it is more important than ever for children to learn how the ecosystem works, and to respect nature. Nature Explore Classrooms Movement, a collaborative program with Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, has embraced the fact that children are the future of this world with numerous activities such as outdoor classroom design services, educator workshops and natural products across the country. Involvement from college students is also strongly present, stemming from the formation of Tree Campus USA. The program is designed to help colleges and universities promote healthy community trees and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, encouraging them to create a more sustainable future for all.

All the trees that are planted are tolerant, strong, and carefully picked according to the climate of each geographical area. Arbor Day is here to remind us of all the benefits of the trees, and how blessed and miraculous creatures of nature are. It is a festive holiday that celebrates life and hope, and focuses on the future with trees that will purify the air and clean the water and soil for generations to come. Now more than ever, it is necessary for all of us to grab a shovel and celebrate Arbor Day, protecting life and the environment. People have the power to change the world, but only if they want to.

It’s been 10 years since I finished college, and every day I pass by the public park to see that my tree is still there. Strong, tall, and with beautiful red leaves, it gazes proudly on to the horizon and the children playing happily underneath it. Whenever I pass my tree in the park, I can’t help but think that one day, my child will learn how precious nature is and will hopefully plant a tree next to mine.

As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” With that in mind, if you are compelled to get involved and make a difference, stop by the Arbor Day Foundation website and check out all of the great programs you can participate in around your community. Otherwise, stop by the Arbor Day Foundation’s shop & save on your order with our 10% off promo code; all purchases made through the Foundation help support important tree planting efforts around the globe!

 

Surf’s Always Up At Hansen Surf!

On May 10, 2017, in News, by Couponology

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a novice, Hansen Surf has all the essentials to fulfill your surfing needs! They have a huge selection of surf gear, from board bags to traction pads and sunscreen. Not only do they have the products and add-ons to take care of your board, but they also have men’s and women’s apparel from your favorite surf brands like Roxy, O’Neill, Billabong, and Rip Curl to name a few. Literally, this place is a one stop shop for all things sand and waves.

Hansen’s has a nice selection of women’s board shorts, some in fun and vibrant colors, and others in black. However, I felt the need to show off this particular pair of board shorts from the Hansen website.

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Created with Tri-Flex 4-way stretch material and contrasting binding and side panels, Rip Curls’ ‘Mia Flores’ board shorts are the perfect style for a surf, or even just hanging out at the beach. They add a fun pop of color and a little sass to set you apart from a sea of beachgoers.

For the male surfer, there’s just as much cool apparel to choose from, like the O’Neill ‘Woven Miramar’, which is perfect for a quick outfit change after that morning surf.

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The Miramar is a woven, classic fit shirt with a floral print that also features a front pocket. This lightweight shirt is sure to keep you cool on a hot summer day because of the light colors throughout the shirt, while the all-over pattern gives off a fun and relaxed summer vibe.

Both of these picks are perfect for anyone looking to add some style to their beach wardrobe, along with the many more amazing options available on Hansen’s website. Be sure to use our 10% off Hansen Surf coupon code to score some great savings!

As always, Happy Shopping – and cowabunga, dude!