It’s not you. It’s all of us. After a holiday, a short vacation or just a crazy night out we feel sad it’s over. And you have every right to feel that way–who doesn’t like a couple of days off anyway- but there is a quick and easy way to get over it and cheer up! Just do some online shopping and your post-holiday sadness will be absolutely gone! I swear to my brand new sandals! A new tee, a pair of shoes, a huge hair bow, or even a new mug for your morning coffee, can absolutely make your week (or your day, for the shopaholics among us). If you think my idea will uplift you but give your wallet the blues then you are wrong. You can brighten up while saving big time, but only if you choose the right store, in other words Hot Topic. The place to be when you want to update your wardrobe, your flat or even your fragrance, while saving with unbeatable discounts plus our Couponology exclusive $10 off Hot Topic promo code. That easy!

swimYou might be surprised but I decided to start with accessories rather than clothes. To make matters a bit stranger, I also decided to start from summer essentials–a new pair of sunglasses, a hat, or maybe a swimsuit. But before I start, let me share my speculation. May is just around the corner, and that means that summer is almost here. No, it’s not that we don’t have much time left, it’s just that even preparing for summer can make you as happy as looking at your calendar and realizing it’s the 1st of June. My favorite for the season is matching Misfits gear. So, for her, I chose the Misfits Fiend Skull Flounce Swim Top for less than $20, resonating the latest flounce (or fringe) bikini top trend. For him, I chose the Misfits Swim Trunks, lightweight and simple to make enjoying your favorite watersport that much easier! sunglasses

When you prepare your daylight outfits, there is one thing you can’t leave aside, your sunnies. And as it happens with most women (and men in some cases) we have different ones for the beach, the pool, the party, the working days, the car, vacations and so on. For that very reason, you can’t spend a fortune on every single pair. You can do it on one or two (perhaps the pair you bring on a cruise vacation), but not on all of them. And in comes Hot Topic, to rescue you from the embarrassment of having one hundred selfies with the same sunnies! With less than $13 you can get two pairs that are super fun and in vogue (I would never want you posing with last season’s styles)! For example, you can get the Mint Clear Front Retro Sunglasses for her, in an all-time classic design and the hottest summer color: mint. For those looking to adopt a trend-setter attitude (and pose of course), opt for the Pink Glitter Round Sunglasses, the season’s round and bright must-have! For the guys, I picked up 2 simple, classic styles. First up are the Black Soft Touch Aviator Sunglasses and the second, much more modern option, the Two Tone Faux Wood Retro Sunglasses. You can get both of them for less $16. Unbelievable, huh?

After browsing Hot Topic’s summer accessories and Couponology deals, don’t tell me you aren’t ready to jump in your car and drive to the nearest beach. Just don’t forget the sunnies!

Trend Spotting at PacSun

On December 10, 2013, in Deal of the Week, Featured Merchants, by nbourma

Today, I switched on my computer with one single wish! To talk about fashion. Haha! You got me, I do that every single day. But! Last night, when I was dressing up for a girls’ night out, I was quite surprised with myself when I decided to put on my cheetah print booties, AGAIN. And when I got to the gym this morning, I put on my leopard Burton jacket. And from those two moments, there is something spinning around my head. What is that? I’ll tell you what… Usually, when I see trend being circulated too much around I’m getting so sick that I can’t even stand looking at it. You know, I get this eye-hurting feeling of boredom and lack of originality. So not-acceptable by an Aquarius- for those of you who know a bit about birth dates. :) And to my surprise, this is happening to me this season (and maybe the previous one too). I’m getting this fashion-routine attitude that makes me choose styles that look so much alike and to be honest, I’m just lovin’ it! And after a lot of brainstorming and put-the-blame-on-others situations, I got it. It’s not just that prints whether animal or camo is an ongoing trend, it’s mostly that PacSun deals are also timeless that I can get as many similar outfits as I wish. So, yes, I put the blame on the unbelievable PacSun coupons available on our site. You see? I’m not actually boring, I never wear the same items but they just look similar!

pacsun leoSpeaking of similarity let me show you my next targets, all based on similar patterns. And I promise, after that I’ll stop shopping for this kind of prints. You know I love to shopping-lie sometimes, don’t you? So, starting from top to toe, the number one on the list is the LA Hearts Animal Mesh Cropped Top, which I would wear as shown in the pic or with my black joggers or maybe my brown harem pants. Tip: don’t you try this top with leggings unless you are on the catwalk. Next on the list is the LA Hearts Leopard Printed Leggings, which come with the perfect fit and can be worn with flats, sneakers or high heels, depending on your mood- or your height, kidding! Then, the second variation of the trend, the camo print should definitely be welcomed to your dressing room. For me, the best you could choose is the LA Hearts Camo Printed Leggings and as for matching it: see the previous one! Finally, if you are sick of your little black dresses, you can wear them with the With Love From CA Leopard Tights and a pair of flats and you’ll have a whole new morning look. And the best of it? Now, you can get all of the above and save big with the 30% off PacSun coupon code. See? Shopping doesn’t always mean spending!

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Now, as I said before, when we talk about shopping we need to have a complete plan- otherwise we are wasted. Don’t you ever go to the checkout without a new pair of shoes. And in our animal-instincts-awakening case, it couldn’t be other than the Qupid Ritzy Leopard Mesh Flats which come in two colors, black and pale pink (for which I’ll definitely dedicate a whole article next time). This pair is so cute but also so hot because you already know how hot transparent textiles are- even if it is on shoes and feet (another story). LOL Also, it’s quite cool to wear them at a night out so as to make a difference of all these sky-high heels around- my Aquarius nature is awake again! Also, for those of you who are more Jessica than Victoria, then you can go for the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Flashee Hi Top Sneakers which can be called anything but sporty (you know, in that messy, non-pompous-just-comfy sense). Hey wait! I’m not done yet! How many times do I have to say that an outfit is nothing without a nice accessory? And in our days, we know that the most easily-shown accessory is our iPhone’s case- it’s ringing 24/7 anyway, so there is no way you won’t show it off. And here comes the cats again and the lovable PacSun iPhone 5 Case with Ear Buds. I fell for sure! Especially now that I can get it for less than $12.

pacsun menOmigod! Are you a man reading this? If you are planning on making your girl happy then it’s fine! Otherwise, I’m so sorry! You see, I’m overwhelmed with excitement and I forgot that I and my fellow fashion addicts are not the only people on earth. So let me pay back and share some shopping ideas with you too. I know you are not that much into following trends –although you should do sometimes, no offense! So in your case I’d just go for the items I’d love to see worn by my boyfriend. And you’d better trust me because I’m paying too much attention on clothing so you bet I got it right. You need a new pair of pants, I know, but not a usual, boring one! You need a BANG (!) one like the –God I love its fit- Levi’s 511 Corduroy Surf Blue Pants. Yes you do and you’ll get all eyes on you! Even the ones that force you to light a flare to turn! :)  And also, you need a new top. What about following a trend yourself and getting the Ezekiel Now You See Me Cardigan in black camo? Yes, you’ll look handsome my dear and you’ll also save 30%, so let her drink champagne tonight. :) Wasn’t that too easy my dear boy? You know it was! Oh! And before checkout, get something for her too! You got some tips from above so don’t screw it up. No! Photoluminescent clothing is not in vogue!

See & Be Heard with T&B

On November 25, 2013, in Deal of the Week, Featured Merchants, by nbourma

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Trends come and go. Some of them are welcomed by few, some by all and others are absolutely denied access in our wardrobe. Me, when I first come up with a trend it takes me a while (5 seconds I guess) to incorporate it into my style. In other cases, I just close my eyes and pay no attention to it – you know, these moments when you prefer to go out naked instead of wearing a new piece that you would need to be bribed to accept it. But recently, I had a not-so-usual experience with a trend, since none of the above happened to me. I just went from shock to love. Here is how it all started…

A couple of months ago, me, with my pretend-to-be-modern-and-cool-as-hell attitude, and my, although not high degree but still existing, myopia, I couldn’t get this whole wear 24/7 eyeglasses even-if you have a 20/20 visual acuity or a superhero’s visual ability. You know… It really stroke me. I was always doing my best to have it good with my contact lenses so that I wouldn’t need to wear my eyeglasses when out, up to the moment that I came up with Tortoise & Blonde –and also realized that wearing your contacts too many hours can be harmful. This brand has something, how can I say… different! And I’m definitely one of these people that want to be extraordinary and wear unique pieces that will definitely make them “be heard” in the crowd. And T&B can absolutely offer you that. With unique designs of eyeglasses and sunglasses that are so comfortable and well-designed and deals (let’s say a BOGO 50% off Tortoise & Blonde coupon code) that allow you to shop for as many styles as you want without spending much, T&B came to make glasses the next big fashion thing!

Oh! And I forgot the most amusing part of this adorable brand. Have you ever heard of a Fashion-Music-Project? It’s quite common in the country I come from but let me explain. When fashion blends with music then you get something unbelievably cool and magical. And in our case, that happens! Tortoise & Blonde sponsors music bands like The Spinto Band, Ra Ra Riot and others who are not only absolutely talented but also have a super-hot style; accessorized, of course, with T&B glasses! Because don’t forget that, as I said before, it’s been quite a time since eyeglasses stopped being used only for eye problems; they are a fashion statement guys! And as every fashion item you need to have plenty of them in order be stylish. For example, why do you have a million handbags, shoes, scarves and just one pair of glasses? Either because you are not following the fashion trends or just because you haven’t been introduced to T & B before. And that’s why I’m here!  :)

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Give me a second to hide my excitement and get rid of my bad rap habit. No! I can’t! I’m so excited with the recent deals I spotted for Tortoise & Blonde, together with all their upcoming events that I feel like I discovered electricity. And although at the moment, I have more than 20 eyeglasses (sun and optical) in my drawer, I want to get 2 more. And I’m absolutely guilt free about it. I will use the BOGO 25% off Tortoise & Blonde promo code and, as usual, I’m going to babble about it- see this exact moment. But I have a huge problem here! I’m so indecisive that I think I’m going to use this code twice. Because, after spending a day persuading myself that I need more optical eyeglasses than sun ones, now, I’m being obsessed with 4 different styles and I’d really need your help to decide. Because if you leave me like that for another hour then I’ll have to (oh, poor me) get them all. WOW! Please don’t pay attention to what I just said and don’t help me, I’ll do it my way anyway. So, just get online and use for yourself the to-fall-in-love-with Try On feature (see picture) and spend at least 3 hours trying different styles on your face.

And here’s how the story finishes…

-Jane in True Tortoise? Melrose in Ice? Katherine in Blonde Tortoise? Castor in Haze? (Clockwise)

-Add, add, add, add. And please be my face’s guest! ;)

Till this coming Friday that you should absolutely come back for unbelievable Black Friday deals from Tortoise & Blonde! See? Soon enough, you’ll love that trend too!

Seize the Deals at PacSun

On October 27, 2013, in Deal of the Week, Featured Merchants, by nbourma

When I was younger, my dad used to remind me to “seize the day”. Carpe Diem is his favorite phrase I guess, not his actually since it comes from August’s time and Horace words- not that my dad is not wise enough to say something similar of course! But that’s not a biography neither a poetry class so let’s go on… Growing older he decided to stop telling that to me for a very simple reason. Being stubborn and spoiled enough to do as told, I made a small paraphrasing and decided to “seize the deal” (!), keeping just the “seize” part of it. See dad? I’m not that bad! Haha! So I went on digging all the fashion deals I could and taking the most out of them. Brilliant high school girl!

The expected result? My dad could go bankrupt and me wanting a second house for my clothes only.

The actual result? Me having a job that allows me to get and share all the best deals on fashions nobody could resist. So you see? I’m actually seizing something! I catch all the deals and sharing with all of you! After using them for myself first. ;) What kind of spoilness allows for the opposite?!

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So let me show you the way that you can also seize the opportunity to do something great! You will get new clothes, inspired by the latest fashion trends, while saving big time with promo codes that will make you jump from joy! Yes! Exactly like that. You just need to follow some steps. First and foremost you need to get online at PacSun, our favorite lifestyle clothing store. Then you need to add as many items as you want to your shopping cart. And finally, add one of the Couponology exclusive PacSun promo codes and save up to 25% off your order. And that’s it! Updated wardrobe, full wallet. Good job! :)

pac1Hey, wait a minute! I’m not here just to share the deals, I’m also responsible of giving a helping hand that will get you out of this (so sweet and adorable) indecisive position before going to checkout. There are so many styles that you’ll need a day to decide. Unless you already have a room dedicated to your fashion babies (as I call my newly bought styles). Enough with the talking! Let’s see some fashion here and as it’s a Holiday week, we have to see styles that can get you through the gatherings and the trips to the countryside.

For you my fellow fashion lovers, I chose to share (and buy of course) the hottest trend of the season: animal prints. And if you tell me that you don’t just fall for them, you’ll absolutely surprise me! Anyway, let’s start with a piece that can get through the entire winter, the Billabong Shaggy Strolls Jacket that can be worn day and night and matched with almost everything. Second on the list comes the hot Afends South of Sahara Leggings which promise a super feminine outfit whether you want to wear it with your sheepskin boots or your flat ballerina shoes. And finally, since no fashionista can go to checkout without a new accessory, you have to get too the multi-color print Vans Idylwild Snapback Hat, a so cool add-on to your outfit. And remember, hats are not only for the sun!

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Now, for my male friends, I decided to start with every man’s favorite piece: denim. But, before I start with my top picks, let me tell you that: long gone is the time that men didn’t were slim fit or colored jeans. And to prove my point I chose two adorable pieces that combine both! The first one is the Bullhead Denim Co Dillon Skinny New Twill Pants in gray and the second one is the Bullhead Denim Co Dillon Skinny Colored Pants. Both items come with the perfect fit, are very comfortable and also you can get them both for just $69! And one small tip here: wear them with leather shoes for a more formal styling or with trainers for a more casual one; their style serves both needs! And for the cold days of the week, my favorite sweater is the AMBIG Baylor Sweater in heather grey color, which can be worn even with sweatpants for the braver of you- love this style and my favorite jacket, the Hurley Biker Jacket.

pac4I guess now you got the way to seize a deal/opportunity/day – call it as you wish – when it knocks on your door, right? I’m sure you did and together with it, keep that in mind! This week PacSun decided to blow our minds and offers a BOGO 50% off everything coupon. What are you waiting for? Go!!! :)

Shopping for a need or a wish is good, but shopping for a cause is something else. We tend to shop to satisfy our wants, our needs or even our over-consuming nature, but when we know 100% that our money will –apart from the actual product’s value- go for the support of a very great cause then it definitely worth it.  No, that’s not a confession of a shopaholic (although I might be one), that’s just me getting introduced to two great women who put their strengths together for the greater good. Blair, a breast cancer survivor, who found her inner strenght through the aid of her family but also through the priceless support of friends and people she was introduced to while getting through treatment. Blair decided to share her hard and absolutely courageous way towards a healthy life and devotes her time in supporting people with similar experiences. Mimi is the woman next door, wife and mother of three, who’s best-known as the deal-digger. Mixing Blair’s and Mimi’s experiences and expertise I’d say, we get an amazing combination; which I recenlty discovered.

So let me share this amazing discovery with you, or my latest achievement I’d say. Achievement in the sense that my endless spending habit will finally make a difference. And trust me, if you try it once, you are going to love it. So, let me introduce pinkEpromise.com, Mimi’s and Blair’s “baby”, which promises (as it name suggests) to offer you the greatest time-sensitive deals for a wide variety of products but most of all to donate part of the amount you give to the Healing Consciousness Foundation. HCF, apart from helping Blair dealing with the worst of all disease, offers holistic services for women who are getting through hard times, including therapies, wellness and fitness programs and support groups. An absolutely amazing moving gesture both from the aforesaid ladies but also for the organization itself.

I can’t talk for yourself but as far as I am concerned, Mimi’s and Blair’s idea is fantastic, because their move make us also be a better person, meaning that when you know you are helping people around you and not just your – pretty huge – ego, then it obviously makes a difference. After all, you are not a lonely over-consuming person in this world so you owe it to be gentle and thoughtful to others and these ladies give us a lesson for that exact matter. And let’s be honest, you don’t have to change any of your habits, you just need to be aware of a few but undoubtedly important things and consciously make a move towards the common good.

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Now, I’m going to show you how I moved towards my latest step in supporting a greatest cause. So, I just came back from a long vacation and from the very first moment I stepped into my home, I realized that my to-do list is ready to explode, and since I always make new plans after a big break, I decided that my magnetic board has no space for more magnets, my personal but also my business Moleskine looks like a huge smudge, not to mention that the pack of post-it notes looks like an old papyrus from the time they spent on my desk. And… as I was browsing for a new possession (that’s another “problem” I have when making plans: shop new stuff, as if the suitcases were not full enough), I came up with the greatest of all ideas, when it comes to planning: a 6ft chalkboard decal. There is no better way to remember all of your pending tasks than having them in front of you on the wall. Also, it’s pretty nice to get an 80% off discount that will allow you to put a second thing in your cart too. But most of all, getting this organization-gem from pinkEpromise.com will allow you to start supporting HCF!

Last but not least, October is breast cancer awareness month but keep in mind that any month is the perfect month to support breast cancer awareness. Don’t waste any more time, get online and be the good person you always wanted to be!