By the end of May we always feel bombarded by this diet-weight loss-beach murmur. And it might make us feel a little bit nervous, annoyed or even hesitant, in the sense that we should have probably lost the extra weight though the winter. No! Don’t even dare to fall into this I-have-to-be-skinny, rough, even hysterical, I’d say, state of mind. Long gone are the days that every woman should look identical, that every woman’s body had to lose its femininity and that everyone should fit a size up to 2-6. Don’t look at the “bible” on your coffee table! Look at the women on the street, ask your boyfriend, ask your dad or whoever you trust! Women have to be feminine, curvy and that’s all that makes you sexy as hell! Not to mention, that it makes you self-respective and not self-punishing. And for that women, that love their bodies, their curves, and their femininity after all, Torrid offers the hottest styles with the hottest deals!

Summer is almost here, and fabrics have to be softer & lighter, styles change from strict to playful and our mood is so lifted that we can’t wait to hit the beach! And to save you some time and money, I’ve picked up for you 3 adorable styles that will make you welcome summer in vogue!

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The first one, which I would call work-morning meeting style, starts with the season’s hottest trend; a leopard print peplum top that can be worn day and night and its fit is absolutely flattering. You can match this one with the Torrid cropped skinny jean in black, a piece that will get you through many spring/summer occasions and because of its length it can be combined with any kind of footwear (sandals, heels, flats, pumps). For a morning casual outfit, I would add the crochet lace slip-on flat which is so comfortable but at the same time so hot, you’ll definitely stand out in the office! And how about getting this complete, super fashionable outfit while saving big with the 10% off Torrid promo code? Cool huh?

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Then, for an evening cosmo with the girls, I’d definitely go for the floral chiffon hi-lo dress. And let me justify myself here. First, I think that hi-lo designs are the hottest style you could get. Second, tank tops with a high-waist skirt design flatter your curves as much as possible. Third, hi-lo designs can be worn with flats or heels without making your legs looks short. In other words, just go for it; you’ll love it! Now, if you want to flatter your waist even more, then you should add a belt. For shoes, since we are talking about a cocktail and not a tea, I’d propose the 4-buckle gladiator wedge sandal. Finally, to complete this hot outfit you should add accessories. What about the mixed metal multi-chain layered necklace and the pave gemstone wing earrings? Gorgeous! And the Couponology exclusive BOGO 50% off Torrid promo code? Even better!

torrid 3No self-conscious woman goes to checkout in late May without a new bikini. None! And this year, we’ve seen all around that vintage swimwear is a must. Especially when you have curves to die for. Speaking of which, you should try the peek-a-boo striped swim top + bottom which is super-hot and also, because of the combination of vertical and horizontal lines it adds or fades the parts you want to show off or not! Together with it, you should get the striped button front swim skirt. You know, for the time you need to get off your sunbed and head to the bar for another mojito! OMG! I can’t wait for that drunk-on-the-beach moment to come!

And since I’d like to dream of the beach for a little bit now, I’ll stop here. But one last advice before I go. Hurry up! Because deals and styles like these go fast! Here you go: click here!

 

After enduring a tough winter, snowstorms and, worst of all, all those huge coats and winter accessories that don’t really allow for much style and hairdos to be shown to the public eye, March is here to remind us that spring is on its way. The temperature is still low but the sun is making its first appearances and every woman knows the new season calls for a closet makeover.

As with every new beginning, we have to start with the basics. Would you plan a trip without having your passport renewed? Never! So how could you plan your new spring styles without some classic basics? When I say classic, I wouldn’t dare think of boring, old-fashioned, ancient items. I’m thinking of a piece of clothing that goes well with (almost) anything, and can be modified to be as classic or as trendy as you choose. In other words, I’m thinking Christopher & Banks. Because for me, when a store can dress me (aged 27; top secret) and mom (53), that equals to shopping success.

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication (Leonardo Da Vinci)  

When I think of classic pieces that every woman needs in her collection, I aim for simplicity. Yes, I also have that extravagant shirt with gold details that would blind someone in direct sunlight, but that’s a statement piece. When I look for my next closet staple, I focus on color and follow the season’s palettes of the world’s top designers. For this season, the color palettes have managed to accommodate something magical. The prettiest pastels together with bright floral colors–think greens, blues, and oranges.

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I compiled a couple of looks that focus on simplicity, the latest color trends, style, comfort, and (as always), savings! This weekend Christopher & Banks is having their incredible Friends & Family event that will save you an extra 40% on everything!  The first outfit revolves around a beautiful skirt that mixes the floral trend with the all-time-classic purple (Purple Ribbon Challis skirt). The A-line shape and decorative details allow enough room to experiment with the top–opt for a tank and cardigan combo (I love the Satin Trim Tank in white with The Perfect Cardigan ¾ Sleeve in Dahlia Orchid), or a plain top like the best-selling ¾ Satin Trim Tee in Byzantine Purples, in complementary shades.

christopher & banks 2The second outfit I’ve picked out is much more classic but very convenient for all those days when you want to look put-together but not overdressed. I based this one on a shirt I love that has gotten me through many situations–from the most formal to the most casual–the Petite Gingham Essential Shank Button Shirt with metallic buttons. A shirt that can be worn buttoned, unbuttoned with a nice tank, or underneath a sweater. Versatility wins major points from me, so this shirt is a gem. You can combine it with the Signature Comfort Denim Capri in dark stonewash and a nice pair of flats or sandals, or with the super flattering Signature Slimming Colored Jean in classic fit that can be worn with hot pumps for a beautiful dinner date outfit.

One is Never Overdressed or Underdressed in a Little Black Dress (Karl Lagerfeld)

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If your little black dress has turned grey from its countless washes, don’t worry! Christopher & Banks carries these staple pieces for as little as $26.97! To dress up your LBD, try on a pop of color with a pair of bright earrings or a statement necklace. Browse their selection to put together your own classic outfit, and don’t miss the Christopher & Banks Friends & Family event to get spring-ready on a budget!

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!

Warm Up to Winter Savings

On November 16, 2012, in Featured Merchants, Spotlight, by Couponology

The temperature outside is dropping but you still have to leave the warm comfort of your bed to go to work, hang out with your girlfriends, do some shopping or that morning workout. Now, you open your closet and go into deep thought about what to wear but don’t worry—you’re not alone. The clothes in our dressers are just never enough, and that’s every woman’s excuse for shopping. An even better excuse (as if we even need them!) is a good discount. You’re probably picturing yourself justifying a purchase with the good old “it’s gorgeous and on sale” line and I can definitely relate, so I’m here to give you the season’s best winter apparel deals from head to toe, in one ambitious post!

First up, nothing is more of a staple in your closet than the quintessential warm sweater. We picked up the best deal—a cozy and fashionable Shaker Cowl Neck sweater for just $19.97 with Couponology’s 40-50% off Christopher & Banks coupon. It’s the perfect length for a pair of jeans or leggings and comes in two colors: olive oil and castlerock gray. I went with the castlerock gray for easier matching. Another great deal I had to take advantage of was Chadwick’s $10 off two sweaters deal. I got the silk-blend boatneck sweater with ¾ dolman sleeves in black with elegant blue silk detailing on the shoulder. I also snagged the Moonlight Bay Tabbed cowlneck sweater in ivory, which has a gorgeous neck and short sleeves that allow you to show off your necklace s and gloves.

To complement your new sweaters, invest in a good pair of jeans. I like to stick to the classics, so I went with the 1969 Lightweight Always Skinny Jeans in black. I love that they’re versatile and can be work day and night with flats, heels and boots. I used the Gap coupon for up to 70% off women’s apparel, and got my jeans for just $24.99 (originally $69.95). With savings like this, I could shop all day!

To finish off your winter wardrobe, prepare for the weather with warm, gorgeous boots. I’ll share a secret with you—I discovered an astonishing exclusive deal at Couponology: 15% off DNAFootwear order when you shop online. The deal was enough to get me to buy the gorgeous leather Buckeye Low Heel booties by Kalso Earth, in black with brown details. Having already worn them for a while, I can assure you that the boots are so comfortable and warm you won’t want to go back indoors! I can walk for hours in these through any kind of weather and make the most of this season. Unfortunately for my wallet, I didn’t stop there. After all, a girl can never have enough shoes, especially when it comes to heels. I found a great steal using the 15% off Loehmann’s coupon to fetch the comfy but stylish Pacific Platform Loafer pumps by Adrienne Vittadini in black with a 3.75” heel–extra height for rainy weather! Who said heels aren’t practical?

I’ve shown you all the deals, the rest is on you! Get online and buy whatever suits your style; I’m sure you’ll find that perfect piece to complete your winter wardrobe. If these deals aren’t enough to make your guilt disappear, just wait until the new clothes start arriving—your closet (and wallet) will thank you!

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The British Are Coming!

On June 20, 2012, in Featured Merchants, by Couponology

This is an invasion unlike any other, and I don’t mind throwing up the flag early and surrendering on this one. The British are DEFINITELY coming, in the form of the amazing and fashionable Spring collection from Motel Rocks! Motel Rocks.

This well established brand has been overseas in the UK for a number of years, providing women with figure flattering contemporary silhouettes in the form of dresses, playsuits, tops & much more – all in funky, bright and unique prints. Of course, the best part about these styles is that they are all offered at super affordable prices! This year, they’ve started their US invasion – and it is definitely causing a stir.

I first learned of the brand about two years ago, and was immediately hooked on their assortment. Of course, like any true fashionista, I also fell in love with the exclusivity of the items, due to the fact that they were a UK brand and not as well-known here in the US.

It was almost as if I had stumbled upon fashion treasure – & believe me when I say I was certainly in NO rush to share! However, now that the word is out, I will share two small pieces of the gold I have recently struck – a sexy & striking bodycon mini dress & a to-die-for cut out playsuit.

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