Weekend Sales: May 22nd, 2015

Hello loves! I’m so excited to share with you today’s post because the sales this weekend are absolutely amazing. Like I’ve already done some shopping and I’ll show you my favorite find below, so without further ado, here are some killer sales going on this weekend:

J.Crew: 30% off your purchase (including sale.)

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything. So basically you definitely need to check out Factory sometime this weekend, they’re practically giving stuff away.

Banana Republic: 40% off everything, oh Banana you’ve done it again. (And we’re loving you for it.)

Gap: 40% off everything, which means it’s a good time to stock up on your well loved basics.

Victoria’s Secret: their sale bins of panties and bras are out this weekend, definitely take advantage of this! (Because we all know VS rarely has these kind of deals.)

Ann Taylor: 40% everything, which I totally took advantage of in theirjewelry  department. (They have the perfect necklaces for summer layering right now.)

Loft: 40% off everything, yes they mean everything. And I finally got this beautiful dress I have been coveting since it came out: (excuse the dressing room pic, there will be an outfit post coming soon.)

 I’m seriously obsessed, it has tassels and everything! Ah! So be good shoppers and take advantage of the awesome sales this weekend. Also take some time to spend with family an friends in remembrance of all those who have fought for our freedom. Have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo,

The Blonde Brunette

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Store Spotlight: Victoria’s Secret

Hello loves! We’ve made it to the middle of the week, and that’s a cause for celebration. So whether you celebrate with a relaxing night in, ice cream, or online shopping, you do you. I’m here are your fairy blogger to assist you with the last one, but I do encourage ice cream and a relaxing night in as well. For today’s store spotlight, I wanted to cover my favorite swimsuits for this season. Since I just went one beach vacation, I had a look around for some new suits and spotted some new lust worthy options at Victoria’s Secret that I wanted to share with you guys today. I wanted to cover all the bases, from a good suit for tanning to a super stylish pool party one, so let’s jump in! (Also, I’m going to throw in a one piece at the end for those of you who many want a bit more coverage.)

  

Perfect for Tanning: I absolutely love this bandeau suit! I love the bohemian print, and the mix of prints. And ok, confession time, I’m obsessed with tassels, like seriously obsessed. So the fact that both the top and bottoms for this suit feature tassels, I’m all in.

  

Being Active: This suit is the epitome of the new sporty trend we’re seeing in swimwear this season, and the simplicity of it makes it all the more versatile. You can’t see it in this picture, but the back of this suit has a really cool web-like design across the back which gives you a lot more security on top. (Because let’s be honest, triangle tops usually have a terrifyingly high risk of a wardrobe malfunction.)

  

Pool Party Approved: Maybe it’s just me, but for pool parties I like to pull out my most fashion forward sits that are not at all practice for tanning or just about any other activity except looking fabulous. This suit is the definition of fashion forward swimwear. If you wear this to a party, people will be staring in admiration.

  

Keep in’ It Classy: Lastly, I wanted to include a one piece, because let’s be honest, they can be super flattering, and sometimes you just want to be a little more covered up, I feel ya. I’m a big fan of this one piece because it still feels young and fresh while being a bit more modest. Also, the pattern placement gives a very slimming affect because it gives you the black panel down the middle and camouflages your sides with the print, it’s fashion genius. I do want to quick mention that the back has a large opening, so it’s not as covering as the front, but personally I like that because again, it keeps it young and fresh.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my swimsuit picks, and hopefully I’ve got you covered for all occasions this summer! Have a fabulous day!

xoxo,

The Blonde Brunette

Pamper Routine

Hello loves! As you probably are well aware, Valentine’s Day is next Saturday. Which means, sometime this week or next weekend is the prime time to pamper yourself. Today I’d like to share with you my personal pampering routine for a special event.

To start off with, I love using self tanner. As a relatively fair skinned person, this is crucial to not looking like a ghost in photos. But before we jump into the self tanner, I’d like to recommend my favorite exfoliator, since that is a must before even touching a self tanner. The Body Prep Smoothing Scrub from Victoria’s Secret is my absolute favorite. I use this in the shower right before I self tan. I have been using the St. Tropez self tanner for the past year, and it gives me a very flawless tan, and great color… but… it dyes my sheets every time I use it, which I am not happy about. One that I’ve been looking to try is the Vita Liberata Self Tanner. Reviews have rated this one above the St. Tropez one, so I will let you know how I compare the two once I try it.

My next category would be face masks. I have recently fallen in love with Origins skincare products, so naturally their face masks are my new obsession. I love using the Active Charcoal Mask right out of the shower. Using a face mask right out of the shower guarantees the best results because your pores are open from the steam. After I wash off the Charcoal Mask, I like to use the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. This mask gives me the intense moisture my skin needs to feel rejuvenated and start glowing again. I have dry/combination skin, and this system works perfectly for me.

Lastly, I like to give myself a manicure and curl up with one of my favorite movies for a restful night in before any special occasion. My go-to neutral nail polish for events is Essie’s “Don’t Sweater It”, or I’ll paint my nails to go with whatever I’ll be wearing for the event. Another tip is, always paint your toenails. This might sound weird, I’ve thought, “I’ll have shoes on all night, no one will see my toes.” But more times than not, there is some occasion where your feet hurt, you’re changing or something happens when you’ll take off your shoes. And from these experiences I have learned to always paint my toenails, even if it’s a quick one coat deal, just please put some color on them, you’ll thank me later.

That about sums up my pamper routine for a special event! If you plan to use this for Valentine’s Day, I’d recommend doing it Thursday the 12th, or Friday the 13th. Maybe not Friday the 13th if you’re superstitious… But either way, 1-2 days beforehand is always a good plan of attack. And remember, a night of pampering is all about taking the time to relax and take care of yourself! Have a fabulous day!

xoxo,

The Blonde Brunette