Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nordstrom Anniversary Purchase #3

I picked up this adorable Columbia Fleece Bunting as a Christmas gift for a very special little girl. I know she doesn't read the blog but her mom does so I'm not going to spoil the surprise. I picked up a light purple one but that color is no longer available online. It is available in light and bright pink. It's a great price at $23.90! This would be the perfect gift for a special little one in y0ur life. The sizing goes up to 24 months.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Favorite Thing #194 - Modestly Styled. Modestly Me. Blog

I can't remember how I came across Favorite Thing #194 but I'm a dedicated reader of Modestly Styled. Modestly Me. blog. This woman has an amazing style and that's what she blogs about. She shares with readers her daily outfits, reviews of her fabulous purchases and how to wear pieces multiple ways. Yesterday, she reviewed her recent LOFT purchases and I think I'm going to have to go out and get the striped tee she wrote about. Like I said before, she's got amazing taste and I've gotten a lot of wardrobe ideas from her. Definitely add her blog to your reader and blog roll.
I still love and wear Favorite Thing #94. Hubby got me this necklace as a surprise gift and I love it. The necklace is still available from South Moon Under but now you buy everything separately. You pick the chain and charms and build your own necklace. I'm thinking about getting an "M" charm and then I would have my initial and Hubby's initial. I've started pairing it with my star Dogeared necklace and it looks great.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nordstrom Anniversary Purchase #2

Here's something I picked up for myself from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Bobeau Tiered Flyaway Cardigan is super cute and will be very versatile for all seasons. It's soft and light and will be perfect with jeans, black pants, leggings, etc. And you can't be the $39.50 anniversary price. I justified this as a "fall wardrobe purchase" since I'm on a spending freeze (except for fall wardrobe pieces). I purchased the cardigan in grey and really thinking about getting it in purple too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Check out zulily!

Thanks to South to Southwest for introducing me to zulily. Zulily is another designer discount site but this one is a little different. Zulily is dedicated to moms, babies and kids. This is going to be the perfect site for me to shop for all the babies that my friends and family are having. In addition to the significantly reduced prices, zulily also offers coupon codes - CUTEBABY right now gets you 10% off. Click here for your invite.

Nordstrom Anniversary Purchase #1

For the first time ever I took advantage of the Nordstrom anniversary sale. Most of the stuff I bought was for others but I did manage to snag a couple things for myself. First up is pretty boring purchase. Hubby is a fan of Anthony Logistics products and there was an amazing deal on the facial cleanser. I got a 32 oz. bottle of the cleanser for $35! Normally the 8 oz bottle costs $20 so this was a deal I couldn't pass up! Definitely pick this up for the man in your life. :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beauty Review: Yves Saint Laurent MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS Luxurious Mascara

A lot of the blogs I follow rave and rave about YSL's Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. I really wanted to try it but was not a fan of the $30 price tag. After months of thinking about getting it, I used a gift card and purchased it. I will say all the hype was right. This mascara is awesome. It lengths my lashes and makes them very full. There isn't any caking or flaking. Overall I was very happy with the product. That being said, I still think Favorite Thing #173 - Maybelline's Colossal Mascara works just as good and it's less that half the cost of YSL's. So for now, I'm gonna stick with my $6 mascara. Maybelline has a new mascara Volum' Express the Falsies Washable Mascara that I want to try next. Stay tuned for a review of it.

Free Rue La La Credit

If you haven't already signed up for Rue La La then you must by August 9 so you can get $10 in credit! Enjoy the free money!!! For those of you new to the blog, Rue La La is a By-Invitation-Only Sample Sale site. Click Here to sign up using my personal invitation link. This link will grant you immediate access to the site after you sign up. (FYI - If you just sign up the regular way you will just be put on the waiting list.)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Favorite Thing #193 - Beach Towel Clips

Favorite Thing #193 is thanks to my sister-in-law Meghan she turned me on to these fabulous beach towel clips. It's clips to hold your beach towel in place. These clips are so convienent. You literally just clip your towel to your beach towel and it stays in place the whole day. She got them at Bed, Bath and Beyond but I can't find them on the website. I did find them on Amazon. Hubby's jealous of my clips because when we were at the pool this weekend his towl just wouldn't stay in place but mine did. I'm gonna head to BBB this week to see if I can find him some manly clips. :)

Crate and Barrel is still one of my favorite things!!! My house is full of stuff from there. Hubby and I actually just purchased a new bed frame from there. We are supposed to put it together soon so I should be posting about it this week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The last of my Rue La La credit...

I used the last of my Rue La La credit to purchase this Tibi silk top. I'm not sure how this is going to fit but I really like the print so I hope it works out. I think it can be versatile and I can wear it the rest of the summer and even into fall...just need to throw on a cardigan. If it doesn't work out at least I can return and get the credit.

For those of you new to the blog, Rue La La is a By-Invitation-Only Sample Sale site. Click Here to sign up using my personal invitation link. This link will grant you immediate access to the site after you sign up. (FYI - If you just sign up the regular way you will just be put on the waiting list.)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Favorite Thing #192 - Louis Vuitton Neverful MM

The newest addition to my handbags is the Louis Vuitton Neverful MM and of course it is a favorite thing! Sorry about the pic, I snapped it with my blackberry at my desk at work. I've had my eye on this bag for a while. It's the perfect bag because it fits EVERYTHING. I take this bag to work everyday. It fits my lap top, wallet, small make up bag, coupon organizer, notebook, sunglasses, etc. I'm so happy with this purchase. I know I will have and use this bag for a very long time. My LV collection is complete for now, I've got a small, medium and large purse so I'm set for any occasion. I have to thank Hubby for the bag because if he hadn't won a sales contest at work this bag wouldn't be mine. He's the best!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I heart Boden tunics

Here's another one of my summer purchases. I picked up this tunic from Boden and absolutely love it. The pic quality isn't great since I took it on my blackberry. It's a light linen tunic but long enough for me to wear as a dress (I'm 5'1"). Right now its on sale for $58.00. I'm a big fan of Boden's tunics. This is the second season I've bought one. And if you use Ebates you can get 3% cash back.

Don't know about Ebates? Here's how it works:
Sign up for an Ebates account (send me an email christinasfavoritethings AT gmail DOT com for an invite). You can decide if you want CASH or a GIFT CARD (not sure what stores they are offering now) then just start your online shopping. Search for the store you want to shop at and click on the link. This will link you to that store. Each store has a corresponding percentage of cash back. For example I just ordered if you order from the GAP, you get 2% cash back on your purchase (spend $100, get $2 back). It doesn't seem like much but trust me it adds up. And each purchase is secure. This is directly from the website -
The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!).
I've been doing it for over six months and I've gotten almost $150 back. And this isn't just from my clothes shopping. I got almost all the wedding gifts this year via Ebates, my Snapfish purchases, and Sephora stuff. I can't wait to see how much money I get back with all my Christmas shopping.

If you want to sign up (and I highly recommend it) send me an email christinasfavoritethings AT gmail DOT com). Another perk is for every person that signs up and uses Ebates to make a purchase you get $5.


Every year Hubby and I participate in the LIVESTRONG Foundation's annual LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philadelphia. We do this in support and memory of the people we know who's lives are and were affected by cancer. This will be our fourth year participating in the 5K race. If you can, please make a donation of any size to help continue the fight against cancer. Click here for the donation page. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shopping Freeze

I decided to put myself on a shopping freeze until fall. I have so many summer clothes there is no need for me to add anything else. I did a good bit of shopping so far this summer and have lots of things to share with you. I picked up this super cute dress at a local boutique.

You can order it online from ModCloth. I looove this dress. The boutique didn't have my size but I got the medium anyway and had it altered. It's very versatile and is perfect for both work or play.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rue La La Love

Picked up this super cute Calvin Klein sweater from Rue La La today with my credit. It sold out pretty quickly. Hope it looks as cute on me as it does the model.

For those of you new to the blog, Rue La La is a By-Invitation-Only Sample Sale site. Click Here to sign up using my personal invitation link. This link will grant you immediate access to the site after you sign up. (FYI - If you just sign up the regular way you will just be put on the waiting list.)

Favorite Thing #191 - Keurig B60 Special Edition Coffee Maker

I am OBSESSED with this favorite thing. I love, love, love my Keurig coffee pot!!!! It's the best investment ever. Hubby doesn't drink coffee so it was such a pain for me to make just one pot of coffee and the Keurig fixes this problem. It makes one cup at a time. You simply place the K-Cup in the coffee pot and push a button to the size cup you want and voila! I definitely recommend this....totally worth it.

Hubby and I still love Favorite Thing #91. It's a great game to play with family and friends. Perfect for parties.

I'm back!

I apologize for the lack of posts the past couple weeks. Hubby and I were on vacation with his family in Sandbridge, VA and then when we got back I was sick as a dog. I'm still not 100% but definitely better than I was. Nothing is worse than a summer cold. I'm back to blogging and have a lot of fun things to share with you!


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