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Monday, December 5, 2016

AFFORDABLE SHOPPING: CHIC & PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GIFTS UNDER $20 + PROMOS


Happy Monday, Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  This time of year brings gift giving, holiday parties where you may want to bring a hostess gift and the general season of giving.

I've put together some chic, yet practical, gifts for under $20 that are all available online to save time and make shopping super simple!  Many are great for wine loves like myself.

Plus, I've also got special promo codes for each shop listed below.  So, be sure to enter them at checkout to save a little extra or get free shipping! 
Above Layout by Liesl Ehardt using Product Images from Francesca'sSedona East & Sensible Style


 'I'm Dreaming of a Wine Christmas' Tea Towel: Francesca's = $14

'BEGINNING to look a lot like cocktails' tea towel: FRAcesca's = $14

6 wine themed glass charms: Sensible Style = $14


Spiced wine candle in tin: FRANCesca's = $12

Candy cane measuring spoon set: FRANCesca's = $14

WHITE WINE BOTTLE PARKAFRANCESCA'S = $16

SHINE BRIGHT DIAMOND CANDLE HOLDER: SEDONA EAST = $18 (EACH)

⤷ I HAVE AND LOVE THE 'I'M DREAMING OF A WINE CHRISTMAS' TEA TOWEL AND USE THE WINE GLASS CHARMS IN A GOLD FOILED 'WINE TIME' JAR FROM MY LINE.


wine tea towel: FRANCesca's = $14  /  Set of 6 wine themed glass charms: sensible style = $14  /  gold Mirrored tray: home goods = $12.99  /  Red Ornament Jar: Partylite = A Gift

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

AFFORDABLE FASHION: FESTIVE HOLIDAY LOOKS FOR WOMEN UNDER $75


Happy December, Everyone!

Holiday parties are about to be in full swing, and you might be in need of a fun dress for the event, be it your party, a work party or friend's party.

I've pulled some looks from StyleWe, an online shop that offers affordable clothing for women, and each is under $75.  You can visit their Instagram to see more and get some fashion inspiration, too!

To me the holidays are all about reds, greens, winter whites, metals and a chance to sparkle and shine with accessories or mix in some flirty tulle.

Each of the looks below offer a little of each, but when it doubt where a Little Black Dress and add some fun red shoes and sparkling accessories!  Here we go! ✨

⤷  red Frill sleeve cotton blend dress = $69

⤷  GREEN 3/4 LENGTH SLEEVE TIE DRESS WITH POCKETS = $50

⤷  SILVER GREY ELEGANT TULLE SKIRT  = $49

⤷  RED ELEGANT MIDI DRESS WITH BELT = $68


the aBoVe layouts are by liesl ehardt using stylewe 

photography and logo.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

LOOK OF THE DAY: AUDREY HEPBURN-ESQUE FEATURING DRESS LILY + PROMO CODE


Happy Monday, Fashionable Friends!


I hope everyone in the United States had a safe and yummy Thanksgiving shared with loved ones.


I'm in our Nation's Capitol, Washington DC, and wanted to share my look under $100 that I recently sported. I am no Audrey Hepburn, but it reminds me of her in the all black and ankle pant.  


It would be perfect for work or an evening at the theatre with an added statement necklace.  I think a different shoe would kick this look up a notch, but a classic black heel always works.


It features some of things I received from Dress Lily, an affordable online shop that was kind enough to send me items of my choice to try out for all of you.


I'm in love with the fitted cut of the Tan Puffy Coat, which is as pictured online and quite warm, but please note that their sizing runs quite small, so be sure to size up! For reference, I'm wearing a medium in the coat and could have gotten a large.  If unsure, I'd stick to jewelry, shoes and accessories.


Items not pictured in this look are the Black & Gold Tie Necklace, which I love and featured in a recent post here and many of you liked over on my Instagram.

Along with a pair of Taupe Button Embellished Knit Boot Cuffs, I've loved this look since it began and have used knitted fingerless gloves to achieve the same look in the past, seen here.


See my entire look with full details below, and get an additional 15% OFF + FREE Shipping using the Promo Code DL15 through December 3rd! 

TAN PUFFY COAT: DRESS LILY = $21.50 (AVAILABLE IN OTHER COLORS)  /  BLACK TURTLENECK: FOREVER 21 = $7.90 (AVAILABLE IN OTHER COLORS)  / BLACK CIGARETTE HIGH WAISTED ANKLE PANT (SIMILAR): EXPRESS = $34.95  /  BLACK HEELS (SIMILAR) : MICHAEL SHANNON FOR OFF BROADWAY SHOES = $29.99  /  SILVER & RHINESTONE RINGDRESS LILY = $2.50

⤷ getting a little silly and moving to stay warm.

SILVER & CHARCOAL RHINESTONE RING: DRESS LILY = $2.50 - FRONT VIEW

SILVER & CHARCOAL RHINESTONE RING: DRESS LILY = $2.50 - BACK VIEW

SILVER & GOLD REINDEER RING: DRESS LILY = $3 - FRont view

SILVER & GOLD REINDEER RING: DRESS LILY = $3 - back view

⤷ LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!  orion took care of the lights part for me!


THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE BY LIESL EHARDT AND DANIELLE ROBINSON.


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Friday, November 25, 2016

AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY GIFTS: SENSIBLE STYLE - MY ETSY SHOP + PROMO CODE


Happy Black Friday, Fashionable Friends!

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are officially in full swing and Christmas is exactly 1 month away!  For all of you brave enough to go out and shop in store for some great savings, I wish you lots of luck! :)

If you prefer to stay in, and are in the mood to shop online, I'm offering FREE Shipping through the holidays over on my Sensible Style Etsy Shop using the promo code HOLIDAY2016FREESHIP.

You'll find a number of small, affordable and customizable items, ranging from $14 - $30, which make fun gifts, especially hostess gifts for holiday parties or even stocking stuffers.  

⤷  Show me your purchases or shop loves using the hashtag #ShopSensibleStyle.

I'd love to see your Sensible Style loves and share them!  Happy Holidays & Shopping, everyone! 

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Monday, November 21, 2016

GET CRAFTY: DIY CLUTCH ORGANIZER UPDATE + MORE LID RACK IDEAS & GIVEAWAY


Happy Monday, Everyone!


Three years ago, while getting settled into my New York City apartment, I had an idea while in the kitchen isle at Target.  
This idea turned into a simple Get Crafty DIY post here on my blog.

See original post here  GET CRAFTY: DIY CLUTCH ORGANIZER USING KITCHEN LID RACK

Since then, my post has gone viral with over 100,000 pins and shares combined, been published in a magazine, featured on Buzzfeed, Yahoo, MSN Lifestyle, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy and in countless blogs.  Say what?!?  


I had no idea this was an undiscovered way to store clutches, I was just tired of mine falling over! :)


So, this got me thinking that there must be additional uses for it.  I was inspired to revisit the post that put my little blog on the map, so to speak, and see what my brain could create.


Below, I'm sharing more simple uses I came up with for the very same Lid Rack.  Target still sells it, the only difference is that the price went up $1.  Hopefully, they each offer some more useful ideas.  


Enjoy, and thank you to everyone who has supported my blog over the years.  As well as to those of you who liked my idea, shared it and helped to spread the love, I am so very grateful to you

To show my appreciation, I'm giving away this very Lid Rack!

 TO ENTER GIVEAWAY:
Simply Pin one of the ideas below on Pinterest and leave me a comment with the link below or Like, Comment or Share this post on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Only one of the above is needed to enter, or you can do all for multiple entries, and I will pick a winner at random and have it shipped to you before Christmas. Open to everyone!
LID RACK: TARGET = $7.99



< RING ORGANIZER >




LID RACK: TARGET = $7.99


 TiP: You can stack 2-3 statement rings per rod


and 4-5 delicate, thinner rings.




< GIFT WRAP ORGANIZER >

LID RACK: TARGET = $7.99

⤷ TIP: ADD WHITE TACK TO the ENDS TO SLANT THE RACK UPWARD

AND PREVENT ROLLS FROM POSSIBLY ROLLING OUT

OR SLIGHTLY BEND EACH ROD UP.




< scarf ORGANIZER >


LID RACK: TARGET = $7.99

⤷ TIP: you can hang far more lighter weight scarves

on one rack than thicker knit scarves, but both work.


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by Liesl Ehardt