August 30, 2014

Labor Day Sales + Picks

(image via: Who What Wear)

It's Labor Day weekend, which means a ton of great sales at some of my favorite stores and online shops! After a few hours of searching, I came up with some of the best deals and my personal picks at each store.

Old Navy: 40% off the entire store until 09/01

Baublebar: Labor Day sale with jewelry starting at 50% off until 09/01 (+ free shipping always!)

Sephora: Up to 75% off summer favorites

Anthropologie: Extra 20% off all sale items until 09/01

J.Crew: Extra 40% off final sale items with code WEEKEND and free shipping on orders over $100 until 09/01

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend! Tell me... what are some of your favorite Labor Day sales or finds? 

August 29, 2014

My Fall Favorites Under $50

I'm sure you're probably thinking by now, "Do you want it to be fall or not? Make up your mind already!" But the truth is, I can't decide for myself. This week we have had some of the most beautiful and perfect weather, which keeps me longing for summer, but unfortunately I know it will be short lived. Before I know it I will have to put away all of my sandals and assess my boots and scarves situation. So since fall will be here before we know it, I figured I might as well get a head start on my lust list for the season. There are also a ton of great Labor Day sales going on this weekend at some of my favorite stores, such as Old Navy (up to 50% off everything) and Baublebar (sale starting at 50% off select pieces) that are too good to pass up!

1. boohoo 2 in 1 Stripe Midi Dress ($30): Midi dresses are my new obsession. The struggle is real - maxi's are rarely long enough and I generally prefer to stray away from short dresses, so midi dresses are the perfect solution! Also this weekend you can get free shipping on all US orders at boohoo with the code LABORDAY14 (ends 09/01)
2. Baublebar Onyx Phoenix Necklace ($46): Worth every penny! I purchased this necklace last summer in a different color and love the statement it, even if worn with a plain white tee.
3. Sole Society Wool Panama Hat ($50): Such a cute fall accessory, especially on a rainy day!
4. Old Navy Flannel Boyfriend Shirt ($19): You can't go wrong with a slightly oversized flannel for layering over a v-neck and under your favorite utility jacket.
5. KUT from the Kloth Gray Skinny Jeans (50% off - under $40 until 09/07): I am dying for a pair of gray skinny jeans! I love this pair because they are a darker shade of gray, which feels more appropriate this time of year, versus a lighter wash.
6. Forever 21 Harness Ankle Boots ($35): I tend to shop for ankle boots and booties more often than tall boots because they feel easier to wear and are generally a lot more comfortable in my opinion.
7. Old Navy Quilted Tweed Vest ($39): Similar to the cult classic J.Crew vest from last fall, but a fraction of the price!
8. Baublebar Organic Fringe Bib (on sale for $15 this weekend): Very New Mexico-chic. I especially love the turquoise blue version, and it's such a steal at over half off right now.
9. Sheinside White Boyfriend Blazer ($29): I don't know why, but a white blazer in the cooler months feels so chic and polished to me. Apparently I don't abide by the "no white after Labor Day" rule.
10. Sole Society Marlena Clutch ($40): I love the idea of a bright red clutch to offset some of the more neutral colors I tend to wear when the temperatures drop.

I hope you all have a wonderful (and hopefully long) Labor Day weekend! I will be back on Monday with a new post featuring the perfect fall tunic from Amaranth Collection and a discount code to their store!

August 27, 2014

Summer to Fall Transition Pieces

I was preparing my September (!!!) calendar at work yesterday when I realized that in a few short weeks it will officially be fall. Why does it feel like the older I get, the more quickly each year goes by? And why are pumpkin spice lattes being sold already at Starbucks? Don't get me wrong, drinking a hot PSL while wearing a chunky infinity scarf sounds amazing, however sometimes it's hard to think of fall when it's still 90 degrees out. On a recent Target trip I found these leopard slip on shoes, and couldn't pass them up considering they: 1) were on sale for $19 and 2) almost identical to the Steven Madden version I have been dying for but unwilling to spend $80 on. Target always saves the day! Since I couldn't wait until the weather cooled down to wear these leopard beauties, I decided to pair them with some pieces that are also on my transition to fall list, such as my Old Navy vest and dark denim. This outfit is quite the leap from Monday's post

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Bag
Love Always Bow Necklace (use code MOS for 15% off)
Hammered Bar Necklace c/o ShopLayeredUp (use code SHOP10 for 10% off)

Make sure to check back on Friday, as I'll be sharing some more pieces for fall that I have my eye on! Until then... enjoy your Wednesday!

August 25, 2014

Savoring Summer with Pink Blush

I can't believe that it's almost Labor Day! Don't get me wrong, I am definitely looking forward to fall, but I am always sad to see summer go. If I could, I would live somewhere that I could always sport a version of my summer uniform - jeans, sandals, and a sleeveless top. I wore this outfit about a week ago when I went to Denver for an extended weekend trip. It was perfect for exploring, which included a trip to the Coors Brewery in Golden, followed by running to our car in the pouring rain after our tour. This top is so roomy and comfortable, which also came in handy for all of the food (and adult beverages) we consumed throughout the day. I mean, what else are vacations for? Anyway, back to the clothing... if you have not heard of or checked out Pink Blush yet, what are you waiting for? You may remember some of my other favorite pieces of theirs from my previous posts here and here. Pink Blush has the best selection of high quality tops, dresses, and accessories, and generally everything is under $40! They also usually offer great sales - I got this top when they had a 15 under $15 sale about a month ago. They will definitely be a go-to of mine as I start to shop for more fall/winter items!

Pink Blush Top (no longer available; loving this tribal print tank and geometric printed tank)
Forever 21 Mirrored Aviators (dying to splurge on these Ray Bans)
Love Always Cursive Nameplate Necklace (only $85 when you use the code MOS for 15% off!)
Victoire Bracelet c/o Le Boutique Shop
Ash & Willow Double V-Ring (use code BARutland for 10% off!)

August 22, 2014

Lauren Conrad's Chic of the Week + Giveaway Winner

TGIF!! I am totally geeking out over here... I just found out that I was picked as the Chic of the Week on Lauren Conrad! If you know me in real life, you will know that LC is totally my girl crush and #1 style inspiration, so I could not be more excited! You can check out my member spotlight here. And now onto some more exciting news... the winner of my giveaway with Loves Creation is Jasmine Thomas! Thank you again to everyone who participated in this giveaway. If you have not already, please make sure to check out all of the affordable and adorable items that Loves Creation has and help support a wonderful cause! I hope you all have a great rest of your day and a fabulous weekend!

(images: Lauren Conrad and Patti Murphy Design via Pinterest)

August 20, 2014

Navy Jumpsuit

Never in a million years did I think I could pull off a jumpsuit. Jumpsuits and rompers just don't seem to work as well on us tall girls, especially girls who are tall and have curves. The lovely Carmen at Loves Creation was kind enough to send me this navy jumpsuit and it happened to arrive just in time for my trip to Denver last weekend. To say I was thrilled when I tried it on and loved the fit is an understatement. The fact that it was comfortable to wear all night long and practically felt like I was wearing pajamas was a major bonus! I knew it had to be paired with some stand out accessories for a night out, which was made possible by Le Boutique Shop and Ash & Willow. I am on a statement earring kick lately, and absolutely adore the mint and opal accents on the Valentine earrings from Le Boutique Shop. 

Navy Jumpsuit c/o Loves Creation
Valentine Statement Earrings c/o Le Boutique Shop
Love Always Cursive Nameplate Necklace {use code MOS for 15% off your order}
Ash & Willow Sequin Bag {use code BARutland for 10% off your order}
Marc Fisher Heels (old, similar style here)


You only have until 12am MST on Friday August 22nd for your chance to win this pink peplum dress from Loves Creation. Remember, the more entries you complete the greater your chance to win! Good luck!

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August 18, 2014

It's All In The Details

Hands down, my favorite part of an outfit are in the details. Lately I can't get enough of layering dainty gold necklaces, or layering a delicate piece with a large statement necklace. Today I wanted to share with you all a few of my every day staples paired with my top four lipstick shades. 

[Use the discount code SHOP10 for 10% off your purchase]
Lipstick: MAC 'Vegas Volt'

[Use the discount code MOS for 15% off your purchase]
Lipstick: NARS 'Heat Wave'

Lipstick: MAC 'Chatterbox'

[Use the discount code BARutland for 10% off at Ash & Willow]

I am never really ready for Mondays, especially a Monday after a weekend away! If you are feeling the same way that I am feeling today, I think I know just the thing to brighten up your day.... a giveaway! Last Friday I posted a great giveaway from Loves Creation - an adorable pink peplum dress. This dress is such a statement piece on it's own that any of the jewelry options I shared today would be the perfect finishing touch. If you're like me, you love taking advantage of discount offers! Make sure to check out the Rafflecopter below to get your entries in, and as always, have a wonderful week! 

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August 15, 2014

Dress Giveaway with Loves Creation

Happy Friday! I am actually out of town this weekend, but wanted to stop in to let you all know about a great giveaway that is starting today on Instagram. If you haven't heard of Loves Creation yet, you are missing out! LC is a family owned and operated company that works in conjunction with Harvest Time International, which is a disaster relief non-profit organization based in central Florida. I love that LC is a family business, but what really drew me in is the fact that 100% of their proceeds are used to help children and families in need. Today, I have partnered with the lovely Carmen, buyer for Loves Creation, to offer one lucky reader this gorgeous pink peplum dress.

In order to enter, you must follow @lovescreationhti on Instagram and regram the giveaway image with #LCGIVEAWAY. The image can be found on both of our Instagram accounts (@linsdayrutland and @lovescreationhti). For additonal entries, please check out the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run from 12am MST on August 15th until 12am MST on August 22nd. All entries will be verified, so please be honest. Thank you for entering and good luck! 

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August 13, 2014

Weekend Casual

I'll be honest... these are not my favorite photos and will probably be a post a look back on and think "why did I think that looked cute?" I definitely can't pull off the windblown look, which is unfortunate because the wind sure knows how to kick up the minute I am ready to take outfit pictures. There are really only two reasons I posted them: 1) I didn't have any extras in my arsenal, and 2) I mean, can we talk about this background? If you ever wondered what New Mexico looks like, take a good look! Aside from the wind, it was a beautiful day out. There is nothing like an Albuquerque sky! 

Today I am featuring two of my current favorite jewelry trends: layered dainty gold necklaces and statement earrings. If you love the look of layered necklaces like I do make sure to check out two of my favorite shops, Shop Layered Up on Etsy and Love Always! Today is also your lucky day because I have discount codes to offer you to use for your purchases - SHOP10 for 10% off at Shop Layered Up and MOS for 15% off at Love Always. I hope you are all having a great week so far. If you haven't already, make sure to head to my Instagram account (@lindsayrutland) to enter to win the fabulous Luxe Statements Flashy Pearls necklace that was featuring in Monday's post. Also, make sure you check back on Friday, as I will be hosting a wonderful giveaway from Loves Creation.

Statement Earrings c/o Luxe Statements
Bar Necklace c/o ShopLayeredUp (only $31.50 after discount code)
Heart Initial Necklace (only $25.50 after discount code)

August 11, 2014

Flashy Pearls + Instagram Giveaway

Let me just start off by saying this is by far the brightest piece of clothing that I own. I found it last summer at one of my favorite stores, Gap, on major sale. I am often intimidated by loud colors or prints, which I think is a product of being tall and always having a weird hang up about drawing attention to myself (says the blogger...). I just couldn't pass this one up! Since this one is no longer available, I searched high and low and was able to find some similar options for you all so we can all celebrate the last few weeks of summer together, in all of our neon glory. Now onto this necklace... you know my favorite part of an outfit are in the details! The lovely Lilia from Luxe Statements sent me this gorgeous 'Flashy Pearls' necklace and I was so excited to share it with you all. The bad news is that currently the necklace is sold out, but the good news is that we have teamed up via Instagram (@lindsayrutland and @luxestatements) to offer one lucky reader their own 'Flashy Pearls'! I will be posting the giveaway picture later today, so make sure to head to my Instagram for more details. Good luck!

Gap Dress (check out these cute options: onetwothreefour & five)
Love Always Infinity Ring (use code MOS for 15% off your order)
Baublebar Triangle Ring (no longer online, similar Baublebar open triangle ring)
Kohl's Nail Ring (loving this Baublebar version)
Flashy Pearls Necklace c/o Luxe Statements (sold out, so make sure to enter the giveaway!)
Gorjana Chevron Studs (old, but now have these Mika Opposition Studs on my wishlist)