June 29, 2014

Alice in Suburban Wonderland

Its been way too long since my last post and there really is no excuse. I mean there is, I had school and work taking over my life and then I went on a trip to Europe which was the most amazing experience. But the point is i'm back and ready to infest your feed with new outfits for the summer! This first outfit i've been meaning to shoot for some time now I just, like I said, haven't had the time.





I wasn't really sure where you could wear this outfit out to because its really fancy on the bottom and pretty simple on top. ABae said she would wear this to brunch (Like Wendy says AAAALLLL THE TIME) but I think you might be able to wear this to a nice dinner even.

I'd actually been watching this t-shirt from J.Crew Factory for a few months now. Originally it was $34.50 but I knew with the factory store that things go on sale pretty often. I usually wait for clothing I want to get hard marked and then discounted additionally. I got the t-shirt (after months of waiting) for $10.50. It was worth the wait because it's so easy to pair and go from day to night.

Vogue.


I bought this skirt way back in December along with another top just to see how the company operates and to see the quality of clothing. I was severely disappointed. I don't suggest shopping at SheInside because for 1. the clothing shouldnt be that cheap. I bought the skirt for under $20. 2. The customer service is non-existant, they just redirect you a million times. 3. They forgot to cut the button hole.

Who the heck forgets to cut the button holes on their clothing!? So basically SheInside is cheaply made in China and worse quality than Forever21, if thats believable.


Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, PRADA

Simple Jewels are all the rage right now. No need for chunky duds all the time...I'm learning.
Model: ABae Top: J. Crew Factory Skirt: SheInside Belt: Zara Rings: India Shoes: BCBG Max Azria Sunglasses: Prada
November 28, 2013

Black Friday Breakdown: The guide to the best sales for the fashionista on a budget!

Okay, I've been going at Black Friday for the last 7 years or so. I've learned quite a few tips over the years and this year I plan on locking onto some serious sales because this will literally be the shop-till-you-drop sales event.
Thanksgiving is no longer about the turkey. It's about the high of getting up at midnight wearing you ugly running sneakers and beating out some old woman for the last pair of black leggings that are 50% off at your local Ann Taylor.
This is a no holds bar kind of night. Last year I got elbowed in the eye by an old indian woman for a gps...There are no rules and if you don't come out at the end of your shopping trip out of breath with claw marks on your face, then you clearly didn't do it right.
SO, this year I decided to list out all the sales I know about for the all the places I plan on hitting come midnight and hopefully that will help you avoid the 70 minute line at your local Urban Outfitters.

Ann Taylor: 
50% off EVERYTHING. meaning: GET YOUR ASS OUT OF BED AND GET THERE BECAUSE THAT NECKLACE YOU LOVE WONT BE THERE IF YOU WAIT.

J. Crew:
30% off EVERYTHING. not the best sale thats all they've posted so far...Also it's J. Crew, not Forever21. If you're looking for 8 dollar denim go elsewhere #please&thankyou

J. Crew Factory: 
50% off EVERYTHING! da hell. If you didn't get out of bed for Ann Taylor then get up for J. Crew Factory! (or stay in bed because its online too.)

Loft:
40% off EVERYTHING. I have some inside info that they might up the discount for a few hours during black friday keep your eyes out!

BCBGMAXAZRIA:
Up to 60% off + $100 gift card of $300 or more purchase! WHAAAAAAA

Madewell:
25% off entire order w/ code FEAST25. Eh.

Gap:
Up to 60% off select styles and 20% your entire purchase. They are doing something special but haven't said what yet....damn hold out.

Club Monoco: (As if I could afford this shit at any discount)
30% off already-reduced items (i.e. sale)

Forever21:
50% off sale items. Free shipping of $30 or more. Also they will probably have their yellow tag sales like last year. Didn't wow me too much.

H&M:
Sales up to 70% off and free shipping on $50 or more.

Nordstrom:
Unclear. But I stalked the website and some of the merchandise is up to 50% off. Apparently their beauty products will see the most sale...

Victoria Secret:
$15 off $100 purchase today (thanksgiving day) only. Holding out on their black friday sale but email blast will be sent out. ALSO starting tomorrow you can redeem your gift card of up to $500. ALSO
buy 1 get 1 50% off on bras.

Urban Outfitters: 
Shoppers who arrive before 10am recieve an additional 50% sale items...sooo go crazy on the logo tees and torn denim that are perfect for next fall?

Converse:

The classic shoe brand will be offering a buy one, get one 50 per cent off promotion to Black Friday shoppers, with select styles selling for $15-25.



Ok thats all I can think of or get info on right now! Message or comment for any questions or tips for black friday sales/shopping!
Have a happy Thanksgiving...

And a badass Black Friday everyone!

-Reddy Set Beauty
October 14, 2013

Goin Back to Cali

Todays look is the first look that I actually styled in the fall. I went a little crazy and browsed a ton of different fashion sites and stumbled upon J. Crew Factorys site. It has become my new obsession. I am not playing around when I say that it's pretty addicting when they're constantly on sale. I waited for the 50% off sale, which is still going on (so get on it).
                  


You can find these items here!!!

J. Crew Sweater: Bulldog Sweater
Button Up: Not online anywhere
J. Crew Necklace: Sweeping Stones Necklace
Gap Jeans: Similar Jeans
Boots: Similar Shoes (leather not suede)


Okay, I bought the sweater and the necklace at the same time. Let me give you a play-by-play on my thoughts about purchasing these things. Whenever I do buy something, I always make sure I think about what i'd wear it with. Obviously this sweater and necklace are a seamless match because not only is that French Bulldog loving life, but the necklace features the aqua and pink that is on the bulldog.



It's a given that when I wear Navy that I add brown shoes. It always seems to work together so why mess with success right?

If you couldn't tell already, she really loves that dog...


I wanted to add some layering effect and this Loft button up I bought last month is perfect. The button up has a subtle pattern with the polka dots and doesn't make the outfit look too busy at the neckline. GAH I can not express how much I love this outfit!


I think this is my favorite outfit....EVER. I may say that a lot but you have to favor the look that involves a dog sweater right?

Such dainty looking hands don't ya think?
Model: Brooks T Button Up: Loft Sweater: J. Crew Factory Necklace: J. Crew Factory Belt: Heritage Jeans: Gap Watch: Timex Earrings: Lord & Taylor

-Reddy Set Beauty
October 11, 2013

My Unusual Friend

Hello Hello!

I really need to stop taking these long hiatuses because I miss you all too much.
However on my hiatus I did land a job working at one of my favorite retailers and after a few weeks i decided to change the layout of my blog. I wanted something simple enough that my pictures would stand out and thats what I found.

The Blog Boat on Etsy.com is amazing. Not only is she super helpful in setting your blog up she has amazing design! For anyone looking to change up their blog check her out!




Now on to the fashions! This jacket has become a power piece for me. It was the first piece I bought that I wasn't really sure how to dress. It seems easy enough but had I not found it on sale for $12 dollars at H&M I probably wouldn't have looked twice.




Action shot!


I've worn the jacket with v necks to blouses to tanks of all colors and materials. Since it's black and white it goes with most colors but the trick is finding which patterns it compliments. I wanted to post a look easy enough to recreate! That is why I chose this baby blue peplum tank.


The tank is super plain so you can dress it up with some statement jewels. You can always wear a wreath necklace which would work for the neckline. You could also do some chuncky bold earrings that would be perfect for a sock bun.


I don't know where this necklace is from but my sister gave it to me a while ago and I love it. I have never seen anything like it and I love the rusted gold effect.

Model: Char Jacket: H&M Peplum top: H&M Denim: Gap Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs Necklace: Gift Watch: Etsy

-Reddy Set Beauty


October 2, 2013

The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Scones

This is probably the best chocolate chip scone recipe I have ever tried. Sugary Winzy is amazing and I've made the recipe about 4 times in the last 3 months so my sugar intake levels have been pretty high. REGARDLESS! live life and enjoy a sweet treat every once in a while.








Not only are the recipes amazing but her layout of the images and steps are so clear and concise that there is no way you can botch this!
So please try it out and enjoy and give all your props to Sugary Winzy and find more of her recipes at

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Scones
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Serves:8
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Recipe for delicious chocolate chip scones, great not just for breakfast but anytime of the day.
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk (can be substituted with skim milk, or if richer scones are preferred, use cream)
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a pastry blender or food processor, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl. If using a pastry blender, cut the butter to evenly distribute throughout the flour mixture. If using a food processor, pulse the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add chocolate chips. If mixing by hand, mix the chocolate chips with a spatula. If using a food processor, use one or two very quick pulses just to get the chocolate chips mixed. Avoid over mixing with the food processor so as to not to break all the chocolate chips into tiny pieces.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, vanilla and milk until well combined. Pour egg mixture over the flour mixture. If mixing by hand, use a spatula to stir the egg mixture with the flour mixture until dough binds together. If using a food processor, pulse just until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
  5. Remove dough from bowl and lightly knead on a floured countertop to form a ball. If dough tends to stick, sprinkle flour over the dough and on the countertop. Knead lightly to incorporate the sprinkled flour.
  6. Flatten the dough into a disc about 8” in diameter and 1” in thickness. With a sharp knife, slice the dough into 8 equal triangles. Another option is to slice the dough in half to make two dough balls, flatten each ball into a disc about 6” in diameter and 1” in thickness, and slice each disc into 8 equal triangles to get a total of 16 scones. Flour the knife to prevent the dough from sticking to the knife.
  7. Transfer the dough slices onto the prepared cookie sheet. Lightly beat one egg and one tablespoon milk. Brush egg wash over each slice and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
P.S. I opted for 1 cup of chocolate chips, but that's only because I live for it.

GET YOUR NOM NOM ON AND ENJOY!


-Reddy Set Beauty
 
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