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Thursday, January 29, 2015


OK ladies, we all need a good deal, and we're here to help. Somehow when we shop on Friday it feels totally justified. It's our way of celebrating the weekend maybe? Works for us.

First up, we all need a good camel colored shoe. Always. It goes with every outfit you wear, so it's a must. The "caged" look is super hot right now and while we love both of these, the Lucky version is our sure bet. 
SPLURGE:Michael Kors Nadine Platform Wedge   STEAL:Lucky Brand Roselyn Wedge

 I personally have the black fringe bag from Urban Outfitters and I adore it. It comes with an inside large leather pouch so you don't have to worry about lipsticks and pens falling out. Perfect for a computer/work tote as well.
SPLURGE:Valentino Crockee Tote                      STEAL:Urban Outfitters Ecote Tote

If you don't have a jogger pant yet you are missing out. Look cute all day and feel like you are in Pj's? Yes, please. PLUS , Gap is having GAPCASH right now, so super time to look around.
SPLURGE: Vince Joggers                                    STEAL:GapFit Studio Pants

 Every gal wants a little black shoe with a cute red sole, but let's face it, it's not in most people's budget. Love the Ivanka version and it's an excellent option that will hold up for years.
SPLURGE:Louboutin Prive                                                      STEAL: Ivanka Trump Maggie Pump

Love the look, but hate the price of most oversized sunglasses? Here's your perfect answer. Not only do I simply like the TOM'S version better with the cute orange tips, but I can do some good while looking great. For every pair of TOMS purchased, they will help give site to someone in need. And to make great even better, THEY ARE ON SALE - 40% OFF! 
SPLURGE: Saint Laurent   STEAL: TOMS Classic 201

There you have it...go forth into the weekend knowing that you will look even better next weekend when your online purchases arrive on your doorstep.
You're welcome.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hi AC fans! I'm Holly,one of AC's techies, and I am so happy to be guest blogging today on the AC Scoop! Mainly because I get to talk about our breast accessories - something weighing heavily on my mind lately. Pun intended. 
I'm a new mom of a 2 month old which in itself has me very aware of my boobies on a daily basis. I also moved from Dallas to Dubai in 2013, opening my eyes to tatas from all cultures. This led me to discover that we are suffering from a worldwide epidemic of TBS: terrible bra syndrome! Big, small, black, white or brown, perky, saggy or downright deflated, every grown woman should know how to sling up those puppies properly. 
Now, I have no right to judge another woman's breast friends because nursing my sweet little babe has planted me firmly into the tennis balls in tube socks category. But I was lucky enough to learn at an early age the power of the perfect over the shoulder boulder holder. I think one of the biggest mistakes anyone with chesticles can make is underestimating the amount of support they need! Some with biggun’s think “oh man, I can’t dare use a push up or I’ll surely topple over.”  Those with the small nuggets think they can flaunt those little lima beans with no brazierre or consequence. I firmly stand by the opinion that SIZE DOESN’T MATTER! We can all benefit from a good, supportive bra that enhances, lifts and perfectly shapes our breast accessories. 
Lucky for you I have found the PERFECT bra for all melon shapes and sizes. And you can get it at GAP, yes GAP. Who knew?! To hell with Vicky’s Secret, I’m done trying to get that B to spill her guts. Because my comfy, cozy, neighborhood GAP is all I need. It has been my go to for years and it’s time to share. 
Check out the magic HERE and I promise you won’t find one more perfect for you, no matter your level of boobaliciousness. To make it even more's on SALE!
Do not be fooled or scared by the use of the word "pads" in the description. These aren't your grandmas bras and it's purpose is not to turn you into Pamela Anderson. A little bit of extra support is about SHAPE, not size! Turtleneck or J.Lo at the Golden Globes – you deserve to look and feel your best and celebrate your womanhood! And for those of you with pre-baby, store bought or just naturally awesome boobies? High five yourself. Then go buy this bra anyway because it will take your already rockin’ cleavage to the next level.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Monday mornings are TOUGH! Our PR firm, Skirt, has generously put together a playlist to put a little pep in your step. Music helps make everything better. 

As implied in the title, this is a very sweet sounding song.
It is a bit softer than some of their other work,
so this is a great song to relax to.

Catchy doesn’t even cover it. This song has been gaining some traction
(hello, David Letterman) and we’re just waiting for it to establish
its position on the top of the charts.

Who doesn’t like an upbeat number every once in a while?
Listening to this song, especially during a winter commute,
puts a little pep in your step…and the music video is just as good
as the song thanks to some snazzy dance moves and
Bruno Mars rocking a pink suit.

It’s hard to pick which song from the sister trio is our favorite.
We can only imagine how good they would be live, so here’s
hoping they make their way back to Chicago soon!

We’re 99% sure Zach Braff either a) sold his soul to The Shins
or b) actually is The Shins. Homeboy loves a good Shins diddy,
and this one from his 2014 film “Wish I Was Here” is a total gem.

This song is perfect for a
movie montage.

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Friday, January 23, 2015


Home organization is not my love language... unless we are talking about closets and then we could call it full on organizational porn.   Thus far I have only been able to look, but for my 40th birthday my husband is giving me a closet even Carrie Bradshaw would approve.   I have spent the last few months perusing closets on Pinterest and revisiting old pins that were once just a dream.  My primary focus is how to store and showcase my ever expanding jewelry collection-duh.  I have narrowed down my favorites  and will somehow come up with a combination of the following:

A custom build dresser/island is a must!
Loving the acrylic pull out drawers...

The pink chandelier is a must, the scale- MUST GO!

I will post pics of the final product and welcome any suggestions!

Here are a few options that will provide both style and organizational bliss:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Comfort plus style? Heck yes. LOVE LOVE LOVE the fashionable sneaker trend.
Not every day is a jeans and boots kind of day.

This is my most recent purchase, my most comfortable purchase and my current obsession:

New Balance '501' 
Now that I never want to wear anything but sneakers again, I am gathering inspirational looks and planning my next purchase.  Here are my choices for killer comfy-chic looks:

Leopard look, courtesy of Style Bistro

Per usual, Sincerely Jules kills it every time. In my next life...


Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Have you seen the new wallpaper selection from Serena and Lily We want to wallpaper everything now.
The lines are clean, modern, and there are options for just about every room in your home.
Go ahead and do it - you won't be sorry.

Herringbone Wallpaper - Navy

Palmetto Wallpaper - Inkwell Blue/Khaki

Lamu Wallpaper - Bone

Feather Wallpaper - Denim
Lamu Wallpaper - Coral

Cherries Wallpaper - Navy

Blossom Wallpaper - Navy

Monday, January 19, 2015


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The idea that slavery still exists is sickening...especially when in India, the average age of of girl entering sex slavery is 11. Yes, 11.
Now you can shop for amazing pajamas and do some good while you're at it.
The International Princess Project has a mission to give hope to women who escape sex slavery. In comes Punjammies. These women are taught a new trade (to sew) and to perfect their new-found art, they are making the pajamas you see here.
There are more slaves today than ever in our history. In India alone there are more than 3 million enslaved in the trade. Escaping the shame of slavery is almost impossible, even by their own families.
Help change the cycle :

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Ok, ok...we can't all look like a celebrity when we travel. But, we can channel them. A tote is an easy and fun way to travel in style. Every time I reach for a carry on I think to myself "dang, this really isn't that cute", or "this is too big", or "I need more than just my large purse". Well,  we have done the work for you and below is a round-up of some great weekenders that are the perfect size. 


Rose Gold is our new obsession. Just a touch goes a long way. Any accessory you can throw on with jeans and a tee has us sold! Shop some of our personal favorites below. Just click on the photo to shop the one you love...

Friday, January 16, 2015


Our Spring 2015 line is launching in just a few short weeks, and we are more excited than ever to present a line. We have designed 80% of the line this season, and as you will see, there's a little something for everyone. From preppy to're set. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


The shift dress : clean lines, chic simplicity. The perfect day to night look. Sandals or flats for day with a wedge at night. Done. Here are our current top 10 favorites...



The Lob. It's the evergirl's hairstyle. Wavy, straight, looks good every time. Below are a few products that won't break the bank but can help you get the look.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


sko͞op/  .... as in an informal noun. 

We don't just do pretty jewelry. We do all things pretty. And now, we are going to do it here on The AC Scoop.


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