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Friday, November 18, 2016

Sweaters for under $100 (and many under $50)

This warm Fall has really put a damper on my sweater game. 
Sweater season is my most wonderful time of the year and it'

Dress them up with a pair of slim cut pant and a heels for work, or wear them with a casual jean and boot look....they are my go-to for just about every setting. 

While I totally believe a good sweater is worth the investment, I have rounded up an excellent collection ALL under $100, and many for under $30! 
Seriously. You're welcome.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Home for the holidays : without breaking the bank

Holidays are quickly approaching, which makes me antsy to get my home looking it's very best. 
Whether you are hosting a holiday party, hosting a holiday meal, or simply having friends over for cocktails, we all want to hear "oh, your home looks great!" when they walk through the door.
You don't have to spend a fortune to fine-tune your space. 

These amazing brass wall sconces are under $10! 

Here's a little collection of goodies that will help you do the job....

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Finds Under $100

Fall is my danger zone. I LOVE Fall/Winter clothes and shoes - to the point that it's beginning to be an issue. 
This post is really just a big compilation of what I am loving, and it's all under $100!
Now, let's get to shopping...

Friday, September 23, 2016

BE A SLOUCH : Tops that look great on everyone

I have covered this topic before, but it bears repeating as we head into a new season. 
Fall is my absolute favorite season for clothes. 
AC is based in Dallas, Texas, where summer seems to last When we see the first leaf drop we are headed to Starbucks for the pumpkin spice latte in our sweater and boots, regardless of the temp. 
Fall clothing is so much more comfy and forgiving that those of other seasons. 
My #1 fave? Slouchy sweaters. Can NOT get enough. So, since I can't get them all (or can I?) I am sharing them with you. I call it "spreading the love". 
Someone out there is saying "I'm petite - I need to wear fitted clothing only". Not true. You just need a wedge bootie and a skinny pair of jeans and you are set. 

My newest purchase and absolute obsession: this beauty. 
It's a bit pricy but worth every penny. So comfy and comes in 2 color options.
Paired with skinny jeans and a brown wedge bootie....done.
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A "little" collection of my other obsessions....

Friday, September 16, 2016

Day Dressing : $100 and under

The daily struggle: "what the heck and I wearing today?"
I find the perfect daytime dress to be the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to throw on a little style. 
"Why affordable?" you ask. Well, you are purchasing 1 item to wear versus multiple to make up a complete outfit. 
Duh, I know.  Just figured it was worth the reminder. 
Additionally (and a big plus), if you are strategic about the fabrics, you can transition these dresses through all seasons. Throw on a jacket, cardigan, sandals or booties and voila. 

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Everything featured here is $100 or less 
(much less on some, including the dress above for only $45!)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Transitional Shoes : most under $100

Oh Fall, we are ready for ya. The leaves, the smells, the SHOES! 
We're in that in-between time where it's hot some days then cool the next. 
We are sick of summer clothes and sandals, yet it might be rushing the season to put on a full boot. 
Love the look of a fluid little dress that keeps you cool paired with a bootie but can't find just the right pair? 
We are here for you...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Target : Home

I think I could do a blog post about Target at least once a week. Seriously, they are just KILLING it right now in every category. 
When there is even the slightest hint of Fall (and I do mean slight, since we are in Texas), my desire to decorate goes through the roof. I think "cozy", "football", "fireplaces". However, my budget doesn't always agree with me. Target to the rescue! While there are tons of in-store pieces available, there are some amazing home decor pieces only offered online.
Here is a round-up of my faves...


Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend Sale Alert!

Thank goodness it's the WEEKEND! 
Kids or no kids, we have them to thank for the millions of "back to school" sales right now. 
Here's a round-up of the best deals out there, along with the codes.
Shopping made easy.
You're welcome.

Click on the links below to head straight to the sales:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Comfy yet cute : all under $100

Today's working woman looks a bit different than in years past. So many of us work from home, a casual office, and let's not forget the hardest working women of us all.... the stay at home mom!
Personally, I can only wear yoga pants and a tee for so long before I begin to feel "messy".  Don't get me wrong, I want comfy, I just also want cute.
After scouring just about every website (and purchasing entirely too much), here are my top picks...

Friday, August 12, 2016

25 Under $25

Your favorite reason to treat yoself is back! It's the 25 Under $25 - 25 super cute must haves that are $25 or less! Does it get much better than that? Check them all out below!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kate Spade Home

Did you know Kate Spade has a home line? We're not just talking cute little home goods...there's FURNITURE. Kate Spade furniture, you guys! This is real. You can fill your house with Kate Spade, not just your closet! Check out some of the coolest pieces below!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Last Call for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Bad news - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end! But before it's over, you still have one last chance to grab all the adorable duds at ridiculously low prices. Prices go up August 8th! Here are a few of our absolute must haves to check out before the sale ends!

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Art of the Gallery Wall

Are your walls looking a little...naked? Every home and office can use a little art to add personality and make a space feel like you. Today we've got a little virtual gallery of some super cute wall art. Bust out the nails and thumbtacks and add your personal touch to those walls!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Get the Look

In a closet rut? Check out these looks from three of our favorite bloggers and some pieces to help you steal their style!

Sincerely Jules

Did you see that there's a Sincerely Jules line for Nordstrom? It includes this adorable off-the-shoulder top and makes getting her look easier than ever!

Courtney Kerr

We absolutely love Courtney Kerr here at AC! It's amazing how great she is at styling trends - her take on camo makes it look timeless!

Gal Meets Glam 

This sweet skirt on Gal Meets Glam is our next must-have - it's just the right amount of dressy and fun!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Transitional Dress

We love to plan out our lives in agendas and iPhone calendars, but what about our wardrobes? We want to take advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale while it's still here, and the best way is to plan ahead - get pieces now that will still be wearable as the seasons change. 

Meet the transitional dress. If you have a few in your closet you know how valuable they are! These are the dresses you can wear in the summer and then throw on a denim jacket or a pair of leggings and enjoy in fall, too!

Check out these sale dresses that you'll be wearing for months to come! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Backyard to Live In

Hanging out on patios may be as outdoorsy as you get, and we totally understand. We've created a guide to make that the most awesome experience ever - your backyard will be the envy of the whole neighborhood. Check out our picks for the perfect patio for outdoor fun!

Gather Round

Let's start with the obvious - everyone needs a place to sit! A great table and set of chairs are a must for outdoor entertaining. 

Hanging Out

Want to get a little creative with your seating? Add a hammock to the mix! Hammocks are super popular these days and give off a relaxed vibe.

Warm Fuzzies

When the weather cools off, that doesn't mean your patio days need to be over. Keep a cute basket full of warm blankets by the door to bust out when it's 'smores season.

Feels Like Home

Bring the inside, outside! Add some charm and to your space with outdoor rugs and pillows.

A Little Extra

String lights, outdoor glasses and speakers create and even more festive space!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sincerely Jules for Nordstrom

Seriously, who doesn't have a girl crush on blogger Sincerely Jules? Considering this girl has over 3 million Instagram followers, it sounds like most people do!

So imagine our delight when we discovered the Sincerely Jules collection for Nordstrom, full of of low-key cool pieces we're drooling over.

Check out some of our favorite pieces from the collection below! Insta-fame is calling us...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Be a Bag Lady: Bags Under $150

First things first: Check out our amazing offer from GMA Deals & Steals! Our pave initial necklaces are only $14!!! They are sterling silver or 14K gold fill with real CZ stone pave...and yours for 65% off!

And now for our regularly scheduled programming...

Bags are like friends...each one is unique, has its special purpose in your life, and you can never have too many.

And it's great when they are under $150, too.

Ok, that part of our analogy doesn't quite fit. But the point is this - all of these bags from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are under $150 and all of them are begging to be a part of your wardrobe:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Makeup deals on the Nordstrom Sale!

Each year I focus so much on clothes and shoes during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I forget to take advantage of the AMAZING deals on makeup. Well, not this year! 
The products here are tried and true, and I love them all. Nothing crazy here...all essentials that are game-changers on the beauty front.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wrap me a discounted sweater

Amy is my name and ponchos and sweaters are my game. 
Seriously, it's almost embarrassing how many I own and how often I wear them. 
During the Nordstrom sale each year I buy ponchos and sweaters with the likeness of chipmunks storing nuts for winter. 

I am obsessed with this and while it's discounted by $125, it's' still pricey. 
Still, I may "need" it. 
Click here to shop

Everyone single one of you needs a long cardigan. It's ideal for those days you need to pull it together but don't want to make much effort. 
You simply can't beat this price AND is comes in 7 colors.
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Could this be any cuter? I think not. And, it's only $64 during the sale. 
Plus, it comes in 3 colors...but the blue and ivory are my faves. 
Click here to shop

Speaking of stocking up, here is a round-up of more favorites.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shoes

Kick up your heels...or your flats...or your's the best shoes of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! We've got amazing savings on the cutest shoes just a few clicks away!

Get early access to the sale by becoming a cardholder here! You don't want to miss out! 





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Double Duty

Raise your hand if you feel like you never have enough time...that's everyone, then?

Our schedules are packed to the brim, and we simply don't have time to spend half an hour on things like putting on makeup. So what's a girl to do? 

How about trying some double duty makeup? There are tons of products out there with multiple uses...two products for the price of one? Sign us up!

Save time and money with these double duty products:

Foundation + SPF

Lips + Cheeks

A Little of Everything

P.S....head to Shopbop and use the code DESIGNER25 for 25% off designer merchandise until midnight Wednesday July 13th!

And don't miss Amazon Prime Day...get 30% off clothing, shoes and accessories and 35% off luxury beauty!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer Hair Tips

Ah, summer. Nothing like crazy humidity and sweat on the back of your neck to make your hair look nice. But don't fret! We've got some tips for you to give you the best summer hair imaginable.

Big Braids

Braids are a great way to embellish your updos in summer. So how do you get them to look thick like a beauty blogger? Volume powder. Sprinkle volume powder on your braid, pat it in, and then gently pull on the braid to make it wider. The volume powder will keep it in place and your braid will look beautiful! 

Curly Girl

Ponytails are great to keep your hair of your neck in the heat, but what to do when they are falling a little flat? Try this trick - throw your hair in a ponytail first and THEN curl the pony with a curling wand. This will give you the volume and style you would get from curling all of your hair, but will save you loads of time!

Frizz Out

Humidity is the arch nemesis of hair. The best way to fight it? Never let your hair go in, always use product! Argan oils and smoothing creams go a long way, just be sure to skip applying them to your scalp to avoid looking greasy!


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