Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend & Black Friday: An Interactive Guide

Thanksgiving weekend is extremely popular time to shop for many people. To make this hectic start to the holiday shopping season a bit less crazy and stressful I've created an interactive guide for all the best sales and specials that are popping up.

Make sure to click on the links, flip through the slide shows, and click on your favorite items to find out even more information about all of the Black Friday/Thanksgiving Weekend/Cyber Monday deals from your favorite brands and stores.

First things first here are some
*Sales and Specials You Should Take Note Of:


  • 50% off your purchase
    • Offer expires  November 29, 2013 at 3:00am PST
  • Free shipping with any purchase
  • Free tote with $45 purchase while supplies last
    • Offer expires November 30, 2013 at 3:00am PST
  • 10 for $30 undies

  • 60% off everything
  • Free shipping on orders $75+
  • $25 Aero Card with $100+ purchase 
    • Online only 
    • Offer expires November 28, 2013 at 6:00pm EST
    • Use code 25THANKS
American Eagle

  • 50% off everything
    • Offer expires November 29, 2013 at 3:00am PST
  • Free shipping with any purchase
Bath & Body Works

  • 30% off the entire site
    • Use code SHOP 30
  • Free shipping on orders $100+
    • Cannot be used on clearance items
    • Use code BETSEYFREE
Charlotte Russe

  • Free Shipping - No Minimum
  • $15 off $75, $25 off $100
    • Online Only
  • Shoes buy 1 get 1 for $5 
    • Valid on items of equal or lesser value
    • Excludes markdowns
  • Knit leggings buy 1 get 1 free
    • Select styles
    • Valid on items of equal or lesser value
  • All sweaters $20
  • All denim leggings $15
  • 50% off every single item until noon Friday
  • Free shipping on orders $125+
  • Buy 1 get 1 1/2 off
    • All weekend
    • Valid on items of equal or lesser value
  • Extra 20% off

  • Free shipping on orders $50+ 
    • Use code: 1088
  • Up to 70% off 
  • Pants from $9.95
  • Sweaters from $9.95
  • Outerwear from $19.95
  • Tops from $7.95
  • Jeans from $9.95
  • Accessories from $2.95
  • More deals from $2.95
  • Scratch-offs for first 100 people in line
    • Valued up to $300
    • Friday only
Victorias's Secret

  • Free shipping on orders $30+
    • Use code FREE30
  • $15 off $100
    • Use code 15OFF100
  • Bras - buy 1 get 1 50% off
    • Use code DOUBLEUP
  • Free laundry bag with $65 purchase
    • Use code BAG65
    • Ends today!
  • Free secret reward card with $10 purchase
  • 5 for $26 panties
  • $25 hoodie or yoga legging
    • Starts 8pm
    • In select stores/online
    • While supplies last
    • Select styles
*Make sure to check your favorite stores' websites for all of the exact details of their sales and promotions 

Twitter Handles:
You never know when your favorite store or brand is going to offer a special exclusive!
Click the links to follow your favorites on Twitter. This is a great on-the-go way to check if there's any new sales.

Aerie - @Aerie
Aeropostale - @Aeropostale 
American Apparel - @americanapparel 
American Eagle - @AEO
Bath and Body Works - @LUVBBW
Betsey Johnson - @xoBetseyJohnson
Bloomingdale's - @Bloomingdales
Charlotte Russe - @CharlotteRusse
Express - @ExpressLife
Famous Footwear - @FamousFootwear
Forever 21 - @Forever21
H&M USA - @hmusa
Lord & Taylor - @LordandTaylor
Macy's - @Macys 
Sephora - @Sephora
Target - @Target 
Target Deals - @TargetDeals
ULTA Beauty - @ULTA_Beauty
Urban Outfitters - @UrbanOutfitters
Victoria's Secret - @VictoriasSecret
Victoria's Secret PINK - @VSPINK 

Also make sure to follow me! @BeverlyLorraine 

Make sure to start signing up for email alerts from your favorite brands as well as following them on social media. Most stores offer this option through their websites and they'll likely reward you for signing up for newsletters too.

I'll be updating this page as much as I can as I find out more information about any new bargains to be had. Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy shopping! 



Happy Thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for all of your views, lovely comments, and support.
Thank you,
Beverly Lorraine

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: The Makeup Lover

Welcome back, Meghan, Freshmen Fashion's go-to when it comes to beauty and makeup.
This year Meghan has chosen 9 of her favorite picks for the holiday season to help you shop for the makeup obsessed member of your gift list. 

1. The Cookie Exchange Set, Philosophy, $24. 2. Little Love Potions!, Benefit Cosmetics, $36. 3. Dramatic Eyes Long Wear Eye Shadow Collection, Hard Candy, $4.88. 4. Naturally Naughty Make-up Kit, Hard Candy, $8. 5. Vice Palette 2, Urban Decay, $59. 6. Synthetic Precision Kit, Sigma Beauty, $57. 7. Organic Lip Balm - 4 Flavor Multipack, eos, $10.99. 8. 3-Pack Knee High Socks, Xhilaration, $7.50. 9. Curlipops 1" Curling Iron Wand, Bed Head, $32.49.

1. "[Philosophy The Cookie Exchange Set] is perfect for those girls who love to enhance their natural beauty! Complete with a lip gloss, lotion, and shower gel/bubble bath! It is holiday scented and smells like different yummy cookies!"

2. "[Benefit Little Love Potions Set] includes everything you need for a daily makeup look! Each of these products I personally enjoy. The travel size products allow you to try out many different products!"

3. "[Hard Candy Eyes Long Wear Eye Shadow Collection] comes with 4 waterproof eye shadow pencils. This is a great gift for those who like to experiment with color! They can be used as eye shadows or liners."

4. "[Hard Candy Naturally Naughty Makeup Kit] has everything you need for a night out eye look! For girls who like dramatic smokey eyes this is a perfect kit!"

5. "Yes, [Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette] is a little bit of an investment, but as an owner of the original Vice and a lover of Urban Decay shadows, this is a great gift! These shadows are smooth and highly pigmented. The palette has many different colors in it, so it is perfect for girls who like to experiment with shadows."

6. "Every makeup lover needs some good brushes to apply her new makeup with! [Sigma Synthetic Precision Kit 4 piece] comes with four durable eye shadow brushes. This is personally on my Christmas list year!"

7. "Eos lip balms are a favorite of mine and many other girls. This pack of four is a great stocking stuffer or a great gift for anyone on a low budget!"

8. "I know this isn't exactly what you may have thought of getting someone for a gift, but wearing riding boots with knee high socks peeking out in so in style this winter. These are cute stocking stuffers or a great add on to a gift!"

9. "A curling wand for me is a must have product. Bed head is one of my favorite brands in hair products! [Bed Head Curlipops 1" Curling Iron Wand] is great for a girl who has very fine straight hair. It helps to add volume and texture she will love!"

Love  Meghan's gift guide? 
Make sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel here and check out her tutorials and makeup videos.

Stay tuned for more gift guides!
 I'll be posting a new guide each weekend from now right up until Christmas.

Is there a certain gift guide you'd like to see?
Tweet me or leave a comment with your ideas.

- BL

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OOTD: Making a Cameo

JacketH&M. T-shirt, Walmart (similar). Scarf, K-Mart. Ring, Forever21(similar). JeansCelebrity Pink. Macy's, Boots - BareTraps, QVC. Lipstick, Rimmel, Moisture Renew, 540, Burgundy Lustre (similar).

For a perfect fall look I paired my favorite faux leather jacket with a simple black tee, dark wash jeans, and tall black boots. I accessorized with a burgundy scarf which I tied to make into an infinity scarf and my new favorite ring. To top off my look I applied dark lipstick that matched my scarf. 

What's your go to fall look?
Let me know in a comment!

- BL 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: The Fashionista

The fashionista is stylish, unique, and always on top of the latest trends.
Here are 10 trendy gifts for the chicest person on your gift list.

1. Teen Vogue Magazine November 2013, Barnes and Noble. 2. Pretty-Tough Earcuff, Forever21, $6.80. 3. Street-Chic Spiked Moto Jacket, Forever21, $47.80. 4. It Girl Tee, Forever21, $13.80. 5. Tribeca Dome Pebbled Leather Satchel Bag, Nine West, $199. 6. Grunge Plaid Flannel Scarf, Forever21, $10.80. 7. Mid-Size Silver Color Stainless Steel Lexington Chronograph Watch, Michael Kors, $225. 8. Jersey Dress, H&M, $24.95. 9. Leather Gloves, H&M, $24.95. 10. Spot-On Wedge Booties, Forever21, $39.80. 
1. If you have no idea what to get a fashion forward member of your gift list, a subscription to their favorite magazine is a fantastic idea. Not sure which magazine to subscribe them to? Teen Vogue is a must have for anyone who's passionate about fashion. 

2. A fun accessory to gift would be this edgy spiked earcuff from Forever21. It's not super expensive and adds a major statement to any outfit. 

3. Every fashionista needs a great faux-leather jacket. This one has cool studded details making it completely on trend. Your recipient will be able to style this jacket into many different looks. 

4. This It Girl Tee would make a perfect gift. Graphic tees and tees with sayings have been huge this year. They've been spotted all over the place from local malls to high fashion runways. Your fashionista will love this one because of its basic design and black and white color combo. Both of these aspects make it easy to pair with a bunch of other clothes for a cool-girl vibe. 

5. Every girl needs an everyday bag. This one from Nine West is excellent for that. It's sleek and practical because of its classic shape and color but also very stylish at the same time.

6. The grunge trend has been very popular for 2013. This flannel scarf from Forever21 is an inexpensive way to allow the person you're shopping for to try out the trend. Plus, everyone needs a good scarf for the winter months.

7. This Michael Kors watch is definitely pricier than some of the other gifts in this guide. It's for sure an investment. Its large "boyfriend" size makes it modern and on trend. But, its silver color and simple face make it a classic. This watch is the ideal gift for fashionistas of all ages. 

8. A staple dress in a vibrant color is a fabulous addition to any wardrobe. This one from H&M is affordable and any stylish girl would love it. 

9. Another fashionable and practical gift is a pair of these leather gloves. They are totally worth the money. They're something that anyone could use for the wintertime while being very chic at the same time. 

10. These unique cheetah print wedge booties are so awesome. They might not be for everyone but the right person would love them. They'd add a bit of edge to any look. 

Stay tuned for more gift guides!
 I'll be posting a new guide each weekend from now right up until Christmas.

Is there a certain gift guide you'd like to see?
Tweet me or leave a comment with your ideas.

- BL

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OOTD: Give You the Cold Shoulder

Shirt, Forever21 (similar). Jeans, Charlotte Russe (similar). Boots, Target (similar)(similar). 

For this casual look I paired my new flannel shirt with shoulder cutouts from Forever21 with my favorite black skinny jeans and an old pair of black moto boots. This edgy look is easy to recreate and super comfy for a chilly fall day. 

What's your go to fall look?
Let me know in a comment!

- BL 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Best Friend

Your best friend is basically your sister. She's loyal, trustworthy, and supportive. 
Show her that you value your friendship this holiday season with a great gift.

1. Mean Girls DVD, Walmart, $5.86. 2. PINK Boyfriend Half Zip Pullover, Victoria's Secret, $44.50. 3. Knitted Tube Scarf, H&M, $9.95. 4. Pretty Sleep Pant, Aerie, $34.95. 5. Viscose Top, H&M, $12.95. 6. Jumboo Lace-Up Ankle Boot, Steve Madden, $159.95. 7. Pop Secret Buttered Popcorn 6 pk, $3.99 & Coca-Cola Soda 20 oz, $1.59, both Target. 8. Pretty Kitty Skull Cap, Betsey Johnson, $17.98 (orig. $22). 9. Hopeless Romantic Too Bucket Tote, Betsey Johnson, $118. 10.  Smooth Sphere Lip Balm - Sweet Mint, eos, $3.29. 
1. Your friend's favorite movies on DVD are always the perfect gift. Initiate the perfect girl's night in by picking up a few chick flicks that your best friend is sure to love, some comfy PJs, and yummy snacks. Stuck on what movies to get? Mean Girls is a classic. 

2. A comfy sweatshirt like this one from Victoria's Secret is perfect for almost any type of girl. Pick one out in her favorite color and you're good to go. 

3. If you're having a difficult time trying to figure out what to get your friend you can never go wrong with a cozy knit scarf. They're perfect for the colder months and will be a great addition to her winter wardrobe.

4. Still going with that movie night idea, pick up a colorful pair of plaid flannel pajama pants like these... 

5. and an easy but fashionable t-shirt like this to go with the rest of your gift.

6. Combat boots have been huge this year. A great splurge gift for your best friend would be these awesome Steve Madden boots. They're a staple shoe that can potentially go with so many different outfits. She's sure to love them.

7. All the snacks required for your movie night.

8. Your friend can be a bit quirky, get her an adorable knit hat like this one by Betsey Johnson to match her personality.

9. Another wonderful splurge gift would be a statement bag that she can use everyday. I'm loving this ultra feminine one from Betsey Johnson. 

10. Need a simple gift or even a stocking stuffer? eos smooth spheres have got to be some of the greatest lip balms around. Sweet Mint is my personal favorite. 

Stay tuned for more gift guides!
 I'll be posting a new guide each weekend from now right up until Christmas.

Is there a certain gift guide you'd like to see?
Tweet me or leave a comment with your ideas.

Happy November!
- BL