Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

Fun Wallets to Enjoy Like the Rockstar You Are

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

fun wallet plaid

I’ve put together a grouping of seven different fun wallets for you to peruse whilst (do I sound British?) you procrastinate about doing work, or homework, or those sorts of things that you inevitably have to do. Speaking of, I have dishes to unload from the dishwasher… Eh. But maybe I’ll just keep shopping online. It feels, somehow, much MUCH more rewarding.

From rubber, plaid, cats or owls – I’ve got you covered when it comes to the funkiest wallets under $50.00.

Item: Clubhouse Plaid Wallet from Zappos $31.00

Kiss closures at the top of wallets are my favorite kind, they’re so easy to use when I’m out shopping for more stuff. The plaid has enough pink in it to look cutsey.

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Gifts for Her: Good Christmas Gifts (See also: Cheap Christmas Gifts)

Monday, July 6th, 2009

gifts for her

You may not win a shopping spree contest but we can still take a virtual shopping spree online at Urban Outfitters. Make sure to find a urban outfitters free shipping code & urban outfitters coupon code if you shop urbanoutfitters.com. The store has a lot of great, funky things that make good Christmas gifts. So I present you here with a little list of good gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Stay tuned for the one aimed at guys! Because yea, they deserve presents too, I guess 😛

Urban Outfitters has a ‘cheap gifts’ section and I’ve looked around to see what is worth a purchase. Stuff I don’t like? While the Cupcake on a Rope is cute, who really wants to bother with soap on a rope? I’d skip the Lace Pedestal Jewelry stand because whoever you buy that for you’re really dooming to a lifetime of dusting that thing all the time.

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Updating your Little Black Dress for Fall and Winter Parties

Monday, July 6th, 2009

bow belt

"What do I do with THIS?" Photo by le vent le cri on Flickr

You Asked the Style Question: I don’t want to have to buy a ton of new dresses and skirts. How can I update a black dress for Fall & Winter parties? When I add different shoes and a necklace it doesn’t feel like enough. I wanna be stylish, but I also need to save money. – Marie, Georgia

She’s Smart Answers: Ah, a common question that’s not always easy to figure out! Let’s tackle it. It’s great to actually get some wear out of your LBD (little black dress) since too often we disregard them and they stay hanging in our closet. We rationalize that we’ll wear them all the time, so we accumulate many black dresses (I admittedly have).

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Summer Dresses on Sale

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Red Crinkle Tank Dresses from T-box

"Time to shoooop?" asks cutie cat. Photo by StephenMitchell on Flickr

Since Fall is here, stores are rushing to get their summer dresses off the shelves completely. That works out in your favor. Because the only thing that’s more refreshing than cute summer dresses is cute summer dresses on sale. Obviously it’s best to avoid anything trendy, which can be tricky. If you’ve been eying something all season and it’s finally on sale you will feel a strange (okay, maybe it’s not so strange) and strong pull to pick it up now that it’s at a reduced price.

However, keep in mind that this was what you loved, and saw on other people, this season. Style Tip: Make sure to honestly ask yourself if it was a passing trend that you might not be wearing next year.

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Style Inspirations! Whitney Port's Silver Party Look

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

silver dresses on sale

I was watching The City on MTV.com the other night and Whitney Port was in an outfit I LOVED. To recreate the look all you need is a silver dress, pearl earrings, pink lipstick, and black nail polish. The beauty products are easier to find, but you can shop around for the silver dress and pearl earrings. I did some shopping online for you and now I’ll share with you what I found. The thing about the pearl earrings that’s important is that they have a little more to them than just being pearl earrings. You’ll see what I mean.

Whitney Port’s style for less:

Style for less Silver Dresses: Tulip Dress @ Forever 21 $22.80 | Silver Tank Dress @ GoJane.com $29.90 | ... Read More

Get the Fall 09 Trend of Ruffled Sweaters for Less

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Pair this with a cardigan. Merona® Collection Ruffle Bow Top - Honest Purple

Ruffle Neck Bandage Sweater Top : Under $20.00

I’ve been noticing a lot of ruffled sweaters, ruffled cardigans, ruffled shirts… ruffles are really taking over! And it’s not that ruffles are bad, not at all. I think they’re very cute, often romantic (cue a dreamy sigh here), and a nice way to make an otherwise boring shirt have some added flair. And really, who doesn’t like some more flair? (Occasionally some celebrities go too far with the flair… see: Bai Ling in most anything she’s ever worn.)

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Sparkly Dresses on Sale (Inspiration: Matthew Williamson Sequined Cocktail Dress)

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

miley cyrus sex and the city dress

I may not be a Miley Cyrus fan, but I do like the dress Miley wears in Sex and the City movie 2. Which is a lame move title. Anyway, she’s not the only one who wears the dress, Samantha wears it too. The dress is already in hot demand but after the movie actually plays in theaters it’ll be in even more high demand. As pretty as I think the Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 Futuristic Sequin Cocktail Dress IS, I’m probably not going to fork out the money for it. You can see the Futuristic Sequin Cocktail Dress that is in Sex and the City 2, above. But let’s look at some more realistic options! Because one thing has become clear to me, sparkly party dresses are going to be major.

Shown clockwise from top left:

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Indulge your Shoe Habit with Affordable Ruffled Flats

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Wanted Frills Flat - Round-toe ballet flat

Wanted Frills Flat - Round-toe ballet flat

Okay, so ruffles are a major trend for Fall 09. I hadn’t realized it extended even to shoes, but apparently it does.  If I’ve learned anything from my sister, it’s that a serious shoe habit is hard to kick. So if you know that you’ll absolutely NEED to buy a new pair of shoes this fall, I think I’ve found the pair for you. These Ruffled Flats from PiperLime are versatile-but-special enough to fit all sorts of needs.

They’re not too ‘out there’ that you can’t wear them a lot, but you’ll definitely feel happy about them having a little bit of flair. ... Read More

Jenna Fisher: Shape Magazine (Plus, my Personal Fitness & Diet Tips For Smart Readers!)

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

the magic bullet

Jenna Fisher looks fantastic on the cover of Shape Magazine.

Jenna Fisher (The Office) is on the cover of Shape magazine tight now. While she has inspiring things to say to the magazine, I was more inspired (or at least, more touched) by what she posted in her official MySpace Blog. (I didn’t even know she had one!) While I’m a huge fan of The Office, I haven’t followed the actresses personal life very closely. It turns out she had fractured her back (in 4 places)  in a fall and was not allowed to do any exercise for a long time. Shortly after that she separated from her husband, so naturally she was going through a very difficult emotional time where I’m sure she craved comfort food.

While initially using a trainer, she realized she didn’t have time to take a trainer with her everywhere. So she had to do it on her own – just like a normal person (like us!) Imagine that, a celebrity taking on a normal person exercise routine! ... Read More

WIN! $25 Gift Card to Kohl's to Celebrate the LC Lauren Conrad Line

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Kohl’s is so excited about the new LC Lauren Conrad line that they are letting She’s Smart give a $25.00 gift certificate to their store! Since we focus on great deals under $100 (for the real women out there!) this is a perfect match. Earlier today I told you guys some of the stuff I liked from Lauren Conrad’s line.

Right now the LC Lauren Conrad line is just apparel, but later it might include items like bags (we know Lauren loves those), jewelry and shoes. And the price range for the items? All between $20 and $60! That’s what we love to hear (my bank account likes to hear that, too).

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