January 2015 - Sensible Stylista

Sponsor Spotlight: Georges Marciano Since 1978

Super excited to tell you guys all about Georges Marciano Since 1978 today on Sensible Stylista.  I'm not sure if you guys know who he is, but you should *grins* he's a fashion icon!  He was the original founder of Guess Jeans AND the inventor of stone washed denim.  Yeah, a serious BAMF for sure. 

His new collection is based on 1980's aesthetics with a cutting-edge contemporary vibe and Southern Californian feel.  Marciano focused on creating quality denim pieces - available in nine new washes created for both men and women - and classic fitted shirts and top!  His work oozes serious steeze (style + ease).  

Here are some of my favorites pieces from his collection:
 Left / middle / right

What do you guys think of his new collection? I'd love to know what you think!  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Angel on my Shoulder

Excited to share another work-friendly look with you guys!  Y'all know how much I love wearing blazers.  I picked this baby up years ago in Orlando.  I was so excited when I found it because it was on sale for like 70% off, haha.  Yeah, outlet malls have the BEST deals.  I'm such a huge fan of Theory & Boss - they have the best blazers IMO. 
Here's a full body shot for you guys!  My button-front's from Ann Taylor - one of my new favorite stores to get work garb.  Where do you guys shop for your "grown-up" clothes? *grins*
A closer look of my scarf courtesy of Scarves Dot Net.  Available in 6 other colors HERE.  It's a super cozy circle scarf that looks best when wrapped twice.  
A closer look at my new necklace courtesy of Centime.  I'm OBSESSED with them.  Seriously.  I can't recommend them enough.  They modeled my nameplate necklace after my signature so it's totally personalized.  It's definitely one of the COOLEST pieces of jewelry I own!  I think they'd also make an incredible gift.  What do you guys think?

Blazer:  Theory via Off Saks Fifth
Necklace:  c/o Centime ($39)
Blouse:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet
Jeans:  Bongo
Bag:  c/o Handbag Heaven
Shoes:  Kate Spade c/o Piperlime
Scarf:  c/o Scarves Dot Net ($19.51)

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways on SS right now!  Clicky HERE to win some seriously amazing swag.


Find of the Day: The Tassel Necklace ($49)

Very excited to share today's FOTD with y'all.  This gorgeous tassel necklace (from Sterling Forever) is my current fave statement piece.  That's sayin' a lot because I own A LOT of cool jewelry.  Although pricy, the quality's worth it without a doubt.  FYI: the piece is adjustable due to the lariat slider - you'll have fun messing around with the length.  

Let me tell you a lil' bit about Sterling Forever.  They offer free shipping on orders $50+, but standard shipping is only $3.  They have a really sweet lifetime warranty, which allows you to have your jewelry replaced or repaired free of charge if it ever loses stones, changes colors, has a malfunctioning clasp, etc.  Also, they have a 60-day money back guarantee so if you're displeased in any way, you can get a full refund.  Please let me know if you have any questions below by leaving me a comment.

OH, and I almost forgot!  If you scroll down to the bottom of their site, you can subscribe to their mailing list and get a code for an extra 20% off.  They're also having a special promo on all rose gold accessories right now. Use code ROSE25 to get an extra 25% off.
Image from my IG account


Room for Happiness

I'm really excited to partner up with Handbag Heaven again on Sensible Stylista today.  The Petra satchel's pricy (on sale for $79.85, originally $120), but it's a solid bag especially if you're a fan of exotic skins.  Don't fret, animal lovers - this is faux-snakekin.  It looks real though - definitely impressed with the quality!  Here are measurements for you guys:  8"H x 12"L x 5"W with 4" drop handles and a 40" adjustable messenger strap.  Also available in beige, black, and blue HERE.
A closer look at my accessories.  My scarf's from Charlotte Russe BTW.  I own a million different ones from there.  Affordable AND cute - right up my alley!  This version's so chic, and it ties my whole look together.  Hashtag matching color schemes FTW.

Bag:  c/o Handbag Heaven
Scarf:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Jacket:  Marc Jacobs
Tee:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet
Jeans:  Bongo
Shoes:  Nine West Factory Outlet

PS.  I'm currently hosting FAB giveaways on SS!  Clicky here to win some seriously sweet swag.

Marley Lilly

Totes excited to team up with Marley Lilly today on SS.  If you're a fan of monogrammed pieces, hit them up stat for personalized sweatshirts, scarves, bags, and more!
Everything is fully customizable.  There are 12 colors and 3 different fonts to choose from.  I went with pink/black (as you can see) and the interlocking font.  Three initials look best IMO, but if you don't have a middle name, stick with one initial.  I feel like I made a bad call going with "KK".  I should've just gotten "K" *sniffles*  No worries though!  I know I'll still get good wear out of this top!
Anywho, I was having a chill day with Daisy so I thought I'd share a pic of her, too.  Isn't she super cute?  

Sweatshirt:  c/o Marley Lilly
Yoga Pants:  Kohl's

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all.

Sponsor Spotlight: Anjolee

Alright errbody, I'm super excited to tell you guys all about Anjolee today on Sensible Stylista.  If you're lookin' for fine jewelry, you need to check them out STAT.  They're one of the largest diamond jewelry manufacturers in the US!  Their innovative jewelry customization process gives you complete control over designs based on taste and budget.  They offer 7 types of metal, various total carat weights, and diamond quality and size for each item on their site.  

If you're nervous about buying fine jewelry online, don't be - their return policy is AWESOME! They'll give you a full refund within 30 days of purchase if you're unsatisfied for ANY reason.  The timeframe starts with the date you RECEIVE the order, not when it's shipped.  Oh, they also offer FREE FedEx shipping on orders within the US and Canada.  Free FedEx Priority Overnight with orders $500+, and free FedEx 2nd Day Air for everything else.  All orders place on Anjolee are sent fully insured.

FYI:  they also provide a certificate of authenticity for each diamond order.  If you wish to add a third party certificate (ex. GIA or IGI), simply add one to the product as you're customizing.  The price for the certificate will show on your order total.

Now let's get to the fun stuffs!  Here are some of my FAVORITE pendant necklaces...
And earrings of course!  Which babies do you like best?  Oh, and they also sell eternity bands!  So check them out STAT.


As The Rush Comes

Excited to get all fancy for you guys today on SS.  I've partnered up with +OASAP again - I can't wait to tell y'all about my new dress.  
I'm not sure if you guys are familiar with Three Floor, but I believe they popularized this design and others like it.  Please do correct me if I'm wrong!  Anywho, this designer inspired dress is a lovely AND affordable alternative IMO.  The 411 on the fabric: it's a polyester/spandex blend with eyelash lace that hugs your body in a comfortable but flattering way - highlights the small of your waist creating an hourglass figure!
A close up of my dress sans coat!  OH, and I don't have a separate pic of my heels, but clicky HERE to see them up close. They're def. the most comfortable 4-inchers I own, and they're currently on sale for $18.95 at Pin Up darling.  Totes worth the money!  Feel free to ask me any questions below in the comment section.

Coat:  c/o Light in the Box
Dress:  c/o OASAP ($18.56)
Bag:  vintage - no label
Shoes:  c/o Pin Up Darling ($18.95)

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of FAB giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to enter them all.  Seriously - you're definitely gonna want to win these prizes.

Sponsor Spotlight: She's So Moxie

YAY!  I'm super excited to feature She's So Moxie again today on SS - clicky HERE to see my first collab. So here's the 411.  She's So Moxie is a fab online women's clothing boutique run by Meg, the LOVELY owner.   She hopes to help every woman find their inner moxie - FYI, moxie means confident, determined, and courageous *grins*

I'm wearing the beYOUtiful dress ($36.99) above.  Isn't the print adorable?  The piece has three-quarter length sleeves with bands, a tie neckline, and is 100% polyester.  It kind of has a boho vibe.  What do you guys think?  Anywho, clicky here to pick one up for yourself.  Also, if you want to read my Cherish Tunic review, clicky HERE.  
Oh, and here are a few more of my She's So Moxie faves.  I'm totes drooling over these babies! 

PS.  I'm currently hosting SEVERAL giveaways on SS here.  Clicky to win some seriously sweet swag.  

PSS.  Clicky HERE if you want to see my January workout playlist!

January Workout Playlist

 YAY!  It's time for another workout playlist.  Here's what's currently playin' on my pod-pod...

1.  The Spark - Afrojack ft. Spree Wilson
2.  Overdose - Ciara
3.  Chronicles of a Fallen Love - The Bloody Beetroots
4.  Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
5.  Boy Oh Boy - Diplo & GTA
6.  Call Me A Spaceman - Radio Edit - Hardwell, Mitch Crown
7.  Big Fat Bass - Britney Spears, will.i.am
8.  My World - Iggy Azalea
9.  Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Birdman, Lil' Wayne
10.  Bad - David Guetta
11.  I'm an Albatraoz - AronChupa
12.  Machuka - Lil' Jon


Find of the Day: The Brooke Open Shoulder Top ($32)

Stoked to tell you guys about today's find!  This fab open shoulder top (available HERE) from Pretty & Chic Boutique is a serious must-have.  The crochet lace detailing is super pretty, and the cutouts are on point!  I don't normally like baring my shoulders - I'm self conscious about my arms, don't judge me - but this top is too cute to pass up.  Oh, and FYI: $32 for the sweater + FREE SHIPPING.
I also really like the material.  It  feels really nice against my skin - it's 55% rayon and 45% polyester.   The top's available in three sizes online: small, medium, and large.  I've included some additional shots below for your convenience!
 A closer look at the crochet detailing...
 An obligatory back shot...
I love that you can dress this top up AND down.  It also transitions well season to season.  What do you guys think?  Yea or nay?  Would you purchase this piece?  On another note, how do you feel about this series?

Forever Today

Feelin' all sorts of grown up on today's post.  Love, love, LOVE my new +Ann Taylor blouse!  I got it on sale for $25 last week *pumps fist* Yay for digging through clearance racks.  I also picked up a pair of lacy black slacks for $30.  I was super excited because I have THE toughest time finding flattering "work" pants.  ANYWHO, I thought I'd feature a work-friendly look today on Sensible Stylista.
I styled the blouse with gray Vince skinnies (bargain buy way back in the day at +T.J.Maxx) and a Theory blazer (scored years ago in Orlando at Off Saks during a blowout sale).  I tied the whole look together with a +Coach scarf (gifted).   I know I'm wearing a lot of designer stuff today, but trust me when I say I copped them all when they were MAD discounted.  Stores like TJ Maxx Runway, Off Saks, Nordstrom's Rack, etc., carry designer brands for MUCH less.  Also keep in mind that certain pieces (like blazers and bags) are totally worth the investment.  Think of cost per wear *grins*
Let's take a closer look at my ECCO shoes.  I almost always wear heels, but these were just too cute to pass up.  Such high quality!
Oh, and Daisy wanted to take a pic with me, haha.  Yay for cute animal shots~

Scarf:  Coach
Blazer:  Theory via Off Saks
Blouse:  Ann Taylor
Shoes:  c/o Ecco
Bag:  c/o Paul's Boutique

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to win a necklace of your choice from Lemon Drop Boutique, three sunnies of your choice from Freyrs Sunglasses, or a swimsuit of your choice from +BLUMOSS Swimwear, NYC.


Staying Healthy with Latreal Mitchell

I don't know you guys have hear of Latreal Mitchell, but she's kind of a big deal - she's Michael Strahan's personal trainer.  She's also working with Meta.  Anwyho, for today's post, I'll be sharing some of her health tips/tricks to revamp your diet since it's the new year and all.  Let's start with a few food swaps she recommends:

1.  Meta Health Bars instead of cookies or candy bars
2.  Almonds and light popcorn instead of chips
3.  Green apples or pears instead of fruit snacks or candy
4.  Whole-wheat crackers with peanut butter instead of peanut butter cups
5.  Steel cut oats instead of sugary cereal
6.  Dark chocolate instead of milk, white, etc.
7.  Water instead of soda - keep a big bottle at your desk!  Add Metamucil powder to stay hydrated and get multi-health benefits from the extra fiber boost.  

Also, La was generous enough to share one of her SUPER short 10-minute workouts!  I know we're all busy and whatnot, but who doesn't have 10 minutes to spare, especially when it'll enrich the quality of your life!  

What are some of your fave fitness tips?  How do you guys stay healthy and active?

An International Giveaway with BLUMOSS - Win a Swimsuit of Your Choice!

SUPER excited to partner up with Blumoss Swimwear today to bring y'all another fab INTERNATIONAL giveaway.  One very lucky winner will score a swimsuit of their choice, and lemme tell you, their collection is LEGIT so you're def. gonna want to win.  Take advantage of the bonus entries listed on my rafflecopter widget (scroll down).  Seriously.  They sent me two suits to review (bikini + one-piece), and I'm TOTES in love - mad impressed with the quality of their swimwear for sure.
 Here are the two suits I received.  I'll be featuring them when the weather warms up a bit.  Lemme give y'all the 411 - the one-piece is the Villa Classic Halter Maillot.  It has a deep v-plunging neckline with an alluring scoop-back.  The cups are fully secured with shirring on the front.  The bikini pictured on the right is called the Heron Mesh Panel Balconette.  Super sexy with underwire support and peekaboo mesh detail.  Yeah, yeah.  I know you guys are totes dreamin' of these babies!  Both are made of premium soft italian lycra, are fast drying, highly breathable, and chlorine resistant.  I own both in black, but there are several other colors available!  Clicky here to see for yourself.
Oh, and here some other faves of mine! So freakin' sexy.  Anywho, good luck to you all.  This giveaway ends on Feb. 6th!

PS.  I'm currently hosting a bunch of other giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to win more awesome swag~

Lacy Dress Pants FTW

I'm excited to share a work-friendly look with you guys today on SS!  I'm totes in love with +Ann Taylor - a recent obsession, ha!  Anywho, I got these fab pants on sale for $30, and they're SUPER cute.  Quite a big deal for me because I'm really picky about slacks.  You can't really see because of the crummy lighting (sorry) but the pants are lacy!  I promise to start shooting outside again when it gets a little warmer.  It's ridiculously cold outside, and I don't want to get sick again - I had the flu, and I actually have a cold right now, ugh.  I hope you guys don't mind the white-wall!
Anywho, let's take a closer look at my new necklace courtesy of Lemon Drop Boutique.  Love, love, LOVE this piece! Definitely the cutest pearl necklace I own.  Perfect for work AND play - hashtag versatility FTW.  Make sure you guys enter my giveaway with them HERE to score one for yourself!
Oh, and I featured this top as a "Find of the Day" a while back - clicky here for the aforementioned post.  I told you guys it was adorable!  Would I ever lead you astray? *grins*  Anywho, clicky here to cop this for yourself!  For $9.95, it's a total must-have.  

Necklace:  c/o Lemon Drop Boutique ($32)
Pants:  Ann Taylor
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet
Bag:  Prada
Top:  H&M
Shoes:  c/o Deb

PS.  I'm also hosting two giveaways on SS!  Clicky HERE to win a three pairs of sunglasses (from Freyrs Sunglasses) and HERE to win a necklace of your choice from Lemon Drop Boutique.


Instanatural Product Review

Yay!  It's time for a beauty review! Sorry it's been a while guys.  Things have been totally cray.  As you all know, I haven't even been able to keep up with my daily OOTDs. Anywho, I'll be reviewing a bunch of fab skincare/haircare products courtesy of Instanatural today on Sensible Stylista.  If you guys have any questions, make sure to drop me a line below!
1.  Argan Oil Hair Masque ($17.95) - So much winning going on with this amazing product.  It's a deep conditioning treatment with restorative ingredients (argan oil, japanese green tea, amino acid complex, coconut oil, shea butter, etc.) that deliver nourishment and hydration to help with texture and shine.  This fab ORGANIC product can be used daily, but I only use it once or twice a week.  I've tried a lot of different hair masks in my time, and this mask's seriously legit - MAD props.  It really gets the job done, and the consistency is nice and thick so it feels great to apply.
2.  Vitamin C Moisturizer ($19.97) - A solid moisturizer for sure.  Contains a 20% dose of Vitamin C along with other nourishing ingredients that help with wrinkles, age spots, discoloration, and dryness.  Not the best moisturizer I've used, but it's good nonetheless.  I do find the product a bit pricy for what it is, but that may also be because my skin's on the dryer side.  With the 15% coupon, this is worth a shot.  Let me know what you guys think after trying it out!
3.  Vitamin C Serum ($16.97) - Love, love, LOVE this serum.  It's quite a good deal IMO.  It absorbs quickly and smells like heaven.  I like using it after toning & before moisturizing.  Leaves skin firm and hydrated.

Have you guys tried any Instanatural products?  If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.  Oh, and also make sure to sign up for a 15% off coupon by clicking hERE.

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An Exclusive Discount Code for Polette Eyewear

YAY!  Super excited to share a special discount code with you guys today on the blog.  As you all know, I'm a HUGE fan of Polette.  If you haven't checked them out, you need to do so STAT!  Their online collection is beyond fab, and now you have extra incentive!  Use code "sensible40" to get an extra 40% off your purchase starting today at 9:30 PM ET to Friday 9:30 PM ET!  Yeah, only three days to take advantage of this bomb code so HUSTLE!
So let me give you guys some background! I know I feature their stuff often, but I gots to tell you guys a bit about their history.  Pierre Wizman is the owner of Polette.  He's a young entrepreneur that built his first company at 16 after dropping out of school - kind of reminds me of +Sophia Amoruso!  Anywho, he cut out the middleman because he could provide a massive selection of shades from his OWN factories!  Hashtag brilliant.
Anywho, warm weather's a comin' so use this code to buy some new shades for the Spring!  There's somethin' for everyone so make sure to browse HERE.



I freakin' love Burberry.  Their outerwear is seriously legit!  They make the BEST trenches IMO.  I highly recommend saving money and copping one for yourself.  Crazy pricy but worth it.  Don't be afraid to splurge on wardrobe must-haves.  The trench coat is a classic piece you'll wear forever.  Make sure you guys wait for a big blowout sale though.  I only really hit up Burberry (the outlet, of course) after Christmas, haha.  Wayyyyy too expensive otherwise.
A closer look at accessories.  I featured this fab scarf yesterday on SS as a "find of the day".  If you missed the post, clicky here.  Available here for $20.76 - the piece looks FAR more expensive than it actually is.
My look sans trench...

Scarf:  c/o Scarves Dot Net ($20.76)
Bag:  c/o Handbag Heaven
Top:  c/o Pink Basis
Skinnies:  Paige via Off Saks
Shoes:  Kate Spade c/o Piperlime
Trench:  Burberry

PS.  I'm currently hosting TWO awesome giveaways on SS - to win a necklace of your choice from Lemon Drop Boutique clicky HERE AND to win three pairs of sunnies (your choice, obvi) from Freyrs Sunglasses clicky HERE.

Find of the Day: The Tyler Plaid Scarf ($20.76)

YAY!  It's time to share another FOTD.  For today's post, I've featured the lovely Tyler Plaid Scarf from Scarves Dot Net.  I can't recommend this piece enough - it's one of the cutest scarves I own. That's saying A LOT because I own a million different ones, ha!  Anywho, this super chic piece is currently on sale for $20.75.  If you decide to purchase this piece, you'll get free shipping (!!!) because you're buying $20+.  For orders under $20, you pay $2.95.  Just givin' you guys a heads up.
So here's the 411, the scarf has a mix of red, blue, brown, and cream with a yarn fringe.  It's made of 100$ viscose but feels like wool.  Measurements are as follow: 76"L x 33"W with a 4.5" fringe. Also, both men AND women can sport this piece and look baller.  Heads up, hand wash cold and line dry!  
A closer look at the print! I freakin' LOVE this scarf, and I can't wait to style it for you guys on SS.  It's a big piece that looks awesome as a shawl or scarf - if you need suggestions on how to tie it, let me know by commenting below!  I don't know about you guys, but I think oversized scarves are tres chic!  Trust me when I say this piece looks far more expensive than it actually is.  Yeah, you're welcome in advance.


The Plaid Scarf

Excited to share a warm winter ensemble with y'all today on SS.  I finally styled the Bar III moto jacket I'm giving away HERE.  I told you guys it was BAMF.  The color's ridiculously chic, and the quality's unreal.  I can't believe it's faux-leather!  It's seriously legit.  Anywho,  I thought the rich oxblood hue would look great with gray so I threw on my Theory skinnies (from TJ Maxx, of course) and wore heels to match.  My scarf (from Scarves Dot Net)  ties the whole look together.  It's available HERE for ($11.96).  Make sure to browse their collection STAT - they have so many cute and affordable choices!

Jacket:  c/o Bar III
Skinnies:  Theory via TJ Maxx
Bag:  c/o Paul's Boutique
Shoes:  c/o Deb
Scarf:  c/o Scarves Dot Net ($11.96)

PS.  In addition to the Bar III giveaway I mentioned above, I'm currently hosting another fab giveaway with Lemon Drop Boutique.  Clicky HERE to win a necklace of your choice!


Find of the Day: The Floppy Hat ($18.59)

Totes excited to share today's find of the day with y'all:  a stylish floppy hat from AMICLUBWEAR. This fab piece is available in brown, blue, and orange, and is made of a soft wool.  There's a knotted side tie accent, too.  Measurements: 22.5 inch circumference and 4-inch floppy brim.  Use code RED40 to get the discounted price.    
Also, if this hat looks familiar, it's because I styled it HERE previously.  Here's a shot from the post in case you missed it.  I can't recommend this hat enough.  It's seriously the cutest one I own!  Oh, and I'm not making commission off of this post.  Just wanted to let you guys know that there's no ulterior motive whatsoever *teases*
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