What is inside Lisa’s vintage purse?

I am all about purses, but not really the latest…although I definitely appreciate a Chanel or a Prada when I see one! My style is more boho or vintage, and when I find a gorgeous vintage purse I just about turn inside out. I love my stunning vintage purse that was actually a gift to me from my most beloved friend, who obviously understands my preferences because it is perfect for me.

It may not have a label, but I love it!

It may not have a label, but I love it!

Vintage purse handle

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Now, I am a realist and I know I am a major procrastinator (just ask my poor, ever-patient blogging partner Marcia), so I just keep this purse filled with the perfect products at all times. That way, when I am running late for a fancy evening or event – and I am ALWAYS running late – I can just grab this and go, knowing that I have everything I need.

Vintage purse inside

My favorite dressy purse contains a few beautiful and essential items that I was sent last year from Mont Bleu, an online site that features Swarovski jewelry and crystal nail files. This particular makeup mirror is still available – you can find it right HERE.

Vintage purse compact

I always have a nail file with me and I love this crystal file from Mont Bleu.

Vintage purse crystal nail file

My Senna Blush & Bronze Duo in Beached Peach is always perfect for touch ups…have you ever noticed that nothing perks up your look quicker than a bit of blush??  I also love my little Crown Brush C109 Mini Bronzer Brush. Exactly what is needed for a purse.

Senna and Crown

Senna and Crown

Luck favors the prepared with the Minimergency Kit. It’s from the ‘Good Luck Series’ and the little four-leaf clover never fails to make me feel lucky. This little kit holds 16 different items that are truly essentials and it’s only 3.5″ x 2″ x 2″ so it fits into the palm of your hand. I am astounded at what fits into this mini life saver: hairspray; dental floss, band aids, and Blistex; Advil; a mini sewing kit that also includes a set of earring backs and clear elastics; and double-sided tape, breath mint drops; an emery board; a tampon; and clear nail polish. Just think of how many times you wished you had one of those items and couldn’t find one anywhere. Also included are three foil packs: nail polish remover, stain remover, and a deodorant towelette.

Vintage purse Mini Emergency Kit

I use a wonderful little box that came with some Nudestix items to house my lippies. I always have a lip balm and this one is Savannah Bee Beautiful Sugar Lip Balm. My lipstick is the gorgeous Julie Hewett Oona Noir, and I love it with my Alison Raffaele Lip Gloss in Luscious, a shimmery gold, over top. I also carry my Face Stockholm Lip Brush that is the perfect size.Vintage purse lippies

Vintage purse lippies and brush

The last items I throw into my purse before heading out the door include my phone, a Samsung Galaxy. I know people love their iPhones, but I am an Android girl all the way.

Vintage purse phoneFinally, oh how I adore my retro GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses that I bought from ShopBop. They have mirrored, gradient lenses and actually came with a hard case and cleaning cloth too. They are the most expensive sunglasses I have ever owned, but worth every single penny. They are still available on ShopBop in blue and in purple.

GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses

GARRETT LEIGHT Wilson Mirrored sunglasses

That’s all that is in my purse! Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out the inspiring ‘What’s in my purse’ post from the other amazing ladies on the Beauty Spotlight Team.  – Lisa

Vintage purse goodies

*some items are press samples that have become staples; others gifts or purchased by me*

We love a Shopbop Sale – check this one out

shopbop aprilIt’s Friends & Family time at Shopbop and no one is more excited than we are. We may not be family but we certainly are friends. There’s nothing like a good sale and Shopbop knows good.

Here’s what you need to know:

Time: 

Shopbop and East Dane begin April 7th 7AM EST (New York Time)

Shopbop ends April 10th 4AM EST (New York Time),

East Dane ends on April 12th 4AM EST.

In order to activate the sale code you can start with SHOPBOP with this link and with EAST DANE with their link.

Shopbop featured Accessory Week from March 30th – April 7th. You are in luck since today is April 7th. Here’s just one example of what would be found on Shopbop in Accessories:

Shopbop #MakeTheOutfit

Shopbop #MakeTheOutfit

What makes Shopbop so special is that they have a lot of classic brands like Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Monique Lhuillier, 7 For All Mankind, Donna Karan New York, and the list goes on and on. And they are constantly adding new brands like

Erin Dana

Erin Dana

ERIN DANA handbags

Ksubi at Shopbop

Ksubi at Shopbop

Ksubi sportswear

Apres Ramy Brook

Apres Ramy Brook

Apres Ramy Brook

St-Roche

St-Roche

St-Roche

At East Dane there is fashion for men as well as shoes and accessories

NOCS

NOCS

NOCS

And what do I have my eye on? How about this Tory Burch Robinson Shoulder Bag in light blue? At their last sale I bought a tote from Tory Burch and now she’s all that I want!

You’ve got just a few days to take advantage of 25%. There will be exceptions and I found last time things I wanted sold out quickly so hop to it!! — Marcia

Sale time at Shopbop is always a good time

shopbop15It’s March and Shopbop has a special sale going on from Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 a.m. EST through Sunday, March 8 at 4 a.m. EST. Here’s how much you’ll save:

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

I can certainly find ways to spend $250 without a problem. Their styles and fashions are all current and always magnificent. You aren’t looking at leftovers on Shopbop, you are finding up to date fab items. My advice is to find your shopping friends and family and make one big order so that you can save even more as the percentage climbs to 25%.

Here are some ideas just in case!!

I adore Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags and they always have new items on Shopbop by Marc Jacobs. One example is this Loco Domo Packrat Backpack (full price $198)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Packrat Backpack

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Packrat Backpack

Or for a pop of color to welcome spring I love the look of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Q Quilted Natasha bag in Dusty Bloom ($398 regular price)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Q Quilted Natasha Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Q Quilted Natasha Bag

I’m crazy about this BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket and can see this changing up the look of any outfit. For only $98 (regular price) you can be on trend in one of 4 colors.

BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket

BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket

For the quintessential little black dress there’s 5th & Mercer Long Sleeve Dress available in other colors too. There are accessories galore on Shopbop too that you can dress this up to take you anywhere.

5th & Mercer Long Sleeve Dress

5th & Mercer Long Sleeve Dress

This Venessa Arizaga Stargazer Necklace is one I’d consider for sure!

Venessa Arizaga Stargazer Necklace

Venessa Arizaga Stargazer Necklace

There are so many new brands on Shopbop too including shoes from Filling Pieces, clothing from a.c.e. and Capulet, swimwear from CM Cia Maritma, and even men’s wear from Carhartt via East Dane and hats from Larose. My favorite of the new lines is Phyllis & Rose jewelry including this CC Bracelet.

Phyllis & Rose CC Bracelet

Phyllis & Rose CC Bracelet

Whatever your choices you can’t go wrong with Shopbop especially during a great sale like this.

Use the code BIGEVENT15 and have fun shopping. — Marcia

Shopbop fun and sale on CK #Shopbop

It’s not too late to shop for Valentine’s Day and Shopbop is the perfect place to start. Rather than being selfish let’s start with HIM (for a change)

20150209_sb_banner_vdaygiftsOne way to do it is to click our Shopbop widget on the right side of the screen and shop at East Dane for your special guy. They have wonderful fashion for men from the little things like belts and wallets to clothes of all kinds.

But if you really want to make your significant other happy then …

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get yourself some Calvin Klein Underwear for 25% off through February 16th. (details here)

Check ShopBop for the latest Fashion Week finds

Check ShopBop for the latest Fashion Week finds

We can’t forget about Fashion Week (2/11-2/19) since all the fashion blogs are going to be writing about the styles and beauty found there. Shopbop will be updating with updates on the latest trends. Plus new brands have been added to the already huge amount that Shopbop carries. Shoe lovers can rejoice with Atelje71, SWEAR casual foot wear, and Adidas by Raf Simon.

Fashion lovers take a look at Asilio’s current styles. Then hop over to The Jet Set Diaries to see the very newest fashion. While you may not look like Heidi Klum (but if you do, lucky you) you can still wear her Heidi Klum Intimate collection. All of these are available at Shopbop. Treat yourself and others this V Day. — Marcia

Update time – ShopBop and giveaways

ShopBop sale

ShopBop sale

ShopBop is doing it again – a sale on their sale. The other day we told you that CK under garments were 25% off, today we’re telling you that everything that’s on sale at ShopBop is an extra 25% off, but only through January 1st. Just click our widget to the right and get shopping. Use the code CHEERS2015 at checkout. This is the best site!!

We have our 2nd ECRU New York giveaway ending on 12/31 so take your last chance and enter. Of course we have other giveaways going on too like WAXELENE LIP BALM, HAIR SECRET HAIR EXTENSIONS and BEAUTY ADDICTS so enter them all.

Happy New Year to all our wonderful readers. We’re looking forward to more fun, beauty and giveaways in 2015.happy-new-year21

ShopBop sale in progress

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Starting today 12/26 through Monday 12/29 ShopBop has all their CK Underwear for 25% off.

ShopBop is great for sales, right now there are 183 pages filled with sales items. You can narrow down those pages by percentage off, types of items or designers. Now that Santa brought you a little extra money it’s time to think ShopBop. Just click on the words ShopBop in orange on the right hand side of our page and get going!! Happy sale time.

ShopBop and East Dane for online back to school shopping!

Have you done your back to school clothes shopping yet?  This year I am going online instead of in store…it’s just too crazy out there, and stores aren’t open at 11 p.m. when I have time to shop!
The Campus Style page at Shopbop has tons of great fashion ideas.  I have my eye on the Marc by Marc Jacobs Zeta Twill Jacket and the Sam Edelman Petty Booties.
Marc Jacobs Zeta Twill Jacket

Marc Jacobs Zeta Twill Jacket

Sam Edelman Petty Booties

Sam Edelman Petty Booties

My son is a junior at college, and don’t tell him but I am getting him a pair of Converse All Star ’70’s High Top Sneakers from East Dane for his upcoming 21st birthday.
Converse '70's High Top Sneakers

Converse ’70’s High Top Sneakers

How about you, what is on your back to school shopping list?  – Lisa