Put together your perfect fall outfit with this HUGE sale – the Shopbop Event of the Season!!

Ah…the smell of crisp, clean air…the pumpkins carved and smiling on porches…the beautiful reds and golds in the trees….and the SHOPBOP SALE!!!

Marcia and I literally count the days until these sales, which only happen four times a year.  Spend up to $500 and get 25% off your order.  Or, go full monty and spend for than $500 and get 30% off your order!  Just use the promo code MAINEVENT16.    I’ve put together my PERFECT fall outfit, and also have some picks for fabulous workout gear.

Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater

Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater

To me, nothing celebrates fall better than a new cashmere sweater.  The Vince Vee Cashmere Sweater has ribbed edges, long sleeves, and the color – Pecan – is just gorgeous.

Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans

Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans

Of course, the perfect cashmere sweater needs the perfect jeans.  I have tons of skinny jeans, so I am going for some fabulous boot cut jeans – the Paige Transcend Manhattan Boot Cut Jeans.  These are made with stretchy denim, and while they come VERY long, I just take them to the local dry cleaners and get them hemmed to a perfect length for me.

 

Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace

Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace

Long necklaces are huge this season, and I adore the Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Cone Y Necklace.  This is a relatively inexpensive necklace that looks crazy expensive.   So how about the perfect purse?

Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel

Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel

This absolutely PERFECT purse, the Tory Burch Thea Medium Slouchy Satchel, is dreamy and goes with everything.  It comes in Black, which is my choice, and right now there is ONE left in French Gray.

Acne Pistol Booties

Acne Pistol Booties

And to finish my perfect outfit – the perfect booties.  I love, love, love my Acne Pistol Booties.  They look fabulous and so comfy it’s incredible.  If you only buy yourself one thing, get these boots!!

Remember, spend up to $500, get 25% off order – or – spend more than $500, get 30% off order.  Use the code MAINEVENT16.   The Event of the Season at Shopbop starts October 12th, 2016, 7:18am EST and goes through October 15th, 2016 4:00am EST.  Shop early because stuff is selling out like crazy!!  I’m getting my perfect fall outfit, plus picking out some terrific workout gear.

Happy shopping!!!  – Lisa

Shopbop Event of the Season

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3 days only – Shopbop Friends & Family sale

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SHOPBOP is delighting us this week with a Friends & Family Sale. Be sure you register on Shopbop so you can get a sneak peek at the sale and save 25% on both full price and sale items. This sale is open from Tuesday April 5th through Thursday April 7th so you need to hop onboard.

I adore Shopbop and find myself searching there any time I need something new. I love wallets and handbags so that’s usually where I head first. But there’s always something I crave from their many other departments.

Let’s think about some of the latest trends

LACE and EYELET are hot for summer 2016:

This Ministry of Style Blazing Top at Shopbop is something I’d love. I rarely wear short sleeves so this 3/4 length would be perfect for me.

This For Love & Lemons Festival Dress would take me to showers, outdoor weddings and events with comfort and delight.

 

For Love & Lemons Festival Dress

For Love & Lemons Festival Dress

Denim is never out of style:

This Rag & Bone/JEAN Show Off Tee works perfectly with jeans or even a slim black or white pant. The shoulder styling is hot!

I totally love the vibe that this One Teaspoon Chambray Sugar Top has. If only I were young again!

What would summer be without Sunnies??

Whatever floats your boat, SHOPBOP is sure to have it – but this great Friends and Family sale ends by midnight on April 7th. Don’t miss out on great buys. — Marcia
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My favorite kind of Shopbop sale

 

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I look forward to Shopbop’s tiered sale every year. Last year I gathered together my sister and daughter-in-laws and we placed one big order and got 25% off our order. We were like little kids picking and choosing from all the amazing products that Shopbop sells. The good news is that the sale begins March 1st at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The bad news is that it ends on March 5th at 11:59 Pacific Time. More information can be found HERE including what’s excluded from the sale.

Here’s a look at a few things I’m hoping won’t be excluded:

Kate Spade Metro Mini Polka Dot Strap Watch

Kate Spade Metro Mini Polka Dot Strap Watch

KATE SPADE NEW YORK METRO MINI POLKA DOT STRAP WATCH ($175) is one I kept going back to over and over. I love everything Kate Spade lately and her watches on Shopbop are great.

Rachel Zoe Burke Slip On Sneakers

Rachel Zoe Burke Slip On Sneakers

Who wouldn’t love a pair of gold sneakers to kick it up a notch when you are running around in jeans or shorts? These RACHEL ZOE BURKE SLIP ON SNEAKERS ($198) would be such a great way to welcome spring.

Bailey 44 Deneuve Top

Bailey 44 Deneuve Top

Cute, trendy and only $86 before the sale? I love the cute out shoulders on this BAILEY 44 DENEUVE TOP.

David Lerner Monroe Back Top

David Lerner Monroe Back Top

I love the detailing in the back on this DAVID LERNER MONROE BACK TOP. It’s available in black, cloud (light gray shown), and soft ivory for $74 presale. Perfect for the change of seasons through summer.

Kate Spade Kieran Wallet

Kate Spade Kieran Wallet

This KATE SPADE KIERAN WALLET is the perfect Easter gift – if we got gifts for Easter. This pretty pink makes me think young again. It’s also available in a stunning delphinium blue.

Kate Spade New York Toddy Bag

Kate Spade New York Toddy Bag

The Kate Spade wallet would look great in this spring KATE SPADE NEW YORK TODDY BAG. I’m ready to get away from my black and dark purses, aren’t you?

Botkier Saddle Bag

Botkier Saddle Bag

You can see I’m thinking spring with this sale. I’m craving this BOTKIER SADDLE BAG in sky blue along with that Kate Spade Wallet – I’ve been stung by the Pantone bee!

Whether you like my picks or want to go through the thousands of items that Shopbop has so craftfully chosen, you can’t go wrong with this great sale.  — Marcia

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Hearts Galore

Valentine’s Day is coming and that gets my heart racing. My all time favorite shape is a heart. I have heart jewelry, heart art, heart clothing, and heart decorations. When I see something with hearts, I WANT!! I was shopping on SHOPBOP to see what items I could buy and these heart items popped up (well I looked for them actually). Are you a heartie?
Beautysets - Hearts Galore for Valentine's Day
1454383963_kates4200710917_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_KATE SPADE SHADY LADY IPHONE 6 CASE is the only item here without an actual heart but these lips remind me of hearts. This would make a great phone case to have, so girly.
1454383906_iphor3004414001_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_IPHORIA ARROW HEART PHONE CASE IPHONE 6/6S This adorable iPhone case has a mirror hidden underneath the heart. People near you will see the heart but you know you can check your lips and eyes with this mirror. Double duty!
1454383809_mrspr3002834369_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_MRS. PRESIDENT & CO. GOLDEN HEART BARRETTE is just too fun to ignore. When I wore barrettes (meaning when I was younger) this would have been absolutely perfect. I still want it even if I’m too old for it.
1454383748_kates4201510917_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_KATE SPADE NEW YORK BLUSHING EMOJI KEYCHAIN is something I need. Look at those cute hearts on the cheeks. I’m due for a cute keychain and this is it!
1454383682_diavf4379486625_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_DIANE VON FURSTENBERG GRACE HEARTS FADED SCARF DvF has a lot of heart items so she’s my favorite designer come Valentine’s Day. This red, white and black scarf is expensive but oh so perfect.
1454383606_diavf4377286615_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_DIANE VON FURSTENBERG PATCHWORK HEART CARD CASE would be perfect for my Beauty Info Zone business cards but I often keep a few pills in a card case. I’d love to open my purse to find this.
1454383542_diavf4377586616_q1_1-0._ql90_ux336_DIANE VON FURSTENBERG COSMETIC POUCH is one of my very favorite items on the Shopbop site. This combines my love of hearts and cosmetics in one handy pouch. Be still my heart. There’s also a Travel Pouch Set that I have my heart set on!
7 beautiful products for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries. I think you should share this with whoever buys you gifts. I know I’m going to! —  Marcia
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Be fashionable with Q&Q watches and butter LONDON polish

Q&Q Smile Solar watch and butter LONDON polishes

Q&Q Smile Solar watch and butter LONDON polishes

When it comes time for gifting having a plan is always helpful. I created a post about a nail themed stocking yesterday and today I have a wonderful idea to add to that. These Q&Q Smile Solar Watches are perfect gifts and would make a stellar set when paired with a butter LONDON nail lacquer. I received the gray and silver combination and I just love it.

Q&Q SmileSolar watch in grey

Q&Q SmileSolar watch in grey

Q&Q is a division of Citizen Watches with some very reasonable prices. They have styles for men and women with a huge variety of designs. I have a SmileSolar in gray that looks fabulous with butter LONDON Diamond Geezer Polish. There are 16 different watches in the SmileSolar family ($40).

Q&Q SmileSolar

Q&Q SmileSolar

Once you charge the watch by leaving it in the light, the solar powered battery will keep it running for 3 to 5 months before you need to recharge it. All it takes is light. The watch is made of recycled material. Q&Q (Quest & Quality) has changed light into energy all while keeping the world green.

Q&Q SmileSolar watch and butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

Q&Q SmileSolar watch and butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer Nail Lacquer ($15) is a holiday polish that is festive but surprisingly not glitzy. A diamond geezer according to butter London is what the Cockneys call a kind, helpful and reliable man; A gem of a man.

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer

This metallic polish is fabulous on. What amazes me most about it is that there were no streaks at all. Not even a hint of one. It applied smoothly and evenly. Definitely a gem.

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer in sunlight

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer in sunlight

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer indirect light

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer indirect light

I couldn’t get enough of either the polish or the Q&Q watch. Diamond Geezer is New Year’s Eve ready and the watch helps me keep time of how my life is frittering away. Which combination would be the most exciting for you? — Marcia

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When you purchase a Q&Q SmileSolar watch, a portion of the proceeds is donated to TABLE FOR TWO to deliver school meals to children in Africa and Asia.

Holiday Gift Guide: Life’s Little Helpers

Just a bit of luxury, a little extra treat in your day, is a fabulous gift. It doesn’t matter whether the item is actually expensive or not…anything that makes you smile and gives that feeling of being taken care of is such a treat. I’ve put together a holiday gift guide full of my picks for this sort of little helpers in life, with a mixture of goodies that are budget-friendly and others that satisfy the urge to go all out and splurge.

Scala Pronto Beret

Scala Pronto Beret

Scala Pronto Beret

Scala Pronto Beret

1.  Scala Pronto Beret  (SAVE! $32)  Slouchy berets are a super hot trend right now and I love the Pronto Beret from Scala. This knit hat has metallic lurex thread throughout – the perfect thing to bring a smile on dreary winter days. It protects my hair from the wet snow and the harsh wind,  and slipping on this cute beret immediately makes a bad hair day something I don’t have to deal with.

Aroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower HeadAroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower HeadAroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower Head2.  Aroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower Head (SPLURGE! $79.99)  Oh my is this a fabulous gift!! The box includes 1 shower head, 2 microfiber filters and 1 Vitamin C shower cartridge. The Vitamin C cartridge is excellent aromatherapy, plus it is very beneficial for hair and skin. Not only that, the shower head removes chlorine and rust while conserving water by 25%!  I was sure the water pressure would be lessened, but this shower head does the opposite – it actually increases pressure by about 1 1/2 times. It even helps breathing and blood flow by producing four times more negative ions, which results in less stress and anxiety. A great shower is always pure luxury to me and this shower head definitely helps me have a great day! My husband is a contractor who regularly installs bathrooms and he is totally impressed with this magical shower head.  https://aromasenseusa.com/

soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer

soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer

soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer

3.  Soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer (SAVE! $19.99)  Who doesn’t need a hanging cosmetics organizer? And who can resist one in animal print called the Love Fest?? This neon trimmed tiger print hanging organizer is a fabulous gift. It has a small zip pocket for jewelry, a makeup brush organizer with a protective cover, plus a removable clear zip pouch.   The Love Fest is a handy little helper that anyone on your list will be thrilled to get.

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

4.  Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles (SAVE! $29) Oh Em Gee. There really isn’t a better way to light up those holidays than these ultra adorable candles with their very own knitted sweaters. Each candle comes in its own box with tiny windows…geez I’d almost buy these just for the outside packaging!! The candle with the red sweater is the Spiced Rum Candle and it smells like sweet orange, honey, clove and spice. The candle with the green sweater is Home Fir the Holidays and it smells like a fresh-cut Frazier fir tree. They are beyond fun and they smell AMAZING. These candles are made of a soy-blend wax, with phthalate-free scents that provides up to 50 hours of light, love, and delicious holiday fragrance.

FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women

FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women

FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women

FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women

5.  FOREO LUNA for Women (SPLURGE! $199)  The FOREO LUNA™  is my favorite facial cleansing tool of all time. A typical skin care brush is battery operated with a cleansing brush that eventually wears out and needs replacing. I have owned my FOREO LUNA™ for four years now and it not only doesn’t show any signs of wear, I’ve only had to charge it one time — and that’s with using it almost every single day.  This unique little pink machine is truly beyond impressive.  There is also a LUNA™ for Men made for men’s skin, and it comes in black, a more manly color. Here is a great FOREO Holiday Offer for you – 15% Off On LUNA & ISSA Devices + Free Shipping with the Promo Code: HolidayBeauty15.  Expiration Date: Until 12/31/15.

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

6.  Gurunanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser (SAVE! $19.99)  Talk about all the rage…we all know the fantastic benefits of essential oils, and the best way to get all the benefits from them is through a diffuser. GuruNanda has a terrific set that includes calming lavender and uplifting peppermint essential oils, plus a really cool diffuser with a color-changing LED light that turns 7 different shades. This is a perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker, or anyone you know who needs some stress relief. I am going to bring one as a hostess gift for the New Year’s Eve party I am going to – I know she will love it. You can find this great set at Walmart.

C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle

C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle

C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle

C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle

7.  C.O. Bigelow Musk Scented Candle (SAVE! $42) I always think candles are the ultimate little luxury. I love getting them as gifts and then feeling so indulgent when I burn one, luxuriating in the beautiful scent. A great choice for a minimalist friend is the C.O. Bigelow Musk Scented Candle. The candle is very chic, housed in a clear glass jar with the C.O. Bigelow signature. It has a lead-free wick and a 60 hour burn. The Musk Candle’s fragrance is a beautiful combination of bergamot, ylang ylang, muguet petals (lily of the valley), patchouli, vanilla bean, white cedar, and also of course musk. The combination creates a light musky scent that is surprisingly fresh.

Soho London Disney Wristlet

Soho London Disney Wristlet

Soho London Disney Wristlet

Soho London Disney Wristlet

8.  Soho London Disney Wristlet (SAVE! $7.99)  I don’t care if you are 6 or 106, you will be completely enchanted with the adorable Soho London Disney Wristlets. I have pictured two different styles featuring Cinderella, and the other Disney princesses have their own wristlets available as well. All the girls in my house are fighting over these adorable little bags….they are exactly what is needed for a tiny bit of magic in your day.  – Lisa

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Shopbop launches The Principle Collection – denim galore

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While we really aren’t invited to this great event, we did want to share something new going on with Shopbop. Who doesn’t wear denim? I practically live in it. I wear denim every single day and only change into something else when I must. Denim is a staple in my life and possibly in yours too.

Now Shopbop has their own collection called PRINCIPLE DENIM COLLECTION that’s all about denim with over 13 brands of stylish and fabulous jeans. Take a look at some of the featured items with every style of jean you can imagine.

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

Shopbop Principle Collection

I’m lusting after Paige Denim’s Slim Boot and Rag & Bone. I’m also lusting after those bodies but we can’t buy that. Get yourselves over to Shopbop for the best denim around! –  Marcia

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