Announcing New Blog Section – Office Style Picks

Hey lovies,

I think is so hard to find office style inspiration from fashion bloggers and that’s probably because work clothes is generally really boring!  So, who really cares to blog about that?!  But that leaves a lot us (myself included since I am not a fashion blogger) having to come up with our own fashion style for work and for lack of experience end up giving up and crawling back up to our comfort zone uniform.

But since I spend a minimum of 40 hours per week (2,080 per year) I am determined to look for cute office-appropriate affordable outfits that I can also comfortably wear outside of work to an after-work events or activity.  I stress affordable because at this point in my life I have some financial goal I am working on that I cannot compromise that for shopping, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up style.

office fashion = office style - 9 to 5

Starting today I will be posting my office-appropriate fashion picks on a regular basis.  Some posts will be store specific and some will just be a combination of pieces that I found appealing.  I will also include fashion inspiration for celebrities and other bloggers.

You can tip me off to something cute by leaving a link in the comment or sending me a message here.  You can also drop me a line if you want to contribute your picks in guest blog post.

Let me know what you think.

Xo, Leslie

 

PS super pumped for this!

 

 


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{Giveaway} Win a $50 Gift Card to Minted!

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Minted.com is giving my readers the opportunity to win a $50 Gift Card to use anywhere on their website… Winner will be notified in 1 week.  Enter to win!!!

TIP: increase your changes to win by doing all the actions on the rafflecopter widget below — please note it might take a few seconds for it load.

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***Update****

I thought I should give you guys a little bit more details about this raffle.

PRIZE

You are entering to win a $50 gift card to minted.com, where you can find fully customize-able designer stationery for weddings, save the dates, birthdays, baptisms, holidays and events of any kind.

At minted you can also now also find unique artwork pieces to add a special touch to any room.

There’s no purchase required to enter the raffle.  There is no minimum purchase required to use the gift card.  The value of the card can be used on any products on minted.com and it expires on September 1, 2015.

HOW TO ENTER
  1. Log on to the rafflecopter widget above using your email or by connecting with your facebook or twitter account.
  2. Do any of the of the actions in the box.  Each action gives you 1 entry.  You get up to 5 entries and can increase your chances of winning by doing all the actions in the box.

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS

This raffle is done through the rafflecopter widget, which will randomly select a winner from all the entries.  Winner will be selected Monday 4/13  and notified no later than Tuesday 4/14 via the email provided or associated with the social media account used to sign up.  Winner most respond within 48 hours to receive gift card code or another random winner will be picked.

Important: I will verify that the winner has completed the action required for the winning entry .

Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Thanks for participating and I wish you the best of luck!!!

Xo,
Leslie

PS You can view my minted review here and  check ’em out on facebook and pinterest!

 


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Minted: Discover Beautiful and Affordable Artwork by Independent Artists

It’s amazing the difference a piece of artwork can make when adding the finishing touches to your home, office or business decor and not to mention the stimulating effects it has on our brains.  I find that displaying art can really pull together a room and it is such a great way to display personal style and taste.

Mariam Naficy - CEO and Founder of Minted
Photo via Minted | Mariam Naficy – CEO and Founder of minted.com

 

I found an amazing woman-founded art marketplace called minted, where independent  artists and designers  from 48 states and 43 countries submit their artwork for the minted community to vote and give them the opportunity to sell their designs.  The winning artwork goes to the minted art marketplace where we can score these eye catching unique pieces and support these artists.

In addition to art prints and wall arts, minted also offers stationary for weddings, save the dates and customized stationary for any event.  I just spent hours looking through all their options and I invite you to check them out.  You will not be disappointed!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Watercolor Inkblot 1  by Kristen Smith- minted

minted - manarola by Kayla KingSun Drop by Holly Royval- minted

minted - bloom in blue by Deborah Velásquez

here and there - minted - by Sonal Nathwani

foil new york city map  by by Alex Elko Design - mintedbrooklyn bridgte foil - minted - by Jody Wody   be unique - unique fishy - by Oscar & Emma - minted cancer foil - minted minted - reach by Carrie ONeal

canna 1 by Masaaki Saji - minted canna 2 by Masaaki Saji - minted canna 3 - by Masaaki Saji - minted canna 4 - by Masaaki Saji - minted

 

Hope you enjoyed it!

 

XO,

Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Target Lovers, Don’t Miss This Amazing Offer!

If you love shopping at Target.com and love to save a pretty penny you definitely want to keep reading…

I just became a Target.com affiliate and a couple of days ago and I received an exciting email from Target letting me know about their REDcards  benefits and I think you’ll love the savings as much as me.

Before we get to the benefits and details of the REDcards, I want to mention that I absolutely love that we have the option to choose between a debit and  credit REDcards and still get the same benefits. That means that customers that prefer to pay cash or those who cannot get a credit line  are not left out of the amazing savings.

I personally like to keep as few credit cards open as possible, so the debit card is perfect for me. But if you prefer to pay your balance slowly or make larger purchases then the credit line might be a better fit for you.  There is no annual fee for either card but be sure to review the REDcard Credit for APR and late fees.  The REDcard debit is straight forward and works like a check like a check by drawing from your existing checking account.

Now the fun part —>The Benefits of  the REDcard debit/credit
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REDcards Benefit 1:  5% discount on ALL purchases

This may not sound like a lot but this is actually a pretty good deal.  It is specially in a store as irresistible as target, where you can get pretty much everything you need backed by a price match guarantee.  My credit card only offers 1% cash back on all purchases and in less than a year I’ve accumulated $225 in free cash.  Of course I don’t carry a balance so it’s not like I’m giving that money back to them in interest.  If you think of the 5% discount as cash back and throw the savings into your piggy bank and you’ll watch it add up.

REDcards Benefit 2: Free Shipping

We also get free shipping at Target.com with no minimum purchase, whaaaa???  Now they are speaking my language.  If I had any objections about how much sense it makes get the card, this eliminates all doubts. Say no more, I am sold!  That means that I can rack up savings by purchasing groceries and home stuff without worrying about shipping costs or minimums.

REDcards Benefit 3: Extended Returns

An extra 30 days to be exact. Perfect for the busy person or procrastinator.  I consider this a savings of it own because how often do we go past that return deadline and end up keeping things we don’t need.

REDcards Benefit 4: Give back

Target is highly committed education and will donate  up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice.

The online application process for debit and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account).  As a REDcard holder you can easily check your credit card account balance, make a payment, review past statements, check their debit card transaction history and manage their PIN. They also get to enjoy exclusive offers available only to REDcard holders.

Don’t miss out on this awesome deal- apply here!

Xoxo,

Leslie

Disclosure:The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.


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Beauty Week Ends in 2 Days! – Deep Discounts on Spa and Other Beauty Services

I just came across Groupon’s Beauty Week, a week long event offering a deal on top of deal on (already discounted) beauty services at quality spas and salons nationwide!

Beauty Week started on Monday and ends on Saturday, March 21st, so hurry up and check it out!  Watch out for today and tomorrow as Groupon will be highlighting even deeper discounts—up to an extra 30% off on a curated selection of deals!

Groupon says: you can expect deals on the freshest beauty and wellness services, including haircuts, spray tans, mani-pedis, spa days, and massages. ranging from deep-tissue to hot-stone to couples, or you can experiment with unusual or new-to-you services—like sensory-deprivation therapy, eyelash extensions, or the totally alien world of dentistry.

Take advantage of the Discounts:

20% off all Local and Goods health and beauty deals if you use promo code SPA20 (ended!)

March 17 and 18: $10 off facial and massage deals if you use promo code SOOTHE10 (ended!)

March 19 and 20: clearance sales for up to an extra 30% off selected deals

March 21: an extra 20% off med-spa deals if you use promo code MEDSPA20

Each of these codes can be applied up to three times on its associated days.

You can check them out here.

Enjoy!

 


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Deepak and Oprah 21-Day Meditation Experience: Manifesting True Success

Mark your calendars positive people, the Deepak & Oprah 21-Day Meditation Challenge we’ve all been waiting for starts again in a week!

I have been looking forward to this for the past 3 months… pretty much since the last one ended because it is such a mind-clearing, stress-relieving, uplifting miraculous experience every time.

The focus for this series is Manifesting True Success, which touches on letting go of limiting beliefs and discovering that within yourself your successes can be infinite.  Yaaas!

How does it work?

You will receive an email every day for 21 days which will include a meditation and a daily written message introducing you to the day’s intention. This is a guided meditation with music which means that Deepak and Oprah will help you focus and center your thoughts on the meditation for the first couple of minutes before sending you into a state of peaceful meditation bliss (and just music).

Want to sign up?  You can join for FREE using this link.

It is only available for free about about 30 days total and each day locks after a 2 days.  So take advantage of it unless you want to pay $50+ like the previous series pictured below (which is totally worth it by the way!)

Have you ever done an Oprah & Deepak Meditation challenge before? Do you meditate regularly?  Are you joining?  I would love to hear you comments below.

Namaste,  Leslie


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MORROCCO METHOD WEEK 5: Earth Essence SHAMPOO + FLOATING LOTUS CONDITIONER (W/ PROMO CODE)

This is the final week of my 5-week review of the Morrocco Method (MM) rotation.  It’s been and amazing journey  and I’m happy to say I have already place my next order…which should be arriving soon.

For this final week I used the Earth Essence Shampoo*, which is meant for normal to oily hair types (my hair is on the extremely dry side) + I used the Floating Lotus Conditioner* which is my absolute favorite conditioner.

Here are my results:

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First thing I noticed is that my hair has grown quite a  bit and it needs a serious trim.  It hasn’t been growing in a while! so I am VERY happy about that…  I love long hair.  I feel like words are pointless at this stage.  I am obviously never going back to anything short of natural and organic and Morrocco Method is clearly my top choice.

I have gotten a hair trim since these pictures and I’m waiting on the spring equinox for perhaps get some layers.

What do you guys think of this 5 weeks review? If you have purchased MM after reading my review I would love to hear about it in the comments, and if you have any questions about switching over let me know also.

By the way, Morrocco Method has kindly extended my promo code, and  new customers can get 15% total order until the end of the month with  promo code: LUCKY710.

 

Xo, Leslie

*Please note that I was not compensated for this review and did not receive a free product.  As an MM affiliate, I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase products using my affiliate links throughout this post.  Purchasing through my links is highly appreciated if you found this review useful. My reviews are ALWAYS truthful and I will never misrepresent, mislead or provide deceptive information about any product or service. I choose my affiliate programs based on my own personal use or interest in the product.  Be mindful that my results may be different than yours.


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