Nordstrom Rack Haul | Budget Fashionista

 

Hey babes!!! I love being able to shop without breaking the bank!

I always loved to follow trends, and I’ve always been a admirer of designer & trendy fashion. While I love fashion my mom and I didn’t have a large budget for it. I wasn’t the cool girl in school wearing Coogi, Dooney & Burke, Coach, or Ecko… so needless to say I had to learn how to work with what we had in the bank.

I knew how to spot quality pieces and determine when to save, splurge, and/or pass. So how do I shop?!

I tend to not invest too many coins into trendy pieces for clothing. I splurge on bags and accessories every now and then.  I tend to try to find designer inspired shoes.  For splurges I tend to think about the cost per wear (CPW) to see if it’s really worth it. For example a pair of classic black pumps for $100 that you can wear to work 3 times per week for a year will be a CPW of 64 cents. (100/3= $33.34 per day and $33.34 per day/52 weeks = $0.64) Hope that makes sense 😉

My go to place for fashion at a price is Nordstrom Rack. I have done a lot of budget shopping at Nordstrom Rack for years and it’s worked quite well for me because I can find what I need to cure my fashion addidction.  I was always able to find quality for a decent price at Nordstrom Rack. I also love that you can shop Nordstrom Rack online.

Where is your favorite place to shop deals?!

❤Items I was able to find online!❤
Dual Nature Kimono here |Lush Dress here | BP. Cardigan here | Slippers here | Shoes here 

❤❤❤DISCLAIMERS❤❤❤
All products featured in this video were purchased by the creator of the video.

I use MagicLinks for all my ready-to-shop product links. Check it out here: https://www.magiclinks.org/rewards/referral/lipstickan/

This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! ❤❤❤

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Track Pants + Silver Booties

IMG_7159Silver booties were trending on runways shows (remember those Saint Laurent Crystal boots… stunning) so of course we had to take note of this trend for Fall/Winter 2017. While silver boots and booties may seem intimidating at first glance they are not. Rocking silver booties lets people know that you know how to slay your personal style and inspires!

My style tip is to pair them with relaxed pieces from your wardrobe like shift dresses, boyfriend jeans, trousers, or even a track pant. Styling the silver bootie with relaxed pieces will give you a blogger chic look that is alluring and effortless. Finish your look with a cool third piece and simple accessories. Below I’ll tell you how to do this with a track pant.

A track pant is my go-to when I’m on the go and I pulled these out to start my look today. My booties are from Topshop; they look super designer and they are super easy to walk in! While these booties have a lower heel, they don’t skimp on sassiness so they can be worn both day and night. My denim jacket is the perfect boyfriend fit with the perfect wash which makes it a staple for my closet. My finishing touches of course are my MCM crossbody (no longer available) and Celine New Audrey sunglasses. You don’t have to splurge to get the same accessories and I will link dupes to these pieces.

Fit Guide: Topshop shoes run in half sizes only in the US. I’m always in between 9 US and 9.5 US and for these booties the 9.5 US fits well even with the pointy toe. The heel is 3.5 inches.

Shop the look |Shoes: Topshop Hot Toddy Pointy Toe Boot | Pants: Adidas Track Pants (I actually wear the men’s style) |V-Neck T-Shirt| Jacket: BP Denim Trucker Jacket | Bag: MCM Crossbody similar & under $50 option here| Sunglasses: Celine New Audrey info & the Sonix Avalon 57mm is a dupe

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I use MagicLinks for all my ready-to-shop product links. Check it out here: https://www.magiclinks.org/rewards/referral/lipstickan/

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! 

 

 

Glam DIY on Vans | Affordable Style

I’ve affordably transformed my classic Vans into “Glam Vans” with some fun patches for less than $10 that you can do too!

How did I get this idea? I got the idea when I spotted some cool patchwork Van on a colleague at work  and learned that she DIY’d it. Immediately I knew that I had to recreate them with my own twist. I love how embroidery patch work has been trending in a major way so it’s an easy way to give a classic pair of Vans a more “designer aesthetic.” I went to Amazon and picked out patches that represented me and had a super glamorous look; trust me there are endless amounts of options for patches so you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect ones for you!

In the video below I’m showing you  how to glam out your own Vans and I hope you do too! You can shop the items in the links below the video too. Don’t forget to go to my YouTube Channel and subscribe! Thank you for the support 🙂

xoxo Anissa

 

 

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❤ITEMS USED & CLICK TO SHOP❤
Slip-on Vans in black http://go.magik.ly/ml/5pq3/
Patches http://go.magik.ly/ml/5pqb/
Iron http://go.magik.ly/ml/5pqe/
Fabric Spray Silver Shrimmer http://go.magik.ly/ml/5pqr/
Fabric Pen White http://go.magik.ly/ml/5pqj/

 

❤DISCLAIMERS
All products featured in this video were purchased by the creator of the video.

I use MagicLinks for all my ready-to-shop product links. Check it out here: https://www.magiclinks.org/rewards/referral/lipstickan/

This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This helps support the channel & blog and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! ❤❤❤

Blush Pink Duster & OTK Boots

img_1666Duster: boohoo.com | White T-Shirt: Target | Shorts: Nordstrom similar here | Boots: Steve Madden similar here | Bag/Mini Backpack: Zara | Sunglasses: Saint Laurent SL57 | Necklace: HRH Collection | Earrings: CZ hoop earrings similar here 

I am so excited to be writing an outfit post and it’s well overdue! Recently in December I was craving to find a blush pink duster! So I know you may be wondering why I had the immediate urge to find this item…

Dusters are perfect and so in right now regardless of the climate you live in. Most silhouettes are available is light-weight fabrications. A duster is super sleek and elevates your style.

This shade of pink is EVERYTHING and is my power color (when I wear it, it’s an immediate confidence booster). This shade of pink is like a pseudo-neutral and can work with a multitude of skin tones and wardrobe needs. If you’re like me and love white, black, and gray you can pop this color into your closet  and easily fall in love.

The one I’m wearing is from boohoo.com and is under $40! My exact style has sold out but there are soooo many options on boohoo.com here. I did experience a delay in receiving my items in the states since this retailer is based in the UK. Nevertheless, the items I purchased were beautiful in person for such a good price.

These OTK (over the knee) boots I snagged last year from Nordstrom and they are designer dupes! This style isn’t available but here is pair that is similar and $100.Other pieces I styled in my look are from my closet; they are a combinations of older pieces and new 🙂

Photo taken by @kingandrales  check him out on Instagram for some fashion inspiration too ❤

Fall Favorites Tag 2016

Which season do you look forward to the most? For me it’s Fall. There’s not one single thing I dislike about Fall and that’s hard for a picky girl like me. The change in the air brings something alive within me each year, and I can’t help but smile about it. To be honest it’s probably the caffeine that kicks in after the iced pumpkin spiced latte, but oh heck who knows?!?! Speaking of those iced pumpkin spiced lattes, a cult favorite… Fall is full of year-after-year favorites for me that I had to share!

I had so much fun creating this video and sharing my seasonal favorites. I hope you enjoy this and get to know me a little bit more. Don’t forget to let me know some of your favorites too! Below will be shopping links in case you see something that you want to buy. Stop by my YouTube channel and subscribe too l so you will never miss out on weekly videos 🙂

xoxo A

 

Shop my featured items below:
Bath & Bodyworks Mahogany Teakwood Candle
Diptyque Baies Candle http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5s/
Sephora Always Red http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5t/
MAC Fever Blush http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5q/
Topshop Camo Jacket http://go.magik.ly/ml/1rq3/
Rhianna Rogue Fragrance http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5u/
Steve Madden Edit http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5m/

Fall Favorites List
Favorite fall candle, favorite fall lip color, favorite fall drink, favorite fall blush, favorite fall clothing item, favorite fall movie, favorite fall TV show, favorite thanksgiving food, favorite Halloween costume, favorite fall activity, favorite fall fragrance, favorite fall shoe, favorite fall accessory, favorite fall hair style.

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E-MAIL: lipstickandanissapromo@gmail.com

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Choker Rage!

I’m completely obsessed with this choker trend! I know this trend has made a comeback a hot minute ago and I am a little late to the party, but my collection of chokers is something serious! In general, chokers are game-changers that instantly takes an outfit from basic to interestingly sexy and there are so many different types. What more can you ask for? My favorite way to wear them are with clean button up blouses, off the shoulder tops, easy shift dresses, and a classic v-neck.

On my YouTube channel I have a full haul of my personal favorites that you can shop now!!! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you will be in the know FIRST about my weekly content!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired!

xoxox A ❤

Click links below to shop!

CHOKERS/NECKLACES (listed in order from video)

Black Lace Chain Drop Choker
http://bit.ly/262U3a0

BP. Faux Suede Beaded Wrap Necklace
http://bit.ly/1WSFQat

BP. Faux Leather Choker
http://bit.ly/1sL2rsU

Forever 21 Heart Crochet Choker
http://bit.ly/1YyvTya

Gorjana Taner Necklace
http://bit.ly/28JXnx0

Ettika Woven Suede Choker
http://bit.ly/1ZXLFl7

HRH Collection Dripping Crystals
http://bit.ly/28KkYic

HRH Collection Sleek Dash Lariat
http://bit.ly/28JMauh

RINGS

Forever 21 Faux Stone Ring Set
http://bit.ly/1Xvahnf

Forever 21 Classic & Midi Ring Set
http://bit.ly/1sL2nte

HRH Collection Channel http://bit.ly/28Krnvt

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Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Song: “Far and Wide”

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Get Your Wig On

I won’t lie, I’ve been fascinated with the seeing versatility that King Kylie herself has been able to achieve with a few good ass wigs and unconventional hair color. Why? Because I too want to have green hair somedays (seriously I do) and a good blowout. I want this luxury without the hefty price tag or seeing all of my hair on the floor.

A little background about my hair is that it is mostly unprocessed, like a little grown-out hair color from last year, without any chemical processing; aka a relaxer. So to get my hair colored will cause damage, and to get it straight takes about 4 hours. Ain’t nobody got time for that! A wig like the one Kylie and other popular Instagram gals wear off a lot of style options with out damaging a girl’s home-grown locks. Nevertheless these beautiful wigs can retail in the range of $300 or more. Yup… just google virgin hair wigs if you think I’m kidding. Le sigh…

I usually take to Youtube when researching any beauty hack, so my search continued there where I found a possible solution. My research led me to the alternative; a synthetic hair wig. Now while these looked beautiful on other girls on Youtube, I personally grew up terrified of due to the ghastly appearance of plastic looking hair 😦  One bad hair day + tight budget while away from home led me to the beauty store where I resorted to trying on a synthetic wig. I was scared and sure I would not have any luck, well I was wrong. Updated technology has made synthetic hair fibers look better than ever! What a pleasant surprise 🙂 Below in the video I’m showing and telling how I snatched my own Kylie-inspired hair style for a whole lot less! Click, watch and enjoy!