Today's Everyday Fashion: New Year's Eve

Guess Kendall gold sequin dress
Guess Kendall gold sequin dress

Here's a follow up to my hunt for a New Year's Eve dress (here). I love wearing something sparkly on NYE, and I was excited to notice a new trend this year - a swishy skirt on sequin dresses. I've never been a fan of a stretchy fabric over my bum, so the idea that you can have your sparkle without the tight skirt made me very happy! I found this dress at Macy's and the slightly pink gold sequins are gorgeous. I have to admit though, I'm not sure if this style says "ice skating costume." As much as I love the loose skirt, it may not be as flattering as I thought it'd be. I'll be shopping the post-Christmas sales, and I'm considering wearing last year's dress again (below)! 

Dress: Guess/Macy's, $100
Clutch: Sole Society, $30 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini/Piperlime, $32 (similar, similar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot, My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes and clutch are 2 years ago. Jewelry is this year. 

Via Instagram

My NYE dress last year! Still available here. They also made a pink version this year - so pretty! The first two stores listed have it on sale.

Blush pink sequin dress

Today's Everyday Fashion: Shoptagr Sale Alerts

Inspiration: @WHERESMYDRIVER via Bazaar

Inspiration: @WHERESMYDRIVER via Bazaar

White tunic, camel coat, gray leggings, cognac boots

A friend recently asked me how she could get the best deal on some Michael Kors boots for a Christmas present. Since Michael Kors is a brand that’s sold at many different stores, I thought it would be hard to keep track of when and where they would actually go on sale, right down to the specific sizes/colors she needed.

Enter: Shoptagr! A great way to solve this problem. You simply install the extension on your browser (it takes less than a minute - I’m not tech savvy but I figured it out quickly). Then browse your favorite stores like you usually would, and hit the extension button anytime you find something you like. This box will pop up:

Shoptagr price alert

Fill in the blanks by indicating which size, color and discount level you want to monitor and click "Tag It!." Shoptagr saves it to your account and automatically starts checking the price every couple hours. If the price drops (including relevant coupons), you'll be instantly notified via email.

In less than 5 minutes I had tracked Michael Kors boots from 6 different websites and saved them on a list called “Christmas Boots” (see below). It’s a lot like having a smart universal shopping cart for your comparison shopping, and I could see how this site could save you money by automatically monitoring items from so many stores at once, especially when you combine sales with coupons. You can try out Shoptagr here (it’s totally free).

Shoptagr tags and organizes items you want to sale stalk!

 

About today’s outfit: all that snow in the inspiration photo is making me cold, but I love the color of her ivory shorts/romper combined with a camel coat and boots. I would love to find an ivory shirtdress someday, but in the meantime I tried it out with my white shirtdress, a camel coat and camel boots; it’s like a winter version of the outfit below (same tunic and leggings). One easy way to make your closet stretch is by taking favorite outfits from the fall and “winterizing” them!

Coat: HSN c/o (similar, similar)
Dress: Varga c/o, $47 (similar, similar)
Leggings: Lauren Conrad/Kohl’s, $8 (similar)
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $111
Approx. dates: Everything is from this year. 

Today’s post is brought to you by Shoptagr. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own. Thanks for reading!

Today's Everyday Fashion: The $22 Dress

Hazel & Olive $22 lace dress via J's Everyday Fashion
J's Everyday Fashion: the $22 dress
J's Everyday Fashion: the $22 dress
$22 lace dress from Hazel & Olive

I cannot believe this dress is only $22! That was my first thought when I saw it in person. The pricing may say "juniors" but the fabric, fit and overall aesthetic definitely doesn't. It's sophisticated and works with tights and boots for a work party, or dressed up with fancy pumps for NYE or a wedding. I have a feeling it will sell out quickly so I rounded up some more lace options below!

Dress: Hazel & Olive c/o, $22 (ivory version)
Pumps: ShoeDazzle "Alycia" c/o
Boots: Cynthia Rowley/TJ Maxx, $80 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Clutch: Limited, $15 (similarsimilar, similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot, My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Boots and tights are 4 years ago. Clutch is 2 years ago. Dress and pumps are new.

Lace dresses under $150

Missguided  /  Dillard's  /  Shopbop  /  H&M
Nordstrom  /  Nordstrom  /  Nordstrom  /  Dillard's
NM Last Call  /  Bebe  /  Bluefly  /  ModCloth