How to Clean Roshe Runs!

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I am (admittedly) terrible at one thing in life – cleaning. I can really clean for about 45 mins and then I’m bored. Well, now living with John and having an entire house to maintain, I’m tryyyyying to get better. Work in progress. Day by day.

 

My Nikes Roshe’s were SOO filthy from going to the gym, walking the dog, and trucking through the rain. They were are beautifully light grey color before they had seen the outside world. I’m sure yours where perfectly beautiful too. So, you bet your butt I wasn’t going to toss them in the back of the closet and go out and buy new ones — they obviously had to be cleaned. Without further ado, here are my steps on how to clean Roshe Runs –

how to clean roshe runs

 

  1. Clean the sole

    • Go out and buy a pack of Magic Erasers. These are PERFECT for cleaning the white sole of your shoe. See below. I heard this trick for a few people so I decided to try it out for myself. Actually worked wonders!How to clean roshe runs
  2. Prep your Roshe Runs for the wash

    • This means take out the laces but before you do just look twice as to how they are laced… the bottom lace goes into the last holes, not through them.how to clean roshe runs
    • how to clean roshe runs
  3. The wash process

    • Take out the shoe liner inside… they just pop right out.
    • Now you are ready for the good stuff.
    • I used a small amount of OXY CLEAN detergent in a small load cycle. I also put the washer on cold water.
    • I wouldn’t suggest bleach as it will probably pull the color out depending on your Roshe’s.
    • Let the machine do it’s job.
  4. The follow up

    • Once the washer is done, check them. Mine were pretty dirty around the front white sole that comes up in the front. So, I used some SHOUT and sprayed the fronts and then put them back in the washer for a second cycle (using the same steps as above, along with the SHOUT spray).
  5. Examine

    • Now that the washer has done it’s job (hopefully), examine the Roshe Runs and see how purrrrty they look!
    • DO NOT put them in the dryer as that could effect the glue and material used to assemble the shoe. Just air dry them. It doesn’t take too long at all (3 hours maybe).
    • Once they are dry, put the shoe liners back in them. Reassemble the laces and you are GOOD TO ROCK AND ROLL!how to clean roshe runs

Loft Deal – Friends and Family!

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Who doesn’t love a good sale?

Loft Friends and Family

This weekend is the Loft Friends and Family sale! This means 30% off EVERYTHING (Lou & Grey included!!!). If you are a cardholder (addicts raise your hand) then you get 40% off! This is the perfect time to pick up your white denim (I just did yesterday) and shorts and maybe the perfect spring dress… or two :)

Here are a few picks I think are a good buy for this weekend –

White Denim

High waisted white denim in the modern fit.

These are the ones I just bought!  They rock and are not too thin!

scalloped shorts

Black scalloped shorts – 4in

I have a white pair from last year and they are my FAVE!

Stripped swing dress

Navy & White Swing dress

Seriously slimming dress because of the stripped sides!

Grey maxi skirt

Grey maxi skirt

I have this and it looks WAY better on in person. Cannot wait to wear it everyday!

Lou & Grey Tee

Lou & Grey supersoft tee

This is a staple! Comes in like 4 colors too!

Lou & Grey Utility Vest

Lou & Great utility vest (online only)

I mean common, its perfect.

Loft scarves

Top, top right, bottom, bottom right

We all need new Spring scarves!

And don’t forge to check out their shoes too!! So many great picks online that you would never know they have! Take advantage of this Friends and Family!

Alright go enjoy this BEAUTIFUL DAY in Cuse! We might adventure to the dog park for the first time with Mila. Cross your fingers for a successful trip lol. She made a lovely visit to my office yesterday and did so good! She came home and was poooooooped. Wish that was everyday!

Mila Stick

Have a great weekend :)

BLACK FRIDAY SALES GUIDE | 2015

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Black Friday Sales Guide

Here is the ultimate Black Friday Sales list:

Loft – 50% off almost everything

Urban Outfitters – 30% off SALE items

Target – 40% of clothing, accessories, shoes & TONS MORE

Express – 50% everything until NOON

Victoria Secret – Bras – Buy one get one 50% off,  VS boyfriend pant or hoodie are $30, PINK half zip or gym pant $30, Buy PJs get pair of free slippers

Kate Spade – 25% off purchase (code: MERCI) AND 75% off secret sale (requires email to log into sale)

Lulu & Georgia – 20% off $250+ (adorable home stuff!) (code: GIVEME20)

Michaels – 40% off reg. price (online) purchase from 4am-4pm (code: GIVE40W)

– 30% off ENTIRE (in store) purchase, sale included, from 4pm-2am (code: THXFRI305)

Sephora$10 deals (some brands included: mini sets from Tarte, Living Proof, Smashbox & Boscia)

Ulta – TONS of beauty deals (some brands included: Chi flatiron, Tarte set, Urban Decay primer set, Philosophy gift sets & much more)

Hollister – 50% off entire store & free shipping

Abercrombie – 50% off entire store & free shipping

Old Navy – 50% off entire store & 60%, 50%, 40% off online select styles

Lord & Taylor – TONS of sales, $20 off $150 ONLINE (code: BONUS) & free shipping

Macy’s – TONS of sale (just got a $190 vacuum for $79!!!)

Ann Taylor – 50% off everything

Forever 21 – up to 70% new arrivals, tons of deals starting at $4 & free shipping over $30

ASOS – 30% off everything

Gap – 50% off entire store (online code: BLKFRIDAY)

J.crew – 30% off entire purchase & 40% off sale items

NY & Company – up to 75%, extra 10% off with code: 5195, $10 doorbusters until midnight TONIGHT!

H&M – Deals from $5 (PS check out there home section…perfection) & 20% off $60 purchase (print coupon or code: 3231)

Nine West – 50% off boots, pumps, purses & more

Aldo – 50% off original boots, shoes, bags & accessories & free shipping

Bath & Body – buy 3 get 3 FREE entire store & $5 Wallflower 2-pack ONLINE ONLY till midnight

American Eagle – 40% off holiday collection, BOGO free PJ pants & 10 for $32 undies

Pottery Barn – 20% off one ONLINE item, 30% off almost all holiday esk items & 30% off all throw blankets

BCBG Max Azria– 40% off ENTIRE STORE (this doesn’t happen often)

Nordstrom – TONS of sales in every department

Steve Madden – 25% off everything until midnight with free shipping BUT check back tomorrow for a different deal

Banana Republic – 50% off sweaters & 40% off rest of your purchase

Bauble Bar – 30% off (code: THX)

Sole Society – 30% off SELECT items until midnight BUT check back tomorrow for different deal

 

GO GO GO! Enjoy the sales!!

Gift Guide: Scarves

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Holiday Gift Guide Cover Photo

Gifting season is in full effect and I keep telling myself to start saving and start looking for gifts here and there. Well, saving is WAY EASIER said than done. And, it’s so hard to keep an out for others when everything IS SO PERFECT right now. #shoppingaddiction. And now it’s already Black Friday so that didn’t work…

Last year my friends and I did a gift exchange. Highly suggest doing this if you have tons of people to buy for but you still wanna tell your besties you love them. We each chose a name and set a limit for price on gifts. We waited a few days after Christmas to exchange so it didn’t get in the way of everyone’s family events but this year we may work it before and who knows, probably make it into a wine night! Anyways, Black Friday is an amazing time to pick up gifts so keep an eye out this weekend!! Scarves and accessories are the perfect things to pick up on this big sale day since they end up being pretty cheap. Tons of stores sell out and won’t necessarily get everything back in again. Soooo, go do some damage girl –

 

Holiday Scarf Guide

Shop them all here:

Express | H&M | Target | Loft | Forever 21 | H&M | Old Navy

Scarves are a perfect gift for anyone! So seriously pick up a few because they are ALL on a great sale (and you know you like them, you know you waaaant them). If you don’t end up using it as a gift then BOOM new scarf for you. Really works out.

Look out LATER TODAY for a FULL Black Friday sale list. I highly suggest doing your research right now so as soon as you put it in the cart (online or literally) you can charge to the checkout (get the pun there LOL)!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friends Thanksgiving gif

Labor Day Sales List | 2015

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Labor day sales 2015

Ahhh one of the  most coveted sales weekends of the year. Major sales all around! Too bad I’m broke as a joke so my purchasing will be at an all time low this sale (#helpmeimpoor). But here is a list of some sales you need to check out…

Express – 40% off jeans (highly suggest picking some up), dress, & select tops

Banana Republic – 40% off ENTIRE purchase (loving this, this & these in blue)

Asos – 10% off ENTIRE site (loving these boots)

Old Navy – Entire store practically on sale – online only extra 15% off purchase (cheaper version of Banana Parka)

Loft – 30% off new arrivals & 50% off summer styles (fav shirt EVER)

GiGi New York – free personalization/monogramming + free shipping over $100

Lord & Taylor – sales all throughout the store, 20% off reg price, 25% off sale (get these EARLY)

Gap – up to 40% off everything online & 20% off purchase (NEED THIS)

VS – 7 for 27 panties

Kate Spade – 25% off sale items (so cute,  great deal)

Nordstrom – up to 40% off clearance items (best boots ever, INSANE deal on this leather jacket)

Bath & Body TODAY ONLY  – $12 3 wick candles – stock up for winter!!

H&M – 20% off $50+ purchase in store (love this blazer & this vest)

Abercrombie & Fitch – 40% off ENTIRE store (love this sweater, this plaid, & all these leggings)

Enjoy the long weekend!!

Shopping Addict | #Nsale

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Nsale closet pic

Some people have problems going to bed at night and some people have problems not buying something when there is a sale. That’s me – the sale part (I sleep at least 9 hours every night). I have been trying a lot more decently to hold back on purchasing as I’m attempting to pay down my L&T card – don’t worry it’s nothing outrageous. I am also try to save up for a few other things coming up :)

 

Well, like twice a year the yee ole Nordstroms (queue the britsh accent) has thy anniversary sale. A girl can’t resist looking or making a list of the things she wants/might need. First off, I have no freaking clue how some of these bloggers buy the things they do, and at scale. My lists are pretty much I-want-this lists but to some bloggers it’s a receipt. CRAZY. I wish that was me but it’s not. Womp Womp.

 

Anyway, I have been on the search for a new bag for months. I’m having one of those buyers guilt moments where I don’t wanna spend all that money but I reallllly, realllllyy want it, so I can’t stop talking about it kinda things. Enter the bucket bag. My dream bucket bag is actually on sale for $227 but after personalization and the shipping cost that must include 4 nearly naked men, dressed in Egyptian pharaoh outfits, carrying the purse to my house on a golden cushion covered with sheer majestic curtains raised above their heads, it ends up close to 300 bucks! That is a student loan payment or a car payment. SO that’s where my dilemma lays. Behold this lovely bag apart of the Nordstroms Sale! $32 bucks… it’s not exactly like the other one but for 32 bucks I think it’s worth trying out.  Check it out in black here!

 

Nordstrom Sale Picks

 

Everything else is a decent deal! The earrings are fantastic. I bought the multi color festive ones over the winter for Christmas & New Years – received tons of complements. The gold are classic and the perfect size to spice up an outfit. That Marc Jacobs is perfection…but again that buyers guilt lurks in the background.

 

I love bar carts! I got John his bar cart at Marshalls but let me tell you they are not cheap! Not even at Marshalls so this is definitely something you should invest in a little. This gold one though is great and classic – I have seen it on tons of other blogs.

 

Alright so you probably think I’m confused and crazy for including winter boots on this list. But do you remember last year how EVERY STORE WAS SOLD OUT OF ANYTHING THAT WAS REMOTELY CLOSE TO THESE BOOTS?! Yeah, I do. SO they are on sale now people!! And they are freaking adorable. Legit might be buying winter/fall boots in the middle of July.

 

The Sale doesn’t go live until Friday the 17th (for normal, non-card holder folk). So get your credit cards ready and have a quick hand cause shit will go fast. Luckily this chick gets paid on Friday so we shall see where the wind blows…
paris taste gif

All About the Leather

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You wish that was the leather I was talking about.

I’m on the search for a new spring bag. I’ve done some searching but cannot decide what I want!!

Do I wanna go bright or neutral? Tote size or satchel? Do I splurge a little or save (that is the real question)?

 

Spring Bags 2015

top: GigiNewYork | Kate Spade | DailyLook

Middle : Kate Spade Saturday | Marc By Marc Jacobs | Kate Spade Saturday

Bottom: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Coach | J Crew

All of them are pretty perfect. Picking a new bag is like picking out a car… it takes time & if there is no sale, what is the rush? I have really been itching to add a Marc Jacobs to my closet but there is NEVER a sale so I have such a hard time swiping my life away. BUT, it’s tax season and depending on the results, I may deserve it :)

Kate Spade Saturday is STILL having a 40% off everything sale. So $105 ish seems worth it!!

I’m also waiting for the Lord & Taylor friends & family sale for a hopeful 25% off a few of the bags above.

Everything ranges from $50-$400 so check them out if you’re in the same I-need-a-new-bag-this-winter-has-sucked-bag situation!

 

Little help here. What one do I need?

DailyLook Elite Box Review

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Have you all heard of DailyLook? If you haven’t you should go check them out and sign up for the Elite box!

If you are like me and love shopping this may be a bad decision LOL. Just kidding. It is so freaking fun to get a GIANT box of clothes set to our house (every month) to try on. The first 3 months are FO FREE. Normally it costs $20 a month to be sent but they do a free 3 month trial. There is nothing to lose folks… expect for your money hehe.

I unfortunately didn’t document the first box because I tore the shit open like a 5 year old on Christmas. Second time around, I took my time and had to show off the amazing things the stylist sent moiiii.

 

DailyLook elite review

 

1. Zipper Detail Cigarette Pants $55 (almost sold out)

2. DailyLook Twisted High Low Skirt $25

3. J.O.A. Two Tone Chunky Sweater $70 (almost sold out)

4. DailyLook Sydney Shirt $50

5. J.O.A. Classic Plaid Collar Coat $140

6. DailyLook Dolman Sleeve Knit Top $27

7. Stash Away Skinny Jeans $60

8. (not pictured) DailyLook Single Bar Necklace $19 (sold out but can pre order)

 

This time around I kept 2 items (cause this chick isn’t made of money). I pretty much LOVED everything I was sent. I loved the cigarette pants but I couldn’t get them past my thighs… ouch. “My hips don’t lie”

The high low skirt was really cute & I tried to make it work on my body but it showed off the booty a bit too much (watch out Kim K) lol.

The chunky sweater was to die forrrrr. It was softer than a baby’s bottom. In reality, I probably should have splurged and got it.

The Sydney shirt is the perfect classic blouse. Again, I should have got this but I recently bought a similar shirt. There’s an 80% chance I’ll end up buying this in the spring, though.

This plaid coat was so cool. It was a killer mix of a classic cut blazer & menswear-ish.

The Dolan Sleeve top is what I kept! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I’m currently debating about getting one in every color…..

The skinny jeans fit amazing except for the 6 inches of extra material at the bottom lol. #ShortPeopleProblems!

I’m obsessed with this Bar necklace! As soon as I opened the box it was a done deal. I highly suggest getting on the pre-order list. It is going to be a staple in my spring/summer tank top wardrobe.

bar necklace DL

 

So, if I haven’t sold you on the idea yet, go check them out!! There is nothing better then rushing home from work to a plethora of brand new clothes waiting for you to try on. It could be better than coming home to a man (sometimes lol). You can suggest what you want to see in your boxes, too! Anything from dressesshirtsaccessories or skirts. Needless to say, I’m in love with it.

PS It is still bloody cold in the Cuse.

The Grammys | Wardrobe Review

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The Grammys. Something I seriously thought had something to do with my Grandma when I was little. Well, last night was the night where all the musicians get together and sing and fake clap for the winner in their category.

 

I mean wouldn’t you be pissed?

 

I’m not hear to congratulate Sam Smith on 7 Grammys, I’m here to give you my opinion on the fashion.

Tay Swift

Grammy tswift

 

PER.FECT.ION. This gown is tailored (pun intended) perfectly to her. The length, the shoes, basic hair… killed it.

Bey

grammy bey

grammy bey 2

For starters she can do no wrong! Her first looks is brilliant. The deep V is always great when you have perky boobs. Her second look is just precious. Glitzy, glam, and short. And the shoes… be mine?

Gaga

57th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

 

Again, the deep V. Beys boobs looked better. BUT Gaga looks normal and it’s wonderful!! Great look for her even though I’d bet 500 bucks she’s trying so hard to suck in in this pic.

Chrissy

Chrissy Teigen

She needs to be my friend. Dress looks great on her. LITTLE bit of under boob going on but hey could be a lot worse. Also obsessed with her hair – nothing crazy.

Gwen

grammy gwen

I freaking love a jumpsuit. She is totally working it. Well done Gwen, but not 100% sure if thats a nude underlay orrrr how’s that work…

Kat

grammy kat graham

I don’t really know who you are but DAMN. I love love love this look!! I haven’t been a fan of the leotard dress thing ever since Kris Jenner tried it out butttt this looks freaking phenomenal on her. #girlcrush

Giuliana

grammy G 2

I’m not sure. Like I said, mama loves a jumpsuit but I’m not sold on this one yet. She does have the figure so why not show it off.

Sia

grammy sia

What in God’s name. Patches was thrilled when I told him someone replicated his look at the Grammys…

Katy Perry

grammy kt perry

She’s looking goooood! Not in love with the length because it’s given a Cankle look but no one is perfect.

Big Sean & Arianna

grammy arianna big seanHer dress was beautiful. Would love for her to give up the pony tail. It’s been like 4 years. He looks good. Can’t go wrong with the all black suit.

Charlie XCX

grammy charli xcx

THIS IS TERRIFYING. Like someone let the psycho out of the circus. I also think my moms prom dress was that same material.

Rita Ora

grammy rita ora

Don’t understand peoples obsession with her. Looks like Liza Minnelli meet Miley Cyrus 2013. Dress is eh.

Miley

grammy miley

Speaking of Miley. Look at this chick getting her shit together!! Not bad Miley, not bad!

Nicki

grammy nicki

 

Well those are some fake ta-ta’s. I can’t stop staring. Dress looks pretty good on her but kinda looks like the left overs from Bey’s dress #2. lol. Her hair does look AMAZING.

Pharrell & Guest

grammy pharrell

 

CAMEL TOE. Who thought someone would actually wear their BF’s Adidas sweats out of the house in the shoes from last night. And, a shorts suit? I’m confused.

Madonna

grammy madonna

 

I SERIOUSLY CAN’T. I know Deb is closing but I expected something a little fancier from Madonna. The DIY looking hat does just add that jazzy feel no one was looking for.

Iggy

grammy iggy2 words – White Chicks.

Rihanna

grammy rhi 2The dress everyone is talking about. I love pink & I love poofy BUT this is just way way way way too much. The top looks way to small & her hair is missing a few cans of hair spray. If I was her I would have most definitely wore Uggs underneath that though.

The West’s

grammy kim kanyeOkay. The dress robe has grown on me. The only thing I think went wrong was those bedazzled front pockets. Ripe those off and I might have enjoyed it more. BTW I wanted to cut my hair like this SO when I do, just know I didn’t do it to copy her. She was copying me 😛

 

Overall, Tswift takes the cake for me. Then Kat Graham. Then Bey.

What did you all think of the Kanye, Sir Paul & Rihanna’s performance?

(I think it was amazing!)

What’s next? The Oscars? Bring it Leo :)

 

PS I’m about to start doing this every morning in the mirror. #FIERCE

giphy rihanna

 

 All pictures where taken from E Online, Daily News & US Magazine.

What to Get Him | Valentine’s Day

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firework 1

Ahhh. Valentine’s day. The most sketchy holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I love showing the people I love a little more affection on that day but I (hope) I show enough affection to John everyday!!

Over the past few years, we have gotten each other some gifts, dinner dates, and chocolate goodies. If you can’t tell already, I love food. So anything that involves it, I’m 100% in. The only dilemma we have this year is that Valentine’s day lands on the SYRACUSE vs DUKE game. If you are not informed, this is A BIG TO DO. It will be the 2nd year the match up will happen. I will not go into details of last years game because I unfortunately remember very little of it…. #toomuchfireball but it’s a holiday in itself. I cannot wait!!

Biden-Orange

With all that being said I think Valentine’s day may have to fall on Feb. 13th this year. Well, I put together a fun gift guide that will help get the shopping done early, so you can focus on the big game!

 

 

Valentine's Day gift guide

 

+ Nike Roshe. I love these sneakers. They are sporty but can still be dressed up with the right outfit! John already has a pair of these (that I searched high and low for) and he looooves them.
+ Aldo Watch (similar style to one above). Aldo has some pretty decent accessories. I have their womens watch set with interchanging bands. freaking love it. Last winter I got a John a killer watch from there – 22 freaking dollars. It was a steal! Great gift that won’t break the bank.
+ Jack Daniels. Can’t go wrong here. No guy will turn down a bottle of alcohol. Spice up the gift with some fun shot glasses or a recipe!
+ Art of Shaving Carry On. This stuff is the real deal. If you are shopping for a cool guy that loves cool products, you have to check out Art of Shaving. And who doesn’t love that giant fluffy face brush :)
+ Truck Club Subscription. Okay this is seriously awesome. Didn’t know there were male clothing subscription services!! You do a style quiz and then they’ll send 10+ items picked out for your guy. Then your guy has 10 days to decide what they want and what they don’t! Super freaking cool. Might have to really look into this one 😉
+ Ray Ban Clubmaster’s. I am big believer in sunglasses as gifts. These have made a gift guide of mine before! Aviator’s for the ladies & Clubmaster’s for the men.
+ Laptop Bag (similar style). Have a business-y man to shop for? Try a super cool spring laptop bag. Men like accessories too ya know!

 

Woo! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’ve gotta find some time to pick out a few goodies for John. We had a massive snow storm Sunday Night into Monday. And the temps this week are pretty much in the negatives! One thing that will make that feel better is… some shopping… heheh.
I think I’m going to try something new over the next few months when it comes to shopping. I’ll be updating!

Have a great Tuesday!