Sunday, December 27, 2015

Favorite Words: Zara Sale

Here's what I'm buying from the Zara sale....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Is the Espadrille the new Ugg???

When people hear that I live in the Hamptons year round, the first thing they always say is "You Do!?", and then they ask about the weather, always about the weather, they seem to think it's so much colder here than the rest of Long Island or NYC in the winter. Yes last winter was rough, really rough, and winter usually has me bundled up with cabin fever dreaming of a tropical vacation, but winter so far has been kind. The temp this morning for my bus stop run was 53 degrees! At 7 am!
All of this crazy weather has my winter wardrobe all mixed up and while I should be thinking of snow boots and Uggs, I am kind of thinking that the espadrille may be the new Ugg...

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Alexandre Birman Suede Espadrille//Nili Lotan Selvage Lawn Top//Oliver Peoples Annetta Sunglasses//Rebecca Minkoff Moto Tote//Mother The Insider Crop//

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Laced Up

So, I wore this great lace-up the back sweatshirt yesterday from Forever 21 it was $17.90, and so many people asked me about this sweatshirt! Just for a gauge I was wearing an extra small and it is currently only available in a large but the lace up trend is huge right now, so I've found a few more great lace up pieces some perfect for that warm winter vacation.

1.Quilted Lace-up Top//2.Linen Cord -Shirt//3.Crocheted Lace-up Poncho//4.Ribbed Cord T-Shirt//5.Lace-up Chambray Dress//6.Eyelet Tie Sweater//7. Lace-up Dress//

Monday, December 14, 2015

Morning Crush

I tend to get hooked on things. Currently I am hooked on this uneven hem look, of course I had to DIY a pair after seeing this post from HonestlyWTF. I cut this pair of Levi's, and love the exposed red stripe running through the seam,but if you are not a DIY-er I am currently crushing on this pair of Joe's, I am loving the diagonal cut on the hem it is so flattering, and this pair from Mother.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Denim Junkie:To Wash or Not to Wash...

I am one of those people, I wash my hair every day, yup everyday, yeah yeah yeah, it's not good for your hair, but it is for mine, and there is nothing I hate more than a dirty head. I only wear pj's once, my kids too only once, even on vacation if we go away for 7 days I pack 7 pairs of pj's for all of us, mental, maybe. My kids never wear a pair of jeans or sweatshirt more than once, into the wash they go everyday, a little mental yes I know...

But I digress
So here is my question, what do you do? Do you wash your jeans after every wear? I do, duh...
But according to the denim G-ds Levi's, you should stop washing your jeans. Not only does not washing your jeans gives you that perfect fit and that fading and whiskering that you are after but it is also about water conservation. If your jeans do need to be freshened up to get that hibachi smell out of your favorite jeans, pop them in the freezer overnight, yup the freezer, and if you do have to wash your jeans wash your them inside out in cold water and Hang dry, never put them in the dryer, I am totally guilty of drying my jeans, I'm thinking that maybe my New Year's resolution this year may be to stop washing my jeans

Tell me what do you do? To Wash or Not to Wash??????

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Year's Inspo

As I am sitting in my Pj's willing myself to get up and get outside on this gorgeous day to take a walk, but lazily watching a great segment about Stella & Dot on the Today Show, I spot one of the Stella & Dot CEO's wearing this amazing necklace and can't help but think how perfect this would be to liven up any simple t-shirt, and has got me thinking about a New Year's outfit

New Year's outfit inspo....

Nili Lotan Blazer//Stella & Dot Necklace// Mango Leather Pants//Tamra Mellon Vertigo Heels//Mango Tank ($9.99)//Mango Clutch//

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Excited & Proud

I'm so excited and proud!
Every since I started Effortless Everyday Style I always wanted to build a website. I downloaded every supposedly easy "do-it-yourself" website builder, but it was like another language to me. At 44 and a house to run and kids that need something every minute, loads of laundry to do and way too many bathrooms to clean, I couldn't seem get my 44 year old unfocas-able brain around these "easy" websites. I could have hired someone to build it for me, but A. I really wasn't looking to spend the money to do it and B. I was super determined to build and design it myself.
So this week I was beyond determined to get this done, with the encouragement and advice of my incredibly bright computer minded 11 year old, I locked myself in my room with my computer and I got to it. I ignored texts and calls and the laundry, and my carpal tunnel is fully flared up  but I've been in the zone and I am happy to share with you my baby!
 It may not be the fanciest or perfect, it may be slightly glitchy, but then again so am I.

Monday, November 30, 2015


I have to be honest, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I'm a little over shopped and over emailed, and I haven't even bought a thing!! But here is a round up of some of the items on my holiday list great gifts and stocking stuffers starting at under $10!!

1. Sorel Tivoli II Boots// 2. Mac Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette// 3. Ray Ban Icon //4. Flanne Pj Set// 5. Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum (my favorite!)// 6. Plush Hamster Hoodie Robe (great gift)// 7. Mango Striped Sweater// 8. Mango Faux leather Jacket// 9.Valentino Band Rockstud Hobo//10. Valentino Rockstud Clutch// 11.Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour //12. Pom Pom Hat (great stocking stuffer)//13. Mac Irresistibly Charming Mini Lip Gloss Set// 14. Sophia Webster Lacey Sketch Camo Heels // 15. Clairisonic Mia//16. Old Navy Fair Isle Sweater

Mango 30% off use code 5CYBER, Forever 21 21% off when you spend $21 use code Cyber21, Old Navy  & Gap 40% off Everything use code BESTCYBER

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday

My biggest Black Friday tip is to stay home, and spend time with your friends and family.
If you are compelled to shop today, I say do it online and avoid the crowds and craziness. For online shopping always check Ebates they are offering huge cash back rewards
Amazon up to 8% Back, Old Navy 10%, Neiman Marcus 12%, Saks 14%!!!!
The websites I am scouring today for great deals on designer pieces are

Net a Porter, Barneys, Vineyard Vines, Zara (everything 30% off),

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


It has finally gotten chilly here in the Hamptons and I am fighting the chill in this great faux shearling jacket that I bought on a whim, and I sure am glad I did, I think it will be on repeat all season
Btw...did I mention that it is on sale for $27.45!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Designer Shoes? Sale? YES!!!!!

Designer Shoes? Sale? YES!!!!
Hurry sizes are going fast!!!
Thank You Nordstrom

Shop these shoes with the links below
And don't forget about Ebates to earn 6% back!
If your size is sold out I recommend using Nordstom's live chat service often times the representative can find you your size in another store

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Deal of the Day

I featured this pair of Ugg Kyra water resistant boots a few weeks ago in my Fall Back post, but if you now me you know I typically hold out for something to go on sale, so I was so excited to find them on sale today at Nordstrom, and if you are shopping with Ebates, which you are right?, you will be receiving 6% back,   Add to cart!!
I'm going for the grey, what about you??

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Teen Girl Gift Guide

Being a mom of a teenage girl is hard enough,(so I hear) but now you have to try to figure out what these lovable, sensitive, emotional, picky girls want for holiday gifts. Here are a few ideas to make all of you brave moms of teenage girls lives a little easier!

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1. Ugg Robbyn Poncho// 2. Frostbite Stance Socks// 3.Wildfox Sleep mask// 4. Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Moto Jacket// 5. PJ Salvage Emoji pj set// 6. Blank Faux leather Jeans// 7. Rebecca Minkoff Little Lottie coin case// 8. Levtex Emoji clutch// 9. Minnetonka Chrissy Slipper// 10. Longchamp La Pliage Neo Tote// 11. Adidas Top ten Hi Sneaker// 12. Ray Ban 49mm Retro Sunglasses// 13. Free People Cambridge Boot (originally $198 on sale for $10.91!)// 14. Rebecca Minkoff Avery Crossbody Bag//

Stay tuned for the Teen Boy Gift Guide just as soon as I figure out what to get my own picky boys....

Monday, November 16, 2015


I'm thinking that this bodysuit ( I love a good bodysuit) is the answer to "what do I wear with...", dilemma, especially for that last minute holiday party or get together
And it's only $35.90!!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friends & Fam

Who doesn't love a Friends & Family sale, I know I do, so I was super excited to release some of the items out of my cart at Forever 21, use code FRIENDS to receive 20% off their already fantastic prices.

Here are a few things that I've had in cart limbo....

Perfect sweater to pair with a pair of leather jeans

                  Obsessed with this distressed sweater

It's a great time to stock up on holiday gifts!

Perfect for the Dorm Room

Click on Links below or on the images for product info

Twist Front Sweater// Striped Sweatshirt// Striped Poncho// Distressed Sweater// Suede Button Down// Zip Front poncho// Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots// Plaid Scarf// Wool Fedora// Frends Taylor Headphones// Wild thing Pillow///Gypsy Warrior Pillow Case Set  //Tote & Able Relax Canteen//

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

On Veteran's Day first and foremost we stop to remember all of those brave men and woman who  fight, fought, risk, and risked their lives to keep our country safe.

Veteran's Day sales began to help  and show appreciation to the Veteran's from retailers, which obviously has trickled down to all of us.

Here are a few Veteran's Day Sales

If you are shopping through Ebates today as you should be with all online shopping enjoy double cash back from select stores
Enjoy 10%  cash back at Saks, & Neiman Marcus, and 13% back at Uggs great for holiday gift shopping

Gap 40% off use code HOLIDAY
Old Navy 40% off use code HOLIDAY
J. Crew $25 off $125, $75 off $250 & $175 off $500 use code SHOPNOW
Nordstrom up to 40% off Fall Clearance

Monday, November 9, 2015

Baby Got Back

At 44 one place where the fat hasn't randomly settled yet is my back. So before the age-fat catches up with me I thought I would indulge in one of this seasons biggest trends, the open back

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Back to the gym...

Everyday that little voice inside my head says go to the gym, today will be the day, get back to the gym. I think that's the angel voice because then I hear the other voice, stay in your pj's, tomorrow will be the day, this must be the little chubby tootsie roll eating devil voice.
I'm thinking I may need a new approach, maybe if I update my gym wardrobe, it will motivate me to get into the gym, so I'm looking to my favorite Southampton store Bandier which is closed for the season but now has an online shop that is just as cool as their perfectly curated store, for a gym wardrobe update.

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Enjoy 15% off your purchase through November 15 with promo code FIT15

Wooden Wristwatch