Month: October 2014

Mai Express Pick (in Realtime)

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The Real Daytime has quickly become my favorite daytime talk show. I never get to watch because I’m usually at school or work when it is on the air. The network usually shows lots of clips from the show each day on their YouTube channel (TheRealDaytime). On Wednesday I tuned in to see if I missed anything great and stumbled upon a great fashion find. Jeannie Mai, the fashionista of the show was wearing a stylish White blouse with contrasting black detail and I fell in love! She paired the top with a matching coral suit set and metallic heels.

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I know that the ladies (Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housely, Adirenne Baillon, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love) always share there looks of the day on the shows Instagram page (@thererealdaytime) so I quickly searched the page to find the deets on the look.

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I found out that the Portofino blouse with contrast piping was from Express Runway and was only $49.50! Even better news Express is currently having a sale on all of their merchandise. Everything on the site is Buy one get one half off… Who doesn’t love BOGO! The blouse comes in quite a few color options but I decided to go with the opposite and equally classic black option. And the cherry on top of the cake… there is a double sale!!! $25 dollars of of a $75 purchase using code 1890 (Act fast because the sale ends on October 13th) I ended up getting both tops for less than $50.

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I could not wait to wear my blouse in the office so I wore it today! I decided to wear the black version and paired it with my black disco pants from American Apparel, black patent flats from Payless and a bright pink blazer from H&M.

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I could not wait to share this sale with you guys! If you get a chance to stop in to Express please share on your social media pages and tag me! (Instagram: @thee_shopaholic, Twitter: @Shopaholic411)

DON’T FORGET THERE IS A GIVEAWAY GOING ON RIGHT NOW FOR A
STATEMENT NECKLACE!!! Check my previous post for all the deets!

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Make a Statement x Giveaway |CLOSED|

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Fall is here, and fall fashion is in full swing. I’m here really quickly to share my favorite trend right now, the Statement necklace. Many boutique stores have been joining in with their own twist and interpretation… so I am here to share some of my faves and also tell you where you can buy them. The best statement pieces around are sold from a company called Dylanlex by creative director Drew Ginsburg. The pieces can be found at www.DYLANLEX.com are very ornate but quite pricey. Some of the necklaces range in upwards of a thousand dollars. Now I know my frugal shopaholics are ready to close this post window. But you guys know I am going to give you the look for less.

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I have a few boutiques that have stocked comparable styles of these statement pieces but I am here to share my faves with you. A boutique by the name of Fancy Kouture Accessories has the best selection I’ve seen in my search thus far. Their prices are very affordable and if you find a piece you like I am sure you will not break the bank. The prices range from 35-70 dollars and the pieces are well made. You can find her pieces at www.fancykouture.com

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Anyone that knows me understands that I love limited edition pieces that allow for a unique sense of style so when I found out that NYC fashion stylist Stafani Milano had partnered with the accessory boutique Fashion Whore House to create a unique statement piece due to release this month I was super excited. The piece features all the elements of an over the top statement necklace along with antique metals and bib fashion necklace that is sure to turn heads this fall. Stay tuned for the official release date, coming soon! They have also stocked some cool geometric statement bangles that I was able to get my hands on and I could not wait to wear them as soon as I took them out of the package!

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If the huge metal statement pieces are a bit much for you there are some simpler options on the site. I was inspired by personal style guru Cris Cavallari to purchase a simple yet still statement making piece from a smaller boutique by the name of PearlsandMetals run by Tyra Hudgens Spencer out of Detroit. I searched high and low to find the piece and was able to get my hands on the last one she had in stock this morning. But I had to look out for my girls so I did find another seller (www.lavishjewels.bigcartel.com) I didn’t want to leave you ladies hanging.

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The very first photo in this post is what inspired me to write this post and was taken directly from the Dylanlex Instagram page. It features the necklace from their site, a Rag & Bone sweater, and Chanel shoes. I feel like this is a great and care free look for the fall. It is so feminine and comfy and the epitome of fall style for me this year. Unfortunately I do not see myself walking into a Rag & Bone or a Chanel store anytime soon so I had to find out where I could go to get the look!

I was able to find a similar sweater at one of my favorite stores H&M for less than 35 dollars.

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I don’t think I need to mention that Chanel shoes are expensive but I was able to find a similar shoe on sale from Vince Camuto for only $69.99.

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I hope you ladies enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed creating it! I have now been blogging for a full year and I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and fashion tips with all of you! I appreciate everyone who has subscribed thus far and I have decided to do a giveaway to thank you for your loyalty. I have decided to giveaway a statement necklace to one lucky subscriber!

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Simple Rules:

1. Must be a subscriber to all social media platforms: (I have provided all the links below)

Blog. www.theeshopaholic.com
Instagram. @thee_shopaholic
YouTube. Thee Shopaholic
Twitter. @Shopaholic411

***For an extra entry follow me on Depop: JessicaTheeShopaholic

2. Leave a comment on this post saying “Enter me” in the comment section of THIS BLOG POST!

3. Take a photo in a complete fall outfit that you think represents your personal style. Use the hashtag #ShopaholicXFallStatement so I know where to find you! The person with the most likes wins!

Good Luck! Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!