Ten Sales to Shop Now for Fourth of July

A-mer-i-caaa! It’s almost the Fourth of July, and you know what that means: beach-going, fireworks-watching, and — hell yes — some amazing sales to shop. To help you start feeling festive in the days ahead, I’ve rounded up some of the best online sales to get you through the weekend, to the holiday and beyond. Credit cards, ready?

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  • Extra 25% off sale items at Kate Spade. Uh, yeah. Handbags, dresses, shoes and accessories up for grabs, gals. I’ll race you there! No code needed. (Ends 7/8 at midnight)

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Okay, catch your breath. Ready? And repeat: Here’s five more Fourth of July sales worth browsing:

  • Express: $15 off every $90 with code 1516
  • Gap: Up to 40% off select styles
  • MIA Shoes: 10% your order with code HALLIE (I can’t stop wearing these.)
  • Old Navy: 15% off any order; 20% off $100 with code ONSAVEBIG (ends 7/1)
  • Piperlime: Up to 60% off for their twice-yearly sale. Plus 15% off your first online purchase (with e-mail sign-up)

There’s an App for That! Chicago #PoshParty

Next week, I’ll be hosting a party with three other fab bloggers for Poshmark, and YOU are invited!

If you live in Chicago, swing by the James Hotel to join the fun (RSVP as space is limited). If you don’t, no biggie — plan to party with us through the Poshmark app, instead. Here’s the deets:

  • What: Summer Staples Posh Party!
  • When: Wednesday, June 27, 6-9pm CST
  • Where: J Bar, 610 North Rush Street (or via your iPhone!)
  • Co-Hosts: Me, Helen of Hel Del Chic, Taylor of Curly in the City and Jessica of Bows & Sequins

If you aren’t familiar, Poshmark is a neat iPhone app that serves as a closet marketplace. You can shop your favorite fashion blogger’s closet, search for specific items and sell stuff from your own. Yes, it’s really that easy. Start by downloading the app via iTunes or through your iPhone with the invite code HBLBM. I’ve listed a few pieces from my closet for sale (and will be adding more over the next week), so stay tuned and get your shop on!

Modern-day consignment shopping, sipping champagne and good company, how can it be better? I hope to see you for a cocktail or two — and for those planning to attend virtually, cheers! Happy shopping.

Boat- and Beach-Ready in jcpenney

I know, I know; the title of today’s post may have you cocking your cute little head a bit (you so just did it), but hear me out — or just peep these $10 color-block sandals to see for yourself. (…Right?)

You may have noticed through recent advertising, but jcpenney got herself a major makeover this year. While the brand isn’t a brick-and-mortar I’ve shopped frequently the past few years, I’m all about looking chic on the cheap. So, when jcp asked me to do a little summer shopping and share my favorite finds with you, I was more than happy to oblige.

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In browsing, I was particularly taken by their pool- and beach-gear, like the $12 swim separates and $24 jelly wedges I’m rocking.

As a part of their re-branding strategy, jcpenney has eliminated the need for us to carry  coupons and dig for discount  codes. Simply put, nothing but fair-and-square pricing schemes — and some amazingly cute summer steals.

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*Head-to-toe: Swim suit + bow-tie wedges c/o jcpenney, American Apparel skirt, Ann Taylor bracelet, Ray Ban shades

Here’s a few other #jcpfinds I found while browsing the brand’s website that will easily take you from your beach towel to a bar stool. These Nicole by Nicole Miller shorts are kind of, oh, everything.

*Shop the lookNicole by Nicole Miller shorts, $20 / St. John’s Bay espadrille wedges, $24 / MNG by Mango necklace, $25 / Gold-tone ring, $8 / Olsenboye canvas backpack, $8

My 45 Favorite Presidents’ Day Shopping Sales

As I’ve mentioned, I have a love/hate relationship with holiday shopping. That is, I love sales and hate crowds.

Thankfully, I’m shamelessly skilled at shopping online, so I’ve rounded up a list of my 45 favorite online retailers offering President’s Day shopping sales. Happy browsing — from the comfort of my couch to yours!

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 Apparel + Accessories

  • 80s Purple: 15% off $50+ with code PRESIDENTS50; 20% off $75+ with code PRESIDENTS20; 25% off $100+ with code PRESIDENTS100
  • All Saints: Free shipping
  • Ann Taylor: 40-50% off  select styles with code ANNSPRING; Extra 50% off sale items
  • ASOS: 60% of leather items; 10% off ASOS Outlet items
  • Athleta: New markdowns; free shipping on any order $50+
  • Banana Republic: Additional 25% off already reduced items with code BRPRES25
  • Endless.com: Up to 50% off site-wide
  • Express: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off everything
  • Forever21: Up to 75% off select styles
  • Free People: New markdowns, select styles under $30
  • eBags: 20% off most items; free ship $100+
  • Gap: Up to 40% off select styles; free shipping $50+
  • Inhabit NY: Site-wide sale up to 70% off
  • Kohl’s: 30% off entire stock of Rock&Republic for Kohl’s line
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Extra 25% off your entire order through 2/22/12
  • Macy’s: Extra 15% off + free ship with code PRES
  • Madewell: Free shipping on all orders
  • Manhattanite: 30% off your order of 100+ with code FLAG30; flat-rate shipping for $5
  • Modcloth: Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Nasty Gal: Tons of new markdowns on shoes, bags and clothing
  • Old Navy: 15% off any purchase or 20% off $100+ with code ONSAVEBIG
  • Sunglasses Hut: Extra 30% off all sale items

Designer Apparel + Accessories

  • 7 for All Mankind: Sale items up to 50% off regular price; free shipping on orders $100+
  • BlueFly: Extra 30% off select sale items
  • Chick Downtown: $5 shipping, new markdowns up to 80% off; additional 10% off with code CHICK10
  • Cusp: Take 20% off all regular-priced jewelry
  • Pink Mascara: 20% off your order with code WELCOME; up to 50% off sale items; Free ship $75+
  • Shopbop: Free two-day shipping, up to 70% off select items
  • The Outnet: Extra 20% off designer labels with code 20SHARELOVE
  • The Hip Chick: Additional 15% off all sale with code SALE15
  • The Trend Boutique: 15% off site-wide with code flag15
  • Theodora & Callum: New markdowns
  • Yoox: Up to 70% off sale items + an extra 10% off for Shop It To Me Members with code SHOPITTOME@YOOX


  • Heels.com: Free Rumba watch ($45 value) with $150 purchase
  • Jildor Shoes: $5 flat-rate shipping
  • Lori’s Shoes: New markdowns, free shipping on $50+
  • Nine West: Power pump promo! Up to 30% off select pairs of shoes
  • Piperlime: Free ship + returns; final sale up to 60% off
  • Shoe Box: Up to 70% off new markdowns, free ship $150+
  • Steve Madden: 20% off your purchase of $100+ with code PRESIDENT

Beauty + Cosmetics

  • Beauty.com: Free sample bag designed by Marchesa with $150 purchase
  • Bliss Spa Products: Free skincare set with $75 purchase; use code lovely
  • e.l.f.: $1.98 shipping with code LOVE198
  • Sephora: 5 weekly freebie deals (Bare Escentuals, Benefit and Clinique), new markdowns on top brands
  • Smashbox: $25 off any $100+ purchase with code SMASHBOX25
  • ULTA: 20% off any one item with code 76005 (in-stores and online)

Note: This list will remain updated throughout the weekend; check back often for sale updates!

Sunday Shoe Shopping: Penny Loafer Pumps

These pretty pumps elevate the traditional look of a penny loafer into a super-stylish silhouette. I love them because they’re totally wearable for both work and weekends.

[shop] clockwise, from top-left: Mia Shoes, Lucky Brand (on sale), Miu Miu,

Wondering what to wear these pairs with? The Mia’s (top-left) are my favorite – I’ll be styling them in an outfit post this coming Wednesday!