half-off sale at Mango

mango sale

Today and tomorrow, MANGO is holding a ridiculous sale both online and in all U.S. stores. From 4 p.m. until closing, get 50% off nearly EVERYTHING! Excludes new arrivals.

Ya, when does that ever happen? Uh, never. Just make sure to print out the coupon above if you are heading to a store, or download it HERE. Online code to enter is 5VIPUS2011.

Happy shopping!

xx

playing dress up with AlleyCat Trade

shakuhachi dress

wearing Shakuhachi

Side hip is the new side boob… when you don’t have boobs, am I right?

Spent Saturday afternoon playing dress up with some blogger loveys, courtesy of new Los Angeles-based online shop AlleyCat Trade. Seriously, put us all together with a rack full of amazing clothes and it is one helluva good time.

Specially curated with a slew of my favorite Australian designers, including Shakuhachi, Bec & Bridge and Alice McCall, AlleyCat Trade is making those pieces that I lust after on international, non-U.S. shipping e-shops accessible to us here in the states.

SITE BOOKMARKED IMMEDIATELY.

xx

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

project urban renewal

… like a kid in a candy store.

If you are vintage-obsessed like me, then you won’t be disappointed by Project Urban Renewal (PUR) at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood. Open until spring, the store is carefully curated by Kimberly Bruckbauer with Etsy sellers’ wares and stocked full of one-of-a-kind gems. After browsing the racks, it’s safe to say PUR is a vintage lover’s heaven.

Thank you, PUR and Foam Magazine, for the intro!

xx

shopping and styling with Mango

mango santa monica

mango shopping party santa monica

Head to toe in Mango!  Loved this rhinestone neckline playsuit with a keyhole slit; perfect for my upcoming holiday parties.

mango jewelry

mango santa monica

Ari & Neekoh

mango santa monica event

mango event, dj lapaz

mango event santa monica

mango shopping party

mango event santa monica

mango shopping event

mango shoppers

These shoppers were so cute.

mango event santa monica

hanging with my buddies VaShon and Steven

mango shopping event santa monica

Mel paired a button down shirt with this amazing feather skirt for her first Mango-styled look.

mango event santa monica

mango shopping event

Tiara browsing the boots to finish off her look.

mango shopping party

freixenet mango store event

freixenet

mango dress

This velvet rhinestone dotted dress with the low mesh back was my absolute favorite!

mango shopping event

mango shopping event shimmers

Spotted these fun shimmers in a shopper’s hair, which I now want to get for the holidays.

mango shopping event

Mel‘s second look featuring this amazing red leather skirt — another wishlist addition!

mango shopping event santa monica

mango event

Hillary rocked that amazing red leather jacket with the gold speckled skinny jeans. LOVE!

mango event

announcing the three best Mango styled looks of the night!

mango store event

mango shopping event

Shopper Elizabeth won a $100 Mango gift card for her chic look — a white sleeveless top, black leather mini skirt and killer pair of pumps.

mango shopping event

mango shopping event

Second place winner Sarah layered leggings under shorts for a great transitional winter outfit.

mango event santa monica

And the $300 Mango gift card winner is Tiara, who stood out with her mustard and eggplant color combo look! We also loved how she accessorized with the brown boots and bag, which complement the overall color palette of her outfit.

mango shopping event santa monica

Melissa & Mel

mango shopping event

with DJ LAPAZ

mango shopping event

Had such a fun time hosting the MANGO shopping/styling event last week in Santa Monica! Thanks so much to everyone who came out, styled themselves in Mango from head to toe and entered the competition at the end of the night. Everyone looked SO fabulous that we ended up choosing 5 finalists, and then narrowing our choices down to the top 3. Congrats to the winners!

Special thanks to my twin sister, Melanie, for taking the majority of these snapshots and to Neekoh, Ari, Hillary, TiaraMelissa, Liz, Steven and VaShon for being amazing friends and showing their support. ♥

Thanks, MANGO, for the memories!

xx, becs

how to make it in america: very.com

very.com

From leather and metallic shorts to peter pan collar dresses and cropped faux fur jackets, Very.com plays to us ladies who like to mix high with low. Already a hit in the UK, Very.com is launching in the U.S., with the goal of bringing British style and designer brands, including Love Label and Goodsouls, stateside.

After navigating the site, it’s hard to deny the expansive range of brands and styles the site stocks — all at reasonable prices. I’m also a fan of this sweet deal — FREE shipping for orders over $98 and FREE returns. So clutch in my online shopping world! Among the celebrity ambassadors attached to the new U.S. online shopping destination is Whitney Port (insert random comment: photo of us HERE), who will also be selling her Whitney Eve range on the site.

Above are some of my very favorite picks, which include those amazing high-waisted leather shorts that I’ve been eying.

Interested in seeing what Very.com is all about? Check them out AND take advantage of their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal of 20% off everything.

Just click HERE to sign up for the e-mail alert about the special discount. Very done deal.

xx

(images via Very.com)

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