please place the tiara on my head

i will do the honors and crown myself as the queen of online shopping, and no, not just online shopping, BARGAIN online shopping. of course, i would love to be able to online shop as if i just won the lotto, but i am not quite at that baller status yet, and a girl has gotta save, so i do quite a bit of online shopping. and by “quite a bit” i do mean every free minute i have. i love going to boutiques around miami and laughing at what they charge for the same shirt i found online. seriously, why would i pay $65 for a skull shirt when i know at least four different online sites (that i visit on the reg.) that are selling them for $24.99 – $32. ugh sorry, i’d rather buy two shirts for the price of one, if ya know what i mean.

but i am real bitchy about telling people where i have found my bargains. i have this theory that if too many people start buying from them, then their prices will go up, and that will totally ruin my game plan! maybe by the end of this post i will develop a soft spot for my followers and share one of them.

tip: best way to save with online shopping is to sign up for their newsletters. yes it sucks getting spammed a million times a day by countless companies, but most of the time, those emails contain lots of beneficial information. for example, one of the new websites i found, i signed up for the newsletter, as i browsed the website, of course had a cart full of items but didn’t actually purchase yet. sure enough i check my email a few hours later and most of the items i had selected had gone on sale, 40% off. that was music to my ears. i literally could have cried from excitement.

tip: lets say you fell in love with a pair of shoes on a website like sam edelmanfind out what the name of the shoe is, go to google, search the shoe (under shopping) and it will show you all the places where you can purchase that shoe, and how much. i do it all the time, and save myself SO MUCH MONEY!

tip: before checkout, google the website you are on, followed by coupons. sometimes you will find awesome coupons, sometimes you won’t, but it doesn’t hurt to check it out.

tip: social media does goes a long way. most companies give you a discount just for liking them on facebook, or following them on twitter.

so today, as i was doing my usual online shopping i came across this super cute tribal sweater. of course i look on all of my websites, since they pretty much carry the same clothes, and here is the perfect example of WHY you should look around before purchasing.

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buuut the best thing about tobi is you get 50% off your first purchase. ugh talk about a deal! – https://www.tobi.com/i/MzY3NTIx%0A

steve broke my heart.

so today is off to a fantastic start, NOT. this is what i get for bragging about my super awesome sale… my ex best friend steve madden decided to let me purchase my beautiful shoes but then sent me an email this morning saying they are out of stock. pause, this is definitely not the first thing i want to see in the morning. maybe a good morning gorgeous, we ran out of your shoe would have sufficed, but c’mon steve, i thought we had a better relationship than that. you sent me a mass email (ugh!) then gave me a measly 10% off discount. seriously! that does not take the pain away… my heart and feet are extremely sad and disappointed right now and a 10% discount is not going to cut it.. especially when you got my excitement at it’s all time high then… completely let me down. steve, i might have to start shopping at aldo from now on, just saying.

fall into some style

it is almost time to put away your bright summer clothes and bring out those tans, browns and maroons! see yah white pants and helloooo boots. welcome back sweaters and dark nail polishes! i love being able to wear shorts during the summer with a tank, but nothing beats fall fashion! velvet, tweed, corduroy, denim, silk… ahhh I am getting excited just thinking about all the upcoming shopping I am going to do, unless someone wants to do me a favor and PLEASE cut up my credit card.

as i have mentioned in a previous blog post, the 70s are back and in full swing, so a good  amount of these fall must haves are 70s inspired. bust out those wide leg jeans and felt hats cause this is going to be one hell of a season.

lets start out with the obvious, a striped sweater. something that will never go out of style (I seem to have about a thousand striped sweaters… all the same color!) so when shopping for your sweater try and go for thick chunky stripes.

the mid-calf-skirt. I know it might not sound like the sexiest thing to wear and will probably repel all men but if you love clothes, and don’t really care about picking up guys, this is what you need. pair it with platforms and add some layers on top and you are set. just make sure the skirt falls just above or below the widest part of your calf, cause if not than girrrrl youre doing it all wrong.

the felt hat. bottom line is probably my favorite accessory for this fall season. with that said, go out and get one and add a little oomph to your outfit.

nothing screams sexy (or hooker) than a knee-high boots. keeping up with the 70s look, try wearing those boots with a long sheer dress (which are also in style this season). of course wearing them with jeans is fine too, but please, please, please don’t wear them with a short dress/skirt unless of course it is Halloween and youre going for the skanky look.

blazers. HUGE fan. so you could imagine my excitement when I read that a flannel or plaid blazer is a must have. i jumped for joy, did a few back flips and then proceeded to do some online shopping. why are blazers so awesome? because you can literally wear them with ANYTHING! over a long dress, layering it over denim, the casual look works too. seriously, you basically can wear these blazers during the day or at night.

corduroy. this is something I am a little iffy on. maybe because I was traumatized as a child.. remember when corduroy was in and your mother insisted you wear them. dresses  (you know the ones you were forced to wear to family parties during the winter.. ugh this is bringing back a lot of memories of me throwing a tantrum) , pants, the whole nine yards. Of course now I am open minded and I have actually considered trying on a pair of burnt red corduroy pants… I did say consider cause I am still working up the courage. But I shall and I will, fashion will prevail.

leather dresses, leather skirts.. fall is all about bondage. mini, pencil, a line you name it they all work. some of our fave celebs have been seen rocking leather lately, like jen aniston and blake lively. remember, you don’t have to stick to BLACK, bright colors do the job as well.

skinny, high-waisted denim. the perfect place to buy jeans like this is urban outfitters. They have them on the reg. I actually have a pair of black jeans from there, they are so comfortable and are high waisted. Oh and cheap!

the last must have, a little red dress. so toss the LBD’s and go get some LRD’s.

now you tell me you aren’t going to go spend your next paycheck at the mall!

1. sheer maxi dress – shakuhacki chiffon dress $415 //  2. felt hat – deena & ozzy $34 // 3. clutch – kimchi blue metal edge clutch $39 // 4. power cluth – essie $8 //  5. vintage ’70s Red leather skirt – urban renewal vintage $139