Last week I teamed up with friend and style blogger Monica from Living In Vogue to host a party Dressing Up the Holidays at West Elm in Palo Alto. Monica brought beautiful clothing, shoes and jewelry samples from Ibiss Boutique in Willow Glen and presented fantastic wardrobe ideas like; glam up your wardrobe by investing in a statement piece of jewelry that you can wear with most of the holiday outfits in your closet. Continue Reading »
Entries Tagged as 'Shopping'
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
I am teaming up for another fun party at West Elm with my friend and fellow blogger Monica at Living in Vogue this week, “Dressing Up the Holidays”. Not only will we be showing off our DIY table style projects from the West Elm 1 Year Anniversary party two weeks ago, we will be presenting tips about keeping your hosting schedule organized, setting up a bar, styling your party wardrobe and will be serving sample cocktail and appetizer recipes that are sure to wow your guests and give you time to mingle. Local baker SusieCakes is supplying some delicious desserts for your tasting pleasure, Ibiss boutique is loaning some amazing wardrobe pieces, Apis Floral will be on hand to talk about floral arrangements and The Card Lady will be showing some amazing sample menu’s and invitations. We hope you can join us as we kick off the holiday season at West Elm!
Nov 17, 2013
Last night when I got home from work I had my monthly Stitch Fix package waiting for me. My assistant Jennalynn was with me so she stayed late to help me style the looks to share with all of you.
I’ve been using the personal shopping service called Stitch Fix for that last 3 months and I’m loving it. It’s great to have a mystery package with goodies waiting at my doorstep. Each month I ask for something different. This month I asked for a few holiday looks and some layering pieces. There is no commitment to buy anything, let me know if you have any questions about the process!
The first item was a burgundy and black silk top. Stitch Fix suggested that I wear it with denim and heels or denim, flats, and a cardigan. Here I am wearing it with denim and heels. I like the shape of the top, I think it looks better in person than it does on camera. Chris said I looked like a member of Star Trek, I guess this is the color combo of their uniform. Who knew? What do you think?
Nov 13, 2013
About a year and a half ago I was asked to be a guest contributor for the book The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic by Lilliana Vazquez – and, the book was just released last week! Lilliana has been featured on The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood and The Rachel Ray Show and the book, inspired by her website Cheap Chica’s is a collection of her personal style tips, organization ideas and shopping finds for every budget.
The book is broken into segments: helping you find your personal style (there is a quiz!), how to stay organized, shopping for styles that flatter your body-type and wallet, and where to find the best deals. She even knows the best days to shop for the biggest discounts. I really enjoyed the book because her tips are honest, realistic and I want to highly recommend it. So treat yourself to a copy and give it as a gift to your girlfriends! You can order a copy of the book here.
I was asked to take part in the chapter “Making Cents of Your Closet” and below is a small excerpt from my submission. Enjoy!
Sep 17, 2013
I had a package waiting on the front porch for me from Stitch Fix today and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s a personal shopping service that ships items to your house based on your preferences and lifestyle. You can have it come once or once a month, it’s up to you. I read about it in Real Simple last month and decided to give it a try after a chat with my sister, she can talk me into anything. You only pay for the items that you keep so I figured it would be fun!
I started by filing out an online profile and with questions about my size, my style, budget, and my lifestyle. At the end of the profile you can give them additional feedback based on what you are looking for so I left a note for my Stitch Fix personal shopper letting them know I was looking for sweaters and layering tops that I can wear with jeans and leggings this fall. Ask and you shall receive!
Stitch Fix gives you 3 days to try on the items and mail back what you don’t like. Because I’m under such a time crunch I thought it would be fun to try stuff on and ask you for your feedback on what I should keep. I don’t have to keep anything but if I keep all 5 items I receive 25% off my order, talk about incentive!
Jul 31, 2013
We are always shaking it up here on Hot or Not?! and today we are taking you virtual shopping with us! I know, it sounds wild but what more would you expect from this pair of sisters? Ashlie is taking you to Walmart and I am taking you to The Container Store. Lucky for you Walmart is open 24/7 and The Container Store is open online 24/7 so you can stock up on these fabulous finds and save money by avoiding our NOT items!
Don’t forget to enter our Hot or Not?! summer series giveaway, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. The winner will be drawn on the last Wednesday of the summer and they’ll win a huge goodie box full of our HOT items along with a Kuzak’s Closet t-shirt.
Ashlie’s Picks- Walmart
Alright Kuzak Closet readers–here are my Hot and Not picks for this week. All these items can be found at your local Walmart.
My first items are these cute bins and storage boxes made by Better Homes and Gardens. I love the vintage look and they are reasonably priced at $7 to $15 a piece. I am thinking that they would be cute in my entryway used to store sunscreen, flip-flops, and other miscellaneous items. HOT!
Mar 19, 2013
My friend Jamie and I are heading to Los Altos tonight to attend this fun spring art and fashion event. If you are in the area you need to stop by to check it out! If you can’t make it I am hoping to be able to share some pictures on Instagram to make sure to stay connected!