Author: thesocalsocialite

I have champagne taste on a beer budget.

The Airbrushed Expectation

To many outsiders, “old-school people” (including my own mother), makeup is seen as superfluous, unnecessary, a waste of time. If I had a dollar for all the guys during my pre-married life who told me, “You look so much better without makeup”, I would be living in a mansion next

5 Tips for Making Friends in Your 30’s

There have been many excuses as one enters the decade of our 30’s as I have regarding why friends can’t seem to keep in touch: “I’m busy” “I’m married” “I work too much” “I don’t have time for friends” “I liked your post/pic on Facebook and wish you happy birthday

R.I.P Juicy Couture…See You @ Kohl’s??

So I know this post comes about a month after Juicy closed all of its US stores, but I have been in grieving silence for the past month trying to collect my thoughts. I am a lady who has 1/4 of her closet arranged by colors of the rainbow (red

30% off entire purchase @ Michaels !

So I have really been feeling Pinterest-y lately and have had a go at making my own thank you cards from our Hawaii nuptials last month. What do you think?? I bought most of my crafts from Michaels, and saved a ton as well. My total came to over $100

Pottery Barn Discount Code – 20% Off One Item – Valid 5/10/14!

Hi All, Just wanted to drop a quick note in case you or some mom you know may want/need something from Pottery Barn! Their sales are few and far between, so to get 20% off any item is awesome. I love their stuff, our house is a mix of Pottery

The Lululemon Luxe Effect

I finally succumbed to trying the latest trend in yoga fashion, lululemon. I usually would just save my Victoria’s Secret old t-shirts and pants and workout in those, but it was only a matter of time before I began seeing lululemon pants and workout gear showing up to the yoga

New Shoes for One Cent??

And no, I’m not talking about the shoes you find in the store parking lot or right next to a dumpster (not that I find them over there, either). I’m talking the shoes you find at a Nordstrom Rack store near you. Recently on our last trip to the outlets,

4 Tips on Hotel Room Upgrades: How to Score Like a VIP

This past week, I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a junior suite at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach for the price of a regular room. It was a sweet deal. How can you also be lucky enough to get free upgrades and feel like a VIP? Here

I Went to Ulta…And Didn’t Spend a Dime!

I love feeling like I am getting paid to shop in some of my favorite stores, and Ulta is no exception. I realized that I was low on hair products and didn’t want to shell out lots of $$, so I headed over to Ulta because I had a couple

Fave Online Pet Boutique!

Hi guys, Hope this weekend is a great one. Today was kind of a chill day, just hanging out at home and taking care of some loose ends. Today’s clouds make the perfect opportunity to peruse the web, and I just had a thought of one of the online purchases

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