Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Review: Fierce and Feminine

If you surveyed the perfumes on my vanity, you’d surely notice that the common thread amongst my favorites is vanilla. Most days, I smell like some variation of vanilla. But as I get older, I’m constantly searching for a more sophisticated take on the scent. I love vanilla, but I’m a little too mature to be walking around smelling like cupcakes.

So I was thrilled to recently make the acquaintance of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black (there’s also a Nirvana White) – a sensual, modern interpretation of my favorite flava. The perfume is an addictive blend of violet, sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.  (more…)

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale: Take 25% Off Almost Everything!

SHOPBOP Friends and Family Sale 2015 25% Off

Shopbop.com is one of my favorite online destinations for retail therapy. They have the best selection of apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories. Just about any time I wear something I bought at Shopbop, people stop and ask where I got it.

What’s even better than shopping Shopbop is shopping Shopbop when there’s a big sale – and there’s one happening right now. Now’s the time to stock up on your favorites and/or finally buy that splurge item you’ve been eyeing for forever.

I’ve been saving my proverbial pennies for a precipitous day…but thanks to Shopbop and this awesome sale, it was MOI who made it rain. Peep these fashionable finds that are currently en route to my closet:


Even if you’re not in a splurge-y kind of mood, now’s also an excellent time to stock up on practical staples. Like…



Today through Friday, October 16 (at 2:55 a.m. ET), take 25% off your entire purchase. Use coupon code INTHEFAM25 at checkout.

If you score something cute, come back here and brag about your bargains in the comments section. I’m dying to hear what everyone picks up!


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Kate Spade Metro Monogram Watch

Spoiled Pretty regulars – y’all know that I’m a sucker for anything monogrammed. Hell, you could put my initial on a rusty nail and I would think it was something special.

All kidding aside, I just found the newest addition to my shopping wish list – and I just had to share my discovery…because you know I can’t keep quiet when there’s cuteness involved.  (more…)

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Shopbop’s Jem Collection is Truly Outrageous

jem and the hologramsAs a child of the 80’s, I got really excited when I stumbled across Shopbop’s new Jem and the Holograms Collection.


The upcoming live action movie looks like utter nonsense to a Jem OG like me. But Shopbop’s collection is a nice consolation prize.

For those of you too young to remember old school Jem, here’s a little taste of why it put Barbie and the Rockers to shame. And note how on trend Pizzaz’s makeup is – her contouring skills are on point!


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