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The Complete Book of Fashion History – Reader Giveaway

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Do you ever see a book that is intended for kids, but it is so awesome you just have to have it for yourself? I can answer that as “Yes, frequently” and that’s exactly what happened when I saw The Complete Book of Fashion History by Jana Sedlackova. It’s a stylish journey through history and the ultimate guide for being fashionable in every era – AND a lot of fun!

About the Book:

Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history!

Explore world history and culture through the lens of fashion with The Complete Book of Fashion History. Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history, from the animal furs of prehistory to the golden crowns of ancient Egypt. Why did French aristocrats powder their hair? And why did Scottish soldiers wear kilts? From buttons to zippers and leather sandals to high heels, young fashionistas will learn how fashion is often influenced by what’s happening in the world around us. With colorful, engaging illustrations and fascinating historical facts, this quirky historical reference, geared toward young fashionistas, encourages discussion among children and their parents about different cultures and fashion trends through history.

I love that the book is packed with interesting facts and tidbits not only about WHAT people wore, but why the wore it, how it was made, and the stories behind particular trends. Plus, the illustrations are amazing with lots of fun details on every page.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win their own copy of The Complete Book of Fashion History . To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 5/22/17. Good luck!

The Complete Book of Fashion History Giveaway

Kate Middleton in Superga Classic Sneakers

If you happened to see any photos of Kate Middleton awarding medals this weekend at The Virgin Money London Marathon, you may have noticed her sneakers. They are the same super-comfy shoes adored by models when they have a chance to step out of the high heels – Superga Classic Sneakers.

It’s not a surprise to see her wearing them, because they are super comfy while still being stylish in classic white cotton. They’re perfect for watching runners at the marathon or for running your own errands around town.

What’s even better? They are NOT pricey! They retail for $65, but you can get them for less – as in only $37.99 here. I’m totally not surprised to see Kate wearing such a reasonably priced shoe, and why not? They look great!

Spring Denim Trends

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This spring, the denim trends are coming in strong! In everything from dresses to shoes to distressed jeans, denim is a staple that can’t be missed. There are so very many ways to wear it that your personality can shine through in every outfit you put together.

Style Steals this week will have all the denim items you need for the season and for every occasion. The fabulous 40% discount makes this deal impossible to pass up!

Check out the dresses for under $20, sandals under $18, shoes for under $21, and jeans starting under $21…basically, it’s all pretty amazing!

The code to get your 40% off is DENIM17 and it will also give you FREE SHIPPING. The code is valid Monday, 4/3 only. SHOP HEREhttp://shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=406892&m=31374&u=262917&afftrack=SHOP HERE

Victoria Beckham Target Collection Available April 9th

Target has a great track record for partnering with top designers and this time they are teaming up with Victoria Beckham! She will bringing her unique designs to an all new collection exclusively for Target.

Inspired by the upbeat charm of her own Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, she celebrates the shared experiences between herself and her daughter. That inspiration has resulted in a look that’s fashionable, yet free-spirited and timeless. Her line includes more than 200 pieces (for Women, Girls, Toddler and Baby) featuring soft pastels, bright pops of color and charming spring prints. You can check out the lookbook already and get ready to shop the Victoria Beckham Target collection, available April 9.

ModCloth Stylish Surprise Event – Mystery Items All Under $20!

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It’s time for another ModCloth Stylish Surprise event, starting at 8am EST 3/6, and it’s set to be their biggest one EVER! You can stock up on marvelous mystery items for $20 or less – but only while supplies last! They have dresses, shoes, decor, and more. Dresses are $20, separates are $15, shoes and decor are $10, and jewelry is only $5! Which awesome pieces will you score? There is no coupon code necessary. All you have to do is add a Stylish Surprise item to your order and wait until your awesome treasures arrive on your doorstep!

Amy Tan Collection – Oh What Fun

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Designer Amy Tan has created the Oh What Fun collection filled with bright colors, fun items you can put to use yourself or make someone’s day as a gift and stuff that just makes us happy! These are things to brighten up these Winter days and they make us feel a little brighter. Some are unexpected, some are classic, and all are right on trend this season. The prices are already so reasonable and right now Cents of Style is offering another 25% off which provides crazy good pricing – – we’re talking a utility jacket for under $20, a sequin skirt for under $18, accessory bags under $10, a graphic tee under $15!

Here are a few of our favorites:

Amy Tan Collection Oh What Fun Tafeta Pleated Midi Skirt

We love these big, bold brightly colored taffeta ball skirts! You’re going to be the hit of every part East OR West of the Mississipi. These gorgeous taffeta midi skirts can be styled so many different ways and worn all year round.

Amy Tan Collection Oh What Fun Sweatshirt

To take a more casual turn we love the Oh What Fun Sweatshirt. Amy says, “This sweatshirt epitomizes what I wanted my collection for Cents of Style to represent—plain & simple fun! Grab this piece and add it to your look- from bright to boring- and make something fun happen!” Do you know how to make every situation fun? Whether you are running the carpool, cleaning the house, or having a night on the town, you know how to enjoy every second of it. Show it off with this bold sweatshirt that pairs with your favorite joggers or skinnies. So you can enjoy the next experience that comes up.

Amy Tan Collection Oh What Fun All the Things Bag

How awesome is this All the Things Cosmetic Bag?!? “You know you want ‘em, you have to have ‘em—you love all the things!” says Amy. “This cute cosmetic tote is perfect for hauling your ‘essentials’ to and fro. I love the ease of throwing my pencils, stickers and fun tapes in this clutch for fun days away and journaling through it!” It’s all the things in the world. Your make-up takes you from casual to fancy with the flick of an eyeshadow. Keep all of your cosmetics in this ultra durable canvas bag with plenty of space for all of your essentials. With a printed “all the things”, you can keep your eye shadow nearby and change your day.

The collection is always a great deal, but today 1/23/17 you can get an additional 25% OFF the lowest marked price, + FREE SHIPPING with code FUN17The code is valid 1/23/17 only!

ModCloth Explores New Spring Trends

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It might still be cold and snowy where you are (like it is here in Minnesota), but ModCloth is telling us it’s time to Think Spring and I’m ready to follow that command! We can get in the ‘spring’ of things with ModCloth’s exclusive collection this month featuring all the essential seasonal styles you’ll need: fun florals, compelling textures, striking silhouettes, softer colors, and more in sizes XXS to 4X. I think it’s time we all take a minute to stop and smell the flowers…

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And if you still feel the need to supplement your winter wardrobe a bit, now is the time to do it because ModCloth is offering a HUGE clearance sale with prices up to 70% off now through 1/16. Maybe you could toss a cozy sweater over one of your new spring dresses until the weather warms up a bit!

Swing Dress Style Tips

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There is no better way to swing from summer into fall than with a swing dress to serve as the base of a fabulous fall wardrobe! From pumpkin spice everything to football to boots…we love everything that fall brings. This year you can add a new treasured look to your list of favorites – this awesome swing dress, which just happens to be on sale HERE for only $21.95 with FREE Shipping! (See details below.) It comes in sizes Small – 3X and in a rainbow of 17 colors (including this year’s hottest jewel tones). It’s a great transition piece (wear it now, and all through Winter…) and can be styled so many ways!

Wondering exactly HOW to style it? Use these Swing Dress Style Tips to get started!

Swing Dress Style Tips

 

  • Wear your new swing dress with your go-to pendant necklace and a pair of heels. It’s simple and elegant.
  • This dress is an ideal addition to your favorite ankle boots. We’re loving this look!
  • Layer a cute vest over your swing dress. It provides interesting texture and contrast and switches up your look just a little.
  • Cold weather is coming! Pair this swing dress with a coordinating blanket scarf, add a great wool fedora and ankle boots, and you have a pulled together look that will keep the chill out too.
  • Don’t forget our other must-have accessory this Fall & Winter – the kimono. Layer a heavier kimono with a little length over your dress to add a bit of warmth without feeling bulky. You’ll be right on trend.

Grab this long sleeve swing dress for only $21.95 with FREE shipping when you use coupon code DRESS2016 at checkout.

Novica: Artisan Holiday Gifts + Reader Giveaway

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With the holidays approaching I have been scouring the Internet for gift ideas. As my girls get older and approaching the teenage years, it means I have to get more creative with my gift giving.  One daughter in particular, wants everything to be recycled or handmade.  The other daughter just prefers unique things, and not to be seen wearing the same earrings or clothes as her friends. It’s quite the list I need to come up with and how do I find a place where I can shop for both of them?  Thankfully I found Novica, an online resource that focuses not only on fair trade, but on handcrafted, unique items from all over the world. Best of all it has things that both of my daughters would love!

The first pair of earrings that caught my eye on the Novica site were these amazing hand crafted green beaded earrings.  Not only are the “Dzidzo” earrings handcrafted, and fair trade, they are GREEN, my daughter’s favorite color.

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From the Novica website I was able to find gifts not only for both of my daughters, but for some hard to buy for friends as well.  We all know that as we age, our urge to simplify becomes stronger.  I try to respect that, and make careful, selective decisions when I buy gifts. I try to find things my friends will use often, and not just set on a shelf to collect dust. That means I focus a bit more on Jewelry and clothing.

Although my intent was to holiday shop, I saw this amazing scarf and decided it would be great for a friend’s birthday.  She needs something to brighten her day, plus the colors will go great with her dark hair.

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Whoever you need to buy for on your holiday list, you’ll be sure to find something they’ll love at Novica!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win a $35 Novica gift code. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/12/16. Good luck!

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Don’t Miss Shopbop’s BIG Sale!

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If you have been waiting for the next BIG sale from ShopBop, it’s finally here! Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year comes a great chance to save big on top name designer fashions! Whether you need something special to wear to a holiday party, are looking for a few gifts to tuck under the tree or just need to build your winter wardrobe, don’t miss this BIG sale from ShopBop! Use the code GOBIG16 at checkout to save 15% off any order of $200 or more, 20% off orders of $500 or more or 30% off orders of $800 or more!

ShopBop already has huge discounts off the regular prices of top-of-the line designer labels, but during this sale you can save even more!

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Make sure to check out some of these top brands you will find on ShopBop including Club MonacoHerve Leger and Enza Costa (all pictured above).  Head over to ShopBop and use the promo code GOBIG16 to save an extra 25-30%! The Sale ends at November 28, 2016, at 11:59pm PT. This offer only applies to products with “GOBIG16” included on their browse and product information pages, so choose wisely!