Fall Fashion Deals on Scarfs

Perhaps the best thing about blanket scarfs becoming more popular is that now it’s easier than ever to find them for a good deal! The last few years, I had to rely on Zara restocking (and dropping 50 bucks), or a generous eBay seller, but now these plaid blanket scarfs are everywhere from discount shops like Five Below to online boutiques — all at great prices.

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Here are some of my favorite scarf deals this fall:

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Deals on Designer Bags

I used to roll my eyes at designer bags, never thinking they were worth the huge price tag. But as I started working in a more corporate environment that appreciates a sophisticated look, I started keeping my eyes open for deals on higher quality bags.

I’m a firm believer that something you’ll keep forever or get a ton of use out of is worth a higher price tag, if you calculate price per wear (divide the price tag by the amount of times you use it). The beautiful construction of Coach bags and their soft leather is something that drew me to the brand, and the lack of large buckles or tacky bling keeps them looking simple and classy.

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Luckily, they have outlets where you can snag major discounts on their bags, wallets, clothing, and accessories — even above 50% off. And even better, they have an online Coach outlet that occasionally runs flash sales for all members. All you have to do is create an account (for free) and make sure you get the emails. Here are some of my current favorites in the Coach outlet’s sale.

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How I Earn Money While Shopping

I’d been seeing the commercials on TV with “real life” moms and housewives talking about how they love getting paid to shop. But I’d never paid it any mind and immediately thought of Ebates as a scheme. It didn’t make sense to me. Recently one of my closest friends tried it and invited me to sign up. Before doing so, I searched for customer complaints to see if I could figure out how the scheme works. But instead I read about how Ebates is able to pay people to shop, and decided to give it a try.

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What I found was amazing. Upon my first two purchases, I received a $10 Target gift card in the mail as a sign-up reward. I do a lot of online shopping, so within a few months, I’d earned over $30 in Ebates cash back. To my surprise, that check came in the mail without me having to do any extra work. And yes, the check cleared.

Now Ebates even enables you to earn cash back by shopping in store, simply by linking store discounts to your credit card and then purchasing with that credit card.

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Gift Guide for the Boss

While I’ve already finished my holiday shopping for my family and friends, shopping for my boss is always the most difficult gift to find. It’s important to make a good impression, but still get something useful or thoughtful – and not overly cheesy (unless your boss is into that). Here are some ideas for gifts to buy your boss this holiday season.

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Cyber Monday Shopping Deals

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It’s officially holiday shopping season! I scoured the Internet looking for awesome deals so that you don’t have to. If you didn’t make it out to the mall on Black Friday, here are some Cyber Monday sales you can check out from the peace and warmth of your own home.

  • Alloy Apparel – 40% off [Code: CYBERM]; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Aldo Shoes – 20% off regular-priced items; 50% off all sale items
  • Amazon – Limited time deals and price drops
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off purchase [Code: CYBER50]
  • Aritzia – Free shipping on order $100+; 40-60% off select items
  • ASOS – 30% off everything [Code: ILOVEMONDAYS]
  • Banana Republic – 40% off purchase [Code: CYBER]; Free shipping on $50+
  • Bed Bath & Beyond – 20% off one item; Free shipping on orders $49+
  • Best Buy – Huge discounts on consumer electronics; Free shipping on orders $35+
  • BonTon – $50 off $100 [Code: ZCYBER50MON]; 30% off [Code: CYBERSALE30]
  • Calvin Klein – 40% off purchase; Free shipping
  • Charlotte Russe – 30% off sitewide; Free shipping on all orders
  • Coach – Up to 50% off select items; Free shipping on all orders
  • CVS – 40% off photo canvas prints; 25% off photo ornaments
  • Dunkin Donuts – Free shipping on all orders [Code: DDCYBER14]
  • DSW – $10 off $49; $20 off $99 [Code: CYBERTHON]; Free shipping on $35+
  • Ebates – Double cash back at hundreds of stores
  • Forever21 – 20% off $60 [Code: CYBER20]; 30% off $100 [Code: CYBER30]
  • Front Gate – $100 off of $200 purchase [Code: XXW96323]
  • Gap – 40% off purchase [Code: CYBER]; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Google Play – Free Imagine Dragons album; 85% off books
  • Groupon – Doorbuster deals on goods up to 80% off
  • H&M – 30% off purchase; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • JCPenney – 20% off orders; Free shipping on orders $49+
  • Kate Spade – 30% off any order [Code: CYBER30]; Free shipping
  • Kohl’s – 20% off orders online; Free shipping on orders $25+
  • Loft – 50% off purchase [Code: MONDAY]
  • Lord & Taylor – 25% off all items [Code: MONDAY]; Free shipping on $99+
  • Lulu on OpenSky – 30% off storewide
  • Macys – Extra 15% off [Code: CYBER]; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Net-A-Porter – Up to 50% off sale; Free shipping and returns
  • Nine West – 20% off orders of $100+
  • Old Navy – 40% off purchase [Code: CYBER]; Free shipping on $50+
  • Overstock – Deals on electronics & more; Free shipping on $50+; 15% off
  • PacSun – 30% off and free shipping sitewide
  • Panera – $20 e-gift card when you purchase $100 in e-gift cards
  • Pier 1 – 30% off select items; Free shipping on $75+ [Code: FREESHIP75]
  • Royal Caribbean – 50% off 2nd guest; 50% off deposit; $400 spending onboard
  • Sephora – Free sample bag on orders $25+ [Code: SURPRISE]
  • Starbucks – $25 off online orders $70+; Free shipping [Code: CYBER14]
  • Target – Buy 1 Get 1 50% on apparel; Up to 40% off home decor
  • TOMS – 25% off select styles; Free shipping on orders $25+
  • Tory Burch – 20% off orders of $300+ [Code: LUCKY]
  • Ulta Beauty – Free 19 piece beauty bag with $60 order
  • Urban Outfitters – $15 off $75; $25 off $100; $50 off $150
  • Victoria’s Secret – Buy 1 bra Get 1 50% off; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Venus – $25 gift card when you spend $50; Free shipping on orders $100+
  • Verizon Wireless – Free Ellipsis 7 tablet with 2-year data plan
  • Walmart – Up to 50% off; Free shipping on orders $50+
  • Williams-Sonoma – 10% off $50; 15% off $100; Free shipping [Code: FREESHIP]
  • WWE Shop – 25% off orders [Code: CYBER]; Free shipping on orders $15+

Do you know of any other awesome deals? Share in the comments!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m constantly seeing ads for gifts for ladies, but sometimes shopping for a man on this holiday can be even more difficult. Here are some gift ideas for men that won’t hurt your budget.

  1. Fine-Knit Jumper by H&M $49.95
  2. Moleskine Classic Notebook $12.95
  3. Best Boyfriend Ever Mug $13.50
  4. Nike Brasilia Gym Sack $10.99
  5. ASOS Backpack in Buffalo $18.52
  6. Deer Magnet Blackboard $20.00
  7. Tommy Hilfiger Athletic Boxer Brief 4-Pack $23.99
  8. Colorblock Belt by FOSSIL $35.00
  9. ASOS VNeck T-Shirt 2-Pack $12.96

Hope you enjoy shopping for that special guy and have a romantic Friday!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

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With so many options, sometimes buying a unique and meaningful Valentine’s gift for the woman in your life can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some gift ideas, ranging from just $3 to $120.

  1. Heart of Gold bangle by Kate Spade $32.00
  2. Valentine’s Sweetheart Mugs by Starbucks $32.00
  3. Peter Pilotto for Target Skirt $34.99
  4. Heart Sweatshirt by ALLOY $24.90
  5. FOSSIL Sydney Zip Clutch $49.99
  6. Coach Multi Hearts Key Ring $38.00
  7. Cozy Knit Kitten Slippers from Forever21 $2.99
  8. Floral Bustier by H&M $9.95
  9. FOSSIL Sydney Mini Organizer $118.00

I hope these help your Valentine’s shopping, or act a good hint to share with your loved one. Happy lovers’ day!

Wardrobe Must Haves for 2013

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Welcome the new year with new wardrobe staples. The 13 items that you’ll wear all throughout this year are (1) perfect-fit tee, (2) infinity scarf, (3) oversized cardigan, (4) brightly colored oxfords, (5) skinniest colored jeans, (6) crewneck pullover, (7) suede hidden wedges, (8) maxi skirt, (9) chambray shirt, (10) large bright satchel, (11) boot socks, (12) fitted blazer, and (13) bright flats.

I’ve found examples of the 13 must-haves for 2013 for you to shop, and in Sensible Style fashion, they’re all $50 or under!

  1. Perfect Fit V-Neck Tee by J.Crew $14.99
  2. Infinity Scarf by Practical Impact $34.00
  3. Melange Cardigan by H&M $29.95
  4. FOLIROLI by ALDO $20.00
  5. Jegging by American Eagle $44.99
  6. Pique Raglan Pullover by American Apparel $32.00
  7. ZINGG Wedges by ALDO $50.00
  8. Convertible Knit Maxi Skirt by Merona $24.99
  9. Cora Denim Shirt by Alloy $32.90
  10. TINNIN by ALDO $31.49
  11. Solid Knee-High Sock by American Apparel $10.00
  12. Figure-Fit Jacket by H&M $40.00
  13. OSTLIE by ALDO $30.00