Month: June, 2014

Sales You Don’t Want to Miss this Weekend


It’s that time of year ladies, summer sales! Finally, those pretty clothes and accessories we’ve been eyeing on shelves since March are marked down. There are so many summer sales happening this weekend and next that I just had to organize them all and share! Enjoy!

1. Old Navy $1 Flip Flop Day (YAAAS)

20140621_onus_fft_min_02One dollar flip flop day? Uhm, yes please! It’s in stores only, but  while you’re there be sure and check out their $2 tanks, $4 kids tees, and $8 shorts! I also spotted some dresses for as low as $8 online. What a score!




2. JCREW Factory 40-60% off everything! 


If you’re anything like me, you love JCREW but hate their prices. This past year, I really started shopping at their factory outlet, where I often find the same/similar items from their regular store for half the price! And then, they run these amazing sales like the one that is happening now! Not too mention, on the weekend of every major holiday, you can expect to save 50% off everything (in stores only). So, next weekend for the 4th, you can expect everything to be marked down at 50% off. For my WV girls, there is a factory store at the Tanger Outlets in Pittsburgh.

3. Target $6 Tanks & Tees

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 10.15.17 AMLast night I made a “quick” trip to Target. I was shocked to see all their tanks and tees marked down to just $6. Not too mention, all their clothes, shoes, and bathing suits are BOGO 50%. Heck yes! I also noted that they added a bunch of new goodies to the clearance rack! 🙂




4. Urban Outfitters up to 70% off 

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 10.21.54 AMI really do love me some Urban Outfitters, especially when they are having a sale! They just added a bunch of dresses, rompers, shorts, tops, and accessories to their clearance rack. I LOVE this cute summer tote, now only $30. This sale is online too!





5. Anthropologie Summer Tag Sale 

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 10.25.04 AMOkay, so don’t get me wrong, I love Anthro for their clothes.. but for some reason, I am such a sucker for their house and home items. Right now they are featuring their 50% summer tag sale! Go snag you some high quality home decor for a low price!





6. ALL American Eagle Shorts under $25 

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 10.29.08 AMYep, that’s right.. every single pair of American Eagle shorts are under $25 dollars this weekend (includes some of their cute overalls too). This sale is rare and a bargain for sure! Be sure and grab a pair before they are gone!




7. H&M up to 70% off 

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Oh hello bathing suit pieces for only $4. Yep, you read that right! I know H&M prices aren’t typically too high on the regular, but for some reason when I see $20 for a bikini top, I’m hesitant to buy it. But $4? SOLD! Accessories, tops, bottoms, and dresses are also up to 70% too!




8. Aerie’s Semi Annual Sale

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I am sure you all knew about VS’s Semi Annual Sale, but did you know that Aerie is having one too? When visiting A&E for their shorts sale, be sure and pick up a typically expensive bra and pantie set for as low as $10! 🙂



And there you have it ladies. Eight stores your wallet can afford to hit up this weekend! Happy shopping, fashionistas! 🙂




Pay It Forward


I still vividly remember my first time helping someone. Sure, I remember plenty of Saturdays full of my parents dragging my brother and I to volunteer with the church, but this time was different. This time, it was my own decision to help. It was finally summer and my brother and I had just spent an afternoon at the park. Exhausted and damp from the southern humidity, we headed home for a popsicle. As we began our short walk home, we noticed our widowed, elderly neighbor, Mrs. Haney, weighed down by a heavy load of white, plastic grocery bags. It is an image that is still imprinted in my mind. She walked so slow that she seemed to be bobbing back and forth. I remember looking at her still in her slippers and nightgown and feeling an unfathomable sadness, a feeling I would come to later know as sympathy. I knew those bags she was struggling to hang onto had come from the dairy mart and I knew she had been walking for a long while. I don’t think I even had to tell my brother to come and help. Before I knew it, we had taken the bags from her and carried them up a small, but steep set of steps onto her porch. I don’t remember what she said to us, I only remember her trying to give my brother and I both a dime. Of course we refused any amount of money and raced home to tell my mom about our good deed. I look back now realizing that helping Mrs. Haney was the foundation for me wanting to spend my life giving back.

I truly believe God gives us unique talents that he entrusts us to discover and then go out and use to showcase His love in our everyday work. However, as I have gotten older,  I’ve noticed there is one talent each and every one of us have in common. I know, it may be hard to believe you have something in common with Beyonce or Kevin Durant, but bear with me. If I’ve learned anything in my 23 years, it is that all of human creation has the ability to go out and and do something to positively impact someone. Maybe it is changing someone’s life through your music, but like I learned as a kid, it can also be as simple as carrying someone’s groceries.

In life too often, success is measured by large, monumental  moments in our careers and personal lives. But to me, success is measured by the amount of people we touch during our time on Earth. The beauty of measuring success this way is that not only can each and everyone of us do it, but we can do it every single day. We should do it every single day. It can happen through smiling at a stranger, lending a hand, cracking a joke, donating your time, donating your money, feeding a homeless man, holding a door, or just saying thank you.

YOU can make a difference and YOU can change the world for one person.

And when we are drawing our final breaths in this life, I believe the meaningfulness of our time will come from the being able to answer the question, “What good did I do for others?”.

A better world is possible. Now go restore faith in humanity.